Patents by Inventor Robert Bennett

Robert Bennett 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: 20210288914
    Abstract: A system and method for efficiently processing and managing data stored in a queue. A processing device may process the data stored in the queue. Queue protocols can be applied to the queue to efficiently process and manage data stored in the queue. Queue protocols may facilitate efficient use of processing resources that process the data stored in one or more queues. A queue protocol may include at least a first protocol for facilitating transfer of data in the queue to another queue processed by another processing device or a second protocol for inhibiting transfer of data in the queue to another queue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Adam Sussman, Robert Bennett, Dennis Denker
  • Patent number: 11110931
    Abstract: A method of controlling a range extender of an electric vehicle comprises using actual measured or modelled pollution levels dynamically to set a target state of charge level for a range extender of an electric vehicle at a particular location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Asher Bennett, Richard Lidstone-Scott, David Hampton, Tomasz Kusmierz, Robert Watson, John Hankinson
  • Publication number: 20210260447
    Abstract: Disclosed golf club heads include a body defining an interior cavity, a face, a sole, a crown, a skirt, and a hosel. Some embodiments include one or more of a split mass pad and/or one or more weight ports positioned in a sole portion of the body. Additionally or alternatively, one or more mass pads or weight ports may be positioned adjacent to the periphery of the sole portion. Some embodiments further include an adjustable head-shaft connection assembly configured to adjustably couple the hosel to a golf club shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Penney, David Bennett, Nathan T. Sargent, Robert Story
  • Patent number: 11090662
    Abstract: A new and improved hydrocyclone roping and wear management system and method for its use are provided. The system includes one or more wireless electronic roping sensors and/or one or more wireless electronic wear sensors disposed in communication with one or more hydrocyclones, along with a wireless electronic controller. The system is capable of wirelessly detecting roping and/or wear conditions within one or more hydrocyclone separators during their operation, communicating electronic data corresponding to the roping and/or wear conditions to an associated hydrocyclone control system, and causing adjustments in controlling operational parameters for the hydrocyclones. The associated method includes steps for wirelessly acquiring roping and/or wear condition data using the wireless electronic controller and delivering the data to the hydrocyclone control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Barry Michael Buttler, Matthew Peter Bochicchio, Jon Robert Culbertson, Robert Bennett Singer
  • Patent number: 11082091
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a system for receiving communication signals that convey data, obtaining energy from a telecommunication line of a telecommunications network where an AC or DC power signal is injected into the telecommunication line and where the energy is utilized by at least a subset of components of a waveguide system, and transmitting electromagnetic waves that convey the data where the electromagnetic waves propagate along a power line of a power grid without requiring an electrical return path. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Farhad Barzegar, Giovanni Vannucci, Paul Shala Henry, Thomas M. Willis, III, Irwin Gerszberg, Robert Bennett, Donald J. Barnickel
  • Patent number: 11070250
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a system that facilitates determining from a training session with a waveguide system that one or more polarized modes of electromagnetic waves propagating along a transmission medium are experiencing differing propagation delays and adjusting a coupler to mitigate the differing propagation delays. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J. Barnickel, Giovanni Vannucci, Irwin Gerszberg, Robert Bennett, Ed Guntin, Peter Wolniansky, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 11070085
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, supplying an alternating voltage waveform to a winding coupled to a magnetic core of an inductive power supply to regulate an alternating magnetic flux in the magnetic core. The alternating voltage waveform can be generated by selectively enabling one or more switches coupled to a storage device. The subject disclosure may further include configuring the one or more switches according to a configuration during a portion of a period of the alternating voltage waveform, and measuring a characteristic of an alternating current flowing in a conductor coupled to the magnetic core during the portion of the period of the alternating voltage waveform. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Giovanni Vannucci, Paul Shala Henry, Thomas M. Willis, III, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Robert Bennett, Harold Rappaport, Donald J. Barnickel
  • Patent number: 11063633
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a transmission device that includes a first coupler that guides a first electromagnetic wave to a first junction to form a second electromagnetic wave that is guided to propagate along the outer surface of the transmission medium via one or more guided-wave modes. These mode(s) have an envelope that varies as a function of angular deviation and/or longitudinal displacement. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bruce Stuckman, Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 11063334
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a system that facilitates generating one or more tuning signals supplied to a material positioned along a portion of an inner surface of a structure of the waveguide system, the material facilitating generation of electromagnetic waves having a desired wave mode, and generating an electromagnetic wave with the desired wave mode, the electromagnetic wave propagating along a transmission medium without relying on an electrical return path to facilitate propagation of the electromagnetic wave along the transmission medium. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Ed Guntin, Giovanni Vannucci, Peter Wolniansky, Thomas M. Willis, III, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel
  • Publication number: 20210175594
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a system that facilitates generating one or more tuning signals supplied to a material positioned along a portion of an inner surface of a structure of the waveguide system, the material facilitating generation of electromagnetic waves having a desired wave mode, and generating an electromagnetic wave with the desired wave mode, the electromagnetic wave propagating along a transmission medium without relying on an electrical return path to facilitate propagation of the electromagnetic wave along the transmission medium. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Ed Guntin, Giovanni Vannucci, Peter Wolniansky, Thomas M. Willis, III, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel
  • Publication number: 20210176010
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments, a transmission device operates by: generating a transmit signal conveying transmit data in accordance with an HARQ protocol; converting the transmit signal to transmitted guided electromagnetic waves that propagate along a surface of a transmission medium; converting to a receive signal received guided electromagnetic waves that propagate along the surface of the transmission medium; generating, based on the receive signal, corona discharge data that indicates a corona discharge in proximity to the transmission medium during a first time period; identifying, responsive to the corona discharge data, a first packet of the transmit signal that was converted to transmitted guided electromagnetic waves during the first time period; and regenerating the transmit signal to include the first packet for retransmission via the transmitted guided electromagnetic waves, without waiting for a repeat request to be received from the remote device indicating the first packet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J. Barnickel, Giovanni Vannucci, Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, Peter Wolniansky, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20210175595
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a system that facilitates generating one or more tuning signals supplied to a material positioned along a portion of an outer surface of a transmission medium, the material facilitating generation of electromagnetic waves having a desired wave mode, and generating an electromagnetic wave with the desired wave mode, the electromagnetic wave propagating along the transmission medium without relying on an electrical return path to facilitate propagation of the electromagnetic wave along the transmission medium. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Ed Guntin, Giovanni Vannucci, Peter Wolniansky, Thomas M. Willis, III, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel
  • Publication number: 20210175698
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a system that facilitates detecting a transient electrical signal on a transmission medium that facilitates propagation of electromagnetic waves induced by the waveguide system and generating signal data associated with the transient electrical signal. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Donald J. Barnickel, Paul Shala Henry, Giovanni Vannucci, Irwin Gerszberg, Peter Wolniansky, Robert Bennett, Thomas M. Willis, III, David M. Britz, Farhad Barzegar
  • Publication number: 20210175928
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a system that facilitates directing a first electromagnetic wave to a device positioned along a transmission medium, the device facilitating a perturbation of the first electromagnetic wave, and the first electromagnetic wave having a first field intensity near an outer surface of the transmission medium, and generating, by the device, a second electromagnetic wave having a second field intensity near the outer surface of the transmission medium that is lower than the first field intensity of the first electromagnetic wave. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Giovanni Vannucci, Peter Wolniansky, Thomas M. Willis, III, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel
  • Publication number: 20210175926
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a system that facilitates receiving a first electromagnetic wave propagating along a transmission medium, detecting, according to the first electromagnetic wave, an obstruction on a first portion of an outer surface of the transmission medium, responsive to the detecting the obstruction, configuring a material to have similar properties to the obstruction, the material being positioned along a second portion of the outer surface of the transmission medium, and generating a second electromagnetic wave that propagates along the transmission medium without relying on an electrical return path to facilitate propagation of the second electromagnetic wave along the transmission medium, the material facilitating propagation of the second electromagnetic wave from the second portion of the outer surface of the transmission medium to the first portion of the transmission medium affected by the obstruction. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Giovanni Vannucci, Peter Wolniansky, Thomas M. Willis, III, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel
  • Publication number: 20210175927
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments, a waveguide system includes a transmission device configured to send and receive guided electromagnetic waves that propagate along a surface of a power line without requiring an electrical return path. The waveguide system further includes a magnetic core that surrounds the power line, a first winding around the magnetic core that generates a supply current in response a transmission current flowing through the power line and a power supply that converts the supply current to a supply voltage that powers the transmission device. The power supply automatically stabilizes power consumption by the transmission device in response to variations in the supply current caused by variations in the transmission current flowing through the power line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J. Barnickel, Giovanni Vannucci, Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, Peter Wolniansky, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 11031667
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a system that facilitates generating one or more tuning signals supplied to a material positioned along a portion of an outer surface of a transmission medium, the material facilitating generation of electromagnetic waves having a desired wave mode, and generating an electromagnetic wave with the desired wave mode, the electromagnetic wave propagating along the transmission medium without relying on an electrical return path to facilitate propagation of the electromagnetic wave along the transmission medium. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Ed Guntin, Giovanni Vannucci, Peter Wolniansky, Thomas M. Willis, III, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel
  • Patent number: 11031668
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a transmission medium for propagating electromagnetic waves. The transmission medium can have a first dielectric material for propagating electromagnetic waves guided by the first dielectric material, and a second dielectric material disposed on at least a portion of an outer surface of the first dielectric material for reducing an exposure of the electromagnetic waves to an environment that adversely affects propagation of the electromagnetic waves on the first dielectric material. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20210167806
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a system that facilitates receiving electromagnetic waves having polarized modes propagating along a transmission medium, detecting according to an analysis of the electromagnetic waves that the transmission medium is birefringent thereby causing a differential delay between the polarized modes, and adjusting a configuration of a receiver receiving the electromagnetic waves to mitigate the differential delay between the polarized modes. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Byoung-Jo J. Kim, Paul Shala Henry, Peter Wolniansky, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Robert Bennett, Thomas M. Willis, III, Donald J. Barnickel, Giovanni Vannucci
  • Publication number: 20210167811
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a system that facilitates detecting first electromagnetic waves propagating along a transmission medium are experiencing a first propagation loss, inducing second electromagnetic waves along the transmission medium to mitigate the first propagation loss, detecting that the second electromagnetic waves are experiencing a second propagation loss and inducing third electromagnetic waves along the transmission medium to mitigate the second propagation loss. To reduce radiation losses when transitioning from the first electromagnetic waves to second electromagnetic waves and transitioning from the second electromagnetic waves to the third electromagnetic waves, the system can be further adapted to use differing criteria for each transition. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Peter Wolniansky, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Robert Bennett, Thomas M. Willis, III, Donald J. Barnickel, Giovanni Vannucci