Patents by Inventor Travis J. Anderson

Travis J. Anderson 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: 20200347631
    Abstract: A shearwall is disclosed for use in lightweight or other constructions to transmit lateral shear forces and dissipate energy on the construction. In examples, the shearwall includes a central panel formed of wood, and side plates formed of steel. The side plates may be affixed at lower corners of first and second opposed surfaces of the central panel. Each side plate may include a fastening plate for affixing the side plate to the central panel, and a restraint plate which fits within a reduced area section of the central panel between the first and second surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.
    Inventors: Travis R. Anderson, Caleb J. Knudson
  • Patent number: 10777644
    Abstract: Current conducting devices and methods for their formation are disclosed. Described are vertical current devices that include a substrate, an n-type material layer, a plurality of p-type gates, and a source. The n-type material layer disposed on the substrate and includes a current channel. A plurality of p-type gates are disposed on opposite sides of the current channel. A source is disposed on a distal side of the current channel with respect to the substrate. The n-type material layer comprises beta-gallium oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Francis J. Kub, Travis J. Anderson, Marko J. Tadjer, Andrew D. Koehler, Karl D. Hobart
  • Patent number: 10711477
    Abstract: A shearwall is disclosed for use in lightweight or other constructions to transmit lateral shear forces and dissipate energy on the construction. In examples, the shearwall includes a central panel formed of wood, and side plates formed of steel. The side plates may be affixed at lower corners of first and second opposed surfaces of the central panel. Each side plate may include a fastening plate for affixing the side plate to the central panel, and a restraint plate which fits within a reduced area section of the central panel between the first and second surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Simpson Stong-Tie Company Inc.
    Inventors: Travis R. Anderson, Caleb J. Knudson
  • Publication number: 20200191458
    Abstract: A universal heat pump defrost controller device can be configured to determine when and for how long to cause a heat pump to enter defrost mode to remove ice from the outdoor heat exchanger coil. The defrost controller of this disclosure is configured to work with a variety of heat pumps which may implement a variety of defrost approaches, such as demand or timing. The arrangement and form factor of the defrost controller, along with break-away tabs, may allow the defrost controller to fit in the limited space available in many heat pumps. The simple dual display and controls of the device provide for intuitive configuration and troubleshooting during setup and installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Travis J. Read, Joseph Carlos Vargas, Derek Weller, Peter M. Anderson, Donald C. Kennedy, Paul Knauf
  • Patent number: 10609855
    Abstract: An implement for an agricultural vehicle including a toolbar and a pair of marking devices pivotally connected to the toolbar. Each marking device includes at least one arm configured for pivoting between a stored position and an operational position, and a retention device supported by the toolbar and configured for providing a magnetic retention force which magnetically retains the at least one arm in the stored position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Johnathon R. Dienst, Patrick Dinnon, Michael J. Connors, Brent Elwing, Brian J. Anderson, Chad M. Johnson, Travis L. Harnetiaux
  • Publication number: 20200060065
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an agricultural implement system includes a row unit, the row unit configured to dispose seed into a ground trench, and closing system corresponding to the row unit, the closing system configured to close the ground trench after disposition of the seed. The agricultural implement system further includes a double acting cylinder mechanically coupled to the closing system, the double acting cylinder comprising a cylinder side port and a rod side port and a fluid source fluidly coupled to the cylinder side port and configured to provide a cylinder side fluid. The agricultural implement system additionally includes a filter fluidly coupled to the rod side port and configured to provide a filtered fluid entering the double acting cylinder via the rod side port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Ryan R. Raetzman, Marvin A. Prickel, Brian J. Anderson, Travis Lester Harnetiaux, Johnathon R. Dienst
  • Publication number: 20200028196
    Abstract: Nonaqueous redox flow batteries (RFB) hold the potential for high energy density grid scale storage, though are often limited by the solubility of the redox-active species in their electrolytes. A systematic approach enables an increase the concentration of redox-active species in electrolytes for nonaqueous RFB, starting from a metal-coordination-cation-based ionic liquid. As an example, starting with an ionic liquid consisting of a metal coordination cation (MetIL), ferrocene-containing ligands and iodide anions can be substituted into the original MetIL structure, enabling a nearly 4× increase in capacity compared to original MetIL structure. Application of this strategy to other chemistries, optimizing electrolyte melting point and conductivity could yield >10 M redox-active electrons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Leo J. Small, Travis Mark Anderson, Harry Pratt
  • Publication number: 20200012911
    Abstract: Optical articles including a spatially defined arrangement of a plurality of data rich retroreflective elements, wherein the plurality of retroreflective elements comprise retroreflective elements having at least two different retroreflective properties and at least two different optical contrasts with respect to a background substrate when observed within an ultraviolet spectrum, a visible spectrum, a near-infrared spectrum, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Michael A. McCoy, Anne C. Gold, Glenn E. Casner, Timothy J. Gardner, Steven H. Kong, Gautam Singh, Nathan J. Anderson, Caroline M. Ylitalo, Britton G. Billingsley, Muhammad J. Afridi, Travis L. Potts, Robert W. Shannon, Guruprasad Somasundaram
  • Patent number: 10524405
    Abstract: An agricultural implement system includes a row unit configured to dispose seed into a ground trench, and a closing system corresponding to the row unit configured to close the ground trench after disposition of the seed. The agricultural implement system further includes a double acting cylinder mechanically coupled to the closing system. The double acting cylinder comprises a cylinder side port, a rod side port, and a fluid source fluidly coupled to the cylinder side port and configured to provide a cylinder side fluid. The agricultural implement system additionally includes an inlet filter fluidly coupled to the rod side port and configured to filter fluid entering the double acting cylinder via the rod side port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Ryan R. Raetzman, Marvin A. Prickel, Brian J. Anderson, Travis Lester Harnetiaux, Johnathon R. Dienst
  • Publication number: 20190387656
    Abstract: An implement for an agricultural vehicle including a toolbar and a pair of marking devices pivotally connected to the toolbar. Each marking device includes a first arm, a second arm, and a first attachment bracket pivotally connecting the first arm to the distal end of the second arm. The first and second arms are configured for pivoting between a stored position in which the first and second arms are folded relative to one another and an operational position in which the first and second arms are unfolded relative to one another. Each marking device further includes a second attachment bracket, a kick out link, and a biasing member connected to the kick out link and configured for providing a biasing force acting on the kick out link to retain the first arm relative to the second arm in the stored position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Brent Elwing, Brian J. Anderson, Chad M. Johnson, Travis L. Harnetiaux, Johnathon R. Dienst, Patrick Dinnon, Michael J. Connors
  • Publication number: 20190387657
    Abstract: An implement for an agricultural vehicle including a toolbar and a pair of marking devices pivotally connected to the toolbar. Each marking device includes at least one arm configured for pivoting between a stored position and an operational position, and a retention device supported by the toolbar and configured for providing a magnetic retention force which magnetically retains the at least one arm in the stored position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Johnathon R. Dienst, Patrick Dinnon, Michael J. Connors, Brent Elwing, Brian J. Anderson, Chad M. Johnson, Travis L. Harnetiaux
  • Patent number: 10494738
    Abstract: A method of growing crystalline materials on two-dimensional inert materials comprising functionalizing a surface of a two-dimensional inert material, growing a nucleation layer on the functionalized surface, and growing a crystalline material. A crystalline material grown on a two-dimensional inert material made from the process comprising functionalizing a surface of a two-dimensional inert material, growing a nucleation layer on the functionalized surface, and growing a crystalline material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Neeraj Nepal, Virginia Wheeler, Charles R. Eddy, Jr., Francis J. Kub, Travis J. Anderson, Michael A. Mastro, Rachael L. Myers-Ward, Sandra C. Hangarter
  • Publication number: 20190360117
    Abstract: A method for growing polycrystalline diamond films having engineered grain growth and microstructure. Grain growth of a polycrystalline diamond film on a substrate is manipulated by growing the diamond on a nanopatterned substrate having features on the order of the initial grain size of the diamond film. By growing the diamond on such nanopatterned substrates, the crystal texture of a polycrystalline diamond film can be engineered to favor the preferred <110> orientation texture, which in turn enhances the thermal conductivity of the diamond film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Karl D. Hobart, Tatyana I. Feygelson, Marko J. Tadjer, Travis J. Anderson, Andrew D. Koehler, Sam Graham, JR., Mark Goorsky, Zhe Cheng, Luke Yates, Tingyu Bai, Yekan Wang
  • Publication number: 20190305157
    Abstract: An extreme ultraviolet (EUV) photodetector is formed by providing a substrate having a first doping type of material; forming a photodetector body layer having the first doping type of material over the substrate, wherein the photodetector body layer includes a carrier collection region and a potential barrier maximum level; and forming a carrier collection material layer over the photodetector body layer. The carrier collection region includes a region between the potential barrier maximum level and the carrier collection material layer. The potential barrier maximum level includes a height within the photodetector body layer that prevents photogenerated carriers created at a depth deeper than the potential barrier maximum level from transporting to the carrier collection region and the carrier collection material layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Francis J. Kub, Travis J. Anderson, Karl D. Hobart, Andrew D. Koehler
  • Patent number: 10424643
    Abstract: A device structure and method for improving thermal management in highly scaled, high power electronic and optoelectronic devices such as GaN FET and AlGaN/GaN HEMT devices by implementing diamond air bridges into such devices to remove waste heat. The diamond air bridge can be formed from a polycrystalline diamond material layer which can be grown on the surface of a dielectric material layer, on the surface of a III-nitride material, or on the surface of a diamond polycrystalline nucleation layer, and may be optimized to have a high thermal conductivity at the growth interface with the underlying material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Karl D. Hobart, Andrew D. Koehler, Francis J. Kub, Travis J. Anderson, Tatyana I. Feygelson, Marko J. Tadjer, Lunet E. Luna
  • Patent number: 10384351
    Abstract: A mobile robot is configured for operation in a commercial or industrial setting, such as an office building or retail store. The robot can patrol one or more routes within a building, and can detect violations of security policies by objects, building infrastructure and security systems, or individuals. In response to the detected violations, the robot can perform one or more security operations. The robot can include a removable fabric panel, enabling sensors within the robot body to capture signals that propagate through the fabric. In addition, the robot can scan RFID tags of objects within an area, for instance coupled to store inventory. Likewise, the robot can generate or update one or more semantic maps for use by the robot in navigating an area and for measuring compliance with security policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Cobalt Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis J. Deyle, Erik Schluntz, Peregrine Badger, Yves Behar, Daniel Freymann Koelker, Molly McShane, Nick Um, Clayton Russell Anderson, Dan Moshe Semo, Angelita Tadeo, Estrella P. Tadeo
  • Publication number: 20190252501
    Abstract: A device structure and method for improving thermal management in highly scaled, high power electronic and optoelectronic devices such as GaN FET and AlGaN/GaN HEMT devices by implementing diamond air bridges into such devices to remove waste heat. The diamond air bridge can be formed from a polycrystalline diamond material layer which can be grown on the surface of a dielectric material layer, on the surface of a III-nitride material, or on the surface of a diamond polycrystalline nucleation layer, and may be optimized to have a high thermal conductivity at the growth interface with the underlying material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Karl D. Hobart, Andrew D. Koehler, Francis J. Kub, Travis J. Anderson, Tatyana I. Feygelson, Marko J. Tadjer, Lunet E. Luna
  • Publication number: 20190242341
    Abstract: In at least some implementations, a fuel supply module includes a reservoir and a fuel pump carried by the reservoir. The reservoir may include a body and a lid that define an internal volume to contain a supply of fuel, and the reservoir may include an inlet through which fuel enters the internal volume and an outlet from which fuel is discharged from the fuel supply module. The fuel pump is carried by the reservoir and has a first inlet communicating with the internal volume to take fuel into the fuel pump from the internal volume and a second inlet spaced above the first inlet relative to the direction of the force of gravity to take fluid or vapors into the fuel pump from the internal volume. The fuel pump includes an outlet from which fluid is discharged for delivery to an engine through the reservoir outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Eric D. Anderson, Travis P. Baur, Elton J. Fisch, Cyrus M. Healy, Kevin L. Israelson, Gerald J. LaMarr, Jr., Robby L. Linton, Edward J. Talaski
  • Publication number: 20190193276
    Abstract: A mobile robot is configured for operation in a commercial or industrial setting, such as an office building or retail store. The robot can patrol one or more routes within a building, and can detect violations of security policies by objects, building infrastructure and security systems, or individuals. In response to the detected violations, the robot can perform one or more security operations. The robot can include a removable fabric panel, enabling sensors within the robot body to capture signals that propagate through the fabric. In addition, the robot can scan RFID tags of objects within an area, for instance coupled to store inventory. Likewise, the robot can generate or update one or more semantic maps for use by the robot in navigating an area and for measuring compliance with security policies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Travis J. Deyle, Erik Schluntz, Peregrine Badger, Yves Behar, Daniel Freymann Koelker, Molly McShane, Nick Um, Clayton Russell Anderson, Dan Moshe Semo, Angelita Tadeo, Estrella P. Tadeo
  • Patent number: D895549
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: Donald C. Kennedy, Peter M. Anderson, Travis J. Read, Paul Knauf, Rolf L. Strand, Joseph Carlos Vargas