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).

  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140021204
    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: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Sinclair, Joseph C. Walsh
  • Publication number: 20140015164
    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: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Scott W. Middleton, Mark Sinclair, Brian R. O'Hagan, Patrick H. Whek, Terrence P. Lafferty, Peter W. Blaas, Kevin J. Hjort, Patrick J. Smith
  • Patent number: 8449473
    Abstract: A method of determining the respiratory function of a subject is disclosed, the method comprising measuring the concentration of water vapor in the gas stream exhaled by the subject, and from the measured water vapor concentration determining the respiratory function of the subject. Mathematical techniques for analyzing the data obtained from the measurement of concentrations of gaseous components in an exhaled gas stream are also disclosed and their use in determining the lung function of a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Anaxsys Technology Limited
    Inventors: Mark Sinclair Varney, Michael Garrett, Deryk John Peter Williams
  • Publication number: 20130103639
    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: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: 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
  • Patent number: 8403861
    Abstract: Humidity profiles of exhaled air of individuals obtained using a sensor to detect water vapor content or temperature versus time of exhalation may exhibit an irregularity indicative of a space-occupying respiratory system lesion. Detection of such irregularities provides an inexpensive and rapid means of pre-screening individuals for lung cancer diagnosis, and is applicable even to individuals with other respiratory disorders such as asthma and COPD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Anaxsys Technology Limited
    Inventors: Deryk John Peter Williams, Mark Sinclair Varney, Michael Garrett
  • Publication number: 20130032283
    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: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph C. Walsh, Mark Sinclair, Jeffrey T. Sloat
  • Publication number: 20120165693
    Abstract: Humidity profiles of exhaled air of individuals obtained using a sensor to detect water vapour content or temperature versus time of exhalation may exhibit an irregularity indicative of a space-occupying respiratory system lesion. Detection of such irregularities provides an inexpensive and rapid means of pre-screening individuals for lung cancer diagnosis, and is applicable even to individuals with other respiratory disorders such as asthma and COPD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Deryk John Peter Williams, Jonh Jam Peter Williams, Mark Sinclair Varney, Michael Garrett
  • Publication number: 20120070595
    Abstract: A heat transfer label assembly includes a label portion including an energy cured ink and releasably supported on a carrier. At least a portion of the label portion is extensible at least about 5% in at least one direction without creating substantial defects in the label portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Sloat, Mark Sinclair
  • Publication number: 20110288430
    Abstract: A sensor and method for detecting a target substance, particularly CO2, in a gas stream comprises a sensing element disposed to be exposed to the gas stream, the sensing element comprising a working electrode; a counter electrode; and a solid electrolyte precursor extending between and in contact with the working and counter electrodes; whereby the gas stream may be caused to impinge upon the solid electrolyte precursor such that water vapour in the gas stream at least partially hydrates the precursor to form an electrolyte in electrical contact with the working electrode and the counter electrode. The method measures the current flowing between the working counter electrodes as a result of the applied potential; and determines, from the measured current flow, an indication of the concentration of the target substance. The sensor and method are particularly suitable for analyzing tidal carbon dioxide concentrations in the exhaled breath of a person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: Mark Sinclair VARNEY, Michael Ernest GARRETT
  • Publication number: 20110011854
    Abstract: A microwave energy interactive structure comprises a polymer film having a birefringence (nz?nx) of less than about 0.15, and a layer of microwave energy interactive material on the polymer film. The layer of microwave energy interactive material is operative for converting at least a portion of impinging microwave energy into thermal energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Scott W. Middleton, Timothy H. Bohrer, Jeffrey T. Sloat, William Gilpatrick, Mark Sinclair
  • Publication number: 20080262370
    Abstract: A method of determining the respiratory function of a subject is disclosed, the method comprising measuring the concentration of water vapour in the gas stream exhaled by the subject, and from the measured water vapour concentration determining the respiratory function of the subject. Mathematical techniques for analyzing the data obtained from the measurement of concentrations of gaseous components in an exhaled gas stream are also disclosed and their use in determining the lung function of a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: ANAXSYS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Mark Sinclair Varney, Michael Garrett, Deryk John Peter Williams
  • Publication number: 20080217173
    Abstract: A sensor for detecting a target substance, in particular carbon dioxide, in a gas stream comprises a sensing element (8) disposed to be exposed to the gas stream, the sensing element comprising a working electrode (12); a counter electrode (14); and a solid electrolyte precursor (16) extending between and in contact with the working electrode and the counter electrode; whereby the gas stream may be caused to impinge upon the solid electrolyte precursor such that water vapour in the gas stream at least partially hydrates the precursor to form an electrolyte in electrical contact with the working electrode and the counter electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Mark Sinclair Varney, Michael Ernest Garrett
  • Publication number: 20080036768
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program for a finding an intersection for geometrically coincident curves, comprising selecting a curve pair where at least one curve in said curve pair is a parametric curve; determining a curve parameter for each curve in said curve pair; splitting each of said curves into a plurality of candidate segments; recursively subdividing each of said candidate segments into a pair of finalized segments that are sufficiently straight; intersecting an approximation for each of said finalized segments; obtaining a plurality of next parameter values from said intersecting step; and testing for a terminating condition and appropriate means and computer-readable instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Applicant: UGS CORP.
    Inventors: Mark Sinclair-McGarvie, Christopher Brown, Michael Atkins
  • Publication number: 20070267374
    Abstract: A tray (100) or container (478) which may be hermetically sealed having a flange (116), rim (124), handle (258), rib, bottom surface (500), sidewall (114), or other portion that is encapsulated by or formed from injection-molded material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2003
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Middleton, Mark Sinclair, Brian O'Hagan, Patrick Wnek, Terrence Lafferty, Peter Blaas, Kevin Hjort, Patrick Smith
  • Publication number: 20070194029
    Abstract: A container or tray having various features. Also, the invention is generally directed to a method of forming the container or tray and a tool or apparatus for forming the container or tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventors: Scott Middleton, Mark Sinclair, Brian O'Hagan, Patrick Wnek, Terrence Lafferty, Peter Blaas, Kevin Hjort, Patrick Smith
  • Patent number: 6286031
    Abstract: A method for broadcasting a scalable multimedia presentation over the Internet is disclosed. In a specific embodiment, a broadcasting server creates a multimedia list on a per broadcast per recipient basis. The multimedia list includes references to the objects (e.g., URLs) rather than the objects themselves. The broadcasting server transmits the multimedia list to a recipient system. The recipient system runs the multimedia list by retrieving each object on the multimedia list from one or more proxy webservers. The recipient computer enters an availability state associated with an object when it begins to receive the object. For each object, the recipient computer reports an indication of this availability state to the broadcasting server via the proxy webserver. The recipient then displays the objects. The broadcasting server uses the indications of the recipient availability states to load balance the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Inventors: Jerry Richard Waese, Mark Sinclair Krebs
  • Patent number: 5968636
    Abstract: A laminate for forming carton blanks wherein a desired aesthetic holographic appearance is sandwiched between a reversed printed transparent plastic film and a relatively rigid paperboard material. In another embodiment, printed matter and a clear lacquer are imposed on spaced portions of holographic etchings on a transparent film to eliminate the holographic etchings in those areas leaving a remaining portion of the holographic etchings. A metallized substrate covers the printed matter, the clear lacquer and the remaining holographic etchings which can then be laminated to a relatively rigid paperboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Sinclair, John H. Tokarski
  • Patent number: 4810146
    Abstract: A toggle bolt assembly that includes a flexible elongated strip that is hung upon the bolt so that the strip loops over the winged trunnion nut. One end of the strip is hung between the nut and the wings while the opposite end of the strip is hung between the bolt head and the nut. The opposite end of the strip is expanded so that it can be wedged tightly into the clearance hole formed in a hollow through which the wings are passed in assembly. The wedged strip holds the unfolded wings in a non-rotating condition inside the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1989
    Assignee: CWR Manufacturing
    Inventor: Mark A. Sinclair