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).

  • Patent number: 8138901
    Abstract: An instrument cluster includes a cluster mask having a tell-tale formed therein, wherein the tell-tale includes an indicia window representing an alert to a user of the instrument cluster; and a light source for emitting light through the indicia window of the tell-tale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Upton Beall Bowden, Robert Bruno Bucciarelli, Royce Duchante Channey
  • Patent number: 8025177
    Abstract: A joint compound container including a body having a generally trough shape formed from two opposing planar side walls separated from one another by a planar floor, and opposing end walls. The container also includes a reinforcing band attached to the body and configured for reinforcing each of the side walls and the end walls where the reinforcing band is displaced from an upper edge of the body only by a distance sufficient to define a scraping edge extending upwardly beyond an upper edge of the reinforcing band and where the scraping edge is formed by the upper edge of the body and supported by the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Robert Bruno, Matthew Earle Myers
  • Publication number: 20110209091
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and method of measuring bandwidth to determine whether there is a sufficient data rate available to enable or disable features and applications located in a vehicle. Based on the available bandwidth, the system activates or deactivates buttons associated with devices located in the vehicle. Activation and deactivation of the devices are represented on an interface, such as a display, in the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Bruno Bucciarelli, Wes Albert Nagara, T.C. Wingrove
  • Patent number: 7988012
    Abstract: A joint compound container has two opposing end walls, and a body having a generally trough shape formed from two planar side walls separated from one another by a planar floor. The body is affixed to the end walls. Each of the side walls shares a respective common radiused edge with the floor of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Robert Bruno, Matthew Earle Myers
  • Publication number: 20110160170
    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: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventors: Vincent C. Njar, Angela Brodie, Robert Bruno
  • Publication number: 20110089885
    Abstract: A charging system for a vehicle includes a primary energy source, a secondary energy source, a switching circuit in electrical communication with the primary energy source and the secondary energy source, and a charging port to provide electrical communication between the switching circuit and an electrical device, wherein the switching circuit selectively controls an electrical current flowing from the primary energy source and the secondary energy to the electrical device based upon a state of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: Upton Beall Bowden, Robert Bruno Bucciarelli, Dale O. Cramer
  • Patent number: 7914172
    Abstract: A unified lighting system including a plurality of light emitting devices, wherein each light emitting device generates a color output in response to a plurality of light settings and a modification to the light settings of one light emitting device is automatically propagated to the other light emitting devices, thereby providing a substantially uniform color output of the lighting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Wes A. Nagara, Robert Bruno Bucciarelli, Theodore Charles Wingrove
  • Patent number: 7886479
    Abstract: A trap having a first housing member slideably engaged with a second housing member, to provide a collapsible trapping enclosure therebetween. The trap has an opening that provides a passageway to the trapping enclosure, such as an opening disposed in one of the first and second housing members. The trap has an open position and a closed position. In the open position, the opening is unobstructed so that an animal may enter and exit the trapping enclosure. In the closed position, the opening is substantially blocked. A trigger is located inside the trap, so that when the trigger is triggered by an animal, the trap moves to its closed position, enclosing the animal inside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: SMG Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Bruno, Matthew L. Phillips, Lynn Briggs, Thomas Paul Danniger, Richard Gene Foster
  • Publication number: 20100214097
    Abstract: An instrument cluster includes a cluster mask having a tell tail formed therein, wherein the tell tail includes an indicia window representing an alert to a user of the instrument cluster; and a light source for emitting light through the indicia window of the tell tail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Upton Beall Bowden, Robert Bruno Bucciarelli, Royce Duchante Channey
  • Publication number: 20100097817
    Abstract: A unified lighting system including a plurality of light emitting devices, wherein each light emitting device generates a color output in response to a plurality of light settings and a modification to the light settings of one light emitting device is automatically propagated to the other light emitting devices, thereby providing a substantially uniform color output of the lighting system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventors: Wes A. Nagara, Robert Bruno Bucciarelli, Theodore Charles Wingrove
  • Publication number: 20100044384
    Abstract: A joint compound container including a body having a generally trough shape formed from two opposing planar side walls separated from one another by a planar floor, and opposing end walls. The container also includes a reinforcing band attached to the body and configured for reinforcing each of the side walls and the end walls where the reinforcing band is displaced from an upper edge of the body only by a distance sufficient to define a scraping edge extending upwardly beyond an upper edge of the reinforcing band and where the scraping edge is formed by the upper edge of the body and supported by the band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Robert Bruno, Matthew Earle Myers
  • Publication number: 20090151222
    Abstract: A trap having a first housing member slideably engaged with a second housing member, to provide a collapsible trapping enclosure therebetween. The trap has an opening that provides a passageway to the trapping enclosure, such as an opening disposed in one of the first and second housing members. The trap has an open position and a closed position. In the open position, the opening is unobstructed so that an animal may enter and exit the trapping enclosure. In the closed position, the opening is substantially blocked. A trigger is located inside the trap, so that when the trigger is triggered by an animal, the trap moves to its closed position, enclosing the animal inside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Robert Bruno, Matthew L. Phillips, Lynn Briggs, Thomas Paul Danniger, Richard Gene Foster
  • Patent number: 7458127
    Abstract: A taping knife has a web, a working edge, two side edges, and a handle edge opposite the working edge. The handle is connected to the blade to have an angular orientation relative to the working edge of the blade such that the handle is neither parallel nor perpendicular to the blade working edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Robert Bruno, Frank Sterpka, Matthew Earle Myers
  • Patent number: D589583
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: SMG Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew L. Phillips, Philip Nathan, Lynn Briggs, Robert Bruno, Peter J. Everett, Thomas Paul Danniger, Richard Gene Foster, Katie Chapman
  • Patent number: D589584
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: SMG Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew L. Phillips, Philip Nathan, Lynn Briggs, Robert Bruno, Peter J. Everett, Thomas Paul Danniger, Richard Gene Foster, Katie Chapman
  • Patent number: D617962
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Care Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond E. Clepper, Randall A. Sandlin, Robert Bruno, Philip Nathan
  • Patent number: D618408
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Care Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond E. Clepper, Randall A. Sandlin, Robert Bruno, Philip Nathan
  • Patent number: D637006
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Andrew K. Marsden, Dennis P. De Renzo, Jr., Robert Bruno, Matthew Phillips, Philip Nathan
  • Patent number: D650255
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company
    Inventors: Frank Sterpka, Robert Bruno, Emmanuel Thery
  • Patent number: D650256
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company
    Inventors: Frank Sterpka, Robert Bruno, Emmanuel Thery