Patents by Inventor Brian A. Russell

Brian A. Russell 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: 20210141664
    Abstract: For a process of an operating system, it is detected that a live migration has occurred, the live migration comprising a change in a hardware characteristic of a computer system on which the process executes. A first message is broadcast to a set of processors, the first message causing each processor in the set of processors to enter a waiting state. While each of the set of processors is in the waiting state, a portion of a set of program instructions of the operating system is modified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Frank Veale, Juan M. Casas, JR., Caleb Russell Olson, Amanda LIEM
  • Publication number: 20210141654
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a guest operating system (OS) running on a virtual machine (VM) detects a VM migration, where the embodiment comprises storing, by the guest OS, a VM identifier (VMID) provided by the VM and a first host identifier (HID) provided by a host computer system in a computer memory. The embodiment also comprises determining, by the guest OS, that the VM performs migrations that are transparent to the guest OS. The embodiment further comprises detecting, by the guest OS, that the VM has been migrated based on a comparison of the first HID to a second HID provided to the guest OS in response to an HID request from the guest OS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Frank Veale, Juan M. Casas, JR., Caleb Russell Olson, Amanda Liem
  • Publication number: 20210128840
    Abstract: Disclosed are plunger assemblies which include a plunger sleeve, a plunger rod and an axial protrusion disposed within an inner cavity of the plunger sleeve. Application of a distal force onto the plunger via the plunger rod causes the axial protrusion to contact and apply pressure to an engagement surface in the inner cavity. The engagement surface is configured to receive distal force from the end of the axial protrusion. This causes the plunger to elongate and slightly constrict, thus reducing break loose force and facilitating transition from storage mode to dispensing mode of the plunger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Brian Russell Lilly, Timothy M. Miller, Shankara Narayanappa
  • Patent number: 10995816
    Abstract: A magnetorheological damper, wherein the damper comprises a housing that is at least partially filed with a magnetorheological fluid, and a magnetorheological valve disposed within the housing. The valve includes a magnetically permeable core having at least one coil reservoir formed therein, and at least one conductor coil, wherein each conductor coil is disposed around a portion of the core within a respective one of the coil reservoir(s). The valve additionally includes a fluid flow path adjacent the conductor coil(s). The fluid flow path is structured and operable to allow the magnetorheological fluid to flow adjacent the conductor coil(s). The valve further includes at least one coil cover, wherein each coil cover is disposed over a respective one of the coil(s) such that the respective coil is protected from exposure to magnetorheological fluid flowing through the fluid flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Jared L. Trauernicht, Brian Russell Hopkins, Eric Nels Anderfaas
  • Patent number: 10986782
    Abstract: A riding lawn care vehicle may include a frame, an engine, a steering assembly, a support platform and a front platform. At least a pair of drive wheels may be operably coupled to the frame. The engine is operably coupled to the frame via an engine platform. The engine is disposed between the drive wheels to selectively provide drive power to the drive wheels via respective hydraulic pumps. The steering assembly includes control levers operably coupled to respective drive wheels via the respective hydraulic pumps. The steering assembly enables steering of the lawn care vehicle based on drive speed control of the drive wheels responsive to positioning of the control levers. The support platform is operably coupled to the frame at a rear portion of the lawn care vehicle. The front platform is operably coupled to the frame forward of the engine platform. The front platform supports the hydraulic pumps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventors: Corey Fisher, Brian Downing, Joshua Lawrence, Timothy Wicker, Juan Plasencia, Darren Chandler, Jordan Craven, Travis Lyons, Rick Nelson, Braxton Reese, Juan Rodriguez, Jerry Sandy, Eric Tse, Chris Russell, Steven Benedict, Jake Bagwell
  • Publication number: 20210073706
    Abstract: Systems and methods for auditing business controls are disclosed. The system may receive or retrieve data from one or more data sources corresponding to a business control. The system may perform a direct analytic control test (ACT) or an indirect ACT on the data. The system may compare a direct ACT result or an indirect ACT result to an ACT threshold. The ACT threshold may comprise separate direct ACT thresholds and indirect ACT thresholds. Based on the comparison, the system may determine an operating effectiveness of the business control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL RELATED SERVICES COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: JILL ANNE BARRY, DONALD W. GALLIEN, CRAIG GREENBERG, JEREMY D. HARLOW, BRIAN RUSSELL KENNY, BRADLEY EUGENE MORGAN, JAYDIP MUKHOPADHYAY, RESHMI MUTHRAJA, BRIAN JAMES SELDEN
  • Patent number: 10918800
    Abstract: Disclosed are plunger assemblies including various convertible plungers and methods of making the same. Each plunger assembly is configured for disposition within a barrel of a medical container, e.g., a syringe, and displaced within the barrel from an engagement position to a release position. The engagement position is configured to provide a compression seal between a storage sealing section of the plunger and an inner wall of the syringe barrel. In the release position, the compression seal is reduced or eliminated. Also disclosed are methods for making convertible plungers and assembling them into syringes, e.g., pre-filled syringes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SIO2 MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Russell Lilly, Kenneth Wade Kelly, Joseph W. Rogers, Jean-Pierre Giraud, Bruce Rabinne, Herve Pichot, Benjamin Hunt, Zachary Dean Freeman, Dalton Roe, Robert S. Abrams
  • Publication number: 20200370371
    Abstract: A ladder is provided having a base section and a fly section slidably coupled with the base section. The base section includes a first pair of spaced apart rails and a first plurality of rungs extending between and coupled to the first pair of spaced apart rails. The fly section includes a second pair of spaced apart rails and a second plurality of rungs extending between and coupled to the second pair of spaced apart rails. The various rungs may be coupled with their associated rails in an offset relationship such that they are not centered along a longitudinal center axis line of the rails. A rung lock device may be used which includes an arm pivotally coupled with the base section and configured to selectively engage various rungs of the second plurality of rungs to maintain the fly section in a desired position relative to the base section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: WING ENTERPRISES, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jay Ballard, Christian Smith, Gary Jonas, Sean Peterson, Brian Russell
  • Patent number: 10815728
    Abstract: Elevated work platform apparatuses, as well as associated methods, are provided. In one particular embodiment, an elevated platform apparatus is provided comprising a first assembly having a pair of rails coupled with a plurality of rungs, a second assembly hingedly coupled with the first assembly, a platform pivotally coupled with the first assembly and configured to extend to, and engage a portion of, the second assembly. The apparatus further includes a cage associated with the platform. The cage may include at least one bar and at least one gate, the at least one gate being configured to swing in a first direction upon a user stepping on to the platform from the first rail assembly, and then swing back to a closed position after the user is standing on the platform. platform includes a toe-kick structure that is collapsible relative to the deck of the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: WING ENTERPRISES, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Brian Russell, N. Ryan Moss
  • Patent number: 10811768
    Abstract: A method for utilising an array of independently controllable dielectric lenses for radio signal to allow a single antenna to be focussed on one location with a highly directive beam or on more than one location thus enable radio links to be formed with multiple locations. Within the array, each lens will consist of a shaped piece of dielectric material that can be independently, or in groups, pointed in such a direction as to change the direction of the radio signals passing through the lens. The lens will have a shape equivalent to a converging lens which may be a convex shape. Other forms of converging lens may be implemented save space and material. The antenna will have a low gain, wide area of reception and may be implemented as a planar metal antenna or as a group of planar antennas in an array. This invention provides a lightweight system for providing high gain antenna performance without the need for a complex antenna array system or the need for multiple transceiver electronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: AERONET GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS LABS DAC
    Inventors: Brian Russell, Ronan Farrell
  • Patent number: 10765812
    Abstract: Disclosed are plunger assemblies including various convertible plungers and methods of making the same. Each plunger assembly is configured for disposition within a barrel of a medical container, e.g., a syringe, and displaced within the barrel from an engagement position to a release position. The engagement position is configured to provide a compression seal between a storage sealing section of the plunger and an inner wall of the syringe barrel. In the release position, the compression seal is reduced or eliminated. Also disclosed are methods for making convertible plungers and as assembling them into syringes, e.g., pre-filled syringes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SIO2 MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Russell Lilly, Kenneth Wade Kelly, Joseph W. Rogers, Jean-Pierre Giraud, Bruce Rabinne, Benjamin Hunt, Zachary Dean Freeman
  • Patent number: 10738531
    Abstract: A ladder is provided having a base section and a fly section slidably coupled with the base section. The base section includes a first pair of spaced apart rails and a first plurality of rungs extending between and coupled to the first pair of spaced apart rails. The fly section includes a second pair of spaced apart rails and a second plurality of rungs extending between and coupled to the second pair of spaced apart rails. The various rungs may be coupled with their associated rails in an offset relationship such that they are not centered along a longitudinal center axis line of the rails. A rung lock device may be used which includes an arm pivotally coupled with the base section and configured to selectively engage various rungs of the second plurality of rungs to maintain the fly section in a desired position relative to the base section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: WING ENTERPRISES, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jay Ballard, Christian Smith, Gary Jonas, Sean Peterson, Brian Russell
  • Patent number: 10694429
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and system for managing data connectivity links for a plurality of aircraft in a network wherein at least one aircraft is a non-cooperative aircraft, said network comprising a plurality of sub-mesh regions, each sub-mesh having a plurality of nodes, wherein at least one node is representative of an aircraft, and a control sub-mesh node configured to maintain a plurality of data links with the plurality of aircraft in the sub-mesh region based on a generated real-time map of data connections for the sub-mesh region; and a master control node configured to control each control sub-mesh node of each sub-mesh region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: AERONET GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS LABS DAC
    Inventors: Brian Russell, Ronan Farrell
  • Publication number: 20200165868
    Abstract: Ladders and ladder components are provided including a rung assembly that provides an alert to a user of the ladder that they are standing on a particular rung or step. In one example, the lower most rung or step of a ladder includes a rung assembly having an alert mechanism. The alert mechanism may provide an audible and/or other sensory alert to a user when they step on the rung assembly so that the user recognizes their position relative to the ground or supporting surface. In one embodiment, the rung assembly is configured such that a front edge remains in a constant or fixed position relative to the rails to which it is coupled so that a user can rely on a fixed or constant position of the front edge of the assembly when climbing or descending the ladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Christian Smith, Benjamin Cook, Sean Peterson, Brian Russell, N. Ryan Moss, Bryan Wright, Gary Jonas
  • Publication number: 20200165870
    Abstract: Ladders, ladder components and related methods are provided including various embodiments of a combination ladder. In some embodiments, a platform is provided that is fixedly coupled with a rail assembly of a combination ladder. The platform may pivot between a useable position or state and a stowed or stored position or state. The platform may maintain a position relative to certain rungs of the rail assembly while being displaceable relative to other rungs of the rail assembly. A hand rail may be coupled to the rail assembly and a tray may be coupled with the hand rail. The tray and the platform may be configured to maintain a constant distance between one another while the rail assembly is adjusted for height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: N. Ryan Moss, Sean Peterson, Brian Russell
  • Patent number: 10665940
    Abstract: The invention is for a system and method of constructing an array of fixed antennas to provide coverage for radio communications to multiple mobile aerial vehicles from a terrestrial location. In one embodiment there is provided antenna system providing radio communications to a plurality or moving aerial vehicles, said system comprising an array of fixed antennas; at least one or a plurality of transceivers selectively connected to the array of fixed antennas; and a control unit configured to switch individual antennas from said array to connect with at least one transceiver. The control unit is configured with a switch matrix to control the connections from the antennas to the plurality of transceivers to implement a desired communications protocol, and the system is further configurable to supply exclusion policies to the control unit which identify which antennas are not to be connected to the switch matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AERONET GLOBAL COMMUNCATIONS LABS DAC
    Inventors: Brian Russell, Ronan Farrell
  • Publication number: 20200162467
    Abstract: Present technology is directed to a system and method for implementing an offline scheme to automatically and efficiently transform a set of conventional IP-based Access Control Entries in a supplied configuration into compressed form that can then be represented as Object-Group based Access Control Entries. The compression is performed on contiguous blocks of the supplied Access Control List having a common prescribed filtering access. The compression is performed by iteratively selecting a data field with mismatching data values across the ACEs and merging the data values into a corresponding data field of the output ACE. The common values of other data fields are then imported to the corresponding data fields of the output ACE. The process is repeated in an iterative manner by assigning a different data field as the selected data field for each iteration round.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Parag M. Panse, Brian Russell Kean, Sanjay Kumar Hooda
  • Patent number: 10641041
    Abstract: Elevated work platforms, as well as associated methods, are provided. In one particular embodiment, an elevated platform apparatus is provided comprising a first rail assembly having a pair of rails coupled with a plurality of rungs, a second rail assembly hingedly coupled with the first rail assembly, a platform configured to rest upon a portion of the first rail assembly and the second rails assembly and a cage associated with the platform. The cage may include at least one bar and at least one gate, the at least one gate being configured to swing in a first direction upon a user stepping on to the platform from the first rail assembly, and then swing back to a closed position after the user is standing on the platform. The at least one gate is also limited from being displaced in a second direction, opposite the first direction, beyond the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: WING ENTERPRISES, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: N. Ryan Moss, Darius S. Penrod, Brian Russell, Sean Peterson, Gary Joans
  • Publication number: 20200103003
    Abstract: A transmission comprising an input shaft connectable to a power generation device such that the input shaft is rotatable at a power input rotational speed, an output shaft connectable to a driveline of the vehicle, and a plurality of gear sets selectable to operably connect the input shaft to the output shaft providing a rotational speed reduction ratio therebetween. The gear sets comprise a master active gear set having a master gear ratio, a slave active gear set having a slave gear ratio, and a passive gear set having a passive gear ratio. The passive gear set is operable to selectively engage the master and slave active gear sets to provide the high numeric compound ratio rotational speed reduction that is the product of the master active gear ratio, the slave active gear ratio and the passive gear ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Brian Russell Hopkins, Eric Nels Anderfaas, Jared Trauernicht
  • Patent number: 10579233
    Abstract: Allowing a user to navigate data in a user interface when a modal dialog box has been activated. A method includes displaying a graphical user interface window. The method further includes allowing user input for modifying a particular data in the graphical user interface window. Thereafter, the method further includes displaying a modal dialog superimposed and obscuring at least a portion of the graphical user interface window, including obscuring at least a portion of the data, and to prevent user input for modifying the data in the graphical user interface window so long as the modal dialog remains active. The method further includes identifying information indicating that the modal dialog should be hidden. The method further includes at least partially hiding the modal dialog revealing at least a portion of the obscured data, while continuing to prevent user input for modifying the data in the graphical user interface window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Todd Randall Lefor, Monique Renea Sauvageau, Brian Russell Glaeske