Patents by Inventor Mark Adler

Mark Adler 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: 20200292035
    Abstract: A vane phaser with an unlocking and relocking mechanism attached to the lock pin, which through the use of a solenoid, distinct from the solenoid used for the oil control valve, which can lock and unlock the vane phaser. When the solenoid is energized and during rotation of the camshaft, the solenoid makes contact with a lever or gear wheel attached to the lock pin, causing the lock pin to rotate. A helical feature on the lock pin itself or on the lever causes the lock pin to move axially, unlocking the vane phaser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Mark M. Wigsten, Jonas Adler
  • Patent number: 10690019
    Abstract: Using existing phaser control valve and a solenoid to create a pumping chamber which provides enough oil pressure to disengage a locking pin at all conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Braman Wing, Mark M. Wigsten, Chad McCloy, Chris Pluta, Jonas Adler, Jason Moss, Keith Feldt
  • Publication number: 20200107976
    Abstract: A safety system for an aerial vehicle, preferably including: a ballistic subsystem, preferably including one or more rockets operable to adjust motion of the aerial vehicle and a mounting unit that couples the ballistic subsystem to the aerial vehicle; and/or a deployable parachute subsystem. An aerial vehicle, preferably including a safety system. A method for aerial vehicle operation, preferably including activating a safety system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Groden, Mitch Adler
  • Publication number: 20200103901
    Abstract: A method for providing medical services to a patient, including: receiving a medical service request associated with a patient location; selecting an aircraft, located at an initial location, from a plurality of aircraft based on the patient location and the initial location; determining a flight plan for flying the aircraft to a region containing the patient location; at a sensor of the aircraft, sampling a first set of flight data; at a processor of the aircraft, autonomously controlling the aircraft to fly based on the flight plan and the set of flight data; selecting a landing location within the region; and landing the aircraft at the landing location, including: sampling a set of landing location data; determining a safety status of the landing location based on the set of landing location data; outputting a landing warning observable at the landing location; at the sensor, sampling a second set of flight data; and in response to determining the safety status and outputting the landing warning, autonomo
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Groden, Mitch Adler, Nur Harell
  • Publication number: 20200016505
    Abstract: A play device includes an outer shell, a holding compound, and at least one activatable character concealed within the compound. The character has a resilient/elastomeric body and at least one appendage. The character may bend, stretch, and/or be compressed. The compound is capable of temporarily confining a character covered with the compound. The compound gradually releases the character from a deformed state within the compound to an un-deformed state. The outer shell holds the deformed character within the compound to prevent the character from progressing to an activated, undeformed state until the user is ready to activate the character by releasing the character from the outer shell. Spring forces associated with the resilient or elastomeric material of the character allows it to progress from the deformed state to the un-deformed state in which the character expands and at least a portion of the character breaks free from the compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: FRANK ADLER, ERIC POESCH, JIM MCCAFFERTY, MARK TRAGESER, JOSH CARLSON
  • Patent number: 10535272
    Abstract: A method, preferably including: sampling inputs, determining aircraft conditions, and/or acting based on the aircraft conditions. A method, preferably including: sampling inputs, determining input reliability, determining guidance, and/or controlling aircraft operation. A method, preferably including: operating the vehicle, planning for contingencies, detecting undesired flight conditions, and/or reacting to undesired flight conditions. A system, preferably an aircraft such as a rotorcraft, configured to implement the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Skyryse, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Groden, Mitch Adler, Jonathan Reeves, Nur Harell, Christopher Ward
  • Patent number: 10531994
    Abstract: A safety system for an aerial vehicle, preferably including: a ballistic subsystem, preferably including one or more rockets operable to adjust motion of the aerial vehicle and a mounting unit that couples the ballistic subsystem to the aerial vehicle; and/or a deployable parachute subsystem. An aerial vehicle, preferably including a safety system. A method for aerial vehicle operation, preferably including activating a safety system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Skyryse, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Groden, Mitch Adler
  • Patent number: 10528050
    Abstract: A method for providing medical services to a patient, including: receiving a medical service request associated with a patient location; selecting an aircraft, located at an initial location, from a plurality of aircraft based on the patient location and the initial location; determining a flight plan for flying the aircraft to a region containing the patient location; at a sensor of the aircraft, sampling a first set of flight data; at a processor of the aircraft, autonomously controlling the aircraft to fly based on the flight plan and the set of flight data; selecting a landing location within the region; and landing the aircraft at the landing location, including: sampling a set of landing location data; determining a safety status of the landing location based on the set of landing location data; outputting a landing warning observable at the landing location; at the sensor, sampling a second set of flight data; and in response to determining the safety status and outputting the landing warning, autonomo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Skyryse, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Groden, Mitch Adler, Nur Harell
  • Publication number: 20190304067
    Abstract: A modular architecture is provided for denoising Monte Carlo renderings using neural networks. The temporal approach extracts and combines feature representations from neighboring frames rather than building a temporal context using recurrent connections. A multiscale architecture includes separate single-frame or temporal denoising modules for individual scales, and one or more scale compositor neural networks configured to adaptively blend individual scales. An error-predicting module is configured to produce adaptive sampling maps for a renderer to achieve more uniform residual noise distribution. An asymmetric loss function may be used for training the neural networks, which can provide control over the variance-bias trade-off during denoising.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicants: Pixar, Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Thijs Vogels, Fabrice Rousselle, Jan Novak, Brian McWilliams, Mark Meyer, Alex Harvill, David Adler
  • Publication number: 20190304069
    Abstract: A modular architecture is provided for denoising Monte Carlo renderings using neural networks. The temporal approach extracts and combines feature representations from neighboring frames rather than building a temporal context using recurrent connections. A multiscale architecture includes separate single-frame or temporal denoising modules for individual scales, and one or more scale compositor neural networks configured to adaptively blend individual scales. An error-predicting module is configured to produce adaptive sampling maps for a renderer to achieve more uniform residual noise distribution. An asymmetric loss function may be used for training the neural networks, which can provide control over the variance-bias trade-off during denoising.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicants: Pixar, Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Thijs Vogels, Fabrice Rousselle, Jan Novak, Brian McWilliams, Mark Meyer, Alex Harvill, David Adler
  • Publication number: 20190277167
    Abstract: Using existing phaser control valve and a solenoid to create a pumping chamber which provides enough oil pressure to disengage a locking pin at all conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Braman WING, Mark M. WIGSTEN, Chad MCCLOY, Chris PLUTA, Jonas ADLER, Jason MOSS, Keith FELDT
  • Publication number: 20190224440
    Abstract: A system for treating a patient suffering from obstructive sleep apnea or snoring is diclsoed. The system includes an air flow generator configured to deliver an air flow at a positive therapeutic pressure during the treatment, and an expiratory valve with an open pressure connected air flow generator. The open pressure is dependent on the therapeutic pressure from the air flow generator. The expiratory valve further exerts a back pressure upon each exhalation from the patient sufficient to create a pneumatic splint in the patient's respiratory tract. The exhalation from the patient has a first half followed by a second half and the back pressure is varied such that during the start of the first half the back pressure is between 0 and 50% of a peak back pressure and increases to a peak back pressure in the second half.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew H. Cragg, John Logan, Haim Nissimov, Richard Ewers, Mark Adler, Eugene G. Chen, John Edwin Trusheim, John Nolting, Stephen William Anderson, Kevin Chen
  • Patent number: 9333318
    Abstract: A system for treating a patient suffering from obstructive sleep apnea may include a mask, a portable air flow generator configured to generate air flow at a relatively low flow rate, and a tube connecting the air flow generator and the mask such that air flow from the generator passes through an air flow generator valve on the mask. The mask may include a contact surface for forming a seal between the mask and the patient's face such that the mask surrounds the patient's nostrils, an expiration valve that opens during expiration, and an air flow generator valve that opens during inspiration. In some embodiments, the mask may further include an inspiration valve that opens during inspiration to allow air from outside the system to enter the mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: FRESCA Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew H. Cragg, John Logan, John Trusheim, John Nolting, Eugene Chen, Mark Adler
  • Publication number: 20150081701
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media configured to capture a first data flow between a data source and a data client. One or more elements relating to the first data flow are determined. At least one element of the first data flow is tagged with a first tag. A visual representation of the first data flow based on the elements relating to the data is generated. The visual representation of the first data flow is adjusted according to the first tag in response to selection of the first tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Apostolos Lerios, Theodore Vassilakis, Laurent An Minh Nguyen, James Mark Adler, Lawrence David Cutler, Daron Alan Scarborough
  • Patent number: 8930187
    Abstract: An apparatus for utilizing textual data and acoustic data corresponding to speech data to detect sentiment may include a processor and memory storing executable computer code causing the apparatus to at least perform operations including evaluating textual data and acoustic data corresponding to voice data associated with captured speech content. The computer program code may further cause the apparatus to analyze the textual data and the acoustic data to detect whether the textual data or the acoustic data includes one or more words indicating at least one sentiment of a user that spoke the speech content. The computer program code may further cause the apparatus to assign at least one predefined sentiment to at least one of the words in response to detecting that the word(s) indicates the sentiment of the user. Corresponding methods and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Imre Attila Kiss, Joseph Polifroni, Francois Mairesse, Mark Adler
  • Patent number: 8918320
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a review based in part on detected sentiment may include a processor and memory storing executable computer code causing the apparatus to at least perform operations including determining a location(s) of the apparatus and a time(s) that the location(s) was determined responsive to capturing voice data of speech content associated with spoken reviews of entities. The computer program code may further cause the apparatus to analyze textual and acoustic data corresponding to the voice data to detect whether the textual or acoustic data includes words indicating a sentiment(s) of a user speaking the speech content. The computer program code may further cause the apparatus to generate a review of an entity corresponding to a spoken review(s) based on assigning a predefined sentiment to a word(s) responsive to detecting that the word indicates the sentiment of the user. Corresponding methods and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Adler, Imre Attila Kiss, Francois Mairesse, Joseph Polifroni
  • Publication number: 20140297743
    Abstract: An approach is provided for efficiently coordinating one or more tasks among a plurality of users. A service provider may determine one or more contextual criteria for at least one task associated with at least one user. The service provider may further cause a selection of one or more contacts associated with the at least one user based on the one or more contextual criteria. Additionally, the service provider may cause a presentation of the at least one task to the one or more contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: NAVIEQ B.V.
    Inventors: Sacha Zyto, Gopalakrishna Raghavan, Mark Adler, Mark Peterson
  • Publication number: 20140246025
    Abstract: A device for treating a patient suffering from obstructive sleep apnea or snoring can include an expiratory valve connected to a manifold. The expiratory valve can include a body portion including a feedback port configured to be connected to an air flow generator. The expiratory valve can include a plunger at least partially disposed in the body portion. The expiratory valve can include a pressurizing chamber positioned between an end of the plunger and an end of the expiratory valve. The pressurizing chamber can be configured to receive air from the air flow generator through the feedback port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Fresca Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew H. Cragg, John Logan, Haim Nissimov, Richard Ewers, Mark Adler, Eugene G. Chen, John Edwin Trusheim, John Nolting, Steve Anderson, Kevin Chen
  • Publication number: 20140246024
    Abstract: A device for treating a patient suffering from obstructive sleep apnea or snoring can include an expiratory valve connected to a manifold. The expiratory valve can include a body portion including a feedback port configured to be connected to an air flow generator. The expiratory valve can include a plunger at least partially disposed in the body portion. The expiratory valve can include a pressurizing chamber positioned between an end of the plunger and an end of the expiratory valve. The pressurizing chamber can be configured to receive air from the air flow generator through the feedback port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Fresca Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew H. Cragg, John Logan, Haim Nissimov, Richard Ewers, Mark Adler, Eugene G. Chen, John Edwin Trusheim, John Nolting, Steve Anderson, Kevin Chen
  • Publication number: 20130173269
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a review based in part on detected sentiment may include a processor and memory storing executable computer code causing the apparatus to at least perform operations including determining a location(s) of the apparatus and a time(s) that the location(s) was determined responsive to capturing voice data of speech content associated with spoken reviews of entities. The computer program code may further cause the apparatus to analyze textual and acoustic data corresponding to the voice data to detect whether the textual or acoustic data includes words indicating a sentiment(s) of a user speaking the speech content. The computer program code may further cause the apparatus to generate a review of an entity corresponding to a spoken review(s) based on assigning a predefined sentiment to a word(s) responsive to detecting that the word indicates the sentiment of the user. Corresponding methods and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Adler, Imre Attila Kiss, Francois Mairesse, Joseph Polifroni