Patents by Inventor Robert Alexander

Robert Alexander 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: 20230030244
    Abstract: A patient interface assembly includes a flexible cushion configured to sealingly engage the patient's nares and a frame with a pair of flexible extending members that extend laterally from opposite sides of the frame. The frame and the flexible cushion together form a chamber. The patient interface assembly also includes a positioning and stabilising structure configured to maintain the flexible cushion in engagement with the patient's nares. The positioning and stabilizing structure has a pair of headgear straps. Each headgear strap is connected to a respective one of the flexible extending members. The flexible extending members do not form an airflow path for the breathable gas. The headgear straps have a multi-layered structure, at least one layer being made of fabric and at least one layer being made of plastic. In addition, the at least one plastic layer is a rigidizer that adds rigidity to the respective headgear strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventors: Michiel KOOIJ, Paul Jan KLASEK, Adam Vivian BENJAFIELD, Peter John SWEENEY, Richard SOKOLOV, Philip Rodney KWOK, Gerard Michael RUMMERY, Scott Alexander HOWARD, Robert Edward HENRY, Renee Frances FLOWER, Enrico BRAMBILLA, Dieter HEIDMANN, Glenn RICHARDS
  • Patent number: 11570512
    Abstract: This document describes, among other things, systems, methods, devices, and other techniques for using information about how long various videos were presented at client devices to determine subsequent video recommendations and search results. In some implementations, a computing can include a modeling apparatus, a front-end server, a request manager, one or more video file storage devices, a video selector, or a combination of some or all of these. The video selector can select video content for a particular digitized video among a plurality of digitized videos to serve to a computing device responsive to a request. The selection can be based at least in part on how long the particular digitized video has been presented at client devices associated with users having characteristics that match one or more characteristics of the user that submitted the request for video content, as indicated by the modeling apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Robert Alexander Durbin
  • Patent number: 11568796
    Abstract: A current-selectable light-emitting-diode (LED) display includes pixels distributed in an array of rows and columns. The pixels are grouped in mutually exclusive clusters and cluster controllers are connected to each pixel in a cluster of pixels to control the pixels in the cluster to emit light. Each cluster controller comprises a selectable current source. Each of the selectable current sources can include cluster current sources that are responsive to a current-select signal to enable one or more of the cluster current sources. The pixels can include micro-LEDs and the cluster controller can be disposed between the micro-LEDs. The display can be disposed on a display substrate with signal wires. The signal wires can include separate wire segments that are electrically connected through regeneration circuits that regenerate the signals. The display can be an information display or a backlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: X Display Company Technology Limited
    Inventors: Murat Ozbas, Matthew Alexander Meitl, Christopher Andrew Bower, Lee B. Baker, Robert R. Rotzoll, Mike C. Chiu, Ronald S. Cok
  • Patent number: 11570234
    Abstract: An Internet infrastructure delivery platform (e.g., operated by a service provider) provides an overlay network (a server infrastructure) that is used to facilitate “second screen” end user media experiences. In this approach, first media content, which is typically either live on-demand, is being rendered on a first content device (e.g., a television, Blu-Ray disk or another source). That first media content may be delivered by servers in the overlay network. One or multiple end user second content devices are then adapted to be associated with the first content source, preferably, via the overlay network, to facilitate second screen end user experiences (on the second content devices).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristofer Alexander, Andrew F. Champagne, F. Thomson Leighton, Robert Neville, William Law
  • Publication number: 20230024194
    Abstract: Roof covering (I) for flat roofs, comprises (A) a polymeric sealing layer and (C) a self-adhesive layer, separated by a soft elastomeric intermediate layer (B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: William Robert MCJUNKINS, Jiansheng TANG, Brian Scott ALEXANDER, Carl Edward WATKINS, JR., Timothy Dean TACKETT
  • Patent number: 11559538
    Abstract: The present invention relates to boron containing compounds of Formula (IA): that inhibit phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4). The invention also encompasses pharmaceutical compositions containing these compounds and methods for treating diseases, conditions, or disorders ameliorated by inhibition of PDE4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Walter Strohbach, Tsutomu Akama, David Clive Blakemore, Robert Toms Jacobs, Peter Jones, David Christopher Limburg, Martins Sunday Oderinde, Matthew Alexander Perry, Jacob John Plattner, Rubben Federico Torella, Yasheen Zhou, Thean Yeow Yeoh
  • Patent number: 11561415
    Abstract: An example device may include a fluid lens having a membrane assembly including a membrane and one or more membrane attachments, a substrate, a fluid located within an enclosure formed at least in part by the membrane and the substrate, and a support structure, attached to the substrate, including an actuation guide. The device may include an actuator mechanically coupled to the actuation guide and configured to change an orientation of the actuation guide relative to another device component, such as a substrate or frame. An example actuation guide may engage with the membrane attachment, and the movement of the membrane attachment along the actuation guide in response to the change in the orientation of the actuation guide may adjust an optical property, such as a focal length, of the fluid lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Meta Platforms Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Norman Llyn Jacoby, Andrew Alexander Herbert, Robert Edward Stevens
  • Publication number: 20230020175
    Abstract: An automatic vertical farming system may include a frame defining at least one growth area and configured to support a plurality of vertical plant growth structures within the at least one growth area. The system may include at least one light, at least one liquid conduit, and at least one gas conduit. The system may include at least one robot disposed on a top side of the frame and movably supported by the frame. The at least one robot may include at least one tool configured to manipulate the plurality of vertical plant growth structures. The system may include a control system including at least one processor configured to automatically control illumination by the at least one light, liquid flow through the at least one liquid conduit, gas flow through the at least one gas conduit, and operation of the at least one robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicant: ONEPOINTONE, INC.
    Inventors: Samuel Bernard Clifford BERTRAM, John Russell Bertram, Sara Sadae Kuwahara, Robert Thomas McDonald, Travis Alexander Woodrow, Scot Andrew Tomer, Paul David Mahacek, Zach Daniel Bellay, Daniel James Buckley, Robert John Drazovich, Ian Scott Knight, Sebastian Alexander Schwartz, Anthony Yu
  • Publication number: 20230016340
    Abstract: One embodiment of a skateboarding balance device where an elongated structure (10) has four straps (16L, 16R) disposed thereunder said structure. This pad (10) is composed of flexible material. The straps (16L, 16R) provide for a method of securely attaching said pad (10) to a skateboard (SK1) by means of velcro (20L, 18R). The straps are made of material with elasticity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2021
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventor: Robert Alexander Davis
  • Patent number: 11549274
    Abstract: There is provided a railing post adaptor for a roof support apparatus. The roof support apparatus comprises an elongate member having a plurality of longitudinal sides. The railing post adaptor comprises a roof support apparatus connector for securing the railing post adaptor to the roof support apparatus. The roof support apparatus connector comprises a first connection portion arranged to engage, in use, with a first set of the plurality of longitudinal sides, and a second connection portion, movably mounted to the first connection portion and arranged to engage, in use, with a second set of the plurality of longitudinal sides, the second set being different from the first set. The roof support apparatus connector further comprises a railing connection portion extending from the roof support apparatus connector for detachably securing a proximal end of a railing post to the roof support apparatus via the railing post adaptor. The first set and the second set each comprise at least two longitudinal sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Oxford Safety Components Limited
    Inventors: John Alexander Black, Robert David Black
  • Patent number: 11549676
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a housing defining an interior volume. The luminaire also includes a lamp within the interior volume and configured to emit light. Additionally, the luminaire includes a wireless antenna positioned within the interior volume, configured to transmit or receive a wireless signal along a first direction, and configured to be operatively coupled to an access point. The wireless antenna can be entirely within the interior volume. The luminaire can include a first reflective surface within the interior volume and configured to redirect the wireless signal. The lamp can be configured to be electrically coupled to a power inserter that powers the access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: CSC Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Alexander, Robert Anderson, Alvin Clark
  • Publication number: 20220409717
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to improved virus-like particle (VLP) compositions and vaccines for use in inducing an immune response and/or protective immunity against a Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection in a subject, e.g., by inducing a neutralizing antibody response against CHIKV in a subject within 7 days after administration of a single dose of the composition or vaccine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: Emergent Travel Health Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffery L. ALEXANDER, Sean Robert BENNETT, Jonathan Fowler SMITH
  • Publication number: 20220400886
    Abstract: Delivery reception system, assemblies, and devices are shown and described. In one embodiment, a universal delivery reception unit includes a chassis frame, a first insert module secured within the chassis frame, and at least a second insert module adjacent the first insert module and secured within the chassis frame. The result is a universal delivery reception unit for temporarily receiving and storing independent deliveries at a site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: Quality Time Savers, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert B Jordan, Eddie Alexander Meeks
  • Publication number: 20220402627
    Abstract: An aircraft thermal hydraulic active-warming system includes an active thermal-warming valve interoperably coupled between a hydraulic pressure line and a hydraulic low-pressure return line and a hydraulic actuator arranged in parallel with the active thermal-warming valve between the hydraulic pressure line and the hydraulic low-pressure return line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: Bell Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Alexander Fenny, David Perry Schultz, Robert Reynolds, Rodney Cahoon
  • Publication number: 20220407844
    Abstract: The disclosure provides some embodiments for securing long training field (LTF) sequence. A responding station (RSTA) configures a location management report (LMR) frame. The LMR frame is configured to include an LMR in respect of a previous measurement, and data to be used to generate a null data packet (NDP) for a current measurement that is to be performed following the previous measurement. The RSTA further encrypts the LMR frame using protected management frames (PMF) scheme, and transmits the encrypted LMR frame to an initiating station (ISTA) for generating an LTF sequence for the current measurement. In response to receiving an NDP announcement (NDPA) and an NDP for the current measurement from the ISTA, the RSTA generates an NDP for the current measurement based on the NDPA and the data using CCMP, and transmits the NDP to the ISTA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Inventors: Qinghua Li, Jonathan Segev, Benny Abramovsky, Danny Alexander, Xiaogang Chen, Chittabrata Ghosh, Feng Jiang, Ido Ouzieli, Robert Stacey
  • Patent number: 11531177
    Abstract: A fiber optic furcation assembly includes a main fiber optic cable structure, a plurality of furcation tubes, and a housing with a cavity including a transition portion. A plurality of optical fibers each continuously and uninterruptedly extends through an end portion of a jacket of the main fiber optic cable structure, the transition portion of the cavity of the housing, and a respective one of the plurality of furcation tubes. In one embodiment, the cavity includes a securing portion including a plurality of protrusions. The plurality of protrusions defines a plurality of locating channels and at least one securing channel that intersects the locating channels. Bonding material is positioned within the securing channel and bonds the plurality of furcation tubes to the plurality of protrusions. In another embodiment, a cable mount includes a housing attachment, a cable jacket attachment, and a passage. The housing attachment is mounted within a port of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Inventors: Theo Van Der Meulen, Geert Antoon Parton, Dirk Alexander De Gast, Heidi Bleus, Robert Lantinga
  • Patent number: 11532060
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may determine one or more characteristics of an autonomous vehicle, determine one or more characteristics of one or more road segments of a geographic area, determine at least one geographic zone for the autonomous vehicle within the geographic area based at least on the characteristics of the autonomous vehicle and the characteristics of the one or more road segments of the at least one geographic area, and match a request with the autonomous vehicle within the at least one geographic zone based at least in part on a request location and a destination location of the request being associated with the at least one geographic zone. Other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Jessica Yunan Chen, Gavin Sebastian Hurley, Leighton Kamaile Jen, Jonathan Patrick O'Keefe, Oleg Vadim Panichev, Robert Earl Rasmusson, Jr., John Tighe, Alexis Weill, Adam Alexander Wolf
  • Patent number: 11528989
    Abstract: A dust wand cleaner for dust wands that have radially-arrayed fibers that protrude to a define a generally cylindrical fiber head. The cleaner includes two open end sections and a midsection. Each end section has an internal passageway that preferably narrows from a first width that easily receives an inserted end of a generally cylindrical fiber head of a dust wand to a second width that compresses the fibers of the dust wand. The midsection has an internal passageway that is aligned with the internal passageways of the end sections, that is wider than the second width and that has inwardly extending bristles. When a dust wand is passed through the aligned passageways of the two open end sections and the midsection, debris adhering to the dust wand fibers is removed from the dust wand by being combed by the bristles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Inventors: Robert B. Jordan, IV, Eddie Alexander Meeks
  • Patent number: 11530367
    Abstract: Described herein is compound of formula (I) in the form of any one of its stereoisomers or as a mixture thereof, wherein R represents a n-butyl or a (3-methylbutan-2-yl) group. The use of the compound of formula (I) as perfuming ingredient of the aldehydic type and the compound as part of a perfuming composition or of a perfumed consumer product are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: FIRMENICH SA
    Inventors: Robert Moretti, Anthony Alexander Birkbeck, Christian Chapuis
  • Publication number: 20220394001
    Abstract: A method and system for combining subsequent data in a communication stream including receiving an indication of a selection of a first image in a communication thread and identifying a user attribute setting associated with the first user. Based on one or more composite image generation rules, the method includes determining that the selected first image is compatible for converting into a composite image. The method further includes accessing a user attribute setting associated with a second user and generating the composite image based on the selected first image and the user attribute settings of the first and second users. The generated composite image is then caused to be displayed in the communication thread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Samuel Robert Cundall, Nicolas Gunnar Alexander Nuzzaci