Patents by Inventor Richard Clark

Richard 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).

  • Patent number: 11264614
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an energy storage device comprising a silicate comprises a formula: MvM1wM2xSiyOz where M is selected from the group consisting of Li, Na, K, Al, and Mg M1 is selected from the group consisting of alkaline metals, alkaline earth metals, Ti, Mn, Fe, La, Zr, Ce, Ta, Nb, V and combinations thereof; M2 is selected from the group consisting of B, Al, Ga, Ge or combinations thereof; v, y and z are greater than 0; w and/or x is greater than 0; y?x; and wherein MvM1wM2xSiyOz accounts for at least 90 wt % of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Thermal Ceramics UK Limited
    Inventors: Martyn Brown, Richard Clark, Jason Peter Street
  • Patent number: 11253249
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing is disclosed. A suturing device for minimally invasive suturing includes proximal section having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis therebetween, a suture head assembly extending from the distal end of the proximal section; a suturing needle having a pointed end and a blunt end, the suturing needle capable of rotating about an axis approximately perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the proximal section, wherein the pointed end of the suturing needle is positioned within the suture head assembly prior to and after rotation of the suturing needle, and an actuator extending from the proximal end of the proximal section to actuate a reciprocating needle drive having a needle driver for engaging and rotating the suturing needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Meade, Jerry R. Griffiths, Francis J. DiFrancesco, Richard Clark
  • Patent number: 11244328
    Abstract: In general, embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods and computer readable media for identifying a new business based on programmatically analyzing content received from online sources and, as a result, discovering one or more references to the business. In embodiments, the system stores historical data representing previously identified new businesses and then uses attributes of those businesses in search queries to receive related content. Additionally or alternatively, the system stores data representing online sources that historically provided content containing references to new businesses and then continues to access those sources for additional content. In embodiments, the system performs content analysis on structured and/or unstructured content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Ryan Jeffery, Nick Pendar, Richard Clark Barber
  • Publication number: 20210386980
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling fill media in a balloon catheter are disclosed. The system comprises a catheter having an inflatable balloon, a reservoir for fill media, and a first conduit for delivering fill media from the reservoir to the balloon. The system includes a second conduit for returning fill media from the balloon to the reservoir and a pump configured to circulate fill media through the conduits. The system also includes a valve assembly configured for placement in at least three positions. In the first position, fill media is delivered from the reservoir to the balloon to inflate the balloon. In the second position, fill media is drawn out of the balloon and returned to the reservoir. In the third position, fill media circulates through the conduits between the pump and the balloon and is prevented from flowing back to the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: Gerald Melsky, Brian Estabrook, Lincoln Baxter, Sergei Babko-Malyi, Ronald Green, Paul DiCeare, Richard Clark, Richard Thompson, Michael Magill, Burke Barrett
  • Publication number: 20210359558
    Abstract: Provided is a stator for an electrical machine including a plurality of segments, wherein in order to reduce torque harmonics and power harmonics due to the interposed circumferential gap between two circumferentially adjacent stator segments, at least one of the two end teeth of each stator segment includes a circumferential protrusion at the respective tooth radial end, the circumferential protrusion protruding from the respective side face towards the respective circumferential end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Ziad AZAR, Richard CLARK, Alexander DUKE, Arwyn THOMAS
  • Patent number: 11172922
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing is disclosed. A suturing device for minimally invasive suturing includes proximal section having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis therebetween, a suture head assembly extending from the distal end of the proximal section; a suturing needle having a pointed end and a blunt end, the suturing needle capable of rotating about an axis approximately perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the proximal section, wherein the pointed end of the suturing needle is positioned within the suture head assembly prior to and after rotation of the suturing needle, and an actuator extending from the proximal end of the proximal section to actuate a reciprocating needle drive having a needle driver for engaging and rotating the suturing needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Meade, Jerry R. Griffiths, Francis J. DiFrancesco, Richard Clark
  • Patent number: 11109016
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present technology may comprise methods and apparatus for error detection in an imaging system. The method and apparatus may comprise pixels arranged in rows and columns and an error detection circuit receiving pixel data generated by the pixels. The error detection circuit may detect errors and generate an error condition and/or signal, for example if one or more image frames are the same and/or a readout error has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Airell Richard Clark, II, Dwight Poplin
  • Publication number: 20210052935
    Abstract: An exercise weight support device includes: a spool connected to a belt to suspend the device, the spool being rotatable to enable more or less of the belt to be wound therearound to change the device vertical position of the device; a ratchet wheel drivingly coupled to the spool to control rotation thereof; an outer frame having a cradle and/or a pair of hooks to support a bar of a free weight; a ratchet pawl connected to the outer frame at a fixed location relative thereto; and a trigger handle coupled to the spool to move the spool relative to the ratchet pawl between a non-operating position of the trigger handle causing the ratchet pawl and teeth of the ratchet wheel to engage, and an operating position of the trigger handle causing the ratchet pawl and the teeth of the ratchet wheel to disengage to control rotation of the spool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: JOHN GORDON KAY, THOMAS JOHN SLOMKA, DAVID GILCHRIST KAY, BRIAN RICHARD CLARK
  • Patent number: 10926067
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling fill media in a balloon catheter are disclosed. The system comprises a catheter having an inflatable balloon, a reservoir for fill media, and a first conduit for delivering fill media from the reservoir to the balloon. The system includes a second conduit for returning fill media from the balloon to the reservoir and a pump configured to circulate fill media through the conduits. The system also includes a valve assembly configured for placement in at least three positions. In the first position, fill media is delivered from the reservoir to the balloon to inflate the balloon. In the second position, fill media is drawn out of the balloon and returned to the reservoir. In the third position, fill media circulates through the conduits between the pump and the balloon and is prevented from flowing back to the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: CARDIOFOCUS, INC.
    Inventors: Gerald Melsky, Brian Estabrook, Lincoln Baxter, Sergei Babko-Malyi, Ronald Green, Paul DiCeare, Richard Clark, Richard Thompson, Michael Magill, Burke Barrett
  • Publication number: 20200352557
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing is disclosed. A suturing device for minimally invasive suturing includes proximal section having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis therebetween, a suture head assembly extending from the distal end of the proximal section; a suturing needle having a pointed end and a blunt end, the suturing needle capable of rotating about an axis approximately perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the proximal section, wherein the pointed end of the suturing needle is positioned within the suture head assembly prior to and after rotation of the suturing needle, and an actuator extending from the proximal end of the proximal section to actuate a reciprocating needle drive having a needle driver for engaging and rotating the suturing needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: John C. Meade, Jerry R. Griffiths, Francis J. DiFrancesco, Richard Clark
  • Publication number: 20200281232
    Abstract: The present invention relates to products and methods for the prevention and amelioration of bacterial contamination and degradation (spoiling) of biological material, particularly foodstuffs. In particular, the invention provides a product comprising an envelope of material defining a lumen wherein the lumen contains bacteriophage covalently attached to a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Richard CLARK, Michael MATTEY
  • Publication number: 20200247606
    Abstract: A shipping container is provided and includes a structural frame defining an interior, a transport refrigeration unit (TRU) and a control system. The TRU includes an inlet through which air is drawn from a lower region of the interior, a refrigeration unit configured to cool the air drawn from the lower region of the interior through the inlet and an outlet through which air cooled by the refrigeration unit is exhausted toward an upper region of the interior. The control system is configured to control an exhaustion of the air cooled by the refrigeration unit toward the upper region of the interior to maintain a predefined environmental condition within the interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Yu Chen, James Taeckens, Richard Clark, Fun Sin Chiou, Renze Elzinga, Terry Sau
  • Publication number: 20200237679
    Abstract: This disclosure teaches phospholipid nanoparticle compositions of cannabinoids formed from phospholipids and simpler lipids in an unfired sequential process that encapsulate a high concentration of cannabinoids, and create standardized precision-metered dosage forms of cannabinoids; yielding an increase cannabinoid transport across hydrophobic mucosa; increase the bioavailability of the cannabinoid 2-fold to 8-fold, decrease the dose of cannabinoids 2-fold to 8-fold less than an amount of cannabinoids needed to illicit the same therapeutic effect compared to raw and non-encapsulated cannabinoids; where the nanoparticle dynamic structure reduces the adverse effects of cannabinoids; and enable safe more efficacious cannabinoid therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventor: Richard Clark Kaufman
  • Patent number: 10721349
    Abstract: A phone and system is disclosed which includes a programmed button(s) that initiates a telephone call from the phone to a second phone. In some embodiments, the phone may be a toy or instructional equipment configured to provide for example, children a device to learn how to converse over a telephone call with trusted parties. The phone may initiate a phone call request when a programmed button is pressed by connecting with a computing device that has a wireless local area network (LAN) transceiver and a connection to the telephone network (for example, a smartphone, a tablet, or a wearable device). The phone call request may then be re-routed through the telephone network to the second phone being called and communication may occur between the two phones through the intermediary device. Trusted and restricted communication may thus occur between parents/grandparents and children.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Richard Clark
  • Patent number: 10674683
    Abstract: A sap collection assembly to collect sap from sap producing trees includes a cover superposed about a sapling or branch cut surface with one or more spacers used to maintain a gap between the cover and the cut surface. Elastomeric bands with an optional hose clamp are used to secure the cover to the sapling or branch to create an airtight seal between the cover and the cut surface. A bore hole is created in the sapling or tree branch has one end substantially central to the cut surface and a second end exiting a sidewall of the sapling or branch. Taps with optional tabs are secured to the sapling or branch to retrieve sap from the cut surface and bore. For angled bore holes, a modified tap includes a sapling nozzle angled relative to the tap body to accommodate an angled bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Clark Peele, Mark D. Lorusso
  • Publication number: 20200160358
    Abstract: In general, embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods and computer readable media for identifying a new business based on programmatically analyzing content received from online sources and, as a result, discovering one or more references to the business. In embodiments, the system stores historical data representing previously identified new businesses and then uses attributes of those businesses in search queries to receive related content. Additionally or alternatively, the system stores data representing online sources that historically provided content containing references to new businesses and then continues to access those sources for additional content. In embodiments, the system performs content analysis on structured and/or unstructured content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Shawn Ryan Jeffery, Nick Pendar, Richard Clark Barber
  • Patent number: 10596124
    Abstract: This disclosure teaches phospholipid nanoparticle compositions of cannabinoids formed from phospholipids and simpler lipids in an unfired sequential process that encapsulate a high concentration of cannabinoids, and create standardized precision-metered dosage forms of cannabinoids; yielding an increase cannabinoid transport across hydrophobic mucosa; increase the bioavailability of the cannabinoid 2-fold to 8-fold, decrease the dose of cannabinoids 2-fold to 8-fold less than an amount of cannabinoids needed to illicit the same therapeutic effect compared to raw and non-encapsulated cannabinoids; where the nanoparticle dynamic structure reduces the adverse effects of cannabinoids; and enable safe more efficacious cannabinoid therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: NANOSPHERE HEALTH SCIENCES, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Clark Kaufman
  • Publication number: 20200078270
    Abstract: A bottle comprises a body having an opening in an upper end for receiving fluid; a membrane provided to seal across the opening; and a receptacle sealingly secured to a surface of the membrane within the body. Separation of the membrane from the opening in the receptacle releases the receptacle such that the contents of the receptacle are released into the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Brendan Paul James Richard Clark, Adam Brand, Michael Barton Longman, Edward Joseph Khoury
  • Publication number: 20200002169
    Abstract: A method for producing carbon powder having a defined carbon particle size distribution comprises the steps of:—a) selecting a carbon precursor powder of a defined precursor particle size distribution, the carbon precursor powder consisting of or comprising particles of one or more meltable carbon precursors; b) treating the carbon precursor powder to round at least some of the particles of the carbon precursor and thereby produce a rounded carbon precursor; and c) carbonizing the rounded carbon precursor; wherein the defined precursor particle size distribution is such that on carbonization the powder of defined carbon particle size distribution is produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Basel, Richard Clark, Andrew Goshe, Douglas Miller
  • Patent number: D895467
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Richard Clark