Patents by Inventor Robert Andrews

Robert Andrews 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: 20240156063
    Abstract: An animal collar includes a collar portion including a housing portion and a plurality of extension portions. Each extension portion can include an insert having a snap receiver aperture extending through the extension portion, as well as a strap receiver having a strap insertion slot and a snap fitting. The snap fitting includes a cap retention slot and one or more snap extensions positioned to engage an interior circumferential ridge of the snap receiver aperture when the snap fitting is inserted into the snap receiver aperture from the first side. The extension portion further includes a retention cap insertable into the snap receiver aperture from the second side and including at least one cap retention extension mateable with the cap retention slot and at least one cap extension positioned adjacent the one or more snap extensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: ROBERT A. NYTKO, BRENT ANDREW GOETZL, NICHOLAS D. RENECLE
  • Publication number: 20240150316
    Abstract: Compounds, compositions and methods are provided for modulating the activity of EP2 and EP4 receptors, and for the treatment, prevention and amelioration of one or more symptoms of diseases or disorders related to the activity of EP2 and EP4 receptors. In certain embodiments, the compounds are antagonists of both the EP2 and EP4 receptors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2023
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventors: Yalda BRAVO, Austin Chih-Yu CHEN, Jinyue DING, Robert GOMEZ, Heather LAM, Joe Fred NAGAMIZO, Renata Marcella OBALLA, David Andrew POWELL, Tao SHENG
  • Patent number: 11978300
    Abstract: A single space parking meter assembly for retrofitting onto an existing coin vault assembly includes a number of parking meter components enclosed within a protective outer covering that is rotatably or slidably engageable with the coin vault assembly when a bottom surface of the protective outer covering is positioned against or adjacent to an upper surface of the coin vault assembly. A locking mechanism secures the protective outer covering to the coin vault assembly when the protective outer covering is engaged with the coin vault assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: J.J. MacKay Canada Limited
    Inventors: George Allan MacKay, James George MacKay, Adrian Ignatius O'Neil, Robert Steven Cosh, Darren Scott Cameron, Gregory Emile Chauvin, David Andrew McMullin, Michael Brown, Matthew Watson
  • Publication number: 20240140951
    Abstract: A series of substituted imidazo[1,2-b]pyridazine derivatives as defined herein, being potent modulators of human IL-17 activity, are accordingly of benefit in the treatment and/or prevention of various human ailments, including inflammatory and autoimmune disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: Gareth Neil Brace, Shuyu Chu, Anne Marie Foley, James Andrew Johnson, Timothy John Norman, Joanna Rachel Quincey, James Thomas Reuberson, Robert Straker, Robert James Townsend
  • Patent number: 11972654
    Abstract: A parking meter may have a housing that is formed at least significantly of an impact resistant material. In particular, the impact resistant material may comprise one of a polycarbonate copolymer or polycarbonate blended resin, a nylon-based copolymer, or a nylon-based polymer that includes long glass fiber or Kevlar fiber. The housing encloses the parking meter components to provide protection for the parking meter components against an external environment and vandalism attacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: J.J. MacKay Canada Limited
    Inventors: George Allan MacKay, James George MacKay, Adrian Ignatius O'Neil, Robert Steven Cosh, Darren Scott Cameron, Gregory Emile Chauvin, David Andrew McMullin, Michael Brown, Matthew Watson
  • Patent number: 11970086
    Abstract: A vehicle assembly includes a vehicle body and a driver seat. The vehicle body defines a driver compartment having a first door with a first window and a second door with a second window. The driver seat is disposed within the driver compartment. When the driver seat is in a position that accommodates an operator being in a 95th male height percentile, the operator within the driver seat can see out of (i) the first window at a first angle relative to a forward looking direction that is parallel with a longitudinal axis of the vehicle body and (ii) the second window at a second angle relative to the forward looking direction. Each of the first angle and the second angle is at least 95 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Oshkosh Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin Andrews, Robert Wesley Holliday, Dan Nett, Annette Rantanen, Paul Schmidt, Nick Winter, Mitchell Wolfrath
  • Patent number: 11968924
    Abstract: A cutting head body for an agricultural machine, such as a mower or a trimmer, is configured to receive a cutting line for cutting weeds, grass, or other materials. The cutting head body includes an inlet area having a cavity with a node location configured to receive a node of a cutting line, and an outlet area having a cavity configured to open to an exterior of the cutting head body. The cutting head body may include a first passageway connecting the inlet area to the outlet area and a second passageway connecting the inlet area to the outlet area. The cutting head body is rotatable about a rotational axis to move the cutting line. In some embodiments, the cutting head body is fixed to a rotatable shaft. In some embodiments, the cutting head body rotates about a fixed shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: ARDISAM, INC.
    Inventors: Robert John Ruppel, Scott Andrew Waldal, Matthew Michael Oestreich
  • Publication number: 20240125196
    Abstract: A wellhead assembly includes a containment system having a mechanical barrier, a tertiary wiper, and a fluid jet assembly. A mechanical barrier includes a body disposed in a housing, the body having an opening extending through an axial thickness of the body. A tertiary wiper has an elastomeric body with a hole extending centrally therethrough. A fluid jet assembly includes a jet assembly body having a wall defining a cavity extending axially through the jet assembly body and an array of nozzles positioned circumferentially around the wall, wherein each nozzle has an outlet directed in a radially inward direction from the wall toward a central region in the cavity. The components of the containment system are arranged an axially stacked arrangement relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: Hydril USA Distribution LLC
    Inventors: Kevin M. Sweeney, Greg Matthew Dunn, Hunter Scott Haeberle, Robert Andrew Peralez
  • Publication number: 20240128549
    Abstract: An iron-air battery including an iron electrode in contact with an anode current collector, wherein the iron electrode includes a plurality of channels; an oxygen reduction reaction electrode having a first surface facing the plurality of channels and an opposing second surface in contact with air; an oxygen evolution reaction electrode interdigitated with the plurality of channels of the iron electrode, wherein at least a portion of the oxygen evolution reaction electrode is disposed within the plurality of channels in a direction perpendicular to a plane of the oxygen reduction reaction electrode; and an electrolyte in contact with the iron electrode, the first surface of the oxygen reduction reaction electrode, the plurality of channels, and the oxygen evolution reaction electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Joseph Stephen Manser, Christopher Thomas Reynolds, Karen Thomas-Alyea, Michael Chon, David Hooke, Michael Andrew Gibson, Yuto Takagi, Johanna Goodman, Robert Wesley Morgan, Valerie Christine Sacha, Angel Ruben Rivera, Joseph Anthony Pantano, Julia Sokol, Nicholas Reed Perkins
  • Publication number: 20240124788
    Abstract: Systems and processes for the treatment of a naphtha range hydrocarbon feedstock comprising sulfur-containing compounds, nitrogen-containing compounds, olefins, diolefins, and aromatics. The systems and processes are configured to treat the naphtha range hydrocarbon feedstock to convert the sulfur-containing compounds, nitrogen-containing compounds, and olefins, diolefins while less than 2 wt % aromatics are hydrogenated, producing an olefin lean overheads fraction comprising less than 0.2 wt % olefins and less than 100 mg/kg sulfur and an aromatics rich fraction comprising less than 50 ppmw olefins, less than 0.5 ppmw sulfur and less than 0.5 ppmw nitrogen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: LUMMUS TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Rama Rao Marri, Zhiliang Wang, Liang Chen, Marc Andrew Laurin, Yongqiang Xu, Manoj Som, Robert Pham, Brian Boeger
  • Publication number: 20240127791
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for generating speech from text. One of the systems includes one or more computers and one or more storage devices storing instructions that when executed by one or more computers cause the one or more computers to implement: a sequence-to-sequence recurrent neural network configured to: receive a sequence of characters in a particular natural language, and process the sequence of characters to generate a spectrogram of a verbal utterance of the sequence of characters in the particular natural language; and a subsystem configured to: receive the sequence of characters in the particular natural language, and provide the sequence of characters as input to the sequence-to-sequence recurrent neural network to obtain as output the spectrogram of the verbal utterance of the sequence of characters in the particular natural language.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Samuel Bengio, Yuxuan Wang, Zongheng Yang, Zhifeng Chen, Yonghui Wu, Ioannis Agiomyrgiannakis, Ron J. Weiss, Navdeep Jaitly, Ryan M. Rifkin, Robert Andrew James Clark, Quoc V. Le, Russell J. Ryan, Ying Xiao
  • Patent number: 11957944
    Abstract: An incendiary capsule 10 has a body 14 forming a single compartment containing a first part 18 of a two part ignition system and a quantity of a pyrotechnic heat source (PHS) 16. The capsule 10 is initiated by injecting, when ready for use, a quantity of a second part of the two part ignition system. The ignition system generates sufficient heat to initiate the PHS 16, which burns at a substantially higher temperature than the ignition system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: RAINDANCE SYSTEMS PTY LTD
    Inventors: Robert Andrew Stevenson, Vincenzo Foti
  • Patent number: 11959056
    Abstract: The disclosure relates generally to a cell culture apparatus and a cell culture method. One aspect of the disclosure provides a perfusion cell culture bag comprising one or more polymer films, having edges bonded together to form edges around an undivided interior compartment of the bag; first and second ports each formed in an exterior surface of the bag; first and second liquid-permeable tubes each extending into and in fluid communication with the interior compartment of the bag and operatively coupled to a respective port; and a third port formed in an exterior surface of the bag, the third port being in fluid communication with the interior compartment of the bag; wherein the first tube comprises a first inner support structure defining a central lumen of the tube and a first outer filter layer surrounding the first inner support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Robert G. Pleydon, Natasha Anna Boghosian, Jacob Andrews, Phillippe Jean Broussard
  • Patent number: 11960909
    Abstract: A method and system of providing users with session-specific layouts during access of an application based on contextual data. The system identifies contextual data for each application access session and associates the contextual data with a particular in-app activity. The in-app activity corresponds to a task that is typically performed by the first user when the specific contextual data is detected. The contextual data can include location data, time and date data, and device type data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Yevgeniy Viatcheslavovich Khmelev, Robert Andrew Massie, David Campbell, Gregory Brian Meyer
  • Publication number: 20240116305
    Abstract: A light-emitting module structure comprises a support substrate and a micro-module disposed on or in the support substrate that extends over only a portion of the support substrate. The micro-module comprises a rigid module substrate, an inorganic light-emitting diode, a power source, and a control circuit. The inorganic light-emitting diode, the power source, and the control circuit are disposed on or in the module substrate and the control circuit receives power from the power source to control the inorganic light-emitting diode to emit light. A light conductor is disposed on or in the support substrate and in alignment with the micro-module so that the inorganic light-emitting diode is disposed to emit light into the light conductor and the light conductor conducts the light beyond the micro-module to emit the light from the light conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Mark Willner, Ronald S. Cok, Robert R. Rotzoll, Christopher Andrew Bower
  • Publication number: 20240115027
    Abstract: An attachment for a haircare appliance, the attachment including an air inlet, an air outlet, a hollow body defining a flow path between the air inlet and the air outlet, and a curved surface adjacent to and downstream of the air outlet, the curved surface extending outwardly from the hollow. A haircare appliance having an air inlet, an air outlet, and an airflow generator for generating an airflow from the air outlet to the air outlet. The haircare appliance has a hollow body defining a flow path between the air inlet and the air outlet, and a curved surface adjacent to and downstream of the air outlet. The curved surface extends outwardly from the hollow body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Thomas Christopher PURNELL, Ayrton Lloyd Taylor PEEL, David Andrew TIBBETTS, Stephen Benjamin COURTNEY, Robert Mark Brett COULTON
  • Patent number: 11954669
    Abstract: Authentication method and systems using RFID-enabled payment cards are disclosed herein where a server receives a request corresponding to authorization of a payment associated with a payment card from an electronic terminal. The server identifies an electronic device of a user associated with the payment card. The server then transmits an instruction to the electronic device to cause an RFID reader of the electronic device to determine whether an RFID tag corresponding to the payment card is located within a predetermined proximity to the electronic device. When the payment card is located within the predetermined proximity, the server executes a first authentication protocol. Moreover, when the payment card is not located within the predetermined proximity, the server executes a second authentication protocol, wherein the second authentication protocol is more restrictive than the first authentication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Bryan J. Osterkamp, Kelly Q. Baker, David M. Jones, Jr., Ryan Thomas Russell, Robert Andrew Massie, Jon D. McEachron
  • Publication number: 20240108115
    Abstract: A haircare appliance having an air inlet, an air outlet, and an airflow generator for generating an airflow from the air inlet to the air outlet and an attachment for a haircare appliance, the attachment including an air inlet, an air outlet. A curved surface adjacent to and downstream of the air outlet. The haircare appliance or the attachment has a curved surface adjacent to and downstream of the air outlet. The haircare appliance or the attachment is configured such that airflow exiting the air outlet generates a first force to attract hair toward the curved surface, and a second force to push hair away from the curved surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Thomas Christopher PURNELL, Ayrton Lloyd Taylor PEEL, David Andrew TIBBETTS, Stephen Benjamin COURTNEY, Robert Mark Brett COULTON
  • Patent number: 11946269
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for a modular design and build architecture, comprising: one or more integrated system module (ISMs) that are configured to be shipped and assembled on-site to construct an operational infrastructure for one or more application environments, wherein each of the ISMs comprises two or more different functional components that are integrated onto and/or supported by a common structural floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Nautilus TRUE, LLC
    Inventors: Gabe Andrews, Chase Abercrombie Ott, Robert C. Pfleging, Patrick J. Quirk
  • Patent number: 11946876
    Abstract: Improved inspection techniques are described herein for checking for the presence of and identifying surface defects on a honeycomb body. The improved inspection utilizes measurement of travel of an outer surface of the honeycomb body to collect images of the outer surface. The images are combined into a composite image showing the outer surface of the honeycomb body. The composite image is analyzed to identify surface defects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Joshua Andrew Barnes, Russell Wayne Madara, Robert Joseph O'Loughlin, Jr., Christie James Suber, Eric Daniel Treacy, Paul Edward Washburn, Michael Yen-Ting Wu, Xiaotian Zou