Patents by Inventor Robert G. Brown

Robert G. Brown 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: 20190309997
    Abstract: A combined refrigeration and power plant. The power plant comprises an internal combustion engine an air cycle machine refrigerator driven by the internal combustion engine and configured to refrigerate atmospheric air to provide working fluid to combined refrigeration and power generation cycle, a refrigerated air storage unit configured to store working fluid produced by the air cycle machine refrigerator; and first and second heat exchangers. The first heat exchanger arrangement is configured to exchange heat between a device to be cooled and the working fluid, and the second heat exchanger arrangement is configured to exchange heat between the working fluid downstream of the first heat exchanger in the combined refrigeration and power generation cycle and waste heat from the internal combustion engine; and a generator turbine configured to receive heated working fluid from the second heat exchanger arrangement, and configured to power an electrical generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventors: Paul FLETCHER, Parag VYAS, Robert D COLLINS, Chloe J PALMER, Stephen G BROWN
  • Publication number: 20190237199
    Abstract: A method of population classification to identify the likely level of care management interventions appropriate for individuals, for use in a population health management system, the method including: receiving, by a processing engine, medical claims data for an individual; reviewing, by the processing engine, a plurality of predetermined parameters within the medical claims data for the individual; classifying, by the processing engine, the individual into one of a plurality of predetermined intervention groups, based on reviewing the plurality of predetermined parameters; and providing to the population health management system, by the processing engine, a level of care management appropriate for the individual based on the predetermined intervention group in which the individual was classified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Anne E. Fischer, Robert P. Kelley, Amy G. Brown, Janet K. Young, George Sirbu, Christopher A. Gagen, Matthew R. Alter, Therese R. Gorski
  • Patent number: 10287107
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method for shingulating, singulating, and synchronizing articles in an article feeder system are disclosed. The article feeder system may include a shingulating device configured to receive a stack of articles and to produce a positively lapped stack of articles, a plurality of picking devices configured to pick one or more articles from the positively lapped stack of articles and to produce one or more singulated articles, and one or more synchronization devices configured to deliver the one or more singulated articles to one or more sorter windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: John W. Brown, Edward F. Houston, Juan A. Roman, Leung M. Shiu, Riley H. Mayhall, Thomas A. Hillerich, Jr., Jacob L. Timm, Matthew G. Good, William P. McConnell, Robert L. Schlender, Christopher D. Austin
  • Patent number: 10272042
    Abstract: The invention compositions comprising a continuous hydrophobic phase and liposomes as a vehicle for delivery of an antigen capable of inducing a cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) response and methods for their use in the treatment of cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: IMMUNOVACCINE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Pirouz M. Daftarian, Marc Mansour, Bill Pohajdak, Robert G. Brown, Wijbe M. Kast
  • Patent number: 10084283
    Abstract: An optical system is described. The optical system has an optical amplifier array. The optical amplifier array has an array of optical amplifiers. Each optical amplifier has an optical amplifier region including a semiconductor active region having a direct electronic band gap with a conduction band edge. The semiconductor active region is embedded within a photonic crystal having an electromagnetic band gap having photon energies overlapping the energy of the conduction band edge of the electronic band gap such that spontaneous emission of photons in the semiconductor active region is suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC.
    Inventors: David W. Jensen, Steven E. Koenck, Robert G. Brown, Matilda G. Livadaru
  • Publication number: 20180177726
    Abstract: The invention compositions comprising a continuous hydrophobic phase and liposomes as a vehicle for delivery of an antigen capable of inducing a cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) response and methods for their use in the treatment of cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: IMMUNOVACCINE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Pirouz M. DAFTARIAN, Marc MANSOUR, Bill POHAJDAK, Robert G. BROWN, Wijbe M. KAST
  • Patent number: 9983052
    Abstract: An optical imaging system includes a coherent light generator, imaging optics and a detection system. The coherent light generator is configured to generate squeezed light. The imaging optics is arranged to direct the squeezed light from the coherent light generator onto a target object and to receive squeezed light reflected by the target object. The detection system includes a local oscillator configured to generate un-squeezed light at a same frequency and phase as the squeezed light, a combiner arranged to combine the received squeezed light from the imaging optics and the un-squeezed light from the local oscillator to provide combined light, and a detector arranged to receive and detect the combined light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC.
    Inventor: Robert G. Brown
  • Patent number: 9966668
    Abstract: A semiconductor antenna includes an antenna region. The antenna region includes semiconductor nano-antennas. The semiconductor nano-antennas are formed of a semiconductor material have a doping concentration such that the real part of the permittivity of the semiconductor material is negative over at least a portion of radio frequencies from 1 MHz to 300 GHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC.
    Inventor: Robert G. Brown
  • Patent number: 9958583
    Abstract: An optical notch filter includes a particle layer including nano-particles in a substrate material. The nano-particles are arranged in one or more arrays to provide a nano plasmonic absorption of radiation having a wavelength of 532 nm incident on the filter. The filter exhibits a radiation absorption profile with an absorption maxima of at least 99% at 532 nm for an angle of incidence of between +50° and ?50°, and has a full width half maxima transmission of less than 15 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Brown, Steven E. Koenck, James E. Melzer, Wyatt L. Hendrick
  • Patent number: 9925142
    Abstract: The invention compositions comprising a continuous hydrophobic phase and liposomes as a vehicle for delivery of an antigen capable of inducing a cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) response and methods for their use in the treatment of cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: IMMUNOVACCINE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Pirouz M. Daftarian, Marc Mansour, Bill Pohajdak, Robert G. Brown, Wijbe M. Kast
  • Patent number: 9924138
    Abstract: A passive thermal imaging system, includes a first detection unit, a second detection unit, imaging optics and processing electronics. The first detection unit and second detection unit each include at least one first detector array. The imaging optics are configured to image a first wavelength range of received EMR onto the at least one first detector array, and to image a second wavelength range of the received EMR onto the at least one second detector array. The processing electronics are configured to receive a first detected signal from the at least one first detector array and to determine whether a first detection event has occurred based on the first detected signal, and to receive a second detected signal from the at least one second detector array and to determine whether a second detection event and a third detection event have occurred based on the second detected signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC.
    Inventor: Robert G. Brown
  • Patent number: 9651817
    Abstract: A nanoplasmonic optical reflective includes a particle layer including nano-particles in a substrate material. The nano-particles are arranged in one or more arrays to provide a nano plasmonic reflection of electromagnetic radiation at a selected wavelength. A color display includes a light source configured to emit light, and a nanoplasmonic filter section the nanoplasmonic optical filter. The color display further includes pixel addressing electronics configured to address pixels within the nanoplasmonic filter section, and display optics arranged to display a color image based on addressed pixels by the pixel addressing electronics and the nanoplasmonic reflection or transmission of the light in selected wavelength bands. The color display may be arranged in passive reflective, passive transmissive, active reflective, or active transmissive architectures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Bobby D. Foote, James E. Melzer, Robert G. Brown
  • Patent number: 9559495
    Abstract: An optical amplifier includes a plurality of photon amplifying regions. Each photon amplifying region includes a bottom electrode, an insulating layer formed over the bottom electrode, and having a through hole to the bottom electrode, a semiconductor layer and a top electrode formed over the semiconductor layer, wherein the top and bottom electrodes electrically contact the semiconductor layer. The semiconductor layer is formed over the insulating layer and in the through hole, and has a semiconductor active region in the through hole. The semiconductor active region has a direct electronic band gap with a conduction band edge, and is embedded within a photonic crystal having an electromagnetic band gap having photon energies overlapping the energy of the conduction band edge of the electronic band gap such that spontaneous emission of photons in the semiconductor active region is suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven E. Koenck, Robert G. Brown, David W. Jensen
  • Patent number: 9551619
    Abstract: A pulsed emitter of electromagnetic radiation having a frequency range of 0.1 to 10 THz is described. The pulsed emitter includes an electromagnetic radiation gain medium and a pulse inducing element. The electromagnetic radiation gain medium is for generating electromagnetic radiation having the frequency range of 0.1 to 10 THz. The pulse inducing element is configured to induce an electromagnetic radiation pulse in the gain medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Brown, James H. Stanley
  • Patent number: 9548588
    Abstract: An optical pre-amplifier is described. The optical pre-amplifier has an optical amplifier region that has a semiconductor active region having a direct electronic band gap with a conduction band edge. The semiconductor active region is embedded within a photonic crystal having an electromagnetic band gap having photon energies overlapping the energy of the conduction band edge of the electronic band gap such that spontaneous emission of photons in the semiconductor active region is suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Brown, David W. Jensen, Steven E. Koenck
  • Patent number: 9502462
    Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) sensor is described. The IC sensor includes a pixel array and IC components. The pixel array has a plurality of pixels, wherein each pixel includes an EMR absorption region including a detector material having a plurality of nanoparticles embedded in a matrix material and exhibiting a nano-plasmonic property. The IC components are arranged to provide amplification of a voltage signal from the EMR absorption region, and to select the voltage signal from the EMR absorption region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven E. Koenck, David W. Jensen, Robert G. Brown
  • Patent number: 9470521
    Abstract: A detector system is described. The detector system includes imaging optics having a focal plane, and an electromagnetic radiation (EMR) detector. The EMR detector is arranged to receive EMR from the imaging optics, and has a detector axis perpendicular to the focal plane. The EMR detector has a plurality of detector regions arranged progressively along the detector axis. The detector regions are arranged to respectively detect EMR imaged from progressively different object distances from the imaging optics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert G. Brown
  • Patent number: 9244333
    Abstract: An optically bistable element is described. The optically bistable element has an arrangement of nano-particles configured to propagate localized plasmon-polaritons (LLPs). The optically bistable element may act as switch. A computing structure is also described, where the computing structure comprises one or more of the optically bistable elements acting as switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventor: Robert G. Brown
  • Patent number: 9116243
    Abstract: An optical system for detection of atmospheric ice particles is described. The optical system includes a laser light source configured to emit laser light, a photodetector, a first lens element and detection electronics. The first lens element is arranged to image light from the laser light source onto a measurement volume, and to direct scattered light received from the measurement volume to the photodetector. The detection electronics is connected to the photodetector, and is configured to receive a light detection signal from the photodetector and to indicate whether or not the atmospheric ice particles exist in the measurement volume based on the light detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert G. Brown
  • Patent number: 9117722
    Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) sensor is described. The IC sensor includes a pixel array and IC components. The pixel array has a plurality of pixels, wherein each pixel includes an EMR absorption region including a detector material having a plurality of nanoparticles embedded in a matrix material and exhibiting a nano-plasmonic property. The IC components are arranged to provide amplification of a voltage signal from the EMR absorption region, and to select the voltage signal from the EMR absorption region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven E. Koenck, David W. Jensen, Robert G. Brown