Patents by Inventor Robert Bruno

Robert Bruno 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: 20220232806
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for resisting intrusion by a pest. In one implementation, a reservoir extends between a proximal end and a distal end, and the reservoir defines an interior. A basin is mounted to the reservoir. The basin has a basin body and a basin surface. A sleeve assembly has a sleeve body and a port defined in the sleeve body. A tensioner translationally mounts the sleeve body relative to the basin body. The sleeve body translates distally from an accessible position to an occluded position when a weight applied to the sleeve assembly exceeds a weight threshold set by the tensioner. The accessible position includes bird food on the basin surface being accessible through the port. The occluded position includes the port being disposed distal to the basin surface such that the bird food on the basin surface is inaccessible through the port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: John Bruno, Stephen Combs, Lindsey Nifong, Robert Donegan, Bryan Krueger
  • Patent number: 11228677
    Abstract: Methods and systems described in this disclosure receive a call from a caller, generate a first session through a first channel associated with the caller when the call is received and then send a request for authentication credentials to a device associated with the caller. In some embodiments, sending the request for authentication credentials generates a second session through a second channel associated with the caller. The caller can be authenticated to the first session using communication received during the second session through the second channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA)
    Inventors: Michael Justin Cairns, David Alexander Lilley, Robert Bruno Pace, Jr., John Raymond Harris, Joshua Samuel Leonard, Yuibi Fujimoto, Kevin Kenneth Fiedler, Michael W. Lester
  • Patent number: 11218875
    Abstract: Methods and systems described in this disclosure receive a call from a device associated with a caller and request an indication of a context of the call. The system can send a request for authentication credentials in a push notification to the device. The push notification can be linked to an authentication tab or page in an application. After authentication of the caller, the system can direct the application to cause a tab or page associated with the subject matter of the call to be displayed on the qualified device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA)
    Inventors: David Alexander Lilley, Michael Justin Cairns, Robert Bruno Pace, Jr., John Raymond Harris, Joshua Samuel Leonard, Yuibi Fujimoto, Kevin Kenneth Fiedler
  • Patent number: 11060421
    Abstract: A system for aggregating a working fluid includes a fluid delivery line defining a fluid connection to at least one downstream process component; a plurality of collection lines each fluidically connected to a plurality of header lines by a respective set of header links; and a connecting junction fluidically connecting each of the plurality of collection lines to the fluid delivery line, the connecting junction including: at least one tee member oriented substantially perpendicularly with respect to the fluid delivery line, the at least one tee member connected to the fluid delivery line, and a plurality of branch fluid lines each fluidically coupling a respective one of the plurality of collection lines to the at least one tee member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey Frederick Magee, Van Dang, Denis Robert Bruno
  • Patent number: 10750008
    Abstract: Methods and systems described in this disclosure receive a call from a caller, generate a first session through a first channel associated with the caller when the call is received and then send a request for authentication credentials to a device associated with the caller. In some embodiments, sending the request for authentication credentials generates a second session through a second channel associated with the caller. The caller can be authenticated to the first session using communication received during the second session through the second channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA)
    Inventors: Michael Justin Cairns, David Alexander Lilley, Robert Bruno Pace, Jr., John Raymond Harris, Joshua Samuel Leonard, Yuibi Fujimoto, Kevin Kenneth Fiedler, Michael W. Lester
  • Patent number: 10652739
    Abstract: Methods and systems described in this disclosure receive a call from a device associated with a caller and request an indication of a context of the call. The system can send a request for authentication credentials in a push notification to the device. The push notification can be linked to an authentication tab or page in an application. After authentication of the caller, the system can direct the application to cause a tab or page associated with the subject matter of the call to be displayed on the qualified device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: David Alexander Lilley, Michael Justin Cairns, Robert Bruno Pace, Jr., John Raymond Harris, Joshua Samuel Leonard, Yuibi Fujimoto, Kevin Kenneth Fiedler
  • Patent number: 10619519
    Abstract: Heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) including bypass conduits for reducing fatigue and/or stress experienced by components within the HRSGs are disclosed. The HRSG may include a steam generator module generating steam, and a first superheater module positioned downstream of the steam generator module. The first superheater module may receive the steam generated by the steam generator module. The HRSG may also include a second superheater module positioned downstream from the first superheater module, and a bypass conduit for receiving a portion of the steam generated by the steam generator module. The bypass conduit may include an inlet positioned downstream of the steam generator module, and an outlet positioned downstream of the first superheater module. Additionally, the HRSG may include a valve in fluid communication with the bypass conduit to provide steam to the outlet of the bypass conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey Frederick Magee, Denis Robert Bruno, Van Dang, Dimitrios Vasilios Doupis, Scott William Herman
  • Publication number: 20200056510
    Abstract: A system for aggregating a working fluid includes a fluid delivery line defining a fluid connection to at least one downstream process component; a plurality of collection lines each fluidically connected to a plurality of header lines by a respective set of header links; and a connecting junction fluidically connecting each of the plurality of collection lines to the fluid delivery line, the connecting junction including: at least one tee member oriented substantially perpendicularly with respect to the fluid delivery line, the at least one tee member connected to the fluid delivery line, and a plurality of branch fluid lines each fluidically coupling a respective one of the plurality of collection lines to the at least one tee member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Frederick Magee, Van Dang, Denis Robert Bruno
  • Patent number: 10415433
    Abstract: A system includes a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) configured to generate steam from a supply of feed water using exhaust gases. The HRSG includes a heater configured to receive a supply of steam and further heat the steam. The heater includes a first manifold and a first set of branch connections circumferentially spaced about a first circumferential axis of the first manifold. Each of the branch connections routes a fluid jet of steam into a lumen of the first manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Van Dang, Denis Robert Bruno, Edward Martin Ortman, Early Femiana
  • Publication number: 20190170021
    Abstract: Heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) including bypass conduits for reducing fatigue and/or stress experienced by components within the HRSGs are disclosed. The HRSG may include a steam generator module generating steam, and a first superheater module positioned downstream of the steam generator module. The first superheater module may receive the steam generated by the steam generator module. The HRSG may also include a second superheater module positioned downstream from the first superheater module, and a bypass conduit for receiving a portion of the steam generated by the steam generator module. The bypass conduit may include an inlet positioned downstream of the steam generator module, and an outlet positioned downstream of the first superheater module. Additionally, the HRSG may include a valve in fluid communication with the bypass conduit to provide steam to the outlet of the bypass conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Frederick Magee, Denis Robert Bruno, Van Dang, Dimitrios Vasilios Doupis, Scott William Herman
  • Patent number: 10142464
    Abstract: Methods and systems described in this disclosure receive a call from a caller, generate a first session through a first channel associated with the caller when the call is received and then send a request for authentication credentials to a device associated with the caller. In some embodiments, sending the request for authentication credentials generates a second session through a second channel associated with the caller. The caller can be authenticated to the first session using communication received during the second session through the second channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA)
    Inventors: Michael Justin Cairns, David Alexander Lilley, Robert Bruno Pace, Jr., John Raymond Harris, Joshua Samuel Leonard, Yuibi Fujimoto, Kevin Kenneth Fielder, Michael W. Lester
  • Publication number: 20180163573
    Abstract: A system includes a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) configured to generate steam from a supply of feed water using exhaust gases. The HRSG includes a heater configured to receive a supply of steam and further heat the steam. The heater includes a first manifold and a first set of branch connections circumferentially spaced about a first circumferential axis of the first manifold. Each of the branch connections routes a fluid jet of steam into a lumen of the first manifold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Van Dang, Denis Robert Bruno, Edward Martin Ortman, Early Femiana
  • Patent number: 8785423
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of inducing cell cycle arrest and/or cell growth inhibition, with the methods comprising administering to the cells an effective dose of the compounds of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: University of Maryland, Baltimore
    Inventors: Vincent Njar, Angela Brodie, Robert Bruno
  • Patent number: D813542
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Jameel Ahmed, James Perry, Matthew L. Phillips, David Schweitzer, Robert Bruno
  • Patent number: D814792
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: James Perry, Jameel Ahmed, Matthew L. Phillips, David Schweitzer, Robert Bruno
  • Patent number: D821192
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: James Perry, Jameel Ahmed, Matthew L. Phillips, David Schweitzer, Robert Bruno
  • Patent number: D822483
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Jameel Ahmed, James Perry, Matthew L. Phillips, David Schweitzer, Robert Bruno
  • Patent number: D824255
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Robert Bruno, Matthew L. Phillips, David Schweitzer, James Perry, Jameel Ahmed
  • Patent number: D837053
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: James Perry, Matthew L. Phillips, David Schweitzer, Robert Bruno
  • Patent number: D835984
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: James Perry, Jameel Ahmed, Matthew L. Phillips, David Schweitzer, Robert Bruno