Patents by Inventor David Wilkes

David Wilkes 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: 20170354273
    Abstract: A balloon display structure and method of use. The display structure includes a base member and an upstanding member with the upstanding member having a plurality of sides with elongate apertures therein. The elongate apertures are arranged to receive sticks bearing air-filled balloons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventor: DAVID WILKE
  • Patent number: 9822307
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to liquid crystalline media comprising a chiral component, component A, consisting of one or more chiral compounds, optionally, a bimesogenic component, component B, consisting of one or more bimesogenic compounds, a liquid crystalline component, component C, consisting of one or more liquid crystalline, respectively mesogenic compounds, and a reactive mesogenic component, component D, comprising, one or more reactive mesogenic compounds, as defined in claim 1, to their stabilization by polymerization and to the polymer-stabilised liquid crystal materials, as well as to liquid crystal displays comprising these liquid crystal media, respectively these stabilized materials, especially to USH-displays and in particular to active matrix displays and, last not least, to the processes of preparation of the respective composite systems and of the displays comprising these systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Seung-Eun Lee, Sang-Kyu Lee, Heui-Seok Jin, Won-Hoon Park, Karl Skjonnemand, David Wilkes, Kevin Adlem, Patricia Saxton, Owain Llyr Parri
  • Publication number: 20170283699
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reactive mesogen (RM) formulation comprising a conductive additive, to a polymer film obtained thereof, and the use of the RM formulation and polymer film in optical or electrooptical components or devices, like optical retardation films for liquid crystal displays (LCDs).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Graham SMITH, Owain Llyr PARRI, Vicki COOK, Georg BERNATZ, David WILKES, Jonathan Henry WILSON, Mark JAMES, Philip Edward MAY
  • Publication number: 20170226422
    Abstract: The present invention relates to liquid crystal media comprising polymerisable mesogenic compounds with a bent shape, and to electro-optical displays comprising these media as light modulation media. In particular the electro-optical displays according to the present invention are displays, which are operated at a temperature, at which the liquid crystal modulation media are in an optically isotropic phase, preferably in a blue phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Michael WITTEK, Norihiko TANAKA, Kevin ADLEM, Matthias BREMER, David WILKES, Ming-Chou WU
  • Publication number: 20170152364
    Abstract: This invention relates to thermoset, thermal insulating panel, pour-in-place and spray foams having desirable and unexpectedly low thermal conductivity, and to compositions, method and systems which use and/or are used to make such foams comprising: (a) providing thermosetting foam forming component and a blowing agent for forming predominantly closed cells in the foam, wherein the blowing agent comprises: (i) cis-1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluoro-2-butene (HFO-1336mzzm(Z)) and water, with the HFO-1336mzzm(Z) and water in the blowing agent together comprising at least about 50% by weight of the total of all components in the blowing agent and (ii) the weight ratio of HFO-1336mzzm(Z) to water in the blowing agent is from about 90:10 to less than 98:2 and (b) forming foam from said provided foamable composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Yiu K. Ling, Mary C. Bogdan, Bin Yu, David Wilkes, David J. Williams
  • Publication number: 20170126924
    Abstract: An image capture unit and computer readable medium used in combination therewith. The image capture unit includes an image capturing sensor, a visual display, an instance of the computer readable medium, and circuitry for integrating functionalities thereof. The computer readable medium causes sensor data received from the image capturing sensor to be processed. The sensor data includes a plurality of image tiles and position indicating data defining a respective relative position of each one of each image tiles. Each one of each image tiles includes data representing a discrete portion of visual content. The computer readable medium causes a feedback image be displayed on the visual display. Displaying the feedback image includes correlate the relative position of each one of each image tiles with at least one other image tile that has been previously generated and displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Albert Durr Edgar, Michael Charles Wilder, Darryl Ray Polk, Michael David Wilkes, Sheppard Parker, Martin Potucek
  • Patent number: 9591167
    Abstract: An image capture unit and computer readable medium used in combination therewith includes an image capturing sensor, a visual display, an instance of the computer readable medium, and circuitry for integrating functionalities thereof. The computer readable medium causes sensor data received from the image capturing sensor to be processed. The sensor data includes a plurality of image tiles and position indicating data defining a respective relative position of each one of each image tiles. Each one of each image tiles includes data representing a discrete portion of visual content. The computer readable medium causes a feedback image be displayed on the visual display. Displaying the feedback image includes correlate the relative position of each one of each image tiles with at least one other image tile that has been previously generated and displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Visual Content IP, LLC
    Inventors: Albert Durr Edgar, Michael Charles Wilder, Darryl Ray Polk, Michael David Wilkes, Sheppard Parker, Martin Potucek
  • Publication number: 20160327062
    Abstract: A compact back-flow stopper using an elastic flexure mechanism for a cooling fan is shown and described. The backflow stopper assembly comprises a frame configured to structurally support a fin array when coupled to a fan. The fin array comprises a plurality of flexural deformation elements and associated fin elements arrayed in a radial arrangement to establish a pathway for airflow, each of the flexural deformation elements configured to move an attached fin element responsive to airflow impacting the attached fin element. Flex limiter elements are coupled to the frame and configured to limit flexure of the fin elements beyond a predetermined flexure in relation to the frame to stop backflow of air through the fin array. A fan assembly with a backflow stopper is shown and described. Also, a data storage assembly using fan assemblies with backflow stoppers is also shown and described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Darya Amin-Shahidi, Michael Stephen Bell, Toshiki Hirano, Neale Marvin Jones, Jeffrey David Wilke
  • Publication number: 20160319536
    Abstract: A compliant trim for use between concrete slabs is disclosed, intended to seal the joints and provide a decorative cover over the forms. The compliant trim is placed on the forms prior to the pouring of concrete. The compliant trim contains features which anchor the compliant trim to the slab at numerous points along its length, thereby constraining the compliant trim against any shrinkage effects, and doing so in a manner that introduces minimal stress concentration into the slabs. When the compliant trim is anchored to both of the adjacent slabs, it is capable of following slab motions due to thermal expansion or other environmental effects. The surface of the compliant trim may be used to support the screed. Additionally, the compliant trim may be used to produce a chamfered or radius edge, thereby eliminating the need to radius-trowel the slab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventor: Robert David Wilkes, JR.
  • Publication number: 20160219730
    Abstract: Data storage device mounting systems to provide alignment and mounting of data storage devices are provided herein. A carrier is configured to couple to a data storage device and hang the data storage device in a vertical orientation in a data storage assembly from retractable mounting pins coupled to the carrier. The carrier also includes retractable alignment features to guide the data storage device and carrier into the mounting system. Finger grips are coupled to retractable alignment features and mounting pins and configured to extend retractable alignment features beyond the carrier concurrent with retracting the mounting pins when actuated by a user squeezing the finger grips. The finger grips are configured to extend the mounting pins when de-actuated by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: David William Niss, Jeffrey David Wilke
  • Publication number: 20160173717
    Abstract: An image capture unit and computer readable medium used in combination therewith is disclosed. In a preferred embodiment, the image capture unit includes an image capturing sensor, a visual display, an instance of the computer readable medium, and circuitry for integrating functionalities thereof. The computer readable medium causes sensor data received from the image capturing sensor to be processed. The sensor data includes a plurality of image tiles and position indicating data defining a respective relative position of each one of each image tiles. Each one of each image tiles includes data representing a discrete portion of visual content. The computer readable medium causes a feedback image be displayed on the visual display. Displaying the feedback image includes correlate the relative position of each one of each image tiles with at least one other image tile that has been previously generated and displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Albert Durr Edgar, Michael Charles Wilder, Darryl Ray Polk, Michael David Wilkes, Sheppard Parker, Martin Potucek
  • Patent number: 9361946
    Abstract: A vibration isolating hard disk drive carrier for isolating the transfer of vibration from one hard disk drive to another comprising a carrier body and one or more isolation hangers is disclosed. The carrier has a first surface configured to couple to inherent features of a first external surface of a hard disk drive, and a second surface configured to couple to inherent features of a second external surface hard disk drive. One or more isolation hangers configured to support the hard disk drive in a vertical orientation are coupled to the carrier body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: HGST Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Bell, Jeffrey David Wilke
  • Patent number: 9274571
    Abstract: A segmented frame adapted to receive a storage drive is provided. The segmented frame in one example includes a plurality of linked frame segments configured to pivot with respect to each other and wrap around the storage drive, with a first frame segment and a last frame segment of the plurality of linked frame segments latching together to form a joined segmented frame and hold the storage drive, and a plurality of isolator cups trapped within the joined segmented frame and fitting over a corresponding plurality of mounting wings extending from the storage drive, wherein the plurality of isolator cups suspend the storage drive within the joined frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: HGST Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Glenn Douglas Albert, Michael Stephen Bell, David William Niss, Jeffrey David Wilke
  • Patent number: 9270857
    Abstract: An image capture unit and computer readable medium used in combination therewith is disclosed. In a preferred embodiment, the image capture unit includes an image capturing sensor, a visual display, an instance of the computer readable medium, and circuitry for integrating functionalities thereof. The computer readable medium causes sensor data received from the image capturing sensor to be processed. The sensor data includes a plurality of image tiles and position indicating data defining a respective relative position of each one of each image tiles. Each one of each image tiles includes data representing a discrete portion of visual content. The computer readable medium causes a feedback image be displayed on the visual display. Displaying the feedback image includes correlate the relative position of each one of each image tiles with at least one other image tile that has been previously generated and displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Visual Content IP, LLC
    Inventors: Albert Durr Edgar, Michael Charles Wilder, Darryl Ray Polk, Michael David Wilkes, Sheppard Parker, Martin Potucek
  • Patent number: 9247660
    Abstract: An isolator system for a segmented frame is provided. The isolator system in one example includes a riser block configured to be affixed in a riser aperture of the segmented frame, with the riser block including one or more damper receptacles and one or more corresponding central shafts extending up at least partially through the one or more damper receptacles, one or more elastomeric dampers comprising substantially cylindrical bodies and central bores extending partially through the bodies, with the one or more elastomeric dampers fitting over the one or more shafts and into the damper receptacles, with the one or more elastomeric dampers being formed of an at least partially elastomeric material, and one or more coil springs located over the one or more elastomeric dampers, wherein the one or more elastomeric dampers and the one or more coil springs compress in response to force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: HGST Netherlands, B.V.
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Bell, Jeffrey David Wilke
  • Publication number: 20150380059
    Abstract: A vibration isolating hard disk drive carrier for isolating the transfer of vibration from one hard disk drive to another comprising a carrier body and one or more isolation hangers is disclosed. The carrier has a first surface configured to couple to inherent features of a first external surface of a hard disk drive, and a second surface configured to couple to inherent features of a second external surface hard disk drive. One or more isolation hangers configured to support the hard disk drive in a vertical orientation are coupled to the carrier body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Bell, Jeffrey David Wilke
  • Publication number: 20150329782
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to liquid crystalline media comprising a chiral component, component A, consisting of one or more chiral compounds, optionally, a bimesogenic component, component B, consisting of one or more bimesogenic compounds, a liquid crystalline component, component C, consisting of one or more liquid crystalline, respectively mesogenic compounds, and a reactive mesogenic component, component D, comprising, one or more reactive mesogenic compounds, as defined in claim 1, to their stabilization by polymerization and to the polymer-stabilised liquid crystal materials, as well as to liquid crystal displays comprising these liquid crystal media, respectively these stabilized materials, especially to USH-displays and in particular to active matrix displays and, last not least, to the processes of preparation of the respective composite systems and of the displays comprising these systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Seung-Eun LEE, Sang-Kyu LEE, Heui-Seok JIN, Won-Hoon PARK, Karl SKJONNEMAND, David WILKES, Kevin ADLEM, Patricia SAXTON, Owain Llyr PARRI
  • Publication number: 20150316964
    Abstract: A segmented frame adapted to receive a storage drive is provided. The segmented frame in one example includes a plurality of linked frame segments configured to pivot with respect to each other and wrap around the storage drive, with a first frame segment and a last frame segment of the plurality of linked frame segments latching together to form a joined segmented frame and hold the storage drive, and a plurality of isolator cups trapped within the joined segmented frame and fitting over a corresponding plurality of mounting wings extending from the storage drive, wherein the plurality of isolator cups suspend the storage drive within the joined frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: HGST NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Glenn Douglas Albert, Michael Stephen Bell, David William Niss, Jeffrey David Wilke
  • Publication number: 20150313028
    Abstract: An isolator system for a segmented frame is provided. The isolator system in one example includes a riser block configured to be affixed in a riser aperture of the segmented frame, with the riser block including one or more damper receptacles and one or more corresponding central shafts extending up at least partially through the one or more damper receptacles, one or more elastomeric dampers comprising substantially cylindrical bodies and central bores extending partially through the bodies, with the one or more elastomeric dampers fitting over the one or more shafts and into the damper receptacles, with the one or more elastomeric dampers being formed of an at least partially elastomeric material, and one or more coil springs located over the one or more elastomeric dampers, wherein the one or more elastomeric dampers and the one or more coil springs compress in response to force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: HGST NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Bell, Jeffrey David Wilke
  • Patent number: RE46426
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polymer film having negative optical dispersion, novel polymerisable compounds and liquid crystal (LC) materials for its preparation, and the use of the polymer film and novel compounds and materials in optical, electrooptical, electronic, semiconducting or luminescent components or devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Owain Llyr Parri, Kevin Adlem, Karl Skjonnemand, David Wilkes