Patents by Inventor Duncan Burns

Duncan Burns 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: 11278825
    Abstract: A press assembly and a method for producing plant-based milk may include coupling a tubular filter to a receptacle, the tubular filter having an open first end, a porous wall, and a closed second end. Plant-based raw materials are placed into the filter. The raw materials are pressed toward the closed second end of the filter using a standalone plunger having one or more wiper blades conforming to an inner periphery of the tubular filter, such that liquids of the raw materials pass through the porous wall of the tubular filter and into the receptacle. After the pressing operation, residual solids may be easily removed from inside the filter. This may be accomplished by removing a stopper from the bottom end, and expelling the solids by extending the one or more wiper blades through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: ModernMilk Co.
    Inventors: Duncan Burns, Jananda Hill
  • Patent number: 10986965
    Abstract: An improved dish for displaying and storing vegetables at room temperature. A transparent dome component rests on a planar base. An opening in the apex of the dome components allows vegetable to be readily placed and removed from the dish. The opening is closed by a loose-fitting lid so that sufficient humidity is maintained to keep the stored vegetables from becoming flaccid. Yet sufficient air exchange is allowed by the edges of the lid to retard senescent and spoiling of the vegetables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Veggidome SPC
    Inventor: Duncan Burns
  • Publication number: 20200155977
    Abstract: A press assembly and a method for producing plant-based milk may include coupling a tubular filter to a receptacle, the tubular filter having an open first end, a porous wall, and a closed second end. Plant-based raw materials are placed into the filter. The raw materials are pressed toward the closed second end of the filter using a standalone plunger having one or more wiper blades conforming to an inner periphery of the tubular filter, such that liquids of the raw materials pass through the porous wall of the tubular filter and into the receptacle. After the pressing operation, residual solids may be easily removed from inside the filter. This may be accomplished by removing a stopper from the bottom end, and expelling the solids by extending the one or more wiper blades through the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Duncan BURNS, Jananda HILL
  • Patent number: 10241127
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for collecting activity data with a removably attached mobile device. The mobile device may be moved to various holders configured to be used in different activities. The data is collected according to a determined activity. The start and end of a session is automatically detected based on connectivity to the holder. Metrics may be tracked for specific gear, as well as various spans of time such as sessions, seasons, and/or lifetimes. Milestones and highlights may be determined for various combinations of the various activities, gear and/or terms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Alistair Adams, Joe Chan, Duncan Burns, Vidyut Samanta, Stephan Scheunig, Clovis Scotti, Jens-Uwe Söhner, James Renwick
  • Publication number: 20180263182
    Abstract: An outdoor power machine apparatus includes a prime mover, such as a combustion engine or an electric motor. The outdoor power machine is operable to carry out machine function, e.g. a material handling function. An electronic controller is connected to a machine function and identifies a specific user and controls the machine function based on the identity of the user. The controller may be configured to permit or deny operation of the machine function based on the user's identity. The controller may be configured to operate the machine function in a desired manner based on the user's identity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Albinger, Duncan Burns, Jr., Eric C. Canonge, Jonathan Funk, Eric Tse
  • Patent number: 10045485
    Abstract: A riding lawn care vehicle (10) may include a frame (60), a steering assembly (30), a brake assembly (110), and a mechanical brake linkage assembly (120). At least a first drive wheel and a second drive wheel (32) of the riding lawn care vehicle may be attachable to the frame. The steering assembly may include a first steering lever and a second steering lever (34), where the first and second steering levers are operably coupled to the first and second drive wheels respectively to facilitate turning of the riding lawn care vehicle based on drive speed control of the first and second drive wheels responsive to positioning of the first and second steering levers. The brake assembly may be operably coupled to the first and second drive wheels to enable brakes to be selectively applied to the first and second drive wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventors: Duncan Burns, Sean Dwyer
  • Publication number: 20170086376
    Abstract: A riding lawn care vehicle (10) may include a frame (60), a steering assembly (30), a brake assembly (110), and a mechanical brake linkage assembly (120). At least a first drive wheel and a second drive wheel (32) of the riding lawn care vehicle may be attachable to the frame. The steering assembly may include a first steering lever and a second steering lever (34), where the first and second steering levers are operably coupled to the first and second drive wheels respectively to facilitate turning of the riding lawn care vehicle based on drive speed control of the first and second drive wheels responsive to positioning of the first and second steering levers. The brake assembly may be operably coupled to the first and second drive wheels to enable brakes to be selectively applied to the first and second drive wheels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Duncan Burns, Sean Dwyer
  • Patent number: 9507445
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to facilitate the display of data in conjunction with an image. In the context of a method, an image is caused to be presented and input is received via a rotatable dial wheel while the image is presented. The method also includes determining data to be presented based upon the input. In this regard, the method modifies the data to be presented in response so the rotation of the dial wheel. Further, the method causes the data that is determined based on the input to be presented concurrent with the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Charlie Sutton, Brody Larson, Sebastian Frey, Pascal Wever, David Vegezzi, Vidyut Samanta, Julian Bleecker, Simon James, Tom Arbisi, Jeremy Matters, Kevin Walker, Pawena Thimaporn, John-Rhys Newman, Duncan Burns, Markus Eklund
  • Patent number: 9445541
    Abstract: Riding lawn mowers may utilize friction drives configured with a variable normal force between frictional components. In a riding lawn mower, an internal combustion engine may be coupled to a differential via a friction drive, wherein the friction drive is configured with a variable normal force in order to provide improved power transfer and/or shifting performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventors: Matthew Elder, Brad Graham, Justin Warner, Eric Canonge, Warren W. Pendry, Lennie D. Rhoades, Jeffrey C. Hickman, Darren Chandler, Duncan Burns, Jr., Rick Nelson, Alex Evrard, Jeremy Hansen, Chris Roth
  • Publication number: 20160139689
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to facilitate the display of data in conjunction with an image. In the context of a method, an image is caused to be presented and input is received via a rotatable dial wheel while the image is presented. The method also includes determining data to be presented based upon the input. In this regard, the method modifies the data to be presented in response so the rotation of the dial wheel. Further, the method causes the data that is determined based on the input to be presented concurrent with the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Charlie Sutton, Brody Larson, Sebastian Frey, Pascal Wever, David Vegezzi, Vidyut Samanta, Julian Bleecker, Simon James, Tom Arbisi, Jeremy Matters, Kevin Walker, Pawena Thimaporn, John-Rhys Newman, Duncan Burns, Markus Eklund
  • Publication number: 20160138935
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for collecting activity data with a removably attached mobile device. The mobile device may be moved to various holders configured to be used in different activities. The data is collected according to a determined activity. The start and end of a session is automatically detected based on connectivity to the holder. Metrics may be tracked for specific gear, as well as various spans of time such as sessions, seasons, and/or lifetimes. Milestones and highlights may be determined for various combinations of the various activities, gear and/or terms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Maarten Hammendorp, Alistair Adams, Joe Chan, Duncan Burns, Vidyut Samanta, Pascal Wever, David Vegezzi
  • Patent number: 9104288
    Abstract: A method for providing quick access to functions from a locked screen may include receiving an indication of entry of an activation input at a user terminal while the user terminal is displaying a locked screen, causing a launch of an application associated with performance of a function associated with the application from the locked screen and without completion of an unlock procedure in response to the activation input, enabling the function to be performed while the activation input is provided, and causing the user terminal to revert to the locked screen in response to removal of the activation input. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Pascal Wever, Julian Bleecker, Duncan Burns, Andrew Julian Gartrell, John-Rhys Newman, Marco Paglia, Ilkka Hyytiainen
  • Patent number: 9063629
    Abstract: A portable electronic device with first and second modes, the first mode, associated with allowing for the availability of one or more of a first level of power consumption and processor activity for the portable electronic device, and allowing general unlocked user interaction with the user interface of the portable electronic device; the second mode, associated with allowing for the availability of one or more of a second level of power consumption or processor activity, and allowing locked user interaction with the user interface; and the locked user interaction allowing for the provision of one or more specific limited user inputs using the user interface, to directly interact with associated second mode output provided using the user interface in the second mode, the one or more specific limited user inputs not being associated with general unlocking of portable electronic device to enter the first mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: John-Rhys Newman, Pascal Wever, Marco Paglia, Duncan Burns, Julian Bleecker, Jacob Zukerman
  • Patent number: 9033352
    Abstract: A riding yard maintenance vehicle may include a frame, a steering assembly, a cable and at least one set of guide pulleys. Wheels of the riding yard maintenance vehicle may be attachable to the frame. The steering assembly may include a steering apparatus operably coupled to front wheels of the riding yard maintenance vehicle via a cable system. The cable system may include the cable, which may be wrapped around at least a portion of the steering shaft. The cable may terminate at respective ends thereof at corresponding ones of a first shaped cam and a second shaped cam each of which is operably coupled to respective ones of a first axle rod and a second axle rod. The first and second axle rods may be rotatably connected to respective ones of the front wheels. The first and second shaped cams may cause movement of the front wheels based on movement of the cable responsive to rotation of the steering shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventor: Duncan Burns
  • Patent number: 8934219
    Abstract: An apparatus with a base part and a display part, which is detachable from the base part. There is a cavity formed in the base part and the apparatus is configured to have at least a closed configuration and an open configuration. In the closed configuration, the display part is configured to cover the base part, and in the open configuration, the cavity is configured to receive and hold the display part in an upright tilted position in relation to the base part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Gartrell, Duncan Burns
  • Patent number: D795652
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Duncan Burns
  • Patent number: D796267
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventor: Duncan Burns
  • Patent number: D803626
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Duncan Burns
    Inventor: Duncan Burns
  • Patent number: D816434
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Duncan Burns
  • Patent number: D825523
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: I.AM.PLUS, LLC
    Inventors: William J. Adams, Chandra Rathakrishnan, Duncan Burns, Tom Arbisi, Simon James