Patents by Inventor Peter Ford

Peter Ford 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: 10702108
    Abstract: A surface cleaning head includes dual rotating agitators (e.g., a leading roller and a brush roll) and a removable cover for covering a top of the agitators and allowing access to the agitators from a top of the surface cleaning head. The dual agitators may be used to facilitate capturing of debris in the air flow into a suction conduit on the underside of the surface cleaning head. The brush roll may be located in a brush roll chamber and at least partially in an opening to the suction conduit. The leading roller may be positioned adjacent to and in advance of the suction conduit opening such that the leading roller engages debris and moves the debris toward the brush roll and the opening. The leading roller may be removable from the housing and held in place by the removable cover. The cover may be coupled using isolated latching mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Adam Udy, Andre David Brown, John Freese, Patrick Cleary, Daniel Meyer, Daniel John Innes, Jason Thorne, Peter Hutchinson, Gordon Howes, Wenxiu Gao, Daniel R. Der Marderosian, Thomas Ford, Owen R. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20190336680
    Abstract: Devices and methods for administering a medication in fluid form, the systems and methods including a basal flow path and a bolus flow path in parallel to the basal flow path. The bolus flow path includes an inlet check valve, a first outlet check valve downstream of the inlet check valve, and a piston pump disposed between the inlet check valve and the first outlet check valve. The piston pump is configured to prevent partial dosing of a bolus dose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Hermanus Stephanus Pretorius, Robert Farra, Kenneth Barnett, David Piper, Russell Ford, Edward G. Solomon, Peter Holst, Lawrence Smith
  • Patent number: 10464935
    Abstract: The field of the DISCLOSURE lies in active materials for organic image sensors. The present disclosure relates to naphthalene diimide-based molecules and naphthalene diimide dimer-based molecules. The present disclosure relates to transparent N materials and/or to transparent P materials including the molecule(s) according to the present disclosure and their use in absorption layer(s), photoelectric conversion layer(s) and/or an organic image sensor and methods for their synthesis. The present disclosure also relates to photoelectric conversion layer(s) including an active material according to the present disclosure, to a device, including active material(s) according to the present disclosure or photoelectric conversion layer(s) according to the present disclosure. Moreover, the present disclosure relates to an organic image sensor including photoelectric conversion layer(s) according to the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sony CORPORATION
    Inventors: Silvia Rosselli, Nikolaus Knorr, Tzenka Miteva, Gabriele Nelles, Vitor Deichmann, David Danner, William E. Ford, Dennis Chercka, Vladimir Yakutkin, Lars-Peter Scheller
  • Patent number: 10430760
    Abstract: A system for enhancing communications based on physical trade documents includes a document intake machine comprising a document scanner and a data extractor. The document intake machine receives a physical trade document from an entity. The document scanner may scan the physical trade document to create an electronic file of the physical trade document. The data extractor determines entity identification information from the electronic file and entity performance information from the electronic file. A trade executing machine receives the entity identification information and entity performance information from the document intake machine and assigns an electronic customer number to the electronic file, wherein the electronic customer number is associated with the entity identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Ann McCormick, Gary Ford, Mark Zanzot, Peter Tholl, Robin Tooker, Steven Dommes, Timothy Lukavsky, Walter McKay
  • Patent number: 10410168
    Abstract: A system for preventing restricted transactions using physical trade documents includes a document intake machine comprising a document scanner and a data extractor. The document intake machine receives a physical trade document associated with a transaction of goods from an entity. The document scanner scans the physical trade document to create an electronic file. The data extractor identifies trade terms from the electronic file. A trade-executing machine receives the trade terms and compares them to a database of restricted trade terms. For each of the trade terms that match a restricted trade term, the trade executing machines identifies a confidence level associated with the trade term indicating a likelihood that the transaction of goods is a restricted transaction. If the confidence level is greater than a predetermined threshold, the trade executing machine flags the transaction of goods as a potential restricted transaction and communicates a notification message to the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Ann McCormick, Gary Ford, Mark Zanzot, Peter Tholl, Robin Tooker, Steven Dommes, Timothy Lukavsky, Walter McKay
  • Publication number: 20190208964
    Abstract: A baked good holding cabinet includes a compartment and provides a controlled environment within the compartment. A tray is configured to receive a plurality of baked goods and to be received within the compartment to hold the plurality of baked goods in the controlled environment. A cabinet actuator is operable to move a baked good within the cabinet to a dispense point of the cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Prince Castle LLC
    Inventors: Richard Bauer, Donald Sweeney, Glenn Schackmuth, Scott Rote, Nathan Wicker, David Wylen, Peter Muller, Thomas Tyrawa, Marcus Frio, Steven Shei, Quinton Ford, Tyler Greek
  • Publication number: 20190208793
    Abstract: A bun separator separates pre-sliced buns into portions. A bun feeder receives a pre-sliced bun having a plurality of portions and moves the pre-sliced bun along a first feed path. An obstruction is arranged relative to the first feed path and engages at least one portion of the plurality of portions of the pre-sliced bun. An actuator operates to selectively engage at least one portion of the plurality of portions of the pre-sliced bun against the obstruction to separate the least one portion of the pre-sliced bun and transfer the at least one portion to a second feed path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Prince Castle LLC
    Inventors: Richard Bauer, Nathan Wicker, David Wylen, Peter Muller, Glenn Schackmuth, Thomas Tyrawa, Marcus Frio, Steve Shei, Scott Rote, Quinton Ford, Tyler Greek
  • Patent number: 10336236
    Abstract: According to the embodiments described herein, a bottom loading valve can include a drive member, a valve body, and a piston. The drive member can be operably coupled to a motor. The valve body can define a fluid passageway and one or more lateral openings. The drive member can be positioned within the fluid passageway. The one or more lateral openings can be offset laterally from the drive member. The piston can be engaged with the drive member. The piston can move throughout an open position and a closed position, as the drive member communicates force from the motor. When the piston is in the closed position, the piston can fully obstruct the one or more lateral openings from the fluid passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Tyler Ford, Landry Master, Chris Warnes, Evan Mengstab, Peter Buffkin
  • Patent number: 10319025
    Abstract: A system for executing terms of physical trade documents includes a document intake machine comprising a document scanner and a data extractor. The document intake machine receives a physical trade document from an entity. The document scanner may scan the physical trade document to create an electronic file of the physical trade document. The data extractor may identify trade terms from the electronic file. A trade executing machine receives the trade terms from the document intake machine and compare the trade terms to a trade condition, wherein the trade condition is identified from a document related to the physical trade document. If the trade terms match the trade condition, the trade executing machine may process the physical trade document according to the trade terms and communicate a notification message to the entity indicating that the physical trade document was processed according to the trade terms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Ann McCormick, Gary Ford, Mark Zanzot, Peter Tholl, Robin Tooker, Steven Dommes, Timothy Lukavsky, Walter McKay
  • Patent number: 9643830
    Abstract: A closure (10) for use with a beverage keg (20) is disclosed. The closure (10) comprises an inlet, a barrier (1) and a housing (2) that defines a venting hole (11). The barrier (1) seals the venting hole (11). The closure (10) comprises an unvented configuration in which a keg to which the closure is fitted can be pressurized. The closure (10) also comprises a vented configuration in which the barrier (1) is unsealed from the venting hole (11) to permit depressurization of the keg (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Petainer Large Container IP Limited
    Inventors: Vilem Kuhn, Stanislav Churý, Peter Ford, Lee Cottrell
  • Publication number: 20150274502
    Abstract: A closure (10) for use with a beverage keg (20) is disclosed. The closure (10) comprises an inlet, a barrier (1) and a housing (2) that defines a venting hole (11). The barrier (1) seals the venting hole (11). The closure (10) comprises an unvented configuration in which a keg to which the closure is fitted can be pressurised. The closure (10) also comprises a vented configuration in which the barrier (1) is unsealed from the venting hole (11) to permit depressurisation of the keg (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Vilem Kuhn, Stanislav Churý, Peter Ford, Lee Cottrell
  • Publication number: 20110206951
    Abstract: An exhaust gas recirculation circuit with an engine having an intake manifold and an exhaust manifold, a heat exchanger having an inlet in selective fluid communication with the exhaust manifold and an outlet in fluid communication with the intake manifold, wherein the heat exchanger is in a heat exchange relationship with at least a portion of a battery. A method of managing a battery of a hybrid vehicle by sensing a temperature of the battery; comparing the sensed temperature with a lower threshold; if the battery temperature is less than a lower threshold, flowing exhaust gasses from an engine to a heat exchanger in a heat exchange relationship with at least a portion of the battery; if the battery temperature is greater than the lower threshold, utilizing the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: Peter Ford, Kenneth J. Newell
  • Patent number: 7807934
    Abstract: A printed circuit board is provided with protection means for protecting one or more components of the printed circuit board (PCB). The protection means includes a sleeve member located on the PCB around at least one component of the PCB. The protection means further includes cover means for covering a whole or substantial part of an opening of said sleeve member. The cover means is formed from or includes mica.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventors: Peter Ford, Colin Fuller
  • Publication number: 20100075890
    Abstract: A liquid fabric softening composition comprising an aqueous base, a cationic fabric softening agent, and an emulsified oil which has a refractive index at 25° C. of 1.45 or greater in an amount such that the weight ratio of oil to cationic fabric softening agent is from 1:12 to 1:1, characterised in that the D[4,3] droplet size of the emulsified oil is from 0.4 to 8 microns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: The Sun Products Corporation
    Inventors: Gary James Peter FORD, Stephane Patrick Roth, Laurent Soubiran
  • Patent number: 7662766
    Abstract: A liquid fabric softening composition comprising an aqueous base, a cationic fabric softening agent, and an emulsified oil which has a refractive index at 25° C. of 1.45 or greater in an amount such that the weight ratio of oil to cationic fabric softening agent is from 1:12 to 1:1, characterised in that the D[4,3] droplet size of the emulsified oil is from 0.4 to 8 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: The Sun Products Corporation
    Inventors: Gary James Peter Ford, Stephane Patrick Roth, Laurent Soubiran
  • Publication number: 20090017078
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a composition of matter, and method to formulate same, which is an anhydrous topical cream, gel or ointment base, a polyphenol and a suitable adsorbent binding carrier to which the polyphenol will bind for purposes of even disbursement within the cream, gel or base and which will not inhibit the ability of the polyphenols to be released on and into the aqueous environment of the skin when the topical mixture is applied thereto. The binding carrier provides the ability to disperse a hydrophilic polyphenol in a non-aqueous medium for purposes of topical application to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2004
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: Origin Biomedicinals, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Buderer, Peter Ford, George Roentsch, Robert Cervelli, Heather Joyce
  • Publication number: 20080305984
    Abstract: A liquid fabric softening composition comprising an aqueous base, a cationic fabric softening agent, and an emulsified oil which has a refractive index at 25° C. of 1.45 or greater in an amount such that the weight ratio of oil to cationic fabric softening agent is from 1:12 to 1:1, characterised in that the D[4,3] droplet size of the emulsified oil is from 0.4 to 8 microns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventors: Gary James Peter Ford, Stephane Patrick Roth, Laurent Soubiran
  • Publication number: 20080180922
    Abstract: A printed circuit board is provided with protection means for protecting one or more components of the printed circuit board (PCB). The protection means includes a sleeve member located on the PCB around at least one component of the PCB. The protection means further includes cover means for covering a whole or substantial part of an opening of said sleeve member. The cover means is formed from or includes mica.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventors: Peter Ford, Colin Fuller
  • Patent number: 7392471
    Abstract: A system and a method for comparing Extensible Markup Language (XML) documents includes providing two XML documents as XML objects to a comparison tool and providing a list of XML items to be either included or excluded from the comparison. The comparison tool provides an application program interface (API), which allows it to be plugged into any application. The adaptability of the comparison tool to any application and the ability to exclude items from the comparison, or limit the comparison to specific items, provide for a flexible tool that improves performance for a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: JP Morgan Chase Bank
    Inventors: Peter Ford, Kei Downey
  • Patent number: D881409
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: GenMark Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Faiz Kayyem, Tyler David Jensen, Bradford Frederick Tieman, Darren S Gray, Sean Ford, Dominic Aiello, Peter Kroehl