Patents by Inventor Peter Hutchinson

Peter Hutchinson 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: 20230025335
    Abstract: An allergen reduction device may include a body, a dust cup removably coupled to the body, a plurality of agitators rotatably coupled to the body and disposed within respective agitator cavities defined in the body, a suction motor disposed within the body and configured to cause air to flow along corresponding cleaning airflow paths from the agitator cavities into the dust cup, a hot air outlet fluidly coupled to the suction motor, the suction motor being configured to urge the air through the hot air outlet along a heated exhaust airflow path, and a heater positioned within the heated exhaust airflow path between the suction motor and the hot air outlet, the heater being configured to heat the air that is urged from the hot air outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Kai XU, Peter HUTCHINSON
  • Publication number: 20230013732
    Abstract: Smart pill bottle caps are provided. In general, a smart pill bottle cap can include a housing. The housing can include a sensor that is configured to monitor one or more characteristics of a pill bottle to which the housing is attached and can include a communication mechanism configured to communicate the one or more characteristics of the pill bottle to an external device. The communicated characteristic(s) of the pill bottle can be used to track usage of pills in the pill bottle, such as a date and time of when a pill was taken and/or a number of pills remaining in the pill bottle. A smart pill bottle cap can also be configured to engage a secondary, standard pill bottle cap that is used with a standard pill bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Anthony R. DIUBALDI, Michael HUTCHINSON, Peter KRULEVITCH
  • Publication number: 20220409127
    Abstract: In general, methods, systems, and devices for remote aggregation of data for drug administration devices are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, data indicative of information sensed with a sensor of a drug administration device can be wirelessly transmitted from a drug administration device to a server. The server can use the data to correlate the patients use of the drug with the patients clinical outcome, perform a cost analysis of the patients treatment, determine whether the drug was delivered to the patient in compliance with the patients treatment plan, identify a malfunction in the administration of the drug, determine that additional data is needed from the drug administration device and trigger a request for the additional data to be wirelessly transmitted from the server to the drug administration device, and/or predictively model the patients clinical outcome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: Francesco N. ALBERTINI, Michael A. BARATTA, Jason L. HARRIS, Emma Louise HUBERT, Michael HUTCHINSON, David KALIKHMAN, Monica A. KAPIL, Peter KRULEVITCH, Shagun POPLI, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jaskaran SINGH, Jingli WANG
  • Publication number: 20220387680
    Abstract: Provided is a detector assembly for determining a ratio of lactate to pyruvate from dialysis, said detector assembly comprising: a first pump, a dialysis probe, a first tube fluidically coupling the first pump to an inlet of the dialysis probe, an infrared (IR) detector, a second tube fluidically coupling an outlet of the dialysis probe to the IR detector, and a controller. The first pump pumps a perfusate at a first flow rate to the dialysis probe, via the first tube, and to, in turn, pump a dialysate at a second flow from the dialysis probe to the IR detector, via the second tube. The IR detector detects respective absorbances due to lactate and pyruvate in the dialysate, and the controller determines the ratio of lactate to pyruvate in the dialysate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicant: CAMBRIDGE ENTERPRISE LIMITED
    Inventors: Tanya HUTTER, Farah ALIMAGHAM, Keri CARPENTER, Peter HUTCHINSON
  • Patent number: 11498870
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to a method of making a plastic aggregate, and its use to make concrete products. The aggregate is formed by providing a granulated waste plastic material, introducing the granulated waste plastic material into an extruder having a die, the die having a ratio of die nozzle open area to die land area of about 1:10 to about 1:40, and extruding the granulated waste plastic material through the extruder to generate an extruded plastic aggregate. The method can include the presence of controlled cooling, the addition of additives and treatment of the surface of the aggregate to produce a desired aggregate that can be used to make a concrete product with desired properties, such as compressive strength and weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: ENVIROPLAZ INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Peter Barrow, Andrew Ferrier, Peter Hutchinson
  • Publication number: 20220338703
    Abstract: A steam cleaning apparatus may include a wand, a cleaning assembly coupled to the wand, the cleaning assembly including a steam generator, and a cleaning head pivotally coupled to the wand. The cleaning head may include a plurality of cleaning pads, a pad motor having a motor driveshaft, a drivetrain configured to transfer rotational motion of the motor driveshaft to each of the plurality of cleaning pads such that a rotation of the motor driveshaft causes a corresponding rotation in each of the plurality of cleaning pads, and a temperature sensor positioned proximate to the drivetrain, the temperature sensor being configured to measure a temperature of the drivetrain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventors: Fariha AHMED, Joshua REDMAN, Peter HUTCHINSON, Dmitry LAYEVSKY, Andrew KEENE, Kai XU, Ognjen VRDOLJAK, Queena Tan, Devin FENG, Junping Li, Ming YAO, Tao Wang, Hui Zou, Yonggang Li, David T. BARKER, Heliang CHEN, Jibing Gu, Mingliang Qin, Zhengzhou Lu, Lei Liu
  • Publication number: 20220336076
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to drug administration. In an exemplary embodiment, a system can include a drug administration device configured to dispense a drug to a patient, a monitoring device configured to log a delivery event of drug delivery from the drug administration device into the patient, and a sensor configured to sense a patient parameter following delivery of the drug into the patient. In another exemplary embodiment, a drug administration device can include a drug holder configured to hold a drug, a dispensing mechanism configured to dispense the drug, and a sensor configured to sense a patient parameter, and the drug administration device can be configured to locally activate the drug at a target location in the patient. In another exemplary embodiment, methods, devices, and systems are provided to assess when operation of a drug dispensing mechanism is complete and to confirm whether drug administration was successful.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Francesco N. ALBERTINI, Gregory J. BAKOS, Anthony R. DIUBALDI, Jason L. HARRIS, Emma Louise HUBERT, Michael HUTCHINSON, David KALIKHMAN, Monica A. KAPIL, Peter KRULEVITCH, Wouter Jacques Noel LEQUIEU, Frederick E. SHELTON, IV, Jaskaran SINGH, George SZABO, Steven M. VESOLE, Jingli WANG
  • Publication number: 20220330771
    Abstract: A removable rotatable driven agitator is used in a surface cleaning head and is driven by a drive mechanism that axially engages a driven end of the agitator. The removable rotatable driven agitator may be located in an openable agitator chamber for purposes of removing debris and/or removing the agitator. The openable agitator chamber may be covered by an external cover that is movable between an open position and a closed position. The removable agitator may be secured in the agitator chamber by the external cover. The removable rotatable agitator may have an end cap mounted on a rotatable bushing at a non-driven end and may have a splined driven member at the driven end to engage a splined drive member on the drive mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Kai XU, AiMing XU, Michael D'AMICO, Peter HUTCHINSON
  • Publication number: 20220323695
    Abstract: Drug delivery systems and methods are provided for monitoring and/or tracking exposure of a drug to one or more conditions that can affect performance of the drug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Francesco N. ALBERTINI, Gregory J. BAKOS, Anthony R. DIUBALDI, Jason L. HARRIS, Emma Louise HUBERT, Michael HUTCHINSON, Monica A. KAPIL, Peter KRULEVITCH, Chaley John LARSON, Wouter Jacques Noel LEQUIEU, Frederick E. SHELTON, IV, Michael J. VENDELY, Steven M. VESOLE
  • Publication number: 20220316752
    Abstract: An air treatment system is disclosed that includes a modular configuration whereby a fan module, filter module, and humidifier module may couple together to provide a plurality of air treatment solutions. In more detail, the modules can stack end-to-end in a vertical configuration. The modules may electrically couple to each other via a common electrical bus and enable a controller disposed in the fan module (or other module) to control fan flow rates, direction, and humidity. The fan module can include an articulating nozzle capable of directing airflow in virtually any direction and angle about an environment. The fan module can further include an inlet arrangement that can selectively restrict external air from entering the fan module housing when the fan module is fluidly coupled to the filter module. Thus, the fan module may generate air flow from exclusively filtered air to minimize or otherwise reduce bacterial/mold growth within the fan module housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Andre D. Brown, Jason B. Thorne, Peter Hutchinson, Gary Palladino, Alden Kelsey, Daniel J. Innes, Zach Hellman
  • Patent number: 11408430
    Abstract: In accordance with the present disclosure a modular air treatment system is disclosed. The modular air treatment system includes a fan apparatus having a base to removably couple to at least one of an air filter and/or a humidifier, wherein the fan apparatus includes a fan body with at least one convex surface and a nozzle to output air along the at least one convex surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Andre D. Brown, Jason B. Thorne, Peter Hutchinson, Gary Palladino, Alden Kelsey, Daniel J. Innes, Zach Hellman, Josh Anthony, Sunil Moda, Lloyd Olson, Ramiro Henriquez Porras, Da Deng
  • Patent number: 11384956
    Abstract: An air treatment system is disclosed that includes a modular configuration whereby a fan module, filter module, and humidifier module may couple together to provide a plurality of air treatment solutions. In more detail, the modules can stack end-to-end in a vertical configuration. The modules may electrically couple to each other via a common electrical bus and enable a controller disposed in the fan module (or other module) to control fan flow rates, direction, and humidity. The fan module can include an articulating nozzle capable of directing airflow in virtually any direction and angle about an environment. The fan module can further include an inlet arrangement that can selectively restrict external air from entering the fan module housing when the fan module is fluidly coupled to the filter module. Thus, the fan module may generate air flow from exclusively filtered air to minimize or otherwise reduce bacterial/mold growth within the fan module housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Andre D. Brown, Jason B. Thorne, Peter Hutchinson, Gary Palladino, Alden Kelsey, Daniel J. Innes, Zach Hellman
  • Publication number: 20220110495
    Abstract: A robotic cleaner includes a housing, a suction conduit with an opening, and a leading roller mounted in front of a brush roll. An inter-roller air passageway may be defined between the leading roller and the brush roll wherein the lower portion of the leading roller is exposed to a flow path to the suction conduit and an upper portion of the leading roller is outside of the flow path. Optionally, a combing unit includes a plurality of combing protrusions extending into the leading roller and having leading edges not aligned with a center of the leading roller. Optionally, a sealing strip is located along a rear side of the opening and along a portion of left and right sides of the opening. The underside may define side edge vacuum passageways extending from the sides of the housing partially between the leading roller and the sealing strip towards the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Steven Paul CARTER, Adam UDY, Catriona A. SUTTER, Christopher PINCHES, David S. CLARE, Andre David BROWN, John FREESE, Patrick CLEARY, Alexander J. CALVINO, Lee COTTRELL, Daniel MEYER, Daniel John INNES, David JALBERT, Jason B. THORNE, Peter HUTCHINSON, Gordon HOWES, Wenxiu GAO, David WU, David W. POIRIER, Daniel R. DER MARDEROSIAN
  • Patent number: 11297985
    Abstract: A multi-mode cleaning apparatus with suction may include a wand with a handle, a suction motor for providing suction, a bare floor unit configured to be movable by the wand and fluidly coupled to the suction motor, and a sweeper unit configured to be movable by the wand and fluidly coupled to the suction motor. The bare floor unit is configured for use in a suction only mode. The sweeper unit includes a rotatable brush roll and is configured for use in a brush roll only mode or a suction and brush roll mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Jason B. Thorne, Gao Wenxiu, Peter Hutchinson
  • Patent number: 11278171
    Abstract: A surface cleaning head with dual rotating agitators (e.g., a leading roller and a brush roll) 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 leading roller is generally positioned adjacent to and in advance of the opening of the suction conduit. The rotating brush roll may be located in the suction conduit with the leading roller located in front of and spaced from the brush roll, forming an inter-roller air passageway therebetween. The leading roller may provide a softer cleaning element than the brush roll and may also have an outside diameter that is less than the outside diameter of the brush roll. The surface cleaning head may also include debriding protrusions contacting the leading roller and/or a leading bumper that extends in front of the leading roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Steven Paul Carter, Adam Udy, Catriona A. Sutter, Christopher Pinches, David S. Clare, Andre David Brown, John Freese, Patrick Cleary, Alexander Calvino, Lee Cottrell, Daniel Meyer, Daniel John Innes, David Jalbert, Jason Thorne, Peter Hutchinson, Gordon Howes, Nancy Gao Wenxiu, David Wu, David W. Poirier
  • Publication number: 20220031131
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner may include a body having a handle end and an attachment end, the attachment end being opposite the handle end along a longitudinal axis of the body, a dust cup disposed between the handle end and the attachment end, a suction motor disposed between the handle end and the attachment end, a body latch configured to releasably engage an accessory, and a body toggle configured to cause the body latch to transition between a releasing position and a retaining position, the body toggle being positioned closer to the handle end than the attachment end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Casey MCCLAY, Kevin KELEMEN, Peter HUTCHINSON, Matt WINDT, Steven GACIN, Mingshun SU, Robert YANG, Jesse YANG, David T. BARKER, Patrick CLEARY, Daniel J. INNES
  • Patent number: 11202542
    Abstract: A robotic cleaner includes a housing, a suction conduit with an opening, and a leading roller mounted in front of a brush roll. An inter-roller air passageway may be defined between the leading roller and the brush roll wherein the lower portion of the leading roller is exposed to a flow path to the suction conduit and an upper portion of the leading roller is outside of the flow path. Optionally, a combing unit includes a plurality of combing protrusions extending into the leading roller and having leading edges not aligned with a center of the leading roller. Optionally, a sealing strip is located along a rear side of the opening and along a portion of left and right sides of the opening. The underside may define side edge vacuum passageways extending from the sides of the housing partially between the leading roller and the sealing strip towards the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Steven Paul Carter, Adam Udy, Catriona A. Sutter, Christopher Pinches, David S. Clare, Andre David Brown, John Freese, Patrick Cleary, Alexander J. Calvino, Lee Cottrell, Daniel Meyer, Daniel John Innes, David Jalbert, Jason B. Thorne, Peter Hutchinson, Gordon Howes, Wenxiu Gao, David Wu, David W. Poirier, Daniel R. Der Marderosian
  • Publication number: 20200329930
    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: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    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
  • 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
  • Patent number: D974551
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Rachel Nicole Mosen, Christopher Peter Hutchinson, Emeric Henri Michel Belleux, Hugo Max Treherne James