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: 20150186687
    Abstract: A mobile communications device includes a memory that stores instructions and a processor that executes the instructions. When executed by the processor, the instructions cause the mobile communications device to perform a process including capturing data at the direction of a user of the mobile communications device, analyzing the data captured to identify the data captured, automatically forwarding a request for content over a communications network in accordance with identifying the data captured, receiving the content over the communications network, and processing the content to provide output to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: QYOO, LLC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey BERTHIAUME, John Ellis STAFIRA, Mark Alexander STAFFORD
  • Publication number: 20150173598
    Abstract: The intubating airway of the present invention has a shape of a long curved spatula with two channels underneath. The present invention its design, size, shape and adjustable depth of insertion provide it with unique ability to open the airway tract completely, reliably and consistently from the mouth to the larynx. This ability makes it a multifunction device: It can relieve any degree of airway obstruction when all available airway devices have failed. It convert fiber optic intubation and optical stylet intubation from difficult, time consuming and need a lot of experience into quick, easy and simple even by first time user could intubate with high success rate. It facilitates lighted stylet intubation and the intubation of a double lumen tube or nasal tube when it is difficult to intubate, and also facilitate the insertion of a TEE probe or gastroscope or bronchoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Alexander
  • Publication number: 20150165044
    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: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Jukka Tuominen, Amaia Zurutuza, Mark Alexander Livingstone, Janet Anne Halliday
  • Publication number: 20150158766
    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: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: GEORGIA-PACIFIC GYPSUM LLC
    Inventors: Yi-Hsien Harry Teng, Mark Alexander Leavitt, Jeffrey T. Fields, Vincent B. Thomas
  • Patent number: 9052486
    Abstract: A fiber-optic cable for applications subject to extreme temperatures and high crushing and bending forces incorporating a loose fluoropolymer buffer material, a aramid/fiberglass strength member, and a fluoropolymer outer jacket compromising low smoke, low toxicity, and low flammability when exposed to flame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Alexander Messer
  • Patent number: 9010328
    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 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    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
  • Publication number: 20150104078
    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: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Trond Karsten Varslot, Andrew Maurice Kingston, Adrian Paul Sheppard, Mark Alexander Knackstedt, Robert Martin Sok, Shane Jamie Latham
  • Patent number: 9008432
    Abstract: Information is arranged within a predetermined shape. The predetermined shape is captured in an image taken by a tangible image-capturing element of a device which captures images at the direction of a user. The device includes a tangible processor that analyzes the image captured by the image-capturing element to determine whether a predetermined shape is present in the image. The tangible processor determines an alignment of the predetermined shape when the predetermined shape is present in the image, and reads data within the predetermined shape in accordance with the determined alignment. The device automatically forwards a request for content over a communications network in accordance with the data read within the predetermined shape. The device receives the content over the network and displays the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Qyoo, LLC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Berthiaume, John Ellis Stafira, Mark Alexander Stafford
  • Patent number: 9005989
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    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
  • Publication number: 20150093745
    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 13, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    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
  • Publication number: 20150063593
    Abstract: An amplifier may include two or more pulse-width modulators (PWMs) controlling respective sets of switches to produce an amplified version of a source signal. The clocking for the amplifier may be controlled to delay signal processing within the PWMs relative to one another in time, thereby providing an effective time offset between the absolute moment in time of the edge transition of the controlling signals to the respective sets of switches. The PWMs may include a decrementor that counts down to zero from the next PWM duty-cycle value when a new data sample is detected, beginning a new count when the next sample is present. The PWM output may correspond to the counter value, outputting a pulse when the counter value is nonzero. A “data-sample-ready” signal may be decoded from a master counter, which may be clocked based on the high speed PWM clock, and the delay mechanism may be based on adjusting the decode value to determine when the PWM should initialize to the next data sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Douglas E. Heineman, Mark A. Alexander
  • Patent number: 8942407
    Abstract: A loudspeaker radiating diaphragm can be stiffened to help increase the breakup frequency to above the working frequency range of the driver concerned, by forming it of a molded part and an attached formed part. The molded part is a radiating surface with stiffening ribs. The formed part is a thin surface of high modulus material, attached to the rear of the ribs. The overall structure can have significantly higher stiffness than either of the two parts. This helps in designing a loudspeaker driver that does not breakup within its working frequency range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: GP Acoustics (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Mark Alexander Dodd, Jack Anthony Oclee-Brown, Julia Davidson
  • Patent number: 8938051
    Abstract: A multi-leaf collimator for a radiotherapy apparatus comprises at least one array of laterally-spaced elongate leaves, each leaf being driven by an associated motor connected to the leaf via a drive means so as to extend or retract the leaf in its longitudinal direction, the drive means comprising a sub-frame on which at least a subset of the motors are mounted, the sub-frame being mounted at a location spaced from the leaf array in a direction transverse to the lateral and longitudinal directions, and including a plurality of threaded drives disposed longitudinally, each being driven by a motor and being operatively connected to a leaf thereby to drive that leaf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Elekta AB (publ)
    Inventors: Martin Broad, Mark Alexander Furth, Duncan Neil Bourne, Ryan David Wightwick
  • Patent number: 8937033
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of phosphated 2-propylheptanol, phosphated 2-proyplheptanol alkoxylate and/or mixtures thereof in agricultural formulations. The invention also relates to agricultural formulations comprising the aforementioned adjuvants, and to methods of treating a plant with the agricultural formulations of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel N.V.
    Inventor: Mark Alexander
  • Patent number: 8931081
    Abstract: Information and data stored by a mobile device is protected by comprising applying password-protection to the locally-stored information without persistently storing the corresponding password locally. Rather, the corresponding password is stored by a remote password server. In response to a trigger event on the mobile device, such as an unlocking action by the user, a request is sent by the mobile device to the password server to retrieve the corresponding server, and the corresponding password is returned to the mobile device. The mobile device can then use the password to access the protected information. If the user determines that the mobile device is lost, stolen, or out of the user's physical control, the user may access the password server and disable the sending of the password to the mobile device, thereby thwarting attempts to access the protected data on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Celi, Jr., Mark Alexander McGloin, Harshita Nersu, Olgierd Stanislaw Pieczul
  • Publication number: 20140371069
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pesticide formulations containing at least one pesticide active, a hydrotrope comprising a short-chain alkyl sulfonate, and an adjuvant, wherein the weight ratio of the pesticide active to the adjuvant is from about 1:1 to about 1:5. The present invention also relates to herbicide formulations containing at least one herbicidal active comprising glufosinate-ammonium, a hydrotrope comprising sodium octane sulfonate, and an adjuvant comprising a sodium salt of C8 ether sulfate, wherein the weight ratio of the herbicide active to the adjuvant is about 1:1. The present invention also further relates to methods of providing pesticide protection to an agricultural crop by applying the pesticide formulations of the present invention to the crop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Alexander
  • Patent number: 8854430
    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: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: FEI Company
    Inventors: Trond Karsten Varslot, Andrew Maurice Kingston, Adrian Paul Sheppard, Mark Alexander Knackstedt, Robert Martin Sok, Shane Jamie Latham
  • Patent number: 8856874
    Abstract: A web application decomposed 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 using a content handler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Olgierd Pieczul, Mark Alexander McGloin, Mary Ellen Zurko
  • Patent number: 8847682
    Abstract: An amplifier may include two or more pulse-width modulators (PWMs) controlling respective sets of switches to produce an amplified version of a source signal. The clocking for the amplifier may be controlled to delay signal processing within the PWMs relative to one another in time, thereby providing an effective time offset between the respective edge transitions of the controlling signals provided to the respective sets of switches. The PWMs may count down to zero from the next PWM duty-cycle value when a new data sample is detected, beginning a new count for each new sample, with the PWM outputting a pulse when the counter value is nonzero. A “data-sample-ready” signal may be decoded from a master counter, which may be clocked based on the high speed PWM clock, and the decode value may be adjusted to determine when the PWM should initialize to the next data sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventors: Douglas E. Heineman, Mark A. Alexander
  • Publication number: 20140264985
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of fibres and fibres prepared by the process. The process can provide discontinuous colloidal polymer fibres in a process that employs a low viscosity dispersion medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CYTOMATRIX PTY LTD.
    Inventors: Alessandra Sutti, Tong Lin, Mark Alexander Kirkland