Patents by Inventor Alan Norman

Alan Norman 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: 20240226901
    Abstract: In some examples, a vessel mounting system may include a first collar and a second collar. The second collar may include at least one positioning member to position the second collar relative to the first collar. Further, the second collar may include at least one interlocking member to lock the second collar to the first collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2022
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Manuel VAN VENROOY, Patrick MATZ, Alan NORMAN
  • Publication number: 20240229848
    Abstract: In some examples, a vessel mounting system may include a first collar including at least one flexible member engageable with a groove of a vessel to align the first collar relative to the vessel. A second collar may include at least one clip engageable with a complementary clip of the first collar to engage the second collar with the first collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2022
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Manuel VAN VENROOY, Patrick MATZ, Alan NORMAN
  • Publication number: 20240229851
    Abstract: In some examples, a vessel mounting system may include a first collar and a second collar. The second collar may include a clip engageable with an edge of the first collar to engage the second collar with the first collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2022
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Manuel VAN VENROOY, Patrick MATZ, Alan NORMAN
  • Publication number: 20240229850
    Abstract: In some examples, a vessel mounting system may include a first collar including at least one protrusion engageable with a groove of a vessel to align the first collar relative to the vessel. A second collar may include at least one stud disposable in a corresponding aperture of the first collar to align the second collar relative to the first collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2022
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Manuel VAN VENROOY, Patrick MATZ, Alan NORMAN
  • Publication number: 20240133412
    Abstract: In some examples, a vessel mounting system may include a first collar and a second collar. The second collar may include a clip engageable with an edge of the first collar to engage the second collar with the first collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2022
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Applicant: AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Manuel VAN VENROOY, Patrick MATZ, Alan NORMAN
  • Publication number: 20240131519
    Abstract: In some examples, a vessel mounting system may include a first collar and a second collar. The second collar may include at least one positioning member to position the second collar relative to the first collar. Further, the second collar may include at least one interlocking member to lock the second collar to the first collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2022
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Applicant: AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Manuel VAN VENROOY, Patrick MATZ, Alan NORMAN
  • Publication number: 20240133411
    Abstract: In some examples, a vessel mounting system may include a first collar including at least one protrusion engageable with a groove of a vessel to align the first collar relative to the vessel. A second collar may include at least one stud disposable in a corresponding aperture of the first collar to align the second collar relative to the first collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2022
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Applicant: AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Manuel VAN VENROOY, Patrick MATZ, Alan NORMAN
  • Publication number: 20240133410
    Abstract: In some examples, a vessel mounting system may include a first collar including at least one flexible member engageable with a groove of a vessel to align the first collar relative to the vessel. A second collar may include at least one clip engageable with a complementary clip of the first collar to engage the second collar with the first collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2022
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Applicant: AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Manuel VAN VENROOY, Patrick MATZ, Alan NORMAN
  • Patent number: 11867117
    Abstract: Use of an additive selected from nitrate compounds, peroxide compounds, nitrite compounds and polyether compounds, and mixtures thereof in a diesel fuel composition for reducing the build-up of deposits in an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system of a compression ignition internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: SHELL USA, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher William Clayton, Michael Gee, Rodney Glyn Williams, Emma Wyatt, Alan Norman Ross, Keith Woodall, Jacqueline Glen Reid, Simon Christopher Mulqueen, Stephen Leonard Cook
  • Publication number: 20230384190
    Abstract: A sampling device for taking sample from a vessel of a dissolution apparatus includes a sample taker configured to be movable within a horizontal plane when mounted at the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Alan Norman, Jonathan Mark Barnes
  • Publication number: 20230349426
    Abstract: In some examples, a shaft coupling system may include a first shaft including a disc that is engageable by a second shaft to retain the second shaft with the first shaft when the second shaft is rotated in a first direction, and release the second shaft from the first shaft when the second shaft is rotated in a second direction that is opposite to the first direction. A spring may be mounted to the first shaft to bias the second shaft towards the first shaft when the second shaft is retained with the first shaft. Further, a shaft coupling method may include engaging a second shaft with a disc of a first shaft by rotating the second shaft in a first direction relative to the first shaft, and disengaging the second shaft from the first shaft by rotating the second shaft in a second direction relative to the first shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventors: Patrick Matz, Manuel Van Venrooy, Alan Norman
  • Patent number: 11739276
    Abstract: A diesel fuel composition comprising as an additive an ester compound which is the reaction product of an optionally substituted polycarboxylic acid or an anhydride thereof and a polyhydric alcohol of formula H—(OR)n—OH, wherein R is an optionally substituted alkylene group and n is at least 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Innospec Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Petts, Katherine Le Manquais, Alan Norman Ross
  • Patent number: 11732205
    Abstract: A quaternary ammonium compound of formula (I): wherein R0, R1, R2 and R3 is each independently an optionally substituted hydrocarbyl group, X is a linking group, R4 is an optionally substituted alkylene group, R5 is hydrogen or an optionally substituted alkyl, alkenyl or aryl group, and n is 0 or a positive integer, provided that n is not 0 when R5 is hydrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Innospec Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Petts, Katherine Le Manquais, Alan Norman Ross
  • Patent number: 11566197
    Abstract: A quaternary ammonium compound of formula (I): wherein R0, R1, R2 and R3 is each independently an optionally substituted hydrocarbyl group; X is a linking group; R4 is an optionally substituted alkylene group; n is a positive integer; W is O? or OH; b is 1 when W is OH, and b is 2 when W is O?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Innospec Limited
    Inventors: Alan Norman Ross, Matthew Petts
  • Publication number: 20220403270
    Abstract: A quaternary ammonium compound of formula (I): wherein R0, R1, R2 and R3 is each independently an optionally substituted hydrocarbyl group, X is a linking group, R4 is an optionally substituted alkylene group, R5 is hydrogen or an optionally substituted alkyl, alkenyl or aryl group, and n is 0 or a positive integer, provided that n is not 0 when R5 is hydrogen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: Innospec Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Petts, Katherine Le Manquais, Alan Norman Ross
  • Publication number: 20220403268
    Abstract: A fuel composition comprising as an additive the reaction product of a polycarboxylic acid having no more than 5 carbon atoms per carboxylic acid group, or an anhydride thereof and an alcohol having at least 5 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: Innospec Limited
    Inventors: Alan Norman Ross, Martin Roberts, Alexander Smith
  • Publication number: 20220403269
    Abstract: A fuel composition comprising as an additive the reaction product of a polycarboxylic acid compound of formula (I): (I) or an anhydride thereof; and an alcohol having at least 5 carbon atoms; wherein each of n and m may be 0 or a positive integer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: Innospec Limited
    Inventors: Alan Norman Ross, Martin Roberts, Alexander Fagan
  • Patent number: 11529534
    Abstract: A dual air vent assembly for wet pipe fire protection sprinkler systems allows air or gas to vent from system pipes as they fill, without spilling any water into the fire-protected environment, even if an air vent valve, operative to discharge air or gas but not fluid, fails. A shut-off valve is upstream of the first air vent valve, and a reservoir is downstream of it. Small amounts of water that escape the first air vent valve are collected in the downstream reservoir, and evaporate. The reservoir also collects fluid if the first air vent valve fails. In response to fluid in the reservoir at or above a predetermined level, the shut-off valve is actuated to arrest the flow of fluid into the first air vent valve. No water escapes the assembly, even if the first air vent valve fails. The shut-off valve may be electronically or mechanically actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: SOUTH-TEK SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Christian Bodemann, Robert Alan Norman
  • Patent number: 11396634
    Abstract: A quaternary ammonium compound of formula (I): wherein R0, R1, R2 and R3 is each independently an optionally substituted hydrocarbyl group, X is a linking group, R4 is an optionally substituted alkylene group, R5 is hydrogen or an optionally substituted alkyl, alkenyl or aryl group, and n is 0 or a positive integer, provided that n is not 0 when R5 is hydrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Innospec Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Petts, Katherine Le Manquais, Alan Norman Ross
  • Publication number: 20220025286
    Abstract: Use of an additive selected from nitrate compounds, peroxide compounds, nitrite compounds and polyether compounds, and mixtures thereof in a diesel fuel composition for reducing the build-up of deposits in an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system of a compression ignition internal combustion engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher William CLAYTON, Michael GEE, Rodney Glyn WILLIAMS, Emma WYATT, Alan Norman ROSS, Keith WOODALL, Jacqueline Glen REID, Simon Christopher MULQUEEN, Stephen Leonard COOK