Patents by Inventor Robert A. Lewis

Robert A. Lewis 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: 20240124288
    Abstract: A portable, self-contained beverage apparatus includes a container assembly having a known storage capacity for storing a consumable liquid, and a dispensing assembly disposed within the container assembly that dispenses variable, non-zero quantities of additives into the consumable liquid. The dispensing assembly includes multiple apertures structured and arranged to retain vessels containing the additives to be dispensed into the consumable liquid. The beverage apparatus also includes a level sensor disposed within the container assembly that determines a consumable liquid level of the consumable liquid stored in the container assembly. In certain embodiments, one or more positive displacement pumping mechanisms are configured to pump additive liquid from additive containers into a beverage chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: Cirkul, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Lyons, Jonathon Perrelli, Robert Lawson-Shanks, Abraham Maclean, Connor Bacon, James Christopher Small, Jesse John Horne, Simon Lewis Bilton, Matthew James Edwards, Andrew Gordon Wallace, Maxim D. Wheatley, David J. Wheatley, Todd Metlen
  • Publication number: 20240118792
    Abstract: A method for configuring a system having a wearable optical unit is disclosed. The method includes powering on the system, and in response to the system being powered on, using one or more processors to control the system to: determine whether to cause the system to run a configuration workflow, and in response to determining to cause the system to run the configuration workflow, (a) control the system in connection with configuring an interpupillary distance (IPD) for a user of the system, (b) determine whether the IPD is configured for the user, and (c) in response to determining that the IPD is configured for the user, control the system in connection with configuring a focus of the optical unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Trae Benjamin Stephens, Benjamin Eli Nelson Chelf, Nicholas Cory Johnson, John Aaron Boiles, Nicholas Grant Lewis, Kevin Robert McKinney, Steven David Oliver, Tun Yuen Yeung, Meghan Easley, Robin Porter, Jeremiah O'Leary, Keith Alsberg, Robert Samuel Clay
  • Publication number: 20240117921
    Abstract: A device for propping up an object, in particular, a long-handled object. The device includes a V-shaped leg apparatus having a pair of legs that are spaced apart from one another but may be compressed towards one another. Leg holder attaches to the long-handled object and the two legs pass through openings formed through the leg holder. A latch is attached to the long-handled object beneath the leg holder, and a slider is selectively movable along the lengths of the two legs and when moved towards the leg holder causes the legs to spread apart and spring outwardly away from the long-handled object, and when moved towards the latch, cause the legs to be brought together and extend parallel to and adjacent the long-handled object. The slider engages with the latch to lock the device in its propping position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventor: Richard Robert Lewis
  • Patent number: 11933606
    Abstract: A vehicle wheel alignment system has a plurality of cameras, each camera for viewing a respective target disposed at a respective wheel of the vehicle and capturing image data of the target as the wheel and target are continuously rotated a number of degrees of rotation without a pause. The image data is used to calculate a minimum number of poses of the target of at least one pose for every five degrees of rotation as the wheel and target are continuously rotated the number of degrees of rotation without a pause. At least one of the cameras comprises a data processor for performing the steps of preprocessing the image data, and calculating an alignment parameter for the vehicle based on the preprocessed image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Snap-On Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven W. Rogers, David A. Jackson, Bradley Lewis, Adam C. Brown, Robert J. D'Agostino, Eric R. Sellers
  • Patent number: 11930050
    Abstract: A system of multi-modal transmission of packetized data in a voice activated data packet based computer network environment is provided. A natural language processor component can parse an input audio signal to identify a request and a trigger keyword. Based on the input audio signal, a direct action application programming interface can generate a first action data structure, and a content selector component can select a content item. An interface management component can identify first and second candidate interfaces, and respective resource utilization values. The interface management component can select, based on the resource utilization values, the first candidate interface to present the content item. The interface management component can provide the first action data structure to the client computing device for rendering as audio output, and can transmit the content item converted for a first modality to deliver the content item for rendering from the selected interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Richard Rapp, Gaurav Bhaya, Robert Stets
  • Patent number: 11921218
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed to enable an electronic system for use in connection with navigating a marine vessel to a desired position with respect to a waterline boundary. The system has one or potentially more light detection ranging (LIDAR) sensors for detecting structures across a region by vertically scanning the region using the LIDAR sensors. The system also includes a memory element configured to store characteristics of the detected structure. Additionally, the system includes a processing element that can identify a primary reference point associated with navigation of the marine vessel to the desired position based on the characteristics of the detected structure and display information about a current position of the marine vessel in relation to the desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Eric W. Heling, Robert A. Lewis, Joseph P. Durand, III
  • Publication number: 20240069035
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and systems for discovering biomarkers associated with risk of disease and methods using identified biomarkers for detecting disease prognosis and progression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Rajaram KRISHNAN, Robert TURNER, Juan Pablo HINESTROSA SALAZAR, Jean LEWIS, Iryna CLARK, David SEARSON
  • Patent number: 11906104
    Abstract: A device for propping up an object, in particular, a long-handled object. The device includes a V-shaped leg apparatus having a pair of legs that are spaced apart from one another but may be compressed towards one another. Leg holder attaches to the long-handled object and the two legs pass through openings formed through the leg holder. A latch is attached to the long-handled object beneath the leg holder, and a slider is selectively movable along the lengths of the two legs and when moved towards the leg holder causes the legs to spread apart and spring outwardly away from the long-handled object, and when moved towards the latch, cause the legs to be brought together and extend parallel to and adjacent the long-handled object. The slider engages with the latch to lock the device in its propping position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventor: Richard Robert Lewis
  • Patent number: 11892580
    Abstract: The thickness of subsurface layers if they had remained as they were prior to compaction may be estimated by restoring the volume of void space lost during compaction. Decompacted depths below seafloor, the depths the layers would be if compaction had not occurred, may be determined for the layers. A surrogate decompaction velocity may then be determined by dividing the decompacted depths by the travel times of acoustic waves that reflect off layers within the subsurface region. The decompaction velocity may be used in post-processing of acoustic data to produce a decompacted digital representation of the subsurface region. The decompacted digital representation may be used to directly interpret the thickness of layers prior to compaction, sedimentation rates over time, fault offsets, and other phenomena distorted by compaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Lewis Little
  • Publication number: 20240023001
    Abstract: A wireless telecommunication system is described that denies wireless telecommunication service to a wireless terminal in a proscribed area (e.g., prison, military installation, academic testing center, school, etc.). The system comprises an adjunct called a “service sentry.” The service sentry uses measurements of the location-dependent traits of the radio signals transmitted to, and received from, each wireless terminal in its purview to generate an estimate of the location of the wireless terminal. When the service sentry estimates that the wireless terminal has entered the proscribed area, it requests that the wireless switching center that services the proscribed area deny service to the wireless terminal. When the service sentry estimates that the wireless terminal has exited the proscribed area, it requests that the wireless switching center that services the proscribed area provide service to the wireless terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicant: Polaris Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Lewis Martin, Mahesh B Patel, Aamir Abdul Sattar
  • Publication number: 20240023000
    Abstract: A wireless telecommunication system is described that denies wireless telecommunication service to a wireless terminal in a proscribed area (e.g., prison, military installation, academic testing center, school, etc.). The system comprises an adjunct called a “service sentry.” The service sentry uses measurements of the location-dependent traits of the radio signals transmitted to, and received from, each wireless terminal in its purview to generate an estimate of the location of the wireless terminal. When the service sentry estimates that the wireless terminal has entered the proscribed area, it requests that the wireless switching center that services the proscribed area deny service to the wireless terminal. When the service sentry estimates that the wireless terminal has exited the proscribed area, it requests that the wireless switching center that services the proscribed area provide service to the wireless terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicant: Polaris Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Lewis Martin, Mahesh B Patel, Aamir Abdul Sattar
  • Publication number: 20230377272
    Abstract: Improved methods for generating a virtual representation of an interior space such as a room are provided. Techniques for capturing and normalizing sets of points for polygon mesh generation that utilize augmented reality toolkits are also described. The improved methods comprise: techniques for generating a polygon mesh that incorporates a projecting extrusion; techniques for generating a polygon mesh that incorporates curved surfaces; and techniques for generating a polygon mesh in real-time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventors: James Nicholl, Robert Lewis, Owen McConnell, Jonathan Achenbach
  • Patent number: 11816799
    Abstract: Methods, computer systems and computer programs for generating a virtual representation of an interior space such as a room are provided. Techniques for capturing and normalizing sets of points for polygon mesh generation that utilize augmented reality toolkits are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Signaturize Holdings Ltd
    Inventors: Jonathan Sinclair, Robert Lewis, James Nicholl, Ciaran Harrigan
  • Publication number: 20230356060
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for implementing a system for determining the range to a target object. In implementations, a system for determining a range estimate to a target includes a rangefinder, a camera, a display and at least one processor. A processor may acquire an image from the camera, identify a target flagstick within the image acquired from the camera and modify pixels proximate to the identified target flagstick of the image to generate a modified image contrasting the target flagstick from objects in the background. The processor may calculate a range estimate to the target flagstick using the rangefinder and present, on the display, the modified image and a representation of the range estimate of the target flagstick.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Robert A. Lewis, Dennis O. Corey
  • Patent number: 11801493
    Abstract: Methods for conditioning an ethylene epoxidation catalyst are provided. The conditioning methods comprise contacting an ethylene epoxidation catalyst comprising a carrier, having silver and a rhenium promoter deposited thereon, with a conditioning feed gas comprising oxygen for a period of time of at least 2 hours at a temperature that is above 180° C. and at most 250° C., wherein the contacting of the ethylene epoxidation catalyst with the conditioning feed gas occurs in an epoxidation reactor and in the absence of ethylene. Associated methods for the epoxidation of ethylene are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: SHELL USA, INC.
    Inventors: Marek Matusz, Robert Lewis Paddock, Randall Clayton Yeates, John Robert Lockemeyer
  • Publication number: 20230334108
    Abstract: The disclosed technology decouples online navigation systems from the underlying source and structures of online presentation hosts, e.g. web pages, phone apps, metaverse environments, and inject dynamic, personalized and relevant navigation options deployed and managed from the cloud and rendered into target online display host(s) at runtime, enabling navigation objects to be dynamic, interconnected, centrally managed and deployable across one or more online display hosts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Inventors: Robert Lewis Michaels, JR., Jordan Edward King
  • Patent number: 11785530
    Abstract: A wireless telecommunication system is described that denies wireless telecommunication service to a wireless terminal in a proscribed area (e.g., prison, military installation, academic testing center, school, etc.). The system comprises an adjunct called a “service sentry.” The service sentry uses measurements of the location-dependent traits of the radio signals transmitted to, and received from, each wireless terminal in its purview to generate an estimate of the location of the wireless terminal. When the service sentry estimates that the wireless terminal has entered the proscribed area, it requests that the wireless switching center that services the proscribed area deny service to the wireless terminal. When the service sentry estimates that the wireless terminal has exited the proscribed area, it requests that the wireless switching center that services the proscribed area restore service to the wireless terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Polaris Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Lewis Martin, Mahesh B Patel, Aamir Abdul Sattar
  • Publication number: 20230304719
    Abstract: A countertop positionable refrigeration device for countertop controlled storage of cosmetics includes a refrigerator, which is substantially cuboid. The refrigerator comprises a storage compartment having a volume of from 2.50 to 4.00 liters. The refrigerator has a height of between 20.0 and 30.0 cm, a width of between 15.0 and 25.0 cm, and a depth of between 15.0 and 25.0 cm. A plurality of shelves is selectively engageable to the refrigerator so that the shelves are positioned within the storage compartment. Items, such as cosmetics, are stowable upon the shelves and are cooled by the refrigerator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventors: Alice Lewis, Robert Lewis
  • Patent number: 11765549
    Abstract: A method for performing contact tracing. An analysis system performing the method receives geo-temporal data comprising location data points for various wireless terminals, including the wireless terminals being used by people diagnosed as having a specified disease and the wireless terminals of others, one of whom having possibly infected those diagnosed with the disease. Based on filtering the geo-temporal data, the analysis system generates relatively-condensed mobility profiles that are representative of each person's locations and movements, and analyzes the mobility profiles. Through careful selections of various parameters based on the disease that is being analyzed, the mobility profiles are used instead of the relatively large amounts of geo-temporal data, to represent users of wireless terminals and to determine their interactions in regard to disease transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Polaris Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Anjul Bahuguna, Scot Douglas Gordon, Robert Lewis Martin
  • Patent number: 11745082
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for implementing a system for determining the range to a target object and orienting a map. In implementations, GPS data is used to determine the location of the system and an approximate distance from that location to the target. Based on the approximate distance, one or more parameters of operation of the system may be set. Modes of operation may be entered to further adjust parameters of operation. An optical pulse may then be projected at the target and its reflections collected and analyzed to calculate a distance measurement. A visual display may be adjusted based on the calculated distance estimate to the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Inventors: Robert A. Lewis, Dennis O. Corey