Patents by Inventor Clifford A. Martin

Clifford A. Martin 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: 10463034
    Abstract: A fishing rod holder consists of a first panel, a second panel, a plurality of connecting members, a first strap portion, and a second strap portion. The plurality of connecting members is positioned in between the first panel and the second panel. The spacing between each of the plurality of connecting members allows a user to position a fishing rod handle in between an arbitrary connecting member and an adjacent connecting member selected from the plurality of connecting members. Since the plurality of connecting members is radially positioned, the fishing rod can be mounted at a preferred angle. The first strap portion and the second strap portion are used for attaching purposes. When the apparatus is being used with an external weighted object, the first strap portion and the second strap portion are wrapped around the external weighted object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Garry Roy Dintheer, Brad Clifford Martin
  • Patent number: 10318271
    Abstract: A method and system for renewing software at the component-level is provided. A client program includes a base component for loading a software component into at least one loadable region of the program to update the program. Code in the software component is for writing state data associating the state of the update in storage, upon execution of the software component, and testing the state data to verify condition of the updated program and disallowing rollback and roll-forward attacks, the state data comprising hash chain values. The state data for verifying the correctness of the updated program is entangled with application data used for the program functionality. A server includes: an update pool having a plurality of software updates deployed in each client, and a policy control for monitoring and controlling at least one of: the length of time the client runs until the software update is invoked, a chain of the updates; and the granularity of the update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: IRDETO CANADA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Clifford Liem, Hongrui Dong, Sam Martin, Yuan Xiang Gu, Michael Wiener
  • Publication number: 20190170103
    Abstract: A fuel injector includes a nozzle including at least one outer orifice. The at least one outer orifice selectively injects a first fuel. An outer check is disposed movably within the nozzle. The outer check includes at least one first orifice and at least one second orifice. The at least one first orifice and the at least one second orifice are disposed circumferentially spaced apart with respect to one another. Each of the at least one first orifice and the at least one second orifice selectively injects a second fuel. An inner check is disposed movably and concentrically within the outer check. The at least one outer orifice is adapted to selectively injects at least one of the first fuel and the second fuel therethrough based on a position of each of the outer check and the inner check.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Glen Clifford Martin, Jonathan W. Anders, Robert M. Campion, Bobby John
  • Publication number: 20190145340
    Abstract: A fuel injector includes a nozzle having at least one first orifice. The at least one first orifice selectively injects a first fuel. An outer check is located movably within the nozzle. The outer check includes at least one second orifice. The at least one second orifice selectively injects a second fuel. An inner check is located movably and concentrically within the outer check. The at least one first orifice is adapted to selectively inject at least one of the first fuel and the second fuel therethrough based on a position of each of the outer check and the inner check.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Bobby John, Glen Clifford Martin, Jonathan W. Anders, Robert M. Campion
  • Publication number: 20190145339
    Abstract: A fuel injector includes a nozzle having at least one first orifice provided therein. The at least one first orifice is adapted to selectively inject one of a fuel and an oxidant. An outer check is disposed movably within the nozzle. The outer check includes at least one second orifice provided therein. The at least one second orifice is adapted to selectively inject an other of the oxidant and the fuel. An inner check is disposed movably and concentrically within the outer chock. The at least one second orifice is adapted to align with respect to the at least one first orifice to selectively inject the fuel and the oxidant together through the at least one first orifice based on a position of each of the outer check and the inner check.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Bobby John, Glen Clifford Martin, Jonathan W. Anders, Robert M. Campion
  • Publication number: 20190138567
    Abstract: Hardware implementations of, and methods for processing, a convolution layer of a DNN that comprise a plurality of convolution engines wherein the input data and weights are provided to the convolution engines in an order that allows input data and weights read from memory to be used in at least two filter-window calculations performed either by the same convolution engine in successive cycles or by different convolution engines in the same cycle. For example, in some hardware implementations of a convolution layer the convolution engines are configured to process the same weights but different input data each cycle, but the input data for each convolution engine remains the same for at least two cycles so that the convolution engines use the same input data in at least two consecutive cycles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Chris Martin, David Hough, Clifford Gibson, Daniel Barnard
  • Publication number: 20190063391
    Abstract: A fuel injector assembly for an engine. The engine includes a cylinder head defining a through-hole. The fuel injector assembly includes an insert, having a first end and a second end, configured to be received within the through-hole and coupled to the cylinder head. The insert defines a bore extending from the first end to the second end. The fuel injector assembly further includes a fuel injector including a plurality of orifices, received within the bore of the insert; and a duct structure including a plurality of ducts, coupled to the insert such that the plurality of ducts align with the plurality of orifices to at least partially receive one or more fuel jets from the plurality of orifices of the fuel injector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Glen Clifford Martin, Chad Palmer Koci, Kenth I Svensson, Yongli Qi, Eric Donald Wiebrecht
  • Publication number: 20190008130
    Abstract: A fishing rod holder consists of a first panel, a second panel, a plurality of connecting members, a first strap portion, and a second strap portion. The plurality of connecting members is positioned in between the first panel and the second panel. The spacing between each of the plurality of connecting members allows a user to position a fishing rod handle in between an arbitrary connecting member and an adjacent connecting member selected from the plurality of connecting members. Since the plurality of connecting members is radially positioned, the fishing rod can be mounted at a preferred angle. The first strap portion and the second strap portion are used for attaching purposes. When the apparatus is being used with an external weighted object, the first strap portion and the second strap portion are wrapped around the external weighted object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: GARRY ROY DINTHEER, BRAD CLIFFORD MARTIN
  • Publication number: 20180363614
    Abstract: An injector tip for a fuel injector includes an exterior surface, and an interior surface defining a sac region therein. The injector tip is also configured to define at least one orifice radially extending from the interior surface to the exterior surface. The orifice is disposed in communication with the sac region located adjacent to the interior surface. Further, the injector tip also includes a mound that is defined on the interior surface such that the mound is integrally formed with the interior surface adjacent to the sac region. The mound is configured to extend along an axis of the sac region and terminate prior to a perimeter of the at least one orifice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Glen Clifford Martin
  • Patent number: 10012196
    Abstract: A duct structure for a fuel injector assembly of an engine includes a first ring structure, a plurality of ducts, a plurality of posts, and an engagement structure. The fuel injector assembly includes a fuel injector having a plurality of orifices to discharge fuel. The first ring structure is configured to be coupled to a cylinder head of the engine, and defines a central axis. The ducts are circularly arrayed around the central axis, and are configured to provide passages to the fuel discharged from the fuel injector. The posts connect the ducts to the first ring structure. Further, the engagement structure is configured to engage with the fuel injector to align the ducts with the orifices such that each of the plurality of ducts is configured to receive fuel discharged from a corresponding one of the plurality of orifices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Yongli Qi, Kenth I Svensson, Glen Clifford Martin, Chad Palmer Koci
  • Publication number: 20180137260
    Abstract: A product programming system includes a product subject to maintenance, part refurbishment and/or part replacement that has a security device communicatively coupled to a computing device programmed to re-authorize normal operation of the product when a predetermined number of uses has been reached or a predetermined period of time has lapsed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Cary McGhin, Iulian CIOANTA, Christopher CASHMAN, Clifford MARTIN
  • Publication number: 20070247284
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the automatic determination of cable connections on a patch panel employs a reduced number of RFID antennas. A plurality of RFID antennas, each positioned so as to be in close proximity to each of a set of device ports of a patch panel, each comprises a series of resonators that correspond to the individual device ports (i.e., cable connector locations) in the set. The resonators may comprise in-line circuitry within the antennas, or other means for producing given impedance values at the cable connector locations. In operation, the power supplied to a given antenna is varied (e.g., in a step-wise fashion), so that the antenna field may be advantageously shaped to include a given subset of the device ports in the set and to exclude the others, thereby allowing the system to read individual RFID tags (connected to particular device ports) selectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventors: Clifford Martin, Wee Ng, Cuong Tran
  • Publication number: 20070236355
    Abstract: An RF antenna grid design in which the antenna array is installed on a patch panel cover allows for the retrofitting of an RF antenna grid on existing patch panel based systems without disrupting network operation. An apparatus for determining connectivity between device ports on a patch panel and cable ends having corresponding RFID tags attached thereto comprises a patch panel having a plurality of device ports and a patch panel cover comprising a plurality of RFID antennas, where each of the RFID antennas comprises one or more protruding portions thereof, each of the protruding portions of the RFID antennas being in close physical proximity to one or more of the plurality of device ports when the patch panel cover is positioned in a fixed positional relationship to the patch panel (e.g., when the patch panel cover is “attached” to the patch panel).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventors: Michael Flaster, Clifford Martin, Wee Ng, Cuong Tran
  • Patent number: 7127361
    Abstract: A method and system for determining fuel delivery frequency and volume for a combustion system is provided. A delivery history of fuel deliveries to a fuel combustion system fuel storage tank is collected. The heating degree days for each time period between deliveries is ascertained. The volume of fuel used per day between each delivery is then calculated. A relationship is then established between volume of fuel used per day and heating degree days per day, for the plurality of fuel deliveries for the combustion system. Desirably the relationship is established by plotting the volume used per day vs. heating degree days per day for the combustion system. A desired volume of fuel for the next delivery is chosen. The number of elapsed days from the last delivery and the elapsed number of heating degree days per day are tracked. Periodically, the expected fuel use is calculated using the relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Energy Research Center, Inc
    Inventors: John E. Batey, Clifford A. Martin
  • Publication number: 20060121880
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for enabling message transmission between multiple communication environments such as the Internet and a wireless communications network, wherein user authentication and billing may be performed and wherein access rights associated with one environment may be advantageously inherited by another. The method enables the transmission of electronic messages (such as e-mail or SMS text messages) by registering two or more individual identities, each represented by a communications handle (such as an e-mail address or a mobile phone number), and by associating each of these two or more registered identities with each other, binding them into an equivalence class of identities, wherein one or more attributes of at least one of these identities becomes associated with the other identity. Illustratively, a sender-pays business (i.e., billing) model for e-mail to mobile message transmission and access rights to an internal enterprise database from a mobile phone are advantageously enabled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Inventors: Lawrence Cowsar, Michael Flaster, Clifford Martin, Wim Sweldens
  • Publication number: 20060023639
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for verifying that a description of a network corresponds to communication paths of the network. The verification is accomplished by accessing data that represents of a plurality of logical links of the network. A determination is made whether each of the logical links correspond to a communication path of the network. This determination utilizes criteria, which includes: link data; adapter data; and connection data. Thereafter, an indication of whether the logical links correspond to communication paths of the network is provided. If each logical link does not have a corresponding communication path, additional information related to the reason for the non-correspondence may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2004
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventors: Philip Bohannon, Steven Fortune, Clifford Martin
  • Publication number: 20050219050
    Abstract: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags and an antenna grid are used for automatic determination of cable connections. An RF antenna grid is advantageously employed on a device having a plurality of device ports (e.g., cable connection points) which may, for example, be physically organized in a two-dimensional arrangement. Then, when RFID tags are fixed to one or more cable ends, it can advantageously be determined which of the one or more cables are connected to which of the ports on the device. The RF antenna grid may comprise a plurality of individual antennas which are advantageously multiplexed such that a single RFID reader can handle the sensing for all antennas. Also, opposing ends of a given cable may be advantageously provided with RFID tags having related ID codes such that connections which exist between two connected ports of the device may be easily and efficiently determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Publication date: October 6, 2005
    Inventor: Clifford Martin
  • Publication number: 20050203469
    Abstract: Continuous performance monitoring and an automated alert system are provided for a postoperative fluid drainage procedure. The system uses an automated controller in communication with at least one sensor that monitors the amount of liquid collected during the procedure. The controller compares current collection data with historical collection data to identify trends that can be indicative of problems in the patient's recovery or in system drainage. Upon identifying such trends, the controller automatically provides an alarm to alert the care provider so that the system can be checked and remedial action taken.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventors: Alec Bobroff, Clifford Martin, Phillip Dolliver
  • Patent number: 6251291
    Abstract: A reservoir-and filter system for receiving fluid and for removing impurities from fluid is provided in an embodiment of the invention. The system includes a housing with at least two cavities; a first cavity with at least one unfiltered-fluid inlet and a second cavity with at least one filtrate outlet. In this embodiment, a filter member is disposed so as to separate the cavities. In addition, a filtering trap is disposed so as to directly accept fluid as it enters the first cavity, filter it, and minimize clogging of the filter member. A coarse filter shroud providing a funnel shape at the opening of a cup-shaped trap is included in a preferred embodiment. In an embodiment, at least one gas outlet adaptable for connection to a vacuum source is associated with the second cavity. A method for removing impurities from blood within an extracorporeal circuit is also provided in a further embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Tranfusion Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: David G. Lamphere, Thomas D. Headley, Clair L. Strohl, Clifford Martin
  • Patent number: 4916319
    Abstract: A beam intensity profilometer produces a fluorescent emission distribution having a spatial distribution linearly proportional to the local intensity of an incident UV beam shined into the profilometer. The spatial distribution of the UV beam is analyzed and displayed as a function of the fluorescent emission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1990
    Assignee: Tauton Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William B. Telfair, Clifford A. Martin, Paul R. Yoder, Eugene I. Gordon