Patents by Inventor Gordon A. Jensen

Gordon A. Jensen 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: 20120143410
    Abstract: An interactive driver system is provided that alleviates range anxiety for the driver of an electric vehicle. The system includes: a range monitor module that determines range of the electric vehicle and identifies a given condition of the vehicle in which the range of the vehicle may be exceeded during ongoing operation of the vehicle; a load monitor module that identifies one or more electric loads being placed on a battery of the electric vehicle; and a driver notification module that presents suggestions on a display of the vehicle to the driver of the vehicle for reducing energy consumption by the vehicle upon occurrence of the given condition, where the suggestions relate to the identified electric loads. The suggestions presented to the driver preferably identify an action to be taken by the driver that reduces energy consumption and an associated change in the range of the vehicle if the action is taken by the driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: APTERA MOTORS, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Lee Gallagher, Richard Lewis Fabini, Kurt Gordon Jensen
  • Patent number: 6927570
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for quantitatively measuring samples whose amount or other characteristic quality is to be determined. The samples are arranged in a predefined pattern and are excited in a magnetic field. The magnetizations of the magnetic particles are thereby caused to oscillate at the excitation frequency in the manner of a dipole to create their own fields. These fields are inductively coupled to at least one substantially flat sensor such as sensing coils fabricated in a gradiometer configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Quantum Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Bancroft Simmonds, Kurt Gordon Jensen, Jost Hermann Diederichs, Randall Christopher Black
  • Publication number: 20040150396
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for quantitatively measuring combinations of magnetic particles combined with analytes whose amount or other characteristic quality is to be determined. The magnetic particles are complexed with the analytes to be determined and are excited in a magnetic field. The magnetizations of the magnetic particles are thereby caused to oscillate at the excitation frequency in the manner of a dipole to create their own fields. These fields are inductively coupled to at least one sensor such as sensing coils fabricated in a gradiometer configuration. The output signals from the sensing coils are appropriately amplified and processed to provide useful output indications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventors: Michael Bancroft Simmonds, Kurt Gordon Jensen, Jost Hermann Diederichs, Randall Christopher Black
  • Patent number: 6597176
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for quantitatively determining amounts and identities of substances whithin patterns of magnetic particles, such as within lateral flow membranes, microfludic systems, and the like. Magnetic particles are complexed with substances to be determined and are excited in an oscillating magnetic field. The magnetizations of the magnetic particles are thereby caused to oscillate at the excitation frequency to create their own fields. These fields are inductively coupled to at least one sensor such as sensing coils fabricated in a gradiometer configuration. The output signals from the sensing coils are appropriately amplified and processed to provide useful output indications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Quantum Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Bancroft Simmonds, Kurt Gordon Jensen, Jost Hermann Diederichs, Randall Christopher Black
  • Patent number: 6483303
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for quantitatively measuring groups of magnetic particles. The particles are complexed with substances to be determined and are excited in a magnetic field. The magnetizations of the magnetic particles are thereby caused to oscillate at the excitation frequency in the manner of a dipole to create their own fields. These fields are inductively coupled to at least one sensor such as sensing coils fabricated in a gradiometer configuration. The output signals from the sensing coils are appropriately amplified and processed to provide useful output indications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Quantum Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Bancroft Simmonds, Kurt Gordon Jensen, Jost Hermann Diederichs, Randall Christopher Black
  • Patent number: 6437563
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for quantitatively measuring combinations of magnetic particles combined with analytes whose amount or other characteristic quality is to be determined. The magnetic particles are complexed with the analytes to be determined and are excited in a magnetic field. The magnetizations of the magnetic particles are thereby caused to oscillate at the excitation frequency in the manner of a dipole to create their own fields. These fields are inductively coupled to at least one sensor such as sensing coils fabricated in a gradiometer configuration. The output signals from the sensing coils are appropriately amplified and processed to provide useful output indications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Quantum Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Bancroft Simmonds, Kurt Gordon Jensen, Jost Hermann Diederichs, Randall Christopher Black
  • Publication number: 20010052769
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for quantitatively measuring groups of magnetic particles. The particles are complexed with substances to be determined and are excited in a magnetic field. The magnetizations of the magnetic particles are thereby caused to oscillate at the excitation frequency in the manner of a dipole to create their own fields. These fields are inductively coupled to at least one sensor such as sensing coils fabricated in a gradiometer configuration. The output signals from the sensing coils are appropriately amplified and processed to provide useful output indications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2001
    Publication date: December 20, 2001
    Inventors: Michael Bancroft Simmonds, Kurt Gordon Jensen, Jost Hermann Diederichs, Randall Christopher Black
  • Publication number: 20010052770
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for quantitatively measuring groups of magnetic particles. The particles are complexed with substances to be determined and are excited in a magnetic field. The magnetizations of the magnetic particles are thereby caused to oscillate at the excitation frequency in the manner of a dipole to create their own fields. These fields are inductively coupled to at least one sensor such as sensing coils fabricated in a gradiometer configuration. The output signals from the sensing coils are appropriately amplified and processed to provide useful output indications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2001
    Publication date: December 20, 2001
    Inventors: Michael Bancroft Simmonds, Kurt Gordon Jensen, Jost Hermann Diederichs, Randall Christopher Black
  • Patent number: 5664105
    Abstract: A network analysis instrument employs a CPU, display and field programmable gate array circuitry to receive network data and detect various error conditions. Percent utilization is determined and information pertaining thereto is displayed to provide a user with information regarding network operating conditions. Ghosts are detected as well as collisions, jabber conditions and runt conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1997
    Assignee: Fluke Corporation
    Inventors: Mark D. Keisling, William R. Marbaker, Christopher A. Clabaugh, Gordon A. Jensen
  • Patent number: 5586054
    Abstract: A time-domain reflectometry device and method are provided wherein TDR may be performed on active Ethernet systems. A crossover network provides proper impedance termination both for pulse information generated by the TDR and for DC path signals. If a potential collision is detected when generating TDR pulses, a collision is forced by asserting a DC bias on the network thereby simulating a collision and generating a timeout at a much lower protocol level for reducing noticeable delay to network users and increasing network throughput.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Assignee: Fluke Corporation
    Inventors: Gordon A. Jensen, Stephen M. Ernst
  • Patent number: 5548222
    Abstract: A termination control circuit is coupled to a far end of a cable. A modulated test signal is reflected back to a near end of the cable at a different frequency but at substantially the same level of attenuation as the test signal. Signal attenuation in the reflected signal is then measured to determine the amount of attenuation in the test signal. A second embodiment of the termination control circuit measures crosstalk by enabling and disabling termination resistors at the far end of the cable. A DC bias voltage located at the near end of the cable selectively turns on switching diodes to enable the termination resistor. Alternatively, both the attenuation and crosstalk circuits are combined together allowing both signal attenuation and crosstalk measurements with the same termination control circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Assignee: Forte Networks
    Inventors: Gordon A. Jensen, Stephen M. Ernst
  • Patent number: 5425017
    Abstract: A testing apparatus for token ring local area networks (LANs) which can insert into the token ring network without requiring a separate port on a media access unit (MAU). The testing apparatus of the present invention is connected between a regular network station and the MAU. The testing apparatus is insertable into the network through the MAU, and the regular network station is able to insert into the network through the testing apparatus. Once inserted, the regular network station and the testing apparatus act as separate stations in series on the LAN. Due to its central position in this configuration, the testing apparatus is able to test for possible faults that might be present in the network and/or in the station to which it is connected. In addition, since the testing apparatus does not require a separate port on the MAU, no active user on the network needs to be disconnected for any extended period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1995
    Assignees: Forte Networks, Inc, Fluke Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Copley, David G. Fish, Gordon A. Jensen, Chris L. Odell, Charles H. Whiteside, Thomas S. Wisdom, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5381348
    Abstract: A token ring local area network (LAN) testing apparatus is provided. The apparatus utilizes time delay reflectory (TDR) in testing cable conductors that link or interconnect stations on the token ring with the token ring media access unit (MAU). In making the TDR related measurements, a directional coupler device is used in transmitting and receiving signals relative to the cable conductor. Information related to the magnitude and location of any cable conductor fault that is obtained. A TDR measurement can be used to determine the existence of a fault at the end of a cable conductor. A single matching impedance element is selected to match the impedance of the cable conductor before conducting any TDR measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1995
    Assignee: Fluke Corporation
    Inventors: Steve Ernst, Gordon A. Jensen
  • Patent number: 5309428
    Abstract: A token ring local area network (LAN) testing apparatus is provided. The apparatus is able to conduct a phase jitter measurement without disruption of normal token ring operation. The apparatus transmits a frame that includes phase jitter test data. This frame is transmitted into the token ring, together with a clock signal. After return of the frame with the phase jitter test data, a comparison is made between the recovered clock signal accompanying this frame and a reference clock signal. The result of this comparison provides a sample used in determining phase jitter. In making the measurement, an interpolation circuit is utilized to increase the resolution of the time difference between the recovered clock signal and the reference clock signal. A clamp circuit is used to ensure that each interpolation begins at the same reference voltage, as well as ensuring that the interpolation process is properly discontinued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Assignee: John Fluke Mfg. Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Copley, Gordon A. Jensen
  • Patent number: 4754420
    Abstract: An apparatus for digital filtering of sequences of data units, such as sequences of bytes. The apparatus uses parallel application of more than one filter and stores the results of applying all filters to a whole sequence of data units. The apparatus involves the interaction of random access memories. Hence, filters are programmable. In addition, individual data units in a sequence may be trapped for comparison solely as a function of their ordinal position in the sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1988
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventor: Gordon A. Jensen
  • Patent number: 4679193
    Abstract: Provided is a circuit for preventing local area network packets shorter than a predetermined bit length from being received by a local area network coprocessor. Serial data which would otherwise be received by the coprocessor is delayed by a data-shift register of predetermined bit length. Simultaneously, a carrier-sense-signal, which alerts the coprocessor that serial data is ready to be received, is modified by a carrier-sense-signal regeneration circuit. If the carrier-sense-signal is detected true by the regeneration circuit for a number of clock cycles equal to the number of bits in the data-shift register, then the carrier-sense-signal is delivered to the coprocessor and the data in the data-shift register is received by the coprocessor. Once the carrier-sense signal goes false, the regeneration circuit continues to deliver the carrier-sense-signal until the data-shift register empties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1987
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Company
    Inventors: Gordon A. Jensen, Stephen P. Reames, Jerry D. Morris, Scott S. Neal