Patents by Inventor Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones 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: 9610407
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device comprises a housing, a holder within the housing for receiving a medicament cartridge, a piston rod for driving a bung of the medicament cartridge, a drive mechanism including a motor for providing an output drive to the piston rod for delivering the medicament and control means for controlling operation of the device. The device is additionally provided with a bung sensor for sensing when the piston rod is in contact with the bung and the control means is operative for advancing the drive of the piston rod towards the bung.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Ulrich Bruggemann, Christopher Langley, Christopher Jones, Scott Preece
  • Patent number: 9605561
    Abstract: An inlet transition section and an inlet bowl entry can be designed to reduce a number of turbomachine casing designs. Using relationships between flow properties, distances between elements, crossover/supply pipe diameter, ideal cross sectional area, aspect ratio, and inlet bowl entry size, a transition from circular cross section to substantially polygonal cross section can be made while enabling adoption of a single size of substantially polygonal inlet bowl entry for a plurality of turbine sizes and/or crossover/supply pipe sizes with minimal losses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Sean Allen Smith, Michael Christopher Jones, Erik Eduardo Lopez Partida, Daniel Ross Predmore
  • Publication number: 20170073872
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance for treating fabric according to a cycle of operation includes a cabinet defining an interior, a wash tub within the interior and having a peripheral wall with an upper portion and a bottom end closed by a base; a wash basket located within the wash tub for movement relative thereto and defining a laundry treating chamber; and a drive motor located within the cabinet for rotating or oscillating the wash basket. Prior to installation of the wash tub in the cabinet, the wash tub is oversized relative to the interior. After installation of the wash tub in the cabinet, the upper portion of the wash tub forms a press fit with the cabinet such that the upper portion of the wash tub exerts a force on the cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: BENJAMIN E. ALEXANDER, BRENT M. BURGESS, MICHAEL K. CLUSKEY, CHRISTOPHER A. JONES, AARON A. LINDEN, DALE E. MUELLER, MICHELE A. PAUSTIAN
  • Patent number: 9583288
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for an interchangeable back system for programmable switches. A programmable switch, remote interchangeable back, and toggle switch interchangeable back may be included. The remote interchangeable back may include a casing and a back plate, where the back plate of the remote interchangeable back may not have an opening. The toggle switch interchangeable back may include a casing and a back plate, where the back plate of the toggle switch interchangeable back may include an opening of sufficient size to accommodate a toggle light switch in the on position. The remote interchangeable back and the toggle switch interchangeable back may be interchangeably attachable to and removable from the programmable switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Jones, Maaike Louise Evers, Michael Simonian, Michael Simmons
  • Publication number: 20170050462
    Abstract: A housing is formed with an opening for the receipt of a cosmetic pencil to be sharpened. A shaping funnel within the housing is formed of a plurality blades in operative proximity around the opening. A motor rotates the shaping funnel and the plurality of blades for sharpening the cosmetic pencil within the shaping funnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventor: RYAN CHRISTOPHER JONES
  • Patent number: 9572927
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device comprises a housing, a telescopic piston rod assembly for driving a bung of a medicament container, and a drive mechanism for the telescopic piston rod assembly. The telescopic piston rod assembly comprises a plunger for driving a bung, a key for allowing predominantly axial movement between the plunger and the housing and an input drive telescopically coupled to the plunger and supported for rotational and axial movement relative the housing. The drive mechanism additionally comprises a transfer drive that operates to rotate the input drive. As the input drive rotates, it moves axially relative to the housing, expanding telescopically relative to the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Ulrich Br├╝ggemann, Christopher Jones
  • Publication number: 20170030002
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance includes a rotatable basket defining a treating chamber for receiving a load of laundry items for treatment, and an annular balance rings defining an annular chamber within, coupled with the basket for rotation therewith. The basket can further comprise a pair of walls comprising a perforated inner wrapper and an outer wall defining a space therebetween. The space fluidly couples to the annular chamber, permitting liquid to flow from the treating chamber, into the space and into the annular chamber to provide a restoring force to the system. The annular balance ring can further comprise a plurality of passages, fluidly coupling the treating chamber to the annular chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: BENJAMIN E. ALEXANDER, BRENT M. BURGESS, CHRISTOPHER A. JONES, AARON A. LINDEN, DALE E. MUELLER, MICHELE A. PAUSTIAN, BRENNER M. SHARP
  • Publication number: 20170029999
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance includes a rotatable basket defining a treating chamber for receiving a load of laundry items for treatment, and two annular balance rings coupled with the basket for rotation therewith. Each balance ring includes a sump for holding balancing fluid when the rotational speed of the basket is below a critical speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: BENJAMIN E. ALEXANDER, MICHAEL K. CLUSKEY, JOHN M. HUNNELL, CHRISTOPHER A. JONES, BRENNER M. SHARP
  • Publication number: 20170030000
    Abstract: A fabric treating appliance includes a rotatable basket defining a treating chamber for receiving a load of laundry items for treatment. A float valve can be incorporated into the basket structure, selectively opening or closing the valve based upon the liquid level in a tub. As liquid fills the tub, the float valve will rise until it moves into a closed position, permitting the basket and treating chamber to fill with liquid. As the tub drain, the float valve can fall, opening the valve and permitting liquid to drain from the basket or treating chamber. The opened or closed positions can be selectively operated by opening or closing a pump or sump and allowing a tub to drain or fill, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: BENJAMIN E. ALEXANDER, BRENT M. BURGESS, MICHAEL K. CLUSKEY, CHRISTOPHER A. JONES, DALE E. MUELLER, ZACHARY BOHENICK
  • Patent number: 9555192
    Abstract: The instant application is directed to an assembly for a drug delivery device which is arranged to operate in two distinct modes, a priming mode starting from a pre-priming state and a dispense mode operating in a post-priming state, and a drug delivery device comprising this assembly. The assembly comprises a dose member, an actuating member and a piston rod which is configured to act on a bung of an assembled cartridge containing the drug. In the pre-priming state the actuating member is configured to be moved by a user such that the movement of the actuating member causes a movement of the dose member and such that the movement of the dose member causes a movement of the piston rod. In the post-priming state the dose member is configured to be moved by a user without causing a movement of the actuating member in order to perform a set and dispense action of the drug delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Catherine Anne Macdonald, Robert Veasey, Garen Kouyoumjian, Christopher Jones, Alexander Ian Bailey
  • Publication number: 20170022647
    Abstract: A fabric treating appliance includes a rotatable basket defining a treating chamber for receiving a load of laundry items for treatment. The basket comprises a dual wall, having an inner wall and an outer wall, defining a space therebetween. Liquid within the treating chamber can flow through a plurality of liquid extraction perforations and into the space between the walls, where the liquid can drain downwardly out through an opening in the outer wall and into a tub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: BENJAMIN E. ALEXANDER, BRENT M. BURGESS, MICHAEL K. CLUSKEY, CHRISTOPHER A. JONES, DALE E. MUELLER
  • Patent number: 9550703
    Abstract: A granulation method may include feeding a graded powder into a granulator. The powder may have a particle size distribution (PSD) of at least 98% ?115 mesh and at most 50% ?200 mesh. The powder may have a PSD of at least 98% less than or equal to 4.2% of a median product particle size and at most 50% less than or equal to 2.5% of the median product particle size. The powder may have a PSD of between 40% and 80% between 3% and 6% of the median product particle size, between 5% and 30% between 2% and 4% of the median product particle size, and between 10% and 40% between 1% and 3% of the median product particle size. A liquid binder may be fed into the granulator. Wet granules may be discharged from the granulator and may have a moisture content of between 7% and 12%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Nous, LLC
    Inventors: Phillip Forsythe, Christopher Jones, Joshua Green
  • Patent number: 9533107
    Abstract: A drive member for driving a piston rod in a drug delivery device is provided. The drive member is configured to be driven in a rotational movement by an actuating member. The drive member comprises a track for transmitting a driving load from the actuating member to the drive member. The track comprises both sections running in a distal and sections running in a proximal direction of the drive member. Moreover, a drug delivery device comprising such a drive member is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: David Plumptre, Andrew Mark Lindsay, Catherine Anne Macdonald, Robert Veasey, Christopher Jones, Garen Kouyoumjian
  • Patent number: 9533100
    Abstract: A method and system for priming a drug delivery device are provided. The drug delivery device includes a forced priming feature that requires the user to move the dose dial sleeve (3) axially to cause the spindle (5) to pre-load a cartridge bung before a first dose can be dialed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Christopher Jones
  • Publication number: 20160361495
    Abstract: A computerized electro-mechanical drug delivery device (10) configured to deliver at least one dose of two or more medicaments. The device comprises a control unit (300). An electro-mechanical drive unit (500, 600) is operably coupled to the control unit and a primary reservoir (90) for a first medicament and a secondary reservoir (100) for a fluid agent, e.g. a second medicament. An operator interface (60) is in communication with the control unit (300). A single dispense assembly (200) is configured for fluid communication with the primary (90) and the secondary (100) reservoir. Activation of the operator panel sets a first dose from the primary reservoir and based on the first dose and a therapeutic dose profile (860), the control unit (300) is configured to determine a dose or range of the fluid agent. Alternatively, the control unit determines or calculates a dose or range of a third medicament.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Shane Alistair DAY, Daniel Thomas DE SAUSMAREZ LINTELL, Steven WIMPENNY, Christopher JONES, Aidan Michael O'HARE, Barry YATES, Robert VEASEY, Christopher James SMITH, Malcolm BOYD, David Martin LEAK, Carmen Patricia KEATING, David SANDERS, Elizabeth Anne MARSHALL
  • Patent number: 9517310
    Abstract: A resettable dose setting mechanism for a drug delivery device comprising a driver for driving a spindle of the drug delivery device is provided. Said driver comprises a first component and a second component rotationally coupled to said first component. During resetting of said drug delivery device, said first component is rotationally decoupled from said second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: David Plumptre, Christopher Jones
  • Patent number: 9463278
    Abstract: A resettable drive mechanism for a drug delivery device (1) comprises a piston rod assembly (32) and an interaction member (23). The piston rod assembly (32) comprises a guide track (18) running along the piston rod assembly (32), the guide track (18) comprising at least one delivery section (18A) and at least one reset section (18B). The reset section (18B) is arranged to continue the delivery section (18A). The delivery section (18A) comprises at least one blocking means (19). The interaction member (23) is configured to cooperate with the guide track (18). For delivering a dose of a drug (24), the piston rod assembly (32) is axially displaceable in a dose delivery direction away from an axial starting position, the interaction member (23) cooperating with the delivery section (18A) and the blocking means (19) passing the interaction member (23) when the piston rod assembly (32) is displaced in the dose delivery direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Catherine Anne MacDonald, Robert Veasey, Christopher Jones, Garen Kouyoumjian
  • Patent number: 9457142
    Abstract: A computerized electro-mechanical drug delivery device configured to deliver at least one dose of two or more medicaments. The device comprises a control unit. An electro-mechanical drive unit is operably coupled to the control unit and a primary reservoir for a first medicament and a secondary reservoir for a fluid agent, e.g. a second medicament. An operator interface is in communication with the control unit. A single dispense assembly is configured for fluid communication with the primary and the secondary reservoir. Activation of the operator panel sets a first dose from the primary reservoir and based on the first dose and a therapeutic dose profile, the control unit is configured to determine a dose or range of the fluid agent. Alternatively, the control unit determines or calculates a dose or range of a third medicament. Further, a dispense interface for use with a drug delivery device is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Shane Alistair Day, Daniel Thomas De Sausmarez Lintell, Steven Wimpenny, Christopher Jones, Aidan Michael O'Hare, Barry Yates, Robert Veasey, Christopher James Smith, Malcolm Boyd, David Martin Leak, Carmen Patricia Keating, David Sanders, Elizabeth Anne Marshall
  • Publication number: 20160281317
    Abstract: An industrial machine includes a frame having a base and a boom, an arm movably coupled to the boom, an attachment, a conduit, a first member, and a second member. The boom has a first end coupled to the base and a second end opposite the first end. The arm includes a first end and a second end. The attachment is coupled to the first end of the arm. The conduit extends from the frame to the arm. The first member is pivotably coupled to the frame and supports a first portion of the conduit as the arm moves relative to the boom. The second member is pivotably coupled between the first member and the arm, and supports a second portion of the conduit as the arm moves relative to the boom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Douglas Maki, Ethan Pedretti, Anab Akanda, Jason Gaska, Christopher Jones, Matthew Loew, Andrew P. Dretzka, Jason Knuth
  • Patent number: 9453297
    Abstract: A dynamic balancer device for mounting to and balancing a rotatable drum in a laundry treating appliance. The dynamic balancer device comprises an enclosed annular housing having a radial circumferential wall, a plurality of internal baffles in the enclosed annular housing and a fluid disposed in the annular race and movable therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin E. Alexander, Michael K. Cluskey, John M. Hunnell, Christopher A. Jones, Brenner M. Sharp