Patents by Inventor Robert Hick

Robert Hick 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: 11662609
    Abstract: Various aspects include wearable audio devices with through-hinge wiring configurations. In particular aspects, a wearable audio device includes a hinge coupling a first section and one additional section; and a cable extending through the hinge. In various implementations, the hinge is overmolded on the cable and includes: a body defining a cavity accommodating the cable with a first opening to a pathway in the first section, and a second opening to an additional pathway in the one additional section; an insert within the body and adjacent the first opening, the insert defining a minimum radius of a bend in the cable within the cavity; a hinge mechanism contained within the body; and a cable management feature contained within the body, wherein the hinge mechanism, cable management feature and cable are all located in a common plane that is radially oriented relative to the primary axis of the hinge mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: An Tran, Bennett Alexander Nadeau, Keith L. Davidson, Brandon Leo Hicks, Annu Kuriakose, Edgardo Alicea, Dallas Robert Tharrett
  • Patent number: 11660945
    Abstract: A division set for sealing a first retractable frameless window of a car and a second window of the car, the second window adjacent to the first window. The division set includes a profile, to be secured to the second window, and a gasket for sealing the two windows. The gasket of a desired shape is made of a TPE material encapsulated with the profile of the division set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Philippe Muylkens, Robert Hick, Jiri Machacek, Roman Hynek
  • Publication number: 20230137080
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are described for combining digital and analog beamsteering in a channelized antenna array. In some examples, a method can include receiving one or more signals at each of a plurality of groups of antenna elements, each group of antenna elements defining a respective channel from a plurality of channels, and steering, by each respective channel and using analog steering, the one or more signals in a respective direction to yield a steered analog signal pattern. The method can further include converting the steered analog signal pattern associated with each respective channel into a respective digital signal and, based on the respective digital signal, generating, using digital steering, digital signal patterns steered within the steered analog signal pattern associated with the respective digital signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2022
    Publication date: May 4, 2023
    Inventors: Matthew Robertson MORIN, Brandon Robert HICKS, James David MACKIE, Bryan Alan DAVIS
  • Patent number: 11566717
    Abstract: A jetted check valve includes a body with an upper opening and a lower opening. The jetted check valve also includes a primary poppet slidably disposed in the body to allow the flow of fluid from the lower opening and out of the upper opening and prevent the flow of fluid from the upper opening through the lower opening. The jetted check valve further includes a secondary poppet slidably disposed at least partially within the primary poppet to allow the flow of fluid from the lower opening and out of the upper opening and prevent the flow of fluid from the upper opening through the lower opening. A method of removing debris from above a jetted check valve and permitting production fluids to flow up hole through the jetted check valve. The method includes creating a secondary flow path in the jetted check valve to remove debris that settled up hole of the jetted check valve when production of an oil and gas well has been halted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Republic Oil Tools, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Hicks, Joshua Prather
  • Publication number: 20230014125
    Abstract: A window unit including a glazing panel, a frame which has a frame profile and encompasses the edge of the glazing panel on at least one peripheral side and includes a plastic primary part, with the primary part having at least 10% in weight of recycled material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventor: Robert HICK
  • Patent number: 11555363
    Abstract: An artificial lift assembly and method relating thereto is designed to prevent inadvertent electrical discharge caused by fluids flowing through an electrical submersible pumping system, which is part of the assembly. The assembly uses a rupture disc to prevent fluid flow during introduction of the assembly into a wellbore and a dart and sleeve to prevent fluid flow during removal of the assembly from the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: IPI Technology LLC
    Inventors: Robert Hicks, Josh Prather
  • Patent number: 11535175
    Abstract: Method for fixing a glass interior trim element into a motor vehicle. The invention relates to method for fixing a glass trim element into a motor vehicle's interior characterized in that the method comprises a step of fixation of the glass element to a support to provide an assembly that is integrated to motor vehicle's interior body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Claire Mattelet, Pierre Humblet, Philippe Muylkens, Robert Hick
  • Patent number: 11531084
    Abstract: A radar system is generated by a process including generating a first substrate layer adjacent to a ground plane of a patch antenna array in the radar system, etching an opening in the substrate layer, inserting a mechanically-locking foot of a threaded insert into the opening, adding a second substrate layer adjacent to the first substrate layer to embed the threaded insert, applying a thermal coupling between a heat sink layer and the second substrate layer of the radar system and screwing a screw through the heat sink layer and into the threaded insert to adhere the heat sink layer to the radar system. Such a radar system can enable the attachment of the heat sink layer to the radar system in a removable fashion such that the heat sink layer can be removed by removing the screw and repairs can be done without damaging respective layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Fortem Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David Earl James, Jon Erik Knabenschuh, Matthew Robertson Morin, James David Mackie, Chester Parker Ferry, Brandon Robert Hicks, Kendall James Fowkes, James Harrison Hofer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11527825
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are described for combining digital and analog beamsteering in a channelized antenna array. In some examples, a method can include receiving one or more signals at each of a plurality of groups of antenna elements, each group of antenna elements defining a respective channel from a plurality of channels, and steering, by each respective channel and using analog steering, the one or more signals in a respective direction to yield a steered analog signal pattern. The method can further include converting the steered analog signal pattern associated with each respective channel into a respective digital signal and, based on the respective digital signal, generating, using digital steering, digital signal patterns steered within the steered analog signal pattern associated with the respective digital signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Fortem Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Robertson Morin, Brandon Robert Hicks, James David MacKie, Bryan Alan Davis
  • Patent number: 11479099
    Abstract: A window unit for windows in motor vehicles and the like, including a glazing panel and a frame with a profile that encompasses at least partially the peripheral sides of the glazing panel. The frame includes a primary part which is in the form of a hard component and features an exterior profile where the primary part has at least one inner profile line with at least one notch and/or one protrusion extending from the peripheral side of the glazing panel to the center of the window unit. The primary part is capable of being fixed onto another object like a car body, a decorative object, a building, a door frame, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Robert Hick, Roman Hynek, Jiri Machacek, Antonin Chaloupecky
  • Publication number: 20220316611
    Abstract: A jetted check valve includes a body with an upper opening and a lower opening. The jetted check valve also includes a primary poppet slidably disposed in the body to allow the flow of fluid from the lower opening and out of the upper opening and prevent the flow of fluid from the upper opening through the lower opening. The jetted check valve further includes a secondary poppet slidably disposed at least partially within the primary poppet to allow the flow of fluid from the lower opening and out of the upper opening and prevent the flow of fluid from the upper opening through the lower opening. A method of removing debris from above a jetted check valve and permitting production fluids to flow up hole through the jetted check valve. The method includes creating a secondary flow path in the jetted check valve to remove debris that settled up hole of the jetted check valve when production of an oil and gas well has been halted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Hicks, Joshua Prather
  • Publication number: 20220259932
    Abstract: An artificial lift assembly and method relating thereto is designed to prevent inadvertent electrical discharge caused by fluids flowing through an electrical submersible pumping system, which is part of the assembly. The assembly uses a rupture disc to prevent fluid flow during introduction of the assembly into a wellbore and a dart and sleeve to prevent fluid flow during removal of the assembly from the wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Hicks, Josh Prather
  • Publication number: 20220206157
    Abstract: A detection device which includes a LiDAR sensing device, a housing enclosing the LiDAR sensing device, and at least one cover lens. A portion of the cover lens is made of a glass sheet having an absorption coefficient lower than 5 m?1 in the wavelength range from 750 to 1650 nm, preferably in the range of 750 to 1050 nm. The cover lens is fixed to the protective housing and is encapsulated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: S├ębastien DELNEUFCOURT, Jean MASSON, Robert HICK, Frank BEKAERT, Yannick SARTENAER, Quentin FRASELLE
  • Patent number: 11365597
    Abstract: An artificial lift assembly and method relating thereto is designed to prevent inadvertent electrical discharge caused by fluids flowing through an electrical submersible pumping system, which is part of the assembly. The assembly uses a rupture disc to prevent fluid flow during introduction of the assembly into a wellbore and a dart and sleeve to prevent fluid flow during removal of the assembly from the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: IPI TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Robert Hicks, Josh Prather
  • Publication number: 20220161740
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a molded vehicle trim element including the following steps: (i) providing a carrier plate in a mold for injection molding including a mobile core of the mold and cavity of the mold to give the final shape of the vehicle trim element, (ii) providing a glass panel in the mold having at least a first region to be bent, (iii) cold bending the glass panel inside the mold in a requested shape, (iv) injecting a soft material to form the vehicle trim element made of bent carrier plate and glass panel fixed together via the molding material, and (v) removing the vehicle trim element from the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventor: Robert HICK
  • Publication number: 20220049779
    Abstract: A two-way injection valve having a primary flow path to allow chemical injection into an annulus area surrounding production tubing and a secondary flow path to allow chemical injection into the inside of the production tubing via a tubular member of the production tubing. A method of using the two-way injection valve includes the step of injecting chemical into an annulus area via a two-way injection valve. The method also includes the step of injecting chemical inside of production tubing via the two-way injection valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Hicks, Joshua Prather
  • Publication number: 20220025980
    Abstract: A jetted check valve includes a body with an upper opening and a lower opening. The jetted check valve also includes a primary poppet slidably disposed in the body to allow the flow of fluid from the lower opening and out of the upper opening and prevent the flow of fluid from the upper opening through the lower opening. The jetted check valve further includes a secondary poppet slidably disposed at least partially within the primary poppet to allow the flow of fluid from the lower opening and out of the upper opening and prevent the flow of fluid from the upper opening through the lower opening. A method of removing debris from above a jetted check valve and permitting production fluids to flow up hole through the jetted check valve. The method includes creating a secondary flow path in the jetted check valve to remove debris that settled up hole of the jetted check valve when production of an oil and gas well has been halted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Hicks, Joshua Prather
  • Patent number: 11125873
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are described using radar systems to avoid vehicle collisions. An example radar system can include antennas mounted on an aircraft, where each antenna has a different orientation facing a different direction away from the aircraft. The radar system can include one or more processing devices and a computer-readable storage medium storing instructions which, when executed by the one or more processing devices, cause the radar system to coordinate digital beam steering and digital beam forming with the antennas to produce a radar coverage area that includes a portion of an airspace around the aircraft; detect, based a signal transmitted by the antennas using the digital beam steering and digital beam forming, an object within the radar coverage area; and generate collision avoidance information including an indication of the object detected within the radar coverage area and/or an instruction for avoiding a collision with the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: FORTEM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Adam Eugene Robertson, Matthew Robertson Morin, Bryan Alan Davis, Bruce Alexander Carpenter, Matthew Elliott Argyle, James David Mackie, Eric Richard Grover, Brandon Robert Hicks, David Preece, Mikko Valimaki
  • Publication number: 20210213816
    Abstract: A window unit for windows in motor vehicles and the like, including a glazing panel and a frame with a profile that encompasses at least partially the peripheral sides of the glazing panel. The frame includes a primary part which is in the form of a hard component and features an exterior profile where the primary part has at least one inner profile line with at least one notch and/or one protrusion extending from the peripheral side of the glazing panel to the center of the window unit. The primary part is capable of being fixed onto another object like a car body, a decorative object, a building, a door frame, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Robert HICK, Roman HYNEK, Jiri MACHACEK, Antonin CHALOUPECKY
  • Publication number: 20210164307
    Abstract: An artificial lift assembly and method relating thereto is designed to prevent inadvertent electrical discharge caused by fluids flowing through an electrical submersible pumping system, which is part of the assembly. The assembly uses a rupture disc to prevent fluid flow during introduction of the assembly into a wellbore and a dart and sleeve to prevent fluid flow during removal of the assembly from the wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Hicks, Josh Prather