Patents by Inventor James E. Wright

James E. Wright 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: 11105851
    Abstract: A microcontroller comprises a plurality of digital peripheral blocks and a direct memory access (DMA) controller coupled thereto. The plurality of digital peripheral blocks includes a digital peripheral block that is configured to issue a DMA request. Upon receipt of the DMA request, the DMA controller is configured to retrieve configuration information and to write the configuration information to a configuration register associated with a circuit element of the microcontroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Harold Kutz, Timothy John Williams, Bert Sullam, Warren S. Snyder, James H. Shutt, Bruce E. Byrkett, Monte Mar, Eashwar Thiagarajan, Nathan Wayne Kohagen, David G. Wright, Mark E Hastings, Dennis R. Seguine
  • Patent number: 10139944
    Abstract: A stand alone input device can be a touch pad that provides touch inputs to an associated computing device. The input device can include a wedge-shaped base defining an inner cavity, a touch plate having a touch surface disposed over the inner cavity and configured to accept a touch input, cantilevered beams coupled to the wedge-shaped base and the touch plate and configured to deliver a force from the touch input, a haptic generator coupled to the cantilevered beams and configured to generate a haptic output in response to the touch input, an antenna component integrated within a wall of the wedge-shaped base and an antenna resonance cavity located within the inner cavity, and a switch assembly including a sliding component having a pin through a wedge-shaped base wall and a switch beam having a protrusion that engages multiple recesses located at a detent region on the sliding component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Wright, Peteris K. Augenbergs, Jerzy S. Guterman, William J. Schmidt, Jack B. Rector, III
  • Patent number: 9928950
    Abstract: A polarized electromagnetic actuator includes a movable armature, a stator, and at least one coil wrapped around the stator. At least one permanent magnet is disposed over the stator. When a current is applied to the at least one coil, the at least one coil is configured to reduce a magnetic flux of at least one permanent magnet in one direction and increase a magnetic flux of at least one permanent magnet in another direction. The movable armature moves in the direction of the increased magnetic flux.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholaus Ian Lubinski, James E. Wright, Jonah A. Harley, John M. Brock, Keith J. Hendren, Storrs T. Hoen
  • Patent number: 9745055
    Abstract: A method of isolating vibrations between vibrating bodies includes determining a pressure differential between a first fluid chamber and a second fluid chamber of a liquid inertia vibration eliminator (LIVE) unit, and selectively injecting fluid into or withdrawing fluid from the LIVE unit based on the pressure differential. A system for isolating vibrations between bodies includes a vibration isolator including fluid, a fluid regulator valve in fluid communication with the vibration isolator to selectively flow fluid through the vibration isolator, a pressurized fluid source in fluid communication with the fluid regulator to supply fluid to the fluid regulator, a controller in signal communication with the fluid regulator to control fluid flow between the fluid regulation valve and the vibration isolator, and at least one sensor in signal communication with the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC.
    Inventors: David E. Heverly, II, Taeoh Lee, Michael R. Smith, James E. Wright
  • Publication number: 20170068373
    Abstract: A stand alone input device can be a touch pad that provides touch inputs to an associated computing device. The input device can include a wedge-shaped base defining an inner cavity, a touch plate having a touch surface disposed over the inner cavity and configured to accept a touch input, cantilevered beams coupled to the wedge-shaped base and the touch plate and configured to deliver a force from the touch input, a haptic generator coupled to the cantilevered beams and configured to generate a haptic output in response to the touch input, an antenna component integrated within a wall of the wedge-shaped base and an antenna resonance cavity located within the inner cavity, and a switch assembly including a sliding component having a pin through a wedge-shaped base wall and a switch beam having a protrusion that engages multiple recesses located at a detent region on the sliding component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: James E. WRIGHT, Peteris K. AUGENBERGS, Jerzy S. GUTERMAN, William J. SCHMIDT, Jack B. RECTOR, III
  • Publication number: 20160280363
    Abstract: A method of isolating vibrations between vibrating bodies includes determining a pressure differential between a first fluid chamber and a second fluid chamber of a liquid inertia vibration eliminator (LIVE) unit, and selectively injecting fluid into or withdrawing fluid from the LIVE unit based on the pressure differential. A system for isolating vibrations between bodies includes a vibration isolator including fluid, a fluid regulator valve in fluid communication with the vibration isolator to selectively flow fluid through the vibration isolator, a pressurized fluid source in fluid communication with the fluid regulator to supply fluid to the fluid regulator, a controller in signal communication with the fluid regulator to control fluid flow between the fluid regulation valve and the vibration isolator, and at least one sensor in signal communication with the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: David E. Heverly, II, Taeoh Lee, Michael R. Smith, James E. Wright
  • Publication number: 20160233012
    Abstract: A polarized electromagnetic actuator includes a movable armature, a stator, and at least one coil wrapped around the stator. At least one permanent magnet is disposed over the stator. When a current is applied to the at least one coil, the at least one coil is configured to reduce a magnetic flux of at least one permanent magnet in one direction and increase a magnetic flux of at least one permanent magnet in another direction. The movable armature moves in the direction of the increased magnetic flux.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholaus Ian Lubinski, James E. Wright, Jonah A. Harley, John M. Brock, Keith J. Hendren, Storrs T. Hoen
  • Publication number: 20160188010
    Abstract: A force sensing input device (such as a force sensing mouse) includes at least one force sensor and at least one top portion movably connected to at least one bottom portion. When a force is applied to the top portion, the top portion exerts pressure on the force sensor. The force sensor obtains force data based upon the pressure. The amount of force applied to the top portion, within a range of force amounts, is determined from at least the force data. In this way, a broader range of inputs may be receivable from the force sensing input device as compared to input devices that merely detect whether or not a button or similar element has been pushed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: James E. Wright, Keith J. Hendren
  • Publication number: 20160103530
    Abstract: A two-layer cover with a compressible layer separating first and second layers. In some cases, capacitive sensing between the first and second layers can determine both touch locations and applied force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Omar Sze Leung, Jonah A. Harley, James E. Wright, Craig Christopher Leong, Kristina A. Babiarz
  • Patent number: 9304587
    Abstract: A force sensing input device (such as a force sensing mouse) includes at least one force sensor and at least one top portion movably connected to at least one bottom portion. When a force is applied to the top portion, the top portion exerts pressure on the force sensor. The force sensor obtains force data based upon the pressure. The amount of force applied to the top portion, within a range of force amounts, is determined from at least the force data. In this way, a broader range of inputs may be receivable from the force sensing input device as compared to input devices that merely detect whether or not a button or similar element has been pushed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Wright, Keith J. Hendren
  • Publication number: 20140225832
    Abstract: A force sensing input device (such as a force sensing mouse) includes at least one force sensor and at least one top portion movably connected to at least one bottom portion. When a force is applied to the top portion, the top portion exerts pressure on the force sensor. The force sensor obtains force data based upon the pressure. The amount of force applied to the top portion, within a range of force amounts, is determined from at least the force data. In this way, a broader range of inputs may be receivable from the force sensing input device as compared to input devices that merely detect whether or not a button or similar element has been pushed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Wright, Keith J. Hendren
  • Publication number: 20140085253
    Abstract: A touch device including a force sensor disposed between capacitive sensing structures, so both touch and force sensing occur capacitively using device drivers in rows and columns. A dual-layer cover glass, with gel adhesive separating first and second CG layers, so capacitive sensing between the first and second CG layers can determine both touch locations and applied force. The first and second CG layers include a compressible material having a Poisson's ratio of less than approximately 0.48, the force sensor being embedded therein, or disposed between the first and second CG layers. Applied force is detected using capacitive detection of depression of the first CG layer. Depression is responsive to compressible features smaller than optical wavelengths, so those features are substantially invisible to users. Alternatively, the compressible features may be large enough to be seen by a user, but made substantially invisible through the use of a fluid or other element filling spaces between the features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Omar Sze Leung, Jonah A. Harley, James E. Wright, Craig Christopher Leong, Kristina A. Babiarz
  • Publication number: 20140085247
    Abstract: A touch device including a force sensor disposed between capacitive sensing structures, so both touch and force sensing occur capacitively using device drivers in rows and columns. A dual-layer cover glass, with gel adhesive separating first and second CG layers, so capacitive sensing between the first and second CG layers can determine both touch locations and applied force. The first and second CG layers include a compressible material having a Poisson's ratio of less than approximately 0.48, the force sensor being embedded therein, or disposed between the first and second CG layers. Applied force is detected using capacitive detection of depression of the first CG layer. Depression is responsive to compressible features smaller than optical wavelengths, so those features are substantially invisible to users. Alternatively, the compressible features may be large enough to be seen by a user, but made substantially invisible through the use of a fluid or other element filling spaces between the features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Omar Sze Leung, Jonah A. Harley, James E. Wright, Craig Christopher Leong, Kristina A. Babiarz
  • Patent number: 7802485
    Abstract: Arrangements for withdrawing carefully controlled samples from an active flue gas source are disclosed. A testing assembly is provided for connection to downstream processing equipment to obtain a sample from a gas stream. Included is a probe, a flexible sample line and a coupler joining the probe and the flexible sample line. At least one externally controlled or self-regulating heating cable is put in heating communication with the flexible line. A receptacle engaging the coupler is also provided for positioning the probe with respect to the flue gas source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Clean Air Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Wright, Daniel J. Rybarski, Volker Schmid
  • Publication number: 20100206093
    Abstract: Arrangements for withdrawing carefully controlled samples from an active flue gas source are disclosed. A testing assembly is provided for connection to downstream processing equipment to obtain a sample from a gas stream. Included is a probe, a flexible sample line and a coupler joining the probe and the flexible sample line. At least one externally controlled or self-regulating heating cable is put in heating communication with the flexible line. A receptacle engaging the coupler is also provided for positioning the probe with respect to the flue gas source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: James E. Wright, Daniel J. Rybarski, Volker Schmid
  • Publication number: 20090084198
    Abstract: Arrangements for withdrawing carefully controlled samples from an active flue gas source are disclosed. A testing assembly is provided for connection to downstream processing equipment to obtain a sample from a gas stream. Included is a probe, a flexible sample line and a coupler joining the probe and the flexible sample line. At least one externally controlled or self-regulating heating cable is put in heating communication with the flexible line. A receptacle engaging the coupler is also provided for positioning the probe with respect to the flue gas source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventors: James E. Wright, Daniel J. Rybarski, Volker Schmid
  • Publication number: 20090084199
    Abstract: A quick-change probe, cartridge and method of their use are provided for obtaining a sample from a gas stream. A cartridge containing a sample insert is removably inserted within a hollow channel of an outer housing. The sample insert, removably received within the cartridge, has a first end with a gas inlet and a second end for connection to downstream processing equipment. A externally controlled or self-regulating heating cable, thermal sensor and a thermal insulator are disposed within the probe. The sample insert may be withdrawn from the cartridge, or the cartridge with the sample insert included, may be withdrawn from the probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventors: James E. Wright, Daniel J. Rybarski
  • Patent number: 6868769
    Abstract: A rocket assisted payload launch system includes a heavy gauge metal shipping container that houses an array of containerized concentric launch tubes, or canisters. Spacers on each containerized concentric launch tube contact the adjacent tubes and retain the centers of the tubes a predetermined distance apart, and in a vertical orientation. A missile including rocket assisted payload (RAP) can be inserted into the open upper end of each tube, which also has a curved, closed bottom end. Umbilical cords are connected to each tube for providing target location information to the missile placed therein. A sequence controller selects the rocket assisted payload to be fired, and initiates the firing sequence by delivering power, via the umbilical cord, to the selected missile. The sequence controller may be manually operated, or may be operated, automatically, via a datalink, in the preferred mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Inventor: James E. Wright
  • Publication number: 20020091679
    Abstract: A method of searching and displaying information from searches that allows users to rapidly determine the most useful search objects. The method includes determining target objects linked to by objects in a search set, and displaying information about the links between objects in the search set and/or from objects in the search set to objects outside of the search set. Displays may include 2D or 3D displays or graphs of object representations, which may be formatted in independently displayable layers. Display attributes such as color, size, shape, and position may be used to convey metadata about displayed objects and/or links.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2001
    Publication date: July 11, 2002
    Inventor: James E. Wright
  • Patent number: 5670145
    Abstract: The present invention relates to liquid formulations containing pheromones, in particular sex pheromones of insects, as an active ingredient, supported by an inert liquid material whereby a film-forming resin is formed on the surface of the liquid material when exposed to oxygen. The liquid pheromone formulations may be sprayed onto the leaves of plants and cured in situ on the leaves. The cured pheromone formulation is capable of controlled release of the pheromone over a period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Assignee: Troy Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventor: James E. Wright