Patents by Inventor Mark W. Wilson

Mark W. Wilson 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).

  • Publication number: 20210053886
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for applying biochar to turf and landscape to allow the turf and landscape to be effectively maintained under reduced water and/or reduced fertilizer applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Cool Planet Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard W. Wilson, Han Suk Kim, Ranko Panayotov Bontchev, Neil Christopher Wahlgren, Vern S Traxler, Timothy Alan Thompson, Brian Buege, Mark L. Jarand
  • Publication number: 20210046313
    Abstract: Various methods and apparatus for treating a condition associated with impaired glucose regulation in a subject comprising in one embodiment, applying a neural conduction block to a target nerve at a blocking site with the neural conduction block selected to at least partially block nerve pulses. In another embodiment, combinations of down-regulating and or up-regulating with or without pharmaceutical agents are used to treat impaired glucose regulation. In other embodiments, up-regulation or down-regulation of various nerves, such as the vagus and its branches, and the splanchnic is used to modify the production of GLP-1 and GIP, thereby controlling glucose levels. In yet further embodiments, combinations of down-regulating and or up-regulating with or without pharmaceutical agents are used to modify the production of GLP-1 and GIP, to treat impaired glucose regulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Arnold W. Thornton, Dennis Dong-won Kim, Mark B. Knudson, Katherine S. Tweden, Richard R. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20200397128
    Abstract: A coupler for removeable coupling an object to a support. The coupler includes a cover, a ring, and a base. The cover couples to the support. The ring includes a first arm, a second arm, a third arm, a fourth arm, a first stop, and a second stop. Each arm of the ring is formed of a resilient material. The ring is positioned in a cavity of the cover. The base couples to the accessory. The base cooperates with the cover and the ring to couple to the cover and to rotate from a decoupled position to an intermediate position and further to a clocked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Mark A. HANCHETT, John W. WILSON, Nathan A. PATULSKI, William J. SOPER
  • Patent number: 10849480
    Abstract: A method and dishwasher utilize a spray basket that includes a container body that defines a compartment for retaining utensils as well as multiple sets of nozzles, a portion of which are configured to direct a spray of fluid into the compartment, and another portion of which are configured to direct a spray of fluid external from the container body. The spray of fluid directed external from the container body may be used, for example, to provide a power wash zone adjacent to the spray basket to assist in cleaning other utensils in a dishwasher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mark W. Wilson, Timothy Martin Wetzel, Scott A. Stinebruner
  • Patent number: 10845117
    Abstract: A variable fluid dispenser for a refrigerator utilizes a variable control suitable for varying the rate of fluid dispensing by the dispenser. In some instances, the variable control may include a rotary control actuator that varies the fluid dispensing rate of the variable dispenser, and in some instances, the variable control may include a variable control actuator movable between a range of positions that includes a home position at which the variable dispenser is deactivated. In such instances, movement of the variable control actuator away from the home position both activates the variable dispenser to dispense fluid and increases the fluid dispensing rate of the variable dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eric Scalf, Mark W. Wilson, Paul Staun
  • Publication number: 20200340729
    Abstract: A refrigerator and method utilize a pair of tandem evaporators to provide cooling for both a compartment and an ice making system of a refrigerator. An upstream evaporator in the pair of tandem evaporators provides cooling for a compartment such as a freezer, fresh food, flexible cooling, or quick cooling compartment, while a downstream evaporator is in fluid communication with the upstream evaporator to receive a portion of the air cooled by the upstream evaporator and further cool the received portion for use in cooling one or more components of the ice making system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Eric Scalf, Mark W. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20200333019
    Abstract: A venting appliance for use with a cooking appliance including a cooktop with at least one cooking element disposed thereon, where the venting appliance may include: a housing configured to be positioned above the cooktop; a repositionable vent arm coupled to and extending below the housing; and a controller coupled to the repositionable vent arm and configured to determine that a first cooking element among at least one cooking elements is active, and in response thereto, automatically reposition the vent arm to be closer to the first cooking element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Eric Scalf, Robert M. Digman, Mark W. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10791821
    Abstract: A coupler for removeable coupling an object to a support. The coupler includes a cover, a ring, and a base. The cover couples to the support. The ring includes a first arm, a second arm, a third arm, a fourth arm, a first stop, and a second stop. Each arm of the ring is formed of a resilient material. The ring is positioned in a cavity of the cover. The base couples to the accessory. The base cooperates with the cover and the ring to couple to the cover and to rotate from a decoupled position to an intermediate position and further to a clocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Axon Enterprise, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Hanchett, John W. Wilson, Nathan A. Patulski, William J. Soper
  • Patent number: 10794629
    Abstract: A system for measuring and monitoring the closure of a refrigerated compartment of an appliance includes a controller having at least one input and at least one output for receiving and providing electrical signals to a plurality of electrical components of the appliance. The system includes a pressure sensor for monitoring the compartment to detect the presence of a negative pressure pulse indicative of a compartment closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mark W. Wilson, Eric Scalf
  • Publication number: 20200305680
    Abstract: A dishwasher utilizes multiple rack-mounted corner sprayers disposed in corners defined between a side wall and front and rear walls of a dishwasher rack to direct fluid inwardly from the corners to wash utensils supported by the rack. The corner sprayers are in fluid communication with one another by a fluid channel that extends along the side wall of the rack, and an inlet port coupled to the first corner sprayer conveys fluid to each of the corner sprayers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Mark W. Wilson, Robert M. Digman, Joel Boyer
  • Patent number: 10761944
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed for identifying duplicated media content in a plurality of media files. In some examples, according to a media file format, media content sequences may be located and duplicated media content sequences identified. For these examples, at least a portion of the identified duplicated media content sequences may then be deleted or not stored at a storage system. Other examples are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael G. Wilson, Mark W. Storer
  • Patent number: 10739009
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a gas burner head with one or more rotating burners. The gas burner head may include an outer burner and an inner burner rotating about an axis. Multiple gas burner heads may be rotatably interconnected. Rotating one or more burners within one or more gas burner heads may allow a variety of burner characteristics and/or patterns. One or more gas burner heads may be used in a variety of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Richard W. Cowan, Mark W. Wilson, Vern Neal
  • Patent number: 10724742
    Abstract: Graphical cooking profiles may be used to control a cooking appliance such as an oven, stovetop, range, grill or the like by varying applied cooking energy in the cooking appliance over the course of a cooking cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mark W. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10722714
    Abstract: Various methods and apparatus for treating a condition associated with impaired glucose regulation in a subject comprising in one embodiment, applying a neural conduction block to a target nerve at a blocking site with the neural conduction block selected to at least partially block nerve pulses. In another embodiment, combinations of down-regulating and or up-regulating with or without pharmaceutical agents are used to treat impaired glucose regulation. In other embodiments, up-regulation or down-regulation of various nerves, such as the vagus and its branches, and the splanchnic is used to modify the production of GLP-1 and GIP, thereby controlling glucose levels. In yet further embodiments, combinations of down-regulating and or up-regulating with or without pharmaceutical agents are used to modify the production of GLP-1 and GIP, to treat impaired glucose regulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ReShape Lifesciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnold W. Thornton, Dennis Dong-won Kim, Mark B. Knudson, Katherine S. Tweden, Richard R. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10724735
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a gas burner head with one or more rotating burners. The gas burner head may include an outer burner and an inner burner rotating about an axis. Multiple gas burner heads may be rotatably interconnected. Rotating one or more burners within one or more gas burner heads may allow a variety of burner characteristics and/or patterns. One or more gas burner heads may be used in a variety of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Richard W. Cowan, Mark W. Wilson, Vern Neal
  • Patent number: 10718526
    Abstract: An illumination system for a cooking appliance is capable of illuminating generally downwardly onto the cooktop burners of the cooking appliance using multiple illumination schemes. One illumination scheme may be used to indicate which cooktop burner is controlled by a particular burner control that a user is interacting with prior to activation of the cooktop burner, e.g., to indicate to a user that a burner control that the user has touched or is otherwise proximate to controls a particular cooktop burner. Another illumination scheme may be used to indicate which cooktop burner is being adjusted when a user is adjusting a particular burner control, e.g., to indicate to a user that a burner control that the user is currently manipulating is changing the output of a particular cooktop burner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Vern A. Neal, Mark W. Wilson, Daniel Joseph Trice
  • Publication number: 20200223040
    Abstract: A tool for use with Quick Release (QR) fasteners, and related methods and kits. The tool generally includes an elongate main body with a fastener-receiving area. The fastener-receiving area is configured to simultaneously support the head of the QR fastener and depress the button of the QR fastener. The fastener-receiving area includes a slot that is distally and downwardly open, two shoulders that bound the slot, and a ventral surface. The QR fastener is inserted into the slot so that the head of the QR fastener rests on the first and second shoulders, the collar portion of the QR fastener extends through the slot, and the ventral surface depresses the button of the QR fastener. With the button depressed in this fashion, the retention feature of the QR fastener is released, which allows the worker to manipulate the QR fastener by moving the tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jay Wallace Colacecchi, Gerritt W. Kroeze, Mark James Wilson
  • Patent number: 10712074
    Abstract: A refrigerator and method utilize a pair of tandem evaporators to provide cooling for both a compartment and an ice making system of a refrigerator. An upstream evaporator in the pair of tandem evaporators provides cooling for a compartment such as a freezer, fresh food, flexible cooling, or quick cooling compartment, while a downstream evaporator is in fluid communication with the upstream evaporator to receive a portion of the air cooled by the upstream evaporator and further cool the received portion for use in cooling one or more components of the ice making system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eric Scalf, Mark W. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10697647
    Abstract: A venting appliance for use with a cooking appliance including a cooktop with at least one cooking element disposed thereon, where the venting appliance may include: a housing configured to be positioned above the cooktop; a repositionable vent arm coupled to and extending below the housing; and a controller coupled to the repositionable vent arm and configured to determine that a first cooking element among at least one cooking elements is active, and in response thereto, automatically reposition the vent arm to be closer to the first cooking element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eric Scalf, Robert M. Digman, Mark W. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10687684
    Abstract: A dishwasher utilizing one or more sprayer rings disposed proximate to one or more tines of a dishwasher rack, where the sprayer ring(s) are in fluid communication with a fluid supply that is configured to supply a fluid to the one or more sprayer rings to spray fluid onto utensils disposed within the wash tub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mark W. Wilson