Patents by Inventor Ben Smith

Ben Smith 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: 10318746
    Abstract: There is disclosed in an example, a computing apparatus, including: a trusted execution environment (TEE); and one or more logic elements providing a collaboration engine within the TEE, operable to: receive a change to a secured document via a trusted channel; apply a change to the secured document; log the change to a ledger; and display the document to a client device via a protected audio-video path (PAVP). There is also disclosed a method of providing a collaboration engine, and a computer-readable medium having stored thereon executable instructions for providing a collaboration engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: McAfee, LLC
    Inventors: Oleg Pogorelik, Alex Nayshtut, Ned M. Smith, Igor Muttik, Omer Ben-Shalom
  • Patent number: 10289811
    Abstract: Systems and methods for accessing digital content using electronic tickets and ticket tokens in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment, a user device includes a processor, a network interface, and memory configured to store an electronic ticket, and a ticket token, and the processor is configured by an application to send a request for digital content, receive a ticket token from a merchant server, wherein the ticket token is generated by a DRM server and associated with an electronic ticket that enables playback of the requested digital content, send the ticket token to a DRM server, receive an electronic ticket that enables playback of requested digital content, request the digital content associated with the electronic ticket, and play back the requested digital content using the electronic ticket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: DIVX, LLC
    Inventors: Ben Ziskind, David Smith, Ramon Davila
  • Publication number: 20190137418
    Abstract: An equipment mount for an x-ray apparatus is disclosed. The mount includes a main shield element, a peripheral shield element and a secondary shield element arranged to permit a mounting element to pass through the main shield element in a shielded manner. A support apparatus for an x-ray apparatus is also disclosed. The support apparatus comprises a separable bearing for translating a support part between a first position and a second position and an elevator mechanism for translating the support part from the second position to a third position, thereby separating the bearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Ben PRICE, Michael BEECHEY, James SMITH
  • Publication number: 20190137417
    Abstract: An equipment mount for an x-ray apparatus is disclosed. The mount includes a main shield element, a peripheral shield element and a secondary shield element arranged to permit a mounting element to pass through the main shield element in a shielded manner. A support apparatus for an x-ray apparatus is also disclosed. The support apparatus comprises a separable bearing for translating a support part between a first position and a second position and an elevator mechanism for translating the support part from the second position to a third position, thereby separating the bearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Ben PRICE, Michael BEECHEY, James SMITH
  • Publication number: 20190118930
    Abstract: An aircraft assembly is disclosed having a wing tip device connected to a wing tip of a wing by a first connector, a second connector, and a third connector. The wing tip device includes a front device spar and a rear device spar. The first connector is associated with the rear device spar. The second connector is spaced apart in a chordwise direction forward of the first connector, and the third connector is spaced apart in a chordwise direction rearward of the first connector. The third connector includes a spigot mounting formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Clive STEADMAN, David LIVERSAGE, Ben SMITH, Ruth PULLAN
  • Patent number: 10207739
    Abstract: A vehicle (100) for use in the field of visual effects is provided, which has at least one adjustable dimension. The vehicle comprises a frame (101) and a plurality of wheels (110, 120, 130, 140), the wheels being adjustably attached to the frame such that the distance between a pair of wheels can be adjusted either manually or automatically. This adjustment may be a continuous adjustment. The vehicle may also comprise tracking markers which generate data in order to facilitate the production of a digital model. The vehicle may also comprise a camera (155) having a 360 degree field of view. The data captured by the camera can be used in the digital effects process to create realistic reflections of the surrounding environment on the digital model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Alistair Thompson, Ben Smith, Angus Kneale, Elia Popov
  • Publication number: 20180361004
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of malodor counteraction. More particularly, it concerns malodor masking ingredient having an indane moiety (as defined in formula (I)), as well as malodor masking compositions comprising such ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Firmenich SA
    Inventors: Matthew ROGERS, Christian MARGOT, Christine VUILLEUMIER, Ben SMITH, Sanja FITZGERALD, Maud REITER, Stefano NICOLAI
  • Publication number: 20170296009
    Abstract: A floor tool for an apparatus for cleaning a floor surface. The floor tool including a floor facing surface having a floor facing inlet for receiving dirty air, an outlet aperture for communication with the suction source, and a passage in fluid communication with the outlet aperture, which passage extends laterally across the floor facing surface and terminates at respective lateral inlets for receiving dirty air. The floor tool further including a sealing member for engaging with a floor surface during use, which sealing member extends away from the floor facing surface and laterally across the floor facing surface to block a flow of air towards the passage when the floor tool is engaged with a floor surface. During use, the or a substantial portion of the weight of the floor tool is borne/carried by the sealing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Daniel William Carter, Jennifer Kathryn Marsden, May Wilson, Ben Smith
  • Patent number: 9710435
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a processor, a computer memory, a user interface, and computer-executable instructions which enable a user to formulate mathematical expressions via the user interface. The mathematical expression is composed from objects selected from a library of object types in the memory. The object types include primitive objects and non-primitive objects. Non-primitive objects contain at least one field which in turn can contain additional objects; primitive objects have no fields. The mathematical expression is defined by a computer-readable data structure in the memory, and each object and field has a mathematical significance assigned thereto. The data structure uniquely identifies each object and each field, and includes pointers to define nesting of the objects and fields in the mathematical expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventors: P. Karl Halton, Ben Smith, Gregory James Fee
  • Publication number: 20170174263
    Abstract: A vehicle (100) for use in the field of visual effects is provided, which has at least one adjustable dimension. The vehicle comprises a frame (101) and a plurality of wheels (110, 120, 130, 140), the wheels being adjustably attached to the frame such that the distance between a pair of wheels can be adjusted either manually or automatically. This adjustment may be a continuous adjustment. The vehicle may also comprise tracking markers which generate data in order to facilitate the production of a digital model. The vehicle may also comprise a camera (155) having a 360 degree field of view. The data captured by the camera can be used in the digital effects process to create realistic reflections of the surrounding environment on the digital model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Alistair THOMPSON, Ben SMITH, Angus KNEALE, Elia POPOV
  • Patent number: 9597890
    Abstract: An apparatus, such as a flow restriction apparatus, is provided. The flow restriction apparatus includes an ink outlet perforating through a tank wall of a printing fluid reservoir of a user-refillable inkjet printer system. The ink outlet facilitates fluid communication between the printing fluid reservoir and an inkjet pen of the printer system. Printing fluid from the printing fluid reservoir enters the ink outlet from the printing fluid reservoir under suction pressure exerted by the inkjet pen. A screen is located inside the printing fluid reservoir and separates the printing fluid reservoir from the ink outlet. The screen is ink permeable. The screen includes a screen aperture having an effective radius smaller than a meniscus of a droplet of printing fluid at atmospheric pressure within the printing fluid reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Bryan Murphy, Ben Smith, Willie Sheehan, William Black
  • Publication number: 20160088044
    Abstract: An example method involves receiving, by a playback device in a media playback system, limited-access media, where the limited-access media corresponds to a limited-access playback device characteristic. The method may further involve determining, by the playback device, that a particular playback device having the limited-access playback device characteristic is active in the media playback system. Based on determining that the particular playback device having the limited-access playback device characteristic is active in the media playback system, the method may further involve causing the media playback system to play back the limited-access media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Brad Wolf, Ben Smith
  • Patent number: 9188189
    Abstract: Embodiments of isolators including magnetically-assisted thermal compensation devices are provided, as are embodiments of magnetically-assisted thermal compensation devices. In one embodiment, the isolator includes a damper assembly and a magnetically-assisted thermal compensator (“TC”). The magnetically-assisted TC includes, in turn, a TC chamber fluidly coupled to the damper assembly and configured to exchange damping fluid therewith. A TC piston is slidably disposed within the TC chamber and exposed to damping fluid when the TC chamber is filled therewith. A TC bellows is sealingly coupled to the TC piston and exerts a resilient bias force thereon. A magnetic preload system is further coupled to the TC piston and exerts a magnetic bias force thereon, which combines with the resilient bias force provided by the TC bellows to impart the magnetically-assisted TC with a predetermined pressure profile over the operative temperature range of the isolator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Goold, Ben Smith, Paul Buchele
  • Publication number: 20150145191
    Abstract: Embodiments of an isolator having a nested flexure device are provided, as are embodiments of a nested flexure device and methods for the production thereof. In one embodiment isolator includes an isolator body and a nested flexure device mounted to an end portion of the isolator body. The nested flexure device includes an inner flexure array compliant along first and second perpendicular axes orthogonal to the working axis of the isolator. The nested flexure device further includes an outer flexure array compliant along the first and second perpendicular axes, coupled in series with the inner flexure array, and circumscribing at least a portion of the inner flexure array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Ben Smith, Paul Buchele, Kevin Witwer
  • Patent number: 8990202
    Abstract: A method includes identifying a table within a first document. The method includes analyzing at least one of: a column heading in the table, a row heading in the table, and data in a cell in the table. The method includes determining, based on the analysis, that the table contains financial data classifiable according to a taxonomy. The method includes analyzing, by a classification component comprising at least one classification engine, at least one of a column heading in the table and a row heading in the table. The method includes generating, by the classification component, a classification suggestion for at least one element in the table, based on the analysis of the classification component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: CoreFiling S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Ben Smith, Paul Warren, David North, Richard Ashby, Martin Hutchinson
  • Publication number: 20140374974
    Abstract: Embodiments of isolators including magnetically-assisted thermal compensation devices are provided, as are embodiments of magnetically-assisted thermal compensation devices. In one embodiment, the isolator includes a damper assembly and a magnetically-assisted thermal compensator (“TC”). The magnetically-assisted TC includes, in turn, a TC chamber fluidly coupled to the damper assembly and configured to exchange damping fluid therewith. A TC piston is slidably disposed within the TC chamber and exposed to damping fluid when the TC chamber is filled therewith. A TC bellows is sealingly coupled to the TC piston and exerts a resilient bias force thereon. A magnetic preload system is further coupled to the TC piston and exerts a magnetic bias force thereon, which combines with the resilient bias force provided by the TC bellows to impart the magnetically-assisted TC with a predetermined pressure profile over the operative temperature range of the isolator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Ryan Goold, Ben Smith, Paul Buchele
  • Publication number: 20140201145
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include systems and methods of conflict resolution, retry condition management and/or handling of problem files in the synchronization architecture of the cloud-based platform. One embodiment of the disclosed technology detects conflicts between incompatible changes made on opposite file systems based on file system sync results when executing a sync event on the file system. In one embodiment, the disclosed technology applies self-healing strategies when unexpected failures occur. For example, if a synchronization action fails repeatedly, an external action (e.g., from user, file system, etc.) can return the system back to a consistent state again.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Griffin Dorman, Florian Jourda, Kunal Parmar, Dave Sawyer, Ben Smith
  • Publication number: 20130117268
    Abstract: A method includes identifying a table within a first document. The method includes analyzing at least one of: a column heading in the table, a row heading in the table, and data in a cell in the table. The method includes determining, based on the analysis, that the table contains financial data classifiable according to a taxonomy. The method includes analyzing, by a classification component comprising at least one classification engine, at least one of a column heading in the table and a row heading in the table. The method includes generating, by the classification component, a classification suggestion for at least one element in the table, based on the analysis of the classification component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Ben Smith, Paul Warren, David North, Richard Ashby, Martin Hutchinson
  • Patent number: 8423640
    Abstract: A system detects spamming. The system identifies normal users visiting a web site and determines an occurrence of spamming on the web site based at least in part on the identified normal users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Smith, Chad Lester, Edward Lyle Karrels
  • Patent number: D742962
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Aidan O'Reilly, John Oliver, Ben Smith, John Mulrennan