Patents by Inventor Mark Stephenson

Mark Stephenson 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: 11410147
    Abstract: A method of remotely activating a transaction device includes receiving, at a computing system, a mobile device identifier from a mobile application executed on a mobile device. A selection of the transaction device is received from the application. The selection includes an identifier of the transaction device. A selection of a transaction amount related to purchase of a product is received from the application. An authorization request for a payment account associated with the mobile device is communicated to an issuer of the payment account. The authorization request is for a transaction of at least the transaction amount. An authorization approval for the transaction is received from the issuer and a signal to activate the transaction device to dispense the product is sent based on the identifier. The transaction device is deactivated upon dispensing the transaction amount and a receipt of the transaction is provided to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: FIRST DATA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vijay K. Royyuru, Brad Lucas, Jack Stephenson, S. Shane Caldwell, III, Scott Mackay, Brent A. Stains, Dale McCrory, Mark A. Petersen, Raja Vel
  • Publication number: 20220027194
    Abstract: Warp sharding techniques to switch execution between divergent shards on instructions that trigger a long stall, thereby interleaving execution between diverged threads within a warp instead of across warps. The technique may be applied to mitigate pipeline stalls in applications with low warp occupancy and high divergence. Warp data cache locality may also be improved by concentrating memory accesses within a warp rather than spreading them across warps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Sana Damani, Mark Stephenson, Ram Rangan, Daniel Robert Johnson, Rishkul Kulkarni
  • Publication number: 20210314140
    Abstract: A system for an artificial intelligence synchronized distributed ledger. The system includes a computing device containing a receiving module, the receiving module designed and configured to receive an input from a remote device, parse the input to identify protected and non-protected data contained within the input, transform the protected data into a digitally signed assertion and convert the non-protected into an encrypted datastore. The computing device containing a processing module, the processing module designed and configured to receive the digitally signed assertion from the receiving module, insert the digitally signed assertion into an immutable sequential data structure, receive the encrypted datastore, retrieve at least an input, generate a record utilizing the at least a retrieved input, and perform a first machine-learning process utilizing the at least a retrieved input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: Epidaurus Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Stephenson, Daina Andries, Christopher Michio Aida
  • Publication number: 20210101122
    Abstract: A mixing system is configured to mix and discharge a paste. The mixing system includes a base-medium subsystem that provides a base fluid-medium. The mixing system further includes an additive-medium subsystem that provides one or more additive fluid-mediums. The mixing system further includes a density-reducing medium subsystem that provides a density-reducing medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Mark STEPHENSON, Christopher TEMPLIN
  • Publication number: 20210062495
    Abstract: A self-aligning module for a self-sealing modular building includes a male connector projecting from a first side of the module to form a projection terminated by a terminus having a hemispherical shape, the male connector being dimensioned for being received by a female connector having an aperture dimensioned to receive the terminus and at least a portion of the projection so as to permit the module to be connected to the female connector by off-level installation. The module may include a module gasket such that the module self-seals against an adjacent module. A method of assembling the modular building involves: (a) off-level contacting the terminus to the female connector; and (b) aligning the module and the adjacent module such that the projection is received by the female connector. The male connector may be bolted to the female connector, bolted to another male connector, and/or locked by a key-lock system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: QUBE Building Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Fred LIGETI, Mark STEPHENSON
  • Publication number: 20200081748
    Abstract: Convergence of threads executing common code sections is facilitated using instructions inserted at strategic locations in computer code sections. The inserted instructions enable the threads in a warp or other group to cooperate with a thread scheduler to promote thread convergence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Daniel Robert Johnson, Jack Choquette, Oliver Giroux, Michael Patrick McKeown, Mark Stephenson, Sana Damani
  • Publication number: 20200015484
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of cooking ovens for the preparation of foodstuffs in an enclosed environment including a visual flame along with a rotating cooking plate upon which foodstuffs are placed and are transported through various cooking regions before being removed from the cooking oven for consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Harry E. Hegarty, Lawrence Byron Johnson, Kurt Eickmeyer, Bryan Martens, Greg Bird, Mark Stephenson, Brett Van Leeuwen
  • Publication number: 20190350400
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for preparing food. In one example the method comprises the steps of: providing a cooking pan; filing the cooking pan with a food item; wherein the food item is at least partially liquid; placing the pan in thermal connection to a heat source; thermally connecting a temperature sensor to the cooking pan at the temperature sensing location; heating the food in the pan via a heat source having a first thermal output until the food reaches the boiling point; electronically detecting the temperature via the temperature sensor as the food is heated; detecting the temperature as the food item boils, resulting in a phase change and corresponding drop in temperature; and reducing the thermal output of the heat source to a second thermal output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Wood Stone Corporation
    Inventors: Brett Van Leeuwen, Amanda Zimmerman, Mark Stephenson, Stewart Good, Chase King, Greg Bird
  • Patent number: 10420347
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of cooking ovens for the preparation of foodstuffs in an enclosed environment including a visual flame along with a rotating cooking plate upon which foodstuffs are placed and are transported through various cooking regions before being removed from the cooking oven for consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Wood Stone Corporation
    Inventors: Harry E. Hegarty, Lawrence Byron Johnson, Kurt Eickmeyer, Bryan Martens, Greg Bird, Mark Stephenson, Brett VanLeeuwen
  • Publication number: 20180055058
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of cooking ovens for the preparation of foodstuffs in an enclosed environment including a visual flame along with a rotating cooking plate upon which foodstuffs are placed and are transported through various cooking regions before being removed from the cooking oven for consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Harry E. Hegarty, Lawrence Byron Johnson, Kurt Eickmeyer, Bryan Martens, Greg Bird, Mark Stephenson, Brett VanLeeuwen
  • Patent number: 9795147
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of cooking ovens for the preparation of foodstuffs in an enclosed environment including a visual flame along with a rotating cooking plate upon which foodstuffs are placed and are transported through various cooking regions before being removed from the cooking oven for consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Wood Stone Corporation
    Inventors: Harry Hegarty, Lawrence Byron Johnson, Kurt Eickmeyer, Bryan Martens, Greg Bird, Mark Stephenson, Brett VanLeeuwen
  • Patent number: 9467010
    Abstract: A method of inserting a continuous conductor having a rectangular cross-section into slot segments formed in a stator core includes forming a core member having a plurality of slot segments each having an opening and inserting a stator winding having a plurality of phases into select ones of the slot segments. Each of the plurality of phases has at least one conductor including a plurality of substantially straight segments alternately connected by a plurality of end loop segments. A section of the at least one conductor includes three consecutive end loop segments and three consecutive straight segments formed from a single continuous conductor. The method further includes narrowing the opening of each of the plurality of slot segments by forming an annular stator core having a central axis. The three consecutive straight segments are substantially similarly radially spaced from the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Mark A. Stephenson, Kirk Neet
  • Patent number: 9457276
    Abstract: In an embodiment there is provided a computer implemented method of controlling a user interface responsive to user engagement with a displayed game area on the interface, the method comprising the following implemented by at least one processor of a device, displaying a game area having a plurality of first game objects on said display, providing one or more characteristics of said first game objects and one or more action characteristics of at least one second game object, displaying said at least one second game object at a position on said game area, detecting user input re-arranging one or more of said first game objects, and activating said action characteristics of the at least one second game object in dependence on said detected input re-arranging said one or more first game objects to provide a sequence of two or more first game objects having one or more of the same characteristics adjacent the position of the second game object, and wherein at least one of the action characteristics of the second
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventors: Jakub Slaby, Mark Stephenson, Ben Hollis
  • Publication number: 20160040443
    Abstract: A modular building system in which individual cuboid modules are assembled at a manufacturing facility, optimized for transportation, and transported to a building site by conventional delivery systems. On site, the modules may be modularly assembled into multi-modular buildings. Buildings may be assembled by attaching together a plurality of the structurally self-supporting modules. The modules may be attached horizontally adjacent or vertically adjacent one another using a variety of specialized, interchangeable adaptors. The modules may also be offset horizontally, vertically or perpendicularly to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Mark STEPHENSON, Fred LIGETI
  • Publication number: 20150273335
    Abstract: In an embodiment there is provided a computer implemented method of controlling a user interface responsive to user engagement with a displayed game area on the interface, the method comprising the following implemented by at least one processor of a device, displaying a game area having a plurality of first game objects on said display, providing one or more characteristics of said first game objects and one or more action characteristics of at least one second game object, displaying said at least one second game object at a position on said game area, detecting user input re-arranging one or more of said first game objects, and activating said action characteristics of the at least one second game object in dependence on said detected input re-arranging said one or more first game objects to provide a sequence of two or more first game objects having one or more of the same characteristics adjacent the position of the second game object, and wherein at least one of the action characteristics of the second
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: KING.COM LIMITED
    Inventors: Jakub SLABY, Mark STEPHENSON, Ben HOLLIS
  • Patent number: 9071116
    Abstract: An apparatus for installing an elongate conductor into stator core slots, including a magazine having a radially outer cylindrical surface with recesses that extend inwardly of the cylindrical surface, and a circular rack having a radially outer periphery provided with rack slots. The magazine has an installation mode in which a stator core coaxially surrounds the magazine, there is concurrent radial alignment between pairs of magazine recesses and stator core slots, and a conductor axial branch is receivable by a stator slot from a respectively paired magazine recess; and a load mode in which the circular rack and the magazine have synchronized rotative movements, corresponding pairs of magazine recesses and rack slots are sequentially aligned, and a conductor axial branch is receivable by a magazine recess from its aligned rack slot. Also, a method for loading an elongate conductor onto a magazine for subsequent installation into stator core slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Remy Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Stephenson, John Chen
  • Publication number: 20140311355
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of cooking ovens for the preparation of foodstuffs in an enclosed environment including a visual flame along with a rotating cooking plate upon which foodstuffs are placed and are transported through various cooking regions before being removed from the cooking oven for consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Wood Stone Corporation
    Inventors: Harry Hegarty, Lawrence Byron Johnson, Kurt Eickmeyer, Bryan Martens, Greg Bird, Mark Stephenson, Brett VanLeeuwen
  • Publication number: 20140292123
    Abstract: A method of inserting a continuous conductor having a rectangular cross-section into slot segments formed in a stator core includes forming a core member having a plurality of slot segments each having an opening and inserting a stator winding having a plurality of phases into select ones of the slot segments. Each of the plurality of phases has at least one conductor including a plurality of substantially straight segments alternately connected by a plurality of end loop segments. A section of the at least one conductor includes three consecutive end loop segments and three consecutive straight segments formed from a single continuous conductor. The method further includes narrowing the opening of each of the plurality of slot segments by forming an annular stator core having a central axis. The three consecutive straight segments are substantially similarly radially spaced from the central axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Mark A. Stephenson, Kirk Neet
  • Patent number: 8789259
    Abstract: A method of inserting a continuous conductor having a rectangular cross-section into slot segments formed in a stator core includes deforming in a first direction a core member having a first end portion that extends to a second end portion to widen an opening at end portions of the slot segments, inserting one or more continuous conductors having a rectangular cross-section into select ones of the slot segments, and deforming in a second direction the core member to narrow the opening at end portions of the slot segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Remy Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Mark A. Stephenson
  • Publication number: 20140196282
    Abstract: An apparatus for installing an elongate conductor into stator core slots, including a magazine having a radially outer cylindrical surface with recesses that extend inwardly of the cylindrical surface, and a circular rack having a radially outer periphery provided with rack slots. The magazine has an installation mode in which a stator core coaxially surrounds the magazine, there is concurrent radial alignment between pairs of magazine recesses and stator core slots, and a conductor axial branch is receivable by a stator slot from a respectively paired magazine recess; and a load mode in which the circular rack and the magazine have synchronized rotative movements, corresponding pairs of magazine recesses and rack slots are sequentially aligned, and a conductor axial branch is receivable by a magazine recess from its aligned rack slot. Also, a method for loading an elongate conductor onto a magazine for subsequent installation into stator core slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Stephenson, John Chen