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: 20180296003
    Abstract: A mattress protector includes a unitary flat sheet for covering a surface of a mattress and providing a liquiphobic barrier for the surface. The flat sheet has four corners with cuts in the sheet proximal to and following a contour of each corner (or alternatively following the contour of each corner and laterally from corner to corner) to form corner attachment members for extending from the surface and under the mattress, thereby securing the sheet to the mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventor: Robert Adam Savino
  • Publication number: 20180284715
    Abstract: A control system having packaged sets of control logic, referred to as templates. A template may be deployed in a system many times to solve a system's needs. Upon deployment, the user may need to perform many binding operations. The present system and approach may greatly reduce the labor involved in deploying control templates and in templates configuring a system of devices. Semantic tagging may be used. When designing a template, binding hints may be provided for each entity in the template that requires binding upon deployment. The binding hints may be used as a search predicate. When a template is deployed into a control space, a search query with binding hints for each bindable entity defined, may automatically be executed against the control space. If there is a single result for a bindable entity, then it may be automatically bound. If there are multiple results, a user may be prompted to choose from a results list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew Saunders, John Sublett, Robert Adams, Craig Gemmill
  • Publication number: 20180253894
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for 3D model reconstruction of dynamic scenes using hybrid foreground-background processing. A methodology implementing the techniques according to an embodiment includes receiving multiple static images of a scene. Each static image is generated by a static camera, positioned at a fixed location and oriented at a fixed viewing angle. The method also includes receiving multiple dynamic images of the scene, each dynamic image generated by a movable camera. The method further includes performing 3D reconstruction of the scene foreground, based on the static images, and performing 3D reconstruction of the scene background, based on the static images and the dynamic images. The method further includes superimposing the reconstructed 3D foreground and 3D background, with alignment based on calibration parameters (e.g., focal length, principal point, rotation, or translation) of the static and movable cameras, to provide a hybrid 3D reconstruction of the scene for 3D rendering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: RANGANATH KRISHNAN, DEEPAK S. VEMBAR, ROBERT ADAMS, BRADLEY A. JACKSON
  • Publication number: 20180239051
    Abstract: A gamma ray scintillation spectrometer is disclosed in which an inorganic scintillation crystal has a channel extending therethrough for receiving a sample into, and disposing a sample out of, the scintillation crystal. The spectrometer further includes a photomultiplier tube optically coupled to the scintillation crystal to detect photons generated by the scintillation crystal. A system and a method for using the gamma ray scintillation spectrometer are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Matthias APPEL, Anton NIKITIN, Robert Adam WALSH, Ronny HOFMANN
  • Patent number: 10048779
    Abstract: An example computing system may include a display and an input device. The input device may include a touch sensor to provide touch data, and a contactless sensor to provide contactless data. A field of view of the contactless sensor is directed away from the touch sensor. A controller is to combine the touch data and the contactless data into combined data to generate a virtual hand to be displayed on the display. The virtual hand is to include an unsensed feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Fred Thomas, Robert Adam Baum, David H Hanes, John Michael Main
  • Patent number: 10001597
    Abstract: A multicore optical fiber that includes seventeen cores arranged in a hexagonally close-packed configuration, each core having a core center and comprising silica and an up-dopant; and a cladding region surrounding the seventeen cores, the cladding region having a cladding edge, an outer diameter, and a cladding composition comprising silica. The outer diameter of the cladding region is between about 100 microns and 150 microns. Further, the hexagonally close-packed configuration has bi-lateral symmetry to accommodate bi-directional data flow within the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin Wallace Bennett, Douglas Llewellyn Butler, Ming-Jun Li, Robert Adam Modavis
  • Publication number: 20180160741
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices. The aerosol delivery devices may include a housing and a cartridge including an atomizer and a reservoir configured to contain an aerosol precursor composition. The cartridge may be configured to move relative to at least a portion of the housing between a retracted configuration and an extended configuration. Related assembly methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Steven L. Worm, David Glen Christopherson, Robert Adam Parchman, Raymond Charles Henry, JR., Bruce Alan Bengtsson, Frederic Philippe Ampolini, James William Rogers
  • Patent number: 9989327
    Abstract: A fire control group is capable of operating in multiple, user-selectable modes. The fire control group includes two disconnectors, a selector switch, and a trigger with a tang. The selector switch has a series of cams which interact with the tang of the trigger and surfaces of the two disconnectors to provide different hammer break points (i.e., distances from neutral), reset distances, overtravel distances, and pull weights, depending on a rotational position of the selector switch. In one embodiment, the fire control group is capable of a safe mode, a 2-stage trigger pull, and a 1-stage trigger pull.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Robert Adam Horch
  • Patent number: 9979469
    Abstract: Disclosed are interposer including an interposer coupling assemblies for communicating optical signals to an integrated circuit and other interposer structures having an optical interface for optical connections. In one embodiment, the interposer coupling assembly includes a connector attachment saddle having an optical alignment structure, an optical pathway that includes a GRIN lens, and an optical signal turning element adjacent to the GRIN lens. The interposer coupling assembly may be optically attached to an integrated circuit or a base that is attached to an integrated circuit to form an interposer structure that allows high-speed data transfer. Also disclosed are complimentary optical assemblies that may be optically connected to the interposer coupling assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Llewellyn Butler, Ying Geng, Micah Colen Isenhour, James Phillip Luther, Robert Adam Modavis
  • Patent number: 9969789
    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: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: TRILLIUM THERAPEUTICS INC.
    Inventors: Robert Adam Uger, Penka Slavtcheva Slavova-Petrova, Xinli Pang
  • Patent number: 9956155
    Abstract: A method for shaping keratin fibers comprising: providing a crosslinking composition, wherein the crosslinking composition comprises: an active agent, wherein the active agent is a amine or diamine; a photocatalyst; a cosmetically acceptable carrier; and applying the crosslinking composition to keratin fibers, mechanically shaping the keratin fibers with an appliance or implement, and exposing the composition to electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength of from about 300 nm to about 750 nm. Also a related composition, use, kit and process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Randy Purnell Washington, Jamie Angel Reed, Alan David Willey, Jacob Robert Adams, Philip Andrew Sawin
  • Publication number: 20180105434
    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: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: PurWorld Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Allen K. Bettilyon, Robert Adams
  • Patent number: 9943266
    Abstract: Heart rate monitors are plagued by noisy photoplethysmography (PPG) data, which makes it difficult for the monitors to output a consistently accurate heart rate reading. Noise is often caused by motion. Using known methods for processing accelerometer readings that measure movement to filter out some of this noise may help, but not always. The present disclosure describes an improved front-end technique (time-domain interference removal) based on using adaptive linear prediction on accelerometer data to generate filters for filtering the PPG signal prior to tracking the frequency of the heartbeat (heart rate). The present disclosure also describes an improved back-end technique based on steering the frequency of a resonant filter in order to track the heartbeat. Implementing one or both of these techniques leads to more accurate heart rate measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: ANALOG DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Adams, Sefa Demirtas, Jeffrey G. Bernstein
  • Patent number: 9933587
    Abstract: An organic light emitting diode (OLED) device having enhanced light extraction is disclosed. The OLED device includes an upper waveguide structure having an organic layer and supports first guided modes, and a lower waveguide structure with a light-extraction waveguide that supports second guided modes substantially matched to the first guided modes. The lower waveguide structure includes a light-extraction waveguide interfaced with a light-extraction matrix. The light-extraction waveguide includes one or more light-redirecting features. The upper and lower waveguide structures are configured to facilitate mode coupling from the first guided modes to the second guide modes while substantially avoiding coupling the first guided modes to surface plasmon polaritons. The light traveling in the second guided modes is redirected to exit the OLED device by light-redirecting features of the light-extraction waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert Adam Modavis, Daniel Aloysius Nolan, Mark Alejandro Quesada, Wageesha Senaratne, Dean Michael Thelen
  • Patent number: 9933244
    Abstract: A beam-shaping optical system suitable for use with optical coherence tomography including a sheath defining a central cavity, a beam-shaping insert defining a beam-shaping element positioned within the central cavity, and an optical fiber having a core and a cladding. The optical fiber defines an angularly prepared fiber end configured to emit an electromagnetic beam toward the beam-shaping element with the core of the optical fiber locally expanded at the fiber end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark Francis Krol, William James Miller, Robert Adam Modavis
  • Patent number: 9913493
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices. The aerosol delivery devices may include a housing and a cartridge including an atomizer and a reservoir configured to contain an aerosol precursor composition. The cartridge may be configured to move relative to at least a portion of the housing between a retracted configuration and an extended configuration. Related assembly methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. Worm, David Glen Christopherson, Robert Adam Parchman, Raymond Charles Henry, Jr., Bruce Alan Bengtsson, Frederic Philippe Ampolini, James William Rogers
  • Patent number: 9901306
    Abstract: Heart rate monitors are plagued by noisy photoplethysmography (PPG) data, which makes it difficult for the monitors to output a consistently accurate heart rate reading. Noise is often caused by motion. Using known methods for processing accelerometer readings that measure movement to filter out some of this noise may help, but not always. The present disclosure describes an improved front-end technique (time-domain interference removal) based on using adaptive linear prediction on accelerometer data to generate filters for filtering the PPG signal prior to tracking the frequency of the heartbeat (heart rate). The present disclosure also describes an improved back-end technique based on steering the frequency of a resonant filter in order to track the heartbeat. Implementing one or both of these techniques leads to more accurate heart rate measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: ANALOG DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Adams, Sefa Demirtas, Jeffrey G. Bernstein
  • Patent number: 9877559
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of shaping a fibrous material and treatment compositions therefor. The method comprises providing a treatment composition comprising an active agent and a photocatalyst, applying the treatment composition to the fibrous material to form a treated fibrous material, mechanically shaping the treated fibrous material, and exposing the treated fibrous material to electromagnetic radiation. The treatment composition comprises an active agent, wherein the active agent comprises a high-polarity functional group, preferably selected from the group consisting of hydroxyl groups, carboxylic acid groups, and combinations thereof; and a photocatalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Comany
    Inventors: Jacob Robert Adams, William Richard Mueller, Jamie Angel Reed, Stevan A Samuel, Philip Andrew Sawin, Randall Alan Watson, Randy Purnell Washington, Alan David Willey
  • Publication number: 20180000424
    Abstract: Activity monitors and smart watches utilizing optical measurements are becoming widely popular, and users expect to get an increasingly accurate estimate of their heart rate (HR) from these devices. These devices are equipped with a light source and an optical sensor which enable estimation of HR using a technique called photoplethysmography (PPG). One of the main challenges of HR estimation using PPG is the coupling of motion into the optical PPG signal when the user is moving randomly or exercising. The present disclosure describes a computationally feasible and fast HR estimation algorithm to be executed at instances of little or no motion. Resulting HR readings may be useful on their own, or be provided to systems that monitor HR continuously to prevent the problem of such systems being locked on an incorrect HR for long periods of time. Implementing techniques described herein leads to more accurate HR measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: ANALOG DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: SEFA DEMIRTAS, JASON D. KING, ROBERT ADAMS, TONY JOSEPH AKL, JEFFREY G. BERNSTEIN
  • Publication number: 20180007546
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method for sharing media content are generally described herein. A method may include receiving, from a first clearing device, a first indication of approval for sharing media content from an originating device, the first indication identifying the originating device, sending an encryption key for sharing the media content to the originating device, receiving an encrypted file, the encrypted file including the media content encrypted using the encryption key from the originating device, sending the encryption key and the encrypted file to a second clearing device, receiving, from the second clearing device, a second indication of approval for viewing media content, the second indication identifying a destination device, and sending, in response to receiving the second indication of approval, the encryption key and the encrypted file to the destination device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Glen J. Anderson, Robert Adams, Yevgeniy Yarmosh