Patents by Inventor Roy Brown

Roy Brown 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: 11399865
    Abstract: Access assemblies includes an instrument valve housing and a valve assembly disposed within the cavity of the instrument valve housing. The valve assembly includes a guard assembly, and a seal assembly disposed distal of the guard assembly. In embodiments, the seal assembly includes a plurality of seal segments in an overlapping configuration. Each seal segment of the plurality of seal segments includes a seal portion having a smooth surface and a ribbed surface. The ribbed surfaces include a central spline extending in a radial direction and plurality of concentric ribs extending outwardly from the central spline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Matthew Dinino, Roy Pilletere, Nicolette LaPierre, Garrett Ebersole, Jacob Baril, George Matta, Eric Brown, Kevin Desjardin
  • Publication number: 20220225996
    Abstract: A ligation clip includes a first jaw, a second jaw, and a hinge. The first jaw has a body having an inner surface defining a first clamping surface and an outer surface. The second jaw has a body having an inner surface defining a second clamping surface and an outer surface. The hinge is integrally formed with the first and second jaws and includes an inner hinge portion and an outer hinge portion. The inner hinge portion has an inner surface that is contiguous with the first and second clamping surfaces of the first and second jaws, and an outer surface. The inner surface of the inner hinge portion is defined by a plurality of curved sections. The hinge is configured to facilitate pivotal movement of the first jaw in relation to the second jaw between an open position and a clamped position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Justin Thomas, Eric Brown, Jacob C. Baril, Gregory R. Morck, Roy J. Pilletere, Saumya Banerjee, Matthew A. Dinino
  • Publication number: 20220150418
    Abstract: A system for stitching images together is disclosed. The images are sometimes referred to as frames, such as frames in a video sequence. The system comprises one or more imagers (e.g. cameras) that work in coordination with a matching amount of custom code modules. The system achieves image stitching using approximately one third the Field of View (FOV) of each imager (camera) and also by increasing the number of imagers to be above a predetermined threshold. The system displays these stitched images or frames on a computer monitor, either in a still-image context but also in a video-context. Normally these tasks would involve a great detail of computation, but the system achieves these effects while managing the computational load. In stitching the images together, it is sometimes necessary to introduce some image distortion (faceting) in the combined image. The system ensures no gaps in any captured view, and assists in achieving full situational awareness for a viewer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Bevilacqua Research Corporation, Inc
    Inventors: Robert Pilgrim, Roy Brown, Chuck Bryant, Lee Gay, Glenn Hembree
  • Patent number: 11238238
    Abstract: A system and method for lowering probability that low data rates, high bit error rates, and susceptibility to signal degradation in communication environments during storms, solar activity, and adversarial activity is disclosed. The system and method affect communications by minimizing the amount of data/information that needs to be transmitted, partly by creating an algorithmic process/method that moves knowledge and not data and information. The system and method is based upon the realization that structured communications often possess a similar level of context that can be exploited to communicate full meaning (knowledge), even when only a small fraction of the message is transmitted to the receiver. Reducing the number of bytes transmitted significantly reduces the probability that a transmission will be affected by either naturally occurring or human supplied factors present in modern communication environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Bevilacqua Research Corp
    Inventors: Andy Bevilacqua, Roy Brown, Glenn Hembree
  • Publication number: 20210267166
    Abstract: A horn wrap for protecting the head and horns of a steer is disclosed. In certain examples, the horn wrap includes a body having a main portion and a side portion that extends outward from the main portion, the body formed of a semi-rigid material, where a tip of the side portion is coupled to an end of the main portion, and a stretchable top cord coupled to the main portion and configured to wrap around a horn of a steer. The horn wrap also includes a neck cord coupled to main portion adjacent a bottom edge at a first end. A second horn wrap is also disclosed, and coupled with the first horn wrap via the neck cord.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventor: Roy A. Brown
  • Publication number: 20210062447
    Abstract: The Passive Tailings Compactor is a system of components for facilitating the continuous passive drainage and consolidation of fine-grained sediments in active and continuous deposition environments. The invention consists of a flotation device, an anchor mass, and a drainage conduit which acts as a tether between the flotation device and the anchor. The flotation device also serves to orient the drainage conduit horizontally. As water or sediment levels rise, the flotation device rotates, releasing drainage conduit wrapped around its axis. This allows the flotation device to move upwards, extending the drainage conduit passively. The flotation device uses asymmetrical fixed weights to resist lesser rotational forces. The drainage conduit serves to create a path of relatively high hydraulic conductivity, protected by a filter barrier, for the dissipation of pore pressures and consolidation of buried sediments. The anchor mass fixes the system in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventor: DOUG ROY BROWN
  • Publication number: 20200279078
    Abstract: A system and method for lowering probability that low data rates, high bit error rates, and susceptibility to signal degradation in communication environments during storms, solar activity, and adversarial activity is disclosed. The system and method affect communications by minimizing the amount of data/information that needs to be transmitted, partly by creating an algorithmic process/method that moves knowledge and not data and information. The system and method is based upon the realization that structured communications often possess a similar level of context that can be exploited to communicate full meaning (knowledge), even when only a small fraction of the message is transmitted to the receiver. Reducing the number of bytes transmitted significantly reduces the probability that a transmission will be affected by either naturally occurring or human supplied factors present in modern communication environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Bevilacqua Research Corporation, Inc
    Inventors: Andy Bevilacqua, Roy Brown, Glenn Hembree
  • Publication number: 20200159996
    Abstract: A system and method for lowering probability that low data rates, high bit error rates, and susceptibility to signal degradation in communication environments during storms, solar activity, and adversarial activity is disclosed. The system and method affect communications by minimizing the amount of data/information that needs to be transmitted, partly by creating an algorithmic process/method that moves knowledge and not data and information. The system and method is based upon the realization that structured communications often possess a similar level of context that can be exploited to communicate full meaning (knowledge), even when only a small fraction of the message is transmitted to the receiver. Reducing the number of bytes transmitted significantly reduces the probability that a transmission will be affected by either naturally occurring or human supplied factors present in modern communication environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Bevilacqua Research Corporation, Inc
    Inventors: Andy Bevilacqua, Roy Brown, Glenn Hembree
  • Patent number: 10650193
    Abstract: A system and method for lowering probability that low data rates, high bit error rates, and susceptibility to signal degradation in communication environments during storms, solar activity, and adversarial activity is disclosed. The system and method affect communications by minimizing the amount of data/information that needs to be transmitted, partly by creating an algorithmic process/method that moves knowledge and not data and information. The system and method is based upon the realization that structured communications often possess a similar level of context that can be exploited to communicate full meaning (knowledge), even when only a small fraction of the message is transmitted to the receiver. Reducing the number of bytes transmitted significantly reduces the probability that a transmission will be affected by either naturally occurring or human supplied factors present in modern communication environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Bevilacqua Research Corp
    Inventors: Andy Bevilacqua, Roy Brown, Glenn Hembree
  • Patent number: 10498844
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to managing user interactions with applications. Entry point information may be provided to an application installed on a client computer. Application information may be obtained from a measurement engine based on the provided entry point information. One or more portions of the application information may be selected based on one or more characteristics of the client computer. An application view of the application may be provided for display on the client computer based on the one or more selected portions of the application information. One or more application metrics associated with the application and the one or more selected portions of the application information may be collected. The one or more collected application metrics may be provided to the measurement engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: TUNE, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Edward Brown, Lucas Roy Brown, Sina Yeganeh, Ian Fletcher Sefferman, Daniel Ernst Koch
  • Publication number: 20180375946
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to managing user interactions with applications. Entry point information may be provided to an application installed on a client computer. Application information may be obtained from a measurement engine based on the provided entry point information. One or more portions of the application information may be selected based on one or more characteristics of the client computer. An application view of the application may be provided for display on the client computer based on the one or more selected portions of the application information. One or more application metrics associated with the application and the one or more selected portions of the application information may be collected. The one or more collected application metrics may be provided to the measurement engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Lee Edward Brown, Lucas Roy Brown, Sina Yeganeh, Ian Fletcher Sefferman, Daniel Ernst Koch
  • Publication number: 20180315061
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to managing user interactions with applications. Entry points to a content distribution may be provided to content platforms, such that the entry points may be associated with a distribution identifier associated with an application identifier. Content data associated with the distribution identifier may be collected from a data store, such that the content data may be partially normalized to conform to a unified data model. Attribution data that may be produced by an application associated with the application identifier may be collected. The attribution data may be provided by a metrics engine of the application. The content data and the attribution data may be correlated based on the application identifier and the distribution identifier. Fields of the content data and the attribution data may be transformed into unified metric values. Reports based on the unified metric values may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Lee Edward Brown, Lucas Roy Brown
  • Patent number: 9051228
    Abstract: A natural gas feedstream containing contaminants such as carbon dioxide is purified by passing the contaminated natural gas stream through a membrane to remove the bulk of the contaminant, passing the purified natural gas stream to a TSA unit to remove additional contaminant from the natural gas stream to a desired specification, and regenerating the TSA adsorbent by heating the adsorbent with a heated contaminant-containing permeate stream from the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Guild Associates
    Inventors: Michael J. Mitariten, Roy Brown
  • Patent number: 9039807
    Abstract: A natural gas-containing stream such as biogas from landfills and sewage treatment plants is freed of siloxane contaminants by passing the biogas through a bed containing an adsorbent having a neutral surface, which adsorbs the siloxanes. When the bed of neutral adsorbent is filled to capacity, the adsorbent bed is heated to remove the siloxanes and regenerate the bed. The neutral adsorbent reduces disadvantageous reactions between the adsorbent and siloxane and other impurities in the natural gas-containing stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Guild Associates
    Inventors: Michael J. Mitariten, Roy Brown, Wayne Ballantyne, Joseph Rossin, Michael Knapke
  • Publication number: 20140366726
    Abstract: A natural gas-containing stream such as biogas from landfills and sewage treatment plants is freed of siloxane contaminants by passing the biogas through a bed containing an adsorbent having a neutral surface, which adsorbs the siloxanes. When the bed of neutral adsorbent is filled to capacity, the adsorbent bed is heated to remove the siloxanes and regenerate the bed. The neutral adsorbent reduces disadvantageous reactions between the adsorbent and siloxane and other impurities in the natural gas-containing stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Guild Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Mitariten, Roy Brown, Wayne Ballantyne, Joseph Rossin, Michael Knapke
  • Publication number: 20140357925
    Abstract: A natural gas feedstream containing contaminants such as carbon dioxide is purified by passing the contaminated natural gas stream through a membrane to remove the bulk of the contaminant, passing the purified natural gas stream to a TSA unit to remove additional contaminant from the natural gas stream to a desired specification, and regenerating the TSA adsorbent by heating the adsorbent with a heated contaminant-containing permeate stream from the membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Michael J. Mitariten, Roy Brown
  • Publication number: 20080071198
    Abstract: A method of treating a human or animal is provided. The method includes: locating a treatment site; providing bone grafting material at the treatment site; and generating one or more acoustic shock waves. The method also includes grafting the bone grafting material to existing bone material in the human or animal by applying to the treatment site the generated one or more acoustic shock waves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: John Ogden, Roy Brown, Argil Wheelock
  • Publication number: 20070242807
    Abstract: This invention is associated to with the practicality and method of acquiring of Radiographs of a human body. Particularly of the foot when the patient is standing utilizing direct digital receptors. Presently, to obtain a weight bearing, anterior-posterior foot, you must stand on the media that you intend to record on, in this case a direct digital receptor. Table will protect the highly sensitive direct digital X ray receptor from weight of a patient. This unique feature will allow this type of equipment to produce these exams. The Table can also be modified to perform as a fixed height positioning table for routine examinations. This device is designed to “Transform” into a “Stand” to acquire images to “Stitch”, a process where two or more digital radiographs are aligned to form one image such a Scoliosis examination or Leg Length studies. The foregoing features and advantages of the present invention will be apparent from the following more particular description of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Inventor: Roy Brown
  • Patent number: D548609
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Wellmark International
    Inventors: Therese M. Considine, Patrick Roy Brown
  • Patent number: D551562
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: Wellmark International
    Inventors: Therise M. Considine, Patrick Roy Brown