Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm James R. Young
  • Patent number: 6157898
    Abstract: A device for measuring a movable object, such as a baseball, football, hockey puck, soccer ball, tennis ball, bowling ball, or a golf ball. Part of the device, called the object unit, is embedded, secured, or attached to the movable object of interest, and consists of an accelerometer network, electronic processor circuit, and a radio transmitter. The other part of the device, called the monitor unit, is held or worn by the user and serves as the user interface for the device. The monitor unit has a radio receiver, a processor, an input keypad, and an output display that shows the various measured motion characteristics of the movable object, such as the distance, time of flight, speed, trajectory height, spin rate, or curve of the movable object, and allows the user to input data to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: Silicon Pie, Inc.
    Inventor: David J. Marinelli
  • Patent number: 6151563
    Abstract: A device for measuring a movable object, such as a baseball, football, hockey puck, soccer ball, tennis ball, bowling ball, or a golf ball. Part of the device, called the object unit, is embedded, secured, or attached to the movable object of interest, and has a spin detection circuit, electronic processor circuit, magnetic field sensor circuit, and a radio transmitter. The other part of the device, called the monitor unit, is held or worn by the user and serves as the user interface for the device. The monitor unit has a radio receiver, a processor, an input keypad, and an output display that shows the various measured motion characteristics of the movable object, such as the time of flight, speed, trajectory height, spin rate, or curve of the movable object, and allows the user to input data to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: Silicon Pie, Inc.
    Inventor: David J. Marinelli
  • Patent number: 6148271
    Abstract: A device for measuring a movable object, such as a baseball, football, hockey puck, soccer ball, tennis ball, or a golf ball. Part of the device, called the object unit, is embedded, secured, or attached to the movable object of interest, and consists of an accelerometer network, electronic processor circuit, and a radio transmitter. The other part of the device, called the monitor unit, is held or worn by the user and serves as the user interface for the device. The monitor unit has a radio receiver, a processor, an input keypad, and an output display that shows the various measured motion characteristics of the movable object, such as the distance, time of flight, speed, trajectory height, spin rate, or curve of the movable object, and allows the user to input data to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: Silicon Pie, Inc.
    Inventor: Dave Marinelli
  • Patent number: 6084407
    Abstract: A computerized system scans an animal using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to produce digital pixel values representing internal tissue. The pixel values are coded as gray scale values representing of the density of tissue scanned. The computer system then classifies each pixel, based upon its gray scale value, as representing fat, muscle, cartilage or skeletal tissue. Once classified, the percentage of intramuscular fat is calculated and presented on the screen of the computer system. Once the pixel data is classified, a perimeter around the muscle being scanned is defined by separating the muscle tissue from the surrounding tissue, and, the area of the muscle is calculated and presented to the user of the system. Multiple scans are performed along one dimension of the animal to determine the volume of the muscle. The system also ranks the animal with animals of like kind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Pheno Imaging, Inc.
    Inventor: James S. Ellis
  • Patent number: 6073086
    Abstract: A device for measuring the time of flight, speed, and trajectory height of a projectile, such as a baseball, football, hockey puck, or model rocket, or the time and speed of swing of a movable object, such as a baseball bat or golf club. Part of the device, called the object unit, is embedded, secured, or attached to the projectile or movable object of interest, and consists of an acceleration sensor, threshold circuit, and a radio transmitter. The other part of the device, called the monitor unit, is held or worn by the user and serves as the user interface for the device. The monitor unit has a radio receiver, a processor, an input keypad, and a display that shows the various measured motion characteristics of the projectile or movable object, such as distance, time of flight, speed, and trajectory height, and allows the user to input data to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: Silicon Pie, Inc.
    Inventor: Dave Marinelli
  • Patent number: 6052759
    Abstract: A Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) system that is adaptable to host Input/Output traffic, wherein the RAID configuration is hidden from the host computer, and wherein the system uses various methods for striping and organizing data across the array when disks are added or removed. The system dynamically determines the RAID configuration used to store host data. To maximize response time and avoid a write penalty, small write operations are mapped into RAID 1 configurations, and medium and large write operations are mapped into RAID 3 configurations. The data are migrated into RAID 5 configurations as a background operation, to minimize the disk space lost. The system hides configuration changes necessary for the addition and/or removal of disks to/from the disk array by unstriping data, adding or deleting (removing) a disk and then restriping data over all the disks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Inventors: David C. Stallmo, Randy K. Hall
  • Patent number: 6034709
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photographic printer with bi-directional sweeping of a monochrome CRT to expose a photosensitive medium. Image data from a host system is received by the printer and stored in a data drive system. The data drive system converts the data into a series of rows of dot row data to produce the appropriate image desired. Linear deflection amplifiers sweep the CRT's electron beam across the face of the CRT to expose the medium utilizing the dot row data. The present invention sweeps and writes data bi-directionally, eliminating the retrace period associated with sweeping and writing in one direction, and without any hold periods once printing starts. The data in every other dot row is processed in reverse order so that the dot row data utilized in the reverse writing sweep will be exposed onto the medium in proper relationship to the rows written above and below it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2000
    Assignee: Sienna Imaging Inc.
    Inventors: Kerry L. Shaklee, Daniel C. O'Brien, Kurt A. Leniger, Gary L. Brackett, Richard W. Denny
  • Patent number: 6031557
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photographic printer with bi-directional sweeping of a color CRT to expose a photosensitive medium. Image data from a host system is received by the printer and stored in a data drive system. The data drive system converts the data into a series of rows of dot row data to produce the appropriate image desired. Linear deflection amplifiers sweep the CRT's electron beam across the color phosphor areas on the face of the CRT to expose the medium utilizing the dot row data. The present invention sweeps and writes data bi-directionally, eliminating the retrace period associated with sweeping and writing in one direction, and without any hold periods once printing starts. The data in every other dot row is processed in reverse order so that the dot row data utilized in the reverse writing sweep will be exposed onto the medium in proper relationship to the rows written before and after it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Assignee: Sienna Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Kerry L. Shaklee, Daniel C. O'Brien, Kurt A. Leniger, Gary L. Brackett, Richard W. Denny
  • Patent number: 6023557
    Abstract: A photographic printer that uses a plurality of small CRTs, or multiple image segments displayed on a single CRT, to print wide format images. Within the printer, the multiple CRTs are positioned adjacent one another and display through lenses so that image segments displayed by adjacent CRTs join one another. The image segments of the single CRT also display through lenses, or mirrors and lenses, that join the segments. The printer may decompose each line of the image into horizontal image segments, or the printer may receive each image segment from a host computer system, and the printer displays the image segments on the CRTs such that they are exposed joined with one another on the photographic media. The printer also contains a closed loop calibration system to adjust the length of each image segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2000
    Assignee: Sienna Imaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Kerry L. Shaklee
  • Patent number: 5953495
    Abstract: A printer for transferring image data from a computer to a print media. The printer displays the image data in line segments on the CRT, which then transfers the image line segments of the image onto the media, as the media moves across the cathode ray tube. The segments are used to illuminate phosphor rows on an inside surface of the cathode ray tube, and filters, chemically bonded to an outside surface of the cathode ray tube, adjust the spectral output of the phosphor rows to match the spectral requirements of the print media. The filters may be short pass, long pass, or band pass to achieve the required adjustments to the light so that the print media is properly exposed. Protrusions are formed on the edges of the filters to act as spacers between the filters and the print media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: Sienna Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary L. Brackett, Kerry L. Shaklee
  • Patent number: 5941314
    Abstract: A pressure ventilator of a type carried by firefighters and rescue workers to a burning building to provide either positive or negative pressure ventilation is characterized by a modular structure in which one module comprises a fan and electric motor unit mounted together in a frame on wheels with a handle and another module comprises a battery pack, motor controller, circuits, and connectable electric cables mounted together in a carrying case. The ventilator module has a carrying structure for mounting and holding the battery module, and the battery module has enough capacity to drive the fan in the ventilator module for at least twenty minutes without falling below a minimum voltage threshold. The motor controller in the battery module compares actual voltage to the threshold and disconnects the batteries from the motor in the ventilator unit when the actual voltage falls below the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: Super Vacuum Manufacturing Company Inc.
    Inventors: Roger E. Weinmeister, Don E. Weinmeister
  • Patent number: 5937924
    Abstract: A workbench having multiple sections, each variable in width, connected together to form a work surface. A movable tool platform is located on each section, so that the platform is movable over the surface of the workbench section. A tool is mounted to each of the tool platforms, such that the tool is moved forward for working on a workpiece and backward to allow the front of the workbench to be used as a work surface. Thus, the workpiece is placed at the front of the workbench, and each tool needed for work on the workpiece is then moved, in turn, to the front of the workbench where it is used to perform work on the workpiece. The workbench can have a separation between the sections, to allow shavings and other waste material to fall below the work surface of the workbench and out of the way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Inventor: William C. Cooper
  • Patent number: 5895386
    Abstract: A bipolar blood coagulator probe has a coaxial or other bipolar arrangement for use submerged in a sterile fluid during arthroscopy of joints, with an elongated outer electrode positioned in juxtaposition to an elongated inner electrode and with an elongated electrical inner insulation layer positioned between the outer electrode and the inner electrode. The outer electrode, inner electric, and inner insulation can be concentric to each other or in other configurations, including sandwiched or laminated together. The bipolar probe also has an elongated outer electrical insulation sleeve over the outer electrode and a proximal end outer housing terminating in a plug with two prongs that are electrically connected in the housing to outer electrode and inner electrode. The prongs of the plug are adapted to plug into a suitable receptacle for connection to an RF generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Assignee: Electroscope, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger C. Odell, Joe W. Tippett, Lawrence T. Kirwan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5875456
    Abstract: A Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) system that is adaptable to host Input/Output traffic, wherein the RAID configuration is hidden from the host computer, and wherein the system uses various methods for striping and organizing data across the array when disks are added or removed. The system dynamically determines the RAID configuration used to store host data. To maximize response time and avoid a write penalty, small write operations are mapped into RAID 1 configurations, and medium and large write operations are mapped into RAID 3 configurations. The data are migrated into RAID 5 configurations as a background operation, to minimize the disk space lost. The system hides configuration changes necessary for the addition and/or removal of disks to/from the disk array by unstriping data, adding or deleting (removing) a disk and then restriping data over all the disks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Assignee: nStor Corporation
    Inventors: David C. Stallmo, Randy K. Hall
  • Patent number: 5841952
    Abstract: A photographic printer that uses a plurality of small CRTs, or multiple image segments displayed on a single CRT, to print wide format images. Within the printer, the multiple CRTs are positioned adjacent one another and display through lenses so that image segments displayed by adjacent CRTs join one another. The image segments of the single CRT also display through lenses, or mirrors and lenses, that join the segments. The printer may decompose each line of the image into horizontal image segments, or the printer may receive each image segment from a host computer system, and the printer displays the image segments on the CRTs such that they are exposed joined with one another on the photographic media. The printer also contains a closed loop calibration system to adjust the length of each image segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Assignee: Sienna Imaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Kerry L. Shaklee
  • Patent number: 5836202
    Abstract: A shaker table (10) for testing and quality control of devices attached to the table is shown. The mounting table has pneumatic exciters attached (50) thereto. The exciters (50) are attached to the mounting table (20) with a mounting bolt (128) and spacers (132, 132') that comprise an insulating material to inhibit thermal transfer between the device and the exciters (50) and between the mounting table (20) and the exciters (50). The mounting table (20) provides uniform distribution of forces applied by the pneumatic exciters (50). The forces are evenly distributed in all directions from the impact of the exciters on the mounting table. The mounting table (20) is supported on a foundation (2) by adjustable supports (4). The exciters are supplied with pressurized air from a source (12) through an airline (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Qualmark Corporation
    Inventor: Gregg K. Hobbs
  • Patent number: 5828376
    Abstract: In a graphical user interface (GUI) for a personal computer system, an improved method and apparatus for accessing and executing commands associated with user applications. In addition to the standard menu categories of a menubar and control icons of a tool bar, the present invention provides a "hyperbutton", a "context sensitive pop-up menu" and a "menu control editor". A hyperbutton displays, in a persistent subview, a user selected default hyperitem from the hyperitems of the menubar. The default hyperitem is automatically executed when selected by the user with a mouse. The hyperbutton displays a title of the default hyperitem. The user can change the default hyperitem using a pop-up menu displayed in response to an interface command such as a right mouse button. A context sensitive pop-up menu is associated with a particular object such as a grid subview. The user configures the context sensitive pop-up menu to contain a custom set of the hyperitems associated with the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Assignee: J. D. Edwards World Source Company
    Inventors: Vito Solimene, Robert Provencal
  • Patent number: 5815250
    Abstract: In a laser radar (lidar) system, a Doublet Pulse is generated by injection-seeded aborted cavity dumping of a solid-state laser. The doublet pulse provides coherent Doppler lidar systems a substantial time bandwidth product (TB) with a very modest processing requirement. The waveform format comprises a pair of pulselets, each of duration .tau., separated by T seconds. The range resolution is governed by the pulselet duration .tau., while the velocity precision is governed by one over the pulselet separation, T. Ambiguities in the velocity measurement arise as a result of the periodic structure of the waveform and occur every .lambda./2T m/sec, where .lambda. is the operating wavelength. These ambiguities are removed by conventional de-aliasing algorithms as well as through the generation and processing of higher order pulse waveforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1998
    Assignee: Coherent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Alex Thomson, Stephen M. Hannon, Sammy W. Henderson
  • Patent number: 5781908
    Abstract: In a computer network comprised of multiple nodes spread across different geographic locations and connected through a communication system, a Distributed Data Synchronizer (DDS) synchronizes files across the network so that user applications running at the various nodes can share common databases of information. In a preferred embodiment, rather than store master files at a server node, each node stores a master copy locally in a disk drive. When a user application modifies one of the local files, the DDS communicates the update to the appropriate remote nodes under the control of a user defined script file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Assignee: J.D. Edwards World Source Company
    Inventors: Thomas R. Williams, Charles J. Cape, Richard T. Jackson
  • Patent number: 5754978
    Abstract: An improved speech recognition system with at least two speech recognition engines which may or may not be identical. Each of the speech recognition engines supply a recognized-text output signal each of which are provided to a text comparator. The comparator compares the recognized-text output signals and accepts or rejects the text based on the degree of agreement between the output signals from each of the engines. Completely different types of speech recognition engines can be employed. Alternatively, identical speech recognition engines could be employed with a slight perturbation added to one of the engines or the input signal of one of the engines. Alternatively, the very same speech recognition engine could be used at two different points in time, with one receiving some type of perturbation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Assignee: Speech Systems of Colorado, Inc.
    Inventors: Ivan Perez-Mendez, David J. Trawick, Mark T. Anikst