Patents by Inventor Floyd Humphrey

Floyd Humphrey 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: 4980670
    Abstract: A magnetic marker is formed from a magnetic material having a hysteresis characteristic which is such that upon subjecting the material to an applied alternating magnetic field, the magnetic flux of the material undergoes a regenerative step change in flux at a threshold value when the field increases to the threshold value from substantially zero and undergoes a gradual change in flux when the field decreases from the threshold value to substantially zero. For increasing values of applied field below the threshold, there is substantially no change in the magnetic flux of the material. The aforesaid hysteresis characteristic of the marker is achieved by causing the material to have domains with a pinned wall configuration. Deactivation of the marker is realized by disabling the pinned walls from returning to their pinned condition via application of a deactivation field of high frequency and/or amplitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1990
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Floyd Humphrey, Jiro Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 4811000
    Abstract: An enclosure for receiving and carrying an article provided with a magnetic marker wherein the enclosure includes magnetic means for deactivating the marker when the article is housed within the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1989
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Floyd Humphrey, James B. Cantey
  • Patent number: D885857
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Floyd Humphreys