Patents by Inventor Brian Robertson

Brian Robertson 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: 10905050
    Abstract: The present invention comprises multiple embodiments of an automated, dynamic cover plate system, which may be quickly attached, detached and adjusted to the exterior of a concave grate of a combine harvester in order to adjust the flow characteristics of the concave or separator grate assemblies. The automated, dynamic cover plate system improves the threshing capability of the rasp bar threshing cylinder while simultaneously capturing additional threshed grain. The automated, dynamic cover plate system of the present invention is designed to be controlled, either manually or automatically, by the operator of the combine harvester or by a computerized or automated intelligence system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Brian Robertson
  • Patent number: 10869427
    Abstract: The invention comprises a method for increasing the harvesting effectiveness of a combine harvester using a removable cover plate assembly, which may be quickly attached, detached and adjusted to the exterior of a concave grate of a combine harvester in order to adjust the flow characteristics of the concave or separator grate assemblies. The method for using the cover plate assembly increases the threshing capability of the rasp bar threshing cylinder while simultaneously capturing additional threshed grain. Moreover, the cover plate assembly of the present invention enables a single set of concave grate assemblies to better harvest a wider variety of crop types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventor: Brian Robertson
  • Patent number: 10856057
    Abstract: Methods and devices for manipulating optical signals. In one example, a LCOS (liquid crystal on silicon) device includes a surface bearing an anti-reflection structure. The anti-reflection structure includes i) a physical surface having a topography with features having lateral dimensions of less than 2000 nm and having an average refraction index which decreases with distance away from the surface; and ii) a configuration of the topography, averaged over lateral dimensions of greater than 2000 nm, varies with lateral position on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Cambridge Enterprise Limited
    Inventors: Daping Chu, Brian Robertson
  • Patent number: 10846729
    Abstract: A system for validating, redeeming, and financially settling coupons is described. The system includes a real time network through which a Point-of-Sale (POS) device communicates with an Intelligent Clearing Network (ICN) server. The ICN server is configured to run a real time application while in communication with the POS device, wherein the POS device transmits coupon data elements read at the POS device and other consumer transaction information including universal product codes purchased, and transaction details to the ICN server via the network. The ICN server validates the coupon data elements and provides the POS device information in order to redeem coupons. Apparatus and computer readable media are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: INTELLIGENT CLEARING NETWORK, INC.
    Inventors: Richard B. Thibedeau, Brian Schulte, Michael Skelton, Gary Oakley, Jon Robertson
  • Publication number: 20200322753
    Abstract: To calibrate a device, a system receives an indication of current weather conditions at a geographic area, obtains, from a database, elevation data for the geographic area, and generating expected measurements of atmospheric pressure at the geographic area using the indication of weather conditions and the elevation data for the geographic area. The system then causes at least one mobile device located in the geographic area and equipped with a barometer to calibrate the barometer using the expected measurements of atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Patrick Robertson, Brian Williams, Maria Jesus Garcia Puyol, Etienne Le Grand, Mohammed Khider, Luigi Bruno
  • Publication number: 20200279240
    Abstract: A system and method for applications of computer vision in linking users with virtual data that can include detecting digital interaction state of a plurality of subjects in an environment using at least one sensor-based monitoring system; detecting a contextual organization of subjects relative to an operator station; at the operator station, augmenting the user interface based on the contextual organization of subjects which comprises of at least: presenting a set of subject indicators in the user interface with the subject indicators arranged in response to contextual organization, and in response to received user interaction with at least one selected subject indicator, accessing the digital interaction state of the subject associated the at least one subject indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: William Glaser, Scott Robertson, Daniel Bennett Lythcott-Haims, Brian Van Osdol
  • Publication number: 20200253126
    Abstract: The present invention comprises multiple embodiments of an automated, dynamic cover plate system, which may be quickly attached, detached and adjusted to the exterior of a concave grate of a combine harvester in order to adjust the flow characteristics of the concave or separator grate assemblies. The automated, dynamic cover plate system improves the threshing capability of the rasp bar threshing cylinder while simultaneously capturing additional threshed grain. The automated, dynamic cover plate system of the present invention is designed to be controlled, either manually or automatically, by the operator of the combine harvester or by a computerized or automated intelligence system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventor: Brian Robertson
  • Patent number: 10740215
    Abstract: The invention relates to an API Validator that allows developers to rate their Open API Specification (e.g., swagger files, API contracts) based on the standards for building APIs. The tool may parse the contract and look for compliance (or non-compliance) with the standards, using algorithms. A detailed report and overall score is presented to the developer once the contract has been checked. An embodiment of the present is directed to a plug-in that enables metrics generation as part of an automated build process. An embodiment of the present invention provides an integration process that enables a developer or other user to automatically resolve validation issues identified with APIs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Jonathan Lowe, James A. Helly, Brian Scott, Graham Robertson
  • Patent number: 10700804
    Abstract: We describe a wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) reconfigurable optical switch, the switch comprising: a set of arrays of optical beam connections, each comprising an array of optical outputs and having an optical input to receive a WDM input optical signal; a first diffractive element to demultiplexed said WDM input optical signal into a plurality of demultiplexed optical input beams, and to disperse said demultiplexed optical input beams spatially along a first axis; first relay optics between said set of arrays of optical beam connections and said first diffractive element; and a reconfigurable holographic array comprising a 2D array of reconfigurable sub-holograms defining sub-hologram rows and columns; wherein said arrays of said set of arrays are at least one dimensional arrays extending spatially in a direction parallel to said first axis and arranged in a column defining a second axis orthogonal to said first axis; wherein said sub-hologram rows are aligned along said first axis, and wherein said s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Roadmap Systems LTD
    Inventors: Brian Robertson, Daping Chu, Haining Yang, Peter John Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 10694325
    Abstract: Positioning mobile devices in a three-dimensional space includes receiving multiple traces, each trace corresponding to a sequence of atmospheric pressure readings from a respective mobile device, receiving indications of signals received by the mobile devices from signal sources concurrently with the atmospheric pressure readings, generate similarity metrics for the multiple traces using the indications of other signals received by the mobile devices, the similarity metrics being indicative of associations between the signal sources and the atmospheric pressure readings, and determine estimated changes in elevation over time for the multiple traces using the generated similarity metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Robertson, Brian Williams, Maria Jesus Garcia Puyol, Etienne Le Grand, Mohammed Khider, Luigi Bruno
  • Patent number: 10587936
    Abstract: A wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) reconfigurable optical switch, the switch has at least one optical input port to receive a WDM input optical signal comprising a plurality of wavelength channels; a plurality of optical output ports; a reconfigurable holographic array on an optical path between the at least one optical input port and the plurality of optical output ports; and at least one diffractive element on an optical path between at least one optical input port and the reconfigurable holographic array, to demultiplex the WDM input optical signal into a plurality of demultiplexed optical input beam channels, and to disperse the demultiplexed optical input beam channels spatially along a first axis on said the reconfigurable holographic array; and the switch further comprises one or more beam profiling optical elements to modify transverse beam profiles of the demultiplexed optical input beam channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Roadmap Systems Ltd
    Inventors: Haining Yang, Daping Chu, Brian Robertson
  • Patent number: 10555752
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a mechanical thrombectomy device that includes a catheter assembly with a basket assembly formed of a proximal hub and a distal hub; a flexible tube having a first end attached to the proximal hub and a second end attached to the distal hub; and a plurality of basket wires. The flexible tube may be laser-cut to allow for bending, elongation, and compression. The basket wires each have a first end attached to the proximal hub and a second end attached to the distal hub. The basket wires are disposed around the flexible tube and configured to expand to a preset shape. The basket assembly is attached to a distal end of a rotatable shaft. A drive assembly is configured to rotate the rotatable shaft to rotate the basket assembly. The basket assembly when rotated is configured to macerate a material proximate to the basket assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFLEX MEDICAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Taylor Robertson, Brian K. Roth, Wade K. Trexler, Richard E. Bohn, David Rowe, Rodney Wilmer Denlinger, Eugene Skelton, Anthony Wright, Ronan Benson
  • Publication number: 20200021383
    Abstract: We describe a wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) reconfigurable optical switch, the switch comprising: a set of arrays of optical beam connections, each comprising an array of optical outputs and having an optical input to receive a WDM input optical signal; a first diffractive element to demultiplexed said WDM input optical signal into a plurality of demultiplexed optical input beams, and to disperse said demultiplexed optical input beams spatially along a first axis; first relay optics between said set of arrays of optical beam connections and said first diffractive element; and a reconfigurable holographic array comprising a 2D array of reconfigurable sub-holograms defining sub-hologram rows and columns; wherein said arrays of said set of arrays are at least one dimensional arrays extending spatially in a direction parallel to said first axis and arranged in a column defining a second axis orthogonal to said first axis; wherein said sub-hologram rows are aligned along said first axis, and wherein said s
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Brian Robertson, Daping Chu, Haining Yang, Peter John Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 10491322
    Abstract: A wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) reconfigurable optical switch. The switch has a set of arrays of optical beam connections, each comprising an array of optical outputs and having an optical input to receive a WDM input optical signal; a first diffractive element to demultiplexed the WDM input optical signal into a plurality of demultiplexed optical input beams, and to disperse said demultiplexed optical input beams spatially along a first axis; first relay optics between the set of arrays of optical beam connections and the first diffractive element; and a reconfigurable holographic array comprising a 2D array of reconfigurable sub-holograms defining sub-hologram rows and columns. The arrays of said set of arrays and the sub-hologram rows and columns are arranged and aligned in particular ways so that wavelength channels of the WDM input signal for each array can be steered within the device towards a selected optical output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Roadmap Systems Ltd
    Inventors: Brian Robertson, Daping Chu, Haining Yang, Peter John Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 10441906
    Abstract: A wedging apparatus for a vibrating separator including an outer polygonal surface to secure a screen to the vibrating separator, wherein the outer polygonal surface extends substantially along the length of a screening surface of the vibrating separator is disclosed. A screen for a vibratory separator including a frame having a top surface and a bottom surface, and at least one filter element connected to the frame, wherein the bottom surface comprises a wedge engagement profile is also disclosed. A vibrating separator apparatus including a first side wall, a second side wall opposite the first side wall, a bottom wall connecting the first side wall and the second side wall, a first screen having a top surface and a bottom surface, at least one wedging apparatus disposed along the length of the bottom surface of the first screen is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: M-I L.L.C., UNITED WIRE, LTD
    Inventors: Benjamin Lanning Holton, Brian S. Carr, Graham Robertson, John Fedders
  • Patent number: 10437700
    Abstract: A method of tracing transactions on an integrated circuit chip. The method comprises, for each transaction: extracting the transaction from interconnect circuitry of the integrated circuit chip, the transaction comprising an address signal and a data signal; applying a filtering condition to the address signal; only if the address signal does not fail the filtering condition, storing the address signal in an address trace buffer; storing the data signal in a data trace buffer; applying a triggering condition to the stored transaction; and outputting the stored transaction if the stored transaction matches the triggering condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: UltraSoC Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Iain Craig Robertson, Andrew Brian Thomas Hopkins, Michael Jonathan Thyer
  • Publication number: 20190273631
    Abstract: A communication device configured to communicate according to a data protocol in which data is carried in packets over a serial data link and the communication device is arranged: to form packets for transmission over the link in such a way that every packet commences with a first bit value; and between transmitting successive packets to continuously transmit a second bit value opposite to the first bit value over the link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Brian Thomas Hopkins, Iain Craig Robertson
  • Publication number: 20190211139
    Abstract: In some aspects, the present disclosure provides epoxy resins from an epoxide containing aromatic compound. The epoxy resin may further comprise one or more curing agents which change the properties of the epoxy resin. Also described herein are methods of preparing epoxy resins using the epoxide containing aromatic compounds and materials prepared with them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM
    Inventors: Megan ROBERTSON, Guozhen YANG, Brian ROHDE
  • Patent number: D901546
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: Brian Robertson
  • Patent number: D908549
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Brian Robertson