Patents by Inventor Richard B. Moore

Richard B. Moore 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: 10836515
    Abstract: An inflatable pressure structure includes an airtight flexible membrane having collapsed and inflated configurations. The inflatable pressure structure includes an elongated pressure-assisted seal that is configured to selectively seal an opening in the airtight flexible membrane. The pressure-assisted seal includes first and second seal components that sealingly engage one another and prevent escape of gas from inside the airtight flexible membrane. The airtight flexible membrane, when inflated, generates a force transverse to the pressure-assisted seal tending to pull the first and second seal components apart. Pressurized gas inside the airtight flexible membrane causes the first and second seal components to more securely engage one another whereby a force transverse to the pressure-assisted seal does not disengage the first and second seal components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINSTRATOR OF NASA
    Inventors: William R. Doggett, Timothy S. Roach, Jerry E. Warren, Judith J. Watson, Thomas C. Jones, Richard K Bird, Vincenzo M. Le Boffe, William M. Langford, Lana P. Hicks-Olson, Samuel James, Clarence E. Stanfield, Alberto Makino, Bryan C. Yount, Khadijah I. Shariff, Molly M. Selig, Douglas A. Litteken, Winfred S. Kenner, David F. Moore, Danny J. Lovaglio, Laura A. Leybold, Earl T. Hall, James E. Phelps, Arlon B. Sullivan, Fred M. Whitehead
  • Patent number: 10835250
    Abstract: A surgical stapling assembly comprising a firing member, an end effector, a closure member, and a shaft including an attachment interface is disclosed. The surgical stapling assembly is configured to be attached to a surgical instrument interface by way of the attachment interface. The end effector comprises a first jaw, a second jaw, and a staple cartridge comprising staples configured to be ejected by the firing member. The second jaw is movable relative to the first jaw between an open position, a fully-clamped position, and a collapsed position. The end effector further comprises an interconnection between the first jaw and the second jaw defining a rotational axis about which the second iaw is movable relative to the first iaw. The rotational axis is shiftable toward and away from the first iaw as the second iaw is moved between the open position, the fully-clamped position, and the collapsed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: William B. Weisenburgh, II, Jerome R. Morgan, Kyle P. Moore, Mark H. Ransick, Steven G. Hall, Randall J. Tanguay, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Galen C. Robertson, Andrew M. Zwolinski, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Thomas W. Huitema, Glen A. Armstrong, Shailendra K Parihar, Donna L. Korvick, Richard W. Timm, Kevin R. Doll, Bret W. Smith, William D. Kelly, Ronald J. Kolata, Joshua R. Uth, Charles J. Scheib, Geoffrey C. Hueil, Mark S. Ortiz, Douglas B. Hoffman, Patrick A. Weizman, Dean B. Bruewer, Gregory B. Blair, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 10839346
    Abstract: In some embodiments, system, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein useful for managing retail product inventory including a plurality of locations each having a corresponding location decay rate associated by a central control system. A central control system comprising a central control circuit coupled with memory storing code that when implemented causes the central control circuit to: determine, at a current time and for each detected first product, a confidence value corresponding to a level of confidence that the first product is still present and within a first threshold area corresponding to a first location where the first product was most recently sensed. The confidence value may decay over time proportional to a first decay period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Tom Stiefel, Justin C. Moore, Richard B. Penn
  • Publication number: 20200341004
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a mass spectrometry approach to identifying carcinomas or tissue abnormalities, and distinguishing carcinomas or tissue abnormalities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Jeremy L. Norris, Richard M. Caprioli, Jason B. Robbins, Jessica Lindsey Moore, Nathan Heath Patterson
  • Patent number: 10716568
    Abstract: A surgical stapling assembly comprising a staple cartridge carrier, an anvil, an outer surface, a closure member, a staple cartridge, and a firing system is disclosed. The anvil is rotatable between a first position and a second position. The closure member is slideable along the outer surface to hold the anvil in the second position. The closure member comprises a clearance opening. The staple cartridge is positioned within the staple cartridge carrier. The staple cartridge comprises staples removably stored therein. The staple cartridge and the anvil define a tissue gap therebetween when the anvil is in the second position. The clearance opening is aligned with the tissue gap when the anvil is in the second position. The firing system is configured to eject the staples from the staple cartridge during a staple firing stroke. The firing system engages the staple cartridge carrier and the anvil during the staple firing stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Steven G. Hall, Randall J. Tanguay, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Galen C. Robertson, Andrew M. Zwolinski, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Geoffrey C. Hueil, Mark S. Ortiz, Douglas B. Hoffman, Patrick A. Weizman, Dean B. Bruewer, Gregory B. Blair, Charles J. Scheib, Kevin R. Doll, Bret W. Smith, William D. Kelly, Ronald J. Kolata, Joshua R. Uth, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Jerome R. Morgan, Kyle P. Moore, Mark H. Ransick, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Thomas W. Huitema, Glen A. Armstrong, Shailendra K. Parihar, Donna L. Korvick, Richard W. Timm
  • Publication number: 20200079658
    Abstract: A water treatment system is provided with an untreated water reservoir having a cavity through which a filter assembly may traverse such that untreated water in the cavity passes through the filter assembly into a treated water reservoir. Traversal of the filter assembly may be facilitated by a pressure control assembly configured to generate a vacuum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Richard J. Weber, Ryan D. Schamper, Joshua B. Taylor, Colin J. Moore, Mario Enriquez
  • Publication number: 20190266556
    Abstract: In some embodiments, system, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein useful for managing retail product inventory including a plurality of locations each having a corresponding location decay rate associated by a central control system. A central control system comprising a central control circuit coupled with memory storing code that when implemented causes the central control circuit to: determine, at a current time and for each detected first product, a confidence value corresponding to a level of confidence that the first product is still present and within a first threshold area corresponding to a first location where the first product was most recently sensed. The confidence value may decay over time proportional to a first decay period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Tom Stiefel, Justin C. Moore, Richard B. Penn
  • Patent number: 10332069
    Abstract: In some embodiments, system, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein useful for managing retail product inventory including a plurality of sensors configured to detect individual presence of multiple different products within a retail shopping facility. A central control system communicatively coupled with the plurality of sensors to receive sensor information comprising identifiers detected by the plurality of sensors. The central control system comprises a central control circuit coupled with memory storing code that when implemented causes the central control circuit to: access the received sensor information and determine, at a current time and for each detected first product, a confidence value corresponding to a level of confidence that the first product is still present and within a first threshold area corresponding to a first location where the first product was most recently sensed. The confidence value may decay over time proportional to a first decay period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Tom Stiefel, Justin C. Moore, Richard B. Penn
  • Patent number: 7617584
    Abstract: A fastener forming apparatus produces a fastener of metal having a rod-to-plate connection often found in such applications as an automotive door latch striker. The fastener is formed and assembled in a single operation and with only a rod and a stamped plate for parts. The forming apparatus has a die structure for securing the rod, a base for vertically aligning the rod, a compression pedestal for vertically aligning the plate and a suspended stamping structure. The stamping structure moves from a pre-staged position for loading of the rod and plate to the die structure, to an intermediate position wherein a head is substantially formed unitarily at the end portion of the rod on one side of the plate, and formation of a unitary protrusion is initiated from the same end portion but on an opposite side of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Ankara Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard B. Moore
  • Patent number: 7159289
    Abstract: A fastener forming apparatus produces a fastener of metal having a rod-to-plate connection often found in such applications as an automotive door latch striker. The fastener is formed and assembled in a single operation and with only a rod and a stamped plate for parts. The forming apparatus has a die structure for securing the rod, a base for vertically aligning the rod, a compression pedestal for vertically aligning the plate and a suspended stamping structure. The stamping structure moves from a pre-staged position for loading of the rod and plate to the die structure, to an intermediate position wherein a head is substantially formed unitarily at the end portion of the rod on one side of the plate, and formation of a unitary protrusion is initiated from the same end portion but on an opposite side of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Ankara Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard B. Moore
  • Patent number: 5716161
    Abstract: A headed fastener clip having a threaded shank with a T-head embedment molded in a hex nut head for rotatably threading the clip into a support. A trim piece attachment post protrudes oppositely from the shank. A pair of spring arms are cantilevered from the post outer free end and diverge dependently therefrom to free ends spaced closely above the nut head. A catch portion adjacent each arm free end dimensioned to overlaps in use mutually opposed marginal edges of a fastener-receiving opening in the trim piece. The nut head has platforms on the head that underlie and support the opening marginal edge when the trim piece is installed on the clip. The fastener clip is first threaded into the support, the trim piece fastener opening registered with clip head and then the trim piece is pushed toward the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: Ankara Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard B. Moore, David C. Lubera
  • Patent number: 5325270
    Abstract: A flexible backplane assembly is provided wherein removable backplane modules are mounted in a platform in a manner such that the backplane modules may be removed and replaced to accommodate different types of circuit modules. Coacting guides are provided on the platform and the backplane modules to define a travel path for module insertion and removal which prevents contact with adjacent circuit and backplane modules and maneuvers around platform structural members. Connectors at the rear of each backplane module for mating withy circuit module connectors may be electrically connected to I/O boards at the front of the module to permit wiring of the backplane modules from the front of the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1994
    Assignee: Telco Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary T. Wenger, Richard B. Moore, James J. Lane, Jr., David Chastain, James Stark, Louis Pedraza
  • Patent number: 5249901
    Abstract: A fastener assembly with a recess in a part in which a nut is received with resilient fingers engaging with an interference fit the periphery of the recess to retain the nut therein. A fastener with a threaded stud is engaged and retained by a threaded hole through the nut. Preferably, the nut is a relatively thin and generally flat plate with the threaded hole formed by displacing a portion of the plate around the periphery of the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1993
    Inventor: Richard B. Moore
  • Patent number: 4960354
    Abstract: A clip for retaining a headed fastener in a hole in a plate. The clip is a U-shaped strip of flexible, resilient material with legs for engaging opposite sides of the plate. One leg has a clearance hole for the head of the pin and the other leg has a clearance slot for the shank of the pin. The leg with the head clearance has a tab which overlies the head of the pin to retain the pin in the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 2, 1990
    Inventor: Richard B. Moore
  • Patent number: 4921892
    Abstract: Anionic Emulsions of asphalt, bitumen, or tar which may optionally contain a latex of a rubbery polymer may be set using a destablizing system comprising either an alkali silicofluoride in the presence of a sulfamate or a mixture of an amine in the presence of a divalent metal ion. The setting time for such emulsions can be reduced to less than half an hour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1990
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Richard B. Moore, Paul L. Fitzgerald, Ernest G. Pole
  • Patent number: 4589809
    Abstract: A fastener with a metal stud removably receivable in a plastic carrier member. A shank of the stud is inserted through a hole in the carrier member and an enlargement on the shank limits the extent to which the shank can be pushed through the hole. The stud is retained in the carrier member by entrapment of a portion of the carrier member surrounding the hole between the enlargement and a ring on the shank which has an interference fit with the hole. To facilitate inserting the ring into and removing it from the hole, the sides of the ring are tapered. The carrier member can be journaled on the shank to rotate freely with respect to the stud. If it is desired to prevent this rotation, the enlargement can have a non-circular configuration and be received in a mating non-circular recess in the carrier member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1986
    Inventors: Richard B. Moore, Kenneth R. McClintock
  • Patent number: 4548966
    Abstract: The viscosity of an asphalt emulsion may be controlled by incorporating up to about 1 percent by weight of a modified starch containing not more than 27 percent amylose and the balance substantially amylopectin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1985
    Assignee: Polysar Financial Services S.A.
    Inventor: Richard B. Moore
  • Patent number: D249334
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1978
    Inventors: James E. Watt, Richard B. Moore