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).

  • Patent number: 9092121
    Abstract: An improved copy and paste experience includes capturing information about open applications including a screenshot of each of the open applications shown in a viewable area of the open applications; in response to receiving a copy command while the user is interacting with a first application, presenting the screenshots of the other open applications to the user for selection; in response to the user selecting one of the screenshots corresponding to a second application, displaying visual content segments from the second application; in response to receiving a user selection of two or more of the visual content segments, copying the selected visual content segments; and inserting the selected visual content segments into the first application such that original spatial relations between the visual content segments from the second application are maintained when the visual content segments are inserted into the first application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shadi Eskamaei Albouyeh, Bernadette Alexia Carter, Jon Mark Harris, Tintin Sukawati Soemargono
  • Publication number: 20150197452
    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: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: John W. College, Shane Libunao, Mark Harris
  • Patent number: 9045068
    Abstract: A seat back structure includes a web extending about a central opening, and an inner flange extending about an inner perimeter of the web adjacent to the central opening. The seat back structure also includes an outer flange extending about an outer perimeter of the web. The inner flange, the outer flange and the web form a channel extending about the seat back structure, and the seat back structure is formed from a single piece of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Ornela Zekavica, Phillip W. Wilson, Anthony M. Kestian, Elizabeth A. Allen, Mark S. Williamson, Joseph F. Prosniewski, Catherine M. Amodeo, Miodrag Mitch Petrovich, Ronald G. Bedro, Edward J. Lamont, Michael J. Leighton, William Shawn Brewer, David J. Hayes, Robert J. Hicks, Andrew J. Erard, Michael G. Buss, Mark A. Harris, Alexander I. Balin, Alex Saveski, Eric B. Michalak, Kurt A. Seiboid, Daniel J. Sakkinen, Nicholas L. Petouhoff
  • Publication number: 20150135539
    Abstract: A food preparation tool includes a single loop of flexible material having a generally ovoid shape with a first end joined to a second end by two sides. The sides and ends form a continuous single loop having a continuous, uninterrupted outer surface and a continuous, uninterrupted inner surface. The tool further includes a. cutting surface formed on each end. The first end has a generally semicircular shape with a first radius and a first arc length. The second end has a generally semicircular shape with a second radius that is less than the first radius and a second arc length that is less than the first are length, when the tool is in a non-flexed state. A user may grip the tool at either end, causing the two sides adjacent the gripped end to flex and change the radius of that end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: E. Mark Harris, Roland Sudmalis
  • Patent number: 8955353
    Abstract: A device for storing food and displaying food for service includes a base with a side wall extending upwardly from the base and a puck assembly removably disposed therein. The puck assembly has a generally flat plate surface on one side and a functional surface with a plurality of food receptacles formed thereon on the opposite side, a sealed cavity disposed between the plate surface and the functional surface, and a cooling substance disposed in the sealed cavity. A food tray is disposed proximate the puck assembly, and a lid shaped to alternatively fit on the top surface of the wall of the base and to fit on the external surface of the bottom of the base such that the base can nest in the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: E. Mark Harris, Frances M. Coursey, Jill Zmrhal
  • Publication number: 20150046369
    Abstract: A document generation, interpretation, and administration system and method and a workflow management system with analytics are provided. The system and method are designed to manage a document process from inception through closure, including all follow-up tasks. The system and method include a portal or network having a data model for storing detailed data relating to draft and finalized documents. The data model is used to track pending and executed agreements, and to track manage specific agreement commitments and commitment triggering events to ensure that each agreement commitment is met. The system is capable of managing detailed agreements and numerous commitment types including financial and non-financial commitments. The system may also be used to generate correspondence and invoices as are necessary to meet various agreement commitments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: James TAYLOR, Russel MCNEIL, John EDWARDS, Robert COUCH, Andrew OZENNE, Frederick TEAGUE, Russell ZIMPRICH, Robyn SWEET, Mark HARRIS, Jake RICCIARDI, Mark TREPANIER
  • Patent number: 8926021
    Abstract: A tailored vehicle seat component 12 having at least two portions with different properties that are joined together, such as by an adhesive or in a welding process (e.g., laser weld). These different properties include thickness, grades, surface finishes, coatings, and the like. The laser tailored welded vehicle seat 12 components may be incorporated into seat back frames 16, seat track assemblies 26, recliners 20, seat base frames 18, head restraints 88, cushion pans 132, and the like, to optimize manufacturing operations, mass, performance quality, and costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Daniel J. Sakkinen, Michael J. Thomas, Kurt A. Seibold, John D. Kotre, Christopher P. Kubacki, Mark A. Harris
  • Patent number: 8882943
    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: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: CertainTeed Gypsum, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. College, Shane Libunao, Mark Harris
  • Publication number: 20140232164
    Abstract: A tailored vehicle seat component 12 having at least two portions with different properties that are joined together, such as by an adhesive or in a welding process (e.g., laser weld). These different properties include thickness, grades, surface finishes, coatings, and the like. The laser tailored welded vehicle seat 12 components may be incorporated into seat back frames 16, seat track assemblies 26, recliners 20, seat base frames 18, head restraints 88, cushion pans 132, and the like, to optimize manufacturing operations, mass, performance quality, and costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Daniel J. Sakkinen, Michael J. Thomas, Kurt A. Seibold, John D. Kotre, Christopher P. Kubacki, Mark A. Harris
  • Publication number: 20140157168
    Abstract: An improved copy and paste experience includes capturing information about open applications including a screenshot of each of the open applications shown in a viewable area of the open applications; in response to receiving a copy command while the user is interacting with a first application, presenting the screenshots of the other open applications to the user for selection; in response to the user selecting one of the screenshots corresponding to a second application, displaying visual content segments from the second application; in response to receiving a user selection of two or more of the visual content segments, copying the selected visual content segments; and inserting the selected visual content segments into the first application such that original spatial relations between the visual content segments from the second application are maintained when the visual content segments are inserted into the first application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shadi Eskamaei Albouyeh, Bernadette Alexia Carter, Jon Mark Harris, Tintin Sukawati Soemargono
  • Patent number: 8733842
    Abstract: A tailored vehicle seat component 12 having at least two portions with different properties that are joined together, such as by an adhesive or in a welding process (e.g., laser weld). These different properties include thickness, grades, surface finishes, coatings, and the like. The laser tailored welded vehicle seat 12 components may be incorporated into seat back frames 16, seat track assemblies 26, recliners 20, seat base frames 18, head restraints 88, cushion pans 132, and the like, to optimize manufacturing operations, mass, performance quality, and costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Daniel J. Sakkinen, Michael J. Thomas, Kurt A. Seibold, John David Kotre, Christopher P. Kubacki, Mark A. Harris
  • Publication number: 20140143532
    Abstract: An method and corresponding apparatus for detecting a change in an aspect of performance of a data processing system and for adjusting operation of a system so as to counter the detected change. The method generating a value representative of an aspect of performance of a data processing system relative to operation of the system in a first sub-period of each in a plurality of first time periods; in which each first sub-period is located with the same degree of offset within the respective first time period. The generated value may represent a norm or typical value for the aspect of behaviour in the sub-period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS
    Inventors: Stuart Colin Peter Smith, Mahmed Ashraf Asra, Julian Trevor Delf, Peter Mark Harris
  • Publication number: 20140116164
    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: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: E. Mark Harris, Markus Klotz
  • Patent number: 8695490
    Abstract: A drive unit that is movable between an unfired and a fired position. The drive unit comprises a handle member, a first drive gear having a first axis of rotation, and a second drive gear, engaged to the first drive gear at a mesh point, and having a second axis of rotation. The mesh point moves with respect to the axes of rotation as the handle member moves from the unfired position to the fired position. The drive unit drives an implement only when it is moved from the unfired position to the fired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: E. Mark Harris, Markus Klotz
  • Patent number: 8656502
    Abstract: A product update is used to add a licensing control mechanism to an installed computer program. The computer program is preferably a malware scanner or other program which requires regular product updating in order to remain effective in its normal functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: McAfee, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Nicholas Gartside, Mark Harris
  • Patent number: D699076
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: E. Mark Harris, Frances M. Coursey, William Lupkes, James C. Hand
  • Patent number: D702512
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: E. Mark Harris, James C. Hand
  • Patent number: D702513
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: E. Mark Harris, William Lupkes
  • Patent number: D709072
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Palladium Safety Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Dana Askew-Harris, Mark Harris
  • Patent number: D721252
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: E. Mark Harris, Roland Sudmalis