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Utility
Clawson-improved Flotation Valve
7 Oct 21
A dart valve is mounted in a modular cartridge that may be replaced as a unit within a junction box without necessarily having to stop a froth flotation process that is underway.
Lloyd Clawson, Enrique Holguin, Steven Mariscal
Filed: 3 Apr 20
APP
Utility
Methods and Systems for Determining Vehicle Travel Routes
23 Sep 21
Systems and methods of determining vehicle travel routes taken by a plurality of vehicles between a plurality of starting locations and a plurality of ending locations may identify a plurality of Trips taken by the vehicles between the starting locations and the ending locations; group the identified plurality of Trips to form Groups of Trips; separate the Groups of Trips to form Collections of Trips; determine a Common Route for each of the Collections of Trips; combine similar Common Routes to form Current Routes; and use the Current Routes to direct future trips to be taken by the vehicles.
Mary Amelia Walker, Nicholas Hickson, Robert Catron, Brian Vaughan, Hung Jung Lu
Filed: 16 Mar 21
APP
Utility
Methods and Systems for Determining and Controlling Vehicle Speed
23 Sep 21
Methods and systems of determining and controlling a vehicle travel speed on a roadway determine a grade of the roadway at defined intervals along the roadway; calculate a maximum straight line vehicle speed for each defined interval based on the determined grade and vehicle performance data; determine a radius of curvature and a superelevation of the roadway for each defined interval; determine a lateral friction coefficient for a vehicle/roadway system; calculate a maximum cornering vehicle speed for each defined interval based on the curvature, superelevation, and lateral friction coefficient; calculate the travel speed for each defined interval based on the maximum straight line vehicle speed and the maximum cornering vehicle speed; and control the speed of the vehicle so that it does not exceed the calculated travel speed for each defined interval.
Mary Amelia Walker, Nicholas Hickson, Robert Catron, Brian Vaughan, Hung Jung Lu
Filed: 16 Mar 21
APP
Utility
Methods and Systems for Deploying Equipment Required to Meet Defined Production Targets
23 Sep 21
Methods and systems determine at least one production constraint for a material loading system and a material processing system; estimate an effect of entropy on a cycle time of a material conveying system to produce a future cycle time estimate; estimate an effect of entropy on a material processing time to produce a future material processing time estimate; predict whether a delay will occur during the operation of the material loading, material conveying, and material processing systems; estimate a duration of the predicted delay; determine a loading system capacity and a conveying system capacity required to meet the defined production target based on the production constraint and estimates of the future cycle time, the future material processing time, and the duration of the predicted delay; and deploy one or more material loading and conveying systems to meet the determined loading and conveying system capacities.
Mary Amelia Walker, Nicholas Hickson, Robert Catron, Brian Vaughan, Hung Jung Lu
Filed: 16 Mar 21
APP
Utility
Systems and Methods for Monitoring Metal Recovery Systems
5 Aug 21
Various embodiments provide a leaching solution monitoring module comprising a first leaching solution distribution system interface, a flow meter in fluid communication with the first leaching solution distribution system interface, the flow meter in fluid communication a 3-way pressure regulator, and a second leaching solution distribution system interface in fluid communication with the 3-way pressure regulator.
John Warren Dean, JR., Christopher Wooten, Chase Zenner
Filed: 6 Apr 21
GRANT
Utility
System and method including multi-circuit solution extraction for recovery of metal values from metal-bearing materials
6 Jul 21
The present disclosure relates to a metal recovery process comprising a solvent extraction process.
Jason M Morgan, Barbara J Savage, David G Meadows, Wayne W Hazen
Filed: 1 Nov 19
APP
Utility
Methods and Systems for the Batch Delivery of Material to a Continuous Material Processor
22 Apr 21
Methods and systems of directing the movement of a plurality of batch delivery systems between a loading area and a continuous material processor determine a location of each of at least two of the plurality of batch delivery systems; determine a state of each of the located batch delivery systems; predict an estimated time of arrival at the continuous material processor of a loaded batch delivery system in transit from the loading area to the continuous material processor; predict a number of loaded batch delivery systems that will be located at the continuous material processor at a future time; estimate an idle time for the predicted number of loaded batch delivery systems at the continuous material processor; predict a time when the continuous material processor will be in a No-Material state; and direct the movement of at least one of the plurality of batch delivery systems to minimize at least one of the estimated idle time and the time when the continuous material processor will be in the No-Material state.
Mary Amelia Walker, Robert Catron, Brian Vaughan, Hung Jung Lu, Nicholas Hickson
Filed: 21 Oct 19
GRANT
Utility
Systems and methods for monitoring metal recovery systems
13 Apr 21
Various embodiments provide a leaching solution monitoring module comprising a first leaching solution distribution system interface, a flow meter in fluid communication with the first leaching solution distribution system interface, the flow meter in fluid communication a 3-way pressure regulator, and a second leaching solution distribution system interface in fluid communication with the 3-way pressure regulator.
John Warren Dean, Jr., Christopher Wooten, Chase Zenner
Filed: 18 Dec 18
APP
Utility
System and Method for Liquid-organic Particle Separation
25 Mar 21
The present invention provides a method and system for separating a liquid from organic particles.
Steven Richardson
Filed: 7 Dec 20
GRANT
Utility
System and method for liquid-organic particle separation
7 Dec 20
The present invention provides a method and system for separating a liquid from organic particles.
Steven Richardson
Filed: 6 Aug 19
GRANT
Utility
System and method for parallel solution extraction of one or more metal values from metal-bearing materials
5 Oct 20
A process and system is provided for recovery of one or more metal values using solution extraction techniques and for metal value recovery.
Anand Raman, Jason M Morgan, Barbara J Savage, David G Meadows, Wayne W Hazen
Filed: 26 Jun 18
APP
Utility
Real-time Correlation of Sensed Position Data with Terrestrial Features
23 Sep 20
Methods and systems of correlating sensed position data with terrestrial features receive sensed position data from a position sensing system operatively associated with a moveable object; select a reduced set of snap point candidates from terrestrial data based on a sensed position point; choose a best snap point candidate from among the reduced set of snap point candidates based on a plurality of predictive variables and corresponding weighting factors for each snap point candidate in the reduced set of snap point candidates; and snap the sensed position point to the best snap point candidate to produce a snapped position point.
Mary Amelia Walker, Robert Catron, Brian Vaughan, Hung Jung Lu
Filed: 4 Jun 20
GRANT
Utility
Methods and systems for leaching a metal-bearing ore using a bio-augmentation process
7 Sep 20
A system and method for recovering a metal value from a metal-bearing ore material are provided.
Joanna M Robertson, Christine Rae Green, Gabriel Elias Bowman
Filed: 28 May 19
GRANT
Utility
Systems and methods of correlating satellite position data with terrestrial features
7 Sep 20
A method of correlating satellite position data with terrestrial features may include the steps of: Defining a two-dimensional grid comprising a plurality of grid points at defined locations; rounding the satellite position data to the nearest grid point of the defined two-dimensional grid to create an amplitude data table, each rounded satellite position data point in the amplitude data table defining a reference grid point value; matching the terrestrial survey data to at least four adjacent grid points of the defined two-dimensional grid to create a terrestrial coordinate table; merging the amplitude data table and the terrestrial coordinate table based on the reference grid point values to form a merged table; searching the merged table to identify the grid point with the minimum distance between an (x,y) location and an (rx, ry) location; and snapping the (x,y) location to a snapping point.
Mary Amelia Walker, Robert Catron, Brian Vaughan, Hung Jung Lu
Filed: 1 Oct 19
GRANT
Utility
Real-time correlation of sensed position data with terrestrial features
13 Jul 20
Methods and systems of correlating sensed position data with terrestrial features receive sensed position data from a position sensing system operatively associated with a moveable object; select a reduced set of snap point candidates from terrestrial data based on a sensed position point; choose a best snap point candidate from among the reduced set of snap point candidates based on a plurality of predictive variables and corresponding weighting factors for each snap point candidate in the reduced set of snap point candidates; and snap the sensed position point to the best snap point candidate to produce a snapped position point.
Mary Amelia Walker, Robert Catron, Brian Vaughan, Hung Jung Lu
Filed: 22 Oct 18
GRANT
Utility
Systems and methods for improved metal recovery using ammonia leaching
25 May 20
Systems and methods for basic leaching are provided.
Joanna M Robertson, Thomas R Bolles, Dennis D Gertenbach
Filed: 17 Jun 18
APP
Utility
Real-time Correlation of Sensed Position Data with Terrestrial Features
22 Apr 20
Methods and systems of correlating sensed position data with terrestrial features receive sensed position data from a position sensing system operatively associated with a moveable object; select a reduced set of snap point candidates from terrestrial data based on a sensed position point; choose a best snap point candidate from among the reduced set of snap point candidates based on a plurality of predictive variables and corresponding weighting factors for each snap point candidate in the reduced set of snap point candidates; and snap the sensed position point to the best snap point candidate to produce a snapped position point.
Mary Amelia Walker, Robert Catron, Brian Vaughan, Hung Jung Lu
Filed: 22 Oct 18
GRANT
Utility
Vehicle speed-based analytics
9 Mar 20
A system for optimizing a travel speed of an off-road vehicle utilizes time-over-target values as a threshold indicator for diagnostics and subsequent remedial actions.
Mary Amelia Walker, Robert Catron, Nicholas Hickson, Brian Vaughan, James Milne
Filed: 20 May 18
APP
Utility
System and Method Including Multi-circuit Solution Extraction for Recovery of Metal Values from Metal-bearing Materials
26 Feb 20
The present disclosure relates to a metal recovery process comprising a solvent extraction process.
Jason M Morgan, Barbara J Savage, David G Meadows, Wayne W Hazen
Filed: 31 Oct 19
APP
Utility
Systems and Methods of Correlating Satellite Position Data with Terrestrial Features
29 Jan 20
A method of correlating satellite position data with terrestrial features may include the steps of: Defining a two-dimensional grid comprising a plurality of grid points at defined locations; rounding the satellite position data to the nearest grid point of the defined two-dimensional grid to create an amplitude data table, each rounded satellite position data point in the amplitude data table defining a reference grid point value; matching the terrestrial survey data to at least four adjacent grid points of the defined two-dimensional grid to create a terrestrial coordinate table; merging the amplitude data table and the terrestrial coordinate table based on the reference grid point values to form a merged table; searching the merged table to identify the grid point with the minimum distance between an (x,y) location and an (rx, ry) location; and snapping the (x,y) location to a snapping point.
Mary Amelia Walker, Robert Catron, Brian Vaughan, Hung Jung Lu
Filed: 1 Oct 19
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