Patents by Inventor Ian Robinson

Ian Robinson 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: 20200146683
    Abstract: A pulmonary artery flow restrictor system includes a funnel shaped membrane with a proximal base and a restrictive distal opening which is stretchable to larger sizes. A self-expanding frame is attached to the proximal base of the membrane for securing the membrane within the pulmonary artery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: James H. Goldie, Brendan LaBrecque, Anna M Galea, Eric Klem, Thomas Doyle, Ian Cohen, Tim Robinson
  • Publication number: 20200143484
    Abstract: A method of forming unique, private, personal, virtual social networks on a social network system that includes a database storing data relating to corresponding user entities. The method includes: a first user entity sending an invitation to a second user entity, recording in the database the second user entity as a direct contact of the first user entity and determining that third user entities, directly connected to the second user entity, are indirect contacts. A unique, personal, social network formed from direct and indirect contacts is thereby created for each user entity. Each user entity is able to control privacy of its data with respect to other user entities depending on the connection factor to that other entity and/or that other entity's attributes. Each user entity is able to take the role of provider or participant in applications where the provider provides an item or service to the participant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Grant James Ryan, Gary Lee Franklin, Julian Malcom Cone, William Ferguson Stalker, Derick Ian Robinson
  • Patent number: 10574956
    Abstract: A system and method for automatic alignment and projection mapping are provided. A projector and at least two cameras are mounted with fields of view that overlap a projection area on a three-dimensional environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: CHRISTIE DIGITAL SYSTEMS USA, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Moule, Derek Scott, Nick Wasilka, Ian James Fraser, James Robinson
  • Patent number: 10568634
    Abstract: A pulmonary artery flow restrictor system includes a funnel shaped membrane with a proximal base and a restrictive distal opening which is stretchable to larger sizes. A self-expanding frame is attached to the proximal base of the membrane for securing the membrane within the pulmonary artery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Vivonics, Inc.
    Inventors: James H. Goldie, Brendan LaBrecque, Anna M Galea, Eric Klem, Thomas Doyle, Ian Cohen, Tim Robinson
  • Publication number: 20200034938
    Abstract: A method of forming unique, private, personal, virtual social networks on a social network system that includes a database storing data relating to corresponding user entities. The method includes: a first user entity sending an invitation to a second user entity, recording in the database the second user entity as a direct contact of the first user entity and determining that third user entities, directly connected to the second user entity, are indirect contacts. A unique, personal, social network formed from direct and indirect contacts is thereby created for each user entity. Each user entity is able to control privacy of its data with respect to other user entities depending on the connection factor to that other entity and/or that other entity's attributes. Each user entity is able to take the role of provider or participant in applications where the provider provides an item or service to the participant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Grant James Ryan, Gary Lee Franklin, Julian Malcom Cone, William Ferguson Stalker, Derick Ian Robinson
  • Patent number: 10451018
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a vehicle comprising a stop-start system and in particular to a motor vehicle having a belt driven integrated starter-generator (BISG) drivingly connected to an accessory drive belt of an engine of the motor vehicle are provided. The BISG may be used during an engine stop event to preposition the crank at an angle from which it facilitates rapid restart of the engine and during engine running the BISG may be used as a power generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James Andrew Straker, Ian Robinson
  • Publication number: 20190244307
    Abstract: A method of forming unique, private, personal, virtual social networks on a social network system that includes a database storing data relating to corresponding user entities. The method includes: a first user entity sending an invitation to a second user entity, recording in the database the second user entity as a direct contact of the first user entity and determining that third user entities, directly connected to the second user entity, are indirect contacts. A unique, personal, social network formed from direct and indirect contacts is thereby created for each user entity. Each user entity is able to control privacy of its data with respect to other user entities depending on the connection factor to that other entity and/or that other entity's attributes. Each user entity is able to take the role of provider or participant in applications where the provider provides an item or service to the participant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Grant James Ryan, Gary Lee Franklin, Julian Malcom Cone, William Ferguson Stalker, Derick Ian Robinson
  • Patent number: 10373272
    Abstract: A method of forming unique, private, personal, virtual social networks on a social network system that includes a database storing data relating to corresponding user entities. The method includes: a first user entity sending an invitation to a second user entity, recording in the database the second user entity as a direct contact of the first user entity and determining that third user entities, directly connected to the second user entity, are indirect contacts. A unique, personal, social network formed from direct and indirect contacts is thereby created for each user entity. Each user entity is able to control privacy of its data with respect to other user entities depending on the connection factor to that other entity and/or that other entity's attributes. Each user entity is able to take the role of provider or participant in applications where the provider provides an item or service to the participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Grant James Ryan, Gary Lee Franklin, Julian Malcom Cone, William Ferguson Stalker, Derick Ian Robinson
  • Patent number: 10360113
    Abstract: A technique for transaction recovery by one transaction manager of another transaction manager's transactions in which each transaction manager is adapted to manage two phase commit transactional operations on transactional resources and to record commit or rollback decisions in a transaction recovery log. The recovery transaction manager detects apparent unavailability of the another transaction manager for transaction processing and initiates a transaction recovery process for the another transaction manager's transactions. This process also determines whether any of the transactions of the another transaction manager have all respective resources prepared to commit without there yet being a pending commit decision record in the another transaction manager's recovery log. If so, the recovery transaction manager writes a rollback record indicating an intention to roll back the identified transaction, in the another transaction manager's recovery log provided no commit decision record has been recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Simon J. Maple, Ian Robinson
  • Publication number: 20190184966
    Abstract: A method of operating an accessory drive system for a motor vehicle, wherein the accessory drive system includes one or more accessory components, a motor generator of the motor vehicle, and a flexible drive element configured to transmit a torque load between the one or more accessory components and the motor generator, includes determining a maximum permissible flexible drive element torque threshold, detecting an increase in torque demand on the flexible drive element, determining when the torque demand on the flexible drive element will exceed the flexible drive element torque threshold, and reducing the torque demand of one or more of the accessory components so that the flexible drive element torque threshold is not exceeded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Dashwood CRISP, Ian ROBINSON, David PERKINS, Wassim KOUBAA, Nicole BARRETT
  • Publication number: 20190137027
    Abstract: An in-situ deployment device (20) for transporting an expandable sleeve (4) inside of a pipe (1, 2) and for applying it in on the inside of the pipe (1, 2), wherein the expandable sleeve (4) comprises a backing layer (5) and an adhesive layer (6) and wherein the adhesive layer (6) faces the outside when the sleeve is positioned on the deployment device (20) while being transported through the pipe (1, 2), the deployment device (20) comprising: —an inflatable section (21) for carrying and expanding the expandable sleeve (4) and —a positioning section (22) for positioning the deployment device (20) at the correct location inside of the pipe (1, 2), wherein the inflatable section (21) and the positioning section (22) are connected such with each other that the two sections (21, 22) can move relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Ian Robinson, Andrew R. Henry, Wayne S. Jobling
  • Publication number: 20190137028
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for preparing a pipe for a continuous spray lining process, the method comprising the following steps: providing an inflatable packer (3); providing an expandable sleeve (4) with a conformable backing layer (5) and an adhesive layer (6); wrapping the expandable sleeve around the packer with the adhesive layer facing the outside; inflating the inflatable packer until it reaches a first diameter (D1), wherein the first diameter is smaller than the inner diameter (d) of the pipe section, thereby expanding the stretching sleeve, inserting the inflated packer with the expanded sleeve into the pipe (1, 2) until it reaches the pipe section to be sealed; and further inflating the packer until it reaches a second diameter (D2), thereby further stretching the expandable sleeve; wherein the second diameter is reached when the expanded sleeve touches the inner diameter (d) of the pipe section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Ian Robinson, Wayne S. Jobling, Andrew R. Henry, Richard Yufeng Liu, Scott M. Fabozzi, Alexander J. Kugel, Mario A. Perez
  • Patent number: D848292
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SimpliSafe, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Laurans, Melina Engel, Yong Zhao, Jason Robinson, Gregory Wolos, Ian Schon, Dirk Ahlgrim
  • Patent number: D848293
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SimpliSafe, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Laurans, Melina Engel, Yong Zhao, Jason Robinson, Gregory Wolos, Ian Schon, Dirk Ahlgrim
  • Patent number: D848294
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SimpliSafe, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Laurans, Melina Engel, Yong Zhao, Jason Robinson, Gregory Wolos, Ian Schon, Dirk Ahlgrim
  • Patent number: D852071
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SimpliSafe, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Laurans, Melina Engel, Yong Zhao, Jason Robinson, Gregory Wolos, Ian Schon, Dirk Ahlgrim
  • Patent number: D852074
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SimpliSafe, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Laurans, Melina Engel, Yong Zhao, Jason Robinson, Gregory Wolos, Ian Schon, Dirk Ahlgrim
  • Patent number: D858497
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SimpliSafe, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Laurans, Melina Engel, Yong Zhao, Jason Robinson, Gregory Wolos, Ian Schon, Dirk Ahlgrim
  • Patent number: D864779
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SimpliSafe, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Laurans, Melina Engel, Yong Zhao, Jason Robinson, Gregory Wolos, Ian Schon, Dirk Ahlgrim
  • Patent number: D864929
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SimpliSafe, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Laurans, Melina Engel, Yong Zhao, Jason Robinson, Gregory Wolos, Ian Schon, Dirk Ahlgrim