Patents by Inventor Robert A. Wells

Robert A. Wells 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: 20240094445
    Abstract: A liquid lens with flexible transparent active layers on both sides of a fluid is transformed along two distinct deformation axes. The flexible transparent active layers include piezoelectric materials that actuate the lens in response to applied voltage(s). The piezoelectric properties and actuation mechanism of the transparent layers are arranged to deform the lens cylindrically along different axes resulting in a net spherical deformation or a combination of spherical and cylindrical deformation with substantially less distortion than spherically deforming layers. The piezoelectric active layers may be polymer or ceramic with isotropic or anisotropic mechanical stiffness. Alternatively, a pair of transparent, internal layers are positioned between the front and rear surfaces. The active layers, front and/or rear, are dual layers affixed together with an adhesive or single layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2022
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicant: Meta Platforms Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Nagi ELABBASI, Christopher Yuan Ting LIAO, Jonathan Robert PETERSON, Sheng YE, Eugene CHO, Spencer Allan WELLS, Andrew John OUDERKIRK, Emma MULLEN
  • Patent number: 10977675
    Abstract: A consumer lead enhancement system comprises a vendor criteria database, a web server, and a matching engine. The vendor criteria database is configured to store vendor criteria for receiving leads regarding consumers. The web server is configured to request from a consumer a first set of consumer characteristics and a second set of consumer characteristics. The matching engine is configured to compare the consumer characteristics with information in the vendor criteria database in order to match the consumer with one or more vendors so that the system is capable of generating a lead and transmitting the lead to the vendors. If the consumer provides the second set of consumer characteristics, the consumer may be matched to vendors based on the second set of consumer characteristics. Otherwise the consumer may be matched to vendors based on the first set of consumer characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: LMB Mortgage Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Principe Semprevivo, Matthew Robert Wells
  • Patent number: 10943211
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a non-transitory machine-readable medium that stores a program. The program receives a request for suppliers associated with a location and a category. The program also identifies a matrix, a hierarchy of locations associated with the matrix, and a hierarchy of categories associated with the matrix. The program further determines a set of suppliers by based on the location, the category, the matrix, the hierarchy of locations, and the hierarchy of categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Sudhir Bhojwani, Lalitha Rajagopalan, Anil Mandava, Robert Wells, Tanvi Bakul Shah, Maria Elena Gammon, Prashant Bhagat, Steven Weigand, Yuan Tung, Gopalakrishnan Sundaram
  • Patent number: 10558945
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a program that receives, from a first system, a copy of master data. The program also receives a master data modification rule. The program further receives, from a second system, a first request to modify a value of a second field of data in the second system with a new value. In response to the first request, the program also identifies the master data modification rule. The program further performs a set of validation operations specified in the master data modification rule. Based on the performance of the set of validation operation, the program also modifies the first field in the copy of the master data with the new value based on the supplier identifier and sends a second request to the first system to modify the first field in the master data managed by the first system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Sudhir Bhojwani, Lalitha Rajagopalan, Anil Mandava, Robert Wells, Tanvi Bakul Shah, Maria Elena Gammon, Prashant Bhagat, Steven Weigand, Yuan Tung
  • Publication number: 20200019933
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a non-transitory machine-readable medium that stores a program. The program receives a request for questions associated with a location and a category. The program also identifies a matrix, a hierarchy of locations associated with the matrix, and a hierarchy of categories associated with the matrix. The program further determines an aggregate collection of questions from a plurality of sets of questions based on the matrix, the hierarchy of locations, and the hierarchy of categories. The program also generates the aggregate collection of questions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Sudhir Bhojwani, Lalitha Rajagopalan, Anil Mandava, Robert Wells, Tanvi Bakul Shah, Maria Elena Gammon, Prashant Bhagat, Steven Weigand, Yuan Tung, Gopalakrishnan Sundaram
  • Patent number: 10467588
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a non-transitory machine-readable medium that stores a program. The program receives a request for questions associated with a location and a category. The program also identifies a matrix, a hierarchy of locations associated with the matrix, and a hierarchy of categories associated with the matrix. The program further determines an aggregate collection of questions from a plurality of sets of questions based on the matrix, the hierarchy of locations, and the hierarchy of categories. The program also generates the aggregate collection of questions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Sudhir Bhojwani, Lalitha Rajagopalan, Anil Mandava, Robert Wells, Tanvi Bakul Shah, Maria Elena Gammon, Prashant Bhagat, Steven Weigand, Yuan Tung, Gopalakrishnan Sundaram
  • Publication number: 20190259046
    Abstract: A consumer lead enhancement system comprises a vendor criteria database, a web server, and a matching engine. The vendor criteria database is configured to store vendor criteria for receiving leads regarding consumers. The web server is configured to request from a consumer a first set of consumer characteristics and a second set of consumer characteristics. The matching engine is configured to compare the consumer characteristics with information in the vendor criteria database in order to match the consumer with one or more vendors so that the system is capable of generating a lead and transmitting the lead to the vendors. If the consumer provides the second set of consumer characteristics, the consumer may be matched to vendors based on the second set of consumer characteristics. Otherwise the consumer may be matched to vendors based on the first set of consumer characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Principe Semprevivo, Matthew Robert Wells
  • Publication number: 20190220817
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a non-transitory machine-readable medium that stores a program. The program receives a request for suppliers associated with a location and a category. The program also identifies a matrix, a hierarchy of locations associated with the matrix, and a hierarchy of categories associated with the matrix. The program further determines a set of suppliers by based on the location, the category, the matrix, the hierarchy of locations, and the hierarchy of categories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Sudhir Bhojwani, Lalitha Rajagopalan, Anil Mandava, Robert Wells, Tanvi Bakul Shah, Maria Elena Gammon, Prashant Bhagat, Steven Weigand, Yuan Tung, Gopalakrishnan Sundaram
  • Patent number: 10289977
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a non-transitory machine-readable medium that stores a program. The program receives a request for suppliers associated with a location and a category. The program also identifies a matrix, a hierarchy of locations associated with the matrix, and a hierarchy of categories associated with the matrix. The program further determines a set of suppliers by based on the location, the category, the matrix, the hierarchy of locations, and the hierarchy of categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Sudhir Bhojwani, Lalitha Rajagopalan, Anil Mandava, Robert Wells, Tanvi Bakul Shah, Maria Elena Gammon, Prashant Bhagat, Steven Weigand, Yuan Tung, Gopalakrishnan Sundaram
  • Patent number: 10255610
    Abstract: A consumer lead enhancement system comprises a vendor criteria database, a web server, and a matching engine. The vendor criteria database is configured to store vendor criteria for receiving leads regarding consumers. The web server is configured to request from a consumer a first set of consumer characteristics and a second set of consumer characteristics. The matching engine is configured to compare the consumer characteristics with information in the vendor criteria database in order to match the consumer with one or more vendors so that the system is capable of generating a lead and transmitting the lead to the vendors. If the consumer provides the second set of consumer characteristics, the consumer may be matched to vendors based on the second set of consumer characteristics. Otherwise the consumer may be matched to vendors based on the first set of consumer characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: LMB MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Principe Semprevivo, Matthew Robert Wells
  • Patent number: 10182951
    Abstract: Emergency vehicle patient transport systems are disclosed. In one embodiment, an emergency vehicle patient transport system includes: a loading passage providing access to an interior of an emergency vehicle; one or more tracks coupled to a floor of the emergency vehicle, a ceiling of the emergency vehicle, a wall of the emergency vehicle or combinations thereof wherein, a travel path is delineated by the one or more tracks; and a chair slidingly engaged with the one or more tracks, and vertically positioned between the floor and the ceiling. The chair locks in one or more set positions. And, the one or more set positions are selected from a group consisting of an airway care position, an extended airway care position, a procedural care position, a responder position, a patient care position, and a patient load position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Ferno-Washington, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph G. Bourgraf, Timothy Robert Wells, Timothy Paul Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9886441
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, data to be indexed in a distributed file system is received via a near real time publish application program interface (API). A shard responsible for the data to be indexed is determined. Then a message is generated in a shard queue corresponding to the shard responsible for the data to be indexed, the message indicating that data needs to be urgently indexed, the detection of the message in the shard queue by a near real time manager corresponding to the shard responsible for the data to be indexed causing the near real time manager to cause the data to be indexed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Prashant Bhagat, Ridwan Tan, Robert Wells, Dinesh Shahane, Sushant Prasad, Kiran Gangadharappa
  • Patent number: 9849045
    Abstract: Emergency vehicle patient transport systems are disclosed. In one embodiment, an emergency vehicle patient transport system includes: a loading passage providing access to an interior of an emergency vehicle; one or more tracks coupled to a floor of the emergency vehicle, a ceiling of the emergency vehicle, a wall of the emergency vehicle or combinations thereof wherein, a travel path is delineated by the one or more tracks; and a chair slidingly engaged with the one or more tracks, and vertically positioned between the floor and the ceiling. The chair locks in one or more set positions. And, the one or more set positions are selected from a group consisting of an airway care position, an extended airway care position, a procedural care position, a responder position, a patient care position, and a patient load position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Ferno-Washington, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph G. Bourgraf, Timothy Robert Wells, Timothy Paul Schroeder
  • Publication number: 20170262493
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a program that receives, from a first system, a copy of master data. The program also receives a master data modification rule. The program further receives, from a second system, a first request to modify a value of a second field of data in the second system with a new value. In response to the first request, the program also identifies the master data modification rule. The program further performs a set of validation operations specified in the master data modification rule. Based on the performance of the set of validation operation, the program also modifies the first field in the copy of the master data with the new value based on the supplier identifier and sends a second request to the first system to modify the first field in the master data managed by the first system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Sudhir Bhojwani, Lalitha Rajagopalan, Anil Mandava, Robert Wells, Tanvi Bakul Shah, Maria Elena Gammon, Prashant Bhagat, Steven Weigand, Yuan Tung
  • Publication number: 20170262504
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a non-transitory machine-readable medium that stores a program. The program receives a request for questions associated with a location and a category. The program also identifies a matrix, a hierarchy of locations associated with the matrix, and a hierarchy of categories associated with the matrix. The program further determines an aggregate collection of questions from a plurality of sets of questions based on the matrix, the hierarchy of locations, and the hierarchy of categories. The program also generates the aggregate collection of questions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Sudhir Bhojwani, Lalitha Rajagopalan, Anil Mandava, Robert Wells, Tanvi Bakul Shah, Maria Elena Gammon, Prashant Bhagat, Steven Weigand, Yuan Tung, Gopalakrishnan Sundaram
  • Publication number: 20170262805
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a non-transitory machine-readable medium that stores a program. The program receives a request for suppliers associated with a location and a category. The program also identifies a matrix, a hierarchy of locations associated with the matrix, and a hierarchy of categories associated with the matrix. The program further determines a set of suppliers by based on the location, the category, the matrix, the hierarchy of locations, and the hierarchy of categories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Sudhir Bhojwani, Lalitha Rajagopalan, Anil Mandava, Robert Wells, Tanvi Bakul Shah, Maria Elena Gammon, Prashant Bhagat, Steven Weigand, Yuan Tung, Gopalakrishnan Sundaram
  • Publication number: 20160304007
    Abstract: Emergency vehicle patient transport systems are disclosed. In one embodiment, an emergency vehicle patient transport system includes: a loading passage providing access to an interior of an emergency vehicle; one or more tracks coupled to a floor of the emergency vehicle, a ceiling of the emergency vehicle, a wall of the emergency vehicle or combinations thereof wherein, a travel path is delineated by the one or more tracks; and a chair slidingly engaged with the one or more tracks, and vertically positioned between the floor and the ceiling. The chair locks in one or more set positions. And, the one or more set positions are selected from a group consisting of an airway care position, an extended airway care position, a procedural care position, a responder position, a patient care position, and a patient load position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph G. Bourgraf, Timothy Robert Wells, Timothy Paul Schroeder
  • Publication number: 20160292171
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, data to be indexed in a distributed file system is received via a near real time publish application program interface (API). A shard responsible for the data to be indexed is determined Then a message is generated in a shard queue corresponding to the shard responsible for the data to be indexed, the message indicating that data needs to be urgently indexed, the detection of the message in the shard queue by a near real time manager corresponding to the shard responsible for the data to be indexed causing the near real time manager to cause the data to be indexed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Prashant Bhagat, Ridwan Tan, Robert Wells, Dinesh Shahane, Sushant Prasad, Kiran Gangadharappa
  • Publication number: 20160158077
    Abstract: Emergency vehicle patient transport systems are disclosed. In one embodiment, an emergency vehicle patient transport system includes: a loading passage providing access to an interior of an emergency vehicle; one or more tracks coupled to a floor of the emergency vehicle, a ceiling of the emergency vehicle, a wall of the emergency vehicle or combinations thereof wherein, a travel path is delineated by the one or more tracks; and a chair slidingly engaged with the one or more tracks, and vertically positioned between the floor and the ceiling. The chair locks in one or more set positions. And, the one or more set positions are selected from a group consisting of an airway care position, an extended airway care position, a procedural care position, a responder position, a patient care position, and a patient load position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph G. Bourgraf, Timothy Robert Wells, Timothy Paul Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9295595
    Abstract: Emergency vehicle patient transport systems are disclosed. In one embodiment, an emergency vehicle patient transport system includes: a loading passage providing access to an interior of an emergency vehicle; one or more tracks coupled to a floor of the emergency vehicle, a ceiling of the emergency vehicle, a wall of the emergency vehicle or combinations thereof wherein, a travel path is delineated by the one or more tracks; and a chair slidingly engaged with the one or more tracks, and vertically positioned between the floor and the ceiling. The chair locks in one or more set positions. And, the one or more set positions are selected from a group consisting of an airway care position, an extended airway care position, a procedural care position, a responder position, a patient care position, and a patient load position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Ferno-Washington, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph G. Bourgraf, Timothy Robert Wells, Timothy Paul Schroeder