Patents by Inventor John McFarland

John McFarland 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: 10487979
    Abstract: A T-post hanger plate for mounting to a T-post forms an opening passing through the plate. The opening is shaped to allow the T-post to pass through the opening when the plate is orientated perpendicular to the T-post, and the opening engages the protrusions on the flange of the T-post when the T-post hanger plate is angled relative to the T-post. A hook at an end of the T-post hanger plate allows a target to be hung from the hanger plate when it is mounted to a T-post. The hook has a smooth inner surface and an angular outer surface. Striking the target causes the target to pivot on the hook, but the angular outer surface causes the target to bind on the hook preventing the target from swinging off of the hook due to the movement created by striking the target with a projectile, such as a bullet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: CM Fabricating, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholaus Scott Simons, Christopher John McFarland
  • Patent number: 10379160
    Abstract: An apparatus 2 for performing serial data communication with a target device 4, such as an integrated circuit, utilizes serial transfer circuitry 16 to perform a serial transfer of data to a communication register 26 in the target device 4 and serial retrieval circuitry 18 to retrieve an acknowledge signal 32 indicating whether or not the target device is ready to perform further processing following such a transfer. Delay control circuitry 20 serves to apply a predetermined delay period following the transfer of the serial data via the serial transfer circuitry before initiating the retrieval of the acknowledge signal. This predetermined delay period is controlled in dependence upon the ready status indicated by the acknowledge signals retrieved such that the proportion of acknowledge signals retrieved which indicate an unready status meets a predetermined condition, such as being less than a non-zero predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ARM Limited
    Inventors: Russell John Buckett, Ian Craig McFarland, Robert John Walker
  • Patent number: 10372318
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for associating strokes with content are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises: a memory to store contexts for a plurality of strokes, wherein each context represents an association between at least one stroke and a portion of image data previously displayed; and a matching module coupled to the memory to: receive an indication of a new stroke to be associated a first image and a first context, determine if the portion the first context is the same as, overlaps or is independent of the contexts stored in the memory, and update the memory to include the new stroke by adding the new stroke to one of the contexts stored in the memory or storing the new stroke with the first context independent of the contexts already stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michael Gormish, Max McFarland, John Barrus
  • Patent number: 10269205
    Abstract: A drawer control means for controlling access to restricted stored items located in compartments in drawers positioned within a cabinet housing a multiplicity of drawers, said drawers being arranged in columns, whereby the drawers in any column can be controlled such that access to a selected drawer and access to a specified compartment within that drawer is effected by only two locking mechanisms per drawer column, and such that the withdrawal distance of a drawer from the cabinet is pre-set prior to the drawer being opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Smart Tools (UK) Ltd.
    Inventor: John McFarland
  • Publication number: 20180195663
    Abstract: A T-post hanger plate for mounting to a T-post forms an opening passing through the plate. The opening is shaped to allow the T-post to pass through the opening when the plate is orientated perpendicular to the T-post, and the opening engages the protrusions on the flange of the T-post when the T-post hanger plate is angled relative to the T-post. A hook at an end of the T-post hanger plate allows a target to be hung from the hanger plate when it is mounted to a T-post. The hook has a smooth inner surface and an angular outer surface. Striking the target causes the target to pivot on the hook, but the angular outer surface causes the target to bind on the hook preventing the target from swinging off of the hook due to the movement created by striking the target with a projectile, such as a bullet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Nicholaus Scott SIMONS, Christopher John McFARLAND
  • Publication number: 20170018136
    Abstract: A drawer control means for controlling access to restricted stored items located in compartments in drawers positioned within a cabinet housing a multiplicity of drawers, said drawers being arranged in columns, whereby the drawers in any column can be controlled such that access to a selected drawer and access to a specified compartment within that drawer is effected by only two locking mechanisms per drawer column, and such that the withdrawal distance of a drawer from the cabinet is pre-set prior to the drawer being opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventor: John McFarland
  • Patent number: 8795600
    Abstract: A UV Disinfection System is provided comprising a wastewater treatment device in combination with a UV treatment device. Multiple embodiments provide that the UV treatment device is contained substantially within the wastewater treatment device. Embodiments include those wherein the UV treatment device is substantially vertically oriented and extends downward from an outlet shared by the wastewater treatment device and the UV treatment device, thereby requiring all flow exiting the wastewater treatment device to pass through the UV treatment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Zoeller Pump Company, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew E. Byers, John McFarland, Charlie Carrol, Adrian France, Andy Westphal, Jason Nett
  • Patent number: 8153095
    Abstract: Methods for producing highly pure solutions containing hydrogen fluoride, one or more salts thereof or a mixture of two or more thereof, by adding hydrogen fluoride to at least one anhydrous solvent, wherein the hydrogen fluoride is added to the anhydrous solvent or solvents in the form of a gas or as a liquified gas or as a mixture of gas and liquefied gas. High purity hydrogen fluoride and ammonium fluoride solutions produced by the inventive method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Dodd, John McFarland, Wolfgang Sievert
  • Patent number: 8148533
    Abstract: Ionic liquids having melting points below about 100 C formed by reaction of a heterocyclic amine with about 2.8 and about 3.2 moles of anhydrous hydrogen fluoride per mole of amine nitrogen. Electrochemical devices having non-aqueous electrolytes containing the ionic liquids are also disclosed, as well as silicon oxide etching compositions containing the ionic liquids and etching methods in which silicon oxides are selectively removed by the etching compositions in the presence of aluminum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Martin A. Paonessa, Rajiv R Singh, Valentine T Zuba, George A Shia, John A McFarland
  • Patent number: 7909418
    Abstract: A tool dispensing system has one or more drawers, each drawer having one or more bins. Each bin occupies at least one cell of a drawer cell array which has an integer number M cell columns and an integer number N cell rows. The bins are provided with lockable lids and are selectively transferable between a bin released position and a bin locked position. The bins are transferred between these position through the use of no greater than M actuators for each drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Iscar, Ltd.
    Inventor: John McFarland
  • Publication number: 20100215553
    Abstract: A UV Disinfection System is provided comprising a wastewater treatment device in combination with a UV treatment device. Multiple embodiments provide that the UV treatment device is contained substantially within the wastewater treatment device. Embodiments include those wherein the UV treatment device is substantially vertically oriented and extends downward from an outlet shared by the wastewater treatment device and the UV treatment device, thereby requiring all flow exiting the wastewater treatment device to pass through the UV treatment device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Matthew E Byers, John McFarland, Charlie Carrol, Adrian France, Andy Westphal, Jason Nett
  • Patent number: 7620028
    Abstract: A system and method are described for binding together a plurality of wireless data communications channels, whereby an aggregate throughput improvement is realized. A master channel amongst the channels to be bound is compatible with existing standards-based wireless data communications equipment. The master channel serves to perform MAC association and flow control. Aggregate throughput is improved by sending and receiving either multiple sets of separately encoded packets, commonly encoded packets or redundantly encoded packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Atheros Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Husted, William John McFarland, Jeffrey M. Gilbert
  • Publication number: 20090253268
    Abstract: Post-contact opening etchants for post-etch cleans and methods for fabricating such etchants are provided. In an exemplary embodiment, a post-contact opening etchant comprises anhydrous hydrogen fluoride and a fluoride-dissociation modulating agent. In another embodiment, a method for fabricating a post-contact opening etchant comprises providing anhydrous hydrogen fluoride, combining the anhydrous hydrogen fluoride and a fluoride-dissociation modulating agent, and mixing the anhydrous hydrogen fluoride and the fluoride-dissociation modulating agent to form a homogeneous mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Deborah Yellowaga, John A. McFarland
  • Patent number: 7398100
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for accurately identifying discontinuous transmissions (DTX) and enabling the utilization of a dedicated control channel (DCCH) by determining if the frame satisfies a quality check, analyzing at least a portion of bits within the frame if the frame does not satisfy the quality check, determining if the bits analyzed exceed a threshold and identifying the frame as a DTX if the bits fail to exceed the threshold. Some embodiments further count a number of zero bits in a tail end of the frame, determine if the number of zero values exceed the threshold, determine if the frame includes an expected sequence of bits if the number of the zero bits does not exceed the threshold, and identify the frame as the DTX if the frame does not include the expected sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: John McFarland Harris, Lee Michael Proctor, Robert Davis Battin
  • Publication number: 20070228899
    Abstract: A tool dispensing system has one or more drawers, each drawer having one or more bins. Each bin occupies at least one cell of a drawer cell array which has an integer number M cell columns and an integer number N cell rows. The bins are provided with lockable lids and are selectively transferable between a bin released position and a bin locked position. The bins are transferred between these position through the use of no greater than M actuators for each drawer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Applicant: Iscar Ltd.
    Inventor: John McFarland
  • Patent number: 7210889
    Abstract: A circulating storage system (1) has at least two storage columns (4) of stored-goods carriers (5) that are arranged one above another and circulate during operation, at least one horizontal conveyor device (9) which, during operation, transfers the stored-goods carriers from one storage column to the other storage column, and a vertical conveyor device (7) which, during operation, can move at least one part of the storage column in a vertical direction. The circulating storage system also has at least one further vertical conveyor device (7), for each vertical conveyor device assigned to a storage column, to provide each storage column with the capability of being moved in the vertical direction, independently of the other storage column, by the vertical conveyor device assigned to it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Bellheimer Metallwerk GmbH
    Inventor: John McFarland
  • Patent number: 7192860
    Abstract: Silicon oxide etching solutions containing the product of at least one bifluoride source compound dissolved in a solvent consisting of at least one carboxylic acid, and further comprising from about 0.5 to about 3 percent by solution weight of hydrofluoric acid and from about 1 to about 5 percent by solution weight of water, wherein the total concentration of bifluoride source compound is between about 1.25 and about 5.0 moles per kilogram of solvent. Methods for selectively removing silicon oxides and metal silicates from metal surfaces are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: John A. McFarland, Michael A. Dodd, Wolfgang Sievert
  • Publication number: 20060255315
    Abstract: Removal chemistry solutions and methods of production thereof are described herein that include at least one fluorine-based constituent, at least one chelating component, surfactant component, oxidizing component or combination thereof, and at least one solvent or solvent mixture. Removal chemistry solutions and methods of production thereof are also described herein that include at least one low H2O content fluorine-based constituent and at least one solvent or solvent mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Publication date: November 16, 2006
    Inventors: Deborah Yellowaga, Ben Palmer, John Starzynski, John McFarland, Marie Lowe
  • Publication number: 20050196671
    Abstract: Ionic liquids having melting points below about 100 C formed by reaction of a heterocyclic amine with about 2.8 and about 3.2 moles of anhydrous hydrogen fluoride per mole of amine nitrogen. Electrochemical devices having non-aqueous electrolytes containing the ionic liquids are also disclosed, as well as silicon oxide etching compositions containing the ionic liquids and etching methods in which silicon oxides are selectively removed by the etching compositions in the presence of aluminum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Applicant: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Paonessa, Rajiv Singh, Valentine Zuba, George Shia, John McFarland
  • Patent number: 6896467
    Abstract: A storage lift has shelving columns having lateral panels provided with support sections (5) for storage goods carriers. Each column has four stays (4) configured as mountable and dismountable panel elements (7). The panel elements have a sandwich-type structure consisting of a contoured plate (12) and a support plate (13) connected to it to increase the rigidity of the support sections (5). The structure of the storage width facilitates and accelerates construction of storage lifts on site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Bellheimer Metallwerk GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Bouche, John McFarland