Patents by Inventor Robert Gibson

Robert Gibson 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: 20190206009
    Abstract: This disclosure covers methods, non-transitory computer readable media, and systems that analyze sensory data from a client device to determine a user is traveling on a mass-transit vehicle and to dispatch a transportation vehicle for pickup of the user at a pickup location corresponding to a mass-transit station. To coordinate matching a user with a transportation vehicle, the methods, non-transitory computer readable media, and systems determine an estimated transit time of a user to one (or both) of the mass-transit station and the pickup location and select a transportation vehicle positioned to arrive at the pickup location by the estimated transit time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Kristina Gibson, Christopher Levine, Robert Joseph Marsan, David Sifry, Michael Li Wang
  • Publication number: 20190163808
    Abstract: Techniques for reducing electronic resource consumption using search data are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method comprises: identifying a cohort of profiles from profiles based on a determination that at least one attribute is shared among the profile data of the cohort; receiving corresponding search appearance data including an impression count for the cohort of profiles; selecting reference profiles from the cohort based on the impression counts of the reference profiles; selecting a target profile from the cohort based on the impression count of the target profile; identifying a trend corresponding to at least one feature among the reference profiles; and causing an indication of the feature(s) to be displayed on a computing device of the user of the target profile based on the identifying of the trend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Charu Jangid, Wei Wang, Aayush Gopal Dawra, Mahesh Vishwanath, Qiang Wu, Kirill Talanine, Robert Gibson, Monica Cai, Warren Bartolome, James Michael Fell
  • Publication number: 20190145393
    Abstract: A control unit for a solenoid pump, the solenoid pump including: an inlet port, an outlet port, and a first through-bore connecting the inlet and outlet ports; a plunger disposed within the first through-bore and including a second through-bore; a spring arranged to urge the plunger toward the outlet port; a solenoid coil disposed about a portion of the plunger and arranged to displace the plunger toward the inlet port in response to direct current coil power applied to the solenoid coil, the control unit including a microcontroller operatively arranged to control the solenoid coil, a first transistor operatively arranged to receive an external signal and communicate the signal to the microcontroller to control the solenoid coil, and a second transistor, arranged between the microcontroller and the solenoid coil, the second transistor operatively arranged to energize and de-energize the solenoid coil in response to the microcontroller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew J. Gibson, Benjamin H. Evans, Michael Robert DePue
  • Publication number: 20190082606
    Abstract: A system and method for cultivating plants is described. The system may include a tower structure having a vertical series of vessels for holding a netted pot or other container. The system may have a pressurized irrigation system that is in fluid communication with each vessel. The system may further include lamps to provide an adequate light source. The system may also include sensors, monitors and controls to establish and maintain environmental conditions suitable for proper plant growth. The system may further be implemented as a scalable system in which multiple tower structures may be installed into a scaffold system. Sets of towers may be slidably affixed to a scaffold such that the towers may be slid along a track thereby creating easy access to the plants, vessels, lights and the irrigation system. The system may be expanded to include multiple scaffolds affixed to a skeletal frame or compartment interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Kyle W. Moffitt, Christopher R. Denaro, Robert A. Gibson, John M. Sullivan, Leszek Ziolek
  • Publication number: 20190082617
    Abstract: A system and method for cultivating plants is described. The system may include a tower structure having a vertical series of vessels for holding a netted pot or other container. The system may have a pressurized irrigation system in fluid communication with each vessel. The system may further include lamps to provide an adequate energy source. The system may also include sensors, monitors and controls to establish and maintain environmental conditions suitable for proper plant growth. The system may further be implemented as a scalable system in which multiple tower structures may be installed into a scaffold system. Sets of towers may be slidably affixed to a scaffold such that the towers may be slid along a track thereby creating easy access to the plants, vessels, lights and the irrigation system. The system may be expanded to include multiple scaffolds affixed to a skeletal frame or compartment interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Kyle W. Moffitt, Christopher R. Denaro, Robert A. Gibson, John M. Sullivan, Leszek Ziolek
  • Publication number: 20190082627
    Abstract: A system and method for cultivating plants is described. The system may include a tower structure having a vertical series of vessels for holding a netted pot or other container. The system may have a pressurized irrigation system that is in fluid communication with each vessel. The system may further include lamps to provide an adequate light source. The system may also include sensors, monitors and controls to establish and maintain environmental conditions suitable for proper plant growth. The system may further be implemented as a scalable system in which multiple tower structures may be installed into a scaffold system. Sets of towers may be slidably affixed to a scaffold such that the towers may be slid along a track thereby creating easy access to the plants, vessels, lights and the irrigation system. The system may be expanded to include multiple scaffolds affixed to a skeletal frame or compartment interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Kyle W. Moffitt, Christopher R. Denaro, Robert A. Gibson, John M. Sullivan, Leszek Ziolek
  • Patent number: 10218693
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to a computer-implemented method for displaying a map of certificate relationships. A method can include retrieving certificate information for two or more servers and storing the retrieved certificate information in a memory. In addition, the method can include receiving a command to generate a map of certificate relationships. The command includes a command scope that identifies at least a first server of the two or more servers. Further, the method can include generating the map from the retrieved certificate information and rendering the map on a display device. The map includes the first server and a device having a certificate relationship with the first server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert A. Gibson, J. Peter Neergaard, William J. O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 10218692
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to a computer-implemented method for displaying a map of certificate relationships. A method can include retrieving certificate information for two or more servers and storing the retrieved certificate information in a memory. In addition, the method can include receiving a command to generate a map of certificate relationships. The command includes a command scope that identifies at least a first server of the two or more servers. Further, the method can include generating the map from the retrieved certificate information and rendering the map on a display device. The map includes the first server and a device having a certificate relationship with the first server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert A. Gibson, J. Peter Neergaard, William J. O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 10188221
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to a play yard configured for providing an enclosed space for a child. According to various embodiments, the play yard comprises a rigid support frame and removable, flexible liner. The frame includes one or more moveable retention members configured to engage the liner in order to form a bounded play yard space. By permitting the liner to be secured to the frame via the retention members, a user is able to easily secure the liner to the frame for use and remove the liner from the frame for washing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Kurt Russell Rampton, Edgar Montague, Robert Gibson, Steven Burns, John Matthew Thomson
  • Patent number: 10137612
    Abstract: A method of removing an ophthalmic lens from a lens mold portion is provided and includes reciprocally displacing a region of the mold portion and thereby causing an edge portion of the ophthalmic lenses to become detached from the mold portion. Related apparatus, methods of manufacturing ophthalmic lenses, delensing stations, and manufacturing times are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: CooperVision International Holding Company, LP
    Inventors: John Robert Gibson, Terence Michael Cook, James Bryan Cook
  • Publication number: 20180318526
    Abstract: A drug delivery device includes a housing defining a shell, a drug delivery assembly at least partially disposed within the housing, a cap defining an opening and being adapted to at least partially cover an end of the housing, at least one electronic component, a power source which powers the electronic component, and a switch assembly. The drug delivery assembly comprises a guard which engages an inner surface of the housing and is movable between a first, a second, and a third position relative to the housing and are adapted to restrict external contact with a cannula. The switch assembly causes the power source to provide power to the electronic component when the cap is removed from the housing, restrict the power source from providing power when the cap is coupled to the housing and the guard is in the first position, and cause the power source to provide power when the cap is coupled to the housing and the guard is in the third position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Huaying Yang, Desheng Yin, Ferry Tamtoro, Scott Robert Gibson, Keith P. Kogler, Michael Friedman, Neal Johnston, Adam B. McCullough
  • Patent number: 10029430
    Abstract: A tray (20) for holding contact lens mold assemblies (70) during thermal curing of a contact lens precursor material in an oven (210) to form contact lenses. The tray (20) comprises a plurality of plates (60) and a frame (25) supporting the plates (60). The frame (25) is configured to be stacked vertically with a plurality of identical frames to form a tray stack (10). Each plate (60) is a carbon-fiber reinforced polymer plate and comprises a plurality of support structures (110) each arranged to support one contact lens mold assembly (70) during curing and a plurality of channels (90, 100) connecting the support structures (110), to allow gases to flow between them in the tray stack (10) during curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: CooperVision International Holding Company, LP
    Inventors: John Robert Gibson, Geoffrey Douglas Sydney Payne
  • Patent number: 10029402
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are described for manufacturing contact lenses by forming a contact lens mold half, and removing the mold half. The mold half can then be combined with a complementary mold half and used to cast-mold a contact lens. The apparatus includes first and second plates each carrying tool halves. The plates reciprocate between an open, spaced apart configuration, and a closed configuration in which they hold complementary tool halves in contact with one another. When the plates are opened after forming a mold half, a gripper plate removes the mold half from the first plate or the second plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: CooperVision International Holding Company, LP
    Inventors: John Robert Gibson, Hayden Atkinson, Terence Michael Cook, James Bryan Cook
  • Patent number: 9937640
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for manufacturing ophthalmic lenses by bringing together a pair of mold halves to form a closed mold assembly, are described. The method includes measuring a force applied to bring the mold halves together. The apparatus includes at least one force sensor in operative communication with a single pair of mold halves, and a controller for controlling a velocity of movement of a mold half and for determining when a measured force or average measured force is greater than or equal to a predetermined threshold force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: CooperVision International Holding Company, LP
    Inventors: John Robert Gibson, Geoffrey Douglas Sydney Payne, Terence Michael Cook
  • Patent number: 9938034
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for exchanging tools and/or tool assemblies used to form different types of molds for in injection-molding machines, are described. The exchange of tools and/or tool assemblies is made using a robot. Contact lens mold halves and assemblies for molding contact lenses of different powers or types can be made with a single injection-molding apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: CooperVision International Holding Company, LP
    Inventors: Hayden Atkinson, John Robert Gibson, Terence Michael Cook, James Bryan Cook, Justin Daniel Nardone, Houston Paul Tankersley, James Robert Craig
  • Publication number: 20170348927
    Abstract: A tray (20) for holding contact lens mold assemblies (70) during thermal curing of a contact lens precursor material in an oven 210 to form contact lenses. The tray (20) comprises a plurality of plates (60) and a frame (25) supporting the plates (60). The frame (25) is configured to be stacked vertically with a plurality of identical frames to form a tray stack (10). Each plate (60) is a carbon-fiber reinforced polymer plate and comprises a plurality of support structures (110) each arranged to support one contact lens mold assembly (70) during curing and a plurality of channels (90, 100) connecting the support structures (110), to allow gases to flow between them in the tray stack (10) during curing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: CooperVision International Holding Company, LP
    Inventors: John Robert Gibson, Geoffrey Douglas Sydney Payne
  • Patent number: 9788628
    Abstract: A hair barrette for securing hair is disclosed. The hair barrette includes a first, second, and third segment. The first and second segments each have a first side having teeth and a catch, and an opposing second side having an ornamental design. The third segment is positioned between the first and second segments and may have a first end, a second end, a first opening adjacent to the first end, and a second opening adjacent to the second end. The catch of the first segment is insertable into the second opening of the third segment and the catch of the second, segment is insertable into the first opening of the third segment. Further the ornamental designs are visible when said the catches are inserted into the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Gabby, LLC
    Inventors: Rozalynn B Goodwin, Robert Gibson, Matt Green
  • Patent number: 9764501
    Abstract: A contact lens mold part and a contact lens mold assembly (1) are provided. The contact lens mold assembly includes a first mold part (2) and a second mold part (3) assembled together. Each mold part has a lens-forming surface with a circumferential edge, a stop surface extending from the circumferential edge, an intermediate region extending from the stop surface, and an alignment surface extending from the intermediate region. The mold parts can be made to fit together with an interference fit. A method of making a contact lens using the contact lens mold assembly is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: CooperVision International Holding Company, LP
    Inventors: John Robert Gibson, Geoffrey Douglas Sydney Payne
  • Patent number: 9645132
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for stabilizing fatty acids present in a sample such as bodily fluids. The present invention further relates to a solid medium which is capable of stabilizing fatty acids applied thereto, and a method for preparing same. The present invention further relates to a method for determining the fatty acid composition of a sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: ADELAIDE RESEARCH & INNOVATION PTY LTD
    Inventors: Robert Gibson, Liu Ge
  • Publication number: 20160300163
    Abstract: One or more parties may be matched and assigned with a transportation service provider. The amount of time it takes for transporting the first party from one location to another is determined, and the additional amount of time it takes to pick up a potential party or parties is determined. Using this determination, the potential party or parties may be assigned to the transportation service provider. This way, multiple parties can be transported together in the same vehicle in a quick and efficient manner without any human intervention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Rattan Joea, Robert Gibson