Patents by Inventor David Hopkins

David Hopkins 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: 10296676
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tuning an impedance matching network in a step-wise fashion are described. By tuning the impedance matching network in a step-wise fashion instead of directly to achieve optimum values of a radio frequency (RF) and a combined variable capacitance, processing of a wafer using the tuned optimal values becomes feasible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Arthur M. Howald, John C. Valcore, Jr., Andrew Fong, David Hopkins
  • Publication number: 20190144433
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a compound of formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof: Also disclosed herein are uses of a compound disclosed herein in the potential treatment or prevention of an IDO-associated disease or disorder. Also disclosed herein are compositions comprising a compound disclosed herein. Further disclosed herein are uses of a composition in the potential treatment or prevention of an IDO-associated disease or disorder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Yongxin Han, Abdelghani Achab, Yongqi Deng, Xavier Fradera, Craig Gibeau, Brett A. Hopkins, Derun Li, Kun Liu, Meredeth A. McGowan, Nunzio Sciammetta, David Sloman, Catherine White, Hongjun Zhang, Hua Zhou
  • Patent number: 10285005
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a non-volatile machine-readable medium storing a program, a system and method for enabling proximity-based, peer-to-peer sharing of media in which a first device having a wireless communication surrounding the device detects other wireless devices within the region. Communication connections are formed between the wireless devices and a list of the authenticated connections is maintained. Without input from a user, media is shared between the individual devices on the authenticated connections list and a remote server, subject to permissions pre-set by the individual devices. Devices not included in the list of authenticated connections are blocked from accessing the media. Access to the media is available for a period of time, after which time access to the media is blocked for all devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Aircam Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Rifkin, Evan Rifkin, Steve Lackenby, Alex Pronin, David Hopkins
  • Patent number: 10285004
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a system and method for enabling access to media. The method includes receiving media and a media location indicating a location from which the media was shared, storing the media in conjunction with a geofence area defined by the media location plus a pre-determined area around the media location, receiving a request for any media from a device along with a device location indicating a location of the device making the request, and comparing the device location with the geofence area and, when the device location is within the geofence area, providing access to the media, and when the device location is outside of the geofence area, denying access to the media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: Evan Rifkin, David Hopkins, Ryan Rifkin
  • Patent number: 10276350
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tuning an impedance matching network in a step-wise fashion for each state transition are described. By tuning the impedance matching network in a step-wise fashion for each state transition instead of directly achieving an optimal value of a combined variable capacitance for each state, processing of a wafer using the tuned optimal values becomes feasible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Arthur M. Howald, John C. Valcore, Jr., Andrew Fong, David Hopkins
  • Publication number: 20190115308
    Abstract: Distributions of on-chip inductors for monolithic voltage regulation are described. On-chip voltage regulation may be provided by integrated voltage regulators (IVRs), such as a buck converter with integrated inductors. On-chip inductors may be placed to ensure optimal voltage regulation for high power density applications. With this technology, integrated circuits may have many independent voltage domains for fine-grained dynamic voltage and frequency scaling that allows for higher overall power efficiency for the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Henry Soltau Dayringer, Anatoly Yakovlev, Ji Eun Jang, Hesam Fathi Moghadam, David Hopkins
  • Publication number: 20190082293
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a non-volatile machine-readable medium storing a program, a system and method for enabling proximity-based, peer-to-peer sharing of media in which a first device having a wireless communication surrounding the device detects other wireless devices within the region. Communication connections are formed between the wireless devices and a list of the authenticated connections is maintained. Without input from a user, media is shared between the individual devices on the authenticated connections list and a remote server, subject to permissions pre-set by the individual devices. Devices not included in the list of authenticated connections are blocked from accessing the media. Access to the media is available for a period of time, after which time access to the media is blocked for all devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Ryan RIFKIN, Evan RIFKIN, Steve Lackenby, Alex Pronin, David Hopkins
  • Publication number: 20190082290
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a system and method for enabling access to media. The method includes receiving media and a media location indicating a location from which the media was shared, storing the media in conjunction with a geofence area defined by the media location plus a pre-determined area around the media location, receiving a request for any media from a device along with a device location indicating a location of the device making the request, and comparing the device location with the geofence area and, when the device location is within the geofence area, providing access to the media, and when the device location is outside of the geofence area, denying access to the media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Evan Rifkin, David Hopkins, Ryan Rifkin
  • Publication number: 20190068480
    Abstract: Managing connections for execution of a client software application. A client software application is analyzed before execution of the application using code analysis and, optionally non-functional metadata analysis, of the application to determine one or more classifications of operations of the application. A mapping of application operation classifications to server characteristics suited to the application operation classifications is maintained. Multiple servers currently available to process at least a portion of the client software application may be monitored, and each of the multiple servers may be characterized according to their performance and resources. The classifications of operations of the analyzed application may be compared to the characteristics of the multiple servers currently available using the mapping, and a server may be selected based on the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Graham David Hopkins, Timothy Jonathan Quigly, Luke David Charles Saker, Craig H. Stirling, Matthew B. White
  • Patent number: 10172133
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products are provided for managing access of mobile stations to a plurality of wireless carriers. For example, in one embodiment, a central system can provide configuration files to mobile stations. The mobile stations can use the configuration files to access a plurality of different wireless carriers, with the different wireless carriers potentially implementing distinct technologies and communication standards and protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventors: David Hopkins, Joseph Burdick
  • Patent number: 10154374
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a system and method for enabling proximity-based, peer-to-peer sharing of media in which a first device having a wireless communication surrounding the device detects other wireless devices within the region. Communication connections are formed between the wireless devices and a list of the connections is maintained. Without input from a user, media is shared between the individual devices on the connections list and between the individual devices on the connections list and a remote server. Devices not included in the list of connections are blocked from accessing the media. Access to the media is available for a pre-determined period of time, after which time access to the media is blocked for all devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Aircam Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Rifkin, Evan Rifkin, Steve Lackenby, Alex Pronin, David Hopkins
  • Patent number: 10129130
    Abstract: Managing connections for execution of a client software application. A client software application is analyzed before execution of the application using code analysis and, optionally non-functional metadata analysis, of the application to determine one or more classifications of operations of the application. A mapping of application operation classifications to server characteristics suited to the application operation classifications is maintained. Multiple servers currently available to process at least a portion of the client software application may be monitored, and each of the multiple servers may be characterized according to their performance and resources. The classifications of operations of the analyzed application may be compared to the characteristics of the multiple servers currently available using the mapping, and a server may be selected based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Graham David Hopkins, Timothy Jonathan Quigly, Luke David Charles Saker, Craig H. Stirling, Matthew B. White
  • Publication number: 20180302745
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a system and method for enabling proximity-based, peer-to-peer sharing of media in which a first device having a wireless communication surrounding the device detects other wireless devices within the region. Communication connections are formed between the wireless devices and a list of the connections is maintained. Without input from a user, media is shared between the individual devices on the connections list and between the individual devices on the connections list and a remote server. Devices not included in the list of connections are blocked from accessing the media. Access to the media is available for a pre-determined period of time, after which time access to the media is blocked for all devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Ryan RIFKIN, Evan RIFKIN, Steve Lackenby, Alex Pronin, David Hopkins
  • Patent number: 9961493
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a system and method for enabling access to media. The method includes receiving media and a media location indicating a location from which the media was shared, storing the media in conjunction with a geofence area defined by the media location plus a pre-determined area around the media location, receiving a request for any media from a device along with a device location indicating a location of the device making the request, and comparing the device location with the geofence area and, when the device location is within the geofence area, providing access to the media, and when the device location is outside of the geofence area, denying access to the media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Aircam Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Rifkin, David Hopkins, Ryan Rifkin
  • Publication number: 20170294293
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tuning an impedance matching network in a step-wise fashion for each state are described. By tuning the impedance matching network in a step-wise fashion for each state instead of directly achieving optimum values of a radio frequency (RF) for each state and directly achieving an optimal value of a combined variable capacitance for each state, processing of a wafer using the tuned optimal values becomes feasible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Arthur M. Howald, John C. Valcore, JR., Andrew Fong, David Hopkins
  • Publication number: 20170272349
    Abstract: Managing connections for execution of a client software application. A client software application is analyzed before execution of the application using code analysis and, optionally non-functional metadata analysis, of the application to determine one or more classifications of operations of the application. A mapping of application operation classifications to server characteristics suited to the application operation classifications is maintained. Multiple servers currently available to process at least a portion of the client software application may be monitored, and each of the multiple servers may be characterized according to their performance and resources. The classifications of operations of the analyzed application may be compared to the characteristics of the multiple servers currently available using the mapping, and a server may be selected based on the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Graham David Hopkins, Timothy Jonathan Quigly, Luke David Charles Saker, Craig H. Stirling, Matthew B. White
  • Patent number: 9727606
    Abstract: Techniques are described for performing filter and project operations. In an embodiment, a set of predicates that specify criteria for filtering results to a query is received. Based on a particular predicate of the set of predicates, a predicate result for at least one portion of a particular column is generated. The predicate result identifies rows within the first column that satisfy the particular predicate. Rows are selected and returned as results to the query based at least in part on the predicate result. In an embodiment, the predicate result is a bitvector where each bit of the bitvector corresponds to a particular row within the particular column and identify whether the particular row satisfies the particular predicate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Justin Schauer, Philip Amberg, Robert David Hopkins, II, Jon Lexau
  • Patent number: 9711332
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tuning an impedance matching network in a step-wise fashion for each state are described. By tuning the impedance matching network in a step-wise fashion for each state instead of directly achieving optimum values of a radio frequency (RF) for each state and directly achieving an optimal value of a combined variable capacitance for each state, processing of a wafer using the tuned optimal values becomes feasible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Arthur M. Howald, John C. Valcore, Jr., Andrew Fong, David Hopkins
  • Publication number: 20170191756
    Abstract: A hand-portable drying apparatus and method for use in a damp or waterlogged room, the apparatus including a housing having a carrying handle, the housing containing first and second airflow ducts arranged generally parallel to each other and having respective air inlet and air outlet ends, the apparatus further including means to force air through the ducts and to selectively heat it in at least one of the ducts, and valve means within the housing to selectively direct air from the first duct to the second duct whereby to move air from within the room received by the first duct back to the room via the second duct or to expel air from the room via the first duct to outside the room and draw in fresh air from outside the room via the second duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Jonathan JAYNE, Pawel Tomasz TUREK, Ashley Charles NORMAN, Richard Ralph HALSTEAD, Ian David HOPKIN
  • Publication number: 20170181072
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products are provided for managing access of mobile stations to a plurality of wireless carriers. For example, in one embodiment, a central system can provide configuration files to mobile stations. The mobile stations can use the configuration files to access a plurality of different wireless carriers, with the different wireless carriers potentially implementing distinct technologies and communication standards and protocols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: David Hopkins, Joseph Burdick