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: 7690017
    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: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc.
    Inventors: Polly Stecyk, Brian Peterson, Brian Maxon, Pavel Houda, George E. Palmer, Shenta T. Pu, Martin Zanfino, Robert A. Perry
  • Publication number: 20100060791
    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: November 16, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    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: 7656055
    Abstract: An electrical power producing wind turbine eliminates the possibility of being struck by lightning, reduces the complexity of gear trains and simplifies maintenance at heights. The wind turbine is electrically isolated from ground to reduce the possibility of being struck by lightning and the generator is located at ground level to simplify maintenance. The turbine blade shaft is directly attached to a hydraulic pump. The hydraulic fluid is transmitted to ground level through dielectric tubing and acts both as an electrical isolating medium and a transmitter of mechanical energy to the generator located at ground level. The wind turbine blade, shaft and hydraulic pump are electrically isolated from the support structure at the upper end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Inventors: Rosalia Torres, E. Robert Perry
  • Publication number: 20090319596
    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: June 18, 2008
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: Time Warner Cable Inc
    Inventors: Naresh Kumar, Robert Perry
  • Patent number: 7619692
    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: August 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Maxon, Polly Stecyk, Brian Peterson, Pavel Houda, George E. Palmer, Shenta T. Pu, Martin Zanfino, Robert A. Perry, Sorin I. Teodorescu, David M. Mann
  • Patent number: 7614395
    Abstract: The present invention describes electroformed thin-wall nickel cutting saws or blades that are impregnated with diamond abrasives. The thin-wall saws 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 recessed and raised portions allow more uniform distribution of matrix material across a kerf width D1 as the cutting saw is spun, thereby, giving the cut edge a substantially square profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Kim & Ed Pte Ltd
    Inventor: Edward Robert Perry
  • Publication number: 20090230688
    Abstract: An electrical power producing wind turbine eliminates the possibility of being struck by lightning, reduces the complexity of gear trains and simplifies maintenance at heights. The wind turbine is electrically isolated from ground to reduce the possibility of being struck by lightning and the generator is located at ground level to simplify maintenance. The turbine blade shaft is directly attached to a hydraulic pump. The hydraulic fluid is transmitted to ground level through dielectric tubing and acts both as an electrical isolating medium and a transmitter of mechanical energy to the generator located at ground level. The wind turbine blade, shaft and hydraulic pump are electrically isolated from the support structure at the upper end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: Rosalia Torres, E. Robert Perry
  • Patent number: 7577544
    Abstract: A method for determining a location and characterization of an object using a magnetic gradient tensor measurement of the object is provided. The method includes determining an object magnetic field candidate predicted from one of an object measured magnetic field gradient and an assumed object magnetic moment magnitude, and determining an object vector location and an object vector magnetic moment by combining the object magnetic field candidate with an object measured magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: GE Homeland Protection, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Victor Czipott, David Oliver Walsh, Alexander Robert Perry
  • Patent number: 7539911
    Abstract: A programmable activate-precharge cycle are provided for a DRAM device. Activate and precharge signals associated with the activate-precharge cycle are generated on the basis of the programmed rate and precharge time with respect to an internal clock of the DRAM device. The activate and precharge signals are coupled to wordlines of the DRAM device, and switched from one wordline to another under internal or external control. One or more functions of the DRAM device are tested while the activate and precharge signals are coupled to wordline. The manner in which switching the activate and precharge signals from one wordline to another wordline is configured depending on the type of testing to be conducted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Robert Perry, Norbert Rehm, Jan Zieleman, Rath Ung
  • Publication number: 20090069079
    Abstract: An entertainment monitoring system for the gaming industry is disclosed to provide real-time multi-site, slot accounting, player tracking, cage credit and vault, sports book data collection, and table game accounting. The system is operable on a computer network and is capable of displaying data in a plurality of different display languages selectable by a user of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventors: Tim Britt, Wayne Miller, Mark Guibord, Jeff George, Doug Huber, Robert Perry, John-Paul Pochin
  • Publication number: 20090047083
    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: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventor: Edward Robert Perry
  • Publication number: 20090044678
    Abstract: The present invention describes electroformed thin-wall nickel cutting saws or blades that are impregnated with diamond abrasives. The thin-wall saws 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 recessed and raised portions allow more uniform distribution of matrix material across a kerf width D1 as the cutting saw is spun, thereby, giving the cut edge a substantially square profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventor: Edward Robert Perry
  • Publication number: 20090006009
    Abstract: A method for determining a location and characterization of an object using a magnetic gradient tensor measurement of the object is provided. The method includes determining an object magnetic field candidate predicted from one of an object measured magnetic field gradient and an assumed object magnetic moment magnitude, and determining an object vector location and an object vector magnetic moment by combining the object magnetic field candidate with an object measured magnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventors: Peter Victor Czipott, David Oliver Walsh, Alexander Robert Perry
  • Patent number: 7441219
    Abstract: The present invention enables a user to create, modify, simulate and save an electrical circuit using an Internet browser over an Internet connection. The user can change the connectivity of the circuit as well as add and/or remove components in a free form manner. The schematic is displayed within a web page on the user's machine with which the user may interact. Block symbols may be used to represent at least a portion of the schematic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: National Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Robert Perry, Martin Garrison, Khang Nguyen, Richard Levin, Wanda Carol Garrett, Phillip Gibson, Benjamin H. Lee
  • Publication number: 20080210970
    Abstract: A method for fabrication of a light emitting device on a substrate, the light emitting device having a wafer with multiple epitaxial layers and an ohmic contact layer on the epitaxial layers remote from the substrate. The method includes the steps: (a) applying to the ohmic contact layer a seed layer of a thermally conductive metal; (b) electroplating a relatively thick layer of the conductive metal on the seed layer; and (c) removing the substrate. A corresponding light emitting device is also disclosed. The light emitting device is a GaN light emitting diode or laser diode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2003
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: TINGGI TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventors: Xuejun Kang, Daike Wu, Edward Robert Perry, Shu Yuan
  • Publication number: 20080203656
    Abstract: A roulette wheel tracking device is disclosed. The roulette wheel tracking device comprises a base having a first side opposite a second side and a roulette wheel illustration disposed on the first side and the second side with an orifice at a centerpoint of each of the roulette wheel illustrations. The device also comprises a first member rotatably coupled to a first side of the base via a fastener disposed through an opening in the first member and the orifice of the base, wherein the first member has a circular shape and comprises a clear material. The device further comprises a second member rotatably coupled to the second side of the base via the fastener disposed through an opening in the second member and the orifice of the base, wherein the second member has a circular shape and comprises a clear material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventor: Amy M. Roberts-Perry
  • Patent number: 7408833
    Abstract: A memory device and methods to exploit extra or dummy wordlines in the memory device, wherein the extra wordlines are not part of a main memory area of the memory device but, when activated, connect their attached memory cells to the bitlines of the main memory area. The extra wordlines are connected to a voltage in such a manner so as to simulate a floating wordline condition. Associated with each extra wordline is a driver circuit that connects the extra wordline to a voltage to allow it to charge up to the voltage, and subsequently disconnects the wordline from the voltage to allow it to float. While the extra wordline is floating, measurements may be made on the memory device to gather data useful for testing production memory chips for floating wordline conditions. According to another aspect, one or more extra wordlines may be activated to connect its attached memory cells to bitlines, thereby increasing the capacitance on the bitlines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Norbert Rehm, Jan Zieleman, Robert Perry
  • Patent number: 7409587
    Abstract: The disclosed technology facilitates recovery from storage-related failures by checkpointing copy-on-write operation sequences. An operation sequence incorporating such checkpoints into a copy-on-write can include the following: receive a write request that identifies payload data to be written to a first data store, read original data associated with the first data store, copy the original data to a second data store, record transactional information associated with the write request, generate a first checkpoint to confirm the successful recordation of the transactional information and the successful copying of the original data to the second data store, write the payload data to the first data store, acknowledge a successful completion of the copy-on-write operation sequence, and generate a second checkpoint that confirms the successful completion of such operation sequence. The first and second checkpoints are used to form a pre-failure representation of one or more storage units (or parts thereof).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Symantec Operating Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Perry
  • Publication number: 20080164480
    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: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2003
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventors: Xuejun Kang, Daike Wu, Edward Robert Perry, Shu Yuan
  • Publication number: 20080156753
    Abstract: A cue holder having a base with an upper surface. An elongated support having an elongated extending channel open along one side ahs one end secured to the upper surface of the base so that the axis of the support intersects vertical at an acute angle and so that the channel opening opens upwardly from the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2007
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventor: Robert Perry