Patents by Inventor Mark Burns

Mark Burns 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: 10970459
    Abstract: Dynamic web content personalization may be used to alter a web page such that two different people who view that web page do not see the exact same content on that page. The present disclosure includes techniques that allow a web page to be structured, via underlying source code, so that content can be dynamically generated based on a user transaction history. Further, dynamic content customization can effectively change the layout and functionality of a web page in ways not previously contemplated. For example, different control elements may become accessible based on a particular contextual user profile assigned to a user based on a transaction history. Modular content modules may also have a different appearance for different users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Justin Scott Lowery, Mark Robert Shulman, Adam Dustan, Keith Burns, Carla Lee Capps, Francisco Ulises Garcia Martinez, Sriram Ramakrishnan, Frank Anthony Nuzzi
  • Publication number: 20210094876
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system for manufacturing cement wherein ground particles of cement and calcium sulfate are subjected to infrared sensors, laser sensors, or both, so that emanated, irradiated, transmitted, and/or absorbed energy having wavelengths principally within the range of 700 nanometers to 1 millimeter can be monitored and compared to stored data previously obtained from ground cement and sulfate particles and preferably correlated with stored strength, calorimetric, or other data values, such that adjustments can be made to the mill processing conditions, such as the form or amounts of calcium sulfate (e.g., gypsum, plaster, anhydride), or cement additive levels. The strength and other properties of cement can be thus adjusted, and its quality can be more uniform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Elise Berodier, Nathan A. Tregger, Josephine H. Cheung, David F. Myers, Li Zhang, Dorota Kazmierczak, Lawrence R. Roberts, Denise A. Silva, Richard Sibbick, Jeffrey Thomas, Mark F. Roberts, Riccardo Stoppa, Elizabeth Burns
  • Patent number: 10955400
    Abstract: A sensor for detecting heavy metals in water is provided. The sensor includes a first electrode and a second electrode, the first electrode and the second electrode having complementary interdigitated surfaces that are separated from each other by a first gap having a distance of greater than or equal to about 500 nm to less than or equal to about 10 ?m. The sensor also includes a power source connectable to the first electrode and the second electrode. The sensor is configured to continuously monitor water for the presence of heavy metals. Methods of making and using the sensor are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Michigan
    Inventors: Wen-Chi Lin, Mark A. Burns
  • Publication number: 20210048431
    Abstract: The present invention relates to assays, methods, and kits to assess traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a subject. The present invention also relates to ultrasensitive assays for GFAP, tau, CKBB, IL-1?, IL-2, IL-6, IL-10, IL-22, IP-10, TNF?, TSLP, NFL, and/or NFH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicants: MESO SCALE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC., GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Jeff DEBAD, Joshua GATSON, Mark BURNS, Arianna BIESSO
  • Patent number: 10900921
    Abstract: A multi-functional sensor assembly includes an electrically non-conductive substrate defining at least a distal region, intermediary region, and proximal region that are each covered with electrically conductive traces. The proximal region is configured to be exposed to a media to be sensed and the distal and intermediary regions are configured to be protected from the media. The electrically conductive traces comprise at least electrical circuits to sense temperature and flow of the media and one or more electrodes to sense one or more of conductivity, oxidation reduction potential (ORP), and acidity (pH) of the media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: Masco Corporation, THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: Klaus Brondum, Mark A. Burns, Wen-Chi Lin, Michael McCague, Stephen Michael Stec, Brian J. Johnson, Garry Marty
  • Publication number: 20210018839
    Abstract: Described herein are technologies to facilitate device fabrication, especially those that involve spin coatings of a substrate. More particularly, technologies described herein facilitate the planarization (i.e., flatness) of spin coatings during the device fabrication to form a uniformly planar film or layer on the substrate. This abstract itself is not intended to limit the scope of this patent. The scope of the present invention is pointed out in the appending claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Carcasi, Ryan Burns, Mark Somervell
  • Publication number: 20210010916
    Abstract: A droplet-based microfluidic rheometer system and method of use for real-time viscosity monitoring of blood coagulation is disclosed. Droplets of blood samples are generated in a microfluidic rheometer, and the size of the droplets is highly correlated to the sample viscosity. The size of the droplets can be determined optically using an inverted light microscope and a camera or using electrodes. The microfluidic rheometer systems provides viscosity measurements in less than a second and consumes less than 1 ?l blood or plasma over an hour period. The viscosity measurements may be displayed and transmitted to the Internet or cloud storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Yunzi Li, Kevin Ward, Mark A. Burns
  • Publication number: 20200405710
    Abstract: The present application relates to the treatment of nematode infections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Peter Roy, Sean Harrington, Jacob Pyche, Andrew Burns, Rachel Ross, Mark Lautens
  • Publication number: 20200390633
    Abstract: A knee rehabilitative device permits a user to provide resistive stretching caused when the leg or other joint is extended or straightened, facilitating exercise and strengthening of the user's muscles and improved flexibility in the area of the knee or other joint area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Mark W. Publicover, Jebodiah Burns, Jon Patton Hylbert
  • Publication number: 20200395224
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a method for processing a substrate includes applying a surface treatment to selected surfaces of the substrate. The substrate has a non-planar topography including structures defining recesses. The method further includes depositing a fill material on the substrate by spin-on deposition. The surface treatment directs the fill material to the recesses and away from the selected surfaces to fill the recesses with the fill material without adhering to the selected surfaces. The method further includes removing the surface treatment from the selected surfaces of the substrate and depositing a planarizing film on the substrate by spin-on deposition. The planarizing film is deposited on the selected surfaces and top surfaces of the fill material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Ryan Burns, Mark Somervell, Corey Lemley
  • Patent number: 10865027
    Abstract: A package containing a food product is provided where the package is configured to facilitate opening by using the food product to initiate opening of the packages. The package includes an outer wrapper with a line of weakness that is generally aligned with or above an upper profile of the food product such that when the wrapper is pulled against the food product one or more stress concentrations is created along the line of weakness due to the profile of the food product, whether in direct or near direct contact with the line of weakness of by the food product spacing front and rear walls of the wrapper apart during opening. The stress concentrations facilitate initiation of tearing or rupturing along the line of weakness such that a portion of the package can be completely or at least partially removed to expose at least a portion of the food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Isabel Hall, Justin Burns, Mark Kansburg, Robert Sosnowski
  • Patent number: 10845284
    Abstract: A droplet-based microfluidic rheometer system and method of use for real-time viscosity monitoring of blood coagulation is disclosed. Droplets of blood samples are generated in a microfluidic rheometer, and the size of the droplets is highly correlated to the sample viscosity. The size of the droplets can be determined optically using an inverted light microscope and a camera or using electrodes. The microfluidic rheometer systems provides viscosity measurements in less than a second and consumes less than 1?{umlaut over (?)} blood or plasma over an hour period. The viscosity measurements may be displayed and transmitted to the Internet or cloud storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: Yunzi Li, Kevin R. Ward, Mark A. Burns
  • Publication number: 20200365435
    Abstract: A substrate container includes a container portion having an open side or bottom, and a door to sealingly close the open side or bottom, one of the door and the container portion defining access structure. The substrate container additionally includes a check-valve assembly, the check-valve assembly being retained with respect to the access structure to provide fluid communication with an interior of the substrate container. The check-valve assembly includes a grommet, the grommet being formed of an elastomeric material. A valve seat is disposed within the grommet, the valve seat being integrally formed with the grommet according to one aspect, and being formed of a separate piece according to another aspect. An elastomeric valve member, specifically an elastomeric umbrella valve member according to one aspect, is disposed within the grommet and held to engage the valve seat, thereby restricting fluid flow through the check-valve assembly with respect to the interior of the substrate container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew A. FULLER, Mark V. SMITH, Jeffery J. KING, John BURNS
  • Patent number: 10740326
    Abstract: A network resource access system for providing access by a user to network resources over a communications network, the system comprising: a resource registry including stored resource records associated with each of the network resources and a stored user profile containing a list of network resources such that the network resources have a ranking relative to each other based at least in part on user behavior with respect to usage of each of the network resources, the user profile associated with the user such that the list of network resources contains the network resources previously accessed by the user; and a resource service for receiving an access query from a network terminal identifying the user and associated with submission of application data for processing by a selected network resource from the list, the resource service further configured for accessing the user profile to identify a suggested network resource from the list in view of the relative ranking and for sending identification of the su
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark Burns, Michael St. Laurent, Dharmesh Krishnammagaru
  • Patent number: 10740474
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for generation of secure indexes that permit the querying or searching of encrypted data in a cryptographically-secure manner. In various embodiments, a filter gradient comprises a node identifier, a set membership filter, and an ordered genealogy (such that it comprises a filter that encodes a subset of the items encoded by its parent), and a FiG tree is a rooted tree with filter gradients (and, optionally, one or more dictionaries) as nodes such that each filter gradient uses a different hash. A HiiT data structure, in various embodiments, comprises a hash table that points to the rows of an inverted index table. In various embodiments, an oblivious pseudorandom function may be employed to mask, secure, and prepare the phrases for insertion into the secure indexes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Ionic Security Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Ghetti, Ryan Mark Speers, Jonathan Thomas Burns, Jeffrey Howard
  • Publication number: 20200230603
    Abstract: A microfluidic device system includes a channel having an entrance and an exit, a height at the entrance being greater than a height at the exit. The height of the channel may decrease continuously from the height at the entrance to the height at the exit. Cells or particles or beads traveling through the channel become trapped based on their size and/or deformability. A visual sensor captures images of the trapped cells or particles or beads, and image software analyzes the captured images to provide size and/or deformability and/or fluorescence information. A method of fabricating such a microfluidic device includes introducing a glass wafer to an etching solution at a specific rate such that a first end of the glass wafer is etched longer than other portions of the glass wafer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Mark A. Burns, Alyse D. Krausz, Sarah Elizabeth Mena, Martin Patrick De Beer, Kevin R. Ward
  • Patent number: 10702409
    Abstract: Closure devices that may be used for various articles, such as braces, medical devices, shoes, clothing, apparel, and the like. The closure devices may include a tightening mechanism that may function as a handle that allows an individual to wrap an article around body part, couple the article about the body part, and then tension or tighten the article using a single hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Boa Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Burns, James Capra, Tamara White, Mark Soderberg
  • Publication number: 20200187861
    Abstract: An electrode device is disclosed comprising: an elongate, implantable body comprising elastomeric material, a plurality of electrodes positioned along a length of the implantable body; an electrical connection comprising one or more conductive elements extending through the elastomeric material and electrically connecting to the electrodes; and a reinforcement device extending through the elastomeric material. The length of the implantable body is extendible by placing the implantable body under tension. The reinforcement device limits the degree by which the length of the implantable body can extend under tension. At least one of the electrodes can extend circumferentially around a portion of the implantable body. A delivery device and method of delivery for an electrode device is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Edward Williams, Mark James Cook, Owen Burns, Chua Vanessa Maxim, Alan Lai
  • Patent number: 10677746
    Abstract: There is provided a measurement apparatus for obtaining conductivity measurements of a surface of a structure. The apparatus has a housing, and a pair of support legs depending from the housing. Each support leg has a first end, wherein the first ends define a support leg plane. The apparatus has a pair of conductive measurement probes slidably disposed between the support legs, and at least one force applying member coupled to the housing. The at least one force applying member applies a biasing force to cause the pair of conductive measurement probes to extend a predetermined distance beyond the support leg plane. A downward applied force applied to the housing, when the conductive measurement probes are in contact with the surface, causes a displacement of the conductive measurement probes, until the first ends of the support legs contact the surface. Conductivity measurements between the conductive measurement probes are consistently obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mark A. Schmier, II, Gary E. Jones, Ricky A. Kuehn, Heather Burns, Carlos Portugal
  • Publication number: 20200155405
    Abstract: A knee rehabilitative device permits a user to provide elastic resistive stretching caused when the leg or other joint is extended or straitened, facilitating exercise and strengthening of the user's muscles and improved flexibility in the area of the knee or other joint area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Mark W. Publicover, Jebodiah Burns, Jon Patton Hylbert