Patents by Inventor Robert Jones

Robert Jones 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: 11077681
    Abstract: A printing system includes: an ink supply; a feed line coupled to the ink supply; a return line coupled to the ink supply; and a plurality of printhead modules each having an inlet port fluidically coupled to the feed line and an outlet port fluidically coupled to the return line; and bypass lines fluidically coupling the feed line to the return line. A bypass line is open for both priming and printing operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Rosati, David Petch, David Burney, Jim Sykora, Kenneth A. Regas, Andy Bound, Neil Doherty, Scott Dennis, Ben Jones, Oksana Buyda, Locson Tonthat, Andrew Buyda, Patrick Kirk, Loren Hunt, Jason Dewey, Jim Trinchera, Bill Cressman, Ron Zech
  • Publication number: 20210233019
    Abstract: A method for observing and directing the movement of a physical object from a location to a destination, the method comprising. The method includes receiving specifications governing the physical dimensions, a material composition, a movement parameter, and an environmental control condition requirement for a physical object and storing those specifications in a shared, distributed ledger accessible by the relevant actors in a supply chain. By requiring significant events to be recorded in the distributed ledger, such a confirmations of product conformance to the specifications, documentation regarding the transport and receipt of the object, and relevant environmental conditions, the movement of the object through the supply chain can be ascertained and controlled with a high degree of visibility and accountability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Roland N. Freeman, Robert J. Rencher, Nicholas Jones, Marco Calderon
  • Publication number: 20210230145
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods of treating inflammation or neuropathic pain using an effective dose of a monoacylglycerol lipase inhibitor or a composition thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Jacqueline Lorayne BLANKMAN, Jason Robert CLAPPER, R. Alan B. EZEKOWITZ, Iain Peter FRASER, Cheryl A. GRICE, Todd K. JONES, Gary Paul O'NEILL, Archie Wayne THURSTON, JR., Channing Rodney BEALS
  • Patent number: 11076271
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present invention provides for a computer system which includes at least the following components: a plurality of computing devices associated with a plurality of users associated with a plurality of users; where each computing device of the plurality of computing devices is configured to: electronically receive software which, when being executed, cause such computing device to display a plurality of instances of a specifically programmed graphical user interface (GUI); where each instance of the GUI is configured to display a real-time updatable meeting information representative of a direct electronic proximity-based communication between at least two computing devices associated with at least two users who desire to meet at a particular location to engage in a transaction of at least one good, at least one service, or both, whose marketable value lasts for a period of 30 seconds to 60 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Hopgrade, Inc.
    Inventors: John Stuart Kime, Nathan Robert Jones, Christopher Tice Peifer, Andrew David Michaelis, Quenby Justina Swinson-Mitchell, David Rodriguez, Nathan Madera
  • Patent number: 11066786
    Abstract: An identification document including a multilayer laminate having a core layer defining an opening therethrough, and a dynamic window in the opening. The dynamic window includes an optically variable coating on at least a front or a back of the dynamic window. The optically variable coating appears transparent when viewed from the front of the identification document in light transmitted through the dynamic window from the back of the identification document toward the front of the identification document, and appears nontransparent when viewed from the front of the identification document in light reflected from the front of the identification document. Fabricating an identification document with a dynamic window includes forming an opening in a core layer, positioning a dynamic window in the opening, and plate laminating the core layer and the dynamic window between at least one outer layer on each side of the core layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Idemia Identity & Security USA LLC
    Inventors: Robert Jones, Daoshen Bi, Dennis Mailloux, Arthur Patrick McDeed, III
  • Publication number: 20210217790
    Abstract: A direct bonding method for infrared focal plane arrays, includes steps of depositing a thin adhesion layer on infrared radiation detecting material, removing a portion of the thin adhesion layer with a chemical-mechanical polishing process, forming a bonding layer at a bonding interface, and bonding the infrared radiation detecting material to a silicon wafer with the thin adhesion layer as a bonding layer. The thin adhesion layer may include SiOx, where x ranges between 1.0 and 2.0. The thickness of the thin adhesion layer to form the bonding layer is 500 angstrom or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: L3 Cincinnati Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Steven ALLEN, Michael GARTER, Robert JONES, Joseph MEINERS, Yajun WEI, Darrel ENDRES
  • Patent number: 11060737
    Abstract: A convection system in a home cooking appliance, including: an oven cavity defined by a top wall, a bottom wall, a pair of opposed side walls, a rear wall, and a front opening closable by an oven door; at least one heating source configured to heat the oven cavity; and a convection air channel that passes along the top wall of the oven cavity and then down along the rear wall of the oven cavity, the convection air channel having at least one inlet in the top wall of the oven cavity, at least one outlet configured to communicate with the oven cavity, and a fan disposed within the convection air channel at a location outside of the oven cavity. The convection air channel is devoid of an additional heating source that is separate from and in addition to the at least one heating source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Sean Johnson, Kenneth Jones, Robert Parchman
  • Patent number: 11038710
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for remotely managing proxy devices through a gateway device. An example method can include establishing electronic communication between the gateway device and a remotely located management server. The management server can transmit a management agent to the gateway device. The management agent can be software that is configured to receive and carry out commands provided by the management server. The management server can also transmit a plugin to the gateway device. The plugin can be configured to translate a first command, received from the management server, into a second command that is capable of being carried out by the proxy device. The method can also include transmitting the first command, including an executable instruction, from the management server to the gateway device. The first command can instruct the gateway device to cause the proxy device to perform an action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravishankar Chamarajnager, Michael Robert Jones, Paul Alexander Cowan
  • Publication number: 20210146969
    Abstract: Described herein is an electrically and thermally conductive thermoplastic polyurethane. The conductive thermoplastic polyurethane is formed in an injection-molded process from vapor grown carbon nanofibers and a modified form of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). The polymer pad encompassing the injection-molded insert may be used to replace an existing railcar adapter pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Constantine Tarawneh, Robert Jones, Anthony Villarreal, Harry Siegel
  • Patent number: 11003487
    Abstract: In some embodiments, techniques include identifying a plurality of tasks associated with an identifier corresponding to an electronic device. A task series is generated so as to include the plurality of tasks, where each task in the series is associated with a performance time. When it is determined that the task has not been completed by the performance time, the task series is updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Jones, Russell Lewinter
  • Patent number: 10978508
    Abstract: A direct bonding method for infrared focal plane arrays, includes steps of depositing a thin adhesion layer on infrared radiation detecting material, removing a portion of the thin adhesion layer with a chemical-mechanical polishing process, forming a bonding layer at a bonding interface, and bonding the infrared radiation detecting material to a silicon wafer with the thin adhesion layer as a bonding layer. The thin adhesion layer may include SiOx, where x ranges between 1.0 and 2.0. The thickness of the thin adhesion layer to form the bonding layer is 500 angstrom or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: L3 CINCINNATI ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven Allen, Michael Garter, Robert Jones, Joseph Meiners, Yajun Wei, Darrel Endres
  • Publication number: 20210097881
    Abstract: This invention allows a person to train a strumming and picking with a small compact device usable in situations where a guitar is not practical. Multiple string features are attached to a base feature and spaced to allow a user's fingers or plectrum to engage and release in a manner similar with a guitar or stringed instrument. Device is a simplified interface to avoid mechanically tuned strings and allow practice of rhythm techniques. A user connection feature allows the device to be held relative to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventor: Robert A. Jones
  • Publication number: 20210085984
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward apparatuses, systems and methods for connecting a lead to an implantable medical device. The apparatuses, systems and methods may include a clamp arranged within a connector port configured to secure the lead with a header in response to frictional engagement between a portion of the implantable lead and the clamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: James M. English, Moira B. Sweeney, John O'Rourke, Robert A. Jones, Trey H. Achterhoff, Scott A. Spadgenske
  • Patent number: 10941574
    Abstract: The embodiments are apparatuses, systems and methods of water management and icicle prevention for solar carports, and are designed to catch drips between rows of, and water run-off from, the low side of inclined photovoltaic modules arranged to form the roof of the solar carport or canopy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: DISTRIBUTED SOLAR DEVELOPMENT, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Robert Jones, Alex James Norman
  • Patent number: 10920424
    Abstract: The embodiments are apparatuses, systems and methods of water management and icicle prevention for solar carports, and are designed to catch drips between rows of, and water run-off from, the low side of inclined photovoltaic modules arranged to form the roof of the solar carport or canopy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: DISTRIBUTED SOLAR DEVELOPMENT, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Robert Jones, Alex James Norman
  • Patent number: 10899160
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for applying a ghost image to an identification document that include the actions of obtaining a first image of an object. Identifying a first portion of the first image that corresponds with the object and a second portion of the first image that does not correspond with the object. Generating a second image by converting the first image to a negative image, and removing the second portion of the first image that does not correspond to the object. Generating a halftone image from the second image. Causing optically variable media to be applied to the identification document based on the halftone image. The optically variable media has a first appearance when viewed from in reflected light at a first angle and a second, different appearance when viewed in reflected light at a second, different angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Idemia Identity & Security USA LLC
    Inventors: Robert Jones, Yecheng Wu, Daoshen Bi
  • Patent number: 10899256
    Abstract: A seat assembly, for a vehicle having a frame member, includes a seat back, a seat cushion, and a seat bracket. The frame member extends along a floor of the vehicle and includes a bore. The seat cushion is pivotally coupled to the seat back for movement between a use position and a raised position. The seat bracket is coupled to at least one of the seat back and the seat cushion. The seat bracket includes a pin that extends downwardly in a vehicle vertical direction. The pin engages with the bore to temporarily attach the seat cushion and the seat back to the frame member on the floor of the vehicle and inhibit a rotation of the seat assembly in a vehicle forward direction when the seat cushion is in the raised position due to the engagement of the pin extending through the bore of the frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Shelby L. Brown, Edward Qiu, Patrick J. Edgar, Jacob C. Herget, Vikas Bhatia, Robert Jones, John Salvia
  • Patent number: 10886325
    Abstract: Focal plane arrays and infrared detector device having a transparent common ground structure and methods of their fabrication are disclosed. In one embodiment, a front-side illuminated infrared detector device includes a contact layer and a detector structure adjacent to the contact layer. The detector structure is capable of absorbing radiation. The front-side illuminated infrared detector device further includes a common ground structure adjacent the detector structure, wherein the common ground structure is transmissive to radiation having a wavelength in a predetermined spectral band, and the common ground structure has a bandgap that is wider than a bandgap of the detector structure. The front-side illuminated infrared detector device further includes an optical layer adjacent the common ground structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: L3 CINCINNATI ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yajun Wei, Steven Allen, Michael Garter, Mark Greiner, David Forrai, Darrel Endres, Robert Jones
  • Publication number: 20200398717
    Abstract: A seat assembly, for a vehicle having a frame member, includes a seat back, a seat cushion, and a seat bracket. The frame member extends along a floor of the vehicle and includes a bore. The seat cushion is pivotally coupled to the seat back for movement between a use position and a raised position. The seat bracket is coupled to at least one of the seat back and the seat cushion. The seat bracket includes a pin that extends downwardly in a vehicle vertical direction. The pin engages with the bore to temporarily attach the seat cushion and the seat back to the frame member on the floor of the vehicle and inhibit a rotation of the seat assembly in a vehicle forward direction when the seat cushion is in the raised position due to the engagement of the pin extending through the bore of the frame member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Shelby L. Brown, Edward Qiu, Patrick J. Edgar, Jacob C. Herget, Vikas Bhatia, Robert Jones, John Salvia
  • Publication number: 20200374668
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present invention provides for a computer system which includes at least the following components: a plurality of computing devices associated with a plurality of users associated with a plurality of users; where each computing device of the plurality of computing devices is configured to: electronically receive software which, when being executed, cause such computing device to display a plurality of instances of a specifically programmed graphical user interface (GUI); where each instance of the GUI is configured to display a real-time updatable meeting information representative of a direct electronic proximity-based communication between at least two computing devices associated with at least two users who desire to meet at a particular location to engage in a transaction of at least one good, at least one service, or both, whose marketable value lasts for a period of 30 seconds to 60 minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: John Stuart Kime, Nathan Robert Jones, Christopher Tice Peifer, Andrew David Michaelis, Quenby Justina Swinson-Mitchell, David Rodriguez, Nathan Madera