Patents by Inventor William G. Bennett

William G. Bennett 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: 7752533
    Abstract: A demodulator cancels out the echo signal properties in the received signal to generate a primary signal, and cancels out the primary signal properties in the received signal to generate a separate echo signal. In addition, the demodulator may combine the primary signal and the echo signal in a comparison/combination operation to generate a third combined signal. Error correction operations may then be performed on all three of the primary signal, echo signal and combined signal, with the results of those error correction operations being used to select which of the three signals will serve as the transport stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: William G. Bennett
  • Publication number: 20100005484
    Abstract: A point of deployment module includes a HOST-POD interface for connecting the point of deployment module to a digital audiovisual receiver. A first connector on the point of deployment module may receive a downstream signal from a service provider. A second connector on the point of deployment module may provide a signal to a tuner of the digital audiovisual receiver. An out of band transmitter in the point of deployment module provides an upstream signal to the service provider. A combiner may be coupled to the first connector, the second connector, and the out of band transmitter. The combiner may transfer the downstream signal from the first connector to the second connector and may transfer the upstream signal from the out of band transmitter to the first connector. The point of deployment module may include a receptacle for a second point of deployment module connected to the HOST-POD interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicants: SONY CORPORATION, SONY ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, William G. Bennett, James R. Milne
  • Patent number: 7215382
    Abstract: A method for displaying a status to a television viewer provides detailed information to a viewer. According to the method, signal strength of a received RF signal is evaluated, and an RF signal strength indicator value is created. The RF signal strength indicator value can be a qualitative indicator, such as strong, good, normal, weak, or absent. The RF signal indicator value can also be a quantitative value. A transport signal is also evaluated and a transport signal validity indicator value is then created. A quantitative value could be obtained based on the bit error rate, for example. Additionally, received parsing information is evaluated and a parsing validity indicator value is created. As with the transport signal, the received parsing information can be evaluated to obtain a qualitative indicator, such as valid or invalid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: William G. Bennett
  • Publication number: 20040145595
    Abstract: A video scaler optimizes the display properties of an image so that as little image is lost as possible while occupying as much of the screen as possible. By so doing, a high definition image can be made larger without losing all of edges of the picture. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for displaying a 16:9 aspect ratio image on a 4:3 aspect ratio screen provides that the image is proportionally increased so that approximately 13% of the image is lost at the sides while approximately only 13% of the screen is unused at the top and bottom. Similarly, a method for displaying a 4:3 aspect ratio image on a 16:9 aspect ratio screen provides that the image is proportionally increased so that approximately 13% of the image is lost at the top and bottom while approximately only 13% of the screen is unused at the sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Applicant: Sony Corporation/Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: William G. Bennett
  • Publication number: 20040146167
    Abstract: A method for processing audio from varying audio sources includes providing a variable audio response, including audio gain, balance and tonal quality setting on a per channel (or per source or both) basis that a user can adjust when setting up the receiver. For example, a user can establish a relative gain setting from −4 dB to +4 db in 2 dB increments, increment rear volume while increasing base response for the audio so that the audio is compensated in accordance with this setting before sending the audio to the speakers. This enables a user to account for those channels or sources that are out of the normal for the user in terms of loudness and tone, i.e., either the channels are too loud or too soft relative to most of the other channels or sources. Each channel or source would be preset to 0 dB, thereby providing no compensation. According to this method, the user first sets his volume control to a place where the user finds satisfactory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Applicant: Sony Corporation/Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: William G. Bennett
  • Publication number: 20040145680
    Abstract: A method for displaying a status to a television viewer provides detailed information to a viewer. According to the method, signal strength of a received RF signal is evaluated, and an RF signal strength indicator value is created. The RF signal strength indicator value can be a qualitative indicator, such as strong, good, normal, weak, or absent. The RF signal indicator value can also be a qualitative value. A transport signal is also evaluated and a transport signal validity indicator value is then created. A quantitative value could be obtained based on the bit error rate, for example. Additionally, received parsing information is evaluated and a parsing validity indicator value is created. As with the transport signal, the received parsing information can be evaluated to obtain a qualitative indicator, such as valid or invalid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Applicant: Sony Corporation/Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: William G. Bennett
  • Patent number: 4649010
    Abstract: A motion transmitting remote control assembly of the type for transmitting motion in a curved path including a flexible motion transmitting core element, a conduit for supporting the core element and an end fitting disposed at the end of the conduit. A rod is attached to the end of the core element. The assembly also includes a swivel tube having a bore therethrough for swiveling movement relative to the end fitting and for movably supporting the rod. The swivel tube is connected to the end fitting in a swivel joint. The assembly is characterized by the swivel joint including a male swivel portion of the swivel tube and including a cup-shaped insert engaging the male swivel portion at least beyond the front face thereof. The end fitting encapsulates the end of the conduit and the insert and the remainder of the male swivel portion on the swivel tube. A method of making the motion transmitting remote control assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1987
    Assignee: Teleflex Incorporated
    Inventors: William G. Bennett, Arthur L. Spease
  • Patent number: 4499785
    Abstract: A motion transmitting remote control assembly (10) for transmitting motion in a curved path including a conduit (12) and rod member (16) movably supported by the conduit (12) and extending therefrom to provide a variable extending length of the rod member (16) between the conduit (12) and one end (18) of the rod member (16). An integral terminal member (22) is disposed on the extended length of the rod member 16 for operatively interconnecting the rod member (16) and a control member (24). The terminal member (22) includes a pocket (28) defining an axis and lips (30) disposed about the pocket (b 28) for retaining a portion of the control member (24) within the pocket (28). A plurality of slots (32) extend from the pocket (28) substantially to the outer surface of the terminal member (22) and are parallel to the axis defined by the pocket (28) so as to divide the terminal member (22 ) into a plurality of portions (36, 38).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1985
    Assignee: Teleflex Incorporated
    Inventors: William G. Bennett, Arthur L. Spease
  • Patent number: 4458552
    Abstract: A motion transmitting remote control assembly (10) of the type for transmitting forces along a curved path by a motion transmitting core element includes a conduit (14), a motion transmitting core element (12) movably supported by the conduit (14), and a support fitting (16) for supporting the conduit (14) through an aperture (18) of a support structure (20). The support fitting (16) includes a body portion (22) and an integral radially extending abutment (24) extending from the body portion (22) for abutting one extremity of the aperture (18). The support fitting (16) further includes a second integral abutment comprising a pair of stubs (26) extending from the body portion (22) and formed by the body portion having had a pair of legs (28) extending therefrom broken off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1984
    Assignee: Teleflex Incorporated
    Inventors: Arthur L. Spease, William G. Bennett, Thomas J. Frankhouse
  • Patent number: 4406177
    Abstract: A motion transmitting remote control assembly of the type for transmitting motion in a curved path by a flexible motion transmitting core element including a flexible motion transmitting core element and a flexible conduit. An end fitting is disposed about the end portion of the conduit for supporting the conduit and core element with the core element extending from the end fitting. The assembly also includes a support housing for supporting the end fitting and the conduit on a support structure. The assembly is characterized by a resilient vibration dampener disposed between the support housing and the end fitting for providing noise and vibration isolation therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1983
    Assignee: Teleflex Incorporated
    Inventors: William G. Bennett, Arthur L. Spease
  • Patent number: 4386755
    Abstract: A mold assembly and a method are disclosed for making a motion transmitting remote control assembly including the steps of; inserting the end portion of the conduit into a cavity of a first mold and injecting organic polymeric material into the cavity for molding the end fitting about the conduit, inserting the end fitting into a cavity of a second mold and injecting a vibration dampening material into the mold for molding a vibration dampener about the end fitting, and placing the vibration dampener into a cavity of a third mold and injecting an organic polymeric material for molding a support housing about the vibration dampener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1983
    Assignee: Teleflex Incorporated
    Inventors: William G. Bennett, Arthur L. Spease
  • Patent number: 4380178
    Abstract: A motion transmitting remote control assembly of the type for transmitting motion in a curved path including a flexible motion transmitting core element, a conduit for supporting the core element and an end fitting disposed at the end of the conduit. A rod is attached to the end of the core element. The assembly also includes a swivel tube having a bore therethrough for swivelling movement relative to the end fitting and for movably supporting the rod. The swivel tube is connected to the end fitting in a swivel joint. The assembly is characterized by the swivel joint including a male swivel portion of the swivel tube and including a cup-shaped insert engaging the male swivel portion at least beyond the front face thereof. The end fitting encapsulates the end of the conduit and the insert and the remainder of the male swivel portion on the swivel tube. A method of making the motion transmitting remote control assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1983
    Assignee: Teleflex Incorporated
    Inventors: William G. Bennett, Arthur L. Spease
  • Patent number: 4348348
    Abstract: Method for making a motion transmitting remote control assembly of the type for transmitting motion in a curved path by a flexible motion transmitting core element including a flexible motion transmitting core element and a flexible conduit. An end fitting is disposed about the end portion of the conduit for supporting the conduit and core element with the core element extending from the end fitting. The assembly also includes a support housing for supporting the end fitting and the conduit on a support structure. The assembly is characterized by a resilient vibration dampener disposed between the support housing and the end fitting for providing noise and vibration isolation therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1982
    Assignee: Teleflex Incorporated
    Inventors: William G. Bennett, Arthur L. Spease
  • Patent number: 4331041
    Abstract: A motion transmitting remote control assembly of the type for transmitting forces along a curved path by a flexible motion transmitting core element movably supported in a flexible conduit. The assembly includes a support member adapted to be connected to a support structure (such as a bulkhead) and the conduit includes a slider member slidably disposed in a passageway extending longitudinally through the support member. The support member includes a transverse guideway in which is disposed a metal L-shaped latch member having an aperture in one leg through which the slider member extends. A coil spring reacts between the support member and the other leg of the latch member for biasing the bottom of the aperture into engagement with the slider member. The bottom of the aperture in the latch member has a tooth which coacts with ratcheting teeth on the slider member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1982
    Assignee: Teleflex Incorporated
    Inventor: William G. Bennett
  • Patent number: 4327600
    Abstract: A motion transmitting remote control assembly of the type for transmitting motion in a curved path by a flexible motion transmitting core element including a flexible motion transmitting core element, a guide assembly for supporting the core element such that the ends of the core element extend from the guide assembly, a terminal disposed on one end of the core element and having first and second faces with an aperture extending therebetween for receiving a control member, and an incompressible fitting retained in the aperture having a passageway extending therethrough for surrounding the control member. The assembly is characterized by a resilient member disposed in the passageway for cushioning the control member from the terminal to inhibit the transmission of vibrations between the terminal and the control member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1982
    Assignee: Teleflex Incorporated
    Inventor: William G. Bennett
  • Patent number: 4175450
    Abstract: A motion transmitting remote control assembly of the type for transmitting forces along a curved path by a flexible motion transmitting core element movably supported within a conduit. An elongated adjustment member having teeth disposed on the bottom flat side of its irregular shaped cross section is attached to the conduit at one end and extends through a passageway in a support member adapted for attachment to a support structure. An L-shaped metal latch member is supported in a guideway in the support member and includes an aperture with a tooth extending along one edge of the aperture for engaging the teeth along the bottom of the adjustment member. A spring biases the latch member in a direction so that the tooth in the aperture thereof engages the teeth along the adjustment member. A pair of flanges extend into the passageway of the support member adjacent one end to define a generally T-shaped opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1979
    Assignee: Teleflex Incorporated
    Inventor: William G. Bennett
  • Patent number: 3998461
    Abstract: A missile and target toy which allows horizontal and vertical manipulation of the path of a missile or arrow and at the same time providing a stationary base from which the arrow is propelled, which allows one handed loading, aiming and firing of a missile. The stationary base comprises an H-shaped structure with an open lateral support bar for the missile and is mounted on and into the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1976
    Inventor: William G. Bennett
  • Patent number: D268690
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1983
    Inventor: William G. Bennett