Patents by Inventor Mark Harris

Mark Harris 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: 20190179409
    Abstract: The majority of applications for head mounted display (HMD) users, irrespective of whether they are for short-term, long-term, low vision, augmented reality, etc. yield a conflicting set of tradeoffs between user comfort and minimal fatigue and strain during use, ease of attachment, minimizing intrusiveness and aesthetics which must be concurrently balanced with and are often in conflict with providing an optical vision system that provides the user with a wide field of view and high image resolution whilst also offering a large exit pupil for eye placement with sufficient eye clearance. Further, individual users' needs vary as do their needs with the general task at-hand, visual focus, and various regions-of-interest within their field of view. To address these issues, it is necessary to provide a high performance optical system, eyepiece design, and system features which overcome these limitations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: FRANK JONES, JAMES BENSON BACQUE, MARK HARRIS, ROBERT HILKES
  • Publication number: 20190160409
    Abstract: A fluid trap for minimizing the escape of contaminated fluids from the fluid trap when an orientation of the fluid trap changes during removal or transport includes a front cover, a rear cover coupled to the front cover, and an interior chamber defined by the front and rear covers. The front cover defines an inlet port extending a first distance into an interior chamber of the fluid trap. The rear cover defines an exhaust port extending a second distance away from the rear cover of the fluid trap and positioned above the inlet port when the fluid trap is in an upright position. The interior chamber has a maximum fluid volume defined as the lesser of a fluid reservoir volume, a front cover volume, and a rear cover volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Shawn K. Horner, Benjamin Danziger, Chad S. Frampton, Mark D. Glassett, Darcy W. Greep, Jason Harris, Frederick Shelton, David Yates
  • Publication number: 20190159830
    Abstract: A smoke evacuation device that evacuates smoke from a surgical site and filters the smoke from the air. The smoke evacuation device can include a fluid trap for removing moisture from the smoke. The smoke evacuation device can also include a filter with a compression mechanism for compressing a filter medium. The smoke evacuation device can also include features for controlling flow parameters, noise, and vibrations of the device. A remote activation device can also be used to activate the smoke evacuation device upon detection of certain system parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Shawn K. Horner, Jason Harris, Frederick Shelton, Chad S. Frampton, Steven D. Andrews, Benjamin Danziger, Mark D. Glassett, Darcy W. Greep, Roger Millis, David Yates
  • Publication number: 20190138508
    Abstract: A history preserving data pipeline computer system and method. In one aspect, the history preserving data pipeline system provides immutable and versioned datasets. Because datasets are immutable and versioned, the system makes it possible to determine the data in a dataset at a point in time in the past, even if that data is no longer in the current version of the dataset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Jacob Meacham, Michael Harris, Gustav Brodman, Lynn Cuthriell, Hannah Korus, Brian Toth, Jonathan Hsiao, Mark Elliot, Brian Schimpf, Michael Garland, Evelyn Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10271684
    Abstract: A lid and adaptor assembly capable of being used with at least two food containers such as baking pans having different external dimensions. A pair of clasps are rotatably disposed on opposite side of the lid, each clasp capable of being rotated from an open position to a closed position. A pair of adaptors are provided for connection to the clasps in a first orientation and a second orientation, and each adaptor has a first surface capable of engaging a first food container when the adaptor is in the first orientation, and a second surface capable of engaging a second food container when the adaptor is in the second orientation. A pair of flexible fingers may also be used on the clasp to act as the adaptors to enable use with food containers having different external dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: COLUMBIA INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventor: E. Mark Harris
  • Publication number: 20190082582
    Abstract: A scouting system can include an autonomous ground vehicle having a perception sensor and a motion sensor to construct an occupancy grid referenced to a coordinate system of the autonomous ground vehicle. The autonomous ground vehicle is configured to use information from the occupancy grid to detect crop rows in a crop field. The autonomous ground vehicle is configured to identify and classify one or more non-crop plant in-lier objects arranged within the crop rows and generate an output signal received by an external vehicle to cause the external vehicle to perform a task when the one or more non-crop plant in-lier objects are identified within the crop rows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: CHAD A. ACKERMAN, SCOTT A. STEPHENS, DOLLY WU, DAVID S. MERCER, MARK A. HARRIS
  • Publication number: 20190050619
    Abstract: A method for testing a sensor of a device includes: displaying a test pattern on a display of the device; reflecting, by a reflector disposed over the display, at least a portion of the displayed test pattern; and capturing, by the sensor, a test pattern frame using the displayed test pattern and the reflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Lynn Russell Kern, Mark Harris, Joel Parkinson
  • Publication number: 20190028977
    Abstract: An entity, such as a base station, in a wireless communications network performs power control of a control channel based on one or more characteristics of a message in the control channel. For example, the control channel can be a paging channel. The one or more characteristics include, as examples, the size and/or the type of message in the control channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Yuqiang Tang, Mark A. Harris
  • Patent number: 10165722
    Abstract: Embodiments include a ground scout having an ability to identify the location of rows of crops and the end of the rows so that it can navigate, but in other embodiments, the ground scout can also rely more on an aerial drone to navigate, to act as a communication relay system, and so on. A buddy system including a ground scout and an air scout (e.g. drone) communicate their findings with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Chad A. Ackerman, Scott A. Stephens, Dolly Y. Wu, Mark A. Harris, David S. Mercer
  • Patent number: 10091739
    Abstract: An entity, such as a base station, in a wireless communications network performs power control of a control channel based on one or more characteristics of a message in the control channel. For example, the control channel can be a paging channel. The one or more characteristics include, as examples, the size and/or the type of message in the control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yuqiang Tang, Mark A. Harris
  • Patent number: 10091738
    Abstract: An entity, such as a base station, in a wireless communications network performs power control of a control channel based on one or more characteristics of a message in the control channel. For example, the control channel can be a paging channel. The one or more characteristics include, as examples, the size and/or the type of message in the control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yuqiang Tang, Mark A. Harris
  • Patent number: 10080463
    Abstract: A food processing tool is provided with a base forming an operative surface disposed above a work surface. A first blade is disposed adjacent and generally parallel to the operative surface. A main body has a sidewall forming a chamber with front and rear openings. A rotatable rod extends into the chamber, and an external handle rotates the rod. A pusher element is attached to the rod and includes a set of pins extending from its lower surface to engage a food item. A second blade may be mounted in a slot adjacent the work surface and have a plurality of cutting points extending upwardly from a central spine, generally perpendicular to the first blade. A cover is removably attachable to the operative surface to cover the blades. A top face of the cover has a pin receiving structure to assist in removing the pusher from the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: COLUMBIA INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventor: E. Mark Harris
  • Publication number: 20180203240
    Abstract: For users exploiting near-to-eye (NR2I) displays for augmented reality and/or correction of low vision then the user is typically going to wear the immersive or non-immersive NR2I displays for specific tasks, for specific visual environments, etc. and hence there is an issue of repeatedly attaching and removing the NR2I display. Further, in the majority of applications irrespective of whether for short-term, long-term, low vision, augmented reality, etc. there is a conflicting tradeoff between user comfort, ease of attachment, minimizing intrusiveness and aesthetics. Accordingly, a means of pivotably attaching and supporting a NR2I display is provided wherein the pivotable mounts may be permanently attached, attached, or demountably attached to a frame which may include for some user's prescription lenses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: FRANK JONES, MARK HARRIS
  • Publication number: 20180186702
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for the production of gypsum board using starch pellets. In accordance with the present disclosure, the starch necessary for board formation is provided in the form of starch pellets. These pellets are mixed with a gypsum slurry in a mixer. The pellets are initially insoluble and do not dissolve. However, during subsequent drying stages, the pellets become soluble and dissolve into the gypsum phase. This both provides the desired starch component and also results in the formation of voids within the set gypsum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: John W. College, Shane Libunao, Mark Harris
  • Patent number: 9964188
    Abstract: A drive assembly for driving an implement is provided. The drive assembly includes a gear drive mechanism comprising a first drive gear rotatable about a first axis of rotation; a second drive gear rotatable about a second axis of rotation and engaged to the first drive gear; a driven member driven by the second drive gear, engaged to the implement, and rotatable about a third axis of rotation; a lobe; and a flexible link engaged to the first drive gear and the lobe, the flexible link comprising a first loop engaged to the lobe and a second loop engaged to the first drive gear. The drive assembly also includes a handle member engaged to the gear drive mechanism and configured to drive the lobe. The implement is rotated about the third axis of rotation as the handle member is moved from an unfired position to a fired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignees: Columbia Insurance Company, Leifheift AG
    Inventors: E. Mark Harris, Markus Klotz
  • Publication number: 20180092332
    Abstract: A pet grooming tool that includes a base portion 2, a plurality of teeth extending therefrom with at least two different respective tip lengths 3, 4; and a blade edge 5 extending between at least some of said plurality of teeth. The blade edge forms a U-shape between said at least some of said plurality of teeth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventor: Mark Harris
  • Patent number: 9902656
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for the production of gypsum board using starch pellets. In accordance with the present disclosure, the starch necessary for board formation is provided in the form of starch pellets. These pellets are mixed with a gypsum slurry in a mixer. The pellets are initially insoluble and do not dissolve. However, during subsequent drying stages, the pellets become soluble and dissolve into the gypsum phase. This both provides the desired starch component and also results in the formation of voids within the set gypsum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: CertainTeed Gypsum, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. College, Shane Libunao, Mark Harris
  • Publication number: 20180045964
    Abstract: Within applications for Near-to-Eye (NR2I) displays, irrespective of whether they are for short-term, long-term, low vision, augmented reality, etc., there is a conflicting tradeoff between user comfort, ease of attachment, minimizing intrusiveness and aesthetics which must be concurrently balanced with and are often in conflict with providing an optical vision system within the NR2I display that provides the user with a wide field of view and high image resolution whilst also offering a large exit pupil for eye placement with sufficient eye clearance. Embodiments of the invention address these issues and provide a high performance optical system through the design of the optical eyepiece design to overcome these limitations within a bioptic configuration with laterally disposed displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: FRANK JONES, JAMES BENSON BACQUE, ROBERT HILKES, MEHDI ERSDHADI, MARK HARRIS, JON PAWSON
  • Publication number: 20170285922
    Abstract: A method of generating distributable and/or shareable selectively animated images comprising the steps of: (a) opening a client computer program, implemented as client computer program loaded on a mobile device; (b) capturing or accessing a video content; (c) using a user interface of the client computer program, a user drawing a path or region on an image frame from the video content to be animated (“animated region”), wherein the client computer program generated based on the animated region a mask, wherein the mask represents the static portion of a selectively animated image, and the mask is operable to mask underlying animated regions; and (d) the client computer program initiating, at the mobile device or via a server linked to the mobile device, the composition of a series of images including user selected animated regions, by rendering an animated image based on mask and the underlying masked animated regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Philippe Louis LEBLANC, Mark Harris PAVLIDIS, Bretton James MACLEAN
  • Patent number: D835428
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: PALLADIUM SAFETY SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Dana Askew-Harris, Mark Harris