Patents by Inventor Stephen David Apps

Stephen David Apps 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: 11132375
    Abstract: A method for providing access to a database for product life cycle support (PLCS database), the method comprising receiving from a client apparatus an input data item including heading data identifying the input data item; correlating said heading data with a data field used in the PLCS database amongst all data fields used in the PLCS database thereby identifying a correlated entry in the PLCS database to be associated with the input data item; searching the PLCS database using said correlated entry; retrieving one or more data elements from the PLCS database according to said search; outputting to the client apparatus a return data item which includes said heading data identifying the return data item and which includes said retrieved data elements(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: Stephen David Apps, Roger Leonard Hobley
  • Patent number: 11119991
    Abstract: A data storage and retrieval system for a computer memory for maintaining a database for product life cycle support (PLCS database). A computer system receives data exchange packets comprising data fields and populated with data according to different respective database schema and selects optimal data from amongst the packets. A master data exchange packet is formed comprising common field headers and the optimal data in data fields of the master data exchange packet. The system maps the common field headers to corresponding field headers of the PLCS database schema, and loads the optimal data of the master data exchange packet into the PLCS database according to the mapped PLCS field headers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS PLC
    Inventors: Stephen David Apps, Roger Leonard Hobley
  • Publication number: 20200125554
    Abstract: A method for communicating with a database for product life cycle support (PLCS database), the method comprising receiving from a first client apparatus a first communication containing an input data item for entry in the PLCS database and a first identifier identifying the input data item; correlating the first identifier with a data field used in the PLCS database amongst all data fields used in the PLCS database thereby identifying a correlated data field of the PLCS database to be associated with the input data item; searching the PLCS database to access an entry therein associated with the correlated data field; updating the entry of the PLCS database according to the input data item; re-correlating said correlated data field of the PLCS database with a second identifier associated with a second client apparatus; outputting to the second client apparatus a second communication containing an output data item according to the updated PLCS database entry which includes said second identifier identifying the
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: BAE SYSTEMS plc
    Inventors: Stephen David Apps, Roger Leonard Hobley
  • Publication number: 20200125577
    Abstract: A method for providing access to a database for product life cycle support (PLCS database), the method comprising receiving from a client apparatus an input data item including heading data identifying the input data item; correlating said heading data with a data field used in the PLCS database amongst all data fields used in the PLCS database thereby identifying a correlated entry in the PLCS database to be associated with the input data item; searching the PLCS database using said correlated entry; retrieving one or more data elements from the PLCS database according to said search; outputting to the client apparatus a return data item which includes said heading data identifying the return data item and which includes said retrieved data elements(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: BAE SYSTEMS plc
    Inventors: Stephen David Apps, Roger Leonard Hobley
  • Publication number: 20200125541
    Abstract: A data storage and retrieval system for a computer memory for maintaining a database for product life cycle support (PLCS database). A computer system receives data exchange packets comprising data fields and populated with data according to different respective database schema and selects optimal data from amongst the packets. A master data exchange packet is formed comprising common field headers and the optimal data in data fields of the master data exchange packet. The system maps the common field headers to corresponding field headers of the PLCS database schema, and loads the optimal data of the master data exchange packet into the PLCS database according to the mapped PLCS field headers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: BAE SYSTEMS plc
    Inventors: Stephen David Apps, Roger Leonard Hobley