Patents by Inventor Robert T. Hamilton

Robert T. Hamilton 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: 20200242679
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for using location data to identify and provide services in association with items appearing in captured images. One of the methods includes receiving, from a device, an image and location data representing the device's physical location, determining, based on the location data, that a particular set of one or more locations are within a threshold distance of the device's physical location, accessing, for each of the one or more locations in the particular set, item information that indicates one or more items that are associated with the location, determining, based on the accessed item information, that the image likely shows a particular item that is associated with one or more locations in the particular set, and providing, to the device, instructions for presentation of information about (i) the particular item and (ii) one or more locations in the particular set that are associated with the particular item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Short, Mary Elizabeth Hamilton, Robert Dooley, David T. Nguyen, Leeann Chau Tuyet Dang
  • Publication number: 20200234477
    Abstract: Implementations are directed to methods, systems, apparatus, and computer programs for generation of a three-dimensional (3D) animation by receiving a user input defining a two-dimensional (2D) representation of a plurality of elements, processing, by the one or more processors, the 2D representation to classify the plurality of elements in symbolic elements and action elements, generating, by the one or more processors, based on the symbolic elements, the action elements, and a set of rules a 3D animation corresponding to the 2D representation, and transmitting, by the one or more processors, the 3D animation to an extended reality device for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Short, Robert Dooley, Grace T. Cheng, Sunny Webb, Mary Elizabeth Hamilton
  • Publication number: 20200216624
    Abstract: A composite material includes a thermoplastic polymer matrix throughout which cellulose pulp fibers and filler material are dispersed. The composite may be in solid (e.g. pellet) form, or molten form. The presence of cellulose pulp fibers unexpectedly reduces cycle time, and/or unexpectedly improves certain properties, when the composite is used in injection molding. A method for molding a part includes providing a solid composite that includes thermoplastic polymer, filler material, and cellulose pulp fibers to an injection molding system; melting the polymer to produce a molten mixture; and injecting the molten mixture into a mold. Another method for molding a part includes injecting a molten mixture of thermoplastic polymer, filler material, and cellulose pulp fibers into a mold; and removing the formed part from the mold after a cycle time at least 10% less than that required when using a comparable molten mixture that excludes the pulp fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert T. Hamilton, Harshadkumar M. Shah, Jorge Cortes, Hugh West, Rob Banning
  • Patent number: 10685387
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for using location data to identify and provide services in association with items appearing in captured images. One of the methods includes receiving, from a device, an image and location data representing the device's physical location, determining, based on the location data, that a particular set of one or more locations are within a threshold distance of the device's physical location, accessing, for each of the one or more locations in the particular set, item information that indicates one or more items that are associated with the location, determining, based on the accessed item information, that the image likely shows a particular item that is associated with one or more locations in the particular set, and providing, to the device, instructions for presentation of information about (i) the particular item and (ii) one or more locations in the particular set that are associated with the particular item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Short, Mary Elizabeth Hamilton, Robert Dooley, David T. Nguyen, Leeann Chau Tuyet Dang
  • Patent number: 10643366
    Abstract: Implementations are directed to methods, systems, apparatus, and computer programs for generation of a three-dimensional (3D) animation by receiving a user input defining a two-dimensional (2D) representation of a plurality of elements, processing, by the one or more processors, the 2D representation to classify the plurality of elements in symbolic elements and action elements, generating, by the one or more processors, based on the symbolic elements, the action elements, and a set of rules a 3D animation corresponding to the 2D representation, and transmitting, by the one or more processors, the 3D animation to an extended reality device for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Short, Robert Dooley, Grace T. Cheng, Sunny Webb, Mary Elizabeth Hamilton
  • Publication number: 20200118323
    Abstract: Implementations are directed to methods, systems, apparatus, and computer programs for generation of a three-dimensional (3D) animation by receiving a user input defining a two-dimensional (2D) representation of a plurality of elements, processing, by the one or more processors, the 2D representation to classify the plurality of elements in symbolic elements and action elements, generating, by the one or more processors, based on the symbolic elements, the action elements, and a set of rules a 3D animation corresponding to the 2D representation, and transmitting, by the one or more processors, the 3D animation to an extended reality device for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Short, Robert Dooley, Grace T. Cheng, Sunny Webb, Mary Elizabeth Hamilton
  • Publication number: 20200058061
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for using location data to identify and provide services in association with items appearing in captured images. One of the methods includes receiving, from a device, an image and location data representing the device's physical location, determining, based on the location data, that a particular set of one or more locations are within a threshold distance of the device's physical location, accessing, for each of the one or more locations in the particular set, item information that indicates one or more items that are associated with the location, determining, based on the accessed item information, that the image likely shows a particular item that is associated with one or more locations in the particular set, and providing, to the device, instructions for presentation of information about (i) the particular item and (ii) one or more locations in the particular set that are associated with the particular item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Short, Mary Elizabeth Hamilton, Robert Dooley, David T. Nguyen, Leeann Chau Tuyet Dang
  • Publication number: 20200048435
    Abstract: A composition comprising 10 to 50 weight % wood pulp fiber and 45 to 85 wt % thermoplastic polymer wherein the composition has a brightness of at least 20 as measured by the Brightness Test. The wood pulp fiber can be bleached chemical wood pulp fiber. The brightness may be at least 30 as measured by the Brightness Test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Robert T. Hamilton, Harshadkumar M. Shah, Jeffrey J. Cernohous, Neil R. Granlund, David E. Fish
  • Publication number: 20200048444
    Abstract: A composition comprising 10 to 50 wt % wood pulp fiber and 45 to 85 wt % thermoplastic polymer wherein the dilution level for detection in a bag at 40° C. is equal to or less than 450 as determined by ASTM E679.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Robert T. Hamilton, Harshadkumar M. Shah, Jeffrey J. Cernohous, Neil R. Granlund, David E. Fish
  • Patent number: 10535172
    Abstract: Implementations are directed to methods, systems, apparatus, and computer programs for generation of a three-dimensional (3D) animation by receiving a user input defining a two-dimensional (2D) representation of a plurality of elements, processing, by the one or more processors, the 2D representation to classify the plurality of elements in symbolic elements and action elements, generating, by the one or more processors, based on the symbolic elements, the action elements, and a set of rules a 3D animation corresponding to the 2D representation, and transmitting, by the one or more processors, the 3D animation to an extended reality device for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Short, Robert Dooley, Grace T. Cheng, Sunny Webb, Mary Elizabeth Hamilton
  • Patent number: 10497048
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for using location data to identify and provide services in association with items appearing in captured images. One of the methods includes receiving, from a device, an image and location data representing the device's physical location, determining, based on the location data, that a particular set of one or more locations are within a threshold distance of the device's physical location, accessing, for each of the one or more locations in the particular set, item information that indicates one or more items that are associated with the location, determining, based on the accessed item information, that the image likely shows a particular item that is associated with one or more locations in the particular set, and providing, to the device, instructions for presentation of information about (i) the particular item and (ii) one or more locations in the particular set that are associated with the particular item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Short, Mary Elizabeth Hamilton, Robert Dooley, David T. Nguyen, Leeann Chau Tuyet Dang
  • Publication number: 20190188777
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for using location data to identify and provide services in association with items appearing in captured images. One of the methods includes receiving, from a device, an image and location data representing the device's physical location, determining, based on the location data, that a particular set of one or more locations are within a threshold distance of the device's physical location, accessing, for each of the one or more locations in the particular set, item information that indicates one or more items that are associated with the location, determining, based on the accessed item information, that the image likely shows a particular item that is associated with one or more locations in the particular set, and providing, to the device, instructions for presentation of information about (i) the particular item and (ii) one or more locations in the particular set that are associated with the particular item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Short, Mary Elizabeth Hamilton, Robert Dooley, David T. Nguyen, Leeann Chau Tuyet Dang
  • Publication number: 20190084185
    Abstract: A composition including 6 to 50 weight percent wood pulp fiber and 45 to 93.45 weight percent thermoplastic polymer. In some embodiments, the average dispersion of the wood pulp fibers within the thermoplastic polymer is equal to or greater than 90% as determined by the Dispersion Test. In some embodiments, the dilution level for detection in a bag at 40° C. is equal to or less than 450 as determined by ASTM E679. In some embodiments, the composition further includes 0.5 to 5 weight percent of an additive, such as a compatibilizer, a coupling agent, an anti-oxidant, and/or a lubricant. In some embodiments, the wood pulp fiber is bleached chemical wood pulp fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Robert T. Hamilton, Harshadkumar M. Shah, David E. Fish, Neil R. Granlund, Jeffrey J. Cernohous
  • Publication number: 20170191220
    Abstract: A particle or particles of cellulosic wood pulp fibers having a top and bottom face and a hexagonal perimeter, and methods of using it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventors: Christopher A. Mann, David G. Marsh, Robert T. Hamilton, Charles E. Miller, Harshadkumar Shah
  • Patent number: 9617687
    Abstract: A particle or particles of cellulosic wood pulp fibers having a top and bottom face and a hexagonal perimeter, and methods of using it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Christopher A. Mann, David G Marsh, Robert T. Hamilton, Charles E Miller, Harshadkumar M. Shah
  • Patent number: 9328231
    Abstract: A composition comprising 10 to 50 wt % wood pulp fiber and 45 to 85 wt % thermoplastic polymer wherein the average dispersion of the fibers within the thermoplastic polymer composition is equal to or greater than 90% as determined by the Dispersion Test. The pulp can be bleached chemical wood pulp fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
    Inventors: Robert T. Hamilton, Harshadkumar M. Shah, Jeffrey J. Cernohous, Neil R. Ganlund, David E. Fish
  • Patent number: 8722773
    Abstract: A composition comprising 65 to 90 weight percent kraft chemical wood pulp fibers and a thermoplastic polymer and a method of making the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
    Inventors: Robert T. Hamilton, Harshadkumar M. Shah, Jeffrey Jacob Cernohous, Neil R. Granlund, David E. Fish
  • Patent number: 8715463
    Abstract: A particle or particles of cellulosic wood pulp fibers having a top and bottom face and a hexagonal perimeter, and methods of using it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
    Inventors: Christopher A Mann, David G Marsh, Robert T Hamilton, Charles E Miller, Harshadkumar Shah
  • Patent number: 8317914
    Abstract: A building material product comprising a cementitious binder, an aggregate and cellulose reinforcing fibers wherein the cellulose reinforcing fibers have been treated with cationic or nonionic oil. The resulting fiber when included in a fiber cement composite results in improved deflection of the composite at peak loading as well as improved impact strength while maintaining overall board strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuer NR Company
    Inventors: Robert T Hamilton, David J O'Callaghan, Hugh West
  • Publication number: 20120208933
    Abstract: A composition comprising 65 to 90 weight percent kraft chemical wood pulp fibers and a thermoplastic polymer and a method of making the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: WEYERHAEUSER NR COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert T. HAMILTON, Harshadkumar M. Shah, Jeffrey Jacob Cernohous, Neil R. Granlund, David E. Fish