Patents by Inventor Richard A. Pierce

Richard A. Pierce 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: 10560793
    Abstract: A diaphragm for a loudspeaker may include a conductive coupler, a voice coil having a voice coil lead, where the voice coil lead is positioned in conductive contact with the conductive coupler, and a terminal lead, where the terminal lead is positioned in conductive contact with the conductive coupler, and where the voice coil lead and the terminal lead are attached to the conductive coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Warren Little, Daniel Liu, Derrick Pierce, Ernie Latham-Brown
  • Publication number: 20190384751
    Abstract: Systems and methods for live reindexing include receiving, at a dispatch server, a request to reindex a database, wherein, at the time the request to reindex is received, the dispatch server is configured to send queries for information in the database to a first index server, the first index server comprising a first index of information in the database. The systems and methods further include, responsive to receiving the request to reindex and while the database is live, generating a second index of the information in the database, storing the second index at a second index server, and configuring the dispatch server to use the second index server as a live index server and to no longer use the first index server as a live index server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Alan Pierce, Brian Dorne, Michael Glazer, Derek Rabideau, Richard Allen Ducott, III, David Karesh, Dylan Davis, Matthew Dailey, Hongyi Yao, Daniel Robinson
  • Patent number: 10474115
    Abstract: An input module for an industrial controller includes configurable execution windows. The execution windows are defined by a first parameter and a second parameter stored within the input module. A third parameter defines a status bit which is compared against the execution window to set a window output signal within the input module. The execution window may define a range between the first and second parameters against which the status bit is compared. Alternately, the first and second parameters may define setpoints against which the status bit is compared. At one of the setpoints, the window output signal is set and at the other of the setpoints, the window output signal is reset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric D. Decker, DuWayne D. Mulhall, Kenwood H. Hall, Richard O. Ruggeri, Harsh Shah, Andreas P. Frischknecht, Scott A. Pierce, Terence S. Tenorio, Gregory J. Svetina
  • Publication number: 20190340294
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the present invention, methods, systems and computer readable media are provided, in a cognitive data processing system, for implementing a predictive analytics system that utilizes entity and non-entity information. A collection of content is processed to extract defined entities pertaining to one or more domains. Semantic relationships are determined between objects within the collection of content, wherein the objects include undefined entities. The defined entities and objects are resolved based on entity definitions and the semantic relationships to determine defined entities and undefined entities for a resulting data set. The resulting data set is processed to identify one or more relationships between a defined entity and an undefined entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: William S. Spangler, Richard L. Martin, David Martinez Iraola, Daniel Pierce, Sheng Hua Bao, Meenakshi Nagarajan, Michael D. Pfeifer
  • Publication number: 20190311316
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a dispensing system including: a product loading unit; a receptacle configured to receive the product loading unit; a storage area configured to receive product; and a transfer unit for moving the product between the product loading unit and the storage area. The present disclosure is also directed to a dispensing system including: a product loading unit; a receptacle configured to receive the product loading unit; a storage area configured to receive product; a transfer unit for moving the product between the product loading unit and the storage area; and a remote system operable to send and/or receive product information from the dispensing system regarding an amount of product and a type of product within the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Edward R. Kernick, James M. Scolaro, Kyungmin Lee, Ernesto Nieves, Ahmed Tawfik, Kimberly Pierce, Richard N. Capobianco, James Miller
  • Patent number: 10402385
    Abstract: Systems and methods for live reindexing include receiving, at a dispatch server, a request to reindex a database, wherein, at the time the request to reindex is received, the dispatch server is configured to send queries for information in the database to a first index server, the first index server comprising a first index of information in the database. The systems and methods further include, responsive to receiving the request to reindex and while the database is live, generating a second index of the information in the database, storing the second index at a second index server, and configuring the dispatch server to use the second index server as a live index server and to no longer use the first index server as a live index server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Pierce, Brian Dorne, Michael Glazer, Derek Rabideau, Richard Allen Ducott, III, David Karesh, Dylan Davis, Matthew Dailey, Hongyi Yao, Daniel Robinson
  • Patent number: 10360221
    Abstract: A method of producing the results of a search for content for display on a client is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Hogg Turner, Jonathan Richard Thorpe, Thomas Hugh Pierce
  • Patent number: 10356304
    Abstract: A wearable digital video camera (10) is equipped with wireless connection protocol and global navigation and location positioning system technology to provide remote image acquisition control and viewing. The Bluetooth® packet-based open wireless technology standard protocol (400) is preferred for use in providing control signals or streaming data to the digital video camera and for accessing image content stored on or streaming from the digital video camera. The GPS technology (402) is preferred for use in tracking of the location of the digital video camera as it records image information. A rotating mount (300) with a locking member (330) on the camera housing (22) allows adjustment of the pointing angle of the wearable digital video camera when it is attached to a mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Contour IP Holding, LLC
    Inventors: Laura O'Donnell, Richard Mander, Michael Denton, Ben Bodley, Alan Tompkins, Keith Gurganus, Kelvin P. Barnsdale, Simon Third, Carm Pierce, Carl Perkins
  • Patent number: 10065905
    Abstract: Increase propane dehydrogenation activity of a partially deactivated dehydrogenation catalyst by heating the partially deactivated catalyst to a temperature of at least 660° C., conditioning the heated catalyst in an oxygen-containing atmosphere and, optionally, stripping molecular oxygen from the conditioned catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Pretz, Lin Luo, Susan Domke, Howard W. Clark, Richard A. Pierce, Andrzej M. Malek, Mark W. Stewart, Brien A. Stears, Albert E. Schweizer, Jr., Guido Capone, Duncan P. Coffey, Isa K. Mbaraka
  • Publication number: 20180057422
    Abstract: Increase propane dehydrogenation activity of a partially deactivated dehydrogenation catalyst by heating the partially deactivated catalyst to a temperature of at least 660° C., conditioning the heated catalyst in an oxygen-containing atmosphere and, optionally, stripping molecular oxygen from the conditioned catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Pretz, Lin Luo, Susan Domke, Howard W. Clark, Richard A. Pierce, Andrzej M. Malek, Mark W. Stewart, Brien A. Stears, Albert E. Schweizer, JR., Guido Capone, Duncan P. Coffey, Isa K. Mbaraka
  • Patent number: 9834496
    Abstract: Increase propane dehydrogenation activity of a partially deactivated dehydrogenation catalyst by heating the partially deactivated catalyst to a temperature of at least 660° C., conditioning the heated catalyst in an oxygen-containing atmosphere and, optionally, stripping molecular oxygen from the conditioned catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Pretz, Lin Luo, Susan Domke, Howard W. Clark, Richard A. Pierce, Andrzej M. Malek, Mark W. Stewart, Brien A. Stears, Albert E. Schweizer, Jr., Guido Capone, Duncan P. Coffey, Isa K. Mbaraka
  • Publication number: 20140342976
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods and compositions for systemic delivery of minimally-soluble bioactive agents such as, but not limited to, proteins of the TGF-? superfamily. According to the invention, an exemplary bioactive agent is BMP-7 The invention further provides for minimally-invasive systemic treatment of skeletal disorders such as osteoporosis as well as minimally-invasive systemic treatment of injured or diseased non-mineralized tissues and organs such kidneys. Practice of the invention eliminates adverse side effects at the site of intravascular delivery of the bioactive agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Mary Elizabeth Pecquet Goad, Denis Schrier, Allen Richard Pierce
  • Publication number: 20140200385
    Abstract: Increase propane dehydrogenation activity of a partially deactivated dehydrogenation catalyst by heating the partially deactivated catalyst to a temperature of at least 660° C, conditioning the heated catalyst in an oxygen-containing atmosphere and, optionally, stripping molecular oxygen from the conditioned catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Matthew T. Pretz, LIn Luo, Susan Domke, Howard W. Clark, Richard A. Pierce, Andrzej M. Malek, Mark W. Stewart, Brien A. Stears, Albert E. Schweizer, JR., Guido Capore, Duncan P. Coffey, Isa K. Mbaraka
  • Publication number: 20140187473
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods and compositions for systemic delivery of minimally-soluble bioactive agents such as, but not limited to, proteins of the TGF-? superfamily. According to the invention, an exemplary bioactive agent is BMP-7. The invention further provides for minimally-invasive systemic treatment of skeletal disorders such as osteoporosis as well as minimally-invasive systemic treatment of injured or diseased non-mineralized tissues and organs such kidneys. Practice of the invention eliminates adverse side effects at the site of intravascular delivery of the bioactive agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Mary Elizabeth Pecquet Goad, Denis Schrier, Allen Richard Pierce
  • Patent number: 8653317
    Abstract: A supported catalyst and process for dehydrogenating a hydrocarbon, the catalyst comprising a first component selected from the group consisting of tin, germanium, lead, indium, gallium, thallium, and compounds thereof; a second component selected from the group consisting of metals of Group 8 of the Periodic Table of the Elements and compounds thereof, and a support comprising alumina in the gamma crystalline form. The catalysts are especially active and efficient when employed in concurrent flow in a dehydrogenation reactor having an average contact time between the hydrocarbon and catalyst of from 0.5 to 10 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventors: Richard A. Pierce, Lin Luo, Michael M. Olken, Susan Domke, Howard W. Clark
  • Publication number: 20130007943
    Abstract: Thermal transfer garments and methods are provided. In an embodiment, a glove comprises a glove portion, a thermal transfer portion attached to the glove portion, a pocket in the thermal transfer portion proximate a user's inner wrist and forearm, the pocket including an opening, an inner surface and an outer surface, and fasteners to releasably secure the glove portion and the thermal transfer portion to the user's person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: Pierce, Upman and Associates, Ltd.
    Inventor: Richard Pierce Thorsen
  • Patent number: 8216660
    Abstract: The invention provides breathable laminated articles, preferably free from harmful halogens and plasticizers, which can be constructed and arranged to be usable for any application, such as wallcoverings, where breathability and being free from harmful halogens and/or plasticizers is advantageous. For example, the breathable laminated article can be made from a non-woven, breathable backing layer of material, the backing layer having a plurality of microprojections on a first side, coupled along the first side to a top layer, where the top layer may or may not be breathable, to form an assembly. This assembly has at least one variation formed in the level of the surface of the first side of the first layer, wherein the variation in level is formed such that the microprojections penetrate at least a portion of the top layer to form microapertures that improve the breathability of the top layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: SHAWMUT Corporation
    Inventors: A. Michael Nahmias, Richard Pierce, Kevin J. Souza, James H. Wyner, Marilyn Geller, Daniel Wyner
  • Publication number: 20110171864
    Abstract: Protective laminates are provided that include (a) a layer that is breathable and highly impermeable to chemicals to a degree that is subject to reduction upon flexing of the highly impermeable layer alone; and (b) a breathable non-textile layer attached to the highly impermeable layer, the non-textile layer mitigating the reduction in the impermeability of the highly impermeable layer if the laminate is flexed. The laminates may, for example, be attached to textiles and used in protective fabrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicants: SHAWMUT Corporation, E.I. du Pont Nemours and Co.
    Inventors: Daniel M. Wyner, Richard Pierce, A. Michael Nahmias, Gregory F. Carey, James H. Wyner, Ralph Birchard Lloyd
  • Publication number: 20100236985
    Abstract: A supported catalyst and process for dehydrogenating a hydrocarbon, the catalyst comprising a first component selected from the group consisting of tin, germanium, lead, indium, gallium, thallium, and compounds thereof; a second component selected from the group consisting of metals of Group 8 of the Periodic Table of the Elements and compounds thereof, and a support comprising alumina in the gamma crystalline form. The catalysts are especially active and efficient when employed in concurrent flow in a dehydrogenation reactor having an average contact time between the hydrocarbon and catalyst of from 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: Lin Luo, Susan Domke, Howard W. Clark, Richard A. Pierce, Michael M. Olken
  • Publication number: 20100204124
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods and compositions for systemic delivery of minimally-soluble bioactive agents such as, but not limited to, proteins of the TGF-? superfamily. According to the invention, an exemplary bioactive agent is BMP-7 The invention further provides for minimally-invasive systemic treatment of skeletal disorders such as osteoporosis as well as minimally-invasive systemic treatment of injured or diseased non-mineralized tissues and organs such kidneys. Practice of the invention eliminates adverse side effects at the site of intravascular delivery of the bioactive agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventors: Mary Elizabeth Pecquet Goad, Denis Schrier, Allen Richard Pierce