Patents by Inventor Paul M Blanchard

Paul M Blanchard 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: 10471028
    Abstract: Small molecule efflux pump inhibitors are provided, as well as methods for their use in treating infections. Also provided herein are methods of using the small molecule efflux pump inhibitors to restore the antibiotic susceptibility of microbes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
    Inventors: Paul M. Dunman, Catlyn E. Blanchard
  • Patent number: 7053925
    Abstract: A reconfigurable, three-dimensional display (1) wherein knowledge of the viewer's (4) eyes is used to enable the effective exit pupil(s) of the display system to be optimised. The system utilises this knowledge to identify contributing regions (5) within the display (1) that contribute light to the viewer (4). Priority is given to calculating and displaying the part of the display corresponding to the contributing region (5), thereby allowing the system computation requirements to be minimised. Further computation savings are achievable by recognising that only light travelling in a limited range of angles need to be considered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: QinetiQ Limited
    Inventors: Douglas A Payne, Paul M Blanchard
  • Patent number: 6975457
    Abstract: A three-dimensional imaging system is described which exploits the defocusing of non-zero diffraction order images caused by the quadratic distortion of a diffraction grating (4). An optical system (1) is used such that objects (5, 6 and 7), located at different distances from grating (4), are imaged simultaneously and spatially separated on a single plane B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: QinetiQ Limited
    Inventors: Alan H Greenaway, Paul M Blanchard
  • Publication number: 20040021768
    Abstract: A reconfigurable, three-dimensional display (1) wherein knowledge of the viewer's (4) eyes is used to enable the effective exit pupil(s) of the display system to be optimised. The system utilises this knowledge to identify contributing regions (5) within the display (1) that contribute light to the viewer (4). Priority is given to calculating and displaying the part of the display corresponding to the contributing region (5), thereby allowing the system computation requirements to be minimised. Further computation savings are achievable by recognising that only light travelling in a limited range of angles need to be considered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Inventors: Douglas A Payne, Paul M Blanchard
  • Patent number: 6621956
    Abstract: An optical fibre bend sensor (10) measures the degree and orientation of bending present in a sensor length (30) portion of a fibre assembly (26). Within a multicored fibre (30, 32,34), cores (62, 66) are grouped in non-coplanar pairs. An arrangement of optical elements (28, 36, 38) define within each core pair (62, 66) two optical paths (122, 124) which differ along the sensor length (30): one core (62) of a pair (62, 66) is included in the first path (122), and the other core (66) in the second path (124). A general bending of the sensor region (30) will lengthen one core (62, 66) with respect to the other. Interrogation of this length differential by means of interferometry generates interferograms from which the degree of bending in the plane of the core pair is extracted. Bend orientation can be deduced from data extracted from multiple core pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Qinetiq Limited
    Inventors: Alan H Greenaway, James G Burnett, Andrew R Harvey, Paul M Blanchard, Peter A Lloyd, Roy McBride, Philip St John Russell
  • Publication number: 20020097960
    Abstract: An optical fiber bend sensor (10) measures the degree and orientation of bending present in a sensor length (30) portion of a fiber assembly (26). Within a multicored fiber (30, 32,34), cores (62, 66) are grouped in non-coplanar pairs. An arrangement of optical elements (28, 36, 38) define within each core pair (62, 66) two optical paths (122, 124) which differ along the sensor length (30): one core (62) of a pair (62, 66) is included in the first path (122), and the other core (66) in the second path (124). A general bending of the sensor region (30) will lengthen one core (62, 66) with respect to the other. Interrogation of this length differential by means of interferometry generates interferograms from which the degree of bending in the plane of the core pair is extracted. Bend orientation can be deduced from data extracted from multiple core pairs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Applicant: The Secretary of State for Defence
    Inventors: Alan H. Greenaway, James G. Burnett, Andrew R. Harvey, Paul M. Blanchard, Peter A. Lloyd, Roy McBride, Philip St John Russell
  • Patent number: 6389187
    Abstract: An optical fiber bend sensor (10) measures the degree and orientation of bending present in a sensor length (30) portion of a fiber assembly (26). Within a multicored fiber (30, 32, 34), cores (62, 66) are grouped in non-coplanar pairs. An arrangement of optical elements (28, 36, 38) define within each core pair (62, 66) two optical paths (122, 124) which differ along the sensor length (30): one core (62) of a pair (62, 66) is included in the first path (122), and the other core (66) in the second path (124). A general bending of the sensor region (30) will lengthen one core (62, 66) with respect to the other. Interrogation of this length differential by means of interferometry generates interferograms from which the degree of bending in the plane of the core pair is extracted. Bend orientation can be deduced from data extracted from multiple core pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: Qinetiq Limited
    Inventors: Alan H Greenaway, James G Burnett, Andrew R Harvey, Peter A Lloyd, Roy McBride, Philip St John Russell, Paul M Blanchard
  • Patent number: RE43203
    Abstract: A reconfigurable, three-dimensional display (1) wherein knowledge of the viewer's (4) eyes is used to enable the effective exit pupil(s) of the display system to be optimised. The system utilises this knowledge to identify contributing regions (5) within the display (1) that contribute light to the viewer (4). Priority is given to calculating and displaying the part of the display corresponding to the contributing region (5), thereby allowing the system computation requirements to be minimised. Further computation savings are achievable by recognising that only light travelling in a limited range of angles need to be considered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: F. Poszat Hu, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas A. Levenets, Paul M. Blanchard