Patents by Inventor Joseph Stevens

Joseph Stevens 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: 20140083708
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for mechanically reclosing a hydraulically actuated sliding side door of a sleeve assembly. One sleeve assembly includes a housing defining one or more flow ports, a sliding sleeve arranged within the housing and movable between a closed position and an open position and back to the closed position, wherein, when in the closed position, the outer sleeve occludes the one or more flow ports, and, when in the open position, the one or more flow ports are exposed. A piston is movably arranged within a piston bore defined in the housing, and a locking mechanism is arranged within the piston bore and configured to engage the piston with the sliding sleeve, thereby allowing the piston to move the sliding sleeve to the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Evan Beck, Jeffrey Wythe Huggins, Joseph Steven Grieco, Frank David Kalb
  • Publication number: 20130317400
    Abstract: A device for correcting poor posture comprises a wearable garment comprising a back brace, a plurality of electrodes connected to the wearable garment and configured to electrically stimulate human muscles, and an electric muscle stimulation unit connected to the plurality of electrodes and configured to provide electrical power to the plurality of electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph Steven Ferezy
  • Publication number: 20130153592
    Abstract: A containment system with a vented insert for a fitment is disclosed. The vented insert includes generally a conduit having an inner and opposite outer end with a valve in the conduit movable to a closed position by liquid. The outer end of the conduit includes a liquid impermeable membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Steven Bons, David M. Shoberg, Kenneth Thomas Dobizl, Christopher John Opelt
  • Publication number: 20130131869
    Abstract: A building controller for controlling one or more building control components in a building, wherein the building controller is configured for bidirectional communication via a communication network between the building controller and the one or more building control components. The building controller can include a housing, a control unit, and a display unit. The control unit can execute an operating system and a building control application program having a control algorithm. The display unit may be configured to display at least one screen that facilitates user monitoring of diagnostic messages of the operating system of the control unit. Alternatively, or in addition, the display unit can be configured to display a screen to facilitate user entry of operating system parameters and/or a screen to facilitate entry of operating system commands for execution on by the control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Steven Majewski, Jeffrey David Lucas
  • Patent number: 8439643
    Abstract: A turbine blade includes an airfoil and integral platform. The platform is biformally contoured in elevation to include bilaterally disposed elevated ridges and depressed troughs on opposite sides of the airfoil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Craig Miller Kuhne, Joseph Steven Bubnick, Alisha Vachhani Kalb
  • Patent number: 8375402
    Abstract: A system for constructing embedded display content and navigation where a computing platform is based on one technology and the embedded display content is based on another technology. For instance, the one technology may be NiagaraAX and the other technology may be non-Niagara. The system may, for instance, leverage NiagaraAX Workbench tooling to generate displays rendered in heterogeneous technologies, i.e., non-Niagara, to extend the range and application of user interfaces for Niagara-based technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Steven Majewski, Gerald Walter, Don L. Brett, Joe Stough
  • Patent number: 8359484
    Abstract: An application control engine computing platform having a shut-down mechanism that permits the platform to adequately start up and operate upon return of power after a power interruption, without a need of a battery pack. The mechanism may target the saving of control object runtime values and operational settings of those objects, rather than the saving of the complete set of objects, and all unsaved alarm and history records upon a power interruption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Steven Majewski, Christopher Kikta
  • Patent number: 8186965
    Abstract: A turbine blade includes an airfoil having first and second tip ribs extending along the opposite pressure and suction sides thereof. A tip baffle bifurcates the airfoil tip into two pockets, with a first pocket being laterally open at its aft end to recover leakage flow, and a second pocket being laterally closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Craig Miller Kuhne, Joseph Steven Bubnick, Alisha Vachhani
  • Patent number: 8180787
    Abstract: The present invention generally is directed to a system, method and article of manufacture for accessing data independent of the particular manner in which the data is physically represented. In one embodiment, a data repository abstraction layer provides a logical view of the underlying data repository that is independent of the particular manner of data representation. A query abstraction layer is also provided and is based on the data repository abstraction layer. A runtime component performs translation of an abstract query into a form that can be used against a particular physical data representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Dean Dettinger, Peter John Johnson, Richard Joseph Stevens, Ikhua Tong, Eric Will
  • Patent number: 8168582
    Abstract: A liquid fabric treatment composition comprising a cationic fabric softening agent and a water-soluble linear polymeric viscosity modifier represented by the formula: Z—Y—(X—Y)n—Z in which: X represents a polyether chain, each Y independently represents a linking group derived from a diisocyanate, each Z independently represents a hydrophobic group and optionally includes a spacer linked to Y, n represents an integer of at least 2, and the molecular weight of the polymer is from 2,000 to 80,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: The Sun Products Corporation
    Inventors: Paul William Blanco, Allen Mark Carrier, Michael Douglas Eason, Christopher Gerald Gore, Sarah Louise Roberts, Stephane Patrick Roth, Joseph Steven Maxim, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8112382
    Abstract: Aspects of the present embodiments provide an eCommerce environment adapted to accept and process various message types (e.g., cXML and mXML). In general, requests are provided from a requesting entity to an application hosting entity. Data from incoming requests are mapped to a format understandable to an appropriate application(s). Responses from the application(s) are then mapped into a response format acceptable by the requesting entity. To this end, embodiments disclosed herein provide processes for the development and execution of a data driven process for mapping multiple request/response message pairs to a single application interface or set of application interfaces. In one embodiment, these processes are driven by development time and run time documents that describe a development time view of the message pairs and the application interfaces as well as runtime instructions for providing the mappings, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Terrence Ross O'Brien, William Craig Rapp, Richard Joseph Stevens
  • Publication number: 20120017115
    Abstract: An application control engine computing platform having a shut-down mechanism that permits the platform to adequately start up and operate upon return of power after a power interruption, without a need of a battery pack. The mechanism may target the saving of control object runtime values and operational settings of those objects, rather than the saving of the complete set of objects, and all unsaved alarm and history records upon a power interruption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Steven Majewski, Christopher Kikta
  • Patent number: 8095497
    Abstract: Aspects of the present embodiments provide an eCommerce environment adapted to accept and process various message types (e.g., cXML and mXML). In general, requests are provided from a requesting entity to an application hosting entity. Data from incoming requests are mapped to a format understandable to an appropriate application(s). Responses from the application(s) are then mapped into a response format acceptable by the requesting entity. To this end, embodiments disclosed herein provide processes for the development and execution of a data driven process for mapping multiple request/response message pairs to a single application interface or set of application interfaces. In one embodiment, these processes are driven by development time and run time documents that describe a development time view of the message pairs and the application interfaces as well as runtime instructions for providing the mappings, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Terrence Ross O'Brien, William Craig Rapp, Richard Joseph Stevens
  • Publication number: 20110253842
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may comprise a first number of layers of a flexible material, a second number of layers of a dielectric material, a first electrode attached to a surface layer in the first number of layers, and a second electrode attached to a second layer in one of the first number of layers and the second number of layers. The first number of layers may be interspersed with the second number of layers. The first electrode may be configured to be exposed to air. The first electrode and the second electrode may be configured to form a plasma in response to a voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Joseph Steven Silkey, David James Suiter, Bradley Alan Osborne
  • Patent number: 8037354
    Abstract: An application control engine computing platform having a shut-down mechanism that permits the platform to adequately start up and operate upon return of power after a power interruption, without a need of a battery pack. The mechanism may target the saving of control object runtime values and operational settings of those objects, rather than the saving of the complete set of objects, and all unsaved alarm and history records upon a power interruption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Steven Majewski, Christopher Kikta
  • Publication number: 20110044818
    Abstract: A turbine blade includes an airfoil and integral platform. The platform is biformally contoured in elevation to include bilaterally disposed elevated ridges and depressed troughs on opposite sides of the airfoil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventors: Craig Miller Kuhne, Joseph Steven Bubnick, Alisha Vachhani Kalb
  • Patent number: 7890758
    Abstract: A global key control mechanism provides a single point of overall control for key generation, but portions of the key generation and/or allocation tasks may be delegated to client computer systems, thereby reducing network traffic. The global key control mechanism may download a client key generation mechanism on one or more client computer systems, and may allocate a block of keys to the client key generation mechanism. Requests for keys may then be routed to the client key generation mechanism, which can generate and/or allocate keys within the block of keys that the global key control mechanism allocated to it. When the block of keys is used up, the client key generation mechanism may request another block from the global key control mechanism. The preferred embodiments also include the capability of downloading a client key generation mechanism with an associated block of keys once the requests from one or more client applications exceed a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Dean Dettinger, Jennifer Lynn La Rocca, Richard Joseph Stevens
  • Publication number: 20100303625
    Abstract: A turbine blade includes an airfoil having first and second tip ribs extending along the opposite pressure and suction sides thereof. A tip baffle bifurcates the airfoil tip into two pockets, with a first pocket being laterally open at its aft end to recover leakage flow, and a second pocket being laterally closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Craig Miller Kuhne, Joseph Steven Bubnick, Alisha Vachhani
  • Publication number: 20100299411
    Abstract: A network includes a media server and a service activation device. The media server may receive a request for content from a subscriber device and transmit a message. The message may identify the subscriber device and include information relating to the content. The service activation device may receive the message from the media server, identify, in response to receiving the message, bandwidth and quality of service requirements for the content, determine whether resources needed to provide the identified bandwidth and quality of service requirements exist, reserve the resources when the resources needed to provide the identified bandwidth and quality of service requirements exist, and transmit a second message to the media server in response to reserving the resources. The second message may cause the media server to provide the content to the subscriber device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: JUNIPER NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Hugh Donal STEWART, Gregory Allan SIDEBOTTOM, Wladimir de Lara Filho ARAUJO, Steffen Georg RIES, Scott Joseph STEVENS
  • Publication number: 20100251266
    Abstract: A system for constructing embedded display content and navigation where a computing platform is based on one technology and the embedded display content is based on another technology. For instance, the one technology may be NiagaraAX and the other technology may be non-Niagara. The system may, for instance, leverage NiagaraAX Workbench tooling to generate displays rendered in heterogeneous technologies, i.e., non-Niagara, to extend the range and application of user interfaces for Niagara-based technologies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: Honeywell Internationl Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Steven Majewski, Gerald Walter, Don L. Brett, Joe Stough