Patents by Inventor David Crosby

David Crosby 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: 20200383377
    Abstract: A device and method for converting a consumable into an aerosol with high heat without burning the consumable by packaging the consumable containing an internal susceptor inside an encasement with an induction heating element wrapped around the consumable-containing package to heat the susceptor using a magnetic field generated by the induction heating element. Combustion of the consumable-containing package is minimized by limiting air inside the consumable-containing package by coating a plurality of holes in the encasement material that melts at high temperatures. The coating may also include a flavoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander Chinhak Chong, William Bartkowski, David Crosby, David Wayne
  • Publication number: 20200375256
    Abstract: A device for converting a consumable into an aerosol with high heat without burning the consumable by packaging the consumable containing an internal susceptor inside an encasement having a plurality of holes with an induction heating element wrapped around the consumable-containing package to heat the susceptor using a magnetic field generated by the induction heating element. Combustion of the consumable-containing package is minimized by limiting air inside the consumable-containing package by coating the encasement material that melts at high temperatures. The coating may also include a flavoring. Efficiency of the device can be enhanced with a self-resonant oscillator, moving coils, multi-prong susceptors, sensors, heat dissipation, air flow control, alignment mechanisms, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander Chinhak Chong, William Bartkowski, David Crosby, David Wayne
  • Patent number: 10750787
    Abstract: A device for converting a consumable into an aerosol with high heat without burning the consumable by packaging the consumable containing an internal susceptor inside an encasement having a plurality of holes with an induction heating element wrapped around the consumable-containing package to heat the susceptor using a magnetic field generated by the induction heating element. Combustion of the consumable-containing package is minimized by limiting air inside the consumable-containing package by coating the encasement material that melts at high temperatures. The coating may also include a flavoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: CQENS TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Chinhak Chong, William Bartkowski, David Crosby, David Wayne
  • Publication number: 20190200677
    Abstract: A device for converting a consumable into an aerosol with high heat without burning the consumable by packaging the consumable containing an internal susceptor inside an encasement having a plurality of holes with an induction heating element wrapped around the consumable-containing package to heat the susceptor using a magnetic field generated by the induction heating element. Combustion of the consumable-containing package is minimized by limiting air inside the consumable-containing package by coating the encasement material that melts at high temperatures. The coating may also include a flavoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander Chinhak Chong, William Bartkowski, David Crosby, David Wayne
  • Patent number: 10302967
    Abstract: Devices providing adjustable optical power have previously been proposed for use as corrective lenses in prescription eyeglasses. There is disclosed a lens having optical power adjustable by relative lateral translation of two lens elements, the lens comprising: a first lens element sealed to a cover to define a cavity therebetween; a second lens element disposed within the cavity and coupled to an elongate drive element extending laterally from the second lens element, the second lens element being arranged to be driven laterally relative to the first lens element by lateral translation of the elongate drive element to thereby adjust the optical power of the lens, the lens comprising a lateral projection into which the cavity and drive element extend, the lateral projection having there mounted an adjuster for driving lateral translation of the elongate drive element. The lens reduces or prevents the ingress of dirt, moisture, sweat and grease between surfaces of the lens elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: EYEJUSTERS LTD.
    Inventors: David Crosby, Owen Reading, Gregor Storey, Richard Taylor
  • Patent number: 10007115
    Abstract: Fixed position optical devices for displaying augmented reality images are provided herein. In one embodiment an optical device includes a AIIE having a waveguide that reflects a computer generated image along a central viewing axis, the computer generated image being received from an image generator optically coupled to the waveguide, and a fixed lens assembly for coupling a background image with the computer generated image to create the augmented reality display, the fixed lens assembly including a proximal lens disposed on one side of the waveguide, the proximal lens being fixedly spaced apart from the waveguide at a first distance, and a distal lens disposed on an opposing side of the AIIE from the one side, the distal lens being fixedly spaced apart from the waveguide at a second distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: DAQRI, LLC
    Inventors: Philip Greenhalgh, David Crosby, David Hayes
  • Publication number: 20170242270
    Abstract: Devices providing adjustable optical power have previously been proposed for use as corrective lenses in prescription eyeglasses. There is disclosed a lens having optical power adjustable by relative lateral translation of two lens elements, the lens comprising: a first lens element sealed to a cover to define a cavity therebetween; a second lens element disposed within the cavity and coupled to an elongate drive element extending laterally from the second lens element, the second lens element being arranged to be driven laterally relative to the first lens element by lateral translation of the elongate drive element to thereby adjust the optical power of the lens, the lens comprising a lateral projection into which the cavity and drive element extend, the lateral projection having there mounted an adjuster for driving lateral translation of the elongate drive element. The lens reduces or prevents the ingress of dirt, moisture, sweat and grease between surfaces of the lens elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: David Crosby, Owen Reading, Gregor Storey, Richard Taylor
  • Publication number: 20170189155
    Abstract: An apparatus (100) for automatically detecting a status of an oestrus indicator associated with an animal is disclosed. The apparatus (100) comprises a structure having two substantially parallel barrier means (1) and moveable barrier means (2) for selectively preventing an animal from proceeding between the parallel barrier means (1). A camera (11) is provided for capturing an electronic image of an area of interest of the animal (A), the area of interest comprising an area of the animal (A) which the oestrus indicator is usually associated with or attached to. Processing means (300) determine a status of the oestrus indicator based on the image. Animal position sensing means (6) are also provided, wherein, in use, closing of the moveable barrier means (1) is dependent on the animal position sensing means (6) detecting that a required portion of the animal (A) has moved past the moveable barrier means (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Andrew David CROSBY, Christopher Lewis ANDERSON, Peter Stephen CROSS
  • Publication number: 20170045742
    Abstract: Fixed position optical devices for displaying augmented reality images are provided herein. In one embodiment an optical device includes a AIIE having a waveguide that reflects a computer generated image along a central viewing axis, the computer generated image being received from an image generator optically coupled to the waveguide, and a fixed lens assembly for coupling a background image with the computer generated image to create the augmented reality display, the fixed lens assembly including a proximal lens disposed on one side of the waveguide, the proximal lens being fixedly spaced apart from the waveguide at a first distance, and a distal lens disposed on an opposing side of the AIIE from the one side, the distal lens being fixedly spaced apart from the waveguide at a second distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: PHILIP GREENHALGH, DAVID CROSBY, DAVID HAYES
  • Patent number: 9335446
    Abstract: A method of making a lens having adjustable optical power is disclosed. The lens is adjustable by relative lateral translation of at least two lens elements. The method may comprise providing a function yielding optical properties of the lens from starting geometries for the lens elements; refining the function to approximate required gaze angle optical performance over a range of said lateral translation; and using the refined function to derive geometries for making the lens elements. The function may comprise first and second functional parts respectively for the lens elements, and the method comprises using the function to derive geometries for making the lens elements, wherein the function relates optical path difference to a position across the lens elements, and the rate of change of curvature of the first functional part with position is different to the rate of change of curvature of the second functional part with position. There is also disclosed a lens having adjustable optical power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Eyejusters LTD
    Inventors: David Crosby, Gregor Storey, Richard Taylor, Owen Reading
  • Patent number: 9075247
    Abstract: Eyeglasses which comprise a pair of optical plates for each eye. Each of the optical plates is made up of a front plate and a rear plate and a return and hinge mechanism links the optical plates of each pair with one another. An adjustment mechanism facilitates relative movement of the optical plates, of each pair, in a plane substantially perpendicular to a viewing direction of the eyeglasses. The return and hinge mechanism and the adjustment mechanism are decoupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: GICI Labs LLP
    Inventors: David Crosby, Owen Reading, Gregor Storey, Richard Taylor
  • Publication number: 20140211148
    Abstract: A method of making a lens having adjustable optical power is disclosed. The lens is adjustable by relative lateral translation of at least two lens elements. The method may comprise providing a function yielding optical properties of the lens from starting geometries for the lens elements; refining the function to approximate required gaze angle optical performance over a range of said lateral translation; and using the refined function to derive geometries for making the lens elements. The function may comprise first and second functional parts respectively for the lens elements, and the method comprises using the function to derive geometries for making the lens elements, wherein the function relates optical path difference to a position across the lens elements, and the rate of change of curvature of the first functional part with position is different to the rate of change of curvature of the second functional part with position. There is also disclosed a lens having adjustable optical power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: David Crosby, Gregor Storey, Richard Taylor, Owen Reading
  • Patent number: 8679350
    Abstract: A process for treating acidic mine drainage water to remove heavy metal ions is described in which acidic mine drainage water is contacted with direct process residue gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventor: David Crosby
  • Publication number: 20140069873
    Abstract: A process for treating acidic mine drainage water to remove heavy metal ions is described in which acidic mine drainage water is contacted with direct process residue gel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: David Crosby
  • Publication number: 20130141692
    Abstract: Eyeglasses which comprise a pair of optical plates for each eye. Each of the optical plates is made up of a front plate and a rear plate and a return and hinge mechanism links the optical plates of each pair with one another. An adjustment mechanism facilitates relative movement of the optical plates, of each pair, in a plane substantially perpendicular to a viewing direction of the eyeglasses. The return and hinge mechanism and the adjustment mechanism are decoupled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: GICI LABS LLP
    Inventors: David Crosby, Owen Reading, Gregor Storey, Richard Taylor
  • Publication number: 20060263795
    Abstract: A substrate holder is provided to move a slide containing a microarray of biomaterial through a biomaterial analysis process. The substrate holder includes a substrate loader that allows loading of slides into the substrate holder with minimal contact to the slide, thereby minimizing the amount of contamination on the slide. The substrate holder can be used to transport a microarray of DNA through array fabrication, hybridization and analysis stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Inventors: Jeffrey Williams, David Byatt, David Crosby, Jonathan Parker
  • Publication number: 20050229451
    Abstract: This invention relates to outdoor advertising and, more particularly, to methods, systems and apparatus for providing branded parking spaces. The invention includes using a standard parking space as an advertising space that creates an opportunity for advertisers to reach customers with branded messages at a place where they park a vehicle, creating an out-of-home advertising venue. The parking space can have an advertising message applied to it, such as on a sign placed within the parking space, adjacent to the parking space or in an area between two adjacent parking spaces. The advertising message can also be applied to the asphalt or concrete within the parking space, adjacent to the parking space or in an area between two adjacent parking spaces. The advertising message can also be applied to a canopy, overhang or ceiling that is within the parking space, adjacent to the parking space or in an area between two adjacent parking spaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Publication date: October 20, 2005
    Inventors: Stephen Mullens, Teresa McDowell, Kristina Eisenacher, David Crosby
  • Publication number: 20030008310
    Abstract: A substrate holder is provided to move a slide containing a microarray of biomaterial through a biomaterial analysis process. The substrate holder includes a substrate loader that allows loading of slides into the substrate holder with minimal contact to the slide, thereby minimizing the amount of contamination on the slide. The substrate holder can be used to transport a microarray of DNA through array fabrication, hybridization and analysis stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2002
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Williams, David Byatt, David Crosby, Jonathan Ian Parker
  • Patent number: 6448742
    Abstract: A transportable power source (P) for an image viewing device (D) includes a battery pack housing assembly (10) to internally hold a first battery pack (12). An electrical interface circuit (14) receives an input voltage level (16) and provides a resulting output voltage level (18) as an output therefrom to operate the viewer device (D). The interface circuit (14) receives a selected first input voltage level (20) from the first battery pack (12). Alternatively, the interface circuit (14) receives a selected second input voltage level (22) from a power supply source (S) external to the battery pack housing (10). The interface circuit (14) further includes a switch (24) for selecting between sources of input voltage levels from among at least the first input voltage level (20) and the second input voltage level (22). The switch (24) also selectively controls the source for the resulting output voltage level (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Litton Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Waterman, David W. Buck, Terry D. Morris, James G. Winkel, David A. Crosby
  • Patent number: D828439
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Eyejusters Ltd
    Inventors: Gregor Storey, Owen Reading, Richard Taylor, David Crosby