Patents by Inventor Robert Walsh

Robert Walsh 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: 10547909
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for providing interactive electronic commerce functionality via graphical overlays on live streaming video. An indication is received that an item is featured or discussed in a live video stream. The live video stream is sent to a client. Data encoding a selectable graphical overlay is sent to the client in response to the indication. The selectable graphical overlay is configured to be rendered by the client relative to the live video stream. A selection of the selectable graphical overlay is configured to perform an interactive function relative to the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Amber Autrey Taylor, Steven Kessel, Daniel Thomas Mellott, Brent Robert Mills, Liza Marie Walsh
  • Patent number: 10545757
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for performing an instruction in a computer processor are described. For example, an instruction having a source and destination operand is executed to determine whether all data elements of the source operand are equal and an indication of the determination is stored in the destination operand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Matt Walsh, Elmoustapha Ould-Ahmed-Vall, Robert Valentine, Bret Toll
  • Patent number: 10533768
    Abstract: The efficient fan controller includes a microprocessor receiving at least one signal input from thermostat/equipment control terminals to control a fan relay to operate a system fan. The microprocessor monitors a thermostat call for cooling/heating duration and determines a variable fan-off delay based on the cooling/heating cycle duration, and at an end of a cooling/heating cycle energize the fan relay to operate the system fan for the variable fan-off delay. The fan controller avoids false thermostat activation signals and includes a common wire adapter to provide continuous power to a smart communicating thermostat and is configured to evaluate floating, zero, rectified, false positive and active input signals. The fan controller can be embodied on a forced-air-unit control board or thermostat. The fan controller installation methods ensure the system fan/blower operates at high speed for heating and cooling to improve thermal comfort, efficiency and satisfy the thermostat sooner to save energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventors: Robert J. Mowris, John Walsh
  • Patent number: 10522326
    Abstract: A method of locating a substrate within a field of view of an imaging system includes acquiring an image of a first marker on a substrate in the field of view. The first marker has a first spatial pattern representing a position of the first marker relative to the substrate. The method also includes determining possible positions of the substrate based on the first spatial pattern and moving the substrate relative to the field of view based on the possible positions of the substrate. The method also includes acquiring an image of a second marker on the substrate in the field of view. The second marker has a second pattern representing a position of the second marker relative to the substrate. The method further includes determining the position of the substrate relative to the field of view based on the position of the second marker on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Michael Patrick Walsh, Dirk Robert Englund
  • Publication number: 20190375517
    Abstract: A structural assembly of an aircraft has a fastener extending into first and second structural members. A washer is disposed between the fastener and one of the structural members to electrically insulate the fastener and the structural members. The washer has a core of reinforcement fibers supported in a thermoplastic matrix material. Electrically-insulating outer layers of glass fibers overlay the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Paolo BALLOCCHI, Robert WALSH, Nigel DONALDSON
  • Publication number: 20190365386
    Abstract: The present technology is directed generally to devices, systems, and methods for enclosing anatomical openings. In one example, an aneurysm device is endovascularly deliverable to a site proximate to an arterial aneurysm. The aneurysm device comprises a closure structure having a distal-facing aspect configured to at least partially occlude the aneurysm and a proximal-facing aspect configured to arch over lumina of an artery. The closure structure can include a plurality of struts forming support arms and anchoring arms. The device further includes a supplemental stabilizer connected to the closure structure and configured to reside in the artery and press outward against a luminal wall thereof. A barrier can span at least a portion of the distal-facing aspect of the closure structure and be configured to further occlude a neck of the aneurysm. The closure structure can be configured to restrict and/or divert flow to or from the aneurysm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: PULSAR VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony BACHMAN, Chad ROUE, Marc JENSEN, Mike WALSH, Scott CAMERON, Michael GENDREAU, Robert M. ABRAMS
  • Patent number: 10494192
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for sorting items to a plurality of sort destinations. The items are fed into the apparatus at an input station having a scanning station. The scanning station evaluates one or more characteristics of each item. The items are then loaded onto one of a plurality of independently controlled delivery vehicles. The delivery vehicles are individually driven to sort destinations. Once at the appropriate sort destination, the delivery vehicle ejects the item to the sort destination and returns to receive another item to be delivered. A re-induction conveyor may be provided for receiving select items from the vehicles and conveying the items back to the input station for re-processing. Additionally, a controller is provided to control the movement of the vehicles based on a characteristic each item being delivered by each vehicle. The system may also include vehicles having edge-detection assemblies for detecting items being loaded onto or discharged from the vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Opex Corporation
    Inventors: Robert R. DeWitt, Alexander Stevens, Monty McVaugh, James Walsh, Gregory Wilson
  • Patent number: 10491958
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for providing a live video stream with an interactive shopping interface. A live video stream and item information are obtained from another computing device. The item information indicates one or more items being featured in the live video stream. A user interface is rendered upon a display. The user interface includes the live video stream and a timeline interface indicating the items being featured during various segments in the live video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Amber Autrey Taylor, Gary Alexander Campbell, David James Roy Erdmann, Paul Anthony Kotas, Brent Robert Mills, Liza Marie Walsh
  • Patent number: 10485689
    Abstract: An Unloader assembly to control load distribution about a joint is disclosed. The assembly including an upper collar attachable above the joint and a lower collar attached below the joint, and a hinge positioned between the upper attachment and the lower attachment. The Unloader further includes a compression assembly includes an arm attached at one end to the hinge and a housing into which the arm is slidable. The housing further includes a bushing and a variable resistance beam positioned between the arm and the bushing. The variable resistance beam provides a variable degree of rigidity to provide different levels of resistance to compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Alliance Design and Development Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Walsh, Peter B. Tarlton
  • Publication number: 20190346163
    Abstract: A solid-state adapter provides a common-wire functionality to an HVAC system including four wire connections between a thermostat and HVAC equipment The adapter may include an embodiment of an efficient fan controller to provide a fan-off delay based on the duration of a heating cycle or the duration of a cooling cycle where the duration includes at least one duration selected from the group consisting of: a heating on time, a heating off time, a cooling on time, and a cooling off time. The solid-state common-wire adapter uses a TRIAC, capacitor and load resistor to provide a small, low-cost and reliable electronic device which repurposes the existing wiring harness to add a common wire functionality where previously one did not exist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: John Walsh, Robert J. Mowris
  • Patent number: 10470518
    Abstract: An active footwear suspension system is disclosed. The footwear system provides dynamic suspension using at least one or more variable resistance beams. At least one or more VRB from an anchor plate positioned forward of and/or aft of an arch section of the footwear, thus providing selectable suspension to the wearer. The selected rotation of the VRBs from a first position to a second position provides customized suspension between a minimum resistance to a maximum resistance per zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Alliance Deign and Development Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Walsh, Peter B. Tarlton
  • Publication number: 20190324412
    Abstract: A load control system may include control devices for controlling power provided to an electrical load. The control devices may include a control-source device and a control-target device. The control-target device may control the power provided to the electrical load based on digital messages received from the control-source device. The control devices may include a load control discovery device capable of sending discovery messages configured to discover control devices within a location. The discovered control devices may be organized by signal strength and may be provided to a network device to enable association of the discovered control devices within a location. The discovery messages may be transmitted within an established discovery range. The discovery range may be adjusted to discover different control devices. Different control devices may be identified as the load control discovery device for discovering different control devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Kyle Thomas Barco, Bryan Robert Barnes, Erica L. Clymer, Brian Michael Courtney, Jordan H. Crafts, William Bryce Fricke, Galen Edgar Knode, Sanjeev Kumar, Jonathan T. Lenz, Stephen M. Ludwig, JR., Sandeep Mudabail Raghuram, Richard M. Walsh, III
  • Patent number: 10441323
    Abstract: Technologies are generally provided for devices, systems, and methods to provide spinal fixation, spinal stabilization, and/or spinal fusion. Example devices may include a first end and a second end with a middle portion extending between the first and second end. The first end may be configured to be in contact with a portion of a first or upper vertebra and the second end may be configured to be in contact with a portion of a second or lower vertebra in an adjacent vertebral pair. Portions of the vertebra which may be in contact with the device may include lamina, processes, vertebral bodies, and facet joints. The example devices may include bone engagement features, such as screws or similar fasteners, to enhance stabilization and fixation when in contact with the vertebrae. Additionally, the devices may include a bone integration feature to promote bone growth and to facilitate fusion between the vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: New South Innovations Pty Limited
    Inventors: William Robert Walsh, Matthew Henry Pelletier
  • Patent number: 10426487
    Abstract: The present technology is directed generally to devices, systems, and methods for enclosing anatomical openings. In several embodiments, an aneurysm device is endovascularly deliverable to a site proximate to an arterial aneurysm. The aneurysm device includes a closure structure having a distal-facing aspect configured to at least partially occlude the aneurysm and a proximal-facing aspect configured to arch over lumina of an artery. The device further includes a supplemental stabilizer connected to the closure structure and configured to reside in the artery and press outward against a luminal wall thereof. In some embodiments, the device can also include a barrier spanning at least a portion of the distal-facing aspect of the closure structure and configured to further occlude a neck of the aneurysm. In further embodiments, the closure structure can be configured to restrict and/or divert flow to or from the aneurysm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Pulsar Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Bachman, Chad Roue, Marc Jensen, Mike Walsh, Scott Cameron, Michael Gendreau, Robert M. Abrams
  • Patent number: 10398921
    Abstract: A resilient rod that provides adjustable directional resistance is disclosed. In one aspect of the invention, a resistance level may be determined based on a thickness of the rod and a position of an applied force with respect to a fulcrum point. In another aspect of the invention, at least one spine may be attached to the beam to increase a diameter of the beam along one axis. A resistance level may be determined based on a thickness of the rod, a position of an applied force and an orientation of the at least one spine with regard to the direction of the applied force. In other aspects of the invention, the resilient rods may be incorporated into various equipment that provide for adjustable resistance levels. In still other aspects of the invention, the resilient rod may be incorporated into medical devices that provide adjustable support for injured limbs or joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Alliance Design and Development Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Walsh, Peter B. Tarlton
  • Patent number: 10391267
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a series of incremental dose counters for inhalers, which includes manufacturing the dose counters with nominal canister fire and dose count positions of a dose counter actuator relative to a dose counter chassis or inhaler main body, and which includes building the dose counters with an average dose count position in the series being, in canister fire process, at or after an average canister fire position in the series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: IVAX PHARMACEUTICALS IRELAND, TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS IRELAND, NORTON (WATERFORD) LIMITED
    Inventors: Declan Walsh, Derek Fenlon, Simon Kaar, Jan Geert Hazenberg, Daniel Buck, Paul Clancy, Robert Charles Uschold, Jeffrey A. Karg
  • Patent number: 10379505
    Abstract: A load control system may include control devices for controlling power provided to an electrical load. The control devices may include a control-source device and a control-target device. The control-target device may control the power provided to the electrical load based on digital messages received from the control-source device. The control devices may include a load control discovery device capable of sending discovery messages configured to discover control devices within a location. The discovered control devices may be organized by signal strength and may be provided to a network device to enable association of the discovered control devices within a location. The discovery messages may be transmitted within an established discovery range. The discovery range may be adjusted to discover different control devices. Different control devices may be identified as the load control discovery device for discovering different control devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Kyle Thomas Barco, Bryan Robert Barnes, Erica L. Clymer, Brian Michael Courtney, Jordan H. Crafts, William Bryce Fricke, Galen Edgar Knode, Sanjeev Kumar, Jonathan T. Lenz, Stephen M. Ludwig, Jr., Sandeep Mudabail Raghuram, Richard M. Walsh, III
  • Publication number: 20190195523
    Abstract: A method for providing a cooling or heating variable fan-off delay based on a Conditioned Space Temperature (CST) measured during a current variable fan-off delay period compared to CST values measured during the current variable fan-off delay period. The method may also include turning off a cooling or heating system and continuing to operate an HVAC fan until the CST reaches an Inflection Point (IP) where a rate of change of the CST with respect to time (dT/dt) equals zero plus or minus a confidence interval tolerance. The method may also include providing a cooling or heating variable differential (or offset) and/or variable fan-off delay based on the duration of the thermostat call for cooling or heating, an off cycle time, a cooling temperature split, a heating temperature rise, outdoor air temperature, supply air temperature or a rate of change with respect to time of any of these HVAC parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Robert J. Mowris, John Walsh
  • Publication number: 20190160493
    Abstract: In an exemplary embodiment, an apparatus (10) and associated method for sorting a plurality of items includes a plurality of sort destinations and a plurality of delivery vehicles (200/400) for delivering items to the sort destinations. Each vehicle (400) includes a surface (406) for supporting items to be delivered and an edge-detection assembly (402,404) for detecting an edge of an item when the item is conveyed onto or discharged from the vehicle. The edge-detection assembly (402,404) includes an emitter for emitting a beam of light toward the surface. The emitter (104) is positioned below the surface so that the beam of light is projected transverse the surface. The emitter edge-detection assembly also includes a plurality of detectors for detecting the beam of light, wherein an object on the surface of the vehicle affects the beam of light received by the detectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Samuel Gardner GARRETT, Robert R. DEWITT, Monty MCVAUGH, Alexander STEVENS, James WALSH, Gregory WILSON
  • Patent number: 10306047
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide an intuitive way for a first electronic device (e.g., a head unit) to request context information from a second electronic device (e.g., a phone or tablet), and to store the context information in association with an affordance (e.g., such as a physical or virtual button on the head unit) so that the context can be later recalled in response to input on the affordance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Walsh, Shailesh Rathi