Patents by Inventor John Cox

John Cox 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: 20170138506
    Abstract: The present invention provides a flow apparatus (10) having a flow control valve (12) having a housing (14), an aperture (16), an aperture obturator (18) and an actuator (20) for moving said obturator (16) between a first closed position and multiple open positions (B-L), characterised by a valve position monitor (21) for monitoring the position of the valve (12) and comprising a plurality of discrete sensors (28a to 28e) associated with a plurality of open positions (B-L) of said valve for monitoring the presence or absence of one or more members (26) movable with said valve (12). The arrangement may be used to monitor the valve position and such monitoring may be of use in the prediction of the amount of fluid remaining within a cylinder (32) to which it has been attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: LINDE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Michael John COX, John Andrew GOLBY, Alan Edward GREEN, Piers LAMBERT
  • Patent number: 9646390
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and computer readable media are provided for image compression. Edge elements of an image comprising pixels are established by analyzing pixel values associated with the pixels of the image. The edge elements are organized in an edge data structure having at least two dimensions. The edge data structure is compacted along a first dimension by arranging the established edge elements adjacent to each other along the first dimension in a compacted edge data structure. Compressed edges in a second dimension in the compacted edge data structure are determined by: determining edge elements to be joined along a second dimension in the compacted edge data structure based on pixel values of neighboring edge elements, along the second dimension, in the compacted edge data structure; and compressing the image by encoding formed edges, the edges being formed by joining the determined edge elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Philip John Cox
  • Patent number: 9601097
    Abstract: A method of communicating musical sound control data over a wireless network that includes receiving a plurality of data commands formatted according to a MIDI protocol; assigning a packet sequence number to each of the data commands to form a plurality of historical data payload packets; storing the historical data payload packets in a buffer; receiving at a wireless interface device an acknowledgment message having a feedback sequence number; removing from the buffer selected historical payload packets of the plurality of stored historical data payload packets, each of the selected historical data payload packets having a packet sequence number that is the same as or less than the feedback sequence number, such that the buffer stores non-selected data commands, each of the non-selected data commands associated with a packet sequence number greater than the feedback sequence number; and transmitting the non-selected historical payload packets over a wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Zivix, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Robert Nelson, Allen James Heidorn, Robert John Cox
  • Patent number: 9562330
    Abstract: A resilient railway rail fastening clip (3) has successive first to seventh portions (31 to 37), where in a non-operative configuration, the first and seventh portions (31, 37) form leg portions lying in a first plane (P), the second and sixth portions extend substantially away from and above the first plane (P), at least parts of the third and fifth portions (33, 35) extend towards and above the first plane (P) with their longitudinal axes lying substantially in a second plane (R) that intersects the first plane (P) at a first acute angle ?, and the fourth portion (34) extends substantially in or below the first plane (P) with its longitudinal axis lying substantially in a third plane (Q) that intersects the first plane (P) at a second acute angle ?, where 0°<?<?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Pandrol Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Gardner, Stephen John Cox
  • Patent number: 9545255
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the endoluminal revision of previously performed obesity procedures which have failed are described. One or more endoluminal instruments may be advanced per-orally into the previously formed failed pouch where a number of different procedures can be performed. One or more tissue folds can be formed and secured to reduce the size of the pouch, or the stoma connecting the pouch to the intestinal tract can be reduced in size using endoluminally deployed tissue anchors. These procedures can be performed entirely from within the pouch lumen or upon the exterior surface of the pouch via transgastric entry of the instruments into the peritoneal cavity of a patient. Alternatively, the interior tissue within the pouch can be injured or sclerosed to shrink the pouch lumen. In another alternative, a length of the Roux limb can be shortened endoluminally to create a malabsorptive region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: USGI Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Cox, Tracy Maahs, Richard C. Ewers, Eugene Chen, Cang Lam, Lee Swanstrom
  • Publication number: 20160367832
    Abstract: A photodynamic therapy lamp includes two lamp modules comprising an array of LEDs. Each of the lamp modules is movable between a first position in which an angle between the lamp modules is from 157 degrees to 180 degrees, and a second position in which the angle between the lamp modules is from 50 degrees to 70 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Ross Peter Jones, Michael John Cox, Euan Morrison
  • Publication number: 20160324395
    Abstract: A dual function cleaning nozzle assembly for prewashing kitchen utensils. The cleaning nozzle includes air and fluid inlets. The air inlet is coupled to an air conduit which includes a first control valve, and the fluid inlet is coupled to a fluid conduit which includes a second control valve. A lever or button is coupled to a first valve for discharging pressurized air through the air conduit. The air and fluid conduits are coupled to an outlet chamber which has a spray head. Compressed air is discharged from the spray head for allowing kitchen utensils to be prewashed with air. The lever or button is further coupled to a second valve for discharging pressurized fluid through the fluid conduit. The fluid conduit is also coupled to the outlet chamber for allowing a discharge of pressurized air and fluid to be sprayed from the nozzle to further prewash the kitchen utensils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: John Cox, Paul N. Kirpes, Amber R. Kirpes
  • Publication number: 20160322649
    Abstract: There is disclosed a spiral-wound electrochemical cell and components thereof, and aspiral-wound electrochemical cell for forming a chemical reaction product, comprising at least one electrode pair wound about a central axis. The present invention generally relates to configurations, arrangements or designs for gas, liquid and/or electrical conduits, pathways, connections, channels, arrangements or the like, in electro-chemical cells that are spiral-wound or have a spiral configuration, arrangement or design, and methods for their fabrication. More specifically, in various forms, the present invention relates to a core element, end cap(s), an external element containing or providing gas/liquid plumbing and/or electrical connections that provide improved functionality and reduced cost electro-chemical cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Gerhard Frederick SWIEGERS, David John COX, Deborah DE LA CRUZ, Samuel DE LA CRUZ, Steven Duwayne KLOOS, Paul Soo-Hock KHOO, Fletcher William THOMPSON, Andrew NATTESTAD, Dennis ANTIOHOS, Stephen Thomas BEIRNE
  • Patent number: 9399146
    Abstract: A photodynamic therapy lamp includes two lamp modules comprising an array of LEDs. Each of the lamp modules is movable between a first position in which an angle between the lamp modules is from 157 degrees to 180 degrees, and a second position in which the angle between the lamp modules is from 50 degrees to 70 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Photocure ASA
    Inventors: Ross Peter Jones, Michael John Cox, Euan Morrison
  • Patent number: 9388635
    Abstract: In an apparatus of the type comprising a first assembly, a second assembly, an orientable rotatable connection between the first assembly and the second assembly, and a control device associated with the orientable rotatable connection, a method for controlling the actuation of the control device. Particular embodiments of the method include comparing an actual orientation of the second assembly with a target orientation, actuating the control device to perform a control device actuation cycle if the actual orientation is not acceptable, determining an updated actual orientation of the second assembly, comparing the updated actual orientation with the target orientation, and repeating the control device actuation cycle if the updated target orientation is not acceptable. A first exemplary embodiment of the method represents a target approach to achieving the target orientation. A second exemplary embodiment of the method represents an incremental approach to achieving the target orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Terence Allan Schroter, Alben D'Silva, Stephen Daniel Lloyd, Tim John Cox, Sheldon Kryger
  • Patent number: 9364942
    Abstract: An impact wrench, includes a housing including a handle. A rotating anvil is supported by the housing and includes a polygonal head adapted for receiving a socket thereon. A socket retention device is mounted to the polygonal head of the rotating anvil for securing a socket to the polygonal head. A socket release mechanism includes an actuator mounted to the housing and operable to disengage the socket retention device from the socket to allow the socket to be removed from the anvil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Puzio, Robert J. Opsitos, Robert G. Kusmierski, Robert S. Gehret, John Cox, Craig A. Schell, Michael Haupt, Joseph Kelleher
  • Patent number: 9340929
    Abstract: An anchoring device for use in a railway rail fastening assembly which employs a resilient railway rail fastening clip to fasten a railway rail, comprises a body having a front portion which is configured to provide a first load bearing surface extending alongside the rail foot when the device is in use, and first and second side faces respectively located on opposite sides of the body and configured to extend transversely away from the first portion. The device comprises first and second projecting portions, the first projecting portion extending outwardly from the first side face of the body and providing a first additional load bearing surface which is set back from the first load bearing surface, and the second projecting portion extending outwardly from the second side face of the body and providing a second additional load bearing surface which is set back from the first load bearing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: PANDROL LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen John Cox, David Christopher Herron
  • Patent number: 9315947
    Abstract: In a railway rail fastening clip 1 for fastening a railway rail to an underlying rail foundation, which clip 1 is formed of an elongate plate shaped such that a central region 11 of the plate has in profile the form of a letter C, a first end region of the plate extending from one side of the central region 11 of the plate to form a substantially planar base portion 12 of the clip for engaging a rail fastening anchoring device secured to the rail foundation and a second end region of the plate extending from the opposite side of the central region 11 of the plate to form a toe portion 13 of the clip for bearing on a foot of the railway rail, such that in profile the second end region extends further than the first end region, the toe portion of the clip is provided with a throughhole 14 which is arranged such that, when the clip is in its operative configuration, part or all of the throughhole 14 lies above the foot of the rail, the throughhole being configured to receive a corresponding spigot 25 of a toe in
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: PANDROL LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen John Cox, Christopher Gardner, Frank H. Coats, Louis M. Notarianni
  • Patent number: 9290144
    Abstract: A sensor based vehicle flotation device is suitable for floating a vehicle immersed in sufficient water to activate a protected water sensor and, if desired, to confirm through auxiliary sensors whether a hazardous condition is presented. When such a device detects and verifies that the vehicle is becoming immersed in water, one or more expansible chambers, affording sufficient buoyancy to allow the vehicle to float, automatically and rapidly inflate by means of compressed, pumped or pressurized gas. Upon the successful deployment of the expansible chamber, the land vehicle will begin to float, limiting water damage to the vehicle and/or bodily harm to its occupants, and reducing the risk of the vehicle overturning. The expansible chamber will remain inflated until the land vehicle is returned to safety, and the device is detached from the land vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew John Cox, Rohit Anant Narayanan, Alexander Zhang Yu, Angela Mingjia Wei
  • Publication number: 20160038172
    Abstract: A system for tissue dissection and retraction is disclosed herein. A tissue dissection assembly generally comprises an elongate body shaft, an actuation member movable relative to the elongate body shaft, and at least one dissector arm member having at least a first end attached to the elongate body shaft, wherein the at least one dissector arm member is adapted to reconfigure within a plane from a low profile to an expanded profile when urged via the actuation member, and wherein the at least one dissector arm is further adapted to dissect tissue within the plane. In use, the assembly dissects tissue within the plane typically by advancing the elongate body shaft into the tissue region where the dissector arm member or members are then reconfigured within the plane from its low profile to its expanded profile to thereby dissect the tissue region along the plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventor: John A. COX
  • Publication number: 20160008623
    Abstract: A photodynamic therapy lamp includes two lamp modules comprising an array of LEDs. Each of the lamp modules is movable between a first position in which an angle between the lamp modules is from 157 degrees to 180 degrees, and a second position in which the angle between the lamp modules is from 50 degrees to 70 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: PHOTOCURE ASA
    Inventors: Ross Peter JONES, Michael John COX, Euan MORRISON
  • Publication number: 20150376843
    Abstract: A railway rail anchoring device (12) for fastening a railway rail (16) to an underlying foundation (18), the anchoring device comprising a protrusion (28), the anchoring device protrusion being configured to cooperate with a corresponding recess (36) provided in a receiving portion associated with the underlying foundation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventor: Stephen John COX
  • Patent number: 9168053
    Abstract: A system for tissue dissection and retraction is disclosed herein. A tissue dissection assembly generally comprises an elongate body shaft, an actuation member movable relative to the elongate body shaft, and at least one dissector arm member having at least a first end attached to the elongate body shaft, wherein the at least one dissector arm member is adapted to reconfigure within a plane from a low profile to an expanded profile when urged via the actuation member, and wherein the at least one dissector arm is further adapted to dissect tissue within the plane. In use, the assembly dissects tissue within the plane typically by advancing the elongate body shaft into the tissue region where the dissector arm member or members are then reconfigured within the plane from its low profile to its expanded profile to thereby dissect the tissue region along the plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventor: John A. Cox
  • Patent number: 9155431
    Abstract: An arrangement including: a handheld suction unit in combination with an elongate suction wand to form a stick-vac cleaner, the arrangement further including a wall-mountable docking station for supporting the stick-vac cleaner on a wall in an upright, docked position when not in use. The arrangement provides for relatively stable storage of the stick-vac cleaner in the upright position, convenient for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: James Dyson, Timothy Nicholas Stickney, Peter David Gammack, Michael John Cox
  • Patent number: D750269
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Photocure ASA
    Inventors: Michael John Cox, Morten Groseth, Alan Edward Green, Bjørn Klem, Robin Michael Lee, Euan Morrison