Patents by Inventor Mark Lowe

Mark Lowe 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: 20220328051
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for efficient cross-fading of compressed domain information streams on a user/client device. Exemplary systems may provide cross-fade between AAC/Enhanced AAC Plus information streams, between MP3 information streams, or between information streams of unmatched formats. These systems are distinguished in that cross-fade is directly applied to compressed bitstreams so a single decode operation is performed on the resulting bitstream. Thus, a set of frames from each input stream associated with the time interval in which a cross fade is decoded, and combined and recoded with a cross fade or other effect now in the compressed bitstream. Once sent through the client device's decoder, the user hears the transitional effect. The only input data that is decoded and processed is that associated with the portion of each stream used the crossfade, blend or other interstitial, and thus the vast majority of input streams are left compressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Raymond Lowe, Mark Kalman, Deepen Sinha, Christopher Ward
  • Publication number: 20220274718
    Abstract: An airport runway arrangement for commercial aircraft comprises a first runway section, a second runway section extending substantially in prolongation of the first runway section and an intermediate section between the first and second runway sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: Runway Innovations Limited
    Inventors: William Dennis Lowe, Peter Lonergan, Steven Dennis John Costello, Richard Mark Bostock
  • Patent number: 10308536
    Abstract: The present invention is a wastewater treatment system utilizing a recirculating filter system comprising sand, gravel, or synthetic media. Septic effluent is continuously, or approximately continuously, dosed under pressure to the treatment media through pressure compensating drip irrigation emitters. The dosed effluent is treated and dispersed into a dispersal field using double coiled distribution lines that can alternate flow through emitters to rest the dispersal field. The double coil dispersal lines allow more emitters per unit area allowing treatment of the effluent more slowly and effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: David Mark Lowe, Richard D. Eldredge
  • Patent number: 10254370
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for obtaining a motion-compensated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) image of a region of interest. An active marker, responsive to a preparation pulse, is placed within the region of interest. The preparation pulse is directed to the region of interest, and then a plurality of projection gradient pulses are provided to the region of interest. Respective signals produced in response to the plurality of projection gradient pulses are recorded, and a location of the active marker is determined from the recorded signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Erik B. Beall, Mark Lowe, Michael Phillips
  • Publication number: 20160091592
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for obtaining a motion-compensated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) image of a region of interest. An active marker, responsive to a preparation pulse, is placed within the region of interest. The preparation pulse is directed to the region of interest, and then a plurality of projection gradient pulses are provided to the region of interest. Respective signals produced in response to the plurality of projection gradient pulses are recorded, and a location of the active marker is determined from the recorded signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Erik B. Beall, Mark Lowe, Michael Phillips
  • Patent number: 8889007
    Abstract: The present invention is a wastewater treatment system utilizing a recirculating filter system comprising sand, gravel, or synthetic media. Septic effluent is continuously, or approximately continuously, dosed under pressure to the treatment media through pressure compensating drip irrigation emitters. The system comprises a commonly known septic tank and recirculation tank. Septic tank effluent is collected in the recirculation tank, from which it is continually dosed by means of a pump to the top of the treatment media of the recirculating filter through pressure compensating drip emitters. Continuous dosing of diluted residential septic tank effluent through drip irrigation emitters provides a slow consistent application of liquid rich in organic material and pathogens over the treatment media. The treated effluent is then recirculated if water is low or went to final disposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: David Mark Lowe, Richard D. Eldredge
  • Publication number: 20140310098
    Abstract: A system for improving shape-based targeting by using interest level data is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprises creating one or more trade zones, wherein creating a trade zone comprises grouping a set of parameters to deliver custom shapes, clustering the custom shapes according to offline data and geographic distribution of IP addresses, and mapping clusters of the custom shapes to IP addresses. Data indicating consumption of a content source is received, the content source having a plurality of tokens. The plurality of tokens is organized according to the one or more trade zones, wherein the one or more trade zones consume the tokens at a calculated rate and the calculated rate is analyzed to determine an interest associated with each trade zone. Targeting is based on a selected trade zone, wherein the selected trade zone is selected based upon a desired interest representative of a desired audience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: MaxPoint Interactive Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Epperson, Kurt M. Carlson, Christopher R. Farmer, Mark Lowe, Robert Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 8799062
    Abstract: A system for improving shape-based targeting by using interest level data is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes creating one or more trade zones, wherein creating a trade zone includes grouping a set of parameters to deliver custom shapes, clustering the custom shapes according to offline data and geographic distribution of IP addresses, and mapping clusters of the custom shapes to IP addresses. Data indicating consumption of a content source is received by one or more trade zones at a calculated rate and the calculated rate is analyzed to determine an interest associated with each trade zone. Targeting is based on a selected trade zone, wherein the selected trade zone is selected based upon a desired interest representative of a desired audience. A targeting request is transmitted including instructions or information associated with a target action, and the target action is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: MaxPoint Interactive, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Epperson, Kurt Carlson, Christopher Farmer, Mark Lowe, Robert Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 8296180
    Abstract: A system for improving shape-based targeting by using interest level data is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprises creating one or more trade zones, wherein creating a trade zone comprises grouping a set of parameters to deliver custom shapes, clustering the custom shapes according to offline data and geographic distribution of IP addresses, and mapping clusters of the custom shapes to IP addresses. Data indicating consumption of a content source is received, the content source having a plurality of tokens. The plurality of tokens is organized according to the one or more trade zones, wherein the one or more trade zones consume the tokens at a calculated rate and the calculated rate is analyzed to determine an interest associated with each trade zone. Targeting is based on a selected trade zone, wherein the selected trade zone is selected based upon a desired interest representative of a desired audience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: MaxPoint Interactive, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Epperson, Kurt Carlson, Christopher Farmer, Mark Lowe, Robert Gonzalez
  • Publication number: 20110278220
    Abstract: The present invention is a wastewater treatment system utilizing a recirculating filter system comprising sand, gravel, or synthetic media. Septic effluent is continuously, or approximately continuously, dosed under pressure to the treatment media through pressure compensating drip irrigation emitters. The system comprises a commonly known septic tank and recirculation tank. Septic tank effluent is collected in the recirculation tank, from which it is continually dosed by means of a pump to the top of the treatment media of the recirculating filter through pressure compensating drip emitters. Continuous dosing of diluted residential septic tank effluent through drip irrigation emitters provides a slow consistent application of liquid rich in organic material and pathogens over the treatment media. The treated effluent is then recirculated if water is low or went to final disposal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: David Mark Lowe, Richard D. Eldredge
  • Publication number: 20100139294
    Abstract: A fluid chiller system supplying cold fluid to a therapeutic wrap, in which a minimum level of fluid flow is provided through the heat exchange coils to insure that the fluid in the coils does not freeze. A fluid flow meter or pressure sensor connected inline with the inlet port of the chiller unit measures a level of fluid flow. A controller is connected to the flow meter or pressure sensor and a bypass valve, wherein based on a signal from the flow meter or pressure sensor, the controller adjusts the bypass valve to provide a predetermined level of fluid flow into the inlet port of the chiller unit, in order to prevent the heat exchange coils from freezing, if the flow through the wrap is blocked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Mark Lowe, Krister Bowman
  • Publication number: 20100145421
    Abstract: In general, the present invention incorporates a cooling or heating wrap having internal channels to circulate a chilled or warmed fluid, with one or more layers of a thermo-conductive material to eliminate air pockets or gaps between the wrap and a human or animal body part. The thermo-conductive material may be applied directly to the human or animal skin and/or body part, may be encapsulated in a separate unit, or may be integrated into the wrap itself. The thermo-conductive material acts like a heat conduction medium between the heat exchanging wrap and the anatomical body part, to increase the therapeutic effect of the wrap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: C. Mike Tomlinson, Robert Croteau, Mark Lowe, Krister Bowman, James Orsini, Andrew W. van Eps
  • Publication number: 20100064219
    Abstract: Embodiments provide systems and methods to create new media. Collaborating users can create new media using a network hosted media production functionality of an embodiment. In one embodiment, a network hosted media production system can be used to create new media, wherein the system includes a sound library component, a video component, a live input component, a sequencer component, and a synchronization component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventors: Ron Gabrisko, James Todd Smith, Piers Lingle, Jason Barrett, Claudine Joseph, Nicholas Miller, Mark Lowe, Chris Lam, Thomas Rolfs, Glen Marchese
  • Publication number: 20100051523
    Abstract: The LoweFlow Filter wastewater treatment system is a recirculating filtering system intended to treat typical residential septic tank effluent. Septic effluent is continuously (or near continuously) dosed under pressure to the treatment media through pressure compensating drip irrigation emitters. Wastewater trickles down through the media where it is attenuated through physical, chemical, and biological means. Treated wastewater or filtrate collected from the bottom of the recirculating filter returns to the recirculating tank, either by gravity flow or under pressure, through the flow splitter. During periods of low or no wastewater flow, a flow splitter will allow all of the filtrate from the treatment filter back into the recirculation tank. During periods of moderate or high wastewater flow, the flow splitter will allow all or a portion of the filtrate to be diverted for final disposal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventors: David Mark Lowe, Richard D. Eldredge
  • Patent number: 7258026
    Abstract: A sensor for measuring a parameter applied to a surface is provided. The sensor includes at least one substrate layer, a plurality of individual sensor elements operatively arranged with respect to the substrate layer, and a conductive trace disposed on the substrate layer. The conductive trace is electrically coupled to an individual sensor element and wraps around at least a portion of the sensor element in a spiral-like manner. Further, by employing slits or cut-outs of material between sensor elements, a sensor element may move independent of an adjacent sensor element, thereby allowing the sensor to conform to an irregularly shaped surface or otherwise when subject to relatively large deflections. The sensor may be employed to detect force distribution of a seating surface, such as a seat cushion of a wheelchair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Tekscan Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas Papakostas, Christopher George, Charles Malacaria, Mark Lowe
  • Publication number: 20060076862
    Abstract: A self-closing drawer slide assembly for installation between a drawer and the interior of a cabinet is disclosed in conjunction with a compatible mounting socket for mounting the rear of the cabinet member to the rear wall of the cabinet. The socket telescopically accepts the declining rear portion of the cabinet member and is telescopically adjustable to suit a range of variations in the length of the drawer slide or the length of the cabinet. The socket also has a range of lateral adjustment which is transferable into lateral adjustment for the drawer slides assembly once installed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2004
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Inventor: Mark Lowe
  • Patent number: 7022087
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods relating to circulation of air within a plethysmographic measurement chamber are provided. An air circulation system, comprised of one or more pumps, is coupled to a plethysmographic measurement chamber using one or more inlet and exhaust tubes. The air circulation system renews the air within the measurement chamber using ambient air, or air derived from a controlled temperature environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Life Measurement, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip T. Dempster, Michael V. Homer, Mark Lowe, Alessandro Urlando
  • Publication number: 20060025820
    Abstract: An implantable system includes at least one electrode that is configured to apply a stimulus to surrounding tissue based on a control signal. A control module provides the control signal, such as for controlling application of the stimulus, which can be an electrical stimulus, a chemical stimulus or a combination thereof. A detector is configured to detect a temperature characteristic associated with one or more of the electrode and the surrounding tissue. An output signal is provided based on the detected temperature characteristic. The output signal can be used by an associated diagnostic system to terminate a diagnostic procedure, such as to mitigate heating of the electrode and/or the surrounding tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2005
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventors: Micheal Phillips, Mark Lowe
  • Publication number: 20050268699
    Abstract: A sensor for measuring a parameter applied to a surface is provided. The sensor includes at least one substrate layer, a plurality of individual sensor elements operatively arranged with respect to the substrate layer, and a conductive trace disposed on the substrate layer. The conductive trace is electrically coupled to an individual sensor element and wraps around at least a portion of the sensor element in a spiral-like manner. Further, by employing slits or cut-outs of material between sensor elements, a sensor element may move independent of an adjacent sensor element, thereby allowing the sensor to conform to an irregularly shaped surface or otherwise when subject to relatively large deflections. The sensor may be employed to detect force distribution of a seating surface, such as a seat cushion of a wheelchair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2005
    Publication date: December 8, 2005
    Applicant: Tekscan, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Papakostas, Christopher George, Charles Malacaria, Mark Lowe
  • Patent number: 6964205
    Abstract: A sensor for measuring a parameter applied to a surface is provided. The sensor includes at least one substrate layer, a plurality of individual sensor elements operatively arranged with respect to the substrate layer, and a conductive trace disposed on the substrate layer. The conductive trace is electrically coupled to an individual sensor element and wraps around at least a portion of the sensor element in a spiral-like manner. Further, by employing slits or cut-outs of material between sensor elements, a sensor element may move independent of an adjacent sensor element, thereby allowing the sensor to conform to an irregularly shaped surface or otherwise when subject to relatively large deflections. The sensor may be employed to detect force distribution of a seating surface, such as a seat cushion of a wheelchair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Tekscan Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas Papakostas, Christopher George, Charles Malacaria, Mark Lowe