Patents by Inventor James Farmer

James Farmer 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: 20050074241
    Abstract: An optical fiber network can include an outdoor laser transceiver node that can be positioned in close proximity to the subscribers of an optical fiber network. The outdoor laser transceiver node does not require active cooling and heating devices that control the temperature surrounding the laser transceiver node. The laser transceiver node can adjust a subscriber's bandwidth on a subscription basis or on an as-needed basis. The laser transceiver node can also offer data bandwidth to the subscriber in preassigned increments. Additionally, the laser transceiver node lends itself to efficient upgrading that can be performed entirely on the network side. The laser transceiver node can also provide high speed symmetrical data transmission. Further, the laser transceiver node can utilize off-the-shelf hardware to generate optical signals such as Fabry-Perot (F-P) laser transmitters, distributed feed back lasers (DFB), or vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2004
    Publication date: April 7, 2005
    Applicant: Wave7 Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: James Farmer, John Kenny, Patrick Quinn, Thomas Tighe, Paul Whittlesey, Emmanuel Vella
  • Publication number: 20040244271
    Abstract: The Bait Buddy is a portable lightweight device with several separated compartments. The Bait Buddy is used to store bait for fisherman while outdoors, an example of bait would be night crawlers, dillies, bee moth, mealworms, salmon eggs, power bait, chicken livers and etc. The Bait Buddy is intended but not limited to carrying bait for just fisherman. Hunters could carry different types of animal urine and several different animal scents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventors: James A. Farmer, James Buarn Farmer
  • Publication number: 20040236199
    Abstract: A tamper proof transdermal alcohol content monitoring device is made up of analog and digital sides which are securely attached to the human subject to be monitored. The analog side has a sampling circuit which draws a measured insensible skin perspiration sample from the skin of the subject and measured with an electrochemical fuel cell. A distance measurement of the device from the skin of the subject and skin temperature of the subject are monitored along with the transdermal alcohol content, and converted to digital signals which are transmitted to a modem when the monitor is in proximity to the modem. The signals are stored in the modem and uploaded to a central monitoring station. Automatic alerts may be sent from the central monitoring station to a supervising agency. The supervising agency may also access the information through secured dedicated websites via the Internet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott Hawthorne, Brian Kirby Phillips, Michael Leonard Iiams, William James Roushey, Nolan James Farmer
  • Patent number: 6587012
    Abstract: An apparatus (7) for switching from a first pilot signal and a second pilot signal on a system transporting a plurality of signals. A tuner (30) receives the signals and provides an output signal to a loop compensation circuit (26). The tuner includes a bandpass filter (22) for removing signals other than the selected pilot signal from the output of the tuner. The output of the bandpass filter is provided to a detector circuit (24, 25). The output of the detector is compared with a reference signal (28) by the loop compensation circuit (28). A microcontroller (39) sends a tuning command to the tuner which causes the tuner to switch from tuning to the first pilot signal to tuning to the second pilot signal and also sends a new reference voltage to the loop compensation circuit. Thus, if the input signal changes from analog to digital modulation on the pilot channel, the set-point, or target level of the reference signal, will automatically change to provide the correct value for operation of the circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: ARRIS International, Inc.
    Inventors: James Farmer, John J. Kenny, John S. Hollabaugh, Calvin W. Stover
  • Patent number: 5177787
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an improved scrambler capable of self-calibrating output signals. In one embodiment, the scrambler provides an encoded signal along separate signal pulses. A portion of one signal is made to correspond to a portion of another signal to thereby self-calibrate the signals. Also, portions of the incoming video signal are forced to correspond with internally generated voltage level signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1993
    Assignee: Scientific-Atlanta, Inc
    Inventors: William T. Murphy, James Farmer, Lamar West, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4888799
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an inversion scrambler and unscrambler having pseudo-randomly controlled polarity-reversing switches to invert and re-invert, respectively, an audio signal so as to restrict the intelligent dissemination of the audio signal. To improve security of the scrambled signal, the audio signal is concealed prior to scrambling. Concealment includes clamping the original audio signal to a predetermined value and optionally offsetting this clamped signal prior to scrambling. The concealed signal is scrambled by inverting contiguous portions of the signal at pseudo-random intervals, accomplished by a polarity-reversing switching network controlled by a pseudo-random code generator. Upon unscrambling, artifacts will appear at the inversion points of the unscrambling signal, due to bandwidth limitations inherent in any transmission path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1989
    Assignee: Scientific Atlanta, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph G. Mobley, Anatoly Kozushin, Saeed Baher, Steve Addison, Howard Paulk, James Farmer
  • Patent number: 4792848
    Abstract: A cable television system is disclosed wherein a subscriber can select a program to view at the last minute and pay for only those programs that are viewed. The system includes a plurality of remote taps which are operative to receive the television signals from a headend office and either supply or deny certain of those signals to a subscriber at his request. The taps will transmit billing information regarding the programs supplied to the subscriber along the cable. At the end of the cable or at other predetermined locations the signals from a plurality of taps are collected and either stored or recovered by the headend. The transmission can be accomplished using a modem or a dedicated wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1988
    Assignee: Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Nussrallah, James Farmer