Patents by Inventor Robert Walker

Robert Walker 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: 20210318488
    Abstract: T-phase-shifted fiber Bragg gratings in optical waveguides, and methods of formation thereof. Sensing apparatus comprising such gratings using femtosecond pulse duration lasers and specialized transmission diffraction elements or phase masks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Cyril HNATOVSKY, Dan GROBNIC, Stephen MIHAILOV, Robert WALKER, Ping LU, Huimin DING, David COULAS, Kasthuri DE SILVA,
  • Patent number: 11144240
    Abstract: Initialization is performed based on the commands received at the command queue. To perform initialization, a bank touch count list that includes a list of banks being accessed by the commands and a bank touch count for each of the banks in the list is updated. The bank touch count identifies the number of commands accessing each of the banks. The bank touch count list is updated by assigning a bank priority rank to each of the banks based on their bank touch count, respectively. Once initialized, the commands in the command queue are scheduled by inserting each of the commands into priority queues based on the bank touch count list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. La Fratta, Robert Walker
  • Publication number: 20210289976
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus for heating a pot of food or beverage, the apparatus comprising at least one receptacle (20), each receptacle for temporarily receiving a pot of food or beverage to be heated. Each receptacle comprises a base (22), sidewalls (24), and an opening opposite from the base (22) for receiving the pot; a heater element (43) mounted to the sidewalls; a temperature sensor (45) mounted to the base; a pot sensor (40, 41) for detecting whether or not a pot is present in the receptacle; and a controller connected to the heater element, temperature sensor, and pot sensor. The controller is configured to control the heater element in response to the pot sensor and temperature sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Jacki Walker, Jason Krebs, Robert Morgan, Harvey Tuck
  • Publication number: 20210283791
    Abstract: A handle for a personal care system with a first end having a head configured to engage a shaving cartridge, a second end with a partially enclosed ring having a first arm with a first end facing a first end of a second arm to defines a gap having a width. The first and second arms define an undercut region below the gap. A lower surface extends between the partially enclosed ring and the head, wherein the lower surface and the partially enclosed ring are configured to receive a container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Eric Glenn Siegmann, Nicholas Robert Harrington, Vincent Paul Walker, JR., Jack Anthony Washington
  • Patent number: 11119908
    Abstract: Methods of mapping memory regions to processes based on thermal data of memory regions are described. In some embodiments, a memory controller may receive a memory allocation request. The memory allocation request may include a logical memory address. The method may further include mapping the logical memory address to an address in a memory region of the memory system based on thermal data for memory regions of the memory system. Additional methods and systems are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Walker, David A. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20210271472
    Abstract: Methods and systems for developing, modifying, and distributing software applications for enterprise systems are described herein. A software component, such as a native mobile application or a template application, may be modified into a managed mobile application, and metadata associated with the managed mobile application may be generated. The managed application and associated metadata may be provided to one or more application stores, such as public application stores and/or enterprise application stores. Managed applications and/or associated metadata may be retrieved by computing devices from public application stores and/or enterprise application stores, and may be executed as managed applications in an enterprise system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Zhongmin Lang, Gary Barton, James Robert Walker, Vipin Aravindakshan
  • Publication number: 20210271492
    Abstract: Methods and systems for accessing conflicting frameworks and classes are presented. In some embodiments, a conflicting frameworks computing platform may receive an application classloader corresponding to a mobile application. The application classloader may indicate one or more child application-defined classloaders. Subsequently, the conflicting frameworks computing platform may create a framework-defined classloader comprising a first class that conflicts with a second class in the one or more child application-defined classloaders. Further, the conflicting frameworks computing platform may create a framework-termination classloader. The framework-termination classloader may be a parent classloader of the framework-defined classloader. Next, the conflicting frameworks computing platform may replace, using a reflection function, the application classloader with a new application classloader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventor: James Robert Walker
  • Publication number: 20210266305
    Abstract: A secure control system includes a network of multiplexers that control end/field devices of an infrastructure system, such as an electric power grid. The multiplexers have a default secure lockdown state that prevents remote access to data on the multiplexers and prevents modification of software or firmware of the multiplexer. One or more of the multiplexers include a physical authentication device that confirms the physical proximity of a trusted individual when remote access is requested. A user accesses the network and one of the multiplexers remotely by way of login credentials. The trusted individual confirms the identity of the remote user and operates the physical authentication device connected with and in proximity to that multiplexer, thereby confirming that the remote user can be trusted to access data and reconfigure the multiplexers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Michael David Kramarczyk, Emmanuel Duvelson, Robert Walker
  • Patent number: 11098691
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to methods for manufacturing wind turbine rotor blades and components thereof. In one embodiment, the method includes forming an outer surface of a rotor blade panel from one or more fiber-reinforced outer skins. The method also includes printing and depositing at least one reinforcement structure onto an inner surface of the one or more fiber-reinforced outer skins to form the rotor blade panel, wherein the reinforcement structure bonds to the one or more fiber-reinforced outer skins as the reinforcement structure is being deposited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Robert Tobin, Stephen Bertram Johnson, Jamie T. Livingston, Alan M. Walker
  • Patent number: 11087517
    Abstract: In particular embodiments, a 2D representation of an object may be provided. A first method may comprise: receiving sketch input identifying a target position for a specified portion of the object; computing a deformation for the object within the context of a character rig specification for the object; and displaying an updated version of the object. A second method may comprise detecting sketch input; classifying the sketch input, based on the 2D representation, as an instantiation of the object; instantiating the object using a 3D model of the object; and displaying a 3D visual representation of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: Disney Enterprises, Inc., ETH Zürich (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich)
    Inventors: Robert Walker Sumner, Maurizio Nitti, Stelian Coros, Bernhard Thomaszewski, Fabian Andreas Hahn, Markus Gross, Frederik Rudolf Mutzel
  • Publication number: 20210223999
    Abstract: Commands in a command queue are received and scheduled. For each of the commands, scheduling includes determining an age of a command based on an entrance time of the command in the command queue. When the age of the command satisfies a first threshold, marking all other commands in the command queue as not issuable when the command is a deterministic command, and marking all other commands in the command queue as not issuable when the command is a non-deterministic command and the intermediate command queue is not empty. Scheduling the command further includes determining whether the command is a read command and marking the command as not issuable when the command is a non-deterministic read command and the intermediate command queue is empty.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Patrick A. La Fratta, Robert Walker
  • Publication number: 20210227361
    Abstract: A system generating, using a first addressable unit address decoder, a first addressable unit address based on an input address, an interleaving factor, and a number of first addressable units. The system then generating, using an internal address decoder, an internal address based on the input address, the interleaving factor, and the number of first addressable units. Generating the internal address includes: determining a lower address value by extracting lower bits of the internal address, determining an upper address value by extracting upper bits of the internal address, and adding the lower address value to the upper address value to generate the internal address. Using an internal power-of-two address boundary decoder and the internal address, the system then generating a second addressable unit address, a third addressable unit address, a fourth addressable unit address, and a fifth addressable unit address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Patrick A. La Fratta, Robert Walker, Chandrasekhar Nagarajan
  • Patent number: 11048527
    Abstract: Methods and systems for accessing conflicting frameworks and classes are presented. In some embodiments, a conflicting frameworks computing platform may receive an application classloader corresponding to a mobile application. The application classloader may indicate one or more child application-defined classloaders. Subsequently, the conflicting frameworks computing platform may create a framework-defined classloader comprising a first class that conflicts with a second class in the one or more child application-defined classloaders. Further, the conflicting frameworks computing platform may create a framework-termination classloader. The framework-termination classloader may be a parent classloader of the framework-defined classloader. Next, the conflicting frameworks computing platform may replace, using a reflection function, the application classloader with a new application classloader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: James Robert Walker
  • Patent number: 11020620
    Abstract: A fire protection external vehicle cover including a plurality of panels of a fire retardant material or textile. Each panel is configured to cover an adjacent portion of the cabin of the vehicle; with one or more panels including a retention mechanism to secure the panels by gripping between closed doors and door frames of the cabin. A storage and deployment mechanism is configured to store and deploy the cover from one or more locations on the vehicle; wherein in operation, when deployed, the cover forms an enclosure over the cabin thereby protecting external surfaces of the cabin and thus its occupants and an internal lining of the vehicle from exposure to radiant heat, burning embers and flames if the vehicle is moving through or becomes trapped in a fire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Robert James Walker, Matthew Robert Walker
  • Publication number: 20210157510
    Abstract: Various embodiments described herein provide for execution of a memory function within a memory sub-system. For example, some embodiments provide for execution of certain memory-related functions internally within the memory sub-system, at the request of a host system, using one or more memory access operations (e.g., direct memory access operations) performed internally within the memory sub-system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Dhawal Bavishi, Robert Walker
  • Patent number: 11016885
    Abstract: A system generating, using a first addressable unit address decoder, a first addressable unit address based on an input address, an interleaving factor, and a number of first addressable units. The system then generating, using an internal address decoder, an internal address based on the input address, the interleaving factor, and the number of first addressable units. Generating the internal address includes: determining a lower address value by extracting lower bits of the internal address, determining an upper address value by extracting upper bits of the internal address, and adding the lower address value to the upper address value to generate the internal address. Using an internal power-of-two address boundary decoder and the internal address, the system then generating a second addressable unit address, a third addressable unit address, a fourth addressable unit address, and a fifth addressable unit address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. La Fratta, Robert Walker, Chandrasekhar Nagarajan
  • Patent number: 11005831
    Abstract: A secure control system includes a network of multiplexers that control end/field devices of an infrastructure system, such as an electric power grid. The multiplexers have a default secure lockdown state that prevents remote access to data on the multiplexers and prevents modification of software or firmware of the multiplexer. One or more of the multiplexers include a physical authentication device that confirms the physical proximity of a trusted individual when remote access is requested. A user accesses the network and one of the multiplexers remotely by way of login credentials. The trusted individual confirms the identity of the remote user and operates the physical authentication device connected with and in proximity to that multiplexer, thereby confirming that the remote user can be trusted to access data and reconfigure the multiplexers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael David Kramarczyk, Emmanuel Duvelson, Robert Walker
  • Patent number: 10990321
    Abstract: Commands in a command queue are received and scheduled. For each of the commands, scheduling includes determining an age of a command based on an entrance time of the command in the command queue. When the age of the command satisfies a first threshold, marking all other commands in the command queue as not issuable when the command is a deterministic command, and marking all other commands in the command queue as not issuable when the command is a non-deterministic command and the intermediate command queue is not empty. Scheduling the command further includes determining whether the command is a read command and marking the command as not issuable when the command is a non-deterministic read command and the intermediate command queue is empty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. La Fratta, Robert Walker
  • Patent number: 10970247
    Abstract: An internal processor of a memory device configured to selectively execute instructions in parallel, for example. One such internal processor includes a plurality of arithmetic logic units (ALUs), each connected to conditional masking logic, and each configured to process conditional instructions. A condition instruction may be received by a sequencer of the memory device. Once the condition instruction is received, the sequencer may enable the conditional masking logic of the ALUs. The sequencer may toggle a signal to the conditional masking logic such that the masking logic masks certain instructions if a condition of the condition instruction has been met, and masks other instructions if the condition has not been met. In one embodiment, each ALU in the internal processor may selectively perform instructions in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Walker
  • Patent number: 10959443
    Abstract: A liquid treatment device includes a base with a power source, a UV-LED module for providing UV-B or UV-C light to liquid, an LED for providing visible light, and a processor for selectively powering the UV-LED module and the LED, and having a UV transmissive material above the UV-LED module for allowing the UV-B or UV-C band light from the UV-LED module to be transmitted from the base housing, and a liquid storage housing removably coupled to the base housing with a storage portion configured to hold liquid and having a bottom portion comprising a UV transmissive material for allowing the UV-B or UV-C band light from the UV-LED module to be transmitted into the liquid, and an output coupled for restricting outflow of the liquid from the storage portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: LARQ, INC.
    Inventors: Yitao Liao, Robert Walker, Doug Collins