Patents by Inventor Steve Roberts

Steve Roberts 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: 20210245955
    Abstract: A system of exchanging information between machines is described. The system includes multiple communication modules with at least an infrared transmitter and receiver. At least one mobile robot having at least one said communication module. A receiving station communication module includes at least an opposing infrared transmitter and receiver. Each mobile robot identifies itself and communicates its intended tasks to a receiving station by sending a single pulse width encoded message. The encoding of information within the message occurs by the encoded message's timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Aravind Durai, Steve Roberts
  • Patent number: 11041357
    Abstract: A system for facilitating fluid flow to a wellbore includes a packer having a first conduit and a second conduit adjacent to the first conduit. A portion of the second conduit is formed by an outer surface of the first conduit. The packer also includes a swelling element that surrounds and radially encloses the first conduit and second conduit. The first end of the packer includes a bulkhead manifold having a transition section that forms a fluid coupling from at least one external bypass conduit to the second conduit, and the swelling element is operable to form a seal against a wellbore wall upon exposure to a swell fluid. The first end of the packer is fluidly coupled to the fluid supply source via an external bypass conduit, and the second conduit is fluidly coupled to the annulus of the wellbore at the second end of the annulus bypass packer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Robert Pounds, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20210070346
    Abstract: An air-cooling system cover system for enclosing a child or pet carrier or stroller and cooling the enclosed air. The system includes a cover configured to be secured to the carrier or stroller and provide enclose a space to be cooled. The cover is connected by a hose to a cooler holding cooling material, such as ice or an icepack. A temperature-controlled fan on the cooler is configured to draw cool air from within the cooler and discharge, through the hose, the cool air into the enclosed space. A temperature sensor is disposed in the enclosed space to sense the air temperature therewithin. Based on the sensed temperature the fan is off or on. An audible alarm alerts if the sensed temperature is too high or too low for safety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Steve Roberts, Clint Chrisman
  • Publication number: 20210034028
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a manufacturing system, method and control circuitry for quality assured manufacturing of at least two biopharmaceutical products. The manufacturing system comprises a warehouse facility, a hydration facility, and at least two biopharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, wherein the warehouse facility and hydration facility are comprised in the macro structure. Each biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility is comprised in a respective micro node, and a control facility in the macro structure is configured to control interoperability of the macro structure and the micro nodes by means of a network spine interconnecting the macro structure with each micro node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: GLOBAL LIFE SCIENCES SOLUTIONS USA LLC
    Inventors: Steve Robert Gravallese, Jason Naylor, Edwin Brian Taylor, Sven Frie, Patrick McMahon
  • Patent number: 10831169
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a manufacturing system, method and control circuitry for quality assured manufacturing of at least two biopharmaceutical products. The manufacturing system comprises a warehouse facility, a hydration facility, and at least two biopharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, wherein the warehouse facility and hydration facility are comprised in the macro structure. Each biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility is comprised in a respective micro node, and a control facility in the macro structure is configured to control interoperability of the macro structure and the micro nodes by means of a network spine interconnecting the macro structure with each micro node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: GLOBAL LIFE SCIENCES SOLUTIONS USA LLC
    Inventors: Steve Robert Gravallese, Jason Naylor, Edwin Brian Taylor, Sven Frie, Patrick McMahon
  • Publication number: 20200256151
    Abstract: A system for facilitating fluid flow to a wellbore includes a packer having a first conduit and a second conduit adjacent to the first conduit. A portion of the second conduit is formed by an outer surface of the first conduit. The packer also includes a swelling element that surrounds and radially encloses the first conduit and second conduit. The first end of the packer includes a bulkhead manifold having a transition section that forms a fluid coupling from at least one external bypass conduit to the second conduit, and the swelling element is operable to form a seal against a wellbore wall upon exposure to a swell fluid. The first end of the packer is fluidly coupled to the fluid supply source via an external bypass conduit, and the second conduit is fluidly coupled to the annulus of the wellbore at the second end of the annulus bypass packer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventor: Steve Robert POUNDS, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200222623
    Abstract: A lever including a far end to engage an infusion tubing is provided. The lever includes a pivot end configured to fit into a shaft and to allow the lever to rotate about a shaft axis, the pivot end including a pocket to capture a spring having a leg protruding outside. The spring is configured to apply a bias from the lever against a door assembly. The lever includes a tab disposed on an outer side of the far end and configured to interface with the door assembly, and a pusher protruding into an inner side of the far end and configured to contact the infusion tubing when the far end engages the infusion tubing. The pusher applies a downward pressure to the infusion tubing when the door assembly is closed until the infusion tubing is properly aligned with an air-in-line sensor disposed on both sides of the tubing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventor: Steve ROBERTS
  • Patent number: 10639417
    Abstract: A lever including a far end to engage an infusion tubing is provided. The lever includes a pivot end configured to fit into a shaft and to allow the lever to rotate about a shaft axis, the pivot end including a pocket to capture a spring having a leg protruding outside. The spring is configured to apply a bias from the lever against a door assembly. The lever includes a tab disposed on an outer side of the far end and configured to interface with the door assembly, and a pusher protruding into an inner side of the far end and configured to contact the infusion tubing when the far end engages the infusion tubing. The pusher applies a downward pressure to the infusion tubing when the door assembly is closed until the infusion tubing is properly aligned with an air-in-line sensor disposed on both sides of the tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Roberts
  • Patent number: 10544644
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling fluid flow in a well includes an inner tubular member with a flow path formed therethrough and an outer tubular member configured to be positionable about the inner tubular member to define an annulus between the outer tubular member and the inner tubular member. The apparatus further includes a crossover assembly coupled to the inner tubular member and the outer tubular member and configured to enable fluid flow between the flow path of the inner tubular member and an exterior of the outer tubular member, and a flow control device coupled to the crossover assembly and configured to control fluid flow through the crossover assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Robert Pounds, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190302720
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a manufacturing system, method and control circuitry for quality assured manufacturing of at least two biopharmaceutical products. The manufacturing system comprises a warehouse facility, a hydration facility, and at least two biopharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, wherein the warehouse facility and hydration facility are comprised in the macro structure. Each biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility is comprised in a respective micro node, and a control facility in the macro structure is configured to control interoperability of the macro structure and the micro nodes by means of a network spine interconnecting the macro structure with each micro node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences Corp.
    Inventors: Steve Robert Gravallese, Jason Naylor, Edwin Brian Taylor, Sven Frie, Patrick McMahon
  • Publication number: 20190264526
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling fluid flow in a well includes an inner tubular member with a flow path formed therethrough and an outer tubular member configured to be positionable about the inner tubular member to define an annulus between the outer tubular member and the inner tubular member. The apparatus further includes a crossover assembly coupled to the inner tubular member and the outer tubular member and configured to enable fluid flow between the flow path of the inner tubular member and an exterior of the outer tubular member, and a flow control device coupled to the crossover assembly and configured to control fluid flow through the crossover assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Robert Pounds, JR.
  • Patent number: 10372100
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a manufacturing system, method and control circuitry for quality assured manufacturing of at least two biopharmaceutical products. The manufacturing system comprises a warehouse facility, a hydration facility, and at least two biopharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, wherein the warehouse facility and hydration facility are comprised in the macro structure. Each biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility is comprised in a respective micro node, and a control facility in the macro structure is configured to control interoperability of the macro structure and the micro nodes by means of a network spine interconnecting the macro structure with each micro node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences Corp.
    Inventors: Steve Robert Gravallese, Jason Naylor, Edwin Brian Taylor, Sven Frie, Patrick McMahon
  • Patent number: 10277594
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a secure communication network that enables multi-point to multi-point proxy communication over the network. The network employs a smart server that establishes a secure communication link with each of a plurality of smart client devices deployed on local client networks. Each smart client device is in communication with a plurality of agent devices. A plurality of remote devices can access the smart server directly and communicate with an agent device via the secure communication link between the smart server and one of the smart client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: KE2 Therm Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Roberts, Cetin Sert
  • Publication number: 20190117878
    Abstract: A lever including a far end to engage an infusion tubing is provided. The lever includes a pivot end configured to fit into a shaft and to allow the lever to rotate about a shaft axis, the pivot end including a pocket to capture a spring having a leg protruding outside. The spring is configured to apply a bias from the lever against a door assembly. The lever includes a tab disposed on an outer side of the far end and configured to interface with the door assembly, and a pusher protruding into an inner side of the far end and configured to contact the infusion tubing when the far end engages the infusion tubing. The pusher applies a downward pressure to the infusion tubing when the door assembly is closed until the infusion tubing is properly aligned with an air-in-line sensor disposed on both sides of the tubing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventor: Steve Roberts
  • Patent number: 10267429
    Abstract: An improved life hydraulic valve actuator for a mold used in an injection molding machine. The actuator includes a housing for insertion into a hot runner assembly having a movable valve gate pin. A bore in the housing for receives an actuation piston which is connected to the gate pin. A hydraulic chamber in the assembly lifts the piston upward and downward for actuation of the pin in a valve gate. The actuation piston includes a centrally located circumferential double lip seal. The wall of the bore includes a pair of circumferential seals for engaging the outer circumference of the piston. The seals are positioned axially on either side of said centrally located double lip seal of the piston for sealing and guiding the piston. The circumferential bore seals include a Teflon ring which protects the bore in the event of seal failure and a second seal made of a Viton material. The seals in combination increase the longevity of the actuator over three fold than a similar actuation valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Magna Exteriors Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Hugh Eckerich, Steve Robert Moore, Enzo Cremasco
  • Publication number: 20180059632
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a manufacturing system, method and control circuitry for quality assured manufacturing of at least two biopharmaceutical products. The manufacturing system (100) comprises a warehouse facility (210), a hydration facility (220), and at least two biopharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, wherein the warehouse facility (210) and hydration facility (220) are comprised in the macro structure (200). Each biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility is comprised in a respective micro node (300), and a control facility (230) in the macro structure (200) is configured to control interoperability of the macro structure (200) and the micro nodes (300) by means of a network spine interconnecting the macro structure (200) with each micro node (300).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Steve Robert Gravallese, Jason Naylor, Edwin Brian Taylor, Sven Frie, Patrick McMahon
  • Publication number: 20170114921
    Abstract: An improved life hydraulic valve actuator for a mold used in an injection molding machine. The actuator includes a housing for insertion into a hot runner assembly having a movable valve gate pin. A bore in the housing for receives an actuation piston which is connected to the gate pin. A hydraulic chamber in the assembly lifts the piston upward and downward for actuation of the pin in a valve gate. The actuation piston includes a centrally located circumferential double lip seal. The wall of the bore includes a pair of circumferential seals for engaging the outer circumference of the piston. The seals are positioned axially on either side of said centrally located double lip seal of the piston for sealing and guiding the piston. The circumferential bore seals include a Teflon ring which protects the bore in the event of seal failure and a second seal made of a Viton material. The seals in combination increase the longevity of the actuator over three fold than a similar actuation valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Randall Hugh Eckerich, Steve Robert Moore, Enzo Cremasco
  • Publication number: 20160164872
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a secure communication network that enables multi-point to multi-point proxy communication over the network. The network employs a smart server that establishes a secure communication link with each of a plurality of smart client devices deployed on local client networks. Each smart client device is in communication with a plurality of agent devices. A plurality of remote devices can access the smart server directly and communicate with an agent device via the secure communication link between the smart server and one of the smart client devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Applicant: KE2 THERM SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: STEVE ROBERTS, CETIN SERT
  • Publication number: 20160012469
    Abstract: A method of effecting an incentive transaction involves a computer server receiving a transaction notification message that identifies a financial transaction. The server is in communication with a database of incentive plans, each comprising a plan definition that defines an incentive transaction to be transacted with an incentive account. Each plan is associated with plan participants by participant identifiers. Each participant identifier is uniquely associated with their plan participant. The incentive account is jointly associated with the plurality of plan participants. The notification message includes a product code and the participant identifier of one plan participant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Lauren van Heerden, Orin Del Vecchio, Gunalan Nadarajah, Paul Mon-Wah Chan, Steve Robert Langham, Jonathan K. Barnett, Jakub Danielak, Roisin Fritz, John Jong Suk Lee, Rob Miller, Ashraf Metwalli
  • Publication number: 20160012468
    Abstract: A method of effecting an incentive transaction involves a computer server receiving a notification message that identifies a financial transaction. The server is in communication with a database of incentive plans, each comprising a plan definition that defines an incentive transaction. Each plan is associated with plan participants by participant identifiers. Each participant identifier is uniquely associated with their plan participant. The notification message includes a product code and the participant identifier of one plan participant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Lauren van Heerden, Orin Del Vecchio, Gunalan Nadarajah, Paul Mon-Wah Chan, Steve Robert Langham, Jonathan K. Barnett, Jakub Danielak, Roisin Fritz, John Jong Suk Lee, Rob Miller, Ashraf Metwalli