Patents by Inventor Robert Tucker

Robert Tucker 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: 11390623
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds of Formula (I): and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof wherein the variables R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, a and A are as defined herein; processes for the preparation of; intermediates used in the preparation of; and compositions containing such compounds or salts, and their uses for treating D3-mediated (or D3-associated) disorders including, e.g., substance addiction, substance abuse, schizophrenia (e.g., its cognitive symptoms), cognitive impairment (e.g., cognitive impairment associated with schizophrenia, AD or PD), Parkinson's disease, mania, anxiety, impulse control disorders, sexual disorders and depression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: PFIZER INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Allen Chappie, Jaclyn Louise Henderson, Joseph Michael Young, Travis T. Wager, Bethany Lyn Kormos, Nandini Chaturbhai Patel, Simone Sciabola, Jamison Bryce Tuttle, Patrick Robert Verhoest, Joseph Walter Tucker
  • Publication number: 20220063188
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system includes a build platform, a particulate dispenser assembly configured to dispense or remove particulate to or from the build platform, and a plurality of print heads each having at least one binder jet. The binder jets are configured to dispense at least one binder in varying densities onto the particulate in multiple locations to consolidate the particulate to form the component with a variable binder density throughout. The system also includes a plurality of arms extending at least partially across the build platform and supporting the print heads and at least one actuator assembly configured to rotate the print heads and/or the build platform about a rotation axis and move at least one of the print heads and the build platform in a build direction perpendicular to the build platform as part of a helical build process for the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Juan Pablo Cilia, John P. Davis, William Thomas Carter, JR., Jared Micheal Iverson, Michael Robert Tucker, Michael Evans Graham, Edward James Nieters, Christopher James Kenny
  • Patent number: 11247393
    Abstract: Methods and systems for fabricating a component by consolidating a particulate include a build platform configured to receive a particulate, a particulate dispenser configured to deposit the particulate on the build platform, and at least one print head including at least one jet. The at least one print head is configured to dispense a binder through the at least one jet onto the particulate to consolidate at least a portion of the particulate and form a component. The methods and systems also include at least one actuator assembly configured to rotate at least one of the at least one print head and the build platform about a rotation axis extending through the build platform and move at least one of the at least one print head and the build platform in a build direction perpendicular to the build platform as part of a helical build process for the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Juan Pablo Cilia, John Paul Davis, William Thomas Carter, Jared Micheal Iverson, Michael Robert Tucker, Michael Evans Graham, Edward James Nieters
  • Patent number: 11224940
    Abstract: A powder bed containment system for use with a rotating direct metal laser melting (DMLM) system includes an annular build plate, which includes an inner wall, an outer wall concentric with the inner wall and spaced radially apart from the inner wall, and a substantially planar build surface extending between the inner wall and the outer wall, where the substantially planar build surface is arranged to receive a weldable powder for manufacture of an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: William Thomas Carter, Zhen Liu, Younkoo Jeong, Michael Robert Tucker
  • Patent number: 11093514
    Abstract: A query comprising a graph pattern comprising a plurality of graph triples of node-edge-node is received. A graph database comprising a plurality of graph patterns is accessed and a plurality of graph patterns in the graph database that match the received query are identified. An inverse frequency for each graph triple of the received query in the accessed graph database is calculated and from this a score for each graph pattern in the graph database that matches the received query is also calculated, the score comprising a sum of the inverse frequencies for each graph triple contained within the respective graph pattern. The plurality of graph patterns in the graph database that match the received query are then ranked according to their respective calculated scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Tucker, Robert Kerr, Martin Nathan, Dominique Martindale
  • Patent number: 11012319
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for entity selection in a visualization of a network graph is provided. The present invention may include receiving as input a selection interaction. The present invention may then include generating a profile based on one or more entity characteristics of one or more entities selected in the selection interaction. The present invention may then include generating a weighting for one or more entities based on the generated profile, wherein the generated weighting is a sum of weights of one or more entity characteristics. The present invention may lastly include partitioning the user interface into one or more selectable areas, wherein a size of the selectable area is based on the generated weighting for a displayed entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Kerr, Ian P. Kitchen, Robert Tucker, Dominique Martindale, Martin Nathan
  • Patent number: 10936998
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product digitally manipulate a human resources workflow on a mobile device. A selection of a human resources operation is received from a mobile application executing on the mobile device; a business rule corresponding to the human resources operation is identified. The business rule comprises a plurality of linked metadata objects forming a syntax tree. The plurality of linked metadata objects is interpreted to implement the business rule, Interpreting comprises sending a first set of chat messages that request input for the plurality of linked metadata objects, and receiving a second set of chat messages that provide the requested input. The human resources operation is performed according to the business rule, generating a workflow stage notification, and publishing the workflow stage notification to a set of mobile devices for display on a timeline of the mobile application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ADP, LLC
    Inventors: Ashish Bidadi, Darshan Kapadia, Amit Maimon, Lohit J. Sarma, Robert Tucker, Tom Tytunovich, Patrick Quinn, Christopher Fahey, Ryan Bannon
  • Patent number: 10926152
    Abstract: An assembly for conveying sports equipment includes a first pulley, a second pulley, and a belt extending between and movable around the pulleys. A plurality of engagement members are coupled to the belt such that they travel along a path extending from the first pulley to the second pulley and back. The second pulley is spaced apart from the first pulley along a first axis, and along a second axis that is perpendicular to the first axis such that the belt is inclined toward the second pulley, and such that sports equipment engaged with an engagement member beneath the first pulley will advance toward the second pulley. A stop member is offset from the path of the engagement members such that empty engagement members can proceed beyond the stop member, and the stop member is configured to stop motion of the belt upon contacting sports equipment conveyed by engagement members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Mak Pickleball, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Tucker
  • Publication number: 20200376752
    Abstract: Methods and systems for fabricating a component by consolidating a particulate include a build platform configured to receive a particulate, a particulate dispenser configured to deposit the particulate on the build platform, and at least one print head including at least one jet. The at least one print head is configured to dispense a binder through the at least one jet onto the particulate to consolidate at least a portion of the particulate and form a component. The methods and systems also include at least one actuator assembly configured to rotate at least one of the at least one print head and the build platform about a rotation axis extending through the build platform and move at least one of the at least one print head and the build platform in a build direction perpendicular to the build platform as part of a helical build process for the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Juan Pablo Cilia, John Paul Davis, William Thomas Carter, Jared Micheal Iverson, Michael Robert Tucker, Michael Evans Graham, Edward James Nieters
  • Patent number: 10838701
    Abstract: A method of increasing a speed of operation of a computer via a metadata-based business rule interpreter. The method includes receiving, at a processor, user input defining a business rule. The method also includes translating, by the processor, the user input into a domain-specific language entirely consisting of metadata objects, wherein a translated syntax is formed, the translated syntax being an abstract syntax tree structure consisting of only the metadata objects. The method also includes executing, by the processor, an abstract syntax tree interpreter and taking as input into the abstract syntax tree interpreter the translated syntax. A compiler operation to generate computer code for implementing the business rule is avoided. Executing the abstract syntax tree interpreter produces a result in a browser without using executable code to achieve the result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ADP, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph C. Groseclose, Robert Tucker, Zachary Brandt, Aakash Kharche, Satheesh Nagarajan, Darshan Kapadia
  • Publication number: 20200337414
    Abstract: A heeled shoe including a heel located in the rear part of the shoe and configured so that it is almost completely hidden from view when the shoe is in use and the use of such shoe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventor: ROBERT TUCKER
  • Patent number: 10802881
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of enabling distributed computers to communicate more effectively in an enterprise that provides flexible approval notifications in an organization, wherein at least one of the distributed computers stores a graph database in which attributes regarding individuals of the organization are stored. The computer-implemented method includes receiving, at a server computer in the distributed computers, a request for a task to be performed, wherein the task requires approval by at least a first person in the organization who has authority to approve the request. The computer-implemented method also includes traversing, by the server computer, the graph database, to determine an identity of the first person, wherein traversing is performed based on criteria determined at least partially by information automatically extracted from the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: ADP, LLC
    Inventors: Michael F. Brown, Robert Tucker, Kuntal Roy, Annelise Levitt, Edgardo Aviles Lopez, Kevin A. Miller, Lauren Miller, Lohit J. Sarma
  • Publication number: 20200290810
    Abstract: An assembly for conveying sports equipment includes a first pulley, a second pulley, and a belt extending between and movable around the pulleys. A plurality of engagement members are coupled to the belt such that they travel along a path extending from the first pulley to the second pulley and back. The second pulley is spaced apart from the first pulley along a first axis, and along a second axis that is perpendicular to the first axis such that the belt is inclined toward the second pulley, and such that sports equipment engaged with an engagement member beneath the first pulley will advance toward the second pulley. A stop member is offset from the path of the engagement members such that empty engagement members can proceed beyond the stop member, and the stop member is configured to stop motion of the belt upon contacting sports equipment conveyed by engagement members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Tucker
  • Publication number: 20200269353
    Abstract: Methods and systems for fabricating a component by consolidating a particulate include a build platform configured to receive the particulate, a particulate dispenser configured to deposit the particulate onto the build platform, and a consolidation device configured to consolidate at least a portion of the particulate to form a component. The methods and systems also include a first actuator assembly configured to induce rotation of the build platform about a rotation axis at a first speed. The rotation axis extends through a center of the build platform. The methods and systems further include a second actuator assembly including an actuator and a shaft extending along the rotation axis. The actuator is configured to cause rotation of the shaft about the rotation axis at a second speed different from the first speed. The shaft is coupled to the build platform and configured to induce linear movement of the build platform along the rotation axis upon rotation of the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: William Thomas Carter, Pawan Sudhindra Rao, Christopher James Hayden, Michael Robert Tucker
  • Publication number: 20200201611
    Abstract: A method of increasing a speed of operation of a computer via a metadata-based business rule interpreter. The method includes receiving, at a processor, user input defining a business rule. The method also includes translating, by the processor, the user input into a domain-specific language entirely consisting of metadata objects, wherein a translated syntax is formed, the translated syntax being an abstract syntax tree structure consisting of only the metadata objects. The method also includes executing, by the processor, an abstract syntax tree interpreter and taking as input into the abstract syntax tree interpreter the translated syntax. A compiler operation to generate computer code for implementing the business rule is avoided. Executing the abstract syntax tree interpreter produces a result in a browser without using executable code to achieve the result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph C. Groseclose, Robert Tucker, Zachary Brandt, Aakash Kharche, Satheesh Nagarajan, Darshan Kapadia
  • Publication number: 20200108559
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing apparatus includes at least one build unit with a powder delivery mechanism, a powder recoating mechanism and an irradiation beam directing mechanism. The build platform is a rotating build platform or a non-rotating build platform. A gas inlet nozzle and a gas exhaust nozzle direct gas across the build site. A positioning mechanism is connected to the gas inlet nozzle and the gas exhaust nozzle, and the positioning mechanism is configured to provide independent movement of the gas inlet nozzle and the gas exhaust nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Robert Tucker, William Thomas Carter, William Francis Monaghan, Christopher James Hayden
  • Patent number: 10579351
    Abstract: A method of increasing a speed of operation of a computer via a metadata-based business rule interpreter. The method includes receiving, at a processor, user input defining a business rule. The method also includes translating, by the processor, the user input into a domain-specific language entirely consisting of metadata objects, wherein a translated syntax is formed, the translated syntax being an abstract syntax tree structure consisting of only the metadata objects. The method also includes executing, by the processor, an abstract syntax tree interpreter and taking as input into the abstract syntax tree interpreter the translated syntax. A compiler operation to generate computer code for implementing the business rule is avoided. Executing the abstract syntax tree interpreter produces a result in a browser without using executable code to achieve the result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ADP, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph C. Groseclose, Robert Tucker, Zachary Brandt, Aakash Kharche, Satheesh Nagarajan, Darshan Kapadia
  • Publication number: 20200061711
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system for printing an article including a build plate having a build surface between an inner radius and an outer radius that may receive powder particles and a recoating assembly that may distribute the powder particles onto the build surface to form a build layer of the article. The recoating assembly includes a support jig having a first end, a second end, and a support wall extending between the first and second ends and a recoater blade coupled to the second end and extending along at least a portion of a length of the support wall. A shape of the recoater blade is such that, when the recoater blade is positioned against the build surface, an angle between the recoater blade and a tangent at each radii of the build plate is substantially constant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Robert Tucker
  • Publication number: 20200036598
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for entity selection in a visualization of a network graph is provided. The present invention may include receiving as input a selection interaction. The present invention may then include generating a profile based on one or more entity characteristics of one or more entities selected in the selection interaction. The present invention may then include generating a weighting for one or more entities based on the generated profile, wherein the generated weighting is a sum of weights of one or more entity characteristics. The present invention may lastly include partitioning the user interface into one or more selectable areas, wherein a size of the selectable area is based on the generated weighting for a displayed entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Kerr, Ian P. Kitchen, Robert Tucker, Dominique Martindale, Martin Nathan
  • Publication number: 20200026771
    Abstract: A query comprising a graph pattern comprising a plurality of graph triples of node-edge-node is received. A graph database comprising a plurality of graph patterns is accessed and a plurality of graph patterns in the graph database that match the received query are identified. An inverse frequency for each graph triple of the received query in the accessed graph database is calculated and from this a score for each graph pattern in the graph database that matches the received query is also calculated, the score comprising a sum of the inverse frequencies for each graph triple contained within the respective graph pattern. The plurality of graph patterns in the graph database that match the received query are then ranked according to their respective calculated scores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: ROBERT TUCKER, ROBERT KERR, MARTIN NATHAN, DOMINIQUE MARTINDALE