Patents by Inventor Peter Ward

Peter Ward 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: 9742889
    Abstract: The present invention is a vertically oriented device that is intended to be installed in gambling casinos or other areas where there is limited space. The device serves several functions. It is a holder for a portable telephone while the phone is being charged and when in use. The device is provided with electrical power via various types of charger cords and ports to charge a variety of phones or other electrical devices. It is a drinking cup holder that is lighted so that a drinking cup in the holder is clearly visible. It also has a directional task light located under the drinking cup holder that provides light in an area under the cup holder and adjacent the device's supporting base to accommodate a cigarette ash tray or other item that needs to be lighted so as to be seen by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: CHEROKEE NATION ENTERTAINMENT, LLC
    Inventors: Lana D. Rivera, Peter Ward, Kevin Satterfield
  • Patent number: 9618098
    Abstract: A tensioner comprising a base, a shaft connected to the base, an eccentric adjuster coaxially engaged with the shaft, an arm pivotally engaged with the shaft, a pulley journalled to the arm, a torsion spring engaged between the arm and the base, the arm comprising a first receiving portion and a second receiving portion disposed axially opposite from the first receiving portion, a first damping member disposed between the arm and the base, the first damping member frictionally engaged with the base and engaged with first receiving portion, a second damping member disposed between the arm and the eccentric adjuster having a member engaged with the second receiving portion, and a biasing member disposed between the first damping member and the arm for applying a normal force to the first damping member and to the second damping member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: GATES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter Ward, Eva Bernert, Casper Haenbeukers, John T Harvey, Fraser Lacy
  • Patent number: 9618099
    Abstract: A tensioner comprising a shaft, a base, a pivot arm pivotally engaged with the base, a pulley journalled to the pivot arm, a first spring urging a first damping member into a frictional engagement with the pivot arm, the first spring engaged with the base, the first damping member imparting a damping force greater in a first pivot arm direction than in a second pivot arm direction, and a second spring disposed in the pivot arm and urging a second damping member into a frictional engagement with a base surface, the base surface comprises an arcuate form having a radius that is variable from a minimum value to a maximum value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: GATES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter Ward, John Harvey, Oliver Stegelmann
  • Publication number: 20170016517
    Abstract: A tensioner comprising a shaft, a base, a pivot arm pivotally engaged with the base, a pulley journalled to the pivot arm, a first spring urging a first damping member into a frictional engagement with the pivot arm, the first spring engaged with the base, the first damping member imparting a damping force greater in a first pivot arm direction than in a second pivot arm direction, and a second spring disposed in the pivot arm and urging a second damping member into a frictional engagement with a base surface, the base surface comprises an arcuate form having a radius that is variable from a minimum value to a maximum value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Peter Ward, John Harvey, Oliver Stegelmann
  • Publication number: 20170018634
    Abstract: We disclose herein a method of manufacturing a silicon carbide (SiC) based insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT), the IGBT comprising: a monocrystalline silicon substrate; a collector region of a first conductivity type disposed over the silicon substrate, wherein the collector region comprises a material comprising 3-step cubic silicon carbide (3C-SiC); a semiconductor drift region of a second conductivity type, opposite the first conductivity type, disposed on the collector region; a body region of the first conductivity type located within the semiconductor drift region; an emitter region of the second conductivity type located within the body region; a gate region placed above and in contact to the emitter region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventor: Peter WARD
  • Patent number: 9520285
    Abstract: A method comprises providing a monocrystalline silicon wafer (11) having a principal surface (17) which supports a masking layer (24), for example silicon dioxide or polycrystalline silicon, having windows (25) to expose corresponding regions of the silicon wafer, forming silicon carbide seed regions (30) on the exposed regions of the wafer, for example by forming carbon and converting the carbon into silicon carbide, and growing monocrystalline silicon carbide (31) on the silicon carbide seed regions. Thus, monocrystalline silicon carbide can be formed selectively on the silicon wafer which can help to avoid wafer bow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Anvil Semiconductors Limited
    Inventor: Peter Ward
  • Publication number: 20160355551
    Abstract: The present application provides compositions and methods for treating acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome. The methods include administering one or more tight junction antagonists to the lung of a subject in need thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Blake Paterson, Peter Ward, Alessio Fasano
  • Patent number: 9515222
    Abstract: We disclose a semiconductor structure comprising a monocrystalline silicon wafer; spaced apart monocrystalline silicon carbide layers disposed directly on the silicon wafer; amorphous and/or polycrystalline silicon carbide layers disposed directly on the silicon wafer between the monocrystalline silicon carbide layers; first gallium nitride layers disposed on the monocrystalline silicon carbide layers; and second gallium nitride layers disposed on the amorphous and/or polycrystalline silicon carbide layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Anvil Semiconductors Limited
    Inventor: Peter Ward
  • Publication number: 20160251346
    Abstract: The present invention pertains generally to the field of therapeutic compounds. More specifically the present invention pertains to certain 3,3-disubstituted-(8-aza-bicyclo[3.2.1]oct-8-yl)-[5-(1H-pyrazol-4-yl)-thiophen-3-yl]-methanone, 3,3-disubstituted-(6-aza-bicyclo[3.1.1]hept-6-yl)-[5-(1H-pyrazol-4-yl)-thiophen-3-yl]-methanone, and 4,4-disubstituted piperidin-1-yl)-[5-(1H-pyrazol-4-yl)-thiophen-3-yl]-methanone compounds of the following formula that, inter alia, inhibit 11?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11?-HSD1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Scott Peter Webster, Jonathan Robert Seckl, Brian Robert Walker, Peter Ward, Thomas David Pallin, Hazel Joan Dyke, Trevor Robert Perrior
  • Publication number: 20160247967
    Abstract: We disclose a semiconductor structure comprising a monocrystalline silicon wafer; spaced apart monocrystalline silicon carbide layers disposed directly on the silicon wafer; amorphous and/or polycrystalline silicon carbide layers disposed directly on the silicon wafer between the monocrystalline silicon carbide layers; first gallium nitride layers disposed on the monocrystalline silicon carbide layers; and second gallium nitride layers disposed on the amorphous and/or polycrystalline silicon carbide layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventor: Peter WARD
  • Patent number: 9365564
    Abstract: The present invention pertains generally to the field of therapeutic compounds. More specifically the present invention pertains to certain 3,3-disubstituted-(8-aza-bicyclo[3.2.1]oct-8-yl)-[5-(1H-pyrazol-4-yl)-thiophen-3-yl]-methanone, 3,3-disubstituted-(6-aza-bicyclo[3.1.1]hept-6-yl)-[5-(1H-pyrazol-4-yl)-thiophen-3-yl]-methanone, and 4,4-disubstituted piperidin-1-yl)-[5-(1H-pyrazol-4-yl)-thiophen-3-yl]-methanone compounds of the following formula that, inter alia, inhibit 11?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11?-HSD1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: The University Of Edinburgh
    Inventors: Scott Peter Webster, Jonathan Robert Seckl, Brian Robert Walker, Peter Ward, Thomas David Pallin, Hazel Joan Dyke, Trevor Robert Perrior
  • Patent number: 9341254
    Abstract: An isolating pulley comprising a hub, a pulley journalled to the hub, a spring carrier journalled to the hub, a torsion spring engaged between the pulley and the spring carrier, a frictionmember engaged between the spring carrier and the hub, the frictionmember comprising a first multiple ribbed surface to engage the spring carrier and a second multiple ribbed surface to engage the hub, and the first multiple ribbed surface and the second multiple ribbed surface extending in a radial direction normal to an axis of rotation A-A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: GATES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Peter A. Ward
  • Publication number: 20160106803
    Abstract: The present application provides compositions and methods for treating acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome. The methods include administering one or more tight junction antagonists to the lung of a subject in need thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Blake Paterson, Peter Ward, Alessio Fasano
  • Publication number: 20160047427
    Abstract: An accessory drive tuning device with a torsion spring for angular vibration isolation and having a spring pocket that frictionally engages the end of the torsion spring. The engagement may be with a wedge-shape on either the spring end or the pocket or both, adapted so that the spring end wedges into the pocket. The engagement may be by interference fit. One or both ends of the spring may be engaged in respective pockets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Peter Ward, Joe Chen, John Harvey, Keming Liu
  • Publication number: 20160040771
    Abstract: An isolating pulley comprising a hub, a pulley journalled to the hub, a spring carrier journalled to the hub, a torsion spring engaged between the pulley and the spring carrier, a frictionmember engaged between the spring carrier and the hub, the frictionmember comprising a first multiple ribbed surface to engage the spring carrier and a second multiple ribbed surface to engage the hub, and the first multiple ribbed surface and the second multiple ribbed surface extending in a radial direction normal to an axis of rotation A-A.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventor: Peter A. Ward
  • Patent number: 9196443
    Abstract: Air circuit breaker coil adapter for adapting an air circuit breaker, comprises: a coil unit housing for releasably receiving an air circuit breaker coil unit, the coil unit housing having a coil retainer element for preventing or limiting upward movement of an air circuit breaker coil unit therein; a locator at a bottom end of the coil unit housing for positively locating the coil unit housing in a plunger aperture of an air circuit breaker housing, the locator having a plunger aperture therethrough by which an interior of the coil unit housing is in-use communicable with an interior of the air circuit breaker housing; and a housing retainer element for at least in part preventing or limiting vertical displacement of the coil unit housing. An air circuit breaker using such an adapter and a method of adapting an air circuit breaker are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: P.S. Electrical Services (1998) Limited
    Inventor: Peter Ward
  • Publication number: 20150206743
    Abstract: A method comprises providing a monocrystalline silicon wafer (11) having a principal surface (17) which supports a masking layer (24), for example silicon dioxide or polycrystalline silicon, having windows (25) to expose corresponding regions of the silicon wafer, forming silicon carbide seed regions (30) on the exposed regions of the wafer, for example by forming carbon and converting the carbon into silicon carbide, and growing monocrystalline silicon carbide (31) on the silicon carbide seed regions. Thus, monocrystalline silicon carbide can be formed selectively on the silicon wafer which can help to avoid wafer bow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventor: Peter Ward
  • Patent number: 9082811
    Abstract: A bipolar power semiconductor transistor is disclosed. The transistor includes a semiconductor substrate of a first conductivity type, a first semiconductor region of the first conductivity type disposed on the semiconductor substrate; a semiconductor drift region of a second conductivity type, opposite the first conductivity type, disposed on the first semiconductor region, a body region of the first conductivity type located within the semiconductor drift region, a source region of the second conductivity type located within the body region, a gate placed above and in contact to the source region, the gate to control charge in a channel region between the semiconductor drift region and the source region and to thereby control flow of charge within the semiconductor drift region. The semiconductor substrate includes a material having silicon (Si) and the first semiconductor region includes a material having 3-step cubic silicon carbide (3C-SiC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Anvil Semiconductors Limited
    Inventor: Peter Ward
  • Patent number: 9068608
    Abstract: An isolator decoupler comprising a pulley, a shaft, a bushing slidingly engaged with the pulley and slidingly engaged with the shaft, the pulley journalled to the shaft by a bearing, a one-way clutch fixed to the shaft and engaged with the bushing whereby the bushing rotates in unison with the one-way clutch, a torsion spring engaged between the pulley and the one-way clutch to resiliently couple the pulley to the shaft, and the pulley non-resiliently directly coupleable to the shaft in a temporary predetermined loaded condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Gates Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Serkh, Imtiaz Ali, Peter Ward
  • Patent number: D729030
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael A. Novick, Bernardo A. Gutierrez, Brandon Phong Khieu, Peter A. Ward