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).

  • Publication number: 20160042287
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for detecting anomalies using sample-based rule identification is provided. Data for data is maintained analytics in a database. A set of anomaly rules is defined. A rare pattern in the data is statistically identified. The identified rare pattern is labeled as at least one of anomaly and non-anomaly based on verification by a domain expert. The set of anomaly rules is adjusted based on the labeled anomaly. Other anomalies in the data are detected and classified by applying the adjusted set of anomaly rules to the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Hoda Eldardiry, Sricharan Kallur Palli Kumar, Daniel H. Greene, Robert Price
  • Patent number: 9248769
    Abstract: An injection molded carpet mat includes a flexible base having an upper surface defining a carpet recess, and an opposite lower surface. A carpet sheet is secured in the carpet recess by being integrally formed with the base, and having a napped top surface, a bottom surface and a peripheral edge. The lower base surface having a plurality of spaced ribs supporting the carpet bottom surface adjacent the peripheral edge and defining a track on the lower base surface corresponding to the peripheral edge of the carpet sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Thermoflex Corporation
    Inventors: Robert A. Price, Michael J. Milella, Jr., David A. Reband, Karl J. Mazur, Robert M. Miller
  • Publication number: 20160025330
    Abstract: A steam generator apparatus for generating steam from a feedwater inlet stream including impurities is disclosed. The apparatus includes a tubing circuit in communication with an inlet for receiving the feedwater stream, the tubing circuit having a substantially unrifled bore defined by a metal wall, and a heat source operable to deliver a heat flux to the feedwater stream through the metal wall of the tubing circuit, the heat flux being operable to cause evaporation of feedwater within the tubing circuit and to produce an outlet stream at an outlet of the tubing circuit, the outlet stream includes a steam portion and liquid phase portion, the steam portion being greater than about 80% of the outlet stream by mass, the steam portion providing sufficient cooling of the metal wall to maintain a wall temperature at less than a threshold temperature associated with safe operation of the steam generator apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Glenn Robert Price, Susan Wei Sun, Michael John Waslylyk
  • Patent number: 9182114
    Abstract: A method for generating steam from a feedwater inlet stream including impurities is disclosed. The method involves receiving the feedwater inlet stream at an inlet of a steam generator and causing the feedwater stream to flow through a tubing circuit to an outlet of the tubing circuit, the tubing circuit having a substantially un-rifled bore defined by a metal wall. The method also involves delivering a heat flux to the feedwater stream through the metal wall of the tubing circuit to generate steam by causing evaporation of feedwater within the tubing circuit, and controlling at least one of a flow rate of the feedwater stream and the heat flux to cause generation of an outlet stream at the outlet includes a steam portion and liquid phase portion, the steam portion being greater than about 80% of the outlet stream by mass. The steam portion provides sufficient cooling of the metal wall to maintain a wall temperature at less than a threshold temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: FCCL Partnership
    Inventors: Glenn Robert Price, Susan Wei Sun, Michael John Wasylyk
  • Publication number: 20150263895
    Abstract: The system and method described herein relates to managing multiple network device connections, collecting event source data from one or more network devices with one or more collectors, filtering the event source data, continuously monitoring the network device connections, controlling raw data collection from the one or more network devices, parsing the event source data into normalized data structures, and managing configurations for the collectors, among other things. Event sources may be physical or logical network devices distributed across a network, including but not limited to, firewalls, routers, biometric devices, mainframes, databases, and applications. The network devices may be sources from which the collectors may receive or request the event source data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Dipto CHAKRAVARTY, Usman CHOUDHARY, John Paul GASSNER, Frank Anthony PELLEGRINO, William Matthew WEINER, Yuriy FUKSENKO, Robert PRICE
  • Patent number: 9084947
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for conveying a flow of oil-containing liquid into an oil separation skim tank, and a skim tank incorporating such apparatus and methods, are disclosed. One such apparatus includes at least one diffuser, the diffuser defining an intake opening configured to receive the flow of oil-containing liquid and an exhaust opening configured to convey the flow of oil-containing liquid into the skim tank. The diffuser is configured to cause the flow of oil-containing liquid to have a greater horizontal width at the exhaust opening than at the intake opening, while minimizing vertical divergence of the flow at the exhaust opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: FCCL Partnership
    Inventors: Glenn Robert Price, Darwin Kiel, Marvin Weiss, Chadwick Robert Larson
  • Patent number: 9047145
    Abstract: The system and method described herein relates to managing multiple network device connections, collecting event source data from one or more network devices with one or more collectors, filtering the event source data, continuously monitoring the network device connections, controlling raw data collection from the one or more network devices, parsing the event source data into normalized data structures, and managing configurations for the collectors, among other things. Event sources may be physical or logical network devices distributed across a network, including but not limited to, firewalls, routers, biometric devices, mainframes, databases, and applications. The network devices may be sources from which the collectors may receive or request the event source data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: NOVELL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Dipto Chakravarty, Usman Choudhary, John Paul Gassner, Frank Anthony Pellegrino, William Matthew Weiner, Yuriy Fuksenko, Robert Price
  • Patent number: 9049312
    Abstract: The presently disclosed embodiment provides an interactive tool for printed image artifact characterization that successfully combines the advantages from both a human visual system and automated image quality characterization. In the interactive tool provided, the user may specify coarse level information, such as the region of interest in a print image, to be examined by the automated image-quality characterization algorithm, which can then employ sophisticated algorithms, e.g. signal processing, feature extraction, estimation and classification, to find precise fine-level descriptors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignees: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated, Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Juan Liu, Robert Price, Eric S. Hamby, Rajinderjeet S. Minhas
  • Publication number: 20150144096
    Abstract: A compression-release brake system comprises an exhaust rocker arm, an actuation piston slidable in a piston bore in the exhaust rocker arm so as to press an exhaust valve, a supply conduit formed within the exhaust rocker arm, and an exhaust valve reset device mounted to the exhaust rocker arm. The actuation piston defines an actuation piston cavity within the actuation piston bore between the piston bore and the actuation piston. The exhaust valve reset device includes a reset check valve disposed between the supply conduit and the actuation piston cavity to hydraulically lock the actuation piston cavity by closing the reset check valve when a pressure of the hydraulic fluid within the actuation piston cavity exceeds the pressure of the hydraulic fluid in the supply conduit. The reset check valve is biased closed by the pressure of the hydraulic fluid within the actuation piston cavity during the brake-on mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Vincent MENEELY, Robert PRICE
  • Patent number: 8790234
    Abstract: An in-vivo dose detector (41) for an HDR brachytherapy system (1; 31), wherein the detector is insertable into and movable through a catheter (15), and comprises a sensor (53) operable to detect radiation from a source (52) used to irradiate a tissue to be treated (9) in the course of an HDR brachytherapy treatment. A brachytherapy system and a method of dose monitoring are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventor: Robert A. Price
  • Publication number: 20140182630
    Abstract: A system for descaling a heat exchanger utilized in a produced water system of a steam-based thermal hydrocarbon recovery operation is provided. The system comprises a heat exchanger for acting on a produced water; a steam separator in fluid communication with a steam generator for separating steam of a steam quality suitable for injection into a hydrocarbon reservoir and blowdown of a lower steam quality, the blowdown being caustic; and a blowdown loop in fluid communication with the steam separator for collecting the caustic blowdown, the blowdown loop also in fluid communication with the heat exchanger for directing the caustic blowdown through the heat exchanger for descaling the heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Kelly Bell, Benjamin Lee, Glenn Robert Price
  • Patent number: 8749843
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally related to the field of printing, and other processes based on the continuous deposition of material, including industrial molding or extrusion processes, and more particularly to techniques for grouping object quality anomalies in a specified region of an object based on context-specific characterization and shared descriptive profile features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignees: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated, Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Juan Liu, Robert Price, Eric S. Hamby
  • Publication number: 20130265595
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally related to the field of printing, and other processes based on the continuous deposition of material, including industrial molding or extrusion processes, and more particularly to techniques for grouping object quality anomalies in a specified region of an object based on context-specific characterization and shared descriptive profile features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Juan Liu, Robert Price, Eric S. Hamby
  • Publication number: 20130265594
    Abstract: The presently disclosed embodiment provides an interactive tool for printed image artifact characterization that successfully combines the advantages from both a human visual system and automated image quality characterization. In the interactive tool provided, the user may specify coarse level information, such as the region of interest in a print image, to be examined by the automated image-quality characterization algorithm, which can then employ sophisticated algorithms, e.g. signal processing, feature extraction, estimation and classification, to find precise fine-level descriptors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicants: XEROX CORPORATION, PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Juan Liu, Robert Price, Eric S. Hamby, Rajinderjeet S. Minhas
  • Publication number: 20130260083
    Abstract: An injection molded carpet mat includes a flexible base having an upper surface defining a carpet recess, and an opposite lower surface. A carpet sheet is secured in the carpet recess by being integrally formed with the base, and having a napped top surface, a bottom surface and a peripheral edge. The lower base surface having a plurality of spaced ribs supporting the carpet bottom surface adjacent the peripheral edge and defining a track on the lower base surface corresponding to the peripheral edge of the carpet sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Robert A. Price, Michael J. Milella, JR., David A. Reband, Karl J. Mazur, Robert M. Miller
  • Publication number: 20130161009
    Abstract: A method for generating steam from a feedwater inlet stream including impurities is disclosed. The method involves receiving the feedwater inlet stream at an inlet of a steam generator and causing the feedwater stream to flow through a tubing circuit to an outlet of the tubing circuit, the tubing circuit having a substantially un-rifled bore defined by a metal wall. The method also involves delivering a heat flux to the feedwater stream through the metal wall of the tubing circuit to generate steam by causing evaporation of feedwater within the tubing circuit, and controlling at least one of a flow rate of the feedwater stream and the heat flux to cause generation of an outlet stream at the outlet includes a steam portion and liquid phase portion, the steam portion being greater than about 80% of the outlet stream by mass. The steam portion provides sufficient cooling of the metal wall to maintain a wall temperature at less than a threshold temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Glenn Robert Price, Susan Wei Sun, Michael John Wasylyk
  • Publication number: 20130153672
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for conveying a flow of oil-containing liquid into an oil separation skim tank, and a skim tank incorporating such apparatus and methods, are disclosed. One such apparatus includes at least one diffuser, the diffuser defining an intake opening configured to receive the flow of oil-containing liquid and an exhaust opening configured to convey the flow of oil-containing liquid into the skim tank. The diffuser is configured to cause the flow of oil-containing liquid to have a greater horizontal width at the exhaust opening than at the intake opening, while minimizing vertical divergence of the flow at the exhaust opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Glenn Robert Price, Darwin Kiel, Marvin Weiss, Chad Larson
  • Patent number: 8454873
    Abstract: A method for producing a carpet mat by injection molding, includes providing an injection mold including a cavity and a complementary core, each defining a portion of a mold recess for accommodating the finished carpet mat, providing the cavity with a surface having at least one vacuum opening bordered by a peripheral retaining barrier, applying vacuum to the core, inserting a sheet of carpet into the recess of the cavity and against the surface so that the carpet is in contact with the cavity, so that the carpet is held in the recess by the vacuum. Next, the cavity and core are closed together, thus sealing the recess, and a flowable supply of plastic is injected into the recess. Finally, the mold is opened after a specified period, allowing the plastic to at least partially solidify.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Thermoflex Corporation
    Inventors: Robert A. Price, Michael J. Milella, Jr., David A. Reband, Karl J. Mazur, Robert M. Miller
  • Publication number: 20130100471
    Abstract: A method and system collects diagnostic data for use in diagnosing existing and potential image quality issues related to a printer. Document cover sheets and/or electronic versions of the cover sheets are routinely collected, even when there has been no reported image quality issue, to preserve a historical record of the output of the printer over an extended time period. The historical record of the images on the routinely collected cover sheets and/or electronic versions of the cover sheets include data useful in diagnosing existing and potential image quality issues related to substantive pages of the documents processed by the printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: John Hanley, Robert Price, David Garcia
  • Patent number: 8392455
    Abstract: Methods and systems for solving a target value search problem using a multi-interval heuristic are presented. The methods and system identity a path, or paths, in a graph, whereby a connection graph is created and range sets are generated for each vertex in the connection graph. Range sets include one or more intervals. Thereafter, a best search is performed to identify a path, or paths, from a starting vertex to a goal vertex having a path value closest to a target value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Tim Schmidt, Lukas D. Kuhn, Rong Zhou, Johan de Kleer, Robert Price