Patents by Inventor Richard Owen

Richard 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).

  • Publication number: 20220242859
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compounds and methods useful for inhibiting SARM1 and/or treating and/or preventing axonal degeneration. In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides certain compounds and/or compositions that are useful in medicine, and particularly for treating neurodegeneration (e.g., for reducing axonal degeneration). In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides compounds having a structure as set forth in Formula (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Owen HUGHES, Rajesh DEVRAJ, Todd BOSANAC, Richard Andrew JARJES-PIKE, Andrew BREARLEY, Jonathan BENTLEY
  • Publication number: 20220089061
    Abstract: A controller (100) for a vehicle (1), the vehicle comprising: a powertrain (1P) comprising an electric machine (50) for providing motive power; cooling means (60, 80); and electrical energy storage means (70) for powering the electric machine (50), wherein the cooling means (60, 80) is configured to cool the electrical energy storage means (70) and a cabin (1C) of the vehicle and the vehicle (1) is configured to operate in a first or second driving mode, the controller (100) comprising: an input for receiving information indicative of a temperature of the energy storage means (70); and a processor arranged to generate a control signal in dependence on the information indicative of temperature of the energy storage means (70) and information indicative of the selected driving mode of the vehicle, wherein: if the vehicle is in the first driving mode the processor is configured to generate the control signal to limit or reduce an amount of power consumed by the powertrain (1P) in dependence on the information in
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Michael FARLEY, Nilabza DUTTA, Richard OWEN, Giuseppe PATTI
  • Patent number: 11223706
    Abstract: In a communication system for vehicle-to-environment communication, data to be transmitted is transmitted wirelessly as data packets. The system includes a communication unit and an application unit which are in contact with one another via an internal communication link, the communication unit having a high-frequency antenna and a transceiver for physical data transmission, in addition to a data processor for controlling the physical transmission. The application unit has at least one data processor configured to execute application programs, to control the access of the application programs to the vehicle-to-environment communication and to execute data communication security applications. The data processor of the application unit is configured to forward the data packets including the routing between communication users and to segment the data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Marc Menzel, Stefan Götz, Martin Schürmeier, Anselm Keil, Sven Kretschmar, Richard Owen, Klaus Rink
  • Publication number: 20200259170
    Abstract: Provided are methods of producing a negative electrode including comminuting Li-Group IVA alloy particles in a solvent to a desired particle size distribution range, exposing surfaces of the Li-Group IVA alloy particles to a monomer or polymer surface modifier present during the comminution process, the surface modifier forming a continuous coating on an exposed surface of the Li-Group IVA alloy particles, removing the solvent, and adding the surface-modified Li-Group IVA alloy particles to a negative electrode material by a coating process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy D. Newbound, Richard Owen Crowther, Reza Kavian, Bruce Andrew Kraay, Jeff A. Norris
  • Patent number: 10590793
    Abstract: A turbocharger includes a turbine housing. The turbine housing includes an interior surface defining a turbine housing interior. The interior surface extends between a turbine housing inlet and a turbine housing outlet. The turbine housing also includes a wastegate duct disposed between the turbine housing inlet and the turbine housing outlet and defining a wastegate channel in fluid communication with the turbine housing inlet and the turbine housing outlet. The turbocharger also includes a valve seat and wastegate assembly including a valve movable between a first position and a second position. The turbocharger further includes a diffuser at least partially surrounding the valve seat for uniformly diffusing the flow of exhaust gas into the turbine housing outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Richard Owen Roszko, Michael Eugene Harris
  • Publication number: 20200044240
    Abstract: The present invention provides micron or submicron particles (NPs) that are comprised of a variety of materials, including Group IVA elements such as silicon (Si) that are known to have a high electrochemical capacity in Li-ion secondary batteries. The micron or sub-micron particles of the invention are provided with a surface layer, or surface modification, that imparts additional functionality to the particle. Surface modification prevents the formation of a dielectric oxide layer on the primary Group IV A particles, allowing elements of the surface modifier to covalently bond directly to the Group IV A elements, accommodates volumetric expansion to help mitigate ingress of electrolyte solvents from penetrating the surface modifier, mitigates disruption of SEI layers formed during electrochemical cycling and provides favorable surface properties to allow the formation of strong bonding to binders and other materials in the electrode composite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy D. Newbound, Reza Kavian, Jeff A. Norris, Richard Owen Crowther
  • Publication number: 20200015832
    Abstract: A system for performing a medical procedure comprises: a retraction device for maintaining an opening into a patient's mouth; a tool for performing the medical procedure; and an articulating probe. The retraction device comprises a tissue manipulation element. The articulating probe delivers the tool through the retractor-maintained opening, alongside the tissue manipulation element, and to a target location of the patient. Methods and retractor devices are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Lewis J. Levine, Richard Owen Kuenzler, Jamie Matthew Maietta, Liam O'Shea, Richard L. Walker, JR., Thomas Smith, Giorgio Brusa, R. Maxwell Flaherty, J. Christopher Flaherty
  • Patent number: 10205476
    Abstract: A vehicle-to-x communication system, a vehicle including a vehicle-to-x communication system and a method for transmitting vehicle-to-x messages. Instead of having to diversify transmission as is customary when at least two antennae are used, signals are emitted in a suitably split manner via a first antenna or a second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG, Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Marc Menzel, Richard Owen
  • Patent number: 10205249
    Abstract: A diversified antenna system is suitable for vehicle-to-vehicle or vehicle-to-infrastructure communication. The antenna system has a first antenna arrangement and a directional antenna arrangement. The first antenna arrangement has a blind spot from which it cannot receive a signal. The directional antenna arrangement is configured to receive signals from the blind spot of the first antenna arrangement. A vehicle is provided with such an antenna system and communication is effected between vehicles or between vehicles and infrastructures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Richard Owen, Christian Morhart
  • Patent number: 10136398
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to communication systems for a motor vehicle. In some embodiments, a communication device may provide, for example, car-to-car communication (vehicle-to-vehicle communication). A communication system for a motor vehicle, the system may include: a transceiver unit for generating transmission signals where at least two of the transmission signals differ in their signal power; a cable to transmit the transmission signals to an antenna via a controllable amplifier device; a power detector device capturing a respective power value correlated with a power of the transmission signals at a tapping point between the cable and the antenna; and a control device controlling the amplifier device on the basis of the captured power values. The transceiver device generates at least one of the transmission signals with a predetermined reference power. A reference value describing the reference power is permanently predefined in the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Morhart, Richard Owen
  • Publication number: 20180270768
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to communication systems for a motor vehicle. In some embodiments, a communication device may provide, for example, car-to-car communication (vehicle-to-vehicle communication). A communication system for a motor vehicle, the system may include: a transceiver unit for generating transmission signals where at least two of the transmission signals differ in their signal power; a cable to transmit the transmission signals to an antenna via a controllable amplifier device; a power detector device capturing a respective power value correlated with a power of the transmission signals at a tapping point between the cable and the antenna; and a control device controlling the amplifier device on the basis of the captured power values. The transceiver device generates at least one of the transmission signals with a predetermined reference power. A reference value describing the reference power is permanently predefined in the control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Morhart, Richard Owen
  • Patent number: 10021806
    Abstract: A system and method for provisioning within a system design to allow the storage and IO resources to scale with compute resources are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: III Holdings 2, LLC
    Inventors: Arnold Thomas Schnell, Richard Owen Waldorf, David Borland
  • Publication number: 20170209993
    Abstract: A breaking torque wrench (2) comprises a head portion 8 pivotally connected to a main tubular body (4) and a breaking mechanism (10) comprising a first part (22) and a second part (24) which have a movable point of mutual contact, wherein the first part (22) is connected to the head portion 8 and the second part 24 is resiliently urged into contact with the first part (22), such that when the torque wrench (2) is used to apply a predetermined torque, the first part (22) moves relative to the second part (25), allowing the head portion (8) to pivot about the main tubular body (4) of the torque wrench and the second part 24 to move relative to the main tubular body (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventor: Richard Owen
  • Publication number: 20170156234
    Abstract: A system and method for provisioning within a system design to allow the storage and IO resources to scale with compute resources are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Arnold Thomas Schnell, Richard Owen Waldorf, David Borland
  • Patent number: 9583801
    Abstract: A temperature regulating system for regulating the temperature of a battery in a vehicle. The system regulates airflow to the battery for cooling or warming the battery based on the speed of the vehicle and the temperature of the battery. The system provides active cooling airflow to the battery when the battery temperature is above a recommended temperature range, or when the battery temperature is within the recommended temperature range and the speed of the motor vehicle is below a speed threshold. The system provides passive cooling airflow when the battery temperature is within the recommended temperature range and the speed of the motor vehicle is above a speed threshold. The system provides active warming airflow when the battery temperature is below the recommended temperature range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Christopher Leonard Steinmeyer, Deryk Baker, Robert Settles, Jr., Charles Richard Owens, Jr., Duong Hoang Vu
  • Patent number: 9585281
    Abstract: A system and method for provisioning within a system design to allow the storage and IO resources to scale with compute resources are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: III HOLDINGS 2, LLC
    Inventors: Arnold Thomas Schnell, Richard Owen Waldorf, David Borland
  • Publication number: 20170012657
    Abstract: A vehicle-to-x communication system, a vehicle including a vehicle-to-x communication system and a method for transmitting vehicle-to-x messages. Instead of having to diversify transmission as is customary when at least two antennae are used, signals are emitted in a suitably split manner via a first antenna or a second antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Marc Menzel, Richard Owen
  • Patent number: 9301452
    Abstract: An advanced method and facility for growing abundant crops for food together with a sustainable growth of biomass for energy within a farm setting measuring (by way of example) 600 acres and yielding some 180 bushels of corn per acre, amounting to a total farm yield of 108,000 bushels. By increasing the yield of 180 to 270 bushels per acre with drainage, irrigation, and a pond that accepts water in wet weather and dispenses water for irrigation in dry weather, and supplementing with fertilizer, the 108,000 bushels can be produced with only 400 acres, this freeing 200 acres for growing biomass to be harvested and delivered to a centralized processor (preferably in pellet form) and efficiently converts the biomass into a biofuel rich in H2 for transportation such as gasoline and a low-Btu biofuel to generate biopower while co-producing fertilizer to enhance growth of both crops and biomass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: ENERGY INDEPENDENCE OF AMERICA CORP.
    Inventors: Albert Calderon, Richard Owen McCarthy, Terry James Laubis
  • Patent number: D863904
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: NORBAR TORQUE TOOLS LIMITED
    Inventor: Richard Owen
  • Patent number: D871870
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: NORBAR TORQUE TOOLS LIMITED
    Inventor: Richard Owen