Patents by Inventor Brian McBride

Brian McBride 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: 20190178696
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of a system for monitoring and detecting a level of a tank storing a material. The system may be used in making a determination of whether and/or when to provide additional material to the tank, to refill the tank partially or entirely. In some embodiments, the tank may be disposed at a premises such as a residence or commercial building and the system may be disposed in part at that premises to monitor the level of the material in the tank. In some embodiments, the material may be a fuel and the tank may be a fuel tank, to provide fuel to utilities equipment at the premises. In other embodiments, the tank may include other materials, such as other utilities materials. In some embodiments, the utilities material may be potable water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Tank Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian McBride, James E. McMann, Steven Cratus Owens, Michael Varanka
  • Patent number: 10267665
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of a system for monitoring and detecting a level of a tank storing a material. The system may be used in making a determination of whether and/or when to provide additional material to the tank, to refill the tank partially or entirely. In some embodiments, the tank may be disposed at a premises such as a residence or commercial building and the system may be disposed in part at that premises to monitor the level of the material in the tank. In some embodiments, the material may be a fuel and the tank may be a fuel tank, to provide fuel to utilities equipment at the premises. In other embodiments, the tank may include other materials, such as other utilities materials. In some embodiments, the utilities material may be potable water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Tank Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian McBride, James E. McMann, Steven Cratus Owens, Michael Varanka
  • Patent number: 10197428
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of a system for monitoring and detecting a level of a tank storing a material. The system may be used in making a determination of whether and/or when to provide additional material to the tank, to refill the tank partially or entirely. In some embodiments, the tank may be disposed at a premises such as a residence or commercial building and the system may be disposed in part at that premises to monitor the level of the material in the tank. In some embodiments, the material may be a fuel and the tank may be a fuel tank, to provide fuel to utilities equipment at the premises. In other embodiments, the tank may include other materials, such as other utilities materials. In some embodiments, the utilities material may be potable water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Tank Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian McBride, James E. McMann, Steven Cratus Owens, Michael Varanka
  • Patent number: 10101191
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of a system for monitoring and detecting a level of a tank storing a material. The system may be used in making a determination of whether and/or when to provide additional material to the tank, to refill the tank partially or entirely. In some embodiments, the tank may be disposed at a premises such as a residence or commercial building and the system may be disposed in part at that premises to monitor the level of the material in the tank. In some embodiments, the material may be a fuel and the tank may be a fuel tank, to provide fuel to utilities equipment at the premises. In other embodiments, the tank may include other materials, such as other utilities materials. In some embodiments, the utilities material may be potable water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Tank Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian McBride, James E. McMann, Steven Cratus Owens, Michael Varanka
  • Publication number: 20180106657
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of a system for monitoring and detecting a level of a tank storing a material. The system may be used in making a determination of whether and/or when to provide additional material to the tank, to refill the tank partially or entirely. In some embodiments, the tank may be disposed at a premises such as a residence or commercial building and the system may be disposed in part at that premises to monitor the level of the material in the tank. In some embodiments, the material may be a fuel and the tank may be a fuel tank, to provide fuel to utilities equipment at the premises. In other embodiments, the tank may include other materials, such as other utilities materials. In some embodiments, the utilities material may be potable water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Tank Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian McBride, James E. McMann, Steven Cratus Owens, Michael Varanka
  • Patent number: 9874470
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of a system for monitoring and detecting a level of a tank storing a material. The system may be used in making a determination of whether and/or when to provide additional material to the tank, to refill the tank partially or entirely. In some embodiments, the tank may be disposed at a premises such as a residence or commercial building and the system may be disposed in part at that premises to monitor the level of the material in the tank. In some embodiments, the material may be a fuel and the tank may be a fuel tank, to provide fuel to utilities equipment at the premises. In other embodiments, the tank may include other materials, such as other utilities materials. In some embodiments, the utilities material may be potable water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Tank Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian McBride, James E. McMann, Steven Cratus Owens, Michael Varanka
  • Publication number: 20170199071
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of a system for monitoring and detecting a level of a tank storing a material. The system may be used in making a determination of whether and/or when to provide additional material to the tank, to refill the tank partially or entirely. In some embodiments, the tank may be disposed at a premises such as a residence or commercial building and the system may be disposed in part at that premises to monitor the level of the material in the tank. In some embodiments, the material may be a fuel and the tank may be a fuel tank, to provide fuel to utilities equipment at the premises. In other embodiments, the tank may include other materials, such as other utilities materials. In some embodiments, the utilities material may be potable water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: Island Energy Inc.
    Inventors: Brian McBride, James E. McMann, Steven Cratus Owens, Michael Varanka
  • Publication number: 20170199069
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of a system for monitoring and detecting a level of a tank storing a material. The system may be used in making a determination of whether and/or when to provide additional material to the tank, to refill the tank partially or entirely. In some embodiments, the tank may be disposed at a premises such as a residence or commercial building and the system may be disposed in part at that premises to monitor the level of the material in the tank. In some embodiments, the material may be a fuel and the tank may be a fuel tank, to provide fuel to utilities equipment at the premises. In other embodiments, the tank may include other materials, such as other utilities materials. In some embodiments, the utilities material may be potable water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: Island Energy Inc.
    Inventors: Brian McBride, James E. McMann, Steven Cratus Owens, Michael Varanka
  • Publication number: 20170200362
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of a system for monitoring and detecting a level of a tank storing a material. The system may be used in making a determination of whether and/or when to provide additional material to the tank, to refill the tank partially or entirely. In some embodiments, the tank may be disposed at a premises such as a residence or commercial building and the system may be disposed in part at that premises to monitor the level of the material in the tank. In some embodiments, the material may be a fuel and the tank may be a fuel tank, to provide fuel to utilities equipment at the premises. In other embodiments, the tank may include other materials, such as other utilities materials. In some embodiments, the utilities material may be potable water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: Island Energy Inc.
    Inventors: Brian McBride, James E. McMann, Steven Cratus Owens, Michael Varanka
  • Publication number: 20170200361
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of a system for monitoring and detecting a level of a tank storing a material. The system may be used in making a determination of whether and/or when to provide additional material to the tank, to refill the tank partially or entirely. In some embodiments, the tank may be disposed at a premises such as a residence or commercial building and the system may be disposed in part at that premises to monitor the level of the material in the tank. In some embodiments, the material may be a fuel and the tank may be a fuel tank, to provide fuel to utilities equipment at the premises. In other embodiments, the tank may include other materials, such as other utilities materials. In some embodiments, the utilities material may be potable water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: Island Energy Inc.
    Inventors: Brian McBride, James E. McMann, Steven Cratus Owens, Michael Varanka
  • Patent number: 9516026
    Abstract: Network services infrastructure systems and methods are disclosed. Policies for client access to a services network and network services available in the services network are enforced at client gateways. Once authenticated and authorized at a client gateway, a client of the services network may make its own network service(s) available in the services network, use network services provided by other clients of the services network, or both. The policies are centrally managed within a services network and distributed to the client gateways. Various registries which store policies, information associated with network services, and possibly other information may also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Brian McBride, Bashar Said Bou-Diab, Laura Mihaela Serghi
  • Patent number: 9049158
    Abstract: Communication session admission control systems and methods are disclosed. A state of a communication system is monitored, and admission of a communication session into the communication system is controlled based on a random admission control procedure and a current state of the communication system. Monitoring of the current state of equipment in the communication system, connections in the communication system, communication sessions in progress in the communication system, special monitoring sessions established in the communication system, and/or an overall state of the communication system can have several benefits. These benefits may include improving utilization of resources in the system, and providing a session admission control scheme that is capable of reacting to actual observed conditions and adapting to changing system topologies following a fault, for instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Brian McBride, Peter Rabinovitch, Adrian Grah
  • Publication number: 20140317683
    Abstract: Network services infrastructure systems and methods are disclosed. Policies for client access to a services network and network services available in the services network are enforced at client gateways. Once authenticated and authorized at a client gateway, a client of the services network may make its own network service(s) available in the services network, use network services provided by other clients of the services network, or both. The policies are centrally managed within a services network and distributed to the client gateways. Various registries which store policies, information associated with network services, and possibly other information may also be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: BRIAN MCBRIDE, BASHAR SAID BOU-DIAB, LAURA MIHAELA SERGHI
  • Patent number: 8817675
    Abstract: Service-centric communication network monitoring apparatus and methods are provided. Service traffic, associated with a third-party service provided by an external service provider that is controlled independently of a communication network, is identified in communication traffic that is being transferred through that communication network. The identified service traffic is monitored, for example, to compile service usage statistics, to police usage of the service, to generate billing records for usage of the service, and/or to mirror the identified service traffic. A registry in which the service is registered may interact with a monitoring system of the communication network so as to establish monitoring for the service traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Lyle Strub, Brian McBride, Laura Mihaela Serghi
  • Publication number: 20120311146
    Abstract: Service-centric communication network monitoring apparatus and methods are provided. Service traffic, associated with a third-party service provided by an external service provider that is controlled independently of a communication network, is identified in communication traffic that is being transferred through that communication network. The identified service traffic is monitored, for example, to compile service usage statistics, to police usage of the service, to generate billing records for usage of the service, and/or to mirror the identified service traffic. A registry in which the service is registered may interact with a monitoring system of the communication network so as to establish monitoring for the service traffic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: LYLE STRUB, BRIAN MCBRIDE, LAURA MIHAELA SERGHI
  • Patent number: 8300529
    Abstract: Service-centric communication network monitoring apparatus and methods are provided. Service traffic, associated with a third-party service provided by an external service provider that is controlled independently of a communication network, is identified in communication traffic that is being transferred through that communication network. The identified service traffic is monitored, for example, to compile service usage statistics, to police usage of the service, to generate billing records for usage of the service, and/or to mirror the identified service traffic. A registry in which the service is registered may interact with a monitoring system of the communication network so as to establish monitoring for the service traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Lyle Strub, Brian McBride, Laura Mihaela Serghi
  • Patent number: 7769877
    Abstract: The WS-Mobile Gateway is the interworking gateway between users of a mobile network and a WS extranet. The mobile gateway comprises a mobile end-user interface on the side of the mobile network, for user authentication and for separating the web services (WS) traffic from the non-WS traffic. A logic unit performs protocol conversion, address resolution, policy enforcement/definition and publishing operations on the WS traffic. An extranet interface processor routes the WS packets carrying control messages between the gateway and a WS controller which maintains the services registry, while the WS packets carrying data are routed between the mobile gateway and the WS provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Brian McBride, Laura Mihaela Serghi, Lyle Strub
  • Patent number: 7613753
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for enabling an efficient processing environment for a functional programming language runtime machine. Separate processors are provided for the main FP processor and the garbage collector as well as separate access to the heap. The routine maintenance performed by the garbage collector does not compete for resources of the main FP processor. The processor implementation for the main FP processor also includes a separate bus to each of the program memory, the heap, and the stacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Jerome Cornet, Brian McBride, Piragash Velummylum
  • Patent number: 7554970
    Abstract: The SATME method and system estimates source-to-destination traffic matrices using a simulated annealing algorithm, the traffic matrix estimation being represented as a probability distribution over the set of all possible matrices that satisfy a set of given constraints. The constraints explicitly encode information that the user knows about the network traffic as components of an objective function (a fitness function), that is then minimized using simulated annealing. With the method according to the invention, arbitrary constraints of any form can be included, and the case where there are no feasible solutions can be diagnosed by the objective function not converging to zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Peter Rabinovitch, Brian McBride
  • Patent number: 7525929
    Abstract: The FastSATME method and system estimate source-to-destination traffic matrices using a simulated annealing algorithm, the traffic matrix estimation being represented as a probability distribution over the set of all possible matrices that satisfy a set of given constraints. The constraints explicitly encode information that the user knows about the network traffic as components of an objective function (a fitness function), that is then minimized using simulated annealing. With the method according to the invention, arbitrary constraints of any form can be included. FastSATME works over a series of time steps. At the first time step FastSATME acts the same as SATME but in subsequent time steps, the estimate of the traffic matrix at time t is based on the estimate at t-1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Peter Rabinovitch, Brian McBride