Patents by Inventor Robert A. Renner

Robert A. Renner 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: 20210158148
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed methods and apparatus for audio equalization based on variant selection. An example apparatus includes a processor to obtain training data, the training data including a plurality of reference audio signals each associated with a variant of music and organize the training data into a plurality of entries based on the plurality of reference audio signals, a training model executor to execute a neural network model using the training data, and a model trainer to train the neural network model by updating at least one weight corresponding to one of the entries in the training data when the neural network model does not satisfy a training threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Coover, Joseph Renner, Cameron A. Summers
  • Publication number: 20210160615
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed for audio equalization based on variant selection. An example apparatus to generate equalization adjustments for an audio signal includes an input feature set generator to generate an equalization input feature set by generating a data structure corresponding to a user input, the data structure including a number of entries identifying a selected variant of music and including the data structure in the equalization input feature set, and a model executor to, in response to obtaining the equalization input feature set, adjust at least one weight of a neural network model to generate the equalization adjustments for the audio signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Coover, Joseph Renner, Cameron A. Summers
  • Patent number: 10998872
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed for audio equalization. Example apparatus disclosed herein include a volume adjuster to apply equalization adjustments to an audio signal to generate an equalized audio signal, the equalization adjustments output from a neural network in response to an input feature set; a thresholding controller to: detect an irregularity in a frequency representation of the audio signal after application of the equalization adjustments, the irregularity corresponding to a change in volume between adjacent frequency values exceeding a threshold; and adjust a volume at a first frequency value of the adjacent frequency values to reduce the irregularity; an equalization (EQ) curve generator to generate an EQ curve to apply to the audio signal when the irregularity has been reduced; and a frequency to time domain converter to output the equalized audio signal in a time domain based on the EQ curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: GRACENOTE, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Renner, Robert Coover, Markus Cremer, Cameron Aubrey Summers
  • Publication number: 20200347638
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a handle assembly system for use with lift and slide doors. The handle assembly can include a handle housing that can serve as a support frame for housing and securing the handle flush within a front face of the door. The handle can be pivoted out of the handle housing and extended to increase length, wherein rotating the handle allows a user to actuate the door panels in order to open and close the sliding door system. The telescoping handle can allow a user to grip the handle and provide a lever-type function to reduce the force required by the user to actuate the panel, such as to lift the panel onto or off the track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Renner
  • Patent number: 10466095
    Abstract: A fixture includes a shelf upon which items may be placed. In one implementation, the shelf is supported by four load cells that provide load cell data that may be used to calculate weight data for the load on the shelf. The load cells are mounted underneath a frame, with an upper portion of a load mount extending upward through the frame and engaged to the shelf. The shelf and the frame include stiffeners to increase rigidity, improving the quality of the load cell data. Electronics and a wiring harness are located underneath the frame. In this configuration, assembly of the fixture may be accomplished completely from the underside, simplifying assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Nathan Pius O'Neill, Amey Madhukar Teredesai, Thomas Duester, Edwin Louis Howard, Nicolas Adam Kurczewski, Eric Mathew Clayton, Alexander Michael Frenkel, Benjamin Jozef Gyori, Graham Cyril Jordan, Ismael Medrano, Somasundaram Niranjayan, Christopher Robert Renner
  • Patent number: 10166837
    Abstract: An idle reduction system for use with an engine can include a main unit including a controller, and a relay controlled by the controller. The relay can be electrically connected between an ignition switch and an electrical power source for starting the engine. A method of reducing idling of an engine can include connecting an idle reduction system, thereby permitting the system to shut down the engine in response to one or more predetermined conditions, the idle reduction system starting the engine in response to at least one of: a) battery voltage being less than a predetermined level, and b) engine temperature being less than a predetermined level, and the idle reduction system controlling operation of at least one of: an auxiliary air conditioner and an auxiliary heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: IDLESAVER LLC
    Inventors: Gary F. Krofchalk, Robert Renner, Ann Renner
  • Publication number: 20170305234
    Abstract: An idle reduction system for use with an engine can include a main unit including a controller, and a relay controlled by the controller. The relay can be electrically connected between an ignition switch and an electrical power source for starting the engine. A method of reducing idling of an engine can include connecting an idle reduction system, thereby permitting the system to shut down the engine in response to one or more predetermined conditions, the idle reduction system starting the engine in response to at least one of : a) battery voltage being less than a predetermined level, and b) engine temperature being less than a predetermined level, and the idle reduction system controlling operation of at least one of: an auxiliary air conditioner and an auxiliary heater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Gary F. KROFCHALK, Robert RENNER, Ann RENNER
  • Patent number: 5270032
    Abstract: A method for treating Candida infections of surfaces and cavities of dentures, the oral and vaginal cavities is disclosed. The method includes contacting an antifungal formulation onto the surface or cavity which is infected with the Candida fungus. The antifungal formulation includes a humectant in a concentration from about 20% to about 80%, lytic activating agents including inorganic monovalent anions and detergents. The antifungal formulation is contacted to the infected surface or cavity by suitable carrier or dispenser. The method is preferably directed towards the treatment of denture stomatitis in the oral cavity. The method preferably includes forming a replica of the denture surface using a suitable fungal growth medium to determine the location and, then, contacting the infected denture surface and surface of the oral cavity with the antifungal formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1993
    Assignee: The Research Foundation of State University of New York
    Inventors: Jerry P. Pollock, Robert Renner, Ralph P. Santarpia, III
  • Patent number: 4411070
    Abstract: A tree-trimming apparatus mounted on a mobile support vehicle. The apparatus includes a telescoping boom pivotally mounted on a pedestal. The pedestal is pivotally mounted to a turntable which is rotatably mounted on the support vehicle. An operator's station is mounted on the pedestal to provide control of the apparatus. A large diameter circular saw is mounted at the end of the boom and is powered by a high speed hydraulic motor to provide high cutting efficiency. A fiberglass boom and electrically non-conductive hoses provide maximum safety for the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1983
    Assignee: Jarraff Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: George A. Boyum, Robert A. Renner, Ralph Lovelace
  • Patent number: 4242947
    Abstract: A hydraulic actuator, readily assemble and disassemble, which can be used for effecting actuation of food processing machinery or bulk bait or other commodity dispensers. Since it is necessary that such devices be safe and non-polluting, components which come in contact with the hydraulic fluid can be made of plastic so that tap water can be utilized as the hydraulic fluid.The actuator is made readily assemble and disassemble by including devices for quick and easy sealing and locking of the component parts. These devices have only a minimal number of subcomponents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1981
    Assignee: Renner and Lovelace, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Renner, Ralph Lovelace
  • Patent number: D868067
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael John Guarniere, Christopher Robert Renner, James Austin Rucker, Scott Edward Van Vliet