Patents by Inventor Derek Brook

Derek Brook 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: 20200315307
    Abstract: A protective case for a mobile electronic device which features Photovoltaic Solar Panels embedded and installed within the Back Panel of the case itself, facilitating the collection, electronic conversion and subsequent transfer of Solar or Ambient Light Energy, thereby providing the device with full access to a continuously unplugged source of power and recharging; Also, providing complementary ingress protection from water and dust, and exterior and on-screen protection to the mobile electronic device itself, when the electronic device is installed into the protective case. Also features standard case apertures that also provide full access to all standard device functions, peripherals and external user interfaces typically available, on the mobile electronic device; an access receptacle for fully retaining the alternate capability of charging via a standard external USB and/or 110 v electrical peripheral device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Foreman, Derek Brooks
  • Patent number: 6640156
    Abstract: A sheet handling system having a number of sheet processing modules (1-4) linked together to enable sleets to pass between them. Each sheet processing module (1-4) includes at least one sheet monitoring or handling component and a set of nodes (23, 32, 43, 62), each including a processor, wherein each sheet processing module is controlled by one or more nodes. A distributed control system is arranged logically into a number of subsystems, the functions of each subsystem being performed by one or more of the nodes. A communications network (24) links the nodes together to enable the nodes to operate in synchronism and to communicate with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: De La Rue International Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Derek Brooks, Brian Robinson Kirk, Dean James Gifford, Bernhard Leisch
  • Patent number: 4949728
    Abstract: A method for easily and safely obtaining a blood sample from a horse or other hoofed animal is disclosed. The process involves the steps of making a small incision in the coronary plexus at the back of a hoof; allowing a small amount of blood to flow from the incision; and then collecting a portion of the resulting blood with a capillary tube or other withdrawing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1990
    Inventor: Derek Brook