Patents by Inventor Timothy J. White

Timothy J. White 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: 10876627
    Abstract: Calibration and simulation techniques for modeled gear shift events of an automatic transmission of a vehicle comprise obtaining a set of parameters for a modeled gear shift event of the transmission and, based on the set of parameters, modeling forward/aft vehicle acceleration caused by the modeled gear shift event. A shift quality rating system is the utilized to obtain a shift quality rating of the modeled gear shift event based on at least one of the set of parameters and the modeled forward/aft vehicle acceleration. Finally, the techniques determine whether the determined shift quality rating satisfies a shift quality rating threshold and, when the determined shift quality rating fails to satisfy the shift quality rating threshold, a gear ratio gradient for the modeled gear shift event is adjusted and the process is repeated until the determined shift quality rating satisfies the shift quality rating threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Ryan J Monroe, Mustafa Acar, Avinash Jonnalagadda, Bruce K Geist, Timothy J White, Cory E Bruckner
  • Patent number: 10731077
    Abstract: A shape-programmable liquid crystal elastomer comprises polymerized, nematic monomers. The monomers are organized into a plurality of voxels with each voxel having a director orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Timothy J. White, Taylor H. Ware, Michael E. McConney, Jeong Jae Wie, Suk-Kyun Ahn
  • Patent number: 10626329
    Abstract: A method of making a shape-programmable liquid crystal elastomer. The method includes preparing an alignment cell having a surface programmed with a plurality of domains. A cavity of the alignment cell is filled with a monomer solution. The monomers of the monomer solution are configured to align to the surface of the alignment cell. The aligned monomers are polymerized by Michael Addition. The polymerized monomers are then cross-linked to form a cross-linked liquid crystal elastomer. The cross-linking traps monomer alignment into a plurality of voxels with each voxel having a director orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Timothy J. White, Taylor H. Ware, Michael E. McConney, Vincent P. Tondiglia, Benjamin A. Kowalski
  • Publication number: 20200115483
    Abstract: Shape-programmable liquid crystal elastomers. The shape-programmable liquid crystal elastomers being synthesized by filling an alignment cell with liquid crystal monomers. The liquid crystal monomers align to a surface of the alignment cell and then are polymerized with a dithiol chain transfer agent. The alignment cell is configured to impose a director orientation on a portion of the shape-programmable liquid crystal elastomer. For some embodiments, liquid crystal elastomer laminates are prepared by arranging a plurality of liquid crystal elastomers such that a director orientation of each liquid crystal elastomer of the plurality is in registered alignment with an adjacent liquid crystal elastomer of the plurality. The arrangement is secured and the plurality of liquid crystal elastomers cured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Government of the United States as Represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Nicholas P Godman, Timothy J White, Hilmar Koerner, Benjamin A Kowalski, Anesia D Auguste, Tyler C Guin
  • Publication number: 20200086804
    Abstract: Speaker systems are provided, particularly for mounting in off-road vehicles, ATVs, UTVs, watercraft and motorcycles. The speaker systems may include a linear array of speakers and a housing encasing a backside thereof. In some cases, the speaker systems include a pipe-mounting clamp coupled to the housing for mounting the speaker system to a surface. In addition or alternatively, the speaker systems may include mounting brackets arranged along opposing lateral sides of the housing for mounting the speaker system to a surface. In any case, the speaker systems may include a power cord extending from one of the opposing lateral sides of the housing in some embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy J. White, Brett A. Triola
  • Publication number: 20190300792
    Abstract: A shape-programmable liquid crystal elastomer. The elastomer comprising cross-linked and polymerized nematic, isotropic monomers with carbon nanotubes that are organized into a plurality of voxels. Each voxel has a director orientation such that each voxel of the plurality has a first state according to the director orientation and a second state according to cross-linkages of the polymerized nematic monomers. The elastomer transitions between the first and second states with exposure to an electric field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Government of the United States as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Tyler C. Guin, Timothy J. White
  • Patent number: 10301430
    Abstract: Bis(azo-benzene) diamine monomers and a method of synthesizing the monomers are provided. The bis(azo-benzene) diamine monomers, in combination with amine reactive monomers, form polymers, such as polyimides and copolyimides, having photomechanical and thermomechanical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Loon-Seng Tan, David Huabin Wang, Jeong Jae Wie, Timothy J. White
  • Publication number: 20180208847
    Abstract: A shape-programmable liquid crystal elastomer comprises polymerized, nematic monomers. The monomers are organized into a plurality of voxels with each voxel having a director orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: Government of the United States as Represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Timothy J. White, Taylor H. Ware, Michael E. McConney, Jeong Jae Wie, Suk-Kyun Ahn
  • Patent number: 9902906
    Abstract: A shape-programmable liquid crystal elastomer comprises polymerized, nematic monomers. The monomers are organized into a plurality of voxels with each voxel having a director orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Timothy J. White, Taylor H. Ware, Michael E. McConney, Jeong Jae Wie, Suk-Kyun Ahn
  • Patent number: 9896545
    Abstract: Bis(azo-benzene) diamine monomers and a method of synthesizing the monomers are provided. The bis(azo-benzene) diamine monomers, in combination with amine reactive monomers, form polymers, such as polyimides and copolyimides, having photomechanical and thermomechanical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Loon-Seng Tan, David Huabin Wang, Jeong Jae Wie, Timothy J. White
  • Publication number: 20180022872
    Abstract: Bis(azo-benzene) diamine monomers and a method of synthesizing the monomers are provided. The bis(azo-benzene) diamine monomers, in combination with amine reactive monomers, form polymers, such as polyimides and copolyimides, having photomechanical and thermomechanical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Loon-Seng Tan, David Huabin Wang, Jeong Jae Wie, Timothy J. White
  • Patent number: 9834644
    Abstract: Compositions of azobenzene-containing, photomechanically active, copoly(amic acids) and linear copolyimides including an azobenzenediamine, a rigid dianhydride, and a flexible dianhydride are provided; and methods of making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Loon-Seng Tan, David Huabin Wang, Kyung Min Lee, Timothy J. White
  • Publication number: 20170233529
    Abstract: Bis(azo-benzene) diamine monomers and a method of synthesizing the monomers are provided. The bis(azo-benzene) diamine monomers, in combination with amine reactive monomers, form polymers, such as polyimides and copolyimides, having photomechanical and thermomechanical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Loon-Seng Tan, David Huabin Wang, Jeong Jae Wie, Timothy J. White
  • Patent number: 9644071
    Abstract: Bis(azo-benzene) diamine monomers and a method of synthesizing the monomers are provided. The bis(azo-benzene) diamine monomers, in combination with amine reactive monomers, form polymers, such as polyimides and copolyimides, having photomechanical and thermomechanical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Loon-Seng Tan, David Huabin Wang, Jeong Jae Wie, Timothy J. White
  • Publication number: 20160313607
    Abstract: A method of making a shape-programmable liquid crystal elastomer. The method includes preparing an alignment cell having a surface programmed with a plurality of domains. A cavity of the alignment cell is filled with a monomer solution. The monomers of the monomer solution are configured to align to the surface of the alignment cell. The aligned monomers are polymerized by Michael Addition. The polymerized monomers are then cross-linked to form a cross-linked liquid crystal elastomer. The cross-linking traps monomer alignment into a plurality of voxels with each voxel having a director orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicant: Government of the United States as Represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Timothy J. White, Taylor H. Ware, Michael E. McConney, Vincent P. Tondiglia, Benjamin A. Kowalski
  • Publication number: 20160312120
    Abstract: A shape-programmable liquid crystal elastomer comprises polymerized, nematic monomers. The monomers are organized into a plurality of voxels with each voxel having a director orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicant: Government of the United States as Represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Timothy J. White, Taylor H. Ware, Michael E. McConney, Jeong Jae Wie, Suk-Kyun Ahn
  • Patent number: 9475912
    Abstract: This application discloses a method of photomechanically manipulating optically fixable SMPs that employ glassy, photoresponsive polymeric materials, which are capable of rapid optical-fixing with short exposures (<<5 min) of eye-safe visible light. Key to the optical fixing is the use of polymeric materials composed of covalently attached photochromic units such as azobenzene and the use of light capable of inducing simultaneous trans-cis and cis-trans isomerization of azobenzene or other photochromic moieties capable of similar cycling. Upon exposure to light in this wavelength regime (440-514 nm for the azobenzene unit here), real and lasting reconfigurations are induced capable of fixing both the optically induced strain as well as mechanically induced strain. A linear dependence of bending angle on polarization angle is observed and may be used to control the shape reconfiguration of the SMPs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Timothy J. White, Kyung Min Lee
  • Patent number: 9085661
    Abstract: Compositions of azobenzene-containing, photomechanically active, copoly(amic acids) and linear copolyimides comprising an azobenzenediamine, a rigid dianhydride, and a flexible dianhydride; and methods of making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Loon-Seng Tan, David Huabin Wang, Kyung Min Lee, Timothy J. White
  • Patent number: 8970713
    Abstract: An image stabilized digital image capture device, comprising an image sensor for capturing a digital image; an optical system for imaging a scene onto the image sensor; an image stabilization system; an exposure control system; a memory system; and a processor. The processor is used to perform the steps of determining exposure settings using the exposure control system; selectively engaging the image stabilization system responsive to whether the determined exposure settings satisfy a predefined condition; capturing a digital image of a scene using the image sensor and the selectively engaged image stabilization system; and storing the captured digital image in the memory system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Noah J. Stupak, Keith S. Kam, Timothy J. White
  • Patent number: D904438
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: Duo Zhang, Arthur Zhang, Timothy J. White, Cameron K. Vreeland