Patents by Inventor Robert J. Nicholson

Robert J. Nicholson 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: 20190146838
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to enabling independent storage and processing of data with centralized event control. An event control computing platform may receive an indicator of a processing task associated with processing a dataset. Subsequently, the event control computing platform may authenticate the indicator of the processing task. Then the event control computing platform may identify and allocate resources for executing the processing task and storing the dataset. Finally, the event control computing platform may generate and transmit a series of commands to cause the dataset to be accessed by the processing platform, cause the processing task associated with the dataset to be executed, and cause the processed dataset to be stored on the storage platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Jerome M. Zott, Faisal Azfar, Vijaya M. Anusuri, Sridhar Ramaswamy, Robert J. Nicholson, Sitaram C. Yarlagadda
  • Publication number: 20170091256
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for determining expiration of a retention period for a document or record and deleting records or documents are provided. In some examples, a record code may be assigned to a record. The record code may indicate a retention period for the record and may be used to determine whether the retention period has expired. If so, a determination may be made as to whether the document is eligible for deletion. If so, the record may be automatically deleted in at least some examples. If not, the record may be further processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Candace Gordon, Katherine E. Brown, Frank A. Luther, Aruna V. Kamath, Vaithyanathan Ramanathan, Ann Charlot Hunaes Harvey, Lynne M. Sommer, Daniel P. McCoy, Robert J. Nicholson
  • Patent number: 5117961
    Abstract: An article diverter is oriented between two belt conveyors and has several pivoted carriages, each mounting two flat powererd diverter belts. A drive belt powers the diverter belts of each carriage from a common drive roller slaved to a power take off from the upstream conveyor, which also drives the next downstream conveyor. The diverter carriages are pivoted by a draw bar, which is selectively reciprocated by a rotary actuator, to divert articles from an initial conveyed direction to or toward another diverging direction at a divert or sort location, diverging conveyor, spur line, orient station or the like. The upstream and downstream conveyors on either side of the diverter can be of different conveyor types, and driven at different speeds. The carriages are vertically and angularly adjustable in incline for tuning the diverter to a wide range of articles and conveying speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1992
    Assignee: Figgie International Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Nicholson
  • Patent number: 4856642
    Abstract: An improved lever arm for a tilt tray sortation conveyor has formula defined unlatching and tipping cam sections. The tipping cam section imparts a constant angular acceleration of about 20 radians/sec..sup.2 to the tray during positive tipping. Such angular acceleration produces a maximum tangential acceleration for any article on the tray, approximately equal to or less than the acceleration of a free-falling body. An improved tray latch or index plate has an inclined cam resisting rebound of the tray after initial tipping. Integral shock absorbers disperse impact forces in tray tip-up apparatus and resist elongation of tip-up mounting pin holes. Methods are claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1989
    Assignee: Figgie International Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Nicholson, Anthony D. Jape