Patents Represented by Attorney Donald J. Lenkszus
  • Patent number: 8217993
    Abstract: Apparatus to capture three-dimensional images of a subject selected from the group consisting of an animate object, an inanimate object, a human, an animal, a biological mass or a portion of a subject comprises a plurality of image capturing device modules, each module comprises a plurality of image-capturing devices; and a rigid support structure supporting the plurality of image capturing device modules to define a space wherein said subject may be disposed. The rigid support structure supports all of the modules in predetermined relationship to each other and to the space. The rigid support structure further supports the modules in positions such that each module is positioned to capture a group of first images of a corresponding surface portion of the subject disposed within the space such that each group of first images captured by the corresponding module captures a substantially different surface portion of the subject disposed within the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Cranial Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerold N. Luisi, Timothy R Littlefield, Jeanne K Pomatto-Hertz
  • Patent number: 8189552
    Abstract: A mobile router having a link monitor module is disclosed. The mobile router may be installed in a mobile vehicle and permit a local end-user to access wide area networks (e.g., the Internet) via the mobile router. The link monitor module may monitor the layer 2 and layer 3 links of the mobile router. When an interruption in one or more of the links is detected, the link monitor module may initiate corrective action to re-establish the link. That way, the interruption to the local end-user is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Autonet Mobile, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas S. Moeller
  • Patent number: 8103088
    Abstract: Apparatus to capture three-dimensional images of a head comprises a plurality of image capturing device modules, each module comprises a plurality of image-capturing devices; and a rigid support structure supporting the plurality of image capturing device modules to define a space wherein an image of the head may be disposed. The rigid support structure supports all of the modules in predetermined relationship to each other and to the space. The rigid support structure further supports the modules in positions such that each module is positioned to capture a group of first images of a corresponding surface portion of a head disposed within the space such that each group of first images captured by the corresponding module captures a substantially different surface portion of the head disposed within the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Cranial Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerold N. Luisi, Timothy R. Littlefield, Jeanne K Pomatto-Hertz
  • Patent number: 8072994
    Abstract: A mobile router having a serial interface is disclosed. According to various embodiments, the mobile router may comprise a serial port data publisher module that may take data received from a serial device connected to a serial port of the mobile router and make the data from the serial device available via a TCP stream. In that way, the serial port data publisher module may be used, for example, to populate a remote database with the data from the serial device. That way, the data from the serial device may be remotely accessed via the Internet, for example. In addition, the mobile router can be used to output a received signal from the device connected to its serial interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Autonet Mobile, Inc.
    Inventor: Doug S. Moeller
  • Patent number: 7843215
    Abstract: An integrated circuit comprising a reconfigurable arrangement to compute digital algorithms by operating on digital data is provided on an integrated circuit. The integrated circuit includes a plurality of data inputs, a plurality of data outputs, a plurality of programming inputs and a plurality of logic units arranged as a matrix array. At least some of the logic units each comprise a Boolean logic computational unit having input terminals, output terminals, and programming terminals. The logic units are operated on a clocked basis such that each logic unit is controlled by the programming inputs. Each logic unit comprises a selector coupled to the input terminals and programmable to selectively couple input data from either the data inputs or output terminals of one or more other computational units to the computational unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Quadric, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean J. Arriens, Paul Short
  • Patent number: 7796067
    Abstract: A method is provided to produce an error corrected digital output from a temperature measurement system that generates digital outputs representative of the output of one or more temperature sensors. In an embodiment of the invention the method comprises: storing in a plurality of memory locations corresponding error correction data, with each memory location having a correlation to a corresponding range of the digital outputs; utilizing each digital output to identify a corresponding one of the memory locations; accessing the corresponding one memory location to obtain error correction data specific to the digital output; and utilizing the error correction data specific to the digital output to correct the digital output, whereby an error corrected digital output is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Standard Microsystems Corporation
    Inventor: Derrick Tuten
  • Patent number: 7765622
    Abstract: A replacement pad kit for use in an Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH) system helmet comprises a plurality of replacement pads for disposition within an ACH helmet. At least one of the replacement pads comprises a fabric layer for contacting the skin of a wearer, an anti-bacterial hydrophilic foam layer, a shock absorption SRF foam layer, and a hook and loop fastener material for engaging some of the plurality of pad receiving hook and loop type fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Inventor: William A. Wiles
  • Patent number: 7710054
    Abstract: A motor controller for a direct current motor includes a first node receiving first PWM signals having a duty cycle indicative of a desired rotational speed of said motor and an input node receiving second digital signals, the frequency of said second signals indicative of the rotational speed of said motor. A frequency-to-PWM circuit is coupled to the input node to provide second PWM signals having a duty cycle corresponding to the rotational speed of the motor. A duty cycle comparator has a first input coupled to the first node and a second input coupled to the second node to generate a control signal for controlling the rotational speed of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Standard Microsystems Corporation
    Inventors: Jade H. Alberkrack, Robert Alan Brannen
  • Patent number: 7680967
    Abstract: A configurable application specific product with a configurable input/output interface is described. The illustrative embodiment of the invention includes a single microcontroller and a microprocessor having a configurable I/O interface that can be programmed to handle any one of a plurality of interfaces that embedded applications might have, including communication protocols and bus interfaces, data acquisition from multiple sensors and actuators, and controls of various motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Innovasic, Inc.
    Inventors: William Broome, Paul Jerome Short, Taylor Wray
  • Patent number: 7667512
    Abstract: A duty cycle comparator is described for comparing the duty cycles of two digital signals. The duty cycle comparator comprises a first controllable current source, a second controllable current source and a charge accumulation device. The comparator provides an output signal that is representative of the difference between the duty cycles independent of the frequency of the two digital signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Standard Microsystems Corporation
    Inventors: Jade H. Alberkrack, Robert Alan Brannen
  • Patent number: 7610517
    Abstract: A trace function method for microprocessors is provided. The method is operable with a microprocessor comprising an execution unit operable in one or a plurality of contexts. The method comprises: providing a memory coupled to the execution unit, utilizing the memory to store trace data during a trace operation; and providing hardware utilizable during a trace operation to assist in the trace operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Innovasic, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew David Alsup
  • Patent number: 7562207
    Abstract: A deterministic microprocessor is disclosed in which a plurality of sets of hardware registers is provided. A corresponding plurality of hardware contexts for the microcontroller is provided by the plurality of sets of hardware registers. A context manager controls the selection of the hardware registers such that contexts are changed within one bus cycle and a plurality of hardware contexts are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Innovasic, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew David Alsup
  • Patent number: 7545158
    Abstract: A method for testing System-In-Package (SIP) devices each having a plurality of electrical contacts is described. The method and apparatus utilizes industry standard JEDEC trays and tests at least a predetermined portion of all devices in such trays at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Chroma ATE Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Hopkins, Michael Peter Costello, Herbert Tsai, Ching-Too Chen
  • Patent number: 7542950
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically producing data representative of a modified head shape from data representative of a deformed head is provided. The method includes a step of processing captured data for the deformed head utilizing Principal Component Analysis (PCA) to generate PCA data representative of the deformed head. The method also includes the steps of providing the PCA data as input to a neural network; and utilizing the neural network to process the PCA data to provide data representative of a corresponding modified head shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Cranial Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy R Littlefield, Jeanne K Pomatto, George E. Kechter
  • Patent number: 7535214
    Abstract: Apparatus for testing System-In-Package (SIP) devices each having a plurality of electrical leads is described. The apparatus utilizes industry standard JEDEC trays and tests at least a predetermined portion of all devices in such trays at the same time. The apparatus comprises a test hive comprising: a plurality of test circuits corresponding in number to at least a predetermined number of cells in the tray; and a plurality of groups of test contacts, each group is coupled to one of the test circuits and is oriented to engage the plurality of electrical contacts of a SIP device disposed in a corresponding one of the cells. The test hive is operable to simultaneously, electrically test at least a predetermined number of the number of the SIP devices in each tray engaged by the hive without removing the SIP devices from the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Chroma Ate Inc
    Inventors: James E. Hopkins, Michael Peter Costello, Herbert Tsai, Ching-Too Chen
  • Patent number: 7526579
    Abstract: A configurable input/output interface is described that can be programmed to handle any one of a plurality of interfaces that embedded applications might have, including communication protocols and bus interfaces, data acquisition from multiple sensors and actuators, and controls of various motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Innovasic, Inc.
    Inventors: Taylor Wray, Paul Jerome Short, William Broome
  • Patent number: 7518357
    Abstract: Apparatus for testing micro SD devices each having a plurality of electrical leads is described. The apparatus utilizes industry standard JEDEC trays and tests all devices in such trays at the same time. The apparatus comprises a test hive comprising: a plurality of test circuits corresponding in number to at least a predetermined number of cells in the tray; and a plurality of groups of test contacts, each group is coupled to one of the test circuits and is oriented to engage the plurality of electrical contacts of a micro SD device disposed in a corresponding one of the cells. The test hive is operable to simultaneously, electrically test at least a predetermined number of the number of the micro SD devices in each tray engaged by the hive without removing the micro SD devices that did pass electrical testing until a tray of electrically tested micro SD devices is fully populated with micro SD devices that did pass electrical testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Chroma Ate Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Hopkins, Michael Peter Costello, Herbert Tsai, Ching-Too Chen
  • Patent number: 7518356
    Abstract: Apparatus for testing System-In-Package (SIP) devices each having a plurality of electrical contacts is described. The apparatus comprises a JEDEC standard tray receiving apparatus comprising a plurality of tray aligners to align the tray into a predetermined position to account for dimensional tolerances of the tray. The apparatus further comprises a test assembly proximate the tray receiving apparatus. The assembly comprises; a plurality of test circuits corresponding in number to the number of cells in the tray, a plurality of groups of test contacts, each of group of the test contacts being coupled to one of the test circuits and being oriented to engage a plurality of electrical contacts of a SIP device disposed in a corresponding one of the cell, the plurality of test circuits being operable to simultaneously, electrically test a predetermined number of SIP devices in a JEDEC standard tray engaged by the receiving apparatus without removing the SIP devices from the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Chroma Ate Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Hopkins, Michael Peter Costello, Herbert Tsai, Ching-Too Chen
  • Patent number: 7514914
    Abstract: Apparatus for testing System-In-Package (SIP) devices each having a plurality of electrical leads is described. The apparatus utilizes industry standard JEDEC trays and tests all devices in such trays at the same time. The apparatus of the illustrative embodiment comprises a test hive comprising: a plurality of test circuits corresponding in number to the number of cells in the tray; and a plurality of groups of test contacts, each of the groups of the test contacts being coupled to one of the test circuits and being oriented to engage the plurality of electrical contacts of SIP device disposed in a corresponding one of the cells, the test hive being operable to simultaneously, electrically test all of the SIP devices in each tray engaged by the hive without removing the SIP devices from the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Chroma Ate Inc
    Inventors: James E. Hopkins, Michael Peter Costello, Herbert Tsai, Ching-Too Chen
  • Patent number: 7516311
    Abstract: A method of operating a deterministic microcontroller is disclosed in which the microcontroller is switchable to various contexts. A plurality of sets of hardware registers is provided. A corresponding plurality of hardware contexts for the microcontroller is provided by the plurality of sets of hardware registers. A context manager controls the selection of the hardware registers such that contexts are changed within one bus cycle and a plurality of hardware contexts are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Innovasic, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew David Alsup