Patents by Inventor Bruce Martin

Bruce Martin 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: 20210364215
    Abstract: A refrigerator having an ice and water dispenser has a seal to sealingly engage the ice compartment when the refrigerator door is closed. The seal is flexible to accommodate manufacturing tolerance. The seal may be impregnated with a friction reducing agent to increase life of the seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Michael A. BOWEN, Bruce A. KOPF, Dean A. MARTIN, Chad J. ROTTER, Scott W. LEIMKUEHLER, Lawrence J. ERTZ
  • Publication number: 20210355779
    Abstract: A degradable plug device for a pipe has an outer plug body and an inner plug for preventing fluid flow through the pipe until the inner plug has been removed from the outer plug body. The outer plug body and the inner plug are of a degradable material. The inner plug has a chamber with at least one port to the exterior of the inner plug. The exposed surfaces of the degradable plug have a protective layer thereon. The inner plug is disposable in at least a first position, in which the inner plug prevents the fluid flow through the pipe. The inner plug is adapted to undergo, in use, a degradation initiation operation such that fluid is able to enter the chamber via the at least one port to initiate corrosion or dissolution of the inner plug from inside the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: Robertson Intellectual Properties, LLC
    Inventors: George Bruce Martin, Michael C. Robertson, Antony F. Grattan, Douglas J. Streibich
  • Publication number: 20210338864
    Abstract: Electronic gaming devices and other gaming equipment include, or are retrofitted with, ultraviolet (“UV”) light sources to disinfect surfaces as well as hardware features and software features to manage UV disinfection cycles and report results of UV disinfection cycles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Urban, Roberto Coppola, Rajendrasinh Jadeja, Frank Rodriguez, Nimish Purohit, Sandra Apple, Alfred Thomas, Scott Hendrickson, Stephen Shaffer, JR., Xiaoqiang Gong, Joseph Kaminkow, Christopher Cleveland, Ariel Turgel, Daniel Harden, Akifusa Nakazawa, Benjamin Martin
  • Patent number: 11098941
    Abstract: A refrigerator having an ice and water dispenser has a seal to sealingly engage the ice compartment when the refrigerator door is closed. The seal is flexible to accommodate manufacturing tolerance. The seal may be impregnated with a friction reducing agent to increase life of the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael A. Bowen, Bruce A. Kopf, Dean A. Martin, Chad J. Rotter, Scott W. Leimkuehler, Lawrence J. Ertz
  • Patent number: 11072991
    Abstract: A degradable plug device for a pipe has an outer plug body and an inner plug for preventing fluid flow through the pipe until the inner plug has been removed from the outer plug body. The outer plug body and the inner plug are of a degradable material. The inner plug has a chamber with at least one port to the exterior of the inner plug. The exposed surfaces of the degradable plug have a protective layer thereon. The inner plug is disposable in at least a first position, in which the inner plug prevents the fluid flow through the pipe. The inner plug is adapted to undergo, in use, a degradation initiation operation such that fluid is able to enter the chamber via the at least one port to initiate corrosion or dissolution of the inner plug from inside the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Robertson Intellectual Properties, LLC
    Inventors: George Bruce Martin, Michael C. Robertson, Antony F. Grattan, Douglas J. Streibich
  • Patent number: 10891594
    Abstract: Described herein is a computer implemented method for generating a calendar interface. The method includes determining a total time period value indicating a total time period to be displayed, determining a segment duration, determining an interval duration, calculating timeline coordinates defining a timeline extending from a foreground of the display to a background of the display and having a perspective appearance, and displaying a timeline in accordance with the timeline coordinates. The timeline coordinates define the timeline to have a plurality of segments, each segment representing a period of time within the total time period equal to the segment duration. Each segment is composed of a plurality of timeline intervals, each timeline interval representing a period of time within the total time period equal to the interval duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: MRP SYSTEMS PTY LTD
    Inventor: Bruce Martin
  • Patent number: 10735472
    Abstract: The container deployment system of the present disclosure provides systems and processes to perform authorization of each unique container instance by the enterprise organization that published the container image and requested the container instance. A controller may be programmed or configured to apply one or more authorization policies to determine if a container instance should be executed or not. The authorization policies may include rules that restrict the number of containers running, cost consideration for executing a container, violations of time constraints for the execution of a container image, and violations of location constraints for execution of a container image, among other variations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Wainner, Bruce Martins, Christopher Holmes
  • Publication number: 20200062303
    Abstract: A wheel suspension device having a single-wheel steering for a motor vehicle with driving of the steered wheels, having a steering knuckle spring-suspended on the vehicle chassis for rotatably supporting a vehicle wheel. The steering knuckle can be pivoted about a pivot axis by means of the single-wheel steering. The single-wheel steering includes a worm gear having a worm wheel, which is rotationally fixed to the steering knuckle and arranged coaxially with the pivot axis, and which meshes with a worm, by means of which the worm wheel can be rotated about the pivot axis and which can be driven by a steering motor arranged on the vehicle chassis by way of a steering drive shaft in the form of an articulated shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicants: THYSSENKRUPP PRESTA AG, thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventors: Josef ALTHAUS, Kristian MURKOVIC, Björn-bruce MARTIN
  • Publication number: 20200032611
    Abstract: The invention relates to a degradable plug device (12, 13, 41, 110, 140) for a pipe (10). The plug device has an outer plug body (16) and an inner plug (14) for preventing fluid flow through the pipe (10) until it or a part thereof has been removed from the outer plug body (16). The outer plug body 16 ( ) and the inner plug (14) are formed of a degradable material, such as magnesium. The inner plug (14) has a chamber (22) with a port (24) to the exterior of the inner plug (14). The exposed surfaces of the degradable plug (12, 13, 41) have a protective layer thereon. The inner plug (14) is disposable in at least a first position, in which the inner plug (14) prevents said fluid flow through the pipe (10), and is adapted to undergo, in use, a degradation initiation operation, such that fluid is able to enter the chamber (22) to initiate corrosion or dissolution of the inner plug (14) from inside the chamber (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: George Bruce Martin, Michael C. Robertson, Antony F. Grattan, Douglas J. Streibich
  • Publication number: 20200021615
    Abstract: The container deployment system of the present disclosure provides systems and processes to perform authorization of each unique container instance by the enterprise organization that published the container image and requested the container instance. A controller may be programmed or configured to apply one or more authorization policies to determine if a container instance should be executed or not. The authorization policies may include rules that restrict the number of containers running, cost consideration for executing a container, violations of time constraints for the execution of a container image, and violations of location constraints for execution of a container image, among other variations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Scott Wainner, Bruce Martins, Christopher Holmes
  • Publication number: 20190060162
    Abstract: An intimate accessory system has a phallic device support arm including a first end and a second end opposite the first end; an extension arm portion between the first end and the second end; a gripping handle portion disposed at the first end, the gripping handle portion dimensioned and configured to receive a grip of a human user; a phallic device coupling portion disposed at the second end, the phallic device coupling portion dimensioned and configured to removeably couple to a phallic device; and a hook portion forming an arcuate shape between the phallic device coupling portion and the extension arm portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventor: Bruce Martin
  • Publication number: 20170124517
    Abstract: Described herein is a computer implemented method for generating a calendar interface. The method includes determining a total time period value indicating a total time period to be displayed, determining a segment duration, determining an interval duration, calculating timeline coordinates defining a timeline extending from a foreground of the display to a background of the display and having a perspective appearance, and displaying a timeline in accordance with the timeline coordinates. The timeline coordinates define the timeline to have a plurality of segments, each segment representing a period of time within the total time period equal to the segment duration. Each segment is composed of a plurality of timeline intervals, each timeline interval representing a period of time within the total time period equal to the interval duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventor: Bruce Martin
  • Patent number: 8917916
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of simulating the output of a medical imaging device, the medical imaging device being operable to image an anatomical structure, and the method including: accessing model data representing a model of the anatomical structure; accessing selection data representing a selected region of the anatomical structure to be imaged; and processing the selection data and the model data to generate output data representing a simulation of the output of the medical imaging device when imaging the selected region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventors: Colin Bruce Martin, Susan Jane Wright, Andrew Smith, Adam William Jon Cubitt
  • Publication number: 20130287474
    Abstract: A refillable toothpaste dispensing toothbrush has a toothpaste containing capsule for dispensing toothpaste through the bristle head of the toothbrush. The toothpaste capsule can be filled using any standard toothpaste tube. Grooves in the toothpaste passageway prevent clogging of toothpaste in the toothbrush. In an alternate embodiment, the dispensing toothbrush also contains a sonic vibrating device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Bruce Martin, Audrey Rose Erb
  • Publication number: 20130246317
    Abstract: Systems and methods for assessing the likelihood of a student of an educational institution failing a particular course taken by the student. Configuration data that identifies, for a particular course, a plurality of grade book applications, a plurality of student information systems, and a plurality of learning management systems is stored in the memory of a computing device. A processor receives, via adapters, input data from grade book applications, student information systems, and learning management systems. The adapters transform the input data into a standard risk model for the processor to generate, based on the received risk data, a signal indicative of a likelihood of a student failing a particular course.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: SOPHIA PURCHASER COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventor: BRUCE MARTIN
  • Patent number: 8496393
    Abstract: A refillable toothpaste dispensing toothbrush has a toothpaste containing capsule for dispensing toothpaste through the bristle head of the toothbrush. The toothpaste capsule can be filled using any standard toothpaste tube. Grooves in the toothpaste passageway prevent clogging of toothpaste in the toothbrush. In an alternate embodiment, the dispensing toothbrush also contains a sonic vibrating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Inventors: Bruce Martin, Audrey Rose Erb
  • Patent number: 8321899
    Abstract: A system for delivering video products to a subscriber unit includes: (a) at least one subscriber unit equipped for processing video signals; (b) a telecommunication network coupled with the at least one subscriber unit; and (c) at least one video provider station coupled with the telecommunication network. Each respective video provider station is responsive to a predetermined call code for providing a predetermined video product to a particular subscriber unit via the telecommunication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Anne Yin-Fee Lee, Ronald Bruce Martin
  • Patent number: D764178
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Inventor: Bruce Martin Taylor, Jr.
  • Patent number: D774696
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: MONGOOSE RAZORS, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Martin Weber, Matthew Benjamin Glass, Robindra K. Mukherjee
  • Patent number: D935799
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Camco Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Andrew Angel, Brandon Wayne Blakely, Blake Martin, Austin Hugh McGugan