Patents by Inventor Mark Alexander

Mark Alexander 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).

  • Patent number: 10264067
    Abstract: A content item sharing and synchronization system providing team shared folders is described. Users of the system have access to the team shared folder simply by being a member of a team. A team account manager of the team can grant access to the team shared folder simply by inviting selected users to the team. Similarly, the team account manager can revoke access to the team shared folder simply by removing a user from the team. Unlike typical network file server folders, separate access control list management for the team shared folder apart from user team membership management is not needed to grant and revoke access to the team shared folder, thereby reducing administrative steps necessary to effectively manage access to the team shared folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Subramani, Mark Delamere, Emil Ibrishimov, Francois Alexander Allain
  • Publication number: 20190098233
    Abstract: One example system comprises a LIDAR sensor that rotates about an axis to scan an environment of the LIDAR sensor. The system also comprises one or more cameras that detect external light originating from one or more external light sources. The one or more cameras together provide a plurality of rows of sensing elements. The rows of sensing elements are aligned with the axis of rotation of the LIDAR sensor. The system also comprises a controller that operates the one or more cameras to obtain a sequence of image pixel rows. A first image pixel row in the sequence is indicative of external light detected by a first row of sensing elements during a first exposure time period. A second image pixel row in the sequence is indicative of external light detected by a second row of sensing elements during a second exposure time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Blaise Gassend, Benjamin Ingram, Andreas Wendel, Mark Alexander Shand
  • Patent number: 10230020
    Abstract: Light emitting devices and methods for their manufacture are provided. According to one aspect, a light emitting device is provided that comprises a substrate having a recess, and an interlayer dielectric layer located on the substrate. The interlayer dielectric layer may have a first hole and a second hole, the first hole opening over the recess of the substrate. The light emitting device may further include first and second micro LEDs, the first micro LED having a thickness greater than the second micro LED. The first micro LED and the second micro LED may be placed in the first hole and the second hole, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: eLux Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Alexander Sasaki, Paul J. Schuele, Mark Albert Crowder
  • Publication number: 20190071225
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container (10) and a lid (14), wherein the lid produces audible and tactile feedback when the container is closed with the lid. The invention further relates to a method for forming a lid for engagement with a container. A container with a lid includes at least one thread (20) on a neck of the container; at least one thread (30) on the lid; a bump (32) at the lower part of the lid; an end stop (22) on a lower end of the neck; and an engagement portion of the neck corresponding to an area where the bump of the lid will engage the neck when the lid is in a fully engaged position. The engagement portion (24) is arranged such that audible feedback and tactile feedback are produced when the lid moves into a fully engaged position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: James Alexander BERTRAM, James Robert COOP, Arie Johannes van PUFFELEN, Mark Digby TEUCHER, Omer Bin YOUNOS
  • Publication number: 20190041503
    Abstract: A computing system may operate a LIDAR device to emit and detect light pulses in accordance with a time sequence including standard detection period(s) that establish a nominal detection range for the LIDAR device and extended detection period(s) having durations longer than those of the standard detection period(s). The system may then make a determination that the LIDAR detected return light pulse(s) during extended detection period(s) that correspond to particular emitted light pulse(s). Responsively, the computing system may determine that the detected return light pulse(s) have detection times relative to corresponding emission times of particular emitted light pulse(s) that are indicative of one or more ranges. Given this, the computing system may make a further determination of whether or not the one or more ranges indicate that an object is positioned outside of the nominal detection range, and may then engage in object detection in accordance with the further determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Alexander Shand
  • Publication number: 20190004177
    Abstract: A computing system may operate a LIDAR device to emit light pulses in accordance with a time sequence including a time-varying dither. The system may then determine that the LIDAR detected return light pulses during corresponding detection periods for each of two or more emitted light pulses. Responsively, the system may determine that the detected return light pulses have (i) detection times relative to corresponding emission times of a plurality of first emitted light pulses that are indicative of a first set of ranges and (ii) detection times relative to corresponding emission times of a plurality of second emitted light pulses that are indicative of a second set of ranges. Given this, the system may select between using the first set of ranges as a basis for object detection and using the second set of ranges as a basis for object detection, and may then engage in object detection accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Alexander Shand
  • Publication number: 20180353716
    Abstract: A flow generator for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a processor coupled with operation sensors and a user interface. The processor is programmed to generate at least one of time-based or event-based messages relating to at least one of flow generator operation, flow generator service, flow generator use, patient health, peripheral devices and services, patient treatment, and reminders. Time-based messages are generated at predetermined time intervals based on either time of use or elapsed time. The event-based messages are generated based on signals from the operation sensors. The user interface is configured to deliver the messages to at least one of a display, a flow generator service provider, the patient and a physician. By this system, operation of the flow generator is facilitated and enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: John David OATES, Mark David BUCKLEY, Philip Rodney KWOK, Mark Alexander ABOURIZK, Thomas Evan MILLER, Simone Marie JEHA, Mark John PAYNE, Muditha Pradeep DANTANARAYANA
  • Patent number: 10105445
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a controlled-release composition containing a water-swellable linear polymer together with an active agent. The water-swellable linear polymer is obtained by reacting together: (a) a polyethylene oxide of number average molecular weight less than or equal to 4000 g/mol; (b) an aliphatic diol; and (c) a difunctional isocyanate. The ratio of components (a) to (b) to (c) is in the range of 0.01-0.1 to 1 to 1.01-1.1 in terms of equivalent weights. The amount of the polyethylene oxide is less than 50 wt % of the polymer. The polymer has a water swelling percentage of 20-100%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Ferring B.V.
    Inventors: Jukka Tuominen, Amaia Zurutuza, Mark Alexander Livingstone, Janet Anne Halliday
  • Patent number: 10094541
    Abstract: A novelty light configured to be releasably secured to a user's fingernail and further being configured to have disposed therein a first light source and a second light source. The novelty light includes a support member that is planar in manner having a radius that is approximately equivalent to a human fingernail. Secured to one end of the support member is a lighting chamber. The lighting chamber includes an interior volume having a first internal portion and a second internal portion containing a chemiluminescent material therein. A membrane is disposed within the interior volume of the lighting chamber intermediate the first internal portion and the second internal portion and is configured to be ruptured so as to facilitate the mixing of the chemiluminescent materials so as to produce light. The lighting chamber is further configured with a third internal portion isolated from the second internal portion and first internal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Mark Alexander
  • Patent number: 10076617
    Abstract: A flow generator for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a processor coupled with operation sensors and a user interface. The processor is programmed to generate at least one of time-based or event-based messages relating to at least one of flow generator operation, flow generator service, flow generator use, patient health, peripheral devices and services, patient treatment, and reminders. Time-based messages are generated at predetermined time intervals based on either time of use or elapsed time. The event-based messages are generated based on signals from the operation sensors. The user interface is configured to deliver the messages to at least one of a display, a flow generator service provider, the patient and a physician. By this system, operation of the flow generator is facilitated and enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: John David Oates, Mark David Buckley, Philip Rodney Kwok, Mark Alexander Abourizk, Thomas Evan Miller, Simone Marie Jeha, Mark John Payne, Muditha Pradeep Dantanarayana
  • Patent number: 10043274
    Abstract: A method for processing image data of a sample is disclosed. The method comprises registering a first and a second images of at least partially overlapping spatial regions of the sample and processing data from the registered images to obtain integrated image data comprising information about the sample, said information being additional to that available from said first and second images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: FEI Company
    Inventors: Trond Karsten Varslot, Andrew Maurice Kingston, Adrian Paul Sheppard, Mark Alexander Knackstedt, Robert Martin Sok, Shane Jamie Latham
  • Patent number: 10002263
    Abstract: A communications bus line isolator is provided. In some embodiments, a first side of the communications bus isolator can be coupled to a first device via first communications bus cabling, a second side of the communications bus isolator can be coupled to a second device via second communications bus cabling, and, when the communications bus isolator detects a fault on or tampering or interference with the second communications bus cabling or the second device, the communications bus isolator can isolate the first communications bus cabling from the second communications bus cabling. In some embodiments, when the first device detects a continuous fault on or continuous tampering or interference with the second communications bus cabling or the second device, the first device can transmit a signal to the communications bus isolator, instructing the communications bus isolator to actively disable receivers on the second side of the communications bus isolator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Mark Alexander Hosey
  • Patent number: 9987364
    Abstract: A water-swellable linear polyurethane polymer is formed by reacting a polyethylene oxide (e.g. PEG 4000 to 35,000), a difunctional compound (e.g. a diamine or diol such as 1,10-decanediol) with a diisocyanate. The ratio of the three components is generally in the range 0.1-1.5 to 1 to 1.1-2.5. The polyurethane is water-swellable in the range 300 to 1700% and soluble in certain organic solvents such as dichloromethane. It can be loaded with pharmaceutically active agents, particularly of high molecular weight, to produce controlled release compositions, such as pessaries etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Ferring B.V.
    Inventors: Janet Anne Halliday, Jukka Tuominen, Mark Alexander Livingstone, Frank Koppenhagen, Lilias Morton Currie, Sarah Stewart
  • Publication number: 20180107404
    Abstract: A garbage collection process for a data deduplication storage system is disclosed. In one implementation, a method is disclosed to perform garbage collection that works effectively across a scale-out cluster and across very large amounts of data. The method includes compacting data in an object store in the scale-out cluster by examining data in a reference map of data blocks in the object store to determine which of the locations within a back-end object in an object store are referenced, and which locations are no longer referenced by a process. The back-end object in an Object Store are altered to remove block data from locations which are no longer referenced, and a hash-to-location table is updated to remove the entries for the removed block data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: StorReduce
    Inventors: Mark Leslie Cox, Mark Alexander Hugh Emberson, Tyler Wayne Power
  • Patent number: 9932271
    Abstract: Gypsum composites containing cementitious materials and methods of making the same are provided. Gypsum composites include gypsum and a cementitious material. Methods of making gypsum composites include combining gypsum stucco, water, and a cementitious material to form a slurry, and setting and drying the slurry to form a gypsum composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC
    Inventors: Yi-Hsien Harry Teng, Mark Alexander Leavitt, Jeffrey T. Fields, Vincent B. Thomas
  • Patent number: 9920454
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of fibers and fibers prepared by the process. The process can provide discontinuous colloidal polymer fibers in a process that employs a low viscosity dispersion medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Heiq Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Alessandra Sutti, Tong Lin, Mark Alexander Kirkland
  • Patent number: 9915148
    Abstract: A pick for mineral winning includes an elongate shank configured to be positioned into a cavity of a holder. A profile is defined on an outside surface of the shaft which includes a first surface formed into the profile and disposed to receive a leveraging device to enable a first forced translational movement of the shaft relative to the holder, and a second surface formed into the profile and disposed to receive the leveraging device to enable a second forced translational movement of the shaft relative to the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: ESCO Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Alexander Cheyne, Jack Charles Rickey
  • Publication number: 20180060348
    Abstract: A data replication system and process is disclosed. A device receives files respectively via a network from a remotely disposed computing device and partitions the received files into data objects. The device creates hash values for the first data objects and stores the data objects on remotely disposed storage systems at location addresses. The first device stores in records of a storage table, for each of the data objects, the hash values and corresponding location addresses. The device receives an indication to replicate a portion of the stored data objects and replicates the stored data objects by copying the indicated data objects stored on the first remotely located storage system to the second remotely located storage system, and after replicating the indicated data objects, copies or recreates the one or more hash values and the one or more location addresses and the one or more key-to-location (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: StoreReduce
    Inventors: Tyler Wayne Power, Mark Alexander Hugh Emberson, Mark Leslie Cox
  • Publication number: 20180052917
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods and systems are disclosed for categorizing and analyzing documents and records using combinations of concept elements selected from a set of semantically coherent dimensions. Each combination of concept elements is a tuple, which is a sequence or a set of elements selected from the dimensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Keith Thompson, Mark Alexander, Kunal Joshi, Benjamin P. King, James Lee, Vikram Parvathaneni, Nandit Soparkar, Jayadevan Vadake-kottattil
  • Patent number: D843197
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: TOMTOM INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Mark Lee Dempsey, Daniel Browning, Nicholas Alexander Evans, Andreas Schuh