Patents by Inventor Robert J. Fisher

Robert J. Fisher 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: 10347369
    Abstract: Medical services are offered by various facilities near a patient's residence. The number of facility options continues to grow and the patients can now receive various different health care services. One example method of operation provides receiving updated patient information at a patient profile server, identifying a patient medical profile stored in memory associated with the updated patient information, and updating a patient status based on the updated patient information received, and modifying a patient schedule associated with the at least one patient status and storing the patient schedule in the patient medical profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Dudzinski, Jil M. Fisher, Troy G. Hottovy, Pamela Ann Mortenson, Craig A. Webster, Michelle Mason Winston
  • Patent number: 10327343
    Abstract: Assembly apparatuses and processes are provided which include a pressure cure fixture. The pressure cure fixture is sized to reside within a container, such as an electronic enclosure, and facilitate applying pressure to an adhesive disposed over an inner surface of the container. The pressure cure fixture is formed of a material with a higher coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) than the container, and is sized to correspond, at least in part, to an inner space of the container while allowing for the adhesive and a surface-mount element to be disposed between the pressure cure fixture and the inner surface of the container. When heated, the pressure cure fixture expands greater than the container and imparts the pressure to the surface-mount element and the adhesive to facilitate securing the surface-mount element to the inner surface of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael J. Fisher, David C. Long, Donald Merte, Robert Weiss, Thomas Weiss
  • Patent number: 10309431
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to control movement of a component are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes a housing defining a bore and a piston disposed inside the bore. The piston is to be coupled to a movable component disposed outside of the bore. The example apparatus further includes a fluid flowline in fluid communication with a first chamber of the bore and a second chamber of the bore. The first chamber is on a first side of the piston, and the second chamber on a second side of the piston. The example apparatus also includes a valve to control fluid flow through the fluid flowline. The valve is to be in a first state to enable the piston to dampen movement of the component, and the valve is to be in a second state to enable the piston to hold the component substantially stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert M. Murphy, Kelly T. Jones, Robert E. Fisher, Mark J. Gardner
  • Publication number: 20180265256
    Abstract: Portable carrying devices are provided with multiple variable compartments. Included are a shaped container having a bottom panel and side panels arranged according to a shaped container perimeter, along with a shaped insert having a perimeter wall that lies within the shaped container perimeter. The shaped insert has a plurality of movable dividers within the perimeter wall of the shaped insert, the shaped insert further including one or more living hinge portions. This shaped insert, including its perimeter wall, movable dividers and the living hinge portion, is of a unitary structure; and the shaped insert is within and removable from the shaped container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Robert J. Fisher, JR., Courtney E. Nicholls
  • Patent number: 6800018
    Abstract: An abrasive wheel is used to separate individual laminated chips from a strip by cutting through the copper bridging elements. The abrasive wheel is made up of abrasive particles bonded in a matrix having a high glass transition temperature and a cutting edge having a maximum thickness of the order of 350 micron, whereby the cut is substantially straight and free of smears and burrs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Abrasives Technology Company
    Inventors: Marc J. M. Tricard, Robert J. Fisher, Robert F. Corcoran, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20030153247
    Abstract: An abrasive wheel is used to separate individual laminated chips from a strip by cutting through the copper bridging elements. The abrasive wheel is made up of abrasive particles bonded in a matrix having a high glass transition temperature and a cutting edge having a maximum thickness of the order of 350 micron, whereby the cut is substantially straight and free of smears and burrs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2002
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Inventors: Marc J.M. Tricard, Robert J. Fisher, Robert F. Corcoran
  • Publication number: 20020139753
    Abstract: A silica-polyamine based extraction material removes selected transition metal ions from solution in the presence of iron ions. The silica-polyamine base is a reaction product of a polyamine and a covalently anchored trifunctional hydrocarbylsilyl that yields non-crosslinked amino groups to which pyridine function group is attached. The extraction material is particularly useful in selectively removing copper from low concentration, low pH leach solutions separating copper from ferric iron or chloride ions. The product is a durable, high capacity extraction material that selectively captures copper at high flow rates and releases that copper into highly concentrated solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2001
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Inventors: Edward Rosenberg, Robert J. Fisher
  • Patent number: 6194547
    Abstract: The present invention relates, inter alia, to the ERF gene and to the products encoded by this gene. More particularly, the present invention relates to DNA sequences encoding ERF and AERF; polypeptides encoded by such DNA sequences; ERF chimeric molecules; and methods of using ERF and ERF chimeric molecules to reduce tumorigenicity in a tumor cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: George J. Mavrothalassitis, Donald G. Blair, Robert J. Fisher, Gregory J. Beal, Jr., Meropi A. Athanasiou, Dionyssios N. Sgouras
  • Patent number: 5856125
    Abstract: The present invention relates, inter alia, to the ERF gene and to the products encoded by this gene. More particularly, the present invention relates to DNA sequences encoding ERF and AERF; polypeptides encoded by such DNA sequences; ERF chimeric molecules; and methods of using ERF and ERF chimeric molecules to reduce tumorigenicity in a tumor cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1999
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: George J. Mavrothalassitis, Donald G. Blair, Robert J. Fisher, Gregory J. Beal, Jr., Meropi A. Athanasiou, Dionyssios N. Sgouras
  • Patent number: 5540657
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a delivery device for controlling the injection of discrete quantities of fluid injectable materials through a conduit such as a hypodermic needle or a catheter. The delivery device is coupled to a pressurized driving fluid source, and the control means provides controlled passage of pressurized driving fluid into a syringe body to act against a piston which forces the fluid injectable material out the needle or catheter.In addition to the delivery device, the invention includes a needle depth guide which is preferably used in combination with the delivery device for cosmetic applications when a hypodermic needle is used to deliver a fluid injectable material to the dermis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Assignee: Collagen Corporation
    Inventors: Christine M. Kurjan, Amy M. Droste, James J. Feuhrer, Robert J. Fisher, Dennis M. DeCamp
  • Patent number: 4915493
    Abstract: An automotive vehicle rearview mirror assembly comprising a plastic mirror holding member and a plastic support member provided with cooperating integral connecting structures providing for relative pivotal movements about two perpendicular intersecting axes. The connecting structures having a snap-in relation providing large interengaging dual parallel truncated spherical surfaces and smaller interengaging segmental spherical surfaces all having a common centerpoint. The support member connects with a cooperating casing member to form a casing assembly carrying a remotely controlled power operated mechanism for effecting pivotal movements of the mirror holding member. A sensing mechanism is also carried within the casing assembly for enabling the power operated mechanism to be automatically controlled as well as manually controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1990
    Assignee: Magna International Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Fisher, Donald S. Rawlings
  • Patent number: 4740068
    Abstract: A rearview mirror assembly including an exteriorly convex shell having a concave interior opening rearwardly when the shell is mounted on the side of a vehicle and a power operated assembly fixedly secured to the shell for mounting and moving a mirror case and mirror assembly for pivotal movement about first and second intersecting pivotal axes normal to one another within the open rear of the shell. The power operated assembly includes a molded plastic member of a size to fit within the concave interior of the shell so as to extend inwardly of and generally across the open rear thereof. The plastic member has spaced portions fixedly secured with spaced portions of the concave interior of the shell so that the molded plastic member serves as a strengthening strut for the open rear of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1988
    Assignee: Magna International Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Fisher
  • Patent number: 4732224
    Abstract: Auger apparatus is disclosed adapted to utilize one or more augers each formed of a string of auger sections. The apparatus includes means for hoisting one or a plurality of auger sections simultaneously between a storage rack and a position for placement in an auger string. The hoist means includes bridge rails extending transversely of and above the machine, a trolley that travels on the bridge rails, lifting apparatus including a cable on the trolley and a carriage supported by the lifting apparatus and carrying a plurality of tongs for grasping auger sections. A safety connection is provided between the carriage and the lifting apparatus to prevent inadvertant release of a raised auger section. A collapsible and expandable assembly of multiple pairs of cross links pivotally joined at their midpoints is connected between the trolley and the tong carriage at two sides thereof to guide and stabilize the tong carriage and auger sections as they are moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1988
    Assignee: The Salem Tool Company
    Inventors: Ronald C. Deeter, Robert J. Fisher
  • Patent number: 4678295
    Abstract: A memory positioning system for use in a remote control rear-view mirror having electric motors for adjusting the mirror's position, which position is electrically detected by linear potentiometers connected to a microprocessor that records the potentiometer-generated signals. After the signals corresponding to a pre-selected position have been recorded and the mirror adjusted to a different position, the mirror can be returned to the pre-selected position by commanding the microprocessor to operate the motors until the potentiometers detect the previously recorded positions corresponding to the recorded signals. A rib and slot on the mirror's main spherical pivot mounting provide only a limited predetermined amount of vibration-absorbing pivotal movement about an axis which intersects the plane of the mirror. The mirror also has stops which permit only a limited amount of pivotal movement about the same axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1987
    Assignee: Magna International Inc
    Inventor: Robert J. Fisher
  • Patent number: 4585200
    Abstract: A cable-controlled rear-view mirror comprises a swivel pin having stub shafts which define a first pivot axis and a semi-cylindrical journal slot which cooperates with a semi-cylindrical trunnion on the glass case to define a perpendicular pivot axis. A modified embodiment further stabilizes the mirror against vibration by creating frictional drag between a spring and a hollow sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1986
    Assignee: Magna International Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Fisher
  • Patent number: 4482211
    Abstract: An electrically powered remotely controlled rearview mirror comprises a pair of mirror-engaging position-adjusting non-rotatable screw shafts, each caused to move longitudinally by a rotatable ball nut received within a spherically socketed annular pinion gear which is rotatably driven by a worm gear on the output shaft of the motor. The ball and socket connection between the ball nut and pinion gear permit the axes of the nut and screw shaft to skew relative to that of the pinion gear. A pair of splines on the interior of the pinion gear engage slots on the spherical surface of the ball nut to establish a driving relationship for simultaneous rotation when the associated motor is actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1984
    Assignee: Robert J. Fisher
    Inventor: Robert J. Fisher
  • Patent number: 4401289
    Abstract: An adjustable mirror stabilizing mounting useful in handset, power, and remote control automotive mirrors in which the fixed side of the mounting projects from the mirror housing to support spherically concentric nested surfaces sandwiching the movable element therebetween and including keying means and trunnion means in the sector retainer for providing stability of adjustable support with limited movement. A selected anti-friction pad is provided between certain of the spherical surfaces and assembly is by a compression loading of the spring element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1983
    Assignee: Harman Automotive, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Fisher, Arthur C. Jaworowicz, John M. Lyle, Jerry W. Sellers, Gary R. Steed
  • Patent number: 4356357
    Abstract: A combination selector and directional switch for electrically operated remote control rearview mirrors in which a single control fixture allows the operator to select a right or left hand mirror and then by manipulation of a pendant, movable in two plane directions, to orient the mirror glass as desired. The linear movement of a selector lever causes rotational movement of a selector ring whereby the left or right hand mirror is connected to be controlled by the selected manipulation of the pendant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1982
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Fisher
  • Patent number: 4315113
    Abstract: A shortened control switch structure useful in electrical remote control rearview mirrors and serving a pair of remotely located reversible motors and selectively permitting either of the motors to be operated in the forward or reverse direction by movement in the switch and where the base closure of the switch supports stationary contacts in opposed paired relation and the stationary contacts are swaged into the closure and against connecting leads and where the connecting leads extend generally radially from the base closure. The switch is of the type that recenters upon release in accord with a bias applied at the contacts. The contactors are press fitted into recesses and self-seat against removal and in electrical contact with corresponding leads. The contactors are provided with annular spaced apart wedge rings and displace softer material upon entry and in firm contacting displacement of the leads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1982
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Fisher, Lawrence R. Lefever
  • Patent number: D768794
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Aqua-Leisure Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Mason Fiske, Robert J. Fisher