Patents by Inventor John R. Baldwin

John R. Baldwin 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: 11076020
    Abstract: A system and method dynamically transitions the file system role of compute nodes in a distributed clustered file system for an object that includes an embedded compute engine (a storlet). Embodiments of the invention overcome prior art problems of a storlet in a distributed storage system with a storlet engine having a dynamic role module which dynamically assigns or changes a file system role served by the node to a role which is more optimally suited for a computation operation in the storlet. The role assignment is made based on a classification of the computation operation and the appropriate filesystem role that matches computation operation. For example, a role could be assigned which helps reduce storage needs, communication resources, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Duane M. Baldwin, Sasikanth Eda, John T. Olson, Sandeep R. Patil
  • Publication number: 20140141079
    Abstract: An orally deliverable pharmaceutical composition comprises a therapeutically effective amount of pramipexole or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof and at least one pharmaceutically acceptable excipient, said composition exhibiting at least one of (a) an in vitro release profile wherein on average no more than about 20% of the pramipexole is dissolved within 2 hours after placement of the composition in a standard dissolution test; and (b) an in vivo pramipexole absorption profile following single dose administration to healthy adult humans wherein the time to reach a mean of 20% absorption is greater than about 2 hours and/or the time to reach a mean of 40% absorption is greater than about 4 hours. The composition is useful for oral administration, not more than once daily, to a subject having a condition or disorder for which a dopamine receptor agonist is indicated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Pharmacia Corporation
    Inventors: Ernest J. Lee, Gerard M. Bredael, John R. Baldwin, Steven R. Cox, Mark J. Heintz
  • Patent number: 8679533
    Abstract: An orally deliverable pharmaceutical composition comprises a therapeutically effective amount of pramipexole or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof and at least one pharmaceutically acceptable excipient, said composition exhibiting at least one of (a) an in vitro release profile wherein on average no more than about 20% of the pramipexole is dissolved within 2 hours after placement of the composition in a standard dissolution test; and (b) an in vivo pramipexole absorption profile following single dose administration to healthy adult humans wherein the time to reach a mean of 20% absorption is greater than about 2 hours and/or the time to reach a mean of 40% absorption is greater than about 4 hours. The composition is useful for oral administration, not more than once daily, to a subject having a condition or disorder for which a dopamine receptor agonist is indicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Pharmacia Corporation
    Inventors: Ernest J. Lee, Gerard M. Bredael, John R. Baldwin, Steven R. Cox, Mark J. Heintz
  • Patent number: 8159794
    Abstract: A self test (ST) ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) provides improved end of life (EOL) detection by rejecting false EOL information. A processing device receives fault detection signals indicating when faults are detected, and input signals indicating when contacts used to interrupt power to a load are closed. The processing device rejects the fault detection signals when they fail to meet a selected condition and the contacts are closed, and declares end of life (EOL) when the selected condition is met. The fault detection signals can correspond to pulses at an output of a gated device between the processing device and a GFCI chip, and the selected condition can be a selected integer number of pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: John R. Baldwin, Robert Fanzutti, Daming Yu
  • Publication number: 20100238597
    Abstract: A self test (ST) ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) provides improved end of life (EOL) detection by rejecting false EOL information. A processing device receives fault detection signals indicating when faults are detected, and input signals indicating when contacts used to interrupt power to a load are closed. The processing device rejects the fault detection signals when they fail to meet a selected condition and the contacts are closed, and declares end of life (EOL) when the selected condition is met. The fault detection signals can correspond to pulses at an output of a gated device between the processing device and a GFCI chip, and the selected condition can be a selected integer number of pulses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: John R. Baldwin, Robert Fanzutti, Daming Yu
  • Patent number: 7800873
    Abstract: A ground fault circuit interrupting device detects an end-of-life condition. A ground fault detecting circuit detects a fault condition and controllably operates a switching device to energize a circuit interrupting device. An end-of-life detecting circuit detects a failure of the circuit interrupting device to open after detection of the fault condition, and activates a secondary circuit to energize the circuit interrupting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas James Batko, Nelson Bonilla, Daming Yu, Robert William Youle, John R. Baldwin
  • Patent number: 7791848
    Abstract: A self test (ST) ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) provides improved end of life (EOL) detection by rejecting false EOL information. A processing device receives fault detection signals indicating when faults are detected, and input signals indicating when contacts used to interrupt power to a load are closed. The processing device rejects the fault detection signals when they fail to meet a selected condition and the contacts are closed, and declares end of life (EOL) when the selected condition is met. The fault detection signals can correspond to pulses at an output of a gated device between the processing device and a GFCI chip, and the selected condition can be a selected integer number of pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: John R. Baldwin, Robert Fanzutti, Daming Yu
  • Patent number: 7733617
    Abstract: A self testing fault detector having a line side and a load side and a conductive path there between. The apparatus includes a solenoid, which is adapted to move a plurality of contacts disposed in the conductive path from a first position to a second position when the self testing device is powered from the line side; and a processor, which is adapted to energize the solenoid using a first switch and maintain said solenoid in the energized state using a second switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: John R. Baldwin, Sorin I. Mortun, Daming Yu
  • Patent number: 7453368
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for determining an expected life of an electric surge protection component. The system and method monitors preferably each surge that an electric surge protection component experiences. Each surge is measured to determine magnitude and duration, and a cumulative surge measurement history is maintained for each component. Based upon an analysis of the cumulative surge measurement history, an expected life of the component is determined, and an end user is alerted at or preferably near an end of the expected life of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: John R. Baldwin
  • Patent number: 7443309
    Abstract: A self testing fault detector having a line side and a load side and a conductive path there between, said apparatus is provided. The self testing fault detector includes a controller, adapted to perform periodic status tests on a protection circuit of the self testing fault detector without interrupting power to the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: John R. Baldwin, David Yu, Nelson Bonilla
  • Publication number: 20080002314
    Abstract: A ground fault circuit interrupting device detects an end-of-life condition. A ground fault detecting circuit detects a fault condition and controllably operates a switching device to energize a circuit interrupting device. An end-of-life detecting circuit detects a failure of the circuit interrupting device to open after detection of the fault condition, and activates a secondary circuit to energize the circuit interrupting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventors: Thomas James Batko, Nelson Bonilla, Daming Yu, Robert William Youle, John R. Baldwin
  • Patent number: 7315437
    Abstract: A self test (ST) ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) provides a half wave rectifier for powering circuitry for determining and annunciating end of life (EOL) of the GFCI regardless of a shorted diode bridge or opening of a printed circuit board (PCB) trace. A fuse resistor is provided to open before an open PCB trace can occur. A microprocessor-controlled heat-conducting circuit is provided adjacent to a thermal fuse to controllably open the thermal fuse and remove power from face receptacle contacts and load terminals when EOL occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Nelson Bonilla, John R. Baldwin, Robert Fanzutti, Daming Yu, Thomas Batko, Robert Youle
  • Patent number: 7149065
    Abstract: A fault interrupter apparatus having a line side and a load side and a conductive path there between. The apparatus includes a solenoid that is adapted to move a plurality of contacts disposed in the conductive path from a first position to a second position, an alarm indicator that is adapted to provide status information on the operation of the fault interrupter apparatus, and a processor that is adapted to detect four condition states of the fault interrupter and indicate the four condition states of the fault interrupter using the alarm indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: John R. Baldwin, Nelson Bonilla, Joseph DeBartolo, Jr., David Lutz, Sorin I. Mortun, Daming Yu
  • Patent number: 7027355
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided for detecting motion or displacement of an object in a monitored zone. The apparatus is disposed between a load and a power source and comprises a transmitter for providing a pulsed signal within a monitored zone. The pulsed signal interacts with objects in the monitored zone and provides a return signal. A receiver receives echoes from a return signal of the pulsed record signal, and a microcontroller circuit processes the echoes. The processing involves extracting a kernel from the return signal and multiplying the kernel by the stored return signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: John R. Baldwin, Martin D. Fox
  • Patent number: 6909668
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided for detecting motion or displacement of an object in a monitored zone. The apparatus is disposed between a load and a power source and comprises a transmitter for providing a pulsed signal within a monitored zone. The pulsed signal interacts with objects in the monitored zone and provides a return signal. A receiver receives echoes from a return signal of the pulsed record signal, and a microcontroller circuit processes the echoes. The processing involves retrieving and comparing phase and amplitude information associated with the echoes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: John R. Baldwin, Martin D. Fox
  • Publication number: 20040252425
    Abstract: A fault interrupter apparatus having a line side and a load side and a conductive path there between. The apparatus includes a solenoid that is adapted to move a plurality of contacts disposed in the conductive path from a first position to a second position, an alarm indicator that is adapted to provide status information on the operation of the fault interrupter apparatus, and a processor that is adapted to detect four condition states of the fault interrupter and indicate the four condition states of the fault interrupter using the alarm indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Applicant: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: John R. Baldwin, Nelson Bonilla, Joseph DeBartolo, David Lutz, Sorin I. Mortun, Daming Yu
  • Patent number: 6807036
    Abstract: A ground fault interrupter apparatus is provided that employs a switching device that is operated in two stages. The first stage operates a solenoid in order to close the contacts and preferably provides coupling between the load and the power source. The second stage maintains the coupling, however, drawing less current and power from the internal devices of the apparatus. Accordingly, the fault interrupter meets various standards for the time required to open and close the contacts as well as keeping the dissipated heat from the device within the required range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: John R. Baldwin
  • Patent number: 6791458
    Abstract: A dual technology motion or occupancy sensor, and a method for using the same, to control a lighting circuit to activate and deactivate lights in a monitored area. The sensor employs an infrared energy sensor, a microwave energy sensor, and a controller. The infrared energy sensor outputs an infrared energy detection signal indicative of detection or non-detection of infrared energy, and the microwave energy sensor outputs a microwave energy detection signal indicative of detection or non-detection of microwave energy. The controller outputs a control signal to control activation and deactivation of the lighting circuit in response to a condition of the infrared energy detection signal and a condition of the microwave energy detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: John R. Baldwin
  • Publication number: 20040130969
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided for detecting motion or displacement of an object in a monitored zone. The apparatus is disposed between a load and a power source and comprises a transmitter for providing a pulsed signal within a monitored zone. The pulsed signal interacts with objects in the monitored zone and provides a return signal. A receiver receives echoes from a return signal of the pulsed record signal, and a microcontroller circuit processes the echoes. The processing involves extracting a kernel from the return signal and multiplying the kernel by the stored return signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Inventors: John R. Baldwin, Martin D. Fox
  • Publication number: 20040051639
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided for detecting motion or displacement of an object in a monitored zone. The apparatus is disposed between a load and a power source and comprises a transmitter for providing a pulsed signal within a monitored zone. The pulsed signal interacts with objects in the monitored zone and provides a return signal. A receiver receives echoes from a return signal of the pulsed record signal, and a microcontroller circuit processes the echoes. The processing involves retrieving and comparing phase and amplitude information associated with the echoes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2002
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: John R. Baldwin, Martin D. Fox