Patents by Inventor Christopher M. Mullins

Christopher M. Mullins 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: 7209185
    Abstract: A video signal connection apparatus comprises an array of individual video signal connector contacts arranged in a matrix having connector contact rows and connector contact columns, the individual video signal connector contacts extending in a first connection ‘direction, a connector having individual connector contacts corresponding in number to the individual video signal connector contacts of the array, the individual connector contacts extending in a second connection direction, the second connection direction being orthogonal to the first connection direction and conductors interconnecting the individual video signal connector contacts to the individual connector contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Edwin S. Thompson, William A. Crable, Jr., Christopher M. Mullins, Leroy Davis, Gregory Gelman, Robert E. Germain, Albert Harding, Harold Johnson
  • Patent number: 6943849
    Abstract: A video signal connection apparatus comprises an array of individual video signal connector contacts arranged in a matrix having connector contact rows and connector contact columns, the individual video signal connector contacts extending in a first connection direction, a connector having individual connector contacts corresponding in number to the individual video signal connector contacts of the array, the individual connector contacts extending in a second connection direction, the second connection direction being orthogonal to the first connection direction and conductors interconnecting the individual video signal connector contacts to the individual connector contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Edwin S. Thompson, William A. Crable, Jr., Christopher M. Mullins, Leroy Davis, Gregory Gelman, Robert E. Germain, Albert Harding, Harold Johnson
  • Patent number: 5805202
    Abstract: A video surveillance system includes a remotely controllable video camera which generates a video signal, a video switch, a cable for transmitting the video signal from the video camera to the video switch, a control circuit connected to the cable for generating control signals to be transmitted to the video camera via the cable, and a control signal receiver associated with the camera and connected to the cable for receiving the control signals transmitted via the cable. The control signal receiver includes a detection circuit for automatically detecting the length of the cable and generating an adjustment signal indicative of the detected length of the cable. The control signal receiver also includes an adjustable circuit element which is adjusted on the basis of the adjustment signal so as to compensate for the detected length of the cable. The automatic cable compensation in the control signal receiver provides reliable detection of the camera control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher M. Mullins, Thomas J. Ray, John P. McDonough