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: 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
  • Publication number: 20080262562
    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: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: PERPETUUM LTD.
    Inventors: Stephen ROBERTS, Roy FREELAND, Giles STANLEY, Keith Dobson DAWKINS, John Mark MORGAN, Paul R. ROBERTS
  • Publication number: 20080060228
    Abstract: An outsole construction having an integral display layer. The outsole includes a main body and a plurality of lugs extending from the main body to define a plurality of ground engaging elements. The display layer is disposed at the surface of the main body such that it is visible in the main body of the outsole and is spaced away from the surface of the lugs such that it is not visible on the surface of the lugs. The display layer may include a printed pattern, such as a camouflage pattern. The present invention also provides a method for manufacturing an outsole including the general steps of (a) providing a mold defining a main body and a plurality of lugs extending from the main body, (b) placing a permeable display layer in the mold and (c) injecting sole material into the mold. In this method, the permeability of the display layer and/or the viscosity of the sole material may be selected so that the display layer lies along the surface of the main body of the sole but not the surface of the lugs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Applicant: WOLVERINE WORLD WIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Morgan, Wen-Jong Liu
  • Patent number: 7311114
    Abstract: A method of providing access to the interior of a cross-line that intersects with a primary pipeline of equal or greater diameter, including the steps of attaching a branch fitting to the exterior of the primary pipeline on the side thereof opposite the point of intersection of the cross-line, affixing a full opening valve to the branch fitting, securing a hot tap machine to the valve, by use of the hot tap machine, cutting an opening in the primary pipeline diametrically opposite of the cross-line and of a diameter at least equal to the internal diameter of the cross-line, and removing the hot tap machine leaving an access through the valve and diametrically through the primary pipeline into the interior of the cross-line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: TDW Delaware, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip K. Morrison, Eric N. Freeman, Mark A. Morgan, Tony R. Garrison
  • Publication number: 20060260687
    Abstract: A method of providing access to the interior of a cross-line that intersects with a primary pipeline of equal or greater diameter includes the steps of attaching a branch fitting to the exterior of the primary pipeline, affixing a full opening valve to the branch fitting, securing a hot tap machine to the valve, using the hot tap machine to cut an opening in the primary pipeline of a diameter at least equal to the internal diameter of the cross-line, and removing the machine leaving an access diametrically through the valve and primary pipeline into the interior of the cross-line for installing pipeline inspection or cleaning pigs and/or a locking plug. A rotation resistor facilitates securing a locking plug within the pipeline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Inventors: Phillip Morrison, Eric Freeman, Mark Morgan, Tony Garrison
  • Publication number: 20060260686
    Abstract: A method of providing access to the interior of a cross-line that intersects with a primary pipeline of equal or greater diameter, including the steps of attaching a branch fitting to the exterior of the primary pipeline on the side thereof opposite the point of intersection of the cross-line, affixing a full opening valve to the branch fitting, securing a hot tap machine to the valve, by use of the hot tap machine, cutting an opening in the primary pipeline diametrically opposite of the cross-line and of a diameter at least equal to the internal diameter of the cross-line, and removing the hot tap machine leaving an access through the valve and diametrically through the primary pipeline into the interior of the cross-line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2005
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Inventors: Phillip Morrison, Eric Freeman, Mark Morgan, Tony Garrison
  • Publication number: 20060225305
    Abstract: An outsole construction having an integral display layer. The outsole includes a main body and a plurality of lugs extending from the main body to define a plurality of ground engaging elements. The display layer is disposed at the surface of the main body such that it is visible in the main body of the outsole and is spaced away from the surface of the lugs such that it is not visible on the surface of the lugs. The display layer may include a printed pattern, such as a camouflage pattern. The present invention also provides a method for manufacturing an outsole including the general steps of (a) providing a mold defining a main body and a plurality of lugs extending from the main body, (b) placing a permeable display layer in the mold and (c) injecting sole material into the mold. In this method, the permeability of the display layer and/or the viscosity of the sole material may be selected so that the display layer lies along the surface of the main body of the sole but not the surface of the lugs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Inventors: Mark Morgan, Wen-Jong Liu
  • Publication number: 20060130368
    Abstract: An outsole for an article of footwear including a base and a plurality of lugs extending from the base in the forefoot and in the heel portions of the outsole. The lugs each include a leading edge and a trailing edge, and are individually contoured to include a profile increasing in height relative to the base from the leading edge to the trailing edge. The plurality of lugs can also collectively form a contour having an increasing height profile from toe to heel in both the forefoot portion and the heel portion of the outsole. The shape of the lugs, both individually and collectively, permits efficient energy return when walking and simultaneously provides localized, independent reactivity to accommodate a wearer's pressure profile and gait.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Inventor: Mark Morgan
  • Publication number: 20060038616
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling operation of an amplifier device when supply voltage provided to the amplifier device varies at an input voltage supply locus. The amplifier device has an operating parameter varying in generally direct proportion with the supply voltage. The apparatus includes: (a) a reference parameter supply providing a reference parameter; (b) a modeling circuit coupled with the input voltage supply locus that models the amplifier device; (c) a comparing circuit coupled with the modeling circuit and the reference parameter supply that compares a model operating parameter from the modeling circuit and the reference parameter and provides a control signal to the modeling circuit and the amplifier device in response to the comparing; the control signal alters operation of the modeling circuit and the amplifier device to reduce variance between the reference parameter and the model operating parameter from a predetermined relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2004
    Publication date: February 23, 2006
    Inventors: Mark Morgan, Yanli Fan
  • Publication number: 20050200414
    Abstract: An apparatus for compensating operating current in an amplifier device when supply voltage to the amplifier device decreases below a predetermined value at an input voltage supply locus includes: (a) A first control circuit coupled with the input voltage supply locus. The first control circuit generates an output signal at an output locus when the supply voltage decreases below the predetermined value. (b) A second control circuit coupled with the output locus and coupled with the amplifier device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventors: Mark Morgan, Yanli Fan
  • Publication number: 20050168275
    Abstract: A driver circuit comprises a driver portion, differential voltage input terminals, feedback circuitry, and differential voltage output terminals. The feedback circuitry connects a sample portion of the driver portion to a mixer portion of the driver portion. The sample portion may comprise an internal connection to the driver portion, for example, at a midpoint between differential outputs by the driver portion before regulation of the same differential voltages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Inventors: Hector Torres, Mark Morgan, Allan Bass
  • Publication number: 20050088223
    Abstract: An apparatus for regulating voltage for at least one differential transistor pair having a voltage follower buffer, the voltage follower section having a first voltage-temperature response, includes: (a) a differential amplifier having two input loci and an output locus, a first input locus of the two input loci receiving a reference voltage; (b) a temperature responsive unit coupled between the output locus and ground; and (c) a feedback line coupled between the temperature responsive unit and a second input locus of the two input loci. The temperature responsive unit has a second voltage-temperature response similar to the first voltage-temperature response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2003
    Publication date: April 28, 2005
    Inventors: Mark Morgan, Yanli Fan, Hector Torres
  • Patent number: 6847232
    Abstract: A system and method is described for a driver circuit used for high speed data transmission in LVDS and CML transceiver device applications. The transceivers are intended to receive a low voltage differential input signal and interchangeably drive a standard LVDS load with a TIA/EIA-644 compliant LVDS signal, and a standard CML load with a standard CML compatible signal. The driver circuit operates at speeds up to 1.36 Gbps, making it compatible with the OC-24 signaling rate for optical transmission. To accomplish this, the driver uses a mixed combination of voltage and current mode drive sections in the output circuit when coupled to LVDS loads, and when the driver is coupled to CML loads, operates purely in a current mode using only the current mode drive section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven Tinsley, James Dietz, Mark Morgan
  • Patent number: 6661288
    Abstract: An apparatus for effecting high speed switching of a communication signal between a first component and a second component includes: (a) a switching circuit configured for receiving the signal from the first component that includes a plurality of switch elements responding to the signal to produce an interim signal that is substantially a model of the signal; (b) a follower circuit having an input locus coupled with the switching circuit for receiving the interim signal; the follower circuit has an output locus configured for presenting an output signal that is substantially duplicating the interim signal; and (c) a control circuit coupling the follower circuit with the switching circuit and receives a feedback signal from the follower circuit representative of the output signal; the control circuit responds to the feedback signal to effect operation of the switching circuit to control at least one first parameter relating to the interim signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark Morgan, Srikanth Gondi
  • Publication number: 20030151431
    Abstract: An apparatus for effecting high speed switching of a communication signal between a first component and a second component includes: (a) a switching circuit configured for receiving the signal from the first component that includes a plurality of switch elements responding to the signal to produce an interim signal that is substantially a model of the signal; (b) a follower circuit having an input locus coupled with the switching circuit for receiving the interim signal; the follower circuit has an output locus configured for presenting an output signal that is substantially duplicating the interim signal; and (c) a control circuit coupling the follower circuit with the switching circuit and receives a feedback signal from the follower circuit representative of the output signal; the control circuit responds to the feedback signal to effect operation of the switching circuit to control at least one first parameter relating to the interim signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2002
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Inventors: Mark Morgan, Srikanth Gondi
  • Publication number: 20030085736
    Abstract: A system and method is described for a driver circuit used for high speed data transmission in LVDS and CML transceiver device applications. The transceivers are intended to receive a low voltage differential input signal and interchangeably drive a standard LVDS load with a TIA/EIA-644 compliant LVDS signal, and a standard CML load with a standard CML compatible signal. The driver circuit operates at speeds up to 1.36 Gbps, making it compatible with the OC-24 signaling rate for optical transmission. To accomplish this, the driver uses a mixed combination of voltage and current mode drive sections in the output circuit when coupled to LVDS loads, and when the driver is coupled to CML loads, operates purely in a current mode using only the current mode drive section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2002
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Inventors: Steven Tinsley, James Dietz, Mark Morgan
  • Patent number: D520186
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Barclay Caroen, Mark Morgan
  • Patent number: D522305
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Kenwood Marks Limited
    Inventor: Mark Morgan
  • Patent number: D525470
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: Kenwood Limited
    Inventor: Mark Morgan
  • Patent number: D547492
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Barclay Caroen, Mark Morgan