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).

  • Patent number: 11505519
    Abstract: Methods for syntheses of organic acids from ?-keto acids, including methods for syntheses of isotopically enriched organic acids from ?-keto acids are disclosed. The isotopically enriched organic acids are useful, for example, in metabolic flux analyses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Furman University
    Inventors: Gregory Gardner Springsteen, Robert Trent Stubbs
  • Publication number: 20220323116
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices, systems and related surgical methods for improving the fixation and/or durability of bone implants and/or components thereof for cervical fracture fixation and/or other orthopedic procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Vance GARDNER, Gerald ALEXANDER, Matthew DUFFIN, Robert GORAB, Ryan HELBER, Oluwadamilola OLUYEDE, Edward QUILLIGAN, Carlos PRIETTO, Jeremy SMITH, Jon WHITE
  • Publication number: 20220323125
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices, systems and related surgical methods for improving the fixation and/or durability of bone implants and/or components thereof for fracture fixation and/or other orthopedic procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Matthew DUFFIN, Vance GARDNER, Robert S. GORAB, Carlos A. PRIETTO, Edward QUILLIGAN
  • Patent number: 11441962
    Abstract: The invention includes differential pressure transducer assembly systems and methods in which headers are configured with header pins that extend perpendicular with respect to an axis of the assembly and through header sidewalls, enabling a compact configuration, ease of assembly, enhanced reliability and/or redundancy. Channels and ports defined in a housing portion of the assembly are configured to enable the use of substantially straight tubing sections for routing main and/or reference pressures to one or more differential sensing elements mounted on the headers. Two or more headers with associated sensing elements can be stacked to provide redundant differential pressure sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: KULITE SEMICONDUCTOR PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Gardner, Louis DeRosa
  • Patent number: 11444856
    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: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    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: 11433654
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems and methods for a fluid-filled pressure sensor assembly for higher pressure environments. A fluid-filled pressure sensor assembly may be adapted for coupling to a structure at a mating surface and may include a header; a pressure sensor coupled to the header; a diaphragm coupled to the header and configured for positioning forward of the mating surface so that a fluid region is disposed between the diaphragm and the pressure sensor; a fill hole coupled to the fluid region; a sealing element coupled to the fill hole and configured for positioning forward of the mating surface; and wherein during operation the first pressure applied at the diaphragm is substantially transferred by the fluid in the fluid region and the fill hole to an inner-side of the sealing element and the first pressure is about equivalent to a second pressure applied at an outer-side of the sealing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Gardner, Louis DeRosa, Richard Martin
  • Publication number: 20220178778
    Abstract: A reconfigurable pressure transducer assembly having an input tube filter assembly is provided. Multiple small inlet apertures of the transducer housing or input tube filter assembly may be utilized to filter particulate matter from the measurement media/fluid. The resonant frequency and dampening characteristics of the pressure transducer assembly may be configured by the input tube filter assembly such that temporary clogging of a portion of the small inlet apertures does not appreciably affect the resonant frequency and dampening characteristics. The input tube filter assembly includes one or more inserts disposed in an input tube channel, the one or more inserts including one or more apertures of selectable dimensions and extending therethrough from a first end to a second end. The one or more inserts define at least a filter aperture, and the input tube filter assembly is tunable by selection of the selectable dimensions of the one or more inserts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Louis DeRosa, Robert Gardner
  • Publication number: 20220156675
    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: January 28, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: Afiniti, Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert Gardner DUNN
  • Patent number: 11320893
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a photovoltaic module and a computation module that is coupled to the photovoltaic module and is configured to receive power therefrom, the computation module being configured to communicate an active message to a controller in response to the computation module transitioning to a power on state and configured to receive a task command from the controller in response to communicating the active message to the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignees: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE RESEARCH FOUNDATION, DOMINION ENERGY INC.
    Inventors: Yilu Liu, Robert Gardner, Yuru Wu
  • Publication number: 20220107213
    Abstract: A differential pressure transducer assembly having internal sub-components welded together to improve reliability and ease assembly. A method is provided that includes welding a front adapter to a frontside of a header and welding a back adapter to a backside of the header to create a first sub-assembly. The method includes welding the first sub-assembly to a front attachment port to create a second sub-assembly. The method further includes welding a cap to a backside of the back adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Gardner, Louis DeRosa
  • Publication number: 20220090976
    Abstract: A differential pressure transducer assembly having an internal bellows coupling configured to improve reliability and ease assembly. The differential pressure transducer assembly includes a header, a sensing element mounted on the header, a first pressure port having a first pressure media channel in communication with a first side of the sensing element, a second pressure port having a second pressure media channel in communication with a second side of the sensing element, and a bellows coupling disposed between the header and the second pressure port. The bellows coupling may be configured to flex during assembly to compensate for tolerance mismatches. The bellows coupling may further reduce or prevent external stress from being applied to one or more of the header and the sensing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Gardner, Louis DeRosa
  • Patent number: 11280693
    Abstract: A reconfigurable pressure transducer assembly having an input tube filter assembly is provided. Multiple small inlet apertures of the transducer housing or input tube filter assembly may be utilized to filter particulate matter from the measurement media/fluid. The resonant frequency and dampening characteristics of the pressure transducer assembly may be configured by the input tube filter assembly such that temporary clogging of a portion of the small inlet apertures does not appreciably affect the resonant frequency and dampening characteristics. The input tube filter assembly includes one or more inserts disposed in an input tube channel, the one or more inserts including one or more apertures of selectable dimensions and extending therethrough from a first end to a second end. The one or more inserts define at least a filter aperture, and the input tube filter assembly is tunable by selection of the selectable dimensions of the one or more inserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis DeRosa, Robert Gardner
  • Publication number: 20220082464
    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 29, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Louis DeRosa, Elias Geras, Robert Gardner
  • Publication number: 20220072286
    Abstract: A device for the delivery of an agent to an intestinal site has a backing element, a mucoadhesive element for adhering the device to the intestinal site, and a reservoir comprising the agent. The mucoadhesive element includes a polymer, an opposing surface having the capacity to adhere to the intestinal site, and a population of passageway(s) extending from the reservoir to the opposing surface for delivery of the agent from the reservoir to the intestinal site, each of the passageway(s) having a minimum diameter greater than 10 microns, the diameter being determined by cryogenic scanning electron microscopy after 30 minutes of hydration at 20° C. in phosphate buffered saline at pH 6.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel BONNER, Colin Robert GARDNER, Thomas H. JOZEFIAK, Christopher R. LOOSE, David LUCCHINO, Andrew Craig MILLER, Carlo Giovanni TRAVERSO, Ayush VERMA, Arthur J. COURY, Peter TRAN, John JANTZ
  • Patent number: 11187606
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis DeRosa, Elias Geras, Robert Gardner
  • Publication number: 20210325272
    Abstract: A reconfigurable pressure transducer assembly having an input tube filter assembly is provided. The resonant frequency and dampening characteristics associate with the pressure transducer assembly may be configured by the input tube filter assembly. The input tube filter assembly includes one or more inserts disposed in an input tube channel, the one or more inserts including one or more bores of selectable dimensions and extending therethrough from a first end to a second end. The one or more inserts define an effective input tube bore, and the input tube filter assembly is tunable by selection of the selectable dimensions of the one or more inserts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Louis DeRosa, Robert Gardner
  • Patent number: 11137563
    Abstract: A data center includes various sets of infrastructure modules which each provide a particular type of infrastructure support to support computing operations in the data center. Separate sets of infrastructure modules can be installed incrementally based on incrementally changing support capacity for the corresponding type of infrastructure support in the data center. Such incrementally changing support capacity can be based upon support requirements of electrical loads, including rack computer systems, which are inbound to the data center. Where support capacity for a particular type of infrastructure support drops below a threshold, a quantity of additional infrastructure modules which provide the particular type of infrastructure support can be selected and installed to increase the support capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Osvaldo P. Morales, Brock Robert Gardner
  • Patent number: 11102094
    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: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    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
  • Publication number: 20210236784
    Abstract: A device for the delivery of an agent to an intestinal site has a backing element, a mucoadhesive element for adhering the device to the intestinal site, and a reservoir comprising the agent. The mucoadhesive element includes a polymer, an opposing surface having the capacity to adhere to the intestinal site, and a population of passageway(s) extending from the reservoir to the opposing surface for delivery of the agent from the reservoir to the intestinal site, each of the passageway(s) having a minimum diameter greater than 10 microns, the diameter being determined by cryogenic scanning electron microscopy after 30 minutes of hydration at 20° C. in phosphate buffered saline at pH 6.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel BONNER, Colin Robert GARDNER, Thomas H. JOZEFIAK, Christopher R. LOOSE, David LUCCHINO, Andrew Craig MILLER, Carlo Giovanni TRAVERSO, Ayush VERMA, Arthur J. COURY, Peter TRAN, John JANTZ
  • Patent number: 11060935
    Abstract: A reconfigurable pressure transducer assembly having an input tube filter assembly is provided. The resonant frequency and dampening characteristics associate with the pressure transducer assembly may be configured by the input tube filter assembly. The input tube filter assembly includes one or more inserts disposed in an input tube channel, the one or more inserts including one or more bores of selectable dimensions and extending therethrough from a first end to a second end. The one or more inserts define an effective input tube bore, and the input tube filter assembly is tunable by selection of the selectable dimensions of the one or more inserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis DeRosa, Robert Gardner