Patents by Inventor Richard Burk

Richard Burk 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).

  • Publication number: 20220375261
    Abstract: A driver recognition system of a vehicle identifies a person approaching the vehicle as a driver or other user. In one approach, the driver recognition system collects data using one or more cameras of the vehicle. The collected data corresponds to the person approaching the vehicle. Based on the collected data, a computing device determines (e.g., using a machine-learning model) whether the person is a user (e.g., driver) associated with the vehicle. If the person is a user associated with the vehicle, then the computing device causes one or more actions to be performed for the vehicle (e.g., controller configuration, boot up of a computing device, updating software using over-the-air update, etc.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Tex Burk, Robert Richard Noel Bielby
  • Publication number: 20220332749
    Abstract: Described herein are compositions and methods for the treatment or prevention of ocular surface disorders including meibomian gland dysfunction, blepharitis, dry eye disease and other inflammatory and/or infectious diseases of the anterior surface of the eye(s). Said compositions and methods comprise keratolytic conjugates which demonstrate keratolytic activity, and anti-inflammatory or other desirable activities. Topical administration of said compositions to the eyelid margin or surrounding areas provides therapeutic benefit to patients suffering from ocular surface disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Ian HOLMES, Yair ALSTER, Hila EPSTEIN-BARASH, Charles BOSWORTH, Omer RAFAELI, Robert M. BURK, Marc GLEESON, Mark Richard STEWART, Jonathan DUNN, Alexander James NICHOLLS
  • Publication number: 20220332748
    Abstract: Described herein are compositions and methods for the treatment or prevention of ocular surface disorders including meibomian gland dysfunction, blepharitis, dry eye disease and other inflammatory and/or infectious diseases of the anterior surface of the eye(s). Said compositions and methods comprise keratolytic conjugates which demonstrate keratolytic activity, and anti-inflammatory or other desirable activities. Topical administration of said compositions to the eyelid margin or surrounding areas provides therapeutic benefit to patients suffering from ocular surface disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Ian HOLMES, Yair ALSTER, Hila BARASH, Charles BOSWORTH, Omer RAFAELI, Robert M. BURK, Marc GLEESON, Mark Richard STEWART, Jonathan DUNN, Alexander James NICHOLLS
  • Patent number: 11459351
    Abstract: Described herein are compositions and methods for the treatment or prevention of ocular surface disorders including meibomian gland dysfunction, blepharitis, dry eye disease and other inflammatory and/or infectious diseases of the anterior surface of the eye(s). Said compositions and methods comprise keratolytic conjugates which demonstrate keratolytic activity, and anti-inflammatory or other desirable activities. Topical administration of said compositions to the eyelid margin or surrounding areas provides therapeutic benefit to patients suffering from ocular surface disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: AZURA OPHTHALMICS LTD.
    Inventors: Ian Holmes, Yair Alster, Hila Barash, Charles Bosworth, Omer Rafaeli, Robert M. Burk, Marc Gleeson, Mark Richard Stewart, Jonathan Dunn, Alexander James Nicholls
  • Patent number: 11436864
    Abstract: A driver recognition system of a vehicle identifies a person approaching the vehicle as a driver or other user. In one approach, the driver recognition system collects data using one or more cameras of the vehicle. The collected data corresponds to the person approaching the vehicle. Based on the collected data, a computing device determines (e.g., using a machine-learning model) whether the person is a user (e.g., driver) associated with the vehicle. If the person is a user associated with the vehicle, then the computing device causes one or more actions to be performed for the vehicle (e.g., controller configuration, boot up of a computing device, updating software using over-the-air update, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Tex Burk, Robert Richard Noel Bielby
  • Patent number: 8638906
    Abstract: Voice user interfaces can be tested using test scripts generated by traversing a graph using a recursive search technique, such as recursive depth first search. Test data to accompany the test scripts can be generated by treating conditions in states of the interface as business rules, and fully exercising each state during traversal of the graph. Actual testing can be performed in a faster than real time manner by providing simulated input from test scripts, as opposed to requiring actual input from human testers. The interfaces can also be tested using a gatekeeper intermediary which provides for easy transitions between testing and deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Convergys Customer Management Delaware LLC
    Inventors: David M. Pelland, Richard Burk, Jeffrey D. Kosa, Blaise T. Lapinski
  • Patent number: 8547042
    Abstract: A method and device for determining the motor moment constant kM of an electric motor by measuring motor parameters on the running motor. For reduction of the previously considerable measuring effort it is proposed that firstly the generator voltage UEMK produced by the motor is measured, and in that the motor moment constant kM is calculated by division of the generator voltage UEMK and the speed of rotation fMot of the motor, taking into consideration at least one further constant. The method and the device are suitable for DC motors and for 3-phase synchronous motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Kaltenbach & Voigt GmbH
    Inventors: Richard Bürk, Thomas Bischof
  • Patent number: 8398394
    Abstract: A system for driving an electric handpiece in response to a pneumatic control signal may provide for fast interchange of handpieces, self-calibration and wide dynamic range of operation with precise speed control. The system may be incorporated into virtually any dental treatment center using traditional pneumatic drive handpieces, and a conversion kit may facilitate such conversion. The system may provide not only for controlling the speed and torque of a tool coupled to an electric drive handpiece responsive to a pneumatic control signal, it may also provide for coupling cooling air and treatment media, such as air and/or water to the handpiece. Coupling of a handpiece to an operating base of the system, including coupling of media lines and electrical connections may be made with a simple press and twist action using quick connection structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Kaltenbach & Voigt GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Johannes Sauter, Richard Bürk
  • Publication number: 20110207353
    Abstract: A system for driving an electric handpiece in response to a pneumatic control signal may provide for fast interchange of handpieces, self-calibration and wide dynamic range of operation with precise speed control. The system may be incorporated into virtually any dental treatment center using traditional pneumatic drive handpieces, and a conversion kit may facilitate such conversion. The system may provide not only for controlling the speed and torque of a tool coupled to an electric drive handpiece responsive to a pneumatic control signal, it may also provide for coupling cooling air and treatment media, such as air and/or water to the handpiece. Coupling of a handpiece to an operating base of the system, including coupling of media lines and electrical connections may be made with a simple press and twist action using quick connection structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: Kaltenbach & Voigt GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Sauter, Richard Bürk
  • Publication number: 20100117575
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method and a device for determining the motor moment constant kM of an electric motor by measuring motor parameters on the running motor. For reduction of the previously considerable measuring effort it is proposed that firstly the generator voltage UEMK produced by the motor is measured, and in that the motor moment constant kM is calculated by division of the generator voltage UEMK and the speed of rotation fMot of the motor, taking into consideration at least one further constant. The method and the device are suitable for DC motors and for 3-phase synchronous motors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: Kaltenbach & Voigt GmbH
    Inventors: Richard Bürk, Thomas Bischof
  • Publication number: 20090226856
    Abstract: A system for driving an electric handpiece in response to a pneumatic control signal may provide for fast interchange of handpieces, self-calibration and wide dynamic range of operation with precise speed control. The system may be incorporated into virtually any dental treatment center using traditional pneumatic drive handpieces, and a conversion kit may facilitate such conversion. The system may provide not only for controlling the speed and torque of a tool coupled to an electric drive handpiece responsive to a pneumatic control signal, it may also provide for coupling cooling air and treatment media, such as air and/or water to the handpiece. Coupling of a handpiece to an operating base of the system, including coupling of media lines and electrical connections may be made with a simple press and twist action using quick connection structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: KALTENBACH & VOIGT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Johannes Sauter, Richard Burk
  • Patent number: 7419153
    Abstract: A method for producing bound books, magazines or brochures by gathering printed sheets into non-bound book blocks along a conveying section that is supplied by at least one sheet feeder includes separating the lowest printed sheet from a stack of printed sheets by lifting one edge region of the lowest printed sheet from the bottom of the printed sheet stack, withdrawing the separated lowest printed sheet with the aid of a conveying element from the remaining sheet stack by gripping the separated edge region with the conveying element, and subsequently withdrawing the separated lowest printed sheet in a direction parallel to the longitudinal extension of the edge region of the remaining sheet stack. The apparatus includes a separating device that lifts up the printed sheet at the stack front and a conveying element that pulls the printed sheet from the stack where both are arranged jointly on a removal unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Muller Martini Holding AG
    Inventors: Richard Bürk, Urs Mösli
  • Patent number: 7092807
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for the determination of the inclination of the roadway in a vehicle, with an arrangement (4), for at least the indirect determination of parameters, which at least indirectly characterize the inclination of the roadway. Said arrangement (4), for the at least indirect determination of parameters which at least indirectly characterize the inclination of the roadway, forms a construction unit (5) with a device (1) which may be operated by the driver for setting a driver command which alters or sets the driving state of a gearbox unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Richard Bürk, Bernd Dietzel
  • Publication number: 20050073083
    Abstract: A method for producing bound books, magazines or brochures by gathering printed sheets into non-bound book blocks along a conveying section that is supplied by at least one sheet feeder includes separating the lowest printed sheet from a stack of printed sheets by lifting one edge region of the lowest printed sheet from the bottom of the printed sheet stack, withdrawing the separated lowest printed sheet with the aid of a conveying element from the remaining sheet stack by gripping the separated edge region with the conveying element, and subsequently withdrawing the separated lowest printed sheet in a direction parallel to the longitudinal extension of the edge region of the remaining sheet stack. The apparatus includes a separating device that lifts up the printed sheet at the stack front and a conveying element that pulls the printed sheet from the stack where both are arranged jointly on a removal unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Publication date: April 7, 2005
    Applicant: MULLER MARTINI HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Richard Burk, Urs Mosli
  • Publication number: 20040078128
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for electronically controlling a drive assembly, particularly a gear box (2), which is used in a vehicle, comprising a control unit (3) associated with the drive assembly and arranged at a spatial distance from the drive assembly, and an identification module (4) which is electronically connected to the control unit and comprises a characteristic memory unit (5) associated with the drive assembly for storing at least the production-related characteristics of controllable devices and components of the drive assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Inventors: Bernd Dietzel, Richard Burk, Joachim Ehleiter
  • Publication number: 20030169550
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electronic circuit arrangement comprising a circuit breaker. The circuit breaker comprises an on-off switch; a first interface; a voltage divider; a connection for an external voltage supply; a ground connection. The interface is connected in a flexible manner in the form of an input and output for detecting a state. The circuit breaker comprises a second interface which is used to connect an evaluation and/or diagnostic unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2003
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Inventor: Richard Burk