Patents by Inventor Robert P. Burke

Robert P. Burke 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: 20100245568
    Abstract: System, methods, and computer program products are provided for surveillance, traffic monitoring, and red light enforcement. In one embodiment, the system may monitor zones of interest; capture, time stamp, and store images of the zones of interest; determine that an event has occurred within one of the zones of interest; and request the stored images of the zone of interest during the time the event occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Charles K. Wike, JR., Jeremy D. Hood, Donald R. Wyman, Robert P. Burke
  • Publication number: 20100245125
    Abstract: System, methods, and computer program products are provided for surveillance, traffic monitoring, and red light enforcement. In one embodiment, the system may monitor zones of interest; capture, time stamp, and store images of the zones of interest; determine that an event has occurred within one of the zones of interest; and request the stored images of the zone of interest during the time the event occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Charles K. Wike, JR., Jeremy D. Hood, Donald R. Wyman, Robert P. Burke
  • Publication number: 20100228517
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention provide a device for detecting the range or the velocity or other state data for a target. According to various embodiments, the device includes a transmitter, a reflective surface, and a receiver. In various embodiments, the transmitter is configured to transmit laser pulses from the device towards a target thereby producing return laser pulses from the target. In particular embodiments, the reflective surface of the device is positioned to receive return laser pulses and is configured to reflect the return laser pulses from the target to a focal point. In various embodiments, the receiver is located at the focal point and is configured to detect the reflected laser pulses to generate a signal used to determine the target's range or velocity. The reflective surface can be used to replace a relatively heavy lens assembly normally mounted in the front of previous devices, thereby improving the balance of the device or reducing its weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventors: Charles K. Wike, JR., Richard M. McEntyre, Donald R. Wyman, Robert P. Burke
  • Patent number: 7140499
    Abstract: A display rack for rounded articles generally includes a product track with a pusher block slidably mounted thereon. The pusher block is biased toward a front portion of the display rack, and the side walls of the display rack are configured to support a circular or elliptical product. Additionally, the display rack can be provided with front and/or rear removable panel carriers configured to removably receive front and rear panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Burke Display Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert P. Burke
  • Patent number: 7063217
    Abstract: A display rack for rounded articles generally includes a product track with a pusher block slidably mounted thereon. The pusher block is biased toward a front portion of the display rack, and the side walls of the display rack are configured to support a circular or elliptical product. Additionally, the display rack can be provided with front and/or rear removable panel carriers configured to removably receive front and rear panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Burke Display Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert P. Burke
  • Patent number: 6889854
    Abstract: An adjustable snap-fit display assembly is used in a product display assembly. The display assembly stores and displays products of a variety of shapes and sizes and automatically delivers the products to the front of the display assembly. The adjustable display assembly includes a frame and a product supporting and feeding assembly. The product supporting and feeding assembly has tracks and, in some instances, dividers. The product tracks and dividers can be separately formed or integrated into a single component. The tracks and/or dividers are considered insertable components that can be added or removed as needed and that can be separated by varying distances depending on the width of product to be displayed. The insertable components generally are freely slideable and are snap-fit onto the frame. The product supporting and feeding assembly allows product to be fed forward to a front fence such that all or almost all of the available shelf depth can be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Burke Display Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert P. Burke
  • Patent number: 6772888
    Abstract: An adjustable display rack is used in a shelf management system. The rack stores and displays products of a variety of shapes and sizes and automatically delivers the products to the front of the rack. The adjustable display rack includes a frame and a product supporting and feeding assembly. The assembly includes product tracks that can be added or removed as needed and that can be separated by varying distances depending on the width desired. The assembly also includes dividers. The product tracks and dividers can be separate or integral. The product tracks have raised rails extending from a front of the track to a back of the rack for attachment of a removable pusher block and a roll spring which urges the pusher block forward. Additionally, a spacer block can be fitted onto the pusher block to increase its height and width or used to change the spacing between the tracks. The tracks are generally freely slidable in races formed within the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Burke Display Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert P. Burke
  • Publication number: 20040118795
    Abstract: A display rack for rounded articles generally includes a product track with a pusher block slidably mounted thereon. The pusher block is biased toward a front portion of the display rack, and the side walls of the display rack are configured to support a circular or elliptical product. Additionally, the display rack can be provided with front and/or rear removable panel carriers configured to removably receive front and rear panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2003
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Inventor: Robert P. Burke
  • Publication number: 20040118793
    Abstract: A display rack for rounded articles generally includes a product track with a pusher block slidably mounted thereon. The pusher block is biased toward a front portion of the display rack, and the side walls of the display rack are configured to support a circular or elliptical product. Additionally, the display rack can be provided with front and/or rear removable panel carriers configured to removably receive front and rear panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Inventor: Robert P. Burke
  • Publication number: 20030010732
    Abstract: An adjustable display rack is used in a shelf management system. The rack stores and displays products of a variety of shapes and sizes and automatically delivers the products to the front of the rack. The adjustable display rack includes a frame and a product supporting and feeding assembly. The assembly includes product tracks that can be added or removed as needed and that can be separated by varying distances depending on the width desired. The assembly also includes dividers. The product tracks and dividers can be separate or integral. The product tracks have raised rails extending from a front of the track to a back of the rack for attachment of a removable pusher block and a roll spring which urges the pusher block forward. Additionally, a spacer block can be fitted onto the pusher block to increase its height and width or used to change the spacing between the tracks. The tracks are generally freely slidable in races formed within the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 1999
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Inventor: ROBERT P. BURKE
  • Publication number: 20020088762
    Abstract: An adjustable snap-fit display assembly is used in a product display assembly. The display assembly stores and displays products of a variety of shapes and sizes and automatically delivers the products to the front of the display assembly. The adjustable display assembly includes a frame and a product supporting and feeding assembly. The product supporting and feeding assembly has tracks and, in some instances, dividers. The product tracks and dividers can be separately formed or integrated into a single component. The tracks and/or dividers are considered insertable components that can be added or removed as needed and that can be separated by varying distances depending on the width of product to be displayed. The insertable components generally are freely slideable and are snap-fit onto the frame. The product supporting and feeding assembly allows product to be fed forward to a front fence such that all or almost all of the available shelf depth can be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2002
    Publication date: July 11, 2002
    Inventor: Robert P. Burke
  • Patent number: 6382431
    Abstract: An adjustable shelf management system which removably attaches to a shelf. The system stores and displays products of a variety of shapes and sizes and automatically delivers the products to the front of the rack. The adjustable shelf management system includes a frame and a product supporting and feeding assembly. The assembly includes product tracks that can be added or removed as needed and that can be separated by varying distances depending on the width desired. The assembly also includes dividers. The product tracks and dividers can be separate or integral. The product tracks have raised rails extending from a front of the system to a back of the system for attachment of a removable pusher block and a roll spring which urges the pusher block forward. Additionally, a spacer block can be fitted onto the pusher block to increase its height and width or used to change the spacing between the tracks. The tracks attach to the front of the shelf by insertion into a slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Burke Display Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert P. Burke
  • Patent number: 5785818
    Abstract: A multilayer papermaker's press felt fabric comprising in combination a woven first fabric layer, typically a double layer fabric, has a cross machine direction pin seam. A second fabric layer is located on the paper side face of the first fabric layer, and a layer of needled batt is applied to the paper side face of the second layer binding the layers together. A flap comprising a short length of the second fabric layer with attached batt overlays the pin seam area in the first layer. The second layer comprises a plurality of relatively narrow strips, which are located with a lateral edge at a first cant angle of from more than 1.degree. to less than 20.degree. to the machine direction. A third layer, similar to the second layer, can be included on the machine side of the first layer; the strip widths, the cant angles, and the direction of the cant angle relative to the machine direction for each of the two strips need not be the same. The fabric is assembled using a spiral winding technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: JWI Ltd.
    Inventors: Eugene Z. Fekete, Edwin R. Perry, Robert P. Burke
  • Patent number: D256199
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1980
    Assignee: Goodmark Foods, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert P. Burke, William A. Cole, Jack Gallner
  • Patent number: RE39709
    Abstract: A multilayer papermaker's press felt fabric comprising in combination a woven first fabric layer, typically a double layer fabric, has a cross machine direction pin seam. A second fabric layer is located on the paper side face of the first fabric layer, and a layer of needled batt is applied to the paper side face of the second layer binding the layers together. A flap comprising a short length of the second fabric layer with attached batt overlays the pin seam area in the first layer. The second layer comprises a plurality of relatively narrow strips, which are located with a lateral edge at a first cant angle of from more than 1° to less than 20° to the machine direction. A third layer, similar to the second layer, can be included on the machine side of the first layer; the strip widths, the cant angles, and the direction of the cant angle relative to the machine direction for each of the two strips need not be the same. The fabric is assembled using a spiral winding technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: AstenJohnson, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene Z. Fekete, Edwin R. Perry, Robert P. Burke