Patents by Inventor Mark D. Roberts

Mark D. 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: 20190106160
    Abstract: An interface system is described herein for attaching one or more objects to a truck bedside includes a top plate integrated with a top portion of the truck bedside, a plurality of female connector tubes attached to the top plate and extending into a volume between the top portion of the truck bedside and a wheel well of the truck bed, and a locking bar assembly. A plurality of male connector tubes attached to the one or more objects can be inserted into the female connector tubes and secured to the female connector tubes using the locking bar assembly that can be locked in a locked position by a locking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: L&M IP
    Inventor: Mark D. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20190056541
    Abstract: An improved reflective surface includes multiple first truncated triangular trihedral corner reflectors and multiple second truncated triangular trihedral corner reflectors, each including a retro-reflecting component and a scattering component corresponding to a truncation of a triangular trihedral corner reflector by a truncating object having a plurality of corners and a triangular or rectangular shape. The retro-reflecting component is a remaining triangular trihedral corner reflector that remains after the truncation of the triangular trihedral corner reflector and the scattering component is a portion of the truncated triangular trihedral corner reflector other than the remaining triangular trihedral corner reflector, where no corner of the plurality of corners of the truncating object is in alignment with a corner of the opening of the triangular trihedral corner reflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: Cedar Ridge Research LLC
    Inventors: Mark D. Roberts, Prentiss W. Haines, IV, Michael P. Demos
  • Patent number: 10204727
    Abstract: A system for magnetizing magnetic sources into a rare earth permanent magnet material includes a first inductor coil, a second inductor coil, and at least one magnetizing circuit for supplying a first current having a first direction for a first duration to said first inductor coil to produce a first magnetic field and a second current having a second direction for a second duration to said second inductor coil to produce a second magnetic field. The first inductor coil comprises a first plurality of layers of a flat conductor about a first aperture positioned on a first side of the rare earth permanent magnet material at a first location where a magnetic source is to be magnetized into the rare earth permanent magnet material from the first side of the rare earth permanent magnet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Correlated Magnetics Research, LLC
    Inventors: Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts, Jason N. Morgan
  • Patent number: 10194246
    Abstract: A magnet and coil assembly comprises a multi-pole magnetic structure, a coil, an object associated with the coil, and a circuitry for applying a current through the coil. The multi-pole magnetic structure comprises a plurality of magnetic source regions that each extend from a first side of said multi-pole magnetic structure to a second side of said multi-pole magnetic structure and include a first magnetic source region having a first polarity and a second magnetic source region having a second polarity. The multi-pole magnetic structure has a polarity transition region having a polarity transition boundary corresponding to an outer perimeter of the first magnetic source region where a magnetic field measured on the first side or the second side of said multi-pole magnetic field structure transitions from the first polarity to said second polarity. The coil is configured proximate to the first side of said multi-pole magnetic structure and about the polarity transition boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Correlated Magnetics Research, LLC
    Inventors: Jason N. Morgan, Micah B. Harvey, Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20190014355
    Abstract: An improved recording device and method of recording involve a communications interface that establishes communications with a common clock reference across a network, a data storage, and a processor that controls the storing in the data storage of a metadata file with at least one of a recorded media data file or a recorded sensor data file. The metadata file includes a time sample received from the common clock reference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: GITCIRRUS, LLC
    Inventors: Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts, Dennis M. Weldy, Eric Fullerton
  • Patent number: 10173292
    Abstract: A magnetic attachment system for attaching a first object to a second object. A first magnet structure is attached to the first object and a second magnet structure is attached to the second object. The first and second objects are attached by virtue of the magnetic attraction between the first magnet structure and second magnet structure. The magnet structures comprise magnetic elements arranged in accordance with patterns based on various codes. In one embodiment, the code has certain autocorrelation properties. In further embodiments the specific type of code is specified. In a further embodiment, an attachment and a release configuration may be achieved by a simple movement of the magnet structures. In a further embodiment, the magnetic field structure may comprise multiple structures based on multiple codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Correlated Magnetics Research, LLC
    Inventors: Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts
  • Patent number: 10155549
    Abstract: An interface system for attaching one or more objects to a truck bedside includes a top plate integrated with a top portion of the truck bedside, a plurality of female connector tubes attached to the top plate and extending into a volume between the top portion of the truck bedside and a wheel well of the truck bed, and a locking bar assembly. A plurality of male connector tubes attached to the one or more objects can be inserted into the female connector tubes and secured to the female connector tubes using the locking bar assembly that can be locked in a locked position by a locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: L&M IP
    Inventor: Mark D. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20180307958
    Abstract: An improved system and method for reflecting light includes a first light conduit and a first light source. The first light conduit has a first opening at a first end, a second opening at a second end opposite the first end, and a side opening between the first opening and the second opening. The first light source outputs a first light that initially enters the first light conduit through the side opening, reflects off the first light conduit, and exits the first light conduit through the first opening, where a second light exits the first light conduit through the second opening. The second light may be provided by a second light source that output the second light that initially enters the first light conduit through a second side opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: Cedar Ridge Research LLC
    Inventors: Lance P. Lawson, Marla Miller, Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts
  • Patent number: 10008817
    Abstract: An electrical system includes an electrical adapter and a stackable electrical adapter. The electrical adapter includes at least one of an electrical plug or an Edison screw base configured to receive a primary voltage, a voltage converter circuit configured to convert the primary voltage to the secondary voltage, and a first electrical connector part configured to be detachably coupled to a second electrical connector part of an electrical fixture configured to be powered by the secondary voltage. The stackable electrical adapter is configured to be powered by the secondary voltage, the first stackable electrical adapter having a first side and a second side opposite the first side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Correlated Magnetics Research, LLC
    Inventors: Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20180157948
    Abstract: An improved system and method for data card emulation involves a portable electronic device that can emulate any one of multiple data cards corresponding to multiple entities. The portable electronic device includes a memory for storing data card information corresponding to data cards of the multiple entities, a radio frequency interface for identifying an entity and conveying information supporting a transaction between the entity and a user of the portable electronic device, a processor for retrieving from the memory a data card information of a data card of the identified entity used by the processor to support the transaction, and a touch screen display that displays information about the transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: Cedar Ridge Research LLC
    Inventors: Lance P. Lawson, Marla Miller, Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20180050737
    Abstract: An interface system for attaching one or more objects to a truck bedside includes a top plate integrated with a top portion of the truck bedside, a plurality of female connector tubes attached to the top plate and extending into a volume between the top portion of the truck bedside and a wheel well of the truck bed, and a locking bar assembly. A plurality of male connector tubes attached to the one or more objects can be inserted into the female connector tubes and secured to the female connector tubes using the locking bar assembly that can be locked in a locked position by a locking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: L&M IP
    Inventor: Mark D. Roberts
  • Patent number: 9886657
    Abstract: An improved system and method for data card emulation involves a portable electronic device that can emulate any one of multiple data cards corresponding to multiple entities. The portable electronic device includes a memory for storing bar code information corresponding to data cards of the multiple entities. It provides a touch screen for identifying an entity and displaying a bar code corresponding to a data card of the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventors: Lance P. Lawson, Marla Miller, Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20170268691
    Abstract: An attachment system comprises an attachment assembly having a side with an exposed surface. A magnetic structure comprises a plurality of assembly field emission sources having positions and polarities relating to an attachment spatial force function. A plurality of assembly pole pieces are coupled to the magnetic structure such that a spatial spacing is created between the magnetic structure and the side. Each assembly pole piece is coupled to a corresponding one of the plurality of assembly field emission sources for directing magnetic flux. An attachment target attaches to the exposed surface based on the attachment spatial force function. The attachment target comprises a plurality of target field emission sources having positions and polarities relating to the attachment spatial force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: Correlated Magnetics Research, LLC
    Inventors: Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts, Wesley R. Swift
  • Publication number: 20170251231
    Abstract: An improved system and method for media synchronization and collaboration involves a data storage, a plurality of media recording devices used by a plurality of users to independently record an event from multiple locations thereby producing a plurality of recorded media data corresponding to a plurality of views of the event, and a media player comprising a processor and a graphical user interface. Each of the plurality of media recording devices convey to the data storage media data and metadata corresponding to their respective view of the event, where the metadata includes time samples in accordance with a common time reference. The media player uses the metadata to synchronize and play the plurality of views of the event. The graphical user interfaces can be used to select views of the plurality of views of the event to be playing during periods of time as part of an overall timeline of a composite video that consists of a sequence of selected views.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: GITCIRRUS, LLC
    Inventors: Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts, Dennis M. Weldy, Eric Fullerton
  • Patent number: 9711268
    Abstract: A magnetic system described herein includes first and second magnetic structures that simultaneously produce repel forces and attract forces that combine to produce a composite force that can be an attract force, a repel force, or a force that transitions from an attract force to a repel force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Correlated Magnetics Research, LLC
    Inventors: Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts, David P. Machado, Jason N. Morgan
  • Patent number: 9679233
    Abstract: An improved system and method for data card emulation involves a portable electronic device that can emulate any one of multiple data cards corresponding to multiple entities. The portable electronic device includes a memory for storing bar code information corresponding to data cards of the multiple entities. It provides an interface for identifying an entity and a display for displaying a bar code corresponding to a data card of the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Cedar Ridge Research LLC
    Inventors: Lance P. Lawson, Marla Miller, Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20170132503
    Abstract: An improved system and method for data card emulation involves a portable electronic device that can emulate any one of multiple data cards corresponding to multiple entities. The portable electronic device includes a memory for storing bar code information corresponding to data cards of the multiple entities. It provides a touch screen for identifying an entity and displaying a bar code corresponding to a data card of the entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: Cedar Ridge Research LLC
    Inventors: Lance P. Lawson, Marla Miller, Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20170120401
    Abstract: A magnetic attachment system for attaching a first object to a second object. A first magnet structure is attached to the first object and a second magnet structure is attached to the second object. The first and second objects are attached by virtue of the magnetic attraction between the first magnet structure and second magnet structure. The magnet structures comprise magnetic elements arranged in accordance with patterns based on various codes. In one embodiment, the code has certain autocorrelation properties. In further embodiments the specific type of code is specified. In a further embodiment, an attachment and a release configuration may be achieved by a simple movement of the magnet structures. In a further embodiment, the magnetic field structure may comprise multiple structures based on multiple codes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: Correlated Magnetics Research, LLC
    Inventors: Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts
  • Patent number: 9588599
    Abstract: A system is described herein for monitoring the movement of one or more magnet sources located external to a device using the vector data from one or more magnetic vector sensors incorporated in the device to determine a position and/or to communicate information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: CORRELATED MAGNETICS RESEARCH, LLC.
    Inventors: Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts
  • Patent number: 9556034
    Abstract: An improved system for generating graphene involves a liquid reaction chamber configured to receive a working liquid source, a carbon atom source, and a catalyst to cause a chemical reaction in the reaction chamber and a resulting reactant liquid comprising ring structures having starved carbon atoms. The ring structures are provided to a graphene generation chamber having a magnetic structure that includes a two-dimensional array of alternating polarity magnetic sources that produce a magnetic field having a gradient sufficient to float graphene over the magnetic structure. The graphene generation chamber generates graphene from said ring structures over the magnetic structure such that the graphene floats over the magnetic structure due to said graphene being diamagnetic. The rate at which the ring structures are produced is controlled to control the rate of graphene generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Cedar Ridge Research, LLC
    Inventors: Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts