Patents by Inventor Steven J. Peters

Steven J. Peters 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: 20190201997
    Abstract: A welding or additive manufacturing contact tip includes an electrically-conductive body extending from a proximal end of the body to a distal end of the body. The body forms a first bore terminating at a first exit orifice at a distal end face of the body, and a second bore terminating at a second exit orifice at the distal end face of the body. The first and second exit orifices are separated from each other by a distance configured to facilitate formation of a bridge droplet between a first wire electrode delivered through the first bore and a second wire electrode delivered through the second bore during a deposition operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander J. Stergios, Steven R. Peters, Bruce J. Chantry, Matthew A. Weeks
  • Publication number: 20190168334
    Abstract: A system and method of welding or additive manufacturing is provided where at least two welding electrodes are provided to and passed through a two separate orifices on a single contact tip and a welding waveform is provided to the electrodes through the contact tip to weld simultaneously with both electrodes, where a bridge droplet is formed between the electrodes and then transferred to the puddle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Todd E. Kooken, Steven R. Peters, Matthew A. Weeks, Bruce J. Chantry, Alexander J. Stergios
  • Patent number: 6453396
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for hardware assisted backup for a computer mass storage subsystem wherein files to be backed up from a source storage medium (e.g. disk) to a formatted storage medium (e.g. tape) are written in logical block number (“LBN”) order regardless of the file's on-disk layout. If the source file structure information is available it is used or the disk blocks containing the file structure are marked in a used (or “free”) block bit map which may then be modified to exclude files that are “open for write”, marked as “no backup” or not part of the selected file save operation. In operation, the blocks are written to tape using a Tape Copy Data (“TCD”) command. Blocks that were selected, but excluded as “open for write” may then be written to the tape utilizing more conventional methodologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation
    Inventors: Steven E. Boone, Steven J. Peters
  • Patent number: 6311240
    Abstract: A system and method for hardware assisted formatted data transfer allows a formatting storage controller to read and record data on a formatted storage medium and avoids a requirement of continuous interaction by a host system in the transfer process. The host system can initiate the transfer process by sending a command block, a data definition, and an on-media structure definition to a formatting storage controller, which performs the formatted transfer and notifies the host system when the transfer is completed or an exception occurs. Alternately, the formatting storage controller can access one or more on-media structure definitions stored in a persistent storage unit in accordance with an on-media structure selector provided by the host system in the command block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation
    Inventors: Steven E. Boone, Steven J. Peters
  • Patent number: 5442361
    Abstract: A microwave transceiver using a reflection pumped mixer includes an electromagnetic signal generator, a subreflector, a reflector of electromagnetic signals from the subreflector, a mixer, circulator, and processing circuitry to relate electromagnetic signal frequency differences to the range of a target from the transceiver. Such frequency differences are detected by the mixer from the captured electromagnetic signals reflected distant targets and reflected electromagnetic signals from the subreflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1995
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Steven J. Peters, Kenneth G. Voyce
  • Patent number: 5298909
    Abstract: A coaxial multiple-mode antenna system (10) is disclosed, including a coaxial input section (14) for coaxially collecting, for example, MMW and IR electromagnetic radiation. The IR radiation is focused to a point at the input section's focal plane, while the MMW beam has a relatively large width in this plane. An interface section (16) includes an IR section (18) and MMW section (20) that allow the two beams to be separately processed with a minimum of losses. In that regard, the MMW section includes a lens (42), having an incident surface, the center of which is positioned at the focal plane. An optical fiber (46) extends axially through the lens and has an incident end that is aligned with the incident surface of the lens. The lens quasi-optically transmits the MMW beam to a detection circuit (26), while the optical fiber transmits the IR beam to detection circuit (22). Because the optical fiber receives the IR beam before it is processed by the lens, IR losses are limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1994
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Steven J. Peters, David C. Vacanti
  • Patent number: 5136304
    Abstract: An electronically tunable phased array antenna element compensates for the variation of input impedance as the scan angle of the array changes. A microstrip feed is used which allows monolithic microwave integrated circuits to easily be incorporated in the radiating element housing. The element improves transmit or receive sensitivity. In addition, this electronic tuning will counteract detuning of the element caused by external influences such as electromagnetic field coupling from other nearby antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Steven J. Peters
  • Patent number: 4885556
    Abstract: A nearly square waveguide below cutoff has a microstrip substrate disposed diagonally therein. A first shunt capacitance is provided by either a conductor formed on the microstrip substrate or a conductor disposed in the waveguide perpendicular to the microstrip substrate. A dielectric window is disposed in the end to provide a shunt capacitance at the opposite end of the waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1989
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Bernard J. Lamberty, Steven J. Peters