Patents by Inventor David A. Roberts

David A. 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: 20210234290
    Abstract: An electrical interconnect for passing high speed signals through an electronic system with a high density of signals and high signal integrity. The interconnect includes an electrical connector and a transition portion of a printed circuit board to which the connector is mounted. Signal conductors are connected to pads on the surface of the PCB using edge-to-pad mounting. The pads align with intermediate portions of the signal conductors such that transitions within the connector that could degrade signal integrity are avoided. The signal conductors may be positioned as individually shielded broadside coupled pairs extending in rows within the connector. Surface traces on the PCB connect the pads to signal vias aligned for vertical routing out of the connector footprint. Ground planes underlying the surface traces facilitate a transition from the signal paths in the connector to those in the PCB with low mode conversion avoiding resonances in the connector shields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: John Robert Dunham, Marc B. Cartier, JR., Mark W. Gailus, David Levine, Allan Astbury, Vysakh Sivarajan, Daniel B. Provencher, Eric Leo
  • Patent number: 11072714
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a nanotube solution being treated with a molecular additive, a nanotube film having enhanced adhesion property due to the treatment of the molecular additive, and methods for forming the nanotube solution and the nanotube film. The nanotube solution includes a liquid medium, nanotubes in the liquid medium, and a molecular additive in the liquid medium, wherein the molecular additive includes molecules that provide source elements for forming a group IV oxide within the nanotube solution. The molecular additive can introduce silicon (Si) and/or germanium (Ge) in the liquid medium, such that nominal silicon and/or germanium concentrations of the nanotube solution ranges from about 5 ppm to about 60 ppm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Nantero, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Roberts, Rahul Sen, Peter Sites, J. Thomas Kocab, Feng Gu
  • Publication number: 20210219952
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for ultrasonic imaging by sparse sampling are provided. In one embodiment, an ultrasound imaging system comprises an array of ultrasound transducer elements, electronic circuitry in communication with the array of ultrasound transducer elements and configured to select a first receive aperture of the array comprising a plurality of contiguous ultrasound transducer elements and at least one non-contiguous ultrasound transducer element, and a beamformer in communication with the electronic circuitry. Each ultrasound transducer element of the first receive aperture is configured to receive reflected ultrasound echoes and generate an electrical signal representative of imaging data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Sheng-Wen Huang, Changhong Hu, Douglas Robert Maxwell, David Hope Simpson, James Robertson Jago, Francois Guy Gerard Marie Vignon, Jun Seob Shin, Xiaowen Hu, Unmin Bae
  • Publication number: 20210222393
    Abstract: A material handling bucket apparatus including a material handling bucket and method of use thereof. The material handling bucket includes a bucket back half and a bucket front half. The bucket back half is configured to engage a loader. The bucket back half includes a plurality of guide slots and a dozer scraping lip configured to engage a surface. The bucket front half is pivotally coupled to the bucket back half. The bucket front half includes a plurality of slide members receivable in the plurality of guide slots. The plurality of slide members are configured to slide within the plurality of guide slots to allow the bucket front half to move linearly and pivotally relative to the bucket back half.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Stuart Anthony Frost, David Michael Frost, JR., Wesley Robert Mangus
  • Patent number: 11066173
    Abstract: A multi-function credenza includes at least one cabinet with a first top surface and a seat adjacent the cabinet. The seat has a convertible seat back for converting to a second top surface adjacent to the first top surface when the seat is stowed. A multi-function credenza in an aircraft cabin includes a first cabinet that has a first inboard panel and a first top surface, a second cabinet that has a second inboard panel and a second top surface, and a stowable seat located between the first cabinet and the second cabinet. A stowable seat includes a seat back that has a first side adapted for seating in a first mode and a second side adapted as a working surface in a second mode. The seat back articulates between the first mode and the second mode for deploying and stowing the seat, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Textron Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: David Wayne Davis, Frank Joseph Rowe, Jason Michael Decker, Matthew Robert Harrell
  • Patent number: 11065727
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for assembling cartridges for aerosol delivery devices. The cartridges may be assembled by coupling a base of the cartridge to a carriage that is transported via a track. The track transports the carriages between various substations at which one or more parts are added to the base. The carriage may be lifted from the track by a lifter mechanism at each substation in order to perform assembly operations on the base. An inspection system may inspect the cartridges at various stages of completion at or between the various substations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Quentin Paul Guenther, Jr., Johnny Keith Cagigas, William Robert Collett, Lawrence P. Balash, Scott Lee Brady, Ronnie Dean Dover, John Scott Gerow, Don Edward Green, John Matthew Odel, Christopher M. Spencer, Vernon L. Steiner, David James Thierauf, Louis Wade Wacker, Byron Joseph Williams
  • Patent number: 11070006
    Abstract: A modular electrical connector facilitates low loss connections to components on a printed circuit board. A portion is of the connector is formed of one or more first type units with conductive elements designed to be attached to a printed circuit board. Signals passing through those units may be routed to components on the printed circuit board through traces in the board. One or more second type units may be integrated with the connector. Those units may be designed for attachment to a cable, which may provide signal paths to a location on the printed circuit board near relatively distant components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Mark W. Gailus, Allan Astbury, David Manter, Marc B. Cartier, Jr., Vysakh Sivarajan, John Robert Dunham
  • Patent number: 11066928
    Abstract: A telemetry method transmits data from a downhole location to a surface location. During transmission an event is detected that makes it desirable to change a transmitted data stream. A downhole processor processes the detected event in combination with a predefined event database and downhole measurement data using a frame building algorithm to compute a digital data stream. Synchronization markers are added to the data stream to obtain a synchronized data stream in which the synchronization markers identify the detected event. The synchronized data stream is transmitted to the surface location using a downhole telemetry tool and received at the surface location to obtain a decoded data stream. A surface processor processes the synchronization markers to identify the detected event and further processes the detected event in combination with a predefined event database and the decoded data stream using the frame building algorithm to obtain the downhole measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nirina David Raveloson, Alex David Close, Nikhil Kotian, William James Robert Thomson, Prince Mathew Samuel
  • Publication number: 20210217103
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to transforming a data set of discrete records, tracing unrelated entries across the records, and verifying the traces using independently-sourced external data. In one aspect, a system includes memory and one or more processors configured to execute the computer-readable instructions to receive a first set of data, the first data set including multiple discrete financial records of an entity; apply a set of logics to the first data set to identify a plurality of traces, each of the plurality of traces associating discrete entries across one or more of the multiple financial records; performing a verification process to verify the plurality of traces against a second data set for the entity, the second data set being independently sourced from a third party entity to yield a verification result; and prepare an output of the verification result to be presented on a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Donald McCall, David Austin Gallant, Tod Robert McDonald
  • Publication number: 20210218558
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a data storage device. A data port transmits data between a host computer system and the data storage device. A non-volatile storage medium stores encrypted user content data and a cryptography engine connected between the data port and the storage medium uses a cryptographic key to decrypt the encrypted user content data. The access controller receives from a manager device a public key. The public key is associated with a private key stored on a device to be authorized. The controller determines a user key that provides access to the cryptographic key; encrypts the user key based on the public key and such that the user key is decryptable based on the private key stored on the device to be authorized; and stores, on the data store, authorization data indicative of the encrypted user key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Edward MASTENBROOK, David Robert ARNORD
  • Publication number: 20210216771
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automatically augmenting an endoscope video for a task based on status data that describes the status of a surgical robot system that was used to at least partially perform the task. The system comprises an event detector and an augmenter. The event detector is configured to: receive the status data; and identify one or more patterns in the status data that indicate an event occurred during the task. The augmenter is configured to receive an endoscope video captured during the task, the endoscope video being time synchronised with the status data; and in response to the event detector identifying a pattern in the status data that indicates an event occurred, automatically augment metadata that forms part of or is associated with the endoscope video with information identifying the event and the time the event occurred with respect to the endoscope video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Luke David Ronald Hares, Paul Christopher Roberts, Rupert Menzies, Mark Clifford Slack
  • Publication number: 20210213976
    Abstract: This disclosure is generally directed to systems and methods for detecting a water depth level using capacitive sensors. The systems and methods disclosed herein receive a first capacitive signal from a first capacitive sensor in a wheel well of an autonomous vehicle (AV) and determine that the first capacitive signal exceeds a threshold value. The AV controller may be configured to determine water levels using a capacitive sensor system, and perform mitigating actions that cause the vehicle to either clean soiled capacitive sensors, or move the vehicle to a location that mitigates the risk of vehicle damage. Other mitigating actions may be performed as well, including disabling or powering down critical vehicle components when the vehicle cannot be moved to another location, providing means for emergency vehicle exit, and sending warning messages to the fleet control server, to occupants of the AV, or to other emergency personnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, John Robert Van Wiemeersch, Pietro Buttolo, Steven Schondorf, David Tippy, Brian Bennie
  • Publication number: 20210212816
    Abstract: A valve repair delivery handle includes a housing, an actuation control mechanism, and a clasp control mechanism. The actuation control mechanism includes a knob and an actuation tube. The knob is rotatably coupled to the housing. The actuation tube is coupled to the knob such that rotation of the knob in a first direction moves the actuation tube distally relative to the housing and rotation of the knob in a second direction moves the actuation tube proximally relative to the housing. The clasp control mechanism is coupled to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Devin H. Marr, Sergio Delgado, Eric Robert Dixon, David M. Taylor, Asher L. Metchik, Matthew T. Winston, Tam Van Nguyen, Victoria Cheng-Tan Wu, Amanda Kristine Anderson White
  • Publication number: 20210218198
    Abstract: An electrical connector module with openings in an insulative support selectively positioned to limit dielectric loss in a signal. The connector may include a first and second conductor including first and second sides between first and second edges. An insulative support holds the first conductor adjacent the second conductor and may have at least five pedestal portions, wherein the first pedestal portion contacts the first side of the first conductor, the second pedestal portion contacts the second side of the first conductor, the third pedestal portion contacts the first side of the second conductor, the fourth pedestal portion contacts the second side of the second conductor, and at least a portion of the fifth pedestal portion is disposed between two edges of the first and second conductors. The pedestal portions may have widths less than the widths of the first and second sides of the first and second conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Marc B. Cartier, JR., John Robert Dunham, Vysakh Sivarajan, Mark W. Gailus, David Levine, Michael Joseph Snyder
  • Publication number: 20210218557
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a data storage device. A data port transmits data between a host computer system and the data storage device. A non-volatile storage medium stores encrypted user content data and a cryptography engine uses a cryptographic key to decrypt the encrypted user content data stored on the storage medium in response to a request from the host computer system. An access controller receives a request from a manager device to initialize the data storage device. The controller generates the cryptographic key, generates a manager key configured to provide manager access for the manager device and provide access to the cryptographic key, and stores, on a data store, authorization data indicative of the manager key and accessible based on a private key stored on the manager device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Edward MASTENBROOK, David Robert ARNOLD
  • Patent number: 11062400
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to transforming a data set of discrete records, tracing unrelated entries across the records, and verifying the traces using independently-sourced external data. In one aspect, a system includes memory and one or more processors configured to execute the computer-readable instructions to receive a first set of data, the first data set including multiple discrete financial records of an entity; apply a set of logics to the first data set to identify a plurality of traces, each of the plurality of traces associating discrete entries across one or more of the multiple financial records; performing a verification process to verify the plurality of traces against a second data set for the entity, the second data set being independently sourced from a third party entity to yield a verification result; and prepare an output of the verification result to be presented on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: VALID8 FINANCIAL INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Donald McCall, David Austin Gallant, Tod Robert McDonald
  • Patent number: 11058844
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to medical tubes and methods of manufacturing medical tubes. The tube may be a composite structure made of two or more distinct components that are spirally wound to form an elongate tube. For example, one of the components may be a spirally wound elongate hollow body, and the other component may be an elongate structural component also spirally wound between turns of the spirally wound hollow body The tube need not be made from distinct components, however. For instance, an elongate hollow body formed (e.g., extruded) from a single material may be spirally wound to form an elongate tube. The elongate hollow body itself may in transverse cross-section have a thin wall portion and a relatively thicker or more rigid reinforcement portion. The tubes can be incorporated into a variety of medical circuits or may be employed for other medical uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Jaye Norman Amadio, Elmo Benson Stoks, Charles Christopher North, Mahran Maumoon Sujau, Joshua Daniel Stroobant, Gavin Walsh Millar, Matthew Liam Buswell, Ibrahim Al-Tiay, David Leon McCauley, Andre van Schalkwyk, Katja Munkelt, Matthew Robert Wilson, Helgard Oosthuysen, Sanjay Parag Patel, Dominique Richard d'Andrea, Grant Martin Dover, Dean Antony Barker, Jonathan David Harwood
  • Patent number: 11062251
    Abstract: A command center provides ad-hoc search and navigation through different dimensional topic levels that allow users to better analyze and correlate data. The command center not only generates and displays content and metrics associated with an event, but can also generate and display real-time content and metrics for other topics, products, and/or services related to a currently displayed topic. The command center enables a user to navigate through the different dimensional levels simply by selecting items displayed by a remote control application. The command center also automatically synchronizes the content and metrics for any selected dimension to a same corresponding time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SPRINKLR, INC.
    Inventors: Justin Trevor Garrity, Ryan Robert Parr, David James Stewart
  • Patent number: 11059316
    Abstract: An article comprising a substrate which carries a material of formula (I) M1aM2bWcOd(P(O)nRm)e?? (I) wherein each of M1 and M2 is independently ammonium or a metal cation; a is 0.01 to 0.5; b is 0 to 0.5; c is 1; d is 2.5 to 3; e is 0.01 to 0.75; n is 1, 2 or 3; m is 1, 2 or 3; and R is an optionally substituted hydrocarbyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: INOVINK LIMITED
    Inventors: Dieter Guhl, Angus Robert Ward, David Andrew Bedford
  • Patent number: 11059399
    Abstract: A retractable anchor assembly for a seating assembly includes an actuating arm operably coupled with a seatback and defining a guide slot. The actuating arm may be movable with the seatback. A guide plate may be coupled with a seat base and may define an arm receiving slot configured to receive the actuating arm. A support plate may be slidably coupled with the guide plate. The support plate may include a side fastener received by the guide slot of the actuating arm. An anchor may be coupled with the support plate. Movement of the actuating arm through the arm receiving slot may be configured to move the support plate and anchor between an extended positioned and a retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Benjamin Yilma, Spencer Robert Hoernke, Jason Matthew Koberstein, Sean Bayle West, David Frederick Lyons