Patents by Inventor Peter D. Baker

Peter D. Baker 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: 20090063846
    Abstract: A secure digital content delivery system includes a content provider and a content user. The content provider delivers encrypted content to the content user in response to delivery requests. The content provider generates encryption algorithms on the fly and encrypts the content prior to delivery, using a different encryption algorithm and key for each content delivery. The content user subsequently requests access permission from the content provider, to access the encrypted content. The content provider grants access by generating an executable decryption module on the fly and providing the executable decryption module to the content user. The content user decrypts the content and accesses it on the fly, using the executable decryption module. The accessed content is then re-encrypted using a different encryption algorithm and key, to preserve the integrity of the secure content delivery system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: NB Networks
    Inventors: Peter D. Baker, Karen Neal, Susan L. Baker
  • Publication number: 20040167857
    Abstract: A secure digital content delivery system includes a content provider and a content user. The content provider delivers encrypted content to the content user in response to delivery requests. The content provider generates encryption algorithms on the fly and encrypts the content prior to delivery, optionally using a different encryption algorithm and key for each content delivery. The content user subsequently requests access permission from the content provider, to access the encrypted content. The content provider grants access by generating an executable decryption module on the fly and providing the executable decryption module to the content user. The content user decrypts the content and accesses it on the fly, using the executable decryption module. The accessed content is then re-encrypted using a different encryption algorithm and key, to preserve the integrity of the secure content delivery system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Applicant: NB Networks
    Inventors: Peter D. Baker, Karen Neal, Susan L. Baker
  • Publication number: 20040139211
    Abstract: A secure digital content delivery system includes a content provider and a content user. The content provider delivers encrypted content to the content user in response to delivery requests. The content provider generates encryption algorithms on the fly and encrypts the content prior to delivery, using a different encryption algorithm and key for each content delivery. The content user subsequently requests access permission from the content provider, to access the encrypted content. The content provider grants access by generating an executable decryption module on the fly and providing the executable decryption module to the content user. The content user decrypts the content and accesses it on the fly, using the executable decryption module. The accessed content is then re-encrypted using a different encryption algorithm and key, to preserve the integrity of the secure content delivery system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Applicant: NB Networks
    Inventors: Peter D. Baker, Karen Neal, Susan L. Baker
  • Patent number: 6651102
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a general-purpose data modification system and methods of use. A common system is used for modifying any data composed of interrelated data structures similar to the protocols found in network frames. A common logic control module is configured to perform any number of data modification operations, based on programmably configurable protocol descriptions defining the data modification operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: NB Networks
    Inventors: Peter D. Baker, Karen Neal
  • Publication number: 20030177254
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a general-purpose data modification system and methods of use. A common system is used for modifying any data composed of interrelated data structures similar to the protocols found in network frames. A common logic control module is configured to perform any number of data modification operations, based on programmably configurable protocol descriptions defining the data modification operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Applicant: NB NETWORKS
    Inventors: Peter D. Baker, Karen Neal
  • Patent number: 6493761
    Abstract: The invention provides a general-purpose data parsing and analysis system and methods of use. A common system is used for analyzing any data composed of interrelated data structures similar to the protocols found within network frames. A single logic control module is utilized to perform any number of data manipulation functions, for example parsing, filtering, statistics collection and format conversion based upon one or more programmably configurable protocol descriptions, which may be stored in and retrieved from an associated data storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: NB Networks
    Inventors: Peter D. Baker, Karen Neal
  • Patent number: 6266700
    Abstract: A network interface system and related methods. A single logic control module, which may be implemented in hardware or software, is utilized to perform any of a number of data manipulation functions including, for example, parsing, filtering, data generation or analysis, based upon one or more programmably configurable protocol descriptions which may be stored in and retrieved from an associated memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Inventors: Peter D. Baker, Karen Neal
  • Patent number: 6000041
    Abstract: A network interface system and related methods. A single logic control module, which may be implemented in hardware or software, is utilized to perform any of a number of data manipulation functions including, for example, parsing, filtering, data generation or analysis, based upon one or more programmably configurable protocol descriptions which may be stored in and retrieved from an associated memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: NB Networks
    Inventors: Peter D. Baker, Karen Neal
  • Patent number: 5793954
    Abstract: A network interface system and related methods. A single logic control module, which may be implemented in hardware or software, is utilized to perform any of a number of data manipulation functions including, for example, parsing, filtering, data generation or analysis, based upon one or more programmably configurable protocol descriptions which may be stored in and retrieved from an associated memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Assignee: NB Networks
    Inventors: Peter D. Baker, Karen Neal
  • Patent number: 5781729
    Abstract: A network interface system and related methods. A single logic control module, which may be implemented in hardware or software, is utilized to perform any of a number of data manipulation functions including, for example, parsing, filtering, data generation or analysis, based upon one or more programmably configurable protocol descriptions which may be stored in and retrieved from an associated memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Assignee: NB Networks
    Inventors: Peter D. Baker, Karen Neal
  • Patent number: 5637812
    Abstract: A testing apparatus which has a test chamber located within a chamber frame. The apparatus includes a computer controlled ergonomic system which can vary the temperature of the test chamber. Within the test chamber is an adjustable ceiling that can be moved to vary the volume of the chamber. Extending around the outer edge of the ceiling is an inflatable seal which seals the chamber when the ceiling is moved to a new position. The ceiling and walls have a plurality of adjustable vents that direct fluid flow into the chamber. The doors of the apparatus are each constructed from an inner wall that is coupled to an outer wall by a plurality of floating joints. The floating joints allow the inner wall to contract or expand relative to the outer wall without creating a corresponding stress on the outer wall or the joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1997
    Assignee: Screening Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter D. Baker, Robert H. Weinmann, Jr., Robert Mercado, Christopher W. Nesselroad, Lucy A. Baker, Gilbert J. Bastien
  • Patent number: 5535637
    Abstract: A testing apparatus which has a test chamber located within a chamber frame. The apparatus includes a computer controlled ergonomic system which can vary the temperature of the test chamber. Within the test chamber is an adjustable ceiling that can be moved to vary the volume of the chamber. Extending around the outer edge of the ceiling is an inflatable seal which seals the chamber when the ceiling is moved to a new position. The ceiling and walls have a plurality of adjustable vents that direct fluid flow into the chamber. The doors of the apparatus are each constructed from an inner wall that is coupled to an outer wall by a plurality of floating joints. The floating joints allow the inner wall to contract or expand relative to the outer wall without creating a corresponding stress on the outer wall or the joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Assignee: Screening Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter D. Baker, Robert H. Weinmann, Jr., Robert Mercado, Christopher W. Nesselroad, Lucy A. Baker, Gilbert J. Bastien
  • Patent number: 5522273
    Abstract: A testing apparatus which has a test chamber located within a chamber frame. The apparatus includes a computer controlled ergonomic system which can vary the temperature of the test chamber. Within the test chamber is an adjustable ceiling that can be moved to vary the volume of the chamber. Extending around the outer edge of the ceiling is an inflatable seal which seals the chamber when the ceiling is moved to a new position. The ceiling and walls have a plurality of adjustable vents that direct fluid flow into the chamber. The doors of the apparatus are each constructed from an inner wall that is coupled to an outer wall by a plurality of floating joints. The floating joints allow the inner wall to contract or expand relative to the outer wall without creating a corresponding stress on the outer wall or the joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Assignee: Screening Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter D. Baker, Robert H. Weinmann, Jr., Robert Mercado, Christopher W. Nesselroad, Lucy A. Baker, Gilbert J. Bastien
  • Patent number: 5513538
    Abstract: A testing apparatus which has a test chamber located within a chamber frame. The apparatus includes a computer controlled ergonomic system which can vary the temperature of the test chamber. Within the test chamber is an adjustable ceiling that can be moved to vary the volume of the chamber. Extending around the outer edge of the ceiling is an inflatable seal which seals the chamber when the ceiling is moved to a new position. The ceiling and walls have a plurality of adjustable vents that direct fluid flow into the chamber. The doors of the apparatus are each constructed from an inner wall that is coupled to an outer wall by a plurality of floating joints. The floating joints allow the inner wall to contract or expand relative to the outer wall without creating a corresponding stress on the outer wall or the joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Assignee: Screening Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter D. Baker, Robert H. Weinmann, Jr., Robert Mercado, Christopher W. Nesselroad, Lucy A. Baker, Gilbert J. Bastien
  • Patent number: 5511434
    Abstract: A testing apparatus which has a test chamber located within a chamber frame. The apparatus includes a computer controlled ergonomic system which can vary the temperature of the test chamber. Within the test chamber is an adjustable ceiling that can be moved to vary the volume of the chamber. Extending around the outer edge of the ceiling is an inflatable seal which seals the chamber when the ceiling is moved to a new position. The ceiling and walls have a plurality of adjustable vents that direct fluid flow into the chamber. The doors of the apparatus are each constructed from an inner wall that is coupled to an outer wall by a plurality of floating joints. The floating joints allow the inner wall to contract or expand relative to the outer wall without creating a corresponding stress on the outer wall or the joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Assignee: Screening Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter D. Baker, Robert H. Weinmann, Jr., Robert Mercado, Christopher W. Nesselroad, Lucy A. Baker, Gilbert J. Bastien
  • Patent number: 5207099
    Abstract: An aircraft fuel gauging system has three or more optical pressure sensors 1 and 3 mounted in a tank 10. One sensor 1 is mounted on the floor 14 of the tank, the other sensors 2 and 3 being displaced from the first sensors and from each other in the x, y and z directions. The output of each sensor 1 to 3 is representative of the mass of fuel above the sensor and is supplied to a processor 20. The processor 20 is also connected to an three-axis accelerometer system 21, a pressure sensor 24 above the liquid and a density sensor 25. Utilizing these inputs the processor 20 computes the location of the fuel surface and, from information in the store 22 of tank shape, calculates the mass of fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1993
    Assignee: Smiths Industries Public Limited Company
    Inventor: Peter D. Baker
  • Patent number: 5185836
    Abstract: A coupling between two optical fibre cables has a ceramic ferrule at the end of each cable through which its fibre projects. Each fibre is melted into a spherical termination which sits in a frusto-conical recess at the end of the ferrule. A layer of a transparent resilient adhesive lies between the termination and the recess. The ferrules extend respectively into recesses at opposite ends of a ceramic tube which has a passageway coated with a reflecting layer so that radiation from one cable is focussed by its termination on the termination of the other cable and stray radiation is reflected by the reflecting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1993
    Assignee: Smiths Industries Public Limited Company
    Inventor: Peter D. Baker
  • Patent number: 5123751
    Abstract: A probe has an inlet and outlet by which a fluid flows over an optical sensing element in the sensing probe. Broad band optical radiation is supplied to the element and radiation transmitted through the optical sensing element is supplied to three photodiodes responsive respectively to radiation at different wavelengths. The transmission characteristic of the optical sensing element varies in different ways with change in temperature and pressure respectively. A store of temperature and pressure against amplitude of radiation at different wavelengths is addressed by the outputs of the photodiodes to give an indication of pressure and temperature at the sensing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1992
    Assignee: Smiths Industries Public Limited Company
    Inventor: Peter D. Baker
  • Patent number: 5113475
    Abstract: An optical fibre connector or similar entry for an optical fibre cable to an aperture in a enclosure has a metal shell supporting a resilient insert made of an elastomeric polymer loaded with up to about 30% of a material such as carbon particles so that the insert is absorptive of microwave energy at wavelengths similar to the size of the aperture. The faces of the insert have electrically-conductive layers thereon. The optical fibres of the cable are terminated in metal ferrules supported in apertures in the insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1992
    Assignee: Smiths Industries Public Limited Co.
    Inventor: Peter D. Baker
  • Patent number: 5113468
    Abstract: A fibre-optic cable has a silica optical fibre within a fluoropolymer sleeve. The optical fibre extends between two couplings and is protected by a sheath that is fixed at each end to the couplings. The sheath comprises parallel silica filaments that extend between two braided aramid sleeves. The sheath is completed by an outer tube of a fluoropolymer resin extruded onto the braided sleeves so that its material flows through them and the filaments. The filaments restrain thermal expansion of the sheath to an expansion closely matched to that of the optical fibre.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1992
    Assignee: Smiths Industries Public Limited Company
    Inventor: Peter D. Baker
  • Patent number: 4601789
    Abstract: A water purification and hot water supply apparatus is provided including a feed water intake providing water in excess of the distilled water output, a heater controlling the quantity of water boiled, a waste water exit port to remove accumulated water above a certain level, a distilled water exit port in the vapor space, a condensing device to transfer the heat of condensation to a hot water tank and a waste water heat exchange device to transfer heat from the waste water to the hot water tank. A volatile organic compound removing tank to heat and vent off the contaminants is positioned to receive heat from the water in the still section of the apparatus which then feeds water to the feed water intake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1986
    Assignees: John G. Bjorklund, Shirley W. Bjorklund, Leona House, Leonard J. House
    Inventor: John G. Bjorklund