Patents by Inventor Richard Berger

Richard Berger 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: 11866248
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a valve for dispensing flowable product from a container under pressure, the valve comprising a stem, a seal coupled to the stem, and a mounting cup configured to mount the valve to the container, wherein each of the stem, seal, and mounting cup comprises a recyclable plastic, and wherein the valve is free from a gasket configured to surround an opening of the container to form a seal between the valve and the container. Also provided herein is a container for dispensing a flowable product under pressure comprising the valve as described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Clayton Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Baker, Kevin Robert Martz, Richard Berger
  • Patent number: 11823220
    Abstract: Accessing media data in bites, including: receiving a request from a client to access a media item, and determining an address of the requested media item, wherein the address indicates a location where the media item is stored; determining an identification number of a piece of the media item selected by the client; updating the address of the media item by combining the address with the identification number of the piece of the media item selected by the client; valuating the piece of the media item selected by the client, and sending a valuated price to the client; and providing access to the requested media item using the updated address of the media item when a payment for the valuated price is received from the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignees: SONY GROUP CORPORATION, SONY PICTURES TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Berger, John Calkins
  • Patent number: 11544351
    Abstract: Storing, building, managing, and controlling consumer personal information, including: building at least one level of personal information according to a standard; storing the personal information on a consumer rights locker; defining a scope of access under terms of a consumer to control access to the consumer rights locker; transmitting a plurality of parameters needed to access the consumer rights locker; receiving a request to access the consumer rights locker and the plurality of parameters; comparing the plurality of parameters to the scope of access; and granting access to the consumer rights locker when it is determined that the request is valid, wherein the request is valid when the plurality of parameters includes an access right that is consistent with information in the scope of access. Keywords include consumer rights locker and personal information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignees: Sony Group Corporation, Sony Pictures Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Berger, Mitch Singer
  • Publication number: 20220396415
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a valve for dispensing flowable product from a container under pressure, the valve comprising a stem, a seal coupled to the stem, and a mounting cup configured to mount the valve to the container, wherein each of the stem, seal, and mounting cup comprises a recyclable plastic, and wherein the valve is free from a gasket configured to surround an opening of the container to form a seal between the valve and the container. Also provided herein is a container for dispensing a flowable product under pressure comprising the valve as described above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Inventors: Mark Baker, Kevin Robert Martz, Richard Berger
  • Patent number: 11472488
    Abstract: A mudflap-integrated aerodynamic member for improving aerodynamic characteristics of a motor vehicle is described. The motor vehicle includes a vehicle body, a front wheelhouse, and a frame. The mudflap-integrated aerodynamic member includes a mudflap portion configured to attach to the front wheelhouse and cover at least a portion of the front wheelhouse and an elongated air strake attached to and projecting from the mudflap portion. The elongated air strake includes an elongated strake body extending longitudinally with respect to the vehicle body from an outboard edge contiguous with the mudflap portion to an inboard edge adjacent to the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Richard A. Berger, Alexander N. Nastov
  • Patent number: 11358783
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a valve for dispensing flowable product from a container under pressure, the valve comprising a stem, a seal coupled to the stem, and a mounting cup configured to mount the valve to the container, wherein each of the stem, seal, and mounting cup comprises a recyclable plastic, and wherein the valve is free from a gasket configured to surround an opening of the container to form a seal between the valve and the container. Also provided herein is a container for dispensing a flowable product under pressure comprising the valve as described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Clayton Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Baker, Kevin Robert Martz, Richard Berger
  • Publication number: 20220161864
    Abstract: A mudflap-integrated aerodynamic member for improving aerodynamic characteristics of a motor vehicle is described. The motor vehicle includes a vehicle body, a front wheelhouse, and a frame. The mudflap-integrated aerodynamic member includes a mudflap portion configured to attach to the front wheelhouse and cover at least a portion of the front wheelhouse and an elongated air strake attached to and projecting from the mudflap portion. The elongated air strake includes an elongated strake body extending longitudinally with respect to the vehicle body from an outboard edge contiguous with the mudflap portion to an inboard edge adjacent to the vehicle body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Richard A. Berger, Alexander N. Nastov
  • Patent number: 11299099
    Abstract: An assist step assembly includes a linkage assembly including a first linkage member and a second linkage member, an assist step coupled to the linkage assembly and movable from a first assist step position to a second assist step position, an aerodynamic member coupled to the linkage assembly and movable from a first aerodynamic member position to a second aerodynamic member position, a movement mechanism coupled to the aerodynamic member and configured move the aerodynamic member from the first aerodynamic member position to the second aerodynamic member position, and a controller in electronic communication with the movement mechanism, the controller configured to determine an operating condition, determine a position of the assist step based on the operating condition, and generate one or more control signals to move the aerodynamic member from the first aerodynamic member position to the second aerodynamic member position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Richard A. Berger, Vijaya Sirangu, Joseph M. Polewarczyk, David T. Renke
  • Publication number: 20210261321
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a valve for dispensing flowable product from a container under pressure, the valve comprising a stem, a seal coupled to the stem, and a mounting cup configured to mount the valve to the container, wherein each of the stem, seal, and mounting cup comprises a recyclable plastic, and wherein the valve is free from a gasket configured to surround an opening of the container to form a seal between the valve and the container. Also provided herein is a container for dispensing a flowable product under pressure comprising the valve as described above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: Clayton Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Baker, Kevin Robert Martz, Richard Berger
  • Publication number: 20210253029
    Abstract: An assist step assembly includes a linkage assembly including a first linkage member and a second linkage member, an assist step coupled to the linkage assembly and movable from a first assist step position to a second assist step position, an aerodynamic member coupled to the linkage assembly and movable from a first aerodynamic member position to a second aerodynamic member position, a movement mechanism coupled to the aerodynamic member and configured move the aerodynamic member from the first aerodynamic member position to the second aerodynamic member position, and a controller in electronic communication with the movement mechanism, the controller configured to determine an operating condition, determine a position of the assist step based on the operating condition, and generate one or more control signals to move the aerodynamic member from the first aerodynamic member position to the second aerodynamic member position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Richard A. Berger, Vijaya Sirangu, Joseph M. Polewarczyk, David T. Renke
  • Patent number: 11066396
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to substituted 5-trifluoromethyl oxadiazole compounds of generic formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. In particular, the invention is directed to a class of aryl and heteroaryl substituted 5-trifluoromethyl oxadiazole compounds of formula I which may be useful as HDAC6 inhibitors for treating cellular proliferative diseases, including cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, such as schizophrenia and stroke, as well as other diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP.
    Inventors: Abbas Walji, Richard Berger, Craig A. Stump, Kelly-Ann S. Schlegel, James J. Mulhearn, Thomas J. Greshock, Deping Wang, Mark E. Fraley, Kristen G. Jones
  • Patent number: 10947030
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a valve for dispensing flowable product from a container under pressure, the valve comprising a stem, a seal coupled to the stem, and a mounting cup configured to mount the valve to the container, wherein each of the stem, seal, and mounting cup comprises a recyclable plastic, and wherein the valve is free from a gasket configured to surround an opening of the container to form a seal between the valve and the container. Also provided herein is a container for dispensing a flowable product under pressure comprising the valve as described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Clayton Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Baker, Kevin Robert Martz, Richard Berger
  • Patent number: 10909491
    Abstract: Content distribution for one or more user devices, including: associating the one or more user devices with a user domain; acquiring content with one or more user accounts linked to the user domain; accessing the acquired content with the one or more user devices according to predetermined privileges, wherein access for an individual user device of the one or more user devices is valid while the individual user device is associated with the user domain and has an active status with the user domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Richard Berger, Mitch Singer
  • Patent number: 10856048
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for sharing movie information online. In one implementation, the user of an online movie service can share information about the contents of a library or other such rights locker, e.g., under Ultraviolet™ and DECE. Users may also share likes and dislikes. The movie service may make suggestions based on the contents of the user's library and the contents of other user's libraries, such as those of the user's designated friends. A user can become a follower or fan of another user and receive recommendations based on the target user's profile or specific recommendations made by the target. The user can receive a credit on their account or on a related account when another user makes a purchase that is attributable to that user, e.g., from a recommendation. A user may be designated as an influencer when followed by a sufficient number of other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SONY PICTURES TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Richard Berger
  • Publication number: 20200202373
    Abstract: Accessing media data in bites, including: receiving a request from a client to access a media item, and determining an address of the requested media item, wherein the address indicates a location where the media item is stored; determining an identification number of a piece of the media item selected by the client; updating the address of the media item by combining the address with the identification number of the piece of the media item selected by the client; valuating the piece of the media item selected by the client, and sending a valuated price to the client; and providing access to the requested media item using the updated address of the media item when a payment for the valuated price is received from the client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Berger, John Calkins
  • Patent number: 10647727
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to pyrimidine carboxamide compounds of formula I which are useful as therapeutic agents for the treatment of central nervous system disorders associated with phosphodiesterase 2 (PDE2). The present invention also relates to the use of such compounds for treating neurological and psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, psychosis, Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's disease dementia (PDD), or Huntington's disease, and those associated with striatal hypofunction or basal ganglia dysfunction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Gregori J. Morriello, Lehua Chang, Ashley Forster, Richard Berger, Kausik K. Nanda, William D. Shipe
  • Publication number: 20200062490
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a valve for dispensing flowable product from a container under pressure, the valve comprising a stem, a seal coupled to the stem, and a mounting cup configured to mount the valve to the container, wherein each of the stem, seal, and mounting cup comprises a recyclable plastic, and wherein the valve is free from a gasket configured to surround an opening of the container to form a seal between the valve and the container. Also provided herein is a container for dispensing a flowable product under pressure comprising the valve as described above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: Clayton Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Baker, Kevin Robert Martz, Richard Berger
  • Publication number: 20190364337
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for sharing movie information online. In one implementation, the user of an online movie service can share information about the contents of a library or other such rights locker, e.g., under Ultraviolet™ and DECE. Users may also share likes and dislikes. The movie service may make suggestions based on the contents of the user's library and the contents of other user's libraries, such as those of the user's designated friends. A user can become a follower or fan of another user and receive recommendations based on the target user's profile or specific recommendations made by the target. The user can receive a credit on their account or on a related account when another user makes a purchase that is attributable to that user, e.g., from a recommendation. A user may be designated as an influencer when followed by a sufficient number of other users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventor: Richard Berger
  • Publication number: 20190272584
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods to implement a technique for selling content such as movies online. In one implementation, a user obtains permission from the content owner to sell access to an item of video content. The user acts as a promoter for the content and receives compensation from the content owner for each sale. The user does not have or create copies to transfer to buyers—the commercial transaction and fulfillment are provided by the content owner. The user can build a library or online store of content that the user promotes. In another implementation, the system provides significant gifting functionality for content items, such as for providing previews and gift wrapping skins for gifted content items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventor: Richard Berger
  • Patent number: 10390090
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for sharing movie information online. In one implementation, the user of an online movie service can share information about the contents of a library or other such rights locker, e.g., under Ultraviolet™ and DECE. Users may also share likes and dislikes. The movie service may make suggestions based on the contents of the user's library and the contents of other user's libraries, such as those of the user's designated friends. A user can become a follower or fan of another user and receive recommendations based on the target user's profile or specific recommendations made by the target. The user can receive a credit on their account or on a related account when another user makes a purchase that is attributable to that user, e.g., from a recommendation. A user may be designated as an influencer when followed by a sufficient number of other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY PICTURES TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Richard Berger