Patents by Inventor Fred Harris

Fred Harris 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).

  • Publication number: 20190271776
    Abstract: A radar system has different modes of operation. In a method for operating the radar system, at least one of one or more transmitters are configured to transmit modulated continuous-wave radio signals, while at least one of one or more receivers are configured to receive radio signals. The received radio signals include the transmitted radio signals transmitted by the one or more transmitters and reflected from objects in the environment. The method further includes selectively modifying an operational parameter of at least one of the transmitters or at least one of the receivers. The selected operational parameter is modified to meet changing operational requirements of the radar sensing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Curtis Davis, Monier Maher, Jean P. Bordes, Manju Hegde, Otto A. Schmid, Raghunath K. Rao, Marius Goldenberg, Aria Eshraghi, Vito Giannini, David S. Trager, Nikhilesh Bhagat, Srikanth Gollapudi, Sundar Govindarajan, Steve Borho, Jonathan Preussner, Paul W. Dent, Paul Bassett, Stephen W. Alland, Fred Harris, Wayne E. Stark, Murtaza Ali
  • Publication number: 20190187246
    Abstract: A radar system operated in a variable power mode includes transmitters, receivers, and a controller. The transmitters transmit digitally modulated signals. The receivers receive radio signals that include transmitted radio signals from the transmitter and reflected from objects in the environment. In addition, an interfering radar signal from a different radar system is received that has been linearly frequency modulated. Each receiver includes a linear frequency modulation canceler that includes a FIR filter, and is configured as a 1-step linear predictor with least mean squares adaptation to attempt to cancel the interfering signal. The prediction is subtracted from the FIR input signal that drives the adaptation and also comprises the canceler output. The controller is configured to control the adaptation on a first receiver. The controller delays the adaptation such that transients at the start of each receive pulse are avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Richard T. Behrens, Fred Harris, Frederick Rush, Monier Maher, Curtis Davis, Murtaza Ali
  • Publication number: 20190170454
    Abstract: Embodiments described in this specification are generally directed to a bolted hinge assembly for a waterbox cover (a “waterbox hinge assembly”). The waterbox hinge assembly generally does not require welding on the waterbox cover or the heat exchanger in an HVAC system (“HVAC unit” hereinafter). Further, the waterbox hinge assembly may be installable to the HVAC unit without removing the heat exchange fluids (e.g., water, refrigerant, etc.) from the HVAC unit. In some embodiments, the waterbox hinge assembly can be installed on an HVAC unit without removing any bolts from the waterbox cover. Once installed, the waterbox hinge assembly can be left in place so that it can be reused anytime the HVAC unit is serviced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Steven E. Wolfgram, Daoud A. Jandal, Bradley S. Wickersham, Fred Eickstaedt, James M. McCool, Raymond S. Schafer, Ronald E. Schlicht, Robert A. Harris, Steven E. Meloling, Raghu Kumar, Kishore Prabakaran
  • Patent number: 10261179
    Abstract: A radar system has different modes of operation. In one mode, the radar operates as a single-input, multiple output (SIMO) radar system utilizing one transmitted signal from one antenna at a time. Codes with known excellent autocorrelation properties are utilized in this mode. At each receiver the response after correlating with various possible transmitted signals is measured in order to estimate the interference that each transmitter will represent at each receiver. The estimated effect of the interference from one transmitter to a receiver that correlates with a different code is used to mitigate the interference. In another mode, the radar operates as a multi-input, multiple-output (MIMO) radar system utilizing all the antennas at a time. Interference cancellation of the nonideal cross-correlation sidelobes when transmitting in the MIMO mode are employed to remove ghost targets due to unwanted sidelobes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Uhnder, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Davis, Monier Maher, Jean P. Bordes, Manju Hegde, Otto A. Schmid, Raghunath K. Rao, Marius Goldenberg, Aria Eshraghi, Vito Giannini, David S. Trager, Nikhilesh Bhagat, Srikanth Gollapudi, Sundar Govindarajan, Steve Borho, Jonathan Preussner, Paul W. Dent, Paul Bassett, Stephen W. Alland, Fred Harris, Wayne E. Stark, Murtaza Ali
  • Publication number: 20190094353
    Abstract: A radar system processes signals in a flexible, adaptive manner to determine range, Doppler (velocity) and angle of objects in an environment. The radar system processes the received signal to achieve different objectives depending on one or more of a selected range resolution, a selected velocity resolution, and a selected angle of arrival resolution, as defined by memory requirements and processing requirements. The system allows improved resolution of range, Doppler and/or angle depending on the memory requirements and processing requirements. The system also adapts to changing environmental conditions including interfering radio signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Curtis Davis, Monier Maher, Jean P. Bordes, Manju Hegde, Otto A. Schmid, Raghunath K. Rao, Marius Goldenberg, Aria Eshraghi, Vito Giannini, David S. Trager, Nikhilesh Bhagat, Srikanth Gollapudi, Sundar Govindarajan, Steve Borho, Jonathan Preussner, Paul W. Dent, Paul Bassett, Stephen W. Alland, Fred Harris, Wayne E. Stark, Murtaza Ali
  • Patent number: 10145954
    Abstract: A radar system processes signals in a flexible, adaptive manner to determine range, Doppler (velocity) and angle of objects in an environment. The radar system processes the received signal to achieve different objectives depending on one or more of a selected range resolution, a selected velocity resolution, and a selected angle of arrival resolution, as defined by memory requirements and processing requirements. The system allows improved resolution of range, Doppler and/or angle depending on the memory requirements and processing requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Uhnder, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Davis, Monier Maher, Jean P. Bordes, Manju Hegde, Otto A. Schmid, Raghunath K. Rao, Marius Goldenberg, Aria Eshraghi, Vito Giannini, David S. Trager, Nikhilesh Bhagat, Srikanth Gollapudi, Sundar Govindarajan, Steve Borho, Jonathan Preussner, Paul W. Dent, Paul Bassett, Stephen W. Alland, Fred Harris, Wayne E. Stark, Murtaza Ali
  • Publication number: 20180275270
    Abstract: A radar sensing system for a vehicle includes a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter is configured for installation and use on a vehicle. The transmitter is configured to transmit radio signals. The receiver is configured for installation and use on the vehicle. The receiver is configured to receive radio signals that include (i) the transmitted radio signals transmitted by the transmitter and reflected from objects in an environment, and (ii) other radio signals that include radio signals transmitted by at least one other radar sensing system. The receiver is configured to filter frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radio signals from the received radio signals to produce filtered radio signals. The receiver is further configured to select between (i) the filtered radio signals, and (ii) the received radio signals before filtering. The filtered radio signals are selected when the other radio signals include FMCW radio signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Fred Harris, David Trager, Curtis Davis, Raghunath K. Rao
  • Publication number: 20180252809
    Abstract: A radar system has different modes of operation. In one mode, the radar operates as a single-input, multiple output (SIMO) radar system utilizing one transmitted signal from one antenna at a time. Codes with known excellent autocorrelation properties are utilized in this mode. At each receiver the response after correlating with various possible transmitted signals is measured in order to estimate the interference that each transmitter will represent at each receiver. The estimated effect of the interference from one transmitter to a receiver that correlates with a different code is used to mitigate the interference. In another mode, the radar operates as a multi-input, multiple-output (MIMO) radar system utilizing all the antennas at a time. Interference cancellation of the nonideal cross-correlation sidelobes when transmitting in the MIMO mode are employed to remove ghost targets due to unwanted sidelobes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Curtis Davis, Monier Maher, Jean P. Bordes, Manju Hegde, Otto A. Schmid, Raghunath K. Rao, Marius Goldenberg, Aria Eshraghi, Vito Giannini, David S. Trager, Nikhilesh Bhagat, Srikanth Gollapudi, Sundar Govindarajan, Steve Borho, Jonathan Preussner, Paul W. Dent, Paul Bassett, Stephen W. Alland, Fred Harris, Wayne E. Stark, Murtaza Ali
  • Patent number: 9989638
    Abstract: A radar sensing system for a vehicle includes a transmitter, a receiver, a processor and an adaptive filter. The transmitter is configured to transmit a radio signal. The receiver is configured to receive radio signals that include the transmitted radio signal reflected from objects in the environment, as well as further including other radio signals transmitted from at least one other radar sensing system. The receiver is further configured to produce a sampled stream. The sampled stream is provided to the processor. The processor, responsive to further processing of the sampled stream, controls the adaptive filter to filter the sampled stream, such that the other radio signals transmitted from the at least one other radar sensing system are removed from the received radio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Uhnder, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Harris, David Trager, Curtis Davis, Raghunath K. Rao
  • Publication number: 20180100918
    Abstract: A radar system processes signals in a flexible, adaptive manner to determine range, Doppler (velocity) and angle of objects in an environment. The radar system processes the received signal to achieve different objectives depending on one or more of a selected range resolution, a selected velocity resolution, and a selected angle of arrival resolution, as defined by memory requirements and processing requirements. The system allows improved resolution of range, Doppler and/or angle depending on the memory requirements and processing requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Curtis Davis, Monier Maher, Jean P. Bordes, Manju Hegde, Otto A. Schmid, Raghunath K. Rao, Marius Goldenberg, Aria Eshraghi, Vito Giannini, David S. Trager, Nikhilesh Bhagat, Srikanth Gollapudi, Sundar Govindarajan, Steve Borho, Jonathan Preussner, Paul W. Dent, Paul Bassett, Stephen W. Alland, Fred Harris, Wayne E. Stark, Murtaza Ali
  • Publication number: 20180031697
    Abstract: A radar sensing system for a vehicle includes a transmitter, a receiver, a processor and an adaptive filter. The transmitter is configured to transmit a radio signal. The receiver is configured to receive radio signals that include the transmitted radio signal reflected from objects in the environment, as well as further including other radio signals transmitted from at least one other radar sensing system. The receiver is further configured to produce a sampled stream. The sampled stream is provided to the processor. The processor, responsive to further processing of the sampled stream, controls the adaptive filter to filter the sampled stream, such that the other radio signals transmitted from the at least one other radar sensing system are removed from the received radio signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Fred Harris, David Trager, Curtis Davis, Raghunath K. Rao
  • Patent number: 9846228
    Abstract: A radar system processes signals in a flexible, adaptive manner to determine range, Doppler (velocity) and angle of objects in an environment. The radar system processes the received signal to achieve different objectives depending on the environment, the current information stored in the radar system, and/or external information provided to the radar system. The system allows improved resolution of range, Doppler and/or angle depending on the desired objective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: UHNDER, INC.
    Inventors: Curtis Davis, Monier Maher, Jean P. Bordes, Manju Hegde, Otto A. Schmid, Raghunath K. Rao, Marius Goldenberg, Aria Eshraghi, Vito Giannini, David S. Trager, Nikhilesh Bhagat, Srikanth Gollapudi, Sundar Govindarajan, Steve Borho, Jonathan Preussner, Paul W. Dent, Paul Bassett, Stephen W. Alland, Fred Harris, Wayne E. Stark, Murtaza Ali
  • Publication number: 20170307753
    Abstract: A radar sensing system for a vehicle includes a transmitter configured for installation and use on a vehicle and able to transmit radio signals. The radar sensing system also includes a receiver and a processor. The receiver is configured for installation and use on the vehicle and able to receive radio signals. The received radio signals include transmitted radio signals that are reflected from objects in the environment. The received radio signals further include radio signals transmitted by at least one other radar system. The processor samples the received radio signals to produce a sampled stream. The processor is configured to control an adaptive filter. Responsive to the processor, the adaptive filter is configured to filter the sampled stream, such that the radio signals transmitted by the at least one other radar system are removed from the received radio signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Fred Harris, David Trager, Curtis Davis, Raghunath K. Rao
  • Patent number: 9791564
    Abstract: A radar sensing system for a vehicle includes a transmitter configured for installation and use on a vehicle and able to transmit radio signals. The radar sensing system also includes a receiver and a processor. The receiver is configured for installation and use on the vehicle and able to receive radio signals. The received radio signals include transmitted radio signals that are reflected from objects in the environment. The received radio signals further include radio signals transmitted by at least one other radar system. The processor samples the received radio signals to produce a sampled stream. The processor is configured to control an adaptive filter. Responsive to the processor, the adaptive filter is configured to filter the sampled stream, such that the radio signals transmitted by the at least one other radar system are removed from the received radio signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: UHNDER, INC.
    Inventors: Fred Harris, David Trager, Curtis Davis, Raghunath K. Rao
  • Publication number: 20170293025
    Abstract: A radar system processes signals in a flexible, adaptive manner to determine range, Doppler (velocity) and angle of objects in an environment. The radar system processes the received signal to achieve different objectives depending on the environment, the current information stored in the radar system, and/or external information provided to the radar system. The system allows improved resolution of range, Doppler and/or angle depending on the desired objective.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Curtis Davis, Monier Maher, Jean P. Bordes, Manju Hegde, Otto A. Schmid, Raghunath K. Rao, Marius Goldenberg, Aria Eshraghi, Vito Giannini, David S. Trager, Nikhilesh Bhagat, Srikanth Gollapudi, Sundar Govindarajan, Steve Borho, Jonathan Preussner, Paul W. Dent, Paul Bassett, Stephen W. Alland, Fred Harris, Wayne E. Stark, Murtaza Ali
  • Publication number: 20170273569
    Abstract: A device for measuring the temperature of a lower extremity of a subject in need of such monitoring. The device is especially suited for monitoring the foot temperature of a subject with diabetes or another condition that could lead to lower blood circulation and temperature in the lower extremities of the subject. Methods of preventing complications from such diseases, disorders, syndromes, or conditions are provided. The past recorded temperatures of the subject may be stored for comparisons and trends analyses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: Jackson State University
    Inventors: JORDAN BARBER, CHEVAN BAKER, FRED HARRIS, JANN BUTLER, GORDON SKELTON
  • Patent number: 8795545
    Abstract: A thermoelectric material and a method of making a thermoelectric material are provided. In certain embodiments, the thermoelectric material comprises at least 10 volume percent porosity. In some embodiments, the thermoelectric material has a zT greater than about 1.2 at a temperature of about 375 K. In some embodiments, the thermoelectric material comprises a topological thermoelectric material. In some embodiments, the thermoelectric material comprises a general composition of (Bi1-xSbx)u(Te1-ySey)w, wherein 0?x?1, 0?y?1, 1.8?u?2.2, 2.8?w?3.2. In further embodiments, the thermoelectric material includes a compound having at least one group IV element and at least one group VI element. In certain embodiments, the method includes providing a powder comprising a thermoelectric composition, pressing the powder, and sintering the powder to form the thermoelectric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignees: ZT Plus, The Ohio State University
    Inventors: Joseph P. Heremans, Christopher M. Jaworski, Vladimir Jovovic, Fred Harris
  • Publication number: 20120248386
    Abstract: A thermoelectric material and a method of making a thermoelectric material are provided. In certain embodiments, the thermoelectric material comprises at least 10 volume percent porosity. In some embodiments, the thermoelectric material has a zT greater than about 1.2 at a temperature of about 375 K. In some embodiments, the thermoelectric material comprises a topological thermoelectric material. In some embodiments, the thermoelectric material comprises a general composition of (Bi1-xSbx)u(Te1-ySey)w, wherein 0?x?1, 0?y?1, 1.8?u?2.2, 2.8?w?3.2. In further embodiments, the thermoelectric material includes a compound having at least one group IV element and at least one group VI element. In certain embodiments, the method includes providing a powder comprising a thermoelectric composition, pressing the powder, and sintering the powder to form the thermoelectric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicants: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, ZT PLUS
    Inventors: Joseph P. Heremans, Christopher M. Jaworski, Vladimir Jovovic, Fred Harris
  • Patent number: 7623580
    Abstract: A simultaneous multiple channel receiver (“SMCR”) for receiving a combined signal having a plurality of carrier signals, where each carrier signal in the plurality of carriers signals corresponds to a frequency channel, and in response, simultaneously producing a plurality of output data stream signals, is disclosed. The SMCR may include a down-converter front-end capable of receiving the combined signal, a plurality of digital signal processors, wherein each digital signal processor of the plurality of digital signal processors is capable of producing an output data stream signal of the plurality of output data stream signals, and a multi-band filter in signal communication with both the down-converter front-end and the plurality of digital signal processors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Kendal McNaught-Davis Hess, Manjit S. Gill, Donald Brian Eidson, Chi-Ping Nee, Mats Lindstrom, Abraham Krieger, Fred Harris
  • Publication number: 20060097241
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns novel materials comprising at least two crystalline materials. In certain embodiments, at least one of the crystalline materials is a diffusion barrier, and at least one material has a high power factor. The disclosed materials are particularly useful as superlattices, particularly thermoelectric superlattices, and superlattice precursors. A method for synthesizing such superlattices is provided. An embodiment of the method includes using Modulated Elemental Reactants (MER) to deposit layers of superlattice precursor materials, followed by annealing to yield bulk superlattice materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Publication date: May 11, 2006
    Inventors: Fred Harris, David Johnson