Patents by Inventor Brian F. Roberts

Brian F. 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).

  • Patent number: 10809069
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a content instance from a first device, wherein the content instance is associated with a geographic location and a period of time; determining that a second device is associated with the geographic location and the period of time associated with the content instance, wherein the determination is based on the second device being within a predefined proximity of the geographic location associated with the content instance during the period of time associated with the content instance; and enabling, in response to determining that the second device is associated with the geographic location and the period of time associated with the content instance, the content instance to be accessible by the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Brian F. Roberts, Donald H. Relyea
  • Patent number: 10778788
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes storing, by one or more computing devices of a content-aggregation-and-distribution system, one or more content postings. Each content posting is associated on creation with one or more geographic locations related to accessing the content posting. The method includes selectively providing, by one or more computing devices of the content-aggregation-and-distribution system, one or more of the content postings for display on an access device based on a geographic location associated with the access device. For each content posting selectively provided for display, the geographic location associated with the access device being within a predefined proximity of a geographic location of the one or more geographic locations related to accessing the content posting is requisite to the content posting being selectively provided for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Brian F. Roberts, Donald H. Relyea
  • Publication number: 20200141452
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a motoring system for a gas turbine engine including the steps of: forming a mechanical shaft fuse, the mechanical shaft fuse including a plurality of through holes; forming an outer housing; installing a reduction gear train into the outer housing, the reduction gear train having an input and an output; operably connecting an electric motor to the input; operably connecting a clutch to the output using the mechanical shaft fuse, the clutch in operation engages and disengages the reduction gear train; operably connecting a starter to the clutch, the starter having an output shaft; and operably connecting an accessory gearbox to the output shaft of the starter. The mechanical shaft fuse in operation shears when torque on the mechanical is greater than or equal to a selected value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Allen Slayter, Richard Alan Davis, Benjamin T. Harder, James Vandung Nguyen, Paul F. Fox, Jeffrey Todd Roberts, Jeff A. Brown, Brian McMasters, Dwayne Leon Wilson, Daniel Richard Walker
  • Publication number: 20200076905
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a content instance from a first device, wherein the content instance is associated with a geographic location and a period of time; determining that a second device is associated with the geographic location and the period of time associated with the content instance, wherein the determination is based on the second device being within a predefined proximity of the geographic location associated with the content instance during the period of time associated with the content instance; and enabling, in response to determining that the second device is associated with the geographic location and the period of time associated with the content instance, the content instance to be accessible by the second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Brian F. Roberts, Donald H. Relyea
  • Patent number: 10511678
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a content posting from a device associated with a first user, the content posting including data representative of a content instance and a geographic location associated with the content instance; determining that a second user is associated with the geographic location associated with the content instance, wherein the determination is based on a first client device associated with the second user being or having been within a predefined proximity of the geographic location associated with the content instance; and authorizing, based on the second user being associated with the geographic location associated with the content instance, a second client device associated with the second user to submit an annotation to the content instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Brian F. Roberts, Donald H. Relyea
  • Publication number: 20190375806
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for and relates to novel fusion proteins and polypeptides expressed by breast cancer and other cancer cells, and to compositions, materials and methods for detecting, characterizing and treating said breast and other cancers. In one embodiment, the fusion polypeptides are read-through fusion transcripts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Katherine E VARLEY, Richard M MYERS, Brian S ROBERTS, Jason GERTZ, Donald J Buchsbaum, Andres Forero-Torres, Albert F LoBuglio
  • Patent number: 10495003
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a system for a gas turbine engine includes a reduction gear train operable to drive rotation of a starter gear train that interfaces to an accessory gearbox of the gas turbine engine. The reduction gear train includes a starter interface gear that engages the starter gear train and a core-turning clutch operably connected to the starter interface gear. The reduction gear train also includes a planetary gear system operably connected to the core-turning clutch and a jacking gear system operably connected to the planetary gear system and a core-turning input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Allen Slayter, James Vandung Nguyen, Paul F. Fox, Richard Alan Davis, Jeff A. Brown, Jeffrey Todd Roberts, Daniel Richard Walker, Richard R. Hergert, Dwayne Leon Wilson, Brian McMasters, Benjamin T. Harder
  • Patent number: 10473034
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a system for a gas turbine engine includes a reduction gear train operable to drive rotation of a starter gear train that interfaces to an accessory gearbox of the gas turbine engine. The reduction gear train includes a starter interface gear that engages the starter gear train and a core-turning clutch operably connected to the starter interface gear. The reduction gear train also includes a geared rotary actuator including a primary planetary gear system, where the geared rotary actuator is operably connected to the core-turning clutch. The reduction gear train further includes a secondary planetary gear system operably connected to the primary planetary gear system and a core-turning input. The system also includes a mounting pad with an interface to couple a core-turning motor to the core-turning input of the reduction gear train.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benjamin T. Harder, Brian McMasters, James Vandung Nguyen, Dwayne Leon Wilson, Paul F. Fox, Richard Alan Davis, Richard R. Hergert, Jeffrey Todd Roberts, Jeff A. Brown, Daniel Richard Walker, Matthew Allen Slayter, William G. Sheridan
  • Patent number: 10473164
    Abstract: A motoring system for a gas turbine engine having: a reduction gear train having an input and an output; an electric motor operably connected to the input; a clutch operably connected to the output, the clutch in operation engages and disengages the reduction gear train; and a mechanical shaft fuse operably connecting the output to the clutch, the mechanical shaft fuse in operation shears when torque on the mechanical shaft fuse is greater than or equal to a selected value. The mechanical shaft fuse includes a plurality of through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Allen Slayter, Richard Alan Davis, Benjamin T. Harder, James Vandung Nguyen, Paul F. Fox, Jeffrey Todd Roberts, Jeff A. Brown, Brian McMasters, Dwayne Leon Wilson, Daniel Richard Walker
  • Publication number: 20190323434
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a motoring system for a gas turbine having the steps of: assembling a pinned mechanical fuse, the pinned mechanical fuse including at least one shear pin; forming an outer housing; installing a reduction gear train into the outer housing, the reduction gear train having an input and an output; operably connecting a motor to the input; operably connecting a clutch to the output using the pinned mechanical fuse, the clutch in operation engages and disengages the reduction gear train; operably connecting a starter to the clutch, the starter having an output shaft; and operably connecting an accessory gearbox to the output shaft of the starter. The clutch is operably connected to the accessory gearbox through the starter and the output shaft. The at least one shear pin in operation shears when torque on the pinned mechanical fuse is greater than or equal to a selected value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Allen Slayter, Richard Alan Davis, Paul F. Fox, Jeffrey Todd Roberts, Jeff A. Brown, James Vandung Nguyen, Benjamin T. Harder, Dwayne Leon Wilson, Brian McMasters, Daniel Richard Walker
  • Patent number: 10422284
    Abstract: A motoring system for a gas turbine engine having: a reduction gear train having an input and output; a motor operably connected to the input; a clutch operably connected to the output, the clutch in operation engages and disengages the reduction gear train; and a pinned mechanical fuse operably connecting the output to the clutch, the pinned mechanical fuse having at least one shear pin. The pinned mechanical fuse having: an outer sleeve having a first section, second section, inner chamber, outer wall, and at least one through hole connecting the inner chamber to the outer wall within the first section; and an inner sleeve having a first portion, second portion, outer surface, and at least one blind hole located in the outer surface within the second portion. The second portion being located within the inner chamber and operably connected to the outer sleeve through at least one shear pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Allen Slayter, Richard Alan Davis, Paul F. Fox, Jeffrey Todd Roberts, Jeff A. Brown, James Vandung Nguyen, Benjamin T. Harder, Dwayne Leon Wilson, Brian McMasters, Daniel Richard Walker
  • Publication number: 20190289083
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes storing, by one or more computing devices of a content-aggregation-and-distribution system, one or more content postings. Each content posting is associated on creation with one or more geographic locations related to accessing the content posting. The method includes selectively providing, by one or more computing devices of the content-aggregation-and-distribution system, one or more of the content postings for display on an access device based on a geographic location associated with the access device. For each content posting selectively provided for display, the geographic location associated with the access device being within a predefined proximity of a geographic location of the one or more geographic locations related to accessing the content posting is requisite to the content posting being selectively provided for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Brian F. Roberts, Donald H. Relyea
  • Publication number: 20190253502
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a content posting from a device associated with a first user, the content posting including data representative of a content instance and a geographic location associated with the content instance; determining that a second user is associated with the geographic location associated with the content instance, wherein the determination is based on a first client device associated with the second user being or having been within a predefined proximity of the geographic location associated with the content instance; and authorizing, based on the second user being associated with the geographic location associated with the content instance, a second client device associated with the second user to submit an annotation to the content instance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Brian F. Roberts, Donald H. Relyea
  • Publication number: 20190220239
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes defining a group of users associated with a plurality of access devices, providing a graphical user interface to a first access device and a second access device of the plurality of access devices, receiving, from the first access device, data representative of a first content item, the data having a first data format, mapping the first content item to the group of users, encoding the data representative of the first content item into a second data format different than the first data format, identifying that the second access device is associated with the group of users, distributing, to the second access device, the encoded data representative of the first content item in the second data format, and displaying an interactive graphical object representative of the first content item in the graphical user interface of the second access device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: James M. Kondziela, Heath Stallings, Donald H. Relyea, Brian F. Roberts
  • Patent number: 10334061
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes storing one or more content postings, where each content posting is associated with one or more first users and each content posting is associated with one or more geographic locations corresponding to accessing of the content posting. The method also includes selectively sending one or more of the content postings for display on an access device based on a past or present geographic location of the access device, where the access device is associated with a second user, and for each content posting selectively sent for display on the access device, one or more of the geographic locations associated with the accessing of the content posting being within a predefined proximity of the past or present geographic location of the access device is requisite to the content posting being sent for display on the access device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Brian F. Roberts, Donald H. Relyea
  • Patent number: 10330016
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a system for a gas turbine engine includes a reduction gear train operable to drive rotation of a starter gear train that interfaces to an accessory gearbox of the gas turbine engine. The reduction gear train includes a starter interface gear that engages the starter gear train, a core-turning clutch operably connected to the starter interface gear, and a plurality of stacked planetary gear systems operably connected to the core-turning clutch and a core-turning input. The system also includes a mounting pad including an interface to couple a core-turning motor to the core-turning input of the reduction gear train.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benjamin T. Harder, Matthew Allen Slayter, Brian McMasters, James Vandung Nguyen, Dwayne Leon Wilson, Paul F. Fox, Richard Alan Davis, Richard R. Hergert, Jeffrey Todd Roberts, Jeff A. Brown, Daniel Richard Walker
  • Patent number: 10310697
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a user interface system providing a graphical user interface view that includes a high-level menu including first and second of high-level menu options respectively associated with first and second sub-menus, assigning the first high-level menu option an active status, activating the first sub-menu such that the first sub-menu is navigable with a directional pad (“D-pad”) of a remote control device while the first high-level menu option has the active status, receiving user input provided by way of a toggle button of the remote control device designated to toggle between the first and second high-level menu options, toggling the active status from the first high-level menu option to the second high-level menu option, and activating the second sub-menu such that the second sub-menu is navigable with the D-pad of the remote control device while the second high-level menu option has the active status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Brian F. Roberts, Imran Arif Maskatia, Paul Bradley Bowers
  • Publication number: 20190116231
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes storing one or more content postings, where each content posting is associated with one or more first users and each content posting is associated with one or more geographic locations corresponding to accessing of the content posting. The method also includes selectively sending one or more of the content postings for display on an access device based on a past or present geographic location of the access device, where the access device is associated with a second user, and for each content posting selectively sent for display on the access device, one or more of the geographic locations associated with the accessing of the content posting being within a predefined proximity of the past or present geographic location of the access device is requisite to the content posting being sent for display on the access device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Kristopher T. Frazier, Brian F. Roberts, Donald H. Relyea
  • Patent number: 10261743
    Abstract: In certain examples, a content hub subsystem receives data representative of content from an access device included in a plurality of access devices associated with the predefined group of users, maps the content to the predefined group of users, and provides data representative of the content to one or more other access devices associated with the predefined group of users. In certain examples, the content hub subsystem selects one or more data formats and encodes the content into the one or more data formats for distribution to the one or more other access devices associated with the predefined group of users. Each of the access devices associated with the predefined group of users is configured to generate at least one interactive graphical object representative of the content, and generate and present a graphical user interface including the interactive graphical object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Kondziela, Heath Stallings, Donald H. Relyea, Brian F. Roberts
  • Patent number: 10206004
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a computer-implemented media service system 1) establishing a set of one or more conditions for a media-on-demand-based programming channel, 2) selecting, from a repository of on-demand media content and based on the set of one or more conditions, a set of on-demand media programs for inclusion in the media-on-demand-based programming channel, and 3) mapping the selected set of on-demand media programs to the media-on-demand-based programming channel to represent a scheduled, linear playback of the set of on-demand media programs on the media-on-demand-based programming channel in accordance with a linear playback schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon and Redbox Digital Entertainment Services, LLC
    Inventors: Brian F. Roberts, Christina S. Siegfried, Ann Gordon Prather, Paul Bradley Bowers, Imran Arif Maskatia, Brandon N. Wright