Patents by Inventor David Arnold

David Arnold 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: 20190189412
    Abstract: A portable ion mobility spectrometry apparatus (1) for detecting an aerosol and a method for using the apparatus. The apparatus comprises an ion mobility spectrometer (3); a portable power source (5) carried by the apparatus for providing power to the apparatus (1); an inlet (7) for collecting a flow of air to be tested by the spectrometer (3); a heater (4) configured to heat the air to be tested to vapourise an aerosol carried by the air and a controller (2) configured to control the spectrometer (3) to obtain samples from the heated air, wherein the controller is configured to increase a heat output from the heater (4) for a selected time period before obtaining samples from the heated air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: David Sharp, Alastair Clark, William Munro, Paul Arnold, John Fitzgerald, David Cutmore, Rod Wilson
  • Publication number: 20190177658
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel cleaning compositions that are substantially free of cocamide diethanolamine. In an aspect of the invention, the compositions utilize a surfactant system and coupling agents as a replacement for the rheology modifier cocamide diethanolamine. The combination of a surfactant system and coupling agents can be used as a replacement for traditional rheology modifiers and foaming agents which are under regulatory pressure while providing concentrated liquid cleaning compositions with a viscosity of 400 cps or less. In another aspect the invention relates to novel cleaning compositions such as pot and pan soaking compositions, dishwashing compositions, food and beverage foaming cleaners, vehicle cleaning and the like suitable for use in hard water, which can be solid or liquid. The invention further relates to methods of making these compositions, and to methods employing these compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Charles Allen Hodge, David Arnold Halsrud, Emily Elizabeth Flohr, Paul J. Prew, Daniel N. Tallman, Amanda Ruth Blattner, Victor Fuk-Pong Man
  • Patent number: 10253277
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel cleaning compositions that are substantially free of cocamide diethanolamine. In an aspect of the invention, the compositions utilize a surfactant system and coupling agents as a replacement for the rheology modifier cocamide diethanolamine. The combination of a surfactant system and coupling agents can be used as a replacement for traditional rheology modifiers and foaming agents which are under regulatory pressure while providing concentrated liquid cleaning compositions with a viscosity of 400 cps or less. In another aspect the invention relates to novel cleaning compositions such as pot and pan soaking compositions, dishwashing compositions, food and beverage foaming cleaners, vehicle cleaning and the like suitable for use in hard water, which can be solid or liquid. The invention further relates to methods of making these compositions, and to methods employing these compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Allen Hodge, David Arnold Halsrud, Emily Elizabeth Flohr, Paul J. Prew, Daniel N. Tallman, Amanda Ruth Blattner, Victor Fuk-Pong Man
  • Publication number: 20180340497
    Abstract: An inlet manifold arrangement is disclosed for a four-stroke internal combustion engine having at least one working cylinder with inlet valves and outlet valves and an inlet manifold assembly. The inlet manifold assembly has a flow direction for fluid (such as a fuel-air mixture) in the inlet direction, and an end section near an air filter device. The manifold assembly also has a throttle valve arrangement and a non-return valve which blocks in the direction opposite to the flow direction. The non-return valve is situated, in relation to the flow direction, between the end section of the inlet manifold assembly and the throttle valve arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: David Arnold, Roger De Coster, Christian Sperz, Marco Hubmann, Michael Viertlmayr
  • Patent number: 10127199
    Abstract: The visual similarity between fonts is determined using visual descriptors of character images in the fonts. A model used to generate the visual descriptors may include a set of letterforms, keypoint locations on each letterform, and detail shapes at zero, one, or more detail areas on the letterform. In some instances, the model may also set forth one or more geometric measurements. Based on the model, a visual descriptor may be generated for a character image from a font by identifying a letterform of the character image, identifying keypoint locations on the character image, and identifying a detail shape at any detail areas on the character image. Additionally, the visual descriptor may include any geometric measurement defined by the model. The visual similarity between two fonts may be determined as a function of the differences between pairs of visual descriptors for the fonts that correspond with the same letterform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: R. David Arnold, Zhihong Ding, Judy S. Lee, Eric Muller, Timothy Wojtaszek
  • Publication number: 20180192629
    Abstract: A protective harness for a fully-rigged fishing rod during transport and/or storage, comprised of two hollow tubes that are closed at one end and open on the other end. The tubes are connected by an elastic cord attached near the open end of each tube. One tube slides over the upper (tip) portion of the rod, and the other tube slides over the lower (handle) portion of the rod, with the elastic cord stretching between the two tubes and maintaining tension, thus creating a protective harness that adheres to the fishing rod. This easy-on easy-off protective harness may be used on a one-piece or a multiple-piece fishing rod while it is fully rigged with tackle, acting as a lure guard as well as a rod protector. The tubes may be transparent to maximize viewing of the contents. When not in use, the tubes nest inside one another for convenient storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventor: David Arnold
  • Patent number: 9861030
    Abstract: A volumetric metering system for metering a product in an agricultural machine includes a roller element, a drive mechanism configured to rotationally drive the roller element to convey the product along a conveyance path to a product receiving component, and a guide element disposed on a side of the roller element. The guide element is configured to guide the product along the conveyance path, and is biased towards the roller element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Elijah B. Garner, Matthew David Arnold, Drew M. Whitcomb
  • Publication number: 20170351951
    Abstract: Non-limiting examples of the present disclosure describe query classification to identify appropriateness of a query. A query may be received by at least one processing device. A deep neural network (DNN) model may be applied to evaluate the query. A vector representation may be generated for query based on application of the DNN model, where the DNN model is trained to classify queries according to a plurality of categories of appropriateness. The DNN model may be utilized to classify the query in a category of appropriateness based on analysis of the vector representation. In one example, auto-complete suggestions for the query may be filtered based on the classification of the category of appropriateness. In another example, classification of the query may be provided to an entry point. In yet another example, a response to the query is managed based on the classification of the query. Other examples are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jose Carlos Almeida Santos, Paul David Arnold, Ward Farquhar Roper, Parth Gupta
  • Publication number: 20170291555
    Abstract: A vehicle storage convenience shelf, comprising: a rectangular frame having a longitudinal axis, and first and second generally parallel spaced-apart edges extending along said longitudinal axis; wherein, front side of the generally parallel spaced-apart edges have more height than the rear side of the generally parallel spaced-apart edges; a blocking flange or lip type extension joined to the front side of the rectangular frame; and a support flange joined to the rear edge of the shelf top or rectangular frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventor: DAVID ARNOLD KEEZER
  • Patent number: 9706117
    Abstract: A system for capturing aerial images, the system comprising at least one camera unit, the at least one camera unit comprising at least one detail camera, the pointing direction of the at least one detail camera time-multiplexed via a steerable mirror to implement a virtual array of cameras with overlapping fields of view, thereby to allow the at least one detail camera to capture an extended field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: nearmap Australia Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Mark Harold Tarlinton, David Arnold Bleads
  • Publication number: 20170195569
    Abstract: A system for capturing aerial images, the system comprising four steerable detail camera modules, each steerable detail camera module comprising a detail camera and a beam-steering mechanism in an optical path of the detail camera module whereby the pointing direction of the detail camera is time-multiplexed to provide a wider effective field of view, the beam-steering mechanism comprising a first steerable mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: nearmap Australia Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Todd William Lupton, Mark Harold Tarlinton, David Arnold Bleads, Zoltan Toth, Andrew Millin
  • Patent number: 9641736
    Abstract: A system for capturing aerial images, the system comprising four steerable detail camera modules, each steerable detail camera module comprising a detail camera and a beam-steering mechanism in an optical path of the detail camera module whereby the pointing direction of the detail camera is time-multiplexed to provide a wider effective field of view, the beam-steering mechanism comprising a first steerable mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: nearmap Australia Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Todd William Lupton, Mark Harold Tarlinton, David Arnold Bleads, Zoltan Toth, Andrew Millin
  • Publication number: 20170088796
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel cleaning compositions that are substantially free of cocamide diethanolamine. In an aspect of the invention, the compositions utilize a surfactant system and coupling agents as a replacement for the rheology modifier cocamide diethanolamine. The combination of a surfactant system and coupling agents can be used as a replacement for traditional rheology modifiers and foaming agents which are under regulatory pressure while providing concentrated liquid cleaning compositions with a viscosity of 400 cps or less. In another aspect the invention relates to novel cleaning compositions such as pot and pan soaking compositions, dishwashing compositions, food and beverage foaming cleaners, vehicle cleaning and the like suitable for use in hard water, which can be solid or liquid. The invention further relates to methods of making these compositions, and to methods employing these compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Charles Allen Hodge, David Arnold Halsrud, Emily Elizabeth Flohr, Paul J. Prew, Daniel N. Tallman, Amanda Ruth Blattner, Victor Fuk-Pong Man
  • Publication number: 20170079199
    Abstract: A volumetric metering system for metering a product in an agricultural machine is presented. In one example, the volumetric metering system comprises a roller element, a drive mechanism configured to rotationally drive the roller element to convey the product along a conveyance path to a product receiving component, and a guide element disposed on a side of the roller element. The guide element is configured to guide the product along the conveyance path, and is biased towards the roller element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Elijah B. Garner, Matthew David Arnold, Drew M. Whitcomb
  • Publication number: 20160330901
    Abstract: A product distribution device shown as an agricultural air seeder in which product distribution can be selective stopped and started in sections of the machine width. The functioning of the section control system is monitored by sensors that directly detect the control member position as opposed to sensing the commanded position of the control member. Likewise, in generating a map of the area covered, the actual detected position of the control member is used instead of the commanded position of the control member. An operator is notified of inconsistencies between the commended position of the control member and the sensed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: MATTHEW DAVID ARNOLD, WILLIAM DOUGLAS GRAHAM, MICHAEL EUGENE FRASIER
  • Patent number: 9462185
    Abstract: A system for capturing aerial images, the system comprising at least one steerable camera module, the steerable camera module comprising a camera and a beam-steering mechanism in the optical path of the camera module whereby the pointing direction of the camera is time-multiplexed to provide a wider effective field of view, the beam-steering mechanism comprising a steerable mirror tilted with respect to an optical axis of the camera module, the steerable mirror adapted to spin about the optical axis to effect beam steering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: nearmap Australia Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Todd William Lupton, Mark Harold Tarlinton, David Arnold Bleads, Zoltan Toth, Andrew Millin
  • Patent number: 9440750
    Abstract: A system for capturing aerial images, the system comprising at least one camera unit, the camera unit comprising a plurality of steerable detail camera modules, each steerable detail camera module comprising a detail camera and a beam-steering mechanism in the optical path of the camera whereby the pointing direction of the camera is time-multiplexed to provide a wider effective field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: nearmap Australia Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Todd William Lupton, Mark Harold Tarlinton, David Arnold Bleads, Zoltan Toth, Andrew Millin
  • Publication number: 20160150142
    Abstract: A system for capturing aerial images, the system comprising four steerable detail camera modules, each steerable detail camera module comprising a detail camera and a beam-steering mechanism in an optical path of the detail camera module whereby the pointing direction of the detail camera is time-multiplexed to provide a wider effective field of view, the beam-steering mechanism comprising a first steerable mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Applicant: Nearmap Australia Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul LAPSTUN, Todd William LUPTON, Mark Harold TARLINTON, David Arnold BLEADS, Zoltan TOTH, Andrew MILLIN
  • Publication number: 20160057345
    Abstract: A system for capturing aerial images, the system comprising at least one steerable camera module, the steerable camera module comprising a camera and a beam-steering mechanism in the optical path of the camera module whereby the pointing direction of the camera is time-multiplexed to provide a wider effective field of view, the beam-steering mechanism comprising a steerable mirror tilted with respect to an optical axis of the camera module, the steerable mirror adapted to spin about the optical axis to effect beam steering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Applicant: nearmap Australia Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Todd William Lupton, Mark Harold Tarlinton, David Arnold Bleads, Zoltan Toth, Andrew Millin
  • Publication number: 20150373267
    Abstract: A system for capturing aerial images, the system comprising at least one camera unit, the at least one camera unit comprising at least one detail camera, the pointing direction of the at least one detail camera time-multiplexed via a steerable mirror to implement a virtual array of cameras with overlapping fields of view, thereby to allow the at least one detail camera to capture an extended field of view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Applicant: NEARMAP AUSTRALIA PTY LTD.
    Inventors: Paul LAPSTUN, Mark Harold TARLINTON, David Arnold BLEADS