Patents Represented by Attorney Fogg & Powers, LLC
  • Patent number: 8351127
    Abstract: A gradient lens capable of focusing electromagnetic rays received at a first lens surface onto a second lens surface. The first lens surface and second lens surface can include convex surfaces protruding in opposite directions from a substantially planar surface. The lens can include a gradient index between the first surface and the planar surface and a gradient index between the two convex surfaces. The lens can include two or more gradient layers, each gradient layer having an index of refraction different than that of adjacent gradient layers. The gradient layers can focus parallel electromagnetic rays incident on the first surface onto a focal point at the second surface of the lens. As the parallel electromagnetic rays pass from one gradient layer to the next, the rays are redirected toward the focal point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: EMS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald N. Black, Jr., Enrique Jesus Ruiz, William M. Smith, John Haslam, John L. Beafore
  • Patent number: 8352795
    Abstract: A method of ensuring high integrity of a processor is provided. The method includes executing sets of sequential instructions, each execution being based on a unique initial value, generating a computed final value responsive to each execution of a set of sequential instructions, and sending computed values to a monitoring portion of a high integrity processor monitor system responsive to the generating for each execution of the set of sequential instructions. The execution of the sets of sequential instructions tests pertinent addressing modes, operand sizes, and instruction side-effects for each instruction tested in a monitored central processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Larry James Miller, Paul Adrian Fisher, Robert J. Quirk
  • Patent number: 8346278
    Abstract: Methods and systems for mobile phone location within a digital distributed antenna system (DAS) are provided. In one embodiment, a method comprises: receiving a request for location services from a subscriber unit located within a digital DAS, the digital DAS including a first partition of bandwidth for transporting digitized RF signals of one or more modulated signals and a second partition of bandwidth for an Ethernet pipe transporting IP formatted data; routing the request for location services to a subscriber locator center; instructing locator receivers within a geographical area of the digital DAS to listen for a signal from the subscriber unit; listening for the signal at a first locator receiver; when the signal is observed, recording a time the signal was received and generating subscriber unit ranging data; and transmitting subscriber unit ranging data back to the subscriber locator center in an IP formatted message via the Ethernet pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip M. Wala, Dean Zavadsky
  • Patent number: 8344777
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for improving steady state operation of a pulse width modulator during transient and soft start events are described herein. An apparatus can include a phase component configured to adaptively modify a pulse width of a first pulse width modulated (PWM) output signal based on a pulse width of a PWM input signal. Further, the apparatus can include a power stage component configured to source at least one of a voltage or a current to a load based on the first PWM output signal. In one example, the phase component can be configured to linearly extend the pulse width of the first PWM output signal based on the pulse width of the PWM input signal. In another example, the phase component can be configured to adaptively modify the pulse width of the first PWM output signal based on a predetermined maximum pulse width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Intersil Americas Inc.
    Inventors: Weihong Qiu, Chun Cheung, Emil Chen
  • Patent number: 8347027
    Abstract: A method for refreshing memory is provided. The method comprises determining when a first memory of a plurality of memories is not being accessed and sending a refresh opportunity command from a master refresh controller to one of a plurality of local refresh controllers when the first memory is not being accessed, wherein the one of a plurality of local refresh controllers controls only the first memory. The method further comprises determining when the first memory needs refreshing and refreshing the first memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Gray, Kevin Stover
  • Patent number: 8345488
    Abstract: A flash memory array comprises a plurality of memory cells organized in a matrix of rows and columns. Each of the memory cells includes a floating gate memory transistor having a source region and a drain region, and a coupling capacitor electrically connected to the memory transistor. A plurality of word lines are each electrically connected to the capacitor in each of the memory cells in a respective row. A first set of bit lines are each electrically connected to the drain region of the memory transistor in each of the memory cells in a respective column. A plurality of high voltage access transistors are each electrically connected to a bit line in the first set of bit lines. A second set of bit lines are each electrically connected to the source region of the memory transistor in each of the memory cells in a respective column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Intersil Americas Inc.
    Inventors: Hosam Haggag, Alexander Kalnitsky, Edgardo Laber, Prabhjot Singh, Michael D. Church
  • Patent number: 8344303
    Abstract: A method to determine roll angle, pitch angle, and heading angle of a spinning projectile during a flight of the spinning projectile is provided. The method includes providing a magnetic unit vector in an inertial frame of the projectile at a projectile launch location prior to launch of the projectile; determining a magnetic unit vector in a body frame and in an inertial frame of the spinning projectile during the flight of the spinning projectile; determining a velocity unit vector in the body frame and in the inertial frame of the spinning projectile during the flight of the spinning projectile; and calculating the roll angle, the pitch angle, and the heading angle of the spinning projectile during the flight of the spinning projectile, regardless of the spin rate of the projectile. The roll angle and the pitch angle of the spinning projectile form an attitude of the spinning projectile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Elgersma, Vibhor L. Bageshwar
  • Patent number: 8345540
    Abstract: In general, techniques are described for implementing a virtual snooping bridge in computer networks. The techniques may be implemented by a ring network comprised of a plurality of ring network devices arranged in a ring topology. In one aspect, a ring network device coupled to an adjacent device that provides access to multicast content implements the techniques. This ring network device comprises one or more ports and a control unit. The ports receive ring messages from one or more of the other ring network devices in accordance with a group management ring protocol (GMRP). The ring messages indicate operations requested by one or more host devices with respect to delivery of content of the multicast group. The control unit then presents the received operations to the adjacent network device such that, from the perspective of the adjacent network device, the ring network appears as a single layer two network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Calix, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael T. Rollins
  • Patent number: 8340118
    Abstract: A multiplexing card comprises a primary TDM port over which TDM frames are communicated to and from a networking device, a plurality of secondary TDM ports over each of which fractional TDM frames are communicated to and from a plurality of digital subscriber line (DSL) units; and a logic device coupled between the primary TDM port and the plurality of secondary TDM ports, wherein the logic device is operable to map timeslots from each of the fractional TDM frames received over the plurality of secondary TDM ports to timeslots in a TDM frame communicated over the primary TDM port, and to map each of a plurality of blocks of timeslots in a TDM frame received over the primary TDM port to one of the plurality of secondary TDM ports; wherein the combined number of timeslots containing user data in the fractional TDM frames received over the plurality of secondary TDM ports is less than or equal to the maximum number of available timeslots in the corresponding TDM frame communicated over the primary TDM port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: ADC DSL Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Xinkuan Zhou, Clifton Powers, Laxman Anne, Manish Sharma, Joe Polland
  • Patent number: 8338914
    Abstract: The formation of devices in semiconductor material is provided using an HF/HCL cleaning process. In one embodiment, the method includes forming at least one hard mask overlaying at least one layer of resistive material, forming at least one opening to a working surface of a silicon substrate of the semiconductor device, and cleaning the semiconductor device with a diluted HF/HCL process. The HF/HCL process includes applying a dilute of HF for a select amount of time and applying a dilute of HCL for a specific amount of time. After cleaning with the diluted HF/HCL process, a silicide contact junction is formed in the at least one opening to the working surface of the silicon substrate, and interconnect metal layers are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Intersil Americas Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Gasner, John Stanton, Dustin A. Woodbury, James D. Beasom
  • Patent number: 8340663
    Abstract: A method and system for ground station signal handoff for an aircraft. The method comprises receiving signal quality data and position data from each of a plurality of ground stations as a signal from each of the ground stations becomes detectable onboard the aircraft, while the aircraft is in communication with an active ground station. A position of the aircraft is determined each time a signal quality from one of the ground stations reaches a predetermined threshold indicating that the signal quality is suitable for handoff. A set of ground stations potentially suitable for handoff is identified based on their signal quality data when an insufficient signal quality of the active ground station is detected. The set of potentially suitable ground stations is evaluated based on their position and signal quality, and a trajectory or speed vector of the aircraft, to determine an optimal ground station for handoff. A handoff request is then transmitted to the optimal ground station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Petr Tieftrunk, Michal Polansky
  • Patent number: 8339326
    Abstract: Controlling an antenna's polarization sense. An antenna system includes a polarized antenna and a mechanism for controlling the polarization sense of the antenna. The controlling mechanism can include rotatable polarizer panels disposed between the antenna's aperture and the antenna's target. The polarizer panels are rotated to switch between polarization senses. The polarizer panels can comprise meander line polarizers that convert the polarization sense of a linear polarized antenna to a circularly polarized antenna and vice-versa. The meander line polarizers can be rotated from a position in which the meander line polarizer panels convert between linear polarization and right-hand-circular (“RHC”) polarization to a position that converts between linear polarization and left-hand-circular (“LHC”) polarization. The polarizer panels can be rotated using a mechanical system that rotates the polarizer panels based on a signal received from a remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: EMS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael G. Guler, Eric L. Cross, Terence D. Newbury
  • Patent number: 8339993
    Abstract: A method of configuring a node comprises receiving a first message having a count field value from a first direct link; receiving a second message having a count field value from a first skip link; adjusting the count field value in the first message by a first adjustment amount; adjusting the count field value in the second message by a second adjustment amount; comparing the adjusted count field value in the first message with the adjusted count field value in the second message; if the adjusted count field value in the first message matches the adjusted count field value in the second message, using the adjusted count field value in the first message to determine a node identity for the node; and processing subsequent messages based on the node identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Paulitsch, Brendan Hall, Kevin R. Driscoll
  • Patent number: 8341725
    Abstract: In general, this disclosure describes network security techniques that may accommodate legitimate movement of a subscriber device while preventing MAC collisions that may result from configuration errors or MAC spoofing attempts. MAC spoofing may result in packets directed to one subscriber device being sent instead to another subscriber device. By modifying an access node or a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server to allow only authorized subscriber devices on the access network, layer two collisions (“MAC collisions”) may be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Calix, Inc.
    Inventors: Berkay Baykal, Duane M. Butler, Michael W. Conner, Shaun Noel Missett
  • Patent number: 8340400
    Abstract: A method of controlling an actuator based on a set of three-dimensional (3D) data points is provided. The method includes obtaining a first set of 3D data points for a scene and a second set of 3D data points for a scene with a sensor. At least a first set of planar features is extracted from the first set of 3D data point. At least a second set of planar features is extracted from the second set of 3D data points. A motion is determined between the first set of 3D data points and the second set of 3D data points based on a rotation and a translation from the at least a first set to the at least a second set. At least one actuator is controlled based on the motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Lukas, Ondrej Kotaba
  • Patent number: 8340852
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle comprises at least one image sensor to provide measurements of landmark position for a plurality of landmarks; and processing functionality to estimate the position of the plurality of landmarks in a global frame and in the autonomous vehicle's frame, and to estimate the kinematic state of the autonomous vehicle in a global frame based, at least in part, on the measurements of landmark position from the at least one image sensor. The processing functionality is further operable to calculate errors in the estimated positions of the plurality of landmarks in the global frame and in the estimate of the kinematic state of the autonomous vehicle in the global frame by using a plurality of unit projection vectors between the estimated positions of the plurality landmarks in the autonomous vehicle's frame and a plurality of unit projection vectors between the estimated positions of the plurality of landmarks in the global frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Vibhor L. Bageshwar, Kartik B. Ariyur
  • Patent number: 8335091
    Abstract: Disclosed are full-bridge power converters providing DC output power at increased conversion efficiencies, and methods of operating full-bridge power converters providing DC output power at increased conversion efficiencies. In disclosed embodiments, the switches of the full-bridge are operated to reduce conduction losses and to provide for zero-voltage switching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Intersil Corporation
    Inventor: Fred Greenfeld
  • Patent number: 8335988
    Abstract: A method of producing graphically enhanced data communications. The method comprises receiving a datalink text message, parsing the datalink text message into message components, and identifying the message components capable of graphical enhancement by using rules for applying graphical enhancements. The method further comprises retrieving appropriate graphic components from a graphics library corresponding to the identified message components using the rules for applying graphical enhancements, and assembling the graphic components into a composite graphic presentation using rules for assembling graphics. The datalink text message is then combined with the composite graphic presentation for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Fahy
  • Patent number: 8334893
    Abstract: A method for combining range information with an optical image is provided. The method includes capturing a first optical image of a scene with an optical camera, wherein the first optical image comprising a plurality of pixels. Additionally, range information of the scene is captured with a ranging device. Range values are then determined for at least a portion of the plurality of pixels of the first optical image based on the range information. The range values and the optical image are combined to produce a 3-dimensional (3D) point cloud. A second optical image of the scene from a different perspective than the first optical image is produced based on the 3D point cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Randolph G. Hartman
  • Patent number: 8332518
    Abstract: A method provides a bidirectional communication protocol for data communication between a first device and a second device. The method includes: during a first time interval, transmitting data from the first device to the second device; and during a second time interval, (a) after the occurrence of a first event, (i) suspending data transmission from the first device to the second device; and (ii) transmitting control data from the second device to the first device; and (b) after the occurrence of a second event, transmitting control data from the first device to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Intersil Americas Inc.
    Inventors: Peter D. Bradshaw, Wei Wang, Paul D. Ta, Bill R-S Tang, Alvin Wang