Patents by Inventor James S. Adams

James S. Adams 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: 10310110
    Abstract: A system for seismic data acquisition includes data recorders that lack external electrical connectors. A seismic data recorder includes a housing. Within the housing the seismic data recorder includes circuitry configured to detect and digitize seismic signals and communication circuitry. The communication circuitry includes a first transmitter plate adjacent a wall of the housing, and a first driver coupled to the first transmitter plate. The communication circuitry configured to communicate the digitized seismic signals to a data retrieval unit that is external to the data acquisition unit via a capacitor formed by the first transmitter plate, the wall of the housing, and a receiver plate external to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Geospace Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Robbin Barnet Adams, James Michael Hallaman, Roy James, Samuel Anil Choudhari, Danny Sheen, Barry S. Basile, Ronny Raborn
  • Publication number: 20190136895
    Abstract: A wire-tray-assembly includes a wire-tray, a first-insert, and a second-insert. The wire-tray has a first-mounting-tab defining a first-aperture, and a second-mounting-tab defining a second-aperture. The first-insert is releasably retained by the first-mounting-tab and a first-mounting-stud extends through the first-aperture into the first-insert. The first-insert is rotatable about a longitudinal-axis of the first-mounting-stud. The first-insert defines a first-cavity into which are disposed first-pawls configured to releasably engage threads of the first-mounting-stud. The second-insert is releasably retained by the second-mounting-tab and a second-mounting-stud extends through the second-aperture into the second-insert. The second-body defines a second-cavity into which are disposed second-pawls configured to releasably engage threads of the second-mounting-stud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: James S. Teece, Scott J. Adams
  • Patent number: 8627225
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for controlling displays in a multi-display environment are disclosed. An exemplary method may create a request to close a display in response to a request inputted to the display system. The method may generate a display monitoring thread in response to a request inputted to the display system. The method may determine if the display has closed and create a second request to close a display when the display has not closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: James S. Adams
  • Patent number: 8468462
    Abstract: Devices and methods for controlling displays in a multi-display environment are disclosed. An exemplary method may comprise the following steps. Initially, an exemplary method may continuously track and record currently active display surfaces. Next, the exemplary method may identify the display surface that is determined to have been active immediately prior to the newly invoked display. After updating the specification file for the newly invoked display to include the identity of the display surface just identified, the exemplary method may be completed by displaying the newly invoked display on the same display surface as previously identified. In the event that the newly invoked display is a critical display, both the newly invoked display and the display determined to have been active immediately prior to the invoked display may be assigned an always-on-top status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventor: James S. Adams
  • Publication number: 20090094549
    Abstract: Devices and methods for controlling displays in a multi-display environment are disclosed. An exemplary method may comprise the following steps. Initially, an exemplary method may continuously track and record currently active display surfaces. Next, the exemplary method may identify the display surface that is determined to have been active immediately prior to the newly invoked display. After updating the specification file for the newly invoked display to include the identity of the display surface just identified, the exemplary method may be completed by displaying the newly invoked display on the same display surface as previously identified. In the event that the newly invoked display is a critical display, both the newly invoked display and the display determined to have been active immediately prior to the invoked display may be assigned an always-on-top status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventor: James S. Adams
  • Publication number: 20080010608
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for controlling displays in a multi-display environment are disclosed. The exemplary system may include a module for intercepting display creations from the display system. A module makes a determination whether the intercepted display is a dialog display and, if so, promotes the display status of that display to an always-on-top status, thereby ensuring the display's visibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventor: James S. Adams
  • Publication number: 20070285408
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for controlling displays in a multi-display environment are disclosed. An exemplary method may create a request to close a display in response to a request inputted to the display system. The method may generate a display monitoring thread in response to a request inputted to the display system. The method may determine if the display has closed and create a second request to close a display when the display has not closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventor: James S. Adams
  • Patent number: 7139623
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for simultaneously controlling multiple control systems is provided. The resulting hybrid control system provides for sharing of inputs and outputs on a control surface membrane between the multiple distinct control systems. A unified tactile/LED interface for both systems is achieved, allowing for a single hybrid control system experience for operators in industrial, manufacturing and control-room environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: James S. Adams, Ashley Noble
  • Patent number: 6412672
    Abstract: A system for transferring molten metal (12) from a ladle (11) to a tundish (14) includes a nozzle (18) carried by the ladle (11) and having a bottom edge (30). A tube (19) has an upper edge (33) adapted to be positioned adjacent to the bottom edge (30) of the nozzle (18). The bottom edge (35) of the tube (19) is received in the tundish (14) and the passageway (32) in the tube (19) may receive a plug (39) to prevent slag (16) in the tundish (14) from entering the passageway (32). Either the bottom edge (30) of the nozzle (18) or the upper edge (33) of the tube (19) is generally spherical and engages a generally conical surface of the edge (30, 33) which is not spherical to form a seal between the nozzle (12) and the tube (19) irrespective of their precise alignment. The molten metal (12) may then pass from the ladle (11), through the nozzle (18), and through the tube (19) to displace the plug (39) and be received in the tundish (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: The Carmany Goup Incorporated
    Inventor: James S. Adams
  • Patent number: 5796403
    Abstract: A method of controlling a computer window display of a display system having a display surface of one or more physical screens, provides an integrated workspace wherein multiple applications are displayed, by category, in a coordinated, predetermined area of the display surface. In response to a request inputted to the display system, the requested application display is created. A category of the requested display is ascertained. A lookup is performed in a configuration file to find a match between the category of the requested display and an entry in the configuration file. When a match of categories is found, the display characteristic data is obtained to get the position and size of the display. A pointer points to the next available area of the display area for the category of interest, and the display is created to be positioned within the selected available window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Inventors: James S. Adams, Donald W. Moore, James C. Huntington, Richard C. Holland
  • Patent number: 5734380
    Abstract: In a display system having a display surface of one or more physical surfaces, a method controls the presentation of application displays in a multi-window computer environment wherein multiple application displays are displayed. Further, any application display requested to be displayed is caused to be displayed by the method in one of the multi-windows in response to an operator select action. The method comprises the steps of outputting selectable options for each window as specified in a configuration file. The configuration file defines window properties for each window of the multi-window display. The selectable options provide indications of where application displays are to be presented. The option selected is read by the Workspace Management System. The application display is outputted to conform with the option selected, the option indicating the replacement of current application displays with subsequent application displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Inventors: James S. Adams, Donald W. Moore, James C. Huntington, Richard C. Holland
  • Patent number: 4564199
    Abstract: This tracer golf ball enables its user to observe easily the roll and other characteristics that take place when the ball is in flight. Primarily, it includes a center chamber filled with a chemical smoke-producing agent, and the body of the ball also includes a membrane and sleeve combination, which serve as a release valve for chemical smoke, which will trail the ball in its flight, after it has been struck. The core of the ball also includes air chambers which enable the ball to float in water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1986
    Inventor: James S. Adams
  • Patent number: 4149878
    Abstract: The nitrogen and oxygen content of low carbon steel made by the basic oxygen process is minimized by:(a) introducing nitrogen-free fluid into the vessel before the nitrogen content of the melt has reached its minimum level,(b) adjusting the flow rate of the nitrogen-free fluid to maintain total off-gas flow rate at least equal to that which would have been produced without the nitrogen-free fluid at the time in the refining process when the nitrogen content of the melt reached its minimum level, and(c) the injection of nitrogen-free fluid throughout the remainder of the oxygen blow.A preferred additional or alternatively separate step involves minimizing the nitrogen content of BOP steel by purging the vessel headspace with a nitrogen-free fluid prior to reblows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1979
    Assignees: Union Carbide Corporation, National Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Henry D. Thokar, James S. Adams, Paul A. Tichauer
  • Patent number: 4044286
    Abstract: Beds, such as hospital beds, in which at least some portion of the bed is movably actuated by an electric motor (or motors) are provided with a control circuit to determine proper energization of the motor from an AC power source. Since the AC signal from the power source could be harmful to the person selecting a desired direction of travel of the movable portion of the bed, the selecting portion of the control circuit is isolated by appropriate transformers from the power portion that supplies the motor. Bidirectional switching devices, such as triacs, are utilized to convey the power to the motor. Other bidirectional switching devices, such as triacs, are used to gate the power handling triacs through appropriate gating transformers. A phase shifting arrangement is utilized in connection with the gating transformers to provide proper commutation of the power handling triacs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1977
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Company, Inc.
    Inventors: James S. Adams, Charles W. Cutler
  • Patent number: 4025972
    Abstract: An improved control and locking device for a hospital bed such as that disclosed in U.S. Patent Application Ser. No. 496,212, filed on Aug. 9, 1974. The locking device is utilized to provide a positive lock of the hospital bed in a Trendelenburg or reverse Trendelenburg position and eliminate the capability to manualy or inadvertently remove the bed from such position. As depicted herein, the locking device is a pivotal abutment which normally precludes release of a hook holding the bed in a Trendelenburg position. Yet, when the entire bed is raised by its electric motor, the abutment is automatically withdrawn from its abutting, locking position to permit the bed to lower under electric power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1977
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Company, Inc.
    Inventors: James S. Adams, William H. Peck, Daniel R. Tekulve
  • Patent number: 4016489
    Abstract: Ground-test device indicating when the connection to ground has become lost and passing no more than about 12 microamperes of current into the ground system. The device also develops an indication when the wiring from the source of a.c. power suffers from reversed polarity or when the common, or neutral, connection floats appreciably above ground. When no abnormality exists, the circuit introduces less than about 0.6 microamperes to ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1977
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Company, Inc.
    Inventors: James S. Adams, Charles W. Cutler
  • Patent number: 3958283
    Abstract: An elevating and Trendelenburg mechanism for a hospital bed providing elevated Trendelenburg positions and positive latching of cooperating members. Two torque tubes pivotally attach to an elevating frame. Lift arms welded to the torque tubes support the frame at various elevations. A motor on the frame produces rotation of a yoke pivotally attached to one of the torque tubes. The yoke abuts a first drive arm rigidly attached to the tube to lift one end of the frame, and a second drive arm pivotally attached to the tube. A rod connects the second drive arm to a pivot plate as a second rod connects the pivot plate to a third drive arm welded to the other torque tube to lift the other end of the bed. When the frame raises to about its maximum height, one of two hooks on the frame may prevent the first or second drive arm from following a receding yoke, with the result that one end of the bed remains elevated while the other lowers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1974
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1976
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Company, Inc.
    Inventors: James S. Adams, William H. Peck, Daniel R. Tekulve
  • Patent number: 3932903
    Abstract: Bed guard rotatable between elevated and lowered positions and slidable from the latter to a position underneath the bed. While elevated, it prevents accidental falling off, and when underneath, it allows facile patient management and movement of the bed through narrow passageways. Where the bed incorporates one or more electric motors to alter its configuration, the guard may additionally or alternatively include the patient controls for the motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1976
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Company, Inc.
    Inventors: James S. Adams, Leslie Dale Foster, William H. Peck