Patents by Inventor Peter Carson

Peter Carson 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: 10581666
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for instantiating network slices using connectivity and computing resources, is provided. Information regarding connectivity and computing resources for supporting network slices is used to identify shared risk groups. Each shared risk group includes those resources expected to be disabled by a common failure event. A first set of functions, such as virtual network functions, belonging to a network slice, is instantiated on a first subset of the resources. The union of all shared risk groups which include at least one of the first subset of resources is disjoint from the union of all shared risk groups which include at least one of a second subset of resources. The second subset of resources is allocated for instantiating a second set of functions which are redundant with the first set of functions. As such, redundant network slices and/or functions thereof can be provided which are robust to failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: William Carson McCormick, Peter Ashwood-Smith
  • Patent number: 9178632
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and computer program products are provided for an improved media content rating system. The rating system herein disclosed is highly-granular in nature, in that, the rating system allows for ratings to be based on the number of times that portions, segments, clips of the media file are played or otherwise executed, as opposed to basing the media content rating solely on the number of times that the media file is played. In this regard, the aspects herein described may further provide for ratings of the portions, segments, clips of the media content as opposed to limiting the rating to a rating for the overall media content file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Matthew S. Grob, Baaziz Achour, Brian K. Butler, Peter Carson
  • Publication number: 20150181299
    Abstract: A deployment and distribution model improves content delivery with a business incentive for placement of kiosks with one or more wireless access points in public locations so that portable media players (PMPs) can receive media content (e.g., audio, video, text, haptic content, etc.). In addition, coordination between subscribing users of PMPs, vendors who provide kiosks, and a network central controller of a content distribution system allow for prepositioning of video content at the kiosks through economically desirable low data rate communication links from the network (e.g., dial-up modem, DSL, etc.); coordinated queuing of downloads (e.g., partial downloads) between kiosk to PMP, peer-to-peer (P2P) downloading between PMPs, and uploads from PMP to kiosk; billing/crediting to correspond with such participation in the distribution; and changing priority/selection of prepositioning of content at kiosks to reflect a clientele profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Hans Rauber, Matthew Stuart Grob, Baaziz Achour, Brian K. Butler, Peter Carson, Sanjay K. Jha
  • Patent number: 8966001
    Abstract: A deployment and distribution model improves content delivery with a business incentive for placement of kiosks with one or more wireless access points in public locations so that portable media players (PMPs) can receive media content (e.g., audio, video, text, haptic content, etc.). In addition, coordination between subscribing users of PMPs, vendors who provide kiosks, and a network central controller of a content distribution system allow for prepositioning of video content at the kiosks through economically desirable low data rate communication links from the network (e.g., dial-up modem, DSL, etc.); coordinated queuing of downloads (e.g., partial downloads) between kiosk to PMP, peer-to-peer (P2P) downloading between PMPs, and uploads from PMP to kiosk; billing/crediting to correspond with such participation in the distribution; and changing priority/selection of prepositioning of content at kiosks to reflect a clientele profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter H. Rauber, Matthew S. Grob, Baaziz Achour, Brian K. Butler, Peter Carson, Sanjay K. Jha
  • Publication number: 20100058377
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and computer program products are provided for an improved media content rating system. The rating system herein disclosed is highly-granular in nature, in that, the rating system allows for ratings to be based on the number of times that portions, segments, clips of the media file are played or otherwise executed, as opposed to basing the media content rating solely on the number of times that the media file is played. In this regard, the aspects herein described may further provide for ratings of the portions, segments, clips of the media content as opposed to limiting the rating to a rating for the overall media content file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Matthew S. Grob, Baaziz Achour, Brian K. Butler, Peter Carson, Sanjay K. Jha
  • Publication number: 20100057924
    Abstract: A deployment and distribution model improves content delivery with a business incentive for placement of kiosks with one or more wireless access points in public locations so that portable media players (PMPs) can receive media content (e.g., audio, video, text, haptic content, etc.). In addition, coordination between subscribing users of PMPs, vendors who provide kiosks, and a network central controller of a content distribution system allow for prepositioning of video content at the kiosks through economically desirable low data rate communication links from the network (e.g., dial-up modem, DSL, etc.); coordinated queuing of downloads (e.g., partial downloads) between kiosk to PMP, peer-to-peer (P2P) downloading between PMPs, and uploads from PMP to kiosk; billing/crediting to correspond with such participation in the distribution; and changing priority/selection of prepositioning of content at kiosks to reflect a clientele profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter H. Rauber, Matthew S. Grob, Baaziz Achour, Brian K. Butler, Peter Carson, Sanjay K. Jha
  • Publication number: 20100057563
    Abstract: A deployment and distribution model improves content delivery with a business incentive for placement of kiosks with one or more wireless access points in public locations so that portable media players (PMPs) can receive media content (e.g., audio, video, text, haptic content, etc.). In addition, coordination between subscribing users of PMPs, vendors who provide kiosks, and a network central controller of a content distribution system allow for prepositioning of video content at the kiosks through economically desirable low data rate communication links from the network (e.g., dial-up modem, DSL, etc.); coordinated queuing of downloads (e.g., partial downloads) between kiosk to PMP, peer-to-peer (P2P) downloading between PMPs, and uploads from PMP to kiosk; billing/crediting to correspond with such participation in the distribution; and changing priority/selection of prepositioning of content at kiosks to reflect a clientele profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter H. Rauber, Matthew S. Grob, Baaziz Achour, Brian K. Butler, Peter Carson, Sanjay K. Jha
  • Publication number: 20080226752
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of treating and preventing mortality associated with heart failure in an African American patient with hypertension and improving oxygen consumption, quality of life and exercise tolerance by administering a therapeutically effective amount of at least one hydralazine compound and at least one of isosorbide dinitrate and isosorbide mononitrate, and, optionally, one or more compounds, such as, for example, a digitalis, a diuretic compound, or a compound used to treat cardiovascular diseases. In the present invention, the hydralazine compound is preferably hydralazine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. Preferred methods of the invention comprise administering hydralazine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof and isosorbide dinitrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: NITROMED, INC.
    Inventors: Jay N. COHN, Peter CARSON
  • Patent number: 6899924
    Abstract: An undercoat composition comprises a film-forming synthetic resin and contains a non-volatile acidic aromatic polar organic compound in free acid or salt form, which compound facilitates the removal by a stripping composition of a top coat paint which is subsequently applied over the undercoat. A top coat composition for applying as the outer coating on a substrate comprises a film-forming synthetic resin having functional groups and a curing agent for crosslinking the synthetic resin and contains a non-volatile acidic aromatic polar organic compound in free acid or salt form, which compound facilitates the removal of the cured top coat by a stripping composition from a cured undercoat of similar composition which does not contain the said acidic aromatic polar organic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: PRC-DeSoto International, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Carson, Rodney Ralph Brooks, Michael Fowler
  • Publication number: 20040204371
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of treating and preventing mortality associated with heart failure in an African American patient with hypertension and improving oxygen consumption, quality of life and exercise tolerance by administering a therapeutically effective amount of at least one hydralazine compound and at least one of isosorbide dinitrate and isosorbide mononitrate, and, optionally, one or more compounds, such as, for example, a digitalis, a diuretic compound, or a compound used to treat cardiovascular diseases. In the present invention, the hydralazine compound is preferably hydralazine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. Preferred methods of the invention comprise administering hydralazine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof and isosorbide dinitrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2004
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Applicant: NitroMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay N. Cohn, Peter Carson
  • Patent number: 6784177
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of treating and preventing mortality associated with heart failure in an African American patient with hypertension, and improving oxygen consumption, quality of life and exercise tolerance by administering a therapeutically effective amount of at least one hydralazine compound and at least one of isosorbide dinitrate and isosorbide mononitrate, and, optionally, one or more compounds, such as, for example, a digitalis, a diuretic compound, or a compound used to treat cardiovascular diseases. In the present invention, the hydralazine compound is preferably hydralazine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. Preferred methods of the invention comprise administering hydralazine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof and isosorbide dinitrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Nitro Med, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay N. Cohn, Peter Carson
  • Publication number: 20040023967
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of treating and preventing mortality associated with heart failure in an African American patient with hypertension, and improving oxygen consumption, quality of life and exercise tolerance by administering a therapeutically effective amount of at least one hydralazine compound and at least one of isosorbide dinitrate and isosorbide mononitrate, and, optionally, one or more compounds, such as, for example, a digitalis, a diuretic compound, or a compound used to treat cardiovascular diseases. In the present invention, the hydralazine compound is preferably hydralazine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. Preferred methods of the invention comprise administering hydralazine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof and isosorbide dinitrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Inventors: Jay N. Cohn, Peter Carson
  • Patent number: 6465463
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods or treating and preventing mortality associated with heart failure in an African American patient with hypertension and improving oxygen consumption, quality of life and exercise tolerance by administering a therapeutically effective amount of at least one hydralazine compound and at least one of isosorbide dinitrate and isosorbide mononitrate, and, optionally, one or more compounds, such as, for example, a digitalis, a diuretic compound, or a compound used to treat cardiovascular diseases. In the present invention, the hydralazine compound is preferably hydralazine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. Preferred methods of the invention comprise administering hydralazine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof and isosorbide dinitrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: NitroMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay N. Cohn, Peter Carson
  • Patent number: 6259101
    Abstract: The present invention is a method for detecting, sizing or otherwise analyzing aerosol particles wherein a beam of radiation (e.g., electromagnetic radiation) interacts with one or more particles in a beam of particles that are traveling in a colinear fashion with the beam of radiation. When the beam of radiation interacts with a particle in the beam of particles, it causes that particle to emit either mass or energy. That mass or energy is then detected by one or more detectors or sensors which provide data that permit the particle to be detected, sized or otherwise analyzed (e.g., the chemical composition of the particle can be determined). The present invention also includes instruments that use the above-described method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: University of Delaware
    Inventors: Anthony S. Wexler, Murray V. Johnston, Peter Carson, Ramakrishna Mallina