Patents by Inventor Michael D. Nelson

Michael D. Nelson 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: 20180131674
    Abstract: Methods and systems for Data Leak Prevention (DLP) in an enterprise network are provided. According to one embodiment, a network security device maintains a filter database containing multiple filtering rules. Each filtering rule specifies a watermark value, a set of network services for which the filtering rule is active and an action to be taken. Network traffic directed to a destination residing outside of an enterprise network, associated with a particular network service and containing a file is received. A watermark value embedded within the file is identified. When there exists a filtering rule specifying a matching watermark value and for which the filtering rule is active for the particular network service, the action specified by the filtering rule is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Nelson, Michael Xie
  • Patent number: 9904336
    Abstract: A data storage system is described with an array of front fans and moving doors for airflow control. In one example an enclosure is configured to mount in a rack. A horizontal plane board in the enclosure has memory connectors aligned in a row and external interfaces. Memory cards connect to a respective memory connector of the board. Removable fans at the front of the enclosure push air along the memory cards to the rear and doors at the front of the enclosure, each have an open position to accommodate a corresponding fan and a closed position to block airflow when the corresponding fan is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jawad B. Khan, Randall K. Webb, Michael D. Nelson
  • Patent number: 9860211
    Abstract: Methods and systems for Data Leak Prevention (DLP) in an enterprise network are provided. According to one embodiment, a network security device maintains a filter database containing multiple filtering rules. Each filtering rule specifies a watermark hash value, a set of network services for which the filtering rule is active and an action to be taken. Network traffic directed to a destination residing outside of an enterprise network, associated with a particular network service and containing a file is received. A watermark hash value embedded within the file is identified. When there exists a filtering rule specifying a matching watermark hash value and for which the filtering rule is active for the particular network service, the action specified by the filtering rule is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Nelson, Michael Xie
  • Publication number: 20170262029
    Abstract: A data storage system with a parallel array of dense memory cards and high airflow is described. In one example, a rack-mount enclosure has a horizontal plane board with memory connectors and external interfaces. Memory cards each have a connector to connect to a respective memory connector of the horizontal plane board, each memory card extending parallel to each other memory card from the front of the enclosure and extending orthogonally from the first side of the horizontal plane board. A power supply proximate the rear of the enclosure and the first side of the horizontal plane board provides power to the memory cards through the memory card connectors and has a fan to pull air from the front of the enclosure between the memory cards and to push air out the rear of the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: MICHAEL D. NELSON, JAWAD B. KHAN, RANDALL K. WEBB, KNUT S. GRIMSRUD, WAYNE J. ALLEN
  • Publication number: 20170071085
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘BG-6.3016’. This new strawberry plant named ‘BG-6.3016’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its fruit that tends to be longer than broad, very slight difference in shape between primary and secondary fruit, strong gloss, very firm fruit flesh, early season fruit production, and medium to long fruiting trusses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: Berry Genetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson, Leo W. Stoeckle
  • Publication number: 20170063790
    Abstract: Methods and systems for Data Leak Prevention (DLP) in an enterprise network are provided. According to one embodiment, a network security device maintains a filter database containing multiple filtering rules. Each filtering rule specifies a watermark hash value, a set of network services for which the filtering rule is active and an action to be taken. Network traffic directed to a destination residing outside of an enterprise network, associated with a particular network service and containing a file is received. A watermark hash value embedded within the file is identified. When there exists a filtering rule specifying a matching watermark hash value and for which the filtering rule is active for the particular network service, the action specified by the filtering rule is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Nelson, Michael Xie
  • Publication number: 20170006747
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘PE-7.2059’. This new strawberry plant named ‘PE-7.2059’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its large fruit size that is red in color, conical in shape with medium to strong gloss and a calyx that tends to be raised; seeds that range from level with to above the surface; medium plant size, with foliage that lacks gloss and has medium to strong interveinal blistering; fruiting truss pubescence that is strong and held strongly outward; and stolons, stipules and fruiting trusses that all lack anthocyanin coloration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: PLANT SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson
  • Patent number: 9497192
    Abstract: Methods and systems for Data Leak Prevention (DLP) in an enterprise network are provided. According to one embodiment, a data leak protection method is provided. Information regarding a watermark filtering rule is received by a network security device. The information includes a sensitivity level and an action to be applied to files observed by the network security device that match the watermark filtering rule. A file attempted to be passed through the network security device is received by the network security device. A watermark embedded within the received file is detected by the network security device. A sensitivity level associated with the watermark is compared by the network security device to the sensitivity level of the watermark. When the comparison results in a match, then the action specified by the watermark filtering rule is performed by the network security device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Nelson, Michael Xie
  • Patent number: 9319417
    Abstract: Methods and systems for Data Leak Prevention (DLP) in an enterprise network are provided. According to one embodiment a data leak protection method is provided. A network device receives information regarding a watermark filtering rule, including a sensitivity level and an action to be applied to files observed by the network device matching the watermark filtering rule. The network device scans a file attempted to be passed through the network device by locating a watermark embedded within the file and comparing a sensitivity level associated with the watermark to the sensitivity level of the watermark filtering rule. If the sensitivity levels match, then the network device performs the action specified by the watermark filtering rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Nelson, Michael Xie
  • Publication number: 20160099942
    Abstract: Methods and systems for Data Leak Prevention (DLP) in an enterprise network are provided. According to one embodiment, a data leak protection method is provided. Information regarding a watermark filtering rule is received by a network security device. The information includes a sensitivity level and an action to be applied to files observed by the network security device that match the watermark filtering rule. A file attempted to be passed through the network security device is received by the network security device. A watermark embedded within the received file is detected by the network security device. A sensitivity level associated with the watermark is compared by the network security device to the sensitivity level of the watermark. When the comparison results in a match, then the action specified by the watermark filtering rule is performed by the network security device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Applicant: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Nelson, Michael Xie
  • Publication number: 20160057903
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘BG-4.352’. This new strawberry plant named ‘BG-4.352’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its orange red to red fruit color, large fruit size, many seeds per berry, very early fruit production, small foliage, and heavy pubescence on the petioles and fruiting trusses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Steven D. NELSON, Michael D. NELSON, Leo W. STOECKLE
  • Publication number: 20160057904
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘BG-4.370’. This new strawberry plant named ‘BG-4.370’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its large fruit size, small calyx, early fruit production, medium to small plant size, fruiting trusses held above the plant, and short fruiting trusses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson, Leo W. Stoeckle
  • Patent number: 9246927
    Abstract: Methods and systems for Data Leak Prevention (DLP) in an enterprise network are provided. According to one embodiment a data leak protection method is provided. Information regarding a watermark filtering rule is received by a network device. The information includes a sensitivity level and an action to be applied to files observed by the network device that match the watermark filtering rule. A file attempted to be passed through the network device is received by the network device. A watermark embedded within the received file is detected by the network device. A sensitivity level associated with the watermark is compared by the network device to the sensitivity level of the watermark filtering rule after the watermark is detected. If the comparison results in a match, then the action specified by the watermark filtering rule is performed by the network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Nelson, Michael Xie
  • Patent number: PP26194
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘PE-3.222’. This new strawberry plant named ‘PE-3.222’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its orange red to red fruit color, large, conical fruit with medium to strong gloss and very good flavor, medium to small plant size, small, medium green foliage that is slightly flat to concave in cross section, and short fruiting trusses that are short and held beneath the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Plant Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson
  • Patent number: PP26195
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘PE-3.219’. This new strawberry plant named ‘PE-3.219’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its medium to small, uniform fruit that is very glossy and firm, medium plant size that is dense with strong vigor, medium to dark green foliage, and medium to large foliage with medium to strong interveinal blistering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Plant Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson
  • Patent number: PP26209
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘PE-6.2036’. This new strawberry plant named ‘PE-6.2036’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its medium fruit size that is red in color, cordiform in shape with medium to strong gloss and very good flavor, seeds that tend to be level with to below the surface, medium to large plant size, with medium to dark green foliage, and medium to long fruiting trusses that are generally held even with the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Plant Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson
  • Patent number: PP26921
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘BG-4.352’. This new strawberry plant named ‘BG-4.352’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its orange red to red fruit color, large fruit size, many seeds per berry, very early fruit production, small foliage, and heavy pubescence on the petioles and fruiting trusses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Berry Genetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson, Leo W. Stoeckle
  • Patent number: PP27441
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘DILIGENT’. This new strawberry plant named ‘DILIGENT’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its large fruit size, small calyx, early fruit production, medium to small plant size, fruiting trusses held above the plant, and short fruiting trusses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Berry Genetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson, Leo W. Stoeckle
  • Patent number: PP28755
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘BG-6.3016’. This new strawberry plant named ‘BG-6.3016’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its fruit that tends to be longer than broad, very slight difference in shape between primary and secondary fruit, strong gloss, very firm fruit flesh, early season fruit production, and medium to long fruiting trusses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Berry Genetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson, Leo W. Stoeckle
  • Patent number: PP28756
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘PE-7.2059’. This new strawberry plant named ‘PE-7.2059’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its large fruit size that is red in color, conical in shape with medium to strong gloss and a calyx that tends to be raised; seeds that range from level with to above the surface; medium plant size, with foliage that lacks gloss and has medium to strong interveinal blistering; fruiting truss pubescence that is strong and held strongly outward; and stolons, stipules and fruiting trusses that all lack anthocyanin coloration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Plant Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson