Patents by Inventor Ronald A. Wray

Ronald A. Wray 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: 20190153465
    Abstract: Transgenic seed for crops with improved traits are provided by trait-improving recombinant DNA in the nucleus of cells of the seed where plants grown from such transgenic seed exhibit one or more improved traits as compared to a control plant. Of particular interest are transgenic plants that have increased yield. The present invention also provides recombinant DNA molecules for expression of a protein, and recombinant DNA molecules for suppression of a protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Scott Abad, Barry S. Goldman, Jaishree M. Chittoor-Vijayanath, Ronald C. Rich, Faten Shaikh, Joseph C. Mitchell, Diana Wray
  • Patent number: 5475741
    Abstract: This system is for use by a visitor to a facility that has multiple occupants, public-subscriber or other phone service, and an individual phone outlet at each occupant's part of the facility. A microphone and speaker are provided so that a visitor seeking access can speak with an occupant. A communication circuit carries signals between (1) the mike and speaker and (2) the phone service--to enable the conversation through an individual phone outlet. Manual controls, preferably including a standard phone keypad, are positioned for use by the visitor. An electronic memory holds directory information, particularly including occupant names and corresponding dial-up codes. An LCD, behind a protective window, shows the visitor the directory data. Names and other directory data can be fed into the memory remotely, preferably through either: ordinary phone connections using standard DTMF signals--with automated confirmation of input data by a voice-synthesis chip--or a modem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1995
    Assignee: Sentex Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Davis, Dennis W. Mowers, Richard P. Greenthal, Paul Szymanski, Ronald A. Wray, Richard A. Davidson
  • Patent number: 5252955
    Abstract: A liquid-crystal display, preferably twenty-five lines of eighty characters each, is mounted in a case. The temperature of the display medium is maintained within operating limits for the display--notwithstanding ambient temperature and humidity variations over generally normal ranges for at least the temperate zones, and even if the display unit is placed to receive direct sunlight. The unit works outdoors as well as in buildings that lack temperature control. This is accomplished preferably by circulating air from outside the case through a space between the display face and an unperforated protective polycarbonate window. Intake and exhaust plena are long and narrow enough to deter manual access to the display and thus van dalism; however, the plena are straight and sufficiently free of obstructions that the fan can be a very small, low-power, quiet unit. A temperature sensor controls the fan, and also the contrast-adjusting voltage of the display --based on data in a digital-memory "look up" table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1993
    Inventors: William R. Davis, Dennis W. Mowers, Richard P. Greenthal, Paul Szymanski, Ronald A. Wray, Richard A. Davidson
  • Patent number: 5027111
    Abstract: A liquid-crystal display, preferably twenty-five lines of eighty characters each, is mounted in a case. The temperature of the display medium is maintained within operating limits for the display--notwithstanding ambient temperature and humidity variations over generally normal ranges for at least the temperate zones, and even if the display unit is placed to receive direct sunlight. The unit works outdoors as well as in buildings that lack temperature control. This is accomplished preferably by circulating air from outside the case through a space between the display face and an unperforated protective polycarbonate window. Intake and exhaust plena are long and narrow enough to deter access to the display and thus vandalism; however, the plena are straight and sufficiently free of obstructions that the fan can be a very small, low-power, quiet unit. A temperature sensor controls the fan, and also the contrast-adjusting voltage of the display--based on data in a digital-memory "look up" table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1991
    Assignee: Sentex Systems, Incorporated
    Inventors: William R. Davis, Dennis W. Mowers, Richard P. Greenthal, Paul Szymanski, Ronald A. Wray, Richard A. Davidson