Patents by Inventor Robert G. Edwards

Robert G. Edwards 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: 5101191
    Abstract: An automated system for providing different services within a house includes an appliance coordination data network for communicating relatively low speed appliance digital data within a house, a high capacity data network for transferring high speed digital data within the house, an energy distribution system for distributing energy throughout the house, an analog services distribution system for distributing conventional analog signals throughout the house and a video services distribution network for distributing video services throughout the house. The appliance coordination network interfaces with the energy distribution system to control the flow of energy to appliances throughout the house responsive to a digital request or interrogation signal that is emitted from the appliance itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1992
    Assignee: Smart House Limited Partnership
    Inventors: David J. MacFadyen, Robert G. Edwards, Kenneth P. Wacks, Daniel J. Foley
  • Patent number: 4899217
    Abstract: An automated system for providing different services within a house includes an appliance coordination data network for communicating relatively low speed appliance digital data within a house, a high capacity data network for transferring high speed digital data within the house, an energy distribution system for distributing energy throughout the house, an analog services distribution system for distributing conventional analog signals throughout the house and a video services distribution network for distributing video services throughout the house. The appliance coordination network interfaces with the energy distribution system to control the flow of energy to appliances throughout the house responsive to a digital request or interrogation signal that is emitted from the appliance itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1990
    Assignee: Smart House Limited Partnership
    Inventors: David J. MacFadyen, Robert G. Edwards, Kenneth P. Wacks, Daniel J. Foley
  • Patent number: 4899129
    Abstract: An automated system for providing different services within a house includes an appliance coordination data network for communicating relatively low speed appliance digital data within a house, a high capacity data network for transferring high speed digital data within the house, an energy distribution system for distributing energy throughout the house, an analog services distribution system for distributing conventional analog signals throughout the house and a video services distribution network for distributing video services throughout the house. The appliance coordination network interfaces with the energy distribution system to control the flow of energy to appliances throughout the house responsive to a digital request or interrogation signal that is emitted from the appliance itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1990
    Assignee: Smart House Limited Partnership
    Inventors: David J. MacFadyen, Robert G. Edwards, Kenneth P. Wacks, Daniel J. Foley
  • Patent number: 4785371
    Abstract: An electrostatically dissipating shoe protects against building up of electrostatic charges by dissipating of such charges through controlled ohmic path leakage between foot and ground. The shoe outsole is formed of synthetic material of substantial resistivity, providing overall resistance across it of about 10.sup.6 -10.sup.8 ohms. A flexible dissipating strip of synthetic material treated to be slightly conductive (about 10.sup.5 ohm-cm) overlies the outsole and extends along a major portion of the shoe length beneath an insole, being secured to the insole by electrically conductive adhesive. At least a heel portion of the insole is apertured over the strip. A cushion layer and/or sock liner overlies the insole, being also of substantial resistivity (e.g., about 10.sup.5 ohm-cm), and secured by conductive adhesive, which also fills the apertures for providing a conductive path through them to the strip. The construction creates an ohmic path continuous between foot and ground having resistance of 10.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1988
    Assignee: Interco Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert G. Edwards
  • Patent number: 4342159
    Abstract: A safety shoe with a concealed metatarsal guard enclosed, with a metal toe cap, and thick padding, between the vamp and the lining at the forepart of the shoe. The guard itself is of a relatively rigid but somewhat yieldable plastic material curved and formed both longitudinally and laterally, overlying the rear part of the toe cap and with thick padding beneath it where it overlies the metatarsal area of the shoe. The guard is designed to spread upon receiving a heavy falling object and thereby distribute the load over the entire area of the guard so as to minimize damage to the foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1982
    Assignee: Interco Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert G. Edwards