Patents by Inventor Ronald A. Howard

Ronald A. Howard 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: 10806834
    Abstract: A bandage has a first sheet overlying a wound and located adjacent to it and a top sheet overlying the first sheet. The first sheet has a plurality of discrete passageways overlying the wound and adapted to communicate negative pressure established by a negative pressure source to the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Wayne Henley, Leigh Marie Moses, Ronald Leslie Sanderson, John Howard, James H. Price, Russell W. Bessette
  • Patent number: 10790065
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a method for production of a nuclear fuel pellet by spark plasma sintering (SPS), wherein a fuel pellet with more than 80% TD or more than 90% TD is formed. The SPS can be performed with the imposition of a controlled uniaxial pressure applied at the maximum temperature of the processing to achieve a very high density, in excess of 95% TD, at temperatures of 850 to 1600° C. The formation of a fuel pellet can be carried out in one hour or less. In an embodiment of the invention, a nuclear fuel pellet comprises UO2 and a highly thermally conductive material, such as SiC or diamond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Ghatu Subhash, Ronald Howard Baney, James S. Tulenko, Edward McKenna, III, Lihao Ge, Sunghwan Yeo
  • Publication number: 20200295476
    Abstract: A grounding clamp includes a safety lock-out which locks the operation of the clamp in the absence of a cooperating hot-stick. The lock-out employs a clutch which prevents the translation of the clamping members relative to one another until the clutch is disengaged. The cooperating hot-stick is required for the disengagement of the clutch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Neil O'Connell, Phillip Howard Quaedvlieg, David Karl Wabnegger, Janos Csaba Toth, Ian Edward Trip, Ronald F. Howarth, Jolly Vincent Pangan Nepomuceno, Robert Dale Wicks
  • Patent number: 10673152
    Abstract: A grounding clamp includes a safety lock-out which locks the operation of the clamp in the absence of a cooperating hot-stick. The lock-out employs a clutch which prevents the translation of the clamping members relative to one another until the clutch is disengaged. The cooperating hot-stick is required for the disengagement of the clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Quanta Associates, L.P.
    Inventors: Daniel Neil O'Connell, Phillip Howard Quaedvlieg, David Karl Wabnegger, Janos Csaba Toth, Ian Edward Trip, Ronald F. Howarth, Jolly Vincent Pangan Nepomuceno, Robert Dale Wicks
  • Publication number: 20200167495
    Abstract: A vertically integrated access control system may store in a database data records corresponding to the interfaces, access control rules, and computing resources of an information system, as well as data records for entity capabilities. Data records for related interfaces, access control rules, computing resources, and entity capabilities may be linked. Using the database, the system may determine the entity capabilities that can be performed based on an existing user entitlement. If the entity capabilities include a flagged combination of entity capabilities, the system may perform an information security action to remediate the flagged combination. The system may use the database to form vertically integrated access units. The vertically integrated access units may be used to form user entitlements. The system may continuously monitor whether any proposed configurations would create a flagged combination of entity capabilities, and if so take an action to prevent such flagged combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: John Howard Kling, Brandon Sloane, Regina Yee Cadavid, Rachel Yun Kim Bierner, Ronald James Kuhlmeier
  • Patent number: 10659469
    Abstract: A vertically integrated access control system may store in a database data records corresponding to the interfaces, access control rules, and computing resources of an information system, as well as data records for entity capabilities. Data records for related interfaces, access control rules, computing resources, and entity capabilities may be linked. Using the database, the system may determine the entity capabilities that can be performed based on an existing user entitlement. If the entity capabilities include a flagged combination of entity capabilities, the system may perform an information security action to remediate the flagged combination. The system may use the database to form vertically integrated access units. The vertically integrated access units may be used to form user entitlements. The system may continuously monitor whether any proposed configurations would create a flagged combination of entity capabilities, and if so take an action to prevent such flagged combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: John Howard Kling, Brandon Sloane, Regina Yee Cadavid, Rachel Yun Kim Bierner, Ronald James Kuhlmeier
  • Patent number: 10607022
    Abstract: A vertically integrated access control system may store in a database data records corresponding to the interfaces, access control rules, and computing resources of an information system, as well as data records for entity capabilities. Data records for related interfaces, access control rules, computing resources, and entity capabilities may be linked. Using the database, the system may determine the entity capabilities that can be performed based on an existing user entitlement. If the entity capabilities include a flagged combination of entity capabilities, the system may perform an information security action to remediate the flagged combination. The system may use the database to form vertically integrated access units. The vertically integrated access units may be used to form user entitlements. The system may continuously monitor whether any proposed configurations would create a flagged combination of entity capabilities, and if so take an action to prevent such flagged combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: John Howard Kling, Brandon Sloane, Regina Yee Cadavid, Rachel Yun Kim Bierner, Ronald James Kuhlmeier
  • Publication number: 20200000544
    Abstract: A device for accurately locate the tumor in a radiation therapy machine (RTM) based on the patient's CT image is disclosed. The device immobilizes a patient in a repeatable location when a CT scan is made and the radiation therapy is given. The device includes a base plate to support the patient, on which there are: a pair of pins to constrain the armpits of the patient, a pair of shoulder pads to constrain the shoulders of the patient, a headrest and head pads to constrain the head of the patient, markers, and a jaw restrainer secured to the head pads. Coordinate transformations will be used to locate the tumor in the RTM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Jie Chen, Ronald Howard Shapiro, Bruce LuLu
  • Publication number: 20190375668
    Abstract: A glass article with a length equal to or greater than about 880 mm, a width orthogonal to the length equal to or greater than about 680 mm and a thickness T defined between first and second major surfaces is described. A total thickness variation TTV across the width of the glass article equal to or less than about 4 m. A maximum sliding interval range MSIR obtained from a predetermined interval moved in 5 mm increments across a width of the glass article is equal to or less than about 4 m. A method of making the glass article, and an apparatus therefor are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Andrea Weiss BOOKBINDER, Bradley Frederick BOWDEN, Ronald Lee KIMBALL, Steven Howard TARCZA, William Anthony WHEDON
  • Publication number: 20190363462
    Abstract: A grounding clamp includes a safety lock-out which locks the operation of the clamp in the absence of a cooperating hot-stick. The lock-out employs a clutch which prevents the translation of the clamping members relative to one another until the clutch is disengaged. The cooperating hot-stick is required for the disengagement of the clutch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Neil O'Connell, Phillip Howard Quaedvlieg, David Karl Wabnegger, Janos Csaba Toth, Ian Edward Trip, Ronald F. Howarth, Jolly Vincent Pangan Nepomuceno, Robert Dale Wicks
  • Publication number: 20190351125
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides apparatuses and systems for delivering a measureable absorbed-dose of a gaseous activating agent to a fluid including a biological liquid and/or cells. The apparatuses or systems include a gas-fluid contact device configured to controllably rotate or oscillate a control member having an interior surface in contact with the fluid and a control system configured to control rotation or oscillation of the contact member by the gas-fluid contact device. In some embodiments, the control system is further configured to control absorption of the gaseous activating agent by the fluid. The present disclosure also provides methods of treating a fluid including a biological liquid or cells with a gaseous activating agent to controllably activate the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Ronald Howard Lane, Barry Davignon, Peter Heath
  • Publication number: 20190251276
    Abstract: A vertically integrated access control system may store in a database data records corresponding to the interfaces, access control rules, and computing resources of an information system, as well as data records for entity capabilities. Data records for related interfaces, access control rules, computing resources, and entity capabilities may be linked. Using the database, the system may determine the entity capabilities that can be performed based on an existing user entitlement. If the entity capabilities include a flagged combination of entity capabilities, the system may perform an information security action to remediate the flagged combination. The system may use the database to form vertically integrated access units. The vertically integrated access units may be used to form user entitlements. The system may continuously monitor whether any proposed configurations would create a flagged combination of entity capabilities, and if so take an action to prevent such flagged combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: John Howard Kling, Brandon Sloane, Regina Yee Cadavid, Rachel Yun Kim Bierner, Ronald James Kuhlmeier
  • Publication number: 20190253427
    Abstract: A vertically integrated access control system may store in a database data records corresponding to the interfaces, access control rules, and computing resources of an information system, as well as data records for entity capabilities. Data records for related interfaces, access control rules, computing resources, and entity capabilities may be linked. Using the database, the system may determine the entity capabilities that can be performed based on an existing user entitlement. If the entity capabilities include a flagged combination of entity capabilities, the system may perform an information security action to remediate the flagged combination. The system may use the database to form vertically integrated access units. The vertically integrated access units may be used to form user entitlements. The system may continuously monitor whether any proposed configurations would create a flagged combination of entity capabilities, and if so take an action to prevent such flagged combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: John Howard Kling, Brandon Sloane, Regina Yee Cadavid, Rachel Yun Kim Bierner, Ronald James Kuhlmeier
  • Patent number: 10339309
    Abstract: A system for identifying anomalies in an information system is typically configured for: collecting information regarding a hierarchy of capabilities, a hierarchy of resources, capability instances, and resource instances of the information system; storing, in a graph database, nodes corresponding to the hierarchy of capabilities, hierarchy of resources, capability instances, and resource instances; collecting information regarding relationships among the hierarchy of capabilities, hierarchy of resources, capability instances, and resource instances; defining, in the graph database, edges corresponding to the relationships among the hierarchy of capabilities, hierarchy of resources, capability instances, and resource instances; collecting event and/or state data for the information system; comparing the event and/or state data to the graph database and determining that an event and/or state is anomalous; and, in response to determining that the event and/or state is anomalous, taking an information security a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: John Howard Kling, Mark Earl Brubaker, Ronald James Kuhlmeier, Brian D. Diederich, Brandon Matthew Sloane, Rachel Yun Kim Bierner, Cora Yan Quon
  • Patent number: 10196150
    Abstract: A motor assembly that includes a motor (102) having a rotatable shaft, a hub coupled to the rotatable shaft, the hub having a propeller indexer to receive a propeller (104), when the propeller is present, a sensor trigger rotatable with the shaft (100) and positioned at a propeller offset angle ?PROP from the propeller indexer, and a sensor coupled to the motor and positioned to detect the sensor trigger so that the propeller indexer may be positioned at the propeller offset angle ?PROP from the sensor through rotation of the shaft so that said sensor is proximate to the sensor trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: AEROVIRONMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Allen Firanski, Justin Bates McAllister, Ronald Howard Olch, Lane Dennis Dalan, Emil Ghapgharan
  • Publication number: 20170137142
    Abstract: A motor assembly that includes a motor (102) having a rotatable shaft, a hub coupled to the rotatable shaft, the hub having a propeller indexer to receive a propeller (104), when the propeller is present, a sensor trigger rotatable with the shaft (100) and positioned at a propeller offset angle ?PROP from the propeller indexer, and a sensor coupled to the motor and positioned to detect the sensor trigger so that the propeller indexer may be positioned at the propeller offset angle ?PROP from the sensor through rotation of the shaft so that said sensor is proximate to the sensor trigger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Jason Allen Firanski, Justin Bates McAllister, Ronald Howard Olch, Lane Dennis Dalan, Emil Ghapgharan
  • Patent number: 9586673
    Abstract: A motor assembly that includes a motor (102) having a rotatable shaft, a hub coupled to the rotatable shaft, the hub having a propeller indexer to receive a propeller (104), when the propeller is present, a sensor trigger rotatable with the shaft (100) and positioned at a propeller offset angle ?PROP from the propeller indexer, and a sensor coupled to the motor and positioned to detect the sensor trigger so that the propeller indexer may be positioned at the propeller offset angle ?PROP from the sensor through rotation of the shaft so that said sensor is proximate to the sensor trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: AEROVIRONMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Allen Firanski, Justin Bates McAllister, Ronald Howard Olch, Lane Dennis Dalan, Emil Ghapgharan
  • Patent number: 9553825
    Abstract: Electronic information is made available to access requestors based on anticipated demand. Electronic information stored on a first storage medium is identified for transport. A determination is made to store the electronic information on a second storage medium that is more accessible to the access requestors. The determination is based on an anticipated demand of the access requestors for the electronic information. The anticipated demand is determined based at least on information that is not particular to any single access requestor. The electronic information then is stored on the second storage medium and the access requestors are provided access to the electronic information from the second storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: AOL INC.
    Inventors: Vinh Tran, Brian Sullivan, Harry G. Morgan, Ronald Howard
  • Patent number: 9372060
    Abstract: A socket and wrench gauge provides for the portable and precise measurement of the dimension of a bolt or nut across the flats thereof, in order to determine the precise size of the socket or wrench required for use therewith. The socket and wrench gauge consists of two parallel jaws with gripping points, with the first jaw and gripping point extending laterally from an elongated slide scale and the opposite jaw and gripping point extending laterally from an elongated body receiver and raceway through which the slide scale operates. The scale consists of two linear rows of dimensional numbers thereon, with each of the numbers corresponding to a distance between the two jaws and gripping points. The numbers are placed longitudinally along the face of the scale for simplicity and greater legibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventor: Ronald Howard
  • Publication number: 20160169654
    Abstract: A socket and wrench gauge provides for the portable and precise measurement of the dimension of a bolt or nut across the flats thereof, in order to determine the precise size of the socket or wrench required for use therewith. The socket and wrench gauge consists of two parallel jaws with gripping points, with the first jaw and gripping point extending laterally from an elongated slide scale and the opposite jaw and gripping point extending laterally from an elongated body receiver and raceway through which the slide scale operates. The scale consists of two linear rows of dimensional numbers thereon, with each of the numbers corresponding to a distance between the two jaws and gripping points. The numbers are placed longitudinally along the face of the scale for simplicity and greater legibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventor: Ronald Howard