Patents by Inventor David Ward

David Ward 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: 20230025877
    Abstract: Example embodiments involve a metrics collection system for collecting software usage metrics from one or more client devices at deployments. A computer, such as a server configured to execute the metrics collection system, collects software usage metrics (e.g., as a metrics submission from a client device) of the software product at the deployment, identifies a metrics type of the software usage metrics collected, assigns the software usage metrics to a metrics category, and calculates and updates a metrics score of the metrics category, based on the software usage metrics collected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Cody Moore, Yiwei Gao, Andrew Colombi, David Karesh, William Ward, Alexander Ince-Cushman, Mohammad Bukhari, Daniel Kozlowski, Jason Richardson
  • Patent number: 11534325
    Abstract: A method for anal or stomal irrigation includes providing an irrigation system to a user and instructing the user to operate the system to expel the irrigating liquid from a catheter tip. The irrigation pressure is controlled with the control system in response to input from a sensor such that a pressure at the catheter tip approaches a predetermined threshold pressure value without exceeding the predetermined pressure value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Niels Hvid, Richard Morgan Hickmott, Rasmus Nielsen, Luigi Ravasio, David Ward, Henrik Bay
  • Patent number: 11523661
    Abstract: An article of cleated footwear includes an outsole plate and an upper. The outsole plate includes a rigid first member and a second rigid member. The first rigid member extends substantially along the length of the outsole, and the rigid second member is attached to the first member. The first member and/or the second member has a ground-engaging profile. The upper is attached to the first member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: ADIDAS AG
    Inventors: Nicholas Karl Schiller, Florian Fleischer, Stefan Jürgen Schneider, David Artner, Adrien Francois Michel Noirhomme, Richard Ward, Philipp Alexander Hagel
  • Patent number: 11525093
    Abstract: Direct steam injection (DSI) heating techniques can use a heater to heat a process stream in bitumen froth treatment. The DSI heater can include a diffuser with multiple side-by-side rows of outlets perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the diffuser, and a piston plug that moves axially within the diffuser to selectively cover rows of outlets to vary steam injection. The piston plug has first and second annular seals and is moved between different axial positions in a stepwise fashion such that when one or more rows of outlets are completely covered, the first annular seal is located in between adjacent rows and the second annular seal abuts against the diffuser to inhibit passage of steam so as to prevent cavitation. The DSI heater can include various other features, such as particular seal unit constructions and diffuser outlet configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: FORT HILLS ENERGY L.P.
    Inventors: Shane Elligson, Siddharth Gupta, Juan Bavaresco, Shawn Van Der Merwe, Jaime Ward, Theunis Venter, David Buckingham
  • Patent number: 11509650
    Abstract: Methods and systems for mapping a sharable resource using a one-time password are disclosed. An identifier included in a set of provided credentials uniquely associates the one-time password with an executable within a computing environment that hosts the sharable resource. When credentials are received in association with a mapping request, it is determined whether a supplied username corresponds to a user authorized to access the sharable resource and whether a representation of a supplied password received in association with the mapping request matches a representation of the one-time password. Validating the mapping request provides access to the sharable resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Ward Beale, Anthony P. Matyok, Clark C. Kogen, David Strong
  • Publication number: 20220361956
    Abstract: Techniques and technologies for guiding medical instruments during medical procedures using real-time imaging technologies are disclosed. A representative apparatus includes a medical instrument, an imaging system, a stage assembly, and a control system. The medical instrument includes an elongated portion configured to be inserted into a body portion and having an optical fiber that includes a tip portion that is extendable beyond a distal end of the elongated portion. The imaging system provides a sampling energy that is emitted from the tip portion. The stage assembly actuates the tip portion to perform scanning of one or more tissues with the sampling energy. The imaging system receives a reflected energy, providing a plurality of one-dimensional arrays of intensity values of the reflected energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: David B. Smith, Rachel Ward Rohlen, Rida T. Farouki, Jack R. Swett
  • Publication number: 20220368636
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an offload platform is an compute platform, adjunct to a router or other packet switching device, that performs packet processing operations including determining an egress forwarding value corresponding to the next-hop node of the packet switching device to which to send an offload-platform processed packet. The offload platform downloads forwarding information from the router, and augments it, such as, but not limited to, representing interfaces of the router as identifiable virtual interface(s) on the offload platform, and including each of one or more next-hop nodes of the router represented as an identifiable virtual adjacency and identifiable tunnel (e.g., identified by the egress forwarding value). In one embodiment, the egress forwarding value is an Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) label or Segment Routing Identifier. The router identifies packets of certain packet flows to send to the adjunct offload platform, rather than processing per its routing information base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Ijsbrand Wijnands, Neale David Raymond Ranns, David Delano Ward, David Richard Barach
  • Patent number: 11494170
    Abstract: A proxy compiler may be used within a native execution environment to enable execution of non-native instructions from a non-native execution environment as if being performed within the native execution environment. In particular, the proxy compiler coordinates creation of a native executable that is uniquely tied to a particular non-native image at the time of creation of the non-native image. This allows a trusted relationship between the native executable and the non-native image, while avoiding a requirement of compilation/translation of the non-native instructions for execution directly within the native execution environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Ward Beale, Anthony P. Matyok, Clark C. Kogen, David Strong
  • Publication number: 20220341275
    Abstract: A connector assembly for multiple components includes a dog having an engagement feature configured to engage a first component while the dog is in a locked position. The connector assembly also includes a lock ring disposed about the dog along a circumferential axis of the connector assembly. One of the dog or the lock ring includes a cam surface, the other of the dog or the lock ring includes a driver, and the driver is configured to move along the cam surface in response to rotation of the lock ring and/or the dog along the circumferential axis to drive the dog to the locked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventors: Jonathan Mark Frankland, Scott Ward, David Gwyn, Sean Ainsworth
  • Patent number: 11471015
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus is described including a housing supporting a suction source, a dirt collection container, and a cyclonic separation device for separating dirt from the airflow passing through the apparatus. The apparatus further includes a ducting member having an inlet in communication with an outlet from the cyclonic separation device and an outlet in communication with a passage leading to the suction source. The ducting member is removably connected to the housing or the dirt collection container and is rotatably moveable between locked and unlocked positions, and rotational movement of the ducting member from its unlocked position to its locked position aligns the outlet of the ducting member with the passage leading to the suction source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventors: Matthew James Ward, Richard David Waters, Guy Lawrence Newsom, Darren David Holmes, Steven James Rogers
  • Patent number: 11447767
    Abstract: Disrupting a biological cell includes freezing, boiling or perhaps alternately freezing and boiling material containing the biological cell using a thermoelectric cell with a working face, and a base face whereof is contiguous with a heat source/sink at a substantially constant temperature. Apparatus for the disruption process includes a peltier cell, a base face, which is flexibly attached to a heat source/sink held at a constant temperature, and a working face contiguous with a reaction vessel or holder thereof. Reversal of the voltage in the peltier cell enables the working face alternately to reach below freezing and above boiling temperatures, and/or with use of a resistive wire on the vessel or holder for heating, with the TEC used purely for cooling. The materials of the base face tend to inhibit disintegration of the peltier cell brought about by expansion and contraction by heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: BG RESEARCH LTD
    Inventors: Nelson Nazareth, David Ward, David Edge
  • Patent number: 11444854
    Abstract: Example embodiments involve a metrics collection system for collecting software usage metrics from one or more client devices at deployments. A computer, such as a server configured to execute the metrics collection system, collects software usage metrics (e.g., as a metrics submission from a client device) of the software product at the deployment, identifies a metrics type of the software usage metrics collected, assigns the software usage metrics to a metrics category, and calculates and updates a metrics score of the metrics category, based on the software usage metrics collected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Cody Moore, Yiwei Gao, Andrew Colombi, David Karesh, William Ward, Alexander Ince-Cushman, Mohammad Bukhari, Daniel Kozlowski, Jason Richardson
  • Publication number: 20220283808
    Abstract: A system and method for the storage, within one or more virtual execution context registers, tracing information indicative of process/code flow within a processor system. This stored information can include a time stamp, information indicative of where the instruction pointer of the system was pointing prior to any process discontinuity, information indicative of where the instruction pointer of the system was pointing after any process discontinuity, and the number of times a specific instruction or sub-process is executed during a particular process. The data collected and stored can be utilized within such a system for the identification and analysis of processing hot-spots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Ward Beale, David Strong
  • Publication number: 20220283838
    Abstract: A system and method for virtual processor customization based upon the particular workload placed upon the virtual processor by one or more execution contexts within a given program or process. The customization serves to optimize the virtual processor architecture based upon a determination as to the size and/or type or virtual execution registers optimally suited for supporting a given execution context. This results in a time-variant processor architecture which not only provides optimized computational attributes, but also affords a high degree of inherent process security.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Ward Beale, David Strong
  • Publication number: 20220283812
    Abstract: A system and method for the provision of a shared register within a virtual processor base/virtual execution context arrangement. The disclosed arrangement utilizes chiplets comprising core logic and defined instruction sets. The chiplets are adapted to operate in conjunction with one or more active execution contexts to enable the execution of particular processes. In particular, the shared register space is created within the same physical memory utilized to supports execution contexts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Ward Beale, David Strong
  • Publication number: 20220283807
    Abstract: A system and method for the storage, within one or more virtual execution context registers, execution tracing information indicative of process/code flow within a processor system. This stored information can include a time stamp, information indicative of where the instruction pointer of the system was pointing prior to any process discontinuity, information indicative of where the instruction pointer of the system was pointing after any process discontinuity, and the number of times a specific instruction or sub-process is executed during a particular process. The data collected and stored can be utilized within such a system for the identification and analysis of code interrupts and profile-guided optimization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Ward Beale, David Strong
  • Publication number: 20220283815
    Abstract: A system and method for a virtual processor base/virtual execution context arrangement. The disclosed arrangement utilizes chiplets comprising core logic and defined instruction sets. The chiplets are adapted to operate in conjunction with one or more active execution contexts to enable the execution of particular processes. In particular, the defined instruction sets includes a instructions for processor debugging. The system and method support the compartmentalization of such debugging instructions so as to provide enhanced processor and process security.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Ward Beale, David Strong
  • Publication number: 20220284093
    Abstract: A system and method for the storage within one or more virtual execution context registers private code representative of processes or other information requiring an enhanced degree of security. The storage of the private code can be performed as a function of the type of code or in response to one or more markers embedded within the code. The time-variant nature of the virtual execution context registers affords a high degree of inherent security for the private code data stored within.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: Unisys Corportion
    Inventors: Andrew Ward Beale, David Strong
  • Publication number: 20220283817
    Abstract: A system and method for virtual processor customization based upon the particular workload placed upon the virtual processor by one or more execution contexts within a given program or process. The customization serves to optimize the virtual processor architecture based upon a determination as to the size and/or type or virtual execution registers optimally suited for supporting a given execution context. This results in a time-variant processor architecture comprised of a virtual processor base and a virtual execution context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Ward Beale, David Strong
  • Patent number: 11422311
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to fiber optic connection systems including fiber optic connector having retractable noses for protecting bare fiber ends of ferrule-less connectors. In certain examples, the retractable noses are used in combination with protective shutters. In other examples, the retractable noses can accommodate multiple optical fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignees: CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA, CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Danny Willy August Verheyden, Marc Eugène Willem Bervoets, Robert Charles Flaig, Randall Bobby Paul, Michael Ward Zitsch, David Donald Erdman, Gregory J. Schaible