Patents by Inventor Richard A. Herbert

Richard A. Herbert 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: 10521008
    Abstract: A method for virtual reality (VR) includes displaying a VR viewfinder illustrating a preview image corresponding to a portion of a VR environment, sensing a first actuation movement of a VR controller for photographing, and capturing a VR photograph corresponding to the preview image illustrated in the VR viewfinder in response to the first actuation movement of the VR controller for photographing being sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard Herbert Quay, David Brinda, Dennis Todd Harrington, Elbert Stephen Perez, Weston Page Vierregger
  • Publication number: 20190357102
    Abstract: A wireless access point (WAP) configured to supporting wireless communications with station nodes on a selected communication channel of an associated wireless local area network (WLAN). The WAP includes multiple multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) transmit and receive paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Quantenna Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephane CATTET, Babak SOLTANIAN, Sigurd SCHELSTRAETE, Vahbod POURAHMAD, Sam HEIDARI, Ali ROUHI, James HERBERT, Richard KINDER
  • Publication number: 20190270428
    Abstract: A seatbelt pretensioning retractor assembly for use in a vehicle is provided. The seatbelt pretensioning retractor assembly includes a housing adapted for being mounted to a frame and having an interior cavity, a pretensioner tube having an arcuate and curved shape, a sprocket rotatably mounted to the housing and fixedly coupled to a spindle, a driving element as a pretensioner rod disposed within the tube and a guide plate having a guide portion and a rod guide. The pretensioner rod extends in a longitudinal direction from a proximal end portion to a distal end portion. In addition, the pretensioner rod forms a recessed portion or a recessed section to facilitate engaging with the sprocket during pretensioning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Kenneth Herbert Kohlndorfer, Christopher D. Hall, Richard William Koning, Bin Wang
  • Patent number: 10369963
    Abstract: A seatbelt pretensioning retractor assembly for use in a passenger vehicle is provided. The pretensioning assembly includes a tube in fluid communication with a gas generator and a driving element disposed therein that travels in a first direction in response to actuation of the gas generator. The driving element includes a polymer rod. A stopper is coupled to an end portion of the polymer rod. In one example, a seal member is disposed between the gas generator and the stopper. In another example, the tube has an opening that is adjacent to an exit to facilitate venting gas from the gas generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: AUTOLIV ASP, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Herbert Kohlndorfer, Christopher D. Hall, Richard William Koning, Bin Wang
  • Patent number: 10328895
    Abstract: A seatbelt pretensioning retractor assembly for use in a passenger vehicle is provided. The pretensioning assembly includes a tube in fluid communication with a gas generator and a driving element disposed therein that travels in a first direction in response to actuation of the gas generator. The driving element includes a polymer rod with a recessed portion. A stopper is coupled to an end portion of the polymer rod. The tube includes a projection extending within the tube adjacent to the exit to define a constriction portion. The constriction portion is sized to permit the recessed portion of the polymer rod to pass therethrough while preventing the stopper from passing therethrough. The polymer rod has a retention feature for releasably engaging the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: AUTOLIV ASP, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Herbert Kohlndorfer, Christopher D. Hall, Richard William Koning, Bin Wang
  • Patent number: 10321228
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to capture sound produced by an audio device including a sound source and a loudspeaker. The apparatus includes a microphone support coupleable to the loudspeaker and a microphone mounted on the support, the microphone being locatable within a volume surrounded by a diaphragm of the loudspeaker and being arranged to detect pressure waves caused by movement of a vibrating element of the loudspeaker. Aspects and embodiments provide an element to capture sounds from a loudspeaker in a manner which is compact and which ameliorates disadvantages associated with alternative arrangements since a greater core sound to ambient sound ratio may be captured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: SAM SYSTEMS 2012 LIMITED
    Inventors: Richard John Smith, Anthony Herbert Walker
  • Patent number: 10321341
    Abstract: A wireless access point (WAP) configured to support a wireless home network among multiple wireless devices over a shared wireless communication medium on a selected channel. In an embodiment of the invention the WAP includes a channel tracker configured to track performance metrics over time for at least the selected channel; and to predict based on the tracked performance metrics at least one of: a predicted time of an impending channel changeover requirement in which a projected demand for the selected channel exceeds a projected capacity thereof and a predicted time of an impending monitoring interval for monitoring an unselected channel with relatively minimal disruption of communications on the selected channel. In another embodiment of the invention the WAP includes receive path components configured to concurrently process both communications on the selected channel together with monitored communications on an unselected channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: QUANTENNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Stephane Cattet, Babak Soltanian, Sigurd Schelstraete, Vahbod Pourahmad, Sam Heidari, Ali Rouhi, James Herbert, Richard Kinder
  • Patent number: 10060547
    Abstract: A remote actuator device for a valve control knob on a tank (e.g., storage tank) and related method of use are disclosed. The remote actuator devices disclosed may be used to turn the valve control knob on a tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Telmore Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Herbert Teel, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170300110
    Abstract: A method for virtual reality (VR) includes displaying a VR viewfinder illustrating a preview image corresponding to a portion of a VR environment, sensing a first actuation movement of a VR controller for photographing, and capturing a VR photograph corresponding to the preview image illustrated in the VR viewfinder in response to the first actuation movement of the VR controller for photographing being sensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Richard Herbert Quay, David Brinda, Dennis Todd Harrington, Elbert Stephen Perez, Weston Page VIERREGGER
  • Publication number: 20170185261
    Abstract: A method for virtual reality (VR) includes sensing a dragging movement of a VR controller during a period that a trigger of the VR controller is triggered, and displaying a plurality of icons of a tool menu in a VR environment corresponding to a dragging trace of the dragging movement of the VR controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Elbert Stephen Perez, Richard Herbert Quay, Dennis Todd Harrington, Daniel Jeffrey Wilday, Weston Page Vierregger, David Brinda, Andrew Charles Hunt, Jason Leopold Lamparty, William Brian Espinosa, Jonathan D. Faunce
  • Patent number: 9633518
    Abstract: A system for wagering during a wagering period having a wagering base with a first plurality of pools each with an outcome accessed by an input wager. A plurality of terminals is provided at which wagers are input, each directed to access an outcome in one of the pools. A processing system is configured to process the input wagers in a manner whereby each input wager either: a) accesses; or b) fails to access an outcome. The processing system is further configured so that there is an initial pre-assigned probability of accessing the outcome of each pool through an input wager. The processing system is further configured to identify a collective return by determining the number of input wagers that have accessed an outcome in a particular pool. The processing system is further configured to change the wagering base after the wagering period has begun and before the wagering period is concluded based upon one or more system operating parameters detected during the wagering period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventors: Richard A. Herbert, William T. Geoghegan
  • Patent number: 9589690
    Abstract: A method for the cleanup of ionic species such as cobalt and nickel in nuclear power plant aqueous streams using a sequestration resin material is disclosed herein. The method includes the steps of providing a sequestration resin for removal of radioisotopes of transition metal impurities contained in the plant process streams, and distributing the sequestration resin into the plant process streams such that the sequestration resin interacts with the process streams and removes the transition metal impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Paul L. Frattini, Roger Howard Asay, Keith Paul Fruzzetti, Susan Elaine Garcia, Richard Herbert Kohlmann, Daniel Morgan Wells
  • Patent number: 9218721
    Abstract: A method of, and system for, wagering. The method includes the step of providing a random number generator that has a wagering base that is derived at least in part from the outcome of at least one horse/dog race or jai alai game that has previously been completed. Certain information in the wagering base is based at least in part on the outcome of the at least one horse/dog race or jai alai game and is accessible through an input wager, with the probability of accessing the certain information in the wagering base through an input wager being different. Input wagers are directed to the random number generator during the wagering period from each of multiple locations. Between when preliminary and final return amounts are identified for a first input wager that accesses the certain information, based at least in part upon the number of input wagers that have accessed the certain information, an updated return amount is identified for the first input wager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Inventor: Richard A. Herbert
  • Publication number: 20150252644
    Abstract: A subsea connector with a connection point between the Lower Workout Riser Package and the Upper Workout Riser Package which would facilitate access to the well under full wellbore pressure. There is provided a primary collet to connect the two halves of well subsea connector together. The connector further comprises 32 hydraulic couplers that allow control of the LWRP, Subsea tree and downhole functions. The connector of the present invention can be configured for electrical interface for tree and downhole function control if required. In the present invention, the connector allows for a controlled disconnect for emergency situations that will shut in all LWRP isolations valves, blow out preventor (BOP) rams and subsea tree valves, leaving the well secure. The subsea connector also allows for easy reconnection to the LWRP and control of the tree once the situation necessitating the disconnection is resolved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Richard Herbert Lee, Larry Glenn Klentz
  • Publication number: 20150152974
    Abstract: A remote actuator device for a valve control knob on a tank (e.g., storage tank) and related method of use are disclosed. The remote actuator devices disclosed may be used to turn the valve control knob on a tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventor: Richard Herbert Teel, JR.
  • Patent number: 8967197
    Abstract: A remote actuator device for a valve control knob on a tank (e.g., storage tank) is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Telmore Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Herbert Teel, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150018085
    Abstract: A wagering system having a wagering base with different information based upon the outcome of an event that has already taken place; a first input wagering terminal for directing input wagers to access certain of the different information; and a processor for determining whether an input wager accesses the certain information. The first input wagering terminal and processor are configured to make available to a bettor at the first input wagering terminal a first input wager option based upon pre-defined criteria through which a bettor directs an input wager to access first of the different information in the wagering base. The pre-defined criteria is derived from at least one of data relating directly or indirectly to the event or to betting activity conducted through the wagering system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Richard A. Herbert
  • Publication number: 20140370976
    Abstract: A system for wagering during a wagering period having a wagering base with a first plurality of pools each with an outcome accessed by an input wager. A plurality of terminals is provided at which wagers are input, each directed to access an outcome in one of the pools. A processing system is configured to process the input wagers in a manner whereby each input wager either: a) accesses; or b) fails to access an outcome. The processing system is further configured so that there is an initial pre-assigned probability of accessing the outcome of each pool through an input wager. The processing system is further configured to identify a collective return by determining the number of input wagers that have accessed an outcome in a particular pool. The processing system is further configured to change the wagering base after the wagering period has begun and before the wagering period is concluded based upon one or more system operating parameters detected during the wagering period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Richard A. Herbert, William T. Geoghegan
  • Publication number: 20140287805
    Abstract: A method of, and system for, wagering. The method includes the step of providing a random number generator that has a wagering base that is derived at least in part from the outcome of at least one horse/dog race or jai alai game that has previously been completed. Certain information in the wagering base is based at least in part on the outcome of the at least one horse/dog race or jai alai game and is accessible through an input wager, with the probability of accessing the certain information in the wagering base through an input wager being different. Input wagers are directed to the random number generator during the wagering period from each of multiple locations. Between when preliminary and final return amounts are identified for a first input wager that accesses the certain information, based at least in part upon the number of input wagers that have accessed the certain information, an updated return amount is identified for the first input wager.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Richard A. Herbert
  • Publication number: 20140274343
    Abstract: A wagering system having a wagering base with information therein. A plurality of terminals make up a Community Play grouping. At least one processor is programmed to determine whether any wager input at any of the terminals in the Community Play grouping accessed information in the wagering base. The at least one processor additionally identifies a return for each of the players that input a wager at the Community Play grouping for a predetermined game over a predetermined time period in the event that any wager made in the Community Play grouping accessed the information. The return for each of the players is determined in relationship to the size of the wager input by each player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Richard A. Herbert