Patents by Inventor John D. Coleman

John D. Coleman 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: 20200028578
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software described herein provide enhancements for deploying applications in spaceborne and airborne devices. In one example, a satellite device includes one or more sensor systems, a communication interface, and a virtualized execution system. The virtualized execution system is configured to receive state information via the communication interface from at least a peer device related to execution of one or more software payloads by the peer device, and execute one or more virtual nodes based at least on the state information to employ the one or more sensor systems and establish imaging data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Vector Launch Inc.
    Inventors: Shaun B. Coleman, Darren D. Garber, John Edward Metzger
  • Patent number: 10491710
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software described herein provide enhancements for spaceborne and airborne computing platforms. In one example, an airborne computing platform includes a plurality of airborne devices, with one or more of the airborne devices comprising specialized roles defined by at least one among software elements and hardware elements targeted to the specialized roles. Individual ones of the airborne devices are configured to identify tasks to be serviced using one or more of the specialized roles, determine one or more target devices to handle the tasks based at least in part on attributes of the target devices, and transfer at least task instructions for delivery to the target devices for performing the tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Vector Launch Inc.
    Inventors: Shaun B. Coleman, Darren D. Garber, John Edward Metzger, Robert Randall Cleave
  • Publication number: 20190149634
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software described herein provide enhancements for spaceborne and airborne computing platforms. In one example, an airborne computing platform includes a plurality of airborne devices, with one or more of the airborne devices comprising specialized roles defined by at least one among software elements and hardware elements targeted to the specialized roles. Individual ones of the airborne devices are configured to identify tasks to be serviced using one or more of the specialized roles, determine one or more target devices to handle the tasks based at least in part on attributes of the target devices, and transfer at least task instructions for delivery to the target devices for performing the tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Vector Launch Inc.
    Inventors: Shaun B. Coleman, Darren D. Garber, John Edward Metzger, Robert Randall Cleave
  • Patent number: 9229175
    Abstract: Fiber optic assemblies and systems for high-speed data-rate optical transport systems are disclosed that allow for optically interconnecting active assemblies to a trunk cable in a polarization-preserving manner. The fiber optic assembly includes at least first and second multifiber connectors each having respective pluralities of first and second ports that define respective pluralities of at least first and second groups of at least two ports each. The first and second multifiber connectors are capable of being disposed so that the at least first and second groups of ports are located on respective termination sides of each ferrule. The fiber optic assembly also has a plurality of optical fibers that connect the first and second ports according to a pairings method that maintains polarity between transmit and receive ports of respective active assemblies. At least one of the first and second groups are optically connected without flipping the fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: Ray S. Barnes, John D. Coleman, Alan W. Ugolini
  • Publication number: 20120288233
    Abstract: Fiber optic assemblies and systems for high-speed data-rate optical transport systems are disclosed that allow for optically interconnecting active assemblies to a trunk cable in a polarization-preserving manner. The fiber optic assembly includes at least first and second multifiber connectors each having respective pluralities of first and second ports that define respective pluralities of at least first and second groups of at least two ports each. The first and second multifiber connectors are capable of being disposed so that the at least first and second groups of ports are located on respective termination sides of each ferrule. The fiber optic assembly also has a plurality of optical fibers that connect the first and second ports according to a pairings method that maintains polarity between transmit and receive ports of respective active assemblies. At least one of the first and second groups are optically connected without flipping the fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Ray S. Barnes, John D. Coleman, Alan W. Ugolini
  • Patent number: 8251591
    Abstract: Fiber optic assemblies and systems for high-speed data-rate optical transport systems are disclosed that allow for optically interconnecting active assemblies to a trunk cable in a polarization-preserving manner. The fiber optic assembly includes at least first and second multifiber connectors each having respective pluralities of first and second ports that define respective pluralities of at least first and second groups of at least two ports each. The first and second multifiber connectors are capable of being disposed so that the at least first and second groups of ports are located on respective termination sides of each ferrule. The fiber optic assembly also has a plurality of optical fibers that connect the first and second ports according to a pairings method that maintains polarity between transmit and receive ports of respective active assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems
    Inventors: Ray S. Barnes, John D. Coleman, Alan W. Ugolini
  • Patent number: 8009959
    Abstract: Optical interconnection methods for high-speed data-rate optical transport systems are disclosed that optically interconnect active assemblies to a fiber optic cable in a polarization-preserving manner. The methods include defining active-assembly-wise connector ports that connect to active assembly transmit and receive ports, and defining or establishing a pairings method between the active-assembly-wise connector ports. In a first optical interconnection assembly, an active-assembly-wise port is optically connected to a cable-wise port. In the second optical interconnection assembly, the cable-wise port that corresponds to the connected cable-wise port in the first optical interconnection assembly is optically connected to a select active-assembly-wise port as defined by the pairings method. The optical connection process is then repeated from the second to the first optical interconnection assembly. The optical interconnection acts are repeated until all of the active-assembly-wise ports are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: Ray S. Barnes, John D. Coleman, Alan W. Ugolini
  • Publication number: 20100322554
    Abstract: Optical interconnection methods for high-speed data-rate optical transport systems are disclosed that optically interconnect active assemblies to a fiber optic cable in a polarization-preserving manner. The methods include defining active-assembly-wise connector ports that connect to active assembly transmit and receive ports, and defining or establishing a pairings method between the active-assembly-wise connector ports. In a first optical interconnection assembly, an active-assembly-wise port is optically connected to a cable-wise port. In the second optical interconnection assembly, the cable-wise port that corresponds to the connected cable-wise port in the first optical interconnection assembly is optically connected to a select active-assembly-wise port as defined by the pairings method. The optical connection process is then repeated from the second to the first optical interconnection assembly. The optical interconnection acts are repeated until all of the active-assembly-wise ports are connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Ray S. Barnes, John D. Coleman, Alan W. Ugolini
  • Publication number: 20100322562
    Abstract: Fiber optic assemblies and systems for high-speed data-rate optical transport systems are disclosed that allow for optically interconnecting active assemblies to a trunk cable in a polarization-preserving manner. The fiber optic assembly includes at least first and second multifiber connectors each having respective pluralities of first and second ports that define respective pluralities of at least first and second groups of at least two ports each. The first and second multifiber connectors are capable of being disposed so that the at least first and second groups of ports are located on respective termination sides of each ferrule. The fiber optic assembly also has a plurality of optical fibers that connect the first and second ports according to a pairings method that maintains polarity between transmit and receive ports of respective active assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Ray S. Barnes, John D. Coleman, Alan W. Ugolini
  • Patent number: 7274293
    Abstract: A cable lock device includes a housing, a tampering subsystem, and a cable having a first end and a second end. The first end is attached to the housing and is electrically connected to the tampering subsystem and the second end is selectively attached to the housing. In addition, a switch is disposed within the housing and is electrically connected to the tampering subsystem. The switch is movable between an open state and a closed state to indicate when the second end is attached to the housing. The tampering subsystem includes control circuitry that monitors the position of the switch and the status of the cable to detect removal of the second end from the housing and/or severance of the cable. The control circuitry relays status information of the cable lock device to a control unit via a transmitter to alert a property owner of a security breach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Bradus, Lawrence E Milburn, James B Watson, Peter W Bressler, John D Coleman, David Schiff
  • Patent number: 7068176
    Abstract: A smoke detector having a sound quality enhancement chamber for increasing the sound quality of alarms produced by a sound producing device in the smoke detector. In at least one embodiment, the sound quality enhancement chamber is formed by a housing and a plate such that the chamber is in communication with a sound producing device, which may be a speaker, for producing sounds, such as a human voice, with enhanced quality. The sound quality enhancement chamber acts as a spring and increases the quality of the sounds produced by the sound producing device of the smoke detector. In at least one embodiment, the sound quality enhancement chamber enables a smoke detector to emit a parent's voice that is clear and easily understandable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: SignalOne Safety, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Bruce Black, John D. Coleman, Matthew P. Lyons, Mathieu D. D. Turpault
  • Patent number: 6918891
    Abstract: A safety needle assembly has a hub and a needle cannula that projects distally from the hub. A shield is mounted on the needle cannula and can move from a proximal position adjacent the hub and a distal position for shielding the tip of the needle cannula. A fin projects from the hub to facilitate digital manipulation of the needle assembly. A proximal arm is hinged to the hub and a distal arm is hinged to both the proximal arm and the shield. The proximal arm is releasably engaged with the fin when the shield is in the proximal position. However, digital forces on the arms enables the shield to be propelled to the distal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Inventors: Peter Bressler, John D. Coleman, Mathieu Turpault
  • Patent number: 6881202
    Abstract: A shieldable winged needle assembly includes a hub and a cannula projecting distally beyond the hub. A spring is telescoped over the cannula and engages with or into distal portions of the hub. A hub guide projects radially out from the hub. A first wing includes a center sleeve rotationally mounted on the hub and axially movable along the hub when a slot formed in the center sleeve aligns with the hub guide. A second wing has proximal and distal sleeves mounted at opposite ends of the center sleeve. The proximal and distal sleeves each are rotationally mounted relative to the hub and each include slots that enable sliding movement of the hub guide when the slots of the second wing align with the slot of the first wing. The spring propels the cannula and hub into a shielding position when the slots of the wings are rotated into alignment with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: John D. Coleman, Peter Bressler, Jordan DeLiso, Bradley M. Wilkinson, Mathieu Turpault
  • Patent number: D512297
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Onity, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Georges Metivier, Arnon Alexander, Jonathan P. Payne, John D. Coleman, Peter D. Byar
  • Patent number: D512898
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: Onity, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Georges Metivier, Arnon Alexander, Jonathan P. Payne, John D. Coleman, Peter D. Byar
  • Patent number: D520848
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Onity, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Georges Metivier, Arnon Alexander, Jonathan P. Payne, John D. Coleman, Peter D. Byar
  • Patent number: D525109
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: James B. Watson, Peter W. Bressler, John D. Coleman
  • Patent number: D526556
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Onity, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Georges Metivier, Arnon Alexander, Jonathan P. Payne, John D. Coleman, Peter D. Byar
  • Patent number: D532421
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Onity, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Georges Metivier, Arnon Alexander, Jonathan P. Payne, John D. Coleman, Peter D. Byar
  • Patent number: D828187
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: FARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel J. O'Neill, Thomas William Murray, Christopher John Murray, Jonathan D. Albert, John D. Coleman