Patents by Inventor Michael John Laybourne Hort

Michael John Laybourne Hort 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: 9718410
    Abstract: An assembly for releasably connecting a roof bar to a roof of a vehicle. The assembly includes a body which is affixed to the roof bar, a base which is affixed to the roof and has a receiving portion for receiving a portion of the body, a locking pin slidably engaged with the body and the base, and slidable along an axis between a locked position and an unlocked position. In the locked position, the locking in engages the body and the base. In the unlocked position, the locking pin engages the body or the base. The assembly also has an actuator movable along the axis to slide the locking pin between the locked position and the unlocked position, thereby selectively engaging the body with the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Rhino Rack Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Richard Oswald Cropley, Christopher John Murty, Michael John Laybourne Hort
  • Publication number: 20160229349
    Abstract: An assembly for releasably connecting a roof bar to a roof of a vehicle. The assembly includes a body which is affixed to the roof bar, a base which is affixed to the roof and has a receiving portion for receiving a portion of the body, a locking pin slidably engaged with the body and the base, and slidable along an axis between a locked position and an unlocked position. In the locked position, the locking in engages the body and the base. In the unlocked position, the locking pin engages the body or the base. The assembly also has an actuator movable along the axis to slide the locking pin between the locked position and the unlocked position, thereby selectively engaging the body with the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Richard Oswald Cropley, Christopher John Murty, Michael John Laybourne Hort
  • Publication number: 20140311309
    Abstract: In one preferred form there is provided a cutting assembly (10) for use in a kitchen. The cutting assembly includes a housing (12) adapted to house a roll of sheet material such as plastic wrap. There is provided a cutting surface (24) having a slit (28); and a slideable cutting arm (22) having a cutting edge (27) adapted for receipt in the slit (28) when moved along the slit (28) to cut the sheet material. The cutting surface (24) includes a high friction gripping surface (74) having a gloss finish for gripping the sheet material on the cutting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: DAVID PYNT, MICHAEL JOHN LAYBOURNE HORT, JOHN MCBRIEN LEVEY
  • Publication number: 20100288094
    Abstract: This invention provides a cutting assembly (10) for cutting a sheet material (30). The cutting assembly (10) includes a cutting surface (24), and a slidable cutting means (26). The cutting surface (24) is included in or mountable on the housing (12). The cutting surface (24) has a first surface (74) and a second surface (76), with a slit (28) therebetween. One of the surfaces (74 & 76) is at an angle compared to the other. The slideable cutting means (26) has a cutting edge (37) adapted for receipt in the slit (28) when it is moved therealong.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: David Pynt, Michael John Laybourne Hort, John McBrien Levey
  • Patent number: 7806427
    Abstract: The invention provides a fastener (10) for releasably securing a first element, such as an air bag (12) to a second element such as a bracket (14) located in a vehicle. Fastener (10) has a locking pin (16) which is movable between a locked position and a release position. Locking pin (16) has an engageable head (18). Fastener (10) includes clip (22) for engaging head (18). Locking pin (16) is biased to the release position, for example, by spring (26). Fastener (10) includes an actuator such as spring (32), comprising or including shape memory alloy and adapted to elongate upon application of appropriate energy. When spring (32) is elongated, it causes locking pin (16) to move to the release position. The invention also provides a fastener assembly (130) including at least one post (122) having a groove (124). Fastener assembly (130) includes a bar or latch, for example, in the form of wire (126) adapted to engage the groove (124). Attached to bar (126) is connecting means, such as shape memory spring (128).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Telezygology Inc.
    Inventors: Dickory Rudduck, Michael John Laybourne Hort, Adam Russell McArthur, Nicholas Anthony Ng, Geoffry David Sizer
  • Patent number: 7267250
    Abstract: The invention provides in a first aspect a closure (10) for a passageway such as a bottleneck. The closure (10) has a concertina element (16). When the concertina element (16) is released, the closure (10) can be removed from the passageway. The concertina element (16) may have folds (18), including compressible folds, may be in the form of a spiral. In a further aspect, the invention provides a second aspect a closure (110), which has a processing (132). The processing (132) may include a computer chip (134), is adapted to receive or convey various types of data, such as characteristics of the contents of the container closed by the closure (10). The first and second aspects may be combined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: Telezygology Inc.
    Inventors: Dickory Rudduck, Michael John Laybourne Hort
  • Patent number: 7168213
    Abstract: There is provided an adjustment device for adjusting the vertical height of, for example, studs, furniture and large appliances. The device has a base (12), a pine (14) upstanding from and supported by the base and a rotatable cam element (20). The pin has a number of grooves (16) and the cam is capable of engaging one or more of the grooves to alter the distance between the base and cam. Also disclosed is a stud or mullion (30) having two sets of channels, each of which is adapted to receive a cooperating means for mounting a panel or bracket. The sets of channels are parallel to each other and spaced apart by parallel spaced webs (32, 34). The adjustment device may be inserted in the stud or mullion. Further disclosed is a joining clip (not illustrated) for mounting a panel or bracket to the stud or mullion. The clip is in two parts, one part has means to connect the clip to the panel and the other has a pair of resilient arms and is able to mate with the first part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Telezygology Inc.
    Inventors: Dickory Rudduck, Michael John Laybourne Hort
  • Publication number: 20040168382
    Abstract: There is provided an adjustment device for adjusting the vertical height of, for example, studs, furniture and large appliances. The device has a base (12), a pine (14) upstanding from and supported by the base and a rotatable cam element (20). The pin has a number of grooves (16) and the cam is capable of engaging one or more of the grooves to alter the distance between the base and cam. Also disclosed is a stud or mullion (30) having two sets of channels, each of which is adapted to receive a cooperating means for mounting a panel or bracket. The sets of channels are parallel to each other and spaced apart by parallel spaced webs (32, 34). The adjustment device may be inserted in the stud or mullion. Further disclosed is a joining clip (not illustrated) for mounting a panel or bracket to the stud or mullion. The clip is in two parts, one part has means to connect the clip to the panel and the other has a pair of resilient arms and is able to mate with the first part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Publication date: September 2, 2004
    Applicant: Telezygology Inc.
    Inventors: Dickory Rudduck, Michael John Laybourne Hort
  • Patent number: D718185
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Rhino Rack Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Richard Oswald Cropley, Christopher John Murty, Michael John Laybourne Hort
  • Patent number: D758256
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: RHINO RACK AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Richard Oswald Cropley, Michael John Laybourne Hort, Christopher John Murty
  • Patent number: D777080
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Rhino Rack Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Richard Oswald Cropley, Michael John Laybourne Hort, Christopher John Murty
  • Patent number: D871962
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Waterwix Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Vincent John Hunt, Michael John Laybourne Hort, Ian John Collins, Robert Andrew Stevenson