Patents by Inventor William Marks

William 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: 20240215608
    Abstract: Formaldehyde is a common component of antimicrobial compositions for preserving animal feeds. However, the use of formaldehyde is coming under pressure and alternative antimicrobial compositions are needed. The present application discloses methods and/or uses of a formaldehyde-free antimicrobial composition comprising formic acid and propionic acid in the making of rendered animal protein compositions or in the inhibiting of the development of Salmonella bacteria in animal by-product compositions (e.g., rendered animal proteins) while maintaining higher protein digestibility comparing with formaldehyde.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Publication date: July 4, 2024
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Ying Chen, William Mark Barbour, Weimin Gu, Kelmara Khadene Kelly
  • Publication number: 20240185997
    Abstract: A user device may automatically identify activities that correspond to virtual motor exam tasks and clinical tasks and auto annotate sensor data based on previous annotations and machine-learning models trained using the same. The annotations may describe context, performance, subjective, and objective information related to the performance of the activity for tracking disease or treatment progression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Inventors: Ritu Kapur, Maximilien Burq, Erin Rainaldi, Lance Myers, William Marks
  • Publication number: 20240157860
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a utility vehicle having a pivotable seat connected by a hinge to a fixed platform. The pivotable seat configured to pivot between a first position and a second position defining a standard seat location and a first wall of a cargo bay, respectively. A seatback is configured to form a second wall of a cargo bay when the pivotable seat is in the second position. First and second opposing side walls are positioned on either side of the pivotable seat. The side walls are configured to form barriers at either side of the cargo bay when the pivotable seat is in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Gregory Harris McGraw, William David Reeves, JR., Joseph Mark Butler
  • Publication number: 20240160050
    Abstract: The embodiments disclose an apparatus including an eyewear pupilometer for detecting, measuring and processing a wearer's pupil movement and size, for detecting and processing retinal images, for detecting and processing a wearer's field of view, for broadcasting alerts, for pre-diagnostic screening, for overriding vehicle operation and for measuring, recording and transmitting circadian responses, at least one eyewear pupilometer module including a lens fiber optic camera module, an image processor module, a retinal image infrared detector module, an outward camera module, at least one alert module, an alert light and message projector, a WI-FI module, an automated pullover module, an automated steering module, fiber optic & data cables, a contact lens pupilometer image, sensor and processor module, and at least one eyewear pupilometer module coupled to and/or embedded into eyewear frames and lenses, contact lenses, a vehicle wind shield and protective covers for hand held devices and laptop computers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2024
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: William Hart, Edmond Arthur DeFrank, Nicolas DeFrank, Antonio DeFrank, Allen Mark Jones
  • Publication number: 20240151975
    Abstract: A display subsystem for a virtual image generation system for use by an end user comprises a planar waveguide apparatus, an optical fiber, at least one light source configured for emitting light from a distal end of the optical fiber, and a collimation element mounted to a distal end of the optical fiber for collimating light from the optical fiber. The virtual image generation system further comprises a mechanical drive assembly to which the optical fiber is mounted to the drive assembly. The mechanical drive assembly is configured for displacing the distal end of the optical fiber, along with the collimation element, in accordance with a scan pattern. The virtual image generation system further comprises an optical waveguide input apparatus configured for directing the collimated light from the collimation element down the planar waveguide apparatus, such that the planar waveguide apparatus displays image frames to the end user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2024
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicant: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian T. Schowengerdt, Lionel Ernest Edwin, Ivan Yeoh, Aaron Mark Schuelke, William Hudson Welch, John Graham Macnamara
  • Publication number: 20240152983
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamically establishing and adjusting domain name registration requirements to adaptively control registration activities being performed in response to domain name registration requests include a registration controller communicatively coupled to a registry server that maintains a domain name registry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2024
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicant: Verisign, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul SITOWITZ, William CARROLL, Andrew SIMPSON, Galileo Mark NAMATA
  • Publication number: 20240123428
    Abstract: Improved catalytic materials for and methods of oxidative dehydrogenation (ODH) of short chain alkanes or ethylbenzene to the corresponding olefins are disclosed. The disclosed methods use catalysts made by impregnating boron onto the surface of oxidized amorphous carbon, and result in higher selectivity and a lower induction period than methods using conventional ODH catalysts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Ive HERMANS, Lesli MARK, William MCDERMOTT, Theodore AGBI
  • Publication number: 20240106679
    Abstract: This disclosure describes methods and systems to externally manage network-to-network interconnect configuration data in conjunction with a centralized database subsystem. An example of the methods includes receiving and storing, in the centralized database subsystem, data indicative of user intent to interconnect at least a first network and a second network. The example method further includes, based at least in part on the data indicative of user intent, determining and storing, in the centralized database subsystem, a network intent that corresponds to the user intent. The example method further includes providing data indicative of the network intent from the centralized database subsystem to a first data plane adaptor, associated with the first network, and a second data plane adaptor, associated with the second network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Pierre Pfister, William Mark Townsley, Yoann Desmouceaux, David Delano Ward
  • Publication number: 20240101359
    Abstract: There is provided a conveyor assembly for sorting merchandise items. In one form, the conveyor assembly includes: a merchandise identification module; sortation modules each comprising a multi-directional sorting portion with two sets of rollers, a first wing including a third set of rollers, a second wing including a fourth set of rollers, and a controller configured to receive an IP address; a first, disassembled state of the sortation modules; a second, assembled state of the sortation modules; a merchandise database; and a control circuit configured to receive identifying information about an unsorted merchandise item, assign a unique IP address to each sortation module corresponding to the position of the sortation module, determine a sortation destination for the unsorted merchandise item, determine the sortation module corresponding to the sortation destination; and instruct the controller of the corresponding sortation module to divert the unsorted merchandise item to the sortation destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Jason D. Bellar, William Mark Propes
  • Publication number: 20240095767
    Abstract: A method and a computer system for performing the method of determining an initial value or lifetime value for a domain name is provided. The method for determining an initial value includes obtaining, over a communication network, a domain name from requestor; obtaining, over the communication network, one or more inputs from one or more domain name data sources; applying the one or more inputs and the domain name to an initial lifetime worth computer model, wherein the one or more inputs comprise data related to comparable historical domain names, data from a linguistic model analysis, data from a linguistic frequency list, and data related to a second-level domain to top-level domain relationship analysis; determining, by a hardware processor, an initial lifetime worth for the domain name based on the initial lifetime worth computer model; and providing the initial lifetime worth for the domain name to the requestor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicant: VeriSign, Inc.
    Inventors: William Carroll, Galileo Mark Namata, Andrew Simpson, Scott Walker
  • Publication number: 20240087415
    Abstract: A slot type game with one or more dynamic paylines and/or dynamic payline modifiers includes a grid or matrix of symbols for which one or more symbol outcomes may be determined and presented. In embodiments with a dynamic payline, the slot type game also includes a payline determination for which a payline outcome may be determined and presented. The payline outcome may correspond to positions of symbols in the grid or matrix and may determine whether or not the corresponding symbols in the grid or matrix are winners. In embodiments with a dynamic payline modifier, the slot type game also includes a payline modifier for which a payline modifier outcome may be determined and presented. The payline modifier outcome may correspond to positions of symbols in one or more paylines and may determine whether or not the one or more paylines and/or symbols are modified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Daniel Marks, Hua Xu, David Marsh, Karl Roelofs, William Lamb
  • Patent number: 11928608
    Abstract: A disclosed system for transport asset monitoring, for example monitoring truck trailer unloading progress at large retail locations, includes an artificial intelligence (AI) solution for managing operations at a facility. The AI solution analyzes current load percentage and other data to predict availability for moving the transport asset and ability to accept a new incoming transport asset. Predictions of availability can reduce response times, resulting in higher utilization rates for assets, thereby improving efficiency. An exemplary system includes a sensor configured to sense operation progress parameter data for a transport asset; and logic to receive the operation progress parameter data from the sensor; determine, using the AI solution and based at least on the operation progress parameter data, a predicted milestone parameter; and report the predicted milestone parameter to a remote node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Bellar, William Mark Propes, Chris Ford, Matthew D. Alexander, Amy Savaiinaea
  • Patent number: 11919365
    Abstract: A method of operating a vehicle climate system when an ambient temperature is below a threshold temperature is provided. In response to an ambient temperature being less than a threshold temperature, a controller is adapted to operate a blower motor at a voltage that depends on whether the vehicle is in charge sustain mode or charge deplete mode. In response to an ambient temperature being greater than a threshold temperature, the controller is adapted to operate the blower motor at a voltage that does not depend on whether in the charge sustain or charge deplete modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jasbir Jaglan, William Stewart Johnston, Alan Douglas Wallington, Curtis Mark Jones, Chris George Oehring, Mark G. Smith
  • Patent number: 11919055
    Abstract: Air rinsing apparatus and systems for rinsing containers are disclosed. An example air rinsing apparatus includes: a first enclosure having a first inlet port and a first output port; a second enclosure within the first enclosure, the second enclosure comprising a second inlet port and a second output port, the second output port disposed on a same face of the first enclosure as the first inlet port; and one or more air movers configured to: urge first air into the second inlet port, the second enclosure configured to direct the first air from the second inlet port to the second output port; and pull second air from the first output port, the first enclosure configured to direct the second air from the first inlet port to the first output port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: William Mark Feldmann, William Rick Immell, Stanley Coley, Barbara Stefl, James Steven Prows
  • Patent number: 11891251
    Abstract: A raised belt transfer unit may comprise a first angled support and a second angled support, a drive roller rotatably mounted to the first angled support and the second angled support, a plurality of driven rollers rotatably mounted to the first angled support and the second angled support, and a drive connecter in communication with the drive roller and a driven roller. The drive roller may be positioned adjacent a lower end of the first support and adjacent a lower end of the second support. The drive roller may be adapted to be coupled to a conveyor belt of a telescopic conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: FMH Conveyors LLC
    Inventors: William Mark Hogan, Barry Wayne Freeman
  • Patent number: 11878862
    Abstract: There is provided a conveyor assembly for sorting merchandise items. In one form, the conveyor assembly includes: a merchandise identification module; sortation modules each comprising a multi-directional sorting portion with two sets of rollers, a first wing including a third set of rollers, a second wing including a fourth set of rollers, and a controller configured to receive an IP address; a first, disassembled state of the sortation modules; a second, assembled state of the sortation modules; a merchandise database; and a control circuit configured to receive identifying information about an unsorted merchandise item, assign a unique IP address to each sortation module corresponding to the position of the sortation module, determine a sortation destination for the unsorted merchandise item, determine the sortation module corresponding to the sortation destination; and instruct the controller of the corresponding sortation module to divert the unsorted merchandise item to the sortation destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Jason D. Bellar, William Mark Propes
  • Publication number: 20240023244
    Abstract: A molded housing of a conformal wearable battery (CWB) encloses an electronic component and include an electrically conductive contact component embedded within an exterior wall to conduct electricity between an interior and an exterior of the casing. A flexible printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) for a conformal wearable battery (CWB) is enclosed in a cavity within the molded housing and includes attachment sections for a plurality of battery cells that are arranged in a grid-like pattern on a same side of the flexible PCBA. A visco-elastic shock-absorbing member installed between the upper and lower portion of the flexible PCBA when configured in a folded configuration. Each battery cell is joined to the flexible PCBA via a welding process. Each battery cell has a visco-elastic shock-absorbing member attached individually to each battery cell of the plurality of battery cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Inventors: Elijah Brett Goldin, Ilyas Ayub, William Mark Batts, Anvin Joe Manadan, Timothy James Vallaro, Bryan Rossman, Daniel Paul Rose, Kevin James Zwart, Marcelo Nicosia, Horace C. Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20240015091
    Abstract: Techniques for a hub node to, provisioned in a network site of a hub and spoke overlay network, to receive a network advertisement from the spoke, decode network routing requirements from a border gateway protocol (BGP) large community associated with the network advertisement, and store the network routing requirements in association with a route associated with the spoke. The routing requirements may indicate one or more service(s) to be applied to the packet, a trust level associated with the spoke, and/or a trust zone associated with the spoke. The hub node may receive a packet from the spoke to be transmitted to destination spoke. The hub node may then route the packet to the destination spoke, drop the packet, or send the packet to a service node configured to apply the one or more services to the packet based on the routing requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2022
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Hari Shankar, Eui Sun Ahn, Jeffery Rodd Daviss, Rashmi Garg, Jon Langemak, William Mark Townsley
  • Publication number: 20240013206
    Abstract: A method can include intercepting, by an interceptor positioned between a transfer system and a transfer settlement system, a transaction prior to the transaction being provided to the transfer settlement system. The method can include confirming that data from the transaction matches information in an immutable ledger to which parameters of the transaction have been provided by a notary system that confirms the parameters of the transaction and applies a signature using a private key to the transaction in response to confirming the parameters. The method can include, in response to confirming that the data matches the information, providing the transaction for settlement by the transfer settlement system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: Truist Bank
    Inventors: Amy Rose, David Stone, Scott Travis Leith, William Mark Connolly
  • Patent number: 11859740
    Abstract: A flanged fitting includes an annular fitting flange having an annular end face. A glass liner lines a radially inner annular portion of the annular end face of the annular fitting flange. A radially outer annular portion of the annular end face of the annular fitting flange is free from the glass liner. The radially inner annular portion and the radially outer annular portion of the annular end face of the annular fitting flange define an annular gasket abutment face configured to seat a gasket thereon. An annular gasket includes an annular gasket layer. The annular gasket layer includes a radially inner annular gasket segment including a first material suitable for forming a liquid-tight seal with an opposing flange. A radially outer annular gasket segment surrounds the radially inner annular gasket segment. The radially outer annular gasket segment is fire-rated for forming a fire-rated seal with the opposing flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: William Mark McDaniel