Patents by Inventor John Mears

John Mears 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: 20180362532
    Abstract: A series of 1,2,6,7,9,9a-hexahydropyrazino[1,2-d][1,2,4]triazin-4-one derivatives, substituted in the 8-position by an optionally substituted fused bicyclic heteroaromatic group, and in the 3-position by a range of functional groups, being selective inhibitors of phosphatidylinositol-4-kinase III? (PI4KIII?) activity, are beneficial in the treatment and/or prevention of various human ailments, including inflammatory, autoimmune and oncological disorders; viral diseases and malaria; and organ and cell transplant rejection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Helen Tracey Horsley, Richard John Mears, Judi Charlotte Neuss, James Thomas Reuberson
  • Patent number: 9794258
    Abstract: Techniques for managing authorization are disclosed. In one embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a method including receiving, from a centralized authorization service, authorization logic for an application; determining the identity of a user; and, based on the identity of the user, authorizing the use of a particular feature of the application using the received authorization logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventor: John Mears
  • Patent number: 9294511
    Abstract: Out-of-band notifications are used to inform users of clients of security policy enforcement actions, such as enforcement of a data loss prevention (DLP) policy. Code for instantiating a notification agent at a client used by a user is inserted into network traffic inbound to the client. Outbound network traffic sent from the client to a server is monitored for compliance with one or more security policies. If it is determined that the network traffic violates a security policy, an enforcement action is taken. An out-of-band notification message describing the enforcement action is inserted into a response to the outbound network traffic and sent to the client. The notification agent at the client receives the notification message and presents the message to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: David Trent McNair, John Mears, David Shapcott
  • Patent number: 9045263
    Abstract: A child-resistant closure includes a body with a base and a lid, the closure having a locked position in which the lid is held in a closed position and an unlocked position in which the lid is released and can be moved to an open position. The sidewall has one or more pressing pads for moving the closure to the unlocked position. The or each pad is supported on the sidewall by force insulating links which restrict lateral spreading of forces into the sidewall during inward deflection of the pad(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Obrist Closures Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Jamie Fox, Darren John Mears, Stephen Faragher
  • Publication number: 20150082376
    Abstract: Out-of-band notifications are used to inform users of clients of security policy enforcement actions, such as enforcement of a data loss prevention (DLP) policy. Code for instantiating a notification agent at a client used by a user is inserted into network traffic inbound to the client. Outbound network traffic sent from the client to a server is monitored for compliance with one or more security policies. If it is determined that the network traffic violates a security policy, an enforcement action is taken. An out-of-band notification message describing the enforcement action is inserted into a response to the outbound network traffic and sent to the client. The notification agent at the client receives the notification message and presents the message to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: David Trent McNair, John Mears, David Shapcott
  • Patent number: 8887291
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for data loss prevention for text fields may include (1) identifying a form submission sent from a client system, the form submission including a textual field, (2) storing at least one characteristic of a value of the textual field within the form submission in connection with an identifier of a form used to generate the form submission, (3) determining, based at least in part on the characteristic of the value of the textual field, that the textual field may include user-generated content, (4) intercepting a subsequent form submission derived from the form, (5) subjecting the textual field within the subsequent form submission to a data-loss-prevention analysis based at least in part on determining that the textual field may include user-generated content and (6) performing a data-loss-prevention action based on the data-loss-prevention analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: John Mears, Ben Scholl
  • Patent number: 8839350
    Abstract: Out-of-band notifications are used to inform users of clients of security policy enforcement actions, such as enforcement of a data loss prevention (DLP) policy. Code for instantiating a notification agent at a client used by a user is inserted into network traffic inbound to the client. Outbound network traffic sent from the client to a server is monitored for compliance with one or more security policies. If it is determined that the network traffic violates a security policy, an enforcement action is taken. An out-of-band notification message describing the enforcement action is inserted into a response to the outbound network traffic and sent to the client. The notification agent at the client receives the notification message and presents the message to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: D. Trent McNair, John Mears, David Shapcott
  • Patent number: 8783483
    Abstract: A child-resistant closure (10) is provided and comprises a base (15) and a lid (20). The base has an inner skirt (50) and an outer skirt (25). The closure has locking means (81, 86) tor releasably locking the lid in a closed position. The outer skirt has one or more pressing zones (80, 85) which can be pressed to release the locking means. The inner skirt has one or more cut-outs (65, 70) in register with the or each pressing zone whereby to allow greater deflection thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Obrist Closures Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Stephen Faragher, Jamie Fox, Darren John Mears
  • Patent number: 8751568
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for data loss prevention may include 1) identifying a hypertext-transfer-protocol POST request from a client system to a hypertext-transfer-protocol server, 2) identifying metadata relating to the hypertext-transfer-protocol POST request differentiating at least one user-editable field within the hypertext-transfer-protocol POST request from at least one non-user-edited field within the hypertext-transfer-protocol POST request, 3) subjecting the user-editable field, based on the metadata, to a data-loss-prevention analysis and omitting the non-user-edited field from the data-loss-prevention analysis, and 4) performing a data-loss-prevention action based on the data-loss-prevention analysis. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventor: John Mears
  • Publication number: 20130270273
    Abstract: A child-resistant closure comprises a body with a sidewall, the body including locking means. The sidewall has one or more pressing pads for releasing the locking means. The or each pad is supported on the sidewall by force insulating links which restrict lateral spreading of forces into the sidewall during inward deflection of the pad(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: OBRIST CLOSURES SWITZERLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Jamie Fox, Darren John Mears, Stephen Faragher
  • Patent number: 8407789
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for dynamically and automatically optimizing multiple filter/stage security systems whereby a multiple filter/stage security system is provided that includes two or more filters or “stages” and is initially implemented such that the two or more filters/stages are used in an initial order, i.e., in a defined initial sequence. At least two of the two or more filters/stages are then monitored to determine the composite “cost” and/or effectiveness of each filter/stage. Data representing the results of the monitoring of the at least two of the two or more filters/stages is then analyzed to determine a cost/use profile for each filter/stage and the cost/use profile for each filter/stage is then analyzed to determine an optimal order of the at least two of the two or more filters/stages, i.e., an optimal filter/stage sequence, based on actual filter/stage use, actual composite filter/stage cost, and/or user and/or system defined priorities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventor: John Mears
  • Publication number: 20120267336
    Abstract: A child-resistant closure (10) is provided and comprises a base (15) and a lid (20). The base has an inner skirt (50) and an outer skirt (25). The closure has locking means (81, 86) tor releasably locking the lid in a closed position. The outer skirt has one or more pressing zones (80, 85) which can be pressed to release the locking means. The inner skirt has one or more cut-outs (65, 70) in register with the or each pressing zone whereby to allow greater deflection thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: OBRIST CLOSURES SWITZERLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Stephen Faragher, Jamie Fox, Darren John Mears
  • Publication number: 20090019121
    Abstract: A message processing system 1 processes messages 5 such as emails being delivered across a network. A plurality of processing modules 10 are each operable to perform an action. A policy engine 11 causes the operation of processing modules 10 selectively in accordance with rules in a rules data store 12 and facts in the fact data store 13. The rules specifying the performance of actions in dependence on facts. The actions performed by the modules 10 include actions of analysing a message 5 and generating message facts specifying information about messages 5, such as the presence of unacceptable content. Thus the rules may specify actions dependant on such message facts. The actions include actions of controlling the delivery of a message 5 or other remedial action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: MESSAGELABS LIMITED
    Inventor: John Mears