Patents by Inventor Christopher J. Clark

Christopher J. 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: 20210087940
    Abstract: There is disclosed a turbine comprising a stator vane ring 122 downstream of a rotor ring 116 of shrouded rotor blades 118. In vanes of the stator vane ring, an upstream portion of a mean camber line 136 diverges from a profile of the mean camber line at a half-span location, particularly to receive a tip leakage flow over the shrouded rotor blades 118.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Christopher J. CLARK, John P. LONGLEY, Heather K. JAMESON, Frederic B. GOENAGA
  • Patent number: 10679668
    Abstract: Spherical video content may have a progress length and include spherical video frames that define visual content viewable from a point of view as a function of progress through the progress length. Edits for the spherical video content may be used to generate an edit tree. The edit tree may include nodes corresponding to the edits and edges connecting different nodes. An edit of the spherical video content may be generated based on the edit tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Clark, Ingrid A. Cotoros, Jessica Bonner
  • Publication number: 20200075057
    Abstract: Spherical video content may have a progress length and include spherical video frames that define visual content viewable from a point of view as a function of progress through the progress length. Edits for the spherical video content may be used to generate an edit tree. The edit tree may include nodes corresponding to the edits and edges connecting different nodes. An edit of the spherical video content may be generated based on the edit tree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher J. Clark, Ingrid A. Cotoros, Jessica Bonner
  • Publication number: 20200038033
    Abstract: An occlusive medical implant having a frame actuatable between a collapsed delivery configuration and an expanded implanted configuration, the frame including a generally tubular portion with a threaded insert configured to removably attach to a threaded distal end of a core wire; an occlusive element disposed on the frame; where a proximal portion of the occlusive element and the proximalmost extent of the threaded insert are substantially coplanar with a plane defined by three or more proximalmost extents of the frame in the expanded implanted configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED INC.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Clark, Mark McPhail, Brian J. Tischler, Dennis A. Peiffer, Burns P. Doran
  • Patent number: 10463377
    Abstract: An occlusive implant system may include a catheter having a lumen extending therethrough, a core wire slidably and rotatably disposed within the lumen, the core wire having a threaded member disposed at a distal end, and a medical implant having an expandable frame, an occlusive element disposed on the frame, and a threaded insert coupled to a proximal portion of the frame, wherein the threaded member is removably coupled to the threaded insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Clark, Mark McPhail, Brian J. Tischler, Dennis A. Peiffer, Burns P. Doran
  • Patent number: 10267170
    Abstract: A turbine stator vane assembly comprises a plurality of circumferentially arranged struts and a plurality of circumferentially arranged stator vanes. Each stator vane has a leading edge, a trailing edge and a chord length. Each strut has a leading edge, a trailing edge, a chord length, a pressure surface and a suction surface. The chord length of the struts is greater than the chord length of the stator vanes. The stator vanes are arranged in groups between adjacent pairs of struts and each group of stator vanes comprises a plurality of stator vanes. The circumferential spacing between adjacent struts is substantially the same and each stator vane in a group of stator vanes has a different chord length to the other stator vanes in that group of stator vanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Christopher J. Clark, Graham Pullan
  • Patent number: 10207722
    Abstract: A system and method for manufacturing and/or reconditioning side frames and bolsters for railway cars includes at least one robot adapted to access positions along the length of the part. A map of the part dimensions, which may be obtained by a probe or scanner on the robot(s), allows a processor to determine where welding and machining are required to meet certain dimensional tolerances, leveraging novel reference surfaces on the part which cannot be leveraged using conventional gauges. The robot(s) may locate and mount welding and material removal tools to carry out the welding and material removal operations determined by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: STRATO, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Berg, Christopher J. Clark, Thomas J. Heyden, Kevin P. McGarvey, Michael Fortier
  • Patent number: 9956968
    Abstract: The invention relates to a railway car truck incorporating an interconnection between a side frame and a bearing adapter. The bearing adapter may receive a reduced coefficient of friction surface member in a recess on a top surface of the bearing adapter, facilitating a reduced lateral spring rate of the wheelset. Alternatively, or in combination, an adapter plate is received in the pedestal jaw on the bearing adapter to retain the reduced coefficient of friction surface member above or below the adapter plate. The adapter plate may be provided with surfaces about perpendicular to the longitudinal and lateral axes of the side frame to support elastomeric members, which may provide different longitudinal and lateral spring rates in response to a load applied to the truck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: STRATO, INC.
    Inventors: David Yuh-Shyang Lin, Thomas J. Heyden, Thomas R. Berg, Christopher J. Clark, Kevin P. McGarvey
  • Publication number: 20180094984
    Abstract: A sensing system for bins includes a bin with at least one light emitting diode operatively mounted to the bin. At least one receiver for detecting IR light from the at least one light emitting diode is also operatively mounted to the bin. A microcontroller is operatively connected to the at least one light emitting diode and the at least one receiver. A wireless transmitter is operatively connected to the microcontroller for relaying information regarding the content status of the bin to an indicator. The at least one light emitting diode, the at least one receiver, the wireless transmitter, and the microcontroller are operatively connected to a power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Robert Sadinski, Christopher J. Clark, Travis D. Shamp, Scott Wiley, Kevin R. Darrah, Robert Ralph Scaccia, Christopher H. Myers, Victor J. Griswold
  • Patent number: 9913652
    Abstract: An implantable medical device for insertion in the left atrial appendage includes a cap coupled to a frame. The cap constrains movement of the legs of the frame during collapse and expansion of the device, such that the device can be deployed, recalled and redeployed without the device being damaged or the legs of the frame getting tangled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Atritech, Inc.
    Inventors: John B. Bridgeman, Gregg Sutton, Christopher J. Clark
  • Publication number: 20180050708
    Abstract: A system and method for manufacturing and/or reconditioning side frames and bolsters for railway cars includes at least one robot adapted to access positions along the length of the part. A map of the part dimensions, which may be obtained by a probe or scanner on the robot(s), allows a processor to determine where welding and machining are required to meet certain dimensional tolerances, leveraging novel reference surfaces on the part which cannot be leveraged using conventional gauges. The robot(s) may locate and mount welding and material removal tools to carry out the welding and material removal operations determined by the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas R. BERG, Christopher J. CLARK, Thomas J. HEYDEN, Kevin P. McGarvey, Michael FORTIER
  • Patent number: 9861370
    Abstract: An occlusion device (e.g., for treatment of the left atrial appendage) includes a framework and a biocompatible covering disposed over at least a part of the framework. The framework may include a proximal portion, a middle portion, and a distal portion, wherein: the proximal portion includes a first hub that has a fixed first diameter; the middle portion has a second diameter and includes a plurality of beams extending from the first hub to a distal portion, wherein each of the plurality of beams is connected to an adjacent beam by a first circumferentially extending column of strut pairs; and the distal portion has a third diameter. In one or more embodiments, the framework includes improved circumferential strength and minimizes foreshortening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Clark, Brian Joseph Tischler, Dennis A. Peiffer, Timothy J. Ley, Thyna M. Chau
  • Patent number: 9806747
    Abstract: A system is provided with circuits and methods for dynamically reducing interference to maintain linear system operation and mitigate interference degradation to desired signal components. The system can include a binning subcircuit system configured to divide the digitized input signal into a plurality of spectral bins each having a power level. A power analysis subcircuit can be coupled to the binning subcircuit and configured to compare a collective power level of spectral bins to a threshold level that would produce nonlinear system operation. Based upon the collective power level exceeding the threshold level, outputting a gain control signal to a variable gain amplifier so that the system remains linear. This dynamic gain control can be applied to systems that receive and/or transmit signals. Residual interference components that degrade signal components can be dynamically removed by excision and the distortion introduced by the excision process can be reduced with equalization circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: The Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher J. Clark, Robert B. Dybdal, Fei Wang
  • Publication number: 20170303932
    Abstract: An occlusive implant system may include a catheter having a lumen extending therethrough, a core wire slidably and rotatably disposed within the lumen, the core wire having a threaded member disposed at a distal end, and a medical implant having an expandable frame, an occlusive element disposed on the frame, and a threaded insert coupled to a proximal portion of the frame, wherein the threaded member is removably coupled to the threaded insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED INC.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Clark, Mark McPhail, Brian J. Tischler, Dennis A. Peiffer, Burns P. Doran
  • Patent number: 9730701
    Abstract: An occlusive implant system may include a catheter having a lumen extending therethrough, a core wire slidably and rotatably disposed within the lumen, the core wire having a threaded member disposed at a distal end, and a medical implant having an expandable frame, an occlusive element disposed on the frame, and a threaded insert coupled to a proximal portion of the frame, wherein the threaded member is removably coupled to the threaded insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Tischler, Christopher J. Clark, Mark McPhail, Dennis A. Peiffer, Burns P. Doran
  • Publication number: 20170224354
    Abstract: A left atrial appendage closure implant may include a support frame including a first bend extending from a proximal collar to a second bend, a first segment extending from the second bend to a third bend, a second segment extending from the third bend to a fourth bend, and a third segment extending from the fourth bend to a distal collar, wherein the support frame is actuatable from a first constrained position to a second flowering position to a third mid-deployment position to a fourth unconstrained position. An implant may include a self-expanding support frame having a circumference and a central longitudinal axis, a membrane disposed over at least a portion of the support frame, and a plurality of anchors arranged into a first row and a second row such that the first row and the second row form a staggered pattern about the circumference of the support frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Joseph Tischler, Christopher J. Clark, Dennis A. Peiffer, Thyna M. Chau
  • Patent number: 9700323
    Abstract: A medical device including a medical device body that includes a first support structure, the medical device further comprising a first fixation anchor that includes a first anchor body extending between a first end and an opposing second end, and a hook portion extending from the first end, wherein the first anchor body engages the first support structure, and wherein the first fixation anchor is fabricated separate and apart from the medical device body. A method of making a medical device is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher J. Clark
  • Patent number: 9676518
    Abstract: A hanging, stackable and nestable bin for storing parts and components used in assembly includes a pair of footers and a pair of footer depressions having a complimentary shape to one another. The hanging, stackable and nestable bin also includes a notch with a projection formed in the floor of the bin that extends transversely along the rear wall of the bin and a complimentary shaped upper rear wall rim. The footer, footer depressions, notch and upper rear wall rim provide three point stacking support when one bin is stacked onto another bin. In addition, the hanging, stackable and nestable bin includes sidewalls that are generally planar at the rear portion of the bin which aid in facilitating nesting of one bin into another bin. A cleat formed in the top rear wall of the bin provides rear hanging support for the bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Akro-Mils, a Division of Myers Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis D. Shamp, Christopher J. Clark, Michael Weisburn
  • Publication number: 20170137173
    Abstract: A hanging, stackable and nestable bin for storing parts and components used in assembly includes a pair of footers and a pair of footer depressions having a complimentary shape to one another. The hanging, stackable and nestable bin also includes a notch with a projection formed in the floor of the bin that extends transversely along the rear wall of the bin and a complimentary shaped upper rear wall rim. The footer, footer depressions, notch and upper rear wall rim provide three point stacking support when one bin is stacked onto another bin. In addition, the hanging, stackable and nestable bin includes sidewalls that are generally planar at the rear portion of the bin which aid in facilitating nesting of one bin into another bin. A cleat formed in the top rear wall of the bin provides rear hanging support for the bin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Travis D. Shamp, Christopher J. Clark, Michael Weisburn
  • Patent number: 9628122
    Abstract: A system is provided with circuits and methods for dynamically reducing interference to maintain linear system operation and mitigate interference degradation to desired signal components. The system can include a binning subcircuit system configured to divide the digitized input signal into a plurality of spectral bins each having a power level. A power analysis subcircuit can be coupled to the binning subcircuit and configured to compare a collective power level of spectral bins to a threshold level that would produce nonlinear system operation. Based upon the collective power level exceeding the threshold level, outputting a gain control signal to a variable gain amplifier so that the system remains linear. This dynamic gain control can be applied to systems that receive and/or transmit signals. Residual interference components that degrade signal components can be dynamically removed by excision and the distortion introduced by the excision process can be reduced with equalization circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: The Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher J. Clark, Robert B. Dybdal, Fei Wang