Patents by Inventor Brian Fletcher

Brian Fletcher 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: 10949253
    Abstract: A scheduler manages execution of a plurality of data-collection jobs, assigns individual jobs to specific forwarders in a set of forwarders, and generates and transmits tokens (e.g., pairs of data-collection tasks and target sources) to assigned forwarders. The forwarder uses the tokens, along with stored information applicable across jobs, to collect data from the target source and forward it onto an indexer for processing. For example, the indexer can then break a data stream into discrete events, extract a timestamp from each event and index (e.g., store) the event based on the timestamp. The scheduler can monitor forwarders' job performance, such that it can use the performance to influence subsequent job assignments. Thus, data-collection jobs can be efficiently assigned to and executed by a group of forwarders, where the group can potentially be diverse and dynamic in size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Tristan Fletcher, Brian Bingham
  • Patent number: 10935885
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods position a template for imprinting a formable material over one or more gas-flow channels on a stage, wherein the template includes a patterning surface, a mesa, and at least one mesa sidewall; and direct a gas flow through the one or more gas-flow channels toward a portion of the at least one mesa sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mehul N. Patel, Edward Brian Fletcher
  • Patent number: 10935883
    Abstract: A nanoimprint lithography template, method of fabrication, and method of manufacturing an article using the same. The template includes a body having first and second opposed sides, the second side having a mesa extending therefrom, with the mesa having sidewalls and a surface. A recessed shelf extends around a perimeter of the mesa surface, with a light-blocking material positioned on at least the recessed shelf and at a thickness such that the light-blocking material does not extend beyond a plane defined by the mesa surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Amir Tavakkoli Kermani Ghariehali, Edward Brian Fletcher
  • Patent number: 10929163
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to a system for monitoring a virtual-machine environment. During operation, the system identifies a parent and a set of two or more child components that are related to the parent component in the virtual-machine environment. Next, the system determines a performance metric for each child component in the set of two or more child components. The system then determines a child-component performance state for each child component in the set of two or more child components based on the performance metric for the child component and a child-component state criterion. Finally, the system determines a parent state for the parent component based on the child-component performance state for each child component in the set of two or more child components and a parent-component state criterion, wherein the parent-component state criterion includes a threshold percentage or number of child components that have a specified state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Brian Bingham, Tristan Fletcher
  • Patent number: 10921706
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, or platter for modifying mesa sidewalls of a template by cleaning or coating the mesa sidewalls. In which the template has a pattern area on a first surface of a mesa. Mesa sidewalls surround the first surface of the mesa. The mesa sidewalls are exposed to a gas. The gas modifies the mesa sidewalls. Resistance to the flow of gas towards the pattern area is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Edward Brian Fletcher
  • Publication number: 20210042906
    Abstract: Systems and processes for analyzing an image. Analyzing the image may comprise selecting a computer vision parameter for an image feature identification process. The image feature identification process may identify at least one feature in the image when using the computer vision parameter. Analyzing the image may further comprise segmenting the image into a region of interest T and a background region B. Analyzing the image may further comprise calculating a set of statistical values about the region of interest T of the image. Analyzing the image may further comprise classifying the image based on both the computer vision parameter and the set of statistical values as one of either: a defect containing image or a defect free image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Kathryn Brenda Bean, Teresa Perez Estrada, Edward Brian Fletcher, Mehul N. Patel
  • Patent number: 10895806
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a controller for imprinting. Apply droplets of a formable material to imprint region of substrate. A partial pressure of formable material develops at a fluid-gas interface. A portion of an imprinting surface of a mesa on a template at an initial contact time is brought into contact with the droplets. The droplets merge and flow towards an imprint edge interface. A first gas flows in the imprint region prior to the initial contact time. A second gas flows into the imprint edge interface and region between the template and the substrate after the initial contact time. The template and the flow of the second gas reduces the partial pressure of the formable material below a vapor pressure of the formable material in a portion of the gap region adjacent to the fluid-gas interface at the imprint edge interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mehul N. Patel, Edward Brian Fletcher, Seth J. Bamesberger, Alireza Aghili
  • Publication number: 20210005446
    Abstract: A system and method for cleaning mesa sidewalls of a template. Curable material may be deposited in a cleaning drop pattern onto a non-yielding imprint field of one of: a device yielding substrate; and a non-yielding substrate. The template may be brought into contact with the curable material. The template has: a recessed surface; a mesa extending from the recessed surface; and wherein the mesa sidewalls connect the recessed surface to the mesa. A relative position of the template to the cleaning drop pattern may be such that the curable material spreads up the mesa sidewalls and does not contact the recessed surface. Cured material may be formed by exposing the curable material to actinic radiation after the curable material has spread up the mesa sidewalls, and before the curable material contacts the recessed surface. The template may be separated from the cured material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Edward Brian Fletcher, Amir Tavakkoli Kermani Ghariehali
  • Patent number: 10877986
    Abstract: The disclosed system and method acquire and store performance measurements relating to performance of a component in an information technology (IT) environment and log data produced by the IT environment, in association with corresponding time stamps. The disclosed system and method correlate at least one of the performance measurements with at least one of the portions of log data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SPLUNK Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Bingham, Tristan Fletcher, Alok Anant Bhide
  • Patent number: 10877987
    Abstract: The disclosed system and method acquire and store performance measurements relating to performance of a component in an information technology (IT) environment and log data produced by the IT environment, in association with corresponding time stamps. The disclosed system and method correlate at least one of the performance measurements with at least one of the portions of log data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SPLUNK Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Bingham, Tristan Fletcher, Alok Anant Bhide
  • Publication number: 20200379342
    Abstract: Systems and methods for shaping a film by: depositing a formable material on a field of a substrate; and positioning a template relative to the field. The template has a mesa with a shaping surface and mesa sidewalls surround the shaping surface. The shaping may further comprise contacting the formable material with the shaping surface. The formable material may spread when the shaping surface is in contact with the formable material. The shaping may comprise exposing the formable material to a curing dose of actinic radiation after the formable material has spread to the edge of the field. A spatial distribution of the curing dose may be such that an interior dose applied at an interior of the field may be greater than a sidewall dose that is incident on the mesa sidewalls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Amir Tavakkoli Kermani Ghariehali, Mehul N. Patel, Edward Brian Fletcher
  • Patent number: 10776140
    Abstract: Techniques promote monitoring of hypervisor systems by presenting dynamic representations of hypervisor architectures that include performance indicators. A reviewer can interact with the representation to progressively view select lower-level performance indicators. Higher level performance indicators can be determined based on lower level state assessments. A reviewer can also view historical performance metrics and indicators, which can aid in understanding which configuration changes or system usages may have led to sub-optimal performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Bingham, Tristan Fletcher
  • Publication number: 20200269958
    Abstract: Cuff assemblies for sports board leashes, where the cuff assembly includes a central section that having a precurved molded insert that is configured to connect to a cord of the sports board leash, a first wing attached to a first side of the central section, and a second wing attached to a second side of the central section. The maximum width of the central section of the cuff assembly is greater than the maximum width of either of the first wing or second wing, and the first wing and second wing are configured to overlap and fasten to each other in order to secure the cuff assembly around a person's limb portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Dakine IP Holdings LP
    Inventors: Zachary West, John Martin, Brian Fletcher, Mirona Motoc, Jay Willet, Aaron Ambuske
  • Patent number: 10709262
    Abstract: A dual-wrap child carrying system is configured to be worn by a person for carrying a child. The system includes a dual-wrap garment and a child support configured to releasably attach to the dual-wrap garment. The dual-wrap garment includes a primary wrap, a number of stays positioned in a back segment of the primary wrap for flexible support, and a secondary wrap. The primary wrap is configured to encircle the person and secure at a front side of the person. The secondary wrap includes a stretchable textile having a higher elasticity than a material of the primary wrap and is configured to encircle the person over the primary wrap and secure at the front side of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Lalabu LLC
    Inventors: Brian Fosse, John Martin, Mirona Motoc, Brian Fletcher, Zac West
  • Publication number: 20200219370
    Abstract: An apparatus for creating haptic stimulations is provided. The apparatus includes one or more pods coupled to a garment, each pod including: (i) an internal structure, and (ii) an airtight bladder surrounding the internal structure, where the bladder is pneumatically coupled to a pneumatic device that is configured to control a pressurized state of the bladder. Each pod is configured to: (i) have a first degree of flexibility when the bladder of the pod is in a first pressurized state; and (ii) have a second degree of flexibility, less than the first degree of flexibility, when the bladder of the pod is in a second pressurized state different from the first pressurized state. Each pod provides a haptic stimulation to a wearer of the garment when the corresponding bladder is in the second pressurized state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Zachary Daniel West, Aaron Alan Ambuske, John Dietrich Martin, Brian Fletcher, Nicholas Roy Corson, Brian Cox, Charles Stewart, Tristan Thomas Trutna
  • Patent number: 10663869
    Abstract: An imprinting system and method. An illumination system for imprinting, during a first period of time, that illuminates a first portion of boundary region that surrounds a pattern region with a thickening dosage of light that is within a first dose range, such that the fluid in the first portion of the boundary region does not solidify but does increase a viscosity of the fluid. The illumination system, during a second period of time, illuminates the pattern region with a curing dosage of light that is within a second dose range higher than the first dose range. Prior to illumination, the imprinting includes dispensing droplets and holding a template with a template chuck such that the template contact the droplets and the droplets merge and form a fluid front that spreads through the pattern region and towards the boundary region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Niyaz Khusnatdinov, Edward Brian Fletcher, Craig William Cone, Douglas J. Resnick, Zhengmao Ye
  • Patent number: 10660454
    Abstract: A garment with an integrated carry system has a front panel, a rear panel, a first arm opening, a second arm opening, a first leg opening, a second leg opening, a first shoulder strap, and a second shoulder strap. The first shoulder strap comprises a first end coupled proximate the first arm opening and a second end coupled to the front panel proximate the first leg opening, where the first shoulder strap is removably received in a first compartment formed in the front panel intermediate the first arm opening and the first leg opening. The second shoulder strap has a first end coupled proximate the second arm opening and a second end coupled to the front panel proximate the second leg opening, where the second shoulder strap is removably received in a second compartment formed in the front panel intermediate the second arm opening and the second leg opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Lalabu LLC
    Inventors: Brian Fosse, John Martin, Mirona Motoc, Brian Fletcher, Zac West
  • Patent number: D888859
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Dakine IP Holdings LP
    Inventors: Zachary West, John Martin, Brian Fletcher, Mirona Motoc, Jay Willet, Aaron Ambuske
  • Patent number: D888860
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Dakine IP Holdings LP
    Inventors: Zachary West, John Martin, Brian Fletcher, Mirona Motoc, Jay Willet, Aaron Ambuske
  • Patent number: D895654
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC
    Inventors: Mitchell Scott Wills, Jian Li, Patrick Scorer, Brian Francis Zustovich, Keith Walter Lewandowski, David Dylan Lennon, Bryan Leigh Schofield, Trevor Fletcher, Megan Elizabeth Ward, Michael Delgaudio, Joshua Corey Musick, Sean Henry Lee, Yoo-Jung Kim