Patents by Inventor Michael A. Marks

Michael A. Marks 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: 20220308142
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance imaging device may include a field generator for generating at least one magnetic gradient field. The field generator may include a first magnet and a second magnet confining an imaging volume of the magnetic resonance imaging device in two spatial directions. The first magnet and the second magnet may be arranged asymmetrically with respect to the imaging volume. The magnetic resonance imaging device may be used to perform a method for acquiring an image of a diagnostically relevant body region of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Mallett, Adrian Mark Thomas, Matthias Gebhardt, Stephan Biber, Andreas Krug, Stefan Popescu, Lars Lauer, Andreas Greiser
  • Patent number: 11453491
    Abstract: One embodiment is a rotor system comprising a duct ring; a hub disposed centrally to the duct ring; first and second stators each connected between the duct ring and the hub; first and second control vanes rotatably connected to the first and second stators, respectively; a structural hoop having a first end connected to the first control vane and a second end connected to the second control vane, the structural hoop for translating rotation of the first control vane about a vane axis to the second control vane; and a mechanism for restricting at least one of forward-aft movement and side-to-side movement of the structural hoop relative to the duct ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Textron Innovations inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Feeley, Karl H. Schroeder, George Matthew Thompson, Michael Mark Attaway, Joseph Richard Carpenter, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11442726
    Abstract: Vector pack and unpack instructions are described. An instruction to perform a conversion between one decimal format and another decimal format is executed, in which the one decimal format or the other decimal format is a zoned decimal format. The executing includes obtaining a value from at least one register specified using the instruction. At least a portion of the value is converted from the one decimal format to the other decimal format different from the one decimal format to provide a converted result. A result obtained from the converted result is written into a single register specified using the instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric Mark Schwarz, Timothy Slegel, Jonathan D. Bradbury, Michael Klein, Reid Copeland, Xin Guo
  • Patent number: 11440652
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to systems and methods for creating a tubular composite structure. In one embodiment, a device comprises multiple layers of cured composite fabric bonded together to form a tubular composite structure, wherein alternating groups of the multiple layers comprise on-axis fabric and off-axis fabric. The tubular composite structure may form a spar for an aerodynamic component. The composite fabric may comprise one or more of carbon, fiberglass, or other composite materials, or a combination of materials. One or more stacks of the fabric wrap completely around the tubular composite structure, and other stacks of fabric may not wrap completely around the tubular composite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Edward Foskey, Jared Mark Paulson, Michael Christopher Burnett, Mark Mays
  • Publication number: 20220280476
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to, in part, compounds and compositions useful for preventing and/or treating a neurological disease or disorder, a disease or condition relating to excessive neuronal excitability, and/or a gain-of-function mutation in a gene (e.g., KCNT1). Methods of treating a neurological disease or disorder, a disease or condition relating to excessive neuronal excitability, and/or a gain-of-function mutation in a gene such as KCNT1 are also provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: Praxis Precision Medicines, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel MARTINEZ BOTELLA, Andrew Mark GRIFFIN, Paul S. CHARIFSON, Kiran REDDY, Michael Kristopher Mathieu KAHLIG, Brian Edward MARRON
  • Publication number: 20220283818
    Abstract: An instruction to perform an operation selected from a plurality of operations configured for the instruction is executed. The executing includes determining a value of a selected operand of the instruction. The determining the value is based on a control of the instruction and includes reading the selected operand of the instruction from a selected operand location to obtain the value of the selected operand, based on the control having a first value, and using a predetermined value as the value of the selected operand, based on the control having a second value. The value and another selected operand of the instruction are multiplied to obtain a product. An arithmetic operation is performed using the product and a chosen operand of the instruction to obtain an intermediate result. A result from the intermediate result is obtained and placed in a selected location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Eric Mark Schwarz, Stefan Payer, Petra Leber, Kerstin Claudia Schelm, Michael Klein, Timothy Slegel, Reid Copeland, Xin Guo
  • Publication number: 20220280019
    Abstract: A lint brush includes a housing and a lint tool having a lint-removing material. The lint tool is movable along a longitudinal axis of the housing between a stowed position where the lint tool is housed in the housing and a deployed position where the lint tool is extended from the housing. The lint tool is rotatable relative to the longitudinal axis from the deployed position to a first rotated position. An actuator is mounted to one of the housing and the lint tool. The actuator is configured to move the lint tool from the first rotated position back to the deployed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel John Connors, Conor Patrick McNamara, Benjamin Beck, Douglas A. Marsden, Ryan Donovan, Michael McDuffee, Jonathan Mark Liston, Phillip Seagram, Marina Eaves
  • Patent number: 11433349
    Abstract: A novel self-cooling food and beverage container and a process for manufacturing the same is disclosed. A self-cooling beverage and food container using a substantive humidification cooling process within said food and beverage container for cooling food and beverage products is disclosed. Methods of assembling and operating the apparatus are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: InCan USA LLC
    Inventor: Michael Mark Anthony
  • Publication number: 20220276866
    Abstract: Vector pack and unpack instructions are described. An instruction to perform a conversion between one decimal format and another decimal format is executed, in which the one decimal format or the other decimal format is a zoned decimal format. The executing includes obtaining a value from at least one register specified using the instruction. At least a portion of the value is converted from the one decimal format to the other decimal format different from the one decimal format to provide a converted result. A result obtained from the converted result is written into a single register specified using the instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Eric Mark Schwarz, Timothy Slegel, Jonathan D. Bradbury, Michael Klein, Reid Copeland, Xin Guo
  • Patent number: 11423573
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a system for calibrating cameras with a fixed focal point. In particular, a camera calibration system comprising one or more computing devices can project a plurality of fiducial markers on a target surface using the plurality of collimators. The camera calibration system can capture, using the camera, a plurality of images of the target surface with the camera, wherein the camera is rotated between each captured image in the plurality of images. The camera calibration system can compare the plurality of images with a ground truth projection. The camera calibration system can generate calibration data based on the comparison of the plurality of images with the ground truth projection. The camera calibration system can store the calibration data for use in rectifying the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Zhijia Yuan, Randyll Mark Cash, II, Danny Hongyu Lu, David Golladay, Michael Vinent Praskovich, Benjamin David Himes, Armen Berberian
  • Publication number: 20220259193
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to, in part, compounds and compositions useful for preventing and/or treating a neurological disease or disorder, a disease or condition relating to excessive neuronal excitability, and/or a gain-of-function mutation in a gene (e.g., KCNT1). Methods of treating a neurological disease or disorder, a disease or condition relating to excessive neuronal excitability, and/or a gain-of-function mutation in a gene such as KCNT1 are also provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: Praxis Precision Medicines, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel MARTINEZ BOTELLA, Andrew Mark GRIFFIN, Paul S. CHARIFSON, Kiran REDDY, Michael Kristopher Mathieu KAHLIG, Brian Edward MARRON
  • Patent number: 11417943
    Abstract: A modular monopole for wireless communications includes: an antenna module having a floor, a ceiling and a side wall that form an antenna compartment, wherein at least one antenna resides within the antenna compartment; a radio module having a floor, a ceiling and a side wall that form a radio compartment, wherein at least one remote radio unit (RRU) resides within the radio compartment; and a base. The base, the radio module, and the antenna module are arranged in vertically stacked relationship, with the base below the radio module and the antenna module above the radio module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Walter Mark Hendrix, Julian R. Colapietro, James E. Noel, Michael J. Paulus
  • Patent number: 11402385
    Abstract: A method of mass spectrometry determines if a mutated variant of a target protein is present in a sample. The method includes subjecting the sample to fragmentation so as to cause the target protein to fragment to form second generation fragment ions, and then mass analysing these fragment ions to obtain spectral data. The method determines if a mutated variant is present in the sample by determining that an ion in the spectral data has a mass to charge ratio that differs from the mass to charge ratio of an ion that would be observed if the target protein was a normal unmutated version of the target protein, and by an amount that corresponds to a mass difference that would be caused by the target protein being a mutated variant of the target protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: MICROMASS UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Jeffery Mark Brown, Michael Raymond Morris, Jonathan Williams, Brian Green
  • Patent number: 11400634
    Abstract: A method for producing pipettes (110, 111, 112) is provided. The method includes extruding a polymer melt into at least one mold segment of a mold assembly (120) having a plurality of mold segments to form a parison (50) or preform, wherein the plurality of mold segments (122) comprise cavities (42) that are shaped to form pipettes when in communication with the cavity of an adjacent mold segment; forming at least two pipettes in the shape of the mold segment cavities by blow-molding or vacuum forming the parison or preform, each of the at least two pipettes having proximal and distal ends; heating the pipettes to form a locally heated portion of the at least two pipettes; and separating the pipettes by cutting the locally heated portion of the at least two pipettes with separation feature (64, 66, 194, 196).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: John Claude Cadotte, Jr., Michael Kurt Schaefer, James Mark Seymour, Andrew Michael Zeimen
  • Publication number: 20220221710
    Abstract: An example head-mounted display device includes a light projector, an optical assembly arranged to direct light from a light projector to a user, and an actuator module. The optical assembly includes a variable focus lens assembly including a rigid refractive component, a shaper ring defining an aperture, and a flexible lens membrane between the shaper ring and the rigid refractive component and covering the aperture. The refractive component, the shaper ring, and the lens membrane are arranged along an axis. The refractive component and the lens membrane define a chamber containing a volume of fluid. The actuator module is configured to adjust an optical power of the variable focus lens by moving the shaper ring relative to the refractive component along the axis, such that a curvature of the lens membrane in the aperture is modified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Timothy Mark DALRYMPLE, David TINCH, Michael Anthony KLUG, Clinton CARLISLE, Jason Donald MARENO, Arno Leon KONINGS, Christopher Peter COUSTE, Charles Robert SCHABACKER, Bach NGUYEN, Christopher John LANING, Roman PATSCHEIDER
  • Publication number: 20220211180
    Abstract: A chair includes a seating portion connected to a back portion and a hanger connected to the back portion. The hanger includes a front plate, a back plate opposing the front plate, and a plate separator defining a lower and an upper gap between the front plate and the back plate. An interior surface of the front plate that at least partially defines the lower gap includes a first concave radius of curvature opening away from the back plate and a sidewall portion angled towards the back plate. An interior surface of the plate separator that at least partially defines the lower gap includes a second concave radius of curvature opening away from the back plate and a sidewall portion angled towards the back plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Adam Chalfin, Michael Angelo Rinaldi, Lawrence Mark Chalfin
  • Publication number: 20220211181
    Abstract: A chair hanger system includes a front plate, a back plate opposing the front plate, a plate separator defining a gap between the front plate and the back plate, and a first and second hook attached to the back plate. The first hook defines a first opening geometry and the second hook defines a second opening geometry. A set of spacer blocks includes a first spacer block configured to insert within the first opening to reduce and change the first opening geometry, and a second spacer block configured to insert within the second opening to reduce and change the second opening geometry. A chair hanger device is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Adam Chalfin, Michael Angelo Rinaldi, Lawrence Mark Chalfin
  • Patent number: 11377668
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for modulating male fertility in a plant are provided. Compositions comprise nucleotide sequences, and active fragments and variants thereof, which modulate male fertility. Further provided are expression cassettes comprising the male fertility polynucleotides, or active fragments or variants thereof, operably linked to a promoter, wherein expression of the polynucleotides modulates the male fertility of a plant. Various methods are provided wherein the level and/or activity of the sequences that influence male fertility is modulated in a plant or plant part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: Marc C. Albertsen, Andrew Mark Cigan, Howard P. Hershey, Michael Lassner, Yongzhong Wu
  • Patent number: D961285
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: SAMUELSON GROUP INC.
    Inventors: Lawrence Mark Chalfin, Michael Angelo Rinaldi
  • Patent number: D962668
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Samuelson Group Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Angelo Rinaldi, Lawrence Mark Chalfin