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).

  • Patent number: 9834740
    Abstract: Photoactivators comprise a photoactive moiety and a hydrophilic moiety. The photoactivators preferably comprise less than about 35%, by weight of the photoactivator, of the photoactive moiety. The photoactivators can be activated to a photo-excited state by excitation with incident radiation of a wavelength between about 350 nm and 750 nm, preferably between about 350 nm and about 420 nm. The photoactivators further encompass those having certain chemical formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Alan David Willey, Jacob Robert Adams, Kady Lynn Willison, Kenneth Edward Yelm, Gregory Mark Bunke, Robb Richard Gardner
  • Publication number: 20170346793
    Abstract: A home automation (HA) system may include addressable HA devices that are not publicly accessible via the Internet and a remote user device configured to generate a connection request to communicate with a given addressable HA device. The HA system may also include a cloud server configured to cooperate with the remote user device to generate a connection file based upon the connection request, and store the connection file so that the connection file is publicly accessible via the Internet. The connection file may include instructions for establishing an encrypted connection to the given addressable HA device. The given addressable HA device may be configured to retrieve the connection file and establish the encrypted connection with the remote user device via the cloud server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Jonathan Andrew GOULD, Mark Robert ADAMS
  • Patent number: 9820144
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for surreptitiously installing, monitoring, and operating software on a remote computer controlled wireless communication device are described. One aspect includes a control system for communicating programming instructions and exchanging data with the remote computer controlled wireless communication device. The control system is configured to provide at least one element selected from the group consisting of: a computer implemented device controller; a module repository in electronic communication with the device controller; a control service in electronic communication with the device controller; an exfiltration data service in electronic communication with the device controller configured to receive, store, and manage data obtained surreptitiously from the remote computer controlled wireless communication device; and a listen-only recording service in electronic communication with the device controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Mantech Advanced Systems International, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Hildner, Nathan Klonoski, Jerry N. Lukin, Jr., Robert Adam McKay, Sam Emara, Thomas Shanley, Thomas Krussel, Paul Neuner
  • Publication number: 20170315318
    Abstract: A traceable cable and method of forming the same. The cable includes at least one data transmission element, a jacket, and a side-emitting optical fiber. The side-emitting optical fiber includes a core having a first index of refraction and a cladding having a second index of refraction that is different than the first index of refraction. The cladding substantially surrounding the core and has an exterior surface with spaced apart scattering sites penetrating the exterior surface. The scattering sites are capable of scattering light so that the scattered light is emitted from the side-emitting optical fiber at discrete locations. The core also includes one or more mode coupling features capable of changing at least some low order mode light in the side-emitting optical fiber to high order mode light, thereby increasing light emitted from the scattering sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Adam Modavis
  • Publication number: 20170299307
    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: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventor: ROBERT ADAM HORCH
  • Publication number: 20170279479
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes a first circuit including a baseband circuit and a radio circuit, and at least one frontend module (FEM) remote from the first circuit and placed in close proximity to and coupled to at least one radio-frequency (RF) antenna. The FEM is coupled to the first circuit via interface circuitry. An FEM comprises a frontend (FE) circuit including one or more low-noise amplifiers (LNAs), one or more power amplifiers (PAs), and at least one of a multi-pole switch and a multiplexer. The multi-pole switch and the multiplexer being implemented on a first side of the FEM coupled to the interface circuitry. The interface circuitry includes at least some of filters, splitters, multi-pole switches, and multiplexers to reduce a count of interconnect routes to the at least one FEM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Andrew Robert ADAMS, Ali AFSAHI, Arya Reza BEHZAD, Keith Andrews CARTER, Hooman DARABI, Rohit V. GAIKWAD, Dandan LI, Jianping PENG, Jacob Jude RAEL, Tirdad SOWLATI
  • Publication number: 20170272547
    Abstract: A system and method are presented for invoking integration actions in a unified collaboration system. A client communicates with a bridging web server through a ReST. The bridging web server comprises a cloud service which facilitates communication with integration servers, which may be located on-premises. In an embodiment, the integration server(s) host a number of plugins which are capable of implementing integration actions. The bridging web server decides which action implementation is the best one to service a request. The implementation may be based on prior configuration. Routing decisions on the bridging web server may be automatically selected based on prior configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Paul L. Melliere, Robert Adams, Aydan Yumerefendi, Andrew Crowell, Shawn Axsom
  • Publication number: 20170262972
    Abstract: A mechanism is described for facilitating generation of voxel representations and assignment of trust metrics according to one embodiment. A method of embodiments, as described herein, includes detecting, by a computing device, a plurality of data sources hosting image capturing devices capable of capturing images of objects in a space, where the images are capable of being received by the computing device. The method may further include tagging trust metrics to the images based on credibility of the plurality of data sources, where a trust metrics to indicate veracity of a corresponding image. The method may further include aggregating the images into an aggregated image representation, and generating a voxel representation of the aggregated image representation such that the images are presented as voxel images, where veracities of the voxel images are secured based on tagging of the trust metrics to their corresponding images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: ROBERT ADAMS, BRADLEY JACKSON, IGNACIO J. ALVAREZ, SRIDHAR UYYALA, DEEPAK S. VEMBAR
  • Patent number: 9751070
    Abstract: An apparatus for activating a chemistry disposed upon a target structure includes a handle having an axis of orientation; a structure contacting element attached to the handle a radiant energy source having an emissive outlet adjacent to the structure contacting element wherein a vector associated with the application of the apparatus to a structure intersects and is normal to the axis of orientation and passes through the structure contacting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Alan David Willey, Jacob Robert Adams, Earl Osborne, Daniel E Machenheimer, Vanessa Marie Melendez, Randall Alan Watson
  • Patent number: 9719744
    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: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Adam Horch
  • Patent number: 9711948
    Abstract: A terahertz source implementing a {hacek over (C)}erenkov difference-frequency generation scheme in a quantum cascade laser. The laser includes an undoped or semi-insulating InP substrate with an exit facet that is polished at an angle between 10° to 40°. The laser further includes a first waveguide cladding layer(s) in contact with an active layer (arranged as a multiple quantum well structure) and a current extraction layer on top of the substrate. Furthermore, the laser includes a second waveguide cladding layer(s) on top of the active layer, where the first and second waveguide cladding layers are disposed to form a waveguide structure by which terahertz radiation generated in the active layer is guided inside the laser. The terahertz radiation is emitted into the substrate at a {hacek over (C)}erenkov angle relative to a direction of the nonlinear polarization wave in the active layer, and once in the substrate, propagates towards the exit facet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Mikhail Belkin, Robert Adams, Markus Christian Amann, Augustinas Vizbaras
  • Publication number: 20170200300
    Abstract: Smooth animation effects during zooming are provided by retaining content displayed at a previous zoom level. If the zoom operation is a zoom out operation, new content is stretched to a current zoom level, aligned with the retained content, and placed underneath it. If the zoom operation is a zoom in operation, new content is scaled down to the current zoom level, aligned with the retained content, and displayed on top of the retained content. The new content is then zoomed with the retained content. The retained content is then deleted. When zooming out, the retained content fades out. When zooming in, the new content fades in. Smooth scrolling animation is also provided by pre-rendering a portion of content and teleporting to a final viewport position and thereby skipping over blank content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Robert Adams, Michael Ivan Borysenko
  • Patent number: 9686236
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and software for mediating SMS messages, and especially type 0 SMS messages, in a wireless mobile communications device configured to send and receive data using a GSM protocol and including a subscriber identity module (“SIM”) including electronic hardware and computer software executed by the hardware such that the SIM is configured to send, receive, and process messages using a Short Message System (“SMS”) between the wireless mobile communications device and a communications network. One aspect includes a method for mediating SMS messages comprising: configuring electronic hardware on the wireless mobile communications device to implement a firewall on the wireless mobile communications device, the firewall configured to identify and optionally mediate infrastructure SMS messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Mantech Advanced Systems International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry N. Lukin, Mihaela Mihaylova, Nathan Klonoski, Robert Adam McKay, Sam Emara, Steven Hildner, Terry Bahr, Thomas Shanley, Timothy C. Berzins, Wesley W. Driver
  • Patent number: 9675989
    Abstract: An apparatus for activating a chemistry disposed upon a target structure includes a handle; a structure contacting element rotatably attached to the handle and adapted to roll without slipping upon a target structure; and a radiant energy source having an emissive outlet at least partially within the structure contacting element wherein said contacting element is at least partly transparent or translucent to said radiant energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Alan David Willey, Jacob Robert Adams, Earl Osborne, Daniel E Machenheimer, Vanessa Marie Melendez, Randall Alan Watson, Philip Andrew Sawin
  • Publication number: 20170150757
    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: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    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: 9658736
    Abstract: Many devices present a cursor on a display. In order to facilitate the user's visual identification and tracking of the location of the cursor, the device may present the cursor with many visual variations, such as blinking the cursor, or selecting colors for the cursor that contrast with the background. However, these techniques may only marginally increase the visibility of the cursor in some circumstances, and/or may appear visually unappealing to the user. Presented herein are techniques for presenting a cursor on the display as a first cursor layer in a first cursor color that blends with the background color, and, under the first layer, a second cursor layer in a contrasting cursor color with respect to the first cursor color and the background. The device may also periodically remove the first layer to display the contrasting second layer and to indicate the location of the cursor to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Frem, Tyler Robert Adams, Christopher Maloney, Kimberly Shay Koenig
  • Publication number: 20170133041
    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: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: Analog Devices Global
    Inventors: Mikael M. MORTENSEN, Kim Spetzler BERTHELSEN, Robert ADAMS, Cyrill A. MARTIN, Andrew MILIA, Eric G. NESTLER
  • Patent number: 9638863
    Abstract: An optical coupling device includes a multi-core fiber alignment station, a single-mode fiber alignment station, and a furcation lens assembly. The multi-core fiber alignment station and single-mode fiber alignment station include alignment hardware configured to position optical fibers at fixed positions relative to an optical axis of the furcation lens assembly. The furcation lens assembly includes a furcating and projecting axicon surfaces that are rotationally invariant and are configured such that optical modes of an optical fiber aligned in one of the fiber alignment stations are spatially separated and substantially telecentrically mapped to corresponding optical modes of optical fibers aligned in the other fiber alignment station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert Adam Modavis
  • Patent number: 9607420
    Abstract: Smooth animation effects during zooming are provided by retaining content displayed at a previous zoom level. If the zoom operation is a zoom out operation, new content is stretched to a current zoom level, aligned with the retained content, and placed underneath it. If the zoom operation is a zoom in operation, new content is scaled down to the current zoom level, aligned with the retained content, and displayed on top of the retained content. The new content is then zoomed with the retained content. The retained content is then deleted. When zooming out, the retained content fades out. When zooming in, the new content fades in. Smooth scrolling animation is also provided by pre-rendering a portion of content and teleporting to a final viewport position and thereby skipping over blank content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Robert Adams, Michael Ivan Borysenko
  • Publication number: 20170082797
    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: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Kevin Wallace Bennett, Douglas Llewellyn Butler, Ming-Jun Li, Robert Adam Modavis