Patents by Inventor Mark A. Meier

Mark A. Meier 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: 20190225679
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of tesidolumab for the prevention or treatment of transplant rejection and in particular antibody mediated rejection of allografts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Florian Muellershausen, Matthias Meier, Alan Slade, Irina Baltcheva, Mark Milton
  • Patent number: 10300505
    Abstract: A jetting device and/or fluid module include a module body defining a passageway extending through the module body and also partially defining a fluid chamber, a nozzle supported by the module body, a valve element at least partially within the fluid chamber, a biasing element contacting the valve element and also contacting the module body, and a sealing member contacting the periphery of the valve element and configured to partially define the fluid chamber. The nozzle defines a fluid outlet that is in fluid communication with the fluid chamber. The valve element has an upper portion outside of the fluid chamber that is adapted for contact with the drive pin, and the biasing element is configured to apply a spring force to the valve element. The valve element is configured to cause a droplet of the fluid to be jetted from the fluid outlet when the valve element is moved in the direction toward the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley Cruz Aguilar, Mani Ahmadi, Stephen Russell des Jardins, Erik Fiske, Mark Meier, Horatio Quinones, Thomas L. Ratledge, Robert J. Wright
  • Patent number: 9808826
    Abstract: A jetting device and/or fluid module includes a nozzle with a fluid outlet, a body including a fluid chamber and a fluid inlet in fluid communication with the fluid chamber, and a valve seat disposed in the fluid chamber, where the valve seat includes an opening in fluid communication with the fluid outlet. The jetting device also includes a movable element having a top portion and a bottom portion, where the top portion is disposed external to the fluid chamber and arranged to be contacted by a reciprocating drive pin, and where the bottom portion is disposed within the fluid chamber. Finally, the jetting device also includes a sealing member contacting the movable element between the top portion and the bottom portion, where the sealing member also contacts the body, and defines a portion of a boundary of the fluid chamber to seal the fluid chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley Cruz Aguilar, Mani Ahmadi, Stephen Russell des Jardins, Erik Fiske, Mark Meier, Horatio Quinones, Thomas L. Ratledge, Robert James Wright
  • Patent number: 9808825
    Abstract: A jetting device and/or fluid module includes a nozzle with a fluid outlet, a body including a fluid chamber and a fluid inlet in fluid communication with the fluid chamber, and a valve seat disposed in the fluid chamber, where the valve seat includes an opening in fluid communication with the fluid outlet. The jetting device also includes a movable element having a top portion and a bottom portion, where the top portion is disposed external to the fluid chamber and arranged to be contacted by a reciprocating drive pin, and where the bottom portion is disposed within the fluid chamber. Finally, the jetting device also includes a sealing member contacting the movable element between the top portion and the bottom portion, where the sealing member also contacts the body, and defines a portion of a boundary of the fluid chamber to seal the fluid chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley Cruz Aguilar, Mani Ahmadi, Stephen Russell des Jardins, Erik Fiske, Mark Meier, Horatio Quinones, Thomas L. Ratledge, Robert James Wright
  • Publication number: 20170274408
    Abstract: A jetting device and/or fluid module include a module body defining a passageway extending through the module body and also partially defining a fluid chamber, a nozzle supported by the module body, a valve element at least partially within the fluid chamber, a biasing element contacting the valve element and also contacting the module body, and a sealing member contacting the periphery of the valve element and configured to partially define the fluid chamber. The nozzle defines a fluid outlet that is in fluid communication with the fluid chamber. The valve element has an upper portion outside of the fluid chamber that is adapted for contact with the drive pin, and the biasing element is configured to apply a spring force to the valve element. The valve element is configured to cause a droplet of the fluid to be jetted from the fluid outlet when the valve element is moved in the direction toward the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Stanley Cruz Aguilar, Mani Ahmadi, Stephen Russell des Jardins, Erik Fiske, Mark Meier, Horatio Quinones, Thomas L. Ratledge, Robert J. Wright
  • Publication number: 20170270485
    Abstract: A system and method for storing resumes and job posting using a common skills database is provided, including: a server configured to operate a candidate interface module and a recruiter interface module; the skills database accessible by the candidate interface module and the recruiter interface module; the candidate interface module configured to store job postings including one or more skills from the skills database; and the recruiter interface module configured to store resumes including one or more skill from the skills database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventor: Mark Meier
  • Publication number: 20160221022
    Abstract: A jetting device and/or fluid module includes a nozzle with a fluid outlet, a body including a fluid chamber and a fluid inlet in fluid communication with the fluid chamber, and a valve seat disposed in the fluid chamber, where the valve seat includes an opening in fluid communication with the fluid outlet. The jetting device also includes a movable element having a top portion and a bottom portion, where the top portion is disposed external to the fluid chamber and arranged to be contacted by a reciprocating drive pin, and where the bottom portion is disposed within the fluid chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Stanley Cruz Aguilar, Mani Ahmadi, Stephen Russell des Jardins, Erik Fiske, Mark Meier, Horatio Quinones, Thomas L. Ratledge, Robert James Wright
  • Publication number: 20160199857
    Abstract: A jetting device and/or fluid module includes a nozzle with a fluid outlet, a body including a fluid chamber and a fluid inlet in fluid communication with the fluid chamber, and a valve seat disposed in the fluid chamber, where the valve seat includes an opening in fluid communication with the fluid outlet. The jetting device also includes a movable element having a top portion and a bottom portion, where the top portion is disposed external to the fluid chamber and arranged to be contacted by a reciprocating drive pin, and where the bottom portion is disposed within the fluid chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Stanley Cruz Aguilar, Mani Ahmadi, Stephen Russell des Jardins, Erik Fiske, Mark Meier, Horatio Quinones, Thomas L. Ratledge, Robert James Wright
  • Patent number: 9346075
    Abstract: Modular devices for jetting a fluid material and components for modular jetting devices. The devices may include a pressurized air or positive displacement pump fluid supply module to supply a fluid module inlet. A syringe may feed material through a check valve to a positive displacement pump, which feeds material through another check valve to the fluid module. Inside the fluid module is a valve element moved to contact a valve seat and jet a droplet of material by contact between an external drive pin and a movable element of the fluid module. Either a piezoelectric actuator, a pneumatic actuator, or another actuator may move the drive pin. A controller may coordinate the supply of fluid from the positive displacement pump with the rate at which material is jetted. The fluid module and positive displacement pump are easily removable from the jetting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley Cruz Aguilar, Mani Ahmadi, Stephen Russell des Jardins, Erik Fiske, Mark Meier, Horatio Quinones, Thomas Ratledge, Robert James Wright
  • Patent number: 9310499
    Abstract: Method for seismic prospecting using counter-rotating (207-208) eccentric-mass (201, 202) vibrator (CREMV) technology adapted as vibrator sources for seismic prospecting to produce controlled sweeps, as in the manner used in modern seismic prospecting, but with large forces at low frequencies, e.g. forces >275 kN at frequencies between 1 and 5 Hz. This is achieved by adapting the CREMV to enable rotational frequency and the eccentricity (205, 206) of the masses relative to their rotation axes (203-204) to be varied independently and simultaneously, and by designing the CREMV such that the radius of rotation of the center of mass of each rotating mass is on the order of 50 cm or more. The low frequency data obtained from such a seismic source enables improved detection and resolution of subsurface structures and better determination of subsurface properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Mark A. Meier, Steven E. Heiney, Jelena Tomic, Paul Ibanez, Conor N. Byrne
  • Publication number: 20150041242
    Abstract: Method for seismic prospecting using counter-rotating (207-208) eccentric-mass (201, 202) vibrator (CREMV) technology adapted as vibrator sources for seismic prospecting to produce controlled sweeps, as in the manner used in modern seismic prospecting, but with large forces at low frequencies, e.g. forces >275 kN at frequencies between 1 and 5 Hz. This is achieved by adapting the CREMV to enable rotational frequency and the eccentricity (205, 206) of the masses relative to their rotation axes (203-204) to be varied independently and simultaneously, and by designing the CREMV such that the radius of rotation of the center of mass of each rotating mass is on the order of 50 cm or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Mark A. Meier, Steven E. Heiney, Jelena Tomic, Paul Ibanez, Conor N. Byrne
  • Patent number: 8833509
    Abstract: Method for marine seismic acquisition using both monopole (91) and dipole (92) source types. Through a combination of source design and operation and/or combination or summing of the data in a processing step, the source ghost is either attenuated or, if desired, enhanced (93). The properties of the two different source types allow them to be adjusted so that the first down going wave from each has either opposite polarity or the same polarity, whereas the source-ghost wave will have, respectively same polarity or opposite polarity. This allows cancellation or enhancement of the source ghost. If the survey also employs two-component sensor acquisition, then the combined data sets may be both sensor de-ghosted and source de-ghosted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Mark A. Meier, Richard E. Duren
  • Patent number: 8681586
    Abstract: Devices for sensing gradients are constructed from material whose properties change in response to gradients. One embodiment of the device is a transducer (200) for sensing gradients that includes the material (210) and two or more electrodes (240, 270) coupled to the material. In one embodiment, gradients in a surrounding medium (110) modify the energy gap of the material in the transducer (130) producing a diffusion current density (150). The material is configured to connect to a current or voltage measurement device (520, 530, 540) where a measurement is used to determine the gradient in the medium (160). The devices can be used to measure pressure, temperature, and/or other properties. The transducer can be built on the same substrate as complementary circuitry. A transducer made of Indium. Antimonide is used in marine seismology to measure pressure gradients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Gary A. Hallock, Mark A. Meier
  • Publication number: 20140027122
    Abstract: Method for marine seismic acquisition using both monopole (91) and dipole (92) source types. Through a combination of source design and operation and/or combination or summing of the data in a processing step, the source ghost is either attenuated or, if desired, enhanced (93). The properties of the two different source types allow them to be adjusted so that the first down going wave from each has either opposite polarity or the same polarity, whereas the source-ghost wave will have, respectively same polarity or opposite polarity. This allows cancellation or enhancement of the source ghost. If the survey also employs two-component sensor acquisition, then the combined data sets may be both sensor de-ghosted and source de-ghosted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Exxonmobile Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Mark A. Meier, Richard E. Duren
  • Publication number: 20130114375
    Abstract: Method for separating different seismic energy modes in the acquisition (65) of seismic survey data by using sensors that preferentially record a single mode (63), optionally combined with a source that preferentially transmits that mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Mark A. Meier, Christine E. Krohn, Marvin L. Johnson, Michael W. Norris, Mat Walsh, Graham A. Winbow
  • Publication number: 20130048759
    Abstract: Modular devices for jetting a fluid material and components for modular jetting devices. The devices may include a pressurized air or positive displacement pump fluid supply module to supply a fluid module inlet. A syringe may feed material through a check valve to a positive displacement pump, which feeds material through another check valve to the fluid module. Inside the fluid module is a valve element moved to contact a valve seat and jet a droplet of material by contact between an external drive pin and a movable element of the fluid module. Either a piezoelectric actuator, a pneumatic actuator, or another actuator may move the drive pin. A controller may coordinate the supply of fluid from the positive displacement pump with the rate at which material is jetted. The fluid module and positive displacement pump are easily removable from the jetting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley Cruz Aguilar, Mani Ahmadi, Stephen Russell des Jardins, Erik Fiske, Mark Meier, Horatio Quinones, Thomas Ratledge, Robert James Wright
  • Publication number: 20120207975
    Abstract: A building panel, a shingle and a flooring tile are all provided including a reticulated foam body having a weather resistant coating made from a material selected from a group consisting of a polymer, a ceramic glaze and mixtures thereof. In addition, a method of producing these products is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Rodney Andrews, Mark Meier, Thomas A. Golubic, Paul E. Yeary
  • Publication number: 20110281066
    Abstract: A building panel, a shingle and a flooring tile are all provided including a reticulated foam body having a weather resistant coating made from a material selected from a group consisting of a polymer, a ceramic glaze and mixtures thereof. In addition, a method of producing these products is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Rodney Andrews, Mark Meier, Thomas A. Golubic, Paul E. Yeary
  • Publication number: 20110194376
    Abstract: Devices for sensing gradients are constructed from material whose properties change in response to gradients. One embodiment of the device is a transducer (200) for sensing gradients that includes the material (210) and two or more electrodes (240, 270) coupled to the material. In one embodiment, gradients in a surrounding medium (110) modify the energy gap of the material in the transducer (130) producing a diffusion current density (150). The material is configured to connect to a current or voltage measurement device (520, 530, 540) where a measurement is used to determine the gradient in the medium (160). The devices can be used to measure pressure, temperature, and/or other properties. The transducer can be built on the same substrate as complementary circuitry. A transducer made of Indium. Antimonide is used in marine seismology to measure pressure gradients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventors: Gary A. Hallock, Mark A. Meier
  • Patent number: 7894299
    Abstract: Method for designing a converted mode (PS or SP) seismic survey to accomplish specified vertical and lateral resolution objectives at target depth. An equation (181) is provided for determining the minimum bandwidth required for a desired vertical resolution at a selected scattering angle, as a function of incident and reflected wave velocities, one of which is the P-wave velocity and the other is the S-wave velocity. A second equation (182) is provided for determining migration acceptance angle from the desired vertical and lateral resolutions. Source and receiver apertures may then be determined by ray tracing. Finally, a third equation (183) is provided for the maximum bin size to avoid aliasing, given the migration acceptance angle and a maximum frequency needed to achieve the bandwidth requirement. Source and receiver spacing may then be based on the maximum bin size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.
    Inventor: Mark A. Meier