Patents by Inventor Robert W. Lancette

Robert W. Lancette 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: 6367800
    Abstract: An impact location determination system (20) includes a damage resistant strike plate (22) having a planar surface (26) adapted to be impacted by a projectile (28). Pressure sensor assemblies (55) are embedded in the strike plate (22) and detect a pressure disturbance event outwardly propagating as a wave (36) from an impact location (34). The wave (36) propagates through the strike plate (22) at a propagation velocity that is slower than the speed of sound for the strike plate (22). A signal processing circuit (32) measures time difference of arrival figures (196 and 198) between pairs of pressure sensors (140 and 142) and determines the impact location (34) in response to the time difference of arrival figures (196 and 198) and the velocity of the wave (36) through the strike plate (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: Air-Monic LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Sheck, Robert W. Lancette
  • Patent number: 4883749
    Abstract: A toilet training device for rewarding the toilet user when excrement enters or is placed in an excrement container by the toilet user. The toilet training device includes an excrement container having an entrance area and a plurality of infrared light-emitting diodes are sequentially triggered and sequentially emit infrared light substantially intersecting the entrance area. The infrared light is detected at the other end of the entrance area by a infrared light detector that generates an electrical signal in response to detected infrared light. A width pulse counter is connected to the detector and generates a first signal in response to a narrow electrical signal and a second signal in response to a wide electrical signal. The first and second signals are responsive to liquid or solid excrement deposition and generate, through control logic, one of a sight or sound signals or both for rewarding the user of the toilet training device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1989
    Assignee: Pee Patch, Inc.
    Inventors: Freddie R. Roberts, Robert W. Lancette