Patents by Inventor Kevin Marks

Kevin Marks 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: 20190184193
    Abstract: In accordance with various aspects of the present teachings, systems and methods for applying treatment energy, e.g., electromagnetic radiation such as laser radiation in the visible and near infrared wavelengths, to body areas having bulges and fat deposits, loose skin, pain, acne and/or wounds. In some aspects, the systems and methods can enable relatively lengthy treatments to be performed by having the practitioner set-up and/or start the treatment, thereafter allowing the treatment to proceed safely and effectively without the continued presence of the practitioner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Cynosure, LLC
    Inventors: James Boll, Rafael Armando Sierra, Elizabeth Kneen Winter, Allan Cameron, Adrian Mark West, Kevin Young, Bo Chen
  • Patent number: 10326742
    Abstract: A cryptographically enforced data exchange is disclosed that enables an exchange of customer travel records between a plurality of travel providers while preserving customer privacy. The disclosed system receives customer travel data from publishers, and communicates a portion of the customer travel data to one or more subscribers in response to determining a customer match, without disclosing any protected data elements between the publisher and the subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: JOURNERA, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin George Iverson, Steven Mark Hoffman, Justin Grudzien, John Sokel
  • Publication number: 20190172331
    Abstract: A portable asset dispensing device includes a container configured to be moved to a plurality of locations, an interior and an end. A door is positioned at the end of the container and includes a locking mechanism. A security access device is disposed at the end and configured to accept access information, and a controller controls access into the container and tracks a plurality of items within the interior of the container. The device includes a plurality of radio frequency identification (RFID) readers disposed within the interior of the container, the plurality of RFID readers being configured to detect RFID tags located on the plurality of items within the interior of the container and communicate the items to the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventor: Kevin Mark Hall
  • Publication number: 20190167155
    Abstract: Patient support apparatuses include a frame, support surface, and a controller. The controller provides notification to a user of a service event relating to the patient support apparatus. The controller limits functionality of a component of the patient support apparatus based upon a severity of the service event. The controller may also, or alternatively, detect when a control is activated by a user and, in response to such activation, determine whether the patient support apparatus has been marked for use or marked for servicing. If marked for use, the controller responds in a first manner, and if marked for service, the controller responds in a different manner. In other embodiments, a method is provided for determining an order in which multiple patient support apparatuses should be service. In still other embodiments, the patient support apparatus automatically changes to an unusable configuration when in need of high priority service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Annie Désaulniers, Kevin Mark Patmore, Thomas Joseph Durlach
  • Patent number: 10294523
    Abstract: Methods, compositions, and systems are provided for characterization of modified nucleic acids. In certain preferred embodiments, single molecule sequencing methods are provided for identification of modified nucleotides within nucleic acid sequences. Modifications detectable by the methods provided herein include chemically modified bases, enzymatically modified bases, abasic sites, non-natural bases, secondary structures, and agents bound to a template nucleic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Flusberg, Jonas Korlach, Jeffrey Wegener, Tyson A. Clark, Igor Drasko Vilfan, Andrey Kislyuk, Stephen Turner, Jon Sorenson, Kevin Travers, Cheryl Heiner, Austin B. Tomaney, Patrick Marks, Jessica Lee, Lei Jia, Dale Webster, John Lyle, Jeremiah Hanes
  • Publication number: 20190134421
    Abstract: In accordance with various aspects of the present teachings, systems and methods for applying treatment energy, e.g., electromagnetic radiation such as laser radiation in the visible and near infrared wavelengths, to body areas having bulges and fat deposits, loose skin, pain, acne and/or wounds. In some aspects, the systems and methods can enable relatively lengthy treatments to be performed by having the practitioner set-up and/or start the treatment, thereafter allowing the treatment to proceed safely and effectively without the continued presence of the practitioner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Cynosure, Inc.
    Inventors: James Boll, Rafael Armando Sierra, Elizabeth Kneen, Allan Cameron, Adrian Mark West, Kevin Young, Bo Chen
  • Publication number: 20190119798
    Abstract: Described are techniques for treating metals by exposing the metals to reactive solutions to reduce a temperature of the metal and to modify a surface of the metal through chemical reaction, such as by removing material or adding material. The disclosed techniques may advantageously increase the rate at which the temperature of the metal may be reduced as compared to conventional cooling techniques involving pure water, increase metal manufacturing rates, and reduce overall complexity of a metal manufacturing process. The disclosed techniques may also advantageously expand the range of available surface treatments, allow for faster surface treatment processes, and reduce or eliminate the use of hazardous chemicals during a surface treatment process. Such advantages may arise by employing chemical processing that takes place or takes place more efficiently at elevated temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: Novelis Inc.
    Inventors: Peter L. Redmond, Theresa Elizabeth MacFarlane, ChangOok Son, Liangliang Li, Amanda Owens, Kevin Mark Johnson
  • Publication number: 20190122598
    Abstract: A system for controlling light transmittance includes a panel which is capable of at least one of darkening and lightening in response to applied electric voltage and/or current. The panel includes at least one substrate, an electrically conductive coating on at least a portion of a surface of the at least one substrate forming at least one electrode, and an electrochromic medium covering portions of the at least one substrate and the at least one electrode and in electrical communication with the electrode. The system further includes a power supply in electrical communication with the at least one electrode and a controller in communication with the power supply configured to cause the power supply to apply a voltage and/or current to the at least one electrode according to a predetermined pattern for controlling the transmittance of the panel. The predetermined pattern comprises a plurality of micro-pulses which are less than or equal to 0.5 second in duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Nicolas B. Duarte, Kevin Mark Valdisera
  • Patent number: 10231649
    Abstract: Patient support apparatuses include a frame, support surface, and a controller. The controller provides notification to a user of a service event relating to the patient support apparatus. The controller limits functionality of a component of the patient support apparatus based upon a severity of the service event. The controller may also, or alternatively, detect when a control is activated by a user and, in response to such activation, determine whether the patient support apparatus has been marked for use or marked for servicing. If marked for use, the controller responds in a first manner, and if marked for service, the controller responds in a different manner. In other embodiments, a method is provided for determining an order in which multiple patient support apparatuses should be service. In still other embodiments, the patient support apparatus automatically changes to an unusable configuration when in need of high priority service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Annie Désaulniers, Kevin Mark Patmore, Thomas Joseph Durlach
  • Patent number: 10144502
    Abstract: Aerodynamic structures having lower surface spoilers are described herein. One disclosed example apparatus includes a first spoiler of an aerodynamic structure of an aircraft, where the first spoiler is to deflect away from a first side of the aerodynamic structure and a second spoiler on a second side of the aerodynamic structure opposite of the first side, where the second spoiler is to deflect away from the second side to reduce a load on at least one of the first spoiler or a flap of the aerodynamic structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Sean C. Omeara, Brian E. Geppert, Christopher Andrew Konings, Stephen Roger Amorosi, Paul M. Vijgen, Kevin Mark Johnsen, Gregory M. Santini
  • Patent number: 10047770
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base, a litter frame, and an elevation assembly supporting the litter frame on the base. The elevation assembly is configured to effect changes in elevation of the litter frame relative to the base. The elevation assembly includes a pair of hydraulic actuators and a hydraulic fluid control system for delivering fluid to the first and second hydraulic actuators. The control system includes a pump and a user operable control coupled to the pump for controlling the flow of hydraulic fluid from the pump to the first and second hydraulic actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Mark Patmore, Gary L. Bartley
  • Patent number: 10036273
    Abstract: A bleed valve for a gas turbine engine, the bleed valve comprising: an inlet coupled to an air source; and an outlet coupled to an air sink. The bleed valve also comprises a first stage of flow area modulation between the inlet and the outlet. Also a second stage of flow area modulation between the first stage and the outlet. The pressure can be equalized between the first and second stages. There is also an arrangement comprising a plurality of bleed valves and a controller to control the flow areas of at least one of the first and second stages of each bleed valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Michael Georg Kozuch, Zahid Muhammad Hussain, Kevin Mark Britchford
  • Publication number: 20180207076
    Abstract: An oral care composition comprising a surfactant having formula [R(OC2H4)xOSO3]2M wherein R is a saturated or unsaturated alkyl group with an alkyl chain length of 8 to 30 carbon atoms; x is from 0 to 10; and M is a divalent metal cation selected from zinc cations, copper cations and stannous cations is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Kevin Mark Kinscherf, Lyndsay SCHAEFFER-KORBYLO, Gregory SZEWCZYK, Carl MYERS, Haesh Mahendra TRAVEDI
  • Publication number: 20180168361
    Abstract: A person support for supporting a person includes a first layer and a resilient second layer. The first layer has a surface topography with a first region with a curvature configured to correspond and generally conform, in an unloaded state, to the shape of a first portion of a person's body. The surface topography has a second region configured to correspond and generally conform, in an unloaded state, to the shape of a second portion of a person's body. The resilient second layer overlays the first layer and forms a person support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin Mark Patmore, Tyler Scott Wright
  • Publication number: 20180136545
    Abstract: A screen is provided. The screen includes: a substrate; an adhesive affixed to the substrate; and a mixture of reflective beads and transparent beads affixed by the adhesive to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: Magic Memories Innovation Limited
    Inventor: Kevin Mark Jackson
  • Publication number: 20180110445
    Abstract: Patient support apparatuses include a frame, support surface, and a controller. The controller provides notification to a user of a service event relating to the patient support apparatus. The controller limits functionality of a component of the patient support apparatus based upon a severity of the service event. The controller may also, or alternatively, detect when a control is activated by a user and, in response to such activation, determine whether the patient support apparatus has been marked for use or marked for servicing. If marked for use, the controller responds in a first manner, and if marked for service, the controller responds in a different manner. In other embodiments, a method is provided for determining an order in which multiple patient support apparatuses should be service. In still other embodiments, the patient support apparatus automatically changes to an unusable configuration when in need of high priority service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Annie Désaulniers, Kevin Mark Patmore, Thomas Joseph Durlach
  • Publication number: 20180085978
    Abstract: A method of forming a trim panel is provided. The method includes the steps of: heating a non-woven material to a predetermined temperature; applying a decorative film having perforations to a first surface of the heated material to create a bilaminate; placing the bilaminate layer into a cavity of a tool such that the decorative film is facing the cavity; heating the cavity; and injecting a thermoplastic resin into the tool such that the thermoplastic resin is adhered to a second surface of the material, the second surface being opposite to the first surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin Mark Lyons, Edward J. Wenzel
  • Publication number: 20180058823
    Abstract: A robotic amphibious mine breaching system including a hybrid chassis with deployable Mat Modules provides a detection and navigation grid with breaching mechanisms to range from underwater to edge of shore, the beach and continue inland. A computer-controlled transmitter and receiver unit integrates signals from different spatial locations establishing a grid. The surface and underwater mine counter-measure system deploys transponders and sensors to detect anomalies in the electromagnetic field caused by both magnetic and non-magnetic objects therein during underwater travel creating a cleared navigational grid establishing landing lanes for Force Protection and Maneuver Capabilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventor: Kevin Mark Diaz
  • Patent number: 9870373
    Abstract: A daisy-chain storage synchronization (DSS) system and method that permits a daisy-chain of interconnected pass-thru disk drive controllers (PTDDCs) each connected to a SATA local disk drive (LDD) disk storage element (DSE) to support state synchronization within PTDDCs in the daisy-chain is disclosed. The PTDDCs within the daisy-chain are configured to individually maintain drive state information (DSI) relating to the LDD as well as chain state information (CSI) relating to the individual PTDDCs within the daisy-chain. This state information may be modified on receipt of out-of-band signaling (OBS) from other PTDDC elements up the daisy-chain as well as OBS from other PTDDC elements down the daisy-chain. CSI is determined in part by conventional SATA OBS state register protocols that are modified by internal state registers (ISR) in each individual PTDDC daisy-chain element so as to make the DSS transparent to existing SATA OBS single-disk standard hardware command protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventor: Kevin Mark Klughart
  • Patent number: 9868841
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of making a melt-processable material comprises: processing a cross-linked polymeric foam to form a processed cross-linked polymeric foam material wherein the processed cross-linked polymeric foam material has an average particle size suitable for feeding to a melt processor, feeding the processed cross-linked polymeric foam material to the melt processor, and melt mixing a composition comprising the processed cross-linked polymeric foam material and a thermoplastic material wherein the processed cross-linked foam material has a domain size, under melt mixing conditions, less than or equal to the processing spaces of the melt processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: INTEVA PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Mark Lyons, Kenneth Alan Gassman, Xinhua He