Patents by Inventor David Cooper

David Cooper 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: 11909445
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for an optical domain controller for managing and maintaining a record of network component configuration and interconnections. The optical domain controller detects changes in a configuration of optical network elements in response to a requested service from the network, coordinates additional changes in configurations to optical network elements that may be affected by the detected change, communicates with the optical network elements to incorporate the changes to the configurations of the network element, and stores the configurations and states of the network elements. The use of the optical domain controller may thus replace or supplement a database storing network configuration information by automatically managing changes to the network as new services are instantiated directly on the optical network elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: William Feight, Tara Joseph-Labrie, James M. Adkins, III, Clyde David Cooper, III
  • Publication number: 20240046278
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure relate to the optical identification of telecommunications equipment. In examples, a user interacts with an application to capture image data relating to a device according to instructions presented to the user. The application may further generate metadata, such as user responses to one or more questions. The image data and/or metadata are evaluated using a machine learning model to generate an equipment classification for devices pictured therein. The data may also be used to generate an equipment configuration for the device, as well as an operational state (e.g., based on one or more indicators present on the device, log data, etc.). Accordingly, such information may be used to update a pre-existing inventory record for the device, or generate a new inventory record. In other examples, such information is used to generate one or more predicted issues and associated actions to troubleshoot the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey K. Storey, Clyde David Cooper, Carlos Santiago, Ron Lewis, Steven M. Casey, Stephen Opferman
  • Publication number: 20240048472
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems for providing multiple egress routes from a telecommunications network for a client of the network. In general, the system provides for a client of the network to receive intended packets of information through multiple connections to the network such that load balancing and failover services for traffic to the customer are provided. The process and system allow for telecommunications network to utilize a common next-hop value of announced border gateway protocol (BGP) routes to advertise multiple routes to reach a destination customer network or address. By utilizing a common next-hop value in the announced BGP information, the devices of the network may load balance communication packets to the destination customer or address among the multiple egress locations from the network, as well as providing fast failover to alternate routes when a failure at the network or customer occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Francis Ferguson, Eric Osborne, Clyde David Cooper, III, Brent W. Smith
  • Publication number: 20240040287
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for a configurable optical peering fabric to dynamically create a connection between participant sites without any physical site limitations or necessity of specialized client and network provider equipment being located within such a facility. Client sites to a network may connect to a configurable switching element to be interconnected to other client sites in response to a request to connect the first client site with a second site, also connected to network, via the switching element. A request may trigger verification of the requested and, upon validation, transmission of an instruction to the switching element to enable the cross connect within the switching element. The first site and the second site may thus be interconnected via the switching element in response to the request, without the need to co-locate equipment or to manually install a jumper between client equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Laurel Clark, Clyde David Cooper, III, Andrew Dugan
  • Patent number: 11872274
    Abstract: The present invention relates to new immunogenic compositions comprising conjugated Streptococcus pneumoniae capsular saccharide antigens (glycoconjugates) and uses thereof. Immunogenic compositions of the present invention will typically comprise at least one glycoconjugate from a S. pneumoniae serotype not found in PREVNAR®, SYNFLORIX® and/or PREVNAR 13®. The invention also relates to vaccination of human subjects, in particular infants and elderly, against pneumococcal infections using said novel immunogenic compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Emilio Anthony Emini, Wendy Jo Watson, Avvari Krishna Prasad, Mingming Han, Jin-Hwan Kim, Jianxin Gu, Yu-Ying Yang, Rajesh Kumar Kainthan, David Cooper, Michael William Pride, Kathrin Ute Jansen
  • Patent number: 11863918
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for a configurable optical peering fabric to dynamically create a connection between participant sites without any physical site limitations or necessity of specialized client and network provider equipment being located within such a facility. Client sites to a network may connect to a configurable switching element to be interconnected to other client sites in response to a request to connect the first client site with a second site, also connected to network, via the switching element. A request may trigger verification of the requested and, upon validation, transmission of an instruction to the switching element to enable the cross connect within the switching element. The first site and the second site may thus be interconnected via the switching element in response to the request, without the need to co-locate equipment or to manually install a jumper between client equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Laurel Clark, Clyde David Cooper, III, Andrew Dugan
  • Publication number: 20230414737
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention relates to a composition including a factor H binding protein (fHBP) and a Neisseria meningitidis non-serogroup B capsular polysaccharide. The invention further relates to uses of a composition that includes fHBP, such as, for example, uses to elicit an immune response against N. meningitidis serogroup B strains and non-serogroup B strains. The compositions and methods described herein are directed to administration in humans, including adults, adolescents, toddlers, and infants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Inventors: Kathrin Ute Jansen, Annaliesa Sybil Anderson, Judith Absalon, Jose Miguel Aste-Amezaga, Johannes Frederik Beeslaar, David Cooper, John Erwin Farley, Leah Diane Fletcher, Shannon Lea Harris, Thomas Richard Jones, Isis Kanevsky, Lakshmi Khandke, Paul Liberator, John Lance Perez, Lynn Marie Phelan, Gary Warren Zlotnick
  • Publication number: 20230399645
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to novel modified oligonucleotides with increased stability and extended in vivo mRNA silencing activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2023
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Inventors: Anastasia Khvorova, Daniel O'Reilly, Vignesh Narayan Hariharan, Clemens Lochmann, David Cooper
  • Patent number: 11798005
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure relate to the optical identification of telecommunications equipment. In examples, a user interacts with an application to capture image data relating to a device according to instructions presented to the user. The application may further generate metadata, such as user responses to one or more questions. The image data and/or metadata are evaluated using a machine learning model to generate an equipment classification for devices pictured therein. The data may also be used to generate an equipment configuration for the device, as well as an operational state (e.g., based on one or more indicators present on the device, log data, etc.). Accordingly, such information may be used to update a pre-existing inventory record for the device, or generate a new inventory record. In other examples, such information is used to generate one or more predicted issues and associated actions to troubleshoot the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey K. Storey, Clyde David Cooper, Carlos Santiago, Ron Lewis, Steven M. Casey, Stephen Opferman
  • Patent number: 11792556
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for a configurable optical peering fabric to dynamically create a connection between participant sites without any physical site limitations or necessity of specialized client and network provider equipment being located within such a facility. Client sites to a network may connect to a configurable switching element to be interconnected to other client sites in response to a request to connect the first client site with a second site, also connected to network, via the switching element. A request may trigger verification of the requested and, upon validation, transmission of an instruction to the switching element to enable the cross connect within the switching element. The first site and the second site may thus be interconnected via the switching element in response to the request, without the need to co-locate equipment or to manually install a jumper between client equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Laurel Clark, Clyde David Cooper, III, Andrew Dugan
  • Publication number: 20230270607
    Abstract: A mobility aid assembly for lifting and lowering a user; the assembly including an articulated lifting arm releasably mounted to a base structure; a first portion of the lifting arm operable between a lowered position and a raised position by a linear actuator; a first end of the linear actuator pivotally connected to the first portion of the lifting arm and, wherein a second end of the linear actuator is releasably mounted so as to avoid injury to the user if the linear actuator moves the first portion of the lifting arm to an excessively lowered position in which the first portion of the lifting impinges on the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2023
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Inventors: Christopher Patrick HARPER, David Charles THOMPSON, Arthur David COOPER, Thomas Maurice FLEMING
  • Patent number: 11743167
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems for providing multiple egress routes from a telecommunications network for a client of the network. In general, the system provides for a client of the network to receive intended packets of information through multiple connections to the network such that load balancing and failover services for traffic to the customer are provided. The process and system allow for telecommunications network to utilize a common next-hop value of announced border gateway protocol (BGP) routes to advertise multiple routes to reach a destination customer network or address. By utilizing a common next-hop value in the announced BGP information, the devices of the network may load balance communication packets to the destination customer or address among the multiple egress locations from the network, as well as providing fast failover to alternate routes when a failure at the network or customer occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Francis Ferguson, Eric Osborne, Clyde David Cooper, III, Brent W. Smith
  • Patent number: 11730800
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention relates to a composition including a factor H binding protein (fHBP) and a Neisseria meningitidis non-serogroup B capsular polysaccharide. The invention further relates to uses of a composition that includes fHBP, such as, for example, uses to elicit an immune response against N. meningitidis serogroup B strains and non-serogroup B strains. The compositions and methods described herein are directed to administration in humans, including adults, adolescents, toddlers, and infants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Kathrin Ute Jansen, Annaliesa Sybil Anderson, Judith Absalon, Jose Miguel Aste-Amezaga, Johannes Frederik Beeslaar, David Cooper, John Erwin Farley, Leah Diane Fletcher, Shannon Lea Harris, Thomas Richard Jones, Isis Kanevsky, Lakshmi Khandke, Paul Liberator, John Lance Perez, Lynn Marie Phelan, Gary Warren Zlotnick
  • Publication number: 20230190907
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide immunogenic compositions for protection against S. pneumoniae, in particular against S. pneumoniae serogroup 18, while limiting the number of conjugates. The present invention therefore relates to new immunogenic compositions for use in pneumococcal vaccines and to vaccination of human subjects, in particular infants and elderly, against pneumoccocal infections using said immunogenic compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2022
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Inventors: David Cooper, Kathrin Ute Jansen, Michael William Pride
  • Patent number: 11670008
    Abstract: A method for compressing display data is disclosed. The method comprises performing a wavelet transformation to obtain a general approximation coefficient and a plurality of detail coefficients for a group of pixels; determining whether to prioritise transmission of the general approximation coefficient over transmission of the detail coefficients based on whether there are sufficient resources available to enable a corresponding image frame to be ready for display and/or based on a time since the detail coefficients for a corresponding group of pixels were previously transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: DISPLAYLINK (UK) LIMITED
    Inventors: Richard Akester, Patrick David Cooper
  • Patent number: 11654067
    Abstract: A mobility aid assembly which may be used for lifting and lowering a user. The assembly includes an articulated lifting arm releasably mounted to a base structure with a first portion of the lifting arm operable between a lowered position and a raised position by a linear actuator. A first end of the linear actuator is pivotally connected to a second portion of the lifting arm with the second end releasably mounted to a second upright portion of the lifting arm. The lower end of the linear actuator disengages from its mounting on the second upright portion when the first portion of the lifting arm is lowered by the actuator to a position in which the first portion of the lifting impinges on the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Easy and Light Mobility Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Christopher Patrick Harper, David Charles Thompson, Arthur David Cooper, Thomas Maurice Fleming
  • Patent number: 11644657
    Abstract: A laser beam delivery apparatus for a microscope comprises first and second optical diffusers that are configured to move in a periodic manner with a respective different frequency. Each optical diffuser may comprise a spinning disk. The laser light is spatially randomized by the first spinning diffuser and its spatial pattern is further randomized by the second diffuser. The second diffuser prevents any spatial pattern from repeating after one revolution of the first diffuser, which prevents beating patterns from forming when the light is imaged through a spinning confocal disk and increases the uniformity in other cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Andor Technology Limited
    Inventor: David Cooper
  • Patent number: 11611200
    Abstract: Pulling eyes are provided with integrated wiring systems suitable for installing conductors or cables. The pulling eyes may include body portions that define interior cavities that are sized to snugly engage outside portions of the conductors or cables. The body portions are sized to be deformably crimped onto the outside portions of the conductors or cables. The pulling eyes may also include head portions joined to the body portions, with the head portions defining apertures for receiving a strength member for installing the conductors or cables. These apertures place the interior cavities in communication with the exteriors of the pulling eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventors: John R. Carlson, David Brian McCardel, David A. Cooper, David Mercier, Philip Sasse, Allan W. Daniel, Timothy M. Andrea, Juan Alberto Galindo Gonzalez, Timmothy R. Bardin
  • Publication number: 20230084405
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for a configurable optical peering fabric to dynamically create a connection between participant sites without any physical site limitations or necessity of specialized client and network provider equipment being located within such a facility. Client sites to a network may connect to a configurable switching element to be interconnected to other client sites in response to a request to connect the first client site with a second site, also connected to network, via the switching element. A request may trigger verification of the requested and, upon validation, transmission of an instruction to the switching element to enable the cross connect within the switching element. The first site and the second site may thus be interconnected via the switching element in response to the request, without the need to co-locate equipment or to manually install a jumper between client equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2022
    Publication date: March 16, 2023
    Applicant: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Laurel Clark, Clyde David Cooper, III, Andrew Dugan
  • Publication number: 20230046362
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems for providing multiple egress routes from a telecommunications network for a client of the network. In general, the system provides for a client of the network to receive intended packets of information through multiple connections to the network such that load balancing and failover services for traffic to the customer are provided. The process and system allow for telecommunications network to utilize a common next-hop value of announced border gateway protocol (BGP) routes to advertise multiple routes to reach a destination customer network or address. By utilizing a common next-hop value in the announced BGP information, the devices of the network may load balance communication packets to the destination customer or address among the multiple egress locations from the network, as well as providing fast failover to alternate routes when a failure at the network or customer occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2022
    Publication date: February 16, 2023
    Applicant: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Francis Ferguson, Eric Osborne, Clyde David Cooper, III, Brent W. Smith