Patents by Inventor James Sutherland

Application number: 20140201839
Abstract: Identifying and performing maintenance operations on computer network devices may include accessing an agent portal via an administrator machine operating on a network and receiving an application user interface. The user interface may be used to request a device list of active network devices currently operating on the network and identify a number of devices that require a remote maintenance operation and at least one flagged device which requires an alternative type of remote maintenance, and perform the remote maintenance operation on at least one of the devices while omitting the flagged device at least temporarily.
Type: Application
Filed: December 5, 2013
Issued: July 17, 2014
Assignee: KASEYA INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
Inventor: Mark James Sutherland
Application number: 20140089848
Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed of providing a user application with a notification message. One example method may include receiving a notification message and identifying a predetermined category of a notification bar portion of the user application to display the notification message. The method may also include associating the notification message with the identified predetermined category and determining a level of importance of the notification message. The method may also provide displaying a notification indicator on the notification bar according to the predetermined category and to the notification type that corresponds to the level of importance.
Type: Application
Filed: September 27, 2012
Issued: March 27, 2014
Assignee: KASEYA INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
Inventors: Ryan Smith, Chad Gniffke, Robert Wendell Davis, Mark Thomas Lingen, Mark James Sutherland
Application number: 20140089406
Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed of providing a user application with a notification message. One example method may include receiving a script to setup a message queue, the script may include a database schema and the script may be executed by a processor to apply the database schema to a database that includes the message queue. The method may also include receiving one or more notifications messages having specific notification content that is applied to notification messages. The notifications may be received from a remote device. The message queue may include notification content used to generate notification messages destined for end user devices.
Type: Application
Filed: December 10, 2012
Issued: March 27, 2014
Assignee: KASEYA INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
Inventors: Chad Gniffke, Robert Wendell Davis, Mark Thomas Lingen, Ryan Smith, Mark James Sutherland, Scott Robert Powell
Application number: 20140047413
Abstract: Among other things, a continuous framework is provided with which users can interact, on one or more platforms that support web standards, and which supports: (a) the hosting of applications, (b) the publication of hosted applications to a portal within the framework, and (c) the creation and direct editing of files, including text files, that embody those applications and conform to web standards.
Type: Application
Filed: July 24, 2013
Issued: February 13, 2014
Assignee: Modit, Inc.
Inventors: Alexander Richard Sheive, Alexander James Sutherland, Shantanu Dhaka, John Samuel Workman
Application number: 20130086119
Abstract: In an EclipseLink environment, persistence units are associated with a single data source. However, in accordance with an embodiment, a user can define multiple persistence units, each with a different set of entity types (i.e., classes) stored in multiple data sources, and expose them through a single composite persistence unit which combines the entities from across the multiple data sources through a single persistence context. A plurality of different types of data sources can be used, including Java Transaction API (JTA) and non-JTA data sources as well as EclipseLink's native JDBC connection pools. Each member persistence unit continues mapping its classes to its own data source. Therefore, a composite persistence unit allows one to map different entities to different data sources. Composite persistence units can be created at runtime.
Type: Application
Filed: December 20, 2011
Issued: April 4, 2013
Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
Inventors: Andrei Ilitchev, James Sutherland, Douglas Clarke
Application number: 20120109795
Abstract: A method and apparatus of maintaining time information for a multi-tasking customer service agent is disclosed. One example method of operation may include maintaining time information allocated to a plurality of tasks. The method may include receiving a first task and starting a first timer at a computing device corresponding to the beginning of work performed on the first task. The method may also include receiving a second task and starting a second timer different from the first timer, which corresponds to the beginning of work performed on the second task. The method may further include transferring a total time allocation record representing a total time counted by the first timer and a total time counted by the second timer to a data record stored in memory, wherein the data record associates the total time counted by the first timer with a corresponding task, and associates the total time counted by the second timer with a different corresponding task.
Type: Application
Filed: October 29, 2010
Issued: May 3, 2012
Inventor: Mark James Sutherland
Patent number: 7674844
Abstract: A labeled polymeric bead wherein individual beads comprise a primary particle formed of a synthetic polymeric material, and at least one secondary particle entrapped within the primary particle of the bead and being comprised of a synthetic polymer material incorporating reporter moieties.
Type: Grant
Filed: April 29, 2009
Issued: March 9, 2010
Assignee: Nanoco Technologies Limited
Inventors: Nigel Pickett, Andrew James Sutherland
Application number: 20090263816
Abstract: A labelled polymeric bead wherein individual beads comprise a primary particle formed of a synthetic polymeric material, and at least one secondary particle entrapped within the primary particle of the bead and being comprised of a synthetic polymer material incorporating reporter moieties.
Type: Application
Filed: April 29, 2009
Issued: October 22, 2009
Assignee: NANOCO TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
Inventors: Nigel Pickett, Andrew James Sutherland
Patent number: 7544725
Abstract: A labeled polymeric bead wherein individual beads comprise a primary particle formed of a synthetic polymeric material, and at least one secondary particle entrapped within the primary particle of the bead and being comprised of a synthetic polymer material incorporating reporter moieties.
Type: Grant
Filed: April 5, 2007
Issued: June 9, 2009
Assignee: Nanoco Technologies Limited
Inventors: Nigel Pickett, Andrew James Sutherland
Patent number: 7438363
Abstract: A bridge that is attached to a wheelchair such that the bridge allows a wheelchair user to have support for ingress into and egress from the wheelchair without assistance and without the need to rely primarily on arm strength alone. The bridge is a generally L-shaped member that has a pair of aligned slits located on a lower portion thereof such that respective connection members pass through each slit and attach the bridge to a frame of the wheelchair the connection members allowing the bridge to be pivoted out of the way when needed.
Type: Grant
Filed: October 17, 2007
Issued: October 21, 2008
Inventor: James Sutherland
Patent number: 7329337
Abstract: Filters that remove particulate and other solids from fluids often come in various sizes and include various types of seals. However, filter bases to which the filters are attached are generally manufactured to accommodate only one specific size of filter including one type of seal. A filter base of the present invention includes a filter attachment portion and a sealing portion. In order to expand the different sizes of filters that the filter base can accommodate, the sealing portion includes a first annular sealing surface with a relatively small diameter and a second annular sealing surface with a relatively large diameter. The two sealing surfaces can be any combination of radial and a face sealing surfaces. The filter base is used for filtering fluids, such as fuel, in an internal combustion engine.
Type: Grant
Filed: May 22, 2003
Issued: February 12, 2008
Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
Inventor: James Sutherland Millar
Application number: 20070201797
Abstract: Glass-based micropositioning systems and methods are disclosed. The micropositioning systems and methods utilize microbumps (40) formed in a glass substrate (12 or 100). The microbumps are formed by subjecting a portion of the glass substrate to localized heating, which results in local rapid expansion of glass where the heat was applied. The height and shape of the microbumps depend on the type of glass substrate and the amount and form of heat delivered to the substrate. The microbumps allow for active or passive micropositioning of optical elements, including planar waveguides and optical fibers. Optical assemblies formed using microbump micropositioners are also disclosed.
Type: Application
Filed: February 28, 2006
Issued: August 30, 2007
Inventors: Richard Grzybowski, Brewster Hemenway, Lawrence Hughes, Stephan Logunov, Kamjula Reddy, Joseph Schroeder, James Sutherland
Application number: 20060272713
Abstract: A microfluidic device is disclosed comprising a body of refractory material having one or more fluid passages of millimeter-or sub-millimeter scale defined therein and at least one tube of refractory material embedded in said body, the tube having a millimeter- or sub-millimeter-scale passage therein and first and second ends. The tube is desirably, though not necessarily, of a material having a higher softening point than the material of the body. The tube may optionally include a narrowed or “drawn down” portion along the length or at an end thereof to provide extremely fine structure. By shaping depressions or holes to receive the tube in layers of refractory material that are fired or sintered to form the device, the tube can be assembled together with the layers and fired or sintered to form a consolidated refractory microfluidic device.
Type: Application
Filed: May 24, 2006
Issued: December 7, 2006
Inventors: Sean Garner, James Sutherland
Application number: 20060072875
Abstract: A transverse closed-loop fiber resonator (10) includes an inner cladding (102) having a surface (300) peripherally forming a closed-loop shape for confining light to the surface (300). The inner cladding has a first diameter thickness (104) and a first index of refraction profile in a cross-sectional portion of the transverse closed-loop fiber resonator (10). A ringed-core (120) corresponding to the closed-loop shape is disposed on the corresponding surface of the inner cladding (102). The ringed-core (120) has a second thickness (124) of material thinner than the first diameter thickness (104), and a second index of refraction profile greater than the first index of the inner cladding by an index delta in the cross-sectional portion of the transverse closed-loop fiber resonator such that the ringed-core can guide light within the ringed-core traversely around the closed-loop shape.
Type: Application
Filed: October 6, 2004
Issued: April 6, 2006
Inventors: Venkata Bhagavatula, Sean Garner, James Sutherland
Patent number: 6959406
Abstract: Block error rate (BLER) measurements are made on a mobile telephone handset without imposing an undesirable processing burden on the handset. An information block flow is maintained by sending repeated message blocks from a test set which are defined at a selected layer in the protocol stack below the topmost layer. Ack/nack messages sent by the handset in response to the message blocks are monitored to determine whether the message blocks have been correctly transported, and thus derive the BLER. The message blocks sent by the test set can either be empty GMM_INFORMATION messages, or LLC frames with invalid frame check sequences.
Type: Grant
Filed: June 5, 2001
Issued: October 25, 2005
Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
Inventors: Peter James Sutherland Goldsack, Gerard Fitzpatrick, Abijah M. Perkins
Application number: 20050149555
Abstract: Instructions are generated to manipulate target objects and relationships in a relational database when a source object having a one-to-many relationship of privately owned type with the target objects is manipulated. To generate instructions, mapping meta-data is used which contains information as to how object classes of the object model map to tables in the database and how relationships map to foreign keys.
Type: Application
Filed: February 18, 2005
Issued: July 7, 2005
Inventors: Yaoping Wang, James Sutherland
Application number: 20050125458
Abstract: The Chronological Data Record Access (“CDRA”) is an internal chain that is used in a Memory Based Database Environment (MBE) to propagate records stored in volatile memory to other mirrored systems, databases, disks, etc. The CDRA associates the latest modified version of a data record and is used to process modified records without the need to queue or move the data image. The CDRA creates support in a shared-nothing environment and time-sequenced handling of information updates so that all entities may work with current information in a timely fashion.
Type: Application
Filed: December 9, 2003
Issued: June 9, 2005
Inventors: James Sutherland, Leonard Ellis
Application number: 20050025430
Abstract: Apparatus and methods for passively aligning optical elements are disclosed. In certain embodiments, the apparatus and methods include optical elements aligned on bases which are passively aligned and secured on a substrate by alignment features adapted to secure and passively align the bases.
Type: Application
Filed: July 23, 2003
Issued: February 3, 2005
Inventors: Venkata Bhagavatula, Sean Garner, James Sutherland
Patent number: D556615
Type: Grant
Filed: April 27, 2006
Issued: December 4, 2007
Assignee: Precise Flight, Inc.
Inventors: James Sutherland, Andy Moore
Patent number: D671002
Type: Grant
Filed: June 22, 2011
Issued: November 20, 2012
Assignee: Origin Pet Products Limited
Inventors: James Sutherland Cameron, David Finlay, Terri Tong