Patents by Inventor Robin A. Alexander

Robin A. Alexander 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: 11172850
    Abstract: Device, system and method to monitor user breathing patterns utilizing posture and diaphragm (breathing) sensor signals. The user worn device comprises a housing attached to a retractable belt that is worn around the user's trunk. The housing contains both posture and breathing sensors. The device monitors the output signals of these sensors and measures the state of both the user's posture and diaphragm (e.g. changes in the belt's length or force on the belt as a function of user breathing) to analyze breathing signals. The system's processor receives, processes, and transmits sensor signal data, and can also calibrate and interpret these signals utilizing various algorithms. In a preferred embodiment, the posture sensor is an accelerometer, and the retractable belt winds around a spring tensioned spool in the device's housing. The software can produce posture adjusted user respiration data, and can also be used for breath training and other purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Prana Tech LLC
    Inventors: Andre Maxim Persidsky, Robin Alexander Ahlund
  • Publication number: 20210349569
    Abstract: A sensor determining coordinates of a proximal object, including a one-dimensional array of alternating light emitters and detectors, including a plurality of light emitters projecting light along a detection plane, and a plurality of light detectors detecting reflections of the projected light, by a reflective object in the detection plane, and a plurality of lenses mounted and oriented relative to the emitters and the detectors such that the light detectors receive maximum intensity when light enters a corresponding lens at a first particular angle, whereby for each emitter-detector pair, light emitted by the emitter of that pair passes through one of the lenses and is reflected by the object back through one of the lenses to the detector of that pair when the object is located at one of a set of positions in the detection plane, that position being associated with that emitter-detector pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Stefan Johannes Holmgren, Sairam Iyer, Tom Richard Berglind, Karl Erik Patrik Nordström, Lars Bertil Sparf, Per Carl Sture Rosengren, Erik Anders Claes Rosengren, John Elis Gösta Karlsson, Björn Thomas Eriksson, Björn Alexander Jubner, Remo Behdasht, Simon Greger Fellin, Robin Kjell Åman, Joseph Shain
  • Publication number: 20210277256
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tie-coat composition comprising one or more binder polymers obtainable by copolymerizing a mixture of ethylenically unsaturated monomers, the one or more binder polymers comprising pendant curable alkoxysilyl functional groups of general formula (I) —X-L-Si(R1)n(OR2)(3-n) (I) wherein L is a hydrocarbon linker group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, X is a heteroatom other than a sulphur atom, n is 0, 1, or 2; R1 is an alkyl radical with 1 to 20 carbon atoms, R2 is an alkyl radical with 1 to 20 carbon atoms or an alkylalkoxy radical with 2 to 20 carbon atoms, wherein in at least 5 mole % of the curable alkoxysilyl functional groups comprised in the one or more binder polymers the hydrocarbon linker group L is a methyldiyl group (L1) and in at least 5 mole % of the curable alkoxysilyl functional groups comprised in the one or more binder polymers the hydrocarbon linker group L is a hydrocarbon group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms (L2), wherein the tie-coat composition does not comprise a cros
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Kevin John Reynolds, Alison Louise Parry, Robin Alexander Heath, Graeme Dunford, Clayton Price
  • Publication number: 20210261652
    Abstract: The invention provides antibodies that specifically bind tau. The antibodies inhibit or delay tau-associated pathologies and associated symptomatic deterioration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: PROTHENA BIOSCIENCES LIMITED
    Inventors: Tarlochan S. Nijjar, Robin BARBOUR, Philip James DOLAN, III, Yue LIU, Svetlana ALEXANDER, Mark E. RENZ
  • Patent number: 11048436
    Abstract: Techniques for block storage using a hybrid memory device are described. In at least some embodiments, a hybrid memory device includes a volatile memory portion, such as dynamic random access memory (DRAM). The hybrid memory device further includes non-volatile memory portion, such as flash memory. In at least some embodiments, the hybrid memory device can be embodied as a non-volatile dual in-line memory module, or NVDIMM. Techniques discussed herein employ various functionalities to enable the hybrid memory device to be exposed to various entities as an available block storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Chao-Chueh Lee, Robin A. Alexander, Lee E. Prewitt, Chiuchin Chen, Vladimir Sadovsky
  • Publication number: 20210189544
    Abstract: Use of a laser-activatable component in a composition and/or use of a composition that includes the laser-activatable component, during laser transfer printing, characterized in that the laser-activatable component is activated by laser irradiation during use in such a way that the viscosity and/or the elasticity and/or the tack of the composition increase(s) due to an increase in temperature of the composition, wherein the laser-activatable component is a polymer made up of the groups comprising polyethylene glycol, polyvinylpyrrolidone, polyvinyl acetate, polyvinyl alcohol, polyacrylate, polyester, or copolymers of these polymers or blends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Robin Alexander KRÜGER, Malte SCHULZ-RUHTENBERG, Marc HÜSKE
  • Patent number: 10956112
    Abstract: A method for a touchscreen mobile device (35) to control a remote display device (31), where the touchscreen comprises a touch sensitive input layer and an internal display for displaying an image of the main screen of the mobile device (35) showing one or more applications that the mobile device (35) is executing. When the mobile device (35) is connected to the display device (31), the mobile device (35) enters a display mode in which the mobile device (35) transmits the image to the display device (31) for display on the display device (31) and does not displace the image on the internal display, but maintains the touch sensitive input layer operational to enable the mobile device (35) to be used as an input/output device with which a user can interact using the touch sensitive input layer, such as a keyboard (34), game controller or other input device, such as a trackpad to sense movement of one or more fingers of a user across the touch sensitive input layer for controlling a cursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: DISPLAYLINK (UK) LIMITED
    Inventor: Robin Alexander Cawley
  • Publication number: 20200189039
    Abstract: A device for modifying a region of a substrate includes a laser radiation source for pulsed laser radiation. A transmissive medium having a higher intensity-dependent refraction index than air is arranged between a laser machining head and the substrate such that an individual pulse of the pulsed laser radiation from the laser machining head is deflected through the transmissive medium and across a thickness of the substrate from an original focal depth to a focal depth different from the original focal depth to modify the substrate along a beam axis of the laser radiation in a region of a recess or through-opening to be formed in the substrate without removing an amount of the substrate material necessary to form the recess or through-opening. A length between the focal depths is greater than and extends across the thickness of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Robin Alexander Krueger, Norbert Ambrosius, Roman Ostholt
  • Patent number: 10610284
    Abstract: An electrosurgical apparatus comprising an electrosurgical instrument for delivering RF energy and/or microwave frequency energy into biological tissue, an interference cable for conveying radiofrequency (RF) and/or microwave frequency energy between an electrosurgical generator and the electrosurgical instrument, wherein a sterile barrier sheath surrounds a connection interface between the instrument and interface cable. The sterile barrier sheath and instrument may be a sterilisable unit suitable for repeated use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: CREA MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Hancock, Francis Amoah, Julian Mark Ebbutt, Jeremy Paul Gardner, Robin Alexander Crossley, Rohan Monico
  • Patent number: 10610971
    Abstract: A method for producing a recess or through-opening in a substrate includes applying pulsed laser radiation to the substrate. The laser radiation is focused using an optical system at an original focal depth and, by non-linear self-focusing within the pulse duration of an individual pulse, is also focused by the optical system at a focal depth different from the original focal depth. A difference between the focal depths corresponds to or is greater than the longitudinal extent of the recess or though-opening to be produced. The laser radiation modifies the substrate along a beam axis of the laser radiation in the region of the recess or through-opening, but does not result in removal of the substrate material necessary to form the recess or the through-opening. The substrate material in the modified region is anisotropically removed to produce the recess or through-opening in the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: LPKF LASER & ELECTRONICS AG
    Inventors: Robin Alexander Krueger, Norbert Ambrosius, Roman Ostholt
  • Publication number: 20200024462
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to a non-aqueous liquid foul release coating composition for controlling aqueous biofouling on man-made objects comprising a moisture curable polysiloxane comprising repeating units of according to formula (I) as described in the application and at least one terminal or pendant group of according to formula (II) as described in the application; and at least one of a marine biocide or a non-volatile component comprising units selected from hydrocarbyl, heterocarbyl, halocarbyl, ether, ester, amide, ketone, siloxane, urethane or urea groups. Embodiments herein further relate to a substrate coated with such coating composition and to processes of use of such coating compositions to control aquatic biofouling of a man-made object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: David Moore, Uwe Scheim, Kevin John Reynolds, Alison Louise Parry, Graeme Dunford, Clayton Price, Robin Alexander Heath
  • Patent number: 10416932
    Abstract: A hybrid drive includes multiple parts: a performance part (e.g., a flash memory device) and a base part (e.g., a hard disk drive). A drive access system, which is typically part of an operating system of a computing device, issues input/output (I/O) commands to the hybrid drive to store data to and retrieve data from the hybrid drive. Some data can be stored in one part but not the other, and this data can be synchronized with (e.g., copied to) the other part at various times. The drive access system provides indications to the hybrid drive of when to synchronize data in one part with the other part. These indications are made so that potential interference with use of the device by the user and/or power saving modes of the device due to the synchronization is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mehmet Iyigun, Yevgeniy M. Bak, Eric M. Bluestein, Robin A. Alexander, Andrew M. Herron, Xiaozhong Xing
  • Publication number: 20190155547
    Abstract: Techniques for block storage using a hybrid memory device are described. In at least some embodiments, a hybrid memory device includes a volatile memory portion, such as dynamic random access memory (DRAM). The hybrid memory device further includes non-volatile memory portion, such as flash memory. In at least some embodiments, the hybrid memory device can be embodied as a non-volatile dual in-line memory module, or NVDIMM. Techniques discussed herein employ various functionalities to enable the hybrid memory device to be exposed to various entities as an available block storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Scott Chao-Chueh LEE, Robin A. ALEXANDER, Lee E. PREWITT, Chiuchin CHEN, Vladimir SADOVSKY
  • Patent number: 10228881
    Abstract: Techniques for block storage using a hybrid memory device are described. In at least some embodiments, a hybrid memory device includes a volatile memory portion, such as dynamic random access memory (DRAM). The hybrid memory device further includes non-volatile memory portion, such as flash memory. In at least some embodiments, the hybrid memory device can be embodied as a non-volatile dual in-line memory module, or NVDIMM. Techniques discussed herein employ various functionalities to enable the hybrid memory device to be exposed to various entities as an available block storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Chao-Chueh Lee, Robin A. Alexander, Lee E. Prewitt, Chiuchin Chen, Vladimir Sadovsky
  • Patent number: 10223034
    Abstract: Techniques for block storage using a hybrid memory device are described. In at least some embodiments, a hybrid memory device includes a volatile memory portion, such as dynamic random access memory (DRAM). The hybrid memory device further includes non-volatile memory portion, such as flash memory. In at least some embodiments, the hybrid memory device can be embodied as a non-volatile dual in-line memory module, or NVDIMM. Techniques discussed herein employ various functionalities to enable the hybrid memory device to be exposed to various entities as an available block storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Chau-Chueh Lee, Robin A. Alexander, Lee E. Prewitt, Chiuchin Chen, Vladimir Sadovsky
  • Publication number: 20180321857
    Abstract: A hybrid drive includes multiple parts: a performance part (e.g., a flash memory device) and a base part (e.g., a hard disk drive). A drive access system, which is typically part of an operating system of a computing device, issues input/output (I/O) commands to the hybrid drive to store data to and retrieve data from the hybrid drive. Some data can be stored in one part but not the other, and this data can be synchronized with (e.g., copied to) the other part at various times. The drive access system provides indications to the hybrid drive of when to synchronize data in one part with the other part. These indications are made so that potential interference with use of the device by the user and/or power saving modes of the device due to the synchronization is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mehmet Iyigun, Yevgeniy M. Bak, Eric M. Bluestein, Robin A. Alexander, Andrew M. Herron, Xiaozhong Xing
  • Publication number: 20180321881
    Abstract: Techniques for block storage using a hybrid memory device are described. In at least some embodiments, a hybrid memory device includes a volatile memory portion, such as dynamic random access memory (DRAM). The hybrid memory device further includes non-volatile memory portion, such as flash memory. In at least some embodiments, the hybrid memory device can be embodied as a non-volatile dual in-line memory module, or NVDIMM. Techniques discussed herein employ various functionalities to enable the hybrid memory device to be exposed to various entities as an available block storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Scott Chao-Chueh LEE, Robin A. ALEXANDER, Lee E. PREWITT, Chiuchin CHEN, Vladimir SADOVSKY
  • Patent number: 10120573
    Abstract: An improved interface for managing disparate read, write, and erase sizes and operations in data storage devices is provided. By improving an interface between a storage system driver layer and associated storage devices, performance of data storage is improved, including improving data storage speed and storage media endurance. Storage media management operations are made more efficient and consistent by providing improved types and sequences of commands sent from the driver layer to the device control layer such that data write operations are performed in a sequential manner as write commands are directed to portions of data as opposed to buffering individual portions of data followed by a large wholescale write/erase process for the buffered data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC.
    Inventors: Robin Alexander, Lee Edward Prewitt, William R. Tipton, Laura Marie Caulfield
  • Publication number: 20180304511
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a cooling pin to slidably extend from a frame and to be inserted into an injection molded article. The cooling pin is hollow to allow for flow of cooling fluid through the cooling pin. The cooling pin has a hole to be in fluid communication with a source of vacuum to draw cooling fluid within the injection molded article into the cooling pin. The cooling pin has a first position with respect to the frame, the first position to allow flow of cooling fluid through the hole. The cooling pin has a second position with respect to the frame, the second position to shut off flow of cooling fluid into the cooling pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Richard Matthias UNTERLANDER, John Francis Edward POCOCK, Robin Alexander ARNOTT
  • Publication number: 20180285051
    Abstract: A method for a touchscreen mobile device (35) to control a remote display device (31), where the touchscreen comprises a touch sensitive input layer and an internal display for displaying an image of the main screen of the mobile device (35) showing one or more applications that the mobile device (35) is executing. When the mobile device (35) is connected to the display device (31), the mobile device (35) enters a display mode in which the mobile device (35) transmits the image to the display device (31) for display on the display device (31) and does not displace the image on the internal display, but maintains the touch sensitive input layer operational to enable the mobile device (35) to be used as an input/output device with which a user can interact using the touch sensitive input layer, such as a keyboard (34), game controller or other input device, such as a trackpad to sense movement of one or more fingers of a user across the touch sensitive input layer for controlling a cursor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventor: Robin Alexander Cawley