Patents by Inventor Ronald P. Turrell

Ronald P. Turrell 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: 4472833
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for aiding speech wherein a signal is provided, representative of detected speech, and is monitored to determine if the speech rate exceeds a predetermined value. If so, then an indication is provided to the speaker. The speech detector can be a microphone (1,2) and the monitoring means (3) preferably drives the indication means in the form of a light source (4), an earphone (7), a meter (5), a loudspeaker (6) or a tactile element. The intensity of the warning indication may increase in proportion to the amount by which the predetermined value is exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1984
    Inventors: Ronald P. Turrell, John G. Parkhouse