Patents by Inventor Bruce A. Butcher

Bruce A. Butcher 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: 4435711
    Abstract: A communications link having a position capability responsive to either a manual or remote control actuation. In one embodiment, a remote carrier has a navigation system for outputting signals representative of the carrier location or position. A frequency shift key (FSK) modulator is connected to the navigation system for tone coding the carrier position signals, a transmitter of a transceiver is connected to the modulator for transmitting the carrier position signals, and a position enable switch for controlling selectively the transmittal of the carrier position signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1984
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Cecil C. Ho, Claude A. Sharpe, Bruce A. Butcher, Alexander G. Bell