Patents by Inventor Peter Lloyd

Peter Lloyd 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: 10531956
    Abstract: An apparatus for repairing a heart valve and methods of use thereof are provided. The apparatus includes a radially expandable body and a blood-permeable member attached to the body at a first end and having at least one cord at a second end. The length or tension of the at least one cord is adjustable when the apparatus is implanted in a heart such that that the extent of atrial displacement of the heart's mitral leaflets during ventricular contraction can be adjusted. To implant the apparatus in a heart, the apparatus is inserted into a retaining sheath and the retaining sheath is then inserted into the heart. The retaining sheath is retracted from the apparatus and the apparatus is positioned inside the heart. The length or tension of the at least one cord is adjusted to adjust the extent of atrial displacement of the heart's mitral leaflets during ventricular contraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Vesalous Cardiovascular Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Lloyd Skarsgard
  • Publication number: 20200010941
    Abstract: Described are metal products having spatially non-uniform strength and formability profiles. The spatial non-uniformity of these properties may be achieved by heat-treating the metal product in a spatially non-uniform fashion, such that different portions of the metal product exhibit different strength and formability characteristics. The metal products may be formed into stamped products, with strength and formability characteristics customized to allow for suitable drawing during the stamping process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Novelis Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Lloyd Redmond, Rajeev G. Kamat, Aude Celine Despois, Sazol Kumar Das, Richard Burrows
  • Publication number: 20190376663
    Abstract: A steerable illumination fixtures include an emitting source and a refractive optical system that steers an emitted beam by relative translation of the emitting source against the optical system. The light emitting source may be placed along an optical axis of one or more lenses to produce an output beam along that axis, or translated in-plane (orthogonal to the optical axis) relative to the lenses to produce a steered beam. The optical system may include refractive lenses and in some embodiments mixing channels and/or one or more baffles with apertures. The design is typically optimized to produce a round, uniform beam that retains approximately the same power level and beam width as it is steered. It is beneficial, but not required, that a second lens have a diameter equal to or larger than a first lens. The lenses may be configured so that the effective focal plane of the two lenses together is located approximately at the plane of the light emitting source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Gladden, Andrew Kim, Peter Kozodoy, John Lloyd
  • Patent number: 10500546
    Abstract: It can be difficult to remove atomically thin films, such as graphene, graphene-based material and other two-dimensional materials, from a growth substrate and then to transfer the thin films to a secondary substrate. Tearing and conformality issues can arise during the removal and transfer processes. Processes for forming a composite structure by manipulating a two-dimensional material, such as graphene or graphene-base material, can include: providing a two-dimensional material adhered to a growth substrate; depositing a supporting layer on the two-dimensional material while the two-dimensional material is adhered to the growth substrate; and releasing the two-dimensional material from the growth substrate, the two-dimensional material remaining in contact with the supporting layer following release of the two-dimensional material from the growth substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Lloyd Sinsabaugh, Peter V. Bedworth, David Francis Casey, Jr., Scott E. Heise, Steven W. Sinton, Randall Mark Stoltenberg, Jacob Louis Swett
  • Publication number: 20190284787
    Abstract: An undermount support for an appliance and a method for using the support, the support including a frame that is: (a) assembled around the exterior periphery of the appliance; (b) located in supporting contact below the underside of a rim flange of the appliance; and (c) attached to cabinetry supporting a countertop or cooktop. The frame thereby enables the cabinetry to support the appliance by the rim flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventor: Peter Lloyd
  • Publication number: 20190261687
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods, devices, systems, and computer readable medium for delivering one or more compounds to a subject. Also described herein are methods, devices, systems, and computer readable medium for transitioning a smoker to an electronic nicotine delivery device and for smoking or nicotine urge relief.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Martin WENSLEY, Michael HUFFORD, Jeffrey WILLIAMS, Peter LLOYD
  • Patent number: 10385389
    Abstract: The invention relates to new methods of attaching one or more polynucleotide binding proteins to a target polynucleotide. The invention also relates to new methods of characterizing target polynucleotides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew John Heron, Clive Gavin Brown, Rebecca Victoria Bowen, James White, Daniel John Turner, Joseph Hargreaves Lloyd, Christopher Peter Youd
  • Patent number: 10352026
    Abstract: An undermount support for an appliance, and a method for using the support, the support including a frame that is: (a) assembled around the exterior periphery of the appliance; (b) located in supporting contact below the underside of a rim flange of the appliance; and (c) attached to cabinetry supporting a countertop or cooktop. The frame thereby enables the cabinetry to support the appliance by the rim flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Peter Lloyd
  • Publication number: 20190193185
    Abstract: Disclosed are aluminum alloy products and methods of making and processing such products. Thus, disclosed are aluminum alloy products exhibiting controllable surface properties, including excellent bond durability, low contact resistance, and corrosion resistance. Aluminum alloy products described herein include a migrant element, a subsurface portion having a concentration of the migrant element, and a bulk portion having a concentration of the migrant element. The aluminum alloy product comprises an enrichment ratio of 4.0 or less, wherein the enrichment ratio is a ratio of the migrant element concentration in the subsurface portion to the concentration in the bulk portion. Additionally, the aluminum alloy products surface and/or subsurface can contain phosphorus (e.g., elemental phosphorus or oxidized phosphorus). The phosphorus containing surface provides reduced electronic stress on an electrode tip of a resistance spot welding apparatus, and an extended service lifetime (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Novelis Inc.
    Inventors: Liangliang Li, Theresa Elizabeth MacFarlane, Sazol Kumar Das, Peter Lloyd Redmond, ChangOok Son, Dewei Zhu, Yudie Yuan, Luis Fanor Vega, Milan Felberbaum, Julio Malpica, Brian Paradis, Alp Manavbasi, Dechao Lin
  • Publication number: 20190194780
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally provides aluminum alloy articles having improved bond durability at certain surfaces of the article. The disclosure also provides methods of making such materials, for example, via a selective etching process, as well as methods of using such articles in applications that involve bonding the article to other articles, such as other aluminum articles. The disclosure also provides articles of manufacture made from such articles, including bonded aluminum articles. The disclosure also provides aluminum alloy articles having an inert or neutralized surface. The inert or neutralized surfaces described herein are characterized by surfaces containing oxidized copper. Also described herein are methods including etching a surface of the aluminum alloy articles with an oxidant. The resulting aluminum alloy articles exhibit desirable bond durability properties and exceptional corrosion resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Novelis Inc.
    Inventors: Liangliang Li, Theresa Elizabeth MacFarlane, Peter Lloyd Redmond, Yudie Yuan, Stephen Buckingham, Alp Manavbasi, Luis Fanor Vega, Cedric Wu
  • Publication number: 20190134056
    Abstract: The present application relates to K-Ras mutations, to polynucleotides encoding mutant K-Ras polypeptides, and to methods of identifying small molecule antagonists using K-Ras mutations. The present application also relates to K-Ras small molecule antagonists and use thereof in the treatment of tumors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: The Trustees of the Stevens Institute of Technolog
    Inventors: Peter TOLIAS, Alvin S. STERN, Kuo-Sen HUANG, Michael Lloyd SABIO, Sidney Wolf TOPIOL
  • Patent number: 10194693
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods, devices, kits, and systems for modulating aerosol particle size generated by an aerosol generating device (e.g., electronic nicotine delivery device). Also described herein are methods, devices, kits, and systems for modulating the delivery of aerosol particles generated by an aerosol generating device (e.g., an electronic nicotine delivery device) to the deep lung of a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Martin Wensley, Peter Lloyd
  • Patent number: 10034988
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and devices, systems for delivering one or more compounds to a subject. Also described herein are methods and devices for transitioning a smoker to an electronic nicotine delivery device and for smoking or nicotine cessation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS I B.V.
    Inventors: Martin Wensley, Michael Hufford, Jeffrey Williams, Peter Lloyd
  • Publication number: 20180049458
    Abstract: The present invention relates to allulose syrups, use of allulose syrups in the manufacture of food or beverage products, and food and beverage products made using the allulose syrups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC
    Inventors: Ryan D. WOODYER, Peter LLOYD-JONES
  • Publication number: 20180044901
    Abstract: An undermount support for an appliance, and a method for using the support, the support including a frame that is: (a) assembled around the exterior periphery of the appliance; (b) located in supporting contact below the underside of a rim flange of the appliance; and (c) attached to cabinetry supporting a countertop or cooktop. The frame thereby enables the cabinetry to support the appliance by the rim flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventor: Peter Lloyd
  • Publication number: 20170246405
    Abstract: A device for generating a condensation aerosol includes (a) vaporization chamber having an upstream first inlet and a downstream outlet; (b) a heater element in the vaporization chamber between the upstream first inlet and the downstream outlet; (c) an airflow path in fluid communication with the vaporization chamber, wherein the airflow path comprises a second inlet configured to permit a substantially laminar flow of air into the airflow path, wherein the second inlet is downstream of the heater element; and (d) the device having components or apparatus on or in the device for changing air flow in the vaporization chamber. Changing the air flow in the vaporization chamber may be used to change the particle size of a condensation aerosol produced in the vaporization chamber, and/or to change the amount of visible vapor emitted from the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Martin WENSLEY, Michael HUFFORD, Peter LLOYD
  • Publication number: 20170065418
    Abstract: An apparatus for repairing a heart valve and methods of use thereof are provided. The apparatus includes a radially expandable body and a blood-permeable member attached to the body at a first end and having at least one cord at a second end. The length or tension of the at least one cord is adjustable when the apparatus is implanted in a heart such that that the extent of atrial displacement of the heart's mitral leaflets during ventricular contraction can be adjusted. To implant the apparatus in a heart, the apparatus is inserted into a retaining sheath and the retaining sheath is then inserted into the heart. The retaining sheath is retracted from the apparatus and the apparatus is positioned inside the heart. The length or tension of the at least one cord is adjusted to adjust the extent of atrial displacement of the heart's mitral leaflets during ventricular contraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventor: Peter Lloyd SKARSGARD
  • Publication number: 20170002223
    Abstract: A colored platelet including a substrate, an adhesion layer, a color pigment layer, and a secure layer and a method of producing the colored platelet are described. The disclosed colored platelet can provide a superior bright color effect in a coating composition. The color effect can depend on the material used for the substrate and/or the color pigment layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Shufang YU, Peter Lloyd REDMOND, Rajasekar PITCHIMANI, Hai Hui LIN, Parfait Jean Marie LIKIBI
  • Publication number: 20160213065
    Abstract: A device for generating a condensation aerosol includes vaporization chamber having an upstream first inlet and a downstream outlet. A tube supplies liquid to a heater in the vaporization chamber. The liquid is pumped out of the tube and onto the heater, which vaporizes the liquid. Air flows from inlets through the vaporization chamber, and generally perpendicular to the tube. The vaporized liquid is entrained in the air, forming a condensation aerosol having a particle size in a selected range. A second inlet provides a substantially laminar flow of air into the airflow path, wherein the second inlet is downstream of the heater; and the device capable of changing air flow in the vaporization chamber to change the particle size of the condensation aerosol and/or to change the amount of visible vapor emitted from the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Martin Wensley, Michaeld Hufford, Peter Lloyd
  • Patent number: D851846
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Peter David Gammack, Stephen Robert Dimbylow, Robert Hinchliffe, Jeremy William Crouch, Alexander Patrick Webster, Charles Franklin Gale, Alexander Michael Campbell-Hill, Ashley James Hribar-Green, Stuart Lloyd Genn