Patents by Inventor Robert M. Peters

Robert M. Peters 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: 10711269
    Abstract: A method for making an asymmetrically-tagged sequencing library is provided. In some embodiments, the method may comprise: obtaining a symmetrically-tagged library of cDNA or genomic DNA fragments, hybridizing a tailed first primer to the 3? sequence tag of the library and extending the same to produce primer extension products, and amplifying the primer extension products using a pair of tailed primers to produce asymmetrically-tagged library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Jon Peter, David Taussig, Bahram Arezi, Robert A. Ach, Nicholas M. Sampas
  • Patent number: 10676684
    Abstract: Methods are provided for qualifying jet fuel fractions that are derived at least in part from pre-refined crude oil sources. The methods allow for determination of the stability of a jet fuel product over time by using an accelerated aging test. The methods are beneficial for verifying the stability of a jet fuel fraction that includes a portion derived from a pre-refined crude oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Roger G. Gaughan, Robert T. Peters, Timothy D. Suter, Bryan M. Knickerbocker
  • Publication number: 20190194737
    Abstract: Described herein is an adapter comprising a population of first oligonucleotides, a second oligonucleotide and a third oligonucleotide, wherein the first oligonucleotides, the second oligonucleotide and the third oligonucleotide are hybridized together to produce a complex that comprises: (i) a first end comprising a transposase recognition sequence, (ii) a central single-stranded region of variable sequence and (iii) a second end comprising sequences that are non-complementary. A method, as well as a kit for practicing the method, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Robert A. Ach, Nicholas M. Sampas, Brian Jon Peter
  • Publication number: 20190183040
    Abstract: A strand trimmer and method of use thereof. The strand trimmer includes a pair of pivotable arms each having a motor, a follower wheel, and a cutter-spindle assembly disposed thereon. The arms are biased toward one another and are guided by the follower wheels to pivot around obstacles passing between the arms. The motor rotates the cutter-spindle assembly to move cutting strands extending therefrom through a cutting path with sufficient rotational velocity to cut vegetation. The cutter-spindle assembly includes a reloadable spool and a strand-feed mechanism. The strand-feed mechanism includes a solenoid actuated plunger within a shaft of the cutter-spindle assembly which operates to non-contactingly actuate the plunger to feed out a length of strand. The solenoid is non-rotatably carried on the trimmer arm while the shaft of the cutter-spindle assembly is encircled by and rotated within the solenoid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Trimverse LLC
    Inventors: Robert Simmons, Mark T. Hamann, Royce M. Peters
  • Patent number: 4844056
    Abstract: A device is provided for use by a physician to relocate a dislocated shoulder of a patient. The device includes a bent rigid member, an upper arm connecting member attached to one end of the bent rigid member, a lower arm connecting member attached to the other end of the bent rigid member, a loop attached to the bent rigid member. The device is also supplied with belt means for attaching the loop to the physician in order to allow him to apply force to the bent rigid member by using his body weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1989
    Inventor: Robert M. Peters
  • Patent number: 4792729
    Abstract: A load side phase control circuit is used in conjunction with a conventional fluorescent light ballast (step-up autotransformer) and an isolation transformer to achieve fluorescent lamp brightness control. A resistor and capacitor connected in series shunt the phase control circuit to maintain low level illumination even when the phase control circuit is nonconducting and also provide a transient suppression when the phase control circuit switches to a conducting state. The circuit is especially suited to printed circuit board preassembly and subsequent connection to the lamp and ballast by a one step crimping operation. The resulting fluorescent lamp system--of the rapid start type--is well suited for use as a task light where the lamp is mounted relatively close to an underlying work area and receives power from a conventional outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1988
    Assignee: Lyall Electric, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert M. Peters
  • Patent number: 4606025
    Abstract: A system for automatically testing a plurality of memory arrays on selected memory array testers includes an interactive data entry device for entering array test specifications including characterizing information, DC testing parameters, AC testing parameters and AC test pattern choices for the array. The test specifications are entered in a format which is independent of a particular tester's characteristics. A universal language generator generates a tester independent universal language instruction sequence for carrying out the prescribed tests based upon the entered test specifications. Associated with each tester is a universal language translator which translates the tester independent universal language instruction sequence into an instruction sequence which is particular to the associated tester. The tester dependent instruction sequence may be loaded into the associated tester to produce the test signals for testing the memory array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1986
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corp.
    Inventors: Robert M. Peters, Henri D. Schnurmann, Louis J. Vidunas
  • Patent number: 4196621
    Abstract: In a device for detecting fluid flow, an elongated body, such as a wire, is supported so that when a substantial portion of its length is exposed to a flowing fluid with the longitudinal axis of said portion arranged substantially transverse to the fluid flow, said portion can be caused to vibrate by vortex shedding; an electromechanical transducer is coupled to the body so as to produce an electrical signal in response to the vibration; and either the presence of the electrical signal is detected, for operation as a safety switch, or the frequency of the vibrations is detected, for measurement of fluid flow rate, fluid velocity etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1980
    Assignee: National Research Development Corporation
    Inventors: John G. Beese, Robert M. Peters, Malcolm V. Wade
  • Patent number: 3977141
    Abstract: A panel structure comprised of a plurality of side-by-side segments formed to present the configuration and aesthetics of hand-split wooden shakes for a building roof and/or wall, and trimming and finishing accessories therefor similarly formed to simulate wooden shake structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1974
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1976
    Assignee: Aluminum Company of America
    Inventor: Robert M. Peters
  • Patent number: 3953946
    Abstract: A panel structure comprised of a plurality of side-by-side segments formed to present the configuration and aesthetics of hand-split wooden shakes for a building roof and/or wall, and trimming and finishing accessories therefor similarly formed to simulate wooden shake structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1976
    Assignee: Aluminum Company of America
    Inventors: Robert M. Peters, Kenneth E. Nowicki