Patents by Inventor Peter Ward

Peter Ward 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: 8549592
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed in a data processing system for establishing virtual endorsement credentials. The data processing system includes a hardware trusted platform module (TPM). Logical partitions are generated in the system. A different virtual TPM is generated for each one of the logical partitions. For each one of the logical partitions, the virtual TPM that was generated for the logical partition then dynamically generates a virtual endorsement key, which is stored only within a corresponding virtual TPM. Using the virtual endorsement key, each virtual TPM also generates a virtual endorsement credential for use by the logical partition that includes the virtual TPM. The virtual endorsement credential is generated within the data processing system without the data processing system or its devices accessing a trusted third party that is external to the data processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Steven A. Bade, James Patrick Hoff, Siegfried Sutter, James Peter Ward, Helmut H. Weber
  • Publication number: 20130233670
    Abstract: An isolator decoupler comprising a pulley, the pulley journalled to a shaft, a torsion spring having an end engaged with the pulley, the torsion spring loadable in an unwinding direction, a one-way clutch carrier, a one-way clutch disposed between the shaft and the one-way clutch carrier, a wrap spring engagable with an inner surface of the one-way clutch carrier, the wrap spring coupled to the torsion spring, and the wrap spring loadable in the unwinding direction such that the wrap spring through friction is able to lockably engage the inner surface in a driving direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Peter Ward, Alexander Serkh, Imtiaz Ali, Dean Schneider
  • Publication number: 20130221377
    Abstract: A method comprises bonding a silicon wafer or silicon-on-insulator wafer having a monocrystalline silicon surface region and a wafer-like carrier comprising silicon carbide so as to form a composite wafer having a surface with the monocrystalline silicon surface region for silicon carbide heterogrowth, such as heteroepitaxy. The composite wafer can help avoid wafer bow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
    Inventor: Peter Ward
  • Publication number: 20130157800
    Abstract: A limited slip planetary gear transmission comprising an input member, an output member, a planetary gear set coupled between the input member and the output member, the planetary gear set having a sun gear, and a brake member directly coupled to the sun gear, the brake member controls an output torque of the planetary gear set by controlling a speed of the sun gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Peter Ward, Dean Schneider, Alexander Serkh, Imitaz Ali
  • Patent number: 8444526
    Abstract: A transmission comprising a first compound planetary gear set having a first brake engaged with a sun gear, a second compound planetary gear set having a second brake engaged with a ring gear, the first compound planetary gear set and the second planetary gear set axially engagable through a first clutch and a second clutch, and the transmission input and transmission output disposed coaxially and configured to input and output torque from the same side of the transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: The Gates Corporation
    Inventors: Dean Schneider, Alexander Serkh, Imtiaz Ali, Peter Ward
  • Publication number: 20130123268
    Abstract: The present invention pertains generally to the field of therapeutic compounds. More specifically the present invention pertains to certain 3,3-disubstituted-(8-aza-bicyclo[3.2.1]oct-8-yl)-[5-(1H-pyrazol-4-yl)-thiophen-3-yl]-methanone, 3,3-disubstituted-(6-aza-bicyclo[3.1.1]hept-6-yl)-[5-(1H-pyrazol-4-yl)-thiophen-3-yl]-methanone, and 4,4-disubstituted piperidin-1-yl)-[5-(1H-pyrazol-4-yl)-thiophen-3-yl]-methanone compounds of the following formula that, inter alia, inhibit 11?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11?-HSD1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
    Inventors: Scott Peter Webster, Jonathan Robert Seckl, Brian Robert Walker, Peter Ward, Thomas David Pallin, Hazel Joan Dyke, Trevor Robert Perrior
  • Publication number: 20130092501
    Abstract: An alternator isolating decoupler comprising an alternator shaft, a one-way clutch engaged with the alternator shaft, a first wrap spring releasably engaged with the one-way clutch, a second wrap spring releasably engaged with the one-way clutch, the second wrap spring arranged in parallel with the first wrap spring, the first wrap spring and the second wrap spring in nested relation, the first wrap spring and the second wrap spring each having an end releasably engagable with an end cap, the end cap fixedly connected to an outer housing, the first wrap spring and the second wrap spring each engaged in series with a torsion spring, the torsion spring engaged with the outer housing, and the outer housing engaged with an alternator rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventors: Dean Schneider, Peter Ward, Alexander Serkh, Imitiz Ali, John Harvey
  • Patent number: 8419574
    Abstract: An isolator comprising a shaft (10), a pulley (20) journalled to the shaft on a first bushing (40) and a second bushing (50), the shaft comprising a shaft stop (12) disposed on a shaft radially outer surface (14), the pulley and the shaft rotationally moveable relative to each other, the pulley comprising an inner hub (23), the inner hub having a pulley stop (24) disposed to cooperatively engage the shaft stop, a torsion spring (30) engaged with the shaft and the pulley, the torsion spring exerting a contractive force parallel to an axis of rotation (A-A) in order to retain the pulley on the shaft, a cover member (60) fixed to the shaft, the pulley urged into engagement with the cover member by the torsion spring axial contractive force, and a rubber member (80) disposed on the shaft stop for engaging the pulley stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: The Gates Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Serkh, Peter Ward, Imtiaz Ali, Dean Schneider
  • Patent number: 8418568
    Abstract: A flexible member test apparatus comprising a driver member having a first diameter and a second diameter, the first diameter is not equal to the second diameter, a first driven member coupled by a first flexible member to the driver member through contact of the first flexible member with a first diameter surface, a second driven member coupled by a second flexible member to the driver member through contact of the second flexible member with a second diameter surface, the first driven member rotationally coupled to a magnetic particle clutch, and the second driven member rotationally coupled to the magnetic particle clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: The Gates Corporation
    Inventors: Dean Schneider, Alexander Serkh, Imtiaz Ali, Peter Ward
  • Patent number: 8362008
    Abstract: The present invention pertains generally to the field of therapeutic compounds. More specifically the present invention pertains to certain amido-thiophene compounds that, inter alia, inhibit 11?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11?-HSD1). The present invention also pertains to pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds, and the use of such compounds and compositions, both in vitro and in vivo, to inhibit 11?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1; to treat disorders that are ameliorated by the inhibition of 11?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1; to treat the metabolic syndrome, which includes disorders such as type 2 diabetes and obesity, and associated disorders including insulin resistance, hypertension, lipid disorders and cardiovascular disorders such as ischaemic (coronary) heart disease; to treat CNS disorders such as mild cognitive impairment and early dementia, including Alzheimer's disease; etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: The University Of Edinburgh
    Inventors: Scott Peter Webster, Jonathan Robert Seckl, Brian Robert Walker, Peter Ward, Thomas David Pallin, Hazel Joan Dyke, Trevor Robert Perrior
  • Publication number: 20130012545
    Abstract: The present invention pertains generally to the field of therapeutic compounds. More specifically the present invention pertains to certain amido-thiophene compounds that, inter alia, inhibit 11?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11?-HSD1). The present invention also pertains to pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds, and the use of such compounds and compositions, both in vitro and in vivo, to inhibit 11?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1; to treat disorders that are ameliorated by the inhibition of 11?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1; to treat the metabolic syndrome, which includes disorders such as type 2 diabetes and obesity, and associated disorders including insulin resistance, hypertension, lipid disorders and cardiovascular disorders such as ischaemic (coronary) heart disease; to treat CNS disorders such as mild cognitive impairment and early dementia, including Alzheimer's disease; etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
    Inventors: Scott Peter Webster, Jonathan Robert Seckl, Brian Robert Walker, Peter Ward, Thomas David Pallin, Hazel Joan Dyke, Trevor Robert Perrior
  • Publication number: 20120316018
    Abstract: A tensioner comprising a pulley, a base having a sleeve, an arm pivotally engaged with the base, the pulley journalled to the arm, a torsion spring connected between the arm and the base, an adjuster member rotatably engaged within a sleeve hole, a damping member fixedly connected to the arm, the damping member compressed between the arm and the base in an axial direction, the damping member having a frictional engagement with the base to damp an arm oscillation, and a retainer having an expandable member connectable to the adjuster, the expandable member engaged with a sleeve groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Peter Ward, Juergen Hallen
  • Publication number: 20120316019
    Abstract: A tensioner comprising a sleeve, an adjuster cooperatively engaged with an inner surface of the sleeve, a pivot arm pivotally engaged with the sleeve, a pulley journalled to the pivot arm, a torsion spring engaged with the sleeve for urging the pivot arm, an elastomeric damping ring connected to the arm and in compressive frictional contact between the sleeve and the arm whereby a tangential friction force damps a pivot arm movement, the elastomeric damping ring exerting a radial force on the sleeve, and a retaining member connected to the adjuster and cooperatively engaged with the sleeve whereby the adjuster and sleeve are kept in a predetermined relation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Peter Ward, Juergen Hallen, Holger Schever
  • Publication number: 20120298474
    Abstract: An isolating decoupler comprising a shaft, a pulley rotationally engaged with the shaft, a coil spring engaged between the pulley and a spring carrier, the spring carrier moveable relative to the shaft and pulley, a one-way clutch mounted to the shaft, a first torsion spring and a second torsion spring engaged between the spring carrier and the one-way clutch, the first torsion spring and the second torsion spring having a releasable frictional engagement with the one-way clutch, the first torsion spring and the second torsion spring comprising adjacent parallel strands and having substantially equal diameters, the first torsion spring and the second torsion spring each being engagable with the pulley, the first torsion spring releasing a frictional engagement with the one-way clutch upon an engagement with the pulley, and the second torsion spring releasing a frictional engagement with the one-way clutch upon an engagement with the pulley.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Peter Ward, Alexander Serkh, Imtiaz Ali, Dean Schneider
  • Publication number: 20120291569
    Abstract: An instrumented pig comprises a foam body having an outer surface and an inner cavity in which, in use, is located a sealed unit housing at least a part of a parameter measurement apparatus configured to measure at least one parameter from which the extent of deflection of the outer surface of the foam body may be derived, the sealed unit including at least one sensor configured to generate an output signal representative of the at least one measured parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: PIPELINE INNOVATIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Rennie Hill, David Thompson, Peter Ward
  • Patent number: 8299063
    Abstract: The present invention pertains generally to the field of therapeutic compounds. More specifically the present invention pertains to certain amido-thiophene compounds that, inter alia, inhibit 11?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11?-HSD1). The present invention also pertains to pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds, and the use of such compounds and compositions, both in vitro and in vivo, to inhibit 11?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1; to treat disorders that are ameliorated by the inhibition of 11?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1; to treat the metabolic syndrome, which includes disorders such as type 2 diabetes and obesity, and associated disorders including insulin resistance, hypertension, lipid disorders and cardiovascular disorders such as ischaemic (coronary) heart disease; to treat CNS disorders such as mild cognitive impairment and early dementia, including Alzheimer's disease; etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: The University of Edinburgh
    Inventors: Scott Peter Webster, Jonathan Robert Seckl, Brian Robert Walker, Peter Ward, Thomas David Pallin, Hazel Joan Dyke, Trevor Robert Perrior
  • Publication number: 20120238392
    Abstract: A belt planetary transmission comprising a sun gear (1) having sun gear teeth (11), a ring gear (3) having ring gear teeth (31), a first toothed belt (4) trained between a first idler (50 and a second idler (51), the first idler and the second idler rotationally connected to a carrier (2), the first toothed belt (4) in simultaneous meshing contact with the ring gear teeth and the sun gear teeth, a second toothed belt (40) trained between a third idler (401) and a fourth idler (402), the third idler and the fourth idler rotationally connected to the carrier, the second toothed belt in simultaneous meshing contact with the ring gear teeth and the sun gear teeth, each of the first idler, second idler, third idler and fourth idler having a center of rotation disposed at a radius (R) from a center of rotation (A-A), and the first toothed belt and the second toothed belt are each in continuous meshing contact with the ring gear teeth and the sun gear teeth through an angle (?) of approximately 90°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Alexander Serkh, Dean Schneider, Imtiaz Ali, Peter Ward
  • Publication number: 20120222497
    Abstract: A flexible member test apparatus comprising a driver member having a first diameter and a second diameter, the first diameter is not equal to the second diameter, a first driven member coupled by a first flexible member to the driver member through contact of the first flexible member with a first diameter surface, a second driven member coupled by a second flexible member to the driver member through contact of the second flexible member with a second diameter surface, the first driven member rotationally coupled to a magnetic particle clutch, and the second driven member rotationally coupled to the magnetic particle clutch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Dean Schneider, Alexander Serkh, Imtiaz Ali, Peter Ward
  • Publication number: 20120172393
    Abstract: The present invention pertains generally to the field of therapeutic compounds. More specifically the present invention pertains to certain (4-phenyl-piperidin-1-yl)-[5-(1H-pyrazol-4-yl)-thiophen-3-yl]-methanone compounds that, inter alia, inhibit 11?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11?-HSD1). The present invention also pertains to pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds, and the use of such compounds and compositions, both in vitro and in vivo, to inhibit 11?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1; to treat disorders that are ameliorated by the inhibition of 11?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1; to treat the metabolic syndrome, which includes disorders such as type 2 diabetes and obesity, and associated disorders including insulin resistance, hypertension, lipid disorders and cardiovascular disorders such as ischaemic (coronary) heart disease; to treat CNS disorders such as mild cognitive impairment and early dementia, including Alzheimer's disease; etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
    Inventors: Scott Peter Webster, Jonathan Robert Seckl, Brian Robert Walker, Peter Ward, Thomas David Pallin, Hazel Joan Dyke, Trevor Robert Perrior
  • Publication number: 20120150928
    Abstract: A system and method for media asset management. An original media asset for a media project is identified and a plurality of versions of the original media asset is also identified. The plurality of versions of the media asset include at least one modified version of the original media asset. Typically each of the plurality of versions of the original media asset includes a plurality of components, and the modified versions of the original media asset include at least one modified component. The component being modified is based on a corresponding component of the original media asset. Metadata for each of the plurality of components is generated that indicates whether each component is a modified component, and the metadata of the modified component indicates a type of modification made to the modified component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Peter Ward, JR Yasgur