Patents by Inventor Mark Rice

Mark Rice 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: 20210287290
    Abstract: Systems and methods for administering trade orders are described. An embodiment comprises receiving, from a first server operated by a first trader, a communication including a first trade order and one or more selection criteria, the first trade order including at least one of a specified instrument, a specified quantity, and a specified price; determining that a database of trade orders does not contain a trade order matching the first trade order; identifying a plurality of traders satisfying the selection criteria; sending, to a plurality of second servers, a query including at least one of the specified instrument, the specified quantity, and the specified price; receiving, from a one of the plurality of second servers operated on behalf of a second trader, a positive response to the query; and facilitating execution of a trade between the first trader and the second trader for the specified instrument at the specified price.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Dean P. Alderucci, Mark Miller, Andrew Fishkind, Kevin Foley, William Rice, Brian L. Gay, Philip Marber, Charles Plott
  • Publication number: 20210218165
    Abstract: A pin has a compliant section at a first end and a welding section at a second end opposite the first end. The compliant section is electrically connected with a via of a printed circuit board. The welding section has a welded connection with a passive component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicants: TE Connectivity Services GmbH, Tyco Electronics Canada ULC
    Inventors: Yiyang Liew, Lucian Iordache, Mark Rice, Earl Daniel Swope, Georg Friesen
  • Patent number: 10859667
    Abstract: Search and rescue (SAR) systems utilizing Earth-orbiting satellites are provided. In one implementation, a SAR system comprises a plurality of reference beacons, each having a known geographical location, and a ground-based station. The ground-based station includes one or more antennas for communicating with the reference beacons via a plurality of Earth orbiting satellites. The ground-based station is configured to receive reference signals from each of the reference beacons and calculate estimates of the locations of the reference beacons from the received reference signals. Also, the ground-based station is configured to calculate system calibration factors based on the location estimates and known geographical locations of the reference beacons. The ground-based station is further configured to receive distress signals from at least one distress beacon via the Earth-orbiting satellites and calibrate the distress signals based on the system calibration factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Rice, Richard Renner, Andrey Tyagunov
  • Patent number: 10181896
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to systems and methods for utilizing an operating schedule to place a satellite communication device in a sleep state for reducing power consumption in the satellite communication device during periods of time when no satellite is available to communicate with the satellite communication device. The operating schedule, which can be a wake-up schedule and/or a sleep schedule, is dynamically updated by a scheduling server that receives two-line element (TLE) data from a TLE server on a recurring basis and uses the TLE data to determine timing information pertaining to line-of-sight visibility of one or more satellites to the satellite communication device. A push routine is then used by the scheduling server to periodically push the timing information to the satellite communication device for dynamically updating the operating schedule of the satellite communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Simon Richard Swift, Mark Rice, Philip Spear
  • Patent number: 10137245
    Abstract: A monitoring and control system, apparatus and method for safe administration, reduction or cessation of administration of at least on medication, fluid or both, which includes at least one Central Source Site (CSS) Photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor coupled to means for control of delivery of the at least one medication, fluid or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Melker, Donn M. Dennis, Jeremy Melker, Mark Rice, Robert Hurley, Mark Gold, Richard Allen
  • Patent number: 9950112
    Abstract: A pharmacodynamic (PD), pharmacokinetic (PK), or both and PK guided infusion device, system and method optimizes the safety and efficacy of various forms of treatment or therapy (e.g., drug and/or fluid) in a variety of health-care and other settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignees: University of Florida Research Foundation, Incorporated, Xhale, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Melker, Donn M. Dennis, Jeremy Melker, Mark Rice, Robert Hurley
  • Publication number: 20180036446
    Abstract: A mobile unit for group exposure of equipment to an ozone gas treatment, said mobile unit including: a high capacity fan, a power generator, an ozone generator, an oxygen concentrator; an ozone level monitor; and at least one of: (i) a standing rack; and (ii) a rotating rack, each rack designed for holding a plurality of individual equipment for treatment. A method of using this mobile unit for bulk cleaning treatments is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Adam Rice, Mark Rice
  • Publication number: 20170199266
    Abstract: Search and rescue (SAR) systems utilizing Earth-orbiting satellites are provided. In one implementation, a SAR system comprises a plurality of reference beacons, each having a known geographical location, and a ground-based station. The ground-based station includes one or more antennas for communicating with the reference beacons via a plurality of Earth orbiting satellites. The ground-based station is configured to receive reference signals from each of the reference beacons and calculate estimates of the locations of the reference beacons from the received reference signals. Also, the ground-based station is configured to calculate system calibration factors based on the location estimates and known geographical locations of the reference beacons. The ground-based station is further configured to receive distress signals from at least one distress beacon via the Earth-orbiting satellites and calibrate the distress signals based on the system calibration factors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Mark Rice, Richard Renner, Andrey Tyagunov
  • Patent number: 8818472
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention include devices for use in determining the concentration of a tissue energy absorber (e.g., hemoglobin) in an individual's blood. In particular embodiments, the device includes a photometric device (e.g., a pulse oximeter) and an imaging device (e.g., an ultrasound imaging device or other suitable imaging device), and the device is adapted for: (A) using the photometric device to measure a change in mass of the tissue energy absorber within a particular volume of the individual's blood between a first point in time and a second point in time, the particular volume of blood being blood within a particular portion of at least one vascular structure, the vascular structure comprising at least one of the individual's vessels (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Dietrich Gravenstein, Mark Rice, Samsun Lampotang, Nikolaus Gravenstein, Lori Deitte
  • Patent number: 8750445
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a communication method, system and signal, and in particular to a method and system for communicating information in a digital signal. It has particular application to satellite or terrestrial packet-based multi-user radio communication systems. A method for communicating information in a digital signal comprising data symbols is disclosed, wherein the information is encoded in a sequence characteristic of pilot symbols distributed amongst the data symbols, such that a receiver is able to determine the sequence characteristic and retrieve the transmitted information. The invention allows information to be encoded into a sequence characteristic of pilot symbols, rather than relying on modulating such information onto the pilot symbols themselves. This allows a significantly larger number of pieces of information to be transmitted than hitherto possible, and the technique is more resistant to large frequency errors than prior techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: EMS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Robert Peake, Mark Rice, Timothy Clifton Giles
  • Publication number: 20140086348
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a communication method, system and signal, and in particular to a method and system for communicating information in a digital signal. It has particular application to satellite or terrestrial packet-based multi-user radio communication systems. A method for communicating information in a digital signal comprising data symbols is disclosed, wherein the information is encoded in a sequence characteristic of pilot symbols distributed amongst the data symbols, such that a receiver is able to determine the sequence characteristic and retrieve the transmitted information. The invention allows information to be encoded into a sequence characteristic of pilot symbols, rather than relying on modulating such information onto the pilot symbols themselves. This allows a significantly larger number of pieces of information to be transmitted than hitherto possible, and the technique is more resistant to large frequency errors than prior techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: EMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Robert Peake, Mark Rice, Timothy Clifton Giles
  • Patent number: 8599957
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a communication method, system and signal, and in particular to a method and system for communicating information in a digital signal. It has particular application to satellite or terrestrial packet-based multi-user radio communication systems. A method for communicating information in a digital signal comprising data symbols is disclosed, wherein the information is encoded in a sequence characteristic of pilot symbols distributed amongst the data symbols, such that a receiver is able to determine the sequence characteristic and retrieve the transmitted information. The invention allows information to be encoded into a sequence characteristic of pilot, symbols, rather than relying on modulating such information onto the pilot symbols themselves. This allows a significantly larger number of pieces of information to be transmitted than hitherto possible, and the technique is more resistant to large frequency errors than prior techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: EMS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Robert Peake, Mark Rice, Timothy Clifton Giles
  • Publication number: 20130296823
    Abstract: A pharmacodynamic (PD), pharmacokinetic (PK), or both and PK guided infusion device, system and method optimizes the safety and efficacy of various forms of treatment or therapy (e.g., drug and/or fluid) in a variety of health-care and other settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: University of Florida Research Foundation
    Inventors: Richard J. Melker, Donn M. Dennis, Jeremy Melker, Mark Rice, Robert Hurley
  • Publication number: 20130276785
    Abstract: A monitoring and control system, apparatus and method for safe administration, reduction or cessation of administration of at least on medication, fluid or both, which includes at least one Central Source Site (CSS) Photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor coupled to means for control of delivery of the at least one medication, fluid or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Richard J. Melker, Donn M. Dennis, Jeremy Melker, Mark Rice, Robert Hurley, Mark Gold, Richard Allen
  • Patent number: 8186735
    Abstract: A modular vehicle floor system is provided that has a floor pan with integrated storage compartments. A floor is defined by a deck and compartment lids that overlie the floor pan and can provide a waterproof seal for the storage compartments. The deck and compartment lids together define a substantially flat surface that is covered by a vehicle carpet. The deck can include basket-like liners extending downwardly therefrom that nest within the storage compartments and define the inner surface(s) of usable spaces within the storage compartments. The deck includes a raceway system with one or more troughs or ports that house lengths of vehicle wiring, under the deck surface. The deck can further include flanges and/or tabs for serving as mounting substrates, against which sills and other hard trim components are mounted, allowing trim components to be mounted to the deck and not mounted directly to the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Chrysler Group LLC
    Inventors: Alexander J. Maceri, Eberhard Krueger, Jr., Mark A. Rice, Christina H. Van Agen
  • Patent number: 7947045
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a spinal stabilization apparatus includes a vertebral anchor having a head portion and a bone attachment portion. An elongate, flexible guide is removably coupled to the head portion of the vertebral anchor and has a channel extending longitudinally thereof and communicating with a slot in the head portion of the anchor. An elongate cord may be received within the channel to facilitate inserting and securing a spacer between pairs of anchors installed into adjacent vertebrae of a person's spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Hugh Hestad, Mark Rice
  • Patent number: 7862097
    Abstract: A combination storage and tread unit has a housing which is installed beneath a second row of seating in an automotive vehicle body. The housing has a tread pad at each end which a person can step on to reach a third row of seating when a seat in the second row is tumbled forwardly. The housing has two module-receiving compartments for storing electrical control modules and related wiring. The compartments are covered and protected by the second row of seating when the seats in the second row are in a normal occupant-supporting position, but are readily accessible when the seats are tumbled forwardly, so that the modules may be removed and serviced without removing the seats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Chrysler Group LLC
    Inventors: Alexander J Maceri, Scott B Perry, Eberhard Krueger, Jr., Mark A Rice
  • Publication number: 20100320794
    Abstract: A modular vehicle floor system is provided that has a floor pan with integrated storage compartments. A floor is defined by a deck and compartment lids that overlie the floor pan and can provide a waterproof seal for the storage compartments. The deck and compartment lids together define a substantially flat surface that is covered by a vehicle carpet. The deck can include basket-like liners extending downwardly therefrom that nest within the storage compartments and define the inner surface(s) of usable spaces within the storage compartments. The deck includes a raceway system with one or more troughs or ports that house lengths of vehicle wiring, under the deck surface. The deck can further include flanges and/or tabs for serving as mounting substrates, against which sills and other hard trim components are mounted, allowing trim components to be mounted to the deck and not mounted directly to the vehicle body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Alexander J. Maceri, Eberhard Krueger, JR., Mark A. Rice, Christina H. Van Agen
  • Publication number: 20100286515
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention include devices for use in determining the concentration of a tissue energy absorber (e.g., hemoglobin) in an individual's blood. In particular embodiments, the device includes a photometric device (e.g., a pulse oximeter) and an imaging device (e.g., an ultrasound imaging device or other suitable imaging device), and the device is adapted for: (A) using the photometric device to measure a change in mass of the tissue energy absorber within a particular volume of the individual's blood between a first point in time and a second point in time, the particular volume of blood being blood within a particular portion of at least one vascular structure, the vascular structure comprising at least one of the individual's vessels (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Dietrich Gravenstein, Mark Rice, Sanisun Lanipotang, Nikolaus Gravenstein, Lori Deitte
  • Patent number: 7744629
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a spinal stabilization apparatus includes a vertebral anchor having a head portion and a bone attachment portion. An elongate, flexible guide is removably coupled to the head portion of the vertebral anchor and has a channel extending longitudinally thereof and communicating with a slot in the head portion of the anchor. An elongate cord may be received within the channel to facilitate inserting and securing a spacer between pairs of anchors installed into adjacent vertebrae of a person's spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Hugh Hestad, Mark Rice