Patents by Inventor Robert Boyd

Robert Boyd 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: 10494254
    Abstract: A MEMS transducer may comprise a membrane supported relative to a substrate, the membrane comprising a first region and a second region, wherein the first region comprises a central region and plurality of arms which extend laterally from the central region and wherein the second region is separated from the first region by a channel which extends through the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Lyall Cargill, Colin Robert Jenkins, Euan James Boyd, Richard Ian Laming
  • Patent number: 10493334
    Abstract: A golf club includes a shaft and a club head for a metal wood type club head. The club head includes a ball striking face, a heel, a toe, a rear, a crown, and a sole. The sole includes a forward sole surface and a rearward sole surface. The substantially horizontally-oriented forward sole surface extends rearwardly from the ball striking face to a rearward edge. The substantially horizontally-oriented rearward sole surface extends forwardly from the rear of the club head. The rearward sole surface extends over and is offset in a height direction from the rearward edge. A cavity may be located above the forward sole surface, the cavity having a rearward facing opening located below the rearward sole surface. A projection may extend rearwardly from the rearward edge beneath the rearward sole surface, the projection having sides that extend in a generally breadthwise direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: John T. Stites, Robert Boyd, Raymond J. Sander
  • Patent number: 10495774
    Abstract: Irreducible water saturation of fluid-storing porous reservoir rock is determined using methods that include obtaining a reservoir rock sample from the underground fluid reservoir; performing mercury saturation measurements on the reservoir rock sample for different mercury injection pressure values to obtain mercury saturation values for the different mercury injection pressure values; and estimating the irreducible water saturation (Swirr) from the mercury saturation values and the mercury injection pressure values by correcting for surface films of fluid retained on pore walls of the reservoir rock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert L. Kleinberg, Flavio da Costa Ferreira, Austin Boyd, Stacy L. Reeder, Rodolfo Oliveira, Victoria Baines, Nadege Bize-Forest, Andre Bertolini
  • Patent number: 10481658
    Abstract: Components installed on a topside of printed circuit board (PCB), such as a motherboard, are provided airflow cooling by a plurality of cooling fans located on a proximal end of the PCB. A hardware component is installed on the topside of a distal end of the PCB, furthest from the cooling fans. The hardware component includes cooling elements that extend to the underside of the PCB. Cooling the hardware component is complicated by the distance from the cooling fans and the cooling elements that extend below the PCB. A plenum extending from the proximal end of the PCB towards the distal end of the PCB is installed on the underside of the PCB. The plenum draws airflow from the cooling fans and delivers the airflow to the hardware component along the underside of the PCB, thus avoiding heating by the components on the topside of the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Boyd Curtis, Corey Dean Hartman, Jonathan Foster Lewis
  • Publication number: 20190341750
    Abstract: Motor control centers have units or buckets with one or more sliding shutters that controllably block access to a stab isolation port based on position of the operator disconnect handle using attached cams that slide the shutter right and left. A front panel of the unit or bucket may also be configured to pivot out about a long axis associated with a bottom long side thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen William Oneufer, Robert Allan Morris, Daniel Boyd Kroushl
  • Patent number: 10464952
    Abstract: Described herein are compounds and compositions that modulate the activity of beta-lactamases. In some embodiments, the compounds described herein inhibit beta-lactamase. In certain embodiments, the compounds described herein are useful in the treatment of bacterial infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: VENATORX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Burns, Daniel C. Pevear, Robert E. Lee Trout, Randy W. Jackson, Jodie Hamrick, Allison L. Zulli, Eugen F. Mesaros, Steven A. Boyd
  • Patent number: 10438511
    Abstract: A spine surgery modeling system simulates the spine with various vertebral body or disc conditions and allows a user to make adjustments and examine the three dimensional outcome of such adjustments. The spine surgery modeling system includes a spine model and a drive mechanism. The spine model has vertebral bodies and a disc space defined between adjacent vertebral bodies. The drive mechanism includes a worm gear, a worm, a rigid shaft, and a button. The worm engages the worm gear such that rotation of the worm causes rotation of the worm gear. The rigid shaft extends through a through hole defined in the worm and is configured to rotate the worm. The button is operatively engaged with the worm gear such that rotation of the worm gear causes movement of the button between collapsed and expanded states to change a height of the disc space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry McClintock, Harry Paul, Robert Boyd
  • Publication number: 20190303300
    Abstract: A method is described. The method includes receiving notice of a page fault. A page targeted by a memory access instruction that resulted in the page fault residing in persistent memory without system memory status. In response to the page fault, updating page table information to include a translation that points to the page in persistent memory such that the page changes to system memory status without moving the page and system memory expands to include the page in persistent memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: James A. BOYD, Robert J. ROYER, JR., Lily P. LOOI, Gary C. CHOW, Zvika GREENFIELD, Chia-Hung S. KUO, Dale J. JUENEMANN
  • Publication number: 20190306630
    Abstract: A MEMS capacitive transducer with increased robustness and resilience to acoustic shock. The transducer structure includes a flexible membrane supported between a first volume and a second volume, and at least one variable vent structure in communication with at least one of the first and second volumes. The variable vent structure includes at least one moveable portion which is moveable in response to a pressure differential across the moveable portion so as to vary the size of a flow path through the vent structure. The variable vent may be formed through the membrane and the moveable portion may be a part of the membrane, defined by one or more channels, that is deflectable away from the surface of the membrane. The variable vent is preferably closed in the normal range of pressure differentials but opens at high pressure differentials to provide more rapid equalisation of the air volumes above and below the membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Colin Robert Jenkins, Tsjerk Hans Hoekstra, Euan James Boyd
  • Patent number: 10427013
    Abstract: A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, includes a face having a ball striking surface, an inner surface opposite the ball striking surface, and a thickness defined between the ball striking surface and the inner surface, and a body connected to the face and extending rearward from the face. The face has a modulus gradient across the thickness of the face, such that the modulus of the face varies at different distances from the ball striking surface. The face may also include at least one of an insert, a composite material, a multi-layered structure, and/or a portion treated by a surface treatment to contribute to the modulus gradient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Boyd, Mark J. Perry, Jay R. Sayre
  • Patent number: 10421724
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel compounds as well as compositions and methods using the same for preventing and/or treating degenerative disorders of the central nervous system. In particular, the present invention provides methods for preventing and/or treating Parkinson's disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Amicus Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Boyd, Gary Lee, Philip J. Rybczynski
  • Patent number: 10423011
    Abstract: A lens includes a lens body, and an electro-active section (liquid crystals and a diffraction section) that is provided to a region of part of the lens body. The lens includes a pair of electrodes that are embedded in the lens body, that are electrically connected to a focal length modification section, that extend downward from an upper side end of the lens body, and that are disposed substantially parallel to each other spaced apart in a width direction orthogonal to an up-down direction of the lens body. Lower ends of the pair of electrodes are disposed spaced apart from the electro-active section in the up-down direction of the lens body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, Sophie Adams, David Boyd, Richard Clompus, Mark Graham, Joshua Haddock, Robert Hall, Venki Iyer, William Kokonaski, Charles Willey, Yongping Wang, Claudio Dalla Longa, Tsuyoshi Kamibeppu, Akifumi Aono, Akihiro Muramatsu
  • Patent number: 10390462
    Abstract: A chassis includes a front and back portion. The front portion includes a plurality of compute devices and a first plurality of fans. The back portion includes a plurality of input/output devices and a second plurality of fans. A first airflow zone extends from the front portion to the back portion, the first airflow zone to direct a first airflow from the compute device to the second fans. A second airflow zone extends from the front portion to the back portion, the second airflow zone to provide a second airflow from the first fans to the input/output devices, and to isolate the second airflow from the first airflow zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Robert Boyd Curtis, Robert Warren Johnson
  • Patent number: 10375481
    Abstract: A MEMS capacitive transducer with increased robustness and resilience to acoustic shock. The transducer structure includes a flexible membrane supported between a first volume and a second volume, and at least one variable vent structure in communication with at least one of the first and second volumes. The variable vent structure includes at least one moveable portion which is moveable in response to a pressure differential across the moveable portion so as to vary the size of a flow path through the vent structure. The variable vent may be formed through the membrane and the moveable portion may be a part of the membrane, defined by one or more channels, that is deflectable away from the surface of the membrane. The variable vent is preferably closed in the normal range of pressure differentials but opens at high pressure differentials to provide more rapid equalisation of the air volumes above and below the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin Robert Jenkins, Tsjerk Hans Hoekstra, Euan James Boyd
  • Patent number: 10350355
    Abstract: A computerized electro-mechanical drug delivery device configured to deliver at least one dose of two or more medicaments. The device comprises a control unit. An electro-mechanical drive unit is operably coupled to the control unit and a primary reservoir for a first medicament and a secondary reservoir for a fluid agent, e.g. a second medicament. An operator interface is in communication with the control unit. A single dispense assembly is configured for fluid communication with the primary and the secondary reservoir. Activation of the operator panel sets a first dose from the primary reservoir and based on the first dose and a therapeutic dose profile, the control unit is configured to determine a dose or range of the fluid agent. Alternatively, the control unit determines or calculates a dose or range of a third medicament. Further, a dispense interface for use with a drug delivery device is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Shane Alistair Day, Daniel Thomas De Sausmarez Lintell, Steven Wimpenny, Christopher Jones, Aidan Michael O'Hare, Barry Yates, Robert Veasey, Christopher James Smith, Malcolm Boyd, David Martin Leak, Carmen Patricia Keating, David Sanders, Elizabeth Anne Marshall
  • Patent number: 10345774
    Abstract: A fan characterization and control system includes a chassis housing a plurality of components and a fan system. A controller system is coupled to the components and the fan system and configured to detect fan devices in the fan system that are connected to the controller system via respective fan connectors. The controller system determines fan performance categories of each of the fan devices based on signals communicated by each of the fan devices through at least one pin on the respective fan connectors. The controller system accesses a fan performance database that stores different fan performance categories and respective fan performance characteristics for each of the different fan performance categories. The controller system uses fan performance information that is associated in the fan performance database with each of the fan performance categories determined for the fan devices to configure the components and the fan system for operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Dominick Adam Lovicott, Shawn Joel Dube, Robert Boyd Curtis
  • Patent number: 10343901
    Abstract: The application describes MEMS transducer having a flexible membrane and which seeks to alleviate and/or redistribute stresses within the membrane layer. A membrane having a first/active region and a second/inactive region is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Lyall Cargill, Colin Robert Jenkins, Euan James Boyd, Richard Ian Laming
  • Publication number: 20190191860
    Abstract: A fluid delivery apparatus including a reservoir containing at least one fluid. A capillary channel extends from the reservoir to deliver the fluids stored in the reservoir through one or more fluid outlets via capillary action. In one embodiment, an applicator formed of a capillary material is located within the outlet. A variety of fluids can be administered for therapeutic, hygienic, and/or other benefits. In one aspect, the apparatus includes a housing defining a reservoir; at least one fluid stored in the reservoir; and a capillary channel in fluid coupling with the at least one fluid, the capillary channel including a first capillary member and a second capillary member that circumferentially surrounds the first capillary member such that the first and second capillary members are concentric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Eduardo JIMENEZ, Michael ROONEY, Robert MOSKOVICH, Thomas BOYD, Sharon KENNEDY, Madhusudan PATEL, John GATZEMEYER, Alan SORRENTINO
  • Publication number: 20190184251
    Abstract: In general, aspects of this invention relate to golf clubs or golf club components incorporating adjustment members that permit ready adjustability of golf club parameters and/or interchangeability of golf club components to change a golf club configuration, and methods for providing golf clubs. According to aspects of this invention, an adjustment member may be utilized to allow the adjustability of a golf club parameter to change a golf club configuration, while ensuring there is substantially no change to other club or club head variables, parameters or characteristics. According to another aspect of this invention, an adjustment member may be utilized to allow the adjustability of two golf club parameters independently to change a golf club configuration, while ensuring there is substantially no change to other club or club head variables, parameters or characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Arluna, Robert Boyd, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Eric A. Larson, Robert Lukasiewicz, JR., George W. Moody, JR., Andrew G.V. Oldknow, Raymond J. Sander, John T. Stites
  • Patent number: D857660
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Boyd, Eric D. Fields, Christopher Kuh, Robert D. Brunner, Monica Fernandez