Patents by Inventor Andrew Hills

Andrew Hills 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: 12009721
    Abstract: Described herein are eddy current brakes and associated methods of their use, particularly configurations that have a kinematic relationship with at least two rotational degrees of freedom used to tune operation of the brake or apparatus in which the brake is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: EDDY CURRENT LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    Inventors: Christopher James Allington, Andrew Karl Diehl, Kevin A. Wright, Weston Hill, Dave Walters
  • Patent number: 12005001
    Abstract: In laser-assisted corneal lenticule extraction procedures, the lenticule incision profile includes anterior and posterior lenticule incisions, with one or more of the following features: plano transition zone outside the optical zone, to improve mating of anterior and posterior incision surfaces after lenticule extraction; shallow arcuate incisions above the anterior incision and near the lenticule edge, to improve surface mating; separate ring cut intersecting the anterior and posterior incisions in the transition zone, to reduce tissue bridges and minimize tear at the lenticule edges and facilitate easy lenticule extraction; larger posterior incision, which includes a pocket zone outside the lenticule edge, for better surface mating and bubble management during cutting; and a separate ring shaped pocket cut intersecting the pocket zone of the posterior incision, for bubble management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Voorhees, Alireza Malek Tabrizi, Hong Fu, Cynthia Villanueva, Nima Khatibzadeh, Deepali Mehta-Hurt, James Hill, Li Chen, Li Bing
  • Publication number: 20240180746
    Abstract: A method implemented in an ophthalmic surgical laser system that employs a resonant scanner, scan line rotator, and XY- and Z-scanners, for forming a corneal flap in a patient's eye with improved bubble management during each step of the flap creation process. A pocket cut is formed first below bed level, followed by the bed connected to the pocket cut, then by a side cut extending from the bed to the anterior corneal surface. The pocket cut includes a pocket region located below the bed level and a ramp region connecting the pocket region to the bed. The bed is formed by a hinge cut and a first ring cut at lower laser energies, followed by a bed cut and then a second ring cut, which ensures that any location in the flap bed is cut twice to minimize tissue adhesion. The side cut is formed by multiple side-cut layers at different depths which are joined together. All cuts are formed by scanning a laser scan line generated by the resonant scanner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2024
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Inventors: Andrew Voorhees, Harvey Liu, Hong Fu, Alireza Malek Tabrizi, Nima Khatibzadeh, Deepali Mehta-Hurt, Cynthia Villanueva, James Hill, Alisyn Facemire
  • Publication number: 20240187760
    Abstract: A system for remotely retrieving sensed conditions at one or more building components. The building components are remote or numerous so that a wireless collection of the sensed conditions provides a significant benefit to a builder or building operator. A remote transceiver sends a wireless signal to a building component. The building component includes an onboard transceiver. At least some of the energy from the transmitted wireless signal is received by the onboard transceiver, sent to a storage device, and stored therein. The stored energy is used to operate a sensor for sensing an onboard condition. The onboard condition is then wirelessly transmitted by the onboard transceiver back to the remote transceiver to be displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2024
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Inventors: Daniel J. White, Matthew J. Velderman, Andrew E. Seman, Christopher W. Lemieux, Gary Hill
  • Publication number: 20240145885
    Abstract: Cell assemblies and methods for assembling cell assemblies include installing a plurality of cells within a cell housing and electrically connecting each cell to each other cell through at least one wire bond, wherein each wire bond is selected to conduct current from a respective cell during normal operation and to sever such electrical connection through the wire bond when a predetermined current exceeds a threshold value for a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: Kyle James HILL, Kevin Andrew NOLTE, Juan M. MARTINEZ VALENCIA, Jason KRENTZ, John Kenneth GEORGE
  • Patent number: 11972403
    Abstract: A method assigns token requirements to service subscriptions in a service platform, such as a service platform containing entities or a database containing a plurality of said entities. The operator of the service platform establishes customization factors and maintains records reserving data services associated with token requirements for delivery to entities. In addition, customization factors are determined from values representing information associated with objects in a database. Token requirements associated with data services are calculated from one or more formulas utilizing customization factors. Sponsorships associated with the entities can be accepted by the service platform. The service platform can apply credit toward the fulfillment of token requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventors: Ryan Hardin, Andrew Hill
  • Publication number: 20240118258
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first member having a housing that encloses a power source and a controller, a second member coupled to the first member that is seeded with a target product, and a sensing module coupled to the first member to allow power from the power source to be transmitted to the sensing module and sensor data from the sensing module to be transmitted to the controller. The sensing module including a sensor oriented toward at least a portion of the second member. The sensor configured to obtain sensor data associated with at least one characteristic of the target product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: Running Tide Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Luca MASTRANGELO, William JOHNSON, Josh HILL, Timothy J. DYSON, Jacob F. HAGLER, Charles B.W. HALVORSON, Philipp Max WERMINGHAUSEN, Andrew Clyde THOMPSON
  • Patent number: 11948171
    Abstract: Application developers can request to have their applications registered for use with a content delivery platform. The operator of the content delivery platform establishes perimeters defining geographic areas, and maintains records reserving particular areas for delivery of content associated with particular sponsors. Registered applications running on mobile devices can request content from the content delivery platform. Based at least in part on the request, the content delivery platform can identify a target location, which may be the location of the mobile device, or some other location indicated in the request. A mobile device can be provided content based on the relationship of the target location to the geographic areas, so that a registered application running on a mobile device with a target location contained within a geographic area assigned to a particular sponsor will receive content related to that sponsor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventors: Ryan Hardin, Andrew Hill
  • Publication number: 20240099206
    Abstract: Irrigation needs assessment systems and methods may determine irrigation needs of one or more participants. The irrigation needs assessment system may determine irrigation needs based on weather conditions, forecast weather conditions, plant water uptake, and ground moisture content information. Evaporation rate information may be provided from one or more other participants of the irrigation needs assessment service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventor: James Andrew HILL
  • Patent number: 11931124
    Abstract: A robotic surgical tool includes a drive housing having a lead screw extending from a first end of the drive housing, a carriage movably mounted to the lead screw at a carriage nut secured to the carriage, and an elongate shaft extending from the carriage and penetrating the first end, the shaft having an end effector arranged at a distal end thereof and comprising a proximal shaft portion releasably coupled to a distal shaft portion at a releasable interface. Proximal and distal portions of one or more mechanisms of the surgical tool extend from the carriage to the end effector within the proximal and distal shaft portions, respectively, and the one or more mechanisms are operable to operate or articulate the end effector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Andrew T. Beckman, Charles J. Scheib, Jason A. Hill
  • Patent number: 11930867
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to coated substrates having, e.g., anti-viral properties, to articles including the coated substrates, and to processes for making such coated substrates and articles. In an embodiment, a coated substrate is provided. The coated substrate includes a substrate having a weight of about 120 g/m2 or less according to ASTM D3776, mineral oxide particles, iron oxide particles, or both, coupled to at least a portion of the substrate wherein the coated substrate has a breathing resistance (95 L/min, EN 149:2001) of about 6 mbar or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: FXI INC. LIMITED
    Inventors: Andrew R. Barron, Iain Powner, Wafaa Al-Shatty, Donald A. Hill, Sajad Kiani, Andrius Stanulis, Lee Tretheway, Shirin Alexander, Steve Winston
  • Patent number: 11933076
    Abstract: An interchangeable electro-mechanical lock core for use with a lock device having a locked state and an unlocked state is disclosed. The interchangeable electromechanical lock core may include a moveable plug having a first position relative to a lock core body which corresponds to the lock device being in the locked state and a second position relative to a lock core body which corresponds to the lock device being in the unlocked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: dormakaba USA Inc.
    Inventors: Brendon Allen, Street Anthony Barnett, III, Matthew J. Velderman, Andrew E. Seman, Jr., Ryan H. Peloquin, Gary Hill, Paul Becke, Christopher W. Lemieux, Anthony Romano, Matthew Stanton, Daniel J. White
  • Patent number: 11937032
    Abstract: A system for remotely retrieving sensed conditions at one or more building components. The building components are remote or numerous so that a wireless collection of the sensed conditions provides a significant benefit to a builder or building operator. A remote transceiver sends a wireless signal to a building component. The building component includes an onboard transceiver. At least some of the energy from the transmitted wireless signal is received by the onboard transceiver, sent to a storage device, and stored therein. The stored energy is used to operate a sensor for sensing an onboard condition. The onboard condition is then wirelessly transmitted by the onboard transceiver back to the remote transceiver to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Daniel J. White, Matthew J. Velderman, Andrew E. Seman, Christopher W. Lemieux, Gary Hill
  • Publication number: 20240077951
    Abstract: An input device includes a control surface for a color correction system. The control surface includes a housing with an upwardly facing control panel. The control panel has a proximal edge which is nearest a user and a distal edge that is furthest from a user in normal use. The control panel includes a plurality of controls. The plurality of controls includes: a plurality of trackballs, wherein each trackball comprises a ball and a control ring, said ball cooperating with at least one encoder to generate a multi-dimensional control signal based on motion of the ball, and said control ring cooperating with at least one encoder to generate a one dimensional control signal based on the rotational motion of the ring, wherein the ball of said trackball is mounted concentrically with said control ring; a plurality of control buttons; and a plurality of knobs coupled to respective rotary encoders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventors: Grant David Petty, Simon Milne Kidd, John Anthony Vanzella, Shannon Howard Smith, Andrew James Godin, Benjamin Hill, Lachlan James Karp
  • Publication number: 20240079209
    Abstract: A plasma source is provided that is configured to form a section of a wall of a vacuum component. The plasma source comprises a body including a dielectric member, a first surface exposed to an exterior region of the vacuum component, and a second surface exposed to an interior region of the vacuum component. The plasma source also comprises at least one electrode disposed in a receiving channel of the body with at least a portion of the dielectric member located adjacent to the at least one electrode in the receiving channel. The plasma source further comprise at least one discharge region adjacent to the receiving channel within the body. The at least one discharge region is exposed to the interior region of the vacuum component via an opening on the second surface of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2022
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventors: Ron Collins, Andrew Cowe, Gordon Hill
  • Patent number: 11918195
    Abstract: A surgical tool comprising a drive housing having a first end, a spline extending from the first end and having a spline pinion gear mounted to the spline, a drive input that rotatably couples the spline to the first end and provides an input pinion gear; a clutch interposing the spline and input pinion gears and defining an internal gear, and an armature. The armature may be operatively coupled to the clutch and operable to shift the clutch from a first position, where the internal gear simultaneously mates with the spline and input pinion gears such that rotation of the drive input correspondingly rotates the spline, to a second position, where the internal gear is disengaged from the input pinion gear such that the spline is rotatable independent of the drive input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Andrew T. Beckman, Charles J. Scheib, Jason A. Hill
  • Patent number: 11922515
    Abstract: Platform-agnostic digital assistant methods and apparatuses are provided. The apparatuses and methods include a processor configured by a memory to receive user data from a storage containing informational contents. The processor is configured to establish a communication channel with an entity and utilize the communication channel to receive first information related to a user. The processor is configured to extract at least one user datum from the first information and modify the informational contents of the storage based on at least one of the user datum and the first information. The processor is further configured to initiate an action related to the user based on at least one of the first information, the user datum, and the informational contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Peppercorn AI Technology Limited
    Inventors: Nigel Lombard, Paul Cassidy, Atul Thakor, Robert Rushton, Ian Law, Christopher Hill, Jonathan Byford, Jonathan Wilshire, Andrew Snuggs
  • Patent number: 11911122
    Abstract: A robotic surgical tool for a robotic instrument driver that includes a handle having a first end, at least one spline rotatably coupled to the handle and extending proximally from the first end, a carriage movably mounted to the at least one spline and including a first layer and a second layer operatively coupled to the first layer. At least one spline extends through a portion of at least one of the first and second layers and the carriage translates along the at least one spline. The robotic surgical tool also includes an elongate shaft extending from the carriage and penetrating the first end, the shaft having an end effector arranged at a distal end thereof and an activating mechanism coupled to one or both of the first and second layers and actuatable to operate a function of the end effector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Andrew T. Beckman, Charles J. Scheib, Benjamin D. Dickerson, Jason A. Hill
  • Patent number: 11914335
    Abstract: An industrial control system may receive processing information from at least two control systems associated with at least two components within an industrial automation system. The processing information may include a processing load value for each of the at least two control systems. The industrial control system may then distribute processing loads associated with the at least two control systems when a total processing load between the at least two control systems is unbalanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles M. Rischar, William Sinner, Michael Kalan, Haithem Mansouri, Subbian Govindaraj, Juergen Weinhofer, Andrew R. Stump, Daniel S. DeYoung, Frank Kulaszewicz, Edward A. Hill, Keith Staninger, Matheus Bulho
  • Patent number: D1023009
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Molly Anderson, Bartley K. Andre, Shota Aoyagi, Anthony Michael Ashcroft, John J. Baker, Marine C. Bataille, Jeremy Bataillou, Abidur Rahman Chowdhury, Clara Geneviève Marine Courtaigne, Markus Diebel, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Christopher E. Glazowski, Jonathan Gomez Garcia, Jean-Pierre S. Guillou, M. Evans Hankey, Matthew David Hill, Julian Hoenig, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Julian Jaede, Duncan Robert Kerr, Peter Russell-Clarke, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Sung-Ho Tan, Clement Tissandier, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zörkendörfer