Patents by Inventor Robert Frank

Robert Frank 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: 20200023988
    Abstract: A boundary layer utilization apparatus for intake of air to a high speed aircraft, comprises a first air inlet adjacent an exterior surface of a fuselage of the aircraft and offset from the fuselage enough to integrate a second air inlet in the offset space to ingest and divert the boundary layer air flowing next to the fuselage into the aircraft for a useful purpose such as cooling the engine compartment. The second air inlet is disposed aft of the first air inlet to minimize hot gas re-ingestion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Dewey Parsons, Angel David Rosado, Robert Paul Reynolds, David Frank Haynes, William Mathisen Gons
  • Patent number: 10542007
    Abstract: A method for controlling an operation of an industrial machine that includes authenticating control commands remotely issued by command issuers through a network. The control commands each describe a modifying action to the operation of the industrial machine. The method includes: providing a jump host as a communication buffer between a unit controller of the industrial machine and the network; maintaining within a memory of the jump host whitelisted commands, the whitelisted commands including a list of the approved control commands; receiving, at the jump host, a first control command via the network; determining, at the jump host, whether the first control command is contained within the whitelisted commands; in response to an affirmative determination that the first control command is contained within the whitelisted commands, deeming the first control command as being authenticated; and transmitting the first control command to the unit controller of the industrial machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Paul Oliver Caffrey, Robert Scott Garry, Peter Frank Andrews, Clemens Karl Woeste, Robert Hugh Putman, Gregory Pearson Fry
  • Patent number: 10530967
    Abstract: Certain examples described herein relate to the halftoning of a color image. In one example, a set of clusters are determined based on the color image. A set of edges are also detected in the color images. Clusters within these edges are then merged. A set of screens for halftoning are assigned to the set of clusters. This assignment is based on color property metrics for the set of clusters. The color image is halftoned using the set of screens assigned to the merged clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: Purdue Research Foundation, Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Tal Frank, Altyngul Jumabayeva, Robert Ulichney, Jan Allebach, Yotam Ben-Shoshan
  • Patent number: 10517507
    Abstract: The system of the present invention includes a conductive element, an electronic component, and a partial power source in the form of dissimilar materials. Upon contact with a conducting fluid, a voltage potential is created and the power source is completed, which activates the system. The electronic component controls the conductance between the dissimilar materials to produce a unique current signature. The system can also measure the conditions of the environment surrounding the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Proteus Digital Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Frank, Peter Bjeletich, Hooman Hafezi, Robert Azevedo, Robert Duck, Iliya Pesic, Benedict Costello, Eric Snyder
  • Publication number: 20190385740
    Abstract: A method and system for determining a recommendation for drug treatment are described herein. For example, the method includes determining drug scores based upon network-based distances for one or more target drug nodes, modeling one or more outputs based upon input data, wherein the input data comprises at least a portion of the drug scores, selecting an algorithmic output from the one or more modeling outputs based upon at least one performance criteria, determining if the selected algorithmic output of the modeling satisfies a threshold, and if the selected algorithmic output satisfies the threshold, generating the recommendation for drug treatment. The system includes a processing device and computer readable medium including programming instructions that, when executed, cause the processing device to perform the method as described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: PERTHERA, INC.
    Inventors: Subha MADHAVAN, Robert Joseph Bender, Emanuel Frank Petricoin
  • Publication number: 20190371443
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed for performing supervised outcome-driven persona-typing, including receiving a first data set having patient specific data, treatment data, and outcome data for each of a plurality of first patients. Once received, the plurality of first patients are grouped based on the first data set, and a persona for each of patient groups is generated. A second data set may then be received for a second patient including second patient specific data. A comparison is then carried out on the second data set to identify an existing persona, and then associate the second patient with the identified persona. Based on each of the above steps, a patient care plan is then created.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: PERTHERA, INC.
    Inventors: Emanuel Frank PETRICOIN, III, Robert Joseph Bender
  • Publication number: 20190353524
    Abstract: A system and process scans a target area at a distance of 3-30 m for one or more materials. Scanning is performed by a coherent transmit beam aimed with the help of a thermal camera. The active source of the beam is a supercontinuum (SC) laser. The transmitted source beam is modulated by a high-speed Fourier-transform spectrometer prior to interaction with the target. Target reflected source beam is detected by an infrared detector, along with a reference portion of the transmitted source beam, as a series of interferograms; passed through a digitizer for digitizing the interferograms; and processed to producing spectrograms, wherein the spectrograms are indicative of one or more materials on the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Leidos, Inc.
    Inventors: Augie Ifarraguerri, Brian Gorin, J. Frank Camacho, Noah Christian, Robert Rice
  • Publication number: 20190355478
    Abstract: A method and system for generating a therapy plan for a patient is described. The method includes providing a knowledgebase of annotated disease treatment information, a patient history database including disease types for a plurality of patients and a molecular database including molecular data associated with patients, selecting at least one of the plurality of patients for analysis, identifying a list of one or more candidate therapy plans from the knowledgebase based on at least one of the disease type and the molecular data for the at least one patient, and scoring each of the one or more candidate therapy plans by combining a molecular vector, a disease-specific vector and a patient history vector. The therapy plan with the highest score can then be selected for implementation. The system includes various hardware components for implementing the various functions as defined by the method for generating the treatment plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: PERTHERA, INC.
    Inventors: Subha MADHAVAN, Michael Jon PISHVAIAN, Robert Joseph BENDER, Edik Matthew BLAIS, Craig HEARTWELL, Samuel Brewster LESLIE, David Charles HALVERSON, Jonathan Robert BRODY, Emanuel Frank PETRICOIN, III
  • Patent number: 10467460
    Abstract: In devices that determine levels of substance use, a substance level in a test sample provided to the testing device by a test subject is determined. A sequence of images are captured to include a portion of the face of the test subject providing the test sample and a display of the testing device. A value indicative of the substance level detected within the test sample is determined. A validity indicator indicating validity of the value indicative of the substance level is determined. A current location is determined. The value indicative of the substance level, the validity indicator, and the current location are sent to a remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: ROBERT F. NIENHOUSE 1997 DECLARATION OF TRUST
    Inventor: Robert Frank Nienhouse
  • Publication number: 20190334719
    Abstract: A method for sharing information has an assertion associated therewith such that the receiving communication device is able to verify the assertion without the sender revealing underlying data demonstrating the validity of the assertion. The assertion is derived from underlying data input to a pre-provisioned first algorithm. The assertion is encapsulated in a first data object by a PGE that controls an environment in which the first algorithm is executed. A first proof is generated that is configured to verify that the first algorithm used the underlying data to produce the assertion when provided to a PVE along with the first data object. The underlying data is excluded from the first proof and the first data object such that privacy of the underlying data is maintained. The information, the first proof and the first data object are sent to the receiving communication device from the sending communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Shamim A. Naqvi, Robert Frank Raucci, Goutham Puppala
  • Publication number: 20190317757
    Abstract: A system, such as a system of a computing resource service provider, detects changes to a pipeline template package that encodes information associated with application code and infrastructure that may be utilized as part of deploying the application code in stages of a pipeline. An infrastructure template that is usable to provision an execution environment may be generated for a corresponding stage of the development, and may be utilized as part of a process for provisioning an execution environment which may, for example, run tests to verify the quality of the application code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Felix Walter Blue Jodoin, Maxwell Bartholomew Hall, Martin Robert Frank, James William Lewis
  • Publication number: 20190311101
    Abstract: In devices that determine levels of substance use, a substance level in a test sample provided to the testing device by a test subject is determined. A sequence of images are captured to include a portion of the face of the test subject providing the test sample and a display of the testing device. A value indicative of the substance level detected within the test sample is determined. A validity indicator indicating validity of the value indicative of the substance level is determined. A current location is determined. The value indicative of the substance level, the validity indicator, and the current location are sent to a remote server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Frank Nienhouse
  • Publication number: 20190303782
    Abstract: A system for evaluating a measure of appropriateness of additive manufacturing (AM) to manufacture a vehicle part of a vehicle is provided. The system includes a plurality of data source importers to import a plurality of datasets from a plurality of data sources to a data collection system with a composite dataset including data of the plurality of datasets. The system also includes a dataset manager system (DMS) to manage the data collection system. The system further includes a client application coupled to the DMS. The client application receives a user request for the measure of appropriateness of AM to manufacture the vehicle part of the vehicle during a lifecycle of the vehicle. In response to the user request, the client application produces the measure of appropriateness using an evaluation of a plurality of assessments on the data retrieved from the composite dataset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Gail L. Bohnhoff-Hlavacek, Brent Louis Hadley, Patrick Jan Eames, Robert James Martin, Joseph Frank Floyd, Chul Young Park
  • Patent number: 10427076
    Abstract: A method for removing diatomaceous earth and contaminants from a filter, and for filtering liquid using diatomaceous earth is provided. Embodiments of the method can include a washdown process, a backwash process, and a filtering process. Some embodiments can include one or more filter cartridges with cartridge tubes to increase flow during the backwash process. Some embodiments can also include a backwash sprayer to disturb contaminants during the backwash process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Frank Swindell, Leonard Richiuso, Brian Everett Cox
  • Patent number: 10417803
    Abstract: A method is provided for rendering a scene including a digital three-dimensional (3D) model of a structure. The method includes traversing a scene graph composed of a hierarchical group of nodes representing respective 3D objects of the digital 3D model, and selecting nodes of the hierarchical group of nodes. The method includes adding a plurality of objects represented by the selected nodes to a render queue, performing a multiple-pass rendering of the plurality of 3D objects from the render queue. This includes in a pass of a plurality of passes, rendering a threshold portion but not all of the plurality of 3D objects to a framebuffer for output to a display device, with at least one of the plurality of 3D objects being left in the render queue after rendering the threshold portion. The method may also include a mesh simplification and/or z-occlusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Joseph Frank Floyd, Patrick James Eames, Brent Louis Hadley, Robert James Martin, Nicholas Shepherd, Ivan Rumsey, Jeremy David Scott
  • Patent number: 10419245
    Abstract: A method and apparatus determine parameters and conditions for line of sight MIMO communication. Reference signals can be received. A channel matrix can be measured based on the reference signals. A least-squared error estimate of the measured channel matrix can be determined. A sum-squared error can be calculated based on the least-squared error estimate. The sum-squared error based on the least-squared error estimate can be compared to a threshold. The measured channel matrix can be ascertained to be classified as a line of sight multiple input multiple output channel based on comparing the sum-squared error based on the least-squared error estimate to the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Colin Frank, Tyler A Brown, Vijay Nangia, Robert T Love, Udar Mittal
  • Publication number: 20190274778
    Abstract: An end effector coupler for a surgical arm can include a body, a proximal coupler, and a tool lock. The tool lock can releasably retain a tool stem to the end effector coupler. The tool lock can include a keyed opening, a pin bore, a pin disposed in the bin bore, a biasing element located in the pin bore, and a pin release including an actuator, the pin release operable to retract the pin into to the body to disengage the pin from the tool stem allowing release of the tool stem from the keyed opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Max Holland Billard, Ryan Luby, Shawn Robinson, Benjamin Witten, Zachary Frank, Aurelien Bruneau, Catherine Boniface, Saddy Garcia, Robert Carlton, Ralph Paul, Demetrius Siachames
  • Patent number: 10403107
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus are discussed for a passive optical camera-based system to detect a presence of one or more vehicles with one or more cameras. A detection algorithm is applied to recognize of the presence of the one or more vehicles using one or more imaging processors and the one or more cameras to detect fluctuations in light intensity from scattered light and/or reflections off of that vehicle. Those scattered light and/or reflections are captured in images contained in a set of frames from the one or more cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Richard Andrew Hill, Karen Marie Nashold, Zachary Flom, Erik Frank Matlin, Robert A. Brown
  • Patent number: 10398309
    Abstract: A portable VOG device is disclosed that will facilitate the effective and efficient screening for TBI in military personnel in forward deployed military settings or remote locations using minimally trained staff. This includes the establishment of a protocol that will provide cost effective pre-screening of military personnel prior to deployment to establish a baseline of brain function prior to possible future injury. The efficiency of the device will promote subsequent follow-up screening to assess the effectiveness of prescribed TBI treatment. Further protocols for diagnosis and rehabilitation applications using the same virtual reality portable device will allow more advanced usage for clinicians providing ongoing evaluation and treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: NEURO KINETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Robin C. Ashmore, Howison Schroeder, Daniel Sweeney, Alexander D Kiderman, Robert Sclabassi, Thomas Joos, Greg Frank, Thomas Vernon Baker
  • Publication number: 20190261888
    Abstract: A re-wearable wireless device configured to be attached to a user is disclosed. In some embodiments, the re-wearable wireless device includes a disposable component and a reusable component. The disposable component may include a first electrode, a second electrode, a cradle, and a battery. The cradle may include a first electrical connector, wherein the first electrical connector is electrically coupled to the first electrode, the second electrode, and the battery. The reusable component may include an electronics module, a housing configured to latch into the cradle, a second electrical connector, wherein the second electrical connector electrically couples the reusable component to the first electrode, the second electrode, and the battery. The re-wearable wireless device may be configured to detect a conductive electrical signal through the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Zdeblick, Kien Lam, Jeremy Frank, Robert Azevedo, Elizabeth Klein, David O'Reilly, Aditya Dua, Joan Hain, Robert Leichner, Christopher Reggiardo, Lawrence Arne, Arna Ionescu Stoll, Kristin Pollock, Olivier Colliou, James Fish