Patents by Inventor Lee Robinson

Lee 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).

  • Patent number: 11069004
    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: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Grant James Ryan, Gary Lee Franklin, Julian Malcom Cone, William Ferguson Stalker, Derick Ian Robinson
  • Patent number: 11049123
    Abstract: A method and processing system for assessing of the health of a network of retail locations in a defined geographic area, by a process including the development of a greenfield benchmark score for a network of ideally sited locations, followed by the development of a brownfield score of current locations, for comparison to the greenfield score. The invention is further applicable to decisions to open a new location, relocate an existing location or close an existing location. In these cases, the effect of opening a new location, or relocating or closing an underperforming location is evaluated by recalculating the brownfield score after the addition of each of several potential new locations, and/or after relocating or closing each of several poorly performing locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Fifth Third Bancorp
    Inventors: Arthur Eladio Weston, Harish Nakra, Ramakrishna C. Peddu, David Silas Jordan, Brian Lee Robinson, Vinay Kumar Jha
  • Patent number: 11006923
    Abstract: An ultrasound system includes a 3D imaging probe and a needle guide which attaches to the probe for guidance of needle insertion into a volumetric region which can be scanned by the 3D imaging probe. The needle guide responds to the insertion of a needle through the guide by identifying a plane for scanning by the probe which is the insertion plane through which the needle will pass during insertion. The orientation of the insertion plane is communicated to the probe to cause the probe to scan the identified plane and produce images of the needle as it travels through the insertion plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Gary Lee Andrews, Vijay Parthasarathy, Gary Cheng-How Ng, Douglas Allen Stanton, Andrew Lee Robinson, Jochen Kruecker, Christopher Stephen Hall, James Robertson Jago, Vijay Shamdasani
  • Patent number: 11007382
    Abstract: An ultrasound probe includes an ultrasound probe housing and one or more ultrasound transducers disposed in the ultrasound probe housing. A dosimeter or ionizing radiation detector is disposed in or attached to the ultrasound probe housing. An alarm device receives radiation dose or radiation exposure data acquired by the dosimeter or ionizing radiation detector. The alarm device includes an electronic processor programmed to detect excessive radiation dose or radiation exposure received by the ultrasound probe based on the radiation dose or radiation exposure data acquired by the dosimeter or ionizing radiation detector, and output an alarm warning of the detection of excessive radiation dose or radiation exposure received by the ultrasound probe. In some embodiments, the dosimeter is a one-time use dosimeter that is not resettable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Vijay Parthasarathy, Andrew Lee Robinson
  • Publication number: 20210068786
    Abstract: An ultrasonic transducer probe comprises an array transducer and a microbeamformer ASIC (46a, 46b) containing transmit amplifiers and receive circuitry for operation of the array transducer. For higher power operation, the drive current of the amplifiers is increased, rather than the transmit voltage. The elements of the array present a low impedance to the transmit amplifiers for increased drive current by their construction of thin layers (12) of piezoelectric material which are electrically coupled in parallel to an amplifier while being mechanically coupled in series for ultrasound transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew Lee Robinson, Haifeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10891777
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ultrasound imaging system comprising an ultrasound probe having a transducer array configured to provide an ultrasound receive signal. The system further comprises a B-mode volume processing unit configured to generate a B-mode volume based on the ultrasound receive signal, and a B-mode image processing unit configured to provide a current B-mode image based on the B-mode volume. The system further comprises a memory configured to store a previously acquired 3D-vessel map. Also, the system comprises a registration unit configured to register the previously acquired 3D-vessel map to the B-mode volume and to select a portion of the 3D-vessel map corresponding to the current B-mode image. Further, the system comprises a display configured to display an ultrasound image based on the current B-mode image and the selected portion of the 3D-vessel map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Gary Cheng-How Ng, James Robertson Jago, Andrew Lee Robinson
  • Publication number: 20200367863
    Abstract: Ultrasound imaging systems are provided. An ultrasound system according to some embodiments includes a console configured to selectively communicate with a first ultrasound imaging device and a second ultrasound imaging device. The console includes a housing, a computing device disposed within the housing, and a connector receptacle assembly coupled to the housing. The connector receptacle assembly includes a first connector bank including a first plurality of electrical connections; and a second connector bank including a second plurality of electrical connections. The connector receptacle assembly is selectively matable to a first connector of the first ultrasound imaging device via only the first connector bank and to a second connector of the second ultrasound imaging device via the first and second connector banks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Lee Robinson, Timothy Fred Nordgren, Scott Owen Schweizer, Dennis Dean Clark
  • Publication number: 20200302458
    Abstract: A method and processing system for assessing of the health of a network of retail locations in a defined geographic area, by a process including the development of a greenfield benchmark score for a network of ideally sited locations, followed by the development of a brownfield score of current locations, for comparison to the greenfield score. The invention is further applicable to decisions to open a new location, relocate an existing location or close an existing location. In these cases, the effect of opening a new location, or relocating or closing an underperforming location is evaluated by recalculating the brownfield score after the addition of each of several potential new locations, and/or after relocating or closing each of several poorly performing locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Arthur Eladio Weston, Harish Nakra, Ramakrishna C. Peddu, David Silas Jordan, Brian Lee Robinson, Vinay Kumar Jha
  • Publication number: 20200024312
    Abstract: The present invention provides cell-targeting molecules which can deliver a CD8+ T-cell epitope cargo to the MHC class I presentation pathway of a target cell. The cell-targeting molecules of the invention can be used to deliver virtually any CD8+ T-cell epitope from an extracellular space to the MHC class I pathway of a target cell, which may be a malignant cell and/or non-immune cell. The target cell can then display on a cell-surface the delivered CD8+ T-cell epitope complexed with MHC I molecule. The cell-targeting molecules of the invention have uses which include the targeted labeling and/or killing of specific cell-types within a mixture of cell-types, including within a chordate, as well as the stimulation of beneficial immune responses. The cell-targeting molecules of the invention have uses, e.g., in the treatment of a variety of diseases, disorders, and conditions, including cancers, tumors, growth abnormalities, immune disorders, and microbial infections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: MOLECULAR TEMPLATES, INC.
    Inventors: Eric POMA, Erin WILLERT, Sangeetha RAJAGGPALAN, Garrett Lee ROBINSON, Brigitte BRIESCHKE, Jason KIM
  • Patent number: 10466051
    Abstract: A sporting field measurement system is disclosed wherein a user is prompted to select, on a mobile device, a field for marking from various sporting field types including, but not limited to football, baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, track, tennis, basketball, cricket, polo, rugby, Australian football, volleyball, and badminton. The Global National Satellite System (GNSS) or at least the global positioning system (GPS) is used to locate a user's device. An application displays, on a display, of the mobile device, the dimensions of the specified sporting field as an overlay on a map, generated by the positioning system and it will communicate with the GNSS or GPS of the device to allow the user to track his or her movement along a specified path of a proposed field. This will allow the user to place the appropriate markers and/or paint the field. Deviations from the path may be indicated on the display of the mobile device or by an audio indication generated by the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Lee Edward Haynes, Byron Lee Robinson
  • Publication number: 20190180300
    Abstract: A method and processing system for assessing of the health of a network of retail locations in a defined geographic area, by a process including the development of a greenfield benchmark score for a network of ideally sited locations, followed by the development of a brownfield score of current locations, for comparison to the greenfield score. The invention is further applicable to decisions to open a new location, relocate an existing location or close an existing location. In these cases, the effect of opening a new location, or relocating or closing an underperforming location is evaluated by recalculating the brownfield score after the addition of each of several potential new locations, and/or after relocating or closing each of several poorly performing locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Arthur Eladio Weston, Harish Nakra, Ramakrishna C. Peddu, David Silas Jordan, Brian Lee Robinson, Vinay Kumar Jha
  • Publication number: 20190151682
    Abstract: An ultrasound probe includes an ultrasound probe housing (36) and one or more ultrasound transducers (32) disposed in the ultrasound probe housing. A dosimeter (40) or ionizing radiation detector is disposed in or attached to the ultrasound probe housing. An alarm device (24, 52, 54, 56) receives radiation dose or radiation exposure data acquired by the dosimeter or ionizing radiation detector. The alarm device includes an electronic processor (24, 56) programmed to detect excessive radiation dose or radiation exposure received by the ultrasound probe based on the radiation dose or radiation exposure data acquired by the dosimeter or ionizing radiation detector, and output an alarm warning of the detection of excessive radiation dose or radiation exposure received by the ultrasound probe. In some embodiments, the dosimeter is a one-time use dosimeter that is not resettable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: VIJAY PARTHASARATHY, ANDREW LEE ROBINSON
  • Patent number: 10280555
    Abstract: A heating device for a rear wall of a tumble dryer is disclosed, wherein the heating device includes an electric heating arrangement which may be formed of heating coils. A bypass airflow which is not directly heated by the heating arrangement flows in addition in the housing so that the heat loss through the housing is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: DBK David + Baader GmbH
    Inventors: Mark Lee Robinson, Jeffrey John Stuart Williams
  • Publication number: 20190088003
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ultrasound imaging system comprising an ultrasound probe having a transducer array configured to provide an ultrasound receive signal. The system further comprises a B-mode volume processing unit configured to generate a B-mode volume based on the ultrasound receive signal, and a B-mode image processing unit configured to provide a current B-mode image based on the B-mode volume. The system further comprises a memory configured to store a previously acquired 3D-vessel map. Also, the system comprises a registration unit configured to register the previously acquired 3D-vessel map to the B-mode volume and to select a portion of the 3D-vessel map corresponding to the current B-mode image. Further, the system comprises a display configured to display an ultrasound image based on the current B-mode image and the selected portion of the 3D-vessel map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Gary Cheng-How Ng, James Robertson Jago, Andrew Lee Robinson
  • Publication number: 20190025055
    Abstract: A sporting field measurement system is disclosed wherein a user is prompted to select, on a mobile device, a field for marking from various sporting field types including, but not limited to football, baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, track, tennis, basketball, cricket, polo, rugby, Australian football, volleyball, and badminton. The Global National Satellite System (GNSS) or at least the global positioning system (GPS) is used to locate a user's device. An application displays, on a display, of the mobile device, the dimensions of the specified sporting field as an overlay on a map, generated by the positioning system and it will communicate with the GNSS or GPS of the device to allow the user to track his or her movement along a specified path of a proposed field. This will allow the user to place the appropriate markers and/or paint the field. Deviations from the path may be indicated on the display of the mobile device or by an audio indication generated by the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Lee Edward Haynes, Byron Lee Robinson
  • Patent number: 10178986
    Abstract: A matrix array probe including a transducer array and integrated circuitry coupled to the transducer elements dissipates heat generated by the array and integrated circuitry through the cover of the transducer probe. A pump in the probe connector pumps fluid through a closed loop system including inbound an outbound fluid conduits in the cable. The fluid conduits in the cable are separated by the cable electrical conductors for the probe. The heat transfer in the probe is done by a heat exchanger in the transducer backing block. Additional cooling may be provided by metal to metal contact with a chiller in the ultrasound system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Richard Edward Davidsen, Michael Scarsella, James Christopher Taylor, Andrew Lee Robinson, Wojtek Sudol
  • Patent number: 10157489
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ultrasound imaging system (10) comprising an ultrasound probe (20) having a transducer array (21) configured to provide an ultrasound receive signal. The system further comprises a B-mode volume processing unit (30) configured to generate a B-mode volume (31) based on the ultrasound receive signal, and a B-mode image processing unit (40) configured to provide a current B-mode image (41) based on the B-mode volume (31). The system further comprises a memory (50) configured to store a previously acquired 3D-vessel map (51). Also, the system comprises a registration unit (60) configured to register the previously acquired 3D-vessel map (51) to the B-mode volume (31) and to select a portion (61) of the 3D-vessel map corresponding to the current B-mode image (41). Further, the system comprises a display configured to display an ultrasound image (71) based on the current B-mode image (41) and the selected portion (61) of the 3D-vessel map (51).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Gary Cheng-How Ng, James Robertson Jago, Andrew Lee Robinson
  • Patent number: 10123767
    Abstract: An ultrasound system includes a 3D imaging probe and a needle guide which attaches to the probe for guidance of the insertion of multiple needles into a volumetric region which can be scanned by the 3D imaging probe. The needle guide responds to the insertion of a needle through the guide by identifying a plane for scanning by the probe which is the insertion plane through which the needle will pass during insertion. The orientation of the insertion plane is communicated to the probe to cause the probe to scan the identified plane and produce images of the needle as it travels through the insertion plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Gary Lee Andrews, Vijay Parthasarathy, Gary Cheng-How Ng, Douglas Allen Stanton, Andrew Lee Robinson, Jochen Kruecker
  • Patent number: D868244
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: GlaxoSmithKline Intellectual Property Management Limited
    Inventors: Mark Anthony Cox, Joseph John Fire, Michelle Nicole Kwasny, Scott Robert Mackie, Robert John McCaffrey, Jason Lee Robinson, Gerd Schmieta
  • Patent number: D884193
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Andrew Lee Robinson, Susan Gay Heller, Jeffrey Scott Hart, Xidong Chen