Patents by Inventor Mark Lester

Mark Lester 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: 20200329094
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention for maintaining network data distribution are provided. Network data may be distributed in such as manner as to allow a network session to weather interrupted communications between host and clients without significant loss of data. Embodiments of the present invention provide for one or more clients to serve as backup host(s) for the network session. When the other clients transmit data to the host, they may also transmit the data to one or more backup hosts if there are any indications of interrupted communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Lester Jacob, Ronald Joseph Roy, Adam Pierce Harris
  • Patent number: 10728383
    Abstract: Controlled-environment facility resident pattern electronic communication detection systems and methods may employ a controlled-environment facility secure communication platform, an investigative data aggregation and analysis system, and/or the like. Controlled-environment facility individual resident outgoing electronic communication velocity is monitored. The individual resident outgoing electronic communication velocity may be the number of electronic communications placed by a controlled-environment facility resident, to telephone numbers and/or electronic communication addresses over a period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Parampottil, Christopher Barrett Bruton, Mark Lester, David McTee
  • Patent number: 10595901
    Abstract: A ratcheting strut comprising: (a) a ratchet box including a through passage; (b) a first tube sized to extend at least partially through the passage, the first tube including teeth that engage corresponding teeth of the ratchet box; (c) a second tube mounted to the ratchet box in parallel with the first tube, the second tube operatively coupled to a second fixation adapter; and, (d) a threaded rod operatively coupled to a nut and a first fixation adapter, the threaded rod repositionably mounted to the first tube, where the nut is operatively coupled and repositionable with respect to the first tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffery Cresina, Mark Lester
  • Patent number: 10547670
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention for maintaining network data distribution are provided. Network data may be distributed in such as manner as to allow a network session to weather interrupted communications between host and clients without significant loss of data. Embodiments of the present invention provide for one or more clients to serve as backup host(s) for the network session. When the other clients transmit data to the host, they may also transmit the data to one or more backup hosts if there are any indications of interrupted communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Mark Lester Jacob, Ronald Joseph Roy, Adam Pierce Harris
  • Patent number: 10491864
    Abstract: Techniques for in-content security camera data streaming are described herein. In some examples, a security camera may be inserted into an executing content item, such as a multi-player video game. The security camera may be associated with a particular participant, such as a player, of the video game or other content item. In some examples, image data, such as video data, associated with the security camera may be rendered by one or more components that are remote from the associated participant, such as one or more remote servers. The remotely rendered security camera image data may then be transmitted to the participant over one or more communications networks, such as by using streaming content delivery techniques. Also, in some examples, audio data associated with the security camera may also be remotely rendered and transmitted in combination with the security camera image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Lester Florentino, Francis Xavier Surjo-Subagio
  • Patent number: 10455198
    Abstract: In some examples, a security camera may be inserted into an executing content item, such as a multi-player video game. The security camera may be associated with a particular participant, such as a player, of the video game or other content item. In some examples, image data, such as video data, associated with the security camera may be rendered by one or more components that are remote from the associated participant, such as one or more remote servers. The remotely rendered security camera image data may then be transmitted to the participant over one or more communications networks, such as by using streaming content delivery techniques. Also, in some examples, audio data associated with the security camera may also be remotely rendered and transmitted in combination with the security camera image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Lester Florentino, Francis Xavier Surjo-Subagio
  • Publication number: 20180337979
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention for maintaining network data distribution are provided. Network data may be distributed in such as manner as to allow a network session to weather interrupted communications between host and clients without significant loss of data. Embodiments of the present invention provide for one or more clients to serve as backup host(s) for the network session. When the other clients transmit data to the host, they may also transmit the data to one or more backup hosts if there are any indications of interrupted communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Lester Jacob, Ronald Joseph Roy, Adam Pierce Harris
  • Patent number: 10063631
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention for maintaining network data distribution are provided. Network data may be distributed in such as manner as to allow a network session to weather interrupted communications between host and clients without significant loss of data. Embodiments of the present invention provide for one or more clients to serve as backup host(s) for the network session. When the other clients transmit data to the host, they may also transmit the data to one or more backup hosts if there are any indications of interrupted communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Mark Lester Jacob, Ronald Joseph Roy, Adam Pierce Harris
  • Publication number: 20180132898
    Abstract: A ratcheting strut comprising: (a) a ratchet box including a through passage; (b) a first tube sized to extend at least partially through the passage, the first tube including teeth that engage corresponding teeth of the ratchet box; (c) a second tube mounted to the ratchet box in parallel with the first tube, the second tube operatively coupled to a second fixation adapter; and, (d) a threaded rod operatively coupled to a nut and a first fixation adapter, the threaded rod repositionably mounted to the first tube, where the nut is operatively coupled and repositionable with respect to the first tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffery Cresina, Mark Lester
  • Publication number: 20180013820
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention for maintaining network data distribution are provided. Network data may be distributed in such as manner as to allow a network session to weather interrupted communications between host and clients without significant loss of data. Embodiments of the present invention provide for one or more clients to serve as backup host(s) for the network session. When the other clients transmit data to the host, they may also transmit the data to one or more backup hosts if there are any indications of interrupted communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Lester Jacob, Ronald Joseph Roy, Adam Pierce Harris
  • Patent number: 9820776
    Abstract: A ratcheting strut comprising: (a) a ratchet box including a through passage; (b) a first tube sized to extend at least partially through the passage, the first tube including teeth that engage corresponding teeth of the ratchet box; (c) a second tube mounted to the ratchet box in parallel with the first tube, the second tube operatively coupled to a second fixation adapter; and, (d) a threaded rod operatively coupled to a nut and a first fixation adapter, the threaded rod repositionably mounted to the first tube, where the nut is operatively coupled and repositionable with respect to the first tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffery T. Cresina, Mark Lester
  • Patent number: 9729621
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention for maintaining network data distribution are provided. Network data may be distributed in such as manner as to allow a network session to weather interrupted communications between host and clients without significant loss of data. Embodiments of the present invention provide for one or more clients to serve as backup host(s) for the network session. When the other clients transmit data to the host, they may also transmit the data to one or more backup hosts if there are any indications of interrupted communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Mark Lester Jacob, Ronald Joseph Roy, Adam Pierce Harris
  • Publication number: 20170150994
    Abstract: A ratcheting strut comprising: (a) a ratchet box including a through passage; (b) a first tube sized to extend at least partially through the passage, the first tube including teeth that engage corresponding teeth of the ratchet box; (c) a second tube mounted to the ratchet box in parallel with the first tube, the second tube operatively coupled to a second fixation adapter; and, (d) a threaded rod operatively coupled to a nut and a first fixation adapter, the threaded rod repositionably mounted to the first tube, where the nut is operatively coupled and repositionable with respect to the first tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffery T. Cresina, Mark Lester
  • Patent number: 9516068
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention for maintaining network data distribution are provided. Network data may be distributed in such as manner as to allow a network session to weather interrupted communications between host and clients without significant loss of data. Embodiments of the present invention provide for one or more clients to serve as backup host(s) for the network session, such determinations including the use of NAT profile information. When the other clients transmit data to the host, they may also transmit the data to one or more backup hosts if there are any indications of interrupted communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Mark Lester Jacob, Ronald Joseph Roy, Adam Pierce Harris
  • Patent number: 9474552
    Abstract: A ratcheting strut comprising: (a) a ratchet box including a through passage; (b) a first tube sized to extend at least partially through the passage, the first tube including ratchet teeth that engage corresponding ratchet teeth of the ratchet box; (c) a second tube mounted to the ratchet box in parallel with the first tube, the second tube operatively coupled to a second fixation adapter; and (d) a threaded rod operatively coupled to a nut and a first fixation adapter, the threaded rod repositionably mounted to the first tube, where the nut is operatively coupled and repositionable with respect to the first tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Gary D. Barnett, Paul Slagle, Mark Lester, Mark R. Brinker, Philip H. Frank
  • Patent number: 9433866
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and techniques for adjustment of game parameters based on users' performance are described. During play of a game, a user's performance is monitored. It is then determined if the player's performance is within a desired range of performance, and game parameters are adjusted if the user's performance is outside the desired range. In a multi-player game, parameters can be adjusted differently for each of the players to make the overall game play more competitive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC
    Inventor: Mark Lester Jacob
  • Patent number: 9266026
    Abstract: A method for use with a simulation includes running the simulation, receiving information from a control interface used by a user to interact with the simulation, analyzing the received information, forming at least an indication of the user's level of skill based on the analysis of the received information, and adjusting a difficulty level of the simulation based on the indication of the user's level of skill. A storage medium storing a computer program executable by a processor based system and an apparatus for use with a simulation are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment LLC
    Inventor: Mark Lester Jacob
  • Publication number: 20150265926
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and techniques for adjustment of game parameters based on users' performance are described. During play of a game, a user's performance is monitored. It is then determined if the player's performance is within a desired range of performance, and game parameters are adjusted if the user's performance is outside the desired range. In a multi-player game, parameters can be adjusted differently for each of the players to make the overall game play more competitive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Lester Jacob
  • Patent number: 9069441
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and techniques for adjustment of game parameters based on users' performance are described. During play of a game a user's performance is monitored. It is then determined if the player's performance is within a desired range of performance, and game parameters are adjusted if the user's performance is outside the desired range. In a multi-player game, parameters can be adjusted differently for each of the players to make the overall game play more competitive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
    Inventor: Mark Lester Jacob
  • Publication number: 20150180958
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention for maintaining network data distribution are provided. Network data may be distributed in such as manner as to allow a network session to weather interrupted communications between host and clients without significant loss of data. Embodiments of the present invention provide for one or more clients to serve as backup host(s) for the network session. When the other clients transmit data to the host, they may also transmit the data to one or more backup hosts if there are any indications of interrupted communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Mark Lester Jacob, Ronald Joseph Roy, Adam Pierce Harris