Patents Represented by Attorney Fogg and Associates, LLC
  • Patent number: 7016176
    Abstract: A chip capacitor that includes a first and second terminal and a plurality of first and second conductive plates. The first terminal has a first interfacial attachment area that is adapted to be attached to a host substrate. The second terminal has a second interfacial attachment area also adapted to be attached to a host substrate. The first interfacial attachment area and the second interfacial attachment area separated by at least one relatively thin isolation strip such that the first and second interfacial attachment areas generally approach covering the entire attaching area of the chip capacitor. The plurality of first conductive plates are coupled to the first terminal and the plurality of second plates are coupled to the second terminal. In one embodiment, approximately 50% of the periphery of each first and second conductive plate is coupled to the respective first and second terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Lance L. Sundstrom
  • Patent number: 7010076
    Abstract: Improved phase locked loops are described which handle momentary breaks in an input communication channel. The phase locked loops provide the capability to “hold” the output clock in a communication system at or very near the last output frequency before the loss of input data. Such phase locked loops include a differential phase detector, an electronic selector circuit, and an operational amplifier based loop filter circuit. The electronic selector circuit provides the differential output of the phase detector at a pair of inputs to the operational amplifier. A voltage controlled oscillator is coupled to an output of the operational amplifier and provides an output frequency for the phased locked loop circuit. The electronic selector circuit is operable to control the input to the operational amplifier to hold an output frequency of the voltage controlled oscillator at a substantially constant frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventor: John E. Donohue
  • Patent number: 7005369
    Abstract: An integrated circuit with circuits under a bond pad. In one embodiment, the integrated circuit comprises a substrate, a top conductive layer, one or more intermediate conductive layers, layers of insulating material and devices. The top conductive layer has a at least one bonding pad and a sub-layer of relatively stiff material. The one or more intermediate conductive layers are formed between the top conductive layer and the substrate. The layers of insulating material separate the conductive layers. Moreover, one layer of the layers of insulating material is relatively hard and is located between the top conductive layer and an intermediate conductive layer closest to the top conductive layer. The devices are formed in the integrated circuit. In addition, at least the intermediate conductive layer closest to the top conductive layer is adapted for functional interconnections of select devices under the bond pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Intersil American Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Gasner, Michael D. Church, Sameer D. Parab, Paul E. Bakeman, Jr., David A. Decrosta, Robert L. Lomenick, Chris A. McCarty
  • Patent number: 7006144
    Abstract: A video camera recorder having a main camera body, electronic components, a cassette holder, a battery and weather cover. The main camera body has a first end that is generally cylindrical in shape. The electronic components are used for operations of the video camera and are housed in the main camera body. The cassette holder is in electrical communication with the electronic components. The battery is in electrical communication with the electronic components. The weather cover selectively covers and protects the electronic components, the cassette holder and the battery from weather. Moreover, the weather cover has a first end that is generally cylindrical in shape and a second enclosed end. The first end of the weather cover is selectively connected to the main camera body to form a weatherproof seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Inventor: Larry Allan Holmberg
  • Patent number: 7003399
    Abstract: An inertial navigation system is provided. The system includes a gas supported sensor block that is adapted to rotate in three dimensions in a near frictionless environment, a plurality of jet plates adapted to receive two or more pairs of opposing pneumatic nozzles and a plurality of electronically controlled pneumatic valves that provides and controls gas to the opposing pair of pneumatic nozzles. Each pair of opposing pneumatic nozzles is directed at an exterior surface of the sensor block and uses gas flow to move and hold the sensor block in any rotational location without physically touching the sensor block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Charles D. Chappell
  • Patent number: 7002898
    Abstract: A system is described which provides bidirectional transport of data at different data rates for each direction over a shared medium. In one embodiment, the different data rates are accomplished using different modulation techniques. For example, in the downstream direction, quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) 64 is used and in the upstream direction orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) is used. The QAM 64 modulation provides for a higher number of bits per hertz in a transmission channel. By using QAM 64 modulation, down stream transmission rates on the order of 30 megabits per second (Mbps) in a 6 MHz channel can be achieved. A number of 6 MHz channels can be combined to provide for even higher data rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventor: Heng Lou
  • Patent number: 6999754
    Abstract: A communication device, particularly, a car-mounted information device, which makes it possible to obtain information of a transmitting source and of a receiving end linked to a navigation function relying upon end-to-end communication by using electronic mail among vehicles. The car-mounted information device comprises a cellular phone terminal connected to an external unit, a car navigation function, a modem function for transmitting and receiving data end to end between the vehicles via the cellular phone terminals, a mail transmitting/receiving function for transmitting and receiving the data using electronic mail, and a car navigation-linking function for processing the information of the electronic mail transmitted and received by linking the information to the car navigation function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Fujitsu Ten Limited
    Inventors: Junji Hashimoto, Hideshi Nishizawa
  • Patent number: 6998964
    Abstract: A splitter for enabling a power signal and a communication signal to be transmitted over a common communication link is provided. The splitter includes a line port adapted to be coupled to a communication line, a power port adapted to be coupled to a power supply to receive a power signal, and a communication port adapted to be coupled to a communication circuit that generates and receives communication signals. The splitter also includes a low pass filter coupled between the power port and the line port, the low pass filter including a coupled inductor, a high pass filter coupled to the communication port, and wherein the communication signals and the power signal are transported on the communication line at the line port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: ADC DSL Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Weston Lomax, Jr., Clark Wayne Tollerson, Randall L. Powers
  • Patent number: 6992249
    Abstract: A method for confining circuit cards to different locations within a housing is provided. The housing includes a frame having an array of slots, each containing one of the circuit cards. In one embodiment, the receptacle has a cam that is selectively engageable with the frame for clamping the circuit cards within the frame. In another embodiment, a shaft is rotatably attached to the receptacle. The shaft has a head at one end and a nut opposite the head. A resilient element is disposed on the shaft between the head and the nut. The resilient element is axially compressible between the head and nut to bulge generally perpendicularly to the axial direction into engagement with the frame for clamping the circuit cards within the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Gustine, Charles Ham, Matthew Kusz, Michael Sawyer
  • Patent number: 6992404
    Abstract: A remote assembly is provided. The remote assembly includes multiple line powered remote units, an input power sharing circuit adapted to receive power from each of the multiple line powered remote units and provide a variable output voltage to power auxiliary equipment and a control circuit coupled to the input power sharing circuit, wherein the control circuit is adapted to control the variable output voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: ADC DSL Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Joel F. Priest
  • Patent number: 6990110
    Abstract: A method of automatic permanent virtual circuit connection activation is provided. The method includes detects initiation of communication between a first and a second network element at a first reference point. The method further receives at least one virtual circuit identifier of the first network element and learning at least one virtual circuit identifier of the second network element. In addition, the method creates a translation connection between the first and second network elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: ADC DSL Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Dieter H. Nattkemper, Robert S. Kroninger, Melvin R. Phillips
  • Patent number: 6988331
    Abstract: A range finder for hunting applications. In one embodiment, a method of using a range finder is disclosed. The method comprises coupling the range finder to a weapon having an associated scope. Positioning at least part of a display of the range finder in front of a select portion of the associated scope. Activating the range finder. Determining the distance to a target and displaying the distance to the target through optics of the scope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Inventor: Larry Holmberg
  • Patent number: 6988207
    Abstract: A circuit that uses a bi-directional buffer as follows: First a tri-state output buffer is connected to a functional clock and a bi-directional port is connected to a test clock. The bi-directional buffer is configured to receive control signals to selectively block and unblock the tri-state output port connected to the functional clock. In addition, the bi-directional port connected to a test clock is connected to the internal logic of the device. When the tri-state output buffer connected to the functional clock is blocked, the test clock transmits a clock signal to the internal logic of the device. When the tri-state output buffer connected to the functional clock is unblocked, the functional clock transmits a clock signal to the internal logic of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: ADC DSL Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Yiu Lam Chan, Michael R. Sollins, Ronald R. Munoz
  • Patent number: 6985109
    Abstract: A reconfigurable aperture with an optical backplane. In one embodiment a reconfigurable aperture antenna is disclosed. The reconfigurable aperture includes a plurality of vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSEL) and a receiver for each VCSEL. Each receiver is adapted to reconfigure a portion of an aperture in response to an optical feed from an associated VCSEL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa M. Lust, Paul E. Bauhahn
  • Patent number: 6979885
    Abstract: In a semiconductor substrate with a top surface, a PN junction between a first region of one conductivity type formed by masked diffusion into a semiconductor from the surface and a second region of opposite conductivity type formed into a first portion of the first region from the surface. The improvement comprising edges of the first region being spaced from associated edges of the second region such that the doping concentration of the first region at the surface intersection of corners of the junction between the first and second regions is lower than it is at some other location in the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Intersil Americas Inc.
    Inventor: James D. Beasom
  • Patent number: 6980565
    Abstract: A method for controlling the data rate of a virtual connection. Data packets are received for transmission on the virtual connection. The method comprises buffering the data packets in a buffer. A counter signal is generated to indicate the beginning of timeslots in a measurement window. The number of timeslots needed to transmit the data packets with a selected data rate is determined. The method further accesses data from at least one table to determine the spacing between timeslots in the measurement window used to request access to a data bus based on the number of timeslots needed to achieve the selected data rate. Further, access to a data bus for the data packets in the buffer is requested based on the data accessed from the table. The method further transmits the packets when access to the bus is granted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Zheng, Michael A. D'Jamoos, George N. Frank, Mikio S. Ichiba
  • Patent number: 6978395
    Abstract: A communication system includes primary and secondary interface cards. A switching circuit allows both of the interface cards to selectively communicate over a medium without inducing reflection. Further, an automatic detection system is provided to allow a management circuit to identify which interface card is coupled as the primary or secondary card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: ADC DSL Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary Gottlieb
  • Patent number: 6977540
    Abstract: A port isolator apparatus includes an optical isolator circuit that electrically isolates an input circuit from a high-speed output circuit. The input circuit uses a transistor to control the current flow of a data signal into the optical isolator. The optical isolator generates, from the data signal, an output signal that controls the high-speed output circuit in the regeneration of the output signal. The output signal is substantially similar to the input data signal. The input circuit and the optical isolator circuit are coupled to one power and ground circuit while the high-speed output circuit is coupled to a second power and ground circuit that is isolated from the first power and ground circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: ADC DSL Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Vandenberg, Timothy Richards, Douglas G. Gilliland
  • Patent number: 6974753
    Abstract: Apparatus and Methods for the self-alignment of separated regions in a lateral MOSFET of an integrate circuit. In one embodiment, a method comprising, forming a relatively thin dielectric layer on a surface of a substrate. Forming a first region of relatively thick material having a predetermined lateral length on the surface of the substrate adjacent the relatively thin dielectric layer. Implanting dopants to form a top gate using a first edge of the first region as a mask to define a first edge of the top gate. Implanting dopants to form a drain contact using a second edge of the first region as a mask to define a first edge of the drain contact, wherein the distance between the top gate and drain contact is defined by the lateral length of the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Intersil Americas, Inc.
    Inventor: James D. Beasom
  • Patent number: RE38940
    Abstract: A DC to DC buck pulse width modulator converter circuit includes an input, a high side output and a low side output. A high side switch is electrically connected between a common output node and a voltage supply, and controls a flow of current therethrough dependent upon the high side output. A low side switch is electrically connected between the common output node and ground, and controls a flow of current therethrough dependent upon the low side output. A virtual ground amplifier includes a second input electrically connected to ground. A current feedback resistor is electrically connected intermediate the common output node and a first input of the virtual ground amplifier. A variable impedance component is electrically connected to an output of the virtual ground amplifier and to the first input of the virtual ground amplifier. The impedance of the variable impedance component is varied dependent upon the output of the virtual ground amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Intersil Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert H. Isham, Charles E. Hawkes, Michael M. Walters