Patents by Inventor Mark Hunter

Mark Hunter 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: 11969367
    Abstract: The present invention provides a prosthetic socket (10) having a longitudinal axis X for attachment to a limb of a patient having first and second sides (A, B) which comprises a first portion (20) having a first edge (22), a second edge (24) a first end (26) and a second end (28) and second portion (30) having a first edge (32) a second edge (34) a first end (36) and a second edge (38). A hinge (40) is connecting the first edge (22) of the first portion (20) to the first edge (32) of the second portion (30) and a clasp (50) is provided between the second edge (24) of the first portion (20) and the second edge (34) of the second portion (30). Such an arrangement allows for a prosthetic socket (10) to be more easily attached and removed to a patients limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Epic Inventing, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Hunter, Donald Armand Laprade
  • Patent number: 11963890
    Abstract: The present invention provides a prosthetic device (10) having an anchor portion (30) in combination with a base portion (12) which is connected to the anchor portion (30). An elongate digit (14) is coupled to a first portion of a pivot connection (16a) mounted on the base portion (12), whilst a second portion of a pivot connection (16b) is mounted on the proximal end (14a) of the digit (14) and is connected to the first portion (16a) of the pivot connection (16). A linear actuator (40) within the elongate digit (14) has a first portion (40a) secured to the elongate digit (14) for movement therewith and a second portion (40b) remote therefrom and axially movable relative thereto and is operable with said pivot connection (16) to cause pivotal movement of the digit (14) around the pivot connection (16a, 16b) upon axial movement of the second portion (40b) of the linear actuator (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: EPIC INVENTING, INC.
    Inventor: Mark Hunter
  • Patent number: 11960001
    Abstract: The disclosed technology teaches testing an autonomous vehicle: shielding a GNSS receiving antenna of the vehicle from ambient GNSS signals while the vehicle is under test and supplanting the ambient GNSS signals with simulated GNSS signals. Testing includes using a GNSS signal generating system: receiving the ambient GNSS signals using an antenna of the system and determining a location and acceleration of the vehicle from the GNSS signals, accessing a model of an augmented environment that includes multi-pathing and obscuration of the GNSS signals along a test path, based on the determined location—generating the simulated GNSS signals to feed to the vehicle, in real time—simulating at least one constellation of GNSS satellite sources modified according to the augmented environment, based on the determined location, and feeding the simulated signals to a receiver in the vehicle, thereby supplanting ambient GNSS as the autonomous vehicle travels along the test path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Spirent Communications, plc
    Inventors: Colin Richard Ford, Mark Geoffrey Holbrow, Steve Hickling, Mark Hunter, Guy Buesnel, Neil Bennett, Daniel Martin
  • Publication number: 20240115829
    Abstract: There is disclosed system for oxygenating a patient in relation to anaesthesia using high flow gas delivery. The system has a flow source, and a controller for determining oxygenation requirements of the patient before or during anaesthesia. A method of oxygenating a patient in relation to anaesthesia using high flow gas delivery is also disclosed. The method determines oxygenation requirements of the patient before or during anaesthesia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Matthew Jon Payton, Alicia Jerram Hunter Evans, Thomas Henrich Barnes, Dexter Chi Lun Cheung, Craig Karl White, Anthony Brendan Williams, Laurence Gulliver, Michael Barraclough, Jonathan Mark Church, Jonathan David Harwood, Samantha Dale Oldfield, Callum James Thomas Spence, Milanjot Singh Assi
  • Patent number: 11954702
    Abstract: A method, including receiving, from a consumer, a client device identification though an application running in a client device, is provided. The method includes matching the client device identification with a loyalty card for a retail store, identifying a shopping history for consumer, associated with the retail store, in a database, based on the loyalty card, and requesting, through the application, an information from consumer, based on the shopping history. The method further includes verifying the identity of consumer when at least a portion of the information matches the shopping history associated with the retail store, for consumer, and providing an offer to consumer, through the application running in the client device, of a product in the retail store. A system and a non-transitory, computer readable medium storing instructions to perform the above method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Catalina Marketing Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Hunter, Joshua Herzig-Marx, Benjamin S. Sprecher, Mark Bees
  • Publication number: 20240082397
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to anti-PVRIG antibodies and stable liquid pharmaceutical formulations thereof. The present invention is directed to monotherapy and combination treatments with anti-PVRIG antibodies and anti-PD-1 antibodies, in particular nivolumab, using stable liquid pharmaceutical formulations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Mark WHITE, Inbal BARBIRO, Ilan VAKNIN, Assaf WOOL, Zurit LEVINE, Henry Adeboye ADEWOYE, MD, Michael BUCKLEY, Jun LU, John HUNTER, Anat COHEN-DAYAG, Gad S. COJOCARU, Eran OPHIR, Zoya ALTEBER
  • Publication number: 20240046480
    Abstract: A surgical instrument navigation system and method of use is provided that visually simulates a virtual volumetric scene of a body cavity of a patient from a point of view of a surgical instrument residing in the cavity of the patient, wherein the surgical instrument, as provided, may be a steerable surgical catheter with a biopsy device and/or a surgical catheter with a side-exiting medical instrument, among others. Additionally, systems, methods and devices are provided for forming a respiratory-gated point cloud of a patient's respiratory system and for placing a localization element in an organ of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: Veran Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy L. Holsing, Mark Hunter
  • Publication number: 20240027595
    Abstract: A medical device and its method of use includes a catheter, at least two electromagnetic sensing coils located within the distal tip of the catheter, and a multi-element planar ultrasound transducer array located within the distal tip of the catheter and configured to transmit and receive ultrasonic energy. The device also includes an imaging system coupled to the ultrasound transducer and is used for creating an image of tissue in a first target plane that extends orthogonally from the catheter body. The medical device also includes a backscatter evaluation system for use in receiving and evaluating the acoustic spectral characteristics of tissues within a second target area within the first target plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: Veran Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy L. Holsing, Mark Hunter, Christopher Lee
  • Patent number: 11864946
    Abstract: A medical assembly and method of use includes a catheter, a medical instrument and a navigation system. A localization element is attached to a handle of the catheter. A localization element is attached to a handle of the medical instrument. The localization elements are detectable by the navigation system. The medical instrument includes a needle, when the needle is positioned entirely within a working channel of the catheter, a tip of the needle is in an unextended position and the location elements are in a zeroed out position. When the needle tip extends out of the working channel to an extended position, the location elements are in an extension position. In the extension position the distance between the location elements is less than in the zeroed out position. The difference between the zeroed out position and the extension position is displayed on a display as a needle stroke value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Veran Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Hunter, Troy L Holsing
  • Patent number: 11832894
    Abstract: A medical instrument assembly including a handle assembly having a first handle portion and a second handle portion proximate the second end, wherein the second handle portion is slidably engaged with the first handle portion. A first localization element is attached to the first handle portion and a second localization element is attached to the second handle portion. A medical instrument is mechanically coupled to the second handle portion and a translation of the second handle portion with respect to the first handle portion causes a coincident and coextensive translation of the medical instrument. The amount of translation of the medical instrument is adapted to be determined by calculating the distance between the first localization element and the second localization element. The first and second localization elements may be electromagnetic sensors which positions may be determined by a navigation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Veran Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Lee, Mark Hunter, Troy L. Holsing
  • Patent number: 11830198
    Abstract: A surgical instrument navigation system and method of use is provided that visually simulates a virtual volumetric scene of a body cavity of a patient from a point of view of a surgical instrument residing in the cavity of the patient, wherein the surgical instrument, as provided, may be a steerable surgical catheter with a biopsy device and/or a surgical catheter with a side-exiting medical instrument, among others. Additionally, systems, methods and devices are provided for forming a respiratory-gated point cloud of a patient's respiratory system and for placing a localization element in an organ of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Veran Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy L. Holsing, Mark Hunter
  • Patent number: 11821224
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing residential care and health is disclosed. The method includes providing a residential unit which is transported to a location proximate a residence of a primary health provider. The residential unit is then positioned on a plurality of height adjustable pads which function to retain the residential unit in place and substantially restrict any horizontal movement of the residential unit relative to the underlying ground. The resident is then introduced into the residential unit. The unit is fitted with telemetric monitoring equipment adapted to monitor and relay information regarding the resident's health, vital signs, movement to a remotely located care provider. Upon the resident obtaining a condition which no longer requires the monitoring of his health and vital signs, the residential unit is transported away from the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventor: Mark A. Hunter
  • Publication number: 20230340729
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include a rigid paperboard product comprising at least one modified starch and at least one crosslinker, wherein the at least one modified starch is present in an amount ranging from 2% to 20% by weight of the paperboard product, wherein the at least one crosslinker is present in an amount ranging from 0.5% to 8% by weight based on the dry weight of the starch content in the paperboard product, and wherein the paperboard product has a rigidity value ranging from 375 to 500.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2023
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Inventors: Mark Hunter, Jason Laatsch, Joe Sommers, Chad Robenhorst, Kyle Miller, Randy DeCoster, Chad Hildebrandt, Breanna Van Nuland, Cory Christopherson, Sarah Millies
  • Patent number: 11784555
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for converting DC power to AC power. For example, apparatus for converting DC power to AC power comprises an input adapted to be coupled to a high-powered distributed generator having a maximum voltage at a first voltage and an arc fault mitigation device, coupled to the input, for providing a second voltage at the input that is lower than the first voltage, where a difference between the first voltage and the second voltage is not large enough to cause an arc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Enphase Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick L. Chapman, John Scott Berdner, Mark Baldassari, Raghuveer R. Belur, Donald H. Scrutchfield, Rian van der Colff, Phillip Mark Hunter, Philip Rothblum
  • Patent number: 11754694
    Abstract: A medical device and its method of use includes a catheter, at least two electromagnetic sensing coils located within the distal tip of the catheter, and a multi-element planar ultrasound transducer array located within the distal tip of the catheter and configured to transmit and receive ultrasonic energy. The device also includes an imaging system coupled to the ultrasound transducer and is used for creating an image of tissue in a first target plane that extends orthogonally from the catheter body. The medical device also includes a backscatter evaluation system for use in receiving and evaluating the acoustic spectral characteristics of tissues within a second target area within the first target plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Veran Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Hunter, Troy L. Holsing, Christopher B. Lee
  • Patent number: 11699238
    Abstract: A local extension method for segmentation of anatomical treelike structures includes receiving an initial segmentation of 3D image data including an initial treelike structure. A target point in the 3D image data is defined, and a region of interest based on the target point is extracted to create a sub-image. Highly tubular voxels are detected in the sub-image, and a spillage-constrained region growing is performed using the highly tubular voxels as seed points. Connected components are extracted from the results of the region growing. The extracted components are pruned to discard components not likely to be connected to the initial treelike structure, keeping only candidate components likely to be a valid sub-tree of the initial treelike structure. The candidate components are connected to the initial treelike structure, thereby extending the initial segmentation in the region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Veran Medical Technologies, inc.
    Inventors: Mark Hunter, Andrew Dougherty
  • Patent number: 11690527
    Abstract: A surgical instrument navigation system is provided that visually simulates a virtual volumetric scene of a body cavity of a patient from a point of view of a surgical instrument residing in the cavity of the patient. The surgical instrument navigation system includes: a surgical instrument; an imaging device which is operable to capture scan data representative of an internal region of interest within a given patient; a tracking subsystem that employs electro-magnetic sensing to capture in real-time position data indicative of the position of the surgical instrument; a data processor which is operable to render a volumetric, perspective image of the internal region of interest from a point of view of the surgical instrument; and a display which is operable to display the volumetric perspective image of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Veran Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy L. Holsing, Mark Hunter
  • Patent number: D993869
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Cruiser Accessories, LLC
    Inventors: Todd R. Spencer, Mark Hunter Basenberg, Jr.
  • Patent number: D1008904
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Cruiser Accessories, LLC
    Inventors: Todd R. Spencer, Mark Hunter Basenberg, Jr.
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    Patent number: D1022602
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Desiree Hunter, Robert Throop, Mark Carlson Rane, Laura Flores, Michael Cieszko