Patents by Inventor Robert Patterson

Robert Patterson 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: 20230230512
    Abstract: A modular display support structure is described, the modular display support structure comprising: a substantially vertical structural member including at least one mounting flange, and a receiving recess, the recess extending parallel with, and for a substantial portion of, a longitudinal axis of the structural member; and a mounting member including an interface flange to mate with the receiving recess, and an attachment flange; wherein the attachment flange includes a plurality of attachment apertures for each of a plurality of display panels. A system and method are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Publication date: July 20, 2023
    Inventors: Michael Ian POWICK, Grant Arthur John ELLIOTT, Marcus Robert PATTERSON
  • Patent number: 11616330
    Abstract: A power connector assembly includes a busbar having a mounting surface and openings extending into the busbar being open at the mounting surface and power contacts arranged in a power contact array electrically connected to the busbar. Each power contact includes a main body, a first compliant pin extending from the main body, and a second compliant pin extending from the main body. The first compliant pin is received in the corresponding opening of the busbar to electrically connect the power contact to the busbar. The second compliant pin is configured to be received in a plated via of a printed circuit board to electrically connect the power contact to the printed circuit board. The power contact array mechanically and electrically connects the busbar to the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY SOLUTIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Michael David Herring, Robert Patterson
  • Publication number: 20220385013
    Abstract: A power connector assembly includes a busbar having a mounting surface and openings extending into the busbar being open at the mounting surface and power contacts arranged in a power contact array electrically connected to the busbar. Each power contact includes a main body, a first compliant pin extending from the main body, and a second compliant pin extending from the main body. The first compliant pin is received in the corresponding opening of the busbar to electrically connect the power contact to the busbar. The second compliant pin is configured to be received in a plated via of a printed circuit board to electrically connect the power contact to the printed circuit board. The power contact array mechanically and electrically connects the busbar to the printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Michael David Herring, Robert Patterson
  • Patent number: 11201381
    Abstract: A filtering power divider includes a first partial transmission line having a first electrical length, a second partial transmission line having a second electrical length, and a third partial transmission line having the second electrical length. The first, second, and third partial transmission lines connect to form a T-junction, and a sum of the first and second electrical lengths is ninety degrees. Thus, the first and second partial transmission lines cooperate to act as a quarter-wave transmission line. Similarly, the first and third partial transmission lines cooperate to act as a quarter-wave transmission line. Additional transmission lines may be connected to the first, second, and third partial transmission lines to implement a filter between an input port and each of two output ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: FIRST RF Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph René Mruk, Robert Patterson Scheeler
  • Publication number: 20210259394
    Abstract: An eyebrow cover has a primary layer, an adhesive layer, an adhesive release liner, and a top release liner. The primary layer may be flexible so as to conform to an eyebrow and the structure of a user's face. The primary layer may be shaped so as to surround the eyebrow, minimizing excess coverage on the face while protecting the microblading procedure. Further, the adhesive layer may surround a non-adhesive portion of a lower surface of the primary layer. To protect the eyebrow cover, the adhesive release liner may releasably adhere to the adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Natalie Patterson, Robert Patterson
  • Patent number: 10946945
    Abstract: A system for cutting marine grasses, weeds and other plant life to protect a propeller drive watercraft is disclosed. An adjustable, protective cutting edge to protect a propeller, drive shaft of a boat or other watercraft motor is further disclosed. A propeller protection device to mount upon a watercraft is further disclosed for optimizing the navigation of watercraft and reducing in-piloting maintenance of clearing plant matter from a propeller of a watercraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Robert Patterson
  • Patent number: 10868885
    Abstract: A method for notifying users of an online social network of an activity performed within a web site that is external to the online social network by an individual who is a registered user of the online social network and the web site. The method comprises the steps of receiving a notification package from the external web site, the notification package including a notification message that describes the activity performed, parsing the notification package to extract a list of recipients, each of whom is to receive the notification message, and issuing the notification message to each of the recipients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Oliver Sacks, Adam Marc Pisoni, Kris Branson Gale, James Robert Patterson
  • Patent number: 10845354
    Abstract: A system for simulating in situ drilling and treatment conditions on a core sample from a subterranean formation. The system re-creates various subterranean loads and temperatures on a test sample representative of actual in situ conditions from the particular formation while a test structure within the system performs drilling activities on the core sample using drilling and treating under evaluation for use in the particular subterranean formation. Thus, the impact on selected drilling and treating fluids can be evaluated as well as the impact those fluids had on a sample from the subterranean formation under in situ conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Newpark Drilling Fluids LLC
    Inventors: Joel Franklin Hugghins, Robert Patterson, William Thrasher, David Ghobar, Samir Harmad Sharf-Aldin, Munir Hamad Sharf-Aldin
  • Patent number: 10586028
    Abstract: An apparatus, comprising a biometric fingerprint identification sensor, the biometric fingerprint identification sensor configured to receive an input from a user, the input corresponding to a-predetermined factor, the predetermined factor comprising a force applied by a finger of the user to the biometric fingerprint identification sensor. A connected computer processor determines a qualitative or quantitative threshold based on the predetermined factor, receive the input from the fingerprint identification sensor, calculate a value of a variable associated with the predetermined factor and the input, and trigger a feedback output when the value approaches the threshold within a margin. A connected haptic feedback is device configured to provide haptic feedback to the body of the user when the haptic feedback device receives the triggered feedback output from the computer processor indicating the value is within the margin of the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Stephen John Elliott, Kevin James O'Connor, Colin Robert Patterson, Andrew Douglas Marshall, Matthew Wayne Sprau
  • Publication number: 20200068858
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for robotic aquaculture are described. In one embodiment, for example, a mariculture system may include an aquatic animal containment system operative to hold a population of aquatic animals, the aquatic animal containment system comprising an enclosed hull having a receptacle configured to receive a mechanical core, the mechanical core configured to store at least one sub-system to implement at least one function of mariculture system, and a position management system operative to maintain the enclosed hull at a depth below a surface of a body of water. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Ayers, Mark Robert Patterson, Jerome F. Hajjar, Milica Stojanovic, Amy Mueller, Marc H. Meyer, Scott Sagalow
  • Publication number: 20200007646
    Abstract: A method for notifying users of an online social network of an activity performed within a web site that is external to the online social network by an individual who is a registered user of the online social network and the web site. The method comprises the steps of receiving a notification package from the external web site, the notification package including a notification message that describes the activity performed, parsing the notification package to extract a list of recipients, each of whom is to receive the notification message, and issuing the notification message to each of the recipients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: David Oliver Sacks, Adam Marc Pisoni, Kris Branson Gale, James Robert Patterson
  • Publication number: 20190383786
    Abstract: A system for simulating in situ drilling and treatment conditions on a core sample from a subterranean formation is disclosed. The system re-creates various subterranean loads and temperatures on a test sample representative of actual in situ conditions from the particular formation while a test structure within the system performs drilling activities on the core sample using drilling and treating under evaluation for use in the particular subterranean formation. Thus, the impact on selected drilling and treating fluids can be evaluated as well as the impact those fluids had on a sample from the subterranean formation under in situ conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: Newpark Drilling Fluids, LLC
    Inventors: Joel Franklin HUGGHINS, Robert PATTERSON, William THRASHER, David GHOBAR, Samir-Harmad SHARF-ALDIN, Munir Hamad SHARF-ALDIN
  • Patent number: 10348853
    Abstract: A method for notifying users of an online social network of an activity performed within a web site that is external to the online social network by an individual who is a registered user of the online social network and the web site. The method comprises the steps of receiving a notification package from the external web site, the notification package including a notification message that describes the activity performed, parsing the notification package to extract a list of recipients, each of whom is to receive the notification message, and issuing the notification message to each of the recipients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Yammer, Inc.
    Inventors: David Oliver Sacks, Adam Marc Pisoni, Kris Branson Gale, James Robert Patterson
  • Publication number: 20190112016
    Abstract: A system for cutting marine grasses, weeds and other plant life to protect a propeller drive watercraft is disclosed. An adjustable, protective cutting edge to protect a propeller, drive shaft of a boat or other watercraft motor is further disclosed. An adjustable cutting device to mount upon base having openings or windows is further disclosed for optimizing the navigation of watercraft and reducing in-piloting maintenance of clearing plant matter from propeller driven motor assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Patterson
  • Patent number: 10152293
    Abstract: A light-emitting display system has interlocking tiles. In an implementation, each tile has a portion of a clamp that joins with another portion of the clamp on another tile. A tile is removed from the display by unlocking the clamp portions. The tile is removed without affecting the position of the other tiles in the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Barco, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcus Robert Patterson, Grant Arthur John Elliott
  • Patent number: 10145542
    Abstract: A display system, a method of constructing a display system, and a method of displaying an image are described. In one embodiment, a display system includes a support structure having a plurality of attachment members and a plurality of tiles. Each of the plurality of tiles is attached to a corresponding attachment member of the plurality of attachment members. The support structure is configured to structurally support each of the plurality of tiles, and at least one of the plurality of tiles includes at least one connection configured to removably connect and align the at least one of the plurality of tiles with another one of the plurality of tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Barco, Inc.
    Inventors: Grant Arthur John Elliott, Marcus Robert Patterson
  • Patent number: 10028189
    Abstract: A method of processing a handover request from a base station controller (BSC) of a GSM (Global System for Mobile communication)-type network. The method comprises the steps of passing a handover request with GSM-type parameters from a base station controller (BSC) through a Master Switching Center (MSC) of the GSM-type network to a UMTS core network (CN) and to a Radio Network Controller (RNC) of the UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) network, translating the GSM-type parameters to UTRAN parameters in the Radio Network Controller (RNC), and allocating UTRAN resources in response to the translated parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Gina Parmar, Robert Patterson
  • Patent number: 10015125
    Abstract: Contacts information is received from user devices that are associated with different users, the contacts information for each user device comprising one or more contact entries. Lookup information is identified for each contact entry of a plurality of contact entries using the contacts information. For each of the plurality of contact entries, a messaging directory associated with the same enterprise as the contact entry is identified using the identified lookup information, and the identified messaging directory is generated using information in the contact entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Zinc, Inc.
    Inventors: James Robert Patterson, Zachary Thomas Parker
  • Patent number: D849265
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: PRECISION NANOSYSTEMS INC
    Inventors: Andre Wild, Timothy Leaver, Shao Fang Shannon Chang, Niklaus Alexander Andre, Rodney Paul Bucknell, Andrew Robert Patterson, Phillip Higgins, Thomas William Cameron Debenham
  • Patent number: D1004236
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Techtronic Cordless GP
    Inventors: Neil Wright, Robert Patterson, Jesse J. Jerabek, I. Daniel Smith, Mason Matlock, Gabriel J. Sandoval, Jason Lambert, Ryan Altenburger, Justin Meyer