Patents by Inventor John Hayward

John Hayward 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: 11118243
    Abstract: The invention discloses a measurement apparatus for measuring a volume of a desired solid component in a sample volume of a solid-liquid slurry. The sample volume of the slurry is received into a receptacle and screened to separate out the desired solid component from a remainder of the slurry, whereby the solid component is retained in the receptacle to form a bed therein and the remainder is exhausted. The height of the bed is subsequently measured by a laser being adapted to emit a laser beam into the receptacle, thereby enabling a determination of a volume and/or mass of the solid component retained in the receptacle. The invention further discloses a control system for a leaching plant utilising the measurement apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Teresa Diane Hayward McGrath, Mark Robert Hubble, William John McCallum, William Patrick Staunton
  • Publication number: 20210277410
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to genetically modified plants, particularly maize, sorghum and rice, with an all pistillate or all staminate phenotype and methods of the same. The survival of functional pistils in maize requires the action of the sk1 gene. SK1 encodes a glycosyltransferase (GT) that protects pistils from tasselseed-mediated cell death. sk1-dependent pistil protection at a developing floret gives rise to stamen arrest at the same floret, and so determines the pistillate floral fate. This is the first single gain-of-function gene known to control sexuality. The present invention further provides a direct strategy to extend hybrid technologies to related cereals such as sorghum and rice. Tasselseed and silkless genes represent major sex determination genes in maize, a pathway that permits the efficient production of hybrid seed and the associated benefits of heterosis-increased yield, resistance to pathogens, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen L. DELLAPORTA, Andrew HAYWARD, Maria MORENO, Albert KAUSCH, John MOTTINGER
  • Patent number: 11062339
    Abstract: An upsell purchase flow in an e-commerce system is provided. After a customer has purchased a product from a vendor, an upsell opportunity is provided to the customer through an upsell pitch page. The upsell pitch page advertises an additional upsell product in order to maximize the purchase transaction with the customer. Responsive to the customer accepting the upsell opportunity, rather than adding the upsell product to an electronic shopping cart, a marketplace server that facilitates transactions between the customer and the vendor charges the customer for the upsell product at that time. Multiple upsell opportunities may be provided to the customer after the initial sale is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Click Sales Inc.
    Inventors: John Hayward, Jonathan Sabados
  • Publication number: 20210040105
    Abstract: In a preferred embodiment, there is provided a protecting group for protecting the thiol side chain of a cysteine residue, the protecting group comprising a Diels-Alder cycloadduct of a furan and a maleimide, and optionally, a linker interposed between the thiol side chain and the Diels-Alder cycloadduct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: John Frederick TRANT, Daniel MEISTER, Sarah NASRI, Anthony Emanuel CHIFOR, John HAYWARD, Seyedeh Maryamdokht TAIMOORY, Mohadeseh DASHTI-POUR
  • Publication number: 20160146962
    Abstract: There are disclosed methods and apparatus for monitoring hydraulic fracturing operations, using a distributed optical fibre sensor to detect relevant acoustic signatures, such as acoustic signatures of cement washout and of events involving a valve drive component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventor: Peter John Hayward
  • Patent number: 8435329
    Abstract: Gas fired internal combustion engines which are run on contaminated fuel suffer from the buildup of internal deposits and corrosion. This is a particular problem with engines fuelled by biogas, e.g. from waste decomposition. By filtering the fuel via a filter containing an ion-exchange resin substantial improvements can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: PPTEK Limited, Incorporated
    Inventor: John Hayward
  • Publication number: 20110246293
    Abstract: An upsell purchase flow in an e-commerce system is provided. After a customer has purchased a product from a vendor, an upsell opportunity is provided to the customer through an upsell pitch page. The upsell pitch page advertises an additional upsell product in order to maximize the purchase transaction with the customer. Responsive to the customer accepting the upsell opportunity, rather than adding the upsell product to an electronic shopping cart, a marketplace server that facilitates transactions between the customer and the vendor charges the customer for the upsell product at that time. Multiple upsell opportunities may be provided to the customer after the initial sale is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: KEYNETICS INC.
    Inventors: John Hayward, Jonathan Sabados
  • Publication number: 20100307335
    Abstract: Gas fired internal combustion engines which are run on contaminated fuel suffer from the buildup of internal deposits and corrosion. This is a particular problem with engines fuelled by biogas, e.g. from waste decomposition. By filtering the fuel via a filter containing an ion-exchange resin substantial improvements can be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2008
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventor: John Hayward
  • Publication number: 20100123013
    Abstract: A thermostatic mixing valve having a hot water inlet for connection to a supply of hot water, a cold water inlet for connection to a supply of cold water, an outlet for temperature controlled water and a valve device for controlling the relative proportions of hot and cold water admitted to a mixing chamber. The outlet communicates with the mixing chamber to receive temperature controlled water having a desired temperature. A temperature control adjusts the valve device in accordance with the desired temperature of the temperature controlled water where the valve device and the mixing chamber form flow passages for the incoming streams of hot and cold water and are configured such that the velocity of the incoming water streams is maintained and the incoming water streams are turned to flow in the same direction so that flow of one stream can entrain and assist flow of the other stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Applicant: Kohler Mira Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas John Beck, Sean Patrick Conway, Bruce Lewin John Hayward, Kevin Taylor Peel
  • Patent number: 7669776
    Abstract: A thermostatic mixing valve for hot and cold water has two-stage inlet chambers for the hot and cold water flows respectively. The inlet chambers distribute the flows uniformly with respect to porting for admitting the flows to the mixing chamber to reduce asymmetric flow patterns and promote thorough mixing of the flows within the mixing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Kohler Mira Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas John Beck, Sean Patrick Conway, Bruce Lewin John Hayward, Kevin Taylor Peel
  • Publication number: 20090173841
    Abstract: A method is provided for distinguishing a valid locomotive control signal from an invalid control signal resulting from the presence of at least one interfering signal. The method includes detecting a signal, and transforming the signal into the frequency domain to create a transformed signal having a number of frequency domain peaks. The validity of the signal is determined based on at least of a number, a spacing, and a magnitude of the frequency domain peaks in the transformed signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventors: Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Samuel Robert Mollet, Michael Scott Mitchell, Roy David Schultz, John Hayward Johnson
  • Patent number: 7284990
    Abstract: A circuit board (PCB) and connector design, which provides for better electrical connection between the PCB and its host, especially for when used in high-speed optical systems. The PCB has an electrical flex embedded within it. The flex is connected to electrical component located on the PCB by means of a via at one end and protrudes from the PCB at the other end. The connector has a flex connection means arranged to receive the flex protruding from the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte Ltd
    Inventors: Neil James Parkin, Darren John Hayward, Declan Reilly
  • Publication number: 20070182404
    Abstract: A sensor assembly for determining rotational angular displacement of a first moving component in a machine relative to a second component in the machine includes a base, a magnet housing, and a flexible member. The base is configured to be rigidly secured to the first moving component for movement therewith. The base defines a first axis of rotation. The magnet housing supports a sensor magnet and is rotatably received in the second component. The magnet housing defines a second axis of rotation. The flexible member has a first end rigidly secured to the magnet housing coaxially with the first axis of rotation. A second end of the flexible member is rigidly secured to the magnet housing coaxially with the second axis of rotation. A flexible body portion of the flexible member is capable of accommodating misalignment between the first and second axes of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2006
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Applicant: Timken US Corporation
    Inventors: John Hayward, Thomas Bober, Jerzy Baginski, Walter Waskiewicz, Daniel McLarty
  • Patent number: 7240850
    Abstract: A thermostatic mixing valve for hot and cold water has two-stage inlet chambers for the hot and cold water flows respectively. The inlet chambers distribute the flows uniformly with respect to porting for admitting the flows to the mixing chamber to reduce asymmetric flow patterns and promote thorough mixing of the flows within the mixing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Kohler Mira Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas John Beck, Sean Patrick Conway, Bruce Lewin John Hayward, Kevin Taylor Peel
  • Publication number: 20070023248
    Abstract: A clutch assembly that includes an input member rotatable about an axis, an output member rotatable about the axis, and an engagement member having a portion between the input and output members. The engagement member is operable to selectively couple the input and output members together for co-rotation. The clutch assembly further includes a blocking member having a base and a projection. The projection is coupled to the engagement member to substantially prevent the engagement member from coupling the input and output members together for co-rotation when the input member rotates in a first direction relative to the output member, while allowing the engagement member to couple the input and output members lor together co-rotation when the input member rotates in a second direction relative to the output member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Applicant: TIMKEN US CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Nguyen, John Hayward
  • Publication number: 20060291765
    Abstract: A roller bearing assembly (10) comprising radially inner and outer bearing races (20, 30) with a plurality of roller bearings (40) positioned therebetween. A first plurality of gear teeth (52) are provided in the outer bearing race (20). A second plurality of gear teeth (52) are provided in the inner bearing race (30) in alignment with the first plurality of gear teeth (52).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2005
    Publication date: December 28, 2006
    Inventors: John Hayward, Thomas Bober, Daniel McLarty
  • Publication number: 20060180109
    Abstract: A rocker arm assembly for mounting about a stud means. The rocker arm assembly generally comprises a rocker arm and a support member. The rocker arm has opposed first and second lateral ends and a central bore between the ends. The support member is positioned within the rocker arm central bore and mounted on the stud means. The rocker arm is configured to pivot about the support member. The support member has opposed lateral sides with a seal member extending along each lateral side. The seal members provide a seal between each lateral side of the support member and an internal surface of the central bore thereby providing more efficient oil lubrication to the ends of the rocker arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Inventors: John Hayward, David Nguyen, Jerzy Baginski
  • Publication number: 20060183586
    Abstract: A chain tensioner comprising a support member configured to support a stop bar for axial movement. A ratchet engages the support bar and is configured to permit axial movement of the stop bar in a first direction and prevent axial movement of the stop bar in a second, opposite direction. A shuttle assembly including a tensioning wheel is interconnected to the stop bar such that the shuttle assembly is axially moveable relative to the stop bar over a limited range of motion. A biasing member is configured to bias the shuttle assembly in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Applicant: Timken US Corporation
    Inventors: John Hayward, Thomas Bober, Daniel McLarty, Walter Waskiewicz
  • Publication number: 20060104553
    Abstract: A linear bearing assembly comprising first and second cylindrical members. A first race member is positioned between the first and second cylindrical members. A plurality of rolling elements are positioned between the first cylindrical member and the second cylindrical member such that the first and second cylindrical members are linearly adjustable relative to one another. An adjustment mechanism is positioned between the plurality of rolling elements and one of the cylindrical members and is adjustable to remove any radial clearance between the rolling elements and the cylindrical members. The linear bearing assembly is well-suited for use with spindle applications, such as machine tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Publication date: May 18, 2006
    Applicant: Timken US Corporation
    Inventors: Carl Faust, Scott Crossman, David Nguyen, John Hayward
  • Patent number: 6763290
    Abstract: A system and method for railroad cab signal quality detection and reporting for use in connection with a railroad cab signaling system in which a status signal is carried on a railroad rail. The status signal has a cab signal parameter that is indicative of a status of a zone of track. A signal detector detects the status signal transmitted via the railroad rail. A signal measurement subsystem associated with the signal detector measures the cab signal parameter. A quality analysis subsystem analyzes the measured cab signal parameter and determines a measure of quality of the cab signal parameter. The system may include equipment that is mounted on a rail vehicle, such as a locomotive, or mounted along a block of track, or on portable equipment. The system may also include a cab signal quality collection and reporting system. The method includes detecting the cab status signal and measuring the cab signal parameter from the detected status signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: John Hayward Johnson