Patents by Inventor Robert Richardson

Robert Richardson 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: 20220096997
    Abstract: The disclosure provides seven integrated methods for the chemical sequestration of carbon dioxide (CO2), nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) (collectively NOx, where x=1, 2) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) using closed loop technology. The methods recycle process reagents and mass balance consumable reagents that can be made using electrochemical separation of sodium chloride (NaCl) or potassium chloride (KCl). The technology applies to marine and terrestrial exhaust gas sources for CO2, NOx and SO2. The integrated technology combines compatible and green processes that capture and/or convert CO2, NOx and SO2 into compounds that enhance the environment, many with commercial value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventor: George Robert RICHARDSON
  • Publication number: 20220042741
    Abstract: Example embodiments for a method for compressing gas into a liquified gas using a plurality of pairs of liquid gas displacers in parallel moving a working fluid between each pair of displacers to pressurize the gas, arranging sets of the parallel liquid gas displacers in a series to raise the pressure, directly cooling the gas at each displacer pair, and finally condensing the gas using a coolant, collecting the liquified gas, and pressurizing the liquified gas for use in a pipeline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Applicant: Bell Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Richardson, Tyler Briggs
  • Patent number: 11047410
    Abstract: An apparatus for aligning and shimming plates being anchored to a substratum having a plurality of threaded anchor holes coaxially aligned with corresponding apertures and coaxial threaded bores through each plate. The apparatus includes an external threaded cylindrical shim having a shimming surface and a second (outer) surface adapted to accept rotary force for rotational movement and adjustment of the separation produced by the shim between the substratum and the anchored plate. For anchoring, the 2nd surface of the shim further includes a counterbored or countersunk hole having a shoulder including a narrower passthrough aperture aligned with the threaded anchor hole, through which an anchor screw extends for rotational mating with the threaded anchor hole. The anchor screw also has a head wider than the passthrough aperture, and adapted to accept rotary force for rotational movement and fixing the shim in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Cutting Edge Tooling LLC
    Inventors: David R. Reed, Sr., David R. Reed, Jr., Robert Galla, Anthony Thomas, Sean Thomas, Corey Binkley, Robert Richardson
  • Publication number: 20210178956
    Abstract: A container transfer system is disclosed. The container transfer system can be installed on a vehicle or a rack. The container transfer system includes a conveyance assembly configured to move a container in a substantially horizontal direction along a longitudinal direction of the conveyance assembly. The conveyance assembly can include a frame comprising longitudinal members and transverse members and a plurality of rollers coupled to the frame. The plurality of rollers can include a first set of drivable rollers configured to be actively driven by a motor and a second set of passive rollers. The container transfer system also comprises a plurality of lift assemblies coupled between chassis rails of the vehicle and the frame of the conveyance assembly configured to raise and lower the conveyance assembly in a substantially vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventor: Robert Richardson
  • Patent number: 11030356
    Abstract: A system for automating design of a support frame for artificial rockwork structures. The system includes a processor and memory storing a three dimensional (3D) mesh for an exterior surface of a rockwork structure. The system includes an offset module that is code/instructions or software executed by the processor to process the 3D mesh and generate an offset mesh defining a 3D topology of the exterior surface at an offset distance from the 3D mesh. The system also includes a chip-defining module including software executed by the processor to divide the offset mesh into a plurality of subsections. The system further includes a rebar line-defining module with software executed by the processor to generate an assembly of rebar pieces for each of the subsections that defines for each of the rebar pieces a length, a location within the subsection, and a set of spaced apart bends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Steven Marshall, Daniel Robert Richardson, Katrina Anne Wilder, Douglas Charles Scharfenberg, Shawn Michael Holmes, Hepzibah Chandranand, Mike S. Welch, Michael Tschanz
  • Publication number: 20210130706
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for separating production fluids using a system designed to minimize the heating requirements through thermodynamic efficiency and reduce equipment costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Bell Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Richardson, Tyler Briggs, Brint Bridegam
  • Patent number: 10960964
    Abstract: A ballast water treatment system for producing treated seawater is described herein that includes: a reaction chamber, wherein the reaction chamber is located within a vessel; an inlet for introducing chlorine dioxide into the reaction chamber, wherein the reaction chamber is equipped with one or more turbulence inducing devices configured for inducing turbulence, wherein the turbulence inducing device is a stationary device; a second inlet for the introduction of seawater, into the reaction chamber; and an outlet from the reaction chamber, wherein the treated seawater is returned to a storage facility within the vessel or is returned to the sea.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Robert Richardson
  • Publication number: 20200347708
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to, according to some embodiments, an extraction process for recovering an oil from an oil reservoir comprising a mobile water. The extraction process includes the step of injecting a first solvent into the oil reservoir through the at least one injection well to form a first mixture, the first mixture comprising the first solvent, a first portion of mobile water, and a first portion of oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Apostolos Kantzas, Jonathan Bryan, Robert Richardson, Donald E.H. Jones
  • Patent number: 10760389
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to, according to some embodiments, an extraction process for recovering an oil from an oil reservoir comprising a mobile water. The extraction process includes the step of injecting a first solvent into the oil reservoir through the at least one injection well to form a first mixture, the first mixture comprising the first solvent, a first portion of mobile water, and a first portion of oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CEC NORTH STAR ENERGY LTD.
    Inventors: Apostolos Kantzas, Jonathan Bryan, Robert Richardson, Donald E. H. Jones
  • Patent number: 10755886
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a modulator system adapted to generate high voltage pulses suitable for supply across a high voltage load having a thermionic cathode, such as a magnetron. The modulator system comprises a high voltage DC PSU connected to a switching mechanism adapted to generate high voltage pulses from the high voltage DC PSU for application to a thermionic cathode of a high voltage load. The modulator system further comprises an isolation transformer; a heater PSU adapted to be connected to a cathode heater through the isolation transformer and to provide an AC current thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TELEDYNE UK LIMITED
    Inventor: Robert Richardson
  • Publication number: 20200201948
    Abstract: A system for automating design of a support frame for artificial rockwork structures. The system includes a processor and memory storing a three dimensional (3D) mesh for an exterior surface of a rockwork structure. The system includes an offset module that is code/instructions or software executed by the processor to process the 3D mesh and generate an offset mesh defining a 3D topology of the exterior surface at an offset distance from the 3D mesh. The system also includes a chip-defining module including software executed by the processor to divide the offset mesh into a plurality of subsections. The system further includes a rebar line-defining module with software executed by the processor to generate an assembly of rebar pieces for each of the subsections that defines for each of the rebar pieces a length, a location within the subsection, and a set of spaced apart bends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: ANDREW STEVEN MARSHALL, DANIEL ROBERT RICHARDSON, KATRINA ANNE WILDER, DOUGLAS CHARLES SCHARFENBERG, SHAWN MICHAEL HOLMES, HEPZIBAH CHANDRANAND, MIKE S. WELCH, MICHAEL TSCHANZ
  • Publication number: 20200194209
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a modulator system adapted to generate high voltage pulses suitable for supply across a high voltage load having a thermionic cathode, such as a magnetron. The modulator system comprises a high voltage DC PSU connected to a switching mechanism adapted to generate high voltage pulses from the high voltage DC PSU for application to a thermionic cathode of a high voltage load. The modulator system further comprises an isolation transformer; a heater PSU adapted to be connected to a cathode heater through the isolation transformer and to provide an AC current thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: TELEDYNE E2V (UK) LIMITED
    Inventor: Robert RICHARDSON
  • Patent number: 10589924
    Abstract: A cargo bin is disclosed. The cargo bin can include a base having an upper surface, and a first side pivotally attached to a first edge of the base. The first side can include a rigid frame and a spanning material. The cargo bin can include a second side pivotally attached to a second edge of the base. The second side can include a rigid frame and a spanning material. The cargo bin can include a front side. The front side can include a spanning material attached on a first end to the rigid framing of the first side. The front side can also include a support attached to a second end of the spanning material, the second end opposite the first end, a first tip of the support configured to be insertable into a first hole in the base to close the front side. The cargo bin can include a back side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Revolutionary Truck Systems
    Inventor: Robert Richardson
  • Publication number: 20200051712
    Abstract: An interconnection for connecting a switched mode inverter to a load, the interconnection comprising: a plurality of insulated conductors; sleeving means sleeving the insulated conductors together; and at least one lossy toroidal inductor core concentric with and partially surrounding the sleeving means to hold the plurality of insulated conductors together; wherein the at least one lossy toroidal inductor core is arranged to act as a common mode inductor to minimise current flowing through the interconnection to a stray capacitance of the load. Preferably, high frequency eddy current effects are minimised in the interconnection by a suitable choice of diameters of conductive cores of the plurality of insulated conductors and the spacing between the centres of the conductive cores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: TELEDYNE E2V (UK) LIMITED
    Inventor: Robert RICHARDSON
  • Patent number: 10493306
    Abstract: A fire hose coupling, such as a quarter-turn Storz-style coupling, has a substantially annular body having a first end connected to a fluid-carrying conduit and a second end for connecting to another coupling. The fire hose coupling also includes at least one locking lever movable between an unlocked position and a locked position. The lever locks the annular body of the coupling to the other coupling. The locking lever has a light-reflecting surface to improve visibility of the lever. This facilitates assembly and disassembly of the couplings in conditions of poor visibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Mercedes Textiles Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert Richardson
  • Patent number: 10449886
    Abstract: A container transfer system is disclosed. The container transfer system includes a conveyance mechanism configured to support a container and move the container along a first axis, and a lift mechanism configured to raise and lower the conveyance mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Revolutionary Truck Systems
    Inventor: Robert Richardson
  • Publication number: 20190318899
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a modulator system adapted to generate high voltage pulses suitable for supply across a high voltage load having a thermionic cathode, such as a magnetron. The modulator system comprises a high voltage DC PSU connected to a switching mechanism adapted to generate high voltage pulses from the high voltage DC PSU for application to a thermionic cathode of a high voltage load. The modulator system further comprises an isolation transformer; a heater PSU adapted to be connected to a cathode heater through the isolation transformer and to provide an AC current thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: TELEDYNE E2V (UK) LIMITED
    Inventor: Robert RICHARDSON
  • Patent number: 10350444
    Abstract: A fire hose coupling comprises a body having a first end connected to a fire hose and a second end having either male or female threads or, alternatively, a quarter-turn sexless coupler. The fire hose coupling comprises a recessed portion formed in an outer surface of the body. The recessed portion is shaped to define a visuotactile directional indicator such as an arrow. The recessed portion may include a light-reflecting surface to enhance visibility such as a super reflective metal film, a photo luminescent coating, or a phosfluorescent coating. The recessed directional indicator may be formed in female, male or sexless (Storz) couplings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: MERCEDES TEXTILES LTD.
    Inventor: Robert Richardson
  • Patent number: D951337
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Brian Waite, Art Eckstein, Joseph Robert Richardson, Jr.
  • Patent number: D951338
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Brian Waite, Art Eckstein, Joseph Robert Richardson, Jr.