Patents by Inventor Clinton R. Smith

Clinton R. Smith 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: 20190343527
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include apparatuses, systems, and methods for facilitating surgical anastomosis between bodily passages. In an illustrative embodiment, an eversion mechanism is configured to partially evert a distal portion of an opening of a receiving passage and further configured to leave a proximal portion of the opening of the receiving passage in a non-everted position. A donor support mechanism is configured to partially evert a distal portion of an opening at an end of a donor passage and further configured to leave a first proximal portion of the end of the donor passage in a non-everted position. The donor support mechanism is further configured to form a passage juncture at the end of the donor passage and the opening of the receiving passage. A suturing mechanism is configured to motivate a filament through a generally helical path around the passage juncture to suture the donor passage to the receiving passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Spiration, Inc., d/b/a Olympus Respiratory America
    Inventors: Adam Lee Smith, Clifton A. Alferness, Gina M. Muia-Longman, Clinton L. Finger, David R. Seward
  • Patent number: 10402890
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention relate to systems and methods for receiving an order that has been gathered and is ready for packaging. After the order is received, a tracking code can be scanned. The tracking code may be associated with packaging information relating to the order's packaging attributes. A request can then be send to a packaging system to generate a packaging template. The packaging system can then generate the requested packaging template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Packsize LLC
    Inventors: Niklas Pettersson, Chris R. Featherstone, Clinton P. Smith, Robert Lingstuyl, Jeffrey Lee Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 10010086
    Abstract: A crab butchering machine removes the carapace, mandibles and tail from a crab by timing actuation of tools depending upon the measured dimensions of the carapace. A measuring tool determines the location of the front and rear of the carapace relative to the saddle, securing and advancing the crab through the machine. The positions of the ends of the tools that operate on the crab are known. After measuring, the crab is advanced into a calculated position relative to a first tool, whereby an arm moves upwards, separating the carapace from the crab. The crab is next advanced past a 10 second tool that lifts the carapace away from the crab carcass, allowing a third tool to move upwards, separating the carapace and tail from the carcass when the saddle is in a second calculated position. The remaining leg clusters are separated and released from the saddle for further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Robert D. Courage, Thorir Einarsson, Clinton R. Smith
  • Publication number: 20170273321
    Abstract: A crab butchering machine removes the carapace, mandibles and tail from a crab by timing actuation of tools depending upon the measured dimensions of the carapace. A measuring tool determines the location of the front and rear of the carapace relative to the saddle, securing and advancing the crab through the machine. The positions of the ends of the tools that operate on the crab are known. After measuring, the crab is advanced into a calculated position relative to a first tool, whereby an arm moves upwards, separating the carapace from the crab. The crab is next advanced past a second tool that lifts the carapace away from the crab carcass, allowing a third tool to move upwards, separating the carapace and tail from the carcass when the saddle is in a second calculated position. The remaining leg clusters are separated and released from the saddle for further processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Robert D. COURAGE, Thorir EINARSSON, Clinton R. Smith
  • Patent number: 4734213
    Abstract: Solutions of ethylene-propylene copolymers grafted with vinyl containing monomers, maleic anhydride or ethylenically unsaturated acids including functionalized derivatives thereof, reacted with polyols, polyamines and hydroxamines, as well as hydrogenated butadiene or isoprene copolymers, which solutions have haze-forming tendencies in mineral oil and are generally useful as multifunctional lubricating oil additives, are reduced in haze-forming tendencies by treatment with 0.5 to 25 wt. % of an alkyl hydroxy benzene compound, such as nonyl or dodecyl phenol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1988
    Assignee: Exxon Research & Engineering Co.
    Inventors: Phillip W. Brewster, Clinton R. Smith
  • Patent number: 4707285
    Abstract: Solutions of ethylene-propylene copolymers grafted with vinyl containing monomers, maleic anhydride or ethylenically unsaturated acids including functionalized derivatives thereof, reacted with polyols, polyamines and hydroxamines, as well as hydrogenated butadiene or isoprene copolymers, which solutions have haze-forming tendencies in mineral oil and are generally useful as multifunctional lubricating oil additives, are reduced in haze-forming tendencies by treatment with 0.5 to 25 wt. % of an alkyl hydroxy benzene compound, such as nonyl or dodecyl phenol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1987
    Assignee: Exxon Research & Engineering Co.
    Inventors: Phillip W. Brewster, Clinton R. Smith
  • Patent number: 4683069
    Abstract: Lubricating oil compositions are disclosed exhibiting improved fuel economy which contain 0.05 to 0.2 wt. % of a glycerol partial ester of a C.sub.16 -C.sub.18 fatty acid as the fuel economy additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1987
    Assignee: Exxon Research & Engineering Co.
    Inventors: Phillip W. Brewster, Clinton R. Smith, Frederick W. Gowland
  • Patent number: 4533778
    Abstract: A traction fluid having a lubricant basestock comprising a selected mineral oil composition containing a saturate fraction having a significant portion made up of multiring components of at least three rings and an aromatic fraction which comprises at least 15% by weight of said composition and contains at least 40% by volume of multiring components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1985
    Assignee: Imperial Oil Limited
    Inventors: Harry E. Henderson, Clinton R. Smith
  • Patent number: 4387256
    Abstract: A traction fluid having a lubricant basestock comprising hydrogenated coal tar containing a saturated fraction having a major portion made up of multiring components of at least three rings and an aromatic fraction which comprises at least 12% by weight of said fluid and contains at least 50% by volume of multiring components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1983
    Assignee: Imperial Oil Limited
    Inventors: Harry E. Henderson, Clinton R. Smith, A. Gordon Alexander
  • Patent number: 4250045
    Abstract: A hydrocarbon composition having a major portion of a hydrocarbon preferably a lubricating oil such as mineral oil and at least a friction-reducing amount usually 0.01 to 10 weight percent of an amine or amine derivative of a hydrocarbon-soluble polymerized fatty acid e.g. a dimeramine derived from a dicarboxylic acid containing at least 12 carbon atoms such as 9(10)-carboxy stearic acid has improved antifriction and fuel economy properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1981
    Assignee: Exxon Research & Engineering Co.
    Inventors: Keith Coupland, Clinton R. Smith
  • Patent number: 4248720
    Abstract: A hydrocarbon-soluble molybdenum complex of a hydrocarbon substituted thio-bis-phenol, e.g. the reaction product of 1-2 moles of nonyl phenol sulfides and one mole of molybdenum oxide (reacted if desired in the presence of an amine promoter), in combination with a sulfur donor provides lubricity activity to lubricating oils and other hydrocarbons including fuels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1981
    Assignee: Exxon Research & Engineering Co.
    Inventors: Keith Coupland, Clinton R. Smith, Juan M. Salva
  • Patent number: 4244829
    Abstract: Hydrocarbon-soluble epoxidized fatty acid esters prepared by the epoxidation of unsaturated carboxylic acid esters are useful hydrocarbon additives. Their incorporation into a suitable hydrocarbon functional fluid such as a lubricating oil gives improved antiwear and antifriction properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1981
    Assignee: Exxon Research & Engineering Co.
    Inventors: Keith Coupland, Clinton R. Smith
  • Patent number: 4176074
    Abstract: An oil-soluble molybdenum complex of an ashless oxazoline dispersant, preferably an oil-soluble reaction product of a molybdenum compound such as molybdic oxide with 0.5 to 1 molar equivalent of a hydrocarbon substituted mono- and bisoxazolines obtained as a reaction product of hydrocarbyl substituted dicarboxylic acid, ester, or anhydride, for example, polyisobutenylsuccinic anhydride with from 1 to 2 molar equivalents of a 2,2-disubstituted-2-amino-1-alkanols, such as tris-(hydroxymethylamino)methane (THAM), is a useful additive to a lubricating oil since both the sludge dispersant and antifriction properties of said oil are enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1979
    Assignee: Exxon Research & Engineering Co.
    Inventors: Keith Coupland, Juan M. Salva, Clinton R. Smith
  • Patent number: 4164473
    Abstract: Hydrocarbon-soluble organo molybdenum complexes obtained as the reaction product of a hydrocarbyl substituted hydroxy alkylated amine e.g. N,N',N'-tris(2-hydroxy ethyl)-n-tallow-1,3-diaminopropane, with about one molar equivalent of a molybdenum compound, e.g. ammonium molybdate, are useful hydrocarbon additives particularly in combination with an oil-soluble sulfur donor, e.g. a metal dialkyl dithiophosphate to provide an additive combination for lubricating oils since the lubricating compositions comprising these co-additives exhibit improved anti-friction and anti-wear properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1979
    Assignee: Exxon Research & Engineering Co.
    Inventors: Keith Coupland, Clinton R. Smith