Patents Represented by Attorney J. Stephen Yeo
  • Patent number: 5291517
    Abstract: A carrier frequency corrector for a receiver for use in a direct sequence code division multiple access communication system having a carrier frequency consisting of an expected carrier frequency and a carrier frequency error, modulated by a pseudo-noise code. A local frequency source provides a local frequency approximately equal to equal to the expected carrier frequency. A demodulator provides complex demodulated received signals stripped of the pseudo-noise code and mixed with the local frequency source. Each of the demodulated signals consists of in-phase signal components and quadrature signal components and the carrier frequency error. A sampler is coupled to the demodulator and converts the demodulated signal components to digital samples. A digital signal processor is coupled to the sampler and multiplies each signal component sample by stored digitized samples of a plurality of closely spaced sinusoidal tones to provide a product corresponding to each tone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1994
    Assignee: GTE Government Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Seymour Stein, William F. DeLisle, Karen M. Schramm
  • Patent number: 5268931
    Abstract: In a data communication system, apparatus provides a clock signal having a frequency of twice the frequency of a first clock signal. A time delay circuit delays the first clock signal by a time delay to provide a delayed first clock signal. An exclusive OR circuit is coupled to the first clock signal and the delayed first clock signal. The output of the exclusive OR is a second clock signal having a frequency twice the frequency of the first clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1993
    Assignee: GTE Laboratories Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Cooperman, Philip L. Andrade
  • Patent number: 5237541
    Abstract: A platform borne sonar system for the detection of targets includes a transmitting projector suspended beneath the water surface from a platform for generating a virtual parametric acoustic array in a water column, forming a beam of acoustic energy. The beam is scannable in azimuth to steer the direct beam in particular directions. A plurality of detectors are arranged to receive the acoustic energy scattered or reflected from any submerged objects present in said direct beam, wherein one or more of the detectors are located the of said direct beam for bistatic reception of the beam reflected off the target. A detector may be suspended beneath the projector for monostatic reception. The direct beam may be scannable in elevation. The direct beam may be narrower vertically than horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1993
    Assignee: GTE Government Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Harvey C. Woodsum
  • Patent number: 5235558
    Abstract: A sonar system for use in a water body includes a projector on the bottom of a water body for generating and transmitting a direct beam of acoustic energy. A receiving array is immersed in the water body outside the direct beam for detecting reflections from an target in the direct beam. The receiving array may be a horizontal or vertical linear array of hydrophones in the water body. The array of hydrophones may have output signals coupled to an A/D convertor and a multiplexor for digitizing and multiplexing the signals to prepare for transmission and analysis of the signals. A pair of separated projectors on the bottom of the water body may generate parametric acoustic arrays for transmitting direct beams of acoustic energy through the water body towards each other. A receiving array immersed in the water body outside the direct beams detect any reflections from an object in the acoustic beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1993
    Assignee: GTE Government Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Harvey C. Woodsum, Joseph J. Stapleton
  • Patent number: 5231414
    Abstract: An antenna has a dielectric slab with an inner surface and an outer surface. The inner surface is mounted on a metal backplate. A radiating spiral is located on the outer surface of the dielectric slab and has a pitch of one wavelength at the design frequency. A circular waveguide, for providing RF energy in the TM.sub.01 mode, passes through the metal backplate to terminate at the inner surface of the dielectric slab. A metal cap is located on outer surface of the dielectric slab coaxial with the circular waveguide and at the center of the spiral. The metal cap has a surface is sloped away from the outer dielectric surface and has one or more concentric choke grooves formed on the sloped surface. The grooves are one quarter wavelength deep at the design frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1993
    Assignee: GTE Laboratories Incorporated
    Inventor: John P. Ladds
  • Patent number: 5221445
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for determining the identity and concentration of a component in a test atmosphere having a known concentration of oxygen. At least one solid electrolyte oxygen sensor is used, with each sensor having a solid electrolyte wall in contact with, and interposed between, a first electrode and a second electrode. The first electrode is in communication with the test atmosphere. A first negative voltage is applied across the first and second electrodes of a sensor, causing electrochemical oxygen pumping and a first electric current to flow through the corresponding solid electrolyte wall. The first negative voltage is selected to cause the first electric current magnitude to be on a first current plateau. The magnitude of the first electric current is measured.A second negative voltage is applied across the first and second electrodes of a sensor, causing electrochemical oxygen pumping and a second electrical current to flow through the corresponding solid electrolyte wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1993
    Assignee: GTE Laboratories Incorporated
    Inventors: Da Y. Wang, Daniel T. Kennedy, Burton W. MacAllister, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5218639
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for changing the bit rate of a digitized analog signal stream from a first bit rate to a second bit rate. A first sequence generator provides a digital predictor sequence clocked at the first bit rate. A combiner has an output providing a combined digital stream at the first bit rate, combining the digital predictor sequence at the first bit rate and the digital analog signal stream at the first bit rate. An adaptive processor has its input coupled to at the output of the signal combiner. The adaptive processor has variable weights which are responsive to an error signal, an output providing a processed combined digital stream having a bit rate responsive to the weights, and an error signal input port. A second sequence generator provides the same digital predictor sequence, but clocked at the second bit rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1993
    Assignee: GTE Government Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Josef Osterweil
  • Patent number: 5168353
    Abstract: System for distributing video programs includes a transmission system having a plurality of channels, includes a stored database representing a predetermined schedule including timing instructions. A computer is programmed to provide real time outputs in response to the database time instructions. A bus has an input coupled to the computer and providing control signals in response to the real time outputs. A recorded media contains programs in television format. A plurality of video players are used for playing the recorded media, each video player having a control port coupled to the bus and responsive to the control signals. Each video player has an output providing television signals for coupling to a separate corresponding channel, and at least two of the video players loaded with duplicate recorded media and controlled to play at staggered overlapping time intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1992
    Assignee: GTE Laboratories Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen S. Walker, Kathryn E. Ullrich
  • Patent number: 5160357
    Abstract: A container providing environmental protection to electronic equipment includes a four sided frame, a front cover, and a rear cover. An exhaust fan is mounted on the rear cover and an air filter is mounted on said front cover to allow air to flow through the container. A viewing port is mounted on the front cover. A first door covers the viewing port. An access port on the front cover for allowing manual access to the electronic equipment. A set of elastic flaps is mounted on the cover covering the access port. A second door covers the access port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1992
    Assignee: GTE Government Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Sol Faber
  • Patent number: 5138631
    Abstract: A satellite communication system has a hub earth station and a plurality of terminal earth stations. Each inbound satellite communication link from a terminal earth station to the hub earth station carries digital data packets encoded in CDMA code for code division multiple access at a first bit rate during synchronized time slots on a contention channel. An outbound communication link from the hub earth station to the terminal earth stations sends time division multiplexed digital data at a second bit rate higher than the first bit rate. A number of systems may share the same hub, with each system using a different CDMA code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1992
    Assignee: GTE Spacenet Corporation
    Inventor: Desmond P. Taylor
  • Patent number: 5105295
    Abstract: Apparatus for optical transmission of first and second digital channels. Each digital channel has first and second signal levels. The appparatus has a tunable laser for emitting an optical output at optical frequencies corresponding to current levels. Current responsive to the signal levels of the two channels provides current levels to cause the laser to emit a first optical frequency when the first channel has a second signal level and the second channel has a second signal level, a second optical frequency when the first channel has a first signal level and the second channel has a second signal level, a third optical frequency when the first channel has a first signal level and the second channel has a first signal level, and a fourth optical frequency when the first channel has a second signal level and the second channel has a first signal level. An optical transmission medium is coupled to the output of the laser. A tunable optical filter is coupled to the optical transmission medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1992
    Assignee: GTE Laboratories Incorporated
    Inventor: Vincent A. O'Byrne
  • Patent number: 5099351
    Abstract: Apparatus for optical transmission of first and second digital channels. Each digital channel has first and second signal levels. The apparatus has a tunable laser for emitting an optical output at optical frequencies corresponding to current levels. An input which provides a current responsive to the signal levels of the two channels provides current levels to cause the laser to emit a first optical frequency when the first channel has a first signal level and the second channel has a second signal level, a second optical frequency when the first channel has a first signal level and the second channel has a first signal level, a third optical frequency when the first channel has a second signal level and the second channel has a first signal level, and a fourth optical frequency when the first channel has a second signal level and the second channel has a second signal level. An optical transmission medium is coupled to the output of the laser. A local oscillator provides a LO frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1992
    Assignee: GTE Laboratories Incorporated
    Inventor: Vincent A. O'Byrne
  • Patent number: 5065165
    Abstract: A transition includes a sheet of dielectric material having two parallel surfaces. A tapered recess in one surface converges towards the other surface with the axis of the recess orthogonal to said surface. The dielectric material has a critical angle of reflection with respect to the axis.A RF horn is located in proximity to the surface with the recess and has an axis in common with the axis of the tapered recess. A RF lens is located between the horn and the tapered recess. The optical properties of the RF horn, RF lens, tapered recess, and dielectric material are such that all rays traced from the horn through the lens and dielectric material to the second surface have an angle with respect to said normal of the second surface greater than said critical angle. RF energy on the second surface from the center of the horn is in phase with RF energy on said second surface from the edge of said horn allowing a surface wave to be launched on the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Assignee: GTE Government Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Leonard L. Blaisdell
  • Patent number: 5054064
    Abstract: A video system includes a central facility and a terminal. Means are provided for playing a video recording medium storing a video program including a series of television fields including a first field containing both a random digital code encrypted according to a code encryption key and program identification data, and a second field containing an unintelligible video signal previously transformed from a intelligible video signal according to the random digital code. The terminal includes means for sending the program identification data to the central facility. The central facility includes a data base for storing and retrieving at least one code encryption key corresponding to the program identification data and means for sending the code encryption key from the central facility to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Assignee: GTE Laboratories Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen S. Walker, Clarence M. Sidlo, Melvin J. Teare
  • Patent number: 5046090
    Abstract: A video recording medium storing a video program includes a series of television fields including a first field containing both a random digital code encrypted according to a code encryption key and program identification data, and a second field containing an unintelligible video signal previously transformed from an intelligible video signal according to the random digital code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Assignee: GTE Laboratories Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen S. Walker, Clarence M. Sidlo, Melvin J. Teare
  • Patent number: 5046092
    Abstract: A video system includes a central facility and a terminal. Means are provided for transmitting to the terminal a video program including a series of television fields including a first field containing both a random digital code encrypted according to a code encryption key and program identification data, and a second field containing an unintelligible video signal previously transformed from an intelligible video signal according to the random digital code. The terminal includes means for sending the program identification data to the central facility. The central facility includes a data base for storing and retrieving at least one code encryption key corresponding to the program identification data and means for sending the code encryption key from the central facility to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Assignee: GTE Laboratories Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen S. Walker, Clarence M. Sidlo, Melvin J. Teare
  • Patent number: 5005022
    Abstract: An antenna includes a sheet of dielectric material having two parallel surfaces. A tapered recess in one surface converges towards the other surface with the axis of the recess orthogonal to said surface. The dielectric material has a critical angle of reflection with respect to the axis. A RF horn is located in proximity to the surface with the recess and has an axis in common with the axis of the tapered recess. A RF lens is located between the horn and the tapered recess. The optical properties of the RF horn, RF lens, tapered recess, and dielectric material are such that all rays traced from the horn through the lens and dielectric material to the second surface have an angle with respect to said normal of the second surface greater than said critical angle. RF energy on the second surface from the center of the horn is in phase with RF energy on said second surface from the edge of said horn allowing a surface wave to be launched on the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1991
    Assignee: GTE Government Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Leonard L. Blaisdell
  • Patent number: 5003233
    Abstract: A large scale video display has a plurality of colored electrodeless lamps which are excited by RF energy coupled from a RF cavity upon which the lamps are mounted. The lamps are easily replaced and do not degrade as fast as conventional lamps which have electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1991
    Assignee: GTE Laboratories Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph M. Proud, Walter P. Lapatovich
  • Patent number: 4991208
    Abstract: A video system includes a central facility and a terminal. Video program means for provides the terminal with a video program including a series of television fields including a first field containing both a random digital code encrypted according to a code encryption key and program identification data, and a second field containing an unintelligible video signal previously transformed from an intelligible video signal according to the random digital code. The terminal includes means to store terminal identification data and a terminal specific encryption key; and means to send to the central facility the program idenficiation data and the terminal identification data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1991
    Assignee: GTE Laboratories Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen S. Walker, Clarence M. Sidlo, Melvin J. Teare
  • Patent number: 4969186
    Abstract: A system transmits information over telephone lines using ring signals. The ring signals have bursts of selectable duration separated by selectable time intervals between bursts. A ring signal translator receives the ring signals from telephone lines whereupon a computer activates selected indicators in response to the particular ring signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1990
    Assignee: GTE North Incorporated
    Inventor: John M. Sayre, II