Patents by Inventor Clifford Brown

Clifford Brown 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: 11459055
    Abstract: A stem for a bicycle comprises a body (14), an electrical device such as a power storage means (20), and a connecting means (24, 26). The body (14) has first and second apertures therein. The electrical device is located within the body. The connecting means enables electrical connection through the at least one first aperture, to enable supply of power to the device. The second aperture enables insertion of the device into the body and removal therefrom. A handlebar can be attached to the stem over the second aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventor: Rupert Clifford-Brown
  • Publication number: 20210345739
    Abstract: A handle 10 for a pole that houses within its body 12 a power means housing 20, the housing 20 having an electrical power storage means 50 where a device can be connected to the handle 10 and supplied with electrical energy from the storage means 50. Due to increased demands of portable electricity, during outdoor activities, the handle 10 allows a means to easily carry and supply electricity for devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventor: Rupert Clifford-Brown
  • Publication number: 20210071606
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for regenerating an aftertreatment device of a vehicle. In one example, a method may include adjusting conditions of the regeneration in response to a stickiness of the exhaust valve. Adjusting conditions may include adjusting an air/fuel ratio and/or a post-injection amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: John Paul Bogema, Joseph Goode, Kirk Andrew Parrish, Peter Mitchell Lyon, Sanket Anil Gujarathi, William Clifford Brown
  • Patent number: 10920695
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for regenerating an aftertreatment device of a vehicle. In one example, a method may include adjusting conditions of the regeneration in response to a stickiness of the exhaust valve. Adjusting conditions may include adjusting an air/fuel ratio and/or a post-injection amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Paul Bogema, Joseph Goode, Kirk Andrew Parrish, Peter Mitchell Lyon, Sanket Anil Gujarathi, William Clifford Brown
  • Publication number: 20200047842
    Abstract: A stem for a bicycle comprises a body (14), an electrical device such as a power storage means (20), and a connecting means (24, 26). The body (14) has first and second apertures therein. The electrical device is located within the body. The connecting means enables electrical connection through the at least one first aperture, to enable supply of power to the device. The second aperture enables insertion of the device into the body and removal therefrom. A handlebar can be attached to the stem over the second aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventor: Rupert Clifford-Brown
  • Patent number: 10045557
    Abstract: Methods of selectively reducing constituents in tobacco as well as the tobacco obtained by such methods are disclosed. Subcritical fluids, e.g., liquid carbon dioxide, serve as the reduction media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignees: US Smokeless Tobacco Co., Phasex Corporation
    Inventors: Val Krukonis, Hans Schonemann, Anthony Gudinas, Paula M. Wetmore, Kara Williams, Carl H. Midgett, Clifford Brown Bennett, Harry Yizhou Zheng, Kathleen S. Johnston
  • Publication number: 20140041675
    Abstract: Methods of selectively reducing constituents in tobacco as well as the tobacco obtained by such methods are disclosed. Subcritical fluids, e.g., liquid carbon dioxide, serve as the reduction media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicants: Phasex Corporation, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC
    Inventors: Val KRUKONIS, Hans SCHONEMANN, Anthony GUDINAS, Paula M. WETMORE, Kara WILLIAMS, Carl H. MIDGETT, Clifford Brown BENNETT, Harry Yizhou ZHENG, Kathleen S. JOHNSTON
  • Patent number: 8555895
    Abstract: Methods of selectively reducing constituents in tobacco as well as the tobacco obtained by such methods are disclosed. Subcritical fluids, e.g., liquid carbon dioxide, serve as the reduction media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignees: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC, Phasex Corporation
    Inventors: Val Krukonis, Hans Schonemann, Anthony Gudinas, Paula M. Wetmore, Kara Williams, Carl H. Midgett, Clifford Brown Bennett, Harry Y. Zheng, Kathleen S. Johnston
  • Publication number: 20130154350
    Abstract: A marine electrical system may include a first electrical subsystem and a second electrical subsystem. A jumper switching device may be interposed between the first and second subsystem. The jumper switching device may have normally open contacts. The first electrical subsystem may remain electrically independent from the second electrical subsystem except when the normally open contacts of the jumper switching device are closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: Clifford BROWN
  • Patent number: 7991044
    Abstract: A device and methods for automatically diagnosing impairments in a digital quadrature amplitude modulated signal is disclosed. The impairments include phase noise, compression, coherent interference, and non-coherent interference. The device comprises a phase noise detector, a compression detector, and an interference detector. The phase noise detector detects phase noise by analyzing data points of an amplitude quadrature modulated constellation for orthogonal deviations from ideal points. The compression detector detects compression by analyzing the magnitudes of vectors from the constellation's origin to data points of the constellation. The interference detector detects coherent and non-coherent interference by detecting error signals in the data points and then analyzing the distribution of the error signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Sunrise Telecom Incorporated
    Inventors: Clifford Brown, James E. Barker
  • Publication number: 20110067715
    Abstract: Methods of selectively reducing constituents in tobacco as well as the tobacco obtained by such methods are disclosed. Subcritical fluids, e.g., liquid carbon dioxide, serve as the reduction media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicants: US Smokeless Tobacco Co., Phasex Corporation
    Inventors: Val Krukonis, Hans Schonemann, Anthony Gudinas, Paula M. Wetmore, Kara Williams, Carl H. Midgett, Clifford Brown Bennett, Harry Y. Zheng, Kathleen S. Johnston
  • Patent number: 7798151
    Abstract: Methods of selectively reducing constituents in tobacco as well as the tobacco obtained by such methods are disclosed. Subcritical fluids, e.g., liquid carbon dioxide, serve as the reduction media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignees: US Smokeless Tobacco Co., Phasex Corporation
    Inventors: Val Krukonis, Hans Schonemann, Anthony Gudinas, Paula M. Wetmore, Kara Williams, Carl H. Midgett, Clifford Brown Bennett, Harry Y. Zheng, Kathleen S. Johnston
  • Patent number: 7504451
    Abstract: A polymer composition is provided that comprises a polymer and a synergistic flame retardant additive combination which comprises a nano-clay and a second filler. The second filler may be a material with known flame retardant properties, an inert filler or a combination of the same. The preferred nano-clay is Cloisite, the preferred second filler is aluminium trihydroxide. The presence of this flame retardant additive combination in polymers increases the strength of the char that forms during combustion. The formation of a strong char creates a barrier to ignition of the underlying material, for example electrical cables that have been provided with a coating of the polymeric composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Rockwood Clay Additives, GmbH
    Inventors: Stephen Clifford Brown, Marie-Laure Bastiment, Kenneth Arthur Evans, Javier Prieto Garcia
  • Patent number: 6779616
    Abstract: A motorized directionally steerable trailer tongue jack having a height adjustment system, a steering system, a drive system, a mounting plate, and a control system. The height adjustment system includes a power transmission screw. The power transmission screw is secured to the drive system at one end and proceeds to pass through the height adjustment system, the mounting plate, and the steering system. The power transmission screw engages the height adjustment system through threaded receipt in a power sleeve nut, and engages the steering system via receipt in a steering sleeve that fixes the relative position of the screw and the sleeve. The power transmission screw and power sleeve nut may be self-locking. The control system may include a wireless user pendent. The control system permits a user to move and steer a trailer while adjusting the tongue height to cooperate with a vehicle hitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Inventor: Clifford Brown
  • Publication number: 20040112394
    Abstract: Methods of selectively reducing constituents in tobacco as well as the tobacco obtained by such methods are disclosed. Subcritical fluids, e.g., liquid carbon dioxide, serve as the reduction media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventors: Val Krukonis, Hans Schonemann, Anthony Gudinas, Paula M. Wetmore, Kara Williams, Carl H. Midgett, Clifford Brown Bennett, Harry Y. Zheng, Kathleen S. Johnston
  • Patent number: 6495610
    Abstract: Methanol and higher hydrocarbons are produced by synthesising the hydrocarbons from a synthesis gas containing hydrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide by the Fischer-Tropsch reaction, separating the higher hydrocarbons, and synthesising methanol from the residual gas. Preferably hydrogen is separated from the synthesis gas prior to the Fischer-Tropsch reaction and at least part of the separated hydrogen is added to the residual gas prior to methanol synthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: Imperial Chemical Industries PLC
    Inventor: Frank Clifford Brown
  • Patent number: 5780635
    Abstract: A base synthesis process and catalyst for the preparation of pyridine or its alkylpyridine derivatives involving the catalytic reaction of one or more aldehydes and/or ketones containing from one to about five carbon atoms, with at least one reactant having more than one carbon atom, with ammonia in the gas phase. The catalyst comprises an effective amount of a large-pore zeolite having been prepared with a silica to alumina ratio of at least 15, and at least a first dimension having first channels formed by twelve-membered rings, and a second dimension having second channels formed by ten- or twelve-membered rings which intersect the first channels. The preferred zeolite is a zeolite having the structure of zeolite beta.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Assignee: Reilly Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin Hugh McAteer, Douglas Clifford Brown, Robert Drummond Davis, Sr.
  • Patent number: 3969645
    Abstract: A shaded pole motor having a shading loop or band that fits with an interference fit adjacent the field plate stack of laminations at the location thereon adjacent the field winding, but having ample clearance space from the stack adjacent the ends of the stack; whereby an epoxy coating can be used to insulate the stack and shading loop from the windings. The shading loop adjacent the ends of the stack further projects well beyond the ends of the stack distances comparable to the breadth of the winding, whereby the winding is mechanically constrained on the stack in part by the shading loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1975
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1976
    Assignee: McGraw-Edison Company
    Inventors: Willard Spotts, Clifford Brown