Patents by Inventor Thomas J. Meyer

Thomas J. Meyer 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: 11110980
    Abstract: Lock mounting assemblies are disclosed for storing and mounting a locking apparatus to a transportation device. The mounting assemblies include one or more straps or connectors for securing the mounting assembly to the transportation device. The mounting assemblies having a structure to securely retain the locking apparatus on the transportation device and provide easy access to and release of the locking apparatus from the mounting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Robert D. Zuraski, Daniel H. Kindstrand, David B. Miller, Alison J. Donlan, Donald H. Warren, Michael Tintsman, John D. Fiegener, Caitlin A. Thompson, Gregory R. Meyer, Thomas A. Gernetzke, William J. Vespa, Matthew R. Gill, William Liteplo
  • Patent number: 10725124
    Abstract: A system for magnetic detection includes a nitrogen vacancy (NV) diamond material comprising a plurality of NV centers, a radio frequency (RF) excitation source configured to provide RF excitation to the NV diamond material, an optical excitation source configured to provide optical excitation to the NV diamond material, an optical detector configured to receive an optical signal emitted by the NV diamond material, and a controller. The optical signal is based on hyperfine states of the NV diamond material. The controller is configured to detect a gradient of the optical signal based on the hyperfine states emitted by the NV diamond material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian P. Boesch, Gregory Scott Bruce, Jeff D. Cammerata, David Nelson Coar, Laird Nicholas Egan, Bryan Neal Fisk, Wilbur Lew, Arul Manickam, Stephen Michael Sekelsky, John B. Stetson, Jr., Peter G. Kaup, Julie Lynne Miller, Jon C. Russo, Emanuel Solomon Stockman, Thomas J. Meyer, James Michael Krause, James P. Mabry, Elton Pepa
  • Patent number: 10677953
    Abstract: A system for magnetic detection includes a magneto-optical defect center material including at least one magneto-optical defect center that emits an optical signal when excited by an excitation light; a radio frequency (RF) exciter system configured to provide RF excitation to the magneto-optical defect center material; an optical light source configured to direct the excitation light to the magneto-optical defect center material; and an optical detector configured to receive the optical signal emitted by the magneto-optical defect center material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: John B. Stetson, Arul Manickam, Peter G. Kaup, Gregory Scott Bruce, Wilbur Lew, Joseph W. Hahn, Nicholas Mauriello Luzod, Kenneth Michael Jackson, Jacob Louis Swett, Peter V. Bedworth, Steven W. Sinton, Duc Huynh, Michael John Dimario, Jay T. Hansen, Andrew Raymond Mandeville, Bryan Neal Fisk, Joseph A. Villani, Jon C. Russo, David Nelson Coar, Julie Lynne Miller, Anjaney Pramod Kottapalli, Gary Edward Montgomery, Margaret Miller Shaw, Stephen Sekelsky, James Michael Krause, Thomas J. Meyer
  • Patent number: 10564312
    Abstract: A method for rebalancing a group of accelerometers in a gravity gradiometer instrument (GGI) includes the steps of defining and implementing a number of groupwise actuation constrainment modes based on a design of the gravity gradiometer instrument and its accelerometers. Implementing one constrainment mode comprises differentially scaling and distributing a single electrical current to multiple accelerometers' rebalance circuitry to cancel a specific acceleration effect experienced by the group of accelerometers or gradiometer as a whole. Superposition of a number of such modes enables rebalancing the full acceleration environment experienced by the group of accelerometers, given negligible local differential acceleration effects specific to, say, an individual accelerometer of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas J. Meyer
  • Patent number: 10416345
    Abstract: A method for rebalancing a group of accelerometers in a gravity gradiometer instrument (GGI) includes the steps of defining and implementing a number of groupwise actuation constrainment modes based on a design of the gravity gradiometer instrument and its accelerometers. Implementing one constrainment mode comprises differentially scaling and distributing a single electrical current to multiple accelerometers' rebalance circuitry to cancel a specific acceleration effect experienced by the group of accelerometers or gradiometer as a whole. Superposition of a number of such modes enables rebalancing the full acceleration environment experienced by the group of accelerometers, given negligible local differential acceleration effects specific to, say, an individual accelerometer of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas J. Meyer
  • Patent number: 10330820
    Abstract: A gravimeter for measuring the gravitational field of the Earth without an inertial reference comprises accelerometer pairs disposed on a platform where the sensitive axis of each accelerometer is arranged on the platform to measure plumb gravity. At least one accelerometer pair is spatially configured to define a baseline therebetween. The gravimeter is positioned so that the baseline is maintained parallel to a linear survey path. Each accelerometer outputs a signal representative of the sum total of the accelerations detected, including accelerations due to gravity and kinematic accelerations of the host vehicle and mounting structure. A processor subtracts the accelerometer pair outputs for common-mode rejection determination of a down gravity gradient and combines with a direct plumb gravity measurement to obtain an enhanced gravity data output that is not subject to frequency limits attributed to the performance limitations of inertial reference devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas J. Meyer
  • Patent number: 10119197
    Abstract: A Dye Sensitized Photoelectrosynthesis Cell (DSPEC) splits water with visible light using a derivatized, core/shell nanostructured photoanode with the core having a high surface area conductive metal oxide film—such as nanoITO (indium tin oxide) or nanoATO (antimony tin oxide)—coated with a thin outer shell of, for example, TiO2 formed by Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD). A “chromophore-catalyst assembly” 1, [(PO3H2)2bpy)2Ru(4-Mebpy-4-bimpy)Ru(tpy)(OH2)]4+, which combines both light absorber and water oxidation catalyst in a single molecule, is attached to the TiO2 shell. Visible photolysis of the resulting core/shell/assembly structure with a Pt cathode results in water splitting into hydrogen and oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignees: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Leila Alibabaei, Matthew Kyle Brennaman, Michael Norris, Gregory N. Parsons, Thomas J. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20180196111
    Abstract: A system for magnetic detection includes a nitrogen vacancy (NV) diamond material comprising a plurality of NV centers, a radio frequency (RF) excitation source configured to provide RF excitation to the NV diamond material, an optical excitation source configured to provide optical excitation to the NV diamond material, an optical detector configured to receive an optical signal emitted by the NV diamond material, and a controller. The optical signal is based on hyperfine states of the NV diamond material. The controller is configured to detect a gradient of the optical signal based on the hyperfine states emitted by the NV diamond material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Brian P. BOESCH, Gregory Scott BRUCE, Jeff D. CAMMERATA, David Nelson COAR, Laird Nicholas EGAN, Bryan Neal FISK, Wilbur LEW, Arul MANICKAM, Stephen Michael SEKELSKY, John B. STETSON, JR., Peter G. KAUP, Julie Lynne MILLER, Jon C. RUSSO, Emanuel Solomon STOCKMAN, Thomas J. MEYER, James Michael KRAUSE, James P. MABRY, Elton PEPA
  • Patent number: 9910105
    Abstract: A system for magnetic detection includes a nitrogen vacancy (NV) diamond material comprising a plurality of NV centers, a radio frequency (RF) excitation source configured to provide RF excitation to the NV diamond material, an optical excitation source configured to provide optical excitation to the NV diamond material, an optical detector configured to receive an optical signal emitted by the NV diamond material, and a controller. The optical signal is based on hyperfine states of the NV diamond material. The controller is configured to detect a gradient of the optical signal based on the hyperfine states emitted by the NV diamond material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian P. Boesch, Gregory Scott Bruce, Jeff D. Cammerata, David Nelson Coar, Laird Nicholas Egan, Bryan Neal Fisk, Wilbur Lew, Arul Manickam, Stephen Michael Sekelsky, John B. Stetson, Jr., Peter G. Kaup, Julie Lynne Miller, Jon C. Russo, Emanuel Solomon Stockman, Thomas J. Meyer, James Michael Krause, James P. Mabry, Elton Pepa
  • Patent number: 9891341
    Abstract: A non-contacting spherical air bearing-based stable platform for use by a gravity gradiometer instrument (GGI) is provided by attaching a spherical ball-shaped bearing to a rotational stage of the GGI and integrating a concave spherical cup in the linear stage and mounting base assembly of the GGI which is fixedly attached to a host vehicle or platform. The spherical cup supports the spherical ball-shaped bearing on a thin cushion of air provided by a source of compressed air or gas at the concave surface of the spherical cup. The spherical ball-shaped bearing is supported, providing three degrees of rotational freedom of motion without the need for slip rings, flex capsules, races, or mechanical bearings, thereby reducing or eliminating gradient disturbance signals owing to parasitic torques and jitter in the output of the accelerometers of the GGI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas J. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20170343695
    Abstract: A system for magnetic detection includes a magneto-optical defect center material including at least one magneto-optical defect center that emits an optical signal when excited by an excitation light; a radio frequency (RF) exciter system configured to provide RF excitation to the magneto-optical defect center material; an optical light source configured to direct the excitation light to the magneto-optical defect center material; and an optical detector configured to receive the optical signal emitted by the magneto-optical defect center material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: John B. STETSON, Arul MANICKAM, Peter G. KAUP, Gregory Scott BRUCE, Wilbur LEW, Joseph W. HAHN, Nicholas Mauriello LUZOD, Kenneth Michael JACKSON, Jacob Louis SWETT, Peter V. BEDWORTH, Steven W. SINTON, Duc HUYNH, Michael John DIMARIO, Jay T. HANSEN, Andrew Raymond MANDEVILLE, Bryan Neal FISK, Joseph A. VILLANI, Jon C. RUSSO, David Nelson COAR, Julie Lynne MILLER, Anjaney Pramod KOTTAPALLI, Gary Edward MONTGOMERY, Margaret Miller SHAW, Stephen SEKELSKY, James Michael KRAUSE, Thomas J. MEYER
  • Patent number: 9823381
    Abstract: A method for mapping and monitoring of hydraulic fracture includes capturing, using an array of sensors, a first magnetic image of a well pay zone. A second magnetic image is captured using the array of sensors, after a well bore is padded with a fluid. A background is established based on the first and the second magnetic images. A third magnetic image is captured using the array of sensors, after a doped proppant is injected into a stage. The third image is processed to subtract the background and to obtain information regarding distribution of the fluid and the proppant in the stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas J. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20170309840
    Abstract: Electrodes useful in dye sensitized photoelectrosynthesis cells provide a coreshell nanoparticle having a chromophore and a catalyst, or a chromophore-catalyst assembly, linked to the shell material. Optionally, an overlayer stabilizes the chromophore or chromophore-catalyst assembly on the shell material. In some embodiments, the core material comprises tin oxide; the shell material comprises titanium dioxide; the chromophore-catalyst assembly includes [(PO3H2)2bpy)2Ru(4-Mebpy-4?-bimpy)Ru(tpy) (OH2)]4+, and the overlayer comprises aluminum oxide or titanium dioxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Inventors: Leila Alibabaei, Benjamin D. Sherman, M. Kyle Brennaman, Thomas J. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20170299767
    Abstract: A method for rebalancing a group of accelerometers in a gravity gradiometer instrument (GGI) includes the steps of defining and implementing a number of groupwise actuation constrainment modes based on a design of the gravity gradiometer instrument and its accelerometers. Implementing one constrainment mode comprises differentially scaling and distributing a single electrical current to multiple accelerometers' rebalance circuitry to cancel a specific acceleration effect experienced by the group of accelerometers or gradiometer as a whole. Superposition of a number of such modes enables rebalancing the full acceleration environment experienced by the group of accelerometers, given negligible local differential acceleration effects specific to, say, an individual accelerometer of the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas J. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20170205526
    Abstract: A method for mapping and monitoring of hydraulic fracture includes capturing, using an array of sensors, a first magnetic image of a well pay zone. A second magnetic image is captured using the array of sensors, after a well bore is padded with a fluid. A background is established based on the first and the second magnetic images. A third magnetic image is captured using the array of sensors, after a doped proppant is injected into a stage. The third image is processed to subtract the background and to obtain information regarding distribution of the fluid and the proppant in the stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas J. MEYER
  • Patent number: 9638821
    Abstract: A method for mapping and monitoring of hydraulic fracture includes capturing, using an array of sensors, a first magnetic image of a well pay zone. A second magnetic image is captured using the array of sensors, after a well bore is padded with a fluid. A background is established based on the first and the second magnetic images. A third magnetic image is captured using the array of sensors, after a doped proppant is injected into a stage. The third image is processed to subtract the background and to obtain information regarding distribution of the fluid and the proppant in the stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Thomas J. Meyer
  • Patent number: 9584428
    Abstract: An apparatus for increasing scheduling efficiency in network devices may include (1) at least one memory device that stores at least one data chunk included in a packet, (2) a scheduler device that (a) schedules transmission of the packet that includes the data chunk and (b) issues a request to transmit the packet based at least in part on the scheduled transmission, and (3) a packet-delivery device that (a) receives the request to transmit the packet from the scheduler device, (b) prepares the packet for transmission at a faster rate than the scheduler device schedules the transmission of the packet, and then (c) facilitates transmitting the data chunk included in the packet to a computing device. Various other apparatuses, systems, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig R. Frink, Steven Aiken, Gerald Lampert, Thomas J. Meyer, Srihari R. Vegesna, Ajit Jain
  • Patent number: 9551810
    Abstract: A capsule comprising two non-directly contacting halves enables otherwise coupling loads between experiment and gauging to be re-routed through the outer-most portable body (e.g. a logging sonde housing) having substantial inertia, thus serving to attenuate the parasitic loads. For co-located leveled experiment and gauging, a pair of concentric bearings (shaft in shaft) is utilized. Independent bearing sets and shock/vibration isolation support each capsule half within the outer sonde housing. A first half of the capsule supports the experiment, which the second half supports the gauging apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas J. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20160363689
    Abstract: A non-contacting spherical air bearing-based stable platform for use by a gravity gradiometer instrument (GGI) is provided by attaching a spherical ball-shaped bearing to a rotational stage of the GGI and integrating a concave spherical cup in the linear stage and mounting base assembly of the GGI which is fixedly attached to a host vehicle or platform. The spherical cup supports the spherical ball-shaped bearing on a thin cushion of air provided by a source of compressed air or gas at the concave surface of the spherical cup. The spherical ball-shaped bearing is supported, providing three degrees of rotational freedom of motion without the need for slip rings, flex capsules, races, or mechanical bearings, thereby reducing or eliminating gradient disturbance signals owing to parasitic torques and jitter in the output of the accelerometers of the GGI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Applicant: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas J. Meyer
  • Patent number: 9519076
    Abstract: A method for rebalancing a group of accelerometers in a gravity gradiometer instrument (GGI) includes the steps of defining and implementing a number of group-wise actuation constrainment modes based on a design of the gravity gradiometer instrument and its accelerometers. Implementing one constrainment mode comprises differentially scaling and distributing a single electrical current to multiple accelerometers' rebalance circuitry to cancel a specific acceleration effect experienced by the group of accelerometers or gradiometer as a whole. Superposition of a number of such modes enables rebalancing the full acceleration environment experienced by the group of accelerometers, given negligible local differential acceleration effects specific to, say, an individual accelerometer of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas J. Meyer