Patents by Inventor Stephen A. Dixon

Stephen A. Dixon 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: 11362923
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to techniques for infrastructure analysis of Internet-based activity. Techniques are disclosed to enable analysts to spend more time focusing on analyzing and identifying threats to in a network infrastructure, and little time on data collection and data processing. Specifically, techniques are described for identifying network data relevant to Internet activity and providing an interactive interface (e.g., a “heat map” interface) for viewing and interactive analysis of the network data. The network data may be identified for assessing Internet activity with respect to one or more attributes, such as an Internet domain name or an Internet protocol (IP) address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Brandon Dixon, Stephen Ginty
  • Publication number: 20190276651
    Abstract: Methods of making an environmentally acceptable shaped article. In an embodiment method comprises machining a sheet comprising crumb rubber within a polyolefin matrix into a plurality of particles to form a reground mixture; and processing the reground mixture at an elevated temperature into a mold to form said shaped article, wherein the shaped article has a substantially more evenly dispersed mixture of said crumb rubber within the matrix of said shaped article than within the matrix of said sheet or the particles of the reground mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Derek ERDMAN, Stephen DIXON
  • Patent number: 10132086
    Abstract: A wall surface covering system comprising: a wall surface covering for covering an underlying vertical support surface constituted by a wall, said wall surface covering comprising a rigid body; a first component of a hook-and-loop fastener fixable to the rigid body of the wall surface covering; and a second component of the hook-and-loop fastener that is fixable to the underlying vertical surface. The first and second components are cooperable such that, when the first component is fixed to the surface covering and the second component is fixed to the underlying vertical surface, the first and second components can be engaged to cause the wall surface covering to grip the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Norcross Group (Holdings) Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonathan Wood, Stephen Dixon
  • Publication number: 20170306632
    Abstract: A wall surface covering system comprising: a wall surface covering for covering an underlying vertical support surface constituted by a wall, said wall surface covering comprising a rigid body; a first component of a hook-and-loop fastener fixable to the rigid body of the wall surface covering; and a second component of the hook-and-loop fastener that is fixable to the underlying vertical surface. The first and second components are cooperable such that,when the first component is fixed to the surface covering and the second component is fixed to the underlying vertical surface, the first and second components can be engaged to cause the wall surface covering to grip the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Jonathan Wood, Stephen Dixon
  • Patent number: 9436796
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer-readable medium are described that enable efficient design processes for integrated circuits. In particular, tools are described which enable an integrated circuit designer to visualize an integrated circuit design without combinational logic and, from such visualization, identify locations in the design of common node logical connectivity. This information enables the designer to identify potential areas where the integrated circuit design can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Stephen Dixon
  • Publication number: 20160232274
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer-readable medium are described that enable efficient design processes for integrated circuits. In particular, tools are described which enable an integrated circuit designer to visualize an integrated circuit design without combinational logic and, from such visualization, identify locations in the design of common node logical connectivity. This information enables the designer to identify potential areas where the integrated circuit design can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventor: Stephen Dixon
  • Publication number: 20160232275
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer-readable medium are described that enable efficient design processes for integrated circuits. In particular, tools are described which enable an integrated circuit designer to visualize an integrated circuit design without combinational logic and, from such visualization, identify locations in the design of common node logical connectivity. This information enables the designer to identify potential areas where the integrated circuit design can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventor: Stephen Dixon
  • Patent number: 8339315
    Abstract: A positioning system (1) comprising one or more transmitters configured to transmit transmissions including positioning data, wherein the system is configured to synchronize the transmission with a reference time. The transmissions are formed using a repeating pseudorandom number (PRN) code comprising a plurality of chips. The system (1) is configured to determine a timing bias (44;54) between the first transmission and the reference time. The system (1) is configured to change the number of chips in one or more of said transmissions such that the timing bias of a subsequent pseudorandom number (PRN) code is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Astrium Limited
    Inventors: Russell Gavin Morrison, Alasdair Ward Helliwell, David Charles Lancashire, Charles Stephen Dixon
  • Patent number: 8258963
    Abstract: A bed includes a frame, a controller coupled to the frame, and a patient position detection system coupled to the frame and coupled to the controller. The patient position detection system has at least three modes of operation of varying sensitivities for determining whether a person supported on the frame has moved by a sufficient amount to activate an alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen A. Dixon, Douglas J. Menkedick, William L. Jacques, James W. Jones, James K. Findlay, Jack Wilker, Jr., Eugene E. Osborne, Carl W. Riley
  • Publication number: 20120178063
    Abstract: A simple, low cost device to communicate important information about a change in state relative to someone's health or wellness, ie recovery from surgery or illness. This invention focuses on the delivery of such information in audio (or video) format, tailored to the language needs of the patient or caregiver, in a simple, intuitive device that the user can access any time to hear the appropriate message. In it's simplest embodiment, the device is a disposable VoiceCard with multiple buttons, each providing an important message for a different stage of a patient's journey (ie just after surgery, early recovery, full recovery). The VoiceCard can also be combined with a greeting card, either as a physical device or digital product, to “gift” valuable medical information in conjunction with well wishes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Stephen Dixon Bristow, Karen Ruth Drexler, Robert Chapman Wishnowsky, Robert Dennis Berkowitz
  • Publication number: 20120086575
    Abstract: A bed includes a frame, a controller coupled to the frame, and a patient position detection system coupled to the frame and coupled to the controller. The patient position detection system has at least three modes of operation of varying sensitivities for determining whether a person supported on the frame has moved by a sufficient amount to activate an alarm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Stephen A. Dixon, Douglas J. Menkedick, William L. Jacques, James W. Jones, James K. Findlay, Jack Wilker, JR., Eugene E. Osborne, Carl W. Riley
  • Publication number: 20110234408
    Abstract: A bed includes a frame, a controller coupled to the frame, and a patient position detection system coupled to the frame and coupled to the controller. The patient position detection system has at least three modes of operation of varying sensitivities for determining whether a person supported on the frame has moved by a sufficient amount to activate an alarm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Stephen A. Dixon, Douglas J. Menkedick, William L. Jacques, James W. Jones, James K. Findlay, Jack Wilker, JR., Eugene E. Osborne, Carl W. Riley
  • Publication number: 20110181466
    Abstract: A receiver is configured to authenticate received satellite signals having a carrier wave carrying positioning data. The receiver includes a processor arrangement configured to analyze the carrier wave to determine an apparent acceleration between the satellite and receiver. The processor arrangement is also configured to compare the apparent acceleration between the satellite and receiver with a threshold value to determine if the satellite signal is authentic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: Astrium Limited
    Inventors: Luis Miguel Pina Amaral Serrano, Charles Stephen Dixon, Matthew John Perren
  • Patent number: 7986242
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a first connector subassembly associated with a removable component, and a second connector subassembly associated with a host component to which the removable component is removably connectable. One and only one of the first and second connector subassemblies is floatable relative to its associated component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Inventors: Stephen A. Dixon, Douglas J. Menkedick, William L. Jacques, James W. Jones, James K. Findlay, Jack Wilker, Jr., Eugene E. Osborne, Carl W. Riley
  • Patent number: D660460
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventors: Stephen Dixon, Derek Erdman
  • Patent number: D660464
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventors: Stephen Dixon, Derek Erdman
  • Patent number: D660465
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventors: Stephen Dixon, Derek Erdman
  • Patent number: D716969
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Multy Home, LP
    Inventors: Derek Erdman, Stephen Dixon
  • Patent number: D735899
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Multy Home LP
    Inventors: Derek Erdman, Stephen Dixon
  • Patent number: D750281
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Multy Home LP
    Inventors: Derek Erdman, Stephen Dixon