Patents by Inventor Raymond A. Roberts

Raymond 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: 20190266525
    Abstract: Execution systems using unstructured data include a memory, one or more input/output devices, and one or more processors coupled to the memory and the input/output devices. The one or more processors are configured to receive a working document comprising data, receive a workflow described according to a workflow structure, the workflow structure describing sub-processes of the workflow, routings between the sub-processes, actions that make up the sub-processes, and mappings between the data in the working document and the actions, identify a first sub-process to be performed, perform each of one or more first actions associated with the first sub-process, update the data in the working document based on one or more first mappings associated with the one or more first actions, and select a second sub-process to be performed based on the data in the working document and one or more first routings associated with the first sub-process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Seth Robert Patin, David Brian Koch Erickson, Raymond Pasquale Spagnola, Amin Fetanat Fard Haghighi, Paul Michael Patin
  • Publication number: 20190257472
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a system, method, and apparatus comprising a large scale direct steam generator operating on an oxidant of air or enriched air configured to generate steam and combustion exhaust constituents. An exhaust constituent separation system and an energy recovery system to reclaim energy and improve the efficiency of the thermodynamic cycle. An optional CO2 separation system and Non Condensable Gas injection system may be included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: James Charles Juranitch, Raymond C. Skinner, Thomas Robert Juranitch, Alan C. Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20190254376
    Abstract: A light-emitting system is provided which is removably attachable to headgear for personal illumination to enhance visibility of the user to others. The light -emitting system includes a housing that defines a receiving aperture and is configured to surround a portion of the headgear when the light-emitting system is removably attached to the headgear for use. The light-emitting system further includes at least one lens and a plurality of lighting elements coupled to the annular housing which are configured to selectively generate a halo or at least a partial halo of light that radiates outwardly away from the annular housing through the at least one lens to provide enhanced personal illumination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: John Maxwell Baker, Andrew Royal, Raymond Walter Riley, Mark John Ramberg, Chad Austin Brinckerhoff, John R. Murkowski, Trent Robert Wetherbee, Alexander Michael Diener, Kristin Marie Will, Kyle S. Johnston, Clint Timothy Schneider, Evan William Mattingly, Keith W. Kirkwood, Jonathan Brandt Hadley
  • Publication number: 20190234842
    Abstract: A system, method and kit for preparing a cellular biological sample are disclosed. In a particular embodiment, the disclosed system (200) is configured to mate with a substrate (208), such as a microscope slide, and provide the fluidics that can be used to perform a particular sample preparation protocol. The disclosed system is particularly suited for use in a point-of-care setting, such as in a surgical suite or in a resource-limited or remote setting where automation of the sample preparation protocol is not a viable alternative.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: EMILY S. ALKANDRY, CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE DONAT, MELIS HAZAR, RAYMOND T. KOZIKOWSKI, III, ESTEBAN ROBERTS, MOHAMED A. SAKR
  • Publication number: 20190235087
    Abstract: A circular grazing system for poultry and/or livestock. The circular grazing system including a center pivot structure installed at a field. The center pivot structure may have a center pivot axis. The field may be a poultry and/or livestock grazing field. The circular grazing system for poultry and/or livestock may include an enclosure for containing poultry and/or livestock. The enclosure may extend generally radially from the center pivot structure to a circumference of the field. The enclosure may be rotably coupled to the center pivot structure such that the enclosure rotates around the center pivot axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Raymond Paul Greive, Jeffrey Lane McDaniel, Mitchell Robert Combs, Cory Michael Combs
  • Publication number: 20190230899
    Abstract: A circular grazing system for poultry and/or livestock. The circular grazing system including a center pivot structure installed at a field. The center pivot structure may have a center pivot axis. The field may be a poultry and/or livestock grazing field. The circular grazing system for poultry and/or livestock may include an enclosure for containing poultry and/or livestock. The enclosure may extend generally radially from the center pivot structure to a circumference of the field. The enclosure may be ratably coupled to the center pivot structure such that the enclosure rotates around the center pivot axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Raymond Paul Greive, Jeffrey Lane McDaniel, Mitchell Robert Combs, Cory Michael Combs
  • Patent number: 10365950
    Abstract: A method for providing resource throttling management. The method includes accessing a distributed computer system having a plurality of nodes, initiating a new object policy object backup protection for a new object, and implementing a discovery process to determine computer environment components subject to stress. The method further includes generating a physical resource throttling protocol in accordance with the components subject to stress, and processing the new object in accordance with the object management policy and in accordance with the throttling protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Veritas Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mark Ambrose Ditto, James Robert Olson, Raymond Streckert
  • Publication number: 20190227682
    Abstract: Techniques for navigational aid for a hinged device via semantic abstraction are described. Generally, the techniques described herein improve a user experience when the user is navigating through content, such as user-generated content in an electronic document. For example, the techniques described herein semantically abstract authored content in an electronic document to provide abstracted content. In implementations, abstracted content includes abstracted pages that each represent a different section of the authored content. When a user scans through an electronic document, rather than scanning page by page, techniques described herein instead navigate through displays of the abstracted pages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Gregg Robert Wygonik, Raymond Quan, Christian Klein
  • Publication number: 20190212389
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to articles (and the manufacture thereof) that use electrical energy to heat a material to form an inhalable substance, the articles being sufficiently compact to be considered “hand-held” devices. In certain embodiments, the articles can particularly be characterized as smoking articles. The smoking article can be adapted to detect the status of a cartridge portion of the smoking article. The smoking article includes a control body portion having a control body engagement end, wherein the control body portion houses a control component and a power source therein. The article further includes a cartridge body portion that has a cartridge body engagement end configured to removably engage the control body engagement end of the control body portion. The cartridge body portion houses a consumable arrangement and a heating connection operably engaged therewith comprising at least one heating element and a fusible link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Charles Jacob Novak, III, Frederic Philippe Ampolini, Allen Michael East, Raymond C. Henry, William Robert Collett
  • Patent number: 10337402
    Abstract: A system a first mobile body configured to support a turbine engine and an auxiliary skid communicatively and fluidly coupled to the turbine engine. The auxiliary skid includes one or more interconnects configured to support a turbine engine component. The system also includes a second mobile body configured to support a generator. The first and second mobile bodies are configured to align a removable coupling between the turbine engine and the generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Robert Austin, Vineet Sethi, Raymond Kalok Fong, Jose Emmanuel Guillen, Robert Allen Baten, Donald Gordon Laing
  • Patent number: 10322881
    Abstract: The application describes a system and process for anticipating when a user will leave a selection area within a materials handling facility and determining if a notification requesting that the user provide a tote of picked items to a drop off location should be presented to the user. For example, a user may be asked to provide items picked from a selection area for processing, such as packing, while the user is picking items from other selection areas of a materials handling facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ohil Krishnamurthy Manyam, Jon Robert Ducrou, Anamika Sinha, Long Xuan Nguyen, Daniel Buchmueller, Ramanathan Palaniappan, Michel Leonard Goldstein, Raymond Wheekyun Lim
  • Patent number: 10308740
    Abstract: A low molecular weight copolymer is provided comprising propylene and ethylene, wherein the low molecular weight copolymer has a softening point in the range of 90 to 140° C., wherein the low molecular weight copolymer has a needle penetration that is equal to y, wherein y is defined by the following formula: y??0.000000262249x6+0.000172031278x5?0.046669720165x4+6.701746779438x3?537.286013331959x2+22,802.983472587x?400,204.018086126 wherein x in the above formula is the softening point of the low molecular weight copolymer, and wherein the low molecular weight copolymer has a molecular weight polydispersity index of about 3 to about 25, a crystallinity of about 18% to about 30% measured by X-Ray diffraction, and a Brookfield viscosity in the range of about 1000 to about 4000 cp at 190° C. measured by ASTM D 3236. Adhesive compositions comprising the low molecular weight copolymer are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Mutombo Joseph Muvundamina, Gary Robert Robe, Timothy Williams, Andrea Gail Hagood, Dhiraj Sudesh Sood, Marc Stacey Somers, Bennett H. Novak, Puthenkovilakom Rajesh Raja, Raymond Prescott Cottle
  • Publication number: 20190157712
    Abstract: A lithium ion battery includes a positive electrode comprising carbon fibers, a binder composition with conductive carbon, and a lithium rich composition. The lithium rich composition comprises at least one selected from the group consisting of Li1+x(My MzII MwIII)O2 where x+y+z=1, and xLi2MnO3(1?x)LiMO2, where x=0.2-0.7, and where M, MII and MIII are interchangeably manganese, nickel and cobalt, and LiM2-xMxIIO4, where M and MII are manganese and nickel, respectively, with x=0.5. A negative electrode comprises carbon fibers having bound thereto silicon nanoparticles, and a mesophase pitch derived carbon binder between the silicon nanoparticles and the carbon fibers. An electrolyte is interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. Methods of making positive and negative electrodes are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Jagjit NANDA, Nancy J. DUDNEY, Chaitanya Kumar NARULA, Sreekanth PANNALA, Raymond Robert UNOCIC, Surendra Kumar MARTHA
  • Patent number: 10296176
    Abstract: Techniques for navigational aid for a hinged device via semantic abstraction are described. Generally, the techniques described herein improve a user experience when the user is navigating through content, such as user-generated content in an electronic document. For example, the techniques described herein semantically abstract authored content in an electronic document to provide abstracted content. In implementations, abstracted content includes abstracted pages that each represent a different section of the authored content. When a user scans through an electronic document, rather than scanning page by page, techniques described herein instead navigate through displays of the abstracted pages. In addition, a hinge between different displays can be used as an input mechanism to control a speed of navigating through the abstracted pages to allow a user to more easily locate specific sections of the authored content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gregg Robert Wygonik, Raymond Quan, Christian Klein
  • Publication number: 20190111329
    Abstract: A snowboard boot and binding system is disclosed which facilitates the engagement and disengagement of a snowboard boot and binding. The snowboard boot may include a boot engagement member extending from a rear of the boot. The boot engagement member is moved downwardly into a corresponding binding engagement member to provide an arrangement which prevents forward movement of the boot. The boot engagement member also may include one or more serrations to engage with one or more pawls on the binding to prevent upward movement of the boot. A snap-in arrangement may be provided in a boot toe region. The boot has protrusions extending outwardly from each side of the boot to engage with catches on the binding sidewalls. As the boot is pressed downwardly into the binding, the protrusions splay the catches until reaching recesses, at which point the catches rebound to capture the protrusions against upward movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: The Burton Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond Robert Kavarsky, JR., Christopher M. Doyle, Scott T. Keller
  • Patent number: 10224565
    Abstract: A lithium ion battery includes a positive electrode comprising carbon fibers, a binder composition with conductive carbon, and a lithium rich composition. The lithium rich composition comprises at least one selected from the group consisting of Li1+x(My MzII MwIII)O2 where x+y+z+w=1, and xLi2MnO3(1?x)LiMO2, where x=0.2-0.7, and where M, MII and MIII are interchangeably manganese, nickel and cobalt, and LiM2?xMxIIO4, where M and MII are manganese and nickel, respectively, with x=0.5. A negative electrode comprises carbon fibers having bound thereto silicon nanoparticles, and a mesophase pitch derived carbon binder between the silicon nanoparticles and the carbon fibers. An electrolyte is interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. Methods of making positive and negative electrodes are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: UT-BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventors: Jagjit Nanda, Nancy J. Dudney, Chaitanya Kumar Narula, Sreekanth Pannala, Raymond Robert Unocic, Surendra Kumar Martha
  • Patent number: 10179272
    Abstract: A snowboard boot and binding system is disclosed which facilitates the engagement and disengagement of a snowboard boot and binding. The snowboard boot may include a boot engagement member extending from a rear of the boot. The boot engagement member is moved downwardly into a corresponding binding engagement member to provide an arrangement which prevents forward movement of the boot. The boot engagement member also may include one or more serrations to engage with one or more pawls on the binding to prevent upward movement of the boot. A snap-in arrangement may be provided in a boot toe region. The boot has protrusions extending outwardly from each side of the boot to engage with catches on the binding sidewalls. As the boot is pressed downwardly into the binding, the protrusions splay the catches until reaching recesses, at which point the catches rebound to capture the protrusions against upward movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: The Burton Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond Robert Kavarsky, Jr., Christopher M. Doyle, Scott T. Keller
  • Patent number: 10171466
    Abstract: A wireless system receives a registration from a user device and transfers a request for the user device to an authorization server. The authorization server authorizes a user session for the user device and transfers a common identifier for the user session to the wireless system. The wireless system receives the common identifier and transfers a registration for the user device to an application node. The application node receives the registration and transfers a request for the user device to the authorization server. The authorization server authorizes a user application for the user device and transfers the common identifier for the user application to the application node. The wireless communication system tracks the user session and transfers user session data records having the common identifier. The application node tracks the user application and transfers user application data records having the common identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Gary Joel Rieschick, Jeremy R. Breau, Raymond Robert Doerr, John Eric Belser
  • Publication number: 20180296903
    Abstract: A snowboard boot and binding system is disclosed which facilitates the engagement and disengagement of a snowboard boot and binding. The snowboard boot may include a boot engagement member extending from a rear of the boot. The boot engagement member is moved downwardly into a corresponding binding engagement member to provide an arrangement which prevents forward movement of the boot. The boot engagement member also may include one or more serrations to engage with one or more pawls on the binding to prevent upward movement of the boot. A snap-in arrangement may be provided in a boot toe region. The boot has protrusions extending outwardly from each side of the boot to engage with catches on the binding sidewalls. As the boot is pressed downwardly into the binding, the protrusions splay the catches until reaching recesses, at which point the catches rebound to capture the protrusions against upward movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Raymond Robert Kavarsky, Jr., Christopher M Doyle, Scott T. Keller
  • Publication number: 20180075539
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for processing data in connection with insurance information submissions. The system may be configured to receive entity data relating to an entity for which insurance coverage is sought, and query an interface of a third-party platform based on the entity data. The system may then be configured to receive third-party platform interface data from the third-party platform, analyze the data to determine a web site address for a web page on the third-party platform relating to the entity, and retrieve third-party platform web site data from the web page on the third-party platform indicative of content related to the entity. The system may be configured to pre-fill insurance forms relating to the entity based on the third-party platform data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Lucas Raymond Roberts, Shane Eric Barnes, Peter T. Bothwell