Patents by Inventor Mark D. Brown

Mark D. Brown 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: 8365293
    Abstract: The invention is directed to techniques to secure interactions between entities communicating on a computer network. In general, techniques are described in which a first entity provides assurances to a second entity that an agent interacting with the second entity is interacting with the second entity on behalf of the first entity. Specifically, the techniques provide the second entity with information tending to indicate that the first entity authorized the agent to perform the interaction with the second entity pursuant to some prior agreement between the two entities. The techniques employ authentication systems and encryption to ensure the security of the interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: RedPhone Security, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Brown, David J. Wilke
  • Patent number: 8085445
    Abstract: The invention is directed to techniques of facilitating document transmission from one entity through an electronic communications network. An entity may be a legally recognized person such as a corporation, partnership, organization, government, individual, and the like. As a legally recognized person, an entity may act as a principal with respect to one or more authorized agents. Furthermore, as a legal person, an entity may authorize one or more of its agents to use fax transmission equipment such as the fax certification system described herein. The techniques of this invention assure a second entity that a first entity has indeed authorized its agent to send a document from a fax station under the controls of the first entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: RedPhone Security, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark D. Brown
  • Publication number: 20090056903
    Abstract: A die cast mold release lubricant comprises a silicone compound. A method of application of the lubricant to a die cast mold as a release agent is disclosed where a die casting machine has a mold with mold halves forming a mold cavity when the mold halves abut against one another, a shot sleeve and a plunger which pushes molten material through the shot sleeve and into the mold cavity. The mold release agent is placed into the shot sleeve remote from the mold cavity, molten material is introduced into the shot sleeve, and the molten material and the mold release agent are forced into the mold cavity by movement of the plunger into the shot sleeve. The silicone compound preferably has a melting point of about 90-220° F., and a molecular weight of about 5500-50,000.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: Cross Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis A. Kendall, SR., Mark D. Brown
  • Publication number: 20090015876
    Abstract: The invention is directed to techniques of facilitating document transmission from one entity through an electronic communications network. An entity may be a legally recognized person such as a corporation, partnership, organization, government, individual, and the like. As a legally recognized person, an entity may act as a principal with respect to one or more authorized agents. Furthermore, as a legal person, an entity may authorize one or more of its agents to use fax transmission equipment such as the fax certification system described herein. The techniques of this invention assure a second entity that a first entity has indeed authorized its agent to send a document from a fax station under the controls of the first entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: RedPhone Security, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark D. Brown
  • Publication number: 20080263640
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and system of implementing a high performance “non-RACF external security-manager product,” which maintains and translates a merged single source of authorizations to both mainframe and Microsoft Windows Active Directory (AD) systems. In one embodiment, a method comprises generating at a server computer access information for a mainframe computer indicative of mainframe authorization for a set of users, receiving from the mainframe computer information indicative of an authorization request, the information indicative of the authorization request identifying a user trying to access the mainframe computer, and sending at least a portion of the access information from the server computer to the mainframe computer, the portion of the access information including mainframe access information for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: REDPHONE SECURITY, INC.
    Inventor: Mark D. Brown
  • Patent number: 7205052
    Abstract: A wood product is made from treating wood with two solutions, in series, including a penetrating solution and a topcoat composition. The penetrating solution is made up of boric acid, a metallocene catalyst, a free radical initiator, a first film-forming polymer and an adhesion promoter. The topcoat includes a second continuous film-forming polymer. Application of the penetrating solution to the wood gets the solution into the wood to cross-link boric acid with cellulose fibers, then the topcoat forms the continuous film. The topcoat seals in the penetrating solution so that it does not leach out during subsequent exposure to water and weather, allowing soluble salts such as borax to migrate and infiltrate deeper into the wood. Microbiological growth is prevented by several mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: HBF, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric R. Hart, Mark D. Brown
  • Patent number: 7062893
    Abstract: A build cell is utilized to manufacture computers and load data into the computers according to customer orders. The build cell may include a build station at which components are assembled into a computer and a first network connection that links the computer with an on-site server. The build cell may also include a supplemental network connection that links the computer with an off-site server. Data from the on-site and off-site servers can be transferred to the computer via the first network connection and the supplemental network connection, respectively. Manufacturing facilities and assembly units including the same or similar functionality are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Stephen H. Lawton, John H. Sanders, Mark D. Brown, Kristin E. Toth
  • Patent number: 6892104
    Abstract: A build cell for manufacturing products according to customer orders includes a build station at which components are assembled according to a customer order to form an assembled product. The build cell also includes a burn station at which the assembled product is configured and tested to form a configured product. In addition, the build cell includes a finishing station at which the configured product is inspected to produce a finished product. A transportation device transports the finished product from the build cell to a transportation system for delivery to a boxing facility, such that the product is assembled, configured, tested, and inspected in the build cell and packaged at the boxing facility. In an illustrative embodiment, the product is a computer, the components include hardware components, which are assembled at the build station, and software is installed at the burn station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Satish Y. Patil, Mark D. Brown, Michael T. Graham, John H. Sanders, C. Michael Cunningham
  • Patent number: 6844081
    Abstract: A wood product is made from treating wood with two solutions, in series, including a penetrating solution and a topcoat composition. The penetrating solution is made up of boric acid, a metallocene catalyst, a free radical initiator, a first film-forming polymer and an adhesion promoter. The topcoat includes a continuous film-forming polymer. Application of the penetrating solution to the wood gets the solution into the wood to cross-link boric acid with cellulose fibers, then the topcoat forms the continuous film. The film seals in the penetrating solution so that it does not leach out during subsequent exposure to water and weather, allowing soluble salts such as borax to migrate and infiltrate deeper into the wood. Microbiological growth is prevented by several mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: HBF, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric R. Hart, Mark D. Brown
  • Patent number: 6832435
    Abstract: A manufacturing facility for manufacturing products according to customer orders includes a kitting facility at which components are collected for a product in a customer order. The manufacturing facility also includes a build cell in which the component are assembled, configured, and tested according to the customer order to form a product. The manufacturing facility also includes a boxing facility at which the product is packaged. A transportation system transports the two or more components from the kitting facility to the build cell and transports the product to the boxing facility, whereby the product is assembled, configured, and tested in the build cell and packaged at the boxing facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: John H. Sanders, C. Michael Cunningham, Satish Y. Patil, Mark D. Brown, Michael T. Graham
  • Publication number: 20040238147
    Abstract: A die cast mold release agent comprises a lubricant selected from at least one of the group of silicones, olefins, vegetable oils, waxes and organic esters of fatty acids preferably very little water. A method is of application of The pressure die cast mold release agent is disclosed where a die casting machine has a mold with mold halves forming a mold cavity when the mold halves abut against one another, a shot sleeve and a plunger which pushes molten material through the shot sleeve and into the mold cavity. The mold release agent is placed into the pressure die casting machine remote from the mold halves, molten material is introduced into the shot sleeve, and the molten material and the mold release agent are forced into the mold cavity by movement of the plunger into the shot sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2003
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventor: Mark D. Brown
  • Patent number: 6738523
    Abstract: It is, therefore, an object of the present invention to provide a structure and method of processing signals, which includes transforming a signal into subbands by applying a forward discrete wavelet transform (FDWT) to the signal, partitioning the subbands into overlapping subband subsets, inverse transforming the overlapping subband subsets into signal subsets by applying at least one inverse discrete wavelet transform (IDWT) to the overlapping subband subsets, and combining the signal subsets to reproduce the signal. The IDWT is applied to all of the subband subsets in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Small, Mark D. Brown
  • Publication number: 20040091730
    Abstract: A wood product is made from treating wood with two solutions, in series, including a penetrating solution and a topcoat composition. The penetrating solution is made up of boric acid, a metallocene catalyst, a free radical initiator, a first film-forming polymer and an adhesion promoter. The topcoat includes a continuous film-forming polymer. Application of the penetrating solution to the wood gets the solution into the wood to cross-link boric acid with cellulose fibers, then the topcoat forms the continuous film. The film seals in the penetrating solution so that it does not leach out during subsequent exposure to water and weather, allowing soluble salts such as borax to migrate and infiltrate deeper into the wood. Microbiological growth is prevented by several mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Applicant: HBF,Inc.
    Inventors: Eric R. Hart, Mark D. Brown
  • Patent number: 6711798
    Abstract: A manufacturing facility for manufacturing products according to customer orders includes a kitting facility at which components are collected for a product in a customer order. The manufacturing facility also includes a build cell in which the component are assembled, configured, and tested according to the customer order to form a product. The manufacturing facility also includes a boxing facility at which the product is packaged. A transportation system transports the two or more components from the kitting facility to the build cell and transports the product to the boxing facility, whereby the product is assembled, configured, and tested in the build cell and packaged at the boxing facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: John H. Sanders, C. Michael Cunningham, Satish Y. Patil, Mark D. Brown, Michael T. Graham
  • Patent number: 6679667
    Abstract: A hot-melt fastener filler placeable within a void atop an in-place fastener countersunk within a surface such as an exposed aircraft surface. The filler includes an electrically-conductive mat fabricated of at least one ply having a plurality of non-woven electrically conductive fibers each having a core strand coated with a nickel layer, preferably coated with two additional layers of copper and nickel, and generally uniformly dispersed within a thermoplastic elastomer. Electrically conductive carbon black particulate can be distributed throughout the elastomer, and the mat preferably is fabricated of two plies oriented at 0° and 90° to each other. A pressure sensitive adhesive can be provided on one side of the sheet to thereby permit secured placement prior to completion of installation. The fastener filler allows not only regularly scheduled maintenance, but also permits quick and generally uncomplicated field-level repairs for assuring equipment availability at remote sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Corporation
    Inventors: Mark D. Brown, Susan LaColla Wade, John W. Tully, George V. Case
  • Publication number: 20040010336
    Abstract: A build cell is utilized to manufacture computers and load data into the computers according to customer orders. The build cell may include a build station at which components are assembled into a computer and a first network connection that links the computer with an on-site server. The build cell may also include a supplemental network connection that links the computer with an off-site server. Data from the on-site and off-site servers can be transferred to the computer via the first network connection and the supplemental network connection, respectively. Manufacturing facilities and assembly units including the same or similar functionality are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2003
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Stephen H. Lawton, John H. Sanders, Mark D. Brown, Kristin E. Toth
  • Publication number: 20030208902
    Abstract: A manufacturing facility for manufacturing products according to customer orders includes a kitting facility at which components are collected for a product in a customer order. The manufacturing facility also includes a build cell in which the component are assembled, configured, and tested according to the customer order to form a product. The manufacturing facility also includes a boxing facility at which the product is packaged. A transportation system transports the two or more components from the kitting facility to the build cell and transports the product to the boxing facility, whereby the product is assembled, configured, and tested in the build cell and packaged at the boxing facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Publication date: November 13, 2003
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: John H. Sanders, C. Michael Cunningham, Satish Y. Patil, Mark D. Brown, Michael T. Graham
  • Patent number: 6631606
    Abstract: A build cell is utilized to manufacture computers and load data into the computers according to customer orders. The build cell may include a build station at which components are assembled into a computer and a first network connection that links the computer with an on-site server. The build cell may also include a supplemental network connection that links the computer with an off-site server. Data from the on-site and off-site servers can be transferred to the computer via the first network connection and the supplemental network connection, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Stephen H. Lawton, John H. Sanders, Mark D. Brown, Kristin E. Toth
  • Patent number: 6553279
    Abstract: A system and method of manufacturing of computing devices. The system and method advantageously provide a work cell and process for physically consolidating the transformation process of a computer system (motherboard prep, chassis prep, assembly, EMR, burn, test and boxing) during manufacturing of the same in one work area. The new consolidating manufacturing assembly work cell provides a streamlined process, automation, furniture, fixtures and intelligent controls which physically consolidate the steps of the transformation process. The work cell includes a new combination of equipment for: (1) Material Handling, (2) performing the assembly steps, (3) detecting and repairing electrical and mechanical problems, and (4) performing burn and test. Further, the integration of the transformation process into one consolidated work cell for the manufacture of computer systems enables a new and more versatile manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: Dell USA, L.P.
    Inventor: Mark D. Brown
  • Publication number: 20030055153
    Abstract: A highly conductive thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) gap filler having superior durability and EMI shielding properties. According to the preferred embodiment, the TPE comprises graphite fiber having a nickel-copper-nickel coating formed thereabout that is suspended within an elastomer, which preferably comprises polyvinylchloride (PVC). The TPE of the present invention is particularly well-suited for reducing radio frequency electromagnetic radiation reflected by gaps formed between adjacent panels of a structure, and is particularly well-suited for the maintenance and repair of LO aircraft. The TPE of the present invention may further be modified to include carbon black filler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2001
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Inventors: David A. Luippold, Mark D. Brown, John W. Tully