Patents by Inventor Mark Sullivan

Mark Sullivan 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: 20170076322
    Abstract: A method for appending location data to behavior profiles, includes tracking a number of impressions for a user when the user is on-line, tracking a number of opportunities for the user when the user is on-line, calculating a cost associated with the opportunities for the user, and determining an index for the user to quantify a qualitative value of the user. Therefore, exemplary embodiments use information gathered and associated about a user to provide different decision propositions to the providers of targeted information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Jeff Sparrow, Mark Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9594717
    Abstract: A dual host system and method with back to back non-transparent bridges and a proxy packet generating mechanism. The proxy packet generating mechanism enables the hosts to send interrupt generating packets to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kimberly Davis, Mark Sullivan, James Mitchell, Patrick Themins
  • Patent number: 9579762
    Abstract: Hammer drills and similar devices have an ongoing dust and debris problem that is solved by a protector device covering the drill in a main body protector shielding a user from the materials. The protector device has an evacuation region on its underside with multi dimensional adapters for attaching hoses of varying sizes. Additionally, an insertable collapsible accordion cylinder assists in covering the debris falling from different size drills being used. A second embodiment has a circular saw dust protector attachment arranged as two half moons or ¼ moon and ¾ moon having a central cylinder at their respective tops that are to be held together with a mechanical latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventor: Mark Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9568181
    Abstract: A flushmount luminaire is configured to be flush mounted on a mounting surface. The flushmount luminaire includes a light source having a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs); a combination heat spreader and heat sink disposed in thermal communication with the light source such that the combination heat spreader and heat sink facilitates transfer of heat away from the LEDs; and, a power conditioner structurally configured and disposed to receive AC voltage from an electrical supply and to provide DC voltage to the plurality of LEDs. The combination heat spreader and heat sink has an outer dimension that is larger than: an opening defined by a nominally sized can light fixture; and, an opening defined by a nominally sized electrical junction box. A back surface of the combination heat spreader and heat sink is configured to permit the flushmount luminaire to be flush mounted on the mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Penley Boomgaarden, Michael Balestracci, Rick LeClair, Wei Sun, David Henderson, Shane Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20170015735
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a monoclonal antibody that binds specifically to a Staphylococcus aureus glucosaminidase and inhibits in vivo growth of S. aureus. Also disclosed are monoclonal antibody binding portions, recombinant or hybridoma cell lines, pharmaceutical compositions containing the monoclonal antibody or binding portions thereof, and methods of treating S. aureus infection and osteomyelitis, and methods for introducing an orthopedic implant into a patient using the monoclonal antibody, binding portion, or pharmaceutical composition of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Edward M. SCHWARZ, Mark A. SULLIVAN, John L. DAISS
  • Publication number: 20170011430
    Abstract: A platform for creating an advertising campaign may include a graphical user interface. The graphical user interface may be configured to permit a user to select a geographic area to define a target recipient group, identify a demographic parameter of the target recipient group, view an estimated statistic from the advertising campaign based on the target recipient group and demographic parameter, set campaign parameters, and associate an advertisement to the advertising campaign.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Jeff Sparrow, Mark Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20170011113
    Abstract: System and method described herein may be used to relate a physical address of a user and an IP address of a user from on-line exchanges of the user. The method may include relating an IP address to an intermediate identifier, where the intermediate identifier is observed with the IP address during a single on-line exchange. The method may also include relating the physical address of the user to the intermediate identifier after an observed correlation between the physical address and the intermediate identifier. The method may also include relating the physical address of the user and the IP address of the user, where the physical address and the IP address are not observed together in a single on-line exchange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Jeff Sparrow, Mark Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9516875
    Abstract: Methods and systems of maintaining, evaluating, and providing therapy to a lung ex vivo. The methods and systems involve positioning the lung in an ex vivo perfusion circuit; circulating a perfusion fluid through the lung, the fluid entering the lung through a pulmonary artery interface and leaving the lung through a left atrial interface; and ventilating the lung by flowing a ventilation gas through a tracheal interface. Maintaining the lung for extended periods involves causing the lung to rebreath a captive volume of air, and reaching an equilibrium state between the perfusion fluid and the ventilation gas. Evaluating the gas exchange capability of the lung involves deoxygenating the perfusion fluid and measuring a time taken to reoxygenate the perfusion fluid by ventilating the lung with an oxygenation gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: TRANSMEDICS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Fishman, Robert Havener, Ihab A. Fattah, Anas Abdelazim, Scott Newell, Thomas H. Bishop, Tamer I. Khayal, Stanley Kyi, Ron Taylor, Jr., Doug Harriott, Matthew De Remer, Paul Murray, John Sullivan, Mark Anderson, Richard Bringham, Michael Van Driel, Waleed H. Hassanein
  • Publication number: 20160349082
    Abstract: A rotary steerable drilling system that is operable to drill vertical wellbores and automatically maintain a vertical wellbore drilling path. The system includes a control module for operating solenoid valves that control an amount of fluid pressure applied to bias pad piston/cylinders. The control module is operable to determine when the system is deviating from vertical, in what direction the system is deviating, and where the bias pads are in relation to the direction of deviation. Based on these determinations, the control module actuates the requisite bias pads by controlling the amount of fluid pressure applied to the bias pad piston/cylinders to direct the system back to the vertical drilling path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Daniel Andrew MARSON, Daniel Mark SULLIVAN, John Mackinley PAGETT
  • Patent number: 9487577
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a monoclonal antibody that binds specifically to a Staphylococcus aureus glucosaminidase and inhibits in vivo growth of S. aureus. Also disclosed are monoclonal antibody binding portions, recombinant or hybridoma cell lines, pharmaceutical compositions containing the monoclonal antibody or binding portions thereof, and methods of treating S. aureus infection and osteomyelitis, and methods for introducing an orthopedic implant into a patient using the monoclonal antibody, binding portion, or pharmaceutical composition of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: University of Rochester
    Inventors: Edward M. Schwarz, Mark A. Sullivan, John L. Daiss
  • Publication number: 20160318059
    Abstract: A liquid diffuser includes a base, a liquid reservoir, a spout for resting on the reservoir and having an upper opening, a fan, a polymeric gasket encircling the liquid reservoir, and a cover. The gasket includes a flange extending over a portion of an upper surface of the base that extends laterally beyond the liquid reservoir. The cover is sized and configured to be positioned over and around the liquid reservoir and the spout, and to rest upon the flange of the gasket. Methods of assembling such a liquid diffuser include resting the spout upon the liquid reservoir, and resting the spout upon the flange of the gasket over the base. Method of using such a liquid diffuser include powering a transducer for generating atomized droplets of the liquid, and supplying power to the fan to carry the atomized droplets of the liquid out from the diffuser with forced airflow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Warren Osborn, Bryce Fisher, Diogo Myrrha, Ephraim Sng, Ezra Kwong, Mark Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9462802
    Abstract: Methods and systems of maintaining, evaluating, and providing therapy to a lung ex vivo. The methods and systems involve positioning the lung in an ex vivo perfusion circuit; circulating a perfusion fluid through the lung, the fluid entering the lung through a pulmonary artery interface and leaving the lung through a left atrial interface; and ventilating the lung by flowing a ventilation gas through a tracheal interface. Maintaining the lung for extended periods involves causing the lung to rebreath a captive volume of air, and reaching an equilibrium state between the perfusion fluid and the ventilation gas. Evaluating the gas exchange capability of the lung involves deoxygenating the perfusion fluid and measuring a time taken to reoxygenate the perfusion fluid by ventilating the lung with an oxygenation gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: TRANSMEDICS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Fishman, Robert Havener, Ihab Abdel Fattah, Anas Abdelazim, Scott Newell, Tom Bishop, Tamer Khayal, Stanley Kyi, Ron Taylor, Doug Harriott, Matthew De Remer, Paul Murray, John Sullivan, Mark Anderson, Richard Bringham, Michael Van Driel, Waleed Hassanein
  • Publication number: 20160290971
    Abstract: A method of scanning a sample includes simultaneously forming a plurality of co-linear scans. Each scan is formed by a sweep of a spot by an acousto-optical device (AOD). The co-linear scans are separated by a predetermined spacing. A first plurality of swaths are formed by repeating the simultaneous forming of the plurality of co-linear scans in a direction perpendicular to the co-linear scans. The first plurality of swaths have an inter-swath spacing that is the same as the predetermined spacing. The predetermined spacing can be a scan length or an integral number of scan lengths. A second plurality of swaths can be formed adjacent to the first plurality of swaths. Forming the second plurality of swaths can be performed in an opposite direction to that of the first plurality of swaths or in a same direction. An inspection system can implement this method by including a diffractive optical element (DOE) path after a magnification changer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Jamie Sullivan, Wenjian Cai, Yevgeniy Churin, Ralph Johnson, Meier Yitzhak Brender, Mark Shi Wang, Rex Runyon, Kai Cao
  • Publication number: 20160275566
    Abstract: Methods and systems disclosed provide for advertisement opportunities based on preselected user profiles and trigger events. The user profiles may comprise available impression times, index values and cost of acquisition. Advertisement content may be provided to devices associated with the preselected user profiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Jeff Sparrow, Mark Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9417181
    Abstract: A method of determining a density of a roller compacted ribbon is disclosed. The method comprises compacting dry pharmaceutical powder between press rollers of a roller compactor to produce a compact ribbon. The method also comprises determining a thickness at a point on the compact ribbon in a non-invasive manner after it has rolled out from in between the press rollers. Further, the method comprises passing the compact ribbon through a gap in between the terahertz emitter and the terahertz detector. Next, the method comprises determining a refractive index at the point on the compact ribbon using a measurement value from the terahertz emitter and the terahertz detector and a measured value for the thickness at the point. Finally, the method comprises computing a density of the compact ribbon at the point using a value of the refractive index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: ADVANTEST CORPORATION
    Inventors: Edward King, David Heaps, Mark Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9397514
    Abstract: Various systems, processes, and techniques may be used for converting alternating current power to direct current power for an electro-chemical reactor. In certain implementations, a system and a process may include the ability to receive an alternating current power signal, convert the alternating current signal to a direct current signal, and distribute the direct current signal to at least two power conversion modules coupled to a mounting structure. Each power conversion module may be able to convert a portion of the direct current signal to a high-frequency alternating current signal, adjust the voltage of the high-frequency alternating current signal, convert the voltage-adjusted high-frequency alternating current signal to a direct current power signal, and filter the direct current power signal. The system and the process may include the ability to combine the direct current power signals from the modules into an output direct current power signal for an electro-chemical reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: BAKERCORP
    Inventors: Douglas J. Herber, Mark Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9395340
    Abstract: A method of scanning a sample includes simultaneously forming a plurality of co-linear scans. Each scan is formed by a sweep of a spot by an acousto-optical device (AOD). The co-linear scans are separated by a predetermined spacing. A first plurality of swaths are formed by repeating the simultaneous forming of the plurality of co-linear scans in a direction perpendicular to the co-linear scans. The first plurality of swaths have an inter-swath spacing that is the same as the predetermined spacing. A second plurality of swaths can be formed adjacent to the first plurality of swaths. Forming the second plurality of swaths can be performed in an opposite direction to that of the first plurality of swaths or in a same direction. An inspection system can implement this method by including a diffractive optical element (DOE) path after a magnification changer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Jamie Sullivan, Wenjian Cai, Yevgeniy Churin, Ralph Johnson, Meier Yitzhak Brender, Mark Shi Wang, Rex Runyon, Kai Cao
  • Publication number: 20160171441
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cross-dock management system comprises: a plurality of movable platforms configured to hold one or more pallets or parcels; at least one barcode or RFID tag positioned on each of said movable platforms, pallets, or parcels, wherein the barcode readers are configured to read the barcodes and RFID readers are configured to read the RFID tags. The data scanned by the barcode readers and RFID readers is stored in a local warehouse database and is used to determine an optimized placement and load for each movable platform in the warehouse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Gary Shannon LIVELY, Mark BRADLEY, Patrick SULLIVAN
  • Patent number: 9369357
    Abstract: The present disclosure enables remote device management. A programmatic interface is associated with each application plug-in. A web server included with the on-device agent provides access to the programmatic interfaces according to open standards such as HTML or XML. The present disclosure enables access to remote devices through existing infrastructure without the need for proprietary systems. An IT administrator or other administrator may remotely access and update software and hardware, track device data plan usage statistics, provide live support, and track current and historical device locations. Further, through the use of the present disclosure developers may provide customizable applications employing plug-ins on the remote device targeted for their own system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Gentile, Jim Sullivan, Mark Hanson, Mark Wade
  • Patent number: 9367827
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cross-dock management system comprises: a plurality of movable platforms configured to hold one or more pallets or parcels; at least one barcode or RFID tag positioned on each of said movable platforms, pallets, or parcels, wherein the barcode readers are configured to read the barcodes and RFID readers are configured to read the RFID tags. The data scanned by the barcode readers and RFID readers is stored in a local warehouse database and is used to determine an optimized placement and load for each movable platform in the warehouse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Innovative Logistics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Shannon Lively, Mark Bradley, Patrick Sullivan