Patents by Inventor Paul Hough

Paul Hough 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: 20190042354
    Abstract: Technologies for error recovery in compressed data streams include a compute device configured to compress uncompressed data of an input stream to generate compressed data, perform a compression error check on the compressed data to verify integrity of the compressed data, and determine, as a result of the performed compression error check, whether the compressed data included a compression error. The compute device is further configured to transfer, in response to a determination that the performed compression error check indicated that the compressed data included the compression error, the uncompressed data into a destination buffer, and store an indication with the uncompressed data into the destination buffer, wherein the indication is usable to identify that the uncompressed data has been transferred into the destination buffer. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Laurent Coquerel, Paul Hough
  • Patent number: 10151475
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a system for determining scaling in a boiler. At least one sensor may monitor a boiler during operation and provide sensor data to a boiler monitoring module including a boiler scaling determination module that may determine an amount of scaling in the boiler. Example sensor data may comprise power input, a temperature of liquid in the boiler and an air temperature within an enclosure housing the boiler. The boiler monitoring module may determine thermal energy transfer to the boiler based on the liquid and enclosure temperatures. A machine learning engine may determine a rate of thermal energy transfer to the liquid in view of the power input, the rate of thermal energy transfer being evaluated by the machine learning engine to identify delay in the rate of thermal energy transfer that quantifies an amount of scaling in the boiler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rita Chattopadhyay, Hoang Van, Trevor Ryan, Paul Hough
  • Publication number: 20180238504
    Abstract: An integrated ceiling and light system that incorporates a light module into a ceiling tile. The system may include a grid support system suspended from an overhead support structure that includes at least one grid support element and first and second ceiling tiles supported by the grid support element in an adjacent manner. A nesting cavity may be formed into the first and second ceiling tiles such that a light module may be disposed within the nesting cavity and coupled to the first and second ceiling tiles. The ceiling tiles may be of the type that conceals the grid support element on which it is supported. In one alternative embodiment, the light module and a nesting region of the ceiling tile may include corresponding edge profiles to facilitate mating therebetween to enable coupling of the light source to the ceiling tile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: PETER J. OLESKE, BRIAN L. SPRINGER, ANTHONY J. JASKIERSKI, TODD M. BERGMAN, KEITH A. KOGER, CHRISTOPHER D. GAYDOS, CRAIG W. DESANTIS, JERE W. MYERS, JONATHAN P. VAN DORE, G. DOUGLAS VERNAU, KENNETH P. KEHRER, PAUL A. HOUGH, RAVINDRA DESHPANDE
  • Publication number: 20180218560
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for providing a vending machine interface system are provided herein. A vending machine interface system installed in a vending machine includes a peripheral interface to receive data from a peripheral payment device connected to the vending machine, the data indicating an amount received; an inventory interface to determine a current price of a product; and a vending machine controller interface to transmit a signal to a legacy vending machine controller, the signal causing the vending machine to dispense the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Paul Hough, Gabriel Lawrence Silva, Eric R. Auzas, Kevin Lowell Hudson
  • Patent number: 9951916
    Abstract: An integrated ceiling and light system that incorporates a light module into a ceiling tile. The system may include a grid support system suspended from an overhead support structure that includes at least one grid support element and first and second ceiling tiles supported by the grid support element in an adjacent manner. A nesting cavity may be formed into the first and second ceiling tiles such that a light module may be disposed within the nesting cavity and coupled to the first and second ceiling tiles. The ceiling tiles may be of the type that conceals the grid support element on which it is supported. In one alternative embodiment, the light module and a nesting region of the ceiling tile may include corresponding edge profiles to facilitate mating therebetween to enable coupling of the light source to the ceiling tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: AWI Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Peter J. Oleske, Brian L. Springer, Anthony J. Jaskierski, Todd M. Bergman, Keith A. Koger, Christopher D. Gaydos, Craig W. Desantis, Jere W. Myers, Jonathan P. Van Dore, G. Douglas Vernau, Kenneth P. Kehrer, Paul A Hough, Ravindra Deshpande
  • Publication number: 20180096554
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for providing a vending machine interface system are provided herein. A vending machine interface system installed in a vending machine includes a peripheral interface to receive data from a peripheral payment device connected to the vending machine, the data indicating an amount received; an inventory interface to determine a current price of a product; and a vending machine controller interface to transmit a signal to a legacy vending machine controller, the signal causing the vending machine to dispense the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Paul Hough, Gabriel Lawrence Silva, Eric R. Auzas, Kevin Lowell Hudson
  • Patent number: 9424215
    Abstract: In a virtualized desktop system an interfacing module is coupled to peripheral ports of a target device. The interfacing module is connected to a network. A digital user station is connected to the network. The digital user station is configured to be coupled to peripherals. The interfacing module and digital user station use respective hardware engines to communicate via said network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Avocent Huntsville Corporation
    Inventors: John Hickey, Ken Power, Martin McDonell, Paul Hough, Vincent Carr, Tom Gibbs, John Browne, Aidan Quinn, Iain Campbell, Mark Leyden
  • Publication number: 20160178145
    Abstract: An integrated ceiling and light system that incorporates a light module into a ceiling tile or vertical panel. In certain embodiments, the light module may be coupled directly to the ceiling tile. The light module may have a weight per unit exposed surface area that is less than a weight per unit exposed surface area of the ceiling tile. The ceiling tile may have a first weight per unit volume that is greater than a second weight per unit volume of the light module coupled thereto, thereby preventing sagging of the ceiling tile. The ceiling tile may have a recess formed therein with the light module disposed within the recess. In such embodiment, a weight of the light module may be equal to or less than three times the weight of the portion of the ceiling tile that was removed to form the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: PETER J. OLESKE, BRIAN L. SPRINGER, ANTHONY J. JASKIERSKI, TODD M. BERGMAN, KEITH A. KOGER, CHRISTOPHER D. GAYDOS, CRAIG W. DESANTIS, JERE W. MYERS, JONATHAN P. VAN DORE, G. DOUGLAS VERNAU, KENNETH P. KEHRER, PAUL A. HOUGH, RAVINDRA DESHPANDE
  • Publication number: 20160178146
    Abstract: An integrated ceiling and light system that incorporates a light module into a ceiling tile. The system may include a grid support system suspended from an overhead support structure that includes at least one grid support element and first and second ceiling tiles supported by the grid support element in an adjacent manner. A nesting cavity may be formed into the first and second ceiling tiles such that a light module may be disposed within the nesting cavity and coupled to the first and second ceiling tiles. The ceiling tiles may be of the type that conceals the grid support element on which it is supported. In one alternative embodiment, the light module and a nesting region of the ceiling tile may include corresponding edge profiles to facilitate mating therebetween to enable coupling of the light source to the ceiling tile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: PETER J. OLESKE, BRIAN L. SPRINGER, ANTHONY J. JASKIERSKI, TODD M. BERGMAN, KEITH A. KOGER, CHRISTOPHER D. GAYDOS, CRAIG W. DESANTIS, JERE W. MYERS, JONATHAN P. VAN DORE, G. DOUGLAS VERNAU, KENNETH P. KEHRER, PAUL A. HOUGH, RAVINDRA DESHPANDE
  • Publication number: 20160053990
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a system for determining scaling in a boiler. At least one sensor may monitor a boiler during operation and provide sensor data to a boiler monitoring module including a boiler scaling determination module that may determine an amount of scaling in the boiler. Example sensor data may comprise power input, a temperature of liquid in the boiler and an air temperature within an enclosure housing the boiler. The boiler monitoring module may determine thermal energy transfer to the boiler based on the liquid and enclosure temperatures. A machine learning engine may determine a rate of thermal energy transfer to the liquid in view of the power input, the rate of thermal energy transfer being evaluated by the machine learning engine to identify delay in the rate of thermal energy transfer that quantifies an amount of scaling in the boiler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: RITA CHATTOPADHYAY, HOANG VAN, TREVOR RYAN, PAUL HOUGH
  • Patent number: 8718147
    Abstract: A video compression routine encodes pixels using frame location relationships by using packets with variable length opcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Avocent Huntsville Corporation
    Inventors: John Hickey, Paul Hough
  • Patent number: 7843910
    Abstract: Deciphering and verification of the checksum of enciphered and encapsulated UDP datagrams, particularly those which enclose a tunneling protocol such as L2TP, are achieved by the provision of a checksum verifier in parallel with a decipher block. Checksum logic creates a pseudo UDP header needed for checksum verification using fields that would occur at the start of the packet that encapsulates the UDP datagram. The first part of the packet to be deciphered is the UDP header; checksum logic can latch the checksum field into a local register. As the rest of the packet is deciphered the checksum verifier processes the data at the same time. Eventually the checksum logic will acquire a complete checksum which can be compared with the checksum that had been previously latched, so as to verify the checksum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Kevin Loughran, David Nolan, Paul Hough, Philip Pinto
  • Publication number: 20080307724
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to an accent system which is supported and/or hung from the primary building structure. The system includes a group of accent structures and kits for spacing and linking the accent structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventors: Eric Krantz-Lilienthal, Stephen M. Newcomer, Paul A. Hough
  • Publication number: 20080168118
    Abstract: In a virtualized desktop system an interfacing module is coupled to peripheral ports of a target device. The interfacing module is connected to a network. A digital user station is connected to the network. The digital user station is configured to be coupled to peripherals. The interfacing module and digital user station use respective hardware engines to communicate via said network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Applicant: Avocent Huntsville Corporation
    Inventors: John Hickey, Ken Power, Martin McDonell, Paul Hough, Vincent Carr, Tom Gibbs, John Browne, Aidan Quinn, Iain Campbell, Mark Leyden
  • Publication number: 20070274382
    Abstract: A video compression routine encodes pixels using frame location relationships by using packets with variable length opcode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventors: John Hickey, Paul Hough
  • Publication number: 20060174108
    Abstract: Deciphering and verification of the checksum of enciphered and encapsulated UDP datagrams, particularly those which enclose a tunnelling protocol such as L2TP, are achieved by the provision of a checksum verifier in parallel with a decipher block. Checksum logic creates a pseudo UDP header needed for checksum verification using fields that would occur at the start of the packet that encapsulates the UDP datagram. The first part of the packet to be deciphered is the UDP header; checksum logic can latch the checksum field into a local register. As the rest of the packet is deciphered the checksum verifier processes the data at the same time. Eventually the checksum logic will acquire a complete checksum which can be compared with the checksum that had been previously latched, so as to verify the checksum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Inventors: Kevin Loughran, David Nolan, Paul Hough, Philip Pinto
  • Publication number: 20050029450
    Abstract: An atomic force microscope is described having a cantilever comprising a base and a probe tip on an end opposite the base; a cantilever drive device connected to the base; a magnetic material coupled to the probe tip, such that when an incrementally increasing magnetic field is applied to the magnetic material an incrementally increasing force will be applied to the probe tip; a moveable specimen base; and a controller constructed to obtain a profile height of a specimen at a point based upon a contact between the probe tip and a specimen, and measure an adhesion force between the probe tip and the specimen by, under control of a program, incrementally increasing an amount of a magnetic field until a release force, sufficient to break the contact, is applied. An imaging method for atomic force microscopy involving measuring a specimen profile height and adhesion force at multiple points within an area and concurrently displaying the profile and adhesion force for each of the points is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2004
    Publication date: February 10, 2005
    Inventors: Paul Hough, Chengpu Wang
  • Patent number: 5971034
    Abstract: A duct lining insulation system for lining variable air volume boxes, air handling units, and ducts for heat ventilation and air conditioning has a sheet of a flexible, closed cell foam composition, said sheet having a face with a substantially smooth surface and having a coating of a pressure sensitive adhesive on a second face of the sheet, further providing that the pressure sensitive adhesive has a volatile content that is sufficiently low so that the adhesive gives off substantially no volatiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Assignee: Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Heisey, Paul A. Hough