Patents by Inventor David A. Mark

David A. Mark 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: 10350199
    Abstract: Indazole compounds for treating various diseases and pathologies are disclosed. More particularly, the present disclosure concerns the use of an indazole compound or analogs thereof, in the treatment of disorders characterized by the activation of Wnt pathway signaling (e.g., cancer, abnormal cellular proliferation, angiogenesis, fibrotic disorders, bone or cartilage diseases, and osteoarthritis), the modulation of cellular events mediated by Wnt pathway signaling, as well as genetic diseases and neurological conditions/disorders/diseases due to mutations or dysregulation of the Wnt pathway and/or of one or more of Wnt signaling components. Also provided are methods for treating Wnt-related disease states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Samumed, LLC
    Inventors: Sunil Kumar KC, David Mark Wallace, Jianguo Cao, Chandramouli Chiruta, John Hood
  • Patent number: 10350114
    Abstract: An open-cavity, reduced-pressure treatment device and system for treating a cavity in a patient's body, such as an abdominal cavity, is presented. In one instance, an open-cavity, reduced-pressure treatment device includes a plurality of encapsulated leg members, each having an interior portion with a leg manifold member and formed with fenestrations operable to allow fluid flow into the interior portion, and a central connection member fluidly coupled to the plurality of encapsulated leg members. The central connection member has a connection manifold member. The open-cavity, reduced-pressure treatment devices, systems, and methods allow for, among other things, removal of fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian James Hardman, David George Whyte, Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson, James Joseph Sealy, Colin John Hall, Mark Stephen James Beard
  • Patent number: 10355014
    Abstract: Some embodiments include an assembly which has channel material pillars, and which has memory cells along the channel material pillars. A conductive structure is under the channel material pillars. The conductive structure has doped semiconductor material in direct contact with bottom regions of the channel material pillars. One or more of magnesium, scandium, yttrium and lanthanide elements is along the bottom regions of the channel material pillars. Some embodiments include methods of forming assemblies. A structure is formed, and a mass is formed against an upper surface of the structure. Plugs are formed within openings in the mass. The plugs comprise a second material over a first material. The first material includes one or more of magnesium, scandium, yttrium and lanthanide elements. Openings are formed to terminate on the first material, and are then extended through the first material. Channel material pillars are formed within the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: David Ross Economy, John Mark Meldrim, Haoyu Li, Yongjun Jeff Hu, Christopher W. Petz, Daniel Billingsley, Everett A. McTeer
  • Patent number: 10346894
    Abstract: A method for providing purchase suggestions to a customer is provided. The method may include a computer server associated with a store receiving multiple receipts for past purchase transactions from a customer. The server may identify products on the receipts and analyze the products and receipt dates to determine a frequency with which the customer purchases a particular product. The server may also determine a date when the customer last purchased the particular product and transmit a purchase suggestion for the product to the customer at a time correlated with the customer needing to purchase the particular product based on a date when the customer last purchased the particular product and the frequency with which the customer purchases the particular product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: David Jon Carr, Richard Mark Ramsden
  • Patent number: 10342788
    Abstract: Provided herein are compounds according to Formulas (I) or (II) and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, and compositions comprising the same, for use in various methods, including treating cancer, abnormal cellular proliferation, angiogenesis, Alzheimer's disease, lung disease, osteoarthritis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and neurological conditions/disorders/diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Samumed, LLC
    Inventors: John Hood, Sunil Kumar KC, David Mark Wallace
  • Patent number: 10334874
    Abstract: Methods for producing dissolving grade pulp and microcrystalline cellulose from tobacco are provided. The methods include chemical pulping a tobacco input to form a tobacco pulp. Chemical pulping the tobacco input includes combining the tobacco input with a strong base defining a weight from about 5% to about 50% of the tobacco input, and heating the tobacco input and the strong base with an H-factor from about 500 to about 3,300. Further, the methods include bleaching the tobacco pulp to produce a dissolving grade pulp. Bleaching the tobacco pulp may include chlorination of the tobacco pulp with a chlorine dioxide solution, and caustic extraction of the tobacco pulp with a second strong base. A related tobacco-derived microcrystalline cellulose product is also provided, which can be used as a binder, a filler, and/or a texturizer in a tobacco product, such as a smokeless tobacco product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Medwick Vaughan Byrd, Jr., Paul Stuart Chapman, Samuel Mark Debusk, Grady Lance Dooly, Anthony Richard Gerardi, David Neil McClanahan
  • Patent number: 10341903
    Abstract: In an access device associated with a first network cell, a method for enabling user equipment (UE) to obtain a service unavailable through the first network cell includes receiving a request for the UE to access the service, and identifying, in a message to the UE, a plurality of second network cells providing the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Richard Charles Burbidge, Takashi Suzuki, David Philip Hole, Johanna Lisa Dwyer, Venkata Ratnakar Rao Rayavarapu, Maiyuran Wijayanathan, Stephen McCann, Andrew Mark Earnshaw, Chen Ho Chin
  • Publication number: 20190198519
    Abstract: Some embodiments include an assembly which has channel material pillars, and which has memory cells along the channel material pillars. A conductive structure is under the channel material pillars. The conductive structure has doped semiconductor material in direct contact with bottom regions of the channel material pillars. One or more of magnesium, scandium, yttrium and lanthanide elements is along the bottom regions of the channel material pillars. Some embodiments include methods of forming assemblies. A structure is formed, and a mass is formed against an upper surface of the structure. Plugs are formed within openings in the mass. The plugs comprise a second material over a first material. The first material includes one or more of magnesium, scandium, yttrium and lanthanide elements. Openings are formed to terminate on the first material, and are then extended through the first material. Channel material pillars are formed within the openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: David Ross Economy, John Mark Meldrim, Haoyu Li, Yongjun Jeff Hu, Christopher W. Petz, Daniel Billingsley, Everett A. McTeer
  • Patent number: 10329309
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to 4-Azaindazole compounds having the following structure: or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, for treating various diseases and pathologies are disclosed. More particularly, the present disclosure concerns the use of a 4-azaindazole compound or analogs thereof, in the treatment of disorders characterized by the activation of Wnt pathway signaling (e.g., cancer, abnormal cellular proliferation, angiogenesis, fibrotic disorders, bone or cartilage diseases, and osteoarthritis), the modulation of cellular events mediated by Wnt pathway signaling, as well as genetic diseases and neurological conditions/disorders/diseases due to mutations or dysregulation of the Wnt pathway and/or of one or more of Wnt signaling components. Also provided are methods for treating Wnt-related disease states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Samumed, LLC
    Inventors: Sunil Kumar KC, David Mark Wallace, Jianguo Cao, Chandramouli Chiruta, Joseph Timothy Marakovits, Venkataiah Bollu, John Hood
  • Publication number: 20190186184
    Abstract: A pin of a hinge system movable between a first position and a second position is provided, wherein in the first position, the pin is received within a first component and a second component. The pin includes a cylindrical body coupled to an actuator for movement along an axis between the first position and the second position. A tip is removably attached to an end of the cylindrical body. The tip is configured to contact at least one of the first component and the second component when the pin is in the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan Bremmer, Darryl Mark Toni, David J. Goldschmidt, James S. Giampapa, Jeffrey G. Sauer
  • Publication number: 20190189813
    Abstract: Tri-layer semiconductor stacks for patterning features on solar cells, and the resulting solar cells, are described herein. In an example, a solar cell includes a substrate. A semiconductor structure is disposed above the substrate. The semiconductor structure includes a P-type semiconductor layer disposed directly on a first semiconductor layer. A third semiconductor layer is disposed directly on the P-type semiconductor layer. An outermost edge of the third semiconductor layer is laterally recessed from an outermost edge of the first semiconductor layer by a width. An outermost edge of the P-type semiconductor layer is sloped from the outermost edge of the third semiconductor layer to the outermost edge of the third semiconductor layer. A conductive contact structure is electrically connected to the semiconductor structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Kieran Mark Tracy, David D. Smith, Venkatasubramani Balu, Asnat Masad, Ann Waldhauer
  • Publication number: 20190186780
    Abstract: A laminar flow diffuser with integrated lighting has a frame for supporting an air plenum and a lower housing. The air plenum receives conditioned air from a source of conditioned. The lower housing is attached to the bottom of the plenum. An aperture plate damper installed below the top plenum regulates the flow of air from the plenum through the laminar flow diffuser. A clear or translucent engineered, fire rated polymer perforated diffuser face forms the outlet from the lower housing to the room below. LED strips are positioned around the inside periphery of the lower housing. A light guide is installed adjacent the LED lighting strips to spread the light across the area of the perforated diffuser face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: David Mark Surminski, Dirk Arthur Kelsch, Jeffrey Shaun Ramirez, Nolan Gerald Hosking, Sylvia Bistrong, Gustavo F. Cardero
  • Patent number: 10321818
    Abstract: A system for use in performing ocular examinations, such as convergence and accommodation useful in diagnosing traumatic brain injury (including concussion), includes an assessment device. The assessment device includes a portable carrier having a visual target and a distance measurement component. The system may further include a communications channel and a companion device. The distance measurement component communicates via the communication channel with the companion device. The companion device stores one or more distances measured by the distance measurement component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: BRAINSCOPE COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Michael E. Singer, Neil Samuel Rothman, Greg Mark Mahowald, David Anthony Lovejoy
  • Patent number: 10325063
    Abstract: A system is provided with memory and a processor. The memory is configured to store data representative of a multi-valued decision diagram (MDD). The processor is in communication with the memory and is programmed to receive a current selection of one or more of the features, and to determine a feature state for each of the one or more features, based on the current selection and the possible configurations defined by the MDD. The processor is further programmed to calculate an availability bitset indicative of which features as available for further selection, consistent with the valid configurations and without violating existing constraints of the current selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Melinda Kaye Hunsaker, David Mark Newton, Essam Mahmoud Sabbagh
  • Publication number: 20190179094
    Abstract: An optical fiber ribbon and a related cable are provided. The ribbon includes a first group of at least one optical fiber and a second group of at least two optical fibers coupled together. The ribbon includes a first hinge coupling the first group to the second group. The hinge allows movement of the first group and the second group of optical fibers relative to each other such that the ribbon is moveable between an aligned position and a collapsed position. The number of optical fibers in the first group is less than the number of optical fibers in second group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: David Wesley Chiasson, Christopher Mark Quinn, Rebecca Elizabeth Sistare, Kenneth Darrell Temple, JR.
  • Patent number: 10314832
    Abstract: The present application discloses a compound which is which activates Wnt/?-catenin signaling and thus treats or prevents diseases related to signal transduction, such as osteoporosis and osteoarthropathy; osteogenesis imperfecta, bone defects, bone fractures, periodontal disease, otosclerosis, wound healing, craniofacial defects, oncolytic bone disease, traumatic brain injuries related to the differentiation and development of the central nervous system, comprising Parkinson's disease, strokes, ischemic cerebral disease, epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia; eye diseases such as age related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema or retinitis pigmentosa and diseases related to differentiation and growth of stem cell, comprising hair loss, hematopoiesis related diseases and tissue regeneration related diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Samumed, LLC
    Inventors: Sunil Kumar Kc, David Mark Wallace, John Hood, Charlene F. Barroga
  • Patent number: 10320219
    Abstract: A dynamic power control circuit is provided. The control circuit can detect the presence of the external power source as well as detect one or more conditions of the device. For instance, the control circuit can detect a voltage difference between a first node coupling a first power output and a system circuit and a second node coupling a second power output and the batteries. The control circuit can also detect the activation or deactivation of the external power source. Based on the inputs, the control circuit can cause the controlled resistor to dynamically adjust a level of impedance between the first node and the second node. The controlled impedance between the first node and the second node enables the system circuit to dynamically utilize power supplied by the external power source as well as power supplied by the batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Alan Dutra, Junius Mark Penny, David Carl Wyland, David Lukofsky, Agustya Ruchir Mehta
  • Patent number: 10318701
    Abstract: A system is provided with a memory device and a processor. The memory device is adapted to store data representative of a multi-valued decision diagram (MDD) specifying a buildable space of all possible configurations of a vehicle. The processor is in communication with the memory and is programmed to identify an invalid configuration, and to generate a restricted buildable space, including to determine an edit distance of each complete path indicative of a number of features to change the invalid configuration of that path to one of the valid configurations, identify a minimum of the edit distances, and remove configurations having edit distances larger than the minimum. The processor is further programmed to identify at least one feature to change the invalid configuration to at least one valid configuration based on the restricted buildable space; and to generate output indicative of the at least one feature to change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Bryan Roger Goodman, Melinda Kaye Hunsaker, David Mark Newton, Yu-Ning Liu, Essam Mahmoud Sabbagh, Rickie Allan Sprague, Yakov M. Fradkin
  • Patent number: 10310071
    Abstract: A system and method for measuring the complex resistivity of a ground section. One embodiment utilizes stand-off capacity-coupled resistivity (CCR) sensing to inject current into the ground at a frequency within the range of 1 Khz to 1 MHz. A sensor detects the voltage which is used to determine the complex resistively of the ground and, thus, ground content. The system and method permits surveys to be conducted at speeds of 10-20 mph or more. Alternatively, current is injected into the ground along a plasma channel that is enabled with a high energy laser. Alternatively, an alpha particle generator may be used to inject the current. Multiple frequencies may be used within the range of 1 KHz to 1 MHz to produce an impedivity spectroscopy to thereby determine and/or display a map of ground content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: David Mark Hull, Gregory Alton Holifield
  • Patent number: D853949
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Ryan Eugene Zimmerman, Christopher Byron Davis, Nicholas Thomas Schoeppner, Michael James Buckley, David Mark Frantz