Patents by Inventor Ronald Phillips

Ronald Phillips 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: 11455346
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include a method for providing a master computing environment containing a master repository. The method periodically conducts a search of proprietary data repositories and causes the master computing environment to create a merged collection in the master repository after the periodical conducted search of the proprietary data repositories. The method correlates metadata with the proprietary data repositories and puts the correlated metadata into the master repository. The method sets up a question feeder server to receive queries and to pass the queries to the master computing environment. The method causes the master computing environment to provide results in response to a query, where the master computing environment acts as an autonomous information provider that finds and sorts subject matter on a proprietary development project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Edward C. McCain, Ronald Asomah Dartey, Dominic Schroeder, Craig Slegel, Kyle Phillips, Adeoye O. Owolabi
  • Patent number: 11428417
    Abstract: A home cooking appliance includes a housing, a cooktop on the housing, the cooktop having at least one gas burner, a cooking compartment in the housing and accessible through a door in a front of the housing, a cooling air system having a cooling fan that conveys cooling air through the housing, and an air guide between the cooktop and the cooking compartment, the air guide including an inlet located away from a space below the at least one gas burner of the cooktop and an outlet in fluid communication with the cooling fan, the air guide configured to restrict air from being drawn into the cooling fan from the space below the at least one gas burner of the cooktop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliance Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Ronald Allen Diehl, Josiah Fronckowiak, Ian McIver, Shaun Phillips
  • Publication number: 20220236115
    Abstract: A pipeline monitoring system, utilizing RFID sensors. The pipeline monitoring system includes a pipeline having at least one RFID sensor for a wireless remote detection of any one or more of pipeline conditions including hydrocarbons presence, moisture presence, temperature and strain, and an RF interrogator or transceiver capable of interrogating said sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: SHAWCOR LTD.
    Inventors: Dilip Tailor, Ronald Dunn, Mark Phillip Brandon, Ahmed Hammami, Sean Conners, Pascal Laferriere, Eric Slingerland, Dennis Wong
  • Patent number: 11371321
    Abstract: An apparatus for drilling a secondary borehole includes a whipstock assembly configured to be deployed in a primary borehole, the whipstock assembly including a whipstock ramp, and a drilling assembly connected to a borehole string. The drilling assembly includes a drill bit connected to an articulated string portion having a plurality of connected sections configured to move laterally with respect to one another, and the articulated string portion is configured to be diverted by the whipstock ramp in a lateral direction to initiate drilling of a secondary borehole from the primary borehole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES OILFIELD OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Jose Iguaz, Ronald Phillips
  • Publication number: 20220073975
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the methods provided herein relate to amplifying and detecting a target nucleic acid. Some such embodiments include performing a recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) and, optionally, a second isothermal amplification reaction. In some embodiments, the second isothermal amplification reaction includes loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP). In some embodiments, the second isothermal amplification reaction is performed in conjunction with the RPA. In some embodiments, the second isothermal amplification reaction is performed on amplification products of the RPA. Some embodiments also include detecting the presence of amplification products by measuring a modulation of an electoral signal such as impedance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Rixun Fang, Joseph Carl Gaiteri, Brenna Hearn Lord, Yuh-Min Chiang, Ronald Phillip Chiarello
  • Publication number: 20220072539
    Abstract: The present application is generally directed to systems, methods, and devices for diagnostics for sensing and/or identifying pathogens, genomic materials, proteins, and/or other small molecules or biomarkers. In some implementations, a small footprint low cost device provides rapid and robust sensing and identification. Such a device may utilize microfluidics, biochemistry, and electronics to detect one or more targets at once in the field and closer to or at the point of care. In some implementations, the systems and methods herein implement a reader device, an assay cartridge, and a mobile or external device configured to receive abiological sample, test the biological sample, and provide test results to a patient or user associated with the patient. The test results may be packaged with additional information, including symptoms suffered by the patient, a diagnosis, and follow-up instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Kyle William Montgomery, Daniel J. Wade, Shad Pierson, Yuh-Min Chiang, Ronald Phillip Chiarello
  • Publication number: 20220056511
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to methods, systems and compositions for reducing nonspecific amplification in isothermal amplification reactions. Some embodiments relate to reducing nonspecific amplification in loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) reactions with certain oligonucleotides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Joseph Carl Gaiteri, Rixun Fang, Brenna Hearn Lord, Yuh-Min Chiang, Ronald Phillip Chiarello
  • Publication number: 20220048031
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the systems, devices, kits and methods provided herein relate to amplifying and detecting a target nucleic acid. Some such embodiments include a droplet comprising an aqueous reaction mixture and an oil, and a detection unit. Some embodiments include a passageway or conduit configured to transport the droplet. In some embodiments, the detection unit includes an electric field-generating unit and an electro-sensing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Yuh-Min Chiang, Rixun Fang, Ronald Phillip Chiarello
  • Publication number: 20200300061
    Abstract: An apparatus for drilling a secondary borehole includes a whipstock assembly configured to be deployed in a primary borehole, the whipstock assembly including a whipstock ramp, and a drilling assembly connected to a borehole string. The drilling assembly includes a drill bit connected to an articulated string portion having a plurality of connected sections configured to move laterally with respect to one another, and the articulated string portion is configured to be diverted by the whipstock ramp in a lateral direction to initiate drilling of a secondary borehole from the primary borehole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Jose Iguaz, Ronald Phillips
  • Publication number: 20200277660
    Abstract: Embodiments provide detection systems and methods for detecting the presence of a nucleic acid in one or more samples. In a detection method, a sample and one or more nucleic acid probes are introduced into a channel. A first potential difference is applied across the length of the channel in a first direction, and a first electrical property value is detected. Subsequently, a second potential difference is applied across the length of the channel in a second opposite direction, and a second electrical property value is detected. Presence or absence of a nucleic acid in the channel is determined based on a comparison between the first and second electrical property values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Sumita Pennathur, Peter Joseph Crisalli, Ronald Phillip Chiarello
  • Publication number: 20200276230
    Abstract: The invention provides a particle comprising a first semiconductor and a second semiconductor wherein the first semiconductor forms a heterojunction with the second semiconductor. The invention also provides a pharmaceutical composition comprising the particles, and relates to uses of the particles and composition in the treatment of cancer in combination with radiotherapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Xerion Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Ronald Phillip Stock, Martin Ryan Gardener, Gareth Wakefield
  • Patent number: 10627358
    Abstract: Embodiments provide analyte detection methods, techniques and processes for detecting the presence of one or more analytes in one or more samples. In a detection method, a sample and a sensor compound is introduced into a channel. A first potential difference is applied across the length of the channel in a first direction, and a first electrical property value is detected. Subsequently, a second potential difference is applied across the length of the channel in a second opposite direction, and a second electrical property value is detected. Presence or absence of an analyte in the channel is determined based on a comparison between the first and second electrical property values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: Alveo Technologies, Inc., The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Sumita Pennathur, Peter Joseph Crisalli, Ronald Phillip Chiarello
  • Patent number: 10626448
    Abstract: Embodiments provide detection systems and methods for detecting the presence of a nucleic acid in one or more samples. In a detection method, a sample and one or more nucleic acid probes are introduced into a channel. A first potential difference is applied across the length of the channel in a first direction, and a first electrical property value is detected. Subsequently, a second potential difference is applied across the length of the channel in a second opposite direction, and a second electrical property value is detected. Presence or absence of a nucleic acid in the channel is determined based on a comparison between the first and second electrical property values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: Alveo Technologies, Inc., The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Sumita Pennathur, Peter Joseph Crisalli, Ronald Phillip Chiarello
  • Patent number: 10526050
    Abstract: A shallow water anchor and related methods are provided. The shallow water anchor includes a four-bar linkage and a hydraulic actuator for actuating the four-bar linkage. An anchoring element is connected to the four-bar linkage. A hydraulic control arrangement operates the hydraulic actuator to transition the hydraulic actuator between stowed and deployed positions and vice versa. The shallow water anchor can incorporate a controller which monitors a current limit, a pressure limit, or both to perform a variety of anchoring functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Outdoors Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Edwin Turek, Jason Robert Woodruff, Wesley Calvin Marcus, Ronald Phillip Hansen, David Gerald Liverseed, Justin Lane Alders, Janusz Stanislaw Komor
  • Patent number: 10352899
    Abstract: Embodiments provide silver detection systems and methods for detecting the presence of silver ions in one or more samples. In a detection method, a sample and TPEA2 molecules are introduced into a channel. A first potential difference is applied across the length of the channel in a first direction, and a first electrical property value is detected. Subsequently, a second potential difference is applied across the length of the channel in a second opposite direction, and a second electrical property value is detected. Presence or absence of silver ions in the channel is determined based on a comparison between the first and second electrical property values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: ALVEO Technologies Inc., The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Sumita Pennathur, Peter Joseph Crisalli, Ronald Phillip Chiarello
  • Publication number: 20190144926
    Abstract: Embodiments provide detection systems and methods for detecting the presence of a nucleic acid in one or more samples. In a detection method, a sample and one or more nucleic acid probes are introduced into a channel. A first potential difference is applied across the length of the channel in a first direction, and a first electrical property value is detected. Subsequently, a second potential difference is applied across the length of the channel in a second opposite direction, and a second electrical property value is detected. Presence or absence of a nucleic acid in the channel is determined based on a comparison between the first and second electrical property values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Sumita Pennathur, Peter Joseph Crisalli, Ronald Phillip Chiarello
  • Patent number: 10248311
    Abstract: An electronic device for supporting a virtual keyboard is provided. The electronic device includes an interface unit configured to receive a touch input and display the virtual keyboard, and a controller configured to generate a control point based on calibration points, the calibration points being included in a first set of calibration points for configuration of the virtual keyboard, the control point being movably disposed on the interface unit relative to the first set of calibration points, and generate a graphical representation of the virtual keyboard on the interface unit based on the control point, the virtual keyboard being adjustable relative to movement of the control point in a direction of the second set of calibration points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: John Nikole Miranda Pingco, Danilo Jr Pilar Ocray, Roland Joseph M. Gudani, Ronald Phillip C. Cui
  • Patent number: 10196678
    Abstract: Embodiments provide detection systems and methods for detecting the presence of a nucleic acid in one or more samples. In a detection method, a sample and one or more nucleic acid probes are introduced into a channel. A first potential difference is applied across the length of the channel in a first direction, and a first electrical property value is detected. Subsequently, a second potential difference is applied across the length of the channel in a second opposite direction, and a second electrical property value is detected. Presence or absence of a nucleic acid in the channel is determined based on a comparison between the first and second electrical property values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: ALVEO Technologies Inc., The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Sumita Pennathur, Peter Joseph Crisalli, Ronald Phillip Chiarello
  • Patent number: D906526
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Alveo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Wade, Kyle William Montgomery, Shad Pierson, Yuh-Min Chiang, Ronald Phillip Chiarello
  • Patent number: D927727
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Alveo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Wade, Kyle William Montgomery, Shad Pierson, Yuh-Min Chiang, Ronald Phillip Chiarello