Patents by Inventor Mark Wood

Mark Wood 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: 11896672
    Abstract: The invention provides conjugates that comprise a targeting moiety, a nucleic acid, and optional linking groups as well as synthetic intermediates and synthetic methods useful for preparing the conjugates. The conjugates are useful to target therapeutic nucleic acids to the liver and to treat liver diseases including hepatitis (e.g. hepatitis B and hepatitis D).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: ARBUTUS BIOPHARMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Heyes, Richard J. Holland, Alan D. Martin, Mark Wood
  • Publication number: 20240013645
    Abstract: A method and system for collecting context information in response to prediction of an emergency event. A cloud-based computing system could determine that an emergency event is predicted to impact a customer premises at an upcoming time. Responsive to that determination, and before the upcoming time, the cloud-based computing system could then cause or more on-premises computing devices at the customer premises to collect and report context information, such as a count of people present at the customer premises and/or an operational state of one or more utilities or other systems at the customer premises, that may assist in responding to the emergency event. Further, the cloud-based computing system could select a given such device at the customer premises to function as a coordinating device to work with one or more other devices at the customer premises to collect and report the context information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Sunil Ramesh, Charles Brian Pinkerton, Mark Robins, Anthony Wood
  • Patent number: 11857020
    Abstract: A collapsible protective helmet (10) comprises an impact-resistant base body (11) intended to encircle the head of a wearer and an impact-resistant crown (12) coupled to the base body by coupling means to be movable between a protective position in which the crown is supported by the base body in an orientation in which the crown covers the top of the head of the wearer and a stored position inverted relative to the protective position in which the crown is supported by, but nested in, the base body. The helmet further comprises releasable locking means for locking the base body (11) and crown (12) together in each of the two positions of the crown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventors: Josh Sam Cohen, Nicolas Dominic Cotton, William Mark Wood
  • Patent number: 11858238
    Abstract: Methods for forming multi-layer substrates including top and bottom surface layers and a melt softened thermoplastic material layer between the exterior surface layers, where the thermoplastic material includes polyethylene or has a tan delta value of 0.2 to 0.4 within the temperature range of 100° F.-350° F. The 3 (or more) layers are assembled, and heated, melt softening the thermoplastic material, causing bonding of the thermoplastic layer to the exterior surface layers. A cleaning composition may be loaded onto the multi-layer substrate, where a fluid pathway through the melted thermoplastic material allows the cleaning composition to travel between the surface layers. Adhesion between the surface layers and the thermoplastic layer is provided by the thermoplastic material itself, which bonds to groups of fibers in the surface layers. The process does not require chemical adhesives, any processing water, drying, or the like, so as to be possible with low capital investment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: THE CLOROX COMPANY
    Inventors: Nikhil P. Dani, Joerg Hendrix, Scott Wood, Hubert Chan, Mark Pszczolkowski, Daniela Fritter
  • Publication number: 20230384063
    Abstract: A waterbody access barrier system has one or more floating barrier segments, and a first floating gate segment for blocking an opening in the barrier system. The first floating gate segment has a latching system to connect it to a capture gear, which is at a fixed barrier termination point or on a second floating gate segment. One or more thrusters are mounted on at least the first floating gate segment. The latching system, and the thrusters, are autonomously or semi-autonomously controlled by a control system, which receives positional signals, for example from a global positioning system (GPS) and/or a light detection and ranging system (LiDAR) operatively connected to the first floating gate segment, and moves the first floating gate segment accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Erick Knezek, Matthew Marcy, Mark Wood, David Delleart, William Newton Seelig, Christopher Pacheco
  • Publication number: 20230381407
    Abstract: A delivery device for delivering medicament, such as insulin, to a patient includes a housing and a base enclosing an inner cavity. Enclosed within the housing is a reservoir for containing a medicament, a delivery mechanism for delivering the medicament to the patient, and a pump in fluid communication with the reservoir and delivery mechanism. The base has an integrally formed fluid channel covered by a flexible membrane in fluid communication with the reservoir and the delivery mechanism. A peristaltic pump mechanism includes a cam assembly having a plurality of cams and cam follower assembly with a plurality of protrusions to sequentially engaging the flexible membrane to advance the fluid through fluid channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Bo Yang YU, Alessandro PIZZOCHERO, J. Richard GYORY, Mark WOOD
  • Publication number: 20230366386
    Abstract: A rotary pump for a fluid metering system is provided. The rotary pump reciprocates, and is reversed by a signal from a limit switch that is deflected by an actuator arm on a rotating sleeve of the pump system. The sleeve receives a gasket that forms a seal between the sleeve and the housing, the gasket having an opening surrounding a side hole of the sleeve to permit fluid to pass through the side hole between a pump volume and an inlet port or outlet port of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Russell COLE, Dan NOLAN, Mark WOOD
  • Patent number: 11787124
    Abstract: An apparatus and related methods for constructing articles with cured pressure-sensitive adhesives comprising (i) a coater that applies a curable adhesive to a membrane; (ii) a cross-linking apparatus adapted to receive said membrane with said curable adhesive, said cross-linking apparatus comprising a light source positioned a first predetermined height above an aperture plate having an aperture therethrough, wherein said aperture plate is positioned a second predetermined height, said first predetermined height and said second predetermined height selected to define an exposure area of light emitted from said light source on to said curable adhesive to form a composite product; and (iii) a roll adapted to receive said composite product, said roll adapted to control a speed at which said membrane with said curable adhesive is exposed to light from said light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Holcim Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Jiansheng Tang, Carl E. Watkins, Jr., Charles Harville, Mark Wood, Joseph Carr
  • Patent number: 11759610
    Abstract: Aspects of articulating devices and methods are disclosed. An exemplary articulating device may comprise an interior core with a reinforcing extending along a central axis, an exterior layer bonded to the interior core by an interface, and a lumen extending through the exterior layer, exterior of the reinforcing element, and parallel to the central axis. A steering wire may be moveable in the lumen to articulate a distal end of the device relative to the central axis in response to a force applied to the steering wire. Related methods of manufacturing an articulating device are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Calabrese, Brian Gaffney, Gene Storbeck, Mark Wood
  • Patent number: 11763656
    Abstract: A method and system for collecting context information in response to prediction of an emergency event. A cloud-based computing system could determine that an emergency event is predicted to impact a customer premises at an upcoming time. Responsive to that determination, and before the upcoming time, the cloud-based computing system could then cause or more on-premises computing devices at the customer premises to collect and report context information, such as a count of people present at the customer premises and/or an operational state of one or more utilities or other systems at the customer premises, that may assist in responding to the emergency event. Further, the cloud-based computing system could select a given such device at the customer premises to function as a coordinating device to work with one or more other devices at the customer premises to collect and report the context information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventors: Sunil Ramesh, Charles Brian Pinkerton, Mark Robins, Anthony Wood
  • Publication number: 20230285663
    Abstract: Medication delivery system including a container, reservoir, or chamber for medium or fluid, and a mechanism or driving components configurable outside of medium or fluid chamber for advancing a plunger to dispense medium or fluid. The system can include syringe-style drug container, reservoir, or chamber, containing medium or fluid dispensable by advancing plunger disposed inside the container, where the container includes a sliceable portion and where a cutter or slicer is configurable on plunger holder or pusher behind plunger such that cutter cuts through sliceable portion of container as plunger is advanced dispensing medium out of container. The present disclosure is further directed to a patch pump comprising the system as described above. The present disclosure is further directed to a medicament delivery device comprising the system as described above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Nitish Kumar Varma Kunaparaju, Mark Wood, Dan Yasevac, Khodabakhsh Saeedi
  • Publication number: 20230262290
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various embodiments for a media device upgrading system with a native user interface. An embodiment operates by displaying a native user interface of a media device configured to operate in both a normal mode without an upgrader device and an upgrader mode when an upgrader device is connected to an input port of the media device. It is determined that the upgrader device is connected a command is received via the native user interface. It is determined that the command operates a software component, and the command is provided to the upgrader device. A response to executing the command is received from the upgrader device, and a response is displayed on the native user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2023
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Applicant: Roku, Inc.
    Inventors: David MENDENHALL, David SHARP, Mark ELY, Jim FUNK, Charles SMITH, Andrew SCHULTZ, Anthony WOOD
  • Publication number: 20230248096
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides high tensile strength FCL seams, as well as methods for forming high tensile strength FCL seams by laser welding. The present disclosure also provides weldable FCL tabs for the reinforcement of both linear and curved sections of seams, as well as methods for reinforcing linear and curved sections of seams with weldable FCL tabs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Applicant: Kennon Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark WEITZ, Justin WOOD, Zachary GREY, Brock SWECKARD, Thomas BUSHNELL, Dakotah GALI
  • Publication number: 20230222315
    Abstract: An energy-efficient sequencer comprising inline multipliers and adders causes a read source that contains matching values to output an enable signal to enable a data item prior to using a multiplier to multiply the data item with a weight to obtain a product for use in a matrix-multiplication in hardware. A second enable signal causes the output to be written to the data item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2023
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Applicant: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Alan Lovell, Robert Michael Muchsel, Donald Wood Loomis III, III
  • Publication number: 20230222341
    Abstract: A system includes: a memory operable to store a predictive model; a first processor communicatively coupled to the memory, the first processor operable to execute the predictive model to perform operations including generating knowledge score metrics based on a set of attributes for individuals included in a specified population, where the knowledge score metrics quantify a prediction of a capability of an individual for performing metadata labeling; a second processor communicatively coupled to the memory and the first processor, the second processor is operable to perform operations including comparing the knowledge score metrics to a specified threshold, and identifying attributes of individuals from a specified population having knowledge score metrics exceeding the specified threshold as attributes of individuals capable of performing metadata labeling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2023
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Inventors: Robert Woods, JR., Mark D. Austin
  • Publication number: 20230183157
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the preparation of halogenated dihydroxybenzene compounds with high yield, selectivity and purity. The compounds are useful, among other things, in the synthesis of cannabinoids and cannabinoid-type compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Inventors: Daniel M. HALLOW, Mark C. DOBISH, Gnel MKRTCHYAN, Richard WOOD, Ramanaiah C. KANAMARLAPUDI, Achintya SUJAN, Amber BURCH
  • Publication number: 20230165973
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions comprising mRNA molecules encapsulated within lipid particles. The lipid particles comprise a cationic lipid, a non-cationic lipid, and an mRNA molecule that is encapsulated within the lipid particle. The compositions are useful, for example, to introduce the mRNA molecules into a human subject where they are translated to produce a polypeptide that functions to ameliorate one or more symptoms of a disease. The invention also provides cationic lipids that are useful for preparing the compositions of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2022
    Publication date: June 1, 2023
    Applicant: ARBUTUS BIOPHARMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: James HEYES, Lorne R. PALMER, Stephen P. REID, Edward D. YAWORSKI, Ian MACLACHLAN, Mark WOOD, Alan D. MARTIN
  • Patent number: 11665401
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various embodiments for a media device upgrading system with a native user interface. An embodiment operates by displaying a native user interface of a media device configured to operate in both a normal mode without an upgrader device and an upgrader mode when an upgrader device is connected to an input port of the media device. It is determined that the upgrader device is connected a command is received via the native user interface. It is determined that the command operates a software component, and the command is provided to the upgrader device. A response to executing the command is received from the upgrader device, and a response is displayed on the native user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventors: David Mendenhall, David Sharp, Mark Ely, Jim Funk, Charles Smith, Andrew Schultz, Anthony Wood
  • Publication number: 20230110295
    Abstract: The invention provides certain nucleic acids (e.g., double stranded siRNA molecules), as well as conjugates that comprise a targeting moiety, a double stranded siRNA, and optional linking groups. Certain embodiments also provide synthetic methods useful for preparing the conjugates. The conjugates are useful to target therapeutic double stranded siRNA to the liver and to treat liver diseases including hepatitis (e.g. hepatitis B and hepatitis D).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Publication date: April 13, 2023
    Applicant: ARBUTUS BIOPHARMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: James HEYES, Richard J. HOLLAND, Adam JUDGE, Amy C. H. LEE, Alan D. MARTIN, Nicholas Michael SNEAD, Emily P. THI, Mark WOOD, Xin YE
  • Publication number: 20230109183
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for the delivery of therapeutic agents to cells. In particular, these include novel, trialkyl, cationic lipids and nucleic acid-lipid particles that provide efficient encapsulation of nucleic acids and efficient delivery of the encapsulated nucleic acid to cells in vivo. The compositions of the present invention are highly potent, thereby allowing effective knock-down of a specific target protein at relatively low doses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2022
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Applicant: ARBUTUS BIOPHARMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Heyes, Mark Wood, Alan Martin