Patents by Inventor Colin Clarke

Colin Clarke 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: 9766600
    Abstract: A system for and a method of supplying electrical power to a plurality of refrigerated containers. The method includes obtaining carriage criteria of one or more refrigerated containers, processing the carriage criteria in a central processor configured to control power supply to a plurality of refrigerated containers, on basis of output of the central processor, managing electrical power supply to the plurality of refrigerated containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: APM TERMINALS MANAGEMENT B.V.
    Inventor: Ross Colin Clarke
  • Publication number: 20140343741
    Abstract: A system for and a method of supplying electrical power to a plurality of refrigerated containers. The method includes the steps of: obtaining carriage criteria of one or more refrigerated containers, processing said carriage criteria in a central processor configured to control power supply to a plurality of refrigerated containers, on basis of output of said central processor, managing electrical power supply to said plurality of refrigerated containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: APM Terminals Management B.V.
    Inventor: Ross Colin Clarke
  • Publication number: 20120214710
    Abstract: A method of predicting response to thalidomide, or thalidomide analogs, in an individual with cancer, especially cancers for which thalidomide has been implicated as a treatment, such as Multiple Myeloma (MM) employs one or more of a panel of biomarkers that have been shown to be differentially expressed in cancer patients that respond to thalidomide (hereafter “Responders”) relative to cancer patients that do not respond to thalidomide (hereafter “Non-responders). The method involves assaying a biological sample from the individual to determine the abundance of at least three biomarkers including Vitamin-D binding protein precursor (VDB) (Sequence ID 1) and Serum amyloid A protein (SAA) (Sequence ID 3), and at least one of beta-2-microglobulin (B2M) (Sequence ID 4), Haptoglobin (Hp) precursor (fragment) (Sequence ID 5), and zinc-alpha-2-glycoprotein (ZAG) (Sequence ID 2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: Dublin City University
    Inventors: Rajesh Rajpal, Paul Dowling, Martin M. Clynes, Peter O'Gorman, Colin Clarke
  • Patent number: 8146191
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a mattress having a plurality of vertically-oriented inflatable bladders and a pneumatic box located inside the mattress. In one embodiment, the patient support includes a plurality of pressure sensors positioned underneath the bladders. In still another embodiment, the patient support includes one or more filler portions that are selectable so that the patient support may conform to bed frames having different deck configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Bobey, Gregory W. Branson, Colin Clarke, Rachel Hopkins King, David Lokhorst, Eric R. Meyer, Jonathan H. Mueller, Todd P. O'Neal, Robert Petrosenko, Stephen R. Schulte, Andrew F. Skinner, Michael Z. Sleva, Sohrab Soltani, Richard B. Stacy, Daniel K. Stevens, Mayur Yermaneni
  • Publication number: 20110317158
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods that permit low resolution Raman spectroscopy to be used for detection of biological components within cells in order to classify the cells, for example, as premalignant, malignant, or benign.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Fiona M. Lyng, Hugh Byrne, Eoghan O Faolain, Colin Clarke, Kamila Ostrowska
  • Patent number: 7883478
    Abstract: A patient support having real time pressure control. The patient support includes a plurality of sensors located beneath a bladder including a plurality of upright cylindrical elements. The pressure within the bladder is controlled based on the pressure or force sensed by the plurality of sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew F. Skinner, Colin Clarke, Michael Z. Sleva, Richard B. Stacy, Robert Petrosenko, John A. Bobey, Jonathan H. Mueller, Sohrab Soltani, David Lokhorst, Mayur Yermaneni, Daniel Stevens, Gregory W. Branson
  • Publication number: 20100095462
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a mattress having a plurality of vertically-oriented inflatable bladders and a pneumatic box located inside the mattress. In one embodiment, the patient support includes a plurality of pressure sensors positioned underneath the bladders. In still another embodiment, the patient support includes one or more filler portions that are selectable so that the patient support may conform to bed frames having different deck configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventors: JOHN A. BOBEY, GREGORY W. BRANSON, COLIN CLARKE, RACHEL HOPKINS KING, DAVID LOKHORST, ERIC R. MEYER, JONATHAN H. MUELLER, TODD P. O'NEAL, ROBERT PETROSENKO, STEPHEN R. SCHULTE, ANDREW F. SKINNER, MICHAEL Z. SLEVA, SOHRAB SOLTANI, RICHARD B. STACY, DANIEL K. STEVENS, MAYUR YERMANENI
  • Patent number: 7698765
    Abstract: This disclosure describes certain exemplary embodiments of a patient support having a plurality of vertically-oriented or substantially can-shaped inflatable bladders. In one embodiment, the patient support includes a plurality of pressure sensors positioned underneath the bladders. In another embodiment, the patient support includes a support layer positioned above the vertical bladders. In still another embodiment, the patient support includes one or more filler portions that are selectable so that the patient support may conform to bed frames having different deck configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Bobey, Gregory W. Branson, Colin Clarke, Rachel Hopkins King, David Lokhorst, Eric R. Meyer, Jonathan H. Mueller, Todd P. O'Neal, Robert Petrosenko, Stephen R. Schulte, Andrew F. Skinner, Michael Z. Sleva, Sohrab Soltani, Richard B. Stacy, Daniel K. Stevens, Mayur Yermaneni
  • Patent number: 7685658
    Abstract: A body support such as a cushion, mattress, chair or the like has at least one inflatable air chamber. A pressure sensor senses interface pressures at different locations on a surface of the air chamber. Indicators derived from the interface pressures indicate the onset of a trend toward bottoming out. A controller controls air pressure within the air chamber based at least in part on values of the indicators. The controller may be implemented as a state machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Nitta Corporation
    Inventors: David M. Lokhorst, Colin Clarke
  • Publication number: 20080005843
    Abstract: A body support such as a cushion, mattress, chair or the like has at least one inflatable air chamber. A pressure sensor senses interface pressures at different locations on a surface of the air chamber. Indicators derived from the interface pressures indicate the onset of a trend toward bottoming out. A controller controls air pressure within the air chamber based at least in part on values of the indicators. The controller may be implemented as a state machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Applicant: TACTEX CONTROLS INC.
    Inventors: David Lokhorst, Colin Clarke
  • Publication number: 20070235036
    Abstract: This disclosure describes certain exemplary embodiments of a patient support having a plurality of vertically-oriented on substantially can-shaped inflatable bladders. In one embodiment, the patient support includes a plurality of pressure sensors positioned underneath the bladders. In another embodiment, the patient support includes a support layer positioned above the vertical bladders. In still another embodiment, the patient support includes one or more filler portions that are selectable so that the patient support may conform to bed frames having different deck configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventors: John Bobey, James Balaton, Gregory Branson, Colin Clarke, Rachel King, David Lokhorst, Eric Meyer, Jonathan Mueller, Todd O'Neal, Robert Petrosenko, Stephen Schulte, Andrew Skinner, Michael Sleva, Sohrab Soltani, Richard Stacy, Daniel Stevens, Mayur Yermaneni
  • Publication number: 20060112489
    Abstract: This disclosure describes certain exemplary embodiments of a patient support having a plurality of vertically-oriented on substantially can-shaped inflatable bladders. In one embodiment, the patient support includes a plurality of pressure sensors positioned underneath the bladders. In another embodiment, the patient support includes a support layer positioned above the vertical bladders. In still another embodiment, the patient support includes one or more filler portions that are selectable so that the patient support may conform to bed frames having different deck configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2006
    Publication date: June 1, 2006
    Inventors: John Bobey, Gregory Branson, Colin Clarke, Rachel Hopkins, David Lokhorst, Eric Meyer, Jonathan Mueller, Todd O'Neal, Robert Petrosenko, Stephen Schulte, Andrew Skinner, Michael Sleva, Sohrab Soltani, Richard Stacy, Daniel Stevens, Mayur Yermaneni
  • Publication number: 20060075559
    Abstract: A patient support having real time pressure control. The patient support includes a plurality of sensors located beneath a bladder including a plurality of upright cylindrical elements. The pressure within the bladder is controlled based on the pressure or force sensed by the plurality of sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Inventors: Andrew Skinner, Colin Clarke, Michael Sleva, Richard Stacy, Robert Petrosenko, John Bobey, Jonathan Mueller, Sohrab Soltani, David Lokhorst, Mayur Yermaneni, Daniel Stevens, Gregory Branson
  • Publication number: 20060076103
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing composite structures comprising elongated flexible elements arranged in sinuous configurations involves providing an elastically-extendable substrate layer. The method comprises stretching the elastically-extendible layer and attaching the elongated flexible elements to the layer at spaced-apart locations. When the layer is allowed to relax, the elongated elements assume sinuous configurations. The method may be used to make pressure sensors or other devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Applicant: Tactex Controls Inc.
    Inventor: Colin Clarke