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: 11548303
    Abstract: In some examples, a convective gas bar can include a gas inlet to receive supply gas to a first portion of the convective gas bar, feed holes located in the first portion, a nozzle plate located in a second portion of the convective gas bar, where the nozzle plate includes nozzles, and the nozzles are adapted to receive and direct the supply gas from the feed holes through the nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark H. Berg, Jason Hower, Jayanta Panditaratne, Ronald R. Anderson
  • Patent number: 11534017
    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 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: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Eko Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald R. DeMiglio, Mark J. Staudacher, Randall C. Anderson
  • Patent number: 11524334
    Abstract: Methods for replacing an impingement site of a shot sleeve with an erosion resistant material, for manufacturing a shot sleeve for high pressure die casting of Aluminum Silicon alloys having an erosion resistant material at an impingement site, and for manufacturing a shot sleeve for high pressure die casting of aluminum silicon alloys containing 0.40% max Fe, having an erosion resistant material at an impingement site are disclosed. The shot sleeve assembly includes a shot sleeve including a pouring hole and a, impingement site. In certain embodiments a bushing assembly is implemented. The impingement site or bushing assembly includes a refractory metal tube constructed of erosion resistant material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond J. Donahue, Steven C. Knickel, Terrance M. Cleary, Kevin R. Anderson, Kevin R. Morasch, Mark R. Witzel
  • Publication number: 20220376738
    Abstract: A wireless microphone system comprises system equipment (for example, rack-mounted equipment including receivers/transceivers, distribution amplifier), one or more transmission line accessories, and a transmission line network connecting the accessories with the system equipment. The transmission line accessory compensates for downlink RF losses on transmission lines between accessories and between an accessory and system equipment. Compensation parameters for the transmission line accessory is determined by the system equipment by generating an uplink RF test signal by an RF source at the system equipment. The RF source may be varied over a plurality of frequencies to determine the compensation parameters over the plurality of frequencies. The system equipment subsequently instructs the transmission line accessory to configure an adjustable RF gain circuit (and also possibly a compensation filter) accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: Shure Acquisition Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Allen Kenkel, Scott R. Anderson, Steven M. Grad, Jon Caleb Halverson
  • Patent number: 11499294
    Abstract: Embodiments of a work vehicle magnetorheological fluid (MRF) joystick system include a joystick device having a base housing, a joystick movably mounted to the base housing, and a joystick position sensor configured to monitor joystick movement. An MRF joystick resistance mechanism is controllable to vary a joystick stiffness resisting movement of the joystick relative to the base housing, while a controller architecture is coupled to the joystick position sensor and to the MRF joystick resistance mechanism. The controller architecture is configured to: (i) selectively place the work vehicle MRF joystick system in a modified joystick stiffness mode during operation of the work vehicle; and (ii) when the work vehicle MRF joystick system is placed in the modified joystick stiffness mode, command the MRF joystick resistance mechanism to vary the joystick stiffness based, at least in part, on the movement of the joystick relative to the base housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Alex R. Vandegrift, Craig Christofferson, Amy K. Jones, Anthony K. Kraft, Brett S. Graham, Christopher R. Benson, Christopher J. Meyer, Kenneth Franck, Mark D. Anderson, Todd F. Velde
  • Patent number: 11499292
    Abstract: In embodiments, a work vehicle magnetorheological fluid (MRF) joystick system includes a joystick device, an MRF joystick resistance mechanism, and a controller architecture. The joystick device includes, in turn, a base housing, a joystick, and a joystick position sensor. The MRF joystick resistance mechanism is controllable to selectively resist movement of the joystick relative to the base housing. The controller architecture is configured to: (i) when detecting operator rotation of the joystick in an operator input direction, determine whether continued joystick rotation in the operator input direction will misposition the work vehicle in a manner increasing at least one of work vehicle instability and a likelihood of work vehicle collision; and (ii) when determining that continued joystick rotation will misposition the work vehicle, command the MRF joystick resistance mechanism to generate an MRF resistance force deterring continued joystick rotation in the operator input direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Todd F. Velde, Madeline T. Oglesby, Lance R. Sherlock, Benjamin P. Koestler, Mark D. Anderson, Aaron R. Kenkel, Doug M. Lehmann, Craig Christofferson, Kenneth Franck, Christopher J. Meyer
  • Patent number: 11414833
    Abstract: Embodiments of a work vehicle magnetorheological fluid (MRF) joystick system include a joystick device having a base housing, a joystick movably mounted to the base housing, and a joystick position sensor configured to monitor joystick movement. An MRF joystick resistance mechanism is controllable to vary a joystick stiffness resisting movement of the joystick relative to the base housing, while a controller architecture is coupled to the joystick position sensor and to the MRF joystick resistance mechanism. The controller architecture is configured to: (i) selectively place the work vehicle MRF joystick system in a modified joystick stiffness mode during operation of the work vehicle; and (ii) when the work vehicle MRF joystick system is placed in the modified joystick stiffness mode, command the MRF joystick resistance mechanism to vary the joystick stiffness based, at least in part, on the movement of the joystick relative to the base housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Alex R. Vandegrift, Craig Christofferson, Amy K. Jones, Anthony K. Kraft, Brett S. Graham, Christopher R. Benson, Christopher J. Meyer, Kenneth Franck, Mark D. Anderson, Todd F. Velde
  • Publication number: 20220215057
    Abstract: The integration of news about members of a group into symmetrical group communications is described. Group members are delivered news items and information regarding members of the group, and are able to communicate with other members of the group in response to the news items. One embodiment dynamically generates aggregated RSS news feeds for a group of people or entities and correlates that aggregated data with biographical information, audio, and video media to provide rich information about the relevant parties to the news story. The embodiment also provides the capability of transmitting email or other electronic messages to the parties in the news story to facilitate two-way communication while maintaining the group members' privacy and anonymity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Mark R. Anderson, Scott Schramke, Sally Anderson
  • Patent number: 11093559
    Abstract: The integration of news about members of a group into symmetrical group communications is described. Group members are delivered news items and information regarding members of the group, and are able to communicate with other members of the group in response to the news items. One embodiment dynamically generates aggregated RSS news feeds for a group of people or entities and correlates that aggregated data with biographical information, audio, and video media to provide rich information about the relevant parties to the news story. The embodiment also provides the capability of transmitting email or other electronic messages to the parties in the news story to facilitate two-way communication while maintaining the group members' privacy and anonymity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: SNS Conference Corporation
    Inventors: Mark R. Anderson, Scott Schramke, Sally Anderson
  • Publication number: 20180157756
    Abstract: The integration of news about members of a group into symmetrical group communications is described. Group members are delivered news items and information regarding members of the group, and are able to communicate with other members of the group in response to the news items. One embodiment dynamically generates aggregated RSS news feeds for a group of people or entities and correlates that aggregated data with biographical information, audio, and video media to provide rich information about the relevant parties to the news story. The embodiment also provides the capability of transmitting email or other electronic messages to the parties in the news story to facilitate two-way communication while maintaining the group members' privacy and anonymity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Mark R. Anderson, Scott Schramke, Sally Anderson
  • Patent number: 9886506
    Abstract: The integration of news about members of a group into symmetrical group communications is described. Group members are delivered news items and information regarding members of the group, and are able to communicate with other members of the group in response to the news items. One embodiment dynamically generates aggregated RSS news feeds for a group of people or entities and correlates that aggregated data with biographical information, audio, and video media to provide rich information about the relevant parties to the news story. The embodiment also provides the capability of transmitting email or other electronic messages to the parties in the news story to facilitate two-way communication while maintaining the group members' privacy and anonymity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: SNS Conference Corporation
    Inventors: Mark R. Anderson, Scott Schramke, Sally Anderson
  • Publication number: 20150170535
    Abstract: A system and method for connecting multiple users to one another based on a specific course is disclosed. The specific course is associated with a classroom-based course. A web server and an electronic device in communication with the web server are provided. The electronic device is configured to permit authentication of a user identifier representing a user based on the user identifier's association with a common education focus such as a specific course. The user represents a student enrolled in the classroom-based course. The electronic device is configured to allow the user identifier to establish or join a session associated with the specific course. The session includes at least one other user identifier representing another student enrolled in the specific course.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Solomon Negash, Mark R. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8711462
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reducing the visual blur of an object being viewed by an observer experiencing vibration. In various embodiments of the present invention, the visual blur is reduced through stroboscopic image modulation (SIM). A SIM device is operated in an alternating “on/off” temporal pattern according to a SIM drive signal (SDS) derived from the vibration being experienced by the observer. A SIM device (controlled by a SIM control system) operates according to the SDS serves to reduce visual blur by “freezing” (or reducing an image's motion to a slow drift) the visual image of the viewed object. In various embodiments, the SIM device is selected from the group consisting of illuminator(s), shutter(s), display control system(s), and combinations of the foregoing (including the use of multiple illuminators, shutters, and display control systems).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)
    Inventors: Mary K. Kaiser, Bernard D. Adelstein, Mark R. Anderson, Brent R. Beutter, Albert J. Ahumada, Jr., Robert S. McCann
  • Publication number: 20100231610
    Abstract: A method of conserving battery life in an electronic device comprises receiving a low power user image size preference. The method additionally comprises adjusting an image size responsive to a user request to invoke the low power user image size preference so that an adjusted image displayed by the electronic device occupies an image zone that is smaller than an entire display size of the electronic device, and illuminating only areas within the image zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: SHENZHEN TCL NEW TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventors: Brent Hoffman, Mark R. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20100153285
    Abstract: The integration of news about members of a group into symmetrical group communications is described. Group members are delivered news items and information regarding members of the group, and are able to communicate with other members of the group in response to the news items. One embodiment dynamically generates aggregated RSS news feeds for a group of people or entities and correlates that aggregated data with biographical information, audio, and video media to provide rich information about the relevant parties to the news story. The embodiment also provides the capability of transmitting email or other electronic messages to the parties in the news story to facilitate two-way communication while maintaining the group members' privacy and anonymity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: Mark R. Anderson, Scott Schramke, Sally Anderson
  • Patent number: 7378963
    Abstract: System and method for visual and audible communication between a central operator and N mobile communicators (N?2), including an operator transceiver and interface, configured to receive and display, for the operator, visually perceptible and audibly perceptible signals from each of the mobile communicators. The interface (1) presents an audible signal from each communicator as if the audible signal is received from a different location relative to the operator and (2) allows the operator to select, to assign priority to, and to display, the visual signals and the audible signals received from a specified communicator. Each communicator has an associated signal transmitter that is configured to transmit at least one of the visual signal and the audio signal associated with the communicator, where at least one of the signal transmitters includes at least one sensor that senses and transmits a sensor value representing a selected environmental or physiological parameter associated with the communicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Inventors: Durand R. Begault, Mark R. Anderson, Bryan McClain, Joel D. Miller
  • Patent number: 5799995
    Abstract: An apparatus for efficiently and safely loading, unloading and transporting vertically oriented wafer carriers. The apparatus includes a body having a front and a back face, a top portion and a first and a second side, two horizontally aligned handles mounted to respective first and second sides on the front face of the body. The apparatus further includes an arm having a fixed end attached to the top portion of the back face of the body and a free end containing a slot, extending from the free end toward the fixed end, of dimensions suitable to slidably receive the carrier handle and to restrain movement of the carrier parallel to the back face of the body and a top surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory D. Bergam, Dennis L. Veatch, Mark R. Anderson
  • Patent number: 5658028
    Abstract: An apparatus for efficiently and safely loading, unloading and transporting vertically oriented wafer carriers. The apparatus includes a body having a front and a back face, a top portion and a first and a second side, two horizontally aligned handles mounted to respective first and second sides on the front face of the body. The apparatus further includes an arm having a fixed end attached to the top portion of the back face of the body and a free end containing a slot, extending from the free end toward the fixed end, of dimensions suitable to slidably receive the carrier handle and to restrain movement of the carrier parallel to the back face of the body and a top surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory D. Bergam, Dennis L. Veatch, Mark R. Anderson
  • Patent number: 5369446
    Abstract: A video input signal is applied to a delay circuit having a plurality of taps which are coupled to maximum and minimum value selection circuits. In the absence of a video signal transient, the center tap of the delay circuit is coupled to an output terminal via an output switch. When a "white going" transient occurs, the output switch sequentially selects the outputs of the minimum and maximum value selectors for application to the output terminal. When a "black going" transient occurs, the output switch sequentially selects the outputs of the maximum and minimum value selectors for application to the output terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1994
    Assignee: Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert P. Parker, Mark R. Anderson
  • Patent number: 5358556
    Abstract: Dopable, fully dense polymer membranes are used to form membranes having selective permeabilities. To improve selectivity, the membranes may be subjected to chemical or electrochemical treatment with electron donors or acceptors to alter the doping level of the polymer membrane, generally in a reversible fashion. This leads to significant changes in gas permeation rates relative to what is observed for the non-doped, fully dense polymers. This change in doping level of the polymer films can be precisely controlled by varying the concentration and nature of chemical dopants used. Desirable changes in permeation rates are achieved by a treatment which comprises a reversal doping of the polymeric material, followed by removal of the dopants (to provide an "undoped" polymer).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1994
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Richard B. Kaner, Mark R. Anderson, Howard Reiss, Benjamin R. Mattes