Patents by Inventor William S. Bennett

William S. 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: 6722525
    Abstract: A medicating device for a hospital or nursing home that provides the correct medication for each individual occupant of a portion of the institution, at the right time of the day. The medicating device includes a control computer that sends instructions to a dispensing device. The dispensing device is then caused to discharge a particular tablet stored therein. The device contains a series of parallel, annular, arcuately shaped plates that are stacked closely together. Resting on each plate are multiple curved tablet trays that are arcuately disposed thereupon. Each tray contains a number of tablets or capsules disposed within individual cells of the arcuate plate. The plates are rotated under the control of the computer by a motor drive. A retrieval mechanism then rises or descends to address one of the plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Innovation Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph H. Boyer, William S. Bennett
  • Patent number: 6297669
    Abstract: A system of logic modules providing AND, OR and NOT logical elements most useful in education and entertainment situations where it is important to avoid excessive costs and where speed is not a requirement utilizes electrical continuity and a lack of electrical continuity between pairs of electrical conductors to represent predetermined values of logical variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Inventor: William S. Bennett
  • Patent number: 6202923
    Abstract: A method and an automated pharmacy system to alleviate the risk posed by a queue of printed labels for prescription vials that occurs at the printer. The method and system eliminate the need for physically transferring paperwork from one site (the imaging station) to another site (the filling station). Elimination of the physical transferring step smooths the flow of the dispensing operation, and hence, improves the throughput of the automated pharmacy, and further, helps to prevent the association of the wrong paperwork with a given prescription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Innovation Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph H. Boyer, James P. Boyer, William S. Bennett
  • Patent number: 4766555
    Abstract: A system for generating digital image data bases automatically that is principally for use in visual systems of simulators and for use when a particular geographic area is not required. A data processing circuit generates high detail realistic images statistically under the control of a control data base. A conflict resolution data base retains data for identifying and for resolving geographic conflicts among features generated for a visual system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1988
    Assignee: The Singer Company
    Inventor: William S. Bennett
  • Patent number: 4691280
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a system of connecting a plurality of independently operable data processor systems to obtain a substantial increase in power and flexibility. Each of the pluralities of independently operable systems has its own memory, and the respective memories are accessible by a data transfer controller connected to each memory by a common bus. Since all data transfer activity is controlled by the data transfer controller, there is no need for any communication between respective independently operable data processor systems, and in one embodiment of the invention, the data transfer controller has its own separate memory to store data temporarily as it becomes available in one memory which will be needed by another data processor system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1987
    Assignee: The Singer Company
    Inventor: William S. Bennett
  • Patent number: 4384338
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for determining dynamically a blending ratio for blending features in a computer image generated scene are disclosed. The invention is for use with a computer image generation system which provides a dynamic scene as viewed by the pilot of an aircraft simulator. Such a computer image generator system includes a main data base (62) which contains information representing features of the scene to be presented, a display means (76) and a main computational unit (74) for generating the dynamic visual scene. Apparatus of the present invention includes a control data base (78) which contains selected information related to selected features contained within main data base (62). The selected information contained in control data base (78) includes the spatial coordinates of a control point of the selected feature, and the range at which the feature should be included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1983
    Assignee: The Singer Company
    Inventor: William S. Bennett
  • Patent number: 3961133
    Abstract: An image generated by a television camera is combined with an image generated from digitally stored information to form a composite scene wherein objects appearing in either image properly occlude one another with respect to the eyepoint from which the scene is viewed. This is accomplished by processing the camera video signal to provide pulses for each raster line which indicate the starting and stopping points of an object viewed by the camera. At the same time, the camera video signal is provided on a delay line to a video switch which also receives the digitally generated video signal. The switch is controlled by logic circuitry in accordance with the established occlusion priority to pass to the video display device the proper signal from either the camera or the image generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1974
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1976
    Assignee: The Singer Company
    Inventor: William S. Bennett