Patents by Inventor Robert Churchill

Robert Churchill 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: 20190219203
    Abstract: A fluid connection apparatus, in which a carrier body and washer configuration are overmolded together, is configured for use in a fluid transfer assembly. The carrier body may be generally U-shaped, having two substantially parallel portions connected by a bridging portion. Each substantially parallel portion of the fluid connection apparatus includes a washer configuration including one or more washers. The fluid connection apparatus may be used to connect a fluid line fitting in the form of a fluid line fitting to an apparatus intended to provide or receive fluid through the fluid line, using a connector having a fluid passage formed therein. The fluid line fitting is placed between the two substantially parallel portions, and a connector having a fluid passage formed therein is inserted through one side of the fluid connection apparatus, through the fluid line fitting, and through the other side of the fluid connection apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Churchill
  • Patent number: 9549998
    Abstract: A kit for providing a contrast enhancer in a mammal for contrasting during imaging of the mammal comprises functionalized gold nanoparticles configured to be directed to one or more of a target organ, tissue and lesion of the mammal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Vijaya Kattumuri, Kattesh V. Katti, Evan Boote, Raghuraman Kannan, Stan Casteel, Robert Churchill
  • Patent number: 9411900
    Abstract: To provide a shortened version of a link that conveys useful information about the link's associated content, embodiments of the invention generate a shortened version of the link that comprises meaningful information about the original link. For example, in some embodiments such information includes portions of the link itself, such as domain and/or path components of the link's address text, content to which the link points, such as the text of a web page or other document referenced by the link's address text, or a rating of the content to which the link points. Thus, rather than generating an essentially random link, embodiments of the invention adaptively generate the shortened link to take into account the information about the link. Consequently, a user viewing the adaptively-generated shortened link can determine useful information about the content to which the shortened link leads based on the text of the shortened link itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Vishria, Timothy Howes, Robert Churchill
  • Publication number: 20120324327
    Abstract: To provide a shortened version of a link that conveys useful information about the link's associated content, embodiments of the invention generate a shortened version of the link that comprises meaningful information about the original link. For example, in some embodiments such information includes portions of the link itself, such as domain and/or path components of the link's address text, content to which the link points, such as the text of a web page or other document referenced by the link's address text, or a rating of the content to which the link points. Thus, rather than generating an essentially random link, embodiments of the invention adaptively generate the shortened link to take into account the information about the link. Consequently, a user viewing the adaptively-generated shortened link can determine useful information about the content to which the shortened link leads based on the text of the shortened link itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: ROCKMELT, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Vishria, Timothy Howes, Robert Churchill
  • Patent number: 8281232
    Abstract: To provide a shortened version of a link that conveys useful information about the link's associated content, embodiments of the invention generate a shortened version of the link that comprises meaningful information about the original link. For example, in some embodiments such information includes portions of the link itself, such as domain and/or path components of the link's address text, content to which the link points, such as the text of a web page or other document referenced by the link's address text, or a rating of the content to which the link points. Thus, rather than generating an essentially random link, embodiments of the invention adaptively generate the shortened link to take into account the information about the link. Consequently, a user viewing the adaptively-generated shortened link can determine useful information about the content to which the shortened link leads based on the text of the shortened link itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: RockMelt, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Vishria, Timothy Howes, Robert Churchill
  • Publication number: 20110264992
    Abstract: To provide a shortened version of a link that conveys useful information about the link's associated content, embodiments of the invention generate a shortened version of the link that comprises meaningful information about the original link. For example, in some embodiments such information includes portions of the link itself, such as domain and/or path components of the link's address text, content to which the link points, such as the text of a web page or other document referenced by the link's address text, or a rating of the content to which the link points. Thus, rather than generating an essentially random link, embodiments of the invention adaptively generate the shortened link to take into account the information about the link. Consequently, a user viewing the adaptively-generated shortened link can determine useful information about the content to which the shortened link leads based on the text of the shortened link itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: ROCKMELT, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Vishria, Timothy Howes, Robert Churchill
  • Publication number: 20100266508
    Abstract: A kit for providing a contrast enhancer in a mammal for contrasting during imaging of the mammal comprises functionalized gold nanoparticles configured to be directed to one or more of a target organ, tissue and lesion of the mammal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
    Inventors: Vijaya Kattumuri, Kattesh V. Katti, Evan Boote, Raghuraman Kannan, Stan Casteel, Robert Churchill
  • Patent number: 7332374
    Abstract: A method is provided for manufacturing electronic module assemblies comprising a plurality of substrates and a housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Maher, Robert Churchill
  • Publication number: 20070105269
    Abstract: A method is provided for manufacturing electronic module assemblies comprising a plurality of substrates and a housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Inventors: Lawrence Maher, Robert Churchill
  • Publication number: 20060065946
    Abstract: The present invention provides a multi-doped semiconductor e-fuse for use in an integrated circuit and a method of manufacture therefore. In one aspect, the semiconductor e-fuse 200 includes a semiconductor body 205 having a neck region 220 interposed a first portion 210 of the semiconductor body 205 and a second portion 215 of the semiconductor body 205. The semiconductor body 205 is doped with opposite type dopants, and a conductive layer 230 is located over and extends across the neck region 220 to electrically connect the first portion 210 with the second portion 215.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Inventors: Freidoon Mehrad, Richard Rouse, Robert Churchill
  • Patent number: 5948386
    Abstract: A method of forming phosphine-amine conjugates includes reacting a hydroxymethyl phosphine group of an amine-free first molecule with at least one free amine group of a second molecule to covalently bond the first molecule with the second molecule through an aminomethyl phosphorus linkage and the conjugates formed thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Kattesh V. Katti, Douglas E. Berning, Wynn A. Volkert, Alan R. Ketring, Robert Churchill
  • Patent number: 5909480
    Abstract: An apparatus for monitoring a telecommunications system includes a detachable communications module, such as a modem, connected to a call line that is independent of the system to be monitored. A controller is connected to the monitored system and to the communications module. The controller includes at least one detector for sensing various off-normal conditions relevant to operating the monitored system. The controller also includes an auto-dialer that is responsive to the detectors for triggering a call to a remote site via the telecommunications module upon sensing the presence of one of the off-normal conditions. A backup power source is connected to power the controller and the communications module if a primary power source fails. Preferably, the backup source includes at least one battery and the backup source, the controller, and the communications module are contained in a housing that is separate from the monitored system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1999
    Assignee: Siemens Information and Communication Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan E. Reynaud, Robert Churchill, Jr., Sandra Guzman, Daksha Amin, Alan J. Zeringue