Patents by Inventor Tyler Ray

Tyler Ray 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: 10932072
    Abstract: Systems and methods for optically measuring displacement of an element include an emitter for emitting an optical signal, a first detector for detecting reflections of the optical signal from the element, a second detector for detecting reflections of the optical signal from a raised cover structure, a processor for receiving the detected reflections from the first and second detectors and removing distortions in the detected reflections from the first detector using the detected reflections from the second detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: ANALOG DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Tyler Ray, Nicholas J. Jakse, Neal Tait Kurfiss, Christopher M. Hanna, Miguel A. Chavez, Joshua Berlin
  • Publication number: 20200316859
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) printer includes an acoustophoresis device having at least a first inlet, a first outlet, and a channel defined between the first inlet and the first outlet. A piezoelectric device is adhered to a surface of the acoustophoresis device to generate sound waves within the channel. A printhead is connected to the first outlet of the acoustophoresis device, wherein a solution comprising anisotropic particles is delivered to the at least first inlet and wherein the anisotropic particles are organized into one or more columns along an axis parallel to a direction of flow of the solution by standing acoustic waves generated by the piezoelectric device, wherein the at least one column of anisotropic particles is aligned with the first outlet, and wherein the first outlet is in fluid communication with the printhead to deliver one or more columns of ordered, anisotropic particles to the printhead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Rachel Collino, Tyler Ray, Matthew Begley
  • Publication number: 20200236878
    Abstract: A watering station includes a robotic watering device having a first swing arm having a first end opposite a second end, a rotatable robot arm rotatably coupled to a second end of the first swing arm, a first motor configured to pivot the first swing arm, a second motor configured to rotate the rotatable robot arm with respect to the first swing arm, and pump outlets positioned on the rotatable robot arm, one or more pumps fluidly coupled to the pump outlets positioned on the rotatable robot arm, and a fluid reservoir, where the one or more pumps comprises an inlet and an outlet, and the one or more pumps are fluidly coupled to the fluid reservoir such that when activated the one or more pumps draw fluid from the fluid reservoir and disperse a predetermined amount of fluid out the pump outlets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Grow Solutions Tech LLC
    Inventors: Gary Bret Millar, Michael Tyler Wirig, Tyler Ray Iverson, Kevin Leon Hurst
  • Publication number: 20200236879
    Abstract: A system for normalizing tank pressures includes a controller, a holding tank, a first reservoir, a first valve fluidly coupled to the first reservoir and communicatively coupled to the master controller, a distribution line fluidly coupling the holding tank to the first valve, a first sensor communicatively coupled to the controller, where the first sensor is configured to output signals corresponding to a fluid level within the first reservoir, and an instruction set that causes the processor to: receive signals from the first sensor, determine whether the fluid level within the first fluid reservoir is below a first threshold, generate a first signal to open the first valve when the fluid level is below the first threshold such that fluid from the holding tank fills the first reservoir, and generate a second signal to close the first valve when the fluid level is not below the first threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Grow Solutions Tech LLC
    Inventors: Gary Bret Millar, Michael Tyler Wirig, Tyler Ray Iverson
  • Publication number: 20190339390
    Abstract: Systems and methods for optically measuring displacement of an element include an emitter for emitting an optical signal, a first detector for detecting reflections of the optical signal from the element, a second detector for detecting reflections of the optical signal from a raised cover structure, a processor for receiving the detected reflections from the first and second detectors and removing distortions in the detected reflections from the first detector using the detected reflections from the second detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler RAY, Nicholas J. JAKSE, Neal Tait KURFISS, Christopher M. HANNA, Miguel A. CHAVEZ
  • Patent number: 10434024
    Abstract: A modular dental system, methods for controlling a modular dental tool, a dental system, a control module, and a treatment unit. In one embodiment, the modular dental system includes a modular dental system including a control module and a battery module. The control module includes a first end, a second end, a control sub-system, and a charging sub-system. The control sub-system is configured to communicatively couple to an attachment, detect an attachment identifier associated with the attachment when the attachment is removably attached to the first end of the control module, and control the attachment based on the attachment identifier. The battery module is configured to removably attach to the second end of the control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: KAVO DENTAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, KALTENBACH & VOIGT GMBH
    Inventors: Robert Thomas St. Louis, Michael Carl Dunaway, Frank Ulrich Emde, Amod Ashok Kher, Tyler Ray Harper, Nathan Lamb Shippee, Johannes Sauter, Patrick Niederreuter
  • Patent number: 9962855
    Abstract: Methods and equipment are disclosed relating to three-dimensional printing that include positioning an array of nozzles within a bed of loose solid material, moving the array of nozzles through the bed of loose solid material while injecting a liquid from the array of nozzles in a controlled pattern causing the liquid to react with a portion of the bed of loose solid material forming a solid concrete three-dimensional object. An unreacted portion of the bed of loose solid material may then be separated from the solid three-dimensional object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Coastal Resilience Group, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Matthew Dwain Campbell, Tyler Ray Ortego, Robert Leon Beine, Steven G. Hall
  • Publication number: 20180071981
    Abstract: A method of ordering particles suspended in a solution includes providing anisotropic particles suspended in a solution to a channel, wherein the anisotropic particles are unordered when entering the channel. The method further includes applying sound waves to the channel, wherein the frequency of the sound wave is tuned to create one or more columns of particles oriented in the same direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Rachel Collino, Tyler Ray, Matthew Begley
  • Publication number: 20180071948
    Abstract: Methods and equipment are disclosed relating to three-dimensional printing that include positioning an array of nozzles within a bed of loose solid material, moving the array of nozzles through the bed of loose solid material while injecting a liquid from the array of nozzles in a controlled pattern causing the liquid to react with a portion of the bed of loose solid material forming a solid concrete three-dimensional object. An unreacted portion of the bed of loose solid material may then be separated from the solid three-dimensional object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Dwain Campbell, Tyler Ray Ortego, Robert Leon Beine, Steven G. Hall
  • Publication number: 20180042802
    Abstract: A modular dental system, methods for controlling a modular dental tool, a dental system, a control module, and a treatment unit. In one embodiment, the modular dental system includes a modular dental system including a control module and a battery module. The control module includes a first end, a second end, a control sub-system, and a charging sub-system. The control sub-system is configured to communicatively couple to an attachment, detect an attachment identifier associated with the attachment when the attachment is removably attached to the first end of the control module, and control the attachment based on the attachment identifier. The battery module is configured to removably attach to the second end of the control module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Robert Thomas St. Louis, Michael Carl Dunaway, Frank Ulrich Emde, Amod Ashok Kher, Tyler Ray Harper, Nathan Lamb Shippee, Johannes Sauter, Patrick Niederreuter
  • Patent number: 9850634
    Abstract: Cooperating protection units having both convex and concave walls are disclosed that have the potential to create lengthy protections structures that may be used in the protection of coastal areas. Certain versions of those protective units are configured to have semi-cylindrical wall faces that may cooperate with one another in a lengthy structure and certain other protective units have semi-spherical wall faces that may cooperate with one another in a lengthy structure. Soil and vegetation may accumulate in central cavities of the units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Coastal Resilience Group, L.L.C
    Inventors: Matthew Dwain Campbell, Tyler Ray Ortego
  • Patent number: 9592647
    Abstract: A modular corrugated container integrates product cushioning with a product support surface formed from corrugated paper and having features that absorb transverse accelerations. The support surface has scored tabs that bend perpendicular to an interior support portion, forming feet that elevate the interior portion relative to a container bottom. The interior portion has perforations that absorb accelerations, such as a perforations formed around the outside perimeter of the location at which a product rests, perforations extending from corners of the support surface towards a central location of the support surface, and perforations at the scoring of the tabs. Voids formed along the tabs remove portions of the feet from contact with the container bottom to encourage constant dissemination of accelerations across the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Mun-Yee Chan, Oliver F. Campbell, Ji Yeon Lee, Abelia M. Sloey, Tyler Ray Buttrill, Kate Chouinard
  • Publication number: 20160031626
    Abstract: A modular corrugated container integrates product cushioning with a product support surface formed from corrugated paper and having features that absorb transverse accelerations. The support surface has scored tabs that bend perpendicular to an interior support portion, forming feet that elevate the interior portion relative to a container bottom. The interior portion has perforations that absorb accelerations, such as a perforations formed around the outside perimeter of the location at which a product rests, perforations extending from corners of the support surface towards a central location of the support surface, and perforations at the scoring of the tabs. Voids formed along the tabs remove portions of the feet from contact with the container bottom to encourage constant dissemination of accelerations across the support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Applicant: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Mun-Yee Chan, Oliver F. Campbell, Ji Yeon Lee, Abelia M. Sloey, Tyler Ray Buttrill, Kate Chouinard