Patents by Inventor David Graves

David Graves 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: 20090095270
    Abstract: An archery release aid for drawing the string of a bow using a substantially rigid cuff mounted on an archer's upper arm above the elbow comprising a substantially rigid cuff, a strap to transmit pulling force, and a means for attaching said archery release aid to known bow-string arrow trigger release devices. This archery release aid increases pull-force by relying on strength from the archer's upper arm and back instead of the lower arm and hand, and increases stability and shot accuracy by freeing the archer's hand and wrist from tension during release. Moving the point of pull above the elbow provides better leverage to the archer that allows him to pull a bow more easily or to pull a stronger bow than he would otherwise be able to pull. As the wrist is freed from tension the archer is better able to control release of the trigger, resulting in better consistency and accuracy of arrow placement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventor: Nathaniel David Graves
  • Patent number: 7447751
    Abstract: A system for automatically deploying a VPN device comprises a resource abstraction layer coupled to the VPN device, for providing the device with a configuration specific to it, and a uniform interface coupled to the RAL, for providing the VPN device with a configuration that is not specific to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Julie Wing, Rob Shomo, David Graves, Sajeev Madhavan
  • Publication number: 20080271110
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system or method pertain to accessing a model that comprises a computer-readable version of a standard or policy, identifying rules or requirements specified by the model that pertain to compliance with the standard or policy, and automatically generating questions relevant to the identified rules or requirements, the questions being intended to query intended respondents as to compliance with the identified rules or requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David Graves, Adrian John Baldwin, Yolanta Beresnevichiene, Simon Kai-Ying Shiu
  • Publication number: 20080270198
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system and method pertain to receiving audit exceptions indicative of instances of noncompliance of an information system under evaluation relative to a policy or standard, identifying remediation recommendations that are relevant to the audit exceptions and that indicate how to correct conditions that caused the noncompliance, and providing the remediation recommendations to an entity responsible for correcting the conditions so as to provide information as to how the information system can be brought into compliance with the policy or standard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: David Graves, Adrian John Baldwin, Yolanta Beresnevichiene, Philippe Lamy, Simon Kai-Ying Shiu
  • Publication number: 20080039712
    Abstract: A patient imaging system includes a patient support table, an MRI system including a cylindrical magnet and a PET system including positron detectors mounted in a ring. The magnet defines a cylindrical bore for receiving the patient on the table where the magnet is mounted for rotation about a vertical axis on a slew ring carried on rails allowing longitudinal movement. The PET ring is mounted in the bore for longitudinal movement. The quench tube for the magnet passes through the slew ring with a rotary union at the axis. The shielding covers include a fixed upper part and a lower part which rotates about the axis with the magnet. The magnet is arranged in a two or three room diagnostic configuration in which a holding bay houses the magnet and the diagnostic patients are organized in the three rooms each cooperating with the magnet bay as the magnet is rotated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: David Graves, John Saunders, Gord Klimenko, Tony Lentz, Hong Yu, Jonathan Li, James Schellenberg
  • Publication number: 20070111204
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and diagnostic test kits for detecting target nucleic acid sequence variations in a sample. In particular, a plurality of oligonucleotide probe sets is provided. Each set has a target specific portion and a barcode. The target specific portions of the probes are suitable for ligation together when hybridized adjacent to one another on a corresponding target polynucleotide. The ligated product contains a barcode that binds to a probe attached to a substrate and hence facilitate the capture of the ligated product on the solid support. Detection is carried out with a gold nanoparticle-attached barcode that hybridizes with the barcode on the ligated product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventors: Kathleen Delgrosso, Paolo Fortina, David Graves, Saul Surrey
  • Publication number: 20070094670
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention pertain to providing emergency mode plan generation in a utility computing environment (UCE). In one embodiment, information that describes criticality of applications is received. Information is received that indicates one or more resources assigned for use by one or more of the applications can no longer be used by the applications to which the resources are assigned. A plan is automatically generated that indicates whether resources assigned for use by a first application can be used by a second application instead of the first application based on the criticality of the applications, wherein the one or more resources are managed by a UCE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2005
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventor: David Graves
  • Publication number: 20070094371
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and an apparatus for creating visual representations of farms that enables connecting farms securely. In one embodiment, a visual representation of a first farm and a visual representation of a second farm are created. A visual representation of a secure connection is created. The visual representation of the first farm is associated with a first end of the visual representation of the secure connection. The visual representation of the second farm is associated with the second end of the visual representation of the secure connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2005
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventors: David Graves, Philip Day
  • Publication number: 20070094370
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and an apparatus for automatic creation of secure connections between segmented resource farms in a utility computing environment. According to one embodiment, farms are automatically created using visual representations of the farms as a specification. A shared subnet is created as the basis of a secure connection, visual representations of one or more farms are associated with the shared subnet to form the secure connection between the one or more farms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2005
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventors: David Graves, Philip Day
  • Publication number: 20070088195
    Abstract: A method of using an imaging catheter for activating (curing) a photodynamic polymer/adhesive is provided. The method generally includes four steps. First, an imaging catheter including a fiber optic cable is inserted within a body cavity or vessel. The fiber optic cable has a first end (e.g., proximal end) and a second end (e.g., distal end), and is configured to transmit electromagnetic irradiation from its first end to its second end and to transmit an image from its second end to its first end. Second, an image of a site of interest (e.g., the location of an aneurysm) within the body cavity or vessel is observed using the fiber optic cable. Third, a suitable photodynamic polymer/adhesive material is applied to the site of interest. Fourth, the fiber optic cable is used to deliver a selected wavelength or wavelength range of electromagnetic energy to the site to thereby cure the photodynamic polymer/adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Inventor: David Graves
  • Publication number: 20070027805
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention pertain to methods and apparatuses for providing flexible email billing without requiring reprogramming is described. In one embodiment, a first billing model is associated with a mail costs table. The first billing model provides a guideline for computing a bill for a customer using an email service. The mail costs table can be selectively modified without requiring the reprogramming of the email billing application. The computing of the bill for the customer based on the mail costs table is enabled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventor: David Graves
  • Patent number: 7096350
    Abstract: A method and system for verifying resource configuration. Specifically, in one embodiment, the method begins by reading a map outlining a plurality of valid configuration attributes. The configuration attributes are associated with a plurality of computing resources that are interrelated in a network. The plurality of computing resources is then contacted and a plurality of actual configuration attributes from the plurality of computing resources is requested. Thereafter, the plurality of actual configuration attributes is compared to a plurality of corresponding valid configuration attributes provided from the map. A plurality of messages detailing results from the comparison of actual to valid configuration attributes is then generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David A. Graves, Parvathi Nair
  • Publication number: 20060182041
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method and an apparatus for automatic verification of a zone configuration of a plurality of network switches. In one method embodiment, the present invention accesses an actual zone configuration comprising a plurality of network switching devices, the actual zone configuration for defining the switching devices which are actually part of the zone. Additionally, a machine-readable map of the network is accessed, the map providing a pre-determined zone configuration defining the switching devices which should be part of the zone. An automatic verification is performed, wherein the verification verifies that the actual zone configuration of network switching devices correlates with the pre-determined zone configuration defined by the machine-readable map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Inventor: David Graves
  • Publication number: 20060178695
    Abstract: An implantable vessel filter having an integrated sensing capability for monitoring the condition of the vessel filter. In one variation, the vessel filter comprises a plurality of legs that would themselves perform as a sensor device for detecting distention, which would indicate the presence of a clot or thrombus therein. A passive electrical circuit may be implemented on the vessel filter to receive electromagnetic energy and transmit signals indicative of the condition of the implanted vessel filter. In another variation, a miniaturized sensor is adapted for measuring the strain and/or other physical parameters of the filter legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Publication date: August 10, 2006
    Inventors: Leonard Decant, Robert Kalis, David Graves, David Spilka, Avijit Mukherjee, Daniel Almazan
  • Publication number: 20060171384
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method and an apparatus for automatic verification of a zone configuration of a plurality of network switches. In one method embodiment, the present invention accesses an actual network access control construct and an actual zone configuration for a plurality of network switching devices. Additionally, a machine-readable map of the network is accessed, the map providing a pre-determined network access control construct defining the device which should be coupled with the network switching device and a pre-determined zone configuration defining the switching devices which should be part of the zone. An automatic verification is performed, wherein the verification verifies that the actual network access control construct and the actual zone configuration of network switching devices correlates with the pre-determined network access control construct and zone configuration defined by the machine-readable map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Inventor: David Graves
  • Publication number: 20060072592
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention pertain to methods and systems for verifying network routing information are described. In one embodiment, a machine-readable map that describes a network route associated with a network router is accessed. The network router is accessed in order to obtain network routing information describing a network route. The machine-readable map is compared with the network routing information. A determination is made as to whether there are any differences between the machine-readable map and the network routing information. If there are any differences, a report that includes messages describing the differences is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Publication date: April 6, 2006
    Inventors: David Graves, Sreerupa Sen
  • Publication number: 20060030753
    Abstract: A steerable imaging catheter is provided, including an elongated catheter tube, at least one steering cable extending along the catheter tube to control the movement of the distal end thereof, and a fiber optic cable extending along the catheter tube. The fiber optic cable transmits illumination light from its proximal end to its distal end and transmits an image from its distal end to its proximal end. In one embodiment, two or more steering cables are used, and the catheter tube is configured to have greater flexibility near its distal end than its proximal end so as to concentrate the movement (flexing) of the catheter tube at its distal end. The use of two or more steering cables, together with the catheter tube having varying flexibility, permit better control of the distal end of the catheter tube while reducing undue twisting of the remainder of the catheter tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2004
    Publication date: February 9, 2006
    Inventors: Michael Boutillette, David Graves, M. Richardson, David Freed, Paul Scopton
  • Publication number: 20060019073
    Abstract: A multiple-layer, laminated display having an adhesive layer for adhering the display to a support surface, a base layer, a printing layer defining an image applied to the base layer, and a doming cover applied over the printing layer to form a three-dimensional surface that can heal itself if scratched or indented, while safeguarding the quality of the underlying printing layer and image. The adhesive layer, base layer, printing layer and doming cover are overlaid in registration with each other to form a unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2005
    Publication date: January 26, 2006
    Applicant: NMOTION LLC
    Inventors: J. Kinley, James Carter, David Graves
  • Publication number: 20050234683
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method and an apparatus for automatic verification of a machine-readable map of networked devices. In one method embodiment, the present invention accesses a machine-readable map. Additionally, validation rules are accessed in a machine-readable format. A validation step is performed, wherein the validation step comprises comparing the validation rules in machine-readable format with the machine-readable map. A report of a result of the validation step is then generated. In so doing, a verification of a machine-readable map of networked devices occurs automatically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Publication date: October 20, 2005
    Inventors: David Graves, Parvathi Nair, Margaret Bertsch
  • Publication number: 20050234682
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method and an apparatus for automatic verification of a machine-readable map of networked devices. In one method embodiment, the present invention accesses a machine-readable map. Additionally, validation rules are accessed in a machine-readable format. A validation step is performed, wherein the validation step comprises comparing the validation rules in machine-readable format with the machine-readable map. A report of a result of the validation step is then generated. In so doing, a verification of a machine-readable map of networked devices occurs automatically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2004
    Publication date: October 20, 2005
    Inventors: David Graves, Parvathi Nair, Margaret Bertsch