Patents by Inventor Tyler Blake

Tyler Blake 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: 20190239941
    Abstract: An electrosurgical device is provided that includes a probe extending in a longitudinal direction and having a proximal region and a distal region. An inner diameter of the probe defines a lumen. The probe has an electrically insulated portion extending from the proximal region to the distal region and an electrically exposed conductive portion located at the distal region. The electrically exposed conductive portion delivers radiofrequency energy to an area of tissue adjacent the distal region. The device also includes a heat transfer system for removing thermal energy from the area of tissue that is in thermal contact with the area of tissue. The heat transfer system removes from about 0.1 Watts to about 50 Watts of energy from the tissue. In addition, the heat transfer system can sufficiently draw heat away from the tissue without the use of a peristaltic pump for circulating a liquid inside the lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Phillip A. Schorr, Eric A. Schepis, Skyler Canute, Joseph DiPietro, Sara Kebede, Tyler West Crone, Elliot Blake Bourgeois
  • Patent number: 10316245
    Abstract: A quantum dot film article includes a first barrier film, a second barrier film, and a quantum dot layer separating the first barrier from the second barrier film. The quantum dot layer includes quantum dots dispersed in a polymer material. The polymer material includes a methacrylate polymer, an epoxy polymer and a photoinitiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Eric W. Nelson, Karissa L. Eckert, William Blake Kolb, Tyler D. Nesvik, Minghu Tu
  • Patent number: 9868651
    Abstract: A system for solar disinfection of fluid. One most preferred version of the system includes: (a) A UVTC, made of a polyethylene laminate film with an approximately rectangular plan, providing: a. A first compartment. b. A second compartment for holding fluid, with a port to fill and dispense. (b) A Disinfection Monitor Module (“DMM”) located in the first compartment which: a. Includes at least one sensor to measure radiation intensity. b. Provides at least one user interface: c. Contains a wireless communication interface. d. Operates according to a process that ensures sufficient cumulative exposure of the contained fluid to solar UV to achieve adequate solar disinfection. Alternative embodiments may also include sensors to detect additional characteristics, such as transmittance, turbidity, “combined transmittance,” and/or temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: PotaVida, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Bruce Matlack, Tyler Blake Davis, Jacqueline Callihan Linnes
  • Publication number: 20160251238
    Abstract: A system for solar disinfection of fluid. One most preferred version of the system includes: (a) A UVTC, made of a polyethylene laminate film material with a “cut and weld” process, shaped generally like a pillow with an approximately rectangular plan, providing: a. A first compartment. b. A second compartment for holding fluid, with a port to fill and dispense, the second compartment proximate to the first compartment. (b) A Disinfection Monitor Module (“DMM”) located in the first compartment which: a. Includes at least one sensor to measure radiation (e.g. solar UV light) intensity. b. Provides at least one user interface including: i. “Start” and “stop” pushbuttons, switches or the like. ii. “Wait” and “Safe” visual indicators, such as LEDs. c. Contains a wireless communication interface. d. Operates according to a process that ensures sufficient cumulative exposure of the contained fluid to solar UV to achieve adequate solar disinfection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Applicant: PotaVida, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Bruce Matlack, Tyler Blake Davis, Jacqueline Callihan Linnes
  • Publication number: 20110263293
    Abstract: A vehicle system is provided with a docking station for receiving a personal device, a controller in communication with the docking station, and a display interface for a vehicle in communication with the controller. The display interface is configured to present at least one menu option from the personal device for occupant selection to control the operation of the personal device to perform the operation in response to the occupant selecting the at least one menu option.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Blake, Freeman Thomas, Matthew Edwards, Andrei Markevich
  • Publication number: 20110254318
    Abstract: A vehicle pillar structure is provided with a pair of front pillars for extending upward and rearward from a vehicle body. A pair of rails extend rearward from the pair of front pillars. A pair of rear pillars extend downward and rearward from the pair of rails to the vehicle body. The pair of rear pillars each have a clearance aperture formed therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Freeman Thomas, Gregory Hutting, Jeffrey Nield, Tyler Blake, Matthew Edwards, William Chaterlea, Ronald Anderson, Andrei Markevich
  • Patent number: 7445275
    Abstract: A vehicle sunroof including a sunroof frame mounted to a vehicle roof opening and having opposing lateral sides. The sunroof frame has an outer edge adjacent to the outer surface of the vehicle roof and an inner edge located within the vehicle cabin. The vehicle sunroof also includes a number of solar panels. Each solar panel includes a solar collection surface for collecting sunlight for producing solar energy. The solar panels extend between and are connected to the opposing lateral sides of the sunroof frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Woodhouse, Tyler Blake, Freeman Thomas
  • Publication number: 20080230113
    Abstract: A lighting system is described herein that may be energized by a plurality of sources. In one embodiment, a solar cell is capable of receiving light and converting the light into electrical signals. An energy conversion device may be included that converts movement of the energy conversion device into electrical signals. Additionally, an energy storage device receives and stores the electrical signals from the solar cell and the energy conversion device. The energy storage device is also adapted to supply energy to a lamp that emits light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Mahendra Dassanayake, Donald Bilger, Tyler Blake, Chad Clement
  • Patent number: 7399027
    Abstract: An automotive vehicle is disclosed with a vehicle body, an ornamental fascia mounted to a front end of the vehicle body and a structural member mounted to the vehicle body front end. The structural member extends through the ornamental fascia to an exterior side of the vehicle body for a compact arrangement of structural, functional and design characteristics of the vehicle front end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Woodhouse, Tyler Blake, Freeman Thomas
  • Patent number: 7296844
    Abstract: An automotive vehicle is disclosed having a vehicle body with a passenger compartment and a door opening to the passenger compartment. A door is pivotally mounted to the door opening with an inclined axis which may extend laterally outboard and downward relative to the vehicle body in a rearward direction of the vehicle. The door opening may be provided through a sidewall and a roof of the vehicle; and the door may be provided with a side panel and a roof panel to match the door opening. Also disclosed is a hinge arrangement for attaching the door to the vehicle body at an upper region and a rearward region of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Woodhouse, Tyler Blake, Freeman Thomas
  • Publication number: 20070158978
    Abstract: A vehicle sunroof including a sunroof frame mounted to a vehicle roof opening and having opposing lateral sides. The sunroof frame has an outer edge adjacent to the outer surface of the vehicle roof and an inner edge located within the vehicle cabin. The vehicle sunroof also includes a number of solar panels. Each solar panel includes a solar collection surface for collecting sunlight for producing solar energy. The solar panels extend between and are connected to the opposing lateral sides of the sunroof frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Inventors: David Woodhouse, Tyler Blake, Freeman Thomas
  • Publication number: 20070158962
    Abstract: An automotive vehicle is disclosed with a vehicle body, an ornamental fascia mounted to a front end of the vehicle body and a structural member mounted to the vehicle body front end. The structural member extends through the ornamental fascia to an exterior side of the vehicle body for a compact arrangement of structural, functional and design characteristics of the vehicle front end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Inventors: David Woodhouse, Tyler Blake, Freeman Thomas
  • Publication number: 20070158974
    Abstract: An automotive vehicle is disclosed having a vehicle body with a passenger compartment and a door opening to the passenger compartment. A door is pivotally mounted to the door opening with an inclined axis which may extend laterally outboard and downward relative to the vehicle body in a rearward direction of the vehicle. The door opening may be provided through a sidewall and a roof of the vehicle; and the door may be provided with a side panel and a roof panel to match the door opening. Also disclosed is a hinge arrangement for attaching the door to the vehicle body at an upper region and a rearward region of the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Inventors: David Woodhouse, Tyler Blake, Freeman Thomas
  • Patent number: 7118150
    Abstract: A storage compartment is formed on the lateral side of a pick-up truck to have a door that will open to a generally horizontal position to permit use thereof as a step to facilitate access to the interior of the cargo bed. The storage compartment door is pivotally supported by a pivot mechanism that is supported from the underside of the pick up box to provide sufficient support thereof to withstand the weight of a person utilizing the door as a step. The door is also provided with supplemental support members interconnecting the door and the underside of the pick up box. When closed, the door conceals the pivot mechanism to provide a smooth, clean line on the exterior surface of the truck. The opened door allows access to a storage compartment that preferably extends beneath a portion of the cargo bed to allow storage of small items in a contained compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Bruford, Paul Elia, John Reed, Tyler Blake
  • Publication number: 20060087141
    Abstract: A storage compartment is formed on the lateral side of a pick-up truck to have a door that will open to a generally horizontal position to permit use thereof as a step to facilitate access to the interior of the cargo bed. The storage compartment door is pivotally supported by a pivot mechanism that is supported from the underside of the pick up box to provide sufficient support thereof to withstand the weight of a person utilizing the door as a step. The door is also provided with supplemental support members interconnecting the door and the underside of the pick up box. When closed, the door conceals the pivot mechanism to provide a smooth, clean line on the exterior surface of the truck. The opened door allows access to a storage compartment that preferably extends beneath a portion of the cargo bed to allow storage of small items in a contained compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2004
    Publication date: April 27, 2006
    Inventors: Stephen Bruford, Paul Elia, John Reed, Tyler Blake
  • Patent number: D514492
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Ford Global Technolgies, LLC
    Inventors: Craig Metros, Jeffrey Nowak, Patrick Schiavone, Tyler Blake
  • Patent number: D537397
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Woodhouse, Tyler Blake, Freeman Thomas
  • Patent number: D539703
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Woodhouse, Tyler Blake, Freeman Thomas
  • Patent number: D539709
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Woodhouse, Tyler Blake, Freeman Thomas
  • Patent number: D630987
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Matthew Edwards, Tyler Blake, Andrei Markevich