Patents by Inventor Richard A. Meier

Richard A. Meier 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: 11131096
    Abstract: A method of fastening a wall panel to a wall, according to one illustrative embodiment, comprises coupling a retaining body to a mounting body mounted on an outer surface of the wall adjacent a side edge of the wall panel. Coupling the retaining body to the mounting body may comprise coupling a first connector on an inner surface of the retaining body to a second connector on the mounting body, and positioning a retainer on the retaining body against a retaining surface on the wall panel to fasten the wall panel to the wall. Kits and wall assemblies according to other illustrative embodiments are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: ANENDA SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Nathan Sharpe, Anthony Richard Belisle, Daniel Colin Meier
  • Patent number: 10860437
    Abstract: A method for performing backup operations includes obtaining a plurality of parameters for each of a plurality of virtual machines (VMs), wherein the plurality of parameters are in a common representation domain, obtaining a plurality of backup capacities each associated with one of a plurality of backup agents, wherein the backup capacity is in the common representation domain, assigning, using the plurality of parameters and the plurality of backup capacities, at least a portion of the plurality of VMs to the plurality of backup agents, and initiating, based on the assigning, backup operations based on at least the portion of the plurality of VMs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Sharath Talkad Srinivasan, Richard Meier
  • Publication number: 20200349025
    Abstract: A method for performing backup operations includes obtaining a plurality of parameters for each of a plurality of virtual machines (VMs), wherein the plurality of parameters are in a common representation domain, obtaining a plurality of backup capacities each associated with one of a plurality of backup agents, wherein the backup capacity is in the common representation domain, assigning, using the plurality of parameters and the plurality of backup capacities, at least a portion of the plurality of VMs to the plurality of backup agents, and initiating, based on the assigning, backup operations based on at least the portion of the plurality of VMs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Sharath Talkad Srinivasan, Richard Meier
  • Patent number: 10621053
    Abstract: Restoring a virtual machine is disclosed. An indication of the virtual machine of a primary site to be restored at a remote site using a copy stored at the remote site of a backup data of the virtual machine of the primary site is received. The virtual machine is restored to the remote site using a backup application deployed at the remote site as a virtual appliance managed using a virtual environment management platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Kiran K. Bachu, Richard Meier, Vijay C. Madhavapeddi
  • Publication number: 20190026194
    Abstract: Restoring a virtual machine is disclosed. An indication of the virtual machine of a primary site to be restored at a remote site using a copy stored at the remote site of a backup data of the virtual machine of the primary site is received. The virtual machine is restored to the remote site using a backup application deployed at the remote site as a virtual appliance managed using a virtual environment management platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Kiran K. Bachu, Richard Meier, Vijay C. Madhavapeddi
  • Patent number: 10114707
    Abstract: Restoring a virtual machine is disclosed. An indication of the virtual machine of a primary site to be restored at a remote site using a copy stored at the remote site of a backup data of the virtual machine of the primary site is received. The virtual machine is restored to the remote site using a backup application deployed at the remote site as a virtual appliance managed using a virtual environment management platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Kiran K. Bachu, Richard Meier, Vijay C. Madhavapeddi
  • Publication number: 20160357643
    Abstract: Restoring a virtual machine is disclosed. An indication of the virtual machine of a primary site to be restored at a remote site using a copy stored at the remote site of a backup data of the virtual machine of the primary site is received. The virtual machine is restored to the remote site using a backup application deployed at the remote site as a virtual appliance managed using a virtual environment management platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Kiran K. Bachu, Richard Meier, Vijay C. Madhavapeddi
  • Patent number: 9424056
    Abstract: Restoring a virtual machine is disclosed. An indication of the virtual machine of a primary site to be restored at a remote site using a copy stored at the remote site of a backup data of the virtual machine of the primary site is received. The virtual machine is restored to the remote site using a backup application deployed at the remote site as a virtual appliance managed using a virtual environment management platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Kiran K. Bachu, Richard Meier, Vijay C. Madhavapeddi
  • Patent number: 9168098
    Abstract: A light-based method of endovascular treatment, in particular, of pathologically altered blood vessels. Provided are a Method of Endovascular Light Treatment and a corresponding Endovascular Light Application Device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: DORNIER MEDTECH LASER GMBH
    Inventors: Tobias Beck, Richard Meier
  • Patent number: 9149334
    Abstract: A light-based method of endovascular treatment, in particular, of pathologically altered blood vessels. Provided are a Method of Endovascular Light Treatment and a corresponding Endovascular Light Application Device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: DORNIER MEDTECH LASER GMBH
    Inventors: Tobias Beck, Richard Meier
  • Patent number: 9097449
    Abstract: This patent is directed to an external air conditioning system connected to a parked airplane. The system has multiple refrigeration units. Each refrigeration unit has a controller. Each refrigeration unit's controlled is linked to a common controller. A single stream of air flows through all of the evaporators in series. Each of the refrigeration units has multiple compressors. Additional compressors are activated or deactivated based on refrigerant pressure. The activation or deactivation pressures are staggered across the refrigeration units, thus coordinating operation of the multiple refrigeration units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: HOBART BROTHERS COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard Meier, Varun Rajasekaran, Daniel Quinones
  • Patent number: 8850455
    Abstract: Parent backup application monitoring of children backup applications is described. Child backup information, including an execution of a child backup task by a child backup application, is communicated from the child backup application to a parent backup application. Second child backup information, including an execution of a second child backup task by a second child backup application, may be communicated from the second child backup application to the parent backup application. A parent backup task is executed by the parent backup application. At least one child backup application inherently lacks a functionality to execute the parent backup task as the parent backup application executes the parent backup task. A report is generated based on the child backup information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Kiran K. Bachu, Vladimir Mandic, Richard Meier
  • Patent number: 8583833
    Abstract: A method is provided for determining the integrity of a domain defined in a network. The method includes processes and systems to facilitate the discovery a conceptual ring topology of the domain in the network, and the determination of the integrity of the domain based on the conceptual ring topology that was discovered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Extreme Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Zihong Lu, Richard A. Meier, Sunil P. Shah, Raj Nagarajan
  • Publication number: 20130289547
    Abstract: A light-based method of endovascular treatment, in particular, of pathologically altered blood vessels. Provided are a Method of Endovascular Light Treatment and a corresponding Endovascular Light Application Device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Tobias Beck, Richard Meier
  • Patent number: 8509626
    Abstract: A device is provided for use with a dither tone signal and an information signal. The device includes a laser diode, an electro-optic modulator, a first filter and a second filter. The laser diode can output a first light signal, whereas the electro-optic modulator can transmit a second light signal. The first filter can generate a first filtered signal based on the information signal. The second filter can generate a second filtered signal based on the dither tone signal. The first light signal is based on the dither tone signal, the information signal and the first filtered signal. The second light signal is based on the first light signal, the information signal, the dither tone signal and the second filtered signal. The filtered signals reduce or cancel the undesired leaked/interfering signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: General Instrument Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Wang, Richard A. Meier
  • Publication number: 20120163833
    Abstract: A device is provided for use with a dither tone signal and an information signal. The device includes a laser diode, an electro-optic modulator, a first filter and a second filter. The laser diode can output a first light signal, whereas the electro-optic modulator can transmit a second light signal. The first filter can generate a first filtered signal based on the information signal. The second filter can generate a second filtered signal based on the dither tone signal. The first light signal is based on the dither tone signal, the information signal and the first filtered signal. The second light signal is based on the first light signal, the information signal, the dither tone signal and the second filtered signal. The filtered signals reduce or cancel the undesired leaked/interfering signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL INSTRUMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Wang, Richard A. Meier
  • Publication number: 20110125140
    Abstract: A light-based method of endovascular treatment, in particular, of pathologically altered blood vessels. Provided are a Method of Endovascular Light Treatment and a corresponding Endovascular Light Application Device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: Domier MedTech Laser GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Beck, Richard Meier
  • Patent number: 7873285
    Abstract: This anti clipping circuit is for a laser transmitter used to transmit sub-carrier multiplexed signals for CATV applications. The circuit design is based on actual clipping measurements showing the specific time and duration of the clipping events is random. The individual clipping pulses interval is fixed, every 4 us. A PHEMT peak detection circuit is used in conjunction with a missing pulse detector/timer to catch all the clipping events. Thus the laser bias current is adjusted automatically at the specific time of the clipping event and for the duration of all the clipping pulses in the event. The controlled increase and decrease of the lasers bias current is DC coupled back into the normal DC bias path via a diode. This gives the anti clipping circuit noise isolation when there are no clipping events and avoids laser clipping during the laser current recovery time as when using an AC coupling scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: General Instrument Corporation
    Inventors: Shutong Zhou, Richard A. Meier
  • Publication number: 20100265829
    Abstract: A method is provided for determining the integrity of a domain defined in a network. The method includes processes and systems to facilitate the discovery a conceptual ring topology of the domain in the network, and the determination of the integrity of the domain based on the conceptual ring topology that was discovered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventors: Zihong Lu, Richard A. Meier, Sunil P. Shah, Raj Nagarajan
  • Patent number: 7792165
    Abstract: Improved dispersion compensating circuits for optical transmission systems are disclosed. According to the improved method, there is provided a compensation circuit comprising a varactor diode network. The network is preferably inserted between a source of laser modulating signal and the laser. A low-pass filter or all pass filter constructs the network. The network preferably includes an inductor or inductors and a combined circuit, which includes varactors. The network preferably provides an amplitude dependent delay of the modulating signal applied to the laser or to the optical receiver as post dispersion correction circuitry. In a first embodiment, a fixed capacitor is in series with a varactor and connected to a DC bias through inductor. Additional embodiments, using multiple varactors in different circuit configurations, with particular advantages for various applications identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: General Instrument Corporation
    Inventors: Ihab Khalouf, Richard Meier, Shutong Zhou