Patents by Inventor Randall L. Harris

Randall L. Harris 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: 20230349707
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of identifying a target device has entered a transport and has initiated a transport event at a target location, applying permissions, associated with the target device, to the transport event, determining a transport event modification has occurred, when the transport has stopped moving for a predetermined period of time and one or more transport operations have occurred, prior to arriving at a transport event destination, determining whether the permissions permit the transport event modification, and notifying one or more registered devices associated with the target device of the transport event modification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Applicant: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Emily S. Lerner, Nutonya L. Parker, Randall M. Harris, Anil Nagpal
  • Patent number: 6450820
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for modulating the control authority (i.e., control function) of a computer simulation or game input device (e.g., joystick, button control) using physiological information so as to affect the user's ability to impact or control the simulation or game with the input device. One aspect is to use the present invention, along with a computer simulation or game, to affect physiological state or physiological self-regulation according to some programmed criterion (e.g., increase, decrease, or maintain) in order to perform better at the game task. When the affected physiological state or physiological self-regulation is the target of self-regulation or biofeedback training, the simulation or game play reinforces therapeutic changes in the physiological signal(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Olafur S. Palsson, Randall L. Harris, Sr., Alan T. Pope
  • Patent number: 5848695
    Abstract: A basket-style carrier which is loaded through open ends. End panel forming flaps are connected to the edges of a central handle panel and end panel flaps are connected to the edges of bottom panel sections on either side of the handle panel. After loading articles through an open end of a partially formed carrier, the end panel forming flaps are folded and the end panel flaps are adhered to them. Gusset panels connect the end panel flaps to the end panel forming flaps. The handle panel is of two-ply construction with a four-ply handle area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1998
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventors: Randall L. Harris, Robert L. Sutherland
  • Patent number: 5816391
    Abstract: A bottle clip carrier having an upwardly extending handle. The carrier is comprised of upper and lower support panels, each having bottle neck openings and support tabs. In one embodiment the upper support panel is comprised of adhered overlapping flaps, each flap having a handle ply extending from it. In another embodiment the lower support panel is comprised of abutting flaps, each flap having a handle ply extending up through a slot in the upper support panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Randall L. Harris
  • Patent number: 5794778
    Abstract: An article carrier having an elongated handle strap and a tear-away top opening feature. The handle strap may extend between either the end panels or the side panels of the carrier and is separably connected to the top panel. The separable lines of weakness extend into the end or side panels and, with other lines of weakness, allow portions of the end or side panels to be separated. This allows the top panel portions on either side of the handle strap to be folded back to allow access to the packaged articles. Even after the top panel portions are separated the carrier can be lifted by the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Randall L. Harris
  • Patent number: 5709298
    Abstract: A basket-style carrier. The end panels are formed of overlapping end panel sections, the outer section of which is foldably connected to an upper portion of a central handle panel and the inner section of which is foldably connected to a lower portion of the handle panel. This results in an end panel formation which does not tend to collapse after a collapsed carrier is erected and also makes the carrier more rigid by tying in the full extent of the handle panel to the end panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Randall L. Harris
  • Patent number: 5692614
    Abstract: An article carrier which tapers in toward the top panel on all four sides. The carrier in collapsed form is folded about an intermediate fold line in the bottom panel located so that the collapsed carrier is in flat folded condition. The provision of the intermediate fold line compensates for the greater width of the bottom panel compared to the width of the top panel. The sides of the carrier are squared by contact with the lower portions of bottles being through an open end of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1997
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Randall L. Harris
  • Patent number: 5671845
    Abstract: A wrap-around carrier suitable for packaging bottles. The bottom panel is formed from an inner flap to which article retainer tabs and locking tabs are hinged and an outer flap to which retainer support tabs are hinged. The locking tabs extend up partially through openings in the inner bottom panel flap and engage the retainer support tabs, which in turn support the article retainer tabs. Slits in the outer bottom panel flap extending from the openings receive remaining portions of the locking tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1997
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Randall L. Harris
  • Patent number: 5647483
    Abstract: A carrier for bottles. The handle area of the top panel is reinforced by a strap connected at its ends to a dust flap in each end panel. The strap is adhered to the top panel and potions of the upper end panel flaps, while the portions extending to the dust flaps comprise gusset webs. During formation of a carrier from an erected flattened tube, the dust flaps connected to the reinforcing strap are automatically closed upon raising the upper end panel flaps. This pulls the upper dust flap portions in against the bottle necks, providing a tight fit with between the bottles and the upper portions of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Randall L. Harris
  • Patent number: 5611431
    Abstract: A wrap-around carrier for packaging three rows of beverage cans or other related articles. A reinforcing strip having clip-type support panels at either end is glued to the underside of the top panel of the carrier. The support panels assist in supporting the end cans of the middle row to prevent the end cans from falling out of the open ends of the carrier and also provide a two-ply handle construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1997
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Randall L. Harris
  • Patent number: 5609251
    Abstract: A wrap-around carrier with partial end panels. The end panels are formed from portions of a carrier blank which normally would have been the end portions of the top panel. Instead, these portions are connected to the side panels along diagonal fold lines and folded down into place during forming of the carrier. The end articles in the carrier are in contact with tuck panel connections of the end panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Randall L. Harris
  • Patent number: 5529240
    Abstract: A partition for separating bottles in a carton. The partition is formed from a unitary blank having fold lines designed to form a short leg connected to parallel long legs. Bottle separating wings are connected to the legs along fold lines so as to extend out at right angles to the legs, with some of the wings extending out on opposite sides of the leg to which they are connected. Irregular edges of the wings enable portions of the wings to extend out a distance slightly greater than the distance between the long legs so as to ensure that the wings extend beyond the midpoint of adjacent bottles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Randall L. Harris
  • Patent number: 5501335
    Abstract: A basket-style carrier which exposes major portions of packaged articles to view. Short inwardly tapered side panels are connected by integral flexible bands which encircle the end articles in the carrier. A handle may connect opposite flexible bands or may be incorporated in a handle panel extending up through an opening in the bottom panel of the carrier. A transverse base panel connected to the handle panel contacts the bottom panel in face-to-face relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1996
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Randall L. Harris
  • Patent number: 5487463
    Abstract: A bottle neck carrier and a spaced band encircling the bottles. The band snugly holds the bottles in place while they are supported by the carrier and at the same time covers the pricing code on the bottles. The support panel of the carrier may be separate from the band or attached to it. The support panel may be formed from two layers of material, and in the embodiment where the support panel is attached to the band, each layer is connected to the band along fold lines. Side panels connect the support panel layers to the band in the latter arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1996
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Randall L. Harris
  • Patent number: 5485915
    Abstract: A wrap-around carrier for packaging curved articles, such as beverage bottles or cans. Retainer flaps extending inwardly from heel cutouts are connected to the side panels and the bottom panel by gusset panels. The fold lines of the gusset panels are arranged to create a bias which maintains pressure on the articles to prevent movement within the carrier. The lower gusset panels are located between the bottom of the adjacent article and the bottom panel of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1996
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Randall L. Harris
  • Patent number: 5484053
    Abstract: A carrier with both a bottom panel and an upper panel containing openings through which the necks of packaged bottles extend. The upper panel is comprised of adjacent sections foldably connected to a central handle panel and to an intermediate panel. The latter panel also contains bottle openings and is foldably connected to a central vertical support panel. The arrangement permits loading by placing bottles on the bottom panel and pushing down on the handle panel, which causes the upper panel sections to pivot down over the bottles. Support tabs may surround the bottle openings in the upper panel to engage shoulders on the bottle necks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1996
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Randall L. Harris
  • Patent number: 5458234
    Abstract: A basket-style carrier which exposes much of the end packaged articles. The carrier has narrow side panels which, with partition straps, form article receiving cells. End cells are formed by the partition straps, side straps extending out from the side panels and end straps connected to the side straps. The partition straps and the end straps are connected to a central support panel, which includes a handle panel portion. The end straps and side straps contact only small portions of the articles, allowing the remainder of the end articles to be viewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1995
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Randall L. Harris
  • Patent number: 5381891
    Abstract: A wrap-around carrier containing means for covering the pricing code on the end articles in the package. Straps connected to the side panels extend between the end articles and the side panels and across the end of the carrier to both conceal the article price code and to act as a restraint against outward movement of the articles. The straps are formed from cutouts in the top and side panels of the carrier, leaving a handle strip in the top panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1995
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Randall L. Harris
  • Patent number: 5360113
    Abstract: A carrier having an end panel construction that snaps into place during formation of the carrier and has the ability to follow the contour of adjacent curved or beveled packaged articles. Gusset panels or tabs foldably connected to the lower end panel flap and adjacent glue flaps cause the flaps to snap into place. A bevel panel between the glue flaps and the side panels or dual angled fold lines connecting the glue flaps to the side panels enable the carrier to tightly follow the contour of curved corner articles in the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1994
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Randall L. Harris
  • Patent number: 5323895
    Abstract: A bottle carrier of the type employing support tabs at the periphery of bottle neck, openings for engaging the underside of shoulders on the bottles. The carrier is comprised of two plies, each containing aligned bottle openings and each opening being surrounded by support tabs. In one embodiment the support tabs of an opening in one ply are connected to the ply along fold lines which are at an angle to the fold lines of the tabs of the corresponding opening in the other ply so that the edges of the tabs engage the shoulder of a bottle at spaced points along the circumference of the shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1994
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventors: Robert L. Sutherland, Randall L. Harris