Patents by Inventor Robert Mullen

Robert Mullen 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: 10323873
    Abstract: An island merchandiser including a first merchandiser module, a second merchandiser module, and a single, unitary base. The first merchandiser module includes a first case defining a first product display area that is maintained within a predetermined temperature range below approximately 41 degrees Fahrenheit. The second merchandiser module is positioned next to the first merchandiser module, and includes a second case defining a second product display area The second merchandiser module is positioned so that a rear wall of the second case is in communication with a rear wall of the first case so that the first and second merchandiser modules are positioned in a back-to-back relationship. The unitary base is positioned to at least partially support each of the first and second merchandiser modules relative to a support surface. The module defined by the second merchandiser module is different from the module defined by the first merchandiser module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Hussmann Corporation
    Inventors: Moisses Navarro, Diego Wood, Raymond P. Twohy, Kevin A. Moody, Michael A. Gillett, Anand Ganesh Rajagopalan, Robert Mullen, Al Arrosagaray
  • Patent number: 10308950
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to increasing oil content in plants through manipulating expression of proteins, namely At5g16550 proteins. At5g16550 proteins are lipid droplet proteins. Plants having reduced expression of At5g16550 proteins demonstrate cytoplasmic lipid droplets (LDs) that are increased in size, resulting in greater overall oil content in the plant cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: University of North Texas, The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Kent Chapman, Robert Mullen, Michal Pyc, John M. Dyer
  • Publication number: 20170362602
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to increasing oil content in plants through manipulating expression of proteins, namely At5g16550 proteins. At5g16550 proteins are lipid droplet proteins. Plants having reduced expression of At5g16550 proteins demonstrate cytoplasmic lipid droplets (LDs) that are increased in size, resulting in greater overall oil content in the plant cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Kent Chapman, Robert Mullen, Michal Pyc, John M. Dyer
  • Patent number: 9784437
    Abstract: A merchandiser including a case that defines a product display area and a luminaire that is coupled to the case to illuminate at least a portion of the product display area. The luminaire is slidably and rotatably coupled to the case at a single point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Hussmann Corporation
    Inventors: Jafary H. Riaby, Robert Mullen
  • Publication number: 20150233549
    Abstract: A merchandiser including a case that defines a product display area and a luminaire that is coupled to the case to illuminate at least a portion of the product display area. The luminaire is slidably and rotatably coupled to the case at a single point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Jafary H. Riaby, Robert Mullen
  • Publication number: 20140021834
    Abstract: An island merchandiser including a first merchandiser module, a second merchandiser module, and a single, unitary base. The first merchandiser module includes a first case defining a first product display area that is maintained within a predetermined temperature range below approximately 41 degrees Fahrenheit. The second merchandiser module is positioned next to the first merchandiser module, and includes a second case defining a second product display area The second merchandiser module is positioned so that a rear wall of the second case is in communication with a rear wall of the first case so that the first and second merchandiser modules are positioned in a back-to-back relationship. The unitary base is positioned to at least partially support each of the first and second merchandiser modules relative to a support surface. The module defined by the second merchandiser module is different from the module defined by the first merchandiser module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Hussmann Corporation
    Inventors: Moisses Navarro, Diego Wood, Raymond P. Twohy, Kevin A. Moody, Michael A. Gillett, Anand Ganesh Rajagopalan, Robert Mullen, Al Arrosagaray
  • Patent number: 8561419
    Abstract: An island merchandiser including a first merchandiser module, a second merchandiser module, a third merchandiser module, and a fourth merchandiser module. The first merchandiser module includes a product display area maintained within a temperature range at or below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. The second merchandiser module is positioned next and coupled to the first merchandiser module. The third merchandiser module is positioned next and coupled to the first merchandiser module and the second merchandiser module. The fourth merchandiser module is positioned next to the first merchandiser module and the second merchandiser module opposite the third merchandiser module. The island merchandiser also includes a first insulation panel positioned between the first and second merchandiser modules and the third merchandiser module, and a second insulation panel positioned between the first and second merchandiser modules and the fourth merchandiser module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Hussmann Corporation
    Inventors: Moisses Navarro, Diego Wood, Raymond P. Twohy, Kevin A. Moody, Michael A. Gillett, Anand Ganesh Rajagopalan, Robert Mullen, Al Arrosagaray
  • Publication number: 20080215473
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a method for identifying individual animals, and for using such identification in the creation of a secured interest therein. It relies on a unique and immutable characteristic of each animal, together with a system for representing such characteristic by a symbolic indicator. The symbolic indicator is used in instruments that create or relate to an interest in the animal, to facilitate subsequent identification of the animal, and execution of the secured interest by the secured creditor and search of recorded interests by third parties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2003
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventors: Christopher Cashman, Robert Mullen, Ronald Cravens, Clair Gustafson, Kenneth Odde, Bruce Van Der Kamp
  • Publication number: 20070175231
    Abstract: A glass member configured for installation on a display case that includes a front portion and an upper case frame. The glass member includes a glass pane having a curved lower portion configured to couple to the front portion and a curved upper portion configured for pivotal attachment to the upper case frame. The glass pane defines a curved profile in a horizontal cross-section and a straight profile in a vertical cross-section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Applicant: HUSSMANN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Al Arrosagaray, Robert Mullen, Raymond Twohy
  • Publication number: 20070148261
    Abstract: A method of treating cancer is described including administration of a 4-quinazolineamine and at least one other anti-neoplastic agent as well as a pharmaceutical combination including the 4-quinazolineamines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Inventors: Karen LACKEY, Robert Mullen, Neil Spector, Edgar Wood, Wenie Xia
  • Patent number: 5872539
    Abstract: A method and system for providing a user with correction information for use in accurately determining the location of the user. A plurality of monitor stations are disposed at a plurality of known fixed locations for monitoring a plurality of navigation data messages transmitted by Global Positioning Systems (GPS) Space Vehicles (SVs) and for determining a plurality of corresponding correction factors. A central ground station is operatively coupled to each of the plurality of monitor stations for receiving the plurality of correction factors from each of the plurality of monitor stations. A GPS transceiver receives at least one of the plurality of navigation data messages at an unknown location and determines a general location of the user. The general location of the user is then transmitted to the central ground station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Assignee: Hughes Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Mullen
  • Patent number: 5040045
    Abstract: An MOS transistor having a closed layout plan in which the drain is laterally surrounded by the source and gate and having an extended charge carrier drift zone between the gate and drain, thereby achieving high reverse breakdown voltage. An oxide or other dielectric layer is provided on the surface of the drift zone, and on such layer between the gate and drain electrodes a crossover path is formed by a succession of unconnected narrow conductive strips extending transversely to such path and having a dielectric coating thereon. A high voltage external connection bus for the drain electrode traverses such crossover path and extends through a gap formed by a disjuncture in the gate and source electrodes. Since the length of each of the conductive strips greatly exceeds the width of the connection bus, the coupling capacitance between each strip and such bus in much less than the coupling capacitance between such strip and the underlying portion of the drift zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1991
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas C. McArthur, Robert A. Mullen
  • Patent number: 4636185
    Abstract: The invention features an apparatus for fabricating a box-like article or slipcase. The apparatus feeds a box blank from a hopper containing stacked blanks to a work station. The work station comprises a forming block about which the panels of the box blank are folded and bonded together, and clamping, folding and heating apparatus. The complete box is removed from the forming block and conveyed away which causes the fabricating cycle to process a new blank into a box-like article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1987
    Assignee: Book Covers Inc.
    Inventors: Leewood C. Carter, Robin P. Neary, Robert Mullen
  • Patent number: D332817
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1993
    Assignee: J. Robert Mullen
    Inventor: J. Robert Mullen