Patents by Inventor Robert Deans

Robert Deans 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: 11188722
    Abstract: Technology for managing objects. A method is applied to a set of objects, for example, in view of commissioning such objects. The method includes patterning a surface of each object of a set of objects to be managed. The patterning is accomplished by using hard particles to make indentations in a surface of each object of the set of object, with the pattern formed on each object being a unique physical fingerprint that can be used to identify the object when performing various manage method(s) on the objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Dean Lovchik, Jonas Weiss, Yuksel Temiz, Emmanuel Delamarche
  • Publication number: 20210363167
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method of synthesizing an organometallic iridium monomer compound includes obtaining a dimeric iridium compound having a halogenated bridge, refluxing a mixture comprising the dimeric iridium compound, a base, an ancillary ligand, and 1,2-dimethoxyethane for forming a precipitate of an organometallic iridium monomer, and filtering the refluxed mixture to collect the organometallic iridium monomer precipitate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventor: Robert Dean Sanner
  • Publication number: 20210354901
    Abstract: Disclosed is a product comprising: a container; one or more first dissolvable solid articles contained in the container, wherein the first dissolvable solid article is characterized by a maximum dimension D and a minimum dimension z, wherein said maximum dimension D ranges from 1 mm to 300 mm, wherein said minimum dimension z ranges from 0.5 mm to 150 mm, and wherein the ratio between D and z ranges from 1:1 to 300:1; and wherein the product further comprises at least one of the followings: an indicia for a user to add the liquid carrier into the container; and an indicia to instruct the amount of the liquid carrier to add to the container. This provides environment friendly products. For example, by not containing any liquid during transportation, the products can reduce energy consumption for the transportation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Wayne Glenn, JR., Gloria Yu Hua Cheng, YunQin Lee, Todd Ryan Thompson, David Dean Tedesco
  • Publication number: 20210354903
    Abstract: Disclosed is a refillable product comprising: a container; two or more first dissolvable solid article contained in the container, which is characterized by a maximum dimension D and a minimum dimension z, wherein said maximum dimension D ranges from 1 mm to 300 mm, wherein said minimum dimension z ranges from 0.5 mm to 150 mm, and wherein the ratio between D and z ranges from 1:1 to 300:1; and an indicia for a user to put the dissolvable solid articles and a liquid carrier into another container. This provides environment friendly products. For example, by not containing any liquid during transportation, the products can reduce energy consumption for the transportation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Wayne Glenn, JR., Gloria Yu Hua Cheng, YunQin Lee, Todd Ryan Thompson, David Dean Tedesco
  • Publication number: 20210346429
    Abstract: Isolated cells are described that are not embryonic stem cells, not embryonic germ cells, and not germ cells. The cells can differentiate into at least one cell type of each of at least two of the endodermal, ectodermal, and mesodermal lineages. The cells do not provoke a harmful immune response. The cells can modulate immune responses. As an example, the cells can suppress an immune response in a host engendered by allogeneic cells, tissues, and organs. Methods are described for using the cells, by themselves or adjunctively, to treat subjects. For instance, the cells can be used adjunctively for immunosuppression in transplant therapy. Methods for obtaining the cells and compositions for using them also are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicants: ABT Holding Company, Oregon Health & Science University
    Inventors: Richard MAZIARZ, Magdalena KOVACSOVICS, Philip STREETER, Robert DEANS, Wouter VAN'T HOF
  • Patent number: 11170894
    Abstract: The Access and Temperature Monitoring system (ATMs) checks the identity and health of persons seeking access to a facility, building, event, airport border, or controlled area. It quickly checks the person's identity by recognizing the person, for example, by facial recognition, or by reading a unique token the person has, such as a smart card. If the person seeking access is recognized, the system quickly checks the health of the person. For example, a contactless measuring of core temperature is taken and is then compared to an on-file core temperature of the individual to see if it is elevated. If elevated, a secondary check is made by a precision medical instrument and compared to the precision data on file. Networking ATMs together to an Access Control Center will further assist in identifying virus outbreaks and reduce response time to assist in saving lives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventors: Robert William Kocher, Douglas Earl Dyer, Loran Dean Ambs, John Shelly Bowling, II
  • Patent number: 11167654
    Abstract: A traction inverter circuit includes a first energy storage device configured to output a DC voltage, a first bi-directional DC-to-AC voltage inverter coupled to the first energy storage device, and a first electromechanical device. The first electromechanical device includes a first plurality of conductors coupled to the first bi-directional DC-to-AC voltage inverter, a second plurality of conductors coupled together, and a plurality of windings coupled between the first plurality of conductors and the second plurality of conductors. The traction converter circuit also includes a charge bus comprising a first conductor coupled to the second plurality of conductors of the first electromechanical device, the charge bus configured to transmit a charging current to or receive a charging current from the first electromechanical device to charge the first energy storage device via the first electromechanical device and the first bi-directional DC-to-AC voltage inverter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert Dean King, Robert Louis Steigerwald
  • Publication number: 20210338686
    Abstract: A method of treating a cancer in a mammalian subject afflicted with the cancer, consisting essentially of administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a platinum-based anticancer agent, and administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a pentaaza macrocyclic ring complex corresponding to the Formula (I) below, prior to, concomitantly with, or after administration of the platinum-based anticancer agent, whereby response of the cancer to the platinum-based anticancer agent is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Jeffery L. KEENE, Dennis P. RILEY, Robert A. BEARDSLEY, MICHAEL DEAN STORY, Kranti Ashok MAPUSKAR, Douglas R. SPITZ, Jr., Bryan G. ALLEN, Andrew Blake DAVIS, Diana ZEPEDA OROZCO
  • Patent number: 11156708
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from enhanced reception methods. For example, various transponders and surveillance systems may benefit from reception methods that can distinguish between overlapping pulses from multiple sources. A method can include receiving, at an antenna, a first series of pulses from a first source. The method can also include receiving, at the antenna, a second series of pulses from a second source. The first series and the second series can at least partially overlap each other. The method can further include de-interleaving the first series from the second series using at least one non-time-domain technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: AVIATION COMMUNICATION & SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert John McCullen, Benjamin Jeffrey Paulson, Mark Dean Smith, James R. Troxel, Gregory T. Stayton
  • Patent number: 11157008
    Abstract: A control system for an autonomous vehicle can determine a risk value for each respective path segment of a plurality of path segments in a given area that includes a destination of the autonomous vehicle. The risk value can correspond to a cost layer in a map that includes the respective path segment. Based on the risk value for each respective path segment, the control system can determine a travel route for the autonomous vehicle to the destination, and autonomously control the autonomous vehicle to navigate along the travel route to the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Dean, Bryan Nagy, Anthony Stentz, Brett Bavar, Xiaodong Zhang, Adam Panzica
  • Publication number: 20210323391
    Abstract: A system includes a vehicle cover, a mechanical tensioning device, a memory device, storing instructions, and one or more processors configured to execute instructions to perform the steps of a method to secure a vehicle. The mechanical tensioning device may include attachment means to attach the device to a wheel of the vehicle and means to attach a security cable of the vehicle cover integrated into a bottom edge of the vehicle cover to the mechanical tensioning device. The mechanical tensioning device may include a rotational reel connected to either a tensioning motor or a tensioning crank and optionally including either a mechanical bi-stable device or one or more sensors configured to monitor the tension of the security cable when engaged to the mechanical tensioning device. The processor may monitor for a change in tension and execute one or more security measures in response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: David Allen Mellick, Patrick Michael Molvik, Robert Dean Bittick, Lisa Marie Daniels
  • Publication number: 20210313599
    Abstract: A drive circuit comprising a DC bus configured to supply power to a load, a first fuel cell coupled to the DC bus and configured to provide a first power output to the DC bus, and a second fuel cell coupled to the DC bus and configured to provide a second power output to the DC bus supplemental to the first fuel cell. The drive circuit further includes an energy storage device coupled to the DC bus and configured to receive energy from the DC bus when a combined output of the first and second fuel cells is greater than a power demand from a load, and provide energy to the DC bus when the combined output of the first and second fuel cells is less than the power demand from the load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Robert Dean King, Timothy Gerard Richter
  • Patent number: 11136525
    Abstract: Various liquid and semisolid lubricant compositions are provided, in particular lubricant compositions containing oil from the seeds of the Brassicaceae Orychophragmus violaceus, preferably those that have been esterified with one or more fatty acids such as palmitoleic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, lauric acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, or a combination thereof. In various aspects, lubricant compositions are provided that include a petroleum or a synthetic base oil and about 40% or less by weight of a liquid lubricant composition containing oil from the seeds of the Brassicaceae Orychophragmus violaceus, preferably those that have been esterified with one or more fatty acids. In various aspects, semisolid lubricant composition are provided containing an emulsion of (i) a thickener and (ii) an oil from the seeds of the Brassicaceae Orychophragmus violaceus, preferably those that have been esterified with one or more fatty acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignees: University of North Texas, Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska, Indiana University Research and Technology Corp, Huazhong Agricultural University
    Inventors: Diana Berman, Kent Dean Chapman, Tervor Bradley Romsdahl, Edgar Benjamin Cahoon, Robert Earl Minto, Chunyu Zhang
  • Publication number: 20210302023
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine that includes a stage of guide vanes, a compressor downstream from the stage of guide vanes, and a combustor downstream from the compressor. The combustor includes a primary combustion zone and a secondary combustion zone downstream from the primary combustion zone. The primary combustion zone includes an exit configured to channel combustion gases towards the secondary combustion zone. A controller is communicatively coupled with the stage of guide vanes, the controller configured to monitor a temperature at the exit of the primary combustion zone, and selectively open and close the guide vanes to maintain the temperature within a predefined temperature range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Joseph Loeven, II, Haley Marie Boyd, Jason Dean Fuller
  • Patent number: 11130125
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a fluidic device is provided. The method comprises providing a capillary, providing a structure having a fluidic channel and an opening, reducing an outer diameter of a portion of the capillary to be smaller than the opening of the structure. Furthermore, the method comprises inserting, at least partly, the portion of the capillary through the opening of the structure into the fluidic channel and applying heat to the structure to expand the inserted portion of the capillary to fit the capillary to the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Govind Kaigala, Robert Dean Lovchik, Anna Fomitcheva Khartchenko, Iago Pereiro Pereiro, Lorenzo Franco Teodoro Petrini
  • Publication number: 20210294989
    Abstract: Technology for managing objects. A method is applied to a set of objects, for example, in view of commissioning such objects. The method includes patterning a surface of each object of a set of objects to be managed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Dean Lovchik, Jonas Weiss, Yuksel Temiz, Emmanuel Delamarche
  • Patent number: 11123002
    Abstract: This invention, which focuses on personality and aptitude matching by psychophysiologic response to stimuli, is referred to as Brain Matching. In general terms, this invention starts by selecting highly specialized skill sets and top performer group for each skill set. The various groups are analyzed though psychophysiologic stimuli testing by using basically the same testing consisting of large numbers stimuli tests in a consistent testing environment. Stimuli tests can range from hundreds to thousands of images each producing a brainwave response. Neural Networks, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning computers look at the test results, highly specialized group by other highly specialized group to reduce the groups signature/response commonality into a template. Test subjects are then tested using the same stimuli. The subject's test results are analyzed for correlation with the various specialized expert groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventors: Robert William Kocher, Loran Dean Ambs
  • Publication number: 20210275752
    Abstract: Disclosed are plunger assemblies including various convertible plungers and methods of making the same. Each plunger assembly is configured for disposition within a barrel of a medical container, e.g., a syringe, and displaced within the barrel from an engagement position to a release position. The engagement position is configured to provide a compression seal between a storage sealing section of the plunger and an inner wall of the syringe barrel. In the release position, the compression seal is reduced or eliminated. Also disclosed are methods for making convertible plungers and assembling them into syringes, e.g., pre-filled syringes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Brian Russell Lilly, Kenneth Wade Kelly, Joseph W. Rogers, Jean-Pierre Giraud, Bruce Rabinne, Herve Pichot, Benjamin Hunt, Zachary Dean Freeman, Dalton Roe, Robert S. Abrams
  • Patent number: 11104518
    Abstract: A dispensation system having a hopper that is located remote to the remainder of the dispensation system. The hopper can be located remote from a delivery system and a conveyor or other transmitting device can connect the hopper to the delivery system. The hopper can therefore be located in an area that is more accessible or less valued than the area in which the products or objects are dispensed, allowing a more efficient product distribution system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Freeosk, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony Lee Koenigsknecht, Peter Jonathan Resnick, Albert John Kohn, Stephen Joseph Koza, Robert Dean Chadderdon, Michael Adam Jones
  • Patent number: 11103887
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating a surface has a vehicle including an extensible boom. A multi-purpose hood is attached to the boom. The hood includes at least one nozzle for spraying a fluid through an outlet of the hood, the nozzle adapted for reciprocating, non-rotational movement in a generally linear direction relative to the opening in the hood. The multi-purpose hood may be adapted for rotating independently about three different axes, and may include a first actuator for controlling a roll of the hood, a second actuator for controlling a yaw of the hood, a third actuator for controlling a pitch of the hood, and a fourth actuator for controlling an extension of the boom and a second actuator for controlling a swing of the boom. The extensible boom may be connected to a telescoping conduit for communicating fluid along the boom to or from the multi-purpose hood. Related methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: J.H. FLETCHER & CO.
    Inventors: William Garnet Kendall, Sean Joseph McQuerrey, Jr., Garron Alan Ross, Lyle Abraham Crum, Robert Dean Burgess