Patents by Inventor Kenneth Brown

Kenneth Brown 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: 9768955
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing additional security for data being transmitted across a wireless connection that has been established using a known wireless protocol (e.g. Bluetooth) are described. An encryption key is exchanged between a computing device (e.g. a mobile device) and a wireless peripheral device (e.g. a keyboard, a printer). In some embodiments, the encryption key is generated at one of the two devices. Data associated with the encryption key is output at the one device, which can be input by the user at the other device. The encryption key is then recovered at the other device from the input, thereby completing the key exchange. The encryption key can then be used to encrypt and decrypt data transmitted over the established wireless connection, providing additional security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Grant Kirkup, Michael Kenneth Brown, Michael Stephen Brown
  • Patent number: 9762691
    Abstract: In a system with a policy server, a first device able to communicate with the policy server and a second device able to communicate with the first device and unable to communicate with the policy server, the first device is to act as a policy proxy. The policy server may push to the first device a policy for the second device, and the first device may push the policy to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Kenneth Brown, Neil Patrick Adams, Herbert Anthony Little
  • Publication number: 20170231646
    Abstract: A medical device can include an elongate manipulation member, and a thrombectomy device connected to the elongate manipulation member. The thrombectomy device can have a first configuration and a second configuration, the thrombectomy device being expandable from the first configuration to the second configuration. The thrombectomy device can include an arcuate marker-mounting projection attached to a portion of the thrombectomy device configured to contact a thrombus. A marker can be coupled to, and extending around, the arcuate marker-mounting projection with the marker and the arcuate marker-mounting projection contacting each other at three discrete locations. A method for engaging a thrombus can include advancing a thrombectomy device to a location radially adjacent to a thrombus in a blood vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Evan Epstein, Kenneth Brown
  • Publication number: 20170231742
    Abstract: A medical device can include an elongate manipulation member, and a thrombectomy device connected to the elongate manipulation member. The thrombectomy device can have a first configuration and a second configuration, the thrombectomy device being expandable from the first configuration to the second configuration. The thrombectomy device can include an arcuate marker-mounting projection attached to a portion of the thrombectomy device configured to contact a thrombus. A marker can be coupled to, and extending around, the arcuate marker-mounting projection with the marker and the arcuate marker-mounting projection contacting each other at three discrete locations. A method for engaging a thrombus can include advancing a thrombectomy device to a location radially adjacent to a thrombus in a blood vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Evan Epstein, Kenneth Brown
  • Patent number: 9724221
    Abstract: A stent delivery system can include a core member, first and second restraints, and a stent engagement component. The core member can have a distal segment. The first and second restraints can be coupled to the core member distal segment and axially spaced apart from each other to provide an axial gap. The first and second restraints can each have an outer profile that tapers radially inwardly in directions away from the gap. The stent engagement component can be at least partially disposed in the axial gap between the first and second restraints such that the component is slidably and rotatably coupled to the core member distal segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Kenneth Brown, Ghislain Sema, Michael Losordo, Evan Epstein, Gabriel Newell, Andy Huynh, Lawrence Farhat
  • Publication number: 20170206378
    Abstract: A system and method for selectively securing data from unauthorized access on a client device storing a plurality of data types with reference to an authorization level indicated in a command. A command is received at a client device comprising an authorization level indicator. Based on at least one predefined rule, which may be implemented in an IT policy stored at the client device, each of the plurality of data types to be secured is determined, and then the data corresponding to those types is secured. The data may be secured by encrypting and/or deleting the data at the client device. The predefined rules associated with each authorization level may be configured by a user or administrator having an authorization level that exceeds the associated authorization level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: Blackberry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Kenneth BROWN, Michael Stephen BROWN, Herbert Anthony LITTLE, Scott William TOTZKE
  • Patent number: 9707438
    Abstract: An adjustable weight lifting bench includes a frame, a seat pad, and a back pad. The back pad is pivotably coupled to the frame about a first pivot axis and angularly adjustable between a plurality of user-selectable incline and decline positions. A hydraulic mechanism supports the back pad in the incline and decline positions. A movable operating lever operably coupled to the hydraulic mechanism operates to change the mechanism between an activated condition in which the back pad is movable and a deactivated condition in which the back pad locks into a selected one of the positions. When the mechanism is in activated condition, applying pressure against the back pad the lowers the back pad and removing the pressure raises the back pad. In one embodiment, the mechanism automatically raises the back pad when the pressure is removed and the mechanism is in the deactivated condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventors: David Vorozilchak, James J. Lennox, Kenneth Brown
  • Patent number: 9686252
    Abstract: A system and method implemented at a server system, for securely wiping a remote mobile device after the device registration has been removed from the server system. Prior to removal of the device registration from the server system, a “pre-packaged” command is created and stored at the server system. In the event that it is determined, after removal of the registration, that the device should be wiped or disabled, means are provided for an administrator to issue the previously stored command to the target mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Kenneth Brown, Scott William Totzke, Michael Grant Kirkup
  • Publication number: 20170169173
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring and managing healthcare performance. The system comprises one or more network interfaces configured to provide access to a network and one or more data processing servers coupled to the one or more network interfaces to enable communication with one or more healthcare manager devices. The one or more data processing servers to execute instructions to receive healthcare data from a plurality of data source devices over the network, extract patient medical data from the received healthcare data, group the patient medical data according to episodes of care, analyze the patient medical data to determine variances, generate prescriptive opportunity scripts to reduce the determined variances, add the prescriptive opportunity scripts to a playbook, and generate output corresponding to the analysis and the playbook to the one or more healthcare manager devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: David B. Snow, JR., Christian Nickerson, Kenneth Brown, Joshua Davis, Aarti Karamchandani, Key Shin, Stephen Zander, Michael Pardes
  • Patent number: 9660978
    Abstract: In a general aspect, a digital certificate can be used with multiple cryptography systems (“cryptosystems”). In some cases, the digital certificate includes a public key field, which contains a first public key of an entity. The first public key of the entity is associated with a first cryptosystem. The digital certificate includes a signature value field, which contains a first digital signature of a certificate authority. The first digital signature is associated with the first cryptosystem. The digital certificate includes an extension. The extension contains a second public key of the entity, a second digital signature of the certificate authority or both. The second public key is associated with a second cryptosystem, and the second digital signature is associated with the second cryptosystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: ISARA Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Truskovsky, Atsushi Yamada, Michael Kenneth Brown, Gustav Michael Gutoski
  • Publication number: 20170094001
    Abstract: In a system with a policy server, a first device able to communicate with the policy server and a second device able to communicate with the first device and unable to communicate with the policy server, the first device is to act as a policy proxy. The policy server may push to the first device a policy for the second device, and the first device may push the policy to the second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Kenneth BROWN, Neil Patrick ADAMS, Herbert Anthony LITTLE
  • Patent number: 9594916
    Abstract: A method and devices for providing secure data backup from a mobile communication device to an external computing device is described. In one embodiment, there is provided a method of backing up data from a mobile communication device, the method comprising: receiving from an enterprise server an information technology (IT) policy message which includes an encryption key; storing the encryption key in a protected memory of the mobile communication device; receiving a request to backup data stored on the mobile communication device; encrypting the data using the encryption key stored in the protected memory; and transferring the encrypted data from the mobile communication device to an electronic device for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Kenneth Brown, Andrew Douglas Bocking, Scott William Totzke, David Francis Tapuska, Ronald Scotte Zinn, Maxime Matton, Michael Thomas Hardy, George Dos Santos, Christopher James Runstedler
  • Publication number: 20170066007
    Abstract: A protective collar for temporarily protecting an item from paint on a surface that is being painted. The protective collar is formed as a band having a convex surface and a concave surface. The band has a uniform thickness between the convex surface and the concave surface in the primary areas that are not tapered. The band embodies a spring bias that biases the band into a circular configuration. The first end and the second end of the band are tapered. Additionally, the band is tapered along its length adjacent a first long edge. This causes the first long edge to be thinner than the opposite second long edge. The tapered regions minimize the footprint of the spring collar on a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventor: Kenneth Brown
  • Patent number: 9582923
    Abstract: Processes and systems for computer enabled volume data rendering, and more particularly for mapping of volume rendering colors upon polygonal model objects applied to computer enabled volume rendering are described. In one example, the mapping or encoding of the color of volume rendering data upon polygonal model objects located inside volumetric data is achieved by assigning the rendering result of voxels near the surface of the polygonal object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: FOVIA, INC.
    Inventor: Kenneth Brown
  • Publication number: 20170048712
    Abstract: Systems and methods for establishing a data connection between a mobile device and a peripheral. The mobile device is configured to determine whether to handle user approval of the data connection between the mobile device and the peripheral. Through the mobile device, an input mechanism is provided for the user to provide input. The input is used in determining whether to approve the data connection between the mobile device and the peripheral.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Kenneth Brown, Michael Grant Kirkup, Neil Patrick Adams, Herbert Anthony Little, Christopher Pattenden
  • Publication number: 20170035592
    Abstract: A stent delivery system can include a core member, an introducer sheath, and a microcatheter. The core member can have a first section and a second section distal to the first section. The second section can have a bending stiffness per unit length that is less than a bending stiffness per unit length of the first section. The introducer sheath can have a lumen configured to receive the core member therethrough. The introducer sheath can have a length of at least about 80 cm. The microcatheter can have a lumen and a proximal end configured to interface with a distal end of the introducer sheath for delivering the core member into the microcatheter lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Kurt Haggstrom, Michael L. Losordo, Kenneth Brown
  • Publication number: 20170028246
    Abstract: A hydraulic cylinder assembly for operating a weight lifting bench and other equipment. The hydraulic cylinder assembly comprises a hydraulic cylinder containing a hydraulic fluid, an accumulator containing a pressurized compressible fluid, and a flow control valve assembly interposed in a flow path therebetween. The flow control valve includes an axially reciprocating piston defining a flow control orifice and an axially movable plunger received in the orifice. Movement of the plunger operates to engage and open a ball check valve which in turn opens the flow path allowing hydraulic fluid to flow from the hydraulic cylinder to the accumulator. The working end may be stepped and positionable between first and second axial positions relative to the orifice to define first and second flow areas via movement of the plunger. Reciprocating movement of the piston opens and closes the flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: David Vorozilchak, James J. Lennox, Kenneth Brown
  • Publication number: 20170001064
    Abstract: An adjustable weight lifting bench includes a frame, a seat pad, and a back pad. The back pad is pivotably coupled to the frame about a first pivot axis and angularly adjustable between a plurality of user-selectable incline and decline positions. A hydraulic mechanism supports the back pad in the incline and decline positions. A movable operating lever operably coupled to the hydraulic mechanism operates to change the mechanism between an activated condition in which the back pad is movable and a deactivated condition in which the back pad locks into a selected one of the positions. When the mechanism is in activated condition, applying pressure against the back pad the lowers the back pad and removing the pressure raises the back pad. In one embodiment, the mechanism automatically raises the back pad when the pressure is removed and the mechanism is in the deactivated condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: David Vorozilchak, James J. Lennox, Kenneth Brown
  • Patent number: 9531731
    Abstract: A method, device and system for establishing plural modes of operation on a mobile device, including: associating each application on the mobile device with one of a plurality of modes; and restricting access to data on the mobile device to only a subset of applications based on the mode associated for the each application. A system includes connection of an untrusted device to a trusted device and restricting data access for restricted data to a subset of trusted applications on the untrusted device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Lyle Bender, Herbert Anthony Little, Michael Kenneth Brown, Michael Stephen Brown
  • Patent number: 9531828
    Abstract: In a system with a policy server, a first device able to communicate with the policy server and a second device able to communicate with the first device and unable to communicate with the policy server, the first device is to act as a policy proxy. The policy server may push to the first device a policy for the second device, and the first device may push the policy to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Kenneth Brown, Neil Patrick Adams, Herbert Anthony Little