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).

  • Patent number: 12042111
    Abstract: A dishwasher and method utilize a cam-based position sensor that is configured to sense multiple rotational positions for a discretely directable tubular spray element driven by a tubular spray element drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joel Boyer, Robert M. Digman
  • Patent number: 12035865
    Abstract: A beverage container washing system may be used for rapid washing and/or sanitizing of beverage containers, e.g., for use in a retail environment to wash and/or sanitize customer-provided beverage containers prior to filling the beverage containers with purchased beverages, among other applications. The beverage container washing system may include multiple concentric housing members supported on a base, with each having one or more openings that may be selectively aligned through driven movement of at least one of the concentric housing members to provide access to a wash chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joel Boyer, Robert M. Digman
  • Publication number: 20240169057
    Abstract: A method or a system accesses an envelope stored in a first database. The envelope includes a set of secure electronic documents, a workflow of tasks, and one or more events associated with the tasks. The system also accesses a second database that stores a credential of an entity associated with the envelope. In response to authenticating the credential, the system receives and caches an access token in a third database. Further, the system monitors the events associated with the tasks in the workflow. In response to detecting an occurrence of at least one event, the system generates and sends a message with the cached access token to a webhook listener. After authentication of the entity using the access token, the webhook listener is caused to generate and send a notification to an administrator of the entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: Radu Marin, Ketan Ratnakar Bhave, Gorkem Yakin, Robert Boyer, Alan Gene Roza, David Wilson, Dennis Jay Dole
  • Publication number: 20230225947
    Abstract: A dosage unit dispenser cap in communication with a biometric sensing module is disclosed. The dosage unit dispenser cap includes a housing adapted to mate with a standard prescription dram vial, a dispensing port, and a computer processor. A dosage unit dispenser system including the dosage unit dispenser cap and the standard prescription dram vial is also disclosed. A system for patient treatment and monitoring including the dosage unit dispenser cap in communication with the biometric sensing module, a central database, and a dispensing system platform is also disclosed. A method of facilitating distribution of a dosage unit by providing the dosage unit dispenser cap is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2023
    Publication date: July 20, 2023
    Inventors: David Zuleta, Tim Fensterer, Jordan Shoemake, Justin Niemeier, Alexander Gorshkov, Robert Boyer
  • Publication number: 20230184570
    Abstract: A flow gauge scale assembly includes a first scale and a second scale. The first scale is configured to be disposed in a first radial position on a generally cylindrical flow tube through which a ball can move to indicate a flow rate of a flow of gas. The second scale is configured to be disposed in a second radial position that will be at least partially optically misaligned from the first scale when the flow gauge scale assembly is installed in the generally cylindrical flow tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Inventor: Robert Boyer
  • Publication number: 20230063065
    Abstract: An outlet assembly for hybrid pressure and flow regulation includes a first orifice of a first size, a second orifice of a second size that is larger than the first size, and a mechanism that automatically moves the first orifice between a first position, a second position, and a third position. When the first orifice is in the first position, the flow of gas passes through the first orifice, which regulates a flow rate of the flow of gas through the second orifice. When the first orifice is in the second position, the flow of gas primarily bypasses the first orifice and flows through the second orifice with a first specific flow rate. When the first orifice is in the third position, the flow of gas primarily bypasses the first orifice and flows through the second orifice with a second specific flow rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2022
    Publication date: March 2, 2023
    Inventor: Robert Boyer
  • Publication number: 20220386956
    Abstract: A substance dispensing apparatus comprises a housing for handheld use and a mouthpiece coupled to the housing. The housing comprises a biometric sensor and a cavity sized to receive a reservoir. The mouthpiece comprises a recess and a capacitive sensor array. The apparatus further comprises a pump coupled to the mouthpiece and couplable to the reservoir and comprises a processor in communication with the biometric sensor, capacitive sensor array, and pump. The processor is configured to cause the pump to automatically dispense a substance from the reservoir to a mouth of an intended user via the mouthpiece in response to determining that: a unique biometric attribute of the intended user is detected by the biometric sensor based on biometric data from the biometric sensor; and a unique dentition of the intended user is positioned within the recess of the mouthpiece based on dentition data from the capacitive sensor array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    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
  • Patent number: 11412983
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: BERKSHIRE BIOMEDICAL CORPORATION
    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
  • Patent number: 11266573
    Abstract: A system for medication delivery comprises a package containing a medication and a dosing device for delivering a dose of the medication, formulated as a multiparticulate, microspheres, a powder or a liquid. The package comprises a bottle, a bottle insert that covers a bottle opening and includes a dispense nozzle. The dispense nozzle is sealed using a valve that opens when the dosing device is engaged with the bottle. A closure covers the bottle insert and closes the bottle. The dosing device, similar to an oral syringe, comprises a barrel with a valve at a distal end of the barrel, a plunger and a dose control clip for attachment to the plunger. After the dosing device is connected to, the valve of the dispense nozzle, withdrawal of the plunger causes the dosing device to receive the dose of the medication, a user pushes the plunger which pushes the medication through the valve of the barrel and into a patient's mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: SYMPFINY LLC
    Inventors: Michael Vincent Quinn, Alexander Gorshkov, Richard Cronenberg, Tor Alden, Robert Boyer
  • Patent number: 11261831
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Morton, David Bryan McGeary, Roger Joseph Khami, Robert Boyer, Scott Allen Schaffer
  • Patent number: 11236712
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Morton, David Bryan McGeary, Roger Joseph Khami, Robert Boyer, Scott Allen Schaffer
  • Publication number: 20210299359
    Abstract: The disclosure provides driver components, systems and drive methods that facilitate improved dose setting, correcting, and/or dispensing in a multiple use pen-type injection device. In particular, various novel braking systems are disclosed that can be implemented within pen-type injection devices to achieve such improvements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Michael QUINN, Richard CRONENBERG, Robert BOYER, Alexander GORSHKOV
  • Patent number: 11079776
    Abstract: A gauge for a hybrid pressure and flowgauge regulator includes first indicia and second indicia. The first indicia provides an indication of a flow rate of a gas exiting an outlet of the hybrid pressure and flowgauge regulator when the gas exits with a pressure below a gauge threshold pressure. The second indicia provides an indication of the pressure of the gas exiting the outlet of the hybrid pressure and flowgauge regulator when the pressure of the gas exiting the outlet is above the gauge threshold pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: THE ESAB GROUP INC.
    Inventors: Robert Boyer, John Henderson
  • Publication number: 20200368460
    Abstract: Methods of securely dispensing a substance to an intended user are provided. In some instances, a method of securely dispensing a substance to an intended user includes moving a valve of a locking cap fixedly secured to a housing containing the substance to an open state that allows the substance to be dispensed from the housing to the intended user; determining that a unique biometric attribute of the intended user is detected; and dispensing the substance from the housing to the intended user in response to determining that the unique biometric attribute of the intended user is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Boyer, Christy Corey, Richard Cronenberg, John Kirkpatrick
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: D1009659
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: THE ESAB GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Robert Boyer