Patents by Inventor John J. Bradley

John J. Bradley 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: 6922954
    Abstract: A ground retention apparatus is provided for deterring the theft of services from an outdoor pedestal. The ground retention apparatus includes a ground stake having a first end attached to the pedestal and a second end opposite the first end for engaging the ground beneath the pedestal. The ground retention apparatus further includes a stop plate secured to the ground stake medially between the first end and the second end. The stop plate defines a hinge line separating a lower portion that is stationary and an upper portion that is movable relative to the lower portion between a first position wherein the upper portion is generally parallel to the lower portion and a second position wherein the upper portion is angled relative to the lower portion. The stop plate prevents the ground stake from being removed from the ground, thereby deterring unauthorized access to the equipment inside the pedestal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: John J. Bradley, Guy Castonguay, Miguel Angel Herrera Bucio, José Gustavo Fernández Tea, Mariano Perez Vazquez
  • Publication number: 20040115009
    Abstract: A ground retention apparatus is provided for deterring the theft of services from an outdoor pedestal. The ground retention apparatus includes a ground stake having a first end attached to the pedestal and a second end opposite the first end for engaging the ground beneath the pedestal. The ground retention apparatus further includes a stop plate secured to the ground stake medially between the first end and the second end. The stop plate defines a hinge line separating a lower portion that is stationary and an upper portion that is movable relative to the lower portion between a first position wherein the upper portion is generally parallel to the lower portion and a second position wherein the upper portion is angled relative to the lower portion. The stop plate prevents the ground stake from being removed from the ground, thereby deterring unauthorized access to the equipment inside the pedestal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventors: John J. Bradley, Guy Castonguay, Miguel Angel Herrera Bucio, Jose Gustavo Fernandez Tea, Marino Perez Vazquez
  • Patent number: 4962897
    Abstract: A surface winder is provided for developing rolls of web material wound on a core including a magazine for dispensing cores sequentially and a nip for receiving cores sequentially, the core transport means between said source and nip arranged to follow a generally hypocycloidal path to provide cusps for adhesive application to the core and for introducing cores into the nip, a surface winder including a pair of winding belts traveling at different speeds and in different directions, and web severence means including a pair of web pinching points one of which is on the moving web and the other on a stationary part of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1990
    Assignee: Paper Converting Machine Company
    Inventor: John J. Bradley
  • Patent number: 4856725
    Abstract: A surface winder is provided for developing rolls of web material wound on a core including a magazine for dispensing cores sequentially and a nip for receiving cores sequentially, the core transport means between said source and nip arranged to follow a generally hypocycloidal path to provide cusps for adhesive application to the core and for introducing cores into the nip, a surface winder including a pair of winding belts traveling at different speeds and in different directions, and web severance means including a pair of web pinching points one of which is on the moving web and the other on a stationary part of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1989
    Assignee: Paper Converting Machine Company
    Inventor: John J. Bradley
  • Patent number: 4816929
    Abstract: A video player, specially adapted to accommodate "mixed field and frame" recordings, incorporates a frame store for playing back still pictures recorded on a magnetic disk as either single field or dual field (full frame) video signals. A repetitive, interlaced output signal is taken from the frame store either directly or through an interpolation circuit. While interpolation benefits single field playback, it is particularly useful for incrementally achieving full frame playback: An interpolated frame is provided for displaying a single field recording and for displaying a still picture before--and until--the second frame of a full frame recording is fully available from the frame store. Once both fields of the picture are stored in the frame store, then and only then is the disk drive motor turned off, albeit that an interpolated frame is displayed before this occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1989
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: John J. Bradley, Richard C. Painton, John J. Acello, Edward G. Sawyer, Thomas C. Nutting
  • Patent number: 4723724
    Abstract: A surface winder is provided for developing rolls of web materials wound on a core including a magazine for dispensing cores sequentially and a nip for receiving cores sequentially, the core transport means between said source and nip arranged to follow a generally hypocycloidal path to provide cusps for adhesive application to the core and for introducing cores into the nip, a surface winder including a pair of winding belts traveling at different speeds and in different directions, and web severance means including a pair of web pinching points one of which is on the moving web and the other on a stationary part of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1988
    Assignee: Paper Converting Machine
    Inventor: John J. Bradley
  • Patent number: 4717968
    Abstract: A video player includes a playback head that repeatedly passes in contact with a circular track on a flexible magnetic disk in order to reproduce a still picture on a video display. By cycling the player into a special quiescent state after a certain interval elapses without user instructions, excessive disk wear is avoided. While in the quiescent state, the disk drive motor is stopped--immobilizing the disk-to-head interface--and the video display is blanked. If user instructions are received while in this state, the disk drive motor is reenergized and the video display is resumed, showing the still picture displayed prior to interruption. If no user instructions are received during a further interval, the player is shut off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1988
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Richard C. Painton, Jay D. Marchetti, John J. Acello, John J. Bradley, Richard H. Bolton
  • Patent number: 4691908
    Abstract: Apparatus for interfolding webs, including two clusters of vacuum rolls, each in a generally hexagonal arrangement, each cluster having spaced apart web cutoff means and interfolding means, the vacuum rolls being arranged to develop four equal length paths between the cutoff means and the interfolding means, the apparatus being equipped with vacuum switching means to sequentially change paths of travel of the webs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1987
    Assignee: Paper Converting Machine Company
    Inventor: John J. Bradley
  • Patent number: 4677548
    Abstract: A chip implemented in new technology is designed to include expandable levels of new functionality. The chip includes compatibility circuits which connect to a number of pins which are unused in the chip it replaces in an existing computer system. The compatibility circuits connect to those internal parts of the new chip that contain the newly added or altered levels of functionality. The new chip is installed in the existing computer system just as the prior chip. When so installed, the compatibility circuits enable the new chip to operate in the same manner as the replaced chip but at high speed and with improved performance. When the new chip is installed in the system for which it was designed, the compatibility circuits enable the chip to operate with a selectable level of new functionality at the same higher speed and improved performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1987
    Assignee: Honeywell Information Systems Inc.
    Inventor: John J. Bradley
  • Patent number: 4672360
    Abstract: A data processing system having a central processing unit (CPU) capable of performing binary and decimal arithmetic software instructions is disclosed. Also disclosed is a method and apparatus for speeding conversion of a number in binary format to decimal format by first stripping leading zeroes before the highest order non-zero bit of the binary number, and only allocating enough memory storage bits to hold the resultant decimal number. A multiplexer is used to apply a partial sum during conversion concurrently to both inputs of an adder for doubling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1987
    Assignee: Honeywell Information Systems Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Bradley, Brian L. Stoffers, Melinda A. Widen
  • Patent number: 4654789
    Abstract: A chip implemented in newer technology is designed to include new functionality. The chip includes compatibility circuits which connect to a pin which is unused in the chip it replaces in an existing computer system. The compatibility circuits connect to those internal parts of the new chip that contain the newly added or altered functionality. The new chip is installed in the existing computer system just as the prior chip. When so installed, the compatibility circuits enable the new chip to operate in the same manner as the replaced chip but at higher speed and with improved performance. When the new chip is installed in the system for which it was designed, the compatibility circuits enable the chip to operate with the new functionality at the same higher speed and improved performance as compared to the replaced chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1987
    Assignee: Honeywell Information Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene Nusinov, John J. Bradley
  • Patent number: 4642109
    Abstract: A method for producing elastic disposable diapers, apparatus therefor and product therefrom which includes applying a continuous stripe of adhesive to stretched elastic ribbon, V-folding longitudinally spaced portions of the ribbon to immobilize the adhesive in the spaced portion, applying the intermediate flat portions of the stretched ribbon with exposed adhesive to a substrate, to form discreet diapers which have contractable portions therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1987
    Assignee: Paper Converting Machine Company
    Inventors: John J. Bradley, Debra K. Hansen
  • Patent number: 4615016
    Abstract: Processor apparatus is described for performing binary and decimal arithmetic operations. In performing decimal multiplication with the processor apparatus, to reduce the amount of processing to be done with the apparatus and thereby speed up the performance of the decimal multiplication, the leading zeroes prefixing the highest order significant digit in both a multiplier and a multiplicand are identified, counted and removed. Decimal multiplication is then performed using the stripped multiplier and multiplicand, and to the resultant partial product a number of zeroes are prefixed equal to the number of zeroes originally stripped from the multiplier and multiplicand. The result is the product of the original multiplier and multiplicand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1986
    Assignee: Honeywell Information Systems Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Bradley, Brian L. Stoffers, Theodore R. Staplin, Jr., Melinda A. Widen
  • Patent number: 4608659
    Abstract: What is disclosed is apparatus making up an arithmetic logic unit and utilizing a programmable read-only memory (PROM) to perform arithmetic functions for an associated processor. The PROM is used as a look-up table for computation results. Operands used to perform a mathematical computation make up an address to the PROM which is used to read out the computation result stored therein. Also stored in the PROM as part of each computation result are information bits indicating if the computation result is a valid answer. These bits are also read out and stored in flip-flops to indicate to the processor if the computation result is valid or invalid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1986
    Assignee: Honeywell Information Systems Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Bradley, Theodore R. Staplin, Jr., Ming T. Miu, Thomas C. O'Brien, George M. O'Har, Melinda A. Widen, Brian L. Stoffers
  • Patent number: 4604722
    Abstract: A data processing system having a central processing unit (CPU) capable of performing binary and decimal arithmetic software instructions is described. The CPU includes a microprocessor which executes the binary arithmetic software instructions under firmware control. Also disclosed is an arithmetic logic unit (ALU) that functions with the CPU. The ALU has operand inputs to which are connected switched steering circuits that permit particular operands and zero operands to be selectively applied to any or all of the ALU operand inputs. This allows easy performance of special arithmetic functions such as adding a decimal operand to itself when converting the decimal operand to a binary operand, and to subtract a decimal operand from zero when complementing decimal operands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1986
    Assignee: Honeywell Information Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore R. Staplin, Jr., John J. Bradley, Brian L. Stoffers
  • Patent number: 4604695
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided for addressing a memory by word and by one of a number of nibbles within a word, with the ability to increment or decrement nibble and word addresses and thereby access adjacent nibbles and words without having to generate new nibble and word addresses. An initial word address is placed in an address counter and an initial nibble address is placed in a nibble control. The two addresses indicate a particular nibble within a particular word. Thereafter, only increment or decrement signals are provided to increment and decrement the nibble address and/or the word address. A nibble counter counts the increment and decrement nibble signals and when the last or first nibble in a word is addressed, an increment or decrement word address signal is respectively generated that changes the word address stored in the address counter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1986
    Assignee: Honeywell Information Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Melinda A. Widen, John J. Bradley, George M. O'Har
  • Patent number: 4585507
    Abstract: Apparatus for producing elastic disposable diapers employing an oscillating fork means to V-fold longitudinally spaced portions of an adhesive equipped ribbon on itself to immobilize the adhesive in the spaced portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1986
    Assignee: Paper Converting Machine Company
    Inventors: John J. Bradley, John R. Merkatoris
  • Patent number: 4543141
    Abstract: A method for producing elastic disposable diapers, apparatus therefor and product therefrom which includes applying a continuous stripe of adhesive to stretched elastic ribbon, V-folding longitudinally spaced portions of the ribbon to immobilize the adhesive in the spaced portion, applying the intermediate flat portions of the stretched ribbon with exposed adhesive to a substrate, to form discrete diapers which have contractable portions therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1985
    Assignee: Paper Converting Machine Company
    Inventors: John J. Bradley, Debra K. Hansen
  • Patent number: 4495571
    Abstract: A data processing system which includes a central processing unit coupled over a common bus with a plurality of input/output controllers (IOCs) and main memory includes apparatus which allows an IOC to signal the CPU to wait and retry the current I/O instruction. Other apparatus is provided which enables the CPU to continually retry the I/O instruction until the IOC accepts or rejects the I/O instruction and which further allows the CPU to suspend the retrying of the I/O instruction and to process interrupt requests and data transfer requests from any one of the plurality of IOCs. After processing the interrupt or data transfer request, system control is returned to retrying the I/O instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1985
    Assignee: Honeywell Information Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore R. Staplin, Jr., John J. Bradley, Richard L. King, Robert C. Miller, Ming T. Miu, Jian-Kuo Shen
  • Patent number: RE32331
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for correcting stack lean in a zig-zag folded web wherein a transverse force is cyclically applied to a traveling web so as to vary the motion of the web slightly as it passes through a transverse perforator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1987
    Assignee: Paper Converting Machine Company
    Inventors: James B. Fulk, Jerry L. McKeefry, George F. Schuning, John J. Bradley