Patents by Inventor Mark D. Wood

Mark D. Wood 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: 20080288523
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention pertain to the organizing of digital content by events, so that retrieval of such digital content in a manner meaningful and logical to users is achieved. In this regard, an event may be defined at least by event boundaries, such as a span of time, a geographic area, an acquirer of digital content, or a subject of digital content. Digital content that can be deemed to accord with the event boundaries may be associated with the event and made available for access and retrieval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: Andrew C. Blose, Joseph A. Manico, Mark D. Wood, Dale F. Mclntyre
  • Publication number: 20080262592
    Abstract: An apparatus for moving an object disposed within a body lumen. The apparatus includes a first sheath, a coupling member and at least one contraction member for engaging at least a portion of the object. The coupling member is movable relative to the first sheath between a retracted position and a capture position. In the retracted position, a distal portion of the coupling member is disposed within the first sheath. In the capture position, the coupling member distal portion is disposed outside the first sheath. The coupling member is also selectively attachable to the object in at least the capture position. When the coupling member is attached to the object and the contraction member is directly engaged with the object, a predetermined coupling member movement relative to the contraction member radially contracts at least a portion of the object thereby facilitating movement of the object within the body lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Gary A. Jordan, Mark D. Wood
  • Publication number: 20080240560
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to an effective method of representing a set of digital objects across at least two category-based dimensions for facilitating efficient access to such objects. These digital objects are typically media objects such as digital image files, digital video clips, digital audio objects, such as “MP3” files, or other digital documents that can be collected by a user and distributed over a variety of storage media and storage locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Stacie L. Hibino, Mark D. Wood
  • Publication number: 20080183272
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an endoscopic stent delivery device. The device includes an endoscope having an elongate shaft including a proximal end, a distal end, an outer wall and a longitudinal working channel through the elongate shaft defining an inner wall of the elongate shaft; a stent juxtaposingly disposed to a distal portion of the inner wall; and an inner tubular member slidably disposed within the working channel and having a stent holding member engaging an interior portion of the stent for releasably securing the stent to the distal portion of the inner wall. The device may further include a viewing device disposed at the distal end of the endoscope and/or an illuminating device disposed at the distal end of the endoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Mark D. Wood, F. Anthony Headley, Gary J. Leanna
  • Publication number: 20070270931
    Abstract: An assembly for delivering an intraluminary member into a body lumen including a delivery catheter including an elongated tubular member, an elongated rod disposed within and slidingly engaged with the tubular member, a handle fixed to a proximal end of the rod, and at least one securing mechanism located on the handle, and a thread-like member removably secured to one end of the intraluminary member, the thread-like member extending between the intraluminary member and the handle, the at least one securing mechanism adapted to secure the thread-like member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Inventors: Gary J. Leanna, Mark D. Wood
  • Patent number: 7028253
    Abstract: A method for integrated retrieval and annotation of stored images involves running a user application in which text entered by a user is continuously monitored to isolate the context expressed by the text. The context is matched with metadata associated with the stored images, thereby providing one or more matched images, and the matched images are retrieved and displayed in proximity with the text. The context is then utilized to provide suggested annotations to the user for the matched images, together with the capability of selecting certain of the suggested annotations for subsequent association with the matched images. In a further extension, the method provides the user with the capability of inserting selected ones of the matched images into the text of the application, and further provides for automatically updating the metadata for the matched images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Henry Lieberman, Elizabeth Rosenzweig, Pushpinder Singh, Mark D. Wood
  • Publication number: 20040156763
    Abstract: The invention relates to reactor apparatus (1) comprising an assembly of a plurality of separate conduits (2) disposed within a vessel (3) for heat exchange between the conduits (2) and a medium (not shown) in the vessel (3), the separate conduits (2) being connectible to define one or more flow paths through the reactor (1), the length of the or each flow path being variable by adjusting the number of conduits connected such that the residence tine of reactants flowing in the or each flow path can be varied, and a mixing inlet (100) for mixing fluids comprising a conduit (200) adapted to be inserted into a fluid flow device (300) and means (400) disposed about the outer surface (700) of the conduit (200) to create turbulence in fluid in the device (300), there being at least one aperture (600) in the conduit (200) for addition and an additive, the turbulence causing mixing of the additive into the fluid show. Such a mixing inlet (100) can be used with reactor apparatus as described above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2004
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Inventors: Mark D. Wood, Andrew J. Green
  • Patent number: 6636648
    Abstract: An albuming method includes the automatic adaptation of the page layout of a plurality of images to a boundary condition of an event. The method includes the steps of receiving a plurality of images having event-determining information that relates to one or more events to which the images pertain and the generation of an event boundary based on the on the event-determining information. The images for each event are then laid out into a page format adapted to the event boundary determined for that event. For example, if the page format is determined to have a maximum number of images per page, and if the number of images remaining for the last page are fewer than the maximum number, the page layout of the last or more pages of the event is automatically adapted to the event boundary by, e.g., adjusting the arrangement of the pictures on the last page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Alexander C. Loui, John K. McBride, Stephen L. Shaffer, Mark D. Wood
  • Publication number: 20030072486
    Abstract: An albuming method includes the automatic adaptation of the page layout of a plurality of images to a boundary condition of an event. The method includes the steps of receiving a plurality of images having event-determining information that relates to one or more events to which the images pertain and the generation of an event boundary based on the on the event-determining information. The images for each event are then laid out into a page format adapted to the event boundary determined for that event. For example, if the page format is determined to have a maximum number of images per page, and if the number of images remaining for the last page are fewer than the maximum number, the page layout of the last or more pages of the event is automatically adapted to the event boundary by, e.g., adjusting the arrangement of the pictures on the last page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 1999
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Inventors: ALEXANDER C. LOUI, JOHN K. MCBRIDE, STEPHEN L. SHAFFER, MARK D. WOOD