Patents by Inventor Mark Gingrich

Mark Gingrich 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: 10268748
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a mobile or computer reader application that obtains articles or other computer files from a central database and displays the articles to a user of the device. The reader application may be customizable around one or more characteristics of the user of the device. In one embodiment, the type and number of articles provided to the device and displayed in the reader application may be based on the determination of a category or type of usage of the application is performed by the user. Further, the determination of the use of the reader application on the device is performed by and contained within the device such that usage information is not shared with overall article providing system. In another embodiment, the article providing system and/or device may determine recommendations to provide to a user of the reading application. These recommendations may be based on one or more selected interests or topics of the user of the reading application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Martin J. Murrett, Ian J. Elseth, Guillermo Ortiz, Ravi Chandra Jammalamadaka, Dominic J. Hughes, Steve E. Marmon, Casey M. Dougherty, Gregory C. Langmead, Mark A. Gingrich, Donald R. Beaver, Amogh Mahapatra, Collin D. Ruffenach, Georgios Sofianatos, Justin W. Sung, Kang Tu, Jason A. Novak
  • Patent number: 10268747
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a mobile or computer reader application that obtains articles or other computer files from a central database and displays the articles to a user of the device. The reader application may be customizable around one or more characteristics of the user of the device. In one embodiment, the type and number of articles provided to the device and displayed in the reader application may be based on the determination of a category or type of usage of the application is performed by the user. Further, the determination of the use of the reader application on the device is performed by and contained within the device such that usage information is not shared with overall article providing system. In another embodiment, the article providing system and/or device may determine recommendations to provide to a user of the reading application. These recommendations may be based on one or more selected interests or topics of the user of the reading application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Martin J. Murrett, Ian J. Elseth, Guillermo Ortiz, Ravi Chandra Jammalamadaka, Dominic J. Hughes, Steve E. Marmon, Casey M. Dougherty, Gregory C. Langmead, Mark A. Gingrich, Donald R. Beaver, Amogh Mahapatra, Collin D. Ruffenach, Georgios Sofianatos, Justin W. Sung, Kang Tu, Jason A. Novak
  • Patent number: 10162864
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a mobile or computer reader application that obtains articles or other computer files from a central database and displays the articles to a user of the device. In addition to providing the articles to the reader application, an article providing system may also determine the quality or popularity of particular articles and provide the most popular articles to users of the system. In one embodiment, the system may receive one or more anonymous interaction metrics from one or more devices connected to the system. The anonymous interaction metrics may be associated with a particular article and provide some indication of a user's engagement with the article. The system utilizes these interaction metrics or measurements to set or adjust a score or ranking associated with the particular article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Donald R. Beaver, Georgios Sofianatos, Kang Tu, Amogh Mahapatra, Mark A. Gingrich, Pushkaraj Bhirud, Dominic J. Hughes, Justin W. Sung, Ravi Chandra Jammalamadaka, Martin J. Murrett
  • Patent number: 10152478
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure may involve a computer implemented method of disambiguating a string from an article involving an electronic device including one or more hardware processing units, and accessing a disambiguation database comprising a plurality of string-entity combinations and associated metrics for each of the plurality of string-entity combinations. The associated metrics may include a metric associated with an arrival probability of linking at a web page for a particular entity after a specified number of links from a starting page. The method may involve generating a clique graph for each candidate entity of the article, and generating a probability that a particular candidate entity matches a particular string associated with the particular candidate entity as a function of score attributes generated from the clique graph and the arrival probability of linking at the page for the particular entity after the specified number of links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory C. Langmead, Dominic J. Hughes, Mark A. Gingrich, Ravi Chandra Jammalamadaka, Donald R. Beaver, Shizhu Liu, Pushkaraj Bhirud, Kamal M. Ali, Daniel Ribeiro Silva, Martin J. Murrett
  • Patent number: 10146775
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a mobile or computer reader application that obtains articles or other computer files from a central database and displays the articles to a user of the device. The reader application may be customizable around one or more characteristics of the user of the device. In one embodiment, the type and number of articles provided to the device and displayed in the reader application may be based on the determination of a category or type of usage of the application is performed by the user. Further, the determination of the use of the reader application on the device is performed by and contained within the device such that usage information is not shared with overall article providing system. In another embodiment, the article providing system and/or device may determine recommendations to provide to a user of the reading application. These recommendations may be based on one or more selected interests or topics of the user of the reading application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory C. Langmead, Dominic J. Hughes, Mark A. Gingrich, Ravi Chandra Jammalamadaka, Donald R. Beaver, Shizhu Liu, Pushkaraj Bhirud, Kamal M. Ali, Daniel Ribeiro Silva, Martin J. Murrett
  • Publication number: 20160357843
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a mobile or computer reader application that obtains articles or other computer files from a central database and displays the articles to a user of the device. The reader application may be customizable around one or more characteristics of the user of the device. In one embodiment, the type and number of articles provided to the device and displayed in the reader application may be based on the determination of a category or type of usage of the application is performed by the user. Further, the determination of the use of the reader application on the device is performed by and contained within the device such that usage information is not shared with overall article providing system. In another embodiment, the article providing system and/or device may determine recommendations to provide to a user of the reading application. These recommendations may be based on one or more selected interests or topics of the user of the reading application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Martin J. Murrett, Ian J. Elseth, Guillermo Ortiz, Ravi Chandra Jammalamadaka, Dominic J. Hughes, Steve E. Marmon, Casey M. Dougherty, Gregory C. Langmead, Mark A. Gingrich, Donald R. Beaver, Amogh Mahapatra, Collin D. Ruffenach, Georgios Sofianatos, Justin W. Sung, Kang Tu, Jason A. Novak
  • Publication number: 20160357738
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a mobile or computer reader application that obtains articles or other computer files from a central database and displays the articles to a user of the device. The reader application may be customizable around one or more characteristics of the user of the device. In one embodiment, the type and number of articles provided to the device and displayed in the reader application may be based on the determination of a category or type of usage of the application is performed by the user. Further, the determination of the use of the reader application on the device is performed by and contained within the device such that usage information is not shared with overall article providing system. In another embodiment, the article providing system and/or device may determine recommendations to provide to a user of the reading application. These recommendations may be based on one or more selected interests or topics of the user of the reading application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Gregory C. Langmead, Dominic J. Hughes, Mark A. Gingrich, Ravi Chandra Jammalamadaka, Donald R. Beaver, Shizhu Liu, Pushkaraj Bhirud, Kamal M. Ali, Daniel Ribeiro Silva, Martin J. Murrett
  • Publication number: 20160357753
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a mobile or computer reader application that obtains articles or other computer files from a central database and displays the articles to a user of the device. In addition to providing the articles to the reader application, an article providing system may also determine the quality or popularity of particular articles and provide the most popular articles to users of the system. In one embodiment, the system may receive one or more anonymous interaction metrics from one or more devices connected to the system. The anonymous interaction metrics may be associated with a particular article and provide some indication of a user's engagement with the article. The system utilizes these interaction metrics or measurements to set or adjust a score or ranking associated with the particular article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Donald R. Beaver, Georgios Sofianatos, Kang Tu, Amogh Mahapatra, Mark A. Gingrich, Pushkaraj Bhirud, Dominic J. Hughes, Justin W. Sung, Ravi Chandra Jammalamadaka, Martin J. Murrett
  • Publication number: 20160357857
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a mobile or computer reader application that obtains articles or other computer files from a central database and displays the articles to a user of the device. The reader application may be customizable around one or more characteristics of the user of the device. In one embodiment, the type and number of articles provided to the device and displayed in the reader application may be based on the determination of a category or type of usage of the application is performed by the user. Further, the determination of the use of the reader application on the device is performed by and contained within the device such that usage information is not shared with overall article providing system. In another embodiment, the article providing system and/or device may determine recommendations to provide to a user of the reading application. These recommendations may be based on one or more selected interests or topics of the user of the reading application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Gregory C. Langmead, Dominic J. Hughes, Mark A. Gingrich, Ravi Chandra Jammalamadaka, Donald R. Beaver, Shizhu Liu, Pushkaraj Bhirud, Kamal M. Ali, Daniel Ribeiro Silva, Martin J. Murrett
  • Publication number: 20160357820
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a mobile or computer reader application that obtains articles or other computer files from a central database and displays the articles to a user of the device. The reader application may be customizable around one or more characteristics of the user of the device. In one embodiment, the type and number of articles provided to the device and displayed in the reader application may be based on the determination of a category or type of usage of the application is performed by the user. Further, the determination of the use of the reader application on the device is performed by and contained within the device such that usage information is not shared with overall article providing system. In another embodiment, the article providing system and/or device may determine recommendations to provide to a user of the reading application. These recommendations may be based on one or more selected interests or topics of the user of the reading application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Martin J. Murrett, Ian J. Elseth, Guillermo Ortiz, Ravi Chandra Jammalamadaka, Dominic J. Hughes, Steve E. Marmon, Casey M. Dougherty, Gregory C. Langmead, Mark A. Gingrich, Donald R. Beaver, Amogh Mahapatra, Collin D. Ruffenach, Georgios Sofianatos, Justin W. Sung, Kang Tu, Jason A. Novak
  • Publication number: 20160357365
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a document viewing application with first and second document channel browsing modes. The first mode displays selectable items corresponding to document channels. Selection of an item causes the application to add the corresponding document channel to a set of selected document channels from which to retrieve documents for presentation within the application and dynamically add items corresponding to document channels related to the selected document channel to the selectable items for display in the first mode. The second mode displays a first set of selectable items corresponding to sources of documents and a second set of selectable items corresponding to document topics. Selection of an item in the second browsing mode causes the application to add the corresponding document channel to the set of selected document channels and modify the selectable items presented in the second mode a next time the second mode is entered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Genevieve Garand, Imran Chaudhri, Anton Davydov, Michel Elings, Mark A. Gingrich, Alen M. Haley, Dominic J. Hughes, Vincent Lane, Aimee Machado, Alexander C. MacLean, Steve E. Marmon, Charles J. Migos, Jonathan M. Penn, Jip van der Velde
  • Publication number: 20160055314
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for facilitating the delivery of an electronic prior authorization (ePA). Unique systems for facilitating the delivery of an ePA by an ePA provider system to an ePA requestor system and for modeling the state of an ePA request/response process are provided. A user interface (UI) generation component for dynamically generating a UI for presentation to a user is also provided. Methods corresponding to the functions performed by the systems and apparatuses are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Todd M. Anderson, Bradley C. Simons, Keith E. Willard, Mark A. Gingrich, Ryan D. Hess
  • Patent number: 9143182
    Abstract: A system for coupling a communication unit to an antenna. The system includes a tunable bandpass filter and a second tunable filter, such as a tunable low-pass filter, in parallel with the tunable bandpass filter. The system also includes a measurement and control unit configured to measure a frequency of a signal generated by the communication unit and to tune the tunable bandpass filter to pass the signal generated by the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Gingrich, Tommy Lam, Andrew G. Walsh
  • Publication number: 20130281031
    Abstract: A system for coupling a communication unit to an antenna. The system includes a tunable bandpass filter and a second tunable filter, such as a tunable low-pass filter, in parallel with the tunable bandpass filter. The system also includes a measurement and control unit configured to measure a frequency of a signal generated by the communication unit and to tune the tunable bandpass filter to pass the signal generated by the control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Gingrich, Tommy Lam, Andrew G. Walsh
  • Publication number: 20040006490
    Abstract: An exchange hub having electronic connections to subscribers including prescribers, pharmacies and pharmacy benefit management services (PBMs) for the purpose of exchanging relevant pharmaceutical data is disclosed. The, exchange hub allows each of its subscribers to send communications that may include request and response transactions, an end point to end point message, or an upload of a data file. The communications may be opaque to the exchange hub or the contents may be modified for additional value. The communications may include a request for eligibility of benefits for a particular patients which will return an aggregation of all PBMs for which that patient is eligible. Additional patient information such as formularies or medication history may be requested. The exchange hub also may route prescription information between the prescriber and pharmacies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Publication date: January 8, 2004
    Inventors: Mark A. Gingrich, H. John Beardsley, Teresa M. Byrne, Scott Robert Deasy, Trevor S. Gruby, Alan K. Jackson, Bryan T. Koch, Paul Lemley, William Liu, Frank V. McKinney, Todd Richard Simenson, DeNyce Steadland, David Tauzell, Gary B. Udstrand, Mark Udstrand, Jeffrey R. Whiteside
  • Patent number: 5359509
    Abstract: A computerized expert system reviews and adjudicates medical health care payment requests made by physicians to payers, such as insurers, for procedures performed and services and materials rendered to patients in the course of treatment. The system adjudicates a payment request to minimize fraud and mistakes and to determine whether to honor the request and if the request is honored, the dollar amount of the payment. The expert system reviews the payment request based on user-specified review criteria. Such criteria reflects contractual arrangements between payers, providers and patients, current, locally acceptable medical practices and patient and provider payment request patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1994
    Assignee: United Healthcare Corporation
    Inventors: John P. Little, R. Scott McMahon, Mark Gingrich, Roleigh H. Martin