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).

  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150149090
    Abstract: A plant monitoring system for the monitoring of environmental parameters that affect growing plants and that is capable of producing audible and visible alerts when the health of the plant is threatened. In some embodiments, the plant monitoring system is configured to produce calibrated alerts specific to the type of plant being monitored based upon information stored in an on-line database. In still other embodiments, plants are remotely monitored by web-enabled devices which further allow for additional calibration settings to be entered by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Federico T. MARQUEZ, Mark SULLIVAN
  • Publication number: 20150134693
    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: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: HO KEI DAVID CHAN, DAVID LEE, JAY BRYANT WAKEFIELD, MARK SULLIVAN
  • Patent number: 8996780
    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: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kimberly Davis, Mark Sullivan, James Mitchell, Patrick Themins
  • Patent number: 8968120
    Abstract: A fielding aid for a baseball or softball glove having an insert composed of a vibration dampening material for slowing or impeding the movement of a ball; the insert having an interior portion and exterior portion. In certain aspects, the interior portion has a convex shape that aids in fielding balls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Sullivan
  • Patent number: 8961977
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an anti-idiotypic polypeptide scaffold that includes two or more peptide sequences that mimic a discontinuous epitope of a pathogen that is recognized by or induces formation of a broadly neutralizing antibody. Using a fibronectin FNfn10 scaffold bearing two or more modified discontinuous loops, scaffolds that recognize broadly neutralizing antibodies in vitro and from patient serum have been identified. These scaffolds should induce an immune response or mobilize germline specificities to initiate their affinity maturation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: University of Rochester
    Inventors: Stephen Dewhurst, Mark A. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20140371428
    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 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Edward M. Schwarz, Mark A. Sullivan, John L. Daiss
  • Publication number: 20140266074
    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: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Douglas J. Herber, Mark Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20140262507
    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: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel Andrew Marson, Daniel Mark Sullivan, John Mackinley Pagett
  • Patent number: 8734774
    Abstract: Provided herein are chimeric nucleic acid sequences encoding chimeric polypeptides. Also provided herein are chimeric polypeptides. Further provided herein are methods of treating a subject with or at risk of developing a cancer. The methods comprise selecting a subject with or at risk of developing a cancer, and administering to the subject an effective amount of the chimeric polypeptides provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: University of Rochester
    Inventors: John G. Frelinger, John Puskas, Baek Kim, Mark Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20140093320
    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 1/4 moon and 3/4 moon having a central cylinder at their respective tops that are to be held together with a mechanical latch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Sullivan
  • Patent number: 8635348
    Abstract: An endpoint node on a switch fabric announces an intent to host a service for the switch fabric. The announcement includes an announcement entry to an announcement record in a data repository maintained at a designated endpoint node on the switch fabric. The announcement entry includes the endpoint node's preference to take a given role to host the service. The endpoint node queries the announcement record to determine what other endpoint nodes have announced an intent to host the service. Based, at least in part, on the query, the endpoint node determines a role it will take to host the service. The endpoint node updates the announcement record to indicate the role.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Pat Thomson, Mark Sullivan
  • Patent number: 8573170
    Abstract: A rocker arm assembly which has an anti-inversion part that prevents a support pin from inverting and, thus, ensuring proper orientation of the support pin, on which a rocker arm is rotatably mounted, is maintained. The anti-inversion part can be incorporated on the support pin, the inner sleeve or the outer sleeve and/or a combination of the support pin, the inner sleeve and/or the outer sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Mark Sullivan, Jesse Myers, Richard Baker, Lutz Kirbach, Michael Turner, James Westbrook, Benjamin McAuley, William Carter
  • Patent number: D692826
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Dark Energy LLC
    Inventors: Garrett H. Aida, Mark Sullivan
  • 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