Patents by Inventor Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown 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: 11407666
    Abstract: Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are destroyed by oxidation in supercritical conditions. PFAS in water is concentrated in a reverse osmosis step and salt from the resulting solution is removed in supercritical conditions prior to destruction of PFAS in supercritical conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Stephen H. Rosansky, Michael Miller, Patrick Norris, Darwin Argumedo, Douglas Hendry, Ian Haggerty, Keith Brown, Joshua James, Joseph Casciano, Slawomir Winecki, Vivek Lal, Tom McGuinness
  • Patent number: 11401265
    Abstract: The present invention pertains generally to the field of therapeutic compounds, and more specifically to certain bicycloheteroaryl-heteroaryl-benzoic acid compounds of the following formula (for convenience, collectively referred to herein as “BHBA compounds”), which, inter alia, are (selective) retinoic acid receptor beta (RAR?) (e.g., RAR?2) agonists. The present invention also pertains to pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds, and the use of such compounds and compositions, both in vitro and in vivo, to (selectively) activate RAR? (e.g., RAR?2), to cause or promote neurite development, neurite outgrowth, and/or neurite regeneration, and in the treatment of diseases and conditions that are mediated by RAR? (e.g., RAR?2), that are ameliorated by the activation of RAR? (e.g., RAR?2), etc., including, e.g., neurological injuries such as spinal cord injuries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Alan David Borthwick, Mark Trevor Mills, Jane Theresa Brown, Jonathan Patrick Thomas Corcoran, Maria Beatriz De Castro Vasconcelos Goncalves, Sarkis Barret Kalindjian
  • Publication number: 20220211126
    Abstract: A face protector for reducing the transmission of pathogens (including but not limited to viruses such as COVID-19) between individuals, along with methods of making and using the same, are generally provided herein. More specifically embodiments of face protectors that are configured to be supported by the bill of a hat, visor, or other headgear are disclosed, wherein the face protector provides a physical barrier separating the wearer's face from the environment. Embodiments include side panels to provide additional protection and/or wings to provide additional support. Fasteners may be used with embodiments to secure the face protector to the brim or headgear. Radiation (such as ultraviolet light) may be used to sanitize air as it moves past the edge of the face protector. An embodiment includes a projection configured to cover the bill of the headgear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Patrick Brown, II, Daniel Patrick Brown, III
  • Patent number: 11380630
    Abstract: Integrated circuit package (ICP) with: (i) stored information pertaining to an amount and/or value of precious material present in the ICP; and (ii) sensor for detecting an amount of precious material present in the ICP. In some embodiments the ICP is embedded in a smart card for use with a smart card reader system that can communicate data to and/or from the ICP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Louis Thomas Fuka, Robert John Nonnenkamp, Charles Patrick Brown
  • Patent number: 11375553
    Abstract: Wireless communication devices, systems, and methods for establishing latency-critical services. When a mobile station attempts to transmit a packet on a contention-based multiple-access radio channel without a prior reservation of channel resources, the mobile station notifies the base station of its attempt to randomly access the channel. The notification is performed on dedicated channel resources. Upon receipt of the notification of a mobile station's access attempt, the base station can know that a mobile station is the origin of the colliding packets, and can therefore correctly manage the retransmission of packets not received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Patrick Brown, Salah Eddine El Ayoubi
  • Patent number: 11350779
    Abstract: The present invention broadly relates to trays, tables, and storage compartments capable of securely holding glasses and other containers for beverages and other liquids. For example, the trays, tables, and storage compartments may include a retainer portion with a retainer that is adapted to flex to receive a portion of a glass or other container for a beverage or other liquid. The flexing of the retainer also applies a gripping friction force to securely hold the glass or other container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Teak Isle Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Brown, Sean Ciervo, Angel Ruslan Salcedo Colon
  • Publication number: 20220126866
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle includes a detection system for identifying the presence of authorities or emergency vehicles on a road, such as law enforcement vehicles, fire engines, fire trucks, police officers, first responders, traffic cones, flares, etc. The detection system may include audio and visual detection system dedicated to the detection of authorities. Additionally, systems that correlate the detected authorities and/or any audible or visual instructions given by the authorities to changes in the behavior of the autonomous vehicle. The autonomous vehicle may react to the detected authorities or emergency vehicles by determining a driving related operation to safely operate around the detected authorities or emergency vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Patrick BROWN, Todd B. SKINNER
  • Publication number: 20220122447
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of smart tags for covertly alerting a service worker to perform a hand hygiene event are disclosed herein. An exemplary smart tag includes a housing, a processor, memory, one or more rechargeable batteries, and a vibrator. The vibrator vibrates the badge and the vibrating badge produces less than 30 decibels of sound. The smart tag further includes a plurality of LEDs. The LEDs illuminate in a first sequence to indicated one of the service worker has washed or sanitized her hands and service worker needs to wash or sanitizer her hands. The smart tag further includes a graphic image that depicts one or more hands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Jackson W. Wegelin, Patrick Brown, Joseph S. Kanfer, Carol L. Wilson, Tamara M. Cross
  • Patent number: 11283809
    Abstract: A least-privilege role is automatically assigned to a service principal in order to ensure that a service principal is able to perform actions on a resource of a subscription in a multi-tenant environment as intended without additional access and usage rights. The assignment of the least-privilege role is based on actions previously performed on the resources of a subscription by the service principal that match those actions within a role having the bare minimum permissions needed to perform those actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC.
    Inventors: Vera Bogdanich Espina, Nicholas Patrick Brown, Varun Sharma
  • Patent number: 11278067
    Abstract: A face protector for reducing the transmission of pathogens (including but not limited to viruses such as COVID-19) between individuals, along with methods of making and using the same, are generally provided herein. More specifically embodiments of face protectors that are configured to be supported by the bill of a hat, visor, or other headgear are disclosed, wherein the face protector provides a physical barrier separating the wearer's face from the environment. Embodiments include side panels to provide additional protection and/or wings to provide additional support. Fasteners may be used with embodiments to secure the face protector to the brim or headgear. Radiation (such as ultraviolet light) may be used to sanitize air as it moves past the edge of the face protector. An embodiment includes a projection configured to cover the bill of the headgear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Patrick Brown, II, Daniel Patrick Brown, III
  • Publication number: 20220080985
    Abstract: Techniques are described for an autonomous vehicle to provide the autonomous vehicle's health-related information, identification information, and/or inspection information to a device that may be used by law enforcement or a government agency or a third-party so that the autonomous vehicle can comply with government regulations and can continue to operate on the road.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Patrick BROWN, Jason Robert LAU
  • Publication number: 20220081003
    Abstract: A lead autonomous vehicle (AV) includes a sensor configured to observe a field of view in front of the lead AV. Following AVs are on the same road behind the lead AV. A processor of the lead AV is configured to detect a construction zone. The processor sends a first message to an operation server, indicating that the construction zone is detected. The processor updates driving instructions of the lead AV to navigate around the construction zone. While navigating around the construction zone, the processor sends sensor data associated with the construction zone to the operation server. The operation server determines an extent of the construction zone. If the operation server determines that the construction zone is extensive, it sends re-routing instructions to the AVs. If the operation server determines that the construction zone is not extensive, it sends instructions to navigate around the construction zone to the AVs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Patrick Brown, Scott Douglas Foster, Joyce Tam
  • Publication number: 20220081005
    Abstract: A lead autonomous vehicle (AV) includes a sensor configured to observe a field of view in front of the lead AV. Following AVs are on the same road behind the lead AV. A processor of the lead AV is configured to detect a road closure. The processor overrides driving instructions of the lead AV, such that the lead AV is stopped at first location coordinates. The processor sends a first message to an operation server, indicating that the road closure is detected. The operation server update the first portion of the map data, reflecting the road closure. The operation server determines whether re-routing is possible for each AV. If re-routing is possible is possible for that AV, the operation server sends re-routing instructions to the AV. If re-routing is not possible is possible for that AV, the operation server sends pulling over instructions to the AV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Patrick Brown, Scott Douglas Foster, Joyce Tam
  • Publication number: 20220080996
    Abstract: A lead autonomous vehicle (AV) includes a sensor configured to observe a field of view in front of the lead AV. Following AVs are on the same road behind the lead AV. A processor of the lead AV is configured to detect a road structural change on the particular road. The processor updates driving instructions of the lead AV to navigate through the structural change using driving instructions related to the structural change. The processor sends a first message to the operation server indicating that the structural change is detected. The operation server updates the first portion of the map data, reflecting the structural change. The operation server sends the updated map data to the one or more following AVs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Patrick Brown, Scott Douglas Foster, Joyce Tam
  • Publication number: 20220081004
    Abstract: A lead autonomous vehicle (AV) includes a sensor configured to observe a field of view in front of the lead AV. Following AVs are on the same road behind the lead AV. A processor of the lead AV is configured to detect an unknown object within the field of view by comparing sensor data received from the sensor and a map data. The processor determines a lane occupied by the unknown object. The processor sends a first message to the following AVs comprising location coordinates of the unknown object and instructions to divert the lane. The processor instructs the lead AV to navigate around the unknown object. While navigating around the unknown object, the processor sends a plurality of second messages to an operation server, comprising sensor data related to the unknown object. The operation server updates the map data, indicating the unknown object at the location coordinates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Patrick Brown, Scott Douglas Foster, Joyce Tam
  • Publication number: 20220055405
    Abstract: Techniques are described for determining whether snow chains are permitted to be used and to deploy snow chains based on traffic signs, weather conditions, and/or road conditions. An example method of autonomous driving operation includes performing a first determination, by a computer located in an autonomous vehicle, whether a use of snow chains is permitted based at least on a location where the autonomous vehicle is operating, performing a second determination that snow chains are required for driving the autonomous vehicle on a road, and sending, in response to the first determination indicating that the use of snow chains is permitted and in response to the second determination, instruction to snow chain devices located on the autonomous vehicle, where the instruction triggers the snow chain devices to deploy snow chains on tires of the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Jason Robert LAU, Robert Patrick BROWN
  • Publication number: 20220048471
    Abstract: A computer includes a processor and a memory, the memory storing instructions executable by the processor to collect biometric data of a vehicle user, identify a set of user-specific data from one or more stored sets of user-specific data based on the biometric data, and receive a request for a stored location. When the biometric data of the vehicle user match the stored biometric data, the instructions include instructions to display the requested location. When the biometric data of the vehicle user do not match the stored biometric data, the instructions include instructions to identify an offset location based on the requested location and a population density of the requested location and display the offset location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Brown, Thomas Lee Miller, Justin Bauer, Walter L. Stephens, JR., Gary Jablonski
  • Publication number: 20220039986
    Abstract: The invention comprises an elastomeric athletic or orthopedic brace, support for a joint complex and is an elastomeric sleeve having a distal portion and a proximal portion that surrounds and supports one or more joints and with fenestrations or cut-outs and optional supplemental supports or framework so as to provide an external anatomically configured network which augments the effects of the ligaments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Dustin Ducharme, Annunziato Amendola, Bryan Den Hartog, David B. Kay, Anthony Perera, Brian Milliff, Patrick Brown
  • Publication number: 20220042885
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to specimen processing assemblies including (a) a lower plate (10), (b) an upper plate (30) complementary to the lower plate, and (c) a chamber formed therefrom. In some embodiments, the formed chamber is adapted to perform an unmasking operation, e.g. antigen retrieval and/or target retrieval. In some embodiments, the specimen processing assemblies are configured to maintain a specimen-bearing substrate (15) horizontal during all processing steps. The present disclosure is also directed to systems including one or more independently operable specimen processing assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Heidi Barnett, Vanessa J. Bennett, Patrick Brown, Nathan Crum, Evan T. Graves, Timothy J. Keller, Brian H. Kram, Daniel R. Kurycki, Alastair Laing, Matthew D. Mette, Michael Otter, James E. PHILLIPS-PORTILLO, Samuel Psota, Christian Roessler, Kenneth S. Weir, John D. Willems, JR.
  • Publication number: 20220039988
    Abstract: The invention comprises an elastomeric athletic or orthopedic brace, support for a joint complex and is a network of interlinking elastomeric bands that extend radially from a hub member to support a joint in tension but provide for controlled hinging about an axis defined through the hub member. In particular, the brace is provided for an ankle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Dustin Ducharme, Annunziato Amendola, Bryan Den Hartog, David B. Kay, Anthony Perera, Brian Milliff, Patrick Brown