Patents by Inventor Lloyd A. Robinson

Lloyd A. 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: 10647011
    Abstract: A networked shaving appliance system includes: (a) a shaving appliance including a handle and a shaving head cartridge connected to the handle and motion, orientation, and/or pressure sensors associated with the handle and/or shaving head cartridge; (b) a sensor circuit connected to receive sensor signals and generate shave event information from the sensor signals; (c) a network circuit wirelessly connected with a computer network and communicating at least the shave event information to the computer network; and (d) a computerized tool operating, at least in part, on a computerized user device connected to the computer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: THE GILLETTE COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Susan Clare Robinson, Balasundram Periasamy Amavasai, Matthew Lloyd Barker, Kate Budds, Ian Anthony Good, Robert Hinkle, Faiz Feisal Sherman, Nigel Weston, Matthew Stephen Bauer
  • Publication number: 20190224865
    Abstract: A method for generating user feedback information from a shave event associated with a user. A shaving razor is provided to user. The shaving razor includes a handle, a hair cutting implement connected to the handle, at least one motion sensor in the handle, a hair cutting implement displacement sensor positioned in the handle, a communication device positioned in the handle and a power source positioned in the handle. The power source powers the at least one motion sensor, the hair cutting implement displacement sensor and the communication device. Shave event data associated with the user during a shave is collected from the at least one motion sensor and the hair cutting implement displacement sensor. The shave event data is processed to generate user feedback information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Susan Clare Robinson, Balasundram Periasamy Amavasai, Matthew Lloyd Barker, Taoran Dong, Ian Anthony Good, Robert Hinkle, Faiz Feisal Sherman
  • Publication number: 20190224867
    Abstract: A method for generating user feedback information from a shave event associated with a user. A shaving razor is provided to user. The shaving razor includes a handle, a hair cutting implement connected to the handle, at least one motion sensor in the handle, a communication device positioned in the handle and a power source positioned in the handle. The power source powers the at least one motion sensor and the communication device. User profile data is collected from the user. Shave event data associated with the user during a shave is collected from the at least one motion sensor. The shave event data and user profile data is processed to generate user feedback information. The user feedback information is communicated to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Susan Clare Robinson, Balasundram Periasamy Amavasai, Matthew Lloyd Barker, Kate Budds, Ian Anthony Good, Robert Hinkle, Faiz Feisal Sherman, Nigel Weston
  • Publication number: 20190224868
    Abstract: A networked shaving appliance system includes: (a) a shaving appliance including a handle and a shaving head cartridge connected to the handle and motion, orientation, and/or pressure sensors associated with the handle and/or shaving head cartridge; (b) a sensor circuit connected to receive sensor signals and generate shave event information from the sensor signals; (c) a network circuit wirelessly connected with a computer network and communicating at least the shave event information to the computer network; and (d) a computerized tool operating, at least in part, on a computerized user device connected to the computer network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Susan Clare Robinson, Balasundram Periasamy Amavasai, Matthew Lloyd Barker, Kate Budds, Ian Anthony Good, Robert Hinkle, Faiz Feisal Sherman, Nigel Weston
  • Publication number: 20190224864
    Abstract: A method for generating user feedback information from a shave event associated with a user. A shaving razor is provided to user. The shaving razor includes a handle, a hair cutting implement connected to the handle, at least one motion sensor in the handle, a communication device associated with the handle and a power source associated with the handle. The power source powers the at least one motion sensor and the communication device. User profile data is collected from the user. Shave event data associated with the user during a shave is collected from the at least one motion sensor. The shave event data and user profile data are processed to generate user feedback information. The user feedback information is communicated to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Susan Clare Robinson, Balasundram Periasamy Amavasai, Matthew Lloyd Barker, Kate Budds, Ian Anthony Good, Robert Hinkle, Faiz Feisal Sherman, Nigel Weston
  • Publication number: 20190224863
    Abstract: A method for generating user feedback information from a shave event associated with a user. A shaving razor is provided to user. The shaving razor includes a handle, a hair cutting implement connected to the handle, at least one motion sensor in the handle, a hair cutting implement displacement sensor associated with the handle, a communication device associated with the handle and a power source associated with the handle. The power source powers the at least one motion sensor, the hair cutting implement displacement sensor and the communication device. Shave event data associated with the user during a shave is collected from the at least one motion sensor and the hair cutting implement displacement sensor. The shave event data is processed to generate user feedback information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Susan Clare Robinson, Balasundram Periasamy Amavasai, Matthew Lloyd Barker, Taoran Dong, Ian Anthony Good, Robert Hinkle, Faiz Feisal Sherman
  • Publication number: 20190224869
    Abstract: A shaving appliance includes: (a) a handle and a shaving head cartridge connected to the handle; (b) motion, orientation, and/or pressure sensors associated with the handle and/or the shaving head cartridge; (c) a cartridge replacement sensor/circuit; (d) a sensor circuit connected via a data connection to receive sensor signals from the motion, orientation and/or pressure sensors, to receive a new cartridge event signal from the cartridge replacement sensor/circuit, and to generate cumulative shave event information from the sensor signals upon receiving a new cartridge event signal; and (e) a notification circuit communicating cumulative shave event information to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Susan Clare Robinson, Balasundram Periasamy Amavasai, Matthew Lloyd Barker, Kate Budds, Ian Anthony Good, Robert Hinkle, Faiz Feisal Sherman, Nigel Weston
  • Publication number: 20190224870
    Abstract: A shaving appliance includes: a handle and a shaving head connected to the handle; a plurality of sensors provided in the shaving head and/or handle; a sensor circuit connected via a data connection to receive sensor signals from the plurality of sensors and to generate shave stroke direction information from the sensor signals; and a notification circuit determining relative shave stroke direction information for a user from the shave stroke direction information and from hair growth direction information electronically stored with respect to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Susan Clare Robinson, Balasundram Periasamy Amavasai, Matthew Lloyd Barker, Kate Budds, Ian Anthony Good, Robert Hinkle, Faiz Feisal Sherman, Nigel Weston
  • Patent number: 6537322
    Abstract: A prosthetic foot assembly includes an ankle member, a heel member pivotally connected to the ankle member, an elongate metatarsal-toe member having a rear portion underlying a forward portion of the heel member and projecting forwardly from the heel member. The metatarsal-toe member is pivotally connected to the heel member. A first compressible element is engaged between a portion of the ankle member and a portion of the heel member and a second compressible element having first and second substantially circular bearing surfaces engaged between a portion of the heel member and a portion of the metatarsal-toe member to resist upward pivotal movement of a forward end of the metatarsal-toe member relative to the heel member. A portion of the compressible element spaced apart from one of the bearing surfaces has a smaller diameter than the diameter of at least one of the first and second bearing surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Inventors: Christopher Lyle Johnson, Eric Lloyd Robinson
  • Patent number: 6129766
    Abstract: A prosthetic foot assembly, said assembly includes an ankle member, a heel member pivotally connected to the ankle member, an elongate metatarsal-toe member having a rear portion underlying a forward portion of the heel member and projecting forwardly from the heel member. The metatarsal-toe member being pivotally connected to the heel member. A first compressible element is engaged between a portion of the ankle member and a portion of the heel member and a second compressible element having first and second substantially circular bearing surfaces engaged between a portion of the heel member and a portion of the metatarsal-toe member to resist upward pivotal movement of a forward end of the metatarsal-toe member relative to the heel member. A portion of the compressible element spaced apart from one of the bearing surfaces has a smaller diameter than the diameter of at least one of the first and second bearing surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignee: College Park Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Lyle Johnson, Eric Lloyd Robinson
  • Patent number: 4123703
    Abstract: A microwave flaw detector system and method are disclosed which include the use of a pair of parallel strip transmission lines which are located a parallel spaced distance from the surface of the test, or work, piece. The strip transmission lines are capable of supporting first and second orthogonal transmission modes, and means are included for supplying the same with a signal of the first mode. The strip transmission lines are located adjacent the surface of an object to be tested for flaws, and may be moved relative thereto for scanning the surface thereof for flaws. The test piece constitutes one ground plane for the pair of current-carrying strips within which return currents flow in a direction opposite to the strip currents. When a surface flaw on the test piece perturbs the ground plane current in the test piece under one strip, some of the power in the test piece is converted to a second mode orthogonal to the incident-mode current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1978
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventor: Lloyd A. Robinson
  • Patent number: 4097869
    Abstract: An antenna comprises the combination of a biconical-horn and a circular waveguide. The major symmetry plane of the horn is horizontal and the horn describes a figure of revolution about the major axis of the circular waveguide. Coupled to the one wall of the horn with its axis perpendicular to the horizontal symmetry plane of the horn is the circular waveguide. A TEM coaxial port on the vertical axis of the horn is provided at the vertex of the cone forming the surface of the biconical-horn. Two orthogonal-ports are provided in the circular waveguide with two respective TEM transmission lines extending from within the circular waveguide outside of these ports to provide at their outputs the TE.sub.11 modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1978
    Assignee: Stanford Research Institute
    Inventor: Lloyd A. Robinson
  • Patent number: 4037264
    Abstract: This magnetic head construction includes two or more elements defining a transducing gap which are positioned and held together within a shell by a wedge.The magnetic head assembly disclosed normally includes a shell structure, a pair of transducer elements defining a transducing gap, a wedge and a wedge follower. The wedge follower may be present as either a separate element or as a surface carried by one of the transducer elements. The assembly is normally formed by the process of disposing the transducer elements, and the wedge follower, if present, within the shell wall, and then rough positioning these elements within the shell, followed by the insertion of the wedge against the wedge following surface to bring the parts into final position in a locked relationship. Generally speaking, locking is achieved by selecting the wedge angle, .theta. as a function of the coefficients of friction of the mating surfaces according to given formulae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1977
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Allen Barkley, Neil Lloyd Robinson, Frank Boyd Shelledy
  • Patent number: D309073
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1990
    Inventor: Lloyd A. Robinson
  • Patent number: D312097
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1990
    Inventor: Lloyd A. Robinson
  • Patent number: D646849
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventor: Carlton Lloyd Robinson