Patents by Inventor Eugene F. Lynch

Eugene F. Lynch 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: 5438423
    Abstract: Time warping for video viewing is achieved by providing a random access dynamic buffer for a video signal from a selected video channel. The video signal is continuously written into the dynamic buffer in a recirculating fashion, and may be read out on a random access basis so that the viewer may control the realtime video viewing in the same manner as controlling a video cassette recorder up to the duration of the video signal stored in the dynamic buffer. In addition the viewer may view the video at various speeds and skip to any point in the stored information. Portions of the video signal in the dynamic buffer may be stored in a static buffer or transferred permanently to a video cassette recorder for subsequent manipulation by the viewer. To expand the capacity of the dynamic buffer a compression circuit may be provided for compressing the video signal before being written into the dynamic buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1995
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene F. Lynch, Guy W. Cherry, Mayer D. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 4680577
    Abstract: A multipurpose keyswitch for controlling cursor movement on a CRT display and for character entry includes a key cap that moves laterally to provide cursor control and that moves vertically for character entry. Sensors are coupled to the key cap for sensing the lateral movement of the key cap. Forward and backward movement of the key cap selects upward and downward movement of the cursor on the CRT display. Left and right movement of the key cap selects left and right movement of the cursor. Vertical movement of the key cap selects the entry of a character. The multipurpose keyswitch is advantageously positioned as one of the home keys of the keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1987
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: David H. Straayer, Patrick J. Franz, Eugene F. Lynch