Patents by Inventor Robert J. Wilson

Robert J. Wilson 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: 20210071216
    Abstract: Methods for the improved acylation of chemical substrates using LovD acyltransferases, thioesters having acyl groups, and (i) thiol scavengers and/or (ii) precipitating agents are presented. An improved method for the production of simvastatin using (i) activated charcoal as a thiol scavenger and/or (ii) ammonium hydroxide as a precipitating agent is also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Steven J. Collier, Ee Ling Teo, Joly Sukumaran, Robert J. Wilson, Junye Xu
  • Publication number: 20210039588
    Abstract: A wheel fastener alarm assembly is provided having a fastener body with a first portion defining a wrenching surface and a cavity, and a second portion with a threaded portion to attach and detach from a wheel of a vehicle. A sensor array is disposed in the cavity of fastener body to detect an attribute of the fastener body and generate an output signal based on the attribute of the fastener body. An antenna connected to the sensor array to transmit the signal to a remote location. A cap is secured to the first portion of the fastener body and covers the wrenching surface and the cavity opening to define a capped fastener body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: MacLean-Fogg Company
    Inventors: David J. DAVIS, Kryzysztof MISZTUR, Christian MUEHLICH, Robert E. WHITNEY, Larry J. WILSON, Marcus A. ZAGORNIAK, Steven R. FISTER, Mark RAVES, Luke MICHAEL ROBERTS, Ben WILMHOFF, Bennett WHITNEY
  • Publication number: 20210031598
    Abstract: A frame and sunshade assembly for a vehicle having a passenger space configured in a side-by-side seating arrangement can include a plurality of frame members connected together to define an area above the passenger space when the frame members are mounted on the vehicle, a flexible panel extending along the area, and a plurality of anchors connected to the flexible panel. Each of the anchors can be mounted onto a respective one of the frame members. The anchors can include a first flexible strap, a second elastic strap, a pair of D-ring assemblies, and a fourth elastic strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Robert T. WILSON, III, Samira S. JOHNSON, Sebastian OSORIO, Ryan J. HOLOWEIKO
  • Patent number: 10907968
    Abstract: An integrity monitoring system for a first image sensor includes an electronic processor configured to receive sensor data for the provision of image data associated with an environment of the avionic sensor. The electronic processor is configured to monitor the avionic sensor for integrity. The electronic processor is configured to perform at least one of: determining a presence of an optical feature associated with optics of the first image sensor, comparing overlap information derived from the sensor data and other sensor data, comparing characteristics of a digital output stream of the sensor data to expected characteristics, or comparing a first motion derived from the image data and a second motion derived from avionic position equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins,, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlo L. Tiana, Robert D. Brown, Weston J. Lahr, Daniel Chiew, Elisabeth Barnes, Yashaswi M. Narasimha Murthy, Brandon E. Wilson, Robert W. Wood
  • Patent number: 10901902
    Abstract: Methods and systems for cache management are provided. Aspects include providing a drawer including a plurality of clusters, each of the plurality of clusters including a plurality of processor each having one or more cores, wherein each of the one or more cores shares a first cache memory, providing a second cache memory shared among the plurality of clusters, and receiving a cache line request from one of the one or more cores to the first cache memory, wherein the first cache memory sends a request to a memory controller to retrieve the cache line from a memory, store the cache line in the first cache memory, create a directory state associated with the cache line, and provide the directory state to the second cache memory to create a directory entry for the cache line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chad G. Wilson, Robert J Sonnelitter, III, Tim Bronson, Ekaterina M. Ambroladze, Hieu T Huynh, Jason D Kohl, Chakrapani Rayadurgam
  • Publication number: 20210004898
    Abstract: Systems and processes are disclosed for providing customized user interfaces for facilitating personal payment transactions. In some embodiments, disclosed embodiments may generate a dynamic and customized interface for effecting the personal payment transaction by, for example, providing one or more options for the payer to fund the payment. The disclosed embodiments may provide an interface that includes one or more suggested recipients for identifying the payee associated with the payment transaction. The disclosed embodiments may also provide an interface that includes one or more routing options to route the payment. The disclosed embodiments may also provide an interface that provides one or more communication channel options for parties associated with the personal payment transaction to communicate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Gagan KANJLIA, Scott ZIMMER, Robert J. LARSON, Alexander S. WILSON, Vishal PURI, Jay F. POBER
  • Patent number: 10885579
    Abstract: Systems and processes are disclosed for providing customized user interfaces for facilitating personal payment transactions. In certain embodiments, disclosed embodiments may generate a dynamic and customized interface for effecting the personal payment transaction by, for example, providing one or more options for the payer to fund the payment. The disclosed embodiments may provide an interface that includes one or more suggested recipients for identifying the payee associated with the payment transaction. The disclosed embodiments may also provide an interface that includes one or more routing options to route the payment. The disclosed embodiments may also provide an interface that provides one or more communication channel options for parties associated with the personal payment transaction to communicate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Gagan Kanjlia, Scott Zimmer, Robert J. Larson, Alexander S. Wilson, Vishal Puri, Jay F. Pober
  • Publication number: 20200383812
    Abstract: A bariatric device includes an esophageal member having an esophageal surface that is configured to generally conform to the shape and size of a portion of the esophagus and an anchoring technique anchoring the esophageal member to the portion of the esophagus. The bariatric device includes a cardiac member having a cardiac surface that is configured to generally conform to the shape and size of a portion of the cardiac portion of the stomach and a connector connected with the esophageal member and the cardiac member to cause strain to be applied by the cardiac member to the cardiac portion of the stomach. The strain applied by the cardiac member to the cardiac portion of the stomach causes satiety in the absence of food. The connector is adapted to pass through the gastroesophageal junction while leaving a continuous portion of the gastroesophageal junction substantially unrestrained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Randal S. Baker, James A. Foote, Paul R. Kemmeter, Frederick J. Walburn, Peter M. Wilson, Adam I. Lehman, Barry J. Smith, Robert J. Chappolini
  • Patent number: 10858680
    Abstract: Methods for the improved acylation of chemical substrates using LovD acyltransferases, thioesters having acyl groups, and (i) thiol scavengers and/or (ii) precipitating agents are presented. An improved method for the production of simvastatin using (i) activated charcoal as a thiol scavenger and/or (ii) ammonium hydroxide as a precipitating agent is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Codexis, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Collier, Ee Ling Teo, Joly Sukumaran, Robert J. Wilson, Junye Xu
  • Patent number: 10845125
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a shell, refrigerant distributor, tube bundle, and first upper baffle. The shell has a refrigerant inlet through which at least refrigerant with liquid refrigerant flows and a shell refrigerant vapor outlet. A longitudinal center axis of the shell extends substantially parallel to a horizontal plane. The refrigerant distributor fluidly communicates with the refrigerant inlet and is disposed within the shell. The refrigerant distributor has at least one liquid refrigerant distribution opening that distributes liquid refrigerant. The tube bundle is disposed inside of the shell below the refrigerant distributor so that the liquid refrigerant discharged from the refrigerant distributor is supplied to the tube bundle. The first upper baffle is vertically disposed at a top of the tube bundle. The first upper baffle extends laterally outwardly from the tube bundle toward a first lateral side of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: DAIKIN APPLIED AMERICAS INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Wilson, Robert Page, Louis A. Moreaux, Jeffrey Stamp, Satoshi Inoue, Shannon Cobb
  • Publication number: 20200364740
    Abstract: A commerce system has a plurality of retailers offering products for sale. Product information associated with the products is collected and stored in a central database. A consumer uses a website to create a shopping list with weighted preferences for product attributes. An individualized discount is generated by a consumer service provider for products on the shopping list directed to the consumer. The shopping list with all products aggregated for one retailer is optimized based on the product information in the database, the weighted preferences for the product attributes, and the individualized discounts. The consumer uses the optimized shopping list to assist with purchasing decisions. An incremental profit can be determined based on an aggregation of the products on the optimized shopping list. Purchasing decisions within the commerce system are controlled by enabling the consumer to select the products for purchase from the retailer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: MyWorld, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Ouimet, Timothy L. Ouimet, Erich B. Wilson, Anthony Fresina, Robert J. Dunst, JR.
  • Patent number: 10837119
    Abstract: In a processing system for electroplating semiconductor wafers and similar substrates, the contact ring of the electroplating processor is removed from the rotor of the processor and replaced with a previously deplated contact ring. This allows the contact ring to be deplated in ring service module of the system, while the processor continues to operate. Wafer throughput is improved. The contact ring may be attached to a chuck for moving the contact ring between the processors and the ring service module, with the chuck quickly attachable and releasable to the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert B. Moore, David Silvetti, Paul Wirth, Randy Harris, Daniel J. Woodruff, Gregory J. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10831661
    Abstract: Processing simultaneous data requests regardless of active request in the same addressable index of a cache. In response to the cache miss in the given congruence, if the number of other compartments in the given congruence class that have an active operation is less than a predetermined threshold, setting a Do Not Cast Out (DNCO) pending indication for each of the compartments that have an active operation in order to block access to each of the other compartments that have active operations and, if the number of other compartments in the given congruence class that have an active operation is not less than a predetermined threshold, blocking another cache miss from occurring in the compartments of the given congruence class by setting a congruence class block pending indication for the given congruence class in order to block access to each of the other compartments of the given congruence class.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ekaterina M. Ambroladze, Tim Bronson, Robert J. Sonnelitter, III, Deanna P. D. Berger, Chad G. Wilson, Kenneth Douglas Klapproth, Arthur O'Neill, Michael A. Blake, Guy G. Tracy
  • Publication number: 20200338654
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for an apparatus for using continuous, preferably smooth, bandsaw blades to cut a substrate. The current disclosure also discloses using the same for preparing a safe and efficient method for cutting substrates into rolls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Robert E. Krautkramer, Matthew R. Wilson, Matthew J. Maigatter, John Andrew W. Markel, James L. Baggot
  • Publication number: 20200327058
    Abstract: Processing simultaneous data requests regardless of active request in the same addressable index of a cache. In response to the cache miss in the given congruence, if the number of other compartments in the given congruence class that have an active operation is less than a predetermined threshold, setting a Do Not Cast Out (DNCO) pending indication for each of the compartments that have an active operation in order to block access to each of the other compartments that have active operations and, if the number of other compartments in the given congruence class that have an active operation is not less than a predetermined threshold, blocking another cache miss from occurring in the compartments of the given congruence class by setting a congruence class block pending indication for the given congruence class in order to block access to each of the other compartments of the given congruence class.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Ekaterina M. Ambroladze, Tim Bronson, Robert J. Sonnelitter, III, Deanna P. D. Berger, Chad G. Wilson, Kenneth Douglas Klapproth, Arthur O'Neill, Michael A. Blake, Guy G. Tracy
  • Patent number: 10796863
    Abstract: An input device, such as a keyboard, includes one or more keys that each includes a keycap operable to move within an aperture of a frame to activate a switch and fabric disposed over the frame and keycap. A first region of the fabric is bonded to the keycap and a second region of the fabric is bonded to the frame. The first region may be an embossed region and the second region may be an unembossed region. The fabric may dampen sound from within the keyboard, such as noise related to movement of the keycap, activation of the switch, and so on. The fabric may also form a barrier that restricts passage of contaminants into the aperture and/or other portions of the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Stringer, Daniel J. Coster, Benjamin A. Shaffer, Benjamin A. Cousins, Melody Kuna, Sean S. Corbin, John M. Brock, Robert S. Murphy, Thomas W. Wilson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10786380
    Abstract: A bariatric device includes an esophageal member having an esophageal surface that is configured to generally conform to the shape and size of a portion of the esophagus and an anchoring technique anchoring the esophageal member to the portion of the esophagus. The bariatric device includes a cardiac member having a cardiac surface that is configured to generally conform to the shape and size of a portion of the cardiac portion of the stomach and a connector connected with the esophageal member and the cardiac member to cause strain to be applied by the cardiac member to the cardiac portion of the stomach. The strain applied by the cardiac member to the cardiac portion of the stomach causes satiety in the absence of food. The connector is adapted to pass through the gastroesophageal junction while leaving a continuous portion of the gastroesophageal junction substantially unrestrained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: BFKW, LLC
    Inventors: Randal S. Baker, James A. Foote, Paul R. Kemmeter, Frederick J. Walburn, Peter M. Wilson, Adam I. Lehman, Barry J. Smith, Robert J. Chappolini
  • Publication number: 20200301831
    Abstract: Methods and systems for cache management are provided. Aspects include providing a drawer including a plurality of clusters, each of the plurality of clusters including a plurality of processor each having one or more cores, wherein each of the one or more cores shares a first cache memory, providing a second cache memory shared among the plurality of clusters, and receiving a cache line request from one of the one or more cores to the first cache memory, wherein the first cache memory sends a request to a memory controller to retrieve the cache line from a memory, store the cache line in the first cache memory, create a directory state associated with the cache line, and provide the directory state to the second cache memory to create a directory entry for the cache line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Chad G. Wilson, Robert J Sonnelitter, III, Tim Bronson, Ekaterina M. Ambroladze, Hieu T Huynh, Jason D Kohl, Chakrapani Rayadurgam
  • Patent number: 10773361
    Abstract: Methods of making an abrasive article. Abrasive particles are loaded to a distribution tool including a plurality of walls defining a plurality of slots. Each slot is open to a lower side of the tool. The loaded particles are distributed from the distribution tool to a major face of a backing web below the lower side and moving relative to the tool. At least a majority of the particles distributed from the tool undergo an orientation sequence in which each particle first enters one of the slots. The particle then passes partially through the slot such that a first portion is beyond the lower side and in contact with the major face, and a second portion within the slot. The sequence then includes the particle remaining in simultaneous contact with one of the walls and the major face for a dwell period while the web moves relative to the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Geoffrey I. Wilson, Mark R. Nyberg, Jeffery S. Thomford, Ernest L. Thurber, Brian G. Koethe, Charles C. Drange, Robert J. Hnatyk, John T. Boden
  • Patent number: 10766756
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a beverage nozzle for mixing at least a first beverage ingredient and a second beverage ingredient into a homogeneous mixture. The beverage nozzle comprising a housing comprising a first portion and a second portion and a first inlet in fluid communication with the housing. The first inlet is configured to provide the first beverage ingredient to the housing. The beverage nozzle also includes a second inlet in fluid communication with the housing. The second inlet is configured to provide the second beverage ingredient to the housing. In addition, the beverage nozzle includes a mixing core disposed within the housing. The mixing core is configured to mix the first beverage ingredient and the second beverage ingredient into the homogeneous mixture. Further, the beverage nozzle includes an outlet disposed about the housing, wherein the homogeneous mixture exits the housing by way of the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Shaun B. Gatipon, Alejandro J. Santamaria, Joshua B. Wilson, Robert B. Brownell, Jr.