Patents by Inventor Michael Hodgson

Michael Hodgson 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: 8680476
    Abstract: A beta radiation monitor (70,90), comprising a gas flow proportional detector (60) for detecting beta radiation emitted by a beta emitter external to the detector; a fill gas supply (51) configured to supply a fill gas to the detector, wherein the fill gas comprises nitrogen; a temperature sensor (72) for measuring temperature; and a controller (64) in communication with the temperature sensor for adjusting an operational parameter of the monitor in accordance with the measured temperature. The operational parameter may comprise a voltage applied across the fill gas, which may be thermistor controlled, or a beta radiation detection threshold of the detector. The fill gas is supplied by a nitrogen generator. The gas flow proportional detector may be a large-area detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Thermo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Neil Andrew Webster, John Stanley Usher, Christopher Edward Hill, Michael Hodgson
  • Publication number: 20110315889
    Abstract: A beta radiation monitor (70,90), comprising a gas flow proportional detector (60) for detecting beta radiation emitted by a beta emitter external to the detector; a fill gas supply (51) configured to supply a fill gas to the detector, wherein the fill gas comprises nitrogen; a temperature sensor (72) for measuring temperature; and a controller (64) in communication with the temperature sensor for adjusting an operational parameter of the monitor in accordance with the measured temperature. The operational parameter may comprise a voltage applied across the fill gas, which may be thermistor controlled, or a beta radiation detection threshold of the detector. The fill gas is supplied by a nitrogen generator. The gas flow proportional detector may be a large-area detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Neil Andrew Webster, John Stanley Usher, Christopher Edward Hill, Michael Hodgson
  • Patent number: 7310613
    Abstract: A system comprises an input for product selection data; a marketplace product store for storing marketplace product definitions; a product selection store for storing data defining a selection of one or more products from the marketplace product store; an enterprise capability store for storing data defining capability of an enterprise in relation to supply of one or more products; and a product fulfillment data store for storing one or more product descriptions. At least one link is generated between each product description in the product fulfillment data store to data stored in the enterprise capability store, and at least one link is generated between each product description in the product fulfillment data store to data stored in the product selection store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignees: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company, AT&T Corporation
    Inventors: John V Briel, William R Brook, Stephen I Daleman, John D Gabbe, Kenneth A Lang, John A Wojciechowski, Jr., Paul Muschamp, Lindsay A Campbell, David R Griffiths, Brian R Henderson, Michael Hodgson, Jonathan Legh-Smith, Vineet Mittal
  • Publication number: 20030110073
    Abstract: A data management system, for use in receiving and processing data in relation to one or more products, and recording fulfilment in respect of a generated product description, the system comprising:
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Publication date: June 12, 2003
    Inventors: John V Briel, William R Brook, Stephen I Daleman, John D Gabbe, Kenneth A Lang, John A Wojciechowski Jr, Paul Muschamp, Lindsay A Campbell, David R Griffiths, Brian R Henderson, Michael Hodgson, Jonathan Legh-Smith, Vineet Mittal
  • Patent number: 5750805
    Abstract: Epoxides containing hydroxy groups are rearranged enantioselectively using a chiral base to give allyl alcohols in high enantiomeric excess, e.g. ##STR1## If R.sup.3 .noteq.H, the reaction also has the effect of generating a chiral tetrasubstituted carbon atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignee: The University of Reading
    Inventors: David Michael Hodgson, Jason Witherington
  • Patent number: 5744635
    Abstract: A method for prerparing compounds of formula (I), wherein R is an optionally substituted alkenyl or alkynyl radical having up to 8 carbon atoms, or an optionally substituted mono- or polycyclic aryl or heteroaryl radical, and R.sub.1 and R.sub.2 are an alkyl radical having up to 4 carbon atoms. According to the method, a compound of the formula (II), wherein X is a halogen atom, is exposed to an organometallic compound of the formula (III): RZ, wherein R has the same meaning as before and Z is a metal or metal derivative. Alternatively, a compound of formula (II'), wherein Z' is a metal or metal derivative, is exposed to a compound of the formula (III'): RX', wherein X' is a nucleophilic reaction leaving group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignee: Roussel Uclaf
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Brayer, David Michael Hodgson, Ian Christopher Richards, Jason Witherington