Patents by Inventor Daniel S. Simpkins

Daniel S. Simpkins 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: 7236156
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention address these needs and others by providing a handheld device, e.g., a 3D pointing device, which uses hand tremor as an input. One or more sensors within the handheld device detect a user's hand tremor and identify the user based on the detected tremor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew G. Liberty, Christopher D. Roller, Daniel S. Simpkins, Charles W. K. Gritton
  • Patent number: 6931002
    Abstract: A switch switches time division multiplexed (TDM) data and packet data from input ports to output ports. The swich comprises: a plurality of input ports receiving data, wherein each data comprises either TDM data or packet data; a plurality of output ports transmitting switched data; and a shared memory coupling the input ports to the output ports. The shared memory sequentially receives the data from the input ports, and switches a sequentially received data from a respective input port to a respective output port. Switching of packet data by the shared memory has no latency or jitter effect on switching of TDM data by the shared memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Inventors: Daniel S. Simpkins, Steve Brass, Joseph E. Anstett, III, Mark A. Turner
  • Publication number: 20040268393
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention provide a control framework for organizing, selecting and launching media items including graphical user interfaces coupled with an optional free space control device for collection of the basic control primitives of point, click, scroll, hover and zoom which permit for easy and rapid selection of media items, e.g., movies, songs etc., from large or small collections. The remote control maps natural hand movements and gestures into relevant commands while the graphical display uses images, zooming for increased/decreased levels of detail and continuity of GUI objects to provide easy organization, selection and navigation among the media items by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventors: Frank A. Hunleth, Negar Moshiri, William J. Napier, Daniel S. Simpkins, Frank J. Wroblewski
  • Publication number: 20040252119
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention provide a control framework for organizing, selecting and launching media items including graphical user interfaces coupled with an optional free space control device for collection of the basic control primitives of point, click, scroll, hover and zoom which permit for easy and rapid selection of media items, e.g., movies, songs etc., from large or small collections. The remote control maps natural hand movements and gestures into relevant commands while the graphical display uses images, zooming for increased/decreased levels of detail and continuity of GUI objects to provide easy organization, selection and navigation among the media items by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Inventors: Frank A. Hunleth, Negar Moshiri, William J. Napier, Daniel S. Simpkins, Frank J. Wroblewski
  • Publication number: 20040252120
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention provide a control framework for organizing, selecting and launching media items including graphical user interfaces coupled with an optional free space control device for collection of the basic control primitives of point, click, scroll, hover and zoom which permit for easy and rapid selection of media items, e.g., movies, songs etc., from large or small collections. The remote control maps natural hand movements and gestures into relevant commands while the graphical display uses images, zooming for increased/decreased levels of detail and continuity of GUI objects to provide easy organization, selection and navigation among the media items by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Inventors: Frank A. Hunleth, Daniel S. Simpkins, Charles W.K. Gritton
  • Patent number: 6707825
    Abstract: A transcoder converts data between a telephony data format and a packet data format. The transcoder comprises: a digital logic telephony data engine receiving telephony data for the transcoder and transmitting telephony data for the transcoder, the digital logic telephony data engine comprising a frame accumulation buffer; a digital logic packet engine receiving packet data for the transcoder and transmitting packet data for the transcoder; a digital signal processing complex coupled to the digital logic telephony data engine and the digital logic packet engine, the digital signal processing complex comprising an array of digital signal processors; and a host processor coupled to the digital logic telephony data engine and the digital logic packet engine, wherein the digital logic telephony data engine, the digital logic packet engine, and the digital signal processing complex perform media channel processing, wherein the host processor performs control channel processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: Salix Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Turner, Joseph E. Anstett, III, Negar Moshiri, Daniel S. Simpkins, Carl Symborski