Patents by Inventor Mark R. Hoke

Mark R. Hoke 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: 20190240645
    Abstract: Disclosed in certain implementations is a catalysis composition that includes a metal catalyst and a support material impregnated with the metal catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Thomas Buelow, Steven W. Chin, Jeffrey Barmont Hoke, Nicholas R. Leclerc, David M. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10315187
    Abstract: Disclosed in certain implementations is a catalysis composition that includes a metal catalyst and a support material impregnated with the metal catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Thomas Buelow, Steven W. Chin, Jeffrey Barmont Hoke, Nicholas R. Leclerc, David M. Robinson
  • Patent number: 6701437
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a computer system for processing communications in a virtual private network. The computer system operates in a selective mode, in which only communications transiting the virtual private network are processed according to specified virtual private network parameters, such as encryption, compression and authentication algorithms. Virtual private network communications passing between a public network and a private network are thus received and processed according to the algorithms, while other communications bypass the computer system. Multiple private networks may be served by a single computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: VPNet Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark R. Hoke, Leslie J. Arrow
  • Patent number: 6226751
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and an apparatus for establishing a virtual private network that operates over a public data network. One embodiment of the present invention includes a system that selects a plurality of entities coupled to the public data network to include in the virtual private network. The system next assembles a plurality of identifiers for the plurality of entities. These identifiers are used to identify communications between the plurality of entities, so that these communications can be transferred securely over the public data network. A variation on this embodiment includes defining encryption, authentication and compression parameters for the virtual private network. In another variation, selecting the plurality of entities includes, assembling entities coupled to the public data network into groups, and selecting groups of entities to include in the virtual private network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: VPNet Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie J. Arrow, Henk J. Bots, Mark R. Hoke, William E. Hunt, Russell C. Jones, Quentin C. Liu
  • Patent number: 6175917
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a computer system with a plurality of storage memories, each storage memory storing an operating system program, and an identifier for identifying a storage memory containing an operating system program to be loaded when the unit is booted. The identifier is selectively switchable between storage memories so that the computer system may be selectively booted with an alternate operating system program. This facilitates loading a new version of an operating system, and then rapidly switching back to an old version of the operating system if the new version fails to function properly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: VPNet Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie J. Arrow, Henk J. Bots, Mark R. Hoke, William E. Hunt, Russell C. Jones
  • Patent number: 6154839
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention includes a system that translates addresses in a data packet based upon a user identifier in the data packet. The system receives the data packet sent from a source node to a destination node by a user. This data packet includes a source address of the source node, a destination address of the destination node and the user identifier that identifies the user. The system uses the user identifier to look up communication privileges associated with the user. If the communication privileges allow the user to communicate with the destination node, the system replaces the source address in the data packet with a privileged address, and forwards the data packet to the destination node. In a variation on this embodiment, the privileged address is recognized by a system firewall so that it facilitates passage of the packet through firewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: VPNet Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie J. Arrow, Henk J. Bots, Mark R. Hoke, William E. Hunt, Bruce T. Huntley