Patents by Inventor Mark Simpson

Mark Simpson 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: 10850059
    Abstract: One form of the present technology includes a fluid connector for delivery of breathing gas to a patient from a respiratory pressure therapy device, the fluid connector including a first end with a first opening to deliver a fluid flow, a seal portion extending around a periphery of the first opening, and a latching portion, a second end with a second opening to receive the fluid flow, a sealing surface extending around a periphery of the second opening and configured to engage the seal portion to form a face seal, and a complementary latching portion configured to engage with the latching portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: James McKensey Bencke, Justin John Formica, Richard Llewelyn Jones, Joseph Samuel Ormrod, Mark Simpson, Jamie Graeme Wehbeh
  • Publication number: 20200372602
    Abstract: A graphics processing may include implementing a vertex shader and a pixel shader with a GPU. Vertex parameter values generated by the vertex shader may be stored in a memory. The pixel shader may access the vertex parameter values stored in the memory. Accessing the vertex parameter values may include disabling or bypassing hardware that performs interpolation on vertex parameter values. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Evan Cerny, David Simpson, Jason Scanlin
  • Patent number: 10832327
    Abstract: A system and method may collect telematics and/or other data, and apply the data to insurance-based applications. From the data, an insurance provider may determine accurate vehicle usage information, including information regarding who is using a vehicle and under what conditions. An insurance provider may likewise determine risk levels or a risk profile for an insured driver (or other drivers), which may be used to adjust automobile or other insurance policies. The insurance provider may also use the data collected to adjust behavior based insurance using incentives, recommendations, or other means. For customers that opt-in to the data collection program offered, the present embodiments present the opportunity to demonstrate a low or moderate risk lifestyle and the chance for insurance-related savings based upon that low or moderate risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Potter, Mark E. Clauss, Dustin Ryan Carter, Douglas Albert Graff, Megan Michal Baumann, Atlanta Bonnom, Craig Cope, Jennifer Luella Lawyer, Curtis Simpson, Nathan W. Baumann
  • Patent number: 10825326
    Abstract: In system and methods for loss mitigation, accident data associated with a vehicle accident involving a driver may be collected. The accident data may be analyzed, and a likely severity of the vehicle accident may be determined based upon the analysis of the accident data. A communication related to emergency assistance or an emergency assistance recommendation may be generated based upon the determined likely severity of the vehicle accident, and transmitted, via wireless communication, from one or more remote servers to a mobile device associated with the driver. A wireless communication from the driver indicating approval or modification of the emergency assistance or emergency assistance recommendation may be received. A third party may be notified, via a communication sent from the remote server(s), of requested emergency assistance as approved or modified by the driver. An estimated insurance claim may also be generated based upon vehicle accident likely severity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Potter, Mark E. Clauss, Dustin Ryan Carter, Douglas Albert Graff, Megan Michal Baumann, Atlanta Bonnom, Craig Cope, Jennifer Luella Lawyer, Curtis Simpson, Nathan W. Baumann
  • Patent number: 10796547
    Abstract: There is described a fire detection/notification system for detecting a weapons discharge comprising a network and a control panel. The network includes multiple devices, and each device includes a fire-related detection sensor and a weapons discharge sensor. The control panel is configured to identify a fire-related hazard detected by the fire-related detection sensor and produce a first alert signal in response to identifying the fire-related hazard. The control panel is also configured to identify a weapons discharge hazard detected by the weapons discharge sensor and produce a second alert signal in response to identifying the weapons discharge hazard. The control panel is connected to the network and includes an output circuit configured to communicate with one or more emergency responder devices external to the fire detection/notification system in response to receiving the first alert signal, the second alert signal, or both signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Christoffer Simpson, Tina Najibi, Mark Kadoshnikov, Charlton Buck, Danielle Galimidi
  • Publication number: 20200292348
    Abstract: A system for tracking and presenting pavement data related to a paved road area. The system includes a computer-based mapping system configured to generate a digital map of a real-world location having a paved road area and a digital reconstruction of at least a portion of the paved road area that is overlaid onto the map. The reconstruction includes two or more different user-selectable digital road segments that each corresponds to a different portion of the paved road area and is defined by two or more geographic coordinates. For each digital road segment, a corresponding data set includes pavement composition information and other information, including the geographic coordinates that define the selected digital road segment. When a user selects a digital road segment, at least a portion of the pavement data set corresponding to the selected digital road segment is displayed to the user via a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Chambers, Kris Robertson, Albert Covington, Chuck Simpson, Lien Gangte, Naaga Kodiboyana, Mike Bass
  • Patent number: 10740867
    Abstract: A graphics processing may include implementing a vertex shader and a pixel shader with a GPU. Vertex parameter values may be compressed with the vertex shader and compressed vertex parameter values may be written to a cache. The pixel shader may access the compressed vertex parameter values that were written to the cache and decompress the compressed vertex parameter values. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Mark Evan Cerny, David Simpson, Jason Scanlin
  • Patent number: 10733691
    Abstract: Graphics processing may include implementing a vertex shader and a pixel shader with the GPU. Vertex indices output from a vertex shader may be written to a cache. The vertex indices written to the cache may be accessed with the pixel shader and vertex parameter values associated with the vertex indices may be accessed from a memory unit with the pixel shader. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Mark Evan Cerny, David Simpson, Jason Scanlin
  • Patent number: 10723312
    Abstract: In system and methods for theft prevention or mitigation, driver-related data associated with one or more authorized drivers of an insured vehicle may be collected over time. The authorized drivers and the insured vehicle may be covered by an insurance policy issued by an insurance provider. Based upon the collected driver-related data, a database associated with the authorized drivers may be built. Current driver-related data associated with an individual currently driving, attempting to start, or sitting in a seat of the insured vehicle may be collected. It may be determined, using both the database and the current driver-related data, that the individual is not among the authorized drivers. A disablement of an operation of the insured vehicle may be caused, and/or the individual may be caused to be prevented from starting or otherwise operating the insured vehicle, to facilitate preventing or mitigating theft of the insured vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Potter, Mark E. Clauss, Dustin Ryan Carter, Douglas Albert Graff, Megan Michal Baumann, Atlanta Bonnom, Craig Cope, Jennifer Luella Lawyer, Curtis Simpson, Nathan W. Baumann
  • Patent number: 10704210
    Abstract: An asphalt mix tracking system having a data collection system adapted to determine at least one characteristic of the asphalt mix, a data control system adapted to receive data from the data collection system, a lot tracking system adapted to track a lot of the asphalt mix, a truck tracking system adapted to track a truck, and a pavement injection system adapted to identify the lot of the asphalt mix. The preferred asphalt mix tracking system is adapted to substantially continuously track the asphalt mix from a mixing site to a paving site. A method for tracking an asphalt mix including determining the at least one characteristic of the asphalt mix, communicating the at least one characteristic of the asphalt mix to the data control system, transporting the asphalt mix from the mixing site to the paving site, and injecting an identification means at the paving site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Astec, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Chambers, Harold Crowe, Kris Robertson, Albert Covington, Wayne Hall, Jonathan Brown, Chuck Simpson, Lien Gangte
  • Publication number: 20200195723
    Abstract: A road sensor system for sensing data about a road surface and for providing that data, in real time, to data receivers. The system includes a communications network and a data control center that receives and transmits data via the communications network. Sensor assemblies include a housing that is implanted into the road surface, a sensor in the housing that collects sensor data related to an area local to the sensor assembly, and a communications module for communicating sensor data via the communications network from the sensor to the data control center for storage in the database. Sensor data received and stored is associated with location data for a location of the road surface where the housing is implanted. The data receivers receive sensor data or metadata derived from sensor data via the communications network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Astec, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Bass, Chuck Simpson, Kris Robertson, Mark Chambers
  • Publication number: 20200150712
    Abstract: An application runs at a first operating frequency if the application is designed for a current version of a system and runs at a second operating frequency if the application is designed for a prior version of the system that operates at a lower frequency than the first operating frequency. The second operating frequency may be higher than the operating frequency of the prior version of the system to account for differences in latency, throughput or other processing characteristics between the two systems. Software readable cycle counters are based on a spoof clock running at the operating frequency of the prior version of the system, rather than the true operating frequency. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Evan Cerny, David Simpson
  • Patent number: 10603844
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for injecting molten filler material into a hole. The method in accordance with one embodiment comprises: drilling a hole in a composite layer; heating filler material comprising an electrically conductive low-melting alloy to a molten state; inserting a nozzle having an internal channel system into the hole with a gap separating the nozzle and the hole; forcing molten filler material into, through and out of the internal channel system of the nozzle and into the gap; and retracting the nozzle from the hole. The nozzle may be rotary or not rotary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Shahriar Khosravani, Blake A. Simpson, Darrin M. Hansen, Mark J. DuFour
  • Patent number: 10575051
    Abstract: Provided is an enhanced television system and method including a television display in communication with a broadcast enhancement pathway via a first communication interface of the television display and with a video connection via a second communication interface of the television display. The television display receives and displays uncompressed video data from a digital video stream carried over the video connection from a video source and enhancement data from the broadcast enhancement pathway. The digital video stream includes embedded base programming identification metadata. The television display receives the enhancement data from the broadcast enhancement pathway without the enhancement data passing through the video source; and extracts a base identification tag from the embedded base programming identification metadata. The enhancement data received from the broadcast enhancement pathway associated with the base identification tag is combined with the digital video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: TRIVENI DIGITAL INC.
    Inventors: Mark Simpson, Richard Chernock
  • Publication number: 20200054907
    Abstract: An aircraft engine fire extinguishing system includes a supply housing for containing a fire extinguishing agent. Also included is a line for routing the fire extinguishing agent from the supply housing. Further included is a nozzle structure operatively coupled to the line, the nozzle structure having a non-circular opening for expelling the fire extinguishing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Mark P. Fazzio, Terry Simpson
  • Patent number: 10540723
    Abstract: A system and method may collect telematics and/or other data, and apply the data to insurance-based applications. From the data, an insurance provider may determine accurate vehicle usage information, including information regarding who is using a vehicle and under what conditions. An insurance provider may likewise determine risk levels or a risk profile for an insured driver (or other drivers), which may be used to adjust automobile or other insurance policies. The insurance provider may also use the data collected to adjust behavior based insurance using incentives, recommendations, or other means. For customers that opt-in to the data collection program offered, the present embodiments present the opportunity to demonstrate a low or moderate risk lifestyle and the chance for insurance-related savings based upon that low or moderate risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Potter, Mark E. Clauss, Dustin Ryan Carter, Douglas Albert Graff, Megan Michal Baumann, Atlanta Bonnom, Craig Cope, Jennifer Luella Lawyer, Curtis Simpson, Nathan W. Baumann
  • Patent number: 10534395
    Abstract: An application runs at a first operating frequency if the application is designed for a current version of a system and runs at a second operating frequency if the application is designed for a prior version of the system that operates at a lower frequency than the first operating frequency. The second operating frequency may be higher than the operating frequency of the prior version of the system to account for differences in latency, throughput or other processing characteristics between the two systems. Software readable cycle counters are based on a spoof clock running at the operating frequency of the prior version of the system, rather than the true operating frequency. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LLC
    Inventors: Mark Evan Cerny, David Simpson
  • Patent number: D882424
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: EDTM, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Simpson, Mark A. Imbrock, Jed Martens, Nathan Strimpel
  • Patent number: D878546
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Justin John Formica, Mark Simpson
  • Patent number: D892303
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Justin John Formica, Joseph Samuel Ormrod, Mark Simpson, Jamie Graeme Wehbeh