Patents by Inventor Philip Davies

Philip Davies 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: 11183903
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an inner rotor motor and a stationary wiring conduit. The inner rotor motor includes a stator and a rotor spaced at least in part radially inside the stator. The rotor is rotatable relative to the stator about an axis. The rotor includes a rotatable shaft that presents a shaft bore extending axially therethrough. The stationary wiring conduit extends through the shaft bore and is fixed relative to the motor housing. The shaft bore rotatably receives the wiring conduit, such that the wiring conduit is permitted to remain stationary as the shaft rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Nidec Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew D. Allen, Aaron Davies, Daniel J. Suda, Philip S. Johnson, Michael W. Major
  • Patent number: 11076978
    Abstract: A controlled discharge ostomy appliance assembly comprises (i) a stoma seal that is self-urging with a dynamic damping characteristic that resists changes of seal volume, (ii) a press-fit coupling member displaceable from an unlocked position to a locked position as part of a press-fit process, and (iii) a single-use frangible portion. The assembly further includes a protector shield removably fastened to the appliance forming a combined assembly therewith. The protector shield comprises (i) a seal displacer manipulable for displacing the stoma seal to a non-operative position ready for fitting, (ii) a substantially rigid coupling member guard portion for protecting the state of the coupling member, and (iii) a bracing portion for bracing the single-use frangible portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: CONVATEC TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Tinh Nguyen-Demary, John Cline, John Blum, Gary Stacey, Philip Davies, Trevor Beckett
  • Publication number: 20200344305
    Abstract: Certain aspects provide a method of commissioning a virtualized network function (VNF), including: at a commissioning virtual machine instantiated in a virtualized environment of a customer network, configuring a remote access connection facility for accessing the commissioning virtual machine remotely from outside of the customer network, wherein the commissioning virtual machine has access to a virtual infrastructure manager (VIM) component of the virtualized environment; causing, via the remote access connection facility, configuration of a VNF manager component within the commissioning virtual machine; and causing, via the remote access connection facility, the configured VNF manager component to instruct the VIM component to instantiate one or more virtual machines in the virtualized environment, the one or more virtual machines being operable to perform at least a part of the VNF.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew LEE, David HOTHAM, Joe POWELL, Philip DAVIES, Michael DUPPRE, Jamie PARSONS, Steve ORBELL
  • Publication number: 20200344144
    Abstract: According to a first aspect, there is provided a method of testing a plurality of virtual network functions (VNFs) during commissioning of the plurality of VNFs in a virtualized environment in a customer network, the method comprising: at a VNF testing component configured to have access to the virtualized environment of the customer network, performing interoperability testing between a first VNF component instantiation (VNFCI) within a first VNF of the plurality of VNFs and a second VNFCI within a second VNF of the plurality of VNFs, the second VNF being different from the first VNF, the first VNF and the second VNF comprising a subset of VNFs within the plurality of VNFs, wherein performing the interoperability testing comprises: instructing the first VNFCI to interoperate directly with the second VNFCI in a predetermined manner; and determining whether the second VNFCI reacts to the instructed direct interoperation in an expected manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Lee, David Hotham, Joe Powell, Philip Davies, Michael Duppre, Jamie Parsons, Steve Orbell
  • Publication number: 20200239801
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a compound has the formula (I) where: R1 and R2 are alkyl or, together with the carbon atom to which they are attached, cycloalkyl; R3, R4 and R5 are H or alkyl (formula II); R6 is alkyl or where: R7 and R8 are H, alkyl or, together with the carbon atom to which they are attached, cycloalkyl; R9 is H or alkyl; X is alkylene or is absent; and p is 0, 1, 2 or 3; and m and n are 0, 1, 2 or 3 provided that m is 0 when R4 and R5 are H. The compound is suitable for use as a base stock which provides low volatility for a given viscosity profile. The compound may be used in a lubricant composition for an internal combustion engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Gordon LAMB, Amit GOKHALE, John Philip DAVIES, John REDSHAW, Peter SEDEN, Kevin WEST
  • Patent number: 10669499
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a compound has the formula (I) where: R1 and R2 are alkyl or, together with the carbon atom to which they are attached, cycloalkyl; R3, R4 and R5 are H or alkyl (formula II); R6 is alkyl or where: R7 and R8 are H, alkyl or, together with the carbon atom to which they are attached, cycloalkyl; R9 is H or alkyl; X is alkylene or is absent; and p is 0, 1, 2 or 3; and m and n are 0, 1, 2 or 3 provided that m is 0 when R4 and R5 are H. The compound is suitable for use as a base stock which provides low volatility for a given viscosity profile. The compound may be used in a lubricant composition for an internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: Gordon Lamb, Amit Gokhale, John Philip Davies, John Redshaw, Peter Seden, Kevin West
  • Patent number: 10222087
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method of cooling by latent energy transfer and, in particular, to cool a fluid by discharging unwanted low temperature thermal energy to a surrounding ambient environment utilizing a fluid evaporation process involving permitted or forced ventilation of air across a surface area of a heat transfer fluid. The invention further relates to an air treatment system utilizing the cooled heat transfer fluid for cooling air and for supplying ventilation air to the evaporation process. A body of liquid is cooled close to the prevailing wet bulb temperature, discharging unwanted thermal energy to the surroundings, rendering the liquid suitable as a cooling medium for removing unwanted thermal energy from a location or in a process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Intex Holdings Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Roger Philip Davies
  • Patent number: 10203133
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solar energy collection apparatus and design method. In particular, the invention provides a solar energy collection apparatus incorporating one or more reflectors and a solar collector for receiving incoming solar radiation, including reflected radiation from the one or more reflectors, wherein the one or more reflectors and the collector are oriented according to a pre-calculated offset length and offset angle based at least on the latitude of the apparatus. The invention further provides a computer-implemented method of designing a solar collection apparatus including determining the optimal offset length and offset angle between the one or more reflectors and the collector for a given latitude and other inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intex Holdings Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Roger Philip Davies
  • Patent number: 10184675
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dehumidification system and method and, in particular, to a system and method for controlling the humidity of air in a process or location using a desiccant-coated fluid-air heat exchanger. The desiccant material adsorbs water at or above ambient temperatures during an adsorption cycle, and the resultant air stream is of a reduced humidity compared with the humidity of the supply air. The desiccant material may then be dried during a regeneration cycle through addition of heating fluid through the heat exchanger, driving water back into the vapor state with addition of latent energy of vaporization. The desiccant material may be cooled, during the adsorption cycle, through addition of cooling fluid through the heat exchanger to maintain the temperature within a range sufficient for water vapor to be removed from the stream of air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Intex Holdings Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Roger Philip Davies
  • Patent number: 10135362
    Abstract: Described is a method for converting power including controlling operation of a plurality of series connected modules including a DC power sources and storage devices such that the total voltage across the series connected modules includes an AC signal. A storage parameter is defined based on a sum of a function of the voltages in the storage devices in the modules and one or more voltage control levels are defined for each of or a plurality of the storage devices. An average current drawn from the series connected modules over a time period is set such that the storage parameter approaches a target value. The target value is decreased for a subsequent time period in the event that none the voltage control levels are reached and increased in the event that one or more of the voltage control levels are reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Alexander Philip Davies, Kevin Stephen Davies
  • Patent number: 10125335
    Abstract: A lubricating composition comprising a base oil of lubricating viscosity and one or more lubricant additives, wherein the base oil comprises or consists of a base stock which comprises or consists of at least one isoprenoid compound comprising: (i) one or two oxygen-containing moieties independently selected from ether and ester moieties; (ii) a first acyclic isoprenoid moiety containing 1 to 5 isoprenyl units; and (iii) optionally, a second acyclic isoprenoid moiety containing 1 to 5 isoprenyl units with the proviso that at least one isoprenoid moiety contains 3 to 5 isoprenyl units where the isoprenoid compound contains a single ether moiety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: CASTROL LIMITED
    Inventors: Martin E. Carrera, John Philip Davies, Sander Gaemers, John William Shabaker, Oliver Williams
  • Publication number: 20180235802
    Abstract: A controlled discharge ostomy appliance assembly comprises (i) a stoma seal that is self-urging with a dynamic damping characteristic that resists changes of seal volume, (ii) a press-fit coupling member displaceable from an unlocked position to a locked position as part of a press-fit process, and (iii) a single-use frangible portion. The assembly further includes a protector shield removably fastened to the appliance forming a combined assembly therewith. The protector shield comprises (i) a seal displacer manipulable for displacing the stoma seal to a non-operative position ready for fitting, (ii) a substantially rigid coupling member guard portion for protecting the state of the coupling member, and (iii) a bracing portion for bracing the single-use frangible portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Tinh Nguyen-Demary, John Cline, John Blum, Gary Stacey, Philip Davies, Trevor Beckett
  • Publication number: 20180163150
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a compound has the formula (I) where: R1 and R2 are alkyl or, together with the carbon atom to which they are attached, cycloalkyl; R3, R4 and R5 are H or alkyl (formula II); R6 is alkyl or where: R7 and R8 are H, alkyl or, together with the carbon atom to which they are attached, cycloalkyl; R9 is H or alkyl; X is alkylene or is absent; and p is 0, 1, 2 or 3; and m and n are 0, 1, 2 or 3 provided that m is 0 when R4 and R5 are H. The compound is suitable for use as a base stock which provides low volatility for a given viscosity profile. The compound may be used in a lubricant composition for an internal combustion engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Gordon LAMB, Amit GOKHALE, John Philip DAVIES, John REDSHAW, Peter SEDEN, Kevin WEST
  • Patent number: 9943436
    Abstract: A controlled discharge ostomy appliance assembly comprises (i) a stoma seal that is self-urging with a dynamic damping characteristic that resists changes of seal volume, (ii) a press-fit coupling member displaceable from an unlocked position to a locked position as part of a press-fit process, and (iii) a single-use frangible portion. The assembly further includes a protector shield removably fastened to the appliance forming a combined assembly therewith. The protector shield comprises (i) a seal displacer manipulable for displacing the stoma seal to a non-operative position ready for fitting, (ii) a substantially rigid coupling member guard portion for protecting the state of the coupling member, and (iii) a bracing portion for bracing the single-use frangible portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: CONVATEC TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Tinh Nguyen-Demary, John Cline, John Blum, Gary Stacey, Philip Davies, Trevor Beckett
  • Publication number: 20170321909
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dehumidification system and method and, in particular, to a system and method for controlling the humidity of air in a process or location using a desiccant-coated fluid-air heat exchanger. The desiccant material adsorbs water at or above ambient temperatures during an adsorption cycle, and the resultant air stream is of a reduced humidity compared with the humidity of the supply air. The desiccant material may then be dried during a regeneration cycle through addition of heating fluid through the heat exchanger, driving water back into the vapour state with addition of latent energy of vaporization. The desiccant material may be cooled, during the adsorption cycle, through addition of cooling fluid through the heat exchanger to maintain the temperature within a range sufficient for water vapour to be removed from the stream of air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventor: Roger Philip DAVIES
  • Publication number: 20170314806
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method of cooling by latent energy transfer and, in particular, to cool a fluid by discharging unwanted low temperature thermal energy to a surrounding ambient environment utilising a fluid evaporation process involving permitted or forced ventilation of air across a surface area of a heat transfer fluid. The invention further relates to an air treatment system utilising the cooled heat transfer fluid for cooling air and for supplying ventilation air to the evaporation process. A body of liquid is cooled close to the prevailing wet bulb temperature, discharging unwanted thermal energy to the surroundings, rendering the liquid suitable as a cooling medium for removing unwanted thermal energy from a location or in a process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventor: Roger Philip DAVIES
  • Publication number: 20170136657
    Abstract: A die and method for extruding an extrudable material to form an extruded member is described. In one embodiment, the die comprises a barrier member comprising a plurality of feed channels that extend through the barrier member. Furthermore, the die incorporates a passage forming member extending from the barrier member substantially in the direction of extrusion. The feed channels are arranged with respect to the passage forming member to allow the extrudable material to substantially flow about the passage forming member to form a corresponding passage in the extruded member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: ADELAIDE RESEARCH & INNOVATION PTY LTD.
    Inventors: Tanya MONRO, Heike EBENDORFF-HEIDEPRIEM, Philip DAVIES
  • Publication number: 20170126024
    Abstract: A system (10) for converting power comprising a plurality of modules (14) connected in series and having each at least one DC power source. Storage devices (18) are provided with each module (14) to store power from the power source and voltage control circuitry (19) in each module (14) connects the storage device between a maximum module voltage, a minimum module voltage to create a stepwise approximation of a mains signal. A compensator unit (20) is provided in series with the modules (14) including a storage device charged by the power sources. While each of the modules (14) is supplying either its maximum or minimum voltage to the system a control unit ramps up or down the voltage between the input and output of the compensator unit (20) to follow the desired AC signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Kevin Stephen Davies, Alexander Philip Davies
  • Patent number: D799419
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Intex Holdings Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Roger Philip Davies
  • Patent number: D800054
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Intex Holdings Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Roger Philip Davies