Patents by Inventor Robert Duke

Robert Duke 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: 20200342227
    Abstract: A method for determining management zones within an agricultural field, the method includes selecting a plurality of remotely sensed images of the agricultural field wherein the plurality of remotely sensed images represent a plurality of growing seasons, each of the plurality of remotely sensed images having a vegetation index associated therewith, generating a refined average image from the plurality of remotely sensed images of the agricultural field, and applying a classification method to define management zones associated with the refined average image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Farmers Edge Inc.
    Inventors: Ebrahim Ghaderpour, Matthew Wright Jensen, Guy Dion Duke, David Robert McCaffrey
  • Publication number: 20200334701
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and non-transitory computer-readable medium for testing and applying codes to electronic shopping carts. For instance, the method may include monitoring a shopping cart associated with an e-commerce website and with a user; in response to detecting a change to the shopping cart, testing codes with respect to a present content of the shopping cart to determine valid codes; selecting at least one of the valid codes; determining a status of the session; and performing an action based on the status and the at least one selected code. The testing the codes with respect to the present content of the shopping cart may include: cloning the shopping cart to form a cloned shopping cart in a shadow session; and/or obtaining the codes; and testing the codes on the cloned shopping cart in the shadow session to determine the valid codes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: William George HENDERSON, Robert Duke
  • Patent number: 10653491
    Abstract: A surgical manipulator includes an internal working end having an internal joint, and an external control interface linked to the internal working end for controlling the internal working end. The external control interface includes at least one lever defining a grip volume for a surgeon's hand when gripping and operating the at least one lever, and an external joint linked to the internal joint for controlling the internal joint. The external joint is positioned substantially within the grip volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Vanderbilt University
    Inventors: Ray A. Lathrop, Robert J. Webster, III, James Netterville, Arundathi Prasad, Stanley Duke Herrell
  • Publication number: 20200042516
    Abstract: A website is navigated automatically in a sequential manner, for example by performing a series of specific network requests in a specified order, without necessarily using a browser, and without necessarily rendering each web page in the sequence. Interactions with a website are automatically recorded, stored, and analyzed. Requests and responses can be associated with particular in-put/output operations. Based on the analysis, the system can determine what data is expected by web servers, so that it can effectively simulate browser operations in connection with those web servers, and extract useful information from the data received in response to those operations. Thus, data extraction and/or other operations can be performed more efficiently and more quickly, while reducing the computing resources needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Duke, Ryan Engle, Ryan Peck, Jonathan Coon
  • Patent number: 10482083
    Abstract: A website is navigated automatically in a sequential manner, for example by performing a series of specific network requests in a specified order, without necessarily using a browser, and without necessarily rendering each web page in the sequence. Interactions with a website are automatically recorded, stored, and analyzed. Requests and responses can be associated with particular input/output operations. Based on the analysis, the system can determine what data is expected by web servers, so that it can effectively simulate browser operations in connection with those web servers, and extract useful information from the data received in response to those operations. Thus, data extraction and/or other operations can be performed more efficiently and more quickly, while reducing the computing resources needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Duke, Ryan Engle, Ryan Peck, Jonathan Coon
  • Patent number: 10480498
    Abstract: A piston plug includes a cylindrical body having a longitudinal axis and an outer cylindrical surface. The outer cylindrical surface extends longitudinally between a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. The outer cylindrical surface defines a hole extending radially inward. The hole has a central axis perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the cylindrical body. A first channel and a second channel are defined by cylindrical body. The first channel is in fluidic communication with the first surface and the hole. The second channel is in fluidic communication with the second surface and the hole. The first channel, the second channel, and at least a portion of the hole form a non-collinear flowpath. The piston plug is disposed in a plug hole in a piston and is retained in the plug hole via an interference fit between the piston plug and the plug hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: DRESSER-RAND COMPANY
    Inventors: Bryan Duke, Malcolm Cliff, Christopher Gowdy, Robert Hostottle, Bryce Sheffler
  • Patent number: 10441371
    Abstract: A robotic surgical apparatus includes at least two tubes having a nested, concentric configuration with an inner tube positioned in an outer tube. The tubes are configured to deliver surgical therapy. A first tube carrier connected to the outer tube and a second tube carrier connected to the inner tube. The first tube carrier and its associated outer tube and the second tube carrier and its associated inner tube form a robotic arm assembly. An actuator for actuating the robotic arm assembly is configured to receive the robotic arm assembly via a tube insertion interface into which the robotic arm assembly can be inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Richard J. Hendrick, Robert J. Webster, III, S. Duke Herrell, Philip J. Swaney, Ray Lathrop
  • Publication number: 20190308969
    Abstract: Compounds that are fatty acid synthesis modulators are provided. The compounds may be used to treat disorders characterized by disregulation of the fatty acid synthase function by modulating the function and/or the fatty acid synthase pathway. Methods are provided for treating such disorders including viral infections, such as hepatitis C infection, cancer and metabolic disorders, such as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Douglas I. BUCKLEY, Gregory DUKE, Allan S. WAGMAN, Marc EVANCHIK, Robert S. MCDOWELL
  • Publication number: 20190269694
    Abstract: Compounds that are fatty acid synthesis modulators are provided. The compounds may be used to treat disorders characterized by disregulation of the fatty acid synthase function by modulating the function and/or the fatty acid synthase pathway. Methods are provided for treating such disorders including viral infections, such as hepatitis C infection, cancer and metabolic disorders, such as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Douglas I. BUCKLEY, Gregory DUKE, Allan S. WAGMAN, Marc EVANCHIK, Robert S. MCDOWELL
  • Publication number: 20190175288
    Abstract: An apparatus (20) for performing endoscopic surgery on a patient (12) includes at least two concentric tube manipulators (150) adapted to carry devices (152, 154) for performing a surgical operation. A transmission (200) operates the concentric tube manipulators (150). An endoscope tube (106) has a proximal end portion fixed to the transmission (200). The concentric tube manipulators (150) extend from the transmission (200) through an inner lumen (102) of the endoscope tube (106) and are operable to extend from a distal end (104) of the endoscope tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: S. Duke Herrell, Robert J. Webster, Trevor Bruns, Philip J. Swaney, Richard Hendrick
  • Patent number: 10307214
    Abstract: A surgical robot system includes a support structure for positioning relative to a patient. The support structure includes a plurality of mounting structures. One or more robotic tool cassettes that are configured to interchangeably connect with any of the mounting structures. Each tool cassette includes a concentric tube manipulator and a transmission for operating the concentric tube manipulator. The support structure also includes a tube collector including a tube assembly associated with each of the mounting structures. The tube assemblies are configured to receive the concentric tube manipulators and guide the manipulators to extend along predetermined trajectories relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ray Lathrop, Trevor L. Bruns, Arthur W. Mahoney, Hunter B. Gilbert, Philip J. Swaney, Richard J. Hendrick, Kyle Weaver, Paul T. Russell, Stanley Duke Herrell, Robert J. Webster
  • Publication number: 20170104841
    Abstract: A website is navigated automatically in a sequential manner, for example by performing a series of specific network requests in a specified order, without necessarily using a browser, and without necessarily rendering each web page in the sequence. Interactions with a website are automatically recorded, stored, and analyzed. Requests and responses can be associated with particular input/output operations. Based on the analysis, the system can determine what data is expected by web servers, so that it can effectively simulate browser operations in connection with those web servers, and extract useful information from the data received in response to those operations. Thus, data extraction and/or other operations can be performed more efficiently and more quickly, while reducing the computing resources needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Duke, Ryan Engle, Ryan Peck, Jonathan Coon
  • Publication number: 20140074176
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present invention, a method of transient and selective suppression of neural activities of a target of interest, such as one or more nerves, includes selectively applying at least one light to the target of interest at selected locations with predetermined radiant exposures to create a localized and selective inhibitory response therein. The localized and selective inhibitory response comprises a local temperature change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicants: Case Western Reserve University, Vanderbilt University
    Inventors: E. Duco Jansen, Austin Robert Duke, Michael W. Jenkins, Hillel J. Chiel
  • Patent number: 7840416
    Abstract: A computing device-based system and method are described for generating a medical procedure description recorded into the system by a physician. The system and method manipulate a set of database records comprising medical content which is naturally descriptive of clinical procedures and clinically accurate diagrams which are naturally descriptive to document a medical procedure. To support the generation of a set of said medical procedure descriptions, the system and method provide interchangeable, connected, ontologically-based medical procedure database cartridges of medical content terms, rules, and diagrams that naturally describe constrained procedure representations for clinical procedure descriptions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: ProVation Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Conrad H. Barski, John M. Starmer, Ingrid R. Svensson, Steven J. Swenson, Robert A. Duke, Stephen R. Claypool, Ying Ching Yu, Peter E. Crist, Linda R. Peitzman, David A. Del Toro
  • Publication number: 20100211406
    Abstract: A computing device-based system and method are described for generating a medical procedure description recorded into the system by a physician. The system and method manipulate a set of database records comprising medical content which is naturally descriptive of clinical procedures and clinically accurate diagrams which are naturally descriptive to document a medical procedure. To support the generation of a set of said medical procedure descriptions, the system and method provide interchangeable, connected, ontologically-based medical procedure database cartridges of medical content terms, rules, and diagrams that naturally describe constrained procedure representations for clinical procedure descriptions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: PROVATION MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Conrad Barski, John Starmer, Ingrid Svensson, Steve Swenson, Robert Duke, Steve R. Claypool, Ying Ching Yu, Peter E. Crist, Linda R. Peitzman, David A. Del Toro
  • Publication number: 20050137907
    Abstract: A computing device-based system and method are described for generating a medical procedure description recorded into the system by a physician. The system and method manipulate a set of database records comprising medical content which is naturally descriptive of clinical procedures and clinically accurate diagrams which are naturally descriptive to document a medical procedure. To support the generation of a set of said medical procedure descriptions, the system and method provide interchangeable, connected, ontologically-based medical procedure database cartridges of medical content terms, rules, and diagrams that naturally describe constrained procedure representations for clinical procedure descriptions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Inventors: Conrad Barski, Jack Starmer, Ingrid Svensson, Steve Claypool, Robert Duke, Steve Swenson, Ying Yu, Peter Crist, Linda Peitzman, David Toro
  • Patent number: 6452102
    Abstract: A high voltage cable termination is provided where a cable is wrapped in a dielectric tape, and a braided shield. The shield and dielectric tape are stripped back exposing the conductors. An inner ferrule having a flanged portion and a sleeve portion is slipped over the cable so that the conductors and dielectric tape pass through the inner ferrule and the shield fans out and is slipped over the sleeve portion of the inner ferrule. An outer ferrule is slipped over the sleeved portion of the inner ferrule, and is crimped thereto, thus pinching the shield between the inner and outer ferrules. A pin is crimped to the end of each conductor, and an insulating overmold is applied over the conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: Pen Cabling Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Robert Duke DeForest, Jr., Ernest Wayne Reno
  • Publication number: 20020084094
    Abstract: A high voltage cable termination is provided where a cable is wrapped in a dielectric tape, and a braided shield. The shield and dielectric tape are stripped back exposing the conductors. An inner ferrule having a flanged portion and a sleeve portion is slipped over the cable so that the conductors and dielectric tape pass through the inner ferrule and the shield fans out and is slipped over the sleeve portion of the inner ferrule. An outer ferrule is slipped over the sleeved portion of the inner ferrule, and is crimped thereto, thus pinching the shield between the inner and outer ferrules. A pin is crimped to the end of each conductor, and an insulating overfold is applied over the conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventors: Robert Duke DeForest, Ernest Wayne Reno
  • Patent number: 6210178
    Abstract: An extender card is formed from first and second plastic clamshell halves which are intermated with one another and ultrasonically welded together. The first clamshell half is sized to be received within an outer periphery of the second clamshell so that, once welded, the resulting extender card housing body is strong and attractive in that the weld is internal and hidden from view. A cable tie is secured to a cable extending from the extender card and received within a collar of the extender card housing body to provide strain relief for the cable. One or more apertures are formed through the extender card housing body to allow access to a PCMCIA card or PC card installed adjacent to the extender card, for example, to a modular jack receiving structure of a PC modem or network card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Pen Cabling Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Robert Duke DeForest, Jr.
  • Patent number: D875896
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: IMPACT PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Dukes, Robert Hayes, Dennis Knapp, Luke Stonis