Patents by Inventor Antony Barnes

Antony Barnes 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: 20190257145
    Abstract: A corner bracket for a window blind frame, the corner bracket including a central body portion and extending from the central body portion a first connector and a second connector, wherein the second connector is angled relative to the first connector; each connector includes a locating arm, a locking plate and a stop surface; and wherein the locking plate includes at least one outwardly projecting locking element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Louver-Lite Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Greening, Antony Barnes
  • Patent number: 9810019
    Abstract: A roller tube comprising a tube body which defines on its outwardly facing surface one or more blind substrate or shutter substrate receiving portions, wherein the tube body includes a plurality of sound damping elements located circumferentially around its inwardly facing surface, the sound damping elements extending longitudinally along at least part of the length of the tube body and defining a plurality of sound channels inside the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Louver-Lite Limited
    Inventors: Antony Barnes, Andrew Greening
  • Publication number: 20160208550
    Abstract: A roller tube comprising a tube body which defines on its outwardly facing surface one or more blind substrate or shutter substrate receiving portions, wherein the tube body includes a plurality of sound damping elements located circumferentially around its inwardly facing surface, the sound damping elements extending longitudinally along at least part of the length of the tube body and defining a plurality of sound channels inside the tube
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Antony Barnes, Andrew Greening
  • Publication number: 20150000849
    Abstract: A roller tube comprising a tube body which defines on its outwardly facing surface one or more blind substrate or shutter substrate receiving portions, wherein the tube body includes a plurality of sound damping elements located circumferentially around its inwardly facing surface, the sound damping elements extending longitudinally along at least part of the length of the tube body and defining a plurality of sound channels inside the tube
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Antony Barnes, Andrew Greening
  • Patent number: 8763676
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a roller blind idle end assembly for roller blinds comprising a splined bush, a support bearing and an end pin, wherein the splined bush is supported by the support bearing and rotatable relative thereto in use; the end pin projects from the support bearing and is slidably coupled thereto such that the end pin is adapted to move axially relative to the support bearing and projects therefrom to engage with a receiving element of a mounting bracket; and wherein the end pin is rotationally fixed relative to the support bearing. This assembly reduces wear between an idle end pin and an idle end bracket and the likelihood of failure of the blind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Louver-Lite Limited
    Inventors: Antony Barnes, Andrew Greening
  • Publication number: 20130190119
    Abstract: A chain guard housing for a blind, the housing including a body portion and a chain cover portion hingedly coupled to the body portion, whereby the chain cover portion is capable of being rotated about the hinge out of alignment with a chain sprocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: LOUVER-LITE LIMITED
    Inventors: Antony Barnes, Andrew Greening
  • Publication number: 20130133841
    Abstract: A roller blind coupling (101) for use in coupling a pair of adjacent roller blinds (102, 104) which are angled relative to each other, the coupling (101) including a first splined bush (2) adapted to engage a first roller tube (106), a second splined bush (4) adapted to engage a second roller tube (108) and a flexible shaft (6), wherein the flexible shaft (6) includes a first connector which engages the first splined bush (2) and a second connector (20) which engages the second splined bush (4), whereby the flexible shaft (6) connects the first and second splined (2, 4) bushes and rotation of the first splined bush (2) is transmitted to the second splined bush (4) via the flexible shaft (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: LOUVER-LITE LIMITED
    Inventors: Antony Barnes, Andrew Greening
  • Publication number: 20130020038
    Abstract: A spring assembly for a roller blind, the assembly including a stationary end, a rotatable end and a spring arrangement located therebetween which is connected at a first end thereof to the stationary end and at a second end thereof to the rotatable end, wherein the rotatable end includes a rotatable body which is adapted to rotate relative to a fixed body about a rotational axis, and wherein the spring assembly further includes a locking pin coupled to the fixed body such that it has a locked configuration in which it engages a portion of the rotatable body and prevents rotation of the rotatable body relative to the fixed body and a free configuration in which rotation of the rotatable body relative to the fixed body is permitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: LOUVER-LITE LIMITED
    Inventors: Antony Barnes, Andrew Greening
  • Patent number: 8291962
    Abstract: A fabric receiving element for a blind assembly, the fabric receiving element having at least two axially extending slots, each slot defining an opening for receiving blind material, the openings being of different respective widths, the slots including a floor opposite the openings, and wherein the middle portion of the floor of the slot is at a greater distance from the opening than the end portions of the floor of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Louver-Lite Limited
    Inventors: Reginald Allsopp, Antony Barnes
  • Publication number: 20120067530
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a roller blind idle end assembly for roller blinds comprising a splined bush, a support bearing and an end pin, wherein the splined bush is supported by the support bearing and rotatable relative thereto in use; the end pin projects from the support bearing and is slidably coupled thereto such that the end pin is adapted to move axially relative to the support bearing and projects therefrom to engage with a receiving element of a mounting bracket; and wherein the end pin is rotationally fixed relative to the support bearing. This assembly reduces wear between an idle end pin and an idle end bracket and the likelihood of failure of the blind.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Antony Barnes, Andew Greening
  • Publication number: 20110289735
    Abstract: A cord guide element for a window blind cord, the element including an anchor adapted to secure the element to a blind substrate, and connected to the anchor a body which defines a cord receiving aperture, wherein the body portion is in the form of a loop and a transverse opening is defined through the loop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Antony Barnes, Andrew Greening
  • Publication number: 20110126993
    Abstract: A fabric receiving element for a blind assembly, the fabric receiving element having at least two axially extending slots, each slot defining an opening for receiving blind material, the openings being of different respective widths, the slots including a floor opposite the openings, and wherein the middle portion of the floor of the slot is at a greater distance from the opening than the end portions of the floor of the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventors: Reginald Allsopp, Antony Barnes
  • Publication number: 20100252211
    Abstract: A shim for reducing play between a roller blind tube and a roller blind end plug, the shim including a rib receiving portion sized and configured to receive a rib from a roller blind tube, wherein the shim is capable of being located between adjacent splines of a roller blind end plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: LOUVER-LITE LIMITED
    Inventors: Antony Barnes, Andrew Greening
  • Publication number: 20030157639
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the modification of the CC chemokine receptor 3 to stabilise or enhance surface expression, for example, to reduce internalization and/or kinase-mediated phosphorylation. The invention also relates to assays for CCR3 receptor activity in which internalization and/or kinase mediated phosphorylation of the receptor is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Publication date: August 21, 2003
    Inventors: Ashley Antony Barnes, Neil James Fraser, Celestine Theresa O'Shaughnessy, Alan Wise
  • Patent number: 6518399
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the novel GABAB receptor subtypes GABAB-R1c and GABAB-R2 as well as to a novel, functional GABAB receptor which comprises a heterodimer of GABAB-R1 and GABAB-R2 receptor subunits. The present invention also relates to variants of the receptors, nucleotide sequences encoding the receptors and variants thereof and novel vectors, stable cell lines, antibodies, screening methods, methods of treatment and methods of receptor production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Smithkline Beecham Corporation
    Inventors: Ashley Antony Barnes, Alan Wise, Fiona Hamilton Marshall, Neil James Fraser, Julia Helen Margaret White, Steven Michael Foord
  • Patent number: D631275
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Louver-Lite Limited
    Inventor: Antony Barnes
  • Patent number: D638645
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Louver-Lite Limited
    Inventors: Antony Barnes, Andrew Greening