Patents by Inventor Robert Carter

Robert Carter 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: 20220136242
    Abstract: A retention system may comprise a bracket, a bar system, a seal and a bonded washer. The bracket may have a first portion and a second portion. The first portion and the second portion may be operatively coupled together at an angle ?. The bracket may also have a texture. The bracket may define a mounting surface. The bar system may comprise a bar installable in the bracket. The seal may be installable in the bracket and disposed beneath the mounting surface. The bonded washer may be installable on and compressible against the mounting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Brian Cecil Stearns, Kris Michaud, Michael Robert Carter
  • Patent number: 11255086
    Abstract: A retention system may comprise a bracket, a bar system, a seal and a bonded washer. The bracket may have a first portion and a second portion. The first portion and the second portion may be operatively coupled together at an angle ?. The bracket may also have a texture. The bracket may define a mounting surface. The bar system may comprise a bar installable in the bracket. The seal may be installable in the bracket and disposed beneath the mounting surface. The bonded washer may be installable on and compressible against the mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Vermont Slate and Copper Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Cecil Stearns, Michael Robert Carter, Kris Michaud
  • Publication number: 20210365593
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for storing data blocks in distributed storage. One example computer-implemented method includes, in response to receipt of a data block comprising data, generating a value N for the data block, wherein the value N includes a variable integer greater than one and dividing the data block into N segments, wherein each segment includes a portion of the data. The method also includes generating a value M for the data block, wherein the value M includes a variable integer greater than or equal to one, and adding M segments of chaff to the N segments. The method then includes encrypting the N segments and the M segments of chaff and distributing the M segments and the N segments in distributed storage, wherein the N segments and the M segments of chaff are stored in multiple different storage devices included in the distributed storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Schukai, Robert Carter
  • Publication number: 20210251213
    Abstract: An ultrasonic transducer for wind turbine applications. The transducer includes a housing with a central diaphragm portion, a peripheral wall thereabout, and a flexure portion supporting the diaphragm portion relative to the peripheral wall. The apex of a cone is secured to the housing central diaphragm portion and the cone has a peripheral rim secured to the metal housing peripheral wall. A driver such as a piezoelectric element is secured to the housing central diaphragm portion opposite the cone apex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventor: Robert Carter
  • Publication number: 20210145421
    Abstract: Vascular closure assembly embodiments may be used to provide hemostasis at vascular puncture sites or the like. Such vascular puncture or access sites may be created during a variety of percutaneous or minimally invasive medical procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Brian HAUCK, Robert CARTER, Dion THUROW, Joseph W. HUMPHREY, Robert G. WHIRLEY, Thomas LARZON
  • Publication number: 20200318349
    Abstract: A retention system may comprise a bracket, a bar system, a seal and a bonded washer. The bracket may have a first portion and a second portion. The first portion and the second portion may be operatively coupled together at an angle ?. The bracket may also have a texture. The bracket may define a mounting surface. The bar system may comprise a bar installable in the bracket. The seal may be installable in the bracket and disposed beneath the mounting surface. The bonded washer may be installable on and compressible against the mounting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Brian Cecil Stearns, Michael Robert Carter, Kris Michaud
  • Publication number: 20200188134
    Abstract: A bone part is repaired by a process. A first implant is attached to a first bone part. The first implant corresponds to an intraoperatively defined or an intraoperatively selected cutting path. A preoperatively defined second implant is attached to the first implant. The first implant and the second implant together augment the first bone part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Lewis Mullen, Robert Carter, Marc Esformes, Chau Ngo, Richard Wood
  • Patent number: 10581340
    Abstract: A solar drive system, having: at least one photovoltaic array generating a DC current; at least one inverter electrically connected to the photovoltaic array for inverting the DC current into an AC current; at least one electric motor electrically connected to the inverter for supplying the electric motor with the AC current; and at least one device for determining a present rotational frequency of the electric motor; wherein the inverter is configured to track a maximum power point of the photovoltaic array by performing a Perturb and Observe Maximum Power Point Tracking method and to determine a step direction of the Perturb and Observe Maximum Power Point Tracking method using the determined present rotational frequency of the electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Robert Carter, William John Quinn
  • Patent number: 10552425
    Abstract: The invention relates to a computer-implemented system and method for automatically utilizing data from a document. The method may comprise the steps of: receiving a document; automatically scanning the document to identify at least one data field in the document; proposing a document definition to a user based on the scan; receiving an acceptance or modification of the document definition from the user through the user interface; automatically extracting at least one data element and at least one data field from the document using the document definition; automatically searching an existing database for at least one data element or data field that matches the data element or data field extracted from the document; and storing a link between at least one of the extracted data element or data field and a data element or data field in the existing database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Robert Carter, Jarek R. Whiteside, Matthew Kenneth Chiogioji, Trevor Smith, Guillermo Chu, Christelle Joseph, Crystal A. Wyatt, Pankaj Gupta
  • Patent number: 10506040
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, from a client device, a request by a user to access an aggregate service device; authenticating, at the aggregate service device, the user to provide access to at least one remote device; providing, by the aggregate service device, data analogous to data of the at least one remote device; receiving, by the aggregate service device, a selection of data accessible by the user from the at least one remote device; and facilitating data transfer associated with the selection of data. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Christopher Donald Oman, Tony Eugene Thompson, Daniel Robert Carter, Christopher Scott Long, Trevin Michael Forkert, Philip L. Childs
  • Patent number: 10333886
    Abstract: The disclosure describes systems and methods delivering communications associated with delivery conditions in which the occurrence of the delivery condition is determined by monitoring information received from a plurality of sources via multiple communication channels. The message delivery systems allow messages to be delivered to any “Who, What, When, Where” from any “Who, What, When, Where” upon the detection of an occurrence of one or more “Who, What, When, Where” delivery conditions. A message (which may be any data object including text-based messages, audio-based message such as voicemail or other audio such as music or video-based prerecorded messages) is delivered in accordance with delivery conditions based on any available data, including topical, spatial, temporal, and/or social data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Marc Eliot Davis, Marco Boerries, Christopher William Higgins, Joseph James O'Sullivan, Ronald Martinez, Robert Carter Trout
  • Patent number: 10147303
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, systems, and program products are disclosed for adjusting alarm settings based on context. A method includes determining, by a processor, one or more settings for an alarm. The method includes determining context data associated with an alarm that may affect one or more settings for the alarm. The method includes adjusting one or more settings for an alarm based on context data prior to the alarm being triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Daniel Robert Carter
  • Patent number: 10053049
    Abstract: A head restraint device for improving quality of sleep inside passenger carriers includes a seat attachment assembly and a head restraint assembly including two elastic straps that are attached to the seat strap of the attachment assembly. The restraint assembly includes two adjusters coupled to the two elastic straps respectively, two head straps adjustably attached to the two adjusters, a face strap permanently attached to one head strap and attached to the other head strap via a loop and hook fastener. The two adjusters allow the face strap placed at center and the device to fit heads of different sizes. The face strap of bigger width provides better eye coverage and comfort. The restraint assembly restrains the movement of a head while the elastic straps absorb head motion and keep the passenger sleeping. The attachment assembly includes an adjuster for tightly attaching the device to a seat back or headrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Robert Carter
  • Patent number: 10049381
    Abstract: A device, system, and method are directed towards facilitating monetization of mobile devices. A click action server determines click actions that are to be sent to a client device based on one or more factors. The click actions are sent to the client device as links. An action handler receives requests indicating a selected action, and facilitates the performance of the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Edward Whittaker, Zhaowei Charlie Jiang, Cynthia Chichia Wang, Russell Alexander Beattie, Robert Carter Trout
  • Patent number: 10033688
    Abstract: The disclosure describes systems and methods delivering communications associated with delivery conditions in which the occurrence of the delivery condition is determined by monitoring information received from a plurality of sources via multiple communication channels. The message delivery systems allow messages to be delivered to any “Who, What, When, Where” from any “Who, What, When, Where” upon the detection of an occurrence of one or more “Who, What, When, Where” delivery conditions. A message (which may be any data object including text-based messages, audio-based message such as voicemail or other audio such as music or video-based prerecorded messages) is delivered in accordance with delivery conditions based on any available data, including topical, spatial, temporal, and/or social data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Marc Eliot Davis, Marco Boerries, Christopher Williams Higgins, Joseph James O'Sullivan, Ronald Martinez, Robert Carter Trout
  • Publication number: 20180203478
    Abstract: A solar drive system, having: at least one photovoltaic array generating a DC current; at least one inverter electrically connected to the photovoltaic array for inverting the DC current into an AC current; at least one electric motor electrically connected to the inverter for supplying the electric motor with the AC current; and at least one device for determining a present rotational frequency of the electric motor; wherein the inverter is configured to track a maximum power point of the photovoltaic array by performing a Perturb and Observe Maximum Power Point Tracking method and to determine a step direction of the Perturb and Observe Maximum Power Point Tracking method using the determined present rotational frequency of the electric motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Robert Carter, William John Quinn
  • Publication number: 20170227202
    Abstract: An illuminable key chain comprises a housing, a receiving formation on the housing configured to receive a key ring, a band having a first end and a second end, the first and second ends coupled to the housing, and a light source disposed within the housing and configured to project light into or onto the band when the light source is supplied with power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Jiadong Ma, Robert Carter Russell
  • Publication number: 20170193181
    Abstract: Methods, computer systems, and computer storage media are provided for automatic management of remote patient monitoring devices. Various, disparate types of remote patient monitoring devices may be used to capture medically relevant data relating to a patient. Device inputs may be received in disparate and are assigned a common format for processing. Inputs are associated with a particular device and a particular patient. Duplicate or conflicting inputs are filtered out. Irrelevant inputs are likewise filtered out. The remaining inputs are passed along for further analysis or recordation into a patient's electronic medical record.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: BRIAN ROBERT CARTER, FRANCIS G. RYDZEWSKI, RICK STEURER, BRYAN TAMKE, DAMON MATTHEW HERBST
  • Publication number: 20160127338
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, from a client device, a request by a user to access an aggregate service device; authenticating, at the aggregate service device, the user to provide access to at least one remote device; providing, by the aggregate service device, data analogous to data of the at least one remote device; receiving, by the aggregate service device, a selection of data accessible by the user from the at least one remote device; and facilitating data transfer associated with the selection of data. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher Donald Oman, Tony Euqene Thompson, Daniel Robert Carter, Christopher Scott Long, Trevin Michael Forket, Philip L. Childs
  • Patent number: D793075
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventors: Jiadong Ma, Robert Carter Russell