Patents by Inventor Mark Koch

Mark Koch 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: 10416314
    Abstract: A global navigation satellite system (GNSS) based control system is provided for positioning a working component relative to a work surface, such as an agricultural spray boom over a crop field. Inertial measurement unit (IMU) sensors, such as accelerometers and gyroscopes, are mounted on the working component and provide positioning signals to a control processor. A method of positioning a working component relative to a work surface using GNSS-based positioning signals is also disclosed. Further disclosed is a work order management system and method, which can be configured for controlling the operation of multiple vehicles, such as agricultural sprayers each equipped with GNSS-based spray boom height control subsystems. The sprayers can be remotely located from each other on multiple crop fields, and can utilize GNSS-based, field-specific terrain models for controlling their spraying operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: AGJUNCTION LLC
    Inventors: Joshua M. Gattis, Steven A. Koch, Mark W. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20190233156
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a novel blank for producing cartons, particularly cartons useful for storing and dispensing sheets of tissue, having a novel shape. The cartons have at least one corner edge that is partially formed from an edge wall having a convex cross-sectional shape. In certain instances the carton has four corners and each of the edges is at least partially formed from an edge wall having a convex cross-sectional shape. By providing a carton having one or more convex shaped corner edges not only is a disinvite carton created, but the additional wall forming the convex edge may be provided with graphics that differ from the other carton walls to further enhance the cartons distinctive appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Jason John Schumaker, Gretchen Sarah Koch, Brandon Mark Hokanson
  • Patent number: 10366433
    Abstract: Usage based content search result techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a digital medium environment controls image searches and availability by one or more computing devices. A search is performed by the one or more computing devices to locate images made available via a network by a content sharing service responsive to one or more inputs received from a user. A search result is configured by the one or more computing devices that includes the plurality of images based at least in part on an amount of usage of respective said images by other users of the content sharing service. Output of the search result is controlled via a user interface by the one or more computing devices to the user of the content sharing service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Zeke Koch, Baldo Faieta, Jen-Chan Chien, Mark M. Randall, Olivier Sirven, Philipp Koch, Dennis G. Nicholson
  • Patent number: 10343810
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a novel blank for producing cartons, particularly cartons useful for storing and dispensing sheets of tissue, having a novel shape. The cartons have at least one corner edge that is partially formed from an edge wall having a convex cross-sectional shape. In certain instances the carton has four corners and each of the edges is at least partially formed from an edge wall having a convex cross-sectional shape. By providing a carton having one or more convex shaped corner edges not only is a disinvite carton created, but the additional wall forming the convex edge may be provided with graphics that differ from the other carton walls to further enhance the cartons distinctive appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Jason John Schumaker, Gretchen Sarah Koch, Brandon Mark Hokanson
  • Patent number: 9621778
    Abstract: An integrated Internet camera includes, an infrared sensor, an optical system for forming an image on the infrared sensor and lenses formed from infrared transmitting material, an image capturing circuit, for capturing digital images from the infrared sensor; a network interface device connectible to a computer network for transmission of the digital images, as digital image files, across the computer network. A file transfer device of the camera communicates, via the network interface device, with a destination computer at a selected network address on the computer network, and transfers the digital image files to the destination computer according to a predetermined file transfer protocol. A transport control device of the camera controls addressing of the digital image files to the selected network address. The camera self-initiates a connection with the computer network and a connection with the destination computer at the selected network address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Rob Creamer, Walter Knapp, Mark Koch, Yoshiyuki Araki, Richard Helton
  • Patent number: 9576472
    Abstract: A facility comprising systems, methods, and techniques for collecting data indicative of energy consumption and/or energy production by energy systems and devices and providing the data to interested users and devices in real-time is described. The facility may comprise an energy gateway device coupled to one or more monitored devices, one or more energy data extraction servers, and one or more client computers. The energy gateway devices and energy data extraction servers are coupled to a network and are configured to collect energy consumption and/or energy production data from one or more devices and provide an indication of the collected data in real-time or near real-time. The facility may collect current energy consumption or production rates, predicted energy consumption or production levels over a future period of time, and/or amounts of energy that has been consumed or produced by the device over a previous period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Tendril Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Koch
  • Publication number: 20150350465
    Abstract: An integrated Internet camera includes, an infrared sensor, an optical system for forming an image on the infrared sensor and lenses formed from infrared transmitting material, an image capturing circuit, for capturing digital images from the infrared sensor; a network interface device connectible to a computer network for transmission of the digital images, as digital image files, across the computer network. A file transfer device of the camera communicates, via the network interface device, with a destination computer at a selected network address on the computer network, and transfers the digital image files to the destination computer according to a predetermined file transfer protocol. A transport control device of the camera controls addressing of the digital image files to the selected network address. The camera self-initiates a connection with the computer network and a connection with the destination computer at the selected network address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Rob Creamer, Walter Knapp, Mark Koch, Yoshiyuki Araki, Richard Helton
  • Patent number: 9143672
    Abstract: An integrated Internet camera includes, an infrared sensor, an optical system for forming an image on the infrared sensor and lenses formed from infrared transmitting material, an image capturing circuit, for capturing digital images from the infrared sensor; a network interface device connectible to a computer network for transmission of the digital images, as digital image files, across the computer network. A file transfer device of the camera communicates, via the network interface device, with a destination computer at a selected network address on the computer network, and transfers the digital image files to the destination computer according to a predetermined file transfer protocol. A transport control device of the camera controls addressing of the digital image files to the selected network address. The camera self-initiates a connection with the computer network and a connection with the destination computer at the selected network address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Rob Creamer, Walter Knapp, Mark Koch, Yoshiyuki Araki, Richard Helton
  • Publication number: 20140346396
    Abstract: A composition is provided for converting and removing undesirable gases from air comprising manganese dioxide, titanium dioxide and an alkali.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL, INC. - PATENT SERVICES M/S AB/2B
    Inventors: PETER M. MICHALAKOS, MARK KOCH
  • Publication number: 20140218209
    Abstract: A facility comprising systems, methods, and techniques for collecting data indicative of energy consumption and/or energy production by energy systems and devices and providing the data to interested users and devices in real-time is described. The facility may comprise an energy gateway device coupled to one or more monitored devices, one or more energy data extraction servers, and one or more client computers. The energy gateway devices and energy data extraction servers are coupled to a network and are configured to collect energy consumption and/or energy production data from one or more devices and provide an indication of the collected data in real-time or near real-time. The facility may collect current energy consumption or production rates, predicted energy consumption or production levels over a future period of time, and/or amounts of energy that has been consumed or produced by the device over a previous period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Tendril Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Koch
  • Patent number: 8754275
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods and apparatuses for producing and aromatic hydrocarbon-rich effluent from a lignocellulosic material are provided herein. The method comprises the step of combining the lignocellulosic material and an aromatic hydrocarbon-rich diluent to form a slurry. Hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst is contacted with the slurry at reaction conditions to form the aromatic hydrocarbon-rich effluent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Timothy A. Brandvold, Mark Koch
  • Patent number: 8524087
    Abstract: Low metal, low water biomass-derived pyrolysis oils and methods for producing the same are provided. Metal- and water-containing biomass-derived pyrolysis oil is contacted with an acidic ion-exchange resin having sulfonic acid groups to produce a low metal, water-containing biomass-derived pyrolysis oil. The low metal, water-containing biomass-derived pyrolysis oil is removed from the spent ion-exchange resin after ion-exchange. The low metal, water-containing biomass-derived pyrolysis oil is distilled to produce a low metal, low water biomass-derived pyrolysis oil and a distillation product. The distillation product comprises one or both of an alcohol ion-exchange regenerant and an acidic ion-exchange regenerant which may be used to regenerate the spent ion-exchange resin. The regenerated acidic ion-exchange resin may be recycled. The spent alcohol and acid ion-exchange regenerants may be recovered and recycled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Stanley J. Frey, Richard Marinangeli, Timothy A. Brandvold, Mark Koch, Vasken Abrahamian, Jeffrey A. Noga, Thomas Traynor
  • Patent number: 8381255
    Abstract: An integrated Internet camera includes, as embedded components contained within the camera body and controlled by a microcontroller, at least a network interface device for connecting to the Internet, a transport control device for packetizing according to Internet protocols, a file transfer device for communicating with a destination user directory on the Internet, and a transmission initiating device for initiating the connection and transfer operations of the file transfer device and transport control device. The network interface device may be a modem, network adapter, or adapter for connection to the Internet. Upon capturing the digital image, the camera initiates a connection to the Internet, connects to the destination user directory, and uploads the digital images. Thereafter, the digital images are available to authorized (or any) user having access to the Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventors: Rob Creamer, Walter Knapp, Mark Koch, Yoshiyuki Araki, Richard Helton
  • Publication number: 20130025191
    Abstract: Processes are disclosed that achieve a high conversion of lignin to aromatic hydrocarbons, and that may be carried out without the addition of a base. Depolymerization and deoxygenation, the desired lignin convention steps to yield aromatic hydrocarbons, are carried by contacting a mixture of lignin and a solvent (e.g., a lignin slurry) with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst. A preferred solvent is a hydrogen transfer solvent such as a single-ring or fused-ring aromatic compound that beneficially facilitates depolymerization and hinders coke formation. These advantages result in favorable overall process economics for obtaining fuel components and/or chemicals from renewable sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: UOP LLC
    Inventors: JOHN QIANJUN CHEN, MARK KOCH
  • Publication number: 20130030230
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods and apparatuses for producing and aromatic hydrocarbon-rich effluent from a lignocellulosic material are provided herein. The method comprises the step of combining the lignocellulosic material and an aromatic hydrocarbon-rich diluent to form a slurry. Hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst is contacted with the slurry at reaction conditions to form the aromatic hydrocarbon-rich effluent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Timothy A. Brandvold, Mark Koch
  • Publication number: 20130002883
    Abstract: An integrated Internet camera includes, an infrared sensor, an optical system for forming an image on the infrared sensor and lenses formed from infrared transmitting material, an image capturing circuit, for capturing digital images from the infrared sensor; a network interface device connectible to a computer network for transmission of the digital images, as digital image files, across the computer network. A file transfer device of the camera communicates, via the network interface device, with a destination computer at a selected network address on the computer network, and transfers the digital image files to the destination computer according to a predetermined file transfer protocol. A transport control device of the camera controls addressing of the digital image files to the selected network address. The camera self-initiates a connection with the computer network and a connection with the destination computer at the selected network address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Rob Creamer, Walter Knapp, Mark Koch, Yoshiyuki Araki, Richard Helton
  • Publication number: 20110197241
    Abstract: An integrated Internet camera includes, as embedded components contained within the camera body and controlled by a microcontroller, at least a network interface device for connecting to the Internet, a transport control device for packetizing according to Internet protocols, a file transfer device for communicating with a destination user directory on the Internet, and a transmission initiating device for initiating the connection and transfer operations of the file transfer device and transport control device. The network interface device may be a modem, network adapter, or adapter for connection to the Internet. Upon capturing the digital image, the camera initiates a connection to the Internet, connects to the destination user directory, and uploads the digital images. Thereafter, the digital images are available to authorized (or any) user having access to the Internet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Rob Creamer, Walter Knapp, Mark Koch, Yoshiyuki Araki, Richard Helton
  • Publication number: 20110146141
    Abstract: Low metal, low water biomass-derived pyrolysis oils and methods for producing the same are provided. Metal- and water-containing biomass-derived pyrolysis oil is contacted with an acidic ion-exchange resin having sulfonic acid groups to produce a low metal, water-containing biomass-derived pyrolysis oil. The low metal, water-containing biomass-derived pyrolysis oil is removed from the spent ion-exchange resin after ion-exchange. The low metal, water-containing biomass-derived pyrolysis oil is distilled to produce a low metal, low water biomass-derived pyrolysis oil and a distillation product. The distillation product comprises one or both of an alcohol ion-exchange regenerant and an acidic ion-exchange regenerant which may be used to regenerate the spent ion-exchange resin. The regenerated acidic ion-exchange resin may be recycled. The spent alcohol and acid ion-exchange regenerants may be recovered and recycled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Stanley J. Frey, Richard Marinangeli, Timothy A. Brandvold, Mark Koch, Vasken Abrahamian, Jeffrey M. Noga, Thomas Traynor
  • Patent number: 7962946
    Abstract: A camera, connectible to a CCTV network, includes a camera lens and image sensor. as well as an analog video input connector that receives analog image signals corresponding to views from outside the camera. An image processing circuit outputs image signal data of the image sensor, and a video conversion circuit outputs image signal data of the analog image signals. The image signal data is stored on a storage device. A microcontroller controls the circuits, and a network adapter connects to an internet-protocol address corresponding to a network device capable of serving files. The microcontroller selectively transmits image signal data of the image sensor or transmits image signal data of the analog video input connector from the storage device to the network device using the network adapter and the internet-protocol address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventors: Rob Creamer, Walter Knapp, Mark Koch, Yoshiyuki Araki, Richard Helton
  • Patent number: 7962945
    Abstract: An integrated Internet camera includes, as embedded components contained within the camera body and controlled by a microcontroller, at least a network interface device for connecting to the Internet, a transport control device for packetizing according to Internet protocols, a file transfer device for communicating with a destination user directory on the Internet, and a transmission initiating device for initiating the connection and transfer operations of the file transfer device and transport control device. The network interface device may be a modem, network adapter, or adapter for connection to the Internet. Upon capturing the digital image, the camera initiates a connection to the Internet, connects to the destination user directory, and uploads the digital images. Thereafter, the digital images are available to authorized (or any) user having access to the Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventors: Rob Creamer, Walter Knapp, Mark Koch, Yoshiyuki Araki, Richard Helton