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: 8252389
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel mesogenic dimeric 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 dimers, formulations and films in optical, electrooptical, electronic, semiconducting or luminescent components or devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Merck Patent Gesellschaft mit Beschränkter Haftung
    Inventors: Kevin Adlem, Owain Llyr Parri, Karl Skjonnemand, David Wilkes
  • Patent number: 8189965
    Abstract: An image processing system and method is disclosed. The image processing system can be configured for use with a mouse scanner system operable to scan a document. The mouse scanner system includes a scanner built into a computer mouse and the image processing system includes 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, 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: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Image Trends, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Durr Edgar, Michael Charles Wilder, Darryl Ray Polk, Michael David Wilkes, Sheppard Parker, Martin Potucek
  • Publication number: 20120108781
    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: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Kevin Adlem, Owain Llyr Parri, David Wilkes, Claire Topping
  • Patent number: 8132380
    Abstract: A compliant trim for use between concrete slabs is disclosed, intended for the replacement of wood commonly used for formwork to divide concrete slabs. The compliant trim is easily inserted into the space cleared of wood, will not migrate deeper into the space, and is therefore independent of the depth of the cleared space beyond a minimum needed for installation. Additionally, the compliant trim lies flush or below the surface of slabs which have edge radii, making it relatively unaffected by foot traffic, vehicles, and the like. The trim may be extruded, may be manufactured from recycled materials, and remains compliant to allow for joint expansion and contraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: Robert David Wilkes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8119026
    Abstract: The invention relates to a birefringent layer having negative optical dispersion, a liquid crystal (LC) medium for its preparation, and the use of the birefringent layer and the LC media in optical, electrooptical, electronic, semiconducting or luminescent components or devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Merck Patent Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung
    Inventors: Owain Llyr Parri, Kevin Adlem, Karl Skjonnemand, David Wilkes
  • Publication number: 20110267764
    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: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: SANMINA-SCI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jeffrey David Wilke
  • Publication number: 20110162926
    Abstract: The invention relates to a brake disc having a brake disc pot (42) and a friction ring (10) which is positively connected to the brake disc pot via toothing (50). The friction ring (10) comprises two friction ring halves (12, 14), wherein the toothing extends across only one of the friction ring halves. In this manner it is possible to mount through-passages (30) axially adjacent to the toothing running around the friction ring half on the interior circumference of the friction ring, said passages connecting the interior circumference of the friction ring to an interior ventilation arrangement of the friction ring. In this manner both a good force transmission and a stable positive connection is ensured between the friction ring and the brake disc pot, as is an efficient cooling by means of an interior ventilation of the friction ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: DAIMLER AG
    Inventors: Siegfried Botsch, Klaus Jaeckel, Martin Lesch, Christian Quinger, Thomas Steinhauer, David Wilke
  • Publication number: 20100301271
    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: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
    Inventors: Kevin Adlem, Owain Llyr Parry, Karl Skjonnemand, David Wilkes
  • Publication number: 20100263970
    Abstract: The invention relates to a brake disk for a motor vehicle having a brake disc cup (10) and having a friction ring (18) supported thereby and made of a cast material, joined to each other by means of a joint connection, particularly a welded connection (32), wherein an intermediate component (20) is cast into the friction ring (18), by means of which the friction ring (18) is connected to the brake disk cup (10). The invention further relates to a method for producing such a brake disk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: DAIMLER AG
    Inventors: Siegfried Botsch, Klaus Jaeckel, Martin Lesch, Ilhan Oktay, Christian Quinger, Thomas Salewski, David Wilke
  • Publication number: 20100222534
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel mesogenic dimeric 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 dimers, formulations and films in optical, electrooptical, electronic, semiconducting or luminescent components or devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: Merck Patent Gesellschaft
    Inventors: Kevin Adlem, Owain Llyr Parri, Karl Skjonnemand, David Wilkes
  • Publication number: 20100201920
    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: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: Merck Patent Gesellschaft
    Inventors: Kevin Adlem, Owain Llyr Parri, Karl Skjonnemand, David Wilkes
  • Publication number: 20100187053
    Abstract: The invention relates to a disk brake, especially for a motor vehicle, comprising a wheel hub (10) and a friction ring (18), which are firmly interconnected radially by a form lock (24) and axially by at least one securing element (26). The invention is characterized in that the at least one axial securing element (26) is arranged in a receiving recess (38) which extends radially inside the friction ring (18), said friction ring (18) being radially movable relative to the securing element (26) in the area of the receiving recess (38).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: DAIMLER AG
    Inventors: Siegfried Botsch, Klaus Jaeckel, Martin Lesch, Christian Quinger, David Wilke
  • Publication number: 20100123907
    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: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Inventors: Albert Durr Edgar, Michael Charles Wilder, Darryl Ray Polk, Michael David Wilkes, Sheppard Parker, Martin Potucek
  • Publication number: 20100124384
    Abstract: An image processing system and method is disclosed. The image processing system can be configured for use with a mouse scanner system operable to scan a document. The mouse scanner system includes a scanner built into a computer mouse and the image processing system includes 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, 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: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Inventors: Albert Durr Edgar, Michael Charles Wilder, Darryl Ray Polk, Michael David Wilkes, Sheppard Parker, Martin Potucek
  • Publication number: 20100110362
    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: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Owain Llyr Parri, Kevin Adlem, Karl Skjonnemand, David Wilkes
  • Publication number: 20100095620
    Abstract: A compliant trim for use between concrete slabs is disclosed, intended for the replacement of wood commonly used for formwork to divide concrete slabs. The compliant trim is easily inserted into the space cleared of wood, will not migrate deeper into the space, and is therefore independent of the depth of the cleared space beyond a minimum needed for installation. Additionally, the compliant trim lies flush or below the surface of slabs which have edge radii, making it relatively unaffected by foot traffic, vehicles, and the like. The trim may be extruded, may be manufactured from recycled materials, and remains compliant to allow for joint expansion and contraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventor: Robert David Wilkes, JR.
  • Publication number: 20100072422
    Abstract: The invention relates to a birefringent layer having negative optical dispersion, a liquid crystal (LC) medium for its preparation, and the use of the birefringent layer and the LC media in optical, electrooptical, electronic, semiconducting or luminescent components or devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventors: Owain Llyr Parri, Kevin Adlem, Karl Skjonnemand, David Wilkes
  • Publication number: 20090274650
    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: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    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
  • Patent number: 7419995
    Abstract: Compounds represented by Formula (I): or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or N-oxide thereof, are useful in the treatment of tumors. Combinatorial libraries composed of compounds represented by Formula (I) or benzimidazole compounds represented by Formula (II): are useful in providing compounds to assay for such therapeutically useful compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Philip Crew, Matthew Cox, Radoslaw Laufer, Neil Anthony Pegg, Colin Peter Sambrook Smith, Yingchuan Sun, Robin David Wilkes, Jonathan Williams
  • Publication number: 20080086489
    Abstract: A method of event tracking in a production environment includes storing each of at least one production event identifier in association with a respective plurality of expected production events prior to production. During production, a production event identifier is received from a user interface associated with the production environment to signal occurrence of one of the expected production events. In response to the receiving, it is automatically determined which one of the expected production events has occurred based on previous receipt of the received production event identifier. Event occurrence data relating to the expected production event determined to have occurred is then stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Inventor: David Wilkes