Patents by Inventor Edward A. Hill

Edward A. Hill 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: 8919830
    Abstract: A barrier isolator port assembly for connecting to a conventional docking port of an isolated enclosure is provided. The port assembly includes an annular body, a door assembly and a lock. The annular body is configured to engage a docking port of the isolated enclosure. The port assembly also includes a door assembly mountable within the annular body and a lock operatively connected to the annular body. The lock includes a lever and a pin. The lever is pivotably connected to the annular body about a pivoting member and configured to pivot about the pivoting member to removably insert the pin into the recess of the door assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul H. Norton, Edward Vander Bush, W. Edward Hill, Robert Nase
  • Publication number: 20140311048
    Abstract: A cover assembly for a utility chamber, comprising a frame with side walls defining a chamber opening and a seating interface, and a cover that closes the opening and seats with the seating interface, a portion of the cover sidewalls profiled to engage with complimentary profiled portions in the frame sidewalls to position and stabilise the cover relative to the frame. The assembly also preferably has a retainer or retainers which engage to secure the cover to the frame. A subsurface utility chamber, comprising a main housing with a base and walls, a frame having a central aperture for chamber access, a cover to close the aperture, and an extension section located between the main housing and the frame, the frame, extension section, and housing releasably and adjustably connected together so as to allow a gap to be established between at least part of the frame and the extension section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: David Edward Hill, Sergio Felipe Calderon
  • Patent number: 8810873
    Abstract: A scanner assembly comprising the following components. A scan module having a first surface and configured to receive an image oriented along the first surface. A carriage having a thickness no thicker than a thickness of the scan module perpendicular to the first surface, the carriage configured to receive the scan module and to move the scan module in a direction of travel. A v-bearing coupled to the carriage proximate to one end of the carriage and protruding from the carriage in a direction perpendicular to the first surface. A scan base having a groove and configured to receive the v-bearing. A belt drive configured to move the v-bearing in the groove of the scan base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Edward A. Hill, Stephan W. Emmenegger, David M. Lovelace, Ryan M. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140197310
    Abstract: The invention refers to a method and a charged particle beam device for analyzing an object using a charged particle beam interacting with the object. The object comprises a sample embedded in a resin. Interaction radiation in the form of cathodoluminescence light is detected for identifying areas in which the resin is arranged and in which the sample is arranged. Interaction particles are detected to identify particles within the resin and the sample for further analysis by using EDX analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Edward Hill, Stewart Bean
  • Patent number: 8749433
    Abstract: A position tracking system includes a transmitter constructed and arranged to emit a electromagnetic signal and an array of at least three receiver antennae. Each of the at least three receiver antennae is constructed and arranged to receive the electromagnetic signal emitted from the transmitter. The position tracking system also includes a receiver channel disposed in electrical communication with each of the at least three receiver antennae. The receiver channel is constructed and arranged to receive the electromagnetic signal from each of the at least three receiver antennae. The position tracking system also includes a data processing component disposed in electrical communication with the receiver channel. The data processing component is constructed and arranged to calculate the position of the transmitter by comparing the electromagnetic signal received at each receiver antennae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Position Imaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Hill
  • Patent number: 8680476
    Abstract: A beta radiation monitor (70,90), comprising a gas flow proportional detector (60) for detecting beta radiation emitted by a beta emitter external to the detector; a fill gas supply (51) configured to supply a fill gas to the detector, wherein the fill gas comprises nitrogen; a temperature sensor (72) for measuring temperature; and a controller (64) in communication with the temperature sensor for adjusting an operational parameter of the monitor in accordance with the measured temperature. The operational parameter may comprise a voltage applied across the fill gas, which may be thermistor controlled, or a beta radiation detection threshold of the detector. The fill gas is supplied by a nitrogen generator. The gas flow proportional detector may be a large-area detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Thermo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Neil Andrew Webster, John Stanley Usher, Christopher Edward Hill, Michael Hodgson
  • Patent number: 8453838
    Abstract: A piston nest (10) is provided that includes a plurality of spaced apart single nesting units (12) interconnected by a web (13). Each of the single nesting units is configured a hollow cylindrical body having a first open end about a distal end of the body and a second open end about the proximal end. The hollow cylindrical body also includes a first (24) and a second (26) retention member for retaining a piston within the single nesting unit. The first and the second retention members are spaced apart along a longitudinal axis of the hollow cylindrical body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
    Inventor: W. Edward Hill
  • Publication number: 20130050768
    Abstract: Scanners and scanner housings are disclosed. An example scanner includes a housing to carry an optical element, the housing having a first support feature, and a printed circuit board having a second support feature to mate with the first support feature of the housing, the printed circuit board to provide vertical support to the housing when the first and second support features are mated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Edward A. Hill, Donald G. Harris, John H. Arterberry
  • Patent number: 8351095
    Abstract: Image scan device, comprising a platen, and a carriage, the carriage comprising a scan head, and a support structure arranged to move the scan head with respect to the platen, wherein a resilient element is provided that is arranged to bias the scan head in the direction of the platen, and resilient element fully extends between the platen and the bottom of the carriage, as seen from a direction parallel to the platen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Edward A Hill, Kevin Bokelman, Glenn W Gaarder, Ryan Smith
  • Publication number: 20120236371
    Abstract: A scanner assembly comprising the following components. A scan module having a first surface and configured to receive an image oriented along the first surface. A carriage having a thickness no thicker than a thickness of the scan module perpendicular to the first surface, the carriage configured to receive the scan module and to move the scan module in a direction of travel. A v-bearing coupled to the carriage proximate to one end of the carriage and protruding from the carriage in a direction perpendicular to the first surface. A scan base having a groove and configured to receive the v-bearing. A belt drive configured to move the v-bearing in the groove of the scan base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Edward A. HILL, Stephan W. Emmenegger, David M. Lovelace, Ryan M. Smith
  • Patent number: 8199374
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatuses and methods for holding a document sheet in place against a scanning surface of an image capture system. One such apparatus is a document cover comprising: a body that is oriented parallel to the scanning surface when the document cover is in the closed position; a compliant and elastic document backing that is partially attached to the body and configured to reflect light originating from the image capture system; and a backing constraint configured to secure a central region of the document backing to the body and further configured to constrain movement of the central region in a first direction that is normal to the scanning surface while allowing movement in the same direction of outer regions that are lateral to the central region. The document backing generates a downward spring force which biases the outer regions toward the platen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ken Ko, Edward A. Hill
  • Patent number: 8163176
    Abstract: A continuous sludge decant system and associated methods are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment an apparatus for decanting sludge includes: a decant vessel configured to receive sludge influent, to contain the sludge to be heated and decanted, and to discharge the sludge and a decanted liquid from the sludge, and a heating/directional grid disposed within an interior of the decant vessel and around which the sludge is circulated, mixed, and stirred, the heating/directional grid comprising a plurality of heating coils and configured to circulate heat from a heat source through the decant vessel to decant the sludge. The vessel and the heating/directional grid are configured to contain, heat, mix, and decant the sludge without shearing the sludge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Riles Edward Hill
  • Publication number: 20110315889
    Abstract: A beta radiation monitor (70,90), comprising a gas flow proportional detector (60) for detecting beta radiation emitted by a beta emitter external to the detector; a fill gas supply (51) configured to supply a fill gas to the detector, wherein the fill gas comprises nitrogen; a temperature sensor (72) for measuring temperature; and a controller (64) in communication with the temperature sensor for adjusting an operational parameter of the monitor in accordance with the measured temperature. The operational parameter may comprise a voltage applied across the fill gas, which may be thermistor controlled, or a beta radiation detection threshold of the detector. The fill gas is supplied by a nitrogen generator. The gas flow proportional detector may be a large-area detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Neil Andrew Webster, John Stanley Usher, Christopher Edward Hill, Michael Hodgson
  • Publication number: 20110228356
    Abstract: Image scan device, comprising a platen, and a carriage, the carriage comprising a scan head, and a support structure arranged to move the scan head with respect to the platen, wherein a resilient element is provided that is arranged to bias the scan head in the direction of the platen, and resilient element fully extends between the platen and the bottom of the carriage, as seen from a direction parallel to the platen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Edward A Hill, Kevin Bokelman, Glenn W. Gaarder, Ryan Smith
  • Publication number: 20110209410
    Abstract: A barrier isolator port assembly for connecting to a conventional docking port of an isolated enclosure is provided. The port assembly includes an annular body, a door assembly and a lock. The annular body is configured to engage a docking port of the isolated enclosure. The port assembly also includes a door assembly mountable within the annular body and a lock operatively connected to the annular body. The lock includes a lever and a pin. The lever is pivotably connected to the annular body about a pivoting member and configured to pivot about the pivoting member to removably insert the pin into the recess of the door assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Paul H. Norton, Edward Vander Bush, W. Edward Hill, Robert Nase
  • Publication number: 20110192756
    Abstract: A piston nest (10) is provided that includes a plurality of spaced apart single nesting units (12) interconnected by a web (13). Each of the single nesting units is configured a hollow cylindrical body having a first open end about a distal end of the body and a second open end about the proximal end. The hollow cylindrical body also includes a first (24) and a second (26) retention member for retaining a piston within the single nesting unit. The first and the second retention members are spaced apart along a longitudinal axis of the hollow cylindrical body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: W. Edward Hill
  • Patent number: 7995234
    Abstract: A scanning device includes a scanning mechanism, a memory, a processing mechanism, and a scan rate adjustment mechanism. The scanning mechanism scans a media sheet having an image thereon at a variable scan rate, to yield raw data. The memory temporarily stores the raw data. The processing mechanism converts the raw data within the memory into processed data. The raw data is removed from the memory as the raw data is converted. The scan rate adjustment mechanism adjusts the variable scan rate, based on one or more of an amount of free space within the memory, a fill rate at which the raw data is filling the memory, and a removal rate at which the raw data is being removed from the memory, so that the memory does not become completely full.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Bokelman, Ryan M. Smith, Edward A. Hill
  • Patent number: 7898702
    Abstract: An apparatus and method relating to a least one wheel rotatable about a first axis while movably supporting a reflected light gathering unit extending along a second axis are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Edward A. Hill, David M. Lovelace
  • Publication number: 20110042328
    Abstract: A continuous sludge decant system and associated methods are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment an apparatus for decanting sludge includes: a decant vessel configured to receive sludge influent, to contain the sludge to be heated and decanted, and to discharge the sludge and a decanted liquid from the sludge, and a heating/directional grid disposed within an interior of the decant vessel and around which the sludge is circulated, mixed, and stirred, the heating/directional grid comprising a plurality of heating coils and configured to circulate heat from a heat source through the decant vessel to decant the sludge. The vessel and the heating/directional grid are configured to contain, heat, mix, and decant the sludge without shearing the sludge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventor: Riles Edward Hill
  • Publication number: 20100284044
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatuses and methods for holding a document sheet in place against a scanning surface of an image capture system. One such apparatus is a document cover comprising: a body that is oriented parallel to the scanning surface when the document cover is in the closed position; a compliant and elastic document backing that is partially attached to the body and configured to reflect light originating from the image capture system; and a backing constraint configured to secure a central region of the document backing to the body and further configured to constrain movement of the central region in a first direction that is normal to the scanning surface while allowing movement in the same direction of outer regions that are lateral to the central region. The document backing generates a downward spring force which biases the outer regions toward the platen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Ken Ko, Edward A. Hill