Patents by Inventor Harry V. Winsor

Harry V. Winsor 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: 5896105
    Abstract: An array of individual and autonomous modules are deployed in a region to be surveilled. Each module, contained in an air dropable bomblet, includes a GPS system for determining the exact location of the deployed module. The module also includes an rf receiver and transmitter, as well as an atomic clock circuit for providing highly precise time and clocking signals, with operation of the module circuitry being governed by a control computer. The computers of the modules are individually programmed such that the modules of the array collectively operate as a distributed phased array antenna system, but without any hardwired interconnection between the modules. In another embodiment a single receiver is utilized and the apparatus operates on the frequency set of the GPS system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Corporation
    Inventors: John H. Murphy, Laurence E. Kline, Harvey C. Nathanson, Harry V. Winsor
  • Patent number: 4433291
    Abstract: An optical fiber cable and magnetic field detector magnetostrictively reave to the presence of an external magnetic field is presented, and methods thereof. The optical fiber cable comprises a elongated optically transparent core sheathed by a magnetostrictively responsive jacket disposed about the periphery of the core. The jacket responds to magnetic fields present and strains the core effecting the light transmission of the core. The effect upon the light transmission by the jacket is detected by interferometry for determining the presence of the magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1984
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Amnon Yariv, Harry V. Winsor