Patents by Inventor Ian Webb

Ian Webb 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: 20200044830
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture (e.g., physical storage media) to implement contextual key management for data encryption are disclosed. Example apparatus disclosed herein to perform contextual encryption key management, which are also referred to herein as contextual key managers, include an example context discoverer to discover context information associated with a request to access first encrypted data. Such disclosed example apparatus also include an example contextual key mapper to identify a combination of context rules associated with a key that is to provide access to the first encrypted data, validate the context information associated with the request based on the combination of context rules associated with the key to determine whether the request to access the first encrypted data is valid, and obtain the key from a key management service when the request to access the first encrypted data is valid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Ian Gargett, Shashank Visweswara, Wayne Helm Gibson, David Paul Webb
  • Patent number: 10519821
    Abstract: A valve system for an engine includes two cams each having a follower, a summation lever coupled to the followers, a lash adjuster, a valve actuating rocker pivotably coupled to the summation lever and resting on the lash adjuster, a control spring urging the summation lever to compress the lash adjuster, a stop limiting an expansion of the control spring, a bore, a plunger which moves in the bore, and an abutment surface. The control spring acts on the summation lever via the plunger. A plunger end engages with the summation lever. A point of contact between the plunger and the summation lever is displaced in a direction transverse to a plunger axis during a pivoting movement of the summation lever. A plunger shoulder is arranged a distance from the plunger end to contact the abutment surface to limit a plunger displacement in a direction compressing the lash adjuster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: MECHADYNE INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Ian Methley, Timothy Mark Lancefield, Mark Walton, Kyle Webb
  • Publication number: 20190360369
    Abstract: A valve system for an engine includes two cams each having a follower, a summation lever coupled to the followers, a lash adjuster, a valve actuating rocker pivotably coupled to the summation lever and resting on the lash adjuster, a control spring urging the summation lever to compress the lash adjuster, a stop limiting an expansion of the control spring, a bore, a plunger which moves in the bore, and an abutment surface. The control spring acts on the summation lever via the plunger. A plunger end engages with the summation lever. A point of contact between the plunger and the summation lever is displaced in a direction transverse to a plunger axis during a pivoting movement of the summation lever. A plunger shoulder is arranged a distance from the plunger end to contact the abutment surface to limit a plunger displacement in a direction compressing the lash adjuster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: MECHADYNE INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: IAN METHLEY, TIMOTHY MARK LANCEFIELD, MARK WALTON, KYLE WEBB
  • Publication number: 20180215519
    Abstract: A method of producing a container for retaining fluid, the method comprises the steps of: providing a blank which, when assembled, forms a container; folding the blank along one or more fold lines across the blank's width to form a substantially rectangular side wall such that first and second ends of the substantially rectangular side wall are brought into close proximity; sealing the first and second ends of the substantially rectangular side wall to one another; deforming one or more deformable portions which span across the one or more fold lines such that the deformable portions are disposed inwardly in order to force the remainder of the side wall outwards to create an opening within the blank; and sealing a base around the circumference of a first edge of the side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventor: Ian WEBB
  • Publication number: 20180135793
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fire-resistant pipe couplings (100) for connecting together two plain-ended pipes in a fluid-tight manner. The pipe coupling (100) comprises: a tubular casing comprising: an outer tubular casing (102); and an inner tubular casing (104), fitting entirely inside the outer casing (102); a tubular sealing gasket (106) disposed within the inner tubular casing (104); and means (116) for tensioning the casing around the gasket (106). The casing further comprises: at least one layer of fire-resistant material (124) disposed between the inner (104) and outer (102) casings; and at least one layer of thermally-insulating material (128) disposed between the tubular sealing gasket (106) and the inner casing (104), whereby the outer casing (102) and tubular sealing gasket (106) are thermally insulated from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Ian WEBB, Neil John Thornton TAYLOR
  • Publication number: 20170232445
    Abstract: A device for breaking glass articles, such as bottles, the device comprising an inlet to receive an article. A conduit links the inlet with a glass-breaking chamber, and the chamber houses a glass-breaking member, said glass-breaking member being rotatably mounted for rotation in a vertical plane, and to impact a bottle as a bottle enters the chamber. A motor is linked via a horizontally rotating axle to rotate the glass-breaking member. An obliquely mounted crusher plate is located such that as the glass-breaking member rotates and impacts a glass article, which is forced against the crusher plate by the glass-breaking member to aid breakage of a glass article. A collector is included in which broken glass is retained ready for removal from the device. An intermediate collector is also included to temporarily retain broken glass, including a release valve allowing broken glass to pass from the intermediate collector to the collector, via an aperture therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Ian WEBB, Peter ANCKETILL
  • Patent number: 9707566
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a glass disposal system. A device (10) for breaking glass articles is provided, which comprises an inlet (12) and an outlet (26) in fhrkl communication with one another and having a rotating member (16) interposed therebetween. The rotating member (16) is attached to, and capable of being rotated by, a motor (24). The inlet (12) to the device (10) opens onto the rotatable member (16) and the outlet (26) is substantially tangential to the rotatable member (16). The rotatable member (16) comprises portions to create an overall flow of air from the inlet (12) towards the outlet (26), and subsequently expels the particles of the broken object away from the rotatable member (16) through the outlet (26). The invention extends to a conduit (60) for the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: GLASSBUSTERS LIMITED
    Inventors: Ian Webb, Peter Ancketill
  • Publication number: 20150251190
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a glass disposal system. A device (10) for breaking glass articles is provided, which comprises an inlet (12) and an outlet (26) in fhrkl communication with one another and having a rotating member (16) interposed therebetween. The rotating member (16) is attached to, and capable of being rotated by, a motor (24). The inlet (12) to the device (10) opens onto the rotatable member (16) and the outlet (26) is substantially tangential to the rotatable member (16). The rotatable member (16) comprises portions to create an overall flow of air from the inlet (12) towards the outlet (26), and subsequently expels the particles of the broken object away from the rotatable member (16) through the outlet (26). The invention extends to a conduit (60) for the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Ian Webb, Peter Ancketill
  • Publication number: 20150083685
    Abstract: According to a first embodiment, a feeding bottle comprises a vessel, collar, and nipple. The nipple comprises a base portion, a teat portion, an areola portion allowing movement of the teat portion towards and away from the base portion. According to a second embodiment, a feeding bottle comprises a vessel, collar, nipple and handle portion removeably secured to the vessel by the collar. The invention includes a flexible region or regions to provide a more natural feeding by closely mimicking the human breast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Jackel International Limited
    Inventors: Arnold Rees, Ian Webb, Mark Armstrong, Tom Cotton
  • Patent number: 8910810
    Abstract: According to a first embodiment, a feeding bottle comprises a vessel, collar, and nipple. The nipple comprises a base portion, a teat portion, an areola portion allowing movement of the teat portion towards and away from the base portion. According to a second embodiment, a feeding bottle comprises a vessel, collar, nipple and handle portion removeably secured to the vessel by the collar. The invention includes a flexible region or regions to provide a more natural feeding by closely mimicking the human breast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Jackel International Limited
    Inventors: Arnold Rees, Ian Webb, Mark Armstrong, Tom Cotton
  • Publication number: 20130200031
    Abstract: According to a first embodiment, a feeding bottle comprises a vessel, collar, and nipple. The nipple comprises a base portion, a teat portion, an areola portion allowing movement of the teat portion towards and away from the base portion. According to a second embodiment, a feeding bottle comprises a vessel, collar, nipple and handle portion removeably secured to the vessel by the collar. The invention includes a flexible region or regions to provide a more natural feeding by closely mimicking the human breast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: JACKEL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Arnold Rees, Ian Webb, Tom Cotton, Mark Armstrong
  • Patent number: 8386376
    Abstract: Processes for reducing fraud risk in credit transactions, particularly those involving airline ticket purchases, include collecting the following additional transaction variables and their use in real-time authorization decisions: credit card holder name, reservation code, passenger name, origin city, destination city, travel date, routing description, class of service, e-ticket indicator, number of passengers traveling and carrier code. The additional transaction variables received during a transaction involving the purchase of airline tickets are passed, in addition to the transaction variables traditionally included in a real-time authorizations request, to a fraud risk evaluation model maintained by a financial institution or other entity responsible for authorizing a payment for the transaction. The fraud-risk models use historical behavior and optimal risk decision-making factors to authorize or reject the transaction in real time, without slowing standard authorization processing times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristin Hoyne Gomes, Stuart Goulden, Vernon Marshall, Sabyasachi Mohanty, Ian Webb
  • Patent number: 8251340
    Abstract: A mat having a resiliently deformable mat portion and a securing element provided thereon for securing an item attached thereto against movement and relative to the mat portion is provided. The mat is arranged to grip a support surface on which the mat portion is laid, in use, by formation of at least a partial vacuum between the mat portion and the support surface upon deformation of the mat portion. The mat comprises a projection arranged to urge the item away from the mat when held by the mat, thereby to create a deformation in the mat portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Jackel International Limited
    Inventors: Ian Webb, Mark Armstrong, Tom Cotton
  • Patent number: 8181800
    Abstract: According to a first embodiment, a nipple for a feeding bottle or a soother comprises a base portion, a teat portion, an areola portion and a flex region allowing flexing of the teat portion towards and away from the areola portion. According to a second embodiment, a nipple for a feeding bottle or soother is provided with a helical flow formation on the inner face of the teat, which allows continuous flow of liquid even when the teat is collapsed via the helical flow path which allows extension at the teat, in particular rotational or torsional extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Jackel International Limited
    Inventors: Arnold Rees, Ian Webb, Mark Armstrong, Tom Cotton
  • Publication number: 20120010050
    Abstract: A projectile launcher for launching a projectile is provided. The projectile launcher is arranged to be connected to a trampoline having a frame and a jumping mat, the jumping mat connected to the frame by resilient members, the projectile launcher including a propulsion element adapted to provide a motive force to propel a projectile and an energy extraction element arranged to be connected to a trampoline and to extract energy from the action of a user bouncing on the trampoline to provide power to the propulsion element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: TUBE PLASTICS LIMITED
    Inventors: Gary Smith, Christopher Martyn-Smith, Ian Webb
  • Patent number: D642435
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Jackel International Limited
    Inventors: Paul Schofield, Ian Webb, Mark Armstrong, Tom Cotton
  • Patent number: D642436
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Jackel International Limited
    Inventors: Paul Schofield, Ian Webb, Mark Armstrong, Tom Cotton
  • Patent number: D642865
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Jackel International Limited
    Inventors: Paul Schofield, Ian Webb, Mark Armstrong, Tom Cotton
  • Patent number: D642866
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Jackel International Limited
    Inventors: Paul Schofield, Ian Webb, Mark Armstrong, Tom Cotton
  • Patent number: D856790
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TAYLOR KERR (COUPLINGS) LIMITED DISRAELI HOUSE
    Inventor: Ian Webb