Patents by Inventor Robert F. Meyer

Robert F. Meyer 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: 10839669
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method includes producing, from an adapter, a first wireless signal characterized by a first communication mode with a computing device when a portion of at least one of a medicament delivery device or a simulated medicament delivery is disposed within the adapter. An indication is received when the portion of the medicament delivery device or the simulated medicament delivery device is removed from the adapter. A second wireless signal characterized by a second communication mode with the computing device is produced in response to the indication. The second communication mode is different from the first communication mode. The second communication mode can be, for example, a hold mode, a sniff mode or a park mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: kaleo, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric S. Edwards, Evan T. Edwards, Mark J. Licata, Paul F. Meyers, Vaishali Vilas Kamat, Steven David Gardner, Robert George Milner
  • Patent number: 10821021
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a body, a needle, a catheter, and an actuator assembly. The needle extends distally from the body. The needle has an inner wall defining a needle lumen. The needle lumen is in fluid communication with a fluid port of the body. The catheter is slidably disposed in the needle lumen. The catheter has a catheter lumen. The first actuator assembly is configured to translate the catheter within and relative to the needle. The apparatus may also include an actuator assembly that is configured to rotate the needle relative to the body. The apparatus may be used to first deliver a leading bleb of fluid to the subretinal space in a patient's eye via the needle. The apparatus may then be used to deliver a therapeutic agent to the subretinal space in the patient's eye via the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: GYROSCOPE THERAPEUTICS LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael F. Clem, Benjamin L. Ko, Robert H. Roth, Daniel J. Abbott, Thomas E. Meyer, Paul D. Gordon
  • Publication number: 20200337184
    Abstract: An electronic device can include a housing and a support component joined to the housing. The support component can include a thermal conduction layer defining a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. The support component can also include a first support layer overlying the first surface and a second support layer overlying the second surface. A ratio of the thickness of the thermal conduction layer to the combined thickness of the first support layer and the second support layer can be at least 1.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Robert F. Meyer, William A. Counts, Michael D. Quinones, Jason P. Shannon, David A. Pakula
  • Publication number: 20200221609
    Abstract: An electronic device having a display assembly is disclosed. Several layers may combine to form the display assembly. For example, the display assembly may include a touch sensitive layer (or touch detection layer), a display layer that present visual information, and a force sensitive layer (or force detection layer). The display layer may include a bend or curve that allows a portion of the display layer to bend around the force sensitive layer. Also, the connectors (that provide electrical and mechanical connections) may be positioned at different locations of the layers. For example, the display layer may include a connector on a first edge region, and the force sensitive layer may include a connector on a second edge region that is perpendicular, or at least substantially perpendicular, to the first edge region. By positioning the connectors on perpendicular edge regions, the display assembly may reduce its footprint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Douglas G. FOURNIER, James R. KROGDAHL, Daniel W. JARVIS, Edward S. HUO, Lee E. HOOTON, Srikanth V. THIRUPPUKUZHI, Garrett R. OWOC, Michael NGO, David A. PAKULA, Robert F. MEYER
  • Publication number: 20200146909
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a bed frame having a head end and a foot end and control circuitry carried by the bed frame. The control circuitry receives information about conditions of the patient support apparatus. A light is coupled to the bed frame adjacent the foot end and is coupled to the control circuitry. The light is in a first state when the patient support apparatus is operating normally and the light is in a second state when the control circuitry detects an alert condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: John A. Bobey, Stephen L. Douglas, Eric R. Meyer, Jonathan H. Mueller, Robert Petrosenko, Stephen R. Schulte, Andrew F. Skinner, Michael Z. Sleva, Richard B. Stacy, Daniel K. Stevens, Mayur Yermaneni
  • Patent number: 10631437
    Abstract: An electronic device having a display assembly is disclosed. Several layers may combine to form the display assembly. For example, the display assembly may include a touch sensitive layer (or touch detection layer), a display layer that present visual information, and a force sensitive layer (or force detection layer). The display layer may include a bend or curve that allows a portion of the display layer to bend around the force sensitive layer. Also, the connectors (that provide electrical and mechanical connections) may be positioned at different locations of the layers. For example, the display layer may include a connector on a first edge region, and the force sensitive layer may include a connector on a second edge region that is perpendicular, or at least substantially perpendicular, to the first edge region. By positioning the connectors on perpendicular edge regions, the display assembly may reduce its footprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Douglas G. Fournier, James R. Krogdahl, Daniel W. Jarvis, Edward S. Huo, Lee E. Hooton, Srikanth V. Thiruppukuzhi, Garrett R. Owoc, Michael Ngo, David A. Pakula, Robert F. Meyer
  • Patent number: 10561550
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a bed frame having a head end and a foot end and control circuitry carried by the bed frame. The control circuitry receives information about conditions of the patient support apparatus. A light is coupled to the bed frame adjacent the foot end and is coupled to the control circuitry. The light is in a first state when the patient support apparatus is operating normally and the light is in a second state when the control circuitry detects an alert condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John A Bobey, Stephen L Douglas, Eric R Meyer, Jonathan H Mueller, Robert Petrosenko, Stephen R Schulte, Andrew F Skinner, Michael Z Sleva, Richard B Stacy, Daniel K Stevens, Mayur Yermaneni
  • Patent number: 10244659
    Abstract: A thermal distribution assembly for an electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device includes an enclosure defined by a metal band and a non-metal bottom wall formed by glass, sapphire, or plastic. In this regard, the enclosure may include a relatively low thermal conductivity. However, the thermal distribution assembly provides heat transfer capabilities that offset thermal conductivity losses by using a non-metal bottom wall, and also provides added structural support. The thermal distribution assembly may include a first layer, a second layer, and a third layer. The first and third layers provide structural support, while the second layer provides a relatively high thermally conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel W. Jarvis, David A. Pakula, David J. Dunsmoor, Ian A. Spraggs, Lee E. Hooton, Marwan Rammah, Matthew D. Hill, Robert F. Meyer, James A. Bertin, Eric M. Bennett, Simon C. Helmore, Melissa A. Wah, Jon F. Housour, Douglas G. Fournier, Christopher S. Tomasetta
  • Publication number: 20180146298
    Abstract: An electronic device has an exterior housing with a piezoelectric speaker disposed in an opening formed within the housing. The piezoelectric speaker includes a speaker diaphragm that is secured within the opening with a vibration isolator. The vibration isolator allows the diaphragm to vibrate independently from the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Lee E. Hooton, Robert F. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20180081481
    Abstract: An electronic device having a display assembly is disclosed. Several layers may combine to form the display assembly. For example, the display assembly may include a touch sensitive layer (or touch detection layer), a display layer that present visual information, and a force sensitive layer (or force detection layer). The display layer may include a bend or curve that allows a portion of the display layer to bend around the force sensitive layer. Also, the connectors (that provide electrical and mechanical connections) may be positioned at different locations of the layers. For example, the display layer may include a connector on a first edge region, and the force sensitive layer may include a connector on a second edge region that is perpendicular, or at least substantially perpendicular, to the first edge region. By positioning the connectors on perpendicular edge regions, the display assembly may reduce its footprint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Douglas G. FOURNIER, James R. KROGDAHL, Daniel W. JARVIS, Edward S. HUO, Lee E. HOOTON, Srikanth V. THIRUPPUKUZHI, Garrett R. OWOC, Michael NGO, David A. PAKULA, Robert F. MEYER
  • Publication number: 20180084680
    Abstract: A thermal distribution assembly for an electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device includes an enclosure defined by a metal band and a non-metal bottom wall formed by glass, sapphire, or plastic. In this regard, the enclosure may include a relatively low thermal conductivity. However, the thermal distribution assembly provides heat transfer capabilities that offset thermal conductivity losses by using a non-metal bottom wall, and also provides added structural support. The thermal distribution assembly may include a first layer, a second layer, and a third layer. The first and third layers provide structural support, while the second layer provides a relatively high thermally conductive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel W. JARVIS, David A. PAKULA, David J. DUNSMOOR, Ian A. SPRAGGS, Lee E. HOOTON, Marwan RAMMAH, Matthew D. HILL, Robert F. MEYER, James A. BERTIN, Eric M. BENNETT, Simon C. HELMORE, Melissa A. WAH, Jon F. HOUSOUR, Douglas G. FOURNIER, Christopher S. TOMASETTA
  • Patent number: 9913045
    Abstract: An electronic device has an exterior housing with a piezoelectric speaker disposed in an opening formed within the housing. The piezoelectric speaker includes a speaker diaphragm that is secured within the opening with a vibration isolator. The vibration isolator allows the diaphragm to vibrate independently from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Lee E. Hooton, Robert F. Meyer
  • Patent number: 9876273
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with a housing in which electrical components are mounted. The housing may include a metal portion that serves as ground. An antenna for the electronic device may be formed from metal traces on an antenna support such as a flexible printed circuit. The flexible printed circuit may be mounted to a speaker box. The speaker box may have one or more walls formed from metal plates. A metal plate in a speaker box may be coupled to a metal clip. The metal clip may be shorted to a metal stiffener that overlaps a tail portion of the flexible printed circuit. The metal stiffener may have an opening that is aligned with an opening in the metal clip. A metal fastener such as a screw may pass through the openings to short the metal clip, stiffener, and metal plate to ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy S. Lui, Robert F. Meyer, Stoyan P. Hristov, Ashley E. Fletcher
  • Patent number: 9872094
    Abstract: This application relates to an audio assembly that includes both a speaker assembly and a microphone. By mounting both the microphone and the speaker assembly to a unitary audio bracket, space savings can be achieved over a configuration that relies on separate brackets for each component. In some embodiments, an acoustic mesh can be embedded within the audio bracket and extending across an audio channel defined by the audio bracket. The microphone can be aligned with an opening in the audio bracket by an alignment clip that is coupled with the microphone. The alignment clip helps to achieve alignment of a sensor opening of the microphone with a channel defined by the audio bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert F. Meyer, Daniel W. Jarvis, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Stoyan Hristov
  • Publication number: 20170303048
    Abstract: An electronic device has an exterior housing with a piezoelectric speaker disposed in an opening formed within the housing. The piezoelectric speaker includes a speaker diaphragm that is secured within the opening with a vibration isolator. The vibration isolator allows the diaphragm to vibrate independently from the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Lee E. Hooton, Robert F. Meyer
  • Patent number: 9738347
    Abstract: A bicycle including a frame that has a head tube, and a frame member that is elongated along a longitudinal axis. The bicycle also includes a receiver that is disposed in the frame member, and a battery pack that is coupled to the frame member and detachably connected to the receiver. The receiver has a tapered socket and a power connector encircled by the tapered socket. The battery pack has a tapered end cap that is insertable into the tapered socket along the longitudinal axis. The tapered end cap includes a battery connector disposed on an end of the battery pack. The tapered end cap is at least partially nested within the tapered socket along the longitudinal axis upon connection between the receiver and the battery pack, and the battery connector is electrically connected to the power connector upon nesting the tapered end cap in the tapered socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Jan Talavasek, Amber R. Lucas, Ian Hamilton, Robert F. Meyer, Markus Spenninger, Holger Krauss
  • Publication number: 20170144729
    Abstract: A bicycle including a frame that has a head tube, and a frame member that is elongated along a longitudinal axis. The bicycle also includes a receiver that is disposed in the frame member, and a battery pack that is coupled to the frame member and detachably connected to the receiver. The receiver has a tapered socket and a power connector encircled by the tapered socket. The battery pack has a tapered end cap that is insertable into the tapered socket along the longitudinal axis. The tapered end cap includes a battery connector disposed on an end of the battery pack. The tapered end cap is at least partially nested within the tapered socket along the longitudinal axis upon connection between the receiver and the battery pack, and the battery connector is electrically connected to the power connector upon nesting the tapered end cap in the tapered socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Jan Talavasek, Amber R. Lucas, Ian Hamilton, Robert F. Meyer, Markus Spenninger
  • Publication number: 20170068279
    Abstract: This application relates to a portable electronic device includes at least a device housing having walls that define a cavity, the walls having edges that define an opening that leads into the cavity. Component assembly features used to secure components received through the opening to each other and/or to the walls during an assembly operation, and a protective cover formed of transparent material and disposed within the opening and secured to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Daniel W. JARVIS, James B. SMITH, Kuldeep P. LONKAR, Timothy S. LUI, Robert F. MEYER, Michael W. FIRKA, Lee E. HOOTON, Thomas R. LUCE
  • Patent number: D832266
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Molly Anderson, Bartley K. Andre, Shota Aoyagi, Anthony Michael Ashcroft, Marine C. Bataille, Jeremy Bataillou, Daniele De Iuliis, Markus Diebel, Douglas G. Fournier, M. Evans Hankey, Julian Hoenig, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Julian Jaede, Daniel W. Jarvis, Duncan Robert Kerr, Robert F. Meyer, David A. Pakula, Peter Russell-Clarke, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Mikael Silvanto, Ian Spraggs, Christopher J. Stringer, Joe Sung Ho Tan, Tang Yew Tan, Clement Tissandier, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zörkendörfer
  • Patent number: D832267
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Molly Anderson, Bartley K. Andre, Shota Aoyagi, Anthony Michael Ashcroft, Marine C. Bataille, Jeremy Bataillou, Daniele De Iuliis, Markus Diebel, Ashley E. Fletcher, Douglas G. Fournier, M. Evans Hankey, Julian Hoenig, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Julian Jaede, Daniel W. Jarvis, Duncan Robert Kerr, Robert F. Meyer, David A. Pakula, Peter Russell-Clarke, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Mikael Silvanto, Christopher J. Stringer, Joe Sung Ho Tan, Tang Yew Tan, Clement Tissandier, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zörkendörfer