Patents by Inventor Robert DeLong

Robert DeLong 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: 20200148168
    Abstract: A system includes a vehicle, a first passive Near-Field Communication (NFC) device, and a first mobile device communicatively coupled to the vehicle and including a digital vehicle key. The first mobile device distributes the digital vehicle key to the first passive NFC device and informs the vehicle an instance in which the mobile device has distributed the digital vehicle key to the first passive NFC device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Aaron Matthew DeLong, Vivekanandh Elangovan, Kevin Thomas Hille, John Robert Van Wiemeersch
  • Patent number: 10600270
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for biometric authentication for a vehicle without prior registration. An example vehicle include a biometric scanner to generate a biometric token and a body control module. The body control module when the biometric token is authorized, enable san ignition switch. Additionally, when the biometric token is not authorized and an additional source of authorization is received, the body control module (a) tracks usage of the vehicle subsequent to receiving the biometric token, and (b) marks the biometric token as authorized when the usage satisfies a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Aaron Matthew Delong, John Robert Van Wiemeersch, James Gilpin
  • Patent number: 10585431
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for mobile device tethering for a remote parking assist system of a vehicle. An example vehicle includes an active safety module and a body control module. The active safety module to, when active, autonomously parks the vehicle. The body control module determines an initial location of the mobile device and determines a current location of the mobile device using a current position received from the mobile device. The current position received from the mobile device is defined relative to the initial location. Additionally, the body control module, when the mobile device is within a virtual boundary, enables an autonomous parking system of the active safety module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Hamid M. Golgiri, John Robert Van Wiemeersch, Aaron Matthew DeLong, Vivekanandh Elangovan, Erick Michael Lavoie
  • Patent number: 10475267
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for a vehicle finder card with a thin film battery. An example includes a finder card and a vehicle. The finder card includes a thin film battery, a mechanical button flush with a surface of the finder card, a passive near field communication module and an active wireless module. The active wireless module broadcasts a wireless message with a command based on a pattern of the button being pressed. The vehicle provides a plurality of audiovisuals alert based on the command in the wireless message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Matthew DeLong, John Robert Van Wiemeersch, Vivekanandh Elangovan
  • Patent number: 10410450
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for wireless backscatter with time-of-flight for vehicle communication. An example vehicle includes a communication module for Wi-Fi communication and a controller. The controller is to send a signal via the communication module upon identifying a passive-entry passive-start (PEPS) request and receive a backscatter signal from an electronic device. The backscatter signal is a reflection of the signal. The controller also is to determine a distance to the electronic device based upon the backscatter signal and perform the PEPS request upon determining the distance corresponds with the PEPS request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Matthew DeLong, Vivekanandh Elangovan, Ali Hassani, John Robert Van Wiemeersch
  • Publication number: 20190241154
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for mobile device relay attack detection and power management for vehicles. An example vehicle includes a first module for first protocol communication, a second module for second protocol communication, and a controller. The controller is to determine a first distance to a mobile device utilizing a signal strength of the first protocol communication and determine, upon receiving an entry request, a second distance to the mobile device utilizing a time-of-flight of the second protocol communication. The controller also is to prevent entry when the second distance does not match the first distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Vivekanandh Elangovan, Aaron Matthew DeLong, John Robert Van Wiemeersch
  • Publication number: 20190210437
    Abstract: A tonneau system comprising: (a) a plurality of tonneau sections; (b) a retraction system including: (i) a drive roller; (ii) a pulley spaced apart from the drive roller; (iii) a track extending from a location proximate to the drive roller to a location proximate to the pulley; and (iv) a line connected to the drive roller and one or more of the plurality of tonneau sections; wherein the line extends between the one or more of the plurality of tonneau sections and the driver roller when the plurality of tonneau sections are in the closed position, and the line extends from the one or more of the plurality of tonneau sections around the pulley and to the drive roller when the plurality of tonneau sections are in the stored position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Chad Carter, Ryan DeLong, Jerome Facchinello, William Cohoon, Robert Gaarder, Wilbur Paul Winkle, III
  • Publication number: 20190202443
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for mobile device tethering for a remote parking assist system of a vehicle. An example vehicle includes a plurality of proximity sensors and a body control module. In response to detecting a mobile device proximate one of the proximity sensors, the body control module sends a location associated with the corresponding proximity sensor to the mobile device. The body control module receives, from the mobile device, a relative position of the mobile device from the location, and when the mobile device is within a threshold distance of the vehicle, enables autonomous parking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Erick Michael Lavoie, Hamid M. Golgiri, John Robert Van Wiemeersch, Vivekanandh Elangovan, Aaron Matthew DeLong
  • Publication number: 20190204825
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for mobile device tethering for a remote parking assist system of a vehicle. An example vehicle includes an active safety module and a body control module. The active safety module to, when active, autonomously parks the vehicle. The body control module determines an initial location of the mobile device and determines a current location of the mobile device using a current position received from the mobile device. The current position received from the mobile device is defined relative to the initial location. Additionally, the body control module, when the mobile device is within a virtual boundary, enables an autonomous parking system of the active safety module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Hamid M. Golgiri, John Robert Van Wiemeersch, Aaron Matthew DeLong, Vivekanandh Elangovan, Erick Michael Lavoie
  • Publication number: 20190175475
    Abstract: A method for treating hair loss in mammals uses compositions containing prostaglandin F analogs. The compositions can be applied topically to the skin. The compositions can arrest hair loss, reverse hair loss, and promote hair growth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Mitchell A. deLong, John M. McIver, Robert S. Youngquist
  • Patent number: 9977016
    Abstract: Methods of characterizing nanoparticles, nanoparticle complexes, and their biomolecular interactions are provided. Concurrent excitation and emission wavelength scans are performed and the optimal fluorescence intensity for the intersect of these wavelengths is determined. The intersect is dependent upon the physical characteristics of the particle and can be used to verify, for example, attachment of biomolecules, amount of biomolecules present, and structure of the attached biomolecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Kansas State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Robert DeLong, Miranda Hurst
  • Publication number: 20170131272
    Abstract: Methods of characterizing nanoparticles, nanoparticle complexes, and their biomolecular interactions are provided. Concurrent excitation and emission wavelength scans are performed and the optimal fluorescence intensity for the intersect of these wavelengths is determined. The intersect is dependent upon the physical characteristics of the particle and can be used to verify, for example, attachment of biomolecules, amount of biomolecules present, and structure of the attached biomolecule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Robert DeLong, Miranda Hurst
  • Patent number: 8349364
    Abstract: Particles are provided which are suitable for delivery from a particle-mediated delivery device. The particles are obtained by precipitating a nucleic acid on inert metal carrier particles in the presence of a nucleic acid condensing agent and a metal ion chelating agent. Also described are processes for preparing the particles, and therapeutic methods using the particles including methods of nucleic acid immunization and gene therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Powderject Research Limited
    Inventors: Chris Robert Lively, Robert DeLong
  • Publication number: 20120088232
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for detecting and quantitating one or more compounds or molecules in a sample. An aptamer-based point-of-care device (such as a strip) is described for rapid detection of target molecules such as the cancer marker p-glycoprotein (Pgp). Fluorescent molecules or gold nanoparticles may be used to detect the binding between a target molecule and the aptamer. By way of example, fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) or Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) may be used for detecting the physical and/or chemical changes caused by the binding of the aptamers to the target molecules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: Missouri State University
    Inventors: Adam Wanekaya, Robert DeLong, Bhaskar Datta
  • Patent number: 7731483
    Abstract: Third stage turbine buckets have airfoil profiles substantially in accordance with Cartesian coordinate values of X, Y and Z? set forth Table I wherein X and Y values are in inches and the Z? values are non-dimensional values from 0 to 1 convertible to Z distances in inches by multiplying the Z? values by the height of the airfoil in inches and adding the radius of the airfoil base. The X and Y values are distances which, when connected by smooth continuing arcs, define airfoil profile sections at each distance Z. The profile sections at each distance Z are joined smoothly to one another to form a complete airfoil shape. The X, Y and Z distances may be scalable as a function of the same constant or number to provide a scaled up or scaled down airfoil section for the bucket. The nominal airfoil given by the X, Y and Z distances lies within an envelope of +/?0.0.060 inches in directions normal to the surface of the airfoil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jon Robert DeLong, Craig Allen Bielek, Tommy Dee Hayes, Benjamin Arnette Lagrange, Scott F. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7731482
    Abstract: A damping system for a turbine bucket. The damping system includes a damper pocket with a variable tangential depth and a damper pin positional within the damper pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Benjamin Arnette Lagrange, Randall Richard Good, Gary Charles Liotta, Jon Robert DeLong, Matthew Durham Collier, James William Vehr, Anthony Aaron Chiurato
  • Publication number: 20090035145
    Abstract: Third stage turbine buckets have airfoil profiles substantially in accordance with Cartesian coordinate values of X, Y and Z? set forth Table I wherein X and Y values are in inches and the Z? values are non-dimensional values from 0 to 1 convertible to Z distances in inches by multiplying the Z? values by the height of the airfoil in inches and adding the radius of the airfoil base. The X and Y values are distances which, when connected by smooth continuing arcs, define airfoil profile sections at each distance Z. The profile sections at each distance Z are joined smoothly to one another to form a complete airfoil shape. The X, Y and Z distances may be scalable as a function of the same constant or number to provide a scaled up or scaled down airfoil section for the bucket. The nominal airfoil given by the X, Y and Z distances lies within an envelope of ±0.0.060 inches in directions normal to the surface of the airfoil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jon Robert DeLong, Craig Allen Bielek, Tommy Dee Hayes, Benjamin Arnette Lagrange, Scott F. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20070286734
    Abstract: A damping system for a turbin bucket. The damping system includes a damper pocket with a variable tangential depth and a damper pin positional within the damper pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Benjamin Arnette Lagrange, Randall Richard Good, Gary Charles Liotta, Jon Robert DeLong, Matthew Durham Collier, James William Vehr
  • Publication number: 20060204359
    Abstract: A centrifugal pump has a stationary diffuser with a bore. A thrust bearing has a tubular portion that inserts into the bore. The thrust bearing has an external shoulder that contacts a support surface in the bore of the diffuser for transmitting downward thrust from an upstream impeller to the diffuser. The thrust bearing has an internal shoulder for transmitting upward thrust from a downstream impeller to the diffuser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Inventors: Ryan Semple, Robert DeLong, Christopher Brunner, Arturo Poretti
  • Publication number: 20060153804
    Abstract: Particles are provided which are suitable for delivery from a particle-mediated delivery device. The particles are obtained by precipitating a nucleic acid on inert metal carrier particles in the presence of a nucleic acid condensing agent and a metal ion chelating agent. Also described are processes for preparing the particles, and therapeutic methods using the particles including methods of nucleic acid immunisation and gene therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Publication date: July 13, 2006
    Inventors: Chris Lively, Robert Delong