Patents by Inventor Robert Mack

Robert Mack 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).

  • Publication number: 20210044844
    Abstract: Methods and systems for HLS Component Insertion in Media Manifests
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Mack, Ross A. Osborn, Dave A. Romrell
  • Patent number: 10843817
    Abstract: Systems and methods for recovering unmanned aircraft and controlling post-recovery motion of the aircraft are disclosed herein. An aircraft recovery system for handling an unmanned aircraft in accordance with one embodiment of the disclosure includes a base portion and an elongated aircraft capture member having a first end movably coupled to the base portion and a second, free end opposite the first end. The aircraft capture member includes a first portion and a second portion at a distal end of the first portion and positioned to intercept an unmanned aircraft in flight. The first and/or second portions are generally flexible. The system further includes an energy capture and dissipation assembly operably coupled to the aircraft capture member and positioned to receive at least a portion of the landing forces from the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Insitu, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Gilchrist, III, John Stafford, Brian D. Dennis, Allen Smith, Jaime Mack, Steven M. Sliwa, Bradley Louis Schrick, Robert Hughes
  • Patent number: 10760412
    Abstract: Drilling communication systems employ a Wi-Fi wet connect to communicate information from one downhole subsystem to another. In some implementations, the subsystems are disposed within drilling callers making-up a bottom hole assembly (BHA). The Wi-Fi wet connect may communicate information obtained by a first downhole subsystem for storing or transmission by the second downhole subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: NABORS DRILLING TECHNOLOGIES USA, INC.
    Inventors: Harmeet Kaur, Robert Mack Ramirez
  • Publication number: 20200245488
    Abstract: A display support system includes a support rail extending in a first direction and at least one support bar carried by the support rail. The support bar is moveable relative to the support rail in at least the first and second directions. A mounting member is engaged with the support bar, with the mounting member being adapted to be coupled to a display. A method for mounting an array of displays on a wall, and a support cart for mounting a display, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Iacovoni, Keith Robert Machin, Peter Emmett Mack, II, Michael Joseph Dettloff, Mark J. Dinneweth, Santiago Carral O'Gorman, Todd Andres
  • Patent number: 10701414
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method receives a network topology of a distributed access architecture and a legacy video network. Video streams include characteristics that are associated with delivery via the legacy video network. The method selects a set of anchor points for a remote physical device in the distributed access architecture where the set of anchor points are associated with a geographic location of the remote physical device. A set of attribute labels are selected for the set of anchor points where the set of attribute labels associated with characteristics of the video streams. The method then generates a definition of video streams based on the anchor points and the attribute labels for a remote physical device configuration and generates the remote physical device configuration for video. The remote physical device configuration is used to provide the video streams to the remote physical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Poli, Steven J. Moscirella, Roger D. Gahman, Robert Mack
  • Publication number: 20200151158
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a system for configuring, designing, and/or implementing database tables are detailed that provides a framework into which a remainder of database tables is developed. Also detailed is a method to develop this framework of database tables. This so developed framework provides a platform for converting multiple independent heterogeneous databases into standardized homogeneous databases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Mack
  • Publication number: 20200145710
    Abstract: The system may include a headend and/or a hub that includes a processor that provides signals to consumer premises devices. The headend and/or the hub is configured with a headend configuration table defining broadcast video services for a desired distribution of broadcast video services, where configurating the headend configuration table is performed based upon data from a digital video configuration service that is independent of the broadcast video services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Poli, Steven Moscirella, Robert Mack, Roger Gahman, Thomas Doblmaier
  • Patent number: 10545937
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a system for configuring, designing, and/or implementing database tables are detailed that provides a framework into which a remainder of database tables is developed. Also detailed is a method to develop this framework of database tables. This so developed framework provides a platform for converting multiple independent heterogeneous databases into standardized homogeneous databases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Mack
  • Publication number: 20190354543
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a system for configuring, designing, and/or implementing integrated data modeling methods for configuring interoperability between multiple data system based upon compliance with data integration standards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Mack
  • Publication number: 20190309621
    Abstract: Drilling communication systems employ a Wi-Fi wet connect to communicate information from one downhole subsystem to another. In some implementations, the subsystems are disposed within drilling callers making-up a bottom hole assembly (BHA). The Wi-Fi wet connect may communicate information obtained by a first downhole subsystem for storing or transmission by the second downhole subsystem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Harmeet Kaur, Robert Mack Ramirez
  • Patent number: 10417263
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a system for configuring, designing, and/or implementing integrated data modeling methods for configuring interoperability between multiple data system based upon compliance with data integration standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Mack
  • Publication number: 20170124131
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a system for configuring, designing, and/or implementing database tables are detailed that provides a framework into which a remainder of database tables is developed. Also detailed is a method to develop this framework of database tables. This so developed framework provides a platform for converting multiple independent heterogeneous databases into standardized homogeneous databases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Mack
  • Patent number: 9552380
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a system for configuring, designing, and/or implementing database tables are detailed that provides a framework into which a remainder of database tables is developed. Also detailed is a method to develop this framework of database tables. This so developed framework provides a platform for converting multiple independent heterogeneous databases into standardized homogeneous databases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Mack
  • Patent number: 9532311
    Abstract: In response to determining that a Bluetooth inquiry phase or the Bluetooth paging phase will begin, a power save indicator signal is sent from a first communication device to a second communication device prior to a start of the Bluetooth inquiry phase or the Bluetooth paging phase. A gap between a first Bluetooth communication slot and a second Bluetooth communication slot is determined, and a time period within the gap is determined, where an end of the time period occurs at a defined amount of time prior to a start of the second Bluetooth communication slot. During the time period, one or more power save poll messages are sent from the first communication device to the second communication device, each first power save poll message prompting the second communication device to transmit a respective first WLAN packet to the first communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Kapil Chhabra, Zhenyu Zhang, Milind Kopikare, Deepak Jain, Robert Mack, Gladys Yuen Yan Wong, Li-Fu Jeng, Ronak Anjan Chokshi
  • Patent number: 9445219
    Abstract: An example embodiment includes an apparatus. The apparatus includes piconet logic for establishing a multi-level piconet hierarchy having a top level piconet and a lower level piconet(s). The top level piconet includes a master device and master controller(s). The lower level piconet includes master controllers(s) and sub-controller(s). The apparatus includes time division multiplexing logic to solicit and control aggregated communication with master controllers. The aggregated communication comprises data from the master controller and data from a sub-controller(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: MARVELL INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Sameer Bidichandani, Timothy J. Donovan, Deepack Jain, Li-Fu Jeng, Robert Mack, Neeta Srivastav, Shuangqing Yuan
  • Publication number: 20160142045
    Abstract: An asynchronous clock enable system includes a clock generation device configured to generate a first clock signal to operate a target resource. The asynchronous clock enable system also includes a clock gating device coupled to the clock generation device to determine when the first clock signal achieves stability. The clock gating device generates a clock gating signal to enable the first clock signal when the first clock signal achieves stability. The clock gating device is asynchronous relative to the clock request signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventor: Robert MACK
  • Patent number: 9250339
    Abstract: A system and method to transport data collected in a borehole penetrating the earth to a surface location are described. The system includes one or more measurement tools disposed in the borehole, the one or more measurement tools configured to collect data relating to the borehole and a formation penetrated by the borehole. The system also includes a data node tool disposed in the borehole with a plurality of data nodes, the data node tool being configured to receive the data from the one or more measurement tools, program one or more data nodes with at least a first portion of the data, and eject the one or more data nodes into a fluid stream for transport to the surface location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert Mack Ramirez, Adebowale Ade-Fosudo
  • Patent number: 9182779
    Abstract: A method for compensating NCO jitter by changing a step value used to increment an accumulator in the NCO to make up for inaccuracies, or jitters. In one approach, a remainder in the accumulator may be monitored and a compensated clock close to the current edge of an ideal clock may be generated. In another approach, a compensated clock close to the next edge of the ideal clock may be generated after the current edge of the ideal clock is missed. The step value may be stored in a memory, which may be a register. A jitter compensator may include a comparator for monitoring the remainder in the accumulator or a detector for detecting whether an ideal clock has been missed. The jitter compensator may also change the step value to a step value for a faster clock to compensate jitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert Mack, Timothy Chen
  • Patent number: D805544
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Raju Ganapathiraju, Shanmugasund Natarajan, Girish Jain, Gustavo Hernandez Minetti, Keith Edmond Fraser, Robert Mack
  • Patent number: RE48312
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a system for configuring, designing, and/or implementing common metadata and common data is detailed as a new type of data relationship, within and between databases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Mack