Patents by Inventor Christopher Roberts

Christopher 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).

  • Publication number: 20220142670
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are sealing devices configured for improving sealing functionality with an engaged extension member of an apparatus. More specifically, disclosed herein are trocar sealing devices configured for improving insufflation gas containment in relation to trocars (and/or other related type of devices) that are used for enabling a surgical instrument such, for example, a laparoscope, to gain access to an abdominal cavity (or other body cavity). By providing for such improved insufflation gas containment, sealing devices as disclosed herein are particularly advantageous, desirable and useful in view of long-standing reasons for limiting insufflation gas leakage and in view of newly recognized reasons stemming from outbreak of COVID-19 disease for limiting insufflation gas leakage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: ClearCam Inc.
    Inventors: James Landon Gilkey, Christopher Robert Idelson
  • Publication number: 20220144178
    Abstract: A vehicle module system is disclosed. The system includes a track assembly operably coupled with a body of a vehicle. One or more modules may be removably and slidably coupled with the track assembly. The modules include base structure defining an attachment point. A rail feature is disposed along a bottom portion of the base structure. An attachment feature having a retainer for removably coupling to the attachment point to the base structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Prozzi, Tyler Carpenter, Jeremy John Malick, John Galin, Christopher Robert Westfall, Andres Almeida Senatore, Daniel Boccuccia, Siddharthan Selvasekar
  • Publication number: 20220142669
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are sealing devices configured for improving sealing functionality with an engaged extension member of an apparatus. More specifically, disclosed herein are trocar sealing devices configured for improving insufflation gas containment in relation to trocars (and/or other related type of devices) that are used for enabling a surgical instrument such, for example, a laparoscope, to gain access to an abdominal cavity (or other body cavity). By providing for such improved insufflation gas containment, sealing devices as disclosed herein are particularly advantageous, desirable and useful in view of long-standing reasons for limiting insufflation gas leakage and in view of newly recognized reasons stemming from outbreak of COVID-19 disease for limiting insufflation gas leakage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: ClearCam Inc.
    Inventors: James Landon Gilkey, Christopher Robert Idelson
  • Publication number: 20220150052
    Abstract: A computing device includes an array of addressable elements. Each addressable element is a hardware element that generates a substantially consistent response when interrogated. The device includes a processor coupled to the array of addressable elements and configured to communicate using a communication network. The processor receives a public key, and processes the public key to produce at least a set of addresses. Each address in the set of addresses identifies one or more hardware elements in the array of addressable elements. The processor generates a set of responses by interrogating the one or more hardware elements in the array of addressable elements identified by the set of addresses according to a set of reading instructions, appends the responses in the set of responses to generate a private key, receives an encrypted message and decrypts the encrypted message using the private key to generate an unencrypted message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Bertrand F CAMBOU, Christopher Robert PHILABAUM, Donald A. TELESCA, JR.
  • Publication number: 20220142673
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are sealing devices configured for improving sealing functionality with an engaged extension member of an apparatus. More specifically, disclosed herein are trocar sealing devices configured for improving insufflation gas containment in relation to trocars (and/or other related type of devices) that are used for enabling a surgical instrument such, for example, a laparoscope, to gain access to an abdominal cavity (or other body cavity). By providing for such improved insufflation gas containment, sealing devices as disclosed herein are particularly advantageous, desirable and useful in view of long-standing reasons for limiting insufflation gas leakage and in view of newly recognized reasons stemming from outbreak of COVID-19 disease for limiting insufflation gas leakage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: ClearCam Inc.
    Inventors: James Landon Gilkey, Christopher Robert Idelson
  • Publication number: 20220146903
    Abstract: An apparatus includes: an optical phased array (e.g., on a photonic integrated circuit), a focusing element, which can be at a fixed position relative to the optical phased array and configured to receive an optical beam from the optical phased array, and a steering element, which can be at a fixed position relative to the focusing element and configured to transmit the optical beam received from the focusing element. In some implementations, at least one of the focusing element or the steering element is externally coupled to the photonic integrated circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Robert Watts, Katia Shtyrkova, Christopher Vincent Poulton, Ehsan Shah Hosseini, Benjamin Roy Moss
  • Patent number: 11328215
    Abstract: Methods for providing a computer implemented medical diagnosis are provided. In one aspect, a method includes receiving an input from a user comprising at least one symptom of the user, and providing the at least one symptom as an input to a medical model. The method also includes deriving estimates of the probability of the user having a disease from the discriminative model, inputting the estimates to the inference engine, performing approximate inference on the probabilistic graphical model to obtain a prediction of the probability that the user has that disease, and outputting the probability of the user having the disease for display by a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Babylon Partners Limited
    Inventors: Laura Helen Douglas, Pavel Myshkov, Robert Walecki, Iliyan Radev Zarov, Konstantinos Gourgoulias, Christopher Lucas, Christopher Robert Hart, Adam Philip Baker, Maneesh Sahani, Iurii Perov, Saurabh Johri
  • Patent number: 11320647
    Abstract: Alloys of GeSbSeTe (GSST) can be used to make actively tunable infrared transmission filters that are small, fast, and solid-state. These filters can be used for hyperspectral imaging, 3D LIDAR, portable bio/chem sensing systems, thermal emission control, and tunable filters. GSST is a low-loss phase-change material that can switch from a low-index (n=3), amorphous state to a high-index (n=4.5), hexagonal state with low loss (k<0.3) over a wavelength range of 2-10 microns or more. The GSST thickness can be selected to provide pure phase modulation, pure amplitude modulation, or coupled phase and amplitude modulation. GSST can be switched thermally in an oven, optically with visible light, or electrically via Joule heating at speeds from kilohertz to Gigahertz. It operates with reversible and polarization independent transmission switching over a wide incident angle (e.g., 0-60 degrees).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Jeffrey Chou, Vladimir Liberman, Juejun Hu, Yifei Zhang, William Herzog, Jason Stewart, Christopher Roberts
  • Patent number: 11316741
    Abstract: A system for providing policy-controlled communication between a plurality of different cloud computing environments includes a user interface that receives configuration settings to be applied to a plurality of first instances within a first cloud computing environment and a plurality of second instances within a second cloud computing environment. The system also includes a plurality of collectors that retrieve information from the first cloud computing environment and the second cloud computing environment, and a controller that determines policies for the plurality of first instances and the plurality of second instances as functions of the configuration settings and the information. Further, the system includes a configurator that applies the policies to the plurality of first instances and the plurality of second instances; a first tester that inspects operations of the plurality of first instances and detects violations of the policies; and an enforcer that responds to the detected violations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Netskope, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Michael Bosanac, Christopher Robert Geeringh, Jason Eggleston, Lonhyn Jasinskyj, John Sengenberger
  • Publication number: 20220106127
    Abstract: A vacuum holder for articles, a combination of a vacuum holder and an article, a system for holding and conveying articles, and a method for holding and conveying articles are disclosed. The vacuum holder includes a main body having a surface and an air passageway leading to the surface, and a valve joined to the main body and in fluid communication with the air passageway. The vacuum holder includes an extensible skirt gasket with an opening therein. An article can be placed adjacent to the surface of the main body, and a vacuum can be drawn through the air passageway to hold the article to the vacuum holder. The valve maintains the vacuum between the article and the vacuum holder without being connected to a vacuum source, until it is desired to release the article from the vacuum holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher Robert LYMAN, Jason Matthew ORNDORFF, Marcus SHEN
  • Patent number: 11292127
    Abstract: A method for controlling a mechanical system having a plurality of components interlinked by a plurality of driven joints, the method comprising: measuring torques or forces about or at the driven joints and forming a load signal representing the measured torques or forces; receiving a motion demand signal representing a desired state of the system; implementing an impedance control algorithm in dependence on the motion demand signal and the load signal to form a target signal indicating a target configuration for each of the driven joints; measuring the configuration of each of the driven joints and forming a state signal representing the measured configurations; and forming a set of drive signals for the joints by, for each joint, comparing the target configuration of that joint as indicated by the target signal to the measured configuration of that joint as indicated by the state signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: CMR Surgical Limited
    Inventors: Edward John Mottram, Gordon Thomas Deane, Edward Tucker, Graham Veitch, Paul Christopher Roberts
  • Patent number: 11289084
    Abstract: Provided are methods, systems, and devices for generating semantic objects and an output based on the detection or recognition of the state of an environment that includes objects. State data, based in part on sensor output, can be received from one or more sensors that detect a state of an environment including objects. Based in part on the state data, semantic objects are generated. The semantic objects can correspond to the objects and include a set of attributes. Based in part on the set of attributes of the semantic objects, one or more operating modes, associated with the semantic objects can be determined. Based in part on the one or more operating modes, object outputs associated with the semantic objects can be generated. The object outputs can include one or more visual indications or one or more audio indications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Tim Wantland, Donald A. Barnett, David Matthew Jones, Christopher Breithaupt, Brett Aladdin Barros, Allison Lee Stanfield, Nicholas Aceves, Megan Elizabeth Fazio, Christopher Robert Conover
  • Patent number: 11274103
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel compounds of Formula (I) and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, hydrates, tautomers, stereoisomers, isotopically labeled derivatives, and compositions thereof. Also provided are methods and kits involving the compounds or compositions for treating or preventing proliferative diseases, e.g., cancers (e.g., breast cancer, prostate cancer, lymphoma, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer, neuroblastoma, or colorectal cancer), benign neoplasms, angiogenesis, inflammatory diseases, fibrosis (e.g., polycystic kidney disease), autoinflammatory diseases, and autoimmune diseases in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Syros Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason J. Marineau, Kevin Sprott, Stephane Ciblat, Christopher Roberts, Yi Zhang, Francis Beaumier, Luce Lépissier, Boubacar Sow, Peter B. Rahi, Robin Larouche-Gauthier, Lauren Berstler
  • Publication number: 20220075504
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques to facilitate vehicular incident reenactment using three-dimensional (3D) representations. The techniques include presenting an image including 3D representations of one vehicle and one non-vehicular object related to a vehicular incident. The operations further include providing a message that requests manipulation of the 3D representations to reenact the vehicular incident. The operations further include receiving input and generating a 3D reenactment of the vehicular incident that includes the 3D representations of the at least one vehicle and at least one non-vehicular object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Rebecca A. Little, Christopher Robert Galante
  • Publication number: 20220076828
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for developing a probabilistic graphical representation, the probabilistic graphical representation comprising nodes and links between the nodes indicating a relationship between the nodes, wherein the nodes represent conditions, the method comprising: using a language model to produce a context aware embedding for said condition; enhancing said embedding with one or more features to produce an enhanced embedded vector; and using a machine learning model to map said enhanced embedded vector to a value, wherein said value is related to the node representing said condition or a neighbouring node, wherein said machine learning model has been trained using said enhanced embedded vectors and observed values corresponding to said enhanced embedded vectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Yuanzhao ZHANG, Robert WALECKI, Iurii PEROV, Adam Philip BAKER, Christopher Robert HART, Sara Marisa da Nazaré LOURENÇO, Joanne Rebecca WINTER, Saurabh JOHRI
  • Patent number: 11267368
    Abstract: A vehicle module system is disclosed. The system includes a track assembly operably coupled with a body of a vehicle. One or more modules may be removably and slidably coupled with the track assembly. The modules include base structure defining an attachment point. A rail feature is disposed along a bottom portion of the base structure. An attachment feature having a retainer for removably coupling to the attachment point to the base structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Prozzi, Tyler Carpenter, Jeremy John Malick, John Galin, Christopher Robert Westfall, Andres Almeida Senatore, Daniel Boccuccia, Siddharthan Selvasekar
  • Patent number: 11265151
    Abstract: A computing device includes an array of addressable elements. Each addressable element is a hardware element that generates a substantially consistent response when interrogated. The device includes a processor coupled to the array of addressable elements and configured to communicate using a communication network. The processor receives a public key, and processes the public key to produce at least a set of addresses. Each address in the set of addresses identifies one or more hardware elements in the array of addressable elements. The processor generates a set of responses by interrogating the one or more hardware elements in the array of addressable elements identified by the set of addresses according to a set of reading instructions, appends the responses in the set of responses to generate a private key, receives an encrypted message and decrypts the encrypted message using the private key to generate an unencrypted message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignees: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Northern Arizona University, Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Bertrand F Cambou, Christopher Robert Philabaum, Donald A. Telesca, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20220058726
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems, and machine readable mediums for online competitive payment bidding and route selection. A payment route matching and selection service may be a network accessible computer based service which allows banks to submit payment requests that are bid on by banks that wish to handle the payment, or part of the payment. Payment requests may specify one or more desired payment properties (such as cost, speed, and the like). Bids may specify offered payment properties (e.g., cost, speed, and the like). The payment route matching and selection service may then attempt to find a payment route (including zero or more payment legs) that most closely (relative to the other routes) matches the desired payment properties of the payment request based upon the offered payment properties of the submitted bids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher Robert Miller, Lauren Gray Bergsland, Kristin K. Koppelman, Sridhar Uppaluri, Jeremy Craig Rose
  • Publication number: 20220048927
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel compounds of Formulas (I) and (II) and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, hydrates, tautomers, stereoisomers, isotopically labeled derivatives, and compositions thereof. Also provided are methods and kits involving the compounds or compositions for treating or preventing proliferative diseases, e.g., cancers (e.g., breast cancer, prostate cancer, lymphoma, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer, neuroblastoma, or colorectal cancer), benign neoplasms, angio genesis, inflammatory diseases, fibrosis (e.g., polycystic kidney disease), autoinflammatory diseases, and autoimmune diseases in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Jason J. Marineau, Peter B Rahl, Kevin Sprott, Stephane Ciblat, Boubacar Sow, Robin Larouche-Gauthier, Lauren Berstler, Christopher Roberts, Yi Zhang, Francis Beaumier, Luce Lépissier
  • Patent number: D947599
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Flashbay Electronics Hong Kong Limited
    Inventor: James Christopher Roberts