Patents by Inventor Robert H. Gurr

Robert H. Gurr 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: 5581313
    Abstract: The reversing film projection system employs film having images printed substantially side-by-side to allow presentation of one set of images in a forward direction and the adjacent images in rearward direction by moving the projection head and associated aperture plate and film guide laterally with respect to the lens and lamp house for display of the film images. In a first forward drive position, the projector motor drives the film in a forward direction with a first aperture of the aperture plate and associated first set of film images aligned with the optical train. Upon completion of the image presentation in the forward direction, the projection head is displaced laterally aligning a second aperture in the aperture plate and the associated second set of film images with the optical train, with the projection motor engaged in a reversed direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: Iwerks Entertainmnet
    Inventors: Donald W. Iwerks, Robert H. Gurr
  • Patent number: 5394766
    Abstract: A robotic assembly is provided that simulates the size, appearance and movement of a human torso. The torso includes a unique combination of high speed rotary and linear actuators arranged in a geometry that enables anatomically correct human-like movement, and which provides sufficient internal room and mounting surfaces for the actuators and related equipment such as hydraulic or pneumatic lines, electronic control circuits, valves, and audio playback devices. A preferred embodiment of the present invention provides up to nine degrees of freedom. The upper torso includes a pair of rotary arm actuators ("rotacs") for rotating arms up to 200 degrees. The rotacs are pivotally attached to a centrally located mounting structure for up-and-down motion (shoulder shrugging) and for forward-and-back motion (shoulder forward).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1995
    Assignee: The Walt Disney Company
    Inventors: Bruce S. Johnson, Robert H. Gurr
  • Patent number: 5335436
    Abstract: An animal prop having a body or appendages with rip-stop nylon air bags surrounding a support member. The air bags are attached to each other with zippers. A blower provides air to the air bags through air hoses. A liner surrounds the air bags. A fur cloth covering simulating animal skin or fur is placed over the liner. A life-like appearance and movement is provided as the air bags roll, billow or deform with movement of the prop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1994
    Assignee: MCA Recreation Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert H. Gurr
  • Patent number: 4050385
    Abstract: There is disclosed a high capacity passenger transport apparatus which may be employed as a ski lift including a high speed main cable ascending up a ski run and driven at high speeds. A pair of first and second shuttle tracks lead from the downhill run of such cable at the bottom station and separate to pass through respective first and second loading areas and then merge back together at the uphill run of the high speed cable. Chair trucks are carried on the main cable and include releasable grippers gripping such cables and are intercepted at the end of their downhill travel by escort cars which decelerate such trucks and escort them past a selector switch to direct alternate ones thereof onto the respective first and second shuttle tracks and then to a stopped position at the loading area so skiers can be loaded thereonto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1977
    Assignee: Walt Disney Productions
    Inventors: Robert H. Gurr, Roger E. Broggie