Patents by Inventor Clifford WILSON

Clifford WILSON 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: 20210007724
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices and methods for delivery of a ferrofluid to a targeted treatment site, such as delivery of a ferroadhesive to a pathological fistula to occlude the fistula. A device includes a catheter having a lumen and a distal opening. A hollow solenoid is coupled to a distal section of the catheter, and a hollow core of the solenoid allows passage of a ferrofluid through the catheter and through the hollow core so that it may exit past the distal end of the hollow solenoid. The solenoid may be selectively actuated to maintain or control the position of the delivered ferrofluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen Clifford Waller, Alyssa Kirk Rollando, Richard Kevin Gilroy, Philip Lee Johnson, James Marion Stiles, Sara Ellen Wilson
  • Publication number: 20200290398
    Abstract: A non-pneumatic wheel having a hub, an outer tread band and a plurality of spokes connecting the hub with the outer tread band, each of the plurality of spokes having first and second spoke elements joined by a body comprised of an elastomer connecting the first spoke element to the second spoke element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Clifford WILSON, Clayton BOHN, JR., Steven M CRON, Timothy Brett RHYNE
  • Publication number: 20200284935
    Abstract: A data seismic sensing system and method for obtaining seismic refraction data and tomography data. The system may comprise a subsurface sensor array, wherein the subsurface sensor array is a fiber optic cable disposed near a wellbore, a seismic source, wherein the seismic source is a truck-mounted seismic vibrator comprising a base plate, and a surface sensor array, wherein the surface sensor array is coupled to the seismic source. The method may comprise disposing a surface sensor array on a surface, disposing a subsurface sensor array into a wellbore, activating a seismic source, wherein the seismic source is configured to create a seismic wave, recording a reflected seismic wave with the surface sensor array and the subsurface sensor array, and creating a seismic refraction data and a seismic tomography data from the reflected seismic wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Clifford Bland, Glenn Andrew Wilson
  • Publication number: 20200276866
    Abstract: A non-pneumatic wheel having a hub (12), an outer tread band (200) and a plurality of spokes (100) connecting the hub (12) with the outer tread band (200), each of the plurality of spokes (10) having first and second support elements joined by a first elastomeric joint body (130) connecting the first support element to the second support element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Clifford WILSON, Clayton BOHN, Jr., Steven M CRON, Timothy Brett RHYNE
  • Publication number: 20200072993
    Abstract: A method for improving a signal-to-noise ratio of distributed acoustic sensing data may comprise transmitting an acoustic wave from an acoustic source into a subterranean formation, recording a first acoustic noise at a first time interval with a distributed acoustic sensing system, recording at least one acoustic wave and a second acoustic noise at a second time interval with the distributed acoustic sensing system, calculating a noise spectrum from the first time interval, calculating the noise spectrum in the second time interval, and removing the noise spectrum from acoustic data measured during the second time interval to identify acoustic data of the subterranean formation. A system may comprise an acoustic source, a distributed acoustic sensing system disposed within a well, and an information handling system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Andrew Wilson, Henry Clifford Bland
  • Patent number: 10575839
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices and methods for delivery of a ferrofluid to a targeted treatment site, such as delivery of a ferroadhesive to a pathological fistula to occlude the fistula. A device includes a catheter having a lumen and a distal opening. A hollow solenoid is coupled to a distal section of the catheter, and a hollow core of the solenoid allows passage of a ferrofluid through the catheter and through the hollow core so that it may exit past the distal end of the hollow solenoid. The solenoid may be selectively actuated to maintain or control the position of the delivered ferrofluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: University of Kansas
    Inventors: Stephen Clifford Waller, Alyssa Kirk Rollando, Richard Kevin Gilroy, Philip Lee Johnson, James Marion Stiles, Sara Ellen Wilson
  • Publication number: 20190322137
    Abstract: A shear band that may be used e.g., in a non-pneumatic tire is provided. The shear band uses interlaced reinforcing elements positioned within a shear layer of elastomeric material. A variety of configurations may be used to create the interlaced positioning of the reinforcing elements including e.g., a horizontal diamond or vertical diamond configuration. The shear layer formed from a rubber composition having a very low hysteresis reinforced with silica.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Clifford WILSON, Clayton BOHN, Jr., Timothy Brett RHYNE, Steven M CRON
  • Publication number: 20190248189
    Abstract: A heavy truck tire tread that includes a series of at least 50 similar tread features repeated along its longitudinal direction that include two ducts extending from the surface in the thickness direction, the ducts being joined together by one sipe. They further have one void in fluid communication with the two ducts, the void extending substantially parallel to the tread surface and having a void section area of at least 10 mm2. The tread is formed at least in part of a rubber composition comprising at least 75 phr of a first rubber component selected from a polybutadiene rubber (BR), a styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) or combinations thereof having a Tg of between ?80° C. and ?110° C. The rubber composition may further include at least 40 phr of a plasticizing resin having a Tg of at least 25° C. and a reinforcing filler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Frederic VAUTARD, Constantine KHRIPIN, Stefan VOSS, Clifford WILSON
  • Publication number: 20190160327
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus that is adapted for use with a leg exercising machine on a surface, the exercise apparatus includes a support beam having a longitudinal axis, the support beam including a proximal end portion and an opposing distal end portion with the longitudinal axis spanning therebetween, wherein there is also a means for removably engaging the support beam proximal end portion to the leg exercising machine. Further included in the exercise apparatus is a grasping arm having a first end portion and an opposing second end portion with a lengthwise axis spanning therebetween, the first end portion is affixed to the distal end portion, wherein operationally an individual user of the leg exercising machine grasps with their hand the arm for stability and support to effect a soft skeletal joint support wherein the user can engage in upper body exercise as well using the arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventor: Alan Clifford Wilson
  • Patent number: 9724557
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus and method for rotational and vertical movement, the exercise apparatus including a base with a stabilizing foot extending substantially perpendicular to the lengthwise axis, further included is a support beam having proximal and distal end portions, wherein the proximal end extends from the base. Also included is a suspension handle that is disposed adjacent to the distal end and a pivotally attached platform attached to the base. Wherein operationally, on the exercise apparatus an individual standing on the platform can simultaneously grasp the suspension handle to initiate a whole body twisting motion via a pivotal movement of the platform situated as between the suspension handle and the pivoting platform with the ability to add a pull up exercise using the suspension handle, wherein the suspension handle provides added stability and support to the individual for effecting a soft skeletal joint vertical support that is variable at will.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventor: Alan Clifford Wilson
  • Publication number: 20170113090
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus and method for rotational and vertical movement, the exercise apparatus including a base with a stabilizing foot extending substantially perpendicular to the lengthwise axis, further included is a support beam having proximal and distal end portions, wherein the proximal end extends from the base. Also included is a suspension handle that is disposed adjacent to the distal end and a pivotally attached platform attached to the base. Wherein operationally, on the exercise apparatus an individual standing on the platform can simultaneously grasp the suspension handle to initiate a whole body twisting motion via a pivotal movement of the platform situated as between the suspension handle and the pivoting platform with the ability to add a pull up exercise using the suspension handle, wherein the suspension handle provides added stability and support to the individual for effecting a soft skeletal joint vertical support that is variable at will.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventor: Alan Clifford Wilson
  • Patent number: 9060141
    Abstract: A system and method of reducing undesirable image artifacts such as image tear and image smearing are described. The system can include a series of pixels and enhanced sensitivity circuits. The circuit can be configured so as to operate in an enhanced sensitivity mode having a combination of sample and hold circuits and binning functions, the combination acting so as to reduce the undesirable imaging artifacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: SELEX ES LTD
    Inventors: Mark Clifford Wilson, Peter Michael Thorne
  • Publication number: 20120154597
    Abstract: A system and method of reducing undesirable image artefacts such as image tear and image smearing are described. The system can include a series of pixels and enhanced sensitivity circuits. The circuit can be configured so as to operate in an enhanced sensitivity mode having a combination of sample and hold circuits and binning functions, the combination acting so as to reduce the undesirable imaging artefacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: Selex Galileo Limited
    Inventors: Mark Clifford Wilson, Peter Michael Thorne
  • Publication number: 20110086744
    Abstract: The current invention is an exercise apparatus and method adapted for use with a leg exercising machine, the exercise apparatus including a base, a support beam having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the proximal end portion extends from the base. Further included in the exercise apparatus is an omni-directional movable joint element that is disposed adjacent to the distal end portion and a grasping arm, with the grasping arm being received within the omni-directional movable joint element, wherein the grasping arm is operational to have omni-directional movement relative to the support beam. Also included in the exercise apparatus is a dampening element that is disposed between the support beam and the grasping arm, the dampening element is operational to dampen the omnidirectional movement such that an individual using the leg exercising machine can grasp the arm for stability and support for a soft skeletal joint support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventor: Alan Clifford Wilson
  • Patent number: 7918767
    Abstract: The current invention is an exercise apparatus and method adapted for use with a leg exercising machine, the exercise apparatus including a base, a support beam having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the proximal end portion extends from the base. Further included in the exercise apparatus is an omni-directional movable joint element that is disposed adjacent to the distal end portion and a grasping arm, with the grasping arm being received within the omni-directional movable joint element, wherein the grasping arm is operational to have omni-directional movement relative to the support beam. Also included in the exercise apparatus is a dampening element that is disposed between the support beam and the grasping arm, the dampening element is operational to dampen the omnidirectional movement such that an individual using the leg exercising machine can grasp the arm for stability and support for a soft skeletal joint support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Inventor: Alan Clifford Wilson
  • Patent number: 4191337
    Abstract: Apparatus for breaking up vegetable matter is disclosed. The apparatus may be stationary, material being delivered thereto for treatment, or mobile; e.g., a lawn mower which is moved over a lawn to cut grass. Other mobile embodiments will include apparatus for reaping or harvesting crops more generally. In both the stationary and mobile forms, the apparatus disclosed includes an elliptical blade obliquely mounted on a shaft such that the periphery of the blade generates a cylindrical surface upon rotation of the shaft. Material is cut by the shearing engagement of the periphery of the blade with an edge lying on the cylindrical surface. Cut material is carried into the rotational "cylinder" and discharged radially therefrom. In preferred stationary embodiments of the invention the "cylinder" will be positively defined by a drum having inlet and outlet openings in the cylindrical surface thereof, the openings defining the edge at which initial cutting is effected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1980
    Assignee: Rotocrop International, Ltd.
    Inventor: Clifford A. Wilson
  • Patent number: 4125394
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of producing compost from decomposing vegetable matter in a bin which provides access to a lower portion of the decomposing matter for removal thereof without substantially disturbing other matter contained therein. A plurality of similar panels are interconnected to form a bin wall in which one or more panels may be raised to afford access to the interior of the bin. The sides of each panel comprise complementary cross-sections which engage to provide a draught resistant seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1978
    Assignee: Rotocrop International, Limited
    Inventor: Clifford A. Wilson