Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Bradley J. Botsch, Sr.
  • Patent number: 6397720
    Abstract: A novel resizing die (100/300) for a cartridge case has been provided for efficiently and quickly resizing a cartridge case during a reloading operation. The novel die includes a precise measuring system (122, 124, 108/122, 306, 108) for being able to accurately and precisely adjust the position of the resizing die when already threaded into an internal bore of a reloading press so that after a first resizing process is performed, the resizing die of the present invention may be precisely adjusted by the length that the cartridge's headspace distance is too long or too short so that the next resizing process will yield a cartridge headspace distance that is in substantial accordance with a predetermined length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Fox, Jay Robert Mitchell
  • Patent number: 6181734
    Abstract: A radio is disclosed in which different waveforms may be utilized. The radio includes a memory (801) in which software (802, 805, 806) for specific waveforms is stored. The radio further includes one or more processors (807, 809, 811) which extract waveform specific software to process information for transmission or reception. All processing of the information between reception or reproduction of speech and transmission and reception of radio frequency signals, respectively, is performed in software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith Charles Palermo
  • Patent number: 6031251
    Abstract: A linear optocoupler (71) having a light emitting diode (28) and a detector diode (29) formed on a common semiconductor substrate (33). Light emitted by the light emitting diode (28) is transmissive to semiconductor substrate (33). A layer of light reflective material (34) is formed on a side opposite from which the light emitting diode (28) and the detector diode (29) on the semiconductor substrate (33). A portion of light emitted by the light emitting diode (28) transmits through the semiconductor substrate (33) to be reflected by the layer of light reflective material (34). The reflected light transmits through the semiconductor substrate (33) to be received by the detector diode (29). A photo detector diode (61) and the semiconductor substrate (33) including the light emitting diode (28) and the detector diode (29) are mounted on a lead frame (51) co-planar to one another. A light flux coupling media (76) couples light from the light emitting diode (28) to the photo detector diode (29).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Horst A. Gempe, Gary W. Hoshizaki
  • Patent number: 5928295
    Abstract: This invention reduces the navigation error associated with the use of wheel sensor based DR as an augmentation to GPS. In order to derive accurate heading information from the wheel speeds, the distance between the centers of the tires, or the wheel track, must be known to high precision. Unfortunately, the wheel track may not be precisely known whereby different classes of the same vehicle type can produce variations of up to 5%. The current invention removes the error growth associated with wheel track error by automatically estimating and calibrating the wheel track. The wheel track is measured by computing a heading rate directly from the GPS Doppler measurements, and comparing it with the heading rate derived from the wheel sensors whereby subsequent refinements to the estimated wheel track are computed by filtering each measured track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: George Jeffrey Geier
  • Patent number: 5862132
    Abstract: The present invention describes a communications system that utilizes frequency division multiple access (FDMA), code division multiple access (CDMA), and time division multiple access (TDMA) techniques for providing efficient use of frequency spectrum while supporting a large number of transmitters/users (2-6). Many users of the communications system share a common frequency band, but each transmit their respective message bursts (50) at different and specific times via a TDMA technique. To facilitate synchronization of the TDMA technique, each transmitter of the system is synchronized to a common timing reference (1) thereby abating the need to maintain synchronization between the transmitters (2-6) and receivers (8-12) of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott David Blanchard, Kenneth Solomon Wreschner, Douglas Paul Dobson, Marc David Brack
  • Patent number: 5825750
    Abstract: Invalid transmissions in an ATM network (200) are identified by maintaining a user profile (304) relating to network use for each participating node of the network (200) and detecting potentially invalid transmissions based on a deviation (312) from the user profile. In a preferred embodiment, the user profile is continuously updated by monitoring transmissions within the ATM network (200), taking advantage of information included in defined fields of the transmitted ATM cells. When a detected deviation exceeds a predetermined threshold (314), the source node of the transmission is investigated to verify the identity of the source node user. The investigation is accomplished prior to establishing a security link between the source node and a secured node (202), thereby increasing availability of the secured node (202) for use by authorized network users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: Motorola
    Inventor: Horace C. Thompson
  • Patent number: 5826189
    Abstract: A cellular communication system (10) forms cells (18) from low earth orbit satellites (12). The system (10) uses an off-line process (24) to identify cells (18) that fall within various reuse distances of other cells (18) and to save system usage statistics. An on-line process (42) associates a demand with each cell (18), and the demand is predicted from the system usage statistics. Need factors assigned in response to the cells' demands are ranked and processed by an inner loop that assigns the various ones of the cells (18) to one channel (22) at a time and an outer loop that performs the inner loop for many different channels (22). The inner loop assigns cells (18) to a selected channel (22) in accordance with the need factor ranking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Mukund Narain-dhami Thapa, Kenneth Maynard Peterson, Yih Guang Jan, Amir David Foroudi
  • Patent number: 5809036
    Abstract: A system (10) includes any number of Boundary-Scan integrated circuits (28), a common bus (14), and a Boundary-Scan master (22). The integrated circuits (28) include mode selection logic (58) that isolates pins (30, 32) from core logic (34) during Capture-DR, Update-DR, Run-Test/Idle, and Select-DR-Scan states (66, 88, 62, 64) when a system action instruction is active so that a system action may be asserted. During all other states, including a Shift-DR state (82), the pins (30, 32) remain coupled to the core logic (34). The Boundary-Scan master (22) includes an arbitration interface (112). The arbitration interface (112) requests control of the common bus (14) prior to the time when the integrated circuits (28) assert a system action. The Boundary-Scan master arbitration interface (112) then releases control of the common bus after system action by the integrated circuits (28) is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: Cary Richard Champlin
  • Patent number: 5784029
    Abstract: This invention reduces the error growth associated with vehicle Dead Reckoning (DR) systems utilizing heading rate sensors (15) by compensating for the lever arm or offset between the Global Positioning System (GPS) antenna (11) and the center of rotation of the vehicle. When turning at moderate speeds, the error induced in the GPS heading by this lever arm can be the dominant error effect. Accordingly, the present invention recognizes this source of error and further describes a method and apparatus for estimating and compensating for the error effect of this lever arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: George Jeffrey Geier
  • Patent number: 5778416
    Abstract: A memory linked address generator and method for a complex arithmetic processor executing an algorithm sequence includes memories, a clock for generating a clock cycle, and a decoder for determining position of the complex arithmetic processor within the algorithm sequence. The decoder is coupled to the clock and address pointer generators are coupled to the decoder and to the memories. The address pointer generators generate address pointers within the clock cycle for at least some of the memories in response to the position of the complex arithmetic processor within the algorithm sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Calvin Wayne Harrison, Susan Lynne Gilfeather, John Bartholomew Gehman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5774833
    Abstract: A method for processing patent text (99) in a computer (200) including identifying boundaries of parts of patent text (100), loading at least one of the parts of the patent text into a working memory (102), analyzing at least one of the parts of the patent text (104), and reporting results (106) to a user (202). Alphanumeric drawing data can also be compared to patent text (100). The method can be coupled to work with a word processor program (208). The method can recognize and report (106 and 708) on claim dependency (400, 402, 404), specific characteristics (704) of patent text (99), and patent errors based on legal standards, practice standards, and Patent and Trademark Office standards, or even user preferences (702, 704, 706).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: Marc Alan Newman
  • Patent number: 5752220
    Abstract: A method for substantially reducing the error that accumulates in dead reckoning systems. The method includes determining heading changes from a dead reckoning system (10), testing for improbable heading changes (20), and setting to zero any invalid heading change (40). Testing for improbable heading changes (20) in differential odometry systems includes checking the sign of both prior (60) and next pulse count differences (70) and setting an invalid heading change flag (80) if either or both differ in sign. In systems using a heading rate sensor, testing for improbable heading changes (20) includes checking whether a heading change is below a minimum turn rate (90) and, if so, setting an invalid heading change flag (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: George J. Geier
  • Patent number: 5751718
    Abstract: A technique and method that efficiently and simultaneously transfers both voice and data information over a single communications link (11). The technique and method utilizes a multi-rate vocoder (12) for providing voice information at a plurality of different rates. Accordingly, the vocoder may be dynamically adjusted during transfer of information to meet channel bandwidth requirements. The technique and method also utilizes a byte-control protocol for inserting voice information within a stream of data information by the use of a data link escape (DLE) byte command (34). Accordingly, voice information is dynamically inserted into an existing stream of data information such that voice information is transferred only upon demand and when needed. This prevents the transfer of useless information, such as voice information when a speaker is silent and, thus, allows for very efficient utilization of system bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: William Chunhung Yip, David T. Gustafson
  • Patent number: 5748147
    Abstract: A secure, portable position locating radio has a geolocation receiver providing local position and timing information from geolocation means (e.g. GPS satellites) and a local transceiver for sending local position information to a communication system (e.g., an airborne or orbiting transceiver). A crypto unit is provided between the receiver and local transceiver for encrypting the local position information prior to transmission. A data processor coupled to the local transceiver, receiver and crypto unit controls operation of the device, including storing local position information and separating signals broadcast by the communication system into those intended or not intended for the device. An external interface and display and a real-time clock (e.g., slaved to the GPS receiver) are also coupled to the data processor. Encryption keys and message abbreviation codes are conveniently loaded into the device from a demountable accessory unit at the interface, and stored therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Inventors: Robert Henry Bickley, Taul Aragaki, Leland Lem Moy, Ray Owen Waddoups
  • Patent number: 5745579
    Abstract: An adapter (10) for a cellular telephone includes a first coupling apparatus (21) disposed on a first surface (30) of the adapter (10). The first coupling apparatus (21) is for engaging coupling apparatus disposed on a rear surface of the cellular telephone. The adapter (10) also includes an earpiece (40) coupled to a side (33) of the adapter (10) and a second coupling apparatus (23, 24) disposed on a second surface (32) of the adapter (10). The second coupling apparatus (23, 24) engages coupling apparatus disposed on a power source. The earpiece (40) comprises a speaker electrically coupled to connections on a connector for tapping an external audio output of a cellular telephone. The speaker (40) is constrained to maintain a position within one-half centimeter of the side (33) of the adapter (10). An outer shell of the earpiece (40) is connected to the side (33) of the adapter (10) and protrudes therefrom by a distance of less than a centimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: Marc Alan Newman
  • Patent number: 5745488
    Abstract: Detection of the packet type of information packets received at a node in a packet based communications network is accomplished by comparing information from each received packet to a table (62) of possible packet types. After packet type has been identified, the corresponding packet is routed for processing based on type. For increased processing speed, the comparison with each of the entries in the table (62) can be performed substantially simultaneously. In one embodiment, a content addressable memory (CAM, 48) is utilized to store the table (62) information and to perform the required comparisons. In addition, wired OR means (50) is provided for use in reducing the total number of entries in the table (62). In a preferred embodiment, the cell types of asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) cells are detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Horace C. Thompson, David C. Feldmeier, William S. Marcus
  • Patent number: 5745868
    Abstract: A method of recovering the heading of a terrestrial vehicle navigation system having a GPS receiver integrated with a dead reckoning system. After determining that a current estimate of the heading may be in error (12, 14), Doppler measurement double difference observables are computed for all GPS satellites whose L band carriers are in phase or frequency track, available distance traveled and heading change information is extracted, and the results are combined and processed (20) to produce a new current heading estimate. A recursive estimator is used to guarantee convergence to an accurate result. Conventional GPS/dead reckoning combined systems generally reset to the first available GPS position following a heading loss. Gross positioning errors can accumulate up to this point, however. The methods described can recover the dead reckoning system heading by processing Doppler information from a single GPS satellite, and thus reduce position error growth occurring when the heading is unknown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: George J. Geier
  • Patent number: D395015
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: Motorola
    Inventors: Michael Stan Horn, Thomas James Hussey, Kenneth Warren Larson, Robert Joseph Skalka, Frank Allen Smith, Kenneth Allan Johnson, William Eric Rau
  • Patent number: D405081
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Leo Nagele, Mark David Summers, Donald Charles Cohlman, James Donald Crowe
  • Patent number: D407091
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Leo Nagele, Mark David Summers, Vicki Leigh Louck