Patents by Inventor Andrew J. Newman

Andrew J. Newman 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: 7730040
    Abstract: Embodiments of a feedback-driven malware detector are directed to protecting a computer from programs that perform actions that are malicious or not expected by a user. In one embodiment, the feedback-driven malware detector performs a method that initially determines whether the state of an application program scheduled to be added to an extensibility point on a computer is already known. If the state of the object is not already known, the user is informed that an application program is being installed on the computer and that the application program is being added to an extensibility point. Then, input is obtained from the user that assists in determining whether the application program is malware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Sterling M Reasor, Andrew J Newman, Ronald A Franczyk, Jason Garms, Christopher Ryan Jones
  • Patent number: 7431564
    Abstract: A blisk for use in the turbine section of a gas turbine engine comprises a disk around the circumference of which is disposed a plurality of blades in an annular array. The blades are preferably cast separately and then joined, for example by welding, so that the roots form a continuous ring. The remaining volume of the rotor disk is formed of consolidated metal powder by a hot isostatic process. Extending a short distance above each blade root is a shank carrying a platform and the blade airfoil section. The dimensions of the platforms in the circumferential direction are such that they co-operate to form a plenum chamber encircling the periphery of the rotor disk. The blades are cast with internal cooling passages access to which is gained from the plenum through orifices in the sides of the blade shanks. Thus, in use, cooling air may be passed across at least one face of the blisk into the plenum from where it enters the blade cooling passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Rolls Royce plc
    Inventor: Andrew J. Newman