Patents by Inventor Alan Turner

Alan Turner 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: 20190142870
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the acceleration of hematopoietic compartment reconstitution in a subject in need of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation by administering a composition having a protein transduction domain-MYC (PTD-MYC) fusion protein in combination with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and to the enhancement of hematopoietic compartment autoreconstitution in a subject in need thereof by administering a composition having a protein transduction domain-MYC (PTD-MYC) fusion protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Brian C. TURNER, Yosef REFAELI, Gregory Alan BIRD
  • Publication number: 20190128376
    Abstract: A guard defines an inner seat comprising an open channel shaped to receive a shackle and extend partially around the shackle. The guard further includes an outer seat positioned opposite the open channel and shaped to support a strap passing through the shackle. A tether is fastened to the guard and defines a fastener for securing to a closure pin passing through the shackle. In some embodiments, the fastener comprises a hole formed in the tether and a barb formed on the tether offset from the hole. In other embodiments, a barb on the tether inserts through a hole in the closure pin or a cup on the tether is positioned over an end of the closure pin. A hooked or straight tether may also be used to implement the fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Alan Turner
  • Publication number: 20190127184
    Abstract: A guard defines an inner seat comprising an open channel shaped to receive a shackle and extend partially around the shackle. The guard further includes an outer seat positioned opposite the open channel and shaped to support a strap passing through the shackle. A tether is fastened to the guard and defines a fastener for securing to a closure pin passing through the shackle. In some embodiments, the fastener comprises a hole formed in the tether and a barb formed on the tether offset from the hole. In other embodiments, a barb on the tether inserts through a hole in the closure pin or a cup on the tether is positioned over an end of the closure pin. A hooked or straight tether may also be used to implement the fastener. The tether and fastener may be secured to a spacer through which the closure pin is inserted. A closure pin may insert through a pair of spacers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Alan Turner
  • Patent number: 10054146
    Abstract: A guard defines an inner seat comprising an open channel shaped to receive a shackle and extend partially around the shackle. The guard further includes an outer seat positioned opposite the open channel and shaped to support a strap passing through the shackle. A tether is fastened to the guard and defines a fastener for securing to a closure pin passing through the shackle. In some embodiments, the fastener comprises a hole formed in the tether and a barb formed on the tether offset from the hole. In some embodiments, the fastener comprises a hole formed in the tether and offset from a distal end of the tether and a barb at the distal end of the tether for insertion within the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Daystar Products International, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Alan Turner
  • Publication number: 20180136017
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for monitoring industrial equipment in operational state or subsequent to repair. In addition, systems and methods are provided for detection and diagnostics of equipment failure in order to inform of a cause of the failure and the timing of the failure. Moreover, systems and methods are provided for simultaneous repair and monitoring of the results of the repair by integrating sensors into the repaired area while performing the repair. A system for monitoring physical properties of industrial equipment includes a portion of industrial equipment, a fiber-optic sensor that measures the physical properties of the portion of industrial equipment, a sleeve placed over an external surface of the portion of industrial equipment, and an attachment layer placed between the sleeve and the portion of industrial equipment that attaches the sleeve to the portion of industrial equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventor: Alan Turner
  • Patent number: 9311962
    Abstract: A camera configured to generate audio/video signals, the camera including a recording unit configured to record the audio/video signals on a recording medium, a meta data generation processor configured to generate automatically meta data identifying the content of the audio/video signals in response to the audio/video signals, a wireless communications processor configured to communicate the meta data separately from the recording medium, and a communications interface configured to communicate the automatically generated meta data to a personal data processing apparatus and to receive user generated meta data from the personal data processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: SONY UNITED KINGDOM LIMITED
    Inventors: Vincent Carl Harradine, Alan Turner, Richard Daniel Foster, Martin Rex Dorricott, Mark John McGrath
  • Publication number: 20130256252
    Abstract: An apparatus for positioning containers on a support surface of a support, the apparatus including an engagement portion constructed and arranged to attach the apparatus to the support and a first portion extending from the engagement portion. The first portion is constructed and arranged to rest on the support surface and enable sliding movement of a container thereon. The container also includes a second portion constructed and arranged to rest on the support surface and enable sliding movement of the container thereon. A stop portion is provided between the first portion and the second portion. The stop portion is constructed and arranged to position the container at a predetermined position on the support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: THE KROGER CO.
    Inventors: Brandon Don Morris, Kent Edward Clark, Keith Alan Turner
  • Patent number: 8457467
    Abstract: Apparatus uniquely identifies material recorded on an example of a recording medium. The medium has distinguishing data, a tape ID, distinguishing that example from other examples thereof recorded thereon. A generator generates data, e.g. IN and OUT time codes, identifying the or each piece of material recorded on the medium. A recorder (460) records the said distinguishing data on the medium. A reproducer (460) reproduces, from the recording medium, the distinguishing data. A processor, a PDA (469) associates the reproduced distinguishing data and the said identifying data with a unique identifier, a UMID, for the or each piece of material. A database (464) associates the unique identifier with metadata relating to the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Sony United Kingdom Limited
    Inventors: Vince Harradine, Alan Turner
  • Patent number: 8214858
    Abstract: An audio and/or video generation apparatus comprises a recording processor which is operable to record audio and/or video signals on a recording medium, a meta data generation processor which is operable to generate meta data identifying the content of the audio/video signals, and a communications processor which arranged to communicate the meta data separately from the recording medium. Furthermore, the meta data generation processor may be operable to generate at least one sample image which is representative of a video image from the recorded video signals, and to associate the sample image with an address on the recording medium at which the video image is recorded. The video and/or audio generation apparatus provides an advantage in generating and utilising meta data to facilitate the generation of audio/video productions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Sony United Kingdom Limited
    Inventors: Vincent Carl Harradine, Alan Turner, Richard Daniel Foster, Martin Rex Dorricott, Mark John McGrath
  • Patent number: 7942058
    Abstract: A system and methods with which changes in microstructure properties such as grain size, grain elongation, texture, and porosity of materials can be determined and monitored over time to assess conditions such as stress and defects. The present invention includes a database of data, wherein a first set of data is used for comparison with a second set of data to determine the conditions of the material microstructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Board of Regents of the Universtiy of Nebraska
    Inventor: Joseph Alan Turner
  • Publication number: 20110098942
    Abstract: A system and methods with which changes in microstructure properties such as grain size, grain elongation, texture, and porosity of materials can be determined and monitored over time to assess conditions such as stress and defects. An example system includes a number of ultrasonic transducers configured to transmit ultrasonic waves towards a target region on a specimen, a voltage source configured to excite the first and second ultrasonic transducers, and a processor configured to determine one or more properties of the specimen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska
    Inventor: Joseph Alan Turner
  • Patent number: 7702219
    Abstract: An audio and/or video generation apparatus comprises a recording processor which is operable to record audio and/or video signals on a recording medium, a meta data generation processor which is operable to generate meta data identifying the content of the audio/video signals, and a communications processor which arranged to communicate the meta data separately from the recording medium. Furthermore, the meta data generation processor may be operable to generate at least one sample image which is representative of a video image from the recorded video signals, and to associate the sample image with an address on the recording medium at which the video image is recorded. The video and/or audio generation apparatus provides an advantage in generating and utilising meta data to facilitate the generation of audio/video productions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Sony United Kingdom Limited
    Inventors: Vincent Carl Harradine, Alan Turner, Richard Daniel Foster, Martin Rex Dorricott, Mark John McGrath
  • Patent number: 7657019
    Abstract: In a system having a switching device in a first location, and an extending device in a second location, a method of providing a communications link between (i) a first phone associated with the extending device and (ii) a second phone local to the second location and not associated with the extending device includes analyzing parameters associated with the first phone and the second phone so as to determine that the first phone and the second phone are local to the second location. The method further includes separating signaling data associated with the communications link from voice traffic associated with the communications link. The method further includes directing the signaling data through the switching device via an extension link between the switching device and the extending device, and directing the voice traffic between the first phone and the second phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Tortel USA, LLC
    Inventors: Zhi Zhang, Xinyu Lu, Ky Xuong Nguy, David Michael Milne, Todd Alan Turner
  • Publication number: 20090255695
    Abstract: A lawn edger operable to minimize storage space, have a completely removable blade guard, have a folding shaft, and have a convenient to operate edging depth adjustment, is disclosed. The removable blade guard incorporates a safety interlock that prevents operation of the motor and blade when the guard is removed. The lawn edger incorporates a pivoting, folding, shaft for compact storage, a removable blade guard for easy clean out and an easily adjustable front wheel for convenient edging depth adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: ORIGINAL POWER, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Robert Breneman, Kirk Alan Turner
  • Patent number: 7526178
    Abstract: A processor (403) is provided for processing identifiers of video and/or audio material. The processor is for use with a video and/or audio material processing device. The device has a plurality of inputs (IN) for receiving respective pieces of material to be processed, the pieces having respective identifiers, and an output (OUT) at which is output processed material, which is a combination of the input material, and a state output at which data defining the state of the device is output. The processor is arranged to: detect (405) the identifiers of the input material; determine (406) from the state data the combination of the input material forming the output material; generate (407) an identifier for the output material; and associate the identifier of the output material with the identifiers of the input material used to form the output material. Identifiers preferably indicate whether the material emanates from a recorder or from a live source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Sony United Kingdom Limited
    Inventors: Vince Carl Harradine, Alan Turner, Michael Williams, Morgan William Amos David, James Hedley Wilkinson
  • Publication number: 20090056454
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and methods with changes in microstructure properties such as grain size, grain elongation, texture, and porosity, of materials can be determined and monitored over time to assess conditions such as stress and defects. The present invention includes a database of data, wherein a first set of data is used for comparison with a second set of data to determine the conditions of the material microstructure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventor: Joseph Alan Turner
  • Publication number: 20090028528
    Abstract: A camera configured to generate audio/video signals, the camera including a recording unit configured to record the audio/video signals on a recording medium, a meta data generation processor configured to generate automatically meta data identifying the content of the audio/video signals in response to the audio/video signals, a wireless communications processor configured to communicate the meta data separately from the recording medium, and a communications interface configured to communicate the automatically generated meta data to a personal data processing apparatus and to receive user generated meta data from the personal data processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: SONY UNITED KINGDOM LIMITED
    Inventors: Vincent Carl HARRADINE, Alan Turner, Richard Daniel Foster, Martin Rex Dorricott, Mark John McGrath
  • Patent number: 7474879
    Abstract: A power supply (1) for a load in the form of a PCMCIA card (2) has and onboard GPRS class (10) module (not shown). The module, and therefore card (2), demands a load current iload that has an average value over time and periodic instantaneous peak values (ipeak) that are significantly higher than the average value. Power supply (1) includes a pair of input terminals (3) for connecting with a power source in the form of a regulated power supply (4) that is contained within a personal computer (not shown). Supply (4) supplies a source current iinput that is less than a predetermines current limit specified for the supply and which is less than the peak load current. A pair of output terminals (5) is electrically connected with terminals (3) and card (2). A supercapacitor device in the form of a single supercapacitor (6) is in parallel with terminals (3, 5) for allowing the load to be supplied the peak load current while maintaining the source current at less than the predetermined current limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Cap-XX Limited
    Inventors: Geoffrey Alan Turner, Trevor Smith, Pierre Mars
  • Patent number: RE41939
    Abstract: An audio/video reproducing apparatus is connectable to a communications network for selectively reproducing items of audio/video material from a recording medium in response to a request received via the communications network. The audio/video reproducing apparatus may comprise a control processor operable in use to receive data representing the request for the audio/video material item via the communications network. A reproducing processor is operable in response to signals identifying the audio/video material items from the control processor to reproduce the audio/video material items. The data identifying the audio/video material items includes meta data indicative of the audio/video material items. The meta data may be one of UMID, tape ID and time codes, and a Unique Material Identifier the material items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Sony United Kingdom Limited
    Inventors: Vincent Carl Harradine, Alan Turner, Morgan William David, Michael Williams, Mark John McGrath, Andrew Kydd, Jonathan Thorpe
  • Patent number: D838160
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Daystar Products International, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Alan Turner