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).

  • Publication number: 20200340252
    Abstract: A hidden fastener assembly facilitates the attachment of grooved deck members to a joist. A body has an upper platform and a lower reference surface and is traversed by a central opening. A pair of tongues project from the body and are positioned and configured for reception in the grooves of the deck members. A pair of legs straddle the joist to aid in positioning. A fastener received in the opening and driven into the joist secures the deck members to the joist at a desired spacing. The fastener assemblies may be collated for usage in automatic driving tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Logan Carlson, Timothy F. Gillis, Mitchell T. Kraucunas, Peter Barenski, Jr., Frederick A. Enko, Anthony DiSanto, Mark J. Guthrie
  • Publication number: 20200339335
    Abstract: Systems and methods for making an insulating container having at least one cavity in a lid insulating structure or base insulating structure and having at least one vacuum insulated panel disposed within the at least one cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Seiders, Christopher M. Keller, Edward Abante, Dustin Bullock, Matthew Neeley, Mark Carlson Rane, James William Sonntag, Dennis Zuck
  • Patent number: 10810598
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a system and method for receiving transaction data for a transaction, accessing a database comprising alert preference data, generating a contact alert message using the transaction data and alert preference data using a notification server coupled to the database wherein the contact alert message comprises contact information of a first person who conducted the transaction, and sending the contact alert message to a notification device of a second person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Ayman Hammad, Mark Carlson
  • Publication number: 20200320515
    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: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Gourab Basu, Michael Mori, Ross Sakata, Steven Cracknell, Millie Yee, Mark Carlson, Patrick Stan, Surendra Keshan, Edward Katzin
  • Publication number: 20200317394
    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: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Seiders, Mark Carlson Rane, Donald Edward Desroches, Tobias Hotchkiss
  • Publication number: 20200303029
    Abstract: A method of managing errors in a plurality of storage drives includes receiving, at a memory controller coupled to at least one storage medium in an SSD, a read command from a host interface. The method also includes retrieving, from the storage medium, read data corresponding to a plurality of data chunks to be retrieved in response to the read command, and determining that at least one data chunk of the plurality of data chunks is unable to be read, the at least one data chunk corresponding to a failed data chunk. And in response to determining the failed data chunk, sending to the host interface the read data including the failed data chunk or excluding the failed data chunk. And in response to the read command sending to the host interface status information about all data chunks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Neil Buxton, Shigehiro Asano, Steven Wells, Mark Carlson
  • Patent number: 10761269
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of fusion splicing an optical fiber. The method includes the steps of mechanically stripping a coating layer from the optical fiber to form a bare fiber end and inserting the bare fiber end of the optical fiber into a resistive heating element structure to remove residual coating from a cladding layer. The resistive heating element structure shapes a severed end of the coating layer such that the severed end is fully within a cylindrical envelope defined by a non-disturbed portion of the coating layer. The method further includes a step of loading the optical fiber into an alignment groove of a fiber alignment fixture such that the shaped severed end of the optical fiber is in contact with the alignment groove. The method includes a step of fusion splicing the bare fiber end of the optical fiber to a cable fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Scott Carlson, Paul Suek, Marlon E. Holmquist, Mark D. Narum, Richard William Bruneau
  • Publication number: 20200261715
    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 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas B. Eby, Alex C. Soriano, Mark Carlson
  • Patent number: 10748149
    Abstract: Systems, architecture of the systems, and methods for generating alert message are disclosed. A user enrolls in an alert messaging service. Information that the user provides during an enrollment process are sent into a database. the user performs a transaction using a portable consumer device. Transaction data are sent to a computer apparatus. The computer apparatus accesses the database containing alert customization data. An alert message is generated based on the transaction data and the alert customization data. The alert message is sent to a user device. The systems, resources and processes responsible for performing the transaction and providing the alert messages are separated so that the transaction processing and alert generation are performed in parallel by systems in communication with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Ayman Hammad, Mark Carlson
  • Publication number: 20200247486
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a frame, a series of tractive assemblies coupled to the frame, a cabin, and a mount. The mount includes a boss coupled to the cabin, a first bracket pivotably coupled to the boss, a second bracket coupled to the frame, and a first isolator and a second isolator extending between the first bracket and the second bracket and coupling the first bracket to the second bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Oshkosh Defense, LLC
    Inventors: Mike Groteleuschen, Kris Krueger, Mark Boyce, Harold Vincent, Jake Leeman, Scott Mueller, Micah Richmond, Tim Snyder, Jennifer King, Terry Carlson, Mike Wrege
  • Patent number: 10733623
    Abstract: To automate the redemption of offer benefits, data associating offers and payment accounts is stored in the data warehouse of a first transaction handler. If a payment account to which an offer is associated is in the payment processing network of a second transaction handler separate from the first transaction handler, the system uses a payment processor that is in both the payment processing network of the first transaction handler and the payment processing network of the second transaction handler to communicate with the first transaction handler to detect the authorization request in the payment account that satisfies the benefit redemption requirements of the respective offer and apply the offer benefit to the transaction when the authorization request is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Joseph Bjorn Ovick, Mark Carlson, Ryan Hagey, Margaret Reid, Patrick Stan, Patrick Wright, Krishna Prasad Koganti, Glenn Powell, Phillip Lyle Kumnick
  • Publication number: 20200236954
    Abstract: A foodstuff grinder attachment kit includes: a lower tray including a plurality of receptacles; a grinder housing positioned in a first one of the receptacles, the grinder housing including a feed tube, a main body, and a conveyor configured to convey a foodstuff from the feed tube to an opening in the main body; and a feed tray having a feed exit, the feed tray configured to engage and overlie the lower tray to provide a cover for the kit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Mark K Romandy, Drew Carlson
  • Patent number: 10722252
    Abstract: Catheter devices, assemblies and related methods for percutaneous crossing of an occlusion in a blood vessel are disclosed. A catheter device can include a central catheter, two side tubes, and a distally-protruding, curved subintimal guidewire. The central catheter can define a central lumen that extends from a proximal end to a distal end of the central catheter. The lumen can be configured to receive a primary guidewire. The central catheter can also define at least one reentry aperture oriented transverse to the central lumen. The first and second side tubes can be coupled with the central catheter, extending along a longitudinal axis thereof, with the first side tube flanking an opposite side of the central catheter relative to the second side tube. The subintimal guidewire can extend from the first side tube, distally beyond the distal end of the central catheter, to the second side tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Teleflex Life Sciences Limited
    Inventors: Joshua Brenizer, Jesse Leonard Farris, III, Thomas Kouchoukos, Mark Wendle, Brandon VanHee, Dean Peterson, Steve Michael, Alexander Marine, Lyndon Carlson
  • Patent number: 10726413
    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: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    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: 10726416
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for conducting a transaction that includes receiving a pseudo account identifier that corresponds to a primary account identifier. The pseudo account identifier may be received at a portable wireless device and may be generated by a remote server computer. The portable wireless device can receive the pseudo account identifier over a first network and provide the pseudo account identifier to an access device. The access devices generally comprises a reader that can receive the pseudo account identifier, and thereafter send a message to request authorization of a transaction. The authorization request message may include the pseudo account identifier and is sent to a payment processing network. The authorization request message is sent to the payment processing network over a second network. The payment processing network may then process the authorization message and return a response that indicates if the transaction is authorized or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventor: Mark Carlson
  • Patent number: 10713334
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a data processing system includes a plurality of processing units, each processing unit having one or more processor cores. The system further includes a plurality of memory roots, each memory root being associated with one of the processing units. Each memory root includes one or more branches and a plurality of memory leaves to store data. Each of the branches is associated with one or more of the memory leaves and to provide access to the data stored therein. The system further includes a memory fabric coupled to each of the branches of each memory root to allow each branch to access data stored in any of the memory leaves associated with any one of remaining branches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Mark Himelstein, Bruce Wilford, Richard Van Gaasbeck, Todd Wilde, Rick Carlson, Vikram Venkataraghavan, Vishwas Durai, Blair Barnett, Kevin Rowett
  • Patent number: 10692076
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed at systems, apparatuses, and methods for indirect device pairing through a trusted intermediary. One embodiment is directed to a method including receiving a pairing identifier associated with an untrusted device controller. The method further comprises extracting the pairing identifier from the pairing request, searching a pairing identifier database for a matching pairing identifier, determining an untrusted device controller associated with the matching pairing identifier, and sending the pairing request to the untrusted device controller. The untrusted device controller may identify the untrusted device, associate the pairing identifier with the trusted intermediary, and lock the pairing identifier. The method further comprises receiving a pairing response indicating that the untrusted device is paired with the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventor: Mark Carlson
  • Patent number: D888508
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Carlson Rane, Elizaveta Morris
  • Patent number: D888509
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Carlson Rane, Elizaveta Morris
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    Patent number: D899862
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Carlson Rane, Matthew Brian Neeley