Patents by Inventor John Meldrum

John Meldrum 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: 20210022364
    Abstract: The present invention relates to paddle (2) and a scraper disc (1) that is placed in a container and cannot be removed when the paddle and scraper disc are rotating in the operational mode in the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: 705 SRL
    Inventors: Alistair John MELDRUM, Giovanni COPPOLA
  • Publication number: 20210000133
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a unique helical design for scraper blades (1) and a driver-disc (2) that allows for optimum performance when preparing single-serve portions (100-300 ml) of freshly-made frozen and/or chilled confections on demand directly in a packaging container. The present invention improves upon the prior art by not only shortening the time it takes (less than 180 seconds) to prepare portionable volumes of freshly made frozen/chilled confections with optimal microstructure inside a conically shaped container packaging, but also minimises cross-contamination and reduces the need for cleaning in-between portions/batches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: 705 SRL
    Inventors: Alistair John MELDRUM, Giovanni COPPOLA
  • Patent number: 10548429
    Abstract: A beverage production device prepares a beverage from a beverage concentrate contained in a receptacle. The beverage production device includes a support member for supporting the receptacle, a plate member arranged vertically to the support means, the plate member including at least four outlet nozzles for injecting a fluid jet into the receptacle. A liquid supply member is connected to the outlet nozzles, and at least two of the outlet nozzles are designed to direct a fluid jet to an inner side wall of the receptacle and are arranged at different angles with respect the vertical. At least two of the outlet nozzles are designed to direct a fluid jet to the bottom of the receptacle and are arranged at different angles with respect to the vertical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Johan Bergdahl, John Meldrum, David J. Harrison, David Hamel, Michael (Mischa) Stieger
  • Publication number: 20180231282
    Abstract: A vehicle air conditioning system connector is provided. The connector includes: a first supply port, a second supply port, a first return port, a second return port, a first branch port and a second branch port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventor: Stephen John Meldrum
  • Publication number: 20180168387
    Abstract: A beverage production device prepares a beverage from a beverage concentrate contained in a receptacle. The beverage production device includes a support member for supporting the receptacle, a plate member arranged vertically to the support means, the plate member including at least four outlet nozzles for injecting a fluid jet into the receptacle. A liquid supply member is connected to the outlet nozzles, and at least two of the outlet nozzles are designed to direct a fluid jet to an inner side wall of the receptacle and are arranged at different angles with respect the vertical. At least two of the outlet nozzles are designed to direct a fluid jet to the bottom of the receptacle and are arranged at different angles with respect to the vertical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Johan Bergdahl, John Meldrum, David J. Harrison, David Hamel, Michael (Mischa) Stieger
  • Patent number: 9918584
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a beverage production device for preparing a beverage from a beverage concentrate contained in a receptacle, comprising a support means (1) for supporting the receptacle (13), a plate member (2) arranged vertically to the support means, the plate member (2) comprising at least four outlet nozzles (4) for injecting a fluid jet (A) into the receptacle (13), liquid supply means (6) connected to the outlet nozzles (4), wherein at least two of the outlet nozzles (4) are designed to direct a fluid jet (A3, A4) to an inner side wall (13b) of the receptacle (13) and said outlet nozzles (4) are arranged at different angles (a) with respect the vertical, and wherein at least two of the outlet nozzles (4) are designed to direct a fluid jet (A1, A2) to the bottom of the receptacle (13a) and said outlet nozzles (4) are arranged at different angles (?) with respect to the vertical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Johan Bergdahl, John Meldrum, David J. Harrison, David Hamel, Michael (Mischa) Stieger
  • Patent number: 8444012
    Abstract: A device stores and meters a powder and mixes the powder with a diluent to prepare a food product. The device is able to be connected to a tank containing the diluent and to a source of air. The device includes a multidose container to form a reserve of powder, a powder dosing system, a powder duct integrated in an air chamber that can carry air around the powder duct outlet. The powder duct outlet emerges in a mixing chamber that includes a diluent inlet and a food product outlet, the whole forming a single piece disposable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Johan Bergdahl, Richard Luke Murphy, John Meldrum, Stephane Hentzel
  • Patent number: 8443848
    Abstract: The invention concerns a port system (1) for fastening a container (3) comprising a vessel (2) and an outlet (6) to a connection system (14) presenting an inlet, said port system comprising: —a main skirt (4) connectable to the outlet (6) of the container presenting a connecting end and a discharge end (7), —a hopper (8) attached to the internal wall of the skirt and tapering to a discharge outlet (9) in direction of the main skirt discharge end (7), —a tearable membrane (10) closing the skirt discharge end and the hopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Stephane Hentzel, Peter Jaggy, Michiel Kernkamp, Johan Bergdahl, John Meldrum
  • Publication number: 20110177220
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a beverage production device for preparing a beverage from a beverage concentrate contained in a receptacle, comprising a support means (1) for supporting the receptacle (13), a platemember (2) arranged vertically to the support means, the platemember (2) comprising at least four outlet nozzles (4) for injecting a fluid jet (A) into the receptacle (13), liquid supply means (6) connected to the outlet nozzles (4), wherein at least two of the outlet nozzles (4) are designed to direct a fluid jet (A3, A4) to an inner side wall (13b) of the receptacle (13) and said outlet nozzles (4) are arranged at different angles (a) with respect the vertical, and wherein at least two of the outlet nozzles (4) are designed to direct a fluid jet (A1, A2) to the bottom of the receptacle (13a) and said outlet nozzles (4) are arranged at different angles (b) with respect to the vertical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Johan Bergdahl, John Meldrum, David J. Harrison, David Hamel, Michael (Mischa) Stieger
  • Publication number: 20110121017
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device (1) for storing and metering a powder (3) and mixing said powder with a diluent to prepare a food product, the device being able to be connected to a tank containing the diluent and to a source of air, the device comprising: —a multidose container (2) to form a reserve of powder (3), —a powder dosing system (4), —a powder duct (5) integrated in an air chamber (6) configured to carry air around the powder duct outlet, —said powder duct outlet (5) emerging in a mixing chamber (7) comprising a diluent inlet (8) and a food product outlet (9), —the whole forming a single piece disposable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Johan Bergdahl, Richard Luke Murphy, John Meldrum, Stephane Hentzel
  • Patent number: 7814491
    Abstract: A method for managing system resources including creating a container, wherein creating the container comprises allocating a first portion of a first resource to the container, associating the container with a resource pool, wherein the resource pool is associated with the first resource, determining whether the first portion of the first resource is valid, and activating the container if the first portion of the first resource is valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Ling Long Chen, Joost Willem Daniel Pronk Van Hoogeveen, Nils Peder Pedersen, Xuemei Gao, Amol A. Chiplunkar, Harapanahalli Gururaja Rao, John Meldrum Perry, Ross Adam Margo, Estelle Jeanine Chiquet
  • Publication number: 20100180773
    Abstract: The invention concerns a port system (1) for fastening a container (3) comprising a vessel (2) and an outlet (6) to a connection system (14) presenting an inlet, said port system comprising: —a main skirt (4) connectable to the outlet (6) of the container presenting a connecting end and a discharge end (7), —a hopper (8) attached to the internal wall of the skirt and tapering to a discharge outlet (9) in direction of the main skirt discharge end (7), —a tearable membrane (10) closing the skirt discharge end and the hopper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Stephane Hentzel, Peter Jaggy, Michiel Kernkamp, Johan Bergdahl, John Meldrum
  • Patent number: 7521456
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the anhydrous and hydrate forms of N-(3-ethynylphenyl)-6,7-bis(2-methoxyethoxy)-4-quinazolinamine mesylate. The invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions containing N-(3-ethynylphenyl)-6,7-bis(2-methoxyethoxy)-4-quinazolinamine mesylate and to methods of treating hyperproliferative disorders, such as cancer, by administering N-(3-ethynylphenyl)-6,7-bis(2-methoxyethoxy)-4-quinazolinamine mesylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas John Meldrum Allen, Timothy Norris, Jeffrey William Raggon, Dinos Paul Santafianos, Ravi Mysore Shanker
  • Publication number: 20040102463
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the anhydrous and hydrate forms of N-(3-ethynylphenyl)-6,7-bis(2-methoxyethoxy)-4-quinazolinamine mesylate. The invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions containing N-(3-ethynylphenyl)-6,7-bis(2-methoxyethoxy)-4-quinazolinamine mesylate and to methods of treating hyperproliferative disorders, such as cancer, by administering N-(3-ethynylphenyl)-6,7-bis(2-methoxyethoxy)-4-quinazolinamine mesylate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Applicant: OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas John Meldrum Allen, Timothy Norris, Jeffrey William Raggon, Dinos Paul Santafianos, Ravi Mysore Shanker
  • Patent number: 6706721
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the anhydrous and hydrate forms of N-(3-ethynylphenyl)-6,7-bis(2-methoxyethoxy)-4-quinazolinamine mesylate. The invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions containing N-(3-ethynylphenyl)-6,7-bis(2-methoxyethoxy)-4-quinazolinamine mesylate and to methods of treating hyperproliferative disorders, such as cancer, by administering N-(3-ethynylphenyl)-6,7-bis(2-methoxyethoxy)-4-quinazolinamine mesylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas John Meldrum Allen, Timothy Norris, Jeffrey William Raggon, Dinos Paul Santafianos, Ravi Mysore Shanker
  • Patent number: 6678181
    Abstract: An industrial power supply module includes a heatsinking structure, e.g., an extruded aluminum structure, comprising a plurality of walls joined to define a channel. first and circuit board assemblies comprising respective booster and DC/DC converter circuits are mounted to the heatsinking structure such that at least portions of the circuit board assemblies lie in the channel. First and second end caps are attached to the heatsinking structure at respective first and second ends of the channel. Environmental seals may be provided at the first and second ends of the channel. The booster circuit may be operative to produce a first DC voltage and the DC/DC converter circuit may be operative to produce a second DC voltage from the first DC voltage such that the second DC voltage is at least about ten times less than the first DC voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Invensys Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory M. Karol, James Pagella, John Meldrum Porter, Ludi Van Deurse
  • Patent number: D493771
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Invensys Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James Pagella, John Meldrum Porter, Ludi Van Deurse
  • Patent number: D608131
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: John Meldrum, Jonathan Ashbridge
  • Patent number: D624778
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: John Meldrum, Jonathan Ashbridge
  • Patent number: D624779
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: John Meldrum, Jonathan Ashbridge