Patents by Inventor Robert Palmer

Robert Palmer 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: 20200365153
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system and a computer-implemented method for integrating voice-based interface in agricultural systems are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Mario Aquino, Robert Grailer, Tim Palmer, Eric Turcotte, Jeff Melching
  • Patent number: 10834221
    Abstract: One embodiment discloses an automobile having multiple distributed subsystems configured to provide communication via a network system. The automobile includes an outward facing camera (“OFC”) subsystem and a vehicle onboard computer (“VOC”). The OFC subsystem, having at least one OFC, OFC processor, and OFC database, is configured to recognize a predefined exterior object from a set of exterior images captured by the OFC based on an OFC query. The VOC includes a VOC central processing unit, VOC database, and network manager, wherein the network manager includes an internal network circuit and an external network circuit. The internal network circuit is used for communicating with the OFC subsystem while the external network circuit is used to interface with a cloud system. In one aspect, the VOC provides a data stream representing a recognized event in accordance with a query retrieved from the VOC database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: XEVO INC.
    Inventors: Richard Chia Tsing Tong, Robert Victor Welland, John Hayes Ludwig, John Palmer Cordell, Samuel James McKelvie
  • Patent number: 10795624
    Abstract: Methods and systems disclosed provide for visually displaying a graphical representation of two or more print workflows to a user with a Graphical User Interface (GUI), analyzing the two or more print workflows to determine the differences between them, and visually displays the differences to the user with the GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Linda Sue Liebelt, Jason Robert Nielsen, Dwight R. Palmer, Marquis G. Waller
  • Publication number: 20200294403
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention predicts a vehicular event relating to machinal performance using information obtained from interior and exterior sensors, vehicle onboard computer (“VOC”), and cloud data. The process of predication is able to activate interior and exterior sensors mounted on a vehicle operated by a driver for obtaining current data relating to external surroundings, interior settings, and internal mechanical conditions of the vehicle. After forwarding the current data to VOC to generate a current vehicle status representing real-time vehicle performance in accordance with the current data, retrieving a historical data associated with the vehicle including mechanical condition is retrieved. In one aspect, a normal condition signal is issued when the current vehicle status does not satisfy with the optimal condition based on the historical data. Alternatively, a race car condition is issued when the current vehicle status meets with the optimal condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Chia Tsing Tong, Robert Victor Welland, John Hayes Ludwig, John Palmer Cordell, Samuel James McKelvie
  • Publication number: 20200280373
    Abstract: A photonic integrated circuit for an optical transceiver includes an optical Rx circuit, an optical Tx circuit, and an integrated optical loopback circuit configured to switchably direct a loopback optical signal from an output of the optical Tx circuit to an input of the optical Rx circuit. The integrated optical loopback circuit enables in-field testing of the optical transceiver. The integrated optical loopback circuit may include an optical mixer for mixing polarization channels in dual-polarization embodiments of the optical transceiver. A phase tuner may be provided for tuning the optical phase of local oscillator light for mixing I and Q channels of the loopback optical signals in embodiments operating with quadrature modulated signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Palmer, Torsten Wuth-Brüning, Ruizhi Shi
  • Publication number: 20200226395
    Abstract: A method and/or system is able to improve vehicle safety by determining if an object is embedded in a tire of the vehicle. Audio data is received from a microphone that is positioned to capture sounds of the tire moving on the road. The speed of the vehicle is also obtained, where the speed overlaps the same timeframe of when the sounds of the tire are captured by the microphone. An object is determined to be embedded in the tire based on a frequency analysis of the received audio data relative to the speed of the vehicle. And an alert is output to the driver of the vehicle indicating that the object is embedded in the tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: John Palmer Cordell, Robert Victor Welland, Samuel James McKelvie, John Hayes Ludwig
  • Publication number: 20200222090
    Abstract: An intramedullary device includes a central bridge region having a first end and a second end. The intramedullary device also includes a bone engaging feature at both the first end and the second end. At least one of the bone engaging features includes a first barb and a second barb which, in an unbiased condition, flare outwardly from a longitudinal axis of the central bridge region and which are capable of being elastically constrained to a constrained condition such that the first end of the central bridge region may be advanced into a hole in a first bone fragment when the first barb and second barb are elastically constrained. The first barb and second barb are prevented from being withdrawn from the hole in the first bone fragment when the first barb and the second barb are not constrained. The intramedullary device i) is cannulated, ii) generates a compressive load, and iii) comprises nitinol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Palmer, Matthew Fonte, Robert Devaney
  • Publication number: 20200222091
    Abstract: Apparatus for providing compression within a body, the apparatus comprising: a compression plate comprising first and second opposing regions connected together by at least one elastic bridge member, wherein the at least one elastic bridge member has a non-linear configuration when it is in its unbiased condition but is capable of being elastically deformed to a more linear configuration upon the application of force to the at least one elastic bridge member, and at least one opening formed in each of the first and second opposing regions, wherein the at least one opening in each of the first and second opposing regions is configured to receive a fastener; such that the openings in the first and second opposing regions are separated by a first distance when the at least one elastic bridge member is in its non-linear configuration, and openings in the first and second opposing regions are separated by a second distance when the at least one elastic bridge member is in its more linear configuration, and further
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Palmer, Matthew Fonte, Robert Devaney, Kaitlyn Nealon
  • Publication number: 20200222094
    Abstract: A delivery device delivers a compression plate to a fracture line in a bone. The delivery device includes a body that retains the compression plate in a strained condition, the body including a proximal end, a distal end, and a first beam. The delivery device also includes a cover plate attached to and moveable relative to the body, the cover plate including a second beam. A space is defined between the first beam and the second beam that receives the compression plate. The delivery device also includes a compression clip that retains the compression plate in the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Dan Morgan, Matthew Palmer, Matthew Fonte, Robert Devaney, Zachary Day, Chris Powell
  • Patent number: 10713955
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention predicts a vehicular event relating to machinal performance using information obtained from interior and exterior sensors, vehicle onboard computer (“VOC”), and cloud data. The process of predication is able to activate interior and exterior sensors mounted on a vehicle operated by a driver for obtaining current data relating to external surroundings, interior settings, and internal mechanical conditions of the vehicle. After forwarding the current data to VOC to generate a current vehicle status representing real-time vehicle performance in accordance with the current data, retrieving a historical data associated with the vehicle including mechanical condition is retrieved. In one aspect, a normal condition signal is issued when the current vehicle status does not satisfy with the optimal condition based on the historical data. Alternatively, a race car condition is issued when the current vehicle status meets with the optimal condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: XEVO INC.
    Inventors: Richard Chia Tsing Tong, Robert Victor Welland, John Hayes Ludwig, John Palmer Cordell, Samuel James McKelvie
  • Patent number: 10695772
    Abstract: A foodstuff grinding attachment for connection to a rotary drive outlet of a host device. The attachment includes a main body part having a generally tubular hollowed portion for attachment to the host device. A rotatable scroll-type extruding tool is capable of rotating within a cavity formed in the tubular portion of the main body part and couples with the rotary drive outlet when the main body part is attached to the host device. The main body part includes first and second separable components configured to be secured together for operation of the attachment. The components are separable from one another to provide access to the cavity for cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KENWOOD LIMITED
    Inventors: Paul Palmer, Robert Fields
  • Patent number: 10666360
    Abstract: A transceiver having an improved transmitter optical signal to noise ratio, and methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Elenion Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Guido Saathoff, Matthew Akio Streshinsky, Robert Palmer, Torsten Wuth
  • Publication number: 20200151479
    Abstract: A method and/or system is able to provide driver fingerprint via metadata extraction managed by a driver rating (“DR”) model trained by a machine learning center (“MLC”) coupled to a cloud based network (“CBN”). In one embodiment, a DR system includes a set of outward facing cameras, a set of inward facing cameras, and a vehicle onboard computer (“VOC”). The set of outward facing cameras mounted on a vehicle is used to collect external images representing a surrounding environment in which the vehicle operates. The set of inward facing cameras mounted in the vehicle is used to collect internal images including operator body expression representing at least operator's attention. The VOC is configured to determine the identity of operator and current operating style in response to the collected internal images, the collected external images, and historical stored data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Xevo Inc.
    Inventors: John Palmer Cordell, Robert Victor Welland, Samuel James McKelvie, John Hayes Ludwig
  • Patent number: 10637584
    Abstract: A photonic integrated circuit for an optical transceiver includes an optical Rx circuit, an optical Tx circuit, and an integrated optical loopback circuit configured to switchably direct a loopback optical signal from an output of the optical Tx circuit to an input of the optical Rx circuit. The integrated optical loopback circuit enables in-field testing of the optical transceiver. The integrated optical loopback circuit may include an optical mixer for mixing polarization channels in dual-polarization embodiments of the optical transceiver. A phase tuner may be provided for tuning the optical phase of local oscillator light for mixing I and Q channels of the loopback optical signals in embodiments operating with quadrature modulated signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Elenion Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Palmer, Torsten Wuth-Brüning, Ruizhi Shi
  • Publication number: 20200128370
    Abstract: An indoor geolocation system for determining a location in three-dimensional space includes a plurality of base stations and a mobile device movable about an indoor environment in three dimensions. The mobile device detects electromagnetic signals in the indoor environment emitted by devices other than the base stations, and generates a signal profile based on the signals. The mobile device transmits the signal profile to one or more of the base stations, which forward the signal profile to a remote server. The system determines a location of the in three-dimensional space of the mobile device by comparing the signal profile to data regarding signal profiles at a plurality of locations in the indoor environment. The data regarding signal profiles in the indoor environment may have been captured by a detection device other than the mobile device at a time prior to the detection of the electromagnetic signals by the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
    Inventors: Robert MESIROW, Alec MASSEY, Devin YAUNG, Jason A. NOVAK, Brent J. FORMAN, Nathan PALMER, Alan CHAN, Karl D. BROMMER
  • Patent number: 10624685
    Abstract: A delivery device delivers a compression plate to a fracture line in a bone. The delivery device includes a body that retains the compression plate in a strained condition, the body including a proximal end, a distal end, and a first beam. The delivery device also includes a cover plate attached to and moveable relative to the body, the cover plate including a second beam. A space is defined between the first beam and the second beam that receives the compression plate. The delivery device also includes a compression clip that retains the compression plate in the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Arthrex, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Morgan, Matthew Palmer, Matthew Fonte, Robert Devaney, Zachary Day, Chris Powell
  • Patent number: D886621
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: Milacron LLC, Altium Packaging LP
    Inventors: Joey Palmer, James Janeczek, Robert Spagnoli
  • Patent number: D886622
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: Milacron LLC, Altium Packaging LP
    Inventors: Joey Palmer, James Janeczek, Robert Spagnoli
  • Patent number: D895425
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: Milacron LLC, Altium Packaging LP
    Inventors: James Janeczek, Robert Spagnoli, Joey Palmer
  • Patent number: D898742
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Elite Robotics
    Inventors: Patricia Kay, Robert Kay, Zachary Francis, Samuel Palmer