Patents by Inventor Nicholas Palmer

Nicholas Palmer 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: 20230007859
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a body, a shaft, and an end effector. The end effector includes a staple cartridge unit having a housing and an anvil configured to form staples ejected from the housing into tissue. The end effector also includes a cartridge retaining member having an opposed pair of jaws configured to cooperate to grip the housing of the staple cartridge unit. The end effector further includes a deflectable retention member configured to removably secure the housing of the staple cartridge unit to the cartridge retaining member. The deflectable retention member is presented by one of the staple cartridge unit or the cartridge retaining member, and is configured to be deflected relative to a portion of the one of the staple cartridge unit or the cartridge retaining member from an undeflected state to a deflected state by the other of the staple cartridge unit or the cartridge retaining member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Inventors: Thomas E. Adams, Nicholas D. Courtwright, Daniel A. Palmer
  • Publication number: 20220363702
    Abstract: A compound including a first bidentate ligand LA that includes a structure of Formula I, are provided. The ligand LA is coordinated to a metal M and can be joined with other ligands. In Formula I, in addition to some exclusions, each of X1, X2, X3, and X4 is C or N; two R1, R2, and R3 can be joined or fused to form a ring; and each R1, R2, and R3 is independently a group containing the metal M, a hydrogen, or a General Substituent defined herein. Formulations, OLEDs, and consumer products containing the compound are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Tyler FLEETHAM, Nicholas J. THOMPSON, Neil PALMER, Zhiqiang JI, Tongxiang LU, Wei-Chun SHIH, Derek Ian WOZNIAK, Pierre-Luc T. BOUDREAULT, Diana DRENNAN
  • Patent number: 11485026
    Abstract: A manipulator configured for transferring a block having a core, the manipulator includes an end effector including an elongated member including a tip; and a resilient member configured for assuming a first state in which the resilient member has a first hardness and first size and a second state in which the resilient member is configured for assuming a second state in which the resilient member has a second hardness and second size, the resilient member is disposed on the tip, wherein the elongated member is configured to be disposed such that the tip is disposed within the core and the resilient member is disposed in the first state before the resilient member is disposed in the second state to engage the core and the elongated member is moved to transfer the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Spherical Block LLC
    Inventors: Peter Andrew Roberts, Nolan Kramer, Sara Perez, Jared Mason, Naqib Shahan, Nicholas Risley, Eric Chindamo, Patrick Palmer
  • Publication number: 20220242310
    Abstract: Systems and methods for verifying whether vehicle operators are paying attention are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may: generate output signals conveying information related to a first vehicle operator; make a first type of determination of at least one of an object on which attention of the first vehicle operator is focused and/or a direction in which attention of the first vehicle operator is focused; make a second type of determination regarding fatigue of the first vehicle operator; make a third type of determination of at least one of a distraction level of the first vehicle operator and/or a fatigue level of the first vehicle operator; and effectuate a notification regarding the third type of determination to at least one of the first vehicle operator and/or a remote computing server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Juan Carlos Mauricia, Daniel Andrew Deninger, Reza Ghanbari, Mark Freitas, Jeffrey Griswold, David Forney, Nicholas Shayne Brookins, Jason Palmer
  • Patent number: 9741707
    Abstract: Approaches for checking a design of an integrated circuit using an antenna rule are provided. A method includes determining a figure of merit for a transistor based on a resistance of a shunt path of the transistor relative to the size of the antenna and the size of the transistor. The method also includes comparing the determined figure of merit to a limit. The method further includes deeming the transistor to pass the antenna rule when the figure of merit is less than the limit, and deeming the transistor to fail the antenna rule when the figure of merit is greater than the limit. The determining and the comparing are performed by a computer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zachary Henderson, Jason D. Hibbeler, Terence B. Hook, Nicholas Palmer, Kirk D. Peterson
  • Patent number: 9741706
    Abstract: Approaches for checking a design of an integrated circuit using an antenna rule are provided. A method includes determining a figure of merit for a transistor based on a resistance of a shunt path of the transistor relative to the size of the antenna and the size of the transistor. The method also includes comparing the determined figure of merit to a limit. The method further includes deeming the transistor to pass the antenna rule when the figure of merit is less than the limit, and deeming the transistor to fail the antenna rule when the figure of merit is greater than the limit. The determining and the comparing are performed by a computer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zachary Henderson, Jason D. Hibbeler, Terence B. Hook, Nicholas Palmer, Kirk D. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20160328513
    Abstract: Approaches for checking a design of an integrated circuit using an antenna rule are provided. A method includes determining a figure of merit for a transistor based on a resistance of a shunt path of the transistor relative to the size of the antenna and the size of the transistor. The method also includes comparing the determined figure of merit to a limit. The method further includes deeming the transistor to pass the antenna rule when the figure of merit is less than the limit, and deeming the transistor to fail the antenna rule when the figure of merit is greater than the limit. The determining and the comparing are performed by a computer device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Zachary Henderson, Jason D. Hibbeler, Terence B. Hook, Nicholas Palmer, Kirk D. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20160329317
    Abstract: Approaches for checking a design of an integrated circuit using an antenna rule are provided. A method includes determining a figure of merit for a transistor based on a resistance of a shunt path of the transistor relative to the size of the antenna and the size of the transistor. The method also includes comparing the determined figure of merit to a limit. The method further includes deeming the transistor to pass the antenna rule when the figure of merit is less than the limit, and deeming the transistor to fail the antenna rule when the figure of merit is greater than the limit. The determining and the comparing are performed by a computer device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Zachary Henderson, Jason D. Hibbeler, Terence B. Hook, Nicholas Palmer, Kirk D. Peterson
  • Patent number: 9378329
    Abstract: Approaches for checking a design of an integrated circuit using an antenna rule are provided. A method includes determining a figure of merit for a transistor based on a resistance of a shunt path of the transistor relative to the size of the antenna and the size of the transistor. The method also includes comparing the determined figure of merit to a limit. The method further includes deeming the transistor to pass the antenna rule when the figure of merit is less than the limit, and deeming the transistor to fail the antenna rule when the figure of merit is greater than the limit. The determining and the comparing are performed by a computer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zachary Henderson, Jason D. Hibbeler, Terence B. Hook, Nicholas Palmer, Kirk D. Peterson
  • Patent number: 9181234
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound of the following formula and salts thereof: Also provided is the use of these compounds as antibacterials, compositions comprising them and processes for their manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Biota Europe Ltd.
    Inventors: James T Palmer, Christopher James Lunnis, Daniel A Offermann, Lorraine Claire Axford, Michael Blair, Dale Mitchell, Nicholas Palmer, Christopher Steele, John Atherall, David Watson, David Haydon, Lloyd Czaplewski, David Davies, Ian Collins, Edward Malcolm Tyndall, Laura Andrau, Gary Robert William Pitt
  • Publication number: 20120088750
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound of the following formula and salts thereof: Also provided is the use of these compounds as antibacterials, compositions comprising them and processes for their manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: BIOTA EUROPE LTD.
    Inventors: James T. PALMER, Christopher James LUNNIS, Daniel A. OFFERMANN, Lorraine Claire AXFORD, Michael BLAIR, Dale MITCHELL, Nicholas PALMER, Christopher STEELE, John ATHERALL, David WATSON, David HAYDON, Lloyd CZAPLEWSKI, David DAVIES, Ian COLLINS
  • Publication number: 20070237637
    Abstract: A turbine blade includes a hollow airfoil having a plurality of bowed tip holes extending through a tip floor thereof and skewed toward a squealer rib extending outwardly from the floor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventors: Ching-Pang Lee, Nicholas Palmer, Kevin Kirkeng
  • Publication number: 20070048133
    Abstract: A hollow turbine airfoil includes pressure and suction sidewalls extending in span between a root and tip and extending in chord between opposite leading and trailing edges. The pressure sidewall includes a first pattern of first holes distributed in span and chord over a majority thereof, and a second pattern of different second holes also distributed in span and chord over a minority of the pressure sidewall between the tip and the midspan of the airfoil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Publication date: March 1, 2007
    Inventors: Nicholas Palmer, Kevin Kirkeng, Ching-Pang Lee
  • Publication number: 20060183768
    Abstract: The invention provides compounds of the formula: wherein R1 is aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl or alkyl; R2 is H, alkyl, nitro, C02R7, CONR5R6 or halo; R3 and R4 are H, NR5R6, NC(O)R7, halo, trifluromethyl, alkyl, CONR5R6, CO2R7, nitrile or alkoxy; R5 and R6 may be the same or different and may be H, alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl or cycloalkyl; or R5 and R6 may together form a saturated, unsaturated or partially saturated 4 to 7 member ring, wherein said ring may optionally comprise one or more further heteroatoms selected from N, O or S; R7 is H or alkyl; A is H, halo, or a group of formula X-L-Y; X is O, S or NR8; R8 is H or alkyl; L is (CH2)n, where n is 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4; and Y is aryl, a heterocyclic group, alkyl, alkenyl or cycloalkyl; the products of mono- and di-oxidation of sulphur and/or mono-oxidation of nitrogen moieties in compounds of formula I; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Applicant: Xention Discovery Ltd.
    Inventors: John Ford, Nicholas Palmer, John Atherall, David Madge, Derek John
  • Publication number: 20060120864
    Abstract: A turbine airfoil includes opposite pressure and suction sides extending in span from a flowpath surface. The flowpath surface has chordally opposite forward and aft edges and laterally opposite first and second endfaces corresponding with the airfoil pressure and suction sides. The flowpath surface joins the first endface at the forward edge in a forward bullnose and joins the second endface at the aft edge in an aft bullnose, with the bullnoses varying in radius from the opposite edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2004
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Inventors: Wenfeng Lu, Ching-Pang Lee, Nicholas Palmer
  • Publication number: 20060051209
    Abstract: A turbine blade includes an airfoil having pressure and suction sidewalls extending between leading and trailing edges and root and tip. The tip includes squealer ribs extending from a tip floor forming an open tip cavity. The rib along the pressure sidewall has a squared external corner, and a flute extends along the base of the rib at the tip floor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Publication date: March 9, 2006
    Inventors: Ching-Pang Lee, James Bailey, Nicholas Palmer, Wenfeng Lu
  • Publication number: 20050282829
    Abstract: A compound of formula (I) wherein R1 is aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl or alkyl; R2 is H, alkyl, nitro, —CO2R7, CONR4R5 or halo; R3 is H, NR4R5, NC(O)R8, halo, trifluoromethyl, alkyl, nitrile or alkoxy; R4 and R5 may be the same or different, and may be H, alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl or cycloalkyl; or R4 and R5 may together form a saturated, unsaturated or partially saturated 4 to 7 member ring, wherein said ring may optionally comprise one or more further heteroatoms selected from N, O or S; X is O, S or NR6; R6 is H or alkyl; R7 is hydrogen, methyl or ethyl; R8 is methyl or ethyl; L is (CH2)n, where n is 1, 2 or 3; and Y is aryl, a heterocyclic group, alkyl, alkenyl or cycloalkyl; together with pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. The use of these compounds as potassium channel inhibitors is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Publication date: December 22, 2005
    Applicant: Xention Discovery Ltd.
    Inventors: John Ford, Nicholas Palmer, John Atherall, David Madge
  • Publication number: 20050068741
    Abstract: A heat sink having a base structure with a protruding thermal interface having an arcuate surface adapted to contact a processor assembly. The arcuate surface is adapted to accommodate a bent configuration of the base structure induced by a mounting load applied to the base structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Publication date: March 31, 2005
    Inventors: Douglas Bailey, Nicholas Palmer, Peter Martino
  • Publication number: 20050026935
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel compound of formula (I) or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. The invention is also directed to the uses of compounds having formula (I) in the treatment or prevention of diseases or disorders which requires potassium channel inhibition to an animal, mammal or human in need thereof. The invention is also directed to the use of compounds having formula (I) in the treatment or prevention of arrhythmia to an animal, mammal or human in need thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Publication date: February 3, 2005
    Inventors: John Ford, Nicholas Palmer, John Atherall, David Madge, Brad Sherborne, Mark Bushfield, Edward Stevens
  • Patent number: 6812485
    Abstract: A method and apparatus that allows additional contact pads to be added to a package to support debug and test operations is disclosed. In a preferred embodiment, a circuit board apparatus includes a semiconductor package and an interposer for receiving the semiconductor package. The semiconductor package preferably includes a substrate having a matrix of conductive contact pads on both the top and bottom surfaces of the substrate. The interposer preferably includes a body having a matrix of interposer contact bumps on both the inner and outer surfaces of the body. Each interposer contact bump preferably includes a metal coating and is shaped to abut a contact pad of the semiconductor package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Sharad M. Shah, David R. Bach, Angelo Villani, Nicholas Palmer