Patents by Inventor Dennis Stewart William Tansley

Dennis Stewart William Tansley 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: 20120144979
    Abstract: The free-space gesture MIDI controller technique described herein marries the technologies embodied in a free-space gesture controller with MIDI controller technology, allowing a user to control an infinite variety of electronic musical instruments through body gesture and pose. One embodiment of the free-space gesture MIDI controller technique described herein uses a human body gesture recognition capability of a free-space gesture control system and translates human gestures into musical actions. Rather than directly connecting a specific musical instrument to the free-space gesture controller, the technique generalizes its capability and instead outputs standard MIDI signals, thereby allowing the free-space gesture control system to control any MIDI-capable instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Dennis Stewart William Tansley
  • Patent number: 6438110
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for scheduling reservations across a communications networks receives a plurality of connection requests specifying a time for the connection, and attempts to find a route for the connection. If an available route is found, the connection is reserved in advance. Unscheduled connection requests are stored in the list, which is generated as a display view at a graphical user interface. Similarly, reserved connections are stored in another list which forms a basis for a display view of reserved connections. The list of reserved connections is used by a network controller to implement the reserved connections at the appropriate times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Limited
    Inventors: Suman Rai, Dennis Stewart William Tansley
  • Patent number: 6308174
    Abstract: A method of managing a communications network is described which makes use of information about the current state of the network and in addition, information about past and/or future states of the network. Information about the current state of the network is stored in a management information base (MIB) and the information about the past/future states is either stored in this MIB, or separate past/future MIBs are created. The information about the past/future states is stored in a way such that it can be operated on in the same way as the information about the current state of the network. By storing the information in this way management of the network is improved. For example, future states of the network can be tested before being implemented. Also, information about past states can be used to predict future states. Fault management, configuration management, accounting management and performance management can all be improved by using the information about past/future states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Limited
    Inventors: Clive Colin Hayball, Gillian Barbara Kendon, Dennis Stewart William Tansley, Andrew Tunnicliffe, John Ian Turner, David Stephen Riches, John Gavin L'Estrerange Shurmer