Patents by Inventor Richard A. Young

Richard A. Young 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: 8809326
    Abstract: Disclosed are novel substituted 2H-isoquinolin-1-one and 3H-quinazolin-4-one derivatives useful as inhibitors of Rho kinase and for treating a variety of diseases and disorders that are mediated or sustained through the activity of Rho kinase, including cardiovascular diseases, pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds, methods for using such compounds and processes for making such compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Bosanac, John David Ginn, Eugene Richard Hickey, Thomas Martin Kirrane, Jr., Weimin Liu, Anthony S. Prokopowicz, Sabine K. Schlyer, Cheng-Kon Shih, Roger John Snow, Michael Robert Turner, Frank Wu, Erick Richard Young
  • Patent number: 8776575
    Abstract: An impact test fixture includes a rolling frame structure, a ballast attachment feature coupled to the rolling frame structure, a position-adjustable attachment assembly coupled to the rolling frame structure, and a specimen attachment member coupled to the position-adjustable attachment assembly. The specimen attachment member is adjustable in a vertical direction and a transverse direction relative to the rolling frame structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Richard Young, Ronald Alonzo Bowers, Justin Thomas Lenoir
  • Patent number: 8729149
    Abstract: Embodiments of silicone hydrogels, ophthalmic lenses made therefrom, and methods of making the same are described. Fully hydrated silicone hydrogels have relatively high water content and oxygen permeability, along with relatively low modulus of elasticity. Embodiments of the silicone hydrogels in substantially dehydrated condition are adapted to lathe cutting at or above room temperature. Variations of the silicone hydrogels include silicon-containing monomers in an amount of 7.5% or greater by weight, a hydrophilic substituted N-vinyl acetamide monomer, and a hydrophilic non-acetamide monomer in an amount resulting in a hydrophilic substituted N-vinyl acetamide monomer to hydrophilic non-acetamide monomer weight to weight ratio of greater than 2.1 to 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventors: Timothy Higgs, Tristan Tapper, Richard Young
  • Publication number: 20140049070
    Abstract: An impact protection structure for a vehicle impacting a blunt-object barrier includes a support structure of the vehicle, an energy absorbing rail coupled to the support structure, and a localized energy dissipation structure. The energy absorbing rail extends an energy absorbing rail length and includes a plurality of lumens. The localized energy dissipation structure extends a localized energy dissipation structure length less than the energy absorbing rail length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicants: Tesla Motor, Inc., Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Richard Young, Donald James Robert Parr, Ernest Matthew Villanueva, Derek Paul
  • Patent number: 8646791
    Abstract: A frame structure is adapted to absorb energy from frontal impacts and extends under a front portion of the body frame. The frame structure includes a rear sub-frame located below and in front of a pair of side frame under-members, and a reinforcement bracket attached to the pair of side frame under-members to facilitate formation and control a deformation shape in an energy absorption pocket in the side frame under-member during a frontal impact for temporarily restraining the rear sub-frame before releasing the rear sub-frame to slide past the reinforcement bracket. The energy absorption pocket is formed in the side frame under-member forward of and outboard of the reinforcement bracket during a frontal impact prior to the rear sub-frame be released from B-point bolt connections to the side frame under-members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Richard Young, Taichi Yamashita, Naipaul Deo Ramoutar
  • Patent number: 8646790
    Abstract: A frame structure is adapted to absorb energy from frontal impacts and extends under a front portion of the body frame. The frame structure includes a rear sub-frame located below and in front of a pair of side frame under-members, and at least one ramp connected to the pair of side frame under-members for directing rearward sliding movement of the rear sub-frame and attached structures downwardly beneath a battery assembly. A catching surface engages a steering gear to improve energy absorption during frontal impacts. A reinforcement bracket attached to the pair of side frame under-members defines a pocket for temporarily catching the rear sub-frame providing an energy absorption path before releasing the rear sub-frame to slide past. A tether is connected between the pair of side frame under-members and the rear sub-frame for holding the rear sub-frame against the ramp to increase energy absorption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Richard Young, Taichi Yamashita, Jesse Thomas Buehler, Naipaul Deo Ramoutar, Gerritt Benjamin Meyers
  • Patent number: 8646792
    Abstract: A vehicle frame structure is adapted to absorb energy from frontal impacts. The frame structure extends under a front portion of the body frame. The frame structure includes a rear sub-frame located below and in front of a pair of side frame under-members, and a catching surface connected to the pair of side frame under-members for engaging the rear sub-frame and attached structures. A steering gear is attached to the rear sub-frame. The catching surface interacts with the steering gear to promote additional crushing energy absorption during sliding movement of the rear sub-frame relative to the catching surface during the frontal impact. The catching surface can be formed on ramps attached to the pair of side frame under-members. A tether can prolong crushing contact of the rear sub-frame with respect to the catching surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Richard Young, Taichi Yamashita, Naipaul Deo Ramoutar, Gerritt Benjamin Meyers
  • Publication number: 20140004622
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for rapid detection of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in a sample. In some embodiments, the methods comprise depleting a biological sample of beta-1 transferrin by contacting the sample with a sialic acid-specific lectin bound to a solid support, followed by subjecting the beta-1 transferrin-depleted sample to a lateral flow immunoassay. The methods can be used to detect CSF comprised by a sample in under one hour. Furthermore, the methods can detect CSF in a biological sample such as a plasma sample of a volume as small as about 10 ?l.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: WESLEY PALMER, MICHAEL LEE, RICHARD YOUNG, MUNISCH GUPTA
  • Publication number: 20130341219
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a package for smoking articles comprising a container portion (2) and a lid (3). The lid is hingedly connected to the container 5 portion (2) to enclose a space defined by the container portion (2) when the lid (3) is closed. The lid (3) includes an end portion (16) and a wall (12) extending from the end portion (16) that overlaps a wall (6) of the container portion (2) when closed. A flap (26,93,107,120) extends from a face of one of said walls having a free end (29,96,109,125), and a cut-out (51,80,102) is formed in the other of said walls, 10 wherein one of the cut-out (51,80) or the free end (109,125) of the flap (107,120) has a first edge (54,65,73,87,115,127) and a second edge (55,56,66,74,88,90,116,128).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (INVESTMENTS) LIMITED
    Inventor: Richard Young
  • Patent number: 8613461
    Abstract: A frame structure is adapted to absorb energy from frontal impacts and extends under a front portion of the body frame. The frame structure includes a rear sub-frame located below and in front of a pair of side frame under-members, and a tether is connected between the pair of side frame under-members and the rear sub-frame for prolonging proximity of the rear sub-frame with the side frame under-members. A noise-vibration, ride and handling bracket can be modified to define the tether. The tether attaches to the pair of side frame under-members at two outboard locations and to the rear sub-frame at the two inboard locations positioned forward of the outboard locations. The tether attaches to the pair of side frame under-members providing a limited degree of rotary displacement away from the side frame under-members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Richard Young, Taichi Yamashita, Naipaul Deo Ramoutar
  • Patent number: 8608576
    Abstract: A lens accessory for a video game sensor device and a method of adjusting a sensing distance of a video game sensor device. A lens accessory for a video game sensor device includes a first lens configured to cover an infrared light emitter of the video game sensor device, a second lens configured to cover an infrared light receiver of the video game sensor device, and a body portion coupling the first lens and the second lens together, the body portion being removably attachable to the video game sensor device, and the first lens and the second lens having a magnification for adjusting a sensing distance of the video game sensor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Nyko Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Allen Richard Young, Herschel Naghi
  • Patent number: 8608230
    Abstract: An impact protection structure for a vehicle impacting a blunt-object barrier includes a support structure of the vehicle, an energy absorbing rail coupled to the support structure, and a localized energy dissipation structure. The energy absorbing rail extends an energy absorbing rail length and includes a plurality of lumens. The localized energy dissipation structure extends a localized energy dissipation structure length less than the energy absorbing rail length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignees: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Tesla Motor, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Richard Young, Donald James Robert Parr, Ernest Matthew Villanueva, Derek Paul
  • Publication number: 20130329171
    Abstract: Methods and devices for shielding displays from electrostatic discharge (ESD) are provided. In one example, a display of an electronic device may include a high resistivity shielding layer configured to protect electrical components from static charges. The display may also include a conductive layer electrically coupled to the high resistivity shielding layer and configured to decrease a discharge time of static charges from the high resistivity shielding layer. The display may include a grounding layer and a conductor electrically coupled between the conductive layer and the grounding layer to direct static charges from the conductive layer to the grounding layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Ming Xu, Zhibing Ge, Cheng-Ho Yu, Cheng Chen, Abbas Jamshidi-Roudbari, Lynn Richard Youngs
  • Patent number: 8585066
    Abstract: A vehicle frame includes an inverter protection brace extending between front and rear sub-frames located below and in front of side under frame members. A gusset of the brace strongly connects to the front sub-frame to load a beam section without overloading attaching bolts. The brace has a bolted connection attaches to the rear sub-frame. The brace deforms forward of the bolted connection creating a safety cage around an inverter during frontal impacts. A reinforcement bracket attaches to the side frame under members to define a pocket for temporarily catching the rear sub-frame. Ramps connect to the reinforcement bracket allowing sliding of the rear sub-frame rearward, and direct movement downwardly beneath a battery assembly. A catching surface defined on the ramp engages at least one rear sub-frame attached structure. A tether connects between the pair of side frame under-members and the rear sub-frame for improving the interaction of the rear sub-frame against the ramps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Richard Young, Taichi Yamashita, Jesse Thomas Buehler, Naipaul Deo Ramoutar, Gerritt Benjamin Meyers
  • Publication number: 20130270860
    Abstract: A vehicle frame includes an inverter protection brace extending between front and rear sub-frames located below and in front of side frame members. A gusset of the brace strongly connects to the front sub-frame to load a beam section without overloading the bolts, and a bolted connection attaches to the rear sub-frame. The brace deforms forward of the bolted connection creating a safety cage around an inverter during frontal impacts. A reinforcement bracket attaches to the side frame members to define a pocket for temporarily catching the rear sub-frame. Ramps connect to the reinforcement bracket allowing sliding of the rear sub-frame rearward, and direct movement downwardly beneath a battery assembly. A catching surface defined on a ramp engages at least one rear sub-frame attached structure. A tether connects between the pair of side frame under-members and the rear sub-frame for improving the interaction of the rear sub-frame against the ramps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Richard Young, Taichi Yamashita, Jesse Thomas Buehler, Naipaul Deo Ramoutar, Gerritt Benjamin Meyers
  • Publication number: 20130270864
    Abstract: An impact protection structure for a vehicle impacting a blunt-object barrier includes a support structure of the vehicle, an energy absorbing rail coupled to the support structure, and a localized energy dissipation structure. The energy absorbing rail extends an energy absorbing rail length and includes a plurality of lumens. The localized energy dissipation structure extends a localized energy dissipation structure length less than the energy absorbing rail length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicants: Tesla Motor Inc., Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Richard Young, Donald James Robert Parr, Ernest Matthew Villanueva, Derek Paul
  • Publication number: 20130270029
    Abstract: A vehicle frame structure is adapted to absorb energy from frontal impacts. The frame structure extends under a front portion of the body frame. The frame structure includes a rear sub-frame located below and in front of a pair of side frame under-members, and a catching surface connected to the pair of side frame under-members for engaging the rear sub-frame and attached structures to improve energy absorption response during a frontal impact. A steering gear is attached to the rear sub-frame. The catching surface interacts with the steering gear to promote additional crushing energy absorption during sliding movement of the rear sub-frame relative to the catching surface during the frontal impact. The catching surface can be formed on ramps attached to the pair of side frame under-members. A tether can prolong crushing contact of the rear sub-frame with respect to the catching surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Richard Young, Taichi Yamashita, Naipaul Deo Ramoutar, Gerritt Benjamin Meyers
  • Publication number: 20130270808
    Abstract: A frame structure absorbs energy from frontal impacts and extends under a front portion of the body frame. The frame structure includes a rear sub-frame located below and in front of a pair of side frame under-members, and an inverter protection brace extending between the front sub-frame and the rear sub-frame. Loading from the inverter protection brace travels through the rear sub-frame to A-point bolt connections located on the pair of front frame side members. The rear sub-frame moves rearward and deforms at the A-point bolt connections. The load through the A-point bolt connections changes the deformation mode of the frame front side members between the A-point bolt connections and B-point bolt connections. At least one of the pair of side frame under-members buckles rearward of the B-point bolt connection located on the pair of side frame under-members for energy absorption during the frontal impact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Richard Young, Taichi Yamashita, Jesse Thomas Buehler, Gerritt Benjamin Meyers
  • Publication number: 20130270861
    Abstract: A frame structure is adapted to absorb energy from frontal impacts and extends under a front portion of the body frame. The frame structure includes a rear sub-frame located below and in front of a pair of side frame under-members, and at least one ramp connected to the pair of side frame under-members for directing rearward sliding movement of the rear sub-frame and attached structures downwardly beneath a battery assembly. A catching surface engages a steering gear to improve energy absorption during frontal impacts. A reinforcement bracket attached to the pair of side frame under-members defines a pocket for temporarily catching the rear sub-frame providing an energy absorption path before releasing the rear sub-frame to slide past. A tether is connected between the pair of side frame under-members and the rear sub-frame for holding the rear sub-frame against the ramp to increase energy absorption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Richard Young, Taichi Yamashita, Jesse Thomas Buehler, Naipual Deo Ramoutar, Gerritt Benjamin Meyers
  • Publication number: 20130270863
    Abstract: Impact protection structures for vehicles are described. An impact protection structure includes a support structure of the vehicle, an interior rail coupled to the support structure, and an exterior rail coupled to the interior rail. The exterior rail has an inboard boundary wall positioned between an upper mounting region and a lower mounting region. The upper and the lower exterior mounting region of the exterior rail are coupled to an upper and a lower mounting region of the interior rail. At least a portion of the inboard boundary wall is spaced apart from an outboard wall of the interior rail such that when the exterior rail is impacted by a blunt-object barrier, the inboard boundary wall of the exterior rail deforms, thereby damping energy of the impact at the exterior rail and arresting crack propagation between the exterior rail and the interior rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicants: Tesla Motor, Inc., Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Richard Young, Donald James Robert Parr, Ernest Matthew Villanueva, Nathan Nelson, Paul Dewitt Frey