Patents by Inventor Richard R. Martin

Richard R. Martin 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: 20190216493
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a body assembly, a shaft, an acoustic waveguide, an articulation section, an end effector, and an articulation drive assembly. The shaft extends distally from the body assembly and defines a longitudinal axis. The acoustic waveguide comprises a flexible portion. The articulation section is coupled with the shaft. A portion of the articulation section encompasses the flexible portion of the waveguide. The articulation section comprises a plurality of body portions aligned along the longitudinal axis and a flexible locking member. The flexible locking member is operable to secure the body portions in relation to each other and in relation to the shaft. The end effector comprises an ultrasonic blade in acoustic communication with the waveguide. The articulation drive assembly is operable to drive articulation of the articulation section to thereby deflect the end effector from the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Barry C. Worrell, Benjamin J. Danziger, Benjamin D. Dickerson, Brian D. Black, Cara L. Shapiro, Charles J. Scheib, Craig N. Faller, Daniel J. Mumaw, David J. Cagle, David T. Martin, David A. Monroe, Disha V. Labhasetwar, Foster B. Stulen, Frederick L. Estera, Geoffrey S. Strobl, Gregory W. Johnson, Jacob S. Gee, Jason R. Sullivan, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Jeffrey S. Swayze, John A. Hibner, John B. Schulte, Joseph E. Hollo, Kristen G. Denzinger, Kristen L. D'Uva, Matthew C. Miller, Michael R. Lamping, Richard W. Timm, Rudolph H. Nobis, Ryan M. Asher, Stephen M. Leuck, Tylor C. Muhlenkamp, William B. Weisenburgh, II, William A. Olson
  • Publication number: 20190211090
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for treating osteoarthritis in a human subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of an anti-human NGF antibody, or antigen-binding fragment thereof, wherein at least one symptom associated with osteoarthritis is prevented, ameliorated or improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Lynn MACDONALD, Richard TORRES, Marc R. MORRA, Joel H. MARTIN, Joel C. REINHARDT, Paul TISEO
  • Patent number: 10331227
    Abstract: A mobile device is described. The mobile device includes a housing having a pistol grip portion. A display is coupled to the housing such that the display is viewable by a user of the mobile device when the pistol grip portion is held in a hand of the user. A trigger-like control switch is located on the pistol grip portion of the mobile device. A pointing device is located on the trigger-like control switch such that the pointing device is accessible to an index finger of a hand of the user when the pistol grip portion is held in the hand of the user. The pointing device controls at least one function of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Konstantinos D. Tsiopanos, Jaeho Choi, Ian R. Jenkins, Richard M. Martin, Chandra M. Nair
  • Patent number: 10288545
    Abstract: A fluidics system for a flow cytometer is disclosed. In some examples, the system includes a junction disposed between a pump and a sample probe. In some examples, the pump is a peristaltic pump. A pulse-attenuation system is also disclosed. A method for removing gaps caused by pulsations in output data is also disclosed. A fluidics system and method for processing samples in parallel is also disclosed. A fluidic system for a flow cytometer that includes an agitator for agitating a sample is also disclosed. A sheath fluid transfer system of a fluidic system for a flow cytometer is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Beckman Coulter, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard R. Martin, Todd Halvorson, Jeffrey J. Corpstein
  • Publication number: 20190086079
    Abstract: A steam flare is provided that injects steam, unmixed with air into a waste gas stream at locations where the resulting accelerated steam and waste gas mixture upon exposure to the surrounding air induces a mixture of steam, waste gas and air with improved combustion and effectively complete destruction of the waste gas, and where under low-flow conditions, reduced steam and/or assist gas are required to maintain smokeless operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew A. Martin, Richard R. Martin, Kurt E. Kraus, Jay D. Jennings
  • Publication number: 20180135852
    Abstract: Premixed fuel and air are emitted in a staged fashion from a burner. A header delivers premixed fuel and air to a primary stage of combustion through a first plurality of outlets in communication with the pre-mixer. The same or another header may deliver premixed fuel and air to a secondary stage of combustion through a second plurality of outlets. A tile wall is located on the tile between the first plurality of outlets and the second plurality of outlets. A candelabra piece made of metal may comprise the pre-mixer and the header. In assembly, the candelabra piece may be inserted into the burner tile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Richard R. Martin, Matthew A. Martin
  • Publication number: 20160377524
    Abstract: A fluidics system for a flow cytometer is disclosed. In some examples, the system includes a junction disposed between a pump and a sample probe. In some examples, the pump is a peristaltic pump. A pulse-attenuation system is also disclosed. A method for removing gaps caused by pulsations in output data is also disclosed. A fluidics system and method for processing samples in parallel is also disclosed. A fluidic system for a flow cytometer that includes an agitator for agitating a sample is also disclosed. A sheath fluid transfer system of a fluidic system for a flow cytometer is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Richard R. MARTIN, Todd HALVORSON, Jeffrey J. CORPSTEIN
  • Publication number: 20140329186
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for minimizing smoke formation in the operation of a flaring stack. The apparatus includes a generally annular gas deflector having an outer surface for deflecting the waste gas therealong. A plurality of lobes extend radially from the deflector to provide improved mixing between the waste gas and combustion air during combustion to reduce smoke formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Donnie Dee McClain, Richard R. Martin, Jay D. Jennings
  • Publication number: 20140329185
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for minimizing smoke formation in the operation of a flaring stack. The apparatus includes a generally annular gas deflector having an outer surface for deflecting the waste gas therealong. A plurality of lobes extend radially from the deflector to provide improved mixing between the waste gas, steam, and combustion air during combustion to reduce smoke formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Donnie Dee McClain, Richard R. Martin, Jay D. Jennings
  • Publication number: 20140329189
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for minimizing smoke formation in the operation of a flaring stack. The apparatus includes a generally annular gas deflector having an outer surface for deflecting the waste gas therealong. A plurality of lobes extend radially from the deflector to provide improved mixing between the waste gas, steam, and combustion air during combustion to reduce smoke formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Donnie Dee McClain, Richard R. Martin, Jay D. Jennings
  • Publication number: 20140329190
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for minimizing smoke formation in the operation of a flaring stack. The apparatus includes a generally annular gas deflector having an outer surface for deflecting the waste gas therealong. A plurality of lobes extend radially from the deflector to provide improved mixing between the waste gas and combustion air during combustion to reduce smoke formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Donnie Dee McClain, Richard R. Martin, Jay D. Jennings
  • Patent number: 7399458
    Abstract: A fired equipment system and process for operating same is provided that combines stationary industrial burner technology and a catalyst bed that converts pollutants formed during combustion of fuel and air in the burner to yield stack gases that need no further treatment before discharge to the atmosphere. The system and process disclosed reduces CO, NOx and VOC's by at least 90 to 95%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Callidus Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Richard R. Martin, Doyle C. Bishop, Kurt E. Kraus
  • Patent number: 6875008
    Abstract: An improved burner assembly and process for operating same using a burner design that produces very low levels of undesirable nitrogen oxides is provided. The burner assembly premixes primary fuel and air in a venturi system and recirculates combustion gases back to the burner through a plurality of recirculation conduits where it is mixed with the premix of fuel and air and secondary air prior to combustion in a primary combustion zone. Rapid premixing of the primary fuel and air in the venturi system and the dispersion of the recirculated furnace gases is believed to result in lower peak flame temperatures and therefore minimizing the formation of the pollutants, such as nitrogen oxides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Callidus Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Richard R. Martin, Doyle C. Bishop, Paul M. Rodden, Kurt E. Kraus
  • Patent number: 6672858
    Abstract: An improved process for heating furnaces using a burner design that produces very low level of undesirable nitrogen oxides is provided. The process recirculates a large volume of furnaces gases back to the burner where it is mixed with fuel gas in a plurality of recirculation ports prior to combusting with air in a primary combustion zone. Dispersion of the fuel gas in the recirculated furnace gases is believed to result in lower peak flame temperatures and therefore minimizing the formation of the pollutants, such as nitrogen oxides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Inventors: Charles E. Benson, Roberto O. Pellizzari, Peter J. Loftus, Dennis L. Juedes, Richard R. Martin, Earl Ray Wade, Paul M. Rodden
  • Patent number: 6244709
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a multifocal contact lens having an improved front-surface lens design, which design can be used either as a stand-alone multifocal design for both distance- and near-vision correction or, in combination with a back-surface multifocal design, as a means to provide additional power for near-vision correction. In one embodiment of the invention, the contact lens has a front surface comprising a central elliptical curve, a mid-peripheral polynomial curve, and a lenticular spherical curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Assignees: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Rotsana Investments LLC
    Inventors: Michael M. Vayntraub, Richard R. Martin
  • Patent number: 6007325
    Abstract: A gas fired burner is provided for use in applications such as chemical process furnaces for process heaters in refineries and chemical plants, and the like. The burner is provided with a plurality of fuel gas inlets for enabling manipulation of the flame shape and combustion characteristics of the burner, based upon variation in the distribution of fuel gas between the various fuel gas inlets.A combination pilot and flame holder for a burner, such as may be used in process heaters and furnaces for refineries, chemical plants and the like, is also provided. The pilot is mounted atop a supply pipe for premixed fuel and air, which is positioned in the bore of a burner quarl. The pilot includes a radially outwardly extending flange which is upstream of a surface combustion flame holder for establishing a radially directed surface combustion flame.The present invention also provides a low-emissions burner and pilot system for use in such process heaters and furnaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1999
    Assignee: Gas Research Institute
    Inventors: Peter J. Loftus, Charles E. Benson, Roberto O. Pellizzari, Richard R. Martin
  • Patent number: 5993193
    Abstract: A gas fired burner is provided for use in applications such as chemical process furnaces for process heaters in refineries and chemical plants, and the like. The burner is provided with a plurality of fuel gas inlets for enabling manipulation of the flame shape and combustion characteristics of the burner, based upon variation in the distribution of fuel gas between the various fuel gas inlets.A combination pilot and flame holder for a burner, such as may be used in process heaters and furnaces for refineries, chemical plants and the like, is also provided. The pilot is mounted atop a supply pipe for premixed fuel and air, which is positioned in the bore of a burner quarl. The pilot includes a radially outwardly extending flange which is upstream of a surface combustion flame holder for establishing a radially directed surface combustion flame.The present invention also provides a low-emissions burner and pilot system for use in such process heaters and furnaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignee: Gas Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Loftus, Charles E. Benson, Roberto O. Pellizzari, Richard R. Martin
  • Patent number: 5984665
    Abstract: A gas fired burner is provided for use in applications such as chemical process furnaces for process heaters in refineries and chemical plants, and the like. The burner is provided with a plurality of fuel gas inlets for enabling manipulation of the flame shape and combustion characteristics of the burner, based upon variation in the distribution of fuel gas between the various fuel gas inlets.A combination pilot and flame holder for a burner, such as may be used in process heaters and furnaces for refineries, chemical plants and the like, is also provided. The pilot is mounted atop a supply pipe for premixed fuel and air, which is positioned in the bore of a burner quarl. The pilot includes a radially outwardly extending flange which is upstream of a surface combustion flame holder for establishing a radially directed surface combustion flame.The present invention also provides a low-emissions burner and pilot system for use in such process heaters and furnaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: Gas Research Institute
    Inventors: Peter J. Loftus, Charles E. Benson, Roberto O. Pellizzari, Richard R. Martin
  • Patent number: 5960160
    Abstract: A liquid heater assembly including a heater body having therein a coiled tube for passing liquids, a pair of heating elements, a thermistor, a thermostat, and a backup thermostat. Liquid enters the coiled liquid tube at an inlet end and exits the coiled liquid tube at an outlet end. The coiled liquid tube is positioned within the heater body between the pair of heating elements. The outlet end extends below a planar surface of the heater body. The thermistor detects the temperature changes of the heater body. The resistance of the thermistor is used to regulate the supply of power to the heating elements. The thermostat and the backup thermostat are connected in series between the power source and the heating elements to provide a safety shutoff when the heater body reaches a predetermined overheat temperature. The heater body is maintained at a predetermined temperature by regulating the electrical current to the heating elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Frederic L. Clark, Richard R. Martin, Larry W. Moore, John M. Clemens, William D. Rumbaugh, B. Jane Smith
  • Patent number: 5835187
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multifocal contact lens having an edge, a front and back side and a series of concentrically arranged zones comprising central zone, a marginal zone and a peripheral zone. Each of the zones on the back side of the lens is defined by a second-order surface of revolution other than spherical. The front side of the lens comprises multiple spherical surfaces for providing increasing power correction from the central zone toward the peripheral zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Assignee: Wilmington Partners L.P.
    Inventor: Richard R. Martin