Patents by Inventor Paul Ferguson

Paul Ferguson 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: 11120515
    Abstract: An example system is configured for displaying enhancement options and financial analysis. The system may include a server, third party data sources and an augmented reality computing device that includes a processing unit and system memory. The augmented reality computing device is configured to obtain user input regarding a property enhancement option; render the property enhancement options in augmented reality; obtain financial data from the server and the third party data sources; responsive to the obtained user input, automatically generate a financial analysis of the property enhancement option, wherein the financial analysis is based on the obtained financial data; and render the financial analysis with the obtained property enhancement option in augmented reality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Ankush Bhatia, Ricky Alan Brame, Wesley Damon Brown, Jan M. Emter, Paul Ferguson, Scott Curtis Grengs, Dan R. Grizzle, Dale Steven Howard, Basil F. Nimry, Suhas Dattatreya Sankolli
  • Patent number: 11086903
    Abstract: A data-changing request is received on a first data source system. Metadata for a data source object associated with the request is obtained. The request is executed on a second data source system and results are obtained. A selection between multiple replication processes is made based on the metadata and the results. The selected process is performed on each of the remaining data source systems to synchronize/replicate data changes on the remaining data source systems. In an embodiment, bidirectional and concurrent data connections are permitted to a source object for one data source system and a replicated version of the source object on a different source system. In an embodiment, each data source system includes an agent that establishes an out-of-band connection to a synchronization/replication server, such that synchronization/replication is processed by the server without an affirmative connection being made from the data source systems to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Teradata US, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Paul Ferguson, David Tung, Stanley S Chiu, Donald Raymond Pederson
  • Publication number: 20210036420
    Abstract: Described herein is a calibration circuit for a multiple element antenna with two or more antenna transmit and receive elements. In some examples the multi-element antenna may also include a beamforming network that combine the multiple antenna radiating element inputs and outputs with controlled phase and amplitude relationships such that spatial beams can be formed by varying the phase and amplitudes of two or more signals applied to antenna input ports for the antenna. The calibration circuit of this disclosure may be used to obtain data to determine phase and amplitude offsets induced by the combined transmission elements, and any phase and amplitude offsets induced by the transmitter or receiver circuitry. The determined phase and amplitude offsets may then be removed from received signal measurements and compensated for in transmit signal generation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Paul Ferguson, Ruy C. Brandao, Thomas W. Hastings, Eduard Shestak
  • Publication number: 20200004758
    Abstract: A data-changing request is received on a first data source system. Metadata for a data source object associated with the request is obtained. The request is executed on a second data source system and results are obtained. A selection between multiple replication processes is made based on the metadata and the results. The selected process is performed on each of the remaining data source systems to synchronize/replicate data changes on the remaining data source systems. In an embodiment, bidirectional and concurrent data connections are permitted to a source object for one data source system and a replicated version of the source object on a different source system. In an embodiment, each data source system includes an agent that establishes an out-of-band connection to a synchronization/replication server, such that synchronization/replication is processed by the server without an affirmative connection being made from the data source systems to the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory Paul Ferguson, David Tung, Stanley S. Chiu, Donald Raymond Pederson
  • Publication number: 20180311124
    Abstract: A core shell microcapsule wherein the liquid core of the microcapsule comprises solvent and climbazole dissolved in the solvent in a weight ratio of at most 8:1, preferably at most 5:1, solvent:climbazole. Also a process to manufacture the core shell microcapsule comprising the steps of: a) Dissolving climbazole in solvent to form an oil phase; b) Mixing the oil phase with an oil soluble first component of a shell forming polymerization system; c) Dispersing the mixture from step b in an aqueous phase which either contains, or has added to it, a water soluble second component of a shell forming polymerization system; d) Forming microcapsules by reaction of the first and second components of the polymerization system to encapsulate the climbazole dissolved in the solvent; and e) Optionally separating the formed microcapsules from the aqueous phase. Also a hair care composition comprising surfactant and at least 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Paul FERGUSON, Amanda Marie GOULSBRA, Christopher Clarkson JONES, David Richard Arthur MEALING, George Patrick MULKERRIN, Andrew Philip PARKER
  • Publication number: 20180154328
    Abstract: A microcapsule containing a benefit agent inside a polyurea shell characterised in that polyurea has a nonionic polysaccharide deposition polymer covalently bonded to it. Also a process for making the microcapsule and compositions incorporating the microcapsule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Paul FERGUSON, Christopher Clarkson JONES
  • Patent number: 9937109
    Abstract: A particle comprising:—(a) a spacer which is a polyethylene glycol (PEG) chain with molecular weight Mw (and therefore the required length) of the spacer extending from the particle from 3000 to 400,000; (b) a deposition aid; and (c) a benefit agent, wherein the spacer is attached directly to the particle and the deposition aid is attached to the end of the spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: CONOPCO, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Ferguson, Christopher Clarkson Jones, Kenneth Stuart Lee, David Richard Arthur Mealing
  • Patent number: 9612921
    Abstract: A method and system for managing operational states of database tables within a multiple-database system. If a particular user session issues a query against a target table that causes a data inconsistency, the target table transitions into an errant state and the session will become interrupted. This errant state is then propagated onto any other table associated with the user session. A session-level recovery process can thereafter be executed to repair and restore database tables associated with the interrupted user sessions without the need to take an entire database system offline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Teradata US, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Paul Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20170007508
    Abstract: A particle comprising:—(a) a spacer which is a polyethylene glycol (PEG) chain with molecular weight Mw (and therefore the required length) of the spacer extending from the particle from 3000 to 400,000; (b) a deposition aid; and (c) a benefit agent, wherein the spacer is attached directly to the particle and the deposition aid is attached to the end of the spacer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Paul Ferguson, Christopher Clarkson JONES, Kenneth Stuart LEE, David Richard Arthur MEALING
  • Patent number: 9431552
    Abstract: A metallization paste or ink for making electrical contacts on solar cells has reduced diffusion in a silicon wafer. The paste or ink is configured for printing on a crystalline silicon substrate of a solar cell, wherein the paste comprises silicon particles, aluminum particles, and a paste vehicle. Alternatively, the paste comprises aluminum-silicon alloy particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Starsource Scientific LLC
    Inventors: Yunjun Li, James P. Novak, Patrick Paul Ferguson, Mohshi Yang
  • Patent number: 9334469
    Abstract: The invention provides a benefit agent delivery particle comprising hydroxylpropyl cellulose. The benefit agent delivery particle may further comprise a non-polysaccharide polymer, preferably an aminoplast polymer. The benefit agent delivery particle may comprise a perfume. The invention also provides a process for the manufacture of the particles in which perfume oil is encapsulated using emulsion polymerization to form core-shell particles, (in the alternative the perfume may be adsorbed later) and, a further polymer layer is formed on the outer surface of the core shell-particles in the presence of the delivery aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Honggang Chen, Paul Ferguson, Christopher Clarkson Jones, David Richard Arthur Mealing, Xiaoyun Pan, Jinfang Wang
  • Patent number: 9270918
    Abstract: A method for recommending broadcasting contents, is performed by a multimedia contents reproducing device of a first user. The method includes the operations of logging a broadcasting contents viewing behavior pattern of the first user and generating a first user profile; transmitting the generated first user profile to an external server by using a network; receiving a recommendation result about one or more recommended broadcasting contents from the server, wherein a preference degree correlation between the first user profile and a second user profile of at least a second user registered in an account of the first user is reflected in the recommendation result; classifying the one or more recommended broadcasting contents in the received recommendation result into broadcasting timetable categories; and displaying on a screen a recommendation result about the classified one or more recommended broadcasting contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hye-soo Lee, Hee-seon Park, Hyo-won Lee, Cathal Gurrin, Paul Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20160022114
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus and method is used with industrial kitchen articles. The apparatus includes a cleaning tank for immersing kitchen articles having a generally rectangular configuration, with two opposing major sides and two opposing minor sides. There is an openable and closable lid, which may be pivotably openable and closable from one of the minor sides of the tank to allow access to the tank and to cover the tank in use. A retaining device can be positioned within the tank in use and configured to support kitchen articles in immersion within the tank. A lifting mechanism for lifting and lowering the retaining device is coupled or connected between the lid and retaining device such that as lid is openable and closable, the retaining device raises and lowers within the cleaning tank, respectively. The lid includes an extendable handle portion configured to extend the effective length of the lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventor: Paul Ferguson
  • Patent number: 9169459
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising: a) a benefit agent (preferably perfume) delivery particle comprising a poly-xyloglucan or poly-galactomannan with a ratio of beta-1,4 to 1,6 linkages of 1:1 to 3:1, or a mixture thereof as a delivery aid, b) a mannanase, preferably in combination with one or more of lipase, protease and amylase. Preferably the delivery particle is a core-shell encapsulate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Ferguson, Christopher Clarkson Jones
  • Publication number: 20150303323
    Abstract: A metallization paste or ink for making electrical contacts on solar cells has reduced diffusion in a silicon wafer. The paste or ink is configured for printing on a crystalline silicon substrate of a solar cell, wherein the paste comprises silicon particles, aluminum particles, and a paste vehicle. Alternatively, the paste comprises aluminum-silicon alloy particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Yunjun Li, James P. Novak, Patrick Paul Ferguson, Mohshi Yang
  • Publication number: 20150285897
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to devices, systems, and methods for operating a hybrid radar that combines Frequency-Modulated Continuous-Wave (FMCW) radar and pulsed radar in a single radar wave-train. In one example, a device includes a hybrid radar system configured to generate a hybrid radar wave-train that combines Frequency-Modulated Continuous-Wave (FMCW) radar and pulsed radar. The device may include a hybrid radar transmission synthesizer and a hybrid radar transmission processing system, communicatively coupled to receive signals from the hybrid radar transmission synthesizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Brennan Kilty, Paul Ferguson, Marc Pos, Gloria Logan
  • Patent number: 9047355
    Abstract: A method of processing a transaction request at a database load balancer. The method comprises receiving the transaction request, where the transaction request is comprised of one or more operations; analyzing the transaction request to determine the one or more operations; associating one or more database locks with each of the one or more operations; analyzing one or more of the database locks to determine the one or more sequence numbers associated with each of the one or more operations; and transmitting the one or more operations with the associated database locks and the sequence numbers to one or more databases servers accessible to the database load balancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Teradata US, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Paul Ferguson, Jeffrey Maurice Heisz, David Tung, Muhammad Mansoor Jamal, Ariff Kassam
  • Patent number: 8897717
    Abstract: A two-element array antenna system includes a first antenna element and a second antenna element. A transmitting, receiving, and processing (TRP) system is coupled to the first and second antenna elements via, respectively, a single first transmission element and a single second transmission element. The first and second transmission elements have respective transmit-path and receive-path functionality. The TRP system is configured to determine an amplitude offset and phase offset associated with the transmit-path functionality of the first and second transmission elements, and, based on data obtained during the determination of amplitude offset and phase offset associated with the transmit-path functionality of the first and second transmission elements, determine an amplitude offset and phase offset associated with the receive-path functionality of the first and second transmission elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Ferguson, Mark Virtue, Eduard Shestak, Ruy C. Brandao, Pal Meiyappan, James Burton Jones, Jon Riley
  • Publication number: 20140250326
    Abstract: A method and system for managing operational states of database tables within a multiple-database system. If a particular user session issues a query against a target table that causes a data inconsistency, the target table transitions into an errant state and the session will become interrupted. This errant state is then propagated onto any other table associated with the user session. A session-level recovery process can thereafter be executed to repair and restore database tables associated with the interrupted user sessions without the need to take an entire database system offline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: TERADATA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gregory Paul Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20140142019
    Abstract: The invention provides a benefit agent delivery particle comprising hydroxylpropyl cellulose. The benefit agent delivery particle may further comprise a non-polysaccharide polymer, preferably an aminoplast polymer. The benefit agent delivery particle may comprise a perfume. The invention also provides a process for the manufacture of the particles in which perfume oil is encapsulated using emulsion polymerization to form core-shell particles, (in the alternative the perfume may be adsorbed later) and, a further polymer layer is formed on the outer surface of the core shell-particles in the presence of the delivery aid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: CONOPCO, INC., D/B/A UNILEVER
    Inventors: Honggang Chen, Paul Ferguson, Christopher Clarkson Jones, David Richard Arthur Mealing, Xiaoyun Pan, Jinfang Wang