Patents by Inventor Thomas A. Jennings

Thomas A. Jennings 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: 10626562
    Abstract: A concrete patching robot has a multi-axis robotic manipulator mounted on a powered, movable, platform that can be raised and lowered to access the underside of structures that may be substantial distances above the ground, for example, the underside of an elevated highway. The entire assembly is maneuverable under the work area and the platform may be raised to access the concrete. Once the work area is in reach of the arm, the device is able to use numerous tools to complete essential steps to repair the concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: RevolutioNice Inc.
    Inventors: Sreenivas Raman, Elie Cherbaka, Ryan J. Giovacchini, Brian Jennings, Thomas C. Slater
  • Publication number: 20200109972
    Abstract: A facade gantry allows for close inspection of a facade using remotely operated cameras, probes, and/or sampling devices. These devices are located in a housing that is positioned in front of a facade by a system of cables, from which it is suspended, that allow for movement in any direction in a plane. Two cables are attached to the housing containing the sensors and tools and are wound onto two separate spools located on the roof at the vertical boundaries of the inspection area. By winding and unwinding these spools, the housing can be raised, lowered, and moved from side to side. The invention further has an optional “shed” located on the ground that protects pedestrians in the case of a suspension system failure. The shed moves to maintain a position directly under the housing. The gantry optionally allows for repair of the facade by using remotely operated repair tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Sreenivas Raman, Elie Cherbaka, Ryan J. Giovacchini, Brian Jennings, Thomas C. Slater
  • Patent number: 10612197
    Abstract: A chipping robot has a chipping gun attached to the end of a multi-axis robotic manipulator mounted on a powered, movable, platform that can be raised and lowered to access the underside of structures that may be substantial distances above the ground, for example, the underside of an elevated highway. The entire assembly is maneuverable under the work area and the platform may raised to access the concrete. Once the work area is in reach of the arm, the device is able to use numerous tools to complete essential steps of chipping portions of the concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: RevolutionNice Inc.
    Inventors: Sreenivas Raman, Elie Cherbaka, Ryan J. Giovacchini, Brian Jennings, Thomas C. Slater
  • Patent number: 10570081
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for recovering formic acid from a formate ester of a C3 to C4 alcohol. Disclosed is also a process for producing formic acid by carbonylating a C3 to C4 alcohol, hydrolyzing the formate ester of the alcohol, and recovering a formic acid product. The alcohol may be dried and returned to the reactor. The process enables a more energy efficient production of formic acid than the carbonylation of methanol to produce methyl formate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Scott Donald Barnicki, Robert Thomas Hembre, Sumit Chakraborty, Gerald Wayne Ollis, Randy Lynn Jennings, Stijn Van de Vyver
  • Patent number: 10538417
    Abstract: A construction beam robot, such as for steel erection, comprises a pair of thrust producing fans located at either end of a beam to be installed. The fans' thrust and direction of thrust is controlled and/or coordinated by a computer with custom control software. By altering the direction and amount of thrust, the orientation of the beam is controlled. Workers on site who possess a controller are able to rotate or fix the orientation of a beam from a distance and do so wirelessly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: RevolutioNice Inc.
    Inventors: Sreenivas Raman, Elie Cherbaka, Ryan J. Giovacchini, Brian Jennings, Thomas C. Slater
  • Publication number: 20190359550
    Abstract: Non-water soluble cannabinoid acids are isolated from trichomes and flower of Cannabis genus by leaching with alkaline water. The leaching with alkaline water converts the cannabinoid acids to water soluble salts. The resulting solution of cannabinoid salts may be used as a source of acidic cannabinoids for pharmaceutical applications or the cannabinoid acid salts may be converted back to their acid form and precipitated into a high purity microcrystalline powder by acidification of the aqueous solution. Compounds that are not water soluble and do not form salts in alkaline water such as many pesticides, fungicides and off flavors will not be concentrated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Henry Wohleb, Thomas Jennings Wohleb, Joseph David Friis
  • Patent number: 10435349
    Abstract: A process for preparing a variety of secondary and tertiary alkyl formate esters via the coupling of methanol and secondary (or tertiary) alcohols. Iron-based catalysts, supported by pincer ligands, are employed to produce these formate esters in high yields and unprecedentedly high selectivities (>99%). Remarkably, the coupling strategy is also applicable to bulkier tertiary alcohols, which afford corresponding tertiary formate esters in moderately high yields and high selectivities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Sumit Chakraborty, Steven J. Adams, Robert Thomas Hembre, Scott Donald Barnicki, Michael Richard Laningham, Gerarld Wayne Ollis, Randy Lynn Jennings
  • Patent number: 10378935
    Abstract: A facade gantry allows for close inspection of a facade using remotely operated cameras, probes, and/or sampling devices. These devices are located in a housing that is positioned in front of a facade by a system of cables, from which it is suspended, that allow for movement in any direction in a plane. Two cables are attached to the housing containing the sensors and tools and are wound onto two separate spools located on the roof at the vertical boundaries of the inspection area. By winding and unwinding these spools, the housing can be raised, lowered, and moved from side to side. The invention further has an optional “shed” located on the ground that protects pedestrians in the case of a suspension system failure. The shed moves to maintain a position directly under the housing. The gantry optionally allows for repair of the facade by using remotely operated repair tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: RevolutioNice Inc.
    Inventors: Sreenivas Raman, Elie Cherbaka, Ryan J. Giovacchini, Brian Jennings, Thomas C. Slater
  • Publication number: 20190234029
    Abstract: A concrete patching robot has a multi-axis robotic manipulator mounted on a powered, movable, platform that can be raised and lowered to access the underside of structures that may be substantial distances above the ground, for example, the underside of an elevated highway. The entire assembly is maneuverable under the work area and the platform may be raised to access the concrete. Once the work area is in reach of the arm, the device is able to use numerous tools to complete essential steps to repair the concrete.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Sreenivas Raman, Elie Cherbaka, Ryan J. Giovacchini, Brian Jennings, Thomas C. Slater
  • Patent number: 9935478
    Abstract: A power delivery rate from a renewable power source to a load is managed by determining, by processing circuitry, a change in a power generation rate, determining, by the processing circuitry, whether the change in the power generation rate exceeds a limit, and then, adjusting, by control circuitry, a power transfer rate to or from a power storage device, such that the adjusting is sufficient to prevent the power delivery rate from exceeding the limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: YOUNICOS, INC.
    Inventors: Carlos James Coe, Aeron Neils Hurst, Mark Isaac Hardin, Matthew Clayton Such, Richard Thomas Jennings
  • Patent number: 9757501
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for applying negative pressure to tissues of a patient that are transmitted to the vertebral venous system of the patient and thereby lowering intracranial pressure. Intracranial pressure is thus lowered easily without increasing the work of breathing, without needing to be intubated, and without breathing through a valve in patients with elevated increased intracranial pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Thomas Jennings, David B Gillis
  • Patent number: 9368968
    Abstract: A control system for an energy storage device is coupled to sensors on an electrical grid. The control system is configured to receive a measurement from each of the sensors. The control system determines, based on the received measurements, whether a grid event is a local event or a distributed event. The control system selects a response mode for controlling the energy storage device based on whether the grid event is determined to be a local event or a distributed event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: YOUNICOS, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Schrock, Richard Thomas Jennings
  • Publication number: 20160056642
    Abstract: A power delivery rate from a renewable power source to a load is managed by determining, by processing circuitry, a change in a power generation rate, determining, by the processing circuitry, whether the change in the power generation rate exceeds a limit, and then, adjusting, by control circuitry, a power transfer rate to or from a power storage device, such that the adjusting is sufficient to prevent the power delivery rate from exceeding the limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Carlos James Coe, Aeron Neils Hurst, Mark Isaac Hardin, Matthew Clayton Such, Richard Thomas Jennings
  • Patent number: 9209640
    Abstract: A power delivery rate from a renewable power source to a load is managed by determining, by processing circuitry, a change in a power generation rate, determining, by the processing circuitry, whether the change in the power generation rate exceeds a limit, and then, adjusting, by control circuitry, a power transfer rate to or from a power storage device, such that the adjusting is sufficient to prevent the power delivery rate from exceeding the limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: YOUNICOS, INC.
    Inventors: Carlos James Coe, Aeron Neils Hurst, Mark Isaac Hardin, Matthew Clayton Such, Richard Thomas Jennings
  • Patent number: 9105294
    Abstract: Composite magnetic recording media are described. A composite structure is a structure that is formed of multiple components. For example, a composite magnetic recording medium may include a substrate, an underlayer formed over the substrate, the underlayer defining a coating surface, and a magnetic layer formed over the coating surface of the underlayer. Composite magnetic recording media constructed according to the materials and techniques disclosed may provide dimensional flexibility while exhibiting improved physical or electromagnetic characteristics. In some examples, dimensional flexibility may be achieved by pairing a substrate greater than or equal to approximately 4000 nanometers thick with an underlayer less than or equal to approximately 890 nanometers thick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tryg R. Jensen, Adam A. Brodd, C. Thomas Jennings, David J. Owen
  • Publication number: 20140183961
    Abstract: A control system for an energy storage device is coupled to sensors on an electrical grid. The control system is configured to receive a measurement from each of the sensors. The control system determines, based on the received measurements, whether a grid event is a local event or a distributed event. The control system selects a response mode for controlling the energy storage device based on whether the grid event is determined to be a local event or a distributed event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Eric Schrock, Richard Thomas Jennings
  • Publication number: 20130278203
    Abstract: A power delivery rate from a renewable power source to a load is managed by determining, by processing circuitry, a change in a power generation rate, determining, by the processing circuitry, whether the change in the power generation rate exceeds a limit, and then, adjusting, by control circuitry, a power transfer rate to or from a power storage device, such that the adjusting is sufficient to prevent the power delivery rate from exceeding the limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Carlos James Coe, Aeron Neils Hurst, Mark Isaac Hardin, Matthew Clayton Such, Richard Thomas Jennings
  • Publication number: 20130274788
    Abstract: Provided are devices and methods for controlling fluid egress from the eye during ocular surgery, including an ocular seal that is signed to fit in an incision in an eye tissue such as the cornea or sclera and includes one or more lumen for passage of instruments into the eye without permitting loss of fluids through the incision. Also provided is a system for cataract surgery including a globe stabilization device, a laser lens removal device, one or more corneal seals, an infusion line, and an anterior chamber pressure monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas Jennings, Colman R. Kraff, Terry A. Fuller
  • Publication number: 20130274638
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for applying negative pressure to tissues of a patient that are transmitted to the vertebral venous system of the patient and thereby lowering intracranial pressure. Intracranial pressure is thus lowered easily without increasing the work of breathing, without needing to be intubated, and without breathing through a valve in patients with elevated increased intracranial pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System
    Inventors: Thomas Jennings, David B. Gillis
  • Patent number: 8471520
    Abstract: A power delivery rate from a renewable power source to a load is managed by determining, by processing circuitry, a change in a power generation rate, determining, by the processing circuitry, whether the change in the power generation rate exceeds a limit, and then, adjusting, by control circuitry, a power transfer rate to or from a power storage device, such that the adjusting is sufficient to prevent the power delivery rate from exceeding the limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Xtreme Power Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos James Coe, Aeron Neils Hurst, Mark Isaac Hardin, Matthew Clayton Such, Richard Thomas Jennings