Patents by Inventor Paul Richardson

Paul Richardson 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: 20180289205
    Abstract: Systems, methods and cartridges for carbonating or otherwise dissolving gas in a precursor liquid, such as water, to form a beverage. A gas source can be provided in a cartridge which is used to generate gas that is dissolved into the precursor liquid. A beverage medium, such as a powdered drink mix or liquid syrup, may be provided in the same, or a separate cartridge as the gas source and mixed with the precursor liquid to form a beverage. The use of one or more cartridges for the gas source and/or beverage medium may make for an easy to use and mess-free system for making sparkling beverages, e.g., in the consumer's home.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: Bedford Systems LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. Novak, Ross Packard, Peter Peterson, Shawn Gulla, Jennifer Caitlin Huot Carlson, Camilla Schmitt, Mark Joseph Cohen, Ross Peter Jones, Nicolas Alejandro Martinez, Milles William Noel Hember, Fabien Yannick Schmitt, Gary Stacey, Niall Allan Mottram, Neil Lester Campbell, Cormac O'Prey, Wai Ting Chan, Nicholas David Rollings, Charles Frazer Kilby, Christopher Paul Richardson, Thomas Bates Jackson, Scott Grubb, Chris Covey, Barry Dobson, Paul Wilkins, Chris Roach, Peter Cauwood, Keith Thompson
  • Patent number: 10081442
    Abstract: The invention provides a multiple decked cargo container, suitable for use inter alia in aircraft catering operations. The container comprises a floating deck and vertically moveable roof, to allow for an increased load carrying capacity via two vertically stacked storage areas, whilst meeting height restrictions and providing sufficient headroom for ground crew to access the interior of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE POST AG
    Inventors: Martin Bryce, Paul Richardson, Kyle Robertson, Mark Defanis
  • Patent number: 10023184
    Abstract: A hybrid system includes a hybrid module that is located between an engine and a transmission. The hybrid system includes an energy storage system for storing energy from and supplying energy to the hybrid module. An inverter transfers power between the energy storage system and the hybrid module. The hybrid system also includes a cooling system, a DC-DC converter, and a high voltage tap. The hybrid module is designed to recover energy, such as during braking, as well as power the vehicle. The hybrid module includes an electrical machine (eMachine) along with electrical and mechanical pumps for circulating fluid. A clutch provides the sole operative connection between the engine and the eMachine. The hybrid system further incorporates a power take off (PTO) unit that is configured to be powered by the engine and/or the eMachine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Hartz, Nayan V. Patel, Vernon D. Thompson, Paul A. Richardson, Christopher A. Baker, George S. Pelton
  • Patent number: 10012270
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an actuation mechanism for applying a mechanical diode clutch. The actuation mechanism includes a capsule including a cylindrical body defining an interior chamber, the cylindrical body defining a first opening at a first end and a second opening at a second end thereof. The actuation mechanism also includes a pin having a body and a radially-extending arm, the pin being retained within the interior chamber of the capsule. An apply spring is coupled at one end to the pin and a return spring is retained within the interior chamber of the capsule. The return spring is disposed between the pin on one end and the cylindrical body on the opposite end thereof. The return spring substantially surrounds the apply spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ALLISON TRANSMISSION, INC.
    Inventors: Paul A Richardson, Jeremy Turner
  • Publication number: 20180153331
    Abstract: Systems, methods and cartridges for carbonating or otherwise dissolving gas in a precursor liquid, such as water, to form a beverage. A gas source can be provided in a cartridge which is used to generate gas that is dissolved into the precursor liquid. A beverage medium, such as a powdered drink mix or liquid syrup, may be provided in the same, or a separate cartridge as the gas source and mixed with the precursor liquid to form a beverage. The use of one or more cartridges for the gas source and/or beverage medium may make for an easy to use and mess-free system for making sparkling beverages, e.g., in the consumer's home.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: Bedford Systems LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. Novak, Ross Packard, Peter Peterson, Shawn Gulla, Jennifer Caitlin Huot Carlson, Camilla Schmitt, Mark Joseph Cohen, Ross Peter Jones, Nicolas Alejandro Martinez, Miles William Noel Hember, Fabien Yannick Schmitt, Gary Stacey, Niall Allan Mottram, Neil Lester Campbell, Cormac O'Prey, Wai Ting Chan, Nicholas David Rollings, Charles Frazer Kilby, Christopher Paul Richardson, Thomas Bates Jackson, Scott Grubb, Chris Covey, Barry Dobson, Paul Wilkins, Chris Roach, Peter David Cauwood, Keith Paul Thompson, James Hewitt, Marc Angotti, Ray Carroll, Richard Estabrook, Kevin Hartley, Frank Consoli
  • Patent number: 9936834
    Abstract: Systems, methods and cartridges for carbonating or otherwise dissolving gas in a precursor liquid, such as water, to form a beverage. A gas source can be provided in a cartridge which is used to generate gas that is dissolved into the precursor liquid. A beverage medium, such as a powdered drink mix or liquid syrup, may be provided in the same, or a separate cartridge as the gas source and mixed with the precursor liquid to form a beverage. The use of one or more cartridges for the gas source and/or beverage medium may make for an easy to use and mess-free system for making sparkling beverages, e.g., in the consumer's home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: BEDFORD SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. Novak, Ross Packard, Peter Peterson, Shawn Gulla, Jennifer Caitlin Huot Carlson, Camilla Schmitt, Mark Joseph Cohen, Ross Peter Jones, Nicolas Alejandro Martinez, Miles William Noel Hember, Fabien Yannick Schmitt, Gary Stacey, Niall Allan Mottram, Neil Lester Campbell, Cormac O'Prey, Wai Ting Chan, Nicholas David Rollings, Charles Frazer Kilby, Christopher Paul Richardson, Thomas Bates Jackson, Scott Grubb, Chris Covey, Barry Dobson, Paul Wilkins, Chris Roach, Peter Cauwood, Keith Thompson
  • Publication number: 20180043917
    Abstract: A collapsible stroller is disclosed, including a front axle frame member, a rear axle frame member, a handlebar frame member, a handlebar, and a hub. The hub includes a rotating attachment point for the front axle frame member, a rotating attachment point for the handlebar frame member, a fixed attachment point for the rear axle frame member. A cable connects the hub, and a rotatable handle on the handlebar frame member. When the rotatable handle is rotated, the cable causes the hub to collapse in two stages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Nigel Plested, Paul Richardson
  • Publication number: 20180043918
    Abstract: A stroller including a pair of wheels and a cross bar extending therebetween. A pedal is coupled to the cross bar, and is transitional relative thereto between locked and unlocked configurations. A pair of braking pins is operatively coupled to the pedal. Each braking pin is transitional relative to a corresponding wheel between locked and unlocked configurations. Each braking pin is engaged with the corresponding wheel when the braking pin is in the locked configuration, and each braking pin is disengaged with the corresponding wheel when in the unlocked configuration. The braking pins are coupled to the pedal such that movement of the pedal from the unlocked configuration to the locked configuration causes the braking pins to transition to their respective locked configurations, and movement of the pedal from the locked configuration to the unlocked configuration causes the braking pins to transition to their respective unlocked configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Nigel Plested, Paul Richardson
  • Publication number: 20180017712
    Abstract: A wettable silicone hydrogel contact lens having a low ionoflux and low evaporation is manufactured by curing a silicone hydrogel polymerizable composition in a contact lens mold comprising front and back lens-forming surfaces, where one of the lens-forming surfaces has a higher polarity than the other lens-forming surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Applicant: CooperVision International Holding Company, LP
    Inventors: Paul Richardson, Nancy J. Keir, Xinfeng Shi, James Mun
  • Patent number: 9867493
    Abstract: Systems, methods and cartridges for carbonating or otherwise dissolving gas in a precursor liquid, such as water, to form a beverage. A gas source can be provided in a cartridge which is used to generate gas that is dissolved into the precursor liquid. A beverage medium, such as a powdered drink mix or liquid syrup, may be provided in the same, or a separate cartridge as the gas source and mixed with the precursor liquid to form a beverage. The use of one or more cartridges for the gas source and/or beverage medium may make for an easy to use and mess-free system for making sparkling beverages, e.g., in the consumer's home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Bedford Systems LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. Novak, Ross Packard, Peter Peterson, Shawn Gulla, Jennifer Caitlin Huot Carlson, Camilla Schmitt, Mark Joseph Cohen, Ross Peter Jones, Nicolas Alejandro Martinez, Miles William Noel Hember, Fabien Yannick Schmitt, Gary Stacey, Niall Allan Mottram, Neil Lester Campbell, Cormac O'Prey, Wai Ting Chan, Nicholas David Rollings, Charles Frazer Kilby, Christopher Paul Richardson, Thomas Bates Jackson, Scott Grubb, Chris Covey, Barry Dobson, Paul Wilkins, Chris Roach, Peter David Cauwood, Keith Paul Thompson, James Hewitt, Marc Angotti, Ray Carroll, Richard Estabrook, Kevin Hartley, Frank Consoli
  • Patent number: 9574038
    Abstract: HEMA-compatible siloxane monomers are described that can be used to manufacture contact lenses that combine the attributes of HEMA-based contact lenses with the high oxygen permeability of silicone hydrogel lenses. Optically clear silicone hydrogel contact lens can be manufactured that comprise a polymeric lens body that is the reaction product of a polymerizable composition comprising: a) at least 25 wt. % of at least one hydroxyalkyl methacrylate; and b) at least 20 wt. % of at least one HEMA-compatible polysiloxane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: CooperVision International Holding Company, LP
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ueyama, Charlie Chen, Yuan Xu, Yuwen Liu, Ying Zheng, Paul Richardson, Hong Xue
  • Publication number: 20170039341
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, to present a video. One of the methods includes obtaining one or more unstructured documents. The method includes obtaining, by a computer system, a data model, the data model identifying a type of fact that can be determined from the one or more unstructured documents. The method includes determining, by the computer system, a channel to extract facts from the document based on the type of fact. The method includes distributing, by the computer system, the one or more unstructured documents to the channel. The method includes extracting, by the channel, facts from the one or more unstructured documents. The method also includes storing the facts in a data model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Gil Shklarski, Amy Abernethy, Benjamin Birnbaum, Geoffrey Calkins, Dominique Connolly, Joseph Delgado, Joseph DiLallo, Andrew Dilling, James Dura, Daniel Eisenberg, Lauren Ellsworth, Ross Feinstein, Jeremy Feinstein, Caitlin Keenan, Jeremy Kohansimeh, Katherine Larrabee, Dennis Lee, Elijah Meerson, Catherine Miller, Joseph Mou, Nathan Nussbaum, Cynthia Revol, Paul Richardson, Maayan Roth, Melisa Tucker, Nathaniel Turner, Zachary Weinberg, Paul You
  • Patent number: 9556383
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for oxidizing asphalt which comprises dispersing an oxygen containing gas throughout an asphalt flux in an oxidation zone while the asphalt flux is maintained at a temperature which is within the range of about 400° F. to 550° F., wherein the oxygen containing gas is introduced into the oxidation zone through a recycle loop. The recycle loop pumps asphalt flux from the oxidation zone and reintroduces the asphalt flux into the oxidation zone as oxygen enhanced asphalt flux. The recycle loop will typically include a pump which pulls the asphalt flux from the oxidation zone and which pumps the oxygen enhanced asphalt flux into the oxidation zone, and wherein the oxygen containing gas is injected into the recycle loop at a point before the asphalt flux enters into the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas Soto, Dale Kelley, Paul Richardson, Daniel Boss
  • Publication number: 20170008990
    Abstract: HEMA-compatible siloxane monomers are described that can be used to manufacture contact lenses that combine the attributes of HEMA-based contact lenses with the high oxygen permeability of silicone hydrogel lenses. Optically clear silicone hydrogel contact lens can be manufactured that comprise a polymeric lens body that is the reaction product of a polymerizable composition comprising: a) at least 25 wt. % of at least one hydroxyalkyl methacrylate; and b) at least 20 wt. % of at least one HEMA-compatible polysiloxane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: CooperVision International Holding Company, LP
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ueyama, Charlie Chen, Yuan Xu, Yuwen Liu, Ying Zheng, Paul Richardson, Hong Xue
  • Publication number: 20160368622
    Abstract: The invention provides a multiple decked cargo container, suitable for use inter alia in aircraft catering operations. The container comprises a floating deck and vertically moveable roof, to allow for an increased load carrying capacity via two vertically stacked storage areas, whilst meeting height restrictions and providing sufficient headroom for ground crew to access the interior of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Martin BRYCE, Paul RICHARDSON, Kyle ROBERTSOS, Mark DEFANIS
  • Publication number: 20160314415
    Abstract: A computer implemented method determines a route for an infrastructure element by analysing the satellite and lidar information. A method determines a route for an infrastructure element from satellite and liDAR information. Satellite information is analysed and a route corridor between a first location and a second location is determined from the satellite information. LiDAR information is analysed and a route between the first location and the second location is determined from the liDAR information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicant: Network Mapping UK Limited
    Inventor: Paul Richardson
  • Patent number: 9453110
    Abstract: Optically clear silicone hydrogel contact lenses are described that comprise a polymeric lens body that is the reaction product of a polymerizable composition comprising at least 25 wt. % of at least one hydroxyalkyl methacrylate; and at least 20 wt. % of at least one HEMA-compatible bifunctional polysiloxane comprising at least 6 siloxane groups and having an HLB value of at least 5 and/or a hydroxyl group content of at least 1 wt. %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: CooperVision International Holding Company, LP
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ueyama, Charlie Chen, Yuan Xu, Yuwen Liu, Ying Zheng, Paul Richardson, Prasad Dande
  • Publication number: 20160244053
    Abstract: A hybrid system includes a hybrid module that is located between an engine and a transmission. The hybrid system includes an energy storage system for storing energy from and supplying energy to the hybrid module. An inverter transfers power between the energy storage system and the hybrid module. The hybrid system also includes a cooling system, a DC-DC converter, and a high voltage tap. The hybrid module is designed to recover energy, such as during braking, as well as power the vehicle. The hybrid module includes an electrical machine (eMachine) along with electrical and mechanical pumps for circulating fluid. A clutch provides the sole operative connection between the engine and the eMachine. The hybrid system further incorporates a power take off (PTO) unit that is configured to be powered by the engine and/or the eMachine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Applicant: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Hartz, Nayan V. Patel, Vernon D. Thompson, Paul A. Richardson, Christopher A. Baker, George S. Pelton
  • Publication number: 20160185914
    Abstract: Optically clear silicone hydrogel contact lenses are described that comprise a polymeric lens body that is the reaction product of a polymerizable composition comprising at least 25 wt. % of at least one hydroxyalkyl methacrylate; and at least 20 wt. % of at least one HEMA-compatible bifunctional polysiloxane comprising at least 6 siloxane groups and having an HLB value of at least 5 and/or a hydroxyl group content of at least 1 wt. %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: CooperVision International Holding Company, LP
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ueyama, Charlie Chen, Yuan Xu, Yuwen Liu, Ying Zheng, Paul Richardson, Prasad Dande
  • Patent number: 9358866
    Abstract: A hybrid system includes a hybrid module that is located between an engine and a transmission. The hybrid system includes an energy storage system for storing energy from and supplying energy to the hybrid module. An inverter transfers power between the energy storage system and the hybrid module. The hybrid system also includes a cooling system, a DC-DC converter, and a high voltage tap. The hybrid module is designed to recover energy, such as during braking, as well as power the vehicle. The hybrid module includes an electrical machine (eMachine) along with electrical and mechanical pumps for circulating fluid. A clutch provides the sole operative connection between the engine and the eMachine. The hybrid system further incorporates a power take off (PTO) unit that is configured to be powered by the engine and/or the eMachine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Hartz, Nayan V. Patel, Vernon D. Thompson, Paul A. Richardson, Christopher A. Baker, George S. Pelton