Patents by Inventor Alan Richard

Alan Richard 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: 10311003
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a method, including: providing a multi-protocol connector in an electronic device for connecting at least one storage device thereto; determining, using an operative coupling between the multi-protocol connector and the electronic device, if the electronic device supports one or more protocols of the multi-protocol connector; and providing an informational prompt for each determined protocol of the multi-protocol connector that the electronic device supports. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Marc Richard Pamley, Alan Ladd Painter, Omar Ali Ali, Timothy Samuel Farrow
  • Publication number: 20190155599
    Abstract: A change management system generates change records corresponding to changes to tracked documents, and stores a master control file comprising metadata records that respectively correspond to the tracked documents and which comprise a tracked metadata field and a time field. Responsive to detecting that a change to a given document is of a predefined type, the tracked metadata field in the corresponding metadata record is modified, and the time field in that metadata record is updated accordingly. In response to a problem event, it is determined that the problem event relates to the given document, and, based on the time field, a subset of the change records is selected. Each change record in the subset corresponds to the given document. A problem change record is identified from the change records in the subset, and used to revert the given document to a state previous to the problem event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Edward Alan Goldstein, Arthur Vincent Richards
  • Patent number: 10278087
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein includes methods, systems, and computer readable media for correlating, load balancing and filtering tapped GTP and non-GTP packets. One method for correlating, load balancing and filtering tapped GTP and non-GTP packets includes receiving GTP packets tapped from a plurality of GTP network tap points. The method further includes receiving non-GTP packets tapped from at least one non-GTP network tap point. The method further includes correlating GTP packets with non-GTP packets for a particular subscriber. The method further includes forwarding the GTP packets and non-GTP packets correlated for the particular subscriber to a network monitoring tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES SINGAPORE (HOLDINGS) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Bogdan Ţenea, Robin Lee O'Connor, Shardendu Pandey, Alan Richard Schwenk
  • Publication number: 20190105476
    Abstract: A system and related method are provided for draining cerebrospinal fluid from a bodily cavity of a patient, such as a ventricle in the brain in one application. The system includes a reservoir which may be a collapsible container configured for fluidic connection to a shunt located in the bodily cavity. The collapsible container may be an elastically deformable bladder in one embodiment. A pump is fluidly connected to the collapsible container and draws cerebrospinal fluid therefrom. A programmable controller directs the pump to repeatedly activate and deactivate at a predetermined time interval. A plurality of sensors may be provided which are communicably coupled to the controller for monitoring pump motor current draw, tension in the resilient body of the container, pressure, and orientation of the patient. The controller is configurable to deactivate the pump when abnormal operating conditions are detected by the sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventor: Alan Richard Turtz
  • Publication number: 20190098522
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein includes methods, systems, and computer readable media for correlating, load balancing and filtering tapped GTP and non-GTP packets. One method for correlating, load balancing and filtering tapped GTP and non-GTP packets includes receiving GTP packets tapped from a plurality of GTP network tap points. The method further includes receiving non-GTP packets tapped from at least one non-GTP network tap point. The method further includes correlating GTP packets with non-GTP packets for a particular subscriber. The method further includes forwarding the GTP packets and non-GTP packets correlated for the particular subscriber to a network monitoring tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Bogdan Tenea, Robin Lee O'Connor, Shardendu Pandey, Alan Richard Schwenk
  • Patent number: 10241128
    Abstract: A closed loop method of controlling a capacitive accelerometer uses two servo loops. A Vcrit servo loop uses an output signal (S2) modulated by a sine wave signal (S1). The Vcrit control signal adjusts the magnitude of the PWM drive signals applied to the fixed capacitor electrodes of the accelerometer, thereby optimising open loop gain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ATLANTIC INERTIAL SYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventors: Alan Richard Malvern, Kiran Harish
  • Patent number: 10209270
    Abstract: An inertial sensor includes a substantially planar, rotationally symmetric proof mass, a capacitive pick-off circuit connected to the proof mass, an electrical drive circuit connected to the four pairs of electrodes. The drive circuit is arranged to apply first in-phase and anti-phase pulse width modulation (PWM) drive signals with a first frequency to the first and third electrode pairs, such that one electrode in each pair is provided with in-phase PWM drive signals and the other electrode in each pair is provided with anti-phase PWM drive signals and to apply second in-phase and anti-phase PWM drive signals with a second frequency, different to the first frequency, to the second and fourth electrode pairs, such that one electrode in each pair is provided with in-phase PWM drive signals and the other electrode in each pair is provided with anti-phase PWM drive signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ATLANTIC INERTIAL SYSTEMS, LIMITED
    Inventor: Alan Richard Malvern
  • Publication number: 20180151162
    Abstract: A guitar effects pedal board with a multi effects switcher pcb assembly or assemblies encased in an effects pedal board which can activate or deactivate single or groups of multiple effects pedals which are set on top or mounted to the top of an effects pedal board. What is novel about this invention is that the multi effects switcher pcb assembly or pcb assemblies are integrated into the pedal board sheet metal and is not a separate product attached the pedal board. This design lends itself to a more cost effective solution for the consumer with easier initial setup when mounting and connecting cables between the multi effects switcher connections and the effects pedals connections, resulting in a more organized effects pedal board cable management system by minimizing cable cross over, audible noise and tone loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventor: Alan Richard McKenzie
  • Patent number: 9961588
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein relates to methods, systems, and computer readable media for test system connection resiliency. In some examples, a method for distributing monitored network traffic includes monitoring S1-MME traffic and S6a traffic in a core network of a telecommunications network. The method includes decrypting encrypted S1-MME traffic using information extracted from the S6a traffic. The method includes load balancing between a plurality of monitoring nodes using the decrypted S1-MME traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES SINGAPORE (HOLDINGS) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Avinash Raj Nambi Raj, Alan Richard Schwenk, Gabriel Chiriacescu
  • Patent number: 9902689
    Abstract: A process for preparing alkanesulfonic acids from sulfur trioxide and an alkane, wherein sulfur trioxide, the alkane and dialkylsulfonoyi peroxide (DASP) react as components, characterized in that the following steps are performed: a) sulfur trioxide is charged in a high-pressure reactor in a condensed phase; b) a temperature of at least 25° C. is set; c) the gaseous alkane is introduced to the high-pressure reactor until a pressure of at least 10 bar is reached; d) dialkylsulfonoyi peroxide (DASP) is added; and e) after a duration of at least 5 hours, the produced alkanesulfonic acid is withdrawn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Grillo Chemie GMBH
    Inventors: Timo Ott, Ingo Biertümpel, Klaus Bunthoff, Alan Richards
  • Patent number: 9897431
    Abstract: An edge detector is provided for determining the axial position of the leading or trailing edge of a rotating blade within rotating machinery. The edge detector includes a set of axially spaced tip detection probes locatable within a casing of the machinery. Each probe is arranged to detect whether or not the blade tip passes over that probe. The edge detector determines the axial position of the edge of the blade as the position of the boundary between those tip detection probes which detect passage of the blade tip thereover and those tip detection probes which detect no passage of the blade tip thereover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventor: Alan Richard Jones
  • Publication number: 20180030367
    Abstract: A grease composition comprises a base oil and an aluminium complex soap thickener, with graphite, molybdenum di-sulphide, calcium carbonate and bismuth sulphide all included as additives. The composition exhibits advantageous load, wear and friction performance, especially in extreme pressure environments, and is particularly suitable for use on open gears.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Edward Alexander WORTHINGTON, Alan Richard WHEATLEY
  • Publication number: 20170245175
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein relates to methods, systems, and computer readable media for test system connection resiliency. In some examples, a method for distributing monitored network traffic includes monitoring S1-MME traffic and S6a traffic in a core network of a telecommunications network. The method includes decrypting encrypted S1-MME traffic using information extracted from the S6a traffic. The method includes load balancing between a plurality of monitoring nodes using the decrypted S1-MME traffic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Avinash Raj Nambi Raj, Alan Richard Schwenk, Gabriel Chiriacescu
  • Patent number: 9738051
    Abstract: Adjoining edges of adjacent honeycomb core panel sections are mechanically interlocked. In one embodiment, the method includes forming a first edge along a first cellular core panel section. The first edge includes a first plurality of edge cell walls along the first edge. The method further includes forming a second edge along a second cellular core panel section, wherein the second edge includes a second plurality of edge cell walls along the second edge. The first edge is positioned proximate to the second edge. At least a portion of at least one of the first plurality of edge cell walls is mechanically interlocked with at least a portion of at least one of the second plurality of edge cell walls to form a joint therebetween. A composite structure may be at least partially produced by such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Rohr, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan Richard Douglas
  • Publication number: 20170227572
    Abstract: An inertial sensor includes a substantially planar, rotationally symmetric proof mass, a capacitive pick-off circuit connected to the proof mass, an electrical drive circuit connected to the four pairs of electrodes. The drive circuit is arranged to apply first in-phase and anti-phase pulse width modulation (PWM) drive signals with a first frequency to the first and third electrode pairs, such that one electrode in each pair is provided with in-phase PWM drive signals and the other electrode in each pair is provided with anti-phase PWM drive signals and to apply second in-phase and anti-phase PWM drive signals with a second frequency, different to the first frequency, to the second and fourth electrode pairs, such that one electrode in each pair is provided with in-phase PWM drive signals and the other electrode in each pair is provided with anti-phase PWM drive signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventor: Alan Richard Malvern
  • Publication number: 20170230320
    Abstract: A method implemented at a network entity during an instant messaging communication session conducted between a plurality of user terminals over a communications network, the method comprising: receiving a request over the communications network from one of said user terminals, the request comprising a uniform resource indicator that has been exchanged in an instant message during the instant messaging communication session; retrieving media content associated with the uniform resource indicator from a further network entity connected to said network; storing the retrieved media content in a data store connected to said network; and transmitting a response to said user terminal, the response comprising one of (i) at least one identifier of a location in the data store where the retrieved media content was stored; and (ii) the retrieved media content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Mark Alan Richard Knight, Maxim Anatolyevich Silchev
  • Patent number: 9577669
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for optimized message decoding are disclosed. According to one exemplary method, the method includes receiving a message containing one or more information elements (IEs). The method also includes determining a length associated with the message. The method further includes determining, using the length associated with message, whether the message can be accurately decoded using a mask stored in a memory. The method also includes in response to determining that the message can be accurately decoded using the mask, decoding the message using the mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Ixia
    Inventors: Alan Richard Schwenk, Avinash Raj
  • Patent number: 9556396
    Abstract: A grease formulation containing a thickener and a Fischer-Tropsch derived base oil, in particular a heavy or extra heavy base oil. The use of a Fischer-Tropsch oil results in an increase in thickener concentration and in improved properties such as anti-wear and copper corrosion performance. Also provided is the use of a Fischer-Tropsch derived base oil in a grease formulation, for the purpose of improving its anti-wear and/or copper corrosion performance, and/or for reducing the concentration of an additive in the formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Gilbert Robert Bernard Germaine, David John Wedlock, Alan Richard Wheatley
  • Publication number: 20160356806
    Abstract: A sensing structure for an accelerometer includes a support and a proof mass mounted to the support by flexible legs for in-plane movement in response to an applied acceleration along a sensing direction. The proof mass includes a plurality of moveable electrode fingers extending substantially perpendicular to the sensing direction and spaced apart in the sensing direction. The structure also includes at least one pair of fixed capacitor electrodes comprising first and second sets of fixed electrode fingers extending substantially perpendicular to the sensing direction and spaced apart in the sensing direction; the first set of fixed electrode fingers arranged to interdigitate with the moveable electrode fingers with a first offset in one direction from a median line therebetween, and the second set of fixed electrode fingers arranged to interdigitate with the moveable electrode fingers with a second offset in the opposite direction from a median line therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Alan Richard Malvern, Kiran Harish
  • Patent number: 9469155
    Abstract: A vehicle is provided with a hub and a collar. The hub extends longitudinally inward from a wheel. The collar is disposed over the hub and is mounted for translation relative to the hub. The vehicle also includes a panel assembly having a support and first and second panels. The support extends radially outward from the collar, and the first and second panels are each pivotally connected to opposing lateral edges of the support. The panels pivot between an expanded position and a collapsed position and translate radially for selectively closing a wheel opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Gordon M. Platto, David Michael Lechkun, Anthony Lee Meyer, Brad Alan Richards