Patents by Inventor Ian MacPherson

Ian MacPherson 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: 20210155264
    Abstract: Improved passenger access and suspension systems for passenger buses, and controllers configured for use therewith; and passenger buses incorporating such systems and controllers. Integration of access ramp, door, suspension, charge interface, and other systems provides improvements in fully- or semi-automatic deployment of features such as passenger doors and ramps, and charge interface components, as well as navigation to passenger access points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Ian MacPherson, James Allan Heuchert, John Kit, Tomasz Cychowski, Kirk Burcar, Farah Shah, Matthew Weselowski
  • Patent number: 10835428
    Abstract: Improved passenger access and suspension systems for passenger buses, and controllers configured for use therewith; and passenger buses incorporating such systems and controllers. Integrated access ramp and suspension systems provide improvements in fully- or semi-automatic ramp deployment, including minimum-grade modes, as well as ride control and automated suspension and ramp configuration in specified geographic locations or within specified proximities of structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: New Flyer Industries Canada ULC
    Inventors: Robert Ian MacPherson, James Heuchert, John Kit, Tomasz Cychowski, Kirk Burcar
  • Publication number: 20190083334
    Abstract: Improved passenger access and suspension systems for passenger buses, and controllers configured for use therewith; and passenger buses incorporating such systems and controllers. Integrated access ramp and suspension systems provide improvements in fully- or semi-automatic ramp deployment, including minimum-grade modes, as well as ride control and automated suspension and ramp configuration in specified geographic locations or within specified proximities of structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Ian MacPherson, James Heuchert, John Kit, Tomasz Cychowski, Kirk Burkar
  • Publication number: 20180366157
    Abstract: A video storage apparatus is described which stores and provides access to a video sequence of images. The apparatus comprises an array of storage devices, each image in the sequence being stored on at least one of the storage devices in the array, or being distributed across the array of storage devices with each portion being independently reproducible. A driver is provided, the driver being operable to access the video sequence by reading images in time order from the array of storage devices, temporally adjacent ones of the images, or different portions of the same image, being read by the driver from different storage devices in the array. In this way, an array of independent drives can be used to store video and allow much faster access to the stored video than would be the case with a single drive, and in a way which is more robust to drive failure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Richard BROWN, Richard NEALE, Ian MACPHERSON
  • Publication number: 20150038382
    Abstract: A gear oil composition, a method for operating an automotive gear, and a method for improving performance of a gear oil that includes a) a major amount of a base oil having a lubricating viscosity; b) a polysulfide extreme pressure agent; and c) a reaction product of an acylated copolymer and a polyamine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: AFTON CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ian MACPHERSON, Donald Robert BELL, Akhilesh DUGGAL
  • Patent number: 8865633
    Abstract: A gear oil composition, a method for operating an automotive gear, and a method for improving performance of a gear oil that includes a) a major amount of a base oil having a lubricating viscosity; b) a polysulfide extreme pressure agent; and c) a reaction product of an acylated copolymer and a polyamine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Afton Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Ian MacPherson, Donald Robert Bell, Akhilesh Duggal
  • Publication number: 20130053288
    Abstract: A gear oil composition, a method for operating an automotive gear, and a method for improving performance of a gear oil that includes a) a major amount of a base oil having a lubricating viscosity; b) a polysulfide extreme pressure agent; and c) a reaction product of an acylated copolymer and a polyamine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: AFTON CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ian MACPHERSON, Donald Robert BELL, Akhilesh DUGGAL
  • Patent number: 8262982
    Abstract: An apparatus for the removal and replacement of a lid on a metallurgical transport vessel such as a ladle or a torpedo car. The apparatus comprises a frame, means for supporting the frame such that the vessel may be moved into position thereunder, a linkage including at least one lifting member pivotally connected to the frame, and at least one actuator connected to the linkage. The actuator is operable to move the lifting member such that when the vessel is moved to a designated position below the apparatus, the lifting member can be moved by the actuator and linkage from a first position providing clearance above the vessel, through a curved path to an intermediate position where it engages the lid, providing a vertical lifting force and a horizontal hinge releasing force to the lid, and to a second position where the lid is raised to a sufficient height to clear the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Hatch Ltd.
    Inventors: Song Leng, David Henry Rudge, Peter Ian Macpherson, Michael Aaron Jeske
  • Publication number: 20110306332
    Abstract: A network element comprises a management logic module and a translator service logic module arranged to be operably coupled to each of: a communication access point via a first communication link, an auto configuration server (ACS) logic module via a second communication link, and an Element Management System (EMS) associated with the communication access point via a third communication link. The translator service logic module is arranged to receive a connection request from the ACS logic module and transmit the connection request to the communication access point via the first communication link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventor: Ian Macpherson
  • Publication number: 20110133373
    Abstract: An apparatus for the removal and replacement of a lid on a metallurgical transport vessel such as a ladle or a torpedo car. The apparatus comprises a frame, means for supporting the frame such that the vessel may be moved into position thereunder, a linkage including at least one lifting member pivotally connected to the frame, and at least one actuator connected to the linkage. The actuator is operable to move the lifting member such that when the vessel is moved to a designated position below the apparatus, the lifting member can be moved by the actuator and linkage from a first position providing clearance above the vessel, through a curved path to an intermediate position where it engages the lid, providing a vertical lifting force and a horizontal hinge releasing force to the lid, and to a second position where the lid is raised to a sufficient height to clear the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: HATCH LTD.
    Inventors: Song Leng, David Henry Rudge, Peter Ian Macpherson, Michael Aaron Jeske
  • Patent number: 7780746
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a method of enhancing a fuel value for a used or waste lubricating oil, lubricating oils having improved combustion and emission characteristics, and a business method for distributing and using waste oils as components of primary combustion fuels. In one embodiment, there is provided a lubricating oil composition having improved combustion and emission properties when burned as a used lubricating oil composition. The lubricating oil composition includes a major amount of oil of lubricating viscosity and a minor combustion improving amount of a combustion improving additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Afton Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Ian Macpherson, Allen A. Aradi, David Cleaver
  • Publication number: 20100152078
    Abstract: A lubricant additive composition having environmentally compatible characteristics as defined by European Council Directive 67/548/EEC is disclosed. Such a composition may include components selected from non-persistent materials, non-bioaccumulative materials, or non-toxic materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: Ian MacPherson, Ann Pettigrew
  • Publication number: 20090071067
    Abstract: Fuel additive packages and fuel compositions, suitable for use with solid fuels, having environmentally compatible characteristics as defined by European Council Directive 67/548/EEC is disclosed. Such additive packages and compositions may include components selected from non-persistent materials, non-bioaccumulative materials, and/or or non-toxic materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventors: IAN MACPHERSON, THOMAS G. QUINN, MICHAEL W. MEFFERT
  • Patent number: 7491149
    Abstract: A fluid display arrangement is disclosed for a rolling-traction continuously-variable ratio transmission unit in which drive is transmitted from one race to another by at least one rotating roller whose outer circumference engages the races, the fluid supply arrangement comprising a shroud mounted in proximity to the roller and a fluid supply conduit, and being characterised in that the shroud has an inner surface providing a circumferential portion adjacent the roller's outer circumference and two radially extending portions adjacent respective flanks of the roller, a fluid receiving chamber being thereby defined between the roller and the shroud, and the fluid supply conduit being arranged to deliver fluid into the fluid receiving chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Torotrak (Development) Limited
    Inventors: Christopher John Greenwood, Robert John Bonner Flaxman, Graham Briffett, Ian MacPherson
  • Publication number: 20090031614
    Abstract: Fuel additive packages and fuel compositions having environmentally compatible characteristics as defined by European Council Directive 67/548/EEC is disclosed. Such additive packages and compositions may include components selected from non-persistent materials, non-bioaccumulative materials, or non-toxic materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventors: Ian MacPherson, Joseph W. Roos, Thomas G. Quinn
  • Publication number: 20080274921
    Abstract: A lubricant additive composition having environmentally compatible characteristics as defined by European Council Directive 67/548/EEC is disclosed. Such a composition may include components selected from non-persistent materials, non-bioaccumulative materials, or non-toxic materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventors: Ian MacPherson, Ann Pettigrew
  • Publication number: 20080076685
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a method of enhancing a fuel value for a used or waste lubricating oil, lubricating oils having improved combustion and emission characteristics, and a business method for distributing and using waste oils as components of primary combustion fuels. In one embodiment, there is provided a lubricating oil composition having improved combustion and emission properties when burned as a used lubricating oil composition. The lubricating oil composition includes a major amount of oil of lubricating viscosity and a minor combustion improving amount of a combustion improving additive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventors: Ian Macpherson, Allen A. Aradi, David Cleaver
  • Publication number: 20070066495
    Abstract: A lubricant composition, uses for the lubricant composition, and methods of lubricating devices using the lubricant composition. The lubricant composition includes base oil component having a first base oil derived from a gaseous source, and optionally, a second base oil derived from a liquid petroleum source. The base oil component of the lubricant composition includes from about 5 to about 100 percent by weight of the base oil derived from a gaseous source. An additive and a solubilizing agent selected from the group consisting of an adipate ester, a polyol ester, an alkylated naphthalene, an alkylated sulfone, a naphthenic base oil, an aromatic base oil, an akylated benzene, and a combination of two or more of the foregoing agents are also included in the lubricant composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2005
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Inventor: Ian Macpherson
  • Publication number: 20060139233
    Abstract: Image display apparatus (2) for displaying composite images, which image display apparatus (2) comprises a primary image source (4), at least one secondary image source (6), first distortion, means (12) for distorting the image geometry of the secondary image source (6) such that the image geometry of the secondary image source (6) matches that of the primary image source (4), combining means (18) for combining images from the primary image source (4) with the distorted images from the secondary image source (6), second distortion means (20) for distorting the composite images, and display means (22) for displaying the composite images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2004
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Inventors: Adam Neale, Ian Macpherson, Richard Brown
  • Patent number: 6985272
    Abstract: Image display apparatus comprising projector means, optical means for splitting incident light, a first modulator for modulating red light, a second modulator for modulating green light, a third modulator for modulating blue light, optical means for recombining the combined modulated red light, green light and blue light, and control means for controlling the operation of the first, second, third and fourth modulators such that the dynamic range of the image display apparatus is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: SEOS Limited
    Inventors: Raymond John Bridgwater, Anirudh Luthra, John Robert Harding, Geoffrey Howard Blackham, Ian MacPherson