Patents by Inventor Christopher John Ord

Christopher John Ord 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: 10252230
    Abstract: A tinting machine (1) comprising one or more dispenser heads for dispensing colorant into a paint container (3), the one or more dispenser heads comprising a fluid outlet (16) for discharging the colorant into the paint container (3), an internal chamber (19) opening in the fluid outlet, and a piston (25) that is longitudinally and movably arranged inside the internal chamber. An outer side surface of the piston and the inner surface of the internal chamber define an annular space (29) and the piston comprises a circumventional protrusion (26) defining a constriction (28) in the annular space. By supplying cleaning fluid to the internal chamber and moving the piston between a first and a second position, the internal chamber can be cleaned from residual colorant with a small amount of cleaning fluid. The invention further relates to a method for dispensing one or more colorants into a paint container using such tinting machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: AKZO NOBEL COATINGS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Christopher John Ord, Matthew Keith Fordham, Michael Roger Cane
  • Publication number: 20180326379
    Abstract: A tinting machine (1) comprising one or more dispenser heads for dispensing colorant into a paint container (3), the one or more dispenser heads comprising a fluid outlet (16) for discharging the colorant into the paint container (3), an internal chamber (19) opening in the fluid outlet, and a piston (25) that is longitudinally and movably arranged inside the internal chamber. An outer side surface of the piston and the inner surface of the internal chamber define an annular space (29) and the piston comprises a circumventional protrusion (26) defining a constriction (28) in the annular space. By supplying cleaning fluid to the internal chamber and moving the piston between a first and a second position, the internal chamber can be cleaned from residual colorant with a small amount of cleaning fluid. The invention further relates to a method for dispensing one or more colorants into a paint container using such tinting machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher John Ord, Matthew Keith Fordham, Michael Roger Cane
  • Publication number: 20180303302
    Abstract: A mobile robot that includes a control system, a task execution system and a drive system, the control system configured to monitor the task execution system and drive system, wherein the control system comprises an error detection unit, the error detection unit configured to detect a first error in the task execution system and a second error in the drive system, and further configured to determine that a third error has occurred if it detects the first error and the second error at the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Maximilian John BRITAIN, William Matthew WAKELING, Christopher John ORD
  • Patent number: 10028632
    Abstract: A method of controlling a mobile robot, the method including monitoring a first system of the mobile robot to detect a first error associated with the first system, monitoring a second system of the mobile robot to detect a second error associated with the second system, and when the first error and the second error are detected at the same time, determining that a third error has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Maximilian John Britain, William Matthew Wakeling, Christopher John Ord
  • Publication number: 20160345791
    Abstract: A method of controlling a mobile robot, the method including monitoring a first system of the mobile robot to detect a first error associated with the first system, monitoring a second system of the mobile robot to detect a second error associated with the second system, and when the first error and the second error are detected at the same time, determining that a third error has occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Maximilian John BRITAIN, William Matthew WAKELING, Christopher John ORD
  • Patent number: 8790033
    Abstract: A painting apparatus comprising a paint module, an applicator assembly, and a dip-tube assembly containing a pump, the paint module having a container receiving section which is closeable by a releasably attachable lid, the applicator assembly being fluidly connectable to liquid in the container receiving section via the dip-tube assembly, in which the lid includes an aperture to allow the dip-tube assembly to pass therethrough and submerge the pump in the liquid (FIG. 1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventors: Ruth Elizabeth Walcot, Michael Roger Cane, Christopher John Ord, Gary Thomas Wren, Nicholas Field, Ahmad Bittar
  • Patent number: 8632271
    Abstract: A painting apparatus comprising a paint module, an applicator assembly having an applicator surface, and a pump, the paint module having a container receiving section, the applicator assembly being fluidly connectable to the container receiving section such that the pump can supply liquid contained in the container receiving section to the applicator assembly, in which the apparatus can operate in a painting cycle where the container receiving section receives a paint container with a supply of paint such that the paint can be supplied to the applicator assembly, and in a cleaning cycle where the container receiving section receives a liquid in the form of a cleaning fluid, such that the cleaning fluid can be supplied to the applicator assembly (FIG. 1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventors: Ruth Elizabeth Walcot, Michael Roger Cane, Christopher John Ord
  • Patent number: 8596898
    Abstract: A paint roller assembly comprising a primary roller (69) and a secondary roller (67), the secondary roller being positioned relative to the primary roller such that paint supplied to the roller assembly passes over part of the secondary roller before being fed onto an exterior surface of the primary roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventors: Ruth Elizabeth Walcot, Michael Roger Cane, Christopher John Ord
  • Publication number: 20120031906
    Abstract: A painting apparatus comprising a paint container and a closure module, the paint container having a screw threaded rim, the closure module having a main housing and an outer ring, the outer ring having a screw thread, in which the outer ring is rotatable relative to the main housing such that the screw thread cooperates with the threaded rim of the paint container to secure the closure module onto the paint container without having to rotate the main housing relative to the paint container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventor: Christopher John Ord
  • Publication number: 20100209175
    Abstract: A paint roller assembly comprising a primary roller (69) and a secondary roller (67), the secondary roller being positioned relative to the primary roller such that paint supplied to the roller assembly passes over part of the secondary roller before being fed onto an exterior surface of the primary roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: Velperweg 76
    Inventors: Ruth Elizabeth Walcot, Michael Roger Cane, Christopher John Ord
  • Publication number: 20100206758
    Abstract: A paint container including a main body and a neck portion having a rim with an internal web projecting radially inwardly from the rim, in which the internal web includes an aperture (216) dimensioned such that it can receive an associated dip-tube and remove excess paint from the dip-tube when it is removed from the paint container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: Ruth Elizabeth Walcot, Michael Roger Cane, Christopher John Ord
  • Publication number: 20100196614
    Abstract: A painting apparatus comprising a paint module, an applicator assembly, and a dip-tube assembly containing a pump, the paint module having a container receiving section which is closeable by a releasably attachable lid, the applicator assembly being fluidly connectable to liquid in the container receiving section via the dip-tube assembly, in which the lid includes an aperture to allow the dip-tube assembly to pass therethrough and submerge the pump in the liquid (FIG. 1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventors: Ruth Elizabeth Walcot, Michael Roger Cane, Christopher John Ord, Gary Thomas Wren, Nicholas Field, Ahmad Bittar
  • Publication number: 20100192852
    Abstract: A painting apparatus comprising a paint module able to receive a paint container containing paint, an applicator, a conduit fluidly connecting the paint to the applicator, and a pump assembly to supply a flow of paint to the applicator via the conduit, in which the painting apparatus includes a control unit to prevent the flow of paint to the applicator until the applicator is applying paint to the surface to be painted (FIG. 1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventors: Ruth Elizabeth Walcot, Michael Roger Cane, Christopher John Ord
  • Publication number: 20100180816
    Abstract: A painting apparatus comprising a paint module, an applicator assembly having an applicator surface, and a pump, the paint module having a container receiving section, the applicator assembly being fluidly connectable to the container receiving section such that the pump can supply liquid contained in the container receiving section to the applicator assembly, in which the apparatus can operate in a painting cycle where the container receiving section receives a paint container with a supply of paint such that the paint can be supplied to the applicator assembly, and in a cleaning cycle where the container receiving section receives a liquid in the form of a cleaning fluid, such that the cleaning fluid can be supplied to the applicator assembly (FIG. 1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Inventors: Ruth Elizabeth Walcot, Michael Roger Cane, Christopher John Ord
  • Publication number: 20100170433
    Abstract: A painting apparatus (10) comprising a paint module (20), an applicator assembly (50), and a dip-tube assembly (20) containing a pump (86), the applicator assembly being fluidly connectable to liquid in the paint module via the dip-tube assembly, in which the pump is arranged within the dip-tube such that the pump is submerged in the liquid to substantially drive liquid away from the pump when supplying liquid to the applicator assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventors: Ruth Elizabeth Walcot, Michael Roger Cane, Christopher John Ord
  • Patent number: D597314
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Imperial Chemical Industries Limited
    Inventors: Michael Roger Cane, Ruth Elizabeth Walcot, Nicholas Field, Ahmad Bittar, Christopher John Ord
  • Patent number: D609573
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Imperial Chemical Industries Limited
    Inventors: Michael Roger Cane, Ruth Elizabeth Walcot, Nicholas Field, Ahmad Bittar, Christopher John Ord
  • Patent number: D629491
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Imperial Chemical Industries Limited
    Inventors: Michael Roger Cane, Ruth Elizabeth Walcot, Nicholas Field, Ahmad Bittar, Christopher John Ord
  • Patent number: D629492
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Imperial Chemical Industries Limited
    Inventors: Michael Roger Cane, Ruth Elizabeth Walcot, Nicholas Field, Ahmad Bittar, Christopher John Ord
  • Patent number: D632761
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Imperial Chemical Industries Limited
    Inventors: Michael Roger Cane, Ruth Elizabeth Walcot, Nicholas Field, Ahmad Bittar, Christopher John Ord