Patents by Inventor James Finn

James Finn 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: 7457543
    Abstract: Systems and methods use single-fiber optical add/drop multiplexers (OADMs) to enable bi-directional data transmission in WDM systems over a single fiber. By reducing the required capacity for an optical network from dual fibers to a single fiber, significant cost and bandwidth efficiencies are achieved. The systems and methods also provide redundancy protection in single-fiber bidirectional line ring systems. In the event of a downstream fiber or device failure, the OADM module receives a signal on a first wavelength from a first direction, shifts the signal from the first wavelength to a second wavelength, and sends the signal back down the fiber it originated from on the second wavelength, thus maintaining the propagation of the signal in the ring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Finisar Corporation
    Inventors: James Finn Aldridge, Frank Levinson, Johnny Zhong, Steve Wang
  • Publication number: 20080152405
    Abstract: A fuser member suited to use in a fusing apparatus of an electrostatographic image rendering device includes a substrate and an outer layer over the substrate. The outer layer includes a matrix material and filler particles dispersed in the matrix material. At least some of the filler particles are formed from diamond, which may provide improved wear of the fuser member and may also provide the layer with improved thermal conductivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventors: Alan Richard Kuntz, Patrick James Finn, Joy Lynn Longhenry, Richard P. Carney
  • Patent number: 7389017
    Abstract: Multiple dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) signals are superimposed on a single channel of a multiplexed signal in a coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM) system. The DWDM signals may be superimposed on the CWDM spectrum in a metro area network that has legacy optical components that are otherwise designed for use with CWDM signals. This system increases the data transmission rates that can be achieved over an existing network that has less expensive CWDM optical components. The system also provides a scalable solution for increasing data transmission capacity in new networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Finisar Corporation
    Inventor: James Finn Aldridge
  • Publication number: 20080100496
    Abstract: A System and Method for Person or Object Position Location Utilizing Impulse Radio, comprising a plurality of reference impulse radios; an object or person to be tracked having a mobile impulse radio associated therewith; an architecture with an associated positioning algorithm associated with said plurality of impulse radio reference radios and said mobile impulse radio; and display means for displaying the position of the person or object whose position is to be determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Applicant: Time Domain Corporation
    Inventors: James Richards, Larry Fullerton, Donald Kelly, David Meigs, Timothy Payment, James Finn, William Tucker, William Welch
  • Publication number: 20080100495
    Abstract: A System and Method for Person or Object Position Location Utilizing Impulse Radio, comprising a plurality of reference impulse radios; an object or person to be tracked having a mobile impulse radio associated therewith; an architecture with an associated positioning algorithm associated with said plurality of impulse radio reference radios and said mobile impulse radio; and display means for displaying the position of the person or object whose position is to be determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Applicant: Time Domain Corporatin
    Inventors: James Richards, Larry Fullerton, Donald Kelly, David Meigs, Timothy Payment, James Finn, William Tucker, William Welch
  • Publication number: 20080101329
    Abstract: A System and Method for Person or Object Position Location Utilizing Impulse Radio, comprising a plurality of reference impulse radios; an object or person to be tracked having a mobile impulse radio associated therewith; an architecture with an associated positioning algorithm associated with said plurality of impulse radio reference radios and said mobile impulse radio; and display means for displaying the position of the person or object whose position is to be determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Applicant: Time Domain Corporation
    Inventors: James Richards, Larry Fullerton, Donald Kelly, David Meigs, Timothy Payment, James Finn, William Tucker, William Welch
  • Publication number: 20080059485
    Abstract: This document provides systems and methods for entering and retrieving data. For example, systems and methods that can allow providers to enter information about available (e.g., assignable or licensable) intellectual property into a searchable database accessible to users having an interest in buying or licensing intellectual property are provided. In addition, systems and methods that can allow users to search for specific intellectual property opportunities in a quick and efficient manner are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventor: James Finn
  • Publication number: 20080042845
    Abstract: A System and Method for Person or Object Position Location Utilizing Impulse Radio, comprising a plurality of reference impulse radios; an object or person to be tracked having a mobile impulse radio associated therewith; an architecture with an associated positioning algorithm associated with said plurality of impulse radio reference radios and said mobile impulse radio; and display means for displaying the position of the person or object whose position is to be determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: Time Domain Corporation
    Inventors: James Richards, Larry Fullerton, Donald Kelly, David Meigs, Timothy Payment, James Finn, William Tucker, William Welch
  • Publication number: 20080036599
    Abstract: A System and Method for Person or Object Position Location Utilizing Impulse Radio, comprising a plurality of reference impulse radios; an object or person to be tracked having a mobile impulse radio associated therewith; an architecture with an associated positioning algorithm associated with said plurality of impulse radio reference radios and said mobile impulse radio; and display means for displaying the position of the person or object whose position is to be determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Applicant: Time Domain Corporation
    Inventors: James Richards, Larry Fullerton, David Meigs, William Welch, Donald Kelly, Timothy Payment, James Finn, William Tucker
  • Patent number: 7275472
    Abstract: A bolt assembly for a direct gas firearm includes a plurality of sealing rings. In an embodiment, there are three rings with ring gaps cut at about a 45 degree angle and the middle ring is flipped so that the angle of the gap of the middle ring is approximately 90 degrees from the angle of the gap of the two outer rings. In an embodiment, the angle of the ring gap of at least one of the plurality of sealing rings is between 0 and 90 degrees and the ring is configured so that the ring gap is minimized once the ring is installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Rock River Arms, Inc.
    Inventor: James Finn
  • Patent number: 7219462
    Abstract: A receiver is configured to receiver a tabbed magazine. The receiver includes a receiver well having a slot configured to accept the tab on the tabbed magazine. In operation, the tabbed magazine can be inserted into the receiver well without having to rotate the tabbed magazine into the receiver well. A magazine catch engages a locking feature in a rib of the tabbed magazine so as to support the tabbed magazine in the receiver well. Once the tabbed magazine is empty, the tabbed magazine can be ejected by pressing a magazine release button without the need to rock the tabbed magazine out of the receiver well. The magazine release button can be configured to allow the user to eject the tabbed magazine by pressing the magazine release button on either side of the receiver. Once a loaded tabbed magazine is placed into the receiver well, the user can press a bolt stop button to release a bolt stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Rock River Arms, Inc.
    Inventor: James Finn
  • Publication number: 20060135149
    Abstract: A virtual wireless local area network system and method utilizing impulse radio wherein transmission rates (bit rates) can vary according to the impulse radio transmission quality (signal to noise ratio) and wherein the position of the user can be determined and said user can be directed to an area of greater transmission rates and wherein a plurality of impulse radio portals can be utilized and switched between to maintain high levels of transmission rates while a user is moving within a predetermined area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2006
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Inventors: Larry Fullerton, James Finn
  • Publication number: 20050254354
    Abstract: A system and method for information assimilation and functionality control based on positioning information obtained by impulse radio techniques, which utilizes the position information and communication abilities inherent in impulse radio technology to correlate position information of an entrant into a predetermined area with information about the entrant to accomplish a multitude of functionalities and assimilate information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Publication date: November 17, 2005
    Applicant: Time Domain Corporation
    Inventors: Elise Taylor, James Finn
  • Publication number: 20050241846
    Abstract: The EZ-LB is an electrical Conduit elbow in which conductors are pulled from one location to another location through the LB fitting at 90 degree angles toward each other. The design of the EZ-LB is for easier installation of conductors, consisting of a wider opening on the main body of the fitting. Allowing the conductors being installed to have a larger sending radius while being pulled through the fitting. The EZ-LB cover is secured weather tight when installed on the main body, using an interlocking lip and a grooved edge on both the cover and main body and only needing 1 screw to deem it tamper proof and secured to the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2004
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Inventors: James Finn, John Schatz, Robert Dew
  • Patent number: 6961773
    Abstract: A managed services platform. An applications management server is provided for managing relationships with application service providers and others over a wide area network such as the Internet. The applications management server interfaces with a master database server and the servers of one or more application service providers, or other entities, to facilitate selection and deselection of applications, services, and capabilities that may be available for use by the information technology network of a company.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: eSoft, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Charles Hartman, John Elton Dietrich, II, Jeffrey James Finn, Rodney Dean Holm
  • Publication number: 20050183310
    Abstract: A receiver is configured to receiver a tabbed magazine. The receiver includes a receiver well having a slot configured to accept the tab on the tabbed magazine. In operation, the tabbed magazine can be inserted into the receiver well without having to rotate the tabbed magazine into the receiver well. A magazine catch engages a locking feature in a rib of the tabbed magazine so as to support the tabbed magazine in the receiver well. Once the tabbed magazine is empty, the tabbed magazine can be ejected by pressing a magazine release button without the need to rock the tabbed magazine out of the receiver well. The magazine release button can be configured to allow the user to eject the tabbed magazine by pressing the magazine release button on either side of the receiver. Once a loaded tabbed magazine is placed into the receiver well, the user can press a bolt stop button to release a bolt stop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2004
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Applicant: Rock River Arms, Inc.
    Inventor: James Finn
  • Publication number: 20050183317
    Abstract: A firearm includes a receiver further including a trigger and a trigger guard. The trigger guard comprises a first end and a second end. The first end is configured to mount to a first arm and a second arm of the receiver and is further configured so that a portion of the trigger guard extends below the first and second arm. The second end is configured to mount to a third and forth arm of the receiver. The first end and the second end extend at angles so as to provide additional room for the user's finger in the enclosure surrounding the trigger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2004
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Applicant: Rock River Arms, Inc.
    Inventor: James Finn
  • Publication number: 20050018640
    Abstract: A virtual wireless local area network system and method utilizing impulse radio wherein transmission rates (bit rates) can vary according to the impulse radio transmission quality (signal to noise ratio) and wherein the position of the user can be determined and said user can be directed to an area of greater transmission rates and wherein a plurality of impulse radio portals can be utilized and switched between to maintain high levels of transmission rates while a user is moving within a predetermined area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2004
    Publication date: January 27, 2005
    Inventors: Larry Fullerton, James Finn
  • Publication number: 20040247322
    Abstract: Multiple dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) signals are superimposed on a single channel of a multiplexed signal in a coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM) system. The DWDM signals may be superimposed on the CWDM spectrum in a metro area network that has legacy optical components that are otherwise designed for use with CWDM signals. This system increases the data transmission rates that can be achieved over an existing network that has less expensive CWDM optical components. The system also provides a scalable solution for increasing data transmission capacity in new networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventor: James Finn Aldridge
  • Publication number: 20040203697
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ultra wideband wireless, voice-activated remote control device for controlling an electronic device having voice control circuitry. A short-range ultra wideband wireless data and voice communication link is established between the remote control device and the electronic device. To activate voice control circuitry in the electronic device, a user supplies an input to the remote control device. In response to the user input, ultra wideband wireless link circuitry within the remote control device sends a control signal via ultra wideband techniques, for example an AT command transmitted through the ether using ultra wideband technology, to the electronic device. The electronic device receives the control signal and transmits a control signal indicating the status of the electronic device. Once the voice control circuitry is activated, the user provides a voice command to the remote control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2002
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Inventor: James Finn