Patents by Inventor Christopher Ford

Christopher Ford 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: 10262153
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for performing a privacy operation, comprising: monitoring user behavior via an Input/output collector, the Input/output collector capturing user/device interactions between a user and a device; determining whether the user/device interactions include sensitive personal information; obfuscating the sensitive personal information, the obfuscating preventing viewing of the sensitive personal information; storing obfuscated sensitive personal information within an obfuscated sensitive personal information repository; and, allowing access to the obfuscated sensitive personal information stored within the obfuscated sensitive personal information repository only when an administrator is authorized to access the obfuscated sensitive personal information so as to provide conditional sensitive personal information access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Forcepoint, LLC
    Inventors: Richard A. Ford, Christopher B. Shirey, Jonathan B. Knepher, Lidror Troyansky
  • Patent number: 10208664
    Abstract: Combustion equipment includes annular combustion chamber having an annular upstream wall structure. Annular outer casing surrounds and is spaced from annular combustion chamber and annular inner casing is within and spaced from annular combustion chamber. Ogee shaped annular cowl is positioned upstream of annular upstream wall structure and a stage of compressor outlet guide vanes is positioned upstream of annular cowl. Pre-diffuser extends in downstream direction from stage of compressor outlet guide vanes, pre-diffuser is positioned upstream of cowl. Stage of compressor outlet guide vanes is connected to outer and inner casing. Outer fairing extends radially inwardly from outer casing such that annular outer casing, outer fairing and pre-diffuser define annular outer cavity and outer fairing is spaced from cowl or inner fairing extends radially outwardly from inner casing such that annular inner casing, inner fairing and pre-diffuser define an annular inner cavity and inner fairing is spaced from cowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Christopher Armit, Emmanuel Aurifeille, Shahrokh Shahpar, Paul Denman, Christopher Ford
  • Patent number: 9562691
    Abstract: An airblast fuel injector is provided for a fuel spray nozzle of a gas turbine engine. The injector has an annular air passage for the passage of a swirling air flow therethrough. The swirling air flow is used by the injector to produce an atomized fuel spray. The air passage contains a swirler for producing the swirling air flow, the swirler comprising a circumferential row of vanes which span inner and outer side walls of the air passage. Viewed on a longitudinal section through the injector, the air passage has a bend downstream of the swirler, the bend changing the direction of the air passage. The vanes are configured to introduce a radial component to the air flow exiting the swirler, the radial component guiding the air flow around the bend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Christopher Ford, Ashley Gavin Barker, Alastair Duncan Walker, Jonathan Carrotte
  • Publication number: 20160290225
    Abstract: Combustion equipment includes annular combustion chamber having an annular upstream wall structure. Annular outer casing surrounds and is spaced from annular combustion chamber and annular inner casing is within and spaced from annular combustion chamber. Ogee shaped annular cowl is positioned upstream of annular upstream wall structure and a stage of compressor outlet guide vanes is positioned upstream of annular cowl. Pre-diffuser extends in downstream direction from stage of compressor outlet guide vanes, pre-diffuser is positioned upstream of cowl. Stage of compressor outlet guide vanes is connected to outer and inner casing. Outer fairing extends radially inwardly from outer casing such that annular outer casing, outer fairing and pre-diffuser define annular outer cavity and outer fairing is spaced from cowl or inner fairing extends radially outwardly from inner casing such that annular inner casing, inner fairing and pre-diffuser define an annular inner cavity and inner fairing is spaced from cowl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Christopher ARMIT, Emmanuel AURIFEILLE, Shahrokh SHAHPAR, Paul DENMAN, Christopher FORD
  • Patent number: 9253176
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for securely sharing computer data content that allows for the secure un-sharing of the content. The facility to un-share content may be implemented through a secure exchange server, where the content is being shared along with a secure protection feature that when altered results in the un-sharing of the content. This secure un-sharing facility may be used to securely share content beyond the secure protective facilities of an enterprise, out to users in other companies, into the public space, to users not intended to get the content, and the like, where the sender maintains control to access of the content no matter where or to who the content has been distributed. In this way, the secure sharing of content is made to be easy across corporate boundaries at the user level and at the individual document level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Intralinks, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Ford, Wade Callison, Fahim Siddiqui, Mushegh Hakhinian
  • Publication number: 20150089920
    Abstract: An airblast fuel injector is provided for a fuel spray nozzle of a gas turbine engine. The injector has an annular air passage for the passage of a swirling air flow therethrough. The swirling air flow is used by the injector to produce an atomised fuel spray. The air passage contains a swirler for producing the swirling air flow, the swirler comprising a circumferential row of vanes which span inner and outer side walls of the air passage. Viewed on a longitudinal section through the injector, the air passage has a bend downstream of the swirler, the bend changing the direction of the air passage. The vanes are configured to introduce a radial component to the air flow exiting the swirler, the radial component guiding the air flow around the bend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher FORD, Ashley Gavin BARKER, Alastair Duncan WALKER, Jonathan CARROTTE
  • Publication number: 20130318589
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for securely sharing computer data content that allows for the secure un-sharing of the content. The facility to un-share content may be implemented through a secure exchange server, where the content is being shared along with a secure protection feature that when altered results in the un-sharing of the content. This secure un-sharing facility may be used to securely share content beyond the secure protective facilities of an enterprise, out to users in other companies, into the public space, to users not intended to get the content, and the like, where the sender maintains control to access of the content no matter where or to who the content has been distributed. In this way, the secure sharing of content is made to be easy across corporate boundaries at the user level and at the individual document level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Intralinks, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Ford, Wade Callison, Fahim Siddiqui
  • Publication number: 20070141533
    Abstract: A dental implant assembly that can be attached to a bone of a person. The implant assembly includes an anchor adapted for attachment to the bone. The anchor is also adapted for attachment to a tooth-replacing device. The anchor is at least partially made out of a polymeric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Christopher Ford, Boney Mathew
  • Publication number: 20070141532
    Abstract: A dental implant assembly that can be attached to a bone of a person. The dental implant assembly includes an anchor adapted for attachment to the bone and an insert attached to the anchor. The insert is adapted for attachment to a tooth-replacing device having an occlusal bearing surface. The insert is adapted to transfer force from the bearing surface to the anchor such that the tooth-replacing device is able to resiliently move relative to the anchor. Also, at least one of the anchor and the insert is at least partially made out of a polymeric material. In one embodiment, the insert includes a resilient adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Christopher Ford, Boney Mathew
  • Patent number: 6776434
    Abstract: An airbag comprising a baffle and a heat shield. The baffle contains an opening, which is aligned with at least one-half of the inflator opening and having an area that is at minimum one-half of the area of the inflator opening. Inflation gas from an inflator flows into the baffle and then enters the airbag by way of the baffle opening. Because of the tortuous flow of the inflation gas inside the baffle, the hot particulates fall to the bottom of the baffle and thus never come into contact with the in flatable cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Key Safety Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Christopher Ford, Lawrence Richard Langbeen
  • Publication number: 20030085553
    Abstract: An airbag comprising a baffle and a heat shield. The baffle contains an opening, which is aligned with at least one-half of the inflator opening and having an area that is at minimum one-half of the area of the inflator opening. Inflation gas from an inflator flows into the baffle and then enters the airbag by way of the baffle opening. Because of the tortuous flow of the inflation gas inside the baffle, the hot particulates fall to the bottom of the baffle and thus never come into contact with the inflatable cushion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2001
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Inventors: Brian Christopher Ford, Lawrence Richard Langbeen
  • Patent number: 6374299
    Abstract: A data processing architecture provides a common grouping of code that supports a diverse set of services and allows substantially seamless access to these services by subscribers. The architecture is supported by several interrelated components. A framework mechanism provides conforming dynamically linked libraries specific to a given service. System operation is enhanced by a routing mechanism that allocates service loading in accordance with demand and availability. Because a common code framework characterizes much of the complex communication coding, developers seeking to implement new services can concentrate on creating service functionality and rely on the framework mechanism for communication and navigation support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Ford, Mahadevan Lakshmanan, Robert Scott Scalf
  • Patent number: 6047324
    Abstract: A data processing architecture provides a common grouping of code that supports a diverse set of services and allows seamless access to these services by clients. The architecture is supported by several interrelated components. A Framework executable provides conforming DLLs specific to that service. System operation is enhanced by a Router that allocates service loading in accordance with demand and availability. Because a common code framework characterizes much of the complex communication coding, developers seeking to implement new services can concentrate on creating service functionality and rely on the Framework for this communication and navigation support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Assignee: Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Ford, Mahadevan Lakshmanan, Robert Scott Scalf
  • Patent number: 4998319
    Abstract: A carpet gripping device which has a base member and a plurality of generally rigid prongs protruding therefrom. Each prong being bent at an angle and the exposed end cut flat so as not to leave a point. The device is then securely fastened to the underside of an overlayed floor covering so that the prongs are directed downward into a carpeted floor to prevent relative movement between the overlayed floor covering and the carpeted floor beneath it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1991
    Inventor: Christopher Ford