Patents by Inventor John A. Dickinson

John A. Dickinson 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: 11497877
    Abstract: A blower unit for use as part of an integrated blower/humidification system is described. The blower unit has an outer casing, which encloses and forms part of the blower unit, the casing including an air inlet vent. The blower unit further includes a humidifier compartment for receiving a humidifier unit with a separate gases inlet and outlet, the compartment having a heater base for heating the contents of the humidifier unit. The compartment also has a blower inlet port which aligns with the humidifier unit inlet in use, the blower providing a gases path through the casing between the inlet vent and the inlet port. The blower unit also includes a fan for providing a pressurised gases stream along the gases path, and a power supply unit for powering the fan. The gases path is routed over the power supply unit in order to provide a cooling air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Venkata Subbarao Potharaju, Christie Jayne Stanton, Andrew Paul Maxwell Salmon, Yi-Cheng Sun, Hayden Briscoe, Samuel Frew, Steven John Worthington, Philip John Dickinson, Cameron Jon Haxton
  • Patent number: 11497881
    Abstract: A blower unit for use as part of an integrated blower/humidification system is described. The blower unit has an outer casing, which encloses and forms part of the blower unit, the casing including an air inlet vent. The blower unit further includes a humidifier compartment for receiving a humidifier unit with a separate gases inlet and outlet, the compartment having a heater base for heating the contents of the humidifier unit. The compartment also has a blower inlet port which aligns with the humidifier unit inlet in use, the blower providing a gases path through the casing between the inlet vent and the inlet port. The blower unit also includes a fan for providing a pressurised gases stream along the gases path, and a power supply unit for powering the fan. The gases path is routed over the power supply unit in order to provide a cooling air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Venkata Subbarao Potharaju, Christie Jayne Stanton, Andrew Paul Maxwell Salmon, Yi-Cheng Sun, Hayden Briscoe, Samuel Frew, Steven John Worthington, Philip John Dickinson, Cameron Jon Haxton
  • Publication number: 20220307554
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus for delivering a flow of gas having a controller, a housing defining a gasflow passage, a motor with an impeller to deliver gas through the gasflow passage, and a flexible printed circuit electrically connected to the motor for electrically connecting the motor to the controller. There is also provided an apparatus for delivering a flow of gas having a housing defining a gasflow passage. The gas flowing through the gasflow passage is a high concentration oxygen gas. The apparatus has a motor with windings and an impeller to deliver gas through the gasflow passage, and an elastomeric shield to pneumatically isolate the windings from the gasflow passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Philip John DICKINSON, Hayk Noobar Antranik YAGHOBIAN, Richard Daniel PANARA
  • Patent number: 11426554
    Abstract: A blower unit for use as part of an integrated blower/humidification system is described. The blower unit has an outer casing, which encloses and forms part of the blower unit, the casing including an air inlet vent. The blower unit further includes a humidifier compartment for receiving a humidifier unit with a separate gases inlet and outlet, the compartment having a heater base for heating the contents of the humidifier unit. The compartment also has a blower inlet port which aligns with the humidifier unit inlet in use, the blower providing a gases path through the casing between the inlet vent and the inlet port. The blower unit also includes a fan for providing a pressurised gases stream along the gases path, and a power supply unit for powering the fan. The gases path is routed over the power supply unit in order to provide a cooling air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Venkata Subbarao Potharaju, Christie Jayne Stanton, Andrew Paul Maxwell Salmon, Yi-Cheng Sun, Hayden Owen Briscoe, Samuel Frew, Steven John Worthington, Philip John Dickinson, Cameron Jon Haxton
  • Patent number: 11401974
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a flow of gas having: a controller; a housing defining a gas-flow passage flowing a high concentration oxygen gas; a motor with windings, resilient bearing mounts and an impeller to deliver the gas through the gas-flow passage; a flexible printed circuit electrically connecting the motor to the controller and sensor system; and an elastomeric shield to pneumatically isolate the windings from the gas-flow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Philip John Dickinson, Hayk Noobar Antranik Yaghobian, Richard Daniel Panara
  • Publication number: 20220228330
    Abstract: A portable barricade includes a road plate, first and second support posts extending upward from end portions of the road plate, a barricade arm extending between the first and second support posts, and a lift coupled one of the end portions of the barricade arm and a corresponding one of the first and second support posts. Actuation of the lift is configured to slide the barricade arm relative to the first and second support members between a retracted position proximate to the road plate and a deployed position distal from the road plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Harry D. Dickinson, David G. Dickinson, James John Burnett, Judy L. Manor
  • Patent number: 11384493
    Abstract: A portable barricade includes a road plate, first and second support posts extending upward from end portions of the road plate, a barricade arm extending between the first and second support posts, and a lift coupled one of the end portions of the barricade arm and a corresponding one of the first and second support posts. Actuation of the lift is configured to slide the barricade arm relative to the first and second support members between a retracted position proximate to the road plate and a deployed position distal from the road plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: DELTA SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Harry D. Dickinson, David G. Dickinson, James John Burnett, Judy L. Manor
  • Publication number: 20220206896
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to dynamically assign and relocate object fragments in distributed storage systems are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Paul E. Luse, John Dickinson, Samuel Merritt, Clay Gerrard
  • Publication number: 20220126054
    Abstract: A blower unit for use as part of an integrated blower/humidification system is described. The blower unit has an outer casing, which encloses and forms part of the blower unit, the casing including an air inlet vent. The blower unit further includes a humidifier compartment for receiving a humidifier unit with a separate gases inlet and outlet, the compartment having a heater base for heating the contents of the humidifier unit. The compartment also has a blower inlet port which aligns with the humidifier unit inlet in use, the blower providing a gases path through the casing between the inlet vent and the inlet port. The blower unit also includes a fan for providing a pressurised gases stream along the gases path, and a power supply unit for powering the fan. The gases path is routed over the power supply unit in order to provide a cooling air flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Venkata Subbarao Potharaju, Christie Jayne Stanton, Andrew Paul Maxwell Salmon, Yi-Cheng Sun, Hayden Briscoe, Samuel Frew, Steven John Worthington, Philip John Dickinson, Cameron Jon Haxton
  • Publication number: 20220031994
    Abstract: A blower unit for use as part of an integrated blower/humidification system is described. The blower unit has an outer casing, which encloses and forms part of the blower unit, the casing including an air inlet vent. The blower unit further includes a humidifier compartment for receiving a humidifier unit with a separate gases inlet and outlet, the compartment having a heater base for heating the contents of the humidifier unit. The compartment also has a blower inlet port which aligns with the humidifier unit inlet in use, the blower providing a gases path through the casing between the inlet vent and the inlet port. The blower unit also includes a fan for providing a pressurised gases stream along the gases path, and a power supply unit for powering the fan. The gases path is routed over the power supply unit in order to provide a cooling air flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Venkata Subbarao Potharaju, Christie Jayne Stanton, Andrew Paul Maxwell Salmon, Yi-Cheng Sun, Hayden Briscoe, Samuel Frew, Steven John Worthington, Philip John Dickinson, Cameron Jon Haxton
  • Publication number: 20220023576
    Abstract: A breathing assistance apparatus has a housing with an engagement feature and an electrical component in the housing and a removable component. The electrical component has a receptacle. The removable component has an electrical connector that is a close or tight fit in the receptacle of the electrical component to assist with holding the removable component in connection with the electrical component. The removable component has a tab with a terminal end portion that can be flexed relative to the rest of the removable component. An engagement feature is provided on the terminal end portion of the tab and engages with the engagement feature of the housing to inhibit disconnection of the removable component from the housing in the absence of actuating the terminal end portion of the removable component to flex the tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Andre Van Schalkwyk, Rachel Adeline Miller, Stephen William Kavermann, Ella Marie Meisel, Alexander Edwin Mackenzie, Oliver Michael Clarke, Philip John Dickinson, Samuel Mathew Sanson, Hayk Noobar Antranik Yaghobian
  • Publication number: 20220013791
    Abstract: A catalyst layer comprising: (i) a platinum-containing electrocatalyst; (ii) oxygen evolution reaction electrocatalyst; (iii) one or more carbonaceous materials selected from the group consisting of graphite, nanofibres, nanotubes, nanographene platelets and low surface area, heat-treated carbon blacks wherein the one or more carbonaceous materials do not support the platinum-containing electrocatalyst; and (iv) proton-conducting polymer and its use in an electrochemical device is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Sarah Louise BURTON, Angus John DICKINSON, Julie O'SULLIVAN
  • Patent number: 11185815
    Abstract: A plasma abatement process for abating effluent containing compounds from a processing chamber is described. A plasma abatement process takes gaseous foreline effluent from a processing chamber, such as a deposition chamber, and reacts the effluent within a plasma chamber placed in the foreline path. The plasma dissociates the compounds within the effluent, converting the effluent into more benign compounds. Abating reagents may assist in the abating of the compounds. The abatement process may be a volatizing or a condensing abatement process. Representative volatilizing abating reagents include, for example, CH4, H2O, H2, NF3, SF6, F2, HCl, HF, Cl2, and HBr. Representative condensing abating reagents include, for example, H2, H2O, O2, N2, O3, CO, CO2, NH3, N2O, CH4, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Cox, Monique McIntosh, Colin John Dickinson, Paul E. Fisher, Yutaka Tanaka, Zheng Yuan
  • Patent number: 11182248
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to dynamically assign and relocate object fragments in distributed storage systems are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul E. Luse, John Dickinson, Samuel Merritt, Clay Gerrard
  • Publication number: 20210346635
    Abstract: The invention relates to a breathing assistance apparatus that may be configured to reduce the risk of damage to electronics within the apparatus as a result of liquid leaks within the apparatus or impacts to the apparatus. In other forms, the apparatus may be configured to allow for easy assembly and/or safe operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Douglas Richard Wright, Peter Lawrence Grylls, Andrew Paul Maxwell Salmon, Philip John Dickinson, Yi-Cheng Sun, Silvan Terence Butler, Sergiu Constantin Filip, Samuel William Saunders, Andrew Martin Letton
  • Patent number: 11158867
    Abstract: A catalyst layer including: (i) a platinum-containing electrocatalyst; (ii) an oxygen evolution reaction electrocatalyst; (iii) one or more carbonaceous materials selected from the group consisting of graphite, nanofibres, nanotubes, nanographene platelets and low surface area, heat-treated carbon blacks wherein the one or more carbonaceous materials do not support the platinum-containing electrocatalyst; and (iv) a proton-conducting polymer and its use in an electrochemical device are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells Limited
    Inventors: Sarah Louise Burton, Angus John Dickinson, Julie O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11110392
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for treating an exhaust gas in a foreline of a substrate processing system are provided herein. In some embodiments, a method for treating an exhaust gas in an exhaust conduit of a substrate processing system includes: flowing an exhaust gas from a process chamber into a plasma source via a foreline; injecting a reagent into the foreline; forming a plasma in the plasma source from the exhaust gas and the reagent; and injecting a cleaning gas into the foreline, wherein the cleaning gas and the reagent are different gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Colin John Dickinson, Mehran Moalem, Daniel O. Clark
  • Patent number: 11083866
    Abstract: A breathing assistance apparatus that comprises a housing with inner and outer walls and an upper surface, wherein the walls and upper surface are integrally formed as a single part to avoid seams or joins between the walls to reduce the risk of damage to electronics within the apparatus as a result of liquid leaks. Also disclosed is a control system for a heating element of a humidifier which provides a secondary or back up protection mechanism to disable power to the heating element if a first electronic protection circuit does not cause the first switching member to disable power to the heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Douglas Richard Wright, Peter Lawrence Grylls, Andrew Paul Maxwell Salmon, Philip John Dickinson, Yi-Cheng Sun, Silvan Terence Butler, Sergiu Constantin Filip, Samuel William Saunders, Andrew Martin Letton
  • Publication number: 20210196919
    Abstract: A breathing assistance unit for providing pressurized heated humidified air to a user increases user compliance. The breathing assistance unit generates positive emotional and cognitive states of a user about the therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Venkata Subbarao Potharaju, Christie Jayne Stanton, Andrew Paul Maxwell Salmon, Yi-Cheng Sun, Hayden Owen Briscoe, Samuel Frew, Steven John Worthington, Philip John Dickinson, Cameron Jon Haxton, Robin Lynn Randolph
  • Patent number: 10970256
    Abstract: A technique is applied to eventually converge on a single data storage strategy for any set of object data which had an inconsistent data storage strategy applied during storage while there was a network partition. This state could occur in instances of a highly available distributed object storage system which can store objects according to multiple data storage strategies. Upon the healing of a network partition, the technique discovers if multiple data storage strategies were applied to the object data stored during a network partition, deterministically identifies which data storage strategy represents the correct strategy, for example based on the log of state transitions requested by the client according to the API contract, and ensures that this strategy is consistently applied to all object data in the collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Clay Gerrard, Paul Luse, Samuel N. Merritt, John Dickinson