Patents by Inventor Mark A. Sinclair

Mark A. Sinclair 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: 10400263
    Abstract: The present invention concerns rhodamine based fluorescent probes which have use in detecting coagulase-producing bacterial strains. In particular, wherein the bacterial strain is MRSA or MSSA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Kingston University Higher Education Corporation
    Inventors: Alex Sinclair, Mark Fielder, Adam Le Gresley
  • Publication number: 20190075361
    Abstract: A method for multimedia playback and transmission to wireless clients is described. A host webserver transcodes a live digital or analog audio-visual or audio broadcast signal and splits the input stream into small multimedia objects of an efficient compression such as MPEG4/AAC, and then immediately deploys the objects to distributed content servers for a geographically dispersed population of wireless clients. A java applet object player, downloaded to wireless clients at the beginning of the multimedia on-demand session, interprets and decodes the multimedia objects as they are received, using multiple levels of optimization. The applet uses novel video and audio decoding optimizations which can be generically applied to many digital video and audio codecs, and specifically decodes Simple Profile MPEG4 video and Low Complexity AAC audio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Sinclair KREBS
  • Publication number: 20190060151
    Abstract: There is provided herein an examination table that is capable of being converted to render either an examination configuration or a seating configuration. The table includes a planar table member having a suitable surface for the examination of a subject and is adjustable between a horizontal orientation for medical evaluation of the subject and a vertical orientation when in the table member is not in use for exams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Sinclair
  • Patent number: 10171873
    Abstract: A computer program video player product stored on a non-transitory computer readable medium and loadable into the internal memory of a computing device, comprising software code portions for performing, when the video player product is run on a computer, a method including sequentially reading a plurality of distinctive Internet address associated with a plurality of discrete multimedia objects; determining a playback rate based on available cellular bandwidth; playing back a video at the determined playback rate consisting of at least a subset of the plurality of discrete multimedia objects; wherein the discrete multimedia objects are obtained by transcoding an input multimedia stream including a video segment forming part of a video stream into an optimal audiovisual format at an optimal encoding rate reflecting available cellular network bandwidth; dynamically converting the transcoded multimedia stream into discrete objects by splitting the transcoded stream into specified intervals by scanning after the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Sinclair Krebs
  • Patent number: 9701103
    Abstract: Portions of microwave energy interactive material may be cut and removed during intermediate steps in a lamination processes, so that remaining microwave energy interactive material in a resultant laminate is arranged in a pattern. Regarding the removal of the portions of the microwave energy interactive material, a compound laminate may be delaminated into parts, and one of the parts may be a sacrificial laminate that includes the removed portions of the microwave energy interactive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph C. Walsh, Mark Sinclair, Jeffrey T. Sloat
  • Publication number: 20170151402
    Abstract: Respiratory therapy apparatus has a short conduit (10) with a mouthpiece (13) at one end and open to atmosphere at its opposite end (11). One end of a cylinder (22), (110, 203) opens into the conduit (10) and contains a piston (21, 111, 205) slidable along the cylinder. The piston (21, 111, 205) carries a permanent magnet (24) that interacts with a magnetic field produced by electromagnetic coils (25, 26), 101-109 surrounding the cylinder. The coils are driven by a control unit (30) that receives inputs from pressure, flow and piston position sensors (40, 41) and (42) to cause the piston to oscillate in the cylinder and superimpose an oscillatory waveform on the normal tidal respiration along the conduit (10) at an amplitude sufficient to mobilize mucus in the patient's airway and produce a therapeutic effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: SMITHS MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Anthony Lucio Belisario, Mohammad Qassim Mohammad Khasawneh, Mark Charles Oliver, Mark Sinclair Varney
  • Patent number: 9555568
    Abstract: A tool and method for forming a container from a construct. The tool comprising a cavity for receiving a construct, a core operatively associated with the cavity and being operable to move into the cavity, an injection cavity for receiving injection-molding material and directing injection-molding material around at least a portion of the perimeter of the construct, and a clamping feature. The clamping feature is operatively connected to at least one of the cavity and the core and is for clamping a peripheral portion of the construct as the core moves into the cavity to form the construct into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. Middleton, Mark Sinclair, Brian R. O'Hagan, Patrick H. Wnek, Terrence P. Lafferty, Peter W. Blaas, Kevin J. Hjort, Patrick J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20170020776
    Abstract: A respiratory therapy system includes a vibratory expiratory therapy device through which the patient exhales to set up vibrations within the chest. An array of piezoelectric vibration sensors is mounted on the patient's chest and supplies vibration outputs to a processor, which in turn provides an output to a display indicative of impedance of different regions of the chest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: SMITHS MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Mohammad Qassim Mohammad Khasawneh, Mark Charles Oliver, Mark Sinclair Varney
  • Publication number: 20160339202
    Abstract: A gas-powered, pneumatic ventilator (1) is driven by compressed air from a compressor (2) and its outlet (11) is connected via corrugated tubing (30) to a patient valve (34) and face mask or the like. A source (4) of pure oxygen, such as from an oxygen cylinder (40), is connected via small bore tubing (38) to a gas inlet (37) adjacent the air inlet (33) of the patient valve (34) so that supplementary oxygen is mixed with the air. The patient valve (34) closes and a patient dump valve (16) in the ventilator opens during the exhalation phase to allow oxygen supplied to the patient valve (34) to fill the corrugated tubing (30) from the patient end (32) and displace air in the tubing out of the patient dump valve (16) so that a volume of oxygen is collected in the tubing and is dispensed to the patient during the next inspiratory phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: SMITHS MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert James Burchell, David James Baker, Clive John Millward, Mark Sinclair Varney
  • Publication number: 20160331917
    Abstract: Respiratory therapy apparatus includes an oscillating expiratory therapy device (100) and pressure and flow sensors (20 and 21) in the patient inlet (7) connected to supply signals to a processor (24). The processor (24) includes artificial intelligence software to correlate the output signals with prescribed values and control a feedback device (26) that prompts the patient accordingly to adjust use of the device as necessary. The feedback device (26) may be of a visual, audible or tangible kind. The processor (24) may also automatically adjust a setting dial (5) of the therapy device (100) by means of an actuator (27).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: SMITHS MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Paul James Leslie Bennett, Robert James Burchell, Mohammad Qassim Mohammad Khasawneh, Mark Charles Oliver, Mark Sinclair Varney
  • Publication number: 20160213868
    Abstract: Respiratory therapy apparatus includes an expiratory therapy device (100) that produces an oscillating resistance to breathing. The device has a vibration sensor (20) mounted on its housing (2) that transmits signals to a receiver (200) indicative of operation of the device. An accelerometer (201) is secured to the chest of the patient; this also transmits signals to the receiver (200). The apparatus prompts the user to use the device (100) at each of its different settings and the receiver (300) monitors the effect of the different settings and computes which gives the most benefit. The receiver (300) then prompts the user to select the optimum set ting for further therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: SMITHS MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Mohammad Qassim Mohammad Khasawneh, Jeevan Sagoo, Mark Sinclair Varney
  • Publication number: 20160198226
    Abstract: A computer program video player product stored on a non-transitory computer readable medium and loadable into the internal memory of a computing device, comprising software code portions for performing, when the video player product is run on a computer, a method including sequentially reading a plurality of distinctive Internet address associated with a plurality of discrete multimedia objects; determining a playback rate based on available cellular bandwidth; playing back a video at the determined playback rate consisting of at least a subset of the plurality of discrete multimedia objects; wherein the discrete multimedia objects are obtained by transcoding an input multimedia stream including a video segment forming part of a video stream into an optimal audiovisual format at an optimal encoding rate reflecting available cellular network bandwidth; dynamically converting the transcoded multimedia stream into discrete objects by splitting the transcoded stream into specified intervals by scanning after the
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventor: Mark Sinclair KREBS
  • Publication number: 20160136367
    Abstract: A vibratory PEP respiratory therapy device (100) includes a valve element (11) on a rocker arm (12) that opens and closes an opening (10) during exhalation through the apparatus. An accelerometer (20) including a piezoelectric beam (22) supported at one end (23) is mounted on the outside of the housing (2) of the device to respond to vibration transmitted though the housing caused by oscillating movement of the rocker arm (12). The output of the accelerometer (20) is supplied to a circuit (28), (29) that determines when the device (100) is used and the duration and quality of use of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicant: SMITHS MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Mark Sinclair VARNEY
  • Publication number: 20160059538
    Abstract: Portions of microwave energy interactive material may be cut and removed during intermediate steps in a lamination processes, so that remaining microwave energy interactive material in a resultant laminate is arranged in a pattern. Regarding the removal of the portions of the microwave energy interactive material, a compound laminate may be delaminated into parts, and one of the parts may be a sacrificial laminate that includes the removed portions of the microwave energy interactive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph C. Walsh, Mark Sinclair, Jeffrey T. Sloat
  • Patent number: 9216564
    Abstract: Portions of microwave energy interactive material may be cut and removed during intermediate steps in a lamination processes, so that remaining microwave energy interactive material in a resultant laminate is arranged in a pattern. Regarding the removal of the portions of the microwave energy interactive material, a compound laminate may be delaminated into parts, and one of the parts may be a sacrificial laminate that includes the removed portions of the microwave energy interactive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph C. Walsh, Mark Sinclair, Jeffrey T. Sloat
  • Patent number: 9174765
    Abstract: A carton may include a linter. The liner may include one or more pressure control features for automatically relieving pressure from within an area enclosed by the liner. A pressure control feature may be in the form of one or more vent passageways extending through the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Sinclair, Joseph C. Walsh
  • Patent number: 9156582
    Abstract: A package for holding a product. The package can comprise a carton comprising a plurality of panels at least partially enclosing an interior of the carton. A liner may optionally be at least partially positioned in the interior of the carton and can comprise an inner dispensing feature. A liner patch can overlap the inner dispensing feature and can be mounted on the liner for facilitating opening of the inner dispensing feature of the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph C. Walsh, Mark Sinclair, Jeffrey T. Sloat, Norman L. Jesch
  • Patent number: 8892601
    Abstract: Creating web application using cloud-based friction-free databases without web hosting knowledge. User credentials are received at a web application service for initiating a web application task via client software. The user credentials are analyzed to determine whether to grant the user permission to initiate the requested web application task. The web application task is initiated when the permission is granted. Data associated with the initiated web application task is received at the web application service for analysis of the data to host and render a web application based solely on received data provided without basis of web hosting knowledge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Greenberg, Michael Hopkins Smith, Vijayalakshmi Ramkumar, Brian Eugene Kihneman, Alexander Alexandrovich Spiridonov, David Michael Jade, Shen Wang, Sumit Chauhan, Gregory Chan, Tobias Joakim Bertil Ternström, Russell Mark Sinclair, Todd Haugen, Ritu Singh, Daniel J. Cole, Peter Alan Carlin, Christopher Todd Seitzinger
  • Publication number: 20140034717
    Abstract: A package for holding a product. The package can comprise a carton comprising a plurality of panels at least partially enclosing an interior of the carton. A liner may optionally be at least partially positioned in the interior of the carton and can comprise an inner dispensing feature. A liner patch can overlap the inner dispensing feature and can be mounted on the liner for facilitating opening of the inner dispensing feature of the liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph C. Walsh, Mark Sinclair, Jeffrey T. Sloat, Norman L. Jesch
  • Publication number: 20140032590
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for implementing a windowed mid-tier data cache. A request is received for a data page comprising a set of data rows from a result set of a query in a database management system (“DBMS”). A determination is made whether the requested data rows exist in the mid-tier cache. If the requested rows exist in the cache, then the set of data rows is retrieved from the cache and the requested data page is returned. If the requested rows do not exist in the cache, a data chunk comprising a number of data rows from the result set larger than and encompassing the requested rows is requested from the DBMS. Upon receiving the data chunk, the data chunk is stored in the mid-tier cache, and the set of data rows are retrieved from the cache and the requested data page is returned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Russell Mark Sinclair, Saurin Bipin Shah, Nishant Kumar, Alexander Alexandrovich Spiridonov