Patents by Inventor Ben A. Sidell

Ben A. Sidell 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).

  • Publication number: 20190385580
    Abstract: A sound generating analog synthesizer that is comprised of potentiometers, a switch or switches and a set of patch jacks has a control system that can be operated in three modes, a manual mode, an automatic mode, and a guided mode; wherein manual mode allows potentiometer and switch positions as well as patch cable connections to be set by hand; wherein automatic mode, automatically sets patch connections as on or off, as well as set potentiometer positions and switch states with electromechanical or electrical devices; and wherein the guided mode provides at least one visual information on how to change the potentiometer positions, switch states, and patch jack connections such that a previously obtained sound can be reproduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Corey M. McKenna, Ben A. Sidell, James W. Erario, Brian R. Duke, Willem P. Ytsma, Nate Fowler, Steven G. Shaw, Kyle E. Polinski Frost, Kimberly R. Dupuis, Nathanial E. Shipp, Daniel Sabatino, Michael Tritter, Al Sgro
  • Patent number: 10418013
    Abstract: A sound generating analog synthesizer that is comprised of potentiometers, a switch or switches and a set of patch jacks has a control system that can be operated in three modes, a manual mode, an automatic mode, and a guided mode; wherein manual mode allows potentiometer and switch positions as well as patch cable connections to be set by hand; wherein automatic mode, automatically sets patch connections as on or off, as well as set potentiometer positions and switch states with electromechanical or electrical devices; and wherein the guided mode provides at least one visual information on how to change the potentiometer positions, switch states and patch jack connections such that a previously obtained sound can be reproduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Lafayette College
    Inventors: Corey M. McKenna, Ben A. Sidell, James W. Erario, Brian R. Duke, Willem P. Ytsma, Nate Fowler, Steven G. Shaw, Kyle E. Polinski Frost, Kimberly R. Dupuis, Nathanial E. Shipp, Daniel Sabatino, Michael Tritter, Al Sgro
  • Patent number: 9424707
    Abstract: An actuated castellation plate can be arranged across a length of a currency passageway of a currency acceptor assembly and configured in an open state. Pressure from an attempted string fraud, such as pulling in reverse a bill across the castellation plate, can actuate the castellation plate to a closed state, obstructing the currency passageway so that the bait bill cannot be retrieved. Embodiments can include a currency acceptor including a currency passageway, mounting assembly, currency storage assembly having an entrance, the currency passageway being arranged to guide a currency denomination to the entrance of the currency storage assembly, and an actuated castellation plate including an array of teeth coupled to a baseplate including a receptacle and two opposing mounting ends, the castellation plate being configured at the entrance of the cashbox assembly to transfer between an open and closed state. Related apparatus, systems, techniques, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Crane Payment Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Daniels, Chris Marks, Robert Brown, Ben Sidell
  • Publication number: 20150379801
    Abstract: An actuated castellation plate can be arranged across a length of a currency passageway of a currency acceptor assembly and configured in an open state. Pressure from an attempted string fraud, such as pulling in reverse a bill across the castellation plate, can actuate the castellation plate to a closed state, obstructing the currency passageway so that the bait bill cannot be retrieved. Embodiments can include a currency acceptor including a currency passageway, mounting assembly, currency storage assembly having an entrance, the currency passageway being arranged to guide a currency denomination to the entrance of the currency storage assembly, and an actuated castellation plate including an array of teeth coupled to a baseplate including a receptacle and two opposing mounting ends, the castellation plate being configured at the entrance of the cashbox assembly to transfer between an open and closed state. Related apparatus, systems, techniques, and articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Daniels, Chris Marks, Robert Brown, Ben Sidell