Patents by Inventor Peter F. Fox

Peter F. Fox 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: 6308131
    Abstract: A method of pre-planning and loading of aircraft before physically loading pallets on the aircraft is disclosed. An identifier is entered into a processor to identify an aircraft to be loaded. Based on the identifier, a data file relating to the loading limitations of the aircraft to be loaded is retrieved from the database. Data regarding the amount of fuel upon departure is entered, as well as the weights of pallets to be loaded into pallet positions. A user selects a first option for calculating within the processor the optimum location of pallets and pallet positions to obtain the optimum center of gravity balance of the aircraft, or the user selects a second option for determining if the center of gravity of the aircraft based on the entered location of pallets and pallet positions are within the center of gravity limits of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Assignee: Capital Cargo International Airlines, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter F. Fox
  • Patent number: 4495644
    Abstract: A method for real-time signature verification uses a transducer pad in which the pressure of a stylus causes contact to be made between two resistive films. Such a transducer is energized by current pulses to sample pairs of X and Y coordinates every 5 milliseconds. The analogue voltage outputs are converted to digital form and processed under the control of a microprocessor to determine numerical parameters each representing a significant feature of the signature pattern. A set of specimen signatures is collected and from these the mean values and standard deviations of several relevant parameters are calculated and committed to memory. The parameters for a working signature are compared with the respective stored mean values for the individual concerned. Each deviation from a stored mean value is compared with the corresponding stored standard deviation in a non-linear scoring circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1985
    Assignee: Quest Automation Public Limited Company
    Inventors: John R. Parks, David R. Carr, Peter F. Fox