Patents by Inventor Mark D. Moore

Mark D. Moore 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: 20200080030
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel whitening agents for cellulosic substrates. The whitening agents are comprised of at least two components: at least one chromophore component and at least one polymeric component. Suitable chromophore components generally fluoresce blue, red, violet, or purple color when exposed to ultraviolet light, or they may absorb light to reflect these same shades. The whitening agents are further characterized by having a dispersion component value of the Hansen Solubility Parameter of less than or equal to about 17 MPa0.5. This invention also relates to laundry care compositions including but not limited to liquid and/or powder laundry detergent formulations and rinse added fabric softening (RAFS) compositions that comprise such whitening agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Eugene Steven SADLOWSKI, Mark Robert SIVIK, Michael David CUMMINGS, Donna D'Angelo MORRALL, Kevin Lee KOTT, Keith Homer BAKER, Brian Joseph LOUGHNANE, Michael A. VALENTI, Laurent D. KEIKEN, Xiayong Michael HONG, Eduardo TORRES, Dominick J. VALENTI, Patrick D. MOORE, Leonard J. STARKS
  • Patent number: 10538321
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices provide a vehicle, such as an aircraft, with rotors configured to function as a tri-copter for vertical takeoff and landing (“VTOL”) and a fixed-wing vehicle for forward flight. One rotor may be mounted at a front of the vehicle fuselage on a hinged structure controlled by an actuator to tilt from horizontal to vertical positions. Two additional rotors may be mounted on the horizontal surface of the vehicle tail structure with rotor axes oriented vertically to the fuselage. For forward flight of the vehicle, the front rotor may be rotated down such that the front rotor axis may be oriented horizontally along the fuselage and the front rotor may act as a propeller. For vertical flight, the front rotor may be rotated up such that the front rotor axis may be oriented vertically to the fuselage, while the tail rotors may be activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OF NASA
    Inventors: David D. North, Mark J. Aull, William J. Fredericks, Mark D. Moore, Paul M. Rothhaar, William T. Hodges, Zachary R. Johns
  • Patent number: 10526566
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel whitening agents for cellulosic substrates. The whitening agents are comprised of at least two components: at least one chromophore component and at least one polymeric component. Suitable chromophore components generally fluoresce blue, red, violet, or purple color when exposed to ultraviolet light, or they may absorb light to reflect these same shades. The whitening agents are further characterized by having a dispersion component value of the Hansen Solubility Parameter of less than or equal to about 17 MPa0.5. This invention also relates to laundry care compositions including but not limited to liquid and/or powder laundry detergent formulations and rinse added fabric softening (RAFS) compositions that comprise such whitening agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Eugene Steven Sadlowski, Mark Robert Sivik, Michael David Cummings, Donna D'Angelo Morrall, Kevin Lee Kott, Keith Homer Baker, Brian Joseph Loughnane, Michael A. Valenti, Laurent D. Keiken, Xiayong Michael Hong, Eduardo Torres, Dominick J. Valenti, Patrick D. Moore, Leonard J. Starks
  • Publication number: 20190016459
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices provide a vehicle, such as an aircraft, with rotors configured to function as a tri-copter for vertical takeoff and landing (“VTOL”) and a fixed-wing vehicle for forward flight. One rotor may be mounted at a front of the vehicle fuselage on a hinged structure controlled by an actuator to tilt from horizontal to vertical positions. Two additional rotors may be mounted on the horizontal surface of the vehicle tail structure with rotor axes oriented vertically to the fuselage. For forward flight of the vehicle, the front rotor may be rotated down such that the front rotor axis may be oriented horizontally along the fuselage and the front rotor may act as a propeller. For vertical flight, the front rotor may be rotated up such that the front rotor axis may be oriented vertically to the fuselage, while the tail rotors may be activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: DAVID D. NORTH, MARK J. AULL, WILLIAM J. FREDERICKS, MARK D. MOORE, PAUL M. ROTHHAAR, WILLIAM T. HODGES, ZACHARY R. JOHNS
  • Patent number: 10071801
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices provide a vehicle, such as an aircraft, with rotors configured to function as a tri-copter for vertical takeoff and landing (“VTOL”) and a fixed-wing vehicle for forward flight. One rotor may be mounted at a front of the vehicle fuselage on a hinged structure controlled by an actuator to tilt from horizontal to vertical positions. Two additional rotors may be mounted on the horizontal surface of the vehicle tail structure with rotor axes oriented vertically to the fuselage. For forward flight of the vehicle, the front rotor may be rotated down such that the front rotor axis may be oriented horizontally along the fuselage and the front rotor may act as a propeller. For vertical flight, the front rotor may be rotated up such that the front rotor axis may be oriented vertically to the fuselage, while the tail rotors may be activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OF NASA
    Inventors: David D. North, Mark J. Aull, William J. Fredericks, Mark D. Moore, Paul M. Rothhaar, William T. Hodges, Zachary R. Johns
  • Patent number: 9896200
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are provided that combine an advance vehicle configuration, such as an advanced aircraft configuration, with the infusion of electric propulsion, thereby enabling a four times increase in range and endurance while maintaining a full vertical takeoff and landing (“VTOL”) and hover capability for the vehicle. Embodiments may provide vehicles with both VTOL and cruise efficient capabilities without the use of ground infrastructure. An embodiment vehicle may comprise a wing configured to tilt through a range of motion, a first series of electric motors coupled to the wing and each configured to drive an associated wing propeller, a tail configured to tilt through the range of motion, a second series of electric motors coupled to the tail and each configured to drive an associated tail propeller, and an electric propulsion system connected to the first series of electric motors and the second series of electric motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OF NASA
    Inventors: William J. Fredericks, Mark D. Moore, Ronald C. Busan, Paul M. Rothhaar, David D. North, William M. Langford, Christopher T. Laws, William T. Hodges, Zachary R. Johns, Sandy R. Webb
  • Publication number: 20170057631
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are provided that combine an advance vehicle configuration, such as an advanced aircraft configuration, with the infusion of electric propulsion, thereby enabling a four times increase in range and endurance while maintaining a full vertical takeoff and landing (“VTOL”) and hover capability for the vehicle. Embodiments may provide vehicles with both VTOL and cruise efficient capabilities without the use of ground infrastructure. An embodiment vehicle may comprise a wing configured to tilt through a range of motion, a first series of electric motors coupled to the wing and each configured to drive an associated wing propeller, a tail configured to tilt through the range of motion, a second series of electric motors coupled to the tail and each configured to drive an associated tail propeller, and an electric propulsion system connected to the first series of electric motors and the second series of electric motors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: William J. FREDERICKS, Mark D. MOORE, Ronald C. BUSAN, Paul M. ROTHHAAR, David D. NORTH, William M. LANGFORD, Christopher T. LAWS, William T HODGES, Zachary R. JOHNS, Sandy R. WEBB
  • Patent number: 9475579
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are provided that combine an advance vehicle configuration, such as an advanced aircraft configuration, with the infusion of electric propulsion, thereby enabling a four times increase in range and endurance while maintaining a full vertical takeoff and landing (“VTOL”) and hover capability for the vehicle. Embodiments may provide vehicles with both VTOL and cruise efficient capabilities without the use of ground infrastructure. An embodiment vehicle may comprise a wing configured to tilt through a range of motion, a first series of electric motors coupled to the wing and each configured to drive an associated wing propeller, a tail configured to tilt through the range of motion, a second series of electric motors coupled to the tail and each configured to drive an associated tail propeller, and an electric propulsion system connected to the first series of electric motors and the second series of electric motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: William J. Fredericks, Mark D. Moore, Ronald C. Busan, Paul M. Rothhaar, David D. North, William M. Langford, Christopher T. Laws, William T. Hodges, Zachary R. Johns, Sandy R. Webb
  • Publication number: 20160244158
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are provided that combine an advance vehicle configuration, such as an advanced aircraft configuration, with the infusion of electric propulsion, thereby enabling a four times increase in range and endurance while maintaining a full vertical takeoff and landing (“VTOL”) and hover capability for the vehicle. Embodiments may provide vehicles with both VTOL and cruise efficient capabilities without the use of ground infrastructure. An embodiment vehicle may comprise a wing configured to tilt through a range of motion, a first series of electric motors coupled to the wing and each configured to drive an associated wing propeller, a tail configured to tilt through the range of motion, a second series of electric motors coupled to the tail and each configured to drive an associated tail propeller, and an electric propulsion system connected to the first series of electric motors and the second series of electric motors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: WILLIAM J. FREDERICKS, Mark D. Moore, Ronald C. Busan, Paul M. Rothhaar, David D. North, William M. Langford, Christopher T. Laws, William T. Hodges, Zachary R. Johns, Sandy R. Webb
  • Publication number: 20160200436
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices provide a vehicle, such as an aircraft, with rotors configured to function as a tri-copter for vertical takeoff and landing (“VTOL”) and a fixed-wing vehicle for forward flight. One rotor may be mounted at a front of the vehicle fuselage on a hinged structure controlled by an actuator to tilt from horizontal to vertical positions. Two additional rotors may be mounted on the horizontal surface of the vehicle tail structure with rotor axes oriented vertically to the fuselage. For forward flight of the vehicle, the front rotor may be rotated down such that the front rotor axis may be oriented horizontally along the fuselage and the front rotor may act as a propeller. For vertical flight, the front rotor may be rotated up such that the front rotor axis may be oriented vertically to the fuselage, while the tail rotors may be activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: David D. North, Mark J. Aull, William J. Fredericks, Mark D. Moore, Paul M. Rothhaar, WILLIAM T. Hodges, Zachary R. Johns
  • Patent number: 6434187
    Abstract: A method for radiofrequency (RF) transmission of digital information includes generating an RF signal using a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO), stabilizing the RF signal from the VCO by providing an error signal from a phase-locked loop (PLL) to an input of the VCO, and combining the digital information with the error signal of the PLL input to the VCO, thereby causing variations in frequency of the RF signal from the VCO that represent the digital information. Apparatus for RF transmission of digital information includes a VCO, the VCO arranged to generate an RF signal, a PLL, the frequency input of the PLL coupled to the RF signal output of the VCO, an encoder, the encoder arranged to convert the digital information into a form where it has a data rate faster than a response time of the PLL, and a coupler, the coupler coupling both the error signal output of the PLL and the encoded digital information to an input of the VCO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Paul F. Beard, Mark D. Moore, Drew M. Harrington
  • Publication number: 20020083361
    Abstract: A method for aiding use of a computer includes receiving a home base signal, and in response to the home base signal, transferring control of the computer to a user home base application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2002
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Applicant: Compaq Information Technologies Group, L.P.
    Inventors: James W. Brainard, Norman P. Brown, Bradley V. Jung, Kitric S. Kerns, Larry W. Kunkel, Mark D. Moore, Michael A. Provencher, Bradley A. Silen
  • Patent number: 6248724
    Abstract: Antisense oligonucleotides specific for mammalian ACE mRNA have been identified. Administration of these oligonucleotides to animals resulted in a decrease in blood pressure, but no significant change in heart rate. Methods for discovering other oligonucleotides with the same activity are taught, as are uses of the antisense molecules for treatment of human and animal diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Assignee: University of Florida
    Inventors: Mark D. Moore, M. Ian Phillips, Dagmara Mohuczy
  • Patent number: 6049871
    Abstract: A computer system includes a display control apparatus for preventing the display of certain characters during the bootup sequence prior to transfer of control to an operating system. The control may be instituted without significantly augmenting the basic input/output system memory requirements using a terminate and stay resident driver to cause certain interrupts which would otherwise result in screen displays to cache the screen display characters. The screen display characters maybe displayed upon user command if elected. The computer system is sensitive to a variety of conditions which require restoration of the screen display including situations which require user key input and the failure of the operating system to initiate within a certain period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Assignee: Compaq Corporation Corporation
    Inventors: Bradley A. Silen, Lorenzo Cotton, Mark D. Moore
  • Patent number: 5991830
    Abstract: A system for allowing a peripheral device to be inserted directly into a port of a computer system while the computer system is powered on. The insertion of a peripheral device into the computer system port is automatically detected, and a configuration operation is automatically performed when insertion of the peripheral device is detected. The system also allows a plurality of peripheral devices to be connected to a single port of a computer system by automatically determining the number of peripheral devices and assigning a unique address to each of the peripheral devices. The peripheral device may have a host port for communicating with the computer system, a slave port for connecting to a slave device, and a device manager which identifies if a slave device is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: Compaq Computer Corp.
    Inventors: Paul F. Beard, Mark D. Moore
  • Patent number: 5835297
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer system for detecting the insertion of a medium in a medium drive, including applying energy to a drive motor of the medium drive; changing the state of a medium change signal, in response to the energy, to reflect the presence of a medium in the medium drive; and relaxing the energy before the drive motor turns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Assignee: Compaq Computer Corp.
    Inventors: Mark D. Moore, Bradley Alan Silen, Paul Beard
  • Patent number: 5835094
    Abstract: A method for displaying information about computer files to a user on a display in an environment simulating three dimensional space includes displaying a category of files as a container having a size related to its distance from a predefined portion of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Ermel, Bradley B. Hartfield, Mark D. Moore, Geoffrey A. Zawolkow
  • Patent number: 5804424
    Abstract: The invention relates to Proteobacteria that show unusually high level resistance to a wide range of metal oxides and oxyanions and to methods using selected Proteobacteria subgroups for efficient reduction of certain metal oxides and oxyanions to the free metal. High level resistance was shown to be affected by growth conditions, and was observed in facultative photoheterotrophs such as Rhodobacter sphaeroides grown either chemoheterotrophically or photoheterotrophically. The disclosed methods are adaptable to the production of hydrogen from cultures of Peoteobacteria grown in the presence of tellurite class oxyanions with carbon dioxide and nitrogen as carbon and nitrogen sources. The methods have commercial application for efficient bioremediation of carbon dioxide and nitrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Inventors: Samuel Kaplan, Mark D. Moore
  • Patent number: 5352608
    Abstract: The invention relates to Proteobacteria that show unusually high level resistance to a wide range of metal oxides and oxyanions and to methods using selected subgroups for efficient reduction of certain metal oxides and oxyanions to the free metal. High level resistance was shown to be affected by growth conditions, and was observed in facultative photoheterotrophs such as Rhodobacter sphaeroides grown either chemoheterotrophically or photoheterotrophically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1994
    Assignee: The Board of Regents, The University of Texas
    Inventors: Samuel Kaplan, Mark D. Moore
  • Patent number: D684280
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: Mark D. Moore