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).

  • Patent number: 9127200
    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-stabilized 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: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    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: 20150077768
    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: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Albert Durr Edgar, Michael Charles Wilder, Darryl Ray Polk, Michael David Wilkes, Sheppard Parker, Martin Potucek
  • Publication number: 20150008373
    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: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    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: 20140232977
    Abstract: The invention relates to bimesogenic compounds of formula I R1-MG1-Sp-MG2-R2??I wherein R1, R2, MG1, MG2 and Sp have the meaning given in claim 1, to the use of bimesogenic compounds of formula I in liquid crystal media and particular to flexoelectric liquid crystal devices comprising a liquid crystal medium according to the present invention. Furthermore the invention relates to bimesogenic compounds of formula I inducing a second nematic phase in nematic mixtures that do not show this additional phase without compounds of formula I.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Kevin Adlem, David Wilkes, Patricia Eileen Saxton, Benjamin Snow, Rachel Tuffin, Owain Llyr Parri, Geoffrey Luckhurst
  • Patent number: 8802813
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel polymers comprising cyclohexylene groups which are especially suitable for use in birefringent films with negative optical dispersion, to novel formulations and polymer films comprising them, and to the use of the polymers, formulations and films in optical, electrooptical, electronic, semiconducting or luminescent components or devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Merck Patent Gesellschaft Mit Beschrankter Haftung
    Inventors: Kevin Adlem, Owain Llyr Parri, David Wilkes, Claire Topping
  • Patent number: 8786897
    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: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Image Trends IP, LLC
    Inventors: Albert Durr Edgar, Michael Charles Wilder, Darryl Ray Polk, Michael David Wilkes, Sheppard Parker, Martin Potucek
  • Patent number: 8697199
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel calamitic mesogenic compounds which are especially suitable for use in birefringent films with negative optical dispersion, to novel liquid crystal (LC) formulations and polymer films comprising them, and to the use of the compounds, formulations and films in optical, electrooptical, electronic, semiconducting or luminescent components or devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Kevin Adlem, Owain Llyr Parri, Karl Skjonnemand, David Wilkes
  • Patent number: 8693047
    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 previously generated and displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Image Trends Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Durr Edgar, Michael Charles Wilder, Darryl Ray Polk, Michael David Wilkes, Sheppard Parker, Martin Potucek
  • Patent number: 8687259
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polymerizable LC material with negative optical dispersion, a polymer film with negative optical dispersion obtainable from such a material, and the use of the polymerizable LC material and polymer film in optical, electrooptical, electronic, semiconducting or luminescent components or devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Kevin Adlem, Owain Llyr Parri, David Wilkes, Patricia Eileen Saxton
  • Publication number: 20140022607
    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 previously generated and displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Image Trends, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Durr Edgar, Michael Charles Wilder, Darryl Ray Polk, Michael David Wilkes, Sheppard Parker, Martin Potucek
  • Publication number: 20140022595
    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 previously generated and displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Image Trends, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Durr Edgar, Michael Charles Wilder, Darryl Ray Polk, Michael David Wilkes, Sheppard Parker, Martin Potucek
  • Patent number: 8570588
    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 previously generated and displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Image Trends, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Durr Edgar, Michael Charles Wilder, Darryl Ray Polk, Michael David Wilkes, Sheppard Parker, Martin Potucek
  • Publication number: 20130208308
    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 previously generated and displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Image Trends, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Durr Edgar, Michael Charles Wilder, Darryl Ray Polk, Michael David Wilkes, Sheppard Parker, Martin Potucek
  • Patent number: 8455497
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel class of sulfonamides which are aspartyl protease inhibitors. In one embodiment, this invention relates to a novel class of HIV aspartyl protease inhibitors characterized by specific structural and physicochemical features. This invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds. The compounds and pharmaceutical compositions of this invention are particularly well suited for inhibiting HIV-1 and HIV-2 protease activity and consequently, may be advantageously used as anti-viral agents against the HIV-1 and HIV-2 viruses. This invention also relates to methods for inhibiting the activity of HIV aspartyl protease using the compounds of this invention and methods for screening compounds for anti-HIV activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael R. Hale, Roger Tung, Stephen Price, Robin David Wilkes, Wayne Carl Schairer, Ashley Nicholas Jarvis, Andrew Spaltenstein, Eric Steven Furfine, Vicente Samano, Istvan Kaldor, John Franklin Miller, Michael Stephen Brieger, Ronald George Sherrill
  • Publication number: 20130056680
    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: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
    Inventors: Seung-Eun Lee, Sang-Kyu Lee, Heui-Seok Jin, Won-Hoon Park, Karl Skjonnemand, David Wilkes, Kevin Adlem, Patricia Saxton, Owain Llyr Parri
  • Patent number: 8384947
    Abstract: A handheld scanner system and method is disclosed. The depicted embodiment is a mouse scanner system operable to scan a document. In this embodiment, the mouse scanner system includes a scanner built into a computer mouse and a scanner software application operating on a computer. The scanner includes a positioning system operable to output position indicating data and an imaging system operable to output captured image data. The data is sent to the scanner software application where a feedback image is constructed and displayed on a display in real-time or near real-time to allow the user to view what areas have been scanned. The scanner software application also constructs an output image that can be printed, saved or communicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Image Trends, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Durr Edgar, Michael Charles Wilder, Darryl Ray Polk, Michael David Wilkes, Sheppard Parker, Martin Potucek
  • Patent number: 8323527
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel fluorene derivatives, which are especially suitable for use in birefringent films with negative optical dispersion, to novel liquid crystal (LC) formulations and polymer films comprising them, and to the use of the fluorene derivatives, formulations and films in optical, electrooptical, electronic, semiconducting or luminescent components or devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Kevin Adlem, Owain Llyr Parri, Karl Skjonnemand, David Wilkes
  • Patent number: 8320116
    Abstract: A built-in dual purpose interposer device for a data storage device carrier mechanism is provided. The interposer device may fill empty or voided space in the carrier mechanism created when a data storage device is changed between a “direct plug” position, or first configuration, and an “interposer” position, or second configuration. The interposer device may be changed back and forth between the first and second configuration multiple times. When in the first configuration, the interposer device may provide structural support to a front end of the carrier mechanism and when in the second configuration, the interposer device may provide an internal mounting base for the data storage device at the base or bottom end of the carrier mechanism. The ability to interchange the interposer device may provide for a built-in base for attaching the interposer device without having to add in additional parts or costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sanmina-SCI Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey David Wilke
  • Patent number: 8289494
    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: March 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Owain Llyr Parri, Kevin Adlem, Karl Skjonnemand, David Wilkes
  • Publication number: 20120224245
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polymerisable LC material with negative optical dispersion, a polymer film with negative optical dispersion obtainable from such a material, and the use of the polymerisable LC material and polymer film in optical, electrooptical, electronic, semiconducting or luminescent components or devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCRANKTER HAFTUNG
    Inventors: Kevin Adlem, Owain Parri, David Wilkes, Patricia Eileen Saxton