Patents by Inventor John Carroll

John Carroll 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: 20240170256
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an apparatus for a plasma processing system is provided. The apparatus includes a conductive conical frustum having an open top base, an open bottom base, and a surface area coupling the open top base to the open bottom base. A conductive cylinder is positioned within the conductive conical frustum with a closed bottom base and an open top base. The open top base of the conductive cylinder is connected to sidewalls of the open top base of the conductive conical frustum. The conductive cylinder has a height shorter than the height of the conductive conical frustum. The apparatus is configured to provide a broadband RF transition from a matching network to a resonating structure of the plasma processing system for frequencies ranging between 13 megahertz (MHz) and 220 MHz.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: John Carroll, Jianping Zhao
  • Publication number: 20240126575
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include computer-implemented systems and processes that dynamically and selectively modify portions of a displayed interface to include interface elements that, when selected by a user through a single provided input, initiate a performance of a data exchange in accordance with parameter values consistent with prior initiated data exchanges. For example, a communications device may display, on a display unit, a first interface element representative of a first data exchange and may receive expected values of parameters that characterize the second data exchange. When a determined parameter value is consistent with the expected parameter values, the communications device may modify the first interface element and present, on the display unit, the modified first interface element and a second interface element within the interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Alexander KIRIAKOU, Milos Dunjic, Arthur Carroll Chow, John Jong-Suk Lee, Arun Victor Jagga
  • Publication number: 20240121081
    Abstract: An access control system is disclosed for controlling access to a resource. A request is received by a location attribute policy (LAP) server to access an encrypted resource. The LAP server accesses a resource policy that identifies requirements for granting access to the encrypted resource, such as a list of attributes of the requestor that are required and a dynamic attribute requirement of the requestor. The LAP server receives a cryptographic proof from the computing device that the requestor possesses the attributes and validates the proof based at least on information obtained from a trusted ledger. Once the proof is validated, the LAP server provides a shared secret associated with the dynamic attribute requirement to a decryption algorithm. The decryption algorithm uses the dynamic attribute shared secret in combination with one or more attribute shared secrets from the requestor to generate a decryption key for the encrypted resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Ramarathnam VENKATESAN, Nishanth CHANDRAN, Ganesh ANANTHANARAYANAN, Panagiotis ANTONOPOULOS, Srinath T.V. SETTY, Daniel John CARROLL, JR., Kiran MUTHABATULLA, Yuanchao SHU, Sanjeev MEHROTRA
  • Publication number: 20240119168
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein enable at least one of a plurality of entities to access data protected by a security policy in response to validating respective digital access requests from the entities. The respective digital access requests are received, each comprising a proof. For each request, an encrypted secret share is obtained from a respective ledger database. Each request is validated based at least on the respective encrypted secret share and the proof, without decrypting the respective encrypted secret share. In response to validating all of the requests, a verification that an access criteria of a security policy is met is made. If so, at least one of the entities is provided with access to data protected by the security policy. In an aspect, embodiments enable a blind subpoena to be performed. In another aspect, embodiments enable the at least one entity to access the data for an isolated purpose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Ramarathnam VENKATESAN, Nishanth CHANDRAN, Panagiotis ANTONOPOULOS, Srinath T.V. SETTY, Basil CHERIAN, Daniel John CARROLL, JR., Jason Sydney BARNWELL
  • Publication number: 20240108517
    Abstract: A patterned apertured web is disclosed. The patterned apertured web includes a plurality of land areas in the patterned apertured web and a plurality of apertures defined in the patterned apertured web. At least some land areas of the plurality of land areas surround at least some apertures of the plurality of apertures. The patterned apertured web has an Effective Open Area in the range of about 3% to about 30%, according to the Aperture Test herein. The patterned apertured web has a plurality of Interaperture Distances, according to the Aperture Test herein. The Interaperture Distances have a distribution having a median and a mean.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Timothy Ian MULLANE, Kelyn Anne ARORA, Jill Marlene ORR, Donald Carroll ROE, Jennifer SCHUTTE, John Brian STRUBE, Ann Cecilia TAPP, Rachael Eden WALTHER, Amanda Margaret BICKING, Jennifer Lynn DUSOLD, Margaret Elizabeth PORTER
  • Publication number: 20240099909
    Abstract: A patterned apertured web is disclosed. The patterned apertured web includes a plurality of land areas in the patterned apertured web and a plurality of apertures defined in the patterned apertured web. At least some land areas of the plurality of land areas surround at least some apertures of the plurality of apertures. The patterned apertured web has an Effective Open Area in the range of about 3% to about 30%, according to the Aperture Test herein. The patterned apertured web has a plurality of Interaperture Distances, according to the Aperture Test herein. The Interaperture Distances have a distribution having a median and a mean.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Timothy Ian MULLANE, Kelyn Anne ARORA, Jill Marlene ORR, Donald Carroll ROE, Jennifer SCHUTTE, John Brian STRUBE, Ann Cecilia TAPP, Rachael Eden WALTHER, Amanda Margaret BICKING, Jennifer Lynn DUSOLD, Margaret Elizabeth PORTER
  • Publication number: 20240099908
    Abstract: A patterned apertured web is disclosed. The patterned apertured web includes a plurality of land areas in the patterned apertured web and a plurality of apertures defined in the patterned apertured web. At least some land areas of the plurality of land areas surround at least some apertures of the plurality of apertures. The patterned apertured web has an Effective Open Area in the range of about 3% to about 30%, according to the Aperture Test herein. The patterned apertured web has a plurality of Interaperture Distances, according to the Aperture Test herein. The Interaperture Distances have a distribution having a median and a mean.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Timothy Ian MULLANE, Kelyn Anne ARORA, Jill Marlene ORR, Donald Carroll ROE, Jennifer SCHUTTE, John Brian STRUBE, Ann Cecilia TAPP, Rachael Eden WALTHER, Amanda Margaret BICKING, Jennifer Lynn DUSOLD, Margaret Elizabeth PORTER
  • Patent number: 11935025
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include computer-implemented systems, apparatuses, and processes that perform a real-time delegated approval of initiated data exchanges by network-connected devices. For example, an apparatus determines determine a value of a parameter that characterizes an exchange of data and a first data type involved in the data exchange, and generates and transmits a first signal to a communications device associated with a second data type available for use in the data exchange and associated with the first data type. The apparatus receives, from the communications device, a second signal that includes information indicative of an approval of the second data type for use in the data exchange, and in response to the received approval, the apparatus performs the data exchange using the second data type and in accordance with the parameter value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Milos Dunjic, Perry Aaron Jones Haldenby, Arthur Carroll Chow, David Samuel Tax, John Jong-Suk Lee, Arun Victor Jagga
  • Publication number: 20240082075
    Abstract: A patterned apertured web is disclosed. The patterned apertured web includes a plurality of land areas in the patterned apertured web and a plurality of apertures defined in the patterned apertured web. At least some land areas of the plurality of land areas surround at least some apertures of the plurality of apertures. The patterned apertured web has an Effective Open Area in the range of about 3% to about 30%, according to the Aperture Test herein. The patterned apertured web has a plurality of Interaperture Distances, according to the Aperture Test herein. The Interaperture Distances have a distribution having a median and a mean. The plurality of apertures include a first set of apertures defining a first shape and a second set of apertures defining a second shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Timothy Ian MULLANE, Kelyn Anne ARORA, Jill Marlene ORR, Donald Carroll ROE, Jennifer SCHUTTE, John Brian STRUBE, Ann Cecilia TAPP, Rachael Eden WALTHER, Amanda Margaret BICKING, Jennifer Lynn DUSOLD, Margaret Elizabeth PORTER
  • Patent number: 11928112
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that use a trained process to reply to a request comprising query data defining a query and context data defining contextual factors for the query from a device. The query is answered by one or more selected APIs of a plurality of APIs that invoke respective services to prepare a response. The trained process determines an execution plan responsive to the query data and the context data and is configured using training to define execution plans comprising selected APIs where a particular API is selected for the plan if it answers at least a portion of the query and the selected APIs together prepare the response optimized for the device according to the context data. The plan is provided to an execution component to execute the plan using the selected APIs and send the response to the requesting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Milos Dunjic, Martin Albert Lozon, David Samuel Tax, Arthur Carroll Chow, Peter Glen Nairn, Edward James Hood, John Jong-Suk Lee, Arun Victor Jagga
  • Publication number: 20240074922
    Abstract: A patterned apertured web is disclosed. The patterned apertured web includes a plurality of land areas in the patterned apertured web and a plurality of apertures defined in the patterned apertured web. At least some land areas of the plurality of land areas surround at least some apertures of the plurality of apertures. The patterned apertured web has an Effective Open Area in the range of about 3% to about 30%, according to the Aperture Test herein. The patterned apertured web has a plurality of Interaperture Distances, according to the Aperture Test herein. The Interaperture Distances have a distribution having a median and a mean. The plurality of apertures include a first set of apertures defining a first shape and a second set of apertures defining a second shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventors: Timothy Ian MULLANE, Kelyn Anne ARORA, Jill Marlene ORR, Donald Carroll ROE, Jennifer SCHUTTE, John Brian STRUBE, Ann Cecilia TAPP, Rachael Eden WALTHER, Amanda Margaret BICKING, Jennifer Lynn DUSOLD, Margaret Elizabeth PORTER
  • Patent number: 11914366
    Abstract: Blended operator and autonomous control in an autonomous vehicle, including: receiving sensor data from a plurality of sensors of an autonomous vehicle; determining, based on the sensor data, a degree of autonomous control for each control input of a plurality of control inputs; and applying the degree of autonomous control for each control input of the plurality of control inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: GHOST AUTONOMY INC.
    Inventors: Aaron Carroll, Mario Delgado, Basheer Tome, Noah Shaw, John Hayes, Volkmar Uhlig, Justin Erickson
  • Patent number: 11914902
    Abstract: Shared memory access in a distributed system, including: receiving a memory access request associated with a time value; determining, based on the time value, an entry in a translation lookaside buffer (TLB); and determining, based on the entry, whether to allow the memory access request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: GHOST AUTONOMY INC.
    Inventors: John Hayes, Volkmar Uhlig, Richard A. Swetz, Daniel P. Potts, Aaron Carroll
  • Publication number: 20240021410
    Abstract: A plasma system includes a plasma apparatus including: a plasma chamber; a pedestal configured to hold a substrate in the chamber; and a radio frequency (RF) electrode configured to excite plasma in the chamber; an electromagnetic (EM) circuit block coupled to the RF electrode, the EM circuit block including: a function generator configured to output a broadband RF waveform, the waveform having EM power distributed over a range of frequencies; a broadband amplifier coupled to an output of the function generator, an operating frequency range of the amplifier including the range of frequencies; and a broadband impedance matching network having an input coupled to an output of the broadband amplifier and an output coupled to a terminal of the RF electrode, an operating frequency range of the broadband impedance matching network including the range of frequencies; and a controller configured to adjust an input parameter of the EM circuit block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2022
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicants: Tokyo Electron Limited, Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Jianping Zhao, John Carroll, Charles Schlechte, Peter Lowell George Ventzek
  • Publication number: 20230386789
    Abstract: A method of performing a plasma process includes generating, at an output of a signal generator, a first RF signal at a first frequency. The signal generator is coupled to a plasma chamber through a matching circuit. Based on a feedback from the first RF signal, variable components of the matching circuit are moved to fixed positions. A second RF signal is generated at a second frequency at the output of the signal generator to ignite a plasma within the plasma chamber. In response to detecting the plasma, the signal generator switches to output a third RF signal at the first frequency to sustain the plasma, which is configured to process a substrate loaded into the plasma chamber while holding the matching circuit at the fixed positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Charles Schlechte, Jianping Zhao, John Carroll, Peter Lowell George Ventzek
  • Patent number: 11580239
    Abstract: Access to data and resources in a multi-tenant computing system is managed by tagging the data and resources with attributes, as well as by tagging users with attributes. Tenant-specific access policies are configured. When an access request is received from a workload, a policy decision engine processes the attributes that are tagged to the requesting workload (e.g., user, application, etc.) as well as those tagged to the requested data or resource, given a relevant tenant-specific policy. An access decision is provided in response to the access request, and the access decision can be enforced by a tenant-specific enforcement system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel John Carroll, Jr., Kameshwar Jayaraman, Stuart Kwan, Kartik Tirunelveli Kanakasabesan, Shefali Gulati, Charles Glenn Jeffries, Ganesh Pandey, Roberto Carlos Taboada, Parul Manek, Steven Mark Silverberg
  • Publication number: 20230042339
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an assembly apparatus for assembling components of spacecraft in space. The assembly apparatus comprises: a core platform (7); and a mobile platform (4) comprising an end effector configured to perform an assembly or manufacturing task. The mobile platform (4) is connected to the core platform (7) by a tether (6a). The core platform comprises a body and a coupling element (15a) connected to and extendable from the body (7) such that the coupling element (15a) may be spaced from the body of the core platform (7). The tether (6a) connects the mobile platform (4) to the body (7) via the coupling element (15a). The assembly apparatus further comprises an actuator configured to vary the length of the tether extending between the coupling element and the mobile platform to control the position of the mobile platform relative to the body of the core platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: February 9, 2023
    Inventors: Elie Allouis, Alexander Hall, John Carroll
  • Patent number: 11566194
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to fuel additive compositions including heavy paraffinic distillates and lighter petroleum distillates, in particular with the heavy paraffinic distillates including a mixture of hydrotreated and/or saturated components and solvent-dewaxed and/or branched components. The disclosure further relates to fuel compositions including the fuel additive composition and a liquid or solid combustible fuel. Related methods include methods of making the fuel compositions and methods of burning the fuel compositions. The resulting fuel compositions have several improved combustion properties such as improved combustion efficiency, improved combustion energy/calorie content, reduced sulfur generation, and reduced ash generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Purify Fuels, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Remondini, John Carroll, Harold H. Allen, Jr.
  • Patent number: D1016017
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventors: John Carver Middleton, Will Carroll, Erin Parker, Reuben F. Burch, V, John Ball
  • Patent number: D1020873
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: William Fowler Carroll, II, Daniel John Marsch, Bryant Alan Yee, Andrea Montealegre