Patents Represented by Attorney Clifford B. Perry
  • Patent number: 8314530
    Abstract: A carbon brush holder with improved air vents includes a body, a housing, and an exhaust lid, which are provided with corresponding fixing structures for their convenient assembly or disassembly. The exhaust lid is formed with a diverging air channel. By the exquisite configurations of the fixing structures provided on its components, the carbon brush holder is easy to assemble and disassemble so as to facilitate replacement or repair of parts settled in the carbon brush holder. Besides, since the exhaust lid in the present invention has the diverging air channel opened at two sides thereof as the air vents, it significantly improves the efficiency in dust expelling and heat dissipating, thereby effectively preventing the air vent from blocked and preventing overheat caused by poor exhaust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Victory Industrial Corporation
    Inventors: Ping-Fung Tsai, Fu-Sheng Liang
  • Patent number: 8296926
    Abstract: A method for making a wound stator of an automotive generator is provided for replacing the conventional winding technique. The method includes: forming a stator ring provided with a plurality of annularly arranged radial through slots; cutting a copper wire into a plurality of wire units each having a rectangular cross section; inserting the wire units into the through slots in an interlacing manner; and soldering wire ends of the wire units sequentially so as to form a connected loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Victory Industrial Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Yuan Wang, Yu-Tang Guan
  • Patent number: 8049665
    Abstract: A method for selecting a local C/A code for GPS signal processing includes performing an autocorrelation of a received GPS C/A code with a plurality of versions of a local coarse acquisition (C/A) code. In such an autocorrelation, each local C/A code version is autocorrelated with the received GPS C/A code over a plurality of autocorrelation periods, and an autocorrelation result is generated for each autocorrelation period. A maximum autocorrelation result and a minimum autocorrelation result are determined from among the autocorrelation results of each C/A code version. Next, one of the local C/A code versions is selected based upon that version's maximum autocorrelation result and the minimum autocorrelation result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Inventor: Inchul Kang
  • Patent number: 7880349
    Abstract: A stator lead retainer assembly includes a stator lead retainer body and a stator lead retainer clip. The stator lead retainer body includes at least one through-hole extending longitudinally therethrough, each through-hole configured to receive a stator lead. The stator lead retainer clip is attached to the retainer body, and includes an aperture for receiving a stator lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Victory Industrial Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Chin Chang, Ronald Hsiung
  • Patent number: 7855481
    Abstract: A stator lead retainer includes a stator lead retainer body having a plurality of through-holes extending longitudinally therethrough, each through-hole configured for receiving a stator lead. The stator lead body is constructed from an elastic material and is operable to accommodate stator leads of different cross-sectional shapes and diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Vistory Industrial Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Chin Chang, Ronald Hsiung
  • Patent number: 7847652
    Abstract: An orthomode transducer includes first, second and third waveguide sections. The first waveguide section is coupled to an antenna port and extends to a first port. The first waveguide section is configured to support the propagation of a signal having a first polarization. The second waveguide section is configured to support the propagation of a signal having a second polarization which is substantially orthogonal to the first polarization. The second waveguide section is coupled to the antenna port and extends to a second port. The second waveguide section further includes a plurality of filter elements. The third waveguide section includes a port coupled to the antenna port, and is configured to support the propagation of the signal having the second polarization. The third waveguide section includes at least one filter element, whereby the number of second waveguide section filter elements is greater than the number of the at least one third waveguide section filter elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Victory Microwave Corporation
    Inventors: Ming H. Chen, Hong Y. Tsai
  • Patent number: 7713477
    Abstract: A system operable to monitoring bio/chemical activities includes a first measurement probe, a second measurement probe and a comparator. The first measurement probe is operable to interrogate one or more physical properties of a sample at a first location of the sample, and to output, in response, a first measurement signal. The second measurement probe is operable to interrogate one or more physical properties of the sample at a second location of the sample, and to output, in response, a second measurement signal. The comparator is coupled to receive the first and second measurement signals, the comparator configured to output a difference signal comprising the difference between the first and second measurement signals, the difference signal corresponding to the difference in one or more bio/chemical activities occurring at the first location of the sample relative to the second location of the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Inventors: John J. Hefti, Dean M. Drako
  • Patent number: 7369834
    Abstract: An impedance-matched IQ network includes a phase shift circuit and a back termination. The phase shift circuit includes an in-phase mixer port for receiving the in-phase signal, a quadrature-phase mixer port for receiving the quadrature phase signal, a termination port, and an output port. The back termination is coupled to the termination port of the phase shift circuit, the back termination having an impedance value substantially equal to the characteristic impedance of the phase shift circuit at the termination port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: RF Magic, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith P. Bargroff
  • Patent number: 7355483
    Abstract: A method for mitigating phase pulling in multiple frequency source system includes generating a first signal, the first signal referred to as an existing signal operating at an existing frequency point, the existing signal having a predefined pulling bandwidth around the existing frequency point. A request is received to generate a prospective signal at a prospective frequency point which is within the predefined pulling bandwidth of the existing signal. The prospective frequency is removed from within the predefined pulling bandwidth, and the prospective and existing signals are generated at the corresponding frequency points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: RF Magic, Inc.
    Inventors: Biagio Bisanti, Stefano Cipriani, Lorenzo Carpineto, Gianni Puccio, Eric Duvivier, Francesco Coppola, Martin Alderton
  • Patent number: 7311115
    Abstract: A collection valve for use in a water reclamation system includes a drain pipe and a collection port assembly. The drain pipe includes an inlet port connectable to a drain line from which gray water is supplied, a collection inlet, and an outlet port. The collection port assembly includes a resilient cap and a collection port disposed to receive gray water flowing into the collection inlet and connectable to a gray water drain line. The resilient cap is operable to (i) close the collection inlet to permit water flow from the inlet port to the outlet port, or (ii) open the collection inlet to permit water flow from the inlet port to the collection port, whereby the resilient cap does not physically obstruct water flow within the drain pipe between he inlet port to the outlet port in either operational condition (i) or (ii).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Southwest Water Solutions L.L.C.
    Inventors: Donald Wendell, Joseph A. Casali
  • Patent number: 7284586
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted wheel repair platform includes a vehicle connection assembly, a wheel repair platform assembly, and a wheel securing assembly. The vehicle connection assembly includes a horizontal section having a vehicle attachment port for coupling to a vehicle, and a vertical section connected to the horizontal section. The platform assembly includes a vertically-oriented section configured to engage the vertical section of the vehicle connection assembly, and a wheel platform connected to the vertically-oriented section. The wheel securing assembly is coupled to the wheel platform and operable to secure a wheel to the top surface of the wheel platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Inventor: David Howland
  • Patent number: 7271640
    Abstract: A mixer circuit configured to operate in a bypass or mixing mode, and which comprises a mixer core, and a mode select circuit. The mixer core includes first and second switches, each of which has an input, and first and second outputs. The mode select circuit is coupled to the mixer core and includes third and fourth switches, which are collectively configured to operate in either a first state corresponding to the bypass mode, or a second state corresponding to the mixing mode. The input of the first switch is configured to receive a signal at a first frequency, wherein the first and second switches are configured to switch between their respective first and second outputs at a second frequency, and wherein, responsive to the state of the third and fourth switches, the first output of the first switch, and the second output of the second switch are each configured to output a signal which is either (i) at the first frequency, or (ii) a mixing product of the first and second frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: RF Magic, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith P Bargroff
  • Patent number: 7193573
    Abstract: A conformal antenna assembly includes a radome layer, an antenna layer, and an isolation layer. The radome layer includes a first surface which is conformable to outer surface of the article to be worn, and a second surface, the first surface of the radome layer providing a protective, signal transparent barrier. The antenna layer is generally conformal to the second surface of the radome layer, and includes at least one antenna element disposed thereon for transmitting a signal at a predefined frequency. The isolation layer includes a first surface generally conformal to the antenna layer and a second surface, the isolation layer being operable to provide isolation of the transmitted signal between the antenna layer and the second surface of the isolation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Pacific Microwave Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher M Durso, Alex David Dirdo
  • Patent number: 7121292
    Abstract: A method for providing a gray water reclamation system includes connecting one or more gray water sources and one or more black water sources to a main drain line. A collection valve is also connected to the main drain line, the collection valve having (i) an inlet connected to the main drain line down stream from at least one of the black water sources, and (ii) an outlet connectable to either a gray water drain line or a black water drain line. A black water flow sensor is configured to detect water flow from a black water source, wherein the black water flow sensor is operable to transmit a black water event signal upon detecting water flow from the black water source, and wherein the collection valve is operable to connect the outlet to the black water drain line if the black water event signal is received thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Southwest Water Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Peter G. Aylward, Joseph A Casali, Brandon D. Porter, Robert G. Perkins
  • Patent number: 7075492
    Abstract: A reflector-feed assembly for a reflector dish antenna system includes a feeding waveguide and a reflector plate. The feeding waveguide is operable to support the propagation of a signal therethrough, the feeding waveguide having a major axis along which the signal is propagated, and one or more apertures operable to pass the propagating signal therethrough. The reflector plate is coupled to the feeding waveguide, and extends along a major axis which generally orthogonal to the major axis of the feeding waveguide. The reflector plate includes one or more reflecting surfaces which are positioned to reflect signals passing through the one or more apertures, the one or more reflecting surface extending at an acute angle relative to the feeding waveguide major axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Victory Microwave Corporation
    Inventors: Ming H. Chen, Chin Yi Chu
  • Patent number: 6999039
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an extruded slot antenna array includes extruding a slot antenna body, the slot antenna including a first major surface, a second major surface, first and second external side walls, and one or more longitudinally extending internal waveguide walls disposed between the first and second major surfaces. Each of the internal waveguide walls forms a respective two or more open-ended waveguides, each open-ended waveguide having a first open end and a second open end. An array of slots is cut on the first major surface of the slot antenna body, the array of slots being arranged in a plurality of rows, one row of slots being formed along a longitudinal line of a respective open-ended waveguide. Next, a row of slots are subsequently cut on the second major surface of the extruded slot antenna body, the row of slots formed substantially perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis of the open-ended waveguides, one of the slots being formed on each of the open-ended waveguides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Victory Microwave Corporation
    Inventor: Ming Hui Chen
  • Patent number: 6952141
    Abstract: A VCO control circuit includes a variable delay block, a delay counter, and a tuning range selector coupled to one or more tuning circuits, e.g. one or more VCOs, an arrangement of capacitors, varactor diodes, or inductors. The variable delay block receives a reference signal and a delay signal for setting the delay amount applied to the reference signal, and in response outputs a delayed reference signal, whereby two or more different delays may be applied to the reference signal. The delay counter receives the delayed reference signal and an outputs a delay counter output signal in response. The tuning range selector receives the delay counter output signal, and changes the tuning range of the one or more connected tuning circuits in response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: RF Magic, Inc.
    Inventor: Bert L. Fransis
  • Patent number: 6927643
    Abstract: An oscillator circuit includes a tank circuit, first and second oscillator transistors, and a gain-cell tuning inductor. The tank circuit includes first and second ports, and is configured to resonate at one or more predefined frequencies. The first oscillator transistor includes first port, a second port coupled to the first port of the tank circuit, and a third port. The second oscillator transistor includes a first port, a second port coupled to the second port of the tank circuit, and a third port. The gain-cell tuning inductor is coupled between the third ports of the first and second oscillator transistors and is operable to conduct a biasing signal supplied thereto to the third ports of the first and second oscillator transistors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: RF Magic, Inc.
    Inventors: Raducu Lazarescu, Carl R. C. De Ranter, Bert L. Fransis
  • Patent number: 6904926
    Abstract: A gray water collection and distribution system includes a main drain line, one or more black water sources connected to the main drain line, one or more gray water sources connected to the main drain line and a collection valve located down stream from at least one of the one or more black water sources. The collection valve includes an inlet connected to the main drain line, and an outlet connectable which can be switched to either a black water drain line or a gray water drain line, depending upon which type of water flow is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Southwest Water Resources, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Peter G. Aylward, Joseph A. Casali, Brandon D. Porter, Robert G. Perkins
  • Patent number: 6842085
    Abstract: An orthomode transducer includes a first waveguide section, a second waveguide section coupled to the first waveguide section, and a third waveguide section coupled to the first and second waveguide sections. The first waveguide section is configured to support the propagation of a signal having a first polarization, and includes a first waveguide aperture sized to communicate the signal having the first polarization therethrough. The second waveguide is configured to support the propagation of a signal having a second polarization which is orthogonal to the first polarization, the second waveguide section having a single internal septum and a second waveguide aperture sized to communicate the signal having the second polarization therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Victory Microwave Corporation
    Inventors: Ming H. Chen, Chin-Yi Chu