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).

  • 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: 9895649
    Abstract: A high solids magnesium hydroxide slurry may be provided. The slurry may include a magnesium hydroxide compound and a carbohydrate-based viscosity control agent. The slurry may further include sea water as at least a portion of the liquid component. The high solids magnesium hydroxide slurry may be utilized in connection with exhaust scrubber systems for removing SOx and NOx compounds from exhaust gas emissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Premier Magnesia, LLC
    Inventors: Joe Christopher Brown, Jerry Elliott Rademan, Peyton L. Pool, Sr., Mark Alexander Shand, James O. Williams
  • Publication number: 20180030829
    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: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Alexander Cheyne, Jack Charles Rickey
  • Publication number: 20170348835
    Abstract: A torque fastening system and method for applying torque to secure a fastener, includes actuating a torque tool to provide an initial command torque value to the servo drive of an electric motor for applying torque to a fastener. The initial command torque value is less than a target command torque value corresponding to a desired maximum target torque value entered by an operator. The torque fastening system operates at the initial command torque value to rotate a threaded fastener. Thereafter, in response to a spike in torque that corresponds to a decrease in motor speed, the torque tool output changes from the initial command torque value to a jump command torque value having a greater power value to increase torque applied by the torque tool to a fastener. The command torque value is ramped from the jump command torque value toward the target command torque value to increase the torque provided by the torque tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey Gerard Skelly, George T. Prince, Rodolfo Favian Gomez, Richard Carlton Steinfeldt, Mark Alexander Johnson, Christopher John Kolbe
  • Publication number: 20170343495
    Abstract: A measurement head for making X-ray measurements on drilling fluid includes an inner pipe (30) having a outlet (32) and an outer pipe (34) around the inner pipe. Drilling fluid is pumped through the outlet refreshing the fluid at the outlet. The pump is then stopped. A height sensor (42) is then used to measuring the height of a meniscus of drilling fluid at the outlet (32). An X-ray head (50) including an X-ray source (52) and an X-ray detector (54) is then moved into a reproducible position above the meniscus of fluid above the outlet. The height sensor (42) may be fixed to a movable cover (40), to the X-ray head (50) or to some other part of the measurement head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventor: Mark Alexander PALS
  • Publication number: 20170300550
    Abstract: A data cloning system and process is disclosed. A device receives files via a network from a remotely disposed computing device and partitions the received files into data objects. The device creates hash values for the data objects and stores the data objects on remotely disposed storage systems at location addresses. The 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 clone a portion of the received files and performs the clone operation by storing in records of a second storage table, a key for each cloned file referring to the same set of hash values and location addresses as the corresponding original file. This has the effect of cloning the original received files without needing to copy the corresponding data objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: StoreReduce
    Inventors: Mark Alexander Hugh Emberson, Mark Leslie Cox, Tyler Wayne Power
  • Publication number: 20170270321
    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: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventor: Mark Alexander Hosey
  • Publication number: 20170258667
    Abstract: Neck treatment devices for treating the neck of a person includes a multitude of neck treatment elements located on either side of the device for treating the neck of a person to relieve the pain, joint stiffness, muscle tightness, muscle tension, and headaches of the person when lying supine on the device or when sitting on a chair depending upon the form of the device. One form of the device 2 comprises depthwise front to back treatment elements 6 with multiple extending ridges 10a, 10b, 12a, 12b, 14a, and 14b located in spaced apart side by side relationship extending substantially in parallel from, at or towards the front edge 16 of treatment element 6 to the back edge 18 of treatment element 6 with a relatively gentle sloping curve in their front 16 portion and a more pronounced curve in their back 18 portion for providing less or more pressure to the cervical (neck) facet joints respectively when lying on the device supine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventor: Mark ALEXANDER
  • Patent number: 9743174
    Abstract: A phase plug for a loudspeaker having a driven diaphragm, wherein at least a portion of the surface of the phase plug disposed in use adjacent the diaphragm is generally annular in two orthogonal directions and has an axis in a third orthogonal direction, and wherein at least a portion of the said annular surface is shaped such that as successive radial cross-sections through the annular surface are generated by rotating a plane about the axis, the cross-sectional shape of the surface of the phase plug varies periodically as the angle of rotation increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: GP ACOUSTICS (UK) LIMITED
    Inventors: Jack Anthony Oclee-Brown, Mark Alexander Dodd
  • Patent number: 9699168
    Abstract: A rich client performs single sign-on (SSO) to access a web- or cloud-based application. According to the described SSO approach, the rich client delegates to its native application server the task of obtaining a credential, such as a SAML assertion. The native server, acting on behalf of the user, obtains an assertion from a federated identity provider (IdP) that is then returned to the rich client. The rich client provides the assertion to a cloud-based proxy, which presents the assertion to an identity manager to attempt to prove that the user is entitled to access the web- or cloud-based application using the rich client. If the assertion can be verified, it is exchanged with a signed token, such as a token designed to protect against cross-site request forgery (CSRF). The rich client then accesses the web- or cloud-based application making a REST call that includes the signed token. The application, which recognizes the request as trustworthy, responds to the call with the requested data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Olgierd Stanislaw Pieczul, Mark Alexander McGloin, Mary Ellen Zurko, David Scott Kern, Brent Allan Hepburn
  • Publication number: 20170124107
    Abstract: A data deduplication storage system and process is disclosed. In one implementation deduplication file storage system is added to an existing file storage system by receiving first files via a network from a remotely disposed computing device, dividing the files into data objects, creating hash values for the data objects, and store the data objects on more remotely disposed storage systems at network location addresses. Records of a storage table disposed on the intermediate device or a secondary remote storage system are stored for the data objects containing the hash values and corresponding network location addresses. When another of the files including one or more second data objects are received, a determination is made if the second data objects were previously stored on remotely disposed storage systems by comparing hash values for the second data object against hash values stored in records of the storage table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: StoreReduce
    Inventor: Mark Alexander Hugh Emberson
  • Publication number: 20170102076
    Abstract: A cage for a control valve has a circumferential wall having inner and outer surfaces, a plurality of first passages formed through the wall, and a plurality of second passages formed through the wall. The plurality of first passages each include an upper portion and a lower portion that is tapered in a direction away from the upper portion. The plurality of second passages are positioned between adjacent lower portions of first passages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew D. Reynolds, Mark Alexander Michnevitz, Kelley Jake Buford, Ernesto Vasquez
  • Patent number: 9547094
    Abstract: X-ray analysis of a primary sample such as a flexible sheet 60 uses apparatus having a primary sample holder such as a material feed-through system 20 for moving the flexible sheet through the apparatus. An X-ray analysis head 6 containing an X-ray source and an X-ray detector is mounted on a robot arm 4. The robot arm moves in three dimensions so that the analysis head can be brought into position to measure the flexible sheet as it is being brought through the apparatus by the material feed-through system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: PANALYTICAL B.V.
    Inventors: Jeroen Rinsema, Mark Alexander Pals
  • Patent number: 9526241
    Abstract: An agrochemical formulation and its method of manufacture comprising an agrochemical active and a dispersant polymer comprising a copolymer of benzylmethacrylate, acrylic acid and 2-acrylamido-2-methyl propane sulfonic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: AKZO NOBEL CHEMICALS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Klin A. Rodrigues, Mark Alexander
  • Publication number: 20160304396
    Abstract: Magnesium based cements are provided using one or more slurry precursors. In an embodiment, a method of forming a magnesium-based cement includes providing an aqueous slurry of a magnesium compound. A magnesium cement co-reactant is also provided. The aqueous slurry of the magnesium compound is mixed with the magnesium cement co-reactant to provide the magnesium-based cement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Mark Alexander Shand, C. Matt Haynes, Paul Douglas Jones, William David Warren
  • Patent number: 9467782
    Abstract: A diaphragm for a loudspeaker, wherein the diaphragm is formed generally in a closed loop around a central void, the loop lying in a plane, the diaphragm having an axis in a direction orthogonal to the plane along which axis the diaphragm is arranged to be driven in use, the diaphragm having inner and outer circumferential edges which are adapted, in use, to be fixed in position, wherein a substantial portion of the diaphragm between the inner and outer edges is shaped in the direction of the said axis so as to protrude from the general plane of the diaphragm in either or both directions along the axis, and wherein said shaped portion when viewed along the direction of the axis comprises at least one series of curves extending radially across substantially all of the driven area of the diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: GP ACOUSTICS (UK) LIMITED
    Inventors: Jack Anthony Oclee-Brown, Mark Alexander Dodd
  • Patent number: 9413906
    Abstract: A system for creating image and or text-based projects includes a server, the server having access to a processor, a data repository, and a non-transitory physical medium. Software running from the non-transitory physical medium provides a first function for establishing a server connection between the server and a computing appliance, a second function for initiating and maintaining a data session with a user, a third function for gathering information in a project, a fourth function for analyzing the information gathered and developing a list of keywords, a fifth function for searching one or more data sources for images and other assets using one or more of the primary keywords developed by the fourth function, and a sixth function for dynamically presenting one or more digital assets found in the search to the one or more users working on the project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Interactive Memories Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Alexander Shlimovich
  • Publication number: 20160215619
    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: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Mark Alexander Cheyne, Jack Charles Rickey
  • Patent number: D798335
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Burns Montgomery, Valerie Rosen, Christopher Hugh Pratley, Erez Kikin Gil, David Mark Alexander, Yasuhiko Mori
  • Patent number: D808550
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: LIFI Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Alexander, Brian Bienvenu, John Cameron