Patents by Inventor Robert W. Cornell

Robert W. Cornell 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: 20210272705
    Abstract: Various configurations for ICF targets and techniques for their utilization are disclosed which may be simpler and more robust than conventional targets. In some embodiments, these targets may operate at a large areal density (?r), and/or may be imploded primarily by a single strong shock. In some embodiments, the entire volume of a region of fuel may be heated to a desired temperature at once, such that all the fuel mass may participate in the physical processes that may lead to fusion ignition. Targets of this type may be less sensitive to drive non-uniformity and to the temporal profile of driver energy delivery than conventional ICF targets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Innoven Energy LLC
    Inventors: Robert O. Hunter, JR., Conner D. Galloway, Alexander V. Valys, Eric W. Cornell
  • Publication number: 20210236908
    Abstract: A system and process for installing in-ground base and basketball systems allows the systems to be installed without needing to wait for concrete to cure. During installation, concrete is poured and anchor bolts are positioned in the wet concrete, a brace is placed over the upper face of the concrete base and the protruding anchor bolt ends. The brace includes a plurality of outwardly extending lateral legs. The legs extend horizontally beyond the edges of the concrete base and into/over the adjacent ground. A stake is placed through each leg. The basketball goal system is then mounted to the anchor bolts and brace. The brace assists in holding the basketball goal system in the correct position while the concrete cures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: Indian Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert W. Cornell
  • Publication number: 20210228955
    Abstract: Basketball goals may incorporate folding rim assemblies which can be packaged and transported pre-mounted to certain backboard assemblies. Alternately, folding rim assemblies can be sold separately or packaged with a backboard for on-site mounting. Some basketball rim assembles may incorporate a break-away mechanism using a leaf spring. The leaf spring biases the rim bracket and resiliently resists downward pivotal movement of the rim bracket and rim. When the rim is rotated downward under an applied force, the leaf spring is flexed, biasing the rim to return to a static playing position when the force is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Indian Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Elpers, Clay Seitz, Robert W. Cornell
  • Publication number: 20210213337
    Abstract: A basketball goal assembly has an outer support pole extending vertically upward from a base. An inner pole is telescopically arranged within the outer support pole. A basketball backboard assembly having a backboard and a rim extends from an upper end of the inner pole. A series of tracking blocks are secured to the inner pole. Each tracking block protrudes from the inner pole to bear against an inner surface of the outer support pole. The blocks rigidly hold the inner pole at a spaced lateral distance from the outer support pole while allowing the inner pole to travel vertically relative to the outer support pole. An actuator is operable to telescopically raise and lower the inner pole relative to the outer pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Indian Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Hughes, Robert W. Cornell
  • Patent number: 11000747
    Abstract: Basketball goals may incorporate folding rim assemblies which can be packaged and transported pre-mounted to certain backboard assemblies. Alternately, folding rim assemblies can be sold separately or packaged with a backboard for on-site mounting. Some basketball rim assembles may incorporate a break-away mechanism using a leaf spring. The leaf spring biases the rim bracket and resiliently resists downward pivotal movement of the rim bracket and rim. When the rim is rotated downward under an applied force, the leaf spring is flexed, biasing the rim to return to a static playing position when the force is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Indian Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Elpers, Clay Seitz, Robert W. Cornell
  • Publication number: 20210052960
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure include a basketball goal assembly with a vertical support assembly formed with a lower support assembly and an upper support assembly. The basketball goal assembly facilitates packaging, transport, display and installation of the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Indian Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Elpers, Robert W. Cornell
  • Patent number: 10864420
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure include a basketball goal assembly with a vertical support assembly formed with a lower support assembly and an upper support assembly. The basketball goal assembly facilitates packaging, transport, display and installation of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Indian Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Elpers, Robert W. Cornell
  • Publication number: 20200114232
    Abstract: Basketball goals may incorporate folding rim assemblies which can be packaged and transported pre-mounted to certain backboard assemblies. Alternately, folding rim assemblies can be sold separately or packaged with a backboard for on-site mounting. Some basketball rim assembles may incorporate a break-away mechanism using a leaf spring. The leaf spring biases the rim bracket and resiliently resists downward pivotal movement of the rim bracket and rim. When the rim is rotated downward under an applied force, the leaf spring is flexed, biasing the rim to return to a static playing position when the force is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Indian Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Elpers, Clay Seitz, Robert W. Cornell
  • Patent number: 10576345
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present disclosure describe a frameless basketball backboard assembly and a method for producing a frameless basketball backboard assembly. A mounting structure is attached to one side of the backboard assembly, and a support assembly mounted to the backboard assembly connects the backboard assembly to a base. A rim may be added to a side of the backboard assembly by attaching to the support assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Indian Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Elpers, Robert W. Cornell
  • Patent number: 10470622
    Abstract: A sheet product dispenser includes a transfer bar, a roller assembly, a motor, a sensor, and a controller. The transfer bar is movable between first and second positions. The roller assembly, disposed proximate the transfer bar second position, has a drive roller and a pinch roller that define a nip. The motor is in operable communication with the transfer bar to move the transfer bar between the first and second positions. The sensor is in operable communication with the dispenser cover. The controller is in operable communication with the sensor and the motor, and is responsive to executable instructions to facilitate actuation of the motor in response to a signal from the sensor to cause the transfer bar to move between the first position and second positions. The transfer bar includes at least one finger that drives an end of a roll of sheet product towards the nip upon actuation of the transfer bar from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Harold Goeking, Robert W. Cornell, Panagiotis Zosimadis, James Noah McNeely
  • Patent number: 10272308
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present disclosure describe a frameless basketball backboard assembly and a method for producing a frameless basketball backboard assembly. A mounting structure is attached to one side of the backboard assembly, and a support assembly mounted to the backboard assembly connects the backboard assembly to a base. A rim may be added to a side of the backboard assembly by attaching to the support assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Indian Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Elpers, Robert W. Cornell
  • Publication number: 20190001206
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a basketball goal vibration damping apparatus for attachment to a basketball goal assembly. In some embodiments the vibration damping apparatus is a tuned mass damper mounted or mountable to a basketball goal assembly. The tuned mass damper may use magnetic damping to accelerate damping of the basketball goal assembly to a normal static state after an impact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Indian Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Cornell, Philip Elpers
  • Patent number: 10159389
    Abstract: A sheet product dispenser is provided. The sheet product dispenser includes a roll of sheet product, a dispensing arrangement, and a method of sensing the separation of a dispensed sheet product. A sensor is provided for detecting the movement of a movable member, such as a tear bar or paper guide. The sensor generates a signal in response to the movement of the movable member. A controller de-energizes a roller in said dispensing arrangement in response to said signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Harold Goeking, Robert W. Cornell, Panagiotis Zosimadis, Noah McNeely
  • Publication number: 20180333625
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure include a basketball goal assembly with a vertical support assembly formed with a lower support assembly and an upper support assembly. The basketball goal assembly facilitates packaging, transport, display and installation of the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Philip Elpers, Robert W. Cornell
  • Publication number: 20180333626
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present disclosure describe a frameless basketball backboard assembly and a method for producing a frameless basketball backboard assembly. A mounting structure is attached to one side of the backboard assembly, and a support assembly mounted to the backboard assembly connects the backboard assembly to a base. A rim may be added to a side of the backboard assembly by attaching to the support assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: Indian Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Elpers, Robert W. Cornell
  • Patent number: 10130860
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present disclosure describe a frameless basketball backboard assembly and a method for producing a frameless basketball backboard assembly. A mounting structure is attached to one side of the backboard assembly, and a support assembly mounted to the backboard assembly connects the backboard assembly to a base. A rim may be added to a side of the backboard assembly by attaching to the support assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Indian Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Elpers, Robert W. Cornell
  • Patent number: 10052540
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present disclosure describe a frameless basketball backboard assembly and a method for producing a frameless basketball backboard assembly. A mounting structure is attached to one side of the backboard assembly, and a support assembly mounted to the backboard assembly connects the backboard assembly to a base. A rim may be added to a side of the backboard assembly by attaching to the support assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Indian Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Elpers, Robert W. Cornell
  • Patent number: D879220
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Indian Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Elpers, Robert W. Cornell
  • Patent number: D879892
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Indian Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Elpers, Robert W. Cornell
  • Patent number: D881303
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Indian Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Elpers, Robert W. Cornell