Patents by Inventor Mark A. Holmes

Mark A. Holmes 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: 20200255297
    Abstract: A method for synthesizing mesoporous silica microparticles comprising the steps of: preparing a sol from an ammonium catalyzed hydrolysis and condensation reaction of a pre-sol solution comprising a silica precursor and a structure directing agent dissolved in a mixed solvent system comprising an alcohol and water to produce mesoporous particles of silica with an average diameter of up to about 50 ?m; hydrothermally treating the particles to increase the pore size; treating the particles to remove residual structure directing agent; and further increasing the pore size using controlled dissolution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Justin HOLMES, Michael Morris, John Hanrahan, Donal Keane, Mark Copley
  • Patent number: 10600063
    Abstract: Implementations are directed to identifying potential churn of a user of one or more computer-implemented systems provided by an enterprise. In some examples, actions include identifying potential churn of providing a plurality of event profiles based on historical data, each event profile being representative of interactions of users with the enterprise and corresponding to churn of the users, at least one event profile being representative of an interaction of users with the one or more computer-implemented services, providing a pulse of the user at least partially based on historical data associated with the user, and one or more event profiles of the plurality of event profiles, and determining that the user is at-risk of churn based on the pulse of the user and a risk index value, and in response, displaying an indication that the user is at-risk of churn in a graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Shane Bracher, Daniel Ricketts, Asadul Islam, Liam Mischewski, Mark Holmes, Xiaohua Cao, Glenn Neuber, Karsten Ploesser, Hoyoung Jeung
  • Publication number: 20200049430
    Abstract: A header tank of a heat exchanger. The header tank includes a housing defining a coolant chamber through which coolant flows. The header tank further includes a flow control member, which extends into the coolant chamber. The flow control member is configured to advantageously reduce swirling of coolant in the coolant chamber, reduce velocity of coolant in the coolant chamber, and reduce liquid pressure drop of the heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Mark HOLMES, Xiaomin CHEN
  • Publication number: 20200017299
    Abstract: Systems, method and computer readable medium are provided for automated storage and retrieval. User authentication information is received via a user interface for a dynamic storage and retrieval device. The user identity is verified based upon the authentication information and previously stored authentication data. order information is retrieved for an order associated with the user following the verifying of user identity, the order information indicating one or more locations for items associated with the order. Instructions are transmitted to initiate a physical opening of at least one of the dynamic storage and retrieval device and at least one static storage location to enable the user to retrieve at least one item of the order, the static storage location including a controller controlling a locking mechanism and communicatively coupled to the dynamic storage and retrieval device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Edward Durkee, Stuart William Clark, Colin Holmes, Jason Shaffer, Mark Ibbotson, John Suarez
  • Publication number: 20200017300
    Abstract: Described in detail herein is an autonomous object storage and retrieval system. In one embodiment, an object storage and retrieval system includes a computing system hosting a service application and in communication with a database and storage towers configured to store and dispense physical objects. Each storage tower is in communication with the computing system and has an octagonal prism-shaped housing. Each storage tower includes, a shelving unit disposed within the housing, the shelving unit configured to one or more of the physical objects, a controller, a transport apparatus, an input device, an interactive display, and a repository. The computing system can transmit instructions to the first storage tower to render the status of the first physical object on the interactive display of the storage tower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Edward Durkee, Jason D. Shaffer, Mark Ibbotson, John Suarez, Colin Holmes
  • Publication number: 20190226967
    Abstract: Devices and methods are described for measuring formed blood component sedimentation rate. Some of the methods may use (1) centrifugal techniques for separating red blood cells from plasma and (2) video and/or still imaging capability. Both may be used alone or in combination to accelerate formed blood component sedimentation and to measure its rate. In one example, the method may advantageously enable rapid measurement of sedimentation rate using small blood sample volumes. Automated image analysis can be used to determine both sedimentation rate and hematocrit. Automated techniques may be used to compensate for effects of hematocrit on uncorrected sedimentation rate data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Dayel, Samartha Anekal, Elizabeth A. Holmes
  • Publication number: 20190170630
    Abstract: Devices and methods are described for measuring formed blood component sedimentation rate. Some of the methods may use (1) centrifugal techniques for separating red blood cells from plasma and (2) video and/or still imaging capability. Both may be used alone or in combination to accelerate formed blood component sedimentation and to measure its rate. In one example, the method may advantageously enable rapid measurement of sedimentation rate using small blood sample volumes. Automated image analysis can be used to determine both sedimentation rate and hematocrit. Automated techniques may be used to compensate for effects of hematocrit on uncorrected sedimentation rate data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Dayel, Samartha Anekal, Elizabeth A. Holmes
  • Patent number: 10281217
    Abstract: A multifluid heat exchanger includes a first tank connected to a second tank through a plurality of fluid conduits. A partition disposed inside the first tank divides an internal space of the first tank into a first space and a second space. The first space is in fluid communication with the second tank through the plurality of fluid conduits. As a result, a first internal fluid may flow from the first space to the second tank, while a second internal fluid may flow through the second space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Holmes, Daniel Tylutki
  • Publication number: 20180328669
    Abstract: A multifluid heat exchanger includes a first tank connected to a second tank through a plurality of fluid conduits. A partition disposed inside the first tank divides an internal space of the first tank into a first space and a second space. The first space is in fluid communication with the second tank through the plurality of fluid conduits. As a result, a first internal fluid may flow from the first space to the second tank, while a second internal fluid may flow through the second space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Mark HOLMES, Daniel TYLUTKI
  • Publication number: 20180305905
    Abstract: An online personal merchandise cataloguing system is equipped with integrated item tracking and hosted (or imported) social network functionality. The system comprises an internet application with a supporting backend network, the pertinent configuration and operation of both being substantially under the control of an individual retailer. Accessible through an internet browser or a smartphone “app”, the internet application is configured to provide a user with means for listing or otherwise cataloguing items of merchandise. In combination with and supported by the retailer's backend computer network, the internet application enables the user to share his online catalog with an extrinsic social network and to track cataloged items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Lawrence Carey, Benjamin McKinley Tucker, Jimmie Thompson Bond, II, Andrew Weaver, Chad Helms, Terry J. Osbon, Jr., Mark Holmes
  • Patent number: 10037582
    Abstract: An online personal merchandise cataloguing system is equipped with integrated item tracking and hosted (or imported) social network functionality. The system comprises an internet application with a supporting backend network, the pertinent configuration and operation of both being substantially under the control of an individual retailer. Accessible through an internet browser or a smartphone “app”, the internet application is configured to provide a user with means for listing or otherwise cataloguing items of merchandise. In combination with and supported by the retailer's backend computer network, the internet application enables the user to share his online catalog with an extrinsic social network and to track cataloged items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Lawrence Carey, Benjamin McKinley Tucker, Jimmie Thompson Bond, II, Andrew Weaver, Chad Helms, Terry J. Osbon, Jr., Mark Holmes
  • Patent number: 10005353
    Abstract: A radiator for a vehicle includes a built-in oil cooler tank. The radiator includes two header tanks and a core member disposed between the header tanks. One of the header tanks includes a support member disposed along an inner surface of the header tank and further defines an aperture. The oil cooler tank includes two ports and a core portion extending between the ports. Each of the ports has a rim and defines a bore. The rim of a given port is disposed within a given support member such that the bore of the given port aligns with a given aperture of the header tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Holmes, Oguzhan Colpan
  • Publication number: 20180140272
    Abstract: A phantom, phantom system, and method of phantom identification include a first material that forms a phantom. A phantom identifier includes at least one unit marker. The at least one unit marker identifies a physical characteristic of the phantom. In a method of phantom identification, an image of the phantom is obtained that includes the phantom identifier. The at least one unit marker is identified, the at least one unit marker encodes a value representative of a physical characteristic of the phantom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: Gammex, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Ruchala, Eric Schloesser, Thomas Kammeyer, Jason Holzmann, Cristel Baiu, Mark Holmes
  • Patent number: 9858552
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods including providing a data structure stored in computer-readable memory at a first location, monitoring a first work surface provided at the first location, determining that a first physical medium has been manipulated on the first work surface, and, in response, generating a first operation based on a manipulation of the first physical medium, applying the first operation to the data structure. Systems and methods can further include receiving operation and object data from a server system, the operation and object data corresponding to a second operation generated in response to manipulation of a second physical medium on a second work surface provided at a second location, applying the second operation to the data structure, processing the object data, and projecting a first virtual medium on the first work surface, the first virtual medium corresponding to the second physical medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Marek Kowalkiewicz, Alexander Dreiling, Christian Janiesch, Melissa Adkins, Dawid Grzegorz Weckowski, Mark Holmes
  • Patent number: 9829252
    Abstract: A tank for a heat exchanger includes a tank member and a base member. The tank member has one of a pre-crimped tab and a slot portion on a first lateral side. The pre-crimped tab is bent outward from a longitudinal axis. The slot portion has a throughhole. The base member has the other of the pre-crimped tab and the slot portion on the first lateral side. The tank member and the base member are fitted together to define an inner cavity therebetween. The pre-crimped tab is inserted in the throughhole on the first lateral side. One of the tank member and the base member is crimped to the other of the tank member and the base member on a second lateral side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Holmes, Daniel Tylutki
  • Publication number: 20170337567
    Abstract: Implementations are directed to identifying potential churn of a user of one or more computer-implemented systems provided by an enterprise. In some examples, actions include identifying potential churn of providing a plurality of event profiles based on historical data, each event profile being representative of interactions of users with the enterprise and corresponding to churn of the users, at least one event profile being representative of an interaction of users with the one or more computer-implemented services, providing a pulse of the user at least partially based on historical data associated with the user, and one or more event profiles of the plurality of event profiles, and determining that the user is at-risk of churn based on the pulse of the user and a risk index value, and in response, displaying an indication that the user is at-risk of churn in a graphical user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Shane Bracher, Daniel Ricketts, Asadul Islam, Liam Mischewski, Mark Holmes, Xiaohua Cao, Glenn Neuber, Karsten Ploesser, Hoyoung Jeung
  • Publication number: 20160121710
    Abstract: A radiator for a vehicle includes a built-in oil cooler tank. The radiator includes two header tanks and a core member disposed between the header tanks. One of the header tanks includes a support member disposed along an inner surface of the header tank and further defines an aperture. The oil cooler tank includes two ports and a core portion extending between the ports. Each of the ports has a rim and defines a bore. The rim of a given port is disposed within a given support member such that the bore of the given port aligns with a given aperture of the header tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Mark HOLMES, Oguzhan COLPAN
  • Publication number: 20150096725
    Abstract: A tank for a heat exchanger includes a tank member and a base member. The tank member has one of a pre-crimped tab and a slot portion on a first lateral side. The pre-crimped tab is bent outward from a longitudinal axis. The slot portion has a throughhole. The base member has the other of the pre-crimped tab and the slot portion on the first lateral side. The tank member and the base member are fitted together to define an inner cavity therebetween. The pre-crimped tab is inserted in the throughhole on the first lateral side. One of the tank member and the base member is crimped to the other of the tank member and the base member on a second lateral side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Holmes, Daniel Tylutki
  • Publication number: 20150046289
    Abstract: An online personal merchandise cataloguing system is equipped with integrated item tracking and hosted (or imported) social network functionality. The system comprises an internet application with a supporting backend network, the pertinent configuration and operation of both being substantially under the control of an individual retailer. Accessible through an internet browser or a smartphone “app”, the internet application is configured to provide a user with means for listing or otherwise cataloguing items of merchandise. In combination with and supported by the retailer's backend computer network, the internet application enables the user to share his online catalog with an extrinsic social network and to track cataloged items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lawrence Carey, Benjamin McKinley Tucker, Jimmie Thompson Bond II, Andrew Weaver, Chad Helms, Terry J. Osbon, Jr., Mark Holmes
  • Publication number: 20140138116
    Abstract: Adjustable length cabling systems are disclosed. A disclosed cabling system for use with a passenger vehicle having a plurality of rows of passenger seats includes a multi-conductor cable having a length and first and second ends having respective first and second connectors coupled thereto. The multi-conductor cable is configured to convey electrical signals to at least one of the rows of seats. The disclosed cabling system also includes a cable storage unit configured to hold a coiled portion of the length of the multi-conductor cable. The cable storage unit has a housing portion configured to be mounted underneath at least one of the passenger seats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Paul C. Burke, Mark Holmes, John A. Runzel