Patents by Inventor John Midgley

John Midgley 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: 10193770
    Abstract: Data files are supplied to a plurality of requesting stations (102 to 106) by accessing serving devices (109 to 116). A plurality of requests are received for one or more data files at a traffic management system (101) from requesting stations via an external network (107). A specific server is selected at the traffic management system and a request is issued to the selected server over a local network for the requested file. The requested file is accepted at the traffic management system from the selected server over the local network and the requested file is sent from the traffic management system to the requesting station over external network. The response of selected servers is monitored (302) when responding to issued requests thereby generating monitored responses. The monitored responses are compared (303) against an operational criterion to identify sub-standard operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: PULSE SECURE, LLC
    Inventors: Crispin Edward Harold Flowerday, Owen John Garrett, Ben Ross Mansell, Julian Trowan John Midgley
  • Patent number: 9177057
    Abstract: Search result re-ranking is provided by employing a concept graph from a metabase. When a search query is received, a query context of the search query is analyzed to identify dominant concepts for the search query. The dominant concepts are expanded by identifying the dominant concepts within a concept graph and identifying additional concepts having a strong relationship with the dominant concepts within the concept graph. A set of search results for the search query is analyzed to determine strength of relationship of each search result to the expanded concepts. The search results are re-ranked based on the strength of relationship of each search result to the expanded concepts and the strength of relationship of each expanded concept to the dominant concepts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Viswanath Vadlamani, Munirathnam Srikanth, Abhinai Srivastava, Tarek Najm, Arungunram Chandrasekaran Surendran, John Midgley, Mahbubul Alam Ali
  • Patent number: 9127201
    Abstract: An electro-optical device includes: (1) a first electrode layer; (2) a second electrode layer; and (3) a middle layer disposed between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer. The middle layer includes a material having the formula: [AaBbXxX?x?X?x?], where A is selected from potassium, rubidium, and cesium; B is selected from germanium, tin, and lead; X, X?, and X? are independently selected from fluorine, chlorine, bromine, and iodine; a is in the range of 1 to 9; b is in the range of 1 to 5; a sum of x, x?, and x? is in the range of 1 to 9; and the material is at least one of n-doped and p-doped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: OMNIPV, INC.
    Inventors: John Kenney, Jian Jim Wang, William M. Pfenninger, Nemanja Vockic, John Midgley, Kai Shum
  • Publication number: 20150222093
    Abstract: An electro-optical device includes: (1) a first electrode layer; (2) a second electrode layer; and (3) a middle layer disposed between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer. The middle layer includes a material having the formula: [AaBbXxX?x?X?x?], where A is selected from potassium, rubidium, and cesium; B is selected from germanium, tin, and lead; X, X?, and X? are independently selected from fluorine, chlorine, bromine, and iodine; a is in the range of 1 to 9; b is in the range of 1 to 5; a sum of x, x?, and x? is in the range of 1 to 9; and the material is at least one of n-doped and p-doped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: OMNIPV, INC.
    Inventors: John Kenney, Jian Jim Wang, William M. Pfenninger, Nemanja Vockic, John Midgley, Kai Shum
  • Publication number: 20150122316
    Abstract: A photovoltaic cell includes: (1) a front contact; (2) a back contact; (3) a set of stacked layers between the front contact and the back contact; and (4) an encapsulation layer covering side surfaces of the set of stacked layers. At least one of the set of stacked layers includes a halide material having the formula: [AaBbXxX?x?X?x?X??x??][dopants], where A is selected from elements of Group 1 and organic moieties, B is selected from elements of Group 14, X, X?, X?, and X?? are independently selected from elements of Group 17, a is in the range of 1 to 12, b is in the range of 1 to 8, and a sum of x, x?, x?, and x?? is in the range of 1 to 12.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: John Kenney, Jian Jim Wang, John Midgley
  • Publication number: 20150067724
    Abstract: Techniques are provided with which a subscriber to a media viewing service, which is configured for viewing media items such as TV shows or movies using streaming video delivery or other viewing techniques, may recommend one or more played or viewed media items to one or more friends in media viewing services or social networking systems that the subscriber uses. The subscriber may receive notifications when the friends view or play the recommended media items, and may contribute implicit feedback to a separate recommendation system regarding a recommended media item even when the subscriber has not explicitly rated the recommended media item. Subscribers also receive rapid indications, at the time that the subscribers are preparing to make recommendations of media items, about whether friends have already played or viewed the media items. In one embodiment, a recommendation may be communicated to a selected friend using a single operation of a pointing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: NETFLIX, INC.
    Inventors: CAMERON JOHNSON, NAVIN PRASAD, JOHN MIDGLEY
  • Patent number: 8952239
    Abstract: Described herein are solar modules including spectral concentrators. In one embodiment, a solar module includes a set of photovoltaic cells and a spectral concentrator optically coupled to the set of photovoltaic cells. The spectral concentrator is configured to: (1) collect incident solar radiation; (2) convert the incident solar radiation into substantially monochromatic, emitted radiation; and (3) convey the substantially monochromatic, emitted radiation to the set of photovoltaic cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Omnipv, Inc.
    Inventors: William Matthew Pfenninger, John Midgley, Nemanja Vockic, John Kenney, Jian Jim Wang
  • Patent number: 8774573
    Abstract: Described herein are optical devices including resonant cavity structures. In one embodiment, an optical fiber includes: (1) an elongated core including an outer surface; (2) an inner reflector disposed adjacent to the outer surface of the core and extending substantially along a length of the core; (3) an outer reflector spaced apart from the inner reflector and extending substantially along the length of the core; and (4) an emission layer disposed between the outer reflector and the inner reflector and extending substantially along the length of the core, the emission layer configured to emit radiation that is guided within the optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: OMNIPV, Inc.
    Inventors: John Kenney, Jian Jim Wang, William M. Pfenninger, Nemanja Vockic, John Midgley, Kai Shum
  • Patent number: 8664513
    Abstract: Described herein are solar modules including spectral concentrators. In one embodiment, a solar module includes an active layer including a set of photovoltaic cells. The solar module also includes a spectral concentrator optically coupled to the active layer and including a luminescent material that exhibits photoluminescence in response to incident solar radiation. The photoluminescence has: (a) a quantum efficiency of at least 30 percent; (b) a spectral width no greater than 100 nm at Full Width at Half Maximum; and (c) a peak emission wavelength in the near infrared range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: OMNIPV, Inc.
    Inventors: William Matthew Pfenninger, John Midgley, Nemanja Vockic, John Kenney
  • Publication number: 20130284264
    Abstract: Described herein are solar modules including spectral concentrators. In one embodiment, a solar module includes a set of photovoltaic cells and a spectral concentrator optically coupled to the set of photovoltaic cells. The spectral concentrator is configured to: (1) collect incident solar radiation; (2) convert the incident solar radiation into substantially monochromatic, emitted radiation; and (3) convey the substantially monochromatic, emitted radiation to the set of photovoltaic cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: William Matthew Pfenninger, John Midgley, Nemanja Vockic, John Kenney, Jian Jim Wang
  • Publication number: 20110302156
    Abstract: Search result re-ranking is provided by employing a concept graph from a metabase. When a search query is received, a query context of the search query is analyzed to identify dominant concepts for the search query. The dominant concepts are expanded by identifying the dominant concepts within a concept graph and identifying additional concepts having a strong relationship with the dominant concepts within the concept graph. A set of search results for the search query is analyzed to determine strength of relationship of each search result to the expanded concepts. The search results are re-ranked based on the strength of relationship of each search result to the expanded concepts and the strength of relationship of each expanded concept to the dominant concepts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: VISWANATH VADLAMANI, MUNIRATHNAM SRIKANTH, ABHINAI SRIVASTAVA, TAREK NAJM, ARUNGUNRAM CHANDRASEKARAN SURENDRAN, JOHN MIDGLEY, MAHBUBUL ALAM ALI
  • Publication number: 20100316331
    Abstract: Described herein are optical devices including resonant cavity structures. In one embodiment, an optical fiber includes: (1) an elongated core including an outer surface; (2) an inner reflector disposed adjacent to the outer surface of the core and extending substantially along a length of the core; (3) an outer reflector spaced apart from the inner reflector and extending substantially along the length of the core; and (4) an emission layer disposed between the outer reflector and the inner reflector and extending substantially along the length of the core, the emission layer configured to emit radiation that is guided within the optical fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventors: John Kenney, Jian Jim Wang, William Matthew Pfenninger, Nemanja Vockic, John Midgley
  • Publication number: 20100236625
    Abstract: Described herein are solar modules and related manufacturing methods. In one embodiment, a solar module includes: (1) a photovoltaic cell; and (2) a resonant cavity waveguide having a non-planar configuration and optically coupled to the photovoltaic cell, the resonant cavity waveguide including: (a) an outer reflector; (b) an inner reflector; and (c) an emission layer disposed between the outer reflector and the inner reflector with respect to an anti-node position within the resonant cavity waveguide, the emission layer configured to absorb incident solar radiation and emit radiation that is guided towards the photovoltaic cell, the emitted radiation including an energy band having a peak emission wavelength that is substantially matched to a bandgap energy of the photovoltaic cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: John Kenney, Jian Jim Wang, William Matthew Pfenninger, Nemanja Vockic, John Midgley
  • Publication number: 20100224248
    Abstract: Described herein are solar modules and related manufacturing methods. In one embodiment, a solar module includes: (1) a photovoltaic cell; and (2) a resonant cavity waveguide optically coupled to the photovoltaic cell, the resonant cavity waveguide including: (a) a top reflector; (b) a bottom reflector; and (c) an emission layer disposed between the top reflector and the bottom reflector with respect to an anti-node position within the resonant cavity waveguide, the emission layer configured to absorb incident solar radiation and emit radiation that is guided towards the photovoltaic cell, the emitted radiation including an energy band having a spectral width no greater than 80 nm at Full Width at Half Maximum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventors: John Kenney, Jian Jim Wang, William Matthew Pfenninger, Nemanja Vockic, John Midgley
  • Publication number: 20100070625
    Abstract: Data files are supplied to a plurality of requesting stations (102 to 106) by accessing serving devices (109 to 116). A plurality of requests are received for one or more data files at a traffic management system (101) from requesting stations via an external network (107). A specific server is selected at the traffic management system and a request is issued to the selected server over a local network for the requested file. The requested file is accepted at the traffic management system from the selected server over the local network and the requested file is sent from the traffic management system to the requesting station over external network. The response of selected servers is monitored (302) when responding to issued requests thereby generating monitored responses. The monitored responses are compared (303) against an operational criterion to identify sub-standard operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: ZEUS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Crispin Edward Harold Flowerday, Owen John Garrett, Ben Ross Mansell, Julian Trowan John Midgley
  • Publication number: 20090116753
    Abstract: Apparatus, system, and method to authenticate and identify objects using nanoparticles are described herein. In one embodiment, a computer-readable storage medium includes executable code to: (1) derive an index based on an authentication image of a marking; (2) select a reference image of the marking based on the index; (3) compare the authentication image with the reference image to determine whether the authentication image matches the reference image; and (4) produce an indication of authenticity based on whether the authentication image matches the reference image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: UltraDots, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Midgley, William M. Pfenninger, John T. Kenney
  • Publication number: 20090095341
    Abstract: Described herein are solar modules including spectral concentrators. In one embodiment, a solar module includes an active layer including a set of photovoltaic cells. The solar module also includes a spectral concentrator optically coupled to the active layer and including a luminescent material that exhibits photoluminescence in response to incident solar radiation. The photoluminescence has: (a) a quantum efficiency of at least 30 percent; (b) a spectral width no greater than 100 nm at Full Width at Half Maximum; and (c) a peak emission wavelength in the near infrared range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Applicant: ULTRADOTS, INC.
    Inventors: William Matthew Pfenninger, John Midgley, Nemanja Vockic, John Kenney
  • Publication number: 20090056791
    Abstract: Described herein are solar modules including spectral concentrators. In one embodiment, a solar module includes a set of photovoltaic cells and a spectral concentrator optically coupled to the set of photovoltaic cells. The spectral concentrator is configured to: (1) collect incident solar radiation; (2) convert the incident solar radiation into substantially monochromatic, emitted radiation; and (3) convey the substantially monochromatic, emitted radiation to the set of photovoltaic cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventors: William Matthew PFENNINGER, John Midgley, Nemanja Vockic, John Kenney, Jian Jim Wang
  • Publication number: 20080038494
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques for authenticating and identifying objects by detecting markings through turbid materials. In one embodiment, a container includes a substrate having an outer surface and an inner surface and including a turbid material. The container also includes a marking adjacent to the inner surface and including a luminescent material that exhibits photoluminescence in response to incident light directed on the outer surface. The photoluminescence has a quantum efficiency of at least 20 percent and a peak emission wavelength in the near infrared range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: John Midgley, William Pfenninger
  • Patent number: 6437955
    Abstract: A conventional ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) is modified to provide frequency-selective current protection. A control element is connected in series with the line path (or return path) of the GFCI, and a bypass element is connected in parallel with the combination of the control element and the line path (or return path) of the GFCI. Under normal conditions, little or no current flows through the bypass element. However, frequency response characteristics of the control and/or bypass elements are such that a frequency-selective component of the current (i.e. high-pass, low-pass or band-pass) is diverted through the bypass element. When the magnitude of the frequency-selective component reaches a predetermined value, the bypass current flow causes sensing of a resulting current imbalance and tripping of the GFCI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Hugh Duffy, John Midgley, Brian Thomas