Patents by Inventor Andrew Whitehead

Andrew Whitehead 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: 20210316987
    Abstract: A stable aluminum slurry fuel and related systems and methods of use are provided herein. Certain embodiments of the disclosure are related to an aluminum slurry fuel comprising a plurality of aluminum particles dispersed in a carrier fluid. In some embodiments, the aluminum particles comprise an activating composition comprising gallium and/or indium. Additionally, methods of making and using the aluminum slurry fuel are presented herein. For instance, the resultant aluminum slurry fuel may react exothermically with water over a wide range of temperatures to produce hydrogen. The resulting slurry fuel may be used as an energy source for various applications and/or for generating hydrogen for other applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Jason Fischman, Peter Godart, Douglas P. Hart, Andrew Whitehead, Jean Sack, Eric Morgan
  • Publication number: 20210269306
    Abstract: Flow through reactors and related methods for use with slurries including water reactive particles are generally described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Jason Fischman, Peter Godart, Douglas P. Hart, EthelMae Victoria Dydek, Theodore Bloomstein, Andrew Whitehead, Jean Sack, Eric Morgan
  • Publication number: 20190374704
    Abstract: Method and system for controllably administering and/or withdrawing fluid from a patient. In one embodiment, the system may include an infusion needle, a pump adapted to be operably coupled to the infusion needle for creating fluid flow through the infusion needle, and a hands-free switch for activating and/or deactivating the pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: George Adaniya, Howard Donnelly, Eric Mathews, Hayden Taylor, Andrew Whitehead
  • Patent number: 10486715
    Abstract: A control system for a vehicle having an electric motor for providing drive torque to at least one wheel of the vehicle, an internal combustion engine for providing drive torque to at least one wheel of the vehicle, a manual transmission unit having a user selectable gear ratio that includes at least one user selectable forward gear and/or reverse gear, and a clutch actuator, the control system comprising a controller arranged to have three user selectable modes of operation, wherein in a first mode of operation the controller is arranged to allow the clutch actuator to engage and disengage the internal combustion engine from the manual transmission unit based upon a user selection, wherein when the clutch actuator is arranged to engage the internal combustion engine with the manual transmission unit, torque generated by the internal combustion engine is applied to the at least one wheel, and the electric motor is arranged to provide drive torque to the at least one wheel of the vehicle based on whether the u
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: PROTEAN ELECTRIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Tom Lucas, Andrew Whitehead, Mark Potter
  • Patent number: 10420882
    Abstract: Method and system for controllably administering and/or withdrawing fluid from a patient. In one embodiment, the system may include a needle assembly, an ultrasound imager, a fluid supply storage unit, a waste storage unit, a fluid pump, and a foot pedal assembly. A syringe may serve as the fluid supply storage unit and the waste storage unit. The pump may include a bi-directional motor and a gear coupled to the motor. The gear may be engageable with a rack on the syringe plunger to drive the plunger either for fluid aspiration or infusion. Depression of one portion of the foot pedal assembly causes the motor to drive the gear in one direction, and depression of another portion of the foot pedal assembly causes the motor to drive the gear the other direction. The system may include a control device to keep pressure in the fluid path from exceeding a limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: MEDOVATE LIMITED
    Inventors: George Adaniya, Howard Donnelly, Eric Mathews, Hayden Taylor, Andrew Whitehead
  • Publication number: 20190001990
    Abstract: A control system for a vehicle having an electric motor for providing drive torque to at least one wheel of the vehicle, an internal combustion engine for providing drive torque to at least one wheel of the vehicle, a manual transmission unit having a user selectable gear ratio that includes at least one user selectable forward gear and/or reverse gear, and a clutch actuator, the control system comprising a controller arranged to have three user selectable modes of operation, wherein in a first mode of operation the controller is arranged to allow the clutch actuator to engage and disengage the internal combustion engine from the manual transmission unit based upon a user selection, wherein when the clutch actuator is arranged to engage the internal combustion engine with the manual transmission unit, torque generated by the internal combustion engine is applied to the at least one wheel, and the electric motor is arranged to provide drive torque to the at least one wheel of the vehicle based on whether the u
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: TOM LUCAS, ANDREW WHITEHEAD, MARK POTTER
  • Patent number: 9917500
    Abstract: A non-traditional topology of a superconductive electric motor or generator increases the air gap flux density by reducing stray flux and concentrating lines of flux within the air gap. An electric motor or generator utilizing the invention will include three components: a rotating armature, a permanent magnet stator and a shielding sleeve. The shielding sleeve of the motor is a hollow cylinder that fits between the armature and the stator, and is configured to cool a plurality of high-temperature superconductors within it to a temperature below their critical temperatures. These superconductors are placed at an optimized position to redirect flux and promote greater efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Dominion Alternative Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Earl Enoch Fleck, Andrew Whitehead
  • Publication number: 20160094093
    Abstract: A non-traditional topology of a superconductive electric motor or generator increases the air gap flux density by reducing stray flux and concentrating lines of flux within the air gap. An electric motor or generator utilizing the invention will include three components: a rotating armature, a permanent magnet stator and a shielding sleeve. The shielding sleeve of the motor is a hollow cylinder that fits between the armature and the stator, and is configured to cool a plurality of high-temperature superconductors within it to a temperature below their critical temperatures. These superconductors are placed at an optimized position to redirect flux and promote greater efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Applicant: DOMINION ALTERNATIVE ENERGY, LLC
    Inventors: Earl Enoch Fleck, Andrew Whitehead
  • Publication number: 20160030663
    Abstract: Method and system for controllably administering and/or withdrawing fluid from a patient. In one embodiment, the system may include a needle assembly, an ultrasound imager, a fluid supply storage unit, a waste storage unit, a fluid pump, and a foot pedal assembly. A syringe may serve as the fluid supply storage unit and the waste storage unit. The pump may include a bi-directional motor and a gear coupled to the motor. The gear may be engageable with a rack on the syringe plunger to drive the plunger either for fluid aspiration or infusion. Depression of one portion of the foot pedal assembly causes the motor to drive the gear in one direction, and depression of another portion of the foot pedal assembly causes the motor to drive the gear the other direction. The system may include a control device to keep pressure in the fluid path from exceeding a limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: George Adaniya, Howard Donnelly, Eric Mathews, Hayden Taylor, Andrew Whitehead
  • Patent number: 9190893
    Abstract: A non-traditional topology of a superconductive electric motor or generator increases the air gap flux density by reducing stray flux and concentrating lines of flux within the air gap. An electric motor or generator utilizing the invention will include three components: a rotating armature, a permanent magnet stator and a shielding sleeve. The shielding sleeve of the motor is a hollow cylinder that fits between the armature and the stator, and is configured to cool a plurality of high-temperature superconductors within it to a temperature below their critical temperatures. These superconductors are placed at an optimized position to redirect flux and promote greater efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Dominion Alternative Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Earl Enoch Fleck, Andrew Whitehead
  • Publication number: 20150087523
    Abstract: A non-traditional topology of a superconductive electric motor or generator increases the air gap flux density by reducing stray flux and concentrating lines of flux within the air gap. An electric motor or generator utilizing the invention will include three components: a rotating armature, a permanent magnet stator and a shielding sleeve. The shielding sleeve of the motor is a hollow cylinder that fits between the armature and the stator, and is configured to cool a plurality of high-temperature superconductors within it to a temperature below their critical temperatures. These superconductors are placed at an optimized position to redirect flux and promote greater efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: DOMINION ALTERNATIVE ENERGY, LLC
    Inventors: Earl Enoch Fleck, Andrew Whitehead
  • Publication number: 20110253243
    Abstract: A light-weight high-strength flame resistant flexible duct for use in the environmental control system of an air craft is formed of a generally circular cross section tube formed of a fluro-polymeric film joined along its length at an adhesive seam. The outer and inner surfaces of the tube are electronically treated to provide for enhanced adhesive bonding. A reinforcing cord formed of a self-reinforcing thermoplastic polymer is helically wound upon the tube and joined there to by adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: Reg Tomerlin, Allen W. Harwood, Richard Hoff, Andrew Whitehead
  • Publication number: 20110229372
    Abstract: A sterilizable pouch having both internal and external sterilization record indicators to indicate whether attempted steam sterilization of the pouch and contents was successful or unsuccessful. The pouch preferably has one indicium in each indicator responsive to multi-parameter sterilization by steam, and another indicium in each indicator responsive to gas sterilization, such as using ethylene oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: Crosstex International, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Whitehead, Mitchell Steinberg, Charles Hughes
  • Publication number: 20080044339
    Abstract: A layer of single crystal CVD diamond of high quality having a thickness greater than 2 mm. Also provided is a method of producing such a CVD diamond layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventors: Geoffrey Scarsbrook, Philip Martineau, Barbel Dorn, Michael Cooper, John Collins, Andrew Whitehead, Daniel Twitchen, Ricardo Sussman
  • Publication number: 20070282270
    Abstract: A composite guidewire comprising a proximal wire segment having a proximal end, a distal end and a longitudinal axis extending therebetween, the distal end being formed with a first flat planar bonding face which extends parallel to the longitudinal axis, the proximal wire segment having a first elasticity; a distal wire segment having a proximal end, a distal end and a longitudinal axis extending therebetween, the proximal end being formed with a second flat planar bonding face which extends parallel to the longitudinal axis, the distal wire segment having a second elasticity; wherein the first and second flat planar bonding faces of the proximal wire segment are formed complementary to one another; and further wherein the proximal and distal wire segments are joined together by bonding the first flat planar bonding face to the second flat planar bonding face in an overlapping manner and a method for forming a composite guidewire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventors: Eric Mathews, Andrew Whitehead, John Panicci
  • Publication number: 20070272661
    Abstract: A method of producing a bonded structure which includes a layer of material capable of forming a diffusion or diffusion-type bond with diamond bonded to a diamond element. The method includes the step of applying electron beam heating to a localised region of contacting surfaces between the diamond and the layer of material, or the layer of material and a surface of a metal element or structure to cause bonding of at least some of the contacting surfaces in that region. The method has particular application to the bonding of a layer of diamond to a frame or mount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2005
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventors: Andrew Whitehead, Bartholomeus Van Oerle, Christopher Wort, Thomas Schaich
  • Publication number: 20070148079
    Abstract: A layer of single crystal CVD diamond of high quality having a thickness greater than 2 mm. Also provided is a method of producing such a CVD diamond layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Inventors: Geoffrey Scarsbrook, Philip Martineau, Barbel Dorn, Michael Cooper, John Collins, Andrew Whitehead, Daniel Twitchen, Ricardo Sussmann
  • Patent number: D779479
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventor: Jeffrey Andrew Whitehead
  • Patent number: D865858
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Jeffrey Andrew Whitehead
  • Patent number: D930067
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Jeffrey Andrew Whitehead