Patents by Inventor Robert Owen

Robert Owen 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: 10721957
    Abstract: Methods for obtaining natural colorants from plant material (e.g., tobacco material) and for using such natural colorants to dye various substrates are provided. Natural colorants are obtained using particular enzymes and particular conditions (e.g., time, temperature, and pH profiles). Such colorants can be used to dye substrates, for example, using conventional dyeing techniques or using unique in situ methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Charles Stewart, Ercilia Hernandez Garcia, Robert Owen Bussey, III
  • Patent number: 10702694
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are described herein that provide a vibratory device that can apply a vibratory signal to a portion of a head of a user such that the vibratory signal can be conducted via bone to a vestibular system of the user and cause a portion of the vestibular system to move in a manner equivalent to that of a therapeutically effective vibratory signal applied to an area overlaying a mastoid bone of the user. The vibratory device can be associated with frequencies less than 200 Hz. The vibratory device can be effective at treating a physiological condition associated with the vestibular system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Otolith Sound Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Owen, Robert True
  • Publication number: 20200199846
    Abstract: A padding machine for moving along a side of a ditch, scooping up excavated material from the side of the ditch, and sifting the excavated material into padding material for falling in the ditch comprises a frame comprising side frame members and frame rails spaced apart from the side frame members. A screening belt is driven around pulleys supported by the frame. The screening belt comprises a screen for collecting and conveying the excavated material upwardly. The screen comprises apertures for sifting the excavated material into padding material by permitting the padding material to fall through the apertures of the screen. The screen runs over the frame rails which support the screen. A discharge conveyor is mounted to the frame beneath an upper run of the screening belt. The discharge conveyor receives the padding material passing through the screen and discharges the padding material into the ditch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Robert DUNSTAN, Chris ARGUE, David JAKUS, Larry OWENS, Rob KHALER, Matthew WALZ, Reece GRYWUL
  • Patent number: 10687106
    Abstract: A control server in communication with one or more a content delivery network (CDN) node and a client device may include a client controller configured to receive a plurality of manifests from the one or more CDN defining a plurality of content segments of a master content available at the CDN, and receive client information from the client device. The control server may generate, based on the client information, synchronized manifests for each of a plurality of client device media players of the client device to control synchronous display at the client device of a plurality of programs selected at the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: i4Vu, Inc.
    Inventors: Dariush Hale Afshar, Robert Owen Eifrig, Scott Blair Steele
  • Publication number: 20200155118
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for guiding maneuvering of a needle with automatic ultrasound beam steering. As one example, the ultrasound beam transmitted from a probe is steered automatically in response to a location of a tissue motion detected from ultrasound images acquired by the probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Robert John Anderson, Menachem Halmann, Cynthia Owen
  • Patent number: 10653584
    Abstract: A dispensing assembly which includes a case having a superior component and inferior component, the superior component and inferior component operatively arranged to form a first cavity therebetween. A tablet disc is arranged within the first cavity having a plurality of tablets disposed about a circumference of the tablet disc, where the tablet disc is arranged to rotate about a central axis and within the case. The assembly further includes a lock to prevent rotation of the tablet disc in a first rotational direction during a first predetermined time interval. The lock includes a first component and a second component. The first component includes a display and a first circuit connected to the display. The second component includes an actuator, a catch, a plurality of teeth on an outer circumferential surface of the second component, and a ratchet operatively arranged to engage with the plurality of teeth and the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Pill Development Group, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Owen Brady, Joseph B. Bujalski, Jeffery S. Heitzenrater, Matthew William Vergin, Jon Colin Leonard, Joel Raymond Chartier
  • Publication number: 20200144743
    Abstract: An alignment member is provided for an electrical connector that provides electrical communication between a plurality of electrical conductors. The alignment member includes a first portion adapted to engage an opening of the connector block; a passageway for receiving one of the electrical conductors; and a second portion that is movable to adjust a dimension of the passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Dana Khalid Saeed, Jefferson Robert Hall, Daniel Paul Owens
  • Publication number: 20200129493
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compounds useful as inhibitors of SARM1 NADase activity, compositions thereof, and methods of using the same. The present disclosure provides compounds useful for treating a neurodegenerative or neurological disease or disorder, compositions thereof, and methods of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicants: Washington University, Disarm Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey MILBRANDT, Kow ESSUMAN, Yo SASAKI, Aaron DIANTONIO, Xianrong MAO, Rajesh DEVRAJ, Raul Eduardo KRAUSS, Robert Owen HUGHES
  • Publication number: 20200126311
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to a system, which includes a processor to receive video of a cymatic effect. The video of the cymatic effect may be converted into a virtual reality effect which includes a virtual reality representation of the cymatic effect. The virtual reality effect may then be output by the processor to a virtual reality device for display to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: CTRL5 Corp.
    Inventor: Robert Owen Brown, III
  • Publication number: 20200109173
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides peptoid-based chelating ligands, corresponding cyclic peptoids, and methods of making thereof. Functional groups may be tailored for high metal binding affinity and selectivity. The side chains of a cyclic peptoid according to the present disclosure may be selected based on, for example, high affinity for actinide or other metal ions, selectivity for actinide or other metal ions, the ability to recover a metal once it is bound to the peptoid, and whether the overall peptoid should be hydrophobic or hydrophilic. Unlike siderophores, peptoid-based chelating ligands of the present disclosure are not readily hydrolyzed under physiological conditions. Therefore, peptoid-based chelating ligands may be, for example, used to treat actinide (e.g., iron and lead) poisoning in vivo. Moreover, peptoid-based chelating ligands of the present disclosure may be used for medical imaging, chelation therapy, drug delivery, and separation technologies, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: Triad National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Robert F. Williams, David Owen Baumann, John Cameron Gordon
  • Patent number: 10605653
    Abstract: The invention is a dispenser security system which has an ambient light sensor to detect tampering with a fuel dispenser. The ambient light sensor will be used to detect the delta change in light over time. If the delta change occur within a certain criteria then a thief is determined to be occurring and an alarm or warning is sent out. The ambient light sensor is located within a control box within the fuel dispenser unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventors: C. Owen DeWitt, Jr., Robert Reasons
  • Patent number: 10589165
    Abstract: Automated systems, methods and devices for refinishing surfaces on equipment (such as skis and snowboards), engaging the equipment and retracting ski brake arms are disclosed. The disclosure includes applying wax on at least skis and snowboards and may provide kiosks where skiers and boarders can deposit their equipment in a track and have appropriate wax for current snow conditions applied to the equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SKIQUICKY, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Hart, Naeem Rahim, Fahim Rahim, Jonathan E. Hunt, Chris Witham, Devin Owen Howells, Peter Journell, Robert S. Gipple, Adam C. Eisenbarth
  • Publication number: 20200071298
    Abstract: The present invention encompasses compounds of the formula (I) wherein the variables are defined herein which are suitable for the modulation of ROR? and the treatment of diseases related to the modulation of ROR?. The present invention also en-compasses processes of making compounds of formula (I) and pharmaceutical preparations containing them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Owen HUGHES, Xiang LI, Peter Allen NEMOTO, Lana Louise SMITH KEENAN, Lifen WU, Zhaoming XIONG
  • Patent number: 10540820
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to a system, which includes a processor to receive video of a cymatic effect. The video of the cymatic effect may be converted into a virtual reality effect which includes a virtual reality representation of the cymatic effect. The virtual reality effect may then be output by the processor to a virtual reality device for display to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: CTRL5, Corp.
    Inventor: Robert Owen Brown, III
  • Publication number: 20200001085
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are described herein that provide a vibratory device that can apply a vibratory signal to a portion of a head of a user such that the vibratory signal can be conducted via bone to a vestibular system of the user and cause a portion of the vestibular system to move in a manner equivalent to that of a therapeutically effective vibratory signal applied to an area overlaying a mastoid bone of the user. The vibratory device can be associated with frequencies less than 200 Hz. The vibratory device can be effective at treating a physiological condition associated with the vestibular system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Otolith Sound Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel OWEN, Robert TRUE
  • Patent number: 10507403
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed toward a novel pressurized vapor cycle for distilling liquids. In some embodiments of the invention, a liquid purification system is revealed, including the elements of an input for receiving untreated liquid, a vaporizer coupled to the input for transforming the liquid to vapor, a head chamber for collecting the vapor, a vapor pump with an internal drive shaft and an eccentric rotor with a rotatable housing for compressing vapor, and a condenser in communication with the vapor pump for transforming the compressed vapor into a distilled product. Other embodiments of the invention are directed toward heat management, and other process enhancements for making the system especially efficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: David F. Bednarek, Robert A. Charles, Andrew S. Coll, Jason A. Demers, Timothy P. Duggan, Gustav Heinzman, Joseph A. Hoell, Jr., James L. Jackson, Scott A. Leonard, David W. McGill, Kingston Owens
  • Patent number: 10494062
    Abstract: A marine seat assembly is used in connection with a boat. The marine seat assembly comprises a hollow tubular metal frame with an upright portion and a seat portion. A plurality of polymer frame panels is disposed on the frame, using fasteners and adhesive to form a composite structure. A pair of armrests mounted on the frame pivot upward when not used. A bolster is pivotally mounted on bolster hinges for pivotal movement from in front of the seat, to above the seat. The bolster hinges are mounted sufficiently inboard of the bolster sides so as to preclude insertion of fingers in the bolster hinges, thereby avoiding injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Kohen, Kirk Owens
  • Publication number: 20190358311
    Abstract: Provided are compositions and methods for use in prophylaxis of puerperal metritis and improving reproductive function of ruminants. The methods and compositions are for subcutaneous administration and are provided as veterinary compositions and as articles of manufacture. The veterinary composition can contain whole cells selected from whole cells of Escherichia coli (E. coli), Trueperella pyogenes (T. pyogenes), Fusobacterium necrophorum (F. necrophorum) and combinations thereof; and/or proteins selected from F. necrophorum leukotoxin (LKT), E. coli type 1 fimbrial adhesin (FimH), T. pyogenes pyolysin (PLO), and all combinations of the whole cells and the proteins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Rodrigo Carvalho Bicalho, Robert Owen Gilbert, Vinicius Machado, Marcela Bicalho
  • Patent number: 10479571
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a capsule (11) for diffusing a substance in a liquid within a receptacle (50). The capsule comprises an expandable element and, in a first state the capsule has a first width and in a second state the capsule has a second width. The width of the capsule in the second state is greater than that of the first state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventors: David Robert Lanagan, Michael John Owen
  • Publication number: 20190341291
    Abstract: A chuck useful for supporting a wafer during an edge bevel removal (EBR) process comprises a rotatable center hub having a plurality of support arms extending outwardly from the rotatable center hub, support pins on ends of the support arms, gas passages extending through upper surfaces of the support pins, and gas conduits in the support arms, the gas conduits configured to supply gas to the gas passages or apply a vacuum to the gas passages. The support arms can include alignment cams which are rotatable from an outer non-alignment position away from a periphery of the wafer to an inner alignment position at which the wafer is centered. To supply gas or apply a vacuum force to the gas outlets in the support pins, the rotatable center hub can have a gas inlet and a plurality of gas delivery ports in fluid communication with the gas delivery conduits in the support arms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Aaron Louis LaBrie, Robert Lynden Braendle, Cian Owen Sweeney