Patents by Inventor Mark D. Anderson

Mark D. Anderson 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: 20210133407
    Abstract: A method of activating an illumination assembly within a symbology reader is provided, the illumination assembly having a first illumination source and a second illumination source, the symbology reader having an imaging sensor configured to operate at a predetermined framerate where each frame includes an exposure period over which the imaging sensor is active to capture image data and a non-exposure period over which the imaging sensor is not active to capture image data, the method comprising: during a first frame, activating the first illumination source during at least a portion of the respective exposure period and activating the second illumination source over at least a portion of the respective non-exposure period; and during a second frame, activating the second illumination source during at least a portion of the respective exposure period and activating the first illumination source over at least a portion of the respective non-exposure period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Przemyslaw Kowalewski, Darran Michael Handshaw, Robert W. DiGiovanna, Mark D. Anderson, Eugene B. Joseph, Mark Drzymala, Miguel Orlando Rodriguez Ortiz
  • Publication number: 20210001449
    Abstract: The adverse effects associated with high temperatures and warpage of parts of a shot blaster are ameliorated by providing a telescoping sleeve and valve mount and an orifice adaptor to regulate the area of the flow path from a shot reservoir to a metering valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: John A. Kivisto, Mark D. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10715712
    Abstract: Embodiments of the preset invention include a barcode reader that comprises a housing having a handgrip portion and an upper body portion, a first printed circuit board (PCB) extending into the upper body portion, and an imaging module positioned within the upper body portion. In this instance, the imaging module includes an imaging system having an imager and an imaging lens assembly, the imaging system having a field of view with a central imaging axis passing through a window in the upper body portion and lying on a horizontal plane. The imaging module further includes an aiming light system configured to emit an aiming light pattern, the aiming light system offset from the imaging system along the horizontal plane. Furthermore, the components of the barcode reader are arranged such that the first PCB is positioned at an oblique angle relative to the central imaging axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Darran Michael Handshaw, Vladimir Gurevich, Igor Vinogradov, Mark D. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20190104241
    Abstract: Embodiments of the preset invention include a barcode reader that comprises a housing having a handgrip portion and an upper body portion, a first printed circuit board (PCB) extending into the upper body portion, and an imaging module positioned within the upper body portion. In this instance, the imaging module includes an imaging system having an imager and an imaging lens assembly, the imaging system having a field of view with a central imaging axis passing through a window in the upper body portion and lying on a horizontal plane. The imaging module further includes an aiming light system configured to emit an aiming light pattern, the aiming light system offset from the imaging system along the horizontal plane. Furthermore, the components of the barcode reader are arranged such that the first PCB is positioned at an oblique angle relative to the central imaging axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Darran Michael Handshaw, Vladimir Gurevich, Igor Vinogradov, Mark D. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10142531
    Abstract: An imaging sensor of an imaging reader senses return light from a target to be read by image capture along an imaging axis over a field of view that extends along mutually orthogonal, horizontal and vertical axes. Two aiming light assemblies are offset from the sensor, and direct an aiming light pattern at the target. The pattern has an aiming mark in a central area of the pattern, and a pair of aiming light lines that are collinear along the horizontal axis. The visibility of the aiming mark is enhanced by optically configuring the aiming mark to be different in brightness and/or color and/or size and/or state of existence relative to a remaining area of the pattern. The aiming mark of enhanced visibility constitutes a prominent visual indicator of a center zone of the field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Darran M. Handshaw, Vladimir Gurevich, Igor Vinogradov, Mark D. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20170318206
    Abstract: An imaging sensor of an imaging reader senses return light from a target to be read by image capture along an imaging axis over a field of view that extends along mutually orthogonal, horizontal and vertical axes. Two aiming light assemblies are offset from the sensor, and direct an aiming light pattern at the target. The pattern has an aiming mark in a central area of the pattern, and a pair of aiming light lines that are collinear along the horizontal axis. The visibility of the aiming mark is enhanced by optically configuring the aiming mark to be different in brightness and/or color and/or size and/or state of existence relative to a remaining area of the pattern. The aiming mark of enhanced visibility constitutes a prominent visual indicator of a center zone of the field of view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: DARRAN M. HANDSHAW, VLADIMIR GUREVICH, IGOR VINOGRADOV, MARK D. ANDERSON
  • Patent number: 9518499
    Abstract: A DEF injector cooling system may include a mechanical pump, an electric pump, and a controller. The mechanical pump may be rotatably coupled to an engine so as to be driven by the engine. The mechanical pump may be fluidly connected to the engine, a DEF injector, and a heat exchanger, and configured to pump coolant through these components. The electric pump may be fluidly connected to the DEF injector and configured to pump coolant through it. The controller may be configured to receive an ambient temperature signal indicative of an ambient temperature and power the electric pump after a shutdown of the engine for a period of time, the duration of the period of time based on the ambient temperature signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Dylhoff, Brent M. Hunold, Paul A. Wantschik, Mark D. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20160208670
    Abstract: A DEF injector cooling system may include a mechanical pump, an electric pump, and a controller. The mechanical pump may be rotatably coupled to an engine so as to be driven by the engine. The mechanical pump may be fluidly connected to the engine, a DEF injector, and a heat exchanger, and configured to pump coolant through these components. The electric pump may be fluidly connected to the DEF injector and configured to pump coolant through it. The controller may be configured to receive an ambient temperature signal indicative of an ambient temperature and power the electric pump after a shutdown of the engine for a period of time, the duration of the period of time based on the ambient temperature signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Dylhoff, Brent M. Hunold, Paul A. Wantschik, Mark D. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20150368874
    Abstract: A machine is provided. The machine includes a frame and an engine provided on the frame. The machine includes a generator drivably coupled to the engine. The machine includes an inverter communicably connected to the generator. The machine also includes an electric motor communicably connected to the inverter. The machine further includes a tank coupled to the frame. The tank includes at least one face and is configured to receive the inverter thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Nicholas D. Weaver, Francisco Acevedo, Jason T. Posl, Mark D. Anderson, Joshua W. Dorothy
  • Patent number: 9079575
    Abstract: A machine having a powertrain including an engine operably connected to a torque converter and a transmission. The machine includes a control system receive an activation signal indicative of an automatic mode operation of the machine and command the torque converter to remain in a direct-drive mode while the transmission shifts from a first gear ratio to a second gear ratio. The control system also limits engine speed below a first engine speed limit when a gear ratio setting of the transmission is indicative of the second gear ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Y. Ho, Mark D. Anderson, Michael D. Mitchell, Cynthia A. Nastav, Ming Zhang, Derek J. Light
  • Patent number: 8997478
    Abstract: A work vehicle has a pump group with two fixed-displacement pumps, an electro-hydraulic diverter openable to divert flow from one of the pumps to a fluid reservoir, and a controller configured to command the diverter to open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Erik W. McWethy, Mark D. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140135172
    Abstract: A machine having a powertrain including an engine operably connected to a torque converter and a transmission. The machine includes a control system receive an activation signal indicative of an automatic mode operation of the machine and command the torque converter to remain in a direct-drive mode while the transmission shifts from a first gear ratio to a second gear ratio. The control system also limits engine speed below a first engine speed limit when a gear ratio setting of the transmission is indicative of the second gear ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Y. Ho, Mark D. Anderson, Michael D. Mitchell, Cynthia A. Nastav, Ming Zhang, Derek J. Light
  • Patent number: 8558146
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to establishing a desired position control over a workpiece by compensating for thermal cycling affecting a member supporting the workpiece during processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Steve Sheeran, Mark A. Toffle, Mark D. Anderson, Rodney D. Dahlenburg, Colin G. Presly, Paul J. Poisson
  • Publication number: 20130074486
    Abstract: A work vehicle has a pump group with two fixed-displacement pumps, an electro-hydraulic diverter openable to divert flow from one of the pumps to a fluid reservoir, and a controller configured to command the diverter to open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Erik W. McWethy, Mark D. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8365807
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of reducing butt curl during DC casting of a metal ingot. The ingot is cast in at least two stages, including an initial casting stage and then a steady-state casting stage carried out at higher casting speed. The emerging ingot is cooled by directing a liquid coolant onto its outer surface. During the first casting stage, the liquid coolant is directed in the form of at least two streams, including a constant first stream in the form of a series of first jets, and an intermittent second stream in the form of a series of second jets. The first and second jets impact the outer surface at locations spaced from each other peripherally and/or longitudinally of the ingot. Both the first and second streams experience film boiling when they contact the ingot. The invention includes apparatus for the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Novelis Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Bruce Wagstaff, Mark D. Anderson, Aaron David Sinden
  • Publication number: 20120241118
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of reducing butt curl during DC casting of a metal ingot. The ingot is cast in at least two stages, including an initial casting stage and then a steady-state casting stage carried out at higher casting speed. The emerging ingot is cooled by directing a liquid coolant onto its outer surface. During the first casting stage, the liquid coolant is directed in the form of at least two streams, including a constant first stream in the form of a series of first jets, and an intermittent second stream in the form of a series of second jets. The first and second jets impact the outer surface at locations spaced from each other peripherally and/or longitudinally of the ingot. Both the first and second streams experience film boiling when they contact the ingot. The invention includes apparatus for the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Robert Bruce WAGSTAFF, Mark D. ANDERSON, Aaron David SINDEN
  • Publication number: 20110306025
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method reproduce a diagnostic or interventional procedure that is performed by medical personnel using ultrasound imaging. A simulator of ultrasound imaging is used for purposes such as training medical professionals, evaluating their competence in performing ultrasound-related procedures, and maintaining, refreshing, or updating those skills over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicants: higher education
    Inventors: Florence Sheehan, Catherine M. Otto, Edward L. Bolson, Mark D. Anderson
  • Patent number: 7957868
    Abstract: An electronic power module (EPM) for an agricultural vehicle is provided. The EPM is configurable by an electronic control unit (ECU) to which it is connected by way of a controller area network (CAN) bus. The CAN bus network includes a plurality of electronic control unit (ECU)s and a plurality of EPMs, wherein each of the EPMs is coupled to a corresponding ECU of the plurality of ECUs to be controlled thereby. Each EPM includes an EPM circuit having at least one microcontroller, a driver circuit and a CAN bus communication circuit. The driver circuit is coupled to the microcontroller and is configured by the microcontroller. The driver circuit has a plurality of driver subcircuits. The CAN bus communication circuit is coupled to the microcontroller configured to receive CAN bus messages that include driver configuration instructions and driver current limits from a corresponding ECU and instructions to the microcontroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Terry R. Warner, Michael R. Moody, Aaron M. Senneff, Mark D. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20090230110
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to establishing a desired position control over a workpiece by compensating for thermal cycling affecting a member supporting the workpiece during processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Steve Sheeran, Mark A. Toffle, Mark D. Anderson, Rodney D. Dahlenburg, Colin G. Presly, Paul J. Poisson
  • Publication number: 20080306663
    Abstract: An electronic power module (EPM) for an agricultural vehicle is provided. The EPM is configurable by an electronic control unit (ECU) to which it is connected by way of a controller area network (CAN) bus. The CAN bus network includes a plurality of electronic control unit (ECU)s and a plurality of EPMs, wherein each of the EPMs is coupled to a corresponding ECU of the plurality of ECUs to be controlled thereby. Each EPM includes an EPM circuit having at least one microcontroller, a driver circuit and a CAN bus communication circuit. The driver circuit is coupled to the microcontroller and is configured by the microcontroller. The driver circuit has a plurality of driver subcircuits. The CAN bus communication circuit is coupled to the microcontroller configured to receive CAN bus messages that include driver configuration instructions and driver current limits from a corresponding ECU and instructions to the microcontroller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventors: Terry R. Warner, Michael R. Moody, Aaron M. Senneff, Mark D. Anderson