Patents by Inventor James Hall

James 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).

  • Publication number: 20130194687
    Abstract: A plastic mirror that includes a plastic substrate having a front surface, a hardcoating on the front surface, a reflective layer, and an intermediate zone between the hardcoating and the reflective layer, the intermediate zone including at least one layer formed from a material selected from the group consisting of metals and metalloids, oxides and nitrides of metals and metalloids, and carbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2010
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Co-Operative Research Centre For Advanced Automo tive Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Colin James Hall, Simon David Field, Kamil Zuber
  • Patent number: 8496176
    Abstract: A scanning apparatus and method for entering a user input into the apparatus uses a non-electrical control device having a target undersurface, which can be manually manipulated to a particular setting. The particular setting of the non-electrical control device is determined by processing an image of at least a portion of the target undersurface captured by a scan sensor of the scanning apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Marvell International Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: James A. Hall, Jr., Douglas G. Keithley
  • Publication number: 20130010320
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a scanning region and a user interface region adjacent to the scanning region. In the user interface, a first illuminated indicator corresponds to a function of the image forming apparatus. A light source is operable to illuminate an object in the scanning region. A first light conveying member is coupled to the illuminated indicator and operable to receive light from the light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: James A. Hall, JR., Douglas G. Keithley
  • Publication number: 20120307880
    Abstract: A system is provided for determining mixed-phased real time room equalization that employs crossover filters for splitting the incoming spectrum and also re-uses the cross-over filters in the equalization filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Ulrich Horbach, James Hall
  • Patent number: 8297509
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a scanning region and a user interface region adjacent to the scanning region. In the user interface, a first illuminated indicator corresponds to a function of the image forming apparatus. A light source is operable to illuminate an object in the scanning region. A first light conveying member is coupled to the illuminated indicator and operable to receive light from the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: James A. Hall, Jr., Douglas G. Keithley
  • Publication number: 20120234561
    Abstract: A dual wiper plug system having a first wiper including a first body having a first bore therethrough, and at least one wiper fin disposed around the body, a second wiper disposed axially above the first wiper, the second wiper including a second body having a second bore therethrough and a first shoulder formed on the inner surface of the second body, and at least one wiper fin disposed around the body, and a first collet ring coupled to the first wiper and including at least one collet finger extending axially upward, and a collet head disposed on an upper end of the collet finger and configured to engage the first shoulder of the second body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: James HALL, Cem MONUR
  • Patent number: 8269507
    Abstract: This invention describes a device for testing a surface mounted connector using a test probe assembly that utilizes a vacuum to force the test wires and the test probe's wire array into intimate contact with the connector to be tested. The wires are directed through a wire module assembly and have a wide spacing at one end, and a narrow spacing corresponding to the spacing required for the specific units to be tested at the opposite end. The wires are kept in contact with the unit under test by the use of spring loaded test connectors and vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: James Hall
  • Publication number: 20120108755
    Abstract: Branched polymers including multi-branched polymers, functionalized branched polymers, star-branched polymers, and dendigraft polymers. Methods for the synthesis of branched polymers and method for the use of branched polymers in tire components are also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher G. Robertson, Sandra Warren, James Hall, Georg G. A. Böhm, Mark Arigo, Steven Luo, Hiroshi Mouri, Jessica Kurasch, Noriko Mori
  • Patent number: 8119736
    Abstract: Branched polymers including multi-branched polymers, functionalized branched polymers, star-branched polymers, and dendigraft polymers. Methods for the synthesis of branched polymers and method for the use of branched polymers in tire components are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher G. Robertson, Sandra Warren, James Hall, Georg G. A. Böhm, Mark Arigo, Noriko Mori
  • Publication number: 20110291664
    Abstract: This invention describes a device for testing a surface mounted connector using a test probe assembly that utilizes a vacuum to force the test wires and the test probe's wire array into intimate contact with the connector to be tested. The wires are directed through a wire module assembly and have a wide spacing at one end, and a narrow spacing corresponding to the spacing required for the specific units to be tested at the opposite end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: James Hall
  • Patent number: 8058351
    Abstract: A process for producing low molecular weight polymers, the process comprising partially hydrogenating an unsaturated polymer to form a partially hydrogenated polymer, and reacting the partially hydrogenated polymer with an acyclic alkene in the presence of a metathesis catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: James Pawlow, James Hall, Jason Poulton
  • Patent number: 8057899
    Abstract: A nano-particle composition including a poly(alkenylbenzene) core and a poly (conjugated diene) or a poly(alkylene) surface layer is provided. The nano-particles have a mean average diameter less than about 100 nm. The nano-particles can be modified via, for example, hydrogenation or functionalization. The nano-particles can advantageously be incorporated into rubbers, elastomers, and thermoplastics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaorong Wang, Chenchy Jeffrey Lin, James Hall, Sandra Warren, James Krom, Hajime Kondo, Koichi Morita
  • Publication number: 20110203901
    Abstract: A parking meter assembly (10) including a base (11) that is to be fixed to or embedded in a ground surface, typically adjacent the curb that which a car is to be parked. The assembly (10) also includes a parking meter (13) having a front face (17) that includes a coin slot (25) a card slot (20) and a control panel (21). The parking meter (13) further includes a rear face (27) having a window aperture (28) that provides for the transmission of light to a solar panel (29) behind the aperture (28).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: IPS Group, Inc.
    Inventors: David William King, Murray David Kirby Hunter, Mathew James Hall, David Andrew Jones
  • Patent number: 7977555
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for modifying the frequency response of a wooden article by exciting the article with acoustic energy. Frequency response is the measure of a system's spectrum response at the output due to a signal of varying frequency (but constant amplitude) at its input. The acoustic energy includes at least one excitation frequency, a composite broadband frequency component, or a combination thereof, which is preferably in the audible spectrum (20 to 20,000 Hz). The use of acoustic energy from the remote source provides non-contact excitation of the wooden article. In one embodiment, the acoustic energy is at least one sound wave which comprises at least one resonant frequency of the wooden article, at least one acoustic mode of the wooden article, at least one discrete frequency, a broadband frequency component, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: James Hall, Daniel P. Hess
  • Publication number: 20110140713
    Abstract: Fuse driver circuits, fuse driver testing circuitry, and methods for testing the fuse driver circuits using the testing circuitry are described. In some embodiments, the fuse driver circuit can be made using a fuse, a NMOS transistor, and a PMOS transistor. The drain of the NMOS transistor can be connected to the negative end of the fuse. The source of the NMOS transistor can be connected to ground. The drain of the PMOS transistor can be connected to a positive end of the fuse. The NMOS and PMOS transistors provide enhanced robustness to the fuse driver circuit in both undervoltage and overvoltage conditions. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Snowdon, James Hall, William Robert Newberry, Roy Yarborough
  • Patent number: 7946009
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a vehicle suspension component, such as a helical coil spring, includes the step of rotating a first impeller to project ceramic peening media in a first direction toward the vehicle suspension component to peen a surface section of the vehicle suspension component. In one example, the vehicle suspension component is peened with metal peening media before peening with the ceramic peening media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignees: MSSC US, Saint-Gobain Centre de Recherche Et d'Etudes Europeen
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Dixon, James Hall, Ryan Versluis, Joseph A. Fader, Francois-Xavier Abadie
  • Publication number: 20110116642
    Abstract: A portable audio enhancement device is configured for enhancing audio signals, and may be utilized in an audio system. The audio system may include a portable audio source, the audio enhancement device, an audio playback device, and a loudspeaker. The audio enhancement device receives audio signals from the audio source and produces enhanced audio signals. The audio playback device receives the enhanced audio signals and outputs the enhanced audio signals to the loudspeaker for playback. Enhancement of the audio signals may be based on an analysis performed by the audio enhancement device by measuring sample audio signals derived from the sound outputted from the loudspeaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: James Hall, Andy Wehmeyer, Ulrich Horbach
  • Patent number: 7932457
    Abstract: A method of artificially aging a musical instrument is provided by placing the instrument in an enclosure, providing at least one electromechanical transducer proximate to the instrument and providing an electrical signal to the transducer. The transducer is a three-way speaker in a preferred embodiment. The method has particular utility wherein the instrument is a wooden, stringed instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: James Hall, Daniel P. Hess
  • Patent number: 7918568
    Abstract: A lid structure, apparatus and method for displaying graphical information uses beams of coherent light that are emitted in a scanning manner to project the beams of coherent light onto a display surface to form the graphical information on the display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Marvell International Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark D. Montierth, James A. Hall, Jr.
  • Patent number: D644505
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Temo, Inc.
    Inventor: James Hall