Patents Represented by Attorney Joseph S. Iandiorio
  • Patent number: 5454037
    Abstract: A portable secure-telephone communications module including a collapsible enclosure for holding a person desiring to perform secure remote telephone communications, a secure telephone remote communication device in the enclosure, and RF shielding for the enclosure to inhibit RF leakage for preventing eavesdropping from outside the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1995
    Assignee: Grayline International Limited
    Inventor: Angelo M. Pacella
  • Patent number: 5434446
    Abstract: A parasitic capacitance cancellation circuit for a direct bonded silicon-on-insulator integrated circuit includes one or more transistors fabricated silicon-on-insulator; a silicon substrate region outside the transistor(s) having a parasitic capacitance to be cancelled; a bootstrap terminal connected to the region outside the transistor(s); and a unity gain buffer responsive to the output of the transistor(s) and having its output connected to the bootstrap terminals for providing a voltage to the region outside the transistor(s) which follows the voltage developed on the parasitic capacitance and nullifies the parasitic capacitance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1995
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward B. Hilton, Robert A. Duris, Douglas W. Babcock
  • Patent number: 5424670
    Abstract: A precision switched capacitor ratio system includes a capacitor; a switching device for selectively interconnecting the capacitor with one of a plurality of charging circuits and alternately connecting it with a discharge circuit for discharging the capacitor between each interconnection with a charging current; an integrating device interconnected with the capacitor for averaging the current during the charging and discharging of the capacitor for defining the switched capacitor equivalent resistance; and a clock device for providing synchronized clock signals for operating the switching device to precisely define the ratio of the frequencies of the interconnection of the capacitor with each of the charging circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1995
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard R. Samuels, Scott H. Wayne
  • Patent number: 5423230
    Abstract: A long range internal pipe inspection/maintenance system comprising an elongated, flexible push snake including an outer protective sleeve for insertion in the pipe and for carrying pipe inspection equipment, and a driven mechanism for applying tension to the snake to facilitate movement of the snake through the pipe to increase the snake inspection range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1995
    Assignee: Foster-Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Ross Olander, Mark Snyder, Allan Fisk
  • Patent number: 5422601
    Abstract: A hybrid analog/digital automatic gain control gain recovery system includes a variable gain amplifier (VGA) for receiving a variable amplitude input signal; a first AGC loop includes an analog to digital converter (DAC) for receiving the analog input signal and converting it to a digital signal; a digital gain error detection circuit for detecting variations of the digital signal in a first range and generating a digital error correction signal; and a digital to analog converter (DAC) for converting the digital error correction signal to a first analog correction signal; a second analog AGC loop includes an analog gain error detection circuit, responsive to variations in the output of the VGA in a second range greater than the first range for generating a second analog correction signal; and an integrator circuit responsive to the first and second analog correction signals for providing to the VGA a control signal to adjust the gain of the VGA to accommodate variations in the input signal amplitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1995
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Janos Kovacs, Steven R. Robinson, Wyn Palmer
  • Patent number: 5422588
    Abstract: A low distortion CMOS switch system includes a plurality of N-channel and a plurality of P-channel transistors with their drain and source terminals connected in parallel for receiving an input signal to be switched; and a control circuit for providing a different positive drive voltage to the gate of each of the N-channel transistors and a different negative drive voltage to the gate of each of the P-channel transistors to produce substantially constant "on" resistance, R.sub.ON, throughout the range of the switched signal conducted through the drain and source terminals, and for providing the same negative drive voltage to the gate of each of the N channel transistors and the same positive drive voltage to the gate of each of the P channel transistors to turn off the transistors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1995
    Assignee: Analog Devices Inc.
    Inventor: John Wynne
  • Patent number: 5422583
    Abstract: An improved back gate switched sample and hold circuit includes a sample and hold channel including a sample switch having a back gate and a storage element; a back gate circuit for controlling the back gate of the sample switch; and a first attenuator circuit for scaling the input signal from a low impedance source for delivery to the sample switch and a second attenuator circuit responsive to the input signal from the low impedance source to independently drive the back gate circuit and isolate any distortion of the input signal in the back gate circuit from affecting the input signal in said sample and hold channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1995
    Assignee: Analog Devices Inc.
    Inventors: John Blake, Anthony Gribben, Colin Price
  • Patent number: 5417778
    Abstract: A light weight, high strength quaternary or higher-order cast beryllium-aluminum alloy, including approximately 60 to 70 weight % beryllium, and from approximately 0.2 to 5 weight % germanium and from 0.2 to 4.25 weight % silver, with the balance aluminum. Beryllium strengthening elements selected from the group consisting of copper, nickel, or cobalt may be present at from 0.1 to 5.0 weight % of the alloy to increase the alloy strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1995
    Assignee: Nuclear Metals, Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Nachtrab, Nancy F. Levoy, Raymond L. White, III
  • Patent number: 5414390
    Abstract: A center frequency controlled phase locked loop system includes a primary phase locked loop having a first voltage controlled oscillator including a first voltage to current converter whose output current drives a first current controlled oscillator to produce the primary clock signal to be locked onto an input signal; a second phase locked loop having a second voltage controlled oscillator including a second voltage to current converter whose output current drives a second current controlled oscillator to produce the synthesized clock signal whose frequency is approximately that of the input signal or integral multiple thereof; and a current copier circuit for copying the output current from the second voltage to current converter and delivering it to the first current controlled oscillator to maintain the center frequency of the first voltage controlled oscillator at approximately the output frequency of the synthesized clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1995
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Janos Kovacs, Ronald Kroesen
  • Patent number: 5405645
    Abstract: A process for depositing diamond on a substrate using a microwave plasma generator including providing carbon, hydrogen and oxygen in a desired ratio to the microwave plasma generator, and providing sufficient microwave power to the microwave plasma generator to produce a greenish-colored plasma with the C.sub.2 emission at 5165 Angstroms (.ANG.) at a level of from 0.5 to 50 times the atomic hydrogen alpha emission level at 6563 .ANG., for depositing high quality diamond at an extremely high rate on the substrate placed proximate or in the plasma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1995
    Assignee: Applied Science and Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Evelio Sevillano, Lawrence P. Bourget, Richard S. Post
  • Patent number: 5405473
    Abstract: A method of laminating a customized presentation folder including placing a plastic cover sheet on one cover face of the folder and sealing the bottom of the plastic cover sheet thereon, inserting an insert sheet behind the plastic cover sheet in-between it and the cover face, inverting the folder and urging the folder, bottom first, through a laminator for fabricating a customized presentation folder in which any skinning that occurs on the inside of the folder is hidden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1995
    Assignee: Avant, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger J. Kuhns
  • Patent number: 5381718
    Abstract: A process for evenly seating a woodwind instrument tone hole sealing pad in the pad cup includes placing the pad on the tone hole rim, placing an at least partially magnetic element between the pad and cup; placing a solidifiable substance between the element and cup, and applying a magnetic force to the element to move the pad against the tone hole rim; the pad can be secured to the cup using a screw or other fastener or a solidifiable substance introduced before, during or after applying the magnetic force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1995
    Assignee: Verne Q. Powell Flutes, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven A. Wasser
  • Patent number: 5379712
    Abstract: A method of epitaxially growing a surface layer on a substrate including the steps of coating the substrate surface, with a meltable film, melting the film and implanting ions into he melted film, to deposit ion material onto the coated substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1995
    Assignee: Implant Sciences Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony J. Armini, Stephen N. Bunker
  • Patent number: 5371594
    Abstract: A flyback phase control circuit for a null seeking fiber optic gyroscope system having an optimal peak phase amplitude includes a sample and hold circuit for sampling the phase difference between the clockwise and counterclockwise optical beams in the differential flyback period; and a compensation circuit responsive to the sampled phase difference for driving the nulling phase modulator voltage ramp generator to maintain the predetermined optimal peak phase amplitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1994
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Welling, Paul Ward
  • Patent number: 5367966
    Abstract: An automatic edge sewing system and method for sewing together the edge of a plurality of parts in which the parts to be sewn are clamped together in a sewing machine having a reciprocating needle; the parts are mounted for rotation about a first rotational axis through the pans and for linear translation along a linear axis between the first rotational axis and the axis of the needle. The pans are steered about a second rotational axis parallel to the needle axis for adjusting the angular position of the linear axis about the needle axis. The parts are fed through the needle axis and the position of the edge of the parts proximate the needle axis is sensed; the steering and the feeding of the parts through the needle axis is controlled in response to the sensing of the edge position while the pans passively float about the first rotational axis and along the linear axis to enable the parts to be sewn accurately, automatically proximate the edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1994
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen L. Bellio, James F. Mueller
  • Patent number: 5365367
    Abstract: A high-resolution synthetic aperture telescope system includes a primary mirror which is a section of the aperture to be synthesized; and a device for rotating the primary mirror section through a number of angular positions about the aperture being synthesized to obtain a plurality of component images of an object, at least one from each of the positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Assignee: Visidyne, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore F. Zehnpfennig, Saul A. Rappaport
  • Patent number: 5365461
    Abstract: A position sensing computer input device including a sensor with a sensing surface including a conductive sheet on which a human touch and the touch of an inanimate object may both be sensed. The device is able to discriminate between the two types of touch for allowing input with at least one of an inanimate object and a human touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Assignee: MicroTouch Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Stein, James D. Logan, Charles A. Woringer
  • Patent number: 5365538
    Abstract: A slab waveguide pumped channel waveguide laser includes a slab waveguide having a primary pump guiding layer with a first index of refraction and having first and second opposing faces and a peripheral edge including a mirrored surface, and cladding means having a second index of refraction lower than the first index of refraction, proximate the first and second opposing faces; at least one rare earth doped channel waveguide laser having a third index of refraction higher than the first index of refraction disposed in the primary guiding layer; and means for introducing pumping energy into the guiding layer to reflect between the mirror surfaces and energize the laser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Tumminelli, Farhad Hakimi, John R. Haavisto
  • Patent number: 5363195
    Abstract: An automatic gain calibration system for a phase modulator for forcing a predetermined phase shift amplitude includes a phase modulator responsive to an applied voltage for modulating the phase of a radiation beam. The frequency spectrum of the modulated radiation beam is converted to the electrical domain where a selected even harmonic of the spectrum is nulled. The scaling circuit then responds to the amplitude of voltage applied to the phase modulator that obtains the phase shift which produced the nulling of the selected even harmonic and scales that voltage to generate the predetermined phase shift amplitude which is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1994
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul A. Ward, Joseph G. Walsh
  • Patent number: D359497
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1995
    Assignee: Jaden Loaders PTY, LTD
    Inventor: Alister G. Rayner