Patents by Inventor Mark A. Peters

Mark A. Peters 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: 11119576
    Abstract: User interface and method for contactlessly operating a hardware operating element in a 3-D gesture mode. The invention proposes a user interface and a method for contactlessly operating a hardware operating element (12), called “button” below, of a user interface in a 3-D gesture mode, by means of which the user interface can be operated using gestures freely carried out in space, called 3-D gestures below. The method comprises the steps of: —detecting (100) a user's hand (4), —assigning (200) the hand (4) to an area of the user interface (I) assigned to the button (12), and, in response thereto, —outputting (300) a suggestion (14, 16) to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Holger Wild, Mark Peter Czelnik
  • Publication number: 20210276098
    Abstract: Method for producing an object by means of additive manufacturing, wherein said method comprises the steps of: receiving, in a process chamber, a bath of material, wherein a surface level of said bath of material defines an object working area; solidifying, by a solidifying device, a selective layer-part of said material on said surface level; controlled oxidisation, of waste particles originating from said solidifying of said material, by controlling an oxygen level, such that oxidised waste particles are obtained and ignition of said waste particles is avoided. Apparatus for producing an object by means of additive manufacturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Additive Industries B.V.
    Inventors: Ronnie Herman Anna HENSEN, Mark Herman Else Vaes, Rob Peter Albert Haendel
  • Patent number: 11104780
    Abstract: Polar silane linkers are provided that attach to resins to form silane-functionalized resins. The functionalized resins can be bound to hydroxyl groups on the surface of silica particles to improve the dispersibility of the silica particles in rubber mixtures. Further disclosed are synthetic routes to provide the silane-functionalized resins, as well as various uses and end products that benefit from the unexpected properties of the silane-functionalized resins. Silane-functionalized resins impart remarkable properties on various rubber compositions, such as tires, belts, hoses, brakes, and the like. Automobile tires incorporating the silane-functionalized resins are shown to possess excellent results in balancing the properties of rolling resistance, tire wear, and wet braking performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Fabian Peters, Emily Baird Anderson, John Dayton Baker, Jr., Terri Roxanne Carvagno, Judicael Jacques Chapelet, Wei Min Cheng, Liu Deng, Jacobus Gillis de Hullu, Sebastian Finger, Hubert Hirschlag, Christopher Lee Lester, Wentao Li, Mutombo Joseph Muvundamina, Mark Stanley Pavlin, Carla Recker, Christopher Thomas Scilla
  • Patent number: 11100281
    Abstract: A method for maintaining links and revisions for a plurality of documents is described. The method is carried out by one or more computing devices. Requests that indicate revisions to be carried out on the plurality of documents are received, at least one of the requests corresponding to revisions for different documents of the plurality of documents. For each request: a workspace revision counter that is shared by the plurality of documents is incremented, the workspace revision counter indicating a revision state of the plurality of documents, the revision is queued in a workspace revision queue that is shared by the plurality of documents, and the revision indicated by the request is caused to be performed on one or more documents of the plurality of documents that correspond to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: WORKIVA INC.
    Inventors: MacLeod Gordon Broad, Dustin Lee Hiatt, Joel Patrick Barbour, Graham I Cummins, Mark David Erickson, Matthew Peter Hinrichsen, Robert Ray Lamb, Tanner Davis Miller, Travis Lee Smith
  • Patent number: 11098312
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recombinant signal sequence derived from E. coli. The invention also relates to a fusion protein comprising the signal sequence, a recombinant protein and methods of producing the recombinant protein. The recombinant signal sequence can be used to provide a method for controlling the viscosity of the fermentation, and/or controlling basal (pre-induction) expression of the recombinant protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: GLAXOSMITHKLINE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Robyn Alexandra Emmins, Gary Brian Finka, Michael Hoare, Alan Peter Lewis, William John Kenneth Lewis, Adam Daniel McInally, Mark Uden, Ioannis Voulgaris
  • Patent number: 11085382
    Abstract: A method for operating a vehicle with an internal combustion engine is provided that includes regulating a pressure in a fuel tank by scheduling an engine start-up event based on a rate of change of the fuel tank pressure to reduce fuel tank venting emissions, where the rate of change of the fuel tank pressure is determined based on an ambient temperature and an in-tank pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Pifher, Dennis Yang, Mark Peters
  • Patent number: 11026937
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds useful as inhibitors of PAD4, compositions thereof, and methods of treating PAD4-related disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Padlock Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh Devraj, Gnanasambandam Kumaravel, Cristina Lecci, Pui Leng Loke, Mirco Meniconi, Nathaniel Julius Thomas Monck, Carl Leslie North, Mark Peter Ridgill, Heather Tye
  • Publication number: 20210162845
    Abstract: An open roof assembly for use in a vehicle roof of a vehicle comprises a moveably arranged closure member for selectively covering or at least partially exposing an opening in the vehicle roof. Further, an electric motor operatively coupled to the closure member is provided for moving the closure member. A control unit is operatively coupled to the electric motor for controlling the closure member. The control unit is configured to control a position of the closure member during normal driving conditions, and to release control of the position of the closure member, when a vehicle acceleration exceeds a predetermined acceleration threshold. Thus, upon a high force on the closure member, induced by the high acceleration and weight of the closure member, damage may be prevented by absorbing the high forces in a motion of the closure member and a resistance of the electric motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Peter Anton Vervoort, Perry Johan Jacob Lambert Van Vegchel
  • Publication number: 20210160361
    Abstract: The invention enables digital music content to be downloaded to and used on a portable wireless computing device. An application running on the wireless device has been automatically adapted to parameters associated with the wireless device without end-user input (e.g. the application has been configured in dependence on the device OS and firmware, related bugs, screen size, pixel number, security models, connection handling, memory etc. This application enables an end-user to browse and search music content on a remote server using a wireless network; to download music content from that remote server using the wireless network and to playback and manage that downloaded music content. The application also includes a digital rights management system that enables unlimited legal downloads of different music tracks to the device and also enables any of those tracks stored on the device to be played so long as a subscription service has not terminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Stephen KNIGHT, Michael Ian LAMB, Robert John LEWIS, Stephen William POCOCK, Philip Anthony SANT, Mark Peter SULLIVAN, Christopher John EVANS
  • Publication number: 20210160359
    Abstract: The invention enables digital music content to be downloaded to and used on a portable wireless computing device. An application running on the wireless device has been automatically adapted to parameters associated with the wireless device without end-user input (e.g. the application has been configured in dependence on the device OS and firmware, related bugs, screen size, pixel number, security models, connection handling, memory etc. This application enables an end-user to browse and search music content on a remote server using a wireless network; to download music content from that remote server using the wireless network and to playback and manage that downloaded music content. The application also includes a digital rights management system that enables unlimited legal downloads of different music tracks to the device and also enables any of those tracks stored on the device to be played so long as a subscription service has not terminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Stephen KNIGHT, Michael Ian LAMB, Robert John LEWIS, Stephen William POCOCK, Philip Anthony SANT, Mark Peter SULLIVAN, Christopher John EVANS
  • Publication number: 20210160360
    Abstract: The invention enables digital music content to be downloaded to and used on a portable wireless computing device. An application running on the wireless device has been automatically adapted to parameters associated with the wireless device without end-user input (e.g. the application has been configured in dependence on the device OS and firmware, related bugs, screen size, pixel number, security models, connection handling, memory etc. This application enables an end-user to browse and search music content on a remote server using a wireless network; to download music content from that remote server using the wireless network and to playback and manage that downloaded music content. The application also includes a digital rights management system that enables unlimited legal downloads of different music tracks to the device and also enables any of those tracks stored on the device to be played so long as a subscription service has not terminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Stephen KNIGHT, Michael Ian LAMB, Robert John LEWIS, Stephen William POCOCK, Philip Anthony SANT, Mark Peter SULLIVAN, Christopher John EVANS
  • Publication number: 20210121091
    Abstract: An inductive sensing device (22) is for sensing at two different frequencies. The device includes an antenna (24) which comprises at least two loop parts (30, 32), each loop part coupled to a different respective tuning capacitor (36a, 36b) to thereby provide different respective resonant frequencies for the first and second loop parts. The two loop parts are jointly connected to a shared input connection (38) for receiving driving signals for driving both antenna parts. A control means (44) controls a drive circuit (34) to supply the antenna, via the shared input connection, drive signals of each of the frequencies, implementing switching between the two.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Gerardus Johannes Nicolaas DOODEMAN, Mark Peter Paul KLEIJNEN, Jacobus Josephus LEIJSSEN, Ronny Hubertus Johannes GROSFELD, Wouter Herman PEETERS, Rick BEZEMER
  • Publication number: 20210092217
    Abstract: The invention enables digital music content to be downloaded to and used on a portable wireless computing device. An application running on the wireless device has been automatically adapted to parameters associated with the wireless device without end-user input (e.g. the application has been configured in dependence on the device OS and firmware, related bugs, screen size, pixel number, security models, connection handling, memory etc. This application enables an end-user to browse and search music content on a remote server using a wireless network; to download music content from that remote server using the wireless network and to playback and manage that downloaded music content. The application also includes a digital rights management system that enables unlimited legal downloads of different music tracks to the device and also enables any of those tracks stored on the device to be played so long as a subscription service has not terminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Stephen KNIGHT, Michael Ian LAMB, Robert John LEWIS, Stephen William POCOCK, Philip Anthony SANT, Mark Peter SULLIVAN, Christopher John EVANS
  • Patent number: 10936108
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus, particularly in a motor vehicle, for input of data with haptic feedback. The method includes sensing a touch position on a user programmable touch-sensitive display device, selecting a function via the touch position, sensing of a contact pressure force on the user programmable touch-sensitive display device, initiating the selected function when a first force threshold is exceeded, and outputting a haptic feedback item. Also disclosed is an associated apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Peter Czelnik, Michael Klaas, Carsten Rieger
  • Patent number: 10887443
    Abstract: The invention enables digital music content to be downloaded to and used on a portable wireless computing device. An application running on the wireless device has been automatically adapted to parameters associated with the wireless device without end-user input (e.g. the application has been configured in dependence on the device OS and firmware, related bugs, screen size, pixel number, security models, connection handling, memory etc. This application enables an end-user to browse and search music content on a remote server using a wireless network; to download music content from that remote server using the wireless network and to playback and manage that downloaded music content. The application also includes a digital rights management system that enables unlimited legal downloads of different music tracks to the device and also enables any of those tracks stored on the device to be played so long as a subscription service has not terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: TikTok Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark Stephen Knight, Michael Ian Lamb, Robert John Lewis, Stephen William Pocock, Philip Anthony Sant, Mark Peter Sullivan, Christopher John Evans
  • Publication number: 20200365032
    Abstract: An alert system for monitoring at least one incursion into a safe stopping distance of a primary vehicle, the alert system including at least one forward facing sensor mounted relative to the primary vehicle to capture data, at least one image capture device mounted relative to the primary vehicle, at least one alert device associated with the primary vehicle, and a calculation engine to calculate a minimum safe stopping distance for the primary vehicle based on a real time speed of the vehicle and a vehicle weight, and to calculate a separation distance to a third party vehicle to be calculated relative to the primary vehicle based on the data captured by the at least one forward facing sensor, wherein the calculation engine compares the minimum safe stopping distance at any time to the separation distance to the third party vehicle to establish if the third party vehicle is within the minimum safe stopping distance of the primary vehicle, and if the third party vehicle is within the minimum safe stopping di
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Peter SCHWARZ, Julie-Ann Fay Le NOBLE
  • Patent number: 10782936
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for migrating a monolithic legacy software system to a well-defined modular target software architecture includes selecting a method, based on predefined patterns, for transforming the software legacy software system; creating an abstract syntax tree from the legacy software system's source code; from the abstract syntax tree, determining a flow of the source code and any coding violations and coding smells in the legacy software system's source code; using the flow and the coding violations, identifying architecture issues in the legacy software system; scheduling tasks for transforming the legacy software system into the target software architecture; automatically generating new source code according to the target software architecture; and automatically and autonomously refactoring the new source code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Davis, Doug Sweet, Mark Peters
  • Publication number: 20200286171
    Abstract: A system and methodology which provides a platform through which traders can apply technical analysis functionalities and other innovative trading analysis methodologies in the context of a graphical user interface which also includes one or more pricing charts associated with the instrument of interest. According to the teachings of the present invention, this platform provides the ability to analyze and implement trades based on a user interactive process through which the system guides the trader in selecting trades that are expected to have a relatively high probability of being profitable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Matrix Financial Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eyal SHACHAR, Mark Peter GRIECO, Steven Dwight ALBIN, Eyal MARMARELI
  • Publication number: 20200287295
    Abstract: An antenna stack includes a glass cover having an outer face, an inside face opposite the outer face, and a body therebetween. The glass cover additionally has a cavity formed therein, extending into the body from the inside face. The antenna stack further includes an antenna patch positioned within the cavity, and a waveguide layer. The waveguide layer includes polycrystalline ceramic underlying the glass cover. Conductive vias extend through the polycrystalline ceramic and partition the waveguide layer to form feed channels through the polycrystalline ceramic, and major surfaces of the polycrystalline ceramic are overlaid with a conductor having openings that open to the feed channels. The antenna patch is spaced apart from the waveguide layer to facilitate evanescent wave coupling between the feed channels and the antenna patch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Lars Willhelm Pernstål, Mikael Bror Taveniku, Mark Peter Taylor
  • Patent number: 10768793
    Abstract: A user interface and a method for changing from a first screen view to a second screen view of a user interface. The method includes detecting an input in an approximation region of an input unit, displaying a message at an edge of the first screen view relating to the possibility of changing over to the second screen view, recognizing a predefined gesture of a user, and changing from the first screen view to the second screen view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Holger Wild, Mark Peter Czelnik