Patents by Inventor Daniel Clark

Daniel Clark 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: 20170106473
    Abstract: A pressure vessel having a diameter greater than or equal to 1 m and made by laser cladding an inner surface of the vessel, the laser cladding following a helical path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicants: ROLLS-ROYCE plc, ROLLS-ROYCE POWER ENGINEERING PLC
    Inventors: Steven P LAWLER, Daniel CLARK, Clive GRAFTON-REED, Keith BRIDGER
  • Publication number: 20170107859
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting a tool in an assembled apparatus. The apparatus includes a support structure, the support structure having a central member and a plurality of support members pivotally mounted on the central member. The support members are movable between a non-deployed position in which the support members extend a minimum distance from the central member and a deployed position in which the support members extend a maximum distance from the central member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Daniel CLARK, Justin BURROWS, James KELL
  • Patent number: 9622920
    Abstract: An article including a front region, a back region, and a chassis. The chassis may include an absorbent core having a front end edge and a back end edge. The front region and the back region may extend laterally outward beyond side edges of the chassis. The front region and the back region may abut to form a first seam and a second seam. At least one of the front region and the back region may include an elastic member. A first outer nonwoven layer of the front region and a second outer nonwoven layer of the back region may be folded to form an upper edge in the front and back regions such that a distal end of each of the first and second outer nonwoven layer may be disposed between the upper edge and the front and back end edges of the absorbent core, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gregory Ashton, Eiro Fukuda, Eric Patton Weinberger, Daniel Clark Buchner
  • Publication number: 20170056535
    Abstract: Provided are imaging agents comprising a compound of Formula I, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and methods of their use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Celia Dominguez, John Wityak, Jonathan Bard, Christopher John Brown, Michael Edward Prime, Peter David Johnson, Thomas Martin Krulle, Daniel Clark-Frew, Duane Higgins, Matthew Robert Mills, Richard Waldron Marston, Samuel Coe, Samantha Louise Jones Green, Sarah Hayes
  • Patent number: 9567872
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting a tool in an assembled apparatus. The apparatus includes a support structure, the support structure having a central member and a plurality of support members pivotally mounted on the central member. The support members are movable between a non-deployed position in which the support members extend a minimum distance from the central member and a deployed position in which the support members extend a maximum distance from the central member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Daniel Clark, Justin Burrows, James Kell
  • Patent number: 9548867
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to securely distribute embedded firmware to a module in an industrial control system is disclosed. A security certificate corresponding to the firmware is generated utilizing a proprietary algorithm. The certificate includes an identifier corresponding to the module on which the firmware is to be loaded and an identifier corresponding to a removable medium on which the firmware is distributed. The removable medium is inserted into the module in the industrial control system on which the firmware is to be loaded. The module reads the security certificate and verifies that the firmware is intended for the module and verifies that the security certificate includes the identifier for the removable medium which was inserted into the module. If the firmware is intended for the module and the security certificate includes the identifier for the removable medium, the module loads the firmware from the removable medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Clark, James Kay, Robert P. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9522088
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article including a chassis. The chassis includes a front region having two opposing longitudinal edges, a back region having two opposing longitudinal edges, and a crotch region having two longitudinal edges. The crotch region is disposed between said front and back regions, and at least two side panels extend outwardly from the two opposing longitudinal edges of one or both of the front or back regions. The side panels may interconnect the front and the back regions to form a waist opening and a pair of leg openings. The article exhibits a pre-application side panel length, Li, and a post-application side panel length, Lf, such that Li is less than Lf. The article may also include a plurality of graphics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gregory Ashton, Eiro Fukuda, Eric Patton Weinberger, Daniel Clark Buchner
  • Publication number: 20160346840
    Abstract: A method of forming a component includes defining an identification pattern, defining one or more scanning parameters and/or one or more heating parameters, depositing a sinterable material on a substrate and scanning a heat source of the deposited sinterable material to thereby selectively sinter the material to the substrate to produce a sintered layer having the identification pattern. The sintered layer includes first and second regions, and the method includes sintering the first region using one or more scanning parameters and/or one or more heating parameters having a first value, and sintering the second region using one or more scanning parameters and/or one or more heating parameters having a second value to thereby produce the identification pattern including a contrast between the first and second regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: Rolls-Royce plc
    Inventors: Daniel CLARK, David M J POOLE, Ian C D CARE
  • Patent number: 9486369
    Abstract: An article may include a chassis including an absorbent core that may extend from the front region to the back region. The article may also include a front panel and a back panel extending laterally outward beyond side edges of the chassis. The front panel and the back panel may abut to form a first seam and a second seam. At least one of the panels may comprise an elastic member. Further, at least a first outer nonwoven layer of the front panel and at least a second outer nonwoven layer of the back panel may be folded to form an upper edge in the front and back regions such that a distal end of each of the first and second outer nonwoven layer may be disposed between the upper edge and the front and back end edges of the absorbent core, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gregory Ashton, Eiro Fukuda, Eric Patton Weinberger, Daniel Clark Buchner
  • Publication number: 20160283049
    Abstract: In embodiments of document layer extraction for mobile devices, a cloud-based image service can receive a request from a mobile file browser for a multi-layered image, and the image service communicates an image preview and image layer previews of multiple layers of the multi-layered image to the mobile device for display. The image service generates a layer extraction that is a full-resolution image of each of the multiple layers of the multi-layered image. The image service can receive identifiers of layers that correspond to user selections of one or more image layer previews from the mobile device. The image service can then generate a component representation of the layer extractions that correspond to the identified layers of the multi-layered image, and then communicate the component representation of the identified layers to the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Clement Faydi, David J. Pond, Oliver I. Goldman, Daniel Clark, Roey F. Horns
  • Publication number: 20160244191
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pipe for transferring powder material from a reservoir to a container e.g. prior to hot isostatic pressing. The pipe comprises a continuous outer wall and a concentric continuous inner wall enclosed within and spaced from the outer wall. The spacing between the inner and outer walls defines a flow channel extending from an inlet to an outlet. The radial cross sectional area of the outlet is greater than the cross sectional area of the inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventor: Daniel CLARK
  • Publication number: 20160201181
    Abstract: There is proposed a method of surface-treating a cast intermetallic component, which is intended primarily to reduce or remove surface porosity from the component. The method includes the steps of: providing a cast intermetallic component; placing the component in an inert atmosphere; focussing a laser beam on a surface of the component; traversing the laser beam over at least a region of said surface whilst the component is in said inert atmosphere; and controlling the laser beam during said traversing step so as to locally melt the intermetallic material of the component to a depth of no more than 300 ?m, as measured from said surface of the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Stephen John TUPPEN, Daniel CLARK
  • Patent number: 9352412
    Abstract: A method of forming a bonded assembly (10). The method comprises: providing at least first and second parts (12, 14) of an assembly (10) to be bonded; assembling the first and second parts (12, 14) in a required relative position to define a bond interface region therebetween; sealing part way along an edge (18) of the bond interface region using laser beam welding to define a cavity between the first and second parts (12, 14); in a vacuum environment, sealing the remainder of the edge (20) of the bond interface region using electron beam welding to form a fluid tight seal around the cavity; and applying heat and pressure to an external surface of the cavity to diffusion bond the first and second parts (12, 14) together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: John Harold Boswell, Daniel Clark, Charles Richard Carpenter, Andrew Richard Kennedy
  • Patent number: 9327446
    Abstract: A joint including a substrate, optionally a metal substrate, and a body of material joined to the substrate, the body of material typically having a composite portion. An outer surface of the substrate is provided with a fastening projection for fastening the substrate to body of material, where the fastening projection has a stem and a plurality of branches having dendritic geometry projecting into the material of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Daniel Clark, Ian Colin Deuchar Care, Jeffrey Allen
  • Publication number: 20160083852
    Abstract: A method of machining a nickel containing alloy gas turbine engine component (34) comprises applying a material removal gas comprising gaseous carbon monoxide at a nickel carbonyl gas forming temperature such as 50 to 60° C. to a surface of the component to form a nickel carbonyl gas, and thereby remove a surface layer from at least part of the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Daniel CLARK, Andrew Robert WALPOLE
  • Patent number: 9182311
    Abstract: A method of balancing a physical rotor includes: determining a first balance state of the physical rotor at one or more rotational frequencies; identifying one or more balance zones on a surface of the rotor; providing a computerised simulation of the rotor having the first balance state; providing a first test mass in a first test location within one of the balance zones on the rotor simulation; determining a second balance state of the rotor simulation; providing at least one subsequent test mass in at least one subsequent test location within a balance zone on the rotor simulation and determining at least one subsequent balance state of the rotor simulation; selecting a mass and location from one of the first and subsequent test masses and test locations; and performing a material deposition process to add the selected mass of material to the selected location on the physical rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventors: Daniel Clark, Stephen John Tuppen
  • Patent number: 9182174
    Abstract: A component is treated in a fluidized bed by insertion of only a treatment part of the component into the treatment chamber of a fluidized bed apparatus. The non-treatment part of the component is located substantially outside the treatment chamber and out of contact with the fluidized bed. The boundary between the treatment part and the non-treatment part of the component is defined by a boundary containment surface at a fixed location with respect to the component. The boundary containment surface may be a seal which seals between the component to be treated and an aperture in a side wall of the treatment chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Bhrami Jegatheeswaram Pillai, Daniel Clark, Paul Anthony Goulding, Daniel Jason Howe, Kin Keung Chan, Ian Edward Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20150283642
    Abstract: A method of bonding a first article to a second article, each article having a respective bond surface. The method comprises interposing a porous interlayer region between the bond surfaces of the first and second articles and subsequently using electrical resistance heating to locally heat the interlayer region under contact pressure to a bonding temperature below the melting temperature of the interlayer and the first and second articles to thereby bond the interlayer to the first and second articles to form a bonded article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: John FORSDIKE, Daniel CLARK
  • Publication number: 20150267564
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting a tool in an assembled apparatus. The apparatus includes a support structure, the support structure having a central member and a plurality of support members pivotally mounted on the central member. The support members are movable between a non-deployed position in which the support members extend a minimum distance from the central member and a deployed position in which the support members extend a maximum distance from the central member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel CLARK, Justin BURROWS, James KELL
  • Patent number: 9120123
    Abstract: A spray nozzle 10 for a laser deposition apparatus comprises an array of nozzle apertures 16 arranged side-by-side, and a powder supply chamber 18 in fluid communication with the nozzle apertures 16. In use the powder supply chamber 18 supplies powder to the nozzle apertures 16 under pressure so as to cause a wide powder stream to be discharged from the array of nozzle apertures 16. When used with a laser deposition apparatus 100, a relatively wide coating of a uniform thickness can be deposited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Daniel Clark, James Kell, Jeffrey Allen