Patents by Inventor Christopher Frantz

Christopher Frantz 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: 20220290660
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for a mechanical actuator based on a fiber optic platform. A material that is configured to be activated by light may be incorporated into an optical fiber that serves as both an actuator and a power delivery network. This platform is adaptable to different materials, types of motions, and length scales and allows for precise delivery of photons to the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Jason D. Myers, Jesse A. Frantz, Jasbinder S. Sanghera, Daniel Rhonehouse, Christopher Bardeen, Colin Baker, Geoffrey Chin, Peter Alexander Morrison
  • Patent number: 7660937
    Abstract: In at least some embodiments, a method comprises emulating a Universal Serial Bus (USB) host controller at a computer system. The method further comprises using the emulated USB host controller to interface a remote management console with the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Frantz, Theodore F. Emerson, Robert L. Noonan, Luis Luciani, Andrew Brown
  • Patent number: 7326691
    Abstract: A composition includes particles including at least about 95 wt % of amphotericin B, wherein the particles have a mass median diameter ranging from about 1.1 ?m to about 1.9 ?m. Another composition also includes particles including at least about 95 wt % of amphotericin B, wherein at least about 80 wt % of the particles have a geometric diameter ranging from about 1.1 ?m to about 1.9 ?m. Yet another composition includes particles including amphotericin B, wherein the particles have a mass median diameter less than about 1.9 ?m, and wherein the amphotericin B has a crystallinity level of at least about 20%. Unit dosage forms, delivery systems, and methods may involve similar compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Nektar Therapeutics
    Inventors: Sarma Duddu, Srinivas Palakodaty, David Lechuga-Ballesteros, Danforth Miller, Alan R. Kugler, Christopher Frantz, Trixie Tan, Richard Malcolmson, Keith Washco, Theresa Sweeney, Thomas E. Tarara, Sarvajna Dwivedi, Michael A. Eldon
  • Publication number: 20080005446
    Abstract: In at least some embodiments, a method comprises emulating a Universal Serial Bus (USB) host controller at a computer system. The method further comprises using the emulated USB host controller to interface a remote management console with the computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventors: Christopher Frantz, Theodore F. Emerson, Robert L. Noonan, Luis Luciani, Andrew Brown
  • Publication number: 20070055780
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a first client device establishes a remote session between a remote computing device and the first client device. One or more subsequent client devices that attempt to establish a remote session with the remote computing device are re-directed to another computing device that serves as a host for the remote session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2005
    Publication date: March 8, 2007
    Inventors: Andrew Cartes, Andrew Brown, Christopher Frantz
  • Publication number: 20060190238
    Abstract: In at least some embodiments, a system comprises a first device having at least one manageable function and a second device coupled to the first device, the second device being capable of managing the at least one manageable function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Inventors: Jeffrey Autor, Christopher Frantz
  • Publication number: 20060025355
    Abstract: A composition includes particles including at least about 95 wt % of amphotericin B, wherein the particles have a mass median diameter ranging from about 1.1 ?m to about 1.9 ?m. Another composition also includes particles including at least about 95 wt % of amphotericin B, wherein at least about 80 wt % of the particles have a geometric diameter ranging from about 1.1 ?m to about 1.9 ?m. Yet another composition includes particles including amphotericin B, wherein the particles have a mass median diameter less than about 1.9 ?m, and wherein the amphotericin B has a crystallinity level of at least about 20%. Unit dosage forms, delivery systems, and methods may involve similar compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Applicant: Nektar Therapeutics
    Inventors: Sarma Duddu, Srinivas Palakodaty, David Lechuga-Ballesteros, Danforth Miller, Alan Kugler, Christopher Frantz, Trixie Tan, Richard Malcomson, Keith Washco, Theresa Sweeney, Thomas Tarara, Sarvajna Dwivedi, Michael Eldon
  • Publication number: 20050283672
    Abstract: In at least some embodiments, a computer system may comprise a CPU and a system memory coupled to the CPU. The computer system may further comprise a management device coupled to the CPU and the system memory. The management device is operable to permit remote control of the computer system by other computer systems. The management device is configured to receive a signal when the computer system malfunctions and, in response to receiving the signal, perform a data dump of at least some of the data in the system memory without involvement of the CPU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Publication date: December 22, 2005
    Inventors: Andrew Brown, Christopher Frantz
  • Publication number: 20050104852
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of remotely accessing a computer system by a remote console includes receiving, by an emulation device, pointer position data representing a position of a first pointing device of the remote console. The emulation device emulates a second pointing device that is of a different type than the first pointing device. The emulation device generates data representing a position of the second pointing device based on the received pointer position data representing the position of the first pointing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Publication date: May 19, 2005
    Inventors: Theodore Emerson, Christopher Frantz
  • Patent number: 6757725
    Abstract: A management sub-system is associated with a host computer system. The host system includes a network interface controller to facilitate transmissions between the host system and a distributed computer network. In addition, the management sub-system and host computer share an Ethernet network interface controller (NIC), which is assigned at least two different addresses. The management NIC includes decode logic that detects either of the addresses assigned to it, and routes the associated data packet to the management processor, or to the host processor. As a result, all management operations to either the management sub-system or the host system may be routed through the management NIC, while other standard operations may be routed through the host NIC. In addition, the management NIC may be used as a back-up or spare for the host NIC in the event it fails, or becomes overly busy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP.
    Inventors: Christopher Frantz, E. David Neufeld, Kenneth C. Avery
  • Patent number: 6636929
    Abstract: A management sub-system connects via a USB bus to a server or computer being managed. The management sub-system also couples to a management console, which has a number of conventional peripherals, including CD-ROM, floppy drive, hard disk, keyboard, mouse, and the like. These peripherals are emulated as USB peripherals coupled to the server by the management sub-system. The management sub-system includes a Composite USB function logic device that connects to the USB controller in the server. The Composite USB function logic device emulates the various peripherals available at the management console, and provides configuration data to the USB controller consistent with the emulation. Consequently, the server sends and receives data from these peripherals at the management console, as if the peripherals were locally connected by the USB bus to the server. The management sub-system monitors the operation of the server and publishes a web page that can be viewed by a web browser at the management console.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Frantz, E. David Neufeld, Doug Hascall, Andrew Brown