Patents by Inventor Richard M. Shelton

Richard M. Shelton 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: 10716568
    Abstract: A surgical stapling assembly comprising a staple cartridge carrier, an anvil, an outer surface, a closure member, a staple cartridge, and a firing system is disclosed. The anvil is rotatable between a first position and a second position. The closure member is slideable along the outer surface to hold the anvil in the second position. The closure member comprises a clearance opening. The staple cartridge is positioned within the staple cartridge carrier. The staple cartridge comprises staples removably stored therein. The staple cartridge and the anvil define a tissue gap therebetween when the anvil is in the second position. The clearance opening is aligned with the tissue gap when the anvil is in the second position. The firing system is configured to eject the staples from the staple cartridge during a staple firing stroke. The firing system engages the staple cartridge carrier and the anvil during the staple firing stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Steven G. Hall, Randall J. Tanguay, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Galen C. Robertson, Andrew M. Zwolinski, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Geoffrey C. Hueil, Mark S. Ortiz, Douglas B. Hoffman, Patrick A. Weizman, Dean B. Bruewer, Gregory B. Blair, Charles J. Scheib, Kevin R. Doll, Bret W. Smith, William D. Kelly, Ronald J. Kolata, Joshua R. Uth, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Jerome R. Morgan, Kyle P. Moore, Mark H. Ransick, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Thomas W. Huitema, Glen A. Armstrong, Shailendra K. Parihar, Donna L. Korvick, Richard W. Timm
  • Publication number: 20140060390
    Abstract: A vertebroplastic cementitious composition includes a solid phase including Portland cement and a biocompatible additive which is a plasticizer and a hardening accelerant, wherein the amount of additive is between about 1% and about 15% by weight relative to the Portland cement; and an aqueous liquid phase, wherein the ratio of the solid phase to the liquid phase is between about 3 g/ml and about 6 g/ml. Methods of forming such compositions, treatment methods using such compositions and cementitious implants including such compositions are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: SPINEART SA
    Inventors: Michael P. Hofmann, Gareth Wynn-Jones, Richard M. Shelton
  • Publication number: 20020165881
    Abstract: Improved color image display accuracy can be achieved across a computer network by obtaining information characterizing the color response of display devices associated with a client residing on the computer network, and using the information to modify style sheets delivered to the client for displaying web pages. Display accuracy can be achieved in a network having both multiple clients that submit images and multiple clients that receive images, such as in the case of an online auction or photo web site. The information can be obtained, for example, by guiding clients that download images or other visual content through a color profiling process that profiles the color response of the display device. For example, such guidance may take the form of a series of instructional web pages that are delivered to the client. The web pages can be made interactive to enable collection of color characterization data from the client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2001
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Applicant: Imation Corp.
    Inventor: Richard M. Shelton
  • Publication number: 20020161803
    Abstract: Improved color image display accuracy can be achieved across a computer network by obtaining information characterizing the color response of display devices associated with a client residing on the computer network, and using the information to modify text files defining color values for presentation of objects in web pages. Display accuracy can be achieved in a network having multiple clients that receive images. The information can be obtained, for example, by guiding clients that download images or other visual content through a color profiling process that profiles the color response of the display device. For example, such guidance may take the form of a series of instructional web pages that are delivered to the client. The web pages can be made interactive to enable collection of color characterization data from the client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2001
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Applicant: Imation Corp.
    Inventor: Richard M. Shelton
  • Patent number: 6029205
    Abstract: A system and method for interprocess communication between concurrently executing, cooperating sequential processes in a digital computer system uses a shared memory queue as a mechanism for message passing and process synchronization. Data to be transferred from a sending process to a receiving process is stored in a queue entry which is visible in the virtual address space of the first process. The queue entry is added to a queue by the sending process directing the processor to execute an enqueue instruction. The receiving process removes the queue entry from the queue by directing the processor to execute a dequeue instruction. The receiving process then has direct access and visibility to the contents of the queue entry without having to copy the data into its virtual address space. Instead of sending data in a queue entry, a sending process may send an event indicator and no data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Merwin H. Alferness, Mark D. Aubel, Charles R. Caldarale, James W. Douglas, David C. Johnson, David R. Johnson, Joseph P. Kerzman, James R. McBreen, Hans C. Mikkelsen, Donna J. Plunkett, Richard M. Shelton, Francis A. Stephens, Wayne D. Ward
  • Patent number: 4316199
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparatus for printing graphic forms simultaneously with information data. A graphic forms master is mounted on a relatively small forms drum which is coupled to rotate simultaneously with a photo-sensitive print drum. Light is reflected from the graphic forms master to a light sensitive transducer from where electrical signals, representing the graphics form, are transmitted to a signals merging circuit. Information data signals are also transmitted to the signals merging circuit. The signals merging circuit is connected to a single light source-optical system to selectively pass light to the photo-sensitive print drum in response to the electrical signals to provide an image thereon representing both the graphic form and the information data. Automatic lateral alignment of the graphic forms data and information data is accomplished through cooperation of an alignment mark on the graphic forms master with a portion of the signals merging circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1982
    Assignee: Sperry Corporation
    Inventors: Nelson L. Greenig, Richard M. Shelton
  • Patent number: 4307409
    Abstract: A beam feedback synchronization system for optical sweeping apparatuses is disclosed. The system includes a multi-faceted rotating reflection mirror which acts on a collimated light beam such as a laser beam to cause it to sweep periodically in parallel straight lines across a rotating photoconducting drum. A portion of the light beam is split off and caused to sweep across an equispaced linear array of fiber optic apertures held in place by a fiber optic assembly. The light entering the fiber optic apertures is carried along fiber optic elements to one or more photodetectors which generate periodic electrical signals in response thereto. The frequency of occurrence of the electrical signals from the photodetector is a measure of the velocity of the sweeping light beam across the fiber optic array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1981
    Assignee: Sperry Corporation
    Inventors: Nelson L. Greenig, Richard M. Shelton
  • Patent number: 3943493
    Abstract: A data entry system having a plurality of data entry key stations each having its own inexpensive, random access magnetic storage device with removable media and visual display connected to a common shared processor. Data characters of data records which are entered at the key stations are transferred to the shared processor and then transferred to a data buffer memory and to the visual display character by character. Data records assembled in the data buffer memory are transferred to the magnetic storage devices to provide a semi-permanent record file which is transferrable to a host processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1976
    Assignee: Sperry Rand Corporation
    Inventor: Richard M. Shelton
  • Patent number: RE31790
    Abstract: A data entry system having a plurality of data entry key stations each having its own inexpensive, random access magnetic storage device with removable media and visual display connected to a common shared processor. Data characters of data records which are entered at the key stations are transferred to the shared processor and then transferred to a data buffer memory and to the visual display character by character. Data records assembled in the data buffer memory are transferred to the magnetic storage devices to provide a semi-permanent record file which is transferrable to a host processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1985
    Assignee: Sperry Corporation
    Inventor: Richard M. Shelton