Patents by Inventor Robert E. Carlson

Robert E. Carlson 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: 10660447
    Abstract: A connection system for use in joining structural members of a bed frame together. One of the structural members has a wedge and the other of the structural members has a cavity formed in a receiver. The wedge has a plurality of exterior surfaces that contact with a plurality of interior surfaces formed in the cavity. The wedge may be comprised of a plurality of wedge segments that enter into a plurality of openings in the receiver. The interfitting of the wedge into the receiver make a solid connection that is enhanced by weight of the bedding positioned thereon. The connection resists twisting forces as well as lateral and fore and aft forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Finger Lakes Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Richard S. Polevoy, Paul E. Carlson, Michael W. Konieczny, Robert L. Naas
  • Patent number: 10548407
    Abstract: A wrap around bed frame for use in supporting a box spring and mattress having side rails and cross members and a foot member that is affixed to the foot ends of the side rails to provide support for the foot end of the bedding. The entire bed frame can be assembled with fittings that do not require tools for assembly and thus, the bed frame can be assembled easily by the user by simply sliding or snapping the components together. Protective shields cover the bed frame so as to minimize harm to a person inadvertently striking one of the bed frame components. The foot member is comprised of an upper and lower member affixed together. There are also center wedges on the cross members where a foot can be affixed to the center wedge to facilitate assembly of the bed frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Finger Lakes Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Richard S. Polevoy, Paul E. Carlson, Michael W. Konieczny, Robert L. Naas
  • Patent number: 10530863
    Abstract: Methods and systems for storing and accessing dental images. The system includes an imaging system for acquiring x-ray projection frames. The imaging system is connected to a local server through a local area network. A cloud server communicates with devices on the local area. The x-ray projection frames are transmitted from the imaging system to the local server. The local server stores the series of related x-ray projection frames according to a specified policy. In one embodiment, the x-ray projection frames are compressed into a compressed image data set using a modified video compression prediction algorithm customized for x-ray images. The compressed image data is transmitted to the cloud server for storage. The x-ray image data can be accessed from the cloud server by external devices and by other local area networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: DENTAL IMAGING TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert E. Keating, Bradley S. Carlson, Darryl Day Spencer
  • Publication number: 20190349368
    Abstract: A system for bidirectional device authentication between two computing devices is disclosed. A first processor generates a first random number sequence, performs a first operation on the first random number sequence to determine a first table address, and retrieves a first entry in the first table based on the first table address. The processor also executes a first transformation function on the first entry to generate a first transformed entry, transmits the first random number sequence to the second computing device, receives an encoded entry from a second computing device in response to transmission of the first random number sequence, and decodes the encoded entry to determine a second transformed entry. The first transformed entry matches the second transformed entry, and the first processor performs an update to a dynamic table by replacing each entry of the dynamic table with an associated transformed entry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Nagaraj Hegde, Craig L. Carlson, Phillip E. Pash, Robert P. Sabo
  • Publication number: 20150093291
    Abstract: A sensitive, precise detector system for physiological analytes uses a novel system. The system comprises an immobilized polyol on a surface. Reversibly coupled to the polyol or analyte is a dendrimer structure. In the system, a signal is triggered by the dendrimer structure when in a competitive environment with an analyte at the surface. In one embodiment, the system is an implantable sensor for use by diabetic patients. The sensing system can produce a consistent, measurable response while functioning under biologically relevant conditions. The sensing system requires the interaction of two components: 1) a competitive agent/signaling component, a dendrimer-boronic acid construct (DBA) and 2) a binding environment for a glucose-competitive DBA competition, which is an immobilized monosaccharide mimic (iDIOL).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: RECEPTORS LLC
    Inventors: Christina Thomas, Robert E. Carlson
  • Publication number: 20120263771
    Abstract: The fiber structures in the form of a fiber (or fiber mass), woven or nonwoven fabric, fiber absorbent layers, mats or bats or other collection of fiber can be modified to be microbiocidal, bacteriostatic, obtain immobilized, microbes, etc. The disclosed fiber has the unique ability to capture and hold microbes or microbial generating units within the fiber mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: RECEPTORS LLC
    Inventors: Robert E. Carlson, Kurt E. Heikkila, Karen Schlichtmann Schmidt, Robert M. Carlson
  • Publication number: 20120241391
    Abstract: Disclosed are filter media constituents, filter media, filter constructions, and methods of employing the filter media and filter constructions for fluid filtration. The filter media and filter media constituents of the invention have unique properties enabling the efficient capture of microbes or microbial generating units. Fluids usefully filtered using the filter media and filter constructions include air and water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: RECEPTORS LLC
    Inventors: Robert E. Carlson, Karen Schlichtmann Schmidt, Robert M. Carlson
  • Patent number: 7985715
    Abstract: The present invention relates to artificial receptors, arrays or microarrays of artificial receptors or candidate artificial receptors, methods of and compositions for making them, and methods of using them. Each artificial receptor includes a building block molecule that is a peptide of Formula: R1R2N—R3—(R4)n—X—(R5)m—Y—C(O)—R6, Tether-R1NH—Z-Ala-Gly-Ala-Gly-X-Ala-Y—C(O)—R6, R1R2NH—Z-Ala-Gly-Ala-Gly-X-Ala-Y—C(O)-Tether, Linker-R1NH—Z-Ala-Gly-Ala-Gly-X-Ala-Y—C(O)—R6, or R1R2NH—Z-Ala-Gly-Ala-Gly-X-Ala-Y—C(O)-Linker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Receptors LLC
    Inventor: Robert E. Carlson
  • Patent number: 7964535
    Abstract: The present invention relates to artificial receptors and arrays or microarrays of artificial receptors or candidate artificial receptors. Each member of the array includes a plurality of building block compounds, typically immobilized in a spot on a support. The present invention also includes the building blocks, combinations of building blocks, arrays of building blocks, and receptors constructed of these building blocks together with a support. The present invention also includes methods of making and using these arrays and receptors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Receptors LLC
    Inventor: Robert E. Carlson
  • Patent number: 7960311
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods employing artificial receptors, such as combinatorial artificial receptor arrays. The present receptors include heterogeneous and immobilized combinations of building block molecules. In certain embodiments, combinations of 2, 3, 4, or 5 distinct building block molecules immobilized near one another on a support provide molecular structures that can be employed in the present methods. The present methods can develop artificial receptors that can then be employed to detect the receptor's ligand. The present methods can find compounds that disrupt one or more binding interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Receptors LLC
    Inventor: Robert E. Carlson
  • Patent number: 7884052
    Abstract: The present invention relates to artificial receptors on scaffolds, methods of and compositions for making them, and methods of using them. Each artificial receptor includes a plurality of building block compounds coupled to a scaffold. In an embodiment, at least one of the building blocks includes a tether moiety. The tether can provide spacing or distance between the recognition element and the scaffold to which the building block is immobilized. A tether moiety can have any of a variety of characteristics or properties including flexibility, rigidity or stiffness, ability to bond to another tether moiety, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Receptors LLC
    Inventor: Robert E. Carlson
  • Publication number: 20100133102
    Abstract: The present invention relates to sensors and sensor systems that utilize combinational artificial receptors. Embodiments of the present invention employ combinational artificial receptors in electromagnetic (e.g. optical) and electrochemical sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: RECEPTORS, LLC
    Inventor: Robert E. Carlson
  • Publication number: 20090221439
    Abstract: The present invention relates to artificial receptors, arrays or microarrays of artificial receptors or candidate artificial receptors, methods of and compositions for making them, and methods of using them. Each artificial receptor includes a plurality of building block compounds. In an embodiment, at least one of the building blocks includes a tether moiety. The tether can provide spacing or distance between the recognition element and the support or scaffold to which the building block is immobilized. A tether moiety can have any of a variety of characteristics or properties including flexibility, rigidity or stiffness, ability to bond to another tether moiety, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: RECEPTORS LLC
    Inventor: Robert E. Carlson
  • Publication number: 20090203980
    Abstract: The present invention relates to sensors including artificial receptors and methods of using them. In an embodiment, the present invention includes an artificial receptor as a component of a receptor system including a ligand permeable interface that isolates the artificial receptor from certain components of the surrounding environment. In an embodiment, the present invention includes an artificial receptor and a competitor against a ligand of interest. In an embodiment, the present invention includes a competitive artificial receptor as a component of a detector system including a semipermeable membrane that isolates the competitive artificial receptor from certain components of the surrounding environment. This embodiment also includes the competitor and a detector operatively coupled to the competitive artificial receptor. The detector produces a signal indicating binding of the competitor and/or the ligand of interest to the artificial receptor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventors: Robert E. Carlson, Rachel L. Weller Roska, Stephen A. Brose
  • Patent number: 7504365
    Abstract: The present invention relates to artificial receptors, arrays or microarrays of artificial receptors or candidate artificial receptors, methods of and compositions for making them, and methods of using them. Each artificial receptor includes a plurality of building block compounds. In an embodiment, at least one of the building blocks includes a tether moiety. The tether can provide spacing or distance between the recognition element and the support or scaffold to which the building block is immobilized. A tether moiety can have any of a variety of characteristics or properties including flexibility, rigidity or stiffness, ability to bond to another tether moiety, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Receptors LLC
    Inventor: Robert E. Carlson
  • Patent number: 7504364
    Abstract: The present invention relates to artificial receptors and arrays or microarrays of artificial receptors or candidate artificial receptors. Each member of the array includes a plurality of building block compounds, typically immobilized in a spot on a support. The present invention also includes the building blocks, combinations of building blocks, arrays of building blocks, and receptors constructed of these building blocks together with a support. The present invention also includes methods of making and using these arrays and receptors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Receptors LLC
    Inventor: Robert E Carlson
  • Patent number: 7469076
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sensor system that can include a waveguide, a detection system that is operatively coupled to the waveguide, and a working artificial receptor. The waveguide can be operatively configured with respect to the working artificial receptor such that the waveguide is capable of receiving light from the working artificial receptor. The detection system can be configured to detect the electromagnetic radiation. The system can be configured to detect pathogenic microorganism, cancerous cell, pollutant in water, airborne pollutant, explosive-related vapor, protein, polynucleotide, or mixture thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Receptors LLC
    Inventor: Robert E. Carlson
  • Publication number: 20040235051
    Abstract: The present invention relates to artificial receptors and arrays or microarrays of artificial receptors or candidate artificial receptors. Each member of the array includes a plurality of building block compounds, typically immobilized in a spot on a support. The present invention also includes the building blocks, combinations of building blocks, arrays of building blocks, and receptors constructed of these building blocks together with a support. The present invention also includes methods of making and using these arrays and receptors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Applicant: Receptors LLC
    Inventor: Robert E. Carlson
  • Patent number: D851344
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Lauren K. Carlson, Matthew W. Gorrell, Robert J. Maki, Byron E. Trotter
  • Patent number: D857310
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Silismile, LLC
    Inventors: Robert W. Carlson, Jr., Ted E. Ahrenholtz