Patents by Inventor Robert Hamilton

Robert Hamilton 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: 20190275983
    Abstract: Shock absorbing seat belt height adjusters for use with vehicle occupant restraint systems, and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a shock absorbing height adjuster can be attached to a vehicle frame between an upper anchor point and a lower anchor point adjacent to an occupant's shoulder. The height adjuster can include a web clamp that locates a D-ring for positioning a shoulder web portion of the restraint web at a desired height that is comfortable for the occupant. Additionally, the height adjuster can include an anti-cinch feature that can elastically extend in response to tension loads in the shoulder web portion, thereby reducing shock loads from being transmitted to the seat occupant from the shoulder web portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Ruth Anne Hamilton, Wayne Deyo Carter, Matt Robert McCollough, Mikail Paulo Gagasca Santiaguel, Collyn William Bennett
  • Publication number: 20190275982
    Abstract: Shock absorbing seat belt height adjusters for use with vehicle occupant restraint systems, and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a shock absorbing height adjuster includes an adjustable D-ring that is operably coupled to an anchor point on a vehicle frame near a seat occupant's shoulder. The height adjuster can include an anti-cinch feature that enables the D-ring to elastically respond to tension loads in a shoulder web portion of the occupant restraint through at least an initial portion of D-ring movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Ruth Anne Hamilton, Wayne Deyo Carter, Matt Robert McCollough, Mikail Paulo Gagasca Santiaguel, Collyn William Bennett
  • Patent number: 10401117
    Abstract: A Keyway Trigger System with a dry fire prevention nock is provided for use in a crossbow. The System ensures proper, full engagement of the dry fire prevention nock with a crossbow string such that the crossbow will only fire when an arrow is loaded correctly. The nock is received in a slotted opening forming a keyway adapted to be engaged by surfaces of the profiled dry fire prevention nock such that only when an arrow is properly loaded into the keyway, aligned with trigger latch members and fully engaged with the crossbow string then the trigger moves from a non-firing position to a firing position allowing the arrow to be fired. The Keyway Trigger System prevents dry fire and partial dry fire, eliminates risk of damage to the crossbow, eliminates potential risk of injury to a user, and improves accuracy and reliability of the flight trajectory of the arrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Parker Compound Bows, Inc.
    Inventors: Guy Hamilton Rowzie, Jr., Robert Morris Mason
  • Patent number: 10375220
    Abstract: Displaying information related to a message on a display screen of a handheld electronic device. In response to a movement of the handheld electronic device from an initial position to a first orientation, displaying on the display screen a first notice related to the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Dan Zacharias Gärdenfors, Leif Fredrik Ademar, Jason Tyler Griffin, Alistair Robert Hamilton, Karl-Anders Reinhold Johansson, Mihal Lazaridis
  • Publication number: 20190236561
    Abstract: A Point-Of-Sale (POS) terminal is provided. The POS terminal is configured to process government-backed currency transactions. Furthermore, the POS terminal is configured to process cryptocurrency purchase and sell transactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Robert Hamilton, Gordon A. Forsyth, Stephen Glencross
  • Publication number: 20190223837
    Abstract: Arrangements disclosed herein relate to a disposable probe system for use in an ultrasound system, the probe system includes a disposable probe configured to transmit or receive acoustic energy, and a base included in the ultrasound system. The disposable probe is configured to be removably attached to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Leo Petrossian, Robert Hamilton, Shankar Radhakrishnan, Jan Zwierstra, Matthew Hutter, Richard Castro, Seth Wilk, Roman Flores, Matthew Sylvester
  • Patent number: 10362681
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a flexible circuit electrode array adapted to electrically communicate with organic tissue including the following steps: a) providing a flexible polymer base layer; b) curing the base layer; c) depositing a metal layer on base layer; d) patterning the metal layer and forming metal traces on the base layer; e) roughening the surface of the base layer; f) chemically reverting the cure of the surface of the base layer; g) depositing a flexible polymer top layer on the surface of the base layer and the metal traces; h) curing the top layer and the surface of the base layer forming one single flexible polymer layer; and i) creating openings through the single layer to the metal trace layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Greenberg, Neil Hamilton Talbot, Jordan Matthew Neysmith
  • Publication number: 20190216422
    Abstract: A tool for facilitating medical diagnosis is disclosed herein, including an ultrasound device configured to collect ultrasound data from a patient, a display device, and a processing circuit configured to generate a cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV) waveform based on the ultrasound data, determine morphology indicators identifying attributes of the CBFV waveform, and configure the display device to display the CBFV waveform and the morphology indicators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Hamilton, Corey Thibeault, Michael O'Brien, Mina Ranjbaran, Samuel Thorpe, Nicolas Canac
  • Publication number: 20190216433
    Abstract: A tool for facilitating medical diagnosis is disclosed herein, including an ultrasound device configured to collect ultrasound data from a patient, a display device, and a processing circuit configured to generate a cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV) waveform based on the ultrasound data, determine morphology indicators identifying attributes of the CBFV waveform, and configure the display device to display the CBFV waveform and the morphology indicators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Hamilton, Corey Thibeault, Michael O'Brien, Mina Ranjbaran, Samuel Thorpe, Nicolas Canac
  • Publication number: 20190216421
    Abstract: A tool for facilitating medical diagnosis is disclosed herein, including an ultrasound device configured to collect ultrasound data from a patient, a display device, and a processing circuit configured to generate a cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV) waveform based on the ultrasound data, determine morphology indicators identifying attributes of the CBFV waveform, and configure the display device to display the CBFV waveform and the morphology indicators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Hamilton, Corey Thibeault, Michael O'Brien, Mina Ranjbaran, Samuel Thorpe, Nicolas Canac
  • Publication number: 20190209141
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media for assessing signal quality of a signal are described herein, including determining a signal quality assessment (SQA) metric of the signal based on at least one energy function of the signal, determining whether the SQA metric is above a threshold, and in response to determining that the SQA metric is above the threshold, performing additional signal processing of the signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Michael O'Brien, Mina Ranjbaran, Robert Hamilton, Samuel G. Thorpe, Nicolas Canac
  • Publication number: 20190209127
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media for mapping a section of a vasculature of a subject are described herein, including moving a probe to a first position at a body of the subject adjacent the section of the vasculature; transmitting, by the probe, a first ultrasound beam into a first portion of the section of the vasculature through the body of the subject; receiving first ultrasound data including at least one imaging parameter of the first portion based on the first ultrasound beam; moving the probe to a second position at the body of the subject adjacent the section of the vasculature and different from the first position; transmitting, by the probe, a second ultrasound beam into a second portion of the section of the vasculature through the body of the subject; receiving second ultrasound data including the at least one imaging parameter of the second portion based on the second ultrasound beam; and constructing a map of the section of the vasculature based on the fi
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Michael O'Brien, Mina Ranjbaran, Leo Petrossian, Robert Hamilton, Shankar Radhakrishnan, Corey M. Thibeault, Samuel G. Thorpe, Nicolas Canac
  • Publication number: 20190209128
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media for mapping a section of a vasculature of a subject are described herein, including moving a probe to a first position at a body of the subject adjacent the section of the vasculature; transmitting, by the probe, a first ultrasound beam into a first portion of the section of the vasculature through the body of the subject; receiving first ultrasound data including at least one imaging parameter of the first portion based on the first ultrasound beam; moving the probe to a second position at the body of the subject adjacent the section of the vasculature and different from the first position; transmitting, by the probe, a second ultrasound beam into a second portion of the section of the vasculature through the body of the subject; receiving second ultrasound data including the at least one imaging parameter of the second portion based on the second ultrasound beam; and constructing a map of the section of the vasculature based on the fi
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Michael O'Brien, Mina Ranjbaran, Leo Petrossian, Robert Hamilton, Shankar Radhakrishnan, Corey M. Thibeault, Samuel G. Thorpe, Nicolas Canac
  • Patent number: 10336205
    Abstract: A system for charging a vehicle, includes a processing device which is communicatively coupled to a plurality of vehicles and maintains a forward model for modeling vehicle charging data for the plurality of vehicles, and a computing device which, based on the forward model, maintains a charge exchange market which directs a formation of a flash charge mob of vehicles from the plurality of vehicles at an optimal location to exchange charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Marshall O'Connell, Rick Allen Hamilton, James Robert Kozloski, Clifford Alan Pickover
  • Patent number: 10316974
    Abstract: Air-riding seal arrangement between two components are rotatable relative to each other about a rotation axis. The seal arrangement includes an axially slidable carrier module mounted to one component and runner provided by other components. The carrier module and runner have respective and opposing annular sealing faces in a seal arrangement normal operation are axially spaced to form an air-seal therebetween separating a high-pressure region at one side of the air-seal from low-pressure region at the other side. The carrier module has a front and rear portions, and carrier module sealing face is provided by the front portion. The front portion has first and second rotation positions relative to the rear portion, the first rotation position being in normal operation, and second rotation position being in event of high speed touchdown of the annular sealing faces when contact between sealing faces rotates the front portion to the second rotation position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Helen Webster, Luke Hamilton, Murad Khader, Robert Grasse
  • Publication number: 20190155398
    Abstract: A method includes displaying information associated with a first application on a touch-sensitive display of an electronic device. A gesture is detected on the touch-sensitive display, which gesture indicates a request to display information associated with a second application. At least part of the information associated with the second application is displayed without opening the second application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Mihal LAZARIDIS, Daniel Tobias RYDENHAG, Donald James LINDSAY, Alistair Robert HAMILTON, Robert Simon LESSING, Jason Tyler GRIFFIN, Joseph Eytan BENEDEK, Todd Andrew WOOD
  • Publication number: 20190145646
    Abstract: An HVAC system is provided in which data is obtained and reports generated. Actions can be taken with respect to the HVAC unit on the basis of the reports generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Hamilton, Robert W. Lafferty, SR., Robert W. Lafferty, JR., Robert Pulsifer
  • Patent number: 10287789
    Abstract: An improved hotel configuration. The hotel room configuration includes two adjacent rooms, one of which forms a T, and the other of which forms an L, with the base of the T fitting into the right angle formed by the L. Embodiments are directed to reconfiguring an existing hotel having adjacent, side-by-side rooms into the T and L configuration. Additional embodiments are directed to a combined television stand and desk module that fits into or is used as a footboard of a bed. A television can be mounted on the top of this console, and can, in embodiments, rotate to face the desk, the bed, or other parts of the room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SIX CONTINENTS HOTELS, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew James McLoughlin, Timothy Robert Jones, Richard Matthew Booth, David Alexander Hamilton
  • Publication number: 20190140116
    Abstract: Laser foil trim approaches for foil-based metallization of solar cells, and the resulting solar cells, are described. For example, a method of fabricating a solar cell includes attaching a metal foil sheet to a surface of a wafer to provide a unified pairing of the metal foil sheet and the wafer, wherein the wafer has a perimeter and the metal foil sheet has a portion overhanging the perimeter. The method also includes laser scribing the metal foil sheet along the perimeter of the wafer using a laser beam that overlaps the metal foil sheet outside of the perimeter of the wafer and at the same time overlaps a portion of the unified pairing of the metal foil sheet and the wafer inside the perimeter of the wafer to remove the portion of the metal foil sheet overhanging the perimeter and to provide a metal foil piece coupled to the surface of the wafer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Woehl, Richard Hamilton Sewell, Mohamed A. Elbandrawy, Taeseok Kim, Thomas P. Pass, Benjamin Ian Hsia, David Fredric Joel Kavulak, Nils-Peter Harder
  • Publication number: 20190135859
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing oxytocin or oxytocin receptor agonist comprising a step of combining an antisolvent with a solution comprising oxytocin or oxytocin receptor agonist so as to precipitate a product oxytocin or a product oxytocin receptor agonist from the solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Raymond PETERSON, Robert HAMILTON, Lin CHEN, Mark OINEN