Patents by Inventor John Robert Morris, Jr.

John Robert Morris, Jr. 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: 6462436
    Abstract: An economical protective shield assembly of a dielectric substrate and an EMI shield, substantially free of the effects of board coupling and air coupling which requires less hardware for securing an EMI shield than present devices and methods, is provided for. The inventions use of simply finished shield edges with an unimproved substrate having a conductive intermediary interconnected with a grounding path and simply finished or unfinished shield edges with an improved substrate having a mating groove cooperatively adapted to fit the shield edge, interacts to exclude EMI signals and requires less precision in positioning the shield onto the substrate. The invention also provides a simplified method to exclude EMI effects for an assembly by a process of fabrication requiring less finishing steps than present processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Avaya Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Jason A. Kay, David Stevens Kerr, John Robert Morris, Jr., Ivan Pawlenko, Richard Franklin Schwartz
  • Patent number: 6161765
    Abstract: A protective enclosure for housing heat-generating electronics, having a sorption device for controlling humidity and a heater for heating the sorption device. The invention protects electronics placed within the enclosure from the effects of water vapor and condensation during normal operation and in the event of power loss. The sorption device adsorbs water vapor during normal operation or power loss when the temperature in the enclosure falls below the dew point. The sorption device releases collected water as water vapor when power is restored and the temperature in the enclosure rises above the dew point. The invention thereby prevents failure of the electronics due to condensation build-up and provides for effective long-term use of the sorption device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Abraham Kay, David Stevens Kerr, John Robert Morris, Jr., Ivan Pawlenko, Richard Franklin Schwartz
  • Patent number: 5847690
    Abstract: A unitary display and sensing device integrates liquid crystal display module elements of a liquid crystal display module for detecting input on a flat panel display screen with the capability for digitizing the detected inputs. In accordance with an illustrative embodiment of the present invention, display elements of a liquid crystal display module are modified to sense input on the display screen. An electrical signal is applied to modified display elements of the liquid crystal display module so that contact with a surface portion of the display screen produces an output signal indicative of its location. The integrated display and sensing device is active matrix addressed for finger input, but may also incorporate display systems for active pen input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1998
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Albert Boie, Richard Alan Gottscho, Allan Robert Kmetz, Richard H. Krukar, Po-Yen Lu, John Robert Morris, Jr.