Patents by Inventor Joseph Ward

Joseph Ward 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: 20190308525
    Abstract: A pivoting seat for a vehicle comprises a seat frame mountable to the vehicle, the seat frame including a pivot mount and a plurality of roller assemblies. A seat cushion assembly includes a seat cushion and a seat pan assembly supporting the seat cushion that is pivotably mounted to the pivot mount so that the seat cushion assembly is pivotable relative to the seat frame. The seat pan assembly includes a flat perimeter plate at an outer perimeter of the seat pan assembly, wherein each of the plurality of roller assemblies is arranged to contact the flat perimeter plate to support the seat cushion assembly while permitting pivoting of the seat cushion assembly relative to the seat frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: John Riedel, Cole Thomas Brodersen, Daniel Joseph Alexander, Wayne David Ward, Deane Wichelt, Dale R. Ropp, Thomas R. Hartwig
  • Publication number: 20190295180
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods and computer systems for identifying whether there exists building permit information associated with a structure, or for estimating underinsurance of condition of a structure are provided. The computer implemented methods include acquiring construction information on a plurality of structures in computer-readable form and converting the construction information into a standardized database. The construction information may include building permit data including one or more of the number of building permits within a particular time frame, building permit age, building permit category, and job cost. Further, the computer implemented methods may include estimating underinsurance or condition of a target structure based on the construction information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph Tierney Masters Emison, Holly Ward Tachovsky, Daniel Kenney, Sefton Patton
  • Patent number: 10415964
    Abstract: Methods for manufacturing passive strain indicator on turbine components include providing a turbine component comprising an exterior surface, and, depositing a ceramic material onto a portion of the exterior surface to form a passive strain indicator comprising at least two reference points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John David Ward, Jr., Bryan Joseph Germann, Jason Lee Burnside, Gregory Lee Hovis
  • Publication number: 20190276813
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field of automatic dishwashing detergent compositions, as well as methods of making and using same. In particular, it relates to an automatic dishwashing detergent composition comprising a new protease. The automatic dishwashing detergent composition provides improved cleaning and finishing. In particular the composition of the invention provides better proteinaceous removal at the same level of other proteases available in the market. This also alternatively allows for the use of a lower level of the protease of the invention and therefore a more cost effective composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Philip Frank SOUTER, Glenn Steven WARD, Frits (NMN) GOEDEGEBUUR, Ayrookaran Joseph POULOSE, David A. ESTELL, Richard Ray BOTT, Luis Gustavo CASCAO-PEREIRA
  • Publication number: 20190242399
    Abstract: A blade for a turbine engine comprising a composite core defining a pressure side and a suction side extending axially between a leading edge and a trailing edge defining a chord-wise direction and extending radially between a root and a tip defining a span-wise direction. The composite core is formed from two materials with different compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Nicholas Joseph Kray, Gregory Carl Gemeinhardt, Douglas Duane Ward, David William Crall, Wendy Wen-Ling Lin
  • Publication number: 20190242260
    Abstract: A blade for the fan section of a turbine engine comprising a composite core defining a pressure side and a suction side extending axially between a core leading edge and a core trailing edge defining a chord-wise direction and extending radially between a core root and a core tip defining a span-wise direction and a leading edge strip mounted to the core leading edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Nicholas Joseph Kray, Gregory Carl Gemeinhardt, Douglas Duane Ward, David William Crall
  • Publication number: 20190204305
    Abstract: A system and method includes a test container for detecting a target substance in a consumable sample, where the test container includes a test container body defining a test container top, a test container bottom opposing the test container top, a first chamber proximal the test container top, and a second chamber proximal the test container bottom, a magnetic diaphragm situated between the first chamber and the second chamber, the magnetic diaphragm obstructing flow of the consumable sample, and the magnetic diaphragm including a magnetic element embedded in the magnetic diaphragm, and a driving element geometrically complementary to the first chamber, the driving element including a consumable sample grinding feature protruding from a surface of the driving element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Scott Sundvor, Steven Portela, Jonathan Ward, John Walton, Jonathan William Kiel, Jeffrey Mekler, Shireen Yates, Jacob Mooney, Dane Weitmann, Joseph Horrell
  • Publication number: 20190205287
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for determining modeled roof age of a structure is provided. Such methods comprise identifying a target structure for which an estimated roof age is desired, receiving data related to the target structure in computer-readable form, and inputting the data related to the target structure into a generalized linear model to determine a Per-Property Modeled Roof Age of the target structure. The modeled roof age preferably accounts for (i) the height of the trees, (ii) the proximity of the trees to the target structure, and (iii) the weather conditions for the structure's geographic location. Such methods can be applied in practice by substituting a typically inaccurate reported roof age with a more realistic modeled roof age in making homeowners insurance decisions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph Tierney Masters Emison, Holly Ward Tachovsky, Richard W. White
  • Publication number: 20190168787
    Abstract: An inspection management system is provided. The inspection management system includes an inspection data provider that receives inspection data relating to an inspector, one or more devices used to complete an inspection, one or more assets associated with an inspection, an inspection plan, etc. A display of the inspection management system presents one or more graphical user interfaces based upon the inspection data. The graphical user interfaces may facilitate inspection planning, execution, preparation, and/or real-time inspection monitoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Howard Messinger, Robert Carroll Ward, Michael Christopher Domke, Sekhar Soorianarayanan, Scott Leo Sbihli, Thomas Eldred Lambdin, Steven Clifton, Dattaraj Jagdish Rao, Anju Bind, Glenn Robert Shaffer, Peter Henry Tu, Mark Bradshaw Kraeling, Anwarul Azam, Matthew Lawrence Blair, Shannon Joseph Clouse
  • Patent number: 10311569
    Abstract: Systems, methods, devices, and apparatus for detecting sample defects in blood samples processed in automated processing systems are described herein. One aspect describes an automated blood sample processing apparatus having a pre-analytic specimen integrity monitoring device. Another aspect describes devices, systems, and methods for identifying blood components and properties in blood samples. Further aspects relate to systems and methods for setting reference ranges for sample defects and interference in blood samples. Additionally, devices, systems, and methods for identifying defective samples are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Sameer Bhatia, Anton F. Flieg, Jr., Joseph Eugene Rose, Stephen Ward
  • Publication number: 20190076129
    Abstract: A method of detecting subject respiratory motion and non-respiratory motion includes: transmitting a transmitted signal toward a subject, the transmitted signal being an ultrasound wave, the transmitted signal reflecting off the subject to produce a reflected signal; receiving the reflected signal and converting a form of the reflected signal from ultrasound wave to electrical; comparing the reflected signal to at least a first reference signal to determine at least a first reference phase signal indicative of a first phase difference between the first reference signal and the reflected signal, the at least a first reference signal being associated with the transmitted signal; and analyzing the first reference phase signal for respiratory motion of the subject and non-respiratory motion, the non-respiratory motion including at least one of non-respiratory motion of the subject or motion of an entity other than the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Raymond Joseph WARD, III, Gregory Paul HELDT
  • Patent number: 10172592
    Abstract: A method of detecting subject respiratory motion and non-respiratory motion includes: transmitting a transmitted signal toward a subject, the transmitted signal being an ultrasound wave, the transmitted signal reflecting off the subject to produce a reflected signal; receiving the reflected signal and converting a form of the reflected signal from ultrasound wave to electrical; comparing the reflected signal to at least a first reference signal to determine at least a first reference phase signal indicative of a first phase difference between the first reference signal and the reflected signal, the at least a first reference signal being associated with the transmitted signal; and analyzing the first reference phase signal for respiratory motion of the subject and non-respiratory motion, the non-respiratory motion including at least one of non-respiratory motion of the subject or motion of an entity other than the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: BIODATA INNOVATION SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Raymond Joseph Ward, III, Gregory Paul Heldt
  • Patent number: 10084806
    Abstract: Systems and methods may simulate traffic to identify malicious activity. A dynamic analysis system comprising a processor in communication with a network may receive a copy of a malware program and load the copy of the malware program into a simulated endpoint. The system may monitor simulated endpoint network traffic to or from the simulated endpoint, assess the simulated endpoint network traffic to determine a source and/or destination for the simulated endpoint network traffic and/or content of the simulated endpoint network traffic, and capture and store metadata associated with the simulated endpoint network traffic. A comparison system may compare simulated network traffic metadata to observed network traffic metadata to determine whether the metadata are statistically similar. When the metadata are not statistically similar, the system may generate a low infection confidence score. When the metadata are statistically similar, the system may generate a high infection confidence score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: DAMBALLA, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Ward, Andrew Hobson
  • Patent number: 10050986
    Abstract: Systems and methods of classifying network traffic may monitor network traffic. Monitored traffic may be compared with a control protocol template (CPT). When a similarity between the monitored traffic and the CPT exceeds a match threshold, the monitored traffic may be associated with the CPT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Damballa, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry Lee Nelms, Andrew Hobson, Joseph Ward
  • Publication number: 20180213044
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a real-time and interactive preview of alerts is provided in a user interface. A computer system parses a set of rules that specifies an alert definition. Each rule identifies a set of observations and an alert trigger criterion based on user input in the user interface. For a rule, the computer system accesses historical data corresponding to the set of observations identified by the rule and determines, based on an analysis of the historical data, time points that trigger alerts over a time period according to the rule. The analysis is based on the alert trigger criterion identified by the rule. The computer system aggregates, based on the alert definition, the time points determined for the rule with time points determined for another rule from the set of rules. Further, the computer system generates an alert preview over the time period for presentation at the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: William Brandon George, Nathan Purser, Joseph Ward, Kristopher Paries, John Bates
  • Patent number: 9894088
    Abstract: Systems and methods may determine suspicious network traffic. A monitoring system comprising a processor in communication with a network may monitor network traffic to or from an asset associated with the network. The monitoring system may assess the network traffic to determine a source and/or destination for the network traffic anchor content of the network traffic. The monitoring system may determine whether the network traffic is suspicious network traffic based on the assessed source and/or destination and/or content. When the network traffic is determined to be suspicious network traffic, the monitoring system may capture metadata associated with the suspicious network traffic and store the metadata in a database in communication with the processor. When the network traffic is not determined to be suspicious network traffic, the monitoring system may disregard metadata associated with the network traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Damballa, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Ward, Andrew Hobson
  • Publication number: 20170230393
    Abstract: Systems and methods of classifying network traffic may monitor network traffic. Monitored traffic may be compared with a control protocol template (CPT). When a similarity between the monitored traffic and the CPT exceeds a match threshold, the monitored traffic may be associated with the CPT.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Terry Lee NELMS, Andrew HOBSON, Joseph WARD
  • Patent number: 9680861
    Abstract: Systems and methods may use historical analysis to identify malicious activity. A discovery/recovery system may comprise a processor in communication with a network and in communication with a database. The discovery/recovery system may gather filtered historical network data associated with an asset associated with the network. The discovery/recovery system may analyze the filtered historical network data to determine whether a subset of the filtered historical network data is associated with a malware infection of the asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Damballa, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Ward, Andrew Hobson
  • Patent number: 9571511
    Abstract: Systems and methods of classifying network traffic may monitor network traffic. Monitored traffic may be compared with a control protocol template (CPT). When a similarity between the monitored traffic and the CPT exceeds a match threshold, the monitored traffic may be associated with the CPT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Damballa, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry Lee Nelms, Andrew Hobson, Joseph Ward
  • Publication number: 20160354063
    Abstract: A method of detecting subject respiratory motion and non-respiratory motion includes: transmitting a transmitted signal toward a subject, the transmitted signal being an ultrasound wave, the transmitted signal reflecting off the subject to produce a reflected signal; receiving the reflected signal and converting a form of the reflected signal from ultrasound wave to electrical; comparing the reflected signal to at least a first reference signal to determine at least a first reference phase signal indicative of a first phase difference between the first reference signal and the reflected signal, the at least a first reference signal being associated with the transmitted signal; and analyzing the first reference phase signal for respiratory motion of the subject and non-respiratory motion, the non-respiratory motion including at least one of non-respiratory motion of the subject or motion of an entity other than the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Raymond Joseph WARD, III, Gregory Paul HELDT