Patents by Inventor Chris Walker

Chris Walker 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: 10226132
    Abstract: The invention concerns an adjustable bed comprising a frame and at least one adjustable body support section including an adjustable backrest support section pivotally mounted for angular adjustment with respect to the frame. The frame comprises at least two sections including an upper body section on which the back rest is mounted and a separate lower body section. The upper and lower body sections are capable of being joined together to provide a full length adjustable bed. The invention provides an adjustable bed that can be stored and transported in two parts (plus mattress), which provides for ease of storage, display, delivery and installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: INTEGRATED FURNITURE TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Gary Broom, Chris Walker
  • Publication number: 20180144392
    Abstract: A system for custom categorization of digital media content includes a server and a database for storing user accounts. The server provides a user interface to allow a user to review, purchase, and download to a user device one or more digital products. The server further establishes one or more wish lists of the user upon receipt of user instructions, where each of the wish lists is associated with the user account. The server further receives a user selection of one of the digital products. The user selection can also indicate a selected wish list of the user. In response to the user selection, the server links a selected digital product with the selected wish list. The user interface is further configured to allow the user to review all digital products linked to all of the wish lists of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Abinadi Willis Johnson, Quan Lau, Chris Walker
  • Publication number: 20180041455
    Abstract: Users of communication applications may be enabled to select from a user-friendly and efficiently provided list of files that may be of interest to them to attach to a correspondence and send to one or more recipients. For example, the communication application may retrieve information from one or more application programming interfaces (APIs) associated with applications of the user to determine the list of files. The files may be local files or cloud-based files, and a variety of criteria may be used to determine, group, and present the files to the user for selection. Once selected by the user, the files or links to cloud destinations of the files may be attached to the correspondence, where the files or links may be displayed in an attachment well or a body of the correspondence. Permissions associated with the attachments may be set by default, by user configuration, and/or modified by user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Misbah URAIZEE, Chris WALKER, Steven LEPOFSKY
  • Patent number: 9832149
    Abstract: Users of communication applications may be enabled to select from a user-friendly and efficiently provided list of files that may be of interest to them to attach to a correspondence and send to one or more recipients. For example, the communication application may retrieve information from one or more application programming interfaces (APIs) associated with applications of the user to determine the list of files. The files may be local files or cloud-based files, and a variety of criteria may be used to determine, group, and present the files to the user for selection. Once selected by the user, the files or links to cloud destinations of the files may be attached to the correspondence, where the files or links may be displayed in an attachment well or a body of the correspondence. Permissions associated with the attachments may be set by default, by user configuration, and/or modified by user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Misbah Uraizee, Chris Walker, Steven Lepofsky
  • Publication number: 20170109550
    Abstract: A system for controlling user access to a service includes a read device that reads a payment card of a user, and a first control block coupled an entry gate determines whether online payment authorization should be requested for the payment card. A first memory stores a hot list indicating payment cards for which the first control block denies user access to the service. If the online payment authorization is denied for the payment card, the first control block adds the payment card to the hot list. A further read device is configured to read the payment card, and a second control block coupled to the further read device controls a second gate after determining whether the payment card is on the hot list stored in a second memory coupled to the second control block, the hot list being updated with modifications via a network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Robert HASSON, Najib EL MOKHTARI, Kerry HURLEY, Charles KITSON, Chris WALKER
  • Patent number: 9607183
    Abstract: A system for controlling user access to a service includes a read device that reads a payment card of a user, and a first control block coupled an entry gate determines whether online payment authorization should be requested for the payment card. A first memory stores a hot list indicating payment cards for which the first control block denies user access to the service. If the online payment authorization is denied for the payment card, the first control block adds the payment card to the hot list. A further read device is configured to read the payment card, and a second control block coupled to the further read device controls a second gate after determining whether the payment card is on the hot list stored in a second memory coupled to the second control block, the hot list being updated with modifications via a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert Hasson, Najib El Mokhtari, Kerry Hurley, Charles Kitson, Chris Walker
  • Publication number: 20160262548
    Abstract: The invention concerns an adjustable bed comprising a frame and at least one adjustable body support section including an adjustable backrest support section pivotally mounted for angular adjustment with respect to the frame. The frame comprises at least two sections including an upper body section on which the back rest is mounted and a separate lower body section. The upper and lower body sections are capable of being joined together to provide a full length adjustable bed. The invention provides an adjustable bed that can be stored and transported in two parts (plus mattress), which provides for ease of storage, display, delivery and installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: INTEGRATED FURNITURE TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: GARY BROOM, CHRIS WALKER
  • Publication number: 20160094499
    Abstract: Users of communication applications may be enabled to select from a user-friendly and efficiently provided list of files that may be of interest to them to attach to a correspondence and send to one or more recipients. For example, the communication application may retrieve information from one or more application programming interfaces (APIs) associated with applications of the user to determine the list of files. The files may be local files or cloud-based files, and a variety of criteria may be used to determine, group, and present the files to the user for selection. Once selected by the user, the files or links to cloud destinations of the files may be attached to the correspondence, where the files or links may be displayed in an attachment well or a body of the correspondence. Permissions associated with the attachments may be set by default, by user configuration, and/or modified by user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Misbah Uraizee, Chris Walker, Steven Lepofsky
  • Patent number: 8346670
    Abstract: The invention concerns a system for controlling user access to a service having a read device (210) arranged to contactlessly read a payment card (211) of a user; and a control block (214) coupled to an entry gate (202), the control block arranged to determine whether online payment authorization should be requested for the payment card, wherein if it is determined that online payment authorization should be requested, the control block is arranged to allow the user access to the service prior to completing an online payment authorization for the payment card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Robert Hasson, Najib El Mokhtari, Kerry Hurley, Charles Kitson, Chris Walker
  • Patent number: 8329495
    Abstract: A method of forming a PV module includes forming conductors on a top surface of a PV coated substrate; forming insulators on the top surface of the PV coated substrate; and cutting the PV coated substrate to form a plurality of individual PV cells. The PV coated substrate is cut so that each of the PV cells has some of the conductors and an insulator on its top surface. Multiple PV cells are then joined to form a PV module by attaching an edge of a first one of the PV cells under an edge of a second one of the PV cells so that at least a portion of the conductors on the first PV cell electrically contacts a bottom surface of the second PV cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Preco, Inc.
    Inventor: Chris Walker
  • Publication number: 20120040488
    Abstract: A method of forming a PV module includes forming conductors on a top surface of a PV coated substrate; forming insulators on the top surface of the PV coated substrate; and cutting the PV coated substrate to form a plurality of individual PV cells. The PV coated substrate is cut so that each of the PV cells has some of the conductors and an insulator on its top surface. Multiple PV cells are then joined to form a PV module by attaching an edge of a first one of the PV cells under an edge of a second one of the PV cells so that at least a portion of the conductors on the first PV cell electrically contacts a bottom surface of the second PV cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: Preco, Inc.
    Inventor: Chris Walker
  • Publication number: 20100280958
    Abstract: The invention concerns a system for controlling user access to a service having a read device (210) arranged to contactlessly read a payment card (211) of a user; and a control block (214) coupled to an entry gate (202), the control block arranged to determine whether online payment authorization should be requested for the payment card, wherein if it is determined that online payment authorization should be requested, the control block is arranged to allow the user access to the service prior to completing an online payment authorization for the payment card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES GMBH
    Inventors: Robert HASSON, Najib EL MOKHTARI, Kerry HURLEY, Charles KITSON, Chris WALKER
  • Patent number: 7547116
    Abstract: A luminaire assembly generally includes a reflector having a center of symmetry and a lamp supported within the reflector, wherein the lamp is offset from the reflector center of symmetry, whereby light emitted from the lamp is reflected by the reflector in an asymmetric pattern. In a method of illuminating a roadway having traffic moving in a flow direction, a luminaire having a reflector and a lamp is mounted at a side of the roadway and light emitted from the lamp is reflected with the reflector whereby a greater portion of the reflected light is directed in the traffic flow direction than is directed against the traffic flow direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Inventors: Chris Walker, Edward B. Bilson, Rick W. Kauffman
  • Patent number: 7463264
    Abstract: A method for serverless data management includes receiving an asset identifier in a first system, receiving data associated with the asset identifier in the first system, determining a resource in a storage network for storage of the asset data, in response to a path algorithm and the asset identifier, wherein the determination is made substantially free of interaction with the storage network, storing the asset data on the resource, creating a link between the asset identifier and the resource in the first system, receiving the asset identifier in a second system, determining the storage resource where the asset data is stored, in response to the path algorithm and the asset identifier, wherein the determination is made substantially free of interaction with the storage network and the first system, and creating a link between the asset identifier and the resource in the second computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Pixar
    Inventors: Mark Harrison, Chris Walker, Rudro Samanta, Miles Egan, Michael Fong
  • Publication number: 20080037259
    Abstract: A luminaire assembly generally includes a reflector having a center of symmetry and a lamp supported within the reflector, wherein the lamp is offset from the reflector center of symmetry, whereby light emitted from the lamp is reflected by the reflector in an asymmetric pattern. In a method of illuminating a roadway having traffic moving in a flow direction, a luminaire having a reflector and a lamp is mounted at a side of the roadway and light emitted from the lamp is reflected with the reflector whereby a greater portion of the reflected light is directed in the traffic flow direction than is directed against the traffic flow direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Chris Walker, Edward Bilson, Rick Kauffman
  • Publication number: 20060233504
    Abstract: Various embodiment comprise silicon-on-insulator waveguide designs that simultaneously achieve both high optical confinement, low-loss, and provide for electrical connections. In certain embodiments, high index contrast waveguides comprise a central elongate waveguide portion and a segmented portion comprising a single thin layer of Silicon-On-Insulator that achieves both high optical confinement and minimal insertion loss. Other devices, such as chemical and biological sensors, and optical elements may also be fabricated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: Michael Hochberg, Tom Baehr-Jones, Chris Walker, Jeremy Witzens, Lawrence Gunn, Axel Scherer
  • Publication number: 20050256881
    Abstract: A method for serverless data management includes receiving an asset identifier in a first system, receiving data associated with the asset identifier in the first system, determining a resource in a storage network for storage of the asset data, in response to a path algorithm and the asset identifier, wherein the determination is made substantially free of interaction with the storage network, storing the asset data on the resource, creating a link between the asset identifier and the resource in the first system, receiving the asset identifier in a second system, determining the storage resource where the asset data is stored, in response to the path algorithm and the asset identifier, wherein the determination is made substantially free of interaction with the storage network and the first system, and creating a link between the asset identifier and the resource in the second computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Publication date: November 17, 2005
    Applicant: Pixar
    Inventors: Mark Harrison, Chris Walker, Rudro Samanta, Miles Egan, Michael Fong
  • Publication number: 20020087867
    Abstract: The present invention describes a system wherein an RF ID card uses a user interface, such as a keypad, to input a password. The password is encrypted and sent to an RF ID reader. Since the password is not permanently stored on the RF ID card, someone stealing the RF ID card cannot use the RF ID card to impersonate a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2001
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventors: Robert R. Oberle, Chris Walker
  • Patent number: 6232989
    Abstract: A system and method for augmenting data and for integrating the augmented data into a program running on a computer system is provided. The invented system couples to a data collection computer along with data generating equipment, such as a body suit, for augmenting data generated thereby. Augmentation data generated by the system and body movement data generated by the suit is simultaneously transmitted to the computer containing a data base defining a virtual world. As the suit generates movement data and transmits the data to the computer for controlling the movements of an object in the virtual world, an operator of the system monitors the data generated by the equipment and activates the system to selectively augment data generated thereby, for enhancing the movements of the character. The invented system transmits the augmentation data to the data collection computer to augment the data generated by the equipment so that the character, has exaggerated movements or cartoonish features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: Modern Cartoons, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chris Walker, Babak Beheshti
  • Patent number: D768901
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: HELIOSPECTRA AB
    Inventors: Staffan Hillberg, Christoffer Steele, Anthony Gilley, Chris Walker