Patents by Inventor Phillips Owen

Phillips Owen 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: 10239688
    Abstract: A manway gate assembly couples to a tank and provides a liquid tight seal. The manway gate assembly includes a gate selectively slideable in a first linear direction between an open position, a closed position, and/or an intermediate position between the open position and the closed position. The manway gate assembly includes one or more locking members arranged adjacent to the gate and moveable between a locked position and an un-locked position. When in the locked position, the one or more locking members apply a biasing force to the gate in a second linear direction perpendicular to the first linear direction to seal the gate to the tank and provide a liquid tight seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Spokane Industries
    Inventors: Nathan Hayes Owen, Michael Phillip Blessing, Thomas Raymond Rodgers
  • Publication number: 20180023601
    Abstract: A post clamp is disclosed as it may include one or more buffer components. In an example, each buffer component has a first shape on a post side and a second shape on a strap side. The post side is substantially flat and the strap side is substantially arc shaped. In an example, the post clamp also includes a fastener configured to strap the at least one buffer component against a post to secure the at least one buffer component to the post. In an example, the strap side of each of the buffer components has ridges forming a valley between the ridges. The fastener is configured to sit within the valley between the ridges so that the ridges maintain the fastener each of the buffer components and keep the fastener from slipping partially or fully off of the buffer components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Rodney Owens, Phillip Owens
  • Patent number: 8301560
    Abstract: A control center receives, from the first bank, a first request with a first set of requirements for placement of reciprocal deposits. A second request with a second set of requirements is received from a second bank. The control center determines whether the first set of requirements matches the second set of requirements, which include maturity and interest rate. In response to a match, the control center performs an exchange of on-balance sheet deposits meeting the first set of requirements from the first bank to off-balance sheet deposits to the second bank. The first bank receives reciprocal deposits meeting the second set of requirements as new on-balance sheet deposits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Anova Financial Corporation
    Inventors: Kim B. Winslow, Adam Roark, Dawn Bunch, Joseph Scheib, Phillips Owen
  • Publication number: 20120173404
    Abstract: A control center receives, from the first bank, a first request with a first set of requirements for placement of reciprocal deposits. A second request with a second set of requirements is received from a second bank. The control center determines whether the first set of requirements matches the second set of requirements, which include maturity and interest rate. In response to a match, the control center performs an exchange of on-balance sheet deposits meeting the first set of requirements from the first bank to off-balance sheet deposits to the second bank. The first bank receives reciprocal deposits meeting the second set of requirements as new on-balance sheet deposits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Kim B. Winslow, Adam Roark, Dawn Bunch, Joseph Scheib, Phillips Owen
  • Patent number: 8090651
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for facilitating the exchange of reciprocal deposits are disclosed. According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a system for facilitating the exchange of reciprocal deposits. The system includes a first bank for participating in an exchange of reciprocal deposits and a control center for implementing an exchange of reciprocal deposits between the first bank and a second bank for receiving deposits. The control center receives requests for placement of reciprocal deposits, determines requirements of depositing and receiving banks, and facilitates exchange of reciprocal deposits in accordance with the requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Anova Financial Corporation
    Inventors: Kim B. Winslow, Adam Roark, Dawn Bunch, Joseph Scheib, Phillips Owen
  • Patent number: 7588556
    Abstract: Syringe having a plunger, a barrel and a restrictor mechanism between the shaft of the plunger and the barrel and including a first part engaged with the barrel for limiting movement of the first part with respect to the barrel in a first direction, and a second part. The restrictor mechanism and/or plunger shaft carries a formation for limiting movement of the restrictor mechanism with respect to the plunger in the first direction. The restrictor mechanism as a further member which restricts movement of the restrictor mechanism with respect to the barrel or plunger shaft in a second direction. A latch member prevents he further member from restricting movement of the restrictor mechanism with respect to the barrel or plunger shaft in the second direction until a predetermined point in an operation cycle of the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: ID-Tech Limited
    Inventors: Phillip Owen Byrne, Penelope Rosemary Attridge, Harry Raymond Ingham, John Polidoro, Spencer Kinsey, Chad Smutney
  • Publication number: 20080171969
    Abstract: A disposable syringe (2) is disclosed. Withdrawal of a plunger handle (18) in the direction of arrow B to fill the syringe causes a moveable safety bobbin (20) to lock, and shaft (16) slides in the direction of arrow B relative to safety bobbin (20) and washer (22). Subsequent depression of plunger handle (18) in the direction of arrow A causes safety bobbin (20) to move along barrel (4), from which position it can not be withdrawn. This therefore prevents subsequent withdrawal of piston (14) and therefore prevents re-use of the syringe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2004
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Applicant: ID-Tech Limited
    Inventors: Phillip Owen Byrne, Harry Raymond Ingham, Penelope Rosemary Attridge
  • Patent number: 7244707
    Abstract: The present invention is predicated on the discovery of certain interactions between cellular growth factors and opposing actions that control differentiation and migration or invasion of cytotrophoblasts into the uterine endometrium during pregnancy. IGF-II and latent transforming growth factor beta (TGF?), the inactive precursor of TGF?, compete for binding to the CIM6P receptor. IGF-II prevents latent TGF? binding to the CIM6P receptor. The invention therefore offers a method of regulating and directing cytotrophoblast differentiation and function based on the interaction between IGF-II, latent TGF? and the CIM6P receptor. There is disclosed a method of regulating cytotrophoblast and stem cell differentiation and migration characterized by adjusting levels of insulin-like growth factor II (IGF-II) available for binding to the cation-independent mannose-6-phosphate (CIM6P) receptor. The discovery may be applied to embryonic or adult stem cells to control their differentiation and migratory behaviour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Adelaide Research & Innovation Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Claire Roberts, Phillip Owens
  • Publication number: 20050100549
    Abstract: The present invention is predicated on the discovery of certain interactions between cellular growth factors and opposing actions that control differentiation and migration or invasion of cytotrophoblasts into the uterine endometrium during pregnancy. IGF-II and latent transforming growth factor beta (TGF?), the inactive precursor of TGF?, compete for binding to the CIM6P receptor. IGF-II prevents latent TGF? binding to the CIM6P receptor. The invention therefore offers a method of regulating and directing cytotrophoblast differentiation and function based on the interaction between IGF-II, latent TGF? and the CIM6P receptor. There is disclosed a method of regulating cytotrophoblast and stem cell differentiation and migration characterized by adjusting levels of insulin-like growth factor II (IGF-II) available for binding to the cation-independent mannose-6-phosphate (CIM6P) receptor. The discovery may be applied to embryonic or adult stem cells to control their differentiation and migratory behaviour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Publication date: May 12, 2005
    Inventors: Claire Roberts, Phillip Owens
  • Patent number: 6852098
    Abstract: A catheter or similar device, particularly a female transient urinary catheter (1), comprises a rigid polypropylene tube having a saw tooth formation (4) providing a flexible region which separates a handle portion (2) from an insertion portion (3). In the insertion portion are formed apertures (6, 9) in the distal tip of the catheter and in the side of the catheter (1) towards the distal end. The tip aperture (6) has a rolled over edge (7) and the side apertures (9) are formed in recesses (8) in the external profile of the catheter. A scaling portion (10) comprises a sinusoidal undulation in the catheter wall which effects an improved seal between the catheter and the wall of the urethra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: BTG International Limited
    Inventor: Phillip Owen Byrne
  • Publication number: 20030135200
    Abstract: A catheter or similar device, particularly a female transient urinary catheter (1), comprises a rigid polypropylene tube having a saw tooth formation (4) providing a flexible region which separates a handle portion (2) from an insertion portion (3). In the insertion portion are formed apertures (6, 9) in the distal tip of the catheter and in the side of the catheter (1) towards the distal end. The tip aperture (6) has a rolled over edge (7) and the side apertures (9) are formed in recesses (8) in the external profile of the catheter. A scaling portion (10) comprises a sinusoidal undulation in the catheter wall which effects an improved seal between the catheter and the wall of the urethra.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2002
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Inventor: Phillip Owen Byrne
  • Patent number: 6074380
    Abstract: This invention relates to a device and method for use in transcutaneous surgical procedures, such as transcutaneous catheterization and surgical biopsy.To provide that the operative parts of instrumentation to be introduced into the patient's body are shielded from contact with the patient's skin, and thereby to inhibit transfer of micro-organisms from the skin into the body, there is provided a transcutaneous indwelling shield device for insertion into a skin aperture, comprising a transcutaneous distal portion providing an instrument access port, connecting to a proximal portion of shallow dished form of substantially greater dimension than said access port, the proximal portion tapering inwardly to said distal portion to readily guide the distal tip of the instrument to said access port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Assignee: BTG International Limited
    Inventors: Phillip Owen Byrne, Thomas Stuart Jackson Elliott