Patents by Inventor James P. Schneider

James P. Schneider 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: 10471573
    Abstract: An impact tool includes a housing, a motor supported in the housing, and a drive assembly for converting a continuous torque input from the motor to consecutive rotational impacts upon a workpiece. The drive assembly includes an anvil, a hammer that is both rotationally and axially movable relative to the anvil, and a spring for biasing the hammer in an axial direction toward the anvil. The spring is rotationally unitized to the hammer for co-rotation therewith at all times during operation of the impact tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: James B. Howard, Jacob P. Schneider
  • Publication number: 20190274706
    Abstract: Various aspects of a generator, ultrasonic device, and method for estimating and controlling a state of an end effector of an ultrasonic device are disclsoed. The ultrasonic device includes an electromechanical ultrasonic system defined by a predetermined resonant frequency, including an ultrasonic transducer coupled to an ultrasonic blade. A control circuit measures a complex impedance of an ultrasonic transducer, wherein the complex impedance is defined as Z g ? ( t ) = V g ? ( t ) I g ? ( t ) . The control circuit receives a complex impedance measurement data point and compares the complex impedance measurement data point to a data point in a reference complex impedance characteristic pattern. The control circuit then classifies the complex impedance measurement data point based on a result of the comparison analysis and assigns a state or condition of the end effector based on the result of the comparison analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Cameron R. Nott, Foster B. Stulen, Fergus P. Quigley, John E. Brady, Gregory A. Trees, Amrita S. Sawhney, Patrick J. Scoggins, Kristen G. Denzinger, Craig N. Faller, Madeleine C. Jayme, Alexander R. Cuti, Matthew S. Schneider, Chad P. Boudreaux, Brian D. Black, Maxwell T. Rockman, Gregory D. Bishop, Eric M. Roberson, Stephen M. Leuck, James M. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20190255687
    Abstract: An impact tool includes a housing, an electric motor supported in the housing, and a drive assembly for converting a continuous torque input from the motor to consecutive rotational impacts upon a workpiece capable of developing at least 1,700 ft-lbs of fastening torque. The drive assembly includes an anvil rotatable about an axis and having a head adjacent a distal end of the anvil. The head has a minimum cross-sectional width of at least 1 inch in a plane oriented transverse to the axis. The drive assembly also includes a hammer that is both rotationally and axially movable relative to the anvil for imparting the consecutive rotational impacts upon the anvil, and a spring for biasing the hammer in an axial direction toward the anvil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Jacob P. Schneider, James A. Yaccarino, Daniel R. Ertl
  • Patent number: 10068005
    Abstract: String hashing using a random number generator is disclosed. A method of implementations includes dividing an input stream provided to a hashing module into a plurality of subsets of bits, wherein each subset comprises a same number of bits and wherein each of the subsets of bits comprises an overlapping subset, augmenting a subset of the subsets of bits with a constant, entangling, by a mixer of the hashing module, the subset by an output of a number generator, adding a result of the entangling to an accumulator of the hashing module, repeating the augmenting, the entangling, and the adding on at least a portion of a next sequential subset of the subset of bits, and when all of the subsets of bits have been processed, returning a value in the accumulator as a hash result value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Schneider
  • Patent number: 9910688
    Abstract: Implementing aspects via callback in a virtual machine, where an aspect weaver weaves the aspect with a module to provide primary and crosscutting functionality in the runtime execution of the module. The virtual machine has multiple modules that are part of an application implementing separation of concerns. Each of the multiple modules has a distinct functionality portion and a common functionality portion, common to all modules. The common functionality is referenced by the virtual machine via callback for the multiple modules. Aspect code is loaded as a callback that is applied to the multiple modules by the virtual machine. Loading the aspect code as a callback can implement the aspect at any point in the modules, including conditional statements, calls to methods of objects or classes, loops, any point in an exception handler, or to monitor changes in variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Schneider
  • Patent number: 9515828
    Abstract: A method and system distributes shares of a secret among cooperating entities using linear interpolation. In one embodiment, a linear equation is formed using the secret and random elements. The linear equation represents a K-dimensional hyperplane, where K is the number of shares to reconstruct the secret. Shares of the secrets are created, with each share corresponding to a point on the secret hyperplane. The shares are then distributed to cooperating entities for secret sharing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Schneider
  • Patent number: 9270644
    Abstract: Techniques for using a proxy server are described herein. In response to a request received from a client for accessing a Web page provided from a remote Web server over a network, a proxy server retrieves the Web page from the remote Web server and presents the Web page to the client. The proxy server presents an input interface to the client to allow a user of the client to log into the proxy server without having to type at the client. The proxy server causes one or more keys in an input field of the Web page to be entered without a user having to type at the client. Thereafter, the proxy server intercepts traffic between the client and the remote Web server over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Schneider
  • Patent number: 9244882
    Abstract: A network appliance sends a configuration request to multiple different servers, each of which is associated with a different environment. A response is received from at least one server. Each received response includes configuration data that pertains to an environment associated with the server from which the response is received. The network appliance is then configured based on the configuration data included in the response to enable the network appliance to operate in the environment associated with the server from which the response originated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Schneider
  • Patent number: 9201793
    Abstract: Systems and methods to facilitate profiling of applications for efficient loading are described. A method may include identifying a page fault during execution of an application being loaded into memory. The page fault indicates that an application part to be currently executed has not been loaded in the memory yet. The method may further include collecting page fault data associated with the page fault, and causing the page fault data to be stored in a data store for use by a profiler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Schneider
  • Patent number: 9152442
    Abstract: The use of callback functions when executing intermediate instructions in a virtual machine is described. The virtual machine receives and evaluates intermediate instructions. The virtual machine evaluates the instructions based on a function table referencing definitions of the functions. A callback is loaded into the virtual machine platform, and a callback loader modifies the function table to cause a function in the table to point to the callback instead of the standard definition. Thus, when the intermediate code is evaluated, it is evaluated based on the modified functionality of the callback rather than the standard definition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Schneider
  • Patent number: 9134973
    Abstract: A compiler is loaded by a computing device using an evaluation function that is included in a program in a compiled form. The evaluation function causes the compiler to compile source code for the program, wherein the source code includes new instructions that are uncompiled, and wherein compiling the source code generates compiled code that includes the new instructions. The evaluation function loads the compiled code into memory, retrieves the new instructions, and executes the new instructions. The evaluation function may perform these operations during runtime of the program that includes the evaluation function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Schneider
  • Patent number: 9094301
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for facilitating provisioning of network appliances based on different environments. A mapping server is provided to communicate with networked devices from different environments. The mapping server receives a request for a network address of a corresponding configuration server from one of the networked devices, determines a network identifier of this networked devices based on the request, and searches a mapping table for the network address of the corresponding configuration server using the network identifier of the networked device. The mapping server then provides the network address of the corresponding configuration server to the networked device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Schneider
  • Patent number: 8966594
    Abstract: A first application that is hosted by a first machine receives a login request from a user. The first application requests authentication verification from a second application that is hosted by a second machine. The first application authenticates the user if the user was authenticated by the second application, wherein the user can be authenticated by both the first application and the second application after having provided authentication credentials to one of the first application or the second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Schneider
  • Patent number: 8959618
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for managing the expiration of a password. In one embodiment, the method comprises determining whether a behavior anomaly associated with an account has occurred. In response to a determination that the behavior anomaly has occurred, the method expires a password associated with the account and forces the password be changed the next time the password is presented for accessing the account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Schneider
  • Patent number: 8943493
    Abstract: Some embodiments of automating application deployment have been presented. In one embodiment, a production repository is created in a federated source code management system to accept software from only a single committer. The production repository is coupled to a set of repositories. Platform management infrastructure monitors the production repository for changes to the software. Further, the platform management infrastructure may automatically push the changes to one or more repositories affected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Schneider
  • Publication number: 20140344285
    Abstract: String hashing using a random number generator is disclosed. A method of implementations includes dividing an input stream provided to a hashing module into a plurality of subsets of bits, wherein each subset comprises a same number of bits and wherein each of the subsets of bits comprises an overlapping subset, augmenting a subset of the subsets of bits with a constant, entangling, by a mixer of the hashing module, the subset by an output of a number generator, adding a result of the entangling to an accumulator of the hashing module, repeating the augmenting, the entangling, and the adding on at least a portion of a next sequential subset of the subset of bits, and when all of the subsets of bits have been processed, returning a value in the accumulator as a hash result value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: James P. Schneider
  • Patent number: 8881172
    Abstract: A method and system for managing configuration interfaces. In one embodiment, a system includes a user interface for receiving a user login, causing a configuration process to be invoked, and receiving user input for managing the configuration process. A log file is used to store log file information in response to the received user input for managing the configuration process. The log file can be used by a process monitor to determine if there is any recent user activity. The process monitor can determine whether the log file has been changed in response to the received user input during a specific time interval. In response to a determination that the log file has not been changed in response to the received user input during the specific time interval, the process monitor can terminate the configuration process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Schneider
  • Patent number: 8863151
    Abstract: A request to post a message to a destination is intercepted in an operating environment in which processes communicate via message queues. Message content and requester information associated with the request is evaluated to determine whether the message is to be posted. The message is posted to a message queue of the destination if the message is to be posted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Schneider
  • Patent number: 8813069
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a method and an apparatus to migrate functionalities across systems have been presented. In one embodiment, a system call from an application running on a first system is detected. The first system has a first version of an operating system, but the system call requires a functionality that is not available in the first version of the operating system. The functionality is available in a second version of the operating system running on a second system. Therefore, the system call is reflected from the first system to the second system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Schneider
  • Patent number: 8812570
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a mechanism for string hashing using a random number generator is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes dividing an input stream provided to a hashing module into a plurality of subsets of ā€˜nā€™ bits, entangling, by a mixer of the hashing module, one of the subsets of ā€˜nā€™ bits by a next sequential output of a pseudo-random number generator (PRNG), adding a product of the entangling to an accumulator of the hashing module, repeating the entangling and adding until all subsets of the plurality of subsets have been processed, and returning a value in the accumulator as a hash result value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Schneider