Patents by Inventor Robert A. Terry

Robert A. Terry 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: 20240085446
    Abstract: An automated analyzer that receives samples prepared for analysis in an automated pre-analytical module and a method of operation of such automated analyzer. The automated analyzer includes a shuttle transfer station that receives a shuttle carrier from the automated pre-analytical system. The shuttle transfer station has a clamping assembly for the shuttle. The clamping assembly has jaws that advance engagement members into contact with a bottom portion of sample containers disposed in the shuttle. The clamping assembly secures the sample containers in the shuttle when sample is aspirated from the sample containers. The automated analyzer also has a multichannel puncture tool that is adapted to be carried by a robotic gripper mechanism. The multichannel puncture tool has multiple puncture members that each defines a channel Each channel is in communication with a different trough in the consumable. A pipette can pass through the channel in the puncture tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael T. VanSickler, Neil G. Terry, Brian Bell, Steven C. Rotundo, Stephen Robert LaChance, Alyssa Shedlosky
  • Patent number: 11924498
    Abstract: A facility for transferring configuration information to a target media device is described. The facility receives in the target media device a copy of media device settings stored in a source media device distinct from the target media device in a first form in which they are used in the source media device. This copy of media device settings is received by the target media device via a route other than its visual user interface. The facility causes the received copy of media device settings to be transformed into a second form in which they can be used in the target media device. The facility then stores the media receiver settings in the second form in the target media device for use by the target media device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventors: Alan Terry Pattison, Robert Sadler
  • Publication number: 20230357006
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to methods, systems, and apparatus arranged and designed for converting non-methane hydrocarbon gases into multiple product gas streams including a predominately hydrogen gas stream and a predominately methane gas steam. Hydrocarbon gas streams are reformed, cracked, or converted into a synthesis gas stream and methane gas stream by receiving a volume of flare gas or other hydrocarbon liquid or gas feed, where the volume of hydrocarbon feed includes a volume of methane and a volume of nonmethane hydrocarbons. The hydrogen contained in the syngas may be separated into a pure hydrogen gas stream. A corresponding gas conversion system can include a super heater to provide a hydrocarbon feed/steam mixture, a heavy hydrocarbon reactor for synthesis gas formation, and a hydrogen separator to recover the hydrogen portion of the synthesis gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Robert Terry Kennon, Dean C. Hoaglan, Scott V. Johnson, Charles Robert Rapier, Karen Lizeth Delfin
  • Patent number: 11744364
    Abstract: A wall hanging system for hanging an article from a support surface such as a wall. The article may have a first mounting channel that is elongated along a first channel axis. The system includes a surface mounting element that is configured to be coupled to the support surface with a portion of the surface mounting element protruding from the support surface. Furthermore, there is a cam lock slidably coupled to the article along the first mounting channel. The cam lock has a longitudinal axis and a receiving cavity that is configured to receive a distal portion of the portion of the surface mounting element. The cam lock is configured to be locked to the surface mounting element by rotating the cam lock about the longitudinal axis while the distal portion of the portion of the surface mounting element is located within the receiving cavity of the cam lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: MCS Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey William Bastian, Robert Terry Coyle, Jr., Matthew Scott Kressin, Michael Lee Pyle, Steven Patrick McGowan, Richard Joseph Ehrhardt
  • Patent number: 11739541
    Abstract: A cable management system includes a mounting bracket configured for mounting to a wall surface and a detached snap-on type cover member. The mounting bracket includes vertically spaced support ledges for supporting one or more cables in multiple regions of the bracket. The bracket and cover member include mating connection element protrusions which become mutually engaged to snap fit the cover to the bracket in a readily removable manner to access the cable runs. The cables are fully concealed by the cover member. In one embodiment, the bracket and cover member are configured to simulate baseboard molding in appearance and are mounted at the bottom of the wall at the interface with the floor. Coupler members complementary configured to match the profile of the cover members may be detachably coupled thereto to bridge joints or gaps between adjacent sections of cover members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Inventors: Robert Terry Coyle, Jr., Matthew Scott Kressin, Martin Zamorano Fragoso, Geoffrey William Bastian
  • Publication number: 20230255368
    Abstract: A frame assembly for supporting a flat article. In one aspect, the frame assembly may include a stack including a transparent window panel and a frame. The frame may include a floor structure for supporting the stack and an outer annular wall coupled to and surrounding the floor structure, the outer annular wall including a plurality of corners, an outer surface defining a periphery of the frame, an inner surface defining a display cavity, and a front edge that defines a display opening configured to allow the stack to pass therethrough into the display cavity. The outer annular wall may have a non-uniform thickness. The corner portions may have lower and upper portions, with the lower portions having a greater thickness than the lower portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2023
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Applicant: MCS Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Terry Coyle, JR., Matthew Scott Kressin, Geoffrey William Bastian, Michael Lee Pyle
  • Patent number: 11718521
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to methods, systems, and apparatus arranged and designed for converting non-methane hydrocarbon gases into multiple product gas streams including a predominately hydrogen gas stream and a predominately methane gas steam. Hydrocarbon gas streams are reformed, cracked, or converted into a synthesis gas stream and methane gas stream by receiving a volume of flare gas or other hydrocarbon liquid or gas feed, where the volume of hydrocarbon feed includes a volume of methane and volume of nonmethane hydrocarbons. The hydrogen contained in the syngas may be separated into a pure hydrogen gas stream. A corresponding gas conversion system can include a super heater to provide a hydrocarbon feed/steam mixture, a heavy hydrocarbon reactor for synthesis gas formation, and a hydrogen separator to recover the hydrogen portion of the synthesis gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: PROTEUM ENERGY, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Terry Kennon, Dean C. Hoaglan, Scott V. Johnson, Charles Robert Rapier, Karen Lizeth Delfin
  • Publication number: 20230234428
    Abstract: A support apparatus for maintaining a golf cart windshield in a partially open state, a golf cart which includes the support apparatus, and related methods. The support apparatus may include an arm assembly that is length adjustable. First and second suction cup assemblies may be pivotably coupled to opposite ends of the arm assembly. In use, the first suction cup assembly may be adhered to a lower portion of the windshield while the second suction cup assembly is adhered to an upper portion of the windshield to maintain the windshield in one of a plurality of different partially open positions. The particular open state/position of the windshield may be dictated by the length of the arm assembly, the angle of the first and second suction cup assemblies relative to the arm assembly, and the position of the first suction cup assembly along the lower portion of the windshield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2023
    Publication date: July 27, 2023
    Inventors: Joshua Ryan MacNeel, Robert Terry Coyle, JR., Richard Joseph Ehrhardt
  • Publication number: 20230235575
    Abstract: A decorative moulding assembly for a wall or ceiling in an interior space. The decorative moulding assembly may include a first moulding piece and a second moulding piece each having an ornamental front surface, a rear surface, and a channel in the rear surface and a connector for connecting the first and second moulding pieces together. The connector may include a first portion that nests within the channel of the first moulding piece and a second portion that nests within the channel of the second moulding piece. The first portion of the connector may include a U-shaped body having first and second legs that deflect inwardly towards one another as the first portion of the connector is being inserted into the first channel of the first moulding piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Publication date: July 27, 2023
    Inventors: Matthew Scott Kressin, Martin Zamorano Fragoso, Robert Terry Coyle, JR.
  • Publication number: 20230201385
    Abstract: The invention relates to a non-invasive imaging method of bacteria. One embodiment comprises labeling the bacteria with a radioisotope, then delivering it to the gut of a human or animal. Another embodiment is to label bacteriophages, then administer them to a human or animal, so that they infect (and thus co-localize with) bacteria already resident in the human or animal. The bacteriophage can then be imaged, showing the location of the resident bacteria of interest. In another embodiment, the invention is related more generally to the labelling of bacteria or bacteriophages with a radio-metal or radioisotope to render the labeled gut bacteria and the bacteria in the body visible to nuclear medicine PET and SPECT imaging guided by functional/structural MRI and/or CT imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Inventors: Donna E. GOLDHAWK, Jeremy BURTON, Michael SILVERMAN, Frank S. PRATO, Sarah Catherine DONNELLY, Steven FOSTER, Robert Terry THOMPSON, Michael ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20230190015
    Abstract: A frame apparatus for displaying an article. The frame apparatus includes a support structure having a frame and a backer panel. A plurality of slots are formed into the backer panel that include a first slot that is elongated along a first axis that is parallel to top and bottom edges of the support structure and a second slot that is elongated along a second axis that is parallel to lateral edges of the support structure. The frame apparatus may include a hanging element for hanging the support structure from a support surface such as a wall. The hanging element may be configured to be slidably coupled to the support structure such that the hanging element can slide back and forth within one of the slots while remaining coupled to the support structure. This structure enables the frame apparatus to move side-to-side along the support surface while hanging therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2023
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Inventors: Luis Jaime Hernandez, Martin Zamorano Fragoso, Michael Lee Pyle, Robert Terry Coyle, JR., Matthew Scott Kressin
  • Patent number: 11617458
    Abstract: A frame assembly for supporting a flat article. In one aspect, the frame assembly may include a stack including a transparent window panel and a frame. The frame may include a floor structure for supporting the stack and an outer annular wall coupled to and surrounding the floor structure, the outer annular wall including a plurality of corners, an outer surface defining a periphery of the frame, an inner surface defining a display cavity, and a front edge that defines a display opening configured to allow the stack to pass therethrough into the display cavity. The inner surface of the outer annular wall may include a plurality of recessed regions, each of the recessed regions encompassing one of the corners of the outer annular wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Inventors: Robert Terry Coyle, Jr., Matthew Scott Kressin
  • Patent number: 11607060
    Abstract: A frame apparatus for displaying an article. The frame apparatus includes a support structure having a frame and a backer panel. A plurality of slots are formed into the backer panel that include a first slot that is elongated along a first axis that is parallel to top and bottom edges of the support structure and a second slot that is elongated along a second axis that is parallel to lateral edges of the support structure. The frame apparatus also includes a hanging element for hanging the support structure from a support surface such as a wall. The hanging element is configured to be slidably coupled to the support structure such that the hanging element can slide back and forth within one of the slots while remaining coupled to the support structure. This structure enables the frame apparatus to move side-to-side along the support surface while hanging therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Inventors: Luis Jaime Hernandez, Martin Zamorano Fragoso, Michael Lee Pyle, Robert Terry Coyle, Jr., Matthew Scott Kressin
  • Publication number: 20230076157
    Abstract: A furniture assembly and/or a mechanical coupling system for coupling furniture parts together to form an assembled article of furniture. The furniture assembly may include first and second furniture parts, each of which includes a board or other structural member and a coupler. The first furniture part may include a male coupler attached to the board and the second furniture part may include a female coupler attached to the board. The male and female couplers may be coupled together to thereby couple the first and second furniture parts together to form the assembled article of furniture. The male and female couplers may include engagement features that facilitate the coupling of the furniture parts together and to prevent them from becoming detached during normal use of the assembled article of furniture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Inventors: Geoffrey William Bastian, Michael Lee Pyle, Matthew Scott Kressin, Robert Terry Coyle, JR.
  • Publication number: 20230002222
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to methods, systems, and apparatus arranged and designed for converting non-methane hydrocarbon gases into multiple product gas streams including a predominately hydrogen gas stream and a predominately methane gas steam. Hydrocarbon gas streams are reformed, cracked, or converted into a synthesis gas stream and methane gas stream by receiving a volume of flare gas or other hydrocarbon liquid or gas feed, where the volume of hydrocarbon feed includes a volume of methane and volume of nonmethane hydrocarbons. The hydrogen contained in the syngas may be separated into a pure hydrogen gas stream. A corresponding gas conversion system can include a super heater to provide a hydrocarbon feed/steam mixture, a heavy hydrocarbon reactor for synthesis gas formation, and a hydrogen separator to recover the hydrogen portion of the synthesis gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Robert Terry Kennon, Dean C. Hoaglan, Scott V. Johnson, Charles Robert Rapier, Karen Lizeth Delfin
  • Patent number: 11530716
    Abstract: A wall hanging system by which a wall décor item such as a ledge, a frame, artwork, or the like may be mounted to and hung from a wall. The wall hanging system may include a first mounting assembly that is coupled to the wall and a second mounting assembly that is coupled to the wall décor item. The first and second mounting assemblies may be engaged to mount the wall décor item from the wall. One of the first and second mounting assemblies may include a post and the other of the first and second mounting assemblies may include a cavity. The post may be inserted into an insertion portion of the cavity and then slid to a nesting portion of the cavity to lock the first mounting assembly to the second mounting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Inventors: Geoffrey William Bastian, Michael Lee Pyle, Matthew Scott Kressin, Robert Terry Coyle, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20220395114
    Abstract: A method of assembling a frame which includes positioning a first frame member adjacent to a second frame member, the first and second frame members having channel with a mounting surface; providing a reinforcement bracket having a plate with a front surface and a rear surface, a first mounting element extending from the rear surface of the plate, and a second mounting element extending from the rear surface of the plate; applying an adhesive along at least one of: (1) the mounting surfaces of the frame members; and (2) the first and second mounting elements of the reinforcement bracket; and positioning the first and second mounting elements into the channels and pressing the first and second mounting elements against the mounting surfaces to adhesively attach the reinforcement bracket to the first and second frame members and thereby couple the first and second frame members together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2022
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Inventors: Steven Patrick McGowan, Robert Terry Coyle, JR.
  • Patent number: D972401
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Inventors: Geoffrey William Bastian, Robert Terry Coyle, Jr., Matthew Scott Kressin
  • Patent number: D999049
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Inventors: Geoffrey William Bastian, Michael Lee Pyle, Matthew Scott Kressin, Robert Terry Coyle, Jr.
  • Patent number: D1000935
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventors: Steven Patrick McGowan, Robert Terry Coyle, Jr., Richard Joseph Ehrhardt