Patents by Inventor Peter Franks

Peter Franks 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: 20240083562
    Abstract: A watercraft includes at least one high-temperature superconducting coil and a cooling system for cooling the high-temperature superconducting coil to a cryogenic operating temperature, wherein the cooling system has a first cryostat tank, which surrounds the high-temperature superconducting coil and is designed to hold a liquid phase of a cryogenic coolant; wherein the watercraft also has a load, which is designed to convert an operating medium in the form of a fuel and/or in the form of a material promoting combustion; wherein at least one first material component of the operating medium is formed by the cryogenic coolant; and wherein the first cryostat tank is designed to hold a major part of the required total amount of the first material component of the operating medium for the operation of the load. A method operates a watercraft of this type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: Siemens Energy Global GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Frank, Jörn Grundmann, Peter van Hasselt
  • Publication number: 20240080362
    Abstract: A storage area network (SAN)-attached storage system architecture is disclosed. The storage system provides strongly consistent distributed storage communication protocol semantics, such as SCSI target semantics. The system includes a mechanism for presenting a single distributed logical unit, comprising one or more logical sub-units, as a single logical unit of storage to a host system by associating each of the logical sub-units that make up the single distributed logical unit with a single host visible identifier that corresponds to the single distributed logical unit. The system further includes mechanisms to maintain consistent context information for each of the logical sub-units such that the logical sub-units are not visible to a host system as separate entities from the single distributed logical unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventors: Santosh Ananth Rao, Geoffrey Stewart Brown, Srikumar Natarajan, Pranab Patnaik, Kai Tan, Peter Frank Corbett, Vivek Venkatesan
  • Patent number: 11904548
    Abstract: A varying a composition of build material used for a three dimensional (3D) part formed by a 3D printer are disclosed. In a system provided, a number of vessels for build material are included, wherein each vessel includes a feeder coupled to a conveying system. The conveying system conveys and blends build material from the vessels. A controller is configured to adjust a composition of the build material by adjusting an amount of material added from each of the vessels by controlling the feeder on each of the vessels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: David R. Otis, Jr., Kevin E. Swier, Adam Peter Franks
  • Patent number: 11880343
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for replicating a data container of a source storage server at the logical level in an unordered stream of individual data units are described. In certain embodiments, the replication operations can be performed without regard to the differences in geometry of physical persistent storage of the source and destination storage servers and without regard to the differences in data container format of the source and destination storage servers. An initial replication operation of the source data container is performed by transferring the data objects within the source data container to a replica data container in the destination storage server as an unordered stream of individual data units while preserving data object identifiers of the source data objects. Afterwards, incremental replication operations can be performed to capture modifications to the source data container over time after the initial replication operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Leverett, Michael Kazar, Alan Stuart Driscoll, Peter Frank Corbett, Devang K. Shah, Srishylam Simharajan, Toby Smith
  • Patent number: 11872637
    Abstract: A boring tool has a slider member connected to a cutting insert seat, the slider member is arranged movably inside a tool body of the boring tool along a path extending transversely to a rotation axis of the boring tool for adjusting the distance of the of the cutting insert seat in relation to the rotation axis. A wedge-shaped clamping member is connected to a drive unit and arranged inside the tool body. The wedge-shaped clamping member is in contact with the slider member for clamping the slider member into a locked position, in which locked position, the wedge-shaped clamping member is pre-loaded to passively lock the slider member. The drive unit is controllable such that the wedge-shaped clamping member is actively releasable when adjusting the distance of the cutting insert seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: AB Sandvik Coromant
    Inventors: Peter Frank, Christian Liebaug
  • Publication number: 20240012585
    Abstract: A drive-assisted RAID storage system includes a RAID storage controller device coupled to RAID primary data storage devices each storing primary data for a stripe, and a RAID parity data storage device storing parity data for the stripe. The RAID parity data storage device receives stripe parity data update commands from the RAID storage controller device that cause it to retrieve respective interim parity data generated by each of the RAID primary data storage devices and including respective stripe update sequence identifiers. The RAID parity data storage device uses the respective interim parity data to generate updated parity data. When the respective stripe update sequence identifiers in the respective interim parity data that was used to generate the updated parity data indicate that parity update operations for the stripe are complete, the RAID parity data storage device transmits a stripe parity update completion message to the RAID storage controller device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2022
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Peter Frank Corbett, William Emmett Lynn
  • Publication number: 20230394524
    Abstract: A method including receiving data including an impression value and an attribution value for a list item in an advertising campaign is provided. The method includes correlating the data with multiple advertising attributes of the advertising campaign to identify a salient attribute for an expected result of the advertising campaign. The method also includes modifying the salient attribute in an advertisement payload for the list item and providing the advertisement payload including the salient attribute to a server in a network for distribution among users communicatively coupled to the network. A system and a non-transitory, computer-readable medium storing instructions to cause the system to perform the above method are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Inventors: Zubin Singh, Thierry Roullier, Adam Peter Frank Drini, Talia Strait, Xin Ma
  • Patent number: 11818212
    Abstract: A storage area network (SAN)-attached storage system architecture is disclosed. The storage system provides strongly consistent distributed storage communication protocol semantics, such as SCSI target semantics. The system includes a mechanism for presenting a single distributed logical unit, comprising one or more logical sub-units, as a single logical unit of storage to a host system by associating each of the logical sub-units that make up the single distributed logical unit with a single host visible identifier that corresponds to the single distributed logical unit. The system further includes mechanisms to maintain consistent context information for each of the logical sub-units such that the logical sub-units are not visible to a host system as separate entities from the single distributed logical unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: Santosh Ananth Rao, Geoffrey Stewart Brown, Srikumar Natarajan, Pranab Patnaik, Kai Tan, Peter Frank Corbett, Vivek Venkatesan
  • Publication number: 20230267507
    Abstract: A method for generating and handling optimized consumer segments is provided. The method includes receiving, in a server, a raw data from consumer devices, refining the raw data to capture a data pattern, and predicting a consumer behavior based on the data pattern, the consumer behavior defining attributes. The method also includes identifying a consumer segment based on the consumer behavior and a sharing of a one or more attributes among multiple consumers in the consumer segment, selecting at least one of an advertising message or a promotional offer to one or more consumers in the consumer segment to include in a payload content, identifying a media channel to deliver the payload content to one or more consumer devices, and providing the consumer segment to a display. A system and a non-transitory, computer-readable medium storing instructions to perform the above method are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Inventors: Wassim Samir CHAAR, Daniel William CROPSEY, Talia Erin STRAIT, Adam Peter Frank DRINI
  • Publication number: 20230029456
    Abstract: The present technology relates to commercial-scale methods for purifying botulinum toxin compositions obtained from cell cultures. Purification methods according to the present disclosure are based on a series of filtration and chromatographic separation steps that produce a high-purity botulinum toxin composition, which comprises botulinum toxin protein molecules (˜150 kDa) in solution, which is free, essentially free, or substantially free of botulinum toxin complexes and animal products, and without precipitating or lyophilizing botulinum toxin protein molecules. The purification method according to the present disclosure uses no precipitation, lyophilization, or centrifugation steps, permitting production of highly pure, highly active, free botulinum toxin protein molecules (˜150 kDa) in solution, without the need for reconstitution by the end user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2020
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventors: Ulf STAHL, Peter FRANK, Anders JARSTAD, Sebastiaan MUL, John NOLIN, Lena NODQVIST, Simon ABERG
  • Publication number: 20230022621
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of Black Soldier Fly breeding are provided. The method includes emitting a lure light to lure Black Soldier Flies into an interior space of a fly enclosure, emitting a mating light to induce Black Soldier Flies in the interior space to mate, and illuminating the interior space to a first illuminance above an ovipositing illuminance threshold and below a mating inducing illuminance threshold. The lure light has a first wavelength range that attracts recently hatched Black Soldier Flies into the fly enclosure through one or more lure ports formed in the fly enclosure. The mating light has a second wavelength range that induces Black Soldier Flies to mate. The method may also include illuminating the interior space to a second illuminance below the ovipositing illuminance threshold so that Black Soldier Flies in the interior space are encouraged to rest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Nicholas Peter Frank Doane, Gregory Patrick Wanger
  • Publication number: 20220356440
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to the field of producing botulinum toxin. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to a method for producing botulinum toxin in a culture medium free or substantially free of animal product. The present disclosure also relates to the culture medium for producing botulinum toxin that is free or substantially free of animal product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2020
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Ulf STAHL, Peter FRANK, Anders JARSTAD, Andrew PICKETT
  • Publication number: 20220187840
    Abstract: A system for operating a driverless utility vehicle in a restricted area, including: a transfer module for transferring control of the utility vehicle at an entrance: from the driver of the utility vehicle to the system, and at an exit: from the system to the driver of the utility vehicle, wherein the restricted area has the entrance, the exit and a predetermined target point; a movement module for autonomously moving the utility vehicle from the entrance to the predetermined target point and from the predetermined target point to the exit; and a performance module for autonomously performing an action on the utility vehicle while the utility vehicle is situated at the predetermined target point, so as to change a state of the utility vehicle by the action. Also described are a related management system, a method, and a computer readable medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Levente Balogh, Csaba Horvath, Huba Nemeth, Viktor Tihanyi, Peter Frank
  • Publication number: 20220162873
    Abstract: A new Super High Tensile Strength Tape (SHTST) which delivers super high performance in strength and low elongation which can be used in a roof reinforcing and attaching system to aid in securing the roofing members and supporting walls to the building's foundation, so as to supplement and unify the roofing assembly and wall sections in resistance to lift-off, failure and destruction in high-wind, seismic and other destructive events. Said SHTST can also be used in applications for automotive and vehicular, for packaging, for industrial uses, for military applications and for any other application where significant reinforcing and unifying resistance to destructive forces is desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventor: Peter Frank Carbonaro
  • Patent number: 11300969
    Abstract: A system for operating a driverless utility vehicle in a restricted area, including: a transfer module for transferring control of the utility vehicle at an entrance: from the driver of the utility vehicle to the system, and at an exit: from the system to the driver of the utility vehicle, wherein the restricted area has the entrance, the exit and a predetermined target point; a movement module for autonomously moving the utility vehicle from the entrance to the predetermined target point and from the predetermined target point to the exit; and a performance module for autonomously performing an action on the utility vehicle while the utility vehicle is situated at the predetermined target point, so as to change a state of the utility vehicle by the action. Also described are a related management system, a method, and a computer readable medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE SYSTEME FUER NUTZFAHRZEUGE GMBH
    Inventors: Levente Balogh, Csaba Horvath, Huba Nemeth, Viktor Tihanyi, Peter Frank
  • Publication number: 20220072626
    Abstract: A boring tool has a slider member connected to a cutting insert seat, the slider member is arranged movably inside a tool body of the boring tool along a path extending transversely to a rotation axis of the boring tool for adjusting the distance of the of the cutting insert seat in relation to the rotation axis. A wedge-shaped clamping member is connected to a drive unit and arranged inside the tool body. The wedge-shaped clamping member is in contact with the slider member for clamping the slider member into a locked position, in which locked position, the wedge-shaped clamping member is pre-loaded to passively lock the slider member. The drive unit is controllable such that the wedge-shaped clamping member is actively releasable when adjusting the distance of the cutting insert seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Peter FRANK, Christian LIEBAUG
  • Publication number: 20220029344
    Abstract: An apparatus provides temporary electrical connections to electrically powered devices. Exemplary arrangements include a base housing (01) that includes a socket (02) therein. Such a socket releasably engages electrical plugs to deliver household current, or may include USB ports or other types of sockets that releasably engage electrical connectors. A housing top cover (10) includes a socket access opening (11) that is in corresponding aligned relation with the socket. A rotatable plate (30) is positioned in underlying relation of the housing top cover and is rotatable in operative supported connection with the base housing. The rotatable plate includes at least one plate opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventor: Hans-Peter FRANK
  • Publication number: 20210370452
    Abstract: A machining tool for chip-removing machining includes a tool body and a generator assembly for harvesting electric energy to be used in the tool. At least one first component is secured to the tool body and a second component is movably connected to the tool body so as to, by moving with respect to the first component through interaction therewith, generate electric energy in the first component. The generator assembly includes an arrangement for conducting a medium flow to hit and act upon the second component for moving it with respect to the first component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Peter FRANK, Christian LIEBAUG
  • Patent number: 11188857
    Abstract: A technology is provided for optimizing compute tasks for performing functions in computer environment. Compute tasks and sub-compute tasks that perform a function within computer environment may be monitored. One or more task patterns may be detected based at least in part on the one or more compute tasks. At least one task patterns is identified as an efficient or alternative compute task pattern to perform the function. An automation option is provided to execute the efficient or alternative compute task pattern to perform the function. Each compute task associated with the efficient or alternative compute task pattern may be automatically executed to perform the function upon acceptance of the automation option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Frank Hill
  • Patent number: 11176223
    Abstract: An intermediary system identifies a portion of the library that is used to load a page, generates a hint file based on just the portion of the library that is used to load the page, and retrieves the hint file each time the page is loaded in the future. For example, the intermediary system may determine a portion of the library that is used to load the page when a page is first requested. Once the intermediary system determines the portion of the library that is used to load the page, the hint file is generated based on the portion. Each subsequent time that the intermediary system receives a request to load the same page, the intermediary system may retrieve the hint file to determine how to load the page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Frank Hill