Patents by Inventor Stuart Blackburn

Stuart Blackburn 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: 10270669
    Abstract: A method includes determining, at a network tracking system, a first usage value for a user account during a time interval by applying a first correction factor to a first data value determined from a first cell count of cell counter data retrieved from a network device of a network. The method also includes determining, at the network tracking system, a second usage value for the user account during the time interval based on session information from a plurality of network devices of the network. The method further includes generating a cumulative usage value based on the first usage value and the second usage value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Raghvendra Savoor, Stuart Blackburn, Orestis Manthoulis
  • Patent number: 9935994
    Abstract: A method, computer readable medium and apparatus for calculating a capacity for high speed packet access data in a link in a communications network are disclosed. For example, the method initializes parameters associated with streaming data, long elastic data and short elastic data, determines, via a processor, a capacity value such that a quality of service metric is met for the streaming data, the long elastic data and the short elastic data and provisions the link with the capacity value if the quality of service metric is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sarat Puthenpura, Stuart Blackburn, Dipak Ghosal, Gopalakrishnan Meempat, Ravi Raina, Raghvendra Savoor, Vishwanath Ramamurthi, Huahui Wang
  • Publication number: 20160173558
    Abstract: A method, computer readable medium and apparatus for calculating a capacity for high speed packet access data in a link in a communications network are disclosed. For example, the method initializes parameters associated with streaming data, long elastic data and short elastic data, determines, via a processor, a capacity value such that a quality of service metric is met for the streaming data, the long elastic data and the short elastic data and provisions the link with the capacity value if the quality of service metric is met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Sarat Puthenpura, Stuart Blackburn, Dipak Ghosal, Gopalakrishnan Meempat, Ravi Raina, Raghvendra Savoor, Vishwanath Ramamurthi, Huahui Wang
  • Patent number: 9270725
    Abstract: A method, computer readable medium and apparatus for calculating a capacity for high speed packet access data in a link in a communications network are disclosed. For example, the method initializes parameters associated with streaming data, long elastic data and short elastic data, determines, via a processor, a capacity value such that a quality of service metric is met for the streaming data, the long elastic data and the short elastic data and provisions the link with the capacity value if the quality of service metric is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sarat Puthenpura, Stuart Blackburn, Dipak Ghosal, Gopalakrishnan Meempat, Ravi Raina, Raghvendra Savoor, Vishwanath Ramamurthi, Hauhui Wang
  • Publication number: 20150288576
    Abstract: A method includes determining, at a network tracking system, a first usage value for a user account during a time interval by applying a first correction factor to a first data value determined from a first cell count of cell counter data retrieved from a network device of a network. The method also includes determining, at the network tracking system, a second usage value for the user account during the time interval based on session information from a plurality of network devices of the network. The method further includes generating a cumulative usage value based on the first usage value and the second usage value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Raghvendra Savoor, Stuart Blackburn, Orestis Manthoulis
  • Patent number: 9094310
    Abstract: A method includes determining a first upload usage value and a first download usage value for a user account for a time interval from cell counter data retrieved from a first network device. The method includes determining a second download usage value for the user account for the time interval based on session information from a second network device. The method includes adding an upload usage value based on the first upload usage value and the second upload usage value to a cumulative upload usage value for the user account and adding a download usage value based on the first download usage value and the second download usage value to a cumulative download usage value for the user account. The method also includes sending the cumulative upload usage value and the cumulative download usage value to a billing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Raghvendra Savoor, Stuart Blackburn, Orestis Manthoulis
  • Publication number: 20140082203
    Abstract: A method, computer readable medium and apparatus for calculating a capacity for high speed packet access data in a link in a communications network are disclosed. For example, the method initializes parameters associated with streaming data, long elastic data and short elastic data, determines, via a processor, a capacity value such that a quality of service metric is met for the streaming data, the long elastic data and the short elastic data and provisions the link with the capacity value if the quality of service metric is met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: SARAT PUTHENPURA, Stuart Blackburn, Dipak Ghosal, Gopalakrishnan Meempat, Ravi Raina, Raghvendra Savoor, Vishwanath Ramamurthy, Hauhui Wang
  • Patent number: 8595374
    Abstract: A method, computer readable medium and apparatus for calculating a capacity for high speed packet access data in a link in a communications network are disclosed. For example, the method initializes parameters associated with streaming data, long elastic data and short elastic data, determines, via a processor, a capacity value such that a quality of service metric is met for the streaming data, the long elastic data and the short elastic data and provisions the link with the capacity value if the quality of service metric is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sarat Puthenpura, Stuart Blackburn, Dipak Ghosal, Gopalakrishnan Meempat, Ravi Raina, Raghvendra Savoor, Vishwanath Ramamurthi, Huahui Wang
  • Patent number: 8551319
    Abstract: A method is provide for preparing potassium metal which comprises embedding a polycrystalline alkali metal ??-Al2O3 molding in an oxidic powder containing potassium and aluminum of a molar K2O:Al2O3 ratio within the range of 1:(x?1) to 1:(x+1), the weight of oxidic powder amounting to at least two times the weight of the molding; heating the embedded molding at a rate of at least 100° C. per hour to at least 1100° C.; and further heating to at least 1300° C., this temperature being maintained for at least one hour prior to cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Kerstin Schierle-Arndt, Günther Huber, Stephen Nicholas Heavens, John Stuart Blackburn, Ivor Wynn Jones
  • Publication number: 20120239805
    Abstract: A method includes determining a first upload usage value and a first download usage value for a user account for a time interval from cell counter data retrieved from a first network device. The method includes determining a second download usage value for the user account for the time interval based on session information from a second network device. The method includes adding an upload usage value based on the first upload usage value and the second upload usage value to a cumulative upload usage value for the user account and adding a download usage value based on the first download usage value and the second download usage value to a cumulative download usage value for the user account. The method also includes sending the cumulative upload usage value and the cumulative download usage value to a billing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Raghvendra Savoor, Stuart Blackburn, Orestis Manthoulis
  • Patent number: 8214487
    Abstract: Systems and methods to measure network usage are provided. A particular method includes collecting first usage data from a first network device of a network at a network usage tracking system. The first network device determines the first usage data based on an inband measurement of data passing through the first network device. The method includes collecting second usage data from a second network device of the network at the network usage tracking system. The first network device and the second network device are different network devices. The method includes matching the first usage data and the second usage data to user accounts. The network usage data is determined based on the first usage data, the second usage data, and the user accounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Raghvendra Savoor, Stuart Blackburn, Orestis Manthoulis
  • Publication number: 20120151078
    Abstract: A method, computer readable medium and apparatus for calculating a capacity for high speed packet access data in a link in a communications network are disclosed. For example, the method initializes parameters associated with streaming data, long elastic data and short elastic data, determines, via a processor, a capacity value such that a quality of service metric is met for the streaming data, the long elastic data and the short elastic data and provisions the link with the capacity value if the quality of service metric is met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Sarat PUTHENPURA, Stuart BLACKBURN, Dipak GHOSAL, Gopalakrishnan MEEMPAT, Ravi RAINA, Raghvendra SAVOOR, Vishwanath RAMAMURTHI, Huahui WANG
  • Publication number: 20120145558
    Abstract: A method is provide for preparing potassium metal which comprises embedding a polycrystalline alkali metal ??-Al2O3 moulding in an oxidic powder containing potassium and aluminium of a molar K2O:Al2O3 ratio within the range of 1:(x?1) to 1:(x+1), the weight of oxidic powder amounting to at least two times the weight of the moulding; heating the embedded moulding at a rate of at least 100° C. per hour to at least 1100° C.; and further heating to at least 1300° C., this temperature being maintained for at least one hour prior to cooling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Kerstin Schierle-Arndt, Günther Huber, Stephen Nicholas Heavens, John Stuart Blackburn, Ivor Wynn Jones
  • Patent number: 8133378
    Abstract: A solid polycrystalline potassium ion conductor having a ??-Al2O3 structure, its production, and the preparation of potassium metal using this potassium ion conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Kerstin Schierle-Arndt, Günther Huber, Stephen Nicholas Heavens, John Stuart Blackburn, Ivor Wynn Jones
  • Publication number: 20120024332
    Abstract: A thermoelectric material in a shape for forming part of a thermoelectric module, the thermoelectric material is coated with a protective layer to prevent degradation by humidity, oxygen, chemicals or thermal stress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Madalina Andreea Stefan, Kerstin Schierle-Arndt, Guenther Huber, John Stuart Blackburn, Ivor Wynn Jones, Francis Stackpool, Stephen Heavens
  • Publication number: 20120017963
    Abstract: In a thermoelectric module comprising a series of p and n type semiconductors connected in series by conductive contacts, the conductive contacts are in contact with a substrate of moderate to high thermal conductivity that is electrically insulated from the conductive contacts by a resistive surface layer comprising a ceramic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Madalina Andreea Stefan, Kerstin Schierle-Arndt, Guenther Huber, Frank Haass, John Stuart Blackburn, Ivor Wynn Jones, Francis Stackpool, Stephen Heavens
  • Publication number: 20100318647
    Abstract: Systems and methods to measure network usage are provided. A particular method includes collecting first usage data from a first network device of a network at a network usage tracking system. The first network device determines the first usage data based on an inband measurement of data passing through the first network device. The method includes collecting second usage data from a second network device of the network at the network usage tracking system. The first network device and the second network device are different network devices. The method includes matching the first usage data and the second usage data to user accounts. The network usage data is determined based on the first usage data, the second usage data, and the user accounts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Raghvendra Savoor, Stuart Blackburn, Orestis Manthoulis
  • Patent number: 7736685
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for lowering the viscosity of a fat based mixture comprising solids and fat that have been previously refined to a powdery mass characterized in that the powdery mass is submitted to elongational flow effective as such to provide breaking up of the agglomerates and intimate interactions of the solids with the fat thereby resulting in the production of a pasty mass with coating of the solids with the fat. The method enables to replace conching in a traditional conche or at least reduce conching time or increase the subsequent loading and throughput of the fat based mass in traditional conches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Nicholas Tyers Parsons, Stuart Blackburn, Maxine Jolly, Stephen Thomas Beckett, Stefan Reuss, Kate Armstrong, Fernando Gomes
  • Publication number: 20080267215
    Abstract: In a particular illustrative embodiment, a method is disclosed that includes receiving data at a central server system from multiple customer premises equipment (CPE) devices. The CPE devices are located at subscriber premises remote from one another. The method further includes associating the received data from geographically-related CPE devices and comparing the associated data to determine a problem related to one or more of the geographically-related CPE devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: AT&T Knowledge Ventures, L.P.
    Inventors: Stuart Blackburn, John Van Slyke, Raghvendra Savoor, Stephen Sposato
  • Publication number: 20070208537
    Abstract: A method for determining performance of data communication lines in a DSL network is provided. The method includes determining a performance metric for at least one line from a first set of data that included measurements for each of a plurality of parameters related to the at least one line; establishing a benchmark utilizing a second set of measurements that includes at least one additional measurement for the plurality of parameters; and comparing the performance metric with the benchmark to determine the performance of the at least one line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Applicant: SBC Knowledge Ventures L.P.
    Inventors: Raghvendra Savoor, Xidong Wu, Stuart Blackburn, Kapil Shrikhande