Patents by Inventor John Clark

John Clark 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: 10389762
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a method, system and apparatus for causing a communication client to join a media-over-packet communication session. The method comprises receiving from a communication client an indication indicative of a desire of the communication client to establish a communication session, the communication client being registered in association with a user account. The method further comprises determining if there exists at least one active communication session established with at least one other communication client registered in association with the user account. Responsive to determining that there does exist at least one active communication session, the method further comprises causing the communication client to join at least one of the at least one active communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: BCE INC.
    Inventors: David William Clark, Jonathan Allan Arsenault, Jeffrey William Dawson, Eric John Wolf
  • Patent number: 10387660
    Abstract: A system or method for encryption of data includes a light source, a random optical element and a light detection element. The light source is arranged to transmit an input data signal to the random optical element. The light source is incident on the random optical element such that the input data signal is randomly scattered by the random optical element to generate an image at on the detector disposed at an output of the random optical element. The image received by the detector is applied to a compressive sensing algorithm to generate a transfer function. The transfer function defines a relationship between the input data signal and the image to enable estimation and reconstruction of the input data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Gabriel Carlisle Birch, Charles Fredrick LaCasse, IV, John Clark Griffin, Christian Turner, Amber Lynn Dagel, Bryana Lynn Woo
  • Patent number: 10389693
    Abstract: Examples described herein include receiving a key request from a requestor, determining a validity of the key request, and sending the key to the requestor based on the determination of the validity of the key request. In some examples, the key request is for a key to an encrypted disk partition of a protected computing device and comprises a unique identifier associated with the encrypted disk partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Robert Graham Clark, Timothy John Kelsey, Bryan Stephenson, Douglas Chivers
  • Patent number: 10388497
    Abstract: A portable ion mobility spectrometry apparatus (1) for detecting an aerosol and a method for using the apparatus. The apparatus comprises an ion mobility spectrometer (3); a portable power source (5) carried by the apparatus for providing power to the apparatus (1); an inlet (7) for collecting a flow of air to be tested by the spectrometer (3); a heater (4) configured to heat the air to be tested to vaporize an aerosol carried by the air and a controller (2) configured to control the spectrometer (3) to obtain samples from the heated air, wherein the controller is configured to increase a heat output from the heater (4) for a selected time period before obtaining samples from the heated air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SMITHS DETECTION-WATFORD LIMITED
    Inventors: David Sharp, Alastair Clark, William Munro, Paul Arnold, John FitzGerald, David Cutmore, Rod Wilson
  • Patent number: 10382211
    Abstract: A machine has a processor and a network interface circuit connected to the processor to provide network connectivity to a client device. A memory is connected to the processor. The memory stores instructions executed by the processor to implement a persona management service that operates to receive a request for a new email account from the client device. A new email account is created in response to the request. Cryptographic credentials for the new email account are received from the client device. The cryptographic credentials are sent to a certificate authority. A certificate authority validation is received from the certificate authority. The new email account with a cryptographic credential from the certificate authority is registered. The cryptographic credential is conveyed to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Anonyome Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Ashley, Steve Shillingford, Simon Gee, John David Mumford, Greg Clark
  • Publication number: 20190244464
    Abstract: A banknote validator having a housing, a validation sensor; and a banknote drive mechanism. The banknote drive mechanism may be arranged to transport a banknote from an input aperture to a stacking device. The banknote drive mechanism may delimit a first banknote pathway proximal to an input aperture, and a second banknote pathway proximal to the stacking device. A pivotable security gate arrangement may be included that is resiliently biased to project into the second banknote pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Innovative Technology Limited
    Inventors: Martin Sackfield, John Tillson, Daniel Russell, Paul Clark
  • Publication number: 20190244271
    Abstract: Computer vision and image characteristic search is described. The described system leverages visual search techniques by determining visual characteristics of objects depicted in images and comparing the determined characteristics to visual characteristics of other images, e.g., to identify similar visual characteristics in the other images. In some aspects, the described system performs searches that leverage a digital image as part of a search query to locate digital content of interest. In some aspects, the described system surfaces multiple user interface instrumentalities that include images of patterns, textures, or materials and that are selectable to initiate a visual search of digital content having a similar pattern, texture, or material. The described aspects also include pattern-based authentication in which the system determines authenticity of an item in an image based on a similarity of its visual characteristics to visual characteristics of known authentic items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Robinson Piramuthu, Timothy Samuel Keefer, Kenneth Clark Crookston, Ashmeet Singh Rekhi, Niaz Ahamed Khaja Nazimudeen, Padmapriya Gudipati, Shane Lin, John F. Weigel, Fujun Zhong, Suchitra Ramesh, Mohammadhadi Kiapour, Shuai Zheng, Alberto Ordonez Pereira, Ravindra Surya Lanka, Md Atiq ul Islam, Nicholas Anthony Whyte, Giridharan Iyengar, Bryan Allen Plummer
  • Patent number: 10363568
    Abstract: An adhesive dispensing system and method of dispensing liquid material are disclosed. The adhesive dispensing system includes an adhesive dispensing module receiving hot melt adhesive through the inlet at a low pressure and rapidly developing high pressure at an outlet to thereby jet the hot melt adhesive therefrom. The system also includes a pressure container containing a supply of hot melt adhesive and configured to melt or maintain a heated temperature of the hot melt adhesive. A low pressure liquid passageway communicates between the adhesive dispensing module and the pressure container. The system also includes a pressurized air source in fluid communication with the adhesive dispensing module to operate the adhesive dispensing module by moving a piston to generate high pressure at the outlet of a nozzle for jetting hot melt adhesive as a discrete volume toward a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Justin A. Clark, John M. Riney, Edward C. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10357796
    Abstract: A melter for heating and melting particulate hot melt adhesive into a liquefied form is disclosed. The melter includes a heated receiving device having an interior with an inlet configured to receive the particulate hot melt adhesive and an outlet. A flexible hopper holds a supply of the particulate hot melt adhesive and a particulate hot melt adhesive feed device allows the particulate hot melt adhesive to be directed from the flexible hopper to the inlet of the heated receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher R. Chastine, Justin A. Clark, Peter W. Estelle, Howard B. Evans, Charles P. Ganzer, Manuel A. Guerrero, Enes Ramosevac, John M. Riney, Sang Hyub Shin, Leslie J. Varga
  • Patent number: 10356052
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable storage medium has instructions executed by a processor to host a proxy identity depot service application program interface to provide communication channels for proxy identity enabled applications operative on client devices. A proxy identity depot has a proxy identity management service, a proxy identity reputation service and a proxy identity transfer service. The proxy identity depot includes proxy identities for a real user, where each proxy identity has its own identity attributes to protect primary identity attributes of the real user and thereby each proxy identity is operative as a personal privacy proxy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Anonyome Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Ashley, Steve Shillingford, John David Mumford, Simon Gee, Greg Clark
  • Publication number: 20190211352
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: JENNIFER BARRY, CATHERINE CLARK, RYAN GERBER, AMY LUM, JOHN MATHIS, AZALEA ONG, BROOKE PETERSON-BURCH, THOMAS C. WOLFE, WEIPING XIE, NASSER YALPANI, XIAOHONG ZHONG
  • Publication number: 20190214163
    Abstract: Two electromagnetic interference (EMI) controlling tape application methodologies for unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable include Fixed Tape Control (FTC) and Oscillating Tape Control (OTC). In FTC, tape application angle and edge placement are controlled to maintain position of the tape edges over a base of nonconductive filler in the cable. In OTC, the tape application angle is continuously varied, resulting in crossing of the tape edges over all of the pairs of conductors with varying periodicity. In both implementations, the filler allows a cylindrical shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew John Wehrli, William Thomas Clark, Galen Mark Gareis, Douglas David Brenneke
  • Publication number: 20190203514
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism comprising first and second members rotatable relative to one another about a hinge axis from a first to a second position; and a biasing arrangement operative to adopt an active mode to bias the first and second members into at least one relative position and operative to adopt an inactive mode where the biasing arrangement does not provide bias to the first or second members to undergo relative rotation, wherein the biasing arrangement remains in the inactive mode on relative rotation of the first and second members through a first selected angular displacement between the first position and the second position, and is in the active mode on relative rotation of the first and second members through a second selected angular displacement between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony John Clark, Richard Escane
  • Publication number: 20190205962
    Abstract: Computer vision and image characteristic search is described. The described system leverages visual search techniques by determining visual characteristics of objects depicted in images and comparing the determined characteristics to visual characteristics of other images, e.g., to identify similar visual characteristics in the other images. In some aspects, the described system performs searches that leverage a digital image as part of a search query to locate digital content of interest. In some aspects, the described system surfaces multiple user interface instrumentalities that include images of patterns, textures, or materials and that are selectable to initiate a visual search of digital content having a similar pattern, texture, or material. The described aspects also include pattern-based authentication in which the system determines authenticity of an item in an image based on a similarity of its visual characteristics to visual characteristics of known authentic items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Robinson Piramuthu, Timothy Samuel Keefer, Kenneth Clark Crookston, Ashmeet Singh Rekhi, Niaz Ahamed Khaja Nazimudeen, Padmapriya Gudipati, Shane Lin, John F. Weigel, Fujun Zhong, Suchitra Ramesh, Mohammadhadi Kiapour, Shuai Zheng, Alberto Ordonez Pereira, Ravindra Surya Lanka, Md Atiq ul Islam, Nicholas Anthony Whyte, Giridharan Iyengar, Bryan Allen Plummer
  • Patent number: 10335130
    Abstract: A surgical retrieval apparatus includes an elongate tubular member having a drive rod slidably disposed therein. A support member is operably coupled to a distal end of the drive rod. A pouch is attached to the support member and has a closed end and an open end. The pouch may be releasably coupled to the support member. An end effector is repositionable with respect to a longitudinal axis of the tubular member. The support member may include an expandable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Anthony L. Ceniccola, Margaret Uznanski, Mark Peter Rogers, Brandon Wesley Craft, Natalie Scott, Nicholas John Collier, Charlotte Adele Clark
  • Patent number: 10336950
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are scavenging and antifouling compositions useful in applications relating to the production, transportation, storage, and separation of crude oil and natural gas. Also disclosed herein are methods of using the compositions as scavengers and antifoulants, particularly in applications relating to the production, transportation, storage, and separation of crude oil and natural gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Aaron Trevino, Jeffery Caleb Clark, Lawrence John Karas, Geeta Rana, Vyacheslav Boyarskikh
  • Publication number: 20190195032
    Abstract: The invention provides a system for handling gas in a riser. The system comprises a riser flow spool, a riser isolation device and an upper riser disconnect assembly wherein at least the riser flow spool is connected to the riser below a riser tension ring and the upper riser disconnect assembly is located above the riser tension ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Alan Murray Clark, Alan John Reid, Ian McQueen Allan, Graham Paterson Birkett
  • Patent number: 10328420
    Abstract: Crystalline zeolites having a FER framework type wherein the crystallites have a dimension in the c-axis of about 500 nanometers (nm) or less, a method for their preparation and a process for the co-production of acetic acid and dimethyl ether comprising the step of contacting methyl acetate and methanol in the presence of catalysts comprising the crystalline zeolites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: BP Chemicals Limited
    Inventors: Thomas Edward Clark, Evert Jan Ditzel, David John Law, Bruce Leo Williams
  • Publication number: 20190184870
    Abstract: A vehicle seat having a vehicle seat base comprising a generally concave seat pan (4) and side plates (16) fixed to the seat pan for mounting the seat pan to the vehicle wherein the seat pan has, all relative to the direction of movement of the vehicle, a front face, a rear face, two lateral side faces and a bottom face, and wherein the side plates extend from the front towards the rear of the seat pan and are bonded to the lateral side faces along at least part of the length of each of the side plates. This produces a lightweight yet rigid seat base which enables a low block height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Stuart Edward CLARK, Andrew John SMITH
  • Publication number: 20190184871
    Abstract: A seat back for a vehicle seat comprising a panel (4) and a frame structure (6, 8, 10), the frame structure being formed of two metal tubes (6, 8) having first ends joined together by a crossmember ((10) and second ends joined together by a first member to form a tapering framework which is wide at the bottom of the seat back and narrow at the top of the seat back, wherein there is no cross-bracing of the frame between the top and bottom of the seat back. The framework is mounted to the panel such that in use the second ends are positioned near the lower portion of the seat back and the first ends are positioned towards the upper portion of the seat back.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Stuart Edward CLARK, Andrew John SMITH