Patents by Inventor Mark S. Buehler

Mark S. Buehler 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: 10343634
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a vehicle structure, a bumper, an elongate structural member, and an extension portion. The elongate structural member is able to crush longitudinally in response to application of force in a longitudinal direction. The extension portion is able to crush longitudinally in response to application of force in the longitudinal direction, is connected to the elongate structural member such that the elongate structural member and the extension portion support the bumper with respect to the vehicle structure, and is operable to move the bumper between an extended position and a retracted position with respect to the vehicle structure to change a distance between the bumper and the vehicle structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Mikael Fermer, Alice C. Watts, Joel Frederic Jensen, Ronald Jack Smith, Mark B. Rober, Sung Hoon Kim, David Jennings Dostal, Russell Cranstoun Mead, Jr., Todd Elliot Lewis, Jesse T. Buehler, Nathaniel J. Dennis, Tommaso P. Rivellini, Robert R. Mayer, Anthony S. Montevirgen, Donald J. Parr, Bryce A. Woollard, Adam J. Golman, Kevin P. Makowski, Daniel E. Rivera
  • Publication number: 20030084200
    Abstract: A method is provided that issues custom traps for a network containing disparate network devices. In the method, a custom trap is stored in a network manager. The custom trap includes a triggering condition for a selected device among the network devices. The network manager monitors the selected device to detect whether the triggering condition has been met. In response to detecting that the triggering condition has been met, the network manager automatically issues the custom trap. In an example embodiment, the network manager stores the custom trap in a Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) agent, and the SNMP agent automatically issues the custom trap to an administrative workstation. The custom traps may be used to send uniform traps for network devices to an administrative workstation, despite differences in trap configurations, if any, in the network devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Applicant: VTEL Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Buehler, Victor M. Santiago, Charles B. Schreiber
  • Publication number: 20030028895
    Abstract: A system and method for accessing and managing disparate video network devices supports a user interface with an interface protocol communicating through a management adapter. The management adapter communicates with a device access layer that represents video network devices as objects, such as Management Beans, with a class of objects associated with a type of device. The objects translate communications from the management adapter into a protocol and attributes native to the device to allow the management adapter access to device attributes, which are then available to the user interface via the interface protocol. The device access layer thus establishes a proxy relationship so that video network devices are more easily interacted with and managed by applications communicating through the management adapter by a uniform protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2001
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Applicant: VTEL Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Buehler, Kurtis L. Seebaldt, Victor M. Santiago