Patents by Inventor Mark Carlson

Mark Carlson 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: 12032438
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a solid state drive (SSD) comprises a plurality of non-volatile memory dies communicatively arranged in one or more communication channels, each of the plurality of non-volatile memory dies comprising a plurality of physical blocks, one or more channel controllers communicatively coupled to the one or more communication channels, respectively, and a memory controller communicatively coupled to the plurality of non-volatile memory dies via the one or more channel controllers, wherein the memory controller is configured to assign (i) the plurality of physical blocks of a first die of the plurality of non-volatile memory dies to only a first region and (ii) the plurality of physical blocks of a second die of the plurality of non-volatile memory dies to only a second region, perform only read operations on the first region in a first operation mode, and perform write operations or maintenance operations on the second region in a second operation mode concurrently with read operations on the fir
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: KIOXIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven Wells, Mark Carlson, Amit Jain, Narasimhulu Dharani Kotte, Senthil Thangaraj, Barada Mishra, Girish Desai
  • Patent number: 12006091
    Abstract: An accessory for use with a portable container includes a jacket having a storage member and configured to extend around at least a portion of the sidewall of the container and a connection member connected to the jacket and configured to support the jacket in connection with the container. The connection member includes a connector configured to be connected to a port on the container such that a portion of the connector is received through the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Seiders, Mark Carlson Rane, Donald Edward Desroches, Tobias Hotchkiss
  • Publication number: 20240181249
    Abstract: A biostimulator, such as a leadless cardiac pacemaker, including a fixation element and an electrode mounted on a resilient scaffold, is described. The fixation element and the resilient scaffold are coupled to a housing of the biostimulator. The resilient scaffold can support the electrode against a target tissue at a location that is radially offset from a location where the fixation element anchors the housing to the target tissue. A flexibility of the resilient scaffold allows the electrode to conform to a shape and movement of the target tissue when the housing is rigidly fixed to the target tissue by the fixation element. The resiliently supported electrode that is radially offset from the anchor point can reliably pace the target tissue without piercing the target tissue. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2024
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Inventors: Thomas B. Eby, Alex C. Soriano, Mark Carlson
  • Patent number: 12002037
    Abstract: A method for authenticating a consumer. The method includes receiving an authorization request message associated with a consumer conducting a transaction with a portable consumer device. A challenge message is sent to the consumer, where the challenge message is dynamic or semi-dynamic. A challenge response message is received from the consumer, and an authorization response message is sent to the consumer. The authorization response message indicates whether or not the transaction is authorized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Visa U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Ayman Hammad, Patrick Faith, Mark Carlson
  • Patent number: 11976498
    Abstract: A container having a base and a lid is provided. The lid may be rotatable about a hinge from a closed configuration to an open configuration and may be secured, via one or more latching assemblies. The latching assembly may comprise a latch body, a locking member, a biasing member, and an activating member. Additional features of the container may include handles and strength increasing features. The base and lid may also feature attachment points for various accessories. A carry strap may attach to the base of the container to allow a user to lift and carry the container. The container may also have a wheels attached to the bottom portion and/or across the bottom portion to one side of the sidewall structure. In addition, in exemplary containers with wheels, a pull handle may be attached to a side opposite the wheels. The lid may include a lid support member that can act as a molle board to releasably secure items to the lid support member while also providing structural support to the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Seiders, Steve Charles Nichols, Kyle Ellison, Andy Bondhus, Tobias Hotchkiss, Liza Morris, Dennis Zuck, Ryan Nixon, Mark Carlson Rane, Walter T. Blanchard, Nicholas James Lombardi, Dustin Bullock, Michael Christopher Cieszko, Derek G. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11952172
    Abstract: An accessory for use with a portable container includes a jacket configured to extend around at least a portion of the sidewall of the container, the jacket including a plurality of modular sections formed separately and connected together around the at least a portion of the sidewall of the container. The modular sections include a first modular section having extending around a first portion of the sidewall of the container, a second modular section connected to the first modular section and extending around a second portion of the sidewall of the container, and at least one additional modular section extending around a third portion of the sidewall of the container. The first and second modular sections have different structural configurations. The accessory also includes a first connection member connected to the jacket and configured to support the jacket in connection with the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Kyle Edward Rogers, Andrew M. Bosway, Scott Barbieri, Steve Charles Nichols, Mark Carlson Rane, Donald Edward Desroches
  • Patent number: 11951227
    Abstract: Coated and expanded, nanofiber structures are provided and methods of use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
    Inventors: Jingwei Xie, Shixuan Chen, Mark Carlson
  • Publication number: 20240108451
    Abstract: The present invention includes an embolic protection device comprising a catheter having a self-expanding embolic filter that is disposed around the catheter proximal to a distal portion, wherein the embolic filter comprises a frame, and the frame defines an opening of the embolic filter that faces the distal end of the catheter; a deployment mechanism that is disposed around at least a portion of the catheter, wherein the deployment mechanism is longitudinally movable with respect to the catheter, the deployment mechanism is configured to contain the embolic filter in a collapsed configuration, and the embolic filter is configured to self-expand upon the longitudinal retraction of the deployment mechanism; and a wire coupled to the frame for expanding the size or diameter of the embolic filter opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: William M. Merhi, Andy Black, Mark Carlson, Josh Greene, Kelly Jensen, Andy Leopold, Ben Rockwell
  • Publication number: 20240101319
    Abstract: An example lid assembly can include a lid and a slider. The lid can include a wall defining a recess. The slider can be configured to slide in the recess and can be configured to move between a closed position where the slider covers an opening to aid in preventing spilling of contents of the container, and an opened position where the slider uncovers the opening such that the contents may be poured from the container. The slider can be configured to be removable from the lid and can be replaced back on the lid. Additionally, the slider can be formed from upper and lower sled elements 130,136 that are magnetically coupled to one another. In some examples, the lower sled of the slider may include an air vent with rounded entry portions, and the lid assembly may include engaging members with ramped surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Cody Jinkins, Andy Bondhus, Mark Carlson Rane, Dustin Bullock, John Fritz, William Drinkwater, Matthew Bryson, Elizabeth Ruchte
  • Publication number: 20240092534
    Abstract: An accessory for use with a portable container includes a jacket configured to extend around at least a portion of the sidewall of the container, the jacket including a plurality of modular sections formed separately and connected together around the at least a portion of the sidewall of the container. The modular sections include a first modular section having extending around a first portion of the sidewall of the container, a second modular section connected to the first modular section and extending around a second portion of the sidewall of the container, and at least one additional modular section extending around a third portion of the sidewall of the container. The first and second modular sections have different structural configurations. The accessory also includes a first connection member connected to the jacket and configured to support the jacket in connection with the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Kyle Edward Rogers, Andrew M. Bosway, Scott Barbieri, Steve Charles Nichols, Mark Carlson Rane, Donald Edward Desroches
  • Publication number: 20240074829
    Abstract: Tissue access devices and methods of using the same are disclosed. The devices can have a sensor configured to occlude a flow path by deflecting a membrane into the flow path when the devices become dislodged from tissue. The sensor can be configured to partially or fully occlude the flow path. The sensor can have a spring. The spring can be biased to move the sensor from a sensor first configuration to a sensor second configuration when a force applied by the sensor first surface against a non-sensor surface changes from a first force to a second force less than the first force. The membrane can be deflected into the flow path when the sensor is in the sensor second configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: Hemotek Medical Incorporated
    Inventors: Patrick ROUSCHE, Peter TEK, Charles VENTURA, Richard A. SCRIBNER, Andrew BLACK, Andrew LEOPOLD, Mark CARLSON, Todd MACY, Daniel LANE, Adam HENSEL, Edward BROWKA
  • Patent number: 11904162
    Abstract: A biostimulator, such as a leadless cardiac pacemaker, including a fixation element and an electrode mounted on a resilient scaffold, is described. The fixation element and the resilient scaffold are coupled to a housing of the biostimulator. The resilient scaffold can support the electrode against a target tissue at a location that is radially offset from a location where the fixation element anchors the housing to the target tissue. A flexibility of the resilient scaffold allows the electrode to conform to a shape and movement of the target tissue when the housing is rigidly fixed to the target tissue by the fixation element. The resiliently supported electrode that is radially offset from the anchor point can reliably pace the target tissue without piercing the target tissue. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas B. Eby, Alex C. Soriano, Mark Carlson
  • Publication number: 20230414337
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes apparatuses and methods for a distal protection system. The system may include a delivery catheter, an embolic protection apparatus, and a retrieval catheter. An improved embolic protection apparatus which includes a wire, an expandable loop connected to a porous filter, with two legs used to connect the loop to the wire is provided. Embolic protection apparatuses that can be used in a wide diameter range of lumens is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: Fortuna Clinical, LLC
    Inventors: Jan Skowronski, Mark Carlson
  • Publication number: 20230406581
    Abstract: An example lid assembly can include a lid and a slider. The lid can include a wall defining a recess. The slider can be configured to slide in the recess and can be configured to move between a closed position where the slider covers the opening to aid in preventing spilling of contents of the container, and an opened position where the slider uncovers the opening such that the contents may be poured from the container. The slider can be configured to be removable from the lid and can be replaced back on the lid. Additionally, the slider can be formed from upper and lower sled elements that are magnetically coupled to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Cody Jinkins, Andy Bondhus, Mark Carlson Rane, Dustin Bullock, John Fritz
  • Patent number: 11847645
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for providing an account token to an external entity during the lifecycle of a payment transaction. In some embodiments, an external entity may be a merchant computer requesting authorization of a payment message. In other embodiments, the external entity may be a support computer providing a payment processing network or a merchant support functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Gourab Basu, Michael Mori, Ross Sakata, Steven Cracknell, Millie Yee, Mark Carlson, Patrick Stan, Surendra Keshan, Edward Katzin
  • Patent number: 11803846
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for providing an account token to an external entity during the lifecycle of a payment transaction. In some embodiments, an external entity may be a merchant computer requesting authorization of a payment message. In other embodiments, the external entity may be a support computer providing a payment processing network or a merchant support functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Gourab Basu, Michael Mori, Ross Sakata, Steven Cracknell, Millie Yee, Mark Carlson, Patrick Stan, Surendra Keshan, Edward Katzin
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    Patent number: D1011842
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Carlson Rane, Matthew Brian Neeley
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    Patent number: D1022602
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Desiree Hunter, Robert Throop, Mark Carlson Rane, Laura Flores, Michael Cieszko
  • Patent number: D1033158
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Steve Charles Nichols, Andy Bondhus, Tobias Hotchkiss, Mark Carlson Rane, John Loudenslager, Derek G. Sullivan
  • Patent number: D1034075
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Dustin Bullock, Colin Darling, Liza Morris, Mark Carlson Rane