Patents by Inventor Richard Duke

Richard Duke 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: 10989072
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a turbocharger. In one example, the turbocharger comprises a turbine rotor mounted on a shaft and supported within a turbocharger housing; an oil seal arranged within the turbocharger housing; and a heat shield located adjacent to the oil seal within the turbocharger housing, the heat shield having an aperture through which the shaft extends, wherein the heat shield is configured to substantially maintain the position of the oil seal in the event of failure of the turbocharger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Philip Whiston, Anthony Hughes, Richard Dukes, Steven Johnson, Richard Holdsworth
  • Publication number: 20190186295
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a turbocharger. In one example, the turbocharger comprises a turbine rotor mounted on a shaft and supported within a turbocharger housing; an oil seal arranged within the turbocharger housing; and a heat shield located adjacent to the oil seal within the turbocharger housing, the heat shield having an aperture through which the shaft extends, wherein the heat shield is configured to substantially maintain the position of the oil seal in the event of failure of the turbocharger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Philip Whiston, Anthony Hughes, Richard Dukes, Steven Johnson, Richard Holdsworth
  • Patent number: 10233792
    Abstract: An engine comprising a camshaft, the engine coupleable to an auxiliary device driven from the camshaft, the camshaft comprising: a plurality of valve cams each configured to actuate a respective intake valve or exhaust valve of the engine, an angular orientation of the valve cams about the rotational axis of the camshaft defined by the operational requirements of the valves; and an auxiliary device cam configured to actuate a drive element of the auxiliary device via one or more cam lobes, the auxiliary device cam having an angular orientation about the rotational axis of the camshaft, and the drive element having an angular orientation about the rotational axis of the camshaft, wherein the angular orientation of the drive element of the auxiliary device is selected respective to the angular orientation of the valve cams such that each actuation event of the auxiliary device occurs between two successive valve actuation events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Phil John Whiston, Neil Haynes, Richard Dukes
  • Publication number: 20160356185
    Abstract: An engine comprising a camshaft, the engine coupleable to an auxiliary device driven from the camshaft, the camshaft comprising: a plurality of valve cams each configured to actuate a respective intake valve or exhaust valve of the engine, an angular orientation of the valve cams about the rotational axis of the camshaft defined by the operational requirements of the valves; and an auxiliary device cam configured to actuate a drive element of the auxiliary device via one or more cam lobes, the auxiliary device cam having an angular orientation about the rotational axis of the camshaft, and the drive element having an angular orientation about the rotational axis of the camshaft, wherein the angular orientation of the drive element of the auxiliary device is selected respective to the angular orientation of the valve cams such that each actuation event of the auxiliary device occurs between two successive valve actuation events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Phil John Whiston, Neil Haynes, Richard Dukes
  • Patent number: 9146262
    Abstract: A non-contact, hand-held voltage detector is used to determine if AC voltage is present in a tamper-resistant receptacle. The voltage detector includes a pair of pins to open both shutters of the tamper-resistant receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Zachary Lamoreux, Richard A Duke
  • Publication number: 20140035557
    Abstract: A non-contact, hand-held voltage detector is used to determine if AC voltage is present in a tamper-resistant receptacle. The voltage detector includes a pair of pins to open both shutters of the tamper-resistant receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Greenlee Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Lamoreux, Richard A. Duke
  • Publication number: 20130309265
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions, including vaccines, and methods for vaccinating an animal against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and for treating or preventing hepatitis C viral infection in an animal. The invention includes a variety of novel HCV fusion proteins that can be used directly as a vaccine or in conjunction with a yeast-based vaccine vehicle to elicit an immune response against HCV in an animal. The invention also includes the use of the HCV fusion gene and protein described herein in any diagnostic or therapeutic protocol for the detection and/or treatment or prevention of HCV infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: GLOBEIMMUNE, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Duke, Alex Franzusoff, Aurelia Haller, Thomas H. King
  • Patent number: 7733078
    Abstract: A non-contact voltage detector having a self-test feature is provided. The non-contact voltage detector may include an antenna, a detection circuit and a self-test circuit. The self-test circuit may be configured to send a test signal through a portion of the antenna and to the detection circuit. Alternatively, the self-test circuit may be configured to send a test signal to the detection circuit without sending it through a portion of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Greenlee Textron, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard A. Duke
  • Publication number: 20080069831
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions, including vaccines, and methods for vaccinating an animal against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and for treating or preventing hepatitis C viral infection in an animal. The invention includes a variety of novel HCV fusion proteins that can be used directly as a vaccine or in conjunction with a yeast-based vaccine vehicle to elicit an immune response against HCV in an animal. The invention also includes the use of the HCV fusion gene and protein described herein in any diagnostic or therapeutic protocol for the detection and/or treatment or prevention of HCV infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2006
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Applicant: GLOBEIMMUNE, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Duke, Alex Franzusoff, Aurelia Haller, Thomas King
  • Publication number: 20080054882
    Abstract: A non-contact voltage detector having a self-test feature is provided. The non-contact voltage detector may include an antenna, a detection circuit and a self-test circuit. The self-test circuit may be configured to send a test signal through a portion of the antenna and to the detection circuit. Alternatively, the self-test circuit may be configured to send a test signal to the detection circuit without sending it through a portion of the antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: GREENLEE TEXTRON INC.
    Inventor: Richard A. Duke
  • Publication number: 20080003239
    Abstract: The invention provided herein relates to vaccines that can be tailored to achieve a desired immune response. Some compositions provided herein are used for preferentially eliciting a humoral immune response while other compositions are useful for preferentially eliciting a cell-mediated response. Combinations of vaccine compositions are also useful for eliciting both types of responses and/or for modulating the type of immune response elicited. The invention also provides methods for eliciting an immune response in an individual by administering the compositions disclosed herein. These immune responses are useful for protecting an individual from various types of diseases, infections, and undesirable conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventors: Richard Duke, Alex Franzusoff, Aurelia Haller, Thomas King, Yingnian Lu, Victoria Hodson
  • Publication number: 20070166323
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vaccine that includes a dendritic cell loaded with a yeast vehicle and antigen. Also disclosed are methods of making the vaccine and using the vaccine to elicit cellular and humoral immune responses in a mammal. Additionally, a method to elicit an immune response by administration of a yeast vehicle and an antigen that is not complexed to the yeast vehicle is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Applicants: Regents of the University of Colorado, GlobeImmune, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Duke, Donald Bellgrau, Alex Franzusoff, Cara Wilson
  • Publication number: 20060110755
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions, including vaccines, and methods for vaccinating an animal against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and for treating or preventing hepatitis C viral infection in an animal. The invention includes a variety of novel HCV fusion proteins that can be used directly as a vaccine or in conjunction with a yeast-based vaccine vehicle to elicit an immune response against HCV in an animal. The invention also includes the use of the HCV fusion gene and protein described herein in any diagnostic or therapeutic protocol for the detection and/or treatment or prevention of HCV infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Applicant: GlobeImmune, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Duke, Alex Franzusoff, Aurelia Haller, Thomas King
  • Publication number: 20060104986
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vaccine that includes a dendritic cell loaded with a yeast vehicle and antigen. Also disclosed are methods of making the vaccine and using the vaccine to elicit cellular and humoral immune responses in a mammal. Additionally, a method to elicit an immune response by administration of a yeast vehicle and an antigen that is not complexed to the yeast vehicle is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2001
    Publication date: May 18, 2006
    Inventors: Richard Duke, Donald Bellgrau, Alex Franzusoff, Cara Wilson
  • Patent number: 5924288
    Abstract: A one-piece cowl is provided for use in assembled relationship with a combustor of a gas turbine engine. The cowl is of a generally annular configuration which defines a central cowl axis, and is axially elongated and aerodynamically contoured relative to the central cowl axis. In order to provide a vibratory damping function for the cowl, a solid lip of increased thickness is formed at a leading edge of the cowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Douglas M. Fortuna, Phillip D. Napoli, Richard A. Duke