Patents by Inventor Harris P. Moyer

Harris P. Moyer 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: 20180226720
    Abstract: A RF transmitting device and method for transmitting digital information wherein the device is connected to or connectable with an antenna, the RF transmitting device having an RF source or transmitter, an electronic switch, a plurality electromechanical resonators each connected to the electronic switch. The electronic switch connects a selected one or selected ones of the electromechanical resonators between the RF source or transmitter and the antenna. Alternatively, the electronic switch connects a selected one or selected ones of the electromechanical resonators between different portions of the antenna. The electronic switch is controlled by a digital control unit for causing the electronic switch to couple RF energy produced by the RF source or transmitter to the antenna via the selected one or selected ones of the plurality of electromechanical resonators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Walter S. WALL, Randall L. KUBENA, Harris P. MOYER
  • Patent number: 9536844
    Abstract: The disclosed antenna structures and electronic microsystems are capable of physically disappearing in a controlled, triggerable manner. Some variations provide an on-chip transient antenna comprising a semiconductor substrate containing ion-implanted hydrogen atoms and a conductor network comprising metals bridged by low-melting-temperature metals. Some variations provide an off-chip transient antenna comprising a flexible substrate containing a polymer, nanoporous silicon particles, and an oxidant for silicon, and a conductor network comprising metals bridged by low-melting-temperature metals. Other variations provide a method of introducing physical transience to a semiconductor integrated circuit, comprising thinning a substrate from the back side, implanting hydrogen ions into the thinned substrate to introduce latent structural flaws, depositing a semiconductor integrated circuit or sensor chip, and providing a controllable heating source capable of activating the latent structural flaws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Peter D. Brewer, Dana C. Wheeler, Tahir Hussain, Kyung-Ah Son, Hyok J. Song, Harris P. Moyer, Joseph S. Colburn, James H. Schaffner
  • Patent number: 8994465
    Abstract: A method for reducing the phase noise of a oscillator includes monitoring a phase slope of a resonator, and controlling the resonator to operate the resonator at a high phase slope condition, wherein the resonator comprises a piezoelectric material, or piezoelectric quartz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Randall L. Kubena, Richard J. Joyce, Harris P. Moyer
  • Patent number: 7795859
    Abstract: Low cost millimeter wave imagers using two-dimensional focal plane arrays based on backward tunneling diode (BTD) detectors. Two-dimensional focal arrays of BTD detectors are used as focal plane arrays in imagers. High responsivity of BTD detectors near zero bias results in low noise detectors that alleviate the need for expensive and heat generating low noise amplifiers or Dicke switches in the imager. BTD detectors are installed on a printed circuit board using flip chip packaging technology and horn antennas direct the waves toward the flip chip including the BTD detectors. The assembly of the horn antennas, flip chips, printed circuit board substrate, and interconnects together work as an imaging sensor. Corrugated surfaces of the components prevent re-radiation of the incident waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan James Lynch, James H. Schaffner, Daniel Frederic Sievenpiper, Debabani Choudhury, Joseph Colburn, Joel N. Schulman, Harris P. Moyer, Andrew T. Hunter
  • Patent number: 7583074
    Abstract: Low cost millimeter wave imagers using two-dimensional focal plane arrays based on backward tunneling diode (BTD) detectors. Two-dimensional focal arrays of BTD detectors are used as focal plane arrays in imagers. High responsivity of BTD detectors near zero bias results in low noise detectors that alleviate the need for expensive and heat generating low noise amplifiers or Dicke switches in the imager. BTD detectors are installed on a printed circuit board using flip chip packaging technology and horn antennas direct the waves toward the flip chip including the BTD detectors. The assembly of the horn antennas, flip chips, printed circuit board substrate, and interconnects together work as an imaging sensor. Corrugated surfaces of the components prevent re-radiation of the incident waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan James Lynch, James H. Schaffner, Daniel Frederic Sievenpiper, Debabani Choudhury, Joseph Colburn, Joel N. Schulman, Harris P. Moyer, Andrew T. Hunter