Patents by Inventor Robert Boyer

Robert Boyer 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: 20200305680
    Abstract: A dishwasher utilizes multiple rack-mounted corner sprayers disposed in corners defined between a side wall and front and rear walls of a dishwasher rack to direct fluid inwardly from the corners to wash utensils supported by the rack. The corner sprayers are in fluid communication with one another by a fluid channel that extends along the side wall of the rack, and an inlet port coupled to the first corner sprayer conveys fluid to each of the corner sprayers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Mark W. Wilson, Robert M. Digman, Joel Boyer
  • Publication number: 20200288940
    Abstract: A dishwasher and method for operating the same utilize a rack-mounted rotatable conduit incorporating a keyed connector disposed at an end thereof and configured to mate with a rotatable docking port disposed on a wall of a wash tub at a predetermined angular relationship when the rack is in the washing position such that rotation of the rotatable docking port causes rotation of the rotatable conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Bassam Fawaz, Joel Boyer, Robert M. Digman
  • Patent number: 10765291
    Abstract: A dishwasher and method for operating the same utilize a check valve in a rotatable docking port to control the flow of fluid such as wash fluid or pressurized air to a rotatable conduit supported in the rack of a dishwasher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Robert M. Digman, Joel Boyer
  • Patent number: 10737468
    Abstract: The present invention provides high security polycarbonate laminates integrated with insulated glazing units (IGU) to produce high security windows. The laminate comprises at least nine layers, in the following order: (i) an insulated glazing unit; (ii) a thermoplastic polyurethane; (iii) a polycarbonate; (iv) a thermoplastic polyurethane; (v) a polycarbonate; (vi) a thermoplastic polyurethane; (vii) a glass; (viii) a thermoplastic polyurethane; and (ix) a polycarbonate. A frame may surround and overbite the laminate. An array of framed laminates may be arranged such that one framed laminate may be removed, without removing an adjacent laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Plaskolite Massachusetts, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Pyles, Jessica Boyer, Isaac Platte, David Rocco
  • Patent number: 10729860
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a member for securely dispensing a substance to an intended user includes a first member configured to threadedly engage with a housing containing the substance; a second member coupled to the first member, the second member configured to fixedly secure the first member to the housing; a third member including a cavity sized and shaped to selectively receive the second member; and a valve coupled to the first member such that: when the second member is received within the cavity, the valve is in an open state that allows the substance to be dispensed from the housing to the intended user in response to a processor determining that a unique biometric attribute of the intended user is detected, and when the second member is not received within the cavity, the valve is in a closed state that prevents the substance from being dispensed from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: BERKSHIRE BIOMEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Boyer, Christy Corey, Richard Cronenberg, John Kirkpatrick
  • Patent number: 10694923
    Abstract: A retracting rack for an appliance such as a dish washing appliance. The rack may be positionable between a stowed position and a deployed position. A spring may drive the rack towards the stowed position. A locking mechanism may be used to secure the rack in one or more positions. A release mechanism and/or a reset mechanism may be used to control the retracting cycle of the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bassam Fawaz, Robert M. Digman, Joel Boyer
  • Publication number: 20200178757
    Abstract: A retracting rack for an appliance such as a dish washing appliance. The rack may be positionable between a stowed position and a deployed position. A spring may drive the rack towards the stowed position. A locking mechanism may be used to secure the rack in one or more positions. A release mechanism and/or a reset mechanism may be used to control the retracting cycle of the rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Bassam Fawaz, Robert M. Digman, Joel Boyer
  • Publication number: 20200178758
    Abstract: A retracting rack for an appliance such as a dish washing appliance. The rack may be positionable between a stowed position and a deployed position. A spring may drive the rack towards the stowed position. A locking mechanism may be used to secure the rack in one or more positions. A release mechanism and/or a reset mechanism may be used to control the retracting cycle of the rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Bassam Fawaz, Robert M. Digman, Joel Boyer
  • Publication number: 20200170724
    Abstract: A mounting system for coupling first and second surgical components. The mounting system comprises a first mounting portion associated with the first surgical component, a second mounting portion associated with the second surgical component and comprising a tensioner movable between a first position and a second position, and a sterile barrier assembly. The sterile barrier assembly comprises a coupling configured to releasably secure to the first mounting portion and to releasably receive the second mounting portion when the tensioner of the second mounting portion is in the first position, and a plurality of kinematic couplers configured to engage the mounting portions and arranged to provide a kinematic coupling between the mounting portions through the sterile barrier assembly to constrain six degrees of freedom of movement between the surgical components when the tensioner of the second mounting portion is in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: MAKO Surgical Corp.
    Inventors: James E. Flatt, Robert Dodde, Jonathan Boyer, Larry Douglas O'Cull, Victor Soto
  • Patent number: 10650347
    Abstract: A labware inventory tracking and positioning device includes a plurality of labware carriers placed on the top surface of a deck. Each carrier has a permanent magnet therein or thereon. Below the deck, a cursor has a top part that is movable with respect to its bottom part. A permanent magnet, surrounded by a coil, is held in a compartment of the bottom part. Applying current through the coil in a first direction pushes up the cursor permanent magnet to push up the cursor top part into contact with the bottom of the deck, magnetically coupling one of the carrier magnets to the cursor magnet. Once so coupled, the carrier follows the X- and Y-direction movement of the cursor. Applying current in the opposite direction pulls the cursor permanent magnet down to decouple the cursor magnet from the carrier magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: MDIP Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Boyer, Brandon Boyer
  • Patent number: 10631708
    Abstract: A dishwasher and method for operating the same utilize a docking arrangement for an elevation-adjustable rack. In some instances, a docking arrangement may include one or more rotatable docking ports to rotate a rotatable conduit supported on the rack, and in some instances, a docking arrangement may include a valve body disposed within a docking port and movable between open and closed positions in a direction generally parallel to an axis of insertion of a conduit into a docking port in response to rotation of a drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Robert M. Digman, Joel Boyer
  • Publication number: 20200095962
    Abstract: An air cleaner assembly including a tray including two cleat receptacles spaced apart from one another at a back side of the assembly and a cover including two cleats at the back side, each of the two cleats adapted to seat within one of the two cleat receptacles. The assembly further includes a mounting bracket coupled to the tray, between the two cleat receptacles. The mounting bracket includes a guide rib extending outward from the mounting bracket, toward the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Morton, David Bryan McGeary, Roger Joseph Khami, Robert Boyer, Scott Allen Schaffer
  • Publication number: 20200095961
    Abstract: An air cleaner assembly including a tray including a cleat receptacle at a back side of the assembly and a cover including a cleat at the back side. The assembly further includes guide features arranged at a front side of the assembly. The guide feature are designed to contact one another continuously and guide the cover rearward, from an unseated position to a fully seated position where the cleat is seated within the cleat receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Morton, David Bryan McGeary, Roger Joseph Khami, Robert Boyer, Scott Allen Schaffer
  • Publication number: 20200085276
    Abstract: A dishwasher and method for operating the same utilize a docking arrangement for an elevation-adjustable rack. In some instances, a docking arrangement may include one or more rotatable docking ports to rotate a rotatable conduit supported on the rack, and in some instances, a docking arrangement may include a valve body disposed within a docking port and movable between open and closed positions in a direction generally parallel to an axis of insertion of a conduit into a docking port in response to rotation of a drive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Robert M. Digman, Joel Boyer
  • Publication number: 20200085279
    Abstract: A dishwasher and method for operating the same utilize a rack-mounted rotatable conduit with a return mechanism that positions the rotatable conduit to a predetermined rotational position when the conduit is disconnected from a docking arrangement on a wall of a wash tub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Robert M. Digman, Joel Boyer
  • Publication number: 20200085277
    Abstract: A dishwasher and method for operating the same utilize a diverter valve to control via rotation the flow of fluid such as wash fluid or pressurized air to a rotatable conduit supported in the rack of a dishwasher. A valve member may be disposed at a predetermined rotational position about an axis of rotation of the conduit such that a fluid inlet on a rotatable valve body may be rotated to the predetermined rotational position to restrict fluid flow to the conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Robert M. Digman, Joel Boyer
  • Publication number: 20200085278
    Abstract: A dishwasher and method for operating the same utilize a check valve in a rotatable docking port to control the flow of fluid such as wash fluid or pressurized air to a rotatable conduit supported in the rack of a dishwasher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Robert M. Digman, Joel Boyer
  • Publication number: 20200077868
    Abstract: A method and appliance utilize one or more sprayers that are coupled to both a liquid supply and an air supply through a common hydraulic circuit such that both liquid and pressurized air can be supplied to the one or more sprayers. A common motor may operate both an air pump and/or a water pump of the appliance. The air pump and/or water pump may supply fluid to one or more sprayers and/or other apparatuses within the appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Robert M. Digman, Joel Boyer
  • Publication number: 20200042284
    Abstract: Augmented reality enables an operator to visualize values of parameters of audio channels during audio mixing. A heads-up display worn by the operator, such as smart glasses, displays virtual graphical objects representing the parameters so that they appear within a three-dimensional space surrounding the operator and an audio mixing console. Parameter values are represented by the location, size, and other attributes of the virtual graphical objects. The operator adjusts the parameter values using physical and touch controls on the console and by manipulating the virtual objects with a body part such as a finger. Sensors mounted on the heads-up display and on other body parts capture position and movement of the operator in real time and send the captured data to a system running augmented reality control software. Graphical user interfaces of a media processing application controlled by the console and of plug-in modules may also be displayed on the heads-up display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Steven H. Milne, Stephen Wilson, Edward Jones, Robert Boyer, David K. Magleby, Eduardo Dias Trama, Konstantine Baranov
  • Publication number: 20200038295
    Abstract: Computerized oral prescription administration with refillable medication dispensing devices and associated systems and methods are provided. In one embodiment, a method of dispensing a substance to an intended user is provided. The method comprises receiving an input from a biometric sensor; determining, based on the received input, whether an intended user's unique biometric attribute is detected by the biometric sensor; receiving an input from an environmental sensor; determining, based on the received input, whether a mouthpiece is positioned within a user's mouth; receiving an input from a capacitive sensor array of the mouthpiece; determining, based on the received input, whether an intended user's unique dentition is positioned within a recess of the mouthpiece; and dispensing a substance from a reservoir to a mouth of the intended user in response to determining that the intended user's unique biometric attribute is detected by the biometric sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas M. Rouse, Susan B. Owen, Christy Corey, Carlton Chow, Michael Turi, Larry Bischoff, Steven Hartman, Robert Boyer, Richard Cronenberg, Michael Quinn, James Lynch