Patents by Inventor Mark Richards

Mark Richards 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: 20220319104
    Abstract: An image processing system includes a computing platform having processing hardware, a display, and a system memory storing a software code. The processing hardware is configured to execute the software code to receive a three-dimensional (3D) digital model, surround the 3D digital model with multiple virtual cameras oriented toward the 3D digital model, and generate, using the virtual cameras, a multiple renders of the 3D digital model. The processing hardware is further configured to execute the software code to generate a UV texture coordinate space for a surface projection of the 3D digital model, and to transfer, using the multiple renders, lighting color values for each of multiple surface portions of the 3D digital model to the UV texture coordinate space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Dane M. Coffey, Siroberto Scerbo, Evan M. Goldberg, Christopher Richard Schroers, Daniel L. Baker, Mark R. Mine, Erika Varis Doggett
  • Publication number: 20220314263
    Abstract: A nozzle for an atomizer includes a plate, a piezoelectric actuator, a body, and a connector. The plate defines an aperture. The actuator is configured to oscillate the plate. The body supports the plate. The connector is configured to reversibly mount the body to the atomizer in a first orientation and in a second orientation. In the first orientation, fluid exits the nozzle along a first axial direction through the aperture. In the second orientation, fluid exits the nozzle along an opposite axial direction through the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Wanjiao Liu, Kevin Richard John Ellwood, Mark Edward Nichols, Christopher Michael Seubert
  • Publication number: 20220313698
    Abstract: This disclosure provides modulators of Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR), pharmaceutical compositions containing at least one such modulator, methods of treatment of cystic fibrosis using such modulators and pharmaceutical compositions, and processes for making such modulators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Alexander Russell Abela, Corey Don Anderson, Brett C. Bookser, Brett B. Busch, Jeremy J. Clemens, Thomas Cleveland, Timothy Richard Coon, Bryan Frieman, Senait G. Ghirmai, Peter Grootenhuis, Anton V. Gulevich, Sara Sabina Hadida Ruah, Yoshihiro Ishihara, Haripada Khatuya, Jason McCartney, Mark Thomas Miller, Prasuna Paraselli, Fabrice Pierre, Andreas Termin, Sara E. Swift, Johnny Uy, Carl V. Vogel, Jinglan Zhou
  • Patent number: 11459559
    Abstract: This invention pertains to modified compositions for use in CRISPR systems, and their methods of use. In particular, length-modified and chemically-modified forms of crRNA and tracrRNA are described for use as a reconstituted guide RNA for interaction with Cas9 of CRISPR systems. The resultant length-modified and chemically-modified forms of crRNA and tracrRNA are economical to produce and can be tailored to have unique properties relevant to their biochemical and biological activity in the context of the CRISPR Cas9 endonuclease system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: INTEGRATED DNA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Allen Collingwood, Ashley Mae Jacobi, Garrett Richard Rettig, Mollie Sue Schubert, Mark Aaron Behlke
  • Patent number: 11462238
    Abstract: The present system ensures that external noise sources do not taint sensor data recorded about a user's sleep parameters, to reduce false positives and false negatives, and provides a more accurate record of the user's sleep sounds, by cycling on and off noise sources. Additionally, the present system, in one embodiment, may be used to track changes in sound patterns from the user and from the environment. This may lead to early warning of health issues, as well as issues with the devices in the bedroom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Sonia Lee Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, Mark Andrew Christensen, Venkat Easwar
  • Patent number: 11459351
    Abstract: Described herein are compositions and methods for the treatment or prevention of ocular surface disorders including meibomian gland dysfunction, blepharitis, dry eye disease and other inflammatory and/or infectious diseases of the anterior surface of the eye(s). Said compositions and methods comprise keratolytic conjugates which demonstrate keratolytic activity, and anti-inflammatory or other desirable activities. Topical administration of said compositions to the eyelid margin or surrounding areas provides therapeutic benefit to patients suffering from ocular surface disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: AZURA OPHTHALMICS LTD.
    Inventors: Ian Holmes, Yair Alster, Hila Barash, Charles Bosworth, Omer Rafaeli, Robert M. Burk, Marc Gleeson, Mark Richard Stewart, Jonathan Dunn, Alexander James Nicholls
  • Patent number: 11454613
    Abstract: An ultrasonic inspection system, method, and software. In one embodiment, the ultrasonic inspection system includes an ultrasonic probe that directs ultrasound waves into a structure from a front wall, and receives reflected waves to generate a response signal. The system further includes a processor that rectifies the response signal to generate a rectified signal, integrates a portion of the rectified signal within a detection time window to determine an energy sum, and generates output based on the energy sum. The detection time window is restricted to a front wall reflection and at least a portion of a near-surface dead zone following the front wall reflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Sondra Hennessy Miller, David Michael Gayle, John William Adams, Mark Richard Brei, Kevin D. Gordon, Christopher Garnier
  • Patent number: 11452916
    Abstract: A yoga under-mat to be positioned under an exercise mat, to make the exercise mat a smart mat. The yoga under-mat including a plurality of sensors to monitor a user's health data, while the user is performing exercises, and to provide data to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Sonia Lee Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, Mark Andrew Christensen
  • Patent number: 11455459
    Abstract: A collaborative authoring application provides an authoring environment in which two or more users can edit a document concurrently. Each user edits a copy of the document, sends updates to a master copy of the document, and receives updates from the master copy of the document. The authoring environment generally inhibits the users from providing conflicting editing instructions to the master copy of the document. For example, each user can generate a content lock about one or more data units within the document. The authoring environment may synchronize content locks automatically and content only at the request of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Beckett Bailor, Ethan Joseph Bernstein, Mark Rolland Knight, Christopher James Antos, Andrew Richard Simonds, Brian Michael Jones, Simon Peter Clarke, Edgar Mark Sunderland, David Benjamin Robins, Miko Arnab Sakhya Singha Bose
  • Publication number: 20220301694
    Abstract: Method and system for tracking the inventory and reimbursement status of an inventory of drug doses held at medical facilities and administered to patients are disclosed. In one embodiment, the methods comprise facilitating the addition of drug doses into an inventory database, facilitating the assignment of specific doses to specific patients, and facilitating the transfer of drug doses from one location to another, all accomplished without the necessity of creating and/or scanning machine readable data carriers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventor: Mark Richard Naples
  • Publication number: 20220290694
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a fluid pump which has a pump casing, a top cap securable to an upper end of the pump casing and having an air intake port and a fluid discharge port. A fluid discharge tube extends to adjacent a lower end of the pump casing. A one-way check valve is disposed adjacent the lower end of the pump and forms a one-way path to admit fluid into the pump casing during a fill cycle of operation of the pump. A one-way check valve at the discharge port allows fluid to escape during a discharge cycle. An auger element is disposed inside the pump casing for causing a swirling, rotational fluid flow during a fluid eject cycle, in response to a jet of compressed air released into the pump casing, in which fluid having collected within the pump casing is forced by the jet of compressed air into and up through the discharge tube, and out from the pump casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: John F. Schaupp, Joseph Lawrence Schaffer, Mark T. Weinberger, Daniel P. Ross, Brett M. Crouse, Steven Richard Wells
  • Patent number: 11433030
    Abstract: A dosage form with a first portion and a second portion. The first portion can be an immediate release portion and can comprise a pain reliever, which can be naproxen or naproxen sodium. The second portion can be an extended release portion and can comprise pseudoephedrine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof and/or dextromethorphan or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. The dosage form can optionally comprise a stabilizing agent. The dosage form can be adapted to maintain a therapeutically effective amount of pain reliever, pseudoephedrine, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and/or dextromethorphan, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, for at least eight hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark Edward Stella, John Richard Entwisle, Baltej Ludher, Jonathan E. Clark, Daren K. Anness, Guhan Balan, Andrew Nicholas Carr
  • Publication number: 20220274127
    Abstract: An atomizer for applying a coating includes a nozzle plate, an actuator, and an acoustic focusing device. The nozzle plate defines at least one aperture. The actuator is configured to oscillate to form pressure waves within a fluid to eject the fluid from the nozzle plate. The acoustic focusing device focuses the pressure waves toward the apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Wanjiao Liu, Kevin Richard John Ellwood, Mark Edward Nichols, Christopher Michael Seubert
  • Patent number: 11426407
    Abstract: The present invention features a compound of formula I: or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, where R1, R2, R3, W, X, Y, Z, n, o, p, and q are defined herein, for the treatment of CFTR mediated diseases, such as cystic fibrosis. The present invention also features pharmaceutical compositions, method of treating, and kits thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark Thomas Miller, Corey Anderson, Vijayalaksmi Arumugam, Brian Richard Bear, Hayley Marie Binch, Jeremy J. Clemens, Thomas Cleveland, Erica Conroy, Timothy Richard Coon, Bryan A. Frieman, Peter Diederik Jan Grootenhuis, Raymond Stanley Gross, Sara Sabina Hadida-Ruah, Haripada Khatuya, Pramod Virupax Joshi, Paul John Krenitsky, Chun-Chieh Lin, Gulin Erdogan Marelius, Vito Melillo, Jason McCartney, Georgia McGaughey Nicholls, Fabrice Jean Denis Pierre, Alina Silina, Andreas P. Termin, Johnny Uy, Jinglan Zhou
  • Patent number: 11427818
    Abstract: This invention pertains to mutant Cas9 nucleic acids and proteins for use in CRISPR/Cas endonuclease systems, and their methods of use. In particular, the invention pertains to an isolated mutant Cas9 protein, wherein the isolated mutant Cas9 protein is active in a CRISPR/Cas endonuclease system, wherein the CRISPR/Cas endonuclease system displays reduced off-target editing activity and maintained on-target editing activity relative to a wild-type CRISPR/Cas endonuclease system. The invention also includes isolated nucleic acids encoding mutant Cas9 proteins, ribonucleoprotein complexes and CRSPR/Cas endonuclease systems having mutant Cas9 proteins that display reduced off-target editing activity and maintained on-target editing activity relative to a wild-type CRISPR/Cas endonuclease system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: INTEGRATED DNA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Anthony Vakulskas, Michael Allen Collingwood, Garrett Richard Rettig, Mark Aaron Behlke
  • Patent number: 11428845
    Abstract: A method for forming a sensing system responsive to a wavefield of acoustic or seismic signals. One embodiment includes providing a foil layer having first and second opposing surfaces and piezoelectric properties. The foil layer, configured as a sheet, is positioned about a frame surface which provides the foil layer a stable shape while permitting the sheet configuration of the foil layer to be responsive to a wavefield of seismic or acoustic energy. Coupling between the foil layer and the frame is so limited as to render direct coupling of the foil layer with signals of the wavefield the predominant means for stimulating the sensor element with seismic energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Quantum Technology Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Richard Kryszczynski, Mark Andrew Tinker, Paul Armin Nyffenegger, Arthur Owen Endress, Kenneth Allan Ports
  • Patent number: 11422055
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for checking emitter bonds in an irrigation drip line and for manufacturing drip line in a manner that allows the bond between the in-line emitter and surrounding conduit to be checked. In one form, a downstream in-line vacuum tester is provided for monitoring the amount of air escaping from outlet openings in the drip line to detect excessive air associated with poorly bonded emitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Rain Bird Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Richard Edris, Farshad Motamedi, Berj Zakarian, Mark Murphy Ensworth
  • Patent number: 11419494
    Abstract: Provided is a portable, hand-held, self-powered, self-calibrated, easy-to-use “iCOBRA” system, a neural/neurological assessment tool for both operational decision-making in military, aerospace, sports, and other high-performance settings, and to assist in diagnostics in medical practice. The system harnesses multimodal 3D imaging technologies for robust, calibration free, head and eye tracking to allow for visual, vestibular, and oculomotor assessment of human neural health and performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: United States of America as Represented by the Administrator of NASA
    Inventors: Leland Scott Stone, Dorion Bryce Liston, Bernard Dov Adelstein, Mark Richard Anderson, Kenji Hiroshi Kato
  • Patent number: 11413643
    Abstract: A method of controlling application of at least one material onto a substrate includes configuring a material applicator having an array plate with an applicator array. The applicator array has a plurality of micro-applicators with a first subset of micro-applicators and a second subset of micro-applicators. Each of the plurality of micro-applicators has a plurality of apertures through which fluid is ejected. The first subset of micro-applicators and the second subset of micro-applicators are individually addressable, and a liquid flows through the first subset of micro-applicators and a shaping gas, e.g., air, flows through the second subset of micro-applicators. The flow of shaping gas shapes the flow of the liquid from the first subset of micro-applicators to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Seubert, Mark Edward Nichols, Kevin Richard John Ellwood, Wanjiao Liu, Aaron Fiala
  • Publication number: 20220251599
    Abstract: Novel insecticidal proteins that are toxic to lepidopteran pests are disclosed. The polynucleotides encoding the insecticidal proteins can be used to transform prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms to express the insecticidal proteins. The recombinant organisms or compositions containing the recombinant organisms or the insecticidal proteins alone or in combination with other pest control agents and an appropriate agricultural carrier can be used to control lepidopteran pests in various environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Katherine Seguin, Mark Scott Rose, Milan Jucovic, Matthew Richard BRAMLETT, Christopher Fleming