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).

  • Publication number: 20120150927
    Abstract: A system and method for organizing media assets of a media project. The method includes storing a plurality of versions of media assets of the media project, including an original version of the media asset and at least one modified version of the media asset. Each of the plurality of versions of the media assets include a plurality of components, and the modified versions of the media assets include at least one modified component. Metadata for each of the plurality of components is generated. The metadata indicates whether each of the plurality of 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
  • Publication number: 20120095046
    Abstract: The present invention pertains generally to the field of therapeutic compounds. More specifically the present invention pertains to certain amido-isothiazole 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: June 14, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 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: 20120015768
    Abstract: An isolator comprising a hub, a pulley journalled to the hub, the pulley having a stop, the hub having a resilient member for engaging the stop, a torsion spring connected between the pulley and the hub, an inertial member attached to the hub by a flexible member, the inertial member disposed within a pulley receiving portion that is disposed radially inward of a pulley belt engaging surface, and the resilient member having a convex surface for engaging the stop such that a spring rate of the resilient member is non-linear upon a compression against the stop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Alexander Serkh, Peter Ward, Imtiaz Ali, Dean Schneider
  • Publication number: 20110256968
    Abstract: An isolator comprising a shaft (10), a pulley (20) journalled to the shaft on a first bushing (40) and a second bushing (50), a torsion spring (30) engaged with the shaft and the pulley, the torsion spring exerting an axial contractive force 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, the cover member further comprising an axially projecting member (62) disposed radially outwardly of the torsion spring, the pulley comprising a circumferential pocket (24) for cooperatively receiving the projecting member and having a stop (23) disposed within the circumferential pocket, and a rubber member (80) disposed with the stop for engaging the projecting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: Alexander Serkh, Peter Ward, Imtiaz Ali, Dean Schneider
  • Publication number: 20110245000
    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: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Alexander Serkh, Peter Ward, Imtiaz Ali, Dean Schneider
  • Publication number: 20110201543
    Abstract: The present application provides compositions and methods for treating acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome. The methods include administering one or more tight junction antagonists to the lung of a subject in need thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventors: Blake Paterson, Peter Ward, Alessio Fasano
  • Publication number: 20110177897
    Abstract: A tensioner comprising a base (7), a pivot arm (1) pivotally engaged with the base, a torsion spring (9) engaged between the base and the pivot arm, the torsion spring loadable by movement of the arm in an unwinding direction, a damping mechanism (8) frictionally engaged with an arm inner surface (11) and in a pressing engagement with the base, and further bearing upon a stop (71) on the base, and the damping mechanism urged radially outward into engagement with the inner surface of the arm as the torsion spring is loaded in the unwinding direction and by a pivotal motion of the damping mechanism about the stop (71).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventors: Peter Ward, Alexander Serkh
  • Publication number: 20110108702
    Abstract: Silicon photomultiplier circuitry is provided that comprises at least one silicon photomultiplier pixel, each pixel comprising a plurality of silicon photomultiplier microcells. The silicon photomultiplier circuitry comprises control circuitry adapted to maintain a substantially constant voltage on a connection node between microcells of the pixel. The control circuitry is adapted to minimise the onset and recovery time of an output signal by maintaining a substantially constant voltage on the connection node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: John Carlton Jackson, Peter Ward, Donal Cronin, Mike Quinlan
  • Publication number: 20110065537
    Abstract: An isolator decoupler comprising a pulley, a shaft, a bushing slidingly engaged with the pulley and slidingly engaged with the shaft, the pulley journalled to the shaft by a bearing, a one-way clutch fixed to the shaft and engaged with the bushing whereby the bushing rotates in unison with the one-way clutch, a torsion spring engaged between the pulley and the one-way clutch to resiliently couple the pulley to the shaft, and the pulley non-resiliently directly coupleable to the shaft in a temporary predetermined loaded condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: Alexander Serkh, Imtiaz Ali, Peter Ward
  • Publication number: 20110015178
    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: March 13, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    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
  • Patent number: 7823365
    Abstract: Laminates comprising at least two glass plys surrounding at least one interlayer having at least one bore extending through the laminate are produced by excluding the interlayer from the area surrounding the bore(s) and positioning a load bearing insert around the bore. The insert may be positioned before or after the laminating process. The invention reduces the tendency for delamination around the area of the bore when the laminate is placed under load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Pilkington Group Limited
    Inventors: Peter Ward, Eric Rowland, William Henry Brunt
  • Publication number: 20100267696
    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: December 11, 2008
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    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
  • Patent number: 7815539
    Abstract: A planetary transmission comprising an input member, an output member, a planetary gear assembly mechanically disposed between the input member and the output member, a centrifugal clutch mechanically disposed between the input member and the output member, a one-way clutch mechanically disposed between the input member and the output member, the one-way clutch for directly coupling the input member and the output member from zero rotational speed up to a first rotational speed, the centrifugal clutch for directly coupling the input member and the output member from a second rotational speed greater than zero rotational speed to a third rotational speed which is in excess of the first rotational speed, and a brake member for selectively controlling rotation of the planetary gear assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: The Gates Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Ward, Alexander Serkh, Corrado Iotti
  • Patent number: 7653819
    Abstract: A method, computer program, and system for paging platform configuration registers in and out of a trusted platform module. In a trusted computing platform, an unlimited number of platform configuration registers can be obtained through paging. The trust platform module encrypts and decrypts platform configuration registers for storage outside the trusted platform module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Lenovo Singapore Pte Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven A. Bade, Charles Douglas Ball, Ryan Charles Catherman, James Patrick Hoff, James Peter Ward
  • Patent number: 7590870
    Abstract: A computer system is presented which provides a trusted platform by which operations can be performed with an increased level trust and confidence. The basis of trust for the computer system is established by an encryption coprocessor and by code which interfaces with the encryption coprocessor and establishes root of trust metrics for the platform. The encryption coprocessor is built such that certain critical operations are allowed only if physical presence of an operator has been detected. Physical presence is determined by inference based upon the status of registers in the core chipset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryan Charles Catherman, Steven Dale Goodman, James Patrick Hoff, Randall Scott Springfield, James Peter Ward
  • Patent number: 7590845
    Abstract: A method for a plurality of key cache managers for a plurality of localities to share cryptographic key storage resources of a security chip, includes: loading an application key into the key storage; and saving a restoration data for the application key by a key cache manager, where the restoration data can be used by the key cache manager to re-load the application key into the key storage if the application key is evicted from the key storage by another key cache manager. The method allows each of a plurality of key cache managers to recognize that its key had been removed from the security chip and to restore its key. The method also allows each key cache manager to evict or destroy any key currently loaded on the security chip without affecting the functionality of other localities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Lenovo Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Charles Douglas Ball, Ryan Charles Catherman, James Patrick Hoff, James Peter Ward
  • Publication number: 20090215577
    Abstract: A planetary transmission comprising an input member, an output member, a planetary gear assembly mechanically disposed between the input member and the output member, a centrifugal clutch mechanically disposed between the input member and the output member, a one-way clutch mechanically disposed between the input member and the output member, the one-way clutch for directly coupling the input member and the output member from zero rotational speed up to a first rotational speed, the centrifugal clutch for directly coupling the input member and the output member from a second rotational speed greater than zero rotational speed to a third rotational speed which is in excess of the first rotational speed, and a brake member for selectively controlling rotation of the planetary gear assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventors: Peter Ward, Alexander Serkh, Corrado Iotti
  • Patent number: 7581097
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method of secure communications from a human interface device are provided. The apparatus, system, and method receive input data and calculate encrypted data from the input data using a secure credential. In one embodiment the apparatus, system, and method request and receive a single instance credential and calculate the encrypted data using the secure credential and the single instance credential. The encrypted data may be a secure authorization that may be valid for one use. Communication of the encrypted data through networks and communicating devices is secure. The encrypted data may not be decrypted even if intercepted without the secure credential. The apparatus, system, and method enable secure communications from the human interface device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Lenovo Pte Ltd
    Inventors: Ryan Charles Catherman, Dave Carroll Challener, Akira Hino, James Patrick Hoff, James Peter Ward
  • Publication number: 20090186727
    Abstract: A tensioner comprising a base, a pivot arm pivotally engaged with the base, a pulley journalled to the pivot arm, the pulley mounted to the inner race of a bearing, the outer race mounted to the pivot arm, a spring engaged between the pivot arm and a damping mechanism, the damping mechanism frictionally engaged with the pivot arm, the damping mechanism slidingly engaged with the base between at least two predetermined mechanically fixable positions, and the pivot arm, spring and damping mechanism contained within a pulley perimeter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventors: Alexander Serkh, Peter Ward
  • Patent number: 7484105
    Abstract: An update utility requests a signature verification of the utility's signature along with a request to unlock the flash memory stored in the utility. A trusted platform module (“TPM”) performs a signature verification of the utility using a previously stored public key. Upon verification of the signature, the TPM unlocks the flash memory to permit update of the utility. Upon completion of the update, the flash utility issues a lock request to the TPM to relock the flash memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Ptd. Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven Dale Goodman, James Patrick Hoff, Randall Scott Springfield, James Peter Ward