Patents by Inventor George Chapman

George Chapman 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: 20220164307
    Abstract: A method for test configuration on a first math assistance device is provided that includes receiving a test code by the first math assistance device, wherein the test code includes one or more functionality restrictions, and entering secure test mode on the first math assistance device with the one or more functionality restrictions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Trevor Thomas Chapman, Stephen B Loe, Malgorzata Anna Brothers, Matt Thomas Nicolosi, Michael Georges Stella
  • Patent number: 10746547
    Abstract: A compass for attachment to a hat, particularly a brim of a hat. The compass includes a housing, an attachment-clip, at least one direction-sensor, a controller, a display-screen and a power-supply. In a preferred embodiment, the power-supply is a solar panel and a rechargeable battery. The compass is useful for attaching to the hat to allow hands-free use of the compass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Ryan George Chapman
  • Publication number: 20190360807
    Abstract: A compass for attachment to a hat, particularly a brim of a hat. The compass includes a housing, an attachment-clip, at least one direction-sensor, a controller, a display-screen and a power-supply. In a preferred embodiment, the power-supply is a solar panel and a rechargeable battery. The compass is useful for attaching to the hat to allow hands-free use of the compass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventor: Ryan George Chapman
  • Patent number: 9888858
    Abstract: Devices and systems provide methods for detecting cardiac signals from head or facial biopotential sensors. In one embodiment, a facial biopotential signal is measured by a set of sensors. A processor derives a cardiac signal from the facial biopotential signal. Optionally, heart rate is detected from the cardiac signal. Heart rate variability may be determined and evaluated by the processor to generate warnings or messages from the evaluation. One or more head or facial biopotential electrodes for measuring the facial biopotential signal may be integrated in or at a contact surface of head support structures such as a headgear support or respiratory treatment mask. In some such embodiments a controller of a respiratory treatment apparatus may serve as a cardiac signal detector by processing the facial biopotential signal from the sensors and may make control adjustments or generate warnings based on an evaluation of detected signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Steven Paul Farrugia, Darius George Chapman
  • Publication number: 20130237793
    Abstract: Devices and systems provide methods for detecting cardiac signals from head or facial biopotential sensors. In one embodiment, a facial biopotential signal is measured by a set of sensors. A processor derives a cardiac signal from the facial biopotential signal. Optionally, heart rate is detected from the cardiac signal. Heart rate variability may be determined and evaluated by the processor to generate warnings or messages from the evaluation. One or more head or facial biopotential electrodes for measuring the facial biopotential signal may be integrated in or at a contact surface of head support structures such as a headgear support or respiratory treatment mask. In some such embodiments a controller of a respiratory treatment apparatus may serve as a cardiac signal detector by processing the facial biopotential signal from the sensors and may make control adjustments or generate warnings based on an evaluation of detected signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: RESMED LIMITED
    Inventors: Steven Paul Farrugia, Darius George Chapman
  • Publication number: 20070249786
    Abstract: Extrusion processability of non-fluorinated melt-processable polymers is improved by introducing a fluoropolymer process aid by means whereby the weight average particle size of the fluoropolymer is greater than 2 microns as it reaches the extruder die entrance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventors: George Chapman, Steven Oriani
  • Publication number: 20070244256
    Abstract: Extrusion processability of non-fluorinated melt-processable polymers is improved by introducing a fluoropolymer process aid by means whereby the weight average particle size of the fluoropolymer is greater than 2 microns as it reaches the extruder die entrance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Inventors: George Chapman, Steven Oriani
  • Publication number: 20070244257
    Abstract: Extrusion processability of non-fluorinated melt-processable polymers is improved by introducing a fluoropolymer process aid by means whereby the weight average particle size of the fluoropolymer is greater than 2 microns as it reaches the extruder die entrance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Inventors: George Chapman, Steven Oriani
  • Patent number: 7210540
    Abstract: A securing arrangement for a tool (7) of an agricultural tillage implement of a type having a tapered interconnection between a socket (5) on the tool and an adaptor piece (3) adapted for mounting onto a tine (1) of the tillage implement. The adaptor piece (3) has a recess (9) which can be an aperture or a pair of transverse arcuate slots (31) for receiving a retaining pin(11). The socket (5) on the tool has notches (15) on its opposed sides and a portion (13) on the retaining pin in use engages into at least one of the notches (15) to prevent disengagement of the socket (5) from the adaptor piece (3). The adaptor piece can be integral with the tine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Osmundson Australia Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Graeme Stanley Ward, Thomas George Chapman
  • Publication number: 20060191628
    Abstract: A method of making a template for a countertop, the template being usable to form a countertop configured for application to an existing countertop-receiving structure, includes the steps of dimensioning the existing countertop-receiving structure with a plurality of strips of a flexible material and adhering the dimensioned strips of flexible material to one another to form the integrated template. If a rounded or contoured shape for the countertop is desired, the dimensioned strips may be cut to depict this desired design. A kit for making a template for a countertop according to this method includes one or more rolls of a flexible strip material, an adhesive, an adhesive dispenser, a funnel, and a pair of scissors. This method and kit made it easy and efficient to create a countertop template that is lightweight and can be easily rolled up or folded up for storing and shipping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Inventors: George Chapman, Carolyn Chapman
  • Publication number: 20060122328
    Abstract: Extrusion processability of non-fluorinated melt-processable polymers is improved by introducing a fluoropolymer process aid by means whereby the weight average particle size of the fluoropolymer is greater than 2 microns as it reaches the extruder die entrance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Inventors: George Chapman, Steven Oriani
  • Publication number: 20060116477
    Abstract: Extrusion processability of non-fluorinated melt-processable polymers is improved by introducing a fluoropolymer process aid by means whereby the weight average particle size of the fluoropolymer is greater than 2 microns as it reaches the extruder die entrance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Publication date: June 1, 2006
    Inventors: George Chapman, Steven Oriani
  • Patent number: 6323884
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a software-implemented mechanism for assisting a user of a graphical user interface (GUI) with the task of positioning an input device pointer (or otherwise indicating a position selection) when selecting a GUI element such as a button or other icon. The software identifies those GUI elements which are valid selections for the current application state and so are potentially the next element that the user will interact with. Then a predefined set of characteristics for the identified GUI elements are compared to predict which of these GUI elements will be the next GUI element that the user will interact with. The result of this prediction is indicated by moving the pointer to the position within the GUI of the predicted GUI element or by adding emphasis to the predicted GUI element. The user then decides whether this GUI element is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Colin Leonard Bird, Sydney George Chapman
  • Patent number: 6278463
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for processing digital image data representing first and second images I1 and I2 with overlapping image content to produce digital image data representing a composite image I3 spanning the overlap region O. The method comprises processing image data which corresponds to the overlap region in the first and second images I1 and I2 such that the proportions of first image data and second image data contributing to the overlap region O in the composite image I3 vary along the length L of the overlap region O. Preferred methods include defining a non-straight line J extending along the length of the overlap region O, and performing said processing by reference to said non-straight line J such that the ratio of the proportions of first and second image data contributing to the overlap region O varies for different sections S of the overlap region O along the length L thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sydney George Chapman, Brian Michael Collins
  • Patent number: 6246478
    Abstract: A reticle for an object measurement system comprises a pattern 10 having a plurality of pairs of contrasting elements in the form of black (11′, 11″ . . . 14′14″) and white (21 . . . 24) wedges. Each black/white wedge pair defines a path towards a pattern origin 19 such that an edge of an object 50 occluding the path causes a change in contrast adjacent an edge point along the path. The pattern has a series of Gray-coded elements 15 associated with each pair of black/white wedges. The Gray-coded elements are indicative of an absolute coordinate of each edge point at which an object edge crosses a path. A series of triangles 16 associated with each pair of black/white wedges, whose absolute coordinates are known, allow a measurement system to provide accurate coordinates for each edge point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sydney George Chapman, Andrew Gordon Neil Walter
  • Patent number: 6216228
    Abstract: Provided is a method and a system for automatically controlling display of video or image data in dependence on content classification information which is integrated within the data by means of invisible digital watermarking techniques. A controller decodes the watermarked content codes and then prevents displaying of certain material, by overlaying the display with blanking data, if the codes match certain stored codes which the controller has been set to respond to. The use of invisible digital watermark codes by a controller which operates in response to the watermark codes provides reliable control since the codes are more difficult for unauthorized persons to detect and remove than other embedded codes would be.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sydney George Chapman, Julian Hamilton Jones
  • Patent number: 5774650
    Abstract: A method and data processing system are disclosed for controlling the access of a plurality users to a computer system connectable over a network to a plurality of computers. The data processing system has facilities for restricting user access to the data processing system which includes a user authentication procedure in which at logon a user's identity is compared with a list of authorized users. In addition, the data processing system has a system-wide profile referenced by all users of the system at logon and temporary access control facilities for temporarily preventing access to the system by a normally authorized user or users. The temporary access control facilities allow a privileged user of the computer system to create a list of temporarily unauthorized users that is referenced by the system-wide profile at logon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sydney George Chapman, Michael George Taylor
  • Patent number: D468009
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Inventors: Lee P. Hoenderkamp, Steven George Chapman, Victor Aldrich
  • Patent number: D411546
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Assignee: Farmland Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Thomas George Chapman
  • Patent number: D415773
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Assignee: Farmland Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Thomas George Chapman