Patents by Inventor Mark L. Jones

Mark L. Jones 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: 20190220465
    Abstract: Identifying data within a data store satisfying a request. A quantity of the identified data is greater than a threshold. The identified data is analyzed to produce an initial result set with a reduced data quantity including information summarizing the identified data. The analyzing includes visualizing the information summarizing the identified data as one or more graphical displays rendered within a user interface and selectively filtering the identified data based upon a selection of filter factors associated with the identified data to generate an initial result set having a smaller size in relation to the identified data set. Each of one or more succeeding result sets are generated from a corresponding prior result set until a succeeding result set includes a quantity of data satisfying the threshold. The generating of each succeeding result set includes filtering the corresponding prior result set and information summarizing the filtered result set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Oliver J. Beacom, John W. Bell, Paul C. Jones, James S. Luke, Luke Morgan, Royston W. Shufflebotham, Mark L. Todd
  • Patent number: 10311059
    Abstract: A request for data is processed by identifying data within a data store satisfying the request, where an amount of the identified data exceeds a threshold, analyzing the identified data to produce an initial result set with a reduced amount of data including information summarizing the identified data, and generating one or more succeeding result sets each from a corresponding prior result set until a succeeding result set includes an amount of data satisfying the threshold. Each succeeding result set includes a reduced amount of data relative to the corresponding prior result set, and generating each succeeding result set includes filtering the corresponding prior result set and generating the succeeding result set including information summarizing the filtered result set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Oliver J. Beacom, John W. Bell, Paul C. Jones, James S. Luke, Luke Morgan, Royston W. Shufflebotham, Mark L. Todd
  • Patent number: 9422771
    Abstract: A drill bit assembly for boring including a drill bit and a bit sub. A front bit end has a plurality cutting elements at a forward face of the front bit end and a first fluid return passage extending through the drill bit to a rear bit end. The bit sub couples to the rear bit end. The bit sub includes a bore disposed at a front sub end sized and shaped to receive the rear bit end of the drill bit. A plurality of legs extends from a mid-sub region toward the front sub end between pairs of cutting elements. The plurality of legs has a fluid delivery passage disposed therein with the fluid delivery passage extending from the plurality of legs to a rear sub bit end. The bit sub has a second fluid return passage connecting the first fluid return passage to the rear sub bit end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Atlas Copco Secoroc LLC
    Inventors: Mark L. Jones, Kenneth M. Curry, Jeffery T. Ross, Kyle E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9323618
    Abstract: In a telecommunications/data network, it is common to have multiple recovery domains each employing its own technique for recovering a fault that may be different from a technique employed by another domain. Permitting multiple recovery domains to recover a fault without coordination among the domains can result in adverse interactions, such as rapid and repeated changes in the actions taken or “flapping,” and repeated hits to traffic. A method and corresponding apparatus for coordinating fault recovery in a network, according to an embodiment of the present invention, notifies a first recovery domain that a second recovery domain is or is not taking action to recover a fault in the network. Coordinating the recovery efforts of the first and second recovery domains reduces fault recovery time and allows concurrent actions to be taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Coriant Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Huber, Jonathan B. Sadler, Mark L. Jones
  • Patent number: 9285063
    Abstract: A joint fitting for thermoplastic pipes. The fitting member has a receptor and an insert. The receptor fits snugly over the thermoplastic pipe, and the end of the pipe abuts against the fitting member. These respective contact surfaces are fused together by thermal welding, thus forming a socket seal and an abutting seal to strengthen the joint and to protect any glass fiber reinforcing layer of the pipe. One embodiment of the fitting also comprises a glass fiber reinforcing member that provides structural strength to the fitting member. In another embodiment, the fitting comprises an inner rim that fits inside the end of the thermoplastic pipe, thereby forming a double socket, abutted seal between the fitting and the pipe. Other embodiments comprise a valve for releasing gas and molten thermoplastic material during the thermal welding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventor: Mark L. Jones
  • Patent number: 9133667
    Abstract: A drill bit for drilling a hole through earth and hard materials, the drill bit including a bit body having an inner bore and a cutting head at a cutting end, the cutting head including a center portion with one or more apertures extending from the cutting end to the inner bore, a perimeter portion projecting radially outward to form a plurality of blades divided by a plurality of junk slots, a cutting face, and a plurality of cutter receptacles spaced about the cutting face. A plurality of cutters with cutter tips terminating in points are in mounted into the cutter receptacles at a pitch angle relative to the cutting face, and with the plurality of cutter points together defining a projected cutting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Atlas Copco Secoroc LLC
    Inventors: Mark L. Jones, Kenneth M. Curry
  • Publication number: 20140375047
    Abstract: A joint fitting for thermoplastic pipes. The fitting member has receptor and an insert. The receptor fits snugly over the thermoplastic pipe, and the end of the pipe abuts against the fitting member. These respective contact surfaces are fused together by thermal welding, thus forming a socket seal and an abutting seal to strengthen the joint and to protect any glass fiber reinforcing layer of the pipe. One embodiment of the fitting also comprises a glass fiber reinforcing member that provides structural strength to the fitting member. In another embodiment, the fitting comprises an inner rim that fits inside the end of the thermoplastic pipe, thereby forming a double socket, abutted seal between the fitting and the pipe. Other embodiments comprise a valve for releasing gas and molten thermoplastic material during the thermal welding process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Mark L. Jones
  • Publication number: 20140337668
    Abstract: In a telecommunications/data network, it is common to have multiple recovery domains each employing its own technique for recovering a fault that may be different from a technique employed by another domain. Permitting multiple recovery domains to recover a fault without coordination among the domains can result in adverse interactions, such as rapid and repeated changes in the actions taken or “flapping,” and repeated hits to traffic. A method and corresponding apparatus for coordinating fault recovery in a network, according to an embodiment of the present invention, notifies a first recovery domain that a second recovery domain is or is not taking action to recover a fault in the network. Coordinating the recovery efforts of the first and second recovery domains reduces fault recovery time and allows concurrent actions to be taken.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas J. Huber, Jonathan B. Sadler, Mark L. Jones
  • Patent number: 8839886
    Abstract: A drill bit configured for boring holes or wells into the earth include a plurality of blades configured with a recessed center such that the blades cut a core therebetween. Cutting elements in the recessed center are configured to cut and remove the core. The recessed center has a first diameter at a height from the cutting elements in the recessed center and a second diameter smaller than the first diameter such that the confining stress on the core is relieved prior to being cut by the cutting elements in the recessed center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Atlas Copco Secoroc LLC
    Inventors: Mark L. Jones, Kyle E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8804485
    Abstract: In a telecommunications/data network, it is common to have multiple recovery domains each employing its own technique for recovering a fault that may be different from a technique employed by another domain. Permitting multiple recovery domains to recover a fault without coordination among the domains can result in adverse interactions, such as rapid and repeated changes in the actions taken or “flapping,” and repeated hits to traffic. A method and corresponding apparatus for coordinating fault recovery in a network, according to an embodiment of the present invention, notifies a first recovery domain that a second recovery domain is or is not taking action to recover a fault in the network. Coordinating the recovery efforts of the first and second recovery domains reduces fault recovery time and allows concurrent actions to be taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Tellabs Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Huber, Jonathan B. Sadler, Mark L. Jones
  • Patent number: 8600540
    Abstract: A method for continuous, non lot-based manufacturing of integrated circuit (IC) devices of the type to each have a unique fuse identification (ID) includes: reading the fuse ID of each of the IC devices; advancing multiple lots of the IC devices through, for example, a test step in the manufacturing process in a substantially continuous manner; generating data, such as test data, related to the advancement of each of the IC devices through the step in the process; and associating the data generated for each of the IC devices with the fuse ID of its associated IC device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L. Jones, Gregory A. Barnett
  • Patent number: 8439136
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a drill bit comprised of a plurality of blades. A first plurality of the blades has cutting elements positioned substantially within the cone section of the drill bit. A second plurality of blades has cutting elements positioned substantially within the blade flank section and the blade shoulder section. Another embodiment of the first plurality of blades in which the blades end or truncate at a radial distance substantially less than the radial distance of the blade shoulder section from the center of the drill bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Atlas Copco Secoroc LLC
    Inventors: Mark L. Jones, Kenneth M. Curry
  • Publication number: 20130006411
    Abstract: A method for continuous, non lot-based manufacturing of integrated circuit (IC) devices of the type to each have a unique fuse identification (ID) includes: reading the fuse ID of each of the IC devices; advancing multiple lots of the IC devices through, for example, a test step in the manufacturing process in a substantially continuous manner; generating data, such as test data, related to the advancement of each of the IC devices through the step in the process; and associating the data generated for each of the IC devices with the fuse ID of its associated IC device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Mark L. Jones, Gregory A. Barnett
  • Patent number: 8336649
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a drill bit configured for boring holes or wells into the earth. Embodiments include a drill bit comprised of a plurality of blades. Each of the plurality of blades includes one or more holes therethrough configured to receive a cutter that is secured therein. The cutters are secured in the hole with a removable securing device that typically prevents the cutters from being removed when the drill bit is in use but allow the cutters to be removed from the holes when the drill bit is not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Atlas Copco Secoroc LLC
    Inventors: Mark L. Jones, Kenneth M. Curry, Jeffery T. Ross
  • Patent number: 8315730
    Abstract: A method for continuous, non lot-based manufacturing of integrated circuit (IC) devices of the type to each have a unique fuse identification (ID) includes: reading the fuse ID of each of the IC devices; advancing multiple lots of the IC devices through, for example, a test step in the manufacturing process in a substantially continuous manner; generating data, such as test data, related to the advancement of each of the IC devices through the step in the process; and associating the data generated for each of the IC devices with the fuse ID of its associated IC device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L. Jones, Gregory A. Barnett
  • Publication number: 20120281523
    Abstract: In a telecommunications/data network, it is common to have multiple recovery domains each employing its own technique for recovering a fault that may be different from a technique employed by another domain. Permitting multiple recovery domains to recover a fault without coordination among the domains can result in adverse interactions, such as rapid and repeated changes in the actions taken or “flapping,” and repeated hits to traffic. A method and corresponding apparatus for coordinating fault recovery in a network, according to an embodiment of the present invention, notifies a first recovery domain that a second recovery domain is or is not taking action to recover a fault in the network. Coordinating the recovery efforts of the first and second recovery domains reduces fault recovery time and allows concurrent actions to be taken.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Tellabs Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Huber, Jonathan B. Sadler, Mark L. Jones
  • Publication number: 20120267173
    Abstract: A drill bit for drilling a hole through earth and hard materials, the drill bit including a bit body having an inner bore and a cutting head at a cutting end, the cutting head including a center portion with one or more apertures extending from the cutting end to the inner bore, a perimeter portion projecting radially outward to form a plurality of blades divided by a plurality of junk slots, a cutting face, and a plurality of cutter receptacles spaced about the cutting face. A plurality of cutters with cutter tips terminating in points are in mounted into the cutter receptacles at a pitch angle relative to the cutting face, and with the plurality of cutter points together defining a projected cutting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Mark L. JONES, Kenneth M. CURRY
  • Patent number: 7961618
    Abstract: A system, method and computer-readable medium for sharing bandwidth resources among a plurality of antennas in a network of base transceiver stations are provided. According to the method, a bandwidth allocation of each of a plurality of antennas is determined, and a bandwidth demand on each of the plurality of antennas is monitored. If the bandwidth demand of one or more of the antennas exceeds a first threshold, the bandwidth allocation of those antennas is increased, based upon the bandwidth demand. If the bandwidth demand of another one or more of the antennas drops below a second threshold, the bandwidth allocation of those antennas is decreased. Accordingly, the bandwidth resources available to the network of antennas may be dynamically allocated, based upon the bandwidth demand in the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Nextel Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Sunil D. Prasad, Mark L. Jones
  • Publication number: 20110108326
    Abstract: A drill bit configured for boring holes or wells into the earth include a plurality of blades configured with a recessed center such that the blades cut a core therebetween. Cutting elements in the recessed center are configured to cut and remove the core. The recessed center has a first diameter at a height from the cutting elements in the recessed center and a second diameter smaller than the first diameter such that the confining stress on the core is relieved prior to being cut by the cutting elements in the recessed center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: Mark L. JONES, Kyle E. JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20100252332
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a drill bit configured for boring holes or wells into the earth. Embodiments include a drill bit comprised of a plurality of blades. A first plurality of the blades has cutting elements positioned substantially within the cone section of the drill bit. A second plurality of blades has cutting elements positioned substantially within the blade flank section and the blade shoulder section. Another embodiment of the first plurality of blades in which the blades end or truncate at a radial distance substantially less than the radial distance of the blade shoulder section from the center of the drill bit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventors: Mark L. Jones, Kenneth M. Curry