Patents by Inventor Mark Peters

Mark Peters 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: 20190248915
    Abstract: Methods, kits, and compositions are provided herein that can be used to treat CD20+cancer using an anti-CD47 agent such as an antibody. The anti-CD47 agent can be used alone or in combination with one or more additional agent such as an anti-CD20 antibody.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Ping Chao, Chris Hidemi Mizufune Takimoto, Jens-Peter Volkmer
  • Publication number: 20190250574
    Abstract: A multi-channel control system includes at least a primary control microprocessor and a back-up control microprocessor operable to control a device. The primary control microprocessor and the back-up control microprocessor assert control over a controlled device according to a locally stored method of controlling a back-up microprocessor assumption of control of a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffry K. Kamenetz, James A. Gosse, Joseph T. Gostkowski, Richard L. Bue, Mark A. Johnston, James Peter Wivell
  • Publication number: 20190249622
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for conducting diagnostics to indicate whether a fuel system and/or an evaporative emissions system of a vehicle has a source of undesired evaporative emissions, or not. In one example, a method comprises conducting such a diagnostic via evacuating the fuel system to a target vacuum, then sealing the fuel system from atmosphere and monitoring a pressure bleed-up in the fuel system, and dynamically adjusting a pressure bleed-up threshold responsive to one or more conditions that impact the pressure bleed-up during the diagnostic, and indicating undesired evaporative emissions responsive to the pressure bleed-up reaching the adjusted pressure bleed-up threshold. In this way, interpretation of the results of such a diagnostic may be more robust, completion rates may improve, and engine operation may be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Aed M. Dudar, Mark Peters, Dennis Yang
  • Patent number: 10376563
    Abstract: Methods and microorganisms for systemically introducing a polypeptide in the bloodstream of a subject. The methods of the invention include administering into the gastrointestinal tract of a subject a bacterium configured to express and produce and release the polypeptide. The bacterium is administered in an amount effective to introduce the polypeptide in the bloodstream of the subject, preferably in a detectable amount. The microorganisms of the invention include lactic acid bacteria, such as Lactobacillus reuteri, that comprise a recombinant gene configured to express a polypeptide to be systemically introduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Jan Peter Van Pijkeren, Alan Attie, Mark Keller, Jee-Hwan Oh
  • Publication number: 20190246344
    Abstract: A method for sensor provisioning in a wireless sensor network includes determining, at a gateway, that no neighboring gateway is present; in response to no neighboring gateway present, measuring signal strengths from a plurality of sensors; based on the measured signal strengths, identifying a sensor from the plurality of sensors to be paired with the gateway; and in response to identifying the sensor, pairing the gateway and the sensor to enable a secured connection between the gateway and the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Mahendra FULESHWAR PRASAD, Jesse William Bennett, Scott Leonard DILL, Michael Peter MONTEMURRO, Stephen John BARRETT, Jason Wayne JANTZI, Mark Edward REAUME, Adam JOCKSCH, Srdjan DAMJANOVIC
  • Patent number: 10371016
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine includes a cam-actuated rocker arm assembly with a solenoid-actuated latch that provides for cylinder deactivation or variable valve actuation. The solenoid is in a position where its inductance varies significantly in relation to the position of a latch pin as it translates between latching and non-latching configurations. A sensor is positioned to monitor a current or a voltage in a circuit that includes the solenoid. The sensor data is analyzed to provide diagnostic information relating to the operation of the rocker arm assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: James Edward McCarthy, Jr., Mark Allan Juds, Douglas Anthony Hughes, Nicholas Peter Gillette, Matthew Richard Busdiecker
  • Publication number: 20190231942
    Abstract: A device for removing fat from a body can include a pair of nested hollow members that each has at least one opening and an adjustment means for adjusting the orientation of the nested hollow members from a first configuration to a second configuration to change an amount of overlap between openings in the nested hollow members. The nested members can be deformable to change the shape of the openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: University of Pittsburgh - Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: J. Peter Rubin, Arielle A. Richter, Aaron T. Ledgerwood, Jessica C. Huynh, Kacey G. Marra, Stephen Holland, Mark J. Gartner
  • Patent number: 10365620
    Abstract: Traditional home-automation systems utilize a single hub for controlling secondary devices within a home. The techniques described herein, meanwhile, utilize multiple hubs within the environment and/or located remotely from the environment. For instance, an environment may include multiple electronic devices, each configured to control one or more secondary devices within the environment. In addition, a remote service may be configured to control one or more secondary devices within the environment. As such, each controlling device stores and executes an instance of a control engine, rather than relying on a single instance of a control engine located at a single controlling hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Peter Raeber, Robert Franklin Ebert, Adam Barry Fineberg, Mark Sander Urbanus, Miroslav Ristic, Maxim Spivak
  • Publication number: 20190224625
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a method for separating starch from processing solutions containing starch containing plants or roots such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, wheat, corn, tapioca, yams, cassaya, sago, rice, pea, broad bean, horse bean, sorghum, konjac, rye, buckwheat and barley to provide commercially acceptable starch while reducing disposal of solid or liquid waste matter into landfills or water treatment facilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Bell, Mark Vander Hoff, Todd Benson, Marc Pugh, Joseph Peters
  • Patent number: 10353556
    Abstract: A device, system and method for providing a user with feedback on an input. During use, when an input is received, the input is evaluated and classified. Depending on the determined class, an orientation of an interface of a display element (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9) displayed on a display unit (IO) is modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: Holger Wild, Mark Peter Czelnik
  • Patent number: 10354780
    Abstract: A gas blocking cable includes cabled wires, where each wire includes cabled conductors having interstitial areas there between. An insulation material circumferentially surrounds the cabled conductors and a conductor filling material is positioned within the interstitial areas between conductors. A first shield circumferentially surrounds the twisted wires and a high-temperature filler, thereby separating a drain wire. A second shield circumferentially surrounds the cabled wires and the drain wire so that a cable is formed with areas between the first shield and the second shield. A wire filling material is positioned within the areas between the wires and the shields. Each of the conductor filling material and wire filling material is inert, non-flammable and able to withstand a temperature of at least approximately 200° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TE Wire & Cable LLC
    Inventors: Gregory J. Smith, Robert M. Canny, Jacek Dutka, Safi Khan, Jose Mosquera, Mark Peters
  • Publication number: 20190210153
    Abstract: Apparatus for producing an object by means of additive manufacturing, comprising: a process chamber for receiving on a build surface of a build plate a bath of powdered material which can be solidified; a support for positioning said build plate in relation to a surface level of said bath of powdered material in said process chamber; a solidifying device for solidifying a selective part of said material; and a homing device for moving said build surface, by said support, to a home position. Method of producing an object by means of additive manufacturing on a build surface of a build plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Martijn Robert HAMERS, Rob Peter Albert VAN HAENDEL, Mark Herman Elise VAES
  • Publication number: 20190202115
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for producing an object by means of additive manufacturing, comprising a frame unit and a process unit connected to said frame unit. The process unit comprises a process chamber for receiving a bath of powdered material which can be solidified, and a support for positioning the object in relation to a surface level of the bath of material. The apparatus further comprises a solidifying device connected to the frame unit for solidifying a selective part of the powdered material. The apparatus according to the invention comprises a plurality of build plate elements connected to the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Rob Peter Albert VAN HAENDEL, Mark Herman Else VAES, Raphaël René Gustaaf Mathieu PIETERS
  • Publication number: 20190204582
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS). The MEMS includes a substrate having electrical lines thereon, a slab of optically transmissive material having parallel opposite partially reflective faces to form an optical etalon, a metal trace rigidly fixed along one or more of the faces of the slab, one or more springs rotatably fixing the slab to the substrate, one more magnets located to produce a magnetic field at the metal trace. The electrical lines are connected to the metal trace to provide an electrical current to the metal trace. The optical etalon is configured to tilt in response to producing an electrical current in the metal trace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Cristian A. Bolle, Mark Peter Earnshaw
  • Patent number: 10335130
    Abstract: A surgical retrieval apparatus includes an elongate tubular member having a drive rod slidably disposed therein. A support member is operably coupled to a distal end of the drive rod. A pouch is attached to the support member and has a closed end and an open end. The pouch may be releasably coupled to the support member. An end effector is repositionable with respect to a longitudinal axis of the tubular member. The support member may include an expandable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Anthony L. Ceniccola, Margaret Uznanski, Mark Peter Rogers, Brandon Wesley Craft, Natalie Scott, Nicholas John Collier, Charlotte Adele Clark
  • Patent number: 10332209
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for an automated system for analyzing damage to process claims associated with an insured item, such as a vehicle. An enhanced claims processing server may analyze damage associated with the insured item using photos/video transmitted to the server from a user device (e.g., a mobile device). The enhanced claims processing server may submit a signal that locks one or more portions of an application on the mobile device used to submit the photos/videos. The mobile device may receive feedback from the server regarding the acceptability of submitted photos/video. The photos may further be annotated using, for example, a touch screen display. An estimate, such as a cost estimate, may be determined for the damage associated with the insured item based on the photos and/or annotations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Brandmaier, Mark E. Faga, Robert H. Johnson, Philip Peter Ramirez, Kurt M. Stricker, Joshua E. Campbell
  • Publication number: 20190186422
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing a vehicle fuel system for a presence or absence of undesired evaporative emissions. In one example, a method comprises conducting a test for undesired evaporative emissions stemming from a fuel system of a vehicle via in a first operating mode, evacuating the fuel system to a variable vacuum level through an entirety of a fuel vapor canister configured to capture and store fuel vapors, and in a second operating mode, evacuating the fuel system to the variable vacuum level through a portion of the fuel vapor canister. In this way, the diagnostic may be conducted in an environmentally friendly fashion, where analysis of a bleed-up portion of the test is not impacted by fuel volatility at the time of the diagnostic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Aed Dudar, Mark Peters, Dennis Yang
  • Publication number: 20190186662
    Abstract: A system includes a first body of a fluid-handling component and a second body of a fluid-handling component. The system also includes a fastener configured to couple the first body to the second body, and an annular sleeve configured to surround a portion of the fastener that is positioned at an interface between the first body and the second body when the first body and the second body are coupled to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Anthony McGilvray, JR., Kevin Peter Minnock, Amanda Diane Smith, James Daniel Ekdahl, Loc G. Hoang
  • Patent number: 10325904
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an overvoltage protection device may include a semiconductor substrate comprising an n-type body region. The overvoltage protection device may further include a first p-type region disposed in a first surface region of the semiconductor substrate, and forming a first P/N junction with the n-type body region, and a second p-type region disposed in a second surface region of the semiconductor substrate opposite the first surface, and forming a second P/N junction with the n-type body region, wherein the n-type body region, first p-type region, and second p-type region form a breakdown device having a breakdown voltage greater than 100V when an external voltage is applied between the first surface region and second surface region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: LITTELFUSE, INC.
    Inventors: Gary Mark Bentley, James Allan Peters, Steve Wilton Byatt
  • Publication number: 20190177734
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recombinant signal sequence derived from E. coli. The invention also relates to a fusion protein comprising the signal sequence, a recombinant protein and methods of producing the recombinant protein. The recombinant signal sequence can be used to provide a method for controlling the viscosity of the fermentation, and/or controlling basal (pre-induction) expression of the recombinant protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Robyn Alexandra EMMINS, Gary Brian FINKA, Michael HOARE, Alan Peter LEWIS, William John Kenneth LEWIS, Adam Daniel McINALLY, Mark UDEN, Ioannis VOULGARIS