Patents by Inventor James Crane

James Crane 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: 10331528
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to capturing and/or recovering components of a computing system. A recovery service may receive a recovery script from an external recovery script repository, wherein the recovery script may include a number of actions, each respective action being a capture action or a recovery action. For action in the recovery script, the recovery service may request a recovery agent to perform the action on a component of the computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP
    Inventors: Kate Elizabeth Reinecke, Philipp Reinecke, Stephen James Crane
  • Publication number: 20180253362
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to capturing and/or recovering components of a computing system. A recovery service may receive a recovery script from an external recovery script repository, wherein the recovery script may include a number of actions, each respective action being a capture action or a recovery action. For action in the recovery script, the recovery service may request a recovery agent to perform the action on a component of the computing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Kate Elizabeth Reinecke, Philipp Reinecke, Stephen James Crane
  • Patent number: 10048225
    Abstract: A method for inspection of tubes in a boiler is disclosed. The method of inspecting includes the steps of providing an apparatus having a sensor and a housing adapted to contain the sensor. The method further including the steps of extending the apparatus into a tube bundle until a desired tube for inspection is reached; rotating the apparatus until the sensor is positioned over the tube to be inspected; clamping the housing around the tube to be inspected, thereby clamping the sensor around the tube; transmitting a pulse of guided waves into the tube to be inspected and detecting reflected signals; and acquiring data from the reflected signals and determining the condition of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Hegeon Kwun, Matthew Capps, James Crane, Stanley M. Walker
  • Patent number: 9967234
    Abstract: The present invention is a device, system and method for providing a more secure full motion video with metadata streaming product. More specifically, the invention is capable of ensuring a more secure video transfer from a less secure input data network to a more secure data receiving network through the use of a firewall on the less secure input network interface, which is used for separating video and discarding other unwanted data, and an Air Gap that physically separates the input and output networks. This physical separation ensures a secure transfer of the “cleaned” input data from the less secure input source to the more secure data receiving network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
    Inventors: Bradford James Crane, Kevin Dee Shepherd
  • Publication number: 20150285768
    Abstract: A method for inspection of tubes in a boiler is disclosed. The method of inspecting includes the steps of providing an apparatus having a sensor and a housing adapted to contain the sensor. The method further including the steps of extending the apparatus into a tube bundle until a desired tube for inspection is reached; rotating the apparatus until the sensor is positioned over the tube to be inspected; clamping the housing around the tube to be inspected, thereby clamping the sensor around the tube; transmitting a pulse of guided waves into the tube to be inspected and detecting reflected signals; and acquiring data from the reflected signals and determining the condition of the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Hegeon Kwun, Matthew Capps, James Crane, Stanley M. Walker
  • Patent number: 9146215
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for inspection of tubes in a boiler is disclosed. The apparatus includes a sensor adapted to generate and detect guided-waves and a mechanical device adapted to reach into a tube bundle and clamp the sensor onto an interior tube selected for inspection. The mechanical device includes a housing adapted to contain the sensor and an air cylinder adapted to actuate the housing to allow the housing to clamp onto the interior tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Hegeon Kwun, Matthew Capps, James Crane, Stanley M. Walker
  • Patent number: 8510789
    Abstract: Data to be output to a removable storage medium is encrypted for sending to an output device by an encryption process based on encryption parameters comprising public data of a trusted party and an encryption key string comprising a policy for allowing the output of the data. The trusted party provides a decryption key to the output device but only after being satisfied that the policy has been met. The decryption key is generated in dependence on the encryption key string and private data of the trusted party. The output device uses the decryption key in decrypting the data to be output. Embodiments are provided that involve multiple policies and trusted parties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Cheh Goh, Liqun Chen, Stephen James Crane, Marco Casassa Mont, Keith Alexander Harrison
  • Patent number: 8311883
    Abstract: A method and system for sorting online advertisements to enable users of online advertising networks, auctions, merchants, etc. to identify known or trusted parties are provided. Users designate other users as friends. When a user searches for or browses through advertisements, those advertisements posted by the user's friends are easily identified. Advertisements posted by members of the user's network (i.e., friends of the user's friends) are also easily identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: RedeParede.com Inc.
    Inventor: James Crane-Baker
  • Patent number: 8046592
    Abstract: A data-handling system (20) is arranged to scan through data it holds for instances of sensitive information as identified by reference (35) to a set of sensitive-information identifiers held by the system. Each identifier identifies one or more items of sensitive information (25) and is so formed or protected as to not reveal any such item. Following an instance of sensitive information being found by the scan, it is replaced by a reference to an instance of the corresponding sensitive-information item (25) held in protected storage (21). As a result, in due course the only instances of, sensitive information held by the system (20) will be those in the protected storage (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Stephen James Crane, Richard James Smith
  • Patent number: 7721955
    Abstract: A secure transaction method is provided for publicly-accessible transaction terminals. The method uses quantum key distribution (QKD) between a hand-portable QKD device and a complimentary QKD apparatus incorporated the transaction terminal. After the QKD device has been brought up to the transaction terminal, the QKD device and the complimentary QKD apparatus of the terminal are is used to provide the device and terminal with new secret shared random material. The new secret shared random material is then used to establish a secure classical communication channel between the device and transaction terminal for conducting a transaction. An ATM terminal and POS terminal that use quantum key distribution are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Keith Alexander Harrison, William John Munro, Stephen James Crane
  • Patent number: 7603702
    Abstract: A method and device are disclosed for identifying an item of equipment previously selected by a user. At the time the user selects the item of equipment a reading of a biometric characteristic of the user is taken to provide first biometric data that is then stored for access only by the user-selected item. Subsequently, a user-associated device is used to contact an item of equipment and determine whether the contacted item is the user-selected item by checking whether the contacted item can provide biometric data that matches second biometric data known to correspond to the user. Preferably, the device also checks whether the contacted item of equipment is trustable. User-selectable equipment facilitating identification using biometrics is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Stephen James Crane
  • Patent number: 7516321
    Abstract: A trusted authority delegates authority to a device. This delegation of authority is effected by providing a yet-to-be completed chain of public/private cryptographic key pairs linked in a subversion-resistant manner. The chain terminates with a penultimate key pair formed by public/private data, and a link towards an end key pair to be formed by an encryption/decryption key pair of an Identifier-Based Encryption, IBE, scheme. The private data is securely stored in the device for access only by an authorized key-generation process that forms the link to the end key pair and is arranged to provide the IBE decryption key generated using the private data and encryption key. This key generation/provision is normally only effected if at least one condition, for example specified in the encryption key, is satisfied. Such a condition may be one tested against data provided by the trusted authority and stored in the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Liqun Chen, Stephen James Crane, Cheh Goh
  • Publication number: 20090083095
    Abstract: A method and system for sorting online advertisements to enable users of online advertising networks, auctions, merchants, etc. to identify known or trusted parties are provided. Users designate other users as friends. When a user searches for or browses through advertisements, those advertisements posted by the user's friends are easily identified. Advertisements posted by members of the user's network (i.e., friends of the user's friends) are also easily identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventor: James Crane-Baker
  • Publication number: 20080085410
    Abstract: A composition includes a decomposition product of a metal precursor. The metal precursor may include a carbamate and one or more metal selected from the group consisting of silver, gold, copper, and zinc. The decomposition product may include a metal nanoparticle. The metal nanoparticle may be present in an amount that is sufficient to render the composition electrically conductive, thermally conductive, or both electrically and thermally conductive. An associated article and method are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Davide Louis Simone, David Alexander Gibson, Eric James Crane Olson
  • Publication number: 20080085962
    Abstract: A composition includes a polymer precursor and a metal precursor. The metal precursor may include a carbamate and a metal cation. The metal precursor may be responsive to an application of energy to form a metal nanoparticle. An associated method is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Davide Louis Simone, David Alexander Gibson, Eric James Crane Olson
  • Publication number: 20070223643
    Abstract: A main body 19 of a nondestructive inspection apparatus is positioned on a spray line header 13 connected to a thermal sleeve 16 within a cooling water inlet nozzle 12, and fixed to a core spray line 14 by vertically clamping the core spray line 14 with fixing units 21a, 21b at the position where the thermal sleeve 16 to be inspected is located. Scanners 24a, 24b insert a tape probe 27 having an inspection head 28 inside an annular gap 17 formed between the thermal sleeve 16 and the cooling water inlet nozzle 12 in an axial direction. The scanners 24a, 24b are guided by guide rails 22a, 22b to move the tape prove 27 so that the inspection head 28 can move in the circumferential direction of the annular gap 17.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Inventors: Tadashi Yamane, Yasuhiko Katsube, Takashi Sato, Albert Parvin, Rolf Glauser, James Crane
  • Patent number: 7056849
    Abstract: A method of making nanoscale ordered composites of covalent ceramics through block copolymer-assisted assembly. At least one polymeric precursor is mixed with a block copolymer, and self-assembly of the mixture proceeds through an annealing process. During the annealing step, the polymeric precursor cross-links to form a structure robust enough to survive both the order-disorder transition temperature the block copolymer and the pyrolysis process, yielding ordered nanocomposites of high temperature ceramic materials. The method yields a variety of structures and morphologies. A ceramic material having at least one ceramic phase that has an ordered structure on a nanoscale and thermally stable up to a temperature of at least about 800° C. is also disclosed. The ceramic material is suitable for use in hot gas path assemblies, such as turbine assemblies, boilers, combustors, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Julin Wan, Azar Alizadeh, Sergio Paulo Martins Loureiro, Mohan Manoharan, Patrick Roland Lucien Malenfant, Eric James Crane Olson, Seth Thomas Taylor
  • Publication number: 20050104584
    Abstract: The invention provides an improved method and device for inspecting heat exchanger tubes from within the tube inside diameter that overcomes the shortcomings of the prior art. It adapts a guided-wave probe approach that makes use of a torsional wave mode instead of a longitudinal wave node disclosed in the prior art. The torsional wave mode has many advantages over the longitudinal wave mode for detecting defects. When energized by suitable instrumentation, the probe is caused to generate a torsional mode signal that is transmitted to the heat exchanger tube from the waveguide tube. When reflected signals from defects in the heat exchanger tube walls are returned to the inspection opening end of the heat exchanger tube, the reflected defect signals are transmitted to the probe waveguide tube for amplification, detection and characterization of the reflected signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Publication date: May 19, 2005
    Inventors: Hegeon Kwun, James Crane, Sang-Young Kim
  • Publication number: 20040230540
    Abstract: To regulate access to a service provided by a service provider, a service authoriser generates for each of multiple service time periods a different respective data set comprising private data and related public data. The service provider uses the public data for a current time period and an encryption key string to generate encrypted data which a party wanting to receive the service must decrypt. The service authoriser provides a decryption key to the party after determining that the party is entitled to receive the service for a particular service time period; the decryption key is generated using the aforesaid encryption key string and the private data of the data set for the service period concerned. The party can then decrypt the encrypted data it receives provided that the period for which the data has been encrypted is the same as that for which the decryption key was generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2003
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Inventors: Stephen James Crane, David John Carroll
  • Patent number: D618365
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Inventor: James Crane