Patents by Inventor Marc Ivor Beale

Marc Ivor Beale 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: 20080088472
    Abstract: A switching arrangement includes a sensor (1) for detecting physical actions of a user (3) within a region of space in which the user is located. The sensor generates an output signal representative of a detected physical action, the signal being received by a signal-processing system (5). The signal-processing system is adapted to analyse the output signal to determine whether the user has made a deliberate physical action and to actuate a switch (9) on detection of such a deliberate physical action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventor: Marc Ivor Beale
  • Publication number: 20080074389
    Abstract: A method of controlling the movement of a cursor includes selecting a direction of intended movement of the cursor. Thereafter a jump mode is executed in which the cursor is caused to jump in at least one step towards a predetermined target. Subsequently, a drift mode is executed in which the cursor is caused to move substantially continuously in at least one further direction towards the predetermined target. Finally, when the predetermined target has been reached, a control option is executed in dependence upon the nature of the predetermined target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventor: Marc Ivor Beale