Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Nick Hopman
  • Patent number: 6212470
    Abstract: A vehicle route guidance system considers driver preferences, vehicle parameters such as speed and performance capabilities in a navigation computer, and outputs flexible guidance instructions based on these considerations. The system monitors vehicle parameters such as current location and speed with sensors such as an odometer (109), a compass (115), and a GPS receiver (113). The system also determines the location of a vehicle maneuver and then, considering the former attributes with a model free mechanism, in this case a navigation computer with fuzzy inferencing (101), communicates to the driver instructing him how to manoeuver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie G. Seymour, Michael Barnea, Allan Kirson
  • Patent number: 5666099
    Abstract: A component, preferably with a large mass like an electro-mechanical solenoid (101), includes a lead structure (109) to electrically terminate a winding (105) of the solenoid (101). The lead structure (109) is both rigid and flexible. The rigid portion of the lead structure includes an elongated first member (111 ) with a first inner end (113) connected to the winding (105) of the solenoid (101) and a first outer end (115). The flexible portion of the lead structure includes an elongated electrically conductive member (117) with a second inner end (119) connected to the winding (105) of the solenoid (101) and a second outer end (121). The second outer end (121) of the elongated electrically conductive member (117) is coupled to the first outer end (115) of the elongated first member (111). Preferably, the elongated electrically conductive member (117) has a cross-section smaller than a cross-section of the elongated first member (111).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Inventor: Fred E. Ostrem