Patents by Inventor Charles G. Dickerson

Charles G. Dickerson 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: 20200078043
    Abstract: An ultrasonic instrument includes a body, a shaft assembly, and an end effector. The shaft assembly extends distally from the body. The shaft assembly includes an acoustic waveguide configured to acoustically couple with an ultrasonic transducer. The end effector includes an ultrasonic blade, a clamp arm and a clamp pad. The ultrasonic blade is in acoustic communication with the waveguide. The clamp arm is pivotally coupled with the shaft assembly. The clamp pad is configured to removably couple with the clamp arm while the clamp arm is pivotally coupled to the shaft assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Dickerson, Steven P. Smolik, David J. Cagle, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Frederick L. Estera, Paul F. Riestenberg, Charles J. Scheib, Tylor C. Muhlenkamp, Kristen G. Denzinger, Ryan M. Asher
  • Patent number: 10507033
    Abstract: An ultrasonic instrument includes a body, a shaft assembly, and an end effector. The shaft assembly extends distally from the body. The shaft assembly includes an acoustic waveguide configured to acoustically couple with an ultrasonic transducer. The end effector includes an ultrasonic blade, a clamp arm and a clamp pad. The ultrasonic blade is in acoustic communication with the waveguide. The clamp arm is pivotally coupled with the shaft assembly. The clamp pad is configured to removably couple with the clamp arm while the clamp arm is pivotally coupled to the shaft assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Dickerson, Steven P. Smolik, David J. Cagle, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Frederick L. Estera, Paul F. Riestenberg, Charles J. Scheib, Tylor C. Muhlenkamp, Kristen G. Denzinger, Ryan M. Asher
  • Publication number: 20190216493
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a body assembly, a shaft, an acoustic waveguide, an articulation section, an end effector, and an articulation drive assembly. The shaft extends distally from the body assembly and defines a longitudinal axis. The acoustic waveguide comprises a flexible portion. The articulation section is coupled with the shaft. A portion of the articulation section encompasses the flexible portion of the waveguide. The articulation section comprises a plurality of body portions aligned along the longitudinal axis and a flexible locking member. The flexible locking member is operable to secure the body portions in relation to each other and in relation to the shaft. The end effector comprises an ultrasonic blade in acoustic communication with the waveguide. The articulation drive assembly is operable to drive articulation of the articulation section to thereby deflect the end effector from the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Barry C. Worrell, Benjamin J. Danziger, Benjamin D. Dickerson, Brian D. Black, Cara L. Shapiro, Charles J. Scheib, Craig N. Faller, Daniel J. Mumaw, David J. Cagle, David T. Martin, David A. Monroe, Disha V. Labhasetwar, Foster B. Stulen, Frederick L. Estera, Geoffrey S. Strobl, Gregory W. Johnson, Jacob S. Gee, Jason R. Sullivan, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Jeffrey S. Swayze, John A. Hibner, John B. Schulte, Joseph E. Hollo, Kristen G. Denzinger, Kristen L. D'Uva, Matthew C. Miller, Michael R. Lamping, Richard W. Timm, Rudolph H. Nobis, Ryan M. Asher, Stephen M. Leuck, Tylor C. Muhlenkamp, William B. Weisenburgh, II, William A. Olson
  • Patent number: 6071665
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of colored toners which comprises mixing a first toner comprised of resin, pigment particles, charge additive, and surface additives, with a second toner comprised of resin, pigment particles, and charge additive, and wherein the resulting colored toners contain from about 0.05 to about 0.5 weight percent of surface additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Charles G. Dickerson, Jeffrey L. DeBarr, Judith M. Vandewinckel
  • Patent number: 4293632
    Abstract: Described is a process for the treatment of certain toner materials, useful in electrophotographic development, which process in one embodiment involves subjecting an electrically conductive toner material to an attrition process, thus causing the removal to a small portion of the surface of the toner while at the same time exposing the underlying inner portion. By preparing toners in accordance with this process the fusing temperature of the toner is lowered by at least 10.degree. F., thereby resulting in better fixing of the toner and higher quality images when such a toner is used as a developer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1981
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Charles G. Dickerson, Peter F. Erhardt
  • Patent number: 4256818
    Abstract: This invention is directed to new electrophotographic, and magnetic toners, which are useful for example in high speed fusing systems, these toners being comprised of a polyamide resin, a pigment or colorant, which pigment or colorant may be magnetic and as an optional ingredient, a carrier material. The polyamide resin is of the formula ##STR1## wherein R, R.sub.1, R.sub.2, and R.sub.3 are radicals independently selected from aliphatic, substituted aliphatic, aromatic, substituted aromatic, cycloaliphatic, and heterocyclic, x is a number of from 1 to about 100, and y is a number of from 1 to about 100. In one preferred embodiment the toner composition is comprised of the polyamide resin and a high loading, 50-75 percent of a magnetic material, allowing for high speed fusing in magnetic imaging systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1981
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel F. Blossey, Peter F. Erhardt, Charles G. Dickerson, Donald S. Sypula, James E. Kuder, J. Kirk Swigert
  • Patent number: 4171274
    Abstract: A process of modification of magnetic toner for use in electrostatic development processes involving a magnetic toner without carrier is disclosed. The modified toner of the invention is effectively fused at lower temperatures. The toners of the invention are modified such that small portions of the surface are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1979
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: William M. Schwarz, Robert S. Karz, Peter F. Erhardt, Charles G. Dickerson