Patents by Inventor Anthony C. Manicone

Anthony C. Manicone has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8954026
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an adjustable filter with a first filter element, and a second filter element coupled to the first filter element. The second filter element includes a field effect transistor (FET) including a source terminal, a drain terminal, and a gate terminal. The source terminal and the gate terminal are coupled to a reference voltage. A control circuit is coupled to the drain terminal and is configured to apply a control voltage thereto to vary a capacitance between the source and drain terminals to adjust the adjustable filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Mui, Anthony C. Manicone
  • Publication number: 20140080432
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an adjustable filter with a first filter element, and a second filter element coupled to the first filter element. The second filter element includes a field effect transistor (FET) including a source terminal, a drain terminal, and a gate terminal. The source terminal and the gate terminal are coupled to a reference voltage. A control circuit is coupled to the drain terminal and is configured to apply a control voltage thereto to vary a capacitance between the source and drain terminals to adjust the adjustable filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: ANDREW MUI, ANTHONY C. MANICONE
  • Patent number: 7561854
    Abstract: A system (200) for lossless transmit path antenna switching in a transceiver using quadrature combined power amplifiers is provided. The system is comprised of a quadrature (90°) hybrid power combiner (218) having a first and a second input port (260, 264), an isolated port (266), and an output port (262). The system is also comprised of a first and second RF power amplifier circuit (212, 214). The RF power amplifier circuits are respectively coupled to the first and second input ports. The RF power amplifier circuits have an output impedance that is selectively variable between a first state and a second state. The quadrature hybrid power combiner communicates RF energy from the first and second input ports to the output port when each RF power amplifier circuit is in its first state. The quadrature hybrid power combiner communicates RF energy from the output port to the isolated port when each RF amplifier circuit is in its second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventor: Anthony C. Manicone