Patents by Inventor William Kokonaski

William Kokonaski 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: 11897768
    Abstract: Systems for producing hydrogen gas for local distribution, consumption, and/or storage, and related devices and methods are disclosed herein. A representative system includes a pyrolysis reactor that can be coupled to a supply of reaction material that includes a hydrocarbon. The reactor includes one or more flow channels positioned to transfer heat to the reaction material to convert the hydrocarbon into an output that includes hydrogen gas and carbon particulates. The system also includes a carbon separation system operably coupled to the pyrolysis reactor to separate the hydrogen gas the carbon particulates in the output. In various embodiments, the system also includes components to locally consume the filtered hydrogen gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Modern Hydrogen, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin B. Ashton, Roelof E. Groenewald, Kevin J. Hughes, Arvind Kannan, William Kokonaski, Max N. Mankin, Tony S. Pan, Lowell L Wood, John J. Lorr, Amit Goyal, Guido Radaelli, Vikram Seshadri
  • Publication number: 20240036355
    Abstract: Eyewear is provided including a frame, and a camera connected with the frame, in which the camera is configured to be controlled by a remote controller. The camera may be configured to capture video and/or a photo. The eyewear may include data storage, and the camera may be connected to the data storage. A wrist watch may be configured to act both as a time piece and a controller of the camera. The eyewear may also include a heads up display and/or a video file player. The eyewear may also include an electro-active lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: e-Vision Smart Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, William Kokonaski, Dwight P. Duston
  • Patent number: 11822155
    Abstract: Eyewear is provided including a frame, and a camera connected with the frame, in which the camera is configured to be controlled by a remote controller. The camera may be configured to capture video and/or a photo. The eyewear may include data storage, and the camera may be connected to the data storage. A wrist watch may be configured to act both as a time piece and a controller of the camera. The eyewear may also include a heads up display and/or a video file player. The eyewear may also include an electro-active lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: e-Vision Smart Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, William Kokonaski, Dwight P. Duston
  • Publication number: 20230305320
    Abstract: Eyewear including an optical functional member, control electronics, and a sealed electrical connective element connecting the electronics to the optical functional member. The connective element can directly connect the electronics to the optical functional member, or can connect through an intermediate contact, e.g., a plug-and-receptacle. The connective element can be routed from the electronics, around a rimlock of the eyewear to the optical functional member. The connective element can be a conductive compressible member, such as conductive rubber. In some embodiments, the connective element can be a multiconductor cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: e-Vision, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, William Kokonaski, Claudio Dalla Longa, Mark Graham, Joshua Haddock, Charles Willey, Tiziano Tabacchi, Martin Boch, Massimo Pinazza, Scott N. Richman, Volkan Ozguz
  • Publication number: 20230113330
    Abstract: A lens including a flexible refractive optic having a fixed refractive index, an electro-active element embedded within the flexible refractive optic, wherein the electro-active element has an alterable refractive index, and a controller electrically connected to the electro-active element wherein when power is applied thereto the refractive index of the electro-active element is altered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2022
    Publication date: April 13, 2023
    Applicant: e-Vision Smart Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, Joshua N. Haddock, William Kokonaski, John M. Hunkeler
  • Publication number: 20230086814
    Abstract: An eyewear system including an eyewear frame and an application module. The eyewear frame including a docking station, and an electronic connector including a first set of preconfigured application connection points. The application module adapted to be mounted to the docking station, and including an electronic device configured to perform a function, and a second set of preconfigured application connection points corresponding to at least some of the first set of preconfigured application connection points. The second set of preconfigured application connection points including at least two different sub-function connections used to support the function of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2022
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Applicant: e-Vision Smart Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, Yongping Wang, Mark Graham, William Kokonaski, Richard Clompus
  • Publication number: 20230081311
    Abstract: EC film stacks and different layers within the EC film stacks are disclosed. Methods of manufacturing these layers are also disclosed. In one embodiment, an EC layer comprises nanostructured EC layer. These layers may be manufactured by various methods, including, including, but not limited to glancing angle deposition, oblique angle deposition, electrophoresis, electrolyte deposition, and atomic layer deposition. The nanostructured EC layers have a high specific surface area, improved response times, and higher color efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2022
    Publication date: March 16, 2023
    Applicant: e-Vision, LLC
    Inventors: Anita Trajkovska-Broach, Ying Sun, William Kokonaski
  • Patent number: 11586057
    Abstract: Eyewear including an optical functional member, control electronics, and a sealed electrical connective element connecting the electronics to the optical functional member. The connective element can directly connect the electronics to the optical functional member, or can connect through an intermediate contact, e.g., a plug-and-receptacle. The connective element can be muted from the electronics, around a rimlock of the eyewear to the optical functional member. The connective element can be a conductive compressible member, such as conductive rubber. In some embodiments, the connective element can be a multiconductor cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: E-Vision, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, William Kokonaski, Claudio Dalla Longa, Mark Graham, Joshua Haddock, Charles Willey, Tiziano Tabacchi, Martin Boch, Massimo Pinazza, Scott N. Richman, Volkan Ozguz
  • Publication number: 20230028581
    Abstract: A lens including a flexible refractive optic having a fixed refractive index, an electro active element embedded within the flexible refractive optic, wherein the electro-active element has an alterable refractive index, and a controller electrically, connected to the electro-active element wherein when power is applied thereto the refractive index of the electro-active element is altered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: e-Vision Smart Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, Joshua N. Haddock, William Kokonaski, John M. Hunkeler
  • Publication number: 20220387952
    Abstract: Combined combustion and pyrolysis (CCP) systems, and associated systems and methods, are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, the CCP system includes an input valve fluidly coupleable to a fuel supply to receive a hydrocarbon reactant, a CCP reactor fluidly coupled to the input valve, and a carbon separation component fluidly coupled to the CCP reactor. The CCP reactor can include a combustion chamber, a reaction chamber in thermal communication with the combustion chamber and/or fluidly coupled to the input valve, and an insulating material positioned to reduce heat loss from the combustion chamber and/or the reaction chamber. The CCP reactor can also include a combustion component positioned to combust a fuel within the combustion chamber. The combustion can heat the reaction chamber and the hydrocarbon reactant flowing therethrough. The heat causes a pyrolysis of the hydrocarbon reactant that generates hydrogen gas and carbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Roelof E. Groenewald, Kevin J. Hughes, William Kokonaski, Max N. Mankin, Tony S. Pan, Lowell L. Wood, John J. Lorr, Amit Goyal, Guido Radaelli, Vikram Seshadri, MJ Mahdi, Matthew Ballard, Stephen Harris, Alex Pearse, Jeff Henry
  • Publication number: 20220390767
    Abstract: Eyewear is provided including a frame, and a camera connected with the frame, in which the camera is configured to be controlled by a remote controller. The camera may be configured to capture video and/or a photo. The eyewear may include data storage, and the camera may be connected to the data storage. A wrist watch may be configured to act both as a time piece and a controller of the camera. The eyewear may also include a heads up display and/or a video file player. The eyewear may also include an electro-active lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicant: e-Vision Smart Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, William Kokonaski, Dwight P. Duston
  • Patent number: 11487138
    Abstract: An eyewear system including an eyewear frame and an application module. The eyewear frame including a docking station, and an electronic connector including a first set of preconfigured application connection points. The application module adapted to be mounted to the docking station, and including an electronic device configured to perform a function, and a second set of preconfigured application connection points corresponding to at least some of the first set of preconfigured application connection points. The second set of preconfigured application connection points including at least two different sub-function connections used to support the function of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: e-Vision Smart Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Blum, Yongping Wang, Mark Graham, William Kokonaski, Richard Clompus
  • Patent number: 11474380
    Abstract: A lens including a flexible refractive optic having a fixed refractive index, an electro-active element embedded within the flexible refractive optic, wherein the electro-active element has an alterable refractive index, and a controller electrically connected to the electro-active element wherein when power is applied thereto the refractive index of the electro-active element is altered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: e-Vision Smart Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, Joshua N. Haddock, William Kokonaski, John M. Hunkeler
  • Patent number: 11473186
    Abstract: EC film stacks and different layers within the EC film stacks are disclosed. Methods of manufacturing these layers are also disclosed. In one embodiment, an EC layer comprises nanostructured EC layer. These layers may be manufactured by various methods, including, including, but not limited to glancing angle deposition, oblique angle deposition, electrophoresis, electrolyte deposition, and atomic layer deposition. The nanostructured EC layers have a high specific surface area, improved response times, and higher color efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: e-Vision, LLC
    Inventors: Anita Trajkovska-Broach, Ying Sun, William Kokonaski
  • Publication number: 20220315424
    Abstract: Systems for producing hydrogen gas for local distribution, consumption, and/or storage, and related devices and methods are disclosed herein. A representative system includes a pyrolysis reactor system that can be coupled to a supply of reaction material that includes a hydrocarbon. The pyrolysis reactor system includes one or more combustion components positioned to transfer heat to the reaction material to convert the hydrocarbon into an output that includes hydrogen gas and carbon particulates. The pyrolysis reactor system also includes a carbon separation system positioned to separate the hydrogen gas the carbon particulates in the output. In various embodiments, the system also includes components to locally consume the filtered hydrogen gas, such as a power generator, heating appliance, and/or a combined heat and power device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Justin B. Ashton, Roelof E. Groenewald, Kevin J. Hughes, William Kokonaski, Max N. Mankin, Tony S. Pan, Levi D. Rodriguez, Lowell L. Wood, John J. Lorr, Amit Goyal, Guido Radaelli, Vikram Seshadri, MJ Mahdi, Matthew Ballard, Stephen Harris, Alex Pearse
  • Patent number: 11422389
    Abstract: Eyewear is provided including a frame, and a camera connected with the frame, in which the camera is configured to be controlled by a remote controller. The camera may be configured to capture video and/or a photo. The eyewear may include data storage, and the camera may be connected to the data storage. A wrist watch may be configured to act both as a time piece and a controller of the camera. The eyewear may also include a heads up display and/or a video file player. The eyewear may also include an electro-active lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: e-Vision Smart Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Blum, William Kokonaski, Dwight Duston
  • Publication number: 20220120217
    Abstract: Combined heat and power (CHP) systems and related methods are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, the CHP system includes a combustion component and a power cell operably coupled to the combustion component. The power cell can include a first heat exchanger thermally coupled to the combustion component to receive heat; a second heat exchanger; and an electricity generation component with a first portion thermally coupled to the first heat exchanger and a second portion thermally coupled to the second heat exchanger. The electricity generation component is positioned to receive at least a portion of the heat received at the first heat exchanger and generate an electrical output using the received heat. To recycle unused heat from the power cell, the second heat exchanger can be thermally coupleable to a third heat exchanger in a residential heating appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Justin B. Ashton, Max N. Mankin, Daniel Kraemer, David J. Menacher, Patrick D. Noble, William Kokonaski, Peter J. Scherpelz, Kristen M. Palughi, Vikas Patnaik, Samantha A. Tran
  • Patent number: 11262796
    Abstract: Eyewear is provided including a frame, and a camera connected with the frame, in which the camera is configured to be controlled by a remote controller. The camera may be configured to capture video and/or a photo. The eyewear may include data storage, and the camera may be connected to the data storage. A wristwatch may be configured to act both as a time piece and a controller of the camera. The eyewear may also include a heads-up display and/or a video file player. The eyewear may also include an electro-active lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: e-Vision Smart Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, William Kokonaski, Dwight P. Duston
  • Publication number: 20220060836
    Abstract: A hearing aid system according to sonic examples includes a hearing aid which includes a microphone, amplifier, speaker, and a telecoil. In some examples, the hearing aid may include a battery or a capacitor for storing power wirelessly received from a distance separated wireless power transfer unit. The telecoil may be configured to receive audio signals and couple the audio signals to audio processing circuitry of the hearing aid. The telecoil may be further configured to receive power signals from the base unit and couple the power signals to power supply circuitry of the hearing aid, for example for charging the battery of the hearing aid. Examples of transmitter and receiver coils, and of distance and orientation optimization are described. Examples of wireless charging systems that may be used with hearing aids or other medical assistance devices are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: PogoTec Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. BLUM, William KOKONASKI, Stefan BAUER, Jean-Noel FEHR, Amitava GUPTA, Richard CLOMPUS
  • Publication number: 20220057657
    Abstract: Embodiments may provide a first device that comprises eyeglasses, where the eyeglasses may further include a lens housing, a first temple and a second temple coupled to the lens housing, and a first and a second lens supported by the lens housing. The first device may further include a fa├žade that covers the lens housing. The first device may further comprise an electronic component and at least one conductive path may be provided from the electronic component to the first lens having a portion that runs through the lens housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: E-Vision, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, Claudio Dalla Longa, Mark Graham, Joshua Haddock, William Kokonaski, Charles Willey