Patents by Inventor Richard Day

Richard Day 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: 20200239242
    Abstract: An autonomous dock station system having an automated material lift truck (AMT), a pallet conveyor, and a facility guidance system can automatically load and/or unload a trailer at a dock station. The autonomous dock station system can coordinate these components according to a workflow procedure. In some embodiments, the workflow procedure can begin with the pallet conveyor supplying a loaded pallet to a specified position. The AMT, initially guided by fixed guidance elements of the facility guidance system, can lift the pallet off the conveyor and transport it to a trailer entrance where the AMT switches from the facility guidance system to a trailer guidance system. The AMT can then carry the pallet to an unloading position, move the pallet to one side of the trailer as needed, unload the pallet and return to the pallet conveyor. The workflow procedure can repeat until the trailer is full.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Richard K. Hoofard, Daryl Day, L. Blake Whitley
  • Publication number: 20200180881
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring components of a loading dock station that implement a remote monitoring and authorization system are disclosed. The systems and methods can provide information regarding the status of various components of the loading dock station to a remote monitoring and authorization control unit, where a supervisor or the like is capable of reviewing real time information regarding the status of the components and progress through and adherence to a workflow protocol. The systems and methods can also provide for authorization requests to be sent to the remote monitoring and authorization control unit, such as requests to override certain components of the docking station. The user at the remote monitoring and authorization control unit can then grant or deny requests based on status information and other data provided at the remote monitoring and authorization control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Richard K. Hoofard, Daryl Day
  • Publication number: 20200167734
    Abstract: An automatic dock servicing system can monitor status of dock stations and/or dock station components, analyze the status to determine whether it satisfies a service condition for one or more service actions and, when service conditions are satisfied, cause the corresponding service actions to be performed. In some embodiments, a control panel can track a number of trailer loading/unloading cycles at the dock station. When the number of cycles reaches a threshold for performing a service on the dock station, the control panel can automatically initiate the service action. Some service actions that can be initiated by placing a maintenance or part request, sending control signals to a control panel or to dock station components, and/or sending messages or providing remote controls to other personnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Richard K. Hoofard, Daryl Day
  • Patent number: 10646265
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for cooling a sterile liquid for use in cryotherapy, the apparatus comprising: a first chamber (202) adapted to receive a removable container (201) of sterile liquid and a fluid port for receiving a fluid for applying, in use, pressure to a received removable container (201); and a second chamber (203) comprising a cooler; wherein the first chamber (202) is arranged to be in thermal conductivity with the second chamber (203) such that, in use, the contents of the first chamber (202) are cooled by the cooler of the second chamber (203). Advantageously, embodiments provide a system, heat exchanger unit within the system and method for supplying a sterilised working fluid to a catheter system for cryotherapy, the working fluid being supplied at a desired and easily controllable temperature and flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Cryotherapeutics GmbH
    Inventors: Stuart Robert Abercrombie, Duncan Aleck Bishop, Symon Cotton, Richard Day, Sylvain Bruno Jamais, Simon Karger, Andrew Lintott, Nathan Wrench
  • Publication number: 20200039444
    Abstract: An instrument panel has an aperture in which a display may be arranged. The instrument panel further comprises a rotatable display mechanism. The mechanism comprising at least three display surfaces supported on a rotatable support. A first display surface comprises a touch sensitive display screen; a second display surface comprises at least one dial or gauge; and a third display surface comprises a trim element. The support is mounted for rotation with respect to a mount and the mount is movable away from and towards the aperture in the instrument panel. In use each display surface may be arranged in the aperture. To change from one display surface to another display surface, the mount is moved away from the instrument panel, the support is rotated and the mount is then moved back towards the instrument panel so as to align another display surface in the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: David Alan Rook, Jeff Brindle, Ian Armstrong, Richard Stevens, Darren Day
  • Patent number: 10494205
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring components of a loading dock station that implement a remote monitoring and authorization system are disclosed. The systems and methods can provide information regarding the status of various components of the loading dock station to a remote monitoring and authorization control unit, where a supervisor or the like is capable of reviewing real time information regarding the status of the components and progress through and adherence to a workflow protocol. The systems and methods can also provide for authorization requests to be sent to the remote monitoring and authorization control unit, such as requests to override certain components of the docking station. The user at the remote monitoring and authorization control unit can then grant or deny requests based on status information and other data provided at the remote monitoring and authorization control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems AB
    Inventors: Richard K. Hoofard, Daryl Day
  • Publication number: 20190351673
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods for storing digital information by assembling an identifier nucleic acid molecule from at least a first component nucleic acid molecule and a second component nucleic acid molecule. The system may include a first printhead configured to dispense a first droplet of a first solution comprising the first component nucleic acid molecule onto a coordinate on a substrate, and a second printhead configured to dispense a second droplet of a second solution comprising the second component nucleic acid molecule onto the coordinate on the substrate, such that the first and second component nucleic acid molecules are collocated on the substrate. The system may include a finisher that dispenses a reaction mix onto the coordinate on the substrate to physically link the first and second component nucleic acid molecules, provides a condition necessary to physically link the first and second component nucleic acid molecules, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Nathaniel Roquet, Hyunjun Park, Swapnil P. Bhatia, Mike Hazel, Richard Day, Richard Hammond, James Brown, Rodney Richardson, Thomas Redman, Devin Leake
  • Publication number: 20190254539
    Abstract: A device for detecting stenosis comprising disposable components to ensure function and sanitary conditions, said device having a disposable sensing pad, a disposable piezo assembly, and a disposable sensing pod; wherein the entire device can be disposed of after a pre-determined number of uses to ensure accuracy of results and of sanitary conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Bret Kline, Peter Bakema, Young Truong, Richard Finlayson, Orville Day
  • Patent number: 10364365
    Abstract: The present invention provides an actinically or thermally curable ink for making colored silicone hydrogel contact lenses. The ink of the invention comprises at least a pigment, a polymeric dispersant, a solvent and an actinically or thermally curable silicone-containing binder polymer including ethylenically unsaturated groups and segments derived from at least one silicone-containing vinylic monomer or macromere. The ink of the invention is characterized by having capability to be cured actinically or thermally to form a colored coat on a silicone hydrogel contact lens, wherein the ink is characterized by having an longer print life using a pad-printing system by at least 30% comparing to the ink which has the same composition except of no polymeric dispersant, wherein ink life is a number of printed parts that can be achieved in a print cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Richard Charles Breitkopf, Ellen A. Day, Yongxing Qiu, Ritu Shrestha
  • Patent number: 10329105
    Abstract: Wheel chock systems for use at loading docks and other locations are described herein. In some embodiments, the wheel chock systems can include a wheel chock assembly that is positionable in contact with a vehicle wheel to restrain the vehicle at a loading dock. The wheel chock assembly can include a sensor target, and a corresponding sensor can be mounted to, for example, an outer wall of the loading dock or a wheel chock storage cradle mounted to the outer wall. In operation, the sensor can emit a wireless signal (e.g., an electromagnetic signal) that is reflected off of the sensor target and received back by the sensor when the wheel chock has been positioned in a blocking relationship relative to the vehicle wheel to restrain the vehicle at the loading dock. The sensor can be operably connected to a loading dock signal system (e.g., a signal light system) that displays appropriate signals to loading dock personnel based on detection of proper wheel chock placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems AB
    Inventors: Richard K. Hoofard, Daryl Day
  • Publication number: 20190142360
    Abstract: A method for determining proper placement of a sensor pod on a patient comprising: performing a first quality control procedure on a detection device, wherein said detection device comprises a base unit, at least two sensor pods, a computer system implementing appropriate software, and a display; wherein the first quality control procedure generates a tone from a speaker embedded within said base unit and wherein each of said sensor pods measures and compares the measured sound to a predetermined measurement in real-time; wherein a sensor pod is determined to have met quality control if said sound is within 10% of the predicted measurements; performing a second quality control procedure on said sensor pods, wherein said sensor pods measure sounds on a patient; wherein the system, once engage, detects sounds from the sensor pods and compares the detected sounds in real-time to a predicted sound based on the fluid flow vessel; and wherein said method provides for an audio or visual alarm when said sensor pod is
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Bret Kline, Peter Bakema, Young Truong, Richard Finlayson, Orville Day
  • Publication number: 20190144218
    Abstract: Systems and associated methods for controlling operation of loading dock equipment are described herein. In some embodiments, the system and associated methods can be used to control operation of loading dock equipment (e.g., a vehicle restraint, a dock door, a dock leveler, etc.) according to a sequence of operations. The sequence of operations can include different sub-sequences based on loading dock conditions. The system can include a display screen that sequentially presents a series of control elements that enable operation of the loading dock equipment. Additionally, the visual appearance and/or sequence of presentation of the control elements indicate the proper sequence of selection to the user, thereby reducing user confusion and simplifying the operation of the loading dock equipment. Some functionality of the control panel can be enabled or disabled based on a current level of authorization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Richard K. Hoofard, Brett A. Walford, Stephen Kosek, Daryl Day
  • Patent number: 9889394
    Abstract: A filter device having a sonotrode connected to a filtration assembly. The filtration assembly has a filter body having a fluid passage. The filter body has a filter across the fluid passage. The filter assembly has a resonant frequency and the sonotrode is adapted to vibrate the filter assembly at or near the resonant frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Day, Michael Burcher, Nathan Wrench, Marek Myszko, Matthew Hayes
  • Patent number: 9838890
    Abstract: A method of measuring system integrity and robustness to link failure for use with a wireless signaling system is described. The measuring system can calculate the number of unique communication routs available for message transfer between an initiating device and a target device wherein unique routes are non-converging and defined by message source and signal strength data derived from a plurality of system devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: TEXECOM LIMITED
    Inventors: Peter Alexander, Richard Day
  • Publication number: 20170252523
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for sealing a nebulizer's liquid reservoir. A nebulizer liquid reservoir may be provided that is in fluid communication with an aerosol generator. The nebulizer liquid reservoir may have an open end and a headspace. A cap may be placed on the open end of the nebulizer liquid reservoir, wherein the cap partially fills the headspace of the nebulizer liquid reservoir. The cap can include a plunger that passes through the cap and allows for air to escape from the headspace of the nebulizer liquid reservoir through the cap. The cap can seal the nebulizer liquid reservoir by actuating the plunger to a locked position. The plunger may create an airtight seal with the cap when in the locked position. An ambient pressure may be maintained in the sealed nebulizer liquid reservoir until a portion of the liquid is dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: Nektar Therapeutics
    Inventors: David Blakey, Richard Day
  • Patent number: 9605955
    Abstract: A distance measuring method includes: emitting a pulse of measuring light towards an object; receiving a pulse measuring light from the object and generating a pulse signal corresponding to the pulse of measuring light received from the object; delaying a first portion of the generated pulse signal for a predetermined time; generating an intensity signal indicative of an intensity of the generated pulse signal, while delaying the first portion of the generated pulse signal; amplifying the delayed first portion of the generated pulse signal using a gain dependent on the generated intensity signal; and determining a value representing a distance based on the amplified delayed first portion of the generated pulse signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Trimble 3D Scanning
    Inventors: Auguste D'Aligny, Richard Day, Yuri P. Gusev
  • Publication number: 20160361106
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for cooling a sterile liquid for use in cryotherapy, the apparatus comprising: a first chamber (202) adapted to receive a removable container (201) of sterile liquid and a fluid port for receiving a fluid for applying, in use, pressure to a received removable container (201); and a second chamber (203) comprising a cooler; wherein the first chamber (202) is arranged to be in thermal conductivity with the second chamber (203) such that, in use, the contents of the first chamber (202) are cooled by the cooler of the second chamber (203). Advantageously, embodiments provide a system, heat exchanger unit within the system and method for supplying a sterilised working fluid to a catheter system for cryotherapy, the working fluid being supplied at a desired and easily controllable temperature and flow rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Applicant: CRYOTHERAPEUTICS GMBH
    Inventors: Stuart Robert Abercrombie, Duncan Aleck Bishop, Symon Cotton, Richard Day, Sylvain Bruno Jamais, Simon Karger, Andrew Lintott, Nathan Wrench
  • Publication number: 20150313699
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a muscle conditioning device comprising one or more implantable bodies and an actuator, where in use, the implantable bodies are magnetically coupled to the actuator and are resiliently positionable to administer mechanical strain to the muscle on operation of the actuator. It also relates to individual elements of the device; to compositions and kits thereof; and to uses of and methods involving the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Richard DAY, Quentin PANKHURST
  • Publication number: 20150231340
    Abstract: Various arrangements for determining an atomization element of a nebulizer is dry are presented. The vibratable element of the nebulizer may be energized with an electrical signal that sweeps from a first frequency to a second frequency. While energizing the vibratable element of the nebulizer with the electrical signal that sweeps from the first frequency to the second frequency, a sequence of impedance values of the vibratable element of the nebulizer may be measured. The sequence of impedance values of the vibratable element of the nebulizer may be analyzed to determine if the atomization element of the nebulizer is wet or dry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Samuel Julius Pumphrey, Montague Fraser Barlow, Andrew Morley, Roger Sewell, Richard Day
  • Publication number: 20150195722
    Abstract: A method of measuring system integrity and robustness to link failure for use with a wireless signaling system is described. The measuring system can calculate the number of unique communication routs available for message transfer between an initiating device and a target device wherein unique routes are non-converging and defined by message source and signal strength data derived from a plurality of system devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicant: TEXECOM LIMITED
    Inventors: Peter Alexander, Richard Day