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: 20200168029
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided to enable casino operators to provide printed tangible items for patron uses, such as lottery tickets. Such embodiments accept tangible indicators of financial consideration from patrons, such as currency or tickets associated with certain verifiable values, such as valid and winning lottery tickets and other forms of consideration which a patron can provide to a casino in exchange for one or more points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: David Kubajak, Mike Nguyen, Mark Adams
  • Publication number: 20200168030
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided to enable casino operators to provide printed tangible items for patron uses, such as lottery tickets. Such embodiments accept tangible indicators of financial consideration from patrons, such as currency or tickets associated with certain verifiable values, such as valid and winning lottery tickets and other forms of consideration which a patron can provide to a casino in exchange for one or more points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: David Kubajak, Mike Nguyen, Mark Adams
  • Publication number: 20200168028
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided to enable casino operators to provide printed tangible items for patron uses, such as lottery tickets. Such embodiments accept tangible indicators of financial consideration from patrons, such as currency or tickets associated with certain verifiable values, such as valid and winning lottery tickets and other forms of consideration which a patron can provide to a casino in exchange for one or more points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: David Kubajak, Mike Nguyen, Mark Adams
  • Publication number: 20200148924
    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: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Helena Twardowska, Robert Mark Adams, David McKinney
  • Patent number: 10643194
    Abstract: A document handler system and method includes timed operation functionality in which the manufacturer of the document handler may input coded information in the document handler to establish a timed operation of the document handler which may be contingent on continued payments for use of the document handler. Alternatively, or in addition, the timed operation may be used to establish an appropriate warranty period during which the manufacturer is obligated to provide repairs, modification and/or support for the document handler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: JCM American Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Henderson, Bryan Allen Wilcutt, Mark Adams, David Christopher Kubajak, Steven Johnson
  • Patent number: 10629034
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided to enable casino operators to provide printed tangible items for patron uses, such as lottery tickets. Such embodiments accept tangible indicators of financial consideration from patrons, such as currency or tickets associated with certain verifiable values, such as valid and winning lottery tickets and other forms of consideration which a patron can provide to a casino in exchange for one or more points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Cash Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: David Kubajak, Mike Nguyen, Mark Adams
  • Publication number: 20200118415
    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: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jackson William Wegelin, Bradley Lee Lightner, Mark Adam Bullock
  • Patent number: 10618646
    Abstract: A rotor assembly for an aircraft is operable to generate a variable thrust vector. The rotor assembly includes a mast that is rotatable about a mast axis. A ball joint is positioned about and non rotatable with the mast. A tilt control assembly is positioned on and has a tilting degree of freedom relative to the ball joint. The tilt control assembly is non rotatable with the mast. A rotor hub is rotatably coupled to the tilt control assembly. The rotor hub is rotatable with the mast in a rotational plane and tiltable with the tilt control assembly. The rotor hub includes a plurality of grips each coupled to a rotor blade. Actuation of the tilt control assembly changes the rotational plane of the rotor hub relative to the mast axis, thereby generating the variable thrust vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: John Richard McCullough, Paul K. Oldroyd, Mark Adam Wiinikka, Jouyoung Jason Choi
  • Patent number: 10610754
    Abstract: An apparatus for shape and color matching retrieval games to be played in a body of water, such as a swimming pool, includes base stations, cover panels, and retrieval objects that players retrieve from the body of water during play of the game. The base provides a support to which cover panels can be removably affixed. The base and the cover panels each have on their top surfaces a series of position markers in the nature of slots formed in various geometric shapes. Each base and cover panel has a subset of retrieval objects matched in shape and/or color to its respective position markers. A method is provided for playing different versions of retrieval games using the base and the cover panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Colleen Marie Hofmann, Mark Adam Hofmann
  • Publication number: 20200098199
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for determining a time-length of an action are provided. For example, a first data packet, of a plurality of data packets, may be received from a beacon. The first data packet may be associated with a first event and may comprise a first counter value. A second data packet, of the plurality of data packets, may be received from the beacon. The second data packet may be associated with a second event and may comprise a second counter value. A time-length of an action may be determined based upon an evaluation of the first counter value and the second counter value. Compliance with a protocol may be determined by comparing the time-length of the action with a time-limit associated with the protocol. A report may be generated based upon the time-length of the action and the compliance with the protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventor: Mark Adam Bullock
  • Publication number: 20200099793
    Abstract: Operations related to performing gain operations with respect to a receive-path signal of a first device may be performed. The operations may include obtaining the receive-path signal, which includes an echo speech signal and a receive speech signal originating at a second device. In addition, the operations may include identifying a portion of the receive-path signal that includes, at a particular time, a first frequency component that corresponds to the echo speech signal and a second frequency component that corresponds to the receive speech signal in which the first frequency component is different from the second frequency component. Moreover, the operations may include attenuating the first frequency component of the portion while avoiding attenuating the second frequency component of the portion based on the first frequency component corresponding to the echo speech signal and the second frequency component corresponding to the receive speech signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventor: Mark Adams
  • Patent number: 10594252
    Abstract: Described herein are improved solar tracker systems having variable profiles and related operating methods thereof. Solar-tracking PV systems with variable twisted or aerodynamic profiles offer several advantages including improved wind stability, improved shading characteristics and/or capability to correct system component misalignment. In an embodiment, motor drives (and locking devices if present) of a PV system can be driven against each other to cause a desirable twisted or aerodynamic profile of a torque tube and associated PV modules mounted on the torque tube. The desired twisted or aerodynamic profiles can range from a substantially flat horizontal plate to a twisted helix-like profile and combinations thereof so as to establish improved wind and/or shading characteristics. Advantages can also include a reduction in structural materials, increased structural strength, increased solar energy yield or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Adam Schimelpfenig, Tyler Grushkowitz
  • Patent number: 10575960
    Abstract: The present invention provides an intervertebral implant for implantation in a treated area of an intervertebral space between vertebral bodies of a spine. The implant includes a spacer portion having an inferior and superior surface, wherein the inferior and superior surfaces each have a contact area capable of engaging with anatomy in the treated area, and the inferior and superior surfaces define a through-hole extending through the spacer body. The present invention further provides screw holes extending from a side portion to the inferior and superior surfaces of the spacer portion and a plate portion rigidly coupled to the spacer portion through a coupling means, wherein the plate portion contains screws holes for receiving screws. A screw back out prevention mechanism adapted on the plate portion and prevents the back out of screws from the screw holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: William E Duffield, Jason Gray, Jamie Carroll, Mark Adams, William S. Rhoda, Jody L. Seifert, Jason Zappacosta
  • 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
  • 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: 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