Patents by Inventor Stephen A. White

Stephen A. White 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: 10406037
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are several embodiments of a negative pressure appliance and methods of using the same in the treatment of wounds. Some embodiments are directed to improved fluidic connectors or suction adapters for connecting to a wound site, for example using softer, kink-free conformable suction adapters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Albert, Ed Armstrong, Ken Beaudoin, Iain Michael Blackburn, Phil Bussone, Brendan Crawford, Robert Emmerson, Mike Ewaschuk, Stephen Gianelis, Andrew Goddard, Joseph Gordon, Mark Guarraia, Tim Johnson, Darwin Keith-Lucas, Andrew Linton, Dan Nelsen, Michael Salame, Tim Stern, Mark White
  • Publication number: 20190272834
    Abstract: Systems and methods in accordance with various embodiments of the present disclosure provide improved techniques to process and identify segments of media content and associated intellectual property rights associated with the media content. Intellectual property rights associated with media content may include copyright, trademarks, licenses to composition, synchronization, performance, recordings, etc. In particular, various embodiments provide improved techniques to identify segments of media content using fingerprinting and/or other heuristic rules to identify the original source of the segments of media content, the rights holders, and/or rights associated with the segments of media content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Vadim Brenner, Stephen White, Ryan Wigley, Mijat Nenezic, Jay Juilin Hung
  • Publication number: 20190255991
    Abstract: An autonomous mobile robot includes a body, a drive supporting the body above a floor surface, a light-propagating plate positioned on the body and having a periphery defining a continuous loop, light sources each being positioned to direct light through a portion of the plate to a portion of the continuous loop, and a controller to selectively operate the light sources to provide a visual indicator of a status or service condition of the autonomous mobile robot. The drive is configured to maneuver the mobile robot about the floor surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Cory White, Benjamin H. Schriesheim, Oliver Lewis, Stephen A. Hickey, Stuart R. Jang, Michael J. Dooley
  • Publication number: 20190230131
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for orchestrating a security object, including, for example, defining and storing a plurality of policies in a database coupled to a policy engine and receiving, by the policy engine, the security object and at least one object attribute associated with the security object. In addition, the policy engine determines the acceptability of the security object based, at least in part, on the at least one object attribute and at least one of the plurality of policies corresponding to the at least one object attribute. The security object to at least one communication device associated with the policy engine is distributed when the security object is determined to be acceptable. The at least one communication device establishes communication based, at least in part, on the security object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Charles White, Joseph Brand, Stephen Edwards
  • Patent number: 10348485
    Abstract: Examples describe herein relate to chaining operations under a molecular encryption scheme, including, but not limited to, defining a composite operation, wherein the composite operation comprises two or more separate operations, receiving input for the composite operation, invoking the composite operation for the input, performing the composite operation based on the input, and determining output corresponding to the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: FORNETIX LLC
    Inventors: Gerald J. Stueve, Stephen Edwards, Lina M. Baquero, Charles White
  • Patent number: 10347106
    Abstract: A virtual barrier system for determining a position of a mobile device relative to a virtual barrier comprises: a plurality of transmitters configured to broadcast a unique identifier; a management platform for storing positional data for each transmitter; a mobile application for installation on a mobile device. The management platform is configured to communicate with the mobile application. The plurality of transmitters are arranged in pairs, one of each corresponding with a first or second zone. The pairs are positioned to define the virtual barrier between said first and second zones. The management platform is configured to: (a) map the barrier; (b) receive transmitted data from the mobile application when the mobile application detects the unique identifier, and (c) send an alert to the mobile application for display. The first zone and second zone comprise different statuses, and the status of the second zone is dependent upon a specific user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: LONE WORKER SOLUTIONS LTD
    Inventor: Stephen White
  • Publication number: 20190167061
    Abstract: The present invention teaches multilayer cleaning articles that include a substantially dry surface contact layer and a gripping layer. The contact layer may represent one exposed major face of the cleaning article (e.g., a cleaning pad), while the gripping layer may represent the opposite exposed major face of the cleaning article. The contact layer may include abrasive synthetic fibers, so as to be effective in scrubbing soils and spills from a surface. The contact layer includes a cleaning composition pre-loaded therein. The cleaning composition is such that the contact layer feels dry to the touch prior to use, before wetting with water. The cleaning composition may include about 1% to about 40% by weight water. The gripping layer includes at least 40% by weight of pulp fibers (e.g., natural cellulose pulp fiber), and exhibits a mean hand grip value that is at least 0.015 l/in2 (reciprocal inches squared).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Elisa Calimano, Daniela Fritter, Kristina Perlas, Jason White, Chosu Khin, Janiece Hope, Bernard Hill, Stephen Fisher, Kelly Dickson, William Ouellette
  • Publication number: 20190167342
    Abstract: An electrosurgical forceps instrument in which an energy conveying structure for efficiently transferring electromagnetic energy (e.g. microwave energy and/or radiofrequency energy) from a coaxial cable to electrodes on the forceps jaws is incorporated into a compact jaw opening structure. The jaw opening structure may be dimensioned to be suitable for insertion down the instrument channel of a endoscope or other scoping device. Alternatively, the device may be configured as a laparoscopic device or be used in open procedures. The instrument may be used as a tool to perform new minimally invasive surgical techniques such as Natural Orifice Transluminal Endosurgery (NOTES) or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher HANCOCK, George ULLRICH, David WEBB, Stephen MORRIS, Patrick BURN, Malcolm WHITE, Thomas CRAVEN
  • Patent number: 10310824
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamic development and/or management of computing applications including a development framework, a visual design subsystem, a deployment subsystem, and a distributed ledger, where at runtime the deployment subsystem is operable to dynamically deploy a computing application realized by a blueprint by sending a request at runtime for graphs and components instantiated by the blueprint, and the distributed ledger is operable to store a set of components and associating each component with a digital certificate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: IMAGINE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.
    Inventors: Brick Eksten, Craig White, Scott Palmer, Frank Belme, Stephen Li, Cristian Saceanu
  • Patent number: 10299853
    Abstract: An electrosurgical forceps includes a housing having a shaft extending distally therefrom. The shaft defines a longitudinal axis therethrough and a knife blade shaft is operably disposed within the shaft. An end effector is operably disposed at a distal end of the shaft. The end effector includes a pair of spaced-apart first and second jaw members that are movable from an open configuration to a clamping configuration. An electrode assembly includes first and second electrode housings and a knife blade. The first and second electrode housings are operably coupled to one another and are configured to selectively couple to respective first and second jaw members to electrosurgically treat tissue clamped between the first and second jaw members. The knife blade is configured to selectively couple to the knife blade shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: James S. Cunningham, Allan J. Evans, Peter M. Mueller, Nathan White, David A. Schechter, Stephen Evans
  • Publication number: 20190142847
    Abstract: Methods, compositions, and kits for adjunctive therapy using 25-hydroxyvitamin D are disclosed. The 25-hydroxyvitamin D may be administered with an agent that increases the risk of hypocalcemia, such as cinacalcet or a salt thereof, and/or an anticancer agent. The adjunctive therapy is effective to treat and prevent iatrogenic hypocalcemia and/or secondary hyperparathyroidism, as well as delay cancer progression and the time to a post-treatment skeletal related event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: P. Martin Petkovich, Joel Z. Melnick, Jay A. White, Samir P. Tabash, Charles W. Bishop, Susan Peers, Stephen A. Strugnell
  • Patent number: 10168057
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling moisture content of a gaseous flow. A pair of desiccant contact structures each provided with a process adapted to pass through a process gaseous stream to altering the moisture content of the gaseous stream. Each desiccant contact structure also has a regeneration side adapted to pass through a regeneration gaseous stream for altering the moisture content of a desiccant in the contact structure. The process side of a first desiccant contact structure is fluidly connected to the regeneration side of a second desiccant contact structure via a first closed recirculation loop. In an alternative embodiment a second closed recirculation loop may also be provided on the regeneration side of the first desiccant contact structure. Gaseous flow is then provided to the process side of the second desiccant contact structure to thereby control its moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Mark Goldsworthy, Stephen White, Ganapathisubbu Sethuvenkatraman
  • Patent number: 10058816
    Abstract: A solid desiccant cooling system and method of operating a solid desiccant cooling cycle is provided comprising a desiccant support structure for cyclic movement of solid desiccant between a first location where a solid desiccant contacts a source of air to be dehumidified and a second location with a solid desiccant is regenerated. A heat exchange arrangement is provided preferably at the first location. The heat exchange arrangement provides a heat exchange or thermal engagement of a heat exchange fluid e.g. water, with the desiccant containing tubes. The proposed method and apparatus cools the desiccant while dehumidification of air is conducted. Preferably, the heat exchange fluid is provided to the desiccant support structure at a position at or adjacent its longitudinal axis, to flow radially therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Mark Goldsworthy, Stephen White
  • Publication number: 20180200455
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improvement to the treatment of needles for safe disposal. The device comprises a support member having at least one recess. Each said at least one recess is configured to receive a needle contained in a corresponding plastic needle cap. The device further comprises a heating element configured to heat the support member, such that the plastic material of the needle cap softens and flows to encapsulate the corresponding needle. Each said at least one recess has dimensions such that, after heating, the needle is fully encapsulated by the plastic material of the corresponding needle cap. A corresponding method is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Farhana Hassan Mohammad Kazem AHMADI, Steven WAGSTAFF, Neil Stephen WHITE, Stephen Robin SMITH, Jonathan Edward MASON, Maximilian Vincent WOZNIAK, Martin Georg STROHMEIER
  • Patent number: 9991759
    Abstract: An airflow system may comprise a fan radially mounted on a motor with a first plurality of fins surrounding the motor disposed to provide airflow in a first direction, and a second plurality of fins surrounding the motor disposed to provide airflow in a second direction. A housing may surround the plurality of fins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Stephen White, Evgeni Ganev, Leroy Allen Fizer, Norman Clampitt, Pius Bahn
  • Publication number: 20180137730
    Abstract: A virtual barrier system for determining a position of a mobile device relative to a virtual barrier comprises: a plurality of transmitters configured to broadcast a unique identifier; a management platform for storing positional data for each transmitter; a mobile application for installation on a mobile device. The management platform is configured to communicate with the mobile application. The plurality of transmitters are arranged in pairs, one of each corresponding with a first or second zone. The pairs are positioned to define the virtual barrier between said first and second zones. The management platform is configured to: (a) map the barrier; (b) receive transmitted data from the mobile application when the mobile application detects the unique identifier, and (c) send an alert to the mobile application for display. The first zone and second zone comprise different statuses, and the status of the second zone is dependent upon a specific user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: LONE WORKER SOLUTIONS LTD.
    Inventor: Stephen White
  • Publication number: 20180124562
    Abstract: A virtual perimeter system for determining a position of a mobile device relative to a virtual perimeter, comprises: a plurality of transmitters configured to broadcast a unique identifier; a management platform for storing positional data for each transmitter; and a mobile application for installation on a mobile device. The management platform is configured to communicate with the mobile application. The transmitters are positioned to define the virtual perimeter around a target entity. The management platform is configured to: (a) map the perimeter dependent upon the positional data; (b) receive transmitted data from the mobile application when it detects the unique identifier the transmitters and determine a proximate location of the mobile device; and (c) send an alert to the mobile application for display on said mobile device. The perimeter comprises a perimeter profile stored on the management platform comprising target entity information having a mobility status of the entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: LONE WORKER SOLUTIONS LTD.
    Inventor: Stephen White
  • Publication number: 20180000234
    Abstract: An attachment clip assembly to provide a solution for easy removal and reattachment of accessories to a hosting member. The hosting member could include a belt, work bench wall, tool box, bucket organizer, construction trailer wall, pouch, device holder, backpack or any other embodiment that would benefit from the attachment of accessories. The attachment assembly is of easy construction and is comprised of two parts; a male receiver plate and a female attachment device that are designed to congruently connect. Any accessory that has an attachment device installed, is able to dock with a host member that has a receiver plate installed. Upon connection, a tang with a security barb is part of the attachment device, to prevent accidental detachment from the receiver plate member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventor: R. Stephen White
  • Publication number: 20170330577
    Abstract: An encoder includes a low-pass filter to filter input audio signals. The low-pass filter has fixed filter coefficients. The encoder generates quantized signals based on a difference signal. The encoder includes an adaptive quantizer and a decoder to generate feedback signals. The decoder has an inverse quantizer and a predictor. The predictor has fixed control parameters which are based on a frequency response of the low-pass filter. The predictor may include a finite impulse response filter having fixed filter coefficients. The decoder may include an adaptive noise shaping filter coupled between the low-pass filter and the encoder. The adaptive noise shaping filter flattens signals within a frequency spectrum corresponding to a frequency spectrum of the low-pass filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: James D. Johnston, Stephen White
  • Publication number: 20170330575
    Abstract: An adaptive noise shaping filter flattens signal components below a threshold frequency range in a filtered signal to be encoded. An encoder generates quantized signals based on a difference signal and includes an adaptive quantizer and a decoder. The decoder generates feedback signals and has an inverse quantizer and a predictor. The predictor has determined control parameters based on the threshold frequency range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: James D. Johnston, Stephen White