Patents by Inventor Noel A. Roberts

Noel A. 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: 20210224678
    Abstract: A process is provided for the high-yield heterogeneous integration of ‘quantum micro-chiplets’ (QMCs, diamond waveguide arrays containing highly coherent color centers) with an aluminum nitride (AlN) photonic integrated circuit (PIC). As an example, the process is useful for the development of a 72-channel defect-free array of germanium-vacancy (GeV) and silicon-vacancy (SiV) color centers in a PIC. Photoluminescence spectroscopy reveals long-term stable and narrow average optical linewidths of 54 MHz (146 MHz) for GeV (SiV) emitters, close to the lifetime-limited linewidth of 32 MHz (93 MHz). Additionally, inhomogeneities in the individual qubits can be compensated in situ with integrated tuning of the optical frequencies over 100 GHz. The ability to assemble large numbers of nearly indistinguishable artificial atoms into phase-stable PICs is useful for development of multiplexed quantum repeaters and general-purpose quantum computers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Noel WAN, Jacques Johannes CAROLAN, Tsung-Ju Lu, Ian Robert Christen, Dirk Robert ENGLUND
  • Patent number: 11069523
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for material deposition onto a sample to form a protective layer composed of at least two materials that have been formulated and arranged according to the material properties of the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: FEI Company
    Inventors: Brian Roberts Routh, Jr., Thomas G. Miller, Chad Rue, Noel Thomas Franco
  • Patent number: 10595206
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein describe multi-challenge, multi-level authentication systems, methods and products. Each authentication challenge may be independent of other challenges and may be associated with a particular network resource or functionality. Counters may track the number of attempts for each authentication challenge and each type of network resource and functionality. Each authentication challenge, network resource, or network functionality may be independently locked and unlocked based on the attempts tracked by the counters. Furthermore, the authentication system may configure the authentication challenges hierarchically, and a higher level challenge may unlock a locked lower level challenge. Therefore, embodiments disclosed herein significantly improve upon the conventional all-in/all-out binary authentication systems and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Noel Robert Latsha, William Rudolph Wolf, Benjamin Van Ruitenbeek, Marcus Pierce Jameson, Dereck Marsh Henson
  • Patent number: 10405186
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein describe multi-challenge, multi-level authentication systems, methods and products. Each authentication challenge may be independent of other challenges and may be associated with a particular network resource or functionality. Counters may track the number of attempts for each authentication challenge and each type of network resource and functionality. Each authentication challenge, network resource, or network functionality may be independently locked and unlocked based on the attempts tracked by the counters. Furthermore, the authentication system may configure the authentication challenges hierarchically, and a higher level challenge may unlock a locked lower level challenge. Therefore, embodiments disclosed herein significantly improve upon the conventional all-in/all-out binary authentication systems and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association
    Inventors: Noel Robert Latsha, William Rudolph Wolf, Benjamin Van Ruitenbeek, Marcus Pierce Jameson, Dereck Marsh Henson
  • Patent number: 9499776
    Abstract: The present invention provides a brewing system that includes a cooking vessel configured to heat a fluid in the cooking vessel; a grain container having a false bottom, wherein the grain container is configured to hold a grain bed, wherein the grain container includes a plurality of sieves that are configured to separate the grain bed into a plurality of grain layers, and wherein the grain container is configured to be placed within the cooking vessel; and a fluid-circulation system configured to transfer fluid heated by the cooking vessel into the grain container such that the transferred fluid contacts a top surface of the grain bed, filters through the grain bed and the plurality of sieves, and enters the cooking vessel, and wherein the fluid-circulation system is further configured to re-circulate the fluid that exits the cooking vessel via a drain back to the top surface of the grain bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Noel Robert Kempfert
  • Publication number: 20140234482
    Abstract: The present invention provides a brewing system that includes a cooking vessel configured to heat a fluid in the cooking vessel; a grain container having a false bottom, wherein the grain container is configured to hold a grain bed, wherein the grain container includes a plurality of sieves that are configured to separate the grain bed into a plurality of grain layers, and wherein the grain container is configured to be placed within the cooking vessel; and a fluid-circulation system configured to transfer fluid heated by the cooking vessel into the grain container such that the transferred fluid contacts a top surface of the grain bed, filters through the grain bed and the plurality of sieves, and enters the cooking vessel, and wherein the fluid-circulation system is further configured to re-circulate the fluid that exits the cooking vessel via a drain back to the top surface of the grain bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Noel Robert Kempfert
  • Patent number: 8764677
    Abstract: A surface or bulk acoustic wave device can be implanted in or worn on a human or animal body to monitor various parameters thereof. The device comprises a pair of interdigitated transducers spaced apart over the surface of a piezo-electric substrate that is exposed to the parameter to be monitored. The device is interrogated by a radio-frequency signal being supplied to one of the transducers and detected after reflection by the other transducer. The parameter is measured by comparison of the supplied and received signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Imperial College Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Christopher Toumazou, Christopher Neil McLeod, Glenn Noel Robert Vandevoorde
  • Patent number: 8756733
    Abstract: A disposable gel pad for cushioning the plate of an operating table's patient support apparatus is a block of gel with one face of the block adapted to locate the pad on the plate. Usually the pad will be enclosed in a film envelope. A pocket in the envelope allows the pad to engage the plate. Stick on patches which provide a pocket and sacroiliac pads axe variants. Sacroiliac pads can be cast with a soft gel front for patient contact joined to a hard gel rear for screw or bayonet fixing to the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventors: Noel Robert Hughes, John Robert Copeland
  • Publication number: 20120263856
    Abstract: A disposable gel pad for cushioning the plate of an operating table's patient support apparatus is a block of gel with one face of the block adapted to locate the pad on the plate. Usually the pad will be enclosed in a film envelope. A pocket in the envelope allows the pad to engage the plate. Stick on patches which provide a pocket and sacroiliac pads axe variants. Sacroiliac pads can be cast with a soft gel front for patient contact joined to a hard gel rear for screw or bayonet fixing to the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2010
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Noel Robert Hughes, John Robert Copeland
  • Patent number: 8286283
    Abstract: A patient positioning support for an operating theatre table (2) has a saddle (18) for clamping to the rail (8) which runs alongside the edge of the table and a pair of articulating arms (26, 32) attached to the saddle for holding a pad in contact with a patients body or limb. The devices are mounted in pairs and are lockable in positions which overlie the tame or lie outboard of the table or below the table when not required. The locking action is by friction but radial arrays of teeth (66, 68), which are locked by hand screws (62), give the preferred locking action. Other items of equipment such as arm boards, neural head supports and stirrups can be substituted for the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Surgipod Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: John Robert Copeland, Noel Robert Hughes
  • Publication number: 20080034502
    Abstract: A patient positioning support for an operating theatre table (2) has a saddle (18) for clamping to the rail (8) which runs alongside the edge of the table and a pair of articulating arms (26, 32) attached to the saddle for holding a pad in contact with a patients body or limb. The devices are mounted in pairs and are lockable in positions which overlie the tame or lie outboard of the table or below the table when not required. The locking action is by friction but radial arrays of teeth (66, 68), which are locked by hand screws (62), give the preferred locking action. Other items of equipment such as arm boards, neural head supports and stirrups can be substituted for the pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2005
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: John Robert Copeland, Noel Robert Hughes
  • Patent number: 6984729
    Abstract: The present invention discloses synthetic oligonucleotides complementary to contiguous and noncontiguous regions of the HBV RNA. Also disclosed are methods and kits for inhibiting the replication and expression of HBV, and for treating HBV infections and associated conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: Hybridon, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce L. Frank, Peter C. Roberts, John Goodchild, J. Charles Craig, John S. Mills, Andrew Slade, Robert E. Kilkuskie, Noel A. Roberts, Raymond Jupp
  • Publication number: 20020081577
    Abstract: The present invention discloses synthetic oligonucleotides complementary to contiguous and non-contiguous regions of the HCV RNA. Also disclosed are methods and kits for inhibiting the replication of HCV, inhibiting the expression of HCV nucleic acid and protein, and for treating HCV infections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 1997
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventors: ROBERT L. KILKUSKIE, BRUCE L. FRANK, JOHN GOODCHILD, JIA L. WOLFE, PETER C. ROBERTS, HENRY A. HAMLIN, NOEL A. ROBERTS, DEBRA M. WALTHER
  • Publication number: 20020038309
    Abstract: A system and method for integrating one or more external systems, where the integration is achieved through the collaboration of an engine and one or more adapters. The engine can be configured with a set of rules that defines how messages are distributed among the adapters, and is responsible for enforcing those rules. Each adapter is associated with an external system. Each adapter is responsible for translating messages received from the associated external system into a common messaging protocol and for transmitting the translated messages to the engine. In addition, each adapter is responsible for translating messages in the common messaging protocol received from the engine and for transmitting the translated messages to the associated external system. Engines and adapters may be distributed among several computers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2001
    Publication date: March 28, 2002
    Applicant: ARIA SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Mathew Nicholas Perkins, Robert James Church, Noel Roberts
  • Patent number: 5317817
    Abstract: Disclosed is an air turn for supporting and optionally drying a web, the air turn comprising a plurality of air bars having a wing type foil with an adjustable web-to-foil gap and multiple relief holes. The apparatus of the invention allows for the ability to control the air vortex off the lower air turn in an air turn array and to control the pressure between the web and foil, thereby eliminating web flutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1994
    Assignee: W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
    Inventors: H. Noel Roberts, Kenneth N. Jenquin, Richard M. Perock
  • Patent number: 4729316
    Abstract: A projectile comprises a pyrotechnic charge and a mobile member inside the projectile which rotates between a safe position and an armed position. At least part of a pyrotechnic delay device is accommodated in a passage in this mobile member. The pyrotechnic charge is initiated via this pyrotechnic delay device. The passage is oriented so as to isolate functionally the pyrotechic delay device from the pyrotechnic charge when the mobile member is in the safe position. It functionally couples the pyrotechnic delay device to the pyrotechnic charge when the mobile member is in the armed position. The projectile further comprises an arrangement on the mobile member and on the projectile to guide relative rotation between them about an axis fixed relative to the mobile member and relative to the projectile. A mechanical arming device retains the mobile member in the safe position and against rotation about the aforementioned axis relative to the projectile at least until the projectile is fired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1988
    Assignee: Etienne Lacroix tous Artifices S.A.
    Inventors: Daniel R. J. Evrard, Hubert Calmettes, Noel Robert
  • Patent number: 4724765
    Abstract: A projectile has a central part relative to the longitudinal direction of the projectile which is the direction in which it is fired. The projectile contains a pyrotechnic charge in the form of two identical operational charges. These are offset longitudinally relative to the central part of the projectile and symmetrically disposed one on each side of this central part. The projectile further contains a device for initiating the pyrotechnic charge subject to a time-delay. This device is accommodated in the central part of the projectile and adapted to initiate the two operational charges simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1988
    Assignee: Etienne Lacroix Tous Artifices S.A
    Inventors: Daniel R. J. Evrard, Hubert C. G. Calmettes, Noel Robert
  • Patent number: 4623639
    Abstract: The present invention provides for peptide derivatives, a process for their manufacture and pharmaceutical preparations containing the same. The invention is also concerned with novel intermediates used in the manufacture of said derivatives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1986
    Assignee: Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
    Inventors: Cedric H. Hassall, William H. Johnson, Noel A. Roberts
  • Patent number: 4612324
    Abstract: Compounds of the formula ##STR1## wherein R.sup.1, R.sup.2 and R.sup.3 each individually is hydrogen, or lower alkyl and R.sup.4 is hydroxy, lower alkoxy, aryl-(lower alkoxy), amino, mono(lower alkyl)amino or di(lower alkyl) amino,and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof which are useful in the treatment of degenerative joint diseases and of Wilson's disease are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1986
    Assignee: Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
    Inventors: Colin H. Cashin, Noel A. Roberts, Brian P. Tong
  • Patent number: RE47681
    Abstract: A surface or bulk acoustic wave device can be implanted in or worn on a human or animal body to monitor various parameters thereof. The device comprises a pair of interdigitated transducers spaced apart over the surface of a piezo-electric substrate that is exposed to the parameter to be monitored. The device is interrogated by a radio-frequency signal being supplied to one of the transducers and detected after reflection by the other transducer. The parameter is measured by comparison of the supplied and received signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: IP2IPO INNOVATIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Christofer Toumazou, Christopher Neil McLeod, Glenn Noel Robert Vandevoorde