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: 20140066304
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for improving the compatibility of aqueous herbicide solutions containing at least one of a water soluble salt of an aryloxyalkanoic acid, a water soluble salt of a pyridyloxyalkanoic acid, and a water soluble salt of glyphosate, and optionally ?16% of one or more fertilizers, such as ammonium sulfate, by adding certain polymeric crystallization inhibitors are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicants: AKZO NOBEL SURFACE CHEMISTRY LLC, DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Mark Alexander, Anne Austin, Alex Kennedy, Lei Liu, Klin A. Rodrigues, Holger Tank
  • Publication number: 20140059671
    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: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph Celi, JR., Mark Alexander McGloin, Harshita Nersu, Olgierd Stanislaw Pieczul
  • Publication number: 20140033299
    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: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Alexander McGloin, Olgierd Stanislaw Pieczul, Joseph Celi, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140032921
    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: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Alexander McGloin, Olgierd Pieczul, Joseph Celi
  • Publication number: 20140023149
    Abstract: In a method of analyzing an input video sequence, pixels of synthesized images of an output video sequence are associated with respective directions of regularity belonging to a predefined set of directions. A first subset of candidate directions is determined from the predefined set of directions for a region of a first image of the output sequence. For a corresponding region of a second synthesized image of the output sequence following the first image, a second subset of candidate directions is determined from the predefined set of directions, based on images of the input sequence and the first subset of candidate directions. The directions of regularity for pixels of this region of the second synthesized image are detected from the second subset of candidate directions. The recursive determination of the subsets of candidate directions provides a sparse geometry for efficiently analyzing the video sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: ZORAN (FRANCE) S.A.
    Inventors: Joan Bruna Estrach, Mark Alexander Shand
  • Publication number: 20130333975
    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: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: GP Acoustics (UK) Limited
    Inventor: Mark Alexander Dodd
  • Publication number: 20130324086
    Abstract: The different illustrative embodiments provide a method, computer program product, and apparatus for managing an authentication request. A determination is made whether additional authentication is to be performed responsive to receiving the authentication request to access an application from a mobile device. A phone number to call is sent to the mobile device responsive to a determination that the additional authentication is to be performed. A determination is made whether an incoming call to the phone number is from the mobile device and within a selected period of time. The authentication request to access the application from the mobile device is granted responsive to a determination that the incoming call to the phone number is from the mobile device and within the selected period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph Celi, JR., Mark Alexander McGloin, Olgierd Stanislaw Pieczul
  • Publication number: 20130324083
    Abstract: The different illustrative embodiments provide a method, computer program product, and apparatus for managing an authentication request. A determination is made whether additional authentication is to be performed responsive to receiving the authentication request to access an application from a mobile device. A phone number to call is sent to the mobile device responsive to a determination that the additional authentication is to be performed. A determination is made whether an incoming call to the phone number is from the mobile device and within a selected period of time. The authentication request to access the application from the mobile device is granted responsive to a determination that the incoming call to the phone number is from the mobile device and within the selected period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph Celi, JR., Mark Alexander McGloin, Olgierd Stanislaw Pieczul
  • Patent number: 8571114
    Abstract: In a method of analyzing an input video sequence, pixels of synthesized images of an output video sequence are associated with respective directions of regularity belonging to a predefined set of directions. A first subset of candidate directions is determined from the predefined set of directions for a region of a first image of the output sequence. For a corresponding region of a second synthesized image of the output sequence following the first image, a second subset of candidate directions is determined from the predefined set of directions, based on images of the input sequence and the first subset of candidate directions. The directions of regularity for pixels of this region of the second synthesized image are detected from the second subset of candidate directions. The recursive determination of the subsets of candidate directions provides a sparse geometry for efficiently analyzing the video sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Zoran (France) S.A.
    Inventors: Joan Bruna Estrach, Mark Alexander Shand
  • Publication number: 20130277140
    Abstract: A loudspeaker comprises a reflex port located within the enclosure at a point substantially co-incident with a nodal surface of at least one resonant mode within the enclosure. The amplitude of that resonance at the input to the duct is minimised, hence assisting in filtering out the effect of that resonance without needing absorptive material. Ideally, it is placed at the intersection of two or more nodal surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Mark Alexander Dodd
  • Patent number: 8555339
    Abstract: A technique that identifies registered or guest users in web meetings of the type wherein users must follow a supplied URL to attend the meeting. Registered and guest users are provided different forms of the meeting invite URL. Each registered user receives a common web meeting link (a URL) that he must follow to join the meeting. This link forces the registered user to authenticate to the service when used. A guest user invitee receives a unique URL for the meeting that is generated with a nonce value associated with the guess user's contact information. The nonce value does not expose the contact information. To join the meeting, each registered user must follow the common web meeting link and authenticate to the service. True identities of the web meeting participants are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Alexander McGloin, Olgierd Stanislaw Pieczul, Mary Ellen Zurko
  • Patent number: 8521485
    Abstract: Approaches for analyzing a power grid of an integrated circuit are described. In one embodiment, a method includes selecting at least one portion of the integrated circuit to be analyzed. A power grid model corresponding to the integrated circuit is retrieved from a database, and a first simulation of the programmable integrated circuit is performed. The first simulation generates a respective waveform of an electrical characteristic over time for each connection of a component within the selected portion to voltage supply or voltage ground. A simulation is performed of the power grid model using the respective waveforms as input stimulus for each connection in the selected portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Xilinx, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Alexander, Austin Tavares
  • Publication number: 20130179941
    Abstract: A technique that identifies registered or guest users in web meetings of the type wherein users must follow a supplied URL to attend the meeting. Registered and guest users are provided different forms of the meeting invite URL. Each registered user receives a common web meeting link (a URL) that he must follow to join the meeting. This link forces the registered user to authenticate to the service when used. A guest user invitee receives a unique URL for the meeting that is generated with a nonce value associated with the guess user's contact information. The nonce value does not expose the contact information. To join the meeting, each registered user must follow the common web meeting link and authenticate to the service. True identities of the web meeting participants are displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Alexander McGloin, Olgierd Stanislaw Pieczul, Mary Ellen Zurko
  • Patent number: 8467499
    Abstract: A multi-leaf collimator for a radiotherapy apparatus comprises a plurality of elongate leaves mounted in a carriage, the carriage being mounted on a substrate, wherein the leaves are independently moveable relative to the carriage in a longitudinal direction, and the carriage is moveable in that direction relative to the substrate, and a control apparatus is arranged to receive a signal representing leaf positions relative to the substrate and to control the leaf positions relative to the carriage and the carriage positions relative to the substrate so as to achieve those leaf positions relative to the substrate. Most MLCs sense the current positions of the leaves relative to the substrate. The control apparatus can therefore compare the current leaf positions to the signaled leaf positions, and move the leaves and the carriage accordingly. A corresponding method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Elekta AB (Publ)
    Inventors: Mark Alexander Furth, Adrian Maxwell Smith
  • Patent number: 8424514
    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: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    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: 8423440
    Abstract: A computer assisted method for facilitating transfers between financial accounts. The method includes accepting a funds transfer request via the selection of an icon, by a user, wherein the icon represents a designated transfer of a predetermined amount of funds between a funding account and at least one receiving account. The method further includes transferring the amount of funds from the funding account to the at least one receiving account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan L. Mackrell, Michael Ley, Peter Ehling, Michael Aaron Chapman, Mark Alexander Jones, Rodney Hal Monson
  • Publication number: 20130088296
    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: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventors: Douglas E. Heineman, Mark A. Alexander
  • Publication number: 20130088294
    Abstract: An amplifier may include two or more pulse-width modulators controlling respective sets of switches to produce an amplified version of a source signal. A positive DC-offset based on the source signal may be applied to the pulse-width modulator controlling one respective set of switches, and an equal value negative DC-offset may be applied to the pulse-width modulator controlling the other respective set of switches, to provide an effective offset between the respective points in time of the rising/falling edges of the different pulse-width modulated control signals. The addition of alternating positive and negative DC-offset values doesn't affect the output load, and doesn't degrade the signal. The DC-offsets may be added at a frequency selected to be beyond the signal baseband, and the value of the small input signal level may be determined using an RMS level comparator or similar measurement technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventors: Douglas E. Heineman, Mark A. Alexander
  • Patent number: 8412497
    Abstract: Predicting simultaneous switching output noise of an IC device is described. User input is obtained. The user input includes: an identification of an input/output bank of an integrated circuit die; an identification of a device package substrate to which the integrated circuit die is to be attached; and an identification of input/output interface to be used by the input/output bank. A noise factor and an impedance are selected responsive to the user input. The noise factor is multiplied with the impedance to provide a result. The result, which is output, is a prediction of the simultaneous switching output noise of the integrated circuit device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Xilinx, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark A. Alexander
  • Patent number: D693999
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Mark Alexander