Patents by Inventor Anthony John Ley

Anthony John Ley 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: 4100420
    Abstract: A displacement transducer comprises a charge coupled device having a plurality of light sensitive stages arranged in a line. An obturating member connected to a member whose displacement is to be transduced is disposed between the charge coupled device and a light source. As the obturating member is moved, it varies the amount of light received by the respective stages of the charge coupled device, so that the charge distribution in the charge coupled device is representative of the position of the obturating member and therefore of the member whose displacement is to be transduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1978
    Assignee: The Solartron Electronic Group Limited
    Inventors: Eric Metcalf, Anthony John Ley
  • Patent number: 4066952
    Abstract: Apparatus for measuring the phase difference between two electrical signals Asin (wt+.theta.), Bsin (wt+.phi.), given a reference signal Vsin wt generated by the apparatus, comprises a phase lock loop for generating a clock frequency f = 360F where F is the frequency of the reference signal. This clock frequency f is then used to tune a 360 stage CCD transversal filter which is used to filter successively the two first-mentioned signals, whose phase difference is then measured by a zero intercept system. The clock frequency f is used to give phase difference in degrees.The phase lock loop comprises a 90-stage CCD to which the reference signal is applied. The output of the CCD is applied to one input of a phase sensitive detector whose other input is connected to receive the reference signal, and the control signal produced by the phase sensitive detector controls a voltage controlled oscillator whose output is applied to the clock input of the CCD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1978
    Assignee: The Solartron Electronic Group Ltd.
    Inventor: Anthony John Ley
  • Patent number: 4057756
    Abstract: In a spectrum analyzer, the analogue signal to be analyzed is periodically sampled and digitized, and the digit samples are formed into R successive arrays each containing 2N successive samples and each overlapping the previous array by 50%. The forward Fourier transforms of each array are then successively formed, and an array of 2P complex points is formed from the result of each transform, where L-P/2 and L+P/2-1 are the points which represent the upper and lower limits of a Vernier band to be studied in detail and each array extends from points L-P to L+P-1 (i.e. each array is twice the width of the Vernier band, and the Vernier band is symmetrically disposed therein): additionally, each array for which L and R are odd is complemented. The arrays thus formed are then each multiplied by a window function (effectively equivalent to a band pass filter), and the result is subjected to the inverse Fourier transform to form respective further arrays of 2P points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1977
    Assignee: The Solartron Electronic Group Ltd.
    Inventors: Anthony John Ley, Eric Metcalf, Michael Cedric Jeffery
  • Patent number: 4047053
    Abstract: The analogue storage circuit includes a charge transfer device such as a charge-coupled device (CCD) and a quantizing circuit. The charge transfer device is arranged to shift an analogue signal from its input to its output, the analogue signal being subject to a change in magnitude during such shifting.The quantizing circuit receives the analogue signal from the output of the charge transfer device and quantizes that signal at a respective one of several substantially discrete levels. The quantizing circuit is arranged to apply the quantized analogue signal to the input of the charge transfer device, whereby in operation the analogue signal is circulated round the loop defined by the charge transfer device and the quantizing circuit. The quantizing circuit is further arranged to quantize the analogue signal, upon each subsequent receipt thereof, at the same one of the discrete levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1977
    Assignee: The Solartron Electronic Group Limited
    Inventors: Anthony John Ley, Eric Metcalf