Patents by Inventor Robert A. Meyers

Robert A. Meyers 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: 20190144429
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds, pharmaceutical compositions, methods of inhibiting ROR? activity and/or reducing the amount of IL-17 in a subject, and methods of treating various medical disorders using such compounds and pharmaceutical compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Edward Schnute, Gõran Mattias Wennerstål, James Robert Blinn, Neelu Kaila, James Richard Kiefer, JR., Scot Richard Mente, Ravi G. Kurumbail, Marvin Jay Meyers, Atli Thorarensen, Li Xing, Christoph Wolfgang Zapf, Edouard Zamaratski, Andrew Christopher Flick, Peter Jones
  • Patent number: 10272960
    Abstract: A track pin for a track chain assembly includes a body made from a steel alloy. The steel alloy has a composition comprising iron, a nitride-forming element, and silicon. The composition of the steel alloy comprises at least 0.5 percent by weight of silicon. The body includes an external nitrided surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Bierman, Robert Meyer, Zachary S. Birky
  • Publication number: 20190120897
    Abstract: A device comprising includes an output terminal and a first current path from the output terminal to a first reference voltage. The first current path includes a series connection of current electrodes of a first transistor and a second transistor. The first transistor receives at a control electrode a signal to set a desired level of current to be conducted by the first current path. The second transistor generates at a control electrode a feedback signal indicative of an actual current conducted by the first transistor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Meyer
  • Publication number: 20190120903
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a first signal at an input of a device driver included at an electronic device, the first signal representing first information. A second signal representing the first information is provided at an output of the device driver. The output of the device driver, under normal operating conditions, is coupled to an output terminal of the electronic device. A third signal at the output terminal is received at feedback circuitry of the electronic device. The feedback circuitry identifies a fault at the output terminal based on the third signal and the first signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Meyer, Michael Schoeneich
  • Publication number: 20190092532
    Abstract: Flambéing pastes for grilling products, containing at least one gelling agent and/or thickening agent which is soaked and/or gelled by pure alcohol, as well as pure alcohol in a concentration that it maintains the combustion until it is entirely consumed; method for flambéing grilling products, in which a grilling sauce is simultaneously applied with a flambéing paste layer by layer on the product to be grilled and ignites the flambéing paste; a dispenser for the simultaneous, layered application of paste-like grilling sauces and flambéing pastes on the product to be grilled, having a two- or multi-chamber system; and a grilling product that is to be flambéed and has on its surface at least one layer of at least one grilling sauce and, lying thereon, at least one layer of at least one flambéing paste.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Gregor LUTHE, Nele SCHMIDT, Robert MEYER
  • Publication number: 20190098401
    Abstract: The specification and drawings present a use of multiple microphones for increasing acoustic sensing capabilities by processing acoustic signals from the multiple microphones in outdoor luminaire mounted surveillance/sensor systems. For example, various embodiments presented herein describe signal processing means to utilize stereo/multiple microphones in a luminaire (such as an outdoor roadway luminaire) to provide enhanced information regarding the surroundings of the luminaire. The multiple microphone luminaire sensor processing system can provide a more environmentally robust and sensitive approach which can be, for example, resistant to environmental noise such as a wind noise, as well as capable of isolating specific sounds from the surroundings, e.g., in specific directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Koushik Babi SAHA, Thomas CLYNNE, Jonathan Robert MEYER
  • Patent number: 10233819
    Abstract: A system comprises a compartment, a fan, and a dual-pivot hinge. The compartment comprises an interior region and an access opening in communication with the interior region. The dual-pivot hinge mounts the fan to the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Deere & COMPANY
    Inventors: Serena M. Darling, Robert Meyer
  • Publication number: 20190064197
    Abstract: A system includes a magnetic sense element for detecting an external magnetic field and a magnetic field source proximate the magnetic sense element for providing an internal magnetic field that is detectable by the magnetic sense element. The system selectively functions in-situ in either of an operational mode and a standstill mode. The magnetic sense elements detects the external magnetic field in the operational mode. The external magnetic field is not available for detection in the standstill mode, and the internal magnetic field is provided only when the system is in the standstill mode. The system further includes a processing circuit that processes an output signal produced by the magnetic sense element in response to the internal magnetic field to determine operability of the system and to detect failures within the entire signal processing chain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Meyer
  • Patent number: 10171909
    Abstract: The specification and drawings present a use of multiple microphones for increasing acoustic sensing capabilities by processing acoustic signals from the multiple microphones in outdoor luminaire mounted surveillance/sensor systems. For example, various embodiments presented herein describe signal processing means to utilize stereo/multiple microphones in a luminaire (such as an outdoor roadway luminaire) to provide enhanced information regarding the surroundings of the luminaire. The multiple microphone luminaire sensor processing system can provide a more environmentally robust and sensitive approach which can be, for example, resistant to environmental noise such as a wind noise, as well as capable of isolating specific sounds from the surroundings, e.g., in specific directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Koushik Babi Saha, Thomas Clynne, Jonathan Robert Meyer
  • Publication number: 20180332050
    Abstract: In some aspects, a mobile application package is bound to a privileged component of a mobile device operating system. The mobile application package includes a software virtualization layer and a management service component. The software virtualization layer and the management service component are enabled to execute in a privileged mode based on the privileged component. A virtual phone image is downloaded from a management server. A virtual machine based on the virtual phone image is launched by the software virtualization layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen Deasy, Craig Newell, Emil Sit, Paul Wisner, David Furodet, Viktor Gyuris, Robert Meyer, Fanny Strudel
  • Patent number: 10117683
    Abstract: A spinal rod locking holder includes an outer body, a handle assembly at a proximal end of the outer body, a locking assembly within a distal portion of the outer body, and a sprocket assembly at the distal end of the outer body. The handle assembly includes a moveable handle operatively associated with the sprocket assembly to selectively engage and release an end of a spinal rod. The locking assembly including a bearing operatively associated with a pawl such that when the moveable handle is compressed the bearing extends the pawl into contact with an outer surface of the sprocket assembly. The sprocket assembly including sprocket sections configured to compress against the end of the spinal rod when the pawl engages the outer surface of the sprocket assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Meyer, Kevin R. Strauss, Larry McClintock
  • Patent number: 10113886
    Abstract: A method for transmitting a measured value in a data transmission signal, the method including: introduction of the measured value into the data transmission signal; introduction of error information after said measured value into the data transmission signal, from which information it can be deduced whether the measured value contains an error; and introduction of evaluation information which describes the error information into the data transmission signal after the error information, if the measured value contains an error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignees: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG, NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Ralf Endres, Jochen Zachow, Andreas Kannengiesser, Jörg Kock, Robert Meyer
  • Publication number: 20180260369
    Abstract: Embeddable extensions of the functionality of email and calendaring applications are described herein. An originating email and calendaring application formats meeting items to include extensible content, e.g., within the body field of the meeting item. Recipient email and calendaring applications receive the meeting items and, depending on whether they are configured to provide an extended functionality, will either deploy the extensible content item according to the extended functionality or present the extensible content item according to a standardized functionality. The body field includes the extensible content item according to the standardized functionality that is interpretable by configured clients to provide the extended functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Meyer, Jackson Robert Thompson
  • Patent number: 10044734
    Abstract: A virtual business mobile device can be provisioned on a personal mobile device, by binding a mobile application for provisioning the business mobile device to a privileged component of a host operating system of the personal mobile device, wherein the binding enables a software virtualization layer and a management service component of the mobile application to execute in a privileged mode. The mobile application is then able to download a virtual phone image for the business mobile device and security-related policy settings relating to use of the business mobile device from a mobile management server, wherein the software virtualization layer is able to launch a virtual machine for the business mobile device based on the virtual phone image. Once the virtual phone image has been downloaded, the management service component initiates a periodic attempt to establish a connection with the mobile management server to comply with the downloaded security-related policy settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: VMWare, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Deasy, Craig Newell, Emil Sit, Paul Wisner, David Furodet, Viktor Gyuris, Robert Meyer, Fanny Strudel
  • Patent number: 10036426
    Abstract: Example torque tube assemblies for use with aircraft high lift devices are described herein. An example apparatus includes a spline coupling having a first yoke, a sliding splined shaft having a second yoke and a torque tube having a first end and a second end opposite the first end. A first fitting with a third yoke is coupled to the first end of the torque tube, and a second fitting with a fourth yoke is coupled to the second end of the torque tube. The third yoke is coupled to the first yoke to form a first U-joint, and the fourth yoke is coupled to the second yoke to form a second U-joint. The spline coupling is to be coupled to a first high lift device drive shaft and the sliding splined shaft is to be coupled to a second high lift device drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Douglas John Schwartz, Mark Robert Meyer
  • Patent number: 10001909
    Abstract: Operating a range slider. A method includes displaying a range slider in a graphical user interface. The method further includes detecting a minimum selecting user interaction on a graphical user interface. The method further includes placing the minimum slider thumb at value on the slider track by placing the inside edge of the minimum slider thumb on the value to select the minimum endpoint of the selected range at the inside edge of the minimum slider thumb. The method further includes detecting a maximum selecting user interaction on the graphical user interface. The method further includes placing the maximum slider thumb at a value on the slider track by placing the inside edge of the maximum slider thumb on the value to select the maximum endpoint of the selected range at the inside edge of the maximum slider thumb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Jude Alexi Edwards, Sachin Patney, Avi Samuel Gavlovski Kaufman, Robert A. Meyers
  • Patent number: 9985929
    Abstract: A business environment on a mobile device can be controlled by an enterprise server by receiving identifying information transmitted from a mobile device, wherein the identifying information identifies a user of the mobile device to the enterprise server. A virtual phone template is transmitted to the mobile device, wherein the virtual phone template (i) corresponds to the identifying information, and (ii) is configured to provide the business environment on the mobile device as a virtual machine running on a hypervisor installed on top of a host operating system of the mobile device. The enterprise server then receives a periodic transmission from the mobile device to indicate that the mobile device remains in periodic communication with the enterprise server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Deasy, Robert Meyer, Craig Newell, Emil Sit, Paul Wisner, David Furodet, Viktor Gyuris, Fanny Strudel
  • Patent number: D821896
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas Clynne, Anirudha R. Deshpande, Jonathan Robert Meyer, Koushik Babi Saha
  • Patent number: D848999
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Molly Anderson, Bartley K. Andre, Shota Aoyagi, Anthony Michael Ashcroft, Marine C. Bataille, Jeremy Bataillou, Daniele De Iuliis, Markus Diebel, M. Evans Hankey, Julian Hoenig, Lee E. Hooton, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Julian Jaede, Daniel W. Jarvis, Duncan Robert Kerr, Robert F. Meyer, David A. Pakula, Michael D. Quinones, Marwan Rammah, Peter Russell-Clarke, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Mikael Silvanto, Ian Spraggs, Christopher J. Stringer, Joe Sung Ho Tan, Tang Yew Tan, Clement Tissandier, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zörkendörfer
  • Patent number: D849010
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Molly Anderson, Bartley K. Andre, Shota Aoyagi, Anthony Michael Ashcroft, Marine C. Bataille, Jeremy Bataillou, Daniele De Iuliis, Markus Diebel, M. Evans Hankey, Julian Hoenig, Lee E. Hooton, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Julian Jaede, Daniel W. Jarvis, Duncan Robert Kerr, Robert F. Meyer, David A. Pakula, Michael D. Quinones, Marwan Rammah, Peter Russell-Clarke, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Mikael Silvanto, Ian Spraggs, Christopher J. Stringer, Joe Sung Ho Tan, Tang Yew Tan, Clement Tissandier, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zörkendörfer