Patents by Inventor Allan Roberts

Allan Roberts 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: 20200355400
    Abstract: A concentrated solar thermal receiver is mounted on a tower to receive concentrated solar thermal energy from a concentrating array of solar reflectors. The receiver comprises a single layered array of tubes configured to carry a heat transfer fluid such as sodium and defining in combination an exposed concentrated solar thermal energy receiving surface. The array of tubes have a lower fluid inlet header communicating with an inlet conduit, and an upper fluid outlet communicating with an outlet conduit. The tubes are arranged in a serpentine configuration and define a fluid flow path which is predominantly transverse and upward. The receiver includes a thermally insulating cover movable between an open position and a closed position in which the solar thermal energy receiving surface is covered to block or reduce the incidence of solar flux on the tubes or to reduce heat loss from the array of tubes when they are not operational.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: James Robert FISHER, Allan CURTIS, Kurt Friedrich DREWES, Bruce Alexander LESLIE, Timothy Peter JOST, Nicholas Paul BARTOS
  • Patent number: 10758779
    Abstract: A method for providing activity data to a user for a workout session includes receipt of first activity data from a first activity sensor and receipt of second activity data from a second activity sensor during the workout session. A first parameter is generated for a workout attribute based on the first activity data received during a first time interval of the workout session, and a second parameter is generated for the workout attribute based on the second activity data received during a second time interval of the workout session. An aggregate parameter for the workout attribute is generated based on both the first parameter and the second parameter. The first activity data and the second activity data generated during the workout session are transmitted to a remote server where a third parameter for the workout attribute is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Atherton Brant Winterbottom, William Quast, Corey Roberts, Conrad Stoll, Joshua Dale, Skyler Whittlesey, Allan Glen, Christopher Peters
  • Publication number: 20200257639
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for a system-level cache to allocate cache resources by a way-partitioning process. One of the methods includes maintaining a mapping between partitions and priority levels and allocating primary ways to respective enabled partitions in an order corresponding to the respective priority levels assigned to the enabled partitions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Vinod Chamarty, Xiaoyu Ma, Hongil Yoon, Keith Robert Pflederer, Weiping Liao, Benjamin Dodge, Albert Meixner, Allan Douglas Knies, Manu Gulati, Rahul Jagdish Thakur, Jason Rupert Redgrave
  • Patent number: 10737212
    Abstract: A filtering device is provided for filtering pollutants from a gas stream. The device includes a cartridge comprising an inner perforated passage, an outer perforated jacket, one or more non-perforated ends and a sorbent bed contained between the inner passage and the outer jacket; and a outer shell containing the cartridge and having a first port in fluid communication with the inner perforated passage and a second port in fluid communication with the outer perforated jacket. A flowpath of the gas stream into any one of the first port or the second port, through the sorbent bed and out of the other of the first port or the second port is a bidirectional flowpath. A method is further provided for filtering pollutants from a gas stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Pure Dragon Environmental Ltd.
    Inventors: Glenn Eric Weagle, Keith Maurice Duhaime, Allan Robert Danroth
  • Patent number: 10710509
    Abstract: A collapsible storage bin is provided for a motor vehicle. The collapsible storage bin includes a first sidewall that is displaceable between a collapsed position and an erected position. First and second self-erecting end walls are connected to the first sidewall. Further, an end wall locking handle is provided. That end wall locking handle is displaceable between a stowed position and an end wall locking position that functions to secure the storage bin in the erected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Yanfeng US Automotive Interior Systems I LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Rowland, Douglas Robert Thompson, Allan Wayne Getliff, Chris James Harmelink, Kenneth John Hulst, Tyler James Newkirk, Randy William Nurenberg, Rick Alan Anderson
  • Patent number: 10688521
    Abstract: A Langmuir-Blodgett trough comprising a middle barrier, configured for creating two different layers of material over the surface of a single subphase liquid. The first layer of material is located on a first side of the middle barrier, while the second layer of material is located on a second side of the middle barrier. The through comprises an adjustment apparatus which comprises a first grooved edge, a second grooved edge, a first side barrier, and a second side barrier. The first side barrier and a second side barrier extend between the first grooved edges. The motion of the first and second side barriers is configured to adjust the surface areas of the first and second materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Weixing Lu, Allan Roberts, Huilin Zhou
  • Publication number: 20200187660
    Abstract: An adjustable bench comprises a seat, a skirt extending from the seat, and a plurality of height adjustable leg assemblies coupled to the skirt. The seat is shaped to be selectively mated with the skirt to provide the bench with either a flat top surface or a sloped top surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Allan Peter Leia, Lisa Ann Pedscalny, Craig Michael Drummond, Herbert Walter Bentz, Christopher Pond, Michael Robert Foster
  • Publication number: 20200195191
    Abstract: Solar tracking installation includes first movement assembly which functionally engages with the primary axis shaft to cause rotation of the primary axis shaft around the primary axis for moving the plurality of planar modules of solar collector elements in a first rotational direction around the primary axis. The installation further includes a second movement assembly which functionally engages with the secondary movement member to cause tilting of each of the plurality of planar modules of solar collector elements around each respective pivotal mount. In this way the movement of the multitude of solar collection elements is a combination of the rotation of first movement assembly and the tilting motion caused by the second movement assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Xirasol Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Glenn Robert MELTON, Allan James BRADY
  • Publication number: 20200166661
    Abstract: The present technology is essentially a portable seismic survey system and method using reflection seismology for mapping subterranean formations. The device includes an upper assembly, a firing pin operably associated with a firing pin actuator, a lower assembly including a cartridge holder capable of retaining a blasting cartridge, and a detonation sensor capable of detecting detonation of the blasting cartridge. The system can further include an anchoring assembly, and an adjustable shield assembly. The detonation sensor transmits a signal to an event marking device to trigger a recordation of detonation time and geographic location of the seismic survey device. A seismic wave is generated upon detonation, which is then reflected back toward seismometers. Data from the event marking system and seismometers can then be processed to provide geological formation information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Explor Geophysical, Ltd.
    Inventors: Allan Robert Ch√Ętenay, Lee Martin, Pierce Andrew Laing, Todd Machacek, Simon Schmitt, Cameron Rankin
  • Publication number: 20190344230
    Abstract: A gel production system and method, in which a powder configured for mixing with an aqueous solvent such as water to form a gel is metered into a pressurized air stream to fluidize the powder, and the fluidized powder is injected into a pressurized water supply. The fluidized powder is at a greater pressure than the water supply, helping to hydrate the fluidized powder in the water, and the water supply plus fluidized powder are subsequently mixed in a mixing chamber to form the gel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: GEL SYSTEMS CANADA INC.
    Inventors: James BOIRE, Brent Allan ROBERTS, Adam NAHACHEWSKY
  • Publication number: 20190247717
    Abstract: A method for providing activity data to a user for a workout session includes receipt of first activity data from a first activity sensor and receipt of second activity data from a second activity sensor during the workout session. A first parameter is generated for a workout attribute based on the first activity data received during a first time interval of the workout session, and a second parameter is generated for the workout attribute based on the second activity data received during a second time interval of the workout session. An aggregate parameter for the workout attribute is generated based on both the first parameter and the second parameter. The first activity data and the second activity data generated during the workout session are transmitted to a remote server where a third parameter for the workout attribute is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Atherton Brant Winterbottom, William Quast, Corey Roberts, Conrad Stoll, Joshua Dale, Skyler Whittlesey, Allan Glen, Christopher Peters
  • Publication number: 20190234374
    Abstract: A wind turbine blade and method of manufacture, the blade extending between root and tip ends on a longitudinal axis and having root, transition, and airfoil regions. The blade has a profiled contour with a chord extending between the leading and trailing edges; a blade shell with a first blade shell part with a pressure side and a second blade shell part with a suction side, the blade shell parts extending between root and tip ends and are joined on a primary glue joint; first and second main spar caps integrated in the first and the second blade shell parts, respectively, and have one or more shear webs there between. A third blade shell part may be present and joined to the first blade shell part along a first secondary glue joint and to the second blade shell part along a second secondary glue joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: David ROBERTS, Allan RIBER
  • Publication number: 20180241735
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and techniques for improved back-end integration of third-party content and an administrative framework allowing for user experience management for a computer-based environment. Described herein, for example, are approaches to improving secure access to multiple web-based systems, integrating web-based content, and controlling timing of web interaction. The problems addressed herein relate to coordinating access and delivery of web content from and to multiple sources and multiple users in an integrated and time-controlled manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Allan Robert Staker, Heather Clayton Staker, Danny Lee Lufkin, Andrea Richeson, Nicholas Aaron Weynand
  • Publication number: 20180071479
    Abstract: The present invention provides a practical method for treating atopic dermatitis. By subjecting patients suffering from atopic dermatitis to filtered temperature controlled laminar air flow disease symptoms have been significantly reduced and even removed. The velocity of the laminar air flow is balanced such that body convections are braked without the generation of draught.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: AIRSONNET AB
    Inventors: Dan Allan Robert KRISTENSSON, Pal Martin Svensson
  • Publication number: 20180043128
    Abstract: This invention relates in general to methods and devices for displacing body convection and thereby reducing exposure to allergens and other airborne fine particles within a personal breathing zone during situations of or corresponding to sleep thereby reducing or removing symptoms of asthma and allergic rhinitis while improving quality of sleep and in particular to methods and devices that utilize Temperature controlled Laminar Airflow (abbreviated TLA from herein and onwards). Also, business methods involving such methods and devices are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: Airsonett AB
    Inventors: DAN ALLAN ROBERT KRISTENSSON, PAL MARTIN SVENSSON, MARK KORNFELD
  • Patent number: 9825940
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and techniques for improved back-end integration of third-party content and an administrative framework allowing for user experience management for a computer-based environment. Described herein, for example, are approaches to improving secure access to multiple web-based systems, integrating web-based content, and controlling timing of web interaction. The problems addressed herein relate to coordinating access and delivery of web content from and to multiple sources and multiple users in an integrated and time-controlled manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Brain Chase Productions, LLC
    Inventors: Allan Robert Staker, Heather Clayton Staker, Danny Lee Lufkin, Andrea Richeson, Nicholas Aaron Weynand
  • Publication number: 20170304768
    Abstract: A filtering device is provided for filtering pollutants from a gas stream. The device includes a cartridge comprising an inner perforated passage, an outer perforated jacket, one or more non-perforated ends and a sorbent bed contained between the inner passage and the outer jacket; and a outer shell containing the cartridge and having a first port in fluid communication with the inner perforated passage and a second port in fluid communication with the outer perforated jacket. A flowpath of the gas stream into any one of the first port or the second port, through the sorbent bed and out of the other of the first port or the second port is a bidirectional flowpath. A method is further provided for filtering pollutants from a gas stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Glenn Eric Weagle, Keith Maurice Duhaime, Allan Robert DANROTH
  • Publication number: 20170091302
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for representing multidimensional data. The methods of the present invention are well suited but not limited to the representation of multidimensional data in such a way as to enable the comparison and differentiation of data sets. For example, the invention may be applied to the representation of flow cytometric data. The invention further relates to a program storage device having instructions for controlling a computer system to perform the methods, and to a program storage device containing data structures used in the practice of the methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Allan Robert MOSER, Wade Thomas ROGERS, Herbert Alan HOLYST
  • Publication number: 20170050212
    Abstract: The field of the invention relates to systems and methods for surface treatments, and more particularly to systems and methods for surface treatments, modifications or coatings using micro- and nano-structure particles for both super-hydrophobic and super-oleophobic properties. In one embodiment, a method of treating surfaces to impart both super-hydrophobic and super-oleophobic properties includes the steps of pre-treating a substrate surface; assembling dual-scale nanoparticles onto the surface of the substrate; and treating the dual-scale nanoparticle coated surface with SiCl4 to cross-link the nanoparticles to each other and to the surface of the substrate creating a robust nano-structured topographic surface having both super-hydrophobic and super-oleophobic properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Weixing Lu, Allan Roberts
  • Patent number: D870549
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: KOST USA, INC.
    Inventors: Russell Michael Logue, Stephen Thomas Overdeck, Allan Matthew Smith, David Robert Zint, Matthew Todd Hupp