Patents by Inventor Thomas Richmond

Thomas Richmond 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: 9395932
    Abstract: The automatic mapping of a set of physical drives to virtual drives is disclosed. Given a maximum set of n physical servers, S1-Sn, and a maximum set of m physical drives, D1-Dm, a mapping of a set of virtual drives, V1-Vn, to the physical drives D1-Dm, is created, assuming n and m are fixed and known, and one virtual drive is created per server. Physical drives of size Dsize are organized into a maximum of p “Stripe Sets” SS1-SSp, each Stripe Set containing an equal number of physical drives. Each virtual drive will have a size, Vsize=(m*Dsize)/n (rounded down to the nearest integer). Virtual drives are mapped sequentially to Stripe Sets, starting with V1 mapped to SS1. Successive virtual drives are mapped to Stripe Sets until all virtual drives have been mapped to a Stripe Set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Thomas Richmond Hotchkiss
  • Publication number: 20160034222
    Abstract: The automatic mapping of a set of physical drives to virtual drives is disclosed. Given a maximum set of n physical servers, S1-Sn, and a maximum set of m physical drives, D1-Dm, a mapping of a set of virtual drives, V1-Vn, to the physical drives D1-Dm, is created, assuming n and m are fixed and known, and one virtual drive is created per server. Physical drives of size Dsize are organized into a maximum of p “Stripe Sets” SS1-SSp, each Stripe Set containing an equal number of physical drives. Each virtual drive will have a size, Vsize=(m*Dsize)/n (rounded down to the nearest integer). Virtual drives are mapped sequentially to Stripe Sets, starting with V1 mapped to SS1. Successive virtual drives are mapped to Stripe Sets until all virtual drives have been mapped to a Stripe Set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventor: Thomas Richmond Hotchkiss
  • Publication number: 20090204550
    Abstract: A method and system for marketing goods/services based on the incomes of the suppliers of the goods/services and the purchasers of those goods/services. Those suppliers of the goods/services who have the least income will receive the most remuneration. Those suppliers of the goods/services who have the greater income will receive the least remuneration. Purchasers use the same method. This marketing plan generates significant income for those two billion people in the world who live on less than US$2.00/day. An exponential methodology creates the rate structure for all participants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventor: Thomas Richmond Halkett
  • Publication number: 20080140930
    Abstract: The automatic mapping of a set of physical drives to virtual drives is disclosed. Given a maximum set of n physical servers, S1-Sn, and a maximum set of m physical drives, D1-Dm, a mapping of a set of virtual drives, V1-Vn, to the physical drives D1-Dm, is created, assuming n and m are fixed and known, and one virtual drive is created per server. Physical drives of size Dsize are organized into a maximum of p “Stripe Sets” SS1-SSp, each Stripe Set containing an equal number of physical drives. Each virtual drive will have a size, Vsize=(m*Dsize)/n (rounded down to the nearest integer). Virtual drives are mapped sequentially to Stripe Sets, starting with V1 mapped to SS1. Successive virtual drives are mapped to Stripe Sets until all virtual drives have been mapped to a Stripe Set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Applicant: Emulex Design & Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas Richmond Hotchkiss
  • Publication number: 20080073262
    Abstract: A filter cartridge has a keyed end cap which is configured and shaped for unlocking an associated valve mechanism that comprises a latch device and a valve. In this manner, when the fuel filter cartridge is placed into a fuel filter housing having such a latch and valve mechanism, the fuel filter cartridge is operable therein to filter fluid and pass the fluid into a standpipe contained within the fuel filter housing. The fuel filter cartridge of this type generally includes pleated filter paper which is disposed between two opposed end caps. The keys may be provided along the bottom end cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Applicant: Baldwin Filters, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Richmond, Steven Todd, Kenneth Stirn, Farrell Calcaterra
  • Publication number: 20070227963
    Abstract: A fluid filter arrangement is provided. The fluid filter arrangement includes a filter cartridge having a ring of filter media sealingly bonded to first and second end caps. The first and second end caps having first and second openings, respectively, fluidly communicating with the interior of the ring of filter media. The second end cap includes a seal surrounding the second opening. The fluid filter arrangement further includes an adaptor having at least one housing mount on the external side and an annular flange having a valve seat on the internal side. The adaptor is sealingly mates with the second the end cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Applicant: Baldwin Filters, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter Fick, Thomas Richmond, James Marshall
  • Publication number: 20070227964
    Abstract: An improved fluid filter arrangement having an improved fluid bypass is provided. The fluid filter arrangement includes a ring of filter media extending between first and second ends sealingly bonded to first and second end caps, respectively. The filter media defines an interior. Each end cap includes an opening in fluid communication with the interior. A grommet comprising at least in part a sealing material that is different than the material for the second end cap is received by the opening in the second end cap. The grommet is sealed against the second end cap. Furthermore, the grommet includes an annular-flange which includes an annular valve seat and a fluid bypass opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Applicant: Baldwin Filters, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter Fick, Thomas Richmond, James Marshall
  • Patent number: 7143659
    Abstract: A pipe-inspection system (100) is provided. The system (100) is made up of a transmission cluster (104) incorporating a transmission unit (800) between first and second wheeled guidance units (400), and a reception cluster (104?) incorporating a reception unit (1400) between third and fourth wheeled guidance units (400). Each wheeled guidance unit (400) contains a plurality of wheels (416) radially disposed in each of a plurality of planes (420, 426, 432). Transmission unit (800) contains a transmission device (1004). Reception unit (1400) contains a reception device (1604). The system (100) is compatible with RFEC inspection techniques to inspect a pipeline (102), where transmission and reception devices (1004, 1604) are an RFEC transmitter and receiver, respectively. A lead line (106) is attached to the first guidance unit (400) to move the system (100) in a forward direction (108).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Pinnacle West Capital Corporation
    Inventors: John Hugo Stout, Kelly Thomas Richmond
  • Publication number: 20060054547
    Abstract: A filter cartridge has a keyed end cap which is configured and shaped for unlocking an associated valve mechanism that comprises a latch device and a valve. In this manner, when the fuel filter cartridge is placed into a fuel filter housing having such a latch and valve mechanism, the fuel filter cartridge is operable therein to filter fluid and pass the fluid into a standpipe contained within the fuel filter housing. The fuel filter cartridge of this type generally includes pleated filter paper which is disposed between two opposed end caps. The keys may be provided along the bottom end cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2004
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Applicant: Baldwin Filters, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Richmond, Steven Todd, Kenneth Stirn
  • Publication number: 20040112152
    Abstract: A pipe-inspection system (100) is provided. The system (100) is made up of a transmission cluster (104) incorporating a transmission unit (800) between first and second wheeled guidance units (400), and a reception cluster (104″) incorporating a reception unit (1400) between third and fourth wheeled guidance units (400). Each wheeled guidance unit (400) contains a plurality of wheels (416) radially disposed in each of a plurality of planes (420, 426, 432). Transmission unit (800) contains a transmission device (1004). Reception unit (1400) contains a reception device (1604). The system (100) is compatible with RFEC inspection techniques to inspect a pipeline (102), where transmission and reception devices (1004, 1604) are an RFEC transmitter and receiver, respectively. A lead line (106) is attached to the first guidance unit (400) to move the system (100) in a forward direction (108).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2002
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventors: John Hugo Stout, Kelly Thomas Richmond
  • Patent number: 6715170
    Abstract: A stretcher including a substantially rigid cavity defined by a base, opposing ends extending upwardly from the base, and opposing sidewalls disposed between the opposing ends and extending upwardly from the base. Each of the opposing sidewalls includes at least one low section so that a human limb can be extended out of the cavity to maneuver the stretcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Inventor: Thomas A. Richmond
  • Publication number: 20030213066
    Abstract: A stretcher including a substantially rigid cavity defined by a base, opposing ends extending upwardly from the base, and opposing sidewalls disposed between the opposing ends and extending upwardly from the base. Each of the opposing sidewalls includes at least one low section so that a human limb can be extended out of the cavity to maneuver the stretcher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2003
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Inventor: Thomas A. Richmond
  • Patent number: 4214247
    Abstract: A tunable fiberglass whip antenna comprises an elongated fiberglass core having a conductive wire coiled around the core and serving as the antenna. The uppermost extremity of the wire is tightly coiled around an axial bore within the fiberglass. A metal insert, fixed within the fiberglass bore is in threaded engagement with a set screw accessible from the top of the antenna. By adjusting the longitudinal position of the set screw relative to the tightly wound wire at the end of the antenna, the inductive coupling between the coil and screw is varied to thereby change the effective length of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1980
    Assignee: Avnet, Incorporated
    Inventor: Thomas A. Richmond