Patents by Inventor Michael J. Mark

Michael J. Mark 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: 10366336
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for exploiting human feedback in an intelligent automated assistant. One embodiment of a method for conducting an interaction with a human user includes inferring an intent from data entered by the human user, formulating a response in accordance with the intent, receiving feedback from a human advisor in response to at least one of the inferring and the formulating, wherein the human advisor is a person other than the human user, and adapting at least one model used in at least one of the inferring and the formulating, wherein the adapting is based on the feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Gokhan Tur, Horacio E. Franco, William S. Mark, Norman D. Winarsky, Bart Peintner, Michael J. Wolverton, Neil Yorke-Smith
  • Publication number: 20180342377
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a reactive species source, a spectral measurement volume, a light source to emit a light beam into the spectral measurement volume, a spectrometer to receive the light beam from the spectral measurement volume. The apparatus includes an a controller configured to, when a reactive species is present in the spectral measurement volume, control the light source to emit the light beam into the spectral measurement volume and the spectrometer to determine an environment spectrum using the light beam, and when the reactive species is not present in the spectral measurement volume, control the light source to emit the light beam into the spectral measurement volume and the spectrometer to determine a baseline spectrum using the light beam, calculate a net spectrum based on a difference between the environment spectrum and the baseline spectrum, and estimate a concentration of the reactive species based on the net spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Ramesh GOPALAN, Tom K. CHO, George ALAJAJIAN, Michael J. MARK
  • Patent number: 8999106
    Abstract: The present invention generally provides methods and apparatus for controlling edge performance during process. One embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus comprising a chamber body defining a process volume, a gas inlet configured to flow a process gas into the process volume, and a supporting pedestal disposed in the process volume. The supporting pedestal comprises a top plate having a substrate supporting surface configured to receive and support the substrate on a backside, and an edge surface configured to circumscribe the substrate along an outer edge of the substrate, and a height difference between a top surface of the substrate and the edge surface is used to control exposure of an edge region of the substrate to the process gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Liu, Johanes F. Swenberg, Hanh D. Nguyen, Son T. Nguyen, Roger Curtis, Philip A. Bottini, Michael J. Mark
  • Publication number: 20090162952
    Abstract: The present invention generally provides methods and apparatus for controlling edge performance during process. One embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus comprising a chamber body defining a process volume, a gas inlet configured to flow a process gas into the process volume, and a supporting pedestal disposed in the process volume. The supporting pedestal comprises a top plate having a substrate supporting surface configured to receive and support the substrate on a backside, and an edge surface configured to circumscribe the substrate along an outer edge of the substrate, and a height difference between a top surface of the substrate and the edge surface is used to control exposure of an edge region of the substrate to the process gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Wei Liu, Johanes F. Swenberg, Hanh D. Nguyen, Son T. Nguyen, Roger Curtis, Philip A. Bottini, Michael J. Mark
  • Publication number: 20090162570
    Abstract: The present invention generally provides apparatus and methods for processing a semiconductor substrate. Particularly, the present invention provides an inductively coupled plasma reactor having improved process uniformity. One embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus for processing a substrate comprising a chamber body defining a process volume configured to process the substrate therein, an adjustable coil assembly coupled to the chamber body outside the process volume, a supporting pedestal disposed in the process volume and configured to support the substrate therein, and a gas injection assembly configured to supply a process gas towards a first process zone and a second process zone independently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Johanes F. Swenberg, Wei Liu, Hanh D. Nguyen, Son T. Nguyen, Roger Curtis, Philip A. Bottini, Michael J. Mark, Theresa Kramer Guarini, Woong Choi
  • Patent number: 6285926
    Abstract: A selected hover altitude deviation display and method for displaying the difference between the current altitude of an aircraft and a selected hover altitude on a multi-functional display unit that includes a compass rose and an aircraft symbol. An altitude sensor generates current altitude data, which is transmitted to a computer processing unit together with a selected hover altitude. The selected hover altitude is determined by the pilot of the aircraft. The selected hover altitude is displayed as a static, analog symbolic representation on the multi-functional display unit. The hover altitude deviation is displayed as a dynamic, analog symbolic representation of the difference between the current altitude of the aircraft and the selected hover altitude. With the selected hover altitude deviation display, the pilot can readily see if his aircraft is above or below a selected hover altitude without relying on external visual reference cues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins
    Inventors: David J. Weiler, Michael J. Marks
  • Patent number: 6234958
    Abstract: A medical device introduction system, a medical introducer, and related methods are provided. The medical device introduction system preferably includes a medical introducer having an introducer body and a plurality of lumen formed therein, an imaging device positioned in a predetermined one of the plurality of lumen of the medical introducer so that the imaging device is separately controllable independent of the medical introducer, and a separate steerable working channel device positioned in at least one other of the plurality of lumen of the medical introducer so that the separate steerable working channel device and the imaging device are separately controllable by a user thereof independent of each other. The separate steerable working channel device preferably includes an elongate tube portion having at least one lumen formed therein which defines the working channel and steering means associated with the elongate tube portion for steering the elongate tube portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: Medical Access Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Phillip Jack Snoke, Randall J. Hasslinger, Marcus E. Finch, Michael J. Mark
  • Patent number: 6017322
    Abstract: A catheter and methods are provided for inserting at least portions thereof into a vessel, cavity, or tissue of a human body to thereby provide manipulation of a distal portion of the catheter when positioned within a vessel, cavity, or tissue. The catheter preferably has a module which includes an elongate tube having at least one lumen extending from a distal end to a proximal end of the tube, a module interface connected to the proximal end of the tube, and a deflector connected to the tube for deflecting the distal portion of the elongate tube. A handle detachably connects to the module and is configured to be readily held in the hand of a user. The handle has a body which includes a wall positioned in and extending transversely across distal portions of the body. The wall has an outer surface thereof defining an exterior portion of the body and a first cavity formed within the body. Preferably, the body detachably and coextensively connects to the module interface through the outer surface of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2000
    Assignee: Catheter Imaging Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Jack Snoke, Michael J. Mark, David Scott Rowley
  • Patent number: 6007531
    Abstract: A catheter and methods are provided for inserting at least portions thereof into a vessel, cavity, or tissue of a human body to thereby provide manipulation of a distal portion of the catheter when positioned within a vessel, cavity, or tissue. The catheter preferably has a module which includes an elongate tube having at least one lumen extending from a distal end to a proximal end of the tube, a module interface connected to the proximal end of the tube, and a deflector connected to the tube for deflecting the distal portion of the elongate tube. A handle detachably connects to the module and is configured to be readily held in the hand of a user. The handle has a body which includes a wall positioned in and extending transversely across distal portions of the body. The wall has an outer surface thereof defining an exterior portion of the body and a first cavity formed within the body. Preferably, the body detachably and coextensively connects to the module interface through the outer surface of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1999
    Assignee: Catheter Imaging Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Jack Snoke, Michael J. Mark, David Scott Rowley
  • Patent number: 5860953
    Abstract: A catheter and methods are provided for inserting at least portions thereof into a vessel, cavity, or tissue of a human body to thereby provide manipulation of a distal portion of the catheter when positioned within a vessel, cavity, or tissue. The catheter preferably has a module which includes an elongate tube having at least one lumen extending from a distal end to a proximal end of the tube, a module interface connected to the proximal end of the tube, and a deflector connected to the tube for deflecting the distal portion of the elongate tube. A handle detachably connects to the module and is configured to be readily held in the hand of a user. The handle has a body which includes a wall positioned in and extending transversely across distal portions of the body. The wall has an outer surface thereof defining an exterior portion of the body and a first cavity formed within the body. Preferably, the body detachably and coextensively connects to the module interface through the outer surface of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: Catheter Imaging Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Jack Snoke, Michael J. Mark, David Scott Rowley
  • Patent number: 5846221
    Abstract: A catheter and methods are provided for inserting at least portions thereof into a vessel, cavity, or tissue of a human body to thereby provide manipulation of a distal portion of the catheter when positioned within a vessel, cavity, or tissue. The catheter preferably has a module which includes an elongate tube having at least one lumen extending from a distal end to a proximal end of the tube, a module interface connected to the proximal end of the tube, and a deflector connected to the tube for deflecting the distal portion of the elongate tube. A handle detachably connects to the module and is configured to be readily held in the hand of a user. The handle has a body which includes a wall positioned in and extending transversely across distal portions of the body. The wall has an outer surface thereof defining an exterior portion of the body and a first cavity formed within the body. Preferably, the body detachably and coextensively connects to the module interface through the outer surface of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1998
    Assignee: Catheter Imaging Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Jack Snoke, Michael J. Mark, David Scott Rowley
  • Patent number: D495484
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Inventor: Michael J. Marks