Patents by Inventor John Cummings

John Cummings 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: 9467523
    Abstract: A grid communication system provides distributed processing of business workflows. Each node has a core with a small footprint which provides control of business process and data flow and synchronization. The node controller communicates with applications and with other nodes through the use of messages. Messages are processed by the node controller according to a set of rules. The rules reside in a versioned repository. The rules may be set or modified through the use of messages from other nodes, allowing for enterprise control of individual nodes. The node controller includes a plurality of adapters for converting data and/or messages to and from formats for different applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Control Point Corporation
    Inventors: John Cummings, Jonathan Dorny
  • Publication number: 20160206965
    Abstract: A posable toy figure having a body, a head, and limbs that are held together by at least one elastic cord. The limbs are comprised of multiple limb pieces that are also held together by the elastic cords. Each limb has multiple flat contact surfaces. Each limb is biased against the body at an abutment joint. Each limb is selectively moveable about the abutment joint into one of a few stable orientations relative the body. In each of the different stable orientations, a different one of the flat contact surfaces of a limb abuts against the body. Limb pieces create secondary abutment joints that enable the limbs to be configured into different stable poses. This provides the toy figure with a large, yet limited, number of posable configurations. The various posable configurations are readily indexed and can be easily repeated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventor: Peter John Cummings
  • Publication number: 20160043700
    Abstract: A wireless communications transmitter is divided into N binary weighted communication signal processing paths including both fixed and variable gain communication signal processing chains. Specific bit sequences are used to select a combination of fixed and variable gain signal processing paths to adjust to a desired transmitter output power. Alternately, high and low power communication signal processing paths are chosen as needed with the high power communication signal processing path including an odd order harmonic notch filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Applicant: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Behnam Mohammadi, Masoud Kahrizi, Ahmad Mirzaei, Bernd Pregardier, John Cumming Leete
  • Patent number: 9197381
    Abstract: Various configurations and arrangements of systems and methods for providing multi-carrier aggregation are described. A system in accordance with the disclosure can include a first mixer configured to receive a first signal in a first frequency band, a second mixer configured to receive a second signal in a second frequency band, a third mixer configured to receive the second signal in the second frequency band, and a fourth mixer configured to receive a third signal in a third frequency band. The system can further include a controller configured to selectively activate one of the first mixer and the second mixer, and selectively activate one of the third mixer and the fourth mixer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Masoud Kahrizi, Bernd Pregardier, John Cumming Leete
  • Patent number: 9197179
    Abstract: A wireless communications transmitter is divided into N binary weighted communication signal processing paths including both fixed and variable gain communication signal processing chains. Specific bit sequences are used to select a combination of fixed and variable gain signal processing paths to adjust to a desired transmitter output power. Alternately, high and low power communication signal processing paths are chosen as needed with the high power communication signal processing path including an odd order harmonic notch filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Behnam Mohammadi, Masoud Kahrizi, Ahmad Mirzaei, Bernd Pregardier, John Cumming Leete
  • Patent number: 9046562
    Abstract: Presented is a sensor that includes a magnetoresistive (MR) sensing device to sense a magnetic field and to produce an AC signal voltage proportional to the sensed magnetic field. The sensor also includes circuitry, coupled to the MR sensing device, to remove DC offset from the AC signal voltage. The DC offset may be related to the hysteresis characteristics of the MR sensing device. To remove DC offset, the circuitry may obtain an averaged DC offset and subtract the averaged DC offset from the AC signal voltage to produce a sensor output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Allegro Microsystems, LLC
    Inventors: John Cummings, William P. Taylor, David J. Haas
  • Publication number: 20150065072
    Abstract: A wireless communications transmitter is divided into N binary weighted communication signal processing paths including both fixed and variable gain communication signal processing chains. Specific bit sequences are used to select a combination of fixed and variable gain signal processing paths to adjust to a desired transmitter output power. Alternately, high and low power communication signal processing paths are chosen as needed with the high power communication signal processing path including an odd order harmonic notch filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Behnam Mohammadi, Masoud Kahrizi, Ahmad Mirzaei, Bernd Pregardier, John Cumming Leete
  • Publication number: 20140355526
    Abstract: Various configurations and arrangements of systems and methods for providing multi-carrier aggregation are described. A system in accordance with the disclosure can include a first mixer configured to receive a first signal in a first frequency band, a second mixer configured to receive a second signal in a second frequency band, a third mixer configured to receive the second signal in the second frequency band, and a fourth mixer configured to receive a third signal in a third frequency band. The system can further include a controller configured to selectively activate one of the first mixer and the second mixer, and selectively activate one of the third mixer and the fourth mixer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Masoud Kahrizi, Bernd Pregardier, John Cumming Leete
  • Publication number: 20130289043
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of formula (I) The compounds act via antagonism of the CCR2b receptor and may be used to treat inflammatory disease and/or neuropathic pain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: AstraZeneca AB
    Inventors: John Cumming, Alan Faull, David Waterson
  • Patent number: 8561220
    Abstract: A device (20) for improving drainline clearance for use with an ultra low flushing volume toilet (24). The device (20) includes a centrifuge separator means (30), for separating liquids (L) and solids (S), and a reservoir (42). The separator means (30) has a substantially horizontal inlet (32), adapted for connection to the outlet (26) of a toilet pan (24), an outlet (36) primarily for solids (S) and an outlet (38) primarily for liquids (L). The reservoir (42) is beneath the separator means (30) and has an inlet (38) in fluid communication with the liquids outlet (38) of the separator means (30). The reservoir (42) is adapted to syphonically empty substantially all of its contents into a sewerage drainline (22) after at least 2 flushes of the toilet (24). Further, the separator means (30) and the reservoir (42) have a combined vertical dimension less than the maximum height of the toilet pan outlet for installation adjacent the toilet (24) and substantially above the floor level (F) of the toilet (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Caroma Industries Limited
    Inventor: Stephen John Cummings
  • Publication number: 20130047932
    Abstract: An animal chew toy where ribbon-shaped rawhide is wrapped around twisted or braided natural fibre rope with each twist of the rawhide around the rope being spaced apart from the previous twist of rawhide and the rawhide wrapped rope being tied in a knot to prevent unraveling of the rope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Barbara Salmon Hyder, John Cummings
  • Publication number: 20120313636
    Abstract: Presented is a sensor that includes a magnetoresistive (MR) sensing device to sense a magnetic field and to produce an AC signal voltage proportional to the sensed magnetic field. The sensor also includes circuitry, coupled to the MR sensing device, to remove DC offset from the AC signal voltage. The DC offset may be related to the hysteresis characteristics of the MR sensing device. To remove DC offset, the circuitry may obtain an averaged DC offset and subtract the averaged DC offset from the AC signal voltage to produce a sensor output signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: Allegro Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: John Cummings, William P. Taylor, David J. Haas
  • Publication number: 20120289513
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of formula (I) The compounds act via antagonism of the CCR2b receptor and may be used to treat inflammatory disease and/or neuropathic pain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: ASTRAZENECA AB
    Inventors: John Cumming, Alan Wellington Faull, David Waterson
  • Patent number: 8282509
    Abstract: A foldable device for use in supporting sports nets or the like, the foldable device including: a) a selectively foldable support ring including pivotally secured substantially arcuate sections; and b) a foldable support stand for engaging the ring and having a first open position and a second closed position; and c) at least a part of the ring forming at least one handle when said support stand is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Golf, Gifts and Gallery, Inc.
    Inventors: H. Ward Michaelson, John Cummings
  • Patent number: 8269491
    Abstract: Presented is a sensor that includes a magnetoresistive (MR) sensing device to sense a magnetic field and to produce an AC signal voltage proportional to the sensed magnetic field. The sensor also includes circuitry, coupled to the MR sensing device, to remove DC offset from the AC signal voltage. The DC offset may be related to the hysteresis characteristics of the MR sensing device. To remove DC offset, the circuitry may obtain an averaged DC offset and subtract the averaged DC offset from the AC signal voltage to produce a sensor output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Allegro Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: John Cummings, William P. Taylor, David J. Haas
  • Patent number: 8086977
    Abstract: A system and method for switching digital circuit clock net driver without losing clock pulses is presented. A device uses glitchless clock selection logic, which includes an edge detector, to select a clock signal to provide to device circuitry based upon the device circuitry's performance requirements. When the rising edges of a first clock signal and a second clock signal align, the edge detector momentarily pulses a clock switch signal, which is used to clock in a clock selection signal to a multiplexer. As a result, when the clock selection signal is high, the device waits until the clock edges are aligned before switching clock signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jethro C. Law, Kirk Edward Morrow, John Cummings Schiff, Glen Arthur Wiedemeier
  • Patent number: D760366
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Caroma Industries Limited
    Inventor: Stephen John Cummings
  • Patent number: D760851
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: KMA CONCEPTS LIMITED
    Inventor: Peter John Cummings
  • Patent number: D765228
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventor: Stephen John Cummings
  • Patent number: D778372
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: KMA Concepts Limited
    Inventor: Peter John Cummings