Patents by Inventor R. Fish

R. Fish 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: 20210278591
    Abstract: The wavelength response of an arrayed waveguide grating can be tuned, in accordance with various embodiments, using a beam sweeper including one or more heaters to shift a lateral position of light focused by the beam sweeper at an interface of the beam sweeper with an input free propagation region of the arrayed waveguide grating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Jared Bauters, Brian R. Koch, Jonathan Edgar Roth, Gregory Alan Fish
  • Publication number: 20210260860
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a roll of stock material for making a label having a shelf portion with PSA and a bib portion with deadened adhesive is provided. The shelf portion includes a layer of polymer. A continuous layer of paper is bonded to a continuous layer of poly with applied strips of catalyzed adhesive from a roller. Unbonded strips of poly are kiss-cut and removed to expose the paper between bonded strips of poly. A continuous layer of PSA is applied over the poly and exposed paper. Strips of deadening agent are applied over the layer of PSA that overlays the exposed paper. The PSA and deadening agent are cured and a release layer is applied over them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: Mar-Co Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Eversole, Charles Eversole, Walter R. Fish
  • Patent number: 10994413
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing flexible robotic actuators are disclosed. Some embodiments of the disclosed subject matter include a soft robot capable of providing a radial deflection motions; a soft tentacle actuator capable of providing a variety of motions and providing transportation means for various types of materials; and a hybrid robotic system that retains desirable characteristics of both soft robots and hard robots. Some embodiments of the disclosed subject matter also include methods for operating the disclosed robotic systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Stephen A. Morin, Robert F. Shepherd, Adam Stokes, Filip Ilievski, Ramses V. Martinez, Jamie L. Branch, Carina R. Fish, Lihua Jin, Rui M. D. Nunes, Zhigang Suo, George M. Whitesides
  • Publication number: 20210108375
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to improved packaging materials containing oxidized cellulose. More particularly, this disclosure relates to improved packaging materials containing oxidized cellulose exhibiting one or more of improved odor control and/or improved antimicrobial properties. This disclosure further relates to the use of oxidized cellulose in packaging materials as an anti-counterfeiting agent, and methods of testing for the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: GP Cellulose GmbH
    Inventors: Charles E. Courchene, Ernest R. Fish, Arthur J. Nonni, Mechelli R. Campbell
  • Patent number: 10900177
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to improved packaging materials containing oxidized cellulose. More particularly, this disclosure relates to improved packaging materials containing oxidized cellulose exhibiting one or more of improved odor control and/or improved antimicrobial properties. This disclosure further relates to the use of oxidized cellulose in packaging materials as an anti-counterfeiting agent, and methods of testing for the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: GP CELLULOSE GMBH
    Inventors: Charles E. Courchene, Ernest R. Fish, Arthur J. Nonni, Mechelli R. Campbell
  • Publication number: 20190226153
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to improved packaging materials containing oxidized cellulose. More particularly, this disclosure relates to improved packaging materials containing oxidized cellulose exhibiting one or more of improved odor control and/or improved antimicrobial properties. This disclosure further relates to the use of oxidized cellulose in packaging materials as an anti-counterfeiting agent, and methods of testing for the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: GP Cellulose GmbH
    Inventors: Charles E. Courchene, Ernest R. Fish, Arthur J. Nonni, Mechelli R. Campbell
  • Publication number: 20190209300
    Abstract: A method of making a replacement heart valve device whereby a fragment of biocompatible tissue material is treated and soaked in one or more alcohol solutions and a solution of glutaraldehyde. The dried biocompatible tissue material is folded and rehydrated in such a way that forms a two- or three-leaflet/cusp valve without affixing of separate cusps or leaflets or cutting slits into the biocompatible tissue material to form the cusps or leaflets. After the biocompatible tissue material is folded, it is affixed at one or more points on the outer surface to the inner cavity or a stent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: David PANIAGUA, R. FISH, Eduardo INDUNI, Carlos MEIJA, Francisco LOPEZ-JIMENEZ
  • Publication number: 20190091858
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing flexible robotic actuators are disclosed. Some embodiments of the disclosed subject matter include a soft robot capable of providing a radial deflection motions; a soft tentacle actuator capable of providing a variety of motions and providing transportation means for various types of materials; and a hybrid robotic system that retains desirable characteristics of both soft robots and hard robots. Some embodiments of the disclosed subject matter also include methods for operating the disclosed robotic systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen A. MORIN, Robert F. SHEPHERD, Adam STOKES, Filip ILIEVSKI, Ramses V. MARTINEZ, Jamie L. BRANCH, Carina R. FISH, Lihua JIN, Rui M.D. NUNES, Zhigang SUO, George M. WHITESIDES
  • Patent number: 9981377
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing flexible robotic actuators are disclosed. Some embodiments of the disclosed subject matter include a soft robot capable of providing a radial deflection motions; a soft tentacle actuator capable of providing a variety of motions and providing transportation means for various types of materials; and a hybrid robotic system that retains desirable characteristics of both soft robots and hard robots. Some embodiments of the disclosed subject matter also include methods for operating the disclosed robotic systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Stephen A. Morin, Robert F. Shepherd, Adam Stokes, Filip Ilievski, Ramses V. Martinez, Jamie L. Branch, Carina R. Fish, Lihua Jin, Rui M. D. Nunes, Zhigang Suo, George M. Whitesides
  • Publication number: 20170112090
    Abstract: The present invention relates to animal litter and more particularly to cat litter, which comprises oxidized cellulose, including non-regenerated oxidized cellulose. The oxidized cellulose animal litters are lightweight, highly absorbent, compressible and have excellent odor control and antimicrobial properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: GP Cellulose GmbH
    Inventors: Darold D. Tippey, Anna L. Wells, Ernest R. Fish
  • Publication number: 20150283699
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing flexible robotic actuators are disclosed. Some embodiments of the disclosed subject matter include a soft robot capable of providing a radial deflection motions; a soft tentacle actuator capable of providing a variety of motions and providing transportation means for various types of materials; and a hybrid robotic system that retains desirable characteristics of both soft robots and hard robots. Some embodiments of the disclosed subject matter also include methods for operating the disclosed robotic systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen A. MORIN, Robert F. SHEPHERD, Adam STOKES, Filip ILIEVSKI, Ramses V. MARTINEZ, Jamie L. BRANCH, Carina R. FISH, Lihua JIN, Rui M.D. NUNES, Zhigang SUO, George M. WHITESIDES
  • Patent number: 8689329
    Abstract: A mechanism on a server divides a page of content into sections defined by dividers, and renders the page stream with dividers to a browser. The browser reads the web page with dividers, and partitions the DOM for the page to create partitions in the DOM according to the sections in the page. Partitioning the DOM allows scripts in each partition to be scoped according to defined access rights for each partition. In this manner, a script in one DOM partition cannot access information in another DOM partition unless the access rights for the partition that contains the script allow it. By scoping scripts to appropriate DOM partitions, potential hacker attacks may be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brian J. Cragun, Douglas R. Fish, John E. Petri
  • Patent number: 8682912
    Abstract: Methods, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed for providing secure access to data. Public UDTFs, private UDTFs and a metadata processor are utilized to facilitate secure access to data residing in a variety of data repositories. User security attributes and UDTF attributes are gathered. A table is queried based on the gathered attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas R. Fish, Hoa T. Tran, David A. Wall
  • Patent number: 8639717
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for accessing data within data repositories. Public UDTFs, private UDTFs and a metadata processor are utilized to provide access to data residing in a variety of data repositories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas R. Fish, Hoa T. Tran, David A. Wall
  • Patent number: 8539346
    Abstract: The present invention generally provides methods, systems, and articles of manufacture for managing an annotation system that includes storing annotations for a document family, i.e., a series of versions of a data source. Annotations created for one version of the data source may be viewed in context from both subsequent and prior versions of the same data source. Embodiments of the invention associate annotations with both a data source “family identifier” as well as a “version identifier.” Other than adding a family ID to the data source, the data source remains unchanged. The family ID is maintained across different versions of the data source, whereas version IDs are determined for a specific version of the data source. Version IDs can be constructed from each data source directly, and do not need to be stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jordi A. Albornoz, Lee D. Feigenbaum, Douglas R. Fish, Sean J. Martin, Hoa T. Tran, David A. Wall
  • Patent number: 8438141
    Abstract: Methods, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed for providing secure access to data. Public UDTFs, private UDTFs and a metadata processor are utilized to facilitate secure access to data residing in a variety of data repositories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas R. Fish, Hoa T. Tran, David A. Wall
  • Publication number: 20120284303
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for accessing data within data repositories. Public UDTFs, private UDTFs and a metadata processor are utilized to provide access to data residing in a variety of data repositories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas R. Fish, Hoa T. Tran, David A. Wall
  • Patent number: 8271463
    Abstract: Methods, systems and articles of manufacture are provided for accessing data within data repositories. Public UDTFs, private UDTFs and a metadata processor are utilized to provide access to data residing in a variety of data repositories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas R. Fish, Hoa T. Tran, David A. Wall
  • Patent number: 8244748
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture that may be used for identifying and indicating annotations made for a variety of different type (i.e., heterogeneous) data objects are provided. According to some embodiments, an annotation store may be queried to identify annotations for data objects in a current view of data. For certain identifiable portions of the view (e.g., a row in a relational view), a callable function may be created that returns a set of indicia maps indicating which objects in the portions are annotated. Bits in an indicia map may correspond to different objects (e.g., individual cells in a row or the row itself). Using these indicia maps, an indication of which data objects are annotated may be provided in the view, for example, by displaying annotation icons proximate annotated objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brian J. Cragun, Douglas R. Fish, Cale T. Rath, Hoa T. Tran
  • Patent number: 8230326
    Abstract: The present invention generally provides methods, systems, and articles of manufacture for managing an annotation system that includes storing annotations for a document family, i.e., a series of versions of a data source. Annotations created for one version of the data source may be viewed in context from both subsequent and prior versions of the same data source. Embodiments of the invention associate annotations with both a data source “family identifier” as well as a “version identifier.” Other than adding a family ID to the data source, the data source remains unchanged. The family ID is maintained across different versions of the data source, whereas version IDs are determined for a specific version of the data source. Version IDs can be constructed from each data source directly, and do not need to be stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jordi A. Albornoz, Lee D. Feigenbaum, Douglas R. Fish, Sean J. Martin, Hoa T. Tran, David A. Wall