Patents by Inventor Mark Morgan

Mark Morgan 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: 20210272381
    Abstract: A method includes generating, in coordination with an emergent content engine, a first objective for a first objective-effectuator and a second objective for a second objective-effectuator instantiated in a computer-generated reality (CGR) environment. The first and second objectives are associated with a mutual plan. The method includes generating, based on characteristic values associated with the first and second objective-effectuators a first directive for the first objective-effectuator and a second directive for the second objective-effectuator. The first directive limits actions generated by the first objective-effectuator over a first set of time frames associated with the first objective and the second directive limits actions generated by the second objective-effectuator over a second set of time frames associated with the second objective.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Drummond, Siva Chandra Mouli Sivapurapu, Bo Morgan
  • Publication number: 20210261253
    Abstract: A battery-powered pilotless aerial vehicle has a center unit, a plurality of rotor units coupled to the center unit, a plurality of battery assemblies, and a plurality of electrical circuitry components including a central control circuitry and at least a flight control subsystem, a detecting and avoiding subsystem, and an emergency communication subsystem controlled by the central control circuitry. The center unit receives one or more of the electrical circuitry components and has a compartment for accommodating one or more passengers or cargo goods. Each rotor unit comprises a propelling module functionally coupled to the central control circuitry. The one or more battery assemblies are configured for being controlled by the flight control subsystem for at least powering the propelling modules, and are at a distance away from the center unit for reducing electromagnetic interference to the electrical circuitry components therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Holbrook HANNA, Douglas Morgan HANNA
  • Publication number: 20210007809
    Abstract: A navigation system is disclosed which comprises a tracker having a trackable feature, a localizer configured to track states of the trackable feature within a field of view, an illumination assembly operable to direct light within the field of view, and a controller coupled to the localizer and to the illumination assembly. The controller is configured to receive the tracked states from the localizer, to determine a status condition of the tracker based on the tracked states received from the localizer, and to control the illumination assembly to direct light at the tracker such that light reflected by the tracker from the illumination assembly is visible to a user of the navigation system to communicate the status condition of the tracker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: MAKO Surgical Corp.
    Inventor: Jonathan Mark Morgan
  • Patent number: 10864387
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hinged, two-wheeled device for improving the safety of an individual or object descending along a rope from an elevated position. The device includes a two-piece hinged framed held open by a torsion spring. Each part of the frame contains a wheel with a cut out/channel with a knurled surface to increase the friction between the rope and the device and to prevent the device from disengaging during use. The rope is placed between the two wheels and the handle is pulled down, clamping the device around the rope. The two wheels are connected to viscous rotary dampers that slow the speed of the wheels during descent, preventing the user/object from accelerating in a free-fall and controlling the descent rate to a relatively constant, safer speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Auburn University
    Inventors: Jake Travis MacKay, Brent Gilbert, Logan Brost, Richard Gilliland, Mark Morgan Pelt, Caleb Clemons, Zachary Martin, Wesley S. Hunko
  • Publication number: 20200297429
    Abstract: Protective packaging, surgical kits, systems, and methods are described herein for assisting in determining whether a tool is properly installed on a surgical device. The protective packaging retains the tool and has trackable features defined relative to a tool center point of the tool. The trackable features have a predetermined state defined relative to the tool center point and the trackable features are configured to be detectable by a localizer to locate the tool center point. One or more controllers can compare the actual state of the tool center point with an expected state of the tool center point, which is based on an expected condition in which the tool is properly mounted to the surgical device. Based on the comparison, the one or more controllers can determine whether the tool is properly mounted to the surgical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: MAKO Surgical Corp.
    Inventors: Roberto Montane, Brandt Williams, Seamus Gilhooley, Jonathan Mark Morgan, Mark Palm, Michael Vu
  • Publication number: 20180304105
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hinged, two-wheeled device for improving the safety of an individual or object descending along a rope from an elevated position. The device includes a two-piece hinged framed held open by a torsion spring. Each part of the frame contains a wheel with a cut out/channel with a knurled surface to increase the friction between the rope and the device and to prevent the device from disengaging during use. The rope is placed between the two wheels and the handle is pulled down, clamping the device around the rope. The two wheels are connected to viscous rotary dampers that slow the speed of the wheels during descent, preventing the user/object from accelerating in a free-fall and controlling the descent rate to a relatively constant, safer speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: AUBURN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jake MacKay, BRENT GILBERT, LOGAN BROST, RICHARD GILLILAND, MARK MORGAN PELT, CALEB CLEMONS, ZACHARY MARTIN, WESLEY S. HUNKO
  • Patent number: 10049138
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for an online community management system. One method calculates users' reputations that are based on the activities of each user in the online community. The reputation measures the quality of the user activities in the community. Further, the method includes operations for periodically calculating reputation statistical measures based on the users' reputations, and for sorting the users based on the reputation statistical measures. A user interface for a manager of the online community is provided, the user interface including a presentation of reputation information about a group of users of the online community identifying trends in changes of the reputation. The group of users is selected based on the sorting, and the user interface provides an option to select a first user from the group of users to obtain a display of events associated with the selected user in the online community.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Andrew Falor, Richard Feit, Marcos Boyington, Mark Morgan, Brian Ziman
  • Patent number: 9028166
    Abstract: A wedge-shaped vehicle barrier, including a top assembly pivotably coupled to a bottom assembly; a mechanism coupled to the top assembly and coupled to the bottom assembly, where the mechanism moves the top assembly between a first position that is substantially horizontal and a second position at a first angle; and one or more flexible slings coupled to a distal portion of the top assembly and a distal portion of the bottom assembly, where the one or more slings prevent the top assembly from rotating beyond a second angle when the top assembly is engaged by a vehicle, the second angle being greater than or equal to the first angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: FutureNet Security Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Morgan, Jeremy Campbell
  • Publication number: 20130045047
    Abstract: A wedge-shaped vehicle barrier, including a top assembly pivotably coupled to a bottom assembly; a mechanism coupled to the top assembly and coupled to the bottom assembly, where the mechanism moves the top assembly between a first position that is substantially horizontal and a second position at a first angle; and one or more flexible slings coupled to a distal portion of the top assembly and a distal portion of the bottom assembly, where the one or more slings prevent the top assembly from rotating beyond a second angle when the top assembly is engaged by a vehicle, the second angle being greater than or equal to the first angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Mark Morgan, Jeremy Campbell
  • Publication number: 20120261281
    Abstract: One embodiment of an inherently unstable vase with a magnet (3) attached to the base of the vase container (1). One pole of the magnet (3) allows the vase to be magnetically attracted to any metal object, including a ferrous metal base (4) plate. A ferrous block (2) near the opposite magnet pole augments the force provided by the magnet. The center of gravity of the vase would not allow the vase to remain upright without the use of the magnetic forces. A non-ferrous material can be placed between the vase magnet (3) and base (4), hiding the method by which the inherently unstable vase remains upright. Vases can be magnetically attached to one another, creating multi-tier vase arrangements. Magnetic forces allow the vases to be easily arranged and reconfigured to the desired angle, height, and shape. Also, the magnetic forces inhibit the vase from toppling due to perturbations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Jonathan Mark Morgan
  • Patent number: 8135469
    Abstract: This invention relates to the use of an electromagnetic generator and a pressure bladder located within a biological body in such a position to take advantage of the pressure fluctuations found within that body to produce electrical power. The invention uses these pressure fluctuations to displace the moving parts of a generator, to produce electricity in accordance with the Faraday principal, to power implanted devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Perpetuum Ltd.
    Inventors: Stephen Roberts, Roy Freeland, Giles Stanley, Keith Dobson Dawkins, John Mark Morgan, Paul R. Roberts
  • Patent number: 8001988
    Abstract: A method according to this invention employs a set of valves, a series of pressure checks, and a physical stop for verifying the closing of a locking system of a cylindrical passageway. The method may also employ an equalization piping. The valves isolate a tapping machine, a pipeline, and the equalization piping from one another so that product cannot flow from one to the other. The valves are then opened as a series of pressure checks are performed. A completion plug is then lowered into the passageway until the plug comes to rest within the passageway and is oriented so that a locking ring of the plug is in a filly expanded position. The expanded position is then confirmed by raising the plug until its upward travel is restricted. The plug is then released and pressure above the plug is reduced to 0 psi gauge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: TDW Delaware, Inc.
    Inventors: Buddy A. Wilson, Randy B. Billington, Bruce W. Bingham, Tony R. Garrison, Mark A. Morgan
  • Patent number: 7735378
    Abstract: Generally, the present invention is directed to the in situ measurement of fluid density and/or flow rate in tubular conduits, wherein such measurement comprises measuring dynamic fluid level and/or load (weight) in a region of the conduit and correlating these measurements of the fluid with a density and/or flow rate. Such measurements are typically directed toward drilling fluids transported within the tubular conduits—particularly the return flow, wherein the fluid comprises extraneous material (e.g., cuttings, etc.) which can alter the density and flow rate of the drilling fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignees: FSI International Corp Limited, Mezurx Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Christian Singfield, Catalin D. Ivan, Mark Morgan
  • Publication number: 20090301568
    Abstract: A method according to this invention employs a set of valves, a series of pressure checks, and a physical stop for verifying the closing of a locking system of a cylindrical passageway. The method may also employ an equalization piping. The valves isolate a tapping machine, a pipeline, and the equalization piping from one another so that product cannot flow from one to the other. The valves are then opened as a series of pressure checks are performed. A completion plug is then lowered into the passageway until the plug comes to rest within the passageway and is oriented so that a locking ring of the plug is in a filly expanded position. The expanded position is then confirmed by raising the plug until its upward travel is restricted. The plug is then released and pressure above the plug is reduced to 0 psi gauge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Buddy A. Wilson, Randy B. Billington, Bruce W. Bingham, Tony R. Garrison, Mark A. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20090295603
    Abstract: A capsize alerting apparatus (40) for a maritime vessel (10) is provided. The capsize alerting apparatus comprises an antenna (15) which is fixed on the maritime vessel in an orientation which permits communication with a receiver when the vessel is in a capsized state. The antenna is further operable when the vessel is in the capsized state to transmit a capsize alert message indicating that the vessel has capsized. Accordingly, by fixing an antenna to the vessel in an orientation which permits communication with a receiver when the vessel is in a capsized state, the vessel is able to communicate a capsize alert signal to a receiver (20) even though the vessel is in a capsized state in which a conventional communications system will not function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: ROYAL NATIONAL LIFEBOAT INSTITUTION
    Inventors: Cecil Clark, Mark Morgan
  • Publication number: 20090211331
    Abstract: Generally, the present invention is directed to the in situ measurement of fluid density and/or flow rate in tubular conduits, wherein such measurement comprises measuring dynamic fluid level and/or load (weight) in a region of the conduit and correlating these measurements of the fluid with a density and/or flow rate. Such measurements are typically directed toward drilling fluids transported within the tubular conduits—particularly the return flow, wherein the fluid comprises extraneous material (e.g., cuttings, etc.) which can alter the density and flow rate of the drilling fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Applicants: FSI International Corp. Limited, MezurX Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Christian Singfield, Catalin D. Ivan, Mark Morgan
  • Publication number: 20090167536
    Abstract: A personal safety system is disclosed. The personal safety system comprises: a personal safety device and a base unit coupled over a local communications link; transceiver logic operable to transmit a periodic status message and an acknowledgement message generated in response to each received status message between said personal safety device and said base unit over said local communications link; and alert logic operable, in the event that said transceiver logic indicates that a number of either of said status and acknowledgement messages fail to be transmitted between said personal safety device and said base unit, to activate an alarm mechanism on both said personal safety device and said base unit. Accordingly, the member of crew wearing the personal safety device will detect the alarm mechanism activating and be provided with the assurance that a similar alarm mechanism is activating on the base unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventors: Cecil Clark, Mark Morgan
  • Patent number: 7546847
    Abstract: A plug for closing an opening in the sidewall of a pipe, including a base member having a radial flange portion, a tubular portion and an annular elastomeric seal member slideably received on the base member tubular portion and in engagement with the flange portion. A rigid compression member is slideably received on the base member tubular portion and in contact with the elastomeric member and has a frusto-conical circumferential surface. A plurality of rigid segmented slips are received on the compression member and have teeth for biting into the cylindrical sidewall when displaced on the frusto-conical surface. An actuation member is received on the base member tubular portion providing a surface in engagement with the segmented slips. A tightening nut can be tightened to cause the segmented slips to lock the plug in position and to sealably close the pipe cylindrical sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: TDW Delaware, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip K. Morrison, Eric N. Freeman, Mark A. Morgan, Tony R. Garrison
  • Publication number: 20080273934
    Abstract: A circular cutter is provided for use in cutting a hole through a main pipe wall from within a branch pipe, the circular cutter including a shaft rotated about a rotational axis, a circular cutter having at an outer end cutting teeth and an inner end secured to the shaft, and at least one centering ring secured to the circular cutter external cylindrical surface and of external diameter greater than the circular cutter external cylindrical surface and less than the internal diameter of the branch pipe, the centering ring serving to centrally position the circular cutter as it is rotated within the branch pipe and also serving to provide a positive stop to axial advancement of the circular cutter after it has cut through the main pipe wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2007
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventor: Mark A. Morgan
  • Patent number: D924641
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: Ben Davies, Mark Morgan