Patents by Inventor Kevin Hobbs

Kevin Hobbs 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: 10232295
    Abstract: A filter includes filter media and a mesh panel secured to a face of the filter media. The mesh panel has a perimeter edge margin and intersecting web members that extend from the perimeter edge margin across the panel. A web member can have an outer web portion with a larger minimum width than an inner web portion. The web members can define an outer flow opening with a smaller cross-sectional opening than an inner flow opening defined by the web members. The flow openings can be diamond shaped. The web members can include one set of web portions that define an outer flow opening and another set that define an inner flow opening. The sum of the widths of the second set can be less than the sum of the widths of the first set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Filtration Group LLC
    Inventors: Philip Winters, Kevin Hobbs, David Heritage
  • Publication number: 20180288151
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for managed object replication and delivery redirects, directly or indirectly, a client's request for an object that is not available at a best or optimal handling edge server of a network to a parent server that has the requested object. So, where the requested object is not available at the handling edge server, the client's request is redirected directly to the parent server that can provide the requested object to the client or indirectly via one or more parent servers to a parent server that can provide the requested object to the client. The method, system and computer program product further intelligently replicates the object to the edge server if the object is popular enough. Likewise, an object is removed from an edge server when it is no longer popular. All redirection and replication operations are preferably transparent to the end-user and do not degrade the quality of service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Steven L. Seed, Kevin Hobbs, Shane M. Glynn, Isaac W. Foraker, Peter J. Jones, Homer H. Chen, William P. Greer
  • Patent number: 9992279
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for managed object replication and delivery redirects, directly or indirectly, a client's request for an object that is not available at a best or optimal handling edge server of a network to a parent server that has the requested object. So, where the requested object is not available at the handling edge server, the client's request is redirected directly to the parent server that can provide the requested object to the client or indirectly via one or more parent servers to a parent server that can provide the requested object to the client. The method, system and computer program product further intelligently replicates the object to the edge server if the object is popular enough. Likewise, an object is removed from an edge server when it is no longer popular. All redirection and replication operations are preferably transparent to the end-user and do not degrade the quality of service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Steven L. Seed, Kevin Hobbs, Shane M. Glynn, Isaac W. Foraker, Peter J. Jones, Homer H. Chen, William Patrick Greer
  • Publication number: 20170266597
    Abstract: A filter includes filter media and a mesh panel secured to a face of the filter media. The mesh panel has a perimeter edge margin and intersecting web members that extend from the perimeter edge margin across the panel. A web member can have an outer web portion with a larger minimum width than an inner web portion. The web members can define an outer flow opening with a smaller cross-sectional opening than an inner flow opening defined by the web members. The flow openings can be diamond shaped. The web members can include one set of web portions that define an outer flow opening and another set that define an inner flow opening. The sum of the widths of the second set can be less than the sum of the widths of the first set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: Filtration Group LLC
    Inventors: Philip Winters, Kevin Hobbs, David Heritage
  • Publication number: 20160044105
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for managed object replication and delivery redirects, directly or indirectly, a client's request for an object that is not available at a best or optimal handling edge server of a network to a parent server that has the requested object. So, where the requested object is not available at the handling edge server, the client's request is redirected directly to the parent server that can provide the requested object to the client or indirectly via one or more parent servers to a parent server that can provide the requested object to the client. The method, system and computer program product further intelligently replicates the object to the edge server if the object is popular enough. Likewise, an object is removed from an edge server when it is no longer popular. All redirection and replication operations are preferably transparent to the end-user and do not degrade the quality of service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Steven L. Seed, Kevin Hobbs, Shane M. Glynn, Isaac W. Foraker, Peter J. Jones, Homer H. Chen, William Patrick Greer
  • Patent number: 9167036
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for managed object replication and delivery redirects, directly or indirectly, a client's request for an object that is not available at a best or optimal handling edge server of a network to a parent server that has the requested object. So, where the requested object is not available at the handling edge server, the client's request is redirected directly to the parent server that can provide the requested object to the client or indirectly via one or more parent servers to a parent server that can provide the requested object to the client. The method, system and computer program product further intelligently replicates the object to the edge server if the object is popular enough. Likewise, an object is removed from an edge server when it is no longer popular. All redirection and replication operations are preferably transparent to the end-user and do not degrade the quality of service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Steven L. Seed, Kevin Hobbs, Shane M. Glynn, Isaac W. Foraker, Peter J. Jones, Homer H. Chen, William Patrick Greer
  • Patent number: 8924466
    Abstract: A content delivery method directs a request by a client for an object to a first server in a content delivery network (CDN), regardless of whether the first server has the requested object. If the first server has the requested object, then it is served to the client from the first server; otherwise, the first server redirects the client request to a second server in the CDN to handle the request. The second server may be a peer server of the first server. The first and second servers may be edge servers in the CDN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Steven L. Seed, Kevin Hobbs, Shane M. Glynn, Isaac W. Foraker, Peter J. Jones, Homer H. Chen, William Patrick Greer
  • Patent number: 8782123
    Abstract: A content delivery method directs a request by a client for an object to a first server in a content delivery network (CDN), regardless of whether the first server has the requested object. If the first server has the requested object, then it is served to the client from the first server; otherwise, the first server redirects the client request to a second server in the CDN to handle the request. The second server may be a peer server of the first server. The first and second servers may be edge servers in the CDN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Steven L. Seed, Kevin Hobbs, Shane M. Glynn, Isaac W. Foraker, Peter J. Jones, Homer H. Chen
  • Publication number: 20080071859
    Abstract: A client requests an object at a first server in a content delivery network (CDN), the request having been directed to said first server regardless of whether the first server has the requested object; When the first server does not have a copy of the requested object, it selectively replicating the requested object on the first server. The replicating is based at least in part on a measure of popularity of the requested object, wherein the requested object is not replicated to the first server when the measure of popularity of the requested object does not exceed a popularity threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Applicant: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Seed, Kevin Hobbs, Shane Glynn, Isaac Foraker, Peter Jones, Homer Chen
  • Publication number: 20080065724
    Abstract: A content delivery method directs a request by a client for an object to a first server in a content delivery network (CDN), regardless of whether the first server has the requested object. If the first server has the requested object, then it is served to the client from the first server; otherwise, the first server redirects the client request to a second server in the CDN to handle the request. The second server may be a peer server of the first server. The first and second servers may be edge servers in the CDN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Applicant: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Steven SEED, Kevin HOBBS, Shane GLYNN, Isaac FORAKER, Peter JONES, Homer CHEN
  • Publication number: 20070174463
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for managed object replication and delivery redirects, directly or indirectly, a client's request for an object that is not available at a best or optimal handling edge server of a network to a parent server that has the requested object. So, where the requested object is not available at the handling edge server, the client's request is redirected directly to the parent server that can provide the requested object to the client or indirectly via one or more parent servers to a parent server that can provide the requested object to the client. The method, system and computer program product further intelligently replicates the object to the edge server if the object is popular enough. Likewise, an object is removed from an edge server when it is no longer popular. All redirection and replication operations are preferably transparent to the end-user and do not degrade the quality of service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Applicant: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Seed, Kevin Hobbs, Shane Glynn, Isaac Foraker, Peter Jones, Homer Chen
  • Patent number: 7156891
    Abstract: An air filter including a filter media having a plurality of flat pleats defining a plurality of truncated pleat tips and sloping side surfaces along a front face and a rear face. The truncated pleat tips are oriented perpendicular to the direction of pleating and are configured with a planar tip portion. The reinforcement structure includes at least one generally planar first reinforcing strip oriented in the direction of the pleating and connected to the truncated pleat tips along the rear face. The reinforcing structure further includes at least one generally planar second reinforcing strip oriented in the direction of pleating and connected to the truncate pleat tips along the front face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Filtration Group Incorporated
    Inventors: Philip J. Winters, Kevin Hobbs, Michael Corbat, Dean Kerstetter
  • Publication number: 20060053759
    Abstract: An air filter including a filter media having a plurality of flat pleats defining a plurality of truncated pleat tips and sloping side surfaces along a front face and a rear face. The truncated pleat tips are oriented perpendicular to the direction of pleating and are configured with a planar tip portion. The reinforcement structure includes at least one generally planar first reinforcing strip oriented in the direction of the pleating and connected to the truncated pleat tips along the rear face. The reinforcing structure further includes at least one generally planar second reinforcing strip oriented in the direction of pleating and connected to the truncate pleat tips along the front face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Applicant: Filtration Group Incorporated
    Inventors: Philip Winters, Kevin Hobbs, Michael Corbat, Dean Kerstetter
  • Publication number: 20060015574
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for managed object replication and delivery redirects, directly or indirectly, a client's request for an object that is not available at a best or optimal handling edge server of a network to a parent server that has the requested object. So, where the requested object is not available at the handling edge server, the client's request is redirected directly to the parent server that can provide the requested object to the client or indirectly via one or more parent servers to a parent server that can provide the requested object to the client. The method, system and computer program product further intelligently replicates the object to the edge server if the object is popular enough. Likewise, an object is removed from an edge server when it is no longer popular. All redirection and replication operations are preferably transparent to the end-user and do not degrade the quality of service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Publication date: January 19, 2006
    Applicant: Digital Island, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Seed, Kevin Hobbs, Shane Glynn, Isaac Foraker, Peter Jones, Homer Chen
  • Patent number: D544949
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Filtration Group Incorporated
    Inventors: Philip J. Winters, Kevin Hobbs, Michael Corbat, Dean Kerstetter