Patents by Inventor Mark A. Clark

Mark A. Clark 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: 10566788
    Abstract: A redundant boost circuit configured to compensate for a voltage drop between a power supply and a plurality of loads is provided. The redundant boost circuit includes a first compensator module and a second compensator module. The first compensator module includes a first primary boost circuit and a first secondary boost circuit. The second compensator module includes a second primary boost circuit and a second secondary boost circuit. The first primary boost circuit and the second secondary boost circuit are electrically coupleable between the power supply and a first load. The second primary boost circuit and the first secondary boost circuit are electrically coupleable between the power supply and a second load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Mark Allen Johnson, Brandon Michael Kamphaus, Edward Clark Fontana
  • Patent number: 10542320
    Abstract: A coax server acts as a proxy between a coax transmission infrastructure and an Internet Protocol (IP) transmission infrastructure. An incoming request is received from a particular one of a plurality of coax client devices on the coax infrastructure. A request for specific media content is transmitted to a media-on-demand server in response to receiving the incoming request. A media stream is received over the IP infrastructure from the media-on-demand server, the media stream corresponding to the specific media content, and the coax server allocates a coax channel of sufficient bandwidth on the coax infrastructure and transmits the media stream on the coax channel utilizing the RF modulation scheme. A pointer indicating the coax channel on which the media stream is being transmitted is sent to the particular coax client device. The coax channel is unknown to other of the coax client devices besides the particular coax client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Guest Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd.
    Inventors: David Andrew Hulse, David Nicol, Stuart Clark, Mark Howard Bryars
  • Patent number: 10533097
    Abstract: A coating composition comprising: a) a first expandable graphite compound having a mean particle size in the range of from 300 microns to 1000 microns; b) a second expandable graphite compound having a mean particle size in the range of from 0.5 microns to 250 microns; c) a binder comprising: i) a thermoplastic compound and ii) a thermoset compound; d) a catalyst; and e) a blowing agent, is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: HEXION INC.
    Inventors: Zhen Lai, Mark Clark, Kali Wallenta, Carlos Nuila
  • Patent number: 10487032
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide high-quality 1,4BG capable of working out to a raw material of PBT with good color tone, by efficiently removing and refining impurities mixed when producing a biomass-derived 1,4BG on an industrial scale and the present invention relates to a production method of refined 1,4BG, where a crude 1,4BG-containing solution is obtained from refined raw material 1,4BG obtained by removing bacterial cells, salt contents and water from the fermentation culture medium, through a step of removing high-boiling-point components and/or low-boiling-point components by distillation and/or a step of converting an unsaturated compound to a hydride and the target product is obtained as a side stream in a further distillation step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Masaru Utsunomiya, Yusuke Izawa, Norikazu Konishi, Kota Tanaka, Shinichiro Matsuzono, Takayuki Suzuki, Michael Japs, Mark Burk, Warren Clark
  • Publication number: 20190352712
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for single-step PCR of a sample containing a complex target gene pool that can simultaneously amplify a wide variety of variant target gene sequences common to the sample while maintaining the original ratios of gene variants. The compositions and methods described herein utilize (1) a gene-specific primer pool that contains multiple variants that occur in a sample containing a complex mixture of target sequences that are both required for amplification of variants in the mixture which may introduce amplification bias, with (2) a non-specific PCR primer that is designed to target multiple gene-specific primer variants and eliminate amplification bias.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Shoreline Biome, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Driscoll, Thomas Jarvie, Ryan Beach, Christina Clark, Dawn Gratalo
  • Patent number: 10481017
    Abstract: A temperature probe and method for determining a temperature in a gas flow are disclosed. The probe includes a probe body. A free flow temperature sensor a free flow temperature of the gas flow and a total temperature sensor measures a total temperature of the gas flow. The method includes measuring a flow temperature in a free gas flow, providing a static gas volume in which essentially all kinetic energy of the flowing gas is recovered and converted into thermal energy, and measuring a total temperature in the static gas volume. An accurate determination of the total temperature of a gas flow, which is representative of a specific total enthalpy, can thereby be achieved while detecting fast and transient temperature changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ansaldo Energia Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Hanspeter Zinn, Joerg Rinn, Mark Clark
  • Patent number: 10472169
    Abstract: A valve and associated components and methods, and a container including such a valve. The valve may be referred to as a non-rising stem gate valve. The valve includes a gate movable by a drive assembly to open and close the valve. The drive assembly includes a thrust bearing assembly configured to resist damage due to thrust force. The thrust bearing assembly can include a race threaded to a drive shaft of the drive assembly. The race can be pinned to the drive shaft by a roll pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Perimeter Solutions LP
    Inventors: Frank H. Parker, Jr., Robert J. Dodson, Jr., Darrell Clark Fee, Mark Willmore, Eric Linder, Brett Klaas, Nick Williams
  • Patent number: 10450404
    Abstract: At the time of producing a polyester by using a dicarboxylic acid component and a biomass-resource-derived diol as raw materials, a polyester is efficiently produced with good color tone, as the raw material diol derived from biomass resources, a diol in which the content of a cyclic carbonyl compound having a carbon atom number of 5 or 6 is from 0.01 to 12 ppm by mass, is used, and by controlling the content of a cyclic carbonyl compound having a carbon atom number of 5 or 6 in the raw material diol to fall in a prescribed range, the color tone of the polyester is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION, Genomatica, Inc.
    Inventors: Masaru Utsunomiya, Yusuke Izawa, Norikazu Konishi, Kota Tanaka, Shinichiro Matsuzono, Takayuki Suzuki, Michael Japs, Mark Burk, Warren Clark
  • Publication number: 20190240416
    Abstract: A syringe containing a high water content product and for use in a drug infusion system is provided. The syringe includes a plunger carrying front and rear o-rings made of a diene rubber compound such as chlorobutyl rubber or bromobutyl rubber to impart very low gas permeability characteristics to the o-rings. The plunger may be molded as a single part or in two parts. If molded as one part with radially-engaging mold portions, the seal glands in the plunger may include parting lines from the mold. If molded as two parts with axially-engaging mold portions, the front seal gland may include a sealing surface and under cut that has no parting line. The orings may be surface treated with a lubricant to improve sealing where the molding process gives rise to parting lines in the seal glands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
  • Patent number: 10374421
    Abstract: A controller for use in a line voltage drop compensation system is provided. The controller includes a processing device and a memory device coupled to the processing device. The controller is configured to determine a resistance of a power transmission line, the resistance of the power transmission line determined at least partially based on a plurality of characteristics of a load and the transmission line. The controller is also configured to generate a control signal to control an output voltage of a boost circuit, the output voltage determined at least partially based on the determined resistance of the power transmission line. The controller is further configured to transmit the control signal to the boost circuit to cause the boost circuit to generate an output voltage to compensate for the voltage drop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Mark Allen Johnson, Edward Clark Fontana, James Edward Harvey, Brandon Michael Kamphaus
  • Publication number: 20190225611
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds according to Formula 1 and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, synthesis, intermediates, formulations, and methods of disease treatment therewith, including cancer, lymphocyte homing, chronic inflammation, neuropathic pain, fibrotic diseases, thrombosis, and cholestatic pruritus, mediated at least in part by ATX.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Lee BABISS, Matthew CLARK, Anthony D. KEEFE, Mark J. MULVIHILL, Haihong NI, Louis RENZETTI, Frank RUEBSAM, Ce WANG, Zhifeng XIE, Ying ZHANG
  • Patent number: 10353084
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for cooling systems for imaging systems. In one embodiment, a manifold assembly for an imaging system comprises: an intake manifold and a return manifold formed by a plurality of unitary sections, the intake manifold and return manifold positioned adjacent to each other and separated by a shared wall; and a plurality of nozzles, with each nozzle of the plurality of nozzles formed by a corresponding section of the plurality of unitary sections. In this way, an assembly difficulty, expense, and/or manufacturing time of the manifold assembly may be decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Grant Richard Wagner, Adam Clark Nathan, Matthew Jason Evangelist, Chad Allan Smith, Mark Alan Frontera
  • Publication number: 20190214163
    Abstract: Two electromagnetic interference (EMI) controlling tape application methodologies for unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable include Fixed Tape Control (FTC) and Oscillating Tape Control (OTC). In FTC, tape application angle and edge placement are controlled to maintain position of the tape edges over a base of nonconductive filler in the cable. In OTC, the tape application angle is continuously varied, resulting in crossing of the tape edges over all of the pairs of conductors with varying periodicity. In both implementations, the filler allows a cylindrical shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew John Wehrli, William Thomas Clark, Galen Mark Gareis, Douglas David Brenneke
  • Publication number: 20190197109
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for representing words or phrases, and using the representation to perform NLP and NLU tasks, where these tasks include sentiment analysis, question answering, and conference resolution. Embodiments introduce a type of deep contextualized word representation that models both complex characteristics of word use, and how these uses vary across linguistic contexts. The word vectors are learned functions of the internal states of a deep bidirectional language model (biLM), which is pre-trained on a large text corpus. These representations can be added to existing task models and significantly improve the state of the art across challenging NLP problems, including question answering, textual entailment and sentiment analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew E. Peters, Mark Neumann, Mohit Iyyer, Matt Gardner, Christopher Clark, Kenton Lee, Luke Zettlemoyer
  • Publication number: 20190168178
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for mixing fluids with degradational properties are disclosed herein. The present system has been devised to safely and accurately dilute, heat and deliver a degradable fluid while simultaneously removing extraneous vapor, adding capability to monitor the temperature and capability to monitor the concentration of the diluted fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: John Taddei, John Clark, Mark Yannuzzi, Laura Mauer, Paul Vit
  • Patent number: 10298081
    Abstract: A separator (10, 60, 65, 100) is disclosed for electrically separating groups of end windings (52) in the stator of a rotating electrical machine. The separator is arranged to provide circumferential air channels (24, 74, 85) through the windings. This can allow air flow to be delivered to inside the windings, thereby cooling the windings more effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Cummins Generator Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Rahul Prakash Mokhadkar, Gareth Gilson, Tom Ede, Dave Worthington, Mark Riches, Richard Clark, Chris Gutteridge, Philip David Bend
  • Patent number: 10286862
    Abstract: A charging integration system for a vehicle. The charging integration system includes a seat structure, a charging system carrier and a charging station structure. The charging system carrier is pivotably connected to the seat structure. The charging station structure is movably connected to the charging system carrier. The charging integration system allows one or more devices to be charged wirelessly or by a physical connector that connects the one or more devices to the charging station structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Adient Luxembourg Holding S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Mason Pike, Ken Clark, James Hollowood, Jeff Laho, Mark Milner
  • Publication number: 20190140474
    Abstract: A system includes a PTO device that selectively couples to a driveline of a vehicle, a motor/generator electrically coupled to an electrical power storage system, and a shared load selectively powered by one of the driveline or the motor/generator. The PTO device further includes a coupling actuator that couples the shared load to the motor/generator at a first selected ratio in a first position, and couples the shared load to the driveline at a second selected ratio in a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Stoltz, Mahesh Prabhakar Joshi, Matthew R. Busdiecker, Kaylah J. Berndt, Glenn Clark Fortune, Sarah E. Behringer, Mark Steven George, Dennis Dukaric, Thomas A. Genise, Gary Baker
  • Publication number: 20190085178
    Abstract: A coating composition comprising: a) a first expandable graphite compound having a mean particle size in the range of from 300 microns to 1000 microns; b) a second expandable graphite compound having a mean particle size in the range of from 0.5 microns to 250 microns; c) a binder comprising: i) a thermoplastic compound and ii) a thermoset compound; d) a catalyst; and e) a blowing agent, is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Zhen LAI, Mark Clark, Kali Wallenta, Carlos Nuila
  • Publication number: 20190058797
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for wireless density-based on-the-fly codec and radio frequency link type selection. The method includes storing a link quality value, and scanning a plurality of timeslots across a plurality of wireless carriers. The method also includes calculating, based on the scanning, an average radio frequency density level for a time period. Still yet, the method includes calculating a current density level based on the link quality value and the average radio frequency density level. Further, the method includes selecting, based on the current density level, a codec from a plurality of stored codecs. The selected codec is associated with a link type. Moreover, the method includes receiving a command to open a wireless link, and, in response to the command, opening the wireless link using the selected codec and the associated link type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: Plantronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Clark, Steve C. Evans