Patents by Inventor Daniel W. Wright

Daniel W. Wright 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: 10347109
    Abstract: An automated human personnel fall arresting system including a holonomic base platform, a boom arm movably mounted to and depending from the base platform, at least a portion of the arm being movable in three degrees-of-freedom relative to the base platform, a tether supported by the arm, an operator harness coupled to the tether so as to be dependent from the arm, at least one sensor disposed on the arm and configured to sense movement of the portion of the arm in two degrees-of-freedom of the three degrees-of-freedom, and a controller mounted to the base platform and communicably coupled to the at least one sensor, the controller being configured to automatically control position of the base platform in two orthogonal translational directions and one rotation direction controlled independently from translation, relative to the operator harness, based on signals from the at least one sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James J. Troy, Gary E. Georgeson, Scott W. Lea, Daniel J. Wright, Karl E. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20190201236
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for temperature modification of a patient, or selected regions thereof, including an induced state of hypothermia. The temperature modification is accomplished using an in-dwelling heat exchange catheter within which a fluid heat exchange medium circulates. A heat exchange cassette is attached to the circulatory conduits of the catheter, the heat exchange cassette being sized to engage a cavity within a control unit. The control unit includes a heater/cooler device for providing heated or cooled fluid to a heat exchanger in thermal communication with the fluid heat exchange medium circulating to the heat exchange catheter, a user input device, and a processor connected to receive input from various sensors around the body and the system. A temperature control scheme for ramping the body temperature up or down without overshoot is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Zoll Circulation Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Scott, Ben F. Brian, Lloyd F. Wright, Leo A. Chin, Edward W. Hollmen, Daniel W. Seegars, Mark A. Logan
  • Publication number: 20190191697
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally low volatility herbicidal compositions comprising at least one auxin herbicide and at least one monocarboxylic acid, or monocarboxylate thereof. The invention further relates generally to methods for preparing and using such low volatility herbicidal compositions, including methods for controlling auxin-susceptible plant growth on agricultural and non-agricultural lands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: John W. Hemminghaus, Alison MacInnes, Daniel R. Wright, Junhua Zhang
  • Patent number: 10286556
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing an operation on a workpiece using a multi-axis compliant end-effector for attachment to a robotic device. The end-effector is positioned at a nominal location of a workpiece feature on which the operation is to be performed. The end-effector is passively aligned with the workpiece feature by contacting the end-effector with the workpiece feature. The operation is performed on the workpiece feature in response to aligning the end effector with the workpiece feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James J. Troy, Daniel J. Wright, Scott W. Lea
  • Patent number: 6859928
    Abstract: A computer system, including a processor, an input device and an output device and that executes an operating system to support the execution, is used to execute first and second sets of application programs. The operating system includes a graphical user interface coupleable through an output driver to the output device and an input interface including an input queue coupleable through an input driver to the input device. 1An environment manager program is also executed by the processor. This program includes a third list of a second set of application programs and a fourth list of application program windows corresponding to the second list of application programs. Execution of the environment manager program provides for the inclusion of the environment manager program in the first and second sets and for selectively swapping with the operating system the first and third lists and the second and fourth lists to switch between the execution of the first and second sets of application programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Trepton Research, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel W. Wright
  • Patent number: 6683858
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product which allows both mixing (e.g., PC-based) and non-mixing (e.g., phone-based) clients to participate in a single audio conference. The system includes a hybrid multi-point control unit (i.e., conferencing server) that performs mixing for phone-based clients and multiplexing for PC-based clients. The method and computer program product determines which clients have the capability to mix multiple audio streams and which do not. For those clients capable of mixing, the server multiplexes the packets of audio data received from each client on the active speakers list into a multiplexed stream. For those clients that are not capable of mixing, the server mixes the packets of audio data received from each client on the active speakers list into one combined packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: Paltalk Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank J. Chu, Virgil Patrick Dobjanschi, Corey Gates, Katherine W. Kwan, Daniel W. Wright
  • Publication number: 20010004746
    Abstract: A computer system, including a processor, an input device and an output device and that executes an operating system to support the execution, is used to execute first and second sets of application programs. The operating system includes a graphical user interface coupleable through an output driver to the output device and an input interface including an input queue coupleable through an input driver to the input device. 1An environment manager program is also executed by the processor. This program includes a third list of a second set of application programs and a fourth list of application program windows corresponding to the second list of application programs. Execution of the environment manager program provides for the inclusion of the environment manager program in the first and second sets and for selectively swapping with the operating system the first and third lists and the second and fourth lists to switch between the execution of the first and second sets of application programs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2001
    Publication date: June 21, 2001
    Inventor: Daniel W. Wright
  • Patent number: 6204847
    Abstract: A computer system, including a processor, an input device and an output device and that executes an operating system to support the execution, is used to execute first and second sets of application programs. The operating system includes a graphical user interface coupleable through an output driver to the output device and an input interface including an input queue coupleable through an input driver to the input device. 1An environment manager program is also executed by the processor. This program includes a third list of a second set of application programs and a fourth list of application program windows corresponding to the second list of application programs. Execution of the environment manager program provides for the inclusion of the environment manager program in the first and second sets and for selectively swapping with the operating system the first and third lists and the second and fourth lists to switch between the execution of the first and second sets of application programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Inventor: Daniel W. Wright
  • Patent number: 6166734
    Abstract: A portable display tablet is operated in conjunction with a base computer system including a host processor for executing an application program with a predetermined operational function that generates predetermined graphics data and operates in response to predetermined input data. The computer system includes a wireless data transceiver coupled to the processor that is capable of communicating the predetermined graphics and input data between the computer and portable display tablet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Diamond Multimedia Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul B. Nahi, Daniel W. Wright
  • Patent number: 6084584
    Abstract: A portable display tablet is operated in conjunction with a base computer system including a host processor for executing an application program with an operational function that generates graphics data and operates in response to input data. The computer system includes a wireless data transceiver coupled to the processor that is capable of communicating the graphics and input data between the computer and portable display tablet. The portable display tablet includes a graphics display panel for displaying the graphical data, a low power wireless data transceiver providing short range data communication of the graphics and input data between the base computer system and portable display tablet, and a controller, embedded within the portable display tablet and coupled to the low power wireless data transceiver, that executes a control program to process the graphics data to provide the graphical display data to the graphics display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Diamond Multimedia Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul B. Nahi, Daniel W. Wright
  • Patent number: 6052120
    Abstract: A portable display tablet is operated in conjunction with a base computer system including a host processor for executing an application program with a predetermined operational function that generates predetermined graphics data and operates in response to predetermined input data. The computer system includes a wireless data transceiver coupled to the processor that is capable of communicating the predetermined graphics and input data between the computer and portable display tablet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Assignee: Diamond MultiMedia Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul B. Nahi, Daniel W. Wright
  • Patent number: 5461679
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for processing video data for compression/decompression in real-time. The apparatus comprises a plurality of compute modules, in a preferred embodiment, for a total of four compute modules coupled in parallel. Each of the compute modules has a processor, dual port memory, scratch-pad memory, and an arbitration mechanism. A first bus couples the compute modules and a host processor. Lastly, the device comprises a shared memory which is coupled to the host processor and to the compute modules with a second bus. The method handles assigning portions of the image for each of the processors to operate upon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1995
    Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Inventors: James O. Normile, Chia L. Yeh, Daniel W. Wright, Ke-Chiang Chu
  • Patent number: 5267334
    Abstract: A method of removing frame redundancy in a computer system for a sequence of moving images. The method comprises detecting a first scene change in the sequence of moving images and generating a first keyframe containing complete scene information for a first image. The first keyframe is known, in a preferred embodiment, as a "forward-facing" keyframe or intra frame, and it is normally present in CCITT compressed video data. The process then comprises generating at least one intermediate compressed frame, the at least one intermediate compressed frame containing difference information from the first image for at least one image following the first image in time in the sequence of moving images. In a preferred embodiment, this at least one frame is known as an inter frame. Finally, detecting a second scene change in the sequence of moving images and generating a second keyframe containing complete scene information for an image displayed at the time just prior to the second scene change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1993
    Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Inventors: James O. Normille, Chia L. Yeh, Daniel W. Wright, Ke-Chiang C. Chu
  • Patent number: 5253053
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for decoding a variable length codeword (VLC) by reading a VLC, the VLC having a maximum length of X bits. The VLC is used as an index into a first table, wherein the first table contains decoded values for all possible VLC's with Y bits not equal to any value in a first set of values. Y is typically less than X and comprises, in the preferred embodiment, the most significant bits of the VLC. If the first Y bits of the VLC are not equal to any value in a first set of values then a second value is returned from the first table. If the first Y bits of the VLC are equal to any value in a first set of values, then a pointer to a second table is returned from the first table. The VLC is used as an index into the second table, and a third value is returned from the second table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1993
    Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Inventors: Ke-Chiang Chu, James O. Normile, Chia L. Yeh, Daniel W. Wright
  • Patent number: 5212742
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for processing video data for compression/decompression in real-time. The apparatus comprises a plurality of compute modules, in a preferred embodiment, for a total of four compute modules coupled in parallel. Each of the compute modules has a processor, dual port memory, scratch-pad memory, and an arbitration mechanism. A first bus couples the compute modules and a host processor. Lastly, the device comprises a shared memory which is coupled to the host processor and to the compute modules with a second bus. The method handles assigning portions of the image for each of the processors to operate upon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1993
    Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Inventors: James O. Normile, Chia L. Yeh, Daniel W. Wright, Ke-Chiang Chu
  • Patent number: 4757379
    Abstract: Apparatus for acquiring digital data corresponding to a 3D object, incorporates a frame located in proximity to the 3D object in no fixed positional relationship therewith, a shutter for scanning the object with a shadow line, and apparatus for deriving signals corresponding to the position of the shadow line following on the 3D object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1988
    Assignee: Contour Dynamics
    Inventor: Daniel W. Wright