Patents by Inventor Robert Buckley

Robert Buckley 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: 20240018951
    Abstract: A thruster system for use in a spacecraft combines chemical and electric or electrothermal propulsion. To that end a thruster may comprise a cavity including at least one inlet to receive a first fluid and a second fluid configured to chemically react with the first fluid within the cavity to generate a reaction product. Alternatively, the cavity may be configured to receive a monopropellant configured to chemically decompose within the cavity. The thruster system further comprises an energy source coupled to the cavity and configured to heat or ionize material within the cavity by emitting electromagnetic radiation. Still further, the thruster system comprises a nozzle provided at one end of the cavity and configured to direct heated material out of the cavity to generate thrust.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Inventors: David Robert Buckley Biggs, Michael Werner Georg Winter, Joseph Mark Oorebeek, Robert Erik Schwarz, Charles Jonathan Chase
  • Patent number: 11815725
    Abstract: An example photonic integrated circuit includes a transmitter circuit with a optical communication path to an optical coupler configured to couple with an optical fiber. The optical communication path has a propagation direction away from the transmitter circuit and towards the optical coupler. A counter-propagating tap diverts light sent by a light source backward against the propagation direction of the optical communication path. A photodiode receives the diverted light and measures its power level. The photodiode generates a feedback signal for the optical coupler and provides the feedback signal to the optical coupler. The optical coupler receives the feedback signal and adjusts a coupling alignment of the optical communication path to the optical fiber based on the feedback signal, which indicates the measured power level of the diverted counter-propagating light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: OpenLight Photonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon W. Buckley, Brian Robert Koch, John Garcia, Jared Bauters, Sudharsanan Srinivasan, Anand Ramaswamy
  • Publication number: 20230304358
    Abstract: A horizontal directional drilling machine includes a drill string rotational drive unit having an output member configured to connect with and selectively drive rotation of a drill string, the rotational drive unit including a hydraulic motor. A hydraulic circuit has a configuration that puts the motor in a drive mode to apply torque and a second configuration that puts the motor in a freewheel mode disabled from applying torque. The hydraulic circuit includes a first fluid flow path for connecting the hydraulic motor through a first rotary ball valve to one of an inlet side and an outlet side of a drive pump, and a second fluid flow path for selectively connecting the hydraulic motor through a second rotary ball valve to the other side of the drive pump. In the first configuration, there is no pressure drop across the first and second rotary ball valves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventors: Jacob Rewerts, Zach Buckley, Robert D. Franz
  • Patent number: 11724183
    Abstract: A system and method are described for managing the state of an online video game. A method includes initiating a new online video game in response to user input from a client device, the online video game being in a first state on a first server when initiated; executing the online video game on the server, thereby causing the online video game to enter a second state; pausing or terminating the online video game; determining differences between the first state and the second state and generating difference data containing the differences; transmitting the difference data over a network to a second server; and recreating the second state from the difference data and the first state in response to user input indicating that the user wishes to resume the online video game and in response to the second server being selected as the server on which to execute the video game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventors: Stephen G. Perlman, Roger van der Laan, Timothy Cotter, Scott Furman, Robert McCool, Ian Buckley
  • Patent number: 11704120
    Abstract: A computer processing system includes a processor to operate in a first computing environment. The processor creates a generic application layer by scrubbing a new application layer within the computer processing system to remove objects associated with the new application layer and specific to the first computing environment. The processor further creates within the computer processing system a single composited layered image by merging the generic application layer with at least one other application layer having objects associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Inventors: John Webb, Christopher W. Midgley, Robert Oakes, Bill Buckley
  • Publication number: 20230181866
    Abstract: A humidification system can include a heater base, a chamber, and a breathing circuit. The heater base includes a heater plate positioned in a recessed region, and a heat conductive portion of the chamber is configured to contact the heater plate. The heater base includes a guard configured to control movement of the chamber into and out of the recessed region. The guard includes an anti-racking mechanism. The chamber includes an inlet port, an outlet port. A downward extension extends into the chamber from the inlet port, and a baffle is disposed at a lower end of the downward extension. A component of the breathing circuit can include a conduit hanging end cap for shipping and storage. The end cap can include a hanging component to allow the breathing circuit component to be hung from a medical stand. The system can detect when breathing circuits are connected in reverse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2022
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Inventors: John James JACKSON, Barry Shack MANON, Victor Rosales CORRALES, Stefan Leo VAN WORKUM, Michael John ANDRESEN, Stephen David EVANS, Mark Samuel HAMILTON, Paul Fleming BUCKLEY, Jason Allan KLENNER, Hamish OSBORNE, Samuel Graham BOGGS, James William STANTON, Joseph Nathaniel GRIFFITHS, Jonathan Andrew George LAMBERT, Nicholas Edward VAUGHAN, James Owen KEHOE, Francisco Ernesto DE LA PEÑA DE LA FUENTE, Nicholas James Michael MCKENNA, Rachael PORTER, Simon Mordechai STAM, David Robert KEMPS, Edwin Joseph LYONS, Madeleine Bess MARTIN, Ada Yiwen SHOU, Huang-Ku LIU
  • Publication number: 20190383490
    Abstract: A fireplace is disclosed having a flame screen that is fitted over a gas burner. The gas burner may be an elongated tube having orifices that are configured to produce a row of flames. The row of flames passes through openings in the flame screen to increase the height of the row of flames, change the color of the row of flames, and/or alter a shape or distribution of the row of flames. The flame screen may also facilitate ignition of a gas emitted from the gas burner after the flame screen has been heated by the row of flames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Paladino, Robert Buckley
  • Publication number: 20190184643
    Abstract: A blank is manufactured by additive layer manufacturing. The blank is made up of a part, a tool, and a connection member connecting the tool to the part, which are all integrally formed during the build from the same build material. The connection member can be cut or broken to disconnect the tool from the part which enables the tool to be used to mechanically remove surface build material from the surface of the part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Stephan SCHNEIDER, Robert BUCKLEY, Andrew NIXON, Stephen HEWITT
  • Patent number: 10273502
    Abstract: A process for producing a retroviral or lentiviral vector formulation comprising a filter-sterilisation step wherein the filter-sterilisation step is not the final step in the purification process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Oxford BioMedica (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Richard Truran, Robert Buckley, Pippa Radcliffe, James Miskin, Kyriacos Mitrophanous
  • Publication number: 20170175135
    Abstract: A process for producing a retroviral or lentiviral vector formulation comprising a filter-sterilisation step wherein the filter-sterilisation step is not the final step in the purification process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: OXFORD BIOMEDICA (UK) LIMITED
    Inventors: Richard Truran, Robert Buckley, Pippa Radcliffe, James Miskin, Kyriacos Mitrophanous
  • Publication number: 20170073702
    Abstract: A process for producing a retroviral or lentiviral vector formulation comprising a filter-sterilisation step wherein the filter-sterilisation step is not the final step in the purification process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: OXFORD BIOMEDICA (UK) LIMITED
    Inventors: Richard Truran, Robert Buckley, Pippa Radcliffe, James Miskin, Kyriacos Mitrophanous
  • Patent number: 9169491
    Abstract: A process for producing a retroviral or lentiviral vector formulation comprising a filter-sterilization step wherein the filter-sterilization step is not the final step in the purification process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Oxford BioMedica (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Richard Truran, Robert Buckley, Pippa Radcliffe, James Miskin, Kyriacos Mitrophanous
  • Publication number: 20150189925
    Abstract: A cardiopulmonary protective garment for providing limited protection from lightning is fabricated of a waterproof/breathable fabric, such as a Gore-Tex® laminate or equivalent. The garment keeps a wearer's body dry and supports a lightning flashover event when moist or wet on the outside, protecting the cardiopulmonary system. Strips of an electrically conductive fabric, such as Shieldex® or equivalent, can be attached in various arrangements on a posterior outer surface of the garment for igniting a rapid flashover. The conductive strips also provide attractive design details. In some embodiments, an inner heat shielding and flame resistant layer, made of a fabric such as NOMEX® or equivalent, can increase protection against burning caused by lightning and a flashover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: DAN SCHLAGER, DELMAS ROBERT BUCKLEY, JR.
  • Patent number: 8897829
    Abstract: One aspect provides a method of controlling transmit power in a wireless device, wherein a desired transmit power is determined as a result of detection of a receive signal parameter. The method comprises detecting a desired maximum transmit power and generating a sequence of attenuation factors. The sequence is generated by monotonically increasing a variable at a controlled rate between a starting value and the maximum transmit power. The method further comprises using each attenuation factor in turn to: (a) reduce the measured value of the received signal power; and (b) reduce a determined desired value of the transmit power, where the transmit power is continually reduced as the variable is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Buckley, Jonathan Lucas, Edward Charles John Andrews, Steve Allpress
  • Publication number: 20140220905
    Abstract: One aspect provides a method of controlling transmit power in a wireless device, wherein a desired transmit power is determined as a result of detection of a receive signal parameter. The method comprises detecting a desired maximum transmit power and generating a sequence of attenuation factors. The sequence is generated by monotonically increasing a variable at a controlled rate between a starting value and the maximum transmit power. The method further comprises using each attenuation factor in turn to: (a) reduce the measured value of the received signal power; and (b) reduce a determined desired value of the transmit power, where the transmit power is continually reduced as the variable is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Buckley, Jonathan Lucas, Edward Charles John Andrews, Steve Allpress
  • Publication number: 20140113542
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for solar fan controller have been disclosed. In one version a solar fan controller (SFC) uses inputs about temperature, humidity, weather, and fan status to control a fan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: U.S. Sunlight Corp.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Foreman, Robert Buckley
  • Patent number: 8282776
    Abstract: Wiping products are disclosed containing an additive composition that enhances the cleaning properties of the product. The additive composition, for instance, comprises an aqueous dispersion containing an alpha-olefin polymer, an ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer, or mixtures thereof. The alpha-olefin polymer may comprise an interpolymer of ethylene and octene, while the ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer may comprise ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer. The additive composition may also contain a dispersing agent, such as a fatty acid. The additive composition increases various properties of the product including the ability of the product to quickly absorb oil. For instance, the additive composition can decrease the Oil Absorbency Rate by from about 20% to about 80% and can decrease the Reverse Osmosis Oil Wet Out time by from about 10% to about 80%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Megan Christine Hansen Smith, Gregor Robert Buckley, Manish Raval, Craig Farrell Thomaschefsky
  • Patent number: 8249211
    Abstract: Provided is a modified target assembly in which the target fluid is moved within the target assembly in a manner that increases the effective density of the target fluid within the beam path, thereby increasing beam yield utilizing forced convection. The target may also include optional structures, such as nozzles, diverters and deflectors for guiding and/or accelerating the flow of the target fluid. The target assembly directs the target fluid along an inner sleeve in a direction opposite the direction of the beam current to produce a counter current flow and may also direct the flow of the target fluid away from the inner surface of the inner sleeve and toward a central region in the target cavity. This countercurrent flow suppresses natural convection that tends to reduce the density of the target fluid in the beam path and tends to increase the heat transfer from the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced Applied Physics Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Robert Buckley
  • Publication number: 20120174506
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for skylight tube have been disclosed. In one version spacing between diffusers is substantially between 0.5? to 0.75?.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: US Sunlight Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Buckley, Geoffrey Foreman, Robert Huang
  • Patent number: D923167
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Music City Fire Company
    Inventors: Stephen Paladino, Robert Buckley