Patents by Inventor Christopher A. Dykes

Christopher A. Dykes 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: 20200069496
    Abstract: An infant care device and, more particularly, an apparatus for providing the combined functions of an infant incubator and a radiant infant warmer and which includes a radiant heater assembly contained within a housing and mechanisms and methods to quickly reduce the heating from the radiant heater assembly when the infant care device is quickly converted from an open infant radiant warming device to an enclosed incubator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Michael H. Mackin, Christopher A. Dykes
  • Patent number: 10500116
    Abstract: An infant care device and, more particularly an apparatus for providing the combined functions of an infant incubator and a radiant infant warmer and which includes a radiant heater assembly contained within a housing and mechanisms and methods to quickly reduce the heating from the radiant heater assembly when the infant care device is quickly converted from an open infant radiant warming device to an enclosed incubator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: International Biomedical, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael H. Mackin, Christopher A. Dykes
  • Patent number: 9980868
    Abstract: An integrated and movable video and/or still camera is integrated into a warming therapy device to allow caregivers to point the camera in an area of interest in which they are interested in recording or displaying the patient located on a support surface. The system may include an audio recording device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: SEGARS CALIFORNIA PARTNERS, LP
    Inventors: Peter D. Sabota, John Segars, Christopher A. Dykes, Michael H. Mackin
  • Patent number: 9775561
    Abstract: Provided is a system, method and portable device for monitoring physiological parameters of a person in the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Brian K. Russell, Jonathan Woodward, William Radtke, Christopher Dykes
  • Patent number: 9750341
    Abstract: Systems are disclosed that relate to modular furniture capable of providing conventional desk functions as well as integrated electronic components which house, store, and operate electronic devices, such as computers and associated devices. Furniture components of a traditional office are adapted to house a plurality of electronic components of a traditional computer system. Connectors, expansion slots, networking capabilities, and other storage units are provided within the furniture components enabling several electronic devices to be installed within the furniture components and communicate with each other, integrating a fully functional computer system into a classroom or office desk. The disclosed modular furniture systems provide multiple resources and functions in a small footprint and are useable in a variety of school, personal and work settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: NATI BROOK VENTURES, LLC
    Inventors: Darren Patrick Riley, Christopher Dykes
  • Patent number: 9642341
    Abstract: A hummingbird feeder that is easier to maintain and reduces food spoilage includes a feed pod support adapted to hold a hummingbird feed pod that proportionally resembles the thickening part of the stem of an actual-size flower, a flower top or cover for the pod, an elongated stem that is attached to the feed pod support, a ‘feeding’ perch adapted to provide a hummingbird with a place to rest while extending its beak through a feeding hole in the flower top, a ‘high’ perch to provide a hummingbird with a place to perch while not feeding, and wherein the feed pod can be either of the type that allows for a single-use or, with refilling, multiple uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Perla, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Lipford, Sharon Lipford, Keith Lipford, Christopher Dykes
  • Patent number: 9615548
    Abstract: A hummingbird feeder having a disposable, single-use feed pod containing a liquid hummingbird food and a feeder assembly including a feed pod support for positioning the feed pod in a desired orientation. The feed pod is supported and oriented in the feed pod support and keeps liquid food for touching the hummingbird feeder other that the feed pod. The hummingbird feeder can include an access cover with a port located generally in the center thereof through which the hummingbird can access the hummingbird food. The access cover engages the feed pod and includes a projection that can pierce the top of the feed pod where access can be had to the food by a hummingbird through the port. The feeder can also have no access cover, in which case a port is provided in the top of the feed pod. Multiple feeder assemblies and feed pods can be configured together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Perla, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Lipford, Sharon Lipford, Keith Lipford, Christopher Dykes, Pamela Glasgow
  • Publication number: 20160227923
    Abstract: Systems are disclosed that relate to modular furniture capable of providing conventional desk functions as well as integrated electronic components which house, store, and operate electronic devices, such as computers and associated devices. Furniture components of a traditional office are adapted to house a plurality of electronic components of a traditional computer system. Connectors, expansion slots, networking capabilities, and other storage units are provided within the furniture components enabling several electronic devices to be installed within the furniture components and communicate with each other, integrating a fully functional computer system into a classroom or office desk. The disclosed modular furniture systems provide multiple resources and functions in a small footprint and are useable in a variety of school, personal and work settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: Nati Brook Ventures, LLC
    Inventors: Darren Patrick Riley, Christopher Dykes
  • Patent number: 9408763
    Abstract: A manual wheelchair having a tilt mechanism that allows a user positioned on the wheelchair to control the tilt angle of the wheelchair seat. The manual wheelchair has a base frame with arm rests that are fixed in position with respect to the base frame. The tilt mechanism includes a controller that is affixed to the manual wheelchair at a location proximate to one of the arm rests within the ready reach of the user and which can be manipulated by the user without assistance from a caregiver to allow the seat of the manual wheelchair to freely pivot about a pivot point such that the user can locate the seat at a desired tilt angle by pushing or pulling on the arm rest. A further manipulation of the controller allows the user to lock the seat in the desired tilt angle and remain in that angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventors: Carole Purdue, Christopher Dykes
  • Publication number: 20160128308
    Abstract: A hummingbird feeder that is easier to maintain and reduces food spoilage includes a feed pod support adapted to hold a hummingbird feed pod that proportionally resembles the thickening part of the stem of an actual-size flower, a flower top or cover for the pod, an elongated stem that is attached to the feed pod support, a ‘feeding’ perch adapted to provide a hummingbird with a place to rest while extending its beak through a feeding hole in the flower top, a ‘high’ perch to provide a hummingbird with a place to perch while not feeding, and wherein the feed pod can be either of the type that allows for a single-use or, with refilling, multiple uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: PERLA, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Lipford, Sharon Lipford, Keith Lipford, Christopher Dykes
  • Publication number: 20160081868
    Abstract: An infant cared device and, more particularly an apparatus for providing the combined functions of an infant incubator and a radiant infant warmer and which includes a radiant heater assembly contained within a housing and mechanisms and methods to quickly reduce the heating from the radiant heater assembly when the infant care device is quickly converted from an open infant radiant warming device to an enclosed incubator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Michael H. Mackin, Christopher A. Dykes
  • Patent number: 9282814
    Abstract: Systems are disclosed that relate to modular furniture capable of providing conventional desk functions as well as integrated electronic components which house, store, and operate electronic devices, such as computers and associated devices. Furniture components of a traditional office are adapted to house a plurality of electronic components of a traditional computer system. Connectors, expansion slots, networking capabilities, and other storage units are provided within the furniture components enabling several electronic devices to be installed within the furniture components and communicate with each other, integrating a fully functional computer system into a classroom or office desk. The disclosed modular furniture systems provide multiple resources and functions in a small footprint and are useable in a variety of school, personal and work settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: NATI BROOK VENTURES, LLC
    Inventors: Darren Patrick Riley, Christopher Dykes
  • Publication number: 20160015587
    Abstract: An integrated and movable video and/or still camera is integrated into a warming therapy device to allow caregivers to point the camera in an area of interest in which they are interested in recording or displaying the patient located on a support surface. The system may include an audio recording device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Peter D. Sabota, John Segars, Christopher A. Dykes, Michael H. Mackin
  • Publication number: 20160007574
    Abstract: A hummingbird feeder having a disposable, single-use feed pod containing a liquid hummingbird food and a feeder assembly including a feed pod support for positioning the feed pod in a desired orientation. The feed pod is supported and oriented in the feed pod support and keeps liquid food for touching the hummingbird feeder other that the feed pod. The hummingbird feeder can include an access cover with a port located generally in the center thereof through which the hummingbird can access the hummingbird food. The access cover engages the feed pod and includes a projection that can pierce the top of the feed pod where access can be had to the food by a hummingbird through the port. The feeder can also have no access cover, in which case a port is provided in the top of the feed pod. Multiple feeder assemblies and feed pods can be configured together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Brian Lipford, Sharon Lipford, Keith Lipford, Christopher Dykes, Pamela Glasgow
  • Publication number: 20150351529
    Abstract: Systems are disclosed that relate to modular furniture capable of providing conventional desk functions as well as integrated electronic components which house, store, and operate electronic devices, such as computers and associated devices. Furniture components of a traditional office are adapted to house a plurality of electronic components of a traditional computer system. Connectors, expansion slots, networking capabilities, and other storage units are provided within the furniture components enabling several electronic devices to be installed within the furniture components and communicate with each other, integrating a fully functional computer system into a classroom or office desk. The disclosed modular furniture systems provide multiple resources and functions in a small footprint and are useable in a variety of school, personal and work settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: NATI BROOK VENTURES, LLC
    Inventors: Darren Patrick Riley, Christopher Dykes
  • Patent number: 9192536
    Abstract: A code support device providing emergency code displays for caregivers responsible for infant patients in an infant care device. The code support device has a graphic user interface display for gathering, recording and displaying information used in the routine operation of the infant care device and when needed displays a code screen in response to an emergency situation that directs caregivers through a preprogrammed emergency code of activity to respond to the emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Segars California Partners, LP
    Inventors: Michael H. Mackin, Christopher A. Dykes, Lynn E. Bayne
  • Publication number: 20150137548
    Abstract: A manual wheelchair having a tilt mechanism that allows a user positioned on the wheelchair to control the tilt angle of the wheelchair seat. The manual wheelchair has a base frame with arm rests that are fixed in position with respect to the base frame. The tilt mechanism includes a controller that is affixed to the manual wheelchair at a location proximate to one of the arm rests within the ready reach of the user and which can be manipulated by the user without assistance from a caregiver to allow the seat of the manual wheelchair to freely pivot about a pivot point such that the user can locate the seat at a desired tilt angle by pushing or pulling on the arm rest. A further manipulation of the controller allows the user to lock the seat in the desired tilt angle and remain in that angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Carole Purdue, Christopher Dykes
  • Patent number: 8953308
    Abstract: Systems are disclosed that relate to modular furniture capable of providing conventional desk functions as well as integrated electronic components which house, store, and operate electronic devices, such as computers and associated devices. Furniture components of a traditional office are adapted to house a plurality of electronic components of a traditional computer system. Connectors, expansion slots, networking capabilities, and other storage units are provided within the furniture components enabling several electronic devices to be installed within the furniture components and communicate with each other, integrating a fully functional computer system into a classroom or office desk. The disclosed modular furniture systems provide multiple resources and functions in a small footprint and are useable in a variety of school, personal and work settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Nati Brook Ventures, LLC
    Inventors: Darren Patrick Riley, Christopher Dykes
  • Publication number: 20140285959
    Abstract: Systems are disclosed that relate to modular furniture capable of providing conventional desk functions as well as integrated electronic components which house, store, and operate electronic devices, such as computers and associated devices. Furniture components of a traditional office are adapted to house a plurality of electronic components of a traditional computer system. Connectors, expansion slots, networking capabilities, and other storage units are provided within the furniture components enabling several electronic devices to be installed within the furniture components and communicate with each other, integrating a fully functional computer system into a classroom or office desk. The disclosed modular furniture systems provide multiple resources and functions in a small footprint and are useable in a variety of school, personal and work settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: NATI BROOK VENTURES, LLC
    Inventors: Darren Patrick Riley, Christopher Dykes
  • Patent number: D846146
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Fillmaster Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart R. Amos, Michael Seay, Christopher Dykes, Kevin Barnes