Patents by Inventor David Parrott

David Parrott 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: 8742305
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for thermally treating flowable materials using electromagnetic radiation, and foods and materials obtained thereby. Also provided are methods of continuous flow thermal treatment of biomaterials, apparatuses for performing the same, and products prepared using the methods and/or apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignees: North Carolina State University, Industrial Microwave Systems, L.L.C., The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Josip Simunovic, Kenneth R. Swartzel, Van-Den Truong, Gary Cartwright, Pablo Coronel, Kandiyan Puthalath Sandeep, David Parrott
  • Publication number: 20140013610
    Abstract: A drying wand for drying baby bottles and their component parts including a handle and top portion, the top portion having a plurality of petal shaped elements attached thereto in a radial configuration, the petal shaped elements being preferably formed from a microfiber material for more efficiently drying baby bottles and parts thereof. The handle further includes an ergonomic outer grip surface allowing for secure, comfortable gripping when the drying wand is in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: NUK USA LLC
    Inventors: Mike Kilgore, Alan P. Paal, Andy Lee Kirkpatrick, David A. Parrott, Brandon Leedy, Robert J. Godfrey
  • Publication number: 20140013529
    Abstract: A brush assembly for use in cleaning baby bottles and component parts associated therewith including a handle and top brush portion, the top brush portion having a plurality of cleaning elements and a recessed cavity, the handle being releasably attachable to the top brush portion and including a nipple brush, the nipple brush being receivable within the recessed cavity when the top brush portion is releasably attached to the handle. The handle further includes an ergonomic outer grip surface allowing for secure, comfortable gripping when the brush assembly is in use. When the top brush portion is removed from the handle, the nipple brush is exposed and available for use. The cleaning elements may include at least one scrubbing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: NUK USA LLC
    Inventors: Mike Kilgore, Alan P. Paal, Andy Lee Kirkpatrick, David A. Parrott, Brandon Leedy, Robert J. Godfrey
  • Publication number: 20140014605
    Abstract: A dishwasher basket for use within an existing dishwasher for holding baby items including a main basket, at least one side basket housed within the main basket and being selectively extendable from a position within the main basket to a second position extending at least partially outside of the main basket, a lid member hingedly secured to the main basket, and a midplate member removably positionable within the main basket and located between the at least one side basket and the lid member. Each side basket includes a plurality of straw openings associated with a cover member and a plurality of cone shaped members associated with the side basket for holding a straw in an upright position within the side basket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: NUK USA LLC
    Inventors: Mike Kilgore, Alan P. Paal, Andy Lee Kirkpatrick, David A. Parrott, Brandon Leedy, Robert J. Godfrey
  • Publication number: 20140013609
    Abstract: A drying rack assembly for drying and storing baby bottles and other component parts of baby bottles thereon including a base housing having an air duct inlet and a fan associated therewith, and at least one trunk module having at least one branch associated therewith, each trunk module having a passageway extending therethrough in communication with the air duct inlet and each branch having a passageway extending therethrough in communication with a trunk passageway. The fan is positioned in the vicinity of the air duct inlet for directing the flow of air through said at least one trunk module and through said at least one branch to assist in drying an item positioned on said branch. A plurality of trunk modules can be assembled in a modular configuration to increase the storage capacity of the overall assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: NUK USA LLC
    Inventors: Mike Kilgore, Alan P. Paal, Andy Lee Kirkpatrick, David A. Parrott, Brandon Leedy, Robert J. Godfrey
  • Publication number: 20130170887
    Abstract: A micro motion poppet valve for a writing instrument provides delivery of ink with large pigment particles to a porous writing nib with minimal nib movement and relatively light actuation forces. The micro motion poppet valve includes a nib connected to a valve stem, the valve stem being connected to a valve plug. A valve body is integrally formed with a biasing element, which biases the valve stem towards a closed position. When a user presses the nib against a writing surface the valve plug moves away from a raised valve seat located on the biasing element to allow ink to flow from an ink reservoir to the nib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: SANFORD, L.P.
    Inventors: Christoph Gillum, Christopher Matice, David Parrott, Anup Paul, Haskell Simpkins, Robert G. Challman, James F. Yoder
  • Publication number: 20130102994
    Abstract: A syringe containing a high water content product and for use in a drug infusion system is provided. The syringe includes a plunger carrying front and rear o-rings made of a diene rubber compound such as chlorobutyl rubber or bromobutyl rubber to impart very low gas permeability characteristics to the o-rings. The plunger may be molded as a single part or in two parts. If molded as one part with radially-engaging mold portions, the seal glands in the plunger may include parting lines from the mold. If molded as two parts with axially-engaging mold portions, the front seal gland may include a sealing surface and under cut that has no parting line. The o-rings may be surface treated with a lubricant to improve sealing where the molding process gives rise to parting lines in the seal glands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Martin J. Gibler, Mark A. Bennett, Kenneth R. Waeber, Kenneth E. Hogue, Christoph L. Gillum, Patrick A. Harrell, David A. Parrott, Sean E. Mackey, Rajkumar V. Conjeevaram, Thomas Rebne, Bradley A. Clark, Jeremy L. Hemingway, Ji Zhou, Bryan L. Wiesner
  • Publication number: 20130072948
    Abstract: A suture passer device includes a shaft, a handle, an end effector, and a suture capturing member. The shaft has a shaft proximal end and a shaft distal end. The handle assembly is coupled to the shaft proximal end. The end effector is coupled to the shaft distal end. The suture capturing member is coaxial with and slideably coupled to the end effector, is coupled to the handle assembly, and is configured to capture a suture within the end effector. A suture needle includes a suture needle body and a suture needle tip, the suture needle body having a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is thicker than the second portion, and the first portion is configured to mate with a needle spacer that enables actuation of a suture needle passer device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: COST CONTAINMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Robert G. STATES, III, Christoph L. GILLUM, David A. PARROTT, Benjamin T. KRUPP, Kenneth E. HOGUE
  • Patent number: 8352379
    Abstract: There is provided a method of, computer programs for and apparatus for providing and accessing digital content such as a news item. A news provider generates a news item, creates a digitally signed version of the news item and packages them together with a digital certificate issued by a certificate authority containing the public key required to decrypt the digitally signed version. The package is posted to a server and is transmitted, or made available or transmission, over a public data network together with a computer program for verifying the news item. A receiving party receives, over the public data network, the package at a client device and is provided with means for launching, and if necessary first downloading, the verifying program. The verifying program uses the public key contained in the certificate to verify the digitally signed news item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Reuters Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas Fulton, James Matthew Butler, Mark Anthony Curtis, David Parrott, Miles Jonathan Whitehead, Hui Wu
  • Publication number: 20120277767
    Abstract: A suture passer device includes a shaft, a handle, an end effector, and a suture capturing member. The shaft has a shaft proximal end and a shaft distal end. The handle assembly is coupled to the shaft proximal end. The end effector is coupled to the shaft distal end. The suture capturing member is within the end effector, is coupled to the handle assembly independently of the shaft, and is configured to capture a suture within the end effector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: COST CONTAINMENT, INC.
    Inventors: David Powers, Robert G. States, III, Christoph L. Gillum, David Parrott
  • Publication number: 20120109186
    Abstract: An articulating laparoscopic instrument including a handle body, a shaft, an end effector, an operation mechanism, and an articulation mechanism. The end effector is connected to a shaft end. The operation mechanism includes a rod and an actuator. The rod is coupled to the end effector. Movement of the actuator relative to the handle body transfers a force onto the rod in a longitudinal direction to operate the end effector. The articulation mechanism includes a deflection assembly, first and second collar assemblies, first and second cables, a linkage, and an articulation actuator. The first and second collar assemblies are slidably disposed over the rod. The cables extend between the collar assemblies and the deflection assembly. Movement of the articulation actuator drives the first and second collar assemblies in opposite directions to cause a longitudinal deflection in the deflection assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: David A. Parrott, Benjamin T. Krupp, Christoph L. Gillum, Christopher J. Matice, Louis P. Mingione
  • Publication number: 20110060350
    Abstract: A suture passer device includes a shaft, a handle, an end effector, and a suture capturing member. The shaft has a shaft proximal end and a shaft distal end. The handle assembly is coupled to the shaft proximal end. The end effector is coupled to the shaft distal end. The suture capturing member is within the end effector, is coupled to the handle assembly independently of the shaft, and is configured to capture a suture within the end effector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: Cost Containment, Inc.
    Inventors: David Powers, Robert G. States, III, Christoph L. Gillum, David Parrott
  • Publication number: 20110036246
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for thermally treating flowable materials using electromagnetic radiation, and foods and materials obtained thereby. Also provided are methods of continuous flow thermal treatment of biomaterials, apparatuses for performing the same, and products prepared using the methods and/or apparatuses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: Josip Simunovic, Kenneth R. Swartzel, Van-Den Truong, Gary Cartwright, Pablo Coronel, David Parrott, Kandiyan Puthalath Sandeep
  • Publication number: 20080030024
    Abstract: A connector for releasably joining a pair of conduits includes male and female components having proximal and distal ends and a lumen, and a swivel connection releasably connecting the male and female components. The swivel connection permits fluid communication between the male and female components and also permits free rotation between the male and female components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventor: David Parrott
  • Publication number: 20070175378
    Abstract: A floatation system for attachment to a helicopter landing skid includes a girt dimensioned to be attached to a landing skid and a plurality of floats attached to the elongate girt, wherein the plurality of floats are adapted to be converted from a packed configuration to an deployed configuration, and wherein at least one of the plurality of floats extends beneath the elongate girt when the plurality of floats is in the deployed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventors: David Parrott, Don Hitzfield
  • Publication number: 20060151533
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for thermally treating flowable materials using electromagnetic radiation, and foods and materials obtained thereby. Also provided are methods of continuous flow thermal treatment of biomaterials, apparatuses for performing the same, and products prepared using the methods and/or apparatuses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Publication date: July 13, 2006
    Inventors: Josip Simunovic, Kenneth Swartzel, Van-Den Truong, Gary Cartwright, Pablo Coronel, Kandiyan Sandeep, David Parrott
  • Publication number: 20060055171
    Abstract: A connector for releasably attaching a pair of conduits includes male and female components having proximal and distal ends and a lumen, and a swivel connection releasably connecting the male and female components. The swivel connection permits fluid communication between the male and female components and also permits free rotation between the male and female components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2004
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Inventor: David Parrott
  • Publication number: 20050257340
    Abstract: A wet/dry vacuum is disclosed. The wet/dry vacuum preferably includes a base, a handle coupled with the base, a lid coupled with the handle, and a container that is removable from the base. In operation, the container is placed on the base. As the handle is rotated towards the rear of the base, the handle secures the container to the base by lowering the lid onto the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2004
    Publication date: November 24, 2005
    Inventor: David Parrott
  • Publication number: 20050040285
    Abstract: An emergency floatation system for a helicopter includes a safety trigger device for inflating at least one raft during the course of an emergency. The safety trigger device includes a plurality of handles such that pulling any one of the plurality of handles triggers the inflation of the at least one raft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2003
    Publication date: February 24, 2005
    Inventors: David Parrott, Don Hitzfield
  • Publication number: 20030158823
    Abstract: There is provided a method of, computer programs for and apparatus for providing and accessing digital content such as a news item. A news provider generates a news item, creates a digitally signed version of the news item and packages them together with a digital certificate issued by a certificate authority containing the public key required to decrypt the digitally signed version. The package is posted to a server and is transmitted, or made available or transmission, over a public data network together with a computer program for verifying the news item. A receiving party receives, over the public data network, the package at a client device and is provided with means for launching, and if necessary first downloading, the verifying program. The verifying program uses the public key contained in the certificate to verify the digitally signed news item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Publication date: August 21, 2003
    Inventors: Nicholas Fulton, James Matthew Butler, Mark Anthony Curtis, David parrott, Miles Jonathan Whitehead, Hui Wu