Patents by Inventor Mark Edwards

Mark Edwards 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: 20210133725
    Abstract: Provided are systems, methods and devices for increasing security in a financial transaction when using a smartcard. The system includes a smartcard for payment in a financial transaction, the smartcard having a memory for storing a first actuation sequence for confirming a user's identity; wherein the smartcard has a checking module that authorizes the transaction only when a second actuation sequence is identical to the first actuation sequence stored in the memory; a point of sale terminal for recording payment details from the smartcard once the financial transaction is authorized and transmitting a request for payment through a network to a financial institution according to the payment details; and a financial institution authorizing computer for allowing recording of an actuation sequence on the smartcard and making payment to the owner of the point of sale terminal once the transaction is authorized, according to the payment details.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Gary Mousseau, Mark Church, Marcus Edwards
  • Patent number: 10997404
    Abstract: A system configured to receive a draft patent specification, provide the draft patent specification to a first neural network (NN), classify, using the first NN, paragraphs of the draft patent specification, provide the one or more paragraphs to a second NN, generate, via the second NN, one or more logical components based on the one or more paragraphs, provide the one or more logical components to a generative adversarial network (GAN), generate, via the GAN, a plurality of image components based on the one or more logical components, provide the plurality of image components to a computing device for modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Edward Goodsitt, Austin Walters, Anh Truong, Vincent Pham, Fardin Abdi Taghi Abad, Mark Watson, Reza Farivar, Kenneth Taylor
  • Publication number: 20210121342
    Abstract: The embodiments described and claimed herein are a restraint system for securing a gurney in a vehicle. In one embodiment, a conventional antler and rail-type gurney restraint system is improved by the addition of a center latch restraint that engages with a latch member secured by a support bracket to the underside of the gurney. In one configuration, the latch member enters into engagement with the center latch restraint through lateral movement of the control end of the gurney. In that respect, the EMT may use the same autonomic movements used with the conventional antler and rail-type system to secure the gurney in the vehicle. Optionally, one or more of the gurney occupant restraint belts are directly connected to the support bracket, whereby occupant loads during an accident will bypass the gurney and occupant head excursions can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Patrick GIRARDIN, Paul Edward SLEVINSKY, Mark EASTON, Gareth HOLLOWAY, Robert Andrew CUMMING
  • Publication number: 20210123938
    Abstract: An apparatus such as a domestic oven incorporates an induction motor which drives a fan. The temperature of the circulating gas and the slip of the rotor, coupled to the fan, are used to determine the humidity of gas within the oven. The temperature of the stator coil is also taken into account. The fan is driven with relatively high torque to maximize the signal to noise ratio. The fan may be provided as the main fan or as a secondary fan dedicated to humidity measurement. In either case the fan has a long operational lifetime.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventor: Mark Edward Williamson
  • Patent number: 10989824
    Abstract: An acoustic logging method that may comprise acquiring waveforms for multiple acoustic wave modes as a function of tool position in a borehole; deriving position-dependent mode dispersion curves from the waveforms; accessing a computed library of dispersion curves for a vertical shear slowness (s) and a Thomsen gamma (?) of a given acoustic wave mode as a function of frequency; interpolating dispersion curves in the computed library to an assumed known compressional wave slowness, a borehole radius, a formation density, a mud density, and a mud slowness; computing an adaptive weight; and inverting dispersion curve modes jointly for a shear wave anisotropy, a vertical shear wave slowness, an inverted mud slowness, and an inverted mud density as a function of depth. An acoustic logging system may comprise a logging tool, a conveyance attached to the logging tool, at least one sensor, and at least one processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Edward Hornby, Mark Vincent Collins
  • Publication number: 20210115659
    Abstract: An interface for a structural member includes at least one first sidewall that extends from a first end along a longitudinal direction and defines a first cavity. The at least one first sidewall defines a female end section and includes a transversely oriented female end surface at the first end. The interface also includes at least one second sidewall that extends from a second end along the longitudinal direction and defines a second cavity. The at least one second sidewall defines a male end section adjacent the second end and configured to be received within the first cavity, and a stop surface offset longitudinally from the second end and oriented to bear against the female end surface in substantially face-to-face contact when the male end section is received within the female end section. The stop surface and the male end section are integrally formed and monolithic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Scott Abernathy, Marlon Edwin Robinson, Jeffrey A. Packer, James Edward Charmley
  • Publication number: 20210113132
    Abstract: A disposable vital signs monitor patch includes hydrogel based conductive adhesives which contacts skin. A medical tape bonds to the skin and has printed silver-silver chloride electrodes. The hydrogel based conductive adhesives interact between the skin and the printed silver-silver chloride electrodes. A double-sided medical tape bonds to the medical tape. A printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) includes a vital signs sensor, a flexible battery, a light emitting device (LED), connects to the printed silver-silver chloride electrodes, and bonds to the double-sided medical tape. A polyethylene foam includes a cut-out for the flexible the LED. The PCBA bonds to the polyethylene foam layer. A plunger operates within a cut-out on the polyethylene foam layer. An acrylic adhesive transfer tape bonds to the acrylic adhesive transfer tape. The medical tape, the double-sided medical tape, the polyethylene foam, and the acrylic adhesive transfer tape bond to seal against environmental exposure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Nypro Inc.
    Inventors: Yusuf Abu Tayeb Bhagat, Patrick John Verdon, Daniel Robert Parsons, Ralph Hugeneck, Mark Edward Sussman, David Donald Logan, Sai Guruva Reddy Avuthu, Girish Satish Wable
  • Publication number: 20210120151
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include a video camera assembly that includes: (1) a housing; (2) an image sensor encased in the housing and configured to capture activity of the smart home environment; (3) a wireless radio configured to transmit video frames captured by the image sensor to an electronic device via a remote server; (4) at least one infrared transmitter configured to selectively illuminate the smart home environment; (5) one or more circuit boards encased in the housing, the one or more circuit boards including at least one processor mounted thereon; and (6) a heating component coupled to the image sensor, the heating component configured to continuously maintain the image sensor at a temperature above a threshold temperature while the image sensor is capturing the activity of the smart home environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Jason Rukes, Tyler Wilson, Amber Volmering, William Dong, Jeffrey Law, Jason Goulden, Guangxun Liao, Kevin Edward Booth, Dietrich Ho, Daniel Patrick Foran, Oliver Mueller, Mark Kraz
  • Patent number: 10982198
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention relates to an immunogenic composition that includes a mutant Clostridium difficile toxin A and/or a mutant Clostridium difficile toxin B. The mutant toxin may include a glucosyltransferase domain having at least one mutation and a cysteine protease domain having at least one mutation, relative to the corresponding wild-type C. difficile toxin. The mutant toxins may include at least one amino acid that is chemically crosslinked. In another aspect, the invention relates to methods and compositions for use in culturing Clostridium difficile and in producing C. difficile toxins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Arnold Lotvin, Annaliesa Sybil Anderson, Robert G. K. Donald, Michael James Flint, Narender Kumar Kalyan, Kathrin Ute Jansen, Maninder K. Sidhu, Justin Keith Moran, Mark Edward Ruppen, Weiqiang Sun
  • Patent number: 10981015
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus for monitoring a magnetic field related to magnetic stimulation may be provided. A system for monitoring a pulsing magnetic field related to magnetic stimulation therapy may include a magnetic stimulation component, a sensor, and a processor. The magnetic stimulation component may be configured to generate the pulsing magnetic field for the magnetic stimulation therapy. The sensor may be configured to generate a signal associated with the pulsing magnetic field. The processor may be configured to estimate a first characteristic associated with a first peak of the signal, estimate a second characteristic associated with a second peak of the signal, and determine a third characteristic of the signal based on the first characteristic and the second characteristic. The processor may be configured to determine whether a failure occurred based on the third characteristic of the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Neuronetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Marc Ghiron, Ian Maxwell Shipway, Mark Edward Riehl, Ravi Pillutla
  • Patent number: 10980638
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a penile implant includes a first member having a coupling portion and a locking portion and a second member having a coupling portion and a locking portion. The coupling portion of the first member is configured to engage the coupling portion of the second member to movably couple the first member to the second member such that the first member is configured to be placed in a first position with respect to the second member and a second position with respect to the second member. The locking portion of the first member is configured to engage the locking portion of the second member help retain the first member in its second position with respect to the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Edward DiLoreto, Karl Alan Jagger, Thomas Skoog, Robert Berkenes, Alex Alden Peterson
  • Patent number: 10975065
    Abstract: The present invention relates to N-substituted-dioxocyclobutenylamino-3-hydroxy-picolinamide compounds of Formulae (IA and 1B) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or hydrate thereof, that inhibit CC chemokine receptor 6 (CCR6), pharmaceutical compositions containing these compounds, and the use of these compounds for treating or preventing diseases, conditions, or disorders ameliorated by inhibition of CCR6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Stephen Gerstenberger, Andrew Christopher Flick, Vincent Michael Lombardo, James John Mousseau, Philippe Marcel Nuhant, Ralph Pelton Robinson, Jr., Mark Edward Schnute, Daniel Wei-Shung Kung, Daniel Copley Schmitt, Atli Thorarensen, John Isidro Trujillo, Rayomand Jal Unwalla, Huixian Wu
  • Publication number: 20210099670
    Abstract: A system includes a downstream facing port (DFP) coupled to a video source, an upstream facing port (UFP) coupled to a video sink, and a cable. The cable includes a first end that is connected to the DFP and a second end that is connected to the UFP. The cable is configured to carry a differential auxiliary transmission signal and detect polarity in the differential auxiliary transmission signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Charles Michael CAMPBELL, Anwar SADAT, Mark Edward WENTROBLE
  • Publication number: 20210087357
    Abstract: An additive article stabilizing method includes prior to polymerization, adding a radiation-activated stabilizing composition to a liquid resin, forming the article from the liquid resin, layer by layer, using radiation such that the stabilizing composition does not stabilize the liquid resin but the formed article, and neutralizing free radicals generated during a degradation process initiated by exposure of the article to additional radiation post-cure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Emily Ann RYAN, Mark Edward NICHOLS, Ellen Cheng-Chi LEE, Christopher Michael SEUBERT, Deborah Frances MIELEWSKI, Nicholas Ryan GUNTHER, Matthew Linden BEDELL
  • Patent number: 10953379
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are disclosed relating to the localization of nucleic acids to arrays such as silane-free arrays, and of sequencing the nucleic acids localized thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Illumina Cambridge Limited
    Inventors: Mark Edward Brennan Smith, Andrea Sabot, Isabelle Marie Julia Rasolonjatovo, Jean-Ernest Sohna Sohna, Adrian Martin Horgan, Harold Philip Swerdlow
  • Patent number: 10954863
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine includes a compressor, a turbine, and an engine shaft coupled to the compressor and the turbine; a gear assembly including a driveshaft and an accessory gearbox, the driveshaft rotatable by the engine shaft and the accessory gearbox rotatable by the driveshaft, the accessory gearbox including an AGB output, and the gear assembly defining a first overall gear ratio between the engine shaft and the AGB output; and a phasing gearbox coupled to the accessory gearbox and including a PGB output, and the phasing gearbox defining a second overall gear ratio between the AGB output of the accessory gearbox and the PGB output, wherein the second overall gear ratio is an inverse of the first overall gear ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Mark Edward Neubauer
  • Publication number: 20210081609
    Abstract: Techniques for reducing memory and processing resources used by a dialog system by sharing resources between pipelined processes of the dialog system. An integrated shared dictionary is constructed for concurrent use by automated speech recognition (ASR) and natural language understanding (NLU) subsystems of the dialog system. The integrated shared dictionary comprises multiple entries, with each entry comprising first information that is used by the ASR subsystem, second information used by the NLU subsystem, and information correlating the first information and the second information. The ASR subsystem uses the integrated shared dictionary to identify a dictionary entry containing a set of words corresponding to speech input. The dictionary entry information is communicated to the NLU subsystem, which uses the entry to generate a meaning representation for the speech input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Mark Edward Johnson
  • Publication number: 20210082424
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to determining intent based upon speech input using a dialog system. More particularly, techniques are described using matching-based machine learning techniques to identify an intent corresponding to speech input in a dialog system. These procedures do not require training when intents are added or removed from the set of possible intents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Mark Edward Johnson
  • Publication number: 20210082425
    Abstract: Techniques are described for training and executing a machine learning model using data derived from a database. A dialog system uses data from the database to generate related training data for natural language understanding applications. The generated training data is then used to train a machine learning model. This enables the dialog system to leverage a large amount of available data to speed up the training process as compared to conventional labeling techniques. The dialog system uses the trained machine learning model to identify a named entity from a received spoken utterance and generate and output a speech response based upon the identified named entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Edward Johnson, Michael Rye Kennewick
  • Patent number: D918511
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Carlson Rane, Donald Edward Desroches, Roy Joseph Seiders, Tobias Hotchkiss