Patents by Inventor Robert A. Price

Robert A. Price 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).

  • Patent number: 11554705
    Abstract: A floor mat for a vehicle having a floor is provided and includes a mat body having a core, an upper surface and an opposing lower surface. A grommet is integrally formed with the mat body and is contained between the upper surface and the lower surface of the mat body, where the grommet includes an outer surface having a protruding member. A retainer includes a body having an inner surface and a flange extending radially outwardly from the inner surface, where the inner surface includes a protruding member, such that the retainer is removably secured to the grommet by engaging the protruding member of the grommet with the protruding member of the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: THERMOFLEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Vogler, Robert Price, Jacob Price
  • Patent number: 11535140
    Abstract: A floor mat for placement on a vehicle floor, where the floor mat includes a body having a bottom wall, an upper surface, and a bottom surface, and a front wall extending from the bottom wall. The upper surface and the bottom surface extending along the bottom wall and the front wall. A first portion of the bottom surface of the bottom wall having a support structure provided with a variable height such that the shape of the support structure complements the irregularities in the vehicle floor, where the support structure extends from the bottom surface of the bottom wall, and a second portion of the bottom surface of the bottom wall has a flat surface, where upon the vehicle floor mat being placed on the vehicle floor, the support structure engages the irregularities in the vehicle floor so that the upper surface of the bottom wall is generally level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: THERMOFLEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: David A. Reband, Robert Price
  • Publication number: 20220404326
    Abstract: An in vitro release testing (IVRT) device for orally inhaled drug products, for use in an IVRT apparatus, the device having an air-permeable filter loaded with particulate material representing a dose of an orally inhaled drug product. The device has an upper filter support element and a lower filter support element, the loaded filter being circumferentially retained between the upper and lower support elements, a filter cover to cover the upper surface of the loaded filter, and a filter cover retainer provided to assemble and seal the IVRT device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: NANOPHARM LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert PRICE, Arron DANSON, Gregor STRANISA
  • Publication number: 20220404240
    Abstract: An apparatus for collecting aerosolized respirable particles of an inhalable medicinal formulation, having a dose collection section having an air-permeable filter extending across the pathway of the aerosolized respirable particles to retain particulate material on the filter. The dose collection section having an upper filter support member and a lower filter support member, the filter being circumferentially retained between the upper and lower support members to form a filter unit; a lower body receiving the filter unit, the lower body having recesses; and a quick-release system having hooks, movable between an open position and a closed position The hooks, in the open position, can enter the recesses around the filter unit, and in the closed position, can grab the filter unit, allowing removal of the filter unit without any human contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: NANOPHARM LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert PRICE, Arron DANSON, Gregor STRNISA
  • Patent number: 11520067
    Abstract: A nuclear radiation monitoring apparatus comprising: communication circuitry configured to receive nuclear radiation data generated by a nuclear radiation detector, the nuclear radiation data being indicative of nuclear radiation emitted from each of a plurality of portions of an object and detected by the nuclear radiation detector; classification circuitry configured to classify the detected nuclear radiation using the nuclear radiation data; intensity determination circuitry configured to determine a value of an intensity parameter indicative of an intensity of the classified nuclear radiation for each portion of the object using the nuclear radiation data; visualisation data generation circuitry configured to generate visualisation data indicative of the classification of the classified nuclear radiation and, for each portion of the object, visualisation data indicative of the portion of the object and the determined intensity parameter value of the portion of the object; and display output circuitry conf
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Symetrica Limited
    Inventor: Andrew Robert Price
  • Publication number: 20220228517
    Abstract: An engine assembly includes a small air-cooled engine and a dry sump lubrication system including an external oil reservoir, wherein the dry sump lubrication system has an overall oil capacity that provides at least five hundred hours of engine oil life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: Briggs & Stratton, LLC
    Inventors: Adam J. Hellman, John Schneiker, Tim Kwiatkowski, Casey Groh, Robert Price, Ryan Sullivan, Gary Johnson
  • Publication number: 20220227012
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a robotic system comprising: a robot, the robot further comprising a moveable robotic arm that moves within the robot's reference space; a depth-sensing camera, the camera having a reference frame that is in substantial view of the robot's reference space; a controller, the controller further comprising a processor and a computer readable memory that comprises instructions such that, when read by the controller, the controller inputs image data from the camera and sends signals to the moveable robotic arm, the instructions further comprising the steps of: calibrating the camera to the robot by instructing the robot to engage in a number of robot poses; extracting the location of the robot poses to obtain the robot poses in the camera reference frame; and creating a transformation that transforms robot points afterwards to camera points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2021
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert Price, Kent Evans
  • Publication number: 20220188623
    Abstract: A policy based on a compound reward function is learned through a reinforcement learning algorithm at a learning network. The policy is used to choose an action of a plurality of possible actions. A state-action value network is established for each of the two or more reward terms. The state-action value networks are separated from the learning network. A human-understandable output is produced to explain why the action was taken based on each of the state action value networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventor: Robert Price
  • Patent number: 11352989
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine includes an engine block including a cylinder having a cylinder axis, a piston positioned within the cylinder and configured to reciprocate along the cylinder axis, a crankshaft configured to rotate about a crankshaft axis, an air-fuel mixing device configured to provide an air-fuel mixture to the cylinder, a cyclonic air filter positioned entirely below the air-fuel mixing device, and a duct coupling the cyclonic air filter to the air-fuel mixing device and configured to provide air filtered by the cyclonic air filter to the air-fuel mixing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton, LLC
    Inventors: Casey Edward Groh, Adam J. Hellman, Randall J. Klotka, Robert Price, Ed Strommen, Jack Walrath
  • Publication number: 20220153201
    Abstract: A storage organizing article, comprising a foundation comprising a horizontal floor; a first container having a plurality of engagement footings; wherein the first container is releasably connectable to the foundation via the plurality of engagement footings; wherein the horizontal floor has a base wall, a plurality of retention members and a plurality of engagement receptacles; wherein each engagement receptacle is formed by a sub-grouping of the plurality of retention members, respectively; and wherein, when the foundation and the first container are connected, each of the engagement footings is respectively disposed in one of the engagement receptacles and forms a releasable interference fit with the sub-grouping of the plurality of retention members which form the engagement receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: David REBAND, Robert PRICE
  • Publication number: 20220126760
    Abstract: A storage organizing article, comprising a foundation comprising a horizontal floor; a vertical wall comprising a plurality of vertical wall segments; wherein the plurality of vertical wall segments are releasably connectable to each other; wherein the plurality of vertical wall segments are releasably connectable to the foundation via a plurality of engagement footings of the plurality of vertical wall segments; wherein the horizontal floor has a base wall, a plurality of retention members and a plurality of engagement receptacles; wherein each engagement receptacle is formed by a sub-grouping of the plurality of retention members, respectively; and wherein, when the foundation and vertical wall are connected, each of the engagement footings is disposed one of the engagement receptacles, respectively, and forms a releasable interference fit with the sub-grouping of the plurality of retention members which form the engagement receptacle, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: David REBAND, Robert PRICE
  • Patent number: 11293312
    Abstract: An engine assembly includes a small air-cooled engine and a dry sump lubrication system including an external oil reservoir, wherein the dry sump lubrication system has an overall oil capacity that provides at least five hundred hours of engine oil life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton, LLC
    Inventors: Adam J. Hellman, John Schneiker, Tim Kwiatkowski, Casey Groh, Robert Price, Ryan Sullivan, Gary Johnson
  • Patent number: 11181447
    Abstract: In an apparatus for collecting aerosolised respirable particles of an inhalable medicinal formulation, aerosolised formulation is drawn pneumatically through a dose collection section comprising an inlet orifice (201) and an air-permeable filter (206), the filter being positioned opposed to said orifice, and extending across the pathway (4) for filtering the pneumatic flow so as to retain particulate material therein on the filter, and the orifice (201) being so dimensioned and configured that it has an unimpeded area that is no less than 75% of the area of the filter (201) on which the dose will be collected. In a method using the apparatus, particles (209, 210) collected on the filter may optionally be subjected to a dissolution test. A good correlation is obtainable between in vitro and in vivo doses with improved independence of loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: NANOPHARM LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert Price, Jagdeep Shur
  • Patent number: 10983094
    Abstract: A method of measuring the transit time of an ultrasonic wave in a medium, by passing an ultrasonic wave pulse through a timing path in the medium, receiving the ultrasonic wave pulse at the exit of the timing path and comparing a first signal representative of the ultrasonic wave pulse on entry to the timing path with a second signal representative of the ultrasonic wave pulse received at the exit of the timing path. At least one cycle and associated zero-crossing point of the first signal is correlated with a corresponding cycle and zero-crossing point of the second signal, and the time interval is measured between the zero crossing points, in order to determine the transit time of the ultrasonic wave through the medium. The method is useful in a sensor for measuring gas composition, as well as bulk gas flow velocity. The sensor and method may be used in a dual channel apparatus for investigating vapour sorption by a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SURFACE MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS LTD
    Inventors: Armando Garcia, Daryl Williams, Dirk Bruere, Sihe Wang, Robert Price
  • Publication number: 20210031663
    Abstract: A floor mat for placement on a vehicle floor, where the floor mat includes a body having a bottom wall, an upper surface, and a bottom surface, and a front wall extending from the bottom wall. The upper surface and the bottom surface extending along the bottom wall and the front wall. A first portion of the bottom surface of the bottom wall having a support structure provided with a variable height such that the shape of the support structure complements the irregularities in the vehicle floor, where the support structure extends from the bottom surface of the bottom wall, and a second portion of the bottom surface of the bottom wall has a flat surface, where upon the vehicle floor mat being placed on the vehicle floor, the support structure engages the irregularities in the vehicle floor so that the upper surface of the bottom wall is generally level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: David A. Reband, Robert Price
  • Patent number: D910208
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: THERMOFLEX CORP.
    Inventors: Robert Price, David Reband
  • Patent number: D975612
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: THERMOFLEX CORP.
    Inventors: Robert Price, Jacob Price, David Reband
  • Patent number: D975613
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: THERMOFLEX CORP.
    Inventors: Robert Price, Jacob Price, David Reband
  • Patent number: D975614
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: THERMOFLEX CORP.
    Inventors: Robert Price, Jacob Price, David Reband
  • Patent number: D975616
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: THERMOFLEX CORP.
    Inventors: Robert Price, Jacob Price, David Reband