Patents by Inventor Mark Turner

Mark Turner 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: 11369380
    Abstract: A method of applying a buttress to a surgical stapler end effector comprises positioning a buttress assembly between an anvil and a staple cartridge of the end effector. The buttress assembly comprises a buttress body and an adhesive material. The adhesive material faces either an underside of the anvil or a deck of the staple cartridge. The anvil is in an open position relative to the staple cartridge during the act of positioning the buttress assembly between the anvil and the staple cartridge. The method further comprises moving the anvil toward the staple cartridge then moving the anvil back to the open position. The buttress assembly is adhered to the underside of the anvil or the deck of the staple cartridge via the adhesive material with the anvil moved back to the open position. The adhesive material comprises a bioabsorbable polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Rao S. Bezwada, Jason L. Harris, Prudence A. Turner, Mark S. Zeiner, Charles J. Scheib
  • Patent number: 11364559
    Abstract: A hole saw includes a base member configured to secure the hole saw to a drive device and a plurality of blade members where each blade member is connected to and disposed orthogonally to the base member via a respective extender. Each blade member has cutting teeth extending in a respective cutting direction and distances between the cutting teeth and the base member vary along the respective cutting direction of the respective blade members. Each respective extender is configured cantilever support opposite, freestanding distal ends of the respective blade member where each distal end of each respective blade member is disconnected from the distal end of an adjacent blade member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventor: Mark Turner
  • Publication number: 20220183678
    Abstract: A buttress is applied to an end effector of a surgical stapler. The buttress is loaded on a platform of a buttress applier cartridge. The end effector is closed upon the platform. An adhesive layer of the buttress secures the buttress to the end effector. The buttress is thus adhered to the end effector when the end effector is opened. The end effector is then actuated on tissue of a patient, thereby stapling the buttress to the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Michael J. Vendely, Trevor J. Barton, Jason L. Harris, Charles J. Scheib, Emily A. Schellin, Prudence A. Turner, Steven G. Hall, Victoria Dalessandro, Jackie J. Donners, Mark D. Timmer, Rao S. Bezwada, Aidan Craigwood, Caroline Hagerman, Ashley Easter, Kathrin Holtzmann, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Mark S. Zeiner
  • Publication number: 20220175382
    Abstract: A method of applying a buttress to a surgical stapler end effector comprises positioning a buttress assembly between an anvil and a staple cartridge of the end effector. The buttress assembly comprises a buttress body and an adhesive material. The adhesive material faces either an underside of the anvil or a deck of the staple cartridge. The anvil is in an open position relative to the staple cartridge during the act of positioning the buttress assembly between the anvil and the staple cartridge. The method further comprises moving the anvil toward the staple cartridge then moving the anvil back to the open position. The buttress assembly is adhered to the underside of the anvil or the deck of the staple cartridge via the adhesive material with the anvil moved back to the open position. The adhesive material comprises a bioabsorbable polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Rao S. Bezwada, Jason L. Harris, Prudence A. Turner, Mark S. Zeiner, Charles J. Scheib
  • Publication number: 20220167978
    Abstract: A buttress assembly is configured to temporarily adhere to a wet surgical stapler end effector. The buttress assembly includes a buttress body and a humidity tolerant adhesive material. The humidity tolerant adhesive material is applied to at least one side of the buttress body. The humidity tolerant adhesive material is configured to hold the buttress body to an underside of an anvil or a deck of a staple cartridge for at least five minutes in an environment of 100% relative humidity at approximately 37° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Michael J. Vendely, Prudence A. Turner, Jackie J. Donners, Mark D. Timmer, Rao S. Bezwada, Aidan Craigwood, Caroline Hagerman, Ashley Easter, Kathrin Holtzmann
  • Publication number: 20220166662
    Abstract: A method of joining a first device and a second device with a network, the method comprising: joining a first device with the network and subsequently joining a second device with the network, where a priority level for joining with the network associated with the first device is higher than the priority level for joining with the network associated with the second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert Mark Stefan PORTER, Alan Hogg TURNER, Gareth SYLVESTER-BRADLEY
  • Publication number: 20220155354
    Abstract: A utility meter includes a consumption measurement unit for generating consumption data, a meter processor, and a RTC for time stamping the consumption data to provide interval meter data during interval meter operation. A memory stores the interval meter data. The meter processor implements/initiates responsive to a power loss that suspends RTC operation, switching from interval to relative time operation where consumption data is stored as relative consumption data together with a relative time as relative meter data. Responsive power restoration and receiving a current time, the meter switches from relative time to interval meter operation. The restoration time is calculated using the current and an elapsed time since the restoration. The time of restoration and current time is used to generate calculated times. The consumption data from relative time operation is time stamped with the calculated times to provide time-corrected relative meter data that is stored to the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Sean Michael Scoggins, Scott Turner Holdsclaw, Mark Alan Ranta, Raymond Hiram Kelley
  • Publication number: 20220026214
    Abstract: A method for calibrating zero rate offset (ZRO) of a first inertial sensor located on a device, the method includes determining a stability level of the device based on information associated with at least one non-inertial sensor located on the device; and performing a calibration of the ZRO of the first inertial sensor when the stability level is above a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Bryan A. COOK, Yun LI, Mark TURNER, Douglas Charles CARLSON
  • Patent number: 11210710
    Abstract: Techniques for inserting advertising content into digital content are disclosed. The system may determine a compatibility between advertising content and digital content, determine candidate advertising content and candidate digital content using the determined compatibility, determine that the candidate digital content includes an advertising zone specifying an area where advertising content may be inserted, determine that an advertising slot of the candidate advertising content matches the advertising zone, and select digital content from the candidate digital content. The system may further select advertising content from the candidate advertising content, and combine selected digital content and selected advertising content by inserting the selected advertising content into the advertising zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: WP COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Mark Turner, Aram Jason Zucker-Scharff
  • Patent number: 11157091
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention address these needs and others by providing a handheld device, e.g., a 3D pointing device, which uses at least one sensor to detect motion of the handheld device. The detected motion can then be mapped into a desired output, e.g., cursor movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: IDHL Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew G. Liberty, Daniel S. Simpkins, Charles W. K. Gritton, Mark Turner, Frank A. Hunleth
  • Publication number: 20210318142
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for estimating and calibrating a gyroscope's scale using a magnetometer mounted on the same device by rotating the device about an axis multiple times; and, during the first rotation, storing the magnetometer magnetic field reading and a heading (from integration of the gyroscope readings) at each of a plurality of angular reference points; then, during each subsequent rotation, determining magnetometer/gyroscope-heading output pairs for which the magnetometer output matches the magnetometer reading corresponding to one of the reference points, thereby indicating that the device has reached the same heading as the matching reference point; then, for each matching output sample pair, using that magnetometer/gyroscope-heading output sample pair to update the gyroscope scale factor for the corresponding angular reference point; and averaging those scale estimates to generate a final gyroscope scale factor estimate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Bryan A. Cook, Yun Li, Mark Turner
  • Publication number: 20210294661
    Abstract: A cloud service is aggregated from private server farms for the purpose of large computational jobs such as rendering the computer graphics scenes in movies. This cloud service faces unique challenges because its private server farms have nonhomogeneous resources, capacity that may fluctuate, and resource constraints. Clients submit jobs that come labelled with Quality of Service information that may include a priority. Then a Global Task Manager efficiently assigns jobs to servers based on this Quality of Service information, and mediates the jobs being submitted and the results being returned back to the client. Jobs may be given deadlines or resource constraints for the Global Task Manager to optimize. Clients may make price bids that the Global Task Manager negotiates with the private server farms owners. The Global Task Manager may be allowed to preempt jobs from their assigned place in the processing queue, when necessary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventor: Mark Turner
  • Patent number: 11090181
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to a nasal dilator comprising a body for insertion into a nasal cavity of a nose. The body includes a loop structure having an inner surface, a reverse outer surface, a first side and a second side opposite to the first side. The inner surface defines an aperture and the reverse outer surface is configured for urging against a nasal passage wall of the nose. The body further includes an arm member having a first end coupled to the loop structure and a free end, the arm member extending outwardly from the loop structure and configured to extend along a nasal passage of the nasal cavity and engage with an internal surface of a nostril of the nose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: ASAP Breatheassist Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Michael Ralph Burgess Johnson, Toby James Hartley, Ashley Mark Turner
  • Publication number: 20210237504
    Abstract: A painting tool holder is provided. The painting tool holder includes a body defining an upper platform and a lower platform, wherein the upper platform and the lower platform are connected via a front support. A rear support extends from the upper platform. The front support and the rear support define a channel therebetween for receiving a rim of a paint can therein. A pair of support rings are disposed on opposing lateral sides of the lower platform. A fastener is disposed on a first side of the upper platform. An upper support ring is disposed on a second side of the upper platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventor: Mark Turner
  • Patent number: 11079252
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for estimating and calibrating a gyroscope's scale using a magnetometer mounted on the same device by rotating the device about an axis multiple times; and, during the first rotation, storing the magnetometer magnetic field reading and a heading (from integration of the gyroscope readings) at each of a plurality of angular reference points; then, during each subsequent rotation, determining magnetometer/gyroscope-heading output pairs for which the magnetometer output matches the magnetometer reading corresponding to one of the reference points, thereby indicating that the device has reached the same heading as the matching reference point; then, for each matching output sample pair, using that magnetometer/gyroscope-heading output sample pair to update the gyroscope scale factor for the corresponding angular reference point; and averaging those scale estimates to generate a final gyroscope scale factor estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: IDHL HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Bryan A. Cook, Yun Li, Mark Turner
  • Publication number: 20210201956
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiment generate a 3D representation of a 2D scene depicted to two dimensional video. The 3D representation includes individual 3D media elements representing objects included in the 2D scene. 3D void segments within the 2D scene are identified based on an aggregation of the individual 3D media elements. The 3D void segments are prioritized for insertion of additional 3D media elements within the 3D void spaces based on a variety of factors including lighting present at the 3D void segment, a distance of the 3D void segment from a center of the 2D scene, a size of the 3D void segment, and a time duration the 3D void segment is present in the 2D scene. A new 3D media element in these selected for insertion into the 2D scene based on the priorities of the 3D void segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Spencer Stephens, Roy Taylor, Mark Turner
  • Patent number: 11032586
    Abstract: Techniques for dynamic digital advertising are disclosed. In one particular embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a dynamic advertising method comprising: receiving, by a computer processor associated with a dynamic advertising device, from a client device, first advertising content information including timepoint data for a playback event associated with first advertising content of a first advertising slot on a webpage; configuring, by the computer processor, a recall request for the first advertising content, the recall request including identification data associated with the first advertising content and specifying a timepoint obtained from the timepoint data; receiving, by the computer processor, from the client device, first advertising content resume request; and requesting, by the computer processor, for the client device, using the recall request, timepoint-configured first advertising content having a playback start time equal to the timepoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: WP COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Mark Turner, Amanda Hicks, Matthew Philip Lemieux, Hongliang Eric Lin, Aram Jason Zucker-Scharff, Christian Derrick Walls, Brittany Pableo
  • Patent number: 10799427
    Abstract: There is disclosed a drinking receptacle comprising: a container for containing a fluid for drinking; and an outlet member having an outlet through which the fluid is delivered under a pressure supplied by a user of the receptacle and a collar portion that attaches to an opening of the container such that an undersurface of the collar portion abuts with an upper surface of the opening of the container to form a substantially sealed engagement between the outlet member and the container; wherein either the undersurface of the collar portion or the upper surface of the opening of the container has at least one vent formed therein, the at least one vent being configured such that when said pressure is applied to the outlet member the at least one vent member permits the controlled ingress of air into the container to facilitate flow of fluid from the outlet, and when said pressure is removed the at least one vent member substantially prevents the ingress of air into the container to facilitate a controlled vacuu
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Sepal IP Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Callum MacLeod, Toby Hartley, Mark Turner, John Petschel, Justin Armistead, George Kotsiopoulos, Diana Tomoiaga
  • Publication number: 20200316698
    Abstract: A hole saw includes a base member configured to secure the hole saw to a drive device and a plurality of blade members where each blade member is connected to and disposed orthogonally to the base member via a respective extender. Each blade member has cutting teeth extending in a respective cutting direction and distances between the cutting teeth and the base member vary along the respective cutting direction of the respective blade members. Each respective extender is configured cantilever support opposite, freestanding distal ends of the respective blade member where each distal end of each respective blade member is disconnected from the distal end of an adjacent blade member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventor: Mark Turner
  • Patent number: D892572
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: The Decor Corporation Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Toby James Hartley, George Kotsiopoulos, Alexander Schoenmakers, Mark Turner