Patents by Inventor Edward J. Cook

Edward J. Cook 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: 20200318025
    Abstract: A lubricating composition suited to use in lubricating an internal combustion engine includes an oil of lubricating viscosity and a compound comprising a polyolefin-substituted bridged hydroxyaromatic compound or metal salt thereof, wherein the polyolefin is derived from a isobutylene having a number average molecular weight of 150 to 800.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Edward P. Sampler, Gary M. Walker, Stephen J. Cook, Samuel M. Kilsby
  • Publication number: 20200315681
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to a swab and an apparatus for testing dental cold sensitivity. The swab comprises a hollow tube and an absorbent tip fixedly attached to the distal end of the hollow tube. The dispensing apparatus includes a pressurized container and an actuator. The actuator may include a flow control valve to limit the flow of coolant to the absorbent tip or to limit the volume to a metered dose and to prevent the swab from being ejected from the actuator due to excess force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Steven D. Cook, Matthew E. Morris, Paul M. Blair, Samantha J. Luedke, Edward P. Vickless, Kenneth D. Caskey
  • Publication number: 20200318029
    Abstract: A lubricating composition suited to use for lubricating a hydraulic system includes an oil of lubricating viscosity and a compound comprising a polyolefin-substituted bridged hydroxyaromatic compound or metal salt thereof, wherein the wherein the polyolefin is derived from a isobutylene having a number average molecular weight of 150 to 800.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Edward P. Sampler, Gary M. Walker, Stephen J. Cook, Samuel M. Kilsby, Betsy J. Butke
  • Publication number: 20190347125
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems, methods, and apparatuses for heterogeneous computing are described. In some embodiments, a hardware heterogeneous scheduler dispatches instructions for execution on one or more plurality of heterogeneous processing elements, the instructions corresponding to a code fragment to be processed by the one or more of the plurality of heterogeneous processing elements, wherein the instructions are native instructions to at least one of the one or more of the plurality of heterogeneous processing elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Rajesh M. SANKARAN, Gilbert NEIGER, Narayan RANGANATHAN, Stephen R. VAN DOREN, Joseph NUZMAN, Niall D. MCDONNELL, Michael A. O'HANLON, Lokpraveen B. MOSUR, Tracy Garrett DRYSDALE, Eriko NURVITADHI, Asit K. MISHRA, Ganesh VENKATESH, Deborah T. MARR, Nicholas P. CARTER, Jonathan D. PEARCE, Edward T. GROCHOWSKI, Richard J. GRECO, Robert VALENTINE, Jesus CORBAL, Thomas D. FLETCHER, Dennis R. BRADFORD, Dwight P. MANLEY, Mark J. CHARNEY, Jeffrey J. COOK, Paul CAPRIOLI, Koichi YAMADA, Kent D. GLOSSOP, David B. SHEFFIELD
  • Patent number: 8204309
    Abstract: After pre-printed cards are manufactured at least a corner of each card is imaged. It is then determined whether the position and orientation of markings in the image with respect to the corner are within tolerance. If not, the card is rejected. If the markings are, or include, indicia, these indicia may be identified to allow identification of the card. This allows a determination of whether the card is in an intended order, or it allows selection of the batch into which the card is placed. It also means that cards in a given set of cards arranged in a first order can be randomized by first buffering cards in buffers and then outputting the cards to an output conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Longford International Ltd.
    Inventors: Edward J. Cook, Brian C. Greiner, Naofumi Tateishi
  • Publication number: 20090239725
    Abstract: To associate a paper insert with a carton, a first identifier (such as identifying indicia) is read from the insert and a second identifier is read from the carton blank. A determination is made whether the first identifier and the second identifier indicate the paper insert is properly matched with the carton blank. If yes, the paper insert is affixed to the carton blank and the carton blank is folded around the insert and its margins glued together to form a flat sleeve surrounding the insert. If no, the mismatch may be indicated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventors: Edward J. Cook, Edward Paterson
  • Publication number: 20080272032
    Abstract: After pre-printed cards are manufactured at least a corner of each card is imaged. It is then determined whether the position and orientation of markings in the image with respect to the corner are within tolerance. If not, the card is rejected. If the markings are, or include, indicia, these indicia may be identified to allow identification of the card. This allows a determination of whether the card is in an intended order, or it allows selection of the batch into which the card is placed. It also means that cards in a given set of cards arranged in a first order can be randomized by first buffering cards in buffers and then outputting the cards to an output conveyor. In one approach, each unique card in the set is sent to a different buffer such that like cards are buffered in the same buffer. Cards are then randomly fed from the buffers to form a re-ordered set of cards such that cards in the re-ordered set of cards have an order that is random with respect to the first order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventors: Edward J. Cook, Brian C. Greiner, Naofumi Tateishi
  • Patent number: 7014730
    Abstract: Cards may be singly fed along a primary lane so that a batch of cards is fed along the primary lane. One or more cards may be selectively diverted from the primary lane to a secondary lane such that only some of the batch of cards are diverted. The cards from the batch in the primary lane and the secondary lane are then affixed to a carrier so that each card of the batch is affixed to the carrier. The diversion may be achieved by a reciprocating gate between the primary lane and the secondary lane and a conveyor running on a bias between the primary lane and the secondary lane at the downstream location of the gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Longford Equipment International Limited
    Inventor: Edward J. Cook
  • Patent number: 6776409
    Abstract: A batch sheet feeder has an upstream first conveyor section arranged to convey sheets singly in a downstream direction to a downstream second conveyor section. The second conveyor section has an upper second conveying section and a lower second conveying section forming a gap therebetween. The gap is largest at an upstream end of the second conveyor section and diminishes in size toward a downstream end of the second conveyor section. A gate positioned proximate the downstream end of the second conveyor section selectively blocks sheets fed along the second conveyor section. In another embodiment, the sheet feeder has a sheet conveyor, sheet sensor, and visual attribute sensor. The visual attribute sensor has a field of view covering an area of the conveyor at a certain downstream location so as to sense an area of any sheet on the conveyor at this downstream location. The visual attribute sensor can compare a sensed area of a sheet at the downstream location with a stored visual attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Longford Equipment International Limited
    Inventor: Edward J. Cook
  • Publication number: 20040035527
    Abstract: Cards may be singly fed along a primary lane so that a batch of cards is fed along the primary lane. One or more cards may be selectively diverted from the primary lane to a secondary lane such that only some of the batch of cards are diverted. The cards from the batch in the primary lane and the secondary lane are then affixed to a carrier so that each card of the batch is affixed to the carrier. The diversion may be achieved by a reciprocating gate between the primary lane and the secondary lane and a conveyor running on a bias between the primary lane and the secondary lane at the downstream location of the gate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2002
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventor: Edward J. Cook
  • Publication number: 20040032079
    Abstract: A batch sheet feeder has an upstream first conveyor section arranged to convey sheets singly in a downstream direction to a downstream second conveyor section. The second conveyor section has an upper second conveying section and a lower second conveying section forming a gap therebetween. The gap is largest at an upstream end of the second conveyor section and diminishes in size toward a downstream end of the second conveyor section. A gate positioned proximate the downstream end of the second conveyor section selectively blocks sheets fed along the second conveyor section. In another embodiment, the sheet feeder has a sheet conveyor, sheet sensor, and visual attribute sensor. The visual attribute sensor has a field of view covering an area of the conveyor at a certain downstream location so as to sense an area of any sheet on the conveyor at this downstream location. The visual attribute sensor can compare a sensed area of a sheet at the downstream location with a stored visual attribute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2002
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Applicant: Longford Equipment International Limited
    Inventor: Edward J. Cook
  • Publication number: 20030197324
    Abstract: A stack of pouches (or other flexible products) is supported such that the stack declines from the horizontal. A pouch at the base of the stack can then be pulled upwardly from the base of the stack. This may be accomplished with an inclined conveyor on which the base of the stack rests. Because the basal pouch is pulled upwardly, gravity assists in ensuring that none of the other pouches in the stack follow the basal pouch. Thus, the approach assists in ensuring single pouch feeding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2002
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Inventor: Edward J. Cook
  • Patent number: 6519503
    Abstract: A system for collating cheques (or other sheets bearing an account number), feeds cheques in a batch of cheques. The system reads the account number of each cheque in the batch and counts the number in the batch. This is compared with corresponding information on an associated account statement. On a mis-match, action is taken (e.g., an alarm is raised).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Longford Equipment International Limited
    Inventors: Edward Paterson, Edward J. Cook, Naofumi Tateishi
  • Patent number: 6491492
    Abstract: A shingling nip roll is added between an infeed conveyor and a reciprocating table. The nip roll slows the speed of the sheets thereby reducing bruising and buckling as sheets are ejected to the table. Further, the trailing end of a dropped sheet is overlapped by a leading end of the next upstream sheet which assists in maintaining control of the dropped sheet as it drops onto the reciprocating table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: Longford Equipment International Limited
    Inventor: Edward J. Cook
  • Publication number: 20020165640
    Abstract: A system for collating cheques (or other sheets bearing an account number), feeds cheques in a batch of cheques. The system reads the account number of each cheque in the batch and counts the number in the batch. This is compared with corresponding information on an associated account statement. On a mis-match, action is taken (e.g., an alarm is raised).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2001
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Applicant: Longford Equipment International Limited
    Inventors: Edward Paterson, Edward J. Cook, Naofumi Tateishi
  • Patent number: 5192507
    Abstract: A method of immobilizing and stabilizing an active biological receptor in a polymeric film and receptor-based biosensors for determining an analyte of interest in a sample. The receptor-based biosensors include a polymeric film having a biological receptor capable of binding an analyte of interest immobilized therein according to the method of the present invention and an electrical means for determining the presence and quantity of the analyte. In particular, acetylcholine receptor and opiate receptor have been immobilized in a polymeric film made by combining the receptor, a material (e.g., bovine serum albumin, gelatin) capable of polymerizing and a polymerizing agent (e.g., glutaradehyde).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1993
    Assignee: Arthur D. Little, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard F. Taylor, Ingrid G. Marenchic, Edward J. Cook
  • Patent number: 5157455
    Abstract: An apparatus for the calibration and quality assurance of a multichannel spectrophotometer, particularly an ELISA spectrophotometer, comprises film selectively exposed in the presence of a color to produce a series of filters having a known first color and linearly increasing optical density. The response of the spectrophotometer is measured against the known color and linearly increasing optical density. Additional filters of at least one additional color permit checking the color response of the spectrophotometer. An algorithm determines whether the response conforms to predetermined conditions. An output is produced to provide a record of the calibration and quality assurance of the spectrophotometer. The invention has particular utility for conducting calibration and quality assurance of ELISA spectrophotometers used in clinical laboratory screening for infectious diseases, such as Hepatitis B. and the AIDS viruses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1992
    Inventors: James N. Macri, Edward J. Cook
  • Patent number: 5001048
    Abstract: An electrical biosensor for analyte determination is prepared by polymerization of a mixture of a biological receptor capable of binding an analyte in a sample, a protein and a polymerizing agent such as glutaraldehyde to form a polymeric film on a transducer. The mixture preferably contains a stabilizer selected from lipids, detergents and antioxidents. The receptor may be an acetylcholine receptor and the analyte, acetylcholine. A preferred stabilizer is a combination of phosphatidyl choline and octyphenoxypolyethoxyethanol. In carrying out a determination, analyte in a sample binds to the receptor causing a change in an electrical characteristic of the film which is indicative of the presence of the analyte. The biosensor may contain a second polymeric film that is free of the receptor and which serves as a control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1991
    Assignee: Aurthur D. Little, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard F. Taylor, Ingrid G. Marenchic, Edward J. Cook
  • Patent number: 4908154
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for forming emulsions, a term used to include microemulsions. The leading edges of a plurality of sheets of an emulsion-forming liquid mixture are forced under pressure to impinge in a low-pressure turbulent zone of the liquid. The apparatus comprises a plurality of nozzles having elongated orifices to eject under pressure sheets of the emulsion-forming liquid and being arranged to effect impingement of the sheets along a common liquid jet interaction front. Inasmuch as the method and apparatus permit the formulation of emulsions without the use of any emulsifiers, there is provided a new class of emulsions, namely those essentially free of any emulsifying agents. The emulsions formed have a wide range of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1990
    Assignee: Biotechnology Development Corporation
    Inventors: Edward J. Cook, Arthur P. Lagace
  • Patent number: RE46783
    Abstract: After pre-printed cards are manufactured at least a corner of each card is imaged. It is then determined whether the position and orientation of markings in the image with respect to the corner are within tolerance. If not, the card is rejected. If the markings are, or include, indicia, these indicia may be identified to allow identification of the card. This allows a determination of whether the card is in an intended order, or it allows selection of the batch into which the card is placed. It also means that cards in a given set of cards arranged in a first order can be randomized by first buffering cards in buffers and then outputting the cards to an output conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: LONGFORD INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Edward J. Cook, Brian C. Greiner, Naofumi Tateishi