Patents by Inventor Mark Burgess

Mark Burgess 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).

  • Patent number: 11966468
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed for detecting synthetic online entities that may be used for fraudulent purposes or other purposes. In some aspects, a computing system can generate a data structure that includes nodes and links between the nodes. The nodes can represent online entities and the links can represent geographic associations or transactional associations between pairs of online entities. These associations can be identified from electronic transactions involving the online entities. The computing system can determine, from the links between the nodes, that a degree of connectivity among a subset of the nodes exceeds a threshold connectivity. The degree of connectivity indicates electronic communications involving online entities represented by the subset of the nodes. The computing system can transmit, based on the degree of connectivity exceeding the threshold connectivity, an alert indicating a potential synthetic entity (e.g., potentially fraudulent activity) within the subset of the nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Equifax Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Leitner, Mark Burgess, Keith Manthey, Steven Hicklin
  • Publication number: 20230181149
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to techniques for simultaneous blood-brain barrier opening and cavitation imaging. The disclosed system can include a transducer and a processor. The transducer can be configured to generate a plurality of focused transmits and simultaneously obtain a plurality of power cavitation images. The processor can be configured to control a parameter of the focused transmits, acquire the power cavitation images between each focused transmit, and generate a cavitation map based on the power cavitation images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2023
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Applicant: THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Elisa E. Konofagou, Mark Burgess, Robin Ji
  • Publication number: 20210209230
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed for detecting synthetic online entities that may be used for fraudulent purposes or other purposes. In some aspects, a computing system can generate a data structure that includes nodes and links between the nodes. The nodes can represent online entities and the links can represent geographic associations or transactional associations between pairs of online entities. These associations can be identified from electronic transactions involving the online entities. The computing system can determine, from the links between the nodes, that a degree of connectivity among a subset of the nodes exceeds a threshold connectivity. The degree of connectivity indicates electronic communications involving online entities represented by the subset of the nodes. The computing system can transmit, based on the degree of connectivity exceeding the threshold connectivity, an alert indicating a potential synthetic entity (e.g., potentially fraudulent activity) within the subset of the nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen LEITNER, Mark BURGESS, Keith MANTHEY, Steven HICKLIN
  • Patent number: 10977363
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed for detecting synthetic online entities that may be used for fraudulent purposes or other purposes. In some aspects, a computing system can generate a data structure that includes nodes and links between the nodes. The nodes can represent online entities and the links can represent geographic associations or transactional associations between pairs of online entities. These associations can be identified from electronic transactions involving the online entities. The computing system can determine, from the links between the nodes, that a degree of connectivity among a subset of the nodes exceeds a threshold connectivity. The degree of connectivity indicates electronic communications involving online entities represented by the subset of the nodes. The computing system can transmit, based on the degree of connectivity exceeding the threshold connectivity, an alert indicating a potential synthetic entity (e.g., potentially fraudulent activity) within the subset of the nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: EQUIFAX INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Leitner, Mark Burgess, Keith Manthey, Steven Hicklin
  • Patent number: 10626789
    Abstract: A two-stage valve assembly for a turbocharger includes a movable primary valve adapted to open and close a valve seat of the turbocharger. The primary valve has at least one opening extending axially therethrough. The two-stage valve assembly also includes a movable secondary valve coupled to the primary valve to open and close the at least one opening of the primary valve. The two-stage valve assembly further includes a spring disposed between the primary valve and the secondary valve to seat the secondary valve against the primary valve. The secondary valve is adapted to be coupled to a valve arm of the turbocharger such that relative small movement of the valve arm causes the secondary valve to move and open the opening to allow some exhaust gas of the turbocharger to escape through the at least one opening without moving the primary valve relative to the valve seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Paul Day, Mark Burgess
  • Patent number: 10378557
    Abstract: An air flow-enhancing insert (30) is configured to be inserted into the air inlet (16) of a compressor (3). The insert includes a hollow, cylindrical inner member (32) and lugs (44) protruding outward from an outer surface (36) of the inner member, each lug having an elongated cross sectional shape and including a leading edge (46), a trailing edge (48), and a long axis (50) that extends between the leading edge and trailing edge, the long axis defining a helix about the outer surface. When the insert (30) is disposed in the compressor air inlet, an air recirculation path (20) is defined between the inner member outer surface, an inner surface (17) of the air inlet, and the lugs. The air recirculation path improves air flow in the compressor, whereby compressor efficiency is improved and noise is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Burgess
  • Publication number: 20190234296
    Abstract: A two-stage valve assembly for a turbocharger includes a movable primary valve adapted to open and close a valve seat of the turbocharger. The primary valve has at least one opening extending axially therethrough. The two-stage valve assembly also includes a movable secondary valve coupled to the primary valve to open and close the at least one opening of the primary valve. The two-stage valve assembly further includes a spring disposed between the primary valve and the secondary valve to seat the secondary valve against the primary valve. The secondary valve is adapted to be coupled to a valve arm of the turbocharger such that relative small movement of the valve arm causes the secondary valve to move and open the opening to allow some exhaust gas of the turbocharger to escape through the at least one opening without moving the primary valve relative to the valve seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Paul Day, Mark Burgess
  • Publication number: 20180114017
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed for detecting synthetic online entities that may be used for fraudulent purposes or other purposes. In some aspects, a computing system can generate a data structure that includes nodes and links between the nodes. The nodes can represent online entities and the links can represent geographic associations or transactional associations between pairs of online entities. These associations can be identified from electronic transactions involving the online entities. The computing system can determine, from the links between the nodes, that a degree of connectivity among a subset of the nodes exceeds a threshold connectivity. The degree of connectivity indicates electronic communications involving online entities represented by the subset of the nodes. The computing system can transmit, based on the degree of connectivity exceeding the threshold connectivity, an alert indicating a potential synthetic entity (e.g., potentially fraudulent activity) within the subset of the nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen LEITNER, Mark BURGESS, Keith MANTHEY, Steve HICKLIN
  • Patent number: 9919443
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer readable media for sheet registration in a tractorless sheet processing device using existing sheet features are disclosed herein. In some aspects, the systems can include a tractorless sheet processing device having a cutter for cutting individual sheets from continuous form material and a cutter feeder for feeding the continuous form material to the cutter. The systems can also include a camera disposed relative to the cutter feeder and configured to capture an image of a position of at least one existing sheet feature on at least one or more of the individual sheets of the continuous form material in order to synchronously register each of the individual sheets with the cutter, and a controller including at least one hardware processor and memory, the controller being configured to interface with the camera and the tractorless sheet processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Bell and Howell, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Zuech, Mark Burgess, William V. Pickering, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20160305453
    Abstract: An air flow-enhancing insert (30) is configured to be inserted into the air inlet (16) of a compressor (3). The insert includes a hollow, cylindrical inner member (32) and lugs (44) protruding outward from an outer surface (36) of the inner member, each lug having an elongated cross sectional shape and including a leading edge (46), a trailing edge (48), and a long axis (50) that extends between the leading edge and trailing edge, the long axis defining a helix about the outer surface. When the insert (30) is disposed in the compressor air inlet, an air recirculation path (20) is defined between the inner member outer surface, an inner surface (17) of the air inlet, and the lugs. The air recirculation path improves air flow in the compressor, whereby compressor efficiency is improved and noise is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventor: Mark BURGESS
  • Publication number: 20160046033
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer readable media for sheet registration in a tractorless sheet processing device using existing sheet features are disclosed herein. In some aspects, the systems can include a tractorless sheet processing device having a cutter for cutting individual sheets from continuous form material and a cutter feeder for feeding the continuous form material to the cutter. The systems can also include a camera disposed relative to the cutter feeder and configured to capture an image of a position of at least one existing sheet feature on at least one or more of the individual sheets of the continuous form material in order to synchronously register each of the individual sheets with the cutter, and a controller including at least one hardware processor and memory, the controller being configured to interface with the camera and the tractorless sheet processing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph ZUECH, Mark BURGESS, William V. PICKERING, JR.
  • Publication number: 20160024998
    Abstract: A turbocharger includes a turbine section and a compressor section. The turbine section includes a turbine housing (1) that surrounds a turbine wheel (15). The turbine housing (1) defines an exhaust gas inlet (2), a duct (6) that extends between the inlet (2) and the turbine wheel (15), and a wastegate opening (5) in the duct (6). A, butterfly-type wastegate valve (3) including a valve plate (10) and a rotatable shaft (11) is disposed in the opening (5) and rotates between an open position and a closed position. A spring (4) is attached to the shaft (11) to bias (4) the shaft (11) toward rotation about a longitudinal axis in a first direction; wherein pressure of a gas flowing in the exhaust duct (6) against the valve plate (10) causes a rotary motion of the valve plate (10) and rotatable shaft (11) against the spring bias in a second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Applicant: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew DAY, Mark BURGESS, Adam SAMUELS
  • Patent number: 8862566
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for conducting intelligent parallel searches of data sources. A search engine receives a request to access target data that is stored in at least one of multiple data sources. Each data source has a candidate index. The search engine extracts inquiry parameters from the request. The inquiry parameters corresponds to sub-indices of respective general indices. Each general index includes an index of relationships between data from at least two of the data sources. Each sub-index includes a subset of the respective general index. The search engine performs parallel searches of the general indices common to the data sources. Each parallel search includes searching the sub-indices based on corresponding inquiry parameters for the sub-indices. The search engine performs additional parallel searches of the candidate indices based on results of the parallel searches. The search engine extracts an output from results of the additional parallel searches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Equifax, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Leitner, Kevin W. Manthey, Mark Burgess, Samuel Canfield
  • Publication number: 20140122455
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for conducting intelligent parallel searches of data sources. A search engine receives a request to access target data that is stored in at least one of multiple data sources. Each data source has a candidate index. The search engine extracts inquiry parameters from the request. The inquiry parameters corresponds to sub-indices of respective general indices. Each general index includes an index of relationships between data from at least two of the data sources. Each sub-index includes a subset of the respective general index. The search engine performs parallel searches of the general indices common to the data sources. Each parallel search includes searching the sub-indices based on corresponding inquiry parameters for the sub-indices. The search engine performs additional parallel searches of the candidate indices based on results of the parallel searches. The search engine extracts an output from results of the additional parallel searches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: EQUIFAX, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Leitner, Kevin W. Manthey, Mark Burgess, Samuel Canfield
  • Publication number: 20130000121
    Abstract: A spherical cutter includes a spherically shaped body having open and closed ends defining a central cavity, multipoint cutting edges disposed along a circular rim at the open end, and the spherically shaped body generally defined by a radius and an origin. The cutting edges may be provided on cutting inserts removably attached to support teeth circumferentially disposed along the rim. The spherical cutter may be mounted to a rotatable spindle of a multi-axis computer numerically controlled machine with the radius and the origin located along a rotational axis of the spindle. The machine may be used for machining a cylindrical blank to form a plurality of circumferentially spaced apart integral rotor blades extending radially outwardly from a hub by machining each of the slots along a spherical surface defined by the radius and the origin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: Gregory Mark Burgess
  • Patent number: 7493320
    Abstract: A method, device, and computer program product for ranking documents using link analysis, with remedies for sinks, including forming a metagraph from an original graph containing a link and a node; and one of reversing a link in the metagraph, and pumping a source in the metagraph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Telenor ASA
    Inventors: Geoffrey Canright, Kenth Engø-Monsen, Mark Burgess
  • Publication number: 20070209959
    Abstract: A stick-on, flexible peel and seal, wet wipes package includes a flexible package body having a front surface, a rear surface and an internal space sized to contain a plurality of removable wet wipes. An elongated opening extends through the package body to the internal space for accessing and permitting dispensing of the removable wet wipes. A substantially self-closing, resealable label flap is positioned on the front surface of the package body to cover the opening formed therein. The label flap has a bottom surface provided with a sealing adhesive that creates a seal entirely around the periphery of the opening and permits repeated application and removal of the label flap relative to the package body. The label flap further has a starting tab non-adhesively positionable in contact with the front surface of the package body. An adhesive layer structure is provided on the rear surface of the package body for adhering the package body to a support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Inventor: Mark Burgess
  • Publication number: 20060059119
    Abstract: A method, device, and computer program product for ranking documents using link analysis, with remedies for sinks, including forming a metagraph from an original graph containing a link and a node; and one of reversing a link in the metagraph, and pumping a source in the metagraph.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2004
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Applicant: TELENOR ASA
    Inventors: Geoffrey Canright, Kenth Engo-Monsen, Mark Burgess
  • Patent number: 6981909
    Abstract: A method for conditioning a superabrasive grinding tool having a cutting surface includes truing the grinding tool by moving the cutting surface against a truing device to shape the cutting surface into a preselected profile, and subsequently moving the cutting surface against a sacrificial member so that the binder of the grinding tool is worn down, creating a plurality of spaces between the superabrasive particles. The spaces provide a flowpath for coolant and cutting chips during a subsequent machining process on a workpiece. Localized overheating or “burning” of the workpiece is thus avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Gregory Mark Burgess