Patents by Inventor James Logan

James Logan 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: 20050220974
    Abstract: A meat product is spirally sliced around an axis through the meat created by the insertion of a temporary support member through the meat. The meat is mounted in meat slicing apparatus which rotates the meat. A slicer blade is introduced into the meat in a plane substantially perpendicular to the axis of rotation while the meat is rotating. The slicer blade is then indexed linearly along an axis parallel to the axis of rotation of the meat, thereby effecting a continuous spiral cut in the meat. First and second spacers are used to allow the meat product to have a continuous spiral cut having first and second ends each residing writing a range of ? of an inch to 1 inch from the respective ends of the meat product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Publication date: October 6, 2005
    Inventor: James Logan
  • Publication number: 20050153729
    Abstract: A cellular telephone handset stores audio files previously recorded by the user as well as voice mail messages from other users and selectively transmitted selected ones of these files to the remote listener, or to the voice mail system of a remote user. Voice mail messages are composed, stored, transmitted, forwarded and reviewed using a voice mail system without ringing the remote party's telephone, much as email is composed, stored, transmitted and reviewed using an email server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Inventors: James Logan, Caren Thornburgh-Logan
  • Publication number: 20050141995
    Abstract: A tail rotor assembly includes a slotted pitch horn which replaces a production non-replaceable pitch horn. A slot is cut along a leading edge of each pitch control horn and a chordwise cut is made through the upper and lower blade surface skins. The production pitch control horn is removed from the tail rotor assembly by passing the spar through the slot. The slotted pitch horn is assembled over the spar and a collar is located adjacent thereto. The collar is bonded to the slotted pitch horn and the upper and lower blade surface skins at predetermined bond areas. An inner horn plate and an outer horn plate are bonded over the horn slot and a trailing edge doubler is bonded to the blade trailing edge to finish the trailing edge horn area and close the upper and lower skin surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Inventors: James Logan, Paul Alesevich, Mark Liska, Sebastian DiMauro
  • Publication number: 20050107777
    Abstract: An electrode configuration for use with a standard electrosurgical generator suitable for performing tissue ablation at relatively low power levels. The electrode has at least one curved wire member at its distal tip, the exposed conductive area of the curved wire member being minimized to create high power densities sufficient for tissue ablation. The exposed conductive area of the wire member is partially surrounded by a ceramic insulating support member to enable ablation laterally of the electrode tip as well as proximally and distally. An insulating layer is applied to portions of the outer surfaces of the electrode and the ceramic insulating support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Publication date: May 19, 2005
    Inventors: Hugh West, James Logan, Michael Decesare
  • Publication number: 20050095899
    Abstract: A communication system includes a voice-directed portable terminal with a voice user interface that is configured for being able to communicate with a computer system. The communication system includes a peripheral device having a cord coupled with the portable terminal and a connector adapted to disconnect from the portable terminal when a sufficient force is applied to the cord. This disengages the peripheral device from the portable terminal. The ability of the cord to break-away from the portable terminal prevents damage not only to the connector, but also to the cord, peripheral, and terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Publication date: May 5, 2005
    Applicant: Vocollect, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Mellott, Douglas Zatezalo, James Logan, Ryan Zoschg, Michael Davis, Graham Lacy, Steven McLellan, Ian Heseltine
  • Publication number: 20050083682
    Abstract: A candle holder adapter for converting an electric lamp fixture into a candle burning fixture. The adapter is attached to the candle and forms a passageway that is open at the bottom of the adapter permitting the adapter to placed over an existing electrical socket support in the fixture. The candle may burn either solid fuel (e.g. wax) or a liquid fuel held in a fuel reservoir. The adapter may include a wax catching tray which may be detachable from the adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Publication date: April 21, 2005
    Inventors: James Logan, Caren Thornburgh
  • Publication number: 20050070337
    Abstract: A headset for communication with a device is configured for processing audio signals captured by the headset to detect user speech and transmitting, to the device, sampled representations of the captured audio signals generally only when user speech is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2003
    Publication date: March 31, 2005
    Applicant: Vocollect, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Byford, Arthur McNair, James Logan, Ryan Zoschg
  • Publication number: 20050054290
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for performing specified actions when the relative position of specified objects satisfies conditions specified by a user and expressed in one or more rules. Each of the rules contains a condition part and an action part. The condition part of each rules specifies one or-more conditions that are satisfied when specified objects move into or-out of a predetermined range of one another. Each rule further contains an action part which specifies a function to be performed when the condition part of the rule is satisfied. The relative positions of objects are determined by an electronic interrogation device which can determine the identity of other electronic devices that are within range of the interrogation device. The electronic interrogation devices and the identification devices may be implemented using Bluetooth compliant devices, RFID tags and tag readers, or GPS devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Publication date: March 10, 2005
    Inventors: James Logan, Brian Logan
  • Publication number: 20050001563
    Abstract: A control circuit for operating a lamp or other electrically operated device using a conventional wall socket outlet that is selectively energized under the control of a conventional wall mounted switch. To permit the lamp to be independently controlled using either the wall switch or the lamp switch, a wall adapter unit is employed that plugs into the wall outlet and into which the lamp's power cord is plugged. Sensing means are employed to detect the operation of either the wall switch or the lamp switch to control an electrically operated switch which turns the lamp ON and OFF whenever either the wall switch or the lamp switch are operated. Different embodiments are provided for use with conventional electrical wiring and with either a conventional lamp or lamp incorporating additional circuitry to adapt it for use with the wall socket adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2004
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Inventor: James Logan
  • Publication number: 20050005308
    Abstract: A system for replaying a broadcast sports event using a video on demand or personal video recording system. Metadata is created that subdivides the original broadcast into segments, and associates descriptive information with each segment. Playlists that specify an ordered subsequence of the sequence may be selected and used to present a variety of expanded or condensed versions of the sporting event to a viewer. Navigation controls including segment lists, specially formatted screen displays, and special functions under the control of a user-operated remote control, facilitate the interactive selection and control of the presentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2004
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Inventors: James Logan, Scott Durgin, Dana Burd
  • Publication number: 20040124565
    Abstract: The present invention provides an efficient method for topically treating and drying fibrous web materials such as nonwoven web materials and nonwoven laminate materials without unduly damaging the materials due to excessive heating during drying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2002
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventors: Daniel Kenneth Schiffer, Clayton James Logan, Michael David Powers, Hue Scott Snowden
  • Patent number: 6279432
    Abstract: A hand tool comprising a first handle member with integral jaw, a second handle member, and a third jaw member, all three members pivotally connected by a single common pivot pin. All three members are also cooperatively connected by a force multiplying mechanism, wherein an operative force applied to the handles is multiplied and applied to a work piece by the jaws. One embodiment of the invention features a “U”-shaped handle with two common pivot pin connection points, providing structural strength and handling stability. Other embodiments also comprise power assist devices to provide electrical and pneumatic work piece manipulation forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Merritt Armstrong Osborn
    Inventors: Merritt Armstrong Osborn, Russell James Logan
  • Patent number: 6199076
    Abstract: An audio program and message distribution system in which a host system organizes and transmits program segments to client subscriber locations. The host organizes the program segments by subject matter and creates scheduled programming in accordance with preferences associated with each subscriber. Program segments are associated with descriptive subject matter segments, and the subject matter segments may be used to generate both text and audio cataloging presentations to enable the user to more easily identify and select desirable programming. A playback unit at the subscriber location reproduces the program segments received from the host and includes mechanisms for interactively navigating among the program segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Inventors: James Logan, Daniel F. Goessling, Charles G. Call
  • Patent number: 5802299
    Abstract: A network based hypertext display system employing a supervisory computer interconnected with one or more information display units and one or more remote document servers via a network, such as the Internet. The supervisory computer controls the content displayed by the display units by transferring to each unit a control information file as well as hypertext document files which are locally stored in the display units. The control file determines the extent to which the display unit can access remotely stored information and provides additional information which is used to alter the presentation to the user. Stored control information is used to rewrite hypertext document such that certain links are disabled, and to suppress the appearance of visual cues associated with the displayed anchor which identifies selected links in the referencing document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: Microtouch Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James Logan, Derek V. Carroll, Charles G. Call
  • Patent number: 5781909
    Abstract: A network based hypertext display system employing a supervisory computer interconnected with one or more information display units and one or more remote document servers via a network, such as the Internet. The supervisory computer controls the content displayed by the display units by transferring to each unit a control information file as well as hypertext document files which are locally stored in the display units. The control file determines the extent to which the display unit can access remotely stored information and provides additional information which is used to alter the presentation to the user. Stored control information is used to rewrite hypertext document such that certain links are disabled, and to suppress the appearance of visual cues associated with the displayed anchor which identifies selected links in the referencing document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Assignee: Microtouch Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James Logan, Derek V. Carroll, Charles G. Call
  • Patent number: 5761683
    Abstract: A network based hypertext display system employing a supervisory computer interconnected with one or more information display units and one or more remote document servers via a network, such as the Internet. The supervisory computer controls the content displayed by the display units by transferring to each unit a control information file as well as hypertext document files which are locally stored in the display units. The control file determines the extent to which the display unit can access remotely stored information and provides additional information which is used to alter the presentation to the user. Stored control information is used to rewrite hypertext document such that certain links are disabled, and to suppress the appearance of visual cues associated with the displayed anchor which identifies selected links in the referencing document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: Microtouch Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James Logan, Derek V. Carroll, Charles G. Call
  • Patent number: 5732216
    Abstract: An audio program and message distribution system in which a host system organizes and transmits program segments to client subscriber locations. The hose organizes the program segments by subject matter and creates scheduled programming in accordance with preferences associated with each subscriber. Program segments are associated with descriptive subject matter segments, and the subject matter segments may be used to generate both text and audio cataloging presentations to enable the user to more easily identify and select desirable programming. A playback unit at the subscriber location reproduces the program segments received from the host and includes mechanisms for interactively navigating among the program segments. A usage log is compiled to record the subscriber's use of the provided program materials, to return data to the host for billing, to adaptively modify the subscriber's preferences based on actual usage, and to send subscriber-generated comments and requests to the host for processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Assignee: Internet Angles, Inc.
    Inventors: James Logan, Daniel F. Goessling, Charles G. Call
  • Patent number: 5721827
    Abstract: An audio program and message distribution system in which a host system organizes and transmits program segments to client subscriber locations. The host organizes the program segments by subject matter and creates scheduled programming in accordance with preferences associated with each subscriber. Program segments are associated with descriptive subject matter segments, and the subject matter segments may be used to generate both text and audio cataloging presentations to enable the user to more easily identify and select desirable programming. A playback unit at the subscriber location reproduces the program segments received from the host and includes mechanisms for interactively navigating among the program segments. A usage log is compiled to record the subscriber's use of the provided program materials, to return data to the host for billing, to adaptively modify the subscriber's preferences based on actual usage, and to send subscriber-generated comments and requests to the host for processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1998
    Assignee: James Logan
    Inventors: James Logan, Daniel F. Goessling, Charles G. Call
  • Patent number: 5371551
    Abstract: A broadcast recording and playback device employing a "circular buffer" which constantly records one or more incoming audio or video program signals and a microprocessor for accessing the memory to read a playback signal from the circular buffer to display programming material delayed from its receipt by a selectable delay interval. The circular buffer is implemented by a digital memory. Subsystem comprising the combination of a semiconductor RAM memory and a disk memory operated under the control of a microprocessor such that incoming signals are constantly recorded as received while, at the same time, delayed signals are being read from the memory subsystem at a different memory location selected by a microprocessor to provide a user-selected time delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1994
    Inventors: James Logan, Daniel Goessling
  • Patent number: RE36801
    Abstract: A broadcast recording and playback device employing a "circular buffer" which constantly records one or more incoming audio or video program signals and a microprocessor for accessing the memory to read a playback signal from the circular buffer to display programming material delayed from its receipt by a selectable delay interval. The circular buffer is implemented by a digital memory. Subsystem comprising the combination of a semiconductor RAM memory and a disk memory operated under the control of a microprocessor such that incoming signals are constantly recorded as received while, at the same time, delayed signals are being read from the memory subsystem at a different memory location selected by a microprocessor to provide a user-selected time delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: James Logan
    Inventors: James Logan, Daniel Goessling