Patents by Inventor Brian Barker

Brian Barker 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: 9721223
    Abstract: A system associates different data types with a specific product using a unique identification tag that can be used in a product identification process. The system associates a unique identifier with a unique record related to an individual product, generates a unique identifier associated with an individual product, attaches a machine readable unique identification tag to the individual product, the unique identification tag being associated with the unique identifier and containing information associated with the individual product, associates the unique identifier with a unique record, stores the association and the unique record, receives a signal comprising the unique identifier and having been generated remotely by a device reading the unique identification tag, and generates, responsive to the signal, a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Atrium Windows and Doors, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Gentile, Gareth Raab, Kyle Thomas, Brian Barker
  • Publication number: 20170004443
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for managing article use and equipment maintenance. A facility can include one or more job zones. Each job zone can be associated with one or more equipment items located within that job zone. Likewise, each equipment item can be associated with one or more articles, such as parts or tools. Personnel can request articles for use in conjunction with a selected equipment item. Upon release of an article to a personnel member, information identifying the personnel member, the equipment item, the requested article type, the specific article, and the time and date of the transaction can be stored. The described systems can be used to, among other things, create maintenance records associated with equipment items, check articles in and out of inventory, track the location and condition of articles, and monitor who is in possession of articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Travis Brandon Barker, Travis Brian Barker
  • Publication number: 20170004440
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for managing article allocation and distribution. A facility may be divided into a plurality of job zones and personnel members may be associated with one or more of the job zones. Each job zone may be associated with a predetermined list of articles or equipment suitable for use by personnel in the zone's environment. Personnel may order or request articles for use by selecting a body portion of a humanoid avatar. Available articles corresponding to the selected body portion and suitable for use in the job zone associated with the personnel member may then be displayed for further selection. The described systems and methods may also be used to, among other things, check articles in and out of inventory, track the location of articles, monitor who is in possession of articles, track the effectiveness of distributed articles, and record personnel's use of articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Travis Brandon Barker, Travis Brian Barker
  • Publication number: 20130299569
    Abstract: A system associates different data types with a specific product using a unique identification tag that can be used in a product identification process. The system associates a unique identifier with a unique record related to an individual product, generates a unique identifier associated with an individual product, attaches a machine readable unique identification tag to the individual product, the unique identification tag being associated with the unique identifier and containing information associated with the individual product, associates the unique identifier with a unique record, stores the association and the unique record, receives a signal comprising the unique identifier and having been generated remotely by a device reading the unique identification tag, and generates, responsive to the signal, a user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Carl Gentile, Gareth Raab, Kyle Thomas, Brian Barker
  • Patent number: 7510124
    Abstract: A semiconductor wafer including a plurality of pits in the semiconductor wafer. The pits are arranged in an information-providing pattern and are readable after completion of processing on the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Barker, Raymond Bunkofske, John Colt, Perry Hartswick, John Lewis, Nancy Pascoe
  • Patent number: 7480241
    Abstract: CMTS software keeps track of the number of call requests accepted during a given monitoring period, this number being referred to as Count. As each call request is received, Count is compared to the current value stored in an overload state MIB (which can change multiple times during a monitoring period based on the actual overload state as reported by fault management). If Count exceeds the MIB value, the call request is denied. After the monitoring period ends, the Count of call requests accepted is reset to zero and the count value begins incrementing at the start of the next monitoring period as calls are accepted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Arris International, Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Hanks, Tom Cloonan, Brian Barker
  • Publication number: 20070241202
    Abstract: A semiconductor wafer including a plurality of pits in the semiconductor wafer. The pits are arranged in an information-providing pattern and are readable after completion of processing on the wafer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Barker, Raymond Bunkofske, John Colt, Perry Hartswick, John Lewis, Nancy Pascoe
  • Publication number: 20050254419
    Abstract: Different polling rates are applied to high priority BE service flows depending on whether the service flow contains, or is about to contain, traffic packets. A high priority service flow is identified upon boot-up of a user device, and defaults to a slow polling mode. A trigger causes the service flow to be serviced as a fast polling mode. The fast polling mode lasts for a predetermined period of time. If traffic continues at the end of the predetermined period of time, the predetermined period of time is reset so that the fast-polling mode continues until traffic flow on the high priority service flow ceases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2005
    Publication date: November 17, 2005
    Inventors: Brian Barker, Greg Gohman
  • Publication number: 20050052993
    Abstract: CMTS software keeps track of the number of call requests accepted during a given monitoring period, this number being referred to as Count. As each call request is received, Count is compared to the current value stored in an overload state MIB (which can change multiple times during a monitoring period based on the actual overload state as reported by fault management). If Count exceeds the MIB value, the call request is denied. After the monitoring period ends, the Count of call requests accepted is reset to zero and the count value begins incrementing at the start of the next monitoring period as calls are accepted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Publication date: March 10, 2005
    Inventors: William Hanks, Tom Cloonan, Brian Barker
  • Publication number: 20050002331
    Abstract: Static balancing of cable modems across upstream channels is made based on the channel's current bandwidth demand compared to a first and/or second CAC threshold level. If both threshold levels are exceeded, the modem is assigned to the channel having the lowest bandwidth demand. After registration, predictive balancing modems according to whether an MTA is part of a given modem avoids concentration of modems having MTAs on certain channels while other channels serve only modems without MTAs. Modems are also predictively balanced according to whether they have associated a DSA_use_history profile. Modems associated with certain subscribers may be balanced according to the time of day balancing is occurring based on the profile. Thus, light user's during working hours may be balanced as heavy user's at night if they typically download video content or use VoIP features during the evening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2004
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Inventors: Steven Nolle, Brian Barker, Alan Doucette
  • Patent number: 6678698
    Abstract: Secure web-based method and system for communicating and managing project information are provided. The method allows for storing project-related information including project documentation in a database. The method further provides an interface screen available through a global communications network. The interface screen is configurable to identify a plurality of project tasks. The interface screen includes a datafield for defining a respective time window over which each of the tasks is to be performed by at least one project participant. The method allows for posting over the global communications network to selected project participants the plurality of project tasks. The posted plurality of project tasks is linkable to the database to retrieve project documentation that requires review by the selected project participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Intralinks, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Fredell, Brian Barker
  • Publication number: 20010028364
    Abstract: Secure web-based method and system for communicating and managing project information are provided. The method allows for storing project-related information including project documentation in a database. The method further provides an interface screen available through a global communications network. The interface screen is configurable to identify a plurality of project tasks. The interface screen includes a datafield for defining a respective time window over which each of the tasks is to be performed by at least one project participant. The method allows for posting over the global communications network to selected project participants the plurality of project tasks. The posted plurality of project tasks is linkable to the database to retrieve project documentation that requires review by the selected project participants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2001
    Publication date: October 11, 2001
    Inventors: Thomas Fredell, Brian Barker
  • Patent number: 4616467
    Abstract: The invention describes a machine which folds blanks of cut and creased material to define folded tabs which have tongues. The tongues have flaps which are folded over onto the tongues and the thus held tabs are transported by a revolving drum and the tongues and flaps are inserted in an aperture or apertures of a holding device holding groups of containers together. The machine operates continuously and the drum is provided with pairs of plates the opening and closing of which are controlled by cams to enable the insertion of the folded blanks within the pairs of plates by an insertion knife which reciprocates radially of the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1986
    Inventors: Michael Brain, Richard D. Wade, Brian Barker
  • Patent number: 4078488
    Abstract: A screen for use in a silk screen printing process is made by a process comprising the steps of forming a positive image of a desired print, applying it to a screen so as to obstruct apertures therein corresponding to said positive image, filling all unobstructed apertures in the screen with a flexible polymeric material and then removing the positive image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1978
    Assignee: Engineering Components Limited
    Inventors: Martin Edward John Wright, Clinton Brian Barker