Patents by Inventor Richard Clarke

Richard 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).

  • Publication number: 20160304985
    Abstract: The invention relates to a super bainite steel consisting of the following elements in weight %: C: 0.4-1.1 Mn: 0.4-2.1 Si: 0.15-1.2 Al: 0.0-2.0 Cr: 0.0-1.4 Ni: 0.0-2.5 Mo: 0.0-0.6 V: 0.0-0.3 Co: 0.0-3.0 P: <0.025 S: <0.025 the balance being iron and unavoidable impurities. The invention also relates to a method for manufacturing such a super bainite steel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Richard CLARKE, Paul DAVIES, John MADILL, Andrew James ROSE, Andrew SMITH, Alun THOMAS
  • Publication number: 20160274146
    Abstract: A method for interrogating a surface using scanning ion conductance microscopy (SICM), comprising the steps of: a) repeatedly bringing a SICM probe into proximity with the surface at discrete, spaced locations in a region of the surface and measuring surface height at each location; b) estimating surface roughness or other characteristic for the region based upon the surface height measurements; and c) repeatedly bringing the probe into proximity with the surface at discrete, spaced locations in the region, the number and location of which is based upon the estimated surface roughness or other characteristic in the region, and obtaining an image of the region with a resolution adapted to the surface roughness or other characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: PAVEL NOVAK, CHAO LI, ANDREW SHEVCHUK, VICTOR PETROVICH OSTANIN, DAVID KLENERMAN, YURI EVGENIEVICH KORCHEV, GREGORY FROLENKOV, RICHARD CLARKE
  • Publication number: 20160185216
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motor vehicle driveline and a method of controlling same. The driveline includes front wheels (11, 12) and rear wheels (14, 15), a controller (40) and a prime mover (11). Either the front wheels (11, 12) or all wheels are connected to the prime mover (11). The rear wheels (14, 15) may be connected via a prop shaft (23) with clutches (22; 27) at both ends. The decision to switch between 2WD and 4WD is taken on basis of speed-dependent trigger conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED
    Inventors: Richard CLARKE, Pete STARES
  • Publication number: 20160155042
    Abstract: An electromagnetic radiation decoupler for decoupling radiation in the wavelength range ?min to ?max. The decoupler has a first conductor layer in contact with a dielectric layer which comprises at least one area of absence and the thickness of the decoupler is less than ?min/4n, where n is the refractive index of the dielectric. The dielectric layer may be sandwiched between two conductor layers, one of which has the structure described above. The invention is also directed to methods of using and various articles comprising such a decoupler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher Robert Lawrence, Paul Richard Clarke, James Robert Brown, William Norman Damerell
  • Patent number: 9354249
    Abstract: A method for interrogating a surface using scanning ion conductance microscopy (SICM), comprising the steps of: a) repeatedly bringing a SICM probe into proximity with the surface at discrete, spaced locations in a region of the surface and measuring surface height at each location; b) estimating surface roughness or other characteristic for the region based upon the surface height measurements; and c) repeatedly bringing the probe into proximity with the surface at discrete, spaced locations in the region, the number and location of which is based upon the estimated surface roughness or other characteristic in the region, and obtaining an image of the region with a resolution adapted to the surface roughness or other characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: IMPERIAL INNOVATIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Pavel Novak, Chao Li, Andrew Shevchuk, Victor Petrovich Ostanin, David Klenerman, Yuri Evgenievich Korchev, Gregory Frolenkov, Richard Clarke
  • Patent number: 9104952
    Abstract: An electromagnetic radiation decoupler for decoupling radiation in the wavelength range ?min to ?max. The decoupler has a first conductor layer in contact with a dielectric layer which comprises at least one area of absence and the thickness of the decoupler is less than ?min/4n, where n is the refractive index of the dielectric. The dielectric layer may be sandwiched between two conductor layers, one of which has the structure described above. The invention is also directed to methods of using and various articles comprising such a decoupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: OMNI-ID Cayman Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Robert Lawrence, Paul Richard Clarke, James Robert Brown, William Norman Damerell
  • Publication number: 20150161499
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of assembly, labeling and programming decoupled EM tags used in the tagging and tracking of items wherein the tags including a printable label portion and a decoupler portion which are combined after printing on the surface of and programming a programmable device associated with the label portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Andre Cote, Paul Richard Clarke, Anthony Kington
  • Publication number: 20140297139
    Abstract: In response to driver selection of PARK, a vehicle transmission is commanded to momentarily select and hold NEUTRAL before PARK, whilst a vehicle wheel brake is applied. Such an arrangement avoids trapping torque in the driveline, and thus can obviate pawl ‘thump’ when PARK is next disengaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED
    Inventors: Richard Clarke, Simon Sutton, Kevin Holt
  • Patent number: 8794533
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of assembly, labeling and programming decoupled EM tags used in the tagging and tracking of items wherein the tags including a printable label portion and a decoupler portion which are combined after printing on the surface of and programming a programmable device associated with the label portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Omni-ID Cayman Limited
    Inventors: Andre Cote, Paul Richard Clarke, Anthony Kington
  • Patent number: 8636223
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of assembly, labeling and programming decoupled EM tags used in the tagging and tracking of items wherein the tags including a printable label portion and a decoupler portion which are combined after printing on the surface of and programming a programmable device associated with the label portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Omni-ID Cayman Limited
    Inventors: Andre Cote, Paul Richard Clarke, Anthony Kington
  • Publication number: 20130312143
    Abstract: A method for interrogating a surface using scanning ion conductance microscopy (SICM), comprising the steps of: a) repeatedly bringing a SICM probe into proximity with the surface at discrete, spaced locations in a region of the surface and measuring surface height at each location; b) estimating surface roughness or other characteristic for the region based upon the surface height measurements; and c) repeatedly bringing the probe into proximity with the surface at discrete, spaced locations in the region, the number and location of which is based upon the estimated surface roughness or other characteristic in the region, and obtaining an image of the region with a resolution adapted to the surface roughness or other characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: PAVEL NOVAK, CHAO LI, ANDREW SHEVCHUK, VICTOR PETROVICH OSTANIN, DAVID KLENERMAN, YURI EVGENIEVICH KORCHEV, GREGORY FROLENKOV, RICHARD CLARKE
  • Patent number: 8580414
    Abstract: Contemplated electrochemical devices and methods include an electrolyte flow path in which substantially all of the electrolyte has laminar flow. A segmented electrode contacts the electrolyte, and each of the segments in the segmented electrode is preferably coupled to a control device to provide control over the flow of current to and/or from the electrolyte. Thus, it should be appreciated that the redox state of the electrolyte can be changed in a single-pass through the flow path, which effectively eliminates problems associated with mass transport phenomena and reduced current efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: Richard Clarke
  • Publication number: 20130167983
    Abstract: The invention relates to a super bainite steel consisting of the following elements in weight %: C: 0.4-1.1 Mn: 0.4-2.1 Si: 0.15-1.2 Al: 0.0-2.0 Cr: 0.0-1.4 Ni: 0.0-2.5 Mo: 0.0-0.6 V: 0.0-0.3 Co: 0.0-3.0 P: <0.025 S: <0.025 the balance being iron and unavoidable impurities. The invention also relates to a method for manufacturing such a super bainite steel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: TATA STEEL UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Richard Clarke, Paul Davies, John Madill, Andrew James Rose, Andrew Smith, Alun Thomas
  • Patent number: 8453936
    Abstract: A device capable of enhancing an electric field to drive an electromagnetic tag into operation is switchable between states to control operation of the tag. Enhancement is provided by a dielectric cavity structure defined between first and second conducting layers. Different states of the device may have different resonant frequencies and read ranges according to the characteristics of the enhancement. As such a container can be provided which includes a tag which switches states on opening, allowing improved tracking characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: OMNI-ID Cayman Limited
    Inventors: Daniel Robert Johnson, Paul Richard Clarke, Christopher Robert Lawrence, James Robert Brown, William Norman Damerell, Richard James Duncombe
  • Patent number: 8337126
    Abstract: The method makes use of four top corner plates (3), four bottom corner plates (4) and five center plates (5). Each plate (3, 4 and 5) has a number of holes (2) that accept and retain swivel connectors (1) and adjustable connector straps (8) that mechanically connect the corner plates (3) and (4) and center plates (5) and in this manner allow for the even restraining of the goods (7) packed on the pallet (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Clarke Technologies (Pty) Ltd.
    Inventor: Richard Clarke
  • Patent number: 8299927
    Abstract: An electromagnetic radiation decoupler for decoupling radiation in the wavelength range ?min to ?max. The decoupler has a first conductor layer in contact with a dielectric layer which comprises at least one area of absence and the thickness of the decoupler is less than ?min/4n, where n is the refractive index of the dielectric. The dielectric layer may be sandwiched between two conductor layers, one of which has the structure described above. The invention is also directed to methods of using and various articles comprising such a decoupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: OMNI-ID Cayman Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Robert Lawrence, Paul Richard Clarke, James Robert Brown, William Norman Damerell
  • Publication number: 20120181341
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of assembly, labeling and programming decoupled EM tags used in the tagging and tracking of items wherein the tags including a printable label portion and a decoupler portion which are combined after printing on the surface of and programming a programmable device associated with the label portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: Andre Cote, Paul Richard Clarke, Anthony Kington
  • Publication number: 20110131690
    Abstract: The subject invention concerns methods for interrogating a surface using scanning ion conductance microscopy (SICM). In one embodiment, a method of the invention comprises the steps of: a) repeatedly bringing a SICM probe into proximity with the surface at discrete, spaced locations in a region of the surface and measuring surface height at each location; b) estimating surface roughness or other characteristic for the region based upon the surface height measurements; and c) repeatedly bringing the probe into proximity with the surface at discrete, spaced locations in the region, the number and location of which is based upon the estimated surface roughness or other characteristic in the region, and obtaining an image of the region with a resolution adapted to the surface roughness or other characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: Imperial Innovations Limited
    Inventors: Pavel Novak, Chao Li, Andrew Shevchuk, Victor Ostanin, David Klenerman, Yuri Korchev, Gregory Frolenkov, Richard Clarke
  • Publication number: 20110121079
    Abstract: An electromagnetic radiation decoupler for decoupling radiation in the wavelength range ?min to ?max. The decoupler has a first conductor layer in contact with a dielectric layer which comprises at least one area of absence and the thickness of the decoupler is less than ?min/4n, where n is the refractive index of the dielectric. The dielectric layer may be sandwiched between two conductor layers, one of which has the structure described above. The invention is also directed to methods of using and various articles comprising such a decoupler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: Christopher Robert Lawrence, Paul Richard Clarke, James Robert Brown, William Norman Damerell
  • Publication number: 20110037541
    Abstract: A device capable of enhancing an electric field to drive an electromagnetic tag into operation is switchable between states to control operation of the tag. Enhancement is provided by a dielectric cavity structure defined between first and second conducting layers. Different states of the device may have different resonant frequencies and read ranges according to the characteristics of the enhancement. As such a container can be provided which includes a tag which switches states on opening, allowing improved tracking characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: OMNI-ID LIMITED
    Inventors: Daniel Robert Johnson, Paul Richard Clarke, Christopher Robert Lawrence, James Robert Brown, William Norman Damerell, Richard James Duncombe