Patents by Inventor Dan Ferguson

Dan Ferguson 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: 20210317192
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for treating a subject having or at risk of having an HIV infection. Disclosed herein are peptide immunogens and nucleic acids that have epitopes in which mutations are most likely to have deleterious effects on the HIV virus. An algorithm is disclosed for the selection of the epitopes based on the HIV fitness landscape, and it accounts for the effect of coupling mutations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicants: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The General Hospital Corporation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc.
    Inventors: Darrell J. Irvine, Dan H. Barouch, Arup K. Chakraborty, Dariusz Murakowski, Bruce D. Walker, John Barton, Andrew Ferguson
  • Patent number: 11120515
    Abstract: An example system is configured for displaying enhancement options and financial analysis. The system may include a server, third party data sources and an augmented reality computing device that includes a processing unit and system memory. The augmented reality computing device is configured to obtain user input regarding a property enhancement option; render the property enhancement options in augmented reality; obtain financial data from the server and the third party data sources; responsive to the obtained user input, automatically generate a financial analysis of the property enhancement option, wherein the financial analysis is based on the obtained financial data; and render the financial analysis with the obtained property enhancement option in augmented reality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Ankush Bhatia, Ricky Alan Brame, Wesley Damon Brown, Jan M. Emter, Paul Ferguson, Scott Curtis Grengs, Dan R. Grizzle, Dale Steven Howard, Basil F. Nimry, Suhas Dattatreya Sankolli
  • Patent number: 8407687
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and configured storage media are provided for discovering software updates, discovering if a given computer can use the software update, and then updating the computers with the software as needed automatically across a network without storing the updates on an intermediate machine within the network. Furthermore, when a failure is detected, the rollout is stopped and the software can be automatically removed from those computers that already were updated. The software update can be stored originally at an address that is inaccessible through the network firewall by intermediately uploading the software update to an update computer which is not a part of the network but has access through the firewall, which is then used to distribute the update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Lumension Security, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Moshir, Christopher A. H. Andrew, Jack Lee Hudler, Leon Li, Jonathan M. Gordon, Michael Bacon, Noah Williams, Jonathan Lane, James J. Horton, Dan Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20110029966
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and configured storage media are provided for discovering software updates, discovering if a given computer can use the software update, and then updating the computers with the software as needed automatically across a network without storing the updates on an intermediate machine within the network. Furthermore, when a failure is detected, the rollout is stopped and the software can be automatically removed from those computers that already were updated. The software update can be stored originally at an address that is inaccessible through the network firewall by intermediately uploading the software update to an update computer which is not a part of the network but has access through the firewall, which is then used to distribute the update.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: Lumension Security, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Moshir, Christopher A. H. Andrew, Jack Lee Hudler, Leon Li, Jonathan M. Gordon, Michael Bacon, Noah Williams, Jonathan Lane, James J. Horton, Dan Ferguson
  • Patent number: 7823147
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and configured storage media are provided for discovering software updates, discovering if a given computer can use the software update, and then updating the computers with the software as needed automatically across a network without storing the updates on an intermediate machine within the network. Furthermore, when a failure is detected, the rollout is stopped and the software can be automatically removed from those computers that already were updated. The software update can be stored originally at an address that is inaccessible through the network firewall by intermediately uploading the software update to an update computer which is not a part of the network but has access through the firewall, which is then used to distribute the update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Lumension Security, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Moshir, Christopher A. H. Andrew, Jack Lee Hudler, Leon Li, Jonathan M. Gordon, Michael Bacon, Noah Williams, Jonathan Lane, James J. Horton, Dan Ferguson
  • Patent number: 7643262
    Abstract: A protection circuit for intrinsically safe electromagnetic actuators operating on the voltage from a power unit (1) approved for underground mining, for switching electrohydraulic valves (5) in underground mining, comprising at least two spaced-apart short-circuit means (14, 16 or 16A) connected in parallel with the electromagnetic actuator coil (11) for short-circuiting the coil in the event of a reversal of the coil voltage. According to the invention, at least one of the short-circuit means comprises a short-circuit semi-conductor switch (16 or 16A) and a voltage-reversal detecting circuit (30) for activating the short-circuit semiconductor switch (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: DBT GmbH
    Inventors: Jens Titschert, Markus Lenzing, Jeff Travis, Dan Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20060187605
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a protection circuit for intrinsically safe electromagnetic actuators operating on the voltage from a power unit (1) approved for underground mining, for switching electrohydraulic valves (5) in underground mining, comprising at least two spaced-apart short-circuit means (14, 16 or 16A) connected in parallel with the electromagnetic actuator coil (11) for short-circuiting the coil in the event of a reversal of the coil voltage. According to the invention, at least one of the short-circuit means comprises a short-circuit semi-conductor switch (16 or 16A) and a voltage-reversal detecting circuit (30) for activating the short-circuit semiconductor switch (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Inventors: Jens Titschert, Markus Lenzing, Jeff Travis, Dan Ferguson
  • Patent number: 6990660
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and configured storage media are provided for discovering software updates, discovering if a given computer can use the software update, and then updating the computers with the software as needed automatically across a network without storing the updates on an intermediate machine within the network. Furthermore, when a failure is detected, the rollout is stopped and the software can be automatically removed from those computers that already were updated. The software update can be stored originally at an address that is inaccessible through the network firewall by intermediately uploading the software update to an update computer which is not a part of the network but has access through the firewall, which is then used to distribute the update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Patchlink Corporation
    Inventors: Sean Moshir, Christopher A. H. Andrew, Jack Lee Hudler, Leon Li, Jonathan M. Gordon, Michael Bacon, Noah Williams, Jonathan Lane, James J. Horton, Dan Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20050257214
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and configured storage media are provided for discovering software updates, discovering if a given computer can use the software update, and then updating the computers with the software as needed automatically across a network without storing the updates on an intermediate machine within the network. Furthermore, when a failure is detected, the rollout is stopped and the software can be automatically removed from those computers that already were updated. The software update can be stored originally at an address that is inaccessible through the network firewall by intermediately uploading the software update to an update computer which is not a part of the network but has access through the firewall, which is then used to distribute the update.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Publication date: November 17, 2005
    Applicant: PATCHLINK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sean Moshir, Christopher Andrew, Jack Hudler, Leon Li, Jonathan Gordon, Michael Bacon, Noah Williams, Jonathan Lane, James Horton, Dan Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20020100036
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and configured storage media are provided for discovering software updates, discovering if a given computer can use the software update, and then updating the computers with the software as needed automatically across a network without storing the updates on an intermediate machine within the network. Furthermore, when a failure is detected, the rollout is stopped and the software can be automatically removed from those computers that already were updated. The software update can be stored originally at an address that is inaccessible through the network firewall by intermediately uploading the software update to an update computer which is not a part of the network but has access through the firewall, which is then used to distribute the update.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2001
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Applicant: PatchLink.com Corporation
    Inventors: Sean Moshir, Christopher A.H. Andrew, Jack Lee Hudler, Leon Li, Jonathan M. Gordon, Michael Bacon, Noah Williams, Jonathan Lane, James J. Horton, Dan Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20010046890
    Abstract: Methods of playing a poker game are provided. One is a method for playing a single five-card hand and involves making an initial wager, dealing an initial three cards into the hand, making additional wagers to receive fourth and fifth cards, if desired, or folding, then deciding to keep or discard each card, whereupon all discarded cards are replaced and the value of the hand calculated and paid. A second method allows play of two hands, using two separate decks. The hands may be related to each other by allowing the player the option of duplicating the first three cards dealt into a first hand into a second hand. The game may be played with actual cards or with virtual cards using a programmed electronic game, preferably a casino-style game providing slots, magnetic card readers, or other means for inserting money, chips, or credit numbers to activate the game, and means for paying out winnings, as are known to the art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2001
    Publication date: November 29, 2001
    Inventor: Dan Ferguson
  • Patent number: 6270405
    Abstract: A method of simultaneously playing multiple hands of a poker game dealt from a single deck is provided. The player places an initial wager, and three to five cards are initially dealt from the deck into a first hand. The player may hold the cards in the first hand or move cards from the first hand into second, or third or subsequent hands. After the player moves each card from the first hand, a new card is dealt from the deck into the vacant position left in the first hand. When all the cards in the first hand have been held or moved into vacant positions in the second, third or subsequent hands, cards are dealt from the deck to fill in the remaining vacant positions in all the hands. The value of the poker hands is determined, and the player paid off in accordance with a predetermined payoff schedule. A casino-style electronic game implementing this method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Inventor: Dan Ferguson