Patents by Inventor William Hullinger Huber

William Hullinger Huber 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: 10338029
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring a subject are presented. The system includes a sensing device including at least one magnetic source to generate a magnetic field and an array of magnetic sensors disposed within the magnetic field. The sensor array obtains a plurality of magnetic field measurements at a plurality of locations along a vessel carrying a fluid including one or more magnetic particles. Further, the system includes a processing subsystem communicatively coupled to the sensing device, where the processing subsystem determines variations in the measurements caused by magnetization-relaxation of the magnetic particles based on a coupled model that defines behavior of the fluid in the varying magnetic field based on principles of magnetization-relaxation, bulk motion of the magnetic particles towards a determined gradient of the magnetic field, magnetostatics, and conservation of momentum. The processing subsystem estimates values of one or more desired parameters based on the determined variations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Kaustubh Ravindra Nagarkar, Jeffrey Michael Ashe, William Hullinger Huber, Aaron Judy Couture, Ashraf Said Atalla
  • Publication number: 20190097079
    Abstract: Embodiments of a photovoltaic device are provided herein. The photovoltaic device can include a layer stack and an absorber layer disposed on the layer stack. The absorber layer can include a first region and a second region. Each of the first region of the absorber layer and the second region of the absorber layer can include a compound comprising cadmium, selenium, and tellurium. An atomic concentration of selenium can vary across the absorber layer. The first region of the absorber layer can have a thickness between 100 nanometers to 3000 nanometers. The second region of the absorber layer can have a thickness between 100 nanometers to 3000 nanometers. A ratio of an average atomic concentration of selenium in the first region of the absorber layer to an average atomic concentration of selenium in the second region of the absorber layer can be greater than 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: First Solar Inc.
    Inventors: Holly Ann Blaydes, Kristian William Andreini, William Hullinger Huber, Eugene Thomas Hinners, Joseph John Shiang, Yong Liang, Jongwoo Choi, Adam Fraser Halverson
  • Patent number: 10141473
    Abstract: Embodiments of a photovoltaic device are provided herein. The photovoltaic device can include a layer stack and an absorber layer disposed on the layer stack. The absorber layer can include a first region and a second region. Each of the first region of the absorber layer and the second region of the absorber layer can include a compound comprising cadmium, selenium, and tellurium. An atomic concentration of selenium can vary across the absorber layer. The first region of the absorber layer can have a thickness between 100 nanometers to 3000 nanometers. The second region of the absorber layer can have a thickness between 100 nanometers to 3000 nanometers. A ratio of an average atomic concentration of selenium in the first region of the absorber layer to an average atomic concentration of selenium in the second region of the absorber layer can be greater than 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: First Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: Holly Ann Blaydes, Kristian William Andreini, William Hullinger Huber, Eugene Thomas Hinners, Joseph John Shiang, Yong Liang, Jongwoo Choi, Adam Fraser Halverson
  • Publication number: 20180323334
    Abstract: Embodiments of a photovoltaic device are provided herein. The photovoltaic device can include a layer stack and an absorber layer disposed on the layer stack. The absorber layer can include a first region and a second region. Each of the first region of the absorber layer and the second region of the absorber layer can include a compound comprising cadmium, selenium, and tellurium. An atomic concentration of selenium can vary across the absorber layer. The first region of the absorber layer can have a thickness between 100 nanometers to 3000 nanometers. The second region of the absorber layer can have a thickness between 100 nanometers to 3000 nanometers. A ratio of an average atomic concentration of selenium in the first region of the absorber layer to an average atomic concentration of selenium in the second region of the absorber layer can be greater than 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: First Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: Holly Ann Blaydes, Kristian William Andreini, William Hullinger Huber, Eugene Thomas Hinners, Joseph John Shiang, Yong Liang, Jongwoo Choi, Adam Fraser Halverson
  • Patent number: 10062800
    Abstract: A photovoltaic device is presented. The photovoltaic device includes a layer stack; and an absorber layer is disposed on the layer stack. The absorber layer includes selenium, and an atomic concentration of selenium varies non-linearly across a thickness of the absorber layer. A method of making a photovoltaic device is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: First Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: Holly Ann Blaydes, Kristian William Andreini, William Hullinger Huber, Eugene Thomas Hinners, Joseph John Shiang, Yong Liang, Jongwoo Choi, Adam Fraser Halverson
  • Patent number: 9871154
    Abstract: A photovoltaic device is presented. The photovoltaic device includes a layer stack; and an absorber layer is disposed on the layer stack. The absorber layer includes cadmium, tellurium, and selenium. A semiconductor layer is further disposed on the absorber layer, wherein a valence band offset between the semiconductor layer and the absorber layer is less than about 1.3 electron Volts, and a band gap of the semiconductor layer is in a range from about 1.2 electron Volts to about 3.5 electron Volts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: First Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: Anil Raj Duggal, Joseph John Shiang, William Hullinger Huber, Adam Fraser Halverson
  • Patent number: 9846218
    Abstract: A position and orientation system and method is provided. A magnetoresistance sensor is provided having a sensor array configured to measure magnetic fields and a metallic coil positioned within the magnetoresistance sensor. In certain embodiments, the magnetic coil may be used to generate a known magnetic field that, when measured by the sensor array, may be used to determine or update a calibration constant for the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: William Hullinger Huber, Bahman E. Kashef, Kaustubh Ravindra Nagarkar
  • Publication number: 20170236956
    Abstract: A photovoltaic device is presented. The photovoltaic device includes a buffer layer disposed on a transparent conductive oxide layer; a window layer disposed on the buffer layer; and an interlayer interposed between the transparent conductive oxide layer and the window layer. The interlayer includes a metal species, wherein the metal species includes gadolinium, beryllium, calcium, barium, strontium, scandium, yttrium, hafnium, cerium, lutetium, lanthanum, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: First Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Liang, Jinbo Cao, William Hullinger Huber
  • Publication number: 20160190368
    Abstract: A photovoltaic device is presented. The photovoltaic device includes a first semiconductor layer, a second semiconductor layer, and an interlayer disposed between the first semiconductor layer and the second semiconductor layer, wherein the inter layer includes gadolinium. Methods of making photovoltaic devices are also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: FIRST SOLAR MALAYSIA SDN. BHD.
    Inventors: Jinbo Cao, Jongwoo Choi, William Hullinger Huber, Qianqian Xin, Sheng Xu
  • Publication number: 20160169838
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring a subject are presented. The system includes a sensing device including at least one magnetic source to generate a magnetic field and an array of magnetic sensors disposed within the magnetic field. The sensor array obtains a plurality of magnetic field measurements at a plurality of locations along a vessel carrying a fluid including one or more magnetic particles. Further, the system includes a processing subsystem communicatively coupled to the sensing device, where the processing subsystem determines variations in the measurements caused by magnetization-relaxation of the magnetic particles based on a coupled model that defines behavior of the fluid in the varying magnetic field based on principles of magnetization-relaxation, bulk motion of the magnetic particles towards a determined gradient of the magnetic field, magnetostatics, and conservation of momentum. The processing subsystem estimates values of one or more desired parameters based on the determined variations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Kaustubh Ravindra Nagarkar, Jeffrey Michael Ashe, William Hullinger Huber, Aaron Judy Couture, Ashraf Said Atalla
  • Patent number: 9351800
    Abstract: A hybrid tracking system utilizing at least one combined light emitting diode (LED) and magnetoresistance sensor. The hybrid tracking system includes optical tracking technology and electromagnetic (EM) tracking technology with at least one combined LED and magnetoresistance reference sensor attached to a fixed object, at least one combined LED and magnetoresistance sensor attached to an object being tracked, and a processor coupled to the at least one combined LED and magnetoresistance reference sensor and the at least one combined LED and magnetoresistance sensor for processing signals from the at least one combined LED and magnetoresistance reference sensor and the at least one combined LED and magnetoresistance sensor. The combined LED and magnetoresistance sensor includes at least one magnetoresistance sensor and at least one LED that are integrated into a single package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Daniel Eduardo Groszmann, William Hullinger Huber, Jon Thomas Lea, Laurent Jacques Node-Langlois, Christopher Allen Nafis
  • Publication number: 20160005885
    Abstract: A photovoltaic device is presented. The photovoltaic device includes a buffer layer disposed on a transparent conductive oxide layer; a window layer disposed on the buffer layer; and an interlayer interposed between the transparent conductive oxide layer and the window layer. The interlayer includes: (i) a compound including magnesium and a metal species, wherein the metal species includes tin, indium, titanium, or combinations thereof; or (ii) a metal alloy including magnesium; or (iii) a compound comprising magnesium and fluorine; or (iv) combinations thereof. Method of making a photovoltaic device is also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: First Solar Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
    Inventors: Jinbo Cao, Yong Liang, William Hullinger Huber, Sheng Xu, Qianqian Xin, Jongwoo Choi
  • Publication number: 20160005916
    Abstract: A method of making a photovoltaic device is presented. The method includes disposing a capping layer on a transparent conductive oxide layer, wherein the capping layer includes elemental magnesium, a magnesium alloy, a binary magnesium oxide, or combinations thereof. The method further includes disposing a window layer on the capping layer; and forming an interlayer between the transparent conductive oxide layer and the window layer, wherein the interlayer includes magnesium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: FIRST SOLAR MALAYSIA SDN. BHD.
    Inventors: Jinbo Cao, Yong Liang, William Hullinger Huber, Sheng Xu
  • Publication number: 20140373908
    Abstract: A photovoltaic device is presented. The photovoltaic device includes a layer stack; and an absorber layer is disposed on the layer stack. The absorber layer includes cadmium, tellurium, and selenium. A semiconductor layer is further disposed on the absorber layer, wherein a valence band offset between the semiconductor layer and the absorber layer is less than about 1.3 electron Volts, and a band gap of the semiconductor layer is in a range from about 1.2 electron Volts to about 3.5 electron Volts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: First Solar Inc.
    Inventors: Anil Raj Duggal, Joseph John Shiang, William Hullinger Huber, Adam Fraser Halverson
  • Publication number: 20140360565
    Abstract: A photovoltaic device is presented. The photovoltaic device includes a layer stack; and an absorber layer is disposed on the layer stack. The absorber layer includes selenium, and an atomic concentration of selenium varies non-linearly across a thickness of the absorber layer. A method of making a photovoltaic device is also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: First Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: Holly Ann Blaydes, Kristian William Andreini, William Hullinger Huber, Eugene Thomas Hinners, Joseph John Shiang, Yong Liang, Jongwoo Choi, Adam Fraser Halverson
  • Publication number: 20140326315
    Abstract: A photovoltaic device is presented. The photovoltaic device includes a layer stack; and an absorber layer is disposed on the layer stack. The absorber layer comprises selenium, wherein an atomic concentration of selenium varies across a thickness of the absorber layer. The photovoltaic device is substantially free of a cadmium sulfide layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: First Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: Holly Ann Blaydes, Kristian William Andreini, William Hullinger Huber, Eugene Thomas Hinners, Joseph John Shiang, Yong Liang, Jongwoo Choi
  • Publication number: 20140246083
    Abstract: A photovoltaic device is presented. The photovoltaic device includes a buffer layer disposed on a transparent conductive oxide layer; a window layer disposed on the buffer layer; and an interlayer interposed between the transparent conductive oxide layer and the window layer. The interlayer includes a metal species, wherein the metal species includes gadolinium, beryllium, calcium, barium, strontium, scandium, yttrium, hafnium, cerium, lutetium, lanthanum, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: First Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Liang, Jinbo Cao, William Hullinger Huber
  • Publication number: 20140188422
    Abstract: A position and orientation system and method is provided. A magnetoresistance sensor is provided having a sensor array configured to measure magnetic fields and a metallic coil positioned within the magnetoresistance sensor. In certain embodiments, the magnetic coil may be used to generate a known magnetic field that, when measured by the sensor array, may be used to determine or update a calibration constant for the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: William Hullinger Huber, Bahman E. Kashef, Kaustubh Ravindra Nagarkar
  • Patent number: 8742646
    Abstract: An ultrasound acoustic assembly includes a number of ultrasound acoustic arrays, each array comprising an acoustic stack comprising a piezoelectric layer assembled with at least one acoustic impedance dematching layer and with a support layer. The acoustic stack defines a number of dicing kerfs and a number of acoustic elements, such that the dicing kerfs are formed between neighboring ones of the acoustic elements. The dicing kerfs extend through the piezoelectric layer and through the acoustic impedance dematching layer(s) but extend only partially through the support layer. The ultrasound acoustic assembly further includes a number of application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) die. Each ultrasound acoustic array is coupled to a respective ASIC die to form a respective acoustic-electric transducer module. Methods of manufacture are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Robert Gideon Wodnicki, Charles Edward Baumgartner, David Martin Mills, Kevin Matthew Durocher, William Hullinger Huber, George Charles Sogoian, Christopher James Kapusta
  • Patent number: 8674212
    Abstract: An assembly is provided and includes at least one solar cell comprising a photovoltaic element having an upper surface for receiving and absorbing radiation, a lower surface for coupling to an article, a first end and a second end. The solar cell further includes at least one magnet attached to the first end of the photovoltaic element. The assembly further includes an article comprising a substrate, and a magnetic film disposed on the substrate and defining at least one receptor site. Each solar cell is disposed at a respective receptor site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: William Hullinger Huber, Charles Stephen Korman, Raymond Albert Fillion, Anil Raj Duggal, William Edward Burdick, Jr.