Patents by Inventor Mark Baumgartner

Mark Baumgartner 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: 20210353075
    Abstract: A partition designed to be located on a surface, such as a bar or countertop, to provide a physical barrier between individuals and small groups. The partition may have a panel with at least one forward support member attached to a lower portion of the panel. At least one rear support member may also be attached to the lower portion of the panel. The rear support member may have at least one suction cup selectively engageable with the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Richard Ward, Michael Siler, John Hemminger, Mark Baumgartner, Eric Steffes
  • Patent number: 11021863
    Abstract: A toilet that includes a bowl having a sump, a passageway, a fluid conduit and a valve. The passageway includes an entrance fluidly connected to the sump, an outlet, a dam located between the entrance and the outlet of the passageway, and an inlet located between the dam and the outlet of the passageway. The fluid conduit configured to supply a volume of water into the passageway through the inlet. The valve located between the inlet and the outlet of the passageway, wherein the valve is configured to retain the volume of water in a closed position prior to a flush cycle to affect a siphon during the flush cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Andrew L. Smith, Billy Jack Ahola, Mark Baumgartner, Larry Duwell, Don Bogenschuetz, Peter Swart, Tobin Vetting
  • Patent number: 10775306
    Abstract: A modular testing device includes a base unit and an expansion unit that communicates with the base unit. The expansion unit includes a housing, a receptacle in which a sample holder containing a biological sample and reagent mixture can be placed, and an optical assembly positioned in the housing. The optical assembly is configured to amplify and detect a signal from the biological sample and reagent mixture. Data that is collected in the optical assembly is communicated to the base unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: AGDIA INC.
    Inventors: Hans Mische, Grant Pexsa, Mark Baumgartner, Cory Hodgson, Andrew Bristow, John Steckelberg, Jared Patterson
  • Publication number: 20200149002
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of producing compositions including embryonic proteins. The method includes culturing cells under hypoxic conditions on a biocompatible surface in vitro. The culturing method produces both soluble and non-soluble fractions, which may be used separately or in combination to obtain physiologically acceptable compositions useful in a variety of medical and therapeutic applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Gail K. Naughton, Francis C. Zeigler, Mark Baumgartner, Kyle Nickey
  • Patent number: 10632469
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a filter kit including filters for processing a biological sample. Some embodiments include a filter cap in a tube kit with a first tube containing a buffer solution and a second tube containing a lyophilized master mix. Some embodiments include a method of processing a sample using the kit including mixing a biological sample in a first tube with the buffer solution, positioning the filter cap in the first tube, positioning a second tube on the filter cap, flipping the first tube, the filter cap, and the second cap to filter the biological sample and buffer solution mixture with the filter cap as it flows from the first tube to the second tube. Some embodiments include structure enabling transfer of materials through inline flow between the tubes. Some further embodiments include integrated structure for sample pulverization with integrated buffer and lyophilized master mix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: DOUGLAS SCIENTIFIC, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Hjelseth, Cory Hodgson, Andrew Bristow, Mark Baumgartner, David Sellnow, Cassie Keppel, John Steckelberg, Paul Newman
  • Publication number: 20200064265
    Abstract: A modular testing device includes a base unit and an expansion unit that communicates with the base unit. The expansion unit includes a housing, a receptacle in which a sample holder containing a biological sample and reagent mixture can be placed, and an optical assembly positioned in the housing. The optical assembly is configured to amplify and detect a signal from the biological sample and reagent mixture. Data that is collected in the optical assembly is communicated to the base unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Hans Mische, Grant Pexsa, Mark Baumgartner, Cory Hodgson, Andrew Bristow, John Steckelberg, Jared Patterson
  • Patent number: 10538736
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of producing compositions including embryonic proteins. The method includes culturing cells under hypoxic conditions on a biocompatible surface in vitro. The culturing method produces both soluble and non-soluble fractions, which may be used separately or in combination to obtain physiologically acceptable compositions useful in a variety of medical and therapeutic applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Histogen, Inc.
    Inventors: Gail K. Naughton, Francis C. Zeigler, Mark Baumgartner, Kyle Nickey
  • Patent number: 10518267
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a filter kit including filters for processing a biological sample. Some embodiments include a filter cap in a tube kit with a first tube containing a buffer solution and a second tube containing a lyophilized master mix. Some embodiments include a method of processing a sample using the kit including mixing a biological sample in a first tube with the buffer solution, positioning the filter cap in the first tube, positioning a second tube on the filter cap, flipping the first tube, the filter cap, and the second cap to filter the biological sample and buffer solution mixture with the filter cap as it flows from the first tube to the second tube. Some embodiments include structure enabling transfer of materials through inline flow between the tubes. Some further embodiments include integrated structure for sample pulverization with integrated buffer and lyophilized master mix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: DOUGLAS SCIENTIFIC, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Hjelseth, Cory Hodgson, Andrew Bristow, Mark Baumgartner, David Sellnow, Cassie Keppel, John Steckelberg, Paul Newman
  • Publication number: 20190382994
    Abstract: A toilet that includes a bowl having a sump, a passageway, a fluid conduit and a valve. The passageway includes an entrance fluidly connected to the sump, an outlet, a dam located between the entrance and the outlet of the passageway, and an inlet located between the dam and the outlet of the passageway. The fluid conduit configured to supply a volume of water into the passageway through the inlet. The valve located between the inlet and the outlet of the passageway, wherein the valve is configured to retain the volume of water in a closed position prior to a flush cycle to affect a siphon during the flush cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew L. SMITH, Billy Jack Ahola, Mark Baumgartner, Larry Duwell, Don Bogenschuetz, Peter Swart, Tobin Vetting
  • Patent number: 10428509
    Abstract: A method of flushing a siphonic toilet that includes retaining a first volume of water in a bowl and an up leg of a passageway that is upstream from a dam, retaining a second volume of water in the passageway between a valve and the dam in a closed position of the valve, activating a flush cycle of the toilet that introduces a third volume of water into the toilet, and moving the valve from the closed position to an open position to affect a siphon during the flush cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Andrew L. Smith, Billy Jack Ahola, Mark Baumgartner, Larry Duwell, Don Bogenschuetz, Peter Swart, Tobin Vetting
  • Patent number: 10371636
    Abstract: A modular testing device includes a base unit and an expansion unit that communicates with the base unit. The expansion unit includes a housing, a receptacle in which a sample holder containing a biological sample and reagent mixture can be placed, and an optical assembly positioned in the housing. The optical assembly is configured to amplify and detect a signal from the biological sample and reagent mixture. Data that is collected in the optical assembly is communicated to the base unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: AGDIA INC.
    Inventors: Hans Mische, Grant Pexsa, Mark Baumgartner, Cory Hodgson, Andrew Bristow, John Steckelberg, Jared Patterson
  • Publication number: 20190205977
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques for determining whether to approve or deny a borrower's lending-product request by selectively using a heuristic and statistical model. More specifically, a borrower may submit a lending-product request to a Statistical Risk Management (SRM) system, and in doing so the SRM system may analyze relationship attributes of the borrower to determine a likelihood of borrower repaying a loan over a predetermined time period, and avoid being charged off. In some examples, the SRM system may execute a plurality of statistical models to determine a charge-off probability score. Each statistical model may be based on a set, or subset of historical lending-product data. A subset of historical lending-product data may be based on a selection bias of shared characteristics within a set of historical lending-product data. The selection bias may be based on characteristics of a lending-product request or relationship attributes of a borrower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Steve Way, Ben Morales, Heidi Tinsley, Mark Baumgartner
  • Publication number: 20190205978
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques for determining whether to approve or deny a borrower's lending-product request by selectively using a heuristic and statistical model. More specifically, a borrower may submit a lending-product request to a Heuristic-Statistical Risk Management (HS-RM) system, and in doing so the HS-RM system may analyze relationship attributes of the borrower to determine a likelihood of borrower repaying a loan over a predetermined time period, and avoid being charged off. In some examples, the HS-RM system may execute a plurality of statistical models to determine a charge-off probability score. Each statistical model may be based on a set, or subset of historical lending-product data. A subset of historical lending-product data may be based on a selection bias of shared characteristics within a set of historical lending-product data. The selection bias may be based on characteristics of a lending-product request or relationship attributes of a borrower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Steve Way, Ben Morales, Heidi Tinsley, Mark Baumgartner
  • Publication number: 20190184401
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a filter kit including filters for processing a biological sample. Some embodiments include a filter cap in a tube kit with a first tube containing a buffer solution and a second tube containing a lyophilized master mix. Some embodiments include a method of processing a sample using the kit including mixing a biological sample in a first tube with the buffer solution, positioning the filter cap in the first tube, positioning a second tube on the filter cap, flipping the first tube, the filter cap, and the second cap to filter the biological sample and buffer solution mixture with the filter cap as it flows from the first tube to the second tube. Some embodiments include structure enabling transfer of materials through inline flow between the tubes. Some further embodiments include integrated structure for sample pulverization with integrated buffer and lyophilized master mix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Hjelseth, Cory Hodgson, Andrew Bristow, Mark Baumgartner, David Sellnow, Cassie Keppel, John Steckelberg, Paul Newman
  • Publication number: 20190114704
    Abstract: A statistical model enables a lender financial institution to leverage multiple relationship attributes of a borrower to predict whether the borrower is capable of timely paying back a loan. The statistical model is generated to provide a multitude of relationship attribute coefficients based on historical borrower data of a multiple borrowers from an alternative loan approval process. The multitude of relationship attribute coefficients are applied to corresponding relationship attribute values of a borrower that is seeking a loan from a financial institution to generate an intermediate borrower score for the borrower. A probability of the borrower not being charged off on a loan after a predetermine time period is then calculated based on the intermediate borrower score. Accordingly, the loan may be determined to be approved or denied based on a comparison of the probability to an approval cutoff threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Steve Way, Ben Morales, Heidi Tinsley, Mark Baumgartner
  • Publication number: 20180361386
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a filter kit including filters for processing a biological sample. Some embodiments include a filter cap in a tube kit with a first tube containing a buffer solution and a second tube containing a lyophilized master mix. Some embodiments include a method of processing a sample using the kit including mixing a biological sample in a first tube with the buffer solution, positioning the filter cap in the first tube, positioning a second tube on the filter cap, flipping the first tube, the filter cap, and the second cap to filter the biological sample and buffer solution mixture with the filter cap as it flows from the first tube to the second tube. Some embodiments include structure enabling transfer of materials through inline flow between the tubes. Some further embodiments include integrated structure for sample pulverization with integrated buffer and lyophilized master mix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: DOUGLAS SCIENTIFIC, LLC
    Inventors: ROBERT HJELSETH, CORY HODGSON, ANDREW BRISTOW, MARK BAUMGARTNER, DAVID SELLNOW, CASSIE KEPPEL, JOHN STECKELBERG, PAUL NEWMAN
  • Publication number: 20180258630
    Abstract: A method of flushing a siphonic toilet that includes retaining a first volume of water in a bowl and an up leg of a passageway that is upstream from a dam, retaining a second volume of water in the passageway between a valve and the dam in a closed position of the valve, activating a flush cycle of the toilet that introduces a third volume of water into the toilet, and moving the valve from the closed position to an open position to affect a siphon during the flush cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew L. SMITH, Billy Jack Ahola, Mark Baumgartner, Larry Duwell, Don Bogenschuetz, Peter Swart, Tobin Vetting
  • Publication number: 20180202932
    Abstract: A modular testing device includes a base unit and an expansion unit that communicates with the base unit. The expansion unit includes a housing, a receptacle in which a sample holder containing a biological sample and reagent mixture can be placed, and an optical assembly positioned in the housing. The optical assembly is configured to amplify and detect a signal from the biological sample and reagent mixture. Data that is collected in the optical assembly is communicated to the base unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: DOUGLAS SCIENTIFIC, LLC
    Inventors: HANS MISCHE, GRANT PEXSA, MARK BAUMGARTNER, CORY HODGSON, ANDREW BRISTOW, JOHN STECKELBERG, JARED PATTERSON
  • Patent number: 9988802
    Abstract: A siphonic toilet including a bowl, a passageway and a valve. The passageway includes an entrance fluidly connected to the bowl, an outlet, and a dam located between the entrance and the outlet, wherein the dam and bowl are configured to hold a first volume of water prior to a flush cycle. An inlet is located in the passageway downstream from the dam to introduce water into the passageway downstream from the dam. The valve is located between the inlet and the outlet of the passageway, and the valve retains a second volume of water when in a closed position prior to the flush cycle of the toilet to affect a siphon during the flush cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Andrew L. Smith, Billy Jack Ahola, Mark Baumgartner, Larry Duwell, Don Bogenschuetz, Peter Swart, Tobin Vetting
  • Publication number: 20180142457
    Abstract: A siphonic toilet including a bowl, a passageway and a valve. The passageway includes an entrance fluidly connected to the bowl, an outlet, and a dam located between the entrance and the outlet, wherein the dam and bowl are configured to hold a first volume of water prior to a flush cycle. An inlet is located in the passageway downstream from the dam to introduce water into the passageway downstream from the dam. The valve is located between the inlet and the outlet of the passageway, and the valve retains a second volume of water when in a closed position prior to the flush cycle of the toilet to affect a siphon during the flush cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew L. Smith, Billy Jack Ahola, Mark Baumgartner, Larry Duwell, Don Bogenschuetz, Peter Swart, Tobin Vetting