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: 20210292346
    Abstract: A method is useful for preparing alkylalkoxysilanes, such as alkylalkoxysilanes, particularly dimethyldimethoxysilane. The method includes heating at a temperature of 150° C. to 400° C., ingredients including an alkyl ether and carbon dioxide, and a source of silicon and catalyst. The carbon dioxide eliminates the need to add halogenated compounds during the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: John Roberts, Vladimir Pushkarev, Dimitris Katsoulis
  • Publication number: 20210290329
    Abstract: A surgical robotic system comprising: a robotic arm; a tool drive coupled to the robotic arm; a cannula interface configured to couple a cannula to the tool drive, the cannula interface having a fluid pathway in communication with an interior lumen of the cannula; and an insufflation pathway coupled to the robotic arm, the insufflation pathway having a distal end coupled to the fluid pathway and a proximal end coupled to a surgical insufflator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Geoffrey Robert Russell, Omar J. Vakharia, John H. Magnasco
  • Publication number: 20210292220
    Abstract: Glass stack configurations including a carrier plate, setter plates, and glass sheets for thermal treatment of the glass sheets to form glass ceramic articles are provided. The glass stacking configurations and components described herein are selected to improve thermal uniformity throughout a glass stack during ceramming processes while maintaining or even reducing the stresses in the resultant glass ceramic article. Accordingly, the glass ceramic articles made according to the various embodiments described herein exhibit improved optical qualities and less warp than glass ceramic articles made according to conventional processes. Various embodiments of carrier plates, setter plates, parting agent compositions, and methods of stacking glass sheets are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: SHUO CUI, Jill Marie Marie, John Robert Saltzer, Richard Alan Shelleman, Bin Yang
  • Publication number: 20210290809
    Abstract: Sanitizing devices and control strategies based on wavelength are provided herein. An example device includes an enclosure for receiving an object, a first cleaning element that emits radiation at a first wavelength adapted to sanitize or sterilize contaminants on the object, a contaminant exposing element that emits radiation at a second wavelength that illuminates the contaminants on the object, a notification element that emits visible light within the enclosure, the visible light having a selected hue, and a controller for executing a cleaning cycle that includes illuminating contaminants present on the object using the contaminant exposing element prior to sanitizing or sterilizing the contaminants present on the object using the first cleaning element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, John Robert Van Wiemeersch, Michael Hrecznyj, Paul Kenneth Dellock
  • Patent number: 11122865
    Abstract: A rotary closure with a latching system that latches together the components of the rotary closure in a snap-fit engagement is disclosed. The latching system includes a latching extension defining first and second legs each defining a respective tang configured for coupling the latching extension to the distal-most keyway for assembling the components of the rotary closure together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Pride Manufacturing Company, LLC
    Inventors: John Robert Burt, Lee Paul Shuttleworth
  • Patent number: 11123736
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing biological assays are provided herein. The systems and methods determine one or more characteristics of a nucleic acid amplification sample based on a modified optical property of the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Lucira Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Debkishore Mitra, Frank B. Myers, III, John Robert Waldeisen, Ivan Krastev Dimov
  • Patent number: 11125661
    Abstract: Devices and methods for preparing and delivering biological assay samples are provided herein. Components of such devices include a sample receiving module within which a biological assay sample can be prepared and a cap, which when operatively coupled with the sample receiving module, pressurizes the module. These devices can be employed for subsequently delivering a biological assay sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Lucira Health. Inc.
    Inventors: Frank B. Myers, III, Wei Hsuan Ho, Debkishore Mitra, John Robert Waldeisen, Ivan Krastev Dimov, Ryan C. Griswold, Bruce Richardson
  • Publication number: 20210287458
    Abstract: Apparatus, device, methods and system relating to a vehicular telemetry environment for monitoring vehicle components and providing indications towards the condition of the vehicle components and providing optimal indications towards replacement or maintenance of vehicle components before vehicle component failure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Geotab Inc.
    Inventors: John Robert Ford Kyes, Mark Jeffrey Davidson, Thomas Arthur Walli
  • Publication number: 20210286973
    Abstract: A vehicle is provided including one or more cameras and a controller coupled to the one or more cameras. The controller is operable to receive data from one or more devices, indicating a location of a user. Based on the data received from the one or more devices, the controller determines an estimated location of a face of the user. Further, the controller, in one or more images captured by the one or more cameras, searches a location of the face of the user based on the estimated location of the face. Thereby, the controller detects the location of the face of the use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Jake Schwartz, John Robert Van Wiemeersch
  • Publication number: 20210285752
    Abstract: A position sensing arrangement for sensing the position of a revolute joint of an articulated structure. The position sensing arrangement comprises a disc and a magnetic sensor assembly. The disc comprises a first magnetic ring with m magnetic pole pairs, and a second magnetic ring with n magnetic pole pairs, where m and n are co-prime, and a mounting arrangement by which the disc is mountable to a magnetisation jig during manufacture and the articulated structure during operation, the mounting arrangement permitting the disc to be mounted to the magnetisation jig and articulated structure in a single orientation only. The magnetic sensor assembly comprises a first magnetic sensor array for detecting the magnetic pole pairs of the first magnetic ring, and a second magnetic sensor array for detecting the magnetic pole pairs of the second magnetic ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Edward John Mottram, Paul Christopher Roberts
  • Patent number: 11118413
    Abstract: A system, includes a movable platform slidingly coupled to one or more supports and configured to be selectively moved towards a drill floor and away from the drill floor. The system also includes a roughneck disposed on the movable platform and configured to make up or break out a threaded joint between a first tubular segment and a second tubular segment. The system additionally includes a support member disposed on the movable platform and configured to support one of the first tubular segment or the second tubular segment as the movable platform is selectively moved towards a drill floor or away from the drill floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Ensco International Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard Robert Roper, John Stokes Knowlton, Christopher Scott Stewart
  • Patent number: 11116924
    Abstract: A system and method for updating patient devices is disclosed. The patient devices (720, 730, 740) may include respiratory therapy devices (4000) that operate in accordance with instruction sets (726), such as software or firmware. A server (710) may maintain a database of configuration data (718) indicating the versions of the software and firmware that is currently installed on the patient devices (720, 730, 740). The server (710) may also transmit updated instructions (716) from over a network (4282), including a wireless network. Particular patient devices (720, 730, 740) may be selected for updating based on the configuration data (718). Upon performing an update a patient device (720, 730, 740) may transmit configuration data (728) to the server (710).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: ResMed Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Delangre, Paul Frederick Birchall, Dawn Rosemary Churchill, Graham Stephen Cutcliffe, Christopher John Roberts, Chinmayee Somaiya, Bradley Scott Templeton, Wendall Eric Trull, Matthew Scott Tyler
  • Patent number: 11118355
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a skylight assembly for an enclosure having an enclosure panel with an opening. The skylight assembly includes a lens, a gasket, and a nut. The lens includes an annular lens flange and a lens stem extending axially away from the annular lens flange. The gasket is receivable around the threaded lens stem and is adapted to be seated on the lens flange. The nut includes an annular nut flange and nut stem extending axially away from the nut flange. The nut stem is configured to engage the lens stem to secure the skylight assembly to the enclosure panel and compress the gasket against the enclosure panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Wabash National, L.P.
    Inventor: John Robert Clark, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20210275881
    Abstract: A shim or badge is affixed to a golf cub body to produce a cap-back iron, giving the appearance of a hollow-body iron. In this way, the golf club can be manufactured with the performance benefits of a game improvement iron, while providing the appearance of a blade, player's iron, and/or a hollow-body iron. For example, by using a lightweight and rigid shim or badge to close a cavity opening and extend into the toe portion in the golf club body, the golf club head can provide increased stiffness in the topline, while lowering CG. Various shim or badge arrangements and materials can be used, and a filler material and/or damper can be included within the cavity to improve sound and feel, while minimizing loss in COR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Connor Mark Halberg, Adam Robert Warren, John Bernard Krzywiec, Scott Taylor, Bret H. Wahl, Mattieu Bovee
  • Publication number: 20210276211
    Abstract: A new blade for a shaver is disclosed with a profile where a single sided of the blade, rather than a dual sided blade, is ground to make a cutting surface. Such a single sided blade, or “chisel blade” has been found to have important advantages in scrubbing razors in particular, but in general for replaceable razor cartridges, whether used in scrubbing razor configuration or single cartridge applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventor: John Robert Harris
  • Publication number: 20210276512
    Abstract: The disclosure is generally directed to systems and methods for reducing power consumption in a smart key of a vehicle. In an exemplary method, an accelerometer in the smart key detects that the smart key is moving. For example, an individual may be carrying the smart key in his/her pocket and walking towards the vehicle. However, an RF transceiver circuit of the smart key may be out of range of a communication system in the vehicle. A processor in the smart key may place some circuits, such as a wakeup receiver, in a power-down condition, based on detecting the moving state of the smart key and a lack of communications between the Bluetooth® transceiver circuit and the communication system of the vehicle. The wakeup receiver typically has a smaller operating range than the RF transceiver circuit and is therefore unnecessary when the smart key is far from the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Vivekanandh Elangovan, Aaron DeLong, John Robert Van Wiemeersch
  • Publication number: 20210277033
    Abstract: A method for preparing a hydrocarbylhydrocarbyloxysilane of formula RaHpSi(OR)(4-a-b), where each R is independently a hydrocarbyl group and subscript a is 1 to 4 and subscript b is 1 to 2 is disclosed. The method includes heating ingredients including a hydrocarbyl carbonate and a source of silicon and catalyst. The method can be used to make dimethyldimethoxysilane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Dimitris Katsoulis, John Roberts
  • Publication number: 20210275084
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to skin test reading devices that include a housing and a short wave infrared (SWIR) detector. The SWIR detector can include a lens configured to enable the SWIR detector to capture an image of a skin testing area of a patient. The SWIR detector can be configured to detect a wheal formed on the skin testing area of the patient. Exemplary embodiments are also directed to methods of reading a skin test and skin test reading systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Flare Diagnostics, LLC
    Inventors: John Robert Tversky, Donald Welton MacGlashan, JR.
  • Publication number: 20210278835
    Abstract: The disclosure is generally directed to remotely-controlled automated vehicle parking operations. A driver of a vehicle stands on a curb and launches a software application on a handheld device. The software application uses a camera of the handheld device to capture images of the vehicle that can be observed by the driver. The software application then attempts to obtain a visual lock between the camera and the vehicle. In some cases, obtaining the visual lock may be hampered due to adverse lighting conditions. Light may be transmitted from the handheld device to illuminate the vehicle for better image capture. Alternatively, a command can be transmitted from the handheld device to a controller in the vehicle for turning on a light in the vehicle. After obtaining visual lock, various techniques such as vehicle path prediction and interpolation, can be used for effectively tracking the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Erick Michael Lavoie, Lawrence Chikeziri Amadi, Hemanth Yadav Aradhyula, John Robert Van Wiemeersch
  • Publication number: 20210280953
    Abstract: A system for watering an electrolyte or lead acid battery in which the cumulative amount of water added during each filling event is determined by detecting the amount of water passing from a supply hose to the battery. A fluid dispensing member, such as a direct fill link or nozzle, can be attached to and detached from a single point watering subsystem. A flow detector, such as a flow meter, in fluid communication with the fluid dispensing member can wirelessly output the cumulative water added to specific batteries to an interactive computer application, which can include a wireless component such as a smartphone or tablet communicating with a remotely located interactive database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: James Kenneth Davis, John Robert Soares