Patents by Inventor Timothy Swisher

Timothy Swisher 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: 10495579
    Abstract: A system includes a beam steering assembly configured to adjust an incident beam to form a corrected beam; a beam monitoring assembly configured to generate monitoring data for the corrected beam including one or more offset parameters of the corrected beam; and a controller configured to store one or more zero parameters of the corrected beam, calculate at least one difference between the one or more zero parameters and the one or more offset parameters of the corrected beam, determine one or more beam position adjustments of the incident beam based on the at least one difference between the one or more zero parameters and the one or more offset parameters of the corrected beam, and direct the beam steering assembly via one or more motor drivers to actuate one or more motors to adjust the incident beam to form the corrected beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Frank Li, Zhiwei Xu, Timothy Swisher, Kwan Auyeung, Yury Yuditsky
  • Patent number: 10391473
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a polymer-protected sorbent that is at least partially covered by, or in contact with, a polymer that acts to protect or shield the sorbent from the surrounding environment, such as a liquid or gas stream within which the sorbent is being used. The sorbent is a sorbent material made of sorbent particles and can be used to remove certain chemical species, such as trace level toxic species, from a given liquid or gas, such as a liquid or gas stream in an industrial process, such as wet flue gas desulfurization process or a wastewater treatment process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramsay Chang, Joseph A. Swisher, Timothy G. Ebner, Kevin M. Fisher
  • Publication number: 20170336329
    Abstract: A system includes a beam steering assembly configured to adjust an incident beam to form a corrected beam; a beam monitoring assembly configured to generate monitoring data for the corrected beam including one or more offset parameters of the corrected beam; and a controller configured to store one or more zero parameters of the corrected beam, calculate at least one difference between the one or more zero parameters and the one or more offset parameters of the corrected beam, determine one or more beam position adjustments of the incident beam based on the at least one difference between the one or more zero parameters and the one or more offset parameters of the corrected beam, and direct the beam steering assembly via one or more motor drivers to actuate one or more motors to adjust the incident beam to form the corrected beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Frank Li, Zhiwei Xu, Timothy Swisher, Kwan Auyeung, Yury Yuditsky