Patents by Inventor Robert A. Perry

Robert A. Perry 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: 8191545
    Abstract: The present invention describes electroformed thin-wall nickel core drills that are impregnated with diamond abrasives. The thin-wall core drills are formed with a plurality of raised portions and an equal plurality of recessed portions, with each raised portion alternating with a recessed portion, the raised and recessed portions are substantially parallel and are connected by transition portions. In another embodiment, some of the transition regions are formed with intermediate steps or partially raised and recessed portions. These intermediate steps or partially raised or recessed portions allow more uniform distribution of matrix material across a kerf width D1 as the core drill is spun, thereby, giving the cut edge a substantially square profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Kim & Ed Pte Ltd
    Inventor: Edward Robert Perry
  • Patent number: 8134650
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and systems for centrally and uniformly controlling the operation of a variety of devices, such as communication, consumer electronic, audio-video, analog, digital, 1394, and the like, over a variety of protocols within a network system and, more particularly, a control system and uniform user interface for centrally controlling these devices in a manner that appears seamless and transparent to the user. In a preferred embodiment, a command center or hub of a network system includes a context and connection permutation sensitive control system that enables centralized and seamless integrated control of all types of input devices. The control system preferably includes a versatile icon based graphical user interface that provides a uniform, on-screen centralized control system for the network system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian D Maxson, Polly Stecyk, Brian Peterson, Pavel Houda, George E. Palmer, Shenta T. Pu, Martin Zanfino, Robert A. Perry, Sorin I. Teodorescu, David M. Vann
  • Patent number: 8126958
    Abstract: A determination is made whether a first application server of a group of N application servers, N being at least two, is a coordinator of the group. Responsive to determining that the first application server is the coordinator of the group, a connection to a billing system is established, via a terminal server, by the first application server. A determination is made whether a second application server of the group of N application servers is the coordinator of the group. Responsive to determining that the second application server is not the coordinator of the group, a periodic check is made whether the second application server of the group of N application servers is the coordinator of the group. The second application server may later be determined to be the coordinator of the group, when the first server experiences difficulty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Inc.
    Inventors: Naresh Kumar, Robert Perry
  • Publication number: 20110320175
    Abstract: A system may include a database configured to store information including characteristics of a plurality of components. The system may further include a server in communication with the database and configured to: receive design parameters indicative of a plurality of power supply loads to be powered; determine a plurality of power supply architectures that may be used to provide power supply solutions satisfying the plurality of loads, each power supply architecture including at least one position requiring a component configured to satisfy a load requirement; for each one of at least a subset of the plurality of power supply architectures, determine, based on the characteristics of the plurality of components, at least one component configured to satisfy the corresponding load requirement for each position of the one of the power supply architectures; and generate at least one power supply design in accordance with the power supply architectures and the determined components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Jeffrey Robert Perry, Martin Garrison, Dien Mac, Khang Nguyen, Ajay Padgaonkar, Phil Gibson, Scott Hung, Werner Berns
  • Publication number: 20110283003
    Abstract: A determination is made whether a first application server of a group of N application servers, N being at least two, is a coordinator of the group. Responsive to determining that the first application server is the coordinator of the group, a connection to a billing system is established, via a terminal server, by the first application server. A determination is made whether a second application server of the group of N application servers is the coordinator of the group. Responsive to determining that the second application server is not the coordinator of the group, a periodic check is made whether the second application server of the group of N application servers is the coordinator of the group. The second application server may later be determined to be the coordinator of the group, when the first server experiences difficulty.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Naresh Kumar, Robert Perry
  • Publication number: 20110276938
    Abstract: A method may include receiving an input from an optimization control that indicates a value along a scale, wherein the value is indicative of a design tradeoff between at least optimization for a first parameter of an electrical design and an optimization for a second parameter of the electrical design, wherein the value places an emphasis on the first parameter and an emphasis on the second parameter such that when the value on the scale is closer to the first parameter a larger emphasis is placed on the first parameter of the electrical design and when the value on the scale is closer to the second parameter a larger emphasis is placed on the second parameter of the electrical design. The method may further include choosing components for the electrical design based on the value indicated using the optimization control, the emphases affecting the components selected for the electrical design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventors: Jeffrey Robert Perry, Malcolm Humphrey, Mark Davidson, Dien Mac, Denislav D. Petkov
  • Patent number: 8056104
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and systems for centrally and uniformly controlling the operation of a variety of devices, such as communication, consumer electronic, audio-video, analog, digital, 1394, and the like, over a variety of protocols within a network system and, more particularly, a control system and uniform user interface for centrally controlling these devices in a manner that appears seamless and transparent to the user. In a preferred embodiment, a command center or hub of a network system includes a context and connection permutation sensitive control system that enables centralized and seamless integrated control of all types of input devices. The control system preferably includes a versatile icon based graphical user interface that provides a uniform, on-screen centralized control system for the network system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc.
    Inventors: Polly Stecyk, Brian Peterson, Brian Maxson, Pavel Houda, George E. Palmer, Shenta T. Pu, Martin Zanfino, Robert A. Perry
  • Patent number: 8034643
    Abstract: A method for fabrication of a semiconductor device on a substrate, the semiconductor having a wafer. The method includes the steps:(a) applying a seed layer of a thermally conductive metal to the wafer;(b) electroplating a relatively thick layer of the conductive metal on the seed layer, and(c) removing the substrate. A corresponding semiconductor device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Tinggi Technologies Private Limited
    Inventors: Xuejun Kang, Daike Wu, Edward Robert Perry, Shu Yuan
  • Patent number: 8010594
    Abstract: A determination is made whether a first application server of a group of N application servers, N being at least two, is a coordinator of the group. Responsive to determining that the first application server is the coordinator of the group, a connection to a billing system is established, via a terminal server, by the first application server. A determination is made whether a second application server of the group of N application servers is the coordinator of the group. Responsive to determining that the second application server is not the coordinator of the group, a periodic check is made whether the second application server of the group of N application servers is the coordinator of the group. The second application server may later be determined to be the coordinator of the group, when the first server experiences difficulty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Inc.
    Inventors: Naresh Kumar, Robert Perry
  • Patent number: 7966588
    Abstract: A user may optimize a circuit design using a control presented within an Internet browser. The user can change the optimization value of the circuit that in turn places more or less emphasis on a parameter (e.g. foot print vs. efficiency). Once optimized for the values, the list of components matching the design as well as the optimization operating values are presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: National Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Robert Perry, Malcolm Humphrey, Mark Davidson, Dien Mac, Denislav D. Petkov
  • Patent number: 7954126
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and systems for centrally and uniformly controlling the operation of a variety of devices, such as communication, consumer electronic, audio-video, analog, digital, 1394, and the like, over a variety of protocols within a network system and, more particularly, a control system and uniform user interface for centrally controlling these devices in a manner that appears seamless and transparent to the user. In a preferred embodiment, a command center or hub of a network system includes a context and connection permutation sensitive control system that enables centralized and seamless integrated control of all types of input devices. The control system preferably includes a versatile icon based graphical user interface that provides a uniform, on-screen centralized control system for the network system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc.
    Inventors: Polly Stecyk, Brian Peterson, Brian D Maxson, Pavel Houda, George E. Palmer, Shenta T. Pu, Martin Zanfino, Robert A. Perry
  • Patent number: 7941821
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and systems for centrally and uniformly controlling the operation of a variety of devices, such as communication, consumer electronic, audio-video, analog, digital, 1394, and the like, over a variety of protocols within a network system and, more particularly, a control system and uniform user interface for centrally controlling these devices in a manner that appears seamless and transparent to the user. In a preferred embodiment, a command center or hub of a network system includes a context and connection permutation sensitive control system that enables centralized and seamless integrated control of all types of input devices. The control system preferably includes a versatile icon based graphical user interface that provides a uniform, on-screen centralized control system for the network system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc.
    Inventors: Polly Stecyk, Brian Peterson, Brian D. Maxson, Pavel Houda, George E. Palmer, Shenta T. Pu, Martin Zanfino, Robert A. Perry
  • Patent number: 7904428
    Abstract: A storage management device records write requests that are directed to a data store. In one embodiment, the storage management device records a plurality of write request entries, each one of which includes information relating to a write request, in at least one first database table, and maintains, for each first database table, at least one record in a second database table. The one or more records in the second database table include data representing the effects of the write requests on a state of at least one portion of the data store. In one such embodiment, each time that one write request entry is recorded in one first database table, the storage management device updates at least one record in the second database table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Perry, Ron Passerini, Michael Rowan
  • Publication number: 20110035773
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and systems for centrally and uniformly controlling the operation of a variety of devices, such as communication, consumer electronic, audio-video, analog, digital, 1394, and the like, over a variety of protocols within a network system and, more particularly, a control system and uniform user interface for centrally controlling these devices in a manner that appears seamless and transparent to the user. In a preferred embodiment, a command center or hub of a network system includes a context and connection permutation sensitive control system that enables centralized and seamless integrated control of all types of input devices. The control system preferably includes a versatile icon based graphical user interface that provides a uniform, on-screen centralized control system for the network system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: Polly Stecyk, Brian Peterson, Brian D. Maxson, Pavel Houda, George E. Palmer, Shenta T. Pu, Martin Zanfino, Robert A. Perry
  • Publication number: 20110016234
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and systems for centrally and uniformly controlling the operation of a variety of devices, such as communication, consumer electronic, audio-video, analog, digital, 1394, and the like, over a variety of protocols within a network system and, more particularly, a control system and uniform user interface for centrally controlling these devices in a manner that appears seamless and transparent to the user. In a preferred embodiment, a command center or hub of a network system includes a context and connection permutation sensitive control system that enables centralized and seamless integrated control of all types of input devices. The control system preferably includes a versatile icon based graphical user interface that provides a uniform, on-screen centralized control system for the network system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Polly Stecyk, Brian Peterson, Brian Maxson, Pavel Houda, George E. Palmer, Shenta T. Pu, Martin Zanfino, Robert A. Perry
  • Publication number: 20110010744
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and systems for centrally and uniformly controlling the operation of a variety of devices, such as communication, consumer electronic, audio-video, analog, digital, 1394, and the like, over a variety of protocols within a network system and, more particularly, a control system and uniform user interface for centrally controlling these devices in a manner that appears seamless and transparent to the user. In a preferred embodiment, a command center or hub of a network system includes a context and connection permutation sensitive control system that enables centralized and seamless integrated control of all types of input devices. The control system preferably includes a versatile icon based graphical user interface that provides a uniform, on-screen centralized control system for the network system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventors: Polly Stecyk, Brian Peterson, Brian D. Maxson, Pavel Houda, George E. Palmer, Shenta T. Pu, Martin Zanfino, Robert A. Perry
  • Patent number: 7868758
    Abstract: A passenger screening system including a first gradiometer, and a second gradiometer disposed adjacent the first gradiometer. The first and second gradiometers are each configured to operate at a first frequency and a second frequency to facilitate detecting the presence of an explosive material. A method of operating the passenger screening system is also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Morpho Detection, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Alden Barral, Alexander Robert Perry, Douglas Anthony Taussig
  • Patent number: 7814516
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and systems for centrally and uniformly controlling the operation of a variety of devices;, such as communication, consumer electronic, audio-video, analog, digital, 1394, and the like, over a variety of protocols within a network system and, more particularly, a control system and uniform user interface for centrally controlling these devices in a manner that appears seamless and transparent to the user. In a preferred embodiment, a command center or hub of a network system includes a context and connection permutation sensitive control system that enables centralized and seamless integrated control of all types of input devices. The control system preferably includes a versatile icon based graphical user interface that provides a uniform, on-screen centralized control system for the network system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc.
    Inventors: Polly Stecyk, Brian Peterson, Brian D Maxson, Pavel Houda, George E. Palmer, Shenta T. Pu, Martin Zanfino, Robert A. Perry
  • Patent number: 7797718
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and systems for centrally and uniformly controlling the operation of a variety of devices, such as communication, consumer electronic, audio-video, analog, digital, 1394, and the like, over a variety of protocols within a network system and, more particularly, a control system and uniform user interface for centrally controlling these devices in a manner that appears seamless and transparent to the user. In a preferred embodiment, a command center or hub of a network system includes a context and connection permutation sensitive control system that enables centralized and seamless integrated control of all types of input devices. The control system preferably includes a versatile icon based graphical user interface that provides a uniform, on-screen centralized control system for the network system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc.
    Inventors: Polly Stecyk, Brian Peterson, Brian D Maxson, Pavel Houda, George E. Palmer, Shenta T. Pu, Martin Zanfino, Robert A. Perry
  • Patent number: D643235
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Inventor: Robert Perry