Patents by Inventor F. G. E. Clarke

F. G. E. 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: 5502636
    Abstract: A personalized coupon generating and processing system includes a coupon dispensing source that communicates with responsive consumers through a communications interface. The availability of preselected coupons is communicated to the consumers by an availability communications means, and consumer responses are communicated to the coupon dispensing source by consumer response means. Consumer requested coupons are personalized and distributed to the responsive consumers. Redemption of the coupons is communicated to the coupon dispensing source by redemption data means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1996
    Assignee: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventor: F.G.E. Clarke
  • Patent number: 5278027
    Abstract: A method and associated apparatus for forming an image replication medium on a surface of a printing plate or cylinder in which the surface is initially coated with a layer of photopolymer liquid. Thereafter, selected areas of the layer of liquid coated on the surface are hardened by exposure to a beam produced by a computer controlled laser to provide a surface cylinder having an image replication medium with a desired pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1994
    Assignee: R. R. Donnelley
    Inventor: F. G. E. Clarke
  • Patent number: 5080337
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for individually printing signatures during delivery to a bindery line where a plurality of signatures are provided at a feeding station for delivery to a binding line conveyor. The signatures are transferred by a transfer conveyor which extends from a point near the feeding station to a point near a binding line conveyor. A main drum assembly preferably moves the signatures one at a time from the feeding station to the transfer conveyor which follows a path to a delivery drum assembly where the signatures are delivered one at a time from the transfer conveyor to the binding line conveyor. The transfer conveyor is adapted to receive one signature at a time from the main drum assembly after which the transfer conveyor carries the signatures to the delivery drum assembly which delivers signatures one at a time for deposit on the binding line conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1992
    Assignee: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventors: Theodore W. Mayer, Earl J. Anker, Gregory F. Reigel, F. G. E. Clarke