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: 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 9356978
    Abstract: Systems and methods for routing activity information related to objects in an external application to activity feeds associated with users in a collaboration group are disclosed. When activity information is received, it is routed to collaboration group feeds and user feeds based on a set of routing tables. The routing tables associated objects with events, containers, collaboration groups, and finally users. Based on the routing tables, users who belong to a collaboration groups that are associated with a particular object may see the activity information about that object rendered in an activity feed if the external application grants them permission to access the object. Accordingly, security associated with the object in the external application can be maintained when event information about that object is shared in an activity feed in a collaboration system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Ho Kei David Chan, David Lee, Jay Bryant Wakefield, Mark Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9290310
    Abstract: A container for holding contents includes a shell having a peripheral rim defining a substantially open top, a lid positioned on the shell, covering the substantially open top, and having a peripheral portion engaging the peripheral rim, and a liner disposed within the shell, conforming to the shape of the shell, and having peripheral ribbon secured to the lid forming a continuous seal between the liner and the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: CDF CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Sinn, Joseph Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20150323452
    Abstract: A method of determining material properties for an object under test is disclosed. The method comprises determining a thickness at a point on the object under test in a non-invasive manner. It also comprises obtaining a terahertz measurement by passing terahertz radiation through the object under test using a terahertz emitter and detecting the terahertz radiation using a terahertz detector. Finally, it comprises determining an optical property at the point on the object under test using a measurement value from the terahertz emitter and the terahertz detector and a measured value for the thickness at the point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Edward King, David Heaps, Mark Sullivan, Richard McKay, Eiji Kato
  • Publication number: 20150323451
    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: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: Advantest Corporation
    Inventors: Edward KING, David HEAPS, Mark SULLIVAN
  • Publication number: 20150304729
    Abstract: A method that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, capturing from a plurality of media sources information describing a plurality of media content offered at the plurality of media sources, generating a plurality of exemplars of the plurality of media content offered at the plurality of media sources based on the information captured from the plurality of media sources, presenting the plurality of exemplars at a display, receiving a selection of a first exemplar of the plurality of exemplars, and presenting a portion of first media content associated with a first media source of the plurality of media sources associated with the first exemplar based on the information captured from the plurality of media sources responsive to the selection of the first exemplar. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: James Pratt, Keith Crowe, Mark Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9116892
    Abstract: A method for improving the responsiveness of a client application by providing that application with a local database which is a replicated subset of a database held on a remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: OMNIFONE LIMITED
    Inventors: Mark Knight, Jaume Vidal, Ed Bedwell, Duncan Edwards, Mark Sullivan, Michael Lamb
  • Publication number: 20150199294
    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: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Applicant: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kimberly DAVIS, Mark SULLIVAN, James MITCHELL, Patrick THEMINS
  • Patent number: D755361
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Scentsy, Inc.
    Inventors: Warren Osborn, Bryce Fisher, Diogo Myrrha, Ephraim Sng, Ezra Kwong, Mark Sullivan