Patents by Inventor Mark Evans

Mark Evans 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: 10738537
    Abstract: A drill bit includes a bit body and one or more cutters positioned on the bit body at select locations. At least one vibrational device is positioned on the bit body to impart vibration to the bit body and thereby mitigate stick-slip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Robello Samuel, Mark Evans Williams
  • Patent number: 10740867
    Abstract: A graphics processing may include implementing a vertex shader and a pixel shader with a GPU. Vertex parameter values may be compressed with the vertex shader and compressed vertex parameter values may be written to a cache. The pixel shader may access the compressed vertex parameter values that were written to the cache and decompress the compressed vertex parameter values. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Mark Evan Cerny, David Simpson, Jason Scanlin
  • Patent number: 10733691
    Abstract: Graphics processing may include implementing a vertex shader and a pixel shader with the GPU. Vertex indices output from a vertex shader may be written to a cache. The vertex indices written to the cache may be accessed with the pixel shader and vertex parameter values associated with the vertex indices may be accessed from a memory unit with the pixel shader. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Mark Evan Cerny, David Simpson, Jason Scanlin
  • Publication number: 20200244844
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include a video camera assembly that includes: (1) a housing; (2) an image sensor positioned within the housing and having a field of view corresponding to a scene in the smart home environment; and (3) a concave-shaped front face positioned in front of the image sensor such that light from the scene passes through the front face prior to entering the image sensor; where the front face includes: (a) an inner section corresponding to the image sensor; and (b) an outer section between the housing and the inner section, the outer section having a concave shape that extends from an outer periphery of the outer section to an inner periphery of the outer section; and where the concave shape extends around an entirety of the outer periphery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Kraz, Kevin Edward Booth, Tyler Scott Wilson, Nicholas Webb, Jason Evans Goulden, William Dong, Jeffrey Law, Rochus Jacob, Adam Duckworth Mittleman, Oliver Mueller
  • Publication number: 20200214331
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides soluble dietary fibers, food and beverage products including them, and methods for using them. In one aspect, the disclosure provides soluble dietary fiber having a fiber content of at least 97% as measured by AOAC 2001.03 and a DP1+DP2 content of no more than 3 wt % (e.g., no more than 2 wt %) on a dry solids basis. The soluble dietary fiber can be useful in variety of food and beverage applications including fermented foods and beverages like beer and sake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Bahar, Juhi Tomar, Mervyn de Souza, Annette Evans
  • Publication number: 20200214913
    Abstract: A restraint apparatus for securing a mobility device in a vehicle includes a base configured to being mounted to a floor of the vehicle, a support coupled to the base and extending upward therefrom, and a backing plate adjustably coupled to the support. The backing plate defines a channel to provide vertical adjustment of the backing plate with respect to the support. An upper support is pivotally coupled to the backing plate, and a claw assembly is coupled to the upper support. The claw assembly includes a claw member and a latching member, where the latching member is pivotally coupled to the claw member to enable pivotal movement between an unlatched position and a latched position. A control system operably controls the pivotal movement of the latching member between its latched position to its unlatched positions. In the unlatched position, the claw assembly provides an opening for receiving the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Pettigrew, Michael Evans, Luke Turpin, Larry Dean Michels
  • Publication number: 20200192071
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for structured illumination microscopy (SIM) imaging systems. In one set of implementations, a SIM imaging system may be implemented as a multi-arm SIM imaging system, whereby each arm of the system includes a light emitter and a beam splitter (e.g., a transmissive diffraction grating) having a specific, fixed orientation with respect to the system's optical axis. In a second set of implementations, a SIM imaging system may be implemented as a multiple beam splitter slide SIM imaging system, where one linear motion stage is mounted with multiple beam splitters having a corresponding, fixed orientation with respect to the system's optical axis. In a third set of implementations, a SIM imaging system may be implemented as a pattern angle spatial selection SIM imaging system, whereby a fixed two-dimensional diffraction grating is used in combination with a spatial filter wheel to project one-dimensional fringe patterns on a sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Peter Clarke Newman, Danilo Condello, Shaoping Lu, Simon Prince, Merek C. Siu, Stanley S. Hong, Aaron Liu, Gary Mark Skinner, Geraint Wyn Evans
  • Patent number: 10685425
    Abstract: In graphics processing data is received representing one or more vertices for a scene in a virtual space. Primitive assembly is performed on the vertices to compute projections of the vertices from virtual space onto a viewport of the scene in a screen space of a display device containing a plurality of pixels, the plurality of pixels being subdivided into a plurality of subsections. Scan conversion determines which pixels of the plurality of pixels are part of each primitive that has been converted to screen space coordinates. Coarse rasterization for each primitive determines which subsection or subsections the primitive overlaps. Metadata associated with the subsection a primitive overlaps determines a pixel resolution for the subsection. The metadata is used in processing pixels for the subsection to generate final pixel values for the viewport of the scene that is displayed on the display device in such a way that parts of the scene in two different subsections have different pixel resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LLC
    Inventor: Mark Evan Cerny
  • Patent number: 10668490
    Abstract: A fluid dispersal node is disclosed that includes one or more fluid outlets, an electromechanical valve, one or more hardware processors, hardware memory, a hardware wireless communication module, an antenna, and a fluid-tight, substantially radio frequency (RF) transparent enclosure. The valve is disposed in the node, and controls fluid flow to the outlets. The processors, in turn, control the valve. The wireless module receives instructions for operating the valve and forwards those instructions to one or more of the processors and the memory. The processors, memory, wireless module and antenna are disposed within the RF-transparent housing. In some embodiments, the antenna is disposed on a riser associated with the node outside the enclosure. In other embodiments, the antenna is disposed in a fluid line connected to the node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Mark Hall, Craig Boswell, Sky Evans, Joe Fox, Jedediah Knight
  • Publication number: 20200163765
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve can include an outer support assembly, an inner valve assembly, which define between them an annular space, and a pocket closure that bounds the annular space to form a pocket in which thrombus can be formed and retained. Alternatively, or additionally, the outer support assembly and the inner valve assembly can be coupled at the ventricle ends of the outer support assembly and the inner valve assembly, with the outer support assembly being relatively more compliant in hoop compression in a central, annulus portion than at the ventricle end, so that the prosthetic valve can seat securely in the annulus while imposing minimal loads on the inner valve assembly that could degrade the performance of the valve leaflets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Tendyne Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Christianson, Chad Perrin, Zachary Tegels, Craig Ekvall, Robert Vidlund, Son Mai, Michael Evans
  • Publication number: 20200160584
    Abstract: In a computer graphics processing unit (GPU) having a texture unit, when pixel sample locations are based on a non-orthonormal grid in scene space, the texture unit receives texture space gradient values directly, e.g., from a shader unit or generates them from texture coordinates supplied, e.g., by a shader unit, and then applies a transformation to the gradient values configured to adjust the gradient values to those which would arise from the use of a orthonormal screen space grid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventor: Mark Evan Cerny
  • Publication number: 20200150712
    Abstract: An application runs at a first operating frequency if the application is designed for a current version of a system and runs at a second operating frequency if the application is designed for a prior version of the system that operates at a lower frequency than the first operating frequency. The second operating frequency may be higher than the operating frequency of the prior version of the system to account for differences in latency, throughput or other processing characteristics between the two systems. Software readable cycle counters are based on a spoof clock running at the operating frequency of the prior version of the system, rather than the true operating frequency. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Evan Cerny, David Simpson
  • Patent number: 10619419
    Abstract: A disclosed example embodiment includes a drill bit used to form wellbores in subterranean formations. The drill bit includes a drill bit body for coupling to a lower end of a drill string. The drill bit body includes at least one support arm having an inwardly extending journal with a journal bearing having at least one radially reduced pocket extending at least partially circumferentially around the journal bearing including a load side of the journal bearing. At least one rotary cutter assembly is rotatably mounted to the journal. A plurality of cutting elements is disposed on the at least one rotary cutter assembly. At least two independent hardmetal pads are positioned within the at least one radially reduced pocket such that the hardmetal pads have a gap disposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Evans Williams, Micheal Burl Crawford, Jay Stuart Bird, Young Ho Lee
  • Publication number: 20200102791
    Abstract: An underground drill comprising a frame, a drill carriage, an anchor assembly, a multi-axis input device, an electronic controller, and a mode selector. The drill carriage and the anchor assembly are operably connected to the frame. The electronic controller is configured to receive input from the multi-axis input device and produce a corresponding output signal. The mode selector has an anchor mode, wherein the output signal actuates the anchor assembly, and a drill mode, wherein the output signal actuates the drill carriage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen Joseph Sartori, Mark Paul Manteufel, Lee Evan von Lehe
  • Publication number: 20200103639
    Abstract: Techniques are described for reducing the number of angles needed in structured illumination imaging of biological samples through the use of patterned flowcells, where nanowells of the patterned flowcells are arranged in, e.g., a square array, or an asymmetrical array. Accordingly, the number of images needed to resolve details of the biological samples is reduced. Techniques are also described for combining structured illumination imaging with line scanning using the patterned flowcells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Gary Mark Skinner, Geraint Wyn Evans, Stanley S. Hong
  • Patent number: 10595996
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve can include an outer support assembly, an inner valve assembly, which define between them an annular space, and a pocket closure that bounds the annular space to form a pocket in which thrombus can be formed and retained. Alternatively, or additionally, the outer support assembly and the inner valve assembly can be coupled at the ventricle ends of the outer support assembly and the inner valve assembly, with the outer support assembly being relatively more compliant in hoop compression in a central, annulus portion than at the ventricle end, so that the prosthetic valve can seat securely in the annulus while imposing minimal loads on the inner valve assembly that could degrade the performance of the valve leaflets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Tendyne Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Christianson, Chad Perrin, Zachary Tegels, Craig Ekvall, Robert Vidlund, Son Mai, Michael Evans
  • Publication number: 20200060843
    Abstract: A spinal bone graft includes one or more cortical bone portions forming a first unit. The first unit includes an engagement surface for contacting bone, and a mating surface. The mating surface forms at least one first undercut. The bone graft also includes one or more cortical bone portions forming a second unit. The second unit includes an engagement surface for contacting bone, and a mating surface. The mating surface forms either at least one second undercut, or at least one connector. In the former, at least one connector is received in each of the first and second undercuts to interconnect the first and second units. In the latter, the at least one connector of the second unit is received in the first undercut of the first unit to interconnect the first unit and second unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Evans, Dennis Phelps, Jingsong Chen
  • Publication number: 20200024713
    Abstract: Provided herein are highly formable aluminum alloys and methods of making the same. The highly formable aluminum alloys described herein can be prepared from recycled materials without significant addition of primary aluminum alloy material. The aluminum alloys are prepared by casting an aluminum alloy that can include such recycled materials and processing the resulting cast aluminum alloy article. Also described herein are methods of using the aluminum alloys and alloy products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Novelis Inc.
    Inventors: Sazol Kumar Das, Matthew Heyen, Peter Evans, Martin Beech, ChangOok Son, Mark Marsh, Rajeev G. Kamat, Rainer Kossak, David Fryatt, David Scott Fisher, Guillaume Florey, Cyrille Bezencon, Juergen Timm
  • Patent number: 10532515
    Abstract: A method that includes additively manufacturing with an additive manufacturing (AM) system a sub-component that has a locator element. Using a control system of the AM system for positioning a first location of the locator element. Selectively placing a portion of another sub-component adjacent to the locator element, based on the positioning. Then attaching the second sub-component to the first sub-component in a region, wherein the region is based on the positioning knowledge from the control system so as to make a component. A component that comprises a first sub-component that has an AM locator element; and a second sub-component attached to the first sub-component, wherein the locator element is attached to the second sub-component within the same additive manufacturing build chamber as the first sub-component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Evans Graham, John Broddus Deaton, Jr., Mark Allen Cheverton, Thomas Charles Adcock, Andrew David Deal, Marshall Gordon Jones, Prabhjot Singh
  • Patent number: 10534395
    Abstract: An application runs at a first operating frequency if the application is designed for a current version of a system and runs at a second operating frequency if the application is designed for a prior version of the system that operates at a lower frequency than the first operating frequency. The second operating frequency may be higher than the operating frequency of the prior version of the system to account for differences in latency, throughput or other processing characteristics between the two systems. Software readable cycle counters are based on a spoof clock running at the operating frequency of the prior version of the system, rather than the true operating frequency. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LLC
    Inventors: Mark Evan Cerny, David Simpson