Patents by Inventor Mark Albrecht

Mark Albrecht 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: 20190018429
    Abstract: An apparatus for locational aiming of an overhead directional service unit includes a body including a first end configured to be matingly engaged with a housing assembly of the overhead directional service unit and a second end longitudinally opposed to the first end. A light source is disposed within the body and operable to project a light beam from the second end in a direction defined by a longitudinal axis of the body. With the first end matingly engaged with the housing assembly, pivotal movement of the body about a pivot axis relative to a mounting assembly of the overhead directional service unit applies a leverage force to the housing assembly to pivotally reposition the housing assembly relative to the mounting assembly so that the housing assembly is directionally aimed toward a target location visually indicated by the light beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mark Albrecht, Jeffrey R. Dempsey
  • Patent number: 9382547
    Abstract: The invention relates to a humanized nucleic acid construct from Bacillus anthracis protective antigen (PA) gene and method of modifying the gene. The humanized gene, and method of producing it, improves the structural fidelity of expressed protein product, when produced in mammalian host cells, to native, bacterially produced protein. The construct is useful in nucleic acid based vaccine formulations against B. anthracis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Stanley Goldman, Mark Albrecht
  • Publication number: 20150240245
    Abstract: The invention relates to a humanized nucleic acid construct from Bacillus anthracis protective antigen (PA) gene and method of modifying the gene. The humanized gene, and method of producing it, improves the structural fidelity of expressed protein product, when produced in mammalian host cells, to native, bacterially produced protein. The construct is useful in nucleic acid based vaccine formulations against B. anthracis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Stanley Goldman, Mark Albrecht
  • Publication number: 20150216974
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and compositions of enhancing the immune response to an antigen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Herman Groen, A1 Mateczun, Gail Chapman, Les Baillie, Stanley Goldman, Mark Albrecht
  • Patent number: 8421741
    Abstract: A method and system for displaying an image on a liquid crystal display (LCD) that may reduce power consumption. The method and system can include calculating a luminance for pixels in an image in a LCD based upon a light spread function and brightness values of light emitting diodes (LEDs). The method and system can also include changing a brightness of an LED based upon a consideration of the gray value of the pixels and the distance of the pixels from a dominant LED. The method and system can further set the brightness of the LED units to a brightness substantially greater than or equal to a gray value of each pixel of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventors: Chihao Xu, Andreas Karrenbauer, Mark Albrecht
  • Patent number: 8209732
    Abstract: Arrangement and method for managing set-top boxes used by customers of a content service provider includes at least one automated tester each arranged to couple to set-top boxes and subject each set-top box to a series of automated tests to determine whether each set-top box is functioning properly or requires subsequent repair, and a processor unit coupled to each automated tester for receiving test results therefrom and monitoring testing of set-top boxes via the automated tester(s). Each automated tester is located at a testing facility maintained by the content service provider. A database stores the test results from the automated tester(s) and enables generation of customized reports about the set-top boxes tested by the automated tester(s). A billing system is coupled to each automated tester and to the processor unit and coordinates invoicing for testing performed by the automated tester(s) and repair of set-top boxes at a repair facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Contec LLC
    Inventors: Rong Le, Mark Albrecht, Luis Aguilar, Vincente Miranda
  • Publication number: 20110110968
    Abstract: The invention relates to a humanized nucleic acid construct from Bacillus anthracis protective antigen (PA) gene and method of modifying the gene. The humanized gene, and method of producing it, improves the structural fidelity of expressed protein product, when produced in mammalian host cells, to native, bacterially produced protein. The construct is useful in nucleic acid based vaccine formulations against B. anthracis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: Stanley Goldman, Mark Albrecht
  • Publication number: 20090089854
    Abstract: Arrangement and method for managing set-top boxes used by customers of a content service provider includes at least one automated tester each arranged to couple to set-top boxes and subject each set-top box to a series of automated tests to determine whether each set-top box is functioning properly or requires subsequent repair, and a processor unit coupled to each automated tester for receiving test results therefrom and monitoring testing of set-top boxes via the automated tester(s). Each automated tester is located at a testing facility maintained by the content service provider. A database stores the test results from the automated tester(s) and enables generation of customized reports about the set-top boxes tested by the automated tester(s). A billing system is coupled to each automated tester and to the processor unit and coordinates invoicing for testing performed by the automated tester(s) and repair of set-top boxes at a repair facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Applicant: Contec LLC
    Inventors: Rong Le, Mark Albrecht, Luis Aguilar, Vincente Miranda
  • Publication number: 20070239239
    Abstract: A warming device includes a clinical garment having an inside surface supporting a convective apparatus with separately-inflatable sections, each adapted to enable a particular mode of warming. Each section has a surface or region with a permeability that varies from the permeability of a surface or region in another section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Applicant: Arizant Healthcare Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Albrecht, Andrew McGregor, Thomas Anderson, Gary Hansen
  • Publication number: 20070202117
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and compositions of enhancing the immune response to an antigen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Inventors: Herman Groen, Al Mateczun, Gail Chapman, Les Baillie, Stanley Goldman, Mark Albrecht
  • Publication number: 20070073227
    Abstract: Certain embodiments pertain to a disposable sleeve for assisting in venous catherization that can be used in combination with a heater for protecting the patient's extremity from contamination by soiled heaters. The disposable sleeve also protects the heater from contamination by the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    Inventors: Karen Hewes, Scott Augustine, Mark Albrecht, Randall Arnold, Thomas Neils
  • Publication number: 20070068932
    Abstract: Certain embodiments pertain to a heater for warming a patient's extremity in order to cause vasodilation for facilitating venous catheterization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    Inventors: Karen Hewes, Scott Augustine, Mark Albrecht, Randall Arnold, Thomas Neils
  • Publication number: 20070011234
    Abstract: Computer conferencing apparatus are provided. A conferencing session intake interface is provided to receive, at a computer, parameters defining plural conferencing sessions. A computer screen provider is provided to provide at computers, participant screens which include a first screen for a first participant and a second screen for a second participant. The first screen provides the first participant with computer screen access to a representation of all sessions contemporaneously located with the first participant, and provides the first participant with computer screen access to information indicating a present phase of each of the sessions contemporaneously located with the first participant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Applicant: XCM Development, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Albrecht
  • Publication number: 20060122671
    Abstract: A warming device includes a clinical garment having an inside surface supporting a convective apparatus with separately-inflatable sections, each adapted to enable a particular mode of warming. Each section has a surface or region with a permeability that varies from the permeability of a surface or region in another section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Inventors: Mark Albrecht, Andrew McGregor, Thomas Anderson, Gary Hansen
  • Patent number: 6581159
    Abstract: Briefly, in accordance with one embodiment of the invention, a method of updating BIOS using an externally provided module may include the following. In this context, the term externally provided means that the module resides in a device other than that used to hold the firmware code, such as a magnetic storage device, typically with a lower cost per bit of information. In this embodiment, the BIOS, while in control of or being executed by a processor, applies a one-way hash process to a portion of the externally provided module. The computed hash of the module portion is compared with the pre-computed hash value included with the BIOS code. The external module is then invoked as a subprogram if and only if the hash values compare as equal. The module, while executing, may then validate the remainder of the update using more sophisticated cryptographic techniques and/or perform the update directly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Bryon S. Nevis, Mark Albrecht
  • Patent number: 6510521
    Abstract: An electronic signature is generated in a predetermined manner and attached to a transferable unit of write data, to facilitate authenticating the write data before allowing the write data to be written into a protected non-volatile storage. The write data is authenticated using a collection of secured authentication functions. Additionally, the actual writing of the authenticated write data into the protected non-volatile storage is performed by a secured copy utility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Albrecht, Frank Wildgrube
  • Patent number: 6249872
    Abstract: A system and method for protecting a non-volatile storage element of an electronic system from an unauthorized write access is described. The method features the operational steps of entering a mode of operation in which an authentication process is performed, placing a security circuit of the electronic system in a first predetermined state of operation before leaving the mode of operation, checking the current state of the security circuit, and halting further operations of the electronic system if the security circuit exists in a state of operation other than the first predetermined state of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Frank L. Wildgrube, Mark Albrecht
  • Patent number: D455152
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Carma Caughlan, Wei-Tong Sun, Suzanne Taylor, Mark Albrecht, Rick Feightner, Dave Heasty, Steve Brown, Steve Rodden, Pat Rodden, Son H. Lam, Bruce Clark, Kyle Fox, Bun Tan, Larry Altendorf, Greg Lento, Rob Armstrong, Todd Whitaker, Mike Midghall, Bob Eldridge
  • Patent number: D460457
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Carma Caughlan, Wei-Tong Sun, Suzanne Taylor, Mark Albrecht, Rick Feightner, Dave Heasty, Steve Brown, Steve Rodden, Pat Rodden, Son H. Lam, Bruce Clark, Kyle Fox, Bun Tan, Larry Altendorf, Greg Lento, Rob Armstrong, Todd Whitaker, Mike Midghall, Bob Eldridge
  • Patent number: D461816
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Carma Caughlan, Wei-Tong Sun, Suzanne Taylor, Mark Albrecht, Rick Feightner, Dave Heasty, Steve Brown, Steve Rodden, Pat Rodden, Son H. Lam, Bruce Clark, Kyle Fox, Bun Tan, Larry Altendorf, Greg Lento, Rob Armstrong, Todd Whitaker, Mike Midghall, Bob Eldridge