Patents Assigned to MERCURY SYSTEMS, INC.
  • Patent number: 10691631
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from appropriate filtering of communications. For example, a network having a broadcast bus, such as a controller area network, may benefit from a frame filter. For example, a method can include receiving a plurality of messages at an interface with a broadcast bus of a communication network for a system. The method can also include selectively permitting the plurality of messages to be conveyed through the interface based on comparing one or more of the plurality of messages to a specification for the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Mercury Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian M. Sutton, Scott D. Miller
  • Patent number: 10381705
    Abstract: A power combiner/power divider has a disk shaped housing cavity and a housing of electrically conductive material, such as metal. A junction pin is positioned centrally in the power combiner/divider. Additional ports are positioned radially along the periphery of the disk shaped portion. Tapered waveguides may extend from the radially positioned ports to the centrally positioned junction pin. A hollow radial cavity provided in the cavity holds a dielectric insert that may have tapering extensions radiating from a central ring. The ring surrounds the centrally positioned port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Mercury Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas Seiji Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10096915
    Abstract: According to exemplary embodiments, a tapered surface interconnect is formed on a printed circuit board (PCB). A compliant pin of an electrical connector may be coupled to the tapered surface interconnect and soldered thereto. The surface interconnect may be formed by drilling through one or more layers of the PCB. The depth of the surface interconnect may be shorter than a height or a thickness of the PCB. The surface interconnect may have a tapered side wall to allow for a better fit with a tapered compliant pin. The inclination of the side wall of the surface interconnect may be linear or concave. The intersection between the tapered sidewall and the bottom of the surface interconnect may be rounded to minimize pin insertion issues and may allow for easier solder flux evacuation. The compliant pin may be soldered into place upon being coupled to the tapered surface interconnect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: MERCURY SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Darryl J. McKenney, Absu Methratta, Erica Ouellette
  • Publication number: 20180060267
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from appropriate filtering of communications. For example, a network having a broadcast bus, such as a controller area network, may benefit from a frame filter. For example, a method can include receiving a plurality of messages at an interface with a broadcast bus of a communication network for a system. The method can also include selectively permitting the plurality of messages to be conveyed through the interface based on comparing one or more of the plurality of messages to a specification for the interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Mercury Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Brian M. Sutton, Scott D. Miller
  • Patent number: 9761972
    Abstract: An RF connector includes a conductive pin for carrying an RF signal. The conductive pin has a first longitudinal end that serves to interface with a male RF connector to receive the RF signal. The pin also includes a second longitudinal end for connecting with a printed circuit board (PCB). The second longitudinal end may be tapered, and the pin may have a groove formed above the tapered end. A housing encircles the conductive pin. The housing is shaped and sized to accept the male RF connector. A grounding element may be positioned on the bottom of the housing. The grounding element is to contact the PCB when the connector is connected to the PCB. The grounding element may be ring-shaped and soldered to the housing or epoxied to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: MERCURY SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Philip Beucler, Daniel Coolidge, Darryl J. McKenney, Kevin Jorczak
  • Patent number: 9722608
    Abstract: Various systems may benefit from interfaces for handling multiple types of inputs. For example, a device with a trigger input from an external device may benefit from an isolated logic level trigger that is capable of addressing multiple types and values of voltage. An apparatus can include an input configured to receive an external trigger input signal having a trigger input voltage. The apparatus can also include circuitry configured to automatically adjust the trigger input voltage to a value configured to be compatible with a provided attached system. A working range of the trigger input voltage can exceed a compatible working range of the provided attached system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Mercury Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Robert V. Lazaravich
  • Publication number: 20170026843
    Abstract: Various security systems in which secure data is to be transferred to an authenticated device may benefit from methods of securing such data transfer. For example, certain secure drives or other memory devices may benefit from the prevention of covert access after successful completion of an authentication process. A method can include monitoring for a loss-of-link condition for a link associated with a successfully executed authentication operation. The method can also include determining that the link has been lost. The method can further include taking a security response based on the determination that the link has been lost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: Mercury Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert V. Lazaravich, Daniel P. Fogelson
  • Publication number: 20170026043
    Abstract: Various systems may benefit from interfaces for handling multiple types of inputs. For example, a device with a trigger input from an external device may benefit from an isolated logic level trigger that is capable of addressing multiple types and values of voltage. An apparatus can include an input configured to receive an external trigger input signal having a trigger input voltage. The apparatus can also include circuitry configured to automatically adjust the trigger input voltage to a value configured to be compatible with a provided attached system. A working range of the trigger input voltage can exceed a compatible working range of the provided attached system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: Mercury Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert V. Lazaravich
  • Patent number: 9389654
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a circuit board module include a primary cover, a secondary cover and a circuit board sandwiched between the primary cover and the secondary cover. A first set of fins or channels may be provided on a surface of the primary cover. The first set of fins or channels guide cooling air flowing on the surface of the primary cover. A second set of fins or channels may be provided on a surface of the second cover. The second set of fins or channels guide the cooling air flowing on the surface of the secondary cover. The second set of fins or channels intermates with the first set of fins or channels to form a sealed casing enclosing the circuit board. The sealed casing forms a Faraday cage to protect the circuit board from electromagnetic interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: MERCURY SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Darryl J. McKenney, Paul Zuidema, Donald Blanchet, Daniel Coolidge
  • Patent number: 9246202
    Abstract: A circulator may include a first port having a first port impedance matching circuit defining an impedance of the first port, a second port having a second port impedance matching circuit defining an impedance of the second port, and a third port having a third port impedance matching circuit defining an impedance of the third port. In an example embodiment, the impedance of the first port may be provided to match an impedance of a first external circuit, the impedance of the second port may be provided to match an impedance of a second external circuit, and the impedance of the third port may be provided to match an impedance of a third external circuit. The impedance of the third port may be different than the impedance of the first port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: MERCURY SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Ken Barker, David Cassens, Michael Pitchell
  • Patent number: 9033750
    Abstract: An electrical contact is provided for mating with a mating contact. The electrical contact includes a base extending a length along a central longitudinal axis, and an arm extending a length outward from the base along the central longitudinal of the base. The arm includes a first mating bump and a second mating bump. The first and second mating bumps have respective first and second mating surfaces. The arm is configured to engage the mating contact at each of the first and second mating surfaces to establish an electrical connection with the mating contact. The first mating surface of the first mating bump is spaced apart along the length of the arm from the second mating surface of the second mating bump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignees: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION, MERCURY SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Keith Edwin Miller, Chong Hun Yi, Matthew Richard McAlonis, Kevin Thackston, Dustin Carson Belack, Albert Tsang, Nicholas Paul Ruffini, Darryl J. McKenney, Erica L. Ouellette
  • Publication number: 20140051294
    Abstract: An electrical contact is provided for mating with a mating contact. The electrical contact includes a base extending a length along a central longitudinal axis, and an arm extending a length outward from the base along the central longitudinal of the base. The arm includes a first mating bump and a second mating bump. The first and second mating bumps have respective first and second mating surfaces. The arm is configured to engage the mating contact at each of the first and second mating surfaces to establish an electrical connection with the mating contact. The first mating surface of the first mating bump is spaced apart along the length of the arm from the second mating surface of the second mating bump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicants: MERCURY SYSTEMS, INC., TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keith Edwin Miller, Chong Hun Yi, Matthew Richard McAlonis, Kevin Thackston, Dustin Carson Belack, Albert Tsang, Nicholas Paul Ruffini, Darryl J. McKenney, Erica L. Ouellette