Patents by Inventor John R. Corbin

John R. Corbin 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: 10652644
    Abstract: An earbud tip for an in-ear headphone can include an outer body; an inner tube extending at least partially within the outer body, the tube having opposing first and second ends and first and second openings at the opposing first and second ends, respectively, the first opening configured to emit audio signals provided by a speaker of an in-ear headphone into a user's ear canal during operation of the in-ear headphone and when the earbud tip seals the user's ear canal and the second opening configured to be removably coupled to a portion of the in-ear headphone; and one or more channels extending from an outer periphery of the earbud tip to the inner tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Bruss, Duy P. Le, Sean S. Corbin, Robert A. Boyd
  • Publication number: 20200117235
    Abstract: A portable computing device is disclosed. The portable computing device can take many forms such as a laptop computer, a tablet computer, and so on. The portable computing device can include at least a single piece housing. The single piece housing can be machined from a single billet of material, such as a billet of aluminum. The single piece housing can include ledges with a surface receiving a trim bead and a cover. Corner brackets can be attached to the single piece housing to improve the damage resistance of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen R. McClure, Sean S. Corbin, John P. Ternus, Kevin D. Gibbs, Jeremy C. Franklin, Elvis M. Kibiti, John Raff, Jules B. Henry, Benjamin Rappoport, Derek W. Wright, Erik A. Uttermann, Ming Yu, Carl R. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20200100011
    Abstract: An earbud tip for an in-ear headphone can include an outer body; an inner tube extending at least partially within the outer body, the tube having opposing first and second ends and first and second openings at the opposing first and second ends, respectively, the first opening configured to emit audio signals provided by a speaker of an in-ear headphone into a user's ear canal during operation of the in-ear headphone and when the earbud tip seals the user's ear canal and the second opening configured to be removably coupled to a portion of the in-ear headphone; and one or more channels extending from an outer periphery of the earbud tip to the inner tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: John R. Bruss, Duy P. Le, Sean S. Corbin, Robert A. Boyd
  • Patent number: 10474193
    Abstract: A portable computing device is disclosed. The portable computing device can take many forms such as a laptop computer, a tablet computer, and so on. The portable computing device can include at least a single piece housing. The single piece housing can be machined from a single billet of material, such as a billet of aluminum. The single piece housing can include ledges with a surface receiving a trim bead and a cover. Corner brackets can be attached to the single piece housing to improve the damage resistance of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Stephen R. McClure, Sean S. Corbin, John P. Ternus, Kevin D. Gibbs, Jeremy C. Franklin, Elvis M. Kibiti, John Raff, Jules B. Henry, Benjamin Rappoport, Derek W. Wright, Erik A. Uttermann, Ming Yu, Carl R. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20190262201
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus may include a support surface configured to conduct air along a top face of the support surface so that heat and moisture from a patient lying on the support surface are drawn away from the top face of the support surface. An opening may be formed in a side of the support surface. A cavity may extend from the opening into the support surface. An inlet port may be positioned within the cavity and fluidly coupled to the top face. A blower assembly may be configured to position within the cavity. The blower assembly may have an outlet port that couples to the inlet port when the blower assembly is positioned within the cavity. The blower assembly may conduct air through the inlet port to the top face of the support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Darrell L. Borgman, Douglas E. Borgman, Arpit Shah, Wui Hsien Wong, Keith Moores, Jason M. Gilreath, Michael R. Montini, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Eric R. Meyer, Frank E. Sauser, Catherine M. Wagner, Rachel L. Williamson, Brandon P. Fisk, Jason B. Grace, Brian Guthrie, Nicole Johannigman, Gregory J. Shannon, David C. Newkirk, Michael Churilla, Jnanesha Ramegowda, Taylor Franklin, Kathryn R. Smith, John G. Byers, Frederick K. Schultz, Andrew R. Wager, Sridhar Karimpuzha Seshadri, Gary R. Gibbons, Scott M. Corbin, John Goewert, Thomas L. Simpson, Faron L. Blessing, James D. Voll, Kin Meng Choi, Stephen S. Amrhein, Herve Gautier, Jean-Francois Lellig, Philippe Kaikenger, Matthieu Guetta
  • Patent number: 8601220
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a data migration technique enables a source storage system to efficiently and reliably migrate data to a destination storage system. The source storage system includes a copy engine that is configured to migrate or copy a set of data, e.g., one or more files, to the destination storage system using a file-based protocol over a network. The copy engine is also configured to ensure that any locks associated with the migrated data set are reclaimed at the destination storage system using a lock-based protocol. The source storage system further includes a proxy service that is configured to translate client requests to access the migrated data set to access requests executable (i.e., discernable) by the destination storage system. The proxy service then forwards or proxies the translated requests over the network to the destination storage system for processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Corbin, Vijay Singh, Saadia Khan, Sloan Johnson
  • Patent number: 5881241
    Abstract: Data routing of the present invention is a capability of pre-configuring routes for data traveling through the software or the hardware of a computer system. The routes are set up by a consumer of the data or the destination and are delivered to the producer of the data or the source. The data route may include an identification of the consumer of the data, a minimal list of routines which will perform some preprocessing of the data, a return route, a don't care mask, a set of registered routes and a set of actions. The set of actions can be a set of states to transition or a set of functions to call. In order to determine a data route hit, the incoming data from the producer is AND'ed with the don't care mask, the results of which is then compared with the set of registered routes, i.e. a pattern of bits. If the results are equal, then there is a data route hit. The incoming data from the producer is then passed off to the actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Corbin
  • Patent number: 5734814
    Abstract: In a computing system utilizing redundant storage devices arranged in the RAID disk array, data is stored in the computing system using a memory cache created from system memory and the disk array. A checkpoint module detects a fault in the computing system and generates a fault indication, and a cache manager writes data and parity to the memory cache in a first mode, and writes data and parity to the storage device in a second mode. In response to the fault indication, the checkpoint module copies the data contained in the cache to the disk array, and switches the cache manager from the first mode to the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Corbin, Robert S. Gittins
  • Patent number: 5138712
    Abstract: The present invention provides to the software application the verification and license check out functions which are normally performed by a license server of a network software license system. The encrypted license information is contained in a license token, and is sorted in the database controlled by the license server. In contrast to the prior art where the license server either grants or denies the request after verifying the user's credentials, the license server in the preferred embodiment of the present invention finds the correct license token for the software application and transmits the license token to the licensing library. In application specific license access module attached to the application decodes the licensing token. Routines in the licensing library coupled to the software application verify the license information before checking out the license and updating the license token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1992
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Corbin
  • Patent number: 4099534
    Abstract: A tent and storage compartment therefor are mounted on the top of a van or similar vehicle. The storage compartment comprises a shallow box of approximately the same width as the van but with a length somewhat less than the length thereof and includes a base and a top hinged to the base. A pair of poles having a length approximately equal to the width of the compartment are pivotally connected to the top adjacent each front corner and rest in the front corners of the base to hold the top open. Right and left side support poles are pivotally connected to the front corners of the base and extend outwardly away from the van. The side support poles are jointed together at the other ends thereof by a connecting pole. Cables are connected between the top and the remote ends of the side poles to support the side poles in a horizontal position. Appropriately shaped tent material covers and is suspended from the cables and poles to complete the tent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1978
    Inventor: John R. Corbin