Patents by Inventor Lawrence Roberts

Lawrence 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: 20240124186
    Abstract: The invention comprises a container comprising: a base; at least one paper-based sidewall seamed to and extending upwardly from the base, wherein the at least one sidewall comprises a score line near the base that is at least partially circumferential and is configured to be torn through to remove the base from the sidewall; and a liner ply adhered to an interior surface of the sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Lawrence Robert Carpenter, Tony L. Thomas, Paul E. Miller, Kurt A. Ziegenfelder
  • Patent number: 11932200
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a powered door having an actuator to move the door between open and closed positions, a transceiver configured to communicate with one or more mobile devices, and an imaging device oriented to capture images in a region proximate to the powered door. A controller processes the captured images and controls the actuator to move the door to the open position when a mobile device is detected proximate the vehicle and a user is detected in the captured images located in a door detection zone. The controller moves the door to the open position when a face of a user is recognized as an authorized user located in the door detection zone. The controller moves the door to the open position when a gait of the user is detected and identifies the gait are indicative of an authorized user located in the door detection zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Robert Van Wiemeersch, Lawrence Amadi, Stuart C. Salter, Kristopher Karl Brown
  • Patent number: 11778251
    Abstract: A cable distribution system that includes a head end connected to a plurality of customer devices through a transmission network that includes a remote fiber node that converts digital data to analog data suitable for the plurality of customer devices, where the head end includes a processor. A packetized elementary stream of a video is provided from the head end to customer devices through the transmission network, wherein the packetized elementary stream includes a plurality of groups comprising pairs of packetized elementary stream headers and packetized elementary stream payloads. A first one of the plurality of groups corresponding to a non-predicted coded picture of the video of the packetized elementary stream is determined. The first one of the plurality of groups is encrypted while not encrypting all of the plurality of groups of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Robert Cook, Mark Steven Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20230286692
    Abstract: In an embodiment, the invention comprises a container comprising: a base; at least one sidewall extending upwardly from the base and terminating in a top edge, wherein the at least one sidewall is paper-based; a removable flexible membrane adhered to the top edge, wherein the membrane comprises a one-way valve; a liner ply at least partially adhered to an interior surface of the sidewall, wherein the liner ply is configured to at least partially release from the sidewall upon a pressure differential between the pressure within the container and the external pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2023
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Inventors: SABRINA V. DIXON-GARRETT, LAWRENCE ROBERT CARPENTER
  • Patent number: 11691777
    Abstract: In an embodiment, the invention comprises a container comprising: a base; at least one sidewall extending upwardly from the base and terminating in a top edge, wherein the at least one sidewall is paper-based; a removable flexible membrane adhered to the top edge, wherein the membrane comprises a one-way valve; a liner ply at least partially adhered to an interior surface of the sidewall, wherein the liner ply is configured to at least partially release from the sidewall upon a pressure differential between the pressure within the container and the external pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Sonoco Development Inc.
    Inventors: Sabrina V. Dixon-Garrett, Lawrence Robert Carpenter
  • Publication number: 20220414560
    Abstract: An Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) rating is provided for an entity with multiple assets. A plurality of metrics are defined. A value for each metric for each asset is obtained if available, or is set to 0. Similarly, a value for each metric for a benchmark is obtained if available, or is set to 0. For each metric and for each asset, a weight is calculated as a difference between the corresponding value of such metric for the asset and the corresponding value of such metric for the benchmark. For each metric, the weights thereof are combined to produce a composite weight across all assets. For each composite weight, a point value is assigned thereto based on a corresponding risk model. The point values are aggregated, and the aggregate is adjusted based on a perceived risk for the entity to produce the ESG rating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: Impact Cubed Limited, a Registered Private Company of the Bailiwick of JERSEY
    Inventors: Lawrence Robert ABELE, Antti Kalervo SAVILAAKSO
  • Publication number: 20220284065
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media for creating custom system generated hyperlinks for predefined search queries at an external website. The system stores, in a data storage device, a set of custom URL templates, the custom URL templates defining required data fields to concatenate as parameters for a website link. The system obtains user information about a user where the information includes at least a first name and last name of the user. The system retrieves from the data storage device the set of custom URL templates. The system generates multiple website links based on the retrieved custom URL templates, where the generated website link includes a domain name of a website, and concatenated fields that are parameter specific to the website. The system then displays, via a user interface, a representation of the generated website links for selection by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Lawrence Robert Gentilello, Chen Atlas
  • Publication number: 20210392385
    Abstract: A cable distribution system that includes a head end connected to a plurality of customer devices through a transmission network that includes a remote fiber node that converts digital data to analog data suitable for the plurality of customer devices, where the head end includes a processor. A packetized elementary stream of a video is provided from the head end to customer devices through the transmission network, wherein the packetized elementary stream includes a plurality of groups comprising pairs of packetized elementary stream headers and packetized elementary stream payloads. A first one of the plurality of groups corresponding to a non-predicted coded picture of the video of the packetized elementary stream is determined. The first one of the plurality of groups is encrypted while not encrypting all of the plurality of groups of the video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: Lawrence Robert COOK, Mark Steven SCHMIDT
  • Patent number: 11192707
    Abstract: A container for holding a product such as snack food, wherein the container is transformable from a cylindrical shape to a bowl shape adapted to hold and provide easy access to the product. The container has a pleated sidewall comprising a plurality of longitudinally extending rigid sidewall panels and pleats, with each sidewall panel connected to adjacent pleats by frangible lines extending in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Edward Miller, Jamie Lynn Ackerman, Lawrence Robert Carpenter, Steven Kubilius
  • Patent number: 11132415
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media for creating custom system generated hyperlinks for predefined search queries at an external website. The system stores, in a data storage device, a set of custom URL templates, the custom URL templates defining required data fields to concatenate as parameters for a website link. The system obtains user information about a user where the information includes at least a first name and last name of the user. The system retrieves from the data storage device the set of custom URL templates. The system generates multiple website links based on the retrieved custom URL templates, where the generated website link includes a domain name of a website, and concatenated fields that are parameter specific to the website. The system then displays, via a user interface, a representation of the generated website links for selection by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Optery, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Robert Gentilello, Chen Atlas
  • Patent number: 10925840
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns the discovery of the use of fenoterol and (R,R)- and (R,S)-fenoterol analogues for the treatment of a tumor expressing a ?2-adrenergic receptor, such as a primary brain tumor, including a glioblastoma or astrocytoma expressing a ?2-adrenergic receptor. In one example, the method includes administering to a subject a therapeutically effective amount of fenoterol, a specific fenoterol analogue or a combination thereof to reduce one or more symptoms associated with the tumor, thereby treating the tumor in the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: The USA, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, SRI International
    Inventors: Irving W. Wainer, Michel Bernier, Lawrence Robert Toll, Lucita Arenas Jimenez
  • Publication number: 20210009306
    Abstract: In an embodiment, the invention comprises a container comprising: a base; at least one sidewall extending upwardly from the base and terminating in a top edge, wherein the at least one sidewall is paper-based; a removable flexible membrane adhered to the top edge, wherein the membrane comprises a one-way valve; a liner ply at least partially adhered to an interior surface of the sidewall, wherein the liner ply is configured to at least partially release from the sidewall upon a pressure differential between the pressure within the container and the external pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: SABRINA V. DIXON-RIDGES, LAWRENCE ROBERT CARPENTER
  • Publication number: 20210009305
    Abstract: The invention comprises a container comprising: a base; at least one paper-based sidewall seamed to and extending upwardly from the base, wherein the at least one sidewall comprises a score line near the base that is at least partially circumferential and is configured to be torn through to remove the base from the sidewall; and a liner ply adhered to an interior surface of the sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: LAWRENCE ROBERT CARPENTER, TONY L. THOMAS, PAUL E. MILLER, KURT A. ZIEGENFELDER
  • Patent number: 10764743
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a service are provided. A request is received to provide the service to a device. A location of the device, or a network interface through which the device is coupled, is determined. Finally, the delivery of the service is authorized based on the determined location of the device, or the determined network interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CSC Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Robert Martell, Brett Henriksen, Michael Lariccio, Brian Sweeney
  • Patent number: 10758910
    Abstract: A horizontal grinding machine includes a frame, a feed hopper that receives material to be processed, and a feed conveyor that moves material to be processed in a processing direction. A grinding cylinder rotates about a generally horizontal grinding axis. A feed roller assembly is mounted on the frame at the rear end of the feed hopper and in front of the grinding cylinder. The feed roller assembly includes a feed roller that rotates about a generally horizontal axis in a first direction that urges the material towards the grinding cylinder and a second direction that urges the material away from the grinding cylinder. A controller is operatively connected to the feed roller and to the feed conveyor and controls the rotational speed of the feed roller and the speed of the feed conveyor to obtain a predetermined ratio of feed roller rotational speed to feed conveyor speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Astec Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: David Lynn Harrison, Lawrence Robert Cumming, Glenn Ford Bittrolf
  • Publication number: 20200197332
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns the discovery of the use of fenoterol and (R,R)- and (R,S)-fenoterol analogues for the treatment of a tumor expressing a ?2-adrenergic receptor, such as a primary brain tumor, including a glioblastoma or astrocytoma expressing a ?2-adrenergic receptor. In one example, the method includes administering to a subject a therapeutically effective amount of fenoterol, a specific fenoterol analogue or a combination thereof to reduce one or more symptoms associated with the tumor, thereby treating the tumor in the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicants: The USA, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, SRI International
    Inventors: Irving W. Wainer, Michel Bernier, Lawrence Robert Toll, Lucita Arenas Jimenez
  • Patent number: 10626508
    Abstract: Iron-containing mixed-phase metal oxides are described. The mixed-phase metal oxides can exhibit electrocatalytic and/or photo-electrocatalytic activity towards reducing reactions, such as the reduction of carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ohio State Innovation Foundation
    Inventors: Lawrence Robert Baker, Xin Yang
  • Patent number: 10617654
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns the discovery of the use of fenoterol and (R,R)- and (R,S)-fenoterol analogues for the treatment of a tumor expressing a ?2-adrenergic receptor, such as a primary brain tumor, including a glioblastoma or astrocytoma expressing a ?2-adrenergic receptor. In one example, the method includes administering to a subject a therapeutically effective amount of fenoterol, a specific fenoterol analogue or a combination thereof to reduce one or more symptoms associated with the tumor, thereby treating the tumor in the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: The USA, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, SRI International
    Inventors: Irving W. Wainer, Michel Bernier, Lawrence Robert Toll, Lucita Arenas Jimenez
  • Publication number: 20200087049
    Abstract: A container for holding a product such as snack food, wherein the container is transformable from a cylindrical shape to a bowl shape adapted to hold and provide easy access to the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Edward Miller, Jamie Lynn Ackerman, Lawrence Robert Carpenter, Steven Kubilius
  • Patent number: 10575669
    Abstract: A container for holding a product such as snack food, wherein the container is transformable from a cylindrical shape to a bowl shape adapted to hold and provide easy access to the product. The container comprises rigid sidewall panels connected by frangible lines and a flexible inner sleeve adhered to the inner surface of each sidewall panel. Pulling outwardly on the sidewall panels transforms the container into a bowl shaped structure large enough to hold the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Edward Miller, Jamie Lynn Ackerman, Lawrence Robert Carpenter, Steven Kubilius