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: 20190111984
    Abstract: A smart trailer system coupled to a trailer of a vehicle includes a sensor configured to measure a parameter of the trailer, a sensor interface board electrically coupled to the sensor and configured to retrieve the measured parameter, and a master controller communicatively coupled to the sensor interface board via a data bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Adam Bean, Timothy Jackson, Douglas Chambers, Ruben Chicas, Robert Alexander Phillips, Thomas Begin
  • Patent number: 10253685
    Abstract: A method and system for improving the fuel economy and lowering the emissions of internal combustion engines by injecting predetermined amounts and ratios of on-board or locally generated hydrogen and oxygen to the engine's air intake and varying the gas addition volume and hydrogen/oxygen ratio as a function of the operating conditions, e.g., in line with the instant engine load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: dynaCERT Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Alexander, Geoffrey Sheerin, Klaus Tomantschger
  • Publication number: 20190103127
    Abstract: The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer implemented methods for personalizing interactions within a conversational interface based on an input context. One example system performs operations including receiving a conversational input received via a conversational interface. The conversational input is analyzed to determine an intent and lexical personality score based on the input's characteristics. A set of responsive content is determined and includes a set of initial tokens representing an initial response. A set of synonym tokens associated with at least some of the initial tokens are identified, and at least one synonym token associated with a similar lexical personality score to the input is determined. At least one of the initial tokens are replaced with the determined synonym token to generate a modified version of the set of response content. The modified version of the response is then transmitted to a device in response to the input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Dean C. N. Tseretopoulos, Robert Alexander McCarter, Sarabjit Singh Walia, Vipul Kishore Lalka, Nadia Moretti, Paige Elyse Dickie, Denny Devasia Kuruvilla, Milos Dunjic, Dino Paul D'Agostino, Arun Victor Jagga, John Jong-Suk Lee, Rakesh Thomas Jethwa
  • Publication number: 20190102392
    Abstract: A data management device, communication system and methods for tagging data in a data table and triggering automated action. A data management device receives from a first data provider one or more records of a data table, each record comprising a plurality of fields. The data table is associated with an account having one or more authorized users. The plurality of fields each has a value set by the first data provider. The data manger determines one or more tags for the one or more records in accordance with a plurality of autotagging rules. The autotagging rules include heuristic rules learned from user behavior and based on one or more of the plurality of fields of the record. The data manger appends the one or more records to include one or more tag fields corresponding to the one or more tags for the one or more records. The appended records are stored in a database. One or more automated actions may be triggered based on one or more tag fields of one or more of the plurality of records.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Dean C.N. TSERETOPOULOS, Robert Alexander McCarter, Sarabjit Singh Walia, Vipul Kishore Lalka, Nadia Moretti, Paige Elyse Dickie, Denny Devasia Kuruvilla, Milos Dunjic, Dino Paul D'Agostino, Arun Victor Jagga, John Jong-Suk Lee, Rakesh Thomas Jethwa
  • Publication number: 20190102769
    Abstract: The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer implemented methods for intercepting data exchange requests and automatically imposing a hold period while the data exchange is evaluated for a user profile initiating the request. One example system includes operations to detect a data exchange request prior to completion of the attempted data exchange, the data exchange request including information defining the attempted data exchange and associated wherein the attempted data exchange is associated with a particular user profile. A portion of the information is transmitted to a data exchange analysis system for execution of a user profile-specific data exchange analysis based on the information and a status of the user profile. A hold state is initiated for the data exchange request while the analysis is performed. The results of the analysis are presented and a confirmation to proceed is required before allowing the attempted data exchange to be processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Dean C. N. Tseretopoulos, Robert Alexander McCarter, Sarabjit Singh Walia, Vipul Kishore Lalka, Nadia Moretti, Paige Elyse Dickie, Denny Devasia Kuruvilla, Milos Dunjic, Dino Paul D'Agostino, Arun Victor Jagga, John Jong-Suk Lee, Rakesh Thomas Jethwa
  • Publication number: 20190099877
    Abstract: An exoskeleton system for supporting a person during an installation process includes a first exoskeleton unit for stabilizing a first body part of the person and a second exoskeleton unit for stabilizing a second body part of the person. Furthermore, the exoskeleton system includes a detection unit which is configured to detect a condition of the first body part and a control unit which is configured to control the second exoskeleton unit based on the detected condition of the first body part such that a specified condition of the second body part is adjusted by the second exoskeleton unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Alexander Goehlich, Ingo Krohne, Philipp Schneider
  • Publication number: 20190103102
    Abstract: The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer implemented methods for personalizing interactions within a conversational interface based on an input context. One example system performs operations including receiving a conversational input via a conversational interface associated with a particular user profile. The input is analyzed via a natural language processing engine to determine an intent and a personality input type. A persona response type associated with the determined personality input type is identified, and responsive content is determined. A particular persona associated with the particular user profile based on a related set of social network activity information associated with the user profile and that corresponds to the identified persona response type is identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Dean C. N. Tseretopoulos, Robert Alexander McCarter, Sarabjit Singh Walia, Vipul Kishore Lalka, Nadia Moretti, Paige Elyse Dickie, Denny Devasia Kuruvilla, Milos Dunjic, Dino Paul D'Agostino, Arun Victor Jagga, John Jong-Suk Lee, Rakesh Thomas Jethwa
  • Patent number: 10245984
    Abstract: A seat system for a vehicle includes a seat having a seat bottom on which a person can sit. An intermediate support structure is secured to the seat and the vehicle which allows the seat to rotate relative to the vehicle. An actuator can interact with the seat to cause the seat to rotate relative to the vehicle. One or more sensors can each measure an aspect of motion. A processor can (i) receive input from each of the one or more sensors, (ii) determine from this input a measure of rotation of the vehicle away from a nominal, level horizontal orientation, and (iii) utilize the input to determine a desired rotation of the seat. An angle that the seat has been rotated away from a nominal, level orientation is more than insubstantially larger than an angle that the vehicle has rotated away from a nominal, level horizontal orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: ClearMotion Acquisition LLC
    Inventors: Robert Preston Parker, Lawrence D. Knox, Travis Lee Hein, Steven N. Brown, Brian Alexander Selden
  • Publication number: 20190095064
    Abstract: The embodiments herein provide a system and method for enabling a client to perform activities on a collaborative portal. The system and method include sending, to a client, first display data, which when rendered by the client, depicts the collaborative portal, wherein the collaborative portal supports one or more workspaces, and wherein each workspace, of the one or more workspaces, may be used by a different set of users to perform activities. Further, the system and method include in response to receiving identification data that identifies a user of the client, sending, to the client, second display data, which when rendered by the client, depicts a particular workspace, of the one or more workspaces, for which the user is granted access. The user can access different workspaces with a single sign-in.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Alexander
  • Publication number: 20190091230
    Abstract: Provided herein are Aminopurine Compounds having the following structures: wherein R1, R2, and R3 are as defined herein, compositions comprising an effective amount of an Aminopurine Compound, and methods for treating or preventing a cancer, for example, melanoma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Alexander, Joshua Hansen, Dehua Huang, Robert Hubbard, Raj K. Raheja, Kimberly Schwarz, Marianne Sloss, Eduardo Torres, JingJing Zhao
  • Publication number: 20190091126
    Abstract: Methods of making personal care compositions, such as dentifrices, involving the addition of rheology modifiers at a later stage in the personal care composition formation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Lewis AGERTON, Steven Robert ALEXANDER, James Albert BERTA, Gina Lynn BLUM, Marco CAGGIONI, Susan Marie DAWES, David Michael FARREN, Justin Thomas Lydon HEDIN, Charles Phillip MILLER, Christa Marie NOVICKI, Melissa Cherie PAYNE, Molly Rose SCHOTTELKOTTE, John Christopher WESNER, Randall Lee WOOD
  • Patent number: 10232926
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing an integrated shell element including: providing a shell element lay-up tool with an upper tool surface; laying-up a resin impregnated fibers on the upper tool surface to form the shell element; providing on the resin impregnated fibers a stiffener element layup tool having surfaces to support a stiffener element structure; laying-up resin impregnated fibers on the stiffener element lay-up tool to form the stiffener element; curing in a single step the resin impregnated fibers such that the fibers forming the shell element and the fibers forming the stiffener element are laminated into an integrated shell element having a longitudinal or transversal stiffener element; and separating the integrated shell element from the shell element and stiffener element lay-up tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Robert Alexander Goehlich
  • Patent number: 10232957
    Abstract: This relate to a method for attaching a component to a fuselage section of an aircraft or spacecraft. In a step of the method, a rail is arranged within a fuselage section of an aircraft, which rail extends in a longitudinal direction of the fuselage section. In another step, a support structure is movably mounted to the rail such that the support structure can be moved along the rail in the longitudinal direction of the fuselage section. The support structure comprises a positioning unit for positioning a tool for attaching the component to the fuselage section at a location where the component is to be attached to the fuselage section. The embodiments also relate to a device for attaching a component to a fuselage section of an aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Robert Alexander Goehlich, Sven Chromik, Ingo Krohne
  • Patent number: 10237334
    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 other 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: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristofer Alexander, Andrew F. Champagne, F. Thomson Leighton, Robert Neville, William Law
  • Publication number: 20190075835
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the disclosure may be drawn to a device having one or more chambers. The one or more chambers may contain immobilized lipase and a phytosterol processing excipient. The device may also include an inlet fluidly connected to one of the one or more chambers, wherein the inlet is configured to receive nutritional formula into one of the one or more chambers. The device may further include an outlet through which nutritional formula is configured to flow after passing through the one or more chambers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Alcresta Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric FIRST, David Widom, Albert Archie Stone, Willem Robert Klass Schoevaart, Michiel Christian Alexander van Vliet
  • Patent number: 10226384
    Abstract: An anisotropic wound drape for treating a wound on a patient includes a flexible sheet for placing over a tissue site. The flexible sheet includes a first isotropic zone, and a second isotropic zone. The first isotropic zone and the second isotropic zone are configured to provide the flexible sheet with anisotropic stretching properties. The anisotropic drape may used as part of a reduced-pressure wound treatment system. Other systems and methods are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Marvin Kazala, Jr., Justin Alexander Long, Robert Peyton Wilkes, Royce W. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20190062355
    Abstract: The invention relates to the chemical synthesis of oligonucleotides, e.g., oligoribonucleotides. In another aspect, the invention relates to compounds of formula (II): processes for making these compounds, and the use thereof in the chemical synthesis of oligonucleotides, e.g., oligoribonucleotides. The invention also relates to methods of synthesis of oligomers, including but not limited to oligopeptides, oligosaccharides and oligonucleotides, particularly oligoribonucleotides and also oligodeoxyribonucleotides, in solution systems, and ionic tag linkers for use in methods provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Masad J. Damha, Matthew Hassler, Tak-Hang Chan, Mallikarjuna Reddy Nandyala, Robert Alexander Donga
  • Patent number: 10213000
    Abstract: A hair styling appliance for dual supply voltage operation is described comprising a body having at least one arm bearing a hair styling heater (560), wherein the hair styling heater comprises one or more heater electrodes (630, 632, 634, 636) for heating the hair styling heater. A first power input is connectable to a battery power source (564) and a second power input is connectable to a mains powered source (561). The first power input and the second power input are each coupled to at least one of the one or more heater electrodes. Such a hair styling appliance is useable for styling when coupled to the mains powered source and when coupled to the battery power source increasing the versatility of the appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Jemella Limited
    Inventors: Timothy David Moore, Robert Alexander Weatherly
  • Patent number: 10212876
    Abstract: Methods and systems are presented for making good use of recently obtained biometric data and for configuring propagule capsules for deployment via an unmanned vehicle so that each has an improved chance of survival.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: DRONESEED CO.
    Inventors: Matthew M. Aghai, Grant Canary, John Thomson, Robert Alexander Krob
  • Patent number: D843046
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Focal Point, LLC
    Inventors: Graeme Robert Alexander Watt, Ken Czech, Wes Cox, Michael David SanFacon, Krutin S. Desai