Patents by Inventor Peter Adam

Peter Adam 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: 20150378972
    Abstract: An intelligent conflict detection system. The system provides semantic expression of edits and history-aware conflict detection in a large-scale service allowing multiple users to simultaneously work with the same document, which may result in conflicting edits. When submitted, changes to a version of a document are compared to all versions of the document created since the document was sourced. Edits to documents are expressed as intents describing the changes in terms of an action and object of that action based on a characteristic of the data being edited. Comparing the intent of current edits against the historical intent of the edits made in prior versions originating from the same source document allows the system to intelligently assess whether the edits are in conflict. History-aware semantic analysis results in users being prompted less frequently to resolve conflicts, which improves the user experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Arshish C. Kapadia, Tarkan Sevilmis, Peter Adam Outcalt, Marius Bunescu, Ryan Yandle
  • Publication number: 20150370767
    Abstract: A consistent user view system. The system incorporates any changes made by a user in any views shown to that user even when the changes have not propagated to the partitions supplying the view. The system separates the authority for edits from the replicated storage allowing efficient transactions and linear scalability. Documents are read from view-based partitions of a store. Document writes are written to a document-specific partition in a journal and applied to the store. The system stores a copy of pending changes in a user-specific partition. When a user requests a view, the system checks that user's cache for any pending changes applicable to the view. If any applicable changes are found, the changes are applied before showing the view to the user. Pending changes that have been successfully applied to the store are trimmed from the user-specific partition to free up resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Tarkan Sevilmis, Arshish Kapadia, Peter Adam Outcalt
  • Publication number: 20150370825
    Abstract: A scalable eventual consistency system. The system uses logical document journaling to provide eventual consistency across partitions in a large-scale service. The system allows for transactional edits to massively interconnected graphs of documents documents through parallelization without sacrificing linear scalability. The system separates the authority for edits from the replicated storage allowing efficient transactions and linear scalability. All document writes are written to document-specific partitions in a journal where they are queued until the changes are propagated to view-based partitions of a store. By continually checking the journal and attempting to replicate any pending document writes to the store, the system provides eventual consistency without complicated synchronization mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Adam Outcalt, Tarkan Sevilmis, Arshish Kapadia, Ryan Yandle
  • Patent number: 9033148
    Abstract: A sheath for a knife is ventilated or is formed with gaps in a way that sand and other debris cannot collect to dull the knife's blade. The sheath holds the knife, protects and safely covers the sharp edge, but does not provide a surface for abrasive sand to dull the edge. The sheath can include front and rear panels, held together with a plurality of spacers disposed between the panels. The spacers can be rounded to as to minimize contact between the spacers and the blade of the knife.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Philip Peter Adams
  • Patent number: 8980548
    Abstract: A method of extracting and measuring one or more biochemicals from a biological sample, comprises immersing the biological sample in an organic solvent, whereby one or more biochemicals present in the biological sample are extracted into the organic solvent; separating the biological sample from the free organic solvent; and measuring the level(s) of the one or more biochemicals extracted into the organic solvent, wherein the biological sample remains analyzable by histological analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignees: Metabolon, Inc., Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Inventors: Jeffrey Richard Shuster, Klaus Peter Adam, Danny Carroll Alexander, Dean A. Troyer, Raymond S. Lance
  • Publication number: 20140342925
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a method for predicting a manifestation of an outcome measure of a cancer patient based on a tumor DNA containing tissue sample from the cancer patient, comprising, firstly, determining an existence of a sequence variation within segments of at least two genes of the tumor DNA as Present, if at least one significant sequence variation can be determined, or as Absent, if no significant sequence variation can be determined, wherein the at least two genes of the tumor DNA are associated with the outcome measure of the patient; secondly, combining the existence of sequence variations of the at least two genes using a logical operation (prediction function), and thirdly, predicting based on the results of the logical operation the manifestation of an outcome measure of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Andre Rosenthal, Hans-Peter Adams
  • Patent number: 8635027
    Abstract: A method of determining common three-dimensional structural features of protein surfaces is provided, as is use of representations of these common structures in molecular database searching and in designing focused molecular libraries. The method is particularly concerned with the analysis and representation of protein surfaces such as b-turns, loops and contact surfaces. In one form, the method identifies common locations and orientations of amino acid side-chains, simplified as C?-C? vectors. In another form, the method identifies common regions of surface charge represented by grid points in three-dimensional space. Further provided are common three dimensional structural features of proteins that can be used to search molecular databases for the purposes of identifying molecules that match these common three dimensional structural features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: The University of Queensland
    Inventors: Mark Leslie Smythe, Tran Trung Tran, Darryn Bryant, Stephen Long, Peter Adams
  • Patent number: 8527795
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer usable program product for improving processor performance during power supply failure are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A throttled condition of a processor is detected in a data processing system. A voltage of the electrical power being provided to the processor is reduced. The processor is un-throttled. Additionally, a frequency of electrical power being provided to the processor may also be reduced. A determination is made whether a condition that caused the throttling has been corrected. In response to the condition having been corrected, the frequency is returned to normal frequency and the voltage is returned to normal voltage. The reducing the frequency operation and reducing the voltage operation may each be performed by distinct components communicating over a data network external to the data processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Derek Lee Howard, Martha Ann Broyles, Peter Adam Wendling, Raymond J Harrington, Todd Jon Rosedahl
  • Publication number: 20130117749
    Abstract: Platform management may be provided. First, a package may be received. The received package may then be separated into a plurality of deployment groups. Next, a plurality of tasks may be created for deploying the plurality of deployment groups. Then the plurality of tasks may be executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A.J. Mechelke, Arshish Kapadia, Saji Varkey, Ryan David Yandle, Peter Adam Outcalt, Chandan Aggarwal, Howard M. Crow, Michael H. Ammerlaan, Gersh Payzer, Shailesh Panwar
  • Publication number: 20130115649
    Abstract: A method of extracting and measuring one or more biochemicals from a biological sample, comprises immersing the biological sample in an organic solvent, whereby one or more biochemicals present in the biological sample are extracted into the organic solvent; separating the biological sample from the free organic solvent; and measuring the level(s) of the one or more biochemicals extracted into the organic solvent, wherein the biological sample remains analyzable by histological analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Jeffrey Richard Shuster, Klaus Peter Adam, Danny Carroll Alexander, Dean A. Troyer, Raymond S. Lance
  • Publication number: 20130065791
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a method for early detection and screening of colorectal cancer in human subjects based on RNA isolated from blood obtained from said subject. According to the invention, the abundance of at least 3, 5, 8, 30, 60, 102, 202, 55, 1002 or 1002 RNAs listed in tables 1 to 13 is measured. Using the invention, an accurate and noninvasive screening and diagnosis tool for colorectal cancer is provided with a sensitivity of at least 80% and a specificity of 85% that has high clinical utility and the potential for broad adoption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: SIGNATURE DIAGNOSTICS AG
    Inventors: André Rosenthal, Bernd Hinzmann, Tobias Mayr, Hans-Peter Adams
  • Publication number: 20130026054
    Abstract: A sheath for a knife is ventilated or is formed with gaps in a way that sand and other debris cannot collect to dull the knife's blade. The sheath holds the knife, protects and safely covers the sharp edge, but does not provide a surface for abrasive sand to dull the edge. The sheath can include front and rear panels, held together with a plurality of spacers disposed between the panels. The spacers can be rounded to as to minimize contact between the spacers and the blade of the knife.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventor: Philip Peter Adams
  • Patent number: 8073088
    Abstract: A system and method for interference cancellation of received data via a communication channel in a cellular communication system having corresponding channel impulse response coefficients. Linear filtering of the received data is performed and thereafter a non-linear detection is executed to get detected data by non-linear signal processing. Filter coefficients are determined for linear pre-filtering of the received data to suppress non-Gaussian interference. The pre-filtered data is further processed by non-linear detection to get detected data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Sabah Badri-Hoeher, Peter Adam Hoeher, Claudiu Krakowski, Wen Xu
  • Publication number: 20110287957
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a method for early detection and screening of colorectal cancer in human subjects based on RNA isolated from blood obtained from said subject. According to the invention, the expression of at least 3, 5, 8, 30, 60, 102, 202, 55, 1002 or 1002 RNAs listed in Tables 1-15 are measured. Using the invention, an accurate and noninvasive screening and diagnosis tool for colorectal cancer is provided with a sensitivity of at least 80% and a specificity of 85% that has high clinical utility and the potential for broad adoption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: Signature Diagnostics AG
    Inventors: Andre Rosenthal, Bernd Hinzmann, Tobias Mayr, Hans-Peter Adams
  • Patent number: 7968810
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic signal switching module with connectors on a first side for connecting with a variety of devices and sources and with jacks for receiving patch cords on a second side. The switching modules include two position switches in the circuitry connecting the jacks with the connectors which allow the module to be configured as a straight-through patching module, a fully normal module with paired jacks or a half normal module with paired jacks. One alternative of the invention utilizes card edge connectors on the first side. Another aspect of the invention involves a chassis for holding a plurality of switching modules adjacent to and electronically connected with a plurality of connecting modules. The switching modules may also include designation lenses adjacent to the jacks for holding indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Follingstad, Peter Adams, Jeffrey Peters
  • Publication number: 20100083007
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer usable program product for improving processor performance during power supply failure are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A throttled condition of a processor is detected in a data processing system. A voltage of the electrical power being provided to the processor is reduced. The processor is un-throttled. Additionally, a frequency of electrical power being provided to the processor may also be reduced. A determination is made whether a condition that caused the throttling has been corrected. In response to the condition having been corrected, the frequency is returned to normal frequency and the voltage is returned to normal voltage. The reducing the frequency operation and reducing the voltage operation may each be performed by distinct components communicating over a data network external to the data processing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Derek Lee Howard, Martha Ann Broyles, Peter Adam Wendling, Raymond J. Harrington, Todd Jon Rosedahl
  • Publication number: 20090318311
    Abstract: A method of determining common three-dimensional structural features of protein surfaces is provided, as is use of representations of these common structures in molecular database searching and in designing focused molecular libraries. The method is particularly concerned with the analysis and representation of protein surfaces such as b-turns, loops and contact surfaces. In one form, the method identifies common locations and orientations of amino acid side-chains, simplified as C?-C? vectors. In another form, the method identifies common regions of surface charge represented by grid points in three-dimensional space. Further provided are common three dimensional structural features of proteins that can be used to search molecular databases for the purposes of identifying molecules that match these common three dimensional structural features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventors: Mark Leslie Smythe, Tran Trung Tran, Darryn Bryant, Stephen Long, Peter Adams
  • Patent number: D694817
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Codonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Adam, Peter Botten, Lawrence Srnka
  • Patent number: D719547
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Peter Adam Boeckel
  • Patent number: D729194
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Peter Adam Boeckel, Billy Liu