Patents by Inventor Howard Green

Howard Green 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: 20210000066
    Abstract: A pet bed with a solid, non-woven outer shell that makes the pet bed essentially waterproof and odor proof. The pet bed does not require and is not used with a waterproof liner, and thus it does not require the removal and re-insertion of any pet bed foam fill or cushion for cleaning of the pet bed. Preferably, the outer shell is a silicone, polyurethane, or other similar synthetic, solid, non-woven material safe for pets. In a preferred form, the pet bed is impermeable to water and pests, does not absorb odor, spills, body fluids or bacteria and is essentially maintenance free due to the non-porous quality of the outer shell. The pet bed is highly resistant to pet biting and scratching, is suitable for indoor or outdoor use and is mobile, ideal for travel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Howard Green, Erika Green
  • Patent number: 9866492
    Abstract: A method for localized congestion exposure within a local loop in a cellular network that is performed by a localized congestion exposure receiver node of the local loop. The method includes receiving downlink packets destined for a downstream user device. The downlink packets have headers that indicate a level of congestion experienced by the downlink packets. The headers also indicate a level of expected downstream congestion declared by an upstream node. The method also includes forwarding the downlink packets to the downstream user device through a wireless connection. The method further includes sending packets upstream that have feedback indicative of the level of congestion experienced by the downlink packets and any congestion experienced within the localized congestion exposure receiver node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Ying Zhang, Ingemar Johansson, Howard Green
  • Patent number: 9795888
    Abstract: A computerized on-line photo identification game presented through a computer program provides a subject matter category and steps for registration of website visitors to become photo-submitting players or to become photo subject matter identifying photo identifying players who receive photos of specific subject matter within the subject matter category submitted by photo-submitting players and identify the subject matter shown in the photos by name, by matching the subject matter to stored text in the program database, or both, and in which the photo identifying players may be rated by factors including concurrence with the majority of photo identifying players in identification and in which they may also be rewarded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventors: Howard A. Green, Joseph Gene Cannata, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9762498
    Abstract: A method of localized congestion exposure within a local loop in a cellular network that is performed by a localized congestion exposure sender node of the local loop. The method includes receiving downlink packets that are destined for a downstream user device. The method also includes receiving packets that have feedback indicating a congestion level from a downstream node of the cellular network. The method further includes inserting a declaration of an expected downstream congestion level into headers of the received downlink packets; and forwarding the downlink packets that have the declaration of the expected downstream congestion level inserted into the headers toward the downstream user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Ying Zhang, Ingemar Johansson, Howard Green
  • Patent number: 9552373
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for performing face recognition in a telecommunication system (1) comprising a central repository (10) in which Face Recognition profiles attached to subscribers signed up for face recognition have been stored. The method comprises steps like: Detecting proximity between a subscriber (5) of the subscribers signed up for face recognition and an entity (6,8) involved with Face Recognition, said subscriber (5) being located within a cell coverage area (7); Migrating a Face Recognition profile attached to said subscriber, from the central repository (10) to a Network node (8) controlling the cell coverage area (7); Generating in the Network node, an extended synthetic gallery for the migrated Face Recognition profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Ayodele Damola, Howard Green
  • Patent number: 9520961
    Abstract: A system implementing an optical steering domain that steers traffic flows through a plurality of processing nodes is described. The system includes a first, second, and third wavelength selective switch (WSS). The first WSS receives the traffic flows, and transmits traffic flows out a plurality of tributary ports toward the processing nodes. The second WSS receives the processed traffic from the processing nodes, and sends it to a third WSS. The third WSS receives the processed traffic from the second WSS, and causes the processed traffic requiring further processing to be transmitted out its third plurality of tributary ports to be looped back toward the plurality of processing nodes, and causes the processed traffic that does not require further processing to be transmitted by a different tributary port of the third WSS that is an exit port leading out of the optical steering domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Ming Xia, Meral Shirazipour, Ying Zhang, Howard Green, Attila Zoltan Takacs
  • Publication number: 20160359752
    Abstract: A method for localized congestion exposure within a local loop in a cellular network that is performed by a localized congestion exposure receiver node of the local loop. The method includes receiving downlink packets destined for a downstream user device. The downlink packets have headers that indicate a level of congestion experienced by the downlink packets. The headers also indicate a level of expected downstream congestion declared by an upstream node. The method also includes forwarding the downlink packets to the downstream user device through a wireless connection. The method further includes sending packets upstream that have feedback indicative of the level of congestion experienced by the downlink packets and any congestion experienced within the localized congestion exposure receiver node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Ying Zhang, Ingemar Johansson, Howard Green
  • Patent number: 9445300
    Abstract: A method for localized congestion exposure within a local loop in a cellular network that is performed by a localized congestion exposure receiver node of the local loop. The method includes receiving downlink packets destined for a downstream user device. The downlink packets have headers that indicate a level of congestion experienced by the downlink packets. The headers also indicate a level of expected downstream congestion declared by an upstream node. The method also includes forwarding the downlink packets to the downstream user device through a wireless connection. The method further includes sending packets upstream that have feedback indicative of the level of congestion experienced by the downlink packets and any congestion experienced within the localized congestion exposure receiver node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Ying Zhang, Ingemar Johansson, Howard Green
  • Publication number: 20150238871
    Abstract: A method of participating in an identification game includes the steps of providing information on an interface executed by a computer program interacting with at least one and preferably several lay website visitors or other interface visitors or members of the general public, which upon joining the website or other interface are referred to herein simply as lay subject matter identifiers members, or as a lay subject submitting member who has provided the photographic image for identification, or as an identifying member who views and submits an identification of what is shown in the photo, which in most instances would be a digital image or picture of something, to identify what specifically beyond the category of the subject matter is shown in the photo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Howard A. Green, Joseph Gene Cannata, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150207586
    Abstract: A system implementing an optical steering domain that steers traffic flows through a plurality of processing nodes is described. The system includes a first, second, and third wavelength selective switch (WSS). The first WSS receives the traffic flows, and transmits traffic flows out a plurality of tributary ports toward the processing nodes. The second WSS receives the processed traffic from the processing nodes, and sends it to a third WSS. The third WSS receives the processed traffic from the second WSS, and causes the processed traffic requiring further processing to be transmitted out its third plurality of tributary ports to be looped back toward the plurality of processing nodes, and causes the processed traffic that does not require further processing to be transmitted by a different tributary port of the third WSS that is an exit port leading out of the optical steering domain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Ming Xia, Meral Shirazipour, Ying Zhang, Howard Green, Attila Zoltan Takacs
  • Publication number: 20150172954
    Abstract: A method for localized congestion exposure within a local loop in a cellular network that is performed by a localized congestion exposure receiver node of the local loop. The method includes receiving downlink packets destined for a downstream user device. The downlink packets have headers that indicate a level of congestion experienced by the downlink packets. The headers also indicate a level of expected downstream congestion declared by an upstream node. The method also includes forwarding the downlink packets to the downstream user device through a wireless connection. The method further includes sending packets upstream that have feedback indicative of the level of congestion experienced by the downlink packets and any congestion experienced within the localized congestion exposure receiver node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Ying Zhang, Ingemar Johansson, Howard Green
  • Publication number: 20150156120
    Abstract: A method of localized congestion exposure within a local loop in a cellular network that is performed by a localized congestion exposure sender node of the local loop. The method includes receiving downlink packets that are destined for a downstream user device. The method also includes receiving packets that have feedback indicating a congestion level from a downstream node of the cellular network. The method further includes inserting a declaration of an expected downstream congestion level into headers of the received downlink packets; and forwarding the downlink packets that have the declaration of the expected downstream congestion level inserted into the headers toward the downstream user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: Ying Zhang, Ingemar Johansson, Howard Green
  • Publication number: 20150148115
    Abstract: A computerized on-line photo identification game presented through a computer program provides a subject matter category and steps for registration of website visitors to become photo-submitting players or to become photo subject matter identifying photo identifying players who receive photos of specific subject matter within the subject matter category submitted by photo-submitting players and identify the subject matter shown in the photos by name, by matching the subject matter to stored text in the program database, or both, and in which the photo identifying players may be rated by factors including concurrence with the majority of photo identifying players in identification and in which they may also be rewarded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Howard A. Green, Joseph Gene Cannata, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150078681
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for performing face recognition in a telecommunication system (1) comprising a central repository (10) in which Face Recognition profiles attached to subscribers signed up for face recognition have been stored. The method comprises steps like: Detecting proximity between a subscriber (5) of the subscribers signed up for face recognition and an entity (6,8) involved with Face Recognition, said subscriber (5) being located within a cell coverage area (7); Migrating a Face Recognition profile attached to said subscriber, from the central repository (10) to a Network node (8) controlling the cell coverage area (7); Generating in the Network node, an extended synthetic gallery for the migrated Face Recognition profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (pulb)
    Inventors: Ayodele Damola, Howard Green
  • Patent number: 8982694
    Abstract: A method for localized congestion exposure within a local loop in a cellular network that is performed by a localized congestion exposure receiver node of the local loop. The method includes receiving downlink packets destined for a downstream user device. The downlink packets have headers that indicate a level of congestion experienced by the downlink packets. The headers also indicate a level of expected downstream congestion declared by an upstream node. The method also includes forwarding the downlink packets to the downstream user device through a wireless connection. The method further includes sending packets upstream that have feedback indicative of the level of congestion experienced by the downlink packets and any congestion experienced within the localized congestion exposure receiver node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Ying Zhang, Ingemar Johansson, Howard Green
  • Patent number: 8953618
    Abstract: A multicast cloud controller (“MCC”) in a cloud system implements a process to manage multicast traffic in a cloud network. The MCC is coupled to at least one virtualized server for hosting one or more virtual machines (“VM”), wherein the virtualized server comprises at least one virtual switch (“VS”) that supports multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) and the virtual switch is coupled to a top of rack switch (“TORS”) that supports MPLS. MPLS is utilized to support multicast data traffic in the cloud system such that the system and method reduces state and is scalable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Ramesh Mishra, Howard Green, Stephan Baucke, James Kempf, Mallik Tatipamula
  • Patent number: 8831000
    Abstract: A multicast cloud controller (“MCC”) in a cloud system implements a process to manage multicast traffic in a cloud network. The MCC is coupled to at least one virtualized server for hosting one or more virtual machines (“VM”), wherein the virtualized server comprises at least one virtual switch (“VS”) that supports multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) and the virtual switch is coupled to a top of rack switch (“TORS”) that supports MPLS. MPLS is utilized to support multicast data traffic in the cloud system such that the system and method reduces state and is scalable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Ramesh Mishra, Howard Green, Stephan Baucke, James Kempf, Mallik Tatipamula
  • Publication number: 20140098813
    Abstract: A multicast cloud controller (“MCC”) in a cloud system implements a process to manage multicast traffic in a cloud network. The MCC is coupled to at least one virtualized server for hosting one or more virtual machines (“VM”), wherein the virtualized server comprises at least one virtual switch (“VS”) that supports multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) and the virtual switch is coupled to a top of rack switch (“TORS”) that supports MPLS. MPLS is utilized to support multicast data traffic in the cloud system such that the system and method reduces state and is scalable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Ramesh Mishra, Howard Green, Stephan Baucke, James Kempf, Mallik Tatipamula
  • Publication number: 20140098815
    Abstract: A multicast cloud controller (“MCC”) in a cloud system implements a process to manage multicast traffic in a cloud network. The MCC is coupled to at least one virtualized server for hosting one or more virtual machines (“VM”), wherein the virtualized server comprises at least one virtual switch (“VS”) that supports multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) and the virtual switch is coupled to a top of rack switch (“TORS”) that supports MPLS. MPLS is utilized to support multicast data traffic in the cloud system such that the system and method reduces state and is scalable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Ramesh Mishra, Howard Green, Stephan Baucke, James Kempf, Mallik Tatipamula
  • Patent number: 8660141
    Abstract: A system and method for creating and enforcing meta-zones that cross the interface between different network protocols are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of enforcing meta-zones comprises: (a) receiving an Infiniband (IB) packet destined for a Fiber Channel (FC) target device; (b) comparing a partition key in the IB packet to a partition key associated with the FC target device; and (c) converting the IB packet to a FC frame only if the partition keys match. The method may further comprise receiving FC frames destined for an IB target device and converting the FC frame into an IB packet having a partition key associated with the source of the FC frame. Also disclosed are a gateway configured to create and enforce meta-zones, and computer networks having such a gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Brocade Communicaions Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Howard Green