Patents by Inventor Peter Searle

Peter Searle 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: 11401109
    Abstract: A refuse collection device mountable to a refuse collection vehicle having a first chassis rail and a second chassis rail, the device including: a base; a rotating member rotatably connected to the base about a first rotational axis; an extension member that is supported by the rotating member and configured to extend relative to the rotating member; a lifting member rotatably connected to the extension member for rotation about a second rotational axis; and a bin-grabbing member that is connected to the lifting member, the bin-grabbing member being configured to collect a bin, the device configured to mount to the vehicle to locate the first rotational axis of the rotation member between the first chassis rail and the second chassis rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Bucher Municipal Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Andrew Peter Searle, Andrew Garry Mitchell, Lewis Luyken
  • Publication number: 20200369468
    Abstract: The technology relates to a refuse collection system including: a camera configured to capture image data; a sensor configured to capture spatial data; and a processing module in communication with the camera and the sensor, the processing module configured to: process the image data to assist in identifying an object; and process the spatial data in a region associated with the object in order to determine one or more characteristics associated therewith, wherein in response to confirming that the object is a bin based on the one or more characteristics associated with the object, the processing module is configured to provide information to assist in retrieving the bin with a bin-collecting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Peter Searle, Andrew Garry Mitchell, Lewis Luyken
  • Publication number: 20200180860
    Abstract: A refuse collection device mountable to a refuse collection vehicle having a first chassis rail and a second chassis rail, the device including: a base; a rotating member rotatably connected to the base about a first rotational axis; an extension member that is supported by the rotating member and configured to extend relative to the rotating member; a lifting member rotatably connected to the extension member for rotation about a second rotational axis; and a bin-grabbing member that is connected to the lifting member, the bin-grabbing member being configured to collect a bin, the device configured to mount to the vehicle to locate the first rotational axis of the rotation member between the first chassis rail and the second chassis rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Peter Searle, Andrew Garry Mitchell, Lewis Luyken
  • Patent number: 10150250
    Abstract: A plastics molding process is provided in which a first (2) and a second plastic part (3) are molded such that a contact surface is formed between the two parts. The first part (2) is molded firstly and, while at least the contact surface is still in a liquid or plastic state, an attachment promoting powder (16) that is compatible with, and has the characteristic of attaching to, the plastic of the first part (2), is applied to it. Thereafter, the second part (3) is molded so as to contact the first part at the contact surfaces such that as it solidifies, it attaches to the attachment promoting powder (16) and thereby to the first part (2). The second part (3) may be a plastic foam filling for a hollow first part (2). The attachment promoting powder (16) may be a suitable grade of diatomaceous earth or a natural or synthetic equivalent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventors: Gary Wayne Ferguson, John Peter Searle
  • Patent number: 9433850
    Abstract: A “boil and bite” mouthguard including projections to improve molding of the mouthguard to the user's teeth is described. The mouthguard also includes a base-wall configuration that acts to minimize thinning of the base during molding and use of the mouthguard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: OPRO International Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Swann, Peter Searle
  • Publication number: 20150328830
    Abstract: A plastics moulding process is provided in which a first (2) and a second plastic part (3) are moulded such that a contact surface is formed between the two parts. The first part (2) is moulded firstly and, whilst at least the contact surface is still in a liquid or plastic state, an attachment promoting powder (16) that is compatible with, and has the characteristic of attaching to, the plastic of the first part (2), is applied to it. Thereafter, the second part (3) is moulded so as to contact the first part at the contact surfaces such that as it solidifies, it attaches to the attachment promoting powder (16) and thereby to the first part (2). The second part (3) may be a plastic foam filling for a hollow first part (2). The attachment promoting powder (16) may be a suitable grade of diatomaceous earth or a natural or synthetic equivalent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: John Peter SEARLE, Gary Wayne FERGUSON
  • Publication number: 20120085355
    Abstract: A “boil and bite” mouthguard including projections to improve moulding of the mouthguard to the user's teeth is described. The mouthguard also includes a base-wall configuration that acts to minimise thinning of the base during moulding and use of the mouthguard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: OPRO International Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Swann, Peter Searle
  • Patent number: 8100131
    Abstract: A “boil and bite” mouthguard including projections to improve moulding of the mouthguard to the user's teeth is described. The mouthguard also includes a base-wall configuration that acts to minimise thinning of the base during moulding and use of the mouthguard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: OPRO International Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Swann, Peter Searle
  • Publication number: 20100024833
    Abstract: A “boil and bite” mouthguard including projections to improve moulding of the mouthguard to the user's teeth is described. The mouthguard also includes a base-wall configuration that acts to minimise thinning of the base during moulding and use of the mouthguard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Paul Swann, Peter Searle
  • Patent number: 7354025
    Abstract: The present invention provides a roof scaffold bracket (12) having a roof fixing arm (14), a platform support arm (16) pivotally attached (28) at one end of roof fixing arm (14) and an adjustment arm (18) pivotally attached (20) at the other end of roof fixing arm (14). Platform support arm (16) is adapted to be connected to adjustment arm (18). At least one foot means (72) is provided on roof fixing arm (14) whereby the at least one foot means (72) is adapted to secure the roof scaffold bracket (12) to a frame element (81) of a roof (42).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Brunsen Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Peter Searle
  • Publication number: 20050013808
    Abstract: Improved nitroreductase enzymes, particularly for use as prodrug converting enzymes are provided. In particular, single and double mutants of the E. coli NFSB nitroreductase, having improved properties for the activation of the prodrug CB 1954 for use in gene therapy are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2002
    Publication date: January 20, 2005
    Inventors: Jane Grove, Peter Searle, Andrew Lovering
  • Publication number: 20040129847
    Abstract: The present invention provides a roof scaffold bracket (12) having a roof fixing arm (14), a platform support arm (16) pivotally attached (28) at one end of roof fixing arm (14) and an adjustment arm (18) pivotally attached (20) at the other end of roof fixing arm (14). Platform support arm (16) is adapted to be connected to adjustment arm (18). At least one foot means (72) is provided on roof fixing arm (14) whereby the at least one foot means (72) is adapted to secure the roof scaffold bracket (12) to a frame element (81) of a roof (42).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Inventor: Peter Searle
  • Patent number: 6175762
    Abstract: The invention concerns an EEG based activation system that may be used to turn an appliance ON or OFF. EEG signals have been used for control purposes using biofeedback methods. However, the drawbacks of this are the learning time required by a subject which may take days or months. The present invention provides a simplified EEG based system for activation of an appliance. The system has an input port to receive electrical signals from scalp electrodes (2, 3), an amplifier (5) to amplify the signals, a bandpass filter (6) to filter the signals and a signal averager (8) to smooth out the signals. Furthermore, the signal averager integrates any received signal in the passband of the filter and provides a ramping output, and the integrating time constant being between one and five seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: University of Technology, Sydney
    Inventors: Leslie Kirkup, Andrew Peter Searle, Paul Francis McIsaac, Ashley Ronald Craig