Patents by Inventor Jeffrey S. Martin

Jeffrey S. Martin 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: 20190227861
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium for performing a system failure identification operation, comprising: receiving information regarding a device a repair depot; performing a depot triage process on the device, the depot triage recording possible causal factors contributing to failure of the device; determining suspected failures associated with the device based upon symptoms exhibited by the device; and, correlating the suspected failures with commodities for use in repairing the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Prabir Majumder, Jeffrey S. Vah, Anand Lakshmanan, Fadi M. Taffal, Brian T. Martin, Gayathri M. Rau
  • Publication number: 20190216493
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a body assembly, a shaft, an acoustic waveguide, an articulation section, an end effector, and an articulation drive assembly. The shaft extends distally from the body assembly and defines a longitudinal axis. The acoustic waveguide comprises a flexible portion. The articulation section is coupled with the shaft. A portion of the articulation section encompasses the flexible portion of the waveguide. The articulation section comprises a plurality of body portions aligned along the longitudinal axis and a flexible locking member. The flexible locking member is operable to secure the body portions in relation to each other and in relation to the shaft. The end effector comprises an ultrasonic blade in acoustic communication with the waveguide. The articulation drive assembly is operable to drive articulation of the articulation section to thereby deflect the end effector from the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Barry C. Worrell, Benjamin J. Danziger, Benjamin D. Dickerson, Brian D. Black, Cara L. Shapiro, Charles J. Scheib, Craig N. Faller, Daniel J. Mumaw, David J. Cagle, David T. Martin, David A. Monroe, Disha V. Labhasetwar, Foster B. Stulen, Frederick L. Estera, Geoffrey S. Strobl, Gregory W. Johnson, Jacob S. Gee, Jason R. Sullivan, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Jeffrey S. Swayze, John A. Hibner, John B. Schulte, Joseph E. Hollo, Kristen G. Denzinger, Kristen L. D'Uva, Matthew C. Miller, Michael R. Lamping, Richard W. Timm, Rudolph H. Nobis, Ryan M. Asher, Stephen M. Leuck, Tylor C. Muhlenkamp, William B. Weisenburgh, II, William A. Olson
  • Publication number: 20190191622
    Abstract: A localized hydraulic circuit configuration detection and loading arrangement, and method, utilize a pattern of pins in an electrical interface connector that is unique to a particular hydraulically powered product delivery unit mounted on a self-propelled agricultural product applicator to close or leave open electrical circuits in solenoid operated pump control valve arrangements for selectively connecting a flow of hydraulic fluid at an operating pressure from one or more continuously operating pumps of the applicator to the product delivery unit, or for selectively bypassing the flow of fluid from one or more of the pumps back to a hydraulic reservoir of the applicator at a low, bypass pressure. When no product delivery unit is mounted on the applicator, the flows from all of the pumps are bypassed to the reservoir at the low, bypass pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: David J. Hafvenstein, Jeffrey S. Martin, Jason Matthew Schwiderski, James Beaucaire
  • Publication number: 20190151881
    Abstract: A mounting arrangement and method are provided for securing a T-joint in a control cable connectable in electrical communication with an electrical device, such as an electrically controlled nozzle, attached to a mounting surface such as the boom of an agricultural product sprayer. The mounting arrangement includes a base block adapted for fixed attachment to the mounting surface, and a pair of first and second clamping shells adapted and cooperatively configured for attachment to the base block and one another to define an internal cavity of the mounting arrangement between the clamping shells and the base block for receiving and retaining the T-joint within the mounting arrangement. The mounting arrangement is attached to the boom with a single threaded fastener. The clamping shells are identical and lock to one another and the base block without additional fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Charles D. O'Connell, Rex L. Ruppert, Jeffrey S. Martin
  • Patent number: 10075397
    Abstract: The present invention provides a facility management platform to monitor and view the status of a plurality of individually addressable downstream devices including, but not limited to, addressable terminals, IRG's, settops, cable modems, taps, nodes, and/or hubs at a network control center. The FMP may display problems at these downstream devices, for example, power loss, and/or may automatically notify the appropriate companies and/or personnel to correct the problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S. Martin, Thomas Oplinger, Philip A. Treventi, Hopeton S. Walker
  • Publication number: 20160021030
    Abstract: The present invention provides a facility management platform to monitor and view the status of a plurality of individually addressable downstream devices including, but not limited to, addressable terminals, IRG's, settops, cable modems, taps, nodes, and/or hubs at a network control center. The FMP may display problems at these downstream devices, for example, power loss, and/or may automatically notify the appropriate companies and/or personnel to correct the problem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S. Martin, Thomas Oplinger, Philip A. Treventi, Hopeton S. Walker
  • Patent number: 9154530
    Abstract: The present invention provides a facility management platform to monitor and view the status of a plurality of individually addressable downstream devices including, but not limited to, addressable terminals, IRG's, settops, cable modems, taps, nodes, and/or hubs at a network control center. The FMP may display problems at these downstream devices, for example, power loss, and/or may automatically notify the appropriate companies and/or personnel to correct the problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S. Martin, Thomas Oplinger, Philip A. Treventi, Hopeton S. Walker
  • Patent number: 8692621
    Abstract: In one general aspect, an apparatus can include a phase frequency detector configured to produce a plurality of indicators of relative differences between a frequency of a target oscillator signal and a frequency of a reference oscillator signal. The apparatus can also include a pulse generator configured to produce a plurality of pulses based on the plurality of indicators. The plurality of pulses can include a first portion configured to trigger an increase in the frequency of the target oscillator signal and the plurality of pulses including a second portion configured to trigger a decrease in the frequency of the target oscillator signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Snowdon, Jeffrey S. Martin
  • Patent number: 8379543
    Abstract: The present invention provides a facility management platform to monitor and view the status of a plurality of individually addressable downstream devices including, but not limited to, addressable terminals, IRG's, settops, cable modems, taps, nodes, and/or hubs at a network control center. The FMP may display problems at these downstream devices, for example, power loss, and/or may automatically notify the appropriate companies and/or personnel to correct the problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S. Martin, Thomas Oplinger, Philip Andrew Treventi, Hopeton S. Walker
  • Patent number: 7184428
    Abstract: The present invention provides a facility management platform to monitor and view the status of a plurality of individually addressable downstream devices including, but not limited to, addressable terminals, IRG's, settops, cable modems, taps, nodes, and/or hubs at a network control center. The FMP may display problems at these downstream devices, for example, power loss, and/or may automatically notify the appropriate companies and/or personnel to correct the problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S. Martin, Thomas Oplinger, Philip Andrew Treventi, Hopeton S. Walker
  • Patent number: 6850533
    Abstract: A twisted pair and/or coaxial cable fed, integrated residence gateway controlled set-top device provides a plurality of services. One service is lifeline service which may be provided over the coaxial cable via a cable modem of the integrated residence gateway or over the twisted pair facility. An integrated residence gateway is coupled to either or both of the coaxial cable or twisted pair and distributes the bandwidth facilities available over either service vehicle to customer devices including a set top box. A network service platform (NSP) is coupled to a cable facilities management platform (FMP) for providing services for cable television subscribers as well as telecommunication service subscribers such that an interexchange or telephone company would control the network services to the subscribers. The NSP architectural concept may permit the interexchange or telephone company to be the single service provider of information to subscribers on an equal basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S. Martin, Philip Andrew Treventi, Hopeton S. Walker
  • Patent number: 6714534
    Abstract: A system architecture for bypassing a local exchange carrier comprises an intelligent terminal, a residential gateway coupled to the terminal, a cable facility management platform terminating a twisted pair or coaxial cable facility and a network service platform. The twisted pair and/or coaxial cable fed, integrated residence gateway controlled intelligent terminal or set-top device provides a plurality of enhanced services. One necessary service is lifeline service that may be provided over the coaxial cable via a cable modem of the integrated residence gateway, over the twisted pair facility or via wireless means. The integrated residence gateway is coupled to either or both of the coaxial cable or twisted pair and distributes the bandwidth facilities available over either service vehicle to customer devices including the set top box. Wireless lifeline services may be offered through transceivers placed at the integrated residence gateways and/or at taps feeding the integrated residence gateways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S. Martin, Thomas Oplinger, Hopeton S. Walker
  • Patent number: 6667759
    Abstract: A flat screen videophone has a microprocessor card located behind the video display, and an associated keyboard, and can be supported for convenient use in a variety of locations, such as on a wall, under a cabinet or shelf, or on a desk or counter. Wall-mounted versions suspend the keyboard on an adjustable bracket which holds the keyboard in an oblique use position, or in a storage position flat against the wall below the videophone housing. On under-cabinet versions the bracket-mounted keyboard can be swung behind the housing for storage, while the housing can be slid to the rear for storage, or swung upwardly for storage. Desk-top models have one or more cradles for storing the keyboard flat against the housing. The housing can support peripheral devices, such as a printer, a scanner or a fax machine. Other devices may include a microphone, a camera, a motion sensor, a light sensor, a card reader, a telephone handset, and loudspeakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S. Martin, Hopeton S. Walker
  • Publication number: 20030142664
    Abstract: A twisted pair and/or coaxial cable fed, integrated residence gateway controlled set-top device provides a plurality of services. One service is lifeline service which may be provided over the coaxial cable via a cable modem of the integrated residence gateway or over the twisted pair facility. An integrated residence gateway is coupled to either or both of the coaxial cable or twisted pair and distributes the bandwidth facilities available over either service vehicle to customer devices including a set top box. A network service platform (NSP) is coupled to a cable facilities management platform (FMP) for providing services for cable television subscribers as well as telecommunication service subscribers such that an interexchange or telephone company would control the network services to the subscribers. The NSP architectural concept may permit the interexchange or telephone company to be the single service provider of information to subscribers on an equal basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Applicant: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S. Martin, Philip Andrew Treventi, Hopeton S. Walker
  • Patent number: 6580336
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for providing uninterrupted, attenuated RF signal and AC power to downstream multiple port taps, while an upstream multiple port tap is being serviced. A multiple port tap includes a tap housing, an assembly for receiving a main signal from an upstream element and an assembly for outputting the main signal to a downstream element. The tap also includes circuitry that couples the signal receiving assembly to the signal outputting assembly. The tap circuitry used in the tap includes a signal attenuator for maintaining a level predetermined RF signal and AC power level across the tap. A housing cover plate is positioned on the housing for covering the main opening to the housing. The cover plate includes at least one subscriber connection port operatively coupled to the circuitry for delivering a signal to a subscriber. The tap further includes a signal and power bypass having a variable attenuator for coupling to the signal receiving means and signal outputting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S. Martin, Thomas Oplinger, Philip Andrew Treventi, Hopeton S. Walker
  • Patent number: 6570974
    Abstract: A twisted pair and/or coaxial cable fed set-top device provides a plurality of services, including computerized directory assistance services and identification of the geographic location and set top device from which a directory assistance query has been made. Directory assistance information may be broadcast from a cable head end, or a directory assistance database may be searched, based on a query entered by a user, or both broadcasting and searching may be performed. The search results can be prioritized based on the geographical proximity between locations of the listings in the search results and the location from which the query was entered. The address of the set top device and/or the tap to which the set top device is coupled are used for determining the location from which the query was entered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S. Martin, Hopeton S. Walker, Edward L. Wallace
  • Patent number: 6546016
    Abstract: A sysyem architecture for bypassing a local exchange carrier comprises an intelligent terminal, a residential gateway coupled to the terminal, a cable facility management platform terminating a twisted pair or coaxial cable facility and a network service platform. The twisted pair and/or coaxial cable fed, integrated residence gateway controlled intelligent terminal or set-top device provides a plurality of enhanced services. One necessary service is lifeline service which may be provided over the coaxial cable via a cable modem of the integrated residence gateway, over the twisted pair facility or via wirelss means. The integrated residence gateway is coupled to either or both of the coaxial cable or twisted pair and distributes the bandwidth facilities available over either service vehicle to customer devices including the set top box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S. Martin, Thomas Oplinger, Philip Andrew Treventi, Hopeton S. Walker
  • Patent number: 6542500
    Abstract: A twisted pair and/or coaxial cable fed, integrated residence gateway controlled set-top device provides a plurality of services. One service is lifeline service which may be provided over the coaxial cable via a cable modem of the integrated residence gateway or over the twisted pair facility. An integrated residence gateway is coupled to either or both of the coaxial cable or twisted pair and distributes the bandwidth facilities available over either service vehicle to customer devices including a set top box. A network service platform (NSP) is coupled to a cable facilities management platform (FNP) for providing services for cable television subscribers as well as telecommunication service subscribers such that an interexchange or telephone company would control the network services to the subscribers. The NSP architectural concept may permit the interexchange or telephone company to be the single service provider of information to subscribers on an equal basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S. Martin, Philip Andrew Treventi, Hopeton S. Walker
  • Patent number: 6510152
    Abstract: A twisted pair and/or coaxial cable fed, integrated residence gateway controlled set-top device provides a plurality of services. One service is lifeline service which may be provided over the coaxial cable via a cable modem of the integrated residence gateway or over the twisted pair facility. An integrated residence gateway is coupled to either or both of the coaxial cable or twisted pair and distributes the bandwidth facilities available over either service vehicle to customer devices including a set top box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S. Martin, Thomas Oplinger, Philip Andrew Treventi, Hopeton S. Walker
  • Patent number: 6480748
    Abstract: A facility management platform (FMP) monitors and views the status of a plurality of individually addressable downstream devices including, but not limited to, addressable terminals, IRG's, settops, cable modems, taps, nodes, and/or hubs at a network control center. The FMP may display problems at these downstream devices, for example, power loss, and/or may automatically notify the appropriate companies and/or personnel to correct the problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S. Martin, Thomas Oplinger, Philip Andrew Treventi, Hopeton S. Walker