Patents by Inventor Richard A. John

Richard A. John 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: 11914713
    Abstract: An example computing device includes a user interface, a network interface, a non-volatile memory, a processor coupled to the user interface, the network interface, and the non-volatile memory, and a set of instructions stored in the non-volatile memory. The set of instructions, when executed by the processor, is to perform a hardware initialization of the computing device according to a setting, establish a local trust domain and a remote trust domain, use a local-access public key to issue a challenge via the user interface to grant local access to the setting, and use a remote-access public key to grant remote access via the network interface to remote access to the setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Kevin Jeansonne, Valiuddin Ali, Richard Alden Bramley, Jr., Adrian John Baldwin, Joshua Serratelli Schiffman
  • Patent number: 11896772
    Abstract: An electrically conductive plastic (ECP) material can be used to heat water in a reservoir of a respiratory humidifier to encourage heating and/or humidification of gases passing through the respiratory humidifier. The electrically conductive plastic material can at least in part overmould the base and/or walls of the chamber and/or the reservoir of the respiratory humidifier. The reservoir can also partially or fully be formed from the electrically conductive plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Richard John Boyes, Andrew Martin Letton, Jeremy Livingston Miller, Andrew John Partington, Nordyn Alami
  • Patent number: 11902289
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is disclosed. The method includes: receiving, from a web server associated with a protected resource, a first signal including a request to validate a bearer token submitted by a client device to the web server, the bearer token including a digital signature; validating the bearer token, the validating including verifying the digital signature using a public key associated with an end user of the client device; and in response to validating the bearer token, sending to the web server a second signal including a notification that the bearer token is valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Milos Dunjic, Anthony Haituyen Nguyen, Yubing Liu, Arthur Carroll Chow, Casey Lyn Doyle, Richard John Frederick Thake, Mengfei Wang, Aaron Ashish Hudali, Gregory Albert Kliewer, Martin Albert Lozon, Yusbel Garcia Diaz, Gareth Daly, Masashi Kobayashi, Randall John Bast
  • Publication number: 20240043201
    Abstract: A beverage pad (100) for use in a beverage preparation machine for preparing a beverage comprises an amount of extractable and/or soluble beverage preparation product in a compacted puck (130) enclosed between two sheets of filtering material (110, 120) sealed to each other at a periphery edge of the pad. A first sheet of the two sheets has a bottom portion, side portion and a first edge portion. A second sheet of the two sheets comprises a central portion and a second edge portion. The edge portions of the sheets are sealed to each other forming the periphery edge of the pad. The side portion, bottom portion and central portion define a space holding the compacted puck (130) of extractable and/or soluble beverage preparation product which has a uniform thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Richard John Andrews, Roman Amaury Thibaut Pichot, Leon Bernard Oudehand, Hendrika Johanna Maria Van Den Elzen, Jente Marieke Andriessen, Demet Sekerci, Gabriela Cadore Pimentel
  • Publication number: 20240031529
    Abstract: A system and method for providing video conferencing are described herein. Original video streams from one or more cameras are sampled to form downscaled versions of the video stream. The downscaled version is analyzed to find regions of interest and generate metadata describing aspects of the regions of interest, including a region that includes a preferred speaker and the best view of each participant present together in the video conference. Cropping instructions are generated from the metadata, and portions of the original video stream are removed to form a set of presentation views for each participant, including the preferred speaker. The set of presentation views is stitched together to form a composite display for each participant viewing the stream remotely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2022
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Joseph Yao-Hua CHU, Kristopher Glenn PERRY, Yu LOH, Fu Han CHAO, Oleg OSTAP, Richard John CAMPBELL, Anurag BANSAL, Miguel Angel MAESTRE TRUEBA
  • Patent number: 11879821
    Abstract: A device for determining the rheological properties of blood may include a channel having at least one channel sub-section that has a substantially constant cross-section; apparatus for determining a pressure differential along at least a portion of the sub-section of the channel; a first reservoir that is adapted to be located at a first end of the channel and to be placed in fluid communication with the channel, the first reservoir being of variable internal volume; a second reservoir that is adapted to be placed in fluid communication with first reservoir via the channel, the second reservoir being of variable internal volume; means for allowing blood to be introduced into the device; an outlet for allowing gas to be expelled from the device; and means for varying the volume of the first reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: HAEMOGRAPH PTY LTD.
    Inventor: William Richard Johns
  • Patent number: 11878828
    Abstract: There is described an outfeed device for a packaging assembly configured to form and seal a plurality of packages containing a pourable product; the outfeed device comprises an input station, at which it receives, in use, the packages, and an output station, at which the packages exit, in use, from the outfeed device; the outfeed device comprises at least one selectively operable cart element cyclically movable along an endless path, comprising a receiving portion defining a receiving seat for picking one single package at a time at input station, housing at least part of the package, and being configured to bring the package from the input station to the output station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventors: Giorgio Mattioli, Massimiliano Barbi, Dino Neri, Massimo Fratti, Richard John Pedretti
  • Patent number: 11878318
    Abstract: An atomizer for applying a coating includes a nozzle plate, an actuator, and an acoustic focusing device. The nozzle plate defines at least one aperture. The actuator is configured to oscillate to form pressure waves within a fluid to eject the fluid from the nozzle plate. The acoustic focusing device focuses the pressure waves toward the apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Wanjiao Liu, Kevin Richard John Ellwood, Mark Edward Nichols, Christopher Michael Seubert
  • Publication number: 20240022651
    Abstract: In operation, packets traverse the packet processing data structure, and the network processing represented by each object in the data structure is applied to each packet. From time to time, the packet processing data structure may need to be updated. Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for lock-free updating of a packet processing data structure by means of epoch-based garbage collection. In embodiments, a particular past packet processing epoch is considered to be no longer referenced by any cores when the sequence numbers recorded in each said memory location are different to the sequence number of that particular past packet processing epoch. The deletion thread checks both whether a past epoch is being referenced by any packets and whether it is being reference by any cores. Thus memory is safely freed without having any impact on any packet processing which may be occurring in parallel to the deletion thread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Inventors: Matthew Ian Ronald WILLIAMS, Richard John WHITEHOUSE, Christopher Neil SWINDLE, Colin REYNOLDS
  • Publication number: 20240020514
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing improper input data detection are described. In one example, a system comprises: hardware circuits configured to receive input data and to perform computations of a neural network based on the input data to generate computation outputs; and an improper input detection circuit configured to: determine a relationship between the computation outputs of the hardware circuits and reference outputs; determine that the input data are improper based on the relationship; and perform an action based on determining that the input data are improper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Inventors: Randy Renfu Huang, Richard John Heaton, Andrea Olgiati, Ron Diamant
  • Patent number: 11875247
    Abstract: An acceleration engine with multiple accelerators may share a common set of data that is used by each accelerator to perform computations on input data. The set of shared data can be loaded into the acceleration engine from an external memory. Instead of accessing the external memory multiple times to load the set of shared data into each accelerator, the external memory can be accessed once using direct memory access to load the set of shared data into the first accelerator. The set of shared data can then be serially loaded from one accelerator to the next accelerator in the acceleration engine using direct memory access. To achieve data parallelism and reduce computation time, a runtime driver may split the input data into data batches, and each accelerator can perform computations on a different batch of input data with the common set of shared data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard John Heaton, Ron Diamant
  • Patent number: 11872580
    Abstract: A method of controlling application of at least one material onto a substrate includes configuring a material applicator having an array plate with an applicator array. The applicator array has a plurality of micro-applicators with a first subset of micro-applicators and a second subset of micro-applicators. Each of the plurality of micro-applicators has a plurality of apertures through which fluid is ejected. The first subset of micro-applicators and the second subset of micro-applicators are individually addressable, and a liquid flows through the first subset of micro-applicators and a shaping gas, e.g., air, flows through the second subset of micro-applicators. The flow of shaping gas shapes the flow of the liquid from the first subset of micro-applicators to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Seubert, Mark Edward Nichols, Kevin Richard John Ellwood, Wanjiao Liu, Aaron M. Fiala
  • Patent number: 11875200
    Abstract: A message limit value to be used in enqueuing one or more messages on a queue of a device of the computing environment is obtained. The message limit value indicates whether an extended maximum message length is supported by the device. The extended maximum message length is different from a default maximum message length supported by the device. Based on determining that the extended maximum message length is supported and that the obtained message limit value has a defined relationship with a select value, at least one message of an extended length is enqueued on the queue of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Louis P. Gomes, Damian Osisek, Harald Freudenberger, Richard John Moore, Volker Urban, Michael D. Hocker, Eric David Rossman, Richard Victor Kisley
  • Publication number: 20240010921
    Abstract: Processes and systems for converting waste plastics include feeding a waste plastic to a melt tank, and in the melt tank, heating the waste plastic to form a molten plastic. The molten plastic is withdrawn from the melt tank and fed to a pyrolysis reactor. In the pyrolysis reactor, the molten plastic is heated to a pyrolysis temperature, producing a pyrolysis oil product and a liquid pitch product. The pyrolysis oil is then separated into a pyrolysis gas fraction, a light pyrolysis oil fraction, a medium pyrolysis oil fraction, and a heavy pyrolysis oil fraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: LUMMUS TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Sudipto Chakraborty, Daniel T. Fernald, David Guymon, Ron Herbanek, Richard John Jibb, Johnny Doyle Combs, Boddie Lynn Lindsey
  • Publication number: 20240009340
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and systems that relate to high performance UV disinfection in a HVAC system with integrated concentrator optics are described. One example device for air disinfection includes a housing structured to include an interior volume and having an air inlet at a first end of the housing and an air outlet at a second end of the housing, the housing providing an air passage through the interior volume between the air inlet and the air outlet. The device filter includes at least one light source positioned proximate to the interior volume and at least one nonimaging optics element positioned proximate to the interior volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Stanley Pau, Richard John Koshel, Linan Jiang
  • Patent number: 11868895
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving a neural network model that includes a tensor operation, dividing the tensor operation into a set of sub-operations, and generating instructions for performing a plurality of sub-operations of the set of sub-operations on respective computing engines of a plurality of computing engines on a same integrated circuit device or on different integrated circuit devices. Each sub-operation of the set of sub-operations generates a portion of a final output of the tensor operation. An inference is made based on a result of a sub-operation of the plurality of sub-operations, or based on results of the plurality of sub-operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Renfu Huang, Ron Diamant, Richard John Heaton
  • Patent number: 11865523
    Abstract: A cobalt catalyst precursor is described comprising cobalt oxide crystallites disposed within pores of a titania support, wherein the cobalt oxide crystallites have an average size as determined by XRD in the range 6 to 18 nm, and the titania support is a spherical titania support with a particle size in the range 100 to 1000 ?m, wherein the catalyst precursor has a pore volume of 0.2 to 0.6 cm3/g and an average pore diameter in the range 30 to 60 nm, and wherein the catalyst precursor has a ratio of the average cobalt oxide crystallite size to the average pore diameter in the range 0.1:1 to 0.6:1. The catalyst precursor may be reduced to provide catalysts suitable for use in Fisher-Tropsch reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: JohnsonMatthey Public Limited Company
    Inventor: Richard John Mercer
  • Patent number: 11857719
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a filter assembly for use in an insufflation system is described. The filter assembly comprises: a filter medium operative to filter medical gases; a housing comprising an inlet, an outlet and the filter medium, the housing defining a gases flow path through the filter medium between the inlet and the outlet; and at least one heating element being positioned in the housing and being configured to heat the filter medium; and wherein, the at least one heating element is spaced apart from the filter medium and from an inner surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED
    Inventors: Richard John Boyes, Christian Francis Fischer, Ali Ghalib Abdul Rahman Ghalib, Jessica Kristen Sloane, Monika Baumann, Bernard Tsz Lun Ip
  • Patent number: D1010027
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: GLOBAL SPORTS INNOVATION LTD.
    Inventor: Richard John Gray
  • Patent number: D1016273
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Craig Robert Prentice, Bernard Tsz Lun Ip, Richard John Boyes, Thomas Mark Richardson, Gareth Thomas McDermott, Jonathan Mark Downey, Matthew Roger Stephenson