Patents by Inventor Robert Lindsley

Robert Lindsley 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).

  • Publication number: 20080076559
    Abstract: A detachable user input controller having the ability to input control signals into a hand-held electronic device. The controller can be configured to operate similarly to a gun having a trigger and gun-type handle. A mounting connector is formed on the top surface of the gun controller to mount the hand-held electronic device such as a portable electronic game such as a PSP brand or PLAYSTATION PORTABLE brand hand-held electronic game. A releasable collar is provided to secure the game to the controller. The controller includes a three-dimensional motion sensor to detect motion of the controller and generate corresponding signal commands to the game. The controller also provides a number of ergonomically placed buttons allowing further user input corresponding to one or more of the buttons available on the game housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventors: Darren Richardson, Ktson Yu, Robert Lindsley, Jon Middleton
  • Publication number: 20050056441
    Abstract: A continuously electrically-conductive container (104) contains an electrically-insulating support (110) for holding an electric-field-sensitive article (112), such as a reticle, so that the article is shielded from external electric fields and is not in electrical contact with a conductive container wall (106). A SMIF pod (302, 510) comprises an electrically conductive container for holding an electric-field-sensitive article. A system (502) has boundary walls (504) that form a chamber (506) for a controlled environment. The system includes a load port (508) for receiving a SMIF pod and an end effector (522) made of insulating material for moving a field-sensitive article (516) within the chamber to and from the SMIF pod. An ionizer (542) neutralizes electric charges on the field-sensitive article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Publication date: March 17, 2005
    Inventors: Gavin Rider, Joseph Durben, Robert Lindsley