Patents by Inventor Michael Naylor

Michael Naylor 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: 20200336847
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to communication devices. Such devices may comprise input for receiving sound signal to be processed and presented to a user, and output for outputting the processed signal to a user perceivable as sound. Such processing may be performed by use of a processor for processing the sound signal in dependence of a setting or a set of setting to compensate a hearing loss profile. Further, the communication device may comprise a bio-signal acquisition and amplifier component in communication with a user interface for providing the bio-signals as input to the user interface, the user interface controlling the setting or set of setting for operation of the communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Niels Henrik PONTOPPIDAN, Thomas LUNNER, Michael Syskind PEDERSEN, Lars Ivar HAUSCHULTZ, Povl KOCH, Graham NAYLOR, Eline Borch PETERSEN
  • Patent number: 10743121
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to communication devices. Such devices may comprise input for receiving sound signal to be processed and presented to a user, and output for outputting the processed signal to a user perceivable as sound. Such processing may be performed by use of a processor for processing the sound signal in dependence of a setting or a set of setting to compensate a hearing loss profile. Further, the communication device may comprise a bio-signal acquisition and amplifier component in communication with a user interface for providing the bio-signals as input to the user interface, the user interface controlling the setting or set of setting for operation of the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: OTICON A/S
    Inventors: Niels Henrik Pontoppidan, Thomas Lunner, Michael Syskind Pedersen, Lars Ivar Hauschultz, Povl Koch, Graham Naylor, Eline Borch Petersen
  • Publication number: 20200001857
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes at least one sensor and a power supply control system. The sensor is on board a vehicle system and configured to generate vehicle data relating to a condition or parameter associated with the vehicle system. The power supply control system is configured to control one or more power supplies on board the vehicle system and to receive the vehicle data from the at least one sensor. The power supply control system is also configured to compare the vehicle data to one or more criteria relating to vehicle movement, and, in response to a determination that the vehicle data meets the criteria and receipt of a signal indicative of the vehicle system carrying (or being configured to carry) cargo of a predetermined material, generate a control signal to deactivate at least one of the power supplies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Michael A. Naylor, Donald W. Gangemella, Richard S. Klemanski, Carl L. Haas
  • Publication number: 20190327570
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to communication devices. Such devices may comprise input for receiving sound signal to be processed and presented to a user, and output for outputting the processed signal to a user perceivable as sound. Such processing may be performed by use of a processor for processing the sound signal in dependence of a setting or a set of setting to compensate a hearing loss profile. Further, the communication device may comprise a bio-signal acquisition and amplifier component in communication with a user interface for providing the bio-signals as input to the user interface, the user interface controlling the setting or set of setting for operation of the communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Niels Henrik PONTOPPIDAN, Thomas LUNNER, Michael Syskind PEDERSEN, Lars Ivar HAUSCHULTZ, Povl KOCH, Graham NAYLOR, Eline Borch PETERSEN
  • Patent number: 10399551
    Abstract: A safety system for a train equipped with an ECP air brake arrangement, in which the train includes at least one locomotive and at least one railcar connected to a trainline network, the system including: at least one power supply; at least one power supply controller to communicate over the trainline network and control the at least one power supply; at least one local controller to: communicate over the trainline network; receive or determine railcar data including a condition or parameter associated with the at least one railcar; and, based at least partially on the railcar data, generate at least one first message to deactivate the at least one power supply. A computer-implemented method for monitoring and responding to at least one railcar's derailment is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Naylor, Donald W. Gangemella, Richard S. Klemanski, Carl L. Haas
  • Patent number: 9950718
    Abstract: A train network management system for a train having a locomotive and railcars, including a node computer on the railcar and communicating with a high-speed network device for receiving and transmitting data over a high-speed network, and a locomotive computer on the locomotive and communicating with a high-speed network device for receiving and transmitting data over the high-speed network, where a communication path is generated between at least two high-speed network devices of the railcars and the high-speed network device of the locomotive, such that high-speed data communication is provided between the high-speed network devices of the railcars and the locomotive. A railcar network unit is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Wabtec Holding Corp.
    Inventor: Michael A. Naylor
  • Publication number: 20170253228
    Abstract: A safety system for a train equipped with an ECP air brake arrangement, in which the train includes at least one locomotive and at least one railcar connected to a trainline network, the system including: at least one power supply; at least one power supply controller to communicate over the trainline network and control the at least one power supply; at least one local controller to: communicate over the trainline network; receive or determine railcar data including a condition or parameter associated with the at least one railcar; and, based at least partially on the railcar data, generate at least one first message to deactivate the at least one power supply. A computer-implemented method for monitoring and responding to at least one railcar's derailment is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Michael A. Naylor, Donald W. Gangemella, Richard S. Klemanski, Carl L. Haas
  • Publication number: 20160016596
    Abstract: A train network management system for a train having a locomotive and railcars, including a node computer on the railcar and communicating with a high-speed network device for receiving and transmitting data over a high-speed network, and a locomotive computer on the locomotive and communicating with a high-speed network device for receiving and transmitting data over the high-speed network, where a communication path is generated between at least two high-speed network devices of the railcars and the high-speed network device of the locomotive, such that high-speed data communication is provided between the high-speed network devices of the railcars and the locomotive. A railcar network unit is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventor: Michael A. Naylor
  • Patent number: 9169018
    Abstract: An aircraft radio system comprising a plurality of radios interconnected by a digital communications network, each radio having a transceiver and a dedicated processor platform, the aircraft radio system being configured to cause the dedicated processor platforms to constitute a virtual processing environment for the aircraft radio system. There is also an aircraft radio system comprising a plurality of discrete radios interconnected by a digital communications network, each radio having a transceiver, a dedicated processor platform and a server configured to support communications over the network using PPPoE, Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet, to provide a common digital interface between an aircraft domain and the radios for plural types of communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Thales Holdings UK Plc
    Inventors: Geoffrey James Akwei Baddoo, Michael Naylor, Andrew James Myers
  • Publication number: 20130190948
    Abstract: An aircraft radio system comprising a plurality of radios interconnected by a digital communications network, each radio having a transceiver and a dedicated processor platform, the aircraft radio system being configured to cause the dedicated processor platforms to constitute a virtual processing environment for the aircraft radio system. There is also an aircraft radio system comprising a plurality of discrete radios interconnected by a digital communications network, each radio having a transceiver, a dedicated processor platform and a server configured to support communications over the network using PPPoE, Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet, to provide a common digital interface between an aircraft domain and the radios for plural types of communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventors: Geoffrey James Akwei Baddoo, Michael Naylor, Andrew James Myers
  • Patent number: 7902810
    Abstract: A cable detection system, includes a source of an input electrical AC signal for coupling to a first lead pin of a cable connector. A detector is coupled to a different second lead pin of the cable connector. The detector detects an electrical AC output signal derived by capacitive coupling of the input electrical AC signal occurring within a cable incorporating first and second leads corresponding to the first and second lead pins. The detector further enables a determination of whether the cable is connected to the cable connector in response to an amplitude dependent characteristic of the detected AC output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Draeger Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Kipling Naylor, Michael Naylor, legal representative, Clifford Risher-Kelly, Charles LeMay
  • Publication number: 20090167286
    Abstract: A cable detection system, includes a source of an input electrical AC signal for coupling to a first lead pin of a cable connector. A detector is coupled to a different second lead pin of the cable connector. The detector detects an electrical AC output signal derived by capacitive coupling of the input electrical AC signal occurring within a cable incorporating first and second leads corresponding to the first and second lead pins. The detector further enables a determination of whether the cable is connected to the cable connector in response to an amplitude dependent characteristic of the detected AC output signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventors: Thomas Kipling Naylor, Michael Naylor, Clifford Richer-Kelly, Charles LeMay
  • Patent number: 5506767
    Abstract: A universal controller is provided with a variable annunciation and display of information with a variety of pre-selected output graphics and indicia, programmability to control a variety of processes and machines in a variety of applications with a variety of pre-selected input graphics and indicia, manufacturability as a standard unit in large numbers, variable programming for its different applications, and containability in a small, easily operated unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventor: Michael A. Naylor
  • Patent number: 5374856
    Abstract: An appliance timer incremental drive is provided with an electronic circuit that generates a nonvarying camstack motor advancement pulse that cooperates with a cam-operated motor control switch. When the motor control switch is closed, a power circuit is completed with a camstack drive motor and the camstack rotates. When the motor control switch opens, the power circuit is also open, so the camstack is stationary. The camstack remains stationary, delayed, until the electronic circuit, which operates independently from the camstack, provides a nonvarying camstack advancement pulse to power the camstack drive motor to rotate the camstack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1994
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: David E. Zink, Michael A. Naylor, Leslie S. Jordan
  • Patent number: 5369740
    Abstract: A universal controller is provided with a variable annunciation and display of information with a variety of pre-selected output graphics and indicia, programmability to control a variety of processes and machines in a variety of applications with a variety of pre-selected input graphics and indicia, manufacturability as a standard unit in large numbers, variable programming for its different applications, and containability in a small, easily operated unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1994
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventor: Michael A. Naylor
  • Patent number: 4580262
    Abstract: A radio system employs a method of controlling the transmitted power of a radio signal such that a minimum power level for efficient reception is maintained. Data is simultaneously transmitted between two radio stations using an error correction code. Each block of the code is accompanied by a power bit. The transmitted power bit is set high or low in dependence upon whether the number of errors in a sample of received blocks, as determined by processing of the received code, is equal to, above or below a predetermined threshold value. At the other station the received power bit is directed to a power control device and used to adjust the output power of the transmitter of that station by continuously variable slope delta demodulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1986
    Assignee: Racal-SES Limited
    Inventors: Michael Naylor, David Brash
  • Patent number: 4546470
    Abstract: A device for use in an intermediate station of a radio-relay communications system comprises a package consisting of a trunk switch, a multiplexer, and a demultiplexer. The switch (48) has three TDM inputs, one of which is connected to the output of the multiplexer, and three TDM outputs one of which is connected to the input of the demultiplexer. The switch is non-blocking and is adapted to switch any input TDM channel to any selected output TDM channel, to enable, for example, a signal received in an incoming channel from an adjacent radio station to be selectively retransmitted to radio station or directed to one of the user terminals at the radio station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1985
    Assignee: Racal-SES Limited
    Inventors: Michael Naylor, Robert Latham