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: 20160081248
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Lagerstroemia plant named ‘PIILAG-VIII’, characterized by its compact, upright, intermediate growth habit, dark burgundy foliage that is planar, numerous large pink inflorescenes, resistance to powdery mildew and Cercospora leaf spot, and increase cold hardiness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: Plant Introductions, Inc.
    Inventors: Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee, Mark Griffith, Jeff Beasley, Michael A. Dirr
  • Publication number: 20160081247
    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 compared to standard red flowered cultivars, ‘Whit II’ and ‘Whit IV’.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: Plant Introductions, Inc.
    Inventors: Rhonda HELVICK, Oren MCBEE, Mark GRIFFITH, Jeff BEASLEY, Michael A. DIRR
  • Publication number: 20160081249
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Gardenia jasminoides plant named ‘PIIGA-II’, characterized by fragrant, double white flowers, abundant large flowers in spring with reblooming to fall, lustrous, dark green foliage, compact upright growth habit, cold hardy to USDA Hardiness Zone 7, and resistance to root rot diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: Plant Introductions, Inc.
    Inventors: Rhonda HELVICK, Oren McBEE, Mark GRIFFITH, Jeff BEASLEY, Michael A. DIRR
  • Publication number: 20160081244
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Vitex plant named ‘PIIVAC-II’, characterized by its compact, rounded growth habit, dark green foliage, dark bluish purple flowers, short internodes, and flowers on every terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: Plant Introductions, Inc.
    Inventors: Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee, Mark Griffith, Jeff Beasley, Michael A. Dirr
  • Publication number: 20160081246
    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: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: Plant Introductions, Inc.
    Inventors: Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee, Mark Griffith, Jeff Beasley, Michael A. Dirr
  • Publication number: 20160081245
    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: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: Plant Introductions, Inc.
    Inventors: Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee, Mark Griffith, Jeff Beasley, Michael A. Dirr
  • Patent number: 8577740
    Abstract: Combining fulfillment of customer orders from merchants in computer-facilitated marketplaces. An order management system may include a virtual shopping cart interface that may be used with a number of merchants. Each merchant may be registered to receive fulfillment services from a fulfillment services provider for inventory items the merchant offers in commerce. The virtual shopping cart interface may be configured to receive requests to indicate various items within a virtual shopping cart corresponding to a customer. Different inventory items offered by different merchants may be placed within the virtual shopping cart. In response to the customer's request to finalize an order, the order management system may instruct the fulfillment services provider to ship the items in the virtual shopping cart to the customer. A single shipment may include items offered by several different merchants, and each of the merchants may be the merchant of record for its respective inventory item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Murray, Joel Shepherd, Mark Griffith
  • Patent number: 8536306
    Abstract: The invention provides the structure of human A2A adenosine receptor protein bound to an antagonist. Methods of using one or more binding sites and other features of this G-protein coupled receptor to develop new therapeutics are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: The Scripps Research Institute
    Inventors: Raymond C. Stevens, Michael A. Hanson, Vadim Cherezov, Mark Griffith, Veli-Pekka Jaakola
  • Patent number: 8204799
    Abstract: Combining fulfillment of customer orders from merchants in computer-facilitated marketplaces. An order management system may include a virtual shopping cart interface that may be used with a number of merchants. Each merchant may be registered to receive fulfillment services from a fulfillment services provider for inventory items the merchant offers in commerce. The virtual shopping cart interface may be configured to receive requests to indicate various items within a virtual shopping cart corresponding to a customer. Different inventory items offered by different merchants may be placed within the virtual shopping cart. In response to the customer's request to finalize an order, the order management system may instruct the fulfillment services provider to ship the items in the virtual shopping cart to the customer. A single shipment may include items offered by several different merchants, and each of the merchants may be the merchant of record for its respective inventory item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Murray, Joel Shepherd, Mark Griffith
  • Publication number: 20120123092
    Abstract: The invention provides the structure of human A2A adenosine receptor protein bound to an antagonist. Methods of using one or more binding sites and other features of this G-protein coupled receptor to develop new therapeutics are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: THE SCRIPPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Raymond C. Stevens, Michael A. Hanson, Vadim Cherezov, Mark Griffith, Veli-Pekka Jaakola
  • Patent number: 8142121
    Abstract: The subject matter of the invention is generally related to automotive accessories. Specifically, it is a device adapted to covering the bed of a pick-up truck, or similar vehicle, including comparable utility trailers. In addition to covering the bed, the device covers the area of an open tailgate and is adapted to cover loads of varying heights by deploying attached side panels. The disclosed device further includes a strap system that connects to the cover and secures the load; in addition it serves as an aid in pulling loads from the bed. Finally the invention describes three systems to anchor the cover to the vehicle, each of which accommodates deployment of the side panels and each of which provides a degree of flexibility to cover loads of varying height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Matthew Mark Griffith
  • Publication number: 20110243681
    Abstract: The subject matter of the invention is generally related to automotive accessories. Specifically, it is a device adapted to covering the bed of a pick-up truck, or similar vehicle, including comparable utility trailers. In addition to covering the bed, the device covers the area of an open tailgate and is adapted to cover loads of varying heights by deploying attached side panels. The disclosed device further includes a strap system that connects to the cover and secures the load; in addition it serves as an aid in pulling loads from the bed. Finally the invention describes three systems to anchor the cover to the vehicle, each of which accommodates deployment of the side panels and each of which provides a degree of flexibility to cover loads of varying height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Matthew Mark Griffith
  • Patent number: 7818742
    Abstract: A customer portal application can reference a module. The files of the module can be combined with the files of the customer portal application wherein the files of the customer portal application take precedence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: BEA Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Laird, Mark Griffith, Vinod Mehra, Rob Woollen, Michael Jasnowski
  • Patent number: 7814484
    Abstract: Resources provided by web applications can be extended through the implementation of library modules and extensions. Library modules stored outside a web application can provide resources in a web application environment as if they were part of the web application itself. Additionally, web applications can be configured with application extensions that are web applications stored as archives within containing web applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: BEA Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Griffith, Vinod Mehra, Rob Woollen
  • Publication number: 20100058503
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Lantana plant named ‘Chapel Hill Gold’, characterized by its low growing, layered and spreading growth habit; leathery, scabrous dark green foliage; continuous flowering; bright golden yellow flower buds and flowers; and cold hardiness to USDA Hardiness Zone 7.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: Plant Introductions, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Griffith
  • Patent number: PP21539
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Lantana plant named ‘Chapel Hill Gold’, characterized by its low growing, layered and spreading growth habit; leathery, scabrous dark green foliage; continuous flowering; bright golden yellow flower buds and flowers; and cold hardiness to USDA Hardiness Zone 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Plant Introductions, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Griffith
  • Patent number: PP26775
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Vitex plant named ‘PIIVAC-II’, characterized by its compact, rounded growth habit, dark green foliage, dark bluish purple flowers, short internodes, and flowers on every terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Plant Introductions, Inc.
    Inventors: Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee, Mark Griffith, Jeff Beasley, Michael A. Dirr
  • Patent number: PP27194
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Lagerstroemia plant named ‘PIILAG-VIII’, characterized by its compact, upright, intermediate growth habit, dark burgundy foliage that is planar, numerous large pink inflorescenes, resistance to powdery mildew and Cercospora leaf spot, and increase cold hardiness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Plant Introductions, Inc.
    Inventors: Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee, Mark Griffith, Jeff Beasley, Michael A. Dirr
  • 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: PP27258
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Gardenia jasminoides plant named ‘PIIGA-II’, characterized by fragrant, double white flowers, abundant large flowers in spring with reblooming to fall, lustrous, dark green foliage, compact upright growth habit, and cold hardy to USDA Hardiness Zone 7.
    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