Patents by Inventor Mark G. Allen

Mark G. Allen 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: 10436984
    Abstract: An optical network comprises a fiber distribution cable and a terminal assembly. The terminal assembly receives a plurality of optical fibers from the fiber distribution cable and distributes one or more individual fibers to one or more single fiber bare-fiber holders that hold and protect each single fiber prepared and configured for splicing via an individual splicing element. The splicing element includes an alignment mechanism having a base plate and a clamp plate. At least one of the base plate and clamp plate is formed from a silica material and at least one of the base plate and clamp plate includes an alignment groove or channel configured to receive the first and second optical fibers in an end-to-end manner. The splice element also comprises an optical adhesive disposed in at least a portion of the alignment groove, wherein the optical adhesive is curable via actinic radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: William J. Clatanoff, Donald K. Larson, Daniel J. Treadwell, William G. Allen, Raman K. Selli, Victor J. Borer, Kathleen M. Humpal, Melissa A. Lackey, Brant U. Kolb, Paul D. Pennington, Mark J. Hendrickson, Wendy L. Thompson, Wayne S. Mahoney
  • Patent number: 10440055
    Abstract: An example apparatus configured to perform network deception may include processing circuitry configured to generate virtual instances of decoy resources residing within a defined host network for presentation to cyber attackers, control at least one software defined network switch to monitor network traffic directed to real and decoy resources of the defined host network, and route network traffic based on detected interactions with the decoy resources. The decoy resources may have differing levels of decoy fidelity, where decoy fidelity indicates a difficulty for a cyber attacker to determine that the resource is a decoy. Additionally, generating the virtual instances of decoy resources may be performed without modification to real assets or real services residing in the defined host network. Furthermore, decoy services may be made to appear on real network assets using software defined networking without modification to the real assets or real services residing in the defined host network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Patrick D. Allen, Steven A. Handy, Aaron M. David, James G. Castle, Mark A. Matties
  • Patent number: 10390770
    Abstract: Medical overlay mirror methods and related systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9653926
    Abstract: Wireless sensors configured to sense, record and transmit data are provided herein. In one aspect, the wireless sensor has a power harvesting unit; a transducing A-to-D converter unit, a microcontroller unit, and a transmitting coil. The power harvesting unit is configured to receive an external energizing magnetic field generated by an external interrogator and store the energy generated thereby. The transducing A-to-D converter unit has a passive electrical transducer configured to respond to variations in a physical property and a converter configured to measure a characteristic value of the passive electrical transducer and provide a digital signal that is indicative of the measured characteristic value. The microcontroller unit is electrically coupled to the power harvesting unit and the transducing A-to-D converter unit and is configured to receive the digital signal from the transducing A-to-D converter unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical Luxenbourg Holdings II S. A. R. L (“SJM LUX II”)
    Inventors: Jin Woo Park, Florent Cros, Mark G. Allen
  • Publication number: 20170098189
    Abstract: A method and system for adjusting the spatial accuracy of one or more address records by comparing the situs addresses of parcel records to the physical addresses of the address records, comparing the landowner names of parcel records to the personal names of the address records, and comparing the spatial coordinates of the address record to the spatial coordinates for the centroids of parcel records.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Applicant: Energy Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark G. Allen, James M. Harris, III
  • Patent number: 9330820
    Abstract: Methods are provided for fabricating three-dimensional electrically conductive structures. Three-dimensional electrically conductive microstructures are also provided. The method may include providing a mold having at least one microdepression which defines a three-dimensional structure; filling the microdepression of the mold with at least one substrate material; molding the at least one substrate material to form a substrate; and depositing and patterning of at least one electrically conductive layer either during the molding process or subsequent to the molding process to form an electrically conductive structure. In one embodiment, the three-dimensional electrically conductive microstructure comprises an electrically functional microneedle array comprising two or more microneedles, each including a high aspect ratio, polymeric three dimensional substrate structure which is at least substantially coated by an electrically conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark G. Allen, Seong-O Choi, Jung-Hwan Pauk, Xiaosong Wu, Yanzhu Zhao, Yong-Kyu Yoon, Swaminathan Rajaraman
  • Patent number: 9290756
    Abstract: Provided herein are apparatus and methods relating to the development of instrumentation for high throughput network electrophysiology and cellular analysis. More specifically, provided herein are multiwell microelectrode arrays (MEAs) and methods for the development of such an apparatus in an inexpensive fashion with a flexible, ANSI/SBS-compliant (American National Standards Institute/Society for Biomolecular Screening) format. Microelectrode arrays are a grid of tightly spaced microelectrodes useful for stimulating and sensing electrically active cells, networks and tissue. The techniques described herein relate to the use of microfabrication in combination with certain large-area processes that have been employed to achieve multiwell MEAs in ANSI/SBS-compliant culture well formats, which are also transparent for inverted/backside microscopy compatibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignees: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: James Ross, Edgar A. Brown, Swaminathan Rajaraman, Mark G. Allen, Bruce Wheeler
  • Publication number: 20150255995
    Abstract: Wireless sensors configured to sense, record and transmit data are provided herein. In one aspect, the wireless sensor has a power harvesting unit; a transducing A-to-D converter unit, a microcontroller unit, and a transmitting coil. The power harvesting unit is configured to receive an external energizing magnetic field generated by an external interrogator and store the energy generated thereby. The transducing A-to-D converter unit has a passive electrical transducer configured to respond to variations in a physical property and a converter configured to measure a characteristic value of the passive electrical transducer and provide a digital signal that is indicative of the measured characteristic value. The microcontroller unit is electrically coupled to the power harvesting unit and the transducing A-to-D converter unit and is configured to receive the digital signal from the transducing A-to-D converter unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: JIN WOO PARK, FLORENT CROS, MARK G. ALLEN
  • Patent number: 9041416
    Abstract: Wireless sensors configured to record and transmit data as well as sense and, optionally, actuate to monitor physical properties of an environment and, optionally, effect changes within that environment. In one aspect, the wireless sensor can have a power harvesting unit; a voltage regulation unit, a transducing oscillator unit, and a transmitting coil. The voltage regulation unit is electrically coupled to the power harvesting unit and is configured to actuate at a minimum voltage level. The transducing oscillator unit is electrically coupled to the voltage regulation unit and is configured to convert a sensed physical property into an electrical signal. Also, the transmitting coil is configured to receive the electrical signal and to transmit the electrical signal to an external antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical Luxembourg Holdings II S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Jin Woo Park, Florent Cros, Mark G. Allen
  • Patent number: 9032900
    Abstract: Marine vehicle systems and methods are disclosed. The marine vehicle can be buoyancy controlled, enabling efficient, extended use of the marine vehicle. Buoyancy actuation can enable roll, pitch, and yaw of the marine vehicle, as well as translation in any direction. One or more elastic bladders can be disposed on or in the marine vehicle. The bladders can be selectively inflated and deflated to control movement of the marine vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Ari Glezer, Lora G. Weiss, Mark G. Allen
  • Patent number: 8849072
    Abstract: An optical device for integrated photonic applications includes a substrate, a dielectric waveguide and a surface plasmon waveguide. The dielectric waveguide includes a dielectric waveguide core disposed relative to a dielectric waveguide cladding and a common cladding. The surface plasmon waveguide includes a surface plasmon waveguide core disposed relative to the common cladding and a surface plasmon waveguide cladding. The common cladding couples the dielectric waveguide and the surface plasmon waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Physical Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Montoya, Mark G. Allen, Joel M. Hensley, Krishnan R. Parameswaran, Rajeev Ram
  • Patent number: 8708966
    Abstract: Microneedle devices are provided for transport of molecules across tissue barriers and for use as microflameholders. In a preferred embodiment for transport across tissue, the microneedles are formed of a biodegradable polymer. Methods of making these devices, which can include hollow and/or porous microneedles, are also provided. A preferred method for making a microneedle includes forming a micromold having sidewalls which define the outer surface of the microneedle, electroplating the sidewalls to form the hollow microneedle, and then removing the micromold from the microneedle. In a preferred method of use, the microneedle device is used to deliver material into or across a biological barrier from chambers in connection with at least one of the microneedles. The device preferably further includes a means for controlling the flow of material through the microneedles. Representative examples of these means include the use of permeable membranes, fracturable impermeable membranes, valves, and pumps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Mark G. Allen, Mark R. Prausnitz, Devin V. McAllister, Florent Paul Marcel Cros
  • Patent number: 8690865
    Abstract: The present invention comprises methods and devices for thermal treatment of a barrier to increase the permeability of the barrier. One form of increasing the permeability of the barrier comprises forming micropores which may be used for administration of active agents across the barrier, or may be used for sampling or collecting fluids, or may be used for detecting, measuring or determining analytes, or may be used for monitoring of physiological or other conditions. Devices of the present invention may comprise microheaters that are activated by inductive or ohmic heating power supply components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Mark R. Prausnitz, Mark G. Allen, Jung-Hwan Park, Yong-Kyu Yoon, Jin-Woo Park
  • Publication number: 20130306356
    Abstract: Methods are provided for fabricating three-dimensional electrically conductive structures. Three-dimensional electrically conductive microstructures are also provided. The method may include providing a mold having at least one microdepression which defines a three-dimensional structure; filling the microdepression of the mold with at least one substrate material; molding the at least one substrate material to form a substrate; and depositing and patterning of at least one electrically conductive layer either during the molding process or subsequent to the molding process to form an electrically conductive structure. In one embodiment, the three-dimensional electrically conductive microstructure comprises an electrically functional microneedle array comprising two or more microneedles, each including a high aspect ratio, polymeric three dimensional substrate structure which is at least substantially coated by an electrically conductive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Mark G. Allen, Seong-O Choi, Jung-Hwan Pauk, Xiaosong Wu, Yanzhu Zhao, Yong-Kyu Yoon, Swaminathan Rajaraman
  • Publication number: 20130305978
    Abstract: Marine vehicle systems and methods are disclosed. The marine vehicle can be buoyancy controlled, enabling efficient, extended use of the marine vehicle. Buoyancy actuation can enable roll, pitch, and yaw of the marine vehicle, as well as translation in any direction. One or more elastic bladders can be disposed on or in the marine vehicle. The bladders can be selectively inflated and deflated to control movement of the marine vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Ari Glezer, Lora G. Weiss, Mark G. Allen
  • Publication number: 20120313649
    Abstract: Wireless sensors configured to record and transmit data as well as sense and, optionally, actuate to monitor physical properties of an environment and, optionally, effect changes within that environment. In one aspect, the wireless sensor can have a power harvesting unit; a voltage regulation unit, a transducing oscillator unit, and a transmitting coil. The voltage regulation unit is electrically coupled to the power harvesting unit and is configured to actuate at a minimum voltage level. The transducing oscillator unit is electrically coupled to the voltage regulation unit and is configured to convert a sensed physical property into an electrical signal. Also, the transmitting coil is configured to receive the electrical signal and to transmit the electrical signal to an external antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Jin Woo Park, Florent Cros, Mark G. Allen
  • Patent number: 8264240
    Abstract: Wireless sensors configured to record and transmit data as well as sense and, optionally, actuate to monitor physical properties of an environment and, optionally, effect changes within that environment. In one aspect, the wireless sensor can have a power harvesting unit; a voltage regulation unit, a transducing oscillator unit, and a transmitting coil. The voltage regulation unit is electrically coupled to the power harvesting unit and is configured to actuate at a minimum voltage level. The transducing oscillator unit is electrically coupled to the voltage regulation unit and is configured to convert a sensed physical property into an electrical signal. Also, the transmitting coil is configured to receive the electrical signal and to transmit the electrical signal to an external antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: CardioMems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Woo Park, Florent Cros, Mark G. Allen
  • Patent number: 8257324
    Abstract: Simple microneedle devices for delivery of drugs across or into biological tissue are provided, which permit drug delivery at clinically relevant rates across or into skin or other tissue barriers, with minimal or no damage, pain, or irritation to the tissue. The devices include a substrate to which a plurality of hollow microneedles are attached or integrated, and at least one reservoir, containing the drug, selectably in communication with the microneedles, wherein the volume or amount of drug to be delivered can be selectively altered. The reservoir can be formed of a deformable, preferably elastic, material. The device typically includes a means, such as a plunger, for compressing the reservoir to drive the drug from the reservoir through the microneedles, In one embodiment, the reservoir is a syringe or pump connected to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Mark R. Prausnitz, Mark G. Allen, Inder-Jeet Gujral
  • Patent number: 8101114
    Abstract: Various apparatuses, arrangements, and methods are provided for creating various structures including microstructures. In one embodiment, a method for creating a microstructure is provided comprising packing a plurality of particles into a micromold, and then applying energy to the particles in the micromold. As a result of the application of energy, a microstructure is formed in the micromold out of the particles. Thereafter, the microstructure is removed from the micromold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Jung-hwan Park, Mark G. Allen, Mark R. Prausnitz
  • Publication number: 20120016207
    Abstract: An electromagnetically coupled hermetic chamber includes a body defining a hermetic chamber. A distributed LC circuit is disposed within the hermetic chamber and a second conductive structure is attached to the body outside of the hermetic chamber. The distributed LC circuit is electromagnetically coupled to the second conductive structure without direct electrical paths thereby allowing coupling of the distributed LC circuit to external electronics without the need for electrical feedthroughs or vias that could compromise the integrity of the hermetic chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: CardioMEMS
    Inventor: MARK G. ALLEN