Patents by Inventor Robert C. Davis

Robert C. Davis 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: 20200374131
    Abstract: A method for conveying auditable information regarding provenance of a product that is cryptographically accurate while retaining complete anonymity of product and participant on a blockchain includes: receiving a product identifier; generating a digital token by applying a hashing algorithm to the product identifier; generating an entry value by applying the hashing algorithm to a combination of an event identifier and the digital token; generating a digital signature by digitally signing a data package using a private key of a cryptographic key pair, where the data package includes at least a blockchain address, the event identifier, and the digital token; and transmitting the blockchain address, the digital signature, and the entry value to a node in a blockchain network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Steven C. DAVIS, Rob BYRNE, Robert COLLINS, Deborah Eleanor BARTA, Leandro NUNES DA SILVA CARVALHO
  • Publication number: 20200373622
    Abstract: Electrolyte solutions including at least one anhydrous fluoride salt and at least one non-aqueous solvent are presented. The fluoride salt includes an organic cation having a charge center (e.g., N, P, S, or O) that does not possess a carbon in the ?-position or does not possess a carbon in the ?-position having a bound hydrogen. This salt structure facilitates its ability to be made anhydrous without decomposition. Example anhydrous fluoride salts include (2,2-dimethylpropyl)trimethylammonium fluoride and bis(2,2-dimethylpropyl)dimethylammonium fluoride. Combining these fluoride salts with at least one fluorine-containing non-aqueous solvent (e.g., bis(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)ether; (BTFE)) promotes solubility of the salt within the non-aqueous solvents. The solvent may be a mixture of at least one non-aqueous, fluorine-containing solvent and at least one other non-aqueous, fluorine or non-fluorine containing solvent (e.g., BTFE and propionitrile or dimethoxyethane).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicants: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Simon C. JONES, Victoria K. DAVIS, Christopher M. BATES, Nebojsa MOMCILOVIC, Brett M. SAVOIE, Michael A. WEBB, Thomas F. MILLER, III, Robert H. GRUBBS, Christopher BROOKS, Kaoru OMICHI
  • Publication number: 20200356527
    Abstract: A file access request is received from an application. One or more file types for the file access request are identified, and one or more file hosts supporting files of the identified one or more file types are also identified. A user interface is displayed, the user interface including a hosted area. Within the hosted area, at least one of the one or more file hosts displays a portion of the user interface identifying one or more files of at least one file host that can be selected for retrieval, or one or more locations that can be selected to which the one or more files are saved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Hoogerwerf, David C. Fields, Michael J. Gilmore, Rolf A. Ebeling, Steven J. Ball, Manav Mishra, Tyler K. Beam, Robert H. Liao, Benjamin J. Karas, Matthew P. Duignan, Jensen Harris, Richard Jacob White, Lyon Wong, Dennis L. Davis
  • Patent number: 10808394
    Abstract: A modular structure includes a sill and a plurality of interlocking panels. The interlocking panels are attached to one another to form a panel assembly having a first end and a second end. The first end of the panel assembly is attached to a first side of the sill, and the second end of the panel assembly is attached to a second, opposing side of the sill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Endurequest Corporation
    Inventors: Ken Dewing, Robert C Davis, Jesse Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20200299420
    Abstract: An olefin polymerization catalyst system comprising: a procatalyst component comprising a metal-ligand complex of Formula (I) wherein each X is independently a monodentate or polydentate ligand that is neutral, monoanionic, or dianionic, wherein n is an integer, and wherein X and n are chosen such that the metal-ligand complex of Formula (I) is overall neutral; wherein each R1 and R5 independently is selected from (C1-C40)hydrocarbyls, substituted (C1-C40)hydrocarbyls; (C1-C40)heterohydrocarbyls and substituted (C1-C40)heterohydrocarbyls; wherein each R2 and R4 independently is selected from (C1-C40)hydrocarbyls and substituted (C1-C40)hydrocarbyls; wherein R3 is selected from the group consisting of a (C3-C40)hydrocarbylene, substituted (C3-C40)hydrocarbylene, [(C+Si)3-(C+Si)40]organosilylene, substituted [(C+Si)3-(C+Si)40]organosilylene, [(C+Ge)3-(C+Ge)40]organogermylene, or substituted [(C+Ge)3-(C+Ge)40]organogermylene; wherein each N independently is nitrogen; and optionally, two or more R1-5 groups each
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Brad C. Bailey, Matthew D. Christianson, Anna V. Davis, Andrew M. Camelio, Robert D.J. Froese, Jessica L. Klinkenberg
  • Publication number: 20200304298
    Abstract: An approach is provided for deterring a tampering of content. Content is signed by using an asymmetric key cryptography. The signed content is stored in a distributed ledger which is accessible to a plurality of subscribers of the distributed ledger. The signing of the content using the asymmetric key cryptography together with the storing of the signed content in the distributed ledger provide a non-repudiable identification of an owner of the content and a non-repudiable proof of an ownership of the content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Michael C. Davis, Robert S. Milligan, Gordan G. Greenlee, Christopher L. Molloy, Steven A. Waite
  • Patent number: 10745272
    Abstract: A microscale device may include a patterned forest of vertically grown and aligned carbon nanotubes defining a carbon nanotube forest with the nanotubes having a height defining a thickness of the forest. The patterned forest may define a patterned frame that defines one or more components of the microscale device. The microscale device may also include a conformal coating of substantially uniform thickness extending throughout the carbon nanotube forest. The carbon nanotube forest may have a thickness of at least three microns. The conformal coating may substantially coat the nanotubes, define coated nanotubes and connect adjacent nanotubes together such that the carbon nanotube forest is sufficiently robust for liquid processing, without substantially filling interstices between individual coated nanotubes. The microscale device may also include a metallic interstitial material infiltrating the carbon nanotube forest and at least partially filling interstices between individual coated nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Brigham Young University
    Inventors: Robert C. Davis, Richard R. Vanfleet
  • Patent number: 10720666
    Abstract: Electrolyte solutions including at least one anhydrous fluoride salt and at least one non-aqueous solvent are presented. The fluoride salt includes an organic cation having a charge center (e.g., N, P, S, or O) that does not possess a carbon in the ?-position or does not possess a carbon in the ?-position having a bound hydrogen. This salt structure facilitates its ability to be made anhydrous without decomposition. Example anhydrous fluoride salts include (2,2-dimethylpropyl)trimethylammonium fluoride and bis(2,2-dimethylpropyl)dimethylammonium fluoride. Combining these fluoride salts with at least one fluorine-containing non-aqueous solvent (e.g., bis(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)ether; (BTFE)) promotes solubility of the salt within the non-aqueous solvents. The solvent may be a mixture of at least one non-aqueous, fluorine-containing solvent and at least one other non-aqueous, fluorine or non-fluorine containing solvent (e.g., BTFE and propionitrile or dimethoxyethane).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: California Institute of Technology, Honda Motor Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Simon C. Jones, Victoria K. Davis, Christopher M. Bates, Nebojsa Momcilovic, Brett M. Savoie, Michael A. Webb, Thomas F. Miller, III, Robert H. Grubbs, Christopher Brooks, Kaoru Omichi
  • Publication number: 20200106133
    Abstract: Processes and reaction mixtures including non-aqueous solvent mixtures are presented. Non-aqueous solvent mixtures including fluoride salt and non-aqueous solvent combinations are provided that possess high fluoride ion concentrations useful for a range of applications, including organic synthesis. Further non-aqueous solvent mixtures are provided including a salt possessing a non-fluoride anion and a non-aqueous solvent that, when contacted with aqueous fluoride-containing reagents, extract fluoride ions to form non-aqueous fluoride-ion solutions possessing high fluoride-ion concentrations. The salts include an organic cation that does not possess a carbon in the ?-position or does not possess a carbon in the ?-position having a bound hydrogen. This salt structure facilitates its ability to be made anhydrous without decomposition. Example anhydrous fluoride salts include (2,2-dimethylpropyl)trimethylammonium fluoride and bis(2,2-dimethylpropyl)dimethylammonium fluoride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicants: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Simon C. JONES, Victoria K. DAVIS, Christopher M. BATES, Nebojsa MOMCILOVIC, Brett M. SAVOIE, Michael A. WEBB, Thomas F. MILLER, III, Robert H. GRUBBS, Jennifer M. MURPHY
  • Patent number: 10468722
    Abstract: Processes and reaction mixtures including non-aqueous solvent mixtures are presented. Non-aqueous solvent mixtures including fluoride salt and non-aqueous solvent combinations are provided that possess high fluoride ion concentrations useful for a range of applications, including organic synthesis. Further non-aqueous solvent mixtures are provided including a salt possessing a non-fluoride anion and a non-aqueous solvent that, when contacted with aqueous fluoride-containing reagents, extract fluoride ions to form non-aqueous fluoride-ion solutions possessing high fluoride-ion concentrations. The salts include an organic cation that does not possess a carbon in the ?-position or does not possess a carbon in the ?-position having a bound hydrogen. This salt structure facilitates its ability to be made anhydrous without decomposition. Example anhydrous fluoride salts include (2,2-dimethylpropyl)trimethylammonium fluoride and bis(2,2-dimethylpropyl)dimethylammonium fluoride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: California Institute of Technology, The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Simon C. Jones, Victoria K. Davis, Christopher M. Bates, Nebojsa Momcilovic, Brett M. Savoie, Michael A. Webb, Thomas F. Miller, III, Robert H. Grubbs, Jennifer M. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10408794
    Abstract: In a general aspect, an apparatus can include a porous, monolithic resonator having nanoscale pores defined therein. The apparatus can also include an adsorbent selective to a given analyte disposed on an exterior of the porous, monolithic resonator, the exterior of the porous, monolithic resonator including surfaces defining the nanoscale pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Brigham Young University (BYU)
    Inventors: Steven Noyce, Robert C. Davis, Richard R. Vanfleet
  • Patent number: 10339283
    Abstract: A system and method for processing, storage, distribution, and interaction with electronic images created or captured by mobile devices having network communications capabilities, such as smartphones, allows a user whose image-displaying device includes enhanced viewer software to use an image displayed on the image-displaying device as a portal for communication with others who have interacted with the image, including authors and facilitators of the image. Watermarking and security measures are provided to enable source and content verification of a displayed image so that user morphing of imagery can be tracked to maintain stability of image-based interaction and so that malicious imagery tamper can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: TAUTACHROME, INC.
    Inventors: Jon N. Leonard, Matthew W. Staker, Robert P. Gille, Joel C. Sercel, Jeffery S. Davis, Claude A. Bailey
  • Patent number: 10309217
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for producing hydrocarbons with the use of reservoir surveillance. The method includes interpreting a sample to determine noble gas signatures and clumped isotope signatures for the region of interest. Then, using the region of interest fingerprint to perform reservoir surveillance on produced fluids from the subsurface regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Michael Lawson, Robert J. Pottorf, Steven R. May, Amelia C. Robinson, Sumathy Raman, Sebastien L. Dreyfus, Cara L. Davis
  • Publication number: 20180079642
    Abstract: A microscale device may include a patterned forest of vertically grown and aligned carbon nanotubes defining a carbon nanotube forest with the nanotubes having a height defining a thickness of the forest. The patterned forest may define a patterned frame that defines one or more components of the microscale device. The microscale device may also include a conformal coating of substantially uniform thickness extending throughout the carbon nanotube forest. The carbon nanotube forest may have a thickness of at least three microns. The conformal coating may substantially coat the nanotubes, define coated nanotubes and connect adjacent nanotubes together such that the carbon nanotube forest is sufficiently robust for liquid processing, without substantially filling interstices between individual coated nanotubes. The microscale device may also include a metallic interstitial material infiltrating the carbon nanotube forest and at least partially filling interstices between individual coated nanotubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Robert C. Davis, Richard R. Vanfleet
  • Patent number: 9776859
    Abstract: A microscale device comprises a patterned forest of vertically grown and aligned carbon nanotubes defining a carbon nanotube forest with the nanotubes having a height defining a thickness of the forest, the patterned forest defining a patterned frame that defines one or more components of a microscale device. A conformal coating of substantially uniform thickness at least partially coats the nanotubes, defining coated nanotubes and connecting adjacent nanotubes together, without substantially filling interstices between individual coated nanotubes. A metallic interstitial material infiltrates the carbon nanotube forest and at least partially fills interstices between individual coated nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Brigham Young University
    Inventors: Robert C. Davis, Richard R. Vanfleet
  • Publication number: 20170108462
    Abstract: In a general aspect, an apparatus can include a substrate and a post disposed on the substrate. The post can include a plurality of nanotubes and extend substantially vertically from the substrate. The post can have an aspect ratio of a height of the post to a diameter of the post of greater than or equal to 25:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Guohai CHEN, Robert C. DAVIS, Richard VANFLEET
  • Publication number: 20160123930
    Abstract: In a general aspect, an apparatus can include a porous, monolithic resonator having nanoscale pores defined therein. The apparatus can also include an adsorbent selective to a given analyte disposed on an exterior of the porous, monolithic resonator, the exterior of the porous, monolithic resonator including surfaces defining the nanoscale pores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Steven NOYCE, Robert C. DAVIS, Richard R. VANFLEET
  • Publication number: 20160118077
    Abstract: An optical tape data storage is disclosed. An optical tape includes a substrate in a linear thin film shape and a recording layer deposited on the substrate. An irreversible optically detectable change is formed in the recording layer upon application of energy to the recording layer such that data is recorded on the recording layer by forming optically detectable changes. The recording layer may comprise a metal, a metal alloy, a metal oxide, a metalloid, or any combination thereof. The optical tape may further include an adhesion promotion layer for improving adhesion of the recording layer and the substrate, a reflective layer for providing optical contrast to an adjacent layer, and/or an absorptive layer positioned adjacent to the recording layer to absorb ablatable material not entirely ablated during ablation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Barry M. Lunt, Matthew R. Linford, Robert C. Davis
  • Patent number: 9305735
    Abstract: An x-ray window comprising a polymer and carbon nanotubes and/or graphene. The carbon nanotubes and/or graphene can be embedded in the polymer. Multiple layers of polymer, carbon nanotubes, and/or graphene may be used. The polymer with carbon nanotubes and/or graphene can be used as an x-ray window support structure and/or thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignees: Brigham Young University, Moxtek, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Liddiard, Charles R. Jensen, Michael Zappe, Keith W. Decker, Robert C. Davis, Lei Pei, Richard R. Vanfleet
  • Patent number: 9283541
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method for manufacturing a thin layer chromatography (“TLC”) plate is disclosed. The method includes forming a layer of elongated nanostructures (e.g., carbon nanotubes), and at least partially coating the elongated nanostructures with a coating. The coating includes a stationary phase and/or precursor of a stationary phase for use in chromatography. The stationary phase may be functionalized with hydroxyl groups by exposure to acidified water vapor or immersion in a concentrated acid bath (e.g., HCl and methanol). At least a portion of the elongated nanostructures may be removed after being coated. Embodiments for TLC plates and related methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Matthew R. Linford, Robert C. Davis, Richard R. Vanfleet, David Scott Jensen, Li Yang, Jun Song