Patents by Inventor Patrick Mullins

Patrick Mullins 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: 10503678
    Abstract: A PCIe fabric is configured to couple a plurality of elements. The PCIe fabric includes a plurality of PCIe subfabrics. A primary master central processing system is configured to couple the plurality of PCIe subfabrics. A secondary master central processing system is configured to couple the plurality of PCIe subfabrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Dufresne, Matthew Mullins, Antonio Fontes, Patrick J. Weiler
  • Publication number: 20190212239
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system for automatically evaluating slurry properties includes a down-hole measurement device configured to be lowered into slurry provided in an excavated hole, the measurement device comprising an outer housing, a flow pump, a flow meter, and a differential pressure sensor, wherein the flow pump is configured to pump slurry through the flow meter, the flow meter is configured to measure a flow rate of the pumped slurry, and the differential pressure sensor is configured to measure a difference in pressure between the pumped slurry and the slurry outside of the measurement device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
    Inventors: Austin Gray Mullins, Miles Patrick Mullins, Christopher L. Lewis
  • Patent number: 10324880
    Abstract: A PCIe fabric is configured to couple a plurality of elements. The PCIe fabric includes a plurality of PCIe subfabrics. A primary master central processing system is configured to couple the plurality of PCIe subfabrics and includes a primary master central processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Dufresne, Matthew Mullins, Antonio Fontes, Patrick J. Weiler
  • Publication number: 20190024417
    Abstract: A motor vehicle door latch, in particular a tailgate latch, which is equipped with a locking mechanism comprising a catch and a pawl. Furthermore, a triggering element working on the pawl is provided for which is set up at least to lift the pawl. Furthermore, a memory element, which at least guarantees an unimpeded opening movement of the catch when the pawl is lifted. The memory element maintains the pawl in its elevated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Robert J. Hunt, Adrin Wagner, Patrick Mullins, Ruben Reyna
  • Patent number: 7569802
    Abstract: A photosensor control unit for use in a lighting module has a light sensor and a switch adapted to operably control a light source such as a plurality of LEDs responsive to the light sensor. The light source is adapted to be mounted in the lighting module, and is configured to produce light having wavelengths within a first range of wavelengths. The light sensor is adapted to be mounted on or about the lighting module, and is responsive to light having wavelengths within a second range of wavelengths. The second range of wavelengths is exclusive of the first range of wavelengths. The switch is adapted to operably control the light source responsive to the light sensor such that the light source emits light having wavelengths within the first range of wavelengths responsive to the presence or absence of light within the second range of wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Inventor: Patrick Mullins
  • Publication number: 20060084688
    Abstract: A treatment process is disclosed that comprises administering an effective amount of an aromatic sulfone hydroxamic acid that exhibits excellent inhibitory activity of one or more matrix metalloprotease (MMP) enzymes, such as MMP-2, MMP-9, and MMP-13, while exhibiting substantially less inhibition at least of MMP-1 to a host having a condition associated with pathological matrix metalloprotease activity. The administered enzyme inhibitor corresponds in structure to formula (I), below, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein R1 and R2 are both hydrido or R1 and R2 together with the atoms to which they are bonded form a 5- to 8-membered ring containing one, two, or three heteroatoms in the ring that are oxygen, sulfur, or nitrogen. R3 in formula (I) is an optionally substituted aryl or optionally substituted heteroaryl radical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Inventors: Thomas Barta, Daniel Becker, Louis Bedell, Terri Boehm, Jeffery Carroll, Gary DeCrescenzo, Theresa Fletcher, John Freskos, Daniel Getman, Gunnar Hanson, Susan Hockerman, Carol Howard, Stephen Kolodziej, Madeleine Li, Joseph McDonald, Deborah Mischke, Patrick Mullins, Joseph Rico, Nathan Stehle, Clara Villamil
  • Publication number: 20050209278
    Abstract: This invention is directed generally to proteinase (also known as “protease”) inhibitors, and, more particularly, to piperidinyl- and piperazinyl-sulfonylmethyl hydroxamic acids that, inter alia, inhibit matrix metalloproteinase (also known as “matrix metalloprotease” or “MMP”) activity and/or aggrecanase activity. Such hydroxamic acids generally correspond in structure to the following formula: (wherein A1, A2, Y, E1, E2, E3, and Rx are as defined in this specification), and further include salts of such compounds. This invention also is directed to compositions of such hydroxamic acids, intermediates for the syntheses of such hydroxamic acids, methods for making such hydroxamic acids, and methods for treating conditions (particularly pathological conditions) associated with MMP activity and/or aggrecanase activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2003
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Inventors: Joseph McDonald, Darren Kassab, Mark Massa, Margaret Grapperhaus, Michelle Schmidt, Joseph Rico, Patrick Mullins, David Brown
  • Publication number: 20050009838
    Abstract: This invention is directed generally to proteinase (also known as “protease”) inhibitors, and, more particularly, to piperidinyl- and piperazinyl-sulfonylmethyl hydroxamic acids that, inter alia, inhibit matrix metalloproteinase (also known as “matrix metalloprotease” or “MMP”) activity and/or aggrecanase activity. Such hydroxamic acids generally correspond in structure to the following formula: (wherein A1, A2, Y, E1, E2, E3, and Rx are as defined in this specification), and further include salts of such compounds. This invention also is directed to compositions of such hydroxamic acids, intermediates for the syntheses of such hydroxamic acids, methods for making such hydroxamic acids, and methods for treating conditions (particularly pathological conditions) associated with MMP activity and/or aggrecanase activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Publication date: January 13, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Barta, Daniel Becker, Louis Bedell, Terri Boehm, David Brown, Jeffery Carroll, Yiyuan Chen, Yvette Fobian, John Freskos, Alan Gasiecki, Margaret Grapperhaus, Robert Heintz, Susan Hockerman, Darren Kassab, Ish Khanna, Stephen Kolodziej, Mark Massa, Joseph McDonald, Brent Mischke, Deborah Mischke, Patrick Mullins, Mark Nagy, Monica Norton, Joseph Rico, Michelle Schmidt, Nathan Stehle, John Talley, William Vernier, Clara Villamil, Lijuan Wang, Thomas Wynn
  • Publication number: 20040188593
    Abstract: A photosensor control unit for use in a lighting module has a plurality of LEDs, a light sensor, and a switch adapted to operably control the plurality of LEDs responsive to the light sensor. The plurality of LEDs are adapted to be mounted in the lighting module, and are configured to produce light having wavelengths within a first range of wavelengths. The light sensor is adapted to be mounted in the lighting module adjacent the plurality of LEDs, and is responsive to light having wavelengths within a second range of wavelengths. The second range of wavelengths is exclusive of the first range of wavelengths. The switch is adapted to operably control the plurality of LEDs responsive to the light sensor such that the plurality of LEDs emit light having wavelengths within the first range of wavelengths responsive to the presence or absence of light within the second range of wavelengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2004
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventors: Patrick Mullins, Steven A. Wright
  • Publication number: 20040184272
    Abstract: A disclosed substrate includes an electrically insulating circuit board, a pair of electrical lead pads adapted for mounting a light-emitting diode (LED) on a first surface, and a heat dissipating structure on the first surface. The heat dissipating structure includes an LED thermal pad adapted to abut the LED when mounted on the electrical lead pads, and a heat dissipation region extending from, and thermally coupled to, the LED thermal pad. The substrate also includes a thermally conductive plating on a second surface of the substrate opposite the heat dissipation region. A described lighting assembly includes the substrate, multiple LEDs connected to the electrical lead pads of the substrate, and multiple traces of the substrate connect the LEDs in a series circuit electrically isolated from the heat dissipating structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventors: Steven A. Wright, Patrick Mullins
  • Patent number: 6740763
    Abstract: A method of epoxidizing an unsaturated compound having a carbon-to-carbon double bond to form an oxirane ring across the double bond comprising adding to said unsaturated compound (a) an organic acid capable of being oxidized to form a peracid; (b) an oxidizing agent selected from hydrogen peroxide or acetaldehyde monoperacetate, or a combination thereof; and (c) with or without an acid catalyst selected from a mineral acid or styrene sulfonic acid, or a combination thereof to form a reactant mixture; and forming the reactant mixture in a film against a wall of a thin-film reactor that is at a temperature sufficient to form a peracid from the organic acid, and contacting the film of reactant mixture against the film reactor wall for a time sufficient for reaction of a portion of the peracid with the unsaturated compound to form an oxirane ring across a double bond of the unsaturated compound. In another embodiment, preformed peracid and unsaturated compound are added directly to the thin-film reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: The C.P. Hall Company
    Inventors: James A. Nowak, Thomas A. Zillner, Leslie Patrick Mullin, III
  • Patent number: 6734315
    Abstract: A method of epoxidizing an unsaturated compound having a carbon-to-carbon double bond to form an oxirane ring across the double bond comprising adding to said unsaturated compound an oxidizing agent selected from hydrogen peroxide, acetaldehyde monoperacetate, an organic hydroperoxide, or a combination thereof, to form a reactant mixture; and forming the reactant mixture in a film against a wall of the thin-film reactor that is at a temperature sufficient for reaction of the oxidizing agent with the unsaturated compound to form an oxirane ring across a double bond of the unsaturated compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: The C.P. Hall Company
    Inventors: James A. Nowak, Thomas A. Zillner, Leslie Patrick Mullin, III
  • Patent number: 5886471
    Abstract: Relay switching circuits for supplying power to a vehicle exterior lighting system to provide for daytime running lights and which are controlled by solid state logic circuits, depending upon the condition of either or both of the vehicle starter and ignition switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Assignee: Autosmart Light Switches, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles E. Benedict, Patrick Mullins
  • Patent number: 5666358
    Abstract: In a Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) communication network, a central office (CO) provides interactive communication between a service provider and a plurality of user terminals. To synchronize transmissions of the user terminals, a timebase timer in the CO generates modulo N-bit cyclical reference counts as time markers. In a downstream direction to the plurality of user terminals, time marker insertion units in the CO receive both (a) separate digital TDMA transport streams having a predetermined data rate including data packets and Media Access Control (MAC) packets that are interspersed between the data packets at predetermined intervals, and (b) the time markers generated by the timebase timer, and insert a currently received time marker count into a concurrently received MAC packet. The resultant downstream TDMA transport streams with the inserted time marker counts in the MAC packets are transmitted in continuous TDMA output transport stream to the remote user terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Assignee: General Instrument Corporation of Delaware
    Inventors: Bernardo Paratore, Robert Patrick Mullins, Michael J. Gittings, Dennis R. Clark
  • Patent number: 5614788
    Abstract: An automated daytime running light system for surface transport vehicles having headlights and taillights which includes a daytime running light control circuit which activates the highbeam filament of the headlights at a reduced power level whenever the vehicle ignition is ON and the starter motor OFF during daylight conditions. In one embodiment, the daytime running light control circuit activates the high beam filaments of the headlight at a reduced power level and also activates the parking lights to provide taillights whenever the vehicle ignition is ON and the starter motor OFF during daylight conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1997
    Assignee: Autosmart Light Switches, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Mullins, Charles Benedict, Jay S. Tiedeberg
  • Patent number: RE38619
    Abstract: In a Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) communication network, a central office (CO) provides interactive communication between a service provider and a plurality of user terminals. To synchronize transmissions of the user terminals, a timebase timer in the CO generates modulo N-bit cyclical reference counts as time markers. In a downstream direction to the plurality of user terminals, time marker insertion units in the CO receive both (a) separate digital TDMA transport streams having a predetermined data rate including data packets and Media Access Control (MAC) packets that are interspersed between the data packets at predetermined intervals, and (b) the time markers generated by the timebase timer, and insert a currently received time marker count into a concurrently received MAC packet. The resultant downstream TDMA transport streams with the inserted time marker counts in the MAC packets are transmitted in continuous TDMA output transport stream to the remote user terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: General Instrument Corporation
    Inventors: Bernardo Paratore, Robert Patrick Mullins, Michael J. Gittings, Dennis R. Clark