Patents by Inventor Robert A. Payne

Robert A. Payne 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: 20210308032
    Abstract: An oral care composition including an enzyme and an anhydrous matrix that at least partially stabilizes the enzyme. The anhydrous matrix includes a source of hydrogen peroxide, an acyl donor, a non-aqueous anhydrous liquid, and a thickener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Shaotang YUAN, Guofeng XU, Jennifer GRONLUND, Robert DICOSIMO, Sharon HAYNIE, Mark PAYNE
  • Patent number: 11123151
    Abstract: A biopsy marker may include three shaped portions arranged sequentially along an axis, each shaped portion having a first surface and a second surface parallel to the first surface. A first narrow portion connects a first of the three shaped portions to a second of the three shaped portions. A second narrow portion connects the second of the three shaped portions to a third of the three shaped portions. The first narrow portion is twisted about the axis such that the first surface of the first shaped portion is at a first angle to the first surface of the second shaped portion. The second narrow portion is twisted about the axis such that the first surface of the second shaped portion is at a second angle to the first surface of the third shaped portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramon Alberto Ramos, Jessica Pyzoha Leimbach, Andrew Thomas Robinson, Gwendolyn Perez Payne, Bryan Robert Keller
  • Publication number: 20210247453
    Abstract: Some battery chemistries, such as “advanced carbon” battery chemistries may have improved battery health if maintained with longer intervals between “full” recharge. Accordingly, methods, systems, and devices are provided in which a state of charge of a battery is determined; the state of charge of the battery is compared to at least one threshold; a charge profile is selected from a plurality of charge profiles based on a result of the comparison of the state of charge of the battery to the at least one threshold; and a charger configured to charge the battery is modified based on the selected charge profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Robert PAYNE, Matthew PAYNE, Wayne COLDRICK
  • Patent number: 10767375
    Abstract: A mechanism to secure the base of a pole to the lid of a flatbox finisher is provided. The mechanism utilizes at least one spring grasping device on the lid of the flat box finisher to grasp and secure the base of the pole. The grasping mechanism is depressed and grasps a generally flat rectangular edge of the base of the pole and secures the base of the pole to the lid of the flatbox finisher by friction. In particular, as the base having the pole of the flatbox finisher is first slid over the grasping mechanism, the grasping mechanism is first pushed downward. After the base slides over the grasping mechanism, the grasping mechanism springs back upward and locks the base of the pole into place on the lid of the flatbox finisher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: DRYWALL MASTER TOOLS, INC.
    Inventors: Anirudh Kalbag, Robert Payne
  • Patent number: 10492876
    Abstract: Small diameter tools are provided, and methods of use described, to facilitate less invasive surgical procedures employing laser beams. Such tools include distal tips that enhance the precise placement of optical waveguides, as well as enable cutting and dissecting procedures. A rotary coupler allows precise control of flexible conduits in which waveguides may be disposed. Waveguide tips with conical features protect waveguide ends and allow unobstructed propagation of the laser beam out of the waveguide. A preferentially bending jacket for waveguides may be used to control an orientation of a waveguide disposed therein. Surgical waveguide assemblies may include various combinations of these components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: OmniGuide, Inc.
    Inventors: Charalambos Anastassiou, Vladimir Fuflyigin, Marc Graham, Noam Josephy, Thieu L. Le, Arnaz Singh Malhi, Robert Payne, Lori Pressman, Jesse Rusk, Gil Shapira, Max Shurgalin, Crystal Simon
  • Patent number: 9974562
    Abstract: A surgical tool and method of use during laparascopic surgery, the tool including a shaft having a distal region with an elastic modulus E. Distal and proximal regions of the shaft have outer diameters D1 and D2 respectively, with D2>D1. The distal region has a bend and terminates in a working feature having a distal end. The distal region has a length L1 measured in a direction parallel to the shaft axis in the proximal region, and has an offset doff relative to the proximal region where doff>D2. The elastic modulus E and the length of L1 are selected so that the working feature is insertable through an access device yet the distal region does not deflect noticeably when a force of 10 N is applied perpendicular to the distal end of the working feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: OmniGuide, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Payne, Jesse Rusk, Mihai Ibanescu, Crystal Simon
  • Publication number: 20170296226
    Abstract: A surgical tool and method of use during laparoscopic surgery, the tool including a shaft having a distal region with an elastic modulus E. Distal and proximal regions of the shaft have outer diameters D1 and D2 respectively, with D2>D1. The distal region has a bend and terminates in a working feature having a distal end. The distal region has a length L1 measured in a direction parallel to the shaft axis in the proximal region, and has an offset doff relative to the proximal region where doff>D2. The elastic modulus E and the length of L1 are selected so that the working feature is insertable through an access device yet the distal region does not deflect noticeably when a force of 10 N is applied perpendicular to the distal end of the working feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: OmniGuide, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Payne, Jesse Rusk, Mihai Ibanescu, Crystal Simon
  • Publication number: 20150269335
    Abstract: The current document is directed to methods and systems for estimating values that could be derived from a large data set, were it available, from values computed from an available smaller data set. A specific example of the currently described methods and systems are methods and systems that estimate various medical-record-related statistics and values computed from hypothetical datasets. In order to extrapolate the desired statistics and computed values from the observed smaller data set, multiple models are employed by the currently disclosed methods and systems. These models can be employed sequentially to generate relatively fine-grained estimates over various multi-dimensional data-set volumes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: ATIGEO LLC
    Inventors: Gunjan Gupta, Wolf Kohn, Robert Payne, Aman Thakral, Michael Sandoval, David Talby
  • Publication number: 20150178052
    Abstract: The present document is directed to an automated experimentation platform that provides a visual integrated development environment (“IDE”) that allows a user to construct and execute various types of data-driven workflows. The automated experimentation platform includes back-end components that include API servers, a catalog, a cluster-management component, and execution-cluster nodes. Workflows are visually represents as directed acyclic graphs and texturally encoded. The workflows are transformed into jobs that are distributed for execution to the execution-cluster nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: ATIGEO LLC
    Inventors: Gunjan Gupta, Aman Thakral, John Morris, Robert Payne, Michael Sandoval, David Talby, Vishnu Vettrivel
  • Publication number: 20140316384
    Abstract: A surgical tool and method of use during laparoscopic surgery, the tool including a shaft having a distal region with an elastic modulus E. Distal and proximal regions of the shaft have outer diameters D1 and D2 respectively, with D2>D1. The distal region has a bend and terminates in a working feature having a distal end. The distal region has a length L1 measured in a direction parallel to the shaft axis in the proximal region, and has an offset doff relative to the proximal region where doff>D2. The elastic modulus E and the length of L1 are selected so that the working feature is insertable through an access device yet the distal region does not deflect noticeably when a force of 10 N is applied perpendicular to the distal end of the working feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: OmniGuide, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Payne, Jesse Rusk, Mihai Ibanescu, Crystal Simon
  • Patent number: 8761561
    Abstract: In general, in one aspect, the disclosure features a system that includes a flexible waveguide having a hollow core extending along a waveguide axis and a region surrounding the core, the region being configured to guide radiation from the CO2 laser along the waveguide axis from an input end to an output end of the waveguide. The system also includes a handpiece attached to the waveguide, wherein the handpiece allows an operator to control the orientation of the output end to direct the radiation to a target location of a patient and the handpiece includes a tip extending past the output end that provides a minimum standoff distance between the output end and the target location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: OmniGuide, Inc.
    Inventors: Burak Temelkuran, Charalambos Anastassiou, David Torres, Gil Shapira, Max Shurgalin, Gregor Dellemann, Ori Weisberg, Steven A. Jacobs, Tairan Wang, Uri Kolodny, Jesse Rusk, Robert Payne, Yoel Fink
  • Patent number: 8747006
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to a flat box finisher for applying mud (or mastic or joint compound) over taped joints on walls and ceilings. Usually, paint or wallpaper is then applied over the finished mud. The flat box finisher has no external springs, but has at least one internal support bar which acts as a spring for applying pressure to a corresponding dry wall finishing handle affixed to the flat box finisher. The internal support bar is surrounded by the mud while the device is in use. As a result of having no external spring, the flat box finisher may be reduced in size for smaller jobs or difficult to reach areas of a room. The internal support bar may also eliminate problems with external springs, such as the spring wearing out or becoming damaged during use or storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Drywall Master Tool, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Payne
  • Publication number: 20140108047
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to methods and automated documentation and medical-coding systems that combine predictions of clinical decision support or multiple medical-code assignments into a final medical-code assignment, such that the combination is different for different contexts. In certain implementations, each agent receives the same set of terms and phrases extracted from an electronic medical record (“EMR”). Based on the context of the EMR, each agent extracts medical codes from one or more medical codebooks, compares the terms and phrases to the medical codes, and assigns a code to the EMR based on a confidence score. The multiple code assignments are combined to generate a final medical-code assignment based on the confidence scores, context, and each agent's historical performance within the context. The automated system stores and outputs the final medical-code assignment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Atigeo LLC
    Inventors: Rodney Kinney, Michael Sandoval, David Talby, Robert Payne, Bryan Tinsley, Alex Thomas
  • Publication number: 20140088577
    Abstract: Small diameter tools are provided, and methods of use described, to facilitate less invasive surgical procedures employing laser beams. Such tools include distal tips that enhance the precise placement of optical waveguides, as well as enable cutting and dissecting procedures. A rotary coupler allows precise control of flexible conduits in which waveguides may be disposed. Waveguide tips with conical features protect waveguide ends and allow unobstructed propagation of the laser beam out of the waveguide. A preferentially bending jacket for waveguides may be used to control an orientation of a waveguide disposed therein. Surgical waveguide assemblies may include various combinations of these components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: OmniGuide, Inc.
    Inventors: Charalambos Anastassiou, Vladimir Fuflyigin, Marc Graham, Noam Josephy, Thieu L. Le, Arnaz Singh Malhi, Robert Payne, Lori Pressman, Jesse Rusk, Gil Shapira, Max Shurgalin, Crystal Simon
  • Publication number: 20140005646
    Abstract: In general, in one aspect, the disclosure features a system that includes a flexible waveguide having a hollow core extending along a waveguide axis and a region surrounding the core, the region being configured to guide radiation from the CO2 laser along the waveguide axis from an input end to an output end of the waveguide. The system also includes a handpiece attached to the waveguide, wherein the handpiece allows an operator to control the orientation of the output end to direct the radiation to a target location of a patient and the handpiece includes a tip extending past the output end that provides a minimum standoff distance between the output end and the target location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: OmniGuide, Inc.
    Inventors: Burak Temelkuran, Charalambos Anastassiou, David Torres, Gil Shapira, Max Shurgalin, Gregor Dellemann, Ori Weisberg, Steven A. Jacobs, Tairan Wang, Uri Kolodny, Jesse Rusk, Robert Payne, Yoel Fink
  • Publication number: 20130237976
    Abstract: In general, in one aspect, the disclosure features a system that includes a flexible waveguide having a hollow core extending along a waveguide axis and a region surrounding the core, the region being configured to guide radiation from the CO2 laser along the waveguide axis from an input end to an output end of the waveguide. The system also includes a handpiece attached to the waveguide, wherein the handpiece allows an operator to control the orientation of the output end to direct the radiation to a target location of a patient and the handpiece includes a tip extending past the output end that provides a minimum standoff distance between the output end and the target location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: OmniGuide, Inc.
    Inventors: Burak Temelkuran, Charalambos Anastassiou, David Torres, Gil Shapira, Max Shurgalin, Gregor Dellemann, Ori Weisberg, Steven A. Jacobs, Tairan Wang, Uri Kolodny, Jesse Rusk, Robert Payne, Yoel Fink
  • Patent number: 8438934
    Abstract: A wriggler device is provided for a gas meter endpoint or gas meter index as an interface with a gas meter drive mechanism. In general, the wriggler may include a base surface, at least one interface wall, and at least one guide wall. The base surface has a peripheral edge and a center point. The interface wall extends at an interface angle from the base surface, and may have an interface surface and a tip portion, with the tip portion spaced from the base surface. The at least one guide wall may extend between the base surface and the tip portion, and may have a guide surface. The guide wall may be configured to guide the drive mechanism along the guide surface to the base surface. Engagement of the interface surface by the drive mechanism causes the wriggler to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Itron, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyson Anderson, Shawn Showcatally, Robert Payne
  • Patent number: 8320725
    Abstract: In general, in one aspect, the disclosure features a system that includes a flexible waveguide having a hollow core extending along a waveguide axis and a region surrounding the core, the region being configured to guide radiation from the CO2 laser along the waveguide axis from an input end to an output end of the waveguide. The system also includes a handpiece attached to the waveguide, wherein the handpiece allows an operator to control the orientation of the output end to direct the radiation to a target location of a patient and the handpiece includes a tip extending past the output end that provides a minimum standoff distance between the output end and the target location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: OmniGuide, Inc.
    Inventors: Burak Temelkuran, Charalambos Anastassiou, David Torres, Gil Shapira, Max Shurgalin, Gregor Dellemann, Ori Weisberg, Steven A. Jacobs, Tairan Wang, Uri Kolodny, Jesse Rusk, Robert Payne, Yoel Fink
  • Patent number: 8210177
    Abstract: A valve for controlling the level of liquid within a chamber (10) is disclosed. The valve comprises a liquid inlet (30) and a primary float (40) that is movable in response to a change in the level of liquid (20) within the chamber (10) between an open configuration in which liquid (20) is able to flow through the liquid inlet (30) into the chamber (10) when the liquid (20) within the chamber (10) is below a predetermined acceptable level, and a closed configuration in which liquid (20) is prevented from flowing through the liquid inlet (30) into the chamber (10) when the liquid within the chamber (10) is at or above the predetermined acceptable level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Intersurgical AG
    Inventors: Simon Robert Payne, Keethan Fernando
  • Publication number: 20120152031
    Abstract: A wriggler device is provided for a gas meter endpoint or gas meter index as an interface with a gas meter drive mechanism. In general, the wriggler may include a base surface, at least one interface wall, and at least one guide wall. The base surface has a peripheral edge and a center point. The interface wall extends at an interface angle from the base surface, and may have an interface surface and a tip portion, with the tip portion spaced from the base surface. The at least one guide wall may extend between the base surface and the tip portion, and may have a guide surface. The guide wall may be configured to guide the drive mechanism along the guide surface to the base surface. Engagement of the interface surface by the drive mechanism causes the wriggler to rotate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: ITRON, INC.
    Inventors: Tyson Anderson, Shawn Showcatally, Robert Payne