Patents by Inventor Robert Hayes

Robert Hayes 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: 11566834
    Abstract: An apparatus for cryostorage and manipulation of a plurality of container units includes a cryochamber having a cryo-access port. The cryochamber is electrically cooled at cryogenic temperatures. A unit holder is located inside the cryochamber and is configured to hold a plurality of container units. A user access area is provided for selectively permitting access to a chosen container unit by an authenticated user who has been authenticated by the apparatus. A motive grasper is provided for selectively removing the chosen container unit from the cryochamber through the cryo-access port, and selectively placing the chosen container unit into the user access area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: ABT Holding Company
    Inventors: Gil Bradford Van Bokkelen, Rakesh Ramachandran, Christopher Robert Bruns, Christopher John Hayes, John A. Corey, Troy M. Coolidge, Bruce E. Frohman, Joseph Gordon, Thomas R. Ruth, Jacob T. Williams, Gregory E. Kramer, Nathan A. Abel, David J. Copeland, Matthew R. Gill, Steven F. Shane
  • Patent number: 11567917
    Abstract: A processor-based method for locating data and metadata closely together in a storage system is provided. The method includes writing a first range of a file and a first metadata relating to attributes of the file into at least one segment controlled by a first authority of the file. The method includes delegating, by the first authority, a second authority for a second range of the file, and writing the second range of the file and second metadata relating to the attributes of the file into at least one segment controlled by the second authority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: John Hayes, Robert Lee, Igor Ostrovsky, Peter Vajgel
  • Patent number: 11555299
    Abstract: A faucet spout includes an arm extending from an upstream portion to a downstream portion. The arm defines a longitudinal axis extending between the upstream portion and the downstream portion. A passageway is disposed in the arm, and the passageway is configured to receive water from a water source. A plurality of baffles is disposed in the passageway. The plurality of baffles defines a tortuous flow path in the passageway. An outlet is disposed substantially perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis. The outlet is configured to receive water from the passageway and deliver water from the faucet spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Alisha Nicole Buescher, Gerald Robert Hayes, Brian Wayne Johnson
  • Patent number: 11550752
    Abstract: A method for administration through files in a storage cluster is provided. The method includes distributing user data, including files, throughout a plurality of storage nodes having non-volatile solid-state memory, through erasure coding. The plurality of storage nodes are housed within a single chassis that couples the storage nodes as the storage cluster. The method includes receiving at the storage cluster a command to write a file or read a file, the file having a filename. The method includes determining whether the filename is reserved and determining an administrative action according to the file, responsive to determining that the filename is reserved. The method includes initiating the administrative action. A storage system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: John Hayes, Robert Lee, Peter Vajgel, Par Botes
  • Publication number: 20220410702
    Abstract: An axle assembly having a gear reduction unit that is configured to operatively connect an electric motor to a drive pinion. The gear reduction unit includes at least two gear sets. A shift collar is rotatable with the drive pinion and moveable along the drive pinion to couple a gear set to the drive pinion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: ArvinMeritor Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Cradit, Nick Bofferding, David Zueski, Robert Martin, Eric LaMothe, Christopher Keeney, Brian Hayes
  • Publication number: 20220371762
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a method that includes receiving a plurality of packaging units made of glass; coating at least a portion of an outer surface of each packaging unit with low-friction coating; curing the low-friction coating applied to the outer surface of each packaging unit; receiving a container configured to store the plurality of packaging units; and arranging each packaging unit in the container with the outer surface of each packaging unit able to touch the outer surface of one or more adjacent packaging units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Scott Rosenman, Braden Miller, Robert Hayes, Lothar Haaf, Sean Fitzpatrick, Ramses Cuevas, Andreas Fraas, Lukas Gschwendtner
  • Patent number: 11508050
    Abstract: A method for performing automatic visual inspection includes: capturing visual information of an object using a scanning system including a plurality of cameras; extracting, by a computing system including a processor and memory, one or more feature maps from the visual information using one or more feature extractors; classifying, by the computing system, the object by supplying the one or more feature maps to a complex classifier to compute a classification of the object, the complex classifier including: a plurality of simple classifiers, each simple classifier of the plurality of simple classifiers being configured to compute outputs representing a characteristic of the object; and one or more logical operators configured to combine the outputs of the simple classifiers to compute the classification of the object; and outputting, by the computing system, the classification of the object as a result of the automatic visual inspection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: PACKSIZE LLC
    Inventors: Carlo Dal Mutto, Francesco Peruch, Alexander Ou, Robert Hayes
  • Publication number: 20220356929
    Abstract: An axle assembly having a gear reduction unit that is configured to operatively connect an electric motor to a drive pinion. The gear reduction unit includes at least two gear sets. At least one clutch is engageable to provide a torque path between the electric motor and the drive pinion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicant: ArvinMeritor Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Cradit, Nick Bofferding, David Zueski, Robert Martin, Eric LaMothe, Christopher Keeney, Brian Hayes
  • Patent number: 11491868
    Abstract: An axle assembly having a gear reduction unit that is configured to operatively connect an electric motor to a drive pinion. The gear reduction unit includes at least two gear sets. A shift collar is rotatable with the drive pinion and moveable along the drive pinion to couple a gear set to the drive pinion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: ArvinMeritor Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Cradit, Nick Bofferding, David Zueski, Robert Martin, Eric LaMothe, Christopher Keeney, Brian Hayes
  • Publication number: 20220351205
    Abstract: The present methods and systems relate to using and accessing data stored in a blockchain, and in particular, interacting with the blockchain and users via smart contracts to handle account funding and distribution methods. The methods and systems include receiving a transaction from a participant, and verifying the transaction, such as by accessing a smart contract stored on the blockchain and checking a set of parameters against a set of conditions stored in the smart contract. Depending on whether the set of parameters satisfy the conditions, the results may be communicated to participants about the success or failure of the transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Jacob J. Alt, Robert Alpine Jennings, Amber Nelson-Wolfe, Shyam Tummala, Eric Bellas, Jaime Skaggs, Shawn M. Call, Melinda Teresa Magerkurth, Vicki King, Charles H. Roscow, Scott Shoop, Greg Hayes
  • Publication number: 20220331058
    Abstract: A fiber-based radiopaque tissue marker for radiographic marking of tissue is provided. The marker is a sterile, single-patient-use polymeric fiber with a radiopaque material and a dye. The marker is radiopaque using standard radiographs such as x-rays and mammography. The marker can also be visualized by low-dose CT scans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Justin Jeffrey Baker, Peter Hayes Gingras, Robert Priest, Kathe Derwin, Joseph P. Iannotti, Sambit Sahoo, Andrew Ryan Baker
  • Publication number: 20220296250
    Abstract: A probe may be inserted into a body cavity to perform diagnostic intervention(s), therapeutic intervention(s), or both. The probe may be inserted through a body aperture that is naturally occurring or man-made, intentionally or by accident. The body aperture may form a seal encircling the probe so that insufflation retention material may be effectively retained in the body cavity so that an operator can perform the intervention(s). However, there may be leakage of the insufflation material. The insufflation retention device is configured to form an effective seal contactingly adjacent the body aperture and to provide a passageway for the introduction of the probe into the body cavity, such that a diagnostic intervention or therapeutic intervention or both may be performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: John Hayes, Robert Henson, Amanda Schaffers, Robert M Holbrook
  • Publication number: 20220289023
    Abstract: An axle assembly having a gear reduction unit that is configured to operatively connect an electric motor to a drive pinion. The gear reduction unit includes at least two gear sets. A shift collar is rotatable with the drive pinion and moveable along the drive pinion to couple a gear set to the drive pinion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: ArvinMeritor Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Cradit, Nick Bofferding, David Zueski, Robert Martin, Eric LaMothe, Christopher Keeney, Brian Hayes
  • Patent number: 11429969
    Abstract: The present methods and systems relate to using and accessing data stored in a blockchain, and in particular, interacting with the blockchain and users via smart contracts to handle account funding and distribution methods. The methods and systems include receiving a transaction from a participant, and verifying the transaction, such as by accessing a smart contract stored on the blockchain and checking a set of parameters against a set of conditions stored in the smart contract. Depending on whether the set of parameters satisfy the conditions, the results may be communicated to participants about the success or failure of the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Jacob J. Alt, Eric Bellas, Jaime Skaggs, Shawn M. Call, Melinda Teresa Magerkurth, Vicki King, Charles H. Roscow, Scott Shoop, Greg Hayes, Robert Alpine Jennings, Amber Nelson-Wolfe, Shyam Tummala
  • Patent number: 11428297
    Abstract: An axle assembly having a gear reduction unit that is configured to operatively connect an electric motor to a drive pinion. The gear reduction unit includes at least two gear sets. At least one clutch is engageable to provide a torque path between the electric motor and the drive pinion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: ArvinMeritor Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Cradit, Nick Bofferding, David Zueski, Robert Martin, Eric LaMothe, Christopher Keeney, Brian Hayes
  • Publication number: 20220266992
    Abstract: An aircraft brake control system for controlling anti-skid braking of at least first and second wheels in a wheel set of an aircraft is disclosed. The system includes a control assembly having wheel speed inputs including an input of an indication of the wheel speed of the first wheel, and an input of an indication of the wheel speed of the second wheel, a wheel speed comparator for determining which of the wheel speeds indicated is a lowest wheel speed, and an output for indicating a wheel speed other than the lowest wheel speed. An aircraft landing gear, an aircraft, and methods of braking an aircraft are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Alexander HAYES, Ashley BIDMEAD, Thierry STORME, Robert COOMBE, Mark JOHNSON, Andrew HEBBORN
  • Patent number: 11413904
    Abstract: An axle assembly and method of manufacture. The axle assembly may include a sleeve that is disposed in a spindle and that is in sealing engagement with the spindle proximate opposing ends. The sleeve has a smaller diameter than the spindle such that a fluid passage is provided between the spindle and the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Arvin Meritor Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Martin, Brian Hayes
  • Patent number: 11413112
    Abstract: A fiber-based radiopaque tissue marker for radiographic marking of tissue is provided. The marker is a sterile, single-patient-use polymeric fiber with a radiopaque material and a dye. The marker is radiopaque using standard radiographs such as x-rays and mammography. The marker can also be visualized by low-dose CT scans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignees: VISCUS BIOLOGICS, LLC, THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Justin Jeffrey Baker, Peter Hayes Gingras, Robert Priest, Kathe Derwin, Joseph P. Iannotti, Sambit Sahoo, Andrew Ryan Baker
  • Patent number: 11410248
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, software, and apparatuses provide a system that may facilitate communications between drivers who share a route. The system may allow communications to be sent from one driver to another driver and allow drivers to post queries to other drivers sharing a route. Computing devices in the vehicle may collect route data for the system to evaluate and to use in identifying drivers sharing a route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Howard Hayes, Moises Norena, Robert H. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11385799
    Abstract: A storage cluster includes a plurality of storage nodes. Each of the plurality of storage nodes includes nonvolatile solid-state memory and each of the plurality of storage nodes is configured to cooperate with others of the plurality of storage nodes having differing storage capacities in applying erasure coding. The plurality of storage nodes are configured to distribute the user data and metadata throughout the plurality of storage nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: John Hayes, Par Botes, John Colgrove, John Davis, Robert Lee, Joshua Robinson, Peter Vajgel