Patents by Inventor Travis Wright

Travis Wright 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: 10274173
    Abstract: A modular lighting fixture includes an elongate center support member defining a channel. At least one reflector panel is coupled with the center support member and extends laterally outward therefrom. The lighting fixture further includes at least one light guide having a first edge and an oppositely disposed second edge. The first edge of the light guide is mechanically coupled with the center support member. The light guide may have a curved cross-sectional shape in a plane perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the center support member. At least one light emitting diode (LED) is disposed adjacent the first edge of the light guide, whereby light produced by the LED is directed through the light guide toward the second edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: LSI Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Schubert, John D. Boyer, Travis Wright
  • Publication number: 20190113194
    Abstract: A luminaire is provided including a housing and at least one peripheral compartment defined in the housing that is configured to receive a lighting element. A central compartment is defined in the housing and disposed laterally inwardly of the at least one peripheral compartment. The central compartment is configured to receive control and power components for the lighting element. At least one lens is disposed over the at least one peripheral compartment such that the central compartment is accessible when the luminaire is installed on a support surface without a need to remove the at least one lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Eric J. Mooar, Travis Schubert, Travis Wright, Chris Papa, John D. Boyer, Jonathan M. Hermansen
  • Patent number: 10198416
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for customizing a form (a.k.a. a dialog) in a model-based system. For instance, the form may be customized without the need to modify the form in persistent memory, such as read-only memory (ROM), a hard disk, a magnetic disk, an optical disk, etc. A representation of a customization (e.g., an extensible markup language file, a management pack, etc.) regarding the form is captured in memory, such as a random access memory (RAM), and stored in a file or a database. For instance, the representation of the customization may be stored separately from the form. The representation of the customization is retrieved from the file or the database and applied to a rendering of the form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Travis Wright, Andrei Zenkovitch, Andrew Forget
  • Publication number: 20180283659
    Abstract: A modular lighting fixture includes an elongate center support member defining a channel. At least one reflector panel is coupled with the center support member and extends laterally outward therefrom. The lighting fixture further includes at least one light guide having a first edge and an oppositely disposed second edge. The first edge of the light guide is mechanically coupled with the center support member. The light guide may have a curved cross-sectional shape in a plane perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the center support member. At least one light emitting diode (LED) is disposed adjacent the first edge of the light guide, whereby light produced by the LED is directed through the light guide toward the second edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Travis Schubert, John D. Boyer, Travis Wright
  • Publication number: 20180119237
    Abstract: A shaft furnace for producing metallic direct reduced iron (DRI) from iron-containing pellets or lumps and reducing gas disposed therein, including: a circumferential outer wall defining a top interior reducing zone, a middle interior transition zone, and a bottom interior cooling zone, wherein the iron-containing pellets or lumps travel downwards through the top interior reducing zone, the middle interior transition zone, and the bottom interior cooling zone as the iron-containing pellets or lumps encounter the upward-flowing reducing gas and one or more other gases; and a flow diverter disposed along a centerline of the circumferential outer wall including a convex-upwards upper tapering section disposed in the middle transition zone defined by the circumferential outer wall coupled to a convex-downwards lower tapering section disposed in the bottom cooling zone defined by the circumferential outer wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: MIDREX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Brian VOELKER, Haruyasu MICHISHITA, Travis WRIGHT
  • Patent number: 9938594
    Abstract: A process for producing reducing gas for use in the production of direct reduced iron (DRI) and fuel gas for use in a steel mill, including: compressing a coke oven gas (COG) stream in a compressor; passing the compressed coke oven gas stream through an activated charcoal bed to remove tars from the compressed coke oven gas stream; separating a hydrogen-rich gas stream from the compressed cleaned coke oven gas stream using a pressure swing absorption unit; providing the hydrogen-rich gas stream to a direct reduction shaft furnace as reducing gas; and providing a remaining gas stream from the pressure swing absorption unit to a steel mill as fuel gas. Both once-through and recycle options are presented. Optionally, basic oxygen furnace gas (BOFG) is added to the reducing gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Midrex Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Cheeley, Travis Wright
  • Publication number: 20180031416
    Abstract: A sensor support for use with a lighting refractor includes a housing defining an interior cavity configured to receive and support a sensor for sensing at least one of motion or light. The sensor support further includes a locking structure operatively associated with the housing and configured to selectively attach the housing to a peripheral portion of a lighting refractor, and an aperture in the housing and arranged to expose the sensor to an environment around the lighting refractor. Sensor and lighting unit assemblies are also disclosed. A sensor assembly includes the sensor support and a sensor configured to sense at least one of motion or light. A lighting unit assembly includes the sensor support and a lighting unit having a refractor with a peripheral portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Travis Wright, John D. Boyer, Travis Schubert
  • Publication number: 20170292168
    Abstract: A method for mitigating the buildup of direct reduced iron (DRI) clusters on the walls of a direct reduction (DR) furnace, comprising: injecting one or more of lime, dolomite, and another anti-sticking agent into a charge disposed within a reduction zone of the DR furnace, wherein the one or more of lime, dolomite, and another anti-sticking agent is injected into the charge by one or more of: (1) injecting the one or more of lime, dolomite, and another anti-sticking agent into a bustle gas stream upstream of a bustle of the DR furnace; (2) injecting the one or more of lime, dolomite, and another anti-sticking agent into the bustle gas stream in the bustle of the DR furnace; (3) injecting the one or more of lime, dolomite, and another anti-sticking agent into the bustle gas stream through a pipe collocated with a bustle gas port through which the bustle gas stream is introduced into the DR furnace; and (4) injecting the one or more of lime, dolomite, and another anti-sticking agent directly into the reduction
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: MIDREX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Brian VOELKER, Travis WRIGHT
  • Publication number: 20160017445
    Abstract: A process for producing reducing gas for use in the production of direct reduced iron (DRI) and fuel gas for use in a steel mill, comprising: compressing a coke oven gas (COG) stream in a compressor; passing the compressed coke oven gas stream through an activated charcoal bed to remove tars from the compressed coke oven gas stream; separating a hydrogen-rich gas stream from the compressed cleaned coke oven gas stream using a pressure swing absorption unit; providing the hydrogen-rich gas stream to a direct reduction shaft furnace as reducing gas; and providing a remaining gas stream from the pressure swing absorption unit to a steel mill as fuel gas. Both once-through and recycle options are presented. Optionally, basic oxygen furnace gas (BOFG) is added to the reducing gas. Optionally, top gas from the direct reduction shaft furnace is cooled, cleaned, and recycled back to the reducing gas stream. In some cases, carbon dioxide is also removed from the top gas stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicant: MIDREX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Robert CHEELEY, Travis WRIGHT
  • Patent number: 9175910
    Abstract: The present invention provides a combination reforming/reducing shaft furnace for the production of direct reduced iron that utilizes one or more burden uniformity enhancers, such as one or more rotating/reciprocating mixing shafts, one or more stationary flow aids, one or more wall structures/variations, one or more agitators, or the like for ensuring that reforming and reducing in the shaft furnace take place evenly across the width of and throughout the depth of the burden in the shaft furnace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Midrex Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Wright, Steve Montague
  • Publication number: 20140229814
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for customizing a form (a.k.a. a dialog) in a model-based system. For instance, the form may be customized without the need to modify the form in persistent memory, such as read-only memory (ROM), a hard disk, a magnetic disk, an optical disk, etc. A representation of a customization (e.g., an extensible markup language file, a management pack, etc.) regarding the form is captured in memory, such as a random access memory (RAM), and stored in a file or a database. For instance, the representation of the customization may be stored separately from the form. The representation of the customization is retrieved from the file or the database and applied to a rendering of the form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Travis Wright, Andrei Zenkovitch, Andrew Forget
  • Publication number: 20140129954
    Abstract: Processes and techniques for tailoring operations management in a system are described. The processes and techniques allow a user to customize operations management based on the user's function within a system and the particular tasks that the user wishes to accomplish. Simplified user interfaces can be created by scoping the interfaces based on user profiles, preferences and system components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Marisol Ontaneda, Vitaly Voloshin, Baelson B. Duque, Thomas W. Keane, Chandika Bhandari, Travis Wright, Casey McKinnon
  • Patent number: 8713207
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods for instrumenting configuration and system settings based on targeting configuration settings at dynamically populated groups, groups with varied membership, and objects defined in a class. The systems and methods provide for attributing a configuration setting or policy to one or more objects and then targeting the object at one or more scopes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Travis Wright, Abbot Moffat, Hakan Berk, Ferit Findik, Anand Lakshminarayanan, Shawn Bice, Vitaly Voloshin, Marisol Ontaneda
  • Patent number: 8707158
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for customizing a form (a.k.a. a dialog) in a model-based system. For instance, the form may be customized without the need to modify the form in persistent memory, such as read-only memory (ROM), a hard disk, a magnetic disk, an optical disk, etc. A representation of a customization (e.g., an extensible markup language file, a management pack, etc.) regarding the form is captured in memory, such as a random access memory (RAM), and stored in a file or a database. For instance, the representation of the customization may be stored separately from the form. The representation of the customization is retrieved from the file or the database and applied to a rendering of the form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Travis Wright, Andrei Zenkovitch, Andrew Forget
  • Publication number: 20140091502
    Abstract: The present invention provides a combination reforming/reducing shaft furnace for the production of direct reduced iron that utilizes one or more burden uniformity enhancers, such as one or more rotating/reciprocating mixing shafts, one or more stationary flow aids, one or more wall structures/variations, one or more agitators, or the like for ensuring that reforming and reducing in the shaft furnace take place evenly across the width of and throughout the depth of the burden in the shaft furnace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: MIDREX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Travis Wright, Steve Montague
  • Patent number: 8656346
    Abstract: One or more available command units can be represented with a computer output device. The available command units can be command units from one or more snapins, such as one or more snapins that include command units to be run with a shell application. User input can be received from an input device, the user input selecting one or more selected command units of the available command units. In response to the user input, source code can be automatically generated from the one or more command units, and the source code can be automatically compiled to generate one or more workflow activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Sai Gopal Kodi, Edhi Sarwono, Travis A. Wright, James W. Truher, Frank Zakrajsek
  • Patent number: 8631463
    Abstract: Processes and techniques for tailoring operations management in a system are described. The processes and techniques allow a user to customize operations management based on the user's function within a system and the particular tasks that the user wishes to accomplish. Simplified user interfaces can be created by scoping the interfaces based on user profiles, preferences and system components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Marisol Ontaneda, Thomas W. Keane, Baelson B. Duque, Chandika Bhandari, Travis Wright, Vitaly Voloshin, Casey McKinnon
  • Publication number: 20130283188
    Abstract: One exemplary embodiment uses templates that define certain features of a given service type, wherein the features are common to all services of that service type. The template can be configured by a user to obtain a service definition for the given service. The service definition is passed to a programmability layer and provides enough information that the programmability layer can construct the various monitors, rules, classes and tasks required to monitor the given service without further customization by the user. In one embodiment, the user can also customize the service definition, a desired, in order to obtain additional monitoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Ashvinkumar J. Sanghvi, Anand Lakshminarayanan, Chandika Bhandari, Lorenzo Rizzi, Stephen O. Wilson, Travis A. Wright, Vitaly V. Filimonov, Vitaly Voloshin
  • Publication number: 20130246780
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods for instrumenting configuration and system settings based on targeting configuration settings at dynamically populated groups, groups with varied membership, and objects defined in a class. The systems and methods provide for attributing a configuration setting or policy to one or more objects and then targeting the object at one or more scopes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Travis Wright, Abbot Moffat, Hakan Berk, Ferit Findik, Anand Lakshminarayanan, Shawn Bice, Vitaly Voloshin, Marisol Ontaneda
  • Patent number: 8386653
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods for instrumenting configuration and system settings based on targeting configuration settings at dynamically populated groups, groups with varied membership, and objects defined in a class. The systems and methods provide for attributing a configuration setting or policy to one or more objects and then targeting the object at one or more scope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Travis Wright, Abbot Moffat, Hakan Berk, Ferit Findik, Vitaly Voloshin, Marisol Ontaneda, Anand Lakshminarayanan, Shawn Bice