Patents by Inventor Robert Carson

Robert Carson 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: 10520272
    Abstract: Openings in a muzzle brake provide recoil inhibition and impulse noise attenuation by redirecting the propellant gases to the external environment. A turning vane aggressively turns and redirects the propellant gases in a rearward direction to counter the recoil of the weapon system. An angled baffle provides a physical barrier to redirect propellant gases rearward to provide additional force to counteract the recoil force. Attenuation slits mitigate blast overpressure by producing a fluid barrier of high velocity propellant gases directed radially away from the muzzle brake. The fluid barrier from the attenuation slits interacts with the redirected propellant gas from the turning vane and the angled baffle and redirects the counter recoil gases away from the crew.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Robert Carson, David Marshall, Tyler Bellamy, Stephen Robertson
  • Publication number: 20190345785
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are generally related to a method and apparatus for performing operations in subterranean wellbores. More specifically, the present disclosure provides a novel downhole tractor for use in a wellbore. The tractor includes a body and a plurality of wheels. The wheels are configured to convert rotation of the body into linear motion along the wellbore. In one embodiment, the tractor is hydraulically driven. Additionally, or alternatively, the tractor may be electrically driven. Optionally, rotation of a string of pipe interconnected to the tractor drives the tractor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: William W. Fleckenstein, Christopher Nordin Campbell, Sean H. Bell, Trevor Carson Antrim, Christian R. Peterson, Trevor Justin Thompson, Frederico Miguel Rosendo, Miller Kettle, John Kleckner, Henry York, Joshua Dakin, Tyler Mattson, Anthony Klecan, Jacob Hughes, Robert Brandenburg, Sean Barrett, Bradley Dethomas, Luke Haines, Blake Johnson, Spencer Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10318324
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed relating to enabling virtual machines to access data on a physical recording medium. In one embodiment, a computing system provides a logical address space for a storage device to an allocation agent that is executable to allocate the logical address space to a plurality of virtual machines having access to the storage device. In such an embodiment, the logical address space is larger than a physical address space of the storage device. The computing system may then process a storage request from one of the plurality of virtual machines. In some embodiments, the allocation agent is a hypervisor executing on the computing system. In some embodiments, the computing system tracks utilizations of the storage device by the plurality of virtual machines, and based on the utilizations, enforces a quality of service level associated with one or more of the plurality of virtual machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Neil Carson, Nisha Talagala, Mark Brinicombe, Robert Wipfel, Anirudh Badam, David Nellans
  • Patent number: 9702650
    Abstract: A method to attenuate the blast wave/blast overpressure from a weapon discharge by leaking an effective quantity of propellant gas from behind the projectile, into the precursor gas flow in front of the projectile, while the projectile is still in the weapon barrel—whereby the exit pressure ratio of the projectile from the weapon is surprisingly reduced by about 95%—resulting in a reduction of from about 51.6 to about 58.2% in the peak pressure level/sound wave which impacts the user or crew of the weapon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Robert Carson, Eric L. Kathe, Robert E. Dillon
  • Publication number: 20170055706
    Abstract: A stand-alone display case module is provided. Each display case module has a first modular connector and a second modular connector mounted to opposing vertical walls, wherein a rod member may slidably engage the nesting of the first modular connector of one display case module and the second modular connector of another display case module so as to form a pivotal modular connection between at least two adjacent display case modules, and wherein the adjacent display case modules are pivotably connected in horizontal and/or vertically stacked configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Carson MATAXIS
  • Patent number: 9089421
    Abstract: A method and system provide an ophthalmic device. The ophthalmic device includes an ophthalmic lens having an anterior surface, a posterior surface, an optic axis and at least one diffractive grating pattern. The diffractive grating pattern(s) are disposed on at least one of the anterior surface and the posterior surface. The diffractive grating pattern(s) includes zones corresponding to distance ranges from the optic axis. Each of the zones has a plurality of echelettes having a radius of curvature corresponding to a focal length. The radius of curvature for each of at least a portion of the zones is different from the radius of curvature for another of the zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: NOVARTIS AG
    Inventors: Daniel Robert Carson, Myoung-Taek Choi, Shinwook Lee
  • Patent number: 9078745
    Abstract: An ophthalmic lens includes an optical filter operable to filter out at least visible light having a wavelength less than 450 nm. The lens also includes a first diffractive structure adapted to produce a focus for visible light in a first wavelength range above 550 nm and to reduce longitudinal chromatic aberration to less than one diopter for incoming visible light in the first wavelength range. The lens also includes a second diffractive structure outside the first diffractive structure in a radial direction and adapted to produce a focus for visible light in a second wavelength range between 450 nm and 550 nm. The second diffractive structure is also adapted to reduce longitudinal chromatic aberration for incoming visible light in the second wavelength range to less than one diopter while allowing longitudinal chromatic aberration in the first wavelength range in an amount greater than the first diffractive structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: NOVARTIS AG
    Inventors: Xiaoxiao Zhang, Costin Eugene Curatu, Krishnakumar Venkateswaran, Daniel Robert Carson, Mutlu Karakelle, Xin Hong, Yueai Liu
  • Patent number: 8915945
    Abstract: Coupling assemblies and systems and methods are provided with an anchor member movably coupled with a receiver member extending along a receiver axis. A seat member is movable in the receiver member to assume any one of a plurality of orientations corresponding to an orientation of a connecting element extending through the receiver member transversely to the receiver axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Carson, Rodney Ray Ballard, James Mirda
  • Publication number: 20140194986
    Abstract: An ophthalmic lens includes an optical filter operable to filter out at least visible light having a wavelength less than 450 nm. The lens also includes a first diffractive structure adapted to produce a focus for visible light in a first wavelength range above 550 nm and to reduce longitudinal chromatic aberration to less than one diopter for incoming visible light in the first wavelength range. The lens also includes a second diffractive structure outside the first diffractive structure in a radial direction and adapted to produce a focus for visible light in a second wavelength range between 450 nm and 550 nm. The second diffractive structure is also adapted to reduce longitudinal chromatic aberration for incoming visible light in the second wavelength range to less than one diopter while allowing longitudinal chromatic aberration in the first wavelength range in an amount greater than the first diffractive structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: NOVARTIS AG
    Inventors: XIAOXIAO ZHANG, COSTIN EUGENE CURATU, KRISHNAKUMAR VENKATESWARAN, DANIEL ROBERT CARSON, MUTLU KARAKELLE, XIN HONG, YUEAI LIU
  • Publication number: 20140172088
    Abstract: A method and system provide an ophthalmic device. The ophthalmic device includes an ophthalmic lens having an anterior surface, a posterior surface, an optic axis and at least one diffractive grating pattern. The diffractive grating pattern(s) are disposed on at least one of the anterior surface and the posterior surface. The diffractive grating pattern(s) includes zones corresponding to distance ranges from the optic axis. Each of the zones has a plurality of echelettes having a radius of curvature corresponding to a focal length. The radius of curvature for each of at least a portion of the zones is different from the radius of curvature for another of the zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: NOVARTIS AG
    Inventors: DANIEL ROBERT CARSON, MYOUNG-TAEK CHOI, SHINWOOK LEE
  • Patent number: 8709079
    Abstract: An ophthalmic lens includes an optical filter operable to filter out at least visible light having a wavelength less than 450 nm. The lens also includes a first diffractive structure adapted to produce a focus for visible light in a first wavelength range above 550 nm and to reduce longitudinal chromatic aberration to less than one diopter for incoming visible light in the first wavelength range. The lens also includes a second diffractive structure outside the first diffractive structure in a radial direction and adapted to produce a focus for visible light in a second wavelength range between 450 nm and 550 nm. The second diffractive structure is also adapted to reduce longitudinal chromatic aberration for incoming visible light in the second wavelength range to less than one diopter while allowing longitudinal chromatic aberration in the first wavelength range in an amount greater than the first diffractive structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Xiaoxiao Zhang, Costin Eugene Curatu, Krishnakumar Venkateswaran, Daniel Robert Carson, Mutlu Karakelle, Xin Hong, Yueai Liu
  • Publication number: 20130110234
    Abstract: An accommodative intraocular lens (IOL) system is disclosed for insertion into an eye to provide accommodative vision, the system including a first lens having an first optic, a second lens having a second optic, a transparent, low refractive index medium disposed between the first and second optics; and at least one haptic connected to the first and second lenses and configured to facilitate movement of one lens relative to the other lens, such that when the lens system is positioned in an eye, ciliary muscle movements can alter the distance between the first and second lenses and vary the overall lens power of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Lauren DeVita, Hari Subramamiam, Shinwook Lee, Daniel Robert Carson, David Borja, Son Tran, Kevin Mark Lewellen
  • Patent number: 8424440
    Abstract: A muzzle brake with reduced blast overpressure may include a body having a top, a bottom, and an attachment hub. Vanes may extend from the top to the bottom. A first vane may be located at a front of the bore in the attachment hub. The first vane may have a forward-angled internal surface. A second vane may be located axially forward of the first vane. The second vane may have a forward-angled rear surface and a forward-angled front surface. A third vane may be located axially forward of the second vane. The third vane may have a rearward-angled rear surface. The forward-angled internal surface of the first vane may include an inner surface adjacent the bore and an outer surface adjacent the inner surface. The inner and outer surfaces may be angled differently with respect to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Robert Carson, Christopher Aiello
  • Publication number: 20110230917
    Abstract: Coupling assemblies and systems and methods are provided with an anchor member movably coupled with a receiver member extending along a receiver axis. A seat member is movable in the receiver member to assume any one of a plurality of orientations corresponding to an orientation of a connecting element extending through the receiver member transversely to the receiver axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Carson, Rodney Ray Ballard, James Mirda
  • Patent number: 7967849
    Abstract: Coupling assemblies and systems and methods are provided with an anchor member movably coupled with a receiver member extending along a receiver axis. A seat member is movable in the receiver member to assume any one of a plurality of orientations corresponding to an orientation of a connecting element extending through the receiver member transversely to the receiver axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Carson, Rodney Ray Ballard, James Mirda
  • Publication number: 20100312337
    Abstract: An ophthalmic lens includes an optical filter operable to filter out at least visible light having a wavelength less than 450 nm. The lens also includes a first diffractive structure adapted to produce a focus for visible light in a first wavelength range above 550 nm and to reduce longitudinal chromatic aberration to less than one diopter for incoming visible light in the first wavelength range. The lens also includes a second diffractive structure outside the first diffractive structure in a radial direction and adapted to produce a focus for visible light in a second wavelength range between 450 nm and 550 nm. The second diffractive structure is also adapted to reduce longitudinal chromatic aberration for incoming visible light in the second wavelength range to less than one diopter while allowing longitudinal chromatic aberration in the first wavelength range in an amount greater than the first diffractive structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: Xiaoxiao Zhang, Costin Eugene Curatu, Krishnakumar Venkateswaran, Daniel Robert Carson, Mutlu Karakelle, Xin Hong, Yueai Liu
  • Publication number: 20080249570
    Abstract: Coupling assemblies and systems and methods are provided with an anchor member movably coupled with a receiver member extending along a receiver axis. A seat member is movable in the receiver member to assume any one of a plurality of orientations corresponding to an orientation of a connecting element extending through the receiver member transversely to the receiver axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventors: Robert Carson, Rodney Ray Ballard, James Mirda
  • Patent number: 7226457
    Abstract: Apparatus for abrading a small sample of epidermis for bio-analytical processing and method of using same. The apparatus removes small samples of epidermal tissue with efficiency, minimal discomfort, and no excess tissue removal. The apparatus and method may be provided as part of a home-use kit for individualized analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Unilever Home & Personal Care USA, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Carson, Susanne Teklits Iobst, Salvatore E. San Philip, Christina H. Arce, Carol Feinberg
  • Patent number: 7087063
    Abstract: Device and technique using same for abrading a small sample of epidermis for bio-analytical processing and method of using same. The device removes small samples of epidermal tissue with efficiency, minimal discomfort, and no excess tissue removal. The device and method may be provided as part of a home-use kit for individualized analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Unilever Home & Personal Care USA, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Carson, Susanne Teklits Iobst, Salvatore E. San Philip
  • Publication number: 20050203575
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and technique using same for microactivating an area of the epidermis. The system includes a device and a skin benefit agent. The device microactivates epidermal tissue with efficiency and minimal discomfort. The system and method may be provided as part of a home-use kit for individualized use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventors: Robert Carson, Surajit Mukherjee, Uma Santhanam