Patents by Inventor Stephen Sanborn

Stephen Sanborn 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: 11373253
    Abstract: Software, databases, computer models, and a series of monitoring devices are provided that are used collectively to optimize farming operations for the purpose of efficiently utilizing the water right associated with the land while recognizing the potential to transfer a proportional amount of the water right in a lease or sale arrangement to other water users. The contemplated system encourages water conservation by allowing those owning water rights to determine the feasibility of changed farming practices intended to maximize net returns and profitability of their overall farming operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: SWIIM System, LTD.
    Inventors: Kevin France, Stephen W. Smith, Donald Sanborn
  • Patent number: 10465565
    Abstract: A CO2 energy storage system includes a storage tank that stores a CO2 slurry, including dry ice and liquid CO2, at CO2 triple point temperature and pressure conditions. The storage system also includes a first pump coupled in flow communication with the storage tank. The first pump is configured to receive the CO2 slurry from the storage tank and to increase a pressure of the CO2 slurry to a pressure above the CO2 triple point pressure. The energy storage system further includes a contactor coupled in flow communication with the first pump. The contactor is configured to receive the high pressure CO2 slurry from the pump and to receive a first flow of gaseous CO2 at a pressure above the CO2 triple point pressure. The gaseous CO2 is contacted and then condensed by the melting dry ice in the slurry to generate liquid CO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Irina Pavlovna Spiry, Albert Santo Stella, John Brian McDermott, Stephen Sanborn
  • Patent number: 10310246
    Abstract: Improved image quality by structured illumination or pivoting illumination and faster image acquisition are both achieved. A line light enters first to fifth virtual pixels of a grating light valve, and first to fifth lights are emitted respectively from the first to fifth virtual pixels. The intensities and phases of the first to fifth 0th-order lights respectively depend on the arrangements of sub-pixels included in the first to fifth virtual pixels. The first to n-th 0th-order lights are extracted respectively from the first to n-th lights, and the first to n-th 0th-order lights are converted respectively into first to fifth light sheets. The first to fifth light sheets are created at a portion to be illuminated. The arrangements of the sub-pixels included in the first to fifth pixels are controlled such that a structured light sheet or pivoting light sheet is created at the portion to be illuminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: Screen Holdings Co., Ltd., The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Ryosuke Itoh, Olav Solgaard, Stephen Sanborn Hamann
  • Publication number: 20180156074
    Abstract: A CO2 energy storage system includes a storage tank that stores a CO2 slurry, including dry ice and liquid CO2, at CO2 triple point temperature and pressure conditions. The storage system also includes a first pump coupled in flow communication with the storage tank. The first pump is configured to receive the CO2 slurry from the storage tank and to increase a pressure of the CO2 slurry to a pressure above the CO2 triple point pressure. The energy storage system further includes a contactor coupled in flow communication with the first pump. The contactor is configured to receive the high pressure CO2 slurry from the pump and to receive a first flow of gaseous CO2 at a pressure above the CO2 triple point pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Irina Pavlovna Spiry, Albert Santo Stella, John Brian McDermott, Stephen Sanborn
  • Publication number: 20180088305
    Abstract: Improved image quality by structured illumination or pivoting illumination and faster image acquisition are both achieved. A line light enters first to fifth virtual pixels of a grating light valve, and first to fifth lights are emitted respectively from the first to fifth virtual pixels. The intensities and phases of the first to fifth 0th-order lights respectively depend on the arrangements of sub-pixels included in the first to fifth virtual pixels. The first to n-th 0th-order lights are extracted respectively from the first to n-th lights, and the first to n-th 0th-order lights are converted respectively into first to fifth light sheets. The first to fifth light sheets are created at a portion to be illuminated. The arrangements of the sub-pixels included in the first to fifth pixels are controlled such that a structured light sheet or pivoting light sheet is created at the portion to be illuminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Ryosuke ITOH, Olav SOLGAARD, Stephen Sanborn Hamann
  • Patent number: 9683435
    Abstract: A sensor deployment system for positioning within a well casing is provided. The sensor deployment system includes a deployment shuttle comprising a first end, a second end, and an inner surface and an outer surface extending between the first end and the second end. The inner surface is configured to define a channel between the first end and the second end. A sleeve is coupled to the outer surface and configured to move relative to the well casing. A wire support is coupled to the inner surface and extending into the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Andrew Jacob Gorton, Glen Peter Koste, Mahadevan Balasubramaniam, Stephen Sanborn
  • Publication number: 20150252665
    Abstract: A sensor deployment system for positioning within a well casing is provided. The sensor deployment system includes a deployment shuttle comprising a first end, a second end, and an inner surface and an outer surface extending between the first end and the second end. The inner surface is configured to define a channel between the first end and the second end. A sleeve is coupled to the outer surface and configured to move relative to the well casing. A wire support is coupled to the inner surface and extending into the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew Jacob Gorton, Glen Peter Koste, Mahadevan Balasubramaniam, Stephen Sanborn