Patents by Inventor Mark Herman

Mark Herman 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: 20190270245
    Abstract: Apparatus for producing an object by means of additive manufacturing, comprising: a process chamber for receiving on a build surface of a build plate a bath of powdered material which can be solidified; a support for positioning said build plate in relation to a surface level of said bath of powdered material; a solidifying device for solidifying a selective part of said material; and a homing device for moving said build surface, by said support, to a home position such that said object can be build on said build surface of said build plate, wherein said homing device comprises a homing member which can be displaced along said build surface of said build plate, wherein said homing device is designed for moving said build surface to said home position until a measured force for displacing said homing member is within a pre-determined range. Method for producing an object by means of additive manufacturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Martijn Robert HAMERS, Rob Peter Albert VAN HAENDEL, Mark Herman Elise VAES
  • Patent number: 10394681
    Abstract: Profiling operating efficiency deviations of a computing system includes: generating a profile of expected operating efficiency for a computing system in an ideal configuration; for each of a plurality of alternative configurations of the computing system, wherein each of the alternative configurations includes a variation of the ideal configuration that introduces a deviation in operating efficiency of the computing system, said variation comprising a root cause of the deviation: monitoring operating efficiency of the computing system identifying, from the monitored operating efficiency, a deviation of operating efficiency from the expected operating efficiency; and recording, in a data structure, an association of the deviation and the root cause of the deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Shareef F. Alshinnawi, Gary D. Cudak, Joseph F. Herman, Jr., Jason A. Matteson, J. Mark Weber
  • Publication number: 20190226367
    Abstract: A system and method for determining a condition of a filter filtering fuel associated with an engine. Input information relating to the operation of the engine is provided by a plurality of sensors. At least some of the input information is used to determine a plurality of input variables, the plurality of input variables representing a plurality of engine operating conditions including engine run time, engine torque and engine speed. An algorithm incorporating the input variables is used to determine the condition of the filter. Information concerning the condition of the filter may be output to a user such as an operator or service provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Cummins Filtration IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Mark Verdegan, Peter K. Herman, Casey D. Robinson, Andry Lesmana, Corey J. Noone
  • Publication number: 20190210153
    Abstract: Apparatus for producing an object by means of additive manufacturing, comprising: a process chamber for receiving on a build surface of a build plate a bath of powdered material which can be solidified; a support for positioning said build plate in relation to a surface level of said bath of powdered material in said process chamber; a solidifying device for solidifying a selective part of said material; and a homing device for moving said build surface, by said support, to a home position. Method of producing an object by means of additive manufacturing on a build surface of a build plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Martijn Robert HAMERS, Rob Peter Albert VAN HAENDEL, Mark Herman Elise VAES
  • Publication number: 20190202115
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for producing an object by means of additive manufacturing, comprising a frame unit and a process unit connected to said frame unit. The process unit comprises a process chamber for receiving a bath of powdered material which can be solidified, and a support for positioning the object in relation to a surface level of the bath of material. The apparatus further comprises a solidifying device connected to the frame unit for solidifying a selective part of the powdered material. The apparatus according to the invention comprises a plurality of build plate elements connected to the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Rob Peter Albert VAN HAENDEL, Mark Herman Else VAES, Raphaël René Gustaaf Mathieu PIETERS
  • Patent number: 10287838
    Abstract: The present invention provides a running tool 10 for a casing hanger 12 in which the casing hanger 12 is arranged to be clamped within a well bore. In the clamped position, the suspension weight of the casing hanger 12 (and suspended) casing string is supported by the wellhead and the running tool 10 is then releasable from the casing hanger 12. The release of the running tool 10 from the casing hanger 12 is performed by applying an axial pressure down the running tool 10 which then enables the securement means 30 of the running tool 10 to be moved into an unsecured position. In the secured position, the casing hanger 12 is suspendable from the running tool 10 and the running tool 10 supports the suspension weight of the casing hanger 12 (and the casing string located there below). The running tool 10 comprises activation means 40 in order to enable the securement means 30 to move from the secured position to the unsecured position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Plexus Holdings, PLC.
    Inventors: Bernard Herman Van Bilderbeek, Michael Robertson, Craig Francis Bryce Hendrie, Mark Bridges
  • Patent number: 10287935
    Abstract: A system and method for determining a condition of a filter filtering fuel associated with an engine. Input information relating to the operation of the engine is provided by a plurality of sensors. At least some of the input information is used to determine a plurality of input variables, the plurality of input variables representing a plurality of engine operating conditions including engine run time, engine torque and engine speed. An algorithm incorporating the input variables is used to determine the condition of the filter. Information concerning the condition of the filter may be output to a user such as an operator or service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Cummins Filtration IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Mark Verdegan, Peter K. Herman, Casey D. Robinson, Andry Lesmana, Corey J. Noone
  • Patent number: 10217679
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of processing a solder masked carrier with electronic components, comprising the detection of a carrier related reference and the detection of a solder mask dependent reference, which detected reference are used for processing the position of the solder mask on the carrier. The invention also relates to an electronic component as produced with such method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Besi Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Jurgen Hendrikus Gerhardus Huisstede, Mark Hermans
  • Publication number: 20180354034
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing an object by additive manufacturing including a chamber for receiving a bath of material solidified by exposure to electromagnetic radiation, a support for positioning the object, and a solidifying device for solidifying a layer of the material. A registering device registers a characteristic of a calibration area related to the surface level of the bath of material and a control unit utilizes the characteristic to control the position of the emitted electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Herman Else Vaes, Rob Peter Albert Van Haendel, Mark Johannes Magielsen, Chris Patrick Webb, Daniel Anthonius Johannes Kersten, Jonas Wintermans, Adrianus Johannes Petrus Maria Vermeer, Franciscus Willebrordus Johnny Peeters
  • Patent number: 10132816
    Abstract: The invention provides, inter alia, methods of monitoring the fructose response of a subject by determining the level of fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) gene expression product in a biological sample (such as a serum sample) from the subject, where the subject was previously administered a fructose bolus. The invention also provides methods of monitoring the response of a subject to a treatment for a disorder of metabolism, for discriminating fructose intolerance from other gastrointestinal disorders not associated with fructose intolerance, for identifying a subject at risk for developing a disorder of metabolism, as well as methods of treatment for a disorder of metabolism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc.
    Inventors: Eleftheria Maratos-Flier, Mark Herman, Jody Dushay, Ffolliott Martin Fisher
  • Publication number: 20180266497
    Abstract: A work vehicle transmission has a disconnect device control assembly. The assembly includes a shaft having a rotation axis extending through a housing of the transmission. A disconnect device is mounted for co-rotation with the shaft about the rotation axis and has disengaged and engaged conditions. A gear is carried by the shaft to rotate about the rotation axis. The gear interacts with the disconnect device to rotate relative to the shaft in the disengaged condition and to co-rotate with the shaft in the engaged condition. A manifold is carried by the shaft and rotationally fixed relative to the rotation axis. The manifold defines a plurality of flow passages configured to route flow to the disconnect device. The manifold has an inner periphery that engages the shaft at a journal interface, which defines a flow passage for flow to pass from at least one of the flow passages of the manifold to the disconnect device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Mark A. Herman, John J. Gallen, Peter D. Wetrich, Mark J. Tieszen
  • Publication number: 20180194714
    Abstract: The invention provides, inter alia, fatty acyl hydroxy fatty acid (FAHFA; a novel class of estolide-related molecules) and diagnostic and treatment methods for a variety of disorders—including diabetes-related disorders, Metabolic Syndrome, polycyctic ovarian syndrome, cancer, and inflammatory disorders—using them; as well as methods of screening for additional compounds that are useful in treating these disorders and/or that modulate FAHFA levels, FAHFA-mediated signaling, and FAHFA-mediated biological effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Barbara B. Kahn, Mark A. Herman, Alan Saghatelian, Edwin Homan, Mark M. Yore, Ismail Syed, Pedro M.M. Moraes Vieira
  • Patent number: 9644748
    Abstract: The invention relates to a seal for a sawing machine (1) for separating electronic components (12), comprising: an elongate form-retaining holder (20,22), a flexible, elongate expandable body (8,9)and a pressure source (24) for a medium, wherein the elongate expandable body (8,9) is provided with a strengthened elongate edge (21) which lies clear of the form-retaining holder (20,22) The invention also relates to a sawing machine (1) for separating electronic components (12) provided with such a seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Besi Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Mark Hermans, Lambertus Franciscus Wilhelmus Van Haren, Gerardus Hermanus Johannes Reulink
  • Publication number: 20160240445
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of processing a solder masked carrier with electronic components, comprising the detection of a carrier related reference and the detection of a solder mask dependent reference, which detected reference are used for processing the position of the solder mask on the carrier. The invention also relates to an electronic component as produced with such method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Jurgen Hendrikus Gerhardus Huisstede, Mark Hermans
  • Publication number: 20160221925
    Abstract: The invention provides, inter alia, fatty acyl hydroxy fatty acid (FAHFA; a novel class of estolide-related molecules) and diagnostic and treatment methods for a variety of disorders—including diabetes-related disorders, Metabolic Syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome, cancer, and inflammatory disorders—using them; as well as methods of screening for additional compounds that are useful in treating these disorders and/or that modulate FAHFA levels, FAHFA-mediated signaling, and FAHFA-mediated biological effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Barbara B. KAHN, Mark A. HERMAN, Alan SAGHATELIAN, Edwin HOMAN
  • Publication number: 20160208915
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment, a transmission shifting apparatus may include a transmission having a plurality of gears and a clutch positioned between a power source and the transmission. A shift lever may operably connect to the transmission, such that movement of the shift lever causes the transmission to shift gears. A shift sensor may detect when the shift lever receives an operator input in a manner to generate a gear shift. A shift controller may selectively disengage the clutch when the shift sensor detects the operator input applied to the shift lever, and selectively engage the clutch when the shift controller determines the shift is complete.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: John J. Gallen, Timothy J. Annesley, Mark A. Herman, John A. Fischer, Adam Faucher
  • Publication number: 20160033534
    Abstract: The invention provides, inter alia, methods of monitoring the fructose response of a subject by determining the level of fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) gene expression product in a biological sample (such as a serum sample) from the subject, where the subject was previously administered a fructose bolus. The invention also provides methods of monitoring the response of a subject to a treatment for a disorder of metabolism, for discriminating fructose intolerance from other gastrointestinal disorders not associated with fructose intolerance, for identifying a subject at risk for developing a disorder of metabolism, as well as methods of treatment for a disorder of metabolism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Eleftheria Maratos-Flier, Mark Herman, Jody Dushay, Ffolliott Martin Fisher
  • Publication number: 20150133551
    Abstract: The invention provides, inter alia, fatty acyl hydroxy fatty acid (FAHFA; a novel class of estolide-related molecules) and diagnostic and treatment methods for a variety of disorders—including diabetes-related disorders, Metabolic Syndrome, polycyctic ovarian syndrome, cancer, and inflammatory disorders using them; as well as methods of screening for additional compounds that are useful in treating these disorders and/or that modulate FAHFA levels, FAHFA-mediated signaling, and FAHFA-mediated biological effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Barbara B. Kahn, Mark A. Herman, Alan Saghatelian, Edwin Homan
  • Publication number: 20150126438
    Abstract: The invention provides diagnostic and prognostic methods and methods of evaluating treatment protocols for disorders such as obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cancer and vascular disease by detecting the levels of a novel isoform of ChREBP, termed ChREBP ?. The invention also provides nucleic acids, proteins, reporter constructs based on ChREBP ? and methods of identifying one or more agents that modulate the expression of a ChREBP ? target gene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Mark A. Herman, Barbara B. Kahn
  • Patent number: 8915620
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an illumination system for use in a stereolithography apparatus. The illumination system includes a plurality of light-emitting diodes (LEDs), each LED having at least a first light-emitting surface and a second surface, at least one of the first and the second surface being substantially flat. The illumination further includes a plurality of electrical pathways, selectively connected to the respective LEDs, such that each LED can be individually controlled and a leveling surface. The leveling surface is substantially flat and in leveling contact with the at least one substantially flat surface of each LED, such that a two-dimensional array of LEDs extends in a plane parallel to the leveling surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Mark Herman Else Vaes, Herman Hendrikus Maalderink, Adrianus Johannes Petrus Maria Vermeer, Jacobus Hubertus Theodoor Jamar, Antonius Hubertus Joannes Gerardus Lommen, Andries Rijfers