Patents by Inventor Richard R. Hall

Richard R. Hall 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: 20190278918
    Abstract: A secure cloud computing environment protects the confidentiality of application code from a customer while simultaneously protecting the confidentiality of a customer's data from intentional or inadvertent leaks by the application code. This result is accomplished without the need to trust the application code and without requiring human surveillance or intervention. A client secure virtual machine (SVM) is accessible by a client who supplies commands, operand data and application data. An appliance SVM has the application code loaded therein and includes an application program interface that accesses a memory area shared by both SVMs. All access to the appliance SVM is initially revoked by an ultravisor, except for the shared memory and an encrypted persistent storage. The appliance SVM stores the application data in the persistent storage. The ultravisor manages an SVM by maintaining exclusive control over a device tree used by the operating system of the SVM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Richard H. Boivie, Jonathan D. Bradbury, William E. Hall, Guerney D. H. Hunt, Jentje Leenstra, Jeb R. Linton, James A. O'Connor, Jr., Elaine R. Palmer, Dimitrios Pendarakis
  • Publication number: 20190278907
    Abstract: A secure cloud computing environment protects the confidentiality of application code from a customer while simultaneously protecting the confidentiality of a customer's data from intentional or inadvertent leaks by the application code. This result is accomplished without the need to trust the application code and without requiring human surveillance or intervention. A client secure virtual machine (SVM) is accessible by a client who supplies commands, operand data and application data. An appliance SVM has the application code loaded therein and includes an application program interface that accesses a memory area shared by both SVMs. All access to the appliance SVM is initially revoked by an ultravisor, except for the shared memory. The appliance SVM processes the commands without ever saving any persistent state of the application data. The ultravisor manages an SVM by maintaining exclusive control over a device tree used by the operating system of the SVM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Richard H. Boivie, Jonathan D. Bradbury, William E. Hall, Guerney D. H. Hunt, Jentje Leenstra, Jeb R. Linton, James A. O'Connor, JR., Elaine R. Palmer, Dimitrios Pendarakis
  • Patent number: 10391543
    Abstract: A single piece pulsed flow wing assembly method providing for horizontal wing manufacture is accomplished using synchronized automated vehicles guided in a predetermined manner to move and, locate wing structure in a plurality of assembly positions. Multi-axis assembly positioning systems (MAPS) are used at each assembly position to support and index components in the wing structure and determinant assembly techniques are used for indexing of the components. Modular automated manufacturing processes employing magnetic assembly clamping, drilling, fastener insertion, and sealant application are employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Philip W. Boyd, John W. Hall, Clayton L. Munk, James C. Roberts, Michael J. Fant, Richard D. Fiedler, Barry A. Lewis, Samuel R. Dobbs, Gary E. Mansell
  • Publication number: 20190242888
    Abstract: Viruses and other bioagents are of high medical and biodefense concern and their detection at concentrations well below the threshold necessary to cause health hazards continues to be a challenge with respect to sensitivity, specificity, and selectivity. Ideally, assays for accurate and real time detection of viral agents and other bioagents would not necessitate any pre-processing of the analyte, which would make them applicable for example to bodily fluids (blood, sputum) and man-made as well as naturally occurring bodies of water (pools, rivers). We describe herein a robust biosensor that combines the sensitivity of surface acoustic waves (SAW) generated at a frequency of 325 MHz with the specificity provided by antibodies and other ligands for the detection of viral agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Richard S. Larson, Brian Hjelle, Pam R. Hall, David C. Brown, Marco Bisoffi, Susan M. Brozik, Darren W. Branch, Thayne L. Edwards, David Wheeler
  • Publication number: 20180351247
    Abstract: A portable radar system comprising: a base; a mount connected to the base; a radar antenna pivotally attached to the mount; and a linear actuator pivotally connected between a portion of the base and the radar antenna, the linear actuator comprising a base containing an extendable column, which when deployed is substantially cylindrical, having a corrugated outer wall, and which is configured to raise and lower the radar antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Richard R. Hall, Stanley M. Granat
  • Patent number: 10050342
    Abstract: An actuator device comprises a compact housing including an extendable corrugated column comprising: a horizontal helical band; a vertical sidewall band having a plurality of hinged segments; and a resilient retaining band; wherein the hinged segmented vertical band includes a first group of segments having tabs defined at longitudinal ends of the first group of segments, the tabs configured to overlap and engage an outer edge of the horizontal helical band, and a second set of segments positioned between adjacent tabbed segments of the first group of segments, the second set of segments configured to define corrugations between adjacent tabbed segments in the first group of segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Richard R. Hall, Stanley M. Granat
  • Patent number: 9882276
    Abstract: A method of articulating a sensor comprising the steps applying a friction force on a curved surface of a sensor support frame with a friction drive actuator for pivoting the sensor support frame about a pivot point for altering an elevation and azimuth angle of the sensor. The sensor may be maintained at a predetermined elevation angle while the sensor support frame is pivoted about the pivot point with the friction drive actuator for altering an azimuth angle of the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Richard R. Hall, Peter M. Nichols
  • Patent number: 9263797
    Abstract: A system comprises a base having a sensor support frame moveably mounted thereto such that the support frame is pivotal about at least two axes with respect to a pivot point. A sensor is coupled to the support frame. At least one actuator is provided for pivoting the support frame about the pivot point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Richard R. Hall, Peter M. Nichols
  • Patent number: 8638264
    Abstract: A radar antenna system comprises a base. A center support is coupled to the base on a first end. A radar array is pivotally coupled to a second end of the center support. At least two actuators are provided for pivoting the radar array about the center support, altering its azimuth position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Richard R. Hall
  • Publication number: 20110234464
    Abstract: A radar antenna system comprises a base. A center support is coupled to the base on a first end. A radar array is pivotally coupled to a second end of the center support. At least two actuators are provided for pivoting the radar array about the center support, altering its azimuth position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Richard R. HALL
  • Patent number: 8013802
    Abstract: A portable fairing for a mobile radar array system includes at least partially open housing surrounding the mobile radar array and a curved covering mounted on the housing. The curved covering is adapted to cover the radar array in a closed position. The sides of the housing are curved such that when the curved covering is closed, the housing and the curved covering form a generally curved structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Richard R. Hall, Matthew A. Hutchinson
  • Patent number: 7884772
    Abstract: A radar apparatus including: a radar antenna array; and, a sensor for detecting a relative distortion of at least one portion of the radar antenna relative to at least one other portion of the radar antenna array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Richard R. Hall, Stanley M. Granat
  • Publication number: 20100134379
    Abstract: A portable fairing for a mobile radar array system includes at least partially open housing surrounding the mobile radar array and a curved covering mounted on the housing. The curved covering is adapted to cover the radar array in a closed position. The sides of the housing are curved such that when the curved covering is closed, the housing and the curved covering form a generally curved structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard R. Hall, Matthew A. Hutchinson
  • Publication number: 20080278386
    Abstract: A radar apparatus including: a radar antenna array; and, a sensor for detecting a relative distortion of at least one portion of the radar antenna relative to at least one other portion of the radar antenna array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventors: Richard R. Hall, Stanley M. Granat
  • Patent number: 7108809
    Abstract: An optical coupler arrangement which is employed for replicating surface features of diverse types of optical devices. Also disclosed is to a novel method of accurately replicating surface features of optical devices; particularly through the utilization of the novel optical coupler arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Benson Chan, Richard R. Hall, How T. Lin, Christopher J. Majka, John H. Sherman
  • Patent number: 6982387
    Abstract: A method and associated structure for forming a conductive path within a laminate. A conductive element is presses into an opening in the laminate such that portion of at least one end of the conductive element extends beyond a surface of the laminate. A compressive pressure is applied to the portion of the at least one end of the conductive element. The compressive pressure applied to the at least one end of the conductive element forms a contact pad extending beyond the surface of the laminate. The conductive element may include an inner element covered by an outer element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard R. Hall, How T. Lin, Christopher J. Majka, Matthew F. Seward, Ronald V. Smith
  • Patent number: 6814503
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for aligning an array of light transmitting elements to an array of photosensitive detectors. The array is adjusted along three axes. Any element (a coupled transmitting and detecting unit of the array) can be selected as the center of rotation. Small angular correction is made about the selected element by differentially moving the array in two axes, using adjustment tools. Alignment is accomplished by performing translational movement in the horizontal X and Y axes until a signal is detected. A rotational correction about the selected element is performed by moving one of a pair of adjustment devices until maximum light intensity is achieved for the end elements. Next, the array is scanned for the weakest performing element in the array. The alignment procedure is repeated until the performance of all of the elements in the array fall within a pre-established specification range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard R. Hall, How Tzu Lin, Candido C. Tiberia
  • Patent number: 6741778
    Abstract: Optical packages and a method of fabricating same, wherein an active optical device can be located relative to a substrate and coupler. The structure includes a substrate having electrical contact pads and alignment pads with precision aligned through-holes for at least one optical fiber. The optical fibers are supported by a housing, or coupler, having alignment pins that are precision located relative to the through-holes in the substrate and the optical fiber. A die, or active optical device, with one or more active optical elements on a first die surface and electrical contacts on a second die surface, is aligned with the electrical pads of the substrate and the active optical elements. The method incorporates the steps of grinding alignment pins into metallic pads and grinding optical fibers in one pass and then aligning the active optical device and the optical fibers by using the surface tension of conductive adhesive liquid. The fibers are then bonded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Benson Chan, Richard R. Hall, How Tzu Lin, John H. Sherman
  • Publication number: 20040061248
    Abstract: An optical coupler arrangement which is employed for replicating surface features of diverse types of optical devices. Also disclosed is to a novel method of accurately replicating surface features of optical devices; particularly through the utilization of the novel optical coupler arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2002
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benson Chan, Richard R. Hall, How T. Lin, Christopher J. Majka, John H. Sherman
  • Patent number: 6712527
    Abstract: A package is described that couples a twelve channel wide fiber optic cable to a twelve channel Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) transmitter and a multiple channel Perpendicularly Aligned Integrated Die (PAID) receiver. The package allows for reduction in the height of the assembly package by vertically orienting certain dies parallel to the fiber optic cable and horizontally orienting certain other dies. The assembly allows the vertically oriented optoelectronic dies to be perpendicularly attached to the horizontally oriented laminate via a flexible circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Benson Chan, Mitchell S. Cohen, Paul F. Fortier, Ladd W. Freitag, Richard R. Hall, Glen W. Johnson, How Tzu Lin, John H. Sherman