Patents by Inventor Neil Davies

Neil Davies 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: 20210070258
    Abstract: A method of producing vehicles comprises: in a vehicle production process, manufacturing vehicle components of different types, and assembling the vehicle components to form vehicles; creating a set of vehicle records, each being a record of one of the vehicles entering active service; performing vehicle repairs on a subset of the vehicles after they have entered active service; creating a respective record of each of the vehicle repairs, each of which comprises or indicates a vehicle age or usage value, and records a vehicle component fault identified in the vehicle repair; to receiving at a data processing stage the vehicle records and vehicle repair records, wherein a predictive algorithm executed at the data processing stage processes the received records so as to, for each type of vehicle component: 1) identify a respective set of the vehicle repair records relating to that type of vehicle component, and 2) use the respective set of vehicle repair records to predict a respective number of or resource val
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: James Gareth DAVIES, Anthony Peter GRIFFITHS, Christopher Lee DAVIES, Martyn Neil JONES, Stephen David NORRIS, Christopher George REED, Patrick James TUDOR, Timothy Peter DAVIS, David Hong Sau CHUNG, Michael Paul NICHOLAS, Kelly Marie NOCK, Jonathan Michael PHILLIPS, Ashley Steven Burgess, Nicholas Peter Rees, Steffan Rees
  • Publication number: 20210074563
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for manufacturing a plurality of integrated circuits, IC, mounted on a common support, the system comprising: an input station configured (adapted, arranged) to receive at least one common support; an output station configured (adapted, arranged) to receive at least one common support having a plurality of integrated circuits formed thereon; a plurality of processing modules each module being operable (configured, arranged, adapted) to perform at least one of the processing steps (e.g. deposition, patterning, etching) for forming an integrated circuit on the common support; a transfer means operable (configured, arranged, adapted) to transfer the at least one common support from the input station to the output station and to one or more of the processing modules therebetween; control means (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Richard David PRICE, Neil DAVIES, Scott WHITE, Thomas Stanley VAN DEN HEEVER, Kenneth David WILLIAMSON, Nathaniel James GREEN
  • Patent number: 10912463
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are configured to assess the severity of a blockage in a vessel and, in particular, a stenosis in a blood vessel. In some particular embodiments, the devices, systems, and methods of the present disclosure are configured to assess the severity of a stenosis in the coronary arteries without the administration of a hyperemic agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignees: PHILIPS IMAGE GUIDED THERAPY CORPORATION, MEDSOLVE LIMITED, IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
    Inventors: Justin Davies, Joseph Burnett, Neil Hattangadi, David Anderson, Helen Catherine Stuart Davies
  • Publication number: 20210036034
    Abstract: The present invention provides processes for manufacturing a plurality of discrete integrated circuits (ICs) on a carrier, the process comprising the steps of: providing a carrier for a flexible substrate; depositing a flexible substrate of uniform thickness on said carrier; removing at least a portion of the thickness of the flexible substrate from at least a portion of the IC connecting areas to form channels in the flexible substrate and a plurality of IC substrate units spaced apart from one another on the carrier by said channels; forming an integrated circuit on at least one of the IC substrate units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Richard PRICE, Brian COBB, Neil DAVIES
  • Patent number: 10811383
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a plurality of electronic circuits is disclosed. Each electronic circuit comprises a respective first portion, comprising a respective group of contact pads, and a respective integrated circuit, IC, comprising a respective group of terminals and mounted on the respective group of contact pads with each terminal in electrical contact with a respective contact pad. The method comprises: providing a first structure comprising the plurality of first portions; providing a second structure comprising the plurality of ICs and a common support arranged to support the plurality of ICs; transferring said ICs from the common support onto a first roller; transferring said ICs from the first roller onto a second roller; and transferring said ICs from the second roller onto the first structure such that each group of terminals is mounted on a respective group of contact pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: PRAGMATIC PRINTING LTD.
    Inventors: Neil Davies, Richard David Price, Stephen Devenport, Stuart Philip Speakman
  • Publication number: 20200176287
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a plurality of electronic circuits is disclosed. Each electronic circuit comprises a respective first portion, comprising a respective group of contact pads, and a respective integrated circuit, IC, comprising a respective group of terminals and mounted on the respective group of contact pads with each terminal in electrical contact with a respective contact pad. The method comprises: providing a first structure comprising the plurality of first portions; providing a second structure comprising the plurality of ICs and a common support arranged to support the plurality of ICs; transferring said ICs from the common support onto a first roller having a removable surface portion; and transferring said ICs from the first roller onto the first structure such that each group of terminals is mounted on a respective group of contact pads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Neil DAVIES, Richard PRICE, Stephen DEVENPORT, Stuart SPEAKMAN
  • Patent number: 10633494
    Abstract: A method of producing a product, for example a stretch blow moulded container having a metallic or pearlescent appearance, comprises selecting a mass, for example a container preform, comprising a thermoplastic polymer which incorporates a carrier polymer and stretching the thermoplastic polymer during production of said product, for example from said mass. Said carrier polymer is suitably polydimethylsiloxane and the mass may be made in a process which comprises contacting a thermoplastic polymer with a liquid formulation comprising carrier polymer and colourant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: COLORMATRIX HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Overend, Patrick Brown, Neil Davies
  • Publication number: 20190316522
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine for an aircraft including a unit supplied with oil from a first oil circuit and a second oil circuit. The first oil circuit and the second oil circuit each are fluidly coupled with at least one inlet and with at least one outlet of the unit and with at least one inlet and with at least one outlet of an oil tank. The first oil circuit and the second oil circuit are configured to receive oil from the oil tank and to direct the received oil to the unit. The oil tank is incorporating offset outlets to each of the oil circuits. The offset outlet of the second oil circuit is positioned higher in the oil tank than the offset outlet of the first oil circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Stefan MENCZYKALSKI, Stephan UHKOETTER, John R. MASON, David A. EDWARDS, Neil DAVIES, Lynn HAMMOND, David WILLIAMS
  • Publication number: 20190316488
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine includes a gearbox receiving input from a core shaft and driving a fan at a lower speed than the core shaft. First and second oil circuits fluidly couple with an inlet and outlet of the gearbox. A third oil circuit fluidly couples with an inlet and outlet of the gearbox. The outlet of the gearbox includes a device directing oil from the gearbox to the first oil circuit, to the second oil circuit and to the third oil circuit when feeding to the gearbox exceeds a predefined oil flow rate, or deviates an operational value corresponding with that oil flow rate, and directs oil from the gearbox to the third oil circuit when feeding to the gearbox is the predefined flow rate or is a corresponding operational value or is greater than or equal to a further corresponding operational value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Stefan MENCZYKALSKI, Stephan UHKOETTER, John R. MASON, David A. EDWARDS, Neil DAVIES, Lynn HAMMOND, David WILLIAMS
  • Patent number: 10443465
    Abstract: An exhaust system for an internal combustion engine (28) for controlling the release of undesirable emissions from the engine comprises an exhaust pipe (32) for receiving an exhaust flow from the engine, an SCR catalyst (48) arranged in the exhaust flow and means (80) for determining the temperature of the SCR catalyst. A NOx absorber (38), such as a diesel oxidation and NOx absorber catalyst (DONAC), is located in the exhaust flow at a position upstream of the SCR catalyst (48) for absorbing and releasing NOx contained in the exhaust flow. Means is provided for controlling the NOx absorber (38) so as to control the release of NOx to the SCR catalyst (48) in dependence on the temperature of the SCR catalyst, thereby to effect active management of release of NOx from the DONAC (38).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Jaguar Land Rover Limited
    Inventors: Neil Bevan, Michael Davies, Andrew Lilley, Robert Bending
  • Publication number: 20190267462
    Abstract: A transistor is disclosed, comprising: a layer of semiconductor material comprising a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion connecting the first portion to the second portion and providing a semiconductive channel between the first portion and the second portion; a conductive first terminal covering and in electrical contact with said first portion of the layer of semiconductor material; a conductive second terminal covering and in electrical contact with said second portion of the layer of semiconductor material; a conductive gate terminal comprising a first overlapping portion covering at least part of the first terminal, and a channel portion covering the third portion of the layer of semiconductor material; and a layer of a first dielectric material, having a first dielectric constant, arranged between the first overlapping portion and the first terminal, and between the channel portion of the gate terminal and the third portion of the layer of semiconductor material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Richard PRICE, Nathaniel GREEN, Neil DAVIES, Adrian THORNDYKE, Feras ALKHALIL
  • Publication number: 20190067243
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a plurality of electronic circuits is disclosed. Each electronic circuit comprises a respective first portion, comprising a respective group of contact pads, and a respective integrated circuit, IC, comprising a respective group of terminals and mounted on the respective group of contact pads with each terminal in electrical contact with a respective contact pad. The method comprises: providing a first structure comprising the plurality of first portions; providing a second structure comprising the plurality of ICs and a common support arranged to support the plurality of ICs; transferring said ICs from the common support onto a first roller; transferring said ICs from the first roller onto a second roller; and transferring said ICs from the second roller onto the first structure such that each group of terminals is mounted on a respective group of contact pads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Neil DAVIES, Richard David PRICE, Stephen DEVENPORT, Stuart Philip SPEAKMAN
  • Publication number: 20170283563
    Abstract: A method of producing a product, for example a stretch blow moulded container having a metallic or pearlescent appearance, comprises selecting a mass, for example a container preform, comprising a thermoplastic polymer which incorporates a carrier polymer and stretching the thermoplastic polymer during production of said product, for example from said mass. Said carrier polymer is suitably polydimethylsiloxane and the mass may be made in a process which comprises contacting a thermoplastic polymer with a liquid formulation comprising carrier polymer and colourant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: COLORMATRIX HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Overend, Patrick Brown, Neil Davies
  • Patent number: 9406747
    Abstract: A vertically integrated hybrid component is implemented in the form of a wafer level package including: at least two element substrates assembled one above the other; a molded upper sealing layer made of an electrically insulating casting; and an external electrical contacting of the component being implemented on the top side via at least one contact stamp which is embedded in the sealing layer so that (i) its lower end is connected to a wiring level of an element substrate and (ii) its upper end is exposed in the surface of the sealing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Heribert Weber, Hartmut Kueppers, Jens Frey, Neil Davies, Jochen Reinmuth
  • Patent number: 9153523
    Abstract: In an ASIC element, vias are integrated into the CMOS processing of an ASIC substrate. The ASIC element includes an active front side in which the circuit functions are implemented. The at least one via is intended to establish an electrical connection between the active front side and the rear side of the element. The front side of the via is defined by at least one front-side trench which is completely filled, and the rear side is defined by at least one rear-side trench which is not completely filled. The rear-side trench opens into the filled front-side trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Heribert Weber, Hartmut Kueppers, Jochen Reinmuth, Neil Davies, Jens Frey
  • Patent number: 9023397
    Abstract: The present invention includes an oral pharmaceutical capsule comprising a shell, lanthanum carbonate or lanthanum carbonate hydrate, and a lubricant such as talc, wherein the shell encapsulates the lanthanum carbonate or its hydrate and the lubricant. Capsule shells comprise, for example, gelatin. The present invention also includes an oral pharmaceutical powder comprising lanthanum carbonate or lanthanum carbonate hydrate and a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient. The oral pharmaceutical capsules and powders of the present invention can be administered to treat a patient at risk of or suffering from hyperphosphatemia, at risk of or suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD), at risk of or suffering from soft tissue calcification associated with CKD, or at risk of or suffering from secondary hyperparathyroidism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Shire LLC
    Inventors: David Pierce, Josephine Christine Ferdinando, Peter Neil Davies
  • Patent number: 8980327
    Abstract: The present invention includes an oral pharmaceutical capsule comprising a shell, lanthanum carbonate or lanthanum carbonate hydrate, and a lubricant such as talc, wherein the shell encapsulates the lanthanum carbonate or its hydrate and the lubricant. Capsule shells comprise, for example, gelatin. The present invention also includes an oral pharmaceutical powder comprising lanthanum carbonate or lanthanum carbonate hydrate and a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient. The oral pharmaceutical capsules and powders of the present invention can be administered to treat a patient at risk of or suffering from hyperphosphatemia, at risk of or suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD), at risk of or suffering from soft tissue calcification associated with CKD, or at risk of or suffering from secondary hyperparathyroidism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Shire LLC
    Inventors: David Pierce, Josephine Christine Ferdinando, Peter Neil Davies
  • Publication number: 20150030695
    Abstract: The present invention includes an oral pharmaceutical capsule comprising a shell, lanthanum carbonate or lanthanum carbonate hydrate, and a lubricant such as talc, wherein the shell encapsulates the lanthanum carbonate or its hydrate and the lubricant. Capsule shells comprise, for example, gelatin. The present invention also includes an oral pharmaceutical powder comprising lanthanum carbonate or lanthanum carbonate hydrate and a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient. The oral pharmaceutical capsules and powders of the present invention can be administered to treat a patient at risk of or suffering from hyperphosphatemia, at risk of or suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD), at risk of or suffering from soft tissue calcification associated with CKD, or at risk of or suffering from secondary hyperparathyroidism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: David Pierce, Josephine Christine Ferdinando, Peter Neil Davies
  • Publication number: 20150024013
    Abstract: The present invention includes an oral pharmaceutical capsule comprising a shell, lanthanum carbonate or lanthanum carbonate hydrate, and a lubricant such as talc, wherein the shell encapsulates the lanthanum carbonate or its hydrate and the lubricant. Capsule shells comprise, for example, gelatin. The present invention also includes an oral pharmaceutical powder comprising lanthanum carbonate or lanthanum carbonate hydrate and a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient. The oral pharmaceutical capsules and powders of the present invention can be administered to treat a patient at risk of or suffering from hyperphosphatemia, at risk of or suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD), at risk of or suffering from soft tissue calcification associated with CKD, or at risk of or suffering from secondary hyperparathyroidism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: David Pierce, Josephine Christine Ferdinando, Peter Neil Davies
  • Publication number: 20140374917
    Abstract: A vertically integrated hybrid component is implemented in the form of a wafer level package including: at least two element substrates assembled one above the other; a molded upper sealing layer made of an electrically insulating casting; and an external electrical contacting of the component being implemented on the top side via at least one contact stamp which is embedded in the sealing layer so that (i) its lower end is connected to a wiring level of an element substrate and (ii) its upper end is exposed in the surface of the sealing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Heribert WEBER, Hartmut KUEPPERS, Jens Reutlingen, Neil DAVIES