Patents by Inventor James C. Hall

James C. Hall 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: 10432020
    Abstract: An emergency power supply for a traction elevator system utilizes a microprocessor-based control arrangement with pulse-width modulator technology to create an efficient, cost-effective back-up power system for a traction elevator. The microprocessor-based control arrangement is used to sense a phase irregularity in the power supply. Upon sensing the phase irregularity, the microprocessor-based control arrangement disconnects the elevator system from the main power source and then generates a control signal to initiate the supply of back-up power. Once the elevator electrical system has been stabilized, the elevator control system will sense that recovery has occurred and will then provide an appropriate speed and direction command to the traction motor drive system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Reynolds & Reynolds Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: James C. Hall
  • Patent number: 10401128
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for an underbody blast structure. The underbody blast structure includes at least one hanger to couple to a vehicle. The underbody blast structure also includes a housing coupled to the at least one hanger. The housing includes a first protection plate opposite a second protection plate. The first protection plate and the second protection plate are to protect the vehicle. The first protection plate is spaced apart from the second protection plate by a plurality of interconnecting members. The plurality of interconnecting members defines a plurality of channels between the first protection plate and the second protection plate. At least one of the plurality of channels is adapted to receive a portion of a suspension system of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: General Dynamics Land Systems
    Inventors: Kenneth Mick, Scott W. Hall, Thomas J. Zeleznik, Kenneth W. Kendall, Eric C. Marshall, James M. Eridon, Alexandre Y. Boglaev, Stephen M. Beesley, Aeraj A. Ibraheem
  • Patent number: 10391543
    Abstract: A single piece pulsed flow wing assembly method providing for horizontal wing manufacture is accomplished using synchronized automated vehicles guided in a predetermined manner to move and, locate wing structure in a plurality of assembly positions. Multi-axis assembly positioning systems (MAPS) are used at each assembly position to support and index components in the wing structure and determinant assembly techniques are used for indexing of the components. Modular automated manufacturing processes employing magnetic assembly clamping, drilling, fastener insertion, and sealant application are employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Philip W. Boyd, John W. Hall, Clayton L. Munk, James C. Roberts, Michael J. Fant, Richard D. Fiedler, Barry A. Lewis, Samuel R. Dobbs, Gary E. Mansell
  • Publication number: 20190227800
    Abstract: A vector friendly instruction format and execution thereof. According to one embodiment of the invention, a processor is configured to execute an instruction set. The instruction set includes a vector friendly instruction format. The vector friendly instruction format has a plurality of fields including a base operation field, a modifier field, an augmentation operation field, and a data element width field, wherein the first instruction format supports different versions of base operations and different augmentation operations through placement of different values in the base operation field, the modifier field, the alpha field, the beta field, and the data element width field, and wherein only one of the different values may be placed in each of the base operation field, the modifier field, the alpha field, the beta field, and the data element width field on each occurrence of an instruction in the first instruction format in instruction streams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Robert C. VALENTINE, Jesus Corbal SAN ADRIAN, Roger Espasa SANS, Robert D. CAVIN, Bret L. TOLL, Santiago Galan DURAN, Jeffrey G. WIEDEMEIER, Sridhar SAMUDRALA, Milind Baburao GIRKAR, Edward Thomas GROCHOWSKI, Jonathan Cannon HALL, Dennis R. BRADFORD, Elmoustapha OULD-AHMED-VALL, James C. ABEL, Mark CHARNEY, Seth ABRAHAM, Suleyman SAIR, Andrew Thomas FORSYTH, Lisa WU, Charles YOUNT
  • Publication number: 20190213806
    Abstract: A method for operating a machine adapted to transport a load during a work cycle is disclosed. The method includes determining a first stationary state of the machine, and causing sensors to start transmission of first signals. The first stationary state corresponds to a first segment of the work cycle, and the first signals indicate a weight of the load during the first segment. Further, the method includes determining a moving state of the machine corresponding to a second segment of the work cycle, and causing the sensors to terminate transmission of the first signals. Furthermore, the method includes determining a second stationary state of the machine, and causing the sensors to start transmission of second signals. The second stationary state corresponds to a third segment of the work cycle, and the second signals indicate a weight of the load during the third segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: James C. Hall, Stephen Thompson, Jonathan Peter Moses, Samuel Alec Roberts
  • Patent number: 10296953
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for facilitating an assisted shopping experience. A speech input can be captured and transcribed. The transcribed speech input can be transmitted to a customer service agent in a data session that is contemporaneous with a voice session. The customer service agent can then facilitate an assisted shopping experience via the voice session and data session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Fabien G. Hertschuh, Benoit St-Pierre, James L. Ford, Sean P. Cier, Samuel P. Hall, VI, Peter C. Wong
  • Publication number: 20170149275
    Abstract: An emergency power supply for a traction elevator system utilizes a microprocessor-based control arrangement with pulse-width modulator technology to create an efficient, cost-effective back-up power system for a traction elevator. The microprocessor-based control arrangement is used to sense a power loss, or any type of irregularity in the power supply. Upon sensing some type of power malfunction, the microprocessor-based control arrangement disconnects the elevator system from the main power source and then generates a control signal to initiate the supply of back-up power. Once the elevator electrical system has been recharged and stabilized, the elevator control system will sense that recovery has occurred and will then provide an appropriate speed and direction command to the traction motor drive system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: Reynolds & Reynolds Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: James C. Hall
  • Patent number: 9601945
    Abstract: An emergency power supply for a traction elevator system utilizes a microprocessor-based control arrangement with pulse-width modulator technology to create an efficient, cost-effective back-up power system for a traction elevator. The microprocessor-based control arrangement is used to sense a power loss, or any type of irregularity in the power supply. Upon sensing some type of power malfunction, the microprocessor-based control arrangement disconnects the elevator system from the main power source and then generates a control signal to initiate the supply of back-up power. Once the elevator electrical system has been recharged and stabilized, the elevator control system will sense that recovery has occurred and will then provide an appropriate speed and direction command to the traction motor drive system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Reynolds & Reynolds Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: James C. Hall
  • Patent number: 9056479
    Abstract: A pressure bag for in a fluid cartridge having an opening in open connection with a channel in a wall of the fluid cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ralph Stathem, Mark C. Donning, James C. Hall
  • Publication number: 20140209415
    Abstract: An emergency power supply for a traction elevator system utilizes a microprocessor-based control arrangement with pulse-width modulator technology to create an efficient, cost-effective back-up power system for a traction elevator. The microprocessor-based control arrangement is used to sense a power loss, or any type of irregularity in the power supply. Upon sensing some type of power malfunction, the microprocessor-based control arrangement disconnects the elevator system from the main power source and then generates a control signal to initiate the supply of back-up power. Once the elevator electrical system has been recharged and stabilized, the microprocessor-based control arrangement will sense that recovery has occurred and will then provide an appropriate speed and direction command to the traction motor drive system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Reynolds & Reynolds Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: James C. Hall
  • Patent number: 8698013
    Abstract: A feed weighing assembly includes an assembly scale, a display screen interfacing with the assembly scale and an insert body carried by the assembly scale and sized and configured for placement in a game feeder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventors: James C. Hall, James F. Hall, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130201263
    Abstract: A pressure bag for in a fluid cartridge having an opening in open connection with a channel in a wall of the fluid cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ralph Stathem, Mark C. Donning, James C. Hall
  • Patent number: 7275622
    Abstract: A back-up power system for a traction elevator includes a power sensing device to sense a power loss or irregularity of the normal control power. An inverter timing system is connected to the power loss sensing device. The inverter timing system receives a power sensing signal from the power sensing device. A back-up power generating system communicates with the inverter timing system and generates an output to provide back-up power to the elevator system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Reynolds & Reynolds Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: James C. Hall, J. Werner Reinartz
  • Patent number: 5580103
    Abstract: O-ringless coupling device including a pair of junction elements for attachment to the ends of flow lines to be connected and a coupling nut. One of the elements is provided with a coupling face having at least one annular groove formed therein circumscribing the fluid passageway. The sidewalls of the groove or grooves are angularly inclined relative to each other so that the width of the groove decreases with depth. The opposing face of the second junction element is provided with an annular rib, the transverse thickness of which is adapted to mate with the opposing groove of the first element such that when the nut is used to draw the two junction elements together, the rib mates with the groove and forms a seal therebetween. Preferably, the distal extremity of the rib is narrower than the proximal extremity and is of a dimension such that the walls of the annular rib mate with the walls of the annular groove such that coupling pressure wedges them together forming pressure seals at the engaging sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: Furon Company
    Inventor: James C. Hall
  • Patent number: 5482618
    Abstract: A flow-through, in-line filter housing including a cylindrical barrel for receiving a removable filter element, a filter element adaptor, and end cap assembly for engaging one end of the barrel, and a input flow diffuser and end cap assembly for engaging the opposite end of the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1996
    Assignee: Systems Chemistry, Inc.
    Inventor: James C. Hall
  • Patent number: 5262578
    Abstract: An environmental chamber comprising a transparent dome shaped housing having an annular conduit, including an exhaust port, affixed to the base of the housing. The housing securely fits over an end of a chemical container, to create a controlled environment within the encapsulated space between the housing and the container. Two cylindrical openings at the top of the housing allow chemical transfer hoses to be connected to the chemical container openings. A pair of gloved access ports allow an operator to access the encapsulated space to manipulate connections between the transfer hoses and the chemical container openings. The top of the housing also includes an intake port for delivering clean purging material into the encapsulated space in order to purge the encapsulated environment of any chemical that escaped from the chemical openings during hook up of the transfer tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1993
    Assignee: Systems Chemistry, Inc.
    Inventor: James C. Hall
  • Patent number: 5255821
    Abstract: A transportable environmentally safe chemical dispense module including a rigid structure forming an environmentally secure work chamber having at least two passageways for human ingress and egress, a containment chamber formed at the bottom thereof beneath a liquid-permeable floor, a container for supply chemicals, a dispensing unit and associated piping for withdrawing chemical from the supply container, passing it through a filtration systems and into a holding container, and dispensing it to a piping interface in a wall of the enclosure. Internal electrical wiring and associated monitoring and control apparatus are likewise connected to a service interface formed in a wall of the enclosure. Other features such as air purifiers, alarm systems, emergency showers, and eye wash sprays for accommodating the safety of both worker and environment are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1993
    Assignee: Systems Chemistry, Inc.
    Inventors: James C. Hall, Jon P. Goodbread, Kenneth M. O'Connor
  • Patent number: 4896607
    Abstract: A fuze for missile having a linear axis passing rearwardly through a forward penetrator, an explosive charge with the penetrator, a fuze rearward the explosive charge, a propulsion rocket rearward of the fuze, and a canister rearward of the rocket and containing a deployable parachute, the fuze containing timers for deploying the parachute from the canister a predetermined interval after release of the missile from confinement, and for igniting the rocket a predetermined interval after deployment of the parachute, a further timer for causing discharge of the explosive charge a predetermined interval after axial impact of the penetrator with a target, and a safe-arm arrangement for preventing discharge of the explosive charge prior to the impact of said penetrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1990
    Inventors: James C. Hall, Peter H. Van Sloun
  • Patent number: 4489654
    Abstract: In combination: an explosive propulsion member having an axial percussion primer; an electric primer mounted to discharge toward the percussion primer along the axis; and apparatus between the primers hydrodynamically responsive to discharge of the electric primer to percussively engage the percussion primer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1984
    Assignee: Honeywell Inc.
    Inventors: Peter H. Van Sloun, James C. Hall