Patents by Inventor Irwin J. Robinson, III

Irwin J. Robinson, III 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: 5010560
    Abstract: In data logging applications an apparatus for real-time stamping data includes a reference time base, a short stopwatch circuit operative for generating a short-time stamp, and a long stopwatch circuit operative for generating at intervals a long-time stamp. Data to be logged with the short-time stamp is combined therewith and stored. A controller circuit controls the storage of the data and of the long-time and the short-time stamps. The controller circuit stores the long-time stamp at predetermined intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1991
    Assignee: Marconi Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Janney, Roger Newey, Irwin J. Robinson, III
  • Patent number: 4528636
    Abstract: A computer is connected to a display device having a display memory system that is updated by the computer. The computer selects a pattern to be displayed and a screen location at which the selected pattern is to be displayed. A display subroutine effects fetching of a byte of pattern data for the selected pattern from a dedicated memory. The fetched pattern data includes pixel codes that indicate whether corresponding pixels of the selected pattern are "transparent" or darkened. The display subroutine then transmits the pixel codes to the display memory system. The display memory system includes circuitry that detects whether each transmitted pixel code represents a transparent pixel. If it does, the circuitry inhibits writing of that pixel code into a storage portion of the display memory system. The circuitry also enables writing of non-transparent pixel codes into the storage portion of the display memory system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1985
    Assignee: Intermark Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Irwin J. Robinson, III