Patents by Inventor Clifton D. Cullum, Jr.

Clifton D. Cullum, Jr. 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: 4319189
    Abstract: Using a sonic delay line approach, the distance of a point from the ends of a wire is measured by the time required for an acoustic pulse to move along a wire. A magnetostrictive wire extends between its endpoints with several magnetic pickup coils connected in series located at each end of the wire which are adapted to pick up an encoded train of magnetoacoustic signals. A position signalling electromagnetic drive head can be moved along the coil to any desired position. The head can be pulsed electrically to produce an appropriate sequence of acoustic pulses in the magnetostrictive wire. When those pulses are received by an appropriate sequence of coils connected in series which are properly connected (plus and minus), a large pulse is produced at one time position of the waves as they pass through the sequence of coils. Otherwise, a small signal is produced while the pulses pass by.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1982
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Clifton D. Cullum, Jr., David A. Thompson, Thomas K. Worthington
  • Patent number: 4291406
    Abstract: A sequential decoder for error correction on burst and random noise channels using convolutionally encoded data. The decoder interacts with a deinterleaver which time demultiplexes data from a data channel from its time multiplexed form into a predetermined transformed order. The decoder includes a memory for storing a table of likelihood values which are derived from known error statistics about the data channel such as the probabilities of random errors and burst errors, burst error severity and burst duration. The decoder removes an encoded subblock of data from the deinterleaver and enters it into a replica of the convolutional encoder which calculates a syndrome bit from a combination of the presently received subblock together with a given number of previous subblocks. The syndrome bit indicates if the current assumption of the path through the convolutional tree is correct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1981
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lalit R. Bahl, John Cocke, Clifton D. Cullum, Jr., Joachim Hagenauer
  • Patent number: 4247912
    Abstract: In magnetic bubble domain chips using layers of crystalline material having in-plane magnetization for propagation, hard bubble suppression, etc., asymmetric propagation often results due to crystalline anisotropies in the layer of in-plane magnetization. In these chips, different propagation margins result for propagation in different directions with respect to the crystalline axes of the in-plane layer. In the present magnetic chip, a plurality of shift registers is provided for movement of bubble domains in a plurality of directions, all of which provide good propagation margins. The registers are aligned in particular directions with respect to the directions of easy stripout of bubble domains in order to avoid the problem of asymmetric propagation. Examples are shown using ion implanted contiguous element propagation patterns organized in a major/minor loop type of storage organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1981
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Clifton D. Cullum, Jr., George E. Keefe, Mark H. Kryder, Yeong-Show Lin
  • Patent number: T102502
    Abstract: This invention relates to the reduction of gaps in the flow of data accessed in a synchronous serial storage serial communicating data processing memory by the provision of access storage capability at each storage location. The problem to which the invention is directed is the fact that in a synchronously driven array of the type having a number of data storage locations that are accessed by a communicating channel linking all the storage locations in series, the information flow in the communication channel will be limited by the time required for the proper point to be moved around each storage location and the resulting gaps in the data will effect the speed of response. The invention takes the bits to be transferred as they are synchronously propagated around one loop and holds them as the data is synchronously propagated around the other loop until the insertion point arrives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1982
    Inventor: Clifton D. Cullum, Jr.