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: 20160161479
    Abstract: The invention relates to optoelectronic systems for detecting one or more target particles. The system includes a reaction chamber, a specimen collector, an optical detector, and a reservoir containing cells, each of the cells having receptors which are present on the surface of each cell and are specific for the target particle to be detected, where binding of the target particle to the receptors directly or indirectly activates a reporter molecule, thereby producing a measurable optical signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: James Douglas Harper, Richard Hart Mathews, Bernadette Johnson, Martha Susan Petrovick, Ann Rundell, Frances Ellen Nargi, Timothy Stephens, Linda Marie Mendenhall, Mark Alexander Hollis, Albert M. Young, Todd H. Rider, Eric David Schwoebel, Trina Rae Vian
  • Patent number: 9362162
    Abstract: Methods are provided for fabricating an interlayer structure useful in, for instance, providing BEOL interconnect for circuit structures. The method includes, for instance, providing an interlayer structure, including: providing an uncured insulating layer above a substrate structure; forming an energy removal film over the uncured insulated layer; forming at least one opening through the energy removal film and extending at least partially into the uncured insulating layer; and applying energy to cure the uncured insulating layer, establishing a cured insulating layer, and decomposing in part the energy removal film, establishing a reduced thickness, energy removal film over the cured insulating layer, the interlayer structure including the cured insulating layer, and the applying energy decreasing an aspect ratio(s) of the one opening(s). In one implementation, the uncured insulating layer includes porogens which also decompose partially during applying energy to further improve the aspect ratio(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Sunil Kumar Singh, Ravi Prakash Srivastava, Teck Jung Tang, Mark Alexander Zaleski
  • Patent number: 9307757
    Abstract: The present invention comprises formulations for use as pesticides and their applications. The formulations include a monoalkylsulfosuccinnate as a hydrotrope. The pesticide may be a herbicide comprising glufosinate-ammonium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: AKZO NOBEL CHEMICALS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Giao Vinh Nguyen, Mark Alexander
  • Patent number: 9290974
    Abstract: A hinge device for a door is provided. The hinge device has two hinge members which engage with each other and a hinge cap. A bearing with one or more tapered ends engages with the hinge members to allow easy opening and closing of a door attached to the hinge device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: SPECIAL-LITE INC.
    Inventor: Mark Alexander
  • Patent number: 9275234
    Abstract: A password protection application is executed on a mobile device and provides an interface by which an authorized user can define and configure a “data protection profile” for the device. This profile defines at least one security event (criteria or condition) associated with the device, and at least one protection action that should occur to protect data on the device upon the triggering of the event. Once defined in a profile, the application monitors for the occurrence of the security event. Upon the occurrence of the specified event, the protection action is enforced on the device to protect the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Alexander McGloin, Olgierd Pieczul, Joseph Celi
  • Publication number: 20160049327
    Abstract: Methods are provided for fabricating an interlayer structure useful in, for instance, providing BEOL interconnect for circuit structures. The method includes, for instance, providing an interlayer structure, including: providing an uncured insulating layer above a substrate structure; forming an energy removal film over the uncured insulated layer; forming at least one opening through the energy removal film and extending at least partially into the uncured insulating layer; and applying energy to cure the uncured insulating layer, establishing a cured insulating layer, and decomposing in part the energy removal film, establishing a reduced thickness, energy removal film over the cured insulating layer, the interlayer structure including the cured insulating layer, and the applying energy decreasing an aspect ratio(s) of the one opening(s). In one implementation, the uncured insulating layer includes porogens which also decompose partially during applying energy to further improve the aspect ratio(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicant: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Sunil Kumar SINGH, Ravi Prakash SRIVASTAVA, Teck Jung TANG, Mark Alexander ZALESKI
  • Publication number: 20160014503
    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: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Jack Anthony Oclee-Brown, Mark Alexander Dodd
  • Publication number: 20160014519
    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: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Jack Anthony Oclee-Brown, Mark Alexander Dodd
  • Patent number: 9232786
    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: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: AKZO NOBEL CHEMICALS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Klin A. Rodrigues, Mark Alexander
  • Patent number: 9208325
    Abstract: A password protection application is executed on a mobile device and provides an interface by which an authorized user can define and configure a “data protection profile” for the device. This profile defines at least one security event (criteria or condition) associated with the device, and at least one protection action that should occur to protect data on the device upon the triggering of the event. Once defined in a profile, the application monitors for the occurrence of the security event. Upon the occurrence of the specified event, the protection action is enforced on the device to protect the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Alexander McGloin, Olgierd Stanislaw Pieczul, Joseph Celi, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9191747
    Abstract: The present invention provides a loudspeaker with at least two diaphragm assemblies, in which the reactive forces acting on the magnets in each assembly cancel. By linking the two magnets together via a non-rigid material, resonance in the drive assemblies is highly damped and corresponding distortion of the loudspeaker output is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: GP Acoustics (UK) Limited
    Inventor: Mark Alexander Dodd
  • Publication number: 20150313212
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for improving the compatibility of aqueous herbicide solutions containing at least one of a water soluble salt of a herbicidal active and high concentrations of fertilizer, such as ammonium sulfate, by adding certain polymeric crystallization inhibitors are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: Akzo Nobel Chemicals International B.V.
    Inventors: Mark Alexander, Klin Aloysius Rodrigues, Anne Austin
  • Patent number: 9160756
    Abstract: A method for decomposing a web application into one or more domain sandboxes ensures that the contents of each sandbox are protected from attacks on the web application outside that sandbox. Sandboxing is achieved on a per-element basis by identifying content that should be put under protection, generating a secure domain name for the identified content, and replacing the identified content with a unique reference (e.g., an iframe) to the generated secure domain. The identified content is then served only from the generated secure domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Olgierd Pieczul, Mark Alexander McGloin, Mary Ellen Zurko
  • Publication number: 20150283499
    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: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Joe Christopher Brown, Jerry Elliott Rademan, Peyton L. Pool, SR., Mark Alexander Shand, James O. Williams
  • Patent number: 9143847
    Abstract: The present invention provides a loudspeaker with a port tube having an acoustic leakage path through a motile part thereof. In this way, excess energy caused by longitudinal resonance at higher frequencies is radiated transversely through the port tube walls rather than contributing to the output of the loudspeaker itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: GP ACOUSTICS (UK) LIMITED
    Inventor: Mark Alexander Dodd
  • Patent number: 9133853
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided featuring a bearing cartridge in combination with a pedestal. The bearing cartridge may be configured to be coupled to a pumping assembly combination and having a predetermined centerline. The pedestal may be configured with an axial channel to receive and support the bearing cartridge and allow the bearing cartridge to slide therein. The bearing cartridge and the pedestal are configured to couple together substantially at or above the centerline of the bearing cartridge in order to reduce center height requirements of the apparatus, where the center height is defined as the distance between the centerline of the bearing cartridge and the bottom surface of the pedestal supporting the bearing cartridge. The apparatus takes the form of a pump or pumping assembly, arrangement or combination, including a slurry-type pump or a centrifugal pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventors: Mark Alan Davis, Timothy Martin Falkiewicz, Mark Alexander Playford
  • Publication number: 20150252601
    Abstract: A hinge device for a door is provided. The hinge device has two hinge members which engage with each other and a hinge cap. A bearing with one or more tapered ends engages with the hinge members to allow easy opening and closing of a door attached to the hinge device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventor: Mark ALEXANDER
  • Publication number: 20150227689
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a framework for facilitating efficient healthcare order entry. A system of the framework includes a user interface presented on a display device. In accordance with one aspect, the user interface is arranged to present one or more sets of favorite orders to a user. Further, the user interface is arranged to present at least one suggested order based on the system receiving a user selection of an order from the one or more sets of favorite orders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharon S. Taylor, Sumit Shrestha, Michael H. Lutz, Mark Alexander
  • Publication number: 20150196725
    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: March 23, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    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
  • Publication number: 20150196023
    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: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Klin A. RODRIGUES, Mark ALEXANDER