Patents by Inventor Robert L. Hill

Robert L. Hill 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: 11350627
    Abstract: Composite materials that are palatable to a wood-destroying pest species and also pesticidal to the pest species can be used in pest control devices and can be used as wood substitutes for structural components, which are resistant to destruction by wood-destroying pests. The composite materials include a thermoplastic polymer, a food material for the pest and a pesticide. The composite material is formed by mixing a thermoplastic polymer, wood fragments or other cellulosic materials and a quantity of pesticide, and thereafter creating a molten material within a mixer, compounder, extruder or the like. The molten material is extruded or molded to form the desired shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: CORTEVA AGRISCIENCE
    Inventors: Robert L. Hill, James E. King, Joseph J. DeMark, Anton Arnoldy, Mike P. Tolley, Donald E. Williams, III, Joseph E. Eger, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11341870
    Abstract: An adhesive label is provided. The adhesive label includes an adhesive patch that covers at least 50% but less than 85% of a backside surface of the adhesive label and that is at least partially horizontally and vertically centered on the backside surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Iconex LLC
    Inventors: Pamela Sue Hill, Stephen Cameron Van Winkle, Austin Daniel Anderson, Tom Edward Zagaya, Robert L. Shinkle, II
  • Publication number: 20220153552
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for a stairlift overspeed safety system are disclosed. The overspeed safety system may include a centripetal cam assembly, a trigger assembly, and a jammer assembly. The centripetal cam assembly may include a spring-loaded plate and a plurality of centripetal cams connected to the spring-loaded plate, configured to move to an extended position when the rail speed exceeds the speed threshold. The trigger assembly may include a trigger plate configured to be pushed by at least one of the centripetal cams when moved to the extended position. Pushing the trigger plate may cause a switch to open to shut off power to the motorized stairlift. The jammer assembly may include a jammer configured to wedge between teeth of a rack and pinion of the motorized stairlift to initiate a deceleration to stop movement of the motorized stairlift.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Alexander Pratt, IV, Derek J. Nash, Mark L. Hill, Mark Steven Jackson
  • Publication number: 20220153553
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for a stairlift overspeed safety system are disclosed. The overspeed safety system may include a centripetal cam assembly, a trigger assembly, and a jammer assembly. The centripetal cam assembly may include a spring-loaded plate and a plurality of centripetal cams connected to the spring-loaded plate, configured to move to an extended position when the rail speed exceeds the speed threshold. The trigger assembly may include a trigger plate configured to be pushed by at least one of the centripetal cams when moved to the extended position. Pushing the trigger plate may cause a switch to open to shut off power to the motorized stairlift. The jammer assembly may include a jammer configured to wedge between teeth of a rack and pinion of the motorized stairlift to initiate a deceleration to stop movement of the motorized stairlift.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Alexander Pratt, IV, Derek J. Nash, Mark L. Hill, Mark Steven Jackson
  • Patent number: 11083193
    Abstract: Composite materials that are palatable to a wood-destroying pest species and also pesticidal to the pest species can be used in pest control devices and can be used as wood substitutes for structural components, which are resistant to destruction by wood-destroying pests. The composite materials include a thermoplastic polymer, a food material for the pest and a pesticide. The composite material is formed by mixing a thermoplastic polymer, wood fragments or other cellulosic materials and a quantity of pesticide, and thereafter creating a molten material within a mixer, compounder, extruder or the like. The molten material is extruded or molded to form the desired shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Robert L. Hill, James E. King, Joseph J. DeMark, Anton Arnoldy, Mike P. Tolley, Donald E. Williams, III, Joseph E. Eger
  • Publication number: 20210060255
    Abstract: An auto-injector apparatus includes a flexible container containing a liquid medicant, a needle communicated with a container, a housing with a container being received in the housing, pump disposed in the housing and positioned to engage the flexible container and expel the medicant from the container through the needle upon relative movement between the pump and the container, and a main drive spring operably associated with the needle to extend the needle from a first needle position wherein the needle completely received in the housing to a second needle position wherein the needle protrudes from the using. The pump may be a roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Colin J. Mathews, Chris J. Hurlstone, Ben G. Turner, Oliver T. Harvey, Dominic C. Reber, John G. Wilmot, Clarence M. Mesa, Robert L. Hill, James R. Stewart
  • Publication number: 20200315166
    Abstract: Composite materials that are palatable to a wood-destroying pest species and also pesticidal to the pest species can be used in pest control devices and can be used as wood substitutes for structural components, which are resistant to destruction by wood-destroying pests. The composite materials include a thermoplastic polymer, a food material for the pest and a pesticide. The composite material is formed by mixing a thermoplastic polymer, wood fragments or other cellulosic materials and a quantity of pesticide, and thereafter creating a molten material within a mixer, compounder, extruder or the like. The molten material is extruded or molded to form the desired shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Robert L. HILL, James E. KING, Joseph J. DeMARK, Anton ARNOLDY, Mike P. TOLLEY, Donald E. WILLIAMS, III, Joseph E. EGER, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200254182
    Abstract: An auto-injector apparatus includes a flexible container containing a liquid medicant, a needle communicated with a container, a housing with a container being received in the housing, a pump disposed in the housing and positioned to engage the flexible container and expel the medicant from the container through the needle upon relative movement between the pump and the container, and a main drive spring operably as ted with the needle to extend the needle fro a first needle position wherein the needle is completely received in the housing to a second needle position wherein the needle protrudes from the housing. The pump may be a roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Colin J. Mathews, Chris J. Hurlstone, Ben G. Turner, Oliver T. Harvey, Dominic C. Reber, John G. Wilmot, Clarence M. Mesa, Robert L. Hill, James R. Stewart
  • Publication number: 20200069884
    Abstract: An automatic injection device including a housing, a chamber with a first compartment and a second compartment, and a seal structure between the compartments. The seal structure is initially in a sealing condition that seals the first compartment from the second compartment, where the seal includes a plug and an outer sealing member. The plug is slidably movable within the outer sealing member to convert the seal structure from the sealing condition to a mixing condition by opening a path between the first compartment and the second compartment. The automatic injection device also includes a needle assembly and an activation assembly. Activation of the activation assembly causes (1) pressurization of the first compartment, (2) the seal structure to convert from the sealing condition to the mixing condition, and (3) the first and second medicament components to be mixed and forced through the needle assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Steven Griffiths, Robert L. Hill
  • Publication number: 20190381255
    Abstract: An automatic injector dispenses a predetermined dose of medicament without a user having to manually force the needle into an injection site. The automatic injector includes a needle cover having a locked retracted position with respect to the injector housing prior to a medicament dispensing operation. The needle cover is operative to engage an injection site prior to a medicament dispensing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Egerton Young, Sophie Rebecca Raven, Christopher John Hurlstone, Craig Malcolm Rochford, Colin James Mathews, John G. Wilmot, Robert L. Hill
  • Publication number: 20190255254
    Abstract: A cartridge assembly apparatus for an auto-injector includes a flexible container containing a liquid medicant. A needle hub is connected to the flexible container. A needle is attached to the needle hub and extends proximally from the needle hub. A frame is connected to the needle hub and includes a frame proximal end extending proximally beyond a proximal end of the needle. The needle hub and the needle are displaceable relative to the frame in a proximal direction to insert the needle into a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: John G. Wilmot, Clarence M. Mesa, Robert L. Hill, James R. Stewart, Colin J. Mathews, Christopher J. Hurlstone, Ben G. Turner, Christian Dunning
  • Publication number: 20180256824
    Abstract: An automatic injection device including a housing, a chamber with a first compartment and a second compartment, and a seal structure between the compartments. The seal structure is initially in a sealing condition that seals the first compartment from the second compartment, where the seal includes a plug and an outer sealing member. The plug is slidably movable within the outer sealing member to convert the seal structure from the sealing condition to a mixing condition by opening a path between the first compartment and the second compartment. The automatic injection device also includes a needle assembly and an activation assembly. Activation of the activation assembly causes (1) pressurization of the first compartment, (2) the seal structure to convert from the sealing condition to the mixing condition, and (3) the first and second medicament components to be mixed and forced through the needle assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Steven Griffiths, Robert L. Hill
  • Publication number: 20180168145
    Abstract: Composite materials that are palatable to a wood-destroying pest species and also pesticidal to the pest species can be used in pest control devices and can be used as wood substitutes for structural components, which are resistant to destruction by wood-destroying pests. The composite materials include a thermoplastic polymer, a food material for the pest and a pesticide. The composite material is formed by mixing a thermoplastic polymer, wood fragments or other cellulosic materials and a quantity of pesticide, and thereafter creating a molten material within a mixer, compounder, extruder or the like. The molten material is extruded or molded to form the desired shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Robert L. Hill, James E. King, Joseph J. DeMark, Anton Arnoldy, Mike P. Tolley, Donald E. Williams, III, Joseph E. Eger
  • Patent number: 9861097
    Abstract: Composite materials that are palatable to a wood-destroying pest species and also pesticidal to the pest species can be used in pest control devices and can be used as wood substitutes for structural components, which are resistant to destruction by wood-destroying pests. The composite materials include a thermoplastic polymer, a food material for the pest and a pesticide. The composite material is formed by mixing a thermoplastic polymer, wood fragments or other cellulosic materials and a quantity of pesticide, and thereafter creating a molten material within a mixer, compounder, extruder or the like. The molten material is extruded or molded to form the desired shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Robert L. Hill, James E. King, Joseph J. DeMark, Anton Arnoldy, Mike P. Tolley, Donald E. Williams, III, Joseph E. Eger, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170360030
    Abstract: Composite materials that are palatable to a wood-destroying pest species and also pesticidal to the pest species can be used in pest control devices and can be used as wood substitutes for structural components, which are resistant to destruction by wood-destroying pests. The composite materials include a thermoplastic polymer, a food material for the pest and a pesticide. The composite material is formed by mixing a thermoplastic polymer, wood fragments or other cellulosic materials and a quantity of pesticide, and thereafter creating a molten material within a mixer, compounder, extruder or the like. The molten material is extruded or molded to form the desired shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Robert L. Hill, James E. King, Joseph J. DeMark, Anton Arnoldy, Mike P. Tolley, Donald E. Williams, III, Joseph E. Eger, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170281854
    Abstract: An auto-injector apparatus includes a flexible container containing a liquid medicant, a needle communicated with a container, a housing with a container being received in the housing, a pump disposed in the housing and positioned to engage the flexible container and expel the medicant from the container through the needle upon relative movement between the pump and the container, and a main drive spring operably associated with the needle to extend the needle from a first needle position wherein the needle is completely received in the housing to a second needle position wherein the needle protrudes from the housing. The pump may be a roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Colin J. Mathews, Chris J. Hurlstone, Ben G. Turner, Oliver T. Harvey, Dominic C. Reber, John G. Wilmot, Clarence M. Mesa, Robert L. Hill, James R. Stewart
  • Patent number: 9775341
    Abstract: Composite materials that are palatable to a wood-destroying pest species and also pesticidal to the pest species can be used in pest control devices and can be used as wood substitutes for structural components, which are resistant to destruction by wood-destroying pests. The composite materials include a thermoplastic polymer, a food material for the pest and a pesticide. The composite material is formed by mixing a thermoplastic polymer, wood fragments or other cellulosic materials and a quantity of pesticide, and thereafter creating a molten material within a mixer, compounder, extruder or the like. The molten material is extruded or molded to form the desired shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Robert L. Hill, James E. King, Joseph J. DeMark, Anton Arnoldy, Mike P. Tolley, Donald E. Williams, III, Joseph E. Eger, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170173271
    Abstract: An automatic injector dispenses a predetermined dose of medicament without a user having to manually force the needle into an injection site. The automatic injector includes a needle cover having a locked retracted position with respect to the injector housing prior to a medicament dispensing operation. The needle cover is operative to engage an injection site prior to a medicament dispensing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew Egerton Young, Sophie Rebecca Raven, Christopher John Hurlstone, Craig Malcolm Rochford, Colin James Mathews, John G. Wilmot, Robert L. Hill
  • Publication number: 20170128665
    Abstract: An auto-injector apparatus includes a flexible container containing a liquid medicant, a needle communicated with a container, a housing with a container being received in the housing, a pump disposed in the housing and positioned to engage the flexible container and expel the medicant from the container through the needle upon relative movement between the pump and the container, and a main drive spring operably associated with the needle to extend the needle from a first needle position wherein the needle is completely received in the housing to a second needie position wherein the needle protrudes from the housing. The pump may be a roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Colin J. Mathews, Chris J. Hurlstone, Ben G. Turner, Oliver T. Harvey, Dominic C. Reber, John G. Wilmot, Clarence M. Mesa, Robert L. Hill, James R. Stewart
  • Publication number: 20170035972
    Abstract: A cartridge assembly apparatus for an auto-injector includes a flexible container containing a liquid medicant. A needle hub is connected to the flexible container. A needle is attached to the needle hub and extends proximally from the needle hub. A frame is connected to the needle hub and includes a frame proximal end extending proximally beyond a proximal end of the needle. The needle hub and the needle are displaceable relative to the frame in a proximal direction to insert the needle into a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: John G. Wilmot, Clarence M. Mesa, Robert L. Hill, James R. Stewart, Colin J. Mathews, Christopher J. Hurlstone, Ben G. Turner, Christian Dunning