Patents by Inventor Andrew Allum

Andrew Allum 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: 20200087858
    Abstract: A device for producing a pattern combination on a clothing includes the following: a rotary screen, a cylindrical jacket surface with a perforation pattern that defines a first pattern component. Material in the liquid or pasty state is pressed through the perforations of the jacket surface of the rotary screen and deposited on the surface of the clothing in order to produce the first pattern component on a surface of the clothing, while the rotary screen, rotating several times about a longitudinal axis thereof, rolls on the surface of the clothing in at least one path that continuously revolves on the surface of the clothing at least once. At least one device produces, synchronously and/or simultaneously, a second pattern component, which device is connected indirectly or directly to the rotary screen. The device for producing the pattern combination also includes a post-run system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: PAUL RAYMOND RIDING, DAVID STUART PONTON, ANDREW ALLUM, ANTONY MORTON
  • Patent number: 10356691
    Abstract: A technique comprising: detecting at a first radio node a first signal indicating the number of hops at which a second radio node that transmitted the first signal first detected a second, earlier signal; and deciding whether to transmit said first signal onwards from said first radio node based at least partly on (i) a direction indicator in said first signal, (ii) a comparison of the respective numbers of hops at which said first and second radio nodes first detected said earlier second signal, and (iii) the result of a search at said first radio node for onwards transmission of said first signal by another radio node in the direction indicated by said hop-count number direction indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: PERPETUUM LTD.
    Inventors: Andrew Paul Pevy, Michael Allum, David Robert Vincent
  • Publication number: 20180220726
    Abstract: An industrial clothing, in particular a clothing for a machine for manufacturing a fibrous web, such as a paper, cardboard, or tissue web, or a non-woven product, is manufactured by: i) forming a planar structure from yarn in the form of a woven fabric, a cross-laid structure, a knitted fabric, a warp-knitted fabric; or from interconnected helical elements; ii) applying polymer material in the form of at least one group of beads to at least one surface of the planar structure, the application of the polymer commencing at starting points and terminating at terminal points remote from the starting points; iii) repeating step ii), wherein terminating points of the group of beads are spaced apart from starting points of at least one further group of beads, which generates regions with a void between the groups on the surface of the planar structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: ANTONY MORTON, ANDREW ALLUM, DAVID STUART PONTON, PAUL RAYMOND RIDING
  • Publication number: 20170321377
    Abstract: A device for producing a pattern combination on a clothing includes the following: a rotary screen, a cylindrical jacket surface with a perforation pattern that defines a first pattern component. Material in the liquid or pasty state is pressed through the perforations of the jacket surface of the rotary screen and deposited on the surface of the clothing in order to produce the first pattern component on a surface of the clothing, while the rotary screen, rotating several times about a longitudinal axis thereof, rolls on the surface of the clothing in at least one path that continuously revolves on the surface of the clothing at least once. At least one device produces, synchronously and/or simultaneously, a second pattern component, which device is connected indirectly or directly to the rotary screen. The device for producing the pattern combination also includes a post-run system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: PAUL RAYMOND RIDING, DAVID STUART PONTON, ANDREW ALLUM, ANTONY MORTON
  • Patent number: 9365975
    Abstract: A press felt includes a base structure providing dimensional stability in a machine and a cross machine direction of the felt, a batt fiber structure including batt fiber layers attached to the base structure which provide a paper contacting side and a machine contacting side of the felt. The base structure includes a first and second side. Polymeric beads or strands made from a polymeric material are arranged on at least one of the two sides of the base structure. The polymeric beads or strands arranged on the at least one side have a longitudinal expansion in the machine direction of the felt and are arranged side-by-side when viewed in the cross machine direction of the felt to generate space between adjacent beads or strands. At least one of the batt fiber layers is arranged to cover both the at least one side and the polymeric beads or strands thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Antony Morton, David Stuart Ponton, Paul Raymond Riding, Andrew Allum
  • Publication number: 20160066638
    Abstract: An industrial clothing, in particular a clothing for a machine for manufacturing a fibrous web, such as a paper, cardboard, or tissue web, or a non-woven product, is manufactured by: i) forming a planar structure from yarn in the form of a woven fabric, a cross-laid structure, a knitted fabric, a warp-knitted fabric; or from interconnected helical elements; ii) applying polymer material in the form of at least one group of beads to at least one surface of the planar structure, the application of the polymer commencing at starting points and terminating at terminal points remote from the starting points; iii) repeating step ii), wherein terminating points of the group of beads are spaced apart from starting points of at least one further group of beads, which generates regions with a void between the groups on the surface of the planar structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: ANTONY MORTON, ANDREW ALLUM, DAVID STUART PONTON, PAUL RAYMOND RIDING
  • Publication number: 20160060811
    Abstract: A device for producing a pattern combination on a clothing includes the following: a rotary screen, a cylindrical jacket surface with a perforation pattern that defines a first pattern component. Material in the liquid or pasty state is pressed through the perforations of the jacket surface of the rotary screen and deposited on the surface of the clothing in order to produce the first pattern component on a surface of the clothing, while the rotary screen, rotating several times about a longitudinal axis thereof, rolls on the surface of the clothing in at least one path that continuously revolves on the surface of the clothing at least once. At least one device produces, synchronously and/or simultaneously, a second pattern component, which device is connected indirectly or directly to the rotary screen. The device for producing the pattern combination also includes a post-run system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: PAUL RAYMOND RIDING, DAVID STUART PONTON, ANDREW ALLUM, ANTONY MORTON
  • Publication number: 20160053436
    Abstract: A fabric for a machine for producing web material, in particular paper, cardboard, tissue, film, a nonwoven product or a composite product, has a base fabric and at least two pattern components. The pattern components are applied to the base fabric. A cross-sectional shape of the first pattern component and a cross-sectional shape of the at least one further pattern component are different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: ANTONY MORTON, ANDREW ALLUM, DAVID STUART PONTON, PAUL RAYMOND RIDING
  • Publication number: 20150020990
    Abstract: A press felt includes a base structure providing dimensional stability in a machine and a cross machine direction of the felt, a batt fiber structure including batt fiber layers attached to the base structure which provide a paper contacting side and a machine contacting side of the felt. The base structure includes a first and second side. Polymeric beads or strands made from a polymeric material are arranged on at least one of the two sides of the base structure. The polymeric beads or strands arranged on the at least one side have a longitudinal expansion in the machine direction of the felt and are arranged side-by-side when viewed in the cross machine direction of the felt to generate space between adjacent beads or strands. At least one of the batt fiber layers is arranged to cover both the at least one side and the polymeric beads or strands thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: VOITH PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Antony Morton, David Stuart Ponton, Paul Raymond Riding, Andrew Allum
  • Patent number: 8500958
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transport or processing belt for a machine for the production or treatment of a fiber web, particularly a paper, cardboard or tissue machine, having a paper side and a conveying side and comprising a polymer coating and a textile load-bearing fabric, wherein the textile fabric has a first side facing the paper side and a second side facing the conveying side. The textile fabric is permeable with a permeability of at least 300 cfm, preferably of at least 500 cfm, and the polymer coating extends in one piece from the first side of the textile fabric though the openings of the textile fabric to the second side of the textile fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: John Jeffrey, Michael Spence, Andrew Allum, Paul Rydin
  • Patent number: 8460756
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a topographical pattern from polymer material on an endless strip with a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction extending perpendicularly thereto, in which method a cylindrical rotary screen is used to apply the polymer material by the screen printing process to a circumferential side of the endless strip to be printed, wherein, when producing the pattern, the rotary screen, rotating repeatedly about its longitudinal axis, rolls on the circumferential side of the endless strip, whereby the pattern is applied to the circumferential side in at least one path running at least once uninterruptedly around the circumferential side in such a way that the beginning and the end of each revolution of the path are arranged along a common straight line, wherein, when rolling, the rotary screen performs N revolutions about its longitudinal axis during each revolution of the path on the circumferential side of the endless strip and N is a positive integer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: John Jeffery, David Stuart Ponton, Douglas Stephen, Andrew Allum, Antony Morton
  • Publication number: 20120073776
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transport or processing belt for a machine for the production or treatment of a fiber web, particularly a paper, cardboard or tissue machine, having a paper side and a conveying side and comprising a polymer coating and a textile load-bearing fabric, wherein the textile fabric has a first side facing the paper side and a second side facing the conveying side. The textile fabric is permeable with a permeability of at least 300 cfm, preferably of at least 500 cfm, and the polymer coating extends in one piece from the first side of the textile fabric though the openings of the textile fabric to the second side of the textile fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: John Jeffrey, Michael Spence, Andrew Allum, Paul Rydin
  • Publication number: 20110262714
    Abstract: A method to produce a press felt for a fiber web producing and/or processing machine, including the steps of a) providing a load bearing base structure, which is, for example, produced of yarns, b) providing a first and a second non-woven fiber layer, c) imprinting a polymer material pattern onto the first or second non-woven fiber layer so that the polymer material pattern partially covers the layer, d) arranging the first non-woven fiber layer on one side of the base structure and e) arranging the second non-woven fiber layer on the first non-woven fiber layer in such a manner that the polymer material pattern is arranged between the two non-woven fiber layers. The present invention further relates to a press felt manufactured according to the method of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Andrew Allum, John Jeffery, Stephen Douglas, David Stuart Ponton, Antony Morton
  • Publication number: 20110250355
    Abstract: A method for producing a polymer topographic pattern on a continuous strip which has a longitudinal orientation and transverse orientation perpendicular thereto. The pattern is applied to an area of the continuous strip to be imprinted by means of an application device moving in relation to the strip in a basic movement which is parallel to the transverse orientation of the strip to produce the pattern. During production of the pattern, the position of the continuous strip parallel to its transverse orientation, relative to a stationary reference position, is measured and the position of the application device is changed by a correction movement parallel to the transverse orientation of the continuous strip when the position of the continuous strip parallel to its transverse orientation is changed, the correction movement being superimposed to the basic movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: Andrew Allum, John Jeffrey, David S. Ponton, Antony Morton, Stephen Douglas
  • Publication number: 20110244132
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a topographical pattern from polymer material on an endless strip with a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction extending perpendicularly thereto, in which method a cylindrical rotary screen is used to apply the polymer material by the screen printing process to a circumferential side of the endless strip to be printed, wherein, when producing the pattern, the rotary screen, rotating repeatedly about its longitudinal axis, rolls on the circumferential side of the endless strip, whereby the pattern is applied to the circumferential side in at least one path running at least once uninterruptedly around the circumferential side in such a way that the beginning and the end of each revolution of the path are arranged along a common straight line, wherein, when rolling, the rotary screen performs N revolutions about its longitudinal axis during each revolution of the path on the circumferential side of the endless strip and N is a positive integer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: John Jeffery, David Stuart Ponton, Douglas Stephen, Andrew Allum, Antony Morton
  • Publication number: 20100300849
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a belt to transport a material web in a web producing and/or web converting machine, especially a paper, cardboard or tissue machine from a first transfer location to a second transfer location, whereby the belt is bordered in a cross direction on each side by a respective longitudinal edge, whereby the belt includes a weight-carrying base structure which is disposed between a paper side polymer layer and a machine side polymer layer and in the region of at least one longitudinal edge an edge reinforcement is provided. The present invention is characterized in that the edge reinforcement is formed in that the two polymer layers protrude in the region of the longitudinal edge in the cross direction beyond the base structure and a hereby created groove extending in the longitudinal direction of the belt is filled at least in sections with a polymer material. The present invention also relates to a method for the manufacture of a belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Michael Spence, Paul Raymond Riding, John Jeffery, Andrew Allum
  • Patent number: 6183274
    Abstract: A protective cover for an external electrical interface port or connector on an electronic device which cover can be releasably engaged with an object when not in position protecting the electrical interface so as to prevent the cover from being lost or misplaced. One or two pairs of prongs may be provided on the cover so as to clip the cover to an electrical cord which is, in turn, connected to the electrical interface of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Norman Andrew Allum
  • Patent number: 5508095
    Abstract: Papermachine clothing made from a sheet of partially fused polymeric particles and having a reinforcing structure embedded wholly within the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1996
    Assignee: Scapa Group PLC
    Inventors: Andrew Allum, Ian C. Sayers, Thomas Saunders
  • Patent number: 5330604
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed for manufacturing papermakers or like fabrics wherein preformed apertured fabric bands are joined together in spaced edge-to-edge disposition in a manner to provide substantial uniformity of construction throughout the fabric width. The invention proposed supporting the bands (11, 12) in spaced parallel disposition on a pinned roller (26) wherein the distribution and configuration of the pins (34) matches the apertures in the bands and creating an infill band in the region between adjacent preformed bands (11, 12) by feeding thermoplastic matrix material to the surface of the pinned roller in said region, causing said matrix material to flow into interstices between the pins and to bond with the material of the preformed bands. Reinforcing yarns (13) will be provided in the region between adjacent preformed bands and extending in a direction parallel to the bands and will be embodied within the matrix material of the joined structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1994
    Assignee: Scapa Group PLC
    Inventors: Andrew Allum, John Jeffery, Ian C. Sayers, Michael D. Spence