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: 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
  • 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: 20190295683
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for identifying and prioritizing targets, specifically key genetic loci underlying one or more fertility disorders, for non-hormonal female contraceptive drug development.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Piraye Yurttas Beim, David Emlyn Parfitt, Mark Adams
  • Publication number: 20190262053
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for reducing a vertebral compression fracture, comprising a superior end plate and an inferior end plate disposed along a vertical axis. The superior end plate and the inferior end plate are slidably separable in a vertical direction along the vertical axis. An interior chamber is provided in fluid communication with a port extending from an exterior to the interior chamber. The device is deployable within a vertebral body and expandable within the vertebral body by injecting a flowable material into the interior chamber thereby displacing the superior and inferior end plates along the vertical axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Paul W. Millhouse, Jamie Carroll, Michael L. Boyer, II, Nirali Patel, David W. Ankney, Mark Adams
  • Publication number: 20190262647
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to novel biocompatible firefighting foam compositions that include a deep eutectic solvent. Disclosed are methods of making and using firefighting foams containing deep eutectic solvents, which may also be used in existing fire foam compositions as drop in solvent additives. The deep eutectic solvents may also be used in or as a principle component of surrogate firefighting foam compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Tyco Fire Products LP
    Inventors: Pamela Havelka-Rivard, Stephen A. Barker, Mark Adam-Christopher Siem
  • Publication number: 20190262052
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for reducing a vertebral compression fracture, comprising a superior end plate and an inferior end plate disposed along a vertical axis. The superior end plate and the inferior end plate are slidably separable in a vertical direction along the vertical axis. An interior chamber is provided in fluid communication with a port extending from an exterior to the interior chamber. The device is deployable within a vertebral body and expandable within the vertebral body by injecting a flowable material into the interior chamber thereby displacing the superior and inferior end plates along the vertical axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Paul W. Millhouse, Jamie Carroll, Michael L. Boyer, II, Nirali Patel, David W. Ankney, Mark Adams
  • Patent number: 10376385
    Abstract: Intervertebral spacer assemblies, systems, and methods thereof. A method of insertion include 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: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Gray, Mark Fromhold, Brittany Hansen, Mark Miccio, Morgan Kunkle, Matthew Urban, Jason Zappacosta, Noah Hansell, Mark Adams
  • Patent number: 10369395
    Abstract: Fire foam concentrates are provided that contain trimethyl glycine as a freeze suppressant, an effective amount of at least one anionic, zwitterionic or nonionic surfactant, and an effective amount of a foam stabilizing agent. Methods of preparing fire fighting foams from the concentrates, and methods of fighting fires using these foams, also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Tyco Fire Products LP
    Inventors: Martina E. Bowen, Mark Adam-Christopher Siem, Stephen Aloysius Barker
  • Publication number: 20190228774
    Abstract: A method to transcribe communications may include obtaining, during a communication session, audio that includes a voice of a user participating in the communication session. The communication session may be configured for verbal communication. The method may further include establishing a network connection with a transcription system and sending the audio to the transcription system. In some embodiments, the transcription system may be configured to generate a transcript of the audio. The method may also include obtaining the transcript of the audio from the transcription system during the communication session and monitoring the audio to determine when the voice is inactive. In some embodiments, in response to the voice being inactive, the method may include stopping the sending of the audio to the transcription system while maintaining the communication session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Brian Chevrier, Mark Adams
  • Patent number: 10350081
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, Mark Adams, David C. Paul, Jason Zappacosta
  • Publication number: 20190209337
    Abstract: Spinal implants are disclosed. One spinal implant includes a support body, an articulating element, a blocking member and a motion limiting member. The support body includes a superior end surface and a lower end surface having teeth. In between the superior end surface and the lower end surface is a recess formed in a sidewall of the support body for receiving the articulating element. The blocking member can be received in the recess to prevent inadvertent back-out of the articulating element from within the recess. The articulating element can articulate in one or more directions, thereby allowing articulation of the spinal implant into a desired position within a disc space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Marcin Niemiec, Mark Adams, Andrew Iott
  • Publication number: 20190192310
    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: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Zappacosta, Noah Hansell, Mark Adams
  • Patent number: 10333458
    Abstract: A multi-drive solar-tracking photovoltaic (PV) system having several PV modules mounted on a torque tube is described. In an example, several motor drives input torque to the torque tube, and the motor drives are controlled by a single controller. The torque tube may include several sections joined by a torque tube coupler. For example, the torque tube coupler may having a medial section and end sections to join to the torque tube sections. The medial section and the adjoined torque tube sections may have a same outer diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Tyler Grushkowitz, Brian Wares, Zachary Z. Judkins, Mark Adam Schimelpfenig, Richard Joseph Erb, Nicholas James McKibben
  • Patent number: 10320326
    Abstract: A photovoltaic (PV) system having a bearing assembly to support PV modules is described. In an example, the bearing assembly includes a pair of bearing supports having respective sub-rims. The sub-rims may have complementary arcuate seat surfaces, which when combined, define a curved seat rim to receive a bearing sleeve. Accordingly, the bearing supports may be mounted symmetrically about a pile such that the sub-rims combine to support the bearing sleeve, and a torque tube holding the PV modules may be mounted on the bearing sleeve. More particularly, the torque tube may be in sliding contact with the bearing sleeve, and a weight of the PV modules and torque tube may be evenly transmitted through the pair of bearing supports to a shear center of the pile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Adam Schimelpfenig, Tyler Grushkowitz, Brian Wares