Patents by Inventor Christopher Ward

Christopher Ward 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: 20200158721
    Abstract: The invention describes, in part, improved methods, assays, and kits for detecting analytes in biological samples with magnetic particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew WARD, ArunRichard CHANDRASEKARAN, Daniel CHEN, Christopher BLANCHARD, Padric GARDEN, Bradley DEMARCO, Joshua FORMAN, Mounir A. KOUSSA, Lisa CALDWELL
  • Publication number: 20200151286
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including medium-encoded computer program products, for computer aided design of physical structures using data format conversion (e.g., of output(s) from generative design processes) and user interface techniques that facilitate the production of 3D models of physical structures that are readily usable with 2.5-axis subtractive manufacturing, include: modifying smooth curves, which have been fit to contours representing discrete height layers of an object, to facilitate the 2.5-axis subtractive manufacturing; preparing an editable model of the object using a parametric feature history, which includes a sketch feature, to combine extruded versions of the smooth curves to form a 3D model of the object in a boundary representation format; reshaping a subset of the smooth curves responsive to user input with respect to the sketch feature; and replaying the parametric feature history to reconstruct the 3D model of the object, as changed by the user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Karl Darcy Daniel Willis, Nigel Jed Wesley Morris, Andreas Linas Bastian, Adrian Adam Thomas Butscher, Daniele Grandi, Suguru Furuta, Joseph George Lambourne, Tristan Ward Barback, Martin Cvetanov Marinov, Marco Amagliani, Jingyang John Chen, Michael Andrew Smell, Brian M. Frank, Hooman Shayani, Christopher Michael Wade, Nandakumar Santhanam
  • Publication number: 20200150083
    Abstract: The invention described herein provides, in part, improved methods, compositions, and kits for detecting analytes in biological samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Mounir A. KOUSSA, Andrew WARD, Padric GARDEN, Anthony PULIDO, Bradley DEMARCO, Christopher BLANCHARD, ArunRichard CHANDRASEKARAN, Joshua FORMAN, Lisa CALDWELL
  • Publication number: 20200145445
    Abstract: Methods and systems of malware detection in distributed computer systems. An example method includes: receiving, by a network router, a network packet originated by a client computer; matching the network packet to a default route; forwarding the network packet to a command and control server simulator; and forwarding, to the client computer system, one or more response packets comprising a command and control instruction issued to the client computer system by the command and control server simulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Eric J. Johnson, Christopher R. Henson, Xin Ai, Evan Stewart Morgan, Stephen Ward
  • Patent number: 10590615
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an orthotropic deck panel includes securing a rib member in a first fixture, beveling an edge surface of the rib member while the rib member is secured in the first fixture, and releasing the rib member from the first fixture, attaching the rib member to a deck plate, and attaching a floor beam to the rib member and the deck plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Vigor Industrial LLC
    Inventors: Terrance J. Aarnio, Keith Chapman, Bill Crittendon, Thomas J. Hickman, Daniel Miller, Christopher Palmer, Perry Royland, Vern Taute, David Ward, Oded Maman
  • Publication number: 20200082395
    Abstract: A method for generating and provisioning payment credentials to a mobile device lacking a secure element includes: generating a card profile associated with a payment account, wherein the card profile includes at least payment credentials corresponding to the associated payment account and a profile identifier; provisioning, to a mobile device lacking a secure element, the generated card profile; receiving, from the mobile device, a key request, wherein the key request includes at least a mobile identification number (PIN) and the profile identifier; using the mobile PIN; generating a single use key, wherein the single use key includes at least the profile identifier, an application transaction counter, and a generating key for use in generating a payment cryptogram valid for a single financial transaction; and transmitting the generated single use key to the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Mehdi COLLINGE, Susan THOMPSON, Patrik SMETS, David Anthony ROBERTS, Michael Christopher WARD
  • Publication number: 20200084188
    Abstract: Improved techniques to update software in electronic devices that are already in use are disclosed. In one embodiment, software can be updated in a secure and controlled manner using cryptography. The authenticity of the updated software as well as its appropriateness for the particular electronic device can be confirmed prior to update. The software can also be updated on a per module basis. In one embodiment, a server hosts software updates for various electronic devices, and supplies the appropriate software update to the electronic devices via a data network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher R. WYSOCKI, Alan WARD
  • Patent number: 10578406
    Abstract: A vehicle has improved energy absorbing capability and occupants have increased blast survivability. The vehicle includes a suspended floor assembly. The floor assembly may be suspended by, at least in part, one or more suspensions arms that have an extendable portion. The floor assembly may also have a yaw plane energy absorber between the floor assembly and a wall of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: PRATT & MILLER ENGINEERING AND FABRICATION, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Kremar, Kevin R. Kwiatkowski, Aaron Ward, Christopher Watson
  • Publication number: 20200061185
    Abstract: Coronavirus S ectodomain trimers stabilized in a prefusion conformation, nucleic acid molecules and vectors encoding these proteins, and methods of their use and production are disclosed. In several embodiments, the coronavirus S ectodomain trimers and/or nucleic acid molecules can be used to generate an immune response to coronavirus in a subject. In additional embodiments, the therapeutically effective amount of the coronavirus S ectodomain trimers and/or nucleic acid molecules can be administered to a subject in a method of treating or preventing coronavirus infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicants: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Servic, The Scripps Research Institute, Trustees of Dartmouth College
    Inventors: Barney Graham, Jason McLellan, Andrew Ward, Robert Kirchdoerfer, Christopher Cottrell, Michael Gordon Joyce, Masaru Kanekiyo, Nianshuang Wang, Jesper Pallesen, Hadi Yassine, Hannah Turner, Kizzmekia Corbett
  • Patent number: 10574588
    Abstract: A system and method for reducing service latency includes dividing an information technology service for a customer into an infrastructure management service and a data management service. Data associated with the information technology service is stored in a backup memory. A set of infrastructure images related to the information technology service is stored at a cloud service provider. The infrastructure images are updated with software updates and hardware updates, as needed, and the data associated with the information technology service is updated through backup and restore mechanisms. The set of infrastructure images that have been updated with data with latest updates are started for recovery, continuity, testing, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Genady Grabarnik, Markus Klems, Larisa Shwartz, Stefan Tai, Christopher Ward
  • Patent number: 10574680
    Abstract: Methods and systems of malware detection in distributed computer systems. An example method includes: receiving, by a network router, a network packet originated by a client computer; matching the network packet to a default route; forwarding the network packet to a command and control server simulator; and forwarding, to the client computer system, one or more response packets comprising a command and control instruction issued to the client computer system by the command and control server simulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America
    Inventors: Eric J. Johnson, Christopher R. Henson, Xin Ai, Evan Stewart Morgan, Stephen Ward
  • Publication number: 20200050178
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatus and computer program products for implementing machine learning within control systems are disclosed. An industrial facility setting slate can be received from a machine learning system and a determination can be made as to whether to adopt the settings in the industrial facility setting slate. The machine learning model can be a neural network, e.g., a deep neural network, that has been trained, e.g., using reinforcement learning to predict a data setting slate that is predicted to optimize an efficiency of a data center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Jim Gao, Christopher Gamble, Amanda Gasparik, Vedavyas Panneershelvam, David Barker, Dustin Reishus, Abigail Ward, Jerry Luo, Brian Kim, Mark Schwabacher, Stephen Webster, Timothy Jason Kieper, Daniel Fuenffinger, Zakerey Bennett
  • Patent number: 10550951
    Abstract: An actuator includes a brushless DC motor, an output device, a reduction system coupled between the brushless DC motor and the output device, and a contactless position sensor configured to sense a position of the output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations Limited
    Inventors: Till Gundlach, Kayvon Barad, Osama Al-Tayawe, Geoff Ward, Andrew Stewart, Christopher Lewis
  • Patent number: 10546253
    Abstract: An inspection management system is provided. The inspection management system includes an inspection data provider that receives inspection data relating to an inspector, one or more devices used to complete an inspection, one or more assets associated with an inspection, an inspection plan, etc. A display of the inspection management system presents one or more graphical user interfaces based upon the inspection data. The graphical user interfaces may facilitate inspection planning, execution, preparation, and/or real-time inspection monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Jason Howard Messinger, Robert Carroll Ward, Michael Christopher Domke, Sekhar Soorianarayanan, Scott Leo Sbihli, Thomas Eldred Lambdin
  • Patent number: 10535272
    Abstract: A method, preferably including: sampling inputs, determining aircraft conditions, and/or acting based on the aircraft conditions. A method, preferably including: sampling inputs, determining input reliability, determining guidance, and/or controlling aircraft operation. A method, preferably including: operating the vehicle, planning for contingencies, detecting undesired flight conditions, and/or reacting to undesired flight conditions. A system, preferably an aircraft such as a rotorcraft, configured to implement the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Skyryse, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Groden, Mitch Adler, Jonathan Reeves, Nur Harell, Christopher Ward
  • Publication number: 20190390015
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer composition (C) comprising: —a polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), —at least 3 wt. % of polyamide 6 (PA6), —25 to 60 wt. % of reinforcing agents, —3 to 8 wt. % of a functionalized, non-aromatic elastomer, wherein the weight ratio PPS/PA6 is at least 4 and wherein wt. % are based on the total weight of the composition. The present invention also relates to articles incorporating the polymer composition and the use of polyamide 6 (PA6) as a heat-aging stabilizer in a polymer composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS USA, LLC
    Inventors: Stéphane JEOL, Christopher WARD, Vito LEO
  • Patent number: 10515359
    Abstract: A method for generating and provisioning payment credentials to a mobile device lacking a secure element includes: generating a card profile associated with a payment account, wherein the card profile includes at least payment credentials corresponding to the associated payment account and a profile identifier; provisioning, to a mobile device lacking a secure element, the generated card profile; receiving, from the mobile device, a key request, wherein the key request includes at least a mobile identification number (PIN) and the profile identifier; using the mobile PIN; generating a single use key, wherein the single use key includes at least the profile identifier, an application transaction counter, and a generating key for use in generating a payment cryptogram valid for a single financial transaction; and transmitting the generated single use key to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Mehdi Collinge, Susan Thompson, Patrik Smets, David Anthony Roberts, Michael Christopher Ward
  • Publication number: 20190381218
    Abstract: A composition for coating a medical device and a coated medical device are provided. The composition includes a polymeric matrix having non-toxic quantum dots or a fluorophore or both. The polymeric matrix contains the quantum dots or fluorophore and binds as a coating to the medical device. Coated medical devices can be readily identified within or outside of a body and in open or laparascopical surgeries, greatly reducing or eliminating the risk of a retained foreign object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Jian Yang, James Wang, Christopher Barback, Erin Ward, Natalie Mendez, Sarah Blair, Andrew C. Kummel, William C. Trogler
  • Patent number: 10487068
    Abstract: Compounds of formula I: or pharmaceutical salts thereof, wherein m, n, A, R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 are as defined herein. Also disclosed are methods of making the compounds and using the compounds for treatment of inflammatory diseases such as arthritis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Genentech, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Fauber, Monique Bodil van Niel, Andrew Cridland, Christopher Hurley, Jonathan Killen, Stuart Ward
  • Publication number: 20190351055
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods for treating a bone-related disorder in a subject. At least one of a microtubule altering drug, for example, a microtubule disrupting drug or a microtubule stabilizing drug, a TRPV4 agonist or a NOX2 activator is administered to the subject. Also provided are related methods for treating a bone-related disorder in the subject, by further administering at least one of an anti-sclerostin agent, a parathyroid hormone agonist, a bisphosphonate, an estrogen mimic, or a selective estrogen receptor modulator is further administered to the subject with the at least one of a microtubule altering drug, a TRPV4 agonist or a NOX2 activator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: University of Baltimore, Maryland
    Inventors: Joseph Stains, Christopher Ward, James Lyons