Patents by Inventor Mark Bowles

Mark Bowles 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: 20170330158
    Abstract: A recycling kiosk for recycling and financial remuneration for submission of a mobile telephone is disclosed herein. The recycling kiosk includes an inspection area with a plurality of white walls in order to perform a visual analysis of the mobile telephone for determination of a value of the mobile telephone. The visual analysis inspects the LCD screen of the mobile phone to determine if the LCD screen is damaged. The recycling kiosk also includes a processor, a display and a user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Librizzi, Mark Bowles, Ahron Duhben
  • Patent number: 9283032
    Abstract: An electrosurgical instrument for the treatment of tissue in the presence of an electrically-conductive fluid medium comprises an instrument shaft (10), and an electrode assembly (12) at one end of the shaft. The electrode assembly (12) comprises a tissue treatment electrode (14) and a return electrode (18) which is electrically insulated from the tissue treatment electrode by means of an insulation member (16). The tissue treatment electrode (14) has an exposed surface for treating tissue, and the return electrode (18) has a fluid contact surface so as to define, in use, a conductive fluid path that completes an electrical circuit between the tissue treatment electrode and the return electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Rolf L. Thomas, Martin P. H. Hoole, Mark Bowles
  • Publication number: 20150257414
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system for attracting animals, a method of producing the system, and a system for attracting animals produced by a specific process. The animal attracting system includes a mineral attractant portion and an integrated aromatic attractant portion. The method of producing the system allows for production of a hardened mineral block without the need for application of heat or pressure during the curing of the mineral block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Bowles
  • Publication number: 20150060564
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for dispensing scented components include a container with an opening, a closure engageable with the opening, a wick engaged with the closure and extending into the container, and a stop member engaged with the wick, the stop member having a dimension greater than the diameter of the opening for preventing removal of a portion of the wick from the container. In use, the closure can be removed from the opening to extend the wick and expose a first portion of the wick to a location. Contact between the opening and stop member retains a second portion of the wick in the container in contact with a scented component to draw the scented component toward the location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Bowles
  • Publication number: 20140295021
    Abstract: Scented feeder blocks for attracting game include a body at least partially formed from an edible material having a depression formed in an exterior surface, and a scent cell in the depression. The scent cell can include a stabilizer, an edible component, and a scented component. The stabilizer, the depression, or combinations thereof resist degradation of the scent cell, and the stabilizer slows dispersion of the scented component from the scent cell. Methods for forming scented feeder blocks include forming a depression in an exterior surface of a body at least partially formed from an edible material, heating a stabilizer to a first temperature such that the stabilizer melts, adding an edible component to the stabilizer, cooling the stabilizer to a second temperature less than the first and adding a scented component, and cooling the stabilizer to a third temperature less than the second such that the stabilizer solidifies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Bowles
  • Patent number: 8463646
    Abstract: The system enables one to securely recycle an electronic device in a publicly accessible location. In particular, the embodiment described may be used by a mobile phone owner to submit his/her mobile phone for recycling via an electronic kiosk and receive compensation in some form. The compensation might be dispersed via cash, voucher, credit or debit card, or other magnetic or electronic transaction methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: ecoATM, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Bowles, Pieter van Rooyen, Michael Librizzi
  • Patent number: 8423404
    Abstract: A recycling kiosk for recycling and financial remuneration for submission of a mobile telephone is disclosed herein. The recycling kiosk includes an inspection area with at least one camera and a plurality of electrical connectors in order to perform a visual analysis and an electrical analysis of the mobile telephone for determination of a value of the mobile telephone. The recycling kiosk also includes a processor, a display and a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: ecoATM, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Bowles, Pieter van Rooyen, Michael Librizzi
  • Publication number: 20120294490
    Abstract: A recycling kiosk for recycling and financial remuneration for submission of a mobile telephone is disclosed herein. The recycling kiosk includes an inspection area with at least one camera and a plurality of electrical connectors in order to perform a visual analysis and an electrical analysis of the mobile telephone for determination of a value of the mobile telephone. The recycling kiosk also includes a processor, a display and a user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: ECO ATM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark Bowles, Pieter Van Rooyen, Michael Librizzi
  • Publication number: 20120254046
    Abstract: A recycling kiosk for recycling and financial remuneration for submission of a mobile telephone is disclosed herein. The recycling kiosk includes an inspection area with a plurality of white walls in order to perform a visual analysis of the mobile telephone for determination of a value of the mobile telephone. The visual analysis inspects the LCD screen of the mobile phone to determine if the LCD screen is damaged. The recycling kiosk also includes a processor, a display and a user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: ECOATM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael Librizzi, Mark Bowles, Ahron Duben
  • Publication number: 20120246083
    Abstract: The system enables one to securely recycle an electronic device in a publicly accessible location. In particular, the embodiment described may be used by a mobile phone owner to submit his/her mobile phone for recycling via an electronic kiosk and receive compensation in some form. The compensation might be dispersed via cash, voucher, credit or debit card, or other magnetic or electronic transaction methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: ECO ATM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Mark Bowles, Pieter van Rooyen, Michael Librizzi
  • Patent number: 8239262
    Abstract: A recycling kiosk for recycling and financial remuneration for submission of a mobile telephone is disclosed herein. The recycling kiosk includes an inspection area with at least one camera and a plurality of electrical connectors in order to perform a visual analysis and an electrical analysis of the mobile telephone for determination of a value of the mobile telephone. The recycling kiosk also includes a processor, a display and a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: ecoATM, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Bowles, Pieter van Rooyen, Michael Librizzi
  • Patent number: 8200533
    Abstract: A recycling kiosk for recycling and financial remuneration for submission of a mobile telephone is disclosed herein. The recycling kiosk includes an inspection area with a plurality of white walls in order to perform a visual analysis of the mobile telephone for determination of a value of the mobile telephone. The visual analysis inspects the LCD screen of the mobile phone to determine if the LCD screen is damaged. The recycling kiosk also includes a processor, a display and a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: ecoATM, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Librizzi, Mark Bowles, Ahron Duben
  • Patent number: 8195511
    Abstract: The system enables one to securely recycle an electronic device in a publicly accessible location. In particular, the embodiment described may be used by a mobile phone owner to submit his/her mobile phone for recycling via an electronic kiosk and receive compensation in some form. The compensation might be dispersed via cash, voucher, credit or debit card, or other magnetic or electronic transaction methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: ecoATM, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Bowles, Pieter van Rooyen, Michael Librizzi
  • Publication number: 20110235853
    Abstract: A recycling kiosk for recycling and financial remuneration for submission of a mobile telephone is disclosed herein. The recycling kiosk includes an inspection area with at least one camera and a plurality of electrical connectors in order to perform a visual analysis and an electrical analysis of the mobile telephone for determination of a value of the mobile telephone. The recycling kiosk also includes a processor, a display and a user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: ECO ATM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Mark Bowles, Pieter Van Rooyen, Michael Librizzi
  • Patent number: 7881965
    Abstract: A recycling kiosk for recycling and financial remuneration for submission of a mobile telephone is disclosed herein. The recycling kiosk includes an inspection area with at least one camera and a plurality of electrical connectors in order to perform a visual analysis and an electrical analysis of the mobile telephone for determination of a value of the mobile telephone. The recycling kiosk also includes a processor, a display and a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: ecoATM, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Bowles, Pieter van Rooyen, Michael Librizzi
  • Publication number: 20100228676
    Abstract: A recycling kiosk for recycling and financial remuneration for submission of a mobile telephone is disclosed herein. The recycling kiosk includes an inspection area with a plurality of white walls in order to perform a visual analysis of the mobile telephone for determination of a value of the mobile telephone. The visual analysis inspects the LCD screen of the mobile phone to determine if the LCD screen is damaged. The recycling kiosk also includes a processor, a display and a user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: ecoATM Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Librizzi, Mark Bowles, Ahron Duben
  • Publication number: 20100169231
    Abstract: A recycling kiosk for recycling and financial remuneration for submission of a mobile telephone is disclosed herein. The recycling kiosk includes an inspection area with at least one camera and a plurality of electrical connectors in order to perform a visual analysis and an electrical analysis of the mobile telephone for determination of a value of the mobile telephone. The recycling kiosk also includes a processor, a display and a user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: ECO ATM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Mark Bowles, Pieter Van Rooyen, Michael Librizzi
  • Publication number: 20100088192
    Abstract: The system enables one to securely recycle an electronic device in a publicly accessible location. In particular, the embodiment described may be used by a mobile phone owner to submit his/her mobile phone for recycling via an electronic kiosk and receive compensation in some form. The compensation might be dispersed via cash, voucher, credit or debit card, or other magnetic or electronic transaction methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Mark Bowles, Pieter Van Rooyen, Michael Librizzi
  • Publication number: 20090048592
    Abstract: An electrosurgical instrument for the treatment of tissue in the presence of an electrically-conductive fluid medium comprises an instrument shaft (10), and an electrode assembly (12) at one end of the shaft. The electrode assembly (12) comprises a tissue treatment electrode (14) and a return electrode (18) which is electrically insulated from the tissue treatment electrode by means of an insulation member (16). The tissue treatment electrode (14) has an exposed surface for treating tissue, and the return electrode (18) has a fluid contact surface so as to define, in use, a conductive fluid path that completes an electrical circuit between the tissue treatment electrode and the return electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventors: Rolf L. Thomas, Martin P.H. Hoole, Mark Bowles
  • Publication number: 20070032098
    Abstract: Charging a battery is disclosed. An electrical connection is formed between a wireless adapter having a battery and a host. The wireless adapter is configured to be able to be removably coupled to a device to provide a wireless channel between the device and the host. The battery of the wireless adapter is charged using the host.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Publication date: February 8, 2007
    Inventors: Mark Bowles, Jarvis Tou