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: 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: 9704281
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: FLIXEL PHOTOS INC.
    Inventors: Philippe Louis LeBlanc, Mark Harris Pavlidis, Bretton James MacLean
  • Publication number: 20170112327
    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 ma 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: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventor: E. Mark Harris
  • Publication number: 20170105570
    Abstract: Stacking devices for similarly shaped and/or sized items, for example cookware such as lids, frying pans, sauce pans, and the like, are disclosed. The stacking devices have a frame with leg elements in areas where the side portions of the frame intersect. In a preferred embodiment, the leg elements are selectively oriented to a vertical direction or a horizontal direction. The stacking devices are self-centering in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventor: Mark Harris
  • Publication number: 20170036578
    Abstract: A seat structure including at least one frame having one or more thin walled complex geometry structures and a process for forming the at least one frame via an additive manufacturing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Brennon WHITE, Mark HARRIS, Dan SAKKINEN, Eric MICHALAK, Jeff LAHO
  • Publication number: 20160326529
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to anti-viral agents that mimic or inhibit packaging singles of RNA viruses that function in viral capsid formation and their use in the control of viral infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicants: The University of York, University of Leeds, University of Helsinki
    Inventors: Reidun TWAROCK, Eric DYKEMAN, Peter STOCKLEY, Simon WHITE, Amy BARKER, Nikesh PATEL, Sarah BUTCHER, Shabih SHAKEEL, Mark HARRIS, Hazel STEWART
  • Publication number: 20160157414
    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: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Chad A. Ackerman, Scott A. Stephens, Dolly Y. Wu, Mark A. Harris, David S. Mercer
  • Publication number: 20160144521
    Abstract: A food cutting apparatus has an upper plate housing connected to a lower plate housing and capable of being moved from an open position to a closed position where the upper plate housing is adjacent to the lower plate housing. The lower plate housing includes a base capable of being supported on a flat surface. A floating upper plate is disposed in the upper plate housing and the upper plate is capable of moving within the upper plate housing. A floating lower plate is similarly disposed in the lower plate housing and the lower plate is capable of moving within the lower plate housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: E. MARK HARRIS, ROLAND SUDMALIS
  • Publication number: 20150330484
    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: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: E. Mark Harris, Markus Klotz
  • Publication number: 20150324096
    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: February 11, 2013
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: PHILIPPE LOUIS LEBLANC, MARK HARRIS PAVLIDIS, BRETTON JAMES MACLEAN
  • Patent number: 9089243
    Abstract: A drive assembly is provided. The drive assembly includes a gear housing comprising a support surface for a hand of a user, a gear drive mechanism disposed within the gear housing, and a handle member disposed on the gear housing proximate to the support surface. The gear drive mechanism includes a first drive gear rotatable about a first axis of rotation and engaged to the handle member, a second drive gear rotatable about a second axis of rotation, and a driven member engaged to the implement and driven by the second drive gear about a third axis of rotation that extends through the support surface. The driven member is disposed at least partially outside of the gear housing and is driven only when the handle member is moved from an unfired position to a fired position. The handle member does not cross the third axis of rotation during such movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignees: Columbia Insurance Company, Leifheit AG
    Inventors: E. Mark Harris, Markus Klotz
  • Patent number: D743736
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: James C. Hand, E. Mark Harris
  • Patent number: D745807
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: E. Mark Harris, James C. Hand
  • Patent number: D751865
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: E. Mark Harris, James C. Hand
  • Patent number: D768444
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: E. Mark Harris, Roland Sudmalis
  • Patent number: D768445
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: E. Mark Harris, Roland Sudmalis
  • Patent number: D769083
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: E. Mark Harris, Roland Sudmalis
  • Patent number: D782244
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: COLUMBIA INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventor: E. Mark Harris
  • Patent number: D782885
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: COLUMBIA INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventor: E. Mark Harris
  • Patent number: D784070
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: COLUMBIA INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventor: E. Mark Harris