Patents by Inventor Brian Fowler

Brian Fowler 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: 20200367715
    Abstract: An autonomous cleaning robot includes a drive system to maneuver the autonomous cleaning robot across a floor surface; a cleaning assembly for cleaning the floor surface; and a sensor system disposed at a forward portion of the autonomous cleaning robot. The sensor system includes a movable element having (i) a first configuration in which the movable element extends beyond a bottom surface of the autonomous cleaning robot by a first amount, and (ii) a second configuration in which the movable element extends beyond the bottom surface of the autonomous cleaning robot by a second amount less than the first amount; a spring mechanically coupled to the movable element, the spring being biased to hold the movable element in the first configuration; and a sensor assembly configured to generate a signal based on the configuration of the movable element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Brian W. Doughty, Isaac Fowler, Timothy James Haughton, Levi Fox
  • Publication number: 20200346162
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for an adsorbent bed assembly for separation of gaseous mixtures. The assembly includes a body defining an interior cavity. The body includes an outer shell, and first and second ends engaged with the outer shell that include inputs/outputs. A central support structure is positioned within the interior cavity and is engaged with the body or forms a portion thereof. Anti-telescoping devices are positioned about the central support structure, at least one of which is affixed to the central support structure. Each anti-telescoping device includes a plurality of spokes extending within the interior cavity from or proximate the central support structure towards the outer shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Tracy A. Fowler, Ananda Nagavarapu, William Alan Whittenberger, Haridas Attur, Brian Lee Davis
  • Patent number: 10770052
    Abstract: A sound generating analog synthesizer that is comprised of potentiometers, a switch or switches and a set of patch jacks has a control system that can be operated in three modes, a manual mode, an automatic mode, and a guided mode; wherein manual mode allows potentiometer and switch positions as well as patch cable connections to be set by hand; wherein automatic mode, automatically sets patch connections as on or off, as well as set potentiometer positions and switch states with electromechanical or electrical devices; and wherein the guided mode provides at least one visual information on how to change the potentiometer positions, switch states, and patch jack connections such that a previously obtained sound can be reproduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Lafayette College
    Inventors: Corey M. McKenna, Ben A. Sidell, James W. Erario, Brian R. Duke, Willem P. Ytsma, Nate Fowler, Steven G. Shaw, Kyle E. Polinski Frost, Kimberly R. Dupuis, Nathanial E. Shipp, Daniel Sabatino, Michael Tritter, Al Sgro
  • Publication number: 20200264205
    Abstract: Methods for cell analysis are provided, comprising cell capturing, characterization, transport, and culture. In an exemplary method individual cells (and/or cellular units) are flowed into a microfluidic channel, the channel is partitioned into a plurality of contiguous segments, capturing at least one cell in at least one segment. A characteristic of one or more captured cells is determined and the cell(s) and combinations of cells are transported to specified cell holding chamber(s) based on the determined characteristic(s). Also provided are devices and systems for cell analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Fluidigm Corporation
    Inventors: Jason A. A. West, Brian Fowler
  • Publication number: 20200198551
    Abstract: A vehicle part having a layered, decorative finish is provided. The part includes a substrate of woven fiber prepreg sheet, a first layer of woven fiber prepreg sheet overlying the substrate and a decorative layer of unidirectional fiber prepreg sheet overlying the substrate. A front surface of the decorative layer includes a logo, design or emblem which is exposed at the front of the part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Global IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Allen Grajek, Jesse Brian Straight, Dustin Martin Fowler, Shane Caird Morse
  • Publication number: 20200198710
    Abstract: An assembly of subassemblies having a mating bond interface for a motor vehicle is provided. The assembly includes a first subassembly of molded composite material and a second subassembly of molded composite material. An adjustable mating interface couples the subassemblies together. The interface includes a groove and a flange disposed on the first subassembly and bonded within the groove. The groove is sized and shaped relative to the size and shape of the flange to allow a bonding position of the flange within the groove to be adjusted during assembly of the subassemblies so that the mating interface is adjustable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Global IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Allen Grajek, Jesse Brian Straight, Dustin Martin Fowler, Shane Caird Morse
  • Publication number: 20200182474
    Abstract: A gas burner includes a base with a first body and a raised annular band on an upper surface of the first body. A flange is formed about an outer periphery of the first body wherein the raised annular band and the flange define a first annular recess therebetween. A first notch is formed in a lower surface of the first body and extends through the flange and communicates with the first annular recess. The first notch is adapted to accommodate spark ignitor therein. A slot is formed in the raised annular band. A first cap includes a peripheral side wall having a distal end dimensioned to be received within the first annular recess. A gap between the distal end and a bottom wall of the first annular recess when the first cap is received therein provides fluid communication between the slot and the first notch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Brian Martin, Michael Dennis Padgett, Warren Fowler
  • Patent number: 10640157
    Abstract: An assembly of subassemblies having a mating bond interface for a motor vehicle is provided. The assembly includes a first subassembly of molded composite material and a second subassembly of molded composite material. An adjustable mating interface couples the subassemblies together. The interface includes a groove and a flange disposed on the first subassembly and bonded within the groove. The groove is sized and shaped relative to the size and shape of the flange to allow a bonding position of the flange within the groove to be adjusted during assembly of the subassemblies so that the mating interface is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Global IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Allen Grajek, Jesse Brian Straight, Dustin Martin Fowler, Shane Caird Morse
  • Publication number: 20200122787
    Abstract: An assembly of subassemblies having a mating bond interface for a motor vehicle is provided. The assembly includes a first subassembly of molded composite material and a second subassembly of molded composite material. An adjustable mating interface couples the subassemblies together. The interface includes a groove and a flange disposed on the first subassembly and bonded within the groove. The groove is sized and shaped relative to the size and shape of the flange to allow a bonding position of the flange within the groove to be adjusted during assembly of the subassemblies so that the mating interface is adjustable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Global IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Allen Grajek, Jesse Brian Straight, Dustin Martin Fowler, Shane Caird Morse
  • Publication number: 20200122789
    Abstract: An assembly of mating subassemblies having dimensional control features for a motor vehicle is provided. The assembly includes a composite molded first subassembly having a first set of molded-in dimensional control features. The assembly also includes an injection molded second subassembly having a second set of molded-in dimensional control features. The first and second sets of dimensional control features are integrally formed on their respective subassemblies to permit contact between the first and second sets of control features when the subassemblies are assembled together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Global IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Allen Grajek, Jesse Brian Straight, Dustin Martin Fowler, Shane Caird Morse
  • Publication number: 20200122786
    Abstract: An assembly for a motor vehicle is provided. The assembly includes a plastic molded part having an exterior surface and a low load region adapted to accommodate a low load. The low load region is formed using thin wall injection molding (TWIM) technology. The assembly also includes at least one load bearing spacer adapted to accommodate a high load that is greater than the low load. The spacer is configured to extend along a load path to accommodate and forward a load on a top portion of the part to a bottom portion of the part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Global IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Allen Grajek, Jesse Brian Straight, Dustin Martin Fowler, Shane Caird Morse
  • Patent number: 10625794
    Abstract: An assembly of mating subassemblies having dimensional control features for a motor vehicle is provided. The assembly includes a composite molded first subassembly having a first set of molded-in dimensional control features. The assembly also includes an injection molded second subassembly having a second set of molded-in dimensional control features. The first and second sets of dimensional control features are integrally formed on their respective subassemblies to permit contact between the first and second sets of control features when the subassemblies are assembled together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Global IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Allen Grajek, Jesse Brian Straight, Dustin Martin Fowler, Shane Caird Morse
  • Patent number: 10618574
    Abstract: An assembly for a motor vehicle is provided. The assembly includes a plastic molded part having an exterior surface and a low load region adapted to accommodate a low load. The low load region is formed using thin wall injection molding (TWIM) technology. The assembly also includes at least one load bearing spacer adapted to accommodate a high load that is greater than the low load. The spacer is configured to extend along a load path to accommodate and forward a load on a top portion of the part to a bottom portion of the part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Global IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Allen Grajek, Jesse Brian Straight, Dustin Martin Fowler, Shane Caird Morse
  • Patent number: 10589805
    Abstract: An assembly having a molded-in retainer cage for fastening the assembly on a motor vehicle is provided. The assembly includes a composite molded component including a first set of plies of fiber reinforced composite material. The component has a molded-in retainer cage which includes a second set of plies of fiber reinforced composite material. The cage has a hole extending completely therethrough to communicate an interior of the cage with an exterior of the cage. The assembly also includes a fastener molded in the interior of the cage. The cage is molded around and retains the fastener. The hole in the cage allows the fastener to be joined with another fastener to join the assembly to a supporting component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Global IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Allen Grajek, Jesse Brian Straight, Dustin Martin Fowler, Shane Caird Morse
  • Patent number: 10578633
    Abstract: Methods for cell analysis are provided, comprising cell capturing, characterization, transport, and culture. In an exemplary method individual cells (and/or cellular units) are flowed into a microfluidic channel, the channel is partitioned into a plurality of contiguous segments, capturing at least one cell in at least one segment, A characteristic of one or more captured cells is determined and the cell(s) and combinations of cells are transported to specified cell holding chamber(s) based on the determined characteristic(s). Also provided are devices and systems for cell analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: FLUIDIGM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason A. A. West, Brian Fowler
  • Publication number: 20190385580
    Abstract: A sound generating analog synthesizer that is comprised of potentiometers, a switch or switches and a set of patch jacks has a control system that can be operated in three modes, a manual mode, an automatic mode, and a guided mode; wherein manual mode allows potentiometer and switch positions as well as patch cable connections to be set by hand; wherein automatic mode, automatically sets patch connections as on or off, as well as set potentiometer positions and switch states with electromechanical or electrical devices; and wherein the guided mode provides at least one visual information on how to change the potentiometer positions, switch states, and patch jack connections such that a previously obtained sound can be reproduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Corey M. McKenna, Ben A. Sidell, James W. Erario, Brian R. Duke, Willem P. Ytsma, Nate Fowler, Steven G. Shaw, Kyle E. Polinski Frost, Kimberly R. Dupuis, Nathanial E. Shipp, Daniel Sabatino, Michael Tritter, Al Sgro
  • Patent number: 10501786
    Abstract: Described herein are methods useful for incorporating one or more adaptors and/or nucleotide tag(s) and/or barcode nucleotide sequence(s) one, or typically more, target nucleotide sequences. In particular embodiments, nucleic acid fragments having adaptors, e.g., suitable for use in high-throughput DNA sequencing are generated. In other embodiments, information about a reaction mixture is encoded into a reaction product. Also described herein are methods and kits useful for amplifying one or more target nucleic acids in preparation for applications such as bidirectional nucleic acid sequencing. In particular embodiments, methods of the invention entail additionally carrying out bidirectional DNA sequencing. Also described herein are methods for encoding and detecting and/or quantifying alleles by primer extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Fluidigm Corporation
    Inventors: Megan Anderson, Peilin Chen, Brian Fowler, Robert C. Jones, Fiona Kaper, Ronald Lebofsky, Andrew May
  • Patent number: 10474468
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for processing variable wavefront sizes on a processor are disclosed. In one embodiment, a processor includes at least a scheduler, cache, and multiple execution units. When operating in a first mode, the processor executes the same instruction on multiple portions of a wavefront before proceeding to the next instruction of the shader program. When operating in a second mode, the processor executes a set of instructions on a first portion of a wavefront. In the second mode, when the processor finishes executing the set of instructions on the first portion of the wavefront, the processor executes the set of instructions on a second portion of the wavefront, and so on until all portions of the wavefront have been processed. The processor determines the operating mode based on one or more conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Mantor, Brian D. Emberling, Mark Fowler, Mark M. Leather
  • Patent number: 10418013
    Abstract: A sound generating analog synthesizer that is comprised of potentiometers, a switch or switches and a set of patch jacks has a control system that can be operated in three modes, a manual mode, an automatic mode, and a guided mode; wherein manual mode allows potentiometer and switch positions as well as patch cable connections to be set by hand; wherein automatic mode, automatically sets patch connections as on or off, as well as set potentiometer positions and switch states with electromechanical or electrical devices; and wherein the guided mode provides at least one visual information on how to change the potentiometer positions, switch states and patch jack connections such that a previously obtained sound can be reproduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Lafayette College
    Inventors: Corey M. McKenna, Ben A. Sidell, James W. Erario, Brian R. Duke, Willem P. Ytsma, Nate Fowler, Steven G. Shaw, Kyle E. Polinski Frost, Kimberly R. Dupuis, Nathanial E. Shipp, Daniel Sabatino, Michael Tritter, Al Sgro
  • Publication number: 20190249238
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a method of forming tagged nucleic acid sequences. A target polynucleotide is immobilized on a solid support; a recognition-oligonucleotide is hybridized thereto; the recognition-oligonucleotide-target polynucleotide hybrid is cleaved; and an adapter nucleic acid is ligated to the cleaved target polynucleotide, thereby forming a tagged nucleic acid sequence. Also provided is a method of forming a tagged single stranded cDNA; a method of forming a plurality of tagged heterogeneous nucleic acid sequences; a library of recognition-oligonucleotides; and methods for amplifying a cDNA sequence immobilized on a solid support. These methods and products can be used alone or in combination for integrated single cell sequencing, and can be adapted for use in a microfluidic apparatus or device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Jason A.A. West, Brian Fowler, Tze-Howe Charn, Christian F. Johnson, Marc A. Unger