Patents by Inventor John Read

John Read 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: 11110380
    Abstract: There is provided a fan assembly comprising a fan body comprising a first air inlet and a second air inlet, the first air inlet and the second air inlet being provided on opposing halves of the fan body. The fan assembly also comprises a first filter assembly mounted on the fan body over the first air inlet, and a second filter assembly mounted on the fan body over the second air inlet. The fan body further comprises a first retention assembly that is configured to releasably engage both the first filter frame and the second filter frame, and a second retention assembly that is also configured to releasably engage both the first filter frame and the second filter frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Jack Cyril Biltcliffe, Jake John Read
  • Patent number: 10991879
    Abstract: A phase change memory cell includes a first electrode, a second electrode located over the first electrode, a vertical pillar structure located between the first and second electrodes, the pillar structure containing a first phase change memory (PCM) material portion, a second PCM material portion and an intermediate electrode located between the first PCM material portion and the second PCM material portion, and a resistive liner containing a first segment electrically connected in parallel to the first PCM material portion between the first electrode and the intermediate electrode, and a second segment electrically connected in parallel to the second PCM material portion between the intermediate electrode and the second electrode. The first PCM material portion has a different electrical resistance than the second PCM material portion, and the first segment of the resistive liner has a different electrical resistance than the second segment of the resistive liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ricardo Ruiz, Lei Wan, John Read, Zhaoqiang Bai, Mac Apodaca
  • Publication number: 20210104389
    Abstract: Energy conversion systems that may employ control grid electrodes, acceleration grid electrodes, inductive elements, multi-stage anodes, and emissive carbon coatings on the cathode and anode are described. These and other characteristics may allow for advantageous thermal energy to electrical energy conversion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: Space Charge, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Sweeney, Devin Vollmer, John Read
  • Publication number: 20200411754
    Abstract: A phase change memory cell includes a first electrode, a second electrode located over the first electrode, a vertical pillar structure located between the first and second electrodes, the pillar structure containing a first phase change memory (PCM) material portion, a second PCM material portion and an intermediate electrode located between the first PCM material portion and the second PCM material portion, and a resistive liner containing a first segment electrically connected in parallel to the first PCM material portion between the first electrode and the intermediate electrode, and a second segment electrically connected in parallel to the second PCM material portion between the intermediate electrode and the second electrode. The first PCM material portion has a different electrical resistance than the second PCM material portion, and the first segment of the resistive liner has a different electrical resistance than the second segment of the resistive liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Ricardo RUIZ, Lei WAN, John READ, Zhaoqiang BAI, Mac APODACA
  • Patent number: 10840072
    Abstract: Energy conversion systems that may employ control grid electrodes, acceleration grid electrodes, inductive elements, multi-stage anodes, and emissive carbon coatings on the cathode and anode are described. These and other characteristics may allow for advantageous thermal energy to electrical energy conversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Space Charge, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Sweeney, Devin Vollmer, John Read
  • Publication number: 20200027710
    Abstract: Energy conversion systems that may employ control grid electrodes, acceleration grid electrodes, inductive elements, multi-stage anodes, and emissive carbon coatings on the cathode and anode are described. These and other characteristics may allow for advantageous thermal energy to electrical energy conversion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Space Charge, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Sweeney, Devin Vollmer, John Read
  • Patent number: 10388496
    Abstract: Energy conversion systems that may employ control grid electrodes, acceleration grid electrodes, inductive elements, multi-stage anodes, and emissive carbon coatings on the cathode and anode are described. These and other characteristics may allow for advantageous thermal energy to electrical energy conversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Space Charge, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Sweeney, Devin Vollmer, John Read
  • Publication number: 20190189410
    Abstract: Energy conversion systems that may employ control grid electrodes, acceleration grid electrodes, inductive elements, multi-stage anodes, and emissive carbon coatings on the cathode and anode are described. These and other characteristics may allow for advantageous thermal energy to electrical energy conversion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Space Charge, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Sweeney, Devin Vollmer, John Read
  • Patent number: 10321709
    Abstract: Filter rods for use in the manufacture of cigarette filter elements are provided, with each rod having a longitudinal axis and incorporating a generally longitudinally extending filter material and a generally longitudinally extending strand within that filter material. A filter making unit receives a continuous supply of a filter material, and forms the filter material into a gathered composite having a continuous cylindrical shape. A continuous supply of a strand (e.g., colored thread) is provided and is introduced into the filter material gathered composite in the tongue of the filter making unit. The filter material and continuous strand positioned therein are formed into a continuous rod having the strand material laterally positioned within that rod, and the continuous rod is subdivided at pre-determined longitudinal intervals to provide a plurality of rod portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: John Larkin Nelson, Vernon Brent Barnes, Louis John Read, Jr., Brent Walker Carter
  • Publication number: 20190168151
    Abstract: There is provided a filter assembly arranged to be mounted over the air inlet of a fan assembly, the filter assembly comprising a filter frame arranged to support one or more filter media. The filter frame is provided with a first engagement member on a first edge of the filter frame and a second engagement member on a second edge of the filter frame, the first edge being opposite to the second edge. The first engagement member and the second engagement member are each configured to be engaged by a respective retention assembly when mounted on the fan assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Jack Cyril BILTCLIFFE, Jake John READ, Ben LOWSON, Christopher David SELWAY
  • Publication number: 20190168150
    Abstract: There is provided a fan assembly comprising a fan body comprising a first air inlet and a second air inlet, the first air inlet and the second air inlet being provided on opposing halves of the fan body. The fan assembly also comprises a first filter assembly mounted on the fan body over the first air inlet, and a second filter assembly mounted on the fan body over the second air inlet. The fan body further comprises a first retention assembly that is configured to releasably engage both the first filter frame and the second filter frame, and a second retention assembly that is also configured to releasably engage both the first filter frame and the second filter frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Jack Cyril BILTCLIFFE, Jake John READ
  • Publication number: 20190150502
    Abstract: A smoking article, such as a cigarette, comprises a lighting end and a mouth end. The smoking article possesses an aerosol-generation system that includes (i) a heat generation segment, and (ii) an aerosol-generating region or segment. A mouth end piece segment can be located at the mouth end of the smoking article. A segment of tobacco cut filler, gathered tobacco paper, or other type of flavor source material, can be positioned between the mouth end piece segment and the aerosol-generation segment. Optionally, segment composed of tobacco cut filler can be positioned so as to provide a lighting end segment. The smoking article possesses an overwrap (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Evon L Crooks, Billy T. Conner, Dempsey B. Brewer, JR., Louis John Read, JR.
  • Patent number: 10188140
    Abstract: A smoking article, such as a cigarette, comprises a lighting end and a mouth end. The smoking article possesses an aerosol-generation system that includes (i) a heat generation segment, and (ii) an aerosol-generating region or segment. A mouth end piece segment can be located at the mouth end of the smoking article. A segment of tobacco cut filler, gathered tobacco paper, or other type of flavor source material, can be positioned between the mouth end piece segment and the aerosol-generation segment. Optionally, segment composed of tobacco cut filler can be positioned so as to provide a lighting end segment. The smoking article possesses an overwrap (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Evon L. Crooks, Billy T. Conner, Dempsey B. Brewer, Jr., Louis John Read, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180351181
    Abstract: Energy storage and conversion systems are, formed when tightly integrated components including thermochemical storage subsystem with a concentration cell to provide very high capacity and high energy density systems. Systems taught here include the unique combination of a thermochemical energy storage module in close thermal communication with a direct energy converter in the form of a concentration cell. A closed-loop thermochemical module receives heat input at a receiving port to drive a reversible chemical reaction. The end-to-end system achieves an ‘on-demand’ functionality because the reagents of said chemical reaction may be safely stored for long periods of time without detrimental effect. When these reagents are again reunited, they produce heat that may be transmitted to the direct energy converter arranged to convert so received heat directly into an electric output suitable for doing work on an external system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: John Read, Daniel Sweeney
  • Publication number: 20180317542
    Abstract: Filter rods for use in the manufacture of cigarette filter elements are provided, with each rod having a longitudinal axis and incorporating a generally longitudinally extending filter material and a generally longitudinally extending strand within that filter material. A filter making unit receives a continuous supply of a filter material, and forms the filter material into a gathered composite having a continuous cylindrical shape. A continuous supply of a strand (e.g., colored thread) is provided and is introduced into the filter material gathered composite in the tongue of the filter making unit. The filter material and continuous strand positioned therein are formed into a continuous rod having the strand material laterally positioned within that rod, and the continuous rod is subdivided at pre-determined longitudinal intervals to provide a plurality of rod portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: John Larkin Nelson, Vernon Brent Barnes, Louis John Read, JR., Brent Walker Carter
  • Patent number: 10045559
    Abstract: Filter rods for use in the manufacture of cigarette filter elements are provided, with each rod having a longitudinal axis and incorporating a generally longitudinally extending filter material and a generally longitudinally extending strand within that filter material. A filter making unit receives a continuous supply of a filter material, and forms the filter material into a gathered composite having a continuous cylindrical shape. A continuous supply of a strand (e.g., colored thread) is provided and is introduced into the filter material gathered composite in the tongue of the filter making unit. The filter material and continuous strand positioned therein are formed into a continuous rod having the strand material laterally positioned within that rod, and the continuous rod is subdivided at pre-determined longitudinal intervals to provide a plurality of rod portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: John Larkin Nelson, Vernon Brent Barnes, Louis John Read, Jr., Brent Walker Carter
  • Publication number: 20150201670
    Abstract: A smoking article, such as a cigarette, comprises a lighting end and a mouth end. The smoking article possesses an aerosol-generation system that includes (i) a heat generation segment, and (ii) an aerosol-generating region or segment. A mouth end piece segment can be located at the mouth end of the smoking article. A segment of tobacco cut filler, gathered tobacco paper, or other type of flavor source material, can be positioned between the mouth end piece segment and the aerosol-generation segment. Optionally, segment composed of tobacco cut filler can be positioned so as to provide a lighting end segment. The smoking article possesses an overwrap (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Evon L. Crooks, Billy T. Conner, Dempsey B. Brewer, JR., Louis John Read, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140234112
    Abstract: A blade at least part of which is arranged in use to rotate outside of a casing of a gas turbine engine. The blade has a main body, a tip fence and a blend region defining a curve between the main body and the fence. The blend region has a radius of curvature below five inches and the fence extends anhedrally from the blend region with respect to the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventor: Simon John READ
  • Publication number: 20140100099
    Abstract: Filter rods for use in the manufacture of cigarette filter elements are provided, with each rod having a longitudinal axis and incorporating a generally longitudinally extending filter material and a generally longitudinally extending strand within that filter material. A filter making unit receives a continuous supply of a filter material, and forms the filter material into a gathered composite having a continuous cylindrical shape. A continuous supply of a strand (e.g., colored thread) is provided and is introduced into the filter material gathered composite in the tongue of the filter making unit. The filter material and continuous strand positioned therein are formed into a continuous rod having the strand material laterally positioned within that rod, and the continuous rod is subdivided at pre-determined longitudinal intervals to provide a plurality of rod portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: John Larkin Nelson, Vernon Brent Nelson, Louis John Read, JR., Brent Walker Carter
  • Patent number: 8678013
    Abstract: A smoking article, such as a cigarette, comprises a lighting end and a mouth end. The smoking article possesses an aerosol-generation system that includes (i) a heat generation segment, and (ii) an aerosol-generating region or segment. A mouth end piece segment can be located at the mouth end of the smoking article. A segment of tobacco cut filler, gathered tobacco paper, or other type of flavor source material, can be positioned between the mouth end piece segment and the aerosol-generation segment. Optionally, segment composed of tobacco cut filler can be positioned so as to provide a lighting end segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Evon L. Crooks, Billy T. Conner, Dempsey B. Brewer, Jr., Louis John Read, Jr.