Patents by Inventor James Hughes

James Hughes 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: 20140188817
    Abstract: An embodiment for object integrity service in a storage system includes generating a list of objects stored in a storage system, wherein the list of objects may list an unchecked object, and wherein the unchecked object is an object that has not been checked within a set time period, walking through the list of objects to identify the unchecked object, adding a task to a queue to check the unchecked object, and clearing the task from the queue by checking the unchecked object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: FutureWei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Plocher, Ajit Verma, James Hughes
  • Patent number: 8739861
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first pin and a second pin. The first pin has a first joint section. The first joint section has first holes extending a length of the first joint section and terminating at a first preload face. The second pin has a second joint section. The second joint section has second holes extending a length of the first joint section and terminating at a second preload face. The second joint section is adapted to receive the first joint section and the first holes match the second holes when the first pin and the second pin are mated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Sunstone Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: William James Hughes, Bryan Lane, Gary Marshall Briggs
  • Publication number: 20140076679
    Abstract: A rolling briefcase is provided that includes a plurality of storage compartments positioned on either side of a retractable handle. The briefcase may include two, and preferably four, wheels that allow a user to easily roll the briefcase in one or more directions. The retractable handle can assume a first position of use locked adjacent to an upper surface of the briefcase and a second position of use wherein the handle is positioned away from the upper surface of the briefcase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: William James Hughes
  • Patent number: 8668124
    Abstract: An adjustable width headache rack capable of accommodating the widths of multiple pick-up truck vehicles and mounting thereon including a frame member having an upper load bar and a lower cross bar each extending between two upright members spaced a distance from one another. Leg members extend from each upright member in a rearward direction on top of bed rails of the pick-up truck. The leg members have a sleeve portion which slidingly engages the lower cross bar thereby enabling width adjustment. Screen members are interchangeable within the truck rack frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Thule Sweden AB
    Inventors: Neil J. Kennedy, Andrew James Hughes, John Laverack, Douglas B. Winner
  • Publication number: 20140054886
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a first number of splines located near a first end of a first joint section and a second number of splines located near a second end of a second joint section. The first number of splines extends in an axial direction of the first joint section and spans a circumferential surface of the first joint section. Each of the first number of splines has a base, a tip, and a pair of flanks that extends from the base to the tip and forms an acute angle. Each of the first number of splines are configured to be received between adjacent pairs of splines in the second number of splines as the first end of the first joint section and the second end of the second joint section are joined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Sunstone Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: William James Hughes, Bryan Lane, Gary Marshall Briggs
  • Patent number: 8616890
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method by which a thought can be (a) entered, (b) interpreted through combination of an adaptive thought-associative dictionary and user knowledge, (c) processed with an analytical toolset, (d) presented back to the user, (e) stored, and (f) updated. Through feedback the present invention attempts to track the user with increasing accuracy, in the context of a non-stationary environment. The present invention fully associates these elements through use of a database such that post processing can be readily applied to any element, or can be applied as the ability to do such post-processing is developed or improves. Furthermore, the present invention defines a mathematical construct and relationship to the thought environment such that many forms of processing can be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventors: James Hughes, Henry Hanek
  • Patent number: 8589741
    Abstract: Methods and systems for implementing such methods for providing server fault notifications, diagnostic and system management information may include, but are not limited to: receiving a network fault status request input; illuminating one or more server node fault indicators for one or more degraded server nodes having one or more faults; receiving a server node fault status request input for a degraded server node having one or more faults; and displaying one or more diagnostic service notifications for one or more faults of the degraded server node. The displaying of the diagnostic service notifications may allow for the completion of various service operations associated with the service notifications once the information specific to a fault is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Windell, Pravin Patel, James Hughes, Christopher West, Robert Piper, Timothy Schlude
  • Patent number: 8403059
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a jet pump assembly affixed to a riser string and to a blowout preventer. The jet pump assembly comprises a conduit and a sealing assembly configured to accelerate a drilling fluid's return flow by a power fluid delivered by an umbilical connected to the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Sunstone Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: William James Hughes, Jack Everett Miller
  • Publication number: 20130055009
    Abstract: A system and method for providing reliable storage are provided. A method for initiator operations includes storing information associated with an access attempt in a store, and accessing a storage system responsive to the access attempt, wherein the storage system includes a first storage node and a second storage node arranged in a sequential loop, and where the first storage node is accessed by an initiator. The method also includes determining if the access attempt completed successfully, deleting the information from the store if the access attempt completed successfully, and indicating an error if the access attempt did not complete successfully.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: FutureWei Technologies, Inc
    Inventors: Andrew Patterson, James Hughes, Hao Zhang
  • Publication number: 20130013956
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for reducing impact of a repair action in a switch fabric. In one embodiment, a server system is provided that includes a first interposer card that operatively connects one or more server cards to a midplane. The first interposer card may include a switch module that switches network traffic for the one or more server cards. The first interposer card may be hot-swappable from the midplane, and the one or more server cards may be hot-swappable from the first interposer card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: WILLIAM J. ARMSTRONG, JOHN M. BORKENHAGEN, MARTIN J. CRIPPEN, DHRUV M. DESAI, DAVID R. ENGEBRETSEN, PHILIP R. HILLIER, III, WILLIAM G. HOLLAND, JAMES A. HUGHES, BRADLEY D. MCCREDIE, JAMES A. O'CONNOR, STEVEN M. TRI
  • Publication number: 20130007389
    Abstract: A system and method for making snapshots of storage devices are provided. A method for making a snapshot of a volume includes setting the volume to a read-only mode, receiving an access attempt for the volume, and if the access attempt is a write access attempt, buffering information associated with the write access attempt in a buffer, and updating a snapshot indicator based on the information associated with the write access attempt, where the snapshot indicator includes block information regarding a block in the volume that is a target of the write access attempt. The method also includes if the access attempt is a read access attempt, providing read information requested in the read access attempt, where the read information is based on the volume, or a combination of the snapshot indicator, the buffer, and a buffer indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: FutureWei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Patterson, James Hughes, Hao Zhang
  • Publication number: 20120329040
    Abstract: Microfluidic devices and methods for using the same are provided. Aspects of the present disclosure include microfluidic devices that include a separation medium having functional groups which covalently bond to one or more analytes of interest, e.g., proteins, in a sample upon application of an applied stimulus, e.g., light. Also provided are methods of using the devices as well as systems and kits that include the devices. The devices, systems and methods find use in a variety of different applications, including diagnostic and validation assays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Amy E. Herr, Alex James Hughes
  • Patent number: 8328483
    Abstract: There is provided a blind rivet (10) comprising an axially extending hollow tubular body (18) having a tail end face (22) at one end and a pre-formed radially enlarged flange (20) at the other end, together with a mandrel (30) having a stem (32) which extends co-axially though the body (18) and having enlarged head adjacent the tail end (22) of the body, the stem having a weakened region immediately adjacent the head, whereby the mandrel head having an outer diameter greater than an outer diameter of the body, usually by between 4% and 9%, and which has a uniform conical shoulder (38) extending between the outer diameter of the head and the stem (32), so as to exert a setting force having an axial component for compressing the rivet body axially and an angular component effecting conical deformation of the tail end radially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventors: Steven V. Jones, Stephen Morris, James Hughes
  • Patent number: 8291266
    Abstract: Methods and systems for implementing such methods for providing server diagnostic and system management information may include, but are not limited to: receiving a network fault status request input; illuminating one or more server node fault indicators for one or more degraded server nodes having one or more faults; receiving a server node fault status request input for a degraded server node having one or more faults; and displaying one or more diagnostic service notifications for one or more faults of the degraded server node. Display of diagnostic service notifications may allow for completion of various service operations associated with service notifications once information specific to a fault is presented. Such service operations may include placing a system in standby mode, transferring workloads to other systems, initiating a firmware update, placing the system in a mode that allows for physical maintenance, or ordering parts associated with one or more faults.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Windell, Pravin Patel, James Hughes, Christopher West, Robert Piper, Timothy Schlude
  • Publication number: 20120216083
    Abstract: Methods and systems for implementing such methods for providing server fault notifications, diagnostic and system management information may include, but are not limited to: receiving a network fault status request input; illuminating one or more server node fault indicators for one or more degraded server nodes having one or more faults; receiving a server node fault status request input for a degraded server node having one or more faults; and displaying one or more diagnostic service notifications for one or more faults of the degraded server node. The displaying of the diagnostic service notifications may allow for the completion of various service operations associated with the service notifications once the information specific to a fault is presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Windell, Pravin Patel, James Hughes, Christopher West, Robert Piper, Timothy Schlude
  • Patent number: 8223131
    Abstract: A disappearing interface system for a device, such as an appliance (e.g., a cooking range) having an interactive user interface, a light-emitting device (e.g., a LED), a microprocessor based LED fader electronic control system that uses a PWM signal to drive an A/D circuit to control the intensity (e.g., fade in/out) of the light-emitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Rudolph, Gary Fisher, Frank Downing, Robert McCoy, Maureen Donoho, James Hughes
  • Patent number: 8195982
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for managing testing functionalities. One such method includes receiving, from a test tool, data indicative of a user-created test script, being a data-bound test script in the present example. The data-bound test script is created for testing a target application, and is bound to a predetermined data set. This received data is then processed, thereby to define data indicative of an unbound test script. A user interface is provided for allowing a user to associate the unbound test script with one or more data sets selected from a repository of stored data sets. Responsive to a user command, data indicative of a new data-bound test scripts is defined based on the association of the unbound test script with the selected one or more data sets. This new defined data-bound test script is executable via the test tool. For example, instructions are provided to the test tool such that those scripts are executed for the testing of the target application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: TestPro Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Scott Ian Marchant, Steven James Hughes, Randy Lee
  • Publication number: 20120012301
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first pin and a second pin. The first pin has a first joint section. The first joint section has first holes extending a length of the first joint section and terminating at a first preload face. The second pin has a second joint section. The second joint section has second holes extending a length of the first joint section and terminating at a second preload face. The second joint section is adapted to receive the first joint section and the first holes match the second holes when the first pin and the second pin are mated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: SUNSTONE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: William James Hughes, Bryan Lane, Gary Marshall Briggs
  • Publication number: 20110278014
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a jet pump assembly affixed to a riser string and to a blowout preventer. The jet pump assembly comprises a conduit and a sealing assembly configured to accelerate a drilling fluid's return flow by a power fluid delivered by an umbilical connected to the conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: William James Hughes, Jack Everett Miller
  • Patent number: D672705
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Thule Sweden AB
    Inventors: Neil J. Kennedy, Thomas Joel Andersen, Joseph R. Flaherty, Andrew James Hughes, John Laverack, Timothy J. Makris, Douglas B. Winner