Patents by Inventor Nicholas Martin Broadbent

Nicholas Martin Broadbent 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: 10654540
    Abstract: A cycle carrier structure mounted on a cycle comprises an integral bifurcated structure comprising a pair of limbs which are connected at their ends to complementary projections (6, 13) mounted on the ends of a skewer (12) by way of quick release connectors. The bifurcated structure (1) is pivotably connected at the interconnection between the limbs to one end of an adjustable strut (2). The strut (2) is connected at its other end to a seat post (10) by a quick release coupling (3). The bifurcated structure (1) has apertures (7) which can receive a pin (34) of a pannier (29) to secure the pannier (29) to the carrier frame (1). A hook (36) engages a limb of the bifurcated structure (1) to provide additional stability. The bifurcated structure (1) may be an integral component, for example a moulded, hollow component of composite material or alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TAILFIN LIMITED
    Inventor: Nicholas Martin Broadbent
  • Patent number: 10589927
    Abstract: A waste disposal device for sealing waste and a cassette for dispensing film are disclosed. The waste disposal device comprises first and second rollers, each comprising first and second end portions and a joining portion therebetween. The end portions of the first and second rollers are arranged to receive and seal first and second film portions therebetween as the first and second rollers rotate. The joining portions of the first and second rollers are arranged to define an aperture for receiving waste in a first rotary configuration of the rollers and to seal the first and second film portions therebetween in a second rotary configuration of the first and second rollers. The cassette comprises first and second portions comprising respective first and second film dispensers. The first portion is mechanically connected to the second portion. The cassette is moveable between a first, compact configuration and a second, extended configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SANGENIC INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Paul Schofield, Douglas Begg, Andrew Mattocks, Matthew James Brady, Benjamin John Strutt, Andrew Julian Stockdale, Nicholas Martin Broadbent, Kenneth Waeber, Benjamin Krupp, Kenneth Hogue, James Yoder, David Tekamp
  • Publication number: 20190039671
    Abstract: A cycle carrier structure mounted on a cycle comprises an integral bifurcated structure comprising a pair of limbs which are connected at their ends to complementary projections (6, 13) mounted on the ends of a skewer (12) by way of quick release connectors. The bifurcated structure (1) is pivotably connected at the interconnection between the limbs to one end of an adjustable strut (2). The strut (2) is connected at its other end to a seat post (10) by a quick release coupling (3). The bifurcated structure (1) has apertures (7) which can receive a pin (34) of a pannier (29) to secure the pannier (29) to the carrier frame (1). A hook (36) engages a limb of the bifurcated structure (1) to provide additional stability. The bifurcated structure (1) may be an integral component, for example a moulded, hollow component of composite material or alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: TAILFIN LIMITED
    Inventor: Nicholas Martin BROADBENT
  • Publication number: 20160295915
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating device for use in an aerosol-generating system is provided, the aerosol-generating device including a cavity configured to receive an aerosol-generating article; a heat exchanger having a first portion proximate to the cavity and a second portion distal to the cavity for capturing heat from a lighter; and a retractable cover, wherein the retractable cover is movable from a first position in which the retractable cover covers the second portion of the heat-exchanger to a second position in which the second portion of the heat exchanger is exposed for heating by a lighter and wherein the retractable cover is configured to automatically return from the second position to the first position when the second portion of the heat exchanger reaches a threshold temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A.
    Inventors: Evan JOCHNOWITZ, Nicholas Martin BROADBENT, Christopher James ROWE, Michael CANE
  • Patent number: 9241501
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing a frozen confection is provided comprising: an insulated chamber (1) housing a container (3) of a frozen confection; a refrigeration system (8); a nozzle (4) having an inner end which is connected to the container (3); and an outer end which is located outside the insulated chamber; means for applying pressure to the frozen confection thereby to dispense it from the container (3); a cap (7) which can enclose the outer end (6) of the nozzle (4) when closed and which allows external access to the outer end (6) of the nozzle (4) when open; and one or more channels (12) which allow cold air to flow from the chamber into the region around the outer end of the nozzle; wherein the apparatus comprises a removable holder (10) that supports the container (3) and wherein the spaces between the container (3), the inside of the chamber and the underside of the holder form the one or more channels (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Conopco Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Martin Broadbent, David John Foster, Paul Edwin Lewis
  • Publication number: 20150151908
    Abstract: A waste disposal device for sealing waste and a cassette for dispensing film are disclosed. The waste disposal device comprises first and second rollers, each comprising first and second end portions and a joining portion therebetween. The end portions of the first and second rollers are arranged to receive and seal first and second film portions therebetween as the first and second rollers rotate. The joining portions of the first and second rollers are arranged to define an aperture for receiving waste in a first rotary configuration of the rollers and to seal the first and second film portions therebetween in a second rotary configuration of the first and second rollers. The cassette comprises first and second portions comprising respective first and second film dispensers. The first portion is mechanically connected to the second portion. The cassette is moveable between a first, compact configuration and a second, extended configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Schofield, Douglas Begg, Andrew Mattocks, Matthew James Brady, Benjamin John Strutt, Andrew Julian Stockdale, Nicholas Martin Broadbent, Kenneth Waeber, Benjamin Krupp, Kenneth Hogue, James Yoder, David Tekamp
  • Patent number: 8857674
    Abstract: A pump driver, a disposable pump cartridge for use with the pump driver and a beverage dispenser employing the pump drive are disclosed. The disposable pump cartridge comprises at least one barrel 20 having an inlet valve 24 and an outlet valve 26 associated therewith. A piston 28 movable within the barrel 20 is retained in a minimum volume position during transit by a protrusion 22 on the internal surface of the barrel 20. The piston 20 has a piston shaft 28 with a hollow end arranged, in use, to releasably engage a piston driver to drive the piston 28 from its minimum volume position to an operative position, and to reciprocate the piston 28 within the barrel 20 in its operative position to draw fluid into and pump fluid from the barrel 20 via the inlet valve 24 and outlet valve 26 respectively. Methods of engaging, disengaging and changing the disposable pump cartridge are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Cornelius, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard John Nighy, Daniel Peterson Godfrey, Lucy Ann Sheldon, Nicholas Martin Broadbent, Sam Gilbert Willis
  • Publication number: 20140014689
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing a frozen confection is provided comprising: an insulated chamber (1) housing a container (3) of a frozen confection; a refrigeration system (8); a nozzle (4) having an inner end which is connected to the container (3); and an outer end which is located outside the insulated chamber; means for applying pressure to the frozen confection thereby to dispense it from the container (3; a cap (7) which can enclose the outer end (6) of the nozzle (4) when closed and which allows external access to the outer end (6) of the nozzle (4) when open; and one or more channels (12) which allow cold air to flow from the chamber into the region around the outer end of the nozzle; wherein the apparatus comprises a removable holder (10) that supports the container (3) and wherein the spaces between the container (3), the inside of the chamber and the underside of the holder form the one or more channels (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Nicholas Martin Broadbent, David John Foster, Paul Edwin Lewis
  • Publication number: 20110042413
    Abstract: A pump driver, a disposable pump cartridge for use with the pump driver and a beverage dispenser employing the pump drive are disclosed. The disposable pump cartridge comprises at least one barrel 20 having an inlet valve 24 and an outlet valve 26 associated therewith. A piston 28 movable within the barrel 20 is retained in a minimum volume position during transit by a protrusion 22 on the internal surface of the barrel 20. The piston 20 has a piston shaft 28 with a hollow end arranged, in use, to releasably engage a piston driver to drive the piston 28 from its minimum volume position to an operative position, and to reciprocate the piston 28 within the barrel 20 in its operative position to draw fluid into and pump fluid from the barrel 20 via the inlet valve 24 and outlet valve 26 respectively. Methods of engaging, disengaging and changing the disposable pump cartridge are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventors: Richard John Nighy, Daniel Peterson Godfrey, Lucy Ann Sheldon, Nicholas Martin Broadbent, Sam Gilbert Willis
  • Publication number: 20080282722
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for dispensing a beverage, the beverage comprising a liquid-beverage portion and a frozen-beverage portion. The apparatus comprises means for dispensing into a receptacle the liquid beverage portion, means (102) for freezing a portion of beverage so as to provide the frozen beverage portion and means (104, 104? for dispensing the frozen-beverage portion into the receptacle. The present apparatus also provides a method for dispensing a frozen beverage portion by providing one or more cooling chambers (102) cooled by cooling means, supplying at least one of the cooling chambers with a portion of beverage, freezing the portion of beverage to provide at least one beverage frozen-beverage portion and ejecting one frozen beverage portion from its cooling chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: Clive Justin Edmonds, Daniel Peterson Godfrey, Lucy Sheldon, Nicholas Martin Broadbent