Patents by Inventor Robert Adams

Robert Adams 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: 20210102129
    Abstract: Systems and methods include an aromatics complex (ARC), the ARC in fluid communication with a naphtha reforming unit (NREF) and operable to receive a reformate stream produced by the NREF, and the ARC further operable to separate the reformate stream into a gasoline pool stream, an aromatics stream, and an aromatic bottoms stream; and a hydrodearylation unit operable to receive heavy, non-condensed, alkyl-bridged, multi-aromatic compounds from the aromatic bottoms stream, the hydrodearylation unit further operable to hydrogenate and hydrocrack the heavy, non-condensed, alkyl-bridged, multi-aromatic compounds to produce a stream suitable for recycle to the NREF or the reformate stream, where the hydrodearylation unit is further operable to receive hydrogen produced in the NREF.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Robert Peter HODGKINS, Omer Refa KOSEOGLU, Frederick ADAM
  • Patent number: 10964339
    Abstract: Many processes for audio signal processing can benefit from voice activity detection, which aims to detect the presence of speech as opposed to silence or noise. The present disclosure describes, among other things, leveraging energy-based features of voice and insights on first and second formant frequencies of vowels to provide a low-complexity and low-power voice activity detector. A pair of two channels is provided whereby each channel is configured to detect voice activity in respective frequency bands of interest. Simultaneous activity detected in both channels can be a sufficient condition for determining that voice is present. More channels or pairs of channels can be used to detect different types of voices to improve detection and/or to detect voices present in different audio streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Analog Devices International Unlimited Company
    Inventors: Mikael Mortensen, Kim Spetzler Berthelsen, Robert Adams, Andrew Milia
  • Patent number: 10955373
    Abstract: A technique for monitoring the quality of objects is disclosed. A container includes a multiple sensors and is configured to receive an object. The sensors monitor various metrics associated with the quality of the object, and a display is affixed to the container for displaying a visual indication of the quality of the object. The visual indication is based on data collected from the sensors. A quality monitoring module is executed by a processor to control the sensors to switch operation between a first mode of operation and a second mode of operation based on a detected change in one of the metrics monitored by the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce W. Wilkinson, David Winkle, Matthew Allen Jones, Aaron James Vasgaard, Nicholaus Adam Jones, Robert James Taylor, Todd Davenport Mattingly
  • Patent number: 10954823
    Abstract: A block assembly for locking a toothed gear housed in a frame includes a body shaped to couple to a portion of the frame adjacent to the gear for translation in a first direction parallel to an axis of the gear, and a locking block coupled to the body that includes at least one locking tooth shaped complementary to at least one gear tooth of the gear. The block assembly further includes an adjustment mechanism operable, when the body is coupled to the frame, to move the locking block in a second direction that is substantially orthogonal the axis of the gear, such that at least one locking tooth is received between a circumferentially spaced pair of the gear teeth to prevent movement of the toothed gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Magdalena Ewa Gaca, Chad Duncan Munkres, Sean Cornelius O'Meara, John Matthew Sassatelli, Robert Oliver Perry, Jr., Adrian Adam Klejc, Michal Wojciech Wnuk, Michael Alan Davi
  • Patent number: 10947051
    Abstract: In an aspect, a wear plate for use with a conveyor system is provided. The wear plate has a plate mount, having a fastener retainer having a retention hole extending through the wear plate, and a retainer support being defined by at least one cut in the wear plate adjacent to and at least partially defining the fastener retainer, the retainer support connecting the fastener retainer to a main portion of the wear plate and enabling the fastener support to be depressed relative to a top surface of the wear plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Stephenson Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Roy Stephenson, Paul Adams, Bartholomew John Boelryk
  • Patent number: 10935292
    Abstract: A heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) system is disclosed. The HVACR system includes a refrigerant circuit. The refrigerant circuit includes a compressor, a condenser, an expansion device, and an evaporator fluidly connected. A controller is electronically connected to the compressor. The controller is configured to prevent the compressor from operating at a speed that is less than a minimum speed limit. A lubricant separator has an inlet fluidly connected between the compressor and the condenser and a plurality of outlets. A first of the plurality of outlets is fluidly connected to the condenser. A second of the plurality of outlets is fluidly connected to one or more components of the compressor to provide a lubricant to the one or more components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Kevin P. Hughes, Robert S. Bakkestuen, Timothy S. Hagen, Keith Adam Novak, Daniel R. Dreher, Alberto Scala
  • Publication number: 20210040224
    Abstract: CD47+ disease cells such as cancer cells are treated using a combination of CD47 blocking agent and a CD38 antibody such as daratumumab. The anti-cancer effect of SIRP?Fc is enhanced in the presence of daratumumab. Specific combinations include SIRP?Fc forms that comprise an Fc that is either IgG1 or IgG4 isotype. These combinations are useful particularly to treat blood cancers including lymphomas, leukemias and myelomas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Gloria Hoi Ying LIN, Natasja Nielsen VILLER, Mark Michael WONG, Jeffrey Todd WINSTON, Robert Adam UGER
  • Publication number: 20210041591
    Abstract: The present device and technique relates to measuring geological formation permeability, such as by injection/withdrawal of conductivity-permeability doped fluid and measuring the magnetic permeability and/or conductivity of the surrounding formation. Before, during and/or after injection or withdrawal, pluralities of electromagnetic measurements of the radial distribution of magnetic permeability and/or conductivity of the surrounding formation may be made. The rate of change of the radial distribution of magnetic permeability and/or conductivity of the formation is generally directly proportional to the permeability of the surrounding formation. In implementations, magnetic permeability and electrical conductivity can be measured independently in time domain or frequency domain, such that the magnetic permeability mapping is not disturbed by other confounding electromagnetic parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Val Riachentsev, Robert Adams, Max Deffenbaugh, Howard K. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20210040219
    Abstract: CD47+ disease cells such as cancer cells are treated using a combination of CD47 blocking agent and an EGFR antibody such as cetuximab. The anti-cancer effect of cetuximab is enhanced in the presence of SIRP?Fc. Specific combinations include SIRP?Fc forms that comprise an Fc that is either IgGl or preferably IgG4 isotype. These combinations are useful particularly to treat solid tumours and blood cancers including lymphomas, leukemias and myelomas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Gloria Hoi Ying LIN, Natasja Nielsen VILLER, Mark Michael WONG, Robert Adam UGER
  • Publication number: 20210033211
    Abstract: A quick connect coupling mechanism joins an actuator to a bonnet. The quick connect coupling mechanism may utilize machined or otherwise prepared components including one or more specific features, such as slots or grooves, to facilitate a connection between the actuator and the bonnet. For example, the actuator housing may be machined or formed to include an opening to enable radial insertion of the bonnet into a slot formed circumferentially about at least a portion of the actuator housing. The opening may be secured to block radial movement of the bonnet within the housing. A rail system may also be utilized to couple the actuator housing to the bonnet. For example, pairs of grooves may be formed in the actuator housing and bonnet to facilitate insertion of rails. The rails may block both axial movement of the actuator housing and also block rotational movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Ryan Choate, Keith Adams, Robert Law
  • Publication number: 20210034206
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for generating and presenting engagement heatmaps. In one aspect, a method includes generating and providing, to a client device, an interactive interface that includes a session replay area that presents playback of user interfaces presented during a user session. A detection is made, based on interaction data received from the client device, of user interaction with an interface control for viewing engagement heatmaps. In response to detecting the user interaction with the interface control, playback is paused. The interactive interface is updated to present, for each of two or more user interface elements presented by the given user interface, an engagement heatmap visualization that visually represents a relative quantity of user interactions with the user interface element when the user interface element was presented by the given interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Jaime Michael Yap, Joel Grayson Webber, Joshua Calvin Teague, Robert Adam Rice
  • Patent number: 10906954
    Abstract: CD47+ disease cells, such as CD47+ cancer cells, are treated with an agent that blocks signalling via the SIRP?/CD47 axis. The agent is a human SIRP? fusion protein that displays negligible CD47 agonism and negligible red blood cell binding. The fusion protein comprises an IgV domain from variant 2 of human SIRP?, and an Fc having effector function. The IgV domain binds human CD47 with an affinity that is at least five fold greater than the affinity of the entire extracellular region of human SIRP?. The fusion protein is at least 5 fold more potent than a counterpart lacking effector function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TRILLIUM THERAPEUTICS INC.
    Inventors: Robert Adam Uger, Penka Slavtcheva Slavova-Petrova, Xinli Pang
  • Publication number: 20210024380
    Abstract: A purification device is provided that includes a porous container, purification media retained in the porous container, and a flow controller integral to the porous container. A purification device is also provided that includes a porous elastic container, purification media, and a flow controller. The porous elastic container has a pocket formed therein. The purification media is compressibly retained in the porous elastic container. The flow controller is elastically retained in the pocket of the porous elastic container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Camp, Paul Adams, Stephen Huda
  • Publication number: 20210015246
    Abstract: Cleaning devices are provided that have a surface with areas that provide different cleaning states. The areas of different cleaning states are connected to one another by a deflection member that provides tactile and/or audible feedback to the user when transitioning between the different cleaning states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: William Harrington, James M. Buckley, Robert F. Smith, Paul Adams
  • Patent number: 10882660
    Abstract: A pallet includes a top deck, a bottom deck, and spaced apart support blocks coupled between the top and bottom decks and forming an opening therebetween for receiving a lifting member. The top deck includes at least one deck scoop area on an underside thereof. A thickness of the top deck is reduced in the at least one deck scoop area to reduce influence of top deck deflection on ability of the lifting member to pass through the opening between the top and bottom decks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: CHEP Technology Pty Limited
    Inventors: Brandon Michael D'Emidio, Ricardo Martin Garcia, Daniel Aaron Gorsky, Paul J. Siebert, Robert G. States, III, Paul Barnswell, Joseph Adam Gainey
  • Patent number: 10883894
    Abstract: A technique facilitates monitoring and managing fatigue related a flexible conduit deployed from a surface vessel. Movements of the surface vessel may be measured to obtain vessel movement/position data. Based on this data, a flexible conduit bend profile may be determined via a computer-based data processing system. The flexible conduit bend profile may then be used to provide a flexible conduit fatigue profile for assessment of the flexible conduit in light of the environmental conditions. In some embodiments, the fatigue profile and assessment of the flexible conduit may be based on both functional loading and environmental loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: OneSubsea IP UK Limited
    Inventors: Phillip Adam Rice, Robert Stewart James Large, Andrew Edward Heaney, Bernard Theron
  • Publication number: 20200405894
    Abstract: A chemical disinfection process for vehicles using chlorine dioxide and titanium dioxide with calculated re-treatment formulas and schedules based on bacterial infestation data. Systems and methods that include client devices and servers that monitor and control a chemical disinfection process. The system generates a surety arrangement that facilitates re-treatment and electronic notification alerts to chemical solution vendors, dealers and vehicle owners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: PurWorld Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Allen K. Bettilyon, Robert Adams
  • Publication number: 20200401133
    Abstract: A robotic cart platform with a navigation and movement system that integrates into a conventional utility cart to provide both manual and autonomous modes of operation. The platform includes a drive unit with drive wheels replacing the front wheels of the cart. The drive unit has motors, encoders, a processor and a microcontroller. The system has a work environment mapping sensor and a cabled array of proximity and weight sensors, lights, control panel, battery and on/off, “GO” and emergency stop buttons secured throughout the cart. The encoders obtain drive shaft rotation data that the microcontroller periodically sends to the processor. When in autonomous mode, the system provides navigation, movement and location tracking with or without wireless connection to a server. Stored destinations are set using its location tracking to autonomously navigate the cart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Paul Armbrust, Robert James Grabon, Radoslaw Adam Jarema
  • Patent number: D907742
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: UNGER MARKETING INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Camp, Paul Adams, Stephen Huda
  • Patent number: D915280
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Jenesis International Inc.
    Inventors: Robert H. Ashton, Mark Adam Goldy