Patents by Inventor Mark P. Radford

Mark P. Radford 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: 20190383312
    Abstract: A pressure regulator valve adapted to be secured within a container housing a beverage to be dispensed through the aid of pressure within the headspace (11) above the beverage, the regulator valve includes a housing (16) containing a piston (26) having one surface exposed continuously to the pressure in the headspace and the other surface being engaged by a spring (44), a source of pressurized gas (14) such as carbon dioxide is secured to the housing and includes a valve (60) which is activated by the piston which moves responsive to a differential between the spring force and the headspace pressure to open the valve (60) when the headspace pressure falls below a predetermined level to insert the carbon dioxide into the headspace to maintain the headspace pressure sufficient to dispense the beverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: JOSEPH COMPANY INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: MARK P. RADFORD
  • Publication number: 20190335587
    Abstract: Example human-machine interface (HMI) assemblies are disclosed. An example human-machine interface assembly can include a fascia. The human-machine interface assembly can further include a printed circuit board (PCB). The printed circuit board can have a light emitting diode (LED) to emit light through the fascia. The human-machine interface assembly can further include a backer that can be attached to the fascia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: MATTHEW P. EBROM, NEOMAR GIACOMINI, MARK E. GLOTZBACH, BRIAN N. RADFORD
  • Patent number: 10375829
    Abstract: Example human-machine interface (HMI) assemblies are disclosed. An example HMI assembly includes a fascia, a touch film having a first raised contact, a printed circuit board (PCB) having a second raised contact, and a backer having an extending member and attached to the fascia, the member configured to press the first contact against the second contact by applying a force to the PCB at substantially the second raised contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew P. Ebrom, Neomar Giacomini, Mark E. Glotzbach, Brian N. Radford
  • Patent number: 5620725
    Abstract: When dispensing carbonated beverages, particularly beers and especially draught stout, it is desirable to obtain a close-knit creamy head. To achieve this a container (1) includes a separate closed hollow insert (5) containing substantially no oxidising gas and means (6) responsive to opening of the container (1) to provide communication between the inside of the insert (5) and beverage (7) contained in the body of the container (1) upon opening it to jet gas from the insert (5) into the beverage (7). The means (6) preferably has the form of a pressure responsive valve. The insert (5) may be arranged so that its internal pressure is increased after the container (1) is sealed or the means (6) may have a different relief pressure when initially inserted into the container (1) from that upon opening the container (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Assignees: Whitbread PLC., Heineken Technical Services B.V.
    Inventors: James G. Jamieson, David R. Maule, Mark P. Radford, Ernest J. Cameron-Price, Edward R. Costello, Peter F. Kershaw
  • Patent number: 5290574
    Abstract: When dispensing carbonated beverages, particularly beer and draught stout, it is desirable to obtain a close-knit creamy head. This contributes to a creamy taste and adds considerably to the customer appeal. To obtain this effect when dispensing from a can (1) it includes a lid (2) having a secondary compartment (4) formed on it and a non-resealable closure (3) in communication with the secondary compartment. At least one orifice (5) extends between the secondary compartment (4) and the inside of the container (1), and a liquid (8) is held in the secondary compartment. The container is arranged so that on opening of the closure (3) the pressure in the secondary compartment (4) is reduced to atmospheric with the result that gas or liquid from the main body of the container (1) is jetted through the at least one orifice (5) into the liquid (8) in the secondary compartment (4) to generate a foam in the secondary compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1994
    Assignees: Whitbread PLC, Heineken Technical Services B.V.
    Inventors: James G. Jamieson, Mark P. Radford