Patents by Inventor Andrew Atkin

Andrew Atkin 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: 20200022417
    Abstract: A vaporization device includes a cartridge having a reservoir that holds a vaporizable material, a heating element, and a wicking element that can draw the vaporizable material to the heating element to be vaporized. The wicking element can include two ends in contact with the reservoir. The cartridge can include an airflow control feature for controlling airflow in the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Ariel Atkins, Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, Nicholas J. Hatton, Esteban Leon Duque, James Monsees, Christopher J. Rosser, Andrew Stratton
  • Publication number: 20200000143
    Abstract: A vaporizer system may include a vaporizer device communicatively coupled with a user device configured to control the functions and/or features of the vaporizer device. The vaporizer device may serve as a replacement for traditional combustible cigarettes. Accordingly, the user device may be configured to collect usage data from the vaporizer device and generate recommendations to enhance and/or expedite the transition from traditional combustible cigarettes to the vaporizer device. For example, the user device may provide puff coaching to enable a more satisfying initial experience. Alternatively and/or additionally, the user device may recommend pod types and/or puff patterns that are associated with a reduction in overall intake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Samuel C. Anderson, Ariel Atkins, Mackenzie P. Belt, Adam Bowen, Ariana M. Bruno, James R. Cazzoli, Steven Christensen, Joseph R. Fisher, JR., Jonatan Goldberg Kidon, Nicholas J. Hatton, Michelle Kim, James Monsees, Andrew L. Murphy, Nordstrom K. Phelps, Immaneni Hiteshwar Rao, Itai Turbahn, JonPaul Vega, Roxolana Wacyk, Jason B. Yonker, Casey S. Yost, Diego D. Zaks Barrios
  • Publication number: 20190368415
    Abstract: A split cycle internal combustion engine includes a combustion cylinder accommodating a combustion piston and a compression cylinder accommodating a compression piston. The engine also includes a controller arranged to receive an indication of a parameter associated with the combustion cylinder and/or a fluid associated therewith and to control an exhaust valve of the combustion cylinder in dependence on the indicated parameter to cause the exhaust valve to close during the return stroke of the combustion piston, before the combustion piston has reached its top dead centre position (TDC), when the indicated parameter is less than a target value for the parameter; and close on completion of the return stroke of the combustion piston, as the combustion piston reaches its top dead centre position (TDC), when the indicated parameter is equal to or greater than the target value for the parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Ricardo UK Limited
    Inventors: Robert Morgan, James Eatwell, Andrew Atkins, Adam Gurr
  • Publication number: 20190210746
    Abstract: A system for tracking space object includes a plurality of independent, self-powered, commendable beacons, a plurality of ground sensors that are distributed worldwide and receive the beacon's transmission, a centralized command center that provides signal processing, space object position determination, and message generation, and a set of world-wide distributed ground transmission terminals that send commands to the beacons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Thomas FECONDA, Andrew Michael LONG, Robert ATKIN
  • Patent number: 9273755
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a flywheel for energy storage, specifically a method for finely balancing the flywheel during manufacture, the method being especially useful in conjunction with flywheels having a composite construction, and the method also being suitable for simultaneously proving the structural integrity of the flywheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Ricardo UK Limited
    Inventor: Andrew Atkins
  • Patent number: 8808096
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for transmitting torque from a flywheel inside a vacuum chamber to a driveshaft outside the vacuum chamber includes constructing a magnetic gear coupling using a pair of permanent magnet arrays having magnetic flux coupling elements arranged in the vacuum chamber wall therebetween so as to effectively couple magnetic flux between the arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Ricardo UK Limited
    Inventor: Andrew Atkins
  • Publication number: 20120190461
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus and method for constructing a magnetic gear coupling for transmitting torque from a flywheel inside a vacuum chamber to a driveshaft outside the vacuum chamber, the coupling employing a pair of permanent magnet arrays having magnetic flux coupling elements arranged in the vacuum chamber wall therebetween so as to effectively couple magnetic flux between the arrays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: RICARDO UK LIMITED
    Inventor: Andrew Atkins
  • Patent number: 8210086
    Abstract: A method for applying a braided fabric over a mandrel using a braiding apparatus having a central axis and providing braiding yarns drawn toward a braiding point where a braid is formed on the mandrel, the method comprising the steps of advancing the mandrel through the braiding point of the braiding apparatus, determining a current position of the mandrel; and controlling the position of the mandrel transversely to the central axis of the braiding apparatus responsive to the current position such that a center point of a mandrel cross-section passing through the braiding apparatus is coincident with the braiding point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: A&P Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Atkins Head, Brad Goetz, John Peter, Steven Charles Stenard, Thomas C. Story
  • Publication number: 20120151791
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a flywheel for energy storage, specifically a method for finely balancing the flywheel during manufacture, the method being especially useful in conjunction with flywheels having a composite construction, and the method also being suitable for simultaneously proving the structural integrity of the flywheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: RICARDO UK LIMITED
    Inventor: Andrew Atkins
  • Publication number: 20120111689
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus and method for constructing a magnetic gear coupling for transmitting torque from a flywheel to a driveshaft, the coupling employing permanent magnet arrays and magnetic flux coupling elements therebetween, and at least one of the arrays and coupling elements being circumferentially staggered or spread, so as to avoid complete alignment of the arrays and elements, and thereby mitigate torque coupling capability variations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: Ricardo UK Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Atkins, Joshua Dalby
  • Publication number: 20110283870
    Abstract: A method for applying a braided fabric over a mandrel using a braiding apparatus having a central axis and providing braiding yarns drawn toward a braiding point where a braid is formed on the mandrel, the method comprising the steps of advancing the mandrel through the braiding point of the braiding apparatus, determining a current position of the mandrel; and controlling the position of the mandrel transversely to the central axis of the braiding apparatus responsive to the current position such that a center point of a mandrel cross-section passing through the braiding apparatus is coincident with the braiding point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: A & P TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Atkins Head, Brad Goetz, John Peter, Steven Charles Stenard, Thomas C. Story
  • Patent number: 8035375
    Abstract: The present invention provides a material for the construction of external coverings accessible by humans or animals. It aims to increase the breakdown voltage between a high voltage VRF, high frequency source of energy and the human or animal, by adaptation of materials and structures. According to an embodiment of the invention, a structure is provided for the cover 18 used in MRI or NMR systems, which carries a greater proportion Vs of the voltage VRF across itself, thereby reducing the voltage Vg across the gap 22 and reducing the likelihood of breakdown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Plc
    Inventors: Andrew Atkins, Scott Roberts
  • Publication number: 20110023636
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus and method for constructing a flywheel for energy storage, the flywheel having a drive transfer element (60) and a rim comprising a mass element (10), the drive transfer element being coupled to the rim by a winding (80) around each.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: RICARDO UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Andrew Atkins, Matthew Child
  • Patent number: 7793576
    Abstract: A machine and method for applying braid by means of a braiding machine to a mandrel, where the mandrel has a shape that approximates a wheel but has an irregularly varying radius of curvature. The machine includes drive/positioning wheel assemblies that are used to continuously reposition a cross-section of the mandrel relative to the braiding machine such that a center point of cross-section of the mandrel is maintained to be coaxial with a braiding point of the braiding machine as the mandrel 18 is rotationally advanced by the drive/positioning wheel assemblies. Repositioning of the drive/positioning wheel assemblies is controlled by a computer numerical control (CNC) controller, based on information describing one or more radiuses of curvature for sections of the mandrel and a current position of the mandrel relative to the drive/positioning wheel assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: A&P Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Atkins Head, Brad Goetz, John Peter, Steven Charles Stenard, Thomas C. Story
  • Publication number: 20090076376
    Abstract: The present invention provides a material for the construction of external coverings accessible by humans or animals. It aims to increase the breakdown voltage between a high voltage VRF, high frequency source of energy and the human or animal, by adaptation of materials and structures. According to an embodiment of the invention, a structure is provided for the cover 18 used in MRI or NMR systems, which carries a greater proportion Vs of the voltage VRF across itself, thereby reducing the voltage Vg across the gap 22 and reducing the likelihood of breakdown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: Siemens Magnet Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew Atkins, Scott Roberts
  • Publication number: 20080229921
    Abstract: A machine and method for applying braid by means of a braiding machine to a mandrel, where the mandrel has a shape that approximates a wheel but has an irregularly varying radius of curvature. The machine includes drive/positioning wheel assemblies that are used to continuously reposition a cross-section of the mandrel relative to the braiding machine such that a center point of cross-section of the mandrel is maintained to be coaxial with a braiding point of the braiding machine as the mandrel 18 is rotationally advanced by the drive/positioning wheel assemblies. Repositioning of the drive/positioning wheel assemblies is controlled by a computer numerical control (CNC) controller, based on information describing one or more radiuses of curvature for sections of the mandrel and a current position of the mandrel relative to the drive/positioning wheel assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicant: A & P Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Atkins Head, Brad Goetz, John Peter, Steven Charles Stenard, Thomas C. Story
  • Publication number: 20070253157
    Abstract: A disk drive test apparatus has a plurality of bays each for receiving a respective disk drive to be tested. A plurality of card slots are provided each for receiving a test card via which a disk drive can be tested. Each of the test cards is either an environment test card or an interface test card. The card slots and the test cards are arranged such that each card slot (6) can selectively receive an environment test card or an interface test card. Other arrangements for disk drive test apparatus or disk drive mounting apparatus are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: XYRATEX TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Andrew Atkins, Steve Bailey, David Farquhar, David Orriss, Kevin Richardson
  • Publication number: 20070245749
    Abstract: Apparatus for pre-cooling cryogenically cooled apparatus housed within a cryogen vessel (26), comprising a first closed-loop cooling circuit (30) containing heat transfer fluid, a circulator (32) for causing the heat transfer fluid to circulate around the closed circuit and a heat extractor (34) arranged to extracts heat from the heat transfer fluid, wherein the circuit carries heat transfer fluid into and from an interior volume of the cryogen vessel (26).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Applicant: Siemens Magnet Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew Atkins, David Crowley
  • Publication number: 20070195497
    Abstract: A mounting for a disk drive unit includes a carrier for carrying a disk drive unit during required movement of the disk drive unit. The carrier defines a space into which the disk drive unit can be inserted, and the carrier is adapted to be inserted with the disk drive unit into a receiving frame for operational use. At lease two resilient devices are mounted on the carrier for securing the disk drive unit in the receiving frame when the carrier is inserted into the frame, at least one resilient device being mounted on each side of the carrier. Each resilient device is movably mounted on the carrier to allow movement of the device as a whole relative to the carrier, and the resilient device is arranged to secure the disk drive unit in the receiving frame by acting between disk drive unit and the receiving frame. A method of handling the disk drive unit comprises placing the disk drive unit into the carrier engaging a robotic device with a coupling structure projecting from the front of the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Applicant: XYRATEX TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Andrew Atkins
  • Publication number: 20070071957
    Abstract: A composite material for acoustic or mechanical damping, comprising a plurality of layers of fibrous material embedded in a solid material. The solid material layers are interspersed by perforated films of viscoelastic polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    Applicants: Siemens Magnet Technology Ltd., Crompton Technology Group Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Atkins, Roger Davidson