Patents by Inventor Steven Van Fleet

Steven Van Fleet 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: 20180202990
    Abstract: The invention encompasses systems and methods for detecting and/or monitoring the integrity and/or condition of cement, structures incorporating cement including, for example, highways, bridges, buildings, and wellbores using Nano-Electro-Mechanical System (NEMS)-based and/or Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS)-based data sensors. The disclosure further encompasses systems and methods of monitoring the integrity and performance of a structure and the surrounding formation of structure through the life of the structure using NEMS/MEMS-based data sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Brian Von Herzen, Steven Van Fleet
  • Publication number: 20170356989
    Abstract: The invention encompasses a system and method for monitoring a power line. In certain embodiments, a system emits a series of signals that allow for analytic analysis of a power line. For example, by taking multiple signal readings, it is possible to detect an average height reading of a power line and observe long-term trends in the time delay from signal emission to reception of an echo-signal. This allows for accurate measurement of various physical parameters of a power line, for example, the height of the power line above the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Steven VAN FLEET, Brian VON HERZEN
  • Patent number: 9733230
    Abstract: This invention encompasses embodiments for multi-modal integrated simultaneous measurement of various aspects of fluids contained in circulating systems such as automotive reciprocating engines and vehicle transmissions. These circulating systems perform constant internal lubrication, and heat and contaminant removal to protect the internal moving parts from the inherent friction and damage in normal operation. Most commonly this is achieved with fluids based on hydrocarbon and/or related synthetics, which, over time, can lose their protective properties, and vary in their performance or breakdown/decay due to internal and external events. Several components within the lubricant fluid can be measured and can provide insight into the efficacy of the system to perform its designed mission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: MASTINC
    Inventors: Brian Von Herzen, Steven Van Fleet
  • Patent number: 9651538
    Abstract: This invention encompasses embodiments for multi-modal integrated simultaneous measurement of various aspects of fluids contained in circulating systems such as automotive reciprocating engines and vehicle transmissions. These circulating systems perform constant internal lubrication, and heat and contaminant removal to protect the internal moving parts from the inherent friction and damage in normal operation. Most commonly this is achieved with fluids based on hydrocarbon and/or related synthetics, which, over time, can lose their protective properties, and vary in their performance or breakdown/decay due to internal and external events. Several components within the lubricant fluid can be measured and can provide insight into the efficacy of the system to perform its designed mission. Described herein is a real-time, simultaneous, integrated, multi-modal sensor system for early warning notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: MASTINC.
    Inventors: Brian Von Herzen, Steven Van Fleet
  • Publication number: 20170074853
    Abstract: This invention encompasses embodiments for multi-modal integrated simultaneous measurement of various aspects of fluids contained in circulating systems such as automotive reciprocating engines and vehicle transmissions. These circulating systems perform constant internal lubrication, and heat and contaminant removal to protect the internal moving parts from the inherent friction and damage in normal operation. Most commonly this is achieved with fluids based on hydrocarbon and/or related synthetics, which, over time can lose their protective properties, and vary in their performance or breakdown/decay due to internal and external events. Several components within the lubricant fluid can be measured and can provide insight into the efficacy of the system to perform its designed mission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Brian VON HERZEN, Steven VAN FLEET
  • Patent number: 9568461
    Abstract: This invention encompasses embodiments for multi-modal integrated simultaneous measurement of various aspects of fluids contained in circulating systems such as automotive reciprocating engines and vehicle transmissions. These circulating systems perform constant internal lubrication, and heat and contaminant removal to protect the internal moving parts from the inherent friction and damage in normal operation. Most commonly this is achieved with fluids based on hydrocarbon and/or related synthetics, which, over time, can lose their protective properties, and vary in their performance or breakdown/decay due to internal and external events. Several components within the lubricant fluid can be measured and can provide insight into the efficacy of the system to perform its designed mission. Described herein is a real-time, simultaneous, integrated, multi-modal sensor system for early warning notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: MASTINC
    Inventors: Brian Von Herzen, Steven Van Fleet
  • Publication number: 20160363575
    Abstract: This invention encompasses embodiments for multi-modal integrated simultaneous measurement of various aspects of fluids contained in circulating systems such as automotive reciprocating engines and vehicle transmissions. These circulating systems perform constant internal lubrication, and heat and contaminant removal to protect the internal moving parts from the inherent friction and damage in normal operation. Most commonly this is achieved with fluids based on hydrocarbon and/or related synthetics, which, over time, can lose their protective properties, and vary in their performance or breakdown/decay due to internal and external events. Several components within the lubricant fluid can be measured and can provide insight into the efficacy of the system to perform its designed mission. The mass and level of the fluid may also be monitored on an on-going basis. Described herein is a real-time, simultaneous, integrated, multi-modal sensor system for early warning notification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Applicant: Micromem Applied Sensor Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: BRIAN VON HERZEN, STEVEN VAN FLEET, HAMISH FALLSIDE, RANDALL HALL
  • Patent number: 9473831
    Abstract: This invention encompasses embodiments for multi-modal integrated simultaneous measurement of various aspects of fluids contained in circulating systems such as automotive reciprocating engines and vehicle transmissions. These circulating systems perform constant internal lubrication, and heat and contaminant removal to protect the internal moving parts from the inherent friction and damage in normal operation. Most commonly this is achieved with fluids based on hydrocarbon and/or related synthetics, which, over time, can lose their protective properties, and vary in their performance or breakdown/decay due to internal and external events. Several components within the lubricant fluid can be measured and can provide insight into the efficacy of the system to perform its designed mission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: MASTINC
    Inventors: Brian Von Herzen, Steven Van Fleet
  • Publication number: 20160266086
    Abstract: The invention encompasses systems and methods for detecting and/or monitoring the integrity and/or condition of cement, structures incorporating cement including, for example, highways, bridges, buildings, and wellbores using Nano-Electro-Mechanical System (NEMS)-based and/or Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS)-based data sensors. The disclosure further encompasses systems and methods of monitoring the integrity and performance of a structure and the surrounding formation of structure through the life of the structure using NEMS/MEMS-based data sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Brian VON HERZEN, Steven Van Fleet
  • Patent number: 9389215
    Abstract: This invention encompasses embodiments for multi-modal integrated simultaneous measurement of various aspects of fluids contained in circulating systems such as automotive reciprocating engines and vehicle transmissions. These circulating systems perform constant internal lubrication, and heat and contaminant removal to protect the internal moving parts from the inherent friction and damage in normal operation. Most commonly this is achieved with fluids based on hydrocarbon and/or related synthetics, which, over time, can lose their protective properties, and vary in their performance or breakdown/decay due to internal and external events. Several components within the lubricant fluid can be measured and can provide insight into the efficacy of the system to perform its designed mission. The mass and level of the fluid may also be monitored on an on-going basis. Described herein is a real-time, simultaneous, integrated, multi-modal sensor system for early warning notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: MASTINC
    Inventors: Brian Von Herzen, Steven Van Fleet, Hamish Fallside, Randall Hall
  • Publication number: 20160195509
    Abstract: This invention relates to analyzing elements, including metals in mechanical systems. The invention therefore allows for detecting wear elements, such as metals, for example, in lubricants to determine whether the mechanical system is deteriorating, or even approaching failure. The invention relates to an integrated micro-electromechanical (MEMS) apparatus, and methods for using this apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Brian JAMIESON, Michael DICKERSON, Steven VAN FLEET
  • Publication number: 20160097750
    Abstract: The present application provides magnetic nanoparticles, methods of preparing magnetic nanoparticles, and applications employing magnetic nanoparticles. In embodiments, the magnetic nanoparticles contain one or more conformal coatings, including a coating that contains a fluorescent materials, such as upconverting fluorescent materials. In enhanced oil recovery applications, colloidal solution contain nanoparticles having one or more conformal coatings is prepared for use to monitor the productivity of hydrocarbons and water from the reservoir formation penetrated by a well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Brian Van Herzen, Steven Van Fleet, Rushan R. Sakhibgareev
  • Publication number: 20160003782
    Abstract: The present application relates to systems for detection of partial discharges in a power transformer. In embodiments, the systems utilize fiber optic acoustic sensors to monitor the pressure waves associated with partial discharges and localize the discharges using appropriate measurement and analysis software.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Brian VON HERZEN, Steven VAN FLEET
  • Publication number: 20150163568
    Abstract: This invention encompasses embodiments for multi-modal integrated simultaneous measurement of various aspects of fluids contained in circulating systems such as automotive reciprocating engines and vehicle transmissions. These circulating systems perform constant internal lubrication, and heat and contaminant removal to protect the internal moving parts from the inherent friction and damage in normal operation. Most commonly this is achieved with fluids based on hydrocarbon and/or related synthetics, which, over time, can lose their protective properties, and vary in their performance or breakdown/decay due to internal and external events. Several components within the lubricant fluid can be measured and can provide insight into the efficacy of the system to perform its designed mission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Brian VON HERZEN, Steven VAN FLEET
  • Patent number: 9020766
    Abstract: This invention encompasses embodiments for multi-modal integrated simultaneous measurement of various aspects of fluids contained in circulating systems such as automotive reciprocating engines and vehicle transmissions. These circulating systems perform constant internal lubrication, and heat and contaminant removal to protect the internal moving parts from the inherent friction and damage in normal operation. Most commonly this is achieved with fluids based on hydrocarbon and/or related synthetics, which, over time, can lose their protective properties, and vary in their performance or breakdown/decay due to internal and external events. Several components within the lubricant fluid can be measured and can provide insight into the efficacy of the system to perform its designed mission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Mastinc.
    Inventors: Brian Von Herzen, Steven Van Fleet
  • Publication number: 20150082872
    Abstract: This invention encompasses embodiments for multi-modal integrated simultaneous measurement of various aspects of fluids contained in circulating systems such as automotive reciprocating engines and vehicle transmissions. These circulating systems perform constant internal lubrication, and heat and contaminant removal to protect the internal moving parts from the inherent friction and damage in normal operation. Most commonly this is achieved with fluids based on hydrocarbon and/or related synthetics, which, over time, can lose their protective properties, and vary in their performance or breakdown/decay due to internal and external events. Several components within the lubricant fluid can be measured and can provide insight into the efficacy of the system to perform its designed mission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Brian Von Herzen, Steven Van Fleet
  • Patent number: 8924166
    Abstract: This invention encompasses embodiments for multi-modal integrated simultaneous measurement of various aspects of fluids contained in circulating systems such as automotive reciprocating engines and vehicle transmissions. These circulating systems perform constant internal lubrication, and heat and contaminant removal to protect the internal moving parts from the inherent friction and damage in normal operation. Most commonly this is achieved with fluids based on hydrocarbon and/or related synthetics, which, over time, can lose their protective properties, and vary in their performance or breakdown/decay due to internal and external events. Several components within the lubricant fluid can be measured and can provide insight into the efficacy of the system to perform its designed mission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: MASTINC
    Inventors: Brian Von Herzen, Steven Van Fleet
  • Publication number: 20140188404
    Abstract: This invention encompasses embodiments for multi-modal integrated simultaneous measurement of various aspects of fluids contained in circulating systems such as automotive reciprocating engines and vehicle transmissions. These circulating systems perform constant internal lubrication, and heat and contaminant removal to protect the internal moving parts from the inherent friction and damage in normal operation. Most commonly this is achieved with fluids based on hydrocarbon and/or related synthetics, which, over time, can lose their protective properties, and vary in their performance or breakdown/decay due to internal and external events. Several components within the lubricant fluid can be measured and can provide insight into the efficacy of the system to perform its designed mission. Described herein is a real-time, simultaneous, integrated, multi-modal sensor system for early warning notification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Brian VON HERZEN, Steven VAN FLEET
  • Publication number: 20140188407
    Abstract: This invention encompasses embodiments for multi-modal integrated simultaneous measurement of various aspects of fluids contained in circulating systems such as automotive reciprocating engines and vehicle transmissions. These circulating systems perform constant internal lubrication, and heat and contaminant removal to protect the internal moving parts from the inherent friction and damage in normal operation. Most commonly this is achieved with fluids based on hydrocarbon and/or related synthetics, which, over time, can lose their protective properties, and vary in their performance or breakdown/decay due to internal and external events. Several components within the lubricant fluid can be measured and can provide insight into the efficacy of the system to perform its designed mission. Described herein is a real-time, simultaneous, integrated, multi-modal sensor system for early warning notification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: MASTINC
    Inventors: Brian VON HERZEN, Steven Van Fleet
  • Publication number: 20060103532
    Abstract: A system for enhanced substantially simultaneously monitoring multiple aggregated RFID-tagged products comprising an RFID reader disposed remote from said aggregated RFID-tagged products and a supplemental antenna disposed intermediate the RFID reader and the RFID-tagged products. The supplemental antenna includes at least a portion thereof in substantially non-interrupted communication with multiple ones of the RFID tags associated with the RFID-tagged products and at least a portion thereof being in substantially non-interrupted communication with said antenna associated with said RFID reader, whereby said supplemental antenna enhances the transmission of coded information between the reader and the RFID tags associated with the RFID tagged products. A slip sheet having a supplemental antennas associated therewith is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Publication date: May 18, 2006
    Applicant: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Steven Van Fleet