Patents by Inventor John Roberts

John 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: 20200302159
    Abstract: Far field devices typically rely on audio only for enabling user interaction and involve only audio processing. Adding a vision-based modality can greatly improve the user interface of far field devices to make them more natural to the user. For instance, users can look at the device to interact with it rather than having to repeatedly utter a wakeword. Vision can also be used to assist audio processing, such as to improve the beamformer. For instance, vision can be used for direction of arrival estimation. Combining vision and audio can greatly enhance the user interface and performance of far field devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Atulya YELLEPEDDI, Kaushal SANGHAI, John Robert McCARTY, Brian C. DONNELLY, Nicolas Le DORTZ, Johannes TRAA
  • Publication number: 20200302087
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, software, and apparatuses may assist a consumer in deleting personal information held by a data broker. Entities holding the consumer's personal information may be discovered and automated actions for purging or deleting the consumer's personal information may be determined. The methods, computer-readable media, software, and apparatuses may assist the consumer in updating privacy settings associated with accounts at various entities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: John S. Parkinson, Jessica Schapiro, Marvin Lu, Siddharth Daftary, Michael Sharp, Stephen Robert Newell, William P. Burns, Jhanani Dhakshnamoorthy, Colin Hudson
  • Publication number: 20200297740
    Abstract: Provided are novel prodrug salts of selective aquaporin inhibitors, their use as pharmaceuticals, and pharmaceutical compositions comprising them, and novel processes for their synthesis and novel intermediates for use in their synthesis. Also provided is use of a compound for the prophylaxis, treatment, and control of aquaporin-mediated conditions. Aquaporin inhibitors, e.g., inhibitors of AQP4 and/or AQP2, may be of utility in the treatment or control of diseases of water imbalance, for example edema (particularly edema of the brain and spinal cord), hyponatremia, and excess fluid retention, as well as diseases such as epilepsy, retinal ischemia and other diseases of the eye, myocardial ischemia, myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury, myocardial infarction, myocardial hypoxia, congestive heart failure, sepsis, and neuromyelitis optica, as well as migraines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: AEROMICS, INC.
    Inventors: Marc F. PELLETIER, Paul Robert MCGUIRK, George William FARR, Robert ZAMBONI, John COLUCCI, Helmi ZAGHDANE
  • Publication number: 20200299758
    Abstract: Colorimetry is used to detect amplification reaction products. A sample is contacted with a reaction mix under conditions such that an amplification reaction occurs and produces an amplification reaction product if the sample contains a target nucleic acid template molecule. The reaction mix includes an enzyme for catalyzing the amplification reaction, and at least one halochromic agent. If the target nucleic acid template molecule is present, the amplification reaction changes the starting pH of the reaction mix to cause a detectable colorimetric change of the halochromic agent, thereby indicating the presence of the target nucleic acid. If the target nucleic acid template molecule is not present, the amplification reaction does not generate an adequate number of protons to sufficiently change the starting pH of the reaction mix to cause a detectable colorimetric change of the halochromic agent, thereby indicating that the amplification reaction product has not been produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Debkishore Mitra, Ivan Krastev Dimov, John Robert Waldeisen
  • Publication number: 20200301276
    Abstract: A photosensitive composition is disclosed including a fluorinated photo cross-linkable polymer provided in a fluorinated solvent such as a hydrofluoroether. The photo cross-linkable polymer includes a first repeating unit having a fluorine-containing group but not a cinnamate group, and a second repeating unit having a fluorine-containing cinnamate group. The polymer has a total fluorine content in a range of 30 to 60% by weight. The composition can be used to form patterned barrier or dielectric structures over substrates and devices such as organic electronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Orthogonal, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Warren WRIGHT, Douglas Robert ROBELLO, John Andrew DEFRANCO, Diane Carol FREEMAN, Frank Xavier BYRNE
  • Publication number: 20200297058
    Abstract: A light-emitting system is provided which is removably attachable to headgear for personal illumination to enhance visibility of the user to others. The light-emitting system includes a housing that defines a receiving aperture and is configured to surround a portion of the headgear when the light-emitting system is removably attached to the headgear for use. The light-emitting system further includes at least one lens and a plurality of lighting elements coupled to the annular housing which are configured to selectively generate a halo or at least a partial halo of light that radiates outwardly away from the annular housing through the at least one lens to provide enhanced personal illumination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: John Maxwell Baker, Andrew Royal, Raymond Walter Riley, Mark John Ramberg, Chad Austin Brinckerhoff, John R. Murkowski, Trent Robert Wetherbee, Alexander Michael Diener, Kristin Marie Will, Kyle S. Johnston, Clint Timothy Schneider, Evan William Mattingly, Keith W. Kirkwood, Jonathan Brandt Hadley
  • Patent number: 10781633
    Abstract: A retrofitable retractable screen system for use with windows or doors. Instead of using a spring based tensioning arrangements to rewind the screen onto the roller assembly, the arrangement uses a pulley located on the spindle, around which is wrapped a cord. A guide assembly guides the cord around a tension adjustment arrangement that adjusts the tension in the cord as the screen is wound and unwound from the spindle to provide a smooth mechanism to extend and retract the screen. When the screen is extended, pushing the edge of the screen to force retraction of the screen is translated into a pulling action on the cord to unwind the cord off a pulley, which drives rotation of the spindle to wind the screen back on. Conversely, pulling the distal edge to extend the screen rotates the spindle and pulley to wind the cord back onto the pulley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SCREENAWAY USA PTY LTD
    Inventors: Concetta Antonina Riemelmoser, John Riemelmoser, Kenneth Robert Doley, Mark Leslie Schmick
  • Patent number: 10780258
    Abstract: A thermic infusion system includes a thermal tubing system and a control system. The thermal tubing system has a tubal body with at least one tubal segment. The tubal segment includes a thermal element that may receive energy, such as electrical energy, to increase temperature within the tubal body. The control system may regulate the amount of energy received by the tubal segment using one or more sensors positioned within the tubal body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Life Warmer Inc.
    Inventors: John Robert Pettini, Charles John Tepper, Richard Ray Thomson, James Kevin McCoy, Jeffrey Alan Garrett
  • Patent number: 10781494
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the identification of microorganisms from an environmental sample, and in particular to the rapid identification of Listeria spp. The methods and kits described herein provide a method of detecting Listeria spp. without the need for an enrichment step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: NEOGEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Nelson, Preetha Biswas, Lei Zhang, Mark A. Mozola, Lisa Pinkava, David Brookman, Edan Robert Hosking
  • Patent number: 10781394
    Abstract: This invention encompasses lubricating oil compositions comprising a base oil, a biodiesel fuel and a Mannich condensation product. A method for inhibiting viscosity increase in a diesel engine fueled at least in part with a biodiesel fuel is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignees: CHEVRON ORONITE TECHNOLOGY B.V., CHEVRON ORONITE COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Menno Anton Stefan Moniz, Walter Alexander Hartgers, Richard Hogendoorn, Moussa Echankouki, Peter Kleijwegt, Alexander B. Boffa, John Robert Miller
  • Patent number: 10780749
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for localizing vehicle TPMS sensors. An example vehicle includes a plurality of TPMS sensors, an antenna, and a processor. The processor is configured for determining signal strength values between each of the plurality of TPMS sensors and the antenna, and based on the signal strength values, determining a location of each of the plurality of TPMS sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Dilip B. Patel, John Robert Van Wiemeersch
  • Patent number: 10779598
    Abstract: A light-emitting system is provided which is removably attachable to headgear for personal illumination to enhance visibility of the user to others. The light-emitting system includes a housing that defines a receiving aperture and is configured to surround a portion of the headgear when the light-emitting system is removably attached to the headgear for use. The light-emitting system further includes at least one lens and a plurality of lighting elements coupled to the annular housing which are configured to selectively generate a halo or at least a partial halo of light that radiates outwardly away from the annular housing through the at least one lens to provide enhanced personal illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: ILLUMAGEAR, INC.
    Inventors: John Maxwell Baker, Andrew Royal, Raymond Walter Riley, Mark John Ramberg, Chad Austin Brinckerhoff, John R. Murkowski, Trent Robert Wetherbee, Alexander Michael Diener, Kristin Marie Will, Kyle S. Johnston, Clint Timothy Schneider, Evan William Mattingly, Keith W. Kirkwood, Jonathan Brandt Hadley
  • Publication number: 20200294325
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for monitoring of communication for vehicle remote motive control. An example vehicle includes an autonomy unit for remote motive control, a communication module, and a controller. The controller is to send a diagnostic signal to and receive a return signal from a mobile device via the communication module, determine a time period between sending of the diagnostic signal and receipt of the return signal, and prevent the autonomy unit from causing vehicle movement responsive to determining the time period is greater than a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Armin Mueller-Lerwe, Gabrielle Jost, Yuliya Aksyutina, Ali Hassani, Erick Michael Lavoie, John Robert Van Wiemeersch, Vivekanandh Elangovan, Christoph Hirner, Hamid M. Golgiri
  • Publication number: 20200289679
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention provides a method for freeze-drying surfactant-stabilized microbubbles. The method includes: preparing vials comprising a mixture comprising microbubbles; partially submerging the vials in a chilled water bath, wherein the water bath has a sub-freezing temperature; placing the vials on a cooled shelf of a lyophilizer; freeze-drying the vials in the lyophilizer; and capping the freeze-dried vials. Another aspect of the invention provides a method for annealing surfactant-stabilized microbubbles. The method includes: preparing vials comprising a mixture comprising microbubbles; passing the vials in and out of liquid nitrogen (LN2) until the mixture is frozen; holding the vials at ?20° C.; placing the vials on a cooled shelf of a lyophilizer; freeze-drying the vials in the lyophilizer; and capping the freeze-dried vials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Brian Edward Oeffinger, Margaret A. Wheatley, Rawan Shraim, Purva Vaidya, John Robert Eisenbrey
  • Publication number: 20200291827
    Abstract: A valve seat insert for a gas exchange valve such as an intake valve controlling gas exchange of a cylinder includes an insert body having an inner peripheral surface, an outer peripheral surface, and a valve seating surface structured to contact the gas exchange valve at a closed position and profiled to limit valve recession thereof. The valve seating surface includes an arrangement of linear segments and curved segments forming wear crowns to contact the gas exchange valve at different wear states. The valve seat insert is further structured by way of the inner peripheral surface with an incoming flow crown, and a venturi extending from the incoming flow crown toward a throat of the valve seat insert. The venturi accelerates incoming gas flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Ashwin A. Hattiangadi, Srikanth Reddy Boddapati, Dongyao Wang, Uijal Paladhi, Paul David Smallidge, John Robert Brubaker, Abe Ingold
  • Patent number: 10777418
    Abstract: The polishing pad is suitable for polishing or planarizing a wafer of at least one of semiconductor, optical and magnetic substrates. The polishing pad includes radial feeder grooves in a polishing layer separating the polishing layer into polishing regions. The radial feeder grooves extend at least from a location adjacent the center to a location adjacent the outer edge of the polishing pad. Each polishing region including a series of biased grooves that connects a pair of adjacent radial feeder grooves. A majority of the biased grooves having either an inward bias toward the center of the polishing pad or an outward bias for directing polishing fluid toward the outer edge of the polishing pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials CMP Holdings, I
    Inventors: John Vu Nguyen, Tony Quan Tran, Jeffrey James Hendron, Jeffrey Robert Stack
  • Patent number: 10777872
    Abstract: Systems and devices are disclosed for implementing a low profile antenna that can be mounted on various platforms or vehicles without significantly changing the appearance of the platform or vehicle. The disclosed technology can be used to construct low profile antennas to reduce the antenna thickness while maintaining high efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ATOMICS
    Inventors: John Robert Glabe, Daniel George Laramie
  • Patent number: 10772839
    Abstract: There is provided a solid pharmaceutical composition for delivering by oral administration a pharmaceutically active binding polypeptide to a region of the intestinal tract comprising a compressed core, wherein the compressed core comprises a pharmaceutically active binding polypeptide and wherein the compressed core is coated with a pH sensitive enteric coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: VHsquared Limited
    Inventors: Scott Crowe, Mike West, Kevin Roberts, Tim Carlton, Luana Maggiore, Marion Cubitt, Gary Whale, John Wahlich, Mike Frodsham
  • Patent number: 10773032
    Abstract: A smart monitoring device for automatically monitoring the injection of medicines such as insulin which can be retrofitted to a conventional insulin pen in which the device has an optical motion sensor for detecting actuation of the injection pen together with an optional accelerometer sensor, medicament temperature and mounting sensors, the monitoring device being communicable with external smart devices such as smartphones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: William Robert Cirillo, John Pascal Hughes
  • Patent number: 10775781
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for interface verification for vehicle remote park-assist. An example vehicle system includes a vehicle and a mobile device. The mobile device includes a touchscreen and a controller. The controller is to present, via the touchscreen, an interface of a remote parking app and receive, via the touchscreen, an input to initiate remote parking when the interface is presented. The controller is to temporarily stop presenting the interface and stop initiation of remote parking responsive to continuing to receive the input when the interface is not displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Vivekanandh Elangovan, Erick Michael Lavoie, John Robert Van Wiemeersch