Patents by Inventor Jay Walker

Jay Walker 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: 10349995
    Abstract: A method of treating scoliosis in a subject includes securing a scoliosis treatment device to first and second locations on the subject's skeletal system, the scoliosis treatment device including a first portion, a second portion moveably mounted relative to the first portion, and an adjustment device disposed on the device and configured to change a distraction force between the first location and the second location, the adjustment device including a rotationally mounted magnetic element configured to move the second portion relative to the first portion in response to rotation of the magnetic element. An external adjustment device is provided external to the subject and is able to adjust the distraction force between the first location and second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NuVasive Specialized Orthopedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Blair Walker, Scott Pool, Jay R. McCoy, Arvin Chang
  • Patent number: 10349212
    Abstract: An electronic device is operated by determining its location on a body of a human or an animal, as an ending point of a path from another electronic device. The path is predetermined by measuring at multiple frequencies, a property indicative of loss of an AC signal that propagates through the body along the path between the pair of electronic devices, to obtain measurements. The multiple measurements are thereafter used to select a particular path through the body, from among a group of paths through the body which are characterized in one or more training phases, e.g. by use of a classifier. After a particular path through the body is identified, based on an ending point of the particular path, an electronic device at that ending point is configured, e.g. by turning on or turning off a specific sensor, or by setting a rate of transmission of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert Scott Tartz, Jay Steven King, Aniket Arun Vartak, Virginia Walker Keating
  • Patent number: 9430860
    Abstract: A system (and corresponding method) is provided that enables virtual spaces to be created based upon user activity and populated with users associated with, interested in or active within the same areas as the user, thus facilitating serendipitous interactions and exchange of knowledge. The system dynamically binds user representations (e.g., avatars, links) into a virtual space that is associated with an activity or topic. Essentially, the system is capable of dynamically gathering or generating representations of users associated with a workflow or tasks within an activity, project or topic thereby enhancing collaboration between users with regard to communications as well as generation and sharing of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Jay Walker, Lisa Louise Bobbitt, Henry William Morrison, IV
  • Publication number: 20160196405
    Abstract: The present invention is a software, methods, and system for creating and editing a medical logistics simulation model and for presenting the simulation model simulated within a military or disaster relief scenario. A user interface that allows a user to enter and edit platforms and associated attributes for a simulation model. The system runs the simulation model based on user input and historical data stored in databases using the inventive software. The present invention provides an output for allowing a user to view casualty rates, patient streams, and medical requirements or any other desired aspect of the simulation model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: The United States of American as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Michael Galameau, Vern Wing, Jonny Brock, Edwin D'Souza, Trevor Elkins, Ray Mitchell, Tracy Negus, Ralph Nix, Jay Walker, James Zouris, Chirstopher G. Blood
  • Patent number: 9056337
    Abstract: The disclosure shows a device and method for automating the cleaning/sanitizing of the water and ice making system on a blended ice machine. The method eliminates the need to disassemble the unit in order to gain system access points to introduce cleaning and or sanitizing solutions. The method also automates the sequence of events required to insure cleaning is done according to a proven method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: THE DELFIELD COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Darrel Jay Walker, James Wallace Brown, Travis James Krchmar
  • Publication number: 20140333652
    Abstract: A system (and corresponding method) is provided that enables virtual spaces to be created based upon user activity and populated with users associated with, interested in or active within the same areas as the user, thus facilitating serendipitous interactions and exchange of knowledge. The system dynamically binds user representations (e.g., avatars, links) into a virtual space that is associated with an activity or topic. Essentially, the system is capable of dynamically gathering or generating representations of users associated with a workflow or tasks within an activity, project or topic thereby enhancing collaboration between users with regard to communications as well as generation and sharing of data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Douglas Jay Walker, Lisa Louise Bobbitt, Henry William Morrison, IV
  • Publication number: 20140326003
    Abstract: The food storage device of the present disclosure includes a cover that can be connected to a food pan, and which at least partially separates refrigerant coils from surrounding insulating foam. This helps to prevent corrosion of the coils caused by condensation reacting with insulating foam, and also helps to prevent the coils from separating from the pan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: THE DELFIELD COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Darrel Jay WALKER, Harry Edward WING, Travis James KRCHMAR
  • Patent number: 8863992
    Abstract: An ice portion control module is provided that includes an ice bin for storing ice having a base in the ice bin having one or more portion control compartments and one or more magnets associated with the one or more portion control compartments, the one or more portion control compartments having an interior volume to hold a predetermined portion of the ice, an actuator which moves the one or more portion control compartments between a fill position wherein the one or more portion control compartments holds the ice, and a dispense position wherein the predetermined portion of the ice is dispensed out of the one or more portion control compartments, and a sensor outside of the ice bin that detects the one or more magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: The Delfield Company, LLC
    Inventors: Harry Edward Wing, Kenneth Lee Lundberg, Darrel Jay Walker, Travis James Krchmar
  • Patent number: 8832152
    Abstract: Each data file of a distributed file system is identified by a corresponding globally-unique object identifier that is independent of any attribute of the data file. A node in the distributed file system has a file system that includes a plurality of directory entries, where each directory entry has a file name field, an attributes field, and an object identifier field configured for specifying a globally-unique object identifier. The globally-unique object identifier is universally reachable by any node of the distributed file system and uniquely identifies the data file, enabling the data file to be universally identifiable by any node based on the corresponding object identifier. The data file can be stored independently of a device file system based on providing a resolution between the data file name and its object identifier, followed by a resolution between the object identifier and a selected location for the data file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan C. Turner, John Toebes, Douglas Jay Walker
  • Patent number: 8817022
    Abstract: A system (and corresponding method) is provided that enables virtual spaces to be created based upon user activity and populated with users associated with, interested in or active within the same areas as the user, thus facilitating serendipitous interactions and exchange of knowledge. The system dynamically binds user representations (e.g., avatars, links) into a virtual space that is associated with an activity or topic. Essentially, the system is capable of dynamically gathering or generating representations of users associated with a workflow or tasks within an activity, project or topic thereby enhancing collaboration between users with regard to communications as well as generation and sharing of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Jay Walker, Lisa Louise Bobbitt, Henry William Morrison, IV
  • Patent number: 8639816
    Abstract: A network provides distributed computing services based on participation in respective resource groups by computing nodes, each resource group including a corresponding resource requirement for any computing node that joins the corresponding resource group for execution of the corresponding distributed computing service. Each computing node, in response to determining its corresponding available node capacity, is configured for selectively creating and joining at least one new resource group for execution of a corresponding distributed computing service having a corresponding resource requirement, and/or selectively joining at least one of the available resource groups, based on the corresponding available node capacity satisfying the corresponding resource requirement. Each computing node also is configured for selectively leaving any one of the joined resource groups based on determined conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan C. Turner, John Toebes, Douglas Jay Walker
  • Publication number: 20130342534
    Abstract: A system (and corresponding method) is provided that enables virtual spaces to be created based upon user activity and populated with users associated with, interested in or active within the same areas as the user, thus facilitating serendipitous interactions and exchange of knowledge. The system dynamically binds user representations (e.g., avatars, links) into a virtual space that is associated with an activity or topic. Essentially, the system is capable of dynamically gathering or generating representations of users associated with a workflow or tasks within an activity, project or topic thereby enhancing collaboration between users with regard to communications as well as generation and sharing of data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Jay Walker, Lisa Louise Bobbitt, Henry William Morrison, IV
  • Publication number: 20130290264
    Abstract: Each data file of a distributed file system is identified by a corresponding globally-unique object identifier that is independent of any attribute of the data file. A node in the distributed file system has a file system that includes a plurality of directory entries, where each directory entry has a file name field, an attributes field, and an object identifier field configured for specifying a globally-unique object identifier. The globally-unique object identifier is universally reachable by any node of the distributed file system and uniquely identifies the data file, enabling the data file to be universally identifiable by any node based on the corresponding object identifier. The data file can be stored independently of a device file system based on providing a resolution between the data file name and its object identifier, followed by a resolution between the object identifier and a selected location for the data file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Bryan C. TURNER, John TOEBES, Douglas Jay WALKER
  • Patent number: 8531447
    Abstract: A system (and corresponding method) is provided that enables virtual spaces to be created based upon user activity and populated with users associated with, interested in or active within the same areas as the user, thus facilitating serendipitous interactions and exchange of knowledge. The system dynamically binds user representations (e.g., avatars, links) into a virtual space that is associated with an activity or topic. Essentially, the system is capable of dynamically gathering or generating representations of users associated with a workflow or tasks within an activity, project or topic thereby enhancing collaboration between users with regard to communications as well as generation and sharing of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Jay Walker, Lisa Louise Bobbitt, William Henry Morrison, IV
  • Patent number: 8489658
    Abstract: Each data file of a distributed file system is identified by a corresponding globally-unique object identifier that is independent of any attribute of the data file. A node in the distributed file system has a file system that includes a plurality of directory entries, where each directory entry has a file name field, an attributes field, and an object identifier field configured for specifying a globally-unique object identifier. The globally-unique object identifier is universally reachable by any node of the distributed file system and uniquely identifies the data file, enabling the data file to be universally identifiable by any node based on the corresponding object identifier. The data file can be stored independently of a device file system based on providing a resolution between the data file name and its object identifier, followed by a resolution between the object identifier and a selected location for the data file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan C. Turner, John Toebes, Douglas Jay Walker
  • Patent number: 8437281
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving data that indicates a maximum number of end nodes with which to set up real-time data sessions that is less than a conference number of nodes whose data is mixed in a single real-time data conference. Real-time data sessions are established with a connected set of a connected number of nodes not greater than the maximum number. A mix of the real-time data received from the connected set is presented to a user of the first node. Local real-time data is received from a user. The received real-time data is distributed by mixing and sending. This includes, for each individual node in the connected set, mixing received local real-time data with real-time data received from other nodes in the connected set different from the individual node to form individual mixed real-time data, and sending the individual mixed real-time data to the individual node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Jay Walker, Bryan Turner, Charles L. Baker
  • Patent number: 8407256
    Abstract: Each data file of a distributed file system is identified by a corresponding globally-unique object identifier that is independent of any attribute of the data file. A node in the distributed file system has a file system that includes a plurality of directory entries, where each directory entry has a file name field, an attributes field, and an object identifier field configured for specifying a globally-unique object identifier. The globally-unique object identifier is universally reachable by any node of the distributed file system and uniquely identifies the data file, enabling the data file to be universally identifiable by any node based on the corresponding object identifier. The data file can be stored independently of a device file system based on providing a resolution between the data file name and its object identifier, followed by a resolution between the object identifier and a selected location for the data file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan C. Turner, John Toebes, Douglas Jay Walker
  • Patent number: 8381024
    Abstract: Distributed data, having been stored in a distributed storage system as a collection of distributed data elements, is recovered based on connection of multiple user nodes, each user node having stored selected distributed data elements as a corresponding portion of the distributed data during replication of the distributed data elements throughout the distributed storage system. Each distributed data element is identifiable by a corresponding unique object identifier (OID). Each user node includes a discovery resource for discovering reachable user nodes, a local cache configured for identifying at least the corresponding portion of the distributed data based on the respective OIDs, and an identification service module configured for resolving a data object to a corresponding OID, via the corresponding local cache, or based on sending a query to the reachable user nodes. Hence, user nodes can recover distributed data based on exchanging resolution information and OID information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan C. Turner, John Toebes, Douglas Jay Walker
  • Publication number: 20120323964
    Abstract: Each data file of a distributed file system is identified by a corresponding globally-unique object identifier that is independent of any attribute of the data file. A node in the distributed file system has a file system that includes a plurality of directory entries, where each directory entry has a file name field, an attributes field, and an object identifier field configured for specifying a globally-unique object identifier. The globally-unique object identifier is universally reachable by any node of the distributed file system and uniquely identifies the data file, enabling the data file to be universally identifiable by any node based on the corresponding object identifier. The data file can be stored independently of a device file system based on providing a resolution between the data file name and its object identifier, followed by a resolution between the object identifier and a selected location for the data file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Bryan C. Turner, John Toebes, Douglas Jay Walker
  • Publication number: 20120271944
    Abstract: A network provides distributed computing services based on participation in respective resource groups by computing nodes, each resource group including a corresponding resource requirement for any computing node that joins the corresponding resource group for execution of the corresponding distributed computing service. Each computing node, in response to determining its corresponding available node capacity, is configured for selectively creating and joining at least one new resource group for execution of a corresponding distributed computing service having a corresponding resource requirement, and/or selectively joining at least one of the available resource groups, based on the corresponding available node capacity satisfying the corresponding resource requirement. Each computing node also is configured for selectively leaving any one of the joined resource groups based on determined conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Bryan C. TURNER, John TOEBES, Douglas Jay WALKER