Patents by Inventor Robert L. Brown

Robert L. Brown 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: 10815083
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method for shingulating, singulating, and synchronizing articles in an article feeder system are disclosed. The article feeder system may include a shingulating device configured to receive a stack of articles and to produce a positively lapped stack of articles, a plurality of picking devices configured to pick one or more articles from the positively lapped stack of articles and to produce one or more singulated articles, and one or more synchronization devices configured to deliver the one or more singulated articles to one or more sorter windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: John W. Brown, Edward F. Houston, Juan A. Roman, Leung M. Shiu, Riley H. Mayhall, Thomas A. Hillerich, Jr., Jacob L. Timm, Matthew G. Good, William P. McConnell, Robert L. Schlender, Christopher D. Austin
  • Patent number: 10806725
    Abstract: Small molecule inhibitors of XBP1 splicing by IRE1? are provided, as well as methods for their use in treating or preventing cancer (e.g., endocrine resistant breast cancer), diabetes, and obesity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Sivanesan Dakshanamurthy, Milton L. Brown, Robert Clarke, Ayesha N. Shajahan-Haq, Jacqueline Smith
  • Patent number: 10766393
    Abstract: A cup holder assembly for a seat assembly of a vehicle includes a side shield and a net. The side shield includes an inner surface, an outer surface, a curved indentation wall extending from the outer surface, and a bottom wall. The net has an upper edge, a lower edge, and a pair of side edges. The lower edge has a length less than a length of the upper edge. The lower edge and the pair of side edges of the net engage with the outer surface of the side shield to bound at least a portion of the curved indentation wall. The net includes an apex that extends outwardly beyond the outer surface such that the net is configured to retain an object within the cup holder assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Shelby L. Brown, Lindsay A. Babian, Hamshivraj Dhamrat, Robert J. Hazlewood
  • Publication number: 20200270629
    Abstract: The invention provides a transgenic Gossypium hirsutum event MON 88702, plants, plant cells, seeds, plant parts, progeny plants, and commodity products comprising event MON 88702. The invention also provides polynucleotides specific for event MON 88702, plants, plant cells, seeds, plant parts, progeny plants, and commodity products comprising polynucleotides for event MON 88702. The invention also provides methods related to event MON 88702.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: WASEEM AKBAR, ROBERT S. BROWN, WEN C. BURNS, THOMAS L. CLARK, STANISLAW FLASINSKI, ANILKUMAR GOWDA, AIHONG PAN, XIAOHONG SHI, JASON W. STELZER, KUNSHENG WU
  • Patent number: 10752875
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and method for producing an organic compound using fermentation wherein multiple components of the system are recycled within the system. The system and method allow for extraction of a high concentration of the organic compound from the fermentation broth in a continuous system that allows recycling of the biomass, aqueous fermentation broth and extraction solvents. The system and method are particularly well adapted for producing and extracting ethanol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND COMPANY
    Inventors: Charles A Abbas, Dan L Brown, Matt Dyer, Mark D Isder, Travis Nelson, Dan L Fanselow, Robert T Fitzsimons, Masayuki Nakamura, John F Reed, Brian Bone, Rhea J Sammons, Jerry Barnes, Jerod Fults
  • Patent number: 10745224
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method for shingulating, singulating, and synchronizing articles in an article feeder system are disclosed. The article feeder system may include a shingulating device configured to receive a stack of articles and to produce a positively lapped stack of articles, a plurality of picking devices configured to pick one or more articles from the positively lapped stack of articles and to produce one or more singulated articles, and one or more synchronization devices configured to deliver the one or more singulated articles to one or more sorter windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: John W. Brown, Edward F. Houston, Juan A. Roman, Leung M. Shiu, Riley H. Mayhall, Thomas A. Hillerich, Jr., Jacob L. Timm, Matthew G. Good, William P. McConnell, Robert L. Schlender, Christopher D. Austin
  • Publication number: 20200198218
    Abstract: A thermoforming system and related methods for manufacturing thermoplastic parts, such as interior panels for aircraft, may include a roll-to-roll operation and a forming press having at least one selectively rotatable tool. The rotatable tool, which may include a mold and/or a die, may be multifaceted, such that different faces of the tool have different mold arrangements for different forming characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Karen L. Hills, Sergio H. Sanchez, Douglas Alan Brown, Jason Christopher Lail, Michael John Cloud, Jason Turner, Richard V. Phillips, Robert Cook, Hun Sok Basom, DeWayne F. Wendt
  • Publication number: 20200189986
    Abstract: Plurality of granules comprising a ceramic core having an outer surface and a shell on and surrounding the core, wherein the shell comprises ceramic particles bound together with an inorganic binder, the inorganic binder comprising reaction product of at least alkali silicate and hardener, wherein the ceramic particles are present as greater than 50 percent by weight of the shell of the respective granule, based on the total weight of the shell of the respective granule, wherein the shell of each granule has a total porosity in a range from greater than 0 to 60 percent by volume, based on the total volume of the shell of the respective granule, wherein the shell of each granule has a volume of at least 40 volume percent, based on the total volume of the respective granule, and wherein the granules have a minimum Total Solar Reflectance of at least 0.7. The granules are useful, for example, as roofing granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Robert P. Brown, Taisiya Skorina, Rebecca L. A. Everman, Jean A. Tangeman, Kenton D. Budd
  • Publication number: 20200194305
    Abstract: Methods of forming staircase structures. The method comprises forming a patterned hardmask over tiers. An exposed portion of an uppermost tier is removed to form an uppermost stair. A first liner material is formed over the patterned hardmask and the uppermost tier, and a portion of the first liner material is removed to form a first liner and expose an underlying tier. An exposed portion of the underlying tier is removed to form an underlying stair in the underlying tier. A second liner material is formed over the patterned hardmask, the first liner, and the second liner. A portion of the second liner material is removed to form a second liner and expose another underlying tier. An exposed portion of the another underlying tier is removed to form another underlying stair. The patterned hardmask is removed. Staircase structures and semiconductor device structure are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Lance Williamson, Adam L. Olson, Kaveri Jain, Robert Dembi, William R. Brown
  • Patent number: 10681316
    Abstract: A system for presentation of visual information to a user includes an image generator operatively coupled to an information source, a projector operatively coupled to the image generator and configured to project light indicative of the image within a defined region of space comprising a head box, a head worn viewing device comprising an optical element configured to receive the light indicative of the image when the optical element is positioned in the head box and to convert the light indicative of the image into a final image viewable by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlo L. Tiana, Robert D. Brown, Steven E. Koenck
  • Publication number: 20200170708
    Abstract: A spinal implant system includes a spinal implant template configured to provide three dimensional coordinates of a selected implant configuration. An implant bending device includes work surfaces engageable with a spinal implant to manipulate the spinal implant to the selected implant configuration and an implant contact sensor. Surgical instruments, spinal constructs, implants and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC INC.
    Inventors: THOMAS V. MCGAHAN, MATTHEW M. MORRISON, RICHARD L. BROWN, VICTOR D. SNYDER, ROBERT A. TILL, JOHN HENGESBACH
  • Publication number: 20200147577
    Abstract: Plurality of granules comprising a ceramic core having an outer surface and a shell on and surrounding the core, wherein the shell comprises at least first concentric layers, wherein the first layer comprises first ceramic particles bound together with a first inorganic binder, wherein the first inorganic binder comprises reaction product of at least alkali silicate and hardener, wherein the shell of each granule collectively has a volume of at least 40 volume percent, based on the total volume of the respective granule, and wherein the granules have a minimum Total Solar Reflectance of at least 0.7. The granules are useful, for example, as roofing granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Jean A. Tangeman, Rebecca L. A. Everman, Taisiya Skorina, Robert P. Brown, Kenton D. Budd
  • Patent number: 10604769
    Abstract: The invention provides a transgenic Gossypium hirsutum event MON 88702, plants, plant cells, seeds, plant parts, progeny plants, and commodity products comprising event MON 88702. The invention also provides polynucleotides specific for event MON 88702, plants, plant cells, seeds, plant parts, progeny plants, and commodity products comprising polynucleotides for event MON 88702. The invention also provides methods related to event MON 88702.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Waseem Akbar, Robert S. Brown, Wen C. Burns, Thomas L. Clark, Stanislaw Flasinski, Anilkumar Gowda, Aihong Pan, Xiaohong Shi, Jason W. Stelzer, Kunsheng Wu
  • Patent number: 10600681
    Abstract: Methods of forming staircase structures. The method comprises forming a patterned hardmask over tiers. An exposed portion of an uppermost tier is removed to form an uppermost stair. A first liner material is formed over the patterned hardmask and the uppermost tier, and a portion of the first liner material is removed to form a first liner and expose an underlying tier. An exposed portion of the underlying tier is removed to form an underlying stair in the underlying tier. A second liner material is formed over the patterned hardmask, the first liner, and the second liner. A portion of the second liner material is removed to form a second liner and expose another underlying tier. An exposed portion of the another underlying tier is removed to form another underlying stair. The patterned hardmask is removed. Staircase structures and semiconductor device structure are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance Williamson, Adam L. Olson, Kaveri Jain, Robert Dembi, William R. Brown
  • Publication number: 20200085366
    Abstract: A system for assessing a spinal disorder includes a wearable electronic device having one or more sensors and an assessment system. The wearable electronic device is configured to be positioned on a portion of a lower back of a wearer, and the one or more sensors are configured to obtain patient data associated with the wearer. The system receives patient data from the one or more sensors, where the patient data includes movement data associated with movement of the lower back of the wearer, classifies the movement data into an initial grouping, further classifies the at least a portion of the movement data into one of the plurality of activity categories, generate a score corresponding to the at least a portion of the movement data based on the activity category to which the movement data is classified, and cause the score to be displayed via a client electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: NICHOLAS M. BENSON, Richard L. Brown, Newton H. Metcalf, Clark B. Norgaard, Steven D. Glassman, Shane Burch, Domagoj Coric, Robert A. Fields, Seth Georgion, Wing Au
  • Patent number: 10582968
    Abstract: A spinal implant system includes a spinal implant template configured to provide three dimensional coordinates of a selected implant configuration. An implant bending device includes work surfaces engageable with a spinal implant to manipulate the spinal implant to the selected implant configuration and an implant contact sensor. Surgical instruments, spinal constructs, implants and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas V. McGahan, Matthew M. Morrison, Richard L. Brown, Victor D. Snyder, Robert A. Till, Jr., John Hengesbach
  • Patent number: 10576680
    Abstract: A thermoforming system and related methods for manufacturing thermoplastic parts, such as interior panels for aircraft, may include a roll-to-roll operation and a forming press having at least one selectively rotatable tool. The rotatable tool, which may include a mold and/or a die, may be multifaceted, such that different faces of the tool have different mold arrangements for different forming characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Karen L. Hills, Sergio H. Sanchez, Douglas Alan Brown, Jason Christopher Lail, Michael John Cloud, Jason Turner, Richard V. Phillips, Robert Cook, Hun Sok Basom, DeWayne F. Wendt
  • Patent number: 10574539
    Abstract: A data store may contain data describing systems associated with an enterprise. The data store may contain electronic records, each containing a record identifier and a set of record characteristic values, including a service tier goal. A compliance score may be automatically calculated based on an assessment of record characteristic values, the service tier goal, and at least a system availability value, an incident response time value, and an incident restoration time value. A remediation recommendation may be generated, including steps that, when performed, will result in the selected system meeting the service tier goal. An indication representing the remediation recommendation may then be transmitted in connection with an interactive user interface display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hartford Fire Insurance Company
    Inventors: Patrick D. Brown, John G. Buccetti, Daniel R. Console, Lisa J. Kissane, Robert M. Nichols, Hugh J. Quinn, Irma Rivera, Kenneth A. Saucier, Angela L Secondino, Susan R. Vecchio, Donna M. Warnock
  • Publication number: 20200022735
    Abstract: A load sensing assembly for a spinal implant includes a set screw having a central opening that extends from a first end of the set screw toward a second end of the set screw. The second end of the set screw is configured to engage with an anchoring member. The load sensing assembly includes an antenna, an integrated circuit in communication with the antenna, where the integrated circuit is positioned within the central opening of the set screw, and a strain gauge in connection with the integrated circuit. The strain gauge is located within the central opening of the set screw in proximity to the second end of the set screw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Robert A. Fields, Nicholas Benson, Richard L. Brown, Newton H. Metcalf, JR., Arjun S. Kurian, Steven D. Glassman, Shane Burch, Domagoj Coric
  • Publication number: 20200022739
    Abstract: A load sensing assembly for a spinal implant includes a set screw having a central opening that extends from a first end of the set screw toward a second end of the set screw. The second end of the set screw is configured to engage with an anchoring member. The load sensing assembly includes an antenna, an integrated circuit in communication with the antenna, where the integrated circuit is positioned within the central opening of the set screw, and a strain gauge in connection with the integrated circuit. The strain gauge is located within the central opening of the set screw in proximity to the second end of the set screw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: NICHOLAS M. BENSON, Richard L. Brown, Newton H. Metcalf, Clark B. Norgaard, Steven D. Glassman, Shane Burch, Domagoj Coric, Robert A. Fields