Patents by Inventor Ian Bell

Ian Bell 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: 20210283032
    Abstract: A hair treatment composition comprising a mixture of amino acids, wherein the mixture of amino acids comprises glutamic acid, alanine and proline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Fraser Ian BELL, Stephen Robert RICKETTS, Glyn ROBERTS, Cheryl Anne TAYLOR
  • Patent number: 11105732
    Abstract: A system for the measurement of wet friction of a bundle of hair fibres includes a friction probe, a means for securing a bundle of hair fibres, and a water bath. The friction probe includes a contact surface. The friction probe is fitted with a weight in the range of from 10 g to 500 g, inclusive. The friction probe is connected to a texture analyser. The means and the friction probe are positioned in the water bath below a fill line. The contact surface of the friction probe comprises surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Anthony Howard Barnes, Fraser Ian Bell, Colin Christopher David Giles, Sophia Paraskevi Clare Moghadam, Rongrong Zhou
  • Publication number: 20210230500
    Abstract: A lubricating oil composition including a major amount of a base oil, one or more calcium-containing detergents to provide at least 1000 ppmw of calcium, and one or more silicon-containing compound(s) to provide at least 50 ppmw of silicon to the lubricating oil composition, all based on the total weight of the lubricating oil composition, wherein a ratio of ppmw of silicon provided by the one or more silicon-containing compound(s) to the lubricating oil composition to the ppmw of calcium provided by the one or more calcium-containing detergent(s) to the lubricating oil composition is from 0.02 to 1. Methods of using these compositions and silicon-containing detergents are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Afton Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Ashutosh Gupta, Ian Bell, Kongsheng Yang, Alexei Neverov, Joseph W. Roos, Joseph Remias
  • Publication number: 20210137448
    Abstract: A method of measuring changes in hair movement characteristics, predictive of consumer response includes: i) providing an apparatus for measuring hair movement characteristics of hair; ii) measuring the hair movement characteristics using the apparatus to obtain a first hair movement characteristic; iii) applying a treatment to the hair or an assault to the hair; iv) measuring the hair movement characteristics using the apparatus after step iii) to obtain a second hair movement characteristic; v) comparing the first hair movement characteristic and the second hair movement characteristic; and vi) assessing a change in movement occurring as a result of the application of the treatment or the assault.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Fraser Ian Bell, LIyr Glyndwr Griffiths, Eric Gordon Mahers, Julie Marie Roberts, Graham John Cleaver, Aneta Magdalena Stasik
  • Publication number: 20210123856
    Abstract: A system for the measurement of wet friction of a bundle of hair fibres, comprising: i) a friction probe, having a contact surface, said probe fitted with a weight in the range of from 10 to 500 g; ii) a means for securing the bundle of hair; and iii) a water bath; wherein the friction probe is connected to a texture analyser; and wherein the securing means and friction probe are positioned in the water bath below the fill line; and wherein, the contact surface of the friction probe comprises surfactant; and a method of measuring wet friction of hair, using the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Andrew Anthony Howard BARNES, Fraser Ian BELL, Colin Christopher David GILES, Sophia Paraskevi Clare MOGHADAM, Rongrong ZHOU
  • Publication number: 20210041349
    Abstract: A method of measuring a wet friction of a bundle of hair, using a system which includes a friction probe having a contact surface and fitted with a weight in the range of from 10 g to 500 g, inclusive, a means for securing the bundle of hair, and a water bath, the friction probe being connected to a texture analyser, the method including the step of i) providing a bundle of hair fibres. The method also includes the steps of ii) aligning the bundle of hair fibres; iii) securing the bundle of hair fibres; iv) immersing the bundle of hair fibres under water in the water bath; v) contacting the bundle of hair fibres with the contact surface of the friction probe, which is fitted with the weight vi) moving the probe along the hair fibres; and vii) recording the friction generated under step vi).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Andrew Anthony Howard BARNES, Fraser Ian BELL, Colin Christopher David GILES, Sophia Paraskevi Clare MOGHADAM, Rongrong ZHOU
  • Publication number: 20190342595
    Abstract: A method for displaying contents from advertisement campaigns on displays belonging to an OOH inventory, by an artificial intelligence which is run by an allocation server and which is trained to optimally allocate displays and timing to advertisement campaigns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: VIOOH LIMITED
    Inventors: Ravi Ramani, Davide Magatti, Stephan Lavollée, Ian Bell, Elias Challita
  • Publication number: 20190340648
    Abstract: A method for displaying contents from advertisement campaigns on displays belonging to an OOH inventory, by an artificial intelligence module which is run by allocation server and which is trained to optimally allocate displays and timing to advertisement campaigns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: VIOOH LIMITED
    Inventors: Ian Bell, Elias Challita, Davide Magatti, Stephan Lavollée
  • Patent number: 9919906
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lifting and transporting device. The device of the invention is useful for lifting and moving any object which has a pair of spaced apart wheels but is particularly adapted for the lifting and transporting of hospital beds. The bed lifter includes an improved means of supporting the load of a bed and/or bed/patient combination during lifting and transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Austech & Design Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Peter Raymond March, Kenneth Ian Bell
  • Patent number: 9913771
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lifting and transporting device. The device of the invention is useful for lifting and moving any object which has a pair of spaced apart wheels but is particularly adapted for the lifting and transporting of hospital beds. The bed lifter includes an improved means of engaging a bed and supporting the load of the bed or bed/patient combination during lifting and transportation by engaging the bed wheels and not the bed frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Austech & Design Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Peter Raymond March, Kenneth Ian Bell
  • Patent number: 9663743
    Abstract: A lubricant composition, lubricant concentrate and method for reducing engine deposits. The composition and method include a base oil of lubricating viscosity; an organo-molybdenum compound; a deposition reducing amount of a reaction product of an alkyl-substituted dicarboxylic acid compound selected from the group consisting of alkyl-substituted dicarboxylic acids, alkyl-substituted dicarboxylic acid anhydrides, and mixtures thereof, and a basic salt of aminoguanidine, in an amount sufficient to provide a product rich in alkyl bis-3-amino-1,2,4-triazole; and optionally a phenate detergent. The lubricant composition and method provide engine deposits that are less than an amount of engine deposits in the absence of component (c) and/or optional component (d).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: AFTON CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul G. Griffin, Ian A. Bell, John T. Loper, William Y. Lam, Gregory H. Guinther
  • Patent number: 8993588
    Abstract: Compounds of formula I: wherein variables A1, A2, B, m, n, J, R4, G1, G2, G3 and Y are as described herein, which are antagonists of CGRP receptors and which are useful in the treatment or prevention of diseases in which the CGRP is involved, such as migraine. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and the use of these compounds and compositions in the prevention or treatment of such diseases in which CGRP is involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Ian Bell, Harold Selnick, C. Blair Zartman
  • Publication number: 20150062575
    Abstract: A method of measuring the performance of a spectroscopy system including obtaining a plurality of component spectra for each component of a set of components that are to be identified by the system, the component spectra obtained for variations of at least one factor that affects the component spectrum. Sample spectra and then simulated, each sample spectrum simulated for a corresponding potential sample using at least one different component spectrum and/or a different amount of at least one of the component spectra to that used to simulate the other sample spectra. The sample spectra are analysed to obtain, for each sample spectrum, a measured quantity and/or quality for a characteristic of the corresponding potential sample and a measure of performance generated based upon the measured quantities and/or qualities. The invention also concerns apparatus for carrying out this method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Thurston, Ian Bell, Brian Smith, Andrew Woolfrey, Julie Green
  • Publication number: 20150064705
    Abstract: A kit for use in a multiplex assay, the kit including a dye set consisting essentially of a plurality of dyes and an association of each dye to a reference concentration. The dye set has been selected such that, using surface enhanced resonant Raman spectroscopy, each dye of the set is identifiable at better than 90% sensitivity and 90% specificity in the presence of any other dye of the set throughout a range of concentrations of each of the two dyes from 0.6 to 1.5 of the respective dye's reference concentration. In one embodiment, the dye set consists of 10 of the following dyes: JOE, Rhodamine Green, ATTO520, BODIPY FL, BODIPY TMR-X, FAM, HEX, Cy3, Cy3.5, TAMRA and TYE563. The invention also concerns a multiplex assay including the set of dyes, apparatus for carrying out the multiplex assay and a method of selecting the set of dyes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Renishaw Diagnostics Limited
    Inventors: Alastair Ricketts, Karen Fitchett, Julie Green, Graeme McNay, Brian Smith, Thomas Thurston, Ian Bell, Andrew Woolfrey
  • Publication number: 20140299826
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lifting and transporting device. The device of the invention is useful for lifting and moving any object which has a pair of spaced apart wheels but is particularly adapted for the lifting and transporting of hospital beds. The bed lifter includes an improved means of supporting the load of a bed and/or bed/patient combination during lifting and transportation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Peter Raymond March, Kenneth Ian Bell
  • Publication number: 20140186148
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lifting and transporting device. The device of the invention is useful for lifting and moving any object which has a pair of spaced apart wheels but is particularly adapted for the lifting and transporting of hospital beds. The bed lifter includes an improved means of engaging a bed and supporting the load of the bed or bed/patient combination during lifting and transportation by engaging the bed wheels and not the bed frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: AUSTECH & DESIGN PTY LTD
    Inventors: Peter Raymond March, Kenneth Ian Bell
  • Publication number: 20120293410
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are directed to an input device including a wearable ring shaped component that is supported on a finger and located between a finger tip and a knuckle of the wearer. The wearable component comprises a touch pad device that is located on an outward surface of the wearable ring shaped component. The touch pad device is contacted to provide an input command. The wearable component includes a transmitter to transmit the input command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventor: Ian Bell
  • Patent number: 8197798
    Abstract: The invention provides a hair treatment composition comprising a combination of a sugar, an aliphatic amino acid and a basic amino acid. The composition is particularly suitable for the treatment of hair which is dry, damaged and/or prone to manageability problems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Fraser Ian Bell, Karen Maria Devine, Ezat Khoshdel, Yann Leray, Teresa Lyons, Colina MacKay, Yvonne Christine Plant, Richard Skinner
  • Patent number: 8163752
    Abstract: Compounds of formula I: wherein variables A1, A2, B, m, n, J, R4, G1, G2, G3 and Y are as described herein, which are antagonists of CGRP receptors and which are useful in the treatment or prevention of diseases in which the CGRP is involved, such as migraine. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and the use of these compounds and compositions in the prevention or treatment of such diseases in which CGRP is involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Merck, Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Ian Bell, Craig A. Stump
  • Patent number: 8136559
    Abstract: A hand held electrically powered planer including a housing; an electric motor mounted within the housing; a work piece engaging shoe mounted on the underside of the housing having an aperture formed therethrough; and a cutting drum rotatably mounted within the housing, which is capable of being rotatably driven by the electric motor when the electric motor is activated. A part of the cutting drum protrudes through the aperture to engage a work piece. A cutting blade is mounted on the cutting drum. A rear handle is mounted on the housing and includes an elongate shaft attached at one end only to the rear of the housing and extends forward in a lengthwise direction over a portion of the housing toward the front end of the housing. A grip is mounted or formed on the elongate shaft and there is a front handle which is mounted on the free end of the shaft forward of the grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Isabell Rosenau, Ian Bell