Patents by Inventor Mark D. Adams

Mark D. Adams 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: 20200293476
    Abstract: A first operation identifier is assigned to a current operation directed to a memory component, the first operation identifier having a first entry in a first data structure that associates the first operation identifier with a first buffer identifier. It is determined whether the current operation collides with a prior operation assigned a second operation identifier, the second operation identifier having a second entry in the first data structure that associates the second operation identifier with a second buffer identifier. A latest flag is updated to indicate that the first entry is a latest operation directed to an address (1) in response to determining that the current operation collides with the prior operation and that the current and prior operations are read operations, or (2) in response to determining to determining that the current operation does not collide with a prior operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Lyle E. Adams, Mark Ish, Pushpa Seetamraju, Karl D. Schuh, Dan Tupy
  • Patent number: 10773480
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to cell assemblies for fabricating superhard materials (e.g., used in a high-pressure cubic press) and methods of using the same. The disclosed cell assemblies include a plurality of internal anvils, at least some of which are positioned internally relative to a cell pressure medium of the cell assembly. Such a configuration for the cell assemblies may enable one or more of intensifying cell pressure, reducing processing time, or reducing costs for fabricating such superhard materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: US SYNTHETIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Bertagnolli, Michael A. Vail, Jiang Qian, Jason K. Wiggins, Mark P. Chapman, Arnold D. Cooper, Debkumar Mukhopadhyay, Amy Leigh Rodriguez, Stephen Rudger Adams
  • Patent number: 10705996
    Abstract: A first operation identifier is assigned to a first operation directed to a memory component, the first operation identifier having an entry in a first data structure that associates the first operation identifier with a first plurality of buffer identifiers. It is determined whether the first operation collides with a prior operation assigned a second operation identifier, the second operation identifier having an entry in the first data structure that associates the second operation identifier with a second plurality of buffer identifiers. It is determined whether the first operation is a read or a write operation. In response to determining that the first operation collides with the prior operation and that the first operation is a read operation, the first plurality of buffer identifiers are updated with a buffer identifier included in the second plurality of buffer identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Lyle E. Adams, Mark Ish, Pushpa Seetamraju, Karl D. Schuh, Dan Tupy
  • Publication number: 20200192844
    Abstract: A first operation identifier is assigned to a first operation directed to a memory component, the first operation identifier having an entry in a first data structure that associates the first operation identifier with a first plurality of buffer identifiers. It is determined whether the first operation collides with a prior operation assigned a second operation identifier, the second operation identifier having an entry in the first data structure that associates the second operation identifier with a second plurality of buffer identifiers. It is determined whether the first operation is a read or a write operation. In response to determining that the first operation collides with the prior operation and that the first operation is a read operation, the first plurality of buffer identifiers are updated with a buffer identifier included in the second plurality of buffer identifiers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Lyle E. Adams, Mark Ish, Pushpa Seetamraju, Karl D. Schuh, Dan Tupy
  • Publication number: 20200178958
    Abstract: A surgical instrument for use by an operator in a surgical procedure includes an elongate shaft, an end effector extending from the elongate shaft, and a control system. The end effector is articulatable relative to the elongate shaft between a home state position and an articulated position. The control system includes a processor and a memory coupled to the processor to store program instructions. The processor can alert the operator when the end effector reaches the home state position from the articulated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Mark D. Overmyer, Brett E. Swensgard, Shane R. Adams, Thomas W. Lytle, IV, Richard L. Leimbach, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Kevin L. Houser
  • Patent number: 10675976
    Abstract: A vehicle display assembly may comprise a transparent element defining a viewing surface, a display element disposed behind the transparent element, and a printed circuit board in electrical communication with the display element. The display element is configured to generate an image visible through the transparent element. The vehicle display assembly may be in communication with at least one of a vehicle sensor and a vehicle computer. The images appearing in the display element may change orientation based on the presence or absence of a vehicle occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason D. Hallack, Eric S. Lundy, Danny L. Minikey, Jr., Neil J. Boehm, Sebastien C. Jaeger, David J. Cammenga, Brian D. Jewell, Blake R. Adams, Gregory M. Ejsmont, William D. Short, II, Karri M. Kluting, William C. Schenk, Mark R. Roth, Andrew D. Weller, Jonathan A. Morey
  • Publication number: 20200146678
    Abstract: Surgical instruments and control systems therefor are disclosed. A surgical instrument can comprise: a power circuit comprising a power source and a switch, a microcontroller coupled to the power circuit, a handle comprising an attachment portion, and a control circuit in signal communication with the microcontroller. The attachment portion can comprise a first electrical contact in signal communication with the microcontroller. The control circuit can comprise a sensor configured to detect an attachment state of the attachment portion. The control circuit can communicate the detected attachment state to the microcontroller, and the microcontroller can ignore signals from the first electrical contact when the control circuit communicates a detached state. The attachment portion can comprise a second electrical contact coupled to a second power circuit, and the second power circuit can decouple the second electrical contact and the second power source when the sensor detects the detached state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Richard L. Leimbach, Mark D. Overmyer, Shane R. Adams
  • Patent number: 10617416
    Abstract: Surgical instruments and control systems therefor are disclosed. A surgical instrument can comprise: a power circuit comprising a power source and a switch, a microcontroller coupled to the power circuit, a handle comprising an attachment portion, and a control circuit in signal communication with the microcontroller. The attachment portion can comprise a first electrical contact in signal communication with the microcontroller. The control circuit can comprise a sensor configured to detect an attachment state of the attachment portion. The control circuit can communicate the detected attachment state to the microcontroller, and the microcontroller can ignore signals from the first electrical contact when the control circuit communicates a detached state. The attachment portion can comprise a second electrical contact coupled to a second power circuit, and the second power circuit can decouple the second electrical contact and the second power source when the sensor detects the detached state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Richard L. Leimbach, Mark D. Overmyer, Shane R. Adams
  • Publication number: 20200100699
    Abstract: A powered surgical cutting and stapling instrument is disclosed. The instrument includes at least one sensor to measure at least one parameter associated with the instrument, at least one processor, and a memory operatively associated with the processor. The memory includes machine executable instructions that when executed by the processor cause the processor to monitor the at least one sensor over a predetermined time period and determine a rate of change of the measured parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Brett E. Swensgard, Richard L. Leimbach, Shane R. Adams, Mark D. Overmyer
  • Publication number: 20200093506
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a surgical instrument including an end effector, a drive member movable to effectuate a motion in said end effector, a motor operable to move the drive member to effectuate the motion in the end effector and a bailout assembly operable to perform a mechanical bailout of the surgical instrument in response to a bailout error. The bailout assembly includes a bailout door, a bailout handle accessible through the bailout door. The bailout handle is operable to move the drive member to effectuate a bailout motion in the end effector. A controller includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor is configured to detect the bailout error. The processor is programed to stop the motor in response to the detection of the bailout error.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Richard L. Leimbach, Shane R. Adams, Mark D. Overmyer, Brett E. Swensgard, Thomas W. Lytle, IV, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Kevin L. Houser
  • Patent number: 10588626
    Abstract: A surgical instrument including a shaft, an end effector extending distally from the shaft, a display, and a system or sensor configured to monitor a status of the surgical instrument. The display is configured to display information pertaining to the detected status of the surgical instrument. In one embodiment, the display displays a subsequent step of operating the surgical instrument. In another embodiment, the display displays a subsequent step of assembling the surgical instrument. The display is additionally configured to enter a low-power mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Mark D. Overmyer, Brett E. Swensgard, Shane R. Adams, Thomas W. Lytle, IV, Richard L. Leimbach, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Kevin L. Houser
  • Publication number: 20200060713
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a surgical instrument including an end effector, a drive member movable to effectuate a motion in said end effector, a motor operable to move the drive member to effectuate the motion in the end effector and a bailout assembly operable to perform a mechanical bailout of the surgical instrument in response to a bailout error. The bailout assembly includes a bailout door, a bailout handle accessible through the bailout door. The bailout handle is operable to move the drive member to effectuate a bailout motion in the end effector. A controller includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor is configured to detect the bailout error. The processor is programmed to stop the motor in response to the detection of the bailout error.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Richard L. Leimbach, Shane R. Adams, Mark D. Overmyer, Brett E. Swensgard, Thomas W. Lytle, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Kevin L. Houser
  • Publication number: 20200031076
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to cell assemblies for fabricating superhard materials (e.g., used in a high-pressure cubic press) and methods of using the same. The disclosed cell assemblies include a plurality of internal anvils, at least some of which are positioned internally relative to a cell pressure medium of the cell assembly. Such a configuration for the cell assemblies may enable one or more of intensifying cell pressure, reducing processing time, or reducing costs for fabricating such superhard materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Bertagnolli, Michael A. Vail, Jiang Qian, Jason K. Wiggins, Mark P. Chapman, Arnold D. Cooper, Debkumar Mukhopadhyay, Amy Leigh Rodriguez, Stephen Rudger Adams
  • Publication number: 20200029964
    Abstract: A surgical instrument can comprise a handle including a battery cavity and electrical contacts and, in addition, a battery removably positionable in the battery cavity. The battery is configured to engage and supply power to the electrical contacts when the battery is operably seated in the battery cavity. The handle further comprises diagnostic means for assessing whether the handle is in a suitable operating and a battery lockout configured to permit the battery from being operably seated in the battery cavity if the diagnostic means determines that the handle is not in a suitable operating condition. Additionally or alternatively, the handle can comprise a battery lock configured to prevent the battery from being disengaged from the electrical contacts when the handle is transmitting an operating motion to a shaft assembly attached to the handle, for example. Either one system or two systems can comprise the battery lockout and battery lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Mark D. Overmyer, Michael D. Auld, Shane R. Adams, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris
  • Patent number: 10521383
    Abstract: A first operation identifier is assigned to a first operation directed to a memory component, the first operation identifier having an entry in a first data structure that associates the first operation identifier with a first plurality of buffer identifiers. It is determined whether the first operation collides with a prior operation assigned a second operation identifier, the second operation identifier having an entry in the first data structure that associates the second operation identifier with a second plurality of buffer identifiers. It is determined whether the first operation is a read or a write operation. In response to determining that the first operation collides with the prior operation and that the first operation is a read operation, the first plurality of buffer identifiers are updated with a buffer identifier included in the second plurality of buffer identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Lyle E. Adams, Mark Ish, Pushpa Seetamraju, Karl D. Schuh, Dan Tupy
  • Patent number: 10499745
    Abstract: A furniture member may include first and second seat assemblies and an auxiliary assembly. The first seat assembly includes a first seat bottom and a first seatback. The second seat assembly includes a second seat bottom and a second seatback. The second seat assembly may be movable relative to the first seat assembly between a retracted position in which the first seat bottom and the first seatback portion are adjacent to the second seat bottom and the second seatback, and an extended position in which the first seat bottom and the first seatback are spaced apart from the second seat bottom and the second seatback. The auxiliary assembly is movable between a stowed position in which the auxiliary assembly is disposed below the first and second seat assemblies and a deployed position in which at least a portion of the auxiliary assembly is vertically higher than in the stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: La-Z-Boy Incorporated
    Inventors: Chad E. Adams, Larry P. Lapointe, Jason Bryson, Ericka K. Norling, Jason D. Rains, Mark D. McClung, Tahir Ahmad
  • Patent number: 10464273
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to cell assemblies for fabricating superhard materials (e.g., used in a high-pressure cubic press) and methods of using the same. The disclosed cell assemblies include a plurality of internal anvils, at least some of which are positioned internally relative to a cell pressure medium of the cell assembly. Such a configuration for the cell assemblies may enable one or more of intensifying cell pressure, reducing processing time, or reducing costs for fabricating such superhard materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: US SYNTHETIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Bertagnolli, Michael A. Vail, Jiang Qian, Jason K. Wiggins, Mark P. Chapman, Arnold D. Cooper, Debkumar Mukhopadhyay, Amy Leigh Rodriguez, Stephen Rudger Adams
  • Publication number: 20190328387
    Abstract: A surgical stapler. The surgical stapler includes a drive system, an electric motor, a battery and a control system. The drive system includes a movable drive member. The electric motor is mechanically coupled to the drive system. The battery is electrically couplable to the electric motor. The control system is electrically connected to the electric motor and includes an accelerometer. The control system is configured to control a force applied to the drive system based on an acceleration of the movable drive member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Mark D. Overmyer, David C. Yates, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Shane R. Adams, Jason L. Harris
  • Publication number: 20190200895
    Abstract: A powered surgical cutting and stapling instrument is disclosed. The instrument includes at least one sensor to measure at least one parameter associated with the instrument, at least one processor, and a memory operatively associated with the processor. The memory includes machine executable instructions that when executed by the processor cause the processor to monitor the at least one sensor over a predetermined time period and determine a rate of change of the measured parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Brett E. Swensgard, Richard L. Leimbach, Shane R. Adams, Mark D. Overmyer
  • Patent number: 10327769
    Abstract: A surgical stapler. The surgical stapler includes a drive system, an electric motor, a battery and a control system. The drive system includes a movable drive member. The electric motor is mechanically coupled to the drive system. The battery is electrically couplable to the electric motor. The control system is electrically connected to the electric motor and includes an accelerometer. The control system is configured to control a force applied to the drive system based on an acceleration of the movable drive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Mark D. Overmyer, David C. Yates, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Shane R. Adams, Jason L. Harris