Patents by Inventor George Robertson

George 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).

  • Publication number: 20180300735
    Abstract: Systems and methods for labor resource capacity modeling with associated rates in an integrated program portfolio management solution are disclosed. In one embodiment, an organization's labor capacity and the associated cost may be defined across discrete time periods and managed distinct from the demand and associated financial budget defined within a portfolio of programs. Capacity and demand may be reflected together such that an organization may satisfy portfolio demand by adjusting capacity and demand independently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Keith A. Zimmerer, George Robertson, Lyn Hublein
  • Publication number: 20180300661
    Abstract: System and methods for resource-level cost recovery and expense allocation based on budget, forecast, and actuals are disclosed. According to one embodiment, in an information processing device comprising at least one computer processor, a method for cost recovery and expense allocation may include: (1) receiving billing key information and project associations for an organization; (2) associating the billing key information with the project associations; (3) determining a cost plan for the organization; (4) receiving an expense entry; (5) receiving at least one recovery rule; and (6) determining an allocation and recovery for the expense.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Keith A. Zimmerer, George Robertson, Lyn Hublein
  • Publication number: 20180282588
    Abstract: Modified thermoplastic hydrocarbon thermoplastic resins are provided, as well as methods of their manufacture and uses thereof in rubber compositions. The modified thermoplastic resins are modified by decreasing the relative quantity of the dimer, trimer, tetramer, and pentamer oligomers as compared to the corresponding unmodified thermoplastic resin polymers, resulting in a product that exhibits a greater shift in the glass transition temperature of the elastomer(s) used in tire formulations. This translates to better viscoelastic predictors of tire tread performance, such as wet grip and rolling resistance. The modified thermoplastic resins impart remarkable properties on various rubber compositions, such as tires, belts, hoses, brakes, and the like. Automobile tires incorporating the modified thermoplastic resins are shown to possess excellent results in balancing the properties of rolling resistance, tire wear, snow performance, and wet braking performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Arigo, Terri Roxanne Carvagno, Jacobus Gillis De Hullu, Sebastian Finger, Hubert Hirschlag, Janine Klomp, Mutombo Joseph Muvundamina, Fabian Peters, Carla Recker, Christopher George Robertson, Peter Versluijs
  • Publication number: 20180282444
    Abstract: Modified thermoplastic hydrocarbon thermoplastic resins are provided, as well as methods of their manufacture and uses thereof in rubber compositions. The modified thermoplastic resins are modified by decreasing the relative quantity of the dimer, trimer, tetramer, and pentamer oligomers as compared to the corresponding unmodified thermoplastic resin polymers, resulting in a product that exhibits a greater shift in the glass transition temperature of the elastomer(s) used in tire formulations. This translates to better viscoelastic predictors of tire tread performance, such as wet grip and rolling resistance. The modified thermoplastic resins impart remarkable properties on various rubber compositions, such as tires, belts, hoses, brakes, and the like. Automobile tires incorporating the modified thermoplastic resins are shown to possess excellent results in balancing the properties of rolling resistance, tire wear, snow performance, and wet braking performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Arigo, Terri Roxanne Carvagno, Jacobus Gillis De Hullu, Sebastian Finger, Hubert Hirschlag, Janine Klomp, Fabian Peters, Carla Recker, Christopher George Robertson, Peter Versluijs
  • Publication number: 20180284085
    Abstract: Modified thermoplastic hydrocarbon thermoplastic resins are provided, as well as methods of their manufacture and uses thereof in rubber compositions. The modified thermoplastic resins are modified by decreasing the relative quantity of the dimer, trimer, tetramer, and pentamer oligomers as compared to the corresponding unmodified thermoplastic resin polymers, resulting in a product that exhibits a greater shift in the glass transition temperature of the elastomer(s) used in tire formulations. This translates to better viscoelastic predictors of tire tread performance, such as wet grip and rolling resistance. The modified thermoplastic resins impart remarkable properties on various rubber compositions, such as tires, belts, hoses, brakes, and the like. Automobile tires incorporating the modified thermoplastic resins are shown to possess excellent results in balancing the properties of rolling resistance, tire wear, snow performance, and wet braking performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Arigo, Terri Roxanne Carvagno, Jacobus Gillis De Hullu, Sebastian Finger, Hubert Hirschlag, Janine Klomp, Fabian Peters, Carla Recker, Christopher George Robertson, Peter Versluijs
  • Publication number: 20180002497
    Abstract: An elastomeric composition is provided comprising at least one vulcanizable unsaturated hydrocarbon elastomeric compound, at least one non-fibril, water insoluble vinyl acetal polymer, at least one filler, and optionally at least one coupling agent. A process of making the elastomeric composition is also provided as well as articles comprising the elastomeric composition. In particular, tires comprising the elastomeric composition are provided wherein the handling and processing characteristics are improved while other performance characteristics are retained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Pruthesh Hariharrao Vargantwar, Frederick Ignatz Hoover, Soumendra Kumar Basu, Bradley James Helmer, Christopher George Robertson
  • Patent number: 9827299
    Abstract: The present invention provides for immunogenic compositions and methods for producing an immunogenic composition with multiple immunity-inducing fractions of killed, whole-cell Streptococcus pneumoniae by selectively disrupting a whole cell bacterial preparation in such a manner that a soluble fraction that induces a primarily antibody response, and a cellular fraction that induces a primarily antibody-independent response, remain in the immunogenic composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignees: Children's Medical Center Corporation, Path Vaccine Solutions, Fundacao Butantan
    Inventors: Richard Malley, Porter Anderson, Yingjie Lu, George A. Robertson, Mark Alderson, Jean-Francois Lucien Maisonneuve, Andrea Maria Tate, Waldely de Oliveira Dias, Viviane Maimoni Gonçalves
  • Publication number: 20170321045
    Abstract: An elastomeric composition is provided comprising at least one elastomeric compound, at least one vinyl acetal polymer, at least one filler, and optionally at least one coupling agent. A process of making the elastomeric composition is also provided as well as articles comprising the elastomeric composition. In particular, tires comprising the elastomeric composition are provided wherein the handling and processing characteristics are improved while other performance characteristics are retained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Pruthesh Hariharrao Vargantwar, Frederick Ignatz-Hoover, Soumendra Kumar Basu, Bradley James Helmer, Christopher George Robertson
  • Publication number: 20170084898
    Abstract: Novel or improved microporous single or multilayer battery separator membranes, separators, batteries including such membranes or separators, methods of making such membranes, separators, and/or batteries, and/or methods of using such membranes, separators and/or batteries are provided. In accordance with at least certain embodiments, a multilayer dry process polyethylene/polypropylene/polyethylene microporous separator which is manufactured using the inventive process which includes machine direction stretching followed by transverse direction stretching and a subsequent calendering step as a means to reduce the thickness of the multilayer microporous membrane, to reduce the percent porosity of the multilayer microporous membrane in a controlled manner and/or to improve transverse direction tensile strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Kristoffer K. Stokes, William John Mason, Kang Karen Xiao, Xiaomin Zhang, Barry J. Summey, Robert Moran, Jeffrey Gordon Poley, Brian R. Stepp, Changqing Wang Adams, Daniel R. Alexander, Shante P. Williams, Andrew Edward Voss, Douglas George Robertson
  • Publication number: 20170027902
    Abstract: Compositions comprising a flavan-3-ol, a flavonoid, and a fatty acid have been demonstrated to mitigate the oxidative damage arising from mitochondrial dysfunction. In preferred embodiments, the composition comprises epicatechin, quercetin, and cicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) ethyl ester. The disorders to be treated include neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer's disease, and multiple sclerosis (MS); neurological damage due to stroke; and ototoxicity arising from chemotherapy with cisplatin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventor: George Robertson
  • Publication number: 20160237256
    Abstract: An elastomeric composition is provided comprising at least one elastomeric compound, at least one vinyl acetal polymer, at least one filler, and optionally at least one coupling agent. A process of making the elastomeric composition is also provided as well as articles comprising the elastomeric composition. In particular, tires comprising the elastomeric composition are provided wherein the handling and processing characteristics are improved while other performance characteristics are retained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Pruthesh Hariharrao Vargantwar, Frederick Ignatz Hoover, Soumendra Kumar Basu, Bradley James Helmer, Christopher George Robertson
  • Publication number: 20160237257
    Abstract: An elastomeric composition is provided comprising at least one elastomer, at least one ionomer, at least one filler, and optionally at least one coupling agent. A process of making the elastomeric composition is also provided as well as articles comprising the elastomeric composition. In particular, tires comprising the elastomeric composition are provided wherein the handling and processing characteristics are improved while other performance characteristics are retained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Pruthesh Hariharrao Vargantwar, Frederick Ignatz Hoover, Soumendra Kumar Basu, Bradley James Helmer, Christopher George Robertson, Michael Eugene Donelson, Marcus David Shelby
  • Publication number: 20160237258
    Abstract: An elastomeric composition is provided comprising at least one elastomer, at least one ionomer, at least one filler, and optionally at least one coupling agent. A process of making the elastomeric composition is also provided as well as articles comprising the elastomeric composition. In particular, tires comprising the elastomeric composition are provided wherein the handling and processing characteristics are improved while other performance characteristics are retained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Pruthesh Hariharrao Vargantwar, Frederick Ignatz Hoover, Soumendra Kumar Basu, Bradley James Helmer, Christopher George Robertson, Michael Eugene Donelson, Marcus David Shelby
  • Publication number: 20160237220
    Abstract: An elastomeric composition is provided comprising at least one elastomeric compound, at least one vinyl acetal polymer, at least one filler, and optionally at least one coupling agent. A process of making the elastomeric composition is also provided as well as articles comprising the elastomeric composition. In particular, tires comprising the elastomeric composition are provided wherein the handling and processing characteristics are improved while other performance characteristics are retained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Pruthesh Hariharrao Vargantwar, Frederick Ignatz Hoover, Soumendra Kumar Basu, Bradley James Helmer, Christopher George Robertson
  • Publication number: 20150142622
    Abstract: A system for analyzing liquidity data for a client of a financial services provider includes processor(s), at the financial services provider, configured to execute computer program module(s). The modules are configured to receive a request from the client to generate a liquidity analysis based on client account(s), and, upon receiving the request, execute on the processors of the system, module(s) configured to aggregate liquidity data from a plurality of financial subsystems of the financial services provider as aggregated liquidity data. The aggregated data includes cash flows in transactions associated with the client accounts in one or more of the financial subsystems. The modules are further configured to execute on the processors, module(s) configured to generate a graphical depiction of at least a portion of the aggregated liquidity data over a time interval, based on the request, and transmit, for displaying on an electronic display at the client, the graphical depiction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Colin George ROBERTSON
  • Publication number: 20150115976
    Abstract: In at least selected embodiments, an industrial size continuous Hipot testing system has defect mapping capability capable of finding pinholes, weak spots, and/or embedded conductive particles in non-conductive sheet materials. Continuous testing is made possible through a pair of uniquely designed rollers, such as conductive polymer rollers. Automatic defect mapping is also incorporated into the system through the integration of the Hipot testing and line scan camera systems. The unit potentially has wide applications in many industries, such as, for example, semi-conductors and electronics, medical, high end packaging, and so forth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Celgard, LLC
    Inventors: Changqing Wang Adams, C. Shane Landes, Douglas George Robertson, Mark W. Ferebee
  • Patent number: 8782527
    Abstract: A collaborative phone-based file exchange technique that wirelessly synchronizes a user's work context with his or her mobile phone and makes this context readily available and sharable in collaborative situations. When the user is away from their desk, collaboration with others is possible by sharing/downloading between the mobile phone and a paired PC, which may be a colleague's computer or a meeting room workstation/computer. When the user returns to their office, any recently downloaded files are automatically synchronized back to their office PC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corp.
    Inventors: Amy Karlson, George Robertson, Brian Meyers, Gregory Smith, Mary Czerwinski
  • Publication number: 20130095071
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of delivering a mutated tyrosine adeno-associated viral vector or a pharmaceutically active agent to an inner ear. The method comprises contacting the round window membrane with the vector or the pharmaceutically active agent, in which the permeability of the round window membrane having been enhanced to allow transport of the vector or the pharmaceutically active agent across it so as to deliver the vector or the pharmaceutically active agent to the inner ear. Also disclosed are methods to prevent or treat hearing loss and impaired balance in human subjects using the delivery method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: Audigen Inc.
    Inventors: Manohar BANCE, George ROBERTSON, Jian WANG
  • Publication number: 20120251577
    Abstract: The present invention provides for immunogenic compositions and methods for producing an immunogenic composition with multiple immunity-inducing fractions of killed, whole-cell Streptococcus pneumoniae by selectively disrupting a whole cell bacterial preparation in such a manner that a soluble fraction that induces a primarily antibody response, and a cellular fraction that induces a primarily antibody-independent response, remain in the immunogenic composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicants: CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATION, FUNDACAO BUTANTAN, PATH VACCINE SOLUTIONS
    Inventors: Richard Malley, Porter Anderson, Yingjie Lu, George A. Robertson, Mark Alderson, Jean-Francois Lucien Maisonneuve, Andrea Maria Tate, Waldely de Oliveira Dias, Viviane Maimoni Gonçalves
  • Patent number: 8244757
    Abstract: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed that improve data searching on mobile devices. A facet-based search application is provided that has a filter region, a results region, a facet navigation region, and a menu region. A user applies a facet-based filter to a set of data by selecting a number on a keypad or other area that correlates spatially to a filter option in the facet navigation region. A set of data in the results region is updated based on the applied facet-based filter. The user can also apply a freeform text filter to the data by selecting one or more characters for which to search. The data displayed in the results region is updated based on the applied freeform text filter. When input is received from the user to save the applied filter, an attribute label is displayed as a query term in the filter region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Amy K. Karlson, George Robertson, Daniel C. Robbins, Mary Czerwinski, Greg Smith