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: 20110289546
    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: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Olgierd Pieczul, Mark Alexander McGloin, Mary Ellen Zurko
  • Publication number: 20110258058
    Abstract: A wireless mobile personal computer is provided for enabling a customer to generate a restaurant order on the wireless mobile personal computer. The wireless mobile personal computer includes a restaurant order generating application configured to generate restaurant item selecting interface screens for generating the restaurant order comprising at least one restaurant item, to generate a machine-readable representation of the generated restaurant order, a processor for executing the restaurant order generating application, a memory for storing the restaurant order generating application and selectable restaurant items, and a display for displaying the restaurant item selecting interface screens, and the at least one restaurant item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: Restaurant Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger D. Carroll, Aaron Randall Ferber, Kathy Fox, Mark Alexander Jones, Stina Maria Jonsson, Hyun Jin Ko, Eleanor Elizabeth Luna, Jeff Pollard, Carley Rachel Price, Paul Price, Melody Roberts, Jon Vernon Wettersten
  • Patent number: 8021280
    Abstract: A strike pod for use with an interactive recreational system includes a vibration conducting base, coupleable to a support frame of the interactive recreational system and being suitable to conduct vibration from one area of the pod to another. A strike receiving shell is disposed adjacent the vibration conducting base to receive a blow delivered by a participant. The strike receiving shell is formed of a material more pliable than the vibration conducting base. A vibrational transducer is in operable communication with the vibration conducting base to detect vibration in the vibration conducting base caused by the blow delivered by the participant to the strike receiving shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Inventor: Mark Alexander
  • Publication number: 20110190730
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of inducing pluripotency in a responsive mammalian cell, which comprises introducing into the cell an effective amount for initiating pluripotency within the cell of Oct4 protein or a functionally equivalent analogue, variant or fragment thereof. The invention also relates to a method of treatment and/or prophylaxis of a degenerative disease or injury in a mammal, which comprises removing from the mammal one or more responsive cells and culturing the cells in a suitable medium, introducing into the cells an effective amount of Oct4 protein or a functionally equivalent analogue, variant or fragment thereof and subsequently returning the cells to the patient. A further aspect of the invention relates to a method of treatment and/or prophylaxis of a degenerative disease or injury in a mammal, which comprises introducing into responsive cells of the patient an effective amount of Oct4 protein or a functionally equivalent analogue, variant or fragment thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: CYTOMATRIX PTY LTD
    Inventors: Mark Alexander Kirkland, Tamara Jane Gough
  • Publication number: 20110190729
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of inducing pluripotency in a responsive mammalian cell, which comprises introducing into the cell an effective amount for initiating pluripotency within the cell of Sox2 protein or a functionally equivalent analogue, variant or fragment thereof. The invention also relates to a method of treatment and/or prophylaxis of a degenerative disease or injury in a mammal, which comprises removing from the mammal one or more responsive cells and culturing the cells in a suitable medium, introducing into the cells an effective amount of Sox2 protein or a functionally equivalent analogue, variant or fragment thereof and subsequently returning the cells to the patient. In a further embodiment the invention relates to a method of treatment and/or prophylaxis of a degenerative disease or injury in a mammal, which comprises introducing into responsive cells of the mammal an effective amount of Sox2 protein or a functionally equivalent analogue, variant or fragment thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: CYTOMATRIX PTY LTD
    Inventors: Mark Alexander Kirkland, Tamara Jane Gough
  • Publication number: 20110181701
    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: May 22, 2009
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Trond Karsten Varslot, Andrew Maurice Kingston, Adrian Paul Sheppard, Mark Alexander Knackstedt, Robert Martin Sok, Shane Jamie Latham
  • Publication number: 20110149090
    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: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: QYOO, LLC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey BERTHIAUME, John Ellis STAFIRA, Mark Alexander STAFFORD
  • Publication number: 20110121526
    Abstract: A vertical position compensating device for a vehicle, a vehicle using the device, and a method for controlling the vertical position of a vehicle. The vehicle has a wheel set mounted on a chassis by a primary suspension system and a body mounted on the chassis through a secondary suspension system. The device is mounted on the body. As the vehicle is loaded or unloaded the device moves vertically with the body and also moves relative to the body in proportion to the deflection of the primary suspension system. The total motion of the device is used to adjust the vertical position of the body through the secondary suspension in a direction opposite to the deflection of the body to maintain the position of the body constant relative to a datum line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: LTK Consulting Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Alexander Popjoy, Michael McGuinness
  • Patent number: 7947509
    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: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    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
  • Patent number: 7949979
    Abstract: Induced crosstalk is predicted for the input/output pins of a programmable logic device. Signal edge rates for the input/output pin are determined from selected interface protocols for the input/output pins. For each pair of the input/output pins, a first coupling coefficient specifies a coupling between the pair of input/output pins within a package for mounting the programmable logic device to a printed circuit board. A depth is input for each via coupled to an input/output pin by the printed circuit board. From the via depths, a second coupling coefficient is determined for each pair of the input/output pins that satisfy a separation criterion. For each of the input/output pins, a predicted value of an induced crosstalk is determined from the first and second coupling coefficients for each pair that includes the input/output pin and another input/output pin, and from the signal edge rate of this other input/output pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: XILINX, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark A. Alexander
  • Patent number: 7915864
    Abstract: Transient processing mechanisms for power converters. Error generation circuitry in a power converter may generate an error signal based on the difference between a power converter output voltage and a reference voltage. Transient detection circuitry may detect whether the error signal exceeds at least a first threshold. If the first threshold is exceeded, timing control logic may generate a low band correction pulse to adjust the power converter output voltage, and thereby adjust the error signal to a level within the first threshold. If the error signal exceeds a second threshold, the timing control logic may generate a high band correction pulse to adjust the power converter output voltage, and thereby adjust the error signal to a level within the second threshold. The timing control logic may initiate a low band blanking period following the low band correction pulse and high band blanking period following the high band correction pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Zilker Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark A. Alexander
  • Publication number: 20110058106
    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: January 11, 2008
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventors: Joan Bruna Estrach, Mark Alexander Shand
  • Publication number: 20110049396
    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 arranged to receive a signal representing leaf positions relative to the substrate and being arranged 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. By allowing the carriage to be driven concurrently with the leaves, the speed of movement of the carriage can be added to that of the leaves. In this way, where leaves are required to make a long traverse they can do so more quickly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: ELEKTA AB (PUBL)
    Inventors: Mark Alexander Furth, Adrian Maxwell Smith
  • Publication number: 20110026683
    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: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: Elekta AB (publ)
    Inventors: Martin Broad, Mark Alexander Furth, Duncan Neil Bourne, Ryan David Wightwick
  • Publication number: 20100329823
    Abstract: A method for delivering a tubular to a well centered drill axis includes rotating a transfer arm to which a tubular is secured about a first axis from a horizontal position to a vertical position at which a center of gravity of the transfer arm and the tubular is disposed above the first axis; and rotating an upper link of the transfer arm about a second axis while oppositely rotating a clamp support beam about a third axis from the vertical position toward the drilling apparatus while a lower link remains in the vertical position. In delivering the tubular to a drilling apparatus, a tubular supply apparatus controls the speed and acceleration of the tubular without having actuators thereof change between compression and tension states or between rotational states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: TTS Sense Canada, Ltd.
    Inventors: Richard Paul Baumler, Michael Kenneth Symchuk, Mark Alexander Skawronski
  • Publication number: 20100244802
    Abstract: Transient processing mechanisms for power converters. Error generation circuitry in a power converter may generate an error signal based on the difference between a power converter output voltage and a reference voltage. Transient detection circuitry may detect whether the error signal exceeds at least a first threshold. If the first threshold is exceeded, timing control logic may generate a low band correction pulse to adjust the power converter output voltage, and thereby adjust the error signal to a level within the first threshold. If the error signal exceeds a second threshold, the timing control logic may generate a high band correction pulse to adjust the power converter output voltage, and thereby adjust the error signal to a level within the second threshold. The timing control logic may initiate a low band blanking period following the low band correction pulse and high band blanking period following the high band correction pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventor: Mark A. Alexander
  • Publication number: 20100249359
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a polyurethane compound comprises mixing together a polyol, a polyisocyanate compound and a catalyst and allowing the mixture to cure to form a polyurethane, and is characterised in that the catalyst is a neutral complex of a metal selected from Ti, Zr, Hf, Al, Fe, Bi or Sn and a multidentate organic ligand having: a) a number of anionic donor sites=x; b) a number of neutral donor sites, capable of forming a co-ordinate bond with the metal, =y; c) where x+y=from 5 to 8; d) x is from 2 to 4; e) the ligand molecule is of a size and conformation to enable each of the anionic donor sites and neutral donor sites to form a bond with the same metal atom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: Johnson Matthey PLC
    Inventors: Arran Alexander Dickon Tulloch, David Jenkins, Joseph Atkinson, Mark Alexander Kent, Alan Cooper
  • Patent number: 7783347
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for authenticating a measure of sleepiness in a person in which a measure of the person's sleepiness and an authentication step are performed substantially simultaneously on substantially the same physical attribute of the person. In one form, an eye of a person is scanned under infrared light and a unique identifying code is calculated from the iris as an authentication step. In one form, a measure of the person's sleepiness is determined from changes in the pupil size with time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Resmed Limited
    Inventors: Mark Alexander Abourizk, Paul Anthony Green, Clinton Todd Stewart
  • Patent number: 7773965
    Abstract: The present invention is a quadrature VLIF receiver, including calibration circuitry, and methods to closely match signal processing of an in-phase signal path and a quadrature-phase signal path to optimize VLIF image rejection. The calibration circuitry includes a variable gain variable-phase calibration signal generator, a variable gain amplifier for each signal path, phase adjustment circuitry for each signal path, and switching circuitry to support calibration steps. The calibration signal generator supplies a calibration signal at the same frequency as mixer local oscillator signals; therefore, during calibration, all signals downstream of the VLIF mixer are at DC, which simplifies calibration measurements, thereby minimizing calibration times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: RF Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger W. Van Brunt, Mark Alexander John Moffat, Steve Picken
  • Publication number: 20100180339
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for encoding and decoding security labels utilisable in a computing system. The method for encoding includes, in part, ascribing an integer value to each one of a set of characteristics. Thereafter, to encode a particular security label, the integer values for each of the set of characteristics that describe the label are combined to arrive at a single integer value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: SECURE KEYS PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: David Ian Finlayson, Mark Alexander Stocks