Patents by Inventor Todd A. Bishop

Todd A. Bishop 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: 10827138
    Abstract: A photodetector arrangement having adjustable output, comprises a photodetector having an array of pixels wherein each pixel. The pixels are arranged to convert electromagnetic radiation into an analog detection data signal, respectively. A readout circuit is coupled to the photodetector and comprises a receiving component and a combining component. The receiving component is arranged to read out detection data signals, to select at least one detection data signal depending on a control signal and to adjust gain and polarity of the selected detection data signal. The combining component is arranged to combine the detection data signals into one or more output signals to be provided at one or more output terminals. A control unit is coupled to the readout circuit via a control terminal and is arranged to provide the control signal at the readout circuit depending on a set of instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: ams International AG
    Inventors: Todd Bishop, Glenn Lee, Dan Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20190297280
    Abstract: A photodetector arrangement having adjustable output, comprises a photodetector having an array of pixels wherein each pixel. The pixels are arranged to convert electromagnetic radiation into an analog detection data signal, respectively. A readout circuit is coupled to the photodetector and comprises a receiving component and a combining component. The receiving component is arranged to read out detection data signals, to select at least one detection data signal depending on a control signal and to adjust gain and polarity of the selected detection data signal. The combining component is arranged to combine the detection data signals into one or more output signals to be provided at one or more output terminals. A control unit is coupled to the readout circuit via a control terminal and is arranged to provide the control signal at the readout circuit depending on a set of instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Todd Bishop, Glenn LEE, Dan Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20190187254
    Abstract: An optical sensor module for time-of-flight measurement comprises an optical emitter, a main detector and a reference detector which are arranged in or on a carrier. An opaque housing of the optical sensor module has a first chamber and a second chamber which are separated by a light barrier. The housing has a cover section and is arranged on the carrier such that the optical emitter is located inside the first chamber, the main detector is located inside the second chamber and the reference detector is located outside the first chamber. Furthermore, a main surface of the cover section is positioned opposite the carrier. The optical emitter is arranged and configured to emit light through a first aperture in the cover section, and the main detector is arranged and configured to detect light entering the second chamber through a second aperture in the cover section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Robert KAPPEL, Mario MANNINGER, Todd BISHOP
  • Patent number: 9683889
    Abstract: A photodiode (2) and a further photodiode (3) are arranged in a substrate (1) at or near a main surface (10). The photodiodes are formed and arranged in such a manner that in case of incident ultraviolet radiation (26) the electric signal from the photodiode (2) is larger than the further electric signal from the further photodiode (3). In particular, the first photodiode may be more sensitive to ultraviolet radiation than the further photodiode. The electric signal from the photodiode is attenuated by the further electric signal and thus yields an electric signal primarily measuring the incident ultraviolet radiation. The attenuation of the electric signal from the first photodiode may be achieved internally using an integrated circuit (25) or externally using a separate device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: AMS AG
    Inventors: Eugene G. Dierschke, Todd Bishop, Mario Manninger
  • Publication number: 20160025558
    Abstract: A photodiode (2) and a further photodiode (3) are arranged in a substrate (1) at or near a main surface (10). The photodiodes are formed and arranged in such a manner that in case of incident ultraviolet radiation (26) the electric signal from the photodiode (2) is larger than the further electric signal from the further photodiode (3). In particular, the first photodiode may be more sensitive to ultraviolet radiation than the further photodiode. The electric signal from the photodiode is attenuated by the further electric signal and thus yields an electric signal primarily measuring the incident ultraviolet radiation. The attenuation of the electric signal from the first photodiode may be achieved internally using an integrated circuit (25) or externally using a separate device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Eugene G. DIERSCHKE, Todd BISHOP, Mario MANNINGER
  • Publication number: 20120139739
    Abstract: A friction-flow piercing apparatus for piercing very deep and fine holes is described, that relies on a novel support method for the piercing means. An apparatus for monitoring during the piercing process to determine the electrical properties gradient of the substrate is further described, particularly for meltable dielectric such as plastic industrial equipment. A permanently installed piercing means may function as a permanent test site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventor: Todd Bishop
  • Patent number: 7334633
    Abstract: A connector is provided for selectively connecting or disconnecting a stripper rubber to or from drilling head equipment such as a bearing assembly. A generally cylindrical adapter connected to the equipment defines a primary bore accommodate a down hole tubular. One or more cam pin bores, adapted to house one or more cam pins, are positioned radially around the adapter substantially parallel to the primary bore. One or more cam lock bores adapted to house one or more at least partially rotatable cam locks, are offset from the pin cam bores such that each cam pin bore partially intersects a corresponding cam lock bore to form an apertaure through which the cam lock engages the cam pin. One or more cam pins are connected to the stripper rubber; and one or more at least partially rotatable cam locks house in the cam lock bores of the adapter optionally engage or disengage the pin cams to respectively connect or disconnect the stripper rubber to or from the equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Inventors: John R. Williams, Charles Todd Bishop
  • Patent number: 7240754
    Abstract: A suspension system having a frame, a cab having a front portion pivotally mounted to the frame and at least one actuator mounted between a rear portion of the cab and the frame. A position sensor is mounted adjacent the rear portion of the cab for generating a first signal indicating a position of the cab relative to the frame, an accelerometer is mounted to the frame for generating a second signal indicating an acceleration of the frame relative to gravity and an electronic control receives the first and second signals from the position sensor and the accelerometer and generates a control signal for controlling the actuator in response to the first and second signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Barta, William C. Kruckemeyer, Todd A. Bishop, Stephan A. Lubbers
  • Patent number: 7077227
    Abstract: A suspension system, typically for use between a cab and an associated truck frame, including a s strut module having a strut, an air spring and a control module. The control module is connected to a source of pressurized air, is integral with the strut and includes a height sensor for sensing a distance between the cab and truck frame. The integral control module selectively pressurizes the air spring in response to changes in that distance. Preferably, the strut is a magnetorheological, McPherson-type strut and the air spring encloses at least a portion of the strut to provide a compact assembly. The strut damping characteristics are varied by the control module to provide optimal ride characteristics. The strut module includes a three-point connection to the cab and frame to resist relative lateral movement between the cab and frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Oliver, William C. Kruckemeyer, Eric L. Jensen, Todd A. Bishop
  • Patent number: 7077226
    Abstract: The invention is a suspension system, typically for use between a cab and a truck frame, includes a strut module having a strut and an air spring, and a control module, connected to a source of pressurized air, for sensing a distance between the cab and truck frame and selectively pressurizing the air spring in response to changes in that distance. Preferably, the strut is a McPherson-type strut and the air spring encloses at least a portion of the strut to provide a compact assembly and includes a three point connection to the cab and frame to resist relative lateral movement between the cab and frame. The strut also preferably is a magnetorheological-type damper so that the control module can adjust the damping characteristics of the strut to optimize rider comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies,Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Oliver, Todd A. Bishop, Eric L. Jensen, William C. Kruckemeyer
  • Publication number: 20060080808
    Abstract: A method of relating elastic cord to a pre-existing linear structure such as a wire, tube or non-elastic cordage in order to deform said structure and impart elastic handling properties of a common curly cord. The resulting assembly is a foreshortened version of the pre-existing length that is axially elastic and therefore easier to handle, store and use. The preferred method involves creating attachments between one or more stretched elastic cords and a linear structure at close intervals along the structure such that when the elastic is allowed to retract, it pulls the subject structure into a series of substantially uniform loops or bends depending on the shape of stiffness of the original structure. Methods of attachment between the linear structure and the elastic may vary, but the preferred embodiment would be a series of slipknots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2004
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Inventor: Todd Bishop
  • Patent number: 7012255
    Abstract: A method for measuring a concentration of a hydroperoxide of an alkylaromatic hydrocarbon in a process stream comprises immersing a probe into the process stream; wherein the probe is coupled to a spectrometer; collecting absorption data with the spectrometer at a wavelength of 13,000 cm?1 to 4,000 cm?1; and calculating a concentration of the hydroperoxide of the alkylaromatic hydrocarbon in the process stream. In another embodiment, samples are withdrawn from the process stream and analyzed spectrometrically to determine the concentration of the hydroperoxide of the alkylaromatic hydrocarbon in the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John William Fulmer, Andrey Vladimirovich Zinenkov, Arkady Samuilovich Dyckman, Randall Todd Bishop
  • Publication number: 20050274557
    Abstract: A suspension system having a frame, a cab having a front portion pivotally mounted to the frame and at least one actuator mounted between a rear portion of the cab and the frame. A position sensor is mounted adjacent the rear portion of the cab for generating a first signal indicating a position of the cab relative to the frame, an accelerometer is mounted to the frame for generating a second signal indicating an acceleration of the frame relative to gravity and an electronic control receives the first and second signals from the position sensor and the accelerometer and generates a control signal for controlling the actuator in response to the first and second signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Publication date: December 15, 2005
    Inventors: David Barta, William Kruckemeyer, Todd Bishop, Stephan Lubbers
  • Patent number: 6863163
    Abstract: A suspension damper comprises a cylinder tube and a control partition. The cylinder tube is disposed within a reservoir tube to define a fluid reservoir, and has at least one first hole. The control partition is disposed in the fluid reservoir, and communicates with the at least one hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Oliver, William C. Kruckemeyer, Todd A. Bishop, Eric L. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20040129468
    Abstract: A suspension system, typically for use between a cab and an associated truck frame, including a s strut module having a strut, an air spring and a control module. The control module is connected to a source of pressurized air, is integral with the strut and includes a height sensor for sensing a distance between the cab and truck frame. The integral control module selectively pressurizes the air spring in response to changes in that distance. Preferably, the strut is a magnetorheological, McPherson-type strut and the air spring encloses at least a portion of the strut to provide a compact assembly. The strut damping characteristics are varied by the control module to provide optimal ride characteristics. The strut module includes a three-point connection to the cab and frame to resist relative lateral movement between the cab and frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Inventors: Michael L. Oliver, William C. Kruckemeyer, Eric L. Jensen, Todd A. Bishop
  • Patent number: 6758041
    Abstract: A brake apparatus and method utilize an electric power brake booster for operating a push rod actuated hydraulic master cylinder. The existing vehicle electrical system provides electric power for the power brake booster, thus eliminating the need for engine driven or auxiliary pressure/vacuum sources. The electric power brake booster includes an electrically powered actuator having an output shaft adapted for operative connection to the master cylinder, and an input for receipt of a signal indicative of force applied to the push rod. The electrically powered actuator augments the force applied to the push rod in response to the signal indicative of the force applied to the push rod. The booster may include a sensor for sensing force applied to the push rod and generating the signal indicative of the force applied to the push rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd A. Bishop, William C. Kruckemeyer, David J. Barta
  • Publication number: 20040104061
    Abstract: The invention is a suspension system, typically for use between a cab and a truck frame, includes a strut module having a strut and an air spring, and a control module, connected to a source of pressurized air, for sensing a distance between the cab and truck frame and selectively pressurizing the air spring in response to changes in that distance. Preferably, the strut is a McPherson-type strut and the air spring encloses at least a portion of the strut to provide a compact assembly and includes a three point connection to the cab and frame to resist relative lateral movement between the cab and frame. The strut also preferably is a magnetorheological-type damper so that the control module can adjust the damping characteristics of the strut to optimize rider comfort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2003
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Inventors: Michael L. Oliver, Todd A. Bishop, Eric L. Jensen, William C. Kruckemeyer
  • Publication number: 20040050045
    Abstract: A brake apparatus and method utilize an electric power brake booster for operating a push rod actuated hydraulic master cylinder. The existing vehicle electrical system provides electric power for the power brake booster, thus eliminating the need for engine driven or auxiliary pressure/vacuum sources. The electric power brake booster includes an electrically powered actuator having an output shaft adapted for operative connection to the master cylinder, and an input for receipt of a signal indicative of force applied to the push rod. The electrically powered actuator augments the force applied to the push rod in response to the signal indicative of the force applied to the push rod. The booster may include a sensor for sensing force applied to the push rod and generating the signal indicative of the force applied to the push rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Applicant: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Todd A. Bishop, William C. Kruckemeyer, David J. Barta
  • Publication number: 20040046336
    Abstract: A suspension system for a vehicle. A control arm is attachable to the vehicle frame by a first bushing and by a second bushing and is attachable to the knuckle by a ball joint. A torsion spring assembly has a torsion tube and a torsion bar positioned within the torsion tube. A first end portion of the torsion bar is attached to a first end portion of the torsion tube, and a second end portion of the torsion bar extends beyond a second end of the torsion tube and is attached to the control arm. No portion of the torsion tube is immobilized with respect to the frame. A moment bar has a first end portion attached to the torsion tube and has a second end portion attachable to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2003
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Inventors: Eric L. Jensen, Todd A. Bishop, William C. Kruckemeyer, Mark O. Bodie, David J. Barta
  • Publication number: 20040040806
    Abstract: A suspension damper comprises a cylinder tube and a control partition. The cylinder tube is disposed within a reservoir tube to define a fluid reservoir, and has at least one first hole. The control partition is disposed in the fluid reservoir, and communicates with the at least one hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2002
    Publication date: March 4, 2004
    Applicant: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Michael L. Oliver, William C. Kruckemeyer, Todd A. Bishop, Eric L. Jensen