Patents by Inventor Mark A. Porter

Mark A. Porter 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: 20190230740
    Abstract: A node (50) for a communications system comprising a network of a plurality of nodes is described. The node (50) communicates with other nodes (50) in the network using information formatted into superframes comprising a plurality of symbols in which part of the superframes are for payload data and part of the superframes are for synchronisation data and such that there is agreement amongst at least some nodes of the network of when a superframe starts and the duration of the symbols of the superframe. The node (50) synchronises its reference source (60,61) to a selected synchronisation source selected from external synchronisation sources and changes the selection of external synchronisation source from time to time such that the selected synchronisation source availability and reliability is above a predetermined level and communications data of a superframe is interpretable while the node (50) communicates with at least some of the other nodes (50) in the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: John David Porter, Richard Mark Barden
  • Publication number: 20190188516
    Abstract: Systems and methods for property feature detection and extraction using digital images. The image sources could include aerial imagery, satellite imagery, ground-based imagery, imagery taken from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), mobile device imagery, etc. The detected geometric property features could include tree canopy, pools and other bodies of water, concrete flatwork, landscaping classifications (gravel, grass, concrete, asphalt, etc.), trampolines, property structural features (structures, buildings, pergolas, gazebos, terraces, retaining walls, and fences), and sports courts. The system can automatically extract these features from images and can then project them into world coordinates relative to a known surface in world coordinates (e.g., from a digital terrain model).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Geomni, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryce Zachary Porter, Ryan Mark Justus, John Caleb Call
  • Publication number: 20180001608
    Abstract: The present invention provides a protective coating for protecting a substrate from deleterious elements present in environments in which the substrates are deployed and methods and apparatus for deploying a PVC encasement with a longitudinal snap jacket of suitable length and girth to coat a pylon substrate or building girder and provide a filler within the snap jacket and around an encased pylon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: Shoreline Plastics LLC
    Inventors: Mark Porter, Stafford McCartney, Derek Michael Porter
  • Publication number: 20160089846
    Abstract: A continuously extruded seamless PVC pipe shrinks to about 50% of its extruded size when reheated to a specific temperature. Prior to shrinking, the extruded pipe is slid over a wooden piling, dimensional lumber, railroad tie or other metal or wood substrate. Upon application of heat, the pipe will shrink to encapsulate the substrate in a hermetically sealed, durable membrane. This impervious membrane will prevent any attack on the substrate by boring and surface destroying organisms and substances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Applicant: Shoreline Plastic, LLC
    Inventors: Stafford McCartney, Mark Porter
  • Publication number: 20150367563
    Abstract: The present invention provides a heat shrinkable protective coating for protecting a substrate from deleterious elements present in environments in which the substrates are deployed and methods and apparatus for manufacturing a heat shrinkable coating of suitable length and girth to coat a pylon substrate or building girder. Prior to shrinking, the extruded pipe is slid over a wooden pylon, dimensional lumber, railroad tie or other metal or wood substrate. Upon application of heat, the pipe will shrink to encapsulate the substrate in a hermetically sealed, durable membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Mark Porter, Stafford McCartney
  • Patent number: 9092747
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention provide an approach for analyzing statements of work (SOWs), and identifying applicable services to offer in response thereto. Among other things, a file may be converted from a first format to a second format, and then utilized to determine a scope of: at least one strategic outsourcing service being requested in the SOW; at least one service delivery tower of the services delivery organization that may have a responsibility for delivering a strategic outsourcing service to the potential client; and/or a set of requirements for the at least one service delivery tower to deliver the at least one strategic outsourcing service. A report identifying at least one of the determined scope, the at least one service delivery tower, and the set of requirements may then be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jon L. Cody, Mark A. Porter
  • Publication number: 20140089022
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention provide an approach for analyzing statements of work (SOWs), and identifying applicable services to offer in response thereto. Among other things, a file may be converted from a first format to a second format, and then utilized to determine a scope of: at least one strategic outsourcing service being requested in the SOW; at least one service delivery tower of the services delivery organization that may have a responsibility for delivering a strategic outsourcing service to the potential client; and/or a set of requirements for the at least one service delivery tower to deliver the at least one strategic outsourcing service. A report identifying at least one of the determined scope, the at least one service delivery tower, and the set of requirements may then be generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jon L. Cody, Mark A. Porter
  • Patent number: 8247615
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with a process to convert xanthophyll esters derived from Capsicum sources to their free (non-esterified) forms. The present invention is concerned with a process for obtaining Capsicum derived xanthophylls that meet the finished product needs for purity, yield, ease of use, industrial compatibility and cost that are required to make product suitable for the nutritional supplement, food and beverage industries. The present invention is concerned with a process which yields from 60 to 80%, of xanthophyll materials and nearly quantitative recovery of all input xanthophylls, which xanthophylls are of high purity. The present invention concerns a method to obtain xanthophyll esters present almost exclusively in the trans form when isolated from the natural plant sources. The present invention concerns a process to re-convert cis product back to the more desired trans form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Kalamazoo Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Reilly, Josh James Tuinstra, Lucas Chadwick, Mark Porter, James Barren, Gregory S. Reynhout
  • Publication number: 20110282083
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with a process to convert xanthophyll esters derived from Capsicum sources to their free (non-esterified) forms. The present invention is concerned with a process for obtaining Capsicum derived xanthophylls that meet the finished product needs for purity, yield, ease of use, industrial compatibility and cost that are required to make product suitable for the nutritional supplement, food and beverage industries. The present invention is concerned with a process which yields from 60 to 80%, of xanthophyll materials and nearly quantitative recovery of all input xanthophylls, which xanthophylls are of high purity. The present invention concerns a method to obtain xanthophyll esters present almost exclusively in the trans form when isolated from the natural plant sources. The present invention concerns a process to re-convert cis product back to the more desired trans form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: KALAMAZOO HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Reilly, Josh James Tuinstra, Lucas Chadwick, Mark Porter, James Barren, Gregory S. Reynhout
  • Publication number: 20110209042
    Abstract: A method and system for automating the processes of organizing and analyzing client inventory data. Inventory data in a first worksheet format and user-defined mappings between columns in the first worksheet format and columns in a standard format worksheet are received from a client. The inventory data is organized by copying inventory data columns to corresponding mapped columns in the standard format worksheet. A first set of independent subroutines analyzes the organized data by standardizing text in the data and populating columns in the standard format worksheet with data derived from the inventory data. A second set of independent subroutines is applied to the analyzed inventory data to sort inventory assets listed in the standard format worksheet by asset type and determine a total count of types of assets. The sorted asset type data is displayed to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mark A. Porter
  • Publication number: 20110071767
    Abstract: The present invention includes methods of predicting hepatotoxicity of test agents and methods of generating hepatotoxicity prediction models using algorithms for analyzing quantitative gene expression information. The invention also includes microarrays, computer systems comprising the toxicity prediction models, as well as methods of using the computer systems by remote users for determining the toxicity of test agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2005
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: OCIMUM BIOSOLUNTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Porter, Brandon Higgs, Donna Mendrick, Michael Elashoff
  • Patent number: 7590493
    Abstract: The present invention is based on the elucidation of the global changes in gene expression and the identification of toxicity markers in tissues or cells exposed to a known toxin. The genes may be used as toxicity markers in drug screening and toxicity assays. The invention includes a database of genes characterized by toxin-induced differential expression that is designed for use with microarrays and other solid-phase probes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Ocimum Biosolutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Donna Mendrick, Mark Porter, Kory Johnson, Brandon Higgs, Arthur Castle, Michael Elashoff
  • Publication number: 20090220970
    Abstract: The present invention is based on the elucidation of the global changes in gene expression and the identification of toxicity markers in tissues or cells exposed to a known toxin. The genes may be used as toxicity markers in drug screening and toxicity assays. The invention includes a database of genes characterized by toxin-induced differential expression that is designed for use with microarrays and other solid-phase probes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventors: Donna Mendrick, Mark Porter, Kory Johnson, Brandon Higgs, Arthur Castle, Michael Elashoff
  • Patent number: 7426441
    Abstract: The present invention is based on the elucidation of the global changes in gene expression and the identification of toxicity markers in tissues or cells exposed to a known renal toxin. The genes may be used as toxicity markers in drug screening and toxicity assays. The invention includes a database of genes characterized by toxin-induced differential expression that is designed for use with microarrays and other solid-phase probes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: Ocimum Biosolutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Donna Mendrick, Mark Porter, Kory Johnson, Brandon Higgs, Arthur Castle, Michael Elashoff
  • Patent number: 7415358
    Abstract: The present invention is based on the elucidation of the global changes in gene expression and the identification of toxicity markers in tissues or cells exposed to a known renal toxin. The genes may be used as toxicity markers in drug screening and toxicity assays. The invention includes a database of genes characterized by toxin-induced differential expression that is designed for use with microarrays and other solid-phase probes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Ocimum Biosolutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Donna Mendrick, Mark Porter, Kory Johnson, Brandon Higgs, Arthur Castle, Michael Elashoff
  • Publication number: 20070124086
    Abstract: The present invention is based on the elucidation of the global changes in gene expression and the identification of toxicity markers in kidney tissues or cells exposed to a known renal toxin. The genes may be used as toxicity markers in drug screening and toxicity assays. The invention includes a database of genes characterized by toxin-induced differential expression that is designed for use with microarrays and other solid-phase probes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Inventors: Donna Mendrick, Mark Porter, Kory Johnson, Arthur Castle, Brandon Higgs, Michael Elashoff
  • Publication number: 20070101868
    Abstract: A mug (10), specifically a vessel (20) incorporating a plunger assembly (30), that includes a number of fingers (42), is improved by positioning the fingers downwardly to contact the side wall of the vessel. The improvement also includes the following; a minor diameter portion (58) of the vessel sized to fit a motor vehicle cup holder. An open distal ended liner (62) intimately embracing a storage container compartment (60) formed on an inside surface of the outer shell minor diameter portion of the vessel. A closure base (66) removably engages the liner and encloses the bottom of the vessels storage container compartment. The closure base includes a number of inwardly facing spacer legs (68) that removably retain a storage container (72) including a detachable lid (74). The storage container provides a receptacle for such items as coffee grinds, tea leaves, sugar and creamer etc. such that the items may be conveniently available with the mug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Applicant: Planetary Design, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Porter
  • Publication number: 20070093969
    Abstract: The present invention is based on the elucidation of the global changes in gene expression and the identification of toxicity markers in kidney tissues or cells exposed to a known renal toxin. The genes may be used as toxicity markers in drug screening and toxicity assays. The invention includes a database of genes characterized by toxin-induced differential expression that is designed for use with microarrays and other solid-phase probes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2003
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventors: Donna Mendrick, Mark Porter, Kory Johnson, Arthur Castle, Brandon Higgs, Michael Elashoff
  • Publication number: 20070082332
    Abstract: The present invention is based on the elucidation of the global changes in gene expression and the identification of toxicity markers in tissues or cells exposed to a known cardiotoxin. The genes may be used as toxicity markers in drug screening and toxicity assays. The invention includes a database of genes characterized by toxin-induced differential expression that is designed for use with microarrays and other solid-phase probes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2003
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Inventors: Donna Mendrick, Mark Porter, Kory Johnson, Brandon Higgs, Arthur Castle, Michael Elashoff
  • Publication number: 20070061086
    Abstract: The present invention is based on the elucidation of the global changes in gene expression and the identification of toxicity markers in tissues or cells exposed to a known cardiotoxin. The genes may be used as toxicity markers in drug screening and toxicity assays. The invention includes a database of genes characterized by toxin-induced differential expression that is designed for use with microarrays and other solid-phase probes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Inventors: Donna Mendrick, Mark Porter, Kory Johnson, Brandon Higgs, Arthur Castle, Michael Elashoff