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).

  • Publication number: 20150119176
    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: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Ward, Eva Bernert, Casper Haenbeukers, John T Harvey, Fraser Lacy
  • Patent number: 8990174
    Abstract: A system and method for organizing media assets of a media project. The method includes storing a plurality of versions of media assets of the media project, including an original version of the media asset and at least one modified version of the media asset. Each of the plurality of versions of the media assets include a plurality of components, and the modified versions of the media assets include at least one modified component. Metadata for each of the plurality of components is generated. The metadata indicates whether each of the plurality of component is a modified component, and the metadata of the modified component indicates a type of modification made to the modified component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Pictures Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Ward, JR Yasgur
  • Patent number: 8925400
    Abstract: An instrumented pig comprises a foam body having an outer surface and an inner cavity in which, in use, is located a sealed unit housing at least a part of a parameter measurement apparatus configured to measure at least one parameter from which the extent of deflection of the outer surface of the foam body may be derived, the sealed unit including at least one sensor configured to generate an output signal representative of the at least one measured parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Pipeline Innovations Limited
    Inventors: Rennie Hill, David Thompson, Peter Ward
  • Patent number: 8926462
    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: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: The Gates Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Ward, Eva Bernert, Casper Haenbeukers, John T Harvey, Fraser Lacy
  • Publication number: 20140347149
    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: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Ward
  • Patent number: 8888622
    Abstract: An isolator decoupler comprising a shaft, a pulley journalled to the shaft, a clutch carrier journalled to the shaft through a one-way clutch, a torsion spring engaged between the pulley and the clutch carrier, the torsion spring loadable in an unwinding direction, the torsion spring and the pulley having a predetermined clearance between a torsion spring outside diameter surface and a pulley inside diameter surface, and whereby the torsion spring outside diameter surface and a pulley inside diameter surface come into a progressive frictional engagement by torque load dependent radial expansion of the torsion spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: The Gates Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaohua Joe Chen, John T. Harvey, Rudy Pupulin, Keming Liu, Alexander Serkh, Imtiaz Ali, Dean Schneider, Peter Ward
  • Patent number: 8820503
    Abstract: An isolator decoupler comprising a pulley, a shaft, the pulley journalled to the shaft on a low friction bushing, a spring carrier disposed within the pulley, a torsion spring coupled between the pulley and the spring carrier, a wrap spring one way clutch wrapped about the shaft and having a frictional engagement therewith, the wrap spring one way clutch coupled to the spring carrier, the wrap spring one way clutch is disposed radially inward of the torsion spring, and the pulley temporarily engagable with an end of the wrap spring one way clutch in an unwinding direction whereby a temporary contact between the wrap spring one way clutch end and the pulley will temporarily diminish the frictional engagement of the wrap spring one way clutch with the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: The Gates Corporation
    Inventors: Dean Schneider, Alexander Serkh, Peter Ward
  • Patent number: 8813932
    Abstract: An isolator decoupler comprising a pulley, the pulley journalled to a shaft, a torsion spring having an end engaged with the pulley, the torsion spring loadable in an unwinding direction, a one-way clutch carrier, a one-way clutch disposed between the shaft and the one-way clutch carrier, a wrap spring engagable with an inner surface of the one-way clutch carrier, the wrap spring coupled to the torsion spring, and the wrap spring loadable in the unwinding direction such that the wrap spring through friction is able to lockably engage the inner surface in a driving direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: The Gates Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Ward, Alexander Serkh, Imtiaz Ali, Dean Schneider
  • Patent number: 8813928
    Abstract: An alternator isolating decoupler comprising an alternator shaft, a one-way clutch engaged with the alternator shaft, a first wrap spring releasably engaged with the one-way clutch, a second wrap spring releasably engaged with the one-way clutch, the second wrap spring arranged in parallel with the first wrap spring, the first wrap spring and the second wrap spring in nested relation, the first wrap spring and the second wrap spring each having an end releasably engagable with an end cap, the end cap fixedly connected to an outer housing, the first wrap spring and the second wrap spring each engaged in series with a torsion spring, the torsion spring engaged with the outer housing, and the outer housing engaged with an alternator rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: The Gates Corporation
    Inventors: Dean Schneider, Peter Ward, Alexander Serkh, Imitiz Ali, John Harvey
  • Patent number: 8734279
    Abstract: A tensioner comprising a sleeve, an adjuster cooperatively engaged with an inner surface of the sleeve, a pivot arm pivotally engaged with the sleeve, a pulley journalled to the pivot arm, a torsion spring engaged with the sleeve for urging the pivot arm, an elastomeric damping ring connected to the arm and in compressive frictional contact between the sleeve and the arm whereby a tangential friction force damps a pivot arm movement, the elastomeric damping ring exerting a radial force on the sleeve, and a retaining member connected to the adjuster and cooperatively engaged with the sleeve whereby the adjuster and sleeve are kept in a predetermined relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Gates Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Ward, Juergen Hallen, Holger Schever
  • Publication number: 20140113755
    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: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Peter Ward, Eva Bernert, Casper Haenbeukers, John T. Harvey, Fraser Lacy
  • Patent number: 8678157
    Abstract: An isolating decoupler comprising a shaft, a pulley rotationally engaged with the shaft, a coil spring engaged between the pulley and a spring carrier, the spring carrier moveable relative to the shaft and pulley, a one-way clutch mounted to the shaft, a first torsion spring and a second torsion spring engaged between the spring carrier and the one-way clutch, the first torsion spring and the second torsion spring having a releasable frictional engagement with the one-way clutch, the first torsion spring and the second torsion spring comprising adjacent parallel strands and having substantially equal diameters, the first torsion spring and the second torsion spring each being engagable with the pulley, the first torsion spring releasing a frictional engagement with the one-way clutch upon an engagement with the pulley, and the second torsion spring releasing a frictional engagement with the one-way clutch upon an engagement with the pulley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Gates Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Ward, Alexander Serkh, Imtiaz Ali, Dean Schneider
  • Patent number: 8642621
    Abstract: The present invention pertains generally to the field of therapeutic compounds. More specifically the present invention pertains to certain (4-phenyl-piperidin-1-yl)-[5-(1H-pyrazol-4-yl)-thiophen-3-yl]-methanone compounds that, inter alia, inhibit 11?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11?-HSD1). The present invention also pertains to pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds, and the use of such compounds and compositions, both in vitro and in vivo, to inhibit 11?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1; to treat disorders that are ameliorated by the inhibition of 11?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1; to treat the metabolic syndrome, which includes disorders such as type 2 diabetes and obesity, and associated disorders including insulin resistance, hypertension, lipid disorders and cardiovascular disorders such as ischaemic (coronary) heart disease; to treat CNS disorders such as mild cognitive impairment and early dementia, including Alzheimer's disease; etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    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
  • Publication number: 20140031905
    Abstract: A method for stimulating nerve tissue of an organism includes a step of electrically connecting an electrical signal source to at least a first nerve. The method also includes applying a periodically repeating burst pulse signal pattern to the first nerve. The burst pulse signal pattern has a pattern frequency defining a frequency of repetition of the burst pulse signal pattern and a pattern duty cycle defining a first time period of the burst pulse signal pattern, the burst pulse signal pattern having a plurality of pulses, the pulses having a frequency within the pattern that exceeds the pattern frequency by at least an order of magnitude.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Pedro P. Irazoqui, Matthew Peter Ward, Kurt Yuqin Qing
  • Publication number: 20140014973
    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: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Anvil Semiconductors Limited
    Inventor: Peter WARD
  • Publication number: 20140008175
    Abstract: An isolator decoupler comprising a pulley, a shaft, the pulley journalled to the shaft on a low friction bushing, a spring carrier disposed within the pulley, a torsion spring coupled between the pulley and the spring carrier, a wrap spring one way clutch wrapped about the shaft and having a frictional engagement therewith, the wrap spring one way clutch coupled to the spring carrier, the wrap spring one way clutch is disposed radially inward of the torsion spring, and the pulley temporarily engagable with an end of the wrap spring one way clutch in an unwinding direction whereby a temporary contact between the wrap spring one way clutch end and the pulley will temporarily diminish the frictional engagement of the wrap spring one way clutch with the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Dean Schneider, Alexander Serkh, Peter Ward
  • Patent number: 8614209
    Abstract: The present invention pertains generally to the field of therapeutic compounds. More specifically the present invention pertains to certain amido-thiophene compounds that, inter alia, inhibit 11?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11?-HSD1). The present invention also pertains to pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds, and the use of such compounds and compositions, both in vitro and in vivo, to inhibit 11?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1; to treat disorders that are ameliorated by the inhibition of 11?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1; to treat the metabolic syndrome, which includes disorders such as type 2 diabetes and obesity, and associated disorders including insulin resistance, hypertension, lipid disorders and cardiovascular disorders such as ischaemic (coronary) heart disease; to treat CNS disorders such as mild cognitive impairment and early dementia, including Alzheimer's disease; etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    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: 8602928
    Abstract: An isolator comprising a shaft (10), a pulley (20) journalled to the shaft on a first bushing (40) and a second bushing (50), a torsion spring (30) engaged with the shaft and the pulley, the torsion spring exerting an axial contractive force to retain the pulley on the shaft, a cover member (60) fixed to the shaft, the pulley urged into engagement with the cover member by the torsion spring axial contractive force, the cover member further comprising an axially projecting member (62) disposed radially outwardly of the torsion spring, the pulley comprising a circumferential pocket (24) for cooperatively receiving the projecting member and having a stop (23) disposed within the circumferential pocket, and a rubber member (80) disposed with the stop for engaging the projecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Gates Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Serkh, Peter Ward, Imtiaz Ali, Dean Schneider
  • Publication number: 20130324335
    Abstract: An isolator decoupler comprising a shaft, a pulley journalled to the shaft, a clutch carrier journalled to the shaft through a one-way clutch, a torsion spring engaged between the pulley and the clutch carrier, the torsion spring loadable in an unwinding direction, the torsion spring and the pulley having a predetermined clearance between a torsion spring outside diameter surface and a pulley inside diameter surface, and whereby the torsion spring outside diameter surface and a pulley inside diameter surface come into a progressive frictional engagement by torque load dependent radial expansion of the torsion spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Xiaohua Joe Chen, John T. Harvey, Rudy Pupulin, Keming Liu, Alexander Serkh, Imtiaz Ali, Dean Schneider, Peter Ward
  • Publication number: 20130288950
    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: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicants: ALBA THERAPEUTICS CORPORATION, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE
    Inventors: Blake Paterson, Peter Ward, Alessio Fasano