Patents by Inventor Richard E. Roberts

Richard E. Roberts 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: 10391543
    Abstract: A single piece pulsed flow wing assembly method providing for horizontal wing manufacture is accomplished using synchronized automated vehicles guided in a predetermined manner to move and, locate wing structure in a plurality of assembly positions. Multi-axis assembly positioning systems (MAPS) are used at each assembly position to support and index components in the wing structure and determinant assembly techniques are used for indexing of the components. Modular automated manufacturing processes employing magnetic assembly clamping, drilling, fastener insertion, and sealant application are employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Philip W. Boyd, John W. Hall, Clayton L. Munk, James C. Roberts, Michael J. Fant, Richard D. Fiedler, Barry A. Lewis, Samuel R. Dobbs, Gary E. Mansell
  • Publication number: 20190198085
    Abstract: A memory controller receives data and phase-providing signals from a memory device. The phase-providing signal is not a clock signal, but is used by the memory controller to phase align a local data-sampling signal with the incoming data. The memory controller samples the data signal with the data-sampling signal. The memory controller can perform maintenance operations to update the phase relationship between the phase-providing and data-sampling signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Scott C. Best, Richard E. Warmke, David B. Roberts, Frank Lambrecht
  • Publication number: 20140236338
    Abstract: A RFID printer for printing and determining the quality of RFID record members having transponders is provided. The RFID printer may be used to print RFID record members utilizing a continuous moving web. In particular, a RFID printer includes an integrated RFID data collector such that identifying RFID transponder information may be recorded and associated with a barcode for inventory tracking purposes. An association file created by the RFID printer may be transferred to a manufacturer or retailer brand owner. The association file may be deleted from the RFID printer upon acknowledgment of receipt of the transmitted association file to the manufacturer or retail brand owner. The RFID printer provides methods for determining quality of RFID printed record members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond A. BLANCHARD, JR., Michael R. BROWN, Regina A. DAVIS, Timothy J. ENTINGH, Clive G. JONES, Richard E. ROBERTS
  • Patent number: 8807439
    Abstract: A RFID printer for printing and determining the quality of RFID record members having transponders is provided. The RFID printer may be used to print RFID record members utilizing a continuous moving web. In particular, a RFID printer includes an integrated RFID data collector such that identifying RFID transponder information may be recorded and associated with a barcode for inventory tracking purposes. An association file created by the RFID printer may be transferred to a manufacturer or retailer brand owner. The association file may be deleted from the RFID printer upon acknowledgment of receipt of the transmitted association file to the manufacturer or retail brand owner. The RFID printer provides methods for determining quality of RFID printed record members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond A. Blanchard, Jr., Michael R. Brown, Regina A. Davis, Timothy J. Entingh, Clive G. Jones, Richard E. Roberts
  • Patent number: 8453695
    Abstract: There is disclosed an applicator and method for applying transfers such as heat transfers, decals or labels to transfer-receptive materials. The applicator has a lightweight, T-shaped, sheet metal support or frame having an applicator station. A motorized supply roll unwind and a motorized take-up roll rewind are mounted on the support to hold supply and take-up rolls, to tension the transfer-containing web and to advance the web onto the take-up roll after the transfer has been applied at the applicator station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Retail Information Services, LLC
    Inventors: Donald J. Ward, Raymond A. Blanchard, Jr., Richard E. Roberts, Monti D. Emery, Wonnie Brown
  • Patent number: 8152153
    Abstract: There is disclosed an improved stacker, method of stacking sheets such as tags, and a stack of sheets. The stacker and the stacking method produces a stack of sheets, wherein same-size sheets are stacked so that the endmost sheet or sheets in one batch are offset or staggered to provide batch separators in a stack of sheets. The stacker includes an improved sheet feed mechanism that enables sheets having different characteristics to be fed without disassembling any portion of the mechanism or the stacker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond A. Blanchard, Jr., Donald A. Campbell, Richard E. Roberts, Donald J. Ward
  • Publication number: 20110172805
    Abstract: A RFID printer for printing and determining the quality of RFID record members having transponders is provided. The RFID printer may be used to print RFID record members utilizing a continuous moving web. In particular, a RFID printer includes an integrated RFID data collector such that identifying RFID transponder information may be recorded and associated with a barcode for inventory tracking purposes. An association file created by the RFID printer may be transferred to a manufacturer or retailer brand owner. The association file may be deleted from the RFID printer upon acknowledgment of receipt of the transmitted association file to the manufacturer or retail brand owner. The RFID printer provides methods for determining quality of RFID printed record members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Raymond A. BLANCHARD, JR., Michael R. BROWN, Regina A. DAVIS, Timothy J. ENTINGH, Clive G. JONES, Richard E. ROBERTS
  • Patent number: 7931205
    Abstract: A RFID printer for printing and determining the quality of RFID record members having transponders is provided. The RFID printer may be used to print RFID record members utilizing a continuous moving web. In particular, a RFID printer includes an integrated RFID data collector such that identifying RFID transponder information may be recorded and associated with a barcode for inventory tracking purposes. An association file created by the RFID printer may be transferred to a manufacturer or retailer brand owner. The association file may be deleted from the RFID printer upon acknowledgment of receipt of the transmitted association file to the manufacturer or retail brand owner. The RFID printer provides methods for determining quality of RFID printed record members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond A. Blanchard, Jr., Michael R. Brown, Regina A. Davis, Timothy J. Entingh, Clive G. Jones, Richard E. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20090194588
    Abstract: A RFID printer for printing and determining the quality of RFID record members having transponders is provided. The RFID printer may be used to print RFID record members utilizing a continuous moving web. In particular, a RFID printer includes an integrated RFID data collector such that identifying RFID transponder information may be recorded and associated with a barcode for inventory tracking purposes. An association file created by the RFID printer may be transferred to a manufacturer or retailer brand owner. The association file may be deleted from the RFID printer upon acknowledgment of receipt of the transmitted association file to the manufacturer or retail brand owner. The RFID printer provides methods for determining quality of RFID printed record members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: Avery Dennison
    Inventors: Raymond A. Blanchard, JR., Michael R. Brown, Regina A. Davis, Timothy J. Entingh, Clive G. Jones, Richard E. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20080185093
    Abstract: There is disclosed an applicator and method for applying transfers such as heat transfers, decals or labels to transfer-receptive materials. The applicator has a lightweight, T-shaped, sheet metal support or frame having an applicator station. A motorized supply roll unwind and a motorized take-up roll rewind are mounted on the support to hold supply and take-up rolls, to tension the transfer-containing web and to advance the web onto the take-up roll after the transfer has been applied at the applicator station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventors: Donald J. Ward, Raymond A. Blanchard, Richard E. Roberts, Monti D. Emery, Wonnie Brown
  • Patent number: 7213807
    Abstract: There is disclosed an improved stacker, method of stacking sheets such as tags, and a stack of sheets. The stacker and the stacking method produces a stack of sheets, wherein same-size sheets are stacked so that the endmost sheet or sheets in one batch are offset or staggered to provide batch separators in a stack of sheets. The stacker includes an improved sheet feed mechanism that enables sheets having different characteristics to be fed without disassembling any portion of the mechanism or the stacker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Paxar Americase, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond A. Blanchard, Jr., Donald A. Campbell, Richard E. Roberts, Donald J. Ward
  • Patent number: 4923314
    Abstract: A thesaurus feature for finding synonyms of words is provided for use with electronic typewriters having electronic spelling dictionaries for storing words in a data base contained in an electronic memory. Each word in the electronic dictionary which appears in the thesaurus is identified by a special code immediately following the word, so that the dictionary can be scanned quickly to determine if a given input word is in the thesaurus. If the word is in the thesaurus, the search for synonyms can proceed quickly. The input operations required of the typist are patterned after previously known operations to eliminate extensive learning or relearning on the part of the typist. Cascaded scanning of the display and listing operations are utilized to conserve time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1990
    Assignee: Smith Corona Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond A. Blanchard, Jr., Richard E. Roberts
  • Patent number: 4887920
    Abstract: An electronic typewriter having a punctuation checking feature checks each punctuation feature as it is stored in a memory section, against a set of predetermined rules which define punctuation errors in terms of the context of the punctuation mark. If the punctuation mark does not agree with the defined rules, a suitable alarm, such as a visual and/or audible signal is given to the typist. A plurality of algorithms form the basis for sub-routines which a microprocessor can execute to determine if any of the rules are violated. The punctuation of a complete file can be checked by calling out each character in the file, from beginning to end and applying the checking procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1989
    Assignee: Smith Corona Corporation
    Inventors: Doris J. McRae, Richard E. Roberts
  • Patent number: 4888730
    Abstract: A memory typewriter having an editable text stored in the memory together with a full-page correction buffer and individual counters associated with each differentiable word in the text. The combination permits determination and display of the most frequently used words in an edited text in order of descending frequency. Preferably, the combination includes a thesaurus list so that the typist can be altered if a frequently-used word in the display is also present in the thesaurus list. If so, the typist can then call for display of related synonyms by pressing or appropriate key controls and decide which of the synonyms, if any, to enter as replacement for the overused word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1989
    Assignee: Smith Corona Corporation
    Inventors: Doris J. McRae, Richard E. Roberts
  • Patent number: 4847766
    Abstract: A word-processing system or memory typewriter having a list of commonly-confused words together with a definition for each word in the list and associated alternative words and their definitions, all stored in the memory. An audiovisual warning signal is generated upon each entry of a commonly-confused word so that the typist can press key controls to display definitions of the entered word and its alternatives. The list is of general applicability but, where specific ones of the commonly-confused words cause no concern to a particular typist, the controls may be individually modified by that typist to suppress issuance of the warning signal when these specific words are entered thereafter. Preferably, a Dictionary List of properly-spelled words is present in the system and utilized in controlling access to the list of commonly-confused words.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Assignee: Smith Corona Corporation
    Inventors: Doris J. McRae, Richard E. Roberts
  • Patent number: 4106726
    Abstract: A novel prestored area correlation tracker comprising multiple concentric field of view apparatus in combination with apparatus for memorizing multiple digital representations of a target scene and logic apparatus to utilize such representations for the purpose of recognizing said target scene and accurately maintaining a desired aim point in the scene. A primary embodiment utilizes a small field of view apparatus in conjunction with self made direct view memories for tracking the target scene during range closure, and a large field of view apparatus in conjunction with the previously stored memories for initial pointing and intermediate corrections of the afore-mentioned tracking, with said small field of view tracking minimizing the number of prestored memories required for intermediate corrections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1969
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1978
    Assignee: Martin Marietta Corporation
    Inventors: David L. Emmons, Richard E. Roberts, Edward Pasko, George Lamar Harmon