Patents by Inventor Stephen Randall

Stephen Randall has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11852118
    Abstract: A horizontal axis wind turbine comprising a rotor having a plurality of blades, the rotor having a radius R of at least 80 meters, the blades comprising: a root end and a tip end, the blades extending in a spanwise direction from the root end to the tip end; a leading edge and a trailing edge, the blades extending in a chordwise direction along a chord from the leading edge to the trailing edge; a shoulder between the root end and the tip end where a chord length defined between the leading edge and the trailing edge is at a maximum; the blades being twisted between the root end and the tip end and the twist is defined by a twist distribution curve along the spanwise direction of the blades, each blade further comprising: an inboard region between the root end of the blade and the shoulder of the blade; an outboard region between a rotor radius 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventors: Stephen Randall, Andrea Attorni, Thomas Potentier, Francesco Grasso
  • Patent number: 11796083
    Abstract: A valve trim that is configured to abate noise in a control valve. These configurations may include a cage with a flow path that has a spiral design or layout. This flow path can direct flow around a central bore. A plug may reside in this bore. This plug can travel longitudinally to change parameters of flow through the control valve. In one implementation, the spiral design can split flow inside of the cage. This feature can elongate travel of flow without any increase in dimensions of the cage (or the valve trim itself).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Dresser, LLC
    Inventors: Chad Eric Yates, Rohan N. Buntval, Stephen Randall Farmer, Donald Stroman Sanders, Jeremy Asher Glaun, Mikhail Anisimov
  • Patent number: 11752709
    Abstract: A reinforcing structure for a wind turbine blade A reinforcing structure for a wind turbine blade (12) is described. The reinforcing structure comprises one or more pultruded strips (42C) having spanwise grooves (54). The grooves (54) impart transverse flexibility to the strips (42C), allowing the strips (42C) to conform to the curvature of a wind turbine blade mould (44). An associated method of making a reinforcing structure for a wind turbine blade (12) is described. The method comprises providing an elongate mould (44) extending in a longitudinal direction and defining a mould surface at least part of which is concave-curved in transverse cross section. One or more pultruded strips (42C) with spanwise grooves (54) are arranged in the mould (44) to form the reinforcing structure. The pultruded strip(s) are bent along the grooves (54) so that they substantially conform to the transverse curvature of the mould surface. In preferred embodiments the reinforcing structure is a spar cap (36).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventor: Stephen Randall
  • Publication number: 20230270389
    Abstract: A telemedicine system comprises (i) medical devices that are each configured to generate patient datasets, and (ii) a remote web server. At least one of the medical devices is then configured to upload or send patient datasets to the remote web server, directly from an internet-connected app running either on the medical device or on at least one intermediary device. The remote web server is configured to generate a unique web-link that is associated with a specific patient dataset. The unique web-link enables a healthcare professional to review the specific patient dataset by selecting the web-link from within a web browser or from within any dedicated telemedicine application that opens web-links.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Inventors: Stephen RANDALL, Mark GRETTON, Dan GIESCHEN, Nick GIESCHEN, Pablo RIVAS, Augusto GARCIA
  • Publication number: 20230235723
    Abstract: A horizontal axis wind turbine comprising a rotor having a plurality of blades, the rotor having a radius R of at least 80 meters, the blades comprising: a root end and a tip end, the blades extending in a spanwise direction from the root end to the tip end; a leading edge and a trailing edge, the blades extending in a chordwise direction along a chord from the leading edge to the trailing edge; a shoulder between the root end and the tip end where a chord length defined between the leading edge and the trailing edge is at a maximum; the blades being twisted between the root end and the tip end and the twist is defined by a twist distribution curve along the spanwise direction of the blades, each blade further comprising: an inboard region between the root end of the blade and the shoulder of the blade; an outboard region between a rotor radius 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Publication date: July 27, 2023
    Inventors: Stephen Randall, Andrea Attorni, Thomas Potentier, Francesco Grasso
  • Publication number: 20230235721
    Abstract: A horizontal axis wind turbine comprising a rotor having a plurality of blades, the rotor having a radius of at least 80 meters, the blades comprising: a root end and a tip end; a leading edge and a trailing edge; a shoulder between the root end and the tip end where a chord length defined between the leading edge and the trailing edge is at a maximum; wherein: Solr is at least 0.0140 at 0.7R; Solr is at least 0.0116 at 0.8R; Solr is at least 0.0090 at 0.9R; Solr being the combined radius specific solidity of the blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Publication date: July 27, 2023
    Inventors: Stephen Randall, Andrea Attorni, Thomas Potentier, Francesco Grasso
  • Publication number: 20230035429
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for stabilising a wind turbine blade (106), the method comprising, attaching (S2) an air blowing arrangement (201) to the blade, detecting (S4) an oscillation of the blade, and operating (S5) the attached air blowing arrangement to provide a thrust to counteract the oscillation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventor: Stephen Randall
  • Patent number: 11486841
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for monitoring and classifying released gases in an enclosed system having a gas source, by a gas sensor that has been a priori pre-trained to distinguish an off-gas event (OGE) or a thermal run off event (TRE) from non-OGE interfering gases release. The pre-training utilizes one of a machine learning (ML) or a deep learning (DL) algorithm to pre-train the gas sensor to detect a plurality of known gas analyte to generate sensor signals with respective unique characteristics, extracting features from the sensor signals to establish a decision boundary or an estimated probability of a false positive release of the OGE or the TRE from the non-OGE type of interfering gas release. The established decision boundaries or probability distributions are implemented as candidate model for field deployment to classify the released gases to distinguish whether OGE or TRE takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: NEXCERIS INNOVATION HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley Glenn, Stephen Randall Cummings, Nicholas Brannigan Frank
  • Patent number: 11443835
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing data inquiries are described. In one embodiment, data from a data source can be received, a data processing request indicating a request to perform a first function can be received, and a first identifier associated with a user can be determined based on the received data. A table storing a plurality of adjudication results including a plurality of field parameters may be accessed. The plurality of adjudication results in the table can be filtered by determining which of the plurality of adjudication results includes one of the plurality of field parameters having a value that matches or corresponds to the selected field value to create a first subset of filtered adjudication results from the plurality of adjudication results. The first subset of adjudication results can be transmitted when the processor determines that at least one adjudication result of the plurality of adjudication results is within the first subset. Additional methods and systems are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Express Scripts Strategie Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry S. Gangaikondan-Iyer, William S. Patterson, Stephen A. Randall
  • Publication number: 20220247775
    Abstract: Vulnerability scanning systems and methods are provided for automatically performing the steps necessary for compliance testing and auditing of an organization's systems, and determining security posture in real time. A Machine-in-the-Middle Microserviced Security Engine (MiMMSE) is provided that provides one-way traffic for command execution and security improvement, management for automating services in OS containers, the elimination of multiple connections to services per client to give users more control of network access, total data destruction after each run to reduce attack surfaces, encryption over container services, reverse tunnel or VPN traffic between pods, clusters, and other separated networks, and machine learning (e.g., neural-network-based) maps for command execution order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Brandon Patrick Shake, Stephen Randall Chavez, Phillip Victor Michael Williams
  • Patent number: 11394740
    Abstract: Vulnerability scanning systems and methods are provided for automatically performing the steps necessary for compliance testing and auditing of an organization's systems, and determining security posture in real time. A Machine-in-the-Middle Microserviced Security Engine (MiMMSE) is provided that provides one-way traffic for command execution and security improvement, management for automating services in OS containers, the elimination of multiple connections to services per client to give users more control of network access, total data destruction after each run to reduce attack surfaces, encryption over container services, reverse tunnel or VPN traffic between pods, clusters, and other separated networks, and machine learning (e.g., neural-network-based) maps for command execution order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: TechSlayers LLC
    Inventors: Brandon Patrick Shake, Stephen Randall Chavez, Phillip Victor Michael Williams
  • Patent number: 11326576
    Abstract: A shear web foot for a wind turbine blade is described. The shear web foot extends longitudinally and comprises a base for attaching to an internal surface of the blade and first and second side walls. The side walls extend respectively from opposite longitudinal sides of the base. At least part of each side wall is inclined relative to the base and inclined towards the other side wall. A web-foot interior is defined at least in part by the base and the first and second side walls. One or more internal walls are located in the web-foot interior. The one or more internal walls extend between the base and the first and/or second side walls and are spaced apart from the first and second side walls to define a plurality of chambers within the web-foot interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventor: Stephen Randall
  • Publication number: 20220099610
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for monitoring and classifying released gases in an enclosed system having a gas source, by a gas sensor that has been a priori pre-trained to distinguish an off-gas event (OGE) or a thermal run off event (TRE) from non-OGE interfering gases release. The pre-training utilizes one of a machine learning (ML) or a deep learning (DL) algorithm to pre-train the gas sensor to detect a plurality of known gas analyte to generate sensor signals with respective unique characteristics, extracting features from the sensor signals to establish a decision boundary or an estimated probability of a false positive release of the OGE or the TRE from the non-OGE type of interfering gas release. The established decision boundaries or probability distributions are implemented as candidate model for field deployment to classify the released gases to distinguish whether OGE or TRE takes place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Bradley GLENN, Stephen Randall CUMMINGS, Nicholas Brannigan FRANK
  • Publication number: 20220070615
    Abstract: A method and system for facilitating provisioning of location-based information to a user device is provided. The method may include a step of receiving, using a communication device, one or more beacon identifier from a user device. Further, the method may include a step of retrieving one or more digital content based on the one or more beacon identifier. Further, the method may include a step of transmitting, the one or more digital content to the user device. Further, the method may include a step of storing two or more digital content corresponding to two or more locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventor: Stephen Randall Bentley
  • Patent number: 11118561
    Abstract: A modular wind turbine blade is described. The blade has at least a first blade module and a second blade module connected to end to end. An interface is defined between the respective modules. The blade further comprises at least one longitudinally extending spar structure that forms part of the outer shells of the first and second blade modules when the modules are connected. The or each spar structure is substantially continuous and extends across the interface between the first and second blade modules when the modules are connected. The or each spar structure is integrated with the first blade module and the spar structure is folded or coiled to facilitate transportation of the module. The second blade module includes channels defined in the outer shell for receiving the or each spar structure when the modules are connected. In this way the spar structures also form part of the outer shell of the second module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventor: Stephen Randall
  • Patent number: 11041477
    Abstract: A method of making an elongate reinforcing structure, such as a shear web, for a wind turbine blade is described. The reinforcing structure comprises a longitudinally-extending web and a longitudinally-extending flange. The flange extends along a longitudinal edge of the web and is arranged transversely to the web. The method involves providing a flange structure comprising a flange portion, and a projecting portion that extends along the length of the flange portion and projects transversely from a surface of the flange portion. The projecting portion is bonded between laminate layers of the web. The flange structure is preferably a pultruded component having a T-shaped cross-section. The method allows a simple, inexpensive and reconfigurable mould tool to be used. In preferred embodiments the mould tool has a flat surface without sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventors: Steve Wardropper, Jonathan Smith, Andrew Hedges, Stephen Randall
  • Patent number: D975405
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Arthur Laurence Cook, Stephen Randall Quay, Ashley Gill Sult, Nicholas Reid Gosseen
  • Patent number: D975969
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Arthur Laurence Cook, Stephen Randall Quay, Ashley Gill Sult, Nicholas Reid Gosseen
  • Patent number: D975970
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Arthur Laurence Cook, Stephen Randall Quay, Ashley Gill Sult, Nicholas Reid Gosseen
  • Patent number: D1030260
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Arthur Laurence Cook, Nicholas Reid Gosseen, Ashley Gill Sult, Stephen Randall Quay