Patents by Inventor Joseph Richard

Joseph Richard 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: 20220144561
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for controlling the disgorging of objects. The system includes a container system including a container for containing objects, rotation means for rotating the container to a disgorgement angle, and movement means for moving at least a portion of the container system in a repetitious manner with a net zero distance of travel of the at least the portion of the container system such that the objects are disgorged from the container at a controlled rate of disgorgement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher GEYER, Joseph Romano, Matthew T. Mason, Alexander Paxson, John Richard Amend, JR., Thomas Wagner
  • Patent number: 11305867
    Abstract: A hub assembly for a ducted-rotor aircraft includes a plurality of stator supports, a first integral fitting that attaches to first ends of the stator supports, and a second integral fitting that attaches to second ends of the stator supports. The first fitting includes a plurality of motor attachment portions configured to locate and support a motor of the ducted-rotor aircraft, a plurality of fairing mounts configured to support attachment of an aerodynamic fairing to the hub assembly, and a plurality of stator locators configured to locate respective ones of the plurality of stator supports for attachment to the hub assembly. The first fitting has a body portion with an annular wall that supports the motor attachment portions, the fairing mounts, and the stator locators. The first fitting may be fabricated as a monolith that includes the body portion, motor attachment portions, fairing mounts, and stator locators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Schroeder, Christopher Marion Johnson, Joseph Richard Carpenter, Jr., David G. Carlson
  • Publication number: 20220101730
    Abstract: One or more devices associated with a first vehicle receives location information that specifies a location of a second vehicle. The one or more devices determine, based on the location information, that the second vehicle is within a threshold distance of the first vehicle. The one or more devices establish, based on determining that the second vehicle is within the threshold distance of the first vehicle, a peer-to-peer (P2P) connection with the second vehicle. The one or more devices receive from the second vehicle, and by using the P2P connection, content that has been captured by a camera component associated with the second vehicle. The one or more devices cause an interface associated with the first vehicle to display the content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ketan Shridhar ADKAR, Charles Forbes STICKELS, Joseph Richard CANTRELL, Thomas George ANCHERIYIL
  • Publication number: 20220085618
    Abstract: Power systems and methods of using the same to deliver power. A power system referenced herein can include a housing capable of attaching to a workstation, one or more cradles or mounting fixtures to receive at least one energy storage device, electronic circuitry to communicate status of the at least one energy storage device, state of charge of the at least one energy storage device, and/or overall health of the at least one energy storage device, and one or more electrical connectors to allow the at least one energy storage device to charge and/or discharge and communicate with the electronic circuitry, with said housing having an internal power supply and charge circuitry, said power supply capable of receiving input power from an external AC or DC power source; wherein the power system is configured to deliver power to the workstation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: Green Cubes Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammed ALOBAIDI, Anthony Cooper, Patrick Ney, Joseph Richards
  • Patent number: 11257309
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods to test an autonomous vehicle. In particular, the systems and methods of the present disclosure can receive, from one or more test nodes of a preconfigured test track, log data indicating positions of elements of the test track over a period of time. Log data indicating parameters of an autonomous vehicle over the period of time can be received from the autonomous vehicle. The log data indicating the positions of the elements of the test track over the period of time can be compared with the log data indicating the parameters of the autonomous vehicle over the period of time to determine a performance metric of the autonomous vehicle on the test track over the period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Watson, Chad David McIntosh, Anthony Bembic, Joseph Richard Leja
  • Publication number: 20220049336
    Abstract: A nickel-cobalt material and component includes a thermally stabilized nickel-cobalt alloy. The nickel-cobalt alloy disclosed herein includes nanocrystalline grain structures, pinning, such as Zener pinning, and intragranular twinning. The nickel-cobalt alloy disclosed herein exhibits multiple properties including an improved fracture toughness, an increased thermal stability, and an improved ultimate tensile strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Gordon Tajiri, Emily Marie Phelps, Bruce Patrick Graham, Joseph Richard Schmitt, Dattu GV Jonnalagadda, Lakshmi Krishnan
  • Patent number: 11242139
    Abstract: A ducted-rotor aircraft includes a fuselage, one or more ducts, and a spindle that rotatably couples the one or more ducts to the fuselage. Each duct includes a hub that is configured to support a rotor, a plurality of stators that are coupled to the hub, a duct ring that is coupled to the plurality of stators, and a fitting that is coupled to a first stator of the plurality of stators. The fitting has a tubular collar that defines a first aperture that extends through the fitting. The collar is configured to receive a portion of the spindle. The first stator includes a rib that is spaced inward from the fitting and that defines a second aperture that is aligned with the first aperture and that is configured to receive an end of the spindle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Schroeder, Joseph Richard Carpenter, Jr., Brett Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20210403136
    Abstract: A replaceable web structure for an aircraft frame is described and includes a plurality of structural members fabricated from a first type of material, the replaceable web structure comprising a plurality of web members fabricated from thin sheets of a second type of material, wherein each of the web members is fastened to a web frame of one of the structural members to replace a web portion of the one of the structural members; wherein the second type of material is lighter weight than the first type of material; and wherein the second type of material is more heat-resistant than the first material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph Richard Carpenter, JR., Timothy Brian Carr, Nicholas Hou, William Anthony Amante
  • Publication number: 20210404516
    Abstract: A bearing system includes an inboard bearing assembly and an outboard bearing assembly. The inboard bearing assembly includes an inboard fitting and an inboard race. The inboard fitting includes a plate with a convex mating surface and a first aperture formed through the plate for receiving a blade root of a rotor blade. The inboard race comprising a concave mating surface configured to receive the convex mating surface a second aperture formed the inboard race. The outboard bearing assembly includes an outboard bearing assembly comprising an outboard fitting having an aperture formed therethrough for receiving the blade root of the rotor blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: Bell Textron Inc.
    Inventors: George Matthew THOMPSON, Joseph Richard CARPENTER, JR., Paul SHERRILL, Jonathan Andrew KNOLL
  • Patent number: 11211802
    Abstract: Power systems and methods of using the same to deliver power. A power system referenced herein can include a housing capable of attaching to a workstation, one or more cradles or mounting fixtures to receive at least one energy storage device, electronic circuitry to communicate status of the at least one energy storage device, state of charge of the at least one energy storage device, and/or overall health of the at least one energy storage device, and one or more electrical connectors to allow the at least one energy storage device to charge and/or discharge and communicate with the electronic circuitry, with said housing having an internal power supply and charge circuitry, said power supply capable of receiving input power from an external AC or DC power source; wherein the power system is configured to deliver power to the workstation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Green Cubes Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Cooper, Patrick Ney, Joseph Richards
  • Patent number: 11210946
    Abstract: One or more devices associated with a first vehicle receives location information that specifies a location of a second vehicle. The one or more devices determine, based on the location information, that the second vehicle is within a threshold distance of the first vehicle. The one or more devices establish, based on determining that the second vehicle is within the threshold distance of the first vehicle, a peer-to-peer (P2P) connection with the second vehicle. The one or more devices receive from the second vehicle, and by using the P2P connection, content that has been captured by a camera component associated with the second vehicle. The one or more devices cause an interface associated with the first vehicle to display the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ketan Shridhar Adkar, Charles Forbes Stickels, Joseph Richard Cantrell, Thomas George Ancheriyil
  • Publication number: 20210398102
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a money transfer network system that improves the performance of money transfer services provided via the money transfer network system and improves the performance of the underlying devices utilized to provide money transfer services. In particular, disclosed embodiments of a money transfer network system provide money transfer services that enable multiple users to engage in money transfer transactions as either a sending party or a receiving party in a manner that is similar to money transfer transactions executed between two users individually. Disclosed embodiments further enable a receiving party to request payment from a sending party, which may include scheduling recurring payments to be made via money transfer transactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Paul Augusto Melgar, Scott Anthony Kostelecky, Cheryl Lynn Magers, Christian Michael Fuchs, Sonja Elizabeth Dery, Joseph Richard Braga, David Allan Motley, Gary Cecil Lugar, Constance Marie Arrington
  • Publication number: 20210394899
    Abstract: One embodiment is a rotor system comprising a duct ring; a hub disposed centrally to the duct ring; first and second stators each connected between the duct ring and the hub; first and second control vanes rotatably connected to the first and second stators, respectively; a structural hoop having a first end connected to the first control vane and a second end connected to the second control vane, the structural hoop for translating rotation of the first control vane about a vane axis to the second control vane; and a mechanism for restricting at least one of forward-aft movement and side-to-side movement of the structural hoop relative to the duct ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: Bell Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Feeley, Karl H. Schroeder, George Matthew Thompson, Michael Mark Attaway, Joseph Richard Carpenter, JR.
  • Publication number: 20210332499
    Abstract: A spinneret for extruding fibers includes a plate having a proximal surface and a distal surface. The spinneret includes a plurality of holes formed in the plate that extend between the proximal surface and the distal surface of the plate. The holes are spaced from one another, and each hole has a distal end that extends along a central axis. The spinneret has a plurality of contoured entrance zones formed in the proximal surface of the plate, whereby each contoured entrance zone is associated with one of the holes. Each contoured entrance zone extends distally from the proximal surface of the plate to a proximal end of the hole associated therewith. Each contoured entrance zone has substantially no planar or flat surfaces normal to the direction of the central axis of the distal end of the hole associated therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Jianxin Guo, Gaoyuan Chen, Jianguo Zhou, John Collier, Joseph Richard Vliet, JR., Glenn R. Cook
  • Publication number: 20210331613
    Abstract: An anti-microbial partition divider assembly for a cart such as a golf cart is provided. The cart has a passenger seating area, including at least one seat, a roof and a floor. The assembly includes a flexible or beam-rigid partition divider having a substrate layer made of a material which prevents airborne liquid droplets from traveling therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: Global IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Richard Tignanelli
  • Patent number: 11136696
    Abstract: A novel process is disclosed for extruding an absorbable glycolide/lactide block copolymer into multifilament suture fibers. The block copolymer preferably consists of about 50/50 mole % of Glycolide/Lactide in the center segment and the overall composition of the copolymer is about 90/10 mole % Glycolide/Lactide. The novel extrusion process comprises the steps of maintaining the temperatures of at least two, preferably three or more, of the extrusion zones in the range of about 5-50° C. below the polymer melting point. The multifilament suture made with the invention process from the segmented, glycolide-rich, poly(glycolide-co-lactide) copolymers of A-B-A type, where the B-segment is an amorphous prepolymer of glycolide and lactide in the molar ratio of about 50/50 glycolide/lactide, exhibit exceptionally high breaking strength retention (BSR) at 42 days post-implantation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Gaoyuan Gavin Chen, Joseph Richard Vliet, Jr., Dominick Egidio
  • Publication number: 20210298535
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a disposable cutting board assembly. The assembly includes a homogenous sheet of cut-resistant paper material having an inner cutting area. A plurality of peripheral outer borders and a plurality of corners extend from said inner cutting area to an endless exterior edge. The inner cutting area, said outer borders and said corners each have a top surface and a bottom surface. A coating of plastic is disposed on said top surface of said inner cutting area, said outer borders and said corners of said homogeneous sheet of paper material. The coating of plastic provides a sterile durable surface to prevent liquid absorption into said sheet of paper material and reduces cross contamination. An embossed pattern is within said inner cutting area. The embossed pattern includes plurality of embossed lines that intersect to form a plurality of repeating geometric shapes. Each of the plurality of repeating geometric shapes include at least one acute angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: The Tradewell Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Michael Wilson, Joseph Richard Cant
  • Publication number: 20210299557
    Abstract: A game-streaming service of a service provider network is configured to assign virtual machine (VM) instances to game streaming requests using a value-based approach. In order to assign a VM instance to a game streaming request for streaming a game to a client device of a player associated with the game streaming request, the game-streaming service may determine one or more attributes of the game streaming request, such as player attributes and/or game attributes. The game-streaming service may also determine available VM instances allocated to a subscriber associated with the game streaming request, which may be located across disparate geographical regions. A value(s) may be determined based on the attributes of the game streaming request, and the value(s) may be used to select one of the available VM instances for streaming the game as part of a corresponding game session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Geoffrey Scott Pare, Joseph Richard Thompson, Bruce Erwin Brown, Alexander Lambertus Eusman, Brian J. Schuster, Christopher Byskal
  • Publication number: 20210299574
    Abstract: A game-hosting service of a service provider network is configured to place game sessions on fleets of virtual machine (VM) instances using a value-based approach. In order to place a game session on a fleet, the game-hosting service may determine one or more attributes of the game session request, such as player attributes and/or game attributes. The game-hosting service may also determine available fleets of VM instances allocated to a subscriber associated with the game session request, which may be located across disparate geographical regions. A value(s) may be determined based on the attributes of the game session request, and the value(s) may be used to select a fleet of the available fleets for hosting the game session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Geoffrey Scott Pare, Joseph Richard Thompson, Bruce Erwin Brown, Alexander Lambertus Eusman, Brian J. Schuster, Christopher Byskal
  • Patent number: 11107222
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed for automating tracking of annotated objects and improves the throughput and efficiency of existing methods while maintaining a degree of accuracy comparable to a human annotator. In particular, the disclosed technique provides an automated annotated object tracking tool that allows machine-learning teams to annotate an object within a frame and have that annotation persist across frames as the annotated object is tracked within a series of frames, still ensuring that every frame is accurately reviewed by a human where high quality annotation is required. This technique incorporates human feedback via a user adjustment that allows the tool to adapt and improve its accuracy in tracking an annotated object across a sequence of frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Figure Eight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiran Vajapey, Robert Munro, Joseph Richard Cloughley, Matthew Allen Gordon, Humayun Irshad, Monchu Chen, Seyyedeh Qazale Mirsharif, Caiqun Xiao