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).

  • Patent number: 9322959
    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: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: CooperVision International Holding Company, LP
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ueyama, Charlie Chen, Yuan Xu, Yuwen Liu, Ying Zheng, Paul Richardson, Prasad Dande
  • Publication number: 20160025153
    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: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Paul A. RICHARDSON, Jeremy Turner
  • Patent number: 9222529
    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: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: ALLISON TRANSMISSION, INC.
    Inventors: Paul A. Richardson, Jeremy Turner
  • Patent number: 9053842
    Abstract: A device is provided having a body. The body being made from a flexible material that has an electrical insulating property of at least 1000 volts. A first fastener disposed on a first surface adjacent a first side. A second fastener is disposed on a second surface adjacent a second side, the second surface being opposite the first surface and the second side being opposite the first side. A plurality of straps is coupled to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: CONSOLIDATED EDISON COMPANY OF NEW YORK, INC.
    Inventor: Paul A. Richardson
  • Publication number: 20140367217
    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: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul A. Richardson, Jeremy Turner
  • Publication number: 20140331867
    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: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Keurig Green Mountain,Inc.
    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
  • Publication number: 20140331868
    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: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
    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
  • Publication number: 20140335239
    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: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
    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
  • Publication number: 20140262935
    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: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: BUILDING MATERIALS INVESTMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas Soto, Dale Kelley, Paul Richardson, Daniel Boss
  • Patent number: 8808416
    Abstract: A filtration system comprising at least one filter element, at least a first and a second filter media that are different to one another and are arranged in a parallel relationship, wherein fluid flow through the filtration system comprises a first fluid flow portion that flows through the first media and a second fluid flow portion that flows through the second media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: BHA Altair, LLC
    Inventors: Steve David Hiner, Paul Richardson, Paul Bryant
  • Patent number: 8709209
    Abstract: The invention is directed to methods and compositions for reducing the deposition of pitches and stickies in a papermaking process. The method involves introducing an anionic glycerol-based polymer to the papermaking process. This anionic polymer prevents the pitches and stickies from depositing and agglomerating in papermaking processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Xiaojin Harry Li, Paul Richardson, Qing Qing Yuan, Qun Dong
  • Publication number: 20140080664
    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: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    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: 20140066540
    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: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: CooperVision International Holding Company, LP
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ueyama, Charlie Chen, Yuan Xu, Yuwen Liu, Ying Zheng, Paul Richardson, Prasad Dande
  • Patent number: 8655486
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing canisters used to automatically dispense medication are provided. Canisters are configurable via a design process and a build process to accurately dispense a variety of medications. Design profiles are created and stored by a canister management system, and are federated to workstations used to build and fill the canisters, and to workstations used to dispense the medication. Information related to the build process, the fill process, and the dispense process is also federated by the system. The system also enables the transmission of other types of messages between client applications on the workstations and the canister management system. The system is useful to federate data regardless of a structure of a supply chain used to design, build, distribute, and use the canisters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Talyst Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Sanders, Harpreet Singh, Frank Mckeown, Paul Richardson, John M. Manning, Darcy O. Clarke
  • Publication number: 20140005256
    Abstract: Formulations with anti-tumour action containing defibrotide and at least another active ingredient as active agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: GENTIUM SPA
    Inventors: Laura Iris FERRO, Massimo IACOBELLI, Paul RICHARDSON
  • Publication number: 20130340964
    Abstract: The invention is directed to methods and compositions for reducing the deposition of pitches and stickies in a papermaking process. The method involves introducing an anionic glycerol-based polymer to the papermaking process. This anionic polymer prevents the pitches and stickies from depositing and agglomerating in papermaking processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Xiaojin Harry Li, Paul Richardson, Qing Qing Yuan, Qun Dong
  • Patent number: 8551967
    Abstract: The use of defibrotide as an anti-tumor agent, alone or in combination with other active ingredients with anti-tumor action, is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Gentium SpA
    Inventors: Laura Iris Ferro, Massimo Iacobelli, Paul Richardson
  • Patent number: 8545367
    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: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Hartz, Nayan V. Patel, Vernon D. Thompson, Paul A. Richardson, Christopher A. Baker, George S. Pelton
  • Publication number: 20130168130
    Abstract: A device is provided having a body. The body being made from a flexible material that has an electrical insulating property of at least 1000 volts. A first fastener disposed on a first surface adjacent a first side. A second fastener is disposed on a second surface adjacent a second side, the second surface being opposite the first surface and the second side being opposite the first side. A plurality of straps is coupled to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventor: Paul A. Richardson
  • Publication number: 20130129870
    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: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.
    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