Patents by Inventor David John Knight

David John Knight 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: 10464088
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a flowable product from a container has a pump module mounted on the container at an opening thereof. The pump module includes a pump body, which defines a pump chamber and a pump chamber inlet for product to flow from the container interior into the pump chamber. A pump actuator is operable in a pumping stroke relative to the pump body to vary the volume of the pump chamber and dispense the product. The pump includes a movable body portion which is operable in a displacement stroke into the container. The movable portion has a displacement body with a product-engaging face directed onto an interior product space of the container upstream of the pump chamber inlet, to assist priming. Below this a disrupter member, a grid of narrow bars, projects to penetrate the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: RIEKE PACKAGING SYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventors: Simon Christopher Knight, David John Pritchett, Thomas P. Kasting, Mark Edward Box, Raymond Yu
  • Patent number: 10153943
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to provision cloud computing network elements are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes receiving a selection of a cloud networking template from a client, wherein the cloud networking template includes a data center connector type and a wide area network connector type, configuring a virtual machine on a host server based on the cloud networking template, configuring a data center connector based on the data center connector type, configuring a wide area network connector based on the wide area network connector type, and coupling the wide area network connector to the data center connector and coupling the data center connector to the virtual machine within the host server to enable the client to access the virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: John T. Mulligan, David John Knight, Ronnie R. Kulper, Don J. Moloney, Mai-Uyen Thi Nguyen, Han Q. Nguyen, Diana Lynn Toll-Verry, Simon S. Zelingher
  • Patent number: 10144686
    Abstract: A system and method for removing acetic acid and other short chain fatty acids described as organic acid from a rich mono-ethylene glycol (“MEG”) solution does so by stripping the organic acid from the rich MEG solution by contacting the solution with a gas, the gas being nitrogen or a fuel gas such as methane; and stripping the organic acid from the gas by contacting the gas with a caustic solution such as a dilute sodium hydroxide solution. The stripping steps take place in respective stripping columns. A portion of the gas exiting the gas/organic acid stripping column can be recycled to the MEG/organic acid stripping column to reduce total gas usage. A portion of the waste stream exiting the gas/organic acid stripping column can be recycled back to the gas/organic acid stripping column to reduce the amount of caustic solution used as well as the amount of waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Cameron Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Langley, David John Knight
  • Publication number: 20180029963
    Abstract: A system and method for removing acetic acid and other short chain fatty acids described as organic acid from a rich mono-ethylene glycol (“MEG”) solution does so by stripping the organic acid from the rich MEG solution by contacting the solution with a gas, the gas being nitrogen or a fuel gas such as methane; and stripping the organic acid from the gas by contacting the gas with a caustic solution such as a dilute sodium hydroxide solution. The stripping steps take place in respective stripping columns. A portion of the gas exiting the gas/organic acid stripping column can be recycled to the MEG/organic acid stripping column to reduce total gas usage. A portion of the waste stream exiting the gas/organic acid stripping column can be recycled back to the gas/organic acid stripping column to reduce the amount of caustic solution used as well as the amount of waste.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Steven Langley, David John Knight
  • Patent number: 9732019
    Abstract: A system and method for removing acetic acid and other short chain fatty acids described as organic acid from a rich mono-ethylene glycol (“MEG”) solution does so by stripping the organic acid from the rich MEG solution by contacting the solution with a gas, the gas being nitrogen or a fuel gas such as methane; and stripping the organic acid from the gas by contacting the gas with a caustic solution such as a dilute sodium hydroxide solution. The stripping takes place in respective stripping columns. A portion of the gas exiting the gas/organic acid stripping column can be recycled to the MEG/organic acid stripping column to reduce total gas usage. A portion of the waste stream exiting the gas/organic acid stripping column can be recycled back to the gas/organic acid stripping column to reduce the amount of caustic solution used as well as the amount of waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Cameron Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Langley, David John Knight
  • Publication number: 20160087835
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to provision cloud computing network elements are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes receiving a selection of a cloud networking template from a client, wherein the cloud networking template includes a data center connector type and a wide area network connector type, configuring a virtual machine on a host server based on the cloud networking template, configuring a data center connector based on the data center connector type, configuring a wide area network connector based on the wide area network connector type, and coupling the wide area network connector to the data center connector and coupling the data center connector to the virtual machine within the host server to enable the client to access the virtual machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: John T. Mulligan, David John Knight, Ronnie R. Kulper, Don J. Moloney, Mai-Uyen Thi Nguyen, Han Q. Nguyen, Diana Lynn Toll-Verry, Simon S. Zelingher
  • Patent number: 9203775
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to provision cloud computing network elements are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes receiving a selection of a cloud networking template from a client, wherein the cloud networking template includes a data center connector type and a wide area network connector type, configuring a virtual machine on a host server based on the cloud networking template, configuring a data center connector based on the data center connector type, configuring a wide area network connector based on the wide area network connector type, and coupling the wide area network connector to the data center connector and coupling the data center connector to the virtual machine within the host server to enable the client to access the virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: John T. Mulligan, David John Knight, Ronnie R. Kulper, Don J. Moloney, Mai-Uyen Thi Nguyen, Han Q. Nguyen, Diana Lynn Toll-Verry, Simon S. Zelingher
  • Publication number: 20140223434
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to provision cloud computing network elements are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes receiving a selection of a cloud networking template from a client, wherein the cloud networking template includes a data center connector type and a wide area network connector type, configuring a virtual machine on a host server based on the cloud networking template, configuring a data center connector based on the data center connector type, configuring a wide area network connector based on the wide area network connector type, and coupling the wide area network connector to the data center connector and coupling the data center connector to the virtual machine within the host server to enable the client to access the virtual machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: John T. Mulligan, David John Knight, Ronnie R. Kulper, Don J. Moloney, Mai-Uyen Thi Nguyen, Han Q. Nguyen, Diana Lynn Toll-Verry, Simon S. Zelingher
  • Patent number: 8699499
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to provision cloud computing network elements are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes receiving a selection of a cloud networking template from a client, wherein the cloud networking template includes a data center connector type and a wide area network connector type, configuring a virtual machine on a host server based on the cloud networking template, configuring a data center connector based on the data center connector type, configuring a wide area network connector based on the wide area network connector type, and coupling the wide area network connector to the data center connector and coupling the data center connector to the virtual machine within the host server to enable the client to access the virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: John T. Mulligan, David John Knight, Ronnie R. Kulper, Don J. Moloney, Mai-Uyen Thi Nguyen, Han. Q. Nguyen, Diana Lynn Toll-Verry, Simon S. Zelingher
  • Publication number: 20120147894
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to provision cloud computing network elements are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes receiving a selection of a cloud networking template from a client, wherein the cloud networking template includes a data center connector type and a wide area network connector type, configuring a virtual machine on a host server based on the cloud networking template, configuring a data center connector based on the data center connector type, configuring a wide area network connector based on the wide area network connector type, and coupling the wide area network connector to the data center connector and coupling the data center connector to the virtual machine within the host server to enable the client to access the virtual machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: John T. Mulligan, David John Knight, Ronnie R. Kulper, Don J. Moloney, Mai-Uyen Thi Nguyen, Han Q. Nguyen, Diana Lynn Toll-Verry, Simon S. Zelingher
  • Patent number: 6554558
    Abstract: A material-handling vehicle comprising a structure having, ground engageable propulsion means, a loader arm mounted for up and down swinging movement, an operator's cab, an engine having an output to provide power for said movement of the loader arm and propulsion of the vehicle and drive to connect the output to the ground engageable propulsion means to propel the vehicle, wherein the output of the engine is kinematically connected to a change speed gearbox which drives at least a rear axle of the vehicle, at least one of the engine and change speed gearbox being connected to the rear axle to provide a sub-assembly and said sub-assembly being mounted on said structure for pivotal movement about an axis which lies in, or is parallel to, a plane which contains the longitudinal axis of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: J.C. Bamford Excavators Limited
    Inventor: David John Knight
  • Publication number: 20020012580
    Abstract: A material-handling vehicle comprising a structure having, ground engageable propulsion means, a loader arm mounted for up and down swinging movement, an operator's cab, an engine having an output to provide power for said movement of the loader arm and propulsion of the vehicle and drive to connect the output to the ground engageable propulsion means to propel the vehicle, wherein the output of the engine is kinematically connected to a change speed gearbox which drives at least a rear axle of the vehicle, at least one of the engine and change speed gearbox being connected to the rear axle to provide a sub-assembly and said sub-assembly being mounted on said structure for pivotal movement about an axis which lies in, or is parallel to, a plane which contains the longitudinal axis of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 1999
    Publication date: January 31, 2002
    Applicant: J. C. Bamford Excavators Limited
    Inventor: DAVID JOHN KNIGHT
  • Patent number: 6132164
    Abstract: A material handling vehicle comprising a structure having ground engageable propulsion means and a material handling means comprising a boom mounted on the structure for raising and lowering swinging movement relative to the structure and driven for said raising and lowering movement by a first drive means and said boom being extendable and being driven for extension or retraction by a second drive means and a material handling implement carried by an outer end part of said boom, wherein the material handling implement comprises a carrier and a load engageable device moveable relative to the carrier, a first sensing means to sense a first position of the device relative to the carrier, said drive means being responsive to the said first sensing means sensing said first position to modify operation of said drive means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: J. C. Bamford Excavators Limited
    Inventors: Richard Francis Way, David John Knight
  • Patent number: 6056503
    Abstract: A material handling vehicle comprising a structure having ground engageable propulsion means and a material handling means comprising a boom mounted on the structure for raising and lowering swinging movement relative to the structure and driven for said raising and lowering movement by a first drive means and said boom being extendable and being driven for extension or retraction by a second drive means and a material handling implement carried by an outer end part of said boom, wherein the material handling implement comprises a carrier and a load engageable device moveable relative to the carrier, a first sensing means to sense a first position of the device relative to the carrier, said drive means being responsive to the said first sensing means sensing said first position to modify operation of said drive means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Assignee: J C Bamford Excavators Limited
    Inventors: Richard Francis Way, David John Knight
  • Patent number: 4050743
    Abstract: A load dependent control arrangement wherein an electrical load sensor such as a strain gauge controls the mark-to-space ratio of a pulse train output from a pulse generator. The pulse train operates a solenoid valve to control a pneumatic output pressure in proportion to the ratio of marks to spaces. The output pressure may be amplified in a self-lapping pneumatic relay valve. The final output pressure may be utilized in any suitable manner, for example, in operating the pneumatic brakes of a vehicle whose load is being measured by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1977
    Assignee: Bendix Westinghouse Limited
    Inventor: David John Knight