Patents by Inventor Paul A. Travis

Paul A. Travis 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: 20190303502
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for identifying micro-editing experts within an appropriate network. A version analysis of reference materials is performed to identify different versions of the reference materials from an update history. Collaborative or social reference data for the different versions of the reference materials is analyzed to identify authors and contributors of subject matter contained in the reference materials. Affinity weights are assigned to the authors and contributors of the subject matter contained in the reference materials based on the authors' and contributors' history. The assigned affinity weights are aggregated to generate a cumulative relevance for the authors and contributors, wherein the cumulative relevance is used to infer which of the authors and contributors are the micro-editing experts within the appropriate network for the subject matter contained in the reference materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Jonathan Dunne, Liam S. Harpur, Amy Travis
  • Patent number: 10294202
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula 1, including all stereoisomers, N-oxides, and salts thereof: wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, Q1, Q2, Y1, and Y2 are as defined in the disclosure. Also disclosed are compositions containing the compounds of Formula 1 and methods for controlling undesired vegetation comprising contacting the undesired vegetation or its environment with an effective amount of a compound or a composition of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Duncan Satterfield, Thomas Paul Selby, David Andrew Travis, Kanu Maganbhai Patel, Andrew Edmund Taggi
  • Patent number: 9470815
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for reducing the impact of guided (or “tube”) waves in permanently installed seismic systems are provided. By utilizing passive acoustic absorbers, the impact of tube waves may be reduced, leading to improved performance of permanently installed seismic systems that are installed onto production tubing when the well is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Weatherford Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Sverre Knudsen, Paul Travis
  • Publication number: 20140182837
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for reducing the impact of guided (or “tube”) waves in permanently installed seismic systems are provided. By utilizing passive acoustic absorbers, the impact of tube waves may be reduced, leading to improved performance of permanently installed seismic systems that are installed onto production tubing when the well is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: WEATHERFORD/LAMB, INC.
    Inventors: Sverre KNUDSEN, Paul Travis
  • Patent number: 8720264
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for reducing the impact of guided (or “tube”) waves in permanently installed seismic systems. By utilizing passive acoustic absorbers, the impact of tube waves may be reduced, leading to improved performance of permanently installed seismic systems that are installed onto production tubing when the well is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Weatherford/Lamb, Inc.
    Inventors: Sverre Knudsen, Paul Travis
  • Publication number: 20100230093
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for reducing the impact of guided (or “tube”) waves in permanently installed seismic systems are provided. By utilizing passive acoustic absorbers, the impact of tube waves may be reduced, leading to improved performance of permanently installed seismic systems that are installed onto production tubing when the well is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: Sverre Knudsen, Paul Travis
  • Patent number: 7617471
    Abstract: A method of implementing a circuit design on a programmable integrated circuit can include displaying a list of at least one memory of the circuit design that is associated with the processor. A plurality of attributes of an event for the processor can be received. The plurality of attributes can specify a condition that, when met within at least one memory from the list, causes a signal to be generated to the processor. A description of an event interface for the processor can be automatically created according to the plurality of attributes of the interrupt. The description of the event interface can be incorporated into a description of the circuit design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: XILINX, Inc.
    Inventors: Shay Ping Seng, William Edward Allaire, Paul Travis Mobbs, Jing Zhao Ou
  • Patent number: 7261196
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drive assembly including an adapter that enables the use of a lightweight backstopping clutch with a driven shaft. The adapter is coupled to the driven shaft for rotation therewith and forms a stub shaft smaller than the driven shaft. The clutch has an inner race that is disposed about the stub shaft and an outer race fixed against rotation so as to allow rotation of the stub shaft and driven shaft in one direction and inhibit rotation in an opposition direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Warner Electric Technology LLC
    Inventors: Jack Eric Pederson, John Thomas Haddon, Amy Lynn Chan, Michael Paul Travis
  • Patent number: 7036601
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for transporting, deploring, and retrieving an array is disclosed. The array has a plurality of nodes interconnected by sections of cable and can be transported, deployed, and retrieved with the apparatus and method of the present invention. The apparatus includes a plurality of first divisions and a plurality of second divisions. The first divisions have first portions or holders capable of individually accommodating the nodes. The second divisions are alternatingly positioned adjacent the first divisions. The second divisions have second portions or surfaces capable of individually accommodating the sections of cable. The first and second divisions can be integral portions of the apparatus, can be separate members positioned on the apparatus, or can be used with a standard cable drum. Preferably, the second divisions can be rotated relative to the first divisions to tightly wind and easily unwind the sections of cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Weatherford/Lamb, Inc.
    Inventors: Arne Berg, Lars Inge Hofstad, Paul Travis
  • Publication number: 20040065443
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for transporting, deploring, and retrieving an array is disclosed. The array has a plurality of nodes interconnected by sections of cable and can be transported, deployed, and retrieved with the apparatus and method of the present invention. The apparatus includes a plurality of first divisions and a plurality of second divisions. The first divisions have first portions or holders capable of individually accommodating the nodes. The second divisions are alternatingly positioned adjacent the first divisions. The second divisions have second portions or surfaces capable of individually accommodating the sections of cable. The first and second divisions can be integral portions of the apparatus, can be separate members positioned on the apparatus, or can be used with a standard cable drum. Preferably, the second divisions can be rotated relative to the first divisions to tightly wind and easily unwind the sections of cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2002
    Publication date: April 8, 2004
    Applicant: Weatherford/Lamb Inc.
    Inventors: Arne Berg, Lars Inge Hofstad, Paul Travis
  • Patent number: 5765180
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system for correcting the spelling of words. In a preferred embodiment, a list of misspelled words and associated correctly spelled words is maintained. When a misspelled word is encountered during the spell checking of a word processing document, the system searches the list for the misspelled word. If the misspelled word is in the list, the system replaces the word in the document with the associated correctly spelled word. The system also provides a method and system for adding misspelled words and associated correctly spelled words to the list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Paul A. Travis
  • Patent number: 5604897
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system for correcting the spelling of words. In a preferred embodiment, a list of misspelled words and associated correctly spelled words is maintained. When a misspelled word is encountered during the spell checking of a word processing document, the system searches the list for the misspelled word. If the misspelled word is in the list, the system replaces the word in the document with the associated correctly spelled word. The system also provides a method and system for adding misspelled words and associated correctly spelled words to the list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1997
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Paul A. Travis
  • Patent number: D826688
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Paul Travis Millet
  • Patent number: D851477
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Paul Travis Millet