Patents by Inventor Simon Williams

Simon Williams 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: 20220251960
    Abstract: A turbine for a turbo-machine is proposed in which, at a gas inlet for a turbine wheel, vanes extend from a nozzle ring though slots in a shroud. The nozzle ring and shroud are relatively rotatable about a rotational axis of the turbine by at least 0.1 degrees. In use, the nozzle ring and shroud are relatively rotated to bring one side of the vane into close contact with one surface of the slot, to inhibit leakage of gas between the vane and the slot surface. For this purpose the respective surfaces of the nozzle and slot can be configured to closely conform to each other. If there is differential thermal expansion of the shroud and nozzle ring, the nozzle ring and shroud can relatively rotate, to withdraw the vane from the edge of the slot to relieve the pressure between them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Matthew William Edwards, Karl Conlon, Simon David Moore, Christopher Parry, Andrew Sullivan, Paul Ghosh, Mark R. Holden, George E. Sandford, Nandakishore Arcot Madhusudan, Stephen David Hughes, Chistopher J. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20220240504
    Abstract: Compounds of the formula (I) wherein the substituents are as defined in claim 1, useful as a pesticides, especially as fungicides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION AG
    Inventors: Stefano RENDINE, Farhan BOUHAMDAN, Laura QUARANTA, Simon WILLIAMS, Matthias WEISS, Thomas James HOFFMAN
  • Publication number: 20220233588
    Abstract: The present invention provides composition kits and methods for treating cancer in a human by immunotherapy using successive doses of CAR-T cells with no or reduced anamnestic immune reaction in one individual (P).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: David SOURDIVE, Aymeric DUCLERT, Mathieu SIMON, Philippe DUCHATEAU, Alan Marc WILLIAMS, Laurent POIROT
  • Patent number: 11391085
    Abstract: A threshold seal apparatus for a doorway, the threshold seal apparatus comprising a floor-mountable channel portion, a seal configured to be received within the channel portion, and an actuation mechanism operable to move the seal with respect to the channel portion between a retracted position and an extended position in which the seal is configured to contact the underside of a door mounted within the doorway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: LORIENT POLYPRODUCTS LTD
    Inventors: Maria Powell, Jason Williams, Simon Klippel, Kerry Hicks
  • Patent number: 11385249
    Abstract: An improved system and method for the selection and dispensing of reagents onto a target testing medium in an automated laboratory environment. The system utilizes multiple carousels rotatably-mounted upon a central turntable. The position of the central turntable, as well as the rotation of each carousel is controlled by a microprocessor-based control system. Multiple dispensers, each capable of storing and dispensing a particular reagent, are mounted about the circumference of each carousel. This configuration provides much higher reagent density than previously available. The testing medium is positioned at one or more loading stations. The control system directs the central turntable to a position from which a selected one of the carousels can be rotated so as to position a selected dispenser above the testing medium. The selected dispenser is then actuated to release a predetermined reagent onto the testing medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: BD KIESTRA B.V.
    Inventors: Michael John Wilsher, Simon Jowett, Roy Norman Gladwin, Mark William Horobin, Kenneth Charles Smith, Duncan Stevenson, Timothy Roy Hansen, Johannes Wijnandus Thiecke
  • Publication number: 20220210965
    Abstract: An air-boom spreader has a hopper for containing particulate material, a metering device having a plurality of sluices, a plurality of outlets transversely spaced-apart on a boom in a direction perpendicular to the direction of travel of the spreader, and a plurality of air lines connecting the plurality of sluices to the plurality of outlets for conveying the particulate material in an air stream from the plurality of sluices to the plurality of outlets. The spreader has more than twice as many outlets as sluices, and the plurality of outlets has an innermost outlet, an outermost outlet and at least three other outlets between the innermost outlet and the outermost outlet whereby each of the innermost outlet and the outermost outlet are supplied with half as much of the particulate material as each of the at least three other outlets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: Salford Group Inc.
    Inventors: Geof J. GRAY, John Mark AVERINK, Bradley William BAKER, Jesse Abram DYCK, Chad Derek PASMA, Simon GOVEIA, Christopher Michael POPPE, Troy Michael STRAATMAN, Adam Peter LEHMAN
  • Patent number: 11371369
    Abstract: A turbine for a turbo-machine is proposed in which, at a gas inlet for a turbine wheel, vanes extend from a nozzle ring though slots in a shroud. The nozzle ring and shroud are relatively rotatable about a rotational axis of the turbine by at least 0.1 degrees. In use, the nozzle ring and shroud are relatively rotated to bring one side of the vane into close contact with one surface of the slot, to inhibit leakage of gas between the vane and the slot surface. For this purpose the respective surfaces of the nozzle and slot can be configured to closely conform to each other. If there is differential thermal expansion of the shroud and nozzle ring, the nozzle ring and shroud can relatively rotate, to withdraw the vane from the edge of the slot to relieve the pressure between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: CUMMINS LTD.
    Inventors: Matthew William Edwards, Karl Conlon, Simon David Moore, Christopher Parry, Andrew Sullivan, Paul Ghosh, Mark R. Holden, George E. Sandford, Nandakishore Arcot Madhusudan, Stephen David Hughes, Christopher J. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20220052354
    Abstract: An article having a metallic layer and a glass layer, and a method for preventing or reducing a chemical reaction between a metallic layer and a glass layer are disclosed. The article has a barrier layer disposed between the metallic layer and the glass layer. The barrier layer includes alumina and a phosphate. The phosphate includes an aluminum dihydrogen phosphate, an aluminum-containing phosphate, a phosphate of an element of the metallic layer, a phosphate of an element of the glass layer, or combinations thereof. The method includes disposing a barrier layer between the metallic layer and the glass layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: Cummins Enterprise LLC
    Inventors: Todd Michael STRIKER, Matthew Joseph ALINGER, Simon William GAUNT, Nicole Virginia GONYEAU
  • Publication number: 20210363107
    Abstract: Compounds of the formula (I), wherein the substituents are as defined in claim 1, useful as a pesticides, especially as fungicides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION AG
    Inventors: Farhan BOU HAMDAN, Matthias WEISS, Atul MAHAJAN, Jagadeesh Prathap KILARU, Ramya RAJAN, Laura QUARANTA, Stefano RENDINE, Matthias BLUM, Martin POULIOT, Simon WILLIAMS, Thomas James HOFFMAN
  • Patent number: 11180838
    Abstract: Provided herein are high performance aluminum alloy products having desirable mechanical properties and methods of making the same. The high performance aluminum alloy products described herein contain a high content of recycled material and are prepared by casting an aluminum alloy to form a cast aluminum alloy product and processing the cast aluminum alloy product. The method of processing the cast aluminum alloy product can include two hot rolling steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: NOVELIS INC.
    Inventors: Milan Felberbaum, Sazol Kumar Das, Simon William Barker, Tudor Piroteala, Duane E. Bendzinski
  • Patent number: 11121382
    Abstract: A solid oxide fuel cell stack having a metallic layer and a glass layer, and a method for preventing or reducing a chemical reaction between the metallic layer and the glass layer are disclosed. The solid oxide fuel cell stack has a barrier layer disposed between the metallic layer and the glass layer. The barrier layer includes alumina and a phosphate. The phosphate includes an aluminum dihydrogen phosphate, an aluminum-containing phosphate, a phosphate of an element of the metallic layer, a phosphate of an element of the glass layer, or combinations thereof. The method includes disposing a barrier layer between the metallic layer and the glass layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: CUMMINS ENTERPRISE, LLC
    Inventors: Todd Michael Striker, Matthew Joseph Alinger, Simon William Gaunt, Nicole Virginia Gonyeau
  • Publication number: 20210122698
    Abstract: A process for preparing dialkyl terephalate comprising the following steps:—i) providing furan-2,5-dicarboxylate; ii) esterifying the furan-2,5-dicarboxylate with alcohol to form furan-2,5-carboxylic acid dialkyl ester; iii) reacting the furan-2,5-carboxylic acid dialkyl ester with ethylene under Diels Alder conditions, elevated temperature and pressure and in the presence of a catalyst such that dialkyl terephthalate is produced; wherein the Diels-Alder reaction is free from solvent; wherein the catalyst comprises a clay comprising metal ions and having Lewis acidity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Simon William BREEDEN, James Hanley CLARK, Thomas James FARMER, Duncan James MACQUARRIE, Con Robert MCELROY, Joseph Kolawole OGUNJOBI, David William THORNTHWAITE
  • Patent number: 10975461
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for casting high-strength and highly formable metal products from recycled metal scrap without the addition of substantial or any amounts of primary aluminum. Additional alloying elements, such as magnesium, can be added to metal scrap, which can be cast and processed to produce a desirable metal coil at final gauge having desirable metallurgical and mechanical properties, such as high strength and formability. Thus, inexpensive and recycled metal scrap can be efficiently repurposed for new applications, such as automotive applications and beverage can stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Novelis Inc.
    Inventors: Sazol Kumar Das, Simon William Barker, Milan Felberbaum, Rajeev G. Kamat, Duane E. Bendzinski, Robert Bruce Wagstaff, Samuel R. Wagstaff
  • Publication number: 20210046540
    Abstract: A continuous casting and rolling line for casting, rolling, and otherwise preparing metal strip can produce distributable metal strip without requiring cold rolling or the use of a solution heat treatment line. A metal strip can be continuously cast from a continuous casting device and coiled into a metal coil, optionally after being subjected to post-casting quenching. This intermediate coil can be stored until ready for hot rolling. The as-cast metal strip can undergo reheating prior to hot rolling, either during coil storage or immediately prior to hot rolling. The heated metal strip can be cooled to a rolling temperature and hot rolled through one or more roll stands. The rolled metal strip can optionally be reheated and quenched prior to coiling for delivery. This final coiled metal strip can be of the desired gauge and have the desired physical characteristics for distribution to a manufacturing facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: NOVELIS INC.
    Inventors: MILAN FELBERBAUM, SAZOL KUMAR DAS, AURELE MARIAUX, DUANE E. BENDZINSKI, CYRILLE BEZENCON, SIMON WILLIAM BARKER, CORRADO BASSI, RAJEEV G. KAMAT, TUDOR PIROTEALA, RAJASEKHAR TALLA, ROBERT BRUCE WAGSTAFF
  • Patent number: 10913107
    Abstract: A continuous casting and rolling line for casting, rolling, and otherwise preparing metal strip can produce distributable metal strip without requiring cold rolling or the use of a solution heat treatment line. A metal strip can be continuously cast from a continuous casting device and coiled into a metal coil, optionally after being subjected to post-casting quenching. This intermediate coil can be stored until ready for hot rolling. The as-cast metal strip can undergo reheating prior to hot rolling, either during coil storage or immediately prior to hot rolling. The heated metal strip can be cooled to a rolling temperature and hot rolled through one or more roll stands. The rolled metal strip can optionally be reheated and quenched prior to coiling for delivery. This final coiled metal strip can be of the desired gauge and have the desired physical characteristics for distribution to a manufacturing facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Novelis Inc.
    Inventors: Milan Felberbaum, Sazol Kumar Das, Aurele Mariaux, Duane E. Bendzinski, Cyrille Bezencon, Simon William Barker, Corrado Bassi, Rajeev G. Kamat, Tudor Piroteala, Rajasekhar Talla, Robert Bruce Wagstaff
  • Patent number: 10906093
    Abstract: A continuous casting device having multi-stage convergence control is disclosed. Cooling surfaces of the continuous casting device can be articulated in stages, providing individual convergence control to longitudinally spaced-apart regions of the casting cavity. In a proximal region, during which the molten metal exhibits solidification shrinkage, a first convergence profile can be used to optimally account for the solidification shrinkage. In a subsequent distal region, a second convergence profile can be used, such as to provide optimal control of exit temperature of the continuously cast article. Multi-stage convergence control can be achieved through individually articulatable cooling pads or other supports positioned opposite the cooling surfaces from the casting cavity to displace the cooling surfaces and thereby adjust the convergence profile of the casting cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: NOVELIS INC.
    Inventor: Simon William Barker
  • Publication number: 20200377976
    Abstract: Provided herein are ultra-high strength aluminum alloys and products prepared therefrom, along with methods of processing the ultra-high strength aluminum alloys. The aluminum alloys described herein are high solute alloys, including significant amounts of zinc (Zn), magnesium (Mg), copper (Cu), and other elements in addition to aluminum. The aluminum alloys described herein are amenable to post-aging processing without cracking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Novelis Inc.
    Inventors: Sazol Kumar Das, Rajeev G. Kamat, Samuel Robert Wagstaff, Simon William Barker, Rajasekhar Talla, Tudor Piroteala
  • Publication number: 20200297875
    Abstract: The present invention relates to deuterated and optionally detectably labeled compounds of formula (I) and formula (V): and salts thereof, wherein R1, R2, A, and X10-X19 have any of the values defined in the specification. Also included are pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds and salts, and methods of using such compounds and salts as imaging agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Genentech, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Marik, Joseph P. Lyssikatos, Simon Williams
  • Patent number: 10758423
    Abstract: A wound dressing comprising: a water-absorbent fabric comprising at least about 10 wt. % of hydrogel-forming absorbent fibers based on the dry weight of the fabric; and an adhesion-resistant, water-permeable wound contacting surface textile layer that is substantially continuously bonded to at least one surface of said fabric. The surface textile layer may be formed by surface treatment of the fabric, or by bonding a suitable textile web to the surface of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: KCI USA, INC.
    Inventors: William Pigg, Margaret Stedman, Deborah Addison, Simon William Bayliff, Breda Mary Cullen, Paul Howard Lowing, Michelle Delbono
  • Patent number: 10695970
    Abstract: A method of manufacture of a product from a composite material is described, the method including winding a material onto a mandrel, monitoring the material, as it is wound onto the mandrel, to ascertain at least one dimension of the material being wound, and monitoring the mandrel as the material is wound thereon to ascertain the weight of the material being wound, and controlling the winding of the material onto the mandrel to take into account variations in the material being wound using the at least one dimension and the weight values derived during the monitoring. An apparatus suitable for use in the method is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: LENTUS COMPOSITES LIMITED
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Lewis, Simon William Odling, Micahel James Dewhirst