Patents by Inventor Robert Domnitz

Robert Domnitz 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: 7305071
    Abstract: A video transmission system for facilitating transmission of video and control signals, particularly infrared remote control signals, between different locations in a residence using existing telephone wiring. Simultaneous transmission of signals of both types over active telephone lines is possible without interference with telephone communications. Transmission succeeds without requiring special treatment of the video signals beyond RF conversion, despite signal attenuation inherent in transmission over the telephone line media. Two or more video sources may be tied into the system, and selected as desired. Remote control signals generated in one room may be utilized without requiring a clear line of sight between the remote control device and the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Inline Connection Corporation
    Inventors: David D. Goodman, Robert Domnitz
  • Patent number: 7227932
    Abstract: An interactive system and method for communicating data over a network of twisted pair wiring that is in active use as a conductive path for ordinary telephone signals. Data is encoded redundantly in multiple channels to avoid interference by noise on the telephone network, such as interference from common radio signals. Data is also communicated in the reverse direction using a more general procedure. This reverse channel can be located above the telephone voice band and below the multiple data channels. Data communications are accomplished without interfering with voice communications. The transmitted data may include audio/video signals, and signals from infrared transmitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Inline Connection Corporation
    Inventors: David D. Goodman, Robert Domnitz
  • Patent number: 7224780
    Abstract: A transceiver is operable to connect to a 2-wire conductive path to communicate information in multiple channels to a companion transceiver. Data is encoded redundantly inside the channels, enabling communication to succeed even when one of the channels drops out due to noise. The channels may be selected so that they do not overlap the bands used by common radio sources. The companion transceiver decodes the data using the signals it receives from the multiple bands, and transmits information back to the first transceiver. Transmitted information may include video signals and signals from infrared transmitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Inline Connection Corporation
    Inventors: David D. Goodman, Robert Domnitz
  • Patent number: 7149289
    Abstract: An interactive system and method for communicating data over a network of twisted pair wiring that is in active use as a conductive path for telephone signals. A first channel is used for transmission of data from a signal interface to a transceiver. The data is made available to the signal interface from an external source of information. The transceiver communicates data in the reverse direction of a second channel. The transceiver can sendcontrol signals upstream to indicate which audio/video content is to be sent back. Information communicated in the reverse channel can be received as a light signal, with the light signal recreated at the opposite end of the link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Inline Connection Corporation
    Inventors: David D. Goodman, Robert Domnitz
  • Publication number: 20050149984
    Abstract: A video transmission system for facilitating transmission of video and control signals, particularly infrared remote control signals, between different locations in a residence using existing telephone wiring. Simultaneous transmission of signals of both types over active telephone lines is possible without interference with telephone communications. Transmission succeeds without requiring special treatement of the video signals beyond RF conversion, despite signal attenuation inherent in transmission over the telephone line media. Two or more video sources may be tied into the system, and selected as desired. Remote control signals generated in one room may be utilized without requiring a clear line of sight between the remote control device and the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Inventors: David Goodman, Robert Domnitz
  • Publication number: 20050117721
    Abstract: A video transmission system for facilitating transmission of video and control signals, particularly infrared remote control signals, between different locations in a residence using existing telephone wiring. Simultaneous transmission of signals of both types over active telephone lines is possible without interference with telephone communications. Transmission succeeds without requiring special treatment of the video signals beyond RF conversion, despite signal attenuation inherent in transmission over the telephone line media. Two or more video sources may be tied into the system, and selected as desired. Remote control signals generated in one room may be utilized without requiring a clear line of sight between the remote control device and the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Publication date: June 2, 2005
    Inventors: David Goodman, Robert Domnitz
  • Publication number: 20050117722
    Abstract: A video transmission system for facilitating transmission of video and control signals, particularly infrared remote control signals, between different locations in a residence using existing telephone wiring. Simultaneous transmission of signals of both types over active telephone lines is possible without interference with telephone communications. Transmission succeeds without requiring special treatement of the video signals beyond RF conversion, despite signal attenuation inherent in transmission over the telephone line media. Two or more video sources may be tied into the system, and selected as desired. Remote control signals generated in one room may be utilized without requiring a clear line of sight between the remote control device and the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Publication date: June 2, 2005
    Inventors: David Goodman, Robert Domnitz
  • Publication number: 20050117720
    Abstract: A video transmission system for facilitating transmission of video and control signals, particularly infrared remote control signals, between different locations in a residence using existing telephone wiring. Simultaneous transmission of signals of both types over active telephone lines is possible without interference with telephone communications. Transmission succeeds without requiring special treatement of the video signals beyond RF conversion, despite signal attenuation inherent in transmission over the telephone line media. Two or more video sources may be tied into the system, and selected as desired. Remote control signals generated in one room may be utilized without requiring a clear line of sight between the remote control device and the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Publication date: June 2, 2005
    Inventors: David Goodman, Robert Domnitz
  • Patent number: 6571632
    Abstract: An acoustic signal unit comprises a signal generation unit to generate a first electrical signal, a first transducer to generate an acoustic signal in response to the first electrical signal, and a second transducer to generate a second electrical signal in response to the received acoustic signal. A calculation unit is provided to compare the first and second electrical signals to determine the time of flight of the acoustic signal, wherein the time of flight corresponds to the stress in the rolling element bearing. The stress may be calculated according to a formula or by multiplying an acoustic time constant for the rolling element bearing by the distance traveled by the acoustic signal across the rolling element bearing, and by the time of flight determined by said comparison unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: The Torrington Company
    Inventors: Richard W. Browner, Richard L. Lemoine, Mark I. Jurras, III, David Nguyen, Robert Domnitz, Alan Robert Selfridge
  • Patent number: 5010399
    Abstract: A video transmission system for facilitating transmission of video and control signals, particularly infrared remote control signals, between different locations in a residence using existing telephone wiring. Simultaneous transmission of signals of both types over active telephone lines is possible without interference with telephone communications. Transmission succeeds without requiring special treatment of the video signals beyond RF conversion, despite signal attenuation inherent in transmission over the telephone line media. Two or more video sources may be tied into the system, and selected as desired. Remote control signals generated in one room may be utilized without requiring a clear line of sight between the remote control device and the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1991
    Assignee: Inline Connection Corporation
    Inventors: David D. Goodman, Robert Domnitz