Patents by Inventor Neil Polwart

Neil Polwart 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: 11321578
    Abstract: An acquired image is analysed to determine a test outcome value. A shape template for a test structure is provided to identify a position of a target measurement region on the test structure. A mapping defining a transformation of the shape template onto the image frame is determined. A mapping is determined and it is determined if a first matching condition based on first displacements of one or more edges identified in the image frame relative to the shape template is satisfied for the mapping. When the mapping satisfies the first matching condition and a second different matching condition based on second displacements of one or more edges identified in the image frame relative to the shape template, a verified image of a test structure is established. In the verified image of the test structure a target measurement region is identified. A test outcome value is determined by analysing the target measurement region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Novarum DX Ltd.
    Inventors: Antonio Manuel Domingos Lopes, Anthony Peter Ashbrook, Neil Polwart
  • Publication number: 20210089814
    Abstract: An acquired image is analysed to determine a test outcome value. A shape template for a test structure is provided to identify a position of a target measurement region on the test structure. A mapping defining a transformation of the shape template onto the image frame is determined. A mapping is determined and it is determined if a first matching condition based on first displacements of one or more edges identified in the image frame relative to the shape template is satisfied for the mapping. When the mapping satisfies the first matching condition and a second different matching condition based on second displacements of one or more edges identified in the image frame relative to the shape template, a verified image of a test structure is established. In the verified image of the test structure a target measurement region is identified. A test outcome value is determined by analysing the target measurement region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Antonio Manuel Domingos Lopes, Anthony Peter Ashbrook, Neil Polwart
  • Publication number: 20180196037
    Abstract: A testing apparatus for performing an assay, the testing apparatus comprising: a receptacle (2) containing a reagent, the reagent being reactive to an applied test sample by developing a colour or pattern variation; a portable device (1), e.g. a mobile phone or a laptop, comprising a processor and an image capture device (3), wherein the processor is configured to process data captured by the image capture device and output a test result for the applied test sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Neil Polwart, Graham Tyrie, Anthony Peter Ashbrook
  • Patent number: 9903857
    Abstract: A testing apparatus for performing an assay, the testing apparatus comprising: a receptacle (2) containing a reagent, the reagent being reactive to an applied test sample by developing a color or pattern variation; a portable device (1), e.g. a mobile phone or a laptop, comprising a processor and an image capture device (3), wherein the processor is configured to process data captured by the image capture device and output a test result for the applied test sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Norarum DX Limited
    Inventors: Neil Polwart, Graham Tyrie, Anthony Peter Ashbrook
  • Publication number: 20140154789
    Abstract: A testing apparatus for performing an assay, the testing apparatus comprising: a receptacle (2) containing a reagent, the reagent being reactive to an applied test sample by developing a colour or pattern variation; a portable device (1), e.g. a mobile phone or a laptop, comprising a processor and an image capture device (3), wherein the processor is configured to process data captured by the image capture device and output a test result for the applied test sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Neil Polwart, Graham Tyrie, Anthony Peter Ashbrook
  • Publication number: 20140061027
    Abstract: A fluid treatment apparatus comprising: a reactor vessel defining a chamber and having an inlet and an outlet to allow fluid to flow through the chamber; a UV light source adapted to transmit light within the chamber; and a plurality of catalyst members comprising a catalytic outer surface, the catalyst members being freely contained within the chamber, wherein the apparatus is adapted to cause the catalyst members to move around within the chamber as fluid flows through the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Neil Polwart, Steve Barfield, Graham Tyrie
  • Publication number: 20060238766
    Abstract: An improved Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensor (8) is described that is compact, simple to align and cost effective to produce, thus making the device highly mobile and so idea for field applications. These characteristics are achieved through the employment of a pre-formed cartridge (10) that provides for the required manipulation of a beam of light (2) used within the surface plasmon resonance process. The cartridge (10) is easily interchangeable and so provides a high degree of flexibility to the sensor (8). The device therefore provides a fast and simple means for the on site testing of fluids for the presence of harmful fluid borne bacterium. Particular application of the device is the testing of water samples obtained from industrial or recreational sources for the presence of the Legionella bacteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2003
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Applicant: PACIFIC SHELF 1258 LIMITED
    Inventor: Neil Polwart