Patents by Inventor James Ford

James Ford 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: 20200048234
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for preparing methyl 4-[(4,5-dihydro-3-methoxy-4-methyl-5-oxo-1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)carbonyl)sulfamoyl]-5-methylthiophene-3-carboxylate from 4-methoxycarbonyl-2-methylthiophene-3-sulfonyl chloride in the presence of an imidazole base substituted in the 1-position or in the presence of a mixture of bases comprising an imidazole base substituted in the 1-position (N-alkylimidazole).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Sergii PAZENOK, Christian FUNKE, Friedrich August MUEHLTHAU, Mark James FORD, Arnd NEEFF, Klaus-Ulrich SCHIFFER
  • Patent number: 10558436
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for dynamically composing applications is presented. A computer system identifies a set of parameters based on user input. The computer system then activates a portion of a plurality of capsules stored in a data storage to form a set of activated capsules based on the set of parameters. Further, the computer composes an application in real-time using a base capsule and the set of activated capsules in which the application is specifically tailored for a particular state. The application and the plurality of capsules take up a reduced amount of memory space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: ADP, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Benjamin Noad, Nicholas James Ford, Paul James Levitt, Martin John Wilson
  • Publication number: 20190392392
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product are provided for managing tasks of employees within a blockchain-based workflow system. A workflow transaction associated with a workflow stage is received from an employee. The workflow system records the workflow transaction in a workflow blockchain. Based on a smart contract recorded within the blockchain, the workflow system determining a role for the employee is authorized to perform the transaction. If authorized, the workflow system executes a set of resulting transactions indicated by the smart contract and updates at least one condition for completion of the workflow stage. When the workflow system determines that all conditions indicated in the smart contract have been completed, the workflow system finalizes the workflow stage and advances the workflow to a subsequent stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Guy James Elden, Mitchel Jon Maio, James Caldwell Ford
  • Publication number: 20190392118
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product are provided for controlling access to a licensed software application. A blockchain-based version control system receives an access request from a user that requests access to the licensed software application. The version control system determines whether a user has accepted license terms for a current version of the licensed software application by querying a version control blockchain. Responsive To determining that the user has not accepted the license terms for the current version of the licensed software application, the version control system presents the user with a clickwrap agreement requiring the user to accept license terms for the current version of the licensed software application. Responsive to receiving acceptance of the license terms from the user, the user's acceptance of the license terms for the current version of the licensed software application is recorded in the version control blockchain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Guy James Elden, Mitchel Jon Maio, James Caldwell Ford
  • Patent number: 10494350
    Abstract: A process for producing biguanidine salts of formula (III) and s-triazines of formula (V) is described. Therein, R1 and R2 are in each case hydrogen, halogen and alkyl, and R3 and R4 are in each case hydrogen, alkyl, cycloalkyl and aryl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: BAYER CROPSCIENCE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Hans-Joachim Ressel, Mark James Ford
  • Publication number: 20190361889
    Abstract: Trace data is received for a first execution of a first query on first tables having first data values. Second data values are generated for second tables from the trace data and without accessing the first data values. The second data values are configured to reproduce, by a second execution of a second query, the evaluation states from the first execution. Evaluation states from the first execution are reproduced without accessing the first data values by performing the second execution of the second query on the second data values. The first execution evaluates only a first subset of the first data values and the generating the second data values from the trace data generates second data values corresponding to the first subset. The second execution only evaluates ones of the second data values that correspond to data values of the first subset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: James A. Ford, Lakshman R. Sakaray, Paul-John A. To
  • Patent number: 10479768
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to improved processes for the preparation of amphiphilic imidazolinium compounds such as 1-[2-(9(Z)-octadecenoyloxy)ethyl]-2-(8(Z)-heptadecenyl)-3-(2-hydroxyethyl)imidazolinium chloride (DOTIM). In particular, the invention relates to processes for the synthesis of such compounds that avoid the need for toxic reagents, are more economical, and result in less waste than conventional methods. DOTIM and similar compounds can be formulated as cationic liposomes, which are useful as chemical vectors for nucleic acid delivery in gene therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Bayer Animal Health GmbH
    Inventors: Marco Brünjes, Mark James Ford
  • Publication number: 20190336502
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of formula I as defined herein, and salts and solvates thereof, that function as inhibitors of cell division cycle 7 (Cdc7) kinase enzyme activity. The present invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising them, and to their use in the treatment of proliferative disorders, such as cancer, as well as other diseases or conditions in which Cdc7 kinase activity is implicated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Emma L. Carswell, Mark David Charles, Chukuemeka Tennyson Ekwuru, Frederic Elustondo, Katherine M. Fowler, Gregory R. Ott, Jonathan R. Roffey, Joanna L. Brookfield, Daniel James Ford, Mathew L. Calder
  • Patent number: 10457651
    Abstract: A method for preparing 3-alkylsulphanyl-2-chloro-N-(1-alkyl-1H-tetrazol-5-yl)-4-trifluoromethylbenzamides of the formula (I) is described. The substituents R1 and R2 therein are radicals such as alkyl and substituted phenyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: BAYER CROPSCIENCE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Daniel Gallenkamp, Mark James Ford
  • Patent number: 10439307
    Abstract: Examples herein relate to cuts in a circuit board. In some examples, a circuit board can include a signal connector located on the circuit board, and cuts extending through at least a body of the circuit board that are adjacent to the signal connector and extend from a perimeter of the circuit board to an inner portion of the circuit board, where the circuit board flexes relative to the signal connector responsive to the circuit board experiencing a force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: James D. Hensley, David G. Rohrer, Brent A. Ford
  • Publication number: 20190294607
    Abstract: Trace data is received that was captured for an execution of a query on first tables when execution trouble occurs during an execution of the query on the first tables. Trace data includes counts of evaluation states caused by the execution and includes identifications of portions of the query that reference variables of the first tables and that correspond with the evaluation states. Second tables are generated from the evaluation state counts and the identifications of the trace data without accessing data values of the first tables, so that the first tables are kept private. Evaluation states are reproduced from the execution of the query on the first tables by executing the query on the second tables without accessing the data values of the first tables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: James A. Ford, Lakshman R. Sakaray, Paul-John A. To
  • Patent number: 10394808
    Abstract: Trace data is received that was captured for a execution of a first query on first input data. The trace data associates clauses of the first query with respective evaluation states that arise during the execution. Second input data is generated from the trace data without accessing the first input data. An execution of a second query is performed on the second input data, wherein performing the execution of the second query on the second input data reproduces evaluation states from the execution of the first query on the first input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James A. Ford, Lakshman R. Sakaray, Paul-John A. To
  • Publication number: 20190258525
    Abstract: A segmentation server generates vulnerability exposure scores associated with workloads operating in a segmented computing environment. The segmentation server may automatically aggregate the vulnerability exposure scores in various ways to generate vulnerability exposure information representative of workloads in an administrative domain controlled by the segmentation server. The aggregated vulnerability exposure information may be presented in a manner that enables an administrator to easily evaluate different segmentation strategies and assess the risks associated with each of them. Moreover, the segmentation server can automatically generate a segmentation policy that modifies a configured segmentation strategy based on the vulnerability exposure scores to reduce exposure to certain vulnerabilities without impeding operation of the workloads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Kirby Glenn, Paul James Kirner, Seth Bruce Ford, Mukesh Gupta, Joy Anne Scott, Nathaniel Jurist Gleicher
  • Publication number: 20190258804
    Abstract: A segmentation server generates vulnerability exposure scores associated with workloads operating in a segmented computing environment. The segmentation server may automatically aggregate the vulnerability exposure scores in various ways to generate vulnerability exposure information representative of workloads in an administrative domain controlled by the segmentation server. The aggregated vulnerability exposure information may be presented in a manner that enables an administrator to easily evaluate different segmentation strategies and assess the risks associated with each of them. Moreover, the segmentation server can automatically generate a segmentation policy that modifies a configured segmentation strategy based on the vulnerability exposure scores to reduce exposure to certain vulnerabilities without impeding operation of the workloads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Kirby Glenn, Paul James Kirner, Seth Bruce Ford, Mukesh Gupta, Joy Anne Scott, Nathaniel Jurist Gleicher
  • Patent number: 10384995
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing substituted styrene derivatives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: BAYER CROPSCIENCE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Daniel Gallenkamp, Mark James Ford
  • Patent number: 10380109
    Abstract: Trace data is received that was captured for an execution of a first query on first input data. The trace data associates clauses of the first query with respective evaluation states that arise during the execution. Second input data is generated from the trace data without accessing the first input data. An execution of a second query is performed on the second input data, wherein performing the execution of the second query on the second input data reproduces evaluation states from the execution of the first query on the first input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James A. Ford, Lakshman R. Sakaray, Paul-John A. To
  • Publication number: 20190233382
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing 3-alkylsulfanyl-2-chloro-N-(1-alkyl-1H-tetrazol-5-yl)-4-trifluoromethyl-benzamides of formula (I). In said formula, the substituents R1 and R2 represent residues such as alkyl and substituted phenyl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel GALLENKAMP, Mark James FORD
  • Patent number: 10349656
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel difluoromethyl-nicotinic indanyl carboxamides, to processes for preparing these compounds, to compositions comprising these compounds, and to the use thereof as biologically active compounds, especially for control of harmful microorganisms in crop protection and in the protection of materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: BAYER CROPSCIENCE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Christophe Dubost, Philipp Winter, Marco Brünjes, Mark James Ford, Ulrike Wachendorff-Neumann, Cyril Montagne, Jean-Pierre Vors, Stephane Brunet, Philippe Rinolfi
  • Patent number: 10336742
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel process for preparing thiazole derivatives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Günter Hömberger, Mark James Ford
  • Publication number: 20190177256
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing substituted styrene derivatives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel GALLENKAMP, Mark James FORD