Patents by Inventor Stephen Norton

Stephen Norton 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: 11504813
    Abstract: A method comprises inspecting a ceramic matrix composite component assembled in a gas turbine engine to determine an extent of damage to the ceramic matrix composite component, determining a repair technique to repair the damage to the ceramic matrix composite component based on the extent of damage to the ceramic matrix composite component, and repairing the ceramic matrix composite component using the repair technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignees: Rolls-Royce High Temperature Composites Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Whittle, Stephen Harris, Keith Sadler, Matthew D. Thomason, Andrew Norton, James Kell
  • Patent number: 11491023
    Abstract: The invention is a modular interbody fusion device for fusing adjacent spinal vertebrae that is adapted to be implanted in a prepared interbody space including a first modular segment having a width including a first rail extending at least partially along one side of the width and beyond a periphery of a body portion of the first modular segment, a second modular segment having a width and slidably connected to the first rail on one side of the width and having a second rail extending at least partially along another side of the width and beyond a periphery of a body portion of the second modular segment, a third modular segment having a width and slidably connected to the second rail on one side of the width and wherein the device has an expanded position in which the second and third modular segments are extended along the first and second rails and positioned in a generally end to end configuration spaced apart by the rails prior to implantation and an implanted position in which the modular segments are
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Next Orthosurgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Felt, Britt Norton, Mark A. Rydell, Stephen H. Crosbie
  • Publication number: 20220280747
    Abstract: A processing system includes methods to promote sleep. The system may include a monitor such as a non-contact motion sensor from which sleep information may be determined. User sleep information, such as sleep stages, hypnograms, sleep scores, mind recharge scores and body scores, may be recorded, evaluated and/or displayed for a user. The system may further monitor ambient and/or environmental conditions corresponding to sleep sessions. Sleep advice may be generated based on the sleep information, user queries and/or environmental conditions from one or more sleep sessions. Communicated sleep advice may include content to promote good sleep habits and/or detect risky sleep conditions. In some versions of the system, any one or more of a bedside unit 3000 sensor module, a smart processing device, such as a smart phone or smart device 3002, and network servers may be implemented to perform the methodologies of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: ResMed Sensor Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Redmond SHOULDICE, Colin John LAWLOR, Matthew NORTON, David MULLIGAN, Stephen MCMAHON, Paul PHILLIPS, Damien O'ROURKE, Luke GAHAN, Marc LAVELLE, Conor HENEGHAN, Alberto ZAFFARONI, Gareth MCDARBY
  • Patent number: 8612754
    Abstract: A method provides data loss protection of sensitive data using digital fingerprinting. The method includes assigning a security level to each document of a plurality of documents associated with a data loss protection server, and storing the plurality of documents in a digital asset management server, wherein only a single copy of each document of plurality of documents is stored in the digital asset management server. The method also includes sending a query to the digital asset management server from the data loss protection server, and receiving a query response by the data loss protection server from the digital asset management server, the query response including at least one document file. The method further includes creating a digital fingerprint of the at least one document file by the data loss protection server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Stephen Norton
  • Publication number: 20120324220
    Abstract: A method provides data loss protection of sensitive data using digital fingerprinting. The method includes assigning a security level to each document of a plurality of documents associated with a data loss protection server, and storing the plurality of documents in a digital asset management server, wherein only a single copy of each document of plurality of documents is stored in the digital asset management server. The method also includes sending a query to the digital asset management server from the data loss protection server, and receiving a query response by the data loss protection server from the digital asset management server, the query response including at least one document file. The method further includes creating a digital fingerprint of the at least one document file by the data loss protection server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Stephen NORTON
  • Patent number: 7778268
    Abstract: Systems and methods for redundancy in a network device are disclosed. An exemplary network device comprises: a plurality of data forwarding elements (DFEs); and a redundant control plane. The redundant control plane comprises: an active control processor for configuring forwarding operation of each of the DFEs; an active layer-2 switch coupled to the active control processor and to each of the DFEs; a standby control processor; and a standby layer-2 switch coupled to the standby control processor and to each of the DFEs. The active control processor is programmed in a full-mesh so that the active control processor is in communication with each of the DFEs. The standby control processor is programmed in a full-mesh so that the standby control processor is in communication with each of the DFEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Acme Packet, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohiuddin M. Khan, Stephen Norton
  • Publication number: 20080311615
    Abstract: A method for the separation and simultaneous determination of urinary D- and L-lactic acid enantiomers by high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC/MS/MS). The chiral separation was done using a chirobiotic teicoplanin aglycone column varying mobile phase parameters such as the acetic acid/triethylamine content and the aqueous/organic ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: METAMETRIX, INC.
    Inventors: Dean Stephen Norton, James Alexander Bralley, III, Brian Shelton Crow, Michael Jason Bishop, Kasey David Kovalcik, Joseph Marshall George
  • Publication number: 20070104105
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining lost packets for real-time transport protocol (RTP) data flows is disclosed. Generally, a first endpoint is connected to a second endpoint, wherein the first endpoint comprises a transceiver, software stored within the first endpoint defining functions to be performed by the first endpoint, and a processor. The processor is configured by the software to perform the steps of determining a sequence number of a received RTP data packet within said RTP data flow, storing said determined sequence number, calculating whether said determined sequence number sequentially falls within a predetermined numerical order, and if said sequence number of said received RTP data packet does not sequentially fall within said numerical order, storing said sequence number as a missed RTP data packet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Inventors: Patrick MeLampy, Ephraim Dobbins, Stephen Norton, Robert Penfield
  • Publication number: 20070076594
    Abstract: Systems and methods for redundancy in a network device are disclosed. An exemplary network device comprises: a plurality of data forwarding elements (DFEs); and a redundant control plane. The redundant control plane comprises: an active control processor for configuring forwarding operation of each of the DFEs; an active layer-2 switch coupled to the active control processor and to each of the DFEs; a standby control processor; and a standby layer-2 switch coupled to the standby control processor and to each of the DFEs. The active control processor is programmed in a full-mesh so that the active control processor is in communication with each of the DFEs. The standby control processor is programmed in a full-mesh so that the standby control processor is in communication with each of the DFEs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Inventors: Mohiuddin Khan, Stephen Norton
  • Publication number: 20060187927
    Abstract: A system and method for providing rapid rerouting of real-time transport protocol (RTP) multi-media flows is disclosed. Generally, a first endpoint is connected to a second endpoint, wherein the first endpoint comprises a transceiver, software stored within the first endpoint defining functions to be performed by the first endpoint, and a processor configured by the software. The processor is configured to perform the steps of, performing flow processing on a data packet received at a first endpoint, from a second endpoint, removing a multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) tag from the data packet, translating a source address and destination address of the data packet, and determining a forwarding destination if more than one destination address of the data packet is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Inventors: Patrick MeLampy, Ephraim Dobbins, Stephen Norton, Robert Penfield
  • Publication number: 20060157186
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field of windows having multiple polymer layers disposed thereon, and more specifically, the present invention is in the field of methods for producing glass panels having multiple polymer layers disposed thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Publication date: July 20, 2006
    Inventors: Francois Koran, Aristotelis Karagiannis, Pol D'Haene, Stephen Norton
  • Publication number: 20060005243
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for detecting an intrusion to a communications network. One embodiment describes a peripheral card having a communications portion and a processor. The communications portion has only a capability for receiving data packets via the communications network. The communications portion lacks capability of transmitting the data packets via the communications network. The processor manages the communications portion, and the communications portion reduces intrusion of the communications network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2004
    Publication date: January 5, 2006
    Inventors: Stephen Norton, Chris Burchfield, Rick Frataccia, Gary Gibson, David Prince
  • Publication number: 20050268337
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for detecting an intrusion to a communications network. One embodiment describes a system for detecting intrusions. The system has a peripheral card coupled to a host computer system. The peripheral card has a communications portion and a processor managing the communications portion. The communications portion has only a capability for receiving data packets via a communications network. The communications portion lacks capability of transmitting the data packets via the communications network. The communications portion of the peripheral card reduces intrusion of the communications network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2004
    Publication date: December 1, 2005
    Inventors: Stephen Norton, Chris Burchfield, Rick Frataccia, Gary Gibson, David Prince
  • Patent number: 3974026
    Abstract: The belt press is constructed with a rotatable cylinder, a guide belt to confine the material between the belt and cylinder, and a press member for pressing the belt towards the cylinder to remove water from the confined material. The press member has a curved face slightly spaced from the belt as well as a pressure chamber which delivers a pressurized medium, such as water or air, against the belt over the face of the press member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1974
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1976
    Assignee: Escher Wyss G.m.b.H.
    Inventors: Stephen Derek Emson, Christopher Stephen Norton, James Royston Wilson