Patents by Inventor Charles A. Hardin

Charles A. Hardin 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: 20220254274
    Abstract: A system has an evaluation server that includes at least one database storing a plurality of cybersecurity awareness evaluations, the database connected to the server, a plurality of clients connected to the server and configured to run at least one of the cybersecurity awareness evaluations for play by users on user devices, the users performing actions in the evaluation including offensive actions and defensive actions, and an evaluation dashboard including an interface configured to display scoring results of the cybersecurity awareness evaluations as determined by the server, the scoring results including a plurality of offensive component scores for at least one of the users, a plurality of defensive component scores for at least one of the users, at least one composite offensive score for at least one of the users and at least one composite defensive score for at least one of the users, the composite offensive score being determined based on a plurality of the component offensive scores and the composit
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Phillip Atencio, Cassandra Brubaker, George A. Wright, Brandon Dorris, Peter Grundy, Charles A. Hardin
  • Patent number: 11390005
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a Z-directed component for insertion into a mounting hole in a printed circuit board according to one example embodiment includes simultaneously extruding a plurality of materials according to the structure of the Z-directed component to form an extruded object and forming the Z-directed component from the extruded object. In one embodiment, the extruded object is divided into individual Z-directed components. In one embodiment, the timing of extrusion between predetermined sections of one of the materials is varied in order to stagger the sections in the extruded object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Bryan Hardin, Zachary Charles Nathan Kratzer, Qing Zhang
  • Publication number: 20220200701
    Abstract: A method of determining one or more actions of a vehicle approaching an intersection having traffic lights is provided. Traffic information can be received from the traffic lights. A speed of the vehicle can be detected by a sensor. A distance between the vehicle and an intersection can be determined by processing circuitry. An amount of time for the vehicle to reach the intersection can be calculated. The traffic information with the amount of time can be compared. The one or more actions of the vehicle based on the comparison can be determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Charles A. HARDIN, Ryan M. WIESENBERG, Emily S. LERNER, William A. FANELLI
  • Patent number: 11257393
    Abstract: A system has an evaluation server that includes at least one database storing a plurality of cybersecurity awareness evaluations, the database connected to the server, a plurality of clients connected to the server and configured to run at least one of the cybersecurity awareness evaluations for play by users on user devices, the users performing actions in the evaluation including offensive actions and defensive actions, and an evaluation dashboard including an interface configured to display scoring results of the cybersecurity awareness evaluations as determined by the server, the scoring results including a plurality of offensive component scores for at least one of the users, a plurality of defensive component scores for at least one of the users, at least one composite offensive score for at least one of the users and at least one composite defensive score for at least one of the users, the composite offensive score being determined based on a plurality of the component offensive scores and the composit
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventors: Phillip Atencio, Cassandra Brubaker, George A. Wright, Brandon Dorris, Peter Grundy, Charles A. Hardin
  • Publication number: 20200135049
    Abstract: A system has an evaluation server that includes at least one database storing a plurality of cybersecurity awareness evaluations, the database connected to the server, a plurality of clients connected to the server and configured to run at least one of the cybersecurity awareness evaluations for play by users on user devices, the users performing actions in the evaluation including offensive actions and defensive actions, and an evaluation dashboard including an interface configured to display scoring results of the cybersecurity awareness evaluations as determined by the server, the scoring results including a plurality of offensive component scores for at least one of the users, a plurality of defensive component scores for at least one of the users, at least one composite offensive score for at least one of the users and at least one composite defensive score for at least one of the users, the composite offensive score being determined based on a plurality of the component offensive scores and the composit
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Phillip Atencio, Cassandra Brubaker, George A. Wright, Brandon Dorris, Peter Grundy, Charles A. Hardin
  • Patent number: 10496627
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods and systems for managing data objects within a computer network infrastructure that facilitate more efficient and reliable data storage and access are provided. An exemplary method may comprise establishing a physical identifier for each storage resource. A plurality of unique virtual identifiers for each storage resource is generated based on the physical identifier. The plurality of unique virtual identifiers is stored in a consistent ring namespace accessible to every node. An object identifier associated with a location of a data object to be stored in a storage resource is generated. The object identifier is mapped to the consistent ring namespace. The method may also include enabling traversing the consistent ring namespace from any node in the computer network to locate and access the data object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: STORAGECRAFT TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles Hardin, Sridhar Subramaniam, Tad Hunt, Frank E. Barrus
  • Publication number: 20170220614
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods and systems for managing data objects within a computer network infrastructure that facilitate more efficient and reliable data storage and access are provided. An exemplary method may comprise establishing a physical identifier for each storage resource. A plurality of unique virtual identifiers for each storage resource is generated based on the physical identifier. The plurality of unique virtual identifiers is stored in a consistent ring namespace accessible to every node. An object identifier associated with a location of a data object to be stored in a storage resource is generated. The object identifier is mapped to the consistent ring namespace. The method may also include enabling traversing the consistent ring namespace from any node in the computer network to locate and access the data object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Charles Hardin, Sridhar Subramaniam, Tad Hunt, Frank E. Barrus
  • Patent number: 9628438
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods and systems for managing data objects within a computer network infrastructure that facilitate more efficient and reliable data storage and access are provided. An exemplary method may comprise establishing a physical identifier for each storage resource. A plurality of unique virtual identifiers for each storage resource is generated based on the physical identifier. The plurality of unique virtual identifiers is stored in a consistent ring namespace accessible to every node. An object identifier associated with a location of a data object to be stored in a storage resource is generated. The object identifier is mapped to the consistent ring namespace. The method may also include enabling traversing the consistent ring namespace from any node in the computer network to locate and access the data object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: EXABLOX
    Inventors: Charles Hardin, Sridhar Subramaniam, Tad Hunt, Frank E. Barrus
  • Publication number: 20160287965
    Abstract: Apparatus provide shapeshifting weightless operation without assembly and/or attachments; operable without being constructed to a stationery device and/or without being injected with: compressed air, sand, water, foam nor other components. In response to the users' strike/physical interaction related to fitness training/boxing the apparatus ascends and/or projects upward/outward, descending due to gravity remaining airborne with the users' interaction, descending when the interaction is void factor SFINA (Static Friction Interaction Natural Air) associated with the device does not require maintenance and/or deconstruction when being transported by the user easily being folded (3 inĂ—5 in) and placed into the users': jacket, pant, gym bag, purse and/or other carried and/or wearable device with pockets to be transported to another location without being disassembled, deconstructed, unmounted and/or unhung.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventor: Albert Charles Hardin
  • Publication number: 20160012537
    Abstract: Aspects provide for the automatic identification and execution of investment opportunities in entities associated with graphic image subject matter. In response to user selection of graphic elements displayed within a graphical user interface display, a corporate entity is identified that is associated with the graphic element and with an opportunity for investment by the user in the corporate entity, and an associated selectable investment icon is generated and displayed. Selection of the selectable investment icon by the user, displays a selectable investment execution graphic element describing investment offer conditions for the associated corporate entity. Selection of the selectable investment icon automatically executes the offer for investment in the associated corporate entity pursuant to the described conditions, thereby acquiring an investment in the corporate entity for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventor: Albert Charles Hardin
  • Publication number: 20130268644
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods and systems for managing data objects within a computer network infrastructure that facilitate more efficient and reliable data storage and access are provided. An exemplary method may comprise establishing a physical identifier for each storage resource. A plurality of unique virtual identifiers for each storage resource is generated based on the physical identifier. The plurality of unique virtual identifiers is stored in a consistent ring namespace accessible to every node. An object identifier associated with a location of a data object to be stored in a storage resource is generated. The object identifier is mapped to the consistent ring namespace. The method may also include enabling traversing the consistent ring namespace from any node in the computer network to locate and access the data object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Charles Hardin, Sridhar Subramaniam, Tad Hunt, Frank E. Barrus
  • Patent number: 6470382
    Abstract: A method to dynamically attach, manage, and access a LAN-attached SCSI and netSCSI device to a network. In one embodiment, the present invention recites a method for dynamically attaching, managing, and accessing a netSCSI device coupled to a network. In one step, a broadcast message from the netSCSI device, providing a network address of the netSCSI device, is received at a computer coupled to the network. In another step, the network address of the netSCSI device is mapped to a logical SCSI ID in the computer. With another step, the computer claims ownership of the netSCSI device by transmitting a message of ownership to it and including its own, network address. Finally, communication to the netSCSI device is performed by accessing the address map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: 3Com Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Si-Sheng Wang, Charles Hardin
  • Patent number: D295874
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1988
    Assignee: Comtrex Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony Maladra, Charles A. Hardin, Richard A. Duda, George L. Horton