Patents by Inventor Robert A. Walker

Robert A. Walker 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: 20240168737
    Abstract: Systems and methods that provide a mechanism to transition static schema to dynamic schema while maintaining backwards capability. Simple removal of static schema elements, followed by replacement with dynamic schema elements, make a third-party code incompatible since the third-party code references schema entities that no longer exist. Provided is a mechanism to decrease the memory use of non-material static schema entities. Transitioning static schema to dynamic schema allows the database to avoid loading non-material schema entities, thereby decreasing overall memory usage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: Marin CREANGA, Dylan ELLICOTT, Robert WALKER
  • Patent number: 11991316
    Abstract: There is provided a mechanism that allows automated calls made from a set of one or more numbers to be detected and routed in an appropriate manner. The calls are classified based, at least in part, on one or more features of a call frequency time series that is generated from data representing a plurality of calls previously made from a set of one or more numbers by determining a respective number of calls made by the set of numbers during each of a plurality of time intervals. The classification indicates whether the calls include automated calls. Further calls from the set of numbers are routed in accordance with the classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Joanne Walker, Robert Claxton
  • Publication number: 20240158542
    Abstract: Catalyst systems comprising one or more metal-ligand complexes according to formula (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Robert David Grigg, Brad C. Bailey, James A. Walker, Sukrit Mukhopadhyay
  • Publication number: 20240140281
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to an autonomous vehicle configurable for transportation of either passengers, cargo, or both. The various aspects of this disclosure, which include moveable seat assemblies, a door arrangement, and storage bins, among other things, provide the vehicle with increased functionality and versatility, leading to more efficient vehicle use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2024
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: Michael John Harmon, Robert Walker
  • Patent number: 11972152
    Abstract: Commands in a command queue are received and scheduled. For each of the commands, scheduling includes determining an age of a command based on an entrance time of the command in the command queue. When the age of the command satisfies a first threshold, marking all other commands in the command queue as not issuable when the command is a deterministic command, and marking all other commands in the command queue as not issuable when the command is a non-deterministic command and the intermediate command queue is not empty. Scheduling the command further includes determining whether the command is a read command and marking the command as not issuable when the command is a non-deterministic read command and the intermediate command queue is empty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventors: Patrick A. La Fratta, Robert Walker
  • Publication number: 20240122110
    Abstract: An agricultural system includes a header with a feed roller configured to engage a crop and to drive material other than grain (MOG) of the crop toward a field. The agricultural system also includes a chopper configured to cut the MOG driven toward the field by the feed roller for discharge from the agricultural system and a control system configured to output a control signal to adjust a speed of the chopper relative to a speed of the feed roller based on a size of the MOG discharged from the agricultural system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Bart M. A. Missotten, Dre Waltherus Joachim Jongmans, Arno Leenknegt, Cory Douglas Hunt, Jethro Martin, Karl Robert Linde, Eric Lee Walker
  • Publication number: 20240108212
    Abstract: The eye imaging system for producing images with reduced speckle artifacts may comprise a laser diode for providing a beam of radiation to the eye; a detector for collecting light returning from the eye and generating output signals in response thereto, the detector having a sensor integration time; a driver circuit for applying a modulated drive signal to the laser diode, the modulated drive signal inducing a spectral broadening of the beam of radiation during the sensor integration time. The laser diode may be a single-mode laser designed to operate at a fixed current and wavelength. The drive signal may be modulated by shaping a drive current pulse. The drive signal may be modulated by imposing an RF modulation on a drive current pulse. The drive signal may be further modulated by shaping a drive current pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.
    Inventors: Conor Leahy, An-Dien Nguyen, Robert Sprowl, Jochen Straub, John Walker
  • Patent number: 11939311
    Abstract: Provided herein are surfactant compounds that can be used to aid in preparation of protein samples for analysis, for example by mass spectrometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Promega Corporation
    Inventors: Joel Walker, Sergei Saveliev, Zhiyang Zeng, Robert Kargbo, Hui Wang, Sergiy Levin, Valerie Ressler, Jun Zhang, Ce Shi, Harry Tetsuo Uyeda, Jean Osterman, Min Zhou, Prabin Rai, Wenhui Zhou
  • Patent number: 11941660
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing conversion path performance measures and reports. In one aspect, user interaction data are obtained, were the user interaction data specify user interactions for a plurality of conversions. User interactions that are associated with each conversion are selected from the user interaction data, where the associated user interactions for each conversion are user interactions with a converting user during the conversion cycle for the conversion. Using the user interaction data for the selected user interactions, a quantity of user interactions that are associated with each conversion and occurred during the conversion cycle for the conversion are determined. In turn, conversion path performance measures are computed and reports specifying the conversion path performance measures are generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Sissie Ling-Ie Hsiao, Chao Cai, Eric W. Ewald, Cameron M. Tangney, Robert A. Walker, II, Japjit Tulsi, Ming Lei, Zhimin He
  • Patent number: 11928055
    Abstract: A system generating, using a first addressable unit address decoder, a first addressable unit address based on an input address, an interleaving factor, and a number of first addressable units. The system then generating, using an internal address decoder, an internal address based on the input address, the interleaving factor, and the number of first addressable units. Generating the internal address includes: determining a lower address value by extracting lower bits of the internal address, determining an upper address value by extracting upper bits of the internal address, and adding the lower address value to the upper address value to generate the internal address. Using an internal power-of-two address boundary decoder and the internal address, the system then generating a second addressable unit address, a third addressable unit address, a fourth addressable unit address, and a fifth addressable unit address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. La Fratta, Robert Walker, Chandrasekhar Nagarajan
  • Patent number: 11920430
    Abstract: A wellbore anchoring device having an adjustable injection valve is disclosed. The anchoring device can include the adjustable injection valve and a spring. The spring can be positioned adjacent to the adjustable injection valve. The spring can include an initial pressure setting that is adjustable prior to the anchoring device being positioned in a wellbore to adjust a cracking pressure of the adjustable injection valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Rennison, Roger Clark, Geir Jørgensen, Robert Walker, Kristoffer Landre, Katherine Davies
  • Publication number: 20240071593
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that provide smart alerts to users, e.g., alerts to users about diabetic states that are only provided when it makes sense to do so, e.g., when the system can predict or estimate that the user is not already cognitively aware of their current condition, e.g., particularly where the current condition is a diabetic state warranting attention. In this way, the alert or alarm is personalized and made particularly effective for that user. Such systems and methods still alert the user when action is necessary, e.g., a bolus or temporary basal rate change, or provide a response to a missed bolus or a need for correction, but do not alert when action is unnecessary, e.g., if the user is already estimated or predicted to be cognitively aware of the diabetic state warranting attention, or if corrective action was already taken.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Anna Leigh DAVIS, Scott M. BELLIVEAU, Naresh C. BHAVARAJU, Leif N. BOWMAN, Rita M. CASTILLO, Alexandra Elena CONSTANTIN, Rian W. DRAEGER, Laura J. DUNN, Gary Brian GABLE, Arturo GARCIA, Thomas HALL, Hari HAMPAPURAM, Christopher Robert HANNEMANN, Anna Claire HARLEY-TROCHIMCZYK, Nathaniel David HEINTZMAN, Andrea Jean JACKSON, Lauren Hruby JEPSON, Apurv Ullas KAMATH, Katherine Yerre KOEHLER, Aditya Sagar MANDAPAKA, Samuel Jere MARSH, Gary A. MORRIS, Subrai Girish PAI, Andrew Attila PAL, Nicholas POLYTARIDIS, Philip Thomas PUPA, Eli REIHMAN, Ashley Anne RINDFLEISCH, Sofie Wells SCHUNK, Peter C. SIMPSON, Daniel S. SMITH, Stephen J. VANSLYKE, Matthew T. VOGEL, Tomas C. WALKER, Benjamin Elrod WEST, Atiim Joseph WILEY
  • Patent number: 11904742
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to an autonomous vehicle configurable for transportation of either passengers, cargo, or both. The various aspects of this disclosure, which include moveable seat assemblies, a door arrangement, and storage bins, among other things, provide the vehicle with increased functionality and versatility, leading to more efficient vehicle use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael John Harmon, Robert Walker
  • Publication number: 20240012195
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for inscribing a high-temperature stable Bragg grating in an optical waveguide, comprising the steps of: providing the optical waveguide; providing electromagnetic radiation from an ultrashort pulse duration laser, wherein the wavelength of the electromagnetic radiation has a characteristic wavelength in the wavelength range from 150 nanometers (nm) to 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Cyril HNATOVSKY, Nurmemet ABDUKERIM, Dan GROBNIC, Robert WALKER, Stephen MIHAILOV, Ping LU, Huimin DING, David COULAS, Kasthuri DE SILVA
  • Patent number: 11868746
    Abstract: Systems and methods that provide a mechanism to transition static schema to dynamic schema while maintaining backwards capability. Simple removal of static schema elements, followed by replacement with dynamic schema elements, make a third-party code incompatible since the third-party code references schema entities that no longer exist. Provided is a mechanism to decrease the memory use of non-material static schema entities. Transitioning static schema to dynamic schema allows the database to avoid loading non-material schema entities, thereby decreasing overall memory usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Kinaxis Inc.
    Inventors: Marin Creanga, Dylan Ellicott, Robert Walker
  • Patent number: 11835402
    Abstract: In one aspect the invention provides a soft electronic component having a signal electrode and one or more shielding electrodes overlapping the signal electrode to shield the signal electrode, wherein the soft electronic component is arranged to provide one or more signal-coupling regions in which the signal electrode is exposed by the one or more shielding electrodes to allow capacitive coupling of the signal electrode to a signal electrode of another component, wherein the one or more shielding electrodes are arranged to provide one or more shield-coupling regions to allow the capacitive coupling of a shielding electrode to the other component, and wherein the coupling region is covered by a dielectric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: SENSOR HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Christopher Robert Walker
  • Patent number: 11836096
    Abstract: Described apparatuses and methods relate to a memory-flow control register for a memory system that may support a nondeterministic protocol. To help manage the flow of memory requests in a system, a memory device can include logic, such as a hardware register, that can store values indicative of a total number of memory requests that are serviceable by the memory device at a time. The logic can be configured by device manufacturers during assembly. The manufacturers can determine the limits or capabilities of the system, based on the components and structures, and publish the capabilities, including QoS, based on the limits. When the memory device is connected to a host, the host can read the values and limit the number of memory requests sent to the device based on the values. Accordingly, the memory-flow control register can improve latency and bandwidth in accessing a memory device over an interconnect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikesh Agarwal, Robert Walker, Laurent Isenegger
  • Publication number: 20230368791
    Abstract: Systems and processes for application integration with a digital assistant are provided. In accordance with one example, a method includes, at an electronic device having one or more processors and memory, receiving a natural-language user input; identifying, with the one or more processors, an intent object of a set of intent objects and a parameter associated with the intent, where the intent object and the parameter are derived from the natural-language user input. The method further includes identifying a software application associated with the intent object of the set of intent objects; and providing the intent object and the parameter to the software application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventors: Robert A. WALKER, II, Brandon J. NEWENDORP, Rohit DASARI, Richard D. GIULI, Thomas R. GRUBER, Carey E. RADEBAUGH, Ashish GARG, Vineet KHOSLA, Jonathan H. RUSSELL, Corey PETERSON
  • Publication number: 20230333313
    Abstract: T-phase-shifted fiber Bragg gratings in optical waveguides, and methods of formation thereof. Sensing apparatus comprising such gratings using femtosecond pulse duration lasers and specialized transmission diffraction elements or phase masks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Inventors: Cyril HNATOVSKY, Dan GROBNIC, Stephen MIHAILOV, Robert WALKER, Ping LU, Huimin DING, David COULAS, Kasthuri DE SILVA
  • Publication number: 20230319024
    Abstract: A secure control system includes a network of multiplexers that control end/field devices of an infrastructure system, such as an electric power grid. The multiplexers have a default secure lockdown state that prevents remote access to data on the multiplexers and prevents modification of software or firmware of the multiplexer. One or more of the multiplexers include a physical authentication device that confirms the physical proximity of a trusted individual when remote access is requested. A user accesses the network and one of the multiplexers remotely by way of login credentials. The trusted individual confirms the identity of the remote user and operates the physical authentication device connected with and in proximity to that multiplexer, thereby confirming that the remote user can be trusted to access data and reconfigure the multiplexers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Michael David Kramarczyk, Emmanuel Duvelson, Robert Walker