Patents by Inventor Martin Robinson

Martin Robinson 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: 20210344655
    Abstract: A networked device communication system can configure network devices (e.g., a primary and secondary database) to send and receive sequences of messages, such as replicated data, using one or more keypairs and wrapping keys. The sequences of messages can include an initial set of messages that are encrypted by a wrapping key, and further include another set of messages that are encrypted by a replaced staggered key. The sequence of messages can be configured to be decrypted without exporting keys of hardware security modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Damien Carru, Robert Bengt Benedikt Gernhardt, Martin Hentschel, Nithin Mahesh, Eric Robinson
  • Patent number: 11151161
    Abstract: Replication and failover of database data is disclosed. A method includes replicating database data stored in a primary deployment such that the database data is further stored in a secondary deployment. The method includes executing one or more updates to the database data at the secondary deployment when the primary deployment is unavailable and propagating the one or more updates to the primary deployment when the primary deployment becomes available again. The method includes executing queries on the database data at the primary deployment when the primary deployment is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Snowflake Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit Dageville, Eric Robinson, Martin Hentschel
  • Publication number: 20210286673
    Abstract: A method for proactively rebuilding user data in a plurality of storage nodes of a storage cluster is provided. The method includes distributing user data and metadata throughout the plurality of storage nodes such that the plurality of storage nodes can read the user data, using erasure coding, despite loss of two of the storage nodes. The method includes determining that one of the storage nodes is unreachable and determining to rebuild the user data for the one of the storage nodes that is unreachable. The method includes reading the user data across a remainder of the plurality of storage nodes, using the erasure coding and writing the user data across the remainder of the plurality of storage nodes, using the erasure coding. A plurality of storage nodes within a single chassis that can proactively rebuild the user data stored within the storage nodes is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: John Martin Hayes, John Colgrove, Robert Lee, Igor Ostrovsky, Joshua P. Robinson
  • Publication number: 20210231724
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure may enable an electrical component within an electrical distribution equipment cabinet to be audibly monitored via an electrical fault detection device mounted on the housing of the cabinet. The electrical fault detection device may comprise a senor to detect a signal emitted from an electrical fault within the cabinet, a transducer to convert the detected signal into an electrical audio signal, and an output socket adapted for an external device that may generate an audible sound based on the detected signal. The detected sensor may be an ultrasound sensor and the detected signal may be an ultrasound emitted from the electrical fault.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: IRISS Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin ROBINSON
  • Patent number: 11029130
    Abstract: A mission planning method for use with a weapon is disclosed. The method comprises: obtaining a first training data set describing the performance of the weapon; using the first training data set and a Gaussian Process (GP) or Neural Network to obtain a first surrogate model giving a functional approximation of the performance of the weapon; and providing the first surrogate model to a weapons system for use in calculating a performance characteristic of the weapon during combat operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: MBDA UK Limited
    Inventors: Gareth Stanley Rees, Andrew Philip Walls, Alex Martin Robinson, Stephen Vincent Sargent, Nathan Rees Potter, Leigh Moody
  • Patent number: 10983156
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure may enable an electrical component within an electrical distribution equipment cabinet to be audibly monitored via an electrical fault detection device mounted on the housing of the cabinet. The electrical fault detection device may comprise a sensor to detect a signal emitted from an electrical fault within the cabinet, a transducer to convert the detected signal into an electrical audio signal, and an output socket adapted for an external device that may generate an audible sound based on the detected signal. The detected sensor may be an ultrasound sensor and the detected signal may be an ultrasound emitted from the electrical fault.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: IRISS HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Martin Robinson
  • Patent number: 10732421
    Abstract: A curved viewing window assembly for an electrical assembly having a non-flat curved surface such as an isophase bus duct or electrical motor housing, includes a curved lens assembly having a lens section disposed between a curved front grille and a curved rear grille and is transparent to infrared (IR), ultraviolet (UV), or visible light. The curved lens assembly is attached to an aperture disposed through a curved wall of the bus duct at a point proximate to the location in which electrical equipment within the bus duct is to be monitored. Disposed through each at the front and rear grilles is a plurality of viewing apertures permitting the IR, UV, or visible light from the electrical equipment or components to pass therethrough. A curved door is pivotably attached to the front grille to allow selective access to the curved infrared viewing window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: IRISS HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Martin Robinson
  • Publication number: 20200208945
    Abstract: A mission planning method for use with a weapon is disclosed. The method comprises: obtaining a first training data set describing the performance of the weapon; using the first training data set and a Gaussian Process (GP) or Neural Network to obtain a first surrogate model giving a functional approximation of the performance of the weapon; and providing the first surrogate model to a weapons system for use in calculating a performance characteristic of the weapon during combat operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: MBDA UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Gareth Stanley REES, Andrew Philip WALLS, Alex Martin ROBINSON, Stephen Vincent SARGENT, Nathan Rees POTTER, Leigh MOODY
  • Publication number: 20200132747
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure may enable an electrical component within an electrical distribution equipment cabinet to be audibly monitored via an electrical fault detection device mounted on the housing of the cabinet. The electrical fault detection device may comprise a sensor to detect a signal emitted from an electrical fault within the cabinet, a transducer to convert the detected signal into an electrical audio signal, and an output socket adapted for an external device that may generate an audible sound based on the detected signal. The detected sensor may be an ultrasound sensor and the detected signal may be an ultrasound emitted from the electrical fault.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: IRISS Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin ROBINSON
  • Publication number: 20190173267
    Abstract: Embodiments of the presently disclosed invention may enable electrical components and connections to be monitored within electrical distribution equipment cabinets having a blanking panel. Such an IR/UV-permitting panel may replace the preexisting blanking panel in order to monitor the adjacent area having the targeted components and connections to be monitored. NFC tags may be utilized in connection with an IR/UV-permitting panel to enable data acquisition and management systems for the monitoring of electrical components in a cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventor: Martin ROBINSON
  • Patent number: 9104936
    Abstract: A method of reading data represented by characters formed of an x by y array of dots, e.g. as printed by a dot-matrix printer, is described. An image of the character(s) is captured by a digital camera device and transmitted to a computer, and by using analysis software operating in the computer to which the camera image has been sent, dot shapes are identified and their positions within the captured image detected, using the similarity of dots to idealized representations of dots using a combination of covariance, correlation or color data. The position information about the detected dots is then processed to determine the distance between dots and to identify “clusters” of adjacent dots in groups of dots close to one another, and to enable such clusters to be mapped on to a notional x by y grid that defines the intended positions of the dots where grid elements intersect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Wessex Technology Opto-Electronic Products Limited
    Inventors: Alan Joseph Bell, Martin Robinson, Guanhua Chen
  • Publication number: 20150131177
    Abstract: A curved viewing window assembly for an electrical assembly or conductor that has a non-flat curved surface such as an isophase bus duct or electrical motor housing having a curved cross-sectional shape, includes a curved lens assembly that includes a lens section is disposed between a curved front grille and a curved rear grille and is transparent to infrared (IR), ultraviolet (UV), or visible light. The curved lens assembly is attached to a primary aperture that is disposed through a curved wall of the bus duct at a point proximate to the location in which electrical equipment or components within the bus duct is to be monitored. Disposed through each of the front and rear grilles is a plurality of viewing apertures that permit the IR, UV, or visible light from the electrical equipment or components to pass therethrough. In addition, a curved door is pivotably attached to the front grille to allow selective access to the curved infrared viewing window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Martin Robinson
  • Publication number: 20140363081
    Abstract: A method of reading data represented by characters formed of an x by y array of dots, e.g. as printed by a dot-matrix printer, is described. An image of the character(s) is captured by a digital camera device and transmitted to a computer, and by using analysis software operating in the computer to which the camera image has been sent, dot shapes are identified and their positions within the captured image detected, using the similarity of dots to idealised representations of dots using a combination of covariance, correlation or colour data. The position information about the detected dots is then processed to determine the distance between dots and to identify “clusters” of adjacent dots in groups of dots close to one another, and to enable such clusters to be mapped on to a notional x by y grid that defines the intended positions of the dots where grid elements intersect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Alan Joseph Bell, Martin Robinson, Guanhua Chen
  • Publication number: 20140196632
    Abstract: A novel apparatus for the manufacture of high solid content lime and/or cement slurry that can be used in stabilization applications. The novel apparatus uses nozzles directed at a diffusion baffle to insure proper wetting of the lime or cement based material in order to produce a sufficiently homogenous slurry that sufficiently remains in suspension so that it can be used in stabilization applications without the need for additional mixing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Texas Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Brouillette, Clifford Ryan, Yon Martin Robinson
  • Patent number: 8714809
    Abstract: A novel apparatus for the manufacture of high solid content lime and/or cement slurry that can be used in stabilization applications. The novel apparatus uses nozzles directed at a diffusion baffle to insure proper wetting of the lime or cement based material in order to produce a sufficiently homogenous slurry that sufficiently remains in suspension so that it can be used in stabilization applications without the need for additional mixing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Texas Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Brouillette, Clifford Ryan, Yon Martin Robinson
  • Patent number: 8430956
    Abstract: A novel method and composition of high solid content lime slurry composed of a lime material and water that can be used in stabilization applications. The lime slurry compound itself is chemically treated, by means of a cellulosic or other thixotropic agent(s) and sucrose to create a thixotropic flow property controlled system wherein the wetted lime material remains in suspension, does not settle out prior to use even without further mixing and maintains suitable temperatures without excessive heat build. A novel apparatus and method for mixing the novel lime slurry is disclosed to insure the exact proportioning of all ingredients and the proper wetting of the lime material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Texas Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Brouillette, Clifford Ryan, Yon Martin Robinson
  • Patent number: 8407374
    Abstract: Intelligent resource state memory recall techniques, and associated apparatus and methods, are disclosed. States of one or more video switcher resources in a resource state memory may be recalled to the same or different resources, depending on resource availability at the time of memory recall. A memory recall need not affect an on air signal. The memory may be recalled to recreate a desired program output, as defined in the memory, on a preview output of the video switcher, which leaves a current program output of the video switcher undisturbed when the memory is recalled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Ross Video Limited
    Inventors: David Allan Ross, Leslie Vincent O'Reilly, Troy David English, Alun John Fryer, Steven Martin Robinson, Gerald Edwin Coldwell, Jean-Francois Gagnon
  • Patent number: 8400708
    Abstract: An infrared window assembly, comprising: a lens through which thermal imagery of apparatus within a housing is performed; a frame adapted to be mounted in the housing and arranged to support the lens; and external and internal covers lying when closed in planes generally parallel to the plane of the frame, the external cover being located on the exterior of the housing, wherein the covers are coupled to one another and mounted on or adjacent the frame and arranged to move in unison between a closed position whereat the lens is substantially concealed and an open position whereat the lens is substantially visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: Martin Robinson
  • Patent number: 8164827
    Abstract: A lens assembly 10 for an infrared window through which infrared inspection of an apparatus within a housing is performed when the lens assembly is mounted in an aperture provided in the housing. The lens assembly includes an infrared transmitting pane 11 having two generally opposed surfaces 14; and a first protective grille 12 lying against one of the opposed surfaces 14 and having an array of holes 20 formed therethrough that permit infrared inspection of the apparatus through the pane. A second protective grille 12 may be provided on the opposite face and there can be alignment means 21, 32 to ensure correct alignment of each with respect to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Martin Robinson
  • Patent number: D935421
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Gates Coporation
    Inventors: Caitlin Steele, Martin K Bauer, Victor Robinson