Patents by Inventor Samuel Gwynn Buckingham

Samuel Gwynn Buckingham 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: 10583589
    Abstract: A method of forming a material includes presenting a formable material to a space between opposing forming surfaces of opposed forming tools from whence said material is carried as said opposing forming surfaces advance in a machine direction. The method includes pressurising, as said opposing forming surfaces advance, said material between said opposing forming surfaces in a reduced space between said opposing forming surfaces defining at least in part a pressure forming zone, said reduced space between said opposing forming surfaces being maintained constant until a form of at least one of said opposing forming surfaces is profiled into said material and is retainable thereon. The method also includes releasing the profiled material from between the said opposing forming surfaces, as the space of the pressure forming zone increases between said opposing forming surfaces as the opposing forming surfaces advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Manufacturing Systems Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Leo Haynes, Christopher John Nicholls, Gabriel Ioan Giurgiu, Samuel Gwynn Buckingham
  • Publication number: 20190238090
    Abstract: A roofing, cladding or siding module is described. The module comprises an underlapping region adapted to be substantially covered by an exposed region of an adjacent overlapping module when installed on a building surface. A plurality of projections are formed on an underside of the underlapping region. The projections are feet to support the module on the building surface to provide a gap between the module and the building surface, and/or provide a profile on the underside of the underlapping region to define a pathway for air flow between the module and the building surface. Each projection is formed by a downwardly projecting portion of the underlapping region with a corresponding cavity in an upper side of the underlapping region, and the cavity is shaped to prevent or minimize water pooling in the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Zinniatek Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Leo Haynes, Samuel Gwynn Buckingham
  • Publication number: 20190084197
    Abstract: A method of forming a material includes presenting a formable material to a space between opposing forming surfaces of opposed forming tools from whence said material is carried as said opposing forming surfaces advance in a machine direction. The method includes pressurising, as said opposing forming surfaces advance, said material between said opposing forming surfaces in a reduced space between said opposing forming surfaces defining at least in part a pressure forming zone, said reduced space between said opposing forming surfaces being maintained constant until a form of at least one of said opposing forming surfaces is profiled into said material and is retainable thereon. The method also includes releasing the profiled material from between the said opposing forming surfaces, as the space of the pressure forming zone increases between said opposing forming surfaces as the opposing forming surfaces advance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Manufacturing Systems Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Leo Haynes, Christopher John Nicholls, Gabriel Ioan Giurgiu, Samuel Gwynn Buckingham
  • Patent number: 9975280
    Abstract: A method of forming a material includes presenting a formable material to a space between opposing forming surfaces of opposed forming tools from when said material is carried as said opposing forming surfaces advance in a machine direction. The method includes pressurizing, as said opposing forming surfaces advance, said material between said opposing forming surfaces in a reduced space between said opposing forming surfaces defining at least in part a pressure forming zone, said reduced space between said opposing forming surfaces being maintained constant until a form of at least one of said opposing forming surfaces is profiled into said material and is retainable thereon. The method also includes releasing the profiled material from between the said opposing forming surfaces, as the space of the pressure forming zone increases between said opposing forming surfaces as the opposing forming surfaces advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Manufacturing Systems Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Leo Haynes, Christopher John Nicholls, Gabriel Ioan Giurgiu, Samuel Gwynn Buckingham
  • Publication number: 20170362830
    Abstract: This invention relates to a roofing, cladding, or siding module, comprising an underlapping region extending from a head edge of the module and an exposed region extending from a foot edge of the module. The length of the foot edge defining the length of the module. The underlapping region is adapted to be substantially covered by the exposed region of an adjacent or overlapping module when installed on a building surface. The module is formed of at least one layer of extruded material. The layer so formed comprises at least 40% w/w filler and/or reinforcement, and one or more polymer(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: Zinniatek Limited
    Inventors: Samuel Gwynn Buckingham, John Wason McKee, Andrew Leo Haynes, James Robert Winton
  • Publication number: 20170275883
    Abstract: A roofing, cladding or siding product which is light weight, easy to install, durable, and resistant to environmental wear includes a module that can be used to form a weatherproof covering over top of a building surface. The module can also form a weatherproof covering, and be used as part of a thermal energy recovery or removal system. The module can also form part of a thermal energy recovery system that includes an array of solar cells to generate electrical energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: Zinniatek Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Leo Haynes, Ashton Cyril Partridge, John Wason McKee, Christopher Charles Morrow, Samuel Gwynn Buckingham, Johan Miros Kvasnicka, Gabriel Ioan Giurgiu
  • Patent number: 9518391
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a roofing, cladding or siding product which is light weight, easy to install, durable and resistant to environmental wear. One embodiment relates to a module that can be used to form a weatherproof covering over top of a building surface. Another embodiment is a module which can, in additional to forming a weatherproof covering, be used as part of a thermal energy recovery or removal system. Yet another embodiment is a module which can, in addition to forming a weatherproof covering, and optionally in addition to being useful as part of a thermal energy recovery system, bears an array of solar cells to generate electrical energy. Assemblies, systems, uses, and methods of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Zinniatek Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Leo Haynes, Ashton Cyril Partridge, John Wason McKee, Christopher Charles Morrow, Samuel Gwynn Buckingham, Johan Miros Kvasnicka, Gabriel Ioan Giurgiu
  • Publication number: 20150314492
    Abstract: A method of forming a material includes presenting a formable material to a space between opposing forming surfaces of opposed forming tools from whence said material is carried as said opposing forming surfaces advance in a machine direction. The method includes pressurising, as said opposing forming surfaces advance, said material between said opposing forming surfaces in a reduced space between said opposing forming surfaces defining at least in part a pressure forming zone, said reduced space between said opposing forming surfaces being maintained constant until a form of at least one of said opposing forming surfaces is profiled into said material and is retainable thereon. The method also includes releasing the profiled material from between the said opposing forming surfaces, as the space of the pressure forming zone increases between said opposing forming surfaces as the opposing forming surfaces advance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventors: Andrew Leo Haynes, Christopher John Nicholls, Gabriel Ioan Giurgiu, Samuel Gwynn Buckingham
  • Patent number: 8926883
    Abstract: The present invention relates to method of forming a material, including the steps of, presenting a formable material to a space from where the material can be carried by and/or between opposing surfaces of the space, as the opposing surfaces advance in an advancing direction. Also pressurising, as the opposing surfaces advance, the material between the opposing surfaces in a reduced space between the opposing surfaces defining at least in part a pressure forming zone. The reduced space between the opposing surfaces being maintained at least substantially constant until such time as the form of at least one of the opposing surfaces is profiled into the material and is retainable thereon. Thereafter releasing the now profiled material from between the opposing surfaces, as the space increases between the opposing surfaces as the surfaces advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Manufacturing Systems Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Leo Haynes, Christopher John Nicholls, Gabriel Ioan Giurgiu, Samuel Gwynn Buckingham
  • Patent number: 8876518
    Abstract: A forming apparatus for forming a formable material. Each forming tool of a second forming tool set is adapted to co-act with one or more forming tools of a first forming tool set, or vice versa, to form a co-acting forming tool in a pressure forming zone. There is a first forming tool set guide or guides about which the first forming tool set can be moved about a first circuit. There is also a second forming tool set guide or guides about which the second forming tool set can be moved about a second circuit. A drive drives the tools in a machine direction. At least on part of the circuit, adjacent forming tools of one the forming tool sets are movably supported such that the only relative movement of the adjacent forming tools is towards or away from the forming tools of the other forming tool set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Manufacturing Systems Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Leo Haynes, Christopher John Nicholls, Gabriel Ioan Giurgiu, Samuel Gwynn Buckingham
  • Publication number: 20140260000
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a roofing, cladding or siding product which is light weight, easy to install, durable and resistant to environmental wear. One embodiment relates to a module that can be used to form a weatherproof covering over top of a building surface. Another embodiment is a module which can, in additional to forming a weatherproof covering, be used as part of a thermal energy recovery or removal system. Yet another embodiment is a module which can, in addition to forming a weatherproof covering, and optionally in addition to being useful as part of a thermal energy recovery system, bears an array of solar cells to generate electrical energy. Assemblies, systems, uses, and methods of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Zinniatek Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Leo Haynes, Ashton Cyril Partridge, John Wason McKee, Christopher Charles Morrow, Samuel Gwynn Buckingham, Johan Miros Kvasnicka, Gabriel Ioan Giurgiu
  • Publication number: 20130320591
    Abstract: The present invention relates to method of forming a material, including the steps of, presenting a formable material to a space from where the material can be carried by and/or between opposing surfaces of the space, as the opposing surfaces advance in an advancing direction. Also pressurising, as the opposing surfaces advance, the material between the opposing surfaces in a reduced space between the opposing surfaces defining at least in part a pressure forming zone. The reduced space between the opposing surfaces being maintained at least substantially constant until such time as the form of at least one of the opposing surfaces is profiled into the material and is retainable thereon. Thereafter releasing the now profiled material from between the opposing surfaces, as the space increases between the opposing surfaces as the surfaces advance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Manufacturing Systems Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Leo Haynes, Christopher John Nicholls, Gabriel loan Giurgiu, Samuel Gwynn Buckingham
  • Publication number: 20100173036
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a forming apparatus for forming a formable material or materials. The apparatus has a first forming tool set, and a second forming tool set. Each forming tool of the second forming tool set is adapted to co-act with one or more forming tools of the first forming tool set, or vice versa, to form a co-acting forming tool in a pressure forming zone. There is a first forming tool set guide or guides about which the first forming tool set can be moved about a first circuit. There is also a second forming tool set guide or guides about which the second forming tool set can be moved about a second circuit. There is also a drive means to drive the tools in a machine direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventors: Andrew Leo Haynes, Christopher John Nicholls, Gabriel Joan Giurgiu, Samuel Gwynn Buckingham
  • Publication number: 20090302500
    Abstract: The present invention relates to method of forming a material, including the steps of, presenting a formable material to a space from where the material can be carried by and/or between opposing surfaces of the space, as the opposing surfaces advance in an advancing direction. Also pressurising, as the opposing surfaces advance, the material between the opposing surfaces in a reduced space between the opposing surfaces defining at least in part a pressure forming zone. The reduced space between the opposing surfaces being maintained at least substantially constant until such time as the form of at least one of the opposing surfaces is profiled into the material and is retainable thereon. Thereafter releasing the now profiled material from between the opposing surfaces, as the space increases between the opposing surfaces as the surfaces advance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Andrew Leo Haynes, Christopher John Nicholls, Gabriel Ioan Giurgiu, Samuel Gwynn Buckingham