Patents by Inventor James L. Bailey

James L. Bailey 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: 9060223
    Abstract: An audio signal processing method and circuitry that processes an input audio signal by filtering the input audio signal with a high pass filter to produce a filtered audio signal, which is input to a compressor. A first intermediate audio signal is produced based on the compressor output signal. The filtered audio signal is also input to a harmonics generator that produces harmonics of the filtered audio signal. A second intermediate audio signal is produced based on such harmonics. A third intermediate signal is produced based upon the input audio signal. An output audio signal is produced by combining the first intermediate audio signal, the second intermediate audio signal and the third intermediate audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: APHEX, LLC
    Inventor: James L. Bailey
  • Patent number: 8882973
    Abstract: Embodiments include a cathode power distribution system and/or method of using the same for power distribution. The cathode power distribution system includes a plurality of cathode assemblies. Each cathode assembly of the plurality of cathode assemblies includes a plurality of cathode rods. The system also includes a plurality of bus bars configured to distribute current to each of the plurality of cathode assemblies. The plurality of bus bars include a first bus bar configured to distribute the current to first ends of the plurality of cathode assemblies and a second bus bar configured to distribute the current to second ends of the plurality of cathode assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Williamson, Stanley G. Wiedmeyer, Eugene R. Koehl, James L. Bailey, James L. Willit, Laurel A. Barnes, Robert J. Blaskovitz
  • Publication number: 20140254827
    Abstract: An audio signal processing method and circuitry that processes an input audio signal by filtering the input audio signal with a high pass filter to produce a filtered audio signal, which is input to a compressor. A first intermediate audio signal is produced based on the compressor output signal. The filtered audio signal is also input to a harmonics generator that produces harmonics of the filtered audio signal. A second intermediate audio signal is produced based on such harmonics. A third intermediate signal is produced based upon the input audio signal. An output audio signal is produced by combining the first intermediate audio signal, the second intermediate audio signal and the third intermediate audio signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: APHEX, LLC
    Inventor: James L. Bailey
  • Patent number: 8771482
    Abstract: An electrolytic oxide reduction system according to a non-limiting embodiment of the present invention may include a plurality of anode assemblies and an anode shroud for each of the anode assemblies. The anode shroud may be used to dilute, cool, and/or remove off-gas from the electrolytic oxide reduction system. The anode shroud may include a body portion having a tapered upper section that includes an apex. The body portion may have an inner wall that defines an off-gas collection cavity. A chimney structure may extend from the apex of the upper section and be connected to the off-gas collection cavity of the body portion. The chimney structure may include an inner tube within an outer tube. Accordingly, a sweep gas/cooling gas may be supplied down the annular space between the inner and outer tubes, while the off-gas may be removed through an exit path defined by the inner tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas LLC
    Inventors: James L. Bailey, Laurel A. Barnes, Stanley G. Wiedmeyer, Mark A. Williamson, James L. Willit
  • Publication number: 20130161198
    Abstract: Embodiments include a cathode power distribution system and/or method of using the same for power distribution. The cathode power distribution system includes a plurality of cathode assemblies. Each cathode assembly of the plurality of cathode assemblies includes a plurality of cathode rods. The system also includes a plurality of bus bars configured to distribute current to each of the plurality of cathode assemblies. The plurality of bus bars include a first bus bar configured to distribute the current to first ends of the plurality of cathode assemblies and a second bus bar configured to distribute the current to second ends of the plurality of cathode assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: GE-HITACHI NUCLEAR ENERGY AMERICAS LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Williamson, Stanley G. Wiedmeyer, Eugene R. Koehl, James L. Bailey, James L. Willit, Laurel A. Barnes, Robert J. Blaskovitz
  • Publication number: 20120160668
    Abstract: An electrolytic oxide reduction system according to a non-limiting embodiment of the present invention may include a plurality of anode assemblies and an anode shroud for each of the anode assemblies. The anode shroud may be used to dilute, cool, and/or remove off-gas from the electrolytic oxide reduction system. The anode shroud may include a body portion having a tapered upper section that includes an apex. The body portion may have an inner wall that defines an off-gas collection cavity. A chimney structure may extend from the apex of the upper section and be connected to the off-gas collection cavity of the body portion. The chimney structure may include an inner tube within an outer tube. Accordingly, a sweep gas/cooling gas may be supplied down the annular space between the inner and outer tubes, while the off-gas may be removed through an exit path defined by the inner tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: GE-HITACHI NUCLEAR ENERGY AMERICAS LLC
    Inventors: James L. Bailey, Laurel A. Barnes, Stanley G. Wiedmeyer, Mark A. Williamson, James L. Willit
  • Patent number: 7564208
    Abstract: A system for controlling an electric motor comprises, in one embodiment, an encoder; a central processor in communication with said encoder; a module processor in communication with said central processor; feedback circuitry in communication with said module processor, wherein said encoder is an electronic device that provides rotor and stator positional information to said central processor, and further comprising a user interface in communication with said central processor, wherein said user interface enables a user to select preferred operational parameters for an electric motor. Another embodiment comprises a method for controlling an electric motor, comprising: determining rotor position based on data received from an encoder; determining how to energize stator coils; directing a power module to provide appropriate current to appropriate coils; and monitoring rotor response, wherein determining how to energize stator coils comprises consulting a look-up table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Xidem, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Bailey, Kyle J. Bunch
  • Patent number: 7248006
    Abstract: A system for controlling an electric motor comprises, in one embodiment, an encoder; a central processor in communication with said encoder; a module processor in communication with said central processor; feedback circuitry in communication with said module processor, wherein said encoder is an electronic device that provides rotor and stator positional information to said central processor, and further comprising a user interface in communication with said central processor, wherein said user interface enables a user to select preferred operational parameters for an electric motor. Another embodiment comprises a method for controlling an electric motor, comprising: determining rotor position based on data received from an encoder; determining how to energize stator coils; directing a power module to provide appropriate current to appropriate coils; and monitoring rotor response, wherein determining how to energize stator coils comprises consulting a look-up table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: XIDEM, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Bailey, Kyle J. Bunch
  • Publication number: 20040124796
    Abstract: A system for controlling an electric motor comprises, in one embodiment, an encoder; a central processor in communication with said encoder; a module processor in communication with said central processor; feedback circuitry in communication with said module processor, wherein said encoder is an electronic device that provides rotor and stator positional information to said central processor, and further comprising a user interface in communication with said central processor, wherein said user interface enables a user to select preferred operational parameters for an electric motor. Another embodiment comprises a method for controlling an electric motor, comprising: determining rotor position based on data received from an encoder; determining how to energize stator coils; directing a power module to provide appropriate current to appropriate coils; and monitoring rotor response, wherein determining how to energize stator coils comprises consulting a look-up table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventors: James L. Bailey, Kyle J. Bunch
  • Publication number: 20030045326
    Abstract: A computer port is used to power a wireless transmission of audio signals from a sound card of a personal computer to a home entertainment system for high fidelity sound production. The computer port comprises any computer port that provides power. The computer port is used to power a FM transmitter that is connected to an audio output of a sound card of a personal computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2001
    Publication date: March 6, 2003
    Inventor: James L. Bailey
  • Patent number: 5803745
    Abstract: A system and method is shown for exercising a user's motor skills and concentration, comprising, in combination, a controller for providing a plurality of visual images and sounds, a first sensor for providing an input to the controller when activated by a hand on a selected right or left side of the user, a second sensor for providing an input to the controller when activated by a foot on the selected side of the user, a third sensor for providing an input to the controller when activated by a hand located opposite the selected side, and a fourth sensor for providing an input to the controller when activated by a foot located opposite the selected side. The system displays a plurality of visual images where each visual image contains four separate quadrants corresponding to the first, second, third, and fourth sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Assignee: 1-O-X Corporation
    Inventors: Edward J. Kozak, James L. Bailey, John W. Quinley
  • Patent number: 4919332
    Abstract: A diaphragm type riser for an irrigation sprinkler including a coil compression spring that acts against the diaphragm for urging the riser to its retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Assignee: James L. Bailey
    Inventor: James L. Bailey
  • Patent number: 4918617
    Abstract: A neural-model-architectural, layered, multidirectional-feed computational system wherein plural groups of computational (connection) nodes are organized by broadcast bus structures into plural, partially overlapping broadcast regions. This organization allows for selective, simultaneous, multidirectional broadcast communication between the groups of nodes in forward, rearward and lateral overlapping regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Assignee: Oregon Graduate Center
    Inventors: Daniel W. Hammerstrom, James L. Bailey
  • Patent number: 4848147
    Abstract: A thermal transient anemometer having a thermocouple probe which is utilized to measure the change in temperature over a period of time to provide a measure of fluid flow velocity. The thermocouple probe is located in the fluid flow path and pulsed to heat or cool the probe. The cooling of the heated probe or the heating of the cooled probe from the fluid flow over a period of time is measured to determine the fluid flow velocity. The probe is desired to be locally heated near the tip to increase the efficiency of devices incorporating the probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Inventors: James L. Bailey, Josip Vresk
  • Patent number: 4834290
    Abstract: An improved riser for a pop up sprinkler system wherein the riser is supported by a single flexible diaphragm relative to the supporting housing and an elastic rope acts as the return member for the riser and holds the riser in a vertical position when extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1989
    Inventor: James L. Bailey
  • Patent number: 4796199
    Abstract: A neural-model computational method and architecture structure based on connectionism featuring broadcast-hierarchical, locality-of-communication-dominant operation. According to the hierarchical nature of the invention, the system thereof is organized into plural communication levels, wherein what might be thought of as a lower level handles all communications that take place solely on that level, and what might be thought of as a higher level handles "long-distance" communications interlevel. Communication takes place in what is referred to herein as a braodcast manner in the sense that a communicating source broadcasts its communication simultaneously to the entirety of that part of the system wherein expected recipients are located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1989
    Assignee: Oregon Graduate Center
    Inventors: Daniel W. Hammerstrom, James L. Bailey