Patents by Inventor Robert A. Bennett

Robert A. Bennett 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: 20240073567
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, systems, devices, components, and methods for providing first data to a first waveguide device via a first medium of a first assembly, wherein the first waveguide device incorporates the first data as part of a first electromagnetic wave that is guided by, and propagates along, a first transmission medium coupled to the first waveguide device without requiring an electrical return path, and providing the first data, second data, or a combination thereof, to a second waveguide device via a first medium of a second assembly, wherein the second waveguide device incorporates the first data, the second data, or the combination thereof as part of a second electromagnetic wave that is guided by, and propagates along, a second transmission medium coupled to the second waveguide device without requiring the electrical return path. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Donald J. Barnickel, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Thomas M. Willis, III, Peter Wolniansky
  • Publication number: 20240035275
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for constructing low- and mid-rise buildings combining structurally inter-dependent components of conventional Panelized construction and conventional Structural frame construction systems to achieve greater efficiencies of overall building energy use and structural performance than conventional applications of either system alone allows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventor: ROBERT BENNETT GILLIG
  • Patent number: 11860592
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining state information from one or more sensors of a digital twin. The method includes determining an action at the first routing control location based on the state information, where the action includes one of a pallet merging operation and a pallet splitting operation, and determining a consequence state based on the action. The method includes calculating a transient production value based on the consequence state and a transient objective function, calculating a steady state production value based on the consequence state and a steady state objective function, and selectively adjusting one or more reinforcement parameters of the reinforcement learning system based on the transient production value and the steady state production value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Harshal Maske, Devesh Upadhyay, Jim Birley, Dimitar Petrov Filev, Justin Miller, Robert Bennett
  • Publication number: 20230421200
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include systems, apparatuses, methods, and computer-readable media for facilitating operations. The operations may include transmitting a first electromagnetic wave, where the first electromagnetic wave is guided by and propagates along a first transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path, and transmitting a second electromagnetic wave, where the second electromagnetic wave is guided by and propagates along a second transmission medium without requiring the electrical return path, the second transmission medium being different from the first transmission medium. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2022
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Donald J. Barnickel, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Thomas M. Willis, III, Peter Wolniansky
  • Publication number: 20230368636
    Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure may include monitoring, via a circuit, a level of a current, detecting, based on the monitoring, that the level of the current exceeds a threshold, where the threshold is indicative of an occurrence of at least one event, engaging, based on the detecting, a health check in respect of: a first component of a first waveguide device, a second component of a second waveguide device, a portion of a transmission medium between the first waveguide device and the second waveguide device, or any combination thereof, where the transmission medium is utilized to convey a first electromagnetic wave that is guided by and propagates along the transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path, and transmitting, based on the engaging, a report, a signal, or a combination thereof, that is indicative of a health status resulting from the health check. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Donald J. Barnickel, Robert Bennett, Thomas M. Willis, III, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Peter Wolniansky
  • Publication number: 20230196217
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining sensor data from a plurality of sensors disposed at a plurality of routing control locations of an environment, where the sensor data is indicative of a number of a plurality of pallets at the plurality of routing control locations. The method includes calculating a plurality of difference values based on the sensor data, calculating a transient production value based on the sensor data and a transient objective function, and calculating a steady state production value based on the sensor data and a steady state objective function. The method includes generating a state vector based on the plurality of difference values, the transient production value, and the steady state production value, and defining a set of routes for a set of pallets from among the plurality of pallets based on the state vector and a digital twin of the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Harshal Maske, Devesh Upadhyay, Jim Birley, Dimitar Petrov Filev, Justin Miller, Robert Bennett
  • Publication number: 20230195093
    Abstract: A method includes defining a sensor layout of a digital twin based on one or more sensor parameters and one or more routing control locations of the digital twin. The method includes simulating a manufacturing routine of a plurality of pallets and a plurality of workstations based on one or more pallet parameters associated with the plurality of pallets and one or more workstation parameters associated with the plurality of workstations and calculating, for each routing control location from among the one or more routing control locations, a transient production value and a steady state production value based on the manufacturing routine. The method includes iteratively adjusting the sensor layout of the digital twin until each transient production value is less than or equal to a threshold transient production value and each steady state production value is less than or equal to a threshold steady state production value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Harshal Maske, Devesh Upadhyay, Jim Birley, Dimitar Petrov Filev, Justin Miller, Robert Bennett
  • Publication number: 20230195057
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining state information from one or more sensors of a digital twin. The method includes determining an action at the first routing control location based on the state information, where the action includes one of a pallet merging operation and a pallet splitting operation, and determining a consequence state based on the action. The method includes calculating a transient production value based on the consequence state and a transient objective function, calculating a steady state production value based on the consequence state and a steady state objective function, and selectively adjusting one or more reinforcement parameters of the reinforcement learning system based on the transient production value and the steady state production value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Harshal Maske, Devesh Upadhyay, Jim Birley, Dimitar Petrov Filev, Justin Miller, Robert Bennett
  • Patent number: 11671926
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, systems, apparatuses, and methods for determining that a load associated with a transmission medium exceeds a first threshold, wherein the transmission medium guides a first electromagnetic wave that propagates along the transmission medium from a first waveguide device to a second waveguide device without requiring an electrical return path, and based on the determining that the load exceeds the first threshold, enabling an injector to supply power to the transmission medium utilizing a very low frequency (VLF) generator. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Giovanni Vannucci
  • Patent number: 11664883
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a device having an envelope detector, an oscillator, a switch driver, a processing system including a processor; and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, the operations of comparing a first signal received from the envelope detector and a second signal received from the oscillator within a high probability interval, thereby generating a valid detection; and activating the switch driver responsive to the valid detection. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Giovanni Vannucci, Farhad Barzegar
  • Patent number: 11658422
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include a generator that facilitates generation of an electromagnetic wave, a core, and a waveguide that facilitates guiding the electromagnetic wave towards the core to induce a second electromagnetic wave that propagates along the core. The core and/or the waveguide can be configured to reduce radiation loss of the second electromagnetic wave, propagation loss of the second electromagnetic wave, or a combination thereof. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Thomas M. Willis, III, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel
  • Publication number: 20230149850
    Abstract: The invention provides a process for regenerating a liquid absorbent, comprising: contacting the liquid absorbent with a hydrophobic medium, wherein the liquid absorbent comprises at least one amine of Formula (I) and degradation product thereof comprising at least one imine of Formula (II), wherein each Ar is independently an aromatic group and each R is independently selected from hydrogen, an organyl group and NH2; and selectively extracting the degradation product into or through the hydrophobic medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2022
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Applicant: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Graeme PUXTY, Michael WEBSTER-GARDINER, William CONWAY, Qi YANG, Robert BENNETT, Paul FERON
  • Patent number: 11652297
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system having a plurality of transmitters for launching, according to a signal, instances of first electromagnetic waves having different phases to induce propagation of a second electromagnetic wave at an interface of a transmission medium, the second electromagnetic wave having a non-fundamental wave mode and a non-optical operating frequency, wherein the plurality of transmitters has a corresponding plurality of antennas. A reflective plate is spaced a distance behind the plurality of antennas relative to a direction of the propagation of the second electromagnetic wave. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 11643191
    Abstract: An aircraft landing gear assembly having a reinstating geometry in which a lock link can be moved to assume a first locking condition to inhibit movement of a stay when a main strut is in a deployed condition and a second locking condition to inhibit movement of the main strut when in a stowed condition. An unlock actuator is coupled between a first element of the stay and the lock link such that the actuator can break the lock link from the first locking condition and force it to assume the second locking condition by operational force in a single direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Inventor: Ian Robert Bennett
  • Patent number: 11607642
    Abstract: The invention provides a process for regenerating a liquid absorbent, including: contacting the liquid absorbent with a hydrophobic medium, wherein the liquid absorbent includes at least one amine of Formula (I) and degradation product thereof including at least one imine of Formula (II), wherein each Ar is independently an aromatic group and each R is independently selected from hydrogen, an organyl group and NH2; and selectively extracting the degradation product into or through the hydrophobic medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Graeme Puxty, Michael Webster-Gardiner, William Conway, Qi Yang, Robert Bennett, Paul Feron
  • Patent number: 11581917
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a system that facilitates receiving a first electromagnetic wave propagating along a transmission medium, detecting, according to the first electromagnetic wave, an obstruction on a first portion of an outer surface of the transmission medium, responsive to the detecting the obstruction, configuring a material to have similar properties to the obstruction, the material being positioned along a second portion of the outer surface of the transmission medium, and generating a second electromagnetic wave that propagates along the transmission medium without relying on an electrical return path to facilitate propagation of the second electromagnetic wave along the transmission medium, the material facilitating propagation of the second electromagnetic wave from the second portion of the outer surface of the transmission medium to the first portion of the transmission medium affected by the obstruction. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Giovanni Vannucci, Peter Wolniansky, Thomas M. Willis, III, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel
  • Patent number: 11567091
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus that enable drying and curing a plurality of specimens carried by a plurality of microscope slides. Slide carriers are positioned at a first position while the slide carrier holds the microscope slides. Each of the specimens can be carried by one of the microscope slides. The slide carrier can be robotically moved to move the slide carrier into a circulation loop defined by a heater apparatus. The specimens and/or microscope slides can be convectively heated while the slide carrier is located in the circulation loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Michael Barnett, Delroy Eccleston Clarke, Joseph Leporini, Benjamin David Randall, William Eric Raves, Robert Bennett Singer, Duwayne Dennis Snyder, Michael James Thompson, Matthew Annin Thurman
  • Patent number: 11569868
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, generating, by a power supply of an insulator, first output power that is at least partially consumed by an electronic device of the insulator, and generating, by the power supply, second output power that is consumed by a first waveguide device, wherein the first waveguide device is configured to obtain a first electromagnetic wave from a transmission medium, and wherein the first electromagnetic wave is guided by and propagates along the transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path, wherein the insulator insulates medium-voltage infrastructure from low-voltage infrastructure. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Giovanni Vannucci, Farhad Barzegar
  • Patent number: 11546258
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a first waveguide system that receives first electromagnetic waves that propagate along a transmission medium where the transmission medium comprises an external surface where the first electromagnetic waves propagate along the transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path, and where the first electromagnetic waves convey data. The first waveguide system can generate, according to the first electromagnetic waves, first signals, where the first signals convey the data. The first waveguide system can provide the first signals to a switching device that facilitates generating and providing, according to the first signals and routing information conveyed by the first signals, second signals to a second waveguide system selected from among a group of waveguide systems communicatively coupled to the switching device, where the second signals convey at least a first portion of the data. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Farhad Barzegar, Giovanni Vannucci, Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, Thomas M. Willis, III, Donald J. Barnickel, Robert Bennett
  • Publication number: 20220409717
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to improved virus-like particle (VLP) compositions and vaccines for use in inducing an immune response and/or protective immunity against a Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection in a subject, e.g., by inducing a neutralizing antibody response against CHIKV in a subject within 7 days after administration of a single dose of the composition or vaccine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: Emergent Travel Health Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffery L. ALEXANDER, Sean Robert BENNETT, Jonathan Fowler SMITH