Patents by Inventor Robert Lombard

Robert Lombard 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: 8360783
    Abstract: An aural, neural muscle memory response tool includes an acoustic resonator in the form of a two-pronged fork with parallel tines formed from a U-shaped bar of elastic metal. The U-shaped bar is attached to a deflector at a curved vertex. The tines are configured to resonate at a determined frequency up to about 20 Hz. A housing houses and stably supports the deflector and also houses a portion of the tines without contacting the tines. Optionally, the tool may include a manually actuatable trigger configured to cause the tines to vibrate when actuated. Use of the tool for training entails performing a task; determining to either associate a sound generated by the tool with the performed task, and if the sound generated by the tool will be associated with the performed task, generating the sound. These steps may be repeated until the training session is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventors: Robert Lombard, Robert Lombard, Jr., Barbara Lombard, Brian Lombard
  • Patent number: 8309157
    Abstract: A flexible, strip-shaped food product is made by comminuting substantially frozen meat and heating the comminuted meat to at least partially denature the meat proteins and cooling the cooked meat. About 4% by weight to about 45% by weight of wheat flour is admixed with the cooked meat, along with other ingredients, to form a dough. Use of the wheat flour unexpectedly increases tensile strength of the dough and products baked from the dough, and maintains flexibility of the strip-shaped food products over an extended period of time. Cooking of the meat in the presence of salt unexpectedly increases water activity of the pieces, resulting in a product that has a skin and a moist middle, while maintaining tensile strength. The dough is rotary-molded into strip-shaped pieces. The rotary mold may have angled die cups. The strip-shaped dough pieces are then baked and dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Del Monte Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Lombard, Kenchu Tham, Haitao Ni, Paul Ziemba, Harry Levine
  • Publication number: 20100266997
    Abstract: An aural, neural muscle memory response tool includes an acoustic resonator in the form of a two-pronged fork with parallel tines formed from a U-shaped bar of elastic metal. The U-shaped bar is attached to a deflector at a curved vertex. The tines are configured to resonate at a determined frequency up to about 20 Hz. A housing houses and stably supports the deflector and also houses a portion of the tines without contacting the tines. Optionally, the tool may include a manually actuatable trigger configured to cause the tines to vibrate when actuated. Use of the tool for training entails performing a task; determining to either associate a sound generated by the tool with the performed task, and if the sound generated by the tool will be associated with the performed task, generating the sound. These steps may be repeated until the training session is complete.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventors: Robert Lombard, Robert Lombard, JR., Barbara Lombard, Brian Lombard
  • Patent number: 7347314
    Abstract: The invention provides a movable walkway installation (10), such as an escalator or a travelator, which installation (10) includes a movable support member (18) for transporting persons supported thereon, a movable handrail (16) for gripping by persons transported by the movable support member (18), and a disinfecting device (14) which is installed and positioned for disinfecting the movable handrail (16) during movement of the handrail (16) past the disinfecting device (14). The disinfecting device (10) may be arranged to produce ultra-violet radiation selected to have a disinfecting or germicidal effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Otis (Proprietary) Limited
    Inventor: Morné Robert Lombard
  • Publication number: 20080020117
    Abstract: A flexible, strip-shaped food product is made by comminuting substantially frozen meat and heating the comminuted meat to at least partially denature the meat proteins and cooling the cooked meat. About 4% by weight to about 45% by weight of wheat flour is admixed with the cooked meat, along with other ingredients, to form a dough. Use of the wheat flour unexpectedly increases tensile strength of the dough and products baked from the dough, and maintains flexibility of the strip-shaped food products over an extended period of time. Cooking of the meat in the presence of salt unexpectedly increases water activity of the pieces, resulting in a product that has a skin and a moist middle, while maintaining tensile strength. The dough is rotary-molded into strip-shaped pieces. The rotary mold may have angled die cups. The strip-shaped dough pieces are then baked and dried.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Applicant: Delmonte Corporation
    Inventors: Robert LOMBARD, Kenchu Tham, Haitao Ni, Paul Ziemba, Harry Levine
  • Patent number: 7282235
    Abstract: A flexible, strip-shaped food product is made by comminuting substantially frozen meat and heating the comminuted meat to at least partially denature the meat proteins and cooling the cooked meat. About 4% by weight to about 45% by weight of wheat flour is admixed with the cooked meat, along with other ingredients, to form a dough. Use of the wheat flour unexpectedly increases tensile strength of the dough and products baked from the dough, and maintains flexibility of the strip-shaped food products over an extended period of time. Cooking of the meat in the presence of salt unexpectedly increases water activity of the pieces, resulting in a product that has a skin and a moist middle, while maintaining tensile strength. The dough is rotary-molded into strip-shaped pieces. The rotary mold may have angled die cups. The strip-shaped dough pieces are then baked and dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Del Monte Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Lombard, Kenchu Tham, Haitao Ni, Paul Ziemba, Harry Levine
  • Publication number: 20050048189
    Abstract: A flexible, strip-shaped food product is made by comminuting substantially frozen meat and heating the comminuted meat to at least partially denature the meat proteins and cooling the cooked meat. About 4% by weight to about 45% by weight of wheat flour is admixed with the cooked meat, along with other ingredients, to form a dough. Use of the wheat flour unexpectedly increases tensile strength of the dough and products baked from the dough, and maintains flexibility of the strip-shaped food products over an extended period of time. Cooking of the meat in the presence of salt unexpectedly increases water activity of the pieces, resulting in a product that has a skin and a moist middle, while maintaining tensile strength. The dough is rotary-molded into strip-shaped pieces. The rotary mold may have angled die cups. The strip-shaped dough pieces are then baked and dried.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Publication date: March 3, 2005
    Inventors: Robert Lombard, Kenchu Tham, Haitao Ni, Paul Ziemba, Harry Levine