Patents by Inventor Robert L. Warren

Robert L. Warren 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: 10293999
    Abstract: A transportation collar that includes a ring having a central longitudinal axis and including: a base wall extending transversely and radially inwardly with respect to the axis, and an annular skirt extending in a first axial direction axially away from the base wall; and a peripheral impact barrier extending radially outwardly from the ring adapted to position both the transportation collar and a container carried by the collar relative to one or more additional adjacent transportation collars and one or more additional corresponding containers, wherein the peripheral impact barrier comprises a flange wall extending transversely with respect to the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory James Warren, Terry L. Berrier, Robert Edward Herndon, Roy Crogan, Gregory Charles Brod
  • Publication number: 20160298866
    Abstract: A novel system for using a high water content polymer and its various implementations to provide a means of evaporative cooling and temperature regulation for buildings and structures. This invention will provide benefits at much lower initial and ongoing costs than competing solutions and will bring other benefits and extensions inherent in its design and implementation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Paul W. Schmalzl, Robert L. Warren
  • Publication number: 20160075602
    Abstract: A novel admixture approach to be used in various concrete formulations as a means of modifying and enhancing performance of the concrete. This invention will provide benefits in a variety of ways, including enhanced control over concrete curing times, increased strength and beneficial changes in concrete formulations, particularly useful for specific applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: Polymerium, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Paul W. SCHMALZL, Robert L. WARREN
  • Patent number: 7114783
    Abstract: The present invention provides a seating apparatus having an adjustable level of firmness. The seating apparatus comprises a base, an inflatable element arranged on the base, and a cover covering the inflatable element. Access means in communication with the inflatable element are provided, enabling inflation of the inflatable element for providing an adjustable firmness in the seating area. The inflatable element may comprise a ring having a center opening. The base may comprise a ring having a center opening coinciding with the center opening of the inflatable element. The cover may comprise a section of permeable material over the center opening. A fan may be affixed within the center opening for providing airflow through the center opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: SOTA Music, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Warren, Ryan J. Matzinger
  • Publication number: 20020060428
    Abstract: A biodegradable skeet or trap target with a body composed principally of a composted waste material comprising sewage sludge, composted animal manure, and/or composted plant matter suitable for fertilizing plants, encapsulated within a substantially rigid, frangible matrix formed of a degradable binder material, is provided by the invention. The body of the target may also comprise a generally inert granular filler material, preferably sand. As an alternative to or in addition to the preferred composted waste material, prepared plant fertilizer may be used as the principal material in the composition of the target. A method of making a biodegradable target with plant nutrients is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2001
    Publication date: May 23, 2002
    Inventor: Robert L. Warren
  • Patent number: 6332120
    Abstract: Broadcast audio is automatically monitored for information of interest. A computer processor has a memory associated therewith for storing a vocabulary of keywords of interest. An audio receiver receives an audio broadcast. A speech recognition system associated with the audio receiver and computer processor detects when one of the keywords appears in a received audio segment. A report generator associated with the computer processor and responsive to the detection of a keyword generates a report detailing the detected keyword and its context. The system is particularly well suited to the verification of commercial messages and to assist in public relations efforts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2001
    Assignee: Solana Technology Development Corporation
    Inventor: Robert L. Warren
  • Patent number: 6252522
    Abstract: A system for measuring exposure to a visual display such as a billboard. A transmitter that is proximate to the billboard broadcasts a data signal that carries information relating to the billboard. This information may identify the location of the billboard, the message displayed by the billboard, and time of day. The data signal is provided at a power level that is adapted to reach a pre-defined exposure area in which the billboard can be viewed. A portable receiving device is provided to a defined consumer population to measure the exposure of the consumers to the billboards. The receiving device may be carried or worn by the consumer, or carried in the consumer's vehicle. The receiving device is adapted to recover the data signal and store the information relating to the billboard when the viewer is in the pre-defined exposure area. The time of day and duration of the exposure may also be recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Solana Technology Development Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Dean Hampton, Kamran Moallemi, Robert L. Warren
  • Patent number: 6154484
    Abstract: Auxiliary data is transported in subbands of a primary data signal by hiding the data in the form of colored noise. The colored noise has a spectrum that simulates the spectrum of the primary data signal in each subband. The data to be transported is first converted to a spread spectrum signal. The primary data signal is analyzed to determine its spectral shape. The same spectral shape is imparted to the spread spectrum signal in each subband, which is then combined with the primary data signal for transmission. The spectral shaping can be performed using time domain modeling and synthesis such as linear predictive coding. A plurality of different auxiliary information streams can be transported on the primary data signal. By adjusting the gain of individual spread spectrum signal carrier(s) and the power of the colored noise, the auxiliary information stream(s) can be rendered at any desired level below or above an interference threshold in the primary data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Solana Technology Development Corporation
    Inventors: Chong U. Lee, Kamran Moallemi, Robert L. Warren
  • Patent number: 5963909
    Abstract: Reproduction of a multi-media data signal which is stored on a source media or distributed via a communication network is controlled by inserting master tag data and control tag data into the data signal. A player/recorder inserts an additional generation of control tag information each time a copy of the media is made. If the number of generations of the control tag information is above a threshold value, reproduction of the data signal may be inhibited. For example, if the data signal comprises video data, the player/recorder may only allow playing of the video signal on a display but will not allow recording. The playing and recording of associated signals, such as an audio signal which accompanies a video signal, may also be controlled. The master tag data and control tag data may be provided as spread spectrum signals which are spectrally shaped and power-adjusted according to the data signal to render them imperceptible in the data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Solana Technology Development Corporation
    Inventors: Robert L. Warren, Chong U. Lee, Kamran Moallemi
  • Patent number: 5937000
    Abstract: Auxiliary data is transported in a primary data signal by hiding the data in the form of colored noise. The colored noise has a spectrum that simulates the spectrum of the primary data signal. The data to be transported is first converted to a spread spectrum signal. The primary data signal is analyzed to determine its spectral shape. The same spectral shape is imparted to the spread spectrum signal, which is then combined with the primary data signal for transmission. The spectral shaping can be performed using time domain modeling and synthesis such as linear predictive coding or by using subband coding techniques such as fast Fourier transforms. A plurality of different auxiliary information streams can be transported on the primary data signal. By adjusting the gain of individual spread spectrum signal carrier(s) and the power of the colored noise, the auxiliary information stream(s) can be rendered at a desired level at, below or above an interference threshold in the primary data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: Solana Technology Development Corporation
    Inventors: Chong U. Lee, Kamran Moallemi, Robert L. Warren
  • Patent number: 5822360
    Abstract: Auxiliary data is transported in a conventional audio signal by hiding the data in the form of colored noise. The colored noise has a spectrum that simulates the spectrum of the primary audio signal. The data to be transported is first converted to a spread spectrum signal. The primary audio signal is analyzed to determine its spectral shape. The same spectral shape is imparted to the spread spectrum signal, which is then combined with the primary audio signal for transmission. The spectral shaping can be performed using time domain modeling and synthesis such as linear predictive coding or by using subband coding techniques such as fast Fourier transforms. A plurality of different auxiliary information streams can be transported on the audio signal. By adjusting the gain of individual spread spectrum signal carrier(s) and the power of the colored noise, the auxiliary information stream(s) can be rendered inaudible in the primary audio signal, or at any desired level below or above an audible threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: Solana Technology Development Corporation
    Inventors: Chong U. Lee, Kamran Moallemi, Robert L. Warren
  • Patent number: 5719937
    Abstract: Reproduction of a data signal which is stored on a source media or distributed via a communication network is controlled by inserting master tag data and control tag data into the data signal. A player/recorder inserts an additional generation of control tag information each time a copy of the media is made. If the number of generations of the control tag information is above a threshold value, reproduction of the data signal may be inhibited. For example, if the data signal comprises audio data, the player/recorder may only allow playing of the audio signal over speakers but will not allow recording. The playing and recording of associated signals, such as a video signal which accompanies an audio signal, may also be controlled. The master tag data and control tag data may be provided as spread spectrum signals which are spectrally shaped and power-adjusted according to the data signal to render them imperceptible in the data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1998
    Assignee: Solana Technology Develpment Corporation
    Inventors: Robert L. Warren, Chong U. Lee, Kamran Moallemi
  • Patent number: D375098
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1996
    Assignee: Solana Technology Development Corporation
    Inventors: Kamran Moallemi, Robert L. Warren
  • Patent number: D376148
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: Solana Technology Development Corporation
    Inventors: Kamran Moallemi, Robert L. Warren, Michael L. Aronson