Patents by Inventor David C. Richards

David C. Richards 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: 10561817
    Abstract: A catheter package includes an elongated case (210). A cap (218) is attached to the case by a flexible strap (214). The case receives the tubing portion of a catheter. The catheter has a funnel (224) attached to the tubing. The funnel has a seal portion releasably engageable with the case. The cap is releasably engageable with the funnel to retain the funnel in contact with the case. A user can flip the cap off the funnel to permit removal of the catheter from the case. A hydration device may be inserted in the case. Alternately, a tubular liner may be inserted in the case to separate liquid water on the outside of the liner from the catheter tubing on the inside of the liner. A window in the liner mounts a patch of filter material that permits the passage of water vapor into the interior of the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: David Hannon, Martin McMenamin, Adam J. Foley, Padraig M. O'Flynn, Stephen Collum, Enda F. Carter, Paul C. Fletter, Marine V. Richard, Daniel E. O'Brien, Vincent Naughton
  • Publication number: 20190369779
    Abstract: A device configured to determine the location and magnitude of a touch on a surface of the device. The device includes a transparent touch sensor that is configured to detect a location of a touch on the transparent touch sensor. The device also includes a force-sensing structure disposed at the periphery of the transparent touch sensor. The force sensor includes an upper capacitive plate and a compressible element disposed on one side of the upper capacitive plate. The force sensor also includes a lower capacitive plate disposed on a side of the compressible element that is opposite the upper capacitive plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Jonah A. Harley, Peter W. Richards, Brian Q. Huppi, Omar Sze Leung, Dhaval N. Shah, Martin P. Grunthaner, Steven P. Hotelling, Miguel C. Christophy, Vivek Katiyar, Tang Yew Tan, Christopher J. Butler, Erik G. De Jong, Ming Sartee, Rui Qiao, Steven J. Martisauskas, Storrs T. Hoen, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Lee E. Hooton, Ian A. Spraggs, Sawyer I. Cohen, David A. Pakula
  • Patent number: 10498783
    Abstract: Video messaging may be provided. First, a bootstrap message including a system address may be transmitted by a high level device. A user device may receive the bootstrap message from the high level device and obtain system data from the system address contained in the received bootstrap message. The user device may then determine a service group in which the user device is deployed. Next, the user device may determine, from the obtained system data, a sub-system address corresponding to the determined service group. The user device may then obtain sub-system data from the sub-system address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: David Philip Turrie, Timothy C. Richards
  • Publication number: 20190278746
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media for storing and processing metadata corresponding to files are presented. The system comprises first, second, and third computing nodes. The computing nodes comprise a plurality of slices of a metadata database that is separate and independent from file storage, and each slice is configured to store metadata. The computing nodes further comprise a slice route table that indicates primary and secondary locations of each unique slice in the plurality of slices. The slice route table comprises a plurality of entries, each of which comprise a slice number corresponding to a slice in the plurality of slices of the metadata database, a primary computing node number corresponding to a primary computing node that comprises the slice and corresponds to the primary location, and a secondary computing node number corresponding to a secondary computing node that comprises the slice and corresponds to the secondary location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Mark U. Cree, James M. Rolette, Jason D. Preston, Matthew C. Laswell, Chris J. Richards, David A. Yoakley, Russell S. Hill
  • Patent number: 10386970
    Abstract: A device configured to determine the location and magnitude of a touch on a surface of the device. The device includes a transparent touch sensor that is configured to detect a location of a touch on the transparent touch sensor. The device also includes a force-sensing structure disposed at the periphery of the transparent touch sensor. The force sensor includes an upper capacitive plate and a compressible element disposed on one side of the upper capacitive plate. The force sensor also includes a lower capacitive plate disposed on a side of the compressible element that is opposite the upper capacitive plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jonah A. Harley, Peter W. Richards, Brian Q. Huppi, Omar Sze Leung, Dhaval N. Shah, Martin P. Grunthaner, Steven P. Hotelling, Miguel C Christophy, Vivek Katiyar, Tang Yew Tan, Christopher J. Butler, Erik G. de Jong, Ming Sartee, Rui Qiao, Steven J. Martisauskas, Storrs T. Hoen, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Lee E. Hooton, Ian A. Spraggs, Sawyer I. Cohen, David A. Pakula
  • Patent number: 5590512
    Abstract: A series of packages containing different sized objects are formed by pushing the objects in series into a funnel shaped portion of flexible tubing drawn from pack over the rim of a funnel. Each object pushes a preceding package from between spring-loaded jaws to take its place. Each package is closed at the top by twisting the tubing by turning the funnel fixed to the pack about its axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1997
    Assignee: Melrose Products Limited
    Inventors: David C. Richards, Maurice S. Williams, Brian Ward
  • Patent number: 5056293
    Abstract: An annular container mounted at the base of a passage between a layering tube and a central mandrel is charged with a layered tube of flexible tubing delivered over a floating mandrel when coaxially in contact with mandrel by driving rollers coacting with pinch rollers on the floating mandrel. The tubing passes over the mandrel and gathers in the layering tube while being compacted by two sets of shoes reciprocated 180.degree. out of phase by rotating discs and connecting rods. When sufficient tubing has been delivered the floating mandrel is raised to enable a hot wire to pass between the mandrels to sever the tubing. The layering tube and central mandrel with the container can then be carried by a turntable through further stationary positions where the layered tubing is further compressed by reciprocable rings, a lid is put on the container to form a cassette and the cassette is discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Assignee: Process Improvements Limited
    Inventors: David C. Richards, Maurice S. Williams, Brian Ward
  • Patent number: 4934529
    Abstract: In a cassette for dispensing flexible tubing, the tubing is packed in a tightly layered mass between a tubular core and the vertical wall of a casing. Subsequently a cap is mounted in an expanded portion of the casing. The cap has a vertical part fitting the portion and a flange partially overlapping the pack. The cap is secured against rising by punching tongues out of the portion that engage in a groove in the part. The inner surface of part aligns with surface of casing. The junction beneath expanded portion prevents cap from descending as the tubing is dispensed from the top of the pack, over the core edge and through core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1990
    Assignee: Process Improvements Limited
    Inventors: David C. Richards, Maurice S. Williams, Brian Ward
  • Patent number: 4869049
    Abstract: A pack comprising a core and pleated tubing is used to provide a series of packages each containing a disposable object such as a baby's nappy along the tubing as it passes over the top edges of the core and then down through the core. The core is turned by means of a lid about a cylinder to twist the flexible material at locations between the adjacent packs to seal the packs at their ends thereby providing hygienic disposal of the waste. A safely located rotatable cutter in the lid is provided for severing the flexible tubing above the top twist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1989
    Assignee: Process Improvements Limited
    Inventors: David C. Richards, Maurice S. Williams, Brian Ward
  • Patent number: 4149339
    Abstract: Plant holder formed of flexible material and having a pocket for a plant, a water reservoir, and straps for hanging the device from a curtain rod or other suitable support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1979
    Assignee: Basic Designs, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles P. Hall, David C. Richards