Patents by Inventor Mark A Butler

Mark A Butler 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: 20210162898
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a utility vehicle having a pivotable seat connected by a hinge to a fixed platform. The pivotable seat configured to pivot between a first position and a second position defining a standard seat location and a first wall of a cargo bay, respectively. A seatback is configured to form a second wall of a cargo bay when the pivotable seat is in the second position. First and second opposing side walls are positioned on either side of the pivotable seat. The side walls are configured to form barriers at either side of the cargo bay when the pivotable seat is in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Gregory Harris McGraw, William David Reeves, JR., Joseph Mark Butler
  • Patent number: 10940780
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a utility vehicle having a pivotable seat connected by a hinge to a fixed platform. The pivotable seat configured to pivot between a first position and a second position defining a standard seat location and a first wall of a cargo bay, respectively. A seatback is configured to form a second wall of a cargo bay when the pivotable seat is in the second position. First and second opposing side walls are positioned on either side of the pivotable seat. The side walls are configured to form barriers at either side of the cargo bay when the pivotable seat is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: CLUB CAR, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Harris McGraw, William David Reeves, Jr., Joseph Mark Butler
  • Patent number: 10850583
    Abstract: A utility cart includes a suspension having an integral perch bracket having a plurality of legs structured to straddle an axle of the utility cart, and can include an opening into which a spring pin (e.g. a pin of a leaf spring) can be inserted. The perch bracket can alternatively include a brake cable attachment feature located on an end of the bracket. In one form the end can extend from one leg and be folded toward an opposing leg. The perch bracket can be cut from sheet stock of material, and stamped into final or near final form. In one embodiment a threaded nut can be attached to the legs of the perch bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventors: Bryan D. Wilson, Adam Frederick Yule, Michael S. MacConney, William Leiter, Craig Pugh, Joseph Mark Butler
  • Patent number: 10363877
    Abstract: A device, kit, and method that utilize a cover for covering a load space of a vehicle. The cover is movable between a retracted position in which the load space is uncovered and a deployed position in which the load space is at least partially covered. A detector is used for detecting an object in the path of the cover, such that damage to the object or cover may be avoided during deployment of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Jaguar Land Rover Limited
    Inventors: Corrina Barnes, Brian Lidgard, Nicholas Pang, Mark Butler, Sam Henshaw, Derron Smith, Andrew Loughead, Christopher Todd, Steven Smith
  • Publication number: 20190217753
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a utility vehicle having a pivotable seat connected by a hinge to a fixed platform. The pivotable seat configured to pivot between a first position and a second position defining a standard seat location and a first wall of a cargo bay, respectively. A seatback is configured to form a second wall of a cargo bay when the pivotable seat is in the second position. First and second opposing side walls are positioned on either side of the pivotable seat. The side walls are configured to form barriers at either side of the cargo bay when the pivotable seat is in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory Harris McGraw, William David Reeves, JR., Joseph Mark Butler
  • Publication number: 20180186206
    Abstract: A utility cart includes a suspension having an integral perch bracket having a plurality of legs structured to straddle an axle of the utility cart, and can include an opening into which a spring pin (e.g. a pin of a leaf spring) can be inserted. The perch bracket can alternatively include a brake cable attachment feature located on an end of the bracket. In one form the end can extend from one leg and be folded toward an opposing leg. The perch bracket can be cut from sheet stock of material, and stamped into final or near final form. In one embodiment a threaded nut can be attached to the legs of the perch bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Bryan D. Wilson, Adam Frederick Yule, Michael S. MacConney, William Leiter, Craig Pugh, Joseph Mark Butler
  • Publication number: 20170113621
    Abstract: A device, kit, and method that utilize a cover for covering a load space of a vehicle. The cover is movable between a retracted position in which the load space is uncovered and a deployed position in which the load space is at least partially covered. A detector is used for detecting an object in the path of the cover, such that damage to the object or cover may be avoided during deployment of the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: Jaguar Land Rover Limited
    Inventors: Corrina BARNES, Brian LIDGARD, Nicholas PANG, Mark BUTLER, Sam HENSHAW, Derron SMITH, Andrew LOUGHEAD, Christopher TODD, Steven SMITH
  • Publication number: 20150356127
    Abstract: Techniques for autonomous and automatic real-time publishing of content are described. In an example embodiment, one or more topic terms are obtained. A set of information that is related to the one or more topic terms is automatically acquired. Linguistic analysis on the set of information is automatically performed to determine a set of linguistic structures that are represented in the set of information. The set of linguistic structures is used to automatically create a set of content items that are responsive to searches that include the one or more topic terms. New content that includes the set of content items is then automatically published.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: JOHN M. PIERRE, JAMES HANKLE, MARK BUTLER, JOHN HELLWIG
  • Patent number: 9110977
    Abstract: Techniques for autonomous and automatic real-time publishing of content are described. In an example embodiment, one or more topic terms are obtained. A set of information that is related to the one or more topic terms is automatically acquired. Linguistic analysis on the set of information is automatically performed to determine a set of linguistic structures that are represented in the set of information. The set of linguistic structures is used to automatically create a set of content items that are responsive to searches that include the one or more topic terms. New content that includes the set of content items is then automatically published.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Linguastat, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Pierre, James Hankle, Mark Butler, John Hell Wig
  • Patent number: 7905161
    Abstract: A method for making drill bits includes sequentially moving a plurality of drill bits through a belt furnace, and moving the drill bits to a cooling station using an automated device after the drill bits have moved through the belt furnace. A continuous process for making core drill bits may also include placing a drill bit on a belt of a belt furnace, transporting the drill bit through the furnace using the belt, removing the drill bit from the belt using an automated process, and cooling the drill bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Longyear TM, Inc.
    Inventors: Drew Mark Butler, Erik M. Gaugh, Todd A. Nevenner
  • Publication number: 20080314203
    Abstract: A method for making drill bits includes sequentially moving a plurality of drill bits through a belt furnace, and moving the drill bits to a cooling station using an automated device after the drill bits have moved through the belt furnace. A continuous process for making core drill bits may also include placing a drill bit on a belt of a belt furnace, transporting the drill bit through the furnace using the belt, removing the drill bit from the belt using an automated process, and cooling the drill bit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: LONGYEAR TM, INC.
    Inventors: Drew Mark Butler, Erik M. Gaugh, Todd A. Nevenner
  • Patent number: 7400240
    Abstract: A method of supervising a plurality of displaced devices includes having each device emit a supervisory signal that is detectable by a designated unit. Indicia can be included indicative that an intervening message has been sent from a respective device. The designated unit can respond to missing, expected supervisory signals as well as unreceived messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Shrode, Robert H. Brockelsby, Gregory P. Lindauer, Mark A. Butler
  • Patent number: 7337316
    Abstract: A data packet is conveyed between servers connected to a packet network. A first server securely distributes a list of distinct numbers to one or more authorized receiving servers. Subsequently, upon receiving a packet to be transferred, the first server selects an unused number from the number list and writes the number into the packet before routing the packet to one or more of the authorized receiving servers. Upon receipt of the packet, an authorized receiving server checks that the number included in the packet is valid in that it is both contained in the latest number list and has not already been used in another packet. If valid, the receiving server determines a sequence number representative of the position of the number in the latest number list and sends an acknowledgement message to the originating server, including the determined sequence number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: British Telecommunications public limited company
    Inventors: Paul A Evans, Mark A Butler
  • Patent number: 7278648
    Abstract: An adjustable control arm is for a suspension of a vehicle having a frame and at least one wheel. The control arm includes a first arm section connected with the frame and a second arm section connected with the wheel and coupled with the first arm section such that the second section is releasably fixable to the first section and alternatively slidably displaceable with respect to the first section so as to adjust camber of the wheel, the first and second arm sections remaining generally coupled together during displacement of the second section. Preferably, the first arm section has a cavity and the second arm section has an engagement portion disposed within the cavity, the engagement portion being fixedly connectable to the first arm section to releasably connect the two arm sections and alternatively displaceable within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Club Car, Inc.
    Inventors: John Thomas Bobbitt, III, David N. Schult, Joseph Mark Butler
  • Publication number: 20070156655
    Abstract: A method of providing data from a data repository to a client application, comprises receiving an initial query from a client application and obtaining a first set of results from the data repository to the initial query. If the total number of results of the first set is greater than a predetermined number for provision as a single page, a second set of results is stored in memory and a page of results is provided. An indication of the total number of results to the initial query is provided as well as an indication of the position of the results of the page within the set of results, and an indication of the range of the results for which subsequent queries will return results consistent with the initial query. This provides a results paging model to allow a client application to page through a large set of query results, with transparent indication of the consistency between the pages of results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventors: Mark Butler, David Banks, Scott Stanley
  • Publication number: 20070101127
    Abstract: A hierarchical digital signature method is provided by which different levels of data elements of a data entry are processed in turn to derive function values (for example hash function values) for data elements in the level which are to form part of the digital signature. All function values for one level are combined in a further function to provide an additional function value, and the additional function value is used in the processing of data elements in the next level nearer to the root. This provides a digital signature which can use only selected data elements of a data entry, and which is not sensitive to the ordering of the data entry structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Publication date: May 3, 2007
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark Butler, Scott Stanley
  • Publication number: 20070040667
    Abstract: A method of supervising a plurality of displaced devices includes having each device emit a supervisory signal that is detectable by a designated unit. Indicia can be included indicative that an intervening message has been sent from a respective device. The designated unit can respond to missing, expected, supervisory signals as well as unreceived messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2005
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Inventors: Jeffrey Shrode, Robert Brockelsby, Gregory Lindauer, Mark Butler
  • Patent number: D707162
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Jaguar Land Rover Limited
    Inventors: Nicolas Finney, Mark Butler
  • Patent number: D726082
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Land Rover
    Inventors: Nicolas Finney, Mark Butler
  • Patent number: D743863
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Jaguar Land Rover Limted
    Inventors: Nicolas Finney, Mark Butler