Patents by Inventor Richard Cooper

Richard Cooper 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: 20210226886
    Abstract: A method of calculating a new route for a media data traffic flow on a computer network when a device is connected to the network, the network comprising a first and a second network switch connected by a link, the method comprising: determining whether media data traffic already flows between the first and second network switch over the link; applying a weighting to the link whose value is based on whether media data traffic already flows over the link; and determining the new route for media data traffic by using a least cost path generation algorithm using the weighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Richard COOPER, Jian-Rong CHEN
  • Publication number: 20210194755
    Abstract: A method of managing a computer network is described. The method comprising: identifying a characteristic of data traffic being sent over the computer network; and applying a policy to at least part of the network, the policy defining the operation of at least part of the network in event of a failure within the network and being defined on the basis of the characteristic of the data traffic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Richard COOPER, Jian-Rong CHEN, Robert Mark Stefan PORTER
  • Publication number: 20210194799
    Abstract: A method of managing a computer network in a production environment is described. The method comprises: identifying the endpoints to be used on the computer network during a time period; and at least a predetermined time prior to the commencement of the time period, the method comprises: running a flow routing algorithm for the computer network having the identified endpoints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Richard COOPER, Jian-Rong CHEN, Robert Mark Stefan PORTER
  • Patent number: 10960509
    Abstract: An illustrative embodiment of the present disclosure provides hand-held power tool which includes a housing, a motor, and an output spindle. The housing supports a motor having a rotor configured to rotate when the motor is supplied with power. The output spindle protrudes from an output end of the housing, and is functionally coupled to the rotor such that the output spindle rotates in response to a rotation of the rotor. The housing also supports at least one electrical accessory that is connectable to an external power connector located on the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Industrial U.S., Inc.
    Inventors: Sean C. Ely, Jason Christopher Bartoszek, Thomas S. Dougherty, Kevin Heinrichs, Douglas Fornell Leavitt, Dennis Naksen, Warren A. Seith, Joshua Odell Johnson, Pinhua Xie, Timothy Richard Cooper
  • Patent number: 10812373
    Abstract: A packet-based software-defined data network supporting multicast, unicast and/or broadcast packet-based data traffic types comprises a software defined network (SDN) controller; and a network of one or more packet switches arranged to route, under the control of the SDN controller, data packets from one or more packet sources to one or more packet receivers, in which the SDN controller is responsive to data defining a topology of interconnections between the plurality of packet switches, packet sources, and packet receivers, to select a route for packets from a packet source to a packet receiver; the SDN controller being configured to select the route in dependence upon the traffic type of the packets to be routed, using a respective one of a set of route selection algorithms each applicable to one of multicast, unicast and broadcast packet-based data traffic types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Jian-Rong Chen, Richard Cooper
  • Publication number: 20190245755
    Abstract: Network testing apparatus comprises software defined network controller circuitry; and test controller circuitry operable to configure a test network in response to network definition data, to provide instructions to control operations of the software defined network controller circuitry and to control operations of a plurality of test traffic agents connected to the test network; the software defined network controller circuitry being arranged to control the test network to adopt a routing arrangement for data packets within the test network in response to an instruction provided by the test controller circuitry; and the test controller circuitry being configured to perform a network test by instructing the software defined network controller circuitry to control the test network to adopt one or more test routing arrangements, instructing the test traffic agents to communicate test data packets to respective destinations amongst the test traffic agents using the test network and detecting whether the test pa
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Cooper
  • Publication number: 20190245775
    Abstract: A packet-based software-defined data network supporting multicast, unicast and/or broadcast packet-based data traffic types comprises a software defined network (SDN) controller; and a network of one or more packet switches arranged to route, under the control of the SDN controller, data packets from one or more packet sources to one or more packet receivers, in which the SDN controller is responsive to data defining a topology of interconnections between the plurality of packet switches, packet sources, and packet receivers, to select a route for packets from a packet source to a packet receiver; the SDN controller being configured to select the route in dependence upon the traffic type of the packets to be routed, using a respective one of a set of route selection algorithms each applicable to one of multicast, unicast and broadcast packet-based data traffic types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Jian-Rong Chen, Richard Cooper
  • Patent number: 10246016
    Abstract: A vehicle side-view mirror water removal arrangement is easily retrofitted to vehicles having an existing source of compressed air and a side-view mirror with a reflective surface. The arrangement includes a valve having an input port connected to the existing source of compressed air and an output port, the valve being movable between open and closed positions to control the flow of compressed air from the existing source of compressed air to the output port of the valve. A conduit's proximal end is connected to the output port of the valve with its distal end located at the side-view mirror for conducting the compressed air from the output port of the valve to the side-view mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Joseph Richard Cooper
  • Publication number: 20190001457
    Abstract: An illustrative embodiment of the present disclosure provides hand-held power tool which includes a housing, a motor, and an output spindle. The housing supports a motor having a rotor configured to rotate when the motor is supplied with power. The output spindle protrudes from an output end of the housing, and is functionally coupled to the rotor such that the output spindle rotates in response to a rotation of the rotor. The housing also supports at least one electrical accessory that is connectable to an external power connector located on the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Ingersoll-Rand Company
    Inventors: Sean C. Ely, Jason Christopher Bartoszek, Thomas S. Dougherty, Kevin Heinrichs, Douglas Fornell Leavitt, Dennis Naksen, Warren A. Seith, Joshua O. Johnson, Pinhua Xie, Timothy Richard Cooper
  • Patent number: 10066664
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cooling and lubricating system (and method of use) for an RCD bearing/seal assembly comprising an internal conduit for directing fresh oil into the lower end of the bearing assembly where it can then progress upwardly through the bearing assembly and seals to provide cooling and lubrication to the internal bearings and rotary seals. The RCD system employs a small footprint oiler to deliver, via pressurized air, the oil to the RCD. Also disclosed is an RCD bearing assembly outfitted with the oil channel conduits for directing oil through the RCD bearing assembly to cool and lubricate the seals and bearings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: James Richard Cooper
  • Patent number: 10059280
    Abstract: A clearing system removes water and other obstructions from an external-mounted rear-view camera of a vehicle. The system includes an air line connected to a compressed-air source and routed to the camera, and a control valve operable to selectively release compressed air from the air source through the air line. A discharge nozzle of the air line is positioned adjacent a lens cover of the camera to deliver an air blast across the lens cover to remove adhered water. The nozzle is positioned outside of the field of view of the camera so that it does not obstruct the view of the camera. In various embodiments, the compressed-air source and the camera are preexisting and the clearing system is retrofit onto the vehicle, the compressed-air source and/or the camera are provided with the clearing system as a kit, and/or the clearing system is installed as original equipment on the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Joseph Richard Cooper
  • Patent number: 10052733
    Abstract: An illustrative embodiment of the present disclosure provides hand-held power tool which includes a housing, a motor, and an output spindle. The housing supports a motor having a rotor configured to rotate when the motor is supplied with power. The output spindle protrudes from an output end of the housing, and is functionally coupled to the rotor such that the output spindle rotates in response to a rotation of the rotor. The housing also supports at least one electrical accessory that is connectable to an external power connector located on the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Company
    Inventors: Sean C. Ely, Jason Christopher Bartoszek, Thomas S. Dougherty, Kevin Heinrichs, Douglas Fornell Leavitt, Dennis Naksen, Warren A. Seith, Joshua Odell Johnson, Pinhua Xie, Timothy Richard Cooper
  • Patent number: 9884416
    Abstract: Devices with non-binding linear slides include: (a) a device body and first and second spaced apart linear rails held in the device body; (b) first and second spaced apart (rail) pathways held in cooperating alignment with the rails in the body, a respective one engaged with a respective one of the first and second linear rails that define spaced apart contact points; and (c) a translating actuation (e.g., input) member held by the body in communication with the rails. The actuation (e.g., input) member has a configuration that can generate off-center loads associated with forces applied at different positions of the actuation (e.g., input) member. Only one pathway and rail pair guides linear movement for the first and second force positions to thereby inhibit frictional binding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Company
    Inventors: Justin Terrance Chellew, Timothy Richard Cooper
  • Patent number: 9737978
    Abstract: Illustrative embodiments impact tools with torque-limited swinging weight impact mechanisms are disclosed. In at least one illustrative embodiment, a swinging weight impact mechanism may comprise a hammer configured to rotate about a first axis and pivot about a second axis different from the first axis, the hammer having a void formed therein, and an asymmetric anvil disposed partially within the void, the asymmetric anvil being configured to rotate about a third axis when impacted by the hammer. The asymmetric anvil may comprise a cylindrical body and a lug extending outward from the cylindrical body. The lug may include a first impact face extending along a first plane that intersects the third axis and a second impact face extending along a second plane that does not intersect the third axis, where the second plane intersects the first plane along a line that passes through the cylindrical body of the asymmetric anvil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Company
    Inventors: Hunter Ian Golden, Timothy Richard Cooper, Evan Dalton Gerber, Nicholas J. Able
  • Publication number: 20170051785
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cooling and lubricating system (and method of use) for an RCD bearing/seal assembly comprising an internal conduit for directing fresh oil into the lower end of the bearing assembly where it can then progress upwardly through the bearing assembly and seals to provide cooling and lubrication to the internal bearings and rotary seals. The RCD system employs a small footprint oiler to deliver, via pressurized air, the oil to the RCD. Also disclosed is an RCD bearing assembly outfitted with the oil channel conduits for directing oil through the RCD bearing assembly to cool and lubricate the seals and bearings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventor: James Richard Cooper
  • Patent number: 9555532
    Abstract: In at least one illustrative embodiment, a rotary impact tool may include an anvil and at least one hammer configured to impact the anvil to cause the anvil to rotate. The anvil may include an output shaft, a first lug extending outward in a radial direction from the output shaft and extending a first distance around the output shaft in a circumferential direction, and a second lug extending outward in the radial direction from the output shaft and extending a second distance, different from the first distance, around the output shaft in the circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Company
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Amend, Edward Charles Eardley, Timothy Richard Cooper
  • Publication number: 20160354889
    Abstract: An illustrative embodiment of the present disclosure provides hand-held power tool which includes a housing, a motor, and an output spindle. The housing supports a motor having a rotor configured to rotate when the motor is supplied with power. The output spindle protrudes from an output end of the housing, and is functionally coupled to the rotor such that the output spindle rotates in response to a rotation of the rotor. The housing also supports at least one electrical accessory that is connectable to an external power connector located on the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Sean C. Ely, Jason Christopher Bartoszek, Thomas S. Dougherty, Kevin Heinrichs, Douglas Fornell Leavitt, Dennis Naksen, Warren A. Seith, Joshua Odell Johnson, Pinhua Xie, Timothy Richard Cooper
  • Publication number: 20160354905
    Abstract: A hand-held power tool is provided that includes a housing assembly, an output spindle, and a motor endbell. The housing assembly supports an electric motor having a rotor configured to rotate when the electric motor is supplied with power. The output spindle protrudes from an output end of the housing assembly, and is functionally coupled to the rotor such that the output spindle rotates in response to a rotation of the rotor. The motor endbell is located on the housing assembly adjacent the electric motor and opposite the output spindle. An illustrative controller is operable to determine phases of a fastening operation in which the hand-held power tool is operating. The phases of the fastening operation of the hand-held power tool include two phases including: (1) a continuous run phase and (2) an impacting phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: SEAN C. ELY, PINHUA XIE, JASON CHRISTOPHER BARTOSZEK, JOSHUA ODELL JOHNSON, WARREN A. SEITH, VIKRAM MADINENI, TIMOTHY RICHARD COOPER
  • Patent number: 9212725
    Abstract: Ring gears with a cylindrical ring gear body having a wall with a longitudinal length extending between opposing first and second ends, the wall having an outer surface and an inner surface. The inner surface has a first portion that extends a first sub-length of the ring gear body and a longitudinally spaced apart second portion that extends a second sub-length of the ring gear body. The first portion extends from the first end of the ring gear inward and the second portion extends from the second end of the ring gear inward. The inner surface of the first portion comprises a plurality of longitudinally extending splines and the inner surface of the second portion is devoid of the splines of the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Company
    Inventors: John Paul Steckel, Daniel Jay Becker, Timothy Richard Cooper, Gregory Paul Albert
  • Publication number: 20150353024
    Abstract: A clearing system removes water and other obstructions from an external-mounted rear-view camera of a vehicle. The system includes an air line connected to a compressed-air source and routed to the camera, and a control valve operable to selectively release compressed air from the air source through the air line. A discharge nozzle of the air line is positioned adjacent a lens cover of the camera to deliver an air blast across the lens cover to remove adhered water. The nozzle is positioned outside of the field of view of the camera so that it does not obstruct the view of the camera. In various embodiments, the compressed-air source and the camera are preexisting and the clearing system is retrofit onto the vehicle, the compressed-air source and/or the camera are provided with the clearing system as a kit, and/or the clearing system is installed as original equipment on the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph Richard COOPER