Patents by Inventor Stephen Rowland

Stephen Rowland 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: 10459868
    Abstract: An expansion bridge chip for a modular chip system includes at least one upstream interface for communicating with an application processor module, a plurality of downstream interfaces for communicating with peripheral modules, and an upstream address decoder on each interface for directing data on the upstream interface to a downstream interface. In such an expansion bridge chip, each upstream interface may have a first bandwidth, each downstream interface may have a respective bandwidth, and the expansion bridge chip may be balanced, such that a sum of all respective bandwidths of the plurality of downstream interfaces is equal to the first bandwidth. Alternatively, each upstream interface may have a first bandwidth, each of the downstream interfaces may have a respective bandwidth, and the expansion bridge chip is unbalanced, such that a sum of all respective bandwidths of the plurality of downstream interfaces exceeds the first bandwidth, and interfaces contend for bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventor: Stephen Rowland
  • Publication number: 20190288288
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, there is an electrode for a lithium sulphur cell. The electrode comprises a matrix deposited on a current collector, wherein the matrix comprises an electrically conductive material, an electroactive sulphur material and a binder comprising a polymer that is crosslinked to form a crosslinked polymer network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Ashley COOKE, Lisset URRUTIA, Stephen ROWLANDS, Philip J. TOY
  • Patent number: 10405187
    Abstract: A receiver receiving data includes: a first receiver configured to receive data in a first frequency band; a second receiver configured to receive second data in a second frequency band, the second frequency band being a subset of the first frequency band; and a data selector configured to select the frequency of operation of the second receiver from within the second frequency band in accordance with information representing the physical geographical location of the receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Europe Limited
    Inventors: David Rowland Williams, Stephen Beck, John Nicholas Wilson, Gholam Hosein Asjadi
  • Publication number: 20190255300
    Abstract: The present invention is an inflatable balloon which is enclosed by an expandable cover which becomes increasingly porous/permeable during expansion. The balloon is coated or enclosed with a matrix which contains a pharmaceutically active agent. During expansion of the balloon, the pharmaceutically active agent is released or extruded through the expandable cover into a body cavity such as an artery or vein. The present invention also provides for a method of treating a disease or condition by delivering the inflatable balloon to a particular body cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Robert J. Cottone, Stephen Rowland
  • Publication number: 20190229326
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an anode for an electrochemical cell, said anode comprising a lithium metal or lithium metal alloy, and a polymer coating deposited on the lithium metal or lithium metal alloy, wherein the polymer coating is doped with lithium ions and comprises a polyisocyanurate material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas KLIMMASCH, Jan WEIKARD, Hans-Josef LAAS, Jürgen KÖCHER, David AINSWORTH, Stephen ROWLANDS, Justyna Katarzyna KREIS, Stephen LAWES, Sebastien DESILANI
  • Publication number: 20190009063
    Abstract: The present invention is an inflatable balloon which is enclosed by an expandable cover which becomes increasingly porous/permeable during expansion. The balloon is coated or enclosed with a matrix which contains a pharmaceutically active agent. During expansion of the balloon, the pharmaceutically active agent is released or extruded through the expandable cover into a body cavity such as an artery or vein. The present invention also provides for a method of treating a disease or condition by delivering the inflatable balloon to a particular body cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Robert J. Cottone, Stephen Rowland
  • Publication number: 20180355303
    Abstract: Discharging pretreated biomass from a pretreatment reactor and mixing the discharged pretreated biomass with a cooling liquid in a vessel provides a cooled slurry having a consistency that is less than about 12 wt %. Since the consistency is relatively low, the cooled slurry may be pumped to a higher elevation using standard pumping equipment. At the higher elevation, the cooled slurry may be separated into a first stream comprising a liquid component of the slurry and a second other stream comprising a solid component of the slurry (e.g., having a consistency between about 15 wt % and 40 about wt %). The solid component may be fed to an inlet of a hydrolysis reactor, while the liquid component may be fed to a cooling system that provides a cooled stream. The cooled stream may then be cycled back to the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen A. ROWLAND, Chris MALLALIEU, Ryan TAYLOR, Ziyad RAHME
  • Publication number: 20150165709
    Abstract: The method includes the following steps: (i) feeding a slurry into the inlet of a press; (ii) removing liquid from the slurry as the slurry advances through a deliquefying section of the press, thereby producing a pressate stream; (iii) forming a plug of material as the slurry is advanced through a plug formation section of the press; (iv) advancing the plug of material to a discharge section of the press; and (v) removing additional liquid from the plug of material by operating the press so that the pressure in the discharge section of the press is greater than the pressure of the pressate stream by at least 2 psi. There is also described a method for controlling discharge consistency from a press, without provision of discharge restrictors, by varying a pressure differential between a discharge section of the press and a pressate stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: William Miller, Trevor Richardson, Stephen A. Rowland
  • Patent number: 8980599
    Abstract: A process for the production of glucose from a pretreated lignocellulosic feedstock is provided. The method comprises enzymatically hydrolyzing the pretreated lignocellulosic feedstock with cellulase enzymes to produce a hydrolyzate slurry comprising glucose and unhydrolyzed cellulose and fermenting the hydrolyzate slurry in a fermentation reaction to produce a fermentation broth comprising alcohol. A process stream is obtained comprising unhydrolyzed cellulose, which is then subjected to a denaturing step, preferably comprising exposing the unhydrolyzed cellulose to elevated temperatures, thereby producing a heat-treated stream comprising the unhydrolyzed cellulose. The heat-treated stream comprising unhydrolyzed cellulose is then further hydrolyzed with cellulase enzymes to hydrolyze the cellulose to glucose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Iogen Energy Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Tolan, Brian Foody, Stephen Rowland
  • Patent number: 8328947
    Abstract: A method is provided for hydrolyzing polysaccharides in a lignocellulosic feedstock to produce monosaccharides or pretreating a lignocellulosic feedstock, in which an aqueous slurry of the lignocellulosic feedstock is fed into a pressurized dewatering zone wherein the feedstock is partially dewatered and then is compressed into a plug. The plug is introduced into a reaction zone that operates at a pressure (Pr) equal to greater than about 90 psia and under suitable temperature and pH conditions to hydrolyze the polysaccharides or pretreat the feedstock. The plug provides a pressure seal between the outlet of the dewatering zone and the reaction zone. The pressure (Pdwi) of the aqueous slurry of the lignocellulosic feedstock at the inlet of the dewatering device is related to Pr as follows: 0??P<the lesser of [(Pr?20 psia) and 220 psia], and where ?P is the absolute difference in pressure between Pr and Pdwi in psia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Iogen Energy Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Kumar Anand, Stephen Rowland, Patrick Foody, Sr.
  • Patent number: 7866040
    Abstract: A pressure-energized, annular metallic seal is provided that includes a central annular portion and a pair of annular leg portions extending from the central portion. Each leg portion includes a convex sealing surface lying in sealing plane. One of the leg portions preferably has an annular flange offset from its sealing plane in an axial direction towards the sealing plane of the other leg portion. One of the leg portions preferably has at least one radially extending tab projecting further than adjacent parts of the seal. The seal is preferably manufactured by first cutting a first annular edge in a metallic sheet material, then bending the sheet material substantially into the shape of the seal, and then cutting a second annular edge to complete the shape of the seal. The second annular edge preferably defines the annular flange and/or the at least one tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Swensen, Stephen Rowland
  • Publication number: 20100056774
    Abstract: A method is provided for hydrolyzing polysaccharides in a lignocellulosic feedstock to produce monosaccharides or pretreating a lignocellulosic feedstock, in which an aqueous slurry of the lignocellulosic feedstock is fed into a pressurized dewatering zone wherein the feedstock is partially dewatered and then is compressed into a plug. The plug is introduced into a reaction zone that operates at a pressure (Pr) equal to greater than about 90 psia and under suitable temperature and pH conditions to hydrolyze the polysaccharides or pretreat the feedstock. The plug provides a pressure seal between the outlet of the dewatering zone and the reaction zone. The pressure (Pdwi) of the aqueous slurry of the lignocellulosic feedstock at the inlet of the dewatering device is related to Pr as follows: 0??P<the lesser of [(Pr?20 psia) and 220 psia], and where ?P is the absolute difference in pressure between Pr and Pdwi in psia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: IOGEN ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vijay Kumar Anand, Stephen Rowland, Patrick Foody, SR.
  • Publication number: 20090035826
    Abstract: A process for the production of glucose from a pretreated lignocellulosic feedstock is provided. The method comprises enzymatically hydrolyzing the pretreated lignocellulosic feedstock with cellulase enzymes to produce a hydrolyzate slurry comprising glucose and unhydrolyzed cellulose and fermenting the hydrolyzate slurry in a fermentation reaction to produce a fermentation broth comprising alcohol. A process stream is obtained comprising unhydrolyzed cellulose, which is then subjected to a denaturing step, preferably comprising exposing the unhydrolyzed cellulose to elevated temperatures, thereby producing a heat-treated stream comprising the unhydrolyzed cellulose. The heat-treated stream comprising unhydrolyzed cellulose is then further hydrolyzed with cellulase enzymes to hydrolyze the cellulose to glucose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: IOGEN ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Tolan, Brian Foody, Stephen Rowland
  • Publication number: 20070213801
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are provided for producing a medical device such as a stent, a stent graft, a synthetic vascular graft, heart valves, coated with a biocompatible matrix which incorporates antibodies, antibody fragments, or small molecules, which recognize, bind to and/or interact with a progenitor cell surface antigen to immobilize the cells at the surface of the device. The coating on the device can also contain a compound or growth factor for promoting the progenitor endothelial cell to accelerate adherence, growth and differentiation of the bound cells into mature and functional endothelial cells on the surface of the device to prevent intimal hyperplasia. Methods for preparing such medical devices, compositions, and methods for treating a mammal with vascular disease such as restenosis, artherosclerosis or other types of vessel obstructions are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Applicant: Orbus Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael John Kutryk, Robert Cottone, Stephen Rowland, Michael Kuliszewski
  • Publication number: 20070196422
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are provided for producing a medical device such as a stent, a stent graft, a synthetic vascular graft, heart valves, coated with a biocompatible matrix which incorporates antibodies, antibody fragments, or small molecules, which recognize, bind to and/or interact with a progenitor cell surface antigen to immobilize the cells at the surface of the device. The coating on the device can also contain a compound or growth factor for promoting the progenitor endothelial cell to accelerate adherence, growth and differentiation of the bound cells into mature and functional endothelial cells on the surface of the device to prevent intimal hyperplasia. Methods for preparing such medical devices, compositions, and methods for treating a mammal with vascular disease such as restenosis, artherosclerosis or other types of vessel obstructions are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Applicant: OrbusNeich Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kutryk, Robert Cottone, Stephen Rowland, Michael Kuliszewski
  • Publication number: 20070191932
    Abstract: Therapeutic and drug delivery systems are provided in the form of medical devices with coatings for capturing and immobilizing target cells such as circulating progenitor or genetically-altered mammalian cells in vivo. The genetically-altered cells are transfected with genetic material for expressing a marker gene and at least one therapeutic gene in a constitutively or controlled manner. The marker gene is a cell membrane antigen not found in circulating cells in the blood stream and therapeutic gene encodes a peptide for the treatment of disease, such as, vascular disease and cancer. The coating on the medical device may be a biocompatible matrix comprising at least one type of ligand, such as antibodies, antibody fragments, other peptides and small molecules, which recognize and bind the target cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Applicant: OrbusNeich Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kutryk, Robert Cottone, Stephen Rowland, Michael Kuliszewski
  • Publication number: 20070156232
    Abstract: This invention provides compositions and methods for producing a medical device coated with a matrix and an antibody which reacts with an endothelial cell antigen. The matrix coating the medical device may be composed of synthetic material, such as polyurethane, poly-L-lactic acid, cellulose ester or polyethylene glycol. In another embodiment, the matrix is composed of naturally occurring materials, such as collagen, fibrin, elastin, amorphous carbon. In a third embodiment, the matrix may be composed of fillerenes. The fullerenes range from about C60 to about C100. The medical device may be a stent or a synthetic graft. The antibodies promote adherence of eadothelial cells on the medical device. The antibodies may be mixed with the matrix or covalently tethered through a linker molecule to the matrix. Following adherence to the medical device, the endothelial cells differentiate and proliferate on the medical device. The antibodies may be different types of monoclonal antibodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: OrbusNeich Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kutryk, Robert Cottone, Stephen Rowland
  • Publication number: 20070141107
    Abstract: A medical device for implantation into vessels or luminal structures within the body is provided, which stimulates positive blood vessel remodeling. The medical device, such as a stent and a synthetic graft, is provided with a coating with a pharmaceutical composition containing a controlled-release matrix and one or more pharmaceutical substances for direct delivery of drugs to surrounding tissues. The coating on the medical device further comprises one or more barrier layers, and a ligand such as a peptide, an antibody or a small molecule for capturing progenitor endothelial cells in the blood contacting surface of the device for restoring an endothelium at the site of injury. In particular, the drug-coated stents are for use, for example, in balloon angioplasty procedures for preventing or inhibiting restenosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Applicant: OrbusNeich Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kutryk, Robert Cottone, Stephen Rowland, Margaret Yoklavich
  • Publication number: 20070134290
    Abstract: A drug eluting medical device is provided for implanting into vessels or luminal structures within the body of a patient. The coated medical device, such as a stent, vascular, or synthetic graft comprises a coating consisting of a controlled-release matrix of a bioabsorbable, biocompatible, bioerodible, biodegradable, nontoxic material, such as a Poly(DL-Lactide-co-Glycolide) polymer, and at least one pharmaceutical substance, or bioactive agent incorporated within the matrix or layered within layers of matrix. In particular, the drug eluting medical device when implanted into a patient, delivers the drugs or bioactive agents within the matrix to adjacent tissues in a controlled and desired rate depending on the drug and site of implantation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Inventors: Stephen Rowland, Ike Juman, Robert Cottone, David Camp
  • Publication number: 20070129789
    Abstract: A medical device for implantation into vessels or luminal structures within the body is provided, which stimulates positive blood vessel remodeling. The medical device, such as a stent and a synthetic graft, is coated with a pharmaceutical composition consisting of a controlled-release matrix and one or more pharmaceutical substances for direct delivery of drugs to surrounding tissues. The coating on the medical device further comprises a ligand such as a peptide, an antibody or a small molecule for capturing progenitor endothelial cells in the blood contacting surface of the device for restoring an endothelium at the site of injury. In particular, the drug-coated stents are for use, for example, in balloon angioplasty procedures for preventing or inhibiting restenosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Applicant: OrbusNeich Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Cottone, Stephen Rowland, Sherry Parker