Patents by Inventor James L. Clark

James L. 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: 20190269429
    Abstract: Devices and methods for performing subcutaneous surgery in a minimally invasive manner are provided. The methods include application of reduced air pressure in a recessed area of a handpiece placed over a section of skin and drawing the section of skin and subcutaneous tissue into the recessed area. In a subsequent step a tool is inserted through a tool conduit in the handpiece and through the skin into the subcutaneous tissue, enabling the performance of the desired surgery. Common surgical procedures include dissection and ablation. The devices and methods can be directed at the treatment of skin conditions like atrophic scars, wrinkles, or other cosmetic issues, at treatments like or promoting wound healing or preventing hyperhidrosis, or can be used for creating space for various implants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Robert L. Clark, III, James E. Chomas, Adnan I. Merchant, Ben F. Brian, III
  • Publication number: 20190248807
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to modulators of Cot (cancer Osaka thyroid) and methods of use and manufacture thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth M. Bacon, Gayatri Balan, Chienhung Chou, Christopher T. Clark, Jeromy J. Cottell, Musong Kim, Thorsten A. Kirschberg, John O. Link, Gary B. Phillips, Scott D. Schroeder, Neil H. Squires, Kirk L. Stevens, James G. Taylor, William J. Watkins, Nathan E. Wright, Sheila M. Zipfel
  • Patent number: 10316017
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to modulators of Cot (cancer Osaka thyroid) and methods of use and manufacture thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: GILEAD SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Elizabeth M. Bacon, Gayatri Balan, Chien-Hung Chou, Christopher T. Clark, Jeromy J. Cottell, Musong Kim, Thorsten A. Kirschberg, John O. Link, Gary Phillips, Scott D. Schroeder, Neil H. Squires, Kirk L. Stevens, James G. Taylor, William J. Watkins, Nathan E. Wright, Sheila M. Zipfel
  • Publication number: 20190151518
    Abstract: A dermatological skin treatment device is provided. The device comprises a handpiece and a cutting tool, wherein the tool is inserted through the conduit and percutaneously inserted into a tissue disposed within a recessed area of the handpiece. The device and method cut the fibrous structures under the skin that cause cellulite at an angle substantially parallel to the surface of the skin and replace these structures with a non-cellulite forming structure by deploying a highly fibrous mesh through a single needle hole to create a highly fibrous layer directly or through wound healing processes. A tool is provided to aspirate excess fluid and tissue from the treatment area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Robert L. Clark, III, James E. Chomas, Adnan I. Merchant, Ben F. Brian, III
  • Patent number: 8393465
    Abstract: A three-piece pocket-size hybrid container for holding a consumer product such as smokeless tobacco product in an interior volume of an inner ring mechanically secured to an interior of an outer base housing including a cover to fit over and snugly around the inner ring. When closed, a cover sidewall may engage a sidewall of the outer base housing to form a flush exterior sidewall of the closed container or the cover sidewall may be spaced apart from the outer base housing to form a gap in the exterior sidewall of the closed container. The outer base housing and cover can be metal and the inner ring can be plastic to provide a strong and robust package that maintains product freshness and is easily opened and closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Clark, William T. Griffin, Robert T. Mitten
  • Publication number: 20090014343
    Abstract: A three-piece pocket-size hybrid container for holding a consumer product such as smokeless tobacco product in an interior volume of an inner ring mechanically secured to an interior of an outer base housing including a cover to fit over and snugly around the inner ring. When closed, a cover sidewall may engage a sidewall of the outer base housing to form a flush exterior sidewall of the closed container or the cover sidewall may be spaced apart from the outer base housing to form a gap in the exterior sidewall of the closed container. The outer base housing and cover can be metal and the inner ring can be plastic to provide a strong and robust package that maintains product freshness and is easily opened and closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Clark, William T. Griffin, Robert T. Mitten
  • Patent number: 5318504
    Abstract: A unitary cast or splint forming device which has a layer of cast forming material contained within a water retaining pouch so that water added to the pouch does not wet the exterior. Padded and patient contact layers may be applied to the outside of the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1994
    Assignee: Carapace, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Edenbaum, James L. Clark
  • Patent number: 5171208
    Abstract: A unitary splinting and casting device pre-formed in layers with a patient contact layer, padding layer, cast layer and fabric layers and a method of making the device. The device is unitary, in the sense that it is pre-formed and packaged so that no additional materials or components are needed to use it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1992
    Assignee: Carapace, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Edenbaum, James L. Clark
  • Patent number: 4947839
    Abstract: An orthopedic casting material comprising a fabric impregnated and/or coated with a reactive fluid polyisocyanate prepolymer which hardens when wetted with water is treated with a mixture of oil and polymeric micro-powder to produce a material with reduced tack, reduced slip and reduced foaming properties compared to similar commercially available products. The material is further preferably coated or impregnated with a filler such as amorphous silicate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Assignee: Carapace
    Inventors: James L. Clark, Ali Ozsahin
  • Patent number: 4713286
    Abstract: A composite sintered abrasive drill blank for formation into a rotary cutting tool in which one or more veins of sintered abrasive particulate are positioned to extend longitudinally from the conically shaped point region of the drill blank. The one or more veins of abrasive particulate are directly and molecularly bonded into the drill blank structure to expose the sintered abrasive particulate at both the top conical surface and the circumferential edges of the drill blank, with the sintered abrasive particulate forming the cutting surface elements of the rotary cutting tool formed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1987
    Assignee: Precorp, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Bunting, Louis M. Pope, James L. Clark
  • Patent number: 4028156
    Abstract: A closure collar member having a circular groove formed therein is attached to the tubular neck portion of a plastic container by first inserting the neck into and partially through a tubular mandril member so that the end portion of the neck will extend out the end of the mandril. The neck is then folded over the edge of the mandril and the collar member is then positioned on the mandril so that the folded edge portion of the neck will become fully inserted into the circular groove formed in the collar member. The folded edge of the neck is then fused to the collar member at the root of the circular groove to complete the seal between the parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1977
    Assignee: Plastronics, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Clark, Byron L. Mather
  • Patent number: 3959058
    Abstract: The apparatus is comprised of three basic parts, a mold member, an electrode pin member mounted inside the mold member and an electrode ring member mounted on the outside of the mold member. The mold member is made of an insulating, non-metallic material and is provided with a central cavity in which the pin member is mounted. The electrode pin member is made of a conductive metallic material and is provided with a cooling passageway system in the interior thereof. A pair of tubular members of plastic material are inserted into the open end of the mold cavity with their ends abutting each other in an area opposite the end portion of the pin member, with the electrode ring member positioned in the same general area. Radio frequency energy is transmitted between the electrode pin member and the electrode ring member and simultaneously therewith air under pressure is introduced into the passageway system inside the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1974
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1976
    Assignee: Plastronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Lucien M. Rath, James L. Clark
  • Patent number: D280302
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1985
    Assignee: Johnson Level & Tool Mfg. Co., Inc.
    Inventor: James L. Clark
  • Patent number: D291962
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1987
    Assignee: Johnson Level & Tool Mfg. Co.
    Inventors: William G. Johnson, James L. Clark
  • Patent number: D646182
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Clark, Robert T. Mitten, Michelle Baculis
  • Patent number: D850529
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: William T Clark, III, James B Smith, Keith L Willis, Andrew T Martin, Stephen F Skrainar