Patents by Inventor Terrence E. Rogers

Terrence E. Rogers 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: 20170020191
    Abstract: A control body and cartridge that are coupleable with one another to form an aerosol delivery device are provided. The control body comprises a control component and an RFID reader contained within at least one housing. The cartridge comprises at least one heating element and an RFID tag contained within at least one housing. The RFID reader of the control body is coupled to the control component of the control body and configured to communicate with the RFID tag of the cartridge upon coupling of the control body with the cartridge. The control component of the control body is configured to authorize the cartridge for use with the control body based at least in part on communication between the RFID reader and the RFID tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Wilson Christopher Lamb, Raymond Charles Henry, JR., Terrence E. Rogers, Frederic Philippe Ampolini
  • Patent number: 7847830
    Abstract: A method of adjusting exposure settings for a digital camera includes searching at least a portion of the field of view of the camera for pixels having a flesh tone. The flesh tone pixels are analyzed to identify at least one flesh tone spot. Spot metering of the field of view of the camera is carried out such that at least one flesh tone spot is given greater weight than the rest of the field of view. Then, the exposure settings are adjusted based on the spot metering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Terrence E. Rogers, Jason M. Cope
  • Publication number: 20080117305
    Abstract: A method of adjusting exposure settings for a digital camera includes searching at least a portion of the field of view of the camera for pixels having a flesh tone. The flesh tone pixels are analyzed to identify at least one flesh tone spot. Spot metering of the field of view of the camera is carried out such that at least one flesh tone spot is given greater weight than the rest of the field of view. Then, the exposure settings are adjusted based on the spot metering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventors: Terrence E. Rogers, Jason M. Cope
  • Patent number: 6823176
    Abstract: A system and method of masking an objectionable artifact in a mobile telephone. The process starts by referring to the design characteristics of the mobile phone to determine the expected level and source of objectionable artifacts that will be apparent during operation of the mobile phone. The noise necessary to mask the objectionable artifact is then calculated. The masking noise signal is then created within the mobile telephone and superimposed over the objectionable artifact. The masking noise signal is typically created in a digital signal processor (DSP) resident within the mobile telephone using a pseudo-noise generator. The masking noise signal can be stored as a look-up table in the digital signal processor (DSP) of the mobile telephone. To further enhance the effectiveness of the masking process, the masking noise signal is filtered to best match the objectionable artifact. The masking noise signal can be low pass filtered for objectionable artifacts that are lower in frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Terrence E. Rogers
  • Publication number: 20040203454
    Abstract: A system and method of masking an objectionable artifact in a mobile telephone. The process starts by referring to the design characteristics of the mobile phone to determine the expected level and source of objectionable artifacts that will be apparent during operation of the mobile phone. The noise necessary to mask the objectionable artifact is then calculated. The masking noise signal is then created within the mobile telephone and superimposed over the objectionable artifact. The masking noise signal is typically created in a digital signal processor (DSP) resident within the mobile telephone using a pseudo-noise generator. The masking noise signal can be stored as a look-up table in the digital signal processor (DSP) of the mobile telephone. To further enhance the effectiveness of the masking process, the masking noise signal is filtered to best match the objectionable artifact. The masking noise signal can be low pass filtered for objectionable artifacts that are lower in frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Inventor: Terrence E. Rogers
  • Patent number: 5923647
    Abstract: A communications apparatus for coupling a transmitter and receiver for duplex transmission is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a transmitter with a transmit power amplifier, a receiver with a receive filter, and a circulator with a plurality of ports, wherein the transmit power amplifier is connected to a first port of the circulator and the receiver filter is connected to a second port of the circulator. An antenna is demountably connected to a third port of the circulator. A switch alternately connects a load and the receiver to the second port of the circulator, wherein the receiver is connected to the second port of the circulator during reception of signals and the load is connected to the second port of the circulator during transmission so as to absorb power reflected by the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Assignee: Ericsson Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney A. Dolman, Terrence E. Rogers
  • Patent number: 5144418
    Abstract: In one system configuration the size of the horizontal sweep of light valve projection apparatus is regulated from two pulses, one at the start of the sweep and one nominally in the second half of the sweep, wherein the reference signal for determining the regulation pulses is obtained from one of two oscillators. A first keyed voltage controlled oscillator is used as a reference source when color is considered to be a more critical feature and a second free running oscillator is used as a reference source when horizontal size is considered to be a more critical feature, such as when a plurality of side-by-side registered images from a corresponding plurality of projectors are desired. Provision is included for fine adjustment of the horizontal size and frequency of the first oscillator for color control. Operator inputs may be received through an information interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: David W. Brown, Terrence E. Rogers, Richard L. Sundin, Sr., Ralph A. Henry
  • Patent number: 5142366
    Abstract: The horizontal size of the raster in a light valve projection system is determined by the ratio by which a RF carrier is divided, wherein the frequency of the RF carrier is locked to a synchronization signal derived from the horizontal synchronization pulses of an externally-supplied video signal to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1992
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: David W. Brown, Terrence E. Rogers
  • Patent number: 4510623
    Abstract: An electronically tuned television receiver is provided with a channel lockout feature to control viewer program selection. The television receiver has a tuner local oscillator (101), the frequency of which is controlled by a phase lock loop (12) having a programmable frequency divider (122,123). A microprocessor receives a user input from a keyboard (14) or remote transmitter (15) indicating a desired channel. In response to this input, the microprocessor normally loads a programmable constant in the programmable frequency divider to cause the tuner (10) to be tuned to the desired channel. However, the microprocessor is programmed to respond to a user entered lockout code sequence to store in a non-volatile memory (19) one or more channels to be inhibited for a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1985
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Paul Bonneau, Howard E. Holshouser, Terrence E. Rogers
  • Patent number: 4498191
    Abstract: A microprocessor controlled phase locked loop tuning system is disclosed which uses a single AFC detector whose threshold is controlled by the microprocessor. The system comprises a microprocessor (10) which provides frequency data to the PLL (11), and this data controls a programmable frequency divider in the PLL which determines the nominal frequency of a VCO (131) in the tuner (13). An AFC detector (141) in the intermediate frequency section (14) provides an AFC voltage output to the single comparator (15). The comparator produces a logic "0" or a logic "1" output to the microprocessor depending on whether the output from the AFC detector is above or below a predetermined threshold. The microprocessor is first operated in a frequency search mode to increase or decrease the frequency of the VCO in predetermined frequency increments depending on the logic state of the output of the comparator (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1985
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Terrence E. Rogers