Patents by Inventor Robert A. Russell

Robert A. Russell 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: 20230020175
    Abstract: An automatic vertical farming system may include a frame defining at least one growth area and configured to support a plurality of vertical plant growth structures within the at least one growth area. The system may include at least one light, at least one liquid conduit, and at least one gas conduit. The system may include at least one robot disposed on a top side of the frame and movably supported by the frame. The at least one robot may include at least one tool configured to manipulate the plurality of vertical plant growth structures. The system may include a control system including at least one processor configured to automatically control illumination by the at least one light, liquid flow through the at least one liquid conduit, gas flow through the at least one gas conduit, and operation of the at least one robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicant: ONEPOINTONE, INC.
    Inventors: Samuel Bernard Clifford BERTRAM, John Russell Bertram, Sara Sadae Kuwahara, Robert Thomas McDonald, Travis Alexander Woodrow, Scot Andrew Tomer, Paul David Mahacek, Zach Daniel Bellay, Daniel James Buckley, Robert John Drazovich, Ian Scott Knight, Sebastian Alexander Schwartz, Anthony Yu
  • Patent number: 11555465
    Abstract: A method and a system for diagnosing positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) systems are disclosed. In one example, the method diagnoses a PCV system based on a pressure that may be observed during engine cranking. In another example, the PCV system is diagnosed during vehicle driving conditions after the engine exits cranking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Couzens, Jonathan Saville, Robert Jentz, Matthew Russell Carpenter, Michael Casedy, Adam Krach
  • Patent number: 11541340
    Abstract: A turbine engine having an inducer assembly. The inducer assembly includes a centrifugal separator fluidly coupled to an inducer with an inducer inlet and an inducer outlet. The centrifugal separator includes a body, an angular velocity increaser to form a concentrated-particle stream and a reduced-particle stream, a flow splitter, and an exit conduit fluidly coupled to the body to receive the reduced-particle stream and define a separator outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Timothy Deryck Stone, Gregory Michael Laskowski, Robert Proctor, Curtis Stover, Robert Francis Manning, Victor Hugo Silva Correia, Jared Peter Buhler, Robert Carl Murray, Corey Bourassa, Byron Andrew Pritchard, Jr., Jonathan Russell Ratzlaff
  • Patent number: 11541491
    Abstract: A fastening system including a frame, a movement control assembly, a fastener drive assembly and a collar presenting assembly. The frame can be coupled to an outside structure, for example, with a part that is to be coupled with a fastener attached to the frame. The movement control assembly is configured to controllably move the fastener drive assembly relative to the frame and the part so as to grasp the collar of the fastener, engage the threaded pin of the fastener and to threadedly engage the two structures together. The collar presenting assembly presents a collar of a fastener to the fastener drive assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: JR AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Nathan Anderson, Joseph Robert Russell
  • Patent number: 11542893
    Abstract: An evaporative emissions control system includes a first vent valve configured to selectively open and close a first vent, a second vent valve configured to selectively open and close a second vent, a fuel level sensor configured to sense a fuel level in the fuel tank, a pressure sensor configured to sense a pressure in the fuel tank, an accelerometer configured to measure an acceleration of the vehicle, and a controller configured to regulate operation of the first and second vent valves to provide pressure relief for the fuel tank. The controller is programmed to determine if a refueling event is occurring based one signals indicating the fuel level is increasing, the pressure in the fuel tank is increasing, and the vehicle is not moving, and open at least one of the first and second vent valves based on determining the refueling event is occurring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Max Russell Franklin, Nikhil Nahar, Vaughn Kevin Mills, Mark Beaupre, Matthew Memmer, Steven L. Ambrose, Robert P. Benjey
  • Patent number: 11527069
    Abstract: Poses of a person depicted within video frame may be determined. The poses of the person may be used to generate intermediate video frames between the video frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Russell, Robert McIntosh
  • Publication number: 20220390322
    Abstract: According to examples, a system for measuring polarization dependent loss (PDL) for a device-under-test (DUT) may include a tunable laser, a polarization element and a power meter. The tunable laser may emit an optical signal to sweep across an optical band at a constant rate. The polarization element may scramble polarizations states of the optical signal emitted from the tunable laser. The power meter may take power measurements associated with the optical signal emitted from the tunable laser, wherein the power measurements from the power meter are used to determine a maximum insertion loss (IL) and a minimum insertion loss (IL) associated with the device-under-test (DUT). An average insertion loss (IL) and a polarization dependent loss (PDL) for the device-under-test (DUT) may be calculated based on the maximum insertion loss (IL) and the minimum insertion loss (IL) associated with the device-under-test (DUT).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicant: VIAVI SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Luis Andre Neves Paiva FERNANDES, Robert Matthew ADAMS, Christopher Russell WAGNER, Joshua Benjamin Julius PHILIPSON, Eugene CHAN
  • Patent number: 11512169
    Abstract: A semicrystalline polyphenylsulfone, has the structure Formula (I) wherein n and R are defined herein. The semicrystalline polyphenylsulfone, which exhibits a crystalline melting point in a range of 215 to 270° C., can be prepared from amorphous polyphenylsulfone using a solvent-induced crystallization method. An additive manufacturing method utilizing particles of the semicrystalline polyphenylsulfone is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: SHPP GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Elena Miloskovska, Bruke Jofore, Robert Russell Gallucci
  • Patent number: 11492977
    Abstract: A system for modulating air flow in a gas turbine engine is provided. The system may include a seal wall comprising an opening, a seal door configured to slideably engage the seal wall, and an actuator configured to move the seal door over the opening. In various embodiments, the system may include a surface forward of the seal door. The seal door may be configured to seal a passage through the surface and the opening of the seal wall. A track may be disposed under the seal door. The track may comprise cobalt. Rollers may be coupled to the seal door with the rollers on the track. The seal door may comprise a nickel-chromium alloy. A sync ring may be coupled to the seal door. The actuator may be coupled through the sync ring to the seal door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas W. Kantany, Edward Boucher, Kristine Marie Carnavos, Robert Russell Mayer, Donald W. Peters
  • Patent number: 11483988
    Abstract: An automatic vertical farming system may include a frame defining at least one growth area and configured to support a plurality of vertical plant growth structures within the at least one growth area. The system may include at least one light, at least one liquid conduit, and at least one gas conduit. The system may include at least one robot disposed on a top side of the frame and movably supported by the frame. The at least one robot may include at least one tool configured to manipulate the plurality of vertical plant growth structures. The system may include a control system including at least one processor configured to automatically control illumination by the at least one light, liquid flow through the at least one liquid conduit, gas flow through the at least one gas conduit, and operation of the at least one robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: OnePointOne, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Bernard Clifford Bertram, John Russell Bertram, Sara Sadae Kuwahara, Robert Thomas McDonald, Travis Alexander Woodrow, Scot Andrew Tomer, Paul David Mahacek, Zach Daniel Bellay, Daniel James Buckley, Robert John Drazovich, Ian Scott Knight, Sebastian Alexander Schwartz, Anthony Yu
  • Publication number: 20220333140
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for the integration of a CO-consuming process, such as a gas fermentation process, with a CO2 to CO conversion system. The disclosure is capable of utilizing a CO2-comprising gaseous substrate generated by an industrial process and provides for one or more removal modules to remove at least one constituent from a CO2-comprising gaseous substrate prior to passage of the gaseous substrate to a CO2 to CO conversion system. The disclosure may further comprise one or more pressure modules, one or more CO2 concentration modules, one or more O2 separation modules, and/or a water electrolysis module. Carbon conversion efficiency is increased by recycling CO2 produced by a CO-consuming process to the CO2 to CO conversion process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Robert John Conrado, Sean Dennis Simpson, Michael Emerson Martin, Jason Carl Bromley, Richard Russell Rosin
  • Publication number: 20220325217
    Abstract: An integrated process and system for the production of at least one gas fermentation product from a gaseous stream has been developed. The disclosure provides improved carbon utilization through both the recycle of a bioreactor tail gas via various different flow schemes and the employment of a CO2 to CO conversion system such as a reverse water gas shift unit. Recycling of the bioreactor tail gas and employment of a CO2 to CO conversion process provides for favourable H2:CO molar ratios of the feed to the gas fermentation bioreactor(s) for enhanced production of fermentation products. Bypass embodiments provide for optimal sizing of the reverse water gas shift unit to minimize cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Robert John Conrado, Sean Dennis Simpson, Michael Emerson Martin, Jason Carl Bromley, Darren Earl Youngs, Richard Russell Rosin
  • Publication number: 20220325227
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for the integration of a fermentation process with at least one electrolysis process, a CO2 to CO conversion unit, and a C1-generating industrial process. In particular, the disclosure provides process and a system for utilizing electrolysis products, for example H2 and/or O2 in a CO2 to CO conversion unit to improve the process efficiency of at least one of the fermentation processes or the C1-generating industrial process. More particularly, the disclosure provides a process in which H2 generated by electrolysis is passed to a CO2 to CO conversion unit to improve the substrate efficiency for a fermentation process, and the O2 generated by electrolysis process is used to improve the composition of the C1-containing tail gas generated by the C1-generating industrial process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Robert John Conrado, Sean Dennis Simpson, Michael Emerson Martin, Jason Carl Bromley, Richard Russell Rosin
  • Publication number: 20220325216
    Abstract: The disclosure provides methods to improve the economics of the gas fermentation process. A fermentation process is integrated with an industrial or syngas process and an reverse water gas shift process. An intermittent supply of reverse water gas shift process feedstock from the reverse water gas shift process is provided to the bioreactor for fermentation. The reverse water gas shift process feedstock may supplement or partially displace the C1 feedstock from the industrial or syngas process. Whether the reverse water gas shift process feedstock supplements or displaces the C1 feedstock may be based upon a function of the cost per unit of the C1 feedstock, the cost per unit of the reverse water gas shift process feedstock, and the value per unit of the fermentation product, or may depend upon the target gas ratio of the feedstock to the gas fermentation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Robert John Conrado, Sean Dennis Simpson, Michael Emerson Martin, Jason Carl Bromley, Richard Russell Rosin, Darren Earl Youngs
  • Publication number: 20220313380
    Abstract: A surgical robotic system comprising: a robotic arm; a tool drive coupled to the robotic arm; a cannula interface configured to couple a cannula to the tool drive, the cannula interface having a fluid pathway in communication with an interior lumen of the cannula; and an insufflation pathway coupled to the robotic arm, the insufflation pathway having a distal end coupled to the fluid pathway and a proximal end coupled to a surgical insufflator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Geoffrey Robert Russell, Omar J. Vakharia, John H. Magnasco
  • Publication number: 20220311226
    Abstract: The disclosed technology includes a line pulling system that may include an engagement assembly, which may include an engagement cable configured to be pushed or pulled. The assembly may also include a cable mounting assembly connected to the support member and the engagement cable, a hinged linkage connected to the support member and the engagement cable and configured to partially rotate in response to a push or pull from the engagement cable, an engagement arm connected to the hinged linkage and configured to move according to the rotation motion of hinged linkage, a coupling ring connected to the engagement arm and configured to transition between an engaged position and a disengaged position in response to movement from the engagement arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Tim Hanson, Nathan Russell, Reginald Jones, Robert Post, Erik Bracker
  • Publication number: 20220306606
    Abstract: Compounds of Formula I: pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, deuterated derivatives of any of the foregoing, and metabolites of any of the foregoing are disclosed. Pharmaceutical compositions comprising the same, methods of treating cystic fibrosis using the same, and methods for making the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Timothy Alcacio, Minson Baek, Peter Grootenhuis, Sara Sabina Hadida Ruah, Robert M. Hughes, Ali Keshavarz-Shokri, Rachel McAuley-Aoki, Jason McCartney, Mark Thomas Miller, Fredrick Van Goor, Beili Zhang, Corey Anderson, Thomas Cleveland, Bryan A. Frieman, Haripada Khatuya, Pramod Virupax Joshi, Paul John Krenitsky, Vito Melillo, Fabrice Jean Denis Pierre, Andreas P. Termin, Johnny Uy, Jinglan Zhou, Alexander Russell Abela, Brett Bradley Busch, Prasuna Paraselli
  • Patent number: 11453655
    Abstract: Compounds of Formula (I): pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, deuterated derivatives of any of the foregoing, and metabolites of any of the foregoing are disclosed. Pharmaceutical compositions comprising the same, methods of treating cystic fibrosis using the same, and methods for making the same are also disclosed. Also disclosed are solid state forms of Compound 1 and salts and solvates thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
    Inventors: Alexander Russell Abela, Timothy Alcacio, Corey Anderson, Paul Timothy Angell, Minson Baek, Jeremy J. Clemens, Thomas Cleveland, Lori Ann Ferris, Peter Diederik Jan Grootenhuis, Raymond Stanley Gross, Anton V. Gulevich, Sara Sabina Hadida Ruah, Clara Kuang-Ju Hsia, Robert M. Hughes, Pramod Virupax Joshi, Ping Kang, Ali Keshavarz-Shokri, Haripada Khatuya, Paul John Krenitsky, Jason McCartney, Mark Thomas Miller, Prasuna Paraselli, Fabrice Jean Denis Pierre, Yi Shi, Muna Shrestha, David Andrew Siesel, Kathy Stavropoulos, Andreas P. Termin, Fredrick F. Van Goor, Johnny Uy, Timothy John Young, Jinglan Zhou
  • Publication number: 20220298407
    Abstract: A deposit-inhibiting composition has been developed that provides an advantageous reduction in the deposits of solids in the near wellbore region, and in equipment and lines used for crude oil production and processing. The deposit-inhibiting compositions contain a surface-active component comprising a phosphate ester component, a sulfurized olefin component, or a combination thereof; a polyalkylene ester; and an imidazoline compound. The deposit-inhibiting compositions are particularly useful as flow agents for delivery to a subsea wellhead via an umbilical line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher Alexander Russell, Emily Teresa Pohl, Rebecca Michele Lucente-Schultz, Andrew Robert Neilson, Saugata Gon, Pritesh Shivshankar Sharma, Tran-Bich Thi Cao, Andrea Brenda Gutierrez
  • Publication number: 20220274158
    Abstract: A method and rivet apparatus comprise a rivet block, the rivet block comprising a rivet block, a pin bore, and a rivet feed bore. The rivet block is comprised of a top end and a bottom end. The pin bore includes a top end and a bottom end and is disposed within the rivet block. The pin bore extends from the top end to the bottom end of the rivet block and guides a rivet pin that slides downward within the pin bore to push a head of a rivet into a workpiece. The rivet feed bore includes a top end and a bottom end and is disposed within the rivet block. The rivet feed bore extends from the top end to the bottom end of the rivet block, accepts the rivet at the top end of the rivet feed bore, and guides the rivet to the bottom end of the rivet feed bore. The rivet feed bore intersecting the pin bore between the top end and the bottom end of the pin bore at an oblique angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Joseph Robert Russell, Jason R. Turman, Ryan Nathan Anderson, Marcos Merino, Gabriel C. Van't Land