Patents by Inventor Scott D'Souza

Scott D'Souza 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: 9708147
    Abstract: A cam-controlled core inserter for a surface winder is disclosed. The cam-controlled core insertion device provides for a shaft having a plurality of cam housings disposed thereabout. A cam cooperatively associated with a respective cam housing is disposed within a first surface of each of the cam housings. A fixed finger plate cooperatively associated with a respective cam housing and having a fixed finger fixably attached thereto is juxtaposed proximate to each of the cam housings and fixably attached to the shaft. A cam follower having a finger shaft that has a movable finger attached thereto is cooperatively associated with each of the cams. The distal end of each of the movable fingers and the distal end of each of the fixed fingers are capable of forming a space therebetween for contacting engagement and containment of a core suitable for the convolute disposal of a web material thereabout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Stephen Scott D'Souza
  • Patent number: 9695003
    Abstract: A surface winder for winding a log of web material convolutely about a core is disclosed. The surface winder has a frame providing the web material with a path therethrough, a first winding roll rotatably mounted in the frame on one side of the path, a stationary finger mounted on the frame on the other side of the path adjacent the first winding roll and spaced therefrom a distance sufficient to receive the core to be wound in the path, the first winding roll cooperating with the stationary finger means to rotate the core, a cam-controlled core insertion device for a surface winder, and a second winding roll rotatably mounted in the frame on the other side of the path and downstream in the direction of web advance from the stationary finger means and forming a nip with the first winding roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stephen Scott D'Souza, Gustav André Mellin
  • Patent number: 9561929
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a fibrous core comprising a fluted layer; and a liner disposed on the fluted layer. The fluted layer and the liner are helically wound defining a longitudinal core axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andre Mellin, Stephen Scott D'Souza, John Ferney McKibben
  • Patent number: 9505179
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method for manufacturing a fibrous core comprises: providing a strip comprising at least one liner, and at least one fluted layer, wherein the strip has a leading edge, a trailing edge, a first strip face, a second strip face, and a strip axis substantially parallel to at least one of the leading edge and the trailing edge; feeding the strip to a mandrel having a central longitudinal axis extending in a longitudinal direction; winding the strip onto the mandrel such that the leading edge of the strip overlaps the trailing edge of the strip to form a fibrous core comprising an inner surface, an outer surface, and a longitudinal core axis; and adhering the leading edge to the trailing edge of the strip to from an overlap portion having an overlap width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stephen Scott D'Souza, Robert Luther Heft, Jr., Andre Mellin
  • Publication number: 20160325958
    Abstract: A surface winder for winding a log of web material convolutely about a core is disclosed. The surface winder has a frame providing the web material with a path therethrough, a first winding roll rotatably mounted in the frame on one side of the path, a stationary finger mounted on the frame on the other side of the path adjacent the first winding roll and spaced therefrom a distance sufficient to receive the core to be wound in the path, the first winding roll cooperating with the stationary finger means to rotate the core, a cam-controlled core insertion device for a surface winder, and a second winding roll rotatably mounted in the frame on the other side of the path and downstream in the direction of web advance from the stationary finger means and forming a nip with the first winding roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Stephen Scott D'SOUZA, Gustav André MELLIN
  • Publication number: 20160264371
    Abstract: A cam-controlled core inserter for a surface winder is disclosed. The cam-controlled core insertion device provides for a shaft having a plurality of cam housings disposed thereabout. A cam cooperatively associated with a respective cam housing is disposed within a first surface of each of the cam housings. A fixed finger plate cooperatively associated with a respective cam housing and having a fixed finger fixably attached thereto is juxtaposed proximate to each of the cam housings and fixably attached to the shaft. A cam follower having a finger shaft that has a movable finger attached thereto is cooperatively associated with each of the cams. The distal end of each of the movable fingers and the distal end of each of the fixed fingers are capable of forming a space therebetween for contacting engagement and containment of a core suitable for the convolute disposal of a web material thereabout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventor: Stephen Scott D'SOUZA
  • Patent number: 9376281
    Abstract: A cam-controlled core inserter for a surface winder is disclosed. The device has a cam housing having a longitudinal axis, a cam disposed within a first surface of the cam housing, a fixed finger plate juxtaposed proximate to the cam housing and the cam, and a first cam follower cooperatively associated with the cam. The fixed finger plate has a fixed finger fixably attached thereto. The first cam follower has a finger shaft disposed through the fixed finger plate and has a movable finger attached thereto. The movable finger has an adjustable orientation relative to the longitudinal axis as the first cam follower orbits about the longitudinal axis. The distal end of the movable finger and the distal end of the fixed finger are capable of forming a space therebetween for contacting engagement and containment of a core suitable for the convolute disposal of a web material thereabout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Stephen Scott D'Souza
  • Patent number: 9376282
    Abstract: A surface winder for winding a log of web material convolutely about a core is disclosed. The surface winder has a frame providing the web material with a path therethrough, a first winding roll rotatably mounted in the frame on one side of the path, a stationary finger mounted on the frame on the other side of the path adjacent the first winding roll and spaced therefrom a distance sufficient to receive the core to be wound in the path, the first winding roll cooperating with the stationary finger means to rotate the core, a cam-controlled core insertion device for a surface winder, and a second winding roll rotatably mounted in the frame on the other side of the path and downstream in the direction of web advance from the stationary finger means and forming a nip with the first winding roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stephen Scott D'Souza, Gustav André Mellin
  • Publication number: 20150069167
    Abstract: A cam-controlled core inserter for a surface winder is disclosed. The device has a cam housing having a longitudinal axis, a cam disposed within a first surface of the cam housing, a fixed finger plate juxtaposed proximate to the cam housing and the cam, and a first cam follower cooperatively associated with the cam. The fixed finger plate has a fixed finger fixably attached thereto. The first cam follower has a finger shaft disposed through the fixed finger plate and has a movable finger attached thereto. The movable finger has an adjustable orientation relative to the longitudinal axis as the first cam follower orbits about the longitudinal axis. The distal end of the movable finger and the distal end of the fixed finger are capable of forming a space therebetween for contacting engagement and containment of a core suitable for the convolute disposal of a web material thereabout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Stephen Scott D'SOUZA
  • Publication number: 20150069168
    Abstract: A surface winder for winding a log of web material convolutely about a core is disclosed. The surface winder has a frame providing the web material with a path therethrough, a first winding roll rotatably mounted in the frame on one side of the path, a stationary finger mounted on the frame on the other side of the path adjacent the first winding roll and spaced therefrom a distance sufficient to receive the core to be wound in the path, the first winding roll cooperating with the stationary finger means to rotate the core, a cam-controlled core insertion device for a surface winder, and a second winding roll rotatably mounted in the frame on the other side of the path and downstream in the direction of web advance from the stationary finger means and forming a nip with the first winding roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Stephen Scott D'SOUZA
  • Publication number: 20140230950
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a fibrous core comprising a longitudinal core axis, an outer surface, an inner surface, a first open end, and a second open end. The first open end is opposite the second open end and defines a length therebetween. The fibrous core is positioned such that the longitudinal core axis is substantially perpendicular to a horizontal surface. The fibrous core also comprises indicia printed on the inner surface of the fibrous core. The indicia comprises at least one of a letter, a word, and a symbol. The indicia is positioned at a reading orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andre MELLIN, Emma Lynn SARTINI, Stephen Scott D'SOUZA, Justin Alexander SIMMS
  • Publication number: 20140230294
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a strip comprising a first edge and a second edge. The second edge is opposite the first edge. The strip also comprises a strip axis substantially parallel to at least one of the first edge and the second edge. The strip comprises a first strip face and a second strip face defined by the first edge and the second edge. The first strip face is opposite the second strip face. The strip also comprises indicia disposed on at least one of the first strip face and the second strip face. The indicia comprises at least one of a letter, a word, and a symbol. The indicia is positioned at a reading orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andre MELLIN, Emma Lynn SARTINI, Stephen Scott D'SOUZA, Justin Alexander SIMMS
  • Publication number: 20140230997
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method for manufacturing a fibrous core comprises: providing a strip comprising at least one liner, and at least one fluted layer, wherein the strip has a leading edge, a trailing edge, a first strip face, a second strip face, and a strip axis substantially parallel to at least one of the leading edge and the trailing edge; feeding the strip to a mandrel having a central longitudinal axis extending in a longitudinal direction; winding the strip onto the mandrel such that the leading edge of the strip overlaps the trailing edge of the strip to form a fibrous core comprising an inner surface, an outer surface, and a longitudinal core axis; and adhering the leading edge to the trailing edge of the strip to from an overlap portion having an overlap width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventors: Stephen Scott D'SOUZA, Robert Luther HEFT, JR., Andre MELLIN
  • Publication number: 20140231568
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a fibrous core comprising a fluted layer; and a liner disposed on the fluted layer. The fluted layer and the liner are helically wound defining a longitudinal core axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andre MELLIN, Stephen Scott D'SOUZA, John Ferney McKIBBEN
  • Patent number: 7283461
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for detecting denial of service attacks on a system in a communications network are provided. A frequency analysis is performed on certain types of packets that arrive with a periodic nature. A frequency power spectrum obtained through Fourier Transform reveals whether the power level of any particular frequency is greater than the average power spectrum. The detection of a higher than average power level is an indication that an attack is in progress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Alcatel Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Scott D'Souza, Paul Kierstead
  • Patent number: 7190671
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for mitigating denial of service attacks in a communications network are described. Frequency domain techniques such as Fourier Transform are used to detect packet flooding in which a frequency spectrum reveals a periodic pattern to the attack packets. A pulse generator is used to create pulses having the frequency and phase of the periodic pattern. New packets arriving simultaneously with the created pulses are dropped from the system and packets which are not synchronized with the pulse generator are passed through the system normally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Alcatel Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Scott D'Souza, Paul Kierstead
  • Publication number: 20060265324
    Abstract: Security risk analysis systems and methods are disclosed. Vulnerabilities affecting assets of a communication network are associated with other assets of the communication network according to relationships between assets. Security risk may thus be assessed on the basis of both vulnerabilities which directly affect assets and vulnerabilities which indirectly affect assets through their relationships with other assets. Risk exposure calculators which determine respective types of exposure of assets to vulnerabilities, illustratively direct and indirect exposures, are selectable so as to provide for customizable security risk analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2005
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Applicant: Alcatel
    Inventors: Yvon Leclerc, Scott D'Souza, Francois Cosquer
  • Publication number: 20060104261
    Abstract: Systems and methods of providing secure signaling for voice communications over a public switched voice network (PSTN) are described. The call signaling is received at a first secure voice signaling gateway (SVSG) in which it is encrypted utilizing a security key. The encrypted payload is tunneled from the first SVSG to a second SVSG at a destination network element. The destination SVSG decrypts the payload and passes it on to the destination. According to the invention the communication can be either masqueraded in which the address of the first SVSG is given as the origin or non-masqueraded in which the actual original of the voice communication is retained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2004
    Publication date: May 18, 2006
    Applicant: ALCATEL
    Inventors: Scott D'Souza, Olivier Le Moigne
  • Publication number: 20050108567
    Abstract: A method and apparatus directed to detecting DoS (denial of service) attacks against SIP enabled devices. A substantial imbalance between an accounting of SIP INVITE (INV) and SIP 180 Ringing (N180) messages indicates a DoS attack. Preferably the number (H) of INVITE messages including credentials (INVc) that are sent from a user client in response to a 407 Authentication Required message from a proxy server are removed from the accounting before the balance is tested. If the equation INVo+INVc?H=N180 (where INVo is the number of INVITE messages without credentials) is not true within a small margin of error then the presence of a current DoS attack on the proxy server is indicated by the inequality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Publication date: May 19, 2005
    Inventors: Scott D'Souza, Dmitri Vinokurov
  • Publication number: 20050060573
    Abstract: Systems and methods of mitigating DOS attacks on a victim node in a computer based communication system are presented. According to the methods a node such as a router upstream from the victim analyzes traffic flow directed to the victim node and if a pattern indicating a possible attack is detected a notification to the effect is sent to the victim node. The victim can either ignore the notification or chose to suggest or request attack mitigation measures be implemented by the upstream router. Alternatively the upstream router can implement attack mitigation measures without waiting for input from the victim node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Publication date: March 17, 2005
    Inventor: Scott D'Souza