Patents by Inventor Mark Griffith

Mark Griffith 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: 20220217041
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to facilitate configuration and naming of a multimedia playback device on a local playback network are disclosed. An example method includes identifying and analyzing local network topology to identify playback device(s) connected to the network at location(s). The example method includes analyzing a playback device to be added and comparing the playback device to be added to the playback device(s) already connected to the network. The example method includes displaying available option(s) to name the playback device to be added based on the analysis of the network, the already connected playback device(s) and the playback device to be added to the network. The example method includes naming the playback device to be added based on a selected available option.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Neil Griffiths, Mark Triplett
  • Patent number: 11144923
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are disclosed for progressive authorization of information. One of the methods includes obtaining information from a user device indicating a user identity of a user operating the user device, the user device being in communication with a content server. A confidence associated with the user identity of the user is determined. Requests from the content server for profile information associated with the user identity are responded to, such that authorization levels of requested profile information are determined to be satisfied based on the confidence. Upon a positive determination, use of the requested profile information is granted. Upon a negative determination, prompts for additional identifying information are provided on the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Griffith, Richard Koehler, Lakshmi Saligram
  • Publication number: 20200301643
    Abstract: A method of operating a multi-device document viewer includes receiving a selection of two or more computing devices to be included in a selected group of computing devices that create the multi-device document viewer; assigning the two or more computing devices to the selected group; assigning a page offset value for each of the two or more computing devices in the selected group, the page offset value identifying an offset from a base page for each of the two or more computing devices; receiving a selection of a document to be viewed on the multi-device document viewer at one computing device of the two or more computing devices; and displaying pages of the selected document on the two or more computing devices corresponding based on the assigned page offset value for each of the two or more computing devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventor: Mark Griffiths
  • Patent number: 10513283
    Abstract: A motorized kayak cart is provided. The cart has a frame for supporting the hull of a kayak, a motor that drives two opposing wheels mounted on the frame, and stabilizing bars that contact a ground surface on which the cart rests and slides along the ground surface in order to maintain the cart in an upright position when the cart is in motion so that the cart does not tip over when in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Griffith
  • Patent number: 10438200
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are disclosed for vending machine authorization and customization based on confidences of user identities. One of the methods includes receiving identifying information for a user device, the identifying information being received in response to the user device being within a distance of a vending machine. The vending machine can include sensors that trigger the user device to provide identifying information. A portion of profile information is accessed, portion of profile information indicating a unique identifier assigned to the user device. The portion of profile information is provided to one or more servers that communicate with the vending machine over one or more networks. Preference in formation is displayed via a display of the vending machine, the preference information being maintained by servers and being associated with the unique identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Griffith, Richard Koehler, Lakshmi Saligram
  • Publication number: 20190126966
    Abstract: A motorized kayak cart is provided. The cart has a frame for supporting the hull of a kayak, a motor that drives two opposing wheels mounted on the frame, and stabilizing bars that contact a ground surface on which the cart rests and slides along the ground surface in order to maintain the cart in an upright position when the cart is in motion so that the cart does not tip over when in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Griffith
  • Patent number: 10019002
    Abstract: Many different types of systems are utilized or tasks are performed in a marine environment. The present invention provides various configurations of unmanned vehicles, or drones, that can be operated and/or controlled for such systems or tasks. One or more unmanned vehicles can be integrated with a dedicated marine electronic device of a marine vessel for autonomous control and operation. Additionally or alternatively, the unmanned vehicle can be manually remote operated during use in the marine environment. Such unmanned vehicles can be utilized in many different marine environment systems or tasks, including, for example, navigation, sonar, radar, search and rescue, video streaming, alert functionality, among many others. However, as contemplated by the present invention, the marine environment provides many unique challenges that may be accounted for with operation and control of an unmanned vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: NAVICO HOLDING AS
    Inventors: Mark N. Harnett, Geoffrey Morrish, Paul Butterworth, Alan Peter Davis, Thomas E. H. Isaacson, Jake Hawkins, Mark Griffith, David M. Simons
  • Publication number: 20180107210
    Abstract: Many different types of systems are utilized or tasks are performed in a marine environment. The present invention provides various configurations of unmanned vehicles, or drones, that can be operated and/or controlled for such systems or tasks. One or more unmanned vehicles can be integrated with a dedicated marine electronic device of a marine vessel for autonomous control and operation. Additionally or alternatively, the unmanned vehicle can be manually remote operated during use in the marine environment. Such unmanned vehicles can be utilized in many different marine environment systems or tasks, including, for example, navigation, sonar, radar, search and rescue, video streaming, alert functionality, among many others. However, as contemplated by the present invention, the marine environment provides many unique challenges that may be accounted for with operation and control of an unmanned vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Mark N. Harnett, Geoffrey Morrish, Paul Butterworth, Alan Peter Davis, Thomas E.H. Isaacson, Jake Hawkins, Mark Griffith, David M. Simons
  • Publication number: 20170109908
    Abstract: Various implementations are directed to using chlorophyll data for a marine environment. In one implementation, a non-transitory computer-readable medium may have stored thereon computer-executable instructions which, when executed by a computer, cause the computer to receive chlorophyll data from one or more chlorophyll sensors disposed on a vessel in real-time or substantially near real-time, where the chlorophyll data corresponds to a marine environment proximate to the vessel. The computer-executable instructions may also cause the computer to analyze the received chlorophyll data to determine one or more real-time or substantially near real-time chlorophyll concentrations of the marine environment. The computer-executable instructions may further cause the computer to generate a display based on the real-time or substantially near real-time chlorophyll concentrations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventor: Mark Griffith
  • Patent number: PP27252
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Lantana plant named ‘PIIL-I’, characterized by its low growing, layered and spreading growth habit; leathery, scabrous, lustrous dark green foliage; continuous flowering; and dark yellow flower buds that open to dark yellow and age to orange and eventually to orange-red. There are no other cultivars of Lantana with this combination of characteristics known to the inventor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Plant Introductions, Inc.
    Inventors: Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee, Mark Griffith, Jeff Beasley, Michael A. Dirr
  • Patent number: PP27303
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Lagerstroemia plant named ‘PIILAG-VII’, characterized by its compact, upright, intermediate growth habit, reddish new growth, and lustrous dark green foliage in summer, red flowers where the petals cover the stamens, superior resistance to powdery mildew and Cercospora leaf spot, and increased cold hardiness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Plant Introductions, Inc.
    Inventors: Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee, Mark Griffith, Jeff Beasley, Michael A. Dirr
  • Patent number: PP27631
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Distylium plant named ‘PIIDIST-V’, characterized by its compact, layered, and mounding growth habit, reddish new growth, blue-green mature foliage, and cold tolerance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Plant Introductions, Inc.
    Inventors: Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee, Mark Griffith, Jeff Beasley, Michael A. Dirr
  • Patent number: PP28958
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Viburnum plicata plant named ‘PIIVIB-II’ that is characterized by its compact and mounding plant habit, its stems with new growth that is red in color, its floriferous blooming habit, even on young plants, its flowers that are white in color and tinted with light green and its foliage that is ovate in shape, with impressed veins, and deep green in color turning red-purple in fall and winter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: BAILEY NURSERIES INC.
    Inventors: Michael Dirr, Jeff Beasley, Mark Griffith, Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee
  • Patent number: PP29291
    Abstract: A new and distinctive cultivar of Loropetalum named ‘PIILC-IV’ that is characterized by its compact, mounded, spreading growth habit, its foliage that is dark purple in color that changes to green in color summer through winter, its flowers that are red-purple in color, and its good cold hardiness with hardiness at least in U.S.D.A. Zones 7 to 9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: BAILEY NURSERIES INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Dirr, Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee, Mark Griffith, Jeff Beasley
  • Patent number: PP29578
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Ilex crenata plant named, ‘PIIIC-I’, that is characterized by its upright, fastigiate plant habit, its dense, freely branching growth habit, its slightly recurved leaves that are glossy in texture and dark green in color, branches that do not splay or spread apart with age and its lack of fruit production (male flowers).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: BAILEY NURSERIES INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Dirr, Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee, Mark Griffith, Jeff Beasley
  • Patent number: PP29779
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Dystilium hybrid plant named, ‘PIIDIST-VI’, that is characterized by its compact, freely branched, mounded, and evergreen plant habit, its small, ovate-lanceolate shaped leaves that are green with a hint of red-purple in color when young and dark green in color when mature, and its good cold hardiness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: BAILEY NURSERIES INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Dirr, Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee, Mark Griffith, Jeff Beasley
  • Patent number: PP30308
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hydrangea macrophylla plant named ‘GRIFFHY-01’, characterized by its bright yellow foliage color, remontant (reblooming) trait, flowering on old wood and new growth of the season, pink mophead inflorescence in non-aluminium based media and blue inflorescence in aluminum based media, and compact, rounded to spreading growth habit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Griffith Propagation Nurseries Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Griffith, Rhonda Helvick, Ben Sanders
  • Patent number: PP32242
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hydrangea plant named ‘COF-HM2’ is disclosed, characterized by vigorously growing, compact plants with strong, upright peduncles. Inflorescences are dense mophead with uniquely colored sepals beginning maturing green-purple and maturing pink. Sepals are extremely thick and persist in good condition up to 8 weeks. Fall foliage is a deep red. The new variety is a Hydrangea, normally produced as an ornamental plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Dirr, Mark Griffith
  • Patent number: PP32549
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Hydrangea paniculata plant named ‘Bailpanone’ that is characterized by its compact plant size reaching 0.9 to 1.2 m in height and spread, its late blooming habit, its panicles that are creamy white in color and change to light pink in color as they age in northern climates, and its dense panicles with few fertile flowers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: BAILEY NURSERIES INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Dirr, Jeff Beasley, Mark Griffith, Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee, David Jonathan Roberts, Justin Schulze
  • Patent number: PP33703
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Hydrangea macrophylla plant named ‘Bailmacsix’ that is characterized by its compact plant habit; reaching 40 cm to 92 cm in height and width, its cold hardiness in U.S.D.A. Zone 4, its blooming on both old and new wood, and its inflorescences that are deep pink or deep blue/purple depending on growing conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: BAILEY NURSERIES INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Dirr, Jeff Beasley, Mark Griffith, Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee, David Jonathan Roberts, Justin Schulze