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).

  • Publication number: 20240082656
    Abstract: Golf clubs and golf club heads having a weight member that is configurable in multiple positions to alter the performance characteristics of the golf club head are presented. In some examples, the weight member may be arranged in a sole of the golf club head and may include ends having different weighting characteristics. For instance, one end may be heavier or denser than another end of the weight member. The difference in weight characteristics may be due to different materials used to form the different ends, different construction of the ends, and the like. The position of the weight member may be adjusted to alter the performance characteristics of the golf club head. For instance, the weight member may be removed and rotated to position a heavier end where a lighter end was previously positioned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Andrew G.V. Oldknow, James S. Thomas, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Robert Boyd
  • Patent number: 11930617
    Abstract: Information handling system (IHS) component immersion cooling systems and methods employ an apparatus having an IHS component immersion cooling flow passage housing disposed at (a) IHS component(s) of an IHS disposed in an immersion cooling tank. The IHS component immersion cooling flow passage housing has an immersion fluid inlet open to immersion fluid within tank and an immersion fluid outlet connected to a return line of an immersion fluid pump. The IHS component cooling apparatus flow passage housing may be a cold plate or a ducted heatsink disposed on, or about, the IHS component(s) of the IHS disposed in the immersion cooling tank. The immersion fluid pump may be the pump that also circulates the immersion fluid within the tank. The tank may include a manifold in fluid flow communication with the pump. This manifold may receive a plurality of return lines, each from an IHS component cooling apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Boyd Curtis, Shawn Paul Hoss
  • Patent number: 11819741
    Abstract: Golf clubs and golf club heads having a weight member that is configurable in multiple positions to alter the performance characteristics of the golf club head are presented. In some examples, the weight member may be arranged in a sole of the golf club head and may include ends having different weighting characteristics. For instance, one end may be heavier or denser than another end of the weight member. The difference in weight characteristics may be due to different materials used to form the different ends, different construction of the ends, and the like. The position of the weight member may be adjusted to alter the performance characteristics of the golf club head. For instance, the weight member may be removed and rotated to position a heavier end where a lighter end was previously positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew G. V. Oldknow, James S. Thomas, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Robert Boyd
  • Publication number: 20230116125
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a non-transitory computer readable medium are disclosed for controlling Internet of Thing (IoT) devices using voice command requestor authentication. The method includes receiving, on a smart assistant device, a voice command from a first user; identifying, on the smart assistant device, the first user from the voice command; determining, on the smart assistant device, an authentication status of the first user to a perform one or more requests to one or more IoT devices based on the identity of the first user; and sending, from the smart assistant device, one or more instructions to the one or more IoT devices when the first user has been authorized to execute a function of the one or more IoT devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2022
    Publication date: April 13, 2023
    Inventors: Albert F. ELCOCK, Christopher S. DELSORDO, Christopher Robert BOYD
  • Publication number: 20230091575
    Abstract: Portable ear-worn acoustic devices having a wingtip anchor for improved anchoring for active users and to accommodate a wide range of ear sizes and shapes are provided herein. Such acoustic devices an include an earbud device body and a wingtip anchor that extends from an outer face of the device body. The wingtip anchor can include a base portion and a protruding portion that extends upwards and is angled or curved inwardly so as to engage the upper concha of the ear. The wingtip anchor can be flexible so that engagement of a distal portion of the anchor exerts an inwardly directed spring force on the device body to maintain the earbud device body within the ear. Such acoustic devices can further include a multi-function button that is integrated with the wingtip anchor such that the base portion of the wingtip anchor is a faceplate for the multi-function button.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay Karthik Koneru, Robert A. Boyd, Matthew Costello, Duy P. Le, Joseph F. Dembs, Guillaume Raoult, Elvin Chu, Christopher Kuh
  • Patent number: 11606637
    Abstract: A portable listening device comprising: a device housing defining an internal cavity; an acoustic port formed through the device housing; an audio driver disposed within the device housing and aligned to emit sound through the acoustic port; a multifunction input button coupled to the device housing, the multifunction input button having a distal end and a proximate end, a centerline between the distal and proximate ends and an axis of rotation located between the center line and the proximate end; an electronic circuit disposed within the device housing that requires power to operate and is configured to detect activation of the button; and a battery disposed within the device housing and operable to provide power to the electronic circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Duy P. Le, Ryan Ott, Robert A. Boyd, Christina J. Smiechowski, Kjell F. Ekman, Yufan Liao, Wenjie Zhuang
  • Patent number: 11602528
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for increasing the activity of a mutant or wild-type ?-glucosidase enzyme in vitro and in vivo by contacting the enzyme with a specific pharmacological chaperone which is a derivative of 1-deoxynojirimycin. The invention also provides a method for the treatment of Pompe disease by administration of chaperone small molecule compound which is a derivative of 1-deoxynojirimycin. The 1-deoxynojirimycin derivative is substituted at the N or C1 position. Combination therapy with replacement ?-glucosidase gene or enzyme is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Amicus Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Mugrage, Gary Lee, Xiaoxiang Zhu, Robert Boyd, Kamlesh Sheth
  • Publication number: 20230026424
    Abstract: Information handling system (IHS) component immersion cooling systems and methods may employ a cold plate disposed on one or more IHS components of an IHS disposed in an immersion cooling tank and an immersible immersion fluid pump adapted to be deployed in the immersion cooling tank, the immersible immersion fluid pump in fluid flow communication with the cold plate, directing flow of immersion fluid in the immersion cooling tank to the cold plate. The immersible immersion fluid pump may be disposed on the cold plate or in an equipment bay of the IHS. A manifold may distribute flow from first and/or second immersible immersion fluid pump(s) to first and second cold plates. Power, etc. may be provided to the immersible immersion fluid pump via (a) fan connection(s) provided by the IHS. Tubing may extend from an outlet of the cold plate away from other components of the IHS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Boyd Curtis, Shawn Paul Hoss, David L. Moss, Dominick Adam Lovicott
  • Publication number: 20230025254
    Abstract: Information handling system (IHS) component immersion cooling systems and methods employ an apparatus having an IHS component immersion cooling flow passage housing disposed at (a) IHS component(s) of an IHS disposed in an immersion cooling tank. The IHS component immersion cooling flow passage housing has an immersion fluid inlet open to immersion fluid within tank and an immersion fluid outlet connected to a return line of an immersion fluid pump. The IHS component cooling apparatus flow passage housing may be a cold plate or a ducted heatsink disposed on, or about, the IHS component(s) of the IHS disposed in the immersion cooling tank. The immersion fluid pump may be the pump that also circulates the immersion fluid within the tank. The tank may include a manifold in fluid flow communication with the pump. This manifold may receive a plurality of return lines, each from an IHS component cooling apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Boyd Curtis, Shawn Paul Hoss
  • Patent number: D980185
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Wiita, Robert Boyd, Duy P. Le, Carlos M. Santana
  • Patent number: D990167
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kjell Ferdinand Ekman, Christina J. Smiechowski, Duy P. Le, Jeffrey Scott Croyle, Matthew Phillip Casebolt, Matthew Vincent Costello, Ryan Ott, Robert Boyd, James Swasey, Guillaume Raoult, Christopher Kuh, Robert Brunner
  • Patent number: D990458
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Boyd, Sean Stewart Corbin, Duy P. Le, Guillaume Raoult, Christopher Kuh, Robert Brunner
  • Patent number: D995473
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shota Aoyagi, Robert Boyd, Robert Brunner, Monica Fernandez, Christopher Kuh, Christopher J. Stringer
  • Patent number: D995490
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Ott, Robert Boyd, Duy P. Le, Jeffrey Scott Croyle, Matthew Phillip Casebolt, Matthew Vincent Costello, James Swasey, Guillaume Raoult, Christopher Kuh, Robert Brunner
  • Patent number: D998968
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christina J. Smiechowski, Duy P. Le, Jeffrey Scott Croyle, Matthew Phillip Casebolt, Matthew Vincent Costello, Christopher Wiita, Vijay Karthik Koneru, Robert Boyd, Joseph F. Dembs, Elvin Chu, Guillaume Raoult, Zu-Ning Chen, Christopher Kuh, Robert Brunner
  • Patent number: D1000117
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christina J. Smiechowski, Duy P. Le, Jeffrey Scott Croyle, Matthew Phillip Casebolt, Matthew Vincent Costello, Christopher Wiita, Vijay Karthik Koneru, Robert Boyd, Joseph F. Dembs, Elvin Chu, Guillaume Raoult, Zu-Ning Chen, Christopher Kuh, Robert Brunner
  • Patent number: D1016782
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Wiita, Robert Boyd, Duy P. Le, Carlos M. Santana
  • Patent number: D1020688
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shota Aoyagi, Robert Boyd, Robert Brunner, Monica Fernandez, Christopher Kuh, Christopher J. Stringer
  • Patent number: D1021852
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Ott, Carlos M. Santana, William R. Rochowicz, Robert Boyd, Martin Gschwandtl, Guillaume Raoult, Christopher Kuh, Robert Brunner
  • Patent number: D1021867
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Boyd, Sean Stewart Corbin, Duy P. Le, Guillaume Raoult, Christopher Kuh, Robert Brunner