Patents by Inventor Thomas C. SLATER

Thomas C. SLATER 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: 20240198372
    Abstract: An automated mobile paint robot, according to particular embodiments, comprises: (1) a wheeled base; (2) at least one paint sprayer; (3) at least one pump; (4) a vision system; (5) a GPS navigation system; and (5) a computer controller configured to: (A) generate a room painting plan using one or more inputs from the GPS navigation system, vision system, etc.; (B) control movement of the automated mobile paint robot across a support surface: (C) use the vision system to position the wheeled base in a suitable position from which to paint a desired area using the at least one paint sprayer; and (D) use the at least one pump to activate the at least one paint sprayer to paint a swath (e.g., swatch) of paint from the suitable position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2024
    Publication date: June 20, 2024
    Applicant: RevolutioNice Inc.
    Inventors: Sreenivas Raman, Brian Jennings, Ryan J. Giovacchini, Elie Cherbaka, Thomas C. Slater, TianHao Ye
  • Patent number: 11919019
    Abstract: An automated mobile paint robot, according to particular embodiments, comprises: (1) a wheeled base; (2) at least one paint sprayer; (3) at least one pump; (4) a vision system; (5) a GPS navigation system; and (5) a computer controller configured to: (A) generate a room painting plan using one or more inputs from the GPS navigation system, vision system, etc.; (B) control movement of the automated mobile paint robot across a support surface: (C) use the vision system to position the wheeled base in a suitable position from which to paint a desired area using the at least one paint sprayer; and (D) use the at least one pump to activate the at least one paint sprayer to paint a swath (e.g., swatch) of paint from the suitable position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: RevolutioNice Inc.
    Inventors: Sreenivas Raman, Brian Jennings, Ryan J. Giovacchini, Elie Cherbaka, Thomas C. Slater, TianHao Ye
  • Publication number: 20220143640
    Abstract: An automated mobile paint robot, according to particular embodiments, comprises: (1) a wheeled base; (2) at least one paint sprayer; (3) at least one pump; (4) a vision system; (5) a GPS navigation system; and (5) a computer controller configured to: (A) generate a room painting plan using one or more inputs from the GPS navigation system, vision system, etc.; (B) control movement of the automated mobile paint robot across a support surface: (C) use the vision system to position the wheeled base in a suitable position from which to paint a desired area using the at least one paint sprayer; and (D) use the at least one pump to activate the at least one paint sprayer to paint a swath (e.g., swatch) of paint from the suitable position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Sreenivas Raman, Brian Jennings, Ryan J. Giovacchini, Elie Cherbaka, Thomas C. Slater, TianHao Ye
  • Patent number: 11274948
    Abstract: A facade gantry allows for close inspection of a facade using remotely operated cameras, probes, and/or sampling devices. These devices are located in a housing that is positioned in front of a facade by a system of cables, from which it is suspended, that allow for movement in any direction in a plane. Two cables are attached to the housing containing the sensors and tools and are wound onto two separate spools located on the roof at the vertical boundaries of the inspection area. By winding and unwinding these spools, the housing can be raised, lowered, and moved from side to side. The invention further has an optional “shed” located on the ground that protects pedestrians in the case of a suspension system failure. The shed moves to maintain a position directly under the housing. The gantry optionally allows for repair of the facade by using remotely operated repair tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: RevolutioNice Inc.
    Inventors: Sreenivas Raman, Elie Cherbaka, Ryan J. Giovacchini, Brian Jennings, Thomas C. Slater
  • Patent number: 11235344
    Abstract: An automated mobile paint robot, according to particular embodiments, comprises: (1) a wheeled base; (2) at least one paint sprayer; (3) at least one pump; (4) a vision system; (5) a GPS navigation system; and (5) a computer controller configured to: (A) generate a room painting plan using one or more inputs from the GPS navigation system, vision system, etc.; (B) control movement of the automated mobile paint robot across a support surface: (C) use the vision system to position the wheeled base in a suitable position from which to paint a desired area using the at least one paint sprayer; and (D) use the at least one pump to activate the at least one paint sprayer to paint a swath (e.g., swatch) of paint from the suitable position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: RevolutioNice Inc.
    Inventors: Sreenivas Raman, Brian Jennings, Ryan J. Giovacchini, Elie Cherbaka, Thomas C. Slater, TianHao Ye
  • Patent number: 10626562
    Abstract: A concrete patching robot has a multi-axis robotic manipulator mounted on a powered, movable, platform that can be raised and lowered to access the underside of structures that may be substantial distances above the ground, for example, the underside of an elevated highway. The entire assembly is maneuverable under the work area and the platform may be raised to access the concrete. Once the work area is in reach of the arm, the device is able to use numerous tools to complete essential steps to repair the concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: RevolutioNice Inc.
    Inventors: Sreenivas Raman, Elie Cherbaka, Ryan J. Giovacchini, Brian Jennings, Thomas C. Slater
  • Publication number: 20200109972
    Abstract: A facade gantry allows for close inspection of a facade using remotely operated cameras, probes, and/or sampling devices. These devices are located in a housing that is positioned in front of a facade by a system of cables, from which it is suspended, that allow for movement in any direction in a plane. Two cables are attached to the housing containing the sensors and tools and are wound onto two separate spools located on the roof at the vertical boundaries of the inspection area. By winding and unwinding these spools, the housing can be raised, lowered, and moved from side to side. The invention further has an optional “shed” located on the ground that protects pedestrians in the case of a suspension system failure. The shed moves to maintain a position directly under the housing. The gantry optionally allows for repair of the facade by using remotely operated repair tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Sreenivas Raman, Elie Cherbaka, Ryan J. Giovacchini, Brian Jennings, Thomas C. Slater
  • Patent number: 10612197
    Abstract: A chipping robot has a chipping gun attached to the end of a multi-axis robotic manipulator mounted on a powered, movable, platform that can be raised and lowered to access the underside of structures that may be substantial distances above the ground, for example, the underside of an elevated highway. The entire assembly is maneuverable under the work area and the platform may raised to access the concrete. Once the work area is in reach of the arm, the device is able to use numerous tools to complete essential steps of chipping portions of the concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: RevolutionNice Inc.
    Inventors: Sreenivas Raman, Elie Cherbaka, Ryan J. Giovacchini, Brian Jennings, Thomas C. Slater
  • Patent number: 10538417
    Abstract: A construction beam robot, such as for steel erection, comprises a pair of thrust producing fans located at either end of a beam to be installed. The fans' thrust and direction of thrust is controlled and/or coordinated by a computer with custom control software. By altering the direction and amount of thrust, the orientation of the beam is controlled. Workers on site who possess a controller are able to rotate or fix the orientation of a beam from a distance and do so wirelessly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: RevolutioNice Inc.
    Inventors: Sreenivas Raman, Elie Cherbaka, Ryan J. Giovacchini, Brian Jennings, Thomas C. Slater
  • Patent number: 10378935
    Abstract: A facade gantry allows for close inspection of a facade using remotely operated cameras, probes, and/or sampling devices. These devices are located in a housing that is positioned in front of a facade by a system of cables, from which it is suspended, that allow for movement in any direction in a plane. Two cables are attached to the housing containing the sensors and tools and are wound onto two separate spools located on the roof at the vertical boundaries of the inspection area. By winding and unwinding these spools, the housing can be raised, lowered, and moved from side to side. The invention further has an optional “shed” located on the ground that protects pedestrians in the case of a suspension system failure. The shed moves to maintain a position directly under the housing. The gantry optionally allows for repair of the facade by using remotely operated repair tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: RevolutioNice Inc.
    Inventors: Sreenivas Raman, Elie Cherbaka, Ryan J. Giovacchini, Brian Jennings, Thomas C. Slater
  • Publication number: 20190234029
    Abstract: A concrete patching robot has a multi-axis robotic manipulator mounted on a powered, movable, platform that can be raised and lowered to access the underside of structures that may be substantial distances above the ground, for example, the underside of an elevated highway. The entire assembly is maneuverable under the work area and the platform may be raised to access the concrete. Once the work area is in reach of the arm, the device is able to use numerous tools to complete essential steps to repair the concrete.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Sreenivas Raman, Elie Cherbaka, Ryan J. Giovacchini, Brian Jennings, Thomas C. Slater
  • Patent number: 10253462
    Abstract: A concrete patching robot has a multi-axis robotic manipulator mounted on a powered, movable, platform that can be raised and lowered to access the underside of structures that may be substantial distances above the ground, for example, the underside of an elevated highway. The entire assembly is maneuverable under the work area and the platform may be raised to access the concrete. Once the work area is in reach of the arm, the device is able to use numerous tools to complete essential steps to repair the concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: RevolutioNice Inc.
    Inventors: Sreenivas Raman, Elie Cherbaka, Ryan J. Giovacchini, Brian Jennings, Thomas C. Slater
  • Publication number: 20190076868
    Abstract: An automated mobile paint robot, according to particular embodiments, comprises: (1) a wheeled base; (2) at least one paint sprayer; (3) at least one pump; (4) a vision system; (5) a GPS navigation system; and (5) a computer controller configured to: (A) generate a room painting plan using one or more inputs from the GPS navigation system, vision system, etc.; (B) control movement of the automated mobile paint robot across a support surface: (C) use the vision system to position the wheeled base in a suitable position from which to paint a desired area using the at least one paint sprayer; and (D) use the at least one pump to activate the at least one paint sprayer to paint a swath (e.g., swatch) of paint from the suitable position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Sreenivas Raman, Brian Jennings, Ryan J. Giovacchini, Elie Cherbaka, Thomas C. Slater, TianHao Ye
  • Patent number: 10124359
    Abstract: An automated mobile paint robot, according to particular embodiments, comprises: (1) a wheeled base; (2) at least one paint sprayer; (3) at least one pump; (4) a vision system; (5) a GPS navigation system; and (5) a computer controller configured to: (A) generate a room painting plan using one or more inputs from the GPS navigation system, vision system, etc.; (B) control movement of the automated mobile paint robot across a support surface: (C) use the vision system to position the wheeled base in a suitable position from which to paint a desired area using the at least one paint sprayer; and (D) use the at least one pump to activate the at least one paint sprayer to paint a swath (e.g., swatch) of paint from the suitable position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Sreenivas Raman, Brian Jennings, Ryan J. Giovacchini, Elie Cherbaka, Thomas C. Slater, TianHao Ye
  • Patent number: 9995047
    Abstract: A construction board installation robot comprises a frame with attached devices to securely hold and subsequently affix to a substructure a construction board, a robotic system consisting multiple joints and links to position the frame, and a cart containing ancillary equipment needed for the completion of the desired task and the ability to move and position the entire assembly under its own power. Positioning is determined dynamically utilizing a series of laser scanners and optical sensors. To assist a laborer with the mounting of boards, the arm and cart are capable of being easily maneuvered either through the use of integrated sensors that direct the actuation of the arm and/or cart wheels as determined by the push or pull of the operator on the device, a method of remote control, and/or independently with control software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Integrated Construction Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Sreenivas Raman, Elie Cherbaka, Ryan J. Giovacchini, Brian Jennings, Thomas C. Slater
  • Publication number: 20180093289
    Abstract: An automated mobile paint robot, according to particular embodiments, comprises: (1) a wheeled base; (2) at least one paint sprayer; (3) at least one pump; (4) a vision system; (5) a GPS navigation system; and (5) a computer controller configured to: (A) generate a room painting plan using one or more inputs from the GPS navigation system, vision system, etc.; (B) control movement of the automated mobile paint robot across a support surface: (C) use the vision system to position the wheeled base in a suitable position from which to paint a desired area using the at least one paint sprayer; and (D) use the at least one pump to activate the at least one paint sprayer to paint a swath (e.g., swatch) of paint from the suitable position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Sreenivas Raman, Brian Jennings, Ryan J. Giovacchini, Elie Cherbaka, Thomas C. Slater
  • Publication number: 20170114553
    Abstract: A construction board installation robot comprises a frame with attached devices to securely hold and subsequently affix to a substructure a construction board, a robotic system consisting multiple joints and links to position the frame, and a cart containing ancillary equipment needed for the completion of the desired task and the ability to move and position the entire assembly under its own power. Positioning is determined dynamically utilizing a series of laser scanners and optical sensors. To assist a laborer with the mounting of boards, the arm and cart are capable of being easily maneuvered either through the use of integrated sensors that direct the actuation of the arm and/or cart wheels as determined by the push or pull of the operator on the device, a method of remote control, and/or independently with control software.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Sreevinas RAMAN, Elie CHERBAKA, Ryan J. GIOVACCHINI, Brian JENNINGS, Thomas C. SLATER
  • Patent number: RE31118
    Abstract: Ground mixtures of conventional Portland cementmaking components are mixed with relatively small amounts of boron-containing components, and the mixtures are burned at kiln temperatures substantially below those normally utilized to form clinker. The .[.resultant clinker is more easily grindable than that produced in conventional processes of Portland cement production, and the.]. cement resulting from the grinding of the clinker yields cementitious products possessing substantially higher compressive strength than is exhibited by Portland cement made from the same components in the absence of the boron-containing component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1983
    Assignee: The Flintkote Company
    Inventors: Thomas C. Slater, deceased, Floyd C. Hamilton, Jr.