Patents by Inventor Thomas Raber

Thomas Raber 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: 20210122235
    Abstract: Systems and apparatuses include a fuel tank structured to be coupled to a vehicle, a diesel exhaust fluid tank, and a tank coupling system rigidly coupling the diesel exhaust fluid tank to the fuel tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Cunningham, Frank Castanon, David Castanon, Evan Hearl, Ryan Raber
  • Patent number: 10820404
    Abstract: A portable neutron generator is provided that does not utilize liquid cooling. The portable neutron generator includes a vacuum chamber housing defining a vacuum chamber and an ion beam inlet. The portable neutron generator also includes a rotating target positioned within the vacuum chamber. The ion beam inlet is oriented to receive ions such that the ions impinge upon the rotating target to cause neutrons to be emitted. The rotating target comprises a copper alloy. The portable neutron generator also includes a motor core positioned within the vacuum chamber and coupled to the rotating target. A motor stator is electromagnetically coupled with the motor core. The motor core is configured to rotate the rotating target at greater than 200 Hz during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Andrew Thomas Cross, Alexander Kagan, Thomas Raber, Vasile Bogdan Neculaes, Nidhishri Tapadia, Ashraf Atalla, Pierre Fernand Habig, Frederic Dahan
  • Publication number: 20200068698
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a compact vacuum chamber housing defining a vacuum chamber and an ion beam inlet, a rotating target positioned within the vacuum chamber, the ion beam inlet oriented to receive ions such that the ions impinge upon the rotating target, a motor core positioned within the vacuum chamber and coupled to the rotating target, and a motor stator electromagnetically coupled with the motor core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Thomas Cross, Alexander Kagan, Thomas Raber, Vasile Bogdan Neculaes, Nidhishri Tapadia, Ashraf Atalla, Pierre Fernand Habig, Frederic Dahan
  • Patent number: 10173862
    Abstract: A process for operating an elevator control device, whereby for local access to the elevator control device via a programming device, the elevator control device automatically sends an identifier to the programming device and the identifier is input to an operator panel associated with the elevator control device. The elevator control device permits the local access when the previously sent identifier has been entered correctly within a predetermined input time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: INVENTIO AG
    Inventors: Claudio Colombano, Adrian Bünter, Andrew Paice, Philipp Lüthi, Thomas Räber
  • Publication number: 20160229665
    Abstract: A process for operating an elevator control device, whereby for local access to the elevator control device via a programming device, the elevator control device automatically sends an identifier to the programming device and the identifier is input to an operator panel associated with the elevator control device. The elevator control device permits the local access when the previously sent identifier has been entered correctly within a predetermined input time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Claudio Colombano, Adrian Bünter, Andrew Paice, Philipp Lüthi, Thomas Räber
  • Patent number: 8118321
    Abstract: The vehicle, for example a stand-up wheelchair, comprises a frame (11) and, arranged on the latter, a seat device (19). On each side of the frame (11), the central wheel (13), which can be driven by a motor (27), and the front wheel (15) are operatively connected to each other by an endless chain (45). The frame (11) has a front part (21) and a rear part (23), which are connected to each other in an articulated manner by way of a joint (25). In the sitting position, the front wheels (15) are not in contact with the ground, which means that they do not obstruct the manoeuvring of the vehicle in a confined space. In the standing position, the front wheels (15) are in contact with the ground, but the central wheels (13) are not. The user, in the standing position, is thus able to turn about the axis of the vehicle, without the central wheels (13) having a blocking action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Levo Wohlen
    Inventors: Kurt Hunziker, Thomas Raber
  • Publication number: 20110215540
    Abstract: The vehicle, for example a stand-up wheelchair, comprises a frame (11) and, arranged on the latter, a seat device (19). On each side of the frame (11), the central wheel (13), which can be driven by a motor (27), and the front wheel (15) are operatively connected to each other by an endless chain (45). The frame (11) has a front part (21) and a rear part (23), which are connected to each other in an articulated manner by way of a joint (25). In the sitting position, the front wheels (15) are not in contact with the ground, which means that they do not obstruct the manoeuvring of the vehicle in a confined space. In the standing position, the front wheels (15) are in contact with the ground, but the central wheels (13) are not. The user, in the standing position, is thus able to turn about the axis of the vehicle, without the central wheels (13) having a blocking action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: LEVO AG WOHLEN
    Inventors: Kurt Hunziker, Thomas Raber
  • Patent number: 7903786
    Abstract: A target assembly for generating x-rays includes a target substrate, and an emissive coating attached to the target substrate, the emissive coating including a textured material including a plurality of granular protrusions arranged to increase gray body emissive characteristics of the target assembly above that of the target substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Dalong Zhong, Dennis M. Gray, Michael Hebert, Thomas Raber, Gregory Alan Steinlage, Thomas C. Tiearney
  • Patent number: 7672433
    Abstract: A target assembly for generating x-rays includes a target substrate, and an emissive coating applied to a portion of the target substrate, the emissive coating comprising one or more of a carbide and a carbonitride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Dalong Zhong, Dennis M. Gray, Michael Hebert, Don Mark Lipkin, Thomas Raber, Gregory Alan Steinlage, Thomas C. Tiearney
  • Publication number: 20100046717
    Abstract: A target assembly for generating x-rays includes a target substrate, and an emissive coating attached to the target substrate, the emissive coating including a textured material including a plurality of granular protrusions arranged to increase gray body emissive characteristics of the target assembly above that of the target substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventors: Dalong Zhong, Dennis M. Gray, Michael Hebert, Thomas Raber, Gregory Alan Steinlage, Thomas C. Tiearney
  • Publication number: 20090285363
    Abstract: A target assembly for generating x-rays includes a target substrate, and an emissive coating applied to a portion of the target substrate, the emissive coating comprising one or more of a carbide and a carbonitride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventors: Dalong Zhong, Dennis M. Gray, Michael Hebert, Don Mark Lipkin, Thomas Raber, Gregory Alan Steinlage, Thomas C. Tiearney
  • Patent number: 7356122
    Abstract: A focal track region of an x-ray anode in an example is electrochemically etched. In a further example, an x-ray anode comprises a thermally-compliant focal track region for impingement of electrons from an x-ray cathode to create an x-ray source. The thermally-compliant focal track region comprises a pattern of discrete relative expanses and gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas Raber, Bernard Bewlay, Andrew Trimmer, Bin Wei, Colin R. Wilson, Mark Benz, Ernest Balch
  • Publication number: 20070269015
    Abstract: A focal track region of an x-ray anode in an example is electrochemically etched. In a further example, an x-ray anode comprises a thermally-compliant focal track region for impingement of electrons from an x-ray cathode to create an x-ray source. The thermally-compliant focal track region comprises a pattern of discrete relative expanses and gaps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Inventors: Thomas Raber, Bernard Bewlay, Andrew Trimmer, Bin Wei, Colin Wilson, Mark Benz, Ernest Balch
  • Publication number: 20070108979
    Abstract: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) system having a vacuum vessel positioned about an imaging volume, one or more high temperature superconducting coils positioned within the vacuum vessel, and a cryocooler coupled to the vacuum vessel to operate the superconducting coil at a temperature above 10 K. At least one gradient coil is positioned between an imaging volume and the superconducting coil without any thermal shielding interposed between the gradient coil and the superconducting coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2005
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventors: David Ryan, J. Ryan, Evangelos Laskaris, Kathleen Amm, Bruce Knudsen, Judson Marte, Thomas Raber, Robert Zabala, James Bray, Bruce Amm, Sergio Loureiro
  • Publication number: 20060207787
    Abstract: A multi-filament superconducting wire in which the filaments comprise zirconia-stabilized ultra-fine grain Nb3Sn. The superconducting wire is formed by wire-drawing a preform comprising a metallic matrix and at least one niobium alloy rod having zirconium and oxygen in solid solution and heat treating the drawn wire in the presence of tin to yield at least one continuous filament comprising ultra-fine grain Nb3Sn having semi-coherent ZrO2 precipitates disposed therein. The ZrO2 precipitates serve to stabilize the ultra-fine grain microstructure of the Nb3Sn at temperatures up to 1100° C. and allows Nb3Sn to maintain the ultra-fine grain microstructure when heat treated at temperatures that are greater than those previously used. By using higher temperatures to form Nb3Sn, the time required for heat treatment can be significantly reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2006
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Inventors: Mark Benz, Theodore Evenden, Judson Marte, Thomas Raber
  • Publication number: 20050090403
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is method for making a wire comprising contacting a first end of a first superconducting wire with a second end of a second superconducting wire, wherein the superconducting wire comprises a superconducting filament having a superconducting composition comprising magnesium diboride; heating the first end of the first superconducting wire with the second end of the second superconducting wire at a point to form a joint, wherein the superconducting filament having the superconducting composition is in continuous electrical contact with any other part of the superconducting filament after the formation of the joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Publication date: April 28, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Raber, Judson Marte, Evangelos Laskaris, Sergio Loureiro, Robert Zabala, Bruce Knudsen, Kathleen Amm, Bruce Amm, James Bray
  • Publication number: 20040147207
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for improving wear and tear on support bodies (54) for plates or grinding belts in large-scale grinders (1). The support body (54) has a base body (18), onto which an abrasion-resistant primary layer of at least 0.3 mm thickness is applied using a thermal spraying process. This is configured as an inhomogeneous layer with an oxide entrapment of a specific porosity. If the support body (54) is a roll for the forward feed unit (20, 28), the roll body is roughened and a primer and the primary layer are applied using a thermal spraying process. Approximately 50% of the primary layer consists of chromium steel, in particular 13% chromium steel and an abrasion-resistant hard material and said primary layer provides a coarse surface with good grip that is resistant to wear and tear. If the support body (54) is a grinding-belt contact roll (9, 9′), the latter is polished after the thermal spraying process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventors: Helga Muller, Thomas Raber