Patents by Inventor Mark Adams

Mark Adams 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: 20200056805
    Abstract: An air handling unit has an interior wall configured to selectively retain a removable component of the air handling unit. An air handling unit has an interior wall configured as a drain pan. An air handling unit has an outer skin joined to the interior wall, an insulator disposed between the interior wall and the outer skin, and the interior wall has a mounting channel configured to selectively retain a removable component of the air handling unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Stewart, Mark Hudgins, Richard Lee Jameson, Keith Adam Novak, Leslie Zinger
  • Patent number: 10562092
    Abstract: A tool for hot stamping metal sheets, formed least partially of a base block and a functional layer, is proposed. The functional layer comprises cooling channels and multiple functional layers, which building upon each other create the connection to the base block. The cooling channels are designed as a cooling channel array and are produced in a laser sintering method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Edward Schleichert, Jason Wilson, Mark Fabischeck, Jim Metz, Nick Adam
  • Patent number: 10544337
    Abstract: An Additive Package is provided to adjust the cure properties of a two-part bonding filler across a temperature range of from 4 and 44 degrees Celsius. A low temperature additive speeds a cure rate between 4 and 15 degrees Celsius and a high temperature additive slows down a cure rate between 25 and 44 degrees Celsius. The amount of Additive Package is varied to account for the desired cure properties. The Additive Package includes a first unsaturated polyester resins with an average degree of unsaturation of 70-100 percent based on total acid and anhydride monomer content. A process for repairing a vehicle body is provided using the Additive Package. A kit for accomplishing repairs in an after-market repair setting is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Helena Twardowska, Robert Mark Adams, David McKinney
  • Publication number: 20200024350
    Abstract: Provided are antibodies that specifically bind to CTLA-4 and/or PD-1 and antagonize CTLA-4 and/or PD-1 function. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions and kits comprising these antibodies, nucleic acids encoding these antibodies, expression vectors and host cells for making these antibodies, and methods of treating a subject using these antibodies either alone or in combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Marc VAN DIJK, Cornelia Anne MUNDT, Gerd RITTER, David SCHAER, Jedd David WOLCHOK, Taha MERGHOUB, Nicholas Stuart WILSON, David Adam SAVITSKY, Mark Arthur FINDEIS, Roberta ZAPPASODI, Rikke Bæk HOLMGAARD, Jean-Marie CUILLEROT, Igor PROSCURSHIM, Olga SHEBANOVA
  • Patent number: 10538433
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing activated carbon from biomass or other solid carbonaceous feed within a housing containing boiler components, by spatial separation of drying, pyrolysis and activation zones as the feed is conveyed across the bottom of the housing, such that the thermal requirements for drying, pyrolysis, and activation of the solid carbonaceous feed occur by direct radiation from the combustion flame located above the drying, pyrolysis and activation zones. The balance of the heat not required for drying, pyrolysis, and activation is used to vaporize and superheat steam as part of a conventional steam/electric power plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: ADVANCED ORGANIC METHODS LLC
    Inventors: Russel Mark Adams, John Wright Coulter Black
  • Publication number: 20200001991
    Abstract: A rotorcraft having a rotor system including a yoke, a plurality of grip assemblies, each of which is hingedly attach a rotor blade to the yoke, a plurality of flap stops, each flap stop attached to a respective grip assembly, a channel bounded by an upper and lower retaining surfaces, and a droop ring slideably disposed in the channel of the droop limiting system. The droop ring has a body with an inner surface, an outer surface, and a first end surface between the inner surface and the outer surface. The droop ring further has a first wear element removably disposed at the first end surface and extending above the first end surface and spaces the first end surface apart from the channel. Each flap stop is arranged to contact the outer surface of the droop ring and limit a downward droop of the respective rotor blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Adam Wiinikka, Matthew Curtis Ledbetter
  • Patent number: 10523808
    Abstract: Enabling and disabling the updating of an adaptive filter for echo cancellation of a communication device is discussed. In some embodiments, an echo canceler in a communication device may include an adaptive filter enabled to update responsive to a determination that a first condition is satisfied that there is no double talk detected on the communication device, and a determination that a second condition is satisfied based, at least in part, on a performance characteristic. The adaptive filter may be disabled from updating responsive to at least one of the first condition and the second condition not being satisfied. Described is disabling the adaptive filter from updating responsive to detecting a performance characteristic of the adaptive filter to fail to meet a condition indicating that the adaptive filter is diverging. The condition may be independent of whether double-talk is determined to be present on the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Sorenson IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Adams
  • Publication number: 20190382510
    Abstract: Methods of improving the re-dispersibility of dried or at least partially dried microfibrillated cellulose, methods of re-dispersing dried or at least partially dried microfibrillated cellulose, compositions comprising re-dispersed microfibrillated cellulose and the use of re-dispersed microfibrillated cellulose in an article, product or composition; and methods of improving the physical and/or mechanical properties of re-dispersed dried or partially dried microfibrillated cellulose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: FiberLean Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Mark Windebank, David Skuse, Madeleine Adams, Guillaume Tellier
  • Publication number: 20190382107
    Abstract: An example rotating swashplate ring to rotor mast connection includes a polygon-shaped drive tube secured to the rotor mast and a gimbal joint connected between the rotating swashplate ring and the polygon-shaped drive tube, wherein the gimbal joint rotates with the rotor mast and can translate axially along the polygon-shaped drive tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Alan SHIMEK, Mark Adam Wiinikka, Michael Dean Dearman
  • Patent number: 10504355
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for detecting an object, such as a person. For example, a sensing system may comprise a sensor arrangement. The sensor arrangement may comprise a passive sensor and an active sensor. The active sensor may be placed into a sleep state (e.g., a relatively low powered state) until awakened by the passive sensor. For example, responsive to detecting a presence of an object (e.g., a nurse entering a patient's room), the passive sensor may awaken the active sensor from the sleep state to an active state for detecting motion and/or distance of the object within a detection zone to create object detection data (e.g., an indication of a hygiene opportunity for the nurse). The active sensor may transition from the active state to the sleep state responsive to a detection timeout and/or a determination that the object left the detection zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jackson William Wegelin, Bradley Lee Lightner, Mark Adam Bullock
  • Patent number: 10494902
    Abstract: A downhole tool includes an outer sub and a mandrel positioned within the outer sub. The outer sub and the mandrel are tubular. The interior of the mandrel defines a bore flow path, and the annular space between the outer sub and the mandrel defines an annular flow path. One or more nozzle ports are formed in the mandrel to fluidly couple the bore flow path and the annular flow path. A nozzle is positioned in each nozzle port. The nozzle includes a nozzle body having a flow path formed therein to fluidly couple the bore flow path to the annular flow path through the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: TURBO DRILL INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Mark Adam
  • Patent number: 10479665
    Abstract: The invention relates to apparatus for use in the movement of goods and includes a transportable goods storage area or trailer. The trailer can be moved to a position adjacent a platform of lifting apparatus to allow goods to be moved to and from the trailer. A bridging assembly including one or more bridge portions is provided to form a bridge between the plat form and floor of the trailer. In one embodiment weight detection means are provided to allow the weight of the transportable goods storage area or trailer, and the goods therein, to be detected and compared to predetermined weight limits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: William Mark Adams
  • Publication number: 20190336302
    Abstract: A joint spacer therapeutically maintains separation of bones of a joint. A carriage is slideably retained within the frame and has at least one ramped surface. An actuator screw is threadably engaged with the frame, and rotatably connected to the carriage, to cause the carriage to slideably move within the frame when the actuator screw is rotated. First and second endplates engage the bones of the joint, and each has at least one ramped surface that is mateable with the ramped surface of the carriage, whereby when the carriage is slideably moved by rotation of the actuator screw, the endplates ramped surface slides against the carriage ramped surface to cause the endplates to move along an axis transverse to the longitudinal axis of the frame, to increase the height of the spacer. Piercing elements are connected to the carriage to pierce bone of the joint when the carriage is moved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, Mark Adams, David C. Paul, Jason Zappacosta
  • Publication number: 20190337809
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing activated carbon from biomass or other solid carbonaceous feed within a housing containing boiler components, by spatial separation of drying, pyrolysis and activation zones as the feed is conveyed across the bottom of the housing, such that the thermal requirements for drying, pyrolysis, and activation of the solid carbonaceous feed occur by direct radiation from the combustion flame located above the drying, pyrolysis and activation zones. The balance of the heat not required for drying, pyrolysis, and activation is used to vaporize and superheat steam as part of a conventional steam/electric power plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Advanced Organic Methods LLC
    Inventors: Russel Mark Adams, John Wright Coulter Black
  • Patent number: 10469025
    Abstract: A solar-tracking photovoltaic (PV) system having a motor drive vertically below a PV module, is described. In an example, the motor drive rotates a torque tube holding the PV module. The motor drive may include a gearbox having a worm drive, and a gearmotor having an offset gear. The offset gear may be coupled to a planetary gear train along an axis of a worm of the worm drive, and the offset gear may be coupled to a motor along a shaft axis offset vertically below the worm axis. Accordingly, the motor may be offset vertically below the worm drive, i.e., farther from the PV laminate than the worm drive, and a rotational clearance for the PV laminate may be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Tyler Grushkowitz, Brian Wares, Mark Adam Schimelpfenig, Jason C. Jones
  • Patent number: 10465186
    Abstract: A method of screening is provided. In certain embodiments, the method involves a) obtaining the nucleotide sequences of: i. a heavy chain-encoding nucleic acid that encodes the variable domain of a heavy chain of a first antibody of an animal; and ii. a light chain-encoding nucleic acid that encodes the variable domain of a light chain of the first antibody; b) obtaining nucleotide sequences of cDNAs encoding at least a portion of the antibody repertoire of the animal; c) computationally screening the sequences obtained in b) to identify heavy and light chain sequences that are related by lineage to the heavy and light chain sequences of a); and d) testing at least one pair of the heavy and light chain sequences identified in c) to identify a second antibody that binds to the same antigen as the first antibody.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: EPITOMICS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Bushfield, Michael Hadjisavas, Luc Adam
  • Publication number: 20190329360
    Abstract: A forming system includes a femtosecond laser and a control unit that includes one or more processors operatively connected to the femtosecond laser. The femtosecond laser is configured to emit laser pulses onto an inner surface of a face sheet of an acoustic inner barrel. The acoustic inner barrel includes an acoustic core comprising an array of hexagonal cells attached to an outer surface of the face sheet that is opposite the inner surface. The control unit is configured to control the femtosecond laser to laser drill a plurality of perforations in the face sheet via emitting laser pulses at pulse durations between about 100 femtoseconds and about 10,000 femtoseconds and at frequencies over 100,000 Hz such that the perforations are formed without burning portions of the face sheet or the acoustic core surrounding the perforations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Jake Adam Reeves, Mark Alan Negley, Eric Herrera, John Scott Bauman, Brandon L. Bertolucci, Perry T. Horst
  • Publication number: 20190321199
    Abstract: Intervertebral spacer assemblies, systems, and methods thereof. A method of insertion includes inserting an intervertebral spacer and plate together using an insertion tool and, upon removal of the insertion tool, the intervertebral spacer and plate are no longer considered connected/coupled and act as separate components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Gray, Mark Fromhold, Brittany Hansen, Mark Miccio, Morgan Kunkle, Matthew Urban, Jason Zappacosta, Noah Hansell, Mark Adams
  • Publication number: 20190326791
    Abstract: An assembly and a method for preventing an axial migration of a spring in a generator rotor are presented. The assembly includes a step pin radially disposed through an amortisseur and inserted into a spring of the generator rotor. The step pin is arranged axially apart from an adjacent radial vent passage and radially extends through the spring into a slot clearance between the spring and a creepage. The amortisseur includes a counter bore to retain a pin head and a pin shoulder. The spring includes a pin hole for a pin body extending therethrough. Diameters of the counter bore and the pin hole are smaller than diameters of amortisseur radial vent aperture and spring radial vent aperture. The step pin prevents an axial migration of the spring in rotor slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Adam, Mark Roberts, Grant Hennessey, Alan Fortner, Brent Mazingo, Randy Edward Whitener, Michael D. Garmon
  • Patent number: 10435482
    Abstract: Methods of improving the re-dispersibility of dried or at least partially dried microfibrillated cellulose, methods of re-dispersing dried or at least partially dried microfibrillated cellulose, compositions comprising re-dispersed microfibrillated cellulose and the use of re-dispersed microfibrillated cellulose in an article, product or composition; and methods of improving the physical and/or mechanical properties of re-dispersed dried or partially dried microfibrillated cellulose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: FIBERLEAN TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Mark Windebank, David Skuse, Madeleine Adams, Guillaume Tellier