Patents by Inventor Steven A. Schulte

Steven A. Schulte 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).

  • Publication number: 20200326327
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for analyte detection and analysis. A system can comprise an open substrate configured to rotate. The open substrate can comprise an array of immobilized analytes. A solution comprising a plurality of probes may be directed, via centrifugal force, across the array during rotation of the substrate, to couple at least one of the plurality of probes with at least one of the analytes to form a bound probe. A detector can be configured to detect a signal from the bound probe via continuous rotational area scanning of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Kristopher BARBEE, Nathan BECKETT, Denis PRISTINSKI, Derek SCHULTE, Avishai BARTOV, Jamie SULLIVAN, Dumitru BRINZA, Abizar LAKDAWALLA, Steven MENCHEN, Gilad ALMOGY, Mark PRATT
  • Patent number: 10590358
    Abstract: A system for processing a gas stream can include an acid gas removal unit comprising a first absorber unit, a compressor, and a second absorber unit. The first absorber unit is configured to receive a feed gas stream containing organic sulfur species and acid gas components, remove at least a portion of the organic sulfur species and acid gas components using a semi-rich solvent at a first pressure, produce a semi-treated gas stream, and produce a rich solvent stream. The compressor unit is configured to compress the semi-treated gas stream from the first pressure to a higher second pressure. The second absorber unit is configured to receive the compressed semi-treated gas stream, remove at least a portion of any organic sulfur species and acid gas components present in the compressed semi-treated gas stream using a lean solvent, produce the semi-rich solvent stream, and produce a treated gas stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Fluor Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Steven van Wagensveld, Curt Graham, Dave Schulte, Bryant Lynch
  • Patent number: 10589213
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems and methods for processing a feed gas and acid gas removal. A method may comprise receiving a feed gas to an absorber; contacting the feed gas counter-currently with a lean solvent stream to remove acid gas from the feed gas; producing a treated feed gas stream from the absorber; producing a rich solvent stream from the absorber comprising H2S and CO2 removed from the feed gas; receiving a side stream from the absorber to a side cooler; removing at least a portion of the heat of absorption from the side stream by the side cooler; producing a first output stream from the side cooler that is routed back into the absorber at a point below a draw point for the side stream; and producing a second output stream from the side cooler that is routed back into the absorber at a point below the first output stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Fluor Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Steven van Wagensveld, Dave Schulte, Bryant Lynch
  • Publication number: 20190292474
    Abstract: A system for processing a gas stream can include an acid gas removal unit comprising a first absorber unit, a compressor, and a second absorber unit. The first absorber unit is configured to receive a feed gas stream containing organic sulfur species and acid gas components, remove at least a portion of the organic sulfur species and acid gas components using a semi-rich solvent at a first pressure, produce a semi-treated gas stream, and produce a rich solvent stream. The compressor unit is configured to compress the semi-treated gas stream from the first pressure to a higher second pressure. The second absorber unit is configured to receive the compressed semi-treated gas stream, remove at least a portion of any organic sulfur species and acid gas components present in the compressed semi-treated gas stream using a lean solvent, produce the semi-rich solvent stream, and produce a treated gas stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Fluor Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Steven van Wagensveld, Curt Graham, Dave Schulte, Bryant Lynch
  • Patent number: 10358614
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to methods and systems for processing a gas stream and for removing mercaptans from a feed stream. A method may comprise compressing a semi-treated gas stream, wherein the semi-treated gas stream comprises organic sulfur species and acid gas components; contacting the semi-treated gas stream with a lean solvent; removing at least a portion of the organic sulfur species and acid gas components from the semi-treated gas stream to produce a treated gas stream and a semi-rich solvent stream; contacting a feed gas stream with the semi-rich solvent, wherein the feed gas stream comprises organic sulfur species and acid gas components; and removing at least a portion of the organic sulfur species and acid gas components from the feed gas stream to produce the semi-treated gas stream based on contacting the semi-rich solvent with the feed gas stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Fluor Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Steven van Wagensveld, Curt Graham, Dave Schulte, Bryant Lynch
  • Patent number: 10344328
    Abstract: Provided are methods for biological sample processing and analysis. A method can comprise providing a substrate configured to rotate. The substrate can comprise an array having immobilized thereto a biological analyte. A solution comprising a plurality of probes may be directed, via centrifugal force, across the substrate during rotation of the substrate, to couple at least one of the plurality of probes with the biological analyte. A detector can be configured to detect a signal from the at least one probe coupled to the biological analyte, thereby analyzing the biological analyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ULTIMA GENOMICS, INC.
    Inventors: Kristopher Barbee, Nathan Beckett, Denis Pristinski, Derek Schulte, Avishai Bartov, Jamie Sullivan, Dumitru Brinza, Abizar Lakdawalla, Steven Menchen, Gilad Almogy, Mark Pratt
  • Publication number: 20190153531
    Abstract: Provided are methods for biological sample processing and analysis. A method can comprise providing a substrate configured to rotate. The substrate can comprise an array having immobilized thereto a biological analyte. A solution comprising a plurality of probes may be directed, via centrifugal force, across the substrate during rotation of the substrate, to couple at least one of the plurality of probes with the biological analyte. A detector can be configured to detect a signal from the at least one probe coupled to the biological analyte, thereby analyzing the biological analyte.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Kristopher BARBEE, Nathan BECKETT, Denis PRISTINSKI, Derek SCHULTE, Avishai BARTOV, Jamie SULLIVAN, Dumitru BRINZA, Abizar LAKDAWALLA, Steven MENCHEN, Gilad ALMOGY, Mark PRATT
  • Publication number: 20190153520
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for analyte detection and analysis. A system can comprise an open substrate configured to rotate. The open substrate can comprise an array of immobilized analytes. A solution comprising a plurality of probes may be directed, via centrifugal force, across the array during rotation of the substrate, to couple at least one of the plurality of probes with at least one of the analytes to form a bound probe. A detector can be configured to detect a signal from the bound probe via continuous rotational area scanning of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Kristopher BARBEE, Nathan BECKETT, Denis PRISTINSKI, Derek SCHULTE, Avishai BARTOV, Jamie SULLIVAN, Dumitru BRINZA, Abizar LAKDAWALLA, Steven MENCHEN, Gilad ALMOGY, Mark PRATT
  • Publication number: 20070257650
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multi-phase power regulator that accurately senses current at a load in a lossless manner and adjusts the power supplied to the load based on the sensed current. Also disclosed is a method of calibrating a multiphase voltage regulator by applying a known calibration current at the load and determining actual current values by the difference in measured values between when the known calibration current is applied and when it is not applied. The accurate current is determined at a known temperature and accurate temperature compensation is provided by a non-linear digital technique. Each phase of the multi-phase power regulator is individually calibrated so that balanced channels provide accurate power to the load. Also disclosed is a calibration method with minimal noise generation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Inventors: Scott Southwell, Benjamim Tang, Robert Carroll, Steven Schulte
  • Publication number: 20070085399
    Abstract: A rotary adjuster, such as for a vehicle seat having a seat back rotable relative to a seat bottom, includes a first member defining first and second cam surfaces. A second member is rotatably mounted relative to the first member about an axis. The second member defines third and fourth cam surfaces. The third cam surface faces the first cam surface and defines a first gap therebetween. The fourth cam surface faces the second cam surface and defines a second gap therebetween. A first wedge element is disposed in the first gap so as be selectively movable between a wedged position engaging the first and third cam surfaces to prevent rotation of the second member relative to the first member in a first rotational direction, and a free position permitting movement of the second member relative to the first member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Inventors: John Nathan, Steven Schulte
  • Patent number: 7134685
    Abstract: An assembly for a vehicle seat includes an air bag module having an inflatable air bag, and a trim cover that covers at least a portion of the air bag module. The trim cover further has a deployment seam for allowing the air bag to deploy through the trim cover. The assembly also includes an air bag deployment member for guiding deployment of the air bag, and the deployment member has first and second sections. The first section is connected to the trim cover and extends toward a first side of the air bag module. The second section is connected to the first section at a location proximate the trim cover and extends toward a second side of the air bag module. Furthermore, the second section of the deployment member is not connected directly to the trim cover, and the deployment member is connected to the trim cover on only one side of the deployment seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Bill C. Panagos, Steven A. Schulte
  • Publication number: 20060001408
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multi-phase power regulator that accurately senses current at a load in a lossless manner and adjusts the power supplied to the load based on the sensed current. Also disclosed is a method of calibrating a multiphase voltage regulator by applying a known calibration current at the load and determining actual current values by the difference in measured values between when the known calibration current is applied and when it is not applied. The accurate current is determined at a known temperature and accurate temperature compensation is provided by a non-linear digital technique. Each phase of the multi-phase power regulator is individually calibrated so that balanced channels provide accurate power to the load. Also disclosed is a calibration method with minimal noise generation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2004
    Publication date: January 5, 2006
    Inventors: Scott Southwell, Benjamim Tang, Robert Carroll, Steven Schulte
  • Publication number: 20050156412
    Abstract: An assembly for a vehicle seat includes an air bag module having an inflatable air bag, and a trim cover that covers at least a portion of the air bag module. The trim cover further has a deployment seam for allowing the air bag to deploy through the trim cover. The assembly also includes an air bag deployment member that substantially circumscribes the air bag module. The deployment member is connected to the trim cover on only one side of the deployment seam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Publication date: July 21, 2005
    Applicant: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Bill Panagos, Steven Schulte
  • Patent number: 5930886
    Abstract: A vehicle modular three-across seat, or, so-called, split bench seat assembly, including two wide outboard seat structures and a narrower middle seat structure. Each outboard seat structure is supported on the floor of the vehicle by four corner anchors for independent forward and aft movement. The middle seat is supported in a fixed manner by four corner support brackets extending outwardly and downwardly to mount on the adjacent two pairs of front and rear corner anchors. The modular three-seat assembly is adapted to be installed as a unit in the vehicle by securing the four corner anchors of each of the two outboard seat structures to the vehicle floor pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: Chrysler Corporation
    Inventors: Dragi Jovan, David A. Bargiel, Thomas J. Susko, Steven A. Schulte
  • Patent number: 5529376
    Abstract: A vehicle modular three-across seat, or, so-called, split bench seat assembly, including two wide outboard seat structures and a narrower middle seat structure. Each outboard seat structure is supported on the floor of the vehicle by four corner anchors for independent forward and aft movement. The middle seat is supported in a fixed manner by four corner support brackets extending outwardly and downwardly to mount on the adjacent two pairs of front and rear corner anchors. The modular three-seat assembly is adapted to be installed as a unit in the vehicle by securing the four corner anchors of each of the two outboard seat structures to the vehicle floor pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Assignee: Chrysler Corporation
    Inventors: Dragi Jovan, David A. Bargiel, Thomas J. Susko, Steven A. Schulte
  • Patent number: 5498052
    Abstract: A vehicle seat comprises a seat back cushion assembly having a lower end and an upper end, and a seat cushion assembly having one end adjacent the lower end of the seat back assembly and an opposite end. A mounting structure is provided and is constructed and arranged with respect to the upper end of the seat back cushion assembly to mount the same so that the upper end does not move appreciably in a horizontal direction but can have limited vertical movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1996
    Assignees: Atoma International, Inc., Chrysler Corporation, Lear Seating Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph A. Severini, Daniel C. L. Yee, Omar D. Tame, Shelly M. Plaza, Noel P. Gravenstruter, Dragi Jovan, Thomas J. Susko, Steven A. Schulte
  • Patent number: 5275779
    Abstract: An armrest assembly (10, 110, 210) is provided for pivotal attachment to an automotive seat (16). The armrest assembly (10, 110, 210) includes a cellular foam armrest pad (26, 126, 226) and an armrest cover (28, 128, 228) disposed about the armrest pad (26, 126, 226). The assembly (10, 110, 210) further includes a receptacle (46, 146, 246) for receiving and supporting a beverage container (C) and which is formed of a pliable, vacuum formable vinyl material to maintain the "soft touch" characteristic of the armrest assembly (10, 110, 210). A method is also provided for making the armrest assembly (10, 110, 210).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1994
    Assignee: Lear Seating Corporation
    Inventors: Donald F. Marfilius, Steven A. Schulte
  • Patent number: 5150946
    Abstract: An armrest assembly (10, 110, 210) is provided for pivotal attachment to an automotive seat (16). The armrest assembly (10, 110, 210) includes a cellular foam armrest pad (26, 126, 226) and an armrest cover (28, 128, 228) disposed about the armrest pad (26, 126, 226). The assembly (10, 110, 210) further includes a receptacle (46, 146, 246) for receiving and supporting a beverage container (C) and which is formed of a pliable, vacuum formable vinyl material to maintain the "soft touch" characteristic of the armrest assembly (10, 110, 210). A method is also provided for making the armrest assembly (10, 110, 210).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Assignee: Lear Seating Corporation
    Inventors: Donald F. Marfilius, Steven A. Schulte