Patents by Inventor Howard Lang

Howard Lang 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: 7142955
    Abstract: A control system for a marine vessel having three or more engines is disclosed. The three or more engines may be operated via one or two control levers from each of one or more control stations. The control system may include a first control lever and a second control lever, each of which has an associated operating range. The control levers operate the engine throttle and transmission controls for three or more engines in a plurality of modes. This may be accomplished under software control using a digital data link between respective engine control units associated with the engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Teleflex, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott L. Kern, Howard A. Lang, James W. Zecca, Ronald J. List
  • Publication number: 20060058930
    Abstract: A control system for a marine vessel having one or more engines and a transmission associated with each engine is disclosed. The control system includes one or more control stations, each having a control arm and arm position means coupled to the control arm for providing an electrical signal that represents a position of the control arm within its operating range. The system includes one or more electronic control units, each of which is electro-mechanically coupled to an engine and a transmission. A first electronic control unit (ECU) includes input means for receiving the electrical signal, control means for controlling a throttle of a first engine and shift position of a first transmission based on the electrical signal, and output means for providing a control signal that represents a current position of the control arm to a second ECU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2005
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Inventors: Dennis Graham, Daniel Carr, Scott Kern, Howard Lang
  • Publication number: 20060002534
    Abstract: A method employs call detail records for developing a report on the usage of VoIP calling along a network path or through a network location. By utilizing, for example, a call-beginning record and a call-ending record for each connection, a report is created of the number of concurrent VoIP calls that a specified equipment or network path carries at any given instance by retrieving batches of stored call detail records, culling the records that are relevant to the specified equipment or network path, considering the culled records in a time sorted manner, and incrementing or decrementing a counter based on whether a considered record is a call-beginning record or a call-ending record, respectively. The state of the counter is reported, illustratively, as a line entry each time the counter's state is modified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2005
    Publication date: January 5, 2006
    Inventors: Howard Lang, Eric Woerner, Jaap Voets
  • Patent number: 6965817
    Abstract: A control system for a marine vessel having one or more engines and a transmission associated with each engine is disclosed. The control system includes one or more control stations, each having a control arm and arm position means coupled to the control arm for providing an electrical signal that represents a position of the control arm within its operating range. The system includes one or more electronic control units, each of which is electro-mechanically coupled to an engine and a transmission. A first electronic control unit (ECU) includes input means for receiving the electrical signal, control means for controlling a throttle of a first engine and shift position of a first transmission based on the electrical signal, and output means for providing a control signal that represents a current position of the control arm to a second ECU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Teleflex Incorporated
    Inventors: Dennis I. Graham, Daniel J. Carr, Scott L. Kern, Howard A. Lang
  • Publication number: 20050198266
    Abstract: A system and method make quality measurements in a network to determine if a Service Level Agreement is breached. The system includes a plurality of routers for routing traffic through the network, means for taking measurements on a path between a first router and a second router, and means for charging at least one of the plurality of routers when data related to the measurements falls below a target value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Robert Cole, Howard Lang, Eric Woerner
  • Publication number: 20040209731
    Abstract: A control system for a marine vessel having one or more engines and a transmission associated with each engine is disclosed. The control system includes one or more control stations, each having a control arm and arm position means coupled to the control arm for providing an electrical signal that represents a position of the control arm within its operating range. The system includes one or more electronic control units, each of which is electro-mechanically coupled to an engine and a transmission. A first electronic control unit (ECU) includes input means for receiving the electrical signal, control means for controlling a throttle of a first engine and shift position of a first transmission based on the electrical signal, and output means for providing a control signal that represents a current position of the control arm to a second ECU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2004
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Applicant: Teleflex Incorporated
    Inventors: Dennis I. Graham, Daniel J. Carr, Scott L. Kern, Howard A. Lang
  • Patent number: 6751533
    Abstract: A control system for a marine vessel having one or more engines and a transmission associated with each engine is disclosed. The control system includes one or more control stations, each having a control arm and arm position means coupled to the control arm for providing an electrical signal that represents a position of the control arm within its operating range. The system includes one or more electronic control units, each of which is electro-mechanically coupled to an engine and a transmission. A first electronic control unit (ECU) includes input means for receiving the electrical signal, control means for controlling a throttle of a first engine and shift position of a first transmission based on the electrical signal, and output means for providing a control signal that represents a current position of the control arm to a second ECU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Teleflex, Incorporated
    Inventors: Dennis I. Graham, Daniel J. Carr, Scott L. Kern, Howard A. Lang
  • Publication number: 20030204291
    Abstract: A control system for a marine vessel having one or more engines and a transmission associated with each engine is disclosed. The control system includes one or more control stations, each having a control arm and arm position means coupled to the control arm for providing an electrical signal that represents a position of the control arm within its operating range. The system includes one or more electronic control units, each of which is electro-mechanically coupled to an engine and a transmission. A first electronic control unit (ECU) includes input means for receiving the electrical signal, control means for controlling a throttle of a first engine and shift position of a first transmission based on the electrical signal, and output means for providing a control signal that represents a current position of the control arm to a second ECU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Inventors: Dennis I. Graham, Deniel J. Carr, Scott L. Kern, Howard A. Lang
  • Patent number: 6587765
    Abstract: A control system for a marine vessel having one or more engines and a transmission associated with each engine includes one or more control stations, each having a control arm. The system includes one or more electronic control units, each of which is electro-mechanically coupled to an engine and a transmission. A first electronic control unit (ECU) controls a throttle of a first engine and a shift position of a first transmission based on the electrical signal. The second ECU is coupled to the first ECU via the communications link, and controls the throttle of a second engine and the shift position of a second transmission based on a control signal from the first ECU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Teleflex Incorporated
    Inventors: Dennis I. Graham, Daniel J. Carr, Scott L. Kern, Howard A. Lang
  • Patent number: 5039535
    Abstract: An oven for cooking a food product that is exactly controlled for various cooking parameters, including cooking time, temperature, cooking elements used and cooking element duty cycle. Top and bottom cooking elements are provided in the oven. Temperature sensors are placed between each cooking element and the food product. The oven temperature is sensed when the food product is placed in the oven. The type of food product placed in the oven is indicated by the baker a control panel. Previously stored data indicates the cooking parameters to provide the best possible food product. The microprocessor controls the cooking elements to cook the food product according to the cooking parameters. As the correct cooking temperature is approached, the duty cycle of the cooking elements is lowered to ensure that the proper temperature is not exceeded. Once the correct cooking temperature is reached, the cooking elements operate at a predetermined duty cycle for the remaining cooking time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1991
    Assignee: Lang Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Howard A. Lang, Richard E. Wendorf, George E. Sage
  • Patent number: 4099160
    Abstract: Location of multiple symbols in error is enhanced by using affine polynomial-based apparatus and methods. An algebraic trace function 0 (vector) provides a test for whether or not the location polynomial has roots in the field of interest. The selected roots then combine with previously calculated error-indicating syndromes to indicate symbols in error. Informational states developed for error location are employed to generate error patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1978
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Howard Lang Flagg