Patents by Inventor Richard E. Clark

Richard E. 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: 10759602
    Abstract: A pick device and a picking system for picking a plurality of packages, the pick device including a rotatable housing and gripper arms extending radially from the housing. The picking system includes a plurality of storage tubes adjacent the pick device and a nest moveable with pick device from one tube to another tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Remedi Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Steven E. Schneider, Richard W. Snodgrass, Justin J. Clark, Christopher J. Fisher, Steven Hoenig
  • Patent number: 10725523
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide the ability for a computing device to determine a noise threshold to wake on ambient noises. In one example method, the computing device tracks sound, detected by a microphone of the computing device, over a period of time and, based on the sound tracked over the period of time, determines a noise threshold. The computing device tunes a sensitivity of the microphone to wake the computing device when ambient noise, detected by the microphone, is to have a signal strength equal to or exceeding the noise threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Alexander Wayne Clark, Kent E Biggs, Richard E Hodges
  • Publication number: 20190371582
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include vacuum electronic devices, methods of operating a vacuum electronic device, and methods of fabricating a vacuum electronic device. In a non-limiting embodiment, a vacuum electronics device includes a cathode and an anode. At least one focus grid is disposed between the cathode and the anode, and the at least one focus grid is physically disconnected from the cathode. The at least one acceleration grid is disposed between the cathode and the anode, and the at least one acceleration grid is further disposed adjacent the at least one focus grid. The at least one acceleration grid is physically disconnected from the cathode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Modern Electron, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen E. Clark, Richard M. Gorski, Arvind Kannan, Andrew T. Koch, Andrew R. Lingley, Hsin-I Liu, Max N. Mankin, Tony S. Pan, Jason M. Parker
  • Patent number: 10457485
    Abstract: A dispensing system and associated method provides a turnkey solution for dispensing pharmaceutical products such as solid medications and nutritional supplements to be taken orally in health care settings, including but not limited to long term care (LTC) and assisted living settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: REMEDI TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Kimberly Hawkes, Steven E. Schneider, Thomas P. Hayes, Richard W. Snodgrass, Christopher J. Fisher, Roger J. Gerdeman, Wyatt Culbertson, Justin J. Clark, Steven Hoenig
  • Patent number: 10408074
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure are directed to a seal comprising: a first leg that emanates from a center point of the seal and is configured to contact a first component, a second leg that emanates from the center point and is configured to contact a second component that is operative at a temperature that is within a range of 648 degrees Celsius to 1093 degrees Celsius, and a third leg that emanates from the center point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Brian C. McLaughlin, Thomas E. Clark, Peter J. Milligan, Dairus Deylan McDowell, Jaimie Schweitzer, Jeremy Drake, Richard K. Hayford
  • Patent number: 7898121
    Abstract: A linear actuator includes permanent magnet annuli arranged about an armature core for axial movement in a tubular stator upon energization of coils arranged in concentric association with the armature. The stator has portions extending radially inwards of the coils and towards one another beneath each coil, which define a spacing between the coil and the armature. The annuli have a substantially radially magnetized structure and the coils are configured for single phase power input. In one embodiment (FIG. 6), two pairs of spaced annuli are arranged on the core, wherein the axial length of the outermost annuli is half the axial length of the inner annuli.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Ricardo UK Ltd
    Inventors: Keith Ramsay, Andrew Turner, Richard E. Clark
  • Publication number: 20100152526
    Abstract: A pumping system for blood for a patient includes a sensorless pump having no sensors disposed in the pump itself for moving the blood, a motor and a blood transport port through which blood is received from the patient and is pumped into the patient. The system also includes a controller connected to the pump for controlling the pump so a desired flow rate of blood can be maintained by the pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: John J. Pacella, Andrew H. Goldstein, Dennis R. Trumble, Richard E. Clark, Fred W. Moeller, George J. Magovern
  • Publication number: 20080220930
    Abstract: A linear actuator includes permanent magnet annuli arranged about an armature core for axial movement in a tubular stator upon energisation of coils arranged in concentric association with the armature. The stator has portions extending radially inwards of the coils and towards one another beneath each coil, which define a spacing between the coil and the armature. The annuli have a substantially radially magnetised structure and the coils are configured for single phase power input. In one embodiment (FIG. 6), two pairs of spaced annuli are arranged on the core, wherein the axial length of the outermost annuli is half the axial length of the inner annuli.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicant: RICARDO UK LTD
    Inventors: Keith Ramsay, Andrew Turner, Richard E. Clark
  • Patent number: 6808482
    Abstract: A blood pump device comprises a blood pump having blood transport ports, cannulae connected to the ports, and a coating material covering the junction between the inner surfaces of the ports and cannulae. This forms a smooth transition so blood can flow unimpeded therefrom and collection cavities for the blood are eliminated. Also included is a method for producing a smooth coating. The blood pump device comprises a second portion including a stator mechanism, a rotor mechanism, an impeller, a journal, and a seat member. The second portion is constructed to pump blood through the cannulae when power is provided. The blood pump device is also equipped with a safety occluder device, a sensor for detecting back emf in the stator mechanism, and a controller having the capability of indicating stator current and rotor speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Allegheny-Singer Research Institute
    Inventors: John J. Pacella, Andrew H. Goldstein, Dennis R. Trumble, Richard E. Clark, Fred W. Moeller, George J. Magovern
  • Patent number: 6186149
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a circulatory system, such as a circulatory assist system for a patient. The system comprises a blood pump having tubing fluidically communicating with a person's blood vessel. The blood pump can be, for instance, a centrifugal blood pump but is not limited thereto. The system also comprises an occluder device for controlling flow of the blood pump. The occluder device is in contact with the tubing of the blood pump. The occluder device can be incorporated into an anti-kink sheath over the outlet graft tubing of the blood pump. Preferably, the system comprises control means for actuating the occluder device when the blood pump malfunctions. In this manner, potentially fatal retrograde blood due to pump failure is automatically prevented. In a preferred embodiment, the occluder device comprises a cylindrical tube and a bladder mechanism connected to the inside surface of the tube. Type bladder mechanism preferably comprises a bladder and means for inflating the bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: Allegheny-Singer Research Institute
    Inventors: John J. Pacella, Richard E. Clark
  • Patent number: 6162167
    Abstract: A blood pump device which includes a blood pump having blood transport ports and cannulae connected to the ports. The blood pump device also includes a coating material covering the junction between the inner surfaces of the ports and cannulae. A method of producing a smooth coating. A blood pump device including a second portion having a stator mechanism and a rotor mechanism disposed adjacent to and driven by the stator mechanism. The second portion has a journal disposed about the rotor mechanism to provide support therewith. The second portion has an impeller disposed in the chamber and a seal member for sealing about a shaft of the impeller. The seal member is fixedly attached to the journal so that the seal member is supported by the journal. A mechanism for providing power to the blood pump so that blood can be pumped through a cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Assignee: Allegheny-Singer Research Institute
    Inventors: Andrew H. Goldstein, John J. Pacella, Dennis R. Trumble, Richard E. Clark, Fred W. Moeller, George J. Magovern
  • Patent number: 6045496
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a circulatory system, such as a circulatory assist system for a patient. The system comprises a blood pump having tubing fluidically communicating with a person's blood vessel. The blood pump can be, for instance, a centrifugal blood pump but is not limited thereto. The system also comprises an occluder device for controlling flow of the blood pump. The occluder device is in contact with the tubing of the blood pump. The occluder device can be incorporated into an anti-kink sheath over the outlet graft tubing of the blood pump. Preferably, the system comprises control means for actuating the occluder device when the blood pump malfunctions. In this manner, potentially fatal retrograde blood due to pump failure is automatically prevented. In a preferred embodiment, the occluder device comprises a cylindrical tube and a bladder mechanism connected to the inside surface of the tube. The bladder mechanism preferably comprises a bladder and means for inflating the bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Assignee: Allegheny-Singer Research Institute
    Inventors: John J. Pacella, Richard E. Clark
  • Patent number: 5711753
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a blood pump device which comprises a blood pump having blood transport ports and cannulae connected to the ports. The blood pump device also comprises a coating material covering the junction between the inner surfaces of the ports and cannulae. This forms a smooth transition so blood can flow unimpeded therefrom and collection cavities for the blood are eliminated. The invention is also related to a method of producing a smooth coating. The present invention is a blood pump device comprising a second portion having a stator mechanism and a rotor mechanism disposed adjacent to and driven by the stator mechanism. The second portion has a journal disposed about the rotor mechanism to provide support therewith. The second portion has an impeller disposed in the chamber and a one-piece seal member for sealing about a shaft of the impeller. The seal member is fixedly attached to the journal so that the seal member is supported by the journal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Assignee: Allegheny-Singer Research Institute
    Inventors: John J. Pacella, Andrew H. Goldstein, Dennis R. Trumble, Richard E. Clark, Fred W. Moeller
  • Patent number: 5599174
    Abstract: A diaphragm pump has a magnetic actuator. A permanent magnetic assembly is secured to the outside face of the diaphragm of the pump and provides at least a pair of opposed magnetic pole faces directed away from the diaphragm. An electromagnet assembly has at least a pair of opposite poles located opposite but spaced from the pole faces of the permanent magnet assembly. Energizing the electromagnet with alternating current, alternately repels and attracts the permanent magnet assembly, thereby reciprocating the diaphragm to operate the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1997
    Assignee: Huntleigh Technology plc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Cook, Richard E. Clark
  • Patent number: 4796766
    Abstract: This relates to blow molded containers, and particularly to the formation of blow molded containers formed of a plastic material which is subjectable to a high degree of biaxial orientation for maximum strength. Two containers are formed in each blow molding operation with each container having throughout the stress areas thereof a high degree of biaxial orientation. A container may be in the form of a bottle having an as formed open bottom which is closed by a metal end unit seamed in place. Other containers will have open mouths closed by conventional closures including metal end units which are seamed to the container body or by closure caps which may be releasably interlocked with the neck finish of the container in several known modes. In every instance the containers are formed with a minimum of scrap. This abstract forms no part of the specification of this application and is not to be construed as limiting the claims of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1989
    Assignee: The Continental Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard E. Clark
  • Patent number: 4665682
    Abstract: This relates to a method of forming a thermal/collapse-resistant highly oriented polyester container for use in hot fill applications. In accordance with the method of a polyester preform is reheated and then placed in a blow mold cavity whereat the preform is distended to match the blow mold cavity to form an intermediate article including a container having an oriented end unit receiving finish of a diameter materially greater than the diameter of the preform. The method is characterized in that in providing the preform the composition of the polyester, the draw ratio during distending of the preform and reheat conditions are all controlled to provide a container with a sidewall and finish density in the range of 1.350 to substantially but less than 1.370 grams/cubic centimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1987
    Assignee: Continental PET Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerard J. Kerins, Wayne N. Collette, Martin H. Beck, Richard E. Clark, Ieuan L. Harry, Suppayan Krishnakumar, Bryan H. Miller, Richard C. Nichols, David Piccioli, Louis D. Tacito, Eileene M. Worsowicz
  • Patent number: 4582664
    Abstract: This relates to the blow molding of containers wherein the containers are formed of biaxially oriented plastic material. A multi-sided hollow member is blown within a convention blow mold using a conventional type of preform. Each side, when severed from the top and bottom of the hollow member and from each other forms a tray or box like container having a bottom, side walls and a peripheral sealing flange. The efficiency of the container from a weight to capacity standpoint is at a maximum due to the biaxial orientation of the plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1986
    Assignee: Continental Packaging Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard E. Clark
  • Patent number: 4575915
    Abstract: This relates to the forming of a blow molded polyester container wherein a bottle having a conventional upper neck portion and an intermediate body is provided with a lower portion which includes an annular seaming flange which is integrally connected to the lower end of the body and wherein, with the exception of the seaming flange, the lower portion is removed and the bottle is closed by a separately formed bottom double seamed to the lower end of the body utilizing the annular seaming flange. During the interim between the removal of the bottle lower portion and the application of a separate bottom, the bottle is fully open so as to be readily commercially interiorly coated with a barrier coating. The separately formed bottom may be readily formed of metal and may be so constructed as to provide a large diameter base for supporting the bottle in upstanding position. This abstract forms no part of the specification of this application and is not to be construed as limiting the claims of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1986
    Assignee: Continental Packaging Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Clark, Louis D. Tacito, Bryan H. Miller, Martin H. Beck
  • Patent number: 4549066
    Abstract: This relates to the cutting or trimming of a blow molded polyester resin article utilizing a CO.sub.2 laser. The article is axially positioned and rotated while the laser beam is focused and concentrated on a preselected portion of the article. The laser beam beneficially vaporizes the polyester resin in the cutting thereof as opposed to forming a dust. Further, the action of the laser is one wherein a certain melting occurs so that the resultant cut edge of the retained part of the article is rounded and sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1985
    Assignee: Continental Packaging Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David P. Piccioli, Ieuan L. Harry, Richard E. Clark
  • Patent number: 4539463
    Abstract: A plastic jar is formed by blow molding a combination adapter and jar and thereafter the jar is cut from the adapter utilizing a laser beam. The jar may be blow molded from a preform which is of an injection molded laminated construction so that the wall of the jar is formed of plural layers. The head generated by the laser beam will melt and bond together these layers as opposed to permitting delamination as would occur should the jar be cut from the adapter by a knife or the like. The cut surface of the jar forms the mouth defining surface of the jar and it is preferred that the cut be inclined at a slight angle to a plane normal to the axis of the jar. Damage to the diametrically opposite surface of the jar by portions of the laser beam being utilized for cut off passing through the jar is prevented by a pressurized gas supply tube which is in the path of the laser beam and serves as an absorber for stray rays. This abstract is not to be construed as limiting the claims of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1985
    Assignee: Continental Packaging Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David P. Piccioli, Ieuan L. Harry, Richard E. Clark