Patents by Inventor Mark Bates

Mark Bates 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: 20210058657
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for managing subscriptions. A media guidance application obtaining viewing patterns of a subscriber and determining a first and second media package of interest to the subscriber. A first and second release schedule are obtained related to media content in the first and second media packages. The media guidance application predicts a first viewing impact of the first subscription and a second viewing impact of the second subscription, for the upcoming time period, wherein the viewing impact indicates a total predicted amount of time spent viewing the media packages in the upcoming time period. An available amount of time for viewing media in the upcoming time period is also determined. The media guidance application generates a subscription recommendation for the upcoming time period based on the first viewing impact, second viewing impact, and available amount of time for viewing media in the upcoming time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Adam Bates, Hafiza Jameela, Jesse F. Patterson, Mark K. Berner, Eric Dorsey, Jonathan A. Logan, David W. Chamberlin, Paul Stevens, Herbert A. Waterman, William L. Thomas
  • Publication number: 20210016269
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems, devices and methods for detecting the presence and/or absence of one or more allergens in a sample particularly a food sample. The detection system includes a separate sample pickup, one or more disposables for receiving and processing a test sample and a detection device that can execute an allergen detection testing in minutes. The present detection system and device is compact and portable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Adi Gilboa-Geffen, Renuka Babu Brown, John H. Kepler, Gaurav Rohatgi, Philip Charles Walker, Mark Bates, Christopher James Page
  • Patent number: 10891285
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, system and computer program product are used to provide a factor in a first domain for a first set of data and in a second domain for a second set of data. The computer-implemented method, system and computer program product then determine a relationship between the domains in term of the factor. The computer-implemented method, system and computer program product determine for the first domain whether the factor from the second domain has changed, and if so, create domain specific records for the first domain in response to determining that the factor from the second domain has changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: ADP, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Greenbaum, Sharren Bates, Jason Lovelace, Abed K. Shelbayeh, Mark Milman, Amit Maimon, Chintan Patel, Martin J. Wilson, Richard B. Noad
  • Patent number: 10842313
    Abstract: Systems, methods and cartridges for carbonating or otherwise dissolving gas in a precursor liquid, such as water, to form a beverage. A gas source can be provided in a cartridge which is used to generate gas that is dissolved into the precursor liquid. A beverage medium, such as a powdered drink mix or liquid syrup, may be provided in the same, or a separate cartridge as the gas source and mixed with the precursor liquid to form a beverage. The use of one or more cartridges for the gas source and/or beverage medium may make for an easy to use and mess-free system for making sparkling beverages, e.g., in the consumer's home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: BEDFORD SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. Novak, Ross Packard, Peter Peterson, Shawn Gulla, Jennifer Caitlin Huot Carlson, Camilla Schmitt, Mark Joseph Cohen, Ross Peter Jones, Nicolas Alejandro Martinez, Miles William Noel Hember, Fabien Yannick Schmitt, Gary Stacey, Niall Allan Mottram, Neil Lester Campbell, Cormac O'Prey, Wai Ting Chan, Nicholas David Rollings, Charles Frazer Kilby, Christopher Paul Richardson, Thomas Bates Jackson, Scott Grubb, Chris Covey, Barry Dobson, Paul Wilkins, Chris Roach, Peter David Cauwood, Keith Paul Thompson, James Hewitt, Marc Angotti, Ray Carroll, Richard Estabrook, Kevin Hartley, Frank Consoli
  • Patent number: 10835897
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems, devices and methods for detecting the presence and/or absence of one or more allergens in a sample particularly a food sample. The detection system includes a separate sample pickup, one or more disposables for receiving and processing a test sample and a detection device that can execute an allergen detection testing in minutes. The present detection system and device is compact and portable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: DOTS TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventors: Adi Gilboa-Geffen, Renuka Babu Brown, John H. Kepler, Gaurav Rohatgi, Philip Charles Walker, Mark Bates, Christopher James Page
  • Publication number: 20200316430
    Abstract: A treadmill has a front or rear set of pulleys and a looped running belt. The pulleys rotate with the movement of the belt, e.g., when a user walks, jogs, or runs on the treadmill. The pulleys are mounted on a rotating roller tube so that the roller tube rotates with the pulleys. The roller tube is mounted on a stationary shaft using bearings on each side and a one-way device that allows the pulleys to rotate in one direction. The rotation direction corresponds to the movement of the top of the belt from the front to the rear of the treadmill. The one-way device prevents the pulleys from rotating in the opposite direction, preventing the top of the belt from moving from the rear of the treadmill to the front. The one-way device may be a sprag clutch. The treadmill may be a motor-less, curved treadmill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Roger BATES, Marko VUJICIC, Gregory Allen WALLACE, Mark William CHILES
  • Publication number: 20200246737
    Abstract: A filter assembly includes a filter housing having a longitudinal axis, the filter housing divided into a first filter chamber and a second filter chamber, a first element bottom endplate, a second element top endplate, an intermediate endplate positioned along the longitudinal axis between the second element top endplate and the first element bottom endplate, a first filter element housed within the first filter chamber and comprising first filter media positioned between the first element bottom endplate and the intermediate endplate, and a second filter element housed within the second filter chamber and comprising second filter media positioned between the second element top endplate and the intermediate endplate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, INC.
    Inventors: Anil I. Sawant, Vijaykumar Mahadev Burande, Benjamin L. Scheckel, Barry Mark Verdegan, Miao Li, Billy M. Bates, Mark T. Wieczorek
  • Publication number: 20200242840
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for a media guidance application (e.g., implemented on a user device) that allows users to select any arbitrary position in a virtual reality environment from where to view the virtual reality content and changes a user's perspective based on the selected position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Logan, Adam Bates, Hafiza Jameela, Jesse F. Patterson, Mark K. Berner, Eric Dorsey, David W. Chamberlin, Paul Stevens, Herbert A. Waterman
  • Patent number: 10695606
    Abstract: A treadmill has a front or rear set of pulleys and a looped running belt. The pulleys rotate with the movement of the belt, e.g., when a user walks, jogs, or runs on the treadmill. The pulleys are mounted on a rotating roller tube so that the roller tube rotates with the pulleys. The roller tube is mounted on a stationary shaft using bearings on each side and a one-way device that allows the pulleys to rotate in one direction. The rotation direction corresponds to the movement of the top of the belt from the front to the rear of the treadmill. The one-way device prevents the pulleys from rotating in the opposite direction, preventing the top of the belt from moving from the rear of the treadmill to the front. The one-way device may be a sprag clutch. The treadmill may be a motor-less, curved treadmill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Lifecore Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Bates, Marko Vujicic, Gregory Allen Wallace, Mark William Chiles
  • Publication number: 20200125847
    Abstract: Systems and methods provided for presenting supplemental content in an augmented reality environment where an object within a field of view of an augmented reality device of a user is identified and processed to detect a reference related to a participant in an event. A user profile or user social network is searched to identify a message from the user about the participant. The message may be combined with the object in the augmented reality field of view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Adam Bates, Jesse F. Patterson, Mark K. Berner, Eric Dorsey, Jonathan A. Logan, David W. Chamberlin, Paul Stevens, Herbert A. Waterman
  • Patent number: 10582238
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for managing subscriptions. A media guidance application obtaining viewing patterns of a subscriber and determining a first and second media package of interest to the subscriber. A first and second release schedule are obtained related to media content in the first and second media packages. The media guidance application predicts a first viewing impact of the first subscription and a second viewing impact of the second subscription, for the upcoming time period, wherein the viewing impact indicates a total predicted amount of time spent viewing the media packages in the upcoming time period. An available amount of time for viewing media in the upcoming time period is also determined. The media guidance application generates a subscription recommendation for the upcoming time period based on the first viewing impact, second viewing impact, and available amount of time for viewing media in the upcoming time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Bates, Hafiza Jameela, Jesse F. Patterson, Mark K. Berner, Eric Dorsey, Jonathan A. Logan, David W. Chamberlin, Paul Stevens, Herbert A. Waterman, William L. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10535190
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for a media guidance application (e.g., implemented on a user device) that allows users to select any arbitrary position in a virtual reality environment from where to view the virtual reality content and changes a user's perspective based on the selected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Logan, Adam Bates, Hafiza Jameela, Jesse F. Patterson, Mark K. Berner, Eric Dorsey, David W. Chamberlin, Paul Stevens, Herbert A. Waterman
  • Publication number: 20200012806
    Abstract: Techniques for proving authenticity of data files, such as digital photos. An authentication/indexing server content from a client device such as a mobile device, and generates or receives other related data such as a reference to the content object, a fingerprint for the content object, and other metadata indicating for example a timestamp related to the content object. The fingerprint is inserted into a distributed ledger, with the distributed ledger returning a ledger address. A manifest object containing the transaction object, the ledger address, and a list of the content object and, optionally, related edits is then created and stored. The server may index fingerprints. Thus, a fingerprint can be used to authenticate subsequently received object against the stored metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: John W. Bates, Thomas Mark Morley, Emmanuel Parasirakis, Nicos Vekiarides
  • Publication number: 20190391972
    Abstract: A digital asset is represented and verified as a set of related digital asset or other content objects. Related metadata is stored on an immutable distributed ledger separately from the content objects themselves. For example, a transaction object includes metadata such as identifiers for two or more content objects, fingerprints for the content objects. The content objects may be stored in a local or cloud object repository. Validation of a later identified content object may include determining a fingerprint for the later identified content object, mapping that fingerprint to an address within the immutable distributed ledger to retrieve metadata previously mapped, and comparing the two fingerprints. Visual validation may be provided when the first and second fingerprints match, such as by displaying a positive icon adjacent the later identified object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: John W. Bates, Thomas Mark Morley, Emmanuel Parasirakis, Nicos Vekiarides
  • Patent number: 10481879
    Abstract: Improving how a codebase, which may include source code, related databases, test files, code history, and/or changes, is drafted, edited, debugged, or otherwise developed. Machine learning is performed on a model codebase to establish a machine learning model. When a change to a codebase occurs, the machine learning model may be applied to evaluate that change. A change context providing context for this change is accessed. An analyzer then analyzes the change using the machine learning model and at least a part of the change context to generate an analysis result. Some information about the result is rendered. After rendering that information, a determination regarding how a user responded to the information is performed, and a subsequent analysis is then modified based on the user's response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Bates Stevens, John S. Tilford, Guillermo Serrato Castilla, Srivatsn Narayanan, Simon Calvert, Mark Alistair Wilson-Thomas, Deborah Chen, Miltiadis Allamanis, Marc Manuel Johannes Brockschmidt, Kesavan Shanmugam
  • Patent number: 10376735
    Abstract: A multi-functional rowing exerciser apparatus accommodates a plurality of rowing and paddling by connecting or releasing a cable system to selectively configure the rowing exerciser for sweep rowing, sculling oar rowing configuration to the Stand-Up-Paddling configuration in an easy and convenient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Lifecore Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Bates, Marko Vujicic, Gregory Allen Wallace, Mark William Chiles
  • Publication number: 20190243617
    Abstract: Improving how a codebase, which may include source code, related databases, test files, code history, and/or changes, is drafted, edited, debugged, or otherwise developed. Machine learning is performed on a model codebase to establish a machine learning model. When a change to a codebase occurs, the machine learning model may be applied to evaluate that change. A change context providing context for this change is accessed. An analyzer then analyzes the change using the machine learning model and at least a part of the change context to generate an analysis result. Some information about the result is rendered. After rendering that information, a determination regarding how a user responded to the information is performed, and a subsequent analysis is then modified based on the user's response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua Bates STEVENS, John S. TILFORD, Guillermo Serrato CASTILLA, Srivatsn NARAYANAN, Simon CALVERT, Mark Alistair WILSON-THOMAS, Deborah CHEN, Miltiadis ALLAMANIS, Marc Manuel Johannes BROCKSCHMIDT, Kesavan SHANMUGAM
  • Publication number: 20190224486
    Abstract: This document describes an automated external defibrillator comprising a control configured to switch between a pediatric operating mode and an adult operating mode, wherein each operating mode comprises a mode-specific energy configuration and a mode-specific user configuration; an indicator configured to provide an indication of the operating mode in use during a resuscitation process; one or more processors configured to switch to the mode-specific energy configuration and the mode-specific user configuration upon a change of operating mode between the pediatric operating mode and the adult operating mode such that the automated external defibrillator delivers a defibrillating shock to a patient based on the mode-specific energy configuration; and an interface of the automated external defibrillator provides resuscitation instructions to a user based on the mode-specific user configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Melissa M. Dascoli, Charles E. Sawyer, JR., Bill Gastrock, Dustin Boutet, Gary A. Freeman, James Wilson, Brian Stonecipher, Ian Durrant, George Reilly, Mark Bates
  • Patent number: 10362357
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for resuming media in different modes of playback, based on attributes of a physical environment that a user has moved to. For example, a user may access a media asset (e.g., television broadcast of a baseball game) in a first environment (e.g., a living room). A media guidance application may then determine that the user has left the first environment. In response, the media guidance application may identify the user's new environment (e.g., a car) and analyze characteristics of the new environment. Based on the characteristics, the media guidance application may determine a suitable mode of playback (e.g., an audio version featuring play-by-play commentary of the baseball game on the car's radio) that the user can access from the playback position from where the user left off at the first environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Adam Bates, Jesse F. Patterson, Mark K. Berner, Eric Dorsey, Jonathan A. Logan, David W. Chamberlin, Paul Stevens, Herbert A. Waterman, William L. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10360454
    Abstract: Systems and methods provided for presenting supplemental content in an augmented reality environment where an object within a field of view of an augmented reality device of a user is identified and processed to detect a reference related to a participant in an event. A user profile or user social network is searched to identify a message from the user about the participant. The message may be combined with the object in the augmented reality field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Adam Bates, Jesse F. Patterson, Mark K. Berner, Eric Dorsey, Jonathan A. Logan, David W. Chamberlin, Paul Stevens, Herbert A. Waterman