Patents by Inventor Sean Nolan

Sean Nolan 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: 10415591
    Abstract: A compressor may include an airfoil configured to rotate about an axis. The airfoil may have a span measured radially from a root of the airfoil to a tip of the airfoil. A compressor case may be radially adjacent to the airfoil. The airfoil and the compressor case may define a clearance between the tip of the airfoil and a radially inner surface of the compressor case. A ratio of the clearance to the span may be between 1.5 to 2.5 percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert W Fessenden, Abhir A Adhate, Yuan Dong, Sean Nolan, Li Xing Pan
  • Publication number: 20190080094
    Abstract: Current security tools in the marketplace fall into different categories: Security Enforcement Tools which identify and block malicious activity, and Security Vulnerability Testing Tools which scan and identify security threats within an organisation. The disclosure describes Silently (invisible to the user) but as if it is the user, within the User's Context, Executing applications to test whether third party security products and security settings exhibit the correct behaviour. The application can continuously perform a test(s) and expects a security product to behave in a certain way, records the result of the test(s) and reports those results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventor: Eugene Sean Nolan
  • Publication number: 20180080472
    Abstract: A compressor may include an airfoil configured to rotate about an axis. The airfoil may have a span measured radially from a root of the airfoil to a tip of the airfoil. A compressor case may be radially adjacent to the airfoil. The airfoil and the compressor case may define a clearance between the tip of the airfoil and a radially inner surface of the compressor case. A ratio of the clearance to the span may be between 1.5 to 2.5 percent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Robert W. Fessenden, Abhir A. Adhate, Yuan Dong, Sean Nolan, Li Xing Pan
  • Publication number: 20180073517
    Abstract: Rotor of a gas turbine engines having a rotor hub and a plurality of blades extending from the rotor hub, wherein each blade has a full-span forward sweep along a leading edge of the blade that starts at an airfoil root of the blade at the hub and extends to a blade tip, wherein a sweep of a blade is a percentage of a root axial chord length of the respective blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Li Xing Pan, Yuan Dong, Simon W. Evans, Robert W. Fessenden, Sue-Li Kingsley Chuang, Sean Nolan
  • Publication number: 20180066673
    Abstract: A compressor section for a gas turbine engine includes a blade including a platform, a tip and an airfoil extending between the platform and tip. The airfoil includes a root portion adjacent to the platform, a midspan portion and a tip portion. Each of the root portion, midspan portion and tip portion define a meridional velocity at stage exit with the tip portion including a first meridional velocity greater than a second meridional velocity of the midspan portion. A blade for an axial compressor of a gas turbine engine and a method of operating a compressor section of a gas turbine engine are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Simon W. Evans, Yuan Dong, Sean Nolan
  • Patent number: 9677472
    Abstract: A disclosed gas turbine engine includes a case for a case for a compressor section including a bleed air slot. The bleed air slot includes an inlet having a first area radially inward of an outlet having a second area with the second area being greater than the first area. The bleed air slot further includes a center portion disposed along a radial line extending from an axis of the engine and an elongated portion extending from the opening at an angle relative to a line normal to the radial line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Brittany Travis, Crystal Monteiro, Sean Nolan, Rishon Saftler, John P. Virtue, Jr., Stephen A. Sarcich
  • Patent number: 8807930
    Abstract: An airfoil comprises pressure and suction surfaces extending axially from a leading edge to a trailing edge and radially from a root section to a tip section, defining a mean span therebetween. An inner endwall defines an inner endwall contour extending axially and circumferentially from the root section, and an outer endwall defines an outer endwall contour extending axially and circumferentially from the tip section. The inner and outer endwall contours are defined by varying radial deviations from circumferentially uniform nominal inner and outer radii, where one of the radial deviations varies axially and circumferentially by at least three percent of a mean span of the airfoil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Green, Sean Nolan
  • Patent number: 8725536
    Abstract: A shared secret may be shared between a patient and the patient's healthcare provider. The healthcare provider may submit the shared secret to the database system via a provider interface to generate a validation code. The validation code may be later submitted to the database system by the patient via a patient interface to cause the database system to prompt the patient to submit the shared secret. Upon submission of the shared secret to the database system, the patient may be prompted to approve or deny a request of the healthcare provider to access the electronic medical record of the patient. Access may be granted to the healthcare provider upon approval of the request by the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kalpita Deobhakta, Sean Nolan, Hubert Van Hoof
  • Publication number: 20140096536
    Abstract: A disclosed gas turbine engine includes a case for a case for a compressor section including a bleed air slot. The bleed air slot includes an inlet having a first area radially inward of an outlet having a second area with the second area being greater than the first area. The bleed air slot further includes a center portion disposed along a radial line extending from an axis of the engine and an elongated portion extending from the opening at an angle relative to a line normal to the radial line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brittany Travis, Crystal Monteiro, Sean Nolan, Rishon Saftler, John P. Virtue, JR., Stephen A. Sarcich
  • Publication number: 20140006051
    Abstract: The description relates to emergency medical profiles and techniques for creating and accessing emergency medical profiles. One implementation can receive an access request to obtain emergency medical information from a personal health account of a patient. The personal health account can contain dynamically updateable patient information that is organized into a set of categories. This implementation can also provide the emergency medical information responsive to the request. In this case, the emergency medical information can be provided in the form of summarized information from a sub-set of the categories of the patient information contained in the personal health account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Victor Vuong, Scott Hitch, Sean Nolan, Benjamin C. Hamlin, Ivin T. Baker, Matthew E. Wagner, Takashi Moriyama, Zachary W. Little, Paul K. Thackray
  • Publication number: 20130108433
    Abstract: An airfoil comprises pressure and suction surfaces extending axially from a leading edge to a trailing edge and radially from a root section to a tip section, defining a mean span therebetween. An inner endwall defines an inner endwall contour extending axially and circumferentially from the root section, and an outer endwall defines an outer endwall contour extending axially and circumferentially from the tip section. The inner and outer endwall contours are defined by varying radial deviations from circumferentially uniform nominal inner and outer radii, where one of the radial deviations varies axially and circumferentially by at least three percent of a mean span of the airfoil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Green, Sean Nolan
  • Publication number: 20130006867
    Abstract: The description relates to secure patient information handling. One example can receive encrypted patient data from a first entity. The example can receive a request to view the encrypted patient data from a second entity. The request can include a conditional access code and the example can validate the conditional access code. In an instance where the conditional access code is valid, the example can retrieve an encryption key for the encrypted patient data. The example can decrypt at least a portion of the encrypted patient data to produce decrypted patient data. The example can provide at least some of the decrypted patient data to the second entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Bryan Dove, Sean Nolan, John C. Gillotte, Khan M. Siddiqui, Steven J. White, Sayan D. Pathak, Siddhartha K. Singh
  • Publication number: 20120060035
    Abstract: The described implementations relate to secure and verifiable data handling. One implementation can receive a request to add information from a drop-off site to a user account. The request can include a location element and a security element. This implementation can also obtain encrypted units of the referenced data from the drop-off site based upon the location element. This implementation can associate the information with the user account and store the security element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gaurav D. Kalmady, Umesh Madan, Sean Nolan, Ali Emami
  • Publication number: 20120036366
    Abstract: The described implementations relate to secure and verifiable data handling. One implementation can receive a request to upload information, wherein the information includes a referencing element and at least one blob of referenced data. This implementation can also receive a chunk of an individual blob. The chunk can include multiple blocks. Individual blocks can be hashed. Upon receipt of an indication that all chunks have been uploaded, this implementation can create an overall hash of the information from the block hashes rather than from the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert A. May, Ali Emami, Gaurav D. Kalmady, Umesh Madan, Sean Nolan, Joyce C. Cunningham
  • Patent number: 8099365
    Abstract: A multi-merchant purchasing system is configured to identify downloadable products selected by a user for purchase. The identified downloadable products are offered by multiple merchants. The multi-merchant purchasing system enables the user to purchase all of the downloadable products in a single transaction. Specifically, the multi-merchant purchasing system determines payment information associated with the user and, with minimum user-interaction, sends the payment information to applications associated with the merchants for processing. The multi-merchant purchasing system may also be configured to receive purchase information from the merchant applications and maintains the purchase information for the user in a locker. The multi-merchant purchasing system may further be configured to automatically download and install the purchased product onto the user's computing device through a software assistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Vikram Bhambri, Susan Moore Warren, Matthew D. Hempey, Raj Biyani, Sean Nolan
  • Publication number: 20110246230
    Abstract: A connection component establishes an identity of a person for permitting access to information in a database. Responsive to establishing the identity of the person, the connection component may link an external account to the information in the database for providing a flow of information between the database and the external account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Lin Sie, VenkataChari SampathKumar, Pranavakumar Punniamoorthy, Matthew Bordenet, Sean Nolan, Muzammil Ahmed
  • Patent number: 8024273
    Abstract: A database system, which stores electronic medical records, may assign a child-application-identification-code to a healthcare provider via a clinical system intermediary acting on behalf of the healthcare provider. The database system may associate the child-application-identification-code assigned to the healthcare provider with a privacy statement and terms of use associated with the clinical system. The privacy statement and terms of use may be presented to the patient when the patient is prompted by the database system to approve or deny a request by the healthcare provider to access the electronic medical record of the patient stored at the database system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kalpita Deobhakta, Sean Nolan, Hubert Van Hoof, Michael Stokes
  • Publication number: 20110060660
    Abstract: A multi-merchant purchasing system is configured to identify downloadable products selected by a user for purchase. The identified downloadable products are offered by multiple merchants. The multi-merchant purchasing system enables the user to purchase multiple downloadable products in a single transaction. Specifically, the multi-merchant purchasing system determines payment information associated with the user and, with little to no user-interaction, sends the payment information to applications associated with the merchants for processing. The multi-merchant purchasing system may also be configured to receive purchase information from the merchant applications and maintains the purchase information for the user in a locker. The multi-merchant purchasing system may further be configured to automatically download and install the purchased product onto the user's computing device through a software assistant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Vikram Bhambri, Susan Moore Warren, Matthew D. Hempey, Raj Bivani, Sean Nolan
  • Publication number: 20090327297
    Abstract: A database system, which stores electronic medical records, may assign a child-application-identification-code to a healthcare provider via a clinical system intermediary acting on behalf of the healthcare provider. The database system may associate the child-application-identification-code assigned to the healthcare provider with a privacy statement and terms of use associated with the clinical system. The privacy statement and terms of use may be presented to the patient when the patient is prompted by the database system to approve or deny a request by the healthcare provider to access the electronic medical record of the patient stored at the database system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kalpita Deobhakta, Sean Nolan, Hubert Van Hoof, Michael Stokes
  • Publication number: 20090326982
    Abstract: A shared secret may be shared between a patient and the patient's healthcare provider. The healthcare provider may submit the shared secret to the database system via a provider interface to generate a validation code. The validation code may be later submitted to the database system by the patient via a patient interface to cause the database system to prompt the patient to submit the shared secret. Upon submission of the shared secret to the database system, the patient may be prompted to approve or deny a request of the healthcare provider to access the electronic medical record of the patient. Access may be granted to the healthcare provider upon approval of the request by the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kalpita Deobhakta, Sean Nolan, Hubert Van Hoof