Patents by Inventor David N. Jones

David N. Jones 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: 11374873
    Abstract: Commitments against various resources can be dynamically adjusted for customers in a shared-resource environment. A customer can provision a data volume with a committed rate of Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) and pay only for that commitment (plus any overage), for example, as well as the amount of storage requested. The customer can subsequently adjust the committed rate of IOPS by submitting an appropriate request, or the rate can be adjusted automatically based on any of a number of criteria. Data volumes for the customer can be migrated, split, or combined in order to provide the adjusted rate. The interaction of the customer with the data volume does not need to change, independent of adjustments in rate or changes in the data volume, other than the rate at which requests are processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tate Andrew Certain, Roland Paterson-Jones, James R. Hamilton, Sachin Jain, Matthew S. Garman, David N. Sunderland, Danny Wei, Fiorenzo Cattaneo
  • Patent number: 10614516
    Abstract: Foreclosure auction information received from each of a plurality of sources of such information via respective Internet bots, manual updates, or other sources, is used to populate a database according to a predefined schema and ruleset. The database is updated in near real time (from any or all of the datasources), and actionable auction information that meets user-determined criteria for accuracy, timeliness and/or relevancy is extracted from the database and presented for use by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: STRATEGIC ACQUISITIONS, INC.
    Inventor: David N. Jones
  • Publication number: 20180053251
    Abstract: Foreclosure auction information received from each of a plurality of sources of such information via respective Internet bots, manual updates, or other sources, is used to populate a database according to a predefined schema and ruleset. The database is updated in near real time (from any or all of the datasources), and actionable auction information that meets user-determined criteria for accuracy, timeliness and/or relevancy is extracted from the database and presented for use by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventor: David N. JONES
  • Patent number: 9805414
    Abstract: Foreclosure auction information received from each of a plurality of sources of such information via respective Internet bots, manual updates, or other sources, is used to populate a database according to a predefined schema and ruleset. The database is updated in near real time (from any or all of the datasources), and actionable auction information that meets user-determined criteria for accuracy, timeliness and/or relevancy is extracted from the database and presented for use by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: STRATEGIC ACQUISITIONS, INC.
    Inventor: David N. Jones
  • Publication number: 20150348181
    Abstract: Foreclosure auction information received from each of a plurality of sources of such information via respective Internet bots, manual updates, or other sources, is used to populate a database according to a predefined schema and ruleset. The database is updated in near real time (from any or all of the datasources), and actionable auction information that meets user-determined criteria for accuracy, timeliness and/or relevancy is extracted from the database and presented for use by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventor: David N. JONES
  • Patent number: 9135656
    Abstract: Foreclosure auction information received from each of a plurality of sources of such information via respective Internet bots, manual updates, or other sources, is used to populate a database according to a predefined schema and ruleset. The database is updated in near real time (from any or all of the datasources), and actionable auction information that meets user-determined criteria for accuracy, timeliness and/or relevancy is extracted from the database and presented for use by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: STRATEGIC ACQUISITIONS, INC.
    Inventor: David N. Jones
  • Publication number: 20130054513
    Abstract: Foreclosure auction information received from each of a plurality of sources of such information via respective Internet bots, manual updates, or other sources, is used to populate a database according to a predefined schema and ruleset. The database is updated in near real time (from any or all of the datasources), and actionable auction information that meets user-determined criteria for accuracy, timeliness and/or relevancy is extracted from the database and presented for use by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: David N. Jones
  • Publication number: 20080168350
    Abstract: A user's recorded voice and/or image is played back in the context of a scene from a pre-recorded movie such that it replaces an actor's recorded voice and/or image of the pre-recorded movie, thus giving the illusion that the user is participating in the scene. The replacement may occur in real time (without storing the user-generated audio/video information), for example as the movie is playing to an audience or to the user, or using a stored version of the user-generated content. Script notes and/or subtitles may be provided to the user so that he can better understand the scene and thereby more accurately emulate the movie character which he will personify.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2008
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventor: David N. Jones
  • Patent number: 6816604
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention is a method for locating an unexposed region of film. The method includes the step of illuminating film with a light source while the film has developing chemical applied thereto, the film comprising at least two edges along an x direction perpendicular to a y direction parallel to a surface of the film. The method also includes the step of identifying an unexposed region of the film as a region containing ones of a first plurality of columns of the film, the columns disposed generally in the y direction and captured using at least one sensor operable to capture light reflected from the film, and wherein a representative value for each of the ones of first plurality of columns exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Robert S. Young, Jr., Richard D. Ball, Marc C. Digby, David N. Jones, Philip E. Cannata
  • Publication number: 20030153872
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for volumetric micro-liter infusion of therapeutic liquids. This portable pump system remains unobtrusive and less restrictive of patient ambulation and orientation. The present invention includes expendables, the disposability of which facilitates safe reuse of more expensive portions and is sufficiently simple for use in a home care environment. It may be designed to incorporate real-time, interactive or remote monitoring and regulation and visual or audible indication of system pressures, chemical balances and other important variables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2001
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Inventors: Howard M. C. Tanner, Stephen R. Topaz, Royce Herbst, David N. Jones
  • Publication number: 20020062105
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for volumetric micro-liter infusion of therapeutic liquids. This portable pump system remains unobtrusive and less restrictive of patient ambulation and orientation. The present invention includes expendables, the disposability of which facilitates safe reuse of more expensive portions and is sufficiently simple for use in a home care environment. It may be designed to incorporate real-time, interactive or remote monitoring and regulation and visual or audible indication of system pressures, chemical balances and other important variables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2001
    Publication date: May 23, 2002
    Inventors: Howard M. C. Tanner, Stephen R. Topaz, Royce Herbst, David N. Jones
  • Publication number: 20010053286
    Abstract: A system and method for converting from a digital film development system color space to a standard color space using a lookup table divided into a polyhedron. In one exemplary embodiment, back, front, and through image data is obtained from the digital film development system by recording light reflected from and transmitted through a developing film. For each pixel in the data, a lookup table is consulted to determine a mapping between the back, front, through data and standard color space values. The lookup table datapoints are divided into polyhedrons and it is determined which polyhedron matches the pixel. Then, from this polyhedron, a standard color space value can be interpolated, extrapolated, or otherwise calculated, or chosen directly from the table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2001
    Publication date: December 20, 2001
    Inventors: Phillip E. Cannata, David N. Jones
  • Publication number: 20010048766
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention is a method for improving the quality of image data. The method comprises the step of identifying a reference feature whose characteristics are invariant as the film develops. The method also comprises the step of adjusting image data in response to the reference feature, where the image data and the reference feature captured from the film while the film has developing chemical applied thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Publication date: December 6, 2001
    Inventors: Robert S. Young,Jr, Richard D. Ball, Marc C. Digby, David N. Jones, Philip E. Cannata
  • Publication number: 20010036296
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention is a method for locating an unexposed region of film. The method includes the step of illuminating film with a light source while the film has developing chemical applied thereto, the film comprising at least two edges along an x direction perpendicular to a y direction parallel to a surface of the film. The method also includes the step of identifying an unexposed region of the film as a region containing ones of a first plurality of columns of the film, the columns disposed generally in the y direction and captured using at least one sensor operable to capture light reflected from the film, and wherein a representative value for each of the ones of first plurality of columns exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Publication date: November 1, 2001
    Inventors: Robert S. Young, Richard D. Ball, Marc C. Digby, David N. Jones, Philip E. Cannata
  • Patent number: 6175422
    Abstract: A method and process for computer-controlled manufacture of three-dimensional objects involves dispensing a layer of a first material, such as a liquid, insoluble material onto a platform at predetermined locations corresponding to a cross-section of the object, which then hardens. A second medium, preferably water soluble, is then sprayed onto this layer to thereby encapsulate the hardened insoluble media. The uppermost surface of this encapsulant is planned, thus removing a portion of the encapsulant to expose the underlying insoluble material for new pattern deposition. After the resulting planing residue is removed, another layer of liquid, insoluble media is dispensed onto the planned surface. The insoluble media can be of any color and may vary from layer to layer, and from location within a layer to location with a layer. These steps are repeated, until the desired three-dimensional object, surrounded by a mold, is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven M. Penn, David N. Jones, Michael E. Embree
  • Patent number: 6169605
    Abstract: A method and process for computer-controlled manufacture of three-dimensional objects involves dispensing a layer of a first material, such as a liquid, insoluble material onto a platform at predetermined locations corresponding to a cross-section of the object, which then hardens. A second medium, preferably water soluble, is then sprayed onto this layer to thereby encapsulate the hardened insoluble media. The uppermost surface of this encapsulant is planarized, if necessary, for example by way of a mill cutter, knife, roller or thermal bar, thus removing a portion of the encapsulant to expose the underlying insoluble material for new pattern deposition. The dispensing of the first and second materials, and the planarization, may be performed in a single pass by an integrated printhead. After the resulting planing residue is removed, another layer of liquid, insoluble medium is dispensed onto the planed surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven M. Penn, David N. Jones, Michael E. Embree
  • Patent number: 5635522
    Abstract: A suppression of the human immune system is accomplished by administering to the person an effective amount of a non-toxic thioheterocycle compound having the formula ##STR1## wherein R1 is a heterocycle ring system, R2 is a hydrogen, alkyl or aryl group, and R3 is a hydrogen, alkyl, aryl or nitroaryl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Assignee: The University of Sheffield
    Inventors: David N. Jones, John L. Maddocks
  • Patent number: 5594652
    Abstract: An object produces from a computer data base by representing the object in the data base as a solid voxels surrounded by support voxels within a volume. The data base representation of the object as the solid voxels is converted to a data base representation of the object as a shell of solid voxels surrounding filler support voxels, and the object from said converted data base representation is constructed in a layerwise fashion. A first material is dispensed in liquid form at selected locations of a target surface, and the selected locations correspond to the shell locations of a cross-section of an object. The first material solidifies after being dispensed; a second material is applied at locations of said target surface other than the shell locations at which the first material is dispensed, to form another target surface. The dispensing and applying is repeated to form an object comprising a shell of the first material surrounding said second material, and surrounded by the second material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven M. Penn, David N. Jones, Michael E. Embree
  • Patent number: 5514697
    Abstract: A compound with immunosuppressive properties having formula (I), in which R.sup.1 represents a heterocyclic ring system, a combined heterocyclic ring system and homocyclic ring system, or an ethoxycarbonylmethyl group. R.sup.2 and R.sup.3 represent hydrogen or lower alkyl groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Assignee: The University of Sheffield
    Inventors: David N. Jones, John L. Maddocks
  • Patent number: 5300519
    Abstract: A compound with immunosuppressive properties having formula (I), in which R.sup.1 represents a heterocyclic ring system, a combined heterocyclic ring system and homocyclic ring system, or an ethoxycarbonylmethyl group. R.sup.2 and R.sup.3 represent hydrogen or lower alkyl groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Assignee: The University of Sheffield
    Inventors: David N. Jones, John L. Maddocks