Patents by Inventor Christopher J. Hall

Christopher J. Hall 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: 11003455
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a processor includes an instruction decoder to decode a first instruction to gather data elements from memory, the first instruction having a first operand specifying a first storage location and a second operand specifying a first memory address storing a plurality of data elements. The processor further includes an execution unit coupled to the instruction decoder, in response to the first instruction, to read contiguous a first and a second of the data elements from a memory location based on the first memory address indicated by the second operand, and to store the first data element in a first entry of the first storage location and a second data element in a second entry of a second storage location corresponding to the first entry of the first storage location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew T. Forsyth, Brian J. Hickmann, Jonathan C. Hall, Christopher J. Hughes
  • Publication number: 20210108888
    Abstract: A device that causes a weapon to fire upon a target when the weapon is enabled by an operator, and when the weapon point of impact passes through a target or in a proximity thereto and when the target satisfies certain criteria as determined by one or more sensors/designations. This invention represents a significant paradigm shift. Some prior art (large scale) weapons automatically acquire/track/prioritize/target/fire upon targets without operator intervention (i.e. Phalanx). Most prior art weapons, especially but not limited to small arms, are manually aimed, and fire immediately upon an input (trigger pull, or equivalent) from the operator. The current invention is a novel approach which triggers the release of a round, multi-round burst, rocket, missile, or other projectile(s) when enabled by the operator, and when the target passes through the point of impact (or desired/computed proximity thereto), relieving the operator of the split second judgment in timing the release and/or cessation of such fire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventor: Christopher J. Hall
  • Patent number: 10782097
    Abstract: A device that causes a weapon to fire upon a target when the weapon is enabled by an operator, and when the weapon point of impact passes through a target or in a proximity thereto and when the target satisfies certain criteria as determined by one or more sensors/designations. The invention triggers the release of a round, multi-round burst, rocket, missile, or other projectile(s) when enabled by the operator, and when the target passes through the point of impact (or desired/computed proximity thereto), relieving the operator of the split second judgment in timing the release and/or cessation of such fire. The results include reduction in off-target rounds fired, increased hit rate, conservation of ammunition, more effective targeting for non-motion-stabilized weapons, and the introduction of a backup mode for nominally motion-stabilized weapons which may allow effective operations when primary stabilization systems fail or are overwhelmed by dynamics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Christopher J. Hall
  • Patent number: 9932013
    Abstract: A first device for use to gain access to a vehicle or to a controlled access item or area, wherein access is controlled by a second device. The first device for carrying on a person of a user and paired with the second device. The first device comprises components having a primary function not related to gaining access; a limited range transmitter for transmitting a signal to the second device, the second device receiving the signal and determining whether the signal was transmitted from the first device; responsive to determining that the signal was transmitted from the first device, the second device for issuing a control signal permitting the user to gain access to the vehicle or to the controlled access item or area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Christopher J. Hall
  • Patent number: 9828799
    Abstract: A shutter for protecting an opening. The shutter comprising a plurality of horizontal curtain slats for covering the opening, wherein horizontal refers to a direction when viewing slats from a front surface, and wherein the curtain slats hang freely from a upper region of the opening; an upper transition slat movably affixed to a lower end of a first curtain slat; a lower transition slat movably affixed to an upper end of a second curtain slat; and a horizontal reinforcing member comprising at least an upper and a lower reinforcing slat, wherein the upper reinforcing slat is rotatably affixed to a lower end of the first transition slat and the lower reinforcing slat is rotatably affixed to an upper end of the second transition slat, and wherein the upper and lower reinforcing slats are rotatably joined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Christopher J Hall
  • Publication number: 20160260363
    Abstract: An illuminating address plaque assembly or kit includes a plurality of character elements selected to be arranged and generally fixed in a desired address. An electroluminescent wire or component is disposed over the character elements in a shape or pattern that corresponds with the alphanumeric display of the respective character portion to illuminate the desired address. The plurality of character elements may have a frame portion supporting a character portion that displays the alphanumeric character, whereby the frame portions may interconnect to form a plaque unit with the character portions arranged in the desired address. The electroluminescent wire may be configured to operate in a select illumination mode, such as by selecting a desired illumination mode with a wireless device from a remote location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventor: Christopher J. Hall
  • Publication number: 20160032643
    Abstract: A shutter for protecting an opening. The shutter comprising a plurality of horizontal curtain slats for covering the opening, wherein horizontal refers to a direction when viewing slats from a front surface, and wherein the curtain slats hang freely from a upper region of the opening; an upper transition slat movably affixed to a lower end of a first curtain slat; a lower transition slat movably affixed to an upper end of a second curtain slat; and a horizontal reinforcing member comprising at least an upper and a lower reinforcing slat, wherein the upper reinforcing slat is rotatably affixed to a lower end of the first transition slat and the lower reinforcing slat is rotatably affixed to an upper end of the second transition slat, and wherein the upper and lower reinforcing slats are rotatably joined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventor: Christopher J. Hall
  • Patent number: 9157270
    Abstract: A shutter for protecting an opening. The shutter comprising a plurality of horizontal curtain slats for covering the opening, wherein horizontal refers to a direction when viewing slats from a front surface, and wherein the curtain slats hang freely from a upper region of the opening; an upper transition slat movably affixed to a lower end of a first curtain slat; a lower transition slat movably affixed to an upper end of a second curtain slat; and a horizontal reinforcing member comprising at least an upper and a lower reinforcing slat, wherein the upper reinforcing slat is rotatably affixed to a lower end of the first transition slat and the lower reinforcing slat is rotatably affixed to an upper end of the second transition slat, and wherein the upper and lower reinforcing slats are rotatably joined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventor: Christopher J Hall
  • Publication number: 20150101229
    Abstract: A device that causes a weapon to fire upon a target when the weapon is enabled by an operator, and when the weapon point of impact passes through a target or in a proximity thereto and when the target satisfies certain criteria as determined by one or more sensors/designations. The invention triggers the release of a round, multi-round burst, rocket, missile, or other projectile(s) when enabled by the operator, and when the target passes through the point of impact (or desired/computed proximity thereto), relieving the operator of the split second judgment in timing the release and/or cessation of such fire. The results include reduction in off-target rounds fired, increased hit rate, conservation of ammunition, more effective targeting for non-motion-stabilized weapons , and the introduction of a backup mode for nominally motion-stabilized weapons which may allow effective operations when primary stabilization systems fail or are overwhelmed by dynamics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Christopher J. Hall
  • Publication number: 20140000817
    Abstract: A shutter for protecting an opening. The shutter comprising a plurality of horizontal curtain slats for covering the opening, wherein horizontal refers to a direction when viewing slats from a front surface, and wherein the curtain slats hang freely from a upper region of the opening; an upper transition slat movably affixed to a lower end of a first curtain slat; a lower transition slat movably affixed to an upper end of a second curtain slat; and a horizontal reinforcing member comprising at least an upper and a lower reinforcing slat, wherein the upper reinforcing slat is rotatably affixed to a lower end of the first transition slat and the lower reinforcing slat is rotatably affixed to an upper end of the second transition slat, and wherein the upper and lower reinforcing slats are rotatably joined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher J. Hall
  • Publication number: 20120100806
    Abstract: A first device for use to gain access to a vehicle or to a controlled access item or area, wherein access is controlled by a second device. The first device for carrying on a person of a user and paired with the second device. The first device comprises components having a primary function not related to gaining access; a limited range transmitter for transmitting a signal to the second device, the second device receiving the signal and determining whether the signal was transmitted from the first device; responsive to determining that the signal was transmitted from the first device, the second device for issuing a control signal permitting the user to gain access to the vehicle or to the controlled access item or area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventor: Christopher J. Hall
  • Publication number: 20120034223
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and uses of improving the therapeutic efficacy and utility of antibody fragments by employing anti-epitope-tagging technologies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hall, Michael D. Mclean, Xuemei Xie, Nina Weisser, Kurt C. Almquist
  • Patent number: 8082473
    Abstract: As a result of detecting an error, command routing logic for device driver logic is reconfigured so that command processing logic of the device driver is not invoked and to return from commands in a manner indicative of successful completion of command processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Presagis
    Inventor: Christopher J Hall
  • Patent number: 8006196
    Abstract: Graphics information resulting from operation of applications is directed to a set of visible windows. A set of graphics contexts is provided having fixed associations with the applications. A set of variable associations is provided between the graphics contexts and the windows, so that varying the windows to which graphics information resulting from operation of the applications is directed is accomplished by varying the associations between the graphics contexts and the windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Presagis
    Inventor: Christopher J. Hall
  • Patent number: 7969432
    Abstract: At least one of graphics operation description information or graphics object description information (106) is included within application logic (102). At least one of the graphics operation description information or graphics object description information (106) is included in the program address space of a graphics driver (108).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Presagis
    Inventor: Christopher J. Hall
  • Publication number: 20100236727
    Abstract: A shutter for protecting an opening. The shutter comprising a plurality of horizontal curtain slats for covering the opening, wherein horizontal refers to a direction when viewing slats from a front surface, and wherein the curtain slats hang freely from a upper region of the opening; an upper transition slat movably affixed to a lower end of a first curtain slat; a lower transition slat movably affixed to an upper end of a second curtain slat; and a horizontal reinforcing member comprising at least an upper and a lower reinforcing slat, wherein the upper reinforcing slat is rotatably affixed to a lower end of the first transition slat and the lower reinforcing slat is rotatably affixed to an upper end of the second transition slat, and wherein the upper and lower reinforcing slats are rotatably joined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventor: Christopher J. Hall
  • Publication number: 20090132850
    Abstract: As a result of detecting an error, command routing logic for device driver logic is reconfigured so that command processing logic of the device driver is not invoked and to return from commands in a manner indicative of successful completion of command processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: SEAWEED SYSTEMS
    Inventor: Christopher J. Hall
  • Patent number: 7522884
    Abstract: A data check tool useful for processing drive test data for assessing performance of a communications system. After (or during) test data collection, the data check tool processes the test data to determine whether the collected test data meets the requirements of a previously identified list of desired test data. The tool also determines whether the test data was collected using the correct test equipment and whether the test equipment was properly configured during the data collection process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Inventors: Clay S. Turner, Christopher J. Hall
  • Publication number: 20080272307
    Abstract: Devices and methods for detecting radiation are described. A detector for detecting radiation comprises a housing containing an ionisable gas, an array of anode wires extending substantially in a first plane, and arranged to be held at a first potential for attracting electrons, and at least one cathode wire spaced in a predetermined relationship from the anode wires, arranged to be held at a second, lower potential. The detector further comprises at least one additional electrode positioned adjacent a periphery of the array of anode wires, and arranged to be held at a third potential, greater than the second potential. A window for a radiation detector is described and comprising a housing containing an ionisable gas is also described. The window comprises a layer formed of an electrically conductive material forming an electrode, a layer formed of a plastic, arranged to support the layer formed of electrically conductive material, and a layer of gas impermeable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventors: William I. Helsby, Nicholas J. Glague, Robert A. Lewis, Christopher J. Hall, Brian T. Parker
  • Patent number: 7434110
    Abstract: As a result of detecting a device error, calls to device driver logic are redirected to substantially reduce processing time of the driver logic and to return to the caller without providing an indication of the error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Sezweed Systems
    Inventor: Christopher J. Hall