Patents by Inventor Mark Sullivan

Mark Sullivan 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: 12016980
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure may include a base for a scent warmer. The base may include a base member and a stem extending upwardly from the base member. The stem may be configured to carry a heating element thereon. The base may also include an elastomeric sleeve surrounding at least a portion of the stem. The elastomeric sleeve may be configured to apply a retention force between a removable decorative body and the stem. The elastomeric sleeve may include a wall member sized and configured to abut against the stem and a plurality of ribs extending radially outward from the wall member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Scentsy, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Orville Thompson, Kyle Ostrem, Mark Sullivan, Martin Stenger
  • Patent number: 11984217
    Abstract: A method for processing one or more histological images captured by a medical imaging device is disclosed. In this method, the histological image is received, and target regions each of which corresponds to a candidate type of tissue are identified based on a predictive model associating one more sample histological images with one or more sample target histological images. One or more display characteristics associated with the identified at least one target histological image is applied to the histological image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: KOH YOUNG TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Mark Sullivan, Jin Man Kang
  • Publication number: 20240153621
    Abstract: Methods, computer systems, and computer storage media are provided for utilizing system diagnostics focused in areas of disruption to improve inventory and workforce management in a revenue cycle management system. Inventory input is received from a revenue cycle management system. The inventory input includes inventory in the revenue cycle management system, types of claims in the inventory, pair agreements of the claims, and a length of time the claims have been in the inventory. Workforce input is also received from the revenue cycle management system. The workforce input includes experience, type of education or technical training, specialty, and outcomes corresponding to a workforce of the client. A portion of the inventory is automatically assigned to an associate of the workforce. The portion of the inventory tailored to the associate based on the inventory input and the workforce input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2024
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventors: Brian STREICH, Kelley BERGSTROM, Mark SULLIVAN, Michael D. MYERS
  • Publication number: 20240120730
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for when utility power is restored after a period of running on a backup generator, inhibiting a transfer switch if the two sources are out of phase, monitoring the phase difference between utility power and the generator output, and changing from the generator to the utility feed when the two phases are sufficiently aligned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventor: Mark Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11894128
    Abstract: Methods, computer systems, and computer storage media are provided for utilizing system diagnostics focused in areas of disruption to improve inventory and workforce management in a revenue cycle management system. Inventory input is received from a revenue cycle management system. The inventory input includes inventory in the revenue cycle management system, types of claims in the inventory, pair agreements of the claims, and a length of time the claims have been in the inventory. Workforce input is also received from the revenue cycle management system. The workforce input includes experience, type of education or technical training, specialty, and outcomes corresponding to a workforce of the client. A portion of the inventory is automatically assigned to an associate of the workforce. The portion of the inventory tailored to the associate based on the inventory input and the workforce input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Streich, Kelley Bergstrom, Mark Sullivan, Michael D. Myers
  • Publication number: 20240027020
    Abstract: A TV wall mounting device includes a wall mount box with vertical supports, a display mount receiving a TV, and an extending/contracting portion between the box and the display mount. The extending/contracting portion has lower and upper arms rotatably attached to the wall mount with rear axles, a pair of linear actuators rotatably attached to the wall mount, a front portion that rises and lowers with action of the actuators, and a horizontally-swiveling portion that is raised and lowered with the front portion and is capable of rotating right-left with respect to the front portion. The display mount is attached to the horizontally-swiveling portion. Parallel operation of the linear actuators, wherein each actuator extends and retracts while keeping the same length as the other actuator, causes the display mount to go up and down. Differential operation of the actuators causes the display mount to rotate right and left.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Brian Newville, Mark Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20240013393
    Abstract: A method, performed by a computer, for volumetrically determining a mid-sagittal plane (MSP) from a plurality of magnetic resonance (MR) images of a brain is disclosed. The plurality of MR images is received and converted into a 3D volume image defined in a 3D coordinate space. Semantic segmentation of an anterior commissure (AC) region, a posterior commissure (PC) region, and a third ventricle region in the 3D volume image is performed based on a pre-trained segmentation model to generate a 3D mask image labeled with the AC region, the PC region, and the third ventricle region. Based on the labeled 3D mask image, a 3D volumetric image of the segmented third ventricle region is constructed. The MSP is determined based on the 3D volumetric image of the third ventricle region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: KOH YOUNG TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Mark SULLIVAN, Jaedu CHO, Xing ZHENG, Jin Man KANG
  • Patent number: 11798161
    Abstract: A method, performed by a computer, for volumetrically determining a mid-sagittal plane (MSP) from a plurality of magnetic resonance (MR) images of a brain is disclosed. The plurality of MR images is received and converted into a 3D volume image defined in a 3D coordinate space. Semantic segmentation of an anterior commissure (AC) region, a posterior commissure (PC) region, and a third ventricle region in the 3D volume image is performed based on a pre-trained segmentation model to generate a 3D mask image labeled with the AC region, the PC region, and the third ventricle region. Based on the labeled 3D mask image, a 3D volumetric image of the segmented third ventricle region is constructed. The MSP is determined based on the 3D volumetric image of the third ventricle region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: KOH YOUNG TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Mark Sullivan, Jaedu Cho, Xing Zheng, Jin Man Kang
  • Patent number: 11761052
    Abstract: A process for preparing a multi-thickness welded steel vehicle rail, the process comprises the steps of: (a) forming a first tube having a first outer diameter, an inner diameter and a first wall thickness; (b) forming a second tube having the first outer diameter, a second inner diameter and a second wall thickness different than the first wall thickness; (c) swaging a first end of the first tube to a second outer diameter less than the second inner diameter of the second tube; (d) inserting the swaged first end of the first tube into an end of the second tube to form a joint; (e) welding the first tube and the second tube together to form a weld at the joint to form a tube blank with a heat affected zone of lower metal strength in the area of the weld; (f) preheating the tube blank to create a common crystalline microstructure along a length of the tube blank; (g) introducing the tube blank into a blow molding tool having inner molding walls; (h) molding the tube blank at an elevated temperature by expandin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Multimatic Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11744911
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure may include a base for a scent warmer. The base may include a base member and a stem extending upwardly from the base member. The stem may be configured to carry a heating element thereon. The base may also include an elastomeric sleeve surrounding at least a portion of the stem. The elastomeric sleeve may be configured to apply a retention force between a removable decorative body and the stem. The elastomeric sleeve may include a wall member sized and configured to abut against the stem and a plurality of ribs extending radially outward from the wall member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Scentsy, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Orville Thompson, Kyle Ostrem, Mark Sullivan, Martin Stenger
  • Publication number: 20230270909
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure may include a base for a scent warmer. The base may include a base member and a stem extending upwardly from the base member. The stem may be configured to carry a heating element thereon. The base may also include an elastomeric sleeve surrounding at least a portion of the stem. The elastomeric sleeve may be configured to apply a retention force between a removable decorative body and the stem. The elastomeric sleeve may include a wall member sized and configured to abut against the stem and a plurality of ribs extending radially outward from the wall member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2023
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Inventors: R. Orville Thompson, Kyle Ostrem, Mark Sullivan, Martin Stenger
  • Publication number: 20230183831
    Abstract: A process for preparing a multi-thickness welded steel vehicle rail, the process comprises the steps of: (a) forming a first tube having a first outer diameter, an inner diameter and a first wall thickness; (b) forming a second tube having the first outer diameter, a second inner diameter and a second wall thickness different than the first wall thickness; (c) swaging a first end of the first tube to a second outer diameter less than the second inner diameter of the second tube; (d) inserting the swaged first end of the first tube into an end of the second tube to form a joint; (e) welding the first tube and the second tube together to form a weld at the joint to form a tube blank with a heat affected zone of lower metal strength in the area of the weld; (f) preheating the tube blank to create a common crystalline microstructure along a length of the tube blank; (g) introducing the tube blank into a blow molding tool having inner molding walls; (h) molding the tube blank at an elevated temperature by expandin
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Inventor: Mark Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11668434
    Abstract: A TV wall mounting device includes a wall mount box with vertical supports, a display mount receiving a TV, and an extending/contracting portion between the box and the display mount. The extending/contracting portion has lower and upper arms rotatably attached to the wall mount with rear axles, a pair of linear actuators rotatably attached to the wall mount, a front portion that rises and lowers with action of the actuators, and a horizontally-swiveling portion that is raised and lowered with the front portion and is capable of rotating right-left with respect to the front portion. The display mount is attached to the horizontally-swiveling portion. Parallel operation of the linear actuators, wherein each actuator extends and retracts while keeping the same length as the other actuator, causes the display mount to go up and down. Differential operation of the actuators causes the display mount to rotate right and left.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: MANEHU PRODUCT ALLIANCE, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Newville, Mark Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20220314207
    Abstract: Catalytic compositions and sequential catalytic methods are generally described. in some embodiments, a composition comprises a first catalyst comprising a Cu-modified zeolite, and a second catalyst capable of a coupling reaction between (a) an intermediate resulting from a reaction of a reactant at the first catalyst, and (b) a co-reagent, wherein a rate of diffusion of the co-reagent within one or more cages and/or pores of the first catalyst is lower than a rate of diffusion of the intermediate within the one or more cages and/or pores of the first catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicants: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Yuriy Román-Leshkov, Randall J. Meyer, Pedro M. Serna Merino, Mark Sullivan, Kimberly Dinh
  • Patent number: 11262644
    Abstract: The disclosed structured light projector may include (1) a light source having a light-emitting side that emits light, (2) a solid optical spacer element having a first side securely coupled to the light-emitting side of the light source, and (3) a diffractive optical element (DOE) stack including one or more DOEs, where the DOE stack includes (a) a light-receiving side securely coupled to a second side of the solid optical spacer element opposite the first side, and (b) a light-emitting side opposite the light-receiving side that emits structured light in response to the light received from the light-emitting side of the light source via the solid optical spacer element. Various other devices and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Sullivan, Jonatan Ginzburg
  • Patent number: 11198215
    Abstract: A robotic arm assembly having an arm with at least one end effector pivotally connected to the end of the arm. The robotic arm assembly has a continuous belt driven by two motors. Manipulation of the speed and direction of the two motors controls the length of the arm and the tilt of the end effector. A third motor controls the tilt of the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Inventors: Joshua Scott, Mark Sullivan, Matthew Werner
  • Patent number: 11186061
    Abstract: A composite article is provided for use as a heat spreader, a cooling element or as part of the heating system for a wide variety of items. The composite article can include at least one sheet of compressed particles of exfoliated graphite or graphiiized polymer. A protective coating may be aligned or adhered with a surface of the sheet. The article may also include at least one of a fiber reinforced polymer, a fiber weave or fiber mat or combinations thereof, aligned with at least one of the first surface of the sheet or a second surface of the sheet. The composite article can include a plurality of strips of compressed particles of exfoliated graphite, of graphiiized polymer or combinations thereof, which are woven together and/or it can Include cut outs, slits or other perforations to provide flexibility, stretehabi Kiy, and breathability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: NEOGRAF SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Deanna J. Burwell, Helen K. Mayer, Martin D. Smalc, Lawrence K. Jones, Gerald F. Hoffert, Mark A. Sullivan, Andrew D. Wild, Craig A. Butrick
  • Publication number: 20210346875
    Abstract: Catalytic compositions and sequential catalytic methods are generally described. in some embodiments, a composition comprises a first catalyst comprising a Cu-modified zeolite, and a second catalyst capable of a coupling reaction between (a) an intermediate resulting from a reaction of a reactant at the first catalyst, and (b) a co-reagent, wherein a rate of diffusion of the co-reagent within one or more cages and/or pores of the first catalyst is lower than a rate of diffusion of the intermediate within the one or more cages and/or pores of the first catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicants: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Yuriy Román-Leshkov, Randall J. Meyer, Pedro M. Serna Merino, Mark Sullivan, Kimberly Dinh
  • Publication number: 20210228758
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure may include a base for a scent warmer. The base may include a base member and a stem extending upwardly from the base member. The stem may be configured to carry a heating element thereon. The base may also include an elastomeric sleeve surrounding at least a portion of the stem. The elastomeric sleeve may be configured to apply a retention force between a removable decorative body and the stem. The elastomeric sleeve may include a wall member sized and configured to abut against the stem and a plurality of ribs extending radially outward from the wall member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: R. Orville Thompson, Kyle Ostrem, Mark Sullivan, Martin Stenger
  • Patent number: D931996
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Scentsy, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Orville Thompson, Kyle Ostrem, Mark Sullivan, Martin Stenger