Patents by Inventor Richard A. Chapman

Richard A. Chapman 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: 10359327
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, devices, systems, and methods for a waist measuring belt are provided. An example waist measuring belt is made up of a belt buckle frame with attachments for a belt strap. The belt further includes a position measuring module coupled to the belt buckle frame that measures an attachment position of a second end of the belt strap to the belt buckle frame. The belt also includes a tension measuring module coupled to the belt buckle frame that measures a tension through the belt buckle frame and the belt strap. A memory and a wireless communication module attached to the belt may be used to store measurements and communicate with a mobile device or server. In various embodiments, estimated user waist sizes over time using measured values and belt-specific data may be used to estimate a user's waist size and generate a waist size history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer T. Brenner, Bryant Genepang Luk, Robert He, Ananya Das, Christopher Diebold O'Toole, Yu Tang, Richard Chapman Bates, Jason Ziaja
  • Patent number: 10334874
    Abstract: Methods for producing dissolving grade pulp and microcrystalline cellulose from tobacco are provided. The methods include chemical pulping a tobacco input to form a tobacco pulp. Chemical pulping the tobacco input includes combining the tobacco input with a strong base defining a weight from about 5% to about 50% of the tobacco input, and heating the tobacco input and the strong base with an H-factor from about 500 to about 3,300. Further, the methods include bleaching the tobacco pulp to produce a dissolving grade pulp. Bleaching the tobacco pulp may include chlorination of the tobacco pulp with a chlorine dioxide solution, and caustic extraction of the tobacco pulp with a second strong base. A related tobacco-derived microcrystalline cellulose product is also provided, which can be used as a binder, a filler, and/or a texturizer in a tobacco product, such as a smokeless tobacco product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Medwick Vaughan Byrd, Jr., Paul Stuart Chapman, Samuel Mark Debusk, Grady Lance Dooly, Anthony Richard Gerardi, David Neil McClanahan
  • Publication number: 20190198307
    Abstract: Apparatus is disclosed comprising a first ion source (210) arranged and adapted to emit a spray of charged droplets (211) and a detector or sensor (203) arranged and adapted automatically to detect, sense or determine one or more first parameters or properties of the spray of charged droplets (211) as the spray of charged droplets (211) impacts upon a surface of the detector or sensor 203. The apparatus further comprises a control system (204) arranged and adapted to adjust, correct and/or optimise one or more second parameters or properties of the spray of charged droplets (211) based on the one or more first parameters or properties of the spray of charged droplets (211) detected, sensed or determined by the detector or sensor (203).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Emrys Jones, Richard Chapman, Steven PRINGLE
  • Publication number: 20190172289
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing access to secure-access facilities based on pairing of the secure-access facilities with a user device such as a wearable device. A pairable secure-access facility may be a public storage facility or device such as a locker that includes communications circuitry for pairing with the user device. Once paired with the user device, the locker may operate a locking mechanism to lock the locker when the user device is away from the locker and to unlock the locker when the user device is in the vicinity of the locker. The locker may include a beacon for detecting and pairing with the user devices. Pairing the user device and the locker may include entering a locker identifier into the user device to ensure that the intended user device is paired with the intended locker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Diebold O'Toole, Bryant Genepang Luk, Robert He, Richard Chapman Bates, Jennifer T. Brenner, Yu Tang
  • Publication number: 20190158728
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for modifying image parameters of an image to be captured by an image capturing device based on input from a wearable computing device. In some embodiments, the system receives image data, determines an image parameter based on the image data, and receives data from a wearable computing device positioned proximate to a subject of the image. The system modifies the image parameter based on the data received from the wearable computing device and captures the image data using the modified image parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Bryant Genepang Luk, Richard Chapman Bates, Christopher Diebold O'Toole, Robert He, Jennifer T. Robertson, Yu Tang, Jason Ziaja, Ananya Das
  • Patent number: 10269547
    Abstract: A method of mass spectrometry is disclosed that includes transforming mass spectral data to produce frequency-domain mass spectral data, modifying the frequency-domain mass spectral data to produce modified frequency-domain mass spectral data by attenuating and/or removing one or more ranges of the frequency-domain mass spectral data that relate to noise associated with peaks of interest in the mass spectral data, and transforming the modified frequency-domain mass spectral data to produce modified mass spectral data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: MICROMASS UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Jeffery Mark Brown, Keith George Richardson, Richard Chapman
  • Patent number: 10225461
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for modifying image parameters of an image to be captured by an image capturing device based on input from a wearable computing device. In some embodiments, the system receives image data, determines an image parameter based on the image data, and receives data from a wearable computing device positioned proximate to a subject of the image. The system modifies the image parameter based on the data received from the wearable computing device and captures the image data using the modified image parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Bryant Genepang Luk, Richard Chapman Bates, Christopher Diebold O'Toole, Robert He, Jennifer T. Robertson, Yu Tang, Jason Ziaja, Ananya Das
  • Patent number: 10198885
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing access to secure-access facilities based on pairing of the secure-access facilities with a user device such as a wearable device. A pairable secure-access facility may be a public storage facility or device such as a locker that includes communications circuitry for pairing with the user device. Once paired with the user device, the locker may operate a locking mechanism to lock the locker when the user device is away from the locker and to unlock the locker when the user device is in the vicinity of the locker. The locker may include a beacon for detecting and pairing with the user devices. Pairing the user device and the locker may include entering a locker identifier into the user device to ensure that the intended user device is paired with the intended locker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Diebold O'Toole, Bryant Genepang Luk, Robert He, Richard Chapman Bates, Jennifer T. Brenner, Yu Tang
  • Publication number: 20180305264
    Abstract: A material contains open pores in which the channels and pores that are internally coated with at least one layer of phosphorus-containing alumina. Such material is formed by infiltrating a porous material one or more times with a non-colloidal, low-viscosity liquid coating precursor, drying, and curing the coating precursor to form a phosphorus-containing alumina layer within pores of the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: Applied Thin Films Inc.
    Inventors: Sankar Sambasivan, Vikram Sharad Kaul, Francis Richard Chapman
  • Patent number: 10052792
    Abstract: A control system for an axial skinning apparatus (100), including: •a force to cause a ceramic honeycomb part (110) to pass through the skinning apparatus (100); •a force that urges flowable cement on to the ceramic honeycomb part (110); •a sensor to detect the force on the cement; •a sensor to detect the force on the ceramic part; and •a controller (300) which receives: •a signal from the sensor on the flowable cement, •a signal from the sensor on the ceramic part (110), or both, and the controller (300) controls the pressure set point (310) of the cement source based on one or both of the received signals, and the controller (300) adjusts control parameters using feedback control and pseudo feed forward control. A method of using the axial skinning apparatus (100) is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Derik Alan Bruins, Thomas Richard Chapman, Ralph Henry Hagg, Parasuram Padmanabhan Harihara, Yihong Mauro
  • Patent number: 10017311
    Abstract: A packaging system for honeycomb assemblies, each including a honeycomb body and reinforcing tube held together by an interference fit or axial compression achieved by thermal expansion coefficient differences between the honeycomb body and reinforcing tube. The reinforcing tube then protects the honeycomb body, facilitating a compact and structurally-strong package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Thomas Richard Chapman, Pushkar Tandon, Christopher John Warren
  • Patent number: 9988316
    Abstract: A material contains open pores in which the channels and pores that are internally coated with at least one layer of phosphorus-containing alumina. Such material is formed by infiltrating a porous material one or more times with a non-colloidal, low-viscosity liquid coating precursor, drying, and curing the coating precursor to form a phosphorus-containing alumina layer within pores of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Applied Thin Films, Inc.
    Inventors: Sankar Sambasivan, Vikram Sharad Kaul, Francis Richard Chapman
  • Publication number: 20180122170
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing access to secure-access facilities based on pairing of the secure-access facilities with a user device such as a wearable device. A pairable secure-access facility may be a public storage facility or device such as a locker that includes communications circuitry for pairing with the user device. Once paired with the user device, the locker may operate a locking mechanism to lock the locker when the user device is away from the locker and to unlock the locker when the user device is in the vicinity of the locker. The locker may include a beacon for detecting and pairing with the user devices. Pairing the user device and the locker may include entering a locker identifier into the user device to ensure that the intended user device is paired with the intended locker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Diebold O'Toole, Bryant Genepang Luk, Robert He, Richard Chapman Bates, Jennifer T. Brenner, Yu Tang
  • Publication number: 20180124307
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for modifying image parameters of an image to be captured by an image capturing device based on input from a wearable computing device. In some embodiments, the system receives image data, determines an image parameter based on the image data, and receives data from a wearable computing device positioned proximate to a subject of the image. The system modifies the image parameter based on the data received from the wearable computing device and captures the image data using the modified image parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Bryant Genepang Luk, Richard Chapman Bates, Christopher Diebold O'Toole, Robert He, Jennifer T. Robertson, Yu Tang, Jason Ziaja, Ananya Das
  • Publication number: 20180105359
    Abstract: The various embodiments herein provide a latching handle comprising a base bar and a handle. The base bar is attached to a targeted surface through a fastening mechanism in a preferable axis. The handle is connected perpendicularly to the base bar. The handle latches into surface of an article to which the base bar is attached. A self-latching and unlatching of the handle with respect to the surface of the article is achieved by using a force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventor: Anthony Richard Chapman
  • Patent number: 9892582
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing access to secure-access facilities based on pairing of the secure-access facilities with a user device such as a wearable device. A pairable secure-access facility may be a public storage facility or device such as a locker that includes communications circuitry for pairing with the user device. Once paired with the user device, the locker may operate a locking mechanism to lock the locker when the user device is away from the locker and to unlock the locker when the user device is in the vicinity of the locker. The locker may include a beacon for detecting and pairing with the user devices. Pairing the user device and the locker may include entering a locker identifier into the user device to ensure that the intended user device is paired with the intended locker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: ebay Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Diebold O'Toole, Bryant Genepang Luk, Robert He, Richard Chapman Bates, Jennifer T. Brenner, Yu Tang
  • Patent number: 9888170
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for modifying image parameters of an image to be captured by an image capturing device based on input from a wearable computing device. In some embodiments, the system receives image data, determines an image parameter based on the image data, and receives data from a wearable computing device positioned proximate to a subject of the image. The system modifies the image parameter based on the data received from the wearable computing device and captures the image data using the modified image parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Bryant Genepang Luk, Richard Chapman Bates, Christopher Diebold O'Toole, Robert He, Jennifer T. Brenner, Yu Tang, Jason Ziaja, Ananya Das
  • Publication number: 20170369218
    Abstract: A packaging system for honeycomb assemblies, each including a honeycomb body and reinforcing tube held together by an interference fit or axial compression achieved by thermal expansion coefficient differences between the honeycomb body and reinforcing tube. The reinforcing tube then protects the honeycomb body, facilitating a compact and structurally-strong package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Thomas Richard Chapman, Pushkar John Tandon, Christopher John Warren
  • Patent number: 9833927
    Abstract: Disclosed is a ceramic honeycomb structure comprising a honeycomb body and a multilayered outer layer formed of a thick core layer applied and rapidly dried and a thin clad layer dried more gently to form a crack free dual skin layer. The core layer may have properties that are closer to those of the ceramic honeycomb body in service than the clad layer that may provide a tough outer shell to withstand handling and assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas Richard Chapman, Jacob George, Ralph Henry Hagg, Amit Halder, Huthavahana Kuchibhotla Sarma
  • Patent number: 9834481
    Abstract: Disclosed is a honeycomb support structure comprising a honeycomb body and an outer layer or skin formed of a cement that includes an inorganic filler material having a first coefficient of thermal expansion from 25° C. to 600° C. and a crystalline inorganic fibrous material having a second coefficient of thermal expansion from 25° C. to 600° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas Richard Chapman, Huthavahana Kuchibhotla Sarma, John Forrest Wight, Jr.