Patents by Inventor Robert Hawkins

Robert Hawkins 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: 20220273895
    Abstract: A breathing assistance system for delivering a stream of heated, humidified gases to a user, comprising a humidifier unit which holds and heats a volume of water, and which in use receives a flow of gases from a gases source via an inlet port, the flow of gases passing through the humidifier and exiting via an exit port, the system further having a temperature sensor which measures the temperature of the gases exiting the humidifier unit, an ambient temperature sensor which measures the temperature of gases before they enter the humidifier unit, and a flow sensor which measures the flow rate of the gases stream, the system also having a controller which receives data from the temperature and flow sensors, and which determines a control output in response, the control output adjusting the power to the humidifier unit to achieve a desired output at the humidifier unit exit port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: STANISLAV TATKOV, CHRISTOPHER MALCOLM CRONE, PETER GEOFFREY HAWKINS, JAE CHUL HAN, KEVIN PETER O'DONNELL, ANDREW ROBERT DONALD SOMERVELL
  • Patent number: 11423740
    Abstract: An electronic gaming system includes an electronic gaming machine configured to execute a wagering game, an overhead display, and a progressive system server. The progressive system server is configured to: (i) receive, from the electronic gaming machine, a message including at least one of a) a progressive jackpot value, b) a progressive jackpot level, and c) a progressive jackpot multiplier, the progressive jackpot value, the progressive jackpot level, and the progressive jackpot multiplier awarded by the electronic gaming machine during the wagering game; (ii) calculate a multiplied progressive jackpot value by multiplying the received progressive jackpot value by the received progressive jackpot multiplier; and (iii) transmit the multiplied progressive jackpot value to the electronic gaming machine, wherein the electronic gaming machine is configured to increase a credit balance associated with the wagering game based on the multiplied progressive jackpot value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Ryan Hawkins, Robert Honeycutt
  • Publication number: 20220262197
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture for electronic gaming are disclosed. In a first aspect, a method of electronic gaming includes initiating, in response to an initial wager, a primary game, selecting, in response to the initiating the primary game, a plurality of primary game symbols, and displaying the plurality of primary game symbols in a plurality of symbol display positions associated with a plurality of reel strips. The method may further include initiating, in response to the initial wager, a jackpot game, selecting, in response to initiating the jackpot game, a jackpot game symbol from a plurality of jackpot game symbols, displaying the jackpot game symbol in a symbol display position associated with a single reel strip, and determining a jackpot award based upon the jackpot game symbol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Theodore Hase, Ryan Hawkins, Robert Honeycutt, Yanis Tsombanidis
  • Publication number: 20220223003
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine is provided, including a player interface, a meter, a game display, and a game controller. The player interface is configured to receive a wager for a round of the wagering game. The meter is configured to record a wager amount for the round. The game display is configured to display a matrix of symbols. The game controller is coupled to the meter and the game display. The game controller is configured to conduct the round of the wagering game, including selecting the matrix of symbols. The game controller is further configured to detect a trigger symbol among the matrix of symbols. The trigger symbol corresponds to a multiplier feature. The game controller is further configured to award a multiple of the wager amount according to the multiplier feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Ryan Hawkins, Robert Honeycutt, Stephanie Johns
  • Publication number: 20220215455
    Abstract: A method for execution by a computing device of a recommendation system includes receiving, from a user computing device associated with a user, a selection of one or more images from one or more selectable image groups to produce a subset of images, where each image of the subset of images has an individual image vector. The method further includes combining the individual image vector of each image of the subset of images to produce a preliminary input vector. The method further includes correlating the preliminary input vector with a first set of items of one or more databases of items based on the preliminary input vector and a corresponding item vector for each of the first set of items. The method further includes generating a representation of the first set of items for displaying on a display of the user computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: Raise Marketplace, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Walti, Tyler Robert Spalding, Brian Philip Hawkins
  • Publication number: 20220160760
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cell comprising a chimeric costimulatory antigen receptor (CoStAR) useful in adoptive cell therapy (ACT). The CoStAR can act as a modulator of cellular activity enhancing responses to defined antigens. The present invention also provides CoStAR proteins, nucleic acids encoding the CoStAR and therapeutic uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: John Bridgeman, Robert Hawkins
  • Publication number: 20220094429
    Abstract: A satellite system may have a constellation of communications satellites that provides services to users with electronic devices such as portable electronic devices and home and office equipment. A network operations center may use gateways to communicate with the satellite constellation. The satellite constellation may include sets of satellites with different orbits such as circular orbits with different inclinations, sets of satellites with elliptic orbits, sets of satellites with circular orbits of different altitudes including low earth orbits, medium earth orbits, and/or geosynchronous orbits, and/or sets of satellites with other orbits. The satellite orbits of the satellites in the satellite constellation may be selected to provide coverage to desired user population concentrations at different locations on the earth without using an excessive number of satellites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Vaughan, Greg Busche, Brett Poirier, Robert Hawkins
  • Publication number: 20220040603
    Abstract: A screening system for solid removal includes a housing and a screen positioned within the housing. A flow inlet is operatively connected to an interior chamber defined by the screen. A sump is downstream from the flow inlet for capturing solids that do not pass through the screen. A flow outlet is downstream from the screen in fluid communication with the flow inlet. A moveable cleaning assembly may be positioned either within a perimeter of the screen, around the perimeter of the screen or both. The moveable cleaning assembly is moveable with respect to the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Robert A. Hawkins, Edwin R. Hunt
  • Patent number: 11063660
    Abstract: A satellite system may have a constellation of communications satellites that provides services to users with electronic devices such as portable electronic devices and home and office equipment. A network operations center may use gateways to communicate with the satellite constellation. The satellite constellation may include sets of satellites with different orbits such as circular orbits with different inclinations, sets of satellites with elliptic orbits, sets of satellites with circular orbits of different altitudes including low earth orbits, medium earth orbits, and/or geosynchronous orbits, and/or sets of satellites with other orbits. The satellite orbits of the satellites in the satellite constellation may be selected to provide coverage to desired user population concentrations at different locations on the earth without using an excessive number of satellites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Vaughan, Greg Busche, Brett Poirier, Robert Hawkins
  • Publication number: 20210086917
    Abstract: A satellite system may have a constellation of communications satellites that provides services to users with electronic devices such as portable electronic devices and home/office equipment. A network operations center may use gateways to communicate with the satellite constellation. The satellite constellation may include sets of satellites with different orbits such as circular orbits with different inclinations, sets of satellites with elliptic orbits, sets of satellites with circular orbits of different altitudes including low earth orbits, medium earth orbits, and/or geosynchronous orbits, sets of satellites with sun synchronous orbits, and/or sets of satellites with other orbits. The orbits of the satellites in the constellation may be selected to provide coverage to desired user population concentrations at different locations on the Earth, while reducing the amount of capacity that goes unused (e.g., is idle) at one or more times of day.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Vaughan, James Scott, Ryan Reid, Robert Hawkins, John Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20210032411
    Abstract: A synthetic hydrogel is described, including hydrated mucin glycoproteins cross-linked with multi-arm thiol functional cross-linker, which can be prepared to model viscoelastic and micro-rheological properties of natural mucus. Such synthetic hydrogel can be prepared from a wide variety of mucin raw materials. Also described is a method of microrheologically characterizing mucus, by dispersing in the mucus muco-inert particles (MIP), irradiating the mucus containing MIP with polarized light, and measuring fluorescence polarization (FP) resulting from rotational diffusion of the MIP in the mucus in response to such irradiating, as a microrheological characteristic of the mucus. This method can be carried out using a plate reader equipped with a spectrofluorometer and polarized filter set, and therefore can be readily carried out in clinical settings without the necessity of specialized microrheological equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Gregg DUNCAN, Katherine Joyner, Bongsub Daniel Song, Robert Hawkins
  • Patent number: 10807740
    Abstract: A satellite system may have a constellation of communications satellites that provides services to users with electronic devices such as portable electronic devices and home/office equipment. A network operations center may use gateways to communicate with the satellite constellation. The satellite constellation may include sets of satellites with different orbits such as circular orbits with different inclinations, sets of satellites with elliptic orbits, sets of satellites with circular orbits of different altitudes including low earth orbits, medium earth orbits, and/or geosynchronous orbits, sets of satellites with sun synchronous orbits, and/or sets of satellites with other orbits. The orbits of the satellites in the constellation may be selected to provide coverage to desired user population concentrations at different locations on the Earth, while reducing the amount of capacity that goes unused (e.g., is idle) at one or more times of day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Vaughan, James Scott, Ryan Reid, Robert Hawkins, John Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10807739
    Abstract: A satellite system may have a constellation of communications satellites in orbits such as highly inclined eccentric geosynchronous orbits and low earth orbits. To place satellites in inclined eccentric geosynchronous orbits, a series of launch vehicles may be launched. Each launch vehicle may be used to place a set of satellites, such as a set of three satellites, into a common orbital plane with distinct longitude of ascending node values. To place satellites in low earth orbits, a series of launch vehicles may be launched, each of which releases satellites in sequence from a stack of satellites into a common orbital plane. After desired separations have been produced between the released satellites, circularization procedures may be performed using the propulsion systems of the satellites to place the satellites into final orbit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Hawkins, Peterson Browning
  • Publication number: 20200304202
    Abstract: A satellite system may have a constellation of communications satellites that provides services to users with electronic devices such as portable electronic devices and home and office equipment. A network operations center may use gateways to communicate with the satellite constellation. The satellite constellation may include sets of satellites with different orbits such as circular orbits with different inclinations, sets of satellites with elliptic orbits, sets of satellites with circular orbits of different altitudes including low earth orbits, medium earth orbits, and/or geosynchronous orbits, and/or sets of satellites with other orbits. The satellite orbits of the satellites in the satellite constellation may be selected to provide coverage to desired user population concentrations at different locations on the earth without using an excessive number of satellites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Vaughan, Greg Busche, Brett Poirier, Robert Hawkins
  • Patent number: 10745310
    Abstract: A dewatering system for removing solids from an influent includes a filtration assembly and a feed pipe upstream thereof. The dewatering system includes a solids receptacle downstream of the filtration assembly, and an effluent collector adjacent to the filtration assembly and in fluid communication with the filtration assembly. The dewatering system includes a sensor to sense a characteristic of an influent, an effluent and/or a solid. A control system is operatively connected to the sensor to receive a sensor signal therefrom and to generate an adjustment signal based on the sensor signal to improve the efficiency of the dewatering system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Process Wastewater Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Edwin R. Hunt, Robert A. Hawkins, Corey T. Whitehead
  • Patent number: 10707953
    Abstract: A satellite system may have a constellation of communications satellites that provides services to users with electronic devices such as portable electronic devices and home and office equipment. A network operations center may use gateways to communicate with the satellite constellation. The satellite constellation may include sets of satellites with different orbits such as circular orbits with different inclinations, sets of satellites with elliptic orbits, sets of satellites with circular orbits of different altitudes including low earth orbits, medium earth orbits, and/or geosynchronous orbits, and/or sets of satellites with other orbits. The satellite orbits of the satellites in the satellite constellation may be selected to provide coverage to desired user population concentrations at different locations on the earth without using an excessive number of satellites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Vaughan, Greg Busche, Brett Poirier, Robert Hawkins
  • Publication number: 20190341998
    Abstract: A satellite system may have a constellation of communications satellites that provides services to users with electronic devices such as portable electronic devices and home and office equipment. A network operations center may use gateways to communicate with the satellite constellation. The satellite constellation may include sets of satellites with different orbits such as circular orbits with different inclinations, sets of satellites with elliptic orbits, sets of satellites with circular orbits of different altitudes including low earth orbits, medium earth orbits, and/or geosynchronous orbits, and/or sets of satellites with other orbits. The satellite orbits of the satellites in the satellite constellation may be selected to provide coverage to desired user population concentrations at different locations on the earth without using an excessive number of satellites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Vaughan, Greg Busche, Brett Poirier, Robert Hawkins
  • Patent number: 10361773
    Abstract: A satellite system may have a constellation of communications satellites that provides services to users with electronic devices such as portable electronic devices and home and office equipment. A network operations center may use gateways to communicate with the satellite constellation. The satellite constellation may include sets of satellites with different orbits such as circular orbits with different inclinations, sets of satellites with elliptic orbits, sets of satellites with circular orbits of different altitudes including low earth orbits, medium earth orbits, and/or geosynchronous orbits, and/or sets of satellites with other orbits. The satellite orbits of the satellites in the satellite constellation may be selected to provide coverage to desired user population concentrations at different locations on the earth without using an excessive number of satellites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Vaughan, Greg Busche, Brett Poirier, Robert Hawkins
  • Publication number: 20190023598
    Abstract: A dewatering system for removing solids from an influent includes a filtration assembly and a feed pipe upstream thereof. The dewatering system includes a solids receptacle downstream of the filtration assembly, and an effluent collector adjacent to the filtration assembly and in fluid communication with the filtration assembly. The dewatering system includes a sensor to sense a characteristic of an influent, an effluent and/or a solid. A control system is operatively connected to the sensor to receive a sensor signal therefrom and to generate an adjustment signal based on the sensor signal to improve the efficiency of the dewatering system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Edwin R. Hunt, Robert A. Hawkins, Corey T. Whitehead
  • Publication number: 20180309507
    Abstract: A satellite system may have a constellation of communications satellites that provides services to users with electronic devices such as portable electronic devices and home and office equipment. A network operations center may use gateways to communicate with the satellite constellation. The satellite constellation may include sets of satellites with different orbits such as circular orbits with different inclinations, sets of satellites with elliptic orbits, sets of satellites with circular orbits of different altitudes including low earth orbits, medium earth orbits, and/or geosynchronous orbits, and/or sets of satellites with other orbits. The satellite orbits of the satellites in the satellite constellation may be selected to provide coverage to desired user population concentrations at different locations on the earth without using an excessive number of satellites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Robert Vaughan, Greg Busche, Brett Poirier, Robert Hawkins