Patents by Inventor Robert McFarlane

Robert McFarlane 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: 20200165874
    Abstract: A horseshoe lateral is drilled having two substantially parallel lateral sections connected with a horseshoe section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Theodore HAHN, Kareem Mouhannad EL-SADI, Brandon McFarlane FOOTE, Philip Adam VOGELSBERG, Eric David SCHUMACKER, Rene Hernandez ARCES
  • Publication number: 20190254599
    Abstract: Systems and methods for non-invasive monitoring of animals are provided. In some aspects, a method for monitoring an animal subject is provided. The method includes receiving an indication identifying an animal subject to be monitored, and selecting a plurality of monitoring parameters in accordance with the indication. The method also includes monitoring the animal subject for a predetermined period of time using the plurality of monitoring parameters, and generating a report.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Robert L. Young, William Merrick, Keith Jasinski, Kyle McFarlane
  • Publication number: 20190110462
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a LED rat repellent light, comprising an LED assembly, a rat repellent assembly and a light socket, wherein the rat repellent assembly is arranged between the LED assembly and the light socket. The rat repellent assembly comprises: a connecting shell having a first connecting shell end and a second connecting shell end. The rat repellent assembly also includes a middle frame having a first frame end, a second frame end, and a side wall. The first connecting shell end is connected to the light socket, the second connecting shell end is connected to the first frame end, and the second frame end is connected to the LED assembly. The middle frame further comprises at least one opening arranged on the side wall thereof. The rat repellent assembly further includes an ultrasound emitter, arranged in the connecting shell, wherein the ultrasound emitter has an surface facing the middle frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Max Azria, Yasmine Hanane, Robert McFarlane
  • Patent number: 8496285
    Abstract: Adjustable aerodynamic devices are controlled to control the drag on a vehicle. In one form, control is accomplished in response to pressure from a plurality of pressure sensors. In another form, control is accomplished in response to air movement measurements, such as of wind speed and direction at a location that a vehicle has yet to reach. In another form, the position and location of air vortices between a cab and trailer can be determined and adjusted to adjust the drag by controlling aerodynamic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Daimler Trucks North America LLC
    Inventors: Matthew C. C. Rogers, Justin Yee, Blake Kashiwagi, Matthew Guilfoyle, John Brzustowicz, Robert McFarlane, Bruno Banceu
  • Publication number: 20110241377
    Abstract: Adjustable aerodynamic devices are controlled to control the drag on a vehicle. In one form, control is accomplished in response to pressure from a plurality of pressure sensors. In another form, control is accomplished in response to air movement measurements, such as of wind speed and direction at a location that a vehicle has yet to reach. In another form, the position and location of air vortices between a cab and trailer can be determined and adjusted to adjust the drag by controlling aerodynamic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Matthew C. C. Rogers, Justin Yee, Blake Kashiwagi, Matthew Guilfoyle, John Brzustowicz, Robert McFarlane, Bruno Banceu
  • Publication number: 20050268907
    Abstract: An integrated respirator comprises a rigid helmet and a flexible cowl having an airtight neck seal. When deployed by a user the integrated respirator provides a barrier for nuclear, biological and chemical hazards while maintaining a high level of comfort and user acceptability since it is designed to avoid direct contact of the flexible cowl with the user's head. The respirator is designed with an innate flexibility, which it to be adjusted so as to improve user comfort while also permitting the same design to be employed by different users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2003
    Publication date: December 8, 2005
    Applicant: BAE Systems plc
    Inventor: Robert McFarlane
  • Patent number: 6766014
    Abstract: In a customer contact center (100), a plurality of customers' communications are serviced simultaneously by one resource (120-128) (agent or port). A conferencing function (136) connects the plurality of customers (110-118) to the one resource and/or to each other. When a resource becomes available, a batch service function (140) determines (206-226), for each skill of the resource, the value to the contact center of having the resource presently serve communications needing that skill, and uses the conferencing function to conference (234-236) a plurality of communications needing the skill having the highest value with the resource. The conference connection may be listen-only, listen-and-talk, or listen-only/then listen-and-talk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Avaya Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Andrew D. Flockhart, Keith Robert McFarlane, Lucinda M. Sanders
  • Patent number: 6463346
    Abstract: The flow of work items (40) through a workflow process (50) is optimized by repeatedly reordering (FIG. 3) work items enqueued in inbox queues (21) of workflow process tasks (500) to maximize results according to a given business strategy expressed through target times. Each enqueued work item has an associated in-queue rating (IQR 28) that represents the number of queue positions (23) that the work item can be retarded or needs to be advanced to meet its target time. When a work item enters a queue and whenever a work item changes its queue position, its IQR is computed. An optimization function is then performed (404) on the queue to determine an order of the enqueued work items that optimizes a metric of those work items that may fail to meet their target times. The work items in the queue are then reordered (406) accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Avaya Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Andrew D. Flockhart, Darryl J. Maxwell, Keith Robert McFarlane, Paul L. Richman, Lucinda M. Sanders
  • Publication number: 20020118816
    Abstract: In a customer contact center (100), a plurality of customers' communications are serviced simultaneously by one resource (120-128) (agent or port). A conferencing function (136) connects the plurality of customers (110-118) to the one resource and/or to each other. When a resource becomes available, a batch service function (140) determines (206-226), for each skill of the resource, the value to the contact center of having the resource presently serve communications needing that skill, and uses the conferencing function to conference (234-236) a plurality of communications needing the skill having the highest value with the resource. The conference connection may be listen-only, listen-and-talk, or listen-only/then listen-and-talk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2001
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventors: Andrew D. Flockhart, Keith Robert McFarlane, Lucinda M. Sanders
  • Patent number: 6354734
    Abstract: An apparatus for accurate temperature and pressure measurement in production processes is described. In designing the temperture pressure probe, novel features are described which include minimization of the thermal mass of the thermal probe, thermal isolation of the thermal probe from its surroundings, and generating turbulence in the vicinity of the thermal probe where it comes in contact with the fluid flow. Embodiments disclosed for the pressure sensor include a recessed position where fluid pressure transients are minimized, and a surface mounted pressure sensor that is useful where the pressure sensor of the first embodiment is likely to get clogged due to fluid composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: Kvaerner Oilfield Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher John Curran, Paul Frederick Kent, Robert Tyler, Iain Robert McFarlane
  • Patent number: 5469206
    Abstract: A system comprising a user interface which can access downloaded electronic shopping information, which can be continually updated and provided either "over the air", over cable or satellite transmission paths or other "fast data" paths, and automatically correlate this information with the preferences of the user, to create and display at least one personalized shopping information database based upon the results of the correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1995
    Assignee: Philips Electronics North America Corporation
    Inventors: Hugo J. Strubbe, Robert McFarlane
  • Patent number: 4840128
    Abstract: A table (10) comprises a table top (11) having a centralized aperture into which a charcoal grill barbeque (12) is inset. Eating stations (13) are provided around the barbeque (12) on the table top (11) and a frame arrangement (21) fitted to barbeque (12) projects above the level of the table top (11) to prevent splashing thereof during use of the barbeque (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1989
    Assignee: Trading Post Restaurants Limited
    Inventors: Robert McFarlane, Stewart M. Walker
  • Patent number: 4562567
    Abstract: Apparatus for recording data by means of a beam of radiation on a recording medium which upon exposure to the beam undergoes optically detectable changes in the form of pits, which apparatus includes means for reducing the beam intensity as a result of pit initiation thereby forming more accurate pits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1985
    Assignee: North American Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Eric J. Frankfort, George C. Kenney, II, Robert McFarlane
  • Patent number: 4488277
    Abstract: A closed loop control system for an optical recording apparatus of the read after write type comprises a comparator for comparing the input data signal with a playback signal derived from the read beam which trails the write beam and is modulated by the data pattern inscribed on the recording medium by the write beam. The error signal generated by the comparator is applied to a controller which varies the modulation of the read beam in dependence on the error signal, for example, by modifying the data signal used to drive the write beam modulator. In this way, the control system compensates for nonuniformities in the recording medium and the like so as to ensure that the pattern inscribed by the write beam accurately represents the data to be stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1984
    Assignee: North American Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Robert McFarlane, George C. Kenney, II
  • Patent number: D763022
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Bruce Foods Corporation
    Inventor: Robert McFarlane
  • Patent number: D824546
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Clean Concept LLC
    Inventors: Paul Van Kleef, Max Azria, Robert McFarlane, Yasmine Hanane