Patents by Inventor Peter Bruce

Peter Bruce 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: 20170050703
    Abstract: A fluked burying device (1, 1A), for augmenting the burying and holding capability of a drag embedment marine anchor and chain cable system while being fixedly located thereon, comprises a fluke member (8) inclinedly attached to a body member (7) including pockets (12A, 12B, 12C) for accommodating links (16, 17) of a chain cable (4) passing there-through in a defined attitude such that axial and transverse loading is impressed in the chain cable (4) via separate links (17A, 17C) to maintain bending stresses therein similar to that occurring in a 5-pocket wildcat of a chain windlass and such that emergent links (16A, 16B) have sufficient articulation in service while embedded to permit the chain cable (4) to perform the function of and eliminate need for heavy expensive shackles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: BRUPAT LIMITED
    Inventor: Peter Bruce
  • Publication number: 20160313959
    Abstract: The technology described herein includes an automated, customer-based retail display system with digital interactive shelf and a printed plastic display. In some embodiments, a system is described including a digital shelf display strip that extends along the front edge of existing store shelves. The digital shelf display strip can be printed on a plastic backplane and designed to fit in standard store shelf pricing areas. The printed digital display on plastic is low cost and protected from damage as opposed to glass based screens used in prior art electronic shelf labels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventor: Peter Bruce Abell
  • Patent number: 9233737
    Abstract: A marine anchor (1, 40, 40A, 40B, 40C) for deep embedment in a seabed soil (2) including a fluke member (4, 41) and a shank member (7, 49) and means (12, 62, 62A) for constraining a load application point thereon (13, 15, 63, 63A, 65) to lie in first and second directions from a centroid (9,46) of said fluke member (4, 41) forming, with respect to a fore-and-aft direction (10, 47) of the fluke member (4, 41), an acute forward-opening angle (A) and an acute rearward-opening angle (C) respectively whereby said marine anchor (1, 40, 40A, 40B, 40C) can be pulled rearward to bury deeply in a rearward direction (R) after having been pulled forward to bury deeply in a forward direction (F).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: BruPat Limited
    Inventor: Peter Bruce
  • Patent number: 9233738
    Abstract: A marine anchor is described which has a fluke with a shank pivotably attached thereto wherein the shank is remotely lockable pivotably and subsequently remotely unlockable pivotably with respect to the fluke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: BruPat Limited
    Inventor: Peter Bruce
  • Patent number: 9222893
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for assessment, evaluation and grading of gemstones has a stage (11) upon which a gemstone may be supported. The stage is enclosed in a housing (15) that is impervious to light. There is at least one light source (14) located in the housing which is adapted to project incident light onto the gemstone. Means for rotating and tilting the stage so as to vary the orientation of the gemstone to the incident light are also present. A digital camera (16) is located in the housing adjacent the or each light source and is adapted to take images of the gemstone based on reflection and/or refraction of the incident light. The apparatus also includes information processing means for calibrating and analyzing the images. The information processing means is programmed with instruction sets for assessing one or more of color, cut, clarity, scintillation, brilliance, lustre, dispersion and sheen. The gemstone is supported upon the stage by securing means (17) engaging the gemstone at its bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: OPAL PRODUCERS AUSTRALIA LIMITED
    Inventors: Graham Alfred Hornabrook, Stuart Marchant, Rodney Herbert Lummis, Kathryn Elizabeth Primmer, Angus Nelson Hornabrook, Peter Bruce Sutton, Robert George Imrie, Leanne Bischof, Ryan Lagerstrom, Volker Hilsenstein
  • Patent number: 8989656
    Abstract: An anchor data communication system (1) for communication of measurement data, provided by instrumentation (2) mounted on a marine anchor (3) buried below a surface (5) of a mooring bed (4), including a first transponder (10) mounted on a line member (7, 3D) attached to said anchor (3) and connected by conductor means (11) to said instrumentation (2), and a second transponder (12, 12A) mounted on said line member (7, 3D) or suspended from a floating structure (8, 21A) and connected to a transceiver (9, 9A) on said floating structure (8, 21A), wherein an axis (10A, 12B) of an emission beam (10B, 12C) of at least one of said transponders (10, 12, 12A) is constrained in heading by said line member (7, 3D) to maximize the strength of signals from said first transponder (10) arriving at said second transponder (12, 12A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Brupat Limited
    Inventor: Peter Bruce
  • Patent number: 8948817
    Abstract: A wireless serving communication unit comprises a signal processor, for receiving and processing a signal to be broadcast, and a number of transmitters operably coupled to the signal processor, for transmitting the broadcast signal in a plurality of sectorised cells to a wireless subscriber communication unit. The wireless serving communication unit comprises logic to replicate the processed signal into a plurality of replicated signals and logic introduce one or more delay(s) to one or more of the replicated processed signals, such that replicated broadcast signals having different delays are transmitted from a plurality of sectorised cells to one or more wireless subscriber communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Bruce Darwood, Timothy Wilkinson
  • Publication number: 20140261136
    Abstract: A marine anchor is described which has a fluke with a shank pivotably attached thereto wherein the shank is remotely lockable pivotably and subsequently remotely unlockable pivotably with respect to the fluke.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: BRUPAT LIMITED
    Inventor: Peter Bruce
  • Patent number: 8807605
    Abstract: A bi-swing warehouse door latch system installs an electro-mechanical lock horizontally in the door casings overhead. Each has two catches to drop down on either side of the door. The doors are allowed to swing open when the respective catches are unlatched by a solenoid. The doors are not allowed to swing open when the respective catches are held latched by another solenoid and a teeter arm. Battery powered models produce brief pulses to put the catches in their locked states or unlocked states using a capacitor to store enough energy after power is lost to kick the solenoids. Utility powered versions can be configured to automatically relax into locked or unlocked states when power is lost. The doors are controlled to unlock when those with authorized access are recognized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Dudley Gates
    Inventors: David Edmond Dudley, Simon David Dudley, Peter Bruce Dudley
  • Publication number: 20130225069
    Abstract: An anchor data communication system (1) for communication of measurement data, provided by instrumentation (2) mounted on a marine anchor (3) buried below a surface (5) of a mooring bed (4), including a first transponder (10) mounted on a line member (7, 3D) attached to said anchor (3) and connected by conductor means (11) to said instrumentation (2), and a second transponder (12, 12A) mounted on said line member (7, 3D) or suspended from a floating structure (8, 21A) and connected to a transceiver (9, 9A) on said floating structure (8, 21A), wherein an axis (10A, 12B) of an emission beam (10B, 12C) of at least one of said transponders (10, 12, 12A) is constrained in heading by said line member (7, 3D) to maximize the strength of signals from said first transponder (10) arriving at said second transponder (12, 12A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: BRUPAT LIMITED
    Inventor: Peter Bruce
  • Patent number: 8436986
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for assessment, evaluation and grading of gemstones has a stage (11) upon which a gemstone may be supported, the stage being enclosed in a housing (15) that is impervious to light. At least one light source (14) located in the housing is adapted to project incident light onto the gemstone. There are means for rotating and tilting the stage so as to vary the orientation of the gemstone to the incident light. A digital camera (16) is located in the housing adjacent the or each light source and is adapted to take images of the gemstone based on reflection and/or refraction of the incident light. There are also information processing means for calibrating and analyzing the images, with the information processing means being programmed with an instruction set for color calibrating the images and then analyzing the color calibrated images by segmentation and histogram measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Opal Producers Australia Limited
    Inventors: Graham Alfred Hornabrook, Stuart Norman Marchant, Rodney Herbert Lummis, Kathryn Elizabeth Primmer, Peter Bruce Sutton, Angus Nelson Hornabrook, Leanne Bischof, Ryan Lagerstrom, Volker Hilsenstein, Robert George Imrie
  • Patent number: 8428085
    Abstract: A cellular communication system (100) comprises management logic (146) having broadcast mode logic (150) arranged to support a common cell identifier reuse pattern for broadcast transmissions amongst a cluster of communication cells. A plurality of wireless serving communication units is operably coupled to the management logic. At least one wireless communication unit comprises a receiver for receiving a broadcast signal from both a first serving wireless communication unit and a second serving wireless communication unit wherein both the first serving wireless communication unit and second serving wireless communication unit use a common cell identifier (215) reuse pattern for broadcast transmissions to be used by the at least one wireless communication unit in receiving broadcast communication across the cluster of communication cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Vishakan Ponnampalam, Peter Bruce Darwood
  • Patent number: 8428084
    Abstract: A cellular communication system (100) is arranged to support a single cell identifier reuse pattern using a first communication. Management logic (146) comprises broadcast mode logic (150) arranged to support a common cell identifier reuse pattern for broadcast transmissions amongst a cluster of communication cells using a second communication. A plurality of wireless serving communication units are operably coupled to the management logic. At least one wireless communication unit comprises logic arranged to support a unicast communication using a first communication cell identifier and logic arranged to support broadcast communication using a common cell identifier (215) to be used by the wireless communication unit in receiving broadcast communication across the cluster of communication cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Vishakan Ponnampalam, Peter Bruce Darwood
  • Patent number: 8428083
    Abstract: A time division duplex (TDD) cellular communication system (100) is arranged to support both uplink and downlink communication allocated for unicast time division duplex (TDD) communication that uses a single cell identifier reuse pattern. The TDD cellular communication system (100) comprises a plurality of wireless serving communication units operably coupled to management logic. The TDD cellular communication system (100) further comprises management logic (146) arranged to partition time domain physical resources such that unicast communication using the single cell identifier reuse pattern is supported in a first portion of the time domain physical resource and a broadcast communication using a common cell identifier (215) reuse pattern for broadcast communications is supported in a second portion of the time domain physical resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Vishakan Ponnampalam, Peter Bruce Darwood
  • Patent number: 8374619
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide for allocating spectrum in a wireless communication system that supports simultaneously at least a first mode of operation and a second mode of operation. Logic is arranged for determining a proportion of spectrum required for the wireless communication unit to operate simultaneously in both the first mode of operation and the second mode of operation. Logic for allocating spectrum allocates a temporary guard band between a first portion of spectrum for the first mode of operation and a second portion of spectrum for the second mode of operation for use while the wireless communication unit operates simultaneously in the first mode of operation and second mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Edward Jones, Peter Bruce Darwood, Paul Howard
  • Publication number: 20130032077
    Abstract: A marine anchor (1, 40, 40A, 40B, 40C) for deep embedment in a seabed soil (2) including a fluke member (4, 41) and a shank member (7, 49) and means (12, 62, 62A) for constraining a load application point thereon (13, 15, 63, 63A, 65) to lie in first and second directions from a centroid (9,46) of said fluke member (4, 41) forming, with respect to a fore-and-aft direction (10, 47) of the fluke member (4, 41), an acute forward-opening angle (A) and an acute rearward-opening angle (C) respectively whereby said marine anchor (1, 40, 40A, 40B, 40C) can be pulled rearward to bury deeply in a rearward bury deeply in a forward direction (F).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: BRUPAT LIMITED
    Inventor: Peter Bruce
  • Patent number: 8280385
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide for allocating spectrum in a wireless communication system that supports simultaneously at least a first mode of operation and a second mode of operation. Logic is arranged for determining a proportion of spectrum required for the wireless communication unit to operate simultaneously in both the first mode of operation and the second mode of operation. Logic for allocating spectrum allocates a temporary guard band between a first portion of spectrum for the first mode of operation and a second portion of spectrum for the second mode of operation for use while the wireless communication unit operates simultaneously in the first mode of operation and second mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Edward Jones, Peter Bruce Darwood, Paul Howard
  • Patent number: D805996
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Peter Bruce Parker
  • Patent number: D816705
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: ABB AS
    Inventors: Thomas Skovholt, Rune Holtet, David Dorantes Romero, Peter Bruce
  • Patent number: D820187
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventor: Peter Bruce Parker