Patents by Inventor Daniel Robins

Daniel Robins 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: 9981610
    Abstract: This envelope is an automobile accessory adapted to fit between the center console of an automobile and either the driver's seat or the passenger's seat, to catch items that fall in the space between the seat and the console. The sides of this envelope are made of flexible polymeric material that allows it to compress to fit in this space. The resilient force generated as the sides of the envelope seek to return to their uncompressed shape holds the envelope fairly securely in the space. Yet a user is able to slide the envelope into and out of the space easily. The envelope can be used to store items as well as to catch dropped ones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Threeman LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Robins
  • Publication number: 20160280140
    Abstract: This envelope is an automobile accessory adapted to fit between the center console of an automobile and either the driver's seat or the passenger's seat, to catch items that fall in the space between the seat and the console. The sides of this envelope are made of flexible polymeric material that allows it to compress to fit in this space. The resilient force generated as the sides of the envelope seek to return to their uncompressed shape holds the envelope fairly securely in the space. Yet a user is able to slide the envelope into and out of the space easily. The envelope can be used to store items as well as to catch dropped ones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: Threeman LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Robins
  • Publication number: 20160107668
    Abstract: A folding carrying case includes an internal compartment pivotally retaining a pair of support members therein. One of the support members is pivotally attached to an inner surface of the carrying case and includes a passage for retaining a cup therein. The other support member is pivotally attached the one support member and in an active position is inclined for supporting a mobile device thereon. The carrying case further includes an upstanding flange for receiving and retaining a strap of a purse or other carrying device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventor: Daniel ROBINS
  • Patent number: 8851813
    Abstract: A variable grip blind rivet has a rivet body with a first shank adapted to be inserted into a hole in a workpiece and having an axial bore, and a flange at a first end of the first shank for abutting the workpiece when the first shank is inserted into the hole in the workpiece. A mandrel has a head, for engaging a second end of the first shank, and a second shank adapted to extend through the axial bore. The head has an abutment portion for abutting the first end of the first shank. At least one protrusion adjacent the abutment portion defines a recess for receiving the first end of the first shank during setting of the rivet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Robin Smith, Steven Victor Jones, Graham Frank Harry Williams, Harold Martin Bone, John Davies, David John Brookes
  • Patent number: 8600723
    Abstract: A method for modeling and simulating a system comprising first and second interrelated components is disclosed. The method comprises modeling the behavior of said first and second components using first and second specifications. Each of said first and second specifications includes a functional specification and an associated simulation element. The method further comprises simulating the behavior of said first and second components using said first and second specifications. The simulation elements communicate with one another to provide a simulation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Mentor Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Robin Parker, Christopher Jones, Jason Sotiris Polychronopoulos
  • Publication number: 20130287516
    Abstract: A variable grip blind rivet has a rivet body with a first shank adapted to be inserted into a hole in a workpiece and having an axial bore, and a flange at a first end of the first shank for abutting the workpiece when the first shank is inserted into the hole in the workpiece. A mandrel has a head, for engaging a second end of the first shank, and a second shank adapted to extend through the axial bore. The head has an abutment portion for abutting the first end of the first shank. At least one protrusion adjacent the abutment portion defines a recess for receiving the first end of the first shank during setting of the rivet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Daniel Robin SMITH, Steven Victor JONES, Graham Frank Harry WILLIAMS, Harold Martin BONE, John DAVIES, David John BROOKES
  • Patent number: 8491243
    Abstract: A variable grip blind rivet includes a tubular rivet body and a mandrel. The rivet body has a first shank, insertable into a hole in a workpiece, and a flange at a first end of the first shank for abutting the workpiece when so inserted. The mandrel has a head, for engaging a second end of the first shank, and a second shank adapted to extend through the axial bore of the rivet body. The head has an abutment portion for abutting the first end of the first shank, and the second shank has a first reduced diameter portion adapted to break when a predetermined tensile is loaded applied. At least one protrusion adjacent the abutment portion defines a recess for receiving the first end of the first shank during setting of the rivet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Robin Smith, Steven Victor Jones, Graham Frank Harry Williams, Harold Martin Bone, John Davies, David John Brookes
  • Publication number: 20120259610
    Abstract: A method for modeling and simulating a system comprising first and second interrelated components is disclosed. The method comprises modeling the behavior of said first and second components using first and second specifications. Each of said first and second specifications includes a functional specification and an associated simulation element. The method further comprises simulating the behavior of said first and second components using said first and second specifications. The simulation elements communicate with one another to provide a simulation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: Daniel Robin Parker, Christopher Jones, Jason Sotiris Polychronopoulos
  • Publication number: 20120205935
    Abstract: An automobile accessory comprising an envelope that fits between the center console of an automobile and either the front driver's seat, or the front passenger's seat, for catching items that would otherwise end up between an automobile seat and the center console or under the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel Robins
  • Patent number: 8162189
    Abstract: Multiple embodiments of an automobile accessory comprising an envelope that fits between the center console of an automobile and either the front driver's seat, or the front passenger's seat, for catching items that would otherwise end up between an automobile seat and the center console or under the seat. In addition, the accessory may act as a convenient storage location for items intentionally placed inside it. Also included are methods of using embodiments of the automobile accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel Robins
  • Patent number: 8165865
    Abstract: A method for modeling and simulating a system comprising first and second interrelated components is disclosed. The method comprises modeling the behavior of said first and second components using first and second specifications. Each of said first and second specifications includes a functional specification and an associated simulation element. The method further comprises simulating the behavior of said first and second components using said first and second specifications. The simulation elements communicate with one another to provide a simulation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Mentor Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Robin Parker, Christopher Jones, Jason Sotiris Polychronopoulos
  • Publication number: 20110017790
    Abstract: Multiple embodiments of an automobile accessory comprising an envelope that fits between the center console of an automobile and either the front driver's seat, or the front passenger's seat, for catching items that would otherwise end up between an automobile seat and the center console or under the seat. In addition, the accessory may act as a convenient storage location for items intentionally placed inside it. Also included are methods of using embodiments of the automobile accessory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventor: Daniel Robins
  • Publication number: 20100329811
    Abstract: A variable grip blind rivet includes a tubular rivet body and a mandrel. The rivet body has a first shank, insertable into a hole in a workpiece, and a flange at a first end of the first shank for abutting the workpiece when so inserted. The mandrel has a head, for engaging a second end of the first shank, and a second shank adapted to extend through the axial bore of the rivet body. The head has an abutment portion for abutting the first end of the first shank, and the second shank has a first reduced diameter portion adapted to break when a predetermined tensile is loaded applied. At least one protrusion adjacent the abutment portion defines a recess for receiving the first end of the first shank during setting of the rivet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: NEWFREY LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Robin SMITH, Steven Victor JONES, Graham Frank Harry WILLIAMS, Harold Martin BONE, John DAVIES, David John BROOKES
  • Publication number: 20100223042
    Abstract: A method for modeling and simulating a system comprising first and second interrelated components is disclosed. The method comprises modeling the behavior of said first and second components using first and second specifications. Each of said first and second specifications includes a functional specification and an associated simulation element. The method further comprises simulating the behavior of said first and second components using said first and second specifications. The simulation elements communicate with one another to provide a simulation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventors: Daniel Robin Parker, Christopher Jones, Jason Sotiris Polychronopoulos
  • Patent number: 7055393
    Abstract: There is provided a blind fastener setting tool (12) which has a front end face (218) against which a blind fastener (14) is held during a conventional setting operation and which further has a piezo-electric thin film load measuring device (222) mounted on this front face so as to be disposed and compressed between the front face (218) and a flange (122) of the fastener (14) during the setting operation so as to record a low voltage electrical signal indicative of the load being exerted thereon. There is further provided a method of measuring such load during the setting of a blind fastener by positioning a piezo-electric thin film load measuring device between a setting tool and a fastener and subsequently measuring a low voltage signal created as a result of deformation of the piezo-electric thin film during the setting operation and analysing this signal as indicative of the load exerted on the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Robin Smith
  • Publication number: 20040071503
    Abstract: A method of securing a blind fastener (10) in a composite material (40, 42) comprises the steps of forming of hole (48) in an outer wall (40) of the composite material, subsequently inserting a liquid adhesive (50) through the hole (48) so as to fill a chamber (44′) formed in the material behind the hole, then inserting a blind fastener (10) through the hole into the liquid adhesive until the head of the fastener (14) engages with the composite material wall (40), subsequently deforming the blind anchor (62) into engagement with an inner surface of the outer wall (40) to support the blind fastener (10) in the liquid adhesive while it sets and, in particular, for the liquid adhesive to engage with at least one channel (64) formed in the circumference of the fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventors: Stephen Victor Jones, Daniel Robin Smith
  • Publication number: 20040060363
    Abstract: There is provided a blind fastener setting tool (12) which has a front end face (218) against which a blind fastener (14) is held during a conventional setting operation and which further has a piezo-electric thin film load measuring device (222) mounted on this front face so as to be disposed and compressed between the front face (218) and a flange (122) of the fastener (14) during the setting operation so as to record a low voltage electrical signal indicative of the load being exerted thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2003
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventor: Daniel Robin Smith
  • Patent number: 6433172
    Abstract: This invention is directed to methods for stereospecifically preparing [(1-optionally substituted aryl)- or (1-optionally substituted heteroaryl)]-2-substituted ethyl-2-amines, having chirality at the 2-position, and to intermediates to the substituted ethyl-2-amines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Inventors: Luc Grondard, Jean-Paul Casimir, Patrick Leon, Michael K. O'Brien, Matthew R. Powers, Daniel Robin
  • Patent number: 6127550
    Abstract: This invention is directed to methods for stereospecifically preparing [(1-optionally substituted aryl)- or (1-optionally substituted heteroaryl)]-2-substituted ethyl-2-amines, having chirality at the 2-position, and to intermediates to the substituted ethyl-2-amines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Inventors: Luc Grondard, Jean-Paul Casimir, Patrick Leon, Michael K. O'Brien, Matthew R. Powers, Daniel Robin
  • Patent number: 6032510
    Abstract: A blind rivet setting tool (10) includes a front end (2) having an outer support barrel (4), an inner pulling mandrel (6) and a rivet flange contacting face (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2000
    Assignee: Emhart Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Robin Smith, Stephen Morris, John Davies