Patents by Inventor Robert Gardner

Robert Gardner 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: 20190242135
    Abstract: Methods for attaching a layer of hook fasteners onto an insulation board for use attaching a roofing membrane having fleece backed loops thereon such that the roofing membrane can be held onto the insulation membrane by: adhering the hook layer onto portions of the top or bottom facer of an insulation board after the insulation board has exited a laminator; or adhering the hook layer onto the top or bottom facer prior to entry into the laminator; or replacing the top or bottom facer of the insulation board with the hook layer before use in the laminator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: CARLISLE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert GARDNER, Matthew BAKER, Steven SEILER
  • Patent number: 10371590
    Abstract: This disclosure provides example methods, devices, and systems for a sensor having thermal gradients. In one embodiment, a system may comprise a sensor assembly including a housing; a first header and a second header coupled to the housing; a first transducer coupled to the first header, wherein the first transducer is configured to measure a first pressure to generate a first pressure signal; a second transducer coupled to the second header, wherein the second transducer is configured to measure a second pressure to generate a second pressure signal; and wherein the first transducer and the second transducer are positioned in the housing such that a first temperature of the first transducer is about equivalent to a second temperature of the second transducer during operation of the sensor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis DeRosa, Robert Gardner, Richard Martin
  • Patent number: 10330553
    Abstract: The disclosed technology includes a transducer assembly having a first transducer element. The transducer assembly includes a first filter element adjacent to least of portion of the first transducer element such that a first cavity is defined between the first filter element and the first transducer element. The first filter element includes a plurality of machined passageways in communication with the first cavity. The transducer assembly also includes an inlet passage having a first end in communication with a first external portion of the transducer assembly and a second end in communication with the plurality of machined passageways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Gardner, Louis DeRosa
  • Publication number: 20190160493
    Abstract: In an exemplary embodiment, an apparatus (10) and associated method for sorting a plurality of items includes a plurality of sort destinations and a plurality of delivery vehicles (200/400) for delivering items to the sort destinations. Each vehicle (400) includes a surface (406) for supporting items to be delivered and an edge-detection assembly (402,404) for detecting an edge of an item when the item is conveyed onto or discharged from the vehicle. The edge-detection assembly (402,404) includes an emitter for emitting a beam of light toward the surface. The emitter (104) is positioned below the surface so that the beam of light is projected transverse the surface. The emitter edge-detection assembly also includes a plurality of detectors for detecting the beam of light, wherein an object on the surface of the vehicle affects the beam of light received by the detectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Samuel Gardner GARRETT, Robert R. DEWITT, Monty MCVAUGH, Alexander STEVENS, James WALSH, Gregory WILSON
  • Patent number: 10302516
    Abstract: A tunable pressure transducer assembly that comprises a sensing element disposed within a housing, wherein the sensing element is adapted to output a signal substantially indicative of an applied pressure, and a filter assembly also disposed within the housing. In one example embodiment, a method includes receiving, at a filter assembly having a tube, a cap and a cavity defined by a housing, a pressure, wherein the cap is positioned to set a predetermined volume of the cavity and the tube is associated with an application of the pressure to the cavity, wherein the pressure includes a static pressure component and a dynamic pressure component; filtering, by the tube and the cavity, at least a portion of the dynamic pressure component of the pressure to obtain a filtered pressure; outputting, from the filter assembly, the filtered pressure; and wherein the filtered pressure is used to determine the static pressure component of the pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis DeRosa, Robert Gardner
  • Patent number: 10295426
    Abstract: This disclosure provides example methods, devices, and systems for a sensor having a front seal. In one embodiment, a system may comprise a sensing element; a header coupled to the sensing element; a housing coupled to the header; a screen joined to an adaptor and coupled to the housing, wherein a first gap separates the adaptor and the sensing element and a second gap separates the adaptor and the header; and wherein a stress applied at a front surface of the adaptor is transferred to the housing, and the first gap is used to isolate the sensing element from the stress and the second gap is used to isolate the header from the stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis DeRosa, Robert Gardner, Joseph VanDeWeert, Adam Hurst
  • Publication number: 20190145844
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is a pressure transducer with a bleed valve built into the body of the transducer for purging liquid systems. The transducer assembly includes a body, a bleed valve port defined in the body and configured to accept a bleed valve, an interface port attached to the body, an adapter attached to a portion of the interface port, a header attached to the adapter and the body, a pressure transducer mounted to the header, and an internal cavity in communication with the interface port, the pressure transducer, and the bleed valve port. The bleed valve port is configured to vent a gas from the internal cavity. A bleed valve disposed in the bleed valve port is configured to controllably vent a gas from the internal cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Louis DeRosa, Leo Geras, Robert Gardner
  • Patent number: 10244652
    Abstract: A wall structure includes mounting brackets for server components to be mounted to the wall structure. Different server components are coupled together via one or more data communication coupling devices, such as cables, to form a functional server. The data communication coupling devices and the server components are configured to allow the server components to be coupled and decoupled from one another to form functional servers having various configurations. In some embodiments, the server components and data communication coupling devices are accessible via an aisle adjacent to the wall structure and the server components are hot-swappable so that server components can be added to or removed from a functional server while other server components included in the functional server remain in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Czamara, Brock Robert Gardner
  • Patent number: 10197458
    Abstract: The invention is an improved header and corresponding port associated with a transducer assembly. The header and port define mating threaded portions, thread stop portions, and a weld gap region. The thread stop portions are configured to mate and maintain a pre-loading tension between the threaded portions during and after applying a weld in the weld gap region. The weld gap region is configured to have a predetermined gap distance such that the weld seals the transducer without stress in the weld. The mating of the first and second thread stops are configured to maintain at least a portion of the pre-loading tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominic Catalano, Sergio Radossi, Robert Gardner
  • Publication number: 20190025145
    Abstract: This disclosure provides example methods, devices, and systems for a sensor having a Helmholtz resonator. In one embodiment, a system may comprise a sensing element; a header coupled to the sensing element; a housing coupled to the header; an adapter coupled to the housing; a screen disposed in an opening of the housing, wherein a first cavity is disposed between the screen and the sensing element and a second cavity is disposed between the adapter and the sensing element, and the screen in combination with the first cavity and the second cavity form a Helmholtz resonator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Louis DeRosa, Robert Gardner, Joseph VanDeWeert, Adam Hurst
  • Publication number: 20190007283
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods of configuring a resource for network traffic analysis. An agent executed by a computing device receives an indication to record a browsing session. The agent records network activity data of the browsing session. The agent generates a data file with the recording. The agent transmits the data file and a request to generate a report to an analytics server. The analytics server receives the request and extracts the network activity data from the data file. The analytics server applies an event processing protocol to the network activity data. The analytics server generates a report and transmits the report to the client device for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Frank Geert Kieviet, Matthew Matyas, Robert Gardner, Martin Trieu, David Wieser, Anthony Medeiros, Andres Albano, Zohar Postelnicu, Ajay Nainani, Jens Trapp
  • Patent number: 10165710
    Abstract: A data center can include at least one computing room, and at least one rack system disposed in the computing room. The rack system includes a plurality of racks each having a rack housing and a plurality of computing devices mounted to the rack housing. The data center can further include a cooling system that includes a modular air distribution duct configured to direct cold air to different ones of the racks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Giorgio Arturo Pompei, Brock Robert Gardner
  • Publication number: 20180328032
    Abstract: A data center includes a floor that supports rack computing systems and walls that enclose a computing room. The computing room holds the rack computing systems. One of the walls is a movable wall. The movable wall translates relative to the other walls to increase or decrease the size of the computing room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brock Robert Gardner, Michael Phillip Czamara
  • Patent number: 10101229
    Abstract: This disclosure provides example methods, devices, and systems for a sensor having a Helmholtz resonator. In one embodiment, a system may comprise a sensing element; a header coupled to the sensing element; a housing coupled to the header; an adaptor coupled to the housing; a screen disposed in an opening of the housing, wherein a first cavity is disposed between the screen and the sensing element and a second cavity is disposed between the adaptor and the sensing element, and the screen in combination with the first cavity and the second cavity form a Helmholtz resonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Kulito Semiconductor Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis DeRosa, Robert Gardner, Joseph VanDeWeert, Adam Hurst
  • Publication number: 20180293530
    Abstract: Techniques for behavioral pairing in a dispatch center system are disclosed. In one particular embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a method for behavioral pairing in a dispatch center system comprising determining, by at least one computer processor communicatively coupled to and configured to operate in the dispatch center system, a dispatch request for a customer; determining, by the at least one computer processor, a plurality of field agents available to service the customer's dispatch request; determining, by the at least one computer processor, a model of preferred field agent-customer pairings based at least in part on historical field agent-customer interaction outcome data; selecting, by the at least one computer processor, one of the plurality of field agents based on the model; and outputting, by the at least one computer processor, the selection to facilitate dispatching the selected field agent to the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: Afiniti International Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert Gardner DUNN
  • Patent number: 10098263
    Abstract: A data center can include an inflatable enclosure in which rack computer systems can be installed and can provide computing capacity. The inflatable enclosure includes an inflatable structure which is at least partially inflated based on cooling air discharged into the inflatable enclosure by one or more cooling modules. A cooling module can include a cooling system and a cooling air vent, where the cooling system adjustably induces a stream of cooling air and the cooling air vent adjustably directs the cooling air stream into a particular space enclosed by an inflatable structure. The inflatable enclosure can be established by separate modules positioned on opposite sides of a space and an inflatable structure which extends across the space between the modules. The inflatable structure can be extended over additional spaces to expand the inflatable enclosure, thereby providing additional space to install rack computer systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie Towner, Brock Robert Gardner, Giorgio Arturo Pompei
  • Patent number: 10091076
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods of configuring a resource for network traffic analysis. An agent executed by a computing device receives an indication to record a browsing session. The agent records network activity data of the browsing session. The agent generates a data file with the recording. The agent transmits the data file and a request to generate a report to an analytics server. The analytics server receives the request and extracts the network activity data from the data file. The analytics server applies an event processing protocol to the network activity data. The analytics server generates a report and transmits the report to the client device for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Frank Geert Kieviet, Matthew Matyas, Robert Gardner, Martin Trieu, David Wieser, Anthony Medeiros, Andres Albano, Zohar Postelnicu, Ajay Nainani, Jens Trapp
  • Patent number: 10072859
    Abstract: An inverted exhaust plenum module exhausts air from an enclosure into an ambient environment while mitigating airflow restrictions caused by ambient wind conditions, particularly headwinds impinging on exhaust vents. The plenum module includes wall elements that extend downwards from separate edges of two separate roof elements of the enclosure, forming a plenum between the wall elements that is open at the top. Exhaust vents in the wall elements exhaust air from the enclosure into the plenum to circulate into the ambient environment via the top of the plenum. By exhausting air into a plenum that extends beneath roof elements, the vents are at least partially obscured from ambient winds that might otherwise impinge on the vents. A wing element can be installed to induce exhaust airflow via lowering air pressure at the top of the plenum. The plenum module can be a separate module that is coupled to a structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: AmazonTechnologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Phillips, Robert David Wilding, Brock Robert Gardner, Peter George Ross, Timothy Logan Sadler
  • Patent number: 10070561
    Abstract: A data center can include at least one computing room, and at least one rack system disposed in the computing room. The rack system includes a rack housing and a plurality of computing devices mounted to the rack housing. The data center can further include a cooling system that includes at least one surface that is wetted with a liquid, and delivers source air across the at least one surface such that heat is transferred from the source air to the liquid so as to produce cold air. The cold air then flows into a cold air aisle and is received in the computing devices so as to cool the computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John William Eichelberg, Brock Robert Gardner, Alan Donald Gillooly
  • Patent number: D828667
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Wessol LLC
    Inventors: Zhang Xiaobing, Robert A. Gardner