Patents by Inventor Brian D. Clark

Brian D. Clark 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: 20190264556
    Abstract: A method includes varying a temperature of a treatment fluid. The treatment fluid is pumped into the first wellbore as part of a fluid diversion process or a fluid treatment process after the temperature of the treatment fluid is varied. A first downhole measurement is obtained in the first wellbore using a cable in the first wellbore or a first sensor coupled to the cable concurrently with or after the fluid diversion process or the fluid treatment process. An additional measurement is obtained concurrently with obtaining the first downhole measurement. The first downhole measurement and the additional measurement are combined or compared. A location where the treatment fluid is flowing through perforations in the first wellbore is determined based upon the combining or comparing the first downhole measurement and the additional measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Colin Allan Wilson, Joel Herve Le Calvez, Brian D. Clark
  • Patent number: 10391013
    Abstract: A powered ambulance cot and methods of raising and lowering the cot as well as loading and unloading the cot are disclosed. The cot includes a support frame and legs, each leg having a wheel. An actuator of an actuation system interconnects the frame and legs, and is configured to effect changes in elevation of the frame relative to the wheel of each of the legs. A control system controls activation of the actuation system, and detects both the actuator at a first location relative to the frame, where the first location is remote from a second location and which situates an end of the actuator that is remote from each wheel closer to the frame, and a presence of a signal requesting a change in elevation of said support frame to thereby cause the legs to move relative to the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Ferno-Washington, Inc.
    Inventors: Colleen Q. Blickensderfer, Brian M. Magill, Timothy R. Wells, Preeti Sar, Derick C. Robinson, Nicholas V. Valentino, Michael D. Clark
  • Patent number: 10342373
    Abstract: A support member is for a door assembly of a mailbox. The mailbox includes an enclosure member and a panel member coupled to the enclosure member. The door assembly has a door member coupled to the panel member. The support member includes a body portion structured to be coupled to the door member; and a flange portion extending outwardly from the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SOLAR GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Virgil Keith Clark, Jeremy D'len Dickens, J. Derrick Dry, Brian Lavon Roney, Kenneth Ray Smith
  • Patent number: 10332331
    Abstract: A modular vending machine is provided. The modular vending machine can include a central module having a pickup area and one or more product storage cabinets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Xuejun Li, Emad Jafa, Joshua Drake, Michael D. Clapper, Brian D. Clark, Victor Jon Fageroos, Steven Dean Larson, Brian Ness, Michael Chiugu, Chad Rorabaugh, Brian Douglas Ripley, Dean Minar
  • Publication number: 20190183556
    Abstract: Neuromodulation cryotherapeutic devices and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. A cryotherapeutic device configured in accordance with a particular embodiment of the present technology can include an elongated shaft having distal portion and a supply lumen along at least a portion of the shaft. The shaft can be configured to locate the distal portion intravascularly at a treatment site proximate a renal artery or renal ostium. The supply lumen can be configured to receive a liquid refrigerant. The cryotherapeutic device can further include a cooling assembly at the distal portion of the shaft. The cooling assembly can include an applicator in fluid communication with the supply lumen and configured to deliver cryotherapeutic cooling to nerves proximate the target site when the cooling assembly is in a deployed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Naomi Buckley, Benjamin J. Clark, Michael Cummins, Danny Donovan, Mark Gelfand, Luke Hughes, Brian Kelly, Gary Kelly, Grace Kelly, John Kelly, Mark S. Leung, Gwenda McMullin, Barry Mullins, Karun D. Naga, Stephen Nash, Eric Ryba, Fiachra Sweeney, Vicenzo Tilotta, Roman Turovskiy, Lana Woolley, Denise Zarins, Michael Turovskiy
  • Patent number: 10289523
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for generating an advanced function usage planning report. One embodiment of the apparatus includes a detection module, a monitoring module, and a planning report module. The detection module detects use of an advanced function on a storage controller. The advanced function includes an optional storage function beyond a standard function set. The monitoring module monitors the use of the advanced function on the storage controller. The planning report module generates a planning report based at least in part on use information from the monitored use of the advanced function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Helena C. Burton, Brian D. Clark, Juan A. Coronado, Beth A. Peterson, Richard A. Ripberger
  • Patent number: 10169747
    Abstract: For advanced function usage-based billing, a processor detects the storage controller associating a microcode version for a given advanced function of one or more advanced functions with a logical volume. A given customer is associated with the logical volume. In response to detecting the storage controller associating the microcode version for the given advanced function with the logical volume, the processor monitors for use of a memory address of the microcode version and a logical volume address of the logical volume. The processor further detects an associated use of the memory address of the microcode version and the logical volume address of the logical volume. In response to detecting the associated use, the processor communicates the given advanced function and the given customer to a billing entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Helena C. Burton, Brian D. Clark, Juan A. Coronado, Beth A. Peterson, Richard A. Ripberger
  • Publication number: 20180108203
    Abstract: A modular vending machine is provided. The modular vending machine can include a central module having a pickup area and one or more product storage cabinets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Xuejun LI, Emad JAFA, Joshua DRAKE, Michael D. CLAPPER, Brian D. CLARK, Victor Jon FAGEROOS, Steven Dean LARSON, Brian NESS, Michael CHIUGU, Chad RORABAUGH, Brian Douglas RIPLEY, Dean MINAR
  • Patent number: 9900017
    Abstract: A semi-digital finite impulse response, FIR, filter is configured as a sparse FIR filter and as a minimum phase lag FIR filter. The FIR filter has a delay line composed of a number of sets of delay units sequentially coupled to each other, and where some of the sets of delay units have one or more untapped delay units as part of a cascade of two or more single-sample delay units. An analog summing node is coupled to the taps and produces at its output an analog version of a digital input signal that is fed to an input of the delay line. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Brian D. Clark
  • Publication number: 20170114613
    Abstract: Method for well re-stimulation treatment using instantaneous shut-in pressure (ISIP) to guide the design and execution of refracturing stages. Pore pressure and optional cluster stresses are determined at a start of the treatment. Goal ISIPs for the refracturing correspond to undepleted regions of the formation, and target ISIPs versus treatment progression/stage range from about a lowest pore pressure corresponding to depleted regions of the formation up to within the goal range ISIPs. Diversion and proppant pumping schedules are designed, and the refracturing treatment is initiated in accordance with the design. ISIP is measured at stage end, and if it varies from the target ISIP, subsequent stages are modified from the design as needed to more closely match the ISIP schedule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Bruno Lecerf, Brian D. Clark, Hongren Gu, Dmitriy Usoltsev, Rajgopal V. Malpani, Brian Sinosic
  • Publication number: 20160328691
    Abstract: For advanced function usage-based billing, a processor detects the storage controller associating a microcode version for a given advanced function of one or more advanced functions with a logical volume. A given customer is associated with the logical volume. In response to detecting the storage controller associating the microcode version for the given advanced function with the logical volume, the processor monitors for use of a memory address of the microcode version and a logical volume address of the logical volume. The processor further detects an associated use of the memory address of the microcode version and the logical volume address of the logical volume. In response to detecting the associated use, the processor communicates the given advanced function and the given customer to a billing entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Helena C. Burton, Brian D. Clark, Juan A. Coronado, Beth A. Peterson, Richard A. Ripberger
  • Publication number: 20160168968
    Abstract: A method for treating a subterranean formation utilizing a composition having a plurality of shrinkable materials. The method of treatment may include providing a hydraulic fracture into the subterranean formation, and injecting a slurry having a plurality of shrinkable materials into a far field. The shrinkable materials may shrink once a threshold is reached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Bruno Lecerf, Chad Kraemer, Dmitry Viktorovich Badazhkov, Alexey Vladimirovich Alekseev, Anatoly Vladimirovich Medvedev, Brian D. Clark
  • Patent number: 9280411
    Abstract: A method for operating a controller includes receiving a command associated with at least one operation, determining a CPU channel path based on the received command, determining a unique job identifier based on the received command, and determining a state based on the received command. In addition, the method includes updating at least one data matrix based on the determined state, unique job identifier and CPU channel path and operating the controller based on the updated data matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian D. Clark, Juan A. Coronado, Beth A. Peterson
  • Patent number: 9069667
    Abstract: A method for operating a controller includes receiving a command associated with at least one operation, determining a CPU channel path based on the received command, determining a unique job identifier based on the received command, and determining a state based on the received command. In addition, the method includes updating at least one data matrix based on the determined state, unique job identifier and CPU channel path and operating the controller based on the updated data matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian D. Clark, Juan A. Coronado, Beth A. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20150169378
    Abstract: A method for operating a controller includes receiving a command associated with at least one operation, determining a CPU channel path based on the received command, determining a unique job identifier based on the received command, and determining a state based on the received command. In addition, the method includes updating at least one data matrix based on the determined state, unique job identifier and CPU channel path and operating the controller based on the updated data matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Brian D. Clark, Juan A. Coronado, Beth A. Peterson
  • Patent number: 8365008
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided in a storage control unit in a data processing system for providing unsolicited global disconnect requests to users. The mechanism stores lock control data in the storage control unit. The storage control unit allocates its resources into a plurality of clusters. Responsive to a given user connecting to a given partition that is for a logical subsystem resident on a first cluster within the plurality of clusters, the mechanism sends reflected partition information from the first cluster to a second cluster within the plurality of clusters. Responsive to the first cluster experiencing a failure condition, the mechanism moves control data from one or more logical subsystems from the first cluster to the second cluster and for each logical subsystem that moved from the first logical subsystem to the second logical subsystem and that has reflected partition information, presents unsolicited status to one or more users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brian D. Clark, Juan A. Coronado, Christopher D. Filachek, Beth A. Peterson
  • Patent number: 8352960
    Abstract: A logical partition (LPAR) is managed in a data processing system by performing an initial program load (IPL), commencing execution of an application on the LPAR and selecting from a plurality of unsolicited events of which the application is to receive notice. A command is transmitted to a storage controller indicating the identity of the selected unsolicited events, wherein the storage controller will store the information in a data structure. Upon the later occurrence of an unsolicited event, the storage controller will transmit to the LPAR only notices of the selected unsolicited events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brian D. Clark, Juan A. Coronado, Beth A. Peterson
  • Patent number: 8250402
    Abstract: An FTDC interface with the host or user. The interface can include a command application programming interface (API) or a data storage Command-Line Interface (DS CLI)/Graphical User Interface (GUI). In certain embodiments, the FTDC interface allows a host or user to customize a desired FTDC on a two-tiered system. The first tier is one in which a host/user selects, from a list of conditions, which ones, upon occurrence of those conditions, they would like the controller to perform FTDC. In the second tier a second selection is made such that for each first tier item, the host/user will select the level of FTDC (collection and offloading of logs and/or the forcing and offloading of a statesave).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brian D. Clark, Beth A. Peterson, Juan A. Coronado, Warren K. Stanley, Raul E. Saba
  • Publication number: 20120096304
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided in a storage control unit in a data processing system for providing unsolicited global disconnect requests to users. The mechanism stores lock control data in the storage control unit. The storage control unit allocates its resources into a plurality of clusters. Responsive to a given user connecting to a given partition that is for a logical subsystem resident on a first cluster within the plurality of clusters, the mechanism sends reflected partition information from the first cluster to a second cluster within the plurality of clusters. Responsive to the first cluster experiencing a failure condition, the mechanism moves control data from one or more logical subsystems from the first cluster to the second cluster and for each logical subsystem that moved from the first logical subsystem to the second logical subsystem and that has reflected partition information, presents unsolicited status to one or more users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brian D. Clark, Juan A. Coronado, Christopher D. Filachek, Beth A. Peterson
  • Patent number: D724149
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sequon, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel F. Feldman, Yeardley W. Green, Emily K. Fischer, Brian D. Clark, Brian S. Wohlgemuth