Patents by Inventor Mark R. Anderson

Mark R. Anderson 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).

  • Patent number: 10888314
    Abstract: A suturing device includes a curved needle, a suture, an elongate body, an actuator and a curved needle holder. The suture connects with the curved needle. The actuator is operable between a first operating position and a second operating position. The curved needle holder extends away from a distal end portion or is provided as part of the distal end portion of the elongate body. The curved needle holder includes a distal end section having a distal-most tip. The curved needle holder defines a curved needle passage and a distal opening. Movement of the actuator from the first operating position toward the second operating position moves the curved needle with respect to the curved needle holder toward a released condition. The distal end section is configured to allow the curved needle to release from the curved needle holder at a location offset from the distal-most tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Durastat LLC
    Inventors: Mark F. Kurd, David Greg Anderson, Jaime F. Sarabia, Eric Buehlmann, Jay P. Tapper, Jens Johnson, Ann R. Lee, Catherine Margaret Unruh
  • Patent number: 10881070
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X18N907 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X18N907 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X18N907 through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X18N907, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X18N907 are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X18N907 and methods of using maize variety X18N907 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph D Anderson, Terry R Colbert, Mark Jacob Gadlage, Daniel Preston Gorman, Thomas Russell Henry, Jill Renee Lennon, Katherine Lisko Madden, Nathan Brook O'Berry, Jason Michael Prothro, Steven Tyler Thornton
  • Patent number: 10842483
    Abstract: A suturing device includes an elongate body, an actuator, a needle holder and a knot pusher. The elongate body includes a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The actuator interacts with the elongate body and is operable between a first operating position and a second operating position. The needle holder extends away from the distal end portion or is provided as part of the distal end portion of the elongate body, and includes a distal end section having a distal-most tip. The needle holder defines a needle passage and a distal opening adjacent the distal-most tip. The knot pusher connects with and extends away from at least one of the elongate body and the needle holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: DURASTAT LLC
    Inventors: Mark F. Kurd, David Greg Anderson, Jaime F. Sarabia, Eric Buehlmann, Jay P. Tapper, Jens Johnson, Ann R. Lee, Catherine Margaret Unruh
  • Publication number: 20200341279
    Abstract: An optical reflective device for homogenizing light including a waveguide having a first and second waveguide surface and a partially reflective element is disclosed. The partially reflective element may be located between the first waveguide surface and the second waveguide surface. The partially reflective element may have a reflective axis parallel to a waveguide surface normal. The partially reflective element may be configured to reflect light incident on the partially reflective element at a first reflectivity for a first set of incidence angles and reflect light incident on the partially reflective element at a second reflectivity for a second set of incident angles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Mark R. Ayres, Adam Urness, Kenneth E. Anderson, Friso Schlottau
  • Patent number: 10775638
    Abstract: A camera lens suspension assembly includes a support member including a support metal base layer formed from a first unitary metal component, comprising a bearing plate portion in the support metal base layer. The assembly also includes a moving member including a moving metal base layer formed from a second unitary metal component and mounted to the support member, comprising a moving plate portion in the moving metal base layer, and flexure arms in the moving metal base layer extending from the moving plate portion and coupled to the support member. The assembly further includes a plurality of bearing-retaining recess between the bearing plate portion of the support member and the moving plate portion of the moving member, and ball-bearings within the bearing-retaining recesses, and between and engaging the bearing plate portion and the moving plate, to enable movement of the moving member with respect to the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Hutchinson Technology Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark A. Miller, Richard R. Jenneke, Raymond R. Wolter, Donald M. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20200284146
    Abstract: A cutting tool with a cutting region and a connecting support region where the support region is designed to connect to an external motor assembly. The cutting tool is also has a porous region that is integrated within a portion of the tool such that as the tool cuts material the porous region can allow samples of the cut material to permeate into an internal chamber of the tool. Once in the internal chamber material samples can be analyzed in-situ for direct composition analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Christopher R. Yahnker, Mark S. Anderson, Douglas C. Hofmann, Morgan Hendry, Samad A. Firdosy, Andre M. Pate, Luis C.F. Tosi
  • Patent number: 10751605
    Abstract: An embodiment of an interactive play apparatus may include a camera to capture a projected image, an image recognizer communicatively coupled to the camera to recognize the captured projection image, and a projection responder communicatively coupled to the image recognizer to respond to the recognized projection image. Other embodiments are disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Blanka Vlasak, Glen J. Anderson, Meng Shi, Ravishankar Iyer, Therese E. Dugan, Mark R. Francis, David I. Poisner, Yevgeniy Y. Yarmosh
  • Publication number: 20200264435
    Abstract: Optical systems having comb-shifted sets of holograms across different regions of a grating medium are disclosed. A first set of holograms may be formed in a first region of the grating medium and a second set of holograms may be formed in a second region of the grating medium. Each of the holograms in the first set may have a different respective grating frequency from a first set of grating frequencies. Each of the holograms in the second set may have a different respective grating frequency from a second set of grating frequencies. The second set of grating frequencies may be located within adjacent frequency gaps between the grating frequencies in the first set of grating frequencies. Comb-shifted sets of holograms may be used to perform pupil equalization, output coupling, input coupling, cross coupling, or other operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Adam Urness, Mark R. Ayres, Jonathan Pfeiffer, Friso Schlottau, Kenneth E. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20200245805
    Abstract: The beverage brewing device, which is configured for use with a beverage brewer having an inlet probe for dispensing water and an outlet probe, includes a body defining a brew chamber configured to contain a dry beverage medium and at least one outlet probe receptacle extending upwardly from a bottom surface of the body. The outlet probe receptacle is sized and configured to receive an outlet probe of a beverage brewer. A lid is removably securable to the body and is engageable with the body to selectively enclose a top opening of the body. An inlet probe opening is defined in the lid for receiving an inlet probe of the beverage brewer. At least one filter is defined within in the body, wherein the filter is configured to retain a dry beverage medium within the brew chamber while allowing a brewed beverage to pass through the brew chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Ronald R. DeMiglio, Mark J. Staudacher, Randall C. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20200225476
    Abstract: An optical reflective device including a waveguide and longitudinal light homogenizing structures mounted to a surface of the waveguide are disclosed. The light homogenizing structures may receive input light and produce longitudinally homogenized light by homogenizing the input light along a longitudinal dimension of the waveguide. A cross-coupler in the waveguide may receive the longitudinally homogenized light from the light homogenizing structures and may produce two-dimensionally homogenized light by redirecting the longitudinally homogenized light along a lateral dimension of the waveguide. The light homogenizing structures may include partially reflective layers, stacked substrate layers with refractive index mismatches, and/or a combination of partially and fully reflective layers. The cross coupler and/or partially reflective layer may be formed using sets of holograms. A prism or a slanted substrate surface may couple the input light into the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Adam Urness, Mark R. Ayres, Friso Schlottau, Kenneth E. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10698162
    Abstract: An optical device for polarizing light including a polarization altering element operatively coupled to a light path associated with the first light coupling device and the second light coupling device is described. The optical device may further include a first waveguide portion including a first layer having parallel plane surfaces with the first waveguide portion having a first light coupling device. The optical device may also include a second waveguide portion including a second layer having parallel plane surfaces with the second waveguide portion having a second light coupling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Akonia Holographics LLC
    Inventors: Mark R. Ayres, Friso Schlottau, Adam Urness, Kenneth E. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20200192101
    Abstract: A device including a waveguide having a first waveguide surface and a second waveguide surface parallel to the first waveguide surface is disclosed. The device may include a first volume holographic light coupling element disposed between the first waveguide surface and the second waveguide surface. The first volume holographic light coupling element may be structured to reflect at least a portion of incident light as reflected light. Incident light for which the first volume holographic light coupling element is structured to reflect may have a first angle of incidence within a total internal reflection (TIR) range with respect a first axis corresponding to a surface normal of the waveguide. Incident light for which the first volume holographic light coupling element is structured to reflect may have a second angle of incidence with respect to a second axis different from the first axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Mark R. Ayres, Kenneth E. Anderson, Adam C. Urness, Friso Schlottau, Byron R. Cocilovo, Francesco Aieta
  • Publication number: 20200159030
    Abstract: Optical systems for performing gaze tracking and imaging an external scene are disclosed. An example optical system may include light sources for emitting visible and non-visible light. The optical system may include a waveguide that is operatively coupled to the light sources. A volume holographic light coupling element may be disposed between the surfaces of the waveguide. The volume holographic light coupling element may include a grating medium and a first volume holographic grating structure within the grating medium. In some examples, the first volume holographic grating structure may be configured to reflect non-visible light of a first wavelength about a first reflective axis offset from a surface normal of the grating medium at a first incidence angle. The optical system may also include an optical filter. Another example optical system may include an imaging device that is configured to receive the light external to the optical system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Mark R. Ayres, Adam Urness, Kenneth E. Anderson, Friso Schlottau
  • Patent number: 10649143
    Abstract: An optical device for polarizing light including a polarization altering element operatively coupled to a light path associated with the first light coupling device and the second light coupling device is described. The optical device may further include a first waveguide portion including a first layer having parallel plane surfaces with the first waveguide portion having a first light coupling device. The optical device may also include a second waveguide portion including a second layer having parallel plane surfaces with the second waveguide portion having a second light coupling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Akonia Holographics LLC
    Inventors: Mark R. Ayres, Friso Schlottau, Adam Urness, Kenneth E. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10649216
    Abstract: An optical reflective device for homogenizing light including a waveguide having a first and second waveguide surface and a partially reflective element is disclosed. The partially reflective element may be located between the first waveguide surface and the second waveguide surface. The partially reflective element may have a reflective axis parallel to a waveguide surface normal. The partially reflective element may be configured to reflect light incident on the partially reflective element at a first reflectivity for a first set of incidence angles and reflect light incident on the partially reflective element at a second reflectivity for a second set of incident angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Akonia Holographics LLC
    Inventors: Mark R. Ayres, Adam Urness, Kenneth E. Anderson, Friso Schlottau
  • Publication number: 20200088931
    Abstract: An optical device including a first layer of a total internal reflection (TIR) waveguide and a second layer of the TIR waveguide is disclosed. The second layer of the TIR waveguide may be coupled to the first layer. The second layer may include an output coupling device configured to reflect light toward an exit face of the TIR waveguide. The output coupling device may include one or more diffractive gratings. The optical device may also include an input coupling face disposed on a non-diffractive edge portion the first layer or the second layer or both the first and second layer. The input coupling face may be configured to receive image light. Another optical device may include an input coupling face disposed on a non-diffractive input coupling element. The non-diffractive input coupling element may be positioned in an optical path for directing the image light to the TIR waveguide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Adam Urness, Kenneth E. Anderson, Friso Schlottau, Mark R. Ayres
  • Patent number: 10552550
    Abstract: Technologies for physical programming include a model compute system to determine one or more physical blocks assembled in a constructed model. The model compute system determines rules associated with the one or more physical blocks in which at least one rule defines a behavior of the constructed model and determines a program stack for execution by the model compute system based on the rules associated with the one or more physical blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Glen J. Anderson, Kevin W. Bross, Shawn S. Mceuen, Mark R. Francis, Yevgeniy Y. Yarmosh, Blanka Vlasak, Gregory A. Peek, Therese E. Dugan, Cory A. Harris, Ravishankar Iyer, Omesh Tickoo, David I. Poisner
  • Patent number: 10509153
    Abstract: An optical device including a first layer of a total internal reflection (TIR) waveguide and a second layer of the TIR waveguide is disclosed. The second layer of the TIR waveguide may be coupled to the first layer. The second layer may include an output coupling device configured to reflect light toward an exit face of the TIR waveguide. The output coupling device may include one or more diffractive gratings. The optical device may also include an input coupling face disposed on a non-diffractive edge portion the first layer or the second layer or both the first and second layer. The input coupling face may be configured to receive image light. Another optical device may include an input coupling face disposed on a non-diffractive input coupling element. The non-diffractive input coupling element may be positioned in an optical path for directing the image light to the TIR waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Akonia Holographics LLC
    Inventors: Adam Urness, Kenneth E. Anderson, Friso Schlottau, Mark R. Ayres
  • Publication number: 20190361163
    Abstract: A skew mirror is an optical reflective device, such as a volume holographic optical element, whose reflective axis forms an angle (the skew angle) with the surface normal. A skew illuminator is a skew mirror that expands a narrow beam into a wide beam without changing the angular bandwidth of the illumination. Because the skew angle can form a relatively large angle with the surface normal (e.g., about 45), a skew illuminator can be fairly compact, making it suitable for directing light onto a spatial light modulator (SLM) in a small package. In some cases, the skew illuminator is formed as a waveguide, with a holographic layer sandwiched between a pair of substrates. A grating structure in the holographic core diffracts light out of the waveguide and, e.g., onto the active area of an SLM, which modulates the incident light and either transmits it or reflects it back through the waveguided skew illuminator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Mark R. Ayres, Adam Urness, Kenneth E. Anderson, Chris Berliner
  • Patent number: 10486229
    Abstract: A shot sleeve assembly for use in the high pressure die casting of aluminum silicon alloys containing 0.40% maximum Fe is also disclosed. The shot sleeve assembly includes a shot sleeve including a pouring hole and a bushing assembly. The bushing assembly includes a refractory metal tube constructed of erosion resistant material surrounded by a bushing of conventional tool steel. The tube includes an opening and an impingement site located opposite the opening. The bushing includes an opening aligned with the opening of the tube, and an end plate. The bushing assembly is readily removed and inserted into the shot sleeve such that the openings of the bushing assembly align with the pouring hole of the shot sleeve. A method of replacing an impingement site of a shot sleeve with an erosion resistant material is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond J. Donahue, Steven C. Knickel, Terrance M. Cleary, Kevin R. Anderson, Kevin R. Morasch, Mark R. Witzel