Patents by Inventor Andrew Richardson

Andrew Richardson 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).

  • Patent number: 10233946
    Abstract: A method of assembling and retaining a noise attenuation device (30) within an air inlet (16) of a compressor cover (12) includes inserting the noise attenuation device (30) into the air inlet (16) and applying a rolling compressive force to the air inlet (16) using a forming tool (40). As a result, the air inlet terminal end (17) is deformed radially inward so as to form a radially-inwardly protruding lip (17b) about the air inlet terminal end (17). The radially-inwardly protruding lip (17b) is configured to retain the noise attenuation device (30) within the air inlet (16). The forming tool (40) used to form the radially-inwardly protruding lip (17b) is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjit Chaggar, Steve Birnie, James Mawer, Andrew Richardson, Malcolm Carr
  • Patent number: 10183809
    Abstract: A conveyor module includes a module body with a pair of first link ends extending in a first direction of travel and a second link end extending in a second direction of travel opposite the first direction. Each of the first and link ends has a transverse opening therethrough. At least one of the first link ends has a first mating portion. A pin is configured to be received in the first transverse openings of the module body. The pin has a shaft and a lever affixed at a first end of the shaft. The lever has a second mating portion configured to be rotatably coupled with the first mating portion of the module body, thereby preventing transverse movement of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Habasit AG
    Inventor: Andrew Richardson
  • Patent number: 10047782
    Abstract: In various examples, a set screw apparatus includes a set screw including a set screw body. An abutment extends radially outwardly from the set screw body and longitudinally separated from a threaded set screw area of a first length by an unthreaded set screw area of a second length of the set screw body. A block includes a bore. A threaded block area includes a third length, wherein the abutment inhibits movement of the set screw past the threaded block area and removal of the set screw from the bore. The third length is shorter than the second length so that an entirety of the threaded block area can be disposed within the unthreaded set screw area, such that the set screw is freely rotatable within the bore, but retained within the bore, if turned in a first direction with respect to the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: NUVECTRA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shahn S. Sage, Tom Walch, Andrew Richardson, Erik Jagger
  • Patent number: 10035498
    Abstract: A vehicle camera cleaning system includes an air source and a computer processing unit configured to communicate with the air source. The air source is configured to apply an air flow to a lens of a camera. The camera includes a successive and repeated operational mode and non-operational mode. The computer processing unit includes a non-transitory computer readable medium having instructions to cause the computer processing unit to transmit a signal to the air source to actuate the air flow based on the camera being in the non-operational mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Richardson, James Robert McBride, Gaurav Pandey, Shane Elwart
  • Patent number: 10020998
    Abstract: A tangible machine readable storage medium stores instructions and implements a method when the instructions are executed by a processor. A service catalog (SC) includes a service unit (SU). The SU includes an array of service resources (SR) to define a service using end-user service-oriented terminology. The SU is assigned to a module. The module includes a component associated with a configuration and a device. An operational task is executed on the device to deploy the configuration on the device to implement the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Lorenzo Gonzales, Arkadiusz Giedrojc, Giuseppe Capaldo, Giovanni Giuliani, Lorenzo Bosisio, Peter Kilgour, Roberto Marchetti, Andrew Richardson, Dario Brusamolino, Laura Figueroa Garcia, Riccardo Nappi
  • Publication number: 20180165739
    Abstract: A consumer health care product self-selection system, including: a processor coupled to a memory containing program code; and a network interface configured to provide access to: a user interface configured to receive input from and providing output to a consumer; one or more databases; a product distribution system; and a product support system; wherein the processor is configured to: provide information of one or more products to the consumer; receive selection of the product by the consumer; determine the consumer's eligibility of purchasing the selected product based on at least one of: consumer data and product data retrieved from the one or more databases, and data entered by the consumer; when eligible, direct the consumer to the product distribution system to purchase the selected product; and when ineligible, direct the consumer to the product support system to provide product support information of the selected product to the consumer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Mary Alice LAWLESS, Frederick T. Lawless, III, David Cutler Bradford, John J. Goodwin, David McCammon, Joseph McGovern, Brent Cutler Page, Alpesh Patel, Clark Andrew Richardson, Dennis Tze
  • Publication number: 20180120857
    Abstract: Vehicles can be equipped with computing devices, networks, sensors and controllers to determine, modify, and/or augment a digital map of the surrounding real world. Computing devices included in a vehicle can determine road sign locations in LIDAR data. The computing devices can identify road signs in one or more video images based on the road sign locations and include the road sign in a digital map based on the road sign identity and the road sign location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Collin Kappauf, Andrew Richardson
  • Patent number: 9876670
    Abstract: A communication system comprising a local network node (LNN) is described for connecting with a user terminal in a 3G network. The LNN provides a local user-controlled access point for the network that may be installed in the home or office by-passing connection through network Node Bs. If the User passes outside the coverage area provided by the LNN, then a handover between the LNN and an appropriate Node B preferably takes place so that the User's connection to the 3G network is substantially unaffected. The LNN is arranged to provide protocol conversion between the 3G control messages received from the UE to the equivalent SIP/SDP messages required for maintenance of connections in Internet Protocol based networks, such as the Release 5 architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Richardson
  • Publication number: 20180018613
    Abstract: A service system provides customized services for customers. One or more embodiments generate an instance record associated with a first service of a service type based on a customer service profile. One or more embodiments send the first instance record to a client device associated with a service technician. At the client device, one or more embodiments allow a service technician to add a new service step to a hierarchy of service steps in the instance record. One or more embodiments receive instance information, including the new service step, from the client device in connection with the first service. Additionally, one or more embodiments store the instance information with the customer service profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew Richardson, Blaine Richardson
  • Publication number: 20180010788
    Abstract: A flameless thermal oxidizer (FTO) includes at least one baffle constructed and arranged in a reaction chamber of the FTO to coact with a diptube of the FTO to radially expand a resulting “bubble” or reaction envelope from the diptube outward into a porous matrix of the FTO. A related method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Gene H. Irrgang, Eric Predatsch, Andrew Richardson, Steve Korn
  • Publication number: 20180010791
    Abstract: A flameless thermal oxidizer (FTO) includes at least one baffle constructed and arranged in a reaction chamber of the FTO to coact with a diptube of the FTO to radially expand a resulting “bubble” or reaction envelope from the diptube outward into a porous matrix of the FTO. A related method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Gene H. Irrgang, Eric Predatsch, Andrew Richardson, Steve Korn
  • Publication number: 20180010789
    Abstract: A flameless thermal oxidizer includes a container in which a ceramic matrix is contained, and a diptube having a passageway extending therethrough, the diptube positioned in and in communication with the ceramic matrix and in which a plurality of gaseous streams are present for combustion at the ceramic matrix, the plurality of gaseous streams including a vent stream and an oxygen stream. A related method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Gene H. Irrgang, Eric Predatsch, Andrew Richardson, Steve Korn
  • Publication number: 20170341868
    Abstract: A conveyor module includes a module body with a pair of first link ends extending in a first direction of travel and a second link end extending in a second direction of travel opposite the first direction. Each of the first and link ends has a transverse opening therethrough. At least one of the first link ends has a first mating portion. A pin is configured to be received in the first transverse openings of the module body. The pin has a shaft and a lever affixed at a first end of the shaft. The lever has a second mating portion configured to be rotatably coupled with the first mating portion of the module body, thereby preventing transverse movement of the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventor: Andrew Richardson
  • Patent number: 9811760
    Abstract: An image processing system includes a processing device having a memory device for storing computer-executable instructions. The processing device is programmed to define a first descriptor in a first image, generate a mask from the first descriptor, and define a second descriptor in a second image. The processing device is further programmed to compare the first descriptor to the second descriptor to define a first error vector, determine a second error vector by applying a mask, and compute the total error of the second error vector to determine an error between the first descriptor and the second descriptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignees: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: Andrew Richardson, Edwin Olson
  • Publication number: 20170191757
    Abstract: A cupola furnace includes at least one tuyere opening into an interior of the cupola; and at least one oxygen stream and at least one natural gas (NG) stream in fluid communication with said at least one tuyere for providing oxygen and NG to the cupola furnace interior. A related method is also provided for heating a cupola furnace, and includes introducing at least one oxygen stream and at least one NG stream into the cupola furnace for reaction therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Reed Heine, Andrew Richardson, Thomas Niehoff
  • Publication number: 20170032217
    Abstract: An image processing system includes a processing device having a memory device for storing computer-executable instructions. The processing device is programmed to define a first descriptor in a first image, generate a mask from the first descriptor, and define a second descriptor in a second image. The processing device is further programmed to compare the first descriptor to the second descriptor to define a first error vector, determine a second error vector by applying a mask, and compute the total error of the second error vector to determine an error between the first descriptor and the second descriptor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Andrew Richardson, Edwin Olson
  • Publication number: 20160311405
    Abstract: A vehicle camera cleaning system includes an air source and a computer processing unit configured to communicate with the air source. The air source is configured to apply an air flow to a lens of a camera. The camera includes a successive and repeated operational mode and non-operational mode. The computer processing unit includes a non-transitory computer readable medium having instructions to cause the computer processing unit to transmit a signal to the air source to actuate the air flow based on the camera being in the non-operational mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Andrew RICHARDSON, James Robert MCBRIDE, Gaurav PANDEY, Shane ELWART
  • Publication number: 20160258447
    Abstract: A turbocharger compressor noise attenuation device (60, 160) is formed separately from the air inlet (16) of the compressor housing (12). The device (60) includes a tapered inner surface (66) having a minimum diameter portion (62) that is axially spaced apart from a first end face (50), a maximum diameter portion (64) that is between the minimum diameter portion (62) an opposed second end (48), and an annular groove (72) formed in a working face (74) of the minimum diameter portion that is parallel to the first end face (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Andrew DAY, James MAWER, Andrew RICHARDSON, Sanjit CHAGGAR, Steve BIRNIE
  • Publication number: 20160146220
    Abstract: A method of assembling and retaining a noise attenuation device (30) within an air inlet (16) of a compressor cover (12) includes inserting the noise attenuation device (30) into the air inlet (16) and applying a rolling compressive force to the air inlet (16) using a forming tool (40). As a result, the air inlet terminal end (17) is deformed radially inward so as to form a radially-inwardly protruding lip (17b) about the air inlet terminal end (17). The radially-inwardly protruding lip (17b) is configured to retain the noise attenuation device (30) within the air inlet (16). The forming tool (40) used to form the radially-inwardly protruding lip (17b) is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Sanjit CHAGGAR, Steve BIRNIE, James MAWER, Andrew RICHARDSON, Malcolm CARR
  • Publication number: 20160146401
    Abstract: A hydrogen fueling system and method comprises a container, a first tank, second tank, and third tank disposed within the container, and a nozzle coupled to the second tank and the third tank. One or more computer-readable storage media storing instructions executable by one or more processors may control flow of liquid hydrogen and hydrogen gas in the system, adjust temperature of the tanks, control pressure in the tanks, and transfer hydrogen gas from the second tank, the third tank, or a combination thereof to one or more target vessels. The system may also comprise flow control assemblies and flow control valves to manage the transfer of liquid hydrogen and hydrogen gas in the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Jacob William Leachman, Jacob Thomas Fisher, Ian Andrew Richardson