Patents by Inventor Robert Bruce

Robert Bruce 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: 11988301
    Abstract: A valve assembly for a fuel tank includes a cage having a seat that defines an aperture and a spring latch that holds a poppet in an intermediate-open position, which spaces the poppet from a seat to allow fluid communication through an aperture. A method of operating a valve assembly due to a first-time fueling event is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Raymond Bruce McLauchlan, Brian J. O'Neil, Kandice M. Kawala, Robert J. Boychuk
  • Patent number: 11980565
    Abstract: Introduced here are pressure-mitigation apparatuses for mitigating the pressure applied to a human body by the support surface of an object. The pressure-mitigation apparatus can include a series of chambers that can be individually controlled to vary the pressure therein. By varying the chamber pressure, the main point of pressure applied by the support surface to the human body may be moved across the surface of the human body. An attachment apparatus may be used to securely adhere the pressure-mitigation apparatus to the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: TurnCare, Inc.
    Inventors: Rafael Paolo Squitieri, Robert Charles Deutsch, Steven Bruce Frazier, Robert Loiacono, Linda Seaman, Erica Kelly
  • Patent number: 11981099
    Abstract: Introduced here are methods, apparatuses, and systems for mitigating the contact pressure applied to a human body by the surface of an object, such as a chair, bed, or table. A pressure-mitigation apparatus can include a series of chambers whose pressure can be individually varied. When placed between a patient and a contact surface, a controller can vary the contact pressure on the human body by controllably inflating one or more chambers, deflating one or more chambers, or any combination thereof. By monitoring the pressure in each chamber over time, the controller can also gain an enhanced understanding of movement(s) performed by the human body when positioned on the pressure-mitigation apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: TurnCare, Inc.
    Inventors: Rafael Paolo Squitieri, Robert Charles Deutsch, Steven Bruce Frazier, Robert Loiacono, Linda Seaman, Erica Kelly
  • Patent number: 11967711
    Abstract: A compound of the general formula: wherein x is equal to or greater than 0.175 and equal to or less than 0.325 and y is equal to or greater than 0.05 and equal to or less than 0.35. In another embodiment, x is equal to zero and y is greater than 0.12 and equal to or less than 0.4. The compound is also formulated into a positive electrode for use in an electrochemical cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Robert Roberts, Peter George Bruce, Niccolo Guerrini, Rong Hao, Francis Gachau Kinyanjui
  • Patent number: 11962615
    Abstract: A system for detecting Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks on one or more user profiles collects a number of invalid sign-on attempts on the one or more user profiles during every time interval. The system determines a number of invalid sign-on attempts on every user profile since the start of the first time interval. The system detects a first DoS attack on a particular user profile if a first number of invalid sign-on attempts on the particular user profile exceeds a single-user profile. The system detects a second DoS attack on multiple user profiles during the first time interval if the increase in the total number of invalid sign-on attempts since the last time interval exceeds a scan-level threshold number. The system detects a third DoS attack on multiple user profiles if the total number of invalid sign-on attempts detected during combined time intervals exceeds a third threshold number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Xiao Jun Zhang, Neetika Singh, Jesse Deping Meng, Robert Bruce Williams, Joshua Samuel Drucker, Cynthia Diane Dieterich
  • Patent number: 11960104
    Abstract: Control systems for liquid lenses can use feedback control using one or more measured parameters indicative of a position of the fluid interface in the liquid lens. Capacitance between a fluid and an electrode in the liquid lens can vary depending on the position of the fluid interface. Current mirrors can be used for making measurements indicative of the capacitance and/or the fluid interface position. The liquid lens can be calibrated using the measurements indicative of capacitance and/or fluid interface position as the voltage is driven across an operational range. A control system can use pulse width modulation (PWM) for driving a liquid lens, and a carrier frequency for the PWM signals can be varied to control power consumption in the liquid lens. The slew rate can be adjustable to control power consumption in the liquid lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jann Paul Kaminski, Raymond Miller Karam, Robert Bruce Lyon, Dragon Pikula, Daniel Ohen Ricketts
  • Publication number: 20240108493
    Abstract: A nutrient recycling device is provided that is configured to collect digestive contents from a first opening of a gastrointestinal (GI) tract and recycle and/or return the digestive contents to a second location in a patient's gastrointestinal tract. The device and associated method may find application in patients with a number of complaints, such as short bowel syndrome and/or prior to stoma reversal surgery. The device comprises a bag adapted to receive the digestive contents from a first GI opening, and a pump incorporated with the bag adapted to pump the digestive contents to a second GI location. The pump includes an inlet in fluid communication with the interior of the bag, and an outlet connected to an outlet conduit adapted to provide a flow pathway for the digestive content to flow from the pump to second GI location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: The Insides Company
    Inventors: Gregory Brian O'Grady, John Bilkey Davidson, Robert Bruce Davidson, Ian Peter Bissett, Mackenzie Liam Greenslade
  • Publication number: 20240111103
    Abstract: Devices such as multiports comprising connection ports with associated securing features and methods for making the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the device comprises a shell, at least one connection port, at least one securing feature passageway, and at least one securing feature. The at least one connection port is disposed on the multiport with the at least one connection port comprising an optical connector opening extending from an outer surface of the multiport to a cavity of the multiport and defining a connection port passageway. The at least one securing feature is associated with the connection port passageway, and the at least one securing feature is disposed within a portion of the at least one securing feature passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Thierry Luc Alain Dannoux, Robert Bruce Elkins, II, Joel Christopher Rosson, Dayne Wilcox, Michael Wimmer, Shane Chad Woody, Zhiye Zhang
  • Publication number: 20240111101
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to laser treatment of an optical fiber to secure the optical fiber within a ferrule bore. In particular, the laser treatment modifies the physical structure of the optical fiber to aid in securing the optical fiber within the ferrule bore and to correct core-to-ferrule eccentricity errors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Robert Bruce Elkins, II, Ming-Jun Li, Ying Liu, Lei Yuan
  • Patent number: 11940674
    Abstract: A method of designing a fluid-filled contact lens (103) is described. The method involves generating a computational model that includes a fluid-filled lens (103) and the shape of a cornea causes deformation of an internal structure of the fluid-filled lens (103) to generate a deformed, fluid-filled lens (103) with altered optical properties. The method also includes modelling (5) the optical properties of the deformed, fluid-filled lens (103). The shape of the fluid-filled lens (103) is then adjusted (7) to reduce the effects of the deformation on the optical properties. This is referred to as an adjusted fluid-filled lens (103). A corresponding off-eye lens design is generated (110 based on the adjusted fluid-filled lens design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: COOPERVISION INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert Oag, Ian Bruce, Robin Frith, Percy Lazon de la Jara, Rachel Marullo
  • Publication number: 20240094870
    Abstract: Various aspects and embodiments are directed to a streamlined computer device and a graphical user interface that organizes interface elements into views of computer content for presentation to a user. Various views of digital media content permits users to easily and efficiently access various digital media content. Different views are used to provide an interface that is responsive to configurations of the device and responsive to activity being performed by the user. Aspects include permitting the user to maintain and manage digital media content libraries. According to some embodiments, the libraries comprise user digital media content and references digital media content. Functionality provided to a user can be tailored to the type of content displayed, accessed and/or managed. According to various aspects, methods and systems are provided for accessing and managing digital media libraries on a streamlined computing device with a plurality selectable I/O profiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicant: LiTL LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sanford Havoc Pennington, Matthew David Day, Noah Bruce Guyot, Daniel Kuo, Jenea Boshart Hayes, Aaron Tang, David Livingstone Fore, John H. Chuang, Chris Bambacus, Yves Behar, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Hibmacronan, Naoya Edahiro, Donald Francis Fischer, Christian Marc Schmidt, Lisa Strausfeld, Marc Gallucci, Eric Sutton, Samuel Wallace Webber, Christine Meahan, Phillip Henson
  • Patent number: 11931452
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides topical compositions of rofecoxib and methods of making said compositions. The present disclosure also provides methods of using topical compositions of rofecoxib to treat inflammation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: JF Pharma Tech LLC
    Inventor: Robert Bruce Register
  • Publication number: 20240084920
    Abstract: A valve assembly for a fuel tank includes a cage having a seat that defines an aperture and a spring latch that holds a poppet in an intermediate-open position, which spaces the poppet from a seat to allow fluid communication through an aperture. A method of operating a valve assembly due to a first-time fueling event is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Raymond Bruce MCLAUCHLAN, Brian J. O'NEIL, Kandice M. KAWALA, Robert J. BOYCHUCK
  • Publication number: 20240082518
    Abstract: Apparatus for generating a supply of air at positive pressure for the amelioration or treatment of a respiratory disorder includes a first chamber, a second chamber, at least one inlet tube structured and configured to allow ambient air to enter the first chamber, at least one flow tube structured and configured to allow air to pass from the first chamber to the second chamber, and a blower structured and configured to produce a flow of air at positive pressure. The blower is positioned in the first chamber and structured and configured to receive air from the second chamber. The blower includes a housing structured and configured to sealingly separate air flow through an interior of the housing from the first chamber. The at least one inlet tube is axially spaced from the at least one flow tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Melanie Lucia CARIOLA, Christopher Scott EDWARDS, Jeegarkumar KAPADIA, Barton John KENYON, Michael Bruce MOIR, Timothy Nicholas SHADIE, Robert John SPARROW, Zhuo Ran TANG
  • Publication number: 20240076075
    Abstract: A bag sealing system for securing one or more items in a closable bag comprises a moveable frame, a closable bag, a closing device and a driving device. The moveable frame can have an open configuration, intermediate configurations and a closed configuration. The closable bag has an open end and a closed end wherein the open end of the closable bag is coupled to the moveable frame. The closing device is provided for securely closing the open end of the bag via a securing element, and the driving device is coupled to the closing device to actuate the closing device to securely close the closable bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2022
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventors: David McNair, Tim Patrick Moergenthaler, Pierre Nicolas, Robert Bruce Tenney, Clare Emily Scott, Ian De Dominicis
  • Publication number: 20240058018
    Abstract: An apparatus for extraction of osseous tissue is disclosed. The apparatus includes a fixed portion and a clamp oriented along a generally central area of the fixed portion. The apparatus includes a first bone cutting device and a second bone cutting device coupled to the fixed portion and oriented around the clamp. The first bone cutting device and the second bone cutting device are coupled to the fixed portion using respective joints that accommodate orientations of the first bone cutting device and the second bone cutting device relative to the fixed portion along different horizontal and vertical axes. The clamp is configured to engage a first bone portion during a surgical procedure. The first bone cutting device and the second bone cutting device are configured to remove a second bone portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Michael Bohl, Michael Mooney, Iridian Vaca, Ryan Samuel Schulte, Andrew Robert Bruce, Leah Elizabeth Fletcher, Aron Lopez-Jimenez, Framarz Alam, Ethan Marshall, Ivanna Revel
  • Patent number: 11891899
    Abstract: A dual-engine system of an aircraft that includes at least one main engine is provided. The dual-engine system includes a sustainer engine, a booster engine configured to augment a power output of the sustainer engine, and a gearbox coupled to the sustainer engine and the booster engine. An output of the gearbox is configured to selectively combine the power output of the sustainer engine with the booster engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: RTX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Robert Bruce Fowler
  • Patent number: 11887743
    Abstract: Conformal coatings provide environmental protection for sensitive military electronics. Preliminary MCNP™ modeling of metal oxide impregnated acrylic conformal coatings indicates an effective shield for gammas below 10 keV and a reduction in neutron displacement damage to Si-based electronics across the Watt spectrum. This work provides data which can allow an optimal overall shielding worth per total weight to eventually be evaluated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Robert Bruce Hayes, Michael Jeffrey DeVanzo
  • Patent number: 11886017
    Abstract: Devices such as multiports comprising connection ports with associated securing features and methods for making the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the device comprises a shell, at least one connection port, at least one securing feature passageway, and at least one securing feature. The at least one connection port is disposed on the multiport with the at least one connection port comprising an optical connector opening extending from an outer surface of the multiport to a cavity of the multiport and defining a connection port passageway. The at least one securing feature is associated with the connection port passageway, and the at least one securing feature is disposed within a portion of the at least one securing feature passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Thierry Luc Alain Dannoux, Robert Bruce Elkins, II, Joel Christopher Rosson, Dayne Wilcox, Michael Wimmer, Shane C. Woody, Zhiye Zhang
  • Patent number: D1015473
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: SDS ASIA LIMITED, BVI #1748971
    Inventor: Robert Bruce