Patents by Inventor Gregory S. Brown

Gregory S. Brown 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: 10704722
    Abstract: A push to connect fitting assembly includes first and second fitting components joined to define an interior cavity, a seal device, a retainer, and a biasing member. The seal device is disposed in the interior cavity, and forms a seal between one of the first and second fitting components and an outer surface of a conduit end when the conduit end is inserted into the outboard end of the first fitting component. The retainer is assembled with at least one of the first and second fitting components, and includes a gripping portion that grips the inserted conduit end. The biasing member is axially disposed between the retainer and the seal device, the biasing member applying a first axial load to the retainer to produce a gripping force between the gripping portion and the inserted conduit end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SWAGELLOK COMPANY
    Inventors: Peter C. Williams, Cal R. Brown, James E. Gotch, Connor M. Dorony, Stephen J. Zaborszki, Douglas J. McClure, Douglas S. Welch, Gregory S. Kalata, Ronald P. Campbell
  • Publication number: 20200182383
    Abstract: A fitting includes a first threaded fitting component, a second threaded fitting component that threadably joins with the first fitting component to produce relative axial stroke between the first and second fitting components, and a conduit gripping device receivable between the first and second fitting component. When the fitting is pulled-up on a conduit, a radially outward facing tapered first annular surface of the first fitting component axially engages a radially inward facing tapered second annular surface of the second fitting component. At least one of the first and second annular surfaces includes a recess extending from an inner diameter to an outer diameter of the corresponding annular surface, the recess defining a leak detection port in fluid communication with the fitting interior volume when the first annular surface is in axial engagement with the second annular surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Cal R. Brown, Peter C. Williams, Gregory S. Kalata, Douglas S. Welch, Ronald P. Campbell
  • Publication number: 20200173591
    Abstract: A push to connect fitting includes a body member adapted to receive a conduit end, a conduit comprising a first end that can be axially inserted into the body member and a conduit gripping device attached to an exterior surface of the conduit, and a retainer that retains the conduit in place when said conduit is fully inserted into the body member. Additional embodiments include providing a seal with the fitting that seals the exterior surface of the conduit, an optional load retaining sleeve for the conduit gripping device, and an optional gimbal. The push to connect aspect may be realized in the form of a single action unthreaded mechanical connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Peter C. Williams, Daniel G. Trivett, Mark A. Clason, Cal R. Brown, Douglas S. Welch, Ronald Hamilton, Douglas J. McClure, William J. Knaggs, Justin Hamilton, Benjamin Chan, Gregory S. Kalata
  • Patent number: 10648595
    Abstract: A preassembly for a conduit fitting includes an annular fitting component and a conduit gripping device. The annular fitting component has an interior wall extending along a central axis from an inboard end to an outboard end. The interior wall includes an inboard surface having a first diameter, an outboard surface having a second diameter smaller than the first diameter, and an intermediate surface recessed from the inboard surface by an outward facing inboard radial wall and recessed from the outboard surface by an inward facing outboard radial wall. The conduit gripping device is retained within the annular fitting component and includes a projection extending radially outward of an outer circumferential surface of the conduit gripping device, and axially toward an inboard end of the conduit gripping device, with an end portion of the projection being axially captured between the inboard radial wall and the outboard radial wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Swagelok Company
    Inventors: Peter C. Williams, Mark D. Bearer, Cal R. Brown, Stephen J. Zaborszki, Douglas S. Welch, Ronald P. Campbell, Gregory S. Kalata, Douglas J. McClure
  • Patent number: 10647717
    Abstract: The present invention provides for compounds of formula (I) wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, and R6 have any of the values defined in the specification, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, that are useful as agents in the treatment of diseases and conditions mediated and modulated by CFTR, including cystic fibrosis, Sjögren's syndrome, pancreatic insufficiency, chronic obstructive lung disease, and chronic obstructive airway disease. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions comprised of one or more compounds of formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: AbbVie S.á.r.l., Galapagos NV
    Inventors: Rhalid Akkari, Luke Jonathan Alvey, Xavier Marie Bock, Brian S. Brown, Pieter Isabelle Roger Claes, Marlon D. Cowart, Elsa De Lemos, Nicolas Desroy, Béranger Duthion, Gregory A. Gfesser, Romain Luc Marie Gosmini, Christopher Gaëtan Housseman, Koen Karel Jansen, Jianguo Ji, Philip R. Kym, Jean-Michel Lefrancois, Oscar Mammoliti, Christel Jeanne Marie Menet, Nuria Merayo Merayo, Gregory John Robert Newsome, Adeline Marie Elise Palisse, Sachin V. Patel, Matthieu Rafaël Pizzonero, Anurupa Shrestha, Elizabeth C. Swift, Steven Emiel Van der Plas, Xueqing Wang, Ann de Blieck
  • Patent number: 10642701
    Abstract: Methods and systems for releasing space on a secondary storage device for resynchronization are provided. A system for releasing space on a secondary storage device for resynchronization includes a suspension detection module that determines that the relationship between a primary computing device and a secondary computing device is suspended. The system also includes a relationship resumption module that determines that the relationship between the primary computing device and a secondary computing device is resumed. The system further includes an extent release module that directs the secondary computing device to release extents in a secondary storage device of the secondary computing device that correspond to free extents in a primary storage device of the primary computing device. Additionally, the system includes a synchronization module that synchronizes data stored on the secondary storage device and the primary storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Sanchez, Carol S. Mellgren, Theresa M. Brown, Gregory E. McBride, Nicolas M. Clayton
  • Publication number: 20200107532
    Abstract: A pest monitoring system generally includes a circuit, wherein the circuit is initially in a first impedance state that is configured to change to a second impedance state due to pest activity, wherein the second impedance state is lower than the first impedance state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: James W. AUSTIN, Cheryl Ann LEICHTER, Greggory Keith STOREY, Kenneth Scott BROWN, Gregory Kent THOMPSON, Thomas S. RANCOUR, II, Timothy Robert SLOPER
  • Patent number: 10606506
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for releasing space allocated to a space efficient target storage in a copy relationship with a source storage. Source and target copy relationships indicate source data in the source storage to copy to target data in the target storage. The source copy relationship indicates source data that need to be copied to the target data before being updated, and the target copy relationship indicates target data tracks updated with data copied from corresponding source data. An operation is initiated that results in terminating the source and target copy relationships. Space allocated to the target data for the source and target copy relationships is released in response to determining that the target storage comprises the space efficient storage. The source and target copy relationships are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Theresa M. Brown, Nicolas M. Clayton, Nedlaya Y. Francisco, Suguang Li, Mark L. Lipets, Gregory E. McBride, Carol S. Mellgren, Raul E. Saba
  • Publication number: 20200081629
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for performing a recovery copy command to restore a safeguarded copy backup to a production volume. In response to receiving a recovery copy command, a production target data structure is created. A read operation is received for data for a storage location. In response to determining that the data for the storage location is in a cache of a host and a generation number is greater than a recovery generation number, the data is read from the cache. In response to determining at least one of that the data for the storage location is not in the cache and that the generation number is not greater than the recovery generation number, the data is read from one of the production volume and a backup volume based on a value of an indicator for the storage location in the production target data structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Theresa M. Brown, Nedlaya Y. Francisco, Nicolas M. Clayton, Mark L. Lipets, Carol S. Mellgren, Gregory E. McBride, David Fei, Kevin Lin
  • Publication number: 20200081803
    Abstract: Methods and systems for releasing space on a secondary storage device for resynchronization are provided. A system for releasing space on a secondary storage device for resynchronization includes a suspension detection module that determines that the relationship between a primary computing device and a secondary computing device is suspended. The system also includes a relationship resumption module that determines that the relationship between the primary computing device and a secondary computing device is resumed. The system further includes an extent release module that directs the secondary computing device to release extents in a secondary storage device of the secondary computing device that correspond to free extents in a primary storage device of the primary computing device. Additionally, the system includes a synchronization module that synchronizes data stored on the secondary storage device and the primary storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Sanchez, Carol S. Mellgren, Theresa M. Brown, Gregory E. McBride, Nicolas M. Clayton
  • Publication number: 20200081793
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for performing a recovery copy command to create a recovery volume for a consistency group. In response to receiving a recovery copy command, a recovery copy data structure is created with indicators for storage locations and a recovery target data structure is created with indicators for storage locations. In response to receiving a write operation for a storage location to a cache on a host for a recovery volume, while the recovery copy command is being processed, it is determined that data is to be staged to the cache and, based on a value of an indicator in the recovery copy data structure for the storage location and a value of an indicator in the recovery target data structure for the storage location, the data is staged from one of the production volume, the recovery volume, and a backup volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory E. McBride, Nedlaya Y. Francisco, Theresa M. Brown, Nicolas M. Clayton, Carol S. Mellgren
  • Publication number: 20200081806
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for forming a consistency group comprised of volumes maintained by one or more storage controllers. At least one storage controller is caused to perform reservation operations for point-in-time copies of storage units to allocate storage resources and a data structure for a point-in-time copy. Upon successfully completing the reservation operations for all the point-in-time copies, Input/Output (I/O) operations to the storage units of the point-in-time copies are suspended. If I/O operations were successfully suspended at the storage units for all of the point-in-time copies, then suspension of I/O operations is ended I/O operations are allowed to continue at the storage units of the point-in-time copies. The point-in-time copies at the storage units are formed at which the suspension of I/O operations was ended after being successfully suspended. The point-in-time copies are consistent as of a same point-in-time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Theresa M. Brown, Nedlaya Y. Francisco, Gregory E. McBride, Carol S. Mellgren
  • Patent number: 10584820
    Abstract: A push to connect fitting includes a body member adapted to receive a conduit end, a conduit comprising a first end that can be axially inserted into the body member and a conduit gripping device attached to an exterior surface of the conduit, and a retainer that retains the conduit in place when said conduit is fully inserted into the body member. Additional embodiments include providing a seal with the fitting that seals the exterior surface of the conduit, an optional load retaining sleeve for the conduit gripping device, and an optional gimbal. The push to connect aspect may be realized in the form of a single action unthreaded mechanical connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SWAGELOK COMPANY
    Inventors: Peter C. Williams, Daniel G. Trivett, Mark A. Clason, Cal R. Brown, Douglas S. Welch, Ronald Hamilton, Douglas J. McClure, William J. Knaggs, Justin Hamilton, Benjamin Chan, Gregory S. Kalata
  • Patent number: 10584814
    Abstract: A fitting includes first and second fitting components adapted to be joined on a conduit to a first relative axial position to effect a seal between the conduit and a sealing element, sealing the conduit from a non-wetted fitting interior volume at least partially defined by the first and second fitting components. When the first and second fitting components are joined to the first relative axial position, first and second annular surfaces of the fitting axially engage, resulting in resistance to additional axial stroke of the first and second fitting components. At least one of the first and second annular surfaces includes a recess extending from an inner diameter to an outer diameter of the corresponding annular surface, and defining a leak detection port in fluid communication with the fitting interior volume when the first annular surface is in engagement with the second annular surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SWAGELOK COMPANY
    Inventors: Cal R. Brown, Peter C. Williams, Gregory S. Kalata, Douglas S. Welch, Ronald P. Campbell
  • Patent number: 10572507
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for improved point-in-time copying of data within an asynchronous data mirroring environment comprising: receiving a request to initiate an asynchronous data mirroring operation associated with a first point-in-time copying process; processing a first set of establish data to generate a point-in-time establish reservation, the first set of establish data associated with the first point-in-time copying process establish; using the point-in-time establish reservation to generate a second set of establish data if the second point-in-time copying process can be performed; using the second set of establish data to initiate a second point-in-time copying process; and, tracking establish operations in progress between the first point-in-time copying process and the second point-in-time copying process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Theresa M. Brown, Nicolas M. Clayton, Theodore T. Harris, Jr., Kevin J. Lin, Gregory E. McBride, Carol S. Mellgren, Matthew Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20200050371
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for processing a space release command when mirroring data at a source storage to a target storage. A space release command is received to free a release space in the source storage while transferring changed data in a consistency group. A determination is made as to whether a transfer time to transfer remaining consistency group data in the consistency group for the release space that has not been transferred exceeds a response time to process a space release command. The remaining consistency group data in the release space is transferred to the target storage in response to determining that the transfer time does not exceed the response time. The release space for the space release command is freed in response to transferring the consistency group data in the release space to the target storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Theresa M. Brown, Nicolas M. Clayton, Joshua J. Crawford, Gregory E. McBride, Carol S. Mellgren, Matthew J. Ward
  • Publication number: 20200034045
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for using a space release data structure to indicate tracks to release for a space release command to release space of tracks in a consistency group being formed. A space release command is received to free a release space of tracks in a source storage or target storage while transferring changed data in a consistency group to a target storage. A space release data structure is created indicating for each track of the tracks in the release space whether to release or not release the track. The space release data structure is initialized to indicate that each of the tracks is to be released. The tracks in the space release data structure are indicated to be released after the consistency group has completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Theresa M. Brown, Nicolas M. Clayton, Gregory E. McBride, Carol S. Mellgren, Matthew J. Ward
  • Patent number: 10545690
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for using a cascade flag to process a copy relationship having a backward cascade copy relationship. Each of a plurality of copy relationships indicates to copy source data to target data and has a cascade flag. The cascade flag for a forward copy relationship of the copy relationships is set to a first value in response to determining that the source data for the forward copy relationship comprises target data for a backward copy relationship and that a background copy operation specified to copy source data to target data of the backward copy relationship has not completed. The cascade flag for the forward copy relationship is set to a second value in response to determining that the backward copy relationship does not have an uncompleted background copy operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Theresa M. Brown, Nedlaya Y. Francisco, Suguang Li, Mark L. Lipets, Gregory E. McBride, Carol S. Mellgren, Raul E. Saba
  • Publication number: 20200015526
    Abstract: A garment panel includes a material that is configured to attach to an internal surface of a garment to form the garment panel, and that includes a front surface and a rear surface; and an opening in the material to permit genitalia of a user to be inserted through the opening and remain disposed in a space formed between the internal surface of the garment and the front surface of the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventor: Gregory S. Brown, SR.
  • Publication number: 20200019542
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for updating change information for current copy relationships when establishing a new copy relationship having overlapping data with the current copy relationships. A first copy relationship indicates changed first source data to copy to first target data. An establish request is processed to create a second copy relationship to copy second source data in to second target data. A second copy relationship is generated, in response to the establish request, indicating data in the second source data to copy to the second target data. A determination is made of overlapping data units in the first source data also in the second target data. Indication is made in the first copy relationship to copy the overlapping data units. The first source data indicated in the first copy relationship is copied to the first target data, including data for the overlapping data units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Theresa M. Brown, Nedlaya Y. Francisco, Suguang Li, Mark L. Lipets, Gregory E. McBride, Carol S. Mellgren, Raul E. Saba