Patents by Inventor Robert A. Hill

Robert A. Hill 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: 20210317148
    Abstract: Systems and methods for mechanosynthesis are disclosed, including those that avoid the need for a bootstrap process, avoid the need to build tips via mechanosynthesis, avoid the need for charging tips with feedstock during a build sequence, avoid the need to dispose of reaction byproducts, which reduce the design complexity of new tips, and/or which reduce or avoid the need for multiple positional means and/or tip switching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Ralph C. Merkle, Robert A. Freitas, JR., Jeremy Barton, Aru Hill, Michael Drew, Damian Allis, Tait Takatani
  • Patent number: 11142135
    Abstract: A mount for mounting an accessory, the mount comprising: an attachment member to attach the mount to a support structure; and a mount coupling member configured to have a profile complementary to a corresponding accessory coupling member of an accessory to be coupled to the mount. The mount coupling member comprises a first material operative to couple to a second material of an accessory coupling member through an attractive force between the first material and second material; and wherein the attractive force is of a magnitude to permit slideable movement of the mount coupling member relative to an accessory coupling member while maintaining mechanical contact between the mount and an accessory. The first material comprises a complementary configuration with a second material of an accessory coupling member to permit a greater magnitude of the slideable movement in a first direction compared to a second direction transverse to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventors: Robert George Grant, Graham Keith Lambert, Ceri Hill
  • Patent number: 11132746
    Abstract: A directed order process and related market center system are disclosed, wherein a market center system grants permission to order sending firms to send directed order flow to participating designated market makers. Such designated market makers create a virtual guarantee order book for each permissioned order sending firm. If an order sending firm sends a directed order to the market center that is marketable against a virtual guarantee order, then the market center system automatically pairs the orders in a two-sided directed cross order instruction, which executes against any superior interest in an electronic marketplace before crossing, all while maintaining anonymity amongst the parties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: NYSE Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Cormack, Jennifer L. Drake, Thomas F. Haller, Robert A. Hill
  • Publication number: 20210224905
    Abstract: An unpriced order auction and related market center and process are disclosed which allow posting market centers (e.g., exchanges) to schedule an auction that includes unpriced (Market) orders only. Such unpriced order auction executes at the midpoint of the NBBO, ensuring that the cross reflects the best prices in the entire marketplace, while discouraging the manipulation of the auction price on the posting market center. The disclosed auction also executes concurrently, but separately from the regular continuous matching process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Paul D. Adcock, Michael A. Cormack, Thomas F. Haller, Robert A. Hill
  • Publication number: 20210217085
    Abstract: An enhanced system and method for handling, matching and executing a diverse group of limit-priced orders in an electronic options environment is disclosed. Most of the order types disclosed are automatically repriced and reposted as the NBBO changes to increase their execution opportunities. Market maker entitlements are integrated with the order processing, so that the market maker is guaranteed an allocation of the trade if the market maker is at the NBBO when an order priced at or better than the NBBO is received. Once posted to the order book, the displayed price of an order may be eligible for preferential execution in a market maker entitlement process, regardless of whether the displayed price is original or has been automatically repriced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Paul D. Adcock, Michael A. Cormack, Amy Farnstrom, Robert A. Hill
  • Patent number: 11030622
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying potentially illicit purchases, especially in card-not-present transactions. In one implementation, a merchant transaction system comprises a processor and memory. The system receives a transaction request from a customer for a card-not-present sale transaction. The system transmits over an electronic network a transaction risk request message to a transaction risk evaluator, and receives over the electronic network a reply message from the transaction risk evaluator, indicating a level of risk associated with the sale transaction. The system can decide whether to proceed with the card-not-present sale transaction based at least in part on the content of the reply message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Early Warning Services, LLC
    Inventors: David DeLawter, Janis Simm, Chris Parker, Robert Hill
  • Patent number: 11026404
    Abstract: A pet identification tag in which the tag body is adapted to include an integrated attachment ring that can be releasable coupled to a pet collar in a secure and convenient fashion without the need for a separate intermediate coupling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Robert Hill
  • Patent number: 11023976
    Abstract: An enhanced system and method for handling, matching and executing a diverse group of limit-priced orders in an electronic options environment is disclosed. Most of the order types disclosed are automatically repriced and reposted as the NBBO changes to increase their execution opportunities. Market maker entitlements are integrated with the order processing, so that the market maker is guaranteed an allocation of the trade if the market maker is at the NBBO when an order priced at or better than the NBBO is received. Once posted to the order book, the displayed price of an order may be eligible for preferential execution in a market maker entitlement process, regardless of whether the displayed price is original or has been automatically repriced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: NYSE Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Adcock, Michael A. Cormack, Amy Farnstrom, Robert A. Hill
  • Patent number: 10997659
    Abstract: An unpriced order auction and related market center and process are disclosed which allow posting market centers (e.g., exchanges) to schedule an auction that includes unpriced (Market) orders only. Such unpriced order auction executes at the midpoint of the NBBO, ensuring that the cross reflects the best prices in the entire marketplace, while discouraging the manipulation of the auction price on the posting market center. The disclosed auction also executes concurrently, but separately from the regular continuous matching process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Archipelogo Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Adcock, Michael A. Cormack, Thomas F. Haller, Robert A. Hill
  • Publication number: 20210027370
    Abstract: An enhanced system and method for handling, matching and executing a diverse group of limit-priced orders in an electronic options environment is disclosed. Most of the order types disclosed are automatically repriced and reposted as the NBBO changes to increase their execution opportunities. Market maker entitlements are integrated with the order processing, so that the market maker is guaranteed an allocation of the trade if the market maker is at the NBBO when an order priced at or better than the NBBO is received. Once posted to the order book, the displayed price of an order may be eligible for preferential execution in a market maker entitlement process, regardless of whether the displayed price is original or has been automatically repriced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Paul D. Adcock, Michael A. Cormack, Amy Farnstrom, Robert A. Hill
  • Patent number: 10885582
    Abstract: An unpriced order auction and related market center and process are disclosed which allow posting market centers (e.g., exchanges) to schedule an auction that includes unpriced (Market) orders only. Such unpriced order auction executes at the midpoint of the NBBO, ensuring that the cross reflects the best prices in the entire marketplace, while discouraging the manipulation of the auction price on the posting market center. The disclosed auction also executes concurrently, but separately from the regular continuous matching process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: NYSE Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Adcock, Michael A. Cormack, Thomas F. Haller, Robert A. Hill
  • Patent number: 10872378
    Abstract: An enhanced system and method for handling, matching and executing a diverse group of limit-priced orders in an electronic options environment is disclosed. Most of the order types disclosed are automatically repriced and reposted as the NBBO changes to increase their execution opportunities. Market maker entitlements are integrated with the order processing, so that the market maker is guaranteed an allocation of the trade if the market maker is at the NBBO when an order priced at or better than the NBBO is received. Once posted to the order book, the displayed price of an order may be eligible for preferential execution in a market maker entitlement process, regardless of whether the displayed price is original or has been automatically repriced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: NYSE Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Adcock, Michael A. Cormack, Amy Farnstrom, Robert A. Hill
  • Publication number: 20200339095
    Abstract: A control system for a vehicle having vehicle wheels comprises: brakes, wherein each of the brakes applies individual braking to a respective one of the vehicle wheels; memory storing brake characteristic parameters for controlling each of the brakes; and a processor configured to: calculate anticipated yaw, steering torque, and deceleration of the vehicle, associated with operation of the brakes; compare between the anticipated yaw and actual yaw of the vehicle, between the anticipated steering torque and actual steering torque of the vehicle, and between the anticipated deceleration and actual deceleration of the vehicle; and calibrate the brakes by adjusting the stored brake characteristic parameters of each of the brakes in response to a yaw difference between the anticipated yaw and the actual yaw, a steering torque difference between the anticipated steering torque and the actual steering torque, and a deceleration difference between the anticipated deceleration and the actual deceleration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Edward Carl FULLMAN, Bryan FREED, Robert HILL
  • Patent number: 10768816
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for changing data within a solid state drive without using a host interface, comprising issuing a write buffer command with a code to the solid state drive, receiving the code at the solid state drive, storing the code at the solid state drive, transmitting a command to run the code at the solid state drive, running the code with a processor in a virtual machine arranged within the solid state drive, wherein the running of the code alters data within the solid state drive and altering at least one memory arrangement in the solid state drive such that the memory arrangement records the altered data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Mackenzie Roeser, Robert Hill
  • Patent number: 10756432
    Abstract: An RF antenna includes a first substrate having a first top surface and a first bottom surface and a second substrate having a second top surface and a second bottom surface, wherein the first substrate is disposed on top of the second substrate, the second bottom surface including a ground plane disposed thereon. The RF antenna further includes a low-band (LB) radiation element disposed on the first top surface of the first substrate. The LB radiation element is to resonate within a first frequency band to transmit and receive RF signals associated with the first frequency band. The RF antenna further includes multiple high-band (HB) radiation elements disposed between the first bottom surface of the first substrate and the second top surface of the second substrate. Each HB radiation element is to resonate within a second frequency band to transmit and receive RF signals associated with the second frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignees: SPEEDLINK TECHNOLOGY INC., HUIZHOU SPEED WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Robert Hill, Zhanyi Qian, Che-Chun Kuo, Bin Yu
  • Publication number: 20200249724
    Abstract: This is directed to connecting two or more elements using an intermediate element constructed from a material that changes between states. An electronic device can include one or more components constructed by connecting several elements. To provide a connection having a reduced or small size or cross-section and construct a component having high tolerances, a material can be provided in a first state in which it flows between the elements before changing to a second state in which it adheres to the elements and provides a structurally sound connection. For example, a plastic can be molded between the elements. As another example, a composite material can be brazed between the elements. In some cases, internal surfaces of the elements can include one or more features for enhancing a bond between the elements and the material providing the interface between the elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Scott A. Myers, Mattia Pascolini, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Trent Weber, Robert Schlub, Josh Nickel, Robert Hill, Nanbo Jin, Tang Yew Tan
  • Publication number: 20200211113
    Abstract: An unpriced order auction and related market center and process are disclosed which allow posting market centers (e.g., exchanges) to schedule an auction that includes unpriced (Market) orders only. Such unpriced order auction executes at the midpoint of the NBBO, ensuring that the cross reflects the best prices in the entire marketplace, while discouraging the manipulation of the auction price on the posting market center. The disclosed auction also executes concurrently, but separately from the regular continuous matching process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Paul D. Adcock, Michael A. Cormack, Thomas F. Haller, Robert A. Hill
  • Publication number: 20200211114
    Abstract: An enhanced system and method for handling, matching and executing a diverse group of limit-priced orders in an electronic options environment is disclosed. Most of the order types disclosed are automatically repriced and reposted as the NBBO changes to increase their execution opportunities. Market maker entitlements are integrated with the order processing, so that the market maker is guaranteed an allocation of the trade if the market maker is at the NBBO when an order priced at or better than the NBBO is received. Once posted to the order book, the displayed price of an order may be eligible for preferential execution in a market maker entitlement process, regardless of whether the displayed price is original or has been automatically repriced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Paul D. Adcock, Michael A. Cormack, Amy Farnstrom, Robert A. Hill
  • Patent number: 10664019
    Abstract: This is directed to connecting two or more elements using an intermediate element constructed from a material that changes between states. An electronic device can include one or more components constructed by connecting several elements. To provide a connection having a reduced or small size or cross-section and construct a component having high tolerances, a material can be provided in a first state in which it flows between the elements before changing to a second state in which it adheres to the elements and provides a structurally sound connection. For example, a plastic can be molded between the elements. As another example, a composite material can be brazed between the elements. In some cases, internal surfaces of the elements can include one or more features for enhancing a bond between the elements and the material providing the interface between the elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Scott A. Myers, Mattia Pascolini, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Trent Weber, Robert Schlub, Josh Nickel, Robert Hill, Nanbo Jin, Tang Yew Tan
  • Patent number: D933321
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Oneida Air Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Fitzsimmons, Jeffrey Hill, Joseph Baldwin, Kyle W. Groening, Robert M. Witter